Daily Archives: November 9, 2020

2020-11-09: News Headlines

John Whitbeck (2020-11-09). A Modest Proposal: Resign Now. counterpunch.org Now that it is finally clear, notwithstanding the manifest absurdity of the anti-democratic 18th century Electoral College system, the proliferation of desperate lawsuits and the standard recounts in very close state races, that President Trump has narrowly failed in his quest for re-election, many people are understandably worried about what a frustrated and bitter Trump

Thomas Knapp (2020-11-09). America in Transition: Two Things Donald Trump Can Do to Burnish His Legacy. counterpunch.org This column assumes that Joe Biden has won the 2020 US presidential election. While that SEEMS like a safe assumption — it would take successful legal challenges in several states to change the outcome — it IS an assumption. I could be writing for naught. But if Joe Biden is locked in as the next

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-09). Don't Fall for the Psyop! Biden's Not Officially the President-Elect, At Least Not Yet… globalresearch.ca A massive psyop was launched across the world after the Mainstream Media's "projection" that Biden will become the President-Elect deceived average folks and foreign governments alike into thinking that the US' contentious 2020 presidential election has finally concluded, but the …

Jon Rappoport (2020-11-09). Smoking Gun: Dr. Fauci States COVID Test Has Fatal Flaw; Confession from the "Beloved" Expert of Experts. globalresearch.ca OK, here we go. Smoking gun. Jackpot. | Right from the horse's mouth. Right from the man we're told is the number-one COVID expert in the nation. What Fauci says is golden truth. | Well, how about THIS? | July 16, 2020, podcast, …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-09). Fur Trades and Pandemics: Coronavirus and Denmark's Great Mink Massacre. counterpunch.org "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 were registered on 216 mink farms on November 6. Not only had such infections been registered;

WSWS (2020-11-09). Irish teachers vote to strike as infection rates spiral. wsws.org Schools in the Republic of Ireland reopened last week after a two-week break, despite secondary teachers voting for strike action against dangerous working conditions if COVID-19 related safety measures were not put in place by October 30.

WSWS (2020-11-09). As COVID-19 surges around the world, governments put profits ahead of lives. wsws.org This weekend, the world hit 50 million reported cases of COVID-19, and deaths surpassed 1.25 million, as the Americas and Europe faced the worst stage of the pandemic to date.

WSWS (2020-11-09). Hospitalization crisis across the US as coronavirus infections surge. wsws.org The number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 is rising dramatically across the nation, with 43 states seeing a rise in cases.

WSWS (2020-11-09). Illinois governor admits factories and other workplaces are center of COVID-19 outbreaks. wsws.org The list of infected workplaces, which state officials have concealed from the public, includes those owned by Amazon, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Tyson Foods, UPS and other giant corporations.

news.un (2020-11-09). Independent UN experts decry COVID vaccine hoarding: 'No one is secure until all of us are'. news.un.org The only way to fight the COVID-19 crisis is to make affordable vaccines available to everyone, independent UN human rights experts said on Monday, underscoring that in an interconnected and interdependent world, "no one is secure until all of us are secure".

news.un (2020-11-09). UN deputy chief conducts solidarity visit to West Africa and the Sahel. news.un.org The UN Deputy Secretary-General is on a two-week solidarity visit to West Africa and the Sahel to underscore the Organization's support to countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-09). Occupation, separatism, 'red line for Iran': Envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan said that occupation and separatism are red line for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Monica Piccinini (2020-11-09). The Other Global Health Crisis: Highly Hazardous Pesticides. globalresearch.ca COVID-19 isn't the only global health crisis occurring right now. There is another crisis, propagated by a global industry, that is entirely man made. | The world's five largest agrochemical companies: Bayer, BASF, Sygenta, Corteva and FMC — members of Croplife …

Global Research News (2020-11-09). Selected Articles: "Own Nothing and Be Happy", Being Human in 2030. globalresearch.ca By Time and again throughout US history since the early 19th century, elections were stolen, not won…

_____ (2020-11-09). Biden Wins, Results Disputed, Hard Rain's Gonna Fall. strategic-culture.org The venerable 230-year-old Constitution and Electoral College of the United States have performed their once-every-four-years miracle yet again: They have produced the worst outcome of all possible worlds. | As I write this, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is teetering on the brink of winning the 2020 U.S. presidential election with clear majorities in both the Electoral College and the popular vote — as I predicted would be the case. | However, for the third time in a mere 20 years, that outcome was reached in such a convoluted, contentious and highly dubious way that it will leave the American…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-09). Biden's Victory: A Eunuch Presidency Beckons. globalresearch.ca Whatever was set to happen on November 3, President Donald J. Trump would not lose. Falling in that establishment firebreak against democracy known as the Electoral College would not erase, let alone repudiate him. His now victorious opponent, far from …

_____ (2020-11-09). Joe Biden's Love Affair With Israel Will Pick Up Where It Left Off. popularresistance.org With Donald Trump still disputing his loss of the US presidential election, there has been a lot of attention to which foreign leaders congratulated the winners after the race was called on Saturday. | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his time, waiting until well after other world leaders had recognized Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the victors. | But finally, on Sunday, Netanyahu joined the club. | "Joe, we've had a long and warm personal relationship for nearly 40 years, and I know you as a great friend of Israel," Netanyahu wrote in a tweet addressing President-elect Biden and Vice President-ele…

_____ (2020-11-09). Challenges For Social Movements Now That Trump Has Been Defeated. popularresistance.org Change doesn't come from the top, especially within a manipulated 'democracy' as exists in the United States. When social transformation occurs, it follows years of educating, organizing and mobilizing at the grassroots. Elected leaders who represent that transformation ride on a wave created by social movements, not the other way around. | As many people around the country and the world celebrate the media's announcement of the defeat of President Trump, those who advocate for transformational changes in the political, economic, legal and social systems are talking and writing about the challenges…

Staff (2020-11-09). Headlines for November 9, 2020. democracynow.org Joe Biden Elected 46th U.S. President as Pennsylvania Count Seals Victory, Kamala Harris Becomes First Woman, African American, Asian American Vice President, Trump Pursues Baseless Lawsuits as GOP Splits on Their Response to Election, Senate Control Hangs on Georgia Runoffs, Most World Leaders Congratulate Biden and Harris; Brazil, Russia, Mexico and China Hold Off, Biden Unveils Coronavirus Task Force as U.S. Cases Hit 10 Million, with Over 237,000 Recorded Deaths, WH Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and at Least 5 Others Test Positive for COVID-19, ACLU Files Suit over Gov't Handling of Pandemic in Immigrant Jails…

Staff (2020-11-09). The End of Trump? Biden & Harris Claim Victory in Historic Election, Vowing to Heal Divided Nation. democracynow.org The Trump presidency is coming to an end. Former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to have won the election after pulling ahead in Pennsylvania, giving him more than the 270 electoral votes needed to become president. Biden's running mate Kamala Harris will make history as the first female vice president, as well as the first African American, Indian American and Asian American elected to the office. Although President Trump has so far refused to concede as his campaign files a slew of lawsuits challenging the results in several states, plans are already underway to shape the next administration and prepare f…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-11-09). SEIU brings personal stories to High Court to defend the ACA. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—If the U.S. Supreme Court's right-wing Republican majority kills the 10-year-old Affordable Care Act, Service Employees Local 503 member Cammie Hering of Portland, Ore., won't be able to afford health insurance. At that, even with "relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis" that could eventually disable her, Hering, a personal support worker who earns $15.50 an hour, might be …

The Canary (2020-11-09). How do the regions of England compare for Covid-19 case rates? thecanary.co The number of new cases of Covid-19 continues to rise in most local areas of England.The overall trend masks some notable differences between the regions, however.Here is an overview of the latest case rates in each region of England, including the areas with the highest and lowest numbers.In all instances, the figures are for the week ending November 4 and have been calculated by PA using data published by Public Health England.— North-west EnglandThe highest rates of new cases of Covid-19 continue to be in north-west England.Oldham is top of the list, with 779.4 cases per 100,000 people, up from the previo…

Pip Hinman (2020-11-09). Well-known socialist Sue Bolton re-elected to Moreland council. greenleft.org.au Socialist Alliance councillor Sue Bolton is happy to be able to continue working on unfinished community projects, after being reelected for a third term in the north east ward of Moreland City Council, reports Chloe de Silva.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-09). Sue Bolton re-elected to Moreland council for a third term. greenleft.org.au Socialist Alliance councillor Sue Bolton is happy to be able to continue working on unfinished community projects, after being reelected for a third term in the north east ward of Moreland City Council, reports Chloe de Silva.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-09). Four socialists elected to Melbourne councils. greenleft.org.au There has been a surge of support for socialist candidates in the Victorian local councils elections, with four socialists elected to three councils, reports Jacob Andrewartha.

commondreams (2020-11-09). Suspend Patents on Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine, Say Campaigners. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-11-09). Disseminating Preliminary, Incomplete COVID-19 Vaccine Study Results by Press Release Represents Bad Science. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Sarah Anderson (2020-11-09). San Franciscans Vote Overwhelmingly to Rein in Overpaid CEOs. counterpunch.org CEOs did not cause the pandemic. But they deserve a good deal of the blame for a model that shoveled profits up the corporate ladder, leaving lower-level employees financially insecure. When Covid-19 struck, it didn't take much to push millions of vulnerable workers over the edge. If we want to not only survive the pandemic

Wilson Belshaw (2020-11-09). We're about to find out how a status quo politician manages the end of the world. thecanary.co Most people reading this can probably agree that Donald Trump being out of power is an optimal situation. I imagine many enjoyed seeing him lose, too — the protracted vote count making it like watching a hideous slug being salted one grain at a time.Of course, Trump being the worse candidate doesn't make Joe Biden a good one. The president-elect is a veteran of a Democratic establishment that exists largely to defend the

Stephan-Andreas Casdorff & Sebastian Rushwort (2020-11-09). 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…

C.P. Chandrasekhar (2020-11-09). Growing divergence between China and 'Developing Asia'. mronline.org The past year has brought into sharp relief the significant differences between China and the rest of the world.

WSWS (2020-11-09). Coronavirus pandemic intensifies humanitarian disaster in Yemen. wsws.org In war-torn Yemen the coronavirus pandemic is exhibiting its murderous potential. Doctors report a death rate of 20 to 30 percent among those infected.

WSWS (2020-11-09). German public service union ensures smooth operation of public transport despite resurgence of coronavirus pandemic. wsws.org Last week, Verdi dropped its demand for a uniform nationwide contract and signed separate agreements in two German states.

Franklin Frederick (2020-11-09). As próximas semanas podem ser o período de maior ameaàßa à Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Trump ainda nà£o aceitou a derrota nas eleiàßàµes e sua permanência na Presidência dos EUA até a posse de Biden pode representar o período de maior ameàßa de intervenàßà£o armada na Venezuela, sobretudo antes do dia 6 de dezenbro próximo, …

_____ (2020-11-09). How the Democrats Weaponized a Pandemic to Beat Donald Trump. strategic-culture.org The one question that continues to haunt political observers is 'How was Joe Biden, 77, able to get away with such a low-energy, low-carb campaign, in what has been described as the most consequential election in U.S. history?' Let's be so bold as to peek into the brain of this political genius who was somehow able to upset the 5D chess grandmaster of our times, Donald J. Trump. | As the Republican incumbent was flying non-stop to multiple rallies around the country in the days leading up to Nov. 3, Biden preferred to remain hunkered down in his basement, leaving for the occasional ice cream cone, or photo-op at…

Paul Dobson (2020-11-09). Venezuela's Maduro Congratulates Biden, Offers to Improve Relations. venezuelanalysis.com The Venezuelan president also mocked Guaido for not backing Trump's claims to have won the US election.

Lynda Carson (2020-11-09). Trump regime may try to sabotage Biden-Harris transition team. indybay.org Biden-Harris Transition Team Ethics Plan:…

Common Dreams Staff (2020-11-09). Jubilant celebrations outside Trump White House, nationwide after Biden/Harris victory. nationofchange.org Massive gatherings took place in Washington, D.C. as well as across other cities and communities nationwide.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-09). 'That night's train' goes to China Intl. Children's FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — Iranian film 'That night's train' directed by Hamidreza Ghotbi, will go on screen at the 15th edition of the China International Children's Film Festival (CICFF).

Ibrahim Husseini (2020-11-09). Israel's 'Silent Transfer' of Palestinians Out of Palestine. globalresearch.ca As more Arab countries normalise relations with Israel, it presses on with a policy of "silent transfer" — an intricate system that targets Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem with residency revocation, displacement through house demolitions, barriers in obtaining building permits, …

Akemi Johnson (2020-11-09). Daisy's Story: Filipina Migrants and Other Women in the Shadow of the U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa. asia-pacificresearch.com

WSWS (2020-11-09). Migrant friend to Julian Assange dies in UK's Belmarsh prison. wsws.org The suicide of Manoel Santos has drawn attention to the UK government's criminal practice of holding people facing deportation in prisons, even in maximum security institutions.

Lauren Smith (2020-11-09). End 2020 on a Humane Note: The International Community Calls for Human Rights Protections for Assange, Manning and Snowden. globalresearch.ca When governments don't abide by the law, it is imperative that the international community hold those governments to account. Let's be reminded that during World War II, the

Seiji Yamada (2020-11-09). On Howard Waitzkin's Rinky-Dink Revolution. counterpunch.org When I was in college, I took a class in medical anthropology. One of our readings was an analysis of the U.S. health care system from a Marxist perspective by a physician sociologist, Howard Waitzkin. As a pre-med, I found this of more relevance than trying to wade through Marx's polemics from, say, the Rheinische

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-09). Biden Will Have The Most Diverse, Intersectional Cabinet Of Mass Murderers Ever Assembled. thealtworld.com It's been A

Alan MacLeod (2020-11-09). In Blow to Online Privacy EU Seizes on Vienna Attack to Enact Long-Desired Ban on Encryption. thealtworld.com If the EU is successful, users will no longer enjoy protection from the prying eyes of government and criminals on popular messaging apps like WhatsApp and Signal. | MPN— The European Union is rushing through new legislation to get rid of end to end digital encryption. This would mean the end of privacy for users of popular messaging apps like WhatsApp and Signal. | opean Council

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-11-09). Australia Enters the Race for Digital Currency. asia-pacificresearch.com

CP Editor (2020-11-09). David Graeber on the Extreme 'Centre'. counterpunch.org

MEE staff (2020-11-09). US urged to stop drone sales to UAE over civilian deaths in Yemen and Libya. middleeasteye.net US urged to stop drone sales to UAE over civilian deaths in Yemen and Libya | Amnesty International warns that Washington would be culpable for rising civilian death toll in both countries | Mon, 11/09/2020 – 18: 14 | The armed MQ-9B drones will be equipped with maritime radar and could be delivered in 2024 (Reuters/File photo) | Amnesty International has called on the United States to stop the sale of 18 soph…

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-09). The Task of 'Sleepy Joe' is to Put Liberal America Right Back to Sleep. counterpunch.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

Staff (2020-11-09). Big Oil loses out on Election Day and other climate crisis wins, explained. therealnews.com Climate, environment, and energy issues were on the ballot as referenda in states nationwide—and corporations suffered losses in unexpected places, including Louisiana and Florida.

Don Fitz (2020-11-09). How Do Medical Students Get More Experience in the US than Cuba? counterpunch.org What It Has To Do with Inequality 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

Eds. (2020-11-09). The contours of resistance beyond the election. mronline.org No matter which party wins the White House on November 3, one thing is certain: The objective crisis of the system will force the winning political party to be guided by a logic that concludes domestic repression and warmongering abroad are necessary.

Sophie Haigney (2020-11-09). Celia Paul Sits for Her Own Portrait. thenation.com | The painter's memoir Self-Portrait is a revelation.

CounterPunch News Service (2020-11-09). Coalition Launches Challenge to Federal Wolf Delisting. counterpunch.org Environmental groups point to lack of scientific evidence showing wolf recovery On November 6th a coalition of Western wolf advocates filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, launching a challenge of the Trump administration's decision to prematurely strip gray wolves of federal protections in the contiguous 48 states, in violation of the

Eds. (2020-11-09). Evo Morales' sarcasm: "If there was fraud, Donald Trump should go to OAS's Luis Almagro" mronline.org In one of his last interviews before traveling to Bolivia—the return to his homeland is scheduled for November 9—Evo Morales stated his opinion on the United States elections, where there is still no confirmation on who will be the next president.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-09). Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca take office in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org Luis Arce of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) was sworn in as the president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia on November 8. The same day, David Choquehuanca also took office as the vice president of the Latin American country. Their inauguration marked the return of democracy in Bolivia almost a year after the coup d'état of November 2019. The The president of the senate, Andrónico Rodrígue…

MEE staff (2020-11-09). Israel to begin excavation for controversial Jerusalem cable car. middleeasteye.net Israel to begin excavation for controversial Jerusalem cable car | The construction will uproot trees on Mount Zion and displace any water, sewage and telecom infrastructure in the way | Mon, 11/09/2020 – 14: 55 | An Israeli project to build a cable car in occupied East Jerusalem has been approved to ferry visitors from western Jerusalem to the Western Wall, despite outcry from Palestinians (AFP) | Israeli aut…

Colin Todhunter (2020-11-09). Own Nothing and Be Happy: Being Human in 2030. dissidentvoice.org The World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting at the end of January in Davos, Switzerland, brings together international business and political leaders, economists and other high-profile individuals to discuss global issues. Driven by the vision of its influential CEO Klaus Schwab, the WEF is the main driving force for the dystopian 'great reset', a tectonic …

Liberation Staff (2020-11-09). Brookline Educators Association demands changes to MOA: 'We're safer at six feet'. liberationnews.org The BEA organized the rally to demand that the district include six feet of separation language into the MOA and to protest what they called "nasty" letters from the Superintendent, which threatened educators who engage in work action with docked pay. Brookline educator Eric Coburn told Liberation News, "We're out here because the School Committee is out of touch… This is part of a broader struggle."

Nadda Osman (2020-11-09). Iraq closing displacement camps and leaving thousands homeless. middleeasteye.net Iraq closing displacement camps and leaving thousands homeless | Up to 100,000 people could be forced to find new accommodation despite vulnerabilities, food insecurity and the raging pandemic | Mon, 11/09/2020 – 15: 11 | Displaced Iraqis have been forced out of camps making them even more vulnerable (AFP) | Authorities in Iraq have closed a number of displacement camps with little or no notice to reside…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-09). Islamic State attack on tribal forces west of Baghdad leaves 11 dead. middleeasteye.net Islamic State attack on tribal forces west of Baghdad leaves 11 dead | Despite losing territory, IS sleeper cells continue sporadic attacks on Iraqi forces | Mon, 11/09/2020 – 08: 03 | Iraq's rapid response forces storm a house in the Tarmiyah district, north of Baghdad, searching for wanted Islamic State group suspects on 21 July 2019 (AFP) | Eleven people were killed late Sunday after an…

Dean Baker (2020-11-09). Labor Market Rebounds, But Can It Survive Rising Infection Rates? counterpunch.org The number of multiple job holders stands at 17.8 percent below its year-ago level. The labor market continued to rebound from the spring shutdown, adding 638,000 jobs. The unemployment rate fell another percentage point to 6.9 percent. This still leaves the number of jobs 6.6 percent below the February level. The jobs gains were broadly

news.un (2020-11-09). 'Super typhoon' Goni: UN, partners seek $45 million in immediate relief for affected populations. news.un.org The United Nations and humanitarian partners in the Philippines launched, on Monday, a response plan for $45.5 million to bring life-saving assistance and protection to hundreds of thousands of people affected by Typhoon Goni.

news.un (2020-11-09). 'Super typhoon' Goni: UN, partners seek $45 million in immediate relief. news.un.org The United Nations and humanitarian partners in the Philippines launched, on Monday, a response plan for $45.5 million to bring life-saving assistance and protection to hundreds of thousands of people affected by Typhoon Goni.

Brett Wilkins (2020-11-09). Rep. Ilhan Omar Condemns Israeli 'Ethnic Cleansing' After IDF Destruction of Palestinian Hamlet. zcomm.org Dozens of Bedouins—including 41 children—were left homeless after occupation troops bulldozed their community to the ground on Tuesday…

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-09). Banana Republic USA. Dirty Politics and Rigged Elections: Evidence of Fraud in Swing States. globalresearch.ca Time and again throughout US history since the early 19th century, elections were stolen, not won — at the federal, state, and local levels. | My own city of Chicago is notorious for dirty politics, rigged elections a longstanding tradition, things …

Norman Solomon (2020-11-09). Progressive Message to Joe Biden. indybay.org Don't You Dare "Cooperate" With Mitch McConnell…

WSWS (2020-11-09). SEP (Sri Lanka) outlines socialist alternative to pandemic and authoritarianism. wsws.org The speakers stressed that the crisis in Sri Lanka and internationally could only be resolved through the independent political mobilisation of the working class=.

commondreams (2020-11-09). The Elders Hope for a Sea-Change in Us Engagement on Global Challenges. commondreams.org ______________________________…

_____ (2020-11-09). The Bush/Cheney Administration Was Far Worse Than Trump. popularresistance.org That the liberal belief in and fear of a Trump-led fascist dictatorship and violent coup is actually a fantasy — a longing, a desire, a craving — has long been obvious. | The Democrats' own actions proved that they never believed their own melodramatic and self-glorifying rhetoric about Trump as The New Hitler — from their leaders joining with the GOP to increase The Fascist Dictator's domestic spying powers and military spending to their (correct) belief that the way to oust The Neo-Nazi Tyrant was through a peaceful and lawfully conducted democratic election in which vote totals and, if necess…

_____ (2020-11-09). Britain, Brexit and Boris Johnson — So Yesterday. truepublica.org.uk Boris Johnson is now a toxic brand. Not only is there an ever emergent faction in the Tory party wanting to pin any negotiating failures for Brexit on him, but the general public no longer back him on it either. In desperation, Boris Johnson has changed his rhetorical tune — a trade, security and fisheries …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-09). Algerian court reduces journalist Abdelkarim Zeghileche's prison sentence to one year. peoplesdispatch.org Zeghileche's reduced one-year sentence includes a six-month jail term. Since he has already been in pre-trial detention since June 23, he is expected to be released in December…

Monique Ryser (2020-11-09). Big Pharma profits at any price. indybay.org There is no shortage of money: the EU is at the same time providing immense sums of money to prevent further people fleeing from the theaters of war, including European states, from entering the country. The budget for the refugee defense agency Frontex alone has more than tripled between 2015 and 2020 – from 140 million to 460 million euros. Wars since 2001 have produced 37 mill refugees…

Aaron Kesel (2020-11-09). Information War? Internet Archive to Rewrite History with Alerts for Sites that Have Been Fact Checked. globalresearch.ca According to an Archive.org This also includes "dead" web pages that were archived. The Internet Archive has started …

WSWS (2020-11-09). This week in history: November 9-15. wsws.org 25 years ago: Nigerian junta hangs nine oppositionistsOn November 10, 1995, nine members of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) were executed by the Nigerian military dictatorship of General Sani Abacha.

Ian S. Thompson (2020-11-09). Securing Tenants' Right to Counsel is Critical to Fighting Mass Evictions. aclu.org On election night, voters in Boulder, Colorado delivered a critical win in the fight for housing justice. By a margin of 59-41 percent, voters passed

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-09). UAE-Italy foreign ministers confer on Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — Italy's foreign minister visited the UAE on Monday for high-level bilateral talks on regional developments, including Iran, Libya, and the eastern Mediterranean.

WSWS (2020-11-09). The deliberate sabotage of online learning in the US. wsws.org The underfunded and chaotic implementation of online learning is being used to force students back into unsafe classrooms.

Sierra Club (2020-11-09). Thursday 11/12: Where We Go From Here: All In For Climate & Equitable Communities w/ Sierra Club. indybay.org Online via livestream…

commondreams (2020-11-09). United Nations Review Will Bring U.S. Human Rights Abuses to Light. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Matt Sedlar (2020-11-09). Congressional Letter to FBI Director Wray on the need to Protect Voters and the Franchise in the 2020 Election. cepr.net November 2, 2020 The Honorable Christopher Wray Director Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001 Dear Director Wray, We write as members of the House of Representatives because of our oversight responsibilities to ensure that the enforcement of the laws of this country protect our free and fair elections. Tens …

Colin Todhunter (2020-11-09). Dystopian "Great Reset": "Own Nothing and Be Happy", Being Human in 2030. globalresearch.ca The World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting at the end of January in Davos, Switzerland, brings together international business and political leaders, economists and other high-profile individuals to discuss global issues. Driven by the vision of its influential CEO Klaus …

David Opdyke, Lawrence Weschler (2020-11-09). An Epic Mural Prophesies Large-Scale Climate Destruction. thenation.com An Epic Mural Prophesies Large-Scale Climate Destruction…

WSWS (2020-11-09). Lincoln, the Dakota 38 and the racialist falsification of history. wsws.org The WSWS condemns the destruction of the monument to Abraham Lincoln in Portland, Oregon last month and rejects the false narrative put forward by the petty bourgeois promoters of identity politics used to vilify him.

Steven Sahiounie (2020-11-09). Lebanon Economy is Sinking and Pulling Syria Down with Them. globalresearch.ca

Myles Hoenig (2020-11-09). The Queen of Diamonds is Waiting in the Wings. dissidentvoice.org The long wait and frankly, the long nightmare will soon be over. At least for the Trump page of American history. If the news is true that Jared Kushner is trying to talk him into conceding, and if successful, we won't have to worry much about what he might do to disrupt and interfere with …

Daniel Larison (2020-11-09). How Strategic Empathy Makes for Wiser Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca Anatol Lieven This kind of empathy has very valuable consequences for foreign policy. It makes for an accurate assessment of another state establishment's goals based on its own thoughts, rather than a …

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-11-09). 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.

Elijah Magnier (2020-11-09). Is the division of Lebanon a realistic possibility? thealtworld.com On the ninth of May 2008, the American ambassador (who was at the time a Chargé d'Affaires) Michele J. Sison sent a letter to her superiors and other US security offices relative to her meeting with the Lebanese Christian leader of the "Lebanese Forces" (FL) Samir Geagea, leader of the "Lebanese Forces". Geagea had

Labor Video Project (2020-11-09). 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.

John Washington (2020-11-09). Cameroonian Asylum Seekers Say They Face Violent Persecution Upon Deportation. thenation.com Cameroonian Asylum Seekers Say They Face Violent Persecution Upon Deportation…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-09). Iran to strongly respond to any violation of its airspace. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — The Deputy Commander of Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Headquarter said that Iran will strongly respond to any violation of its airspace.

Steve Brown (2020-11-09). What Biden's Foreign Policy Might Look Like. globalresearch.ca Subsequent to the Captured State's nearly four-year setback in its attempt to shape the world to suit their Globalist-

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-09). Trump era ended by resisting against maximum pressure policy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) – Iranian First Vice President said that era of US's Trump ended with the adoption of strategy of resistance against maximum pressure policy.

Peter Boyle (2020-11-09). Nationwide protests against secret trial of Bernard Collaery and Witness K. greenleft.org.au Actions were held in several cites around Australia on November 9 to demand the immediate dropping of the prosecutions of East Timor oil espionage whistleblower Witness K and his lawyer, Bernard Collaery. Jim McIlroy reports.

William Manson (2020-11-09). An Epiphany of Senseless Cacophony? dissidentvoice.org An old friend of mine seems lately to have finally attained that hallowed state-of-being, that kingdom of quietude (or "quietus"), which can only be called Nirvana. Yet his struggle was a long one, frequently disrupted by outbreaks of…Noise. How did he overcome this spiritual pollution—once he had ultimately attained his Epiphany of Cacophony? Perhaps these …

Peter Greene (2020-11-09). Besty DeVos's 'Voucherland' Spells Disaster for Public Schools. progressive.org It's a place where private religious schools can get their hands on piles of public money and parents are left on their own.

Laura Gottesdiener (2020-11-09). The Children of Fallujah: The Medical Mystery at the Heart of the Iraq War. thenation.com The Children of Fallujah: The Medical Mystery at the Heart of the Iraq War…

Robert J. Burrowes (2020-11-09). Why Do People Believe Propaganda? Creating Submissively "Obedient Individuals" globalresearch.ca In his 1995 book The Demon-Haunted World Carl Sagan lamented as follows: | I have a foreboding of time when… awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even …

news.un (2020-11-09). Following peace deal, talks on Libya's political future begin. news.un.org Talks to draw up a blueprint for a new political era in Libya began in Tunisia on Monday, following a peace deal struck by Libya's warring sides last month.

John W. Whitehead (2020-11-09). End the Government's War on America's Military Veterans. globalresearch.ca " The 2020 pres…

WSWS (2020-11-09). Rebecca (2020) and Rebecca (1940): A new film version of the popular novel, and the old one. wsws.org The Netflix film is an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel of the same title, which was previously made into a film in 1940, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

_____ (2020-11-09). From Broken Britain to Broken Kingdom. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica Editor: Remember David Cameron in 2010 promising to fix 'Broken Britain'? He promised to call up a 5,000-strong army of full-time professional community organisers modelled on the American scheme which saw Barack Obama come to prominence in Chicago. His "big idea" for the 2010 general election was to create a "big society" in …

Emerson Sykes (2020-11-09). Putting Rap Lyrics on Trial is a Violation of Free Speech. aclu.org If song lyrics could be used as evidence in criminal trials, many of the most famous artists in history would be in serious trouble. Bob Marley sings "I Shot the Sheriff." The Talking Heads' biggest hit is "Psycho Killer." The opening lines to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" are "Mama, just killed a man." Fortunately for these artists,

Elijah Magnier (2020-11-09). La division du Liban est-elle une possibilité réaliste? thealtworld.com Le 9 mai 2008, l'ambassadrice américaine Michele J. Sison (qui était alors chargée d'affaires) a envoyé une lettre à ses supérieurs et à d'autres services de sécurité des USA à la suite de sa rencontre avec le dirigeant chrétien des Forces libanaises (FL) Samir Geagea. Ce dernier avait dit à Sison qu'il

Yumna Patel (2020-11-09). Under Cover of US Elections, Israel Wipes Entire Palestinian Community Off the Map. globalresearch.ca Israeli forces demolished the entire Bedouin community of Khirbet Humsah in the northern Jordan Valley, leaving 41 Palestinian children homeless just as winter storms spread through the West Bank. | *** | As the world was engulfed in the unfolding US elections …

Take to the Streets (2020-11-09). Protect the Results Rally at Embarcadero Plaza. indybay.org At a rally on November 4th 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!

KPFA Saturday Evening News (2020-11-09). Venezuelan National Assembly Elections Coming in December. indybay.org Venezuela's elections for its National Assembly are coming up in December.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-09). 'We Need a #PeoplesVaccine': After Hopeful Findings From Pfizer, Campaigners Demand Suspension of Patents. commondreams.org "This is a race against time and we cannot allow the pursuit of profit to triumph over human need," said Heidi Chow of Global Justice Now. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Serge Halimi (2020-11-09). 'No change for thirty years'. zcomm.org The familiar whiff of the 'clash of civilisations' is back…

William Astore (2020-11-09). Reclaiming American Idealism. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-09). US hurtling toward constitutional crisis: Steve Bannon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon says the US is "hurtling toward a —Åonstitutional —Årisis".

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-11-09). Thursday 11/12: "Bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante": Virtual Screening & Talk w/ Filmmaker Matt Kelly. indybay.org Online screening & discussion…

Staff (2020-11-09). California Law Is Step Forward But Fails to Guarantee Safety for Trans Prisoners. truthout.org Syiaah Skylit has been imprisoned in California since 2015. Despite multiple requests to be placed in a women's prison, Skylit, a Black trans woman, has always been incarcerated in the state's men's prisons. There, she has

WSWS (2020-11-09). Australian bushfire report aids government whitewash on climate change and lack of resources. wsws.org First and foremost, the inquiry report holds no one, least of all the government, responsible for the catastrophe.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-09). Donald Trump fires Pentagon Chief Mark Esper. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — Donald Trump axes Pentagon Chief Mark Esper and replaces him with NCTC Director Christopher C. Miller.

Eoin Higgins (2020-11-09). Could Elizabeth Warren Be the Next Treasury Secretary? thenation.com Could Elizabeth Warren Be the Next Treasury Secretary?

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-09). Iran, Uzbekistan stress on reducing violence in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) —Islamic Republic of Iran and Uzbekistan stressed the need to reduce violence and establish a ceasefire as an important step in alleviating the suffering of Afghan people.

teleSUR (2020-11-09). Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia One Year After the Coup. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former president Evo Morales Monday will pass through the Quiaca-Villazon border crossing to return to his homeland after a year in exile in Argentina. | RELATED: | "Today is an important day in my life. Returning to my homeland, which I love so much, fills me with joy," Morales tweeted. | In a 'Great Popular Caravan,' the former president will travel over 1,100 kilometers by land as he travels through three Bol…

Jasmine Norden (2020-11-09). Gordon Brown's praise of Joe Biden is no surprise given their bloody history. thecanary.co Gordon Brown has Discussing Biden on Radio 4, Brown said there could be a trade deal between the US and UK in the long-term. He went on to discuss Biden cooperating internationally as he works on security, the environment and health. | Brown said: Joe Biden has always been a great friend of Great Britain. | I think he wants to be a friend of Britain. I think he plans, from what I know, to…

Resistance SF (2020-11-09). Saturday 11/14: San Francisco: Abolish Ice, Close the Camps, & Free Them All Rally & March. indybay.org Union Square, between Geary, Powell, Post and Stockton Streets in downtown San Francisco, California | NOTE: Masks & Social Distancing…

David Rosen (2020-11-09). How the U.S. Became an Inferior Communication Nation. progressive.org The Republican-controlled FCC has not only removed nearly all regulations but is allowing private companies to take over state utility wired networks.

commondreams (2020-11-09). 'Move the Money': Civil Society Groups Call on Public Banks to Support People and the Planet. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Elana Rabinowitz (2020-11-09). After the Election, We Need Empathy. progressive.org We can't ignore other points of view simply because they are not in alignment with our own.

WSWS (2020-11-09). Former Mexican military chief pleads not guilty to US drug trafficking charges. wsws.org The Cienfuegos case has sent shockwaves through the Mexican ruling elite, while raising suspicions about the roles played by the López Obrador government and Washington.

news.un (2020-11-09). UN chief stresses need for greater speed to achieve carbon neutrality. news.un.org Although more Governments and businesses are committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the world is still falling far short of that goal, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday in his latest push for a cleaner, greener future.

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-11-09). Large "Count the Votes" and Labor Rally in San Francisco. indybay.org Multi sided rally and march on day of Biden victory November 7, 2020.

DARIN (2020-11-09). 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 (2020-11-09). Protesters in Thailand attacked by police as they try to submit a petition to the king. peoplesdispatch.org Water canons and a blockade met the protesters who sought to petition the King, calling for reforms and return to democracy. Protests have been going on in Thailand for months against the military junta and seeking reduction of royal power…

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-09). The UK Equalities Commission's Labour Antisemitism Report Is the Real 'Political Interference'. commondreams.org Neither Jewish leadership groups nor the corporate media have an interest in highlighting the embarrassing fact that the commission's findings exposed their campaign against Corbyn as misinformation. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The United Front Against Displacement (2020-11-09). Monday 11/16: Hey Fred! Keep Your Hands Off of The Town!! indybay.org Officers of Game Changer, LLC., 750 Battery St., San Francisco…

_____ (2020-11-09). Rep. Meeks' Ties To Colombian Paramilitaries Exposed. popularresistance.org Rep. Gre ≠go ≠ry Meeks (D‚ÄëN.Y.), the estab ≠lish ≠ment favorite to replace out ≠go ≠ing Rep. Eliot Engel (D‚ÄëN.Y.) as chair of the pow ≠er ≠ful House For ≠eign Affairs Com ≠mit ≠tee, is known for his fierce sup ≠port of "free trade" deals around the world. He didn't just vote in favor of agree ≠ments like the Cen ≠tral Amer ≠i ≠ca Free Trade Agree ≠ment or the pro ≠posed Trans-Pacif ≠ic Part ≠ner ≠ship, but active ≠ly lob ≠bied for them, and has spo ≠ken repeat ≠ed ≠ly and con &ne…

Myles Hoenig (2020-11-09). Queen of Diamonds Waiting in the Wings. counterpunch.org The long wait and frankly, the long nightmare will soon be over. At least for the Trump page of American history. If the news is true that Jared Kushner is trying to talk him into conceding, and if successful, we won't have to worry much about what he might do to disrupt and interfere with

news.un (2020-11-09). Cote d'Ivoire: 'Tone down the hateful rhetoric', find peaceful solutions — UN rights chief. news.un.org Continuing violence in the wake of elections in Cote d'Ivoire's presidential elections held on 31 October, prompted the UN human rights chief on Monday to call for a peaceful solution, saying it was in "nobody's interests to fuel the threat of increasing political instability".

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-09). Japanese scholar's 'Heart of Iranians' reprinted for 2nd time. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — "The Heart of the Iranians", a book written by the prominent Japanese Iranologist Emiko Okada has been reprinted by a Japanese publication for the second time.

Third World Network (2020-11-09). GM Canola Persists 20 Years after Field Trials Ended in Tasmania. globalresearch.ca Australia accounts for 0.4% of the world's GM agriculture hectares. Its island state of Tasmania is however marketed as 'clean and green', and sometimes as 'clean and green and smart'. Tasmania has maintained a GM Moratorium since 2001, and has …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-09). Romanian Filmfest to host Iranian animation "Crab" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — Iranian animation 'Crab' directed by Shiva Sadegh Amini, will be screened at the 15th International Animated Film Festival in Romania.

Nicolas J S Davies (2020-11-09). Will the Biden Administration be Warmongers or Peacemakers? progressive.org Biden's cabinet appointments will be an early test of his promise to make diplomacy the premier tool of American foreign policy.

Louise Melling (2020-11-09). The Affordable Care Act — and With It, Our Civil Rights — Are Under Attack. aclu.org Ask a dozen civil rights lawyers to name the great civil rights laws of the last 100 years, and you'll get a dozen answers. Some might name the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the landmark law which ended segregation in public places and barred discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, or national origin at work and in other public places. Others might point to the Fair Housing Act, which took aim at dismantling entrenched residential segregation and fighting housing discrimination. Still others might highlight the Americans with Disabilities Act, which paved the way for a more accessible world., ,…

Don Fitz (2020-11-09). Gun Shot Wounds: Experience of Medical Students, US versus Cuba. globalresearch.ca 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 …

The Global Research Team (2020-11-09). Global Research: Exposing Political Spin and Media Manipulation. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | Global Research doesn't shy away from exposing political spin and media manipulation; we confront these head on through in-depth, independent coverage of global events by journalists, scholars and scientists all over the world. | Our commitment has always been …

WSWS (2020-11-09). Armed conflict in Tigray threatens break up of Ethiopia. wsws.org Despite Abiy's promise to end ethnic discrimination, ethnic violence has increased, with some 1.7 million internally displaced people living in camps as the danger grows of still bloodier ethnic violence.

Celebrating and Reinvigorating (2020-11-09). Mighty Messages From a Small Plaza in San Rafael. indybay.org We won!

Dr. Hisako Sakiyama (2020-11-09). Health Effects of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. globalresearch.ca Introduction | Hisako Sakiyama has a PhD in Medicine and is a Member of the Takagi School of Alternative Scientists, a Japanese NGO established in 1998 to study the environment, nuclear issues, human rights, and other issues in modern society from …

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2020-11-09). Big Telecom 5G Networks: The Devious Art of Camouflaging Its Dangerous 5G Telecommunication Towers. globalresearch.ca For much more on the dangers of 5G, go to my March 10, 2020 Duty to Warn column "5G networks will become the connecting digital tissue for drones, autonomous vehicles, blockchains, the "internet of …

commondreams (2020-11-09). Stand Up America Celebrates Colorado Voters Approving National Popular Vote, Urges Other States To Join Compact. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-11-09). TD is Latest Financial Institution to Pledge Net-Zero Emissions by 2050. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-09). Biden Urged to Be #ClimatePresident by Taking These 10 'Game-Changing' Steps in First 10 Days in Office. commondreams.org A coalition of more than a dozen climate action groups are calling on Joe Biden to take every possible step he can to help solve the planetary emergency without the approval of Congress. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-11-09). Blockchains: Building Blocks Of A Post-Capitalist Future? popularresistance.org On a small boat off the coast of Thailand fishermen take stock of their haul for the day. They whip out a phone, open an app and record essential information regarding the amount of fish caught, the location, the time and under what conditions. This is uploaded to a database with similar information from other fishermen; the fish itself is packaged with a tag linked to all the sourcing information. | The fishermen are credited with a cryptocurrency called Fishcoin, which they can redeem for costly data from their local phone service provider.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-11-09). Mèxico: Expresidentes ladrones y asesinos. indybay.org Mèxico: | Expresidentes ladrones y asesinos…

commondreams (2020-11-09). Trump's Defeat Is Not the End of Chlorinated Chicken, Say Trade Campaigners. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Joel S. Hirschhhorn (2020-11-09). Dr. Fauci Versus Frontline Doctors and Science: "Pandemic Malpractice" globalresearch.ca Americans suffer and die unnecessarily in this pandemic. Frontline doctors are ready and willing to use an effective at home/outpatient remedy. But they are being blocked because their medical freedom has been squashed. Dr. Anthony Fauci has ensured that the …

Ruth Conniff (2020-11-09). Progressives Savor Historic Election. progressive.org After four long years, we've finally made it to the other side.

Thomas Magstadt (2020-11-09). An open letter to a lame (Donald) duck. nationofchange.org You're fired!

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…

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 …

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 …

sputniknews (2020-11-08). 'Trump Is Gone, We And Our Neighbors Are Staying': Iran's Zarif Calls for Dialogue to End Tensions. sputniknews.com On Saturday, the Democratic candidate for the US presidency, Joe Biden, was projected to win the election, outperforming Donald Trump in both the popular and electoral vote. Foreign leaders have congratulated the projected winner, highlighting their readiness to work with Biden for the common good.

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…

Pete Dolack (2020-11-08). Don't Let Up: Fascism isn't Dead Yet. counterpunch.org 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

teleSUR (2020-11-08). Arce Promises To Rebuild Bolivia After Assuming the Presidency. telesurenglish.net In his first speech as president, Arce criticized the management of the de facto government, which destroyed Bolivia's economy. | The new president of Bolivia also promised to rebuild the South American country, after the de facto government during a year of administration destroyed the economy and its democracy. | "In one year, all the conquests of the Bolivian people were reversed", President Arce's diagnosed, in overviewing the figures with which the de facto government left to the Bolivian State. | "The de facto government left an economy with figures that were not even seen in one of the worst crises that…

teleSUR (2020-11-08). Progressive Latin American Leaders React to Biden's Victory. telesurenglish.net The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, expressed on his Twitter account Saturday the willingness of the Bolivarian Government to dialogue with the President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden. | The Venezuelan Head of State pointed out that the nation is willing to dialogue under the respect to the sovereignty and self-determination of the peoples: "Venezuela, the Homeland of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, will always be willing to dialogue and understand with the people and the government of the United States," he added. | Likewise, he congratulated "the American people for the presidential elections. I…

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.

sputniknews (2020-11-08). Twitter Lashes Out at FLOTUS as She Tweets 'Every Legal Vote Should Be Counted'. sputniknews.com As the media, along with world leaders and global celebrities have begun referring to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as the "president-elect", the Trump campaign has been insisting that the election was rigged and demanded that what they describe as only the "legal" votes be counted.

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…

teleSUR (2020-11-08). US Reports Fourth Consecutive Daily COVID-19 Record. telesurenglish.net The United States reported its fourth consecutive daily COVID-19 record on Sunday, recording nearly 130,000 new cases from Saturday alone. | According to John Hopkins University, 127,399 new cases were recorded across the United States on Saturday, bringing the total number of infected patients to nearly 9.9 million. More than 1,000 deaths were also recorded, bringing the national total to nearly 237,000. | RELATED: |

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.

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 …

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

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.

RT (2020-11-08). UK bans Danish ships, planes & trucks from entry, tightening restrictions over mutated mink coronavirus. rt.com The UK, which earlier banned all visitors from Demark, has now restricted access to planes, ships, and trucks coming from the country, where a new mutated strain of the coronavirus has been discovered. | From Sunday, all planes and ships coming from Denmark are forbidden from landing and docking in the UK. The same goes for trucks whose drivers have visited the Scandinavian country in the past two weeks. British lorry drivers are required to quarantine for 14 days if their route recently passed through Denmark. | "Given the significant unknowns regarding the new mutation of Covid-19 originating in Denmark, we…

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…

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…

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). 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…

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.

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 …

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, …

_____ (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.

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…

_____ (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…

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…

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

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

RT (2020-11-08). Two magic words rouse teen from 62-day coma… 'chicken fillet'. rt.com The family of an 18-year-old who was in a coma for over two months were beginning to lose hope, when the teenager miraculously woke up after his brother mentioned his favourite food: chicken fillets. | The teen from northwestern Taiwan fell into the coma after being involved in a serious accident while riding his scooter. He suffered a range of life-threatening injuries, including serious bleeding in several internal organs. | In the aftermath of the horrific accident, doctors were able to stabilize his condition and save his life, but he fell into a deep coma, Taiwan News reported. | A nurse said the teen, re…

RT (2020-11-08). Arab world's first space mission to Mars will reach Red Planet's orbit in February, ruler of Dubai confirms. rt.com The United Arab Emirates' martian probe 'Hope' — the Arab nation's first interplanetary mission — is scheduled to reach the Red Planet in February, the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has announced. | The probe, which was launched on July 19, has since covered 290 million kilometers through space, Sheikh Mohammed, who is also the UAE's vice-president and prime minister, said on Twitter. | The operations team has been making another change to the craft's course and it's expected to reach Mars at 7: 42pm on February 9, 2021, which will become "a great day for us, and all Arabs,"

RT (2020-11-08). Nobel prize winner up to no good? Ethiopia's PM reshuffles key officials as 'rebel'region vows to fight until govt ready to talk. rt.com Ethiopia's PM has unexpectedly replaced key officials, as the offensive against his country's northern Tigray region gains momentum. The region's leadership, in turn, said it will fight until central government negotiates. | The abrupt reshuffle was announced by PM Abiy Ahmed on Sunday, when he replaced his army chief, the head of intelligence and the foreign minister. Abiy did not give any reasons for the change, which came amid the ongoing five-day offensive against the Tigray region. | The operation against Tigray was launched earlier this week, the central government claiming it was needed "to restore the…

Ragip Soylu (2020-11-08). Turkey's finance minister resigns after Erdogan replaces central bank governor. middleeasteye.net Turkey's finance minister resigns after Erdogan replaces central bank governor | President Erdogan's decision to replace the central bank governor without Berat Albayrak's 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 re…

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.

Gordon Duff (2020-11-08). Netanyahu Terrified: After hours of crying, writes Biden a 'Deeply Flawed Note'. thealtworld.com ◊ê◊ ◊ô ◊®◊ï◊¶◊î ◊ú◊§◊™◊ï◊ó ◊ë◊ë◊®◊õ◊ï◊™ ◊ú◊í◊≥◊ï ◊ë◊ô◊ô◊ì◊ü ◊ï◊ú◊ß◊û◊ú◊î ◊î◊ê◊®◊ô◊°. | ◊ô◊© ◊ú◊ô ◊ß◊©◊® ◊ê◊ô◊©◊ô ◊ê◊®◊ï&loz…

RT (2020-11-08). At least 11, including civilians, killed in reported ISIS attack on security post west of Baghdad — report. rt.com Five members of a tribal militia and six locals were reportedly killed in an attack on an outpost outside of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The assault was launched by the ISIS terrorist group, AFP reported, citing security sources. | The attack took place in the area of al-Radhwaniya late on Sunday, as militants attempted to take control of a monitoring outpost, overlooking the outskirts west of Baghdad, the agency reported. | Also on rt.com | | The militants descended on the tower in four vehicles, targeting…

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…

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…

RT (2020-11-08). Hellish planet has lava oceans, supersonic winds and scorching vaporized rock downpours. rt.com Imagine a world so hostile to life that it has bubbling lava oceans and it rains vaporized rock. That's exactly what researchers discovered in a distant galaxy and it could shed light on the formation of our own planet. | A team of researchers investigating the hellish exoplanet K2-141b say it is one of the most "extreme" worlds ever discovered. A fresh study of the planet found that its surface, oceans and atmosphere are all made of rocks in various different forms. It boasts 100km deep magma oceans, rock glaciers and even a vaporized rock atmosphere. | Just to top it all off, the bizarre world is also batter…

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.

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." …

Vanessa Beeley (2020-11-08). SND Live Sunday w/ Vanessa Beeley & Juan Passarelli. thealtworld.com Welcome back to another wide-ranging and dangerous conversation on Slow News Day! Steve and Glory are joined by the incredible investigative journalist Vanessa Beeley and documentary filmmaker Juan Passarelli. We covered so much that you'll just have to watch!

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.

sputniknews (2020-11-08). Internet Mourns 'Jeopardy!' Star Alex Trebek's Death From Cancer. sputniknews.com Alex Trebek was a host of the long-running American television game show "Jeopardy!", created in 1964, in which contestants are given general knowledge clues and have to deliver the answer in the form of their own question.

2020-11-09: Social Media Postees

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A Modest Proposal: Resign Now
John Whitbeck | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-09
Now that it is finally clear, notwithstanding the manifest absurdity of the anti-democratic 18th century Electoral College system, the proliferation of desperate lawsuits and the standard recounts in very close state races, that President Trump has narrowly failed in his quest for re-election, many people are understandably worried about what a frustrated and bitter Trump…
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America in Transition: Two Things Donald Trump Can Do to Burnish His Legacy
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-09
This column assumes that Joe Biden has won the 2020 US presidential election. While that SEEMS like a safe assumption — it would take successful legal challenges in several states to change the outcome — it IS an assumption. I could be writing for naught. But if Joe Biden is locked in as the next…
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America in Transition: Two Things Donald Trump Can Do to Burnish His Legacy
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-09
This column assumes that Joe Biden has won the 2020 US presidential election. While that SEEMS like a safe assumption — it would take successful legal challenges in several states to change the outcome — it IS an assumption. I could be writing for naught. But if Joe Biden is locked in as the next…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/09/america-in-t…

Don't Fall for the Psyop! Biden's Not Officially the President-Elect, At Least Not Yet
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
A massive psyop was launched across the world after the Mainstream Media's "projection" that Biden will become the President-Elect deceived average folks and foreign governments alike into thinking that the US' contentious 2020 presidential election has finally concluded, but the …
globalresearch.ca/dont-fall-psyop-biden-…

As COVID-19 surges around the world, governments put profits ahead of lives
wsws.org | 2020-11-09
This weekend, the world hit 50 million reported cases of COVID-19 and deaths surpassed 1.25 million, as the Americas and Europe faced the worst stage of the pandemic to date.
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As COVID-19 surges around the world, governments put profits ahead of lives
wsws.org | 2020-11-09
This weekend, the world hit 50 million reported cases of COVID-19, and deaths surpassed 1.25 million, as the Americas and Europe faced the worst stage of the pandemic to date.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/09/pers…

Irish teachers vote to strike as infection rates spiral
wsws.org | 2020-11-09
Schools in the Republic of Ireland reopened last week after a two-week break, despite secondary teachers voting for strike action against dangerous working conditions if COVID-19 related safety measures were not put in place by October 30.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/09/irel…

Smoking Gun: Dr. Fauci States COVID Test Has Fatal Flaw; Confession from the "Beloved" Expert of Experts
Jon Rappoport | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
OK, here we go. Smoking gun. Jackpot. | Right from the horse's mouth. Right from the man we're told is the number-one COVID expert in the nation. What Fauci says is golden truth. | Well, how about THIS? | July 16, 2020, podcast, …
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The Other Global Health Crisis: Highly Hazardous Pesticides
Monica Piccinini | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
COVID-19 isn't the only global health crisis occurring right now. There is another crisis, propagated by a global industry, that is entirely man made. | The world's five largest agrochemical companies: Bayer, BASF, Sygenta, Corteva and FMC — members of Croplife …
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Occupation, separatism, 'red line for Iran': Envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-09
TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan said that occupation and separatism are red line for the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Egypt: Biden's victory may spell trouble for Trump's 'favourite dictator' Sisi
MEE correspondent | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-09
Egypt: Biden's victory may spell trouble for Trump's 'favourite dictator' Sisi | The Egyptian president was quick to congratulate Biden, though the president-elect's rhetoric on human rights and political prisoners spells conflict | MEE correspondent | Mon, 11/09/2020 – 10: 42 | Donald Trump meets with Egypt President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the White House in 2019 (Reuters) | While Egyptian President Abde…
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Biden Wins, Results Disputed, Hard Rain's Gonna Fall
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-09
The venerable 230-year-old Constitution and Electoral College of the United States have performed their once-every-four-years miracle yet again: They have produced the worst outcome of all possible worlds. | As I write this, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is teetering on the brink of winning the 2020 U.S. presidential election with clear majorities in both the Electoral College and the popular vote — as I predicted would be the case. | However, for the third time in a mere 20 years, that outcome was reached in such a convoluted, contentious and highly dubious way that it will leave the American…
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Sue Bolton re-elected to Moreland council for a third term
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-09
Socialist Alliance councillor Sue Bolton is happy to be able to continue working on unfinished community projects, after being reelected for a third term in the north east ward of Moreland City Council, reports Chloe de Silva.
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Four socialists elected to Melbourne councils
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-09
There has been a surge of support for socialist candidates in the Victorian local councils elections, with four socialists elected to three councils, reports Jacob Andrewartha.
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Well-known socialist Sue Bolton re-elected to Moreland council
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-09
Socialist Alliance councillor Sue Bolton is happy to be able to continue working on unfinished community projects, after being reelected for a third term in the north east ward of Moreland City Council, reports Chloe de Silva.
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Disseminating Preliminary, Incomplete COVID-19 Vaccine Study Results by Press Release Represents Bad Science
commondreams.org | 2020-11-09
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Suspend Patents on Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine, Say Campaigners
commondreams.org | 2020-11-09
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The End of Trump? Biden & Harris Claim Victory in Historic Election, Vowing to Heal Divided Nation
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-09
The Trump presidency is coming to an end. Former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to have won the election after pulling ahead in Pennsylvania, giving him more than the 270 electoral votes needed to become president. Biden's running mate Kamala Harris will make history as the first female vice president, as well as the first African American, Indian American and Asian American elected to the office. Although President Trump has so far refused to concede as his campaign files a slew of lawsuits challenging the results in several states, plans are already underway to shape the next administration and prepare f…
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SEIU brings personal stories to High Court to defend the ACA
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-09
WASHINGTON–If the U.S. Supreme Court's right-wing Republican majority kills the 10-year-old Affordable Care Act, Service Employees Local 503 member Cammie Hering of Portland, Ore., won't be able to afford health insurance. At that, even with "relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis" that could eventually disable her, Hering, a personal support worker who earns $15.50 an hour, might be …
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Joe Biden's Love Affair With Israel Will Pick Up Where It Left Off
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-09
With Donald Trump still disputing his loss of the US presidential election, there has been a lot of attention to which foreign leaders congratulated the winners after the race was called on Saturday. | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his time, waiting until well after other world leaders had recognized Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the victors. | But finally, on Sunday, Netanyahu joined the club. | "Joe, we've had a long and warm personal relationship for nearly 40 years, and I know you as a great friend of Israel," Netanyahu wrote in a tweet addressing President-elect Biden and Vice President-ele…
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Biden's Victory: A Eunuch Presidency Beckons
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-09
Whatever was set to happen on November 3, President Donald J. Trump would not lose. Falling in that establishment firebreak against democracy known as the Electoral College would not erase, let alone repudiate him. His now victorious opponent, far from convincing, strengthened by only one fact — not being Trump — remains a projection of …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/bidens-victor…

Biden's Victory: A Eunuch Presidency Beckons
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
Whatever was set to happen on November 3, President Donald J. Trump would not lose. Falling in that establishment firebreak against democracy known as the Electoral College would not erase, let alone repudiate him. His now victorious opponent, far from …
globalresearch.ca/biden-victory-eunuch-p…

How do the regions of England compare for Covid-19 case rates?
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-09
The number of new cases of Covid-19 continues to rise in most local areas of England.The overall trend masks some notable differences between the regions, however.Here is an overview of the latest case rates in each region of England, including the areas with the highest and lowest numbers.In all instances, the figures are for the week ending November 4 and have been calculated by PA using data published by Public Health England.– North-west EnglandThe highest rates of new cases of Covid-19 continue to be in north-west England.Oldham is top of the list, with 779.4 cases per 100,000 people, up from the previo…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/11/09/how-do-the-re…

Challenges For Social Movements Now That Trump Has Been Defeated
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-09
Change doesn't come from the top, especially within a manipulated 'democracy' as exists in the United States. When social transformation occurs, it follows years of educating, organizing and mobilizing at the grassroots. Elected leaders who represent that transformation ride on a wave created by social movements, not the other way around. | As many people around the country and the world celebrate the media's announcement of the defeat of President Trump, those who advocate for transformational changes in the political, economic, legal and social systems are talking and writing about the challenges…
popularresistance.org/challenges-for-soc…

'Terminated': Mark Esper fired as Pentagon chief after contradicting Trump
Sheren Khalel | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-09
'Terminated': Mark Esper fired as Pentagon chief after contradicting Trump | Appointed last year, secretary of defence was close ally of outgoing US President Donald Trump until a series of policy moves put the two at odds | Sheren Khalel | Mon, 11/09/2020 – 20: 07 | US Defence Secretary Mark Esper speaks next to President Donald Trump after his swearing-in at the White House on 23 July (AFP/File photo) | US Presi…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/mark-esper-fi…

Cash-strapped UNRWA warns it cannot pay upcoming salaries
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-09
Cash-strapped UNRWA warns it cannot pay upcoming salaries | The UN agency for Palestinian refugees hopeful Biden will restore funds severed by Trump administration | MEE and agencies | Mon, 11/09/2020 – 14: 08 | Palestinian refugees receive aid distributed by UNRWA amid the Covid-19 outbreak at the United Nations centre in Gaza City (AFP) | The UN agency for Palestinian refugees has said it is confident that…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/palestine-unr…

San Franciscans Vote Overwhelmingly to Rein in Overpaid CEOs
Sarah Anderson | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-09
CEOs did not cause the pandemic. But they deserve a good deal of the blame for a model that shoveled profits up the corporate ladder, leaving lower-level employees financially insecure. When Covid-19 struck, it didn't take much to push millions of vulnerable workers over the edge. If we want to not only survive the pandemic…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/09/san-francisc…

Selected Articles: "Own Nothing and Be Happy", Being Human in 2030
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
Banana Republic USA. Dirty Politics and Rigged Elections: Evidence of Fraud in Swing States | By Stephen Lendman, November 09 2020 | Time and again throughout US history since the early 19th century, elections were stolen, not won…
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-own-…

We're about to find out how a status quo politician manages the end of the world
Wilson Belshaw | thecanary.co | 2020-11-09
Most people reading this can probably agree that Donald Trump being out of power is an optimal situation. I imagine many enjoyed seeing him lose, too — the protracted vote count making it like watching a hideous slug being salted one grain at a time.Of course, Trump being the worse candidate doesn't make Joe Biden a good one. The president-elect is a veteran of a Democratic establishment that exists largely to defend the status quo on behalf of its wealthy donors. This could be a problem for Biden, because like it or n…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/11/09/were-abo…

Independent UN experts decry COVID vaccine hoarding: 'No one is secure until all of us are'
news.un.org | 2020-11-09
The only way to fight the COVID-19 crisis is to make affordable vaccines available to everyone, independent UN human rights experts said on Monday, underscoring that in an interconnected and interdependent world, "no one is secure until all of us are secure".
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UN deputy chief conducts solidarity visit to West Africa and the Sahel
news.un.org | 2020-11-09
The UN Deputy Secretary-General is on a two-week solidarity visit to West Africa and the Sahel to underscore the Organization's support to countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

Hospitalization crisis across the US as coronavirus infections surge
wsws.org | 2020-11-09
The number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 is rising dramatically across the nation, with 43 states seeing a rise in cases.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/09/viru…

Illinois governor admits factories and other workplaces are center of COVID-19 outbreaks
wsws.org | 2020-11-09
The list of infected workplaces, which state officials have concealed from the public, includes those owned by Amazon, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Tyson Foods, UPS and other giant corporations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/09/illi…

New corona measures. We need "Sweden light," instead of "lockdown light"
Stephan-Andreas Casdorff & Sebastian Rushwort | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/08/1883828…

Fur Trades and Pandemics: Coronavirus and Denmark's Great Mink Massacre
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-09
"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 were registered on 216 mink farms on November 6. Not only had such infections been registered;…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/09/fur-trades-a…

German public service union ensures smooth operation of public transport despite resurgence of coronavirus pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-11-09
Last week, Verdi dropped its demand for a uniform nationwide contract and signed separate agreements in two German states.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/09/verd…

Coronavirus pandemic intensifies humanitarian disaster in Yemen
wsws.org | 2020-11-09
In war-torn Yemen the coronavirus pandemic is exhibiting its murderous potential. Doctors report a death rate of 20 to 30 percent among those infected.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/09/yeme…

Venezuela's Maduro Congratulates Biden, Offers to Improve Relations
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-11-09
The Venezuelan president also mocked Guaido for not backing Trump's claims to have won the US election.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15046

Jubilant celebrations outside Trump White House, nationwide after Biden/Harris victory
Common Dreams Staff | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-09
Massive gatherings took place in Washington, D.C. as well as across other cities and communities nationwide.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/09/jubilant-c…

Trump regime may try to sabotage Biden-Harris transition team
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
Biden-Harris Transition Team Ethics Plan:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/07/1883827…

Politics and flavoured tobacco: Arab Americans are relieved at Trump's defeat
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-09
Politics and flavoured tobacco: Arab Americans are relieved at Trump's defeat | While many Arab Americans may express happiness at Biden's election, their expectations vary for new administration | Ali Harb | Mon, 11/09/2020 – 00: 39 | Dearborn resident Joseph Ahmad says he is pleased that 'Trump's racism' did not prevail (MEE/Ali Harb) | It's a "beautiful thing" that US President Donald Trump will be gone, said Mohamad Als…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/politics-and-…

As próximas semanas podem ser o período de maior ameaàßa à Venezuela
Franklin Frederick | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
Trump ainda nà£o aceitou a derrota nas eleiàßàµes e sua permanência na Presidência dos EUA até a posse de Biden pode representar o período de maior ameàßa de intervenàßà£o armada na Venezuela, sobretudo antes do dia 6 de dezenbro próximo, …
globalresearch.ca/as-proximas-semanas-po…

How the Democrats Weaponized a Pandemic to Beat Donald Trump
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-09
The one question that continues to haunt political observers is 'How was Joe Biden, 77, able to get away with such a low-energy, low-carb campaign, in what has been described as the most consequential election in U.S. history?' Let's be so bold as to peek into the brain of this political genius who was somehow able to upset the 5D chess grandmaster of our times, Donald J. Trump. | As the Republican incumbent was flying non-stop to multiple rallies around the country in the days leading up to Nov. 3, Biden preferred to remain hunkered down in his basement, leaving for the occasional ice cream cone, or photo-op at…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/09/ho…

'That night's train' goes to China Intl. Children's FilmFest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-09
TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — Iranian film 'That night's train' directed by Hamidreza Ghotbi, will go on screen at the 15th edition of the China International Children's Film Festival (CICFF).
en.mehrnews.com/news/165701/That-night-s…

Growing divergence between China and 'Developing Asia'
C.P. Chandrasekhar | mronline.org | 2020-11-09
The past year has brought into sharp relief the significant differences between China and the rest of the world.
mronline.org/2020/11/09/growing-divergen…

Reclaiming American Idealism
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-09
By William Astore / introduction by Tom Engelhardt / Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch.com In fourth or fifth grade, I remember reading "Donald Duck Sees South America" and singing "Far Away Places." ("Far away places with strange sounding names, far away over the sea, those far away places with the strange sounding names are calling, calling me. Goin' to China or maybe Siam… | Source…
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Escalating the Demographic War: The Strategic Goal of Israeli Racism in Palestine
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2020-11-09
Israeli racism is not random but is the core of a sophisticated plan that aims at the political marginalization and economic strangulation of Israel's Palestinian Arab minority within a constitutional, thus 'legal', framework…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/escalating-the-dem…

Israel's 'Silent Transfer' of Palestinians Out of Palestine
Ibrahim Husseini | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
As more Arab countries normalise relations with Israel, it presses on with a policy of "silent transfer" — an intricate system that targets Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem with residency revocation, displacement through house demolitions, barriers in obtaining building permits, …
globalresearch.ca/israel-silent-transfer…

Banana Republic USA. Dirty Politics and Rigged Elections: Evidence of Fraud in Swing States
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
Time and again throughout US history since the early 19th century, elections were stolen, not won — at the federal, state, and local levels. | My own city of Chicago is notorious for dirty politics, rigged elections a longstanding tradition, things …
globalresearch.ca/banana-republic-usa-di…

The Life of Robert Fisk
Richard Falk — Daniel Falcone | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-09
Fisk took for granted his support for the Palestinian struggle, his disgust at the tactics of control relied upon by Israel, while condemning America's use of its geopolitical muscle contributed to the prolonged struggle of the Palestinians for breathing space in their own homeland.
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The Life of Robert Fisk
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-09
Richard FALK, Daniel FALCONE | In this interview, International Scholar Richard Falk provides his personal recollections of Robert Fisk. Falk explains how Fisk provided the world with well- informed perspectives that offered critical thinking and grim realities of the acute struggles stirring throughout the Middle East region. Falk comments on Fisk's "unsparing exposure of Israeli abusive policies and practices toward the Palestinian people" indicating that his "departure from the region left a journalistic gap that has not been filled." | Falk also discusses how the study, coverage and understanding of the Pales…
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The Life of Robert Fisk
Richard Falk — Daniel Falcone | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-09
Fisk took for granted his support for the Palestinian struggle, his disgust at the tactics of control relied upon by Israel, while condemning America's use of its geopolitical muscle contributed to the prolonged struggle of the Palestinians for breathing space in their own homeland.
counterpunch.org/2020/11/09/the-life-of-…

Migrant friend to Julian Assange dies in UK's Belmarsh prison
wsws.org | 2020-11-09
The suicide of Manoel Santos has drawn attention to the UK government's criminal practice of holding people facing deportation in prisons, even in maximum security institutions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/09/belm…

Daisy's Story: Filipina Migrants and Other Women in the Shadow of the U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa
Akemi Johnson | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-11-09
asia-pacificresearch.com/daisy-story-fil…

SEP (Sri Lanka) outlines socialist alternative to pandemic and authoritarianism
wsws.org | 2020-11-09
The speakers stressed that the crisis in Sri Lanka and internationally could only be resolved through the independent political mobilisation of the working class=.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/09/meet…

Progressive Message to Joe Biden
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
Don't You Dare "Cooperate" With Mitch McConnell…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/09/1883835…

Rep. Ilhan Omar Condemns Israeli 'Ethnic Cleansing' After IDF Destruction of Palestinian Hamlet
Brett Wilkins | zcomm.org | 2020-11-09
Dozens of Bedouins–including 41 children–were left homeless after occupation troops bulldozed their community to the ground on Tuesday…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/rep-ilhan-omar-con…

End 2020 on a Humane Note: The International Community Calls for Human Rights Protections for Assange, Manning and Snowden
Lauren Smith | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
When governments don't abide by the law, it is imperative that the international community hold those governments to account. Let's be reminded that during World War II, the United Nations was established as an assembly of nations with the unified …
globalresearch.ca/international-communit…

On Howard Waitzkin's Rinky-Dink Revolution
Seiji Yamada | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-09
When I was in college, I took a class in medical anthropology. One of our readings was an analysis of the U.S. health care system from a Marxist perspective by a physician sociologist, Howard Waitzkin. As a pre-med, I found this of more relevance than trying to wade through Marx's polemics from, say, the Rheinische…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/09/on-howard-wa…

'Super typhoon' Goni: UN, partners seek $45 million in immediate relief
news.un.org | 2020-11-09
The United Nations and humanitarian partners in the Philippines launched, on Monday, a response plan for $45.5 million to bring life-saving assistance and protection to hundreds of thousands of people affected by Typhoon Goni.
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'Super typhoon' Goni: UN, partners seek $45 million in immediate relief for affected populations
news.un.org | 2020-11-09
The United Nations and humanitarian partners in the Philippines launched, on Monday, a response plan for $45.5 million to bring life-saving assistance and protection to hundreds of thousands of people affected by Typhoon Goni.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

Australia Enters the Race for Digital Currency
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-11-09
asia-pacificresearch.com/australia-enter…

In Blow to Online Privacy EU Seizes on Vienna Attack to Enact Long-Desired Ban on Encryption
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-09
If the EU is successful, users will no longer enjoy protection from the prying eyes of government and criminals on popular messaging apps like WhatsApp and Signal. | MPN– The European Union is rushing through new legislation to get rid of end to end digital encryption. This would mean the end of privacy for users of popular messaging apps like WhatsApp and Signal. | opean Council draft resolution on encryption quietly published on Friday afternoon lays out the EU's Orwellian position i…
thealtworld.com/alan_macleod/in-blow-to-…

In Blow to Online Privacy EU Seizes on Vienna Attack to Enact Long-Desired Ban on Encryption
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-09
If the EU is successful, users will no longer enjoy protection from the prying eyes of government and criminals on popular messaging apps like WhatsApp and Signal.
mintpressnews.com/eu-seizes-on-vienna-at…

David Graeber on the Extreme 'Centre'
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-09
counterpunch.org/2020/11/09/david-graebe…

Mighty Messages From a Small Plaza in San Rafael
Celebrating and Reinvigorating | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
We won!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/08/1883830…

The Fight Continues! SF Bay Labor Rallies At Bridges Plaza/ Support Macy's IUOE39 Strike
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
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…

Big Oil loses out on Election Day and other climate crisis wins, explained
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-09
Climate, environment, and energy issues were on the ballot as referenda in states nationwide–and corporations suffered losses in unexpected places, including Louisiana and Florida.
therealnews.com/big-oil-loses-out-on-ele…

The deliberate sabotage of online learning in the US
wsws.org | 2020-11-09
The underfunded and chaotic implementation of online learning is being used to force students back into unsafe classrooms.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/09/onli…

Biden Urged to Be #ClimatePresident by Taking These 10 'Game-Changing' Steps in First 10 Days in Office
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-09
A coalition of more than a dozen climate action groups are calling on Joe Biden to take every possible step he can to help solve the planetary emergency without the approval of Congress. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/09/biden-u…

US urged to stop drone sales to UAE over civilian deaths in Yemen and Libya
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-09
US urged to stop drone sales to UAE over civilian deaths in Yemen and Libya | Amnesty International warns that Washington would be culpable for rising civilian death toll in both countries | MEE staff | Mon, 11/09/2020 – 18: 14 | The armed MQ-9B drones will be equipped with maritime radar and could be delivered in 2024 (Reuters/File photo) | Amnesty International has called on the United States to stop the sale of 18 soph…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/amnesty-deman…

Donald Trump in the Middle East: A Story of Big Winners and Bigger Losers
Oscar Rickett | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
On Sunday 21 May 2017, four months after he was inaugurated as US president, Donald Trump entered a darkened room at the Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There, Trump, with his wife Melania looking on, …
globalresearch.ca/donald-trump-middle-ea…

The Children of Fallujah: The Medical Mystery at the Heart of the Iraq War
Laura Gottesdiener | thenation.com | 2020-11-09
The Children of Fallujah: The Medical Mystery at the Heart of the Iraq War…
thenation.com/article/world/fallujah-ira…

US hurtling toward constitutional crisis: Steve Bannon
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-09
TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon says the US is "hurtling toward a –Åonstitutional –Årisis".
en.mehrnews.com/news/165712/US-hurtling-…

Islamic State attack on tribal forces west of Baghdad leaves 11 dead
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-09
Islamic State attack on tribal forces west of Baghdad leaves 11 dead | Despite losing territory, IS sleeper cells continue sporadic attacks on Iraqi forces | MEE and agencies | Mon, 11/09/2020 – 08: 03 | Iraq's rapid response forces storm a house in the Tarmiyah district, north of Baghdad, searching for wanted Islamic State group suspects on 21 July 2019 (AFP) | Eleven people were killed late Sunday after an…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/islamic-state…

Why Do People Believe Propaganda? Creating Submissively "Obedient Individuals"
Robert J. Burrowes | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
In his 1995 book The Demon-Haunted World Carl Sagan lamented as follows: | I have a foreboding of time when… awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even …
globalresearch.ca/why-do-most-people-bel…

Armed conflict in Tigray threatens break up of Ethiopia
wsws.org | 2020-11-09
Despite Abiy's promise to end ethnic discrimination, ethnic violence has increased, with some 1.7 million internally displaced people living in camps as the danger grows of still bloodier ethnic violence.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/09/ethi…

Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca take office in Bolivia
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-09
Luis Arce of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) was sworn in as the president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia on November 8. The same day, David Choquehuanca also took office as the vice president of the Latin American country. Their inauguration marked the return of democracy in Bolivia almost a year after the coup d'état of November 2019. The MAS presidential ticket won a landslide victory in the general elections of October 18. | The president of the senate, Andrónico Rodrígue…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/09/luis-arce…

Big Telecom 5G Networks: The Devious Art of Camouflaging Its Dangerous 5G Telecommunication Towers
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
For much more on the dangers of 5G, go to my March 10, 2020 Duty to Warn column here. Also check this out. | "5G networks will become the connecting digital tissue for drones, autonomous vehicles, blockchains, the "internet of | …
globalresearch.ca/big-telecom-5g-network…

GM Canola Persists 20 Years after Field Trials Ended in Tasmania
Third World Network | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
Australia accounts for 0.4% of the world's GM agriculture hectares. Its island state of Tasmania is however marketed as 'clean and green', and sometimes as 'clean and green and smart'. Tasmania has maintained a GM Moratorium since 2001, and has …
globalresearch.ca/gm-canola-persists-20-…

Thursday 11/12: Where We Go From Here: All In For Climate & Equitable Communities w/ Sierra Club
Sierra Club | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/07/1883827…

The contours of resistance beyond the election
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-09
No matter which party wins the White House on November 3, one thing is certain: The objective crisis of the system will force the winning political party to be guided by a logic that concludes domestic repression and warmongering abroad are necessary.
mronline.org/2020/11/09/the-contours-of-…

Gordon Brown's praise of Joe Biden is no surprise given their bloody history
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2020-11-09
Gordon Brown has said he believes Joe Biden to be a friend of the UK, bringing to mind the role both of them played in the Iraq war. | Discussing Biden on Radio 4, Brown said there could be a trade deal between the US and UK in the long-term. He went on to discuss Biden cooperating internationally as he works on security, the environment and health. | Brown said: Joe Biden has always been a great friend of Great Britain. | I think he wants to be a friend of Britain. I think he plans, from what I know, to…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/11/09/gord…

Labor Market Rebounds, But Can It Survive Rising Infection Rates?
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-09
The number of multiple job holders stands at 17.8 percent below its year-ago level. The labor market continued to rebound from the spring shutdown, adding 638,000 jobs. The unemployment rate fell another percentage point to 6.9 percent. This still leaves the number of jobs 6.6 percent below the February level. The jobs gains were broadly…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/09/labor-market…

Is the division of Lebanon a realistic possibility?
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-09
On the ninth of May 2008, the American ambassador (who was at the time a Chargé d'Affaires) Michele J. Sison sent a letter to her superiors and other US security offices relative to her meeting with the Lebanese Christian leader of the "Lebanese Forces" (FL) Samir Geagea, leader of the "Lebanese Forces". Geagea had told Sison that he had 7,000 to 10,000 fighters ready to fight Hezbollah and that, if the airport were shut down, the reception of weapons via amphibious roads could be facilitated. "The document bearing the n…
thealtworld.com/elijah_magnier/is-the-di…

From Broken Britain to Broken Kingdom
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-11-09
By TruePublica Editor: Remember David Cameron in 2010 promising to fix 'Broken Britain'? He promised to call up a 5,000-strong army of full-time professional community organisers modelled on the American scheme which saw Barack Obama come to prominence in Chicago. His "big idea" for the 2010 general election was to create a "big society" in …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/from-broken-britain-to-broken-kingdom/

Nationwide protests against secret trial of Bernard Collaery and Witness K
Peter Boyle | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-09
Actions were held in several cites around Australia on November 9 to demand the immediate dropping of the prosecutions of East Timor oil espionage whistleblower Witness K and his lawyer, Bernard Collaery. Jim McIlroy reports.
greenleft.org.au/content/nationwide-prot…

The UK equalities commission's Labour antisemitism report is the real 'political interference'
Jonathan Cook | zcomm.org | 2020-11-09
Neither Jewish leadership groups such as the Board of Deputies nor the corporate media have an interest in highlighting the embarrassing fact that the commission's findings exposed their campaign against Corbyn as misinformation…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-uk-equalities-…

The Elders Hope for a Sea-Change in Us Engagement on Global Challenges
commondreams.org | 2020-11-09
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commondreams.org/newswire/2020/11/09/eld…

Protect the Results Rally at Embarcadero Plaza
Take to the Streets | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
At a rally on November 4th 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…

Putting Rap Lyrics on Trial is a Violation of Free Speech
Emerson Sykes | aclu.org | 2020-11-09
If song lyrics could be used as evidence in criminal trials, many of the most famous artists in history would be in serious trouble. Bob Marley sings "I Shot the Sheriff." The Talking Heads' biggest hit is "Psycho Killer." The opening lines to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" are "Mama, just killed a man." Fortunately for these artists, artistic expression is protected as free speech under the First Amendment. , , However, some art forms are seen differently by many courts. Rap music, in trial after trial, has been treated as inherently incri…
aclu.org/news/free-speech/putting-rap-ly…

Big Pharma profits at any price
Monique Ryser | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
There is no shortage of money: the EU is at the same time providing immense sums of money to prevent further people fleeing from the theaters of war, including European states, from entering the country. The budget for the refugee defense agency Frontex alone has more than tripled between 2015 and 2020 – from 140 million to 460 million euros. Wars since 2001 have produced 37 mill refugees…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/09/1883835…

Trump era ended by resisting against maximum pressure policy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-09
TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) – Iranian First Vice President said that era of US's Trump ended with the adoption of strategy of resistance against maximum pressure policy.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165719/Trump-era-en…

Large "Count the Votes" and Labor Rally in San Francisco
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
Multi sided rally and march on day of Biden victory November 7, 2020.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/08/1883831…

Blockchains: Building Blocks Of A Post-Capitalist Future?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-09
On a small boat off the coast of Thailand fishermen take stock of their haul for the day. They whip out a phone, open an app and record essential information regarding the amount of fish caught, the location, the time and under what conditions. This is uploaded to a database with similar information from other fishermen; the fish itself is packaged with a tag linked to all the sourcing information. | The fishermen are credited with a cryptocurrency called Fishcoin, which they can redeem for costly data from their local phone service provider.
popularresistance.org/blockchains-buildi…

Algerian court reduces journalist Abdelkarim Zeghileche's prison sentence to one year
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-09
Zeghileche's reduced one-year sentence includes a six-month jail term. Since he has already been in pre-trial detention since June 23, he is expected to be released in December…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/09/algerian-…

Congressional Letter to FBI Director Wray on the need to Protect Voters and the Franchise in the 2020 Election
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-11-09
November 2, 2020 The Honorable Christopher Wray Director Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001 Dear Director Wray, We write as members of the House of Representatives because of our oversight responsibilities to ensure that the enforcement of the laws of this country protect our free and fair elections. Tens …
cepr.net/congressional-letter-to-fbi-dir…

UAE-Italy foreign ministers confer on Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-09
TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — Italy's foreign minister visited the UAE on Monday for high-level bilateral talks on regional developments, including Iran, Libya, and the eastern Mediterranean.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165714/UAE-Italy-fo…

Labor Market Rebounds, But Can It Survive Rising Infection Rates?
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-09
The number of multiple job holders stands at 17.8 percent below its year-ago level. The labor market continued to rebound from the spring shutdown, adding 638,000 jobs. The unemployment rate fell another percentage point to 6.9 percent. This still leaves the number of jobs 6.6 percent below the February level. The jobs gains were broadly…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/09/labor-market…

Brookline Educators Association demands changes to MOA: 'We're safer at six feet'
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-09
The BEA organized the rally to demand that the district include six feet of separation language into the MOA and to protest what they called "nasty" letters from the Superintendent, which threatened educators who engage in work action with docked pay. Brookline educator Eric Coburn told Liberation News, "We're out here because the School Committee is out of touch… This is part of a broader struggle."
liberationnews.org/brookline-educators-a…

Lebanon Economy is Sinking and Pulling Syria Down with Them
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
Syrian President Bashar al Assad recently revealed the main source of Syria's deepening economic crisis. He pointed to the $20 to $42 billion in deposits in Lebanese banks by Syrian customers, which are now frozen and unable to be accessed, | …
globalresearch.ca/lebanon-sinking-econom…

Sunday 11/8: Occupy Oakland Photography: Eve of 10th Anniversary
DARIN | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
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…

Cote d'Ivoire: 'Tone down the hateful rhetoric', find peaceful solutions — UN rights chief
news.un.org | 2020-11-09
Continuing violence in the wake of elections in Cote d'Ivoire's presidential elections held on 31 October, prompted the UN human rights chief on Monday to call for a peaceful solution, saying it was in "nobody's interests to fuel the threat of increasing political instability".
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The Enemy Within
Peter de Sève | thenation.com | 2020-11-09
The Enemy Within…
thenation.com/article/activism/the-enemy…

Japanese scholar's 'Heart of Iranians' reprinted for 2nd time
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-09
TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — "The Heart of the Iranians", a book written by the prominent Japanese Iranologist Emiko Okada has been reprinted by a Japanese publication for the second time.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165693/Japanese-sch…

UN chief stresses need for greater speed to achieve carbon neutrality
news.un.org | 2020-11-09
Although more Governments and businesses are committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the world is still falling far short of that goal, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday in his latest push for a cleaner, greener future.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

Own Nothing and Be Happy: Being Human in 2030
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-09
The World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting at the end of January in Davos, Switzerland, brings together international business and political leaders, economists and other high-profile individuals to discuss global issues. Driven by the vision of its influential CEO Klaus Schwab, the WEF is the main driving force for the dystopian 'great reset', a tectonic …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/own-nothing-a…

La division du Liban est-elle une possibilité réaliste?
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-09
Le 9 mai 2008, l'ambassadrice américaine Michele J. Sison (qui était alors chargée d'affaires) a envoyé une lettre à ses supérieurs et à d'autres services de sécurité des USA à la suite de sa rencontre avec le dirigeant chrétien des Forces libanaises (FL) Samir Geagea. Ce dernier avait dit à Sison qu'il avait à sa disposition 7 000 à 10 000 combattants prêts à lutter contre le Hezbollah et que si l'aéroport était fermé, la livraison d'armes au moyen d'opérations amphibies pourrait être facilitée. Le document portant le numéro O8 Beyrouth 642 divu…
thealtworld.com/elijah_magnier/la-divisi…

Rep. Meeks' Ties To Colombian Paramilitaries Exposed
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-09
Rep. Gre ≠go ≠ry Meeks (D‚ÄëN.Y.), the estab ≠lish ≠ment favorite to replace out ≠go ≠ing Rep. Eliot Engel (D‚ÄëN.Y.) as chair of the pow ≠er ≠ful House For ≠eign Affairs Com ≠mit ≠tee, is known for his fierce sup ≠port of ‚Äã"free trade" deals around the world. He didn't just vote in favor of agree ≠ments like the Cen ≠tral Amer ≠i ≠ca Free Trade Agree ≠ment or the pro ≠posed Trans-Pacif ≠ic Part ≠ner ≠ship, but active ≠ly lob ≠bied for them, and has spo ≠ken repeat ≠ed ≠ly and con &ne…
popularresistance.org/rep-meeks-ties-to-…

The Task of 'Sleepy Joe' is to Put Liberal America Right Back to Sleep
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-09
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/09/the-task-of-…

This week in history: November 9-15
wsws.org | 2020-11-09
25 years ago: Nigerian junta hangs nine oppositionistsOn November 10, 1995, nine members of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) were executed by the Nigerian military dictatorship of General Sani Abacha.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/09/twih…

An open letter to a lame (Donald) duck
Thomas Magstadt | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-09
You're fired!
nationofchange.org/2020/11/09/an-open-le…

The UK Equalities Commission's Labour Antisemitism Report Is the Real 'Political Interference'
Jonathan Cook | commondreams.org | 2020-11-09
Neither Jewish leadership groups nor the corporate media have an interest in highlighting the embarrassing fact that the commission's findings exposed their campaign against Corbyn as misinformation. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/09/uk-equ…

Global Research: Exposing Political Spin and Media Manipulation
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
Dear Readers, | Global Research doesn't shy away from exposing political spin and media manipulation; we confront these head on through in-depth, independent coverage of global events by journalists, scholars and scientists all over the world. | Our commitment has always been …
globalresearch.ca/global-research-exposi…

Rebecca (2020) and Rebecca (1940): A new film version of the popular novel, and the old one
wsws.org | 2020-11-09
The Netflix film is an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel of the same title, which was previously made into a film in 1940, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/09/rebe…

Mèxico: Expresidentes ladrones y asesinos
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
Mèxico: | Expresidentes ladrones y asesinos…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/08/1883828…

How Do Medical Students Get More Experience in the US than Cuba?
Don Fitz | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-09
What It Has To Do with Inequality 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…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/09/how-do-medic…

Venezuelan National Assembly Elections Coming in December
KPFA Saturday Evening News | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
Venezuela's elections for its National Assembly are coming up in December.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/08/1883833…

Reclaiming American Idealism
William Astore | commondreams.org | 2020-11-09
commondreams.org/sites/default/files/sty…

An Epic Mural Prophesies Large-Scale Climate Destruction
David Opdyke, Lawrence Weschler | thenation.com | 2020-11-09
An Epic Mural Prophesies Large-Scale Climate Destruction…
thenation.com/article/environment/david-…

Former Mexican military chief pleads not guilty to US drug trafficking charges
wsws.org | 2020-11-09
The Cienfuegos case has sent shockwaves through the Mexican ruling elite, while raising suspicions about the roles played by the López Obrador government and Washington.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/09/cien…

Dr. Fauci Versus Frontline Doctors and Science: "Pandemic Malpractice"
Joel S. Hirschhhorn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
Americans suffer and die unnecessarily in this pandemic. Frontline doctors are ready and willing to use an effective at home/outpatient remedy. But they are being blocked because their medical freedom has been squashed. Dr. Anthony Fauci has ensured that the …
globalresearch.ca/fauci-frontline-doctor…

TD is Latest Financial Institution to Pledge Net-Zero Emissions by 2050
commondreams.org | 2020-11-09
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commondreams.org/newswire/2020/11/09/td-…

Evo Morales' sarcasm: "If there was fraud, Donald Trump should go to OAS's Luis Almagro"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-09
In one of his last interviews before traveling to Bolivia–the return to his homeland is scheduled for November 9–Evo Morales stated his opinion on the United States elections, where there is still no confirmation on who will be the next president.
mronline.org/2020/11/09/evo-morales-sarc…

Dystopian "Great Reset": "Own Nothing and Be Happy", Being Human in 2030
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
The World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting at the end of January in Davos, Switzerland, brings together international business and political leaders, economists and other high-profile individuals to discuss global issues. Driven by the vision of its influential CEO Klaus …
globalresearch.ca/own-nothing-happy-bein…

The Queen of Diamonds is Waiting in the Wings
Myles Hoenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-09
The long wait and frankly, the long nightmare will soon be over. At least for the Trump page of American history. If the news is true that Jared Kushner is trying to talk him into conceding, and if successful, we won't have to worry much about what he might do to disrupt and interfere with …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/the-queen-of-…

Gun Shot Wounds: Experience of Medical Students, US versus Cuba
Don Fitz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
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 …
globalresearch.ca/how-do-medical-student…

Donald Trump fires Pentagon Chief Mark Esper
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-09
TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — Donald Trump axes Pentagon Chief Mark Esper and replaces him with NCTC Director Christopher C. Miller.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165721/Donald-Trump…

Under Cover of US Elections, Israel Wipes Entire Palestinian Community Off the Map
Yumna Patel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
Israeli forces demolished the entire Bedouin community of Khirbet Humsah in the northern Jordan Valley, leaving 41 Palestinian children homeless just as winter storms spread through the West Bank. | *** | As the world was engulfed in the unfolding US elections …
globalresearch.ca/under-cover-us-electio…

Large "Count the Votes" and Labor Rally in San Francisco
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
Multi sided rally and march on day of Biden victory…
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Coalition Launches Challenge to Federal Wolf Delisting
CounterPunch News Service | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-09
Environmental groups point to lack of scientific evidence showing wolf recovery On November 6th a coalition of Western wolf advocates filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, launching a challenge of the Trump administration's decision to prematurely strip gray wolves of federal protections in the contiguous 48 states, in violation of the…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/09/coalition-la…

Israel to begin excavation for controversial Jerusalem cable car
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-09
Israel to begin excavation for controversial Jerusalem cable car | The construction will uproot trees on Mount Zion and displace any water, sewage and telecom infrastructure in the way | MEE staff | Mon, 11/09/2020 – 14: 55 | An Israeli project to build a cable car in occupied East Jerusalem has been approved to ferry visitors from western Jerusalem to the Western Wall, despite outcry from Palestinians (AFP) | Israeli aut…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/jerusalem-isr…

Protect the Results Rally at Embarcadero Plaza
Take to the Streets | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
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…

Britain, Brexit and Boris Johnson — So Yesterday
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-11-09
Boris Johnson is now a toxic brand. Not only is there an ever emergent faction in the Tory party wanting to pin any negotiating failures for Brexit on him, but the general public no longer back him on it either. In desperation, Boris Johnson has changed his rhetorical tune — a trade, security and fisheries …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/britain-brexit-and-boris-johnson-so-yesterday/

Stand Up America Celebrates Colorado Voters Approving National Popular Vote, Urges Other States To Join Compact
commondreams.org | 2020-11-09
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Iran, Uzbekistan stress on reducing violence in Afghanistan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-09
TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) –Islamic Republic of Iran and Uzbekistan stressed the need to reduce violence and establish a ceasefire as an important step in alleviating the suffering of Afghan people.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165717/Iran-Uzbekis…

America's labor crisis
Martin Hart-Landsberg | mronline.org | 2020-11-09
We face a multifacited labor crisis. One of the most important aspects of this crisis is the U.S. economy's diminishing capacity to provide employment. This development is highlighted in the chart below, which shows the trend in civilian employment over the last thirty years. Civilian employment includes all individuals who worked at least one hour for …
mronline.org/2020/11/09/americas-labor-c…

Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia One Year After the Coup
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-09
Bolivia's former president Evo Morales Monday will pass through the Quiaca-Villazon border crossing to return to his homeland after a year in exile in Argentina. | RELATED: | Evo Morales: 'MAS Fulfilled Its Promise, It Became Millions' | "Today is an important day in my life. Returning to my homeland, which I love so much, fills me with joy," Morales tweeted. | In a 'Great Popular Caravan,' the former president will travel over 1,100 kilometers by land as he travels through three Bol…
telesurenglish.net/news/Evo-Morales-Retu…

The Salish Sea Athenaeum
Salish Sea Athenaeum | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
The Salish Sea Athenaeum is now available in a new blog.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/09/1883835…

Information War? Internet Archive to Rewrite History with Alerts for Sites that Have Been Fact Checked
Aaron Kesel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
According to an Archive.org blog post, you will now know if a page was pulled down or received an alert over what "fact-checkers" consider "misinformation." | This also includes "dead" web pages that were archived. The Internet Archive has started …
globalresearch.ca/information-war-intern…

How Strategic Empathy Makes for Wiser Foreign Policy
Daniel Larison | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
Anatol Lieven explains how strategic empathy is supposed to work: | This kind of empathy has very valuable consequences for foreign policy. It makes for an accurate assessment of another state establishment's goals based on its own thoughts, rather than a | …
globalresearch.ca/how-strategic-empathy-…

After the Election, We Need Empathy
Elana Rabinowitz | progressive.org | 2020-11-09
We can't ignore other points of view simply because they are not in alignment with our own.
progressive.org/op-eds/after-the-electio…

Iran to strongly respond to any violation of its airspace
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-09
TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — The Deputy Commander of Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Headquarter said that Iran will strongly respond to any violation of its airspace.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165711/Iran-to-stro…

Cameroonian Asylum Seekers Say They Face Violent Persecution Upon Deportation
John Washington | thenation.com | 2020-11-09
Cameroonian Asylum Seekers Say They Face Violent Persecution Upon Deportation…
thenation.com/article/politics/cameroon-…

Could Elizabeth Warren Be the Next Treasury Secretary?
Eoin Higgins | thenation.com | 2020-11-09
Could Elizabeth Warren Be the Next Treasury Secretary?
thenation.com/article/politics/elizabeth…

The UK Equalities Commission's Labour Antisemitism Report Is the Real 'Political Interference'
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
I recently published for the Middle East Eye website a detailed 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 …
globalresearch.ca/uk-equalities-commissi…

Following peace deal, talks on Libya's political future begin
news.un.org | 2020-11-09
Talks to draw up a blueprint for a new political era in Libya began in Tunisia on Monday, following a peace deal struck by Libya's warring sides last month.
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Celia Paul Sits for Her Own Portrait
Sophie Haigney | thenation.com | 2020-11-09
| The painter's memoir Self-Portrait is a revelation.
thenation.com/article/culture/celia-paul…

End the Government's War on America's Military Veterans
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
" For soldiers … coming home is more lethal than being in combat." ‚Äï Brené Brown, research professor at the University of Houston | The 2020 pres…
globalresearch.ca/end-government-war-ame…

Realities: Vol. I
Robert Maxim | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
Academic Article on Disability Discrimination and Stephen Hawking, with verified soures. Joy Division reference included.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/07/1883827…

Will the Biden Administration be Warmongers or Peacemakers?
Nicolas J S Davies | progressive.org | 2020-11-09
Biden's cabinet appointments will be an early test of his promise to make diplomacy the premier tool of American foreign policy.
progressive.org/dispatches/biden-adminis…

An Epiphany of Senseless Cacophony?
William Manson | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-09
An old friend of mine seems lately to have finally attained that hallowed state-of-being, that kingdom of quietude (or "quietus"), which can only be called Nirvana. Yet his struggle was a long one, frequently disrupted by outbreaks of…Noise. How did he overcome this spiritual pollution–once he had ultimately attained his Epiphany of Cacophony? Perhaps these …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/an-epiphany-o…

United Nations Review Will Bring U.S. Human Rights Abuses to Light
commondreams.org | 2020-11-09
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How the U.S. Became an Inferior Communication Nation
David Rosen | progressive.org | 2020-11-09
The Republican-controlled FCC has not only removed nearly all regulations but is allowing private companies to take over state utility wired networks.
progressive.org/dispatches/us-inferior-c…

Trump's Defeat Is Not the End of Chlorinated Chicken, Say Trade Campaigners
commondreams.org | 2020-11-09
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Health Effects of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Dr. Hisako Sakiyama | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
Introduction | Hisako Sakiyama has a PhD in Medicine and is a Member of the Takagi School of Alternative Scientists, a Japanese NGO established in 1998 to study the environment, nuclear issues, human rights, and other issues in modern society from …
globalresearch.ca/take-science-seriously…

Securing Tenants' Right to Counsel is Critical to Fighting Mass Evictions
Ian S. Thompson | aclu.org | 2020-11-09
On election night, voters in Boulder, Colorado delivered a critical win in the fight for housing justice. By a margin of 59-41 percent, voters passed No Eviction Without Representation (NEWR) — a critical measure that will ensure all Boulder tenants who are facing the terrifying, complex process that is an eviction proceeding will be provided with free legal representation. NEWR also establishes a rental assistance fund and an education process that will notify Boulder renters of their housing rights., , Protections like those afforded by NEWR are always importa…
aclu.org/news/racial-justice/securing-te…

Australian bushfire report aids government whitewash on climate change and lack of resources
wsws.org | 2020-11-09
First and foremost, the inquiry report holds no one, least of all the government, responsible for the catastrophe.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/09/bush…

Progressives Savor Historic Election
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2020-11-09
After four long years, we've finally made it to the other side.
progressive.org/dispatches/progressives-…

Veterans Day 2020 – Historic Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar – Healing America
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
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…

What Biden's Foreign Policy Might Look Like
Steve Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-09
Subsequent to the Captured State's nearly four-year setback in its attempt to shape the world to suit their Globalist- Neoliberal agenda, let's examine what a Biden-Harris regime's foreign policy might look like, if Biden is declared winner of the …
globalresearch.ca/what-biden-foreign-pol…

Thursday 11/12: "Bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante": Virtual Screening & Talk w/ Filmmaker Matt Kelly
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
Online screening & discussion…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/08/1883831…

Protesters in Thailand attacked by police as they try to submit a petition to the king
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-09
Water canons and a blockade met the protesters who sought to petition the King, calling for reforms and return to democracy. Protests have been going on in Thailand for months against the military junta and seeking reduction of royal power…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/09/protester…

'We Need a #PeoplesVaccine': After Hopeful Findings From Pfizer, Campaigners Demand Suspension of Patents
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-09
"This is a race against time and we cannot allow the pursuit of profit to triumph over human need," said Heidi Chow of Global Justice Now. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/09/we-need…

California Law Is Step Forward But Fails to Guarantee Safety for Trans Prisoners
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-09
Syiaah Skylit has been imprisoned in California since 2015. Despite multiple requests to be placed in a women's prison, Skylit, a Black trans woman, has always been incarcerated in the state's men's prisons. There, she has faced attacks by incarcerated men as well as sexual abuse and retaliation by prison staff. She has filed a complaint of housing discrimination with the state's…
truthout.org/articles/california-law-is-…

Queen of Diamonds Waiting in the Wings
Myles Hoenig | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-09
The long wait and frankly, the long nightmare will soon be over. At least for the Trump page of American history. If the news is true that Jared Kushner is trying to talk him into conceding, and if successful, we won't have to worry much about what he might do to disrupt and interfere with…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/09/queen-of-dia…

Iraq closing displacement camps and leaving thousands homeless
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-09
Iraq closing displacement camps and leaving thousands homeless | Up to 100,000 people could be forced to find new accommodation despite vulnerabilities, food insecurity and the raging pandemic | Nadda Osman | Mon, 11/09/2020 – 15: 11 | Displaced Iraqis have been forced out of camps making them even more vulnerable (AFP) | Authorities in Iraq have closed a number of displacement camps with little or no notice to reside…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/iraq-idp-camp…

Besty DeVos's 'Voucherland' Spells Disaster for Public Schools
Peter Greene | progressive.org | 2020-11-09
It's a place where private religious schools can get their hands on piles of public money and parents are left on their own.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

Lincoln, the Dakota 38 and the racialist falsification of history
wsws.org | 2020-11-09
The WSWS condemns the destruction of the monument to Abraham Lincoln in Portland, Oregon last month and rejects the false narrative put forward by the petty bourgeois promoters of identity politics used to vilify him.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/09/dako…

The Bush/Cheney Administration Was Far Worse Than Trump
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-09
That the liberal belief in and fear of a Trump-led fascist dictatorship and violent coup is actually a fantasy — a longing, a desire, a craving — has long been obvious. | The Democrats' own actions proved that they never believed their own melodramatic and self-glorifying rhetoric about Trump as The New Hitler — from their leaders joining with the GOP to increase The Fascist Dictator's domestic spying powers and military spending to their (correct) belief that the way to oust The Neo-Nazi Tyrant was through a peaceful and lawfully conducted democratic election in which vote totals and, if necess…
popularresistance.org/the-bush-cheney-ad…

'Move the Money': Civil Society Groups Call on Public Banks to Support People and the Planet
commondreams.org | 2020-11-09
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'No change for thirty years'
Serge Halimi | zcomm.org | 2020-11-09
The familiar whiff of the 'clash of civilisations' is back…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/no-change-for-thir…

Monday 11/16: Hey Fred! Keep Your Hands Off of The Town!!
The United Front Against Displacement | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
Officers of Game Changer, LLC., 750 Battery St., San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/08/1883833…

The Affordable Care Act — and With It, Our Civil Rights — Are Under Attack
Louise Melling | aclu.org | 2020-11-09
Ask a dozen civil rights lawyers to name the great civil rights laws of the last 100 years, and you'll get a dozen answers. Some might name the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the landmark law which ended segregation in public places and barred discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, or national origin at work and in other public places. Others might point to the Fair Housing Act, which took aim at dismantling entrenched residential segregation and fighting housing discrimination. Still others might highlight the Americans with Disabilities Act, which paved the way for a more accessible world., ,…
aclu.org/news/disability-rights/the-affo…

Romanian Filmfest to host Iranian animation "Crab"
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-09
TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — Iranian animation 'Crab' directed by Shiva Sadegh Amini, will be screened at the 15th International Animated Film Festival in Romania.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165702/Romanian-Fil…

Saturday 11/14: San Francisco: Abolish Ice, Close the Camps, & Free Them All Rally & March
Resistance SF | indybay.org | 2020-11-09
Union Square, between Geary, Powell, Post and Stockton Streets in downtown San Francisco, California | NOTE: Masks & Social Distancing…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/09/1883835…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/video-fate-of-armenian…

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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/nagorno-karab…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/will-turkish-economy-k…

'Trump Is Gone, We And Our Neighbors Are Staying': Iran's Zarif Calls for Dialogue to End Tensions
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-08
On Saturday, the Democratic candidate for the US presidency, Joe Biden, was projected to win the election, outperforming Donald Trump in both the popular and electoral vote. Foreign leaders have congratulated the projected winner, highlighting their readiness to work with Biden for the common good.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020110810810…

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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/07/1883823…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/08/dont-let-up-…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/08/dont-let-up-…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/08/dont-let-up-…

Arce Promises To Rebuild Bolivia After Assuming the Presidency
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-08
In his first speech as president, Arce criticized the management of the de facto government, which destroyed Bolivia's economy. | The new president of Bolivia also promised to rebuild the South American country, after the de facto government during a year of administration destroyed the economy and its democracy. | "In one year, all the conquests of the Bolivian people were reversed", President Arce's diagnosed, in overviewing the figures with which the de facto government left to the Bolivian State. | "The de facto government left an economy with figures that were not even seen in one of the worst crises that…
telesurenglish.net/news/Arce-Promises-To…

Progressive Latin American Leaders React to Biden's Victory
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-08
The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, expressed on his Twitter account Saturday the willingness of the Bolivarian Government to dialogue with the President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden. | The Venezuelan Head of State pointed out that the nation is willing to dialogue under the respect to the sovereignty and self-determination of the peoples: "Venezuela, the Homeland of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, will always be willing to dialogue and understand with the people and the government of the United States," he added. | Likewise, he congratulated "the American people for the presidential elections. I…
telesurenglish.net/news/Progressive-Lati…

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.
mronline.org/2020/11/07/bolivia-bolivias…

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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/joe-biden-cal…

Twitter Lashes Out at FLOTUS as She Tweets 'Every Legal Vote Should Be Counted'
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-08
As the media, along with world leaders and global celebrities have begun referring to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as the "president-elect", the Trump campaign has been insisting that the election was rigged and demanded that what they describe as only the "legal" votes be counted.
sputniknews.com/viral/202011081081097031…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/government-corona-resp…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/german-doctors-write-l…

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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/08/1883828…

UK bans Danish ships, planes & trucks from entry, tightening restrictions over mutated mink coronavirus
rt.com | 2020-11-08
The UK, which earlier banned all visitors from Denmark, has now restricted access to planes, ships, and trucks coming from the country, where a new mutated strain of the coronavirus has been discovered. | From Sunday, all planes and ships coming from Denmark are forbidden from landing and docking in the UK. The same goes for trucks whose drivers have visited the Scandinavian country in the past two weeks. British lorry drivers are required to quarantine for 14 days if their route recently passed through Denmark. | "Given the significant unknowns regarding the new mutation of Covid-19 originating in Denmark, we…
rt.com/uk/506115-denmark-mink-coronaviru…

UK bans Danish ships, planes & trucks from entry, tightening restrictions over mutated mink coronavirus
rt.com | 2020-11-08
The UK, which earlier banned all visitors from Demark, has now restricted access to planes, ships, and trucks coming from the country, where a new mutated strain of the coronavirus has been discovered. | From Sunday, all planes and ships coming from Denmark are forbidden from landing and docking in the UK. The same goes for trucks whose drivers have visited the Scandinavian country in the past two weeks. British lorry drivers are required to quarantine for 14 days if their route recently passed through Denmark. | "Given the significant unknowns regarding the new mutation of Covid-19 originating in Denmark, we…
rt.com/uk/506115-denmark-mink-coronaviru…

'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…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/08/inevitab…

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.
mronline.org/2020/11/07/setting-our-sigh…

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.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165674/Upending-Tru…

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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/08/french-sc…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-denmark-gr…

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