2021-10-22: News Headlines

Sudip Bhattacharya (2021-10-22). The US Empire: Coercion and Consent. counterpunch.org The U.S. military has nearly 800 military bases scattered over 70 countries. China, its most recent competitor, has one. Spending for the U.S. military is about three times the amount Chinese government spends, and is more than the military budgets of Russia, India, the U.K., Saudi Arabia, France, Japan, Germany and China combined. "The U.S.

David Vine (2021-10-22). Do You Want a New Cold War? The AUKUS Alliance Takes the World to the Brink. counterpunch.org Before it's too late, we need to ask ourselves a crucial question: Do we really — I mean truly — want a new Cold War with China? Because that's just where the Biden administration is clearly taking us. If you need proof, check out last month's announcement of an "AUKUS" (Australia, United Kingdom, U.S.) military

A Guest Author (2021-10-22). Kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab speaks in court. workers.org Saab made the following statement in U.S. Federal Court in Miami on Oct. 16. The statement is lightly edited. My name is Alex Nain Saab Moran, with Venezuelan diplomatic passport number 045778720. I am a special envoy with diplomatic immunity to the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran . . . |

Eve Ottenberg (2021-10-22). The Rightwing Horror That Won't Go Away. counterpunch.org Trump may belong to that select club of presidents whose arrogance matches that of our generals. Early in his presidency, he horrified some official by asking why we had H-bombs if we couldn't use them? While it's true he didn't start any new wars, don't try telling that to Chinese leadership. They clearly believed he was a nut ready to nuke them. After all, at a certain point you have to take the most powerful man on the planet at his word, and if he's babbling about China being a threat, enemy number one and a country that deliberately concocted and released a global plague killing millions of people, because,…

Nicky Reid (2021-10-22). The Boogaloo Path to a New Rainbow Coalition. counterpunch.org Fred Hampton had a dream. It was a little more militant than Doctor King's but no less ambitious. The young chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party dreamed of a grand coalition of revolutionaries spanning across racial and class boundaries, united to bring down the American Empire and the police state it

Sara Flounders (2021-10-22). Free U.S. political prisoner Dr. Aafia Siddiqui! workers.org The case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is another great miscarriage of justice in the long history of the U.S. legal-carceral system, which reinforces xenophobia, anti-Muslim prejudice and white supremacy. New York City protest, Oct. 20. Credit: WW PHOTO: Toni Arenstein. Arrested and brought to the United States for a "crime" . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-22). More than 10,000 children killed or injured in war torn Yemen. peoplesdispatch.org Latest UN figures state that a total of 3,455 children were killed and more than 6,600 wounded in the fighting in Yemen between March 2015 and September 2021.

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-22). If all refugees lived in one place, it would be the 17th most populous country in the world: The Forty-Second Newsletter (2021). mronline.org On 5 October, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a historic, non-legally binding resolution that 'recognises the right to a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment as a human right that is important for the enjoyment of human rights'.

_____ (2021-10-22). Diné Organization Files Petition Against United States, Citing Human Rights Violations. popularresistance.org For decades, the people on Navajo Nation have had no drinking water, due to uranium mining. Today, the Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining (ENDAUM) submitted the additional documents needed for a petition it filed in 2011 against the United States over the issue, to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Lee Camp (2021-10-22). The Four Layers of Reality — and Why We're Only Allowed to Talk About One. counterpunch.org No matter which mainstream media segment you're currently watching, I can promise you it's not getting to the heart of any issue. By definition they only participate in surface level analysis. For example, there are three or four levels of reality we should be discussing when we talk about any United States election. And by

David Vine (2021-10-22). Do You Want a New Cold War? globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-22). NATO, Not Russia, Perpetuates Cold War Logic… It is a Relic Best Ignored. strategic-culture.org NATO is a relic of Cold War hostility that belongs in a war museum not in a modern forum for diplomacy. | It was the end of an era this week when Russia announced that it was severing diplomatic links with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. For the past 30 years since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation has engaged with the US-led military bloc in a bid to establish partnership and secure peace. | The incipient detente culminated in the NATO-Russia Founding Act in 1997 which demarcated certain boundaries for peaceful coexistence. Those boundaries were subsequently flouted as NATO dou…

Moderator (2021-10-22). Chris Hedges: God "Caged" in Jersey. scheerpost.com Chris Hedges (in a tie) with the East Jersey State Prison inmates who collaborated to write "Caged," world premiered at Passage Theatre in Trenton, N.J. [Photo courtesy of Chris Hedges] | Click to subscribe on: Journalist and author

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-22). Imperial celebrates Nigerian ties as VP Yemi Osinbajo visits. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London celebrated its longstanding links and collaborations with Nigeria during a visit from Professor Oluyemi Osinbajo.

Tom Morello (2021-10-22). Songs of Justice, Songs of Power. zcomm.org The Industrial Workers of the World — the shock troops of the early-20th-century labor movement — virtually invented the protest song for the modern age…

BASCDSDBBB (2021-10-22). Biden agenda squeezed as corporate Democrats strip down Build Back Better. peoplesworld.org BALTIMORE—Once again, Democrats are negotiating with themselves as President Joe Biden, realizing that so-called "moderate" Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona remain obstinate in opposition to key elements of his agenda, is giving ground. But he also vows to keep trying to attain those goals. In an hour-and-a-half town hall …

_____ (2021-10-22). 'Build Back… You Know, The Thing': Americans Have no Idea What's In Biden's Economic Plan. strategic-culture.org While Congressional Democrats spar over the ultimate size of President Biden's "Build Back Better" economic plan, Bloomberg astutely points out that Americans have no clue what they're signing up for with their tax dollars. In fact, according to a CBS News poll published Oct. 10, just 10% of Americans say they know the specifics of the bill, while only 1/3 think it would benefit them directly.

A Guest Author (2021-10-22). U.S. illegally extradites Venezuelan diplomat from Cabo Verde. workers.org The Free Alex Saab Committee issued the following news release Oct. 18. For more see afgj.org/free-alex-saab. The Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab was renditioned and kidnapped to the U.S. on Oct. 16 without waiting for a final extradition decision. The action was taken in secret, without notifying his defense team and without . . . |

Anonymous669 (2021-10-22). Five People Were Killed In Recent Turkish Drone Strike On Syria's Kobane: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Click to see full-size image, by the Hawar News Agency. | Five people were killed in the The drone strike targeted several cars which were parked in front of the Social Justice Committee building in the center…

David Swanson (2021-10-22). King George Was More Democratic Than American Revolutionaries. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, October 22, 2021 According to the Smithsonian Magazine — brought to you by the folks with museums up and down the National Mall in Washington D.C. — King George III was the democrat and humanitarian in 1776. I'd hate for this to really feel like a bite in the …

Steve Early (2021-10-22). New Deal Recycling: Can a Federal Writers Project Rise Again? counterpunch.org In this year's on-going Congressional deliberations about infrastructure spending, one popular New Deal program will hopefully make a come-back, with new branding and a 21st century focus on clean energy. During the Great Depression, about three million young Americans, with few job prospects in the private sector, enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), part of the Works

Martha Rosenberg (2021-10-22). Ted Nugent Testifies for Hunting Bills in Wisconsin. counterpunch.org Where is cancel culture when you need it? Ted Nugent's racist remarks got him banned from performing in Muskegon, Michigan, Fort Knox and removed from Long Island's "Back the Blue Demonstration" performing line-up just last year. Though he claims to be a patriot, he has bragged about being a draft dodger and pedophile (later recanting the claims).

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-22). Russian Foreign Ministry forced to acknowledge massive NATO military, including strategic, buildup on Russia's borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Moscow aware of NATO deploying weapons near Russian borders, diplomat says Moscow is aware of the ongoing process of the deployment of armaments by NATO countries near Russia's borders, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Alexander Grushko said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV Channel on Friday. *** NATO has decided to expel eight Russian …

Editor (2021-10-22). A different sort of truth. mronline.org In the novel released this year, Mohamedou Ould Slahi offers a glimpse of the world he created to escape Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, writes Alexander Hartwiger.

Liberation Staff, NYC (2021-10-22). Socialist barred from NYC major debate asks: 'What are they afraid of?'. liberationnews.org Cathy Rojas, the socialists candidate for New York City mayor, drew a crowd on Oct. 20 as she stood outside the studio where New York City's mayoral debates were being held and answered the questions presented to mainstream candidates inside the studio right there on the street. Why wasn't Rojas in the studio standing in …

WSWS (2021-10-22). California public schools face massive budget cuts due to COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org While Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has repeatedly bragged that public schools in the state have remained open, enrollment has fallen precipitously due to the pandemic, pushing districts to the point of collapse.

Ann Brown (2021-10-22). After Insider Trading Allegations During Pandemic, Fed Bans Members From Owning Individual Stocks, Restricts Trading. moguldom.com The Federal Reserve has taken action against its top officials following a series of scandals involving possible insider trading by banning senior staff and policymakers from owning individual stocks and bonds and restricting trading. The central bank pledged to also increase the frequency of reporting and public disclosures. In September, two of the 12 regional …

Staff (2021-10-22). Venezuelan National Assembly Authorizes New Committee to Normalize Relations with Colombia. orinocotribune.com During the special session of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN) called for this Thursday, October 21, the deputies approved the creation of a Similarly, a Parliamentary Friendship Group was approved "which must begin to take action to improve relations between the two n…

Johanna Kichton (2021-10-22). People's Action Endorses Second Slate of Movement Politics Candidates in Minnesota. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, 202.660.0605, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced its second slate of Minneapolis City Council endorsements. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will fight for the People's Action People's Platform once elected. Each of these candidates is also endorsed by People's Action member organization, TakeAction Minnesota. Earlier this year, People's Action endorsed three candidates for Minneapolis City …

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-10-22). California releases new proposal to ban oil drilling near communities. nationofchange.org "We are committed to protecting public health, the economy and our environment as we transition to a greener future that reckons with the realities of the climate crisis we're all facing."

Molly Davis (2021-10-22). Illinois Bans Cops From Lying to Kids; Your State Should be Next. counterpunch.org Cateresa Matthews was only 14 when she was brutally raped and murdered in Illinois in 1991 — and police botched her investigation. They sent five innocent boys to prison scapegoating justice for her family. In 2012, after spending a cumulative 78 years in prison for a crime they didn't commit, all five were exonerated by

Bill Meyer (2021-10-22). The 2021 Toronto International Film Festival: 'Attica' revisited. peoplesworld.org It was Vladimir Lenin at the start of the world's first socialist revolution who made this impassioned and oft quoted statement "that of all the arts the most important for us is the cinema." I've been inspired and motivated by these sentiments since I began writing film columns for this paper over 35 years ago, …

Staff (2021-10-22). Venezuela Objects to US Secretary of State's Visit to Colombia. orinocotribune.com "It is unfortunate that the US Secretary of State is in Colombia," said Delcy Rodríguez. "It is clear that he is planning aggressions against Venezuela." | On Thursday, October 21, the Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, rejected the presence of the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, in Colombian territory. | In additi…

Adan Salazar (2021-10-22). Harvard Study Finds COVID-19 Surged Most Among Vaxxed Communities. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-22). Palestinians Protest In Support Of Prisoners On Hunger Strike, Demand Their Immediate Release. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, October 20, Palestinians staged a protest at the al-Manara square in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank in solidarity with six prisoners who are on hunger strike against their illegal administrative detention in Israeli jails, reported Al Jazeera. Several Palestinian civil society groups and prisoner rights groups participated in the protest, along with the families of those who are on hunger strike. They called for immediate and unconditional release of the six prisoners and expressed fear about their health.

WSWS (2021-10-22). Video: A socialist program to eliminate COVID-19. Become an electoral member of the SEP today. wsws.org SEP Assistant National Secretary Max Boddy warns, "Children, almost all unvaccinated, are being recklessly sent back to school, risking infection, illness and death to force their parents back to work."

WSWS (2021-10-22). Fifty educators have died in Georgia since mid-August. wsws.org Following the full reopening of schools across the state, educators in Georgia are currently dying at rate of more than one per day.

WSWS (2021-10-22). Trump supporter denounces socialism at Junge Union's Germany Conference. wsws.org Loughery called on delegates to "protect democracy and freedom" and stand together "in the fight against socialism."

Jeff Cohen (2021-10-22). The big lie in Rahm Emanuel's Senate testimony. nationofchange.org Now all eyes will be on Merkley — and other Democratic senators who profess that "Black lives mater" and that police need to be held accountable — to see whether they vote to confirm this tainted mayor and elevate him to a prestigious ambassadorship.

WSWS (2021-10-22). Australia: Sydney rail workers strike for 24 hours. wsws.org Wednesday's walk-out follows a round of action late last month, including a four-hour strike on September 28, the first total stoppage on the state's rails in decades.

WSWS (2021-10-22). Texas official tells "terrified" educators that they must teach "opposing views" on the Holocaust. wsws.org In an expression of the far-right atmosphere coursing through Texas schools, the director of curriculum in one district indicates that educators must teach "both sides" of the Holocaust or risk their jobs.

John Rachel (2021-10-22). What is the Peace Dividend strategy? nationofchange.org Tell the truth about our endless wars and bloated DOD budgets!

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-22). Influential Investment Manager Scott Minerd: Most Cryptocurrencies Are Garbage, Going To Zero. moguldom.com Guggenheim Partners Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd is generally not a fan of cryptocurrencies and went on record saying most are garbage, according to Bloomberg. However, bitcoin is the exception for the influential investment manager. "Ultimately people say to me 'Why are you so bullish on crypto?' And … I gotta tell you, I think 70 …

Editor (2021-10-22). New World Coming: 'Racial Capitalism' with Robin D. G. Kelley. mronline.org James Counts Early is joined by historian and activist Robin D.G. Kelley to discuss Robin's career work on racial capitalism, multiculturalism and identity, and the history of the struggle for socialism.

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-10-22). Paul Paz y Miño on Chevron v. Steven Donziger. fair.org Steven Donziger (right) in Ecuador. | This week on CounterSpin: When

Thomas Kilkauer — Meg Young (2021-10-22). The Alienation of IT Workers. counterpunch.org Ever since German philosopher Hegel discussed alienation and Karl Marx converted it into the sensible framework of the economics of capitalism, alienation isn't really a new subject — many might even think, all has been said. In "Marx and Digital Machines", Mike Healy argues that recent developments in alienation can be seen on two groups

WSWS (2021-10-22). Australia: School Strike 4 Climate promotes bankrupt appeals to government. wsws.org The events were not aimed at mobilising students, but instead at promoting the dead-end perspective that moral appeals to capitalist politicians can halt the climate crisis.

Anonymous Contributor (2021-10-22). Phoenix Antifascists Snatch & Burn Fascist Banners, Shut Down Neo-Nazi Event. itsgoingdown.org Action report from antifascists and anarchists in so-called Phoenix, Arizona. At around 2 am on August 29th, an antifascist spotted a very large Patriot Front banner on the Longmore Rd. bridge of the US-60 in Mesa, AZ. It was facing eastbound and read "Strong Families Strong Nation." Patriot Front is a white nationalist group that…

WSWS (2021-10-22). Jury selection under way in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery's killers. wsws.org The brutal murder of Arbery and exposure of the attempted state cover-up provided fuel for the international demonstrations against police killings that erupted following the death of George Floyd.

WSWS (2021-10-22). Spain's fascistic Vox party, Latin American right launch anti-communist "Madrid Forum" wsws.org The Forum is a loose association of far-right figures pledging to "confront the threat posed by the growth of communism on both sides of the Atlantic."

Bill Sardi (2021-10-22). Big Pharma Owns the World. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-22). New Israeli bill proposes to let police enter homes of Arab citizens without warrant. peoplesdispatch.org Critics argue that in the name of fighting rising crime rates within the Arab community, Israel is legalizing discrimination against Arab citizens. Recently, the policy of indefinite detention. so far followed only in the occupied territories, was extended to Arab citizens of Israel…

Derek Royden (2021-10-22). The persecution of Steven Donziger. nationofchange.org "Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [Chevron] accountable."

splcenter (2021-10-22). Correcting History: New Learning For Justice podcast episode helps educators discuss truth about the Confederacy and monuments that honor it. splcenter.org

Jacqueline Luqman (2021-10-22). Film Review: Radical Alternatives Left Out of 'The Prison Within'. towardfreedom.org Although "The Prison Within" makes a few fleeting mentions of expanding treatment and mitigation programs to keep traumatized people from going to prison in the first place, restorative justice is presented inside the narrow construct of reforming prisons to make them "better." That all makes sense when the discussion is not intended to be about replacing prisons with humane and truly restorative systems.

WSWS (2021-10-22). Indian workers and students denounce school reopenings and support World Socialist Web Site's global webinar. wsws.org There is a broad opposition among parents to the hasty and unsafe reopening of schools now underway across India.

WSWS (2021-10-22). Modi government sells off state-owned Air India for a song to kick-start new privatisation drive. wsws.org The sale of Air India is being touted by the far-right BJP government as the opening salvo in an across-the-board push to privatise virtually all state-owned companies.

Free West Media (2021-10-22). Germans Increasingly Distrust Official Corona Figures, Fear a Health Dictatorship. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-22). China's Evergrande crisis at a turning point. wsws.org The key issue in the Evergrande crisis is whether the government and financial authorities will be able to stave off the effects of the developing slump in real estate and property development on the broader economy.

L. Ali Khan (2021-10-22). The Afghanization of Pakistan. counterpunch.org The Afghanization of Pakistan is a relentless historical phenomenon that started several centuries ago and shaped the regional dynamics. This article focuses on the Gandhara region that cuts across Afghanistan and Pakistan and cements them together. The ancient Silk Route passed through Gandhara, as does the modern Karakoram Highway. The study demonstrates that the Gandhara

WSWS (2021-10-22). Kaiser workers left in dark after overwhelming strike vote at largest US "non-profit" health care provider. wsws.org Despite a nearly unanimous vote for strike action, the UNAC/UHCP leadership is keeping its members in the dark on when or if a strike will happen at Kaiser Permanente.

Marina Bulatoviƒá (2021-10-22). The Noose is Tightening, the Clock is Ticking: Justin Trudeau's "Covid Mandate" against Canadians, Both "Unvaccinated" and "Vaccinated" globalresearch.ca ***…

Isra Saleh el-Namey (2021-10-22). Children with CF shortchanged by Gaza siege. electronicintifada.net Hospitals have just one of three tests needed for cystic fibrosis diagnosis.

WSWS (2021-10-22). Strike wave in US continues to grow, sparking fear and repression from ruling class. wsws.org The strike wave in the US, including walkouts by thousands of workers at John Deere, Kellogg's and hospitals in western New York, California and Massachusetts, is continuing to grow, with new strike votes by Piedmont flight attendants, Philadelphia transit workers and educators in several states.

Pedro Gonzalez (2021-10-22). The Impending Mass Firing of America's Unvaccinated. globalresearch.ca

Thomas Knapp (2021-10-22). Powell Lied, People Died; Justice Delayed is Justice Denied. counterpunch.org On October 19, 96-year-old Irmgard Furchner appeared in a German court to answer charges of aiding and abetting 11,412 murders. The murders took place between 1943 and 1945 at the Stutthof concentration camp, where a much younger Furchner worked as secretary to the camp's commandant. A day before Furchner's indictment, Colin Powell, the US government's

Pepe Escobar (2021-10-22). From Russia, with (Taliban) Love. globalresearch.ca

Subhankar Banerjee (2021-10-22). The Kunming Declaration & Biodiversity Fund Set a Path toward a More Just Global Biodiversity Framework. counterpunch.org In August 2019, in the middle of heavy monsoon rain and floods, my sister Sudakshina Sen (an avid wildlife photographer) and I arrived at the Western Ghats in southwest India, a global biodiversity hotspot. One day, we got stuck on the sinuous state highway SH-78, due to fallen trees on the road from the storm.

WSWS (2021-10-22). Union sabotages GM workers strike vote in Brazil. wsws.org As workers in Sà£o Caetano were being threatened by GM, the union announced it would do nothing to protect them, and that continuing the strike was a purely individual decision.

WSWS (2021-10-22). State water official fired over Flint, Michigan water crisis awarded full back pay. wsws.org Liane Shekter Smith, the disgraced director of the Michigan Office of Drinking Water, was compensated $199,880 as a result of a grievance filed over wrongful firing.

Editor (2021-10-22). The 'Democratic Majority for Israel' is a hate organization. mronline.org I argued in my last article that the hatred coming from the Jewish community is not confronted because it comes in the guise of fighting antisemitism. Ten days ago we saw another example of this hatred that has no name.

John Kiriakou (2021-10-22). An Imperial Saint? Deification of Colin Powell Reflects Sad State of Mainstream Media. covertactionmagazine.com Lacking the backbone to stand up to Dick Cheney when it counted, Powell betrayed the world and participated in the …

WSWS (2021-10-22). Bolsonaro charged with mass murder for COVID-19 herd immunity policy in Brazil. wsws.org The CPI report stands as an indictment not just of Brazil's fascistic president, but of heads of state and ruling classes the world over.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-22). CDC: Risk Of Dying From Covid Is 11 Times Higher For Unvaccinated Adults. moguldom.com Unvaccinated adults are 11 times more likely to die from covid-19 than those who are fully vaccinated, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data from August also showed that unvaccinated adults were six times as likely to test positive for covid-19, and 19 times more likely to be …

PAI (2021-10-22). News Guild on verge of representing majority of workers in troubled industry. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—The News Guild has gained so many newspaper members in the last two years, due to workers' decisions to battle hedge fund takeovers and mergers that have devastated the industry, that it's on the verge of representing more than half of all newspaper workers in North America, its officers reported to its convention in …

Editor (2021-10-22). SPEECH: Frederick Douglass on John Brown, 1860. mronline.org On December 3rd, 1860, Frederick Douglass was set to address an anti-slavery rally at Boston's Tremont Temple Baptist Church, held to commemorate the death of the radical abolitionist John Brown and to mark the one-year anniversary of his ill-fated raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry Virgina.

WSWS (2021-10-22). South Africa union calls off metalworkers' strike. wsws.org Amid a cloud of pseudo-revolutionary rhetoric, NUMSA leader Irvin Jim accepted the "final" employer offer the union had rejected only a week ago.

Marty Mulcahy (2021-10-22). Unions cheer resurrection of Michigan's prevailing wage law protecting construction worker pay. peoplesworld.org LANSING, Mich. (PAI)—And just like that, Michigan's prevailing wage law made a comeback. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Michigan will again require contractors to pay prevailing wage on state-sponsored taxpayer-funded construction projects. Prevailing wage has been the single most important law that governs construction worker wages, but efforts by conservative lawmakers over the years reduced …

Joe Sims (2021-10-22). Woodward and Costa's book 'Peril' shows Trump as Mussolini-in-waiting. peoplesworld.org Trump & Co. had a five-point plan to undo the presidential election and overthrow the government. They sought to: Discredit and challenge state results (particularly in Pennsylvania, Georgian, and Arizona). Recruit the Department of Justice. Draft Mike Pence. Subvert the January 6th vote count. Toss the election to the House of Representatives. The mob that …

WSWS (2021-10-22). Film and television workers denounce IATSE sellout during union town hall meeting. wsws.org During a town hall meeting Tuesday, officials from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) faced a torrent of opposition for blocking a strike by 60,000 film and television workers and agreeing to a sellout deal.

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-22). Chile is at the Dawn of a New Political Era. counterpunch.org "It feels like we are at the end of an era," Bárbara Sepúlveda tells me on October 12, 2021. Sepúlveda is a member of Chile's Constitutional Convention and of the Communist Party of Chile. The era to which Sepúlveda refers is that of General Augusto Pinochet, who led the U.S.-backed coup in 1973 that overthrew

Dana Sanchez (2021-10-22). Walmart Will Allow Bitcoin To Be Purchased At Kiosks In Stores. moguldom.com Shoppers can buy Bitcoin at kiosks in Walmart, the world's largest company by revenue, in a pilot program that kicked off earlier this month in 200 U.S. stores. Walmart made a deal with Coinstar, which operates kiosks that accept U.S. coins in exchange for dollar bills and gift cards, to start offering Bitcoin, Walmart spokeswoman Molly …

WSWS (2021-10-22). "Fifth wave" of COVID-19 underway in France. wsws.org COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising as the winter surge begins in France threatening to lead to tens of thousands more deaths.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-22). Colin Powell: Establishment Warrior. counterpunch.org History is strewn with the broken branches of twisted irony. An individual who found himself entangled in it was the late Colin Powell, who, as a military man, gave a doctrine his name only to forgo it as a diplomat. The Powell Doctrine was one of certitude and caution: do not engage in conflict except

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-22). Slovenian left slams rising police repression under right-wing government. peoplesdispatch.org The Left in Slovenia, Levica, demanded the immediate resignation of interior minister Ales Hojs, who is being held directly responsible for police violence and excessive use of force against anti-government protesters in capital Ljubljana…

WSWS (2021-10-22). More photographers oppose MGM's refusal to release Minamata in North America. wsws.org Australian photojournalist David Dare Parker and Thailand-based documentary photographer John Hulme have added their voices to the growing numbers speaking out against MGM's "burying" of Minamata.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-22). Half of NATO's 30 defense chiefs endorse new ground-based air and missile defense systems. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Fifteen Allies deepen cooperation on Ground Based Air Defence Defence Ministers from 15 NATO Allies reaffirmed their commitment to multinationally develop, acquire and deliver Ground Based Air Defence capabilities, which will protect Allied personnel, equipment and facilities from air based threats. This was done in the margins of the NATO Defence Ministers Meeting on 21 …

Mel Gurtov (2021-10-22). Gravy train: Corporate Profiteering on National Defense. counterpunch.org A long time ago, Gordon Adams introduced the term "iron triangle" to characterize the interlocked relationship of the Pentagon's military services, the corporations that contract with it to build weapons and provide services, and the Congressional committees that vote on military appropriations—in short, the key players that constantly push for annual increases in military spending

Ann Brown (2021-10-22). Condi Rice Condemns CRT: It Makes White People Feel Guilty, Black People Disempowered. moguldom.com Former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, who served under both Bush presidencies, is not a fan of critical race theory (CRT) because she says it makes white people feel "guilty" and disempowers Black people. "The way we're talking about race is that it … seems so big that somehow white people now have to feel …

Becky Grant (2021-10-22). A Look Inside CounterPunch. counterpunch.org For nearly a quarter of a century, I've had the great pleasure of being part of the CounterPunch team. In many ways, CounterPunch has veered little from its founding blueprints. Since the beginning, our mission has remained fundamental: to provide in-depth reporting and commentary, helping readers to make informed assessments on the vital public issues

Matthew Stevenson (2021-10-22). Macedonian Ramble: To the Albanian-North Macedonian Border. counterpunch.org This is the third part in a series about a journey across what used to be called Macedonia, which is now divided among Albania, North Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey. Much more than I thought I might, I enjoyed my walk around Tirana. I stopped at an excellent bookshop and admired several shelves devoted to Albanian

WSWS (2021-10-22). Global Online Picket Line: Oct 22 school strike. wsws.org Today, parents, teachers and workers in countries around the world are once again supporting the call from UK parent Lisa Diaz for a one day school strike to fight against the deadly reopening of schools as the COVID-19 pandemic rages.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-22). Black Sea-Caucasus buildup: Turkish delegation in Georgia to shore up cooperation on military aircraft. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Visit of the Turkish delegation to Tbilaviamsheni Deputy Defense Minister Zurab spokesperson and joint-stock company TAM general director Mikhail Oglishvili Georgia met with a Turkish delegation, the company " Tusashis " Executive Director Temel Kotilovs (sp?) and Vice-President of Aviation Atilla Dogan hosted. At the meeting, the sides discussed cooperation between Georgia and Turkey and …

Richard Falk, Daniel Falcone (2021-10-22). Colin Powell: Grotesque Atrocities and the New Liberal Conscience. counterpunch.org Although Powell accepted responsibility for arguing a false case as to weapons of destruction before the UN Security Council during which he described Saddam Hussein as posing 'an imminent danger to the world,' he refrained from opposing the war. In fact, Powell would later comment, "I think we had a lot of successes in Iraq. Iraq's terrible dictator is gone." But so are hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians gone.

Pablo Manríquez (2021-10-22). Futuro Media Gains White House Press Credential. latinorebels.com Futuro Media Group, the Harlem-based publisher of Latino Rebels, received a White House press pass Thursday afternoon for Washington correspondent Pablo Manríquez. The White House press pass gives Futuro what's known in the Beltway as "double credential" to cover the federal government with full Washington press access.

Gabriela Aoun (2021-10-22). A Closer Look at New York's First Farmworkers Union. latinorebels.com Unionizing offers pathways to securing many of the benefits long denied to agricultural workers, like paid time off and safer working conditions. But almost two years since they gained the right to collectively bargain, only 12 out of New York's 58,000 farmworkers have joined a union.

Latino USA (2021-10-22). Latina Powerlifters On Owning Your Power (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com We follow Denise Juarez and Jasmine Idrogo, two elite Latina powerlifters, who take us on their journey to qualify for the 2021 national powerlifting competition.

_____ (2021-10-22). Colin Powell's Own Staff Had Warned Him Against His War Lies. popularresistance.org Can you imagine having an opportunity to address the United Nations Security Council about a matter of great global importance, with all the world's media watching, and using it to… well, to make shit up — to lie with a straight face, and with a CIA director propped up behind you, I mean to spew one world-class, for-the-record-books stream of bull, to utter nary a breath without a couple of whoppers in it, and to look like you really mean it all? What gall. What an insult to the entire world that would be.

Miya Tada (2021-10-22). SOVEREIGNTY AND SOIL: NAUSICAàÑ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND. peoplesforum.org OCTOBER SCREENING SERIES: SOVEREIGNTY AND SOIL | Join us every month this fall for one weekend of films! The theme for October's films is Soil and Sovereignty, where we examine and revive how we imagine our relationships with the land. The films will be covering culture, land struggles, and agroecology projects from around the world, starting Thursday night, October 21st, with 4 short films. On Friday, October 22nd, evening, we will be watching an earlier work from acclaimed Japanese filmmaker, Hayao Miyazaki, that advocates against war for the protection of our planet. Finally, on Saturday afternoon, October 23r…

_____ (2021-10-22). Lingering Topics: Ukraine and Russiagate. strategic-culture.org The West should move closer to Russia. Russia has repeatedly sought better relations with the West — only to be met with arrogant, ignorant and hypocritical responses. | RT columnist and University of Ottawa Professor A loose analogy considers the wait and see approach concerning cancer. In a nu…

Shimbun Akahata (2021-10-22). Japanese Communists rally opposition parties to elect 'a pro-people government'. peoplesworld.org TOKYO—At a street rally held near Tokyo's JR Ikebukuro Station on Oct. 14, Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo appealed to large audience, "Let's put an end to the Liberal Democratic-Komei coalition government and establish a pro-people government!" Video of the rally was broadcast live on YouTube to an online audience of at least 10,000 …

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-22). CDC: 16,310 Dead 778,685 Injured Following COVID-19 Shots — 2.5X More Deaths than Following All Vaccines for Past 30 Years — 2,102 Fetal Deaths. globalresearch.ca

MEE, agencies (2021-10-22). UAE arrests broadcast journalist over comments made off-air before football match. middleeasteye.net UAE arrests broadcast journalist over comments made off-air before football match | State media says unidentified journalist's comments were leaked online and would harm the 'public interest' in the UAE | Fri, 10/22/2021 – 16: 02 | The comments came ahead of a broadcast of the 2022 Qatar World Cup Asian Qualifiers match between UAE and Iraq at the Zabeel stadium in Dubai, on 12 October 202…

Editor2 (2021-10-22). The Killing of Gaddafi 10 Years ago has Resulted in the Death of the Nation of Libya and the Destruction of its People. orinocotribune.com By Richard Medhurst — Oct 20, 2021 | Muammar Gaddafi led his nation to become the wealthiest in all of Africa. A decade after his demise, it is riven by tribalism, terrorism and slavery, all because the West could not allow an Arab leader to succeed. | There was never really an 'Arab Spring' in Libya the way there was in Egypt or Tunisia. Protests were much smaller, and as time went on to show, the biggest players turned out to be extremist groups and foreign actors, each trying to get a slice of the country. | NATO's bombing of Libya and support for rebels seeking to overthrow Gaddafi had little to do with…

Isaac Arnsdorf (2021-10-22). The Oath Keepers Militia Movement Has Taken Root in the Republican Mainstream. truthout.org This story was originally published by North Carolina state representative Mike Clampitt…

Susan Price (2021-10-22). West Papua activists call on Australia to stop joint exercises with the Indonesian military. greenleft.org.au While Indonesian soldiers are taking part in a joint training exercise with 150 Australian troops in the Northern Territory, West Papuan civilians are fleeing Indonesian military operations in the Maybrat region, reports Susan Price.

Anand Naidoo (2021-10-22). The Heat: Africa's challenges. america.cgtn.com African economies are growing this year, but they still lag compared to developed countries. How can Sub-Saharan Africa close the inequality gap?

Celeste McGovern (2021-10-22). Vaccine Researcher Admits 'Big Mistake,' Says Spike Protein Is Dangerous 'Toxin'. globalresearch.ca First published in …

Amy Goodman (2021-10-22). Ahmaud Arbery's Family Worries About Impartiality of Jurors in Murder Trial. truthout.org We go to Brunswick, Georgia, for an update as jury selection began this week in the trial of three white men who fatally shot 25-year-old unarmed man Ahmaud Arbery while he was out for a jog last year. Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael claim they were attempting a "citizen's arrest" of Arbery last February when they pursued him in their pickup truck. Their neighbor, William "Roddie" Bryan, joined the pursuit in his own truck and recorded a cellphone video that would later be released…

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Montonera Mother Who Fought Against Argentine Dictatorship Died. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Argentina's "Sons for Identity & Justice Against Oblivion and Silence" (HIJOS) regretted the death of Thelma Jara, a member of the May Square Mothers who fought against the crimes of Jorge Videla's dictatorship (1976-1983). | RELATED: | "Farewell, dearest Thelma. Our sincerest condolences to your family and friends. No forgetfulness or forgiveness for the Videla dictatorship's crimes!" HIJOS stated. | In 1979, the dictatorship kidnapped an…

Julia Conley (2021-10-22). Biden Says He's Open to Reforming Filibuster to Win Voting Rights. truthout.org Rights advocates are applauding President Joe Biden's The president told Anderson Cooper he'd be open to returning to the talking filibuster, which requires senators to speak on the floor of the Senate, to replace the current rules w…

MEE correspondent (2021-10-22). Iranian press review: Politicians question Tehran's nuclear talks strategy. middleeasteye.net Iranian press review: Politicians question Tehran's nuclear talks strategy | Meanwhile, high death rate among labourers sparks concerns over workplace negligence, and navy reveals improved long-range cruise missiles | Fri, 10/22/2021 – 11: 10 | Iranian workers load scaffolding onto a pick-up truck at an iron market near Tehran (AFP/File) | Ambiguous strategy in nuclear talks:…

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Cuba To End Pandemic-Related Transport Restrictions. telesurenglish.net Since over 60,5 percent of the Cuban population has already been immunized against the coronavirus, the National Temporary Working Group to Fight COVID-19 approved the gradual restoration of all public transportation services from Nov. 1. | RELATED: | "Our office will remove all restrictions on car and bus traveling schedules and eliminate checkpoints at each province's entrances," the Transport Ministry's Passen…

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Belmarsh Tribunal Judges the US For the Assange Case. telesurenglish.net On Friday, the Belmarsh Tribunal held its first face-to-face session at the London Convocation Hall to judge the U.S. government for its crimes against humanity in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and for the imprisonment of Julian Assange, who revealed such information. | RELATED: | With this process, the Belmarsh Court emulates the Russell-Sartre people's court, which sat in Stockholm and Copenhagen in 1967 to try the White House fo…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-22). Iran Begins "Nationwide" Air Force Military Drills. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | It's military exercise season in Iran, as the country's air force began nationwide drills on October 21st. | These come after Naval drills in the Caspian Sea, combined drills along the Azerbaijan border, as well as air and missile defense exercises all in the past weeks. | Iranian Army's Air Force has showcased its capabilities during a large-scale aerial exercise, which included hitting targets with homegrown Yasin-90 standoff missile and domestically-produced rockets. | The Islamic Republ…

John Feffer (2021-10-22). Can We Avoid a Catastrophic War With China? counterpunch.org When he was running for office in 2008, Barack Obama wanted to put an end to the war in Iraq in order to focus U.S. troops and resources on the conflict in Afghanistan. This August, the Biden administration finally withdrew the remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan. It's hard not to get the sense that it

_____ (2021-10-22). Why is Washington Encouraging India to Confront Pakistan? strategic-culture.org By Brian CLOUGHLEY | India and Pakistan share a long border and do not get along well, to put it mildly. The main cause of disagreement is the divided territory of Kashmir which as long ago as 1948 necessitated UN Security Council attention, resulting in a

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-22). Science awards and green prizes: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Haiti: The 400 Mawozo Gang Threatens To Murder US Missionaries. telesurenglish.net In a video posted on YouTube on Thursday, the 400 Mawozo gang leader Wilson Joseph threatened to execute 17 U.S. Christian Aid ministers whom he kidnapped on Saturday if Haitian authorities do not hand him a US$17 million ransom. | RELATED: | "I will put a bullet in the head of each of these gringos if you do not give me what I asked," Wilson stated. The missionaries were abducted in broad daylight while vis…

Tom Mackaman (2021-10-22). The removal of Jefferson's statue is a gift to the political right. zcomm.org It is not accidental that the attack on Jefferson, the figure most closely associated with equality in American history, comes in the midst of a pandemic that has killed 750,000 Americans…

Brett Wilkins (2021-10-22). Taking Aim at Predatory Equity Firms. zcomm.org Warren Leads Bill to 'Stop Wall Street Looting'

Julia Conley (2021-10-22). John Deere Threatens to Take Away Striking Workers' Health Coverage. zcomm.org "Workers must be allowed to keep their healthcare during the strike",…

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Blinken's Visit To Colombia Is Part Of An Assault On Venezuela. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Venezuela denounced that the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to Colombia is part of a strategy of aggression against the Bolivarian people and institutions. | RELATED: | The White House disrespects Colombians when it tries to use their territory to attack Venezuela at a time when their country "is going through one of the worst social upheavals in its history," Venezuela's Foreign Affairs…

Jon Queally (2021-10-22). White House Climate-Related Financial Risk Report Denounced as "Pitiful" Failure. truthout.org After months of waiting, environmental groups responded with disappointment tinged with outrage late Thursday after the White House released a report on the financial risks associated with the climate crisis — a document critics say would have been promising at some earlier point in history but that falls "pitifully" short given the urgency of the crisis and just ahead of a major U.N.-backed summit kicking off at the end of the month. | "It's extremely disappointing to see this long-a…

South Front (2021-10-22). Video: A Day of Violent Escalation and Expectation in Syria. globalresearch.ca

Jacob G. Hornberger (2021-10-22). Colin Powell, Iraq and the "Good War" counterpunch.org Some commentators are pointing out that former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, who recently passed away, played an instrumental role in the U.S. invasion of Iraq in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Attempting to bolster President George W. Bush's and the Pentagon's plan to invade Iraq and effect regime change there, Powell went

Mike Whitney (2021-10-22). The Killer in the Bloodstream: the "Spike Protein" globalresearch.ca First published …

Global Research News (2021-10-22). Selected Articles: Throwing Off the Tyranny of Canada's Mandatory Vaccines. globalresearch.ca By Trudea…

Nadda Osman (2021-10-22). Mandla Mandela calls for boycott of Miss Universe competition in Israel. middleeasteye.net Mandla Mandela calls for boycott of Miss Universe competition in Israel | 'Apartheid Israel's occupation is no less despicable than apartheid South Africa,' says Nelson Mandela's grandson | Fri, 10/22/2021 – 13: 55 | Lalela Mswane, the winner of Miss South Africa 2021, has been urged to boycott the event (Screengrab/Instagram) | Mandla Mandela, the grandson of the former President of South Africa, has ur…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-22). At Least 16 Killed In Fire At Explosive Factory In Russia. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 22, a fire broke out in the workshop of the company "Razryad", which produces explosives n Russian region of Ryazan. According to the preliminary data, 16 people were killed as a result of the incident. | According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, an explosion took place in the workshop where gunpowder was stored, in the village of Lesnoye. It was localized on an area of 160 sq. m. The workshop buildings have been completely destroyed. | There were 17 people in the workshop at the time of the incident. According to the Ministry of Health, 16 people were killed. Th…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-22). Putin Speaks Of Taliban, Ukraine, Values And Energy At The Valdai Club. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 21st, Russian President Vladimir Putin held discussions with members of the Valdai club, after giving an address. | Notably, Putin said that the world was moving towards recognizing the Taliban movement and that Washington and Moscow were on the right track following the Geneva summit. | He also thanked Europe for the sanctions."A thank you goes to the Europeans for sanctions in the field of agriculture." They triggered retaliatory steps and encouraged investment in import subst…

teleSUR (2021-10-22). China Rejects US And EU Meddling In Taiwan Issue. telesurenglish.net On Friday, Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin called on the United States to act and speak out cautiously when addressing the issue of the Chinese province of Taiwan. | RELATED: | The Chinese diplomat's remarks came in response to the words of President Joe Biden who said on Thursday that the United States would intervene if China invaded Taiwan. He also dared to affirm that China, Russia and the rest of the w…

teleSUR (2021-10-22). US House Refers Bannon to the Justice for Criminal Prosecution. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the U.S. House voted to refer Steve Bannon, the adviser to former President Donald Trump, to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution, accusing him of contempt of Congress over his refusal to cooperate with the investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. | RELATED: | The resolution was adopted in a largely party-line vote of 229-202, with only nine Republicans joining all Democrats in approving…

Gérard Delépine (2021-10-22). High Recorded Mortality in Countries Categorized as "Covid-19 Vaccine Champions". The Vaccinated Suffer from Increased Risk of Mortality compared to the Non-vaccinated. globalresearch.ca This "health strategy" based on false simulations, lies, promises never kept, propaganda and the fear campaign has become unbearable. In turn it has been followed by the extortion of consent to be vaccinated, by outright blackmail.

Mohammad Ayesh (2021-10-22). Arabic press review: Billions of dollars for military in Morocco and Algeria. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Billions of dollars for military in Morocco and Algeria | Meanwhile, several Iraqi MPs defeated in this month's election leave the country over prosecution fears and UK minister confident of Gulf trade deal | Fri, 10/22/2021 – 14: 06 | Algeria has the largest defence budget in Africa and will increase its military budget by $700m next year (AFP) | Algeria and Morocco boo…

Tehreem Sultan (2021-10-22). Court of Justice of the EU allows prohibition of religious symbols in the workplace. ukhumanrightsblog.com The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) sparked controversy with its recent judgment passed down in IX v Wabe eV and MH Màºller Handels GmbH v MJ. This case required the CJEU to again consider the right to freedom of religion. It ruled that employers can ban workers from observing religious symbols, including …

C.J. Atkins (2021-10-22). Australian, British, and U.S. Communists jointly condemn AUKUS nuke sub deal. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—The Communist Parties of Australia, Britain, and the United States have come together to condemn the nuclear submarine pact recently concluded by the leaders of their nations, denouncing the purchase deal as the basis for an anti-China military alliance. Representatives of the three parties met this month to discuss the implications of the agreement …

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Pope Francis Asks the G20 For a Creative Solution to the Crisis. telesurenglish.net Pope Francis asked the G20 leaders to find solutions to the global economic crisis by considering the asymmetries between countries. | RELATED: | "The end of the pandemic must be creative. One does not come out of a crisis the same. One comes out better or worse. The end of the pandemic has to point towards something better. Otherwise, we will go backwards," he said in an interview with Telam published on Friday.

Fight Back (2021-10-22). Dallas vigil for Atatiana Jefferson and other victims of state violence. fightbacknews.org On the evening of October 19, a number of organizations gathered at Belo Garden Park in Dallas, Texas, for a vigil for Atatiana Jefferson and other victims of state violence. Atatiana Jefferson was murdered in her home while playing video games with her niece by Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean on October 12, 2019. The vigil also commemorated others killed by state violence in the U.S. and abroad. | Some 25 people were commemorated at the vigil. Some were names well known in the United States, such as George Floyd and Sandra Bland. Others are less famous. Randall Echanis was a Filipino land reform activist to…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-22). PhD Researcher's Analysis of VAERS Data Reveals 5,427% Increase in Deaths Following COVID Shots Compared to All Vaccines the Past 10 Years. globalresearch.ca

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-10-22). Roaming Charges: General of Deception. counterpunch.org In thinking about Colin Powell on the day of his death, I kept flashing back to one of the greatest, if most opaque, novels about what we might loosely call the American project: Melville's The Confidence Man. The first, maybe only prerequisite, for a conman is the ability to win people's confidence. Powell had this gift to such an elevated degree that he was able to retain public confidence even after his tricks had been exposed as lethal frauds, over and over again.

Don Fitz (2021-10-22). Challenge Capitalist Use of Agriculture as a Weapon of Domination. zcomm.org It is time to take action against corporate methods of agriculture which poison the food our families eat…

Jia Hong (2021-10-22). Half a Million South Korean Workers Walk Off Jobs in General Strike. zcomm.org South Korean workers have thrown down the gauntlet, and we should all pay close attention…

Nadda Osman (2021-10-22). Saudi Arabia: Theme park to be built on old oil rig. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia: Theme park to be built on old oil rig | The amusement park is the latest addition to the kingdom's entertainment attractions | Fri, 10/22/2021 – 12: 20 | The amusement park is the latest addition to Saudi Arabia's entertainment industry (Screengrab/PIF Twitter) |

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Chile: Supreme Court Condemns 19 Agents Of The Dictatorship. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Chile's Supreme Court sentenced 19 agents of the defunct National Intelligence Directorate (DINA) to prison for the kidnapping of the brothers Carlos and Aldo Perez during the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990). | RELATED: | In September 1974, these Revolutionary Left Movement (MIR) militants were arrested, tortured, and killed. Judge Hernan Crisosto Greisse determined that Carlos Perez was detained in his office by agents of the Milita…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-22). NATO Agrees On "New Master Plan" To Deter And Defend Against Russian Attacks. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 21st, NATO's defense ministers reportedly agreed on "a new master plan" to deter and defend against any potential Russian attack on multiple fronts. | This, again, reinforces the idea that the entire bloc is formed against Russia, despite any threats that China allegedly poses. | The confidential strategy aims to prepare for any simultaneous attack in the Baltic and Black Sea regions that could include nuclear weapons, hacking of computer networks and assaults from space…

Sara Flounders (2021-10-21). Nicaragua, with free health care and education, challenges U.S. domination. workers.org Managua, Nicaragua The writer was a member of a U.S. delegation that visited Nicaragua Oct. 3-10. Outside of àìscar Danilo Rosales Hospital in Leon, Nicaragua with members of medical staff and U.S. delegation, Oct. 5. Rosales, a surgeon and Sandinista hero, was killed in 1967 by the U.S.-backed Somoza regime. (WW . . . |

Moderator (2021-10-21). Lee Camp: The Four Layers of Reality — and Why We're Only Allowed to Talk About One. scheerpost.com [ By Lee Camp / Original to ScheerPost | No matter which mainstream media segment you're currently watching, I can promise you it's not getting to the heart of any issue. By definition they only participate in surface level analysis. For example, there are three or four levels of reality we should be discussing when we talk about any United States election. And by "discussing," I mean "screaming about," and by "screaming about," I mean "freaking out about." So, let's freak out — shall we? | Quick tangent…

MEE, agencies (2021-10-21). Lebanon's Geagea summoned over deadly violence in Beirut. middleeasteye.net Lebanon's Geagea summoned over deadly violence in Beirut | The Lebanese Forces leader says he was not aware of a summons regarding last week's violence that left seven people dead | Thu, 10/21/2021 – 21: 11 | Samir Geagea said residents of Beirut's Christian neighbourhood of Ain al-Remmaneh "defended" themselves against "Hezbollah militiamen" (AFP/File photo) | Samir Geagea, head of the

Editor2 (2021-10-21). Who is Samir Geagea and Does he Matter? orinocotribune.com By As'ad AbuKhalil — Oct 19, 2021 | Notorious war criminal Samir Geagea has re-emerged into the Lebanese spotlight, ready to kick off another civil war in his bid for power. But might it be better to deny him the attention he craves? | The sectarian shooting of peaceful protestors last week in Beirut brought into focus, yet again, the name of Samir Geagea, leader of the right-wing, militantly Christian Lebanese Forces (LF) political party. Geagea's name is synonymous with the history of Lebanon's civil war — and with the horrific war crimes committed during those 15 years of strife. | While Geagea was…

It's Going Down (2021-10-21). This Is America #150: University Occupations Spread; Daniel Baker Gets 3.5 Years for Facebook Posts. itsgoingdown.org photo: @ChuckModi1 Welcome, to This Is America, October 20th, 2021. On today's episode, we speak with attorney Brad Thomson about the case of anarchist and antifascist, Dan Baker, who was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison in Florida, after posting calls to social media for counter-demonstrations against the far-Right, directly after the attempted January 6th…

Alexander Rubinstein (2021-10-21). Facebook 'whistleblower' Frances Haugen represented by a coterie of US intelligence insiders. thegrayzone.com The background of Haugen's Whistleblower Aid legal team indicates she was cultivated to complete Facebook's transformation into a vehicle for the US national security state A former employee of Facebook named Frances Haugen earned national renown after appearing before Congress on October 5, 2021 to accuse the company where she once worked of everything from poisoning the minds of young American women to aiding and abetting global evildoers. While Haugen has presented herself as a "whistleblower" who risked it all to …

Alexander Rubinstein (2021-10-21). Facebook 'whistleblower' Frances Haugen represented by US intelligence insiders. thegrayzone.com The background of Frances Haugen's Whistleblower Aid legal team indicates she was cultivated to complete Facebook's transformation into a vehicle for the US national security state. A former employee of Facebook named Frances Haugen earned national renown after appearing before Congress on October 5, 2021 to accuse the company where she once worked of everything from poisoning the minds of young American women to aiding and abetting global evildoers. While Haugen has presented herself as a "whistleblower" who risked it all …

Staff (2021-10-21). "Dirty Empire": Sen. Joe Manchin Demands Dems Drop Climate Funding as He Makes Millions from Coal. democracynow.org As Senator Joe Manchin demands Democrats drop critical climate funding to replace coal- and gas-fired power plants with renewable energy sources, investigative reporting into the financial dealings of Manchin reveals that he has profited over $4.5 million from investments in West Virginia coal companies since he became a U.S. senator. Investigative journalist Daniel Boguslaw, who looked into the network of coal companies that Manchin and his family has owned and held stock in over the decades, says Manchin's voting record in Washington shows him "prioritizing a dying industry that he's making millions of dollars…

The Socialist Program (2021-10-21). Lenin on Imperialism (Part 2): The Era of Global Class War. liberationnews.org By the middle of the 20th century, inter-imperialist competition took a backseat as a new era of global class war began.

_____ (2021-10-21). The Many Crimes Of Colin Powell. popularresistance.org "But we already had two firsts. Colin Powell was one of them, and Condoleezza Rice, his successor as secretary of state. How did that redound to the benefit of black people for the United States to have a black — put a black face on imperialism, on aggressive war, on violations of international law? How does that make black people look better in the world? Is that the kind of burden that black people want to carry around?" Glen Ford | The late Colin Powell certainly had a storied career. It wound through various Republican presidential administrations from Ronald Reagan, to George H.W. Bush to George W. Bus…

_____ (2021-10-21). Russia Tells NATO to Shove Abusive Relationship. strategic-culture.org Russia is right to end the illusion of dialogue and partnership when the reality is the other party is cynically offering to shake hands while trying to piss down your leg. | Russia told the U.S.-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization to shove its faux diplomacy, thus ending about 30 years of post-Cold War talks and delegations which have achieved little to nothing in terms of normalizing relations. | Moscow may have slammed the door, but it's not locked. Russia said that from now on it is up to NATO to take the first step in improving relations, thereby implying that sometime in the future Moscow would be open…

teleSUR, JCM (2021-10-21). Organización sindical en Ecuador presenta propuesta de ley. telesurtv.net El Frente Unitarios de Trabajadores entregará su proyecto de ley laboral en el marco de las protestas contra Guillermo Lasso.

WSWS (2021-10-21). Australian Greens keep their mouths shut on the new anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org The Greens' silence on the electoral laws dovetails with their pitch to form another de facto coalition government with the Labor Party, as they did under Julia Gillard from 2010 to 2013.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Science Saturday: An inside look at the state-of-the-art supports enabling invention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Throughout Mayo Clinic, innovation is the thread that weaves through countless initiatives aimed at improving patient care. While Mayo's most cutting-edge discoveries are often widely known, the vast majority of innovative endeavors occur behind the scenes. One of the more low-profile assets in Mayo Clinic Laboratories' innovation arsenal is the media kitchen, where specialized media and reagents used in some of the laboratories' most esoteric assays come to life. "Nationally, there aren't many media labs," says…

teleSUR (2021-10-21). Ecuadorean Doctors Protest Against Precarious Labor Conditions. telesurenglish.net The Ecuadorian Medical Federation (FME) summoned health workers to protest on Thursday against the elimination of norms contemplated in the Humanitarian Support Law that granted job stability to public officials who worked during the epidemiological emergency. | Related | Starting at 4: 30 p.m., doctors and nurses will hold rallies in several provinces to demand that President Guillermo Lasso guarantee supply of medicines in public ins…

WSWS (2021-10-21). Australian Labor governments push homicidal "live with the virus" program. wsws.org The Victorian Labor government is ending a lockdown amid more than 2,000 infections a day, while its Queensland counterpart is the first administration in Australia to adopt policies aimed at reintroducing COVID in a jurisdiction where it has been eliminated.

Tim Wilkins (2021-10-21). Truthout — Corporate Democrats' Toothless Drug Pricing Alternative Is a Coup for Big Pharma. peoplesaction.org October 18, 2021 by Aija Nemer-Aanerud Under the Build Back Better Act, Congress can expand and strengthen Medicare and Medicaid, improving the lives of millions of seniors while also throwing a lifeline to folks living in states where GOP politicians are strangling public benefits…A few weeks ago, my organization, People's Action, held a direct action in …

Staff (2021-10-21). Headlines for October 21, 2021. democracynow.org Republican Senators Use Filibuster to Block Federal Voting Rights Bill, Biden Touts Compromise Deal After Sens. Manchin and Sinema Reject Build Back Better Agenda, White House Prepares for Mass Vaccinations of Children Aged 5 to 11 in November, Police Unions Oppose COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates, Senate Questions Rahm Emanual on Police Murder of Laquan McDonald in Ambassadorship Hearing, Syrian Civilians Killed in Idlib Shelling; HRW Warns of Abuses Against Returning Refugees, Ethiopian Gov't Continues Airstrikes in Tigray Amid Mounting Humanitarian Crisis, U.S. Court Rules in Favor of Guantánamo Prisoner Held for 14…

Staff (2021-10-21). Ilhan Omar Blasts Manchin & Sinema for Siding with Big Pharma, Big Oil & Wall Street in Budget Talks. democracynow.org For weeks, conservative Democrats in Congress have prevented the passage of the Build Back Better Act and the Freedom to Vote Act. Congressmember Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has been a vocal critic of Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who have stalled the bills and forced President Biden to radically scale back the price tag of his agenda. "All Democrats are essentially on board," Omar says, "except for these two, who are essentially doing the bidding of Big Pharma, Big Oil and Wall Street." The Build Back Better Act, which began at $3.5 trillion when Biden introduced the bill, has…

Amy Goodman (2021-10-21). Omar: Manchin and Sinema Are Doing Big Pharma, Big Oil and Wall Street's Bidding. truthout.org For weeks, conservative Democrats in Congress have prevented the passage of the Build Back Better Act and the Freedom to Vote Act. Congressmember Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has been a vocal critic of Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who have stalled the bills and forced President Biden to radically scale back the price tag of his agenda. "All Democrats are essentially on board," Omar says, "except for these two, who are essentially doing the bidding of Big Pharm…

William Rivers Pitt (2021-10-21). Sinema and Manchin Go for the Throat of the Social Infrastructure Bill. truthout.org If an accurate history of the Build Back Better Act is written, the "process" of crafting that legislation will go down as one of the most shamelessly corrupt bag jobs in the annals of American politics… and friends, that is saying something. | At this juncture, even minke whales plying the frigid seas beneath the diminishing ice of Antarctica have heard about how Joe Manchin screwed them, and the rest of us, in the name of fossil fuel money. The lobbyists in Manchin's ear have been about as s…

Chris Walker (2021-10-21). AOC: GOP Opposes Build Back Better Because They Fear "A Changing Country" truthout.org When asked about Republicans' refusal to negotiate with Democrats on the Build Back Better Act, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) said that the GOP is upset because the country's attitudes and demographics are changing. | "I think that they are upset about a changing country,"

El Faro English (2021-10-21). From EL FARO ENGLISH: Does God Support Corrupt Leaders? latinorebels.com Central America, in Brief: Presidents and lawmakers in Guatemala and El Salvador have pivoted toward religious rhetoric and policymaking in response to increased public scrutiny. The Salvadoran legislature cited the Bible while striking down a partial decriminalization of abortion this week, following the footsteps of Ortega's alliance with conservative Nicaraguan churches since returning to power in 2007. The phenomenon may also spread to Costa Rica, set to hold presidential elections in February.

The Socialist Program (2021-10-21). Secrets of the Ultra-Rich Exposed: Global Network of Tax Havens Cater to the Capitalists. liberationnews.org Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the Pandora Papers — the massive leak of financial information exposing how the rich and powerful hide their assets in tax havens around the world. How does this institutionalized system of tax evasion function? What does this tell us about how the capitalist system works?>

teleSUR, SH (2021-10-21). Congreso colombiano abrirá el debate sobre los Pandora Papers. telesurtv.net La vicepresidenta Marta Lucía Ramírez es una de las funcionarias colombianos citadas en la investigación de los Pandora Papers.

teleSUR, drl, JCM (2021-10-21). Lasso decide no ir a la comisión investigadora de Pandora Papers. telesurtv.net Tampoco lo harán la esposa e hijo del presidente ecuatoriano, quien dijo estar dispuesto a recibir la comisión.

Marcelo Colussi (2021-10-21). Papeles de Pandora: øLucha contra la corrupción o mecanismo distractor? globalizacion.ca øCorrupción o explotación? | øPor qué hay ricos y pobres? Si eso no es un destino natural o un designio divino, debe haber otra explicación. Marx consagró su vida a investigarlo. De los tres tomos de su obra cumbre, El Capital,…

Orinoco Tribune (2021-10-21). 'State terrorism': Alfred de Zayas on Alex Saab kidnapping. mronline.org "'Lawfare' is a modern epidemic. In the past, governments did what they wanted and got away with it. Today they attempt to throw a cloak of legality over their abuse of extradition treaties and subvert the administration of justice in the process," wrote the historian.

Editor2 (2021-10-21). The US Flies Alex Saab Out From Cabo Verde Without Court Order or Extradition Treaty. orinocotribune.com By Dan Kovalik — Oct 18, 2021 | On October 16, Colombian businessman and Venezuelan Special Envoy Alex Saab was in practical terms kidnapped for the second time, first by Cabo Verde under pressure from Washington, and now by the U.S., in flagrant violation of international law. | For nearly a year and a half, Saab had been imprisoned on the island nation of Cabo Verde, 400 miles off the northwestern coast of Africa in the Atlantic. As a Bloomberg article

teleSUR, MER (2021-10-21). Esposa de Alex Saab: Todo el proceso ha sido ilegal desde su detención. telesurtv.net Camilla Fabri denunció que el diplomático fue víctima de torturas físicas y psicológicas durante su detención ilegal.

_____ (2021-10-21). The United States Is Doubling Down On Deadly Sanctions. popularresistance.org Washington, DC – The 2021 Sanctions Review Report released by the United States Department of the Treasury on October 18 is an ominous warning. This unsigned report should set off international alarm bells among human rights organizations, international health agencies and peace, justice, and community groups , impacted countries and most countries in the United Nations. | One of President Biden's first actions in office was to call for a review of existing US and multilateral financial and economic sanctions to evaluate whether they are "unduly hindering" targeted countries' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. T…

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-10-21). Advocacy Groups Blast US Treasury Sanctions Review for Failing to Address Civilian Harm. venezuelanalysis.com The US Treasury Department's sanctions review sparked criticism for focusing on how to "modernize" coercive measures.

Mickey Z. (2021-10-21). At a New York City Anti-Mandate Rally. dissidentvoice.org (Mickey Z) Last month, I stopped by an anti-mandate rally at Columbus Circle/Central Park for a little while. While I was there, a band played mellow music. Much of the crowd was singing along and dancing as I wandered around taking photos and feeling happy to see so many people in attendance — speaking out …

_____ (2021-10-21). Bolivia Remains Relentless Against Coup Plotters. popularresistance.org October 20 Bolivia will mark two years since what became the preamble to a violent and bloody coup d'état against former president Evo Morales (2006-2019). On that day, as the people went to the polls to re-elect the indigenous leader, the most extremist fringes of the country's right-wing began maneuvering from behind the scenes to overthrow the government. | The story of what happened after Election Day is well known. The Organization of American States (OAS) insisted that Morales' new victory was the result of widespread electoral fraud -although it had no evidence-, thus paving the way for the opposition to t…

Ann Brown (2021-10-21). Remembering When Elijah Muhammad Started A Black Bank In Chicago: 5 Things To Know. moguldom.com In 1964, the Nation of Islam introduced a Three-Year Economic Plan or National Savings Plan specifically to help Black people achieve financial independence. Formulated by longtime NOI leader, Elijah Muhammad, the plan called for opening a Nation of Islam bank. Under this plan, Muhammad urged Black people to sacrifice for three years, purchasing no more …

Laurence M. Vance (2021-10-21). Why Not Abandon All Foreign Bases? globalresearch.ca

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-10-21). Africa Condemns the Continuing Imperialist Legacy of France. globalresearch.ca

Jenny Farrell (2021-10-21). Liam O'Flaherty and the Irish Free State on its centennial. peoplesworld.org Thomas O'Flaherty from the Irish-speaking Aran islands, was a founding member of the Communist Party USA and one of this People's World's early contributors—back when it was the Daily Worker, and even before. Apart from his journalism, this deeply political writer also authored short stories. He was the brother of Liam O'Flaherty, who shared his …

Dario Alvarez (2021-10-21). My Life Was Derailed By a Traffic Ticket. aclu.org The morning started out like any other. I was on my way to work at a food safety lab, in a new car with tinted windows and a temporary plate displayed behind tinted windows. A highway patrol officer pulled me over and gave me a ticket for the windows and for not having a license plate, because he couldn't see it. I thought it was a minor infraction. I didn't know it would kick off an ordeal that has cost me thousands of dollars and three jobs for over a decade since. That traffic ticket changed my life and I am still feeling the effects every day. | I ended up facing fines of about $500 in total, including abo…

Srdja Trifkovic (2021-10-21). Colin Powell: A Neocon Fellow Traveler. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-10-21). Uprising continues inside Israeli occupation prisons as more Palestinian prisoners join collective strike. samidoun.net Mahmoud al-Ardah, the leader of the Freedom Tunnel operation in which six Palestinian prisoners liberated themselves from Gilboa prison, launched an open hunger strike on 21 October in the Ayalon prison in Ramleh where he is held. He launched his strike to reject the arbitrary penalties and deprivation of rights imposed upon him and his […] | The article

Pepe Escobar (2021-10-21). "Global Shake in the 21st Century": Sochi Meeting Probes the Utopia of a Multipolar World. globalresearch.ca

Makia Freeman (2021-10-21). 10 Current Trends of Operation Coronavirus as of October 2021. globalresearch.ca

Tamara Nassar (2021-10-21). Israel kills child and steals his body. electronicintifada.net Amjad Abu Sultan is the 14th child killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank this year.

Stephen Sefton (2021-10-21). US Sponsored NGOs against Nicaragua's Sandinista Government: The Truth About Recent Violence in Bosawas. globalresearch.ca

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-21). If All Refugees Lived in One Place, It Would Be the 17th Most Populous Country in the World. dissidentvoice.org Jaime de Guzman (Philippines), Metamorphosis II, 1970. On 5 October, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a historic, non-legally binding resolution that 'recognises the right to a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment as a human right that is important for the enjoyment of human rights'. Such a right should force governments who sit …

Zero Hedge (2021-10-21). White House Details Plan to "Quickly" Vaccinate 28 Million Children Age 5-11. globalresearch.ca

Adri Nieuwhof (2021-10-21). How Dutch Israel lobby attacks free speech. electronicintifada.net Dozens of incidents include smear campaigns and threats of violence.

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-21). What Is The Delta Plus Variant? Here Are The Actual Facts About The Risks. moguldom.com The delta variant, first discovered in India in December 2020 before it spread around the globe, has been making headlines in recent days because it has a new mutation: delta plus. Scientists in the U.K. are investigating new concerns about the delta plus variant, also known as AY.4.2, amid rising caes. They are concerned about …

rebekah (2021-10-21). Phil Knight's Big Tax Dodge: A Q&A With Tax Attorney Bob Lord. inequality.org

Nicholas Stender (2021-10-21). Crimes against humanity: Brazilian Congress issues damning report on Bolsonaro's COVID response. liberationnews.org Nine charges are recommended for Bolsonaro himself, including that of crimes against humanity.

Staff (2021-10-21). CNE Approves Regulations Governing 21N Election Campaign. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, October 19, in order to regulate the electoral campaigns and promotional material of more than 70,000 candidates, parties, and Indigenous organizations participating in Venezuela's mega-elections of November 21, the National Electoral Council (CNE) published Specific Regulations that will govern these activities, with the sole objective of maintaining a democratic and fair environment at all levels of the electoral process. | As stipulated in the document, shared with the public on the electoral authority's Twitter account, the electoral campaign period will formally begin at 6: 00 a.m. on the mornin…

Andrew Korybko (2021-10-21). Poland Threw Down the Gauntlet to the EU. globalresearch.ca

Dean Baker (2021-10-21). Between 1989 and 2020, Spending on Prescription Drugs Rose from 0.6 Percent of GDP to 2.4 Percent of GDP. cepr.net The current level of spending of roughly $500 billion a year comes to more than $1,500 for every person in the country.

Laura Wells (2021-10-21). Ten Things for US to Understand about Latin America. dissidentvoice.org The United States — the land and people — will be a lot better off when the idea of US supremacy is dropped. Toward that end, and toward the goal of a better world, here are ten things for US to understand about Latin America. This piece has a special focus on Nicaragua, a country …

Tamara Nassar (2021-10-21). 100 days without food in a fight for freedom. electronicintifada.net Prison authorities continue reprisals following great escape.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-21). Bastille 2.0: "Real Regime Change": Building Protest and Resistance against the Covid-19 Agenda. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-21). Nicaragua Is The Exception: Letter To A Cynic. popularresistance.org "That's unbelievable," my father-in-law wrote me from Ireland after watching me give a statistic-heavy webinar on the advances for the poor in Nicaragua since 2007. | "I know, right?" I replied. | "No, I mean it's actually unbelievable," he wrote back. "For cynical people like me, our faith in humanity has been undermined. The story of a government really looking after ordinary people is too good to be true." | I understand what he means. If I hadn't been living in Nicaragua for the last 20 years and hadn't seen with my own eyes the changes since the Sandinista government came back in to power with a pro poor str…

Ann Brown (2021-10-21). Was Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg A White Supremacist Democrat? 3 Things To know. moguldom.com The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was considered a champion for women's rights and liberal policies but how much of a supporter was she for Black Americans? Some Supreme Court followers think she might have been more foe than friend to Black people in America. She was often praised for her bold stances. …

Staff (2021-10-21). US Treasury Opposes Cryptocurrencies to Deepen Illegal 'Sanctions'. orinocotribune.com This week, a broad review was published of the unilateral coercive measures—euphemistically referred to as "sanctions"—administered and enforced by the US Department of the Treasury (USDT). For its preparation, USDT reviewers met with members of Congress and their staff, inter-institutional partners, private actors, foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, academics, and Treasury staff specialized in these illegal actions. Unilateral coercive measures have been labeled by United Nations experts as instruments of collective punishment that likely qualify as crimes against humanity. | The re…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-21). Video: First Iraq, Then Iran: U.S "Intelligence" Copied and Pasted From the Internet. Colin Powell's February 5, 2003 Presentation to the UNSC. globalresearch.ca Fake intelligence as well as plagiarized quotations had been slipped into an official intelligence report pertaining to Iraq's WMD presented to the UN Security Council by Secretary of State Colin Powell on February 5, 2003.

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2021-10-21). Miles de trabajadores de John Deere huelga el gigante agrícola. peoplesworld.org DES MOINES, Iowa — La intransigencia de la compañía por cambiar un mal ambiente de trabajo y la negativa a dar a los trabajadores un salario decente — más ninguna pensión para los nuevos empleados — obligó a 10,000 miembros del UAW en las plantas de maquinaria agrícola John Deere en Illinois, Iowa y Kansas …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-21). What Is Stagflation? Why Economists Are Concerned It Could Knock Out The US Economy. moguldom.com Stagflation. It's a word that's been used heavily by economists in recent weeks, but what exactly does it mean. According to Investopedia, "Stagflation is characterized by slow economic growth and relatively high unemployment — or economic stagnation — which is at the same time accompanied by rising prices." In lay terms, stagflation occurs when inflation and economic …

Joe Lauria (2021-10-21). House Intelligence Committee Seeks Answers from CIA on Plot Against Assange. globalresearch.ca

Dana Sanchez (2021-10-21). JPMorgan Claims Bitcoin Is Going Up Because Of Inflation. moguldom.com Bitcoin's surge this week to record highs is being driven by inflation, not necessarily by exuberance over the newly launched, first-ever U.S. Bitcoin-linked exchange-traded fund, according to JP Morgan & Co. strategists. Bitcoin was trading at $62,578 as of this writing, after reaching a record high of $66,999 on Wednesday. Some investors and analysts have …

rebekah (2021-10-21). Phil Knight's Big Tax Dodge: A Wonky Q&A With Tax Attorney Bob Lord. inequality.org

Shane Quinn (2021-10-21). History of World War II: 80 Years Ago, The Battle of Moscow. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-21). Melbourne: The Longest in Lockdown. asia-pacificresearch.com

Shane Pemmelaar (2021-10-21). Victoria Police Use of Anti-riot Weapons Condemned. asia-pacificresearch.com

Brian Berletic (2021-10-21). US Marines on Taiwan: Major Provocation, but Not News. asia-pacificresearch.com

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-10-21). Are the COVID Jabs Responsible for Rising Mortality Trends? globalresearch.ca

Fight Back (2021-10-21). Students say, 'The uprising continues' at 15th Annual SDS Conference in Minnesota. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On the weekend of Oct. 16-17, almost 170 students convened at the University of Minnesota for the 15th National Convention of National Students for a Democratic Society. It was the first time SDS organizers had gathered together physically since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Last year, SDS hosted a series of national webinars, but this experience was vastly different. Student organizers gathered together to discuss the four crises of the last two years – pandemic, economic crisis, police killings, and environmental disasters. Another theme was "From George Floyd to Winston Smith, The Upr…

Aditi Ramaswami (2021-10-21). MIDDAY POSTER: One Villainous Joe Crowns Another. dailyposter.com

teleSUR (2021-10-21). French Solidarity Organizations Send Medical Donations to Cuba. telesurenglish.net In declarations to Prensa Latina, the president of the Montpellier Cuba Solidarité association said that the container was filled in the southern city, aid that will leave tomorrow for the Caribbean country, where it will arrive in the second half of next month. | RELATED: | The shipment destined to support Cuba's efforts in the fight against COVID-19 includes, among other means, 21 electric beds for hospital use, 1…

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