2021-10-30: News Headlines

sputniknews (2021-10-30). US Watchdog Says State Dept., DoD Pressured it to Redact Afghan Reports, 'Impeded' Honest Reporting. sputniknews.com In August, amid the chaos unleashed in Afghanistan as US troops withdrew from the country and Taliban swiftly gained ground, a Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) agency report questioned whether gains from America's intervention in Afghanistan were "commensurate with US investment or sustainable after a drawdown".

Dave DeCamp (2021-10-30). Taliban Calls for US to Release Billions in Frozen Afghan Funds. news.antiwar.com The Taliban on Friday repeated a call "The money belongs to the Afghan nation. Just give us our own money," Taliban Finance Ministry spokesman Ahmad Wali Haqmal told Reuters. "Freezing this money is unethical and is against all international laws and values." | The US has frozen about $9 billion in Afghan funds, including about $7 billion that is held by the US federal reserve. Wa…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-10-30). The Assange Persecution is Western Savagery at its Most Transparent. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — Oct 28, 2021 | The first day of the US appeal of the Julian Assange extradition case saw grown adults arguing in a court of law that the US government could guarantee that it would not treat the WikiLeaks founder as cruelly as it treats its other prisoners. | I wish I was kidding. | In

WSWS (2021-10-30). Campaign for censorship of Facebook content intensifies following January 6 disclosures. wsws.org A series of leaked Facebook documents addressing internal company responses to the January 6 insurrection in Washington D.C. are being used to further a bipartisan campaign for government control of social media content.

Editor2 (2021-10-30). Indigenous Leaders in Nicaragua Speak Out Against Western Media and NGOs "The Creators of Fake News Took Charge of Spreading the Word …Through Facebook" orinocotribune.com By Rick Sterling — Oct 28, 2021 | Nicaragua has an election to choose their president and national assembly on November 7. According to At the same time, the Sandinista government is intensely disliked by Washington and there has been a steady stream of negative news and accusations. | One theme of accusations concerns the indigenous peoples. In Oct…

Editor (2021-10-30). Israel's 'terrorist' designation of Palestinian rights groups credits 'apartheid' label U.S. political establishment denies. mronline.org For much of this year, Israel's defenders have waged a successful battle to keep the word "apartheid" from entering the mainstream discourse. Israel just set that process back by smearing Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organizations.

Editor (2021-10-30). Review: 'The Great Climate Cop Out'. mronline.org The 25 page pamphlet lays out concisely and effectively why we cannot look to heads of government under a capitalist system to come to an agreement on phasing out fossils fuels, cutting emissions and creating a more sustainable economy.

Editor (2021-10-30). 75 years & counting: a history of Western regime change in Syria — Part I. mronline.org Washington and London's latest war against Syria was incubated in CIA and MI6 offices long before the manufactured "uprising" erupted in 2011.

ecns.cn (2021-10-30). China can contain COVID-19 resurgence within a month: top epidemiologist. ecns.cn China's top epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan said that the country will be able to effectively contain the latest COVID-19 resurgence within a month.

Yaneer Bar-Yam, Deepti Gurdasani, Michael G Baker, Gabriel Scally, Simone George, Amanda Kvalsvig, Sinéad Ní Fhaoláin, Shu-Ti Chiou, John Drury, Stephen Duckett, Eric L Ding, Carlos Gershenson, Christine Gibson, Trisha Greenhalgh, Adam Hamdy, Zoà´ Hyde, Tiffany James, Jose L Jimenez, Martin McKee, Susan Michie, Christina Pagel, Cecile Philippe, Kim Prather, Sunil K Raina, Walter Ricciardi, Meir Rubin, Tomás Ryan, Matthias F Schneider, Anthony Staines, Robert West, Hisham Ziauddeen (2021-10-30). [Correspondence] The World Health Network: a global citizens' initiative. thelancet.com The COVID-19 pandemic has cost more than 4 million lives, left millions of people with persistent symptoms (ie, long COVID), and has devastated societies, with already disadvantaged communities being hit hardest. The tragedy is that much of this harm was preventable, as shown early on by many Asia-Pacific countries that pursued elimination of COVID-19 and protected both their public health and economies.1—3 The rest of the world can still work towards elimination. The World Health Network (WHN) is a coalition of citizens and experts who are committed to global action to protect public health through progres…

Staff (2021-10-30). Beijing dismisses 'unscientific' report on Covid-19 origins by US intelligence community. rt.com The US is using "intelligence apparatus instead of scientists" to determine the origins of Covid-19, undermining genuine research, Beijing said in response to the declassification of an ODNI report. | On Friday, the Office of the US Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released its

sputniknews (2021-10-30). 'New Hidden World' Discovered in Earth's Inner Core, Study Finds. sputniknews.com In fact, research suggests that the Earth's insides have certain semi-soft characteristics where liquid metal is stored — with multiple layers of hard metal, liquid metal, and a certain amount of material that's halfway between the two.

Censored News (2021-10-30). Women of Standing Rock Celebrated at North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival. indybay.org The North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival will recognize the 5-year anniversary of the peaceful protest against the installation of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock with the screening of the documentary feature film, END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK.

WSWS (2021-10-30). Guantanamo prisoner Majid Khan describes years of torture at CIA black sites. wsws.org Khan spent two hours before a jury of US military officers reading out a 36-page document that cataloged atrocities approved and applied in the name of "enhanced interrogation techniques."

WSWS (2021-10-30). Caravan challenges Mexico's complicity in US assault on immigrants. wsws.org Chanting "We are not criminals, we are workers, we are immigrants" and "Libertad, Libertad," at least 2,000 migrants marched out of Tapachula, Mexico on October 23.

WSWS (2021-10-30). Attorney Steven Donziger reports to federal prison. wsws.org Donziger, who won a $9.5 billion lawsuit against the oil monopoly Chevron in 2011 on behalf of Ecuadorian farmers and indigenous people, turned himself in to US federal prison authorities on Wednesday to begin serving a six-month sentence on a trumped-up contempt of court conviction.

Dongsheng News (2021-10-30). News on China | No. 73. dissidentvoice.org China breaks the US-led blockade to assume its UN seat 50 years ago. A 10% drop in magnesium production has occurred. China accounts for 85% of global magnesium production. Pang Jianwei and collaborating scientists have established the first integrated quantum communication network, an "unhackable" network.

WSWS repost (2021-10-30). Assange's brother: "The CIA plan to kidnap Julian is continuing under a veil of legality" indybay.org The attempted US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange resumed yesterday with the opening of a hearing into a US government appeal.

sputniknews (2021-10-30). Sudanese Military Released Several Detained Officials, Including Health Minister – Reports. sputniknews.com DOHA (Sputnik) – Sudanese military authorities have released a number of previously detained officials, including Health Minister Omar al-Najib, Al-Arabiya broadcaster reported citing sources familiar with the matter.

Simon Garth (2021-10-30). An End to Privacy: Big Tech's Appetite Turns Towards Cashless Payments. indybay.org "GAFAM" is the acronym used in Europe to refer to tech behemoths Google (under parent company Alphabet), Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft. In the U.S., they are more commonly known as "The Big Five" or "FAAMG". Globally, they are "big tech" and they are powerful.

Staff (2021-10-30). La alianza Cuba-Venezuela es un puente de solidaridad. cubadebate.cu Con total apego a la ética y al sentido del deber, más de 255 000 colaboradores de la Isla han prestado servicios en la República Bolivariana a través del Convenio Integral de Colaboración Cuba-Venezuela que este 30 de octubre celebra su vigésimo primer aniversario de existencia y evoca las firmas históricas de los Comandantes Fidel y Chávez.

WSWS (2021-10-30). Australian government deepens assault on democratic rights with voter ID bill. wsws.org This bill to disenfranchise thousands of working-class voters underscores the reactionary content of the party deregistration laws that were passed with the opposition Labor Party's backing in August.

Labor Video Project (2021-10-30). We Want Our Jobs Back! Thousands Of Unite HERE2 Workers March In San Francisco For Jobs. indybay.org Thousands of San Francisco Unite HERE Local 2 hotel workers marched in San Francisco to demand their jobs back and a contract.

Rishika Pardikar (2021-10-30). Ahead of COP26, African Countries Reject EU Trying to Back Out of Climate Finance Talks. towardfreedom.org With its climate pact and a climate law, the European Union is often viewed as progressive when it comes to dealing with the climate crisis. But positions that both EU countries and the EU bloc have taken in the run-up to the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26), the largest annual climate-change conference, paint a different picture.

Editor2 (2021-10-30). AMLO Wants Clarification of the Colosio Murder Case. orinocotribune.com In February, Mario Aburto, who was convicted of assassinating presidential candidate Colosio in 1994, requested that his case be reopened so that "the society knows the truth." | On Thursday, October 28, Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) offered State protection to Mario Aburto, who has claimed that the had police tortured him and forced him to plead guilty for the murder of the Institutionalist Revolutionary Party (PRI) presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio in 1994. | "If it can be proved that he was tortured, he was threatened, and he has kept silent because of it… the Mexican sta…

ecns.cn (2021-10-30). China opposes official exchanges between Lithuania and Taiwan region. ecns.cn The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Saturday China firmly opposes all forms of official interactions between the Taiwan region and countries having diplomatic ties with China.

ecns.cn (2021-10-30). Moving data out of China may be subject to a security review. ecns.cn Entities who want to provide data abroad may go through an internal security review and, on some occasions, will be subject to a government review, according to a draft regulation released by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-10-30). China at forefront of global drive for greener Earth. ecns.cn With the highest growth in forest coverage and the largest area of man-made forests, China has taken the lead in the global campaign to green the planet, contributing the biggest share of global vegetation growth between 2000 and 2017.

Anis Chowdhury (2021-10-30). Bleak prospects for least developed countries. mronline.org SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR: "The outlook for LDCs is grim". The latest United Nations (UN) assessment of prospects for the least developed countries (LDCs) notes recent setbacks without finding any silver lining on the horizon.

ecns.cn (2021-10-30). Taiwan's DPP authority slammed for lies, deception. ecns.cn A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Friday slammed the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority in Taiwan for misleading people of the island and deceiving the international community.

ecns.cn (2021-10-30). G20 urged to take joint actions to tackle global challenges. ecns.cn On the eve of the 16th Group of 20 (G20) Leaders' Summit in Rome, leaders of several multinational organizations called on the Group comprising 19 countries plus the European Union (EU) to strengthen joint efforts to address global challenges.

Ana Perdigón (2021-10-30). IOM and Venezuela Agree on Mechanisms for Protection of Migrants. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's Ombudsman's Office and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have agreed on cooperation and protection mechanisms for Venezuelan migrants. | In a meeting between the Venezuelan Ombudsman, Alfredo Ruiz, and the IOM representative in Venezuela, Jorge Vallés, an agreement was reached to train workers of Venezuelan State institutions on the human rights of migrants. | The training of workers and officials of public institutions will be focused on the development of the tasks that they must fulfill, especially for the care and protection of migrants in border areas, in order to guarantee that…

ecns.cn (2021-10-30). China sees massive growth in delivery sector. ecns.cn China's parcel delivery sector has sustained rapid growth in the first three quarters of this year, the State Post Bureau said on Friday.

Editor (2021-10-30). An unrealized political possibility: remembering the Grenada Revolution. mronline.org The United States overthrow of the Grenada Revolution in 1983 initiated a vicious and unrelenting regime of neoliberalism that has gutted the Caribbean nation. But revolutionary Grenada showed the world a radical alternative to capitalism and neocolonialism is possible.

_____ (2021-10-30). Russia Changes the Rules of Global Logistics while Bypassing the Suez. journal-neo.org After the container ship Ever Given got stuck in the waters of the Suez Canal in 2020, global trade faced the consequences of a crisis factor that was previously considered unlikely. This incident highlighted the need, at least, to improve infrastructure capable of meeting the requirements of the ongoing growth of the global supply chain …

Michael Welch (2021-10-30). Promoting a New Tyranny under the Guise of Saving the Planet. globalresearch.ca

TASS (2021-10-30). Trial launches of Tsirkon hypersonic missiles from surface vessel to begin next month. tass.com In all, five missile launches are planned and they will be aimed at sea and ground targets…

TASS (2021-10-30). Russia, US agree on data exchange in regard to possible cyber security attacks. tass.com We agreed, that we'll be informing each other of whatever incidents in cyberspace that are of concern to both sides, Russia's UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya said…

Shanthi Ameratunga, Asha George (2021-10-30). [Comment] Inequities in adolescent and young adult deaths. thelancet.com On the heels of hard-won gains in infant and child survival in most parts of the world, we now have the largest generation of adolescents in human history. This shows the importance of realising the potential for young people to participate in shaping the future and contribute to communities they are part of. This potential, however, will not be fulfilled by merely being alive. We must consider the opportunities and threats that influence the wellbeing and agency of young people at this crucial stage of human development.

Fight Back (2021-10-30). Philippines: Condemn Philippine National Police massacre of peasants in Masbate. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Oct. 25 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). | The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemns in the strongest terms the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the massacre of at least five peasants yesterday early morning in Barangay Bugtong, Mandaon town in Masbate province. | Contrary to the PNP's claims in their press releases, the victims were not members of the New People's Army (NPA). The PNP identified one of the victims as Eddie/Arnold Rosero, a local resident. | According to the NPA's Regional Operational Command in Bicol,…

Toward increased Networking (2021-10-30). Online events w) David Harvey, Caffentzis, Sarah Jaffe, Tariq Ali, Isabel Wilkerson, etc. indybay.org Here are some 28 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 3: 00 am tomorrow, October 29th), featuring people such as Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Timothy Snyder, Vandana Shiva, Eve Olney, George Caffentzis, Ban Ki-moon, David Harvey, Christiana Figueres, Charles Eisenstein, Michael Kazin, Sarah Jaffe, Tariq Ali, Isabel Wilkerson, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, the UK, and Australia (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested…

sputniknews (2021-10-30). Fully Preserved 1,000-Year-Old Canoe Found in Cave in Mexico. sputniknews.com MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Scientists from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) discovered a Mayan canoe, dated 9th-10th century AD, in a flooded karst cave on the Yucatan Peninsula almost fully preserved in the water.

Fight Back (2021-10-30). Milwaukee Alliance celebrates the unveiling of Lucille Berrien Park. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI — On October 23, nearly 100 community members, activists and local politicians gathered at Berrien Park for the public unveiling of the Milwaukee County Parks sign with the new name. The campaign was initiated when the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression learned about the origins of the name for Lindbergh Park and Charles Lindbergh's proximity to the Nazis. | After months of canvassing efforts led by the Alliance that saw members going door-to-door in the predominantly Black community surrounding the park, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors in late June voted unan…

sputniknews (2021-10-30). US Watchdog Says State, Pentagon Withholding Information From Public About Afghan Collapse. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Biden administration is withholding information from the public that could have predicted the fall of the Afghan government to the Taliban,* US Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko said on Friday.

Pedro Brieger (2021-10-30). El nuevo fantasma ruso en América Latina. globalizacion.ca A mediados del siglo XIX Marx y Engels escribieron que el fantasma del comunismo recorría Europa. En el siglo XX ese mismo fantasma recorrió el mundo. Ahora, en el siglo XXI, la comunicación es el nuevo fantasma que acecha. Esto…

teleSUR, SH (2021-10-30). Extienden por un año el mandato de misión de la ONU en Colombia. telesurtv.net El jefe de la misión de la ONU en Colombia advirtió sobre el aumento de la violencia por parte de grupos ilegales contra indígenas y afrocolombianos.

Other Cinema (2021-10-30). Saturday 11/13: Canning's Motherload. indybay.org 992 Valencia St. | San Francisco, CA 94110…

Angela (2021-10-30). Saturday 10/30: Jabal Al Risan Festival of Forbidden Life. indybay.org

Disability Rights California (2021-10-30). Wednesday 11/3: Improving Civil Rights Enforcement for People with Disabilities in California. indybay.org Online event…

David Giesen (2021-10-30). Saturday 10/30: Habitat Now! the eco walking tour that'll make you wince. indybay.org American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason Street | San Francisco, CA | (meet in the lobby)…

teleSUR, drl, JDO (2021-10-30). Rechazan que CPI no investigue crímenes de guerra en Colombia. telesurtv.net Corte Penal Internacional acuerda con Gobierno de Colombia no investigar posibles crímenes de lesa humanidad.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-30). U.S. special ops plane unloads High Mobility Artillery Rocket System for war games in Sweden. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. MC-130J Lands On Highway In Sweden To Unload HIMARS Artillery System During Special Ops Exercise The MC-130J Commando II Special Operations aircraft unloaded an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System that was then loaded onto a Swedish C-130 during recent drills on Gotland island. U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command MC-130J Commando II …

WSWS (2021-10-30). Philadelphia transit union calls off strike, announces deal with cuts to real wages. wsws.org The tentative agreement, which contains wage increases well below the rate of inflation, came after a unanimous strike authorization vote by SEPTA workers, who set a strike deadline for November 1.

teleSUR, JDO (2021-10-30). Migrantes que avanzan por México ya rondan la cifra de 5.000. telesurtv.net La Marcha por la Paz, la Justicia y por la Libertad de los Migrantes va rumbo a Acacoyagua y Mapastepec, en Chiapas.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-30). Finns being conditioned for war with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg Says Door Remains Open For Finland To Join Military Alliance Finns increasingly critical of Russia, survey finds Finnish residents are increasingly critical of Russia, according to a values and attitudes survey commissioned by the think tank Eva, the Finnish Business and Policy Forum. Slightly more than one-third of respondents had a …

350 Bay Area (2021-10-30). Saturday 11/6: Bay Area March for COP 26. indybay.org Beginning at Sproul Plaza and marching to MLK Civic Center Park in Berkeley, CA…

John Zarocostas (2021-10-30). [World Report] Pleas for health funding for Yemen. thelancet.com 10‚Äà000 children have been killed or maimed in the Yemen War, and health needs are not being met. John Zarocostas reports.

sputniknews (2021-10-30). C-3PO Let Loose: Creepy Video of Mysterious Metallic 'Alien' Resurfaces Online. sputniknews.com The hazy footage, shot on June 7, 2010, in a rural area of Alberta, Canada, left viewers perplexed back then and even now, as they spotted a human-like figure with "metallic skin" meandering across a farm.

Victoria Korn (2021-10-30). Huelga, secuestros y caos en Haití: El poder de los bandoleros. globalizacion.ca La huelga general convocada por los sindicatos de transporte contra la inseguridad y la escasez de combustible conmovió Puerto Príncipe y varias provincias de Haití, donde se vaciaron las calles, se cerraron los negocios y la circulación de vehículos fue…

WSWS (2021-10-30). San Antonio Symphony on strike for over a month in response to attacks by management. wsws.org Symphony management is attempting to massively reduce pay and to cut full-time positions by half.

sputniknews (2021-10-30). McAuliffe's Campaign Team Mistakenly Asks Fox to 'Kill Story' as Democrat Trails in Polls – Report. sputniknews.com Recent events indicate that McAuliffe's campaign is apparently in trouble. Despite bringing in the Democratic Party's major names to mobilize support, including President Biden, ex-President Barack Obama, and Vice President Kamala Harris, McAuliffe has drawn small numbers to recent campaign rallies.

WSWS (2021-10-30). Modi makes spectacle of India's 1 billionth COVID vaccine shot to cover up his government's culpability for mass death. wsws.org By rights, Modi should be charged—as his Brazilian counterpart, the fascist Jair Bolsonaro, has been—for promoting quackery and presiding over crimes against humanity.

Richard Horton (2021-10-30). [Comment] Offline: Living in an Age of Indecency. thelancet.com Political leaders will declare COP26 a success—an important staging post, although not UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's promised "turning point for humanity", on the way to decarbonising the planet's energy use. Historians will most likely look back and judge COP26 in Glasgow, UK, as a graveyard of opportunities. To be fair, the target set for COP26 was narrowly drawn—to keep alive the 2015 Paris Agreement. That landmark agreement committed nations to "holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 ∞C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperat…

Anogika Souresh (2021-10-30). The Court of Protection and Criminal Law. ukhumanrightsblog.com Re C [2021] EWCA Civ 1527 This is an appeal from Hayden J's judgment in Re C [2021] EWCOP 25. The appeal was allowed on the basis that care workers making arrangements to secure the services of a sex worker for C would place the care workers in peril of committing an offence contrary to section 39 of …

news.un (2021-10-30). Traffickers abusing online technology, UN crime prevention agency warns. news.un.org Human traffickers who trick people with fake job offers and promises and then exploit them for profit, are taking advantage of online technologies for every step of their criminal activities.

WSWS (2021-10-30). Biden again lashes out against China over Taiwan. wsws.org Biden's remarks are the latest in a rising drumbeat of inflammatory statements from Washington that undermine the diplomatic and strategic status quo in the Taiwan Strait that has existed for four decades.

Jubilee USA Network (2021-10-30). G20 Focuses on Vaccines, Health, Economy and Climate During Rome Summit. indybay.org President Biden joins G20 heads of state in Rome to discuss COVID response, vaccines, debt, economic crisis and climate policies. This is the first in-person meeting of the leaders since before the onset of the pandemic.

The Tash Punx (2021-10-30). Saturday 10/30: Coyote Creek Volunteer Trash Clean Up Day w/ Trash Punx. indybay.org Coyote Creek: 1200 Notting Hill Drive, San Jose, CA 95131 – Look for The Trash Punx Tent | Masks required. Please follow CA COVID guidelines : covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

PFAW, LWV,, more (2021-10-30). Wednesday 11/3: No More Excuses: Voting Rights Now! D.C. Protest Livestream & Online Actions. indybay.org Online voting rights rally via livestream and online actions…

Christine Massey (2021-10-30). Freedom of Information Requests: Health/ Science Institutions Worldwide "Have No Record" of SARS-COV-2 Isolation/Purification. globalresearch.ca First published by GR …

Staff (2021-10-30). 'A knife in the heart of Holocaust survivors': Australian police seize Nazi flag near synagogue ahead of Kristallnacht anniversary. rt.com The mayor of Brisbane, Australia has called for a ban on Nazi symbols after a flag with a swastika on it was spotted flying next door to a synagogue just days before the anniversary of the Nazi-era Kristallnacht programs. | The Nazi flag was flown from a window of the neighboring UniLodge student housing complex downtown. The vice president of the Queensland Jewish Board Deputies, Jason Steinberg, told AAP that synagogue-goers noticed the swastika on Saturday morning. | The flag was removed after police arrived at the scene, and a 45-year-old local man was charged with a public nuisance offense. | Steinberg sa…

sputniknews (2021-10-30). Russian Fleet Monitoring US Navy Destroyer in Black Sea. sputniknews.com On Friday, the US Sixth Fleet said that a destroyer, the USS Porter, was transiting to the Black Sea in order to operate with its NATO allies.

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2021-10-30). Friday 11/5: Prints & Protest: The Legacy of Poster Making in Social Justice Movements. indybay.org Oakland Asian Cultural Center | 388 9th Street | Oakland, CA 94607…

teleSUR -HIM (2021-10-30). Proyectarán 47 documentales durante gira de cine mexicano. telesurtv.net Cinco estados mexicanos acogerán la muestra con presencia además de materiales filmados en 14 países y producidos en 15 idiomas diferentes.

Dave DeCamp (2021-10-30). New York to Divest From Ben & Jerry's Parent Company Over Settlement Ban. news.antiwar.com The state of New York Since Ben & Jerry's announced the settlement ban in July, several US states have taken steps to divest from the UK conglomerate Unilever that owns the ice cream company. Over 30 US states have passed legislation against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) moveme…

teleSUR, SH (2021-10-30). EE.UU. intenta rescindir programa migratorio Quédate en México. telesurtv.net Funcionarios estadounidenses indicaron que si bien el programa contribuyó a reducir el flujo migratorio, lo hizo imponiendo sufrimiento a miles de migrantes.

teleSUR, drl, JDO (2021-10-30). Central obrera uruguaya rechaza reforma jubilatoria de Gobierno. telesurtv.net La PIT-CNT criticó la falta de diálogo social político para la futura reforma de seguridad social, propuesta por el presidente Lacalle Pou.

The Canary (2021-10-30). Fresh call to end global vaccine inequality ahead of G20 summit. thecanary.co Failure to tackle global vaccine inequality at this weekend's G20 summit could prolong the pandemic, civil society groups have warned. | Fresh calls were made to tackle structural problems that campaigners say have so far been ignored. This has allowed coronavirus (Covid-19) doses to be "hoarded" by rich nations. | The People's Vaccine Alliance is a coalition of more than 75 organisations including Oxfam, Amnesty International, the African Alliance, UNAIDS, and Global Justice Now. It urged G20 leaders to unblock global supply shortages by waiving intellectual property and sharing technology of vaccines, diagnosti…

WSWS (2021-10-30). Them: Another entry in the lucrative racialist genre. wsws.org The program presents the recent history of the US as nothing but a war of whites against blacks. All the complications of the historical process and social life are thrown out the window.

WorkWeek (2021-10-30). WorkWeek On CA Farm Organizers Larry Itliong & Rojas Family, TWU 100 & Covid. indybay.org

Bay Area (2021-10-30). Monday 11/1: Nightmare on PG&E Street: Rally to Save California Solar. indybay.org PG&E San Francisco Headquarters, 77 Beale St, San Francisco, CA 94105…

WSWS (2021-10-30). As infections skyrocket, German government declares pandemic over. wsws.org Health Minister Jens Spahn is calling for an end to the currently declared "epidemic situation of national scope" on November 25, which would eliminate most remaining protective measures.

Allan Rees (2021-10-30). Coming Up Oct 31st—Global Live Stream on Terror False Flags. indybay.org The Global Conference on Terror False Flags Will Be LIVE STREAMED | Sunday, October 31, 2021: | 8: 30am Pacific * 11: 30am Eastern * 15: 30 GMT | 1: 30pm Paris * 9: 00pm Mumbai (3 hours duration)…

WSWS (2021-10-30). Australian state government bars COVID-related school closures despite escalating infections. wsws.org The Committee for Public Education's daily tallies of school closures have been viewed online this month by tens of thousands of people.

WSWS (2021-10-30). The new AY.4.2 sub-lineage of Delta: The implications of the evolution of coronavirus. wsws.org New variants of Delta are arising, designated by AY. The AY.4.2 sub-lineage, first seen in Scotland, with an additional mutation in its spike protein, is significantly more transmissible.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-30). NATO uses tiny Luxembourg for work on its military sites in Latvia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Bausch pledges ‚Ǩ6.9m to help Latvia clean up military sites Defence minister Franàßois Bausch on Thursday signed a ‚Ǩ6.9m agreement with Latvia to help the country clean up polluted military sites over the coming years. The document was signed on the sidelines of a Nato meeting in Brussels. Both countries already in February last year …

Julia Rock (2021-10-30). YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: How To Cancel Debt. dailyposter.com Also: Georgia's senators deliver on a campaign promise, and Chicago is using federal funds to provide residents a guaranteed basic income.

Institute for the Critical Study of Society (2021-10-30). Sunday 10/31: Cooperative Economics. indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | us02web.zoom.us/j/87603046149?pwd=NXlmeT… | Meeting ID: 876 0304 6149 | Passcode: ICSS1017rs | Dial by your location | +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) | Meeting ID: 876 0304 6149 | Passcode: 7184505660 | Find your local number: us02web.zoom.us/u/kdKZZtC2ub

Staff (2021-10-30). Pinochet entregó en adopción a miles de niños chilenos a Suecia para mejorar las relaciones bilaterales. cubadebate.cu La información fue dada a conocer por el medio sueco Dagens Nyheter (DN), que publicó el reportaje "Niños a toda costa", donde dejó en evidencia cómo menores provenientes de países pobres habían sido adoptados en la nación europea sin el consentimiento de sus padres en el período comprendido entre 1971 a 1992.

WSWS (2021-10-30). Oklahoma death row prisoner John Grant vomits, convulses in death chamber as state resumes executions. wsws.org Grant's execution was the first in Oklahoma since 2015 after a series of them went horribly wrong. It proceeded after the US Supreme Court lifted his stay of execution.

WSWS (2021-10-30). The Glasgow summit, climate change, and the case for socialism. wsws.org The past two years have seen a series of escalating climate disasters in all regions of the globe, including massive wildfires from the Australian bush to the American west, devastating flooding in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and deadly heatwaves the world over.

Staff (2021-10-30). Proliferan los grupos armados de latinos y afroamericanos en Estados Unidos. cubadebate.cu Casos de grupos afroamericanos que portan abiertamente armas no son nuevos, y se han dado casos de diversos cuños desde hace décadas. Van desde grupos históricos como los Black Panthers hasta otros de reciente creación como la Not Fucking Around Coalition, que ha organizado notorias marchas de personas afroamericanas fuertemente armadas.

WSWS (2021-10-30). Thousands of New Brunswick public sector workers strike against poverty wages. wsws.org The Canadian Union of Public Employees has refused to say if the strike will continue into next week, let alone advanced any strategy to counter Premier Higgs' vow to outlaw the stoppage.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Understanding mix-and-match COVID-19 boosters. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have made booster recommendations for all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S., including authorizing a mix-and-match option for booster shots from Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Moderna or Pfizer. For people who received Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, booster vaccinations are recommended 6 months or more after finishing the initial two-dose series for those age 65 and older and for younger adults 18 and…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-30). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why it's important for kids to be vaccinated for flu. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Flu season typically starts in the U.S. in November, December. That's why it's important to get your flu shot now. Mayo Clinic health experts say it's the best tool for preventing the flu. And kids of almost every age are eligible. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/zwAGf1V9iUw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 01) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Winter is coming. And health…

WSWS (2021-10-30). As UAW and Deere maintain information blackout, workers voice determination to fight: "We have a unique opportunity to win" wsws.org Wall Street is exerting immense pressure on Deere to meet extraordinarily high earnings targets, and so hold the line on workers' demands for significant improvements to wages and benefits.

sputniknews (2021-10-30). Prince Andrew Slams 'Frivolous, Baseless' Lawsuit by Sex Assault Accuser Seeking 'Another Payday'. sputniknews.com Virginia Giuffre, one of the most outspoken accusers of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, claims that not only was she a victim of his sex trafficking ring, but was forced into intimate relations with Prince Andrew on three occasions when she was still a minor; she filed a civil lawsuit against the royal in August, seeking "accountability".

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-10-30). Pdte. boliviano llama a la unidad ante intentos golpistas. telesurtv.net El mandatario también apostó por la integración para superar los problemas del país tras el Gobierno de facto de Jeannine Añez.

WSWS (2021-10-30). European audience members speak on the significance of October 24 webinar, "How to end the pandemic" wsws.org The October 24 webinar evoked an enthusiastic response among audience members across Europe and internationally.

Fight Back (2021-10-30). Striking workers rally at Kellogg's headquarters in Michigan. fightbacknews.org Battle Creek, MI – Over 200 striking workers and supporters rallied outside the Kellogg's headquarters in downtown Battle Creek on October 27. As Kellogg's corporate bosses looked down from their offices, striking workers and their families listened to energetic speeches. | "This worker exploitation by big corporations must stop now!" shouted Trevor Bidelman, the president and business agent for the union waging the strike, the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco workers, and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM) Local 3-G. | Bidelman called for solidarity between the 20 or more unions gathered, as the strike heads towards its…

Reproductive Justice Coalition (2021-10-30). Saturday 11/6: Letter Writing Party–Defend Abortion Rights. indybay.org 747 Polk Street (@ Ellis St.), San Francisco, CA 94109…

Sarah Hodges, Julia Hornberger, Ushehwedu Kufakurinani, Shalini Rudra, Christopher Sirrs, Nishpriha Thakur, Sharifah Sekalala (2021-10-30). [Correspondence] When suspicion replaces evidence in public health. thelancet.com The UK Government's decision not to recognise people as vaccinated if they received COVID-19 vaccines in most of Latin America, Africa, and south Asia received widespread condemnation.1 Many commentators have rightly called out this discriminatory policy, which unfairly targets people from low-income countries. However, as a group of scholars from the medical humanities and social sciences, we are particularly concerned that the way in which the government makes decisions about which countries are exempt from quarantine once fully vaccinated dispenses with evidence-based policy making.

teleSUR, jaa, MER (2021-10-30). Pescadores artesanales chilenos seguirán protesta en Valparaíso. telesurtv.net Los pescadores afirmaron no aceptar el acuerdo presentado por el Gobierno chileno porque no plantea una solución a la raíz de sus demandas.

League of Women Voters (2021-10-30). Tuesday 11/16: Abortion Access: The Crisis of Reproductive Rights in Texas and the Impact Nationwide. indybay.org Online event…

sputniknews (2021-10-30). China Calls Report of US Intelligence Community on COVID-19 Origin Unscientific. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – The spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the United States, Liu Pengyu, called the report on the origin of COVID-19 by the American intelligence service unscientific, South China Morning Post reported on Saturday.

WSWS (2021-10-30). US records lowest growth rate in pandemic "recovery" wsws.org The US slowdown follows lower growth in China and a cut this week by the German government in its growth forecast—meaning the world's first, second and fourth largest economies respectively all reported lower growth this month.

sputniknews (2021-10-30). Trump Might Face Recall of License for Software Used in His Social Network, Developer Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The social media of former US President Donald Trump, Truth Social, was found using the source code developed by the social media platform Mastodon, and the license for the software might be revoked, the developer's founder, Eugen Rochko, said.

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-10-30). Presidente López Obrador: mayoría de población adulta mexicana está vacunada contra la Covid-19. telesurtv.net En México se ha aplicado más de 125 millones de dosis de vacunas contra la Covid-19 a más de 74 millones de ciudadanos.

teleSUR, lvm, HIM (2021-10-30). Argentina pide flexibilizar derechos de propiedad sobre vacunas. telesurtv.net La representación del Gobierno argentino destacó la importancia de la transferencia tecnológica para la producción de vacunas.

teleSUR, yart, JDO (2021-10-30). Campesinos colombianos liberan a 180 soldados que retenían. telesurtv.net Las comunidades, que se oponen a la erradicación forzosa, custodiaron durante 24 horas a los uniformados para evitar hechos de violencia.

Staff (2021-10-30). El SARS-CoV-2 no fue creado como arma biológica, asegura Comunidad de Inteligencia de Estados Unidos. cubadebate.cu La Comunidad de Inteligencia de EEUU (IC, por sus siglas en inglés) evalúa que el COVID-19 no se desarrolló como un arma biológica y la mayoría de las agencias analizan con poca confianza que la enfermedad no fue modificada genéticamente, según el informe desclasificado por la oficina del director de Inteligencia Nacional.

Frank Boulton (2021-10-30). [Correspondence] Reinforcing security through prohibition of nuclear weapons. thelancet.com The Nuclear Weapons Group of Medact, the UK affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, commends the Editors1 for drawing attention to the first meeting of states parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which will be held in January, 2022. Publications in The Lancet have previously referred to the controversial but important public health issue of nuclear war.2,3…

WSWS (2021-10-30). Sri Lankan government abandons limited COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. wsws.org In order to justify its relaxation of COVID-19 health security measures, Colombo is seeking to artificially engineer lower official statistics of infections and deaths.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-30). Mayo Clinic Q and A: High-dose flu vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 65 and had my annual physical. This year, my doctor recommended that I receive a high-dose flu vaccine. Why do I need a high-dose vaccine? ANSWER: Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system, including your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza, commonly called the flu, is not the same as stomach flu, which is an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever….

Maciek Wisniewski (2021-10-30). Colin Powell va a Nuremberg. globalizacion.ca Obsesionado de por sí con el tema de las comparaciones históricas y convencido de que ‚àí °perdonen el cliché!‚àí, sí hay algún espíritu del tiempo ( Zeitgeist) rondando por el mundo es el de hacer apresuradas analogías entre el pasado y…

teleSUR, yart, JDO (2021-10-30). Informe revela récord de asesinatos de indígenas en Brasil. telesurtv.net Casi 190 indígenas fueron ultimados durante el año 2020 en medio del aumento de la violencia contra los pueblos originarios.

WECAN at Censored News (2021-10-30). WECAN Indigenous Women's Delegation to COP 26 Brings Vital Voices. indybay.org WECAN's International Indigenous Women's Delegation is bringing the voices vital to the COP 26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, beginning now.

David L. Wilson (2021-10-30). The "border crisis" numbers don't add up. mronline.org According to Customs and Border Protection (CBP), fiscal 2021's final number of migrants apprehended or encountered at the southwestern border was 1,734,686, higher than the 1,643,679 total apprehensions for fiscal 2000.

Editorial La Jornada (2021-10-30). Colombia: La guerra absurda. globalizacion.ca Fuentes militares colombianas informaron que seis pelotones (alrededor de 180 soldados) del ejército fueron retenidos por campesinos cocaleros mientras cumplían "tareas de lucha contra toda la cadena de narcotráfico" en la zona fronteriza con Venezuela, es decir, que efectuaban el…

_____ (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…

_____ (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…

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 …

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

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."

_____ (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…

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."

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…

_____ (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…

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

news.un (2021-10-29). Ahead of Sudan protests, UN chief asks military to 'show restraint'. news.un.org With mass civil protests against this week's military coup planned for Saturday in Sudan, the UN Secretary-General has a simple message: "I urge the military to show restraint, and not to create any more victims."

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.

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…

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-10-29). Karen Dolan on Build Back Better, Tim Karr on Changing Facebook. fair.org This week on CounterSpin: An early October survey showed that while 60% of those polled knew that the Build Back Better legislative package was "$3.5 trillion," only 10% had any sense of what was in it. That is many things, but preeminently a failure of news media—the demonstrably harmful effect of months of reporting …

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.

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 …

Tomdispatch (2021-10-29). Anti-Imperialism You Can Try at Home: Reparations May Be One Cure for What Ails Us. juancole.com By Mattea Kramer | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — Robin Rue Simmons had been very curious about the truth of American life as a young person. But it was only after she finished high school, left her native Evanston, Illinois, and returned as an adult — ready to buy a house in the historically Black …

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

Yves Engler (2021-10-29). 'Left Problem' is not Cozying up to bad Guys but Supporting Imperialism. orinocotribune.com By Yves Engler — Oct 28, 2021 | 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 " It was an odd choice. Unlike The Breach's other stories, there's nothing about Canada in the interview and it's a republication of a radio interview rather than unique content.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-29). Latvian MEP: Europe living in cold war conditions with EU, NATO on one side, Belarus and Russia on the other. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com We are living in cold war conditions, with the EU on one side and Russia and Belarus on the other — MEP Kalniete RIGA — We are currently living in cold war-like conditions, where the European Union (EU) is on one side and Belarus and Russia on the other, Sandra Kalniete (New Unity), Member of …

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…

Editor2 (2021-10-29). Letter to UNHRC About Political Exploitation of Indigenous Communities in Nicaragua. orinocotribune.com This letter, signed by solidarity, human rights, religious, labor and other organizations, has been sent to the UN Human Rights Council and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. It denounces the misrepresentation and exploitation of disputes over land in Nicaragua's autonomous Indigenous territories for political purposes by local and international organizations which claim to represent the interests of Indigenous peoples. | To: The United Nations Human Rights Council and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights | Copy to: | CEJIL (the Center for Justice and International Law) | Center for Civil and…

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 …

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.

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.

Fight Back (2021-10-29). Young workers from Milwaukee join the John Deere UAW picket lines. fightbacknews.org Waterloo, IA – At Midnight on October 14, 10,000 United Auto Worker union members went on strike across four Midwestern states and Colorado, with over 90% of workers having voted to strike. The workers rejected a six-year contract that would eliminate their pensions, preserve a two-tier wage system that disadvantages new workers, and would have raises that don't keep pace with inflation. | Workers from Milwaukee representing the Young Workers Committee (YWC) of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council (MALC) visited UAW Local 838 workers in Waterloo, Iowa, where the largest number of John Deere union workers are employed…

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.

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 …

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 …

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…

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.

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…

Brittani Banks (2021-10-29). How the Texas Abortion Law's Faulty Legal Text Could Self-Destruct. independentmediainstitute.org The ghastliness of the new Texas abortion law is difficult to express in words. It prevents women from aborting their pregnancies after six weeks and creates legal avenues for the punishment of those who assist a woman in her efforts to obtain an abortion. Texas has opened a multidimensional Pandora's box that threatens marginalized communities …

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. …

Ron Forthofer (2021-10-29). US undercuts the rules-based order. dissidentvoice.org The US has been targeting China by expressing a concern that China does not or will not act according to a 'rules-based' order. This column examines how well the US follows the rules, especially international laws, it played a key role in developing. For example, two key articles in the United Nations Charter stress the …

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 …

_____ (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…

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 …

Matt Sedlar (2021-10-29). Special Drawing Rights: The Beginning of a Paradigm Change? cepr.net To discuss how countries can maximize the impact of the SDRs, on October 4 CEPR Senior Research Fellow Andrés Arauz participated in a panel alongside Nadia Daar of Oxfam International, George Gray Molina of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Patricia Miranda of the Latin American Network for Economic and Social Justice (LATINDADD), and Ceyla Pazarbasioglu of the IMF…

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 (…

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 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…

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 …

Manuel Perez-Rocha (2021-10-29). Latin America Should Withdraw from the World Bank's Harsh Trade Court. fpif.org Regional integration is back on the agenda in Latin America. What shape it takes will be a subject of debate — but with a little leadership, it could lead eventually to a Latin American exodus from a harsh, corporate-friendly trade court in the World Bank. | In September, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), a regional bloc founded in 2010 as an alternative to the U.S.-backed Organization of American States (OAS), met in Mexico City — its first summit since 2017. | As José Steinsleger, a writer for Mexico ¥s La Jornada newspaper, puts it, "the initiative was made possible…

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

Brittani Banks (2021-10-29). Why American Workers Want Congress to Deliver an Infrastructure Bill. independentmediainstitute.org With business already strong and a national infrastructure program likely to further increase demand for its products, DuPont realized it needed a strategy to find more workers. So it did what any sensible employer would do—turned to the union for help. DuPont approached United Steelworkers (USW) Local 12075 about the possibility of a worker recruitment …

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

Michael F. Brown (2021-10-29). Tough choices for Biden administration: Which empty words to approve? electronicintifada.net Settlements and Israeli human rights crackdown highlight Washington's complicity.

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…

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

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 …

Brittani Banks (2021-10-29). The U.S. Has an Unhealthy Obsession With Cuba. independentmediainstitute.org Click here to download the Spanish translation of this article. (Haga clic aquí para descargar la traducción al español de este artículo.) The piggy bank was rattled again. In September 2021, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) gave $6,669,000 in grants for projects aimed at "regime change" in Cuba, a euphemism to avoid …

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 …

Jenny Pierson (2021-10-29). How Critical Race Theory Hysteria May Influence the Future of Affirmative Action. independentmediainstitute.org The end of abortion rights in the United States seems to be a foregone conclusion. After rejecting efforts to temporarily halt the Texas abortion law on two separate occasions, the Supreme Court may validate the law this term. Undermining Roe v. Wade, or overruling it as the court's decision on Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban portends, …

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.

Brittani Banks (2021-10-29). The Democrats in D.C. Promised Consequential Racial Justice Reform—Where Is It? independentmediainstitute.org The lesson of the 2020 U.S. election cycle was clear: Do not underestimate the influence of Black voters. At a time when the electoral process was characterized by voter suppression, Black voters in crucial swing states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin gave this country renewed hope by securing the presidency for President Joe Biden. Thanks …

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…

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

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, …

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

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 …

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 …

Ruwaida Amer (2021-10-29). Israel puts Gaza's deaf people in extreme danger. electronicintifada.net Being unable to hear explosions made the May attack even more terrifying.

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 . . . |

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.

_____ (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…

_____ (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…

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 …

Dean Baker (2021-10-29). Third Quarter GDP: More Good than Bad. cepr.net The 2.0 percent growth figure reported for the third quarter was widely viewed as disappointing. It was slower than most analysts had expected and certainly a large falloff from the 6.7 percent rate in the second quarter, but on the whole, it should be viewed as a positive report. | There are two key reasons for why I see the report as largely positive. First, there were extraordinary and temporary factors that prevented the growth from being considerably more rapid. Second, we need to get a fuller picture in assessing growth. In the pre-pandemic period, no one would have considered 2.0 percent growth particularl…

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

Brittani Banks (2021-10-29). 'Fascist' Doesn't Mean What It Used To. independentmediainstitute.org The question of whether or not Russia is fascist rarely if ever gets asked nowadays because it seems so obvious: Why waste the time it takes to even ask the question? International relations scholars; major media organizations; non-scholarly yet high-profile shapers of the prevailing wisdom; and politicians on both sides of the aisle seem almost …

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

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…

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

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

It's Going Down (2021-10-29). This Is America #151: The Fight Against Line 5, Brenton Lengel on New Durruti Comic Book. itsgoingdown.org Welcome, to This Is America, October 29th, 2021. On today's episode, we speak with several Water Protectors involved in the ongoing struggle against the Line 5 pipeline. We discuss the history of the fight against the Embridge project, how the company has worked with the police to attack grassroots organizing, a recent action which shut…

_____ (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…

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

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…

Ali Abunimah (2021-10-29). Israel told EU in advance of plan to label rights groups "terrorist" electronicintifada.net Brussels "not standing fully behind its values, its principles and also its partners."

Susan Mizner (2021-10-29). CVS Wants the Supreme Court to Gut Non-Discrimination Protections for People with Disabilities. It Could Set Us Back Decades. aclu.org "I'm sorry, we don't serve people with disabilities."
| "That's okay, I don't eat them." | This is a long-standing joke in the disability community, but it is based in reality. Many younger people might be surprised to learn that, not long ago, people with disabilities could be refused service with impunity. College students with disabilities were — if allowed to go to college — housed in the infirmary, not with their peers. Teachers who used wheelchairs — if able to get a teaching degree — were denied jobs because their wheelchair posed a "fire hazard." | Just decades ago, disabili…

_____ (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…

_____ (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…

Brian Wakamo (2021-10-29). Missing from the Climate Talks: Corporate Powers to Sue Governments Over Extractives Policies. inequality.org

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 …

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, …

Juan Cole (2021-10-29). Top 4 Reasons Sen. Manchin will Fail to Stop the Tsunami of Green Energy and Biden will get Climate Progress. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia may succeed in preventing Congress from legislating the quick demise of coal and gas plants, but once President Biden has Manchin's signature on his two big legislative packages, there are other ways to move against Big Carbon that Manchin can do nothing about. 1. …

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…

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…

TASS (2021-10-29). Ukraine plays dangerous game with drones in Donbass – Russia's UN ambassador. tass.com Vassily Nebenzia pointed out that the use of that warfare contradicts the Minsk accords…

TASS (2021-10-29). Moscow vows to retaliate over US hostile steps against Russian diplomatic missions. tass.com According to Maria Zakharova, given Washington's demands that 55 more Russian diplomats along with administration and technical staff should leave the US in the coming months, the situation on the diplomatic front will only worsen…

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