Daily Archives: November 7, 2020

2020-11-07: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-07). Biden wins. What happens next? peoplesdispatch.org Democratic candidate Joe Biden is set to be the next president of the United States, with most networks calling Pennsylvania and Nevada for him. However, president Donald Trump has refused to concede the elections…

Workers World Philadelphia bureau (2020-11-07). Philadelphia: 'As nurses, we demand justice!'. workers.org Workers World Party Philadelphia joined National Nurses United and the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP) in holding a vigil on Oct. 29 for healthcare workers who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Marie Kelly speaks at healthcare worker vigil, Oct. 29. WW Photo: . . . |

WSWS (2020-11-07). SUNY Cortland suspends in-person classes for rest of semester after seeing continued rise of COVID-19 cases. wsws.org The university in central New York has recorded 604 COVID-19 cases since the semester began. The decision to suspend in-person classes is an admission that it was never safe to return students to campus.

Fight Back (2020-11-07). Milwaukee Alliance leads rally and march to demand a people's mandate. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On November 4, more than 150 protestors joined the march and car caravan put on by Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (MAARPR). The protestors joined up at Sherman Park, an important landmark in Milwaukee that experienced an uprising against police violence in 2016. Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) set up a table for letter writing, to demand justice for "ThEE ThrEE", two men and one child shot and killed by the same Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah. | Speakers from El Pueblo and the Party for Socialism and Liberation echoed demands for COVID resources and an end…

Michael Welch (2020-11-07). Coronavirus: Powerful Voices have their Say on Lockdowns and "Pandemic Salvation" globalresearch.ca "Your policies and politics make no scientific, medical or common sense. Your belligerent fascism will not deter us in defending our human attributes codified as constitutional rights! Your measures are destructive, irrational and unconstitutional! They serve other masters, not …

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-07). US Murder Machine Now Under Competent Management. thealtworld.com Joe Biden's inauguration as the 46th president of the United States is now In order to have any chance of successfully advancing his legal narrative of electoral shenanigans President Trump would have to both (A) really want to remain president and (B) have the backing of sufficiently large power structures,

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-11-07). Who is Behind "Fake News"? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images. globalresearch.ca The mainstream corporate media is desperate. They want to suppress independent and alternative online media, which they categorize as "fake news". Readers on social media are warned not to go onto certain sites. Our analysis confirms that the mainstream media are routinely involved in distorting the facts and turning realities upside down.

Editor (2020-11-07). Portuguese Marxists view U.S. elections. workers.org From Jornal Mudar de Vida The following note on the jornalmudardevida.net site introduced a Portuguese translation of a WW editorial about the U.S. national election. It gives some insight into how European revolutionaries saw the U.S. election on the eve of Election Day. Translation: John Catalinotto. The upcoming elections in . . . |

Staff (2020-11-07). COVID Needs Are Urgent, But Many Cities Are Prioritizing Police Funding Instead. truthout.org We are in the midst of a global pandemic that has produced a massive economic crisis, in which millions are struggling to meet their basic needs. Meanwhile, in many mid-sized cities — including Houston, San Diego and Pittsburgh — police funding continues unabated, even as funding for crucial programs is cut. | Chicago is another prime example. In this city, tens of thousands of people are facing severe hardship, unemployment and housing insecurity, and winter is coming. The City…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-07). Lebanon's president demands US evidence to justify Bassil sanctions. middleeasteye.net Lebanon's president demands US evidence to justify Bassil sanctions | Michel Aoun says country to 'take necessary legal measures' over case amid fears move will further damage economy | Sat, 11/07/2020 – 10: 45 | Washington has imposed sanctions on Free Patriotic Movement leader Gebran Bassil for alleged ties with Hezbollah (AFP) | Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that his…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-07). Iran temporarily releases jailed rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. middleeasteye.net Iran temporarily releases jailed rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh | Release follows warnings by rights groups that Sotoudeh's health had severely deteriorated after a hunger strike | Sat, 11/07/2020 – 13: 43 | Nasrin Sotoudeh, pictured after being freed in 2013 after serving around half of a six-year jail sentence for spreading propaganda and conspiring to harm state security, charges she den…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-07). Iraqi forces kill protester, wound several others in Basra. middleeasteye.net Iraqi forces kill protester, wound several others in Basra | Prime minister warns security forces not to fire at protesters amid reports of clashes continuing in southern city | Sat, 11/07/2020 – 16: 03 | Iraqi riot police form a barrier near the local administration building in Basra during anti-government protests on 6 November 2020 (AFP) | Iraqi security forces using live gunfire killed…

_____ (2020-11-07). Gridlock — Biden May or May Not Win, but Trump Remains 'President' of Red America. strategic-culture.org One clear outcome of the U.S. election was

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Iran to produce three new human vaccines by yearend: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — The Secretary of Biotechnology Development Headquarters of the Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology said that three new human vaccines will be produced in the country by yearend (March 20).

_____ (2020-11-07). Media Silence Marks Ongoing OPCW Cover-Up Of Syria Chemical Weapons Scandal. popularresistance.org 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. "This is the U.S. government bombing Syria based on allegations that were later found by the investigating team to be false. But then once that team came back to write their report they were pressured by the U.S. government and had their evidence censored." | Unfortunately, it has not become a global scandal.

Nelson Lee, Michael Ison, Jake Dunning (2020-11-07). [Correspondence] Early triple antiviral therapy for COVID-19. thelancet.com In the trial led by Ivan Hung and colleagues,1 adults admitted to hospital with COVID-19 received two antiviral treatment combinations. In the combination group, 52 (60%) of 86 patients received interferon beta-1b (most patients received one to two doses), lopinavir—ritonavir, and ribavirin, based on the time elapsed from symptom onset to the start of study treatment (median 5 days [IQR 4—7]). However, 34 (40%) patients had interferon beta-1b omitted due to concerns of proinflammatory side-effects in patients who started treatment 7 days or more after symptom onset.

The Lancet (2020-11-07). [Editorial] COVID-19 in Latin America: a humanitarian crisis. thelancet.com Latin America has some of the highest COVID-19 death rates in the world. Why? For outsiders, much of the discussion of COVID-19 in Latin America has focused on Brazil and the errors of President Jair Bolsonaro. But the region as a whole is facing a humanitarian crisis borne out of political instability, corruption, social unrest, fragile health systems, and perhaps most importantly, longstanding and pervasive inequality—in income, health care, and education—which has been woven into the social and economic fabric of the region.

Marina Pollán, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Roberto Pastor-Barriuso, Jesús Oteo, Mayte Pérez-Olmeda, Raquel Yotti, ENE-COVID Study Group (2020-11-07). [Correspondence] SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in Spain — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Christian Hoffmann and Eva Wolf for pointing out the contradiction of similar severe acute respiratory syndrome corona ≠virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) seroprevalence figures between men and women in our nationwide study,1 compared with the distribution of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the most severely affected countries. Following their suggestion, we provide seroprevalence data stratified by age and sex (appendix) to show that infection rates were similar in men and women during the first epidemic wave in Spain.

Richard Horton (2020-11-07). [Comment] Offline: Managing the COVID-19 vaccine infodemic. thelancet.com If you read News Punch (aka "Where mainstream fears to tread"), you will be familiar with a series of articles about the prospects for a COVID-19 vaccine. With headlines such as "Big Pharma Exec: We Are Exempt From COVID-19 Vaccine Liability Claims", the website has published report after report casting doubt on the integrity of vaccine science and even the likelihood of a vaccine becoming available. You will find similar pieces on other websites, such as Infowars and AlterNet. The arguments these articles peddle seem deliberately designed to sow uncertainty.

Hytham K S Hamid (2020-11-07). [Correspondence] Surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com The COVIDSurg Collaborative1 evaluated 30-day postoperative mortality and pulmonary complications in 1128 patients with COVID-19. This included 421 (37%) patients undergoing abdominal surgery. Pulmonary complications were reported in 577 (51 ∑2%) of 1128 patients, with a high 30-day mortality rate of 23 ∑8% (219 of 577). These outcomes might mainly relate to impaired cell-mediated immunity associated with the acute phase of COVID-192 and the absence of an effective drug therapy.

Ivan Fan-Ngai Hung, Kwok-Yung Yuen (2020-11-07). [Correspondence] Early triple antiviral therapy for COVID-19 — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Nelson Lee and colleagues for the important questions. We agree that there are limitations to our study,1 including the absence of a placebo and no intervention group, which was mentioned in the discussion section of our Article.1…

Victor J Dzau, Celynne Balatbat (2020-11-07). [Comment] Strategy, coordinated implementation, and sustainable financing needed for COVID-19 innovations. thelancet.com Innovative tools and approaches are needed in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But innovation alone is insufficient and requires resources and an overarching strategy for implementation in a planned and coordinated way. Furthermore, it is important to evaluate the effectiveness of innovations before they are implemented in clinical care even in an emergency situation. Unfortunately, this strategic approach is not happening in many parts of the world as the numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise.

Anil Chauhan, Amit Agarwal, Nishant Jaiswal, Meenu Singh (2020-11-07). [Correspondence] ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine for SARS-CoV-2. thelancet.com The ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), described by Pedro Folegatti and colleagues,1 was an important milestone in vaccine development to contain the ongoing pandemic. The vaccine is one of several SARS-CoV-2 vaccines that have entered the human trial phase, and the phase 1/2 trial showed encouraging results. This trial has focused on the most relevant clinical outcomes of safety, reactogenicity, and immunogenicity of the vaccine. The recruited participants (ie, healthy adults aged 18—55 years who were negative for SARS-CoV-2) were randomly assigned…

David Rovics (2020-11-07). November rent (or lack thereof). dissidentvoice.org Ôªø Open Letter to My Landlord #6 If you think we're taking advantage of the moratorium on evictions, you're damn right we are. You have been taking advantage of the tacit threat of forced eviction ever since you bought your first apartment complex. Dear CTL/Randall Group, (Please forward to corporate.) I appreciate the advice you've …

Norman Solomon (2020-11-07). Progressives Made Trump's Defeat Possible. indybay.org Now It's Time to Challenge Biden and Other Corporate Democrats.

The Canary (2020-11-07). Biden tops 270 electoral college votes to defeat Trump in US election. thecanary.co Joe Biden has topped the 270 electoral college votes needed for victory over Donald Trump in the US presidential race. | The former vice-president was called as the winner of Pennsylvania on Saturday, meaning he has an insurmountable lead in the race for the White House. | Winning the vote in Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona — three states that voted for Mr Trump in 2016 — opened up several pathways to the presidency for the Democratic candidate. | It was victory in Pennsylvania, some four days after polls closed that saw him over the line. | Mr Trump made a series of unsubstantiated allegations to cla…

The Canary (2020-11-07). Biden on brink of presidency as Trump's voter fraud claims dismissed. thecanary.co A top election official has dismissed US President Donald Trump's fresh claims of voter fraud as rival Joe Biden edges closer to victory.Mr Trump launched a flurry of unsubstantiated claims on Twitter on Saturday, alleging that "bad things" happened, referring to votes being "illegally received" and insisting he has won "by a lot".But Federal Election Commission commissioner Ellen Weintraub said there is no evidence of voter fraud. | Speaking on CNN after Mr Trump's string of tweets — which were flagged by Twitter as containing information about the election that may be "misleading" — Ms Weintraub said:…

The Canary (2020-11-07). Why the US election count is taking so long. thecanary.co The slow pace of the US election count is fuelling a lot of criticism, but there are a number of reasons why it is taking so long to confirm the result.Bigger turnout and steps that American states took to protect residents from Covid-19 are among several factors in play. | The enthusiasm factorEven though the count is not yet complete, US president Donald Trump has easily surpassed the number of votes he got four years ago — more than 70 million so far, versus about 63 million in his victorious 2016 run.Meanwhile, Democrat Joe Biden has gained some 73.9 million votes, versus the 65.9 that Hillary Clinton re…

The Canary (2020-11-07). Coronavirus infection rate down from last week as mass testing pilot begins. thecanary.co Hundreds of people have been tested as part of a pilot mass coronavirus (Covid-19) testing programme while new data showed the rate of infections across England and Wales appears to be slowing down.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said an estimated 618,700 people in England — one in 90 — had coronavirus between October 25 and 31, up from 568,100 the week before.But while the infection rate has increased in recent weeks, "the rate of increase is less steep compared with previous weeks", the ONS said.Testing centres: The latest figures came as queues built up outside new test centres in Liv…

The Canary (2020-11-07). Gun carrying protesters continue to gather outside US vote counting centres. thecanary.co Armed protesters continue to gather outside offices where workers are counting votes that will decide who wins the US presidential election.The protesters with weapons including shotguns, handguns and military-style semiautomatic rifles, are a small minority of the demonstrators. There have been no reports of anyone getting shot, and the laws in Arizona, Nevada and Michigan — where guns have been seen outside vote-tabulation centres in recent days — allow people to openly carry firearms in public.But in a nation increasingly inured to weapons at rallies — most often carried by right-wing demonstrat…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-07). Thieves steal $700,000 worth of luxury goods from Paris home of Saudi princess. middleeasteye.net Thieves steal $700,000 worth of luxury goods from Paris home of Saudi princess | High-end items stolen include Hermes bags worth up to $26,000 each, a Cartier watch, furs and jewellery | Sat, 11/07/2020 – 09: 37 | Bags by the French luxury goods manufacturer Hermes were among items stolen from the Paris apartment (AFP) | Thieves have stolen ‚Ǩ600,000 ($712,460) worth of l…

The Canary (2020-11-07). Two armed men arrested near Philadelphia voting centre. thecanary.co Two men armed with handguns have been arrested near the Philadelphia convention centre where an ongoing vote count could decide the presidential election.Tip off: The men, aged 42 and 61, travelled to the city from the Virginia Beach area in a Hummer and did not have permits to carry the weapons in Pennsylvania, police said. They were arrested after the FBI in Virginia relayed a tip about their plans to Philadelphia police.Officers stopped the men on the street about a block away from the vehicle, Philadelphia police commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.The Hummer vehicle was parked near the Pennsylvania Conv…

Judy Greenspan (2020-11-07). °La autodefensa es un derecho! protesta en California contra violencia doméstica. workers.org 23 de octubre — El coro de "La autodefensa no es un crimen! Liberen a nuestras hermanas que cumplen condena!" sonó hoy en el edificio de la Corte Superior del Condado de Kern en apoyo de dos mujeres que se defendieron a sí mismas y a sus familias contra parejas . . . |

MEE and agencies (2020-11-07). Erdogan fires head of Turkish central bank after lira plunge. middleeasteye.net Erdogan fires head of Turkish central bank after lira plunge | Appointment of Naci Agbal set to fuel longstanding criticism about political interference in monetary policy | Sat, 11/07/2020 – 12: 13 | Naci Agbal will be the country's fourth central bank governor in five years (Reuters) | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday fired central bank governor Murat Uysal and replaced…

Don Fitz (2020-11-07). How Do Medical Students Get More Experience in the US than Cuba? dissidentvoice.org During the last 10 years I have written multiple articles documenting how Cuba has better medical practice and education than the US. To be honest, I have known for a long time that there is an area of medical training where medical students in the US get considerably more training than do those who study …

Fight Back (2020-11-07). 103 years since October Revolution. fightbacknews.org To mark the anniversary of the October Revolution – by our calendar Nov. 7, 1917 – Fight Back News Service is circulating the following paper by Freedom Road Socialist Organization. | The October Revolution and some lessons for the struggle for socialism in the U.S. | By Freedom Road Socialist Organization | This paper prepared collectively by the central leadership of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and was presented by leading member of FRSO, Frank Chapman, at the Centennial Commemoration of the October Revolution, held in New York City, July 2017. The event was sponsored by People's Response for Internati…

WSWS (2020-11-07). More statements from Australian workers defending Dr. Scalice against Philippine Stalinist slanders. wsws.org "I know a hatchet job when I see one!! As an older worker I have seen, in my time, the same type of double talk, lies and slanders of Stalinists, like Sison here in Australia."

Kaya Genàß (2020-11-07). [World Report] Turkish Medical Association clashes with politicians. thelancet.com Political leaders in Turkey have clashed with the biggest professional body for doctors in the country. Kaya Genàß reports from Istanbul.

Dean Baker (2020-11-07). The Biden 10 Million Vote Landslide! cepr.net Some folks are seeing this election as a squeaker for Biden since we saw close races in key states. This has concealed the fact that Biden actually is winning the popular vote by a large margin. Since many votes are still not counted across the country I thought I would do a simple exercise where …

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-11-07). Why Google is Facing Serious Accusations of Monopoly Practices. zcomm.org The global anti-monopoly actions show that what we are witnessing is a tectonic shift in the way big tech companies and their owners are being viewed…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Goods transit via Bashmaq Border Crossing hits about $2bn. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Observer of Kordestan Customs said that goods, valued at $1,903,762,792, was transited via Bashmaq Customs, Iran's main border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan region, in the current year (started March 21).

Thukalan Paulose George (2020-11-07). [Correspondence] SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in Spain. thelancet.com Marina Pollán and colleagues1 conclude that herd immunity is difficult to achieve because the sero ≠prevalence by point-of-care testing after the first wave of the epidemic was only 5% (95% CI 4 ∑7—5 ∑4).

Nicholas J DeVito, Ben Goldacre (2020-11-07). [Correspondence] Clinical trial reporting — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Liang Gao and colleagues for sharing their examination of the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry. It is disappointing that trial results are rarely shared on this registry. Earlier this year, we reported technical difficulties in accessing results on the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry in a presentation at the REWARD—EQUATOR 2020 con ≠ference, as part of our ongoing work examining clinical trial registries.1 We hope that the registry will recommit to ensuring that it is able to accept and publicly display results and will encourage researchers to fulfil their reporting obligations.

_____ (2020-11-07). Scheer Intelligence: How To Save American Journalism. popularresistance.org 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, while others such as the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times have turned to billionaires to fund their papers, resulting in a model that has turned journalism into a playground for the uber rich that conceals the economic plight of most of the population.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-07). Police crackdown leaves one farmer dead in Pakistan. peoplesdispatch.org Malik Ashfaq Langarial died in hospital on Wednesday after the police dispersed a sit-in by farmers in Lahore in Pakistan. The farmers were demanding a better price for their produce such as wheat and sugarcane…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Skocic invites 23 players for Bosnia friendly. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Team Melli head coach Dragan Skocic has invited 23 players for a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Nov. 12.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Iraqi army launches anti-ISIL operation in Kirkuk Province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Iraqi sources announced that the army has launched an airstrike against ISIL positions in Kirkuk province.

Ashley Curtin (2020-11-07). Widely used pesticide re-approved by EPA said to harm more than 1,000 endangered plants and species. nationofchange.org "This alarming assessment leaves no doubt that this hideously dangerous pesticide should be banned in the U.S., just as it is across much of the world."

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Iran standing by Afghans in fight against terrorism,extremism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Science Minister asserted that Iran has always stood by the Afghan Government in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

Susan M Sawyer (2020-11-07). [Comment] Global growth trends in school-aged children and adolescents. thelancet.com Despite declining rates over the past few decades, stunting continues to affect over 30% of children younger than 5 years in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, south Asia, and the Pacific.1 The extent to which stunting and underweight in early childhood are associated with premature death and disease explains why global nutrition policy, practice, and research have overwhelmingly focused on very young children. Yet, the rapid expansion of obesogenic environments, including in resource-poor countries, requires policy responses to address a more complex and dynamic nutritional landscape.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). "Resistance" only way to confront terrorists: Haddad Adel. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — The Director of Academy of Persian Language and Literature said that noble nation of Afghanistan are not alone, stating that 'resistance' is the sole way to deal with terrorists.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). CNN calls Biden next US President. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Some American outlets, including CNN, have named Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States.

Mobilize (2020-11-07). 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.

Talha Burki (2020-11-07). [World Report] Report released on Women Deliver allegations. thelancet.com An investigation into accusations of discrimination at advocacy group Women Deliver has said that rapid growth was a major cause. Talha Burki reports.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Terror attacks not to affect Afghans' will for building peace. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — The Iranian Parliament Speaker condemned the terrorist attack at Kabul University, noting that the path of building a peaceful Afghanistan will continue.

Jos Sances (2020-11-07). Jared Kushner: Nepotism at Work. thenation.com Jared Kushner: Nepotism at Work…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Iran not to participate in event held by Zionist regime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Sport For All Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran rejected the news regarding Iranian athletes competing with the Zionist regime in e-sports competitions.

Bay Area defends election (2020-11-07). 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…

Victor Ssempijja, Edith Namulema, Racheal Ankunda, Thomas C. Quinn, Frank Cobelens, Anja van't Hoog, Steven J. Reynolds (2020-11-07). Temporal trends of early mortality and its risk factors in HIV-infected adults initiating antiretroviral therapy in Uganda. thelancet.com Improved patient care practices should be promoted as a strategy for reducing early mortality after ART initiation, above and beyond the effects from ART initiation at higher CD4 counts and less advanced WHO clinical stage alone.

Tony Kirby (2020-11-07). [World Report] New Zealanders approve euthanasia in landmark vote. thelancet.com On the same day that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returned to power with a rare parliamentary majority, the people also voted in favour of legalised euthanasia. Tony Kirby reports.

Kate Aronoff (2020-11-07). The Philadelphia Left Holds the Line. zcomm.org After decades of voter suppression, organizing efforts pay off…

Dan Corjescu (2020-11-07). War, Peace, Wealth, and Recognition. dissidentvoice.org Is the world making more love than war these days? And if so why? It's a question that three great contemporary intellectuals have either indirectly or directly wrestled with in their life's work. The first of our intellectuals is Francis Fukuyama. In his celebrated debut book The End of History and The Last Man, Fukuyama …

Kimberly D Manning (2020-11-07). [Perspectives] More than medical mistrust. thelancet.com I turned off the ignition and sat still. Up until that moment, I'd been excited about this day. But now that it was here, I felt this strange mixture of angst and ambivalence. A sudden urge welled up in me to grab my phone, call the centre, and cancel. I told myself, "You don't have to do this." I reassured myself, "I know."

Aarathi Prasad (2020-11-07). [Perspectives] Roopa Dhatt: advancing gender equality in global health leadership. thelancet.com When Roopa Dhatt was 9 years old, she went into septic shock as a result of appendicitis. Her grandparents rushed her to a local hospital in India. Far from her home in the USA and apart from her émigré parents, who could not afford to join her, the experience is etched in Dhatt's memory. "In the early 1990s", she says, "the health system infrastructure [in India] was so weak, and so under-resourced, I was really fortunate that there was a paediatric surgeon in the city I was in, who was able to operate safely".

Bay Area defends election (2020-11-07). 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…

Will Peischel (2020-11-07). The $15 Minimum Wage Wasn't the Only Progressive Ballot Measure That Passed in Conservative States. zcomm.org Voters were also in favor of taxing the rich and making it legal to smoke weed…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). A peek into nomad's lifestyle in SW Iran. en.mehrnews.com KUHRANG, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Following photos have been taken from Lirah village in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province.

National Lawyers Guild (2020-11-07). 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.

People for the American Way (2020-11-07). Friday 11/6: Where We Go From Here Post-Election Briefting w/ People for the American Way. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). American Bull wins at Arlington film festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Iranian short 'American Bull' directed by Fateme Tousi has won at the 10th edition of the Arlington International Film Festival in the US.

Tom Conway (2020-11-07). Why the election represented an unprecedented exercise in democracy. nationofchange.org Besides trusted leaders, what Americans need is greater solidarity…

Lynda Carson (2020-11-07). Trump has nothing scheduled because of his re-election fiasco. indybay.org Voters Standing In Line For Trump's Failed Presidential Re-Election Campaign:…

Animal Liberation Press Office (2020-11-07). 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.

National Equality Action Team (2020-11-07). Tuesday 11/10: #ODIC Virtual Town Hall: SCOTUS Hearing on Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act. indybay.org Online town hall…

WSWS (2020-11-07). FBI seizes internet domain names it claims are part of Iranian influence campaign. wsws.org The DoJ made vague assertions of "covert influence" and "pro-Iranian propaganda," but presented no evidence of its allegations.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-11-07). Pueblos y Comunidades por la Biodiversidad. indybay.org Pueblos y Comunidades por la Biodiversidad: øQue son los TICCA?>

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). "Angels Do Not Die" wins at Bulgarian Film Festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — The short film "Angels Do Not Die" directed by Alireza Biglari won the Best Short Film Award at the Bulgarian Film Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Azerbaijani MP reprimanded over anti-Iran remarks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Azerbaijan's National Assembly has blasted remarks of MP Bahruz Maharramov about Iran, noting that the position of the MP does not reflect that of the parliament.

Pinar Ulug, Janet T Powell (2020-11-07). [Correspondence] Clinical trial reporting. thelancet.com Nicholas DeVito and colleagues1 dis ≠cussed how compliance with reporting clinical trial data is poor, suggesting that this might result from ineffective enforcement by regulators.

Hugh Harvey, Eric J Topol (2020-11-07). [Perspectives] More than meets the AI: refining image acquisition and resolution. thelancet.com Since the discovery of x-rays by Wilhelm Rà∂ntgen in 1895, scientists have been able to capture images of the human body with ever increasing clarity. Technology has evolved to the point that a full body CT scan can be taken in a matter of seconds at a lower radiation dose than would typically be received from about 3 years of natural background radiation. The main driver of this progress is the principle of reducing radiation dose, known as ALARA (as low as reasonably possible). Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to further reduce ionising radiation dose for imaging modalities that require it, s…

WSWS (2020-11-07). New York University moves forward with plans to establish segregated residential communities. wsws.org The establishment of race-based "Themed Engagement Communities" in two NYU dorms is reactionary and part of a broader campaign by the ruling class to divide workers and youth along racial lines.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Startup activist shares her expertise on supporting startups. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Mitra Ferdows, a startup investment expert, stressed the need to support new businesses and startups in a meeting with academic elites and investors.

_____ (2020-11-07). The task before 'Sleepy Joe' is to put liberal America right back to sleep. strategic-culture.org Jonathan COOK | 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 and compassion or to calcify through inertia, complacency and selfishness. | No one can be engaged and receptive all the time. But it is important to recognise these small opportunities for growth when they present themselves, even if at any particular moment we may decide…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-07). Women were active hunters too during prehistoric times, says new study. peoplesdispatch.org An excavation from the Andean Highlands in Peru of the remains of a woman reveals that hunting tools were buried alongside her. The tools recovered include six stone projectiles and 24 other stone artifacts…

Merryn Voysey, Andrew J Pollard (2020-11-07). [Correspondence] ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We agree with Anil Chauhan and colleagues that recording of anaphylaxis is important when testing a new vaccine. All participants in the trial were observed in the clinic for at least 30 min after they were vaccinated, and no cases of anaphylaxis occurred.1…

Bay Area defends election (2020-11-07). 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…

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…

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,

commondreams (2020-11-06). President-Elect Biden Must Bring Real Climate Action, Beginning with Fracking Ban on Federal Lands. commondreams.org ______________________________…

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…

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.

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 …

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…

_____ (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.

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…

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." . . . |

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 …

WSWS (2020-11-06). Alberta's Conservative government slashes health care amid COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org Even as Alberta is experiencing a rapid rise in COVID-19 infections, the UCP provincial government is moving to eliminate 11,000 public health care jobs.

RT (2020-11-06). UK govt's scientific advisers call for FREE GAMING & mobile data for young people during Covid-19 lockdown. rt.com If the UK government wants young people to abide by Covid rules they should give them support like free gaming, streaming services and mobile data, a report by the state's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) advised. | Compliance with social distancing and stay at home rules has been "substantially lower and declining" among those aged between 18 and 29 compared to people from older age groups, the paper said, pointing out that one of the main reasons for that was "lack of trust in the government." | The paper was prepared last month, but published on Friday — a day after a second nationwide…

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 …

WSWS (2020-11-06). UK teachers, students and parents across England support strike action to close schools, welcome French teacher strikes. wsws.org The UK's lockdown vote took place on the deadliest day for the virus in the country since May, with 492 COVID-19 deaths reported. This was the highest fatality rate per capita of any country in the world that day.

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.

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.

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.

RT (2020-11-06). Budapest & Brussels on potential collision course as Hungary says it will import Russian Covid-19 vaccine despite EU objections. rt.com Hungary announced it will purchase Russia's Sputnik-V coronavirus vaccine for research and licensing purposes, in a move that risks creating tensions with EU authorities who insist only formulas made in the bloc should be used. | Foreign Minister Peter Sijarto said on Thursday that Budapest will place an order for the vaccine. "Russia will start supplying small batches in December to complete clinical trials and research here," he told journalists. | Russia became the first country in the world to approve a jab for Covid-19 in September. It drew criticism from some international commentators for the speed of t…

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.

RT (2020-11-06). Pay people to take Covid-19 vaccine argues leading ethicist, though others warn it would set 'dangerous precedent'. rt.com A leading ethicist has proposed financial and other incentives to increase coronavirus vaccination rates, though many of his contemporaries fear this would set a dangerous precedent with potentially disastrous consequences. | This week, Oxford University Professor Julian Savulescu proposed the idea that a financial incentive could persuade those hesitant to take a Covid-19 vaccine. He also suggested exemption from the wearing of face masks and social distancing as possible alternatives to payment. | Savulescu argues that voluntary vaccination wouldn't guarantee a high enough percentage of the population would…

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…

Elise Gould (2020-11-06). Thanks to GOP, Next President Inherits a Devastated Economy With Millions Out of Work. commondreams.org Policymakers cannot ignore the economic devastation happening to workers and their families across the country. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-11-06). Global coronavirus death toll reaches daily record of over 9,000. wsws.org The global death toll is surging as the pandemic has accelerated across Europe and North America, a prelude to grim developments if nations do not take decisive measures to stem the surge of infections.

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). '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.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-06). To Trump's Threat That Biden Will Ban Fracking, Climate Campaigners Say, 'Yes, Please'. commondreams.org "Joe Biden can prove himself to be the leader these precarious times require." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

sputniknews (2020-11-06). Election 2020: You Just Keep Me Hanging On. sputniknews.com On today's episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan discussed current events, including the ongoing 2020 election, Pennsylvania/Philadelphia still counting votes days later, and the Biden team threatening to throw President Trump out of office by force.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

RT (2020-11-06). China condemns US for 'whitewashing' terrorist organizations after dropping Islamic extremist group's designation. rt.com Beijing has called on the US to reverse its decision to remove the East Turkestan Islamic Movement from its list of terrorist organizations, accusing Washington of 'whitewashing' militant groups. | Speaking at a press briefing on Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said that "China deplores and firmly opposes the US decision" to drop the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) from its list of designated terrorist groups. | Demanding the US reverse its decision, he strongly affirmed that "terrorism is terrorism" and urged America to "refrain from 'whitewashing' terrorist organizations or going bac…

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.

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 …

RT (2020-11-06). US pretends to 'give lessons in democracy': Maduro skewers election snafu as Venezuela prepares to hold its own vote. rt.com Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ridiculed the US' shambolic election outcome in light of Washington's efforts to force its peculiar style of "democracy" down other countries' throats, particularly Venezuela and its allies. | Maduro declined to comment on the outcome of the US election in a televised speech on Wednesday, asking for the US to return the favor and not meddle in Venezuela's democracy when the country votes in December. However, he couldn't resist throwing a little shade at the nation which attempted to replace him last year with then-opposition leader Juan Guaido, a self-proclaimed "presid…

RT (2020-11-06). Russia & Germany call for immediate ceasefire amid fears Nagorno-Karabakh war could become Yugoslavia-like humanitarian crisis. rt.com The capital of the contested region of Nagorno-Karabakh is preparing for an assault by Azerbaijani troops, this weekend, while Russia and the European Union work to try to secure at least a temporary pause in hostilities. | Stepanakert, the administrative centre of the de facto Armenian-controlled breakaway region, which Azerbaijan considers part of its territory, is expected to be the next frontier in the war between the two nations. The city is home to around 55,000 people and is the largest conurbation in the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh. There are fears that fighting there could precipitate a humani…

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 …

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-06). Facebook's Censorship Spree Is VK's Time To Finally Shine As A Free Speech Alternative. thealtworld.com The censorship spree that Facebook's been on since the US' contentious elections is the golden opportunity that its Russian competitor VK has been waiting for in order to finally present itself as a credible and easy-to-use free speech alternative, but it can only do so if the awareness and will exist at its leadership level to seize the moment through a clever marketing strategy aimed at Facebook's politically minded audience. | Facebook isn't even hiding the fact that it's censoring its users in the aftermath of the US' contentious elections. It used to just shadow block them, but now it adds a so-called "fact-…

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-06). Nobel-winning Ethiopian PM has overseen country's descent into barbarity and madness. thealtworld.com The Western media have hailed Ethiopia's Premier Abiy Ahmed as a "liberal reformer" ever since he rose to power in the East African country nearly two years ago. | Remarkably, despite the chaos and conflict that has accompanied his leadership, the same media tend to portray the mayhem as somehow due to opposition to his benign reforms. | This week, federal military forces have launched operations in a northern region of Tigray. Western media amplified Abiy's claim that the state of emergency was necessitated because Tigray militia had attacked federal forces first. Tigray leaders say that is turning reality on it…

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

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…

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…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-06). Greta Thunberg Tells Trump to 'Chill, Donald, Chill' After Unhinged, Lie-Filled Ballot Tirade. commondreams.org "Donald must work on his Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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 …

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

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…

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). 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…

_____ (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…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-06). 'I Mostly Listen': Offering Blueprint for Democrats, Green New Deal Champion Chloe Maxmin Unseats Powerful GOP Incumbent in Rural Maine. commondreams.org "I don't show up and talk about myself," says Maxmin, who this week unseated the state's Republican Senate Minority Leader. "I really try and listen and make sure that the voices that I hear are reflected in our campaign." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (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

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 …

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-06). 'This Is a Grave Crime': Rep. Ilhan Omar Condemns Israeli 'Ethnic Cleansing' After IDF Destruction of Palestinian Hamlet. commondreams.org Dozens of Bedouins—including 41 children—were left homeless after occupation troops bulldozed their community to the ground on Tuesday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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

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

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 . . . |

RT (2020-11-06). Vienna's anti-terrorism chief suspended after deadly attack in Austrian capital. rt.com The head of the agency in charge of anti-terrorism operations in Vienna has been suspended pending an investigation into a deadly Islamist attack which took place in Austria's capital earlier this week. | "The head of the regional Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Anti-Terrorism (BVT) asked me to suspend his functions because he doesn't want to stand in the way of an orderly inquiry," Gerhard Puerstl, the head of the city's police, said during a press conference on Friday. | On Monday, a 20-year-old man, who had previously served time in prison for trying to join Islamic State (IS, formerly ISI…

Louis Proyect (2020-11-06). The Origins of Commercial Capitalism. counterpunch.org I'm not a professional historian, but I get to play one on the Internet. One of the historical debates that I have been absorbed with since the mid-1990s is over capitalism's origin. When James Blaut, an anthropology professor who died in 2000, showed up on the Marxism list around then, he had just published "The

Daniel Beaumont (2020-11-06). Prison, the Plague, Writing and Exile: an Interview With Aslı Erdogan. counterpunch.org This interview with the Turkish author Aslı Erdogan was conducted by mail in recent weeks. She is a renowned author in Turkey, and well known in Europe where works have been translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and possibly some other languages. Her works have won numerous international literary prizes. She is also

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. …

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 …

RT (2020-11-06). 'Stop trying to be Woke Foods': Outcry after supermarket chain told Canadian staff they can't wear Remembrance poppy sparks u-turn. rt.com The Whole Foods Market grocery chain told Canadian media that a symbol worn to remember the fallen ahead of Remembrance Day doesn't comply with its dress code rules. The firm has since u-turned on the ban, following outcry. | US-based Whole Foods Market has been branded "disgusting" and accused of "trying to be woke" after media reported that the grocery chain's staff in Canada can't wear a red poppy, as it is said to violate the dress code rules. | Poppies are traditionally worn in the UK, as well as in Canada and other Commonwealth countries, to honor members of the armed forces who have died in wars. Howeve…

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

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

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.

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)…

RT (2020-11-06). French Muslims STAND GUARD outside Catholic church in show of solidarity with Christians following terrorist attacks. rt.com Muslims of Lodeve, a town in the south of France, organized to protect the local cathedral in a show of solidarity with Catholics, following the deadly terrorist attack in Nice at the end of October. | "In recent years, I've had a pit in my stomach," French-born Muslim Elyazid Benferhat told the Associated Press. The activist said that after every act of Islamic terrorism inside France, it is regular Muslims who are left to suffer the consequences in terms of social persecution, even though they "had nothing to do with it." | After the latest terrorist attacks, Benferhat assembled a team, recruiting acquaintan…

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 …

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 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…

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…

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

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.

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

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…

RT (2020-11-06). Lebanon's former FM Gebran Bassil hit by US sanctions over alleged corruption & Hezbollah support. rt.com The US has imposed sanctions on prominent Hezbollah-allied Lebanese politician Gebran Bassil "for his role in corruption." The former foreign minister branded the move an "injustice." | Bassil is accused by the US of "appointing friends to positions" in 2017 and funneling government cash through shell companies to "individuals close to him" in 2014 when he was minister of energy. | "The systemic corruption in Lebanon's political system exemplified by Bassil has helped to erode the foundation of an effective government that serves the Lebanese people," US Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said when announcin…

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…

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

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').

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 …

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…

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.

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…

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…

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 …

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.

The Canary (2020-11-06). Met apologises over journalists threatened with arrest while covering protest. thecanary.co Scotland Yard has apologised after journalists and photographers covering an anti-lockdown protest were told to leave and threatened with arrest.Journalists at the demo protesting the new national lockdown in England in Trafalgar Square on 5 November were reportedly told by officers they were not seen as essential workers and needed special permission from the Met Police to be present.The reported incidents took place as police clashed with protesters in the capital on the first day of the month-long second lockdown.'Special permission': The Society of Editors (SoE) has written to the Home Office and Met P…

commondreams (2020-11-06). Socialists Mobilize Nationwide to Demand Democracy. commondreams.org ______________________________…

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!'

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.

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.

commondreams (2020-11-06). Wall Street Must Condemn Trump's Attack on Democracy. commondreams.org ______________________________…

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 …

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…

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

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…

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

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 …

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.

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…

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…

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.

WSWS (2020-11-06). Indian Magna Cosma workers continue strike against victimisation and for recognition of new union. wsws.org The strikers are challenging the Canadian conglomerate's super exploitation of a multi-tier workforce, with just 75 permanent workers alongside 350 contract workers and 200 trainees.

John Feffer (2020-11-06). U.S. Democracy: the Four-Year Rule? counterpunch.org You know about the five-second rule. According to conventional wisdom, food that has dropped on the floor can be safely eaten if retrieved within five seconds. Some scientists have even set up experiments to confirm this folk saying. Of course, all bets are off if your toast falls on the floor buttered side down and

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."

WSWS (2020-11-06). French teachers' strikes mount against school openings as pandemic surges. wsws.org Teachers across France are continuing to organise strike action at local school meetings as they face catastrophic conditions.

splcenter (2020-11-06). A Hard-Won Victory: The will of the American people is clear, yet there is much work to be done. splcenter.org &nbsp…

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".

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.

2020-11-07: Social Media Postees

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Biden wins. What happens next?
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-07
Democratic candidate Joe Biden is set to be the next president of the United States, with most networks calling Pennsylvania and Nevada for him. However, president Donald Trump has refused to concede the elections…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/07/biden-win…

Milwaukee Alliance leads rally and march to demand a people's mandate
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-07
Milwaukee, WI – On November 4, more than 150 protestors joined the march and car caravan put on by Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (MAARPR). The protestors joined up at Sherman Park, an important landmark in Milwaukee that experienced an uprising against police violence in 2016. Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) set up a table for letter writing, to demand justice for "ThEE ThrEE", two men and one child shot and killed by the same Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah. | Speakers from El Pueblo and the Party for Socialism and Liberation echoed demands for COVID resources and an end…
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SUNY Cortland suspends in-person classes for rest of semester after seeing continued rise of COVID-19 cases
wsws.org | 2020-11-07
The university in central New York has recorded 604 COVID-19 cases since the semester began. The decision to suspend in-person classes is an admission that it was never safe to return students to campus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/07/suny…

Philadelphia: 'As nurses, we demand justice!'
Workers World Philadelphia bureau | workers.org | 2020-11-07
Workers World Party Philadelphia joined National Nurses United and the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP) in holding a vigil on Oct. 29 for healthcare workers who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Marie Kelly speaks at healthcare worker vigil, Oct. 29. WW Photo: . . . | Continue reading Philadelphia: 'As nurses, we demand justice!' at Workers.org
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Coronavirus: Powerful Voices have their Say on Lockdowns and "Pandemic Salvation"
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-07
"Your policies and politics make no scientific, medical or common sense. Your belligerent fascism will not deter us in defending our human attributes codified as constitutional rights! Your measures are destructive, irrational and unconstitutional! They serve other masters, not …
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-a-second-l…

Portuguese Marxists view U.S. elections
Editor | workers.org | 2020-11-07
From Jornal Mudar de Vida The following note on the jornalmudardevida.net site introduced a Portuguese translation of a WW editorial about the U.S. national election. It gives some insight into how European revolutionaries saw the U.S. election on the eve of Election Day. Translation: John Catalinotto. The upcoming elections in . . . | Continue reading Portuguese Marxists view U.S. elections at Workers.org
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Who is Behind "Fake News"? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-07
The mainstream corporate media is desperate. They want to suppress independent and alternative online media, which they categorize as "fake news". Readers on social media are warned not to go onto certain sites. Our analysis confirms that the mainstream media are routinely involved in distorting the facts and turning realities upside down.
globalresearch.ca/who-is-behind-fake-new…

[Correspondence] SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in Spain — Authors' reply
Marina Pollán, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Roberto Pastor-Barriuso, Jesús Oteo, Mayte Pérez-Olmeda, Raquel Yotti, ENE-COVID Study Group | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
We thank Christian Hoffmann and Eva Wolf for pointing out the contradiction of similar severe acute respiratory syndrome corona ≠virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) seroprevalence figures between men and women in our nationwide study,1 compared with the distribution of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the most severely affected countries. Following their suggestion, we provide seroprevalence data stratified by age and sex (appendix) to show that infection rates were similar in men and women during the first epidemic wave in Spain.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32266-2/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in Spain
Christian Hoffmann, Eva Wolf | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
We read with great interest the Article by Marina Pollán and colleagues.1 It is remarkable that in the Spanish popu ≠la ≠tion, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) seroprevalence as of May, 2020, appeared to be the same in men (immunoassay positive 4 ∑6%, 95% CI 4 ∑2–5 ∑0) and women (4 ∑6%, 4 ∑2–5 ∑0). Of note, neither Pollán and colleagues nor Eckerle and Meyer's linked Comment2 mention the sex distri ≠bution throughout different age strata. This is a missed opportunity because Spain, among other countries, showed marked age-specific sex di…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32272-8/fulltext?rss=yes

Media Silence Marks Ongoing OPCW Cover-Up Of Syria Chemical Weapons Scandal
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-07
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. "This is the U.S. government bombing Syria based on allegations that were later found by the investigating team to be false. But then once that team came back to write their report they were pressured by the U.S. government and had their evidence censored." | Unfortunately, it has not become a global scandal.
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[Correspondence] Early triple antiviral therapy for COVID-19 — Authors' reply
Ivan Fan-Ngai Hung, Kwok-Yung Yuen | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
We thank Nelson Lee and colleagues for the important questions. We agree that there are limitations to our study,1 including the absence of a placebo and no intervention group, which was mentioned in the discussion section of our Article.1…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32268-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Offline: Managing the COVID-19 vaccine infodemic
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
If you read News Punch (aka "Where mainstream fears to tread"), you will be familiar with a series of articles about the prospects for a COVID-19 vaccine. With headlines such as "Big Pharma Exec: We Are Exempt From COVID-19 Vaccine Liability Claims", the website has published report after report casting doubt on the integrity of vaccine science and even the likelihood of a vaccine becoming available. You will find similar pieces on other websites, such as Infowars and AlterNet. The arguments these articles peddle seem deliberately designed to sow uncertainty.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32315-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Early triple antiviral therapy for COVID-19
Nelson Lee, Michael Ison, Jake Dunning | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
In the trial led by Ivan Hung and colleagues,1 adults admitted to hospital with COVID-19 received two antiviral treatment combinations. In the combination group, 52 (60%) of 86 patients received interferon beta-1b (most patients received one to two doses), lopinavir–ritonavir, and ribavirin, based on the time elapsed from symptom onset to the start of study treatment (median 5 days [IQR 4–7]). However, 34 (40%) patients had interferon beta-1b omitted due to concerns of proinflammatory side-effects in patients who started treatment 7 days or more after symptom onset.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32274-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic
Hytham K S Hamid | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
The COVIDSurg Collaborative1 evaluated 30-day postoperative mortality and pulmonary complications in 1128 patients with COVID-19. This included 421 (37%) patients undergoing abdominal surgery. Pulmonary complications were reported in 577 (51 ∑2%) of 1128 patients, with a high 30-day mortality rate of 23 ∑8% (219 of 577). These outcomes might mainly relate to impaired cell-mediated immunity associated with the acute phase of COVID-192 and the absence of an effective drug therapy.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32281-9/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Strategy, coordinated implementation, and sustainable financing needed for COVID-19 innovations
Victor J Dzau, Celynne Balatbat | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
Innovative tools and approaches are needed in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But innovation alone is insufficient and requires resources and an overarching strategy for implementation in a planned and coordinated way. Furthermore, it is important to evaluate the effectiveness of innovations before they are implemented in clinical care even in an emergency situation. Unfortunately, this strategic approach is not happening in many parts of the world as the numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32289-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic
Harsha Shanthanna, Vishal Uppal | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
The COVIDSurg Collaborative's study1 of surgical outcomes in patients with COVID-19 is commendable, as most existing publications around perioperative practice are commentaries or recommendations with extrapolated knowledge.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32279-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Editorial] COVID-19 in Latin America: a humanitarian crisis
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
Latin America has some of the highest COVID-19 death rates in the world. Why? For outsiders, much of the discussion of COVID-19 in Latin America has focused on Brazil and the errors of President Jair Bolsonaro. But the region as a whole is facing a humanitarian crisis borne out of political instability, corruption, social unrest, fragile health systems, and perhaps most importantly, longstanding and pervasive inequality–in income, health care, and education–which has been woven into the social and economic fabric of the region.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32328-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine for SARS-CoV-2
Anil Chauhan, Amit Agarwal, Nishant Jaiswal, Meenu Singh | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
The ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), described by Pedro Folegatti and colleagues,1 was an important milestone in vaccine development to contain the ongoing pandemic. The vaccine is one of several SARS-CoV-2 vaccines that have entered the human trial phase, and the phase 1/2 trial showed encouraging results. This trial has focused on the most relevant clinical outcomes of safety, reactogenicity, and immunogenicity of the vaccine. The recruited participants (ie, healthy adults aged 18–55 years who were negative for SARS-CoV-2) were randomly assigned…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32271-6/fulltext?rss=yes

Biden on brink of presidency as Trump's voter fraud claims dismissed
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-07
A top election official has dismissed US President Donald Trump's fresh claims of voter fraud as rival Joe Biden edges closer to victory.Mr Trump launched a flurry of unsubstantiated claims on Twitter on Saturday, alleging that "bad things" happened, referring to votes being "illegally received" and insisting he has won "by a lot".But Federal Election Commission commissioner Ellen Weintraub said there is no evidence of voter fraud. | Speaking on CNN after Mr Trump's string of tweets — which were flagged by Twitter as containing information about the election that may be "misleading" — Ms Weintraub said:…
thecanary.co/us/2020/11/07/biden-on-brin…

Biden tops 270 electoral college votes to defeat Trump in US election
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-07
Joe Biden has topped the 270 electoral college votes needed for victory over Donald Trump in the US presidential race. | The former vice-president was called as the winner of Pennsylvania on Saturday, meaning he has an insurmountable lead in the race for the White House. | Winning the vote in Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona — three states that voted for Mr Trump in 2016 — opened up several pathways to the presidency for the Democratic candidate. | It was victory in Pennsylvania, some four days after polls closed that saw him over the line. | Mr Trump made a series of unsubstantiated allegations to cla…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2020/11/07/bi…

Why the US election count is taking so long
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-07
The slow pace of the US election count is fuelling a lot of criticism, but there are a number of reasons why it is taking so long to confirm the result.Bigger turnout and steps that American states took to protect residents from Covid-19 are among several factors in play. | The enthusiasm factorEven though the count is not yet complete, US president Donald Trump has easily surpassed the number of votes he got four years ago — more than 70 million so far, versus about 63 million in his victorious 2016 run.Meanwhile, Democrat Joe Biden has gained some 73.9 million votes, versus the 65.9 that Hillary Clinton re…
thecanary.co/us/2020/11/07/why-the-us-el…

Coronavirus infection rate down from last week as mass testing pilot begins
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-07
Hundreds of people have been tested as part of a pilot mass coronavirus (Covid-19) testing programme while new data showed the rate of infections across England and Wales appears to be slowing down.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said an estimated 618,700 people in England — one in 90 — had coronavirus between October 25 and 31, up from 568,100 the week before.But while the infection rate has increased in recent weeks, "the rate of increase is less steep compared with previous weeks", the ONS said.Testing centres: The latest figures came as queues built up outside new test centres in Liv…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/07/coronavi…

Gun carrying protesters continue to gather outside US vote counting centres
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-07
Armed protesters continue to gather outside offices where workers are counting votes that will decide who wins the US presidential election.The protesters with weapons including shotguns, handguns and military-style semiautomatic rifles, are a small minority of the demonstrators. There have been no reports of anyone getting shot, and the laws in Arizona, Nevada and Michigan — where guns have been seen outside vote-tabulation centres in recent days — allow people to openly carry firearms in public.But in a nation increasingly inured to weapons at rallies — most often carried by right-wing demonstrat…
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Iran to produce three new human vaccines by yearend: official
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-07
TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — The Secretary of Biotechnology Development Headquarters of the Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology said that three new human vaccines will be produced in the country by yearend (March 20).
en.mehrnews.com/news/165606/Iran-to-prod…

Goods transit via Bashmaq Border Crossing hits about $2bn
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-07
TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Observer of Kordestan Customs said that goods, valued at $1,903,762,792, was transited via Bashmaq Customs, Iran's main border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan region, in the current year (started March 21).
en.mehrnews.com/news/165598/Goods-transi…

Gridlock — Biden May or May Not Win, but Trump Remains 'President' of Red America
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-07
One clear outcome of the U.S. election was the collapse of the promised 'Blue Wave' — an implosion that marks the 'beginning of the end' to a powerful spell enthralling the West. It was the delusion which Ron Chernow, the acclaimed U.S. presidential historian, gave credence, as he contemptuously dismisse…
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103 years since October Revolution
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-07
To mark the anniversary of the October Revolution – by our calendar Nov. 7, 1917 – Fight Back News Service is circulating the following paper by Freedom Road Socialist Organization. | The October Revolution and some lessons for the struggle for socialism in the U.S. | By Freedom Road Socialist Organization | This paper prepared collectively by the central leadership of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and was presented by leading member of FRSO, Frank Chapman, at the Centennial Commemoration of the October Revolution, held in New York City, July 2017. The event was sponsored by People's Response for Internati…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/11/7/103-year…

Iran temporarily releases jailed rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-07
Iran temporarily releases jailed rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh | Release follows warnings by rights groups that Sotoudeh's health had severely deteriorated after a hunger strike | MEE and agencies | Sat, 11/07/2020 – 13: 43 | Nasrin Sotoudeh, pictured after being freed in 2013 after serving around half of a six-year jail sentence for spreading propaganda and conspiring to harm state security, charges she den…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/iran-releases…

COVID Needs Are Urgent, But Many Cities Are Prioritizing Police Funding Instead
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-07
We are in the midst of a global pandemic that has produced a massive economic crisis, in which millions are struggling to meet their basic needs. Meanwhile, in many mid-sized cities — including Houston, San Diego and Pittsburgh — police funding continues unabated, even as funding for crucial programs is cut. | Chicago is another prime example. In this city, tens of thousands of people are facing severe hardship, unemployment and housing insecurity, and winter is coming. The City…
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Progressives Made Trump's Defeat Possible
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-11-07
Now It's Time to Challenge Biden and Other Corporate Democrats.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/06/1883822…

Iraqi army launches anti-ISIL operation in Kirkuk Province
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-07
TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Iraqi sources announced that the army has launched an airstrike against ISIL positions in Kirkuk province.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165617/Iraqi-army-l…

[Perspectives] More than meets the AI: refining image acquisition and resolution
Hugh Harvey, Eric J Topol | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
Since the discovery of x-rays by Wilhelm Rà∂ntgen in 1895, scientists have been able to capture images of the human body with ever increasing clarity. Technology has evolved to the point that a full body CT scan can be taken in a matter of seconds at a lower radiation dose than would typically be received from about 3 years of natural background radiation. The main driver of this progress is the principle of reducing radiation dose, known as ALARA (as low as reasonably possible). Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to further reduce ionising radiation dose for imaging modalities that require it, s…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32284-4/fulltext?rss=yes

More statements from Australian workers defending Dr. Scalice against Philippine Stalinist slanders
wsws.org | 2020-11-07
"I know a hatchet job when I see one!! As an older worker I have seen, in my time, the same type of double talk, lies and slanders of Stalinists, like Sison here in Australia."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/07/scai…

Pueblos y Comunidades por la Biodiversidad
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-11-07
Pueblos y Comunidades por la Biodiversidad: øQue son los TICCA?>…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/06/1883819…

Women were active hunters too during prehistoric times, says new study
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-07
An excavation from the Andean Highlands in Peru of the remains of a woman reveals that hunting tools were buried alongside her. The tools recovered include six stone projectiles and 24 other stone artifacts…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/07/women-wer…

Lebanon's president demands US evidence to justify Bassil sanctions
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-07
Lebanon's president demands US evidence to justify Bassil sanctions | Michel Aoun says country to 'take necessary legal measures' over case amid fears move will further damage economy | MEE and agencies | Sat, 11/07/2020 – 10: 45 | Washington has imposed sanctions on Free Patriotic Movement leader Gebran Bassil for alleged ties with Hezbollah (AFP) | Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that his…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/lebanon-presi…

[Perspectives] Roopa Dhatt: advancing gender equality in global health leadership
Aarathi Prasad | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
When Roopa Dhatt was 9 years old, she went into septic shock as a result of appendicitis. Her grandparents rushed her to a local hospital in India. Far from her home in the USA and apart from her émigré parents, who could not afford to join her, the experience is etched in Dhatt's memory. "In the early 1990s", she says, "the health system infrastructure [in India] was so weak, and so under-resourced, I was really fortunate that there was a paediatric surgeon in the city I was in, who was able to operate safely".
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32285-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] New Zealanders approve euthanasia in landmark vote
Tony Kirby | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
On the same day that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returned to power with a rare parliamentary majority, the people also voted in favour of legalised euthanasia. Tony Kirby reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32331-X/fulltext?rss=yes

Iran standing by Afghans in fight against terrorism,extremism
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-07
TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Science Minister asserted that Iran has always stood by the Afghan Government in the fight against terrorism and extremism.
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[Correspondence] SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in Spain
Thukalan Paulose George | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
Marina Pollán and colleagues1 conclude that herd immunity is difficult to achieve because the sero ≠prevalence by point-of-care testing after the first wave of the epidemic was only 5% (95% CI 4 ∑7–5 ∑4).
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32273-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Turkish Medical Association clashes with politicians
Kaya Genàß | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
Political leaders in Turkey have clashed with the biggest professional body for doctors in the country. Kaya Genàß reports from Istanbul.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32329-1/fulltext?rss=yes

New York University moves forward with plans to establish segregated residential communities
wsws.org | 2020-11-07
The establishment of race-based "Themed Engagement Communities" in two NYU dorms is reactionary and part of a broader campaign by the ruling class to divide workers and youth along racial lines.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/07/race…

[Correspondence] Clinical trial reporting
Pinar Ulug, Janet T Powell | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
Nicholas DeVito and colleagues1 dis ≠cussed how compliance with reporting clinical trial data is poor, suggesting that this might result from ineffective enforcement by regulators.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32264-9/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] More than medical mistrust
Kimberly D Manning | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
I turned off the ignition and sat still. Up until that moment, I'd been excited about this day. But now that it was here, I felt this strange mixture of angst and ambivalence. A sudden urge welled up in me to grab my phone, call the centre, and cancel. I told myself, "You don't have to do this." I reassured myself, "I know."
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32286-8/fulltext?rss=yes

Why the election represented an unprecedented exercise in democracy
Tom Conway | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-07
Besides trusted leaders, what Americans need is greater solidarity…
nationofchange.org/2020/11/07/why-the-el…

[Correspondence] ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine for SARS-CoV-2
Archie Lodge | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
As a participant in the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine trial, I was particularly excited to read the preliminary report by Pedro Folegatti and colleagues1 and congratulate the team on their promising results.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32270-4/fulltext?rss=yes

The Philadelphia Left Holds the Line
Kate Aronoff | zcomm.org | 2020-11-07
After decades of voter suppression, organizing efforts pay off…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-philadelphia-l…

The task before 'Sleepy Joe' is to put liberal America right back to sleep
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-07
Jonathan COOK | 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 and compassion or to calcify through inertia, complacency and selfishness. | No one can be engaged and receptive all the time. But it is important to recognise these small opportunities for growth when they present themselves, even if at any particular moment we may decide…
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Photos from Menlo Park Rally to Protect the Vote
Bay Area defends election | indybay.org | 2020-11-07
Menlo Park holds one of many Bay Area November 4 rallies to protect the vote…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/05/1883815…

Terror attacks not to affect Afghans' will for building peace
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-07
TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — The Iranian Parliament Speaker condemned the terrorist attack at Kabul University, noting that the path of building a peaceful Afghanistan will continue.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165616/Terror-attac…

Why Google is Facing Serious Accusations of Monopoly Practices
Prabir Purkayastha | zcomm.org | 2020-11-07
The global anti-monopoly actions show that what we are witnessing is a tectonic shift in the way big tech companies and their owners are being viewed…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-google-is-faci…

FBI seizes internet domain names it claims are part of Iranian influence campaign
wsws.org | 2020-11-07
The Justice Department made vague assertions of "covert influence" and "pro-Iranian propaganda," but presented no evidence of its allegations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/07/seiz…

"Angels Do Not Die" wins at Bulgarian Film Festival
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-07
TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — The short film "Angels Do Not Die" directed by Alireza Biglari won the Best Short Film Award at the Bulgarian Film Festival.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165615/Angels-Do-No…

[Comment] Global growth trends in school-aged children and adolescents
Susan M Sawyer | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
Despite declining rates over the past few decades, stunting continues to affect over 30% of children younger than 5 years in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, south Asia, and the Pacific.1 The extent to which stunting and underweight in early childhood are associated with premature death and disease explains why global nutrition policy, practice, and research have overwhelmingly focused on very young children. Yet, the rapid expansion of obesogenic environments, including in resource-poor countries, requires policy responses to address a more complex and dynamic nutritional landscape.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32232-7/fulltext?rss=yes

Iran not to participate in event held by Zionist regime
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-07
TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Sport For All Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran rejected the news regarding Iranian athletes competing with the Zionist regime in e-sports competitions.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165621/Iran-not-to-…

°La autodefensa es un derecho! protesta en California contra violencia doméstica
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2020-11-07
23 de octubre — El coro de "La autodefensa no es un crimen! Liberen a nuestras hermanas que cumplen condena!" sonó hoy en el edificio de la Corte Superior del Condado de Kern en apoyo de dos mujeres que se defendieron a sí mismas y a sus familias contra parejas . . . | Continue reading °La autodefensa es un derecho! protesta en California contra violencia doméstica at Workers.org
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FBI Visits Animal Liberation Press Officer's Home (New York)
Animal Liberation Press Office | indybay.org | 2020-11-07
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…

FBI seizes internet domain names it claims are part of Iranian influence campaign
wsws.org | 2020-11-07
The DoJ made vague assertions of "covert influence" and "pro-Iranian propaganda," but presented no evidence of its allegations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/07/seiz…

[Correspondence] ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 — Authors' reply
Merryn Voysey, Andrew J Pollard | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
We agree with Anil Chauhan and colleagues that recording of anaphylaxis is important when testing a new vaccine. All participants in the trial were observed in the clinic for at least 30 min after they were vaccinated, and no cases of anaphylaxis occurred.1…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32267-4/fulltext?rss=yes

Jared Kushner: Nepotism at Work
Jos Sances | thenation.com | 2020-11-07
Jared Kushner: Nepotism at Work…
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Skocic invites 23 players for Bosnia friendly
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-07
TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Team Melli head coach Dragan Skocic has invited 23 players for a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Nov. 12.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165622/Skocic-invit…

Photos from San Jose Rally to Protect the Vote
Bay Area defends election | indybay.org | 2020-11-07
San Jose holds one of many Bay Area November 4 rallies to protect the vote…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/05/1883814…

[Correspondence] Clinical trial reporting — Authors' reply
Nicholas J DeVito, Ben Goldacre | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
We thank Liang Gao and colleagues for sharing their examination of the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry. It is disappointing that trial results are rarely shared on this registry. Earlier this year, we reported technical difficulties in accessing results on the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry in a presentation at the REWARD–EQUATOR 2020 con ≠ference, as part of our ongoing work examining clinical trial registries.1 We hope that the registry will recommit to ensuring that it is able to accept and publicly display results and will encourage researchers to fulfil their reporting obligations.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32269-8/fulltext?rss=yes

War, Peace, Wealth, and Recognition
Dan Corjescu | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-07
Is the world making more love than war these days? And if so why? It's a question that three great contemporary intellectuals have either indirectly or directly wrestled with in their life's work. The first of our intellectuals is Francis Fukuyama. In his celebrated debut book The End of History and The Last Man, Fukuyama …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/war-peace-wea…

NLG Minnesota Condemns MPD For Mass Arrest of Hundreds, Including Minors
National Lawyers Guild | indybay.org | 2020-11-07
Hundreds of post-election demonstrators were kettled and arbitrarily arrested last night on I-94 in Minneapolis.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/05/1883814…

Photos from Mountain View & Palo Alto Rally to Protect the Vote
Bay Area defends election | indybay.org | 2020-11-07
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…

[Correspondence] Clinical trial reporting
Liang Gao, Ruipeng Guo, Zhihua Han, Junqi Liu, Xin Chen | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
Nicholas DeVito and colleagues1 reported the low compliance with reporting requirements from the Food and Drug Administration Amend ≠ments Act of 2007 for results of clinical trials registered on ClinicalTrials.gov, which weakens scientific evidence, violates ethical obligations, and pos ≠sibly leads to selective publishing.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32265-0/fulltext?rss=yes

Friday 11/6: Where We Go From Here Post-Election Briefting w/ People for the American Way
People for the American Way | indybay.org | 2020-11-07
Online via livestream…
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November rent (or lack thereof)
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-07
Ôªø Open Letter to My Landlord #6 If you think we're taking advantage of the moratorium on evictions, you're damn right we are. You have been taking advantage of the tacit threat of forced eviction ever since you bought your first apartment complex. Dear CTL/Randall Group, (Please forward to corporate.) I appreciate the advice you've …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/november-rent…

Tuesday 11/10: #ODIC Virtual Town Hall: SCOTUS Hearing on Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act
National Equality Action Team | indybay.org | 2020-11-07
Online town hall…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/06/1883822…

A peek into nomad's lifestyle in SW Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-07
KUHRANG, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Following photos have been taken from Lirah village in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/165612/A-peek-into…

Startup activist shares her expertise on supporting startups
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-07
TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Mitra Ferdows, a startup investment expert, stressed the need to support new businesses and startups in a meeting with academic elites and investors.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165608/Startup-acti…

[World Report] Report released on Women Deliver allegations
Talha Burki | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
An investigation into accusations of discrimination at advocacy group Women Deliver has said that rapid growth was a major cause. Talha Burki reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32330-8/fulltext?rss=yes

Thieves steal $700,000 worth of luxury goods from Paris home of Saudi princess
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-07
Thieves steal $700,000 worth of luxury goods from Paris home of Saudi princess | High-end items stolen include Hermes bags worth up to $26,000 each, a Cartier watch, furs and jewellery | MEE and agencies | Sat, 11/07/2020 – 09: 37 | Bags by the French luxury goods manufacturer Hermes were among items stolen from the Paris apartment (AFP) | Thieves have stolen ‚Ǩ600,000 ($712,460) worth of l…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-princes…

Temporal trends of early mortality and its risk factors in HIV-infected adults initiating antiretroviral therapy in Uganda
Victor Ssempijja, Edith Namulema, Racheal Ankunda, Thomas C. Quinn, Frank Cobelens, Anja van't Hoog, Steven J. Reynolds | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
Improved patient care practices should be promoted as a strategy for reducing early mortality after ART initiation, above and beyond the effects from ART initiation at higher CD4 counts and less advanced WHO clinical stage alone.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30344-8/fulltext?rss=yes

American Bull wins at Arlington film festival
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-07
TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Iranian short 'American Bull' directed by Fateme Tousi has won at the 10th edition of the Arlington International Film Festival in the US.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165609/American-Bul…

Azerbaijani MP reprimanded over anti-Iran remarks
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-07
TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Azerbaijan's National Assembly has blasted remarks of MP Bahruz Maharramov about Iran, noting that the position of the MP does not reflect that of the parliament.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165614/Azerbaijani-…

Scheer Intelligence: How To Save American Journalism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-07
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, while others such as the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times have turned to billionaires to fund their papers, resulting in a model that has turned journalism into a playground for the uber rich that conceals the economic plight of most of the population.
popularresistance.org/scheer-intelligenc…

How Do Medical Students Get More Experience in the US than Cuba?
Don Fitz | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-07
During the last 10 years I have written multiple articles documenting how Cuba has better medical practice and education than the US. To be honest, I have known for a long time that there is an area of medical training where medical students in the US get considerably more training than do those who study …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/how-do-medica…

The $15 Minimum Wage Wasn't the Only Progressive Ballot Measure That Passed in Conservative States
Will Peischel | zcomm.org | 2020-11-07
Voters were also in favor of taxing the rich and making it legal to smoke weed…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-15-minimum-wag…

Erdogan fires head of Turkish central bank after lira plunge
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-07
Erdogan fires head of Turkish central bank after lira plunge | Appointment of Naci Agbal set to fuel longstanding criticism about political interference in monetary policy | MEE and agencies | Sat, 11/07/2020 – 12: 13 | Naci Agbal will be the country's fourth central bank governor in five years (Reuters) | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday fired central bank governor Murat Uysal and replaced…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/erdogan-ousts…

Iraqi forces kill protester, wound several others in Basra
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-07
Iraqi forces kill protester, wound several others in Basra | Prime minister warns security forces not to fire at protesters amid reports of clashes continuing in southern city | MEE and agencies | Sat, 11/07/2020 – 16: 03 | Iraqi riot police form a barrier near the local administration building in Basra during anti-government protests on 6 November 2020 (AFP) | Iraqi security forces using live gunfire killed…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/iraq-forces-k…

Oakland Demands that All Votes Be Counted After Trump Claims False Victory
Mobilize | indybay.org | 2020-11-07
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/06/1883819…

Widely used pesticide re-approved by EPA said to harm more than 1,000 endangered plants and species
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-07
"This alarming assessment leaves no doubt that this hideously dangerous pesticide should be banned in the U.S., just as it is across much of the world."
nationofchange.org/2020/11/07/widely-use…

Trump has nothing scheduled because of his re-election fiasco
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-07
Voters Standing In Line For Trump's Failed Presidential Re-Election Campaign:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/06/1883822…

The Biden 10 Million Vote Landslide!
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-11-07
Some folks are seeing this election as a squeaker for Biden since we saw close races in key states. This has concealed the fact that Biden actually is winning the popular vote by a large margin. Since many votes are still not counted across the country I thought I would do a simple exercise where …
cepr.net/the-biden-10-million-vote-lands…

Two armed men arrested near Philadelphia voting centre
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-07
Two men armed with handguns have been arrested near the Philadelphia convention centre where an ongoing vote count could decide the presidential election.Tip off: The men, aged 42 and 61, travelled to the city from the Virginia Beach area in a Hummer and did not have permits to carry the weapons in Pennsylvania, police said. They were arrested after the FBI in Virginia relayed a tip about their plans to Philadelphia police.Officers stopped the men on the street about a block away from the vehicle, Philadelphia police commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.The Hummer vehicle was parked near the Pennsylvania Conv…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2020/11/07/tw…

"Resistance" only way to confront terrorists: Haddad Adel
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-07
TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — The Director of Academy of Persian Language and Literature said that noble nation of Afghanistan are not alone, stating that 'resistance' is the sole way to deal with terrorists.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165618/Resistance-o…

[Obituary] Peter Sleight
Salim Yusuf, Rory Collins, Richard Peto | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
Influential cardiologist who chaired the large, simple ISIS trials. Born on June 27, 1929, in Hull, UK, he died peacefully on Oct 7, 2020, near Oxford, UK, aged 91 years.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32287-X/fulltext?rss=yes

Police crackdown leaves one farmer dead in Pakistan
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-07
Malik Ashfaq Langarial died in hospital on Wednesday after the police dispersed a sit-in by farmers in Lahore in Pakistan. The farmers were demanding a better price for their produce such as wheat and sugarcane…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/07/police-cr…

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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Biden-Leads-in-G…

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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-says-n…

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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-elections-…

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,…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/06/donald-trump…

President-Elect Biden Must Bring Real Climate Action, Beginning with Fracking Ban on Federal Lands
commondreams.org | 2020-11-06
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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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Alberta's Conservative government slashes health care amid COVID-19 pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-11-06
Even as Alberta is experiencing a rapid rise in COVID-19 infections, the UCP provincial government is moving to eliminate 11,000 public health care jobs.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/06/aucp…

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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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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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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/06/surv…

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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Pay people to take Covid-19 vaccine argues leading ethicist, though others warn it would set 'dangerous precedent'
rt.com | 2020-11-06
A leading ethicist has proposed financial and other incentives to increase coronavirus vaccination rates, though many of his contemporaries fear this would set a dangerous precedent with potentially disastrous consequences. | This week, Oxford University Professor Julian Savulescu proposed the idea that a financial incentive could persuade those hesitant to take a Covid-19 vaccine. He also suggested exemption from the wearing of face masks and social distancing as possible alternatives to payment. | Savulescu argues that voluntary vaccination wouldn't guarantee a high enough percentage of the population would…
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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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Budapest & Brussels on potential collision course as Hungary says it will import Russian Covid-19 vaccine despite EU objections
rt.com | 2020-11-06
Hungary announced it will purchase Russia's Sputnik-V coronavirus vaccine for research and licensing purposes, in a move that risks creating tensions with EU authorities who insist only formulas made in the bloc should be used. | Foreign Minister Peter Sijarto said on Thursday that Budapest will place an order for the vaccine. "Russia will start supplying small batches in December to complete clinical trials and research here," he told journalists. | Russia became the first country in the world to approve a jab for Covid-19 in September. It drew criticism from some international commentators for the speed of t…
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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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UK govt's scientific advisers call for FREE GAMING & mobile data for young people during Covid-19 lockdown
rt.com | 2020-11-06
If the UK government wants young people to abide by Covid rules they should give them support like free gaming, streaming services and mobile data, a report by the state's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) advised. | Compliance with social distancing and stay at home rules has been "substantially lower and declining" among those aged between 18 and 29 compared to people from older age groups, the paper said, pointing out that one of the main reasons for that was "lack of trust in the government." | The paper was prepared last month, but published on Friday — a day after a second nationwide…
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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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/jordan-covid-…

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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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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UK teachers, students and parents across England support strike action to close schools, welcome French teacher strikes
wsws.org | 2020-11-06
The UK's lockdown vote took place on the deadliest day for the virus in the country since May, with 492 COVID-19 deaths reported. This was the highest fatality rate per capita of any country in the world that day.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/06/eduk…

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…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/06/wkrs…

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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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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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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palest…

Thanks to GOP, Next President Inherits a Devastated Economy With Millions Out of Work
Elise Gould | commondreams.org | 2020-11-06
Policymakers cannot ignore the economic devastation happening to workers and their families across the country. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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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Global coronavirus death toll reaches daily record of over 9,000
wsws.org | 2020-11-06
The global death toll is surging as the pandemic has accelerated across Europe and North America, a prelude to grim developments if nations do not take decisive measures to stem the surge of infections.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/06/coro…

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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Progressives Made Trump's Defeat Possible
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Now It's Time to Challenge Biden and Other Corporate Democrats.
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To Trump's Threat That Biden Will Ban Fracking, Climate Campaigners Say, 'Yes, Please'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-06
"Joe Biden can prove himself to be the leader these precarious times require." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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.
mintpressnews.com/did-media-spiking-the-…

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…

Election 2020: You Just Keep Me Hanging On
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-06
On today's episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan discussed current events, including the ongoing 2020 election, Pennsylvania/Philadelphia still counting votes days later, and the Biden team threatening to throw President Trump out of office by force.
sputniknews.com/radio-the-backstory/2020…

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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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.
www.democracynow.org/2020/11/6/jane_mcal…

'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…

China condemns US for 'whitewashing' terrorist organizations after dropping Islamic extremist group's designation
rt.com | 2020-11-06
Beijing has called on the US to reverse its decision to remove the East Turkestan Islamic Movement from its list of terrorist organizations, accusing Washington of 'whitewashing' militant groups. | Speaking at a press briefing on Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said that "China deplores and firmly opposes the US decision" to drop the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) from its list of designated terrorist groups. | Demanding the US reverse its decision, he strongly affirmed that "terrorism is terrorism" and urged America to "refrain from 'whitewashing' terrorist organizations or going bac…
rt.com/news/505909-china-us-east-turkest…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/us-hypocrisy-not-democ…

Socialists Mobilize Nationwide to Demand Democracy
commondreams.org | 2020-11-06
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'I Mostly Listen': Offering Blueprint for Democrats, Green New Deal Champion Chloe Maxmin Unseats Powerful GOP Incumbent in Rural Maine
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-06
"I don't show up and talk about myself," says Maxmin, who this week unseated the state's Republican Senate Minority Leader. "I really try and listen and make sure that the voices that I hear are reflected in our campaign." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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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New documents show Mueller investigation unable to concoct charges against Assange and WikiLeaks
wsws.org | 2020-11-06
The revelations demonstrate that the US state has been seeking to manufacture a criminal prosecution of Assange for years, in response to his exposure of its war crimes and corruption.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/06/assa…

Nobel-winning Ethiopian PM has overseen country's descent into barbarity and madness
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-06
The Western media have hailed Ethiopia's Premier Abiy Ahmed as a "liberal reformer" ever since he rose to power in the East African country nearly two years ago. | Remarkably, despite the chaos and conflict that has accompanied his leadership, the same media tend to portray the mayhem as somehow due to opposition to his benign reforms. | This week, federal military forces have launched operations in a northern region of Tigray. Western media amplified Abiy's claim that the state of emergency was necessitated because Tigray militia had attacked federal forces first. Tigray leaders say that is turning reality on it…
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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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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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Greta Thunberg Tells Trump to 'Chill, Donald, Chill' After Unhinged, Lie-Filled Ballot Tirade
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-06
"Donald must work on his Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Russia & Germany call for immediate ceasefire amid fears Nagorno-Karabakh war could become Yugoslavia-like humanitarian crisis
rt.com | 2020-11-06
The capital of the contested region of Nagorno-Karabakh is preparing for an assault by Azerbaijani troops, this weekend, while Russia and the European Union work to try to secure at least a temporary pause in hostilities. | Stepanakert, the administrative centre of the de facto Armenian-controlled breakaway region, which Azerbaijan considers part of its territory, is expected to be the next frontier in the war between the two nations. The city is home to around 55,000 people and is the largest conurbation in the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh. There are fears that fighting there could precipitate a humani…
rt.com/russia/505897-germany-call-karaba…

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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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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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 …
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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 | 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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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…
thealtworld.com/pepe_escobar/banana-foll…

US pretends to 'give lessons in democracy': Maduro skewers election snafu as Venezuela prepares to hold its own vote
rt.com | 2020-11-06
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ridiculed the US' shambolic election outcome in light of Washington's efforts to force its peculiar style of "democracy" down other countries' throats, particularly Venezuela and its allies. | Maduro declined to comment on the outcome of the US election in a televised speech on Wednesday, asking for the US to return the favor and not meddle in Venezuela's democracy when the country votes in December. However, he couldn't resist throwing a little shade at the nation which attempted to replace him last year with then-opposition leader Juan Guaido, a self-proclaimed "presid…
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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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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-…

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-…

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…

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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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…

The Origins of Commercial Capitalism
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-06
I'm not a professional historian, but I get to play one on the Internet. One of the historical debates that I have been absorbed with since the mid-1990s is over capitalism's origin. When James Blaut, an anthropology professor who died in 2000, showed up on the Marxism list around then, he had just published…
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The Origins of Commercial Capitalism
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-06
I'm not a professional historian, but I get to play one on the Internet. One of the historical debates that I have been absorbed with since the mid-1990s is over capitalism's origin. When James Blaut, an anthropology professor who died in 2000, showed up on the Marxism list around then, he had just published…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/06/the-origins-…

'This Is a Grave Crime': Rep. Ilhan Omar Condemns Israeli 'Ethnic Cleansing' After IDF Destruction of Palestinian Hamlet
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-06
Dozens of Bedouins—including 41 children—were left homeless after occupation troops bulldozed their community to the ground on Tuesday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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:…
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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…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/06/roaming-char…

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…
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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…
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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.
counterpunch.org/2020/11/06/why-capitali…

Facebook's Censorship Spree Is VK's Time To Finally Shine As A Free Speech Alternative
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-06
The censorship spree that Facebook's been on since the US' contentious elections is the golden opportunity that its Russian competitor VK has been waiting for in order to finally present itself as a credible and easy-to-use free speech alternative, but it can only do so if the awareness and will exist at its leadership level to seize the moment through a clever marketing strategy aimed at Facebook's politically minded audience. | Facebook isn't even hiding the fact that it's censoring its users in the aftermath of the US' contentious elections. It used to just shadow block them, but now it adds a so-called "fact-…
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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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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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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').
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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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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…

Commemoration of martyrdom of Kabul University students
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-06
TEHRAN, Nov. 06 (MNA) — A number of university students in Tehran held a commemoration ceremony for the martyrdom of Kabul University students in front of the Afghanistan Embassy on Thursday.
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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"
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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…

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-…

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.
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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…

Fine Print of RNC-Trump "Election Fraud" Fundraising Shows Half the Money Can Go to Pay Off Existing Campaign Debt
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-06
The president's suits, said one law professor, look less like a legal strategy and "more like public relation stunts meant to create a false impression that the election is filled with improprieties and fraud." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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…
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Prison, the Plague, Writing and Exile: an Interview With Aslı Erdogan
Daniel Beaumont | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-06
This interview with the Turkish author Aslƒ± Erdogan was conducted by mail in recent weeks. She is a renowned author in Turkey, and well known in Europe where works have been translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and possibly some other languages. Her works have won numerous international literary prizes. She is also…
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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 …
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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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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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/05/1883810…

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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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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Donald Trump in the Middle East: A story of big winners and bigger losers
Oscar Rickett | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
Donald Trump in the Middle East: A story of big winners and bigger losers | Oscar Rickett | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 14: 00 | The outgoing president's erratic behaviour and penchant for dictators leaves the region in a worse state than when he first came to power | On Sunday 21 May 2017, four months after he was inaugurated as US president, Donald Trump entered a darkened room at the Global Centre for Combatting Extr…
www.middleeasteye.net/big-story/us-elect…

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.
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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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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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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…

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…

'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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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…

Global Food System Emissions Alone Threaten Warming Beyond 1.5 ∞C—But We Can Act Now To Stop It
John Lynch | commondreams.org | 2020-11-06
We have to switch the energy sources powering farms and food production from fossil fuels to renewables, while halting the deforestation that creates new farmland. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Alabama teacher speaks out against unsafe conditions and schools reopening
wsws.org | 2020-11-06
The WSWS spoke to a middle school teacher who participated in last month's protest by 165 Montgomery, Alabama, teachers against unsafe working conditions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/06/alab…

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…

Vienna's anti-terrorism chief suspended after deadly attack in Austrian capital
rt.com | 2020-11-06
The head of the agency in charge of anti-terrorism operations in Vienna has been suspended pending an investigation into a deadly Islamist attack which took place in Austria's capital earlier this week. | "The head of the regional Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Anti-Terrorism (BVT) asked me to suspend his functions because he doesn't want to stand in the way of an orderly inquiry," Gerhard Puerstl, the head of the city's police, said during a press conference on Friday. | On Monday, a 20-year-old man, who had previously served time in prison for trying to join Islamic State (IS, formerly ISI…
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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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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 …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/weekly-news-review-31st-oct-6th-nov/

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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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…
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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…

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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