Daily Archives: November 14, 2020

2020-11-14: News Headlines

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-14). Trump to End His Tenure with a Bang, Not a Whimper. globalresearch.ca As long as he's around in public or private life, Trump is unlikely to go quietly into that good night. | While the jury is out on whether significant evidence of election fraud in key swing states will turn defeat into …

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, . . . |

David Rovics (2020-11-14). Taking Stock: The View of One Amateur Pundit from a Very, Very Deep Hole. dissidentvoice.org I am not a pundit, or at least not a legitimized one. I have never been a guest on any major TV network, as a pundit or as anything else. I have never taken a poll or been paid to make any predictions. But for two presidential elections in a row, the punditry was generally …

Matt Meyer (2020-11-14). 6 ways to stay focused on movement-building amid the post-election chaos. nationofchange.org In this time of uncertainty, movements must continue the long-term work of building democracy.

Editor (2020-11-14). When Centrists Lose, Corporate Media Love to Blame the Left. scheerpost.com nrkbeta / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Julie Hollar / FAIR 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. Democrats had been hoping for big wins on election night, with the possibility of winning not only… |

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-14). The "Most Secure" Election in US History? Despite Mounting Evidence of Brazen Fraud in Key Swing States. globalresearch.ca In cahoots with forces running the US, establishment media feed Americans a daily diet of managed news misinformation and disinformation rubbish. | The only way to be informed about major issues affecting our lives, welfare, and futures is by following independent …

Catherine Lynne Troisi (2020-11-14). President-elect Biden's new COVID-19 task force gives the US a fresh chance to turn around a public health disaster. nationofchange.org Will there be a cohesive message from the top?>

Graham Peebles (2020-11-14). The tide is turning: Change and the coming of Maitreya. nationofchange.org Spurred on by Trump's dismissal, I suddenly feel a wave of optimism, a rare thing!

Dana Drugmand (2020-11-14). Norway's Supreme Court to decide on climate lawsuit challenging offshore Arctic oil drilling. nationofchange.org "To disregard this is to disregard Norway's international responsibilities and science."

David Ruccio (2020-11-14). Toward a critique of political economy: Hegel. mronline.org It is difficult to fully understand the Marxian critique of political economy without some understanding of Hegel. No less an authority than Lenin wrote that "it is impossible completely to understand Marx's Capital, and especially its first chapter, without having thoroughly studied and understood the whole of Hegel's Logic."

James A. Lucas (2020-11-14). US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 "Victim Nations" Since World War II. globalresearch.ca First published in November 2015 | GR Editor's Note | Let us put this in historical perspective: the commemoration of the War to End All Wars acknowledges that 15 million lives were lost in the course of World War I (1914-18). | The …

Terje Maloy (2020-11-14). Propaganda during World War I: An Illustrated Account. globalresearch.ca These stories are not unique cases from a remote war. The same methods are constantly rinsed and repeated, the mentality in our ruling elites is the same, and the risk of a major conflict is as great today as in 1914.

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-14). Joe Biden Will Fail to Bring Back 'Normal' Politics. What's Needed Now Is a Populism of the Left. globalresearch.ca 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, …

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 . . . |

Anand Naidoo (2020-11-14). The Heat: US presidential race and coronavirus surge. america.cgtn.com China on Friday congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, saying China will respect the choice of the American people…one week after the US media projected the former United States Vice President as the winner of the presidential election.

Andrew Emett (2020-11-14). Over 130 Secret Service officers in isolation due to COVID outbreak. nationofchange.org One government official stated that the agency is backtracing to determine whether most of the infections took place during Trump's campaign rallies or at the White House.

news.un (2020-11-14). Libyan elections to take place in December 2021: senior UN official. news.un.org National elections in Libya will take place on 24 December 2021, Stephanie Williams, the head of the UN mission in the country, announced on Friday during a virtual press conference.

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.

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.

Brian Wakamo (2020-11-14). 14 Successful Ballot Initiatives to Reduce Inequality. zcomm.org On November 3, voters in many states and cities approved a variety of inequality-related proposals, from taxing the wealthy to increasing the minimum wage and tenant protections…

David Masciotra (2020-11-14). If Democrats can't stop acting like losers when they win, America is doomed. salon.com Yes, this election was unsettling — but Democrats won. It's time to fight for what they believe, not surrender…

Shannon Osaka (2020-11-14). The U.S. voted out a climate denier, and world leaders jumped for joy. salon.com World leaders celebrated the election of a politician who actually believes in climate change…

Phillip Smith (2020-11-14). Drug reform won a clean sweep in the 2020 election. salon.com "Today's victory is a landmark declaration that the time has come to stop criminalizing people for drug use"

Lucian K. Truscott IV (2020-11-14). Trump is going out the way he came in: A loser, a liar and a cheat. salon.com As the virus heads into a winter surge, our defeated president tweets, plays golf and runs a money-raising scam…

_____ (2020-11-14). Racism In Britain Has A Long If Contested History. popularresistance.org The demobilized troopship HMT Empire Windrush that arrived at Tilbury Dock on 22 June 1948 was not Britain's first migration ship, but its passengers were the first to be promised British citizenship, which the British Nationality Act of 1948 conferred on "every person born within the United Kingdom and Colonies." Of the 1029 passengers, 802 from the Caribbean, 96 were household domestics and 85 were mechanics; there were also, in smaller numbers, scholars, civil servants and a judge. They had accepted an invitation to help rebuild the Mother Country and arrived full of hope for a warm reception.

Whitney Webb (2020-11-14). US — UK Intelligence Agencies Declare Cyber War on Independent Media. globalresearch.ca British and American state intelligence agencies are "weaponizing truth" to quash vaccine hesitancy as both nations prepare for mass inoculations, in a recently announced "cyber war" to be commanded by AI-powered arbiters of truth against information sources that challenge official …

_____ (2020-11-14). Brazil: Municipal Elections Promise Gains For Left. popularresistance.org On Sunday, November 15, residents of Brazil's 5570 municipalities will vote for mayors and city councilors in what promises to be a day of moderate gains by left wing political parties and embarrassing loses for candidates aligned with Brazil's far right President Jair Bolsonaro. | In 2012, the Brazilian Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores/PT) elected 638 mayors, including 19 in Brazil's largest 95 cities (those with population above 200,000). In 2016, after 3 years of a relentless national and international media smear campaign based on false corruption allegations…

_____ (2020-11-14). VIDEO: Russian Diplomacy Pulls Caucasus from Brink of Disaster. strategic-culture.org

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

Michael Welch (2020-11-14). Remembering "The Never Ending War" During the Time "We Should Never Forget" globalresearch.ca "As I talked to him, I could not but think of Joan of Arc. He is distinctly a mystic. Hewel was telling me that the German people, many of them, begin to feel that he was a mission from God, …

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-14). Unelected Officials Override The President To Continue Wars (But Only Kooks Believe In The Deep State). thealtworld.com Outgoing US envoy to Syria James Jeffrey stated in a recent interview with Defense One that US officials have been …

_____ (2020-11-14). More Kingsbay Plowshares 7 Members Sentenced This Week. popularresistance.org Today two more of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 were sentenced by video conferencing with Judge Wood in the court in Brunswick, GA. They both received less time than was expected according to the sentencing guidelines prepared by the probation department. | Carmen Trotta was sentenced to 14 months in the morning session. This was a downward departure based on the judge granting his objection that the seriousness of his criminal history was overstated by the probation report. He only has four misdemeanor convictions for demonstration related arrests.

The Canary (2020-11-14). Return to tiers will see coronavirus infections rise, scientists warn. thecanary.co Returning to the tiered system of coronavirus restrictions in England after the lockdown comes to an end will see infections rise again, scientists have warned. Any hopes of families gathering at Christmas will also be dependent on the reproduction rate of the disease staying below one for "some time", according to documents released by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage).The next normal: A document from the science advisers, dated 4 November, said: If England returns to the same application of the tiering system in place before November 5, then transmission will return to the same rate of…

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?

Shearwood McClelland (2020-11-14). [Correspondence] Breast cancer radiation therapy. thelancet.com 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.

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…

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…

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2020-11-14). Netpol reveals 'institutional racism' in the policing of Britain's Black Lives Matter protests. thecanary.co The Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) has released a new Netpol's report comes days after a Joint Committee on Human Right…

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 . . . |

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.

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.

Wendy Orent (2020-11-14). Will the coronavirus evolve to be less deadly?>. salon.com All pandemics eventually run their course. But history and science suggest many possible pathways…

_____ (2020-11-14). Public-Safety Ratings of the World's Countries. strategic-culture.org Two rankings will be provided here. One is a measure of "law and order" within 144 countries. The other is the definitive measure of how effectively each of the nations that has over 10 million inhabitants has dealt with the coronavirus-19 pandemic. | The first rankings here will be Gallup Law and Order Index Scores. In 2019, Gallup asked nearly 175,000 adults in 144 countries the following 4 questions: (1) Do you have confidence in the local police force? (2) Do you feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where you live? (3) Within the last 12 months, have you had money or property stolen from you o…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-14). Egypt discovers 100 intact sarcophagi in largest find of 2020. middleeasteye.net Egypt discovers 100 intact sarcophagi in largest find of 2020 | Cairo hopes such finds will come to boost the country's tourism sector, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic | Sat, 11/14/2020 – 16: 20 | An archaeologist cleans a statue during the unveiling of an ancient treasure trove of more than a 100 intact sarcophagi at the Saqqara necropolis, 30km south of Cairo (AFP) | Egypt announced…

Zach Conti (2020-11-14). 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.

Shaniqua Pippen and Adina Benno (2020-11-14). NYC schools left struggling as second COVID-19 wave begins. liberationnews.org It is up to teachers, students, families, and entire communities to say no more!

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-14). University of Manchester students stage occupation of campus against insensitivity of authorities. peoplesdispatch.org The occupation was led by UoM Rent Strike, alongside the campaign group '9K 4 WHAT?. The protesters were agitating against the extremely high rent and lack of support during the COVID-19 pandemic…

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.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-14). Iran produces effective antiviral COVID-19 drug. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — Iranian researchers have developed an effective COVID-19 drug that has been approved by Iran's Food and Drug Administration (IFDA).

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…

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.

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-11-14). Good news on vaccines but what about its delivery? peoplesdispatch.org If we plan to vaccinate the entire Indian people, the states need to be involved in a big way, however, the Modi government has so far centralized all aspects of the management of the epidemic, treating it only as an administrative problem.

Julia Conley (2020-11-14). More than 80% of Pfizer's vaccine doses have already been bought by world's richest. salon.com "You couldn't get a clearer example of how unequal the pharmaceutical system is"

Ramzy Baroud (2020-11-14). Future of American Democracy: On Inequality, Polarization and Violence. dissidentvoice.org In January 2017, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)'s Democracy Index downgraded the state of democracy in the United States from "full democracy" to "flawed democracy". The demotion of a country that has constantly prided itself, not only on being democratic but also on championing democracy throughout the world, took many by surprise. Some US pundits …

MEE and agencies (2020-11-14). Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked Western Sahara tensions. middleeasteye.net Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked Western Sahara tensions | Three-decade ceasefire in doubt as fighting continues between Moroccan forces and the Polisario Front | Sat, 11/14/2020 – 22: 14 | Morocco has accused the Polisario Front of upending trucks moving between Western Sahara and Mauritania (AFP) | Truck traffic resumed Saturday between Mauritania and Moroccan-controlled territ…

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. . . . |

Ann Garrison (2020-11-14). Susan Rice, scourge of Africa, may become Secretary of State. mronline.org Rice has been intimately involved in covering up the deaths of more than six million Congolese, and has cultivated close relations with every U.S.-backed tyrant on the continent.

Eds. (2020-11-14). Silvia Federici: The exploitation of women and the development of capitalism. mronline.org Federici demonstrates that unpaid labor—especially that of women confined to the domestic sphere and of enslaved workers—is a necessary support for waged labor.

Eds. (2020-11-14). Reading Marx in Ann Arbor. mronline.org In the course of an undergraduate education here at the University of Michigan, there are just some things one is bound to encounter at some point or another. The Big House, the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, the block 'M'; not to mention Zingerman's, Hatcher Graduate Library and Angell Hall; these are the perennial names, spaces and …

_____ (2020-11-14). Update: Abby Martin's Lawsuit Over Israel Loyalty Oath Mandate In US. popularresistance.org New developments in Abby Martin's major lawsuit challenging unconstitutional pro-Israel, anti-BDS law in the state of Georgia. | Abby Martin: "In February of this year, I was supposed to give a keynote speech at Georgia Southern University. Before the event, I refused to sign a state-mandated pledge to not boycott Israel in order to speak. My invitation was rescinded and the conference canceled as a result. I decided to sue the state of Georgia because signing an anti-BDS clause in order to work in the state is a direct violation of my rights to Constitutional free speech and to participate in political boycotts.

Andrea Germanos (2020-11-14). As climate crisis rages, the world's public banks gathered at first-ever summit and chose to not rule out continued fossil fuels funding. nationofchange.org "There is no excuse for the continued funding of billions of dollars in coal, gas, or oil projects. This must stop now."

Staff (2020-11-14). Women and Students Are Leading Thailand's Fight for Democracy. truthout.org A mass movement for democracy has swept Thailand since July. Led by a new generation of students and workers, protests have taken place throughout the country. They are fighting for a profound transformation of Thai society. Thai socialist

Ashlie D. Stevens (2020-11-14). Nadiya Hussain isn't trying to blend into the food world anymore: "Why not just create space?" salon.com On "Salon Talks" the food star dives into baking, identity and why she doesn't throw anything away in the kitchen…

Danica Jorden (2020-11-14). Police Fire on Femicide Protest in Cancún. zcomm.org The details were sickening and at the same time so familiar. Another young woman missing, raped, murdered and mutilated…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-14). Why are Peruvians protesting president Vizcarra's impeachment? peoplesdispatch.org Martín Vizcarra is far from a 'progressive' leader and does not represent the interests of the masses, so why are thousands on the street rejecting his impeachment and even classifying it as a coup?

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-14). Amazing nature of "Alamut" in Autumn days. en.mehrnews.com QAZVIN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — Located at the foothills of mountains of Central Alborz, "Alamut" is one of the natural and rural areas in Qazvin province that its amazing sceneries in Autumn catch every ones' eyes.

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.

Mark Skidmore (2020-11-14). "The Hidden System of Finance", National Security Waivers and The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). globalresearch.ca The purpose of this report is to offer a clear explanation of how two financial reporting exemptions has de facto created a hidden system of finance that runs parallel to the official financial system that facilitates and governs interactions between …

NationofChange Staff (2020-11-14). Peace Calendar: One Earth, One Future — 2021 Wall Calendar. nationofchange.org

Documentary Film Institute (2020-11-14). Wednesday 11/18: Essential Stories Film Festival. indybay.org Online…

Brad Reed (2020-11-14). QAnon supporting lawmaker ridiculed for whining that face masks are "oppressive" during orientation. salon.com Incoming Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has a long history of peddling deranged conspiracy theories.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-14). Environment and jobs alliance launched in the Hunter. greenleft.org.au Electric buses, retrofitting buildings, green aluminium smelters, offshore wind generation and mine rehabilitation are among the job creation ideas being proposed by a new union-environment alliance, reports Steve O'Brien.

Women's March Action (2020-11-14). Monday 11/16: Georgia: Let's Get It! Mass Organizing Call w/ Women's March Action. indybay.org Online organizing call…

Roger Sollenberger (2020-11-14). Project Veritas could face legal liability for postal worker's ballot fraud allegations, experts say. salon.com Project Veritas accused the Washington Post of witness intimidation after it ran an article debunking ballot claims…

BdA Festival (2020-11-14). Sunday 11/15: Mash Up Yuh Brakes. indybay.org Black Cultural Zone | 6955 Foothill BoulevardOakland, CA, 94605United…

Goldman Environmental Foundation (2020-11-14). Monday 11/30: Goldman Environmental Prize Virtual Ceremony. indybay.org

_____ (2020-11-14). How To Save Nature And Humanity Without Sacrificing Either. popularresistance.org Saving nature without sacrificing modern life is the preeminent challenge of our time. It is a complicated problem that must be attacked simultaneously from multiple angles. Failure to act on one angle will invalidate efforts on other angles. | This problem must be addressed in two distinct phases. First, we must stop living in a manner that actively harms both ourselves and the natural world. Then we must learn how to create a world where both nature and humanity thrive. This two-part article will explore how we can reorganize our civilization to be compatible with such a vision.

news.un (2020-11-14). A deep dive into Zero Hunger: the seaweed revolution. news.un.org If just two per cent of the Ocean were to be sustainably farmed, the world could easily be fed, according to experts. In the first story of a two-part series looking at the opportunities and challenges facing Ocean farming, we take a look at the huge potential role of seaweed in mitigating climate change, cutting marine pollution, and achieving the UN goal of Zero Hunger.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-14). Yet another journalist killed in Afghanistan. peoplesdispatch.org On November 12, a journalist was killed and three others were critically wounded in an improvised bomb blast in Helmand's Lashkar Gah. 33-year-old Elyas Dayee was associated with Radio Free Afghanistan RFE/RL. | In another bomb blast last week, former Tolo news presenter Yama Siawash was killed in Kabul's Makrorayan-e-Char. Siawash had recently joined Afghanistan's central bank as an adviser. Abdullah Abdullah, who head the country's peace and reconciliation process, termed his death "an forgivable and unforgettable crime." | As many as 50 journalists and dozens of rights activists have been killed in Afghanistan…

Riccardo Sacconi, Enrico Borrelli, Giuseppe Querques (2020-11-14). [Correspondence] Eplerenone for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy. thelancet.com 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.

Ashlie D. Stevens (2020-11-14). Upgrade your Frito pie with steak chili for a hearty winter dinner fancy enough for guests. salon.com The addition of toasted and cubed corn bread and sharp cheddar makes for an irresistible topping…

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.

Music Is Healing (2020-11-14). Thursday 11/26: Momentum: Journey to the Bright Side. indybay.org Mount Shasta…

Mark Skidmore (2020-11-14). "FASAB Standard 56" and the Authority of the Director of National Intelligence to Waive SEC Financial Reporting. globalresearch.ca The purpose of this report is to offer a clear explanation of how two financial reporting exemptions has de facto created a hidden system of finance that runs parallel to the official financial system that facilitates and governs interactions between …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-14). IRGC launches attack on anti-revolutionary group in NW Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — IRGC's Hamza Sayyid al-Shuhada Base announced that it has targeted the positions of anti-Revolutionary groups on the other side of the Iranian border.

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.

_____ (2020-11-14). American Herald Tribune Has Been Shut Down by the FBI. strategic-culture.org Eric ZUESSE | On November 7th, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shut down the great online-only news-reporting and analysis site

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-14). Pro-govt. groups gain advantage in Jordanian polls amid poor turnout. peoplesdispatch.org Pro-government figures and independents won a majority of seats with a large number of them from military backgrounds. Out of 130 elected members, 100 are first-time winners…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-14). Iran ready to aid Iraq boost its defense capabilities: Hatami. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — Iran's Minister of Defense voiced Iran's readiness to help Iraq strengthen its defense capabilities.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-14). Iranian "The Hunter" to vie at Canadian HECFF. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — The documentary film "The Hunter" directed by an Iranian filmmaker will be taking part in Human-Environment Care Film Festival in Canada.

Kenneth Womack (2020-11-14). Paul McCartney's spectacular return to form: New solo album "McCartney III" sizzles and soars. salon.com Beatles fans especially will be drawn to tracks like "Find My Way" and "Seize the Day"

Badri Raina (2020-11-14). All In the Name of the Prophets. zcomm.org Would Prophet Mohammed have approved of the beheading of a journalist for the preservation of his honor?

Emily Jane O'Dell (2020-11-14). Teachers Are on a Tightrope With No Safety Net. zcomm.org The hybrid model teachers are being thrust into during the pandemic isn't sustainable without more resources and support…

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…

Extinction Rebellion America (2020-11-14). Friday 11/27: Help! Santa's Homeless! indybay.org Meet: Cable Car turnout, Powell and Market Streets, then march to the Westfield Shopping Complex…

Project Censored (2020-11-14). Ep116: Project Censored with Andy Lee Roth. projectcensored.org On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon discuss Project Censored with Andy Lee Roth. Along The Line is a non-profit, education-based podcast that provides…

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs (2020-11-14). Thursday 11/26: Thanksgiving Celebration. indybay.org Laurel and Front Streets, Santa Cruz…

Northern Independence Party (2020-11-14). The case for Northern independence. zcomm.org Making the case for Northumbrian secession…

Steve Song (2020-11-14). . salon.com New satellite tech could bring billions more online. But will Big Tech bring their extractive ethos into space?>

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-14). Iran's trade vol. exchange with Europe at $8.8bn in 7 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — Spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) put the country's trade volume exchanged with Europe in the seven months of the current year (from March 21 to Oct. 22) at $8.8 billion.

American Indian Resource Center at UCSC (2020-11-14). Friday 11/20: Indigethanx. indybay.org Online Event | http: //bit.ly/INDIGETHANX20…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-14). Iraqi army captures ISIL commander in Al Anbar province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — Iraqi army forces identified and arrested an ISIL commander in a large-scale operation in Al Anbar province.

Randy Stein (2020-11-14). Conservatives value personal stories more than liberals do when evaluating scientific evidence. salon.com When science and anecdote share a podium, you must decide how to value each…

NationofChange Staff (2020-11-14). Posters for Peace & Justice — Our Future Depends on You — 2021 Wall Calendar. nationofchange.org The works in this collection are a rallying cry — a potent tool for communication and social transformation.

Women's March Action (2020-11-14). Wednesday 11/18: Understanding the Moment: Where We've Been & Where We're Going w/ Women's March. indybay.org Online meeting / webinar…

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.

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.

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.

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… |

news.un (2020-11-13). Violations continuing against Belarus protesters, UN human rights office warns. news.un.org More than three months on from the disputed presidential election in Belarus, the Belarusian Government continues to "wield the machinery of the State to commit human rights violations", the Spokesperson for the UN human rights office warned on Friday.

Staff (2020-11-13). The Fight to Re-Enfranchise Voters Continues. truthout.org Image Credit: Florida Rights Restoration Coalition | 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…

Melanie Conklin (2020-11-13). Billionaire GOP Donors Contract COVID-19. progressive.org The Uihleins, who have opposed public health guidelines, tested positive after attending the White House election eve watch party.

sputniknews (2020-11-13). Twitter Says Around 300,000 Tweets About US Election Flagged, Labeled 'Potentially Misleading'. sputniknews.com An estimated 300,000 tweets related to the 2020 US presidential election were flagged for misleading content, according to an update issued by Twitter this week.

Melanie Conklin (2020-11-13). Billionaire GOP Donors Positive for Covid-19 After White House Election Watch Party. commondreams.org The Uihleins, who have opposed public health guidelines, tested positive after attending the White House election eve watch party. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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…

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 …

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

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

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…

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 …

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

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…

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…

Victor Grossman (2020-11-13). Germans celebrate U.S. election, hope for a vaccine, and fight the right. peoplesworld.org BERLIN — Ding-dong, the wicked witch is dead! A wicked but very male U.S. Witch was 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 plan another …

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

Rayhan Uddin (2020-11-13). Widespread experiences and perceptions of Islamophobia in UK Labour, report reveals. middleeasteye.net Widespread experiences and perceptions of Islamophobia in UK Labour, report reveals | Damning study finds Muslim supporters of Labour don't trust or feel represented by the opposition's leadership | Fri, 11/13/2020 – 11: 25 | Muslim supporters of the Labour Party campaign during the UK general election in December 2019 (Labour Muslim Network) | A significant proportion of Muslim supporters of the Labo…

sputniknews (2020-11-13). Change of Guard in the White House Not to Affect Indo-US Relations, Analysts Say. sputniknews.com India has been closely watching the US elections, as major media outlets project the Democrats back in power even though the vote count is still underway. Joe Biden, who was declared president-elected by US media, during his campaign pledged to restore the respected leadership of America on the world stage and launched a transition team.

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 …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-13). 'Pathetic': Sanders, Khanna Slam Trump and GOP for Spreading Election Lies as Pandemic Surges. commondreams.org "Imagine if any fraction of this GOP energy to find phantom voter fraud had gone instead to preventing the spread of Covid." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-11-13). Student Action Spurs Student Vote to Help Turn Georgia Blue and Defeat Trump. commondreams.org ______________________________…

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…

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…

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 . . . |

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

Juan Cole (2020-11-13). Georgia Sen. David Perdue Ready to Save His Ocean-Front Mansion From Rising Seas While Voting to Burn More Oil and Gas. commondreams.org Perdue, who is worth between $13 million and $39 million, is worried about rising sea levels. But he votes like he isn't worried, because he is sure he has the wealth to protect his own property from the worst effects, at least in his lifetime. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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

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.

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…

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 …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-13). Progressive Coalition Demands 'No Corporate Nominees' for Biden Cabinet. commondreams.org "Biden will need to appoint high-energy, creative officials who wake up every morning determined to do all they can to advance the public interest, not those who remain beholden to corporations and private profit." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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.

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.

James Goodman (2020-11-13). A New Vision for Immigration. progressive.org Once in office, Joe Biden must immediately work toward a system where immigrants aren't treated as criminals.

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 …

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.

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-13). Biden Will Fail to Bring Back 'Normal' Politics. What's Needed Now Is a Populism of the Left. commondreams.org The neoliberal "normal" isn't coming back because the economic circumstances that generated it—…

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 …

Michael Payne (2020-11-13). Trump: It's payback time for your betrayal of America and its democracy. nationofchange.org Joe Biden may not become one of America's greatest presidents, but he will go down in history as having saved this country from experiencing a monumental disaster, a second term for Trump.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-11-13). Biden Given Roadmap to Revitalize Rural America. commondreams.org The plan "lays a foundation for bringing economic vitality to rural communities in the face of racial injustice, economic decline, climate change, and a devastating pandemic." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kenny Stancil (2020-11-13). Biden health adviser has a plan to get pandemic under control and revive economy: Pay people to stay home for 4-6 weeks. nationofchange.org The government "could pay for a package right now" to cover economic losses—making it possible to curb Covid-19 transmission without increasing the financial suffering associated with shutting down commerce, said epidemiologist Michael Osterholm.

commondreams (2020-11-13). As Trump Seeks to Shred Food Inspection Rules, Advocacy Group Endorses Rep. Marcia Fudge for Secretary of Agriculture. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-11-13). Trump Administration Invites Oil Industry to Desecrate Sacred Arctic Refuge. commondreams.org ______________________________…

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.

progressive (2020-11-13). Smoking Gun: Crisis? What Crisis? progressive.org A timeline of the pandemic warning signs ignored by the Trump Administration.

Matthew Rozsa (2020-11-13). Mark Zuckerberg defends decision to keep Steve Bannon on Facebook after violent post. salon.com President Trump's former adviser suggested beheading two high-ranking officials "as a warning" about disloyalty…

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

Amanda Marcotte (2020-11-13). The far right is cracking up, as their violent fantasies of Trump's fascist takeover evaporate. salon.com QAnon, the Proud Boys and white nationalist groups flail around helplessly as twilight falls on the Trump era…

Igor Derysh (2020-11-13). Justice Samuel Alito called out for highly "partisan" speech on COVID-19 rules and same-sex marriage. salon.com The Supreme Court justice's "angry" Federalist Society speech makes a good case for court reform, scholars say…

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…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-13). Egyptian Liverpool star Mo Salah tests positive for Covid-19, says national team. middleeasteye.net Egyptian Liverpool star Mo Salah tests positive for Covid-19, says national team | Salah reportedly infected but shows no symptoms on the eve of Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo | Fri, 11/13/2020 – 15: 54 | Egyptian Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah quarantined after initial tests show he has Covid-19 (AFP) | Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for the cor…

MEE staff (2020-11-13). 'Dangerous precedent': Palestinian premier warns Pompeo over settlement visit. middleeasteye.net 'Dangerous precedent': Palestinian premier warns Pompeo over settlement visit | Mike Pompeo's visit, a first for a US secretary of state, will 'legitimise' Israeli settlements despite international consensus over their illegality, warns Prime Minister Shtayyeh | Fri, 11/13/2020 – 21: 32 | Protesters in Nablus burn cardboard cutout of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier this year during demonstration agai…

sputniknews (2020-11-13). Beijing Warns of Response After Pompeo Rejects Chinese Sovereignty Over Taiwan. sputniknews.com The United States has moved closer to Taiwan in recent months. Top US officials have pledged to ramp up economic and military ties as well as heightened their rhetoric in support of the breakaway province.

WSWS (2020-11-13). Workers Party pushes back-to-school campaign amid warnings of second COVID-19 wave in Brazil. wsws.org The reopening being carried out by state governors and the precarious conditions faced by the majority are creating the perfect conditions for an even deadlier coronavirus surge.

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…

news.un (2020-11-13). Reported Ethiopia massacre: UN rights chief warns of spiralling situation, war crimes. news.un.org Disturbing reports of an alleged massacre have surfaced in Ethiopia's Tigray region, amid fighting between national and regional forces that may become impossible to control, the UN human rights chief warned on Friday.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-13). About to Have His Day in Court, This American Journalist Wants to Know If He's on the US 'Kill List'. commondreams.org Award-winning war reporter Bilal Abdul Kareem, who says he has been the target of numerous U.S.-led airstrikes, was also wounded by Syrian tank fire while covering the country's civil war. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

news.un (2020-11-13). Mozambique Cabo Delgado violence is a 'desperate' situation, warns Bachelet. news.un.org There is increasing concern about the worsening security situation in Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique, which the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights described on Friday as "desperate".

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…

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…

news.un (2020-11-13). Deputy UN chief looks to 'new dawn for Mali', promotes participation of women in country's transition. news.un.org The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed on Friday has been strongly advocating for the greater participation of women and youth in Mali's ongoing transition towards a durable peace, and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as she continues her solidarity visit to West Africa and the Sahel.

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 …

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.

Peter Boyle (2020-11-13). In conversation with Bruce Pascoe: The climate emergency and Indigenous land practice. greenleft.org.au Award-winning author of Dark Emu, Bruce Pascoe, will be the feature speaker at aGreen Left online forum on December 5.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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

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.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-13). COVID-19 claims 461 lives in past 24 hours in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, claimed lives of other 461 people in the country in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death tally to 40,582.

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…

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 …

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."

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…

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.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-13). Five Iranian COVID-19 vaccines included in WHO's list: IFDA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) — Spokesman of Iran Food and Drug Administration (IFDA) announced that five Iranian vaccines were included in the list of candidates of coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine of World Health Organization (WHO).

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.

sputniknews (2020-11-13). Oregon to Enter 'Two-Week Freeze' to Curb COVID-19, Governor Says. sputniknews.com The measure comes just a week after the Oregon government introduced a "two-week pause" on social activities in a number of counties, which, however, turned out to be ineffective in fighting the virus, the governor has acknowledged.

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

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 …

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.

news.un (2020-11-13). Diabetes increasing COVID risks, showing need to strengthen health systems. news.un.org As the number of people with diabetes surges, many are at "increased risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19", the UN chief said in his message for World Diabetes Day, on Saturday.

ACLU (2020-11-13). How COVID-19 is Setting Working Women Back. aclu.org In early October, the United States Labor Department reported that women were leaving the workforce at four times the rate of men. A few months earlier, a report from McKinsey Global revealed that while women made up 43 percent of the workforce, they had borne 56 percent of COVID-related job losses. This data — and much more — led one news source to call this moment "America's First Female Recession.", , This week, Colleen Ammerman joined At Liberty to discuss why this is happening, and what we can do about it. Ammerman is the director of Harvard Business School's Gender Initiative. She is also the…

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 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.

Nicole Karlis (2020-11-13). Amazon worker who was fired after leading COVID-19 safety protest files lawsuit against tech giant. salon.com Chris Smalls' class action suit filed claims that Amazon violated federal and state laws…

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.

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…

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.

sputniknews (2020-11-13). Travelers Turn to Black Market for Negative COVID-19 Tests to Dodge Restrictions. sputniknews.com With COVID-19 cases surging around the world, a black market for false certificates of negative COVID-19 tests has emerged as more countries require travelers to prove their negative status before entering, according to a report by the Associated Press.

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.

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-11-13). The Main Threat From Covid Is Not the Disease. thealtworld.com The Covid Deception ( There have been large protests in Britain and most of Europe against the lockd…

WSWS (2020-11-13). Worker at Canadian senior care home describes COVID-19's horrific impact in a system where "the profit motive is paramount" wsws.org The first wave of the pandemic last spring saw a catastrophic loss of life in Canada's long-term care facilities. The second wave now underway threatens to exact a similar horrific toll, because Canada's governments have done next to nothing to improve the situation.

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…

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. |

news.un (2020-11-13). South Sudan: 'No child anywhere should suffer from polio' — UN health agency. news.un.org Although South Sudan had recently been declared free from the wild poliovirus, the UN health agency said on Friday that 15 children under the age of five are reported to have been infected by a vaccine-derived form of polio, which has left them with irreversible paralysis.

Special to People's World (2020-11-13). Book preview: Gus Hall and the Communist campus tour of 1962. peoplesworld.org The following is a preview of a new book just released by International Publishers: Faith in the Masses: Essays Celebrating 100 years of the Communist Party USA The book features contributions from more than a dozen authors examining various episodes, personalities, and themes from across the CPUSA's century of existence. Edited by Tony Pecinovsky, Faith …

Sara Roos (2020-11-13). L.A. School Board has Wall Street wolves guarding the henhouse. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

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?

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…

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…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-13). Nearly 100 dead in two shipwrecks off Libyan coast. middleeasteye.net Nearly 100 dead in two shipwrecks off Libyan coast | Italian authorities called to rescue a further 70 people, including two babies, stranded in a dinghy off the coast of Lampedusa | Fri, 11/13/2020 – 10: 23 | A video grab shows survivors of a deadly shipwreck siting on a sandy beach on the coast of al-Khums (AFP) | Two shipwrecks off the Libyan coast killed nearly 100 people on Thursday,…

RT (2020-11-13). Soldiers and civilians reportedly killed as shells fired along Pakistan-India border in Kashmir (VIDEO). rt.com At least a dozen people have been killed in fighting between Pakistani and Indian forces at the disputed border in Kashmir, according to reports, in one of the deadliest encounters between the two militaries this year. | Indian officials reported the death of six civilians, three soldiers and one border guard following a day of heavy shelling between the neighboring states on Friday. | Meanwhile, Pakistan reports four civilian deaths but has not named any military fatalities, despite Indian officials claiming that they inflicted casualties among Pakistani security forces. | Both sides contend that the other in…

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

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.

RT (2020-11-13). A very good boy: Turkmenistan unveils six-meter-tall golden statue of president's favorite dog breed. rt.com Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has unveiled a giant statue of a dog in the center of Ashgabat, the country's capital. The gilded monument is dedicated to the Alabai, a popular breed in the Central Asian country. | Six meters tall on a nine-meter-high plinth, the canine statue is in the middle of a busy roundabout, surrounded by a brand new housing development. | According to the Turkmen government, "the sculpture looks very majestic," depicting the "dignity and self-assuredness" of the Alabai breed. The statue "is clearly visible from all sides and visible from a distance," the statement says.

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…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-13). Ceasefire declared over as Morocco launches Western Sahara military operation. middleeasteye.net Ceasefire declared over as Morocco launches Western Sahara military operation | Army mobilisation into disputed region prompts Polisario Front to accuse Morocco of 'liquidation' of 30-year agreement | Fri, 11/13/2020 – 07: 45 | Soldiers of the pro-independence Polisario Front stand before a Sahrawi flag at the Boujdour refugee camp near Tindouf in Western Algeria (AFP) | The Moroccan army…

MEE staff (2020-11-13). Obama says disagreements with Israel carried 'domestic political cost': Report. middleeasteye.net Obama says disagreements with Israel carried 'domestic political cost': Report | In excerpts from upcoming book, former US president accuses Benjamin Netanyahu of orchestrating political pressure on his administration | Fri, 11/13/2020 – 16: 43 | Obama says AIPAC echoed Israeli government even when it was "contrary to US policy" (AFP/File photo) | In his upcoming memoir, A Promised Land, former US president Ba…

2020-11-14: Social Media Postees

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Unelected Officials Override The President To Continue Wars (But Only Kooks Believe In The Deep State)
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-14
Outgoing US envoy to Syria James Jeffrey stated in a recent interview with Defense One that US officials have been …
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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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Norway's Supreme Court to decide on climate lawsuit challenging offshore Arctic oil drilling
Dana Drugmand | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-14
"To disregard this is to disregard Norway's international responsibilities and science."
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The "Most Secure" Election in US History? Despite Mounting Evidence of Brazen Fraud in Key Swing States
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-14
In cahoots with forces running the US, establishment media feed Americans a daily diet of managed news misinformation and disinformation rubbish. | The only way to be informed about major issues affecting our lives, welfare, and futures is by following independent …
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Trump to End His Tenure with a Bang, Not a Whimper
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-14
As long as he's around in public or private life, Trump is unlikely to go quietly into that good night. | While the jury is out on whether significant evidence of election fraud in key swing states will turn defeat into …
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Susan Rice, scourge of Africa, may become Secretary of State
Ann Garrison | mronline.org | 2020-11-14
Rice has been intimately involved in covering up the deaths of more than six million Congolese, and has cultivated close relations with every U.S.-backed tyrant on the continent.
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Future of American Democracy: On Inequality, Polarization and Violence
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-14
In January 2017, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)'s Democracy Index downgraded the state of democracy in the United States from "full democracy" to "flawed democracy". The demotion of a country that has constantly prided itself, not only on being democratic but also on championing democracy throughout the world, took many by surprise. Some US pundits …
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Reading Marx in Ann Arbor
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-14
In the course of an undergraduate education here at the University of Michigan, there are just some things one is bound to encounter at some point or another. The Big House, the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, the block 'M'; not to mention Zingerman's, Hatcher Graduate Library and Angell Hall; these are the perennial names, spaces and …
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Toward a critique of political economy: Hegel
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2020-11-14
It is difficult to fully understand the Marxian critique of political economy without some understanding of Hegel. No less an authority than Lenin wrote that "it is impossible completely to understand Marx's Capital, and especially its first chapter, without having thoroughly studied and understood the whole of Hegel's Logic."
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Good news on vaccines but what about its delivery?
Prabir Purkayastha | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-14
If we plan to vaccinate the entire Indian people, the states need to be involved in a big way, however, the Modi government has so far centralized all aspects of the management of the epidemic, treating it only as an administrative problem.
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Remembering "The Never Ending War" During the Time "We Should Never Forget"
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-14
"As I talked to him, I could not but think of Joan of Arc. He is distinctly a mystic. Hewel was telling me that the German people, many of them, begin to feel that he was a mission from God, …
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Posters for Peace & Justice — Our Future Depends on You — 2021 Wall Calendar
NationofChange Staff | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-14
The works in this collection are a rallying cry — a potent tool for communication and social transformation.
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US — UK Intelligence Agencies Declare Cyber War on Independent Media
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-14
British and American state intelligence agencies are "weaponizing truth" to quash vaccine hesitancy as both nations prepare for mass inoculations, in a recently announced "cyber war" to be commanded by AI-powered arbiters of truth against information sources that challenge official …
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Women and Students Are Leading Thailand's Fight for Democracy
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-14
A mass movement for democracy has swept Thailand since July. Led by a new generation of students and workers, protests have taken place throughout the country. They are fighting for a profound transformation of Thai society. Thai socialist Giles Ji Ungpakorn is a former associate professor of politics at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. He was forced into exile in Britain, after being charged with lèse-majesté (insulting the monarchy) in late 2008 beca…
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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] 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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[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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[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

Saturday 11/14: Biden's Win Is a Very Good Thing, But the Struggle Is Far From Over
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-11-14
Powell & Market, San Francisco…
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Monday 11/30: Goldman Environmental Prize Virtual Ceremony
Goldman Environmental Foundation | indybay.org | 2020-11-14
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Update: Abby Martin's Lawsuit Over Israel Loyalty Oath Mandate In US
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-14
New developments in Abby Martin's major lawsuit challenging unconstitutional pro-Israel, anti-BDS law in the state of Georgia. | Abby Martin: "In February of this year, I was supposed to give a keynote speech at Georgia Southern University. Before the event, I refused to sign a state-mandated pledge to not boycott Israel in order to speak. My invitation was rescinded and the conference canceled as a result. I decided to sue the state of Georgia because signing an anti-BDS clause in order to work in the state is a direct violation of my rights to Constitutional free speech and to participate in political boycotts.
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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 | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-14
"There is no excuse for the continued funding of billions of dollars in coal, gas, or oil projects. This must stop now."
nationofchange.org/2020/11/14/as-climate…

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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Conservatives value personal stories more than liberals do when evaluating scientific evidence
Randy Stein | salon.com | 2020-11-14
When science and anecdote share a podium, you must decide how to value each…
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Amazing nature of "Alamut" in Autumn days
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-14
QAZVIN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — Located at the foothills of mountains of Central Alborz, "Alamut" is one of the natural and rural areas in Qazvin province that its amazing sceneries in Autumn catch every ones' eyes.
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IRGC launches attack on anti-revolutionary group in NW Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-14
TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — IRGC's Hamza Sayyid al-Shuhada Base announced that it has targeted the positions of anti-Revolutionary groups on the other side of the Iranian border.
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Environment and jobs alliance launched in the Hunter
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-14
Electric buses, retrofitting buildings, green aluminium smelters, offshore wind generation and mine rehabilitation are among the job creation ideas being proposed by a new union-environment alliance, reports Steve O'Brien.
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The case for Northern independence
Northern Independence Party | zcomm.org | 2020-11-14
Making the case for Northumbrian secession…
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VIDEO: Russian Diplomacy Pulls Caucasus from Brink of Disaster
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-14
strategic-culture.org/wp-content/uploads… | Russia just ended a bloody war on its former territory by diplomacy. Watch the video and read more in the Editorial article.

Egypt discovers 100 intact sarcophagi in largest find of 2020
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-14
Egypt discovers 100 intact sarcophagi in largest find of 2020 | Cairo hopes such finds will come to boost the country's tourism sector, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic | MEE and agencies | Sat, 11/14/2020 – 16: 20 | An archaeologist cleans a statue during the unveiling of an ancient treasure trove of more than a 100 intact sarcophagi at the Saqqara necropolis, 30km south of Cairo (AFP) | Egypt announced…
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[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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Drug reform won a clean sweep in the 2020 election
Phillip Smith | salon.com | 2020-11-14
"Today's victory is a landmark declaration that the time has come to stop criminalizing people for drug use"
salon.com/2020/11/14/drug-reform-won-a-c…

US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 "Victim Nations" Since World War II
James A. Lucas | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-14
First published in November 2015 | GR Editor's Note | Let us put this in historical perspective: the commemoration of the War to End All Wars acknowledges that 15 million lives were lost in the course of World War I (1914-18). | The | …
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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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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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Ep116: Project Censored with Andy Lee Roth
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-11-14
On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon discuss Project Censored with Andy Lee Roth. Along The Line is a non-profit, education-based podcast that provides…
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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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32347-3/fulltext?rss=yes

Over 130 Secret Service officers in isolation due to COVID outbreak
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-14
One government official stated that the agency is backtracing to determine whether most of the infections took place during Trump's campaign rallies or at the White House.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/14/over-130-s…

G20 Announces Debt Relief Process
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2020-11-14
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…

Monday 11/16: Georgia: Let's Get It! Mass Organizing Call w/ Women's March Action
Women's March Action | indybay.org | 2020-11-14
Online organizing call…
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Return to tiers will see coronavirus infections rise, scientists warn
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-14
Returning to the tiered system of coronavirus restrictions in England after the lockdown comes to an end will see infections rise again, scientists have warned. Any hopes of families gathering at Christmas will also be dependent on the reproduction rate of the disease staying below one for "some time", according to documents released by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage).The next normal: A document from the science advisers, dated 4 November, said: If England returns to the same application of the tiering system in place before November 5, then transmission will return to the same rate of…
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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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Wednesday 11/18: Understanding the Moment: Where We've Been & Where We're Going w/ Women's March
Women's March Action | indybay.org | 2020-11-14
Online meeting / webinar…
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The tide is turning: Change and the coming of Maitreya
Graham Peebles | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-14
Spurred on by Trump's dismissal, I suddenly feel a wave of optimism, a rare thing!
nationofchange.org/2020/11/14/the-tide-i…

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32291-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32327-8/fulltext?rss=yes

QAnon supporting lawmaker ridiculed for whining that face masks are "oppressive" during orientation
Brad Reed | salon.com | 2020-11-14
Incoming Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has a long history of peddling deranged conspiracy theories.
salon.com/2020/11/14/qanon-supporting-la…

6 ways to stay focused on movement-building amid the post-election chaos
Matt Meyer | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-14
In this time of uncertainty, movements must continue the long-term work of building democracy.
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Thursday 11/26: Momentum: Journey to the Bright Side
Music Is Healing | indybay.org | 2020-11-14
Mount Shasta…
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Joe Biden Will Fail to Bring Back 'Normal' Politics. What's Needed Now Is a Populism of the Left
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-14
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, …
globalresearch.ca/biden-will-fail-bring-…

NYC schools left struggling as second COVID-19 wave begins
Shaniqua Pippen and Adina Benno | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-14
It is up to teachers, students, families, and entire communities to say no…
liberationnews.org/nyc-schools-left-stru…

If Democrats can't stop acting like losers when they win, America is doomed
David Masciotra | salon.com | 2020-11-14
Yes, this election was unsettling — but Democrats won. It's time to fight for what they believe, not surrender…
salon.com/2020/11/14/if-democrats-cant-s…

Iran produces effective antiviral COVID-19 drug
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-14
TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — Iranian researchers have developed an effective COVID-19 drug that has been approved by Iran's Food and Drug Administration (IFDA).
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How To Save Nature And Humanity Without Sacrificing Either
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-14
Saving nature without sacrificing modern life is the preeminent challenge of our time. It is a complicated problem that must be attacked simultaneously from multiple angles. Failure to act on one angle will invalidate efforts on other angles. | This problem must be addressed in two distinct phases. First, we must stop living in a manner that actively harms both ourselves and the natural world. Then we must learn how to create a world where both nature and humanity thrive. This two-part article will explore how we can reorganize our civilization to be compatible with such a vision.
popularresistance.org/how-to-save-nature…

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32395-3/fulltext?rss=yes

Why are Peruvians protesting president Vizcarra's impeachment?
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-14
Martín Vizcarra is far from a 'progressive' leader and does not represent the interests of the masses, so why are thousands on the street rejecting his impeachment and even classifying it as a coup?
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/14/why-are-p…

When Centrists Lose, Corporate Media Love to Blame the Left
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-14
nrkbeta / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Julie Hollar / FAIR 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. Democrats had been hoping for big wins on election night, with the possibility of winning not only… | Source…
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A deep dive into Zero Hunger: the seaweed revolution
news.un.org | 2020-11-14
If just two per cent of the Ocean were to be sustainably farmed, the world could easily be fed, according to experts. In the first story of a two-part series looking at the opportunities and challenges facing Ocean farming, we take a look at the huge potential role of seaweed in mitigating climate change, cutting marine pollution, and achieving the UN goal of Zero Hunger.
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Trump is going out the way he came in: A loser, a liar and a cheat
Lucian K. Truscott IV | salon.com | 2020-11-14
As the virus heads into a winter surge, our defeated president tweets, plays golf and runs a money-raising scam…
salon.com/2020/11/14/trump-is-going-out-…

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32326-6/fulltext?rss=yes

Iran's trade vol. exchange with Europe at $8.8bn in 7 months
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-14
TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — Spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) put the country's trade volume exchanged with Europe in the seven months of the current year (from March 21 to Oct. 22) at $8.8 billion.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165873/Iran-s-trade…

COVID Horror: The Holiday Edition
Vincent Emanuele | zcomm.org | 2020-11-14
The sooner we come up with coordinated plans at the local, even granular level (home, family, friend network, block, apartment), the more prepared we'll be to engage in a nationwide effort to curb the spread of the virus…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/covid-horror-the-h…

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32345-X/fulltext?rss=yes

"The Hidden System of Finance", National Security Waivers and The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Mark Skidmore | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-14
The purpose of this report is to offer a clear explanation of how two financial reporting exemptions has de facto created a hidden system of finance that runs parallel to the official financial system that facilitates and governs interactions between …
globalresearch.ca/fasab-standard-56-auth…

Libyan elections to take place in December 2021: senior UN official
news.un.org | 2020-11-14
National elections in Libya will take place on 24 December 2021, Stephanie Williams, the head of the UN mission in the country, announced on Friday during a virtual press conference.
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American Herald Tribune Has Been Shut Down by the FBI
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-14
Eric ZUESSE | On November 7th, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shut down the great online-only news-reporting and analysis site American Herald-Tribune, which had published news and history that is banned by the U.S. Government, such as this (which was also published here, if the video…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/14/am…

Pro-govt. groups gain advantage in Jordanian polls amid poor turnout
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-14
Pro-government figures and independents won a majority of seats with a large number of them from military backgrounds. Out of 130 elected members, 100 are first-time winners…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/14/pro-govt-…

Dark Water Rising
Thomas Klikauer | zcomm.org | 2020-11-14
Given the Republican party's denial of climate change — often seen as a left-wing conspiracy theory — the US Army is forced to talk about the impact of rising water level like immature schoolboys talk about sex, using code words and suggestive language…
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14 Successful Ballot Initiatives to Reduce Inequality
Brian Wakamo | zcomm.org | 2020-11-14
On November 3, voters in many states and cities approved a variety of inequality-related proposals, from taxing the wealthy to increasing the minimum wage and tenant protections…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/14-successful-ball…

Paul McCartney's spectacular return to form: New solo album "McCartney III" sizzles and soars
Kenneth Womack | salon.com | 2020-11-14
Beatles fans especially will be drawn to tracks like "Find My Way" and "Seize the Day"
salon.com/2020/11/14/paul-mccartneys-spe…

President-elect Biden's new COVID-19 task force gives the US a fresh chance to turn around a public health disaster
Catherine Lynne Troisi | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-14
Will there be a cohesive message from the top?>…
nationofchange.org/2020/11/14/president-…

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32413-2/fulltext?rss=yes

Wednesday 11/18: Essential Stories Film Festival
Documentary Film Institute | indybay.org | 2020-11-14
Online…
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All In the Name of the Prophets
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2020-11-14
Would Prophet Mohammed have approved of the beheading of a journalist for the preservation of his honor?
zcomm.org/znetarticle/all-in-the-name-of…

Nadiya Hussain isn't trying to blend into the food world anymore: "Why not just create space?"
Ashlie D. Stevens | salon.com | 2020-11-14
On "Salon Talks" the food star dives into baking, identity and why she doesn't throw anything away in the kitchen…
salon.com/2020/11/14/nadiya-hussain-time…

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32326-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32325-4/fulltext?rss=yes

Racism In Britain Has A Long If Contested History
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-14
The demobilized troopship HMT Empire Windrush that arrived at Tilbury Dock on 22 June 1948 was not Britain's first migration ship, but its passengers were the first to be promised British citizenship, which the British Nationality Act of 1948 conferred on "every person born within the United Kingdom and Colonies." Of the 1029 passengers, 802 from the Caribbean, 96 were household domestics and 85 were mechanics; there were also, in smaller numbers, scholars, civil servants and a judge. They had accepted an invitation to help rebuild the Mother Country and arrived full of hope for a warm reception.
popularresistance.org/racism-in-britain-…

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32324-2/fulltext?rss=yes

Public-Safety Ratings of the World's Countries
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-14
Two rankings will be provided here. One is a measure of "law and order" within 144 countries. The other is the definitive measure of how effectively each of the nations that has over 10 million inhabitants has dealt with the coronavirus-19 pandemic. | The first rankings here will be Gallup Law and Order Index Scores. In 2019, Gallup asked nearly 175,000 adults in 144 countries the following 4 questions: (1) Do you have confidence in the local police force? (2) Do you feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where you live? (3) Within the last 12 months, have you had money or property stolen from you o…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/14/pu…

The U.S. voted out a climate denier, and world leaders jumped for joy
Shannon Osaka | salon.com | 2020-11-14
World leaders celebrated the election of a politician who actually believes in climate change…
salon.com/2020/11/14/the-us-voted-out-a-…

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32346-1/fulltext?rss=yes

Netpol reveals 'institutional racism' in the policing of Britain's Black Lives Matter protests
Sophia Purdy-Moore | thecanary.co | 2020-11-14
The Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) has released a new report on the policing of Britain's 2020 Black Lives Matter protests. It says the research, based on evidence from witnesses, reveals the widespread "excessive use of force, failures in the duty of care, and racial discrimination" carried out by police against predominantly young Black protesters in urban centres during and after the peaceful protests. Netpol concludes that "the policing of these protests was institutionally racist". | Netpol's report comes days after a Joint Committee on Human Right…
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Sunday 11/15: Mash Up Yuh Brakes
BdA Festival | indybay.org | 2020-11-14
Black Cultural Zone | 6955 Foothill BoulevardOakland, CA, 94605United…
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Iran ready to aid Iraq boost its defense capabilities: Hatami
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-14
TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — Iran's Minister of Defense voiced Iran's readiness to help Iraq strengthen its defense capabilities.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165872/Iran-ready-t…

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32323-0/fulltext?rss=yes

University of Manchester students stage occupation of campus against insensitivity of authorities
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-14
The occupation was led by UoM Rent Strike, alongside the campaign group '9K 4 WHAT?. The protesters were agitating against the extremely high rent and lack of support during the COVID-19 pandemic…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/14/universit…

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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Teachers Are On A Tightrope With No Safety Net
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-14
After more than a month into New York City's experiment with reopening schools in a hybrid format that has students alternating between classrooms and their homes, teacher Sapphira Hendrix still finds herself working until 1 or 2 o'clock in the morning, planning lessons and responding to students. One night, in particular, she recounts, when finishing up a lesson plan for one of her classes, she glanced at the clock and noticed it was 4: 30 a.m. "I realized I had just finished my work for the night at about the same time I normally would be getting up to start my day."
popularresistance.org/teachers-are-on-a-…

Will the coronavirus evolve to be less deadly?>
Wendy Orent | salon.com | 2020-11-14
All pandemics eventually run their course. But history and science suggest many possible pathways…
salon.com/2020/11/13/will-the-coronaviru…

More Kingsbay Plowshares 7 Members Sentenced This Week
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-14
Today two more of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 were sentenced by video conferencing with Judge Wood in the court in Brunswick, GA. They both received less time than was expected according to the sentencing guidelines prepared by the probation department. | Carmen Trotta was sentenced to 14 months in the morning session. This was a downward departure based on the judge granting his objection that the seriousness of his criminal history was overstated by the probation report. He only has four misdemeanor convictions for demonstration related arrests.
popularresistance.org/more-kingsbay-plow…

Thursday 11/26: Thanksgiving Celebration
Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs | indybay.org | 2020-11-14
Laurel and Front Streets, Santa Cruz…
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Iraqi army captures ISIL commander in Al Anbar province
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-14
TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — Iraqi army forces identified and arrested an ISIL commander in a large-scale operation in Al Anbar province.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165871/Iraqi-army-c…

Democracy and COVID19
N Dimmel, C Brendt. W Kubicki & U Bauereithel | indybay.org | 2020-11-14
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…

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…
mintpressnews.com/heroes-welcome-inside-…

Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked Western Sahara tensions
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-14
Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked Western Sahara tensions | Three-decade ceasefire in doubt as fighting continues between Moroccan forces and the Polisario Front | MEE and agencies | Sat, 11/14/2020 – 22: 14 | Morocco has accused the Polisario Front of upending trucks moving between Western Sahara and Mauritania (AFP) | Truck traffic resumed Saturday between Mauritania and Moroccan-controlled territ…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/traffic-resum…

Upgrade your Frito pie with steak chili for a hearty winter dinner fancy enough for guests
Ashlie D. Stevens | salon.com | 2020-11-14
The addition of toasted and cubed corn bread and sharp cheddar makes for an irresistible topping…
salon.com/2020/11/14/frito-pie-steak-chi…

Brazil: Municipal Elections Promise Gains For Left
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-14
On Sunday, November 15, residents of Brazil's 5570 municipalities will vote for mayors and city councilors in what promises to be a day of moderate gains by left wing political parties and embarrassing loses for candidates aligned with Brazil's far right President Jair Bolsonaro. | In 2012, the Brazilian Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores/PT) elected 638 mayors, including 19 in Brazil's largest 95 cities (those with population above 200,000). In 2016, after 3 years of a relentless national and international media smear campaign based on false corruption allegations…
popularresistance.org/brazil-municipal-e…

Friday 11/20: Indigethanx
American Indian Resource Center at UCSC | indybay.org | 2020-11-14
Online Event | http: //bit.ly/INDIGETHANX20…
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More than 80% of Pfizer's vaccine doses have already been bought by world's richest
Julia Conley | salon.com | 2020-11-14
"You couldn't get a clearer example of how unequal the pharmaceutical system is"
salon.com/2020/11/14/more-than-80-of-pfi…

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31610-X/fulltext?rss=yes

"FASAB Standard 56" and the Authority of the Director of National Intelligence to Waive SEC Financial Reporting
Mark Skidmore | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-14
The purpose of this report is to offer a clear explanation of how two financial reporting exemptions has de facto created a hidden system of finance that runs parallel to the official financial system that facilitates and governs interactions between …
globalresearch.ca/fasab-standard-56-auth…

Peace Calendar: One Earth, One Future — 2021 Wall Calendar
NationofChange Staff | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-14
nationofchange.org/2020/11/14/peace-cale…

Teachers Are on a Tightrope With No Safety Net
Emily Jane O'Dell | zcomm.org | 2020-11-14
The hybrid model teachers are being thrust into during the pandemic isn't sustainable without more resources and support…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/teachers-are-on-a-…


Steve Song | salon.com | 2020-11-14
New satellite tech could bring billions more online. But will Big Tech bring their extractive ethos into space?>…
salon.com/2020/11/14/big-tech-is-leading…

Police Fire on Femicide Protest in Cancún
Danica Jorden | zcomm.org | 2020-11-14
The details were sickening and at the same time so familiar. Another young woman missing, raped, murdered and mutilated…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/police-fire-on-fem…

The Heat: US presidential race and coronavirus surge
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-11-14
China on Friday congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, saying China will respect the choice of the American people…one week after the US media projected the former United States Vice President as the winner of the presidential election.
america.cgtn.com/2020/11/14/the-heat-us-…

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
workers.org/2020/11/52468/?utm_source=rs…

Taking Stock: The View of One Amateur Pundit from a Very, Very Deep Hole
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-14
I am not a pundit, or at least not a legitimized one. I have never been a guest on any major TV network, as a pundit or as anything else. I have never taken a poll or been paid to make any predictions. But for two presidential elections in a row, the punditry was generally …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/taking-stock-…

Yet another journalist killed in Afghanistan
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-14
On November 12, a journalist was killed and three others were critically wounded in an improvised bomb blast in Helmand's Lashkar Gah. 33-year-old Elyas Dayee was associated with Radio Free Afghanistan RFE/RL. | In another bomb blast last week, former Tolo news presenter Yama Siawash was killed in Kabul's Makrorayan-e-Char. Siawash had recently joined Afghanistan's central bank as an adviser. Abdullah Abdullah, who head the country's peace and reconciliation process, termed his death "an forgivable and unforgettable crime." | As many as 50 journalists and dozens of rights activists have been killed in Afghanistan…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/14/yet-anoth…

Iranian "The Hunter" to vie at Canadian HECFF
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-14
TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — The documentary film "The Hunter" directed by an Iranian filmmaker will be taking part in Human-Environment Care Film Festival in Canada.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165868/Iranian-The-…

Project Veritas could face legal liability for postal worker's ballot fraud allegations, experts say
Roger Sollenberger | salon.com | 2020-11-14
Project Veritas accused the Washington Post of witness intimidation after it ran an article debunking ballot claims…
salon.com/2020/11/14/project-veritas-cou…

Friday 11/27: Help! Santa's Homeless!
Extinction Rebellion America | indybay.org | 2020-11-14
Meet: Cable Car turnout, Powell and Market Streets, then march to the Westfield Shopping Complex…
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Silvia Federici: The exploitation of women and the development of capitalism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-14
Federici demonstrates that unpaid labor–especially that of women confined to the domestic sphere and of enslaved workers–is a necessary support for waged labor.
mronline.org/2020/11/14/silvia-federici-…

Reunion Work By Grassroots Groups 'A Godsend' as US DoJ Abandons Separated Migrant Children – Lawyer
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-13
Carlos Castaneda, an attorney who specializes in immigration law, told Political Misfits Friday that years after the end of the "zero tolerance" border policy causing migrant children to be separated from their parents, most of the family reunions have been the work of grassroots groups, not the US Department of Justice.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202011131081161…

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…

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…

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…

A New Vision for Immigration
James Goodman | progressive.org | 2020-11-13
Once in office, Joe Biden must immediately work toward a system where immigrants aren't treated as criminals.
progressive.org/dispatches/new-vision-fo…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/13/fk-the-trump…

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…

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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Reported Ethiopia massacre: UN rights chief warns of spiralling situation, war crimes
news.un.org | 2020-11-13
Disturbing reports of an alleged massacre have surfaced in Ethiopia's Tigray region, amid fighting between national and regional forces that may become impossible to control, the UN human rights chief warned on Friday.
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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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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…

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…

In conversation with Bruce Pascoe: The climate emergency and Indigenous land practice
Peter Boyle | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-13
Award-winning author of Dark Emu, Bruce Pascoe, will be the feature speaker at aGreen Left online forum on December 5.
greenleft.org.au/content/conversation-br…

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…

Justice Samuel Alito called out for highly "partisan" speech on COVID-19 rules and same-sex marriage
Igor Derysh | salon.com | 2020-11-13
The Supreme Court justice's "angry" Federalist Society speech makes a good case for court reform, scholars say…
salon.com/2020/11/13/justice-samuel-alit…

Progressive Coalition Demands 'No Corporate Nominees' for Biden Cabinet
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-13
"Biden will need to appoint high-energy, creative officials who wake up every morning determined to do all they can to advance the public interest, not those who remain beholden to corporations and private profit." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Georgia Sen. David Perdue Ready to Save His Ocean-Front Mansion From Rising Seas While Voting to Burn More Oil and Gas
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2020-11-13
Perdue, who is worth between $13 million and $39 million, is worried about rising sea levels. But he votes like he isn't worried, because he is sure he has the wealth to protect his own property from the worst effects, at least in his lifetime. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/everything-will-fu…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/biden-defends-sanction…

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…

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_…

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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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…

How COVID-19 is Setting Working Women Back
aclu.org | 2020-11-13
In early October, the United States Labor Department reported that women were leaving the workforce at four times the rate of men. A few months earlier, a report from McKinsey Global revealed that while women made up 43 percent of the workforce, they had borne 56 percent of COVID-related job losses. This data — and much more — led one news source to call this moment "America's First Female Recession.", , This week, Colleen Ammerman joined At Liberty to discuss why this is happening, and what we can do about it. Ammerman is the director of Harvard Business School's Gender Initiative. She is also the…
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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…

Where's Plan B?
Steve Brodner | thenation.com | 2020-11-13
Where's Plan B?
thenation.com/article/politics/wheres-pl…

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…

Diabetes increasing COVID risks, showing need to strengthen health systems
news.un.org | 2020-11-13
As the number of people with diabetes surges, many are at "increased risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19", the UN chief said in his message for World Diabetes Day, on Saturday.
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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…

Book preview: Gus Hall and the Communist campus tour of 1962
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-13
The following is a preview of a new book just released by International Publishers: Faith in the Masses: Essays Celebrating 100 years of the Communist Party USA The book features contributions from more than a dozen authors examining various episodes, personalities, and themes from across the CPUSA's century of existence. Edited by Tony Pecinovsky, Faith …
peoplesworld.org/article/book-preview-gu…

Twitter Says Around 300,000 Tweets About US Election Flagged, Labeled 'Potentially Misleading'
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-13
An estimated 300,000 tweets related to the 2020 US presidential election were flagged for misleading content, according to an update issued by Twitter this week.
sputniknews.com/us/202011131081160872-tw…

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…

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…

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…

Billionaire GOP Donors Positive for Covid-19 After White House Election Watch Party
Melanie Conklin | commondreams.org | 2020-11-13
The Uihleins, who have opposed public health guidelines, tested positive after attending the White House election eve watch party. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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…

Manned US Space Station SpaceX Crew Dragon Mission Delayed to Sunday Because of High Winds
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-13
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The SpaceX Dragon Resilience manned mission to the International Space Station will delay its launch until Sunday because of high onshore winds, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said.
sputniknews.com/science/2020111310811606…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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Sponge iron production vol. tops 18.1mn tons in 7 months
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-13
TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) — Production volume of sponge iron in the country exceeded 18.1 million tons in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (from March 21 to Oct. 22).
en.mehrnews.com/news/165839/Sponge-iron-…

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…

South Sudan: 'No child anywhere should suffer from polio' — UN health agency
news.un.org | 2020-11-13
Although South Sudan had recently been declared free from the wild poliovirus, the UN health agency said on Friday that 15 children under the age of five are reported to have been infected by a vaccine-derived form of polio, which has left them with irreversible paralysis.
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Developing trade ties with neighbors, way to counter sanction
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-13
TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) — Chairman of Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of Commerce said that development of economic relations with neighboring countries is the best way to deal with sanctions.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165847/Developing-t…

G20 Plan Is 'Thin Gruel for Debt Prisoners'
commondreams.org | 2020-11-13
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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…

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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COVID-19 claims 461 lives in past 24 hours in Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-13
TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, claimed lives of other 461 people in the country in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death tally to 40,582.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165842/COVID-19-cla…

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…

Teachers are on a tightrope with no safety net
Emily James | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-13
The hybrid model teachers are being thrust into during the pandemic isn't sustainable without more resources and support.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/13/teachers-a…

Tata Steel funding plans 'extremely worrying' for workers
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-13
Tata Steel's announcement that it will split its combined UK and Dutch operations is "extremely worrying" for UK workers, Wales' minister for the economy has said. | Jobs on the line: | Ken Skates said the steel industry was waiting for the UK government to take action to protect jobs for the company's 8,000 workforce, with most in Wales and around 4,000 alone at the firm's Port Talbot site. On 13 November, Tata Steel said it would sell the European arm of its business and attempt to make its UK business "self-sustaining without the need for any funding support from Tata Steel India in the future". | It f…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/13/tata-ste…

Five Iranian COVID-19 vaccines included in WHO's list: IFDA
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-13
TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) — Spokesman of Iran Food and Drug Administration (IFDA) announced that five Iranian vaccines were included in the list of candidates of coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine of World Health Organization (WHO).
en.mehrnews.com/news/165845/Five-Iranian…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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-…

How "The Queen's Gambit" is inspiring a wave of new chess fans, especially women
Ashlie D. Stevens | salon.com | 2020-11-13
Chess had already enjoyed a "pandemic bump" in interest, but the engrossing Netflix series really changed the game…
salon.com/2020/11/13/queens-gambit-chess…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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Biden Will Fail to Bring Back 'Normal' Politics. What's Needed Now Is a Populism of the Left
Jonathan Cook | commondreams.org | 2020-11-13
The neoliberal "normal" isn't coming back because the economic circumstances that generated it—…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/13/biden-…

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…

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…

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…

Biden health adviser has a plan to get pandemic under control and revive economy: Pay people to stay home for 4-6 weeks
Kenny Stancil | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-13
The government "could pay for a package right now" to cover economic losses–making it possible to curb Covid-19 transmission without increasing the financial suffering associated with shutting down commerce, said epidemiologist Michael Osterholm.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/13/biden-heal…

Pocan, Norcross Announce Labor Caucus
commondreams.org | 2020-11-13
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Role of US in region 'diminishing': Expediency Council sec
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-13
TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) — Expediency Council (EC) Secretary Mohsen Rezaei said that role of the United States is diminishing in the region.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165844/Role-of-US-i…

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
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Monday 11/30: Goldman Environmental Prize Virtual Ceremony
Goldman Environmental Foundation | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
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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…
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Living in Borat's America
Stuart Klawans | thenation.com | 2020-11-13
Living in Borat's America…
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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…
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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…

'Dangerous precedent': Palestinian premier warns Pompeo over settlement visit
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-13
'Dangerous precedent': Palestinian premier warns Pompeo over settlement visit | Mike Pompeo's visit, a first for a US secretary of state, will 'legitimise' Israeli settlements despite international consensus over their illegality, warns Prime Minister Shtayyeh | MEE staff | Fri, 11/13/2020 – 21: 32 | Protesters in Nablus burn cardboard cutout of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier this year during demonstration agai…
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Thursday 11/19: Breaking Away from Plastics Dependence w. EarthDay.org
EarthDay | indybay.org | 2020-11-13
Online webinar…
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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.
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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.
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A very good boy: Turkmenistan unveils six-meter-tall golden statue of president's favorite dog breed
rt.com | 2020-11-13
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has unveiled a giant statue of a dog in the center of Ashgabat, the country's capital. The gilded monument is dedicated to the Alabai, a popular breed in the Central Asian country. | Six meters tall on a nine-meter-high plinth, the canine statue is in the middle of a busy roundabout, surrounded by a brand new housing development. | According to the Turkmen government, "the sculpture looks very majestic," depicting the "dignity and self-assuredness" of the Alabai breed. The statue "is clearly visible from all sides and visible from a distance," the statement says.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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