Daily Archives: November 15, 2020

2020-11-15: News Headlines

Kevin Gosztola (2020-11-15). Biden's transition team is filled with war profiteers, Beltway chickenhawks, and corporate consultants. thegrayzone.com A glance at the Biden-Harris agency review teams should provide a rude awakening to anyone who believed a Biden administration could be "pushed to the left." An eye-popping array of corporate consultants, war profiteers, and national security hawks have been appointed by President-elect Joe Biden to agency review teams that will set the agenda for his administration. A substantial percentage of them worked in the United States government when Barack Obama was president. The appointments should provide a rude awakening …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-15). A Dedicated Obsession: Washington's Continuing Iran Sanctions Regime. dissidentvoice.org One dogma that is likely to persist in US foreign policy during a Biden presidency will be the sanctions regime adopted towards Iran. Every messianic state craves clearly scripted enemies, and the demonology about the Islamic Republic is not going to go begging. Elliot Abrahams, the current US special representative for Iran, told Associated Press …

F. William Engdahl (2020-11-15). What's Not Being Said About the Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine. "Human Guinea Pigs"? globalresearch.ca The Pharma giant Pfizer use an experimental technology known as gene editing, specifically mRNA gene-editing, something never before used in vaccines. Before we rush to get jabbed in hopes of some immunity, we should know more about the radical experimental technology and its lack of precision.

Rod Driver (2020-11-15). Elephants in the Room: Why Do America and Britain Commit War Crimes? Neoliberalism and Predatory Capitalism. globalresearch.ca "I spent 33 years…being a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. I helped make Mexico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the …

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-15). US Election 2020: Illegitimate by Systemic Fraud. globalresearch.ca Election fraud has been part of the US political landscape since the republic's early days — at the federal, state and local levels. | There's nothing legitimate about a political process that excludes the popular will. | Power brokers decide who wins …

David Rovics (2020-11-15). Pandemic Panhandling Update. dissidentvoice.org Ôªø Three months ago in August, I wrote a piece called Pandemic Panhandling, wherein I began with a brief recounting of the ways in which the music industry collapsed over the course of my musical career, prior to the pandemic, and then I wrote about some of the ways in which things have gotten exponentially …

Global Times (2020-11-15). China's U.S. Funded Think Tanks and Research Institutions. Interference in China's Internal Affairs? globalresearch.ca While US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls for vigilance over think tanks he believes are "tainted by the machinations" of foreign governments, he turns blind eye to the fact that the US is the world's worst when it comes …

Prof. Ruel F. Pepa (2020-11-15). Making Sense of the Oriental Mindframe. asia-pacificresearch.com

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2020-11-15). Keinem die Macht àºbergeben! globalresearch.ca Nach den Erkenntnissen der Humanwissenschaften Anthropologie, Soziologie und Psychologie besitzt der Mensch von Natur aus einen gesunden Verstand beziehungsweise ein natàºrliches Urteilsvermà∂gen. Dieser gesunde Menschenverstand arbeitet empirisch, das heiàüt, er fà§llt konkrete Urteile auf der Basis alltà§glicher Lebenserfahrung und Beobachtung. …

MEE and agencies (2020-11-15). Israeli army strikes Gaza Strip overnight. middleeasteye.net Israeli army strikes Gaza Strip overnight | The air and land attack took place shortly after the first anniversary of the assassination of an Islamic Jihad leader | Sun, 11/15/2020 – 10: 33 | Israeli air strikes, like the one pictured in the town of Khan Younis on 23 October 2020, are a regular occurrence in Gaza (AFP) | The Israeli army said it struck Hamas positions in the besieged Gaza…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-15). Assassination of PM foiled as Armenia withdraws from Nagorno-Karabakh. middleeasteye.net Assassination of PM foiled as Armenia withdraws from Nagorno-Karabakh | Armenian Premier Pashinyan had come under pressure to quit after agreeing to ceasefire in the contested region | Sun, 11/15/2020 – 11: 11 | Thousands have demonstrated against Nikola Pashinyan, pictured here on 6 October 2020, after he agreed to a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh after nearly two months of fighting (AFP)…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-15). Thousands of Ethiopians flee Tigray conflict for neighbouring Sudan. middleeasteye.net Thousands of Ethiopians flee Tigray conflict for neighbouring Sudan | United Nations says it is working to find the new refugees shelter in southern Sudan | Sun, 11/15/2020 – 12: 31 | Ethiopians sit with their belongings in Hamdait village on the Sudan-Ethiopia border (Reuters) | Thousands of Ethiopians fleeing conflict in the Tigray region have fled to Sudan, as tensions continue to rise…

The Canary (2020-11-15). Rockets fired at Eritrea's capital in escalation of Ethiopia conflict. thecanary.co Rockets were fired at Eritrea's capital, diplomats said, as the deadly fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region appeared to spill across an international border.Civil unrest: At least three rockets appeared to be aimed at the airport in Eritrea's capital, Asmara, hours after the Tigray regional government warned it might attack. It has accused Eritrea of attacking it at the invitation of Ethiopia's federal government since the conflict in northern Ethiopia erupted on November 4.The deadly fighting that erupted in the northern Tigray region has reportedly killed hundreds on both sides, sent more than 1…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-15). Patients taking statins experience similar side effects from dummy pills. imperial.ac.uk People taking dummy pills and statins experienced similar side effects in a new study.

Lynda Carson (2020-11-15). The guinea pigs of Operation Warp Speed. indybay.org Operation Warp Speed:…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). 21 selected mining, mineral products hit growth in 7 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — The Deputy Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade for Planning Affairs said that 21 out of 34 selected industrial and mineral products have registered growth in the first seven months of the current year.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). Zionists to build new 1,257 houses in occupied lands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — The regime in Tel Aviv plans to approve 1,257 settlement units in occupied lands as a pre-empt step before Biden's inauguration in Jan. 2021.

The Canary (2020-11-15). Eustice: Northern Ireland goods checks to be phased in. thecanary.co There will be a "phasing-in period" for checks on goods entering the north of Ireland at the end of the Brexit transition period, the Environment Secretary has said.Earlier this week, Stormont leaders warned the European Commission of the urgency of striking a deal to maintain continuity of food supplies into the north of Ireland from Great Britain.First minister Arlene Foster and deputy first minister Michelle O'Neill told commission vice president Maros Sefcovic that it was "unacceptable" that it remained uncertain how the Northern Ireland protocol would operate, less than two months before it comes into operat…

Steve Topple (2020-11-15). A Tory minister on Marr showed Cummings' departure changes nothing. thecanary.co A comment by a Tory minister on the Andrew Marr Show was quite telling. In fact, it showed that even with Dominic Cummings out of the picture, the mentality in government is still one of Brexit at all costs — because we're still the British Empire, right? | Cummings: gone, but not forgotten: | Yes, Cummings will reportedly be leaving Downing Street as Boris Johnson's senior adviser. The Canary

The Canary (2020-11-15). Downing Street departures will have no impact on Brexit talks, claims minister. thecanary.co The dramatic exit of Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings will have no impact on crucial Brexit negotiations, environment secretary George Eustice has claimed.Brexit: After days of turmoil in Number 10, which saw the exit of the prime minister's right-hand man Cummings and Johnson's director of communications Lee Cain, Eustice insisted talks with the EU on a future trade deal would not be affected.Speaking to Sky News's Sophy Ridge On Sunday, Eustice said: The negotiations have been led by David Frost from the beginning. He's got a very talented, experienced team of technical experts around him.

Nathaniel Manderson (2020-11-15). Understanding the Trump voters: Here's why nobody is doing it right. salon.com I've been an evangelical pastor and a teacher in an immigrant community. I'm not shocked Trump did better this time…

Igor Derysh (2020-11-15). To truly recover, US needs 400% more coronavirus relief than McConnell is offering, economists say. salon.com GOP-led delays "will increase the amount of money necessary" to save workers, economist Joseph Stiglitz told Salon…

Ashlie D. Stevens (2020-11-15). How "Bob's Burgers" uses "foxhole humor" to keep the American dream alive after 200 episodes. salon.com Creator Loren Bouchard spoke with Salon about the "hope and grit and optimism" of the oft-struggling Belchers…

Meaghan LaSala (2020-11-15). This Small City Is Proving That Left-Wing Ideas Can Triumph at the Ballot Box. zcomm.org Socialists just helped pass a slate of progressive ballot measures in Portland, Maine—signaling that voters are hungry for bold policies that favor the working class…

Juan Cole (2020-11-15). As Wind, Solar, surge, Renewables to be Globe's largest Source of Electricity by 2025. zcomm.org The International Energy Agency just issued a report concluding that wind and solar are growing rapidly, unlike beleaguered fossil fuels, and that in only five years they will be generating a third of the world's electricity, overtaking coal…

news.un (2020-11-15). A deep dive into Zero Hunger: farming the seas. news.un.org With the world population expected to rise to 9.7 billion by 2050, food production will need to keep pace, and experts believe the Ocean can provide much of the sustenance we need. The second story in our two-part series on aquaculture focuses on the opportunities for significantly scaling up fish farming.

_____ (2020-11-15). A Hero's Welcome: Inside Evo Morales' Triumphant Return Tour. strategic-culture.org By Oliver VARGAS | 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, ha…

The Canary (2020-11-15). Swann likely to request more restrictions ahead of hospitality sector reopening. thecanary.co Stormont's health minister has said he is likely to be asking for further coronavirus restrictions for the north of Ireland before the scheduled reopening of the hospitality sector.Robin Swann's remarks raise the prospect of more executive discord in the near future, following a week when the coalition administration was consumed with in-fighting over its pandemic response.After four days of acrimonious exchanges, a majority of ministers finally backed a proposal that saw the region's four-week circuit-break lockdown extended by one week followed by a phased reopening of hospitality businesses.Mr Swann voted for…

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2020-11-15). Activists hang giant letter from parliament demanding justice and debt cancellation for Africa. thecanary.co On 12 November, three activists scaled the Houses of Parliament to hang an oversized open letter to the people of the United Kingdom. The peaceful protest marked the launch of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity's The campaign is supported by Action for Climate Truth and Reparation (ACTR), Black Liv…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). Soldiers kept killing people in Lagos protest, witnesses say. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Written testimonies received by a judicial panel in Nigeria notes that soldiers have directly shot and killed people during protests in Lagos in early October.

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

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). Swapping to improve Iran's foreign trade. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — In an interview with Mehr News, Deputy Foreign Minister for the Economic Diplomacy Affairs said bartering will improve Iran's foreign trade.

Editor (2020-11-15). Donald Trump Knew Us Better Than We Knew Ourselves. scheerpost.com Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Tom Engelhardt / TomDispatch In 2016 as now, he was the candidate of chaos. Yes, he was a billionaire (or wanna-be billionaire or in-hock billionaire, not to mention a liar, a cheat, and a scoundrel), but from the beginning he appealed to the forces of order in America that were also, as it happened, the forces of chaos. Donald Trump entered the presidential… |

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). Iran-Bulgaria: Great capacities for coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Taking a look at the commonalities between Iran and Bulgaria in a variety of aspects, signals that the two countries have great capacities for further enhancing ties.

Music Is Healing (2020-11-15). Thursday 11/26: Momentum: Journey to the Bright Side. indybay.org Mount Shasta…

Takirra Winfield Dixon (2020-11-15). Monuments to Black lives have no value without justice and meaningful change. salon.com My city named a building in my father's memory. He would have preferred economic equality for his workers…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-11-15). Double Protest in Union Square. indybay.org Two demonstrations, one to repudiate a would be dictator and the other to protest the US' crimes against humanity at its border, took place in San Francisco…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). MP terms re-negotiation with fraudulent liars as foolish idea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — MP Moghtadaei stressed, "re-negotiation of JCPOA with fraudulent liars and criminals, who have never stopped their hostile moves against Iran, is basically a foolish idea."

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). Parliament's Sunday open session. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament, during its open session on Sunday, investigated an urgent bill to extend the VAT law.

J. Michael Springmann (2020-11-15). Libya May Lose Again: Agreements Aren't Worth the Paper They're Written On. globalresearch.ca The Past. In the not too distant past, the warring factions in Libya (the Government of National Accord, GNA, and the Libyan National Army, LNA) concluded an armistice. The negotiations, stretching from the August 2020 ceasefire to the October 2020 …

Ramona du Houx (2020-11-15). Veterans who are elected officials warn that climate change is national security threat. indybay.org The world was an inferno in 2020: Torrance council-member Tim Goodrich with three other veterans who are elected officials joined a Brigadier General to warn about the serious threat Fires are to national and global security.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). Iran to avenge perpetrators of assassinating Martyr Soleimani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said that Iran will certainly revenge the perpetrators of assassination of former IRGC Quds Force Commander Martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani.

Megan Sherman (2020-11-15). In Praise of Herbert Marcuse. The Scientific Study of Capitalism. globalresearch.ca Herbert Marcuse was nonetheless committed to a scientific study of the material conditions of industrial capitalism. | Herbert Marcuse's theoretical development was rooted in his analysis of the relationship between civilisation and …

Rhett Butler, Mongabay (2020-11-15). Musician Raffi on Music, Healing the Planet, and How Crisis Can Bring Opportunity. commondreams.org The man who brought the world "Baby Beluga" talks about his efforts to further the concept of "Child Honouring." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Caroline Chen (2020-11-15). The Enraging Deja Vu of a Third Coronavirus Wave. zcomm.org Health care workers don't need patronizing praise. They need resources, federal support, and for us to stay healthy and out of their hospitals. In many cases, none of that is happening…

American Indian Resource Center at UCSC (2020-11-15). Friday 11/20: Indigethanx. indybay.org Online Event | http: //bit.ly/INDIGETHANX20…

Iran Aguilera (2020-11-15). Communal Organisation: The Barcelona Experience. zcomm.org Venezuelan communard Iran Aguilera examines the advances of popular power in Anzoátegui State…

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-11-15). The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society. globalresearch.ca The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society,…

Marwa Osman (2020-11-15). Iraq Threatens U.S.—MES EP.80. thealtworld.com Iraq's anti-terror Kata'ib Hezbollah group, a faction of the country's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) better known as Hashd al-Sha'abi, has warned that a "tougher and stronger" confrontation awaits US forces should they defy a timetable set for their withdrawal from the Arab country. The Iraqi resistance further warned that the next stage of the fight will soon take place featuring new types of weapons. To discuss this issue with us from Malmo is Feras Ali political commentator. | Israeli Bulldozers and diggers demolished Palestinian village of Khirbet Humsa last week, leaving 74 people, including 41 minors, ho…

Megan Sherman (2020-11-15). American Power and World Order. globalresearch.ca US imperialism seeks to enforce obedience to its objectives domestically and throughout the world by war, sanctions and policing opinion. | American wars hide behind the fraudulent concept of liberal interventionism, a bogus philosophy that justifies and rationalises the brutal subjugation …

Peter Ellerton (2020-11-15). Climate explained: why do humans instinctively reject evidence contrary to their beliefs? zcomm.org We like to think of ourselves as rational creatures, and we are. But that rationality is not devoid of emotional contexts. Indeed, we seem to need emotions to be rational…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). Shamkhani's meeting with Iraqi Defense Minister. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani met and held talks with the visiting Iraqi Minister of Defense Juma Inad Sadoon in Tehran on Sunday.

Mark Kreidler (2020-11-15). Stanford vs. Harvard: Two famous business schools' opposing tactics on COVID. salon.com In the time of COVID-19, no two institutions have come to quite the same conclusions about how to proceed safely…

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs (2020-11-15). Thursday 11/26: Thanksgiving Celebration. indybay.org Laurel and Front Streets, Santa Cruz…

Germán Gorraiz López (2020-11-15). Towards A New Stage in Cuba-U.S. Relations? globalresearch.ca Donald Trump made it the leitmotif of his presidency to eliminate all vestige of the Obamani legacy. Thus, after the attempt to end Obamacare, the announcement of the revision of the NAFTA Treaty and the withdrawal of the United States …

news.un (2020-11-15). First-person: Fighting human trafficking in Malawi. news.un.org Maxwell Matewere, a Malawian crime prevention expert with the UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has been active in the anti-human trafficking field for more than two decades. Today, he trains officials throughout Malawi to prevent and combat this crime: this year alone, despite COVID-19 restrictions, his work has led to the rescue of around three hundred human trafficking victims and 31 arrests.

Mazin Qumsiyeh (2020-11-15). How do we individually cope, keep our sanity in a spiraling crisis, and help others? zcomm.org How to survive and create a better world to ensure our neighbors, friends, and children also live decent lives?

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."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-14). With 'Irrevocable Injustice' on the Line, Democratic Lawmakers Demand Trump Admin Put Brakes on Federal Killing Spree. commondreams.org "The American people have spoken and the federal death penalty should be abolished." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Finian Cunningham (2020-11-14). Nobel Prize License to Kill. thealtworld.com Civil war and a humanitarian crisis in raging in Ethiopia, but "luckily" for the country's prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last year. That prize gives him a license to get away with murder. | Western media reports on the conflict which has flared up over the past week routinely refer to Abiy as a Nobel laureate. That gives his claims credibility even when he is telling lies. It gives his actions legitimacy even they are crimes against humanity. | According to Abiy and his cabinet, the central government in Addis Ababa has launched a "law and order" operation in the northern region…

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

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…

WSWS (2020-11-14). SEP (UK) Congress resolution The COVID-19 pandemic, the international class struggle, and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party. wsws.org This resolution was adopted unanimously by the membership of the Socialist Equality Party in Britain at its Fifth National Congress, which was held online from October 24—27, 2020. It was amended by the incoming National Committee in consideration of fundamental contemporary developments in the United States.

WSWS (2020-11-14). Corporate damage control: Detroit News parrots management, UAW lies about COVID safety conditions at US auto plants. wsws.org The piece is a shameless attempt at damage control as the real situation, which is being documented by the World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter, is spiraling out of control.

WSWS (2020-11-14). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

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.

_____ (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.

RT (2020-11-14). Fired Amazon worker & strike leader sues megacorporation for racial discrimination during Covid-19. rt.com An ex-Amazon employee who led a warehouse workers' strike has sued for discrimination, alleging the company failed to "provide PPE equipment to its predominantly minority workforce" while giving whites cushy management jobs. | The trillion-dollar online retail giant "subjected a class of African American and Hispanic workers to inferior terms and conditions of employment as it offered predominantly Caucasian employees working in managerial classifications [sic]," the

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."

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.

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 . . . |

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.

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 . . . |

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 …

RT (2020-11-14). Enormous trove of sarcophagi and gilded statues discovered in ancient Egypt capital. rt.com The boundless archaeological treasures of Egypt seemingly know no end as officials have announced an extraordinary trove of fresh discoveries, including at least 100 coffins and 40 gilded statues dating back to ancient times. | The incredible artefacts were unearthed in the vast Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo which served as a cemetery for the ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. | | © Fadel Dawood/ Global look Press | www.facebook.com/moantiquities/videos/46… | An array of elaborate sarcophagi and statues were displayed in the shadow of the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqar…

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!

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 on Saturday between Mauritania and Moroccan-controlled ter…

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. . . . |

RT (2020-11-14). Survey shows 29% of Labour's Muslims experienced 'Islamophobia' within the party. rt.com The UK Labour may be facing a new crisis on top of the enduring anti-Semitism scandal, as more than half of party's Muslims do not believe its leadership is able to deal with the allegedly rampant Islamophobia, a survey has found.

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 …

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…

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, . . . |

RT (2020-11-14). Ukrainian special forces reportedly practice RECAPTURE of Crimea, 6 years after peninsula rejoined Russia. rt.com Elite soldiers in the Ukrainian army recently staged a series of drills that reportedly rehearsed for a potential invasion of the Crimean Peninsula. | Following reports in the Ukrainian media, Russia's RIA Novosti agency described the proposed tactical playbook for the mock mission. First, "several groups of special forces cross the border unnoticed and go deeper into the territory of the peninsula" where they would "destroy the runways of airfields, destroy communication centers, headquarters and weapons depots, and eliminate commanders." | This covert operation would then be followed by a full-scale air and…

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…

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…

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."

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 …

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…

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"

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… |

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…

_____ (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.

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…

sputniknews (2020-11-14). Nusra Terrorists Carry Out 31 Attacks in Syria's Idlib De-escalation Zone. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group* carried out 31 attacks in Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone over the past 24 hours, the deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Syrian Reconciliation, Rear Adm. Alexander Grinkevich, said on Saturday.

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). 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.

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…

_____ (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.

WSWS (2020-11-14). New York City schools likely to close as pandemic surges. wsws.org With the rise in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths throughout the region, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned Friday of a likely suspension of in-person learning at public schools as early as next week.

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…

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.

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

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.

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.

WSWS (2020-11-14). US health care workers demand strike action to address understaffing, low pay as pandemic crisis deepens. wsws.org Mass resistance among nurses and other health care workers against the criminal policies of hospital conglomerates and governments is erupting across the United States.

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…

WSWS (2020-11-14). Students at Manchester University occupy accommodation block as rent strike continues. wsws.org Rising rents, as well as the fact that many students were made to pay in the previous academic year for accommodation they were leaving empty, have triggered a number of protests across the UK since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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…

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.

sputniknews (2020-11-14). Source of 'Saint Death' Cult Venerated by Mexican Drug Cartel Members Uncovered, Media Says. sputniknews.com Last year, an altar made by a Mexican gang and dedicated to La Santa Muerte, featuring "satanic masks" and containing "human remains along with skulls covered with blood", was reportedly found during a police raid in the municipality of Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City.

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 …

WSWS (2020-11-14). Herd immunity policy in German schools leads to explosion of coronavirus infections. wsws.org Even the prospect of a breakthrough regarding a COVID-19 vaccine does not impel capitalist politicians to pursue a sensible, safe pandemic policy.

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

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).

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.

_____ (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

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, …

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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"

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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

_____ (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…

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

WSWS (2020-11-14). Close all nonessential workplaces! Full compensation for workers and small businesses! wsws.org All sections of the ruling class are opposed to taking measures necessary to contain the pandemic. That is why workers must take emergency action.

sputniknews (2020-11-14). Two Men Killed, One Woman Injured in Cholet Commune in Western France, Report Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two men were killed and one woman was seriously injured in the commune of Cholet in France's western department of Maine-et-Loire, the BFMTV broadcaster reported on Saturday, citing police sources.

WSWS (2020-11-14). Another 709,000 file for unemployment in the US as evictions resume, food lines grow and job cuts continue. wsws.org Massive job losses in education, coupled with the expiration of unemployment benefits, has left millions on the brink of destitution.

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.

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

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

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.

WSWS (2020-11-14). Re-release of Bong Joon-ho's Memories of Murder (2003): A picture of South Korean society. wsws.org An early film by South Korean writer-director Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) has been released over the course of the past year in a number of countries—and now in the US. It is well worth seeing.

WSWS (2020-11-14). Record breaking surge of the pandemic pushing US health care workers to the edge. wsws.org The mounting surge in new infections is placing immense strain on health care workers and the health systems as they scramble to manage a rapidly growing number of new admissions to hospitals across the nation.

Scott Ritter (2020-11-14). Burning issue: If US veterans poisoned by military toxins deserve compensation then so do millions of innocent foreign victims. thealtworld.com There were renewed calls this week for the US government to pay compensation to military veterans who …

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.

WSWS (2020-11-14). Overwhelming police presence used to intimidate Northwestern University protest. wsws.org Police in riot gear outnumbered protesters by almost two to one.

Dylan Penner (2020-11-14). Public-Private Partnerships Have No Place in Canada's Post-COVID Just Recovery. commondreams.org We urgently need the government to put people at the core of its COVID-19 response and recovery plan. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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.

sputniknews (2020-11-14). Two Chinese 'Aircraft-Carrier Killer' Missiles Hit Target in South China Sea, Report Says. sputniknews.com According to a former PLA colonel, the successful launch of the DF-26B and DF-21D missiles in August is a "warning" to the United States that they should not take any military risk against China.

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.

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.

_____ (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…

sputniknews (2020-11-14). Gulfport Energy Files for Bankruptcy Following Acquisitions Splurge. sputniknews.com The global coronavirus pandemic has led to a collapse in fuel demand, which has seen various gas providers file for bankruptcy this year alone. Gulfport Energy Corp was already struggling with debt costs, as the outbreak has pushed the sector to the brink.

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.

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…

WSWS (2020-11-14). Tropical storms continue to pound the Philippines. wsws.org PAGASA, the national meteorological agency, announced on Thursday that it is expecting one or two storms to hit in November, and possibly three in December.

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"

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?>

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.

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, …

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.

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…

WSWS (2020-11-14). Neo-Nazis march in Germany on anniversary of anti-Jewish November Pogroms. wsws.org On the night of November 9—10, 1938, Nazis across Germany torched synagogues, looted Jewish businesses, murdered hundreds of Jews and sent tens of thousands more to concentration camps.

WSWS (2020-11-14). Turkish finance minister resigns amid a deepening crisis. wsws.org The Turkish government and economy are drifting towards a deepening crisis amid a raging COVID-19 pandemic.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-14). 47 Groups Back Rep. Joaquin Castro for House Committee Chair Post to 'Build a More Restrained and Progressive Foreign Policy'. commondreams.org "Rep. Castro embodies a progressive vision for the U.S. in the world, one that prioritizes diplomacy and multilateralism over militarism." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-11-14). Workers must stop production to contain coronavirus outbreak at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant! wsws.org At least one worker, Mark Bianchi, is already dead, a relative confirmed recently on Facebook, and the United Auto Workers union has pulled virtually all of its shop stewards from the floor, pointing to an outbreak potentially without precedent in the US industry.

sputniknews (2020-11-14). Armenian National Security Service Says Prevented Attempt to Kill Prime Minister Pashinyan. sputniknews.com YEREVAN (Sputnik) – Armenia's National Security Service (NSS) said on Saturday that it had thwarted an attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan by his political opponents.

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…

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!

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?>

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.

_____ (2020-11-14). Teachers Are On A Tightrope With No Safety Net. popularresistance.org 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."

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.

sputniknews (2020-11-14). High-Tech Stargazing: Astronomers Fire Lasers Into Deep Space to Get a Better View of Distant Stars. sputniknews.com The effect created by lasers reportedly helps scientist calibrate telescopes to "correct for atmospheric blurring".

WSWS (2020-11-14). Auto parts worker crushed by massive manufacturing mold at plant north of Detroit. wsws.org Forty-two year old worker David Spano died Tuesday after a massive manufacturing mold fell on him at Romeo RIM in suburban Detroit.

WSWS (2020-11-14). Tropical Storm Eta causes widespread flooding in southeastern US as record-setting hurricane season continues. wsws.org After devastating large swathes of Central America and Southern Mexico last week, the storm system named Eta, the 28th of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, made two separate landfalls in Florida this week.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-14). Shrimp harvest near Qeshm Island. en.mehrnews.com QESHM, Nov. 14 (MNA) — Shrimp harvest starts in late September every year near the coasts of Hormozgan province and ends in late November.

sputniknews (2020-11-14). Estonia Set on Bidding to Become OSCE Chair in 2023. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Estonia intends to run for the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in 2023, the press service of the Estonian Foreign Ministry has announced.

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?

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.

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 …

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…

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…

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 …

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…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-14). Advocacy Groups Slam 'Shameful' Deportation of ICE Medical Abuse Survivors. commondreams.org "Congress must investigate and immediately put an end to this injustice," said one attorney. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-13). Hologram Daddies and Posthumous Molestation. counterpunch.org "I can't even describe what this meant to me and my sisters, my brother, my mom and closest friends to experience together." So remarked Kim Kardashian West with thanks and appreciation for a hologram of her father, Robert Kardashian, who died in 2003. The hologram of one of O.J. Simpson's defence attorneys was a gift

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 …

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.

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

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Biden's transition team is filled with war profiteers, Beltway chickenhawks, and corporate consultants
Kevin Gosztola | thegrayzone.com | 2020-11-15
A glance at the Biden-Harris agency review teams should provide a rude awakening to anyone who believed a Biden administration could be "pushed to the left." An eye-popping array of corporate consultants, war profiteers, and national security hawks have been appointed by President-elect Joe Biden to agency review teams that will set the agenda for his administration. A substantial percentage of them worked in the United States government when Barack Obama was president. The appointments should provide a rude awakening …
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Biden's transition team is filled with war profiteers, Beltway chickenhawks and corporate consultants
Kevin Gosztola | thegrayzone.com | 2020-11-15
A glance at the Biden-Harris agency review teams should provide a rude awakening to anyone who believed a Biden administration could be "pushed to the left" An eye-popping array of corporate consultants, war profiteers, and national security hawks have been appointed by President-elect Joe Biden to agency review teams that will set the agenda for his administration. A substantial percentage of them worked in the United States government when Barack Obama was president. The appointments should provide a rude awakening …
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A Dedicated Obsession: Washington's Continuing Iran Sanctions Regime
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-15
One dogma that is likely to persist in US foreign policy during a Biden presidency will be the sanctions regime adopted towards Iran. Every messianic state craves clearly scripted enemies, and the demonology about the Islamic Republic is not going to go begging. Elliot Abrahams, the current US special representative for Iran, told Associated Press …
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What's Not Being Said About the Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine. "Human Guinea Pigs"?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-15
Bill Gates is actively financing and promoting new untested vaccines supposed to keep us at least somewhat safe from a 'ghastly" death from the novel coronavirus and supposedly allow us to resume somewhat "normal" lives. The Pharma giant Pfizer has …
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What's Not Being Said About the Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine. "Human Guinea Pigs"?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-15
The Pharma giant Pfizer use an experimental technology known as gene editing, specifically mRNA gene-editing, something never before used in vaccines. Before we rush to get jabbed in hopes of some immunity, we should know more about the radical experimental technology and its lack of precision.
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US Election 2020: Illegitimate by Systemic Fraud
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-15
Election fraud has been part of the US political landscape since the republic's early days — at the federal, state and local levels. | There's nothing legitimate about a political process that excludes the popular will. | Power brokers decide who wins …
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Elephants in the Room: Why Do America and Britain Commit War Crimes? Neoliberalism and Predatory Capitalism
Rod Driver | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-15
"I spent 33 years…being a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. I helped make Mexico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the | …
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Libya May Lose Again: Agreements Aren't Worth the Paper They're Written On
J. Michael Springmann | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-15
The Past. In the not too distant past, the warring factions in Libya (the Government of National Accord, GNA, and the Libyan National Army, LNA) concluded an armistice. The negotiations, stretching from the August 2020 ceasefire to the October 2020 …
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American Power and World Order
Megan Sherman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-15
American wars hide behind the fraudulent concept of liberal interventionism, a bogus philosophy that justifies and rationalises the brutal subjugation …
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Donald Trump Knew Us Better Than We Knew Ourselves
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-15
Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Tom Engelhardt / TomDispatch In 2016 as now, he was the candidate of chaos. Yes, he was a billionaire (or wanna-be billionaire or in-hock billionaire, not to mention a liar, a cheat, and a scoundrel), but from the beginning he appealed to the forces of order in America that were also, as it happened, the forces of chaos. Donald Trump entered the presidential… | Source…
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Iraq Threatens U.S.–MES EP.80
Marwa Osman | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-15
Iraq's anti-terror Kata'ib Hezbollah group, a faction of the country's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) better known as Hashd al-Sha'abi, has warned that a "tougher and stronger" confrontation awaits US forces should they defy a timetable set for their withdrawal from the Arab country. The Iraqi resistance further warned that the next stage of the fight will soon take place featuring new types of weapons. To discuss this issue with us from Malmo is Feras Ali political commentator. | Israeli Bulldozers and diggers demolished Palestinian village of Khirbet Humsa last week, leaving 74 people, including 41 minors, ho…
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Eustice: Northern Ireland goods checks to be phased in
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-15
There will be a "phasing-in period" for checks on goods entering the north of Ireland at the end of the Brexit transition period, the Environment Secretary has said.Earlier this week, Stormont leaders warned the European Commission of the urgency of striking a deal to maintain continuity of food supplies into the north of Ireland from Great Britain.First minister Arlene Foster and deputy first minister Michelle O'Neill told commission vice president Maros Sefcovic that it was "unacceptable" that it remained uncertain how the Northern Ireland protocol would operate, less than two months before it comes into operat…
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Israel moves forward with new Jerusalem settlement ahead of Biden presidency
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-15
Israel moves forward with new Jerusalem settlement ahead of Biden presidency | Critics warn authorities are deliberately issuing construction tenders for Givat Hamatos before Trump quits White House | MEE and agencies | Sun, 11/15/2020 – 15: 12 | A view of construction work at Ramat Shlomo settlement in the occupied East Jerusalem, on 27 February 2020 (AFP) | Israel has pushed on with plans to build a new se…
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Israeli army strikes Gaza Strip overnight
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-15
Israeli army strikes Gaza Strip overnight | The air and land attack took place shortly after the first anniversary of the assassination of an Islamic Jihad leader | MEE and agencies | Sun, 11/15/2020 – 10: 33 | Israeli air strikes, like the one pictured in the town of Khan Younis on 23 October 2020, are a regular occurrence in Gaza (AFP) | The Israeli army said it struck Hamas positions in the besieged Gaza…
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Assassination of PM foiled as Armenia withdraws from Nagorno-Karabakh
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-15
Assassination of PM foiled as Armenia withdraws from Nagorno-Karabakh | Armenian Premier Pashinyan had come under pressure to quit after agreeing to ceasefire in the contested region | MEE and agencies | Sun, 11/15/2020 – 11: 11 | Thousands have demonstrated against Nikola Pashinyan, pictured here on 6 October 2020, after he agreed to a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh after nearly two months of fighting (AFP)…
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Understanding the Trump voters: Here's why nobody is doing it right
Nathaniel Manderson | salon.com | 2020-11-15
I've been an evangelical pastor and a teacher in an immigrant community. I'm not shocked Trump did better this time…
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Stanford vs. Harvard: Two famous business schools' opposing tactics on COVID
Mark Kreidler | salon.com | 2020-11-15
In the time of COVID-19, no two institutions have come to quite the same conclusions about how to proceed safely…
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Parliament's Sunday open session
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-15
TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament, during its open session on Sunday, investigated an urgent bill to extend the VAT law.
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Zionists to build new 1,257 houses in occupied lands
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-15
TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — The regime in Tel Aviv plans to approve 1,257 settlement units in occupied lands as a pre-empt step before Biden's inauguration in Jan. 2021.
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MP terms re-negotiation with fraudulent liars as foolish idea
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-15
TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — MP Moghtadaei stressed, "re-negotiation of JCPOA with fraudulent liars and criminals, who have never stopped their hostile moves against Iran, is basically a foolish idea."
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21 selected mining, mineral products hit growth in 7 months
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-15
TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — The Deputy Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade for Planning Affairs said that 21 out of 34 selected industrial and mineral products have registered growth in the first seven months of the current year.
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The guinea pigs of Operation Warp Speed
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-15
Operation Warp Speed:…
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A deep dive into Zero Hunger: farming the seas
news.un.org | 2020-11-15
With the world population expected to rise to 9.7 billion by 2050, food production will need to keep pace, and experts believe the Ocean can provide much of the sustenance we need. The second story in our two-part series on aquaculture focuses on the opportunities for significantly scaling up fish farming.
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A Hero's Welcome: Inside Evo Morales' Triumphant Return Tour
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-15
By Oliver VARGAS | 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, ha…
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Musician Raffi on Music, Healing the Planet, and How Crisis Can Bring Opportunity
Rhett Butler, Mongabay | commondreams.org | 2020-11-15
The man who brought the world "Baby Beluga" talks about his efforts to further the concept of "Child Honouring." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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This Small City Is Proving That Left-Wing Ideas Can Triumph at the Ballot Box
Meaghan LaSala | zcomm.org | 2020-11-15
Socialists just helped pass a slate of progressive ballot measures in Portland, Maine–signaling that voters are hungry for bold policies that favor the working class…
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As Wind, Solar, surge, Renewables to be Globe's largest Source of Electricity by 2025
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-11-15
The International Energy Agency just issued a report concluding that wind and solar are growing rapidly, unlike beleaguered fossil fuels, and that in only five years they will be generating a third of the world's electricity, overtaking coal…
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How do we individually cope, keep our sanity in a spiraling crisis, and help others?
Mazin Qumsiyeh | zcomm.org | 2020-11-15
How to survive and create a better world to ensure our neighbors, friends, and children also live decent lives?
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Climate explained: why do humans instinctively reject evidence contrary to their beliefs?
Peter Ellerton | zcomm.org | 2020-11-15
We like to think of ourselves as rational creatures, and we are. But that rationality is not devoid of emotional contexts. Indeed, we seem to need emotions to be rational…
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The Enraging Deja Vu of a Third Coronavirus Wave
Caroline Chen | zcomm.org | 2020-11-15
Health care workers don't need patronizing praise. They need resources, federal support, and for us to stay healthy and out of their hospitals. In many cases, none of that is happening…
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Iran-Bulgaria: Great capacities for coop
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-15
TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Taking a look at the commonalities between Iran and Bulgaria in a variety of aspects, signals that the two countries have great capacities for further enhancing ties.
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First-person: Fighting human trafficking in Malawi
news.un.org | 2020-11-15
Maxwell Matewere, a Malawian crime prevention expert with the UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has been active in the anti-human trafficking field for more than two decades. Today, he trains officials throughout Malawi to prevent and combat this crime: this year alone, despite COVID-19 restrictions, his work has led to the rescue of around three hundred human trafficking victims and 31 arrests.
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Activists hang giant letter from parliament demanding justice and debt cancellation for Africa
Sophia Purdy-Moore | thecanary.co | 2020-11-15
On 12 November, three activists scaled the Houses of Parliament to hang an oversized open letter to the people of the United Kingdom. The peaceful protest marked the launch of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity's #ReRightHistory campaign, calling for debt cancellation for Africa and "an honest acknowledgment of the harm and human cost of slavery and colonialism". | The campaign is supported by Action for Climate Truth and Reparation (ACTR), Black Liv…
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Rockets fired at Eritrea's capital in escalation of Ethiopia conflict
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-15
Rockets were fired at Eritrea's capital, diplomats said, as the deadly fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region appeared to spill across an international border.Civil unrest: At least three rockets appeared to be aimed at the airport in Eritrea's capital, Asmara, hours after the Tigray regional government warned it might attack. It has accused Eritrea of attacking it at the invitation of Ethiopia's federal government since the conflict in northern Ethiopia erupted on November 4.The deadly fighting that erupted in the northern Tigray region has reportedly killed hundreds on both sides, sent more than 1…
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To truly recover, US needs 400% more coronavirus relief than McConnell is offering, economists say
Igor Derysh | salon.com | 2020-11-15
GOP-led delays "will increase the amount of money necessary" to save workers, economist Joseph Stiglitz told Salon…
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The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society
Dr. Pascal Sacré | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-15
The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society,…
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Our Lungs Won't Last
Extinction Rebellion | zcomm.org | 2020-11-15
It took four agonising days to hear them, but the American people have spoken. They have rejected four more years of fossil fuel promotion and climate science denial…
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Towards A New Stage in Cuba-U.S. Relations?
Germán Gorraiz López | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-15
Donald Trump made it the leitmotif of his presidency to eliminate all vestige of the Obamani legacy. Thus, after the attempt to end Obamacare, the announcement of the revision of the NAFTA Treaty and the withdrawal of the United States …
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Keinem die Macht àºbergeben!
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-15
Nach den Erkenntnissen der Humanwissenschaften Anthropologie, Soziologie und Psychologie besitzt der Mensch von Natur aus einen gesunden Verstand beziehungsweise ein natàºrliches Urteilsvermà∂gen. Dieser gesunde Menschenverstand arbeitet empirisch, das heiàüt, er fà§llt konkrete Urteile auf der Basis alltà§glicher Lebenserfahrung und Beobachtung. …
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Patients taking statins experience similar side effects from dummy pills
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-15
People taking dummy pills and statins experienced similar side effects in a new study.
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Downing Street departures will have no impact on Brexit talks, claims minister
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-15
The dramatic exit of Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings will have no impact on crucial Brexit negotiations, environment secretary George Eustice has claimed.Brexit: After days of turmoil in Number 10, which saw the exit of the prime minister's right-hand man Cummings and Johnson's director of communications Lee Cain, Eustice insisted talks with the EU on a future trade deal would not be affected.Speaking to Sky News's Sophy Ridge On Sunday, Eustice said: The negotiations have been led by David Frost from the beginning. He's got a very talented, experienced team of technical experts around him.
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In Praise of Herbert Marcuse. The Scientific Study of Capitalism
Megan Sherman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-15
Herbert Marcuse was nonetheless committed to a scientific study of the material conditions of industrial capitalism. | Herbert Marcuse's theoretical development was rooted in his analysis of the relationship between civilisation and …
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Swann likely to request more restrictions ahead of hospitality sector reopening
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-15
Stormont's health minister has said he is likely to be asking for further coronavirus restrictions for the north of Ireland before the scheduled reopening of the hospitality sector.Robin Swann's remarks raise the prospect of more executive discord in the near future, following a week when the coalition administration was consumed with in-fighting over its pandemic response.After four days of acrimonious exchanges, a majority of ministers finally backed a proposal that saw the region's four-week circuit-break lockdown extended by one week followed by a phased reopening of hospitality businesses.Mr Swann voted for…
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Soldiers kept killing people in Lagos protest, witnesses say
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-15
TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Written testimonies received by a judicial panel in Nigeria notes that soldiers have directly shot and killed people during protests in Lagos in early October.
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Sunday 11/15: Mash Up Yuh Brakes
BdA Festival | indybay.org | 2020-11-15
Black Cultural Zone | 6955 Foothill BoulevardOakland, CA, 94605United…
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Thursday 11/26: Thanksgiving Celebration
Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs | indybay.org | 2020-11-15
Laurel and Front Streets, Santa Cruz…
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Pandemic Panhandling Update
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-15
Ôªø Three months ago in August, I wrote a piece called Pandemic Panhandling, wherein I began with a brief recounting of the ways in which the music industry collapsed over the course of my musical career, prior to the pandemic, and then I wrote about some of the ways in which things have gotten exponentially …
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Communal Organisation: The Barcelona Experience
Iran Aguilera | zcomm.org | 2020-11-15
Venezuelan communard Iran Aguilera examines the advances of popular power in Anzoátegui State…
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A tale of two blockades
Harry Holmes | zcomm.org | 2020-11-15
Exploring the relationship between environmentalism, the British press and a rising new-right…
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Thursday 11/26: Momentum: Journey to the Bright Side
Music Is Healing | indybay.org | 2020-11-15
Mount Shasta…
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A Tory minister on Marr showed Cummings' departure changes nothing
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-11-15
A comment by a Tory minister on the Andrew Marr Show was quite telling. In fact, it showed that even with Dominic Cummings out of the picture, the mentality in government is still one of Brexit at all costs — because we're still the British Empire, right? | Cummings: gone, but not forgotten: | Yes, Cummings will reportedly be leaving Downing Street as Boris Johnson's senior adviser. The Canary reported that there have been: days of turmoil i…
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Thousands of Ethiopians flee Tigray conflict for neighbouring Sudan
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-15
Thousands of Ethiopians flee Tigray conflict for neighbouring Sudan | United Nations says it is working to find the new refugees shelter in southern Sudan | MEE and agencies | Sun, 11/15/2020 – 12: 31 | Ethiopians sit with their belongings in Hamdait village on the Sudan-Ethiopia border (Reuters) | Thousands of Ethiopians fleeing conflict in the Tigray region have fled to Sudan, as tensions continue to rise…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/ethiopia-tigr…

American Power and World Order
Megan Sherman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-15
US imperialism seeks to enforce obedience to its objectives domestically and throughout the world by war, sanctions and policing opinion. | American wars hide behind the fraudulent concept of liberal interventionism, a bogus philosophy that justifies and rationalises the brutal subjugation …
globalresearch.ca/american-power-world-o…

Thousands of Ethiopians flee Tigray conflict for neighbouring Sudan
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-15
Thousands of Ethiopians flee Tigray conflict for neighbouring Sudan | United Nations says it is working to find the new refugees shelter in southern Sudan | MEE and agencies | Sun, 11/15/2020 – 12: 31 | Ethiopians sit with their belongings in Hamdait village on the Sudan-Ethiopia border (Reuters) | Thousands of Ethiopians fleeing conflict in the Tigray region have fled to Sudan, as tensions continue to rise…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/ethiopia-tigr…

Swapping to improve Iran's foreign trade
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-15
TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — In an interview with Mehr News, Deputy Foreign Minister for the Economic Diplomacy Affairs said bartering will improve Iran's foreign trade.
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Free Speech Under Siege
Jack Delaney | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-15
The protections guaranteed to Americans by the First Amendment of the Constitution are under assault, and they have been for some time. In 1947, ten Hollywood writers and filmmakers were summoned before the House Un-American Activities Committee for alleged ties to the Communist Party. The artists were unconstitutionally summoned and upon refusal to testify, were…
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How "Bob's Burgers" uses "foxhole humor" to keep the American dream alive after 200 episodes
Ashlie D. Stevens | salon.com | 2020-11-15
Creator Loren Bouchard spoke with Salon about the "hope and grit and optimism" of the oft-struggling Belchers…
salon.com/2020/11/15/bobs-burgers-loren-…

Veterans who are elected officials warn that climate change is national security threat
Ramona du Houx | indybay.org | 2020-11-15
The world was an inferno in 2020: Torrance council-member Tim Goodrich with three other veterans who are elected officials joined a Brigadier General to warn about the serious threat Fires are to national and global security.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/15/1883847…

Iran to avenge perpetrators of assassinating Martyr Soleimani
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-15
TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said that Iran will certainly revenge the perpetrators of assassination of former IRGC Quds Force Commander Martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165912/Iran-to-aven…

China's U.S. Funded Think Tanks and Research Institutions. Interference in China's Internal Affairs?
Global Times | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-15
While US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls for vigilance over think tanks he believes are "tainted by the machinations" of foreign governments, he turns blind eye to the fact that the US is the world's worst when it comes …
globalresearch.ca/chinese-politicians-ex…

Shamkhani's meeting with Iraqi Defense Minister
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-15
TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani met and held talks with the visiting Iraqi Minister of Defense Juma Inad Sadoon in Tehran on Sunday.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/165899/Shamkhani-s…

Monuments to Black lives have no value without justice and meaningful change
Takirra Winfield Dixon | salon.com | 2020-11-15
My city named a building in my father's memory. He would have preferred economic equality for his workers…
salon.com/2020/11/14/monuments-to-black-…

Friday 11/20: Indigethanx
American Indian Resource Center at UCSC | indybay.org | 2020-11-15
Online Event | http: //bit.ly/INDIGETHANX20…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/14/1883845…

Making Sense of the Oriental Mindframe
Prof. Ruel F. Pepa | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-11-15
asia-pacificresearch.com/making-sense-or…

Double Protest in Union Square
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-11-15
Two demonstrations, one to repudiate a would be dictator and the other to protest the US' crimes against humanity at its border, took place in San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/14/1883845…

With 'Irrevocable Injustice' on the Line, Democratic Lawmakers Demand Trump Admin Put Brakes on Federal Killing Spree
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-14
"The American people have spoken and the federal death penalty should be abolished." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/14/irrevoc…

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…

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…
truthout.org/articles/women-and-students…

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/11/13/frso-jo…

SEP (UK) Congress resolution The COVID-19 pandemic, the international class struggle, and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party
wsws.org | 2020-11-14
This resolution was adopted unanimously by the membership of the Socialist Equality Party in Britain at its Fifth National Congress, which was held online from October 24–27, 2020. It was amended by the incoming National Committee in consideration of fundamental contemporary developments in the United States.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/14/reso…

Corporate damage control: Detroit News parrots management, UAW lies about COVID safety conditions at US auto plants
wsws.org | 2020-11-14
The piece is a shameless attempt at damage control as the real situation, which is being documented by the World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter, is spiraling out of control.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/14/auto…

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand
wsws.org | 2020-11-14
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/14/labo…

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.
popularresistance.org/update-abby-martin…

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.
mronline.org/2020/11/14/susan-rice-scour…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/us-uk-intel-agencies-d…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/trump-end-tenure-bang-…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/most-secure-election-u…

Fired Amazon worker & strike leader sues megacorporation for racial discrimination during Covid-19
rt.com | 2020-11-14
An ex-Amazon employee who led a warehouse workers' strike has sued for discrimination, alleging the company failed to "provide PPE equipment to its predominantly minority workforce" while giving whites cushy management jobs. | The trillion-dollar online retail giant "subjected a class of African American and Hispanic workers to inferior terms and conditions of employment as it offered predominantly Caucasian employees working in managerial classifications [sic]," the lawsuit, filed on Thursday, claimed. It…
rt.com/usa/506688-amazon-worker-strike-r…

[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…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32410-7/fulltext?rss=yes

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."
mronline.org/2020/11/14/toward-a-critiqu…

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 …
mronline.org/2020/11/14/reading-marx-in-…

Future of American Democracy: On Inequality, Polarization and Violence
Ramzy Baroud | commondreams.org | 2020-11-14
While the buzzword throughout the election campaigns has been 'saving American democracy', the state of democracy in the US is likely to worsen in the foreseeable future. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/14/future…

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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/future-of-ame…

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 …
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/unelect…

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."
nationofchange.org/2020/11/14/norways-su…

Nobel Prize License to Kill
Finian Cunningham | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-14
Civil war and a humanitarian crisis in raging in Ethiopia, but "luckily" for the country's prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last year. That prize gives him a license to get away with murder. | Western media reports on the conflict which has flared up over the past week routinely refer to Abiy as a Nobel laureate. That gives his claims credibility even when he is telling lies. It gives his actions legitimacy even they are crimes against humanity. | According to Abiy and his cabinet, the central government in Addis Ababa has launched a "law and order" operation in the northern region…
thealtworld.com/finian_cunningham/nobel-…

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-…

Close all nonessential workplaces! Full compensation for workers and small businesses!
wsws.org | 2020-11-14
All sections of the ruling class are opposed to taking measures necessary to contain the pandemic. That is why workers must take emergency action.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/14/pers…

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

Armenian National Security Service Says Prevented Attempt to Kill Prime Minister Pashinyan
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-14
YEREVAN (Sputnik) – Armenia's National Security Service (NSS) said on Saturday that it had thwarted an attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan by his political opponents.
sputniknews.com/world/202011141081168359…

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 on Saturday between Mauritania and Moroccan-controlled ter…
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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…

Burning issue: If US veterans poisoned by military toxins deserve compensation then so do millions of innocent foreign victims
Scott Ritter | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-14
There were renewed calls this week for the US government to pay compensation to military veterans who …
thealtworld.com/scott_ritter/burning-iss…

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.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/14/posters-fo…

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…

[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

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-…

Thursday 11/26: Thanksgiving Celebration
Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs | indybay.org | 2020-11-14
Laurel and Front Streets, Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/13/1883845…

The case for Northern independence
Northern Independence Party | zcomm.org | 2020-11-14
Making the case for Northumbrian secession…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-case-for-north…

Friday 11/20: Indigethanx
American Indian Resource Center at UCSC | indybay.org | 2020-11-14
Online Event | http: //bit.ly/INDIGETHANX20…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/14/1883845…

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…
salon.com/2020/11/14/conservatives-value…

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32319-9/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…

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…

Two Men Killed, One Woman Injured in Cholet Commune in Western France, Report Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-14
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two men were killed and one woman was seriously injured in the commune of Cholet in France's western department of Maine-et-Loire, the BFMTV broadcaster reported on Saturday, citing police sources.
sputniknews.com/europe/20201114108116888…

Record breaking surge of the pandemic pushing US health care workers to the edge
wsws.org | 2020-11-14
The mounting surge in new infections is placing immense strain on health care workers and the health systems as they scramble to manage a rapidly growing number of new admissions to hospitals across the nation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/14/pand…

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-…

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…

[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

Pancakes Against Fascism
Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-14
commondreams.org/sites/default/files/sty…

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-…

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-…

New York City schools likely to close as pandemic surges
wsws.org | 2020-11-14
With the rise in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths throughout the region, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned Friday of a likely suspension of in-person learning at public schools as early as next week.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/14/educ…

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…

Turkish finance minister resigns amid a deepening crisis
wsws.org | 2020-11-14
The Turkish government and economy are drifting towards a deepening crisis amid a raging COVID-19 pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/14/turk…

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…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/14/return-t…

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…

[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

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…

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…

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…

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…

Advocacy Groups Slam 'Shameful' Deportation of ICE Medical Abuse Survivors
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-14
"Congress must investigate and immediately put an end to this injustice," said one attorney. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/13/advocac…

Students at Manchester University occupy accommodation block as rent strike continues
wsws.org | 2020-11-14
Rising rents, as well as the fact that many students were made to pay in the previous academic year for accommodation they were leaving empty, have triggered a number of protests across the UK since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/14/rent…

Monday 11/30: Goldman Environmental Prize Virtual Ceremony
Goldman Environmental Foundation | indybay.org | 2020-11-14
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/13/1883844…

Enormous trove of sarcophagi and gilded statues discovered in ancient Egypt capital
rt.com | 2020-11-14
The boundless archaeological treasures of Egypt seemingly know no end as officials have announced an extraordinary trove of fresh discoveries, including at least 100 coffins and 40 gilded statues dating back to ancient times. | The incredible artefacts were unearthed in the vast Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo which served as a cemetery for the ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. | | © Fadel Dawood/ Global look Press | www.facebook.com/moantiquities/videos/46… | An array of elaborate sarcophagi and statues were displayed in the shadow of the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqar…
rt.com/news/506740-ancient-coffins-disco…

Tropical Storm Eta causes widespread flooding in southeastern US as record-setting hurricane season continues
wsws.org | 2020-11-14
After devastating large swathes of Central America and Southern Mexico last week, the storm system named Eta, the 28th of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, made two separate landfalls in Florida this week.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/14/teta…

Survey shows 29% of Labour's Muslims experienced 'Islamophobia' within the party
rt.com | 2020-11-14
The UK Labour may be facing a new crisis on top of the enduring anti-Semitism scandal, as more than half of party's Muslims do not believe its leadership is able to deal with the allegedly rampant Islamophobia, a survey has found. | …
rt.com/uk/506733-labour-party-islamophob…

Public-Private Partnerships Have No Place in Canada's Post-COVID Just Recovery
Dylan Penner | commondreams.org | 2020-11-14
We urgently need the government to put people at the core of its COVID-19 response and recovery plan. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/14/public…

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
workers.org/2020/11/52452/?utm_source=rs…

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.

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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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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47 Groups Back Rep. Joaquin Castro for House Committee Chair Post to 'Build a More Restrained and Progressive Foreign Policy'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-14
"Rep. Castro embodies a progressive vision for the U.S. in the world, one that prioritizes diplomacy and multilateralism over militarism." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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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[Clinical Picture] Renal cancer with extensive level IV intracardiac tumour thrombus removed by robot
Inderbir S Gill, Giovanni E Cacciamani, Vinay Duddalwar, Duraiyah Thangathurai, Mark Cunningham | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
A 74-year-old man presented to the emergency department reporting blood in his urine. He was fit and well and reported no pain, or fever. He had a medical history of hypertension, coronary artery disease, partial colectomy for cancer, gastro-oesophageal reflux, and cataracts. He was taking aspirin, losartan, omeprazole and simvastatin.
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Ukrainian special forces reportedly practice RECAPTURE of Crimea, 6 years after peninsula rejoined Russia
rt.com | 2020-11-14
Elite soldiers in the Ukrainian army recently staged a series of drills that reportedly rehearsed for a potential invasion of the Crimean Peninsula. | Following reports in the Ukrainian media, Russia's RIA Novosti agency described the proposed tactical playbook for the mock mission. First, "several groups of special forces cross the border unnoticed and go deeper into the territory of the peninsula" where they would "destroy the runways of airfields, destroy communication centers, headquarters and weapons depots, and eliminate commanders." | This covert operation would then be followed by a full-scale air and…
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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…
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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…

Re-release of Bong Joon-ho's Memories of Murder (2003): A picture of South Korean society
wsws.org | 2020-11-14
An early film by South Korean writer-director Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) has been released over the course of the past year in a number of countries–and now in the US. It is well worth seeing.
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[Obituary] Roger H Unger
Adam Marcus | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
Endocrinologist who made key contributions to understanding diabetes. Born on March 7, 1924, in New York City, NY, USA, he died on Aug 22, 2020, of natural causes, aged 96 years.
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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.
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Seattle: Anti-racist marches continue during election week
Jim McMahan | workers.org | 2020-11-14
Seattle Black-led marches against racist and economic oppression continued during election week in Seattle. Trump's racism has led more people to stay in the streets. While the vote for Biden was big, the election definitely didn't take people out of the streets. "Count Every Vote — Protect Every Person" rally, . . . | Continue reading Seattle: Anti-racist marches continue during election week at Workers.org
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Nusra Terrorists Carry Out 31 Attacks in Syria's Idlib De-escalation Zone
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-14
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group* carried out 31 attacks in Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone over the past 24 hours, the deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Syrian Reconciliation, Rear Adm. Alexander Grinkevich, said on Saturday.
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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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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…
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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…

Two Chinese 'Aircraft-Carrier Killer' Missiles Hit Target in South China Sea, Report Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-14
According to a former PLA colonel, the successful launch of the DF-26B and DF-21D missiles in August is a "warning" to the United States that they should not take any military risk against China.
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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?>…
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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…

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…
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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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Tropical storms continue to pound the Philippines
wsws.org | 2020-11-14
PAGASA, the national meteorological agency, announced on Thursday that it is expecting one or two storms to hit in November, and possibly three in December.
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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.
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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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[Correspondence] Lessons from The Lancet Low Back Pain Series media strategy
Mary O'Keeffe, Chris G Maher, Tomas Rozbroj, Mark Schoene, Rachelle Buchbinder | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
Mass media campaigns improve population health by promoting positive health behaviours and discouraging negative ones.1 Campaigns have helped to successfully reduce smoking and promote physical exercise. For some health conditions, campaigns sometimes have to compete with the marketing of unproven tests and treatments by industry and professional associations. An example of success in this context was an Australian campaign that improved population and general practitioner beliefs about back pain, improved medical management, and reduced workers' compensation costs for back pain.
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[World Report] US wildfires and mental illness stress health systems
Roxanne Nelson | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
The record wildfire season on the US west coast, coupled with the raging COVID-19 pandemic, is testing the health system's preparedness. Roxanne Nelson reports from Seattle, WA.
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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…
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[Perspectives] Analysing how sex and gender interact
Marcia L Stefanick, Londa Schiebinger | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
In recent years prominent UK and US leaders in science and medicine have called for the end of all-male speaking panels, or "manels", and focused admirably on the issue of participation in science. Arguably more important than who does the research, however, is how the research is conducted. Are crucial variables missing? Are basic theoretical frameworks ignoring key components? We posit that it's time to end science in which mankind represents all humankind. It's also time to integrate how sex and gender interact into basic and applied research.
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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…

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
Shearwood McClelland | thelancet.com | 2020-11-14
The practice-changing results of the FAST-Forward trial1 show the importance of not settling for a good option when a better one is possible. Building on previous work establishing hypofractionated radiation therapy with a duration of 3 weeks, compared with the traditional 7-week radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer,2 Adrian Brunt and colleagues1 have shown the non-inferiority of 1 week versus 3 weeks of hypofractionated radiotherapy in this patient population at 5 years after treatment.
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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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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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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 …
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Gulfport Energy Files for Bankruptcy Following Acquisitions Splurge
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-14
The global coronavirus pandemic has led to a collapse in fuel demand, which has seen various gas providers file for bankruptcy this year alone. Gulfport Energy Corp was already struggling with debt costs, as the outbreak has pushed the sector to the brink.
sputniknews.com/business/202011141081168…

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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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…
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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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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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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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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.
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Wednesday 11/18: Essential Stories Film Festival
Documentary Film Institute | indybay.org | 2020-11-14
Online…
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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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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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Estonia Set on Bidding to Become OSCE Chair in 2023
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-14
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Estonia intends to run for the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in 2023, the press service of the Estonian Foreign Ministry has announced.
sputniknews.com/europe/20201114108116926…

[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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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.
greenleft.org.au/content/environment-and…

Shrimp harvest near Qeshm Island
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-14
QESHM, Nov. 14 (MNA) — Shrimp harvest starts in late September every year near the coasts of Hormozgan province and ends in late November.
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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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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…
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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-…

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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Auto parts worker crushed by massive manufacturing mold at plant north of Detroit
wsws.org | 2020-11-14
Forty-two year old worker David Spano died Tuesday after a massive manufacturing mold fell on him at Romeo RIM in suburban Detroit.
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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…

High-Tech Stargazing: Astronomers Fire Lasers Into Deep Space to Get a Better View of Distant Stars
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-14
The effect created by lasers reportedly helps scientist calibrate telescopes to "correct for atmospheric blurring".
sputniknews.com/science/2020111410811683…

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32414-4/fulltext?rss=yes

A Hero's Welcome: Inside Evo Morales' Triumphant Return Tour
Oliver Vargas | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-14
The return of Evo Morales to Bolivia on Monday, November 9, one day after President Luis Arce's inauguration, marked the formal end of last year's U.S.-backed coup. What does his return mean for Bolivia, and for the world? Is he just a former president who the media will turn to periodically for comment? Is he yesterday's news to his party? The answers to those questions remain unclear, but what is clear is that his three-day return tour was a statement that he intends to provide strong leadership for social movements in Bolivia and abroad. | Corporate media, both national and international, have been promoting a…
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Herd immunity policy in German schools leads to explosion of coronavirus infections
wsws.org | 2020-11-14
Even the prospect of a breakthrough regarding a COVID-19 vaccine does not impel capitalist politicians to pursue a sensible, safe pandemic policy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/14/coro…

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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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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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…
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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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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…

Another 709,000 file for unemployment in the US as evictions resume, food lines grow and job cuts continue
wsws.org | 2020-11-14
Massive job losses in education, coupled with the expiration of unemployment benefits, has left millions on the brink of destitution.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/14/unem…

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…

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…

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…

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…