Daily Archives: November 16, 2020

2020-11-16: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-16). Polisario Front denounces Moroccan aggression in Western Sahara. peoplesdispatch.org Moroccan forces entered the UN-designated buffer zone in the Western Sahara on Friday to attack a peaceful demonstration of Sahrawi people demanding independence from Moroccan occupation and a referendum for self-determination…

Jordan Woll (2020-11-16). Country reels from explosion in COVID cases. liberationnews.org The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to spiral out of control across the country. The seven-day moving average of new Coronavirus cases has increased by 80 percent in the most recent two weeks, currently standing at 153,000.

Scott Ritter (2020-11-16). The Return of the Obama 'Adults' in a Joe Biden Administration Is Likely to Spell Ruin for America. globalresearch.ca The US establishment, and the world, has spent the last four years trying to adapt to the disruptive policies of a childish president. Now the Democrats' 'adult' leadership team will return. Watch out, folks. | To those watching the drama unfolding …

Paul Street (2020-11-16). This Regime Must Go NOW: Three Reasons. counterpunch.org The Trump campaign and White House are scheming to get the Republican-controlled state legislatures of Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona and Pennsylvania to declare invalid the mail-in ballots required by the pandemic Trump fueled and fanned across the nation. This would be the pretext for some or all those legislatures trying to install (over the protests of Democratic governors in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan) un-elected slates of Trump electors to the Electoral College, claiming that Trump won the "legal" popular vote in their states. The murky legal and constitutional tangle that could result fro…

Staff (2020-11-16). Florida 'rights of nature' amendment protects ecosystems and the right to clean water. therealnews.com Chuck O'Neal of the Florida Rights of Nature Network and Thomas Linzey of the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights joined TRNN on Election Day to discuss how regulation of environmental destruction isn't enough to protect ecosystems for future generations.

Brasil de Fato (2020-11-16). Brazilian municipal elections: Where the left grew, where the liberal right maintained its hegemony. peoplesdispatch.org The largest cities in the country, Sà£o Paulo (SP) and Rio de Janeiro (RJ) will have a second round of voting on November…

teleSUR (2020-11-16). Bolsonaro-Backed Candidates Defeated in Brazil's Local Elections. telesurenglish.net The electoral results of the main Brazilian cities show the defeat of the candidates supported by President Jair Bolsonaro, favoring the candidates of the center and the moderate right. | RELATED: | In Sao Paulo, the city with the most voters in the country, the current mayor, Bruno Covas, of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), took the lead with nearly a third of the votes, 32.8 percent. | However, Covas will…

Dennis Laumann (2020-11-16). Jerry John Rawlings, 73; revolutionary leader of Ghana. peoplesworld.org The revolutionary and statesman Jerry John Rawlings, former President of Ghana, died on Thursday at the age of 73 and after a short illness. Seven days of mourning have been declared in the West African nation and campaigning for next month's general elections has been suspended. African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat declared: "Africa …

Robert S. Becker (2020-11-16). The right wing wet dream, 'Tyranny of the minority' exposed, cracking under pressure. nationofchange.org The definition of a regional party is one incapable of electing a president, thus it must undermine elections, citizenship and majority rule to have a chance.

Staff (2020-11-16). 'The' Black/Latinx vote is a myth. therealnews.com TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez interviews Ben Jealous, president of People for the American Way, about the media's rush to draw conclusions from 2020 exit polls and make sweeping generalizations about Black and Latinx voters.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-16). A Dedicated Obsession: Washington's Continuing Iran Sanctions Regime. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Editor (2020-11-16). There's Still No Evidence Hunter Biden's Emails Are 'Russian Disinformation'. scheerpost.com Wikimedia Commons] By Glenn Greenwald / Substack Congressman Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and, not coincidentally, the single most shameless pathological liar in the U.S. Congress by a good margin, appeared on CNN with Wolf Blitzer on October 16 to discuss The New York Post story about Hunter Biden's emails. The CNN host asked him a rhetorical question embedded… |

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). 'I WON': Trump tweets claiming 'fake results'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Trump tweets 'I Won' after saying 'Fake Results' of 2020 Mail-in vote shouldn't be allowed to stand.

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-16). US Coup d'Etat? Joe Biden "President-Selected" Not Elected. Evidence of Systemic Fraud. globalresearch.ca If Biden/Harris succeed Trump on January 20, they'll be president and vice president-selected, not elected. | That's the disturbing reality of Election 2020. | Illegitimate by systemic fraud, it wasn't the first, and surely not the last, time that losers of US …

Mohammad Ayesh (2020-11-16). Arabic press review: Algerian court sentences media mogul to five years in prison. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Algerian court sentences media mogul to five years in prison | Meanwhile, Jordanian MPs are due to be prosecuted over alleged 'vote buying', and more than 200 prominent Palestinians campaign for one-state solution | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 14: 32 | Anis Rahmani's organisation served as the media wing of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's administration (Facebook) | Algerian cour…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-11-16). "No You Didn't" Trends After Trump's Latest Election Result Lie. commondreams.org "It is a sad failed pathetic coup attempt," wrote one critic, "but it is still [nevertheless an] attempt to overthrow democracy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Daniel Nichanian (2020-11-16). ICE Suffered Blows in the South in Last Week's Elections. zcomm.org Voters in populous Georgia and South Carolina counties elected sheriffs who ran on ending contracts with ICE…

Julia Conley (2020-11-16). 2020 Elections Show Progressive Vision Is Winning Message for the Future. zcomm.org "Scapegoating progressives and Black activists for their demands and messaging is not the lesson to be learned here. It was their organizing efforts, energy, and calls for change needed in their communities that drove up voter turnout."

Staff (2020-11-16). US-Backed Moroccan Military Breaks Three-Decade Ceasefire in Western Sahara. truthout.org A nearly three-decade-old ceasefire has ended in occupied Western Sahara — what many consider to be Africa's last colony. Fighting has broken out in several areas between the Moroccan military and the Polisario Front, the Sahrawi liberation movement seeking independence, after the Moroccan military broke into a no-go buffer zone in southern Western Sahara. For the past three weeks, Sahrawi civilian protesters had blocked a Morocco-built road in the area that Sahrawis consider to be illegal.

_____ (2020-11-16). The Red Nation Statement On US Elections. popularresistance.org US imperialism is in crisis. This drives the capitalist system towards austerity, increased suffering among the working poor, repression at home and imperialist aggression, subversion and wars abroad. This is not something new and is not something that Trump created in the last four years, although he intensified it. Obama also intensified the suffering, the repression and US aggression abroad during his administration. | We can expect more people to die of coronavirus, the threat of mass evictions and utility shutoffs, long-term unemployment, and a great deal of suffering.

_____ (2020-11-16). Peru's Youth Have Mobilized In Indignation. popularresistance.org Mass protests broke out after Peru's parliament voted to impeach former president Martin Vizcarra on November 9th, installing Manuel Merino of the Accion Popular party, as head of state for the 5 months left till the country's general elections. | The Peruvian left are not supporters of former neoliberal president Vizcarra, but have condemned the impeachment that has been carried out by forces even further to his right, "The new government has named àÅntero Flores Aráoz as president of the Council of Ministers, he is the best representative of the old politics: conservative, far-right, racist, sexist, a few…

_____ (2020-11-16). Urgent Need For Further Relief. popularresistance.org Policymakers returning to work after the election must redouble their efforts to negotiate a robust relief package to address the critical health and economic challenges facing the nation. With COVID-19 still not under control — in fact, cases are spiking in many parts of the country — and the economic recovery slowing, additional well-designed relief measures are vital to relieving hardship and promoting a stronger recovery. Relief measures enacted earlier this year have mitigated hardship, but they had significant gaps; for example, the SNAP increase in the Families First Act of March left out…

Norman Solomon (2020-11-16). Corporate Democrats Are to Blame for Congressional Losses. indybay.org So Naturally They're Blaming Progressives…

Arthur Persyko (2020-11-16). Tuesday 11/17: A November 2020 Election Review: Analysis & Implications for the Future. indybay.org Zoom link: us02web.zoom.us/j/85995198710?pwd=QkJuUk… | Meeting ID: 859 9519 8710 | Passcode: 221758 | One tap log-in from your mobile phone: | +16699009128,,85995198710#,,,,,,0#,,221758# | Dial-in number: 1 669 900 9128…

Harald Neuber (2020-11-16). America: The Right Wave is Broken. indybay.org Morales' return was made possible by the victory of his left-wing movement for socialism (Movimiento al Socialismo, MAS) in the first democratic elections after a coup a year ago, on November 10, 2019. | In his first speech after returning home, Morales affirmed that there had been no fraud in the 2019 election.

Margaret Flowers (2020-11-16). The Imperative To Achieve National Improved Medicare For All. dissidentvoice.org NOTE: The Kevin Zeese Emerging Activists Fund is accepting applicants for an unrestricted grant of $20,000 until December 13, 2020. Learn more at PopularResistance.org/kevin-zeese/. And join us for a webinar with Venezuelan social movements on November 18 to hear about their upcoming elections and how we can support their struggle against US intervention. Details at …

Staff (2020-11-16). Ceasefire Ends in Occupied Western Sahara After U.S.-Backed Moroccan Military Launches Operation. democracynow.org A nearly three-decade-old ceasefire has ended in occupied Western Sahara — what many consider to be Africa's last colony. Fighting has broken out in several areas between the Moroccan military and the Polisario Front, the Sahrawi liberation movement seeking independence, after the Moroccan military broke into a no-go buffer zone in southern Western Sahara. For the past three weeks, Sahrawi civilian protesters had blocked a Morocco-built road in the area that Sahrawis consider to be illegal. The peaceful blockade backed up traffic for miles and cut off trade between Morocco and Mauritania to the south. The P…

D.D. Guttenplan (2020-11-16). How Activists Saved Election Day in Pennsylvania. thenation.com How Activists Saved Election Day in Pennsylvania…

Ross Benes (2020-11-16). Nebraska's Last Blue Electoral Vote? thenation.com Nebraska's Last Blue Electoral Vote?

_____ (2020-11-16). America's Struggle Towards a New Civilizational Paradigm. strategic-culture.org The American body politic is shuddering in the wake of this U.S. election. The discontents at our hyper-monetized, inequitable modernity are exploding. People feel

commondreams (2020-11-16). Greenpeace Urges Joe Biden To Reject Ernest Moniz and Choose Climate Champions for Cabinet. commondreams.org ______________________________…

RT (2020-11-16). Biden says 'ONLY REASON' Americans question Covid-19 vaccines is Trump. rt.com Saying he would personally take a coronavirus vaccine if Dr. Anthony Fauci and its makers told him it was safe, Democrat Joe Biden claimed the only reason Americans would distrust the jab is — President Donald Trump. | "I wouldn't hesitate to get the vaccine, if in fact Dr. Fauci [and Moderna or Pfizer] conclude it's safe," Biden said on Monday in Wilmington, Delaware, addressing the media who have anointed him president-elect. | Pfizer announced a "90 percent effective" jab last week, followed by Moderna's

commondreams (2020-11-16). How the Biden Administration Should Prepare for the Next Pandemic. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-16). Trump Administration Rushes to Auction Off Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling Rights Before Biden Inauguration. commondreams.org The pristine reserve is home to the Gwich'in people, who call it "Iizhik Gwats'an Gwandaii Goodlit," or, "the sacred place where life begins." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Amanda Marcotte (2020-11-16). Lock him up! If Trump refuses to leave the scene after his defeat, there's an obvious solution. salon.com To heal the country, Donald Trump needs to go away. He won't do it on his own, so prosecution is the only answer…

commondreams (2020-11-16). Trump Administration's Rush To Open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge To Oil Drilling Could Be Catastrophic. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-16). The Kashmir Dispute: Pakistan Accuses India of Being a State Sponsor of Terrorism. globalresearch.ca Pakistan released a detailed dossier during a press conference on Saturday making the case that India is a state sponsor of terrorism whose intelligence services have weaponized this phenomenon as part of the proxy war that they're fighting with respect …

WSWS (2020-11-16). Sixty-five years of the Bundeswehr: German president appeals for militarism, rearmament and war. wsws.org Steinmeier's claim that the Bundeswher has nothing to do with "the unwholesome role of German militarism" and the criminal record of the Wehrmacht is just as dishonest today as it was 65 years ago.

_____ (2020-11-16). Close All Nonessential Workplaces. popularresistance.org The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is surging out of control. | The worst-case warnings of public health experts have come true. A quarter-million people are now dead. Over the past month, the number of daily new cases has tripled. On October 13, there were 51,000 new cases in the United States. On Friday, there were a staggering 182,000 new cases, up from 162,000 the day before. | In the country's manufacturing heartland, home to the factories that have become hotbeds of the disease, the situation is even more dire.

news.un (2020-11-16). Many challenges remain for Sahel Joint Force, warns Lacroix, welcoming 'increased coordination'. news.un.org It will take a variety of different actors to confront and deal with the "daunting challenges" in the Sahel region, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Monday.

Lance Olsen (2020-11-16). An Awkward Era for the Commercial Timber Industry. counterpunch.org We live in an awkward era where many a politician puts the economy at risk while claiming to save it. The gist of the story is that the fossil fuel industry is at risk to the extent that fossil fuels stay sequestered, in the ground, and that everything else is at risk if they don't.

Udi Ofer (2020-11-16). 50 Years After the Start of the War on Drugs, Americans Have a Chance to Fix the Harm It Created. commondreams.org Today, policymakers and the public alike are increasingly adopting approaches that treat substance use as a public health issue rather than a criminal justice one. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Lynda Carson (2020-11-16). The guinea pigs of Operation Warp Speed. indybay.org Operation Warp Speed:…

teleSUR (2020-11-16). Dangerous Hurricane Iota To Hit Central America. telesurenglish.net Tropical Depression Iota developed into a category 4 hurricane while continuing its path through the Caribbean Sea towards the northeastern coast of Nicaragua and southeastern Honduras, where it is expected to hit in the afternoon or night on Monday. | RELATED: | Recording maximum sustained winds of about 155 kilometers per hour, hurricane Iota moves westward at 15 kilometers per hour and it is located about 175 k…

The Glasgow Agreement (2020-11-16). Glasgow Agreement, A Plan of Our Own. commondreams.org Rather than plans dictated from the top—which have proven not only to be unfair and destructive, but not even reach the necessary emissions cuts—we will build a plan of our own, from below. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Canary (2020-11-16). Demand for food parcels from cancer patients spikes since onset of pandemic. thecanary.co Cancer patients are at increasing risk of poverty because of coronavirus (Covid-19), a charity has warned. | Irish Cancer charity, Purple House Cancer Support Centre said calls to its helpline service from patients seeking food parcels have spiked since the onset of the pandemic. | The charity

WSWS (2020-11-16). This week in history: November 16-22. wsws.org 25 years ago: Peres succeeds Rabin as Israeli prime ministerOn November 22, 1995, Shimon Peres officially succeeded Yitzhak Rabin as Israeli prime minister, 18 days after Rabin was assassinated by a religious Zionist fanatic. Peres's major political moves upon taking office—an appeal for new peace talks with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and the appointment of several new cabinet ministers—demonstrated an acute awareness of the depth and explosive potential of the social and political crisis of the Zionist state.

Ramona du Houx (2020-11-16). 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.

_____ (2020-11-16). How War Became Absurd — Again. strategic-culture.org With a massive, growing gap between our military goals and actual outcomes, we must acknowledge that U.S. strategy has hit a dead end. | Andrew J. BACEVICH | The October 1955 issue of Harper's magazine featured a trio of essays grouped together under the heading "How War Became Absurd." Leading off was an article by Bernard Brodie, then a prominent theorist in the arcane field of study known as nuclear strategy, titled "Strategy Hits a Dead End." | Today Brodie is all but forgotten. With its abstruse vocabulary of deterrence and decapitation, counterforce and countervalue, first strike and second strike, nucle…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-16). War in Ethiopia's Tigray region crosses northern border into Eritrea; 25,000 refugees flee to Sudan. peoplesdispatch.org Accusing Eritrea of participating in a "full-scale war" alongside the Ethiopian federal troops against the Tigray regional government, the latter fired rockets targeting the airport in Eritrea's capital city on Saturday…

Jasmine Norden (2020-11-16). Protesters killed in Peru after Amnesty International warns of a 'human rights crisis'. thecanary.co Human rights organisations have warned that Peru police used excessive force against protesters as two people were confirmed dead. | On 14 November, two protesters Marina Navarro, exec…

MEE staff (2020-11-16). Khashoggi's fiancee calls on world leaders to boycott G20 summit. middleeasteye.net Khashoggi's fiancee calls on world leaders to boycott G20 summit | Hatice Cengiz says Jamal Khashoggi's murder alerted international community to 'ill-treatment of women and prisoners of conscience' | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 22: 10 | Cengiz said the awareness spread by journalists and reporters about Khashoggi's murder has helped shed light on Riyadh's other abuses (AFP/File photo) | Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of sl…

news.un (2020-11-16). Climate change: UN chief calls for 'great leap' towards carbon neutrality. news.un.org As countries work to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, they also have the chance to "get it right" on climate change, the UN Secretary-General told a virtual gathering of influential leaders on Monday.

_____ (2020-11-16). UAW Workers At Johnson Controls On Strike. popularresistance.org Dozens of union workers at the Johnson Controls facility in Hopewell Township have been on strike since late September, seeking an increase in pay and flexibility with using vacation time. | On Thursday afternoon, UAW Local 1872 workers gathered at tents along Renaissance Drive, not far from Interstate 83, for a rally. Arthur Westerfer, a test lab operator, shouted messages through a megaphone toward the massive building. | "If you do not give us a contract, you will not retain your operators, let alone your trainees," he shouted. "… You are going to lose all of your experience."

_____ (2020-11-16). War in Ethiopia Threatens to Engulf Horn of Africa. strategic-culture.org The two-week-old civil war in Ethiopia is now embroiling neighboring Eritrea. The two countries previously fought a two-year border war (1998-2000) which resulted in 100,000 dead. But in a bizarre twist, the Ethiopian central government in Addis Ababa is siding with Eritrea to now wage a war against its own people in the northern Tigray region. | Leaders of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF)

WSWS (2020-11-16). Ethiopia slides towards civil war as Tigray conflict escalates. wsws.org Politicians of all stripes have whipped up ethnic tensions to prevent a unified struggle by the impoverished masses against the Ethiopian elites.

Zero Hedge (2020-11-16). UK Health Study Found 26,000 "Extra" Non-COVID Deaths at Home Amid Lockdowns. globalresearch.ca BBC recently reported some shocking statistics regarding UK health, but which will perhaps come as no surprise to those critics who warned that far-reaching national lockdowns would cause other Compared with normal years, there have been …

teleSUR (2020-11-16). Bolivia: IACHR to Investigate Crimes in Senkata and Sacaba. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's authorities announced that on November 23, five experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will arrive in the country to undergo an investigation into the murders of Sacaba, in Cochabamba Department, and Senkata, El Alto Department. | RELATED: | On Sunday, Justice Minister Ivan Lima, and the Movement to Socialism (MAS) lawmaker Leonardo Loza released the information during a tribute to the victims of the massa…

Paul Dobson (2020-11-16). EU Extends Sanctions against Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com The extension comes as the country continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, with Maduro securing 10 million Sputnik V vaccine doses.

Telesur (2020-11-16). EU Extends Sanctions on Venezuela Until November 2021. globalresearch.ca The European Union (EU) Thursday announced it is prolonging restrictive sanctions against Venezuela for one year, until November 14, 2021. | These sanctions include the weapon and equipment blockade that may be used in Venezuela and the prohibition of 36 high-ranking …

Staff (2020-11-16). The American government's campaign to criminalize BLM. therealnews.com In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black people at the hands of police, activists around the country have mobilized in record numbers. Rather than address the systemic injustices these activists are highlighting, law enforcement and lawmakers have found new ways to criminalize their actions.

teleSUR (2020-11-16). Peruvian People Celebrate President Manuel Merino's Resignation. telesurenglish.net The Peruvian people Sunday celebrated the resignation of interim President Manuel Merino, who was removed by the resistance of citizens in the streets despite police brutality. | RELATED: | The young people took to the streets and marched to the Congress of the Republic's headquarters with the slogans "Long live Peru," "Let's go Peru," and "Yes we can." | Outside the Plaza Bolívar lie two funeral arrangements in honor of the yo…

WSWS (2020-11-16). Large COVID-19 outbreak in Xinjiang, China. wsws.org Repeated flare-ups of coronavirus in different regions of China highlight the fact that the pandemic is a global issue that cannot be resolved on a national basis by locking down borders.

M.K. Bhadrakumar (2020-11-16). India's farewell to ASEAN as it boards RCEP train. mronline.org It comes in the specific context of the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership [RCEP] on Sunday—the mega free trade agreement centred on the ASEAN plus China, Japan and South Korea.

Pepe Escobar (2020-11-16). RCEP set to supercharge the New Silk Roads. thealtworld.com World's biggest free trade pact isn't about excluding the US or China's geopolitical ambitions but rather the natural evolution of Asian integration | Ho Chi Minh, in his eternal abode, will be savoring it with a heavenly smirk. Vietnam was the virtual host as the 10 ASEAN nations, plus China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, on the final day of the 37th ASEAN Summit. | RCEP, eight years in the making, binds together 30% of the global economy and 2.2 billion people. It's the first auspicious landmark of the Raging Twenties, which start…

Gregory Hood (2020-11-16). America's Social Credit System Is Worse than China's. asia-pacificresearch.com

Peter Oborne (2020-11-16). Nagorno-Karabakh: Monastery becomes symbol of Armenian grief. middleeasteye.net Nagorno-Karabakh: Monastery becomes symbol of Armenian grief | Armenians flock to Dadivank before site is formally handed over to Azerbaijan as part of ceasefire deal | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 11: 32 | Father Hovhannes said he intended to remain at Dadivank. Azerbaijan has said religious sites will be protected (Reuters) | "Whatever happens I am going to stay," said Father Hovhannes, the priest at the ancie…

WSWS (2020-11-16). Michigan governor announces emergency measures as COVID-19 surges throughout the state. wsws.org On Sunday evening, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced temporary and limited restrictions in response to the exponential rise in coronavirus cases over the past week across the state.

WSWS (2020-11-16). Coronavirus spreads throughout Germany's schools and businesses. wsws.org The federal and state governments are responsible for a situation in which the virus is running out of control nationwide.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-16). Study Detailing 'Scandalous' Hospital Price-Gouging During Pandemic Proves Medicare for All Urgently Needed. commondreams.org With hospitalizations due to Covid-19 infections surging across the country, new analysis released Monday by the nation's largest nurses' union reveals that thousands of coronavirus patients are among the Americans who could soon be hit with "scandalous" gouging of prices for healthcare services. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Future of transportation industry during COVID-19 pandemic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Mohammadreza Dezfulian, one of entrepreneurs and mangers of the logistics and transportation industry, has weighed in on the importance of this industry during the coronavirus outbreak and its future.

Drillminister (2020-11-16). Politicians are parasites feeding off corporations. Enough is enough. thecanary.co Boom. Bam. You know who it is. Yung Drilly, aka Drillminister — writing for Pfizer: on the make: Take the corporations that only give you a vaccine for coronavirus (Covid-19) if you're rich enough. Pfizer has already

Mark Gruenberg (2020-11-16). Nurses' survey: Hospitals still flunk in protecting nurses from coronavirus. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif.—The nation's hospitals still flunk in protecting their nurses from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, the fourth mass survey by National Nurses United says. And the reason, the union bluntly adds, is the bosses prioritize profits over people. Surveyors heard from 15,000 registered nurses, union and non-union, about conditions in their hospitals, said …

WSWS (2020-11-16). Sterling Heights Assembly workers demand shutdown as coronavirus spreads in factories throughout US. wsws.org Michigan's governor announced new lockdowns exempting manufacturing, while new signs emerged of major outbreaks at Fiat Chrysler's Sterling Heights assembly and stamping plants and other Detroit-area factories.

The GLBT Historical Society (2020-11-16). Tuesday 12/1: World AIDS Day: Fighting Back: Lessons from AIDS for COVID-19. indybay.org Online event via livestream (FREE or donation)…

WSWS (2020-11-16). Australia: Obstetricians at Sydney's Blacktown Hospital threaten to resign amid the deaths of four babies in 18 months. wsws.org Doctors take a stand as understaffing crisis highlights the fragility of the public health system even without a COVID-19 resurgence.

California Poor People's Campaign (2020-11-16). Monday 11/23: COVID Stimulus Now! Sacramento Car Caravan & Digital Protest Against Mitch McConnell. indybay.org Sacramento Car Caravan: email california@poorpeoplescampaign.org to receive directions | NOTE: Mask & Social Distancing Required | ALSO: Digital Actions & Livestream…

Alan Macleod (2020-11-16). Cuba Could be on the Brink of a Revolutionary COVID Vaccine, But US Sanctions Are Slowing It Down. mintpressnews.com Cuba is already a medical powerhouse, and if it can successfully navigate the minefield of US sanctions, it could supply much of Latin America with a COVID vaccine.

Kamran Abbasi (2020-11-16). COVID-19: Politicisation, "Corruption," and Suppression of Science. The British Medical Journal. globalresearch.ca Politicians and governments are suppressing science. They do so in the public interest, they say, to accelerate availability of diagnostics and treatments. They do so to support innovation, to bring products to market at unprecedented speed. Both of these reasons …

MEE and agencies (2020-11-16). Saudi Aramco forced to sell billions of dollars in bonds to maintain $75bn dividend. middleeasteye.net Saudi Aramco forced to sell billions of dollars in bonds to maintain $75bn dividend | The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically hit global demand for oil this year, leaving the company's debt levels spiralling | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 12: 53 | The upcoming bond issue is designed to fill a financial gap after the disastrous year (AFP) | Saudi Aramco is to sell billions of dollars in international b…

Staff (2020-11-16). Some GOP Governors and Senators Are Simply Dismissing New COVID Surge. truthout.org Last summer,

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-16). UK can protect economy, schools and hospitals with more targeted virus measures. imperial.ac.uk Targeting COVID-19 control measures to optimise economic output while protecting schools, universities and the NHS could benefit UK economy by £193bn.

WSWS (2020-11-16). Quebec Solidaire embraces the ruling elite's criminal "herd immunity" policy. wsws.org In the twisted pro-capitalist logic of the pseudo-left Quebec Solidaire, dozens of COVID-19 cases in a slaughterhouse and outbreaks at hundreds of schools are arguments for a further easing of minimal lockdown measures.

teleSUR (2020-11-16). Ecuador: Debates Start to Set the Minimum Wage for 2021. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's National Council of Labor and Wages (CNTS) Monday began consultative meetings to determine the unified basic wage (UBW) that will rule in 2021 amid the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Several economists and workers union representatives have cast doubts on a minimum wage increase, taking into account that the country is experiencing an economic contraction and high rates of…

Peter Boyle (2020-11-16). NSW public sector workers rally against pay cut. greenleft.org.au Nurses, teachers and other public sector workers protested the NSW Coalition government's effective wage cut imposed on COVID-19 frontline workers reports Jim McIlroy.

WSWS (2020-11-16). Prisoners load bodies into mobile morgues in El Paso, Texas as COVID-19 infections skyrocket. wsws.org The winter surge in the US is well underway, with fatalities climbing as hospital systems from one region to the next reach capacity.

Global Research News (2020-11-16). Selected Articles: COVID-19: Politicisation, "Corruption", and Suppression of Science. globalresearch.ca By Autonomy is the sta…

teleSUR (2020-11-16). Argentina: Congress Debates Tax Bill on Large Fortunes. telesurenglish.net Argentina's Congress is set to debate on Tuesday a Tax Bill on Large Fortunes aimed at supporting the State's response in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Reaching 0.08 percent of the economically active population in the country, the so-called Law of Solidarity and Extraordinary Contribution to Great Fortunes seeks that people who have a patrimony of over US$3 million pay a tax of 2 to 3 percent. | The Bill establi…

Peter Koenig (2020-11-16). Die Post-Covid-Welt, das teuflische Projekt des WEF: ‚ÄûResetting the Future of Work Agenda" — Nach dem ‚ÄûGroàüen Reset". Eine erschreckende Zukunft. globalresearch.ca Das Weltwirtschaftsforum (WEF) hat soeben (Oktober 2020) ein so genanntes Weiàübuch mit dem Titel Dieses 31-seitige Dokument liest sich wie eine Blaupause àºber die ‚ÄûAusfàºhrung" — denn eine …

The Canary (2020-11-16). Companies with 'green ambitions' unveiled as COP26 climate summit sponsors. thecanary.co Energy firms National Grid, SSE and ScottishPower, along with NatWest Group, have been unveiled as the first sponsors of UN climate talks in the UK next year. | The key COP26 climate summit was due to take place this month in Glasgow, but it has been postponed to next November because of the Covid-19 pandemic. | The government said all sponsors, who will help shoulder the costs of the talks, have committed to the "Science Based Targets" initiative. This initiative sets ambitious goals to cut emissions and aims to draw up credible action plans to achieve them. | Plans must be in line with what the science says is…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Iran Health Ministry announces 13,053 new COVID-19 cases. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — A spokesperson in the Iranian Health Ministry said that 13,053 people have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease in the past 24 hours which brings total infections to 775,121.

commondreams (2020-11-16). Cuba's Heroic COVID Response Medical Teams Deserve Nobel Peace Prize. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Kamran Abbasi (2020-11-16). COVID-19: Politicisation, "Corruption," and Suppression of Science. globalresearch.ca Politicians and governments are suppressing science. They do so in the public interest, they say, to accelerate availability of diagnostics and treatments. They do so to support innovation, to bring products to market at unprecedented speed. Both of these reasons …

commondreams (2020-11-16). Moderna Vaccine Belongs to the People. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-11-16). 78% of Moderna Vaccine Doses Already Sold to Rich Countries. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Dean Baker (2020-11-16). Lowering the Bar on Success: Megan McArdle on Drug Development. counterpunch.org Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle was anxious to tell readers that drug development in the pandemic has been a great success story. After all, look at all the treatments we have, and now it appears that Pfizer/BioNtech have developed a highly effective vaccine. What could be better than that? Well, first we need a bit

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-16). 'It Should Belong to Humanity': Funded by Public, Promising Moderna Results Bolster Global Call for #PeoplesVaccine. commondreams.org "It's time for companies to live up to their human rights responsibilities and ensure the widest possible access to their innovations." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ravi Gupta (2020-11-16). Our Vaccine Infrastructure Needs a Radical Overhaul. zcomm.org Decades-long funding cuts for pandemic preparedness hamper coordinated distribution and equitable access. We must reimagine how to make life-saving vaccines available to everyone…

commondreams (2020-11-16). Moderna Must Share Technology to Ensure Vaccine Breakthrough Is Not Limited to Rich Countries. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-11-16). New Trade Zone in Asia-Pacific Could Ensure Chinese Global Leadership. asia-pacificresearch.com

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-16). 'Absolutely Sickening': US Military Buys Location Data Harvested From Apps, Including One for Muslim Prayers. commondreams.org "The military industrial complex and the surveillance state have always had a cozy relationship with tech. Buying bulk data in order to profile Muslims is par for the course for them," says Rep. Ilhan Omar. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2020-11-16). "I Need That Pardon": Ronnie Long, Free After 44 Years, Demands Justice for His Wrongful Conviction. democracynow.org "It's a blessing within itself for me to even be sitting here right now," says Ronnie Long, free after 44 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Long, who is African American, was convicted in 1976 of raping a white woman by an all-white jury and sentenced to 80 years in prison. In 2015, his lawyers learned that investigators had withheld exculpatory evidence proving his innocence — including semen samples and fingerprints taken from the crime scene that did not match his own — and witnesses for the state committed perjury at his trial. It would take several more years and a ruling by the 4t…

WSWS (2020-11-16). Migrant workers demand right to return to their homes in New Zealand. wsws.org The Labour Party government's draconian border restrictions have left thousands of people stranded outside New Zealand despite being legally entitled to live in the country.

Brett Wilkins (2020-11-16). ICE deports immigrants who alleged medical abuse at detention facility. salon.com Advocacy groups slam "shameful" deportation of ICE medical abuse survivors…

_____ (2020-11-16). Misconduct In Public Office In The Assange Case. popularresistance.org Both Snow and Taylor showed extreme bias against Julian. Their hearings were about Julian seeking asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in 2012, which meant that he had not complied with his bail conditions relating to earlier hearings. Under UK law, you do not have to comply with your bail conditions if you have a good reason. When Julian asked for asylum, it was based on the risk that he could be extradited to the US. The Ecuadorean authorities accepted this as a reason for granting him asylum. This is self-evidently a reasonable excuse for not complying with bail conditions.

Sheren Khalel (2020-11-16). Hate crimes in US rise for fourth consecutive year, FBI data shows. middleeasteye.net Hate crimes in US rise for fourth consecutive year, FBI data shows | Crimes directed at Arabs increased by 16 percent while incidents against Jews went up 14 percent, accounting for well over half of all religiously motivated crimes | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 18: 29 | An anti-KKK poster left by counter-protesters against a 'Unite the Right' rally in Washington on 12 August 2018 (AFP/File photo) | Hate cri…

Nigel Lisbon (2020-11-16). Indianapolis: Protesters take action as system lets another killer cop off the hook. liberationnews.org On Nov. 10, special prosecutor Rosemary Khoury announced that the grand jury she led to investigate the killing of Dreasjon Reed did not bring charges against killer cop Dejoure Mercer.

George Wuerthner (2020-11-16). Protecting the Northern Yellowstone Ecosystem. counterpunch.org The Gallatin Yellowstone Wilderness Alliance (GYWA) has produced draft legislation to protect the wildlands of the Northern Yellowstone Ecosystem that we intend to get introduced into Congress. Our goal is to ensure that the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem remains functional in the future. We support designated wilderness under the 1964 Wilderness Act, the Gold Standard for

Zoe PC (2020-11-16). Political crisis deepens in Peru following resignation of interim president. peoplesdispatch.org Following the assassination of two protesters on Saturday by the police, Manuel Merino, who was sworn in on Tuesday, resigned. Congress is yet to agree on how to address the presidential vacancy…

MEE staff (2020-11-16). Pakistan under pressure to recognise Israel, says Imran Khan. middleeasteye.net Pakistan under pressure to recognise Israel, says Imran Khan | Prime minister says United States and other countries ramping up pressure following Israel's deals with UAE and Bahrain | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 14: 46 | Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the legislative assembly in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, 5 August (AFP) | Pakistan is under pressure from the US and other co…

Staff (2020-11-16). The law enforcement lies distorting the 'Defund the Police' movement. therealnews.com PAR takes a deep dive into the deliberately misleading rhetoric surrounding the 'Defund the Police' debate and uncovers data that reveals which political party really loves policing.

Eds. (2020-11-16). Scientists say net zero by 2050 is too late. mronline.org Climate scientists now believe their predictions about the rate of the global temperature increase have been too conservative, and stronger and more decisive action is needed to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions.

Peter Critchley (2020-11-16). The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology. mronline.org John Bellamy Foster's brilliant recovery of a century of ecological and socialist thought will inform, enable, and inspire a new generation of reds and greens.

MEE staff (2020-11-16). US military buying location data harvested from popular Muslim apps: Report. middleeasteye.net US military buying location data harvested from popular Muslim apps: Report | Muslim Pro, a prayer and Quran app downloaded more than 95 million times, is selling their users' personal data to brokers including the US military, Vice reports | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 16: 56 | Muslim Pro touts itself as the "Most Popular Muslim App!" and also includes passages and audio readings from the Quran (Facebook/Muslim Pro)…

B Prasant (2020-11-16). Kashmir — is the worst yet to come? peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Amandla Thomas-Johnson (2020-11-16). Obama defends deadly drone campaign in new book. middleeasteye.net Obama defends deadly drone campaign in new book | Strikes killing thousands of people, many civilians, one of the largest blemishes on former president's record | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 12: 31 | Former US President Barack Obama reviews troops in 2017 (AFP) | Barack Obama has forcefully defended his controversial killer drone policy in the forme…

MEE staff (2020-11-16). Etihad Airways removes advert featuring Second Jewish Temple. middleeasteye.net Etihad Airways removes advert featuring Second Jewish Temple | Promotional video was part of announcement that airline will start operating flights between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 15: 32 | Screengrab of Etihad Airways' promotional video, subsequently removed, showing a drawing of Jerusalem's Second Temple as one of Israel's landmarks (Twitter\@etihad) | Etihad Airways has removed a video adv…

CP Editor (2020-11-16). Zappa — Official Trailer. counterpunch.org

MEE staff (2020-11-16). Egypt: Human rights worker arrested after meeting with European diplomats. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Human rights worker arrested after meeting with European diplomats | EIPR's Mohamed Basheer has been charged with 'terrorism' and 'spreading false news' | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 10: 44 | Mohamed Basheer was arrested days after a meeting between his organisation and European diplomats in Cairo on 3 November (Supplied) | Security forces detained a manager of a prominent rights group in Cairo on Saturday night…

Lawrence Davidson (2020-11-16). Insulting Islam: an Encore for Charlie Hebdo. counterpunch.org In mid-October 2020 a French schoolteacher, 47-year-old Samuel Paty, decided to show his Freedom of Speech class cartoons demeaning Islam's founding prophet, Mohammed. The cartoons were the same ones originally published by the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo (Charlie Weekly) in 2014-2015. At that time, the magazine's actions resulted in the murder of twelve of its staff, including the editor, Stephane Charbonnier. The murders were committed by Muslim extremists associated with al-Qaeda. Samuel Paty's fate turned out to be similar. Shortly after having shown the caricatures of the founder of Islam, the teacher w…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-16). Germany says man working in Merkel's press office was spy for Egypt. middleeasteye.net Germany says man working in Merkel's press office was spy for Egypt | Egyptian intelligence services allegedly hired a German-Egyptian national working in Merkel's office to survey how Egypt is portrayed in media | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 16: 34 | German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Berlin in January 2020 (AFP/file photo)
| Germany's Public Pros…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). 3 Afghan security forces killed in Kunduz Province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — The spokesperson for Kunduz Province announced that 3 Afghan police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack on Monday.

Jan Oberg (2020-11-16). Richard Falk: A Citizen Pilgrim in Search of Justice and Peace Turns 90. globalresearch.ca At TFF, we are blessed by having a number of peace and future scholars, world-leading in their professions, who have followed world events over many decades and continue to be committed to world order change and public education. | I say …

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-16). The Best Plants And People Grow From Shit. thealtworld.com There are creatures the size of mountains swimming beneath the ice. | There are babies laughing at things you can't see. | That quiet old woman there, sitting in the corner: | she has seen some shit, man. | The lushest plants have their roots in shit, | and the lushest people, too. | They do not rise above the shit, | their roots dangling like car wash tentacles as they levitate in the air. | They sink into it. | They build their foundation in it. | They do not transcend, | they embody. | And they grow. | They grow above the shit. | They grow into the shit. | They grow of the shit. | You are not a snipped and dyi…

San Francisco Public Library & partner (2020-11-16). Friday 11/20: Roundtable on "How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America" indybay.org Online via livestream & Zoom…

_____ (2020-11-16). First Nation To Launch Lawsuits For Damages Against Fishers. popularresistance.org Canada – A Mi'kmaq First Nation that encountered violence after it opened a self-regulated lobster fishery says it will launch a series of lawsuits against non-Indigenous fishers for alleged damages incurred by its members. | The band also intends to file a constitutional challenge against a provincial law that has prevented the band from selling its lobster catch, Ron Pink, the lawyer for Sipekne'katik First Nation, said Thursday. | "We're pursuing injuries to individuals and disruption to their fishing by certain individuals," Pink told a news conference at the band office.

WSWS (2020-11-16). Toledo Coca-Cola workers continue strike over unsafe conditions and rising health care costs. wsws.org While the union wants to limit the strike to a set of minimal and vague demands, anger is growing among workers over low wages, unsafe conditions amidst the pandemic and rising health care costs.

Matthew Chapman (2020-11-16). Sarah Palin claps back at President Obama for linking her to the "anti-intellectual" wing of the GOP. salon.com "It's kind of pleasurable to know that I've been living rent-free in his head for 12 years," Palin says of Obama…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Revenge from US assassination of martyr Soleimani, "certain" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — IRGC Aerospace Force Commander said that taking revenge from US heinous action in assassination of former IRGC Quds Force Commander Martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani is 'certain'.

Uriel Araujo (2020-11-16). India and US Signed a Game-changer Defence Deal, Amid the Rise of What Could be a New Bipolarity. asia-pacificresearch.com

commondreams (2020-11-16). Faith Institutions Announce Largest-Ever Joint Divestment From Fossil Fuels. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-16). More Than Two-Thirds of UN Members Embrace Global Plastic Pollution Treaty—But Not the US. commondreams.org Despite being one of the world's biggest contributors to plastic pollution, the U.S. has so far shown no signs of joining an international treaty aimed at stopping plastics from flowing into the world's oceans and other natural habitats. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Gasoline rationing scheme: From policy to practice. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — These days last year, Iranians were surprised by the sudden news of the implementation of a program for rationing gasoline and also the increase in the fuel prices.

Alvaro Huerta (2020-11-16). In Memory of the Juan Gómez-Quiñones: Chicano Scholar, Activist and Poet. counterpunch.org "Anti-Mexicanism is a form of nativism practiced by colonialists and their inheritors." — Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones (2017) Tuesday, November 11, 2020—marks one of the saddest days of my life. On this day, we—the Mexican people on both sides of la frontera and our allies—lost a legend: the one and only, Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones (JGQ). We

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-16). What is RCEP and why are trade unions in the Asia-Pacific region concerned about it? peoplesdispatch.org Even as the new agreement between ASEAN nations and its free trade partners establishes the largest trading bloc in the world, it is vehemently being opposed by labor unions, trade justice groups and women's movements…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2020-11-16). Saturday 12/5: Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group — Revenge Capitalism. indybay.org Online via Zoom.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Amir-Abdollahian hails Moallem's role against Takfiris. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs hailed the role of the Latef Syrian FM in combat against Takfiri terrorists.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-16). European govts. used the pandemic to expand the private sector. peoplesdispatch.org Alexis Benos of the People's Health Movement talks about the failures of the governments in Europe in preparing for the second wave of the pandemic. He also explains the demands of people's movements…

Jeffrey A. Tucker (2020-11-16). Even a Military-Enforced Quarantine Can't Stop the Virus, Study Reveals. globalresearch.ca The New England Journal of Medicine has published a study that goes to the heart of the issue of lockdowns. The question has always been whether and to what extent a lockdown, however extreme, is capable of suppressing the virus. …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Qatar invites countries in region to 'coexist' with Iran: FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs invited countries in the region to establish 'coexistence' with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Haymarket Books (2020-11-16). Friday 11/20: Fighting State Murder: Racism, the Police, and the Death Penalty. indybay.org Online event…

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2020-11-16). Dispel the "Magical Belief in Authority". Confront The Greed For Power and Violence. Strengthen Community Feelings. globalresearch.ca According to the findings of the human sciences of anthropology, sociology and psychology, human beings have a healthy mind and natural powers of judgement by nature. This common sense works empirically, i.e. it makes concrete judgements based on everyday life …

Food Empowerment Project (2020-11-16). NEW PLANT-BASED RECIPE BOOKLET FROM FOOD EMPOWERMENT PROJECT. indybay.org NEW PLANT-BASED RECIPE BOOKLET FROM FOOD EMPOWERMENT PROJECT BRINGS RICH FILIPINO FOOD TRADITIONS TO THE VEGAN WORLD…

Anadolu Agency (2020-11-16). Pakistani PM Khan Says He Is Under Pressure to Recognize Israel. globalresearch.ca Pakistan's prime minister said he has been under "pressure" to recognize Israel. However, Islamabad will never recognize the "Zionist" state until a just settlement is reached for the decadeslong Palestinian issue. | In an interview with a local broadcaster aired on …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Slovakian, Thai, Japanese envoys submits credentials to Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — The new ambassadors of Slovakia, Thailand and Japan submitted a copy of their credentials to the Iranian Foreign Minister on Monday.

APWU (2020-11-16). Tuesday 11/17: Defend The Post Office-APWU National Day Of Action Celebrate postal workers – Defend. indybay.org Fox Plaza | 1390 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). 'Moallem made great efforts to counter threats of Zionists'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker appreciated the late Syrian FM Walid al-Moallem's great efforts to counter the threats of the Zionist regime.

WSWS (2020-11-16). Peruvian government falls after two killed in anti-impeachment protests. wsws.org Mass outrage over the deadly repression of protests triggered by the coup-like impeachment of President Vizcarra has forced the resignation of his successor.

Staff (2020-11-16). Grad Workers' Strike Shows Labor Why It Must Become Abolitionist. truthout.org To many of its organizers, the recent strike by the University of Michigan's Graduate Employees' Organization (GEO) was a

commondreams (2020-11-16). New Study—Hospitals Hike Charges by Up to 18 Times Cost. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Tim Hinchliffe (2020-11-16). The 'Great Reset': A Technocratic Agenda that Waited Years for a Global Crisis to Exploit. globalresearch.ca In the face of a global pandemic, an un-elected body of global bureaucrats based in Davos, Switzerland has asked the world to trust its vision of a technocratic "great reset," knowing full well the public would never go for such …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). FAO starts project on improving Iran agro-rural capacities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) started the implementation of a Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) project to enhance the resilience of Iranian rural communities and agricultural systems.

_____ (2020-11-16). World's Public Banks Gathered At First-Ever Summit. popularresistance.org "There is no excuse for the continued funding of billions of dollars in coal, gas, or oil projects. This must stop now," Sophie Richmond, a coordinator with Big Shift Global, said in a statement. | The event in question was the four-day Finance in Common Summit, which ended Thursday. Hosted by France, the virtual summit was billed as a way "to stress the crucial role of Public Development Banks (PDBs) in reconciling short-term countercyclical responses with sustainable recovery measures that will have a long-term impact on the planet and societies."

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-16). Hole-punching bacteria could be engineered to attack pathogens. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have discovered how to engineer bacteria that normally attack human cells so that they kill other pathogens instead.

Michael J. Spivey (2020-11-16). When objects become extensions of you. salon.com Whether they are tools, toys, or mirror reflections, external objects temporarily become part of who we are…

WSWS (2020-11-16). A conversation with musician, producer Fabrizio Grossi about the pandemic and its impact: "Short of a global revolution, I don't see a solution" wsws.org Fabrizio Grossi is a veteran bassist, producer and music consultant, sometimes referred to in the media as "legendary."

David Nirenberg (2020-11-16). The Long and Terrifying History of the Blood Libel. thenation.com The Long and Terrifying History of the Blood Libel…

teleSUR (2020-11-16). Colombia: Army Soldiers Killed Two Minors in Huila. telesurenglish.net Social organizations from the municipality of San Agustin, in Huila Department, Colombia, Monday denounced the murder of two minors at a military checkpoint near the town of El Palmar. | RELATED: | The teenagers were identified as Joselino Irua, 14, and Emerson Dussan, 16. Preliminary investigations show that they were riding a motorcycle when they were approached by military personnel from the Magdalena Infantry Battalio…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). VIDEO: American experts discuss Iran's cyberpower. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — American experts discuss the cyber power of the Islamic Republic of Iran in this video.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-16). Christian Porter's proposed federal anti-corruption watchdog is a sham. greenleft.org.au Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter has introduced a much delayed federal anti-corruption bill which critics say is toothless — at least for federal politicians. Paul Gregoire reports.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Macron, Pompeo to confer on issues related to Iran in Paris. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — A French newspaper reported that the French President will hold a meeting with the US Secretary of State to discuss issues related to Iran on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Wahhabi terrorists to fail in northern borders of Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Ali Akbar Velayati said that the presence of Wahabi terrorists in the northern borders of Iran is doomed to failure.

WSWS (2020-11-16). Closure of Louisiana's Shell Convent Refinery will impact 1,100 jobs and create economic hardship. wsws.org The refinery is being closed as part of a corporate-wide restructuring triggered by falling oil demand due to the pandemic.

Zoya Teirstein (2020-11-16). Youth activists will push for climate action — even with a divided Congress. salon.com Young climate activists say they're not deterred by the congressional layout…

David Pugliese (2020-11-16). Canadian Military Wants to Establish New Organization to Use Propaganda, Other Techniques to Influence Canadians. globalresearch.ca The Canadian Forces wants to establish a new organization that will use propaganda and other techniques to try to influence the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of Canadians, according to documents obtained by this newspaper. | The plan comes on the heels …

Middle East Eye (2020-11-16). Groups Critical of Israel to be Branded 'Antisemitic' Under Pompeo Plan: Report. globalresearch.ca The US State Department is expected to announce plans to create a new governmental process that would officially designate some groups, including NGOs and human rights organisations, as antisemitic. | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reportedly decided to establish the …

splcenter (2020-11-16). FBI Reports an Increase in Hate Crimes in 2019: Hate-Based Murders More than Doubled. splcenter.org &nbsp…

Peter Boyle (2020-11-16). Protest for refugee rights. greenleft.org.au Chris Slee reports on a 150-strong, rostered, protest for refugee rights outside the Mantra Hote where 65 refugees are detained.

San Francisco Public Library & partner (2020-11-16). Saturday 11/21: Shaping a New Generation of Native American Activism. indybay.org Online via livestream or Zoom…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Cement production grows 14.4% in H1. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Iran' cement production in the first 6 months of this year (starting March 20) was more than 35.63 million tons, which shows an increase of 14.4% compared to the same period of the year.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-16). France, Germany and Italy face major challenges in ICU capacity this winter. imperial.ac.uk France, Germany and Italy face major challenges in ICU capacity this winter and will exceed the first peak without further suppression measures.

The Global Research Team (2020-11-16). Global Research: Independent Media Under Attack. globalresearch.ca Independent media is under attack, the search engines want to squeeze us out. At the same time a witch-hunt is being waged in the mainstream media against independent journalists, renowned academics, and scientists. Despite the wide variety of topics covered …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-16). 'Huge News': Nearly Four Dozen Faith Institutions Announce Divestment From Fossil Fuels. commondreams.org "While government leaders cling to the economic models of yesterday, faith leaders are looking ahead to the energy future we share." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-11-16). Legal Protest Blasts Plan for 430 Square Miles of Fracking Leases in Wyoming. commondreams.org ______________________________…

news.un (2020-11-16). UN human rights experts denounce 'concerted attempt' to erode civic space in Cambodia. news.un.org Voicing concerns over increasing restrictions on the civil society in Cambodia, a group of independent UN human rights experts have called for an immediate end to the systematic detention and criminalization of activists.

WSWS (2020-11-16). Union opposes worker's call for a fight against pro-business Australia Post restructure. wsws.org At a meeting in Sydney, a union official shot down a worker's demand for a political and industrial struggle against the pro-business restructure of…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-11-16). 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…

MoveOn (2020-11-16). Tuesday 11/17: #PowerInAction: Winning With Our People National Organizing Livestream w/ MoveOn. indybay.org Online event…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Iranian FM holds phone talk with his British counterpart. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister and his British counterpart conferred on bilateral cooperation in the framework of JCPOA in a phone talk on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Traditional cotton harvest in North Khorasan province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Farmers in the northeastern Iranian province of North Khorasan pick the cotton from September to mid-November. Cotton is one of the main agricultural products of North Khorasan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Hashd al-Sha'abi captures 5 ISIL elements in Diyala. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Sha'abi have arrested 5 ISIL terrorist elements in Diyala province.

Fred Glass (2020-11-16). Why Did California's Tax the Rich Measure Lose? zcomm.org With the imposition of restrictions on public gathering and face-to-face contact, one of the main tools of labor-community coalitions against big money—grassroots people power—was diminished…

Sierra Club (2020-11-16). Thursday 11/19: African Diaspora and Climate Change from Kenya to New Orleans. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-16). 'An Act of Love, An Act of Justice': Anti-Nuclear Activists Headed to Prison for US Naval Base Protest. commondreams.org "To be clear," said Martha Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day and one of the sentenced, "these weapons are not private property, they belong to the people of the United States; they belong to me, to you, to us." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnston — Kira Paulemon (2020-11-16). At Odds with Haitian Presidency, a Government Watchdog is Weakened by Executive Decree. counterpunch.org On Friday, November 6, the Haitian government published in Le Moniteur a new decree limiting the powers of the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA). The decree itself was signed by the president and ministers nearly two months earlier, on September 9, but was not formally made public until this past weekend. The

WSWS (2020-11-16). Grenfell Tower refurbishment company supplied cladding that could burn the "entire height" of a tower block. wsws.org A 2013 email from Deborah French, Arconic's UK sales representative, referring to ACM (aluminium composite material) panels noted, "using PE is like a chimney which transports the fire… in the shortest times."

WSWS (2020-11-16). Auto parts company ordered to pay $1.5 million following death of Alabama worker. wsws.org Ajin, a Korean parts manufacturer, was ordered to pay over a million dollars in fines and settlements after a 20-year-old contract worker was killed after safety procedures were blatantly ignored.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-16). Imperial startup wins £4.5m investment to develop new cancer drugs. imperial.ac.uk An Imperial startup has won £4.5 investment to develop drugs that could offer a safer and more effective way to treat certain drug-resistant cancers.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). UN anti-Iran Human Rights resolution ignores Iranians' rights. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Ali Bagheri-Kani deplored the UN anti-Iran resolution on Human Rights which has ignored many human rights violations against Iran such as US cruel sanctions and the assassination of General Soleimani.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Zarif condoles with Syria over his counterpart's demise. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered condolences to the Syrian government over the death of his counterpart Walid al-Moallem.

WSWS (2020-11-16). UK Universities step up job cuts with connivance of the University and College Union. wsws.org The UCU finalised a sell-out agreement in its dispute with Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, just one day before strike action was to commence.

Thomas Magstadt (2020-11-16). The rule of law & the recidivist in the White House. nationofchange.org No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Iran's defense needs manufactured in accordance with threats. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 17 (MNA) — The Deputy Commander of Iran Army Ground Force said that defense requirements of the country are manufactured in tandem with external threats.

sputniknews (2020-11-15). Moldova's Sandu Leads in 2nd Round of Presidential Election. sputniknews.com CHISINAU (Sputnik) – Former Prime Minister of Moldova Maia Sandu is the winner of the presidential election in Moldova after securing 90 percent of the vote in the second round on Sunday, according to results of an exit poll conducted by the Intellect Group research company and the SPERO public association.

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 …

sputniknews (2020-11-15). Moldova's Sandu Announces Presidential Election Victory. sputniknews.com Leader of the Party of Action and Solidarity and Moldova's former prime minister, Maia Sandu, who is currently ahead in the presidential runoff, says she has achieved common victory with her supporters.

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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.

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 …

sputniknews (2020-11-15). Trump Tweets Bolton Was 'One of the Dumbest People' He's Worked With. sputniknews.com Trump has had differences with his ex-aide on a whole range of issues, given the latter's harsh stance on American foreign policy, which only became sharper after he published a memoir this year presenting Trump in quite a negative light.

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… |

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 …

_____ (2020-11-15). On Contact: American Fascists And The Christian Right. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to the Rev. Dr. Mel White about the Christian Right, which Hedges describes as "a homegrown fascist movement." It has been organizing to take political power for decades, he says. During the Trump administration, it seized senior positions in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government — a move violating US Constitutional powers of separation of Church and State. In his book 'American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America', Hedges states that there are 70 million evangelical Christians in the United States…

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.

RT (2020-11-15). Iran boosts military cooperation with Iraq as it warns of US-backed 'terrorists' being redeployed to the region. rt.com A senior Iranian military official has hailed an agreement to increase defense cooperation with Iraq, claiming that the two nations must guard against extremists allegedly being sent into the region by Washington. | Tehran and Baghdad have drafted a plan that calls for joint military drills and cooperation between their defense industries, as well as strengthening border security. The document will be finalized and formally signed in the near future, according to Iranian state media. | Iraqi Defense Minister Juma Anad Saadoun, accompanied by senior Iraqi commanders, traveled to Tehran to iron out the deal. | R…

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 …

RT (2020-11-15). Russian military setting up humanitarian response center in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh to assist refugees displaced by conflict. rt.com Following the Moscow-brokered armistice between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Russian military has begun setting up a humanitarian response center in Stepanakert, the de facto capital of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. | The conflict over the territory, which had been raging since late September, came to an abrupt end on Monday, after Russia managed to persuade Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders to agree to halt the fighting. As part of the truce, Russian peacekeepers moved into Nagorno-Karabakh to separate the warring sides and curb any possible provocations. | The Russian military has already started setti…

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…

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…

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…

Pip Hinman (2020-11-15). Honour the dead by ending war. greenleft.org.au Peace activists organised a vigil outside the official Armistice Day ceremony on November 11, reports Nick Deane.

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 …

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 …

_____ (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…

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…

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 …

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)…

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Trump's Ongoing Crime Wave Requires a Special Prosecutor
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-16
There are many reasons why loser Trump refuses to concede. Yes, delusion has been the counterfeit coin of his fantasy realm — "I won this election by a lot" he tweeted with all caps last Saturday. In his fevered mind — nourished by a bullying career — all victories are his triumphs, and all losses are fake due…
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Cuba Could be on the Brink of a Revolutionary COVID Vaccine, But US Sanctions Are Slowing It Down
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-16
Cuba is already a medical powerhouse, and if it can successfully navigate the minefield of US sanctions, it could supply much of Latin America with a COVID vaccine.
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India's farewell to ASEAN as it boards RCEP train
M.K. Bhadrakumar | mronline.org | 2020-11-16
It comes in the specific context of the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership [RCEP] on Sunday–the mega free trade agreement centred on the ASEAN plus China, Japan and South Korea.
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The Kashmir Dispute: Pakistan Accuses India of Being a State Sponsor of Terrorism
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
Pakistan released a detailed dossier during a press conference on Saturday making the case that India is a state sponsor of terrorism whose intelligence services have weaponized this phenomenon as part of the proxy war that they're fighting with respect …
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This Regime Must Go NOW: Three Reasons
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-16
The Trump campaign and White House are scheming to get the Republican-controlled state legislatures of Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona and Pennsylvania to declare invalid the mail-in ballots required by the pandemic Trump fueled and fanned across the nation. This would be the pretext for some or all those legislatures trying to install (over the protests of Democratic governors in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan) un-elected slates of Trump electors to the Electoral College, claiming that Trump won the "legal" popular vote in their states. The murky legal and constitutional tangle that could result fro…
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EU Extends Sanctions against Venezuela
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-11-16
The extension comes as the country continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, with Maduro securing 10 million Sputnik V vaccine doses.
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The Best Plants And People Grow From Shit
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-16
There are creatures the size of mountains swimming beneath the ice. | There are babies laughing at things you can't see. | That quiet old woman there, sitting in the corner: | she has seen some shit, man. | The lushest plants have their roots in shit, | and the lushest people, too. | They do not rise above the shit, | their roots dangling like car wash tentacles as they levitate in the air. | They sink into it. | They build their foundation in it. | They do not transcend, | they embody. | And they grow. | They grow above the shit. | They grow into the shit. | They grow of the shit. | You are not a snipped and dyi…
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The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology
Peter Critchley | mronline.org | 2020-11-16
John Bellamy Foster's brilliant recovery of a century of ecological and socialist thought will inform, enable, and inspire a new generation of reds and greens.
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New Trade Zone in Asia-Pacific Could Ensure Chinese Global Leadership
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-11-16
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Die Post-Covid-Welt, das teuflische Projekt des WEF: ‚ÄûResetting the Future of Work Agenda" — Nach dem ‚ÄûGroàüen Reset". Eine erschreckende Zukunft
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
Das Weltwirtschaftsforum (WEF) hat soeben (Oktober 2020) ein so genanntes Weiàübuch mit dem Titel ‚ÄûResetting the Future of Work Agenda — in a Post-Covid World" verà∂ffentlicht. | Dieses 31-seitige Dokument liest sich wie eine Blaupause àºber die ‚ÄûAusfàºhrung" — denn eine …
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A Dedicated Obsession: Washington's Continuing Iran Sanctions Regime
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
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 …
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Richard Falk: A Citizen Pilgrim in Search of Justice and Peace Turns 90
Jan Oberg | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
At TFF, we are blessed by having a number of peace and future scholars, world-leading in their professions, who have followed world events over many decades and continue to be committed to world order change and public education. | I say …
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There's Still No Evidence Hunter Biden's Emails Are 'Russian Disinformation'
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-16
Wikimedia Commons] By Glenn Greenwald / Substack Congressman Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and, not coincidentally, the single most shameless pathological liar in the U.S. Congress by a good margin, appeared on CNN with Wolf Blitzer on October 16 to discuss The New York Post story about Hunter Biden's emails. The CNN host asked him a rhetorical question embedded… | Source…
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Polisario Front denounces Moroccan aggression in Western Sahara
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-16
Moroccan forces entered the UN-designated buffer zone in the Western Sahara on Friday to attack a peaceful demonstration of Sahrawi people demanding independence from Moroccan occupation and a referendum for self-determination…
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ICE deports immigrants who alleged medical abuse at detention facility
Brett Wilkins | salon.com | 2020-11-16
Advocacy groups slam "shameful" deportation of ICE medical abuse survivors…
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Friday 11/20: Roundtable on "How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America"
San Francisco Public Library & partner | indybay.org | 2020-11-16
Online via livestream & Zoom…
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Corporate Democrats Are to Blame for Congressional Losses
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-11-16
So Naturally They're Blaming Progressives…
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"I Need That Pardon": Ronnie Long, Free After 44 Years, Demands Justice for His Wrongful Conviction
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-16
"It's a blessing within itself for me to even be sitting here right now," says Ronnie Long, free after 44 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Long, who is African American, was convicted in 1976 of raping a white woman by an all-white jury and sentenced to 80 years in prison. In 2015, his lawyers learned that investigators had withheld exculpatory evidence proving his innocence — including semen samples and fingerprints taken from the crime scene that did not match his own — and witnesses for the state committed perjury at his trial. It would take several more years and a ruling by the 4t…
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Ceasefire Ends in Occupied Western Sahara After U.S.-Backed Moroccan Military Launches Operation
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-16
A nearly three-decade-old ceasefire has ended in occupied Western Sahara — what many consider to be Africa's last colony. Fighting has broken out in several areas between the Moroccan military and the Polisario Front, the Sahrawi liberation movement seeking independence, after the Moroccan military broke into a no-go buffer zone in southern Western Sahara. For the past three weeks, Sahrawi civilian protesters had blocked a Morocco-built road in the area that Sahrawis consider to be illegal. The peaceful blockade backed up traffic for miles and cut off trade between Morocco and Mauritania to the south. The P…
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Migrant workers demand right to return to their homes in New Zealand
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
The Labour Party government's draconian border restrictions have left thousands of people stranded outside New Zealand despite being legally entitled to live in the country.
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Misconduct In Public Office In The Assange Case
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-16
Both Snow and Taylor showed extreme bias against Julian. Their hearings were about Julian seeking asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in 2012, which meant that he had not complied with his bail conditions relating to earlier hearings. Under UK law, you do not have to comply with your bail conditions if you have a good reason. When Julian asked for asylum, it was based on the risk that he could be extradited to the US. The Ecuadorean authorities accepted this as a reason for granting him asylum. This is self-evidently a reasonable excuse for not complying with bail conditions.
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First Nation To Launch Lawsuits For Damages Against Fishers
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-16
Canada – A Mi'kmaq First Nation that encountered violence after it opened a self-regulated lobster fishery says it will launch a series of lawsuits against non-Indigenous fishers for alleged damages incurred by its members. | The band also intends to file a constitutional challenge against a provincial law that has prevented the band from selling its lobster catch, Ron Pink, the lawyer for Sipekne'katik First Nation, said Thursday. | "We're pursuing injuries to individuals and disruption to their fishing by certain individuals," Pink told a news conference at the band office.
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The Imperative To Achieve National Improved Medicare For All
Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-16
NOTE: The Kevin Zeese Emerging Activists Fund is accepting applicants for an unrestricted grant of $20,000 until December 13, 2020. Learn more at PopularResistance.org/kevin-zeese/. And join us for a webinar with Venezuelan social movements on November 18 to hear about their upcoming elections and how we can support their struggle against US intervention. Details at …
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'Absolutely Sickening': US Military Buys Location Data Harvested From Apps, Including One for Muslim Prayers
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
"The military industrial complex and the surveillance state have always had a cozy relationship with tech. Buying bulk data in order to profile Muslims is par for the course for them," says Rep. Ilhan Omar. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US Coup d'Etat? Joe Biden "President-Selected" Not Elected. Evidence of Systemic Fraud
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
If Biden/Harris succeed Trump on January 20, they'll be president and vice president-selected, not elected. | That's the disturbing reality of Election 2020. | Illegitimate by systemic fraud, it wasn't the first, and surely not the last, time that losers of US …
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3 Afghan security forces killed in Kunduz Province
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — The spokesperson for Kunduz Province announced that 3 Afghan police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack on Monday.
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FAO starts project on improving Iran agro-rural capacities
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) started the implementation of a Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) project to enhance the resilience of Iranian rural communities and agricultural systems.
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Iran Health Ministry announces 13,053 new COVID-19 cases
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — A spokesperson in the Iranian Health Ministry said that 13,053 people have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease in the past 24 hours which brings total infections to 775,121.
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Many challenges remain for Sahel Joint Force, warns Lacroix, welcoming 'increased coordination'
news.un.org | 2020-11-16
It will take a variety of different actors to confront and deal with the "daunting challenges" in the Sahel region, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Monday.
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UK Health Study Found 26,000 "Extra" Non-COVID Deaths at Home Amid Lockdowns
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
BBC recently reported some shocking statistics regarding UK health, but which will perhaps come as no surprise to those critics who warned that far-reaching national lockdowns would cause other unseen adverse effects: | Compared with normal years, there have been | …
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The 'Great Reset': A Technocratic Agenda that Waited Years for a Global Crisis to Exploit
Tim Hinchliffe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
In the face of a global pandemic, an un-elected body of global bureaucrats based in Davos, Switzerland has asked the world to trust its vision of a technocratic "great reset," knowing full well the public would never go for such …
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Quebec Solidaire embraces the ruling elite's criminal "herd immunity" policy
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
In the twisted pro-capitalist logic of the pseudo-left Quebec Solidaire, dozens of COVID-19 cases in a slaughterhouse and outbreaks at hundreds of schools are arguments for a further easing of minimal lockdown measures.
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What Should We Do Now?
Peter Bohmer | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-16
A huge, huge sigh of relief that Donald Trump lost! His chance of staying in power is slim and we shouldn't allow it to happen. However, that close to 75 million people will have voted for this narcissist liar, this corrupt, misogynist, and racist by the time all the votes are counted, in the midst…
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UN human rights experts denounce 'concerted attempt' to erode civic space in Cambodia
news.un.org | 2020-11-16
Voicing concerns over increasing restrictions on the civil society in Cambodia, a group of independent UN human rights experts have called for an immediate end to the systematic detention and criminalization of activists.
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Argentina: Congress Debates Tax Bill on Large Fortunes
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-16
Argentina's Congress is set to debate on Tuesday a Tax Bill on Large Fortunes aimed at supporting the State's response in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Argentina: Buenos Aires to Ease Its COVID-19 Measures | Reaching 0.08 percent of the economically active population in the country, the so-called Law of Solidarity and Extraordinary Contribution to Great Fortunes seeks that people who have a patrimony of over US$3 million pay a tax of 2 to 3 percent. | The Bill establi…
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A conversation with musician, producer Fabrizio Grossi about the pandemic and its impact: "Short of a global revolution, I don't see a solution"
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
Fabrizio Grossi is a veteran bassist, producer and music consultant, sometimes referred to in the media as "legendary."
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The guinea pigs of Operation Warp Speed
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-16
Operation Warp Speed:…
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Zarif condoles with Syria over his counterpart's demise
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered condolences to the Syrian government over the death of his counterpart Walid al-Moallem.
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UN anti-Iran Human Rights resolution ignores Iranians' rights
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Ali Bagheri-Kani deplored the UN anti-Iran resolution on Human Rights which has ignored many human rights violations against Iran such as US cruel sanctions and the assassination of General Soleimani.
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Sarah Palin claps back at President Obama for linking her to the "anti-intellectual" wing of the GOP
Matthew Chapman | salon.com | 2020-11-16
"It's kind of pleasurable to know that I've been living rent-free in his head for 12 years," Palin says of Obama…
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Moderna Vaccine Belongs to the People
commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
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War in Ethiopia Threatens to Engulf Horn of Africa
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-16
The two-week-old civil war in Ethiopia is now embroiling neighboring Eritrea. The two countries previously fought a two-year border war (1998-2000) which resulted in 100,000 dead. But in a bizarre twist, the Ethiopian central government in Addis Ababa is siding with Eritrea to now wage a war against its own people in the northern Tigray region. | Leaders of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) admitted firing several rockets at an airport in Asmara, the capital of Eritre…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/16/wa…

Glasgow Agreement, A Plan of Our Own
The Glasgow Agreement | commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
Rather than plans dictated from the top—which have proven not only to be unfair and destructive, but not even reach the necessary emissions cuts—we will build a plan of our own, from below. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/16/glasgo…

Close All Nonessential Workplaces
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-16
The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is surging out of control. | The worst-case warnings of public health experts have come true. A quarter-million people are now dead. Over the past month, the number of daily new cases has tripled. On October 13, there were 51,000 new cases in the United States. On Friday, there were a staggering 182,000 new cases, up from 162,000 the day before. | In the country's manufacturing heartland, home to the factories that have become hotbeds of the disease, the situation is even more dire.
popularresistance.org/close-all-nonessen…

Ethiopia slides towards civil war as Tigray conflict escalates
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
Politicians of all stripes have whipped up ethnic tensions to prevent a unified struggle by the impoverished masses against the Ethiopian elites.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/ethi…

'The' Black/Latinx vote is a myth
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-16
TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez interviews Ben Jealous, president of People for the American Way, about the media's rush to draw conclusions from 2020 exit polls and make sweeping generalizations about Black and Latinx voters.
therealnews.com/the-black-latinx-vote-is…

Urgent Need For Further Relief
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-16
Policymakers returning to work after the election must redouble their efforts to negotiate a robust relief package to address the critical health and economic challenges facing the nation. With COVID-19 still not under control — in fact, cases are spiking in many parts of the country — and the economic recovery slowing, additional well-designed relief measures are vital to relieving hardship and promoting a stronger recovery. Relief measures enacted earlier this year have mitigated hardship, but they had significant gaps; for example, the SNAP increase in the Families First Act of March left out…
popularresistance.org/urgent-need-for-fu…

Groups Critical of Israel to be Branded 'Antisemitic' Under Pompeo Plan: Report
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
The US State Department is expected to announce plans to create a new governmental process that would officially designate some groups, including NGOs and human rights organisations, as antisemitic. | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reportedly decided to establish the …
globalresearch.ca/groups-critical-israel…

France, Germany and Italy face major challenges in ICU capacity this winter
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-16
France, Germany and Italy face major challenges in ICU capacity this winter and will exceed the first peak without further suppression measures.
imperial.ac.uk/news/208873/france-germany-italy-face-major-challenges

The imperative to achieve national improved Medicare for All
Margaret Flowers | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-16
"Yes we can!"
nationofchange.org/2020/11/16/the-impera…

Revenge from US assassination of martyr Soleimani, "certain"
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — IRGC Aerospace Force Commander said that taking revenge from US heinous action in assassination of former IRGC Quds Force Commander Martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani is 'certain'.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165962/Revenge-from…

An Awkward Era for the Commercial Timber Industry
Lance Olsen | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-16
We live in an awkward era where many a politician puts the economy at risk while claiming to save it. The gist of the story is that the fossil fuel industry is at risk to the extent that fossil fuels stay sequestered, in the ground, and that everything else is at risk if they don't.
counterpunch.org/2020/11/16/an-awkward-e…

Scientists say net zero by 2050 is too late
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-16
Climate scientists now believe their predictions about the rate of the global temperature increase have been too conservative, and stronger and more decisive action is needed to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions.
mronline.org/2020/11/16/scientists-say-n…

Christian Porter's proposed federal anti-corruption watchdog is a sham
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-16
Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter has introduced a much delayed federal anti-corruption bill which critics say is toothless — at least for federal politicians. Paul Gregoire reports.
greenleft.org.au/content/christian-porte…

Slovakian, Thai, Japanese envoys submits credentials to Zarif
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — The new ambassadors of Slovakia, Thailand and Japan submitted a copy of their credentials to the Iranian Foreign Minister on Monday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165958/Slovakian-Th…

Nebraska's Last Blue Electoral Vote?
Ross Benes | thenation.com | 2020-11-16
Nebraska's Last Blue Electoral Vote?
thenation.com/article/politics/nebraska-…

US military buying location data harvested from popular Muslim apps: Report
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-16
US military buying location data harvested from popular Muslim apps: Report | Muslim Pro, a prayer and Quran app downloaded more than 95 million times, is selling their users' personal data to brokers including the US military, Vice reports | MEE staff | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 16: 56 | Muslim Pro touts itself as the "Most Popular Muslim App!" and also includes passages and audio readings from the Quran (Facebook/Muslim Pro)…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-military-b…

Even a Military-Enforced Quarantine Can't Stop the Virus, Study Reveals
Jeffrey A. Tucker | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
The New England Journal of Medicine has published a study that goes to the heart of the issue of lockdowns. The question has always been whether and to what extent a lockdown, however extreme, is capable of suppressing the virus. …
globalresearch.ca/even-military-enforced…

Nagorno-Karabakh: Monastery becomes symbol of Armenian grief
Peter Oborne | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-16
Nagorno-Karabakh: Monastery becomes symbol of Armenian grief | Armenians flock to Dadivank before site is formally handed over to Azerbaijan as part of ceasefire deal | Peter Oborne | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 11: 32 | Father Hovhannes said he intended to remain at Dadivank. Azerbaijan has said religious sites will be protected (Reuters) | "Whatever happens I am going to stay," said Father Hovhannes, the priest at the ancie…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/armenia-azerb…

Toledo Coca-Cola workers continue strike over unsafe conditions and rising health care costs
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
While the union wants to limit the strike to a set of minimal and vague demands, anger is growing among workers over low wages, unsafe conditions amidst the pandemic and rising health care costs.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/cola…

Biden says 'ONLY REASON' Americans question Covid-19 vaccines is Trump
rt.com | 2020-11-16
Saying he would personally take a coronavirus vaccine if Dr. Anthony Fauci and its makers told him it was safe, Democrat Joe Biden claimed the only reason Americans would distrust the jab is — President Donald Trump. | "I wouldn't hesitate to get the vaccine, if in fact Dr. Fauci [and Moderna or Pfizer] conclude it's safe," Biden said on Monday in Wilmington, Delaware, addressing the media who have anointed him president-elect. | Pfizer announced a "90 percent effective" jab last week, followed by Moderna's announcement earlier…
rt.com/usa/506912-biden-covid-vaccine-tr…

Colombia: Army Soldiers Killed Two Minors in Huila
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-16
Social organizations from the municipality of San Agustin, in Huila Department, Colombia, Monday denounced the murder of two minors at a military checkpoint near the town of El Palmar. | RELATED: | Hunger Protests Grow in Colombia Amid Coronavirus Lockdown | The teenagers were identified as Joselino Irua, 14, and Emerson Dussan, 16. Preliminary investigations show that they were riding a motorcycle when they were approached by military personnel from the Magdalena Infantry Battalio…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombias-Army-S…

Hate crimes in US rise for fourth consecutive year, FBI data shows
Sheren Khalel | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-16
Hate crimes in US rise for fourth consecutive year, FBI data shows | Crimes directed at Arabs increased by 16 percent while incidents against Jews went up 14 percent, accounting for well over half of all religiously motivated crimes | Sheren Khalel | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 18: 29 | An anti-KKK poster left by counter-protesters against a 'Unite the Right' rally in Washington on 12 August 2018 (AFP/File photo) | Hate cri…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-hate-crime…

Canadian Military Wants to Establish New Organization to Use Propaganda, Other Techniques to Influence Canadians
David Pugliese | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
The Canadian Forces wants to establish a new organization that will use propaganda and other techniques to try to influence the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of Canadians, according to documents obtained by this newspaper. | The plan comes on the heels …
globalresearch.ca/canadian-military-want…

Politicians are parasites feeding off corporations. Enough is enough
Drillminister | thecanary.co | 2020-11-16
Boom. Bam. You know who it is. Yung Drilly, aka Drillminister — writing for Pfizer: on the make: Take the corporations that only give you a vaccine for coronavirus (Covid-19) if you're rich enough. Pfizer has already sold off 82% of its doses to governments, including the UK. But these countries only make up 14% of the gl…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/11/16/politici…

Cuba's Heroic COVID Response Medical Teams Deserve Nobel Peace Prize
commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
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War in Ethiopia's Tigray region crosses northern border into Eritrea; 25,000 refugees flee to Sudan
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-16
Accusing Eritrea of participating in a "full-scale war" alongside the Ethiopian federal troops against the Tigray regional government, the latter fired rockets targeting the airport in Eritrea's capital city on Saturday…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/16/war-in-et…

US-Backed Moroccan Military Breaks Three-Decade Ceasefire in Western Sahara
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-16
A nearly three-decade-old ceasefire has ended in occupied Western Sahara — what many consider to be Africa's last colony. Fighting has broken out in several areas between the Moroccan military and the Polisario Front, the Sahrawi liberation movement seeking independence, after the Moroccan military broke into a no-go buffer zone in southern Western Sahara. For the past three weeks, Sahrawi civilian protesters had blocked a Morocco-built road in the area that Sahrawis consider to be illegal.
truthout.org/video/us-backed-moroccan-mi…

Amir-Abdollahian hails Moallem's role against Takfiris
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs hailed the role of the Latef Syrian FM in combat against Takfiri terrorists.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165956/Amir-Abdolla…

This week in history: November 16-22
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
25 years ago: Peres succeeds Rabin as Israeli prime ministerOn November 22, 1995, Shimon Peres officially succeeded Yitzhak Rabin as Israeli prime minister, 18 days after Rabin was assassinated by a religious Zionist fanatic. Peres's major political moves upon taking office–an appeal for new peace talks with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and the appointment of several new cabinet ministers–demonstrated an acute awareness of the depth and explosive potential of the social and political crisis of the Zionist state.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/twih…

Grad Workers' Strike Shows Labor Why It Must Become Abolitionist
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-16
To many of its organizers, the recent strike by the University of Michigan's Graduate Employees' Organization (GEO) was a defeat. The strike, which began on September 8, had included demands for more transparent COVID-19 testing protocols, the right to teach remotely, and the disarming and partial defund…
truthout.org/articles/grad-workers-strik…

Iranian FM holds phone talk with his British counterpart
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister and his British counterpart conferred on bilateral cooperation in the framework of JCPOA in a phone talk on Monday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165968/Iranian-FM-h…

Thursday 11/19: African Diaspora and Climate Change from Kenya to New Orleans
Sierra Club | indybay.org | 2020-11-16
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/16/1883850…

Grenfell Tower refurbishment company supplied cladding that could burn the "entire height" of a tower block
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
A 2013 email from Deborah French, Arconic's UK sales representative, referring to ACM (aluminium composite material) panels noted, "using PE is like a chimney which transports the fire… in the shortest times."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/gren…

The Return of the Obama 'Adults' in a Joe Biden Administration Is Likely to Spell Ruin for America
Scott Ritter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
The US establishment, and the world, has spent the last four years trying to adapt to the disruptive policies of a childish president. Now the Democrats' 'adult' leadership team will return. Watch out, folks. | To those watching the drama unfolding | …
globalresearch.ca/return-obama-adults-jo…

Michigan governor announces emergency measures as COVID-19 surges throughout the state
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
On Sunday evening, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced temporary and limited restrictions in response to the exponential rise in coronavirus cases over the past week across the state.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/mich…

Prisoners load bodies into mobile morgues in El Paso, Texas as COVID-19 infections skyrocket
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
The winter surge in the US is well underway, with fatalities climbing as hospital systems from one region to the next reach capacity.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/covi…

50 Years After the Start of the War on Drugs, Americans Have a Chance to Fix the Harm It Created
Udi Ofer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
Today, policymakers and the public alike are increasingly adopting approaches that treat substance use as a public health issue rather than a criminal justice one. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/16/50-yea…

UK Universities step up job cuts with connivance of the University and College Union
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
The UCU finalised a sell-out agreement in its dispute with Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, just one day before strike action was to commence.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/unuk…

Union opposes worker's call for a fight against pro-business Australia Post restructure
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
At a meeting in Sydney, a union official shot down a worker's demand for a political and industrial struggle against the pro-business restructure of…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/post…

Trump to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan and Iraq before White House exit
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-16
Trump to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan and Iraq before White House exit | Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, as well as military leaders, have rejected rapid drawdown plans before Trump leaves office | MEE staff | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 21: 19 | A US soldier stands guard next to Air Force One as President Donald Trump makes a surprise Thanksgiving day visit with US troops in Afghanistan, 28 November 2019 (AF…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/trump-withdra…

COVID-19: Politicisation, "Corruption," and Suppression of Science. The British Medical Journal
Kamran Abbasi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
Politicians and governments are suppressing science. They do so in the public interest, they say, to accelerate availability of diagnostics and treatments. They do so to support innovation, to bring products to market at unprecedented speed. Both of these reasons …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-politicisatio…

Kashmir — is the worst yet to come?
B. Prasant | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-16
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peoplesworld.org/article/kashmir-is-the-…

Hole-punching bacteria could be engineered to attack pathogens
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-16
Researchers have discovered how to engineer bacteria that normally attack human cells so that they kill other pathogens instead.
imperial.ac.uk/news/208333/hole-punching-bacteria-could-engineered-attack-pathogens

Closure of Louisiana's Shell Convent Refinery will impact 1,100 jobs and create economic hardship
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
The refinery is being closed as part of a corporate-wide restructuring triggered by falling oil demand due to the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/shel…

Nurses' survey: Hospitals still flunk in protecting nurses from coronavirus
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-16
OAKLAND, Calif.–The nation's hospitals still flunk in protecting their nurses from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, the fourth mass survey by National Nurses United says. And the reason, the union bluntly adds, is the bosses prioritize profits over people. Surveyors heard from 15,000 registered nurses, union and non-union, about conditions in their hospitals, said …
peoplesworld.org/article/nurses-survey-h…

Bolivia: IACHR to Investigate Crimes in Senkata and Sacaba
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-16
Bolivia's authorities announced that on November 23, five experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will arrive in the country to undergo an investigation into the murders of Sacaba, in Cochabamba Department, and Senkata, El Alto Department. | RELATED: | Bolivia To Restore Ties With Cuba And Venezuela | On Sunday, Justice Minister Ivan Lima, and the Movement to Socialism (MAS) lawmaker Leonardo Loza released the information during a tribute to the victims of the massa…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-IACHR-to…

The Red Nation Statement On US Elections
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-16
US imperialism is in crisis. This drives the capitalist system towards austerity, increased suffering among the working poor, repression at home and imperialist aggression, subversion and wars abroad. This is not something new and is not something that Trump created in the last four years, although he intensified it. Obama also intensified the suffering, the repression and US aggression abroad during his administration. | We can expect more people to die of coronavirus, the threat of mass evictions and utility shutoffs, long-term unemployment, and a great deal of suffering.
popularresistance.org/the-red-nation-sta…

VIDEO: American experts discuss Iran's cyberpower
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — American experts discuss the cyber power of the Islamic Republic of Iran in this video.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165910/VIDEO-Americ…

The right wing wet dream, 'Tyranny of the minority' exposed, cracking under pressure
Robert S. Becker | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-16
The definition of a regional party is one incapable of electing a president, thus it must undermine elections, citizenship and majority rule to have a chance.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/16/the-right-…

Peru's Youth Have Mobilized In Indignation
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-16
Mass protests broke out after Peru's parliament voted to impeach former president Martin Vizcarra on November 9th, installing Manuel Merino of the Accion Popular party, as head of state for the 5 months left till the country's general elections. | The Peruvian left are not supporters of former neoliberal president Vizcarra, but have condemned the impeachment that has been carried out by forces even further to his right, "The new government has named àÅntero Flores Aráoz as president of the Council of Ministers, he is the best representative of the old politics: conservative, far-right, racist, sexist, a few…
popularresistance.org/perus-youth-have-m…

Saudi Aramco forced to sell billions of dollars in bonds to maintain $75bn dividend
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-16
Saudi Aramco forced to sell billions of dollars in bonds to maintain $75bn dividend | The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically hit global demand for oil this year, leaving the company's debt levels spiralling | MEE and agencies | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 12: 53 | The upcoming bond issue is designed to fill a financial gap after the disastrous year (AFP) | Saudi Aramco is to sell billions of dollars in international b…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-aramco-…

Brazilian municipal elections: Where the left grew, where the liberal right maintained its hegemony
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-16
The largest cities in the country, Sà£o Paulo (SP) and Rio de Janeiro (RJ) will have a second round of voting on November…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/16/brazilian…

Tuesday 11/17: A November 2020 Election Review: Analysis & Implications for the Future
Arthur Persyko | indybay.org | 2020-11-16
Zoom link: us02web.zoom.us/j/85995198710?pwd=QkJuUk… | Meeting ID: 859 9519 8710 | Passcode: 221758 | One tap log-in from your mobile phone: | +16699009128,,85995198710#,,,,,,0#,,221758# | Dial-in number: 1 669 900 9128…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/15/1883848…

Jerry John Rawlings, 73; revolutionary leader of Ghana
Dennis Laumann | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-16
The revolutionary and statesman Jerry John Rawlings, former President of Ghana, died on Thursday at the age of 73 and after a short illness. Seven days of mourning have been declared in the West African nation and campaigning for next month's general elections has been suspended. African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat declared: "Africa …
peoplesworld.org/article/jerry-john-rawl…

Arabic press review: Algerian court sentences media mogul to five years in prison
Mohammad Ayesh | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-16
Arabic press review: Algerian court sentences media mogul to five years in prison | Meanwhile, Jordanian MPs are due to be prosecuted over alleged 'vote buying', and more than 200 prominent Palestinians campaign for one-state solution | Mohammad Ayesh | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 14: 32 | Anis Rahmani's organisation served as the media wing of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's administration (Facebook) | Algerian cour…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/arabic-press-…

Tuesday 11/17: #PowerInAction: Winning With Our People National Organizing Livestream w/ MoveOn
MoveOn | indybay.org | 2020-11-16
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/16/1883849…

Australia: Obstetricians at Sydney's Blacktown Hospital threaten to resign amid the deaths of four babies in 18 months
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
Doctors take a stand as understaffing crisis highlights the fragility of the public health system even without a COVID-19 resurgence.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/hosp…

America's Social Credit System Is Worse than China's
Gregory Hood | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-11-16
asia-pacificresearch.com/america-social-…

In Memory of the Juan Gómez-Quiñones: Chicano Scholar, Activist and Poet
Alvaro Huerta | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-16
"Anti-Mexicanism is a form of nativism practiced by colonialists and their inheritors." — Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones (2017) Tuesday, November 11, 2020–marks one of the saddest days of my life. On this day, we–the Mexican people on both sides of la frontera and our allies–lost a legend: the one and only, Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones (JGQ). We…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/16/in-memory-of…

How the Biden Administration Should Prepare for the Next Pandemic
commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
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Are We Being Watched?
Prof. Ruel F. Pepa | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
This question could have both positive and negative implications. It is positive, on the one hand, if taken in the context of security and protection as in a situation where one is in a particularly unfamiliar place at an unholy …
globalresearch.ca/are-we-being-watched/5…

Protesters killed in Peru after Amnesty International warns of a 'human rights crisis'
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2020-11-16
Human rights organisations have warned that Peru police used excessive force against protesters as two people were confirmed dead. | Police used firearms and tear gas against protesters, according to Amnesty International. It also reported evidence that police injured protesters by beating them. | On 14 November, two protesters died of gunshot wounds. | Marina Navarro, exec…
thecanary.co/global/2020/11/16/protester…

Khashoggi's fiancee calls on world leaders to boycott G20 summit
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-16
Khashoggi's fiancee calls on world leaders to boycott G20 summit | Hatice Cengiz says Jamal Khashoggi's murder alerted international community to 'ill-treatment of women and prisoners of conscience' | MEE staff | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 22: 10 | Cengiz said the awareness spread by journalists and reporters about Khashoggi's murder has helped shed light on Riyadh's other abuses (AFP/File photo) | Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of sl…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/khashoggi-fia…

'An Act of Love, An Act of Justice': Anti-Nuclear Activists Headed to Prison for US Naval Base Protest
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
"To be clear," said Martha Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day and one of the sentenced, "these weapons are not private property, they belong to the people of the United States; they belong to me, to you, to us." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/16/act-lov…

Sixty-five years of the Bundeswehr: German president appeals for militarism, rearmament and war
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
Steinmeier's claim that the Bundeswher has nothing to do with "the unwholesome role of German militarism" and the criminal record of the Wehrmacht is just as dishonest today as it was 65 years ago.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/bund…

US senators call on Facebook to address anti-Muslim bigotry
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-16
US senators call on Facebook to address anti-Muslim bigotry | 'Facebook has not taken the steps required to effectively address hate speech and violence targeting Muslims,' Senator Chris Coons and 14 others tell social media site | MEE staff | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 18: 54 | The letter, led by Senator Chris Coons, says Facebook has not taken proper steps to enforce its "call to arms" policy (AFP/File photo) | Democratic senato…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-senators-c…

Double Protest in Union Square
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-11-16
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…

America's Struggle Towards a New Civilizational Paradigm
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-16
The American body politic is shuddering in the wake of this U.S. election. The discontents at our hyper-monetized, inequitable modernity are exploding. People feel crushed, with their humanity amputated: I was born at the end of Gen X … and grew up in a middle class town. Life was good … Our home was modest, but we went on vacations, had 2 cars … I grew up thinking that being an American was the greatest gift … As an adult, I have witnessed the world I grew up in fall to ruin. I…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/16/am…

'I WON': Trump tweets claiming 'fake results'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Trump tweets 'I Won' after saying 'Fake Results' of 2020 Mail-in vote shouldn't be allowed to stand.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165939/I-WON-Trump-…

Companies with 'green ambitions' unveiled as COP26 climate summit sponsors
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-16
Energy firms National Grid, SSE and ScottishPower, along with NatWest Group, have been unveiled as the first sponsors of UN climate talks in the UK next year. | The key COP26 climate summit was due to take place this month in Glasgow, but it has been postponed to next November because of the Covid-19 pandemic. | The government said all sponsors, who will help shoulder the costs of the talks, have committed to the "Science Based Targets" initiative. This initiative sets ambitious goals to cut emissions and aims to draw up credible action plans to achieve them. | Plans must be in line with what the science says is…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Pakistan under pressure to recognise Israel, says Imran Khan
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-16
Pakistan under pressure to recognise Israel, says Imran Khan | Prime minister says United States and other countries ramping up pressure following Israel's deals with UAE and Bahrain | MEE staff | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 14: 46 | Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the legislative assembly in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, 5 August (AFP) | Pakistan is under pressure from the US and other co…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/pakistan-isra…

The jazz age
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-16
Amid the swirl of people, carts, and humidity on Shanghai's Bund, American poet Langston Hughes scanned the streets for a free rickshaw. But no sooner had he secured a ride than he stood up in his seat and yelled out at a passing vehicle, "Hey, man!"
mronline.org/2020/11/16/the-jazz-age/?ut…

NEW PLANT-BASED RECIPE BOOKLET FROM FOOD EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
Food Empowerment Project | indybay.org | 2020-11-16
NEW PLANT-BASED RECIPE BOOKLET FROM FOOD EMPOWERMENT PROJECT BRINGS RICH FILIPINO FOOD TRADITIONS TO THE VEGAN WORLD…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/16/1883849…

Insulting Islam: an Encore for Charlie Hebdo
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-16
In mid-October 2020 a French schoolteacher, 47-year-old Samuel Paty, decided to show his Freedom of Speech class cartoons demeaning Islam's founding prophet, Mohammed. The cartoons were the same ones originally published by the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo (Charlie Weekly) in 2014-2015. At that time, the magazine's actions resulted in the murder of twelve of its staff, including the editor, Stephane Charbonnier. The murders were committed by Muslim extremists associated with al-Qaeda. Samuel Paty's fate turned out to be similar. Shortly after having shown the caricatures of the founder of Islam, the teacher w…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/16/insulting-is…

Germany says man working in Merkel's press office was spy for Egypt
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-16
Germany says man working in Merkel's press office was spy for Egypt | Egyptian intelligence services allegedly hired a German-Egyptian national working in Merkel's office to survey how Egypt is portrayed in media | MEE and agencies | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 16: 34 | German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Berlin in January 2020 (AFP/file photo) | Germany's Public Pros…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/germany-charg…

EU Extends Sanctions on Venezuela Until November 2021
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
The European Union (EU) Thursday announced it is prolonging restrictive sanctions against Venezuela for one year, until November 14, 2021. | These sanctions include the weapon and equipment blockade that may be used in Venezuela and the prohibition of 36 high-ranking …
globalresearch.ca/eu-extends-sanctions-v…

Tuesday 11/17: Defend The Post Office-APWU National Day Of Action Celebrate postal workers – Defend
APWU | indybay.org | 2020-11-16
Fox Plaza | 1390 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…
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Study Detailing 'Scandalous' Hospital Price-Gouging During Pandemic Proves Medicare for All Urgently Needed
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
With hospitalizations due to Covid-19 infections surging across the country, new analysis released Monday by the nation's largest nurses' union reveals that thousands of coronavirus patients are among the Americans who could soon be hit with "scandalous" gouging of prices for healthcare services. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/16/study-d…

Auto parts company ordered to pay $1.5 million following death of Alabama worker
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
Ajin, a Korean parts manufacturer, was ordered to pay over a million dollars in fines and settlements after a 20-year-old contract worker was killed after safety procedures were blatantly ignored.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/wris…

Pakistani PM Khan Says He Is Under Pressure to Recognize Israel
Anadolu Agency | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
Pakistan's prime minister said he has been under "pressure" to recognize Israel. However, Islamabad will never recognize the "Zionist" state until a just settlement is reached for the decadeslong Palestinian issue. | In an interview with a local broadcaster aired on …
globalresearch.ca/pakistani-pm-khan-says…

Selected Articles: COVID-19: Politicisation, "Corruption", and Suppression of Science
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
Dispel the "Magical Belief in Authority". Confront The Greed For Power and Violence. Strengthen Community Feelings | By Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel, November 16 2020 | Autonomy is the sta…
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-covi…

Indianapolis: Protesters take action as system lets another killer cop off the hook
Nigel Lisbon | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-16
On Nov. 10, special prosecutor Rosemary Khoury announced that the grand jury she led to investigate the killing of Dreasjon Reed did not bring charges against killer cop Dejoure Mercer.
liberationnews.org/indianapolis-proteste…

Cement production grows 14.4% in H1
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Iran' cement production in the first 6 months of this year (starting March 20) was more than 35.63 million tons, which shows an increase of 14.4% compared to the same period of the year.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165942/Cement-produ…

Protecting the Northern Yellowstone Ecosystem
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-16
The Gallatin Yellowstone Wilderness Alliance (GYWA) has produced draft legislation to protect the wildlands of the Northern Yellowstone Ecosystem that we intend to get introduced into Congress. Our goal is to ensure that the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem remains functional in the future. We support designated wilderness under the 1964 Wilderness Act, the Gold Standard for…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/16/protecting-t…

Hashd al-Sha'abi captures 5 ISIL elements in Diyala
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Sha'abi have arrested 5 ISIL terrorist elements in Diyala province.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165955/Hashd-al-Sha…

Saturday 11/21: Shaping a New Generation of Native American Activism
San Francisco Public Library & partner | indybay.org | 2020-11-16
Online via livestream or Zoom…
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World's Public Banks Gathered At First-Ever Summit
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-16
"There is no excuse for the continued funding of billions of dollars in coal, gas, or oil projects. This must stop now," Sophie Richmond, a coordinator with Big Shift Global, said in a statement. | The event in question was the four-day Finance in Common Summit, which ended Thursday. Hosted by France, the virtual summit was billed as a way "to stress the crucial role of Public Development Banks (PDBs) in reconciling short-term countercyclical responses with sustainable recovery measures that will have a long-term impact on the planet and societies."
popularresistance.org/worlds-public-bank…

Why Did California's Tax the Rich Measure Lose?
Fred Glass | zcomm.org | 2020-11-16
With the imposition of restrictions on public gathering and face-to-face contact, one of the main tools of labor-community coalitions against big money–grassroots people power–was diminished…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-did-california…

'It Should Belong to Humanity': Funded by Public, Promising Moderna Results Bolster Global Call for #PeoplesVaccine
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
"It's time for companies to live up to their human rights responsibilities and ensure the widest possible access to their innovations." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Legal Protest Blasts Plan for 430 Square Miles of Fracking Leases in Wyoming
commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
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What is RCEP and why are trade unions in the Asia-Pacific region concerned about it?
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-16
Even as the new agreement between ASEAN nations and its free trade partners establishes the largest trading bloc in the world, it is vehemently being opposed by labor unions, trade justice groups and women's movements…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/16/what-is-r…

Future of transportation industry during COVID-19 pandemic
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Mohammadreza Dezfulian, one of entrepreneurs and mangers of the logistics and transportation industry, has weighed in on the importance of this industry during the coronavirus outbreak and its future.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165950/Future-of-tr…

Macron, Pompeo to confer on issues related to Iran in Paris
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — A French newspaper reported that the French President will hold a meeting with the US Secretary of State to discuss issues related to Iran on Monday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165960/Macron-Pompe…

Zappa — Official Trailer
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-16
counterpunch.org/2020/11/16/zappa-offici…

Trump Administration Rushes to Auction Off Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling Rights Before Biden Inauguration
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
The pristine reserve is home to the Gwich'in people, who call it "Iizhik Gwats'an Gwandaii Goodlit," or, "the sacred place where life begins." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Dangerous Hurricane Iota To Hit Central America
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-16
Tropical Depression Iota developed into a category 4 hurricane while continuing its path through the Caribbean Sea towards the northeastern coast of Nicaragua and southeastern Honduras, where it is expected to hit in the afternoon or night on Monday. | RELATED: | Tropical Depression No. 31 Forms in the Central Caribbean Sea | Recording maximum sustained winds of about 155 kilometers per hour, hurricane Iota moves westward at 15 kilometers per hour and it is located about 175 k…
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Our Vaccine Infrastructure Needs a Radical Overhaul
Ravi Gupta | zcomm.org | 2020-11-16
Decades-long funding cuts for pandemic preparedness hamper coordinated distribution and equitable access. We must reimagine how to make life-saving vaccines available to everyone…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/our-vaccine-infras…

Global Research: Independent Media Under Attack
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
Independent media is under attack, the search engines want to squeeze us out. At the same time a witch-hunt is being waged in the mainstream media against independent journalists, renowned academics, and scientists. Despite the wide variety of topics covered …
globalresearch.ca/global-research-indepe…

Demand for food parcels from cancer patients spikes since onset of pandemic
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-16
Cancer patients are at increasing risk of poverty because of coronavirus (Covid-19), a charity has warned. | Irish Cancer charity, Purple House Cancer Support Centre said calls to its helpline service from patients seeking food parcels have spiked since the onset of the pandemic. | The charity provides "cancer support services and facilities free of charge to people of all ages affected by Cancer Nationwide in Ireland". It has received almost 3,000 calls to its helpline and provided 1,600 meals to cancer patients since March of this year. And it expects those fig…
thecanary.co/global/2020/11/16/demand-fo…

The American government's campaign to criminalize BLM
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-16
In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black people at the hands of police, activists around the country have mobilized in record numbers. Rather than address the systemic injustices these activists are highlighting, law enforcement and lawmakers have found new ways to criminalize their actions.
therealnews.com/the-american-governments…

How War Became Absurd — Again
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-16
With a massive, growing gap between our military goals and actual outcomes, we must acknowledge that U.S. strategy has hit a dead end. | Andrew J. BACEVICH | The October 1955 issue of Harper's magazine featured a trio of essays grouped together under the heading "How War Became Absurd." Leading off was an article by Bernard Brodie, then a prominent theorist in the arcane field of study known as nuclear strategy, titled "Strategy Hits a Dead End." | Today Brodie is all but forgotten. With its abstruse vocabulary of deterrence and decapitation, counterforce and countervalue, first strike and second strike, nucle…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/16/ho…

FBI Reports an Increase in Hate Crimes in 2019: Hate-Based Murders More than Doubled
splcenter.org | 2020-11-16
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Gasoline rationing scheme: From policy to practice
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — These days last year, Iranians were surprised by the sudden news of the implementation of a program for rationing gasoline and also the increase in the fuel prices.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165940/Gasoline-rat…

Greenpeace Urges Joe Biden To Reject Ernest Moniz and Choose Climate Champions for Cabinet
commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
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Ecuador: Debates Start to Set the Minimum Wage for 2021
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-16
Ecuador's National Council of Labor and Wages (CNTS) Monday began consultative meetings to determine the unified basic wage (UBW) that will rule in 2021 amid the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Voting Stations Start Preparing for General Elections | Several economists and workers union representatives have cast doubts on a minimum wage increase, taking into account that the country is experiencing an economic contraction and high rates of…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ecuador-Debates-…

"No You Didn't" Trends After Trump's Latest Election Result Lie
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
"It is a sad failed pathetic coup attempt," wrote one critic, "but it is still [nevertheless an] attempt to overthrow democracy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Climate change: UN chief calls for 'great leap' towards carbon neutrality
news.un.org | 2020-11-16
As countries work to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, they also have the chance to "get it right" on climate change, the UN Secretary-General told a virtual gathering of influential leaders on Monday.
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When objects become extensions of you
Michael J. Spivey | salon.com | 2020-11-16
Whether they are tools, toys, or mirror reflections, external objects temporarily become part of who we are…
salon.com/2020/11/15/when-objects-become…

Florida 'rights of nature' amendment protects ecosystems and the right to clean water
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-16
Chuck O'Neal of the Florida Rights of Nature Network and Thomas Linzey of the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights joined TRNN on Election Day to discuss how regulation of environmental destruction isn't enough to protect ecosystems for future generations.
therealnews.com/florida-rights-of-nature…

Sterling Heights Assembly workers demand shutdown as coronavirus spreads in factories throughout US
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
Michigan's governor announced new lockdowns exempting manufacturing, while new signs emerged of major outbreaks at Fiat Chrysler's Sterling Heights assembly and stamping plants and other Detroit-area factories.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/shap…

UK can protect economy, schools and hospitals with more targeted virus measures
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-16
Targeting COVID-19 control measures to optimise economic output while protecting schools, universities and the NHS could benefit UK economy by £193bn.
imperial.ac.uk/news/208273/uk-protect-economy-schools-hospitals-with

At Odds with Haitian Presidency, a Government Watchdog is Weakened by Executive Decree
Jake Johnston — Kira Paulemon | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-16
On Friday, November 6, the Haitian government published in Le Moniteur a new decree limiting the powers of the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA). The decree itself was signed by the president and ministers nearly two months earlier, on September 9, but was not formally made public until this past weekend. The…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/16/at-odds-with…

'Huge News': Nearly Four Dozen Faith Institutions Announce Divestment From Fossil Fuels
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
"While government leaders cling to the economic models of yesterday, faith leaders are looking ahead to the energy future we share." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/16/huge-ne…

Tuesday 12/1: World AIDS Day: Fighting Back: Lessons from AIDS for COVID-19
The GLBT Historical Society | indybay.org | 2020-11-16
Online event via livestream (FREE or donation)…
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ICE Suffered Blows in the South in Last Week's Elections
Daniel Nichanian | zcomm.org | 2020-11-16
Voters in populous Georgia and South Carolina counties elected sheriffs who ran on ending contracts with ICE…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/ice-suffered-blows…

Peruvian government falls after two killed in anti-impeachment protests
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
Mass outrage over the deadly repression of protests triggered by the coup-like impeachment of President Vizcarra has forced the resignation of his successor.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/peru…

Moderna Must Share Technology to Ensure Vaccine Breakthrough Is Not Limited to Rich Countries
commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
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Etihad Airways removes advert featuring Second Jewish Temple
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-16
Etihad Airways removes advert featuring Second Jewish Temple | Promotional video was part of announcement that airline will start operating flights between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv | MEE staff | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 15: 32 | Screengrab of Etihad Airways' promotional video, subsequently removed, showing a drawing of Jerusalem's Second Temple as one of Israel's landmarks (Twitter\@etihad) | Etihad Airways has removed a video adv…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-uae-et…

COVID-19: Politicisation, "Corruption," and Suppression of Science
Kamran Abbasi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
Politicians and governments are suppressing science. They do so in the public interest, they say, to accelerate availability of diagnostics and treatments. They do so to support innovation, to bring products to market at unprecedented speed. Both of these reasons …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-politicisatio…

Country reels from explosion in COVID cases
Jordan Woll | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-16
The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to spiral out of control across the country. The seven-day moving average of new Coronavirus cases has increased by 80 percent in the most recent two weeks, currently standing at 153,000.
liberationnews.org/country-reels-from-ex…

The rule of law & the recidivist in the White House
Thomas Magstadt | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-16
No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/16/the-rule-o…

Wahhabi terrorists to fail in northern borders of Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Ali Akbar Velayati said that the presence of Wahabi terrorists in the northern borders of Iran is doomed to failure.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165957/Wahhabi-terr…

Friday 11/20: Fighting State Murder: Racism, the Police, and the Death Penalty
Haymarket Books | indybay.org | 2020-11-16
Online event…
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India and US Signed a Game-changer Defence Deal, Amid the Rise of What Could be a New Bipolarity
Uriel Araujo | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-11-16
asia-pacificresearch.com/india-us-game-c…

Veterans who are elected officials warn that climate change is national security threat
Ramona du Houx | indybay.org | 2020-11-16
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…

Traditional cotton harvest in North Khorasan province
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Farmers in the northeastern Iranian province of North Khorasan pick the cotton from September to mid-November. Cotton is one of the main agricultural products of North Khorasan.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/165954/Traditional…

Florida 'rights of nature' amendment protects ecosystems and the right to clean water
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-16
Chuck O'Neal of the Florida Rights of Nature Network and Thomas Linzey of the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights joined TRNN on Election Day to discuss how regulation of environmental destruction isn't enough to protect ecosystems for future generations.
therealnews.com/florida-rights-of-nature…

Egypt: Human rights worker arrested after meeting with European diplomats
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-16
Egypt: Human rights worker arrested after meeting with European diplomats | EIPR's Mohamed Basheer has been charged with 'terrorism' and 'spreading false news' | MEE staff | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 10: 44 | Mohamed Basheer was arrested days after a meeting between his organisation and European diplomats in Cairo on 3 November (Supplied) | Security forces detained a manager of a prominent rights group in Cairo on Saturday night…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-human-r…

European govts. used the pandemic to expand the private sector
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-16
Alexis Benos of the People's Health Movement talks about the failures of the governments in Europe in preparing for the second wave of the pandemic. He also explains the demands of people's movements…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/16/european-…

'Moallem made great efforts to counter threats of Zionists'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker appreciated the late Syrian FM Walid al-Moallem's great efforts to counter the threats of the Zionist regime.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165959/Moallem-made…

Saturday 12/5: Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group — Revenge Capitalism
Strike Debt Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-11-16
Online via Zoom.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/16/1883849…

Protest for refugee rights
Peter Boyle | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-16
Chris Slee reports on a 150-strong, rostered, protest for refugee rights outside the Mantra Hote where 65 refugees are detained.
greenleft.org.au/content/protest-refugee…

Iran's defense needs manufactured in accordance with threats
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 17 (MNA) — The Deputy Commander of Iran Army Ground Force said that defense requirements of the country are manufactured in tandem with external threats.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165964/Iran-s-defen…

Youth activists will push for climate action — even with a divided Congress
Zoya Teirstein | salon.com | 2020-11-16
Young climate activists say they're not deterred by the congressional layout…
salon.com/2020/11/16/youth-activists-wil…

Qatar invites countries in region to 'coexist' with Iran: FM
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-16
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs invited countries in the region to establish 'coexistence' with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165967/Qatar-invite…

America: The Right Wave is Broken
Harald Neuber | indybay.org | 2020-11-16
Morales' return was made possible by the victory of his left-wing movement for socialism (Movimiento al Socialismo, MAS) in the first democratic elections after a coup a year ago, on November 10, 2019. | In his first speech after returning home, Morales affirmed that there had been no fraud in the 2019 election.
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New Study—Hospitals Hike Charges by Up to 18 Times Cost
commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
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78% of Moderna Vaccine Doses Already Sold to Rich Countries
commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
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Faith Institutions Announce Largest-Ever Joint Divestment From Fossil Fuels
commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
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Coronavirus spreads throughout Germany's schools and businesses
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
The federal and state governments are responsible for a situation in which the virus is running out of control nationwide.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/coge…

Obama defends deadly drone campaign in new book
Amandla Thomas-Johnson | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-16
Obama defends deadly drone campaign in new book | Strikes killing thousands of people, many civilians, one of the largest blemishes on former president's record | Amandla Thomas-Johnson | Mon, 11/16/2020 – 12: 31 | Former US President Barack Obama reviews troops in 2017 (AFP) | Barack Obama has forcefully defended his controversial killer drone policy in the forme…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/obama-defends…

Social Media as a Weapon
Anthony Cartalucci | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-16
One strongpoint of these US-funded anti-government protests here in Thailand is their social media game. | They claim it's is because it's a "youth movement" and they are simply better at using technology than the so-called "old" establishment. But this isn't true. The US-funded anti-government protests are so successful on social media because the US-based social media networks they are using have tilted the entire game in their favor. | landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2020/11/socia… | References:…
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Large COVID-19 outbreak in Xinjiang, China
wsws.org | 2020-11-16
Repeated flare-ups of coronavirus in different regions of China highlight the fact that the pandemic is a global issue that cannot be resolved on a national basis by locking down borders.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/chin…

NSW public sector workers rally against pay cut
Peter Boyle | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-16
Nurses, teachers and other public sector workers protested the NSW Coalition government's effective wage cut imposed on COVID-19 frontline workers reports Jim McIlroy.
greenleft.org.au/content/nsw-public-sect…

This Election Was Rigged
Thom Hartmann | commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
If any governor wants to take away your vote, they don't even have to tell you, they just kick you off the voting rolls, because right now voting is not a right in America, it's merely a privilege. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/16/electi…

Peruvian People Celebrate President Manuel Merino's Resignation
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-16
The Peruvian people Sunday celebrated the resignation of interim President Manuel Merino, who was removed by the resistance of citizens in the streets despite police brutality. | RELATED: | Expert Claims Criminal Groups Back Peru's New President | The young people took to the streets and marched to the Congress of the Republic's headquarters with the slogans "Long live Peru," "Let's go Peru," and "Yes we can." | Outside the Plaza Bolívar lie two funeral arrangements in honor of the yo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Peruvian-People-…

Democracy beyond Corona
Roland Roth | indybay.org | 2020-11-16
Diverse democracy immunizes against authoritarian impositions. | Whether the experiences of the lockdown will result in lasting damage in the sense of a democratically consumptive "new normality" depends not least on whether it is possible to take up and strengthen the very existing democracy-building impulses and initiatives – from "Black Lives Matter" to "Fridays for Future".
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/16/1883848…

More Than Two-Thirds of UN Members Embrace Global Plastic Pollution Treaty—But Not the US
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
Despite being one of the world's biggest contributors to plastic pollution, the U.S. has so far shown no signs of joining an international treaty aimed at stopping plastics from flowing into the world's oceans and other natural habitats. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump Administration's Rush To Open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge To Oil Drilling Could Be Catastrophic
commondreams.org | 2020-11-16
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Kashmir — is the worst yet to come?
B Prasant | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-16
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Dispel the "Magical Belief in Authority". Confront The Greed For Power and Violence. Strengthen Community Feelings
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-16
According to the findings of the human sciences of anthropology, sociology and psychology, human beings have a healthy mind and natural powers of judgement by nature. This common sense works empirically, i.e. it makes concrete judgements based on everyday life …
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RCEP set to supercharge the New Silk Roads
Pepe Escobar | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-16
World's biggest free trade pact isn't about excluding the US or China's geopolitical ambitions but rather the natural evolution of Asian integration | Ho Chi Minh, in his eternal abode, will be savoring it with a heavenly smirk. Vietnam was the virtual host as the 10 ASEAN nations, plus China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, on the final day of the 37th ASEAN Summit. | RCEP, eight years in the making, binds together 30% of the global economy and 2.2 billion people. It's the first auspicious landmark of the Raging Twenties, which start…
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The Long and Terrifying History of the Blood Libel
David Nirenberg | thenation.com | 2020-11-16
The Long and Terrifying History of the Blood Libel…
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2020 Elections Show Progressive Vision Is Winning Message for the Future
Julia Conley | zcomm.org | 2020-11-16
"Scapegoating progressives and Black activists for their demands and messaging is not the lesson to be learned here. It was their organizing efforts, energy, and calls for change needed in their communities that drove up voter turnout."
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Imperial startup wins £4.5m investment to develop new cancer drugs
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-16
An Imperial startup has won £4.5 investment to develop drugs that could offer a safer and more effective way to treat certain drug-resistant cancers.
imperial.ac.uk/news/208793/imperial-startup-wins-45m-investment-develop

UAW Workers At Johnson Controls On Strike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-16
Dozens of union workers at the Johnson Controls facility in Hopewell Township have been on strike since late September, seeking an increase in pay and flexibility with using vacation time. | On Thursday afternoon, UAW Local 1872 workers gathered at tents along Renaissance Drive, not far from Interstate 83, for a rally. Arthur Westerfer, a test lab operator, shouted messages through a megaphone toward the massive building. | "If you do not give us a contract, you will not retain your operators, let alone your trainees," he shouted. "… You are going to lose all of your experience."
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How Activists Saved Election Day in Pennsylvania
D.D. Guttenplan | thenation.com | 2020-11-16
How Activists Saved Election Day in Pennsylvania…
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Lock him up! If Trump refuses to leave the scene after his defeat, there's an obvious solution
Amanda Marcotte | salon.com | 2020-11-16
To heal the country, Donald Trump needs to go away. He won't do it on his own, so prosecution is the only answer…
salon.com/2020/11/16/lock-him-up-if-trum…

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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