Daily Archives: November 8, 2020

2020-11-08: News Headlines

Pete Dolack (2020-11-08). Don't Let Up: Fascism isn't Dead Yet. counterpunch.org If though Joe Biden has won the U.S. presidency, the threat of fascism still remains. And not simply because Trumpites are not going away anytime soon. Donald Trump doesn't have the intelligence or sufficient ruling-class backing to actually become a fascist dictator. His desire to be one, however, has been more than sufficient to necessitate

teleSUR Desk (2020-11-08). Bolivia Bolivia's President-Elect Luis Arce attacked with dynamite. mronline.org The Socialist leader was attacked while he was at a meeting in La Paz city. There is no report of injuries.

John C. A. Manley (2020-11-08). Government's Corona Response Is "a Psyche War" Against Citizens: Constitutional Lawyer Rocco Galati. globalresearch.ca "Bill Gates, the CDC, Gavi… want to steamroll their [COVID-19] agenda of self-interest on behalf of these billionaires and corporate oligarchs," said constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati in a

Dr. Robert Kluger (2020-11-08). German Doctors Letter to Chancellor Merkel, Put an End to the Covid "Fear Machine" globalresearch.ca Dear Chancellor Dr. Merkel, | We, the signatories, are doctors from all areas of healthcare, who have been serving people in practices and clinics for decades. During this time, we have witnessed more than one seasonal infection in Germany, most of …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-08). Fur Trades and Pandemics: Coronavirus and Denmark's Great Mink Massacre. globalresearch.ca "The worst case scenario is a new pandemic, starting all over again out of Denmark," came the words of a grave Kà•re Mà∏lbak, director of the Danish health authorities, the State Serum Institute. According to the Institute, COVID-19 infections …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-08). French school students hit the streets seeking safety measures amid COVID-19 spike. peoplesdispatch.org Protests by high school students over the week seeking safety measures were met with police repression. French students and youth groups have warned of greater mobilizations this week if the necessary infrastructure is not put in place…

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2020-11-08). How Could 70 Million Still Have Voted for Trump? globalresearch.ca Media pundits and others have been deeply perplexed as to why so many Americans in this election—70 million in fact— nonetheless voted for Trump. | But it's not all that difficult to understand. There are 3 major explanations: One economic. Second, …

F. William Engdahl (2020-11-08). Will the Turkish Economy Kill Erdogan's New Ottoman Empire? globalresearch.ca Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey in the past two years has engaged in a remarkable series of active geopolitical foreign interventions from Syria to Libya to Cyprus and most recently on the side of Azerbaijan in the territory conflict with …

Ben Debney- Wildcat Ocular (2020-11-08). Liberal Capitalism is Dead. counterpunch.org From its beginnings out of the European Enlightenment, liberal capitalism was based on a promise of progress through justice predicated on equality before the law. In light of the fact that the Enlightenment ran alongside the European Witch Hunts, the ideological foundations of liberal capitalism have always been something of a thought experiment, since the

Ramzy Baroud (2020-11-08). Escalating the Demographic War: The Strategic Goal of Israeli Racism in Palestine. dissidentvoice.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 …

Alan MacLeod (2020-11-08). Media silence marks ongoing OPCW cover-up of Syria chemical weapons scandal. mronline.org "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…

Eds. (2020-11-08). Five Centuries of Pillage and Resistance: Latin America and Africa. mronline.org The tragedy being the suffering Latin America has borne, the optimism being in the recognition that this is not the region's natural or inevitable destiny, but has been imposed on it through its subjugation to the capitalist system, and is therefore capable of being changed.

news.un (2020-11-08). Myanmar's farmers battle climate and health uncertainty. news.un.org For farmers in Myanmar, the COVID-19 pandemic is adding to growing unpredictability, in a sector already struggling to cope with the effects of climate change. The UN is working closely with the country's government to help them to adapt and thrive.

news.un (2020-11-08). FROM THE FIELD: millions at risk in Sahel, each one with a story to tell. news.un.org Some 13 million people in the central Sahel region of north Africa require urgent humanitarian assistance, due to violence, insecurity and extreme weather events. Behind these stark figures lie personal stories of tragedy, resilience and hope.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). Upending Trump's tumultuous legacy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Trump's legacy and his failed policies, including failure to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, were on ballot in the recent US presidential election.

AutumnSun (2020-11-08). Santa Cruz people celebrate! Joe Biden will be our new president! 11-7-2020. indybay.org Santa Cruz comes out for Joe Biden as he has won the presidency from Donald Trump! November 7, 2020…

Stephan-Andreas Casdorff & Sebastian Rushwort (2020-11-08). New corona measures. We need "Sweden light," instead of "lockdown light" indybay.org COVID-19 is currently responsible for 1,2% of deaths in Sweden, but probably gets 99% of the attention. We need to maintain some perspective. Sebastian Rushworth, MD…

Lynda Carson (2020-11-08). Trump regime may try to sabotage Biden-Harris transition team. indybay.org Biden-Harris Transition Team Ethics Plan:…

Anand Naidoo (2020-11-08). The Heat: Trump, Biden waiting for results from battleground states. america.cgtn.com The US presidential race is still too close to call, as ballot counting continues in several battleground states.

The Canary (2020-11-08). Four nations must plan a UK-wide approach for Christmas, urges Welsh leader. thecanary.co The UK must plan a path to Christmas amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Welsh leader has urged, as he called on the government to make good on its promise for the four nations to meet and discuss a single approach.First minister Mark Drakeford said cabinet office minister Michael Gove had promised a four-nation meeting this coming week so that country leaders can "pool ideas, plan together and have a common approach to the Christmas period".His comments come as Wales prepares to come out of a 17-day firebreak lockdown on Monday, while England continues in its month-long lockdown which ends at the start of Decembe…

_____ (2020-11-08). Australia's War Crimes and Culture of impunity. strategic-culture.org There is yet no reckoning for Australia's SAS war crimes in Afghanistan, although details of horrendous atrocities are coming to light. A 2016 report detailing the extent of torture and extrajudicial killings by the Australian SAS forces in Afghanistan have been The 2016 report which has recently been seen by two leading Aus…

The Canary (2020-11-08). 'Inevitable' rise in cases during firebreak as Wales set to come out of lockdown. thecanary.co Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford said it was "inevitable" that cases would rise in some areas of the country as it prepares to come out of a firebreak lockdown.Back to a new normal: A new set of national rules will follow the 17-day lockdown in Wales, which Drakeford said will be easier to follow as he looks to avoid a "reliance" on entirely local measures. It comes after the Welsh government faced calls to extend the lockdown — which ends on Monday 9 November — in the south Wales valleys where the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases has risen. | On Monday, our firebreak will end and a new…

The Canary (2020-11-08). Indian capital struggles with surge in coronavirus cases. thecanary.co India has reported 45,674 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, with the capital coping with a sharp surge of nearly 7,000 cases a day this week.India's tally of confirmed cases — currently the second largest in the world behind the United States — has exceeded 8.5 million.The Health Ministry also reported 559 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities to 126,121.Coronavirus testing in New Delhi (Manish Swarup/AP)India has seen an overall steady dip in new cases after touching nearly 100,000 a day in mid-September.However, the tally in New Delhi continues to hover around 7,000 a d…

South Front (2020-11-08). Video: Fate of Armenian-Azerbaijani War Is Being Decided in Battle of Shusha. globalresearch.ca Azerbaijani troops and Turkish-backed Syrian militants continue storming the town of Shusha, located just south of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic capital, Stepanakert. During the past 24 hours, infantry of the Turkish-Azerbaijani bloc under cover of intense artillery and drone strikes captured …

Steve Topple (2020-11-08). Dominic Raab involved in multiple TV car crashes on Sunday. thecanary.co Dominic Raab didn't exactly have a good morning on Sunday 8 November. Because he repeatedly fell apart across both the Andrew Marr Show and Sophy Ridge on Sunday. | "Astonishing"?: | First, the foreign secretary was on Ridge. The host brought the subject of the US election up. The

Ragip Soylu (2020-11-08). EXCLUSIVE: Azerbaijan, Armenia 'near ceasefire deal' on Nagorno-Karabakh. middleeasteye.net EXCLUSIVE: Azerbaijan, Armenia 'near ceasefire deal' on Nagorno-Karabakh | Draft deal forces Armenia to withdraw from some areas amid the deployment of a Turkish and Russian peacekeeping force, Turkish sources tell MEE | Sun, 11/08/2020 – 10: 12 | An Armenian soldier fires artillery during the ongoing fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces (AFP) | Azerbaijan and Armenia are close to striking a…

Ragip Soylu (2020-11-08). Berat Albayrak resigns as Turkey's finance minister after central bank appointment. middleeasteye.net Berat Albayrak resigns as Turkey's finance minister after central bank appointment | President Erdogan's decision to replace the central bank governor without his knowledge 'triggered' his resignation, sources told MEE | Sun, 11/08/2020 – 16: 35 | Albayrak's resignation comes a day after president Erdogan fired Turkey's central bank governor (AFP) | Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak has resigned fr…

Yasmina Allouche (2020-11-08). Hagia Sophia's beloved feline of 16 years dies after short illness. middleeasteye.net Hagia Sophia's beloved feline of 16 years dies after short illness | Gli was a popular feature of the Istanbul mosque, with tourists often scouring the structure to take pictures of the green-eyed cat | Sun, 11/08/2020 – 11: 10 | Gli rose to fame after she was filmed being stroked by then US president Barack Obama during his visit to Hagia Sophia in 2009 (Ozan Kose/AFP) | Hagia Sophia's fa…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-08). Lebanon's Gebran Bassil calls US sanctions against him an 'injustice'. middleeasteye.net Lebanon's Gebran Bassil calls US sanctions against him an 'injustice' | Free Patriotic Movement leader says move was politically motivated and a result of his refusal to break Hezbollah ties | Sun, 11/08/2020 – 11: 53 | Washington has accused Gebran Bassil of corruption and ties to the Hezbollah movement (Reuters) | Former Lebanese foreign minister Gebran Bassil said on Sunday that US sanc…

_____ (2020-11-08). We Were All Wrong About Trump. Even the Mooch. What? Doesn't Anyone Believe in Come-Backs? strategic-culture.org We shouldn't be asking ourselves what just happened. We shouldn't be asking ourselves what now for Donald Trump. What we should be mulling over is what happens to the brand which was pipped at the finish line. What we have learnt, and I dare say Trump himself learnt, in three days in early November is that Trumpism itself is alive and well. In fact, it is positively thriving. And so, 2024 should be a date etched in our memories as Joe Biden takes on one of the toughest presidencies to date and tries to undo the madness of Donald Trump, both in the Far East (China), the Middle East (Iran, Lebanon, Syria and even A…

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-08). US Election Theft 2020? Election Results are "Shady" globalresearch.ca If November 3 elections proved anything, it's what Buttercup explained in Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore, saying the following: | "Things are seldom what they seem. Skim milk masquerades as cream." | "Highlows pass as patent leathers. Jackdaws strut in peacock's feathers." …

_____ (2020-11-08). Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobless People Are Being Asked To Repay Benefits. popularresistance.org Ahmad Ghabboun broke into a sweat. It was a late night in August and he had just discovered an unexpected $14,990 debt posted to the online portal he uses to access his account with Washington state's unemployment agency. Since May, he had been receiving payments every week through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, newly established by Congress to support freelancers like him. The benefits replaced the paycheck he could no longer earn after the pandemic had grounded his work delivering packages for Amazon Flex and driving the occasional shift for Uber.

UC Hastings Law School of SF (2020-11-08). Tuesday 11/10: Post-Election Implications for USA: Health Care, Racial Justice, SCOTUS and more. indybay.org Online via YouTube…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). 'Najibeh' to be screened at 15th Jogja-NETPAC Asian fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Iranian feature 'Najibeh', written and directed by Mostafa Gandomkar will be screened at the 15th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival in Indonesia.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). Iranian FM holds meeting with his Chilean counterpart. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister held a meeting with his Chilean counterpart in La Paz on Sunday, conferring on the expansion of bilateral relations.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-11-08). 'Concede and Get the Hell Out': Anger Grows as Trump Refuses to Admit Defeat. commondreams.org "You lost, you miserable self-entitled infantile f**ker," said famed American novelist Stephen King. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). VIDEO: Autumn rainfall in oil platform. en.mehrnews.com BUSHEHR, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Nowruz platform in Kahrg Island in the Persian Gulf experienced the first autumn rain.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). Trump admin. could be a lesson for new White House leaders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — Iranian President's Chief of Staff said that Trump administration could be a lesson for new leaders of the White House, referring to Trump's defeat in US 2020 Presidential Election.

Celebrating and Reinvigorating (2020-11-08). Mighty Messages From a Small Plaza in San Rafael. indybay.org We won!

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). Breathtaking scenery of Autumn in Alvand foothills. en.mehrnews.com HAMADAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — In the Autumn days, various beautiful colors of trees have added to the beauty of the Silvar village in the foothills of the Alvand Mountains of Hamadan Province, Iran.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-08). Calls grow to stop NSW National's koala culling bill. greenleft.org.au About 100 people rallied at Djarrbarrgalli (Domain) on November 6 as part of a week of action for koalas across New South Wales, reports Isaac Nellist.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). Project management accelerator for NGOs to survive in crises. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — The manager of the Strategy and Systems Department of MAHAK said project management is the accelerator for NGOs to survive crises.

Staff (2020-11-08). Students Push to Remove Police. University President Doubles Down Instead. truthout.org Student movements have always raised our current conception of justice and equity. From the civil rights movement and Vietnam War protests, to the anti-apartheid movement and calls to abolish the police, student protests on college campuses have a context and history linked to substantial change in U.S. policies and practices. This is a rite of passage from which we all benefit. | So, it is perplexing that Northwestern University (NU) President Morton Schapiro fails to recognize this as NU studen…

Fight Back (2020-11-08). Jacksonville holds NAARPR national day of action, demands anti-protest bill in Florida be defeated. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – On November 4, the Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC), in coalition with other local organizations, continued the fight for community control of the police. This action was a part of a national day of action called by the National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression. Jacksonville, along with other cities across the country, joined…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-08). Palestinian detainee Maher al-Akhras ends 104-day hunger strike, to be released on November 26. peoplesdispatch.org 49-year-old Maher al-Akhras, who has been in administrative detention since July, will be released when his current term of detention ends on November 26. He has lost over 40 kg due to his hunger strike…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). Iranian cartoonist wins award at Red Bull Media House. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Iranian cartoonist Rasoul Hajizadeh has won the special award at the Red Bull Media House in Austria.

Prof. Ruel F. Pepa (2020-11-08). The Use of Language to Manipulate People. globalresearch.ca We have encountered day in day out language-using manipulators in practically all areas/sectors of life. In one particular instance, we regularly hear them over the radio and see them on TV. We read their messages on the pages of dailies …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-08). Ethiopia on the brink as govt. forces set to continue military campaign in Tigray region. peoplesdispatch.org The military escalation began on Wednesday when PM Abiy Ahmed ordered soldiers into the region. Tigray is ruled by the Tigray People's Liberation Front which has been in conflict with Ahmed's government since the latter came to power in 2018…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-11-08). Veterans Day 2020 – Historic Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar – Healing America. indybay.org President elect Joe Biden spoke to our nation and the world sharing a broader vision for America to choose. From the Historic Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar, Alta California the ancient riverbed of the American River must speak to help heal our great nation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). Next US president should remove all anti-Iran sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — The secretary of Iran's Expediency Discernment Council urged the next US president to remove all unilateral sanctions that have been imposed against the Iranian nation.

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2020-11-08). Wisdom from Courageous — and Silenced — Whistle-blowing "Vaccine Skeptics" globalresearch.ca "Mercury/thimerosal and lead (and aluminum) are extremely neurotoxic and cytotoxic, but their combined synergistic effect is much worse. | A dose of mercury sufficient to kill 1% of tested rats, when combined with a dose of lead sufficient to kill less …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). Persian Gulf water transfer project inaugurated. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — In recent years, the central plateau of Iran has been experiencing severe water shortages, especially in big cities like Isfahan, Kerman, Yazd, and Hormozgan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). Iran informing US over its ballistic revenge Zionists' lie. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Hossein Amir-Abdollahian dismissed the false news of some Zionist media quoted him as saying that the Islamic Republic of Iran had been informed the United States before attacking the Ain al-Assad airbase in Iraq.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). Iran-Afghanistan economic coop., needs of regional security. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Energy said that economic cooperation between Islamic Republic of Iran and Afghanistan is one of the requirements of regional security.

Israel Shahak (2020-11-08). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

National Equality Action Team (2020-11-08). Tuesday 11/10: #ODIC Virtual Town Hall: SCOTUS Hearing on Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act. indybay.org Online town hall…

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-08). It is the Equalities Commission, not Labour, carrying out Political Interference. dissidentvoice.org I recently published in Middle East Eye a long analysis of last week's report by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission into the question of whether the UK Labour party had an especial antisemitism problem. (You can read a slightly fuller version of that article on my website.) In the piece, I reached two main conclusions. First, …

Staff (2020-11-08). Army Corps Suspends Permit for Toxic Plastics Complex in "Chemical Alley" truthout.org The Corps made its plan public in a The

Lynda Carson (2020-11-08). Trump has nothing scheduled because of his re-election fiasco. indybay.org Voters Standing In Line For Trump's Failed Presidential Re-Election Campaign:…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-11-08). A Memo to the GOP, Wall Street, Joe Biden, and All Democrats: 'No, Mitch McConnell Is Not the 46th President'. commondreams.org "President Biden will be under no obligation to hand Mitch McConnell the keys to his Cabinet," progressive groups argue. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). Afghanistan's internal problems, due to foreign interference. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution for International Affairs said that internal problems of Afghanistan are due to the interference of foreign countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). Tehran urges London to fulfill deferred commitments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — After a meeting with the British envoy in Tehran, the Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs called for the UK to fulfill its overdue commitments to Iran.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-11-08). 'Great News for Progressives Around the World': International Applause After US Voters Fire Donald Trump. commondreams.org "It's time to get back to building bridges, not walls." Leaders from around the world congratulate the Democrats, but say much damage done by Trump requires repair. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Labor Video Project (2020-11-08). The Fight Continues! SF Bay Labor Rallies At Bridges Plaza/ Support Macy's IUOE39 Strike. indybay.org Hundreds of trade unionists and community activists rallied at Harry Bridges Plaza on November 7, 2020 and marched to Macy's at SF Union Square to support striking IUOE Local 39 engineers.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). Biden should compensate all US damages against Iran: Spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Saeed Khatib Zadeh stressed that Joe Biden must compensate all US damages against the Iranian nation, stop the economic war against Iran and respect all legal paths and international agreements.

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano (2020-11-08). The Government's Lust to Spy. globalresearch.ca In 2019, agents of the federal and state governments persuaded judges to issue 99% of all requested intercepts. An intercept is any type of government surveillance — telephone, text message, email, even in-person. These are intercepts that theoretically are based …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). US's Pompeo to be on ash heap of history soon: FM spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman in a reaction to the US Secretary of State's outrageous tweet emphasized that Mike Pompeo will be on the ash heap of history soon.

Robert Maxim (2020-11-08). Gavin Newsom: Cash Incentives for Snitching on Cops. indybay.org All cops are bad cops; until all cops are willing to blow the whistle on internal, systemic corruption.

Sierra Club (2020-11-08). Thursday 11/12: Where We Go From Here: All In For Climate & Equitable Communities w/ Sierra Club. indybay.org Online via livestream…

DARIN (2020-11-08). Sunday 11/8: Occupy Oakland Photography: Eve of 10th Anniversary. indybay.org LANDLESS NOT VOICELESS. I am a guest of First They Came For The Homeless and The Concrete and Cardboard Collective whose show regarding homelessness ends on the 24th. Come join us at the Oakland ProArts Gallery.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-08). Swiss feminist groups protest following revelations of sexual harassment at public broadcaster. peoplesdispatch.org The newspaper Le Temps revealed incidents of bullying and harassment at Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS), over the course of many years. Amid protests by feminist groups, inquiries are being conducted…

Irene Franco Rubio (2020-11-08). People-powered Organizing in Arizona Can Create Lasting Change. zcomm.org My generation of first-time voters understands what's at stake because we recognized the toll it took on our community. We saw injustices occur in our backyards and now we're leading the movement for justice, for progressive social change…

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-11-08). Thursday 11/12: "Bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante": Virtual Screening & Talk w/ Filmmaker Matt Kelly. indybay.org Online screening & discussion…

_____ (2020-11-08). Alberta Is Closer Than Ever To A General Strike. popularresistance.org Canada – The powder keg of Alberta labour relations has finally exploded, in a good way. Yesterday, wildcat strikes popped up across the province from hospital support staff who learned last week that 11,000 of their own will be getting laid off. | According to reporting from Progress Alberta, there were at least 49 wildcat strikes across 35 municipalities in the province, from the major cities of Calgary and Edmonton to small towns such as Whitecourt and Cardston. | It was a spontaneous action, according to Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) president Guy Smith…

Editor (2020-11-08). Scientists Confirm the Culprit Behind Earth's Biggest Extinction. scheerpost.com By Tim Radford / Climate News Network German scientists are now sure they can explain the biggest extinction of life on this planet: a catastrophe at the end of the Permian Epoch 252 million years ago. It happened because atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels rose dramatically over thousands of years, turning the seas ever more acidic, to precipitate dangerous changes in oceanic conditions. |

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). Iran ready to install chopper night vision sys. for friends. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Commander of Army Aviation said that Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to install night vision systems of helicopters for any applicant organization or even friend countries.

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-11-08). Large "Count the Votes" and Labor Rally in San Francisco. indybay.org Multi sided rally and march on day of Biden victory…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-11-08). Mèxico: Expresidentes ladrones y asesinos. indybay.org Mèxico: | Expresidentes ladrones y asesinos…

Take to the Streets (2020-11-08). Protect the Results Rally at Embarcadero Plaza. indybay.org At a rally to say "Count All The Votes" musicians including Emma's Revolution, Diana Gameros and the Saint Gabriels Celestial Brass Band fed the souls of frequently seen activists and a few new faces as well. Spirited protest!

Peace and Freedom Party, Alameda County (2020-11-08). Saturday 11/7: Suds, Snacks & Socialism…BYO Proud Boys Standing By: How Does the Left Step Forward? indybay.org tinyurl.com/SudSnacksStandingBy

Steve Topple (2020-11-08). The Tories are manipulating Marcus Rashford in the extreme. thecanary.co Marcus Rashford A Tory climb down…?: | BBC News

commondreams (2020-11-08). Time For A U.S. Climate President. commondreams.org ______________________________…

sputniknews (2020-11-07). CNN's Van Jones Breaks Down on Air After News of Projected Joe Biden, Kamala Harris White House Win. sputniknews.com On Saturday, Democratic candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden, declared himself the winner of the 2020 presidential election over Republican President Donald Trump, after Pennsylvania and Nevada were called for him by media outlets, pushing his electoral vote total from 264 to 290 votes, 20 votes higher than needed to win.

sputniknews (2020-11-07). Global Celebrities Salute Joe Biden For Projected Victory in US Presidential Election. sputniknews.com Despite that the US presidential race has not yet been officially called, many world leaders have extended their congratulations to Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who is projected to win the US election.

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). 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…

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…

Common Dreams staff (2020-11-07). 'Nightmare Coming to an End': Vanquishing Donald Trump, Joe Biden Wins US Presidential Election. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Gordon Duff (2020-11-07). Official: Biden Wins, Gone, America's most anti-gun president (good read). thealtworld.com How sweet the irony that Trump gets to eat the bitter fruit in that he won an upset victory by taking some of the final states with narrow margins, and then got to watch the Biden campaign inflict a win against him by clinching majorities in Georgia and Nevada. | The White House campaign strategy went full bore Covid denial. It stopped its Covid meetings. I can't remember a single announcement from the White House on what it was doing to dampen the current Covid surge. If effectively abandoned its responsibility. | Why? I was betting that there were more voters that preferred more dead and crippled Americans than…

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).

sputniknews (2020-11-07). Twitter Ripped by Trump Playing Golf as Biden Declared by Media 'President-Elect'. sputniknews.com President Trump has been famous for his love of playing golf amid stressful situations, as many criticise him for being at his golf courses during the coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protests against racial injustice and police violence.

WSWS (2020-11-07). MAS denounces dynamite attack against Bolivia's President-elect Luis Arce. wsws.org MAS has stated that newly elected president Luis Arce was the target of a bomb attack Thursday night at the party's La Paz headquarters.

sputniknews (2020-11-07). Netizens Divided Over Kamala Harris as the US First Female Black Asian-American Vice President. sputniknews.com Although Harris will have limited power as the vice president, many netizens in the US expressed concern in the past that she could become the next POTUS due to Joe Biden's considerable age, worrying in connection with controversial ideas which some twitterians suggest is borderline communism.

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…

WSWS (2020-11-07). US jobless rates falls but long-term unemployment up sharply as millions remain out of work. wsws.org More than seven months since the start of the pandemic only about one half the 22 million jobs lost earlier in the year have been recovered as the upsurge of new COVID-19 cases is likely to hammer service and retail jobs.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

Christian Hoffmann, Eva Wolf (2020-11-07). [Correspondence] SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in Spain. thelancet.com 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…

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…

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 …

WSWS (2020-11-07). In face of rising coronavirus infections, teachers, students, and parents express support for European-wide school strike. wsws.org From a scientific standpoint, it has long been shown that schools and kindergartens are breeding grounds for the coronavirus.

sputniknews (2020-11-07). Trump Campaign Files Lawsuit About Rejected Arizona Votes. sputniknews.com President Donald Trump's campaign has repeatedly alleged election fraud in the 2020 presidential race, insisting that Republican observers were not provided "meaningful access" to ballot-counting locations in several battleground states.

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…

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,

_____ (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

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

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Trump refuses to accept defeat in presidential election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Donald Trump rejected the victory of his Democratic rival in the presidential election, claiming that Biden has not won in any state and that the election is far from over.

WSWS (2020-11-07). Protests in Inner Mongolia over Chinese government language policy. wsws.org Just as it has latched onto "human rights" in Tibet, and among the Uighur population in Xinjiang, so Washington has sought to exploit discontent in Inner Mongolia to weaken China.

WSWS (2020-11-07). Australia's first "foreign interference" arrest targets Liberal Party figure accused of links to China. wsws.org Duong's prosecution is regarded by the corporate media in both Australia and the US as a test case for the "anti-influence" legislation.

WSWS (2020-11-07). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

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 …

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…

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…

RT (2020-11-07). Almost half of Russians in US have experienced discrimination alongside 'unfair' portrayal of country in media — survey. rt.com A study of Russian-Americans has made clear the shocking extent of Russophobia in the US, today. The news comes after the Kremlin warned that attacks on the country were defining this week's American presidential election. | The report, published by the political lobby group Ru-PAC, found that more than 44 per cent of US-based Russians surveyed had faced discrimination on the basis of their nationality. | Around one in four reported having felt they had to hide their background. The way Russia is portrayed in the media appeared to be a cause of this, with almost 64 per cent of those responding saying coverage…

RT (2020-11-07). France 'fighting relentlessly' against radical Islam 'enemy', says PM Castex. rt.com France sees radical Islam as its "enemy" and will fight "relentlessly" against it, Prime Minister Jean Castex said as he paid tribute to the victims of the Nice church attack — the latest in a series of gruesome incidents. | Castex presided over the ceremony commemorating the victims of the Nice attack on Saturday. | We know the enemy. Not only has it been identified, but it has a name, it is radical Islam, a political ideology that disfigures the Muslim religion. | "[It is] an enemy that the government is fighting relentlessly by providing the necessary resources and mobilizing all of its forces every d…

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 …

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). 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). 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…

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…

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 . . . |

RT (2020-11-07). Kiev calls for new sanctions against Russia as Kremlin recognizes passports of residents of breakaway East Ukrainian republics. rt.com Ukraine's Foreign Ministry has lodged a diplomatic complaint with Moscow over President Vladimir Putin's decision to recognize the documents of residents if the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. | In a statement on Friday, Kiev's top diplomats called on its Western supporters to "condemn the actions of the Russian Federation and take the necessary measures to apply pressure, including sanctions." | The new rule change means that residents of the two de facto autonomous regions, which Ukraine claims as part of its own territory, will have documents, such as passports and vehicle registrations, a…

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). Kosovo's President Thaàßi charged with war crimes. wsws.org Thaàßi and other KLA leaders face prosecution on hundreds of counts of murder, as well as persecution and torture carried out during the war with Serbia between 1998 and 1999.

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.

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). Americans show Trump the exit door: Canadian politician. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Referring to defat of Trump in US Presidental Election, Caesar-Chavannes said that American people and the electoral college votes have spoken and they have decisively shown him the door.

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

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.

_____ (2020-11-07). The task Of 'Sleepy Joe' Is To Put Liberal America Right Back To Sleep. popularresistance.org At birth, all of us begin a journey that offers opportunities either to grow — not just physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually — or to stagnate. The journey we undertake lasts a lifetime, but there are dozens of moments each day when we have a choice to make tiny incremental gains in experience, wisdom 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 to avoid graspi…

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…

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…

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.

_____ (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.

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). 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.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Iran, Germany concern about growing insecurity in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Germany expressed their deep concern about the growth of insecurities in Afghanistan.

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). "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.

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…

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). 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).

WSWS (2020-11-07). More than just James Bond: Sean Connery (1930-2020). wsws.org Strikingly attractive and hard-edged, Connery's suave and imposing presence gave the character much of its authority.

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

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…

WSWS (2020-11-07). Climate change and human evolution. wsws.org Significant environmental change in East Africa between 500,000 and 300,000 years ago prompted a major step in human evolution.

Liang Gao, Ruipeng Guo, Zhihua Han, Junqi Liu, Xin Chen (2020-11-07). [Correspondence] Clinical trial reporting. thelancet.com 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.

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.

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".

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.

_____ (2020-11-07). Racism, Repression, And Fightback In The USA. popularresistance.org A re-surged movement against police brutality, white supremacy, and state violence — come to be known as the largest sustained mobilization in modern history in the United States — continues to reignite public discourse around issues of systemic racism and the need to organize collectively across race lines for transformative change. | It follows that this new wave of resistance has been met with violent and ruthless political repression: the militarization of police forces, a rise in mass arrests and indefinite detentions, hyper-criminalization of the right to protest…

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…

WSWS (2020-11-07). Canadian autoworkers' union announces tentative agreement with General Motors. wsws.org Unifor President Jerry Dias touted GM's commitment to restart assembly production in Oshawa, but avoided mentioning that the new jobs will be filled almost entirely by low-wage, second-tier workers with vastly inferior rights.

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…

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…

sputniknews (2020-11-07). US Streets After Mainstream Media Declare Biden Winner of Presidential Election — Videos. sputniknews.com The 77-year-old Democrat declared himself a winner in the election after gaining 20 Electoral College votes in Pennsylvania, which gave him over the 270 votes needed to win the election. Several political leaders, including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron have congratulated Biden on his victory.

_____ (2020-11-07). The Corporate Dictatorship Of The Very Rich. popularresistance.org 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 of hidden agendas. Most take billionaires at face value and forget how they made their fortunes. | Gates is a monopolist who crushed others in the process of building Microsoft. At least, J.D. Rockefeller (the first) made it a bit easier for us, he was blatant enough to call competition a "sin" and built Standard Oil monopoly trying to protect its privi…

_____ (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…

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.

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 …

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."

Anthony Cartalucci (2020-11-07). US-Funded Thai Protests: Prachatai. thealtworld.com We're told that the US government is not funding or supporting anti-government protests in Thailand, but have already seen that this is a lie. The US Embassy also denied supporting any specific party — also a lie. In the case of US-funded Prachatai — the US government is doing both. | References: | Prachatai — About Us: | US Cen…

_____ (2020-11-07). Palestinian Maher al-Akhras Wins Freedom After 103 Day Hunger Strike. popularresistance.org The Palestinian Prisoner Club said in a statement on Friday, "After 103 days of the heroic hunger strike by the prisoner Maher Al-Akhras, which brought the issue of the captive movement and administrative arrests back to the fore, as this strike was accompanied by a popular mass movement in all places of our Palestinian people. | The statement continued: "In light of the orientation of our people, the prisoner movement and leaders of our people, and with the efforts of the Palestinian National Authority and the brothers in the Supreme Follow-up Committee for the Arab masses at home and…

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.

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 …

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."

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.

_____ (2020-11-07). Celebrate Armistice Day — Wage Peace With Renewed Energy! popularresistance.org November 11 is Armistice Day, marking the 1918 armistice that ended the First World War, on the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month." Horrified by the industrial slaughter of millions of soldiers and civilians, the people of the U.S. and the world initiated campaigns to outlaw war once and for all. In 1928 the U.S. Secretary of State and the French Foreign Minister were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for co-sponsoring the Kellogg-Briand Pact, which declared war-making illegal and called upon nations to settle their differences by peaceful means.

commondreams (2020-11-07). TODAY: Voters to Flood The NYC Streets to Celebrate American Democracy. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Dean Baker (2020-11-07). The Biden 8.1 Million Vote Landslide! (corrected post). 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 …

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

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-11-07). 'We're Gonna Win,' Says Biden as Nation Awaits Official Confirmation of Vote Totals. commondreams.org "We don't have a final declaration of victory yet," said the Democratic nominee, "but the numbers tell us it's clear." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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…

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.

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.

WSWS (2020-11-07). Indian Stalinists use Bihar elections to deepen their alliance with big-business Congress Party. wsws.org Under conditions of mounting social opposition, the Stalinists are doubling down on their efforts to harness the working class to the Congress and other right-wing parties.

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.

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.

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."

sputniknews (2020-11-07). Biden Declares Himself President – Sparking Dumpster Fire of Memes on Social Media. sputniknews.com After an election a campaign where politicians danced and crowd-surfed – or jogged limply and played a reggaeton song on their mobile in Joe Biden's case – social media was alive with memes as both candidates claimed victory with the votes still being counted.

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…

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.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). 16th Resistance FilmFest starts process of selecting films. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — With the expiration of the deadline for submitting works to the secretariat of the 16th International Resistance Film Festival, the selection process of the works have begun.

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.

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). Political, civil decline of US regime definite: Leader. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Leader of Islamic Revolution said that the situation in the US and what they themselves say about their elections is a spectacle.

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.

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). 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.

2020-11-08: Social Media Postees

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Don't Let Up: Fascism isn't Dead Yet
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-08
If though Joe Biden has won the U.S. presidency, the threat of fascism still remains. And not simply because Trumpites are not going away anytime soon. Donald Trump doesn't have the intelligence or sufficient ruling-class backing to actually become a fascist dictator. His desire to be one, however, has been more than sufficient to necessitate…
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Don't Let Up: Fascism isn't Dead Yet
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-08
Even if Joe Biden had won the U.S. presidency by the expected landslide, the threat of fascism would remain. And not simply because Trumpites are not going away anytime soon. Donald Trump doesn't have the intelligence, competence or sufficient ruling-class backing to actually become a fascist dictator. His desire to be one, however, has been…
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Don't Let Up: Fascism isn't Dead Yet
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-08
If though Joe Biden has won the U.S. presidency, the threat of fascism still remains. And not simply because Trumpites are not going away anytime soon. Donald Trump doesn't have the intelligence or sufficient ruling-class backing to actually become a fascist dictator. His desire to be one, however, has been more than sufficient to necessitate…
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Don't Let Up: Fascism isn't Dead Yet
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-08
Even if Joe Biden had won the U.S. presidency by the expected landslide, the threat of fascism would remain. And not simply because Trumpites are not going away anytime soon. Donald Trump doesn't have the intelligence, competence or sufficient ruling-class backing to actually become a fascist dictator. His desire to be one, however, has been…
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Bolivia Bolivia's President-Elect Luis Arce attacked with dynamite
teleSUR Desk | mronline.org | 2020-11-08
The Socialist leader was attacked while he was at a meeting in La Paz city. There is no report of injuries.
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Fur Trades and Pandemics: Coronavirus and Denmark's Great Mink Massacre
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-08
"The worst case scenario is a new pandemic, starting all over again out of Denmark," came the words of a grave Kà•re Mà∏lbak, director of the Danish health authorities, the State Serum Institute. According to the Institute, COVID-19 infections …
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German Doctors Letter to Chancellor Merkel, Put an End to the Covid "Fear Machine"
Dr. Robert Kluger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-08
Dear Chancellor Dr. Merkel, | We, the signatories, are doctors from all areas of healthcare, who have been serving people in practices and clinics for decades. During this time, we have witnessed more than one seasonal infection in Germany, most of …
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Setting our sights low
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-08
It is from the latter source (also entitled "David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles") that much of this present volume has been drawn, or adapted into book form, covering a range of topics, from surplus value, the history of neoliberal capitalism, alienation and climate change to political responses to the covid-19 pandemic.
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French school students hit the streets seeking safety measures amid COVID-19 spike
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-08
Protests by high school students over the week seeking safety measures were met with police repression. French students and youth groups have warned of greater mobilizations this week if the necessary infrastructure is not put in place…
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Government's Corona Response Is "a Psyche War" Against Citizens: Constitutional Lawyer Rocco Galati
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-08
"Bill Gates, the CDC, Gavi… want to steamroll their [COVID-19] agenda of self-interest on behalf of these billionaires and corporate oligarchs," said constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati in a Vaccine Choice Canada webinar on October 3rd. "And the only thing that …
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Totalitarian Dictator To Leave Office After Losing Election: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-08
‚ùñ | Trump will leave office on January 20th, a sound refutation of the widespread narrative that he was a totalitarian dictator who presented an unprecedented threat to democracy. | The hysterical exaggerations of the threat Trump posed weren't destructive because they were unfair to Trump, they were destructive because they created the false impression that those who came before him and those who will come after are not equally depraved. | ‚ùñ | There's zero chance of Trump challenging the election with any efficacy unless (A) he really badly wants to remain president an…
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Media silence marks ongoing OPCW cover-up of Syria chemical weapons scandal
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-11-08
"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…
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Will the Turkish Economy Kill Erdogan's New Ottoman Empire?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-08
Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey in the past two years has engaged in a remarkable series of active geopolitical foreign interventions from Syria to Libya to Cyprus and most recently on the side of Azerbaijan in the territory conflict with …
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US president-elect Joe Biden vows to fight racism in victory speech
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-08
US president-elect Joe Biden vows to fight racism in victory speech | Biden vows to address some of the country's most pressing issues, including Covid-19, health care, climate change and racial injustice | Ali Harb | Sun, 11/08/2020 – 02: 24 | Speaking from Delaware alongside vice president-elect Kamala Harris, Biden said he would be a president for all Americans, not only those who voted for him (AFP) | Addressing a divid…
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Myanmar's farmers battle climate and health uncertainty
news.un.org | 2020-11-08
For farmers in Myanmar, the COVID-19 pandemic is adding to growing unpredictability, in a sector already struggling to cope with the effects of climate change. The UN is working closely with the country's government to help them to adapt and thrive.
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FROM THE FIELD: millions at risk in Sahel, each one with a story to tell
news.un.org | 2020-11-08
Some 13 million people in the central Sahel region of north Africa require urgent humanitarian assistance, due to violence, insecurity and extreme weather events. Behind these stark figures lie personal stories of tragedy, resilience and hope.
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Video: Fate of Armenian-Azerbaijani War Is Being Decided in Battle of Shusha
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-08
Azerbaijani troops and Turkish-backed Syrian militants continue storming the town of Shusha, located just south of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic capital, Stepanakert. During the past 24 hours, infantry of the Turkish-Azerbaijani bloc under cover of intense artillery and drone strikes captured …
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Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobless People Are Being Asked To Repay Benefits
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-08
Ahmad Ghabboun broke into a sweat. It was a late night in August and he had just discovered an unexpected $14,990 debt posted to the online portal he uses to access his account with Washington state's unemployment agency. Since May, he had been receiving payments every week through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, newly established by Congress to support freelancers like him. The benefits replaced the paycheck he could no longer earn after the pandemic had grounded his work delivering packages for Amazon Flex and driving the occasional shift for Uber.
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Upending Trump's tumultuous legacy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Trump's legacy and his failed policies, including failure to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, were on ballot in the recent US presidential election.
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Australia's War Crimes and Culture of impunity
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-08
There is yet no reckoning for Australia's SAS war crimes in Afghanistan, although details of horrendous atrocities are coming to light. A 2016 report detailing the extent of torture and extrajudicial killings by the Australian SAS forces in Afghanistan have been described as "fuelled by blood lust", and compared on a scale to the infamous torture and murder practices at Abu Ghraib in Iraq. | The 2016 report which has recently been seen by two leading Aus…
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Four nations must plan a UK-wide approach for Christmas, urges Welsh leader
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-08
The UK must plan a path to Christmas amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Welsh leader has urged, as he called on the government to make good on its promise for the four nations to meet and discuss a single approach.First minister Mark Drakeford said cabinet office minister Michael Gove had promised a four-nation meeting this coming week so that country leaders can "pool ideas, plan together and have a common approach to the Christmas period".His comments come as Wales prepares to come out of a 17-day firebreak lockdown on Monday, while England continues in its month-long lockdown which ends at the start of Decembe…
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'Inevitable' rise in cases during firebreak as Wales set to come out of lockdown
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-08
Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford said it was "inevitable" that cases would rise in some areas of the country as it prepares to come out of a firebreak lockdown.Back to a new normal: A new set of national rules will follow the 17-day lockdown in Wales, which Drakeford said will be easier to follow as he looks to avoid a "reliance" on entirely local measures. It comes after the Welsh government faced calls to extend the lockdown — which ends on Monday 9 November — in the south Wales valleys where the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases has risen. | On Monday, our firebreak will end and a new…
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Indian capital struggles with surge in coronavirus cases
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-08
India has reported 45,674 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, with the capital coping with a sharp surge of nearly 7,000 cases a day this week.India's tally of confirmed cases — currently the second largest in the world behind the United States — has exceeded 8.5 million.The Health Ministry also reported 559 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities to 126,121.Coronavirus testing in New Delhi (Manish Swarup/AP)India has seen an overall steady dip in new cases after touching nearly 100,000 a day in mid-September.However, the tally in New Delhi continues to hover around 7,000 a d…
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Santa Cruz people celebrate! Joe Biden will be our new president! 11-7-2020
AutumnSun | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
Santa Cruz comes out for Joe Biden as he has won the presidency from Donald Trump! November 7, 2020…
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New corona measures. We need "Sweden light," instead of "lockdown light"
Stephan-Andreas Casdorff & Sebastian Rushwort | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
COVID-19 is currently responsible for 1,2% of deaths in Sweden, but probably gets 99% of the attention. We need to maintain some perspective. Sebastian Rushworth, MD…
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Trump regime may try to sabotage Biden-Harris transition team
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
Biden-Harris Transition Team Ethics Plan:…
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We Were All Wrong About Trump. Even the Mooch. What? Doesn't Anyone Believe in Come-Backs?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-08
We shouldn't be asking ourselves what just happened. We shouldn't be asking ourselves what now for Donald Trump. What we should be mulling over is what happens to the brand which was pipped at the finish line. What we have learnt, and I dare say Trump himself learnt, in three days in early November is that Trumpism itself is alive and well. In fact, it is positively thriving. And so, 2024 should be a date etched in our memories as Joe Biden takes on one of the toughest presidencies to date and tries to undo the madness of Donald Trump, both in the Far East (China), the Middle East (Iran, Lebanon, Syria and even A…
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US Elections 2020: Saudi Arabia finally congratulates Biden on his win
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-08
US Elections 2020: Saudi Arabia finally congratulates Biden on his win | It took more than 24 hours for the king and the crown prince to congratulate Joe Biden, who has pledged to reassess ties with the kingdom | MEE and agencies | Sun, 11/08/2020 – 20: 47 | Prince Mohammed's relationship with Trump had provided a buffer against international criticism over Riyadh's rights record (AFP) | Saudi Arabia finall…
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EXCLUSIVE: Azerbaijan, Armenia 'near ceasefire deal' on Nagorno-Karabakh
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-08
EXCLUSIVE: Azerbaijan, Armenia 'near ceasefire deal' on Nagorno-Karabakh | Draft deal forces Armenia to withdraw from some areas amid the deployment of a Turkish and Russian peacekeeping force, Turkish sources tell MEE | Ragip Soylu | Sun, 11/08/2020 – 10: 12 | An Armenian soldier fires artillery during the ongoing fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces (AFP) | Azerbaijan and Armenia are close to striking a…
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The Heat: Trump, Biden waiting for results from battleground states
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-11-08
The US presidential race is still too close to call, as ballot counting continues in several battleground states.
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Escalating the Demographic War: The Strategic Goal of Israeli Racism in Palestine
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-08
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 …
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How Could 70 Million Still Have Voted for Trump?
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-08
Media pundits and others have been deeply perplexed as to why so many Americans in this election–70 million in fact– nonetheless voted for Trump. | But it's not all that difficult to understand. There are 3 major explanations: One economic. Second, | …
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US Election Theft 2020? Election Results are "Shady"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-08
If November 3 elections proved anything, it's what Buttercup explained in Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore, saying the following: | "Things are seldom what they seem. Skim milk masquerades as cream." | "Highlows pass as patent leathers. Jackdaws strut in peacock's feathers." | …
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Alberta Is Closer Than Ever To A General Strike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-08
Canada – The powder keg of Alberta labour relations has finally exploded, in a good way. Yesterday, wildcat strikes popped up across the province from hospital support staff who learned last week that 11,000 of their own will be getting laid off. | According to reporting from Progress Alberta, there were at least 49 wildcat strikes across 35 municipalities in the province, from the major cities of Calgary and Edmonton to small towns such as Whitecourt and Cardston. | It was a spontaneous action, according to Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) president Guy Smith…
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The Government's Lust to Spy
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-08
In 2019, agents of the federal and state governments persuaded judges to issue 99% of all requested intercepts. An intercept is any type of government surveillance — telephone, text message, email, even in-person. These are intercepts that theoretically are based …
globalresearch.ca/government-lust-spy/57…

Large "Count the Votes" and Labor Rally in San Francisco
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
Multi sided rally and march on day of Biden victory…
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Gavin Newsom: Cash Incentives for Snitching on Cops
Robert Maxim | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
All cops are bad cops; until all cops are willing to blow the whistle on internal, systemic corruption.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/07/1883825…

Biden should compensate all US damages against Iran: Spox
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Saeed Khatib Zadeh stressed that Joe Biden must compensate all US damages against the Iranian nation, stop the economic war against Iran and respect all legal paths and international agreements.
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Breathtaking scenery of Autumn in Alvand foothills
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
HAMADAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — In the Autumn days, various beautiful colors of trees have added to the beauty of the Silvar village in the foothills of the Alvand Mountains of Hamadan Province, Iran.
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Ethiopia on the brink as govt. forces set to continue military campaign in Tigray region
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-08
The military escalation began on Wednesday when PM Abiy Ahmed ordered soldiers into the region. Tigray is ruled by the Tigray People's Liberation Front which has been in conflict with Ahmed's government since the latter came to power in 2018…
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The Use of Language to Manipulate People
Prof. Ruel F. Pepa | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-08
We have encountered day in day out language-using manipulators in practically all areas/sectors of life. In one particular instance, we regularly hear them over the radio and see them on TV. We read their messages on the pages of dailies …
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Hagia Sophia's beloved feline of 16 years dies after short illness
Yasmina Allouche | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-08
Hagia Sophia's beloved feline of 16 years dies after short illness | Gli was a popular feature of the Istanbul mosque, with tourists often scouring the structure to take pictures of the green-eyed cat | Yasmina Allouche | Sun, 11/08/2020 – 11: 10 | Gli rose to fame after she was filmed being stroked by then US president Barack Obama during his visit to Hagia Sophia in 2009 (Ozan Kose/AFP) | Hagia Sophia's fa…
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Iranian cartoonist wins award at Red Bull Media House
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Iranian cartoonist Rasoul Hajizadeh has won the special award at the Red Bull Media House in Austria.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165648/Iranian-cart…

Veterans Day 2020 – Historic Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar – Healing America
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
President elect Joe Biden spoke to our nation and the world sharing a broader vision for America to choose. From the Historic Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar, Alta California the ancient riverbed of the American River must speak to help heal our great nation.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/07/1883827…

"Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
Israel Shahak | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-08
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…
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Jacksonville holds NAARPR national day of action, demands anti-protest bill in Florida be defeated
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-08
Jacksonville, FL – On November 4, the Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC), in coalition with other local organizations, continued the fight for community control of the police. This action was a part of a national day of action called by the National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression. Jacksonville, along with other cities across the country, joined…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/11/8/jacksonv…

Lebanon's Gebran Bassil calls US sanctions against him an 'injustice'
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-08
Lebanon's Gebran Bassil calls US sanctions against him an 'injustice' | Free Patriotic Movement leader says move was politically motivated and a result of his refusal to break Hezbollah ties | MEE and agencies | Sun, 11/08/2020 – 11: 53 | Washington has accused Gebran Bassil of corruption and ties to the Hezbollah movement (Reuters) | Former Lebanese foreign minister Gebran Bassil said on Sunday that US sanc…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/lebanon-gebra…

Saturday 11/7: Suds, Snacks & Socialism…BYO Proud Boys Standing By: How Does the Left Step Forward?
Peace and Freedom Party, Alameda County | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
tinyurl.com/SudSnacksStandingBy…

Persian Gulf water transfer project inaugurated
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — In recent years, the central plateau of Iran has been experiencing severe water shortages, especially in big cities like Isfahan, Kerman, Yazd, and Hormozgan.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165633/Persian-Gulf…

Trump admin. could be a lesson for new White House leaders
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — Iranian President's Chief of Staff said that Trump administration could be a lesson for new leaders of the White House, referring to Trump's defeat in US 2020 Presidential Election.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165675/Trump-admin-…

'Concede and Get the Hell Out': Anger Grows as Trump Refuses to Admit Defeat
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-08
"You lost, you miserable self-entitled infantile f**ker," said famed American novelist Stephen King. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/08/concede…

Liberal Capitalism is Dead
Ben Debney- Wildcat Ocular | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-08
From its beginnings out of the European Enlightenment, liberal capitalism was based on a promise of progress through justice predicated on equality before the law. In light of the fact that the Enlightenment ran alongside the European Witch Hunts, the ideological foundations of liberal capitalism have always been something of a thought experiment, since the…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/08/liberal-capi…

Calls grow to stop NSW National's koala culling bill
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-08
About 100 people rallied at Djarrbarrgalli (Domain) on November 6 as part of a week of action for koalas across New South Wales, reports Isaac Nellist.
greenleft.org.au/content/calls-grow-stop…

Iran ready to install chopper night vision sys. for friends
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Commander of Army Aviation said that Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to install night vision systems of helicopters for any applicant organization or even friend countries.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165647/Iran-ready-t…

Project management accelerator for NGOs to survive in crises
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — The manager of the Strategy and Systems Department of MAHAK said project management is the accelerator for NGOs to survive crises.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165665/Project-mana…

VIDEO: Autumn rainfall in oil platform
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
BUSHEHR, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Nowruz platform in Kahrg Island in the Persian Gulf experienced the first autumn rain.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165649/VIDEO-Autumn…

Sunday 11/8: Occupy Oakland Photography: Eve of 10th Anniversary
DARIN | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
LANDLESS NOT VOICELESS. I am a guest of First They Came For The Homeless and The Concrete and Cardboard Collective whose show regarding homelessness ends on the 24th. Come join us at the Oakland ProArts Gallery.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/07/1883825…

Thursday 11/12: "Bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante": Virtual Screening & Talk w/ Filmmaker Matt Kelly
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
Online screening & discussion…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/08/1883831…

Afghanistan's internal problems, due to foreign interference
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution for International Affairs said that internal problems of Afghanistan are due to the interference of foreign countries.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165678/Afghanistan-…

Army Corps Suspends Permit for Toxic Plastics Complex in "Chemical Alley"
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-08
The Corps made its plan public in a motion filed in federal court Wednesday, a day before the agency was supposed to defend its decision to approve the permit. It will issue a formal notice containing the reasoning for its decision on Tuesday. | The complex, which is a project of the Taiwanese-based conglomerate Formosa Plastics, wou…
truthout.org/articles/army-corps-suspend…

The Heat: U.S. election
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-11-08
Joe Biden edges closer, but the U.S. presidential race remains too close to call.
america.cgtn.com/2020/11/08/the-heat-u-s…

Students Push to Remove Police. University President Doubles Down Instead
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-08
Student movements have always raised our current conception of justice and equity. From the civil rights movement and Vietnam War protests, to the anti-apartheid movement and calls to abolish the police, student protests on college campuses have a context and history linked to substantial change in U.S. policies and practices. This is a rite of passage from which we all benefit. | So, it is perplexing that Northwestern University (NU) President Morton Schapiro fails to recognize this as NU studen…
truthout.org/articles/students-push-to-r…

Scientists Confirm the Culprit Behind Earth's Biggest Extinction
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-08
By Tim Radford / Climate News Network German scientists are now sure they can explain the biggest extinction of life on this planet: a catastrophe at the end of the Permian Epoch 252 million years ago. It happened because atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels rose dramatically over thousands of years, turning the seas ever more acidic, to precipitate dangerous changes in oceanic conditions. | Source…
scheerpost.com/2020/11/08/scientists-con…

Iran informing US over its ballistic revenge Zionists' lie
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Hossein Amir-Abdollahian dismissed the false news of some Zionist media quoted him as saying that the Islamic Republic of Iran had been informed the United States before attacking the Ain al-Assad airbase in Iraq.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165657/Iran-informi…

Protect the Results Rally at Embarcadero Plaza
Take to the Streets | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
At a rally to say "Count All The Votes" musicians including Emma's Revolution, Diana Gameros and the Saint Gabriels Celestial Brass Band fed the souls of frequently seen activists and a few new faces as well. Spirited protest!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/07/1883825…

Wisdom from Courageous — and Silenced — Whistle-blowing "Vaccine Skeptics"
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-08
"Mercury/thimerosal and lead (and aluminum) are extremely neurotoxic and cytotoxic, but their combined synergistic effect is much worse. | A dose of mercury sufficient to kill 1% of tested rats, when combined with a dose of lead sufficient to kill less …
globalresearch.ca/wisdom-whistle-blowing…

A Memo to the GOP, Wall Street, Joe Biden, and All Democrats: 'No, Mitch McConnell Is Not the 46th President'
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-08
"President Biden will be under no obligation to hand Mitch McConnell the keys to his Cabinet," progressive groups argue. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/08/memo-go…

Tuesday 11/10: Post-Election Implications for USA: Health Care, Racial Justice, SCOTUS and more
UC Hastings Law School of SF | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
Online via YouTube…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/07/1883825…

Tuesday 11/10: #ODIC Virtual Town Hall: SCOTUS Hearing on Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act
National Equality Action Team | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
Online town hall…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/06/1883822…

Swiss feminist groups protest following revelations of sexual harassment at public broadcaster
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-08
The newspaper Le Temps revealed incidents of bullying and harassment at Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS), over the course of many years. Amid protests by feminist groups, inquiries are being conducted…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/08/swiss-fem…

The Fight Continues! SF Bay Labor Rallies At Bridges Plaza/ Support Macy's IUOE39 Strike
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
Hundreds of trade unionists and community activists rallied at Harry Bridges Plaza on November 7, 2020 and marched to Macy's at SF Union Square to support striking IUOE Local 39 engineers.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/07/1883827…

Liberal Capitalism is Dead
Ben Debney- Wildcat Ocular | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-08
From its beginnings out of the European Enlightenment, liberal capitalism was based on a promise of progress through justice predicated on equality before the law. In light of the fact that the Enlightenment ran alongside the European Witch Hunts, the ideological foundations of liberal capitalism have always been something of a thought experiment, since the…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/08/liberal-capi…

People-powered Organizing in Arizona Can Create Lasting Change
Irene Franco Rubio | zcomm.org | 2020-11-08
My generation of first-time voters understands what's at stake because we recognized the toll it took on our community. We saw injustices occur in our backyards and now we're leading the movement for justice, for progressive social change…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/people-powered-org…

Thursday 11/12: Where We Go From Here: All In For Climate & Equitable Communities w/ Sierra Club
Sierra Club | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/07/1883827…

Five Centuries of Pillage and Resistance: Latin America and Africa
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-08
The tragedy being the suffering Latin America has borne, the optimism being in the recognition that this is not the region's natural or inevitable destiny, but has been imposed on it through its subjugation to the capitalist system, and is therefore capable of being changed.
mronline.org/2020/11/07/five-centuries-o…

How Do Medical Students Get More Experience in the US than Cuba?
Don Fitz | zcomm.org | 2020-11-08
Students who study medicine in Cuba get a lot less practice in handling gunshot wounds than do those who study in the US…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-do-medical-stu…

'Great News for Progressives Around the World': International Applause After US Voters Fire Donald Trump
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-08
"It's time to get back to building bridges, not walls." Leaders from around the world congratulate the Democrats, but say much damage done by Trump requires repair. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/08/great-n…

Next US president should remove all anti-Iran sanctions
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — The secretary of Iran's Expediency Discernment Council urged the next US president to remove all unilateral sanctions that have been imposed against the Iranian nation.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165669/Next-US-pres…

Tehran urges London to fulfill deferred commitments
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — After a meeting with the British envoy in Tehran, the Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs called for the UK to fulfill its overdue commitments to Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165672/Tehran-urges…

Mighty Messages From a Small Plaza in San Rafael
Celebrating and Reinvigorating | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
We won!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/08/1883830…

Iranian FM holds meeting with his Chilean counterpart
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister held a meeting with his Chilean counterpart in La Paz on Sunday, conferring on the expansion of bilateral relations.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165673/Iranian-FM-h…

The Tories are manipulating Marcus Rashford in the extreme
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-11-08
Marcus Rashford appears to have won a victory over the Tory government. This is because it seems to have climbed down over the issue of free school meals during the holidays. But the reality is that the government has done no such thing. What it's actually done is just trolled millions of poverty-stricken children. | A Tory climb down…?: | BBC News reported that after Rashford's persistent campaign to end child food poverty, the gover…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/11/08/the-tori…

Iran-Afghanistan economic coop., needs of regional security
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Energy said that economic cooperation between Islamic Republic of Iran and Afghanistan is one of the requirements of regional security.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165677/Iran-Afghani…

Mèxico: Expresidentes ladrones y asesinos
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
Mèxico: | Expresidentes ladrones y asesinos…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/08/1883828…

It is the Equalities Commission, not Labour, carrying out Political Interference
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-08
I recently published in Middle East Eye a long analysis of last week's report by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission into the question of whether the UK Labour party had an especial antisemitism problem. (You can read a slightly fuller version of that article on my website.) In the piece, I reached two main conclusions. First, …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/it-is-the-equ…

US's Pompeo to be on ash heap of history soon: FM spox
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman in a reaction to the US Secretary of State's outrageous tweet emphasized that Mike Pompeo will be on the ash heap of history soon.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165679/US-s-Pompeo-…

Trump has nothing scheduled because of his re-election fiasco
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
Voters Standing In Line For Trump's Failed Presidential Re-Election Campaign:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/06/1883822…

Palestinian detainee Maher al-Akhras ends 104-day hunger strike, to be released on November 26
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-08
49-year-old Maher al-Akhras, who has been in administrative detention since July, will be released when his current term of detention ends on November 26. He has lost over 40 kg due to his hunger strike…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/08/palestini…

Realities: Vol. I
Robert Maxim | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
Academic Article on Disability Discrimination and Stephen Hawking, with verified soures. Joy Division reference included.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/07/1883827…

'Najibeh' to be screened at 15th Jogja-NETPAC Asian fest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Iranian feature 'Najibeh', written and directed by Mostafa Gandomkar will be screened at the 15th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival in Indonesia.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165668/Najibeh-to-b…

Global Celebrities Salute Joe Biden For Projected Victory in US Presidential Election
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-07
Despite that the US presidential race has not yet been officially called, many world leaders have extended their congratulations to Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who is projected to win the US election.
sputniknews.com/viral/202011071081086055…

Middle East leaders react to Joe Biden winning US election
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-07
Middle East leaders react to Joe Biden winning US election | Countries such as Egypt and the UAE, which had warm ties with the Trump administration, were among the first to welcome the announcement | MEE staff | Sat, 11/07/2020 – 22: 08 | Biden was projected to have obtained the necessary 270 electoral votes needed to win his hard-fought match-up with Trump (AFP) | Leaders in the Middle East have begun congratulating Joe…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/middle-east-l…

CNN's Van Jones Breaks Down on Air After News of Projected Joe Biden, Kamala Harris White House Win
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-07
On Saturday, Democratic candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden, declared himself the winner of the 2020 presidential election over Republican President Donald Trump, after Pennsylvania and Nevada were called for him by media outlets, pushing his electoral vote total from 264 to 290 votes, 20 votes higher than needed to win.
sputniknews.com/us/202011071081086336-cn…

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…

'Nightmare Coming to an End': Vanquishing Donald Trump, Joe Biden Wins US Presidential Election
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2020-11-07
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Official: Biden Wins, Gone, America's most anti-gun president (good read)
Gordon Duff | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-07
How sweet the irony that Trump gets to eat the bitter fruit in that he won an upset victory by taking some of the final states with narrow margins, and then got to watch the Biden campaign inflict a win against him by clinching majorities in Georgia and Nevada. | The White House campaign strategy went full bore Covid denial. It stopped its Covid meetings. I can't remember a single announcement from the White House on what it was doing to dampen the current Covid surge. If effectively abandoned its responsibility. | Why? I was betting that there were more voters that preferred more dead and crippled Americans than…
thealtworld.com/gordon_duff/official-bid…

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…

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…

Twitter Ripped by Trump Playing Golf as Biden Declared by Media 'President-Elect'
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-07
President Trump has been famous for his love of playing golf amid stressful situations, as many criticise him for being at his golf courses during the coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protests against racial injustice and police violence.
sputniknews.com/viral/202011071081085822…

MAS denounces dynamite attack against Bolivia's President-elect Luis Arce
wsws.org | 2020-11-07
MAS has stated that newly elected president Luis Arce was the target of a bomb attack Thursday night at the party's La Paz headquarters.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/07/boli…

[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

[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

[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] 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

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…

[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

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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[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

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/11/6/milwauke…

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…

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…

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…
truthout.org/articles/covid-needs-are-ur…

US jobless rates falls but long-term unemployment up sharply as millions remain out of work
wsws.org | 2020-11-07
More than seven months since the start of the pandemic only about one half the 22 million jobs lost earlier in the year have been recovered as the upsurge of new COVID-19 cases is likely to hammer service and retail jobs.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/07/jobs…

[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] 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

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…

[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

[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

In face of rising coronavirus infections, teachers, students, and parents express support for European-wide school strike
wsws.org | 2020-11-07
From a scientific standpoint, it has long been shown that schools and kindergartens are breeding grounds for the coronavirus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/07/germ…

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…
thecanary.co/us/2020/11/07/gun-carrying-…

Trump Campaign Files Lawsuit About Rejected Arizona Votes
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-07
President Donald Trump's campaign has repeatedly alleged election fraud in the 2020 presidential race, insisting that Republican observers were not provided "meaningful access" to ballot-counting locations in several battleground states.
sputniknews.com/us-elections-2020-news/2…

Trump refuses to accept defeat in presidential election
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-07
TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Donald Trump rejected the victory of his Democratic rival in the presidential election, claiming that Biden has not won in any state and that the election is far from over.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165623/Trump-refuse…

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…

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…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/07/gr…

Biden victory: Democrats jubilant as Republicans say it's 'not over'
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-07
Biden victory: Democrats jubilant as Republicans say it's 'not over' | As Democrats celebrate, Trump campaign is raising money to challenge the result of the election | Ali Harb | Sat, 11/07/2020 – 20: 03 | Thousands gathered in Washington to celebrate Trump's defeat (MEE/Umar Farooq) | Millions of Americans let out a sigh of relief on Saturday as major networks called the presidential race for Democratic candidate Joe Bide…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/joe-biden-vic…

Gridlock — Biden May or May Not Win, but Trump Remains 'President' of Red America
Alastair Crooke | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-07
One clear outcome of the U.S. election was the collapse of the promised 'Blue Wave'. | 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 Ro…
thealtworld.com/alastair_crooke/gridlock…

Australia's first "foreign interference" arrest targets Liberal Party figure accused of links to China
wsws.org | 2020-11-07
Duong's prosecution is regarded by the corporate media in both Australia and the US as a test case for the "anti-influence" legislation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/07/fore…

Protests in Inner Mongolia over Chinese government language policy
wsws.org | 2020-11-07
Just as it has latched onto "human rights" in Tibet, and among the Uighur population in Xinjiang, so Washington has sought to exploit discontent in Inner Mongolia to weaken China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/07/mong…

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific
wsws.org | 2020-11-07
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/07/labo…

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…

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.
popularresistance.org/media-silence-mark…

Kosovo's President Thaàßi charged with war crimes
wsws.org | 2020-11-07
Thaàßi and other KLA leaders face prosecution on hundreds of counts of murder, as well as persecution and torture carried out during the war with Serbia between 1998 and 1999.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/07/koso…

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…

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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16th Resistance FilmFest starts process of selecting films
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-07
TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — With the expiration of the deadline for submitting works to the secretariat of the 16th International Resistance Film Festival, the selection process of the works have begun.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165626/16th-Resista…

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…

[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

Canadian autoworkers' union announces tentative agreement with General Motors
wsws.org | 2020-11-07
Unifor President Jerry Dias touted GM's commitment to restart assembly production in Oshawa, but avoided mentioning that the new jobs will be filled almost entirely by low-wage, second-tier workers with vastly inferior rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/07/gmca…

Racism, Repression, And Fightback In The USA
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-07
A re-surged movement against police brutality, white supremacy, and state violence — come to be known as the largest sustained mobilization in modern history in the United States — continues to reignite public discourse around issues of systemic racism and the need to organize collectively across race lines for transformative change. | It follows that this new wave of resistance has been met with violent and ruthless political repression: the militarization of police forces, a rise in mass arrests and indefinite detentions, hyper-criminalization of the right to protest…
popularresistance.org/racism-repression-…

Jared Kushner: Nepotism at Work
Jos Sances | thenation.com | 2020-11-07
Jared Kushner: Nepotism at Work…
thenation.com/article/activism/jared-kus…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

US Streets After Mainstream Media Declare Biden Winner of Presidential Election — Videos
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-07
The 77-year-old Democrat declared himself a winner in the election after gaining 20 Electoral College votes in Pennsylvania, which gave him over the 270 votes needed to win the election. Several political leaders, including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron have congratulated Biden on his victory.
sputniknews.com/us-elections-2020/202011…

Climate change and human evolution
wsws.org | 2020-11-07
Significant environmental change in East Africa between 500,000 and 300,000 years ago prompted a major step in human evolution.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/07/evol…

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…

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

More than just James Bond: Sean Connery (1930-2020)
wsws.org | 2020-11-07
Strikingly attractive and hard-edged, Connery's suave and imposing presence gave the character much of its authority.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/07/conn…

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…

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…

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…

"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…

[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

[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

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…

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…

Indian Stalinists use Bihar elections to deepen their alliance with big-business Congress Party
wsws.org | 2020-11-07
Under conditions of mounting social opposition, the Stalinists are doubling down on their efforts to harness the working class to the Congress and other right-wing parties.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/07/biha…

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…

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…

US-Funded Thai Protests: Prachatai
Anthony Cartalucci | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-07
We're told that the US government is not funding or supporting anti-government protests in Thailand, but have already seen that this is a lie. The US Embassy also denied supporting any specific party — also a lie. In the case of US-funded Prachatai — the US government is doing both. | landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2020/11/us-fu… | References: | Prachatai — About Us: | prachatai.com/english/about/prachatai | US Cen…
thealtworld.com/anthony_cartalucci/us-fu…

[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

Biden Declares Himself President – Sparking Dumpster Fire of Memes on Social Media
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-07
After an election a campaign where politicians danced and crowd-surfed – or jogged limply and played a reggaeton song on their mobile in Joe Biden's case – social media was alive with memes as both candidates claimed victory with the votes still being counted.
sputniknews.com/viral/202011071081084584…

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…

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…

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…

[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

The task Of 'Sleepy Joe' Is To Put Liberal America Right Back To Sleep
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-07
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 to avoid graspi…
popularresistance.org/the-task-of-sleepy…

Palestinian Maher al-Akhras Wins Freedom After 103 Day Hunger Strike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-07
The Palestinian Prisoner Club said in a statement on Friday, "After 103 days of the heroic hunger strike by the prisoner Maher Al-Akhras, which brought the issue of the captive movement and administrative arrests back to the fore, as this strike was accompanied by a popular mass movement in all places of our Palestinian people. | The statement continued: "In light of the orientation of our people, the prisoner movement and leaders of our people, and with the efforts of the Palestinian National Authority and the brothers in the Supreme Follow-up Committee for the Arab masses at home and…
popularresistance.org/palestinian-wins-f…

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…

[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

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-…

[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

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…

France 'fighting relentlessly' against radical Islam 'enemy', says PM Castex
rt.com | 2020-11-07
France sees radical Islam as its "enemy" and will fight "relentlessly" against it, Prime Minister Jean Castex said as he paid tribute to the victims of the Nice church attack — the latest in a series of gruesome incidents. | Castex presided over the ceremony commemorating the victims of the Nice attack on Saturday. | We know the enemy. Not only has it been identified, but it has a name, it is radical Islam, a political ideology that disfigures the Muslim religion. | "[It is] an enemy that the government is fighting relentlessly by providing the necessary resources and mobilizing all of its forces every d…
rt.com/news/506014-france-radical-islam-…

'We're Gonna Win,' Says Biden as Nation Awaits Official Confirmation of Vote Totals
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-07
"We don't have a final declaration of victory yet," said the Democratic nominee, "but the numbers tell us it's clear." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/06/were-go…

°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
workers.org/2020/11/52256/?utm_source=rs…

The Biden 8.1 Million Vote Landslide! (corrected post)
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…

"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.
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'We're Gonna Win,' Says Biden as Nation Awaits Official Confirmation of Vote Totals
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-07
"We don't have a final declaration of victory yet," said the Democratic nominee, "but the numbers tell us it's clear." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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.
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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…

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…

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-…

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…

TODAY: Voters to Flood The NYC Streets to Celebrate American Democracy
commondreams.org | 2020-11-07
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[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

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…

[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

[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

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…

[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

Kiev calls for new sanctions against Russia as Kremlin recognizes passports of residents of breakaway East Ukrainian republics
rt.com | 2020-11-07
Ukraine's Foreign Ministry has lodged a diplomatic complaint with Moscow over President Vladimir Putin's decision to recognize the documents of residents if the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. | In a statement on Friday, Kiev's top diplomats called on its Western supporters to "condemn the actions of the Russian Federation and take the necessary measures to apply pressure, including sanctions." | The new rule change means that residents of the two de facto autonomous regions, which Ukraine claims as part of its own territory, will have documents, such as passports and vehicle registrations, a…
rt.com/russia/506019-sanctions-passports…

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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[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

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…
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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…
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