2021-10-29: News Headlines

_____ (2021-10-29). Julian Assange Exposes Western Corruption More Than Ever, Even While in Solitary Confinement. strategic-culture.org The iniquity must stop. Julian Assange must be freed immediately. | The longer that the travesty of Julian Assange's imprisonment goes on, the more his plight exposes the corruption of the United States government and its Western allies. | He has been persecuted under three U.S. presidencies: Obama, Trump, and now Biden. That shows the continuity of a systematic criminal policy to destroy free speech and independent journalism. | This week saw the U.S. government appealing an earlier British court ruling in January against Assange being extradited to the United States. There were two days of hearings at the High…

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-29). Being a child in Yemen is the stuff of nightmares: The Forty-Third Newsletter (2021). mronline.org Since February 2021, the military forces of Ansar Allah have made a push to capture the central town of Marib, which is not only at the epicentre of Yemen's modest oil refining project but is also one of the few parts of the country still controlled by President Hadi.

Joe Lauria (2021-10-29). Day Two — 'CIA Tried to Kill Assange;' US: 'He's Only Moderately Depressed & Won't Go to Isolation'. globalresearch.ca

Chris Hedges (2021-10-29). Julian Assange: The Most Important Battle for Press Freedom in Our Time. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-29). The Most Important Battle For Press Freedom In Our Time. popularresistance.org Washington, DC – For the past two days, I have been watching the extradition hearing for Julian Assange via video link from London. The United States is appealing a lower court ruling that denied the US request to extradite Assange not, unfortunately, because in the eyes of the court he is innocent of a crime, but because, as Judge Vanessa Baraitser in January concluded, Assange's precarious psychological state would deteriorate given the "harsh conditions" of the inhumane US prison system, "causing him to commit suicide." The United States has charged Assange with 17 counts under the Espionage Act and one count…

Marjorie Cohn (2021-10-29). Biden's DOJ Dismissed Suicide Risk for Assange in Appeal of Extradition Denial. truthout.org The Biden administration asked two United Kingdom High Court judges to overturn the British district judge's denial of extradition of journalist Julian Assange this week during an October 26-27 appeals hearing in London. If extradited to the United States, the WikiLeaks founder would face 175 years in prison for

_____ (2021-10-29). CIA's War On Assange, Their 'Most Prominent Critic' Takes Center Stage. popularresistance.org The Central Intelligence Agency's record of retaliation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, including reported plans to kidnap or assassinate him, was focused on during the second day of the United States government's appeal hearing. | It was part of the Assange legal team's effort to convince the High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom of the gravity of the risks, which Assange would face if they overturn a district judge's decision and allow extradition. | Mark Summers QC, one of Assange's attorneys, contended this was the "first time the U.S. had sought the assistance of a U.K. court in obtaining jur…

Brittani Banks (2021-10-29). Why the Troubled U.S. Empire Could Quickly Fall Apart. independentmediainstitute.org The U.S. wars lost in Iraq and Afghanistan showed imperial overreach beyond what even 20 years of war could manage. That the defeats were drawn out for so many years shows that domestic politics and the funding of the domestic military-industrial complex were, more than geopolitics, the key drivers of these wars. Empires can die …

Rick Sterling (2021-10-29). Indigenous Leaders in Nicaragua Speak Out Against Western Media and NGOs. dissidentvoice.org Nicaragua has an election to choose their president and national assembly on November 7. According to polls, the Sandinista Front (FSLN) currently in government is expected to win the presidency and a majority of seats in the assembly. At the same time, the Sandinista government is intensely disliked by Washington and there has been a …

_____ (2021-10-29). Allegations against Blue Helmets in the CAR are on the Rise! journal-neo.org During the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, the Central African Republic once again questioned the ineffectiveness of the Blue Helmets in the country, repeated accusations of staff members of the multidisciplinary, international mission in the CAR (MINUSCA) of pandering to radicals and other crimes against the indigenous population of the state. UN peacekeepers, over …

Staff (2021-10-29). Blockade Against Venezuela Makes US Businesses Suffer: US Exports Dropped by 93% from 2012 to 2020. orinocotribune.com Nine months after Joe Biden's inauguration as the president of the United States, his government is at the center of international public opinion, with great expectations regarding its relations with Venezuela and different versions about the handling of illegal sanctions and the blockade affecting millions of Venezuelans. | In this situation, Venezuelan media recently published a journalistic investigation, according to which US business owners are currently exerting pressure on President Biden. These groups are also suffering the consequences of the unilateral coercive measures that are supposedly applied again…

Editor (2021-10-29). The Holy Land Foundation Five: How U.S.-Israeli geopolitics cruelly warped the U.S. judicial process. mronline.org While Bush rushed to designate the Holy Land Foundation a terrorist organization and declare that closing them down was somehow a great achievement in the fight against terrorism, the fact of the matter was that he had no proof.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-10-29). Unsubstantiated Rumors About Test of Hypersonic Missile Leads to Escalation of Tensions Between US and China. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-29). Why Defending Nicaragua Is Important. popularresistance.org Since at least the start of the 21st century, if not earlier, two global trends have emerged very clearly. Firstly, increased North American and European aggression overseas has been accompanied by increased economic and political domestic repression in the US itself and its allied countries. This domestic repression has reached unprecedented levels over the last two years, | Secondly, despite the apparent demise of Western led economic globalization, North American and European corporate influence under various guises has co-opted international policy making and governance, as writers from Cory Morningstar to Ia…

Steve Gillis (2021-10-29). ACT UP Boston demands 'Housing & health care, not jails!'. workers.org Boston ACT UP Boston with the SIF MA NOW! Coalition at the Boston Science March, April 22, 2017. A SIF is a medically supervised injecting facility, a harm-reduction strategy for drug users. WW PHOTO: Steve Gillis. On Oct. 19, Massachusetts Republican Governor Charlie Baker, Democrat Attorney General Maura Healy and . . . |

Editor (2021-10-29). Neoliberalism and the crisis of higher education. mronline.org Neoliberalism is the dominant ideology of this historical moment. It includes a belief in the following: the efficiency of the free market and the deregulation and privatization of the public sector that markets require; tax reduction; abandoning the welfare state; and replacing the notion of the public good with a personal responsibility for one's own welfare.

IMEMC (2021-10-29). Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. globalresearch.ca

Editor2 (2021-10-29). 'How to Prepare a Coup d'État'—the Latest Recipe of the Peruvian Right-Wing Parties. orinocotribune.com By Marcos Maranges — Oct 26, 2021 | This last week was one of the most tense since Pedro Castillo became Peru's president last May. The Congress, with a right-wing majority, is eager to disarm the executive branch so they can technically annul Castillo's electoral triumph over the extreme-right candidate Keiko Fujimori. | For those who do not follow the South American country's internal policies, this may seem like a last-minute move by right-wing sectors, but it is not. The coup was immediately set into motion once Castillo won the presidential runoff early this year. | The first step was to cast doubts ove…

WSWS (2021-10-29). Video: The social crisis facing young people and the fight against Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org IYSSE members say, "Students and youth the world over are bearing the brunt of a social crisis brought on by the pro-business official response to the pandemic."

Ben Radford (2021-10-29). Peru: Democracy under attack from right-wing forces. greenleft.org.au Pedro Castillo, leader of the left-wing Peru Libre party, was sworn in as Peru's president on July 28, reports Ben Radford. Since then, his government has faced a campaign of destabilisation from the right-wing opposition.

David Swanson (2021-10-29). Video: David Swanson on War and Climate. warisacrime.org By People-Powered Planet Podcast, October 28, 2021 David Swanson, co-founder of World BEYOND War will tell us about the big campaign to get COP26 to include the biggest source of environmental damage of all: the Military/War System. See David's clever story "Harry Potter and the Secret of COP26" War and war preparations are one of …

_____ (2021-10-29). Being A Child In Yemen Is The Stuff Of Nightmares. popularresistance.org In March 2015, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — along with other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) — began to bomb Yemen. These countries entered a conflict that had been ongoing for at least a year as a civil war escalated between the government of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, the Ansar Allah movement of the Zaidi Shia, and al-Qaeda. The GCC — led by the Saudi monarchy — wanted to prevent any Shia political project, whether aligned with Iran or not, from taking power along Saudi Arabia's border. The attack on Yemen can be described, therefore, as an attack by th…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-29). Turkey Deploys More Militants In Northeastern Syria Amid Report Of Near Operation Against Kurdish Forces. southfront.org illustrative image. | Turkey has deployed more of its proxies in the areas occupied by its forces in northeastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on October 29. | According to the London-based monitoring group, several groups of Turkish-backed militants were sent from the Turkish-occupied areas in the northern countryside of Aleppo to the occupied areas in the northern countryside of Raqqa and al-Hasakah through Turkey's territory. | The militants were sent by the Hamzah Division, the Rahman Legion, t…

TASS (2021-10-29). Taliban pressing G20 to hurry in providing its promised $1.2 bln in aid to Afghanistan. tass.com Spokesman Muhammad Suhail Shaheen stressed that the government is ready to cooperate through the relevant agencies and other NGOs…

Anish R (2021-10-29). Julian Assange's lawyers yet again expose inconsistencies in US arguments during appeals hearing. peoplesdispatch.org While the prosecution representing the US tried to discredit the district judge who denied the extradition request, the defense brought up the CIA's plans to assassinate Assange before moving to prosecute him…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-29). The CIA, Empty Assurances and Assange's Defence. dissidentvoice.org The second day of appellate proceedings by the United States against Julian Assange saw the defence make their case against the overturning of District Court Judge Vanessa Baraitser's January ruling. Any extradition to the US, she concluded, would be so oppressive to the publisher as to render it unjust under UK extradition law. Before the …

_____ (2021-10-29). USA Vs. Assange Day Two: 'CIA Tried To Kill Assange'. popularresistance.org The United States vowed that only a "moderately depressed" Julian Assange would serve time in a humane U.S. prison if he is extradited, while lawyers for Assange told the High Court that the Central Intelligence Agency plotted to assassinate him, as a two-day U.S. appeal hearing came to a close on Thursday in London. | The U.S. is seeking to overturn a lower court decision in January not to extradite the imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher on the grounds that he is at high risk of suicide if he faced time isolated in a harsh American prison. | A prosecutor for the U.S. set out over the course of the hearing to convinc…

WSWS (2021-10-29). Assange's fiancé Stella Moris speaks outside court: "This political persecution must end!" wsws.org "This is a political persecution that has used the law, extradition law, as a tool to further its political agenda."

WSWS (2021-10-29). US plotted Assange's "assassination, kidnap, rendering, poisoning" wsws.org Assange's defence made clear that the UK government and its judiciary are participants in a slow-motion assassination, under only the thinnest veneer of pseudo-legality.

WSWS (2021-10-29). Assange's fiancée Stella Moris speaks outside court: This political persecution must end! wsws.org "This is a political persecution that has used the law, extradition law, as a tool to further its political agenda."

Staff (2021-10-29). Headlines for October 29, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Unveils Stripped-Down Build Back Better Act After Sens. Manchin, Sinema Demand Cuts, Big Oil Executives Grilled by House Democrats over Deception on Climate Crisis, As Climate Crisis Worsens, 10 World Heritage Forests Become Net Carbon Emitters, China Won't Commit to New Emissions Targets Ahead of COP26 Climate Summit , Protesters at Site of COP26 Climate Summit Demand Real Action to Limit Warming to 1.5 ∞C, Ahead of G20, Protesters Demand Biden Make COVID-19 Vaccines Available to Poor Countries, Sudanese Protester Deaths Mount After Monday's Military Coup, Guantánamo Bay Prisoner Describes Surviving…

sputniknews (2021-10-29). 'Childish Remarks': Iran Slams Israeli Envoy to India For Accusing It of 'Destabilising' West Asia. sputniknews.com Besides the UAE, Israel last year also normalised ties with Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco. All the diplomatic agreements were mediated by the US under former President Donald Trump. Iran has labelled the so-called Abraham Accords as "strategic idiocy" and a "stab on the back" of Palestinian people.

sputniknews (2021-10-29). 'Meta as in METAstasizing': Democrats Dunk on Facebook Following Rebrand. sputniknews.com Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that his company would be renamed 'Meta', ostensibly to bring the tech giant into line with its 'metaverse' concept — a vision of a futuristic online world accessible to users through virtual and augmented reality technologies.

Mattea Kramer (2021-10-29). Anti-Imperialism You Can Try at Home. zcomm.org Reparations May Be One Cure for What Ails Us…

Tony Norfield (2021-10-29). Winston Churchill & British Imperialism. globalresearch.ca

Miya Tada (2021-10-29). FILM SCREENING: SHADOW WORLD. peoplesforum.org Join us on Friday, October 29th, from 6: 00 to 8: 00pm EDT for a screening of Shadow World, a documentary on the billion-dollar global arms trade! Based on the book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, Johan Grimonprez and Anadil Hossain collaborate with the author, Andrew Feinstein, to explore how the international weapons industry undermines democracy and perpetuates human suffering. This screening will also feature an introduction by the author and filmmaker, Andrew Feinstein! | Due to capacity limitations, we are asking that folks put in a $6 deposit per seat to reserve a spot. The screenings are fre…

Derek Royden (2021-10-29). Power to the (working) people: The Great Resignation could change how we relate to work. nationofchange.org Only time will tell if working people, both those organized in unions and those who are not, will be able to take advantage of this moment to overthrow the mini dictatorships so many labor under.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-10-29). Seeing the forest, and the trees: Labor backs trimmed Build Back Better. peoplesworld.org "Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made." —Attributed, erroneously, to famed German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck "Politics is the art of the possible." —A real Bismarck quote, from 1867 WASHINGTON—There's been a lot of sausage-making going on at the White House and on Capitol Hill over the last several months …

Hector Luis Alamo (2021-10-29). Workers at El Milagro Tortillería in Chicago Take On Bosses. latinorebels.com Workers at El Milagro tortilleria in Chicago are in a fight with management over illegal labor practices, including the denial of paid sick days, immigration threats, and armed surveillance.

Latino USA (2021-10-29). The Invisible Cost Of Care (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com In this episode, we dive into the high cost of caregiving labor for so many women, through the story of Daniela Contreras.

WSWS (2021-10-29). US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh feigns support for Kellogg's strike in visit to picket line. wsws.org Walsh, the former mayor of Boston and ex-union bureaucrat, exemplifies the corrupt corporatist relations between the unions, the corporations and the capitalist state which Biden is seeking to develop in order to strangle the growing movement of the working class.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-29). Biden's Plan For Mass IRS Surveillance Of US Bank Accounts Fails, Blocked By Sen. Manchin. moguldom.com After President Joe Biden made significant concessions on his Build Back Better economic plan, another of his proposals which calls for mass IRS surveillance of bank accounts has been blocked — and this time it's with the help of a member of his own party — Sen. Joe Manchin. The Biden administration said it proposed …

Ann Brown (2021-10-29). Biden Folds On Election Promise Of Paid Family Leave, Some Democrats Angry He Won't Fight For It. moguldom.com Another election promise seems to have bitten the dust. While campaigning, President Joe Biden vowed to institute paid family level. He included it in his massive Build Back Better spending package, but the initiative appears headed for the scrap heap. There have been weeks of negotiations and the Democrats have had to keep whittling the …

WSWS (2021-10-29). Biden's incredible shrinking social "reform" bill. wsws.org The "Build Back Better" legislation has been reduced to a fig leaf of reformist pretense, without a single dollar of additional taxation on the wealthy.

Staff (2021-10-29). "A Pivotal Change": Economist Darrick Hamilton on What the Build Back Better Act Could Accomplish. democracynow.org Democrats in Washington remain divided over two key bills at the center of President Biden's domestic agenda: a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and the $1.85 trillion Build Back Better plan, which has been cut down from $3.5 trillion. Even though Biden's latest framework is almost half the size of the original proposal, conservative Democratic Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona are still refusing to commit to its passage. The new proposal strips out several key provisions, including paid family leave, free community college, expanded Medicare coverage for dental and vis…

Sasha Abramsky (2021-10-29). The Centerpiece of the Build Back Better Climate Plan Has Been Stripped Out. truthout.org Months into the Democrats' messy, public internal debates on President Joe Biden's Build Back Better spending plans — and despite a massive effort by Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speak Nancy Pelosi to seal the deal this week — it is still far from clear whether the factions of the party will work out a way to pass the reconciliation bill, which has already been chiseled down beyond recognition. | In an effort to prevent the bill from being gutted even furth…

Badri Raina (2021-10-29). Two Cheers for Satya Pal Malik. He Says It Like It Is, Even If It Shows Up Modi. zcomm.org He has alleged corruption in high places but the prime minister seems least concerned…

Dana Sanchez (2021-10-29). Biden Is Considering Payments Of $450,000 Per Person To Those Impacted By Trump's Zero-Tolerance Border Policies. moguldom.com Black Twitter users have questions about an unconfirmed report that the Biden administration is in talks to offer money to immigrant families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration. Tweets reflect frustration that immigrant families, most of whom crossed into the U.S. illegally, may be compensated while H.R. 40, a proposed, …

Editor (2021-10-29). Review: The Alienation of Love. mronline.org More than just bear it, capitalists today demand we love our exploitation. Sara Bennett reviews a new book on the new emotional demands on workers, arguing it aid us in our understanding of modern class relations.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-29). Turkey: NATO ships engage in "planning and execution of mine warfare" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Ships Participate In Turkish Exercise Nusret 2021 Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) participated in the Turkish-led maritime exercise NUSRET 2021 in the Aegean Sea off Canakkale, Turkey. SNMCMG2, consisting of flagship ESPS Rayo, TCG Edincik, ESPS Segura, ITS Viareggio and HS Evropi, joined the other units from the Turkish Navy. NUSRET is …

Eric A. Gordon (2021-10-29). 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones': First Black composer at Metropolitan Opera. peoplesworld.org History was made at New York City's world-famous Metropolitan Opera when it opened the season on September 27 with its first work written by a Black composer, jazz musician, and well-known scorer of many Spike Lee films, Terence Blanchard (b. 1962). The libretto by Kasi Lemmons (b. 1961) to Fire Shut Up in My Bones …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-10-29). Panel report, Dr. Birx: Trump ignored coronavirus deaths in meatpacking plants. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The GOP Trump White House officials assigned to direct the nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic concentrated instead on his re-election campaign, a new report, and insider testimony shows. The result was needless deaths, including in the meatpacking industry. Specifically, the House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus and its impact reviewed company data, medical records, and …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-29). Fact Check: 90 Percent Of Our Brains Develop Between 0 And Age 5. moguldom.com From birth to age 5, a child's brain develops more rapidly than at any other time in life, making experiences in the early years critical to development and growth. At birth, a child's brain is about a quarter of the size of the average adult brain. Astoundingly, it doubles in size in the first year …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-29). EUCOM/NATO commander hosts top brass for Russia Strategic Roundtable, China Strategic Roundtable. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The commander of U.S. European Command is also the top military commander of NATO: Supreme Allied Commander Europe. ==== USEUCOM Commander Hosts Russia Strategic Roundtable Commander of U.S. European Command (USEUCOM), Air Force General Tod D. Wolters, hosted a senior U.S. military leader forum focused on global campaigning and integrated deterrence at the Pentagon today. …

Bharat Dogra (2021-10-29). 11 Months Later, Indian Farmers Still Resist Laws That Help Big Business. towardfreedom.org The Indian farmers' movement is part of the worldwide struggle to save small farmer communities. The movement can gain traction if protesting farmers include the concerns of landless rural households, who now comprise almost half of households in the Indian countryside.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-29). NATO celebrates national day of Turkey, "birthplace of civilization in the world" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com North Atlantic Treaty OrganizationSupreme Headquarters Allied Powers EuropeOctober 29, 2021 Turkish National Day Meet Mehmet Cetin from NATO's Cyber Security Centre. We asked him a few questions about his country and about Turkey's National Day. NATO…benefits from experienced personnel in the Turkish Armed Forces and increases the level of interoperability among alliance members. Istanbul…connects the …

Bangkok Post (2021-10-29). Student Loses Leg after Second Cross-jab, then Dies. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-29). Navy's Underground Leaking 20 Story Jet Fuel Tanks Must Be Closed Down. popularresistance.org While the U.S. Navy continues to argue that U.S. national security requires that its 80-year-old leaking 20 story underground jet fuel tanks remain open, I argue the opposite–that for U.S. national security reasons the 200-million-gallon facility be closed down before a catastrophic leak destroys the potable water supply for 400,00 residents of Oahu. | Once the aquifer is contaminated by a predicted major fuel leak, it cannot be flushed out or be rehabilitated. U.S. Navy officials have said that the water from a contaminated aquifer would have to be filtered either by a massive filtration system that does not ye…

Ashley Curtin (2021-10-29). EPA to reconsider the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone. nationofchange.org "The Environmental Protection Agency now has an opportunity to strengthen our national, health-based standards for ground-level ozone."

_____ (2021-10-29). Billionaire Political Meddlers, Disinformation Agents Launch 'Good Information Inc.'. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, billionaires Reid Hoffman and George Soros launched Good Information Inc., a "public benefit corporation" to serve as a conduit of funds to newsrooms that "cut through the echo chambers with fact-based information." On its website, Good Information further describes itself as a "civic incubator" aimed at fostering and financially backing projects that "counter disinformation where it spreads by increasing the flow of good information online." | But more than merely providing an alternative to bad information through their own reporting, the company suggests that censorship is also on the menu: "We bel…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-10-29). Prospects for Chile: New president, new constitution, continuing turmoil. peoplesworld.org The 1973 U.S.-supported military coup against Chile's socialist government and the murder of President Salvador Allende may be old history. The Pinochet dictatorship ended in 1988 and democratic forms—elections, political parties, debate—are in place. And Chile's economy, recovering from the pandemic, is booming. For the U.S. State Department, Chile is now "a leader in promoting …

SAM (2021-10-29). Why We Need to Keep Our Super Rich 'Occupied'. inequality.org

Staff (2021-10-29). President Alberto Fernández: Argentina will not Bow to IMF. orinocotribune.com Argentina's President Alberto Fernández affirmed that his country "is not going to kneel" before the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and attached conditions to an agreement with the multilateral organization to renegotiate a debt of $44 billion, so that it "does not put at risk the future of the Argentines," international media reported. | "If we still do not come to an agreement [with the IMF] it is because we are not going to kneel, because we are going to negotiate until our people's future is not placed at risk because of debt payments," said Fernández during a tribute to former president Néstor Kirchner (…

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-10-29). Video: Watch Dr. Peter McCullough Talk About COVID Treatment and Vaccination. globalresearch.ca

Michael Payne (2021-10-29). The biggest infrastructure project of all: Rebuilding a crumbling US government. nationofchange.org The most important part of an infrastructure program would be to restore the principles of ethics and morality into the minds of our Congressional representatives.

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-29). Scientists In Study: Toxic Chemicals In McDonald's Food Linked To Smaller Testicles And Asthma. moguldom.com There are reasons fast food is known as junk food. It doesn't just make you fat. Scientists have found traces in food of toxic compounds that are used to make industrial tubing and rubber gloves, and they're calling for stronger regulations to help keep these harmful chemicals out of the food supply. These chemicals can …

Bill Meyer (2021-10-29). Palestine at the Toronto International Film Festival. peoplesworld.org Films made about the Israeli Occupation of Palestine and the plight of the Palestinians are increasing in number. The BDS movement has gained steam. At a time when even saying something against the Israeli Zionist government is deemed anti-Semitic, it takes brave artists to make truthful films about the realities in the Middle East. And …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-29). Thai activists renew push for repeal of lèse-majesté law with petitions and demonstrations. peoplesdispatch.org Different groups are trying to mobilize for repealing Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code, which they argue has been weaponized as a tool for political repression by the pro-military government…

Maia McCall (2021-10-29). Occupy Blackburn: Howard University students demand dignity. liberationnews.org On October 12, in Washington, D.C., dozens of Howard University students began occupying the Blackburn Student Center to protest housing insecurity and a range of associated concerns.

Jon Rappoport (2021-10-29). Behind Closed Doors: Medical Research Labs. globalresearch.ca

Ann Brown (2021-10-29). Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude Jr: I Don't Know How America Will Survive. Greed, Racism And Selfishness Are Hollowing It Out. moguldom.com Respected Princeton University Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. isn't too optimistic about the current state of the U.S or its future. "I don't know how this country is going to survive. Greed, racism, and selfishness are hollowing it out," Glaude tweeted Thursday. Glaude is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-29). 10 Top Quotes From Legendary Political Thinker Fannie Lou Hamer. moguldom.com Fannie Lou Hammer isn't a legend by happenstance. The passionate civil, voting and women's rights activist rose to iconic status because she did iconic things. The youngest of 20 children born to sharecropper parents, Hamer wasn't a stranger to being trampled by white supremacy. As a result, she dedicated her life to fighting for economic …

Chris Jones (2021-10-29). Zervou Refugee Camp: Silence Is Not an Option for Greece's Samos Island. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-29). Who Will Pay For The Damage From Climate Change? popularresistance.org To people in developing countries, it seems clear, the wealthy countries that caused most of the problem of climate change should pay the most to adapt to it and to solve the problem. But instead, countries like the United States lecture low low-emitting countries to do more while they extract their resources and destroy their forests. | For example, Nicaragua was an outspoken critic of the Paris climate talks because they did not go far enough. It is one of the countries most impacted by climate change, yet its own greenhouse gas footprint is one of the smallest. Nicaragua initially insisted that the Paris Accor…

TN Long (2021-10-29). Samaria Rice demands justice on anniversary of son Tamir's killing. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—With the seventh anniversary of her son Tamir Rice's murder approaching, Samaria Rice is renewing her call for accountability, demanding the Department of Justice reopen Tamir's case and that civil rights charges be brought against the police involved. Tamir was killed in Cleveland when he was 12-years-old by Timothy Loehmann, a white police officer, in 2014. …

_____ (2021-10-29). Iraq: Elections are Over; What's Next? journal-neo.org Iraqis voted for a new parliament in the October 10 election, but it could be weeks or months before a viable new government takes office. This is why locals didn't go dancing in the streets at all after the last election. Still, a healthy democratic process seems to have resulted in the best possible outcome, …

Editor (2021-10-29). Communists face rare crackdown in Russia, upending old balance. mronline.org Boris Kagarlitsky, a veteran left-wing dissident, holds the distinction of having been a political prisoner under the regimes of Leonid Brezhnev and Boris Yeltsin. Now he can add President Vladimir Putin to that list.

Kelly Kunzl (2021-10-29). Summer raids on rights groups foreshadowed "terrorist" designation. electronicintifada.net Israel has been attacking Palestinian activists for decades.

Anzy Adams (2021-10-29). San Diego marches for National Day Against Police Brutality. liberationnews.org When it comes to in-custody deaths and police violence, San Diego has one of the worst records in the country, but working class and oppressed people are organizing to end to police terror.

_____ (2021-10-29). Why Developing Countries Say Net-Zero Is 'Against Climate Justice'. popularresistance.org In less than a week, world leaders will convene in Glasgow for the most important climate conference of the year, the United Nations' COP26. One of the biggest questions of the conference is whether developed countries like the U.S. will finally cough up the rest of the money they promised to poorer nations a decade ago to help them cut emissions and adapt to climate change. But as the conference draws near, the paucity of funding isn't the only thing drawing the ire of developing countries and breeding distrust. | Last week, a coalition of 24 developing nations that work together on international negotiations is…

Andrew Korybko (2021-10-29). The Latest Data Proves that Chinese-US Trade Is Mutually Beneficial. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-10-29). CNE President Meets with Head of EU Election Observation Mission. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, October 28, the president of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, received Isabel Santos, head of the Election Observation Mission (EOM) of the European Union (EU), and Xabier Melián, Santos' attaché in the presidency of the team that will survey municipal and regional elections scheduled for November 21. | The meeting was reported by the electoral authority through its Twitter account, @cneesvzla, where it was explained that the meeting was the first point on Santos' agenda to define the details regarding the deployment of the mission during the upcoming electoral proces…

_____ (2021-10-29). The 'Smoke And Mirrors' Billionaires Tax. popularresistance.org With the introduction of these two 'smoke and mirrors' tax measures, negotiations enter the 'end game' phase of the corporate strategy to beat back the two stimulus bills—the traditional Infrastructure Bill (now $0.55T new spending reduced from $2.3T) and the Human Infrastructure/Reconciliation Bill (now $1.75T reduced from $3.5T). | The strategy to slash the level of spending in both bills has been driven behind the scenes by the corporate wing of the Democrat party, with Senators Manchin and Sinema as their negotiating 'point persons'. The strategy has always been to cut the magnitude of spending on both…

Aseel Jundi (2021-10-29). Jerusalem Palestinians Fight to Preserve Cemetery Slated for Demolition. globalresearch.ca

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-10-29). Campaign for Venezuela's 21N Regional Elections Begins: How Many Candidates are There? orinocotribune.com According to the schedule established by Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), the campaign for Venezuela's November 21 regional and municipal "mega-elections" officially began today. Venezuelans will select governors, mayors, city councilors, and regional legislators during the process. | It is an event that brings together almost 68,000 male and female candidates from the different opposition groups against 3,072 candidates nominated by the Great Patriotic Pole (GPP). This last alliance, that of Chavismo, has as its strength the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Venezuela's leading party since…

Vishal P. Singh (2021-10-29). GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Suspended from Twitter after Posting Bounty on a Critic. itsgoingdown.org Support: CashApp/Venmo: $vishalsinghfilms A failed candidate for governor of California was suspended from Twitter for making "violent threats" after posting a $2,500 bounty; specifically asking for the name and address of a critic from Twitter. Anthony Trimino ran a failed campaign for governor of California during the recall special election this year. As a Republican…

Andrew Simms (2021-10-29). Polluting the Process: Fossil Fuel Investors and Industries Sponsoring Glasgow's COP26. globalresearch.ca

Ann Brown (2021-10-29). 5 Things To Know About What Elijah Muhammad And Malcolm X Said About Chinese Communist Party. moguldom.com Like many Black liberation activists and scholars, leaders of the Nation of Islam had a friendly relationship with Communist China. W.E.B. DuBois, for example, spent his birthday in 1959 celebrating in China. NOI head Elijah Muhammad and his one-time protege, Malcolm X, often spoke in glowing terms of China. Muhammad even held an audience with a group …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-29). UK unions condemn Israel's "terrorist" label to Palestinian human rights groups. peoplesdispatch.org The unions urged the UK government and the international community to pressure Israel to reverse the decision and uphold Palestinian rights in accordance with international law…

Chris Kanthan (2021-10-29). Okay to be #2 — Lessons for America and China. nationofchange.org The geopolitical rivals need to abandon the obsession to be #1, prioritize sustainable growth, focus on cooperation, and find a way to defuse the escalating tensions.

Editor (2021-10-29). It is time for a community approach to mental health. mronline.org Abolitionists and mental health advocates in the U.S. are working to replace both police and psychiatry by reimagining how we respond to mental health crisis.

John O'Looney (2021-10-29). A Letter to UK's Chief Coroners Office on Disturbing COVID and COVID Vaccination Deaths. globalresearch.ca

TASS (2021-10-29). Expert citing WHO says kids aged 5-14 coming down with COVID-19 three times more often. tass.com Leila Namazova-Baranova also pointed out that among them there were a lot of children with various comorbidities, with cardiovascular diseases, obesity, coagulation system disorders, and others…

Children's Health Defense (2021-10-29). Worldwide Walkouts! Protests against Illegal Covid Mandates. globalresearch.ca

Ann Brown (2021-10-29). Rutgers Professor On White America: 'We Gotta Take These MF'ers Out!'. moguldom.com Controversial Rutgers University Professor Dr. Brittney Cooper is once again making news over her bold views. During an interview about critical race theory (CRT) with writer Michael Harriot of the online magazine The Root, she called for "honest conversations." "White people are committed to being villains," Cooper said. "We gotta take these motherfuckers out." Cooper, …

The Associated Press (2021-10-29). With Latest Payout, Arizona Sheriff Has Cost Taxpayers $100M. latinorebels.com PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly five years after Joe Arpaio was voted out as sheriff of Arizona's most populous county, taxpayers are covering one of the last major bills from the thousands of lawsuits the lawman's headline-grabbing tactics inspired, and the overall legal tab has hit $100 million.

Amanda Sarabia (2021-10-29). 'Enemy in the Ranks': Latina-Directed and Produced Film About Military Sexual Trauma. latinorebels.com The feature-length documentary follows Triste Ordex, a veteran, survivor, and outspoken powerhouse who continues the fight for justice against the military by speaking up about military sexual trauma after the murder of Latina Army soldier Vanessa Guillén.

The Associated Press (2021-10-29). US Limits Immigration Arrests at Schools, 'Protected' Areas. latinorebels.com WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities will limit arrests at schools, hospitals and other "protected" areas under guidelines issued Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security, part of a broader effort to roll back the approach to enforcement under President Donald Trump.

TASS (2021-10-29). Impossible to predict when COVID-19 will become seasonal disease — expert. tass.com Alexander Gorelov also noted that there was no antiviral treatment in the world that could regulate the infection process…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-10-29). Asesinan a periodista Fredy López en Chiapas, México. telesurtv.net López Arévalo fue agredido mortalmente cuando retornaba a su casa procedente de Tuxtla Gutiérrez, capital de Chiapas, a donde había celebrado el cumpleaños de su madre.

WSWS (2021-10-29). Scientist Peter Daszak refutes false media allegations about Wuhan research. wsws.org In a letter to the National Institutes of Health made public Thursday, zoologist Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance refuted claims that his organization failed to keep the US government appraised of coronavirus research conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Bernice Yeung (2021-10-29). Food Contaminated With Drug-Resistant Salmonella Strain Continues to Be Sold. truthout.org This story was originally published by In May 2018, a rare…

John Bachtell (2021-10-29). U.N. leader to COP26: No half-measures or shallow promises while planet burns. peoplesworld.org With the world facing a "climate abyss," all eyes are on Glasgow, Scotland, where the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) will convene Oct. 31-Nov. 12. Global leaders, elected officials, environmental activists, scientists, and business leaders will gather in what may be humanity's last best opportunity to adopt a path that averts ecological catastrophe. Over 120 …

teleSUR, yart, JDO (2021-10-29). Sindicatos convocan a huelga general en Andalucía, España. telesurtv.net La Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT) se sumó también al paro en el sector público.

Editor2 (2021-10-29). China Moves Onto USA's Doorstep by Signing Up Cuba to Belt & Road. Will it Cause a Standoff Like the 1962 Missile Crisis? orinocotribune.com By Tom Fowdy — Oct 21, 2021 | As the United States ratchets up its support for Taiwan as a regional chess piece against China, Beijing may also be positioning Havana as a counterweight. The move is sure to enrage Washington. | Cuba this week signed up to China's Belt and Road (BRI) Energy Partnership, which is expected to see Beijing invest in the island's energy industries with a focus on renewables. | Cuba's ambassador to China stated that the agreement ratified his country's commitment to the Belt and Road Initiative and called for the building of an international mega-platform for economic exchanges, und…

WSWS (2021-10-29). British Columbia health authorities concealed COVID-19 hospital outbreaks that killed dozens. wsws.org Practically every hospital in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley has been subject to at least one outbreak, and dozens of patients have died. In all, hundreds of hospital staff and patients alike have been infected.

A Guest Author (2021-10-29). U.S. protesters demand release and repatriation of Aafia Siddiqui. workers.org Reprint from Al Jazeera Excerpts from an article in Al Jazeera Dozens of protesters and human rights activists are calling on the Pakistani government to work to end the continued imprisonment of Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui in the United States. Carrying pictures and banners, the protesters gathered outside the Pakistan . . . |

WSWS (2021-10-29). German public sector workers hold initial "warning" strike in contract negotiations. wsws.org The unions Verdi, GEW, IG BAU, GdP and civil servants organisations are doing all they can to offload the costs of the coronavirus pandemic onto workers.

Sarah Anderson (2021-10-29). Democrats' Budget Deal Will Collect Billions from the Wealthy to Invest in Human Needs. inequality.org

WSWS (2021-10-29). Strikes erupt across Portugal as government fails to adopt budget. wsws.org António Costa's seven-year minority Socialist Party government is tottering as strikes for higher wages and better working conditions erupt across Portugal.

WSWS (2021-10-29). Court grants Warrior Met Coal restraining order against striking miners. wsws.org The company's strikebreaking activity has been facilitated at every turn by the United Mine Workers, which has left the miners isolated and totally vulnerable to physical attacks and the company's efforts to defeat the strike.

Global Research News (2021-10-29). This Month's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca Dr. Mike Yeadon, October 23 , 2021 | Kit Knightly, October 25 , 2021…

WSWS (2021-10-29). No Future: People who have been severely damaged. wsws.org Whether it fully intends to or not, the film suggests generally the intolerable character of life in America for many people.

Anonymous007 (2021-10-29). Turkey Deports 7 Syrian Refugees For "Provocatively Eating Bananas" On Video, Mocking Economic Crisis. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Turkey announced it would deport seven Syrian migrants accused of making "provocative" social media posts about eating bananas. | This is yet another attempt to shift focus from the deepening economic and political crisis towards arbitrary nonsense. | One of the most popular

WSWS (2021-10-29). Mass deaths hit Eastern Europe as COVID-19 surges across the continent. wsws.org COVID-19 cases and deaths are rising in almost every European country as thousands die each day, especially in hard-hit Eastern Europe.

Sof Petros (2021-10-29). Young Climate Organizers Are Calling Out Wall Street. zcomm.org Why are young people going after financial institutions? Because we know that if we can stop the flow of money, we can stop the flow of oil…

teleSUR, lvm, JGN (2021-10-29). Unos 200.000.000 de niños no reciben educación a distancia. telesurtv.net Se evaluaron 67 países, de los cuales, la pesquisa registró que 31 no están preparados para ofrecer aprendizaje a distancia en todos los niveles educativos.

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-10-29). Video: Dr. Peter McCullough Answered Questions on COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

Amy Goodman (2021-10-29). Efforts to Ban Toni Morrison's "Beloved" Are at Center of Virginia Governor Race. truthout.org Virginia's Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin caused public uproar this week when he released a political ad featuring a white mother who advocated banning Toni Morrison's novel Beloved from schools. The woman, Laura Murphy, describes the book as "some of the most explicit material you can imagine." In 2013, Murphy fought to have the "Beloved bill" passed, which was eventually vetoed by Governor Terry McAuliffe, who is running again for governor against Youngkin in the current ra…

WSWS (2021-10-29). Dana Inc. paying temps $25 per hour and requiring they sign non-disclosure agreements. wsws.org The concealment of this critical information during the recent contract vote, which workers voted to accept only under intense pressure from the United Auto Workers and United Steelworkers, constitutes bad faith by the unions which should make the contract that was recently rammed through legally invalid and inoperable.

Staff (2021-10-29). Virginia Governor's Race Tightens as Focus Grows on "Parents' Rights," Abortion & Trump. democracynow.org We look at the Virginia gubernatorial race, where former Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe is facing Republican Glenn Youngkin, the former CEO of a private equity firm. President Joe Biden, who has campaigned with McAuliffe, warns Youngkin is an extremist in the vein of former President Trump. A major point of contention is Youngkin's push for "parents' rights" — a catch-all phrase adopted by right-wing opponents of vaccine and mask mandates, transgender rights and critical race theory. Julia Manchester, national politics reporter for The Hill, says that Youngkin has essentially portrayed elected school b…

Noam Chomsky (2021-10-29). COP26 Pledges Will Fail Unless Pushed by Mass Organizing. zcomm.org Turning to the U.S., a mere 60 percent of voters regard global warming as an urgent problem for government. It is only the most urgent problem that humans have ever faced…

Johanna Kichton (2021-10-29). Activists Stage All-Night Vigil at COVID Response Coordinator Zients' House in DC, Demand Action From Biden to Vaccinate the World. peoplesaction.org Days Before G20 Summit, Protesters Demand Vaccine Equity as Biden and Pharma-Friendly Politicians Prolong the Pandemic Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Just days before the G20 Summit in Rome, a progressive coalition of public health, global justice, and faith advocates led by Justice is Global, a project of People's Action, staged an all-night vigil …

Anonymous669 (2021-10-29). 38 Russian Airstrikes Hit ISIS Hideouts In Central Syria: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik | Late on October 28, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out 38 airstrikes on ISIS cells in Syria's central region, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). | The Russian airstrikes targeted hideouts of the terrorist group in the Amour mount in the eastern countryside of Homs as well as in the al-Bishri mount which lays along the administrative border between…

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2021-10-29). Cuba: Marcha de farsantes. globalizacion.ca La quinta columna mercenaria de Estados Unidos en Cuba está convocando a una marcha cívica, supuestamente pacífica, para el 15 de noviembre en varias ciudades de la isla. Se trata de otro paso en el camino del golpe blando y…

David Swanson (2021-10-29). Military Pollution and the "Solution" of Tesla Tanks. warisacrime.org By RT, October 29, 2021 | Sign the petition:

WSWS (2021-10-29). German Defence Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer threatens Russia with nuclear weapons. wsws.org The fact that Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks of the use of nuclear weapons against Russia without blinking an eye gives harrowing insight into the state of mind at the highest levels of the German state.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-29). 'Your Show-Offs Not Worth Our Lives': Ukrainian Soldiers Address President Zelensky. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The situation in Eastern Ukraine continues to escalate and the village of Staromaryevka has recently become one of the hot spots of the conflict. | On October 26, the Ukrainian army (UAF) reportedly advanced and took control over the village of Staromaryevka, located in the "gray" zone (buffer zone). On October 27, there were reports that the village had been recaptured by the militia, however, this statement was later denied, and, without any confirmation, DPR military correspondents proclaimed once again their control over the village. | On the morning of October 28, two videos, w…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-10-29). Reportan paso de cientos de migrantes haitianos por Honduras. telesurtv.net El incremento de migrantes es evidente, y a los grupos de hondureños que huyen del país se suman haitianos y africanos.

Thomas Klikauer (2021-10-29). Democratic Eco-Socialism in Australia. zcomm.org Today, we again face a stark choice between global ecocide — today's barbarity and democratic eco-socialism as outlined by Hans A. Baer. The choice is ours to make…

Anonymous765 (2021-10-29). Help SouthFront To Stay Afloat! southfront.org DEAR FRIENDS, | : | Since October 1, we've collected 2355 USD. This is about 47% of the monthly budget needed to continue SouthFront work and further. | Today, you can send your donations via BTC or Bitcoincash. | In order to support the activities of SouthFront through PayPal, Western union or other traditional means, please write to , . | We stay still to save the vestiges of freedom of speech and to show you the real face of the world most dangerous crises. | BUT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE WI…

Betsey Piette (2021-10-29). La lucha de clases mundial impulsa el bloqueo de la cadena de suministro. workers.org Por Betsey Piette El atasco mundial de la cadena de suministro sigue recibiendo la atención de los medios de comunicación corporativos, los directores generales más influyentes y los políticos. Afirman que les preocupa que la escasez de mercancías pueda provocar un aumento de los precios, impulsar la inflación y repercutir . . . |

Landis Spencer (2021-10-29). Meet the Detroit Socialist Running to Rein in the Police. zcomm.org Landis Spencer is a socialist running for the civilian board that oversees the Detroit Police Department. His goal: to curb police power and shift public money to poor and working-class residents…

WSWS (2021-10-29). Deere workers speak out following tragic death of striker: "His death will not be in vain" wsws.org Many Deere workers have placed blame on the company for the circumstances that led to the death of striking worker Richard Rich.

Orlando Delgado Selley (2021-10-29). Los límites de la economía mixta y el FMI. globalizacion.ca En el reporte del personal técnico del FMI al gobierno mexicano, hecho público el 8 de octubre pasado, se entregaron proyecciones sobre comportamientos futuros del PIB y del ingreso real per cápita. Se señala que, en este momento, la prioridad…

WSWS (2021-10-29). American workers speak on the significance of the WSWS webinar, "How to end the pandemic" wsws.org As the media and politicians downplayed the severity of the pandemic amid declining cases, workers voiced appreciation for the factual and practical engagement featured at the WSWS event.

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-10-29). The Psychological Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic Measures: Lockdowns, Warnings, "Social Distancing", "New Variants". Drastic Increase in Depression and Anxiety. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-29). Should Parents Get a Say in Education? strategic-culture.org Who decides what is taught in the public schools that are paid for with the tax dollars of the parents who send their children there? | By Patrick J. BUCHANAN | Virginia is a newly blue state, with a Democratic governor and two Democratic senators, that Joe Biden won by 10 points. Hence, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe was an early and solid favorite to regain the office he vacated in 2017. But if McAuliffe loses Tuesday, the defeat will be measured on the Richter scale. | For if he does lose, it will be because of an elitist belief McAuliffe blurted out during a debate with Republican rival Glenn Youngkin: "I'm n…

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2021-10-29). Cuba como trastorno obsesivo compulsivo. globalizacion.ca La alcancía volvió a sonar. Hace menos de un mes, en septiembre de 2021, la Agencia de Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (Usaid) otorgó 6 millones 669 mil dólares en subvenciones para proyectos destinados a un cambio de régimen …

Sharon Zhang (2021-10-29). Democrats Will Subpoena Big Oil to Force Disclosure of Climate Denial Campaigns. truthout.org In a historic hearing on Thursday, House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-New York) announced her plan to subpoena documents from oil and gas companies to discern their role in spreading climate denial and disinformation. | Oil giants Exxon, BP, Chevron and Shell, as well as the trade association American Petroleum Institute and the lobbying group Chamber of Commerce

sputniknews (2021-10-29). India Deploys US Weapons, Including Chinook Helicopters, to Ramp Up Defence at Disputed China Border. sputniknews.com India has increased its defence purchases from the US over the last five years, buying about $3.4 billion worth of armaments between 2016 and 2020. The country was designated as a "major defence partner" of the US in 2016. In 2018, the US granted it "license-free access" to a range of military and dual-use technologies that are otherwise regulated.

Manolo De Los Santos (2021-10-29). How U.S. Interference in Cuba Creates a False Picture of Its Society. zcomm.org The attempt on Raúl Castro's life is one of many projects by the U.S. government to overthrow the Cuban Revolution, including 638 attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro and the invasion at the Bay of Pigs in 1961…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-29). U.S. Urges Allies To Lift Restrictions On Lethal Aid For Ukraine. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The United States, which has been providing Ukraine with lethal "defensive" aid is urging allies and partners to lift restrictions on security assistance. | Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper said that at an online event "U.S. Defense and Security Engagement in the Black Sea Region," held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies."The first thing I would mention is I would like to see all allies lift their restrictions on defensive lethal assistance," Coope…

WSWS (2021-10-29). Peasant protests demanding fertiliser erupt across Sri Lanka. wsws.org The peasant protests were precipitated by the Rajapakse government's sudden decision in April to ban imports of chemical fertiliser and other agrochemicals.

_____ (2021-10-29). Panopticon: How Mainstream Academia Normalized Mass Imprisonment. strategic-culture.org The panopticon of the Smart City is a system set up so that free citizens police, interrogate, and report on each other. | Academia, with its woke newspeak, is a god-awful thing. Only through the complete destruction of language can actually fascist policies, which threaten to eradicate humanity, be passed off as progressive, even social-democratic. Our aim is to build upon our previous chapters to show that these were not intellectual fishing expeditions — we're here with the receipts. | Jeremy Bentham's horrific theory and model of the Panopticon is openly presented as a 'positive vision of the future' wh…

WSWS (2021-10-29). Corporate restructuring and job destruction deepen at Australian universities. wsws.org The pandemic restructuring has already destroyed more than 40,000 jobs, and possibly as many as 90,000, including casuals—all without any strike action called by the NTEU.

Moderator (2021-10-29). John Kiriakou on Daniel Hale and America's Unending Persecution of Whistleblowers. scheerpost.com "Fly my monkeys, fly" [Art by Mr. Fish] | Click to subscribe on: Struggling with the moral injury of taking part in America's expanding drone wars, Daniel Hale took it as his civic duty to tell his fellow Americans the truth about what was being done in their name. In 2014, the former Air Force member and National Security Agency intelligence analyst leaked 17 doc…

WSWS (2021-10-29). Australia: University of Newcastle Student Association promotes management, defends anti-democratic guidelines. wsws.org The new clubs and societies guidelines serve the purpose of suppressing left-wing student opposition to militarism, inequality and a sweeping pro-business restructure of the university.

_____ (2021-10-29). Balkans EU Move on Expansion a New Level of Panic by Brussels. strategic-culture.org The hypocrisy is outstanding. Especially from MEPs who have a voice and can talk about the problems in countries which are more or less ruled by the mob. | When the EU starts to panic, it reaches out in a feral manner for bigger ideas. The EU army, although an idea which has been flogged to death, is still buzzing around like a fly looking for a turd to land on. But one other idea which eurocrats cling to when a real political calamity starts to cast a shadow over Brussels is expansion. During October there was much talk about ushering in a new wave of candidate countries from the Balkans, as the European Commiss…

_____ (2021-10-29). The Strategy Session. Episode 36. strategic-culture.org

Anonymous007 (2021-10-29). Turkey Shells Two Settlements In Aleppo Province In Preparation For Hostilities. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Turkish military opened fire on the settlements of Ein Dakna and Biiluniya in the north of Aleppo province, the Kurdish ANHA news agency reported."The Turkish army and the mercenaries controlled by them fired shells and rockets at the settlements of Ein Dakna and Biiluniya on Thursday evening. Dozens <...> exploded in these settlements," the agency reported. | According to him, the Syrians retaliated from the MLRS on the positions of the militants in the area of …

Shaira Begum (2021-10-29). It's time to issue climate reparations to working-class people around the world. zcomm.org Shared struggles, shared solutions: connecting communities from east London to Ogoniland in search of justice…

WSWS (2021-10-29). COVID rips through UK schools as councils and headteachers reintroduce mitigations against government policy. wsws.org Hundreds of thousands of children have been infected with the Department of Education reporting that around 252 million school days have been missed nationally, in the spring and autumn terms because of COVID-19. This represents 29.4 percent of all school days.

Anonymous007 (2021-10-29). EU Election Observers Arrive In Venezuela, Legitimizing Upcoming Vote. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Venezuela to observe the regional and local elections. | Campaigning has kicked off for regional and municipal elections scheduled for November 21, which are set to include opposition candidates as well. | More than 3,000 positions — including governors, mayors and municipal councillors — are up for grabs next month, according to Venezuela's elections authority. Some 21 million voters are eligible to…

WSWS (2021-10-29). COVID-19 cases detected in Christchurch as New Zealand outbreak grows. wsws.org The spread of COVID-19 to the South Island, which has remained free from the virus for nearly a year, highlights the dangers of the Labour Party-led government abandoning its previous elimination policy.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-29). UK Sells Two Retired Combat Stores Ships To Egypt In Rare Deal. southfront.org The British fleet stores ship HMS Fort Grange (A385) underway. Fort Grange was renamed Fort Rosalie in May 2000 to avoid confusion with RFA Fort George (A388). U.S. DefenseImagery photo VIRIN: DN-SC-87-01122 | On October 29, the UK Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA) announced it had sold the retired Royal Navy combat stores ships Fort Austin and Fort Rosalie to Egypt. | The DESA, which is a part of the Ministry of Defense's Equipment and Support procurement arm, is responsible for the disposal of the UK Armed…

Staff (2021-10-29). GOP Efforts to Ban Toni Morrison's "Beloved" Now at Center of Virginia Governor's Race. democracynow.org Virginia's Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin caused public uproar this week when he released a political ad featuring a white mother who advocated banning Toni Morrison's novel "Beloved" from schools. The woman, Laura Murphy, describes the book as "some of the most explicit material you can imagine." In 2013, Murphy fought to have the "Beloved bill" passed, which was eventually vetoed by Governor Terry McAuliffe, who is running again for governor against Youngkin in the current race. Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel tells the story of a family of former enslaved people set after the America…

teleSUR, drl, JDO (2021-10-29). Papa Francisco pide a líderes encarar la crisis ecológica. telesurtv.net El Jefe del Estado Vaticano se dirigió a los jefes de Estado y/o Gobierno que participarán en la cumbre mundial del clima en Glasgow, Escocia.

Andrew Korybko (2021-10-29). Why Are Ethiopia's Wheat Imports Being Politicized? globalresearch.ca

teleSUR, yart, JDO (2021-10-29). Movimientos sociales alertan que retomarán protestas en Ecuador. telesurtv.net El líder del Frente Unitario de Trabajadores apuntó que al regreso la huelga puede tener carácter indefinido.

Joel S. Hirschhorn (2021-10-29). Nearly Two Million Americans Dead from COVID Vaccines, Infections, and Collateral Impacts: Dr. Joel Hirschhorn. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-29). Why Is the U.S. Still in Syria? strategic-culture.org By Daniel DEPETRIS | Aweek ago, US troops camped out in the small, dusty Syrian outpost of al-Tanf suddenly found themselves under a "

WSWS (2021-10-29). New Mexico film set tragedy highlights deadly consequences of IATSE collusion with producers. wsws.org New questions are being raised about the safety and working conditions that prevailed on the set of the film Rust, which led to the tragic accidental shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last Thursday.

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-10-29). Afirman que el objetivo de EE.UU. es castigar al pueblo cubano. telesurtv.net Díaz-Canel afirmó que el socialismo es la única explicación que ha posibilitado que el país sobreviva a la política de EE.UU.

WSWS (2021-10-29). France, Britain threaten trade war over Brexit fishing dispute. wsws.org Yesterday, France threatened to block truck freight trade with Britain starting next week unless UK authorities stop refusing fishing licenses to dozens of French boats.

WSWS (2021-10-29). US congressional report documents criminal indifference to health and safety by meatpackers during pandemic. wsws.org A House of Representatives subcommittee investigating the impact of COVID-19 found that disregard for worker safety led to at least 59,000 infections and 269 deaths at plants operated by the five largest US meat processors during the pandemic.

teleSUR, JDO (2021-10-29). Migrantes que avanzan por México piden no ser detenidos. telesurtv.net Denuncian que agentes migratorios detienen a caravanistas y los deportan, pese a que una parte de ellos porta amparos judiciales.

sputniknews (2021-10-29). New Iran Sanctions Target 4 Individuals, 2 Entities. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States has added four Iranian individuals and two entities to sanctions imposed against the Islamic republic, the Treasury Department said on Friday.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-29). We can learn lessons from history while protecting free speech – Alice Gast. imperial.ac.uk There are "rarely simple answers" to address the complex, brilliant and sometimes flawed figures who shape great universities, writes Alice Gast.

Chris Walker (2021-10-29). Meadows's Delay to Comply With Jan. 6 Subpoena May Lead to Contempt Charges. truthout.org Members of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol building are growing weary with Mark Meadows, a former Trump aide who has delayed sending key documents and submitting testimony. | Meadows, who served as Trump's chief of staff during the Capitol attack,

WSWS (2021-10-29). Auto parts workers talk next steps as unions announce ratification of contract at Dana. wsws.org The final total across all 18 plants, according to a memo circulated by the United Steelworkers at the plant in Fort Wayne, was 2,378 to 884, a 72 percent margin.

Global Research News (2021-10-29). Selected Articles: Scientist Whose Wife Was Injured by COVID Vaccine Tells FDA: 'Please Do Not Give this to Kids'. globalresearch.ca By The late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was South Africa's anti-apartheid revolutionary, who served as president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, …

Henry A. Giroux (2021-10-29). Jim Crow Politics Have Descended on Education. zcomm.org We must refuse to turn education into work stations of right-wing ideology and white supremacy…

Children's Health Defense (2021-10-29). 'Hundreds of Thousands' of COVID Vaccine Injury Reports Backlogged in VAERS, Analyst Says. globalresearch.ca

sputniknews (2021-10-29). 'Topless XR Protester' Goes Nude at Downing Street, Calling for 'Naked Truth About Climate Change'. sputniknews.com The activist insisted on the necessity to invest in "100 percent renewable energy" and to stop "any new investment in coal, oil and gas".

Alex Salmon (2021-10-29). Protesters demand justice for Yamaji woman JC. greenleft.org.au Protesters in Boorloo (Perth) demanded justice for slain Yamaji woman JC, reports Alex Salmon.

Staff (2021-10-29). "Shadow Units": How Secretive Border Patrol Teams Shield Agents from Accountability. democracynow.org A human rights network of 60 organizations working along the U.S.-Mexico border released a letter to Congress on Wednesday urging them to investigate "shadow police units" that have helped cover up beatings and killings by Border Patrol agents for more than three decades. The shadow units, identified in the letter as "Border Patrol Critical Incident Teams," are said to possibly be "the largest and longest standing shadow police unit that is operating today in the federal government." New details came to light when attorneys investigating the 2010 Border Patrol killing of Mexican father Anastasio Hernández Rojas f…

Emir Sader (2021-10-29). El columpio latinoamericano. globalizacion.ca Desde que surgieron gobiernos antineoliberales en América Latina, el área se ha convertido en epicentro de las grandes luchas políticas del siglo XXI y, al mismo tiempo, en un balancín, en que los gobiernos se instalan y son derrotados, regresan…

Moderator (2021-10-28). Hedges: The Most Important Battle for Press Freedom in Our Time. scheerpost.com By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost | WASHINGTON, D.C — For the past two days, I have been watching the extradition hearing for Julian Assange via video link from London. The United States is appealing a lower court ruling that denied the US request to extradite Assange not, unfortunately, because in the eyes of the court he is innocent of a crime, but because, as Judge Vanessa Baraitser in January concluded, Assange's precarious psychological state would deteriorate given the "harsh conditions" of the inhumane US prison system, "causing him to commit suicide." The United States has charged Assange…

WSWS (2021-10-28). Assange's brother Gabriel Shipton speaks to the WSWS: "The CIA plan to kidnap Julian is continuing under a veil of legality" wsws.org "I like the David and Goliath metaphor. There's this blind giant that's fighting against a tiny man locked inside a prison cell. Eventually the giant is going to destroy itself. It's showing that all of these institutions are corrupt."

sputniknews (2021-10-28). Second Day of Appeal Hearing on Julian Assange's Extradition. sputniknews.com In January, Judge Vanessa Baraister decided that the WikiLeaks founder should not be extradited to the US, where he faces up to 175 years of imprisonment, due to the high risk of him committing suicide.

WSWS (2021-10-28). The horrific persecution of Julian Assange continues. wsws.org The attempted US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange resumed yesterday with the opening of a hearing into a US government appeal. It is a legal abomination in pursuit of a heinous crime.

Staff (2021-10-28). Tariq Ali: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Must Not Be Extradited for Exposing War Crimes in Afghanistan. democracynow.org As an appeals court in London is deciding whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes, we go to London to speak with British writer and activist Tariq Ali. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison in the U.S. under the Espionage Act for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes, including in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ali calls the case "a political trial" and a "punitive attempt by the British government … to try and punish Julian on behalf of the United States." We also discuss the significance of Wiki…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-28). Vaccine maker BioNTech to build mRNA facilities in Rwanda and Senegal and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at a deal between BioNTech and Rwanda to set up an mRNA plant, continued protests against the military coup in Sudan, and more…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-28). African Union, World Bank Suspend Sudan, Demand Junta Relinquishes Power. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 27th, the African Union said it had suspended Sudan until civilian rule in the country is restored, saying it rejected the military takeover as an "unconstitutional" seizure of power. | The continent-wide bloc said it "strongly condemns the seizure of power" and was suspending Sudan from all AU activities "until the effective restoration of the civilian-led transitional authority". | Following that, the World Bank also suspended Sudan. | Sudan's PM is ba…

WSWS (2021-10-28). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Danish nurses continue 11-week-long one-hour wildcat strikes over pay and understaffing; ScotRail Sunday stoppages over equal overtime pay widen as workers to strike over pay offer during COP26 climate summit; protests across Lebanon over fuel price hikes as economy in collapse; workers in Cross River State, Nigeria, continue pay and conditions stoppage begun October 12, defying court order…

Moderator (2021-10-28). Over 500 Scholars Launch Fightback Against Israel Lobby's Antisemitism Smear of UK Academics. scheerpost.com Activist from the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign protest Israel's violations of Palestinian rights outside the Glasgow Sheriff Court, Scotland on July 10, 2017. (Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign/Facebook) | By Jonathan Cook / GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — Hundreds of international scholars have begun a fightback against pro-Israel lobbyists who have been scoring increasingly high-profile victories on UK campuses as they seek to curb academic…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-10-28). Tomgram: Mattea Kramer, All Empire Is Local. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. The request arrived by email, but read as if it were from another age. Would I be open, an executive assistant asked, to having tea with the president of an Ivy League university? A longtime éminence grise, the …

Rania Khalek (2021-10-28). Is a multipolar world the answer to U.S. imperialism? mronline.org Is there a growing resistance to the unipolar imperial order? Is the U.S. an empire in decline? Will the future be a multipolar one? If so, what does that mean ans how should the left in the imperialist core respond?>

Yves Engler (2021-10-28). "Left problem" is not cozying up to bad guys but supporting imperialism. dissidentvoice.org Left media should explore a wide range of critical ideas. But it should try to avoid 'punching down' too often. Recently new left outlet The Breach published a long interview with Columbia University PhD student Barnaby Raine "on the resurgence of 'tankie' and 'campist' politics" titled "Is the enemy of my enemy my friend?" It …

The Socialist Program (2021-10-28). The Battle for Workers' Rights and Democracy in South Korea. liberationnews.org Brian and Ju-Hyun Park discuss the rising tide of labor activism in South Korea demanding not only economic and social justice for workers, but also an expansion of democracy.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-28). Imperial and Germany's TUM driving exciting collaborative research and education. imperial.ac.uk Imperial and the Technical University of Munich are deepening ties across a range of research fields as well as the innovative delivery of education.

Hector Luis Alamo (2021-10-28). Report: Latinos Still Severely Underrepresented in Mainstream Media. latinorebels.com While the headline may not surprise anyone, a new report commissioned by the Latino Donor Collaborative reveals just how absent Latinos are in TV, film, journalism, and other mainstream media.

Johanna Kichton (2021-10-28). People's Action: Progressives Should Hold the Line and Refuse to Pass BIF without BBB. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released the following statement by Campaigns Director Sondra Youdelman after President Biden announced a new and reduced Build Back Better Act: "We have a once-in-a-generation moment to pass the boldest vision to build a multi-racial democracy. President Biden was elected on the back of a popular Build Back Better …

Jack Rasmus (2021-10-28). The 'Smoke & Mirrors' Billionaires Tax & 15% Minimum Corporate Tax Proposals. zcomm.org Both tax measures are just smoke and mirrors, intended for public consumption in order to make it appear the Biden administration is going after the super-rich to fund its Build Back Better bill…

It's Going Down (2021-10-28). Chief Dtsa'hyl Arrested Following Growing Blockades; Machinery Shut Down on Wet'suwet'en Territory. itsgoingdown.org photo: Michael Toledano In a video statement posted late Wednesday, Gidimt'en Checkpoint spokesperson Sleydo' reported that Chief Dtsa'Hyl of the Likhts'amisyu and Kolin Sutherland-Wilson of the Gitxsan fireweed clan were arrested by RCMP forces, following growing tensions at the presence of so-called Canadian authorities on Wet'suwet'en territory. Over the last few days, blockades against RCMP…

Bernard Marszalek (2021-10-28). What if Occupy became a worldwide rebellion? dissidentvoice.org Yanis Varoufakis' new book, Another Now, is a utopian novel. It follows the form of most utopian works in that it is didactic, with minimal character development and a slim plot line. So, if that turns you off, you might as well not read further. However, if you do enjoy informed speculations of a possible …

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2021-10-28). Debunking Anti-Chinese Psy Ops: Jesuits, Tavistock and the Battle for the Soul of China. globalresearch.ca

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-10-28). Venezuelan Campesinos Denounce Diesel Price Hike, Lack of Gov't Support. venezuelanalysis.com An "unofficial" increase in diesel costs has set off the alarms in the countryside, already hard-hit by fuel scarcity and lack of inputs for production.

Ann Brown (2021-10-28). Fact Check: 30 Percent Of White College Applicants Lie About Being Person Of Color. moguldom.com There continues to be a pushback against affirmative action in college admissions with some states prohibiting the inclusion of any consideration of race in the admissions process. Yet some white college applicants are pretending to be Black or another race to gain entry or improve their financial aid odds. A recent survey by Intelligent, an online …

Morning Star (2021-10-28). Portugal snap election likely after left wing rejects Socialist Party's budget. peoplesworld.org Portugal is on course for a snap general election after its parliament rejected the proposed state budget for 2022 on Wednesday evening. Prime Minister Antonio Costa was defeated by 117 votes to 108, with five abstentions, after left-wing parties, including the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP), refused to back the Socialist Party's budget. It is the …

PAI (2021-10-28). Teachers in NEA to push Voting Rights Act despite Republican filibuster threat. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—The nation's largest union will keep pushing for the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would restore the teeth the GOP Supreme Court majority pulled from voting rights, despite a GOP filibuster threat, its president says. In an e-mail urging the union's three million members to sign a petition to lawmakers, the National …

Nikola Mikovic (2021-10-28). Peace in Ukraine Depends on U.S.-Russia Deals. towardfreedom.org The Donbass region in eastern Ukraine will be stuck in a state that can be described as neither war nor peace because of stagnation on the part of Ukraine and Russia. So does U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland recently visiting Moscow make any difference?

Anarchist Black Cross Federation (2021-10-28). RIP Former Political Prisoner Rita 'Bo' Brown. itsgoingdown.org The Anarchist Black Cross Federation (ABC-F) marks the passing of former political prisoner, Rita 'Bo' Brown. Donate to Brown's funeral fund here. Former political prisoner Rita 'Bo' Brown passed away this week after a long and horrible battle with Lewy Body Dementia. For those not lucky enough to have met Bo, here is her bio…

Jennifer Skinner (2021-10-28). Tucson restaurant workers organize despite union busting by boss. liberationnews.org Workers at the popular brunch restaurant Prep & Pastry on Campbell organized a determined campaign with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 99 (UFCW 99)…

Editor2 (2021-10-28). Honduran Campesino Leader Explains the ZEDEs. orinocotribune.com A wide range of sectors in Honduras are continuing to mobilize against the Economic Development and Employment Zones (ZEDEs) with the general election now one month away. Campesino, indigenous and

Bill Meyer (2021-10-28). Canada at the Toronto International Film Festival. peoplesworld.org The Toronto International Film Festival is naturally the place to go to see great Canadian films, and there was no shortage this year. Of course, we all know about the highly anticipated remake of Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic, Dune, by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies, Arrival), which premiered at TIFF this year. A main theme …

Staff (2021-10-28). Venezuela's Minister for Information: Public Media at the Disposal of Democracy as 21N Electoral Campaign Starts. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, October 27, Venezuela's Minister for Information and Communication, Freddy àëáñez, said that all state-owned public media in the country is at the disposal of over 70,000 candidates from the political parties participating in Venezuela's upcoming mega-elections. | "We want to make public the invitation to all political organizations to reach out to public media," stated àëáñez. "They can count on us to carry out their campaigns." | These statements were presented after the head of the communications portfolio held a working meeting with the president of the National Electoral Council (CN…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-10-28). Weapons trade with Saudis and Israel must be disrupted. electronicintifada.net The world's top 11 arms exporters have all done business with parties to the war in Yemen.

S. M. Smyth (2021-10-28). The Poison Peddlers: Doping the World for Fun and Profit. globalresearch.ca

Karen Conner (2021-10-28). GDP Slows Sharply in Third Quarter Due to Supply Chain Pressures. cepr.net Service consumption rose at a 7.9 percent rate, despite the delta variant. | GDP grew at just a 2.0 percent annual rate in the third quarter as supply chain issues hampered growth in several key areas. Durable goods consumption contracted at a 26.2 percent annual rate, knocking 2.7 percentage points off the quarter's growth. Equipment investment fell at a 3.2 percent annual rate, while housing construction dropped at a 7.7 percent annual rate, knocking 0.18 percentage points and 0.38 percentage points off the quarter's growth, respectively. | Even with Third-Quarter Declines, Vehicle Consumption Is Still Far Abov…

TASS (2021-10-28). US thinks agreement on return to Iran nuclear deal can be reached quickly. tass.com Iran would return to the talks in Vienna to negotiate quickly and in good faith, US Department of State spokesperson told…

TASS (2021-10-28). Russia points to risks of escalation of tension in Syria – UN envoy. tass.com Russia is concerned over the reports about ongoing illegal airstrikes by the Israeli air forces at Syria's territory, Dmitry Polyansky said…

TASS (2021-10-28). UN says record 48 mln people internally displaced worldwide due to conflicts. tass.com Situations of conflict and violence can also be compounded by disasters as drivers of displacement…

TASS (2021-10-28). Russia to do its best to normalize OPCW's work – UN envoy. tass.com Quite a difficult situation has arisen in the OPCW, Andrei Belousov said…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-28). Saudi youth on death row for almost 10 years released from prison. peoplesdispatch.org Ali al-Nimr, from the minority Shia community in Saudi Arabia, was arrested in 2012 during anti-government protests when he was 17 years old, and condemned to death in 2014 on charges that human rights groups called vague…

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2021-10-28). Gobierno boliviano dará reparación integral a víctimas de 2019. telesurtv.net Las masacres de Sacaba, Senkata y Pedregal ocurridas en 2019, y dejaron un saldo de 37 asesinados, más de 500 heridos y 1.800 detenidos.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-28). Eastern Ukraine: Smoldering Conflict Almost Turns Into Full-Fledged European War. southfront.org Illustrative ImageDEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | MONERO (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSrhHEqpDYKBe5B2ufNsL: | BITCOIN (BTC): bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH (BCH): qzjv8hrdvz6edu4gkzpnd4w6jc7zf296g5e9kkq4lx: | PAYPAL, WESTERN UNION etc: write to , : | On October 26, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (UAF) attacked an artillery crew of the Donetsk…

Editor (2021-10-28). Degrowth and revolutionary organizing. mronline.org Degrowth is a corrective prescription for the Global North, not the Global South. Degrowth targets the "externally conceived and managed growth-driven projects of private and government entities, from national to international levels."

WSWS (2021-10-28). Floods in Greece expose the fatal consequences of climate change and austerity policies. wsws.org In recent decades, there have been repeated flood disasters in Greece, which have had a disastrous impact on the lives of the working class due to the governments' austerity policies under the dictates of the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

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