Daily Archives: November 12, 2020

2020-11-12: News Headlines

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2020-11-12). Trump's Frivolous Lawsuits Are the Tip of the Iceberg in His Refusal to Concede. globalresearch.ca As masses of people poured into the streets to celebrate the end of Donald Trump's fascist rule, the lame duck president's lawyers were filing frivolous lawsuits in an attempt to nullify Joe Biden's victory. But none of these suits, …

Danny Haiphong (2020-11-12). Joe Biden's victory is still a loss for humanity. mronline.org The Biden-Harris administration is good news for corporations, cops, war profiteers and banks too big to fail, but offers nothing to save the people and planet from multiple rises.

Hajira Asghar (2020-11-12). Healthcare for millions on the line as ultra-right Supreme Court hears challenge to ACA. liberationnews.org For the third time in the past 10 years, Republicans have launched yet another legal attack at the Supreme Court in an attempt to eliminate healthcare coverage for millions.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-12). There Are No War Heroes, Only War Victims: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com It's still really, really weird that we don't all talk about Yemen all the time. It's like there's someone in the room being tortured with a blowtorch and we're all just chatting about politics at the dinner table without noticing. | ‚ùñ | I'm sorry your election results are being disputed as fraudulent, America. Have you tried not having the ‚ùñ | "The media do not decide who's president!"

Vijay Prashad (2020-11-12). Joe Biden should shake hands with Nicolás Maduro. peoplesdispatch.org Despite the relentless aggression by the US against Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro congratulated Joe Biden on his election and expressed the hope that talks would resume. It might be a good idea for Biden to take up that offer…

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-12). Syria's International Conference On Refugees Is A Masterclass In Balancing. thealtworld.com The kinetic phase of the Hybrid War of Terror on Syria has mostly drawn to a close, as evidenced by the milestone event of the country hosting an international conference on the return of refugees, which resulted in several significant outcomes that speak to the masterful execution of its "balancing" strategy and raise hope that the Arab Republic will eventually transform into the Eastern Mediterranean terminal point of China's visionary W-CPEC+ corridor across Eurasia. | Strategically Disarming "Weapons Of Mass Migration" | Syria's international conference on the return of refugees is a milestone event for the c…

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-12). Syria's International Conference on Return of Refugees. A Strategic Balancing Act. globalresearch.ca The kinetic phase of the Hybrid War of Terror on Syria has mostly drawn to a close, as evidenced by the milestone event of the country hosting an international conference on the return of refugees, which resulted in several significant …

Peter Koenig (2020-11-12). The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020" globalresearch.ca WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-12). Extrajudicial Regime Change: The American Way at Home and Abroad. globalresearch.ca US imperialism operates domestically and abroad. | Regime change is official policy by both wings of one-party rule. | Things began in the mid-19th century by stealing half of Mexico. | Throughout…

Ricardo Vaz (2020-11-12). Venezuela: Oil Output Falls as Tankers Approach. venezuelanalysis.com US sanctions and threats have forced a number of oil corporations to cease their dealings with Venezuela's PDVSA.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-11-12). The Covid "Pandemic": Destroying People's Lives. Engineered Economic Depression. Global "Coup d'Etat"? globalresearch.ca Introduction: | Red Zones, the facemask, social distancing, the closing down of schools, colleges and universities, no more family gatherings, no birthday celebrations, music, the arts: no more cultural events, sport events are suspended, no more weddings, "love and life" is …

Patricia Gorky (2020-11-12). Unemployment crisis continues unabated. liberationnews.org More than 1 million people filed for unemployment assistance last week according to new figures released today.

Steve Sweeney (2020-11-12). South Africa's Communists condemn possible release of Chris Hani's assassin. peoplesworld.org The South African Communist Party (SACP) voiced strong opposition to the application for the release of the murderer of its former general secretary Chris Hani. Janusz Walus was jailed for life for the 1993 killing, which took place while negotiations to end the country's racist apartheid system were at an advanced stage. Walus's latest parole …

Eds. (2020-11-12). Bertold Brecht: Collectivism and dialectical materialism in practice. mronline.org Above all, the better part of that generation, to which Brecht belonged, still aimed at the ultimate defeat of capitalism.

Olujimi Alade (2020-11-12). Black Lives Matter — from Nigeria to the U.S. workers.org People protest against abuses by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos, Nigeria, Oct. 12. As a Nigerian-American, I was very disappointed in myself for my lack of knowledge about #EndSARS protests in Nigeria that have captivated the world recently. (In Nigeria, SARS stands for the so-called "Special Anti-Robbery Squad" . . . |

Judy Greenspan (2020-11-12). Sistas With Voices demand mass releases at San Quentin. workers.org Elsie Lee of Sistas With Voices demands mass releases not transfers of San Quentin prisoners. San Rafael, Calif. Nov. 8 — Today, prisoner support groups and family members held a spirited demonstration at San Quentin State Prison's main gate, demanding the state order a mass release of incarcerated people instead . . . |

Lucile Leclair (2020-11-12). The Biosecurity Myth That is Destroying Small Farming. counterpunch.org Chen Yun's pigs stopped eating, then developed a fever. Within a week, all 10,000 on his farm in Jiangxi, in southeast China, had died of African swine fever (ASF). In 2018-19 the virus affected every province and led to the slaughter of half the country's pigs. The outbreak spread from China to Southeast Asia; the

Matt Sedlar (2020-11-12). Consumer Price Index: "There is Zero Basis for any Concerns About Inflation" cepr.net (This is a compilation of Dean Baker's quick-take analysis over Twitter. Follow @DeanBaker13 on Twitter to get his quick-take analysis of government data immediately upon release.) US CPI overall and core CPI were both flat in October, up 1.2 percent and 1.6 percent year over year, respectively. A sharp drop in energy prices lowered overall …

_____ (2020-11-12). Supreme Court Challenge To ACA Highlights Why We Need Medicare For All. popularresistance.org Once again, the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health law passed under the Obama administration in 2010, will be in the hands of the Supreme Court. The court heard oral arguments in the case, California v. Texas, on Tuesday. A decision is expected in the spring. This is the third time the law has been tested in the Supreme Court, but this time experts are not certain the outcome will be as favorable as it was in 2012 and 2015 due to the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her replacement with Amy Coney Barrett.

_____ (2020-11-12). Mi'kmaq First Nations Coalition Takes Control Of Major Seafood Company. popularresistance.org In a joint statement released by Mi'kmaq Coalition and Premium Brands, the purchase of Clearwater Seafood is being called the single largest investment by Indigenous group. The | Halifax-based Clearwater Seafoods was purchased by Premium Brands of British Columiba and a coaltion of Mi'kaw First Nations. The billion-dollar deal was announced on Monday, November 9, 2020. | The Mi'kmaq Coalition is a new legal entity formed for the purpose of this investment in Clearwater. The Mi'kmaq Coalition is owned collectively by participating Mi'kmaq First Nations in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

Jacob G. Hornberger (2020-11-12). Trump Should Now Pardon Snowden and Assange. globalresearch.ca Since even before Donald Trump won the 2016 election, it's been clear that the American deep state has opposed his presidency. And while Trump has deferred to the Pentagon and the CIA by maintaining their forever wars, foreign military empire, …

Yves Engler (2020-11-12). Trudeau Lobbies Biden to Maintain Climate-Destroying Trump Policy. counterpunch.org President Donald Trump's climate criminality has been shocking. His administration's contribution to worsening this existential threat to humanity will be remembered as his most damaging policy. Largely in response to the president's 'spew more fossil fuels' outlook Noam Chomsky described Trump as "the worst criminal in human history." Pressed on the matter, Chomsky recently told the

Staff (2020-11-12). Brazil: Trump Ally Bolsonaro Refuses to Acknowledge Biden Win & Downplays COVID as Death Toll Mounts. democracynow.org The White House has ordered agencies not to cooperate with Biden's presidential transition team, and President Donald Trump continues to refuse to accept defeat in the 2020 election, which means Biden cannot receive security briefings or access government funds for the transition. But while the standoff continues in the U.S., other countries are already preparing for a new administration. For more on how the historic U.S. election is playing out internationally, we speak with analysts from around the world, including Maria Luísa Mendonàßa, director of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazi…

Staff (2020-11-12). South African Activist Kumi Naidoo: Trump is Attempting a Coup to Install Minority Rule. democracynow.org We continue to look at the world's response to the U.S. election with South African activist Kumi Naidoo, a global ambassador for Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity, former secretary general of Amnesty International and former head of Greenpeace. Naidoo says President Donald Trump's loss to Joe Biden is good news, but notes that the world lost four crucial years to tackle the climate crisis and other issues because of the Trump administration. "This is a relief, but it is not something for us to — at this stage, anyway — celebrate with any great enthusiasm," he says.

Staff (2020-11-12). Trump Loss Decreases Chance of Iran War, But Many Iraqis Fear U.S. Policy Under Biden, Too. democracynow.org We look at how Joe Biden's presidency will affect the U.S. footprint in the Middle East with Guardian correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, who says Biden's win is being viewed with "anxiety" by many Iraqis who are eager to avoid war between the U.S. and Iran. "Any conflict will take place on Iraqi soil," says Abdul-Ahad. "There is not much optimism. There is anxiety towards Biden and his team in the way they deal with Iraq."

RT (2020-11-12). After Jeddah attack, Saudi crown prince vows to strike 'with iron fist' anyone threatening kingdom's security. rt.com Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that those who would endanger the kingdom's security and stability would face Riyadh's "iron fist," a day after a grenade attack at a non-Muslim cemetery in the city of Jeddah. | "We will continue to hit with an iron fist against anyone who thinks of threatening our security and stability," the prince said in a speech addressing the Shura Council, the kingdom's top advisory body. | "We will continue to confront any extremist behavior and ideas," he added. Mohammed bin Salman said that his country, the birthplace of Islam, rejects any terrorist acts and is determined…

South Front (2020-11-12). Nagorno-Karabakh Leader Revealed Moral Crisis of Armenian Troops. globalresearch.ca Arayik Harutyunyan, President of the de-facto state of Artsakh, has called on the region's Armenians to stop looking for traitors and return to the region. | In a video message on November 11, Harutyunyan revealed a number of moral issues that …

Codepink (2020-11-12). CODEPINK Condemns False Accusations of Antisemitism Against GA Senate Candidate Rev. Warnock. zcomm.org As an organization committed to ending racism and militarism in the United States, as well as apartheid and injustice in Israel/Palestine, CODEPINK encourages Reverend Warnock to continue to speak out for freedom and equality for all in Palestine and Israel…

Liza Featherstone (2020-11-12). There Was Actually a Lot of Good News for the Left on Election Day. zcomm.org Don't let the gloom of Tuesday's national elections obscure the remarkable results in lower-level races across the country. Dozens of socialists were elected to legislatures, while minimum-wage hikes, rent controls, and taxes on the rich to fund schools all won voter backing, even in very red places…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-12). Petitions, Probes and Rupert Murdoch. counterpunch.org Australia has given the world two influential and disruptive exports in the field of media. One, currently in London's Belmarsh Prison, is facing the prospect of extradition to the United States for charges that could see him serve a 175 year sentence in a brutal, soul destroying supermax. The other, so the argument goes, should

Special to People's World (2020-11-12). Travel to L.A. with Antaeus Theatre Company's 'Zip Code Plays' podcast series. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — Celebrate the culture and history of the diverse neighborhoods of Los Angeles from the safety of your home. Antaeus Theatre Company presents The Zip Code Plays: Los Angeles, a series of six original audio plays, each set in a different L.A. zip code. Hosted by two-time Audiofile Award-winner Ramón de Ocampo and …

Dianne Mathiowetz (2020-11-12). Atlanta 'Dancing in the streets'. workers.org Women celebrate Trump's defeat in Atlanta, Ga., on Nov. 7. Nov. 8 —After spending days watching scenes of hundreds of election workers working long hours processing mail-in ballots in arenas and convention centers across metro Atlanta, this writer decided to attend a "Voters Decide" event at Freedom Park. It was . . . |

Eds. (2020-11-12). The Living Flame: The Revolutionary Passion of Rosa Luxemburg by Paul Le Blanc reviewed by Kaitlin Peters. mronline.org The collection begins with the essay, 'Rosa Luxemburg (1871—1919)', that more broadly reviews Luxemburg's theoretical contributions and political interventions from 1871 to 1919.

Mike Walter (2020-11-12). The Heat: U.S. prepares for worst days ahead with COVID-19. america.cgtn.com The United States is preparing for its worst days ahead with coronavirus cases spiking across the entire country.

Ron Jacobs (2020-11-12). Fascism, Trumpism and the Future. counterpunch.org Fascism is both a symptom and the essence of capitalism in decay. Its development into a movement tends to begin when small-time capitalists (the petit bourgeoisie, if you will) see their wealth, political power and survival as a stratum of society disappearing in the maws of the giant monopolies and financial houses. Not having the

RT (2020-11-12). Paris beefs up policing amid 'lack of respect' for Covid-19 rules as France mulls tighter lockdown. rt.com France is to increase policing in Paris and other big cities amid a "lack of respect" for Covid restrictions, the prime minister has said, warning that lockdown could be tightened if the situation worsens in the coming days. | Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, PM Jean Castex confirmed that France's current measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 would remain unchanged for the next fortnight, explaining it would be "irresponsible" to lift them now amid serious pressure on the health system. | Currently, someone is admitted to hospital in France every 30 seconds and to intensive care every three minute…

Hubert Moolman (2020-11-12). Is Silver Leading Bitcoin or Is Bitcoin Leading Silver? globalresearch.ca Is silver leading Bitcoin or is Bitcoin leading silver? Well, it depends on which time framing one is looking at. | On this chart comparison below, silver appears to be leading the way higher compared to Bitcoin: | . | . | I have …

RT (2020-11-12). US Covid task force chief Fauci says coronavirus vaccines should reach all parts of the world, not only rich states. rt.com America's top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has called on pharmaceutical companies and institutes developing coronavirus vaccines to ensure that they are available in all countries, not only the wealthy ones. | As companies talk about the ability to make billions of doses, "we don't need hundreds of millions for the rich countries," Fauci told a webinar held by British thinktank Chatham House. | "We need billions [of vaccine doses], so whether you live in the darkest part of the developing world, or if you live in London, you should have the same access." | Vaccines clearly have the potential to…

Staff (2020-11-12). How diverse, progressive coalitions can build power in Florida. therealnews.com TRNN's Marc Steiner talks with Rachel Gilmer, co-director of Dream Defenders, about long-term strategies for progressives to build power in Florida with young, working-class, and ethnically diverse communities.

_____ (2020-11-12). U.S. Presidential Election: Open Your Eyes! strategic-culture.org Thierry MEYSSAN | The U.S. presidential election of 2020 confirms the general trend since the dissolution of the Soviet Union: the U.S. population is going through a crisis of civilization and is inexorably heading inexorably towards a new civil war that should logically lead to the partition of the country. This instability should result in the end of the West as a hyper-power. | In order to understand what is happening, it is necessary to overcome the fear of the European elites in the face of the impending disappearance of the power that has protected them for three-quarters of a century; and to look honestly…

Vijay Prashad — John Ross (2020-11-12). China is Working to Expand Its Ties to Latin America. counterpunch.org In mid-January 2020, 800 people gathered at Mexico's Ministry of Economy to celebrate "China Day" with a seminar on Chinese-Mexican relations. Mexico's Minister of Economy Graciela Márquez Colín, who has a PhD in economic history from Harvard University, said, "China and Mexico have to walk together, to build a stronger and more solid relationship." In

Eds. (2020-11-12). Identity politics, the far right, and masks. mronline.org On the right, identity politics is leveraged to deliberately divide and fracture workers, pitting them against each other, most frequently on the basis of race, gender, religion, or nationality.

Staff (2020-11-12). How Big Tech and the GOP fueled the rise of QAnon. therealnews.com Donald Trump is throwing red meat to followers of the QAnon conspiracy, a primary vehicle of disinformation and far-right bile that could shape the outcome of the 2020 election.

Charles Pierson (2020-11-12). Trump's UAE Arms Sale Means More Slaughter in Yemen. counterpunch.org The Trump Administration has approved a $23.37 billion arms sale to the United Arab Emirates. A November 10 statement from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that the UAE needs the weapons in order to "defend itself against heightened threats from Iran." That sounds better than admitting that the UAE will use the weapons

news.un (2020-11-12). 'No way' to get vital humanitarian aid into Ethiopia's Tigray region, UN warns. news.un.org With telephone lines still cut and transport links disrupted, it is impossible for humanitarians to get vital supplies into Ethiopia's Tigray region or assess evolving humanitarian needs, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.

WSWS (2020-11-12). Australian government slashes JobSeeker to force more workers into low-paid jobs. wsws.org Both major parties agree on using the mass unemployment and financial distress triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic to further restructure economic and social relations in the interests of the capitalist class.

splcenter (2020-11-12). Far-Right Extremists Heading to Washington Amid Talk of Trump "Coup" splcenter.org A cluster of far-right extremists including neo-fascists, white nationalists and militia members are expected to descend on Washington D.C. Saturday, amidst President Trump's refusal to accept his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-12). Rival factions in Libya agree to hold elections. peoplesdispatch.org A preliminary agreement between rival factions in Libya lays out a roadmap for parliamentary and presidential elections in the country. The agreement comes after a ceasefire in October under UN mediation…

Shirley Sze, Daniel Pan, Clareece R. Nevill, Laura J. Gray, Christopher A. Martin, Joshua Nazareth, Jatinder S. Minhas, Pip Divall, Kamlesh Khunti, Keith R. Abrams, Laura B. Nellums, Manish Pareek (2020-11-12). Ethnicity and clinical outcomes in COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com Individuals of Black and Asian ethnicity are at increased risk of COVID-19 infection compared to White individuals; Asians may be at higher risk of ITU admission and death. These findings are of critical public health importance in informing interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality amongst ethnic minority groups.

_____ (2020-11-12). Oregon City Voters Recall Mayor. popularresistance.org Oregon City residents voted to remove Mayor Dan Holladay from office after a committee mounted a monthslong campaign to recall him. | The Clackamas County elections website at 8 p.m. Tuesday reported that of more than 13,500 votes cast, 68% voted in favor of ousting the mayor, while 32% voted not to recall him. Oregon City has 26,259 eligible voters, according to the elections website. | The ballot question asked residents, "Do you vote to recall Dan Holladay from the office of Mayor?"

His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganà≤ (2020-11-12). Archbishop Viganà≤: Open Letter to Donald Trump, Warns About 'Great Reset' Plot to 'Subdue Humanity,' Destroy Freedom. globalresearch.ca His Excellency, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganà≤, has written yet another open letter to President Donald J. Trump. Read it in its entirety below. It is available in PDF by

Steve Topple (2020-11-12). The whitewashing of ME just continued. Long Covid patients could be next. thecanary.co THIS JOURNALIST'S PARTNER LIVES WITH SEVERAL OF THE ILLNESSES MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE. ONE OF THE DOCTORS MENTIONED IS ALSO THEIR FAMILY GP. | The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has left some people living with so-called "

Lee Fang (2020-11-12). Another Official Dismissed at the Pentagon as Trump Continues Unusual Shake-up. globalresearch.ca The sweeping dismissal of Pentagon officials, an overhaul that began on Monday with President Donald Trump's sudden firing of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, has continued. The Intercept has learned that Mark Tomb, the deputy chief of …

Taliah Mancini (2020-11-12). Jack Halberstam's Call of the Wild. thenation.com Jack Halberstam's Call of the Wild…

WSWS (2020-11-12). North Dakota reaches 100 percent hospital capacity, tells health care workers to continue working if infected with COVID-19. wsws.org North Dakota is facing a critical health emergency, with hospitals at full capacity. The state's herd immunity policy has resulted in a crisis so dire that infected health care workers are being told to continue working to avoid staff shortages…

EarthDay (2020-11-12). Thursday 11/19: Breaking Away from Plastics Dependence w. EarthDay.org. indybay.org Online webinar…

Dan Landau (2020-11-12). Attacking Science as the Virus Surges. thenation.com Attacking Science as the Virus Surges…

Staff (2020-11-12). New Data Lays Bare Massive Inequalities Between Schools Within Same District. truthout.org At Ronald D. O'Neal Elementary School, in Elgin, Illinois, none of the third graders could read and write at grade level according to state tests in 2019. Nearly 90 percent of the school population is considered low-income and nearly three-quarters are labeled English learners, meaning that the state language arts test assesses their reading and writing ability in a language they're still trying to learn. | Just nine miles away sits Centennial Elementary School, where 73 percent of third grad…

Brian Berletic (2020-11-12). US De-Lists Uyghur Terrorist Organization Aimed at China. globalresearch.ca AFP in an article The United States said Friday it had removed from its list of terror groups a shadowy faction regularly blamed by China to justify …

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2020-11-12). Friday 11/13: Online Socialism Forum – What's next for the people's movement? indybay.org Register here: bit.ly/fight4socialism…

Prof. Bill Willers (2020-11-12). Who Chooses the Official, Governmentally-Approved "Health Experts"? globalresearch.ca "My budget [is] highly earmarked, so it is driven by what I call donor interests." — "For the world at large, normalcy only returns when we've largely vaccinated the …

Daniel Haufler (2020-11-12). Biden's victory shifts the balance of power in Washington. indybay.org Oh, it's going to be so nice when you hardly hear from Trump any more. | Daniel Haufler is the responsible editor for the online debate magazine Gegenblende and its podcasts.

teleSUR (2020-11-12). Peru's People Call for National March Against President Merino. telesurenglish.net Peru's social and political organizations called for a national march against the removal of former president Martin Vizcarra and the assumption of Manuel Merino as president of the Republic. | RELATED: | The national march that will take place this Thursday at 17h00 local time was called through social networks with the hashtags #MerinoOut and #NationalMarch. The main gathering will take place in the Plaza San Martin, Lima. | Pe…

Barbara G. Ellis (2020-11-12). Who Says H.S. Juniors Can't Ease Schools Other Headaches? counterpunch.org Amid the current unemployment statistics of 66.7 million filings since March—excluding the 1.3 million not looking for work—it clearly is no time for high school students to be invading the part-time adult workforce, perhaps even for gig labor. Because I'd been a high school teacher (Maine, Oregon) and at 15 held two part-time jobs, I

Dolores Perez Heilbron (2020-11-12). Sunday 11/29: Dr. Benjamin Madley, "An American Genocide" Zoom Presentation. indybay.org First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco | ZOOM PRESENTATION…

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-11-12). Saturday 11/14: Online Assembly: Lock It Down…Now What? indybay.org Zoom – Online…

Billie Allen (2020-11-12). A Plea from Federal Death Row: 'We Beg You to Raise Your Voices'. thenation.com A Plea from Federal Death Row: 'We Beg You to Raise Your Voices'

WSWS (2020-11-12). German schools become coronavirus hotspots: 300,000 students in quarantine. wsws.org Although studies show that the closure of schools, day-care centres and non-essential businesses effectively slow down the increase of infections, governments in Germany and Europe generally reject such closures.

WSWS (2020-11-12). Maryland governor re-imposes restrictions as COVID-19 cases reach record levels in the Washington, DC region. wsws.org Daily COVID-19 cases have more than doubled in the past month throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region.

Editor (2020-11-12). Fighting the Wildfires of Our Dystopian Present and Future. scheerpost.com Daria Devyatkina / CC BY 2.0] By Katharine Wilkinson / OtherWords As a writer and climate activist, I have a deep faith in our ability to heal the planet and ourselves. Even so, 2020 has been a heavy year, with the pandemic spreading, inequality growing, and our democracy fraying — all against a backdrop of wildfires and hurricanes. Our leaders have been focused on short-term profits for the few… |

Class Conscious Photographers (2020-11-12). Saturday 11/14: Imaging Unprecedented Times: an outdoor photo exhibit. indybay.org Silicon Valley De-Bug | 701 Lenzen Avenue | San José, CA 95126…

_____ (2020-11-12). China And 14 Nations Ready To Sign World's Largest Trade Deal. popularresistance.org China is expected to sign a mega regional trade deal with 14 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region this weekend, wrapping up a major agreement before the next United States administration comes into office, Chinese officials said on Wednesday. | Leaders from China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are expected sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as they meet via teleconference on Sunday, according to Chinese officials.

WSWS (2020-11-12). Metro Detroit hospitalizations rise sharply as second wave of COVID-19 cases surges across Michigan. wsws.org An alarming surge in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is underway in metropolitan Detroit and throughout the state of Michigan, threatening to overrun the capacity of the health care system.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-12). Mexico police shoots at anti-femicide protest in Cancún. peoplesdispatch.org On November 9, Mexico's police open fired at a protest against femicides in Cancún. Three reporters were injured because of police violence, one of them suffering bullet wounds. The latest femicide was that of 20-year old Bianca "Alexis" Lorenzana whose dismembered body was found days after she disappeared.

WSWS (2020-11-12). Thousands protest in Peru against impeachment, pandemic and economic implosion. wsws.org In Lima, Peru's capital, the decision to replace Martín Vizcarra with Manuel Merino brought many people into the streets.

Telesur (2020-11-12). Capital of Biggest US State Seeks Medical Exchange with Cuba. globalresearch.ca The Mayor and City Council of Sacramento, California passed a resolution Tuesday night urging the U.S. President and Congress to lift restrictions on access to Cuban medical expertise. | *** | The capital city of the most populous state in the United …

Ria Tabacco Mar (2020-11-12). Men Are Being Fired for Being Caregivers. Here's Why that Hurts Women Too. aclu.org One of the simplest joys of expecting a baby is sharing the news with other people. That wasn't the

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-12). Biden will fail to bring back "normal" politics. dissidentvoice.org Analysts are still grappling with the fallout from the US election. Trumpism proved a far more enduring and alluring phenomenon than most media pundits expected. Defying predictions, Trump improved his share of the overall vote compared to his 2016 win, and he surprised even his own team by increasing his share of minority voters and …

WSWS (2020-11-12). Sri Lankan government lifts limited lockdown despite rising infections. wsws.org From the beginning of October, the grossly understated official number of cases has increased dramatically by more than 10,000, while the death toll has risen by 33, or more than tripled.

WSWS (2020-11-12). Massachusetts governor pushes for in-person learning as COVID-19 cases surge. wsws.org As Massachusetts reports over 2,000 daily cases for the first time since the spring, Republican Governor Charlie Baker and state officials are continuing their pressure campaign to herd students and teachers back into classrooms.

Labor Video Project (2020-11-12). UCSF Hospital Bosses Cutting Staffing In Middle Of Covid Pandemic! indybay.org CNA UCSF nurses and workers from AFSCME 3299 and CWA UPTE spoke up against the cutbacks of nurses and other staff threatening the health and safety of the workers and patients. The UCSF management, UC Regents and Governor Newsom according to the workers are continuing to put profit before patients and workers.

Chris Jones (2020-11-12). Chilling Times on The Greek Island of Samos. The Plight of Refugees. globalresearch.ca Bad things are happening on Samos. At the end of October the earthquake hit with all its devastating consequences as hundreds lost their homes. The damage is still being assessed. And now some 12 days later the aftershocks continue. One …

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-11-12). Hundreds perish and thousands flee to Sudan as war in Ethiopia's Tigray region continues. peoplesdispatch.org The fighting between the forces of the federal government and that of the Tigray regional government began on November 4. It has triggered fears of a full-blown civil war in Africa's second most populous country…

news.un (2020-11-12). Seafarers, heroes of the pandemic as shipping plays vital role in crisis. news.un.org The global shipping industry has played a vital role in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand for its services has limited the annual decline in maritime trade volumes to around 4.1 per cent in 2020, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in its annual report on the shipping industry on Thursday.

NARAL Pro-Choice America (2020-11-12). Tuesday 11/10: NARAL Post-Election Town Hall on Repro Rights. indybay.org Livestream online…

Jake Johnston (2020-11-12). At Odds with Presidency, a Government Watchdog is Weakened by Executive Decree. cepr.net On Friday, November 6, the Haitian government published in Le Moniteur a new decree limiting the powers of the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA). The decree itself was signed by the president and ministers nearly two months earlier, on September 9, but was not formally made public until this past weekend. The …

Protests Contintue (2020-11-12). Resistance on the Golden Gate Bridge. indybay.org The struggle goes on despite the announcement on Nov 7 that the Biden/Harris ticket won.

repost (2020-11-12). SFLC ED Rudy Gonzalez Supports SF POA Contract With City Of SF. indybay.org San Francisco Labor Council Executive Director Rudy Gonzalez supported the San Francisco Police Officer Association SFPOA | contract arguing that it was up to the Mayor and DPH. He then attacked people opposing the contract for pressuring the left Board of Supervisors to reject the contract. | How does the SF Labor Council propose to achieve that if not through contract concessions in exchange for pay hikes?>

Jeremy Gordon (2020-11-12). Is There a Cure for Burnout? thenation.com Is There a Cure for Burnout?

news.un (2020-11-12). Landmine toll still high amid concerns over COVID-19 impact on clearance efforts. news.un.org Thousands of people continue to be killed and injured every year by landmines and explosive weapons in conflicts around the world, while the COVID-19 pandemic has forced mine-clearance efforts to be scaled back, a UN-backed civil society report on the issue said on Thursday.

Reiner Fuellmich (2020-11-12). Video: "Crimes Against Humanity": The German Corona Investigation. "The PCR Pandemic" globalresearch.ca The German Corona Investigative Committee has taken testimony from a large number of international scientists and experts since July 10, 2020. | Scroll down for the Video and Full Transcript of Dr. Reiner Fuellmich's presentation. | . | Their …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-12). Greek health workers observe national protests. peoplesdispatch.org The Federation of Greek Hospital Doctors' Associations, the key organiser put forth a set of demands to fight the pandemic. These include mass recruitment and appointment to permanent positions for all doctors…

Newsclick (2020-11-12). Russia Steps in to Negotiate Halt to Fighting in Nagorno Karabakh. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha looks at the implications of the recent ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan which ended fighting in Nagorno Karabakh. He also analyzes the role of Russia…

news.un (2020-11-12). 'Bring life to those fighting for breath', UNICEF urges on World Pneumonia Day. news.un.org Pneumonia is not a new emergency, it takes the lives of some 800,000 children each year, but this year's COVID-19 pandemic makes it even more critical to stop the deadly infection, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Thursday.

The Canary (2020-11-12). More patients enduring long waits for NHS treatment. thecanary.co The number of people having to wait more than 52 weeks to start hospital treatment continues to rise, new figures show. | Across England, 139,545 people had waited more than 52 weeks to start treatment as of September this year — the highest number for any calendar month since September 2008. | In September 2019, the figure was just 1,305. | The data from NHS England also shows 1.72 million people were waiting more than 18 weeks to start treatment in September. | This is down from 1.96 million in August, but is up sharply on the equivalent figure for September 2019 of 672,112. | The total number of people a…

WSWS (2020-11-12). Australia: Growing opposition to planned school closures in northern NSW. wsws.org The plan to establish a "super-school" in Murwillumbah has provoked widespread opposition from parents and teachers who have warned of possible job cuts, land privatisation and school overcrowding.

Billie Allen (2020-11-12). A Plea from Federal Death Row: 'We Need You to Raise Your Voices'. thenation.com A Plea from Federal Death Row: 'We Need You to Raise Your Voices'

Emily Peck (2020-11-12). From Marijuana To Minimum Wage, Progressives Won Policy Fights On Election Night. zcomm.org Taken together, these types of measures could go a long way in reducing race and gender discrimination around the country…

Franklin Frederick (2020-11-12). The Coming Weeks Could be the Period of Greatest Threat to Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Trump has not yet accepted electoral defeat, and his remaining days as U.S. presidency until Biden's inauguration may represent the period of greatest threat of armed intervention in Venezuela, especially before December 6, the date of the country's next legislative …

_____ (2020-11-12). County Must Stop Development Of Moses African Cemetery. popularresistance.org As someone who grew up in Montgomery County, I've heard and seen countless declarations from acquaintances, teachers and government officials that the county is incredibly progressive when it comes to racial justice. In my experience, many of those who sustain this claim will back it up with references to the diversity of county residents or to progressive legislation such as the CROWN Act, which prohibits discrimination based on natural and protective hairstyles. | In addition, praise for Montgomery County's progressivism has almost always included some kind of juxtaposition to more "backwards" parts of Maryland…

Pip Hinman (2020-11-12). Rich Listers grow as JobSeeker is cut. greenleft.org.au The Australian Financial Review Rich List 2020 reveals that the pandemic and associated economic crisis hasn't impacted the 1%. Jim McIlroy reports.

Philip Weiss (2020-11-12). Will Trump Push Israeli Annexation Before January 20? And Israel Might Grab 'Once in a Lifetime' Chance. globalresearch.ca Trump will push annexation of West Bank, and if Netanyahu sees it as in his political interest to be antagonistic to Biden, he will accede, say two prominent Israel lobbyists. | *** | In the few weeks he has left, Donald Trump…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-12). French teachers go on national strike. peoplesdispatch.org French teachers went on strike demanding effective safety measures in school amid a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases. A key demand was recruitment so that there would be more classes with fewer students in each…

Hannah Reynolds (2020-11-12). Youth Must Lead on Climate Change Fight. progressive.org Biden will be the most progressive leader on climate to ever occupy the White House. But keeping up the pressure to act is more crucial than ever.

WSWS (2020-11-12). Workers' lives are not expendable! Take action to stop the COVID-19 pandemic! wsws.org Rank-and-file safety committees must be expanded and organized to prepare walkouts to shut down non-essential plants, warehouses and other workplaces.

Zach Conti (2020-11-12). G20 Holds Extraordinary Debt Reduction Meeting. indybay.org On Friday, the G20 convenes an extraordinary meeting on debt reduction for developing countries affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis.

Afro Urban Society (2020-11-12). Wednesday 11/11: Bakanal De Afrique (Bda) Festival. indybay.org Virtual event. Nov 6 – Nov 30. Visit website below to acquire ticket.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-12). NSW government to privatise rest of WestConnex tollway. greenleft.org.au The NSW Premier made an election promise not to privatise any more state infrastructure. Peter Boyle reports on the government's sale of the last segment of the controversial and expensive tollway.

_____ (2020-11-12). How Government And Private Industry Let The Main Street Of A Black Neighborhood Crumble. popularresistance.org Growing up in Chicago's East Garfield Park neighborhood in the 1960s, Annette Britton spent a lot of time on Madison Street. She picked up produce for her mother at N&S Certified Food Mart, skated at the Albany roller rink and went to movies at the Imperial Theatre. A neighborhood pharmacy, Sacramento Drugs, not only filled prescriptions but served customers ice cream at a diner in back. Durham's, an appliance store, sold washing machines and refrigerators. | Back then, stores, often with apartments above them, lined Madison Street from downtown west to the city limits.

C. Douglas Lummis (2020-11-12). 'We Won't Quit Until We Stop It'. thenation.com 'We Won't Quit Until We Stop It'

Akram Al-Waara (2020-11-11). Palestinians bid their final goodbyes to Saeb Erekat at mass funeral. middleeasteye.net Palestinians bid their final goodbyes to Saeb Erekat at mass funeral | Hundreds of mourners gather in Jericho to pay their respects as chief Palestinian negotiator is laid to rest | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 14: 11 | Palestinian security forces carry the casket of Saeb Erekat into his family home in Jericho (Akram al-Waara/MEE)
| The family, friends and colleagues of chief Palestinian negotiator Sae…

Health Care Voter (2020-11-11). Tuesday 11/10: #SaveTheACA Rally at Supreme Court w/ Health Care Voter (livestream). indybay.org Livestream recording of protest rally…

Raul Diego (2020-11-11). QAnon Legal Battle Against YouTube Could Transform Free Speech Online. mintpressnews.com A lawsuit brought against YouTube and parent company Google by 15 QAnon social media stars could end up in the Supreme Court and transform the meaning of online free speech in America.

WSWS (2020-11-11). US Supreme Court justices signal support for upholding Affordable Care Act. wsws.org Most of the justices gave a skeptical hearing to arguments that Obamacare should be struck down in its entirety because Congress eliminated the tax penalty for those who did not purchase insurance.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-11). Transitioning to an ecosocialist world system. greenleft.org.au Despite efforts in the Soviet Union, China and other post-revolutionary societies to create socialist systems, the efforts were hindered by complex historical, social structural, internal and external forces. Ecosocialism remains a vision, writes Hans Baer, and an overdue one.

Eds. (2020-11-11). William Morris's anti-imperialism. mronline.org William Morris is today remembered mainly for his designs. But, during his life he was one a prolific political journalist and socialist activist. Here, Peter Halton argues for the enduring relevance of his anti-imperialist writings.

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-11-11). End of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) War Now May Prove to be Compromising Solution. globalresearch.ca From the Aegean to Central Asia, people were celebrating on the streets after Azerbaijan captured large swathes of Armenian-held territory in Artsakh, or more commonly known as Nagorno-Karabakh. After a month and a half of brutal warfare with no …

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Nicaragua Celebrates 75th Birthday of President Daniel Ortega. telesurenglish.net Nicaragua celebrates today the 75th birthday of President Daniel Ortega with hundreds of messages and best wishes that have flooded social networks from the early hours of the day. | In addition to the Nicaraguan people's congratulations, other heads of state and personalities have also congratulated him, such as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | "We wish you the best; you are a reference o…

Media Lens (2020-11-11). Robert Fisk: Death of a "Controversial" Journalist. dissidentvoice.org Robert Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: 'Much of what Fisk wrote was controversial…' As John Pilger noted, in describing Fisk's journalism as 'controversial' the Independent was …

Media Lens (2020-11-11). Robert Fisk: Death of a 'Controversial' Journalist. His Legacy Will Live. globalresearch.ca Robert Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades 'Much of what Fisk …

David Swanson (2020-11-11). Everything Will Fundamentally Change. counterpunch.org In June 2019, Joe Biden promised wealthy so-called donors that nothing would fundamentally change. At this moment hundreds of millions of people — from those shooting off fireworks to those ranting as though they will soon shoot up public places in their MAGA hats — seem convinced that everything will fundamentally change. Biden was wrong.

WSWS (2020-11-11). Young people hit hard by UK jobs massacre. wsws.org More than one in 10 people aged 16-25 have lost their jobs, and just under six in 10 have seen their earnings fall since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Peter Koenig (2020-11-11). The Post Covid World, The WEF's Diabolical Project: "Resetting the Future of Work Agenda" — After "The Great Reset". A Horrifying Future. globalresearch.ca The World Economic Forum (WEF) has just published (October 2020) a so-called White Paper, entitled " This 31-page document reads like a blueprint on how to "execute" — …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-11). To 'Rebuild and Repair' After Trump Cruelty, Rights Group Gives Biden Blueprint for Racial Justice and Immigration Reform. commondreams.org "Progress on each of these fronts is desperately needed to make all families and communities safe." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Tracy Keeling (2020-11-11). Explosive survey on TB in badgers shows the 'cull' isn't just a disgrace, it's a national scandal. thecanary.co The Tory government The justification for that killing, or…

WSWS (2020-11-11). Australian Senate passes motion acknowledging "alleged" persecution of Julian Assange. wsws.org The feckless motion did not demand Assange's freedom, nor condemn his threatened extradition to the US.

RT (2020-11-11). 'Leftists are evil': Conservative actor Jon Voight says Democrats serve SATAN in pro-Trump speech (VIDEO). rt.com Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight caused a splash online after posting a short video arguing that the US presidential election was a fraud and citing an "evil" leftist alliance with Satan as the driving force. | The 'National Treasure' star said he was "disgusted with this lie that [Joe] Biden has been chosen," in the Tuesday clip, referencing the Democrats' win against Donald Trump during the November 3 contest, which Trump has challenged. | "There will be a price to pay," Voight assured viewers, warning ominously: "The ones who are jumping for joy now are jumping toward the horror they will be in for."

Eds. (2020-11-11). Intersectional frameworks and Marxist analysis. mronline.org This panel will provide an updated reflection on the relationship between Marxism and intersectionality and offer a critical gaze of what intersectionality adds (and possibly subtracts from) contemporary Marxism that is inclusive, enabling and powerful in building political practice.

Peter Linebaugh (2020-11-11). Afterword to Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program. counterpunch.org Dixi et salvavi animam meam. With these Latin words Karl Marx concludes his Critique of the Gotha Program (1875) — "I have spoken and saved my soul." One is unaccustomed to religious expression from the great communist, unless it be sarcastic, yet here he uses it to conclude a devastating analysis of the program of German workers party. What is Marx's soul? How did he save it? And what about ours?

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-11). Agreed on Armistice in Nagorno Karabakh? Brokered by Moscow. globalresearch.ca Since Azerbaijan forces attacked Armenian ones in Nagorno Karabakh (NK below) on September 27, both sides breached agreed on ceasefires three times. | Is this time different? | According to Russia's Izvestia on November 10, "Moscow has brokered an armistice in" the …

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-11). Continuity Follows All US Elections. Despite Evidence, Trump's Legal Challenges are Likely to Fail. globalresearch.ca Whenever US presidential and congressional elections are held, continuity always triumphs. | Names and faces alone change, the fundamental direction of the country doesn't miss a bit. | Presidents are figurehead fronts for imperial governance of, by, and for privileged interests at …

Editor (2020-11-11). Niños perdidos — y el imperio de los EE.UU. workers.org El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de EE.UU. ha tenido que revelar que "perdió el rastro" de las familias de 545 niños separados a la fuerza de sus padres en la frontera entre EE.UU. y México. Los niños migrantes siguen sufriendo, solos y sin padres, en los EE.UU. Una presentación judicial . . . |

WSWS (2020-11-11). More than 660 parents of separated immigrant children cannot be located by the US government. wsws.org After an ACLU lawsuit last month revealed that the parents of 545 immigrant children could not be located, a lawyer tasked with reuniting families revealed this week that the total has now risen to 666.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-11). Hologram Daddies and Posthumous Molestation. dissidentvoice.org "I can't even describe what this meant to me and my sisters, my brother, my mom and closest friends to experience together." So remarked Kim Kardashian West with thanks and appreciation for a hologram of her father, Robert Kardashian, who died in 2003. The hologram of one of O.J. Simpson's defence attorneys was a gift …

Manuela Solé (2020-11-11). Venezuelan Authorities Meet with International Criminal Court Prosecutor. venezuelanalysis.com The Attorney General invited the ICC to visit Venezuela and make a first-hand evaluation.

Global Research (2020-11-11). "The Globalization of War" and "The Globalization of Poverty" — Two Books by Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca The Globalization of War: America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky | America's hegemonic project in…

Staff (2020-11-11). Marc Steiner Show: Black and Indigenous antifascism; Cindy Blackman Santana on music and social justice. therealnews.com In the premier episode of the Marc Steiner Show, Dr. Nikki Taylor and Dr. Gerald Horne talk about the history of, and resistance to, fascist violence against Indigenous and Black communities in the US, and Cindy Blackman Santana talks about our trying times and her music's place in them.

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Colombia: Murders of Social Leaders Reach 251 So Far This Year. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (INDEPAZ) Observatory of Conflicts, Peace, and Human Rights reported that the number of social leaders' assassinations of had climbed to 251 deaths so far this year in the country. | RELATED: | The Report highlighted that the indigenous people are the sector most affected by the killings while noting that 90 of the victims were Indigenous people, 70 rural workers,…

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Rural Workers and Indigenous People Demonstrate in Paraguay. telesurenglish.net Rural workers and indigenous groups mobilized on Tuesday in Paraguay's capital, Asunción, to demand the government comply with an agreement on debt cancellation in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The protest was called by the Rural Workers, Indigenous and Popular Action Front (ACIP) and the Intersectoral Coordinator Union (CNI) | Demonstrators demand policies to tackle the COVID-19-triggered econom…

United American Indians of New England (2020-11-11). Thursday 11/26: 50th Anniversary National Day of Mourning w/ Indigenous Leaders at Plymouth, MA. indybay.org Online via livestream from Plymouth, MA…

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Brazil: Bolsonaro Rejects Biden's Comments on Amazon Rainforest. telesurenglish.net Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Wednesday slyly criticized statements made by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden who warned of economic sanctions on Brazil, if authorities failed to control wildfires in the Amazon region. | RELATED: | "We recently witnessed a candidate for the head of State say that if I dont put out the fire in the Amazon, he will raise trade barrier against Brazil," President Bolsonaro said. | The all…

Sam Pizzigati (2020-11-11). The 2020 Election as a Triumph for Democracy? Hold the Hosannas. counterpunch.org In real horse races — races that actual horses run — the winners go on to run other races. Racehorses do races. They have no other responsibility. In our political horse races, winners do have another responsibility. We expect them to go on and govern, to make and execute policy decisions. Horse races don't give

Glen Ford (2020-11-11). Corporate Democrats want to run against Trump-like Republicans forever. mronline.org Whoever wins the Electoral College, race-based politics will continue to allow the corporate rulers to ignore public demands for relief from the Race to the Bottom and endless war.

Elijah Magnier (2020-11-11). Le plan des USA pour affaiblir le Hezbollah : guerre civile et exode des chrétiens. thealtworld.com Les dirigeants politiques et religieux chrétiens du Liban sont théologiquement éloignés des chiites duodécimains, leurs objectifs politiques et idéologiques étant fondamentalement différents de ceux du Hezbollah. Gebran Bassil, le leader du plus grand groupe parlementaire chrétien at-TayyƒÅr al-Wa·π≠anƒ´ al-Hor(Courant patriotique libre ou CPL) l'a clairement exprimé dimanche dernier lors d'une allocution télévisée en réponse aux

Kimberly Villafuerte Barzola (2020-11-11). Political crisis in Peru as president impeached amid widespread elite corruption. liberationnews.org On Nov. 9, Martín Vizcarra, President of Peru, was impeached with 105 members of Congress voting in support, surpassing the 87 required.

Eds. (2020-11-11). Rosa Luxemburg: an interview with Dana Mills — Written by Katherine Connelly. mronline.org Katherine Connelly interviews Dana Mills, author of a new biography on Rosa Luxemburg, on her crucial contribution to revolutionary thought.

MEE and agencies (2020-11-11). Bahrain Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa dies aged 84. middleeasteye.net Bahrain Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa dies aged 84 | In office since 1970, Sheikh Khalifa Khalifa bin Salman was the longest-serving premier of any government in the world | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 08: 15 | Official mourning for Sheikh Khalifa, pictured praying in Manama, has been declared for a week (Reuters) | Bahrain's Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the world's longest serving prime mi…

Liberation Staff (2020-11-11). Eviction threatens tent city in Manchester, New Hampshire. liberationnews.org Governor Chris Sununu has ordered the destruction of a tent city at the Hillsborough County Superior Court, established by the city's homeless community.

RT (2020-11-11). Iran's enriched uranium stockpile is 12 TIMES over nuclear deal limit — IAEA. rt.com Iran has accumulated a low-enriched uranium stockpile that is 12 times greater than that allowed under the 2015 nuclear deal, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said. | A confidential report by the UN nuclear watchdog suggests that the total amount of enriched uranium in Iran's possession accounts for more than 2.4 tons, AP and Reuters reported, citing papers they saw. | The quantity is about 12 times higher than the limit of 202.8 kilograms set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed between Iran and Russia, China, France, Germany, the UK and EU, also known as the Iranian nuclear d…

Katie Fite (2020-11-11). Steve Herman, Warrior for Sagebrush and Beauty. counterpunch.org "Our job is to protect beauty, whether or not we admit it. One of the primary indices by which our jobs and our landscapes must be judged is the extent to which we are able to protect or restore ecological circumstances that compare favorably to those conditions that prevailed before Europeans invaded this continent, before

G. Dunkel (2020-11-11). COVID-19 surges while the economy sputters. workers.org Both the economy and COVID are vitally important issues for working people in the United States. Lost in the tension of…

Dean Baker (2020-11-11). The 8.1 Million Vote Landslide. counterpunch.org Some folks are seeing this election as a squeaker for Biden since we saw close races in key states. This has concealed the fact that Biden actually is winning the popular vote by a large margin. Since many votes are still not counted across the country I thought I would do a simple exercise where

MEE and agencies (2020-11-11). Israeli parliament approves deal establishing ties with Bahrain. middleeasteye.net Israeli parliament approves deal establishing ties with Bahrain | Agreement condemned by Palestinians as an act of betrayal passed with 62 lawmakers in favour and 14 opposed | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 07: 40 | Israel's prime minister predicted more regional countries would move to open relations with his country (AFP) | Israel's parliament on Tuesday approved a US-brokered deal establishing forma…

C.J. Hopkins (2020-11-11). The War is Over … GloboCap Triumphs! dissidentvoice.org Okay, so, that was not cool. For one terrifying moment there, it actually looked like GloboCap was going to let Russian-Asset Hitler win. Hour after hour on election night, states on the map kept turning red, or pink, or some distinctly non-blue color. Wisconsin … Michigan … Georgia … Florida. It could not be happening, …

Betsey Piette (2020-11-11). Wallace family calls for firing of police. workers.org The Oct. 26 police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia was caught on a video that went viral, bringing thousands into the streets to demand justice for the 27-year-old Black man, who had been experiencing a mental health crisis. Despite a series of 911 callers saying Wallace needed an . . . |

RT (2020-11-11). Working from home? You need to be TAXED for the privilege, Deutsche Bank proposes. rt.com Those working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic need to pay a tax to subsidize those who can't, as well as fund the infrastructure lying idle, a Deutsche Bank researcher has proposed as part of a recovery strategy. | "For years we have needed a tax on remote workers — [Covid-19] has just made it obvious," wrote Luke Templeman, a London-based 'Macro Strategist' for Deutsche Bank, in the November 2020 issue of the bank's research publication

MEE staff (2020-11-11). UK urged to boycott G20 over Saudi Arabia's plans to displace Bedouin tribe. middleeasteye.net UK urged to boycott G20 over Saudi Arabia's plans to displace Bedouin tribe | Saudi Howeitat tribe accuses Riyadh of planning to expel them from their ancestors' land to build the megacity Neom on the Red Sea | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 12: 13 | Britain's Secretary of State and Foreign Affairs, Dominic Raab (Reuters) | A Saudi tribe has called on Britain's foreign secretary to boycott the G20 Summit set to be hosted b…

RT (2020-11-11). WATCH prisoners escaping by TUNNEL as Brazilian jail witnesses 2nd breakout in 3 months. rt.com Brazil's military police revealed that 11 prisoners escaped Pato Branco Public Prison in the country's south on Tuesday morning. | The inmates were caught on film from CCTV cameras while fleeing from a tunnel they dug. | Police said the fugitives had been digging a tunnel towards a health center nearby, until they reached a water gallery. They group fled around 6: 30am local time. Military Police captain Guido Benjamin told local media that inmates escaped in ordinary outfits, so they urged the public to be on the lookout for suspicious individuals in muddy clothes. He added that it is believed that the grou…

Yasmina Allouche (2020-11-11). Algeria journalist hospitalised after facing threats for uncovering online abuse. middleeasteye.net Algeria journalist hospitalised after facing threats for uncovering online abuse | Stress of Abir Benrabah's work exposing those exploiting and blackmailing minors online said to have led to her medical condition | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 12: 19 | A medical examination reportedly concluded that Benrabah was suffering from internal bleeding due to high blood pressure (Screengrab) | An Algerian jo…

RT (2020-11-11). Brennan & other spooks go full conspiracy theorist over suggestion 'cornered' Trump will indeed 'DECLASSIFY EVERYTHING'. rt.com Former CIA director John Brennan took to CNN to speculate wildly on how Trump would dump the US' most precious military secrets out of spite. Mainstream outlets and social media alike piled on the declassification rumors. | Brennan took to CNN's airwaves on Monday to denounce Trump for firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper, claiming the axe came down over Esper's "rebuff[ing] Trump's efforts to politicize the US military." But the mind-reading went on considerably further as Brennan, aided and abetted by host Chris Cuomo, wondered aloud "who knows what else he has refused to do" — like expose the nation's d…

RT (2020-11-11). 'Like having billions of tiny 3D printers': Scientists train BACTERIA to build complex microscopic structures. rt.com Researchers at Finland's Aalto University have successfully turned bacteria into a microscopic workforce of nanobots, using molds made of hydrophobic material to create incredibly intricate three-dimensional objects. | The researchers placed the Komagataeibacter medellinensis bacteria in a mould with water and the requisite amount of nutrients like sugar, proteins and air. Once sufficiently fuelled-up, the bacteria begin to produce nano cellulose structures, in line with the hydrophobic (water repellant) mold in which they were placed. | Cellulose is the main component found in the cell walls of plants and sub…

RT (2020-11-11). 'It's about people's lives': Vaccines should not be politicized & Hungary will work with everyone on Covid-19, Hungarian FM to RT. rt.com Political tensions should not affect international cooperation in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly in the field of vaccination, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told RT. | International cooperation based on mutual respect is now more important than ever before, Szijjarto said, adding that "hypocrisy, political correctness, judging and lecturing each other should be left behind" as the world struggles to cope with the pandemic that already claimed the lives of more than 1.2 million people. | "I have a feeling that the issue of vaccines is becoming over-politicized," he said.

MEE and agencies (2020-11-11). Austria seeks to criminalise 'political Islam' as it unveils broad new anti-terror measures. middleeasteye.net Austria seeks to criminalise 'political Islam' as it unveils broad new anti-terror measures | Proposals include life sentences for those convicted of terror offences and criminalising political activity that encourages 'extremism' | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 20: 01 | Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says measures target both terror suspects and ideology that drives them (AFP/File photo) | Austri…

RT (2020-11-11). 11yo Muslim student threatened to behead teacher at Berlin primary school, teacher says. rt.com The head teacher of a primary school in Spandau, Berlin has told German media that an 11-year-old Muslim pupil threatened to behead his teacher after defending the murder of Samuel Paty in France. | Karina Jehniche, the head of the school, The pupil was also allegedly involved in a…

RT (2020-11-11). Libya peace process 'breakthrough': Warring parties agree to hold elections in 18 months, UN says. rt.com The two parties to Libya's long-lasting civil war have reached an agreement on holding nationwide elections in 18 months, the UN envoy to Libya has announced, calling it a "breakthrough" in the protracted peace process. | "There's real momentum and that's what we need to focus on and encourage," Stephanie Williams, acting special representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, said during a news conference after a round of talks between 75 UN-picked Libyan participants in Tunisia. | The representatives of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and Khalifa Haftar's Libyan Nation…

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-11). The UK Equalities Commission's Labour Antisemitism Report is the Real 'Political Interference'. counterpunch.org 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 a slightly fuller version of that article on my website.) In the piece, I reached two main conclusions. First,

John Winstead (2020-11-11). Why pharma giant Pfizer should not control the COVID vaccine. liberationnews.org Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, along with its German partner BioNTech, is hoping to cash in on the promising new vaccine for COVID-19 unveiled this week. Studies have shown that when taken twice three weeks apart, the vaccine was up to 90 percent effective at preventing symptomatic occurances of the disease compared to those who took only …

Global Research News (2020-11-11). Selected Articles: How COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Are Designed. globalresearch.ca By While vaccine makers insist that any vaccine reaching the market will have undergone rigorous testing, the way trial protocols are designed suggests these vaccines may leave …

MEE and agencies (2020-11-11). Saudi Arabia: Several wounded after blast strikes cemetery for non-Muslims. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia: Several wounded after blast strikes cemetery for non-Muslims | French foreign ministry says explosion targeted event marking end of World War One in Jeddah | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 10: 57 | An aerial picture shows deserted streets in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah (AFP) | Four people were wounded in an explosion on Wednesday at the non-Muslim cemetery in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah du…

Elijah Magnier (2020-11-11). The US plan for weakening Hezbollah: a Civil War and the Exodus of the Christians. thealtworld.com The Christian political and religious leaders of Lebanon are theologically distant from Twelver Shia; they have political and ideological objectives that fundamentally differ from those of Hezbollah. Gebran Bassil, the Leader of the larger Christian Parliamentary Group "Al tayyar al-watani al-Hurr" (Free Patriotic Movement — FPM) made this clear last Sunday in a televised statement in response to

Anand Naidoo (2020-11-11). The Heat: US post election turmoil. america.cgtn.com Post election turmoil as US President Trump ramps up charges of voter fraud while Joe Biden begins a transition to the White House.

John Schoonover (2020-11-11). The Conspiracy Against Nuclear Energy: How Big Oil Built the Ecology Movement to Demonize Nuclear Energy Competition. dissidentvoice.org Some skeptical questions Is nuclear energy safe? What can we do about the waste? What about Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima — don't they prove that we can't rely on nuclear reactors? Won't a tiny amount of radiation kill you? Why are reactors so expensive to build with so many delays? Why don't we just …

MEE and agencies (2020-11-11). Saudi Arabia: Four wounded after blast strikes cemetery for non-Muslims. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia: Four wounded after blast strikes cemetery for non-Muslims | French foreign ministry says explosion targeted event marking end of World War One in Jeddah | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 10: 57 | A picture shows the outside of a non-Muslim cemetery in the Saudi city of Jeddah where a bomb struck a World War I commemoration attended by European diplomats on 11 November 2020 leaving several…

RT (2020-11-11). The Job is Done, Corbynism is Defunct. dissidentvoice.org The job is done, Corbynism is defunct, and now Keir Starmer's Labour Party is coming for all of those who were close to him. What of Emily Thornberry? She's keeping quiet.

The Canary (2020-11-11). Hong Kong disqualifies four pro-democracy legislators. thecanary.co Hong Kong has disqualified four pro-democracy legislators. It comes after Beijing passed a resolution that would allow the local government to remove politicians from their positions if they're deemed a threat to national security.The disqualification came after meetings of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee on 10 and 11 November.China's official Xinhua news agency said the committee passed a resolution to disqualify those who: | Support Hong Kong's independence. | Refuse to acknowledge China's sovereignty over the city. | Commit acts that threaten national security. | Ask external forces to in…

RT (2020-11-11). 4 dead and 1 missing as Greek tanker collides with Turkish fishing boat in E. Mediterranean (VIDEO). rt.com A Greek crude oil tanker and a Turkish fishing vessel have collided in the Eastern Mediterranean, killing four men, amid heightened tensions over gas exploration in the contested waters. One person remains missing. | The Adana Governorate in Turkey confirmed that a collision took place between the Ephesos, a Greek-flagged tanker, and a Turkish fishing boat at 5: 50am local time on Wednesday. | The incident occurred around 15 nautical miles off the coast, not far from the city and port of Mersin. The cause of the accident was not reported. | The statement from Adana officials said search and rescue teams have re…

Ragip Soylu (2020-11-11). EXCLUSIVE: Turkish foreign minister to snub Pompeo during Istanbul visit. middleeasteye.net EXCLUSIVE: Turkish foreign minister to snub Pompeo during Istanbul visit | Outgoing secretary of state to finally travel to Turkey, though meeting the Orthodox patriarch is his priority | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 12: 12 | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the US Department of State in Washington DC on 3 April 2019 (AFP) | Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Ca…

news.un (2020-11-11). Journalists covering conflict, essential workers for a 'durable peace' says Guterres. news.un.org Reporters and other media workers in warzones across the world, are reliable witnesses who contribute to forging peace, and must be better-protected under international humanitarian law, said the UN chief on Wednesday.

_____ (2020-11-11). The Dystopic Great Reset and the Fight Back: Population Reduction and Hope for the Children of Men. strategic-culture.org

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). MoU of 7th Iran-Qatar joint commission finalized. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — The text of the MoU of the joint commission meeting on cooperation between Iran and Qatar is finalized.

The Canary (2020-11-11). Commissioner says children in care 'failed by the state' as private companies make huge profits. thecanary.co Thousands of children in care are being repeatedly moved between residential homes or living in unregulated accommodation, reporting "disgusting" and prison-like conditions, a report has found. | "Irrational system": | Some children feel "dumped" in children's homes in areas they haven't heard of. While hundreds of children who need a place can't get one anywhere in England, the children's commissioner said. Anne Longfield said those falling through the cracks of an increasingly "fragmented, uncoordinated and irrational system" risk becoming victims of criminal or sexual exploitation. | She has published…

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2020-11-11). A Plea to MPs from Mike Yeadon: "Don't Vote for Lockdown". "The Pandemic Is Over" globalresearch.ca Dear Sirs and Madams, | I am an independent scientist of over 30 years experience leading research into new medicines, operating up to Vice President and head of Respiratory Research at Pfizer, a US pharmaceutical company and founder and CEO of …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). 'Extra Sauce' to be screened at German filmfest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iran-Germany co-production 'Extra Sauce', directed by Iranian filmmaker Alireza Ghasemi, will take part in the 19th edition of Festival des Deutschen Kinos in the German city of Mainz.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2020-11-11). How COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Are Designed. globalresearch.ca There's been a lot of talk lately about whether or not the fast-tracked COVID-19 vaccine will in fact be safe and effective. While vaccine makers insist that any vaccine reaching the market will have undergone rigorous testing, the way …

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Cochabamba Prepares for the Most Massive Meeting Since Evo's Return. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former President Evo Morales arrived at midnight Wednesday in the Tropico region of Cochabamba Department, where is expected the most massive gathering since the leader's return to his homeland, on November 9. | RELATED: | "In the municipality of Chimore, many people are waiting for him," municipality of Tropico de Cochabamba's president Asterio Romero said. | It is estimated that over 50,000 people will arrive at the…

WSWS (2020-11-11). Teachers strike across France against Macron administration's "herd immunity" policy for schools. wsws.org The one-day strike followed a week of walkouts organized by rank-and-file teachers since the resumption of classes following the holiday break last Monday.

sputniknews (2020-11-11). 'Inaccurate': Pentagon Rejects Taipei's Claims That US Marines Are Training Taiwanese Counterparts. sputniknews.com After Taiwanese defense leaders publicly revealed US troops were training Taiwanese soldiers on the island, the Pentagon claimed the reports were "inaccurate." However, the US has a long history of concealing its deploying of troops to the territory, which it formally recognizes as belonging to China.

WSWS (2020-11-11). US coronavirus hospitalizations hit new peak. wsws.org The seven-day average of daily deaths in the United States surpassed 1,000 on Monday for the first time since August 22.

commondreams (2020-11-11). New Documents Reveal ICE and Private Prison Contractor Exacerbates a COVID Outbreak at Immigration Detention Center. commondreams.org ______________________________…

_____ (2020-11-11). Energy Transitions And Colonialism. popularresistance.org The year 2020 has seen an unprecedented oil price crash, causing a shock to the fossil fuel industry. The impact has been brutal among oil companies, especially in the high-cost US shale oil sector. As for oil-producing African countries, such as Angola, Algeria, Libya, and Nigeria, more economic strain has been added to their economies with mounting budget deficits and a hemorrhaging of their foreign exchange reserves. Against this backdrop, some analysts have rushed to speculate that the pandemic could kill the oil industry and help save the environment.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Iranian "That Night's Train" to vie at Greek Intl. Film Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — The film "That Night's Train" directed by Iranian filmmaker Hamidreza Ghotbi is scheduled to take part in Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People in Greece.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Iran, Syria explore avenues for boosting coop in water sector. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Syria explored avenues for implementing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) inked between the two countries in the field of water and wastewater.

Staff (2020-11-11). Days After Hopeful Pfizer Vaccine News, 82% of Doses Bought by Richest Nations. truthout.org Campaigners in the United Kingdom on Wednesday Pfizer says…

Louis Proyect (2020-11-11). From AIPAC to the Dogs of Istanbul: the 2020 DOC NYC Film Festival. counterpunch.org Launched 11 years ago, DOC NYC is the preeminent documentary film festival in the USA, and perhaps the world. Hosted by the IFC Center in NY, it will last between November 11th and 19th. Like every other festival taking place in the city since the pandemic began, it is a Virtual Festival, with individual films available

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-11). French teachers holds strike demanding safety measures in schools. peoplesdispatch.org Teachers and students across France are outraged at the government's failure to provide safety arrangements in overcrowded schools across the country in the wake of a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases…

David Hastings (2020-11-11). Is Joe Biden ready for the urgency of the climate crisis? nationofchange.org Candidate Joe Biden proposed the most ambitious climate policy of any presidential candidate in history. Can President Biden deliver?>

WSWS (2020-11-11). UK parents' strike sabotaged by trade unions and Labour Party. wsws.org National Education Union officials, led by Kevin Courtney and Mary Bousted, feared that any promotion of the parents' strike would draw behind it the active support of teachers.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Zarif, Imran Khan highlight Tehran-Islamabad coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-11). An ecoanarchist revolutionary strategy. greenleft.org.au It is with respect to means, or transition strategy, that ecosocialism and my version of ecoanarchism differ most, writes Ted Trainer.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-11). Tropical storm Eta moves towards Florida. peoplesdispatch.org According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), more than 2.5 million people from Panama to Belize have been affected by the tropical storm Eta…

2020-11-12: Social Media Postees

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Trump's Frivolous Lawsuits Are the Tip of the Iceberg in His Refusal to Concede
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
As masses of people poured into the streets to celebrate the end of Donald Trump's fascist rule, the lame duck president's lawyers were filing frivolous lawsuits in an attempt to nullify Joe Biden's victory. But none of these suits, …
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Joe Biden's victory is still a loss for humanity
Danny Haiphong | mronline.org | 2020-11-12
The Biden-Harris administration is good news for corporations, cops, war profiteers and banks too big to fail, but offers nothing to save the people and planet from multiple rises.
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Venezuela: Oil Output Falls as Tankers Approach
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-11-12
US sanctions and threats have forced a number of oil corporations to cease their dealings with Venezuela's PDVSA.
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China is Working to Expand Its Ties to Latin America
Vijay Prashad — John Ross | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-12
In mid-January 2020, 800 people gathered at Mexico's Ministry of Economy to celebrate "China Day" with a seminar on Chinese-Mexican relations. Mexico's Minister of Economy Graciela Márquez Colín, who has a PhD in economic history from Harvard University, said, "China and Mexico have to walk together, to build a stronger and more solid relationship." In…
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Joe Biden should shake hands with Nicolás Maduro
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-12
Despite the relentless aggression by the US against Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro congratulated Joe Biden on his election and expressed the hope that talks would resume. It might be a good idea for Biden to take up that offer…
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Extrajudicial Regime Change: The American Way at Home and Abroad
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
US imperialism operates domestically and abroad. | Regime change is official policy by both wings of one-party rule. | Things began in the mid-19th century by stealing half of Mexico. | Throughout…
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The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.
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There Are No War Heroes, Only War Victims: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-12
It's still really, really weird that we don't all talk about Yemen all the time. It's like there's someone in the room being tortured with a blowtorch and we're all just chatting about politics at the dinner table without noticing. | ‚ùñ | I'm sorry your election results are being disputed as fraudulent, America. Have you tried not having the single worst electoral system in the western world? | ‚ùñ | "The media do not decide who's president!"
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Syria's International Conference on Return of Refugees. A Strategic Balancing Act
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
The kinetic phase of the Hybrid War of Terror on Syria has mostly drawn to a close, as evidenced by the milestone event of the country hosting an international conference on the return of refugees, which resulted in several significant …
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Syria's International Conference On Refugees Is A Masterclass In Balancing
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-12
The kinetic phase of the Hybrid War of Terror on Syria has mostly drawn to a close, as evidenced by the milestone event of the country hosting an international conference on the return of refugees, which resulted in several significant outcomes that speak to the masterful execution of its "balancing" strategy and raise hope that the Arab Republic will eventually transform into the Eastern Mediterranean terminal point of China's visionary W-CPEC+ corridor across Eurasia. | Strategically Disarming "Weapons Of Mass Migration" | Syria's international conference on the return of refugees is a milestone event for the c…
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The Covid "Pandemic": Destroying People's Lives. Engineered Economic Depression. Global "Coup d'Etat"?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
Introduction: | Red Zones, the facemask, social distancing, the closing down of schools, colleges and universities, no more family gatherings, no birthday celebrations, music, the arts: no more cultural events, sport events are suspended, no more weddings, "love and life" is …
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Healthcare for millions on the line as ultra-right Supreme Court hears challenge to ACA
Hajira Asghar | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-12
For the third time in the past 10 years, Republicans have launched yet another legal attack at the Supreme Court in an attempt to eliminate healthcare coverage for millions.
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Peru's People Call for National March Against President Merino
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-12
Peru's social and political organizations called for a national march against the removal of former president Martin Vizcarra and the assumption of Manuel Merino as president of the Republic. | RELATED: | Peru: Vizcarra's Term at Stake Over Compromising Audios | The national march that will take place this Thursday at 17h00 local time was called through social networks with the hashtags #MerinoOut and #NationalMarch. The main gathering will take place in the Plaza San Martin, Lima. | Pe…
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French teachers go on national strike
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-12
French teachers went on strike demanding effective safety measures in school amid a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases. A key demand was recruitment so that there would be more classes with fewer students in each…
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Fighting the Wildfires of Our Dystopian Present and Future
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-12
Daria Devyatkina / CC BY 2.0] By Katharine Wilkinson / OtherWords As a writer and climate activist, I have a deep faith in our ability to heal the planet and ourselves. Even so, 2020 has been a heavy year, with the pandemic spreading, inequality growing, and our democracy fraying — all against a backdrop of wildfires and hurricanes. Our leaders have been focused on short-term profits for the few… | Source…
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'No way' to get vital humanitarian aid into Ethiopia's Tigray region, UN warns
news.un.org | 2020-11-12
With telephone lines still cut and transport links disrupted, it is impossible for humanitarians to get vital supplies into Ethiopia's Tigray region or assess evolving humanitarian needs, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.
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Mi'kmaq First Nations Coalition Takes Control Of Major Seafood Company
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-12
In a joint statement released by Mi'kmaq Coalition and Premium Brands, the purchase of Clearwater Seafood is being called the single largest investment by Indigenous group. The | Halifax-based Clearwater Seafoods was purchased by Premium Brands of British Columiba and a coaltion of Mi'kaw First Nations. The billion-dollar deal was announced on Monday, November 9, 2020. | The Mi'kmaq Coalition is a new legal entity formed for the purpose of this investment in Clearwater. The Mi'kmaq Coalition is owned collectively by participating Mi'kmaq First Nations in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
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Supreme Court Challenge To ACA Highlights Why We Need Medicare For All
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-12
Once again, the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health law passed under the Obama administration in 2010, will be in the hands of the Supreme Court. The court heard oral arguments in the case, California v. Texas, on Tuesday. A decision is expected in the spring. This is the third time the law has been tested in the Supreme Court, but this time experts are not certain the outcome will be as favorable as it was in 2012 and 2015 due to the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her replacement with Amy Coney Barrett.
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Nagorno-Karabakh Leader Revealed Moral Crisis of Armenian Troops
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
Arayik Harutyunyan, President of the de-facto state of Artsakh, has called on the region's Armenians to stop looking for traitors and return to the region. | In a video message on November 11, Harutyunyan revealed a number of moral issues that …
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CODEPINK Condemns False Accusations of Antisemitism Against GA Senate Candidate Rev. Warnock
Codepink | zcomm.org | 2020-11-12
As an organization committed to ending racism and militarism in the United States, as well as apartheid and injustice in Israel/Palestine, CODEPINK encourages Reverend Warnock to continue to speak out for freedom and equality for all in Palestine and Israel…
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There Was Actually a Lot of Good News for the Left on Election Day
Liza Featherstone | zcomm.org | 2020-11-12
Don't let the gloom of Tuesday's national elections obscure the remarkable results in lower-level races across the country. Dozens of socialists were elected to legislatures, while minimum-wage hikes, rent controls, and taxes on the rich to fund schools all won voter backing, even in very red places…
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Seafarers, heroes of the pandemic as shipping plays vital role in crisis
news.un.org | 2020-11-12
The global shipping industry has played a vital role in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand for its services has limited the annual decline in maritime trade volumes to around 4.1 per cent in 2020, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in its annual report on the shipping industry on Thursday.
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Trudeau Lobbies Biden to Maintain Climate-Destroying Trump Policy
Yves Engler | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-12
President Donald Trump's climate criminality has been shocking. His administration's contribution to worsening this existential threat to humanity will be remembered as his most damaging policy. Largely in response to the president's 'spew more fossil fuels' outlook Noam Chomsky described Trump as "the worst criminal in human history." Pressed on the matter, Chomsky recently told the…
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Brazil: Trump Ally Bolsonaro Refuses to Acknowledge Biden Win & Downplays COVID as Death Toll Mounts
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-12
The White House has ordered agencies not to cooperate with Biden's presidential transition team, and President Donald Trump continues to refuse to accept defeat in the 2020 election, which means Biden cannot receive security briefings or access government funds for the transition. But while the standoff continues in the U.S., other countries are already preparing for a new administration. For more on how the historic U.S. election is playing out internationally, we speak with analysts from around the world, including Maria Luísa Mendonàßa, director of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazi…
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Trump Loss Decreases Chance of Iran War, But Many Iraqis Fear U.S. Policy Under Biden, Too
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-12
We look at how Joe Biden's presidency will affect the U.S. footprint in the Middle East with Guardian correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, who says Biden's win is being viewed with "anxiety" by many Iraqis who are eager to avoid war between the U.S. and Iran. "Any conflict will take place on Iraqi soil," says Abdul-Ahad. "There is not much optimism. There is anxiety towards Biden and his team in the way they deal with Iraq."
www.democracynow.org/2020/11/12/ghaith_a…

South African Activist Kumi Naidoo: Trump is Attempting a Coup to Install Minority Rule
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-12
We continue to look at the world's response to the U.S. election with South African activist Kumi Naidoo, a global ambassador for Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity, former secretary general of Amnesty International and former head of Greenpeace. Naidoo says President Donald Trump's loss to Joe Biden is good news, but notes that the world lost four crucial years to tackle the climate crisis and other issues because of the Trump administration. "This is a relief, but it is not something for us to — at this stage, anyway — celebrate with any great enthusiasm," he says.
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Sunday 11/29: Dr. Benjamin Madley, "An American Genocide" Zoom Presentation
Dolores Perez Heilbron | indybay.org | 2020-11-12
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco | ZOOM PRESENTATION…
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Trump Should Now Pardon Snowden and Assange
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
Since even before Donald Trump won the 2016 election, it's been clear that the American deep state has opposed his presidency. And while Trump has deferred to the Pentagon and the CIA by maintaining their forever wars, foreign military empire, …
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Petitions, Probes and Rupert Murdoch
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-12
Australia has given the world two influential and disruptive exports in the field of media. One, currently in London's Belmarsh Prison, is facing the prospect of extradition to the United States for charges that could see him serve a 175 year sentence in a brutal, soul destroying supermax. The other, so the argument goes, should…
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Petitions, Probes and Rupert Murdoch
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-12
Australia has given the world two influential and disruptive exports in the field of media. One, currently in London's Belmarsh Prison, is facing the prospect of extradition to the United States for charges that could see him serve a 175 year sentence in a brutal, soul destroying super max. The other, so the argument goes, …
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Rival factions in Libya agree to hold elections
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-12
A preliminary agreement between rival factions in Libya lays out a roadmap for parliamentary and presidential elections in the country. The agreement comes after a ceasefire in October under UN mediation…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/12/rival-fac…

Travel to L.A. with Antaeus Theatre Company's 'Zip Code Plays' podcast series
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-12
LOS ANGELES — Celebrate the culture and history of the diverse neighborhoods of Los Angeles from the safety of your home. Antaeus Theatre Company presents The Zip Code Plays: Los Angeles, a series of six original audio plays, each set in a different L.A. zip code. Hosted by two-time Audiofile Award-winner Ramón de Ocampo and …
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Australia: Growing opposition to planned school closures in northern NSW
wsws.org | 2020-11-12
The plan to establish a "super-school" in Murwillumbah has provoked widespread opposition from parents and teachers who have warned of possible job cuts, land privatisation and school overcrowding.
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China And 14 Nations Ready To Sign World's Largest Trade Deal
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-12
China is expected to sign a mega regional trade deal with 14 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region this weekend, wrapping up a major agreement before the next United States administration comes into office, Chinese officials said on Wednesday. | Leaders from China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are expected sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as they meet via teleconference on Sunday, according to Chinese officials.
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Archbishop Viganà≤: Open Letter to Donald Trump, Warns About 'Great Reset' Plot to 'Subdue Humanity,' Destroy Freedom
His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganà≤ | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
His Excellency, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganà≤, has written yet another open letter to President Donald J. Trump. Read it in its entirety below. It is available in PDF by clicking here. Read it in Italian here….
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Resistance on the Golden Gate Bridge
Protests Contintue | indybay.org | 2020-11-12
The struggle goes on despite the announcement on Nov 7 that the Biden/Harris ticket won.
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SFLC ED Rudy Gonzalez Supports SF POA Contract With City Of SF
repost | indybay.org | 2020-11-12
San Francisco Labor Council Executive Director Rudy Gonzalez supported the San Francisco Police Officer Association SFPOA | contract arguing that it was up to the Mayor and DPH. He then attacked people opposing the contract for pressuring the left Board of Supervisors to reject the contract. | How does the SF Labor Council propose to achieve that if not through contract concessions in exchange for pay hikes?>…
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Sistas With Voices demand mass releases at San Quentin
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2020-11-12
Elsie Lee of Sistas With Voices demands mass releases not transfers of San Quentin prisoners. San Rafael, Calif. Nov. 8 — Today, prisoner support groups and family members held a spirited demonstration at San Quentin State Prison's main gate, demanding the state order a mass release of incarcerated people instead . . . | Continue reading Sistas With Voices demand mass releases at San Quentin at Workers.org
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US De-Lists Uyghur Terrorist Organization Aimed at China
Anthony Cartalucci | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-12
The US State Department quietly de-listed the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) — a terrorist organization linked to Al Qaeda. | AFP in an article titled, "US removes group targeted by China from terror list," would report: The United States said Friday it had removed from its list of terror groups a shadowy faction regularly blamed by China to justify its harsh crackdown in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang region. | In a notice in the Federal Register, which publishes new…
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Jack Halberstam's Call of the Wild
Taliah Mancini | thenation.com | 2020-11-12
Jack Halberstam's Call of the Wild…
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A Plea from Federal Death Row: 'We Beg You to Raise Your Voices'
Billie Allen | thenation.com | 2020-11-12
A Plea from Federal Death Row: 'We Beg You to Raise Your Voices'…
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Another Official Dismissed at the Pentagon as Trump Continues Unusual Shake-up
Lee Fang | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
The sweeping dismissal of Pentagon officials, an overhaul that began on Monday with President Donald Trump's sudden firing of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, has continued. The Intercept has learned that Mark Tomb, the deputy chief of …
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Landmine toll still high amid concerns over COVID-19 impact on clearance efforts
news.un.org | 2020-11-12
Thousands of people continue to be killed and injured every year by landmines and explosive weapons in conflicts around the world, while the COVID-19 pandemic has forced mine-clearance efforts to be scaled back, a UN-backed civil society report on the issue said on Thursday.
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Thursday 11/19: Breaking Away from Plastics Dependence w. EarthDay.org
EarthDay | indybay.org | 2020-11-12
Online webinar…
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Far-Right Extremists Heading to Washington Amid Talk of Trump "Coup"
splcenter.org | 2020-11-12
A cluster of far-right extremists including neo-fascists, white nationalists and militia members are expected to descend on Washington D.C. Saturday, amidst President Trump's refusal to accept his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
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At Odds with Presidency, a Government Watchdog is Weakened by Executive Decree
Jake Johnston | cepr.net | 2020-11-12
On Friday, November 6, the Haitian government published in Le Moniteur a new decree limiting the powers of the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA). The decree itself was signed by the president and ministers nearly two months earlier, on September 9, but was not formally made public until this past weekend. The …
cepr.net/at-odds-with-presidency-a-gover…

Tuesday 11/10: NARAL Post-Election Town Hall on Repro Rights
NARAL Pro-Choice America | indybay.org | 2020-11-12
Livestream online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/10/1883839…

Biden's victory shifts the balance of power in Washington
Daniel Haufler | indybay.org | 2020-11-12
Oh, it's going to be so nice when you hardly hear from Trump any more. | Daniel Haufler is the responsible editor for the online debate magazine Gegenblende and its podcasts.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/12/1883844…

Video: "Crimes Against Humanity": The German Corona Investigation. "The PCR Pandemic"
Reiner Fuellmich | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
The German Corona Investigative Committee has taken testimony from a large number of international scientists and experts since July 10, 2020. | Scroll down for the Video and Full Transcript of Dr. Reiner Fuellmich's presentation. | . | Their …
globalresearch.ca/video-crimes-against-h…

Is Silver Leading Bitcoin or Is Bitcoin Leading Silver?
Hubert Moolman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
Is silver leading Bitcoin or is Bitcoin leading silver? Well, it depends on which time framing one is looking at. | On this chart comparison below, silver appears to be leading the way higher compared to Bitcoin: | . | . | I have …
globalresearch.ca/is-silver-leading-bitc…

Trump's UAE Arms Sale Means More Slaughter in Yemen
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-12
The Trump Administration has approved a $23.37 billion arms sale to the United Arab Emirates. A November 10 statement from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that the UAE needs the weapons in order to "defend itself against heightened threats from Iran." That sounds better than admitting that the UAE will use the weapons…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/12/trumps-uae-a…

Thousands protest in Peru against impeachment, pandemic and economic implosion
wsws.org | 2020-11-12
In Lima, Peru's capital, the decision to replace Martín Vizcarra with Manuel Merino brought many people into the streets.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/12/peru…

Oregon City Voters Recall Mayor
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-12
Oregon City residents voted to remove Mayor Dan Holladay from office after a committee mounted a monthslong campaign to recall him. | The Clackamas County elections website at 8 p.m. Tuesday reported that of more than 13,500 votes cast, 68% voted in favor of ousting the mayor, while 32% voted not to recall him. Oregon City has 26,259 eligible voters, according to the elections website. | The ballot question asked residents, "Do you vote to recall Dan Holladay from the office of Mayor?"
popularresistance.org/oregon-city-voters…

The Living Flame: The Revolutionary Passion of Rosa Luxemburg by Paul Le Blanc reviewed by Kaitlin Peters
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-12
The collection begins with the essay, 'Rosa Luxemburg (1871–1919)', that more broadly reviews Luxemburg's theoretical contributions and political interventions from 1871 to 1919.
mronline.org/2020/11/12/the-living-flame…

Australian government slashes JobSeeker to force more workers into low-paid jobs
wsws.org | 2020-11-12
Both major parties agree on using the mass unemployment and financial distress triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic to further restructure economic and social relations in the interests of the capitalist class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/12/welf…

Massachusetts governor pushes for in-person learning as COVID-19 cases surge
wsws.org | 2020-11-12
As Massachusetts reports over 2,000 daily cases for the first time since the spring, Republican Governor Charlie Baker and state officials are continuing their pressure campaign to herd students and teachers back into classrooms.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/12/mass…

How diverse, progressive coalitions can build power in Florida
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-12
TRNN's Marc Steiner talks with Rachel Gilmer, co-director of Dream Defenders, about long-term strategies for progressives to build power in Florida with young, working-class, and ethnically diverse communities.
therealnews.com/how-diverse-progressive-…

Consumer Price Index: "There is Zero Basis for any Concerns About Inflation"
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-11-12
(This is a compilation of Dean Baker's quick-take analysis over Twitter. Follow @DeanBaker13 on Twitter to get his quick-take analysis of government data immediately upon release.) US CPI overall and core CPI were both flat in October, up 1.2 percent and 1.6 percent year over year, respectively. A sharp drop in energy prices lowered overall …
cepr.net/prices-2020-11/

US Covid task force chief Fauci says coronavirus vaccines should reach all parts of the world, not only rich states
rt.com | 2020-11-12
America's top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has called on pharmaceutical companies and institutes developing coronavirus vaccines to ensure that they are available in all countries, not only the wealthy ones. | As companies talk about the ability to make billions of doses, "we don't need hundreds of millions for the rich countries," Fauci told a webinar held by British thinktank Chatham House. | "We need billions [of vaccine doses], so whether you live in the darkest part of the developing world, or if you live in London, you should have the same access." | Vaccines clearly have the potential to…
rt.com/usa/506514-fauci-vaccines-availab…

Bertold Brecht: Collectivism and dialectical materialism in practice
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-12
Above all, the better part of that generation, to which Brecht belonged, still aimed at the ultimate defeat of capitalism.
mronline.org/2020/11/12/bertold-brecht-c…

Who Says H.S. Juniors Can't Ease Schools Other Headaches?
Barbara G. Ellis | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-12
Amid the current unemployment statistics of 66.7 million filings since March–excluding the 1.3 million not looking for work–it clearly is no time for high school students to be invading the part-time adult workforce, perhaps even for gig labor. Because I'd been a high school teacher (Maine, Oregon) and at 15 held two part-time jobs, I…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/12/who-says-h-s…

Maryland governor re-imposes restrictions as COVID-19 cases reach record levels in the Washington, DC region
wsws.org | 2020-11-12
Daily COVID-19 cases have more than doubled in the past month throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/12/mary…

From Marijuana To Minimum Wage, Progressives Won Policy Fights On Election Night
Emily Peck | zcomm.org | 2020-11-12
Taken together, these types of measures could go a long way in reducing race and gender discrimination around the country…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/from-marijuana-to-…

Is There a Cure for Burnout?
Jeremy Gordon | thenation.com | 2020-11-12
Is There a Cure for Burnout?
thenation.com/article/culture/anne-helen…

'Bring life to those fighting for breath', UNICEF urges on World Pneumonia Day
news.un.org | 2020-11-12
Pneumonia is not a new emergency, it takes the lives of some 800,000 children each year, but this year's COVID-19 pandemic makes it even more critical to stop the deadly infection, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

The Coming Weeks Could be the Period of Greatest Threat to Venezuela
Franklin Frederick | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
Trump has not yet accepted electoral defeat, and his remaining days as U.S. presidency until Biden's inauguration may represent the period of greatest threat of armed intervention in Venezuela, especially before December 6, the date of the country's next legislative …
globalresearch.ca/coming-weeks-period-gr…

Friday 11/13: Online Socialism Forum – What's next for the people's movement?
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2020-11-12
Register here: bit.ly/fight4socialism…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/12/1883843…

Metro Detroit hospitalizations rise sharply as second wave of COVID-19 cases surges across Michigan
wsws.org | 2020-11-12
An alarming surge in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is underway in metropolitan Detroit and throughout the state of Michigan, threatening to overrun the capacity of the health care system.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/12/mich…

Will Trump Push Israeli Annexation Before January 20? And Israel Might Grab 'Once in a Lifetime' Chance
Philip Weiss | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
Trump will push annexation of West Bank, and if Netanyahu sees it as in his political interest to be antagonistic to Biden, he will accede, say two prominent Israel lobbyists. | *** | In the few weeks he has left, Donald Trump…
globalresearch.ca/trump-push-israeli-ann…

How Government And Private Industry Let The Main Street Of A Black Neighborhood Crumble
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-12
Growing up in Chicago's East Garfield Park neighborhood in the 1960s, Annette Britton spent a lot of time on Madison Street. She picked up produce for her mother at N&S Certified Food Mart, skated at the Albany roller rink and went to movies at the Imperial Theatre. A neighborhood pharmacy, Sacramento Drugs, not only filled prescriptions but served customers ice cream at a diner in back. Durham's, an appliance store, sold washing machines and refrigerators. | Back then, stores, often with apartments above them, lined Madison Street from downtown west to the city limits.
popularresistance.org/how-government-and…

Greek health workers observe national protests
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-12
The Federation of Greek Hospital Doctors' Associations, the key organiser put forth a set of demands to fight the pandemic. These include mass recruitment and appointment to permanent positions for all doctors…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/12/greek-hea…

Get out, 45!
Editor | workers.org | 2020-11-12
President-elect Joe Biden probably scored a few debating points with voters when he said, bluntly, to the 45th president: "Will you shut up already?" Now the question has become: Will he concede already? But Trump is defying tradition and insisting, over appeals from some of his advisors and family members . . . | Continue reading Get out, 45! at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/11/52405/?utm_source=rs…

German schools become coronavirus hotspots: 300,000 students in quarantine
wsws.org | 2020-11-12
Although studies show that the closure of schools, day-care centres and non-essential businesses effectively slow down the increase of infections, governments in Germany and Europe generally reject such closures.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/scho…

Mexico police shoots at anti-femicide protest in Cancún
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-12
On November 9, Mexico's police open fired at a protest against femicides in Cancún. Three reporters were injured because of police violence, one of them suffering bullet wounds. The latest femicide was that of 20-year old Bianca "Alexis" Lorenzana whose dismembered body was found days after she disappeared.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/12/mexico-po…

The Biosecurity Myth That is Destroying Small Farming
Lucile Leclair | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-12
Chen Yun's pigs stopped eating, then developed a fever. Within a week, all 10,000 on his farm in Jiangxi, in southeast China, had died of African swine fever (ASF). In 2018-19 the virus affected every province and led to the slaughter of half the country's pigs. The outbreak spread from China to Southeast Asia; the…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/12/the-biosecur…

'We Won't Quit Until We Stop It'
C. Douglas Lummis | thenation.com | 2020-11-12
'We Won't Quit Until We Stop It'…
thenation.com/article/world/covid-protes…

Capital of Biggest US State Seeks Medical Exchange with Cuba
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
The Mayor and City Council of Sacramento, California passed a resolution Tuesday night urging the U.S. President and Congress to lift restrictions on access to Cuban medical expertise. | *** | The capital city of the most populous state in the United …
globalresearch.ca/capital-biggest-us-sta…

Black Lives Matter — from Nigeria to the U.S
Olujimi Alade | workers.org | 2020-11-12
People protest against abuses by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos, Nigeria, Oct. 12. As a Nigerian-American, I was very disappointed in myself for my lack of knowledge about #EndSARS protests in Nigeria that have captivated the world recently. (In Nigeria, SARS stands for the so-called "Special Anti-Robbery Squad" . . . | Continue reading Black Lives Matter — from Nigeria to the U.S. at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/11/52396/?utm_source=rs…

Paris beefs up policing amid 'lack of respect' for Covid-19 rules as France mulls tighter lockdown
rt.com | 2020-11-12
France is to increase policing in Paris and other big cities amid a "lack of respect" for Covid restrictions, the prime minister has said, warning that lockdown could be tightened if the situation worsens in the coming days. | Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, PM Jean Castex confirmed that France's current measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 would remain unchanged for the next fortnight, explaining it would be "irresponsible" to lift them now amid serious pressure on the health system. | Currently, someone is admitted to hospital in France every 30 seconds and to intensive care every three minute…
rt.com/news/506533-covid-lockdown-polici…

US De-Lists Uyghur Terrorist Organization Aimed at China
Brian Berletic | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
AFP in an article titled, "US removes group targeted by China from terror list," would report: | The United States said Friday it had removed from its list of terror groups a shadowy faction regularly blamed by China to justify | …
globalresearch.ca/us-de-lists-uyghur-ter…

After Jeddah attack, Saudi crown prince vows to strike 'with iron fist' anyone threatening kingdom's security
rt.com | 2020-11-12
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that those who would endanger the kingdom's security and stability would face Riyadh's "iron fist," a day after a grenade attack at a non-Muslim cemetery in the city of Jeddah. | "We will continue to hit with an iron fist against anyone who thinks of threatening our security and stability," the prince said in a speech addressing the Shura Council, the kingdom's top advisory body. | "We will continue to confront any extremist behavior and ideas," he added. Mohammed bin Salman said that his country, the birthplace of Islam, rejects any terrorist acts and is determined…
rt.com/news/506538-saudi-arabia-extremis…

Saturday 11/14: Imaging Unprecedented Times: an outdoor photo exhibit
Class Conscious Photographers | indybay.org | 2020-11-12
Silicon Valley De-Bug | 701 Lenzen Avenue | San José, CA 95126…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/10/1883839…

U.S. Presidential Election: Open Your Eyes!
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-12
Thierry MEYSSAN | The U.S. presidential election of 2020 confirms the general trend since the dissolution of the Soviet Union: the U.S. population is going through a crisis of civilization and is inexorably heading inexorably towards a new civil war that should logically lead to the partition of the country. This instability should result in the end of the West as a hyper-power. | In order to understand what is happening, it is necessary to overcome the fear of the European elites in the face of the impending disappearance of the power that has protected them for three-quarters of a century; and to look honestly…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/12/u-…

Saturday 11/14: Online Assembly: Lock It Down…Now What?
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-11-12
Zoom – Online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/11/1883841…

County Must Stop Development Of Moses African Cemetery
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-12
As someone who grew up in Montgomery County, I've heard and seen countless declarations from acquaintances, teachers and government officials that the county is incredibly progressive when it comes to racial justice. In my experience, many of those who sustain this claim will back it up with references to the diversity of county residents or to progressive legislation such as the CROWN Act, which prohibits discrimination based on natural and protective hairstyles. | In addition, praise for Montgomery County's progressivism has almost always included some kind of juxtaposition to more "backwards" parts of Maryland…
popularresistance.org/county-must-stop-d…

Identity politics, the far right, and masks
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-12
On the right, identity politics is leveraged to deliberately divide and fracture workers, pitting them against each other, most frequently on the basis of race, gender, religion, or nationality.
mronline.org/2020/11/12/identity-politic…

Workers' lives are not expendable! Take action to stop the COVID-19 pandemic!
wsws.org | 2020-11-12
Rank-and-file safety committees must be expanded and organized to prepare walkouts to shut down non-essential plants, warehouses and other workplaces.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/12/pers…

Rich Listers grow as JobSeeker is cut
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-12
The Australian Financial Review Rich List 2020 reveals that the pandemic and associated economic crisis hasn't impacted the 1%. Jim McIlroy reports.
greenleft.org.au/content/rich-listers-gr…

A Plea from Federal Death Row: 'We Need You to Raise Your Voices'
Billie Allen | thenation.com | 2020-11-12
A Plea from Federal Death Row: 'We Need You to Raise Your Voices'…
thenation.com/article/society/federal-de…

Unemployment crisis continues unabated
Patricia Gorky | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-12
More than 1 million people filed for unemployment assistance last week according to new figures released today.
liberationnews.org/unemployment-crisis-c…

G20 Holds Extraordinary Debt Reduction Meeting
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2020-11-12
On Friday, the G20 convenes an extraordinary meeting on debt reduction for developing countries affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/12/1883843…

Sri Lankan government lifts limited lockdown despite rising infections
wsws.org | 2020-11-12
From the beginning of October, the grossly understated official number of cases has increased dramatically by more than 10,000, while the death toll has risen by 33, or more than tripled.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/12/slco…

Russia Steps in to Negotiate Halt to Fighting in Nagorno Karabakh
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-12
Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha looks at the implications of the recent ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan which ended fighting in Nagorno Karabakh. He also analyzes the role of Russia…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/12/russia-st…

Biden will fail to bring back "normal" politics
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-12
Analysts are still grappling with the fallout from the US election. Trumpism proved a far more enduring and alluring phenomenon than most media pundits expected. Defying predictions, Trump improved his share of the overall vote compared to his 2016 win, and he surprised even his own team by increasing his share of minority voters and …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/biden-will-fa…

North Dakota reaches 100 percent hospital capacity, tells health care workers to continue working if infected with COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-11-12
North Dakota is facing a critical health emergency, with hospitals at full capacity. The state's herd immunity policy has resulted in a crisis so dire that infected health care workers are being told to continue working to avoid staff shortages…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/12/ndcv…

Attacking Science as the Virus Surges
Dan Landau | thenation.com | 2020-11-12
Attacking Science as the Virus Surges…
thenation.com/article/activism/attacking…

Chilling Times on The Greek Island of Samos. The Plight of Refugees
Chris Jones | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
Bad things are happening on Samos. At the end of October the earthquake hit with all its devastating consequences as hundreds lost their homes. The damage is still being assessed. And now some 12 days later the aftershocks continue. One …
globalresearch.ca/chilling-times-samos/5…

Who Chooses the Official, Governmentally-Approved "Health Experts"?
Prof. Bill Willers | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
"My budget [is] highly earmarked, so it is driven by what I call donor interests." — Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, 2014 | "For the world at large, normalcy only returns when we've largely vaccinated the …
globalresearch.ca/who-chooses-official-g…

Atlanta 'Dancing in the streets'
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2020-11-12
Women celebrate Trump's defeat in Atlanta, Ga., on Nov. 7. Nov. 8 –After spending days watching scenes of hundreds of election workers working long hours processing mail-in ballots in arenas and convention centers across metro Atlanta, this writer decided to attend a "Voters Decide" event at Freedom Park. It was . . . | Continue reading Atlanta 'Dancing in the streets' at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/11/52402/?utm_source=rs…

Chilling Times on Samos
Chris Jones | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-12
Bad things are happening on Samos. At the end of October the earthquake hit with all its devastating consequences as hundreds lost their homes. The damage is still being assessed. And now some 12 days later the aftershocks continue. One …
globalresearch.ca/chilling-times-samos/5…

Youth Must Lead on Climate Change Fight
Hannah Reynolds | progressive.org | 2020-11-12
Biden will be the most progressive leader on climate to ever occupy the White House. But keeping up the pressure to act is more crucial than ever.
progressive.org/op-eds/youth-must-lead-c…

The whitewashing of ME just continued. Long Covid patients could be next
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-11-12
THIS JOURNALIST'S PARTNER LIVES WITH SEVERAL OF THE ILLNESSES MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE. ONE OF THE DOCTORS MENTIONED IS ALSO THEIR FAMILY GP. | The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has left some people living with so-called " long Covid". Updated official guidance for another, extremely similar illness has shone a light into future treatment for these coronavirus " long-haulers". It looks worrying, and like a whitewashing; one that has implica…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/11/12/the-whit…

The Heat: U.S. prepares for worst days ahead with COVID-19
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2020-11-12
The United States is preparing for its worst days ahead with coronavirus cases spiking across the entire country.
america.cgtn.com/2020/11/12/the-heat-u-s…

Ethnicity and clinical outcomes in COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Shirley Sze, Daniel Pan, Clareece R. Nevill, Laura J. Gray, Christopher A. Martin, Joshua Nazareth, Jatinder S. Minhas, Pip Divall, Kamlesh Khunti, Keith R. Abrams, Laura B. Nellums, Manish Pareek | thelancet.com | 2020-11-12
Individuals of Black and Asian ethnicity are at increased risk of COVID-19 infection compared to White individuals; Asians may be at higher risk of ITU admission and death. These findings are of critical public health importance in informing interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality amongst ethnic minority groups.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30374-6/fulltext?rss=yes

Men Are Being Fired for Being Caregivers. Here's Why that Hurts Women Too
Ria Tabacco Mar | aclu.org | 2020-11-12
One of the simplest joys of expecting a baby is sharing the news with other people. That wasn't the case for Steven van Soeren, a product designer for Disney's streaming service, when his wife became pregnant., , "You shouldn't have a kid," one Disney coworker told him, according to allegations in his complaint. "I don't know why he decided to have a kid," said another within earshot of van Soeren., , Objections to van Soeren becoming a…
aclu.org/news/womens-rights/men-are-bein…

New Data Lays Bare Massive Inequalities Between Schools Within Same District
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-12
At Ronald D. O'Neal Elementary School, in Elgin, Illinois, none of the third graders could read and write at grade level according to state tests in 2019. Nearly 90 percent of the school population is considered low-income and nearly three-quarters are labeled English learners, meaning that the state language arts test assesses their reading and writing ability in a language they're still trying to learn. | Just nine miles away sits Centennial Elementary School, where 73 percent of third grad…
truthout.org/articles/new-data-lays-bare…

Wednesday 11/11: Bakanal De Afrique (Bda) Festival
Afro Urban Society | indybay.org | 2020-11-12
Virtual event. Nov 6 – Nov 30. Visit website below to acquire ticket.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/10/1883839…

UCSF Hospital Bosses Cutting Staffing In Middle Of Covid Pandemic!
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-11-12
CNA UCSF nurses and workers from AFSCME 3299 and CWA UPTE spoke up against the cutbacks of nurses and other staff threatening the health and safety of the workers and patients. The UCSF management, UC Regents and Governor Newsom according to the workers are continuing to put profit before patients and workers.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/10/1883839…

How Big Tech and the GOP fueled the rise of QAnon
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-12
Donald Trump is throwing red meat to followers of the QAnon conspiracy, a primary vehicle of disinformation and far-right bile that could shape the outcome of the 2020 election.
therealnews.com/how-big-tech-and-the-gop…

Hundreds perish and thousands flee to Sudan as war in Ethiopia's Tigray region continues
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-12
The fighting between the forces of the federal government and that of the Tigray regional government began on November 4. It has triggered fears of a full-blown civil war in Africa's second most populous country…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/12/hundreds-…

NSW government to privatise rest of WestConnex tollway
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-12
The NSW Premier made an election promise not to privatise any more state infrastructure. Peter Boyle reports on the government's sale of the last segment of the controversial and expensive tollway.
greenleft.org.au/content/nsw-government-…

South Africa's Communists condemn possible release of Chris Hani's assassin
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-12
The South African Communist Party (SACP) voiced strong opposition to the application for the release of the murderer of its former general secretary Chris Hani. Janusz Walus was jailed for life for the 1993 killing, which took place while negotiations to end the country's racist apartheid system were at an advanced stage. Walus's latest parole …
peoplesworld.org/article/south-africas-c…

Fascism, Trumpism and the Future
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-12
Fascism is both a symptom and the essence of capitalism in decay. Its development into a movement tends to begin when small-time capitalists (the petit bourgeoisie, if you will) see their wealth, political power and survival as a stratum of society disappearing in the maws of the giant monopolies and financial houses. Not having the…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/12/fascism-trum…

Venezuelan Authorities Meet with International Criminal Court Prosecutor
Manuela Solé | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-11-11
The Attorney General invited the ICC to visit Venezuela and make a first-hand evaluation.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15047

Rural Workers and Indigenous People Demonstrate in Paraguay
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-11
Rural workers and indigenous groups mobilized on Tuesday in Paraguay's capital, Asunción, to demand the government comply with an agreement on debt cancellation in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The Guarani Language Has Its First Dictionary in Paraguay | The protest was called by the Rural Workers, Indigenous and Popular Action Front (ACIP) and the Intersectoral Coordinator Union (CNI) | Demonstrators demand policies to tackle the COVID-19-triggered econom…
telesurenglish.net/news/Rural-Workers-an…

Colombia: Murders of Social Leaders Reach 251 So Far This Year
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-11
Colombia's Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (INDEPAZ) Observatory of Conflicts, Peace, and Human Rights reported that the number of social leaders' assassinations of had climbed to 251 deaths so far this year in the country. | RELATED: | Colombia: Three People Killed by Armed Groups in Antioquia | The Report highlighted that the indigenous people are the sector most affected by the killings while noting that 90 of the victims were Indigenous people, 70 rural workers,…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-Murders…

Marc Steiner Show: Black and Indigenous antifascism; Cindy Blackman Santana on music and social justice
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-11
In the premier episode of the Marc Steiner Show, Dr. Nikki Taylor and Dr. Gerald Horne talk about the history of, and resistance to, fascist violence against Indigenous and Black communities in the US, and Cindy Blackman Santana talks about our trying times and her music's place in them.
therealnews.com/marc-steiner-show-black-…

Thursday 11/26: 50th Anniversary National Day of Mourning w/ Indigenous Leaders at Plymouth, MA
United American Indians of New England | indybay.org | 2020-11-11
Online via livestream from Plymouth, MA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/10/1883838…

Nicaragua Celebrates 75th Birthday of President Daniel Ortega
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-11
Nicaragua celebrates today the 75th birthday of President Daniel Ortega with hundreds of messages and best wishes that have flooded social networks from the early hours of the day. | In addition to the Nicaraguan people's congratulations, other heads of state and personalities have also congratulated him, such as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Nicaragua Honors Commander Carlos Fonseca on 44 Years of His Death | "We wish you the best; you are a reference o…
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'Leftists are evil': Conservative actor Jon Voight says Democrats serve SATAN in pro-Trump speech (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-11-11
Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight caused a splash online after posting a short video arguing that the US presidential election was a fraud and citing an "evil" leftist alliance with Satan as the driving force. | The 'National Treasure' star said he was "disgusted with this lie that [Joe] Biden has been chosen," in the Tuesday clip, referencing the Democrats' win against Donald Trump during the November 3 contest, which Trump has challenged. | "There will be a price to pay," Voight assured viewers, warning ominously: "The ones who are jumping for joy now are jumping toward the horror they will be in for."
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The Post Covid World, The WEF's Diabolical Project: "Resetting the Future of Work Agenda" — After "The Great Reset". A Horrifying Future
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-11
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has just published (October 2020) a so-called White Paper, entitled " Resetting the Future of Work Agenda — in a Post-Covid World". | This 31-page document reads like a blueprint on how to "execute" — | …
globalresearch.ca/world-economic-forum-s…

Intersectional frameworks and Marxist analysis
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-11
This panel will provide an updated reflection on the relationship between Marxism and intersectionality and offer a critical gaze of what intersectionality adds (and possibly subtracts from) contemporary Marxism that is inclusive, enabling and powerful in building political practice.
mronline.org/2020/11/11/intersectional-f…

Afterword to Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program
Peter Linebaugh | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-11
Dixi et salvavi animam meam. With these Latin words Karl Marx concludes his Critique of the Gotha Program (1875) — "I have spoken and saved my soul." One is unaccustomed to religious expression from the great communist, unless it be sarcastic, yet here he uses it to conclude a devastating analysis of the program of German workers party. What is Marx's soul? How did he save it? And what about ours?
counterpunch.org/2020/11/11/afterword-to…

Niños perdidos — y el imperio de los EE.UU
Editor | workers.org | 2020-11-11
El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de EE.UU. ha tenido que revelar que "perdió el rastro" de las familias de 545 niños separados a la fuerza de sus padres en la frontera entre EE.UU. y México. Los niños migrantes siguen sufriendo, solos y sin padres, en los EE.UU. Una presentación judicial . . . | Continue reading Niños perdidos — y el imperio de los EE.UU. at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/11/52372/?utm_source=rs…

"The Globalization of War" and "The Globalization of Poverty" — Two Books by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-11
Special Price: $29.00 for two books!: | Click here to order! | The Globalization of War: America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky | America's hegemonic project in…
globalresearch.ca/the-globalization-of-w…

To 'Rebuild and Repair' After Trump Cruelty, Rights Group Gives Biden Blueprint for Racial Justice and Immigration Reform
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-11
"Progress on each of these fronts is desperately needed to make all families and communities safe." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Tuesday 11/10: #SaveTheACA Rally at Supreme Court w/ Health Care Voter (livestream)
Health Care Voter | indybay.org | 2020-11-11
Livestream recording of protest rally…
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US Supreme Court justices signal support for upholding Affordable Care Act
wsws.org | 2020-11-11
Most of the justices gave a skeptical hearing to arguments that Obamacare should be struck down in its entirety because Congress eliminated the tax penalty for those who did not purchase insurance.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/11/cour…

Supreme Court Challenge to ACA Highlights Why We Need Medicare for All
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-11
Once again, the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health law passed under the Obama administration in 2010, will be in the hands of the Supreme Court. The court heard oral arguments in the case, California v. Texas, on Tuesday. A decision is expected in the spring. This is the third time the law has been tested in the Supreme Court, but this time experts are not certain the outcome will be as favorable as it was in 2012 and 2015 due to the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her replac…
truthout.org/articles/supreme-court-chal…

QAnon Legal Battle Against YouTube Could Transform Free Speech Online
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-11
A lawsuit brought against YouTube and parent company Google by 15 QAnon social media stars could end up in the Supreme Court and transform the meaning of online free speech in America.
mintpressnews.com/qanon-lawsuit-against-…

Palestinians bid their final goodbyes to Saeb Erekat at mass funeral
Akram Al-Waara | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-11
Palestinians bid their final goodbyes to Saeb Erekat at mass funeral | Hundreds of mourners gather in Jericho to pay their respects as chief Palestinian negotiator is laid to rest | Akram Al-Waara | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 14: 11 | Palestinian security forces carry the casket of Saeb Erekat into his family home in Jericho (Akram al-Waara/MEE) | The family, friends and colleagues of chief Palestinian negotiator Sae…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/palestine-sae…

Everything Will Fundamentally Change
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-11
In June 2019, Joe Biden promised wealthy so-called donors that nothing would fundamentally change. At this moment hundreds of millions of people — from those shooting off fireworks to those ranting as though they will soon shoot up public places in their MAGA hats — seem convinced that everything will fundamentally change. Biden was wrong.
counterpunch.org/2020/11/11/everything-w…

Young people hit hard by UK jobs massacre
wsws.org | 2020-11-11
More than one in 10 people aged 16-25 have lost their jobs, and just under six in 10 have seen their earnings fall since the coronavirus pandemic began.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/11/jobs…

Explosive survey on TB in badgers shows the 'cull' isn't just a disgrace, it's a national scandal
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-11-11
The Tory government announced in September that it had approved the further killing of tens of thousands of badgers in England. According to the Badger Trust, since 2013 over 100,000 badgers — a supposedly 'protected' species — have been killed in the country. | The justification for that killing, or…
thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discover…

Hologram Daddies and Posthumous Molestation
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-11
"I can't even describe what this meant to me and my sisters, my brother, my mom and closest friends to experience together." So remarked Kim Kardashian West with thanks and appreciation for a hologram of her father, Robert Kardashian, who died in 2003. The hologram of one of O.J. Simpson's defence attorneys was a gift …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/hologram-dadd…

Continuity Follows All US Elections. Despite Evidence, Trump's Legal Challenges are Likely to Fail
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-11
Whenever US presidential and congressional elections are held, continuity always triumphs. | Names and faces alone change, the fundamental direction of the country doesn't miss a bit. | Presidents are figurehead fronts for imperial governance of, by, and for privileged interests at …
globalresearch.ca/continuity-follows-all…

Agreed on Armistice in Nagorno Karabakh? Brokered by Moscow
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-11
Since Azerbaijan forces attacked Armenian ones in Nagorno Karabakh (NK below) on September 27, both sides breached agreed on ceasefires three times. | Is this time different? | According to Russia's Izvestia on November 10, "Moscow has brokered an armistice in" the …
globalresearch.ca/agreed-armistice-nagor…

Australian Senate passes motion acknowledging "alleged" persecution of Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2020-11-11
The feckless motion did not demand Assange's freedom, nor condemn his threatened extradition to the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/11/assa…

Journalists covering conflict, essential workers for a 'durable peace' says Guterres
news.un.org | 2020-11-11
Reporters and other media workers in warzones across the world, are reliable witnesses who contribute to forging peace, and must be better-protected under international humanitarian law, said the UN chief on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

UN warns that millions are at risk of displacement as Ethiopia approaches possible civil war
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2020-11-11
The United Nations (UN) has said escalating fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region could displace 9 million people. | The conflict has closed roads and communications with the region. A report by the UN Office for Humanitarian Response (OCHA) warned that the violence…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/11/1…

Bolivia and Venezuela Formally Resume Diplomatic Relations
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-11
Both countries' representatives highlighted the historic nature of the moment and their shared interests in enriching mutual cooperation. | The President of Bolivia, Luis Arce, received the credentials of the Ambassador appointed by Venezuela to the Andean nation, Alexander Yáñez, through which diplomatic relations between both countries were officially reestablished. | RELATED: | Bolivarian Government of Venezuela Recovers Embassy in La Paz | The ceremony took place early this…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-and-Vene…

"The Envy of the World": Still No Functioning Democracy Here
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-11
Those who own the country ought to govern it. — John Jay You have owners. — George Carlin Nobody Said Biden's Name I walked up to Chicago's Trump Tower down the middle of Michigan Avenue last Saturday night. Within four blocks of the hated structure, both sides of the street were jammed with cars full…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/11/the-envy-of-…

Brazil: Bolsonaro Rejects Biden's Comments on Amazon Rainforest
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-11
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Wednesday slyly criticized statements made by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden who warned of economic sanctions on Brazil, if authorities failed to control wildfires in the Amazon region. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Loses Interest in Re-Election After Trump's Defeat | "We recently witnessed a candidate for the head of State say that if I dont put out the fire in the Amazon, he will raise trade barrier against Brazil," President Bolsonaro said. | The all…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Bolsonaro…

Robert Fisk: Death Of A "Controversial" Journalist
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-11
Robert Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: 'Much of what Fisk wrote was controversial…' As John Pilger noted, in describing Fisk's journalism as 'controversial' the Independent was …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/robert-fisk-d…

Robert Fisk: Death of a 'Controversial' Journalist. His Legacy Will Live
Media Lens | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-11
Robert Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: | 'Much of what Fisk | …
globalresearch.ca/robert-fisk-death-of-c…

Transitioning to an ecosocialist world system
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-11
Despite efforts in the Soviet Union, China and other post-revolutionary societies to create socialist systems, the efforts were hindered by complex historical, social structural, internal and external forces. Ecosocialism remains a vision, writes Hans Baer, and an overdue one.
greenleft.org.au/content/transitioning-e…

William Morris's anti-imperialism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-11
William Morris is today remembered mainly for his designs. But, during his life he was one a prolific political journalist and socialist activist. Here, Peter Halton argues for the enduring relevance of his anti-imperialist writings.
mronline.org/2020/11/11/william-morriss-…

End of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) War Now May Prove to be Compromising Solution
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-11
From the Aegean to Central Asia, people were celebrating on the streets after Azerbaijan captured large swathes of Armenian-held territory in Artsakh, or more commonly known as Nagorno-Karabakh. After a month and a half of brutal warfare with no …
globalresearch.ca/end-artsakh-war-now-ma…

Regime-Change Mission in Ethiopia by Nobel Peace Laureate
Finian Cunningham | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-11
"It's like an empire crumbling before our eyes," is how one diplomat observing the crisis in Ethiopia was quoted as saying. There is no doubt that the historically important nation is facing a momentous threat to its existence. | After two years as prime minister Abiy Ahmed has overseen the collapse of a once strong and independent country, the only nation in Africa never to have been colonized by foreign powers. | The latest eruption of v…
thealtworld.com/finian_cunningham/regime…

UK parents' strike sabotaged by trade unions and Labour Party
wsws.org | 2020-11-11
National Education Union officials, led by Kevin Courtney and Mary Bousted, feared that any promotion of the parents' strike would draw behind it the active support of teachers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/11/pare…

VIDEO: Meeting of Iran FM, Pakistani Army chief
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-11
TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa conferred on the fight against terrorism and strengthening border security cooperation on Wednesday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165809/VIDEO-Meetin…

Trump joins dustbin of history
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-11
TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Trump has left a legacy that will continue to haunt Americans and some other nations, including Iranians, for the years to come.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165812/Trump-joins-…

Death behind jail walls
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-11-11
The number of deaths in local jails as documented by Reuters, along with data collected by The Marshall Project and the New York Times on state and federal prisons, clearly illustrates that these various cages are concentration camps. People are dying premature and unnecessary deaths there, in disproportionate numbers for . . . | Continue reading Death behind jail walls at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/11/52377/?utm_source=rs…

The 8.1 Million Vote Landslide
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-11
Some folks are seeing this election as a squeaker for Biden since we saw close races in key states. This has concealed the fact that Biden actually is winning the popular vote by a large margin. Since many votes are still not counted across the country I thought I would do a simple exercise where…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/11/the-8-1-mill…

Two Days After Pfizer's Hopeful Vaccine News, 82% of Doses Already Bought by World's Richest Nations
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-11
Campaigners on Wednesday warned that just two days after pharmaceutical giant Pfizer shared positive early results of its coronavirus vaccine trial, mass purchases of the vaccine by the world's richest countries have left more than 85% of the globe without any way to access it. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/11/two-day…

Algeria journalist hospitalised after facing threats for uncovering online abuse
Yasmina Allouche | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-11
Algeria journalist hospitalised after facing threats for uncovering online abuse | Stress of Abir Benrabah's work exposing those exploiting and blackmailing minors online said to have led to her medical condition | Yasmina Allouche | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 12: 19 | A medical examination reportedly concluded that Benrabah was suffering from internal bleeding due to high blood pressure (Screengrab) | An Algerian jo…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/news/algeria-…

Austria seeks to criminalise 'political Islam' as it unveils broad new anti-terror measures
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-11
Austria seeks to criminalise 'political Islam' as it unveils broad new anti-terror measures | Proposals include life sentences for those convicted of terror offences and criminalising political activity that encourages 'extremism' | MEE and agencies | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 20: 01 | Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says measures target both terror suspects and ideology that drives them (AFP/File photo) | Austri…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/austria-agree…

'This should concern you deeply': Trump loyalists take defence helm after Esper sacking
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-11
'This should concern you deeply': Trump loyalists take defence helm after Esper sacking | One has made outrageous anti-Muslim comments, another is a close ally of Michael Flynn and a third was involved in campaign to discredit 2016 Russia probe | MEE staff | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 17: 48 | Then-US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper at Pentagon last September (AFP/File photo) | Three loyalists to US President Donald Trump were ele…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/trump-loyalis…

Airline boss says failure to issue holiday refunds is 'theft'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-11
Travel firms' failure to issue prompt refunds for cancelled holidays is "a bit like theft", according to the boss of Jet2. | Steve Heapy, chief executive of the airline and tour operator, said delays in making payouts during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic have given "a very bad impression" of the travel industry. | Money withheld: | Recent analysis by consumer group Which? claimed more than £1bn is being withheld in partial or full refunds from package holiday customers. In July, the Civil Aviation Authority published a report stating that Virgin Atlantic, easyJet, Ryanair, and Tui were among t…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/11/airline-…

An ecoanarchist revolutionary strategy
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-11
It is with respect to means, or transition strategy, that ecosocialism and my version of ecoanarchism differ most, writes Ted Trainer.
greenleft.org.au/content/ecoanarchist-re…

Sidelines of Wed. Cabinet meeting
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-11
TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — On the sideline of Iran's Cabinet session on Wednesday, some of the ministers answered a number of questions raised by reporters.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/165797/Sidelines-o…

Defying Fear in Traumatic Times
Ariel Dorfman | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-11
Is the nightmare finally over? Even in the midst of this splendid dawn, even as we awake with relief from the dark fever of a seemingly endless night and celebrate, along with multiple dancing citizens, that the republic is not beyond redemption, we must remember that other nightmares await us. If it were only a…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/11/defying-fear…

I'm Not Convinced
Will Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-11
'Count every legal vote' Something does not feel quite right.. each time I read a headline referring to Joe Biden, who will be president, I am more dubious, more skeptical.. I listened to right-wing radio (Sean Hannity) for about twenty minutes yesterday. The mood there was defiant, aggressive–quite different than what one might glean from…
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Saturday 11/14: Who eats crow on Turkey Day: teaching justice on Thanksgiving
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-11-11
Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/95005710989?pwd=b1I2YVVndHR0SD…
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Wednesday 11/11: Bakanal De Afrique (Bda) Festival
Afro Urban Society | indybay.org | 2020-11-11
Virtual event. Nov 6 – Nov 30. Visit website below to acquire ticket.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/10/1883839…

The Dystopic Great Reset and the Fight Back: Population Reduction and Hope for the Children of Men
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-11
strategic-culture.org/wp-content/uploads… | Genesis 11: 5 — And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. | The Great Reset, the 4th Industrial Revolution, the 4th Turning, the Great Awakening, and Artificial Intelligence. These are the real themes that are shaping the socio-political…

What is happening with the Berta Cáceres case?
Zoe PC | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-11
The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new challenges in the struggle for justice for Berta Cáceres, a leader of COPINH assassinated by hitmen with links to the Honduran state in 2016…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/11/what-is-h…

Systemic Racial Inequity: Discrimination, Dehumanization and Destruction
Prof. Ruel F. Pepa | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-11
"It is race, is it not, that puts the hundred millions of India under the dominion of a remote island in the north of Europe. Race avails much, if that be true, which is alleged, that all Celts are Catholics, …
globalresearch.ca/systemic-racial-inequi…

Why pharma giant Pfizer should not control the COVID vaccine
John Winstead | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-11
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, along with its German partner BioNTech, is hoping to cash in on the promising new vaccine for COVID-19 unveiled this week. Studies have shown that when taken twice three weeks apart, the vaccine was up to 90 percent effective at preventing symptomatic occurances of the disease compared to those who took only …
liberationnews.org/why-pharma-giant-pfiz…

Regime-Change Mission in Ethiopia by Nobel Peace Laureate
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-11
"It's like an empire crumbling before our eyes," is how one diplomat observing the crisis in Ethiopia was quoted as saying. There is no doubt that the historically important nation is facing a momentous threat to its existence. | After two years as prime minister Abiy Ahmed has overseen the collapse of a once strong and independent country, the only nation in Africa never to have been colonized by foreign powers. | The latest eruption of violence is…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/11/re…

Days After Hopeful Pfizer Vaccine News, 82% of Doses Bought by Richest Nations
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-11
Campaigners in the United Kingdom on Wednesday warned that just two days after pharmaceutical giant Pfizer shared positive early results of its coronavirus vaccine trial, mass purchases of the vaccine by the world's richest countries have left more than 85% of the global population — namely, the world's poorest — without any way to access it. | Pfizer says…
truthout.org/articles/days-after-hopeful…

Uber and Lyft Notch Another Corporate Victory in the Global Exploitation of 'Gig Workers'
Bama Athreya | zcomm.org | 2020-11-11
Labor organizing in California and around the world is pushing platform companies to take extreme measures to defend their exploitative business model…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/uber-and-lyft-notc…

Tuesday 11/10: NARAL Post-Election Town Hall on Repro Rights
NARAL Pro-Choice America | indybay.org | 2020-11-11
Livestream online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/10/1883839…

The UK Equalities Commission's Labour Antisemitism Report is the Real 'Political Interference'
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-11
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 a slightly fuller version of that article on my website.) In the piece, I reached two main conclusions. First,…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/11/the-uk-equal…

Greece, Egypt want Biden to play 'decisive role' in Turkey maritime dispute
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-11
Greece, Egypt want Biden to play 'decisive role' in Turkey maritime dispute | Athens and Cairo say they look forward to Biden administration being more active in eastern Mediterranean dispute | MEE and agencies | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 17: 39 | Biden foreign-policy adviser said new administration may seek closer cooperation with European countries regarding Turkey (AFP/File photo) | Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/greece-egypt-…

Cobra Kai: The reboot of The Karate Kid film series
wsws.org | 2020-11-11
The series' initial airing in May 2018 on YouTube's platforms became the widest-viewed digital programming on the internet for that month. Since appearing on Netflix, the series has become the platform's most popular program.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/11/cobr…

Abstraction at a Distance
Barry Schwabsky | thenation.com | 2020-11-11
Abstraction at a Distance…
thenation.com/article/culture/walker-pri…

'Indian equipment for Chabahar development to arrive by Mar.'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-11
TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — In an interview with Mehrnews, PMO Head Mohammad Rastad informed that the 1st consignment of the Indian equipment for the development of Chabahar Port will arrive in Iran by March 2021.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165789/Indian-equip…

Demanding White House Climate Office and 'Fierce' Cabinet Picks, Groups Urge Biden to Claim His 'FDR Moment'
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-11
"Democrats have a once-in-a-generation moment to deliver policies at the scale of the crises our generation is facing." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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VIDEO: Iran, Pakistan to expand border trade exchange
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-11
TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iran's visiting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is currently holding talks with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi to confer on a host of issues of mutual interest.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165804/VIDEO-Iran-P…

'This should concern you deeply': Trump loyalists take defence helm after Esper sacking
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-11
'This should concern you deeply': Trump loyalists take defence helm after Esper sacking | One has made outrageous anti-Muslim comments, another is a close ally of Michael Flynn and a third was involved in campaign to discredit 2016 Russia probe | MEE staff | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 17: 48 | Then-US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper at the Pentagon on 23 September 2019 (AFP/File photo) | Three loyalists to US President Donald Trum…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/trump-loyalis…

Rosa Luxemburg: an interview with Dana Mills — Written by Katherine Connelly
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-11
Katherine Connelly interviews Dana Mills, author of a new biography on Rosa Luxemburg, on her crucial contribution to revolutionary thought.
mronline.org/2020/11/11/rosa-luxemburg-a…

MPs and peers call for urgent action to protect the human rights of Black people
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-11
Urgent action must be taken to ensure Black people's human rights are protected equally to those of white people, MPs and peers have said. | The calls come after the findings of an inquiry by the Joint Committee on Human Rights. It suggested that Black people in the UK were in "no doubt" the protection of their rights was "inferior" to those of white people. | "Commissioning reports and apologising is not enough": | The government, NHS and police must now "take action to end the stark inequalities in the protection of human rights of the black community", the committee said. | It also recommended automati…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/11/mps-and-…

Corporate Democrats want to run against Trump-like Republicans forever
Glen Ford | mronline.org | 2020-11-11
Whoever wins the Electoral College, race-based politics will continue to allow the corporate rulers to ignore public demands for relief from the Race to the Bottom and endless war.
mronline.org/2020/11/11/corporate-democr…

'Golden Age of Space Exploration': Thousands of Original NASA Images Go to Auction
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-11
Around 2,400 vintage NASA photographs, including the only original photograph of astronaut Neil Armstrong on the moon, are now available for bidding at British auction house Christie's.
sputniknews.com/society/2020111110811337…

Saudi Arabia: Four wounded after blast strikes cemetery for non-Muslims
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-11
Saudi Arabia: Four wounded after blast strikes cemetery for non-Muslims | French foreign ministry says explosion targeted event marking end of World War One in Jeddah | MEE and agencies | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 10: 57 | A picture shows the outside of a non-Muslim cemetery in the Saudi city of Jeddah where a bomb struck a World War I commemoration attended by European diplomats on 11 November 2020 leaving several…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-arabia-…

Extinction Rebellion in climate change protest at Cenotaph
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-11
Extinction Rebellion has staged a protest at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day."Act now": The climate protesters unveiled a banner reading "Honour Their Sacrifice, Climate Change Means War" at the memorial on Whitehall, in central London. After the banner was displayed, British Army veteran and Extinction Rebellion member Donald Bell observed a two-minute silence before hanging a wreath of poppies bearing the message "act now".Bell, 64, who completed four tours in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, said: Unchecked climate change means a return to a world at war.
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Iran to restrict IAEA's JCPOA related access
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-11
TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — The chairman of the Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said that IAEA will only be permitted to supervise the Safeguards and NPT agreements.
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Selected Articles: How COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Are Designed
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-11
How COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Are Designed | By Dr. Joseph Mercola, November 11 2020 | While vaccine makers insist that any vaccine reaching the market will have undergone rigorous testing, the way trial protocols are designed suggests these vaccines may leave | …
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Communications Workers of America Endorses Rep. Andy Levin for Labor Secretary
commondreams.org | 2020-11-11
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DeSantis Responds to Racial Justice Protests With Expanded 'Stand Your Ground' Proposal Slammed as 'Legalized Lynching'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-11
"This is basically just a license for white people to kill protesters," said one critic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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UN envoy urges Yemen's warring parties to place 'a firm bet on peace', as famine threat continues
news.un.org | 2020-11-11
The plight of Yemenis demands "nothing less than a firm bet on peace", the UN Special Envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday.
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US coronavirus hospitalizations hit new peak
wsws.org | 2020-11-11
The seven-day average of daily deaths in the United States surpassed 1,000 on Monday for the first time since August 22.
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4 dead and 1 missing as Greek tanker collides with Turkish fishing boat in E. Mediterranean (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-11-11
A Greek crude oil tanker and a Turkish fishing vessel have collided in the Eastern Mediterranean, killing four men, amid heightened tensions over gas exploration in the contested waters. One person remains missing. | The Adana Governorate in Turkey confirmed that a collision took place between the Ephesos, a Greek-flagged tanker, and a Turkish fishing boat at 5: 50am local time on Wednesday. | The incident occurred around 15 nautical miles off the coast, not far from the city and port of Mersin. The cause of the accident was not reported. | The statement from Adana officials said search and rescue teams have re…
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Ending statelessness 'a matter of political will', says UN refugee agency chief
news.un.org | 2020-11-11
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has called on world leaders to take bold and swift action to eradicate statelessness by 2024.
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Greece, Egypt want Biden to play 'decisive role' in Turkey maritime dispute
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-11
Greece, Egypt want Biden to play 'decisive role' in Turkey maritime dispute | Athens and Cairo say they look forward to a Joe Biden administration playing a more active role in eastern Mediterranean dispute | MEE and agencies | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 17: 39 | A Biden foreign policy adviser said the new administration could seek closer cooperation with European countries regarding Turkey (AFP/File photo) | Greek P…
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Le plan des USA pour affaiblir le Hezbollah : guerre civile et exode des chrétiens
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-11
Les dirigeants politiques et religieux chrétiens du Liban sont théologiquement éloignés des chiites duodécimains, leurs objectifs politiques et idéologiques étant fondamentalement différents de ceux du Hezbollah. Gebran Bassil, le leader du plus grand groupe parlementaire chrétien at-TayyƒÅr al-Wa·π≠anƒ´ al-Hor(Courant patriotique libre ou CPL) l'a clairement exprimé dimanche dernier lors d'une allocution télévisée en réponse aux sanctions américaines qu'on lui a infligée…
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'Going to Get a Lot of People Killed': Covid-19 Soars to New Heights as Trump Sabotages Transition
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-11
"We're in an unbelievably dangerous moment with coronavirus where the full weight of government at all levels needs to be focused on saving lives, and instead Donald Trump is trying a ham-fisted theft of the election." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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How COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Are Designed
Dr. Joseph Mercola | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-11
There's been a lot of talk lately about whether or not the fast-tracked COVID-19 vaccine will in fact be safe and effective. While vaccine makers insist that any vaccine reaching the market will have undergone rigorous testing, the way …
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South Korea Raises Alarm After Confirming H5N8 Avian Influenza in Wild Birds
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-11
South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on Tuesday issued a warning after it identified a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu in samples from wild birds in the central west of the country.
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