Daily Archives: November 13, 2020

2020-11-13: News Headlines

Jim McMahan (2020-11-14). Seattle: Anti-racist marches continue during election week. workers.org Seattle Black-led marches against racist and economic oppression continued during election week in Seattle. Trump's racism has led more people to stay in the streets. While the vote for Biden was big, the election definitely didn't take people out of the streets. "Count Every Vote — Protect Every Person" rally, . . . |

Gloria Rubac (2020-11-14). Naciones indígenas de Oklahoma ganan fallo de Corte Suprema. workers.org Una decisión sorprendentemente progresista de la Corte Suprema encontró que más de un tercio de Oklahoma todavía se denomina como "nación indígena" según la ley federal para la tribu Muscogee Creek y otras tribus de Oklahoma. En 1880, delegados indígenas de 34 tribus frente al Consejo Creek House, Territorio Indio. . . . |

Deirdre Griswold (2020-11-14). Class oppression and the virus. workers.org The United States continues to lead the world — in the number of COVID-19 cases as well as in deaths. As of Nov. 9, this rich, high-tech imperialist country has now registered 243,302 deaths from the virus. This is twice as many coronavirus deaths as in India, even though the . . . |

Fight Back (2020-11-14). FRSO joins Anti-imperialist Working Class World Summit. fightbacknews.org Members of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization answered the call from the Partido Socialista Unido Venezloano (PSUV) to participate in a virtual gathering to uphold proletarian internationalism in the face of U.S. imperialism. The virtual conference demonstrated a truly international character, as 61 different delegations of trade unionists and activists attended from all five continents. It is clear that workers and communist parties from around the world stand in solidarity against U.S. imperialism and the blockade against Venezuela. | Other countries that are also in the crosshairs of U.S. imperialist mane…

Oliver Vargas (2020-11-14). A Hero's Welcome: Inside Evo Morales' Triumphant Return Tour. mintpressnews.com The return of Evo Morales to Bolivia on Monday, November 9, one day after President Luis Arce's inauguration, marked the formal end of last year's U.S.-backed coup. What does his return mean for Bolivia, and for the world? Is he just a former president who the media will turn to periodically for comment? Is he yesterday's news to his party? The answers to those questions remain unclear, but what is clear is that his three-day return tour was a statement that he intends to provide strong leadership for social movements in Bolivia and abroad. | Corporate media, both national and international, have been promoting a…

Danny Haiphong (2020-11-13). Joe Biden's Victory Is Still a Loss for Humanity: "Good News for Corporations, Cops, War Profiteers and Banks" globalresearch.ca 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. | "Social movements must become the focus of politics, not the electoral …

Vijay Prashad (2020-11-13). Biden Should Shake Hands With Nicolás Maduro. counterpunch.org In June, Joe Biden—who will be the U.S. president in January 2021—sent out a tweet that described Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro—and others—as "thugs and dictators." Maduro won two elections to hold his post—in 2013 and 2018. In 2018, Maduro won 67.8 percent of the vote, losing a third of the votes to Henri Falcón and

Alan Macleod (2020-11-13). Meet the Filthy Rich War Hawks That Make up Biden's New Foreign Policy Team. mintpressnews.com "I expect the prevailing direction of U.S. foreign policy over these last decades to continue: more lawless bombing and killing multiple countries under the cover of "limited engagement," – Biden Biographer Branko Marcetic…

Daniel Warner (2020-11-13). Can Multinationals be Responsible? counterpunch.org As part of anger against the 1%, many of the 99% are turning against multinational corporations such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. On November 29, the Swiss will vote on a referendum concerning corporate social responsibility. Before deciding on the pros and cons of what's on the ballot, we should consider the nature of

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-11-13). Biden Defends Sanctions Against Brazil and Irritates Bolsonaro. globalresearch.ca A new era is beginning in bilateral relations between Brazil and the US. Unlike Donald Trump, who demonstrated greater neutrality in environmental and humanitarian issues and always avoided pronouncements about the Amazon, the presumptive president-elect, Joe Biden, is marked …

Aaron Maté (2020-11-13). As Trump rejects US election, Biden signals continued regime change abroad. thegrayzone.com With Trump rejecting the US election outcome and the Biden team advocating continued regime change abroad, Max Blumenthal on US hegemony coming home to roost. As President Trump refuses to concede over baseless allegations of widespread fraud, the Biden team has sent signals that there will be little to no transition away from US regime change abroad. The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal discusses Trump's rejection of democracy at home, and the records of the likely Biden cabinet members who have adopted …

Staff (2020-11-13). Thought Trump was through? Cue the coup. therealnews.com Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hugs the American flag as he arrives for a campaign rally at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa Florida, October 24, 2016. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images | Sociologist Taure Brown, political consultant and community organizer Marcus Ferrell, director Christopher Everett, and author Blake Hill-Saya join us for our discussion.

David Swanson (2020-11-13). Everything Will Fundamentally Change. zcomm.org Either everything will change for the better or one or both of the twin dangers of environmental and nuclear apocalypse will change everything for the worse…

Richard Horton (2020-11-14). [Comment] Offline: A different kind of lockdown. thelancet.com In April, 2019, Dr Mai Alkaila became the first woman to be appointed Minister of Health in the occupied Palestinian territory. An obstetrician and gynaecologist by training, she later earned a PhD in health policy and systems. But she also had a taste for diplomacy and has served the State of Palestine as Ambassador to Chile and Italy. Perfect credentials, one might imagine, for a role that comes with already delicate political challenges. And then the COVID-19 pandemic struck. How was a divided land and a divided government under occupation going to handle a health emergency that was confounding even the most u…

Adrian Murray Brunt, Joanne S Haviland, Duncan A Wheatley, John R Yarnold (2020-11-14). [Correspondence] Breast cancer radiation therapy — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Birgitte Offersen and Jens Overgaard argue that 26 Gy in five fractions is biologically inferior to 40 Gy in 15 fractions on the basis of Œ±/Œ≤ point estimates; however, therapeutic ratio is better defined clinically. In the FAST-Forward trial,1 predefined non-inferiority of the 1-week schedule, compared with a 15-fraction control for ipsilateral breast tumour relapse, was substantiated. Combined with similar rates of late adverse effects for patients allocated to the 26 Gy schedule, why not be guided by the data?

Joht Singh Chandan (2020-11-14). [Correspondence] Improving global surveillance of gender-based violence. thelancet.com Gender-based violence, as highlighted by Sophie Cousins in a World Report1 and by numerous other organisations (eg, UN and WHO),1—4 is a substantial public health issue leading to excess morbidity and mortality and is thought to be exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andrew Lotery, Abby O'Connell, Rosie A Harris, Sobha Sivaprasad, Barnaby C Reeves (2020-11-14). [Correspondence] Eplerenone for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Riccardo Sacconi and colleagues and Dinu Stanescu-Segall and colleagues for their questions about the VICI trial.1…

Mike Daube, Maurice Swanson (2020-11-14). [Correspondence] Conflicts of interest should be declared. thelancet.com In her Correspondence about smoking cessation programmes in China,1 Yuchen Xue declares no competing interests. However, she writes from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, which is entirely funded by Philip Morris International, a tobacco company that has been heavily criticised for promoting tobacco industry agendas.

Mary O'Keeffe, Chris G Maher, Tomas Rozbroj, Mark Schoene, Rachelle Buchbinder (2020-11-14). [Correspondence] Lessons from The Lancet Low Back Pain Series media strategy. thelancet.com Mass media campaigns improve population health by promoting positive health behaviours and discouraging negative ones.1 Campaigns have helped to successfully reduce smoking and promote physical exercise. For some health conditions, campaigns sometimes have to compete with the marketing of unproven tests and treatments by industry and professional associations. An example of success in this context was an Australian campaign that improved population and general practitioner beliefs about back pain, improved medical management, and reduced workers' compensation costs for back pain.

Sharon T Cameron, Anna Glasier, Lisa McDaid, Andrew Radley, Paula Baraitser, Judith Stephenson, Richard Gilson, Claire Battison, Kathleen Cowle, Mark Forrest, Beatriz Goulao, Anne Johnstone, Alessandra Morelli, Susan Patterson, Alison McDonald, Thenmalar Vadiveloo, John Norrie (2020-11-14). [Articles] Use of effective contraception following provision of the progestogen-only pill for women presenting to community pharmacies for emergency contraception (Bridge-It): a pragmatic cluster-randomised crossover trial. thelancet.com Provision of a supply of the progestogen-only pill with emergency contraception from a community pharmacist, along with an invitation to a sexual and reproductive health clinic, results in a clinically meaningful increase in subsequent use of effective contraception. Widely implemented, this practice could prevent unintended pregnancies after use of emergency contraception.

Cicely Marston, Annabel Sowemimo (2020-11-14). [Comment] Bridge-It trial—a step towards better contraception services. thelancet.com The findings of the UK Bridge-It trial, reported by Sharon Cameron and colleagues in The Lancet,1 show a new way to get contraception to those who need it—and a potentially important improvement to contraceptive services. This trial targets women obtaining emergency contraception in pharmacies, providing them with a supply of progestogen-only pills alongside the emergency contraceptive levonorgestrel.

Michael Douek, Shiroma De Silva-Minor, Lucy Davies, Bleddyn Jones (2020-11-14). [Correspondence] Breast cancer radiation therapy. thelancet.com The FAST-Forward trial1 has an unusual design because Adrian Brunt and colleagues used a single non-inferiority margin and assumed that it applied to both 26 Gy and 27 Gy groups. Such an assumption questions the need for both of these groups.

Marcia L Stefanick, Londa Schiebinger (2020-11-14). [Perspectives] Analysing how sex and gender interact. thelancet.com In recent years prominent UK and US leaders in science and medicine have called for the end of all-male speaking panels, or "manels", and focused admirably on the issue of participation in science. Arguably more important than who does the research, however, is how the research is conducted. Are crucial variables missing? Are basic theoretical frameworks ignoring key components? We posit that it's time to end science in which mankind represents all humankind. It's also time to integrate how sex and gender interact into basic and applied research.

Dinu Stanescu-Segall, Sara Touhami, Bahram Bodaghi, Phuc LeHoang (2020-11-14). [Correspondence] Eplerenone for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy. thelancet.com The VICI trial1 was necessary because of the uncertainty surrounding eplerenone, an off-label drug, in the management of chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). Andrew Lotery and colleagues1 concluded that eplerenone was not superior to placebo for improving best-corrected visual acuity in patients with chronic CSCR after 12 months of treatment. Nevertheless, this study raises a few concerns.

Roxanne Nelson (2020-11-14). [World Report] US wildfires and mental illness stress health systems. thelancet.com The record wildfire season on the US west coast, coupled with the raging COVID-19 pandemic, is testing the health system's preparedness. Roxanne Nelson reports from Seattle, WA.

Inderbir S Gill, Giovanni E Cacciamani, Vinay Duddalwar, Duraiyah Thangathurai, Mark Cunningham (2020-11-14). [Clinical Picture] Renal cancer with extensive level IV intracardiac tumour thrombus removed by robot. thelancet.com A 74-year-old man presented to the emergency department reporting blood in his urine. He was fit and well and reported no pain, or fever. He had a medical history of hypertension, coronary artery disease, partial colectomy for cancer, gastro-oesophageal reflux, and cataracts. He was taking aspirin, losartan, omeprazole and simvastatin.

Talha Burki (2020-11-14). [World Report] Prince Mahidol award winners announced. thelancet.com The 2020 awards have gone to Bernard Pécoul for his work at the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative and to Valentin Fuster for his work on platelets. Talha Burki reports.

Devi Sridhar (2020-11-14). [Perspectives] Staying sane in our new COVID-19 world. thelancet.com COVID-19 spread like wildfire across the world: from China to its neighbouring countries to east Asia, Iran, Europe, and the rest of the world. This pandemic showed how connected the world has become, and how even the best mathematical modelling could not predict which countries would be first affected and how elite travellers would move from hotels to ski resorts to cruise ships and restaurants. But during the pandemic, there has been anxiety about the virus and considerable uncertainty, with widespread reports of mental health issues and feelings of isolation, especially under lockdowns.

The Canary (2020-11-13). Black nurses 'petrified' of being sent to frontline without adequate protection. thecanary.co Black nurses are "petrified" they will be sent back to the frontline without adequate protection or risk assessment during the second coronavirus wave, a support organisation has said. Equality 4 Black Nurses, a nurse-led organisation which aims to eradicate racial discrimination in the NHS, also raised concerns that stresses caused by the pandemic were "bringing racial inequalities to the surface".Discrimination: A survey conducted by the organisation found that a third (32%) of Black nurses were not supplied with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) during the peak of the first wave. The study al…

G. Dunkel (2020-11-14). Cómo COVID-19 revela las desigualdades en la economía de EE.UU. workers.org La administración de Trump ha admitido que no tiene ningún plan controlar al virus COVID-19. El jefe de personal de la Casa Blanca, Mark Meadows, dijo a CNN el 25 de octubre que "No vamos a controlar la pandemia. Vamos a controlar el hecho de que tenemos vacunas, terapias y . . . |

The Canary (2020-11-13). Met Commissioner admits force 'not free of discrimination, racism or bias'. thecanary.co The Metropolitan Police commissioner has said she feels "very sorry" that trust among Black communities is so low, as she admitted her force "is not free of discrimination, racism or bias".Cressida Dick issued a statement as the force outlined plans for 40% of new recruits to be from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME) from 2022.It comes as London mayor Sadiq Khan published an action plan to address concerns over the use of police powers affecting Black Londoners, including stop and search and the use of Tasers. It also comes after the mother of Stephen Lawrence argued "that there has been very li…

Julie Hollar (2020-11-13). When Centrists lose, corporate media blame the left. mronline.org Joe Biden hadn't even been declared the victor of the 2020 election before establishment Democrats, in the face of poorer-than-expected results in House and Senate races, began pointing fingers at the left—with corporate media giving them a major assist.

The Canary (2020-11-13). Manchester students occupy university building in protest over living conditions. thecanary.co Students have occupied a University of Manchester building in protest against paying high fees despite living in "appalling" conditions amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The students are seeking a reduction to their rent and £9,000 tuition fees after face-to-face classes were halted and a series of issues with their accommodation."This is an occupied building": They arrived at the OwensPark Tower, which the university has said is unoccupied, at 10am on 12 November, unveiling large banners and lighting flares from its windows.Banners were unfurled out of the tower's windows (@rentstrikeUoM/Twi…

Staff (2020-11-13). Voting Activist Desmond Meade on Re-enfranchising People & Why "Ex-Felon" Is a Dehumanizing Label. democracynow.org In Florida, tens of thousands of newly eligible voters who were previously disenfranchised due to their criminal records turned out to the polls for the 2020 election. Amendment 4, a measure that in 2018 overturned a Jim Crow-era law aimed at keeping African Americans from voting, restored voting rights to people with nonviolent felonies who have completed their sentences and was hailed as the biggest win for voting rights in decades. However, hundreds of thousands of people in Florida remain disenfranchised due to a modern-day poll tax that requires formerly incarcerated voters to pay all fees and fines to court…

Joseph Natoli (2020-11-13). The 77/72* Phenomenal World Divide. counterpunch.org "I can't tell you how many people are saying Trump's saying what I've been thinking all my life." "Most of them [Biden voters] are morons." "That V.P. of Biden's, oh my God, that woman is vicious," "The worst thing about the Trump presidency isn't what we've learned about Trump. It's what we've learned about our

Mirinda Crissman (2020-11-13). Commentary: New Jersey releases 2,261 — but to what? workers.org The State of New Jersey released 2,261 incarcerated workers from its state prisons on Nov. 4. This largest single-day release in U.S. history comes on the heels of state law S2519, passed in September, which calls for the release of nearly 3,000 people in prisons to stop the rampant spread . . . |

RT (2020-11-13). Hostage situation at Ubisoft Montreal was likely a PRANK, Canadian media report citing police after they evacuated building. rt.com Montreal police found no hostage-takers at the offices of video game company Ubisoft, Canadian media have reported. Police spent more than two hours securing and clearing the building after a 911 call. | While dozens of Montreal Police (SPVM) officers were still blocking Saint-Laurent Boulevard on Friday afternoon, and no official explanation was on offer, multiple media outlets cited police sources to claim the hours-long siege was a "hoax" or a "prank" and that everyone has been evacuated safely. | | Montreal police confirm hoax trigger…

CounterSpin (2020-11-13). Julie Hollar on Moving Democrats to the Right, Josh Bivens on Pandemic Unemployment. fair.org Media…

The Canary (2020-11-13). As shareholders receive a bumper payday, supermarket giants to net almost £2bn in tax breaks. thecanary.co The UK's largest supermarket chains are set to benefit from almost £2bn in business rate tax breaks this year despite sales soaring during the pandemic, according to new analysis. It comes after Sainsbury's and Tesco both paid millions to shareholders in dividend payouts despite accepting state support in the form of business rates relief for the 2020-21 financial year.Tax made easy: At the start of the pandemic, the chancellor announced a business rates holiday for retail, leisure, and hospitality firms until March 2021. New data compiled for the PA news agency by real estate adviser Altus Group pro…

Liberation Staff (2020-11-13). Protesters in Georgia demand justice for Jabril Robinson. liberationnews.org "This could've been anybody just like me, anyone who has dreads, anyone from Clayton County. That's why this is personal for me," said Johnny Ross, cofounder of the Justice For Georgia Coalition which organized the protest.

A Guest Author (2020-11-13). No matter who wins, we lose! workers.org By Lydian Deford Workers World Party and the Green Party of Erie County held a jointly sponsored protest called "No matter who wins, we lose!" on Nov. 4 evening. While most of the country is enraptured by the drama of the phony U.S. democracy, the demonstration carried the message that . . . |

Anand Naidoo (2020-11-13). The Heat: France Tensions over Terror Response. america.cgtn.com Why are recent terror attacks in France causing tensions with the Muslim community? The country has suffered from a series of terrorist strikes over the last few years and has been hit again in recent weeks with more gruesome attacks. A teacher was beheaded outside …

Paul Street (2020-11-13). F*#k the Trumpenleft and Obama Too. counterpunch.org The neoliberal imperialist Barack Obama and his fellow Left-hating establishment Democrats have cost me a lot of online "friends." I'm not referring to liberals, moderates, and progressives who have taken umbrage at my radical Left criticism of Clinton-Obama-Pelosi Democrats (hereafter "COP Dems")' nauseating fealty and service to capital and empire. I never had friends, real

Linda Pentz Gunter (2020-11-13). In Promoting New Nuclear Power, Biden-Harris Back Fiction Over Science. counterpunch.org When you look at the precipitating drop in renewable energy costs versus the ever soaring nuclear ones; when you examine how you can reduce more carbon emissions faster and more cheaply with renewables than nuclear; and when you observe the real life examples of countries whose carbon reductions are greater after investing in renewables rather than clinging onto nuclear; then the only reason to include nuclear power in a climate plan is political.

Cory Gunkel (2020-11-13). Blame the Democrats, Not Socialism. counterpunch.org It's no surprise a CIA officer blamed "socialism" for all the problems of a complex political situation, sowing discord and chaos amongst a putatively unified group with supposedly similar goals. In the wake of disappointing Democratic down-ballot losses in both the House and the Senate last Thursday, ex-CIA spy and current Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger

Melvin Goodman (2020-11-13). Revisiting "Seven Days in May" counterpunch.org One of the occupational hazards of a 24-year career as an intelligence analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency is the tendency to anticipate the dark side. Whenever I see a floral arrangement, for example, I expect there to be a corpse nearby. Now if I were still an intelligence analyst at the CIA and watching events in a Third World democracy that resemble the goings on taking place in the United States of America, I would be deeply concerned.

Vincent Emanuele (2020-11-13). COVID Horror: The Holiday Edition. counterpunch.org In less than two weeks, tens of millions of Americans will travel to see their friends and relatives for the Thanksgiving holiday. At this point, most Americans have developed what some experts call 'pandemic fatigue,' although it's hard to imagine how Americans can feel so "fatigued" after having been asked to do so little, especially

Gary Olson (2020-11-13). Structural Violence, Marginalized Communities, and Radical Change. dissidentvoice.org A recent analysis by Harvard geneticist Stephen Elledge tabulated the number of years that Americans who died from COVID-19 might have lived had they reached a typical life expectancy. The shocking answer is that the coronavirus has claimed more than 2.5 million years of potential life in the United States since 2020. And despite making …

Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell (2020-11-13). The New Elite: Dark Nights Rising. counterpunch.org There is a new elite on the rise. Unlike the old traditional elite, America's new elite lives no longer from inheritance and breeding but on achievement. The old elite was based on land, property, and factories. The new elite is very different. This elite has gone through a rigorous training regime — all the way

Staff (2020-11-13). What Wisconsin's vote says about America's future. therealnews.com Former Madison City Councilman David Ahrens and Milwaukee activist Angela Lang join TRNN's Marc Steiner to look at Wisconsin's progressive roots and racist realities—and to discuss the political battles to come.

Gilad Atzmon (2020-11-13). Trump and Melania According to Fritz Lang. dissidentvoice.org As of today, America does not seem convinced by its democratic nature and its democratic process. One poll released yesterday claims that "less than half of the Americans believe Biden is the legitimate winner of election; a third say Trump won." By now it is reasonable to admit that America is far from being confident about …

RT (2020-11-13). Ties between Moscow & OPCW going through 'period of challenges,' but point of no return not yet reached, Russian envoy tells RT. rt.com The US and its allies are trying to turn the UN's chemical arms watchdog into a political tool, but it remains an important platform via which Moscow can defend its interests, Alexander Shulgin, Russian envoy to the body, told RT. | The ambassador was speaking in the light of a statement made by Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, on Thursday. Nebenzia had suggested that the country may well consider quitting the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) altogether, if "it completely loses credibility." | The statement was made amid a row between Moscow and the Wes…

Lyn Neeley (2020-11-13). After Defund Police victory, Portland keeps marching. workers.org Portland, Ore. After 170 days of uninterrupted protests against racism, fascism and police brutality, 82 percent of Portlanders have voted for a community oversight board to investigate and discipline cases of police violence. Rally for Black Lives Matter and to defend workers' rights, Portland, Ore., Nov. 8 Since the brutal . . . |

teleSUR Desk (2020-11-13). Evo Morales: Lithium was the reason for the coup in Bolivia. mronline.org The former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, assures that the large deposits of lithium in the Andean country and his government's attempt to industrialize the reserves were why the coup d'état against him in 2019 occurred.

Zoe PC (2020-11-13). Is Peru witnessing a parliamentary coup? peoplesdispatch.org What are the forces behind Peruvian president Martín Vizcarra's impeachment following a rapid and bizarre session of the Congress? Who stands to benefit? Why have thousands taken to the streets to protest?

David Yearsley (2020-11-13). Campus Pandemics, Then and Now. counterpunch.org I've been teaching a music journalism class here at Cornell this semester. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings over the past eleven weeks I've joined eight students for an hour-and-a-quarter in a windowless rehearsal room in the basement of the music building. No other classes meet in the building during our sessions or for several hours

CP Editor (2020-11-13). DamNation | The Problem with Hydropower. counterpunch.org

_____ (2020-11-13). Indigenous Anarchic Hierarchy. popularresistance.org It is possible to characterize positions of hierarchy within some Indigenous systems as hierarchies based on respect, not domination. People may hold a position as 'chief' in a hierarchy that encourages people to follow their guidance, but there is no mechanism to enforce obedience or observance of these leaders' ideas. | Caribs/Kalinago would never abide an order to go fishing, but at the suggestion that fish was needed by the chief, people would join him in fishing. Among Yuman tribes, chiefs & orators would lead in offering suggestions for activities, but mutual consent was required for action.

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-11-13). War in Ethiopia Threatens China's Economic Penetration in Africa. globalresearch.ca Less than a year after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a military operation against the country's northern Tigray province. Ethiopia is often described as the Horn of Africa's pillar of stability and …

Fred Fuentes (2020-11-13). Women of Steel: Check out upcoming screenings near you. greenleft.org.au Denied jobs at Wollongong's steelworks, working-class migrant women refused to accept discrimination. They began a campaign for the right to work that lasted for 14 years. Women of Steel tells their story, writes Kerry Smith.

WSWS (2020-11-13). Immigrant women who accused ICE doctor of forced sterilization deported from the United States. wsws.org One of the women who spoke to federal investigators was told only hours later by ICE that the hold on her deportation had been removed and that her removal was "imminent."

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-13). More than 70 migrants die in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea near Libyan coast. peoplesdispatch.org The small dinghy was reportedly carrying over 120 people of whom at least 47 were rescued. Every year, hundreds of migrants are killed in similar accidents while trying to reach Europe from Libya or other countries in the region…

WSWS (2020-11-13). Socialist Equality Group webinar discusses New Zealand and US elections. wsws.org Speakers debunked the claims of pseudo-left groups that the re-election of Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party is a win for workers, and outlined the stronger military alliance between New Zealand and the US in the context of a crisis of democracy in Washington and preparations for war against China.

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2020-11-13). The "Secret Agenda" of the So-called Elite. globalresearch.ca Important and timely article, first published on April 10, 2020 | "The International" is the world-renowned battle song of the socialist labor movement. The English version of the original French text reads: | "Wake up, damned of this earth, who are still …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-13). Hologram Daddies and Posthumous Molestation. counterpunch.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

WSWS (2020-11-13). Michigan conspirators planned to storm capitol, conduct livestream executions, lock legislators inside and burn building down. wsws.org A Michigan attorney general filing states the plotters planned "to take hostages, execute tyrants and have it televised."

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-13). As conflict in Ethiopia continues, observers fear return of repressive state. peoplesdispatch.org Soon after coming to power in 2018, prime minister Abiy Ahmed had opened up the political space by freeing political prisoners and allowing other political parties to operate freely. The war in Tigray may lead to a reversal of these gains…

WSWS (2020-11-13). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org South African community health workers walk out to demand an end to contract labour; Nigerian doctors in Ondo state stoppage to demand payment of salaries; Zimbabwe teachers' strike continues for living wage and safety at work—despite threats to stop salaries; UK engineers at Rolls Royce factory strike to defend jobs…

Zach Conti (2020-11-13). 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.

WSWS (2020-11-13). The mental health of young adults is being ravaged by the pandemic—the suffering needs to stop. wsws.org Many months into the pandemic, with a surge in COVID-19 cases affecting virtually every US state, a new study shows that there is a veritable tsunami of depression flooding over the nation's young adult population.

Editor (2020-11-13). Dennis Kucinich on the Real Reason the Blue Wave Never Materialized. scheerpost.com Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play The 2020 U.S. general election has come and gone, and while Joe Biden has won the presidential race, the " blue wave" that Democrats were expecting in the Senate and House of Representatives doesn't seem to have materialized. On this week's installment of "Scheer Intelligence," former congress member and 53rd mayor of Cleveland Dennis Kucinich… |

WSWS (2020-11-13). Scottish National Party government to pardon arrested miners after 36 years. wsws.org Central to the SNP's pardon of the miners is an effort consign the strike and its lessons to the past forever, in favour of a "reconciliation" on all sides.

Shawn Mulcahy (2020-11-13). Republicans are encouraging people to report voter fraud for up to a $1 million reward. salon.com Republicans dominated up and down the ballot in Texas, but Patrick is still crusading for proof of fraud…

WSWS (2020-11-13). European governments seize upon terrorist attacks in France and Vienna to build a police state. wsws.org Under the pretext of a "fight against terror", the EU and European heads of government have agreed to expand "Fortress Europe" and further arm the police.

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

Igor Derysh (2020-11-13). Watchdog group calls for SEC probe: Pfizer CEO dumped $5.6M in stock on day of vaccine news. salon.com Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla sold off millions in stock as the company's share price peaked following the vaccine news…

_____ (2020-11-13). Black Cops Don't Make Policing Any Less Anti-Black. popularresistance.org Amid recent growing calls for defunding police this summer, a set of billboards appeared in Dallas, Atlanta, and New York City. Each had the words "No Police, No Peace" printed in large, bold letters next to an image of a Black police officer. Funded by a conservative right-wing think tank , the billboards captured all the hallmarks of modern pro-policing propaganda. The jarring choice of language, a deliberate corruption of the protest chant "no justice, no peace," follows a pattern we see frequently from proponents of the police state.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-11-13). Implications for the Deepening Political Crises in the United States. globalresearch.ca Note: These remarks were delivered by Abayomi Azikiwe at the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) Virtual Forum held on November 12, 2020. The event was entitled: "What Now? A Post-Election Town Hall Meeting." The program featured Abayomi Azikiwe, editor …

WSWS (2020-11-13). Over 300,000 coronavirus deaths in Europe: Capitalism's crime against humanity. wsws.org The thousands of deaths now occurring every day were not inevitable; they are the product of a deliberate policy by the European ruling class.

Goldman Environmental Foundation (2020-11-13). Monday 11/30: Goldman Environmental Prize Virtual Ceremony. indybay.org

Tom Phillips (2020-11-13). 'We're in Power Now': Evo Morales Makes Gleeful Return to Town He Fled. zcomm.org Tens of thousands of supporters greet Bolivian ex-president during his triumphant return to Chimoré…

The Canary (2020-11-13). Comedian says she is 'disabled and proud' after Question Time speech. thecanary.co Comedian Rosie Jones said she is "bloody proud" to be disabled after speaking on Question Time 25 years since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act. | "Groundbreaking": | The legislation, which was introduced in 1995, prohibited discrimination on the grounds of disability, and was significantly extended in 2006 to include areas such as employment and education. | Jones, who has cerebral palsy, appeared on the BBC's discussion programme to talk about her experience, and said that the "groundbreaking" act had helped her lead a better life. She told Fiona Bruce: Without a doubt my life has bee…

Dolores Perez Heilbron (2020-11-13). Sunday 11/29: Dr. Benjamin Madley, "An American Genocide" Zoom Presentation. indybay.org First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco | ZOOM PRESENTATION…

WSWS (2020-11-13). Health minister warns: Ukraine on the verge of coronavirus "catastrophe" wsws.org Facing a rapidly worsening medical situation and a failing economy, the Ukrainian ruling class is doing little to stem the pandemic and assist the country's working class.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-13). Iran produces 13.9mn tons of steel ingot in H1. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran produced 13.9 million tons of steel ingot in the first six months of the current year (from March 21 to Sept. 22).

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-13). New green materials could power smart devices using ambient light. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have developed environmentally friendly materials that could harvest enough energy from indoor light to power wireless smart devices.

Daniel Haufler (2020-11-13). 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.

WSWS (2020-11-13). State University of New York publishes spring 2021 semester plans. wsws.org Despite clear signs that SUNY's policies were not working, the new plan for the spring is hardly an improvement. Most of the core points in the plan have already been in effect or add little to the existing precautions.

Women's March Action (2020-11-13). Monday 11/16: Georgia: Let's Get It! Mass Organizing Call w/ Women's March Action. indybay.org Online organizing call…

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs (2020-11-13). Thursday 11/26: Thanksgiving Celebration. indybay.org Laurel and Front Streets, Santa Cruz…

Stuart Klawans (2020-11-13). Living in Borat's America. thenation.com Living in Borat's America…

_____ (2020-11-13). Russian Diplomacy Pulls Caucasus From Brink of Disaster. strategic-culture.org

Rory Fanning (2020-11-13). Far Right Militias Are Recruiting Vets. We Must Organize Against This Trend. zcomm.org Challenging U.S. imperialism and combating white supremacy are part of the same struggle…

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-11-13). Saturday 11/14: Online Assembly: Lock It Down…Now What? indybay.org Zoom – Online…

Kim Petersen (2020-11-13). The Ramblings of a Self-confessed Liar, Cheater, and Thief. dissidentvoice.org On 10 November 2020, the United States secretary-of-state Mike Pompeo, he of the ill-famed confession "We lied, we cheated, we stole," spoke at the Ronald Reagan Institute. The liar Pompeo can even speak candidly, "I've talked about American exceptionalism. I did so in Brussels; I did it in Cairo; I did it in Jakarta, and …

WSWS (2020-11-13). As San Diego County coronavirus cases surge, schools and non-essential businesses remain open. wsws.org While San Diego has entered into California's supposedly more restrictive 'purple tier,' officials are appealing the designation, business owners are pledging to defy orders and schools remain open.

World Travel & Tourism Council (2020-11-13). COVID-19 "Restriction": U.S. Set to Lose 9.2 Million Jobs in Tourism and Travel Sector. globalresearch.ca A staggering 9.2 million jobs could be lost in the U.S. Travel & Tourism sector in 2020 if barriers to global travel remain in place, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed. | The new figure comes from WTTC's latest …

Zach Conti (2020-11-13). G20 Announces Debt Relief Process. indybay.org G20 finance ministers held an extraordinary meeting and announced further plans on debt reduction for developing countries affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-13). Imperial teams compete in second ever 'bionic Olympics' from home. imperial.ac.uk After winning a silver medal in the 2016 Cybathlon, Imperial College London is competing again in these 'bionic Olympics'.

WSWS (2020-11-13). Stop online censorship: Restore the Twitter account of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US)! wsws.org In an act of online political censorship, Twitter has suspended the account of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality in the US.

teleSUR (2020-11-13). China Praises Biden and Harris for Their Victory in US Election. telesurenglish.net China Friday congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their victory in the November 3 presidential election, a result that President Donald Trump refuses to acknowledge. | RELATED: | "We respect the choice of the American people and pass on our congratulations to Mr. Biden and Mrs. Harris," China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said. | China waited until the most votes wer…

WSWS (2020-11-13). Workers report dangerous outbreak at Fiat Chrysler transmission factory in Indiana. wsws.org Workers are reporting an outbreak of COVID-19 which is being covered up by FCA management and the United Auto Workers union.

World Travel & Tourism Council (2020-11-13). U.S. Looks Set to Lose 9.2 Million Jobs in 2020 Due to COVID-19 and Travel Restrictions, Says WTTC. globalresearch.ca A staggering 9.2 million jobs could be lost in the U.S. Travel & Tourism sector in 2020 if barriers to global travel remain in place, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed. | The new figure comes from WTTC's latest …

The Canary (2020-11-13). Aide sacked by the outgoing Dominic Cummings settles claim for unfair dismissal. thecanary.co A former Treasury aide marched out of Downing Street by armed police after being sacked by Dominic Cummings has settled her claim for unfair dismissal with the government. Sonia Khan, who was a special adviser to then-chancellor Sajid Javid, was dismissed last August over the alleged leaking of Brexit secrets. | The decision of the government to settle with her is likely to be seen as further evidence of Boris Johnson's desire for a "reset" following the news that Cummings is to leave. It will also avoid potentially damaging evidence of the way Cummings ran the No 10 operation coming out in public hearings due to…

WSWS (2020-11-13). Overstretched Russian hospitals turn away COVID cases. wsws.org Desperate health care workers and family members of those infected with the coronavirus are finding that there are no more beds in the country's medical facilities, even as the government insists that the situation is "under control."

repost (2020-11-13). 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?>

Fight Back (2020-11-13). Gipp family holds angelversary for Ryan Gipp at Standing Rock Reservation. fightbacknews.org Fort Yates, ND – On October 23, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs murdered 35-year-old Ryan Gipp after he was pulled over outside of Fort Yates, North Dakota. Gipp and his parents were returning home from a hunting trip and stopped at a gas station. Gipp was ejecting a shell from his shotgun, when it accidentally discharged. The family began to drive home and was pulled over by BIA officers shortly after. Gipp threw the only weapon in the vehicle, his shotgun, out the window in an effort to play it safe and present himself unarmed. BIA officers Raymond Webb and Gary Sandland Jr. then tased and shot Gipp several…

Tara Lohan (2020-11-13). The biggest environmental wins and losses of the 2020 election. salon.com The planet needed a big win, and from the top to the bottom of the ballot there were a number of crucial victories…

_____ (2020-11-13). VIDEO: The Dystopic Great Reset: Population Reduction and Hope for the Children of Men. strategic-culture.org It has become an unquestioned "fact" that the world is doomed by vast overpopulation. From children's textbooks to apocalyptic movies the narrative is unquestioningly pushed. But how exactly do we know when and if there is a breaking point? Watch the video and read more in the Editorial article by Joaquin Flores.

Bob Hennelly (2020-11-13). COVID explodes in Newark: Tragic result of a long legacy of urban abuse and neglect. salon.com New Jersey's largest city has shocking rates of COVID infection. The media has barely noticed, which is no surprise…

Extinction Rebellion America (2020-11-13). Friday 11/27: Help! Santa's Homeless! indybay.org Meet: Cable Car turnout, Powell and Market Streets, then march to the Westfield Shopping Complex…

Nancy Mendoza (2020-11-13). #TheCanaryLive — Has Labour has lost touch with working class communities? thecanary.co Join us here for a special live interview from 7-8: 30pm on Monday 16 November 2020. | Ian Lavery MP & Kerry-Anne Mendoza will be discussing the future of the Labour party and findings of No Holding Back's extensive meetings with working class communities throughout the UK. | MP's Laura Smith, Ian Lavery and Jon Trickett published their report into why working class communities abandoned Labour during the 2019 General Election. Was it simply a lack of alignment with Brexit 'leave' voters, or are there longer term and more complex issues at hand? Find out during this in depth #TheCanaryLive discussion. | This is th…

Priscilla Ward (2020-11-13). Kamala Harris names herself and seeks redemption, empowering so many of us to do the same. salon.com In "Lovecraft Country," Hippolyta named herself in order to own her potential to change, as must we all…

WSWS (2020-11-13). Nurses in North Dakota pressured to work despite being infected with COVID-19. wsws.org Nurses in North Dakota infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic will be "allowed" to continue working rather than quarantine, regardless of the hazards posed for both patients and nurses.

Kim Petersen (2020-11-13). Mike Pompeo: The Ramblings of a Self-confessed Liar, Cheater, and Thief. globalresearch.ca On 10 November 2020, the United States secretary-of-state Mike Pompeo, he of the ill-famed confession " The liar Pompeo can even speak candidly, | "I've talked about …

Documentary Film Institute (2020-11-13). Wednesday 11/18: Essential Stories Film Festival. indybay.org Online…

Sharon Lerner (2020-11-13). Georgia Senator Dismisses Climate Change While Enjoying Protected Beachfront Mansion. zcomm.org Facing runoff, Sen. David Perdue says climate change is a hoax, but his beach community is sure worried about rising sea levels…

Women's March Action (2020-11-13). Wednesday 11/18: Understanding the Moment: Where We've Been & Where We're Going w/ Women's March. indybay.org Online meeting / webinar…

Richard Falk (2020-11-13). Making Sense of Hunger Strikes and Symbolic Politics. zcomm.org The inspirational example of the Irish hunger strikers who did not abandon their quest for elemental justice at the doorstep of death was not lost on the Palestinians…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-13). Cancer patients at increased risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19. imperial.ac.uk Patients with cancer have a much higher risk of severe outcomes and death from COVID-19 than non-cancer patients.

WSWS (2020-11-13). Switzerland in the coronavirus pandemic: "We are on the verge of a medical catastrophe" wsws.org Particularly in southern and western Switzerland, infections have skyrocketed over recent days. Intensive care units in the hospitals are full, and doctors and nurses on the verge of collapse.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-13). Over a million welcome Evo Morales in Chimoré. peoplesdispatch.org People from across Bolivia came to Chimoré to receive former president Evo Morales and former vice-president àÅlvaro García Linera in the place from where they were forced to leave the country after the coup d'état of November 2019…

Press TV (2020-11-13). Hezbollah Leader: US Creator of Terrorist Groups, Cannot Accuse Others of Terrorism. dissidentvoice.org &nbsp…

Protests Contintue (2020-11-13). Resistance on the Golden Gate Bridge. indybay.org The struggle goes on despite the announcement on Nov 7 that the Biden/Harris ticket won.

The Canary (2020-11-13). Financial regulator issues warning notice against former government go-to Carillion. thecanary.co The UK's financial regulatory body has issued a warning notice against Carillion, saying the collapsed engineering giant and relevant directors acted "recklessly". | Non-full disclosure: | The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said announcements made in December 2016 and in March and May 2017 did not accurately or fully disclose the financial performance of the company. | The FCA said in a statement: They made misleading positive statements about Carillion's financial performance generally and in relation to its UK construction business in particular, which did not reflect significant deteriorations in the…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-13). Isolation insights and microbial adaptability: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

Steve Watson (2020-11-13). PM Boris Johnson Meets Bill Gates to Discuss Implementing 'Global' Vaccine Program. Gates and Big Pharma call the Shots. globalresearch.ca The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, currently being criticised for imposing another lockdown based on questionable data, has met with Bill Gates to discuss implementing a global "health security" program using Britain's G7 presidency to speed up the process. |

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2020-11-13). Saturday 11/14: Biden's Win Is a Very Good Thing, But the Struggle Is Far From Over. indybay.org Powell & Market, San Francisco…

Rafael Bernabe (2020-11-13). "A Tremendous Jump for Progressive Forces" zcomm.org Puerto Rico Election Signals End of Two-Party Dominance…

Music Is Healing (2020-11-13). Thursday 11/26: Momentum: Journey to the Bright Side. indybay.org Mount Shasta…

EarthDay (2020-11-13). Thursday 11/19: Breaking Away from Plastics Dependence w. EarthDay.org. indybay.org Online webinar…

Brasil de Fato (2020-11-13). What's at stake in Brazil's municipal elections this Sunday. peoplesdispatch.org The municipal elections, originally scheduled for October, were postponed to Sunday November 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The change was approved by the National Congress in July. | The COVID-19 health crisis in the country, far from being under control, is one of the factors that might lead to greater abstention in

WSWS (2020-11-13). Post-US election rally of US/UK pseudo-left hears praise for dragging neo-liberalism's corpse "across the finishing line" wsws.org The British pseudo-left are indifferent to the crisis facing American workers. Their sole interest in the US election is how they can utilise it to justify their own rotten scheming with the Labour Party right-wing.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-13). AI pioneer recognised for outstanding contribution to computing. imperial.ac.uk Imperial Vice-Provost Professor Nick Jennings has been jointly awarded the British Computer Society's Lovelace Medal, the UK's top award in computing.

Newsclick (2020-11-13). Vaccine distribution: Cold storage requirement for potential COVID-19 vaccine a major problem. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss the challenges of taking a vaccine to the people in countries like India. They also look at the various vaccine candidates in contention…

Prof. Ruel F. Pepa (2020-11-13). The Role of Social Networks in the Cyberspace Age: The Concept of Personhood. globalresearch.ca The social network is the third-wave (1) redefinition of the concept of society via the highest stage of technological evolution achieved so far in the present era which is also known as cyberspace age. It is the actual realization of …

Margot Rathke (2020-11-13). After Boosting Low-Income Voter Turnout, Poor People's Campaign Mobilizes for Covid Relief. zcomm.org People did not turn out in record numbers in the midst of a pandemic to vote for a return to normal. They want policy change based on a moral agenda…

Johanna Ross (2020-11-13). With Biden, Don't Expect this 'Cold War' to Thaw Anytime Soon. globalresearch.ca Russian President Vladimir Putin is no stranger to changes in the US administration. In the last couple of decades, as a member of Boris Yeltsin's office, then as both President and Prime Minister he has dealt with Republican and Democrat …

PHIFRE (2020-11-13). The Health Effects of Non-Ionising Radiation (NIR): RF Emissions from Mobile Phone Networks, Wi-Fi, and the Rollout of 5G. globalresearch.ca Medical experts and practitioners from around the world have united once again to make clear their concerns regarding the health effects of escalating non-ionising radiation (NIR) exposures. NIR is electromagnetic energy ranging from Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) waves right the …

_____ (2020-11-13). 'We Won't Quit Until We Stop It'. popularresistance.org Naha, Okinawa – Every day except weekends, holidays, and typhoon days, even in the pandemic, charter buses leave from Naha and other cities on this island to transport protesters to three locations in the north, where the Japanese government is trying to build a super airbase for the US Marines. | One location is Shirakawa, on the Pacific Ocean side of the island, where the government's Okinawa Defense Bureau is tearing down a mountain and loading it into dump trucks. There, protesters delay the work by standing in front of the trucks.

_____ (2020-11-13). Unhoused Community Forms Tenants Union. popularresistance.org Minneapolis, MN — A tenants union was formed this past weekend by unhoused community members who have been living at the Extended Stay America hotel in Bloomington, MN. After a deal for Hennepin County to purchase the building unexpectedly fell through, residents say they are standing up for their rights as tenants. Their lawyers are helping them argue that Minnesota Governor Tim Walz's suspension of evictions during the pandemic protects people experiencing homelessness who had been housed in hotels as an emergency temporary measure.

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.

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…

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

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 …

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" . . . |

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.

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). 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…

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

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.

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). 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…

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…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-12). Missing Israeli soldier found dead in West Bank, military says. middleeasteye.net Missing Israeli soldier found dead in West Bank, military says | The body of the soldier, reported missing this week, was found near an army checkpoint close to Jerusalem | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 09: 34 | Israel's military and police were investigating the circumstances of his death (AFP) | An Israeli soldier reported missing this week was found dead in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the I…

Simon Hooper (2020-11-12). 'Hostile environment' supporter appointed to EHRC equality watchdog. middleeasteye.net 'Hostile environment' supporter appointed to EHRC equality watchdog | David Goodhart, who says he has 'grown used to being accused of racism even by my own children', appointed to Equality and Human Rights Commission board | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 14: 59 | David Goodhart described Black Lives Matter complaints of systemic racism in the UK as "statistically naive" (Screengrab) | The UK government has appoin…

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 …

MEE correspondent (2020-11-12). New Saudi-US channel hit with UK lawsuit by Egyptian opposition leader. middleeasteye.net New Saudi-US channel hit with UK lawsuit by Egyptian opposition leader | Istanbul-based Al-Sharq channel, owned by Ayman Nour, claims the rival Bloomberg-tied Al-Sharq has copied its name and logo | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 16: 29 | Founders of the Saudi Al-Sharq News channel pose for a picture on the launch day on 11 November, 2020 in Riyadh (LinkedIn/@Al-Sharq News) | The owner of Egypt's la…

MEE staff (2020-11-12). Groups critical of Israel to be branded 'antisemitic' under Pompeo plan: Report. middleeasteye.net Groups critical of Israel to be branded 'antisemitic' under Pompeo plan: Report | Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Oxfam and others would likely be targeted by campaign | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 18: 01 | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Jerusalem after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in August (AFP/File photo) | The US State Department is expected to announce plans to create a ne…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-12). Dutch police investigating after shots fired at Saudi embassy. middleeasteye.net Dutch police investigating after shots fired at Saudi embassy | Police say no one hurt after several shots fired at the building in The Hague which embassy described as a 'cowardly attack' | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 07: 55 | Several shots were fired at the building in The Hague just before 6am (05: 00GMT), police said (File/AFP) | Dutch police said they were investigating a shooting at the embassy…

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

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.

RT (2020-11-12). German company says its Covid-19 vaccine could be ready for use by September 2021. rt.com Germany's CureVac AG is about to launch third phase clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine candidate, the company's CEO, Franz-Werner Haas, said on Thursday. The jab could get final approval by September 2021. | The company seeks to launch its third and final vaccine trial phase "as soon as possible," Haas told journalists during an online media conference. The study is expected to involve 36,000 participants and be completed in about three months. | If things go smooth, CureVac plans to file for its vaccine candidate emergency approval with the European Medicines Agency as early as in the first quarter of…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-12). Saudi embassy denies UK ambassador discussed freeing women's rights activists. middleeasteye.net Saudi embassy denies UK ambassador discussed freeing women's rights activists | Envoy was quoted by the Guardian as saying Riyadh was considering releasing detainees such as Loujain al-Hathloul ahead of G20 summit | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 12: 02 | Hathloul, who has been on hunger strike for 17 days, was arrested and detained in 2018 along with a number of other activists on charges including 'a…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-11-12). Jobless numbers stay high as Senate's ruling Republicans do nothing. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

RT (2020-11-12). WATCH shopping mall in Russia engulfed in flames during MASSIVE BLAZE. rt.com A large shopping mall in the Russian city of Ryazan has been hit by such a huge fire the local emergency services had to deploy a fire-fighting train to extinguish it. No casualties have been reported. | Giant plumes of fire illuminated the evening skies over the city of Ryazan, about 200km southeast of Moscow, as the local M5 Mall erupted in flames. The blaze quickly engulfed the building's roof, sending billowing clouds of smoke into the air. | Videos published on social media show the scale of the inferno. Nearly 60 fire fighters were deployed to tackle the fire that covered an area of 500 square meters.

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.

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…

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) is voicing 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 …

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.

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

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.

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.

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 . . . |

RT (2020-11-12). Northern Ireland politicians work to WRONG deadline on lifting Covid lockdown. rt.com The power-sharing political parties in Northern Ireland have been debating for days what measures to put in place after the country's four week 'circuit breaker' lockdown ends — except they've been working to the wrong date. | The Northern Ireland Assembly in Stormont was working on the belief that restrictions it had introduced were set to end at midnight on Thursday. However, the Department of Health has received "revised legal advice" showing it actually expires 24 hours later, at midnight on Friday. | The confusion is likely to add to the growing frustration among business owners in Northern Ireland,…

RT (2020-11-12). UK hit by 'highly infectious' bird flu as govt declares national prevention zone to halt spread. rt.com British health chiefs confirmed a "highly infectious" bird flu outbreak in England on Thursday as the government declared a national prevention zone, echoing similar drastic action taken by other European nations. | The H5N8 strain of bird flu was found in broiler breeder chickens on a farm near the town of Leominster in Herefordshire, western England, in what is the UK's latest report of highly infectious bird flu. | It follows other cases of H5N8 in wild birds in Gloucestershire, Devon and Dorset in southern England and at a farm in Cheshire in the north of the country. | An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (…

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 …

MEE staff (2020-11-12). Egyptian sets himself on fire in Tahrir Square to protest corruption. middleeasteye.net Egyptian sets himself on fire in Tahrir Square to protest corruption | Man complained in video about financial and living conditions as result of attempts to uncover corruption | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 19: 45 | An Egyptian man set himself on fire in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Thursday to protest corruption and deteriorating living conditions in the North African country. | In a video widely circulated on social media…

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.

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 . . . |

_____ (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…

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.

RT (2020-11-12). Russia inks draft deal to open naval base for nuclear-powered ships in Sudan, in exchange for military cooperation with Khartoum. rt.com Russia is to build a naval logistics base in northeastern African Sudan, allowing Moscow to keep its nuclear warships on the Red Sea coast. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved the draft agreement. | The deal stipulates a maximum of four warships and 300 servicemen can stay in the base at one time, including "naval ships with nuclear propulsion systems." Once endorsed, the bilateral agreement will enable Russia to use the Sudanese port for repairs and resupply, and in return Khartoum will receive weapons and military equipment free of charge to protect the base. | The Russian ships will be e…

Ali Harb (2020-11-12). 'Antithesis of peace': Palestine advocates decry Israeli settlers' visit to UAE. middleeasteye.net 'Antithesis of peace': Palestine advocates decry Israeli settlers' visit to UAE | After visit to Dubai, right-wing settler leader Yossi Dagan says direct trade between settlements and UAE will start soon | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 22: 00 | 'Normalisation is betrayal,' reads mural in Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron (AFP/File photo) | Palestinian rights advocates condemned a visit by Israeli settlers to the United Ar…

MEE staff (2020-11-12). Qatar blockade: Independent UN expert calls for it to end. middleeasteye.net Qatar blockade: Independent UN expert calls for it to end | Special rapporteur highlights how three-year blockade has negatively impacted lives and 'fundamental human rights' | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 20: 43 | Blockading countries have closed their airspace to Qatari aircraft and sealed their borders and ports since 2017 (AFP/File photo) | An independent UN expert released a preliminary report calling on Saudi Arabi…

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…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-12). As Climate Crisis Rages, the World's Public Banks Gathered at First-Ever Summit and Chose to Not Rule Out Continued Fossil Fuels Funding. commondreams.org "There is no excuse for the continued funding of billions of dollars in coal, gas, or oil projects," said one angered campaigner. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (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.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-12). Iran's support for Palestine 'a matter of faith'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) — A senior member of Hamas Islamic Resistance Movement said the martyrdom of General Soleimani indicated that Iran's support for Palestine and the ideals of the Palestinian people is not political hypocrisy but a firm belief.

Chauncey DeVega (2020-11-12). Chris Hedges on the task ahead: Will Biden surrender to plutocrats and paralysis?>. salon.com Pulitzer-winning author: Biden and the Democrats will "just dig themselves deeper," fueling a fascist comeback…

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 …

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…

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.

teleSUR (2020-11-12). US Border Smugglers Benefit From Pandemic Border Policy. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump's administration in March announced that it would begin to quickly expel nearly all migrants caught at the border under the authority of an existing federal public health act, known as Title 42, saying the move was necessary to prevent coronavirus from spreading into the United States. | But the order appears to be having unintended effects. | RELATED: | Previously, Central American mi…

news.un (2020-11-12). More tragedy on the Mediterranean as 74 migrants reportedly drown off Libya coast. news.un.org The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday reported yet another devastating shipwreck in the Central Mediterranean, which has claimed the lives of at least 74 migrants off the coast of Khums, Libya. It is the eighth such incident since the beginning of October.

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 …

2020-11-13: Social Media Postees

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FRSO joins Anti-imperialist Working Class World Summit
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-14
Members of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization answered the call from the Partido Socialista Unido Venezloano (PSUV) to participate in a virtual gathering to uphold proletarian internationalism in the face of U.S. imperialism. The virtual conference demonstrated a truly international character, as 61 different delegations of trade unionists and activists attended from all five continents. It is clear that workers and communist parties from around the world stand in solidarity against U.S. imperialism and the blockade against Venezuela. | Other countries that are also in the crosshairs of U.S. imperialist mane…
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Class oppression and the virus
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2020-11-14
The United States continues to lead the world — in the number of COVID-19 cases as well as in deaths. As of Nov. 9, this rich, high-tech imperialist country has now registered 243,302 deaths from the virus. This is twice as many coronavirus deaths as in India, even though the . . . | Continue reading Class oppression and the virus at Workers.org
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Seattle: Anti-racist marches continue during election week
Jim McMahan | workers.org | 2020-11-14
Seattle Black-led marches against racist and economic oppression continued during election week in Seattle. Trump's racism has led more people to stay in the streets. While the vote for Biden was big, the election definitely didn't take people out of the streets. "Count Every Vote — Protect Every Person" rally, . . . | Continue reading Seattle: Anti-racist marches continue during election week at Workers.org
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A Hero's Welcome: Inside Evo Morales' Triumphant Return Tour
Oliver Vargas | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-14
The return of Evo Morales to Bolivia on Monday, November 9, one day after President Luis Arce's inauguration, marked the formal end of last year's U.S.-backed coup. What does his return mean for Bolivia, and for the world? Is he just a former president who the media will turn to periodically for comment? Is he yesterday's news to his party? The answers to those questions remain unclear, but what is clear is that his three-day return tour was a statement that he intends to provide strong leadership for social movements in Bolivia and abroad. | Corporate media, both national and international, have been promoting a…
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Naciones indígenas de Oklahoma ganan fallo de Corte Suprema
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2020-11-14
Una decisión sorprendentemente progresista de la Corte Suprema encontró que más de un tercio de Oklahoma todavía se denomina como "nación indígena" según la ley federal para la tribu Muscogee Creek y otras tribus de Oklahoma. En 1880, delegados indígenas de 34 tribus frente al Consejo Creek House, Territorio Indio. . . . | Continue reading Naciones indígenas de Oklahoma ganan fallo de Corte Suprema at Workers.org
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Joe Biden's Victory Is Still a Loss for Humanity: "Good News for Corporations, Cops, War Profiteers and Banks"
Danny Haiphong | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-13
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. | "Social movements must become the focus of politics, not the electoral …
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Biden Defends Sanctions Against Brazil and Irritates Bolsonaro
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-13
A new era is beginning in bilateral relations between Brazil and the US. Unlike Donald Trump, who demonstrated greater neutrality in environmental and humanitarian issues and always avoided pronouncements about the Amazon, the presumptive president-elect, Joe Biden, is marked …
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[Comment] Offline: A different kind of lockdown
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
In April, 2019, Dr Mai Alkaila became the first woman to be appointed Minister of Health in the occupied Palestinian territory. An obstetrician and gynaecologist by training, she later earned a PhD in health policy and systems. But she also had a taste for diplomacy and has served the State of Palestine as Ambassador to Chile and Italy. Perfect credentials, one might imagine, for a role that comes with already delicate political challenges. And then the COVID-19 pandemic struck. How was a divided land and a divided government under occupation going to handle a health emergency that was confounding even the most u…
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[Correspondence] Breast cancer radiation therapy
Birgitte Vrou Offersen, Jens Overgaard | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
In the past two decades, there has been a trend towards the use of fewer yet larger fractions (hypofractionation) of radiotherapy for patients with breast cancer only.1,2…
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[World Report] US wildfires and mental illness stress health systems
Roxanne Nelson | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
The record wildfire season on the US west coast, coupled with the raging COVID-19 pandemic, is testing the health system's preparedness. Roxanne Nelson reports from Seattle, WA.
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[Correspondence] Eplerenone for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy
Dinu Stanescu-Segall, Sara Touhami, Bahram Bodaghi, Phuc LeHoang | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
The VICI trial1 was necessary because of the uncertainty surrounding eplerenone, an off-label drug, in the management of chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). Andrew Lotery and colleagues1 concluded that eplerenone was not superior to placebo for improving best-corrected visual acuity in patients with chronic CSCR after 12 months of treatment. Nevertheless, this study raises a few concerns.
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[Correspondence] Conflicts of interest should be declared
Mike Daube, Maurice Swanson | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
In her Correspondence about smoking cessation programmes in China,1 Yuchen Xue declares no competing interests. However, she writes from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, which is entirely funded by Philip Morris International, a tobacco company that has been heavily criticised for promoting tobacco industry agendas.
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[Perspectives] Analysing how sex and gender interact
Marcia L Stefanick, Londa Schiebinger | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
In recent years prominent UK and US leaders in science and medicine have called for the end of all-male speaking panels, or "manels", and focused admirably on the issue of participation in science. Arguably more important than who does the research, however, is how the research is conducted. Are crucial variables missing? Are basic theoretical frameworks ignoring key components? We posit that it's time to end science in which mankind represents all humankind. It's also time to integrate how sex and gender interact into basic and applied research.
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[Obituary] Roger H Unger
Adam Marcus | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
Endocrinologist who made key contributions to understanding diabetes. Born on March 7, 1924, in New York City, NY, USA, he died on Aug 22, 2020, of natural causes, aged 96 years.
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[Comment] Bridge-It trial–a step towards better contraception services
Cicely Marston, Annabel Sowemimo | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
The findings of the UK Bridge-It trial, reported by Sharon Cameron and colleagues in The Lancet,1 show a new way to get contraception to those who need it–and a potentially important improvement to contraceptive services. This trial targets women obtaining emergency contraception in pharmacies, providing them with a supply of progestogen-only pills alongside the emergency contraceptive levonorgestrel.
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[Correspondence] Breast cancer radiation therapy
Michael Douek, Shiroma De Silva-Minor, Lucy Davies, Bleddyn Jones | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
The FAST-Forward trial1 has an unusual design because Adrian Brunt and colleagues used a single non-inferiority margin and assumed that it applied to both 26 Gy and 27 Gy groups. Such an assumption questions the need for both of these groups.
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[World Report] Prince Mahidol award winners announced
Talha Burki | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
The 2020 awards have gone to Bernard Pécoul for his work at the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative and to Valentin Fuster for his work on platelets. Talha Burki reports.
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[Correspondence] Lessons from The Lancet Low Back Pain Series media strategy
Mary O'Keeffe, Chris G Maher, Tomas Rozbroj, Mark Schoene, Rachelle Buchbinder | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
Mass media campaigns improve population health by promoting positive health behaviours and discouraging negative ones.1 Campaigns have helped to successfully reduce smoking and promote physical exercise. For some health conditions, campaigns sometimes have to compete with the marketing of unproven tests and treatments by industry and professional associations. An example of success in this context was an Australian campaign that improved population and general practitioner beliefs about back pain, improved medical management, and reduced workers' compensation costs for back pain.
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[Articles] Use of effective contraception following provision of the progestogen-only pill for women presenting to community pharmacies for emergency contraception (Bridge-It): a pragmatic cluster-randomised crossover trial
Sharon T Cameron, Anna Glasier, Lisa McDaid, Andrew Radley, Paula Baraitser, Judith Stephenson, Richard Gilson, Claire Battison, Kathleen Cowle, Mark Forrest, Beatriz Goulao, Anne Johnstone, Alessandra Morelli, Susan Patterson, Alison McDonald, Thenmalar Vadiveloo, John Norrie | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
Provision of a supply of the progestogen-only pill with emergency contraception from a community pharmacist, along with an invitation to a sexual and reproductive health clinic, results in a clinically meaningful increase in subsequent use of effective contraception. Widely implemented, this practice could prevent unintended pregnancies after use of emergency contraception.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31785-2/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Breast cancer radiation therapy — Authors' reply
Adrian Murray Brunt, Joanne S Haviland, Duncan A Wheatley, John R Yarnold | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
Birgitte Offersen and Jens Overgaard argue that 26 Gy in five fractions is biologically inferior to 40 Gy in 15 fractions on the basis of α/β point estimates; however, therapeutic ratio is better defined clinically. In the FAST-Forward trial,1 predefined non-inferiority of the 1-week schedule, compared with a 15-fraction control for ipsilateral breast tumour relapse, was substantiated. Combined with similar rates of late adverse effects for patients allocated to the 26 Gy schedule, why not be guided by the data?
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[Clinical Picture] Renal cancer with extensive level IV intracardiac tumour thrombus removed by robot
Inderbir S Gill, Giovanni E Cacciamani, Vinay Duddalwar, Duraiyah Thangathurai, Mark Cunningham | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
A 74-year-old man presented to the emergency department reporting blood in his urine. He was fit and well and reported no pain, or fever. He had a medical history of hypertension, coronary artery disease, partial colectomy for cancer, gastro-oesophageal reflux, and cataracts. He was taking aspirin, losartan, omeprazole and simvastatin.
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[Correspondence] Eplerenone for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy
Riccardo Sacconi, Enrico Borrelli, Giuseppe Querques | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
We congratulate Andrew Lotery and colleagues1 for their excellent work on eplerenone for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). However, we have several concerns about the study.
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[Correspondence] Breast cancer radiation therapy
Shearwood McClelland | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
The practice-changing results of the FAST-Forward trial1 show the importance of not settling for a good option when a better one is possible. Building on previous work establishing hypofractionated radiation therapy with a duration of 3 weeks, compared with the traditional 7-week radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer,2 Adrian Brunt and colleagues1 have shown the non-inferiority of 1 week versus 3 weeks of hypofractionated radiotherapy in this patient population at 5 years after treatment.
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[Perspectives] Staying sane in our new COVID-19 world
Devi Sridhar | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
COVID-19 spread like wildfire across the world: from China to its neighbouring countries to east Asia, Iran, Europe, and the rest of the world. This pandemic showed how connected the world has become, and how even the best mathematical modelling could not predict which countries would be first affected and how elite travellers would move from hotels to ski resorts to cruise ships and restaurants. But during the pandemic, there has been anxiety about the virus and considerable uncertainty, with widespread reports of mental health issues and feelings of isolation, especially under lockdowns.
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[Correspondence] Eplerenone for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy — Authors' reply
Andrew Lotery, Abby O'Connell, Rosie A Harris, Sobha Sivaprasad, Barnaby C Reeves | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
We thank Riccardo Sacconi and colleagues and Dinu Stanescu-Segall and colleagues for their questions about the VICI trial.1…
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[Correspondence] Improving global surveillance of gender-based violence
Joht Singh Chandan | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
Gender-based violence, as highlighted by Sophie Cousins in a World Report1 and by numerous other organisations (eg, UN and WHO),1–4 is a substantial public health issue leading to excess morbidity and mortality and is thought to be exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Cómo COVID-19 revela las desigualdades en la economía de EE.UU
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-11-14
La administración de Trump ha admitido que no tiene ningún plan controlar al virus COVID-19. El jefe de personal de la Casa Blanca, Mark Meadows, dijo a CNN el 25 de octubre que "No vamos a controlar la pandemia. Vamos a controlar el hecho de que tenemos vacunas, terapias y . . . | Continue reading Cómo COVID-19 revela las desigualdades en la economía de EE.UU at Workers.org
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War in Ethiopia Threatens China's Economic Penetration in Africa
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-13
Less than a year after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a military operation against the country's northern Tigray province. Ethiopia is often described as the Horn of Africa's pillar of stability and | …
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F*#k the Trumpenleft and Obama Too
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
The neoliberal imperialist Barack Obama and his fellow Left-hating establishment Democrats have cost me a lot of online "friends." I'm not referring to liberals, moderates, and progressives who have taken umbrage at my radical Left criticism of Clinton-Obama-Pelosi Democrats (hereafter "COP Dems")' nauseating fealty and service to capital and empire. I never had friends, real…
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Everything Will Fundamentally Change
David Swanson | zcomm.org | 2020-11-13
Either everything will change for the better or one or both of the twin dangers of environmental and nuclear apocalypse will change everything for the worse…
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Socialist Equality Group webinar discusses New Zealand and US elections
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
Speakers debunked the claims of pseudo-left groups that the re-election of Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party is a win for workers, and outlined the stronger military alliance between New Zealand and the US in the context of a crisis of democracy in Washington and preparations for war against China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/meet…

The "Secret Agenda" of the So-called Elite
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-13
Important and timely article, first published on April 10, 2020 | "The International" is the world-renowned battle song of the socialist labor movement. The English version of the original French text reads: | "Wake up, damned of this earth, who are still …
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Indigenous Anarchic Hierarchy
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-13
It is possible to characterize positions of hierarchy within some Indigenous systems as hierarchies based on respect, not domination. People may hold a position as 'chief' in a hierarchy that encourages people to follow their guidance, but there is no mechanism to enforce obedience or observance of these leaders' ideas. | Caribs/Kalinago would never abide an order to go fishing, but at the suggestion that fish was needed by the chief, people would join him in fishing. Among Yuman tribes, chiefs & orators would lead in offering suggestions for activities, but mutual consent was required for action.
popularresistance.org/indigenous-anarchi…

As Trump rejects US election, Biden signals continued regime change abroad
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-11-13
With Trump rejecting the US election outcome and the Biden team advocating continued regime change abroad, Max Blumenthal on US hegemony coming home to roost. As President Trump refuses to concede over baseless allegations of widespread fraud, the Biden team has sent signals that there will be little to no transition away from US regime change abroad. The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal discusses Trump's rejection of democracy at home, and the records of the likely Biden cabinet members who have adopted …
thegrayzone.com/2020/11/13/as-trump-reje…

Biden Should Shake Hands With Nicolás Maduro
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
In June, Joe Biden–who will be the U.S. president in January 2021–sent out a tweet that described Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro–and others–as "thugs and dictators." Maduro won two elections to hold his post–in 2013 and 2018. In 2018, Maduro won 67.8 percent of the vote, losing a third of the votes to Henri Falcón and…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/13/biden-should…

Meet the Filthy Rich War Hawks That Make up Biden's New Foreign Policy Team
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-13
"I expect the prevailing direction of U.S. foreign policy over these last decades to continue: more lawless bombing and killing multiple countries under the cover of "limited engagement," – Biden Biographer Branko Marcetic…
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Hologram Daddies and Posthumous Molestation
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
"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…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/13/hologram-dad…

Women of Steel: Check out upcoming screenings near you
Fred Fuentes | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-13
Denied jobs at Wollongong's steelworks, working-class migrant women refused to accept discrimination. They began a campaign for the right to work that lasted for 14 years. Women of Steel tells their story, writes Kerry Smith.
greenleft.org.au/content/women-steel-che…

More than 70 migrants die in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea near Libyan coast
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-13
The small dinghy was reportedly carrying over 120 people of whom at least 47 were rescued. Every year, hundreds of migrants are killed in similar accidents while trying to reach Europe from Libya or other countries in the region…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/13/more-than…

Immigrant women who accused ICE doctor of forced sterilization deported from the United States
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
One of the women who spoke to federal investigators was told only hours later by ICE that the hold on her deportation had been removed and that her removal was "imminent."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/ster…

Can Multinationals be Responsible?
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
As part of anger against the 1%, many of the 99% are turning against multinational corporations such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. On November 29, the Swiss will vote on a referendum concerning corporate social responsibility. Before deciding on the pros and cons of what's on the ballot, we should consider the nature of…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/13/can-multinat…

Voting Activist Desmond Meade on Re-enfranchising People & Why "Ex-Felon" Is a Dehumanizing Label
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-13
In Florida, tens of thousands of newly eligible voters who were previously disenfranchised due to their criminal records turned out to the polls for the 2020 election. Amendment 4, a measure that in 2018 overturned a Jim Crow-era law aimed at keeping African Americans from voting, restored voting rights to people with nonviolent felonies who have completed their sentences and was hailed as the biggest win for voting rights in decades. However, hundreds of thousands of people in Florida remain disenfranchised due to a modern-day poll tax that requires formerly incarcerated voters to pay all fees and fines to court…
www.democracynow.org/2020/11/13/desmond_…

State University of New York publishes spring 2021 semester plans
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
Despite clear signs that SUNY's policies were not working, the new plan for the spring is hardly an improvement. Most of the core points in the plan have already been in effect or add little to the existing precautions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/suny…

As conflict in Ethiopia continues, observers fear return of repressive state
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-13
Soon after coming to power in 2018, prime minister Abiy Ahmed had opened up the political space by freeing political prisoners and allowing other political parties to operate freely. The war in Tigray may lead to a reversal of these gains…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/13/as-confli…

Airports and Rallies
Victor Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
Ding-dong, the wicked witch is dead! A wicked but very male Witch of the East seemed to be crushed under a houseful of angry voters, though this house, unlike Dorothy's in The Wizard of Oz, was definitely not from Kansas! And I have a lingering fear that the man still in the White House may…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/13/airports-and…

After Defund Police victory, Portland keeps marching
Lyn Neeley | workers.org | 2020-11-13
Portland, Ore. After 170 days of uninterrupted protests against racism, fascism and police brutality, 82 percent of Portlanders have voted for a community oversight board to investigate and discipline cases of police violence. Rally for Black Lives Matter and to defend workers' rights, Portland, Ore., Nov. 8 Since the brutal . . . | Continue reading After Defund Police victory, Portland keeps marching at Workers.org
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What's at stake in Brazil's municipal elections this Sunday
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-13
The municipal elections, originally scheduled for October, were postponed to Sunday November 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The change was approved by the National Congress in July. | The COVID-19 health crisis in the country, far from being under control, is one of the factors that might lead to greater abstention in this Sunday's election, although voting is mandatory for all Brazilian citizens over 18 years of age. In the 2018 presidential elec…
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Republicans are encouraging people to report voter fraud for up to a $1 million reward
Shawn Mulcahy | salon.com | 2020-11-13
Republicans dominated up and down the ballot in Texas, but Patrick is still crusading for proof of fraud…
salon.com/2020/11/13/republicans-are-enc…

When Centrists lose, corporate media blame the left
Julie Hollar | mronline.org | 2020-11-13
Joe Biden hadn't even been declared the victor of the 2020 election before establishment Democrats, in the face of poorer-than-expected results in House and Senate races, began pointing fingers at the left–with corporate media giving them a major assist.
mronline.org/2020/11/13/when-centrists-l…

Russian Diplomacy Pulls Caucasus From Brink of Disaster
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-13
strategic-culture.org/wp-content/uploads… | During six weeks of intense fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces which erupted on September 27 over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory, it is estimated that up to 5,000 lives were lost. As many as 100,000 civilians were displaced. The ceasefire brokered this week by Russia has…

'We Won't Quit Until We Stop It'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-13
Naha, Okinawa – Every day except weekends, holidays, and typhoon days, even in the pandemic, charter buses leave from Naha and other cities on this island to transport protesters to three locations in the north, where the Japanese government is trying to build a super airbase for the US Marines. | One location is Shirakawa, on the Pacific Ocean side of the island, where the government's Okinawa Defense Bureau is tearing down a mountain and loading it into dump trucks. There, protesters delay the work by standing in front of the trucks.
popularresistance.org/we-wont-quit-until…

'We're in Power Now': Evo Morales Makes Gleeful Return to Town He Fled
Tom Phillips | zcomm.org | 2020-11-13
Tens of thousands of supporters greet Bolivian ex-president during his triumphant return to Chimoré…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/were-in-power-now-…

Far Right Militias Are Recruiting Vets. We Must Organize Against This Trend
Rory Fanning | zcomm.org | 2020-11-13
Challenging U.S. imperialism and combating white supremacy are part of the same struggle…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/far-right-militias…

Saturday 11/14: Online Assembly: Lock It Down…Now What?
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
Zoom – Online…
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Commentary: New Jersey releases 2,261 — but to what?
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-11-13
The State of New Jersey released 2,261 incarcerated workers from its state prisons on Nov. 4. This largest single-day release in U.S. history comes on the heels of state law S2519, passed in September, which calls for the release of nearly 3,000 people in prisons to stop the rampant spread . . . | Continue reading Commentary: New Jersey releases 2,261 — but to what? at Workers.org
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DamNation | The Problem with Hydropower
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
counterpunch.org/2020/11/13/damnation-th…

Wednesday 11/18: Essential Stories Film Festival
Documentary Film Institute | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
Online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/13/1883844…

In Promoting New Nuclear Power, Biden-Harris Back Fiction Over Science
Linda Pentz Gunter | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
When you look at the precipitating drop in renewable energy costs versus the ever soaring nuclear ones; when you examine how you can reduce more carbon emissions faster and more cheaply with renewables than nuclear; and when you observe the real life examples of countries whose carbon reductions are greater after investing in renewables rather than clinging onto nuclear; then the only reason to include nuclear power in a climate plan is political.
counterpunch.org/2020/11/13/in-promoting…

Iran produces 13.9mn tons of steel ingot in H1
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-13
TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran produced 13.9 million tons of steel ingot in the first six months of the current year (from March 21 to Sept. 22).
en.mehrnews.com/news/165846/Iran-produce…

Dennis Kucinich on the Real Reason the Blue Wave Never Materialized
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-13
Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play The 2020 U.S. general election has come and gone, and while Joe Biden has won the presidential race, the " blue wave" that Democrats were expecting in the Senate and House of Representatives doesn't seem to have materialized. On this week's installment of "Scheer Intelligence," former congress member and 53rd mayor of Cleveland Dennis Kucinich… | Source…
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Biden's victory shifts the balance of power in Washington
Daniel Haufler | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
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…

The New Elite: Dark Nights Rising
Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
There is a new elite on the rise. Unlike the old traditional elite, America's new elite lives no longer from inheritance and breeding but on achievement. The old elite was based on land, property, and factories. The new elite is very different. This elite has gone through a rigorous training regime — all the way…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/13/the-new-elit…

Structural Violence, Marginalized Communities, and Radical Change
Gary Olson | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-13
A recent analysis by Harvard geneticist Stephen Elledge tabulated the number of years that Americans who died from COVID-19 might have lived had they reached a typical life expectancy. The shocking answer is that the coronavirus has claimed more than 2.5 million years of potential life in the United States since 2020. And despite making …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/structural-vi…

Nurses in North Dakota pressured to work despite being infected with COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
Nurses in North Dakota infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic will be "allowed" to continue working rather than quarantine, regardless of the hazards posed for both patients and nurses.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/ndak…

G20 Announces Debt Relief Process
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
G20 finance ministers held an extraordinary meeting and announced further plans on debt reduction for developing countries affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/13/1883844…

The mental health of young adults is being ravaged by the pandemic–the suffering needs to stop
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
Many months into the pandemic, with a surge in COVID-19 cases affecting virtually every US state, a new study shows that there is a veritable tsunami of depression flooding over the nation's young adult population.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/ment…

Georgia Senator Dismisses Climate Change While Enjoying Protected Beachfront Mansion
Sharon Lerner | zcomm.org | 2020-11-13
Facing runoff, Sen. David Perdue says climate change is a hoax, but his beach community is sure worried about rising sea levels…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/georgia-senator-di…

COVID explodes in Newark: Tragic result of a long legacy of urban abuse and neglect
Bob Hennelly | salon.com | 2020-11-13
New Jersey's largest city has shocking rates of COVID infection. The media has barely noticed, which is no surprise…
salon.com/2020/11/13/covid-explodes-in-n…

Evo Morales: Lithium was the reason for the coup in Bolivia
teleSUR Desk | mronline.org | 2020-11-13
The former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, assures that the large deposits of lithium in the Andean country and his government's attempt to industrialize the reserves were why the coup d'état against him in 2019 occurred.
mronline.org/2020/11/13/evo-morales-lith…

Trump and Melania According to Fritz Lang
Gilad Atzmon | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-13
As of today, America does not seem convinced by its democratic nature and its democratic process. One poll released yesterday claims that "less than half of the Americans believe Biden is the legitimate winner of election; a third say Trump won." By now it is reasonable to admit that America is far from being confident about …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/trump-and-mel…

Thursday 11/26: Momentum: Journey to the Bright Side
Music Is Healing | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
Mount Shasta…
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Over 300,000 coronavirus deaths in Europe: Capitalism's crime against humanity
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
The thousands of deaths now occurring every day were not inevitable; they are the product of a deliberate policy by the European ruling class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/pers…

Over a million welcome Evo Morales in Chimoré
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-13
People from across Bolivia came to Chimoré to receive former president Evo Morales and former vice-president àÅlvaro García Linera in the place from where they were forced to leave the country after the coup d'état of November 2019…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/13/over-a-mi…

Aide sacked by the outgoing Dominic Cummings settles claim for unfair dismissal
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-13
A former Treasury aide marched out of Downing Street by armed police after being sacked by Dominic Cummings has settled her claim for unfair dismissal with the government. Sonia Khan, who was a special adviser to then-chancellor Sajid Javid, was dismissed last August over the alleged leaking of Brexit secrets. | The decision of the government to settle with her is likely to be seen as further evidence of Boris Johnson's desire for a "reset" following the news that Cummings is to leave. It will also avoid potentially damaging evidence of the way Cummings ran the No 10 operation coming out in public hearings due to…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/13/aide-sac…

Protesters in Georgia demand justice for Jabril Robinson
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-13
"This could've been anybody just like me, anyone who has dreads, anyone from Clayton County. That's why this is personal for me," said Johnny Ross, cofounder of the Justice For Georgia Coalition which organized the protest.
liberationnews.org/protesters-in-georgia…

"A Tremendous Jump for Progressive Forces"
Rafael Bernabe | zcomm.org | 2020-11-13
Puerto Rico Election Signals End of Two-Party Dominance…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-tremendous-jump-…

Imperial teams compete in second ever 'bionic Olympics' from home
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-13
After winning a silver medal in the 2016 Cybathlon, Imperial College London is competing again in these 'bionic Olympics'.
imperial.ac.uk/news/208513/imperial-teams-compete-second-ever-bionic

The Health Effects of Non-Ionising Radiation (NIR): RF Emissions from Mobile Phone Networks, Wi-Fi, and the Rollout of 5G
PHIFRE | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-13
Medical experts and practitioners from around the world have united once again to make clear their concerns regarding the health effects of escalating non-ionising radiation (NIR) exposures. NIR is electromagnetic energy ranging from Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) waves right the | …
globalresearch.ca/2020-consensus-stateme…

Wednesday 11/18: Understanding the Moment: Where We've Been & Where We're Going w/ Women's March
Women's March Action | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
Online meeting / webinar…
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The Biosecurity Myth That Is Destroying Small Farming
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-13
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 virus, already present in central Europe, reached Belgium in 2018. France and other European nations remain braced for its possible arrival. ASF, which was identified over a century ago, does not infect humans but mortality can be up to 100% among pigs.
popularresistance.org/the-biosecurity-my…

The Schizophrenic Crisis
Jeff Shampnois | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-13
I'm not looking at schizophrenia for the moment as a sickness, but as a more or less inevitable development or consequence of a body that refines thought to such an extent that it becomes confused by its own images and beliefs and mistakes them for reality itself. Conclusive certainty or dogma would be an obvious …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/the-schizophr…

COVID-19 "Restriction": U.S. Set to Lose 9.2 Million Jobs in Tourism and Travel Sector
World Travel & Tourism Council | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-13
A staggering 9.2 million jobs could be lost in the U.S. Travel & Tourism sector in 2020 if barriers to global travel remain in place, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed. | The new figure comes from WTTC's latest | …
globalresearch.ca/us-looks-set-lose-9-2-…

Mike Pompeo: The Ramblings of a Self-confessed Liar, Cheater, and Thief
Kim Petersen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-13
On 10 November 2020, the United States secretary-of-state Mike Pompeo, he of the ill-famed confession " We lied, we cheated, we stole," spoke at the Ronald Reagan Institute. | The liar Pompeo can even speak candidly, | "I've talked about | …
globalresearch.ca/ramblings-self-confess…

Isolation insights and microbial adaptability: News from the College
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-13
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.
imperial.ac.uk/news/208656/isolation-insights-microbial-adaptability-news-from

Black Cops Don't Make Policing Any Less Anti-Black
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-13
Amid recent growing calls for defunding police this summer, a set of billboards appeared in Dallas, Atlanta, and New York City. Each had the words "No Police, No Peace" printed in large, bold letters next to an image of a Black police officer. Funded by a conservative right-wing think tank , the billboards captured all the hallmarks of modern pro-policing propaganda. The jarring choice of language, a deliberate corruption of the protest chant "no justice, no peace," follows a pattern we see frequently from proponents of the police state.
popularresistance.org/black-cops-dont-ma…

No matter who wins, we lose!
| workers.org | 2020-11-13
By Lydian Deford Workers World Party and the Green Party of Erie County held a jointly sponsored protest called "No matter who wins, we lose!" on Nov. 4 evening. While most of the country is enraptured by the drama of the phony U.S. democracy, the demonstration carried the message that . . . | Continue reading No matter who wins, we lose! at Workers.org
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Unemployment Crisis Continues Unabated
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-13
More than 1 million people filed for unemployment assistance last week according to new figures released today. 709,000 workers requested filled out applications for traditional benefits, and slightly under 300,000 applied for the specially-created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. The Department of Labor's reporting deceptively separates those who apply for standard unemployment benefits from those who apply for PUA. | Similarly, official unemployment statistics only count people who have actively looked for work in the last four weeks.
popularresistance.org/unemployment-crisi…

AI pioneer recognised for outstanding contribution to computing
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-13
Imperial Vice-Provost Professor Nick Jennings has been jointly awarded the British Computer Society's Lovelace Medal, the UK's top award in computing.
imperial.ac.uk/news/208614/ai-pioneer-recognised-outstanding-contribution-computing

The 77/72* Phenomenal World Divide
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
"I can't tell you how many people are saying Trump's saying what I've been thinking all my life." "Most of them [Biden voters] are morons." "That V.P. of Biden's, oh my God, that woman is vicious,"
counterpunch.org/2020/11/13/the-77-72-ph…

SFLC ED Rudy Gonzalez Supports SF POA Contract With City Of SF
repost | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
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?>…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/11/1883841…

PM Boris Johnson Meets Bill Gates to Discuss Implementing 'Global' Vaccine Program. Gates and Big Pharma call the Shots
Steve Watson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-13
The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, currently being criticised for imposing another lockdown based on questionable data, has met with Bill Gates to discuss implementing a global "health security" program using Britain's G7 presidency to speed up the process. | Johnson …
globalresearch.ca/uk-pm-meets-bill-gates…

Friday 11/27: Help! Santa's Homeless!
Extinction Rebellion America | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
Meet: Cable Car turnout, Powell and Market Streets, then march to the Westfield Shopping Complex…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/13/1883845…

No matter who wins, we lose!
| workers.org | 2020-11-13
By Lydian Deford World Party and the Green Party of Erie County held a jointly sponsored protest called "No matter who wins, we lose!" on Nov. 4 evening. While most of the country is enraptured by the drama of the phony U.S. democracy, the demonstration carried the message that we . . . | Continue reading No matter who wins, we lose! at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/11/52437/?utm_source=rs…

The Role of Social Networks in the Cyberspace Age: The Concept of Personhood
Prof. Ruel F. Pepa | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-13
The social network is the third-wave (1) redefinition of the concept of society via the highest stage of technological evolution achieved so far in the present era which is also known as cyberspace age. It is the actual realization of …
globalresearch.ca/cyberspace-social-netw…

Resistance on the Golden Gate Bridge
Protests Contintue | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
The struggle goes on despite the announcement on Nov 7 that the Biden/Harris ticket won.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/12/1883842…

Michigan conspirators planned to storm capitol, conduct livestream executions, lock legislators inside and burn building down
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
A Michigan attorney general filing states the plotters planned "to take hostages, execute tyrants and have it televised."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/plot…

#TheCanaryLive — Has Labour has lost touch with working class communities?
Nancy Mendoza | thecanary.co | 2020-11-13
Join us here for a special live interview from 7-8: 30pm on Monday 16 November 2020. | Ian Lavery MP & Kerry-Anne Mendoza will be discussing the future of the Labour party and findings of No Holding Back's extensive meetings with working class communities throughout the UK. | MP's Laura Smith, Ian Lavery and Jon Trickett published their report into why working class communities abandoned Labour during the 2019 General Election. Was it simply a lack of alignment with Brexit 'leave' voters, or are there longer term and more complex issues at hand? Find out during this in depth #TheCanaryLive discussion. | This is th…
thecanary.co/video/2020/11/13/thecanaryl…

Revisiting "Seven Days in May"
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
One of the occupational hazards of a 24-year career as an intelligence analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency is the tendency to anticipate the dark side. Whenever I see a floral arrangement, for example, I expect there to be a corpse nearby. Now if I were still an intelligence analyst at the CIA and watching events in a Third World democracy that resemble the goings on taking place in the United States of America, I would be deeply concerned.
counterpunch.org/2020/11/13/revisiting-s…

On Losing and Winning
Leia Barnett | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
In a recent phone conversation with a group of friends, we were asked to speak about loss as a sort of cathartic recognition of the feelings of the moment, induced by certain biological, viral, and political upheavals: what were we afraid of losing, what had we already lost, what does loss mean, and how do…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/13/on-losing-an…

China Praises Biden and Harris for Their Victory in US Election
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-13
China Friday congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their victory in the November 3 presidential election, a result that President Donald Trump refuses to acknowledge. | RELATED: | US: Republicans Oppose Trump's Obstruction of Biden Transition | "We respect the choice of the American people and pass on our congratulations to Mr. Biden and Mrs. Harris," China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said. | China waited until the most votes wer…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Praises-Bi…

Airports and rallies
Victor Grossman | mronline.org | 2020-11-13
Ding-dong, the wicked witch is dead! A wicked but very male Witch of the East seemed to be crushed under a houseful of angry voters, though this house, unlike Dorothy's in The Wizard of Oz, was definitely not from Kansas!
mronline.org/2020/11/13/airports-and-ral…

Blame the Democrats, Not Socialism
Cory Gunkel | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
It's no surprise a CIA officer blamed "socialism" for all the problems of a complex political situation, sowing discord and chaos amongst a putatively unified group with supposedly similar goals. In the wake of disappointing Democratic down-ballot losses in both the House and the Senate last Thursday, ex-CIA spy and current Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/13/blame-the-de…

The biggest environmental wins and losses of the 2020 election
Tara Lohan | salon.com | 2020-11-13
The planet needed a big win, and from the top to the bottom of the ballot there were a number of crucial victories…
salon.com/2020/11/13/the-biggest-environ…

As shareholders receive a bumper payday, supermarket giants to net almost £2bn in tax breaks
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-13
The UK's largest supermarket chains are set to benefit from almost £2bn in business rate tax breaks this year despite sales soaring during the pandemic, according to new analysis. It comes after Sainsbury's and Tesco both paid millions to shareholders in dividend payouts despite accepting state support in the form of business rates relief for the 2020-21 financial year.Tax made easy: At the start of the pandemic, the chancellor announced a business rates holiday for retail, leisure, and hospitality firms until March 2021. New data compiled for the PA news agency by real estate adviser Altus Group pro…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/13/as-share…

With Biden, Don't Expect this 'Cold War' to Thaw Anytime Soon
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-13
Russian President Vladimir Putin is no stranger to changes in the US administration. In the last couple of decades, as a member of Boris Yeltsin's office, then as both President and Prime Minister he has dealt with Republican and Democrat …
globalresearch.ca/biden-dont-expect-cold…

Post-US election rally of US/UK pseudo-left hears praise for dragging neo-liberalism's corpse "across the finishing line"
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
The British pseudo-left are indifferent to the crisis facing American workers. Their sole interest in the US election is how they can utilise it to justify their own rotten scheming with the Labour Party right-wing.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/ukme…

The Ramblings of a Self-confessed Liar, Cheater, and Thief
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-13
On 10 November 2020, the United States secretary-of-state Mike Pompeo, he of the ill-famed confession "We lied, we cheated, we stole," spoke at the Ronald Reagan Institute. The liar Pompeo can even speak candidly, "I've talked about American exceptionalism. I did so in Brussels; I did it in Cairo; I did it in Jakarta, and …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/the-ramblings…

Vaccine distribution: Cold storage requirement for potential COVID-19 vaccine a major problem
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-13
Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss the challenges of taking a vaccine to the people in countries like India. They also look at the various vaccine candidates in contention…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/13/vaccine-d…

Overstretched Russian hospitals turn away COVID cases
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
Desperate health care workers and family members of those infected with the coronavirus are finding that there are no more beds in the country's medical facilities, even as the government insists that the situation is "under control."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/ruco…

Met Commissioner admits force 'not free of discrimination, racism or bias'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-13
The Metropolitan Police commissioner has said she feels "very sorry" that trust among Black communities is so low, as she admitted her force "is not free of discrimination, racism or bias".Cressida Dick issued a statement as the force outlined plans for 40% of new recruits to be from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME) from 2022.It comes as London mayor Sadiq Khan published an action plan to address concerns over the use of police powers affecting Black Londoners, including stop and search and the use of Tasers. It also comes after the mother of Stephen Lawrence argued "that there has been very li…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/13/met-comm…

Ties between Moscow & OPCW going through 'period of challenges,' but point of no return not yet reached, Russian envoy tells RT
rt.com | 2020-11-13
The US and its allies are trying to turn the UN's chemical arms watchdog into a political tool, but it remains an important platform via which Moscow can defend its interests, Alexander Shulgin, Russian envoy to the body, told RT. | The ambassador was speaking in the light of a statement made by Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, on Thursday. Nebenzia had suggested that the country may well consider quitting the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) altogether, if "it completely loses credibility." | The statement was made amid a row between Moscow and the Wes…
rt.com/russia/506672-opcw-russia-navalny…

Stop online censorship: Restore the Twitter account of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US)!
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
In an act of online political censorship, Twitter has suspended the account of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality in the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/twit…

Hostage situation at Ubisoft Montreal was likely a PRANK, Canadian media report citing police after they evacuated building
rt.com | 2020-11-13
Montreal police found no hostage-takers at the offices of video game company Ubisoft, Canadian media have reported. Police spent more than two hours securing and clearing the building after a 911 call. | While dozens of Montreal Police (SPVM) officers were still blocking Saint-Laurent Boulevard on Friday afternoon, and no official explanation was on offer, multiple media outlets cited police sources to claim the hours-long siege was a "hoax" or a "prank" and that everyone has been evacuated safely. | | Montreal police confirm hoax trigger…
rt.com/news/506686-ubisoft-montreal-host…

Hezbollah Leader: US Creator of Terrorist Groups, Cannot Accuse Others of Terrorism
Press TV | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-13
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Kamala Harris names herself and seeks redemption, empowering so many of us to do the same
Priscilla Ward | salon.com | 2020-11-13
In "Lovecraft Country," Hippolyta named herself in order to own her potential to change, as must we all…
salon.com/2020/11/12/kamala-harris-name-…

Sunday 11/29: Dr. Benjamin Madley, "An American Genocide" Zoom Presentation
Dolores Perez Heilbron | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco | ZOOM PRESENTATION…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/11/1883841…

As San Diego County coronavirus cases surge, schools and non-essential businesses remain open
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
While San Diego has entered into California's supposedly more restrictive 'purple tier,' officials are appealing the designation, business owners are pledging to defy orders and schools remain open.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/sand…

Monday 11/16: Georgia: Let's Get It! Mass Organizing Call w/ Women's March Action
Women's March Action | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
Online organizing call…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/12/1883844…

Watchdog group calls for SEC probe: Pfizer CEO dumped $5.6M in stock on day of vaccine news
Igor Derysh | salon.com | 2020-11-13
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla sold off millions in stock as the company's share price peaked following the vaccine news…
salon.com/2020/11/13/watchdog-group-call…

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
South African community health workers walk out to demand an end to contract labour; Nigerian doctors in Ondo state stoppage to demand payment of salaries; Zimbabwe teachers' strike continues for living wage and safety at work–despite threats to stop salaries; UK engineers at Rolls Royce factory strike to defend jobs…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/wkrs…

Making Sense of Hunger Strikes and Symbolic Politics
Richard Falk | zcomm.org | 2020-11-13
The inspirational example of the Irish hunger strikers who did not abandon their quest for elemental justice at the doorstep of death was not lost on the Palestinians…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/making-sense-of-hu…

Democracy and COVID19
N Dimmel, C Brendt. W Kubicki & U Bauereithel | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
Lockdown and curfews, state of emergency and tracing apps, compulsory testing and quarantines, serial stops, compulsory masks, short-time work and mass unemployment, waves of bankruptcies and extended poverty traps: the COVID-19 disaster has escalated the chronic crisis of capital utilization with falling profit and mediocre growth rates. The public space was emptied.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/13/1883844…

Health minister warns: Ukraine on the verge of coronavirus "catastrophe"
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
Facing a rapidly worsening medical situation and a failing economy, the Ukrainian ruling class is doing little to stem the pandemic and assist the country's working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/ukra…

Saturday 11/14: Biden's Win Is a Very Good Thing, But the Struggle Is Far From Over
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
Powell & Market, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/12/1883844…

Comedian says she is 'disabled and proud' after Question Time speech
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-13
Comedian Rosie Jones said she is "bloody proud" to be disabled after speaking on Question Time 25 years since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act. | "Groundbreaking": | The legislation, which was introduced in 1995, prohibited discrimination on the grounds of disability, and was significantly extended in 2006 to include areas such as employment and education. | Jones, who has cerebral palsy, appeared on the BBC's discussion programme to talk about her experience, and said that the "groundbreaking" act had helped her lead a better life. She told Fiona Bruce: Without a doubt my life has bee…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/13/comedian…

After Boosting Low-Income Voter Turnout, Poor People's Campaign Mobilizes for Covid Relief
Margot Rathke | zcomm.org | 2020-11-13
People did not turn out in record numbers in the midst of a pandemic to vote for a return to normal. They want policy change based on a moral agenda…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/after-boosting-low…

VIDEO: The Dystopic Great Reset: Population Reduction and Hope for the Children of Men
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-13
It has become an unquestioned "fact" that the world is doomed by vast overpopulation. From children's textbooks to apocalyptic movies the narrative is unquestioningly pushed. But how exactly do we know when and if there is a breaking point? Watch the video and read more in the Editorial article by Joaquin Flores.
strategic-culture.org/video/2020/11/13/v…

The Heat: France Tensions over Terror Response
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-11-13
Why are recent terror attacks in France causing tensions with the Muslim community? The country has suffered from a series of terrorist strikes over the last few years and has been hit again in recent weeks with more gruesome attacks. A teacher was beheaded outside …
america.cgtn.com/2020/11/13/the-heat-fra…

Implications for the Deepening Political Crises in the United States
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-13
Note: These remarks were delivered by Abayomi Azikiwe at the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) Virtual Forum held on November 12, 2020. The event was entitled: "What Now? A Post-Election Town Hall Meeting." The program featured Abayomi Azikiwe, editor …
globalresearch.ca/implications-deepening…

Thought Trump was through? Cue the coup
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-13
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hugs the American flag as he arrives for a campaign rally at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa Florida, October 24, 2016. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images | Sociologist Taure Brown, political consultant and community organizer Marcus Ferrell, director Christopher Everett, and author Blake Hill-Saya join us for our discussion.
therealnews.com/thought-trump-was-throug…

Campus Pandemics, Then and Now
David Yearsley | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
I've been teaching a music journalism class here at Cornell this semester. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings over the past eleven weeks I've joined eight students for an hour-and-a-quarter in a windowless rehearsal room in the basement of the music building. No other classes meet in the building during our sessions or for several hours…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/13/campus-pande…

Financial regulator issues warning notice against former government go-to Carillion
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-13
The UK's financial regulatory body has issued a warning notice against Carillion, saying the collapsed engineering giant and relevant directors acted "recklessly". | Non-full disclosure: | The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said announcements made in December 2016 and in March and May 2017 did not accurately or fully disclose the financial performance of the company. | The FCA said in a statement: They made misleading positive statements about Carillion's financial performance generally and in relation to its UK construction business in particular, which did not reflect significant deteriorations in the…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/13/financia…

Manchester students occupy university building in protest over living conditions
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-13
Students have occupied a University of Manchester building in protest against paying high fees despite living in "appalling" conditions amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The students are seeking a reduction to their rent and £9,000 tuition fees after face-to-face classes were halted and a series of issues with their accommodation."This is an occupied building": They arrived at the OwensPark Tower, which the university has said is unoccupied, at 10am on 12 November, unveiling large banners and lighting flares from its windows.Banners were unfurled out of the tower's windows (@rentstrikeUoM/Twi…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/13/manchest…

Thursday 11/26: Thanksgiving Celebration
Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
Laurel and Front Streets, Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/13/1883845…

Black nurses 'petrified' of being sent to frontline without adequate protection
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-13
Black nurses are "petrified" they will be sent back to the frontline without adequate protection or risk assessment during the second coronavirus wave, a support organisation has said. Equality 4 Black Nurses, a nurse-led organisation which aims to eradicate racial discrimination in the NHS, also raised concerns that stresses caused by the pandemic were "bringing racial inequalities to the surface".Discrimination: A survey conducted by the organisation found that a third (32%) of Black nurses were not supplied with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) during the peak of the first wave. The study al…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/13/black-nu…

What Wisconsin's vote says about America's future
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-13
Former Madison City Councilman David Ahrens and Milwaukee activist Angela Lang join TRNN's Marc Steiner to look at Wisconsin's progressive roots and racist realities–and to discuss the political battles to come.
therealnews.com/what-wisconsins-vote-say…

COVID Horror: The Holiday Edition
Vincent Emanuele | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
In less than two weeks, tens of millions of Americans will travel to see their friends and relatives for the Thanksgiving holiday. At this point, most Americans have developed what some experts call 'pandemic fatigue,' although it's hard to imagine how Americans can feel so "fatigued" after having been asked to do so little, especially…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/13/covid-horror…

Living in Borat's America
Stuart Klawans | thenation.com | 2020-11-13
Living in Borat's America…
thenation.com/article/culture/borat-revi…

Cancer patients at increased risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-13
Patients with cancer have a much higher risk of severe outcomes and death from COVID-19 than non-cancer patients.
imperial.ac.uk/news/208633/cancer-patients-increased-risk-severe-outcomes

Gipp family holds angelversary for Ryan Gipp at Standing Rock Reservation
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-13
Fort Yates, ND – On October 23, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs murdered 35-year-old Ryan Gipp after he was pulled over outside of Fort Yates, North Dakota. Gipp and his parents were returning home from a hunting trip and stopped at a gas station. Gipp was ejecting a shell from his shotgun, when it accidentally discharged. The family began to drive home and was pulled over by BIA officers shortly after. Gipp threw the only weapon in the vehicle, his shotgun, out the window in an effort to play it safe and present himself unarmed. BIA officers Raymond Webb and Gary Sandland Jr. then tased and shot Gipp several…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/11/13/gipp-fa…

U.S. Looks Set to Lose 9.2 Million Jobs in 2020 Due to COVID-19 and Travel Restrictions, Says WTTC
World Travel & Tourism Council | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-13
A staggering 9.2 million jobs could be lost in the U.S. Travel & Tourism sector in 2020 if barriers to global travel remain in place, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed. | The new figure comes from WTTC's latest | …
globalresearch.ca/us-looks-set-lose-9-2-…

The biosecurity myth
Lucile Leclair | zcomm.org | 2020-11-13
Favoring industrialised poultry rearing and stock raising, including pigs, through internationally prescribed rules doesn't prevent epidemics. It just puts small, local organic producers out of business, and it helps big agribiz…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-biosecurity-my…

Is Peru witnessing a parliamentary coup?
Zoe PC | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-13
What are the forces behind Peruvian president Martín Vizcarra's impeachment following a rapid and bizarre session of the Congress? Who stands to benefit? Why have thousands taken to the streets to protest?
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/13/is-peru-w…

Switzerland in the coronavirus pandemic: "We are on the verge of a medical catastrophe"
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
Particularly in southern and western Switzerland, infections have skyrocketed over recent days. Intensive care units in the hospitals are full, and doctors and nurses on the verge of collapse.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/swit…

Unhoused Community Forms Tenants Union
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-13
Minneapolis, MN — A tenants union was formed this past weekend by unhoused community members who have been living at the Extended Stay America hotel in Bloomington, MN. After a deal for Hennepin County to purchase the building unexpectedly fell through, residents say they are standing up for their rights as tenants. Their lawyers are helping them argue that Minnesota Governor Tim Walz's suspension of evictions during the pandemic protects people experiencing homelessness who had been housed in hotels as an emergency temporary measure.
popularresistance.org/unhoused-community…

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

New green materials could power smart devices using ambient light
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-13
Researchers have developed environmentally friendly materials that could harvest enough energy from indoor light to power wireless smart devices.
imperial.ac.uk/news/208693/new-green-materials-could-power-smart

Scottish National Party government to pardon arrested miners after 36 years
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
Central to the SNP's pardon of the miners is an effort consign the strike and its lessons to the past forever, in favour of a "reconciliation" on all sides.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/scmi…

European governments seize upon terrorist attacks in France and Vienna to build a police state
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
Under the pretext of a "fight against terror", the EU and European heads of government have agreed to expand "Fortress Europe" and further arm the police.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/terr…

Workers report dangerous outbreak at Fiat Chrysler transmission factory in Indiana
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
Workers are reporting an outbreak of COVID-19 which is being covered up by FCA management and the United Auto Workers union.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/13/tipt…

Monday 11/30: Goldman Environmental Prize Virtual Ceremony
Goldman Environmental Foundation | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/13/1883844…

A Tale Of Two Titles
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-13
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a reliable broadband connection is a health and safety necessity. Families need the internet to connect to remote work, virtual classrooms, election information and telehealth care while maintaining social distance. | But roughly 60 percent of low-income parents say their students will experience digital obstacles when attending online school this fall — including 40 percent who say they will have to seek out public WiFi because they don't have a reliable internet connection at home. And students aren't the only ones who need internet access to learn, work and thrive at home [m…
popularresistance.org/a-tale-of-two-titl…

Thursday 11/19: Breaking Away from Plastics Dependence w. EarthDay.org
EarthDay | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
Online webinar…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/12/1883843…

G20 Holds Extraordinary Debt Reduction Meeting
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
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…

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, …
globalresearch.ca/trump-lawsuits-tip-ice…

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.
mronline.org/2020/11/12/joe-bidens-victo…

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…
thealtworld.com/andrew_korybko/syrias-in…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/syria-international-co…

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15049

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

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, …
globalresearch.ca/trump-should-pardon-sn…

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.
popularresistance.org/supreme-court-chal…

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.
liberationnews.org/healthcare-for-millio…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/nagorno-karabakh-leade…

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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/there-was-actually…

Chile: New Docs Show US Plan to Depose Allende's Socialist Govt
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-12
The U.S. National Security Archive declassified documents that provide further evidence of President Richard Nixon's administration plan to overthrow Salvador Allende's socialist government (1970-1973). | RELATED: | 50 Years Since Unidad Popular & Allende Triumph in Chile | In a conversation, Nixon and some of his officials evaluated what role Washington should play in the face of Allende's victory in the September 4, 1970 election, one document revealed. | In that regard, the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-New-Data-S…

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.
popularresistance.org/mikmaq-first-natio…

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…
globalresearch.ca/extrajudicial-regime-c…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/12/china-is-wor…

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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/12/joe-biden…

OPEC: Global Oil Demand To Shrink Further in 2020
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-12
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) forecasted a year-on-year contraction of 9.8 million barrels a day, a downward assessment compared to the previous report. | RELATED: | Energy Stability Requires Cooperation, President Maduro Says | The OPEC explained that that economic recovery has been slowest than expected amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "These downward revisions mainly take into account downward adjustments to the economic outlook in OECD economies due t…
telesurenglish.net/news/OPEC-Global-Oil-…

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!"
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/there-a…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/12/trudeau-lobb…

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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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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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…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/12/petitions-pr…

More tragedy on the Mediterranean as 74 migrants reportedly drown off Libya coast
news.un.org | 2020-11-12
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday reported yet another devastating shipwreck in the Central Mediterranean, which has claimed the lives of at least 74 migrants off the coast of Khums, Libya. It is the eighth such incident since the beginning of October.
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Colombia: 14 Miners Trapped in Gold Mine Rescued Alive
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-12
Colombia's National Mining Agency (ANM) Wednesday reported that the 14 miners who had been trapped by a collapse in a gold mine in the department of Bolivar were rescued safe and sound. | RELATED: | Ex-FARC Members March Over Selective Killings Against Them | "After several hours of work by rescue agencies, "the miners could return to their homes alive," Barranco de Loba mayor Manuel Ramos informed. | Miners got trapped about 180 meters deep in the 'Fogaje' gold mine, in the vi…
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As Climate Crisis Rages, the World's Public Banks Gathered at First-Ever Summit and Chose to Not Rule Out Continued Fossil Fuels Funding
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-12
"There is no excuse for the continued funding of billions of dollars in coal, gas, or oil projects," said one angered campaigner. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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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'Antithesis of peace': Palestine advocates decry Israeli settlers' visit to UAE
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-12
'Antithesis of peace': Palestine advocates decry Israeli settlers' visit to UAE | After visit to Dubai, right-wing settler leader Yossi Dagan says direct trade between settlements and UAE will start soon | Ali Harb | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 22: 00 | 'Normalisation is betrayal,' reads mural in Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron (AFP/File photo) | Palestinian rights advocates condemned a visit by Israeli settlers to the United Ar…
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Iran's support for Palestine 'a matter of faith'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-12
TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) — A senior member of Hamas Islamic Resistance Movement said the martyrdom of General Soleimani indicated that Iran's support for Palestine and the ideals of the Palestinian people is not political hypocrisy but a firm belief.
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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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Biden's victory spells doom for Palestinian unity talks
Adam Khalil | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-12
Biden's victory spells doom for Palestinian unity talks | Abbas to shelve Fatah-Hamas reconciliation and slated elections, expecting pressure on the PA to be relieved with Trump's exit | Adam Khalil | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 09: 00 | Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, attends by video conference a meeting with deputy Hamas chief Saleh Arouri (on-screen from Beirut) in July (AFP) | A pres…
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Chris Hedges on the task ahead: Will Biden surrender to plutocrats and paralysis?>
Chauncey DeVega | salon.com | 2020-11-12
Pulitzer-winning author: Biden and the Democrats will "just dig themselves deeper," fueling a fascist comeback…
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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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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."
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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) is voicing 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 …
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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 …
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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-…

Election 2020: Hail to the Thief
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-12
On today's episode, host Lee Stranahan discussed current events, including 5 Americans dying in a peacekeeper's helicopter crash, Joe Biden speaking as projected President-elect with the Pope, Hong Kong expelling members of their legislative council on behalf of China, and Pennsylvania ruling in favor of the Trump campaign in the ID voter deadline.
sputniknews.com/radio-the-backstory/2020…

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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New Saudi-US channel hit with UK lawsuit by Egyptian opposition leader
MEE correspondent | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-12
New Saudi-US channel hit with UK lawsuit by Egyptian opposition leader | Istanbul-based Al-Sharq channel, owned by Ayman Nour, claims the rival Bloomberg-tied Al-Sharq has copied its name and logo | MEE correspondent | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 16: 29 | Founders of the Saudi Al-Sharq News channel pose for a picture on the launch day on 11 November, 2020 in Riyadh (LinkedIn/@Al-Sharq News) | The owner of Egypt's la…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-saudi-u…

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…

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…

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 …
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Iranian film to be screened at Torino film festival
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-12
TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) — Iran-Germany co-production 'Extra Sauce', directed by Iranian filmmaker Alireza Ghasemi, will take part in the 38th edition of Torino Film Festival in Italy.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165829/Iranian-film…

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…

Russia inks draft deal to open naval base for nuclear-powered ships in Sudan, in exchange for military cooperation with Khartoum
rt.com | 2020-11-12
Russia is to build a naval logistics base in northeastern African Sudan, allowing Moscow to keep its nuclear warships on the Red Sea coast. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved the draft agreement. | The deal stipulates a maximum of four warships and 300 servicemen can stay in the base at one time, including "naval ships with nuclear propulsion systems." Once endorsed, the bilateral agreement will enable Russia to use the Sudanese port for repairs and resupply, and in return Khartoum will receive weapons and military equipment free of charge to protect the base. | The Russian ships will be e…
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