2021-11-01: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-11-01). Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 5 million: Government policies promote mass death. wsws.org Amid the ongoing wave of mass death, governments worldwide are scrapping all remaining measures to contain or slow the spread of COVID-19, with the grotesque mantra that society must "learn to live with the virus."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-01). COP26 starts in Glasgow amid protests and disappointment. peoplesdispatch.org The landmark United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties or COP26 began on Sunday amid disappointment over G20 countries failing to make concrete commitments to combat climate change. The issue of climate financing and historical responsibility are expected to figure prominently in the talks…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-11-01). "Idiots in the Pentagon Are Pushing the U.S. into a Military Confrontation with China over Nothing," Says Former Top Policy Adviser. covertactionmagazine.com Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley claimed last week that China was close to a "sputnik moment" due to …

Editor (2021-11-01). World gathering of peoples for our Mother Earth and against the climate crisis — conclusions document. mronline.org We are children of our Mother Earth, and as such we must take care of her and protect her, respecting her rights and fulfilling our duties and obligations to protect Mother Earth as a living and sacred being.

WSWS (2021-11-01). Civil suit against far-right organizers of 2017 fascist riot begins in Charlottesville, Virginia. wsws.org The suit alleges that the organizers of the 2017 rally of far-right groups planned to carry out acts of violence.

RT (2021-11-01). US Extradition: "If Julian Assange Dies, He Would Have Been Tortured to Death!" — Nils Melzer. dissidentvoice.org We speak to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer on the trial of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. He discusses his assessment that Julian Assange has been psychologically tortured by UK authorities, why it has become harder for the UK courts to refuse the US extradition request, the parallels between the video of the …

Editor (2021-11-01). Cuba-Vietnam: on the road to vaccine self-reliance. mronline.org Unlike the agreements entered into by Western multinational corporations such as Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, the Cuba-Vietnam agreement sets a precedent of solidarity and prioritizes people's health over business profits.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-01). Erdogan: Biden positive on adding, upgrading 120 F-16s. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Erdogan called Biden's positive position on Turkey's acquisition of F-16 "The question was raised about the modernization of Turkey's existing F-16 aircraft or the purchase of new ones. The defense ministers of the two countries keep the issue in the spotlight. I saw Joe Biden's positive approach to this issue," the Turkish head of state …

MEE staff (2021-11-01). Sudan coup: Bashir-era foreign minister re-arrested day after release. middleeasteye.net Sudan coup: Bashir-era foreign minister re-arrested day after release | The release of Ibrahim Ghandour and several other Bashir allies in recent days had come under criticism from opponents of military rule | Mon, 11/01/2021 – 10: 36 | Speaking to Middle East Eye on the day he was released, 31 October 2021, Ghandour said: 'We should all jump over our personal grievances.' (Screengrab) | Ibrahim Ghandour, head…

MEE correspondent (2021-11-01). Welcome to Kordahi Street: Lebanese minister lauded by Yemenis weary of war. middleeasteye.net Welcome to Kordahi Street: Lebanese minister lauded by Yemenis weary of war | Though Lebanon's information minister has enraged Saudi Arabia and its allies for criticising the war on Yemen, in Sanaa he has become a local hero | Mon, 11/01/2021 – 15: 06 | A poster of Lebanon's Information Minister George Kordahi on a billboard in Sanaa, Yemen. The text reads: 'Yes George, Yemen's war is…

Anonymous007 (2021-11-01). In Search Of Escalation: Ukrainian Armed Forces Destroy Two DPR Infantry Fighting Vehicles. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 28th, Ukraine's Armed Forces destroyed two armored fighting vehicles, part of the Donetsk People's Militia near the contact line. | Footage of the incident was published by a member of the Ukrainian volunteer battalions, Roman Donik on his Facebook account on the evening of October 30th. | The intelligence of the 93rd OMBR of the Armed Forces of Ukraine "Kholodny Yar" noticed three infantry fighting vehicles, which the DPR forces drove to the front line in violati…

Rainer Shea (2021-11-01). All Communists Must Properly Grasp Geopolitics in Order to win. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Oct 28, 2021 | The global class and anti-colonial war is a conflict that the imperialists have been able to rig at every turn. In the era of imperialism, where capital has gotten its tentacles into virtually every corner of the planet, those who seek to supplant capital must at all times carefully anticipate the next maneuvers of the forces of counterrevolution. This is because for as long as imperialism remains dominant, for as long as monopoly capital and finance capital have more leverage than the revolutionaries, the revolutionaries must navigate global markets. | This requires compromis…

Alexa Pantuck (2021-11-01). Immigrant rights activists in Los Angeles demand: Ignore the Parliamentarian! liberationnews.org The rally was a reminder that organized mass struggle is the key to liberation and that a diverse, multicultural, and internationalist labor movement is essential for working class gains.

Special to People's World (2021-11-01). Historic U.S.- Cuba cultural exchange coming to NYC. peoplesworld.org Chicago's iconic HotHouse announced they are proud to be a producer of the momentous cultural exchange "A Function at the Junction: Ancestral Bridge, Musical Streams" / "Una Función en el Cruce: Puente Ancestral, Corrientes Musicales," an historic and collaborative, multimedia event presented live and via exclusive online broadcasts. The first event of the series will …

teleSUR, JCM, SH (2021-11-01). Accidente en una cueva en Brasil deja nueve bomberos muertos. telesurtv.net Alrededor de 75 bomberos y socorristas trabajaron durante todo el día en las labores de búsqueda y rescate en el lugar de los hechos.

Ebony Slaughter-Johnson (2021-11-01). How the Texas abortion law's faulty legal text could self-destruct. nationofchange.org Texas has opened a multidimensional Pandora's box that threatens marginalized communities across the country.

A Guest Author (2021-11-01). Miami defenders rally for release of twice-kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. workers.org By Lauren Smith Bulletin: On Nov. 1 U.S. District Judge Robert Scola dropped all but one money laundering charge against Alex Saab, but the one remaining count of "conspiracy to commit money laundering" carries a maximum sentence of 20 years. Saab continues to be denied access to legal counsel and . . . |

Editor (2021-11-01). Mexico's AMLO blasts IMF for causing global crisis, after Fund takes aim at his energy policy. mronline.org The IMF caused social and economic decadence in the world; they and other international financial organisations are responsible for the global crisis.

Cira Pascual Marquina (2021-11-01). As Chávez said, 'let's not change the climate, let's change the system!': a conversation with Max Ajl. mronline.org An anti-imperialist approach to global warming in the context of COP26.

Jaume Plumb-Planas (2021-11-01). Four years after Charlottesville violence, Unite the Right organizers face legal consequences. peoplesworld.org CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—On August 11 and 12, 2017, white supremacist terror transformed Charlottesville from a quiet college town, whose rowdiest events were college basketball games, to a horrific scene reminiscent of the early 1900s. Neo-Nazis were in town for the Unite the Right (UTR) rally protesting the removal of a statue of Confederate traitor Robert E. …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-01). John Deere UAW members to vote Nov. 2 on tentative pact. peoplesworld.org

Emily Von Gerichten (2021-11-01). PSL San Diego hosts letter writing event for 5 Palestinian political prisoners. liberationnews.org PSL of San Diego and others gathered: to show solidarity for five unjustly jailed Palestinian-Americans known as the Holy Land Foundation Five.

Staff (2021-11-01). Venezuela Reports 794 New COVID-19 Cases on Saturday. orinocotribune.com On Saturday, October 30, Venezuela recorded 794 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, of them, 792 were of community transmission and 2 were imported from Panama with entry through the state of La Guaira. This was reported by Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez. | Through her Twitter account, Rodríguez, the head of the Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19, reported that the community cases of the day were registered in 20 states: Carabobo (184), Lara (144), Yaracuy (101), Miranda (84), La Guaira (76), Caracas (64), Zulia (55), Trujillo (22), Sucre (15), Aragua (14), Barinas (…

Matt Bruenig (2021-11-01). Dem Child Care Plan Could Exclude Half of Black Kids. peoplespolicyproject.org The current Democratic child care proposal provides grants to states so that they can set up a complex system of child care subsidies for parents. States do not have to participate in the program and recent history suggests that many Republican-led states will choose not to participate. If that happens, then the children in those states will be effectively excluded from the child care program. | It is impossible to know in advance which states will participate in the program and which states will not. But we can make some educated guesses by looking at which states have opted not to participate in the ACA Medi…

Jolie McCullough (2021-11-01). Constitutionality of Texas governor's 'catch and jail' immigration policy challenged. peoplesworld.org This story is reprinted from The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans—and engages with them—about public policy, politics, government, and statewide issues. The article originally appeared here. More than two dozen Democratic members of Congress called on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. attorney general to investigate legal problems that …

Ann Jones (2021-11-01). 'Now is the time to be angry'. nationofchange.org War is never over when it's over. And it would be wrong to simply leave Afghanistan and its people in the dust of our disastrous departure.

Kelly Sims Gallagher (2021-11-01). How to meet America's climate goals: 5 policies for Biden's next climate bill. nationofchange.org Together they would reassure the world that the United States can honor its climate commitments.

Indianapolis Liberation Center (2021-11-01). Free Titan Kelly, wrongly convicted for returning expired tear gas to crooked cops! liberationnews.org Add your name to the petition.

Elijah Magnier (2021-11-01). Press TV's Spotlight — Iran-P4+1 Talks. thealtworld.com Iran is questioning the seriousness of the United States, as well as its European counterparts which were signatories to the JCPOA. | This, after the US has issued new sanctions against Iran. And the Europeans have issued a statement telling Iran to change course, regarding its nuclear commitments. | Iran says it is committed to the original deal if all the signatories are, but that it will not renegotiate and talk about any other issues. In other words, Iran's defense and security are not up for negotiations. | Guests: | Sara Flounders | Co-Director, International Action Center | NEW YORK | ———…

Ann Brown (2021-11-01). Former Harlem Drug Kingpin Murdered, Became US Government Informant And Served Time. moguldom.com Drug kingpin Alberto "Alpo" Martinez, whose reign was portrayed in the cult classic film "Paid In Full," was killed in a New York City drive-by shooting early Sunday morning in Harlem after serving decades in prison for murder — and being in a witness protection program for testifying against his associates. The former Harlem hustler, …

Rann Miller (2021-11-01). Ignorance As Bliss: Dismantling Racism And Anti-Blackness Requires Education. moguldom.com A California school district has suspended a math teacher for mocking indigenous Americans by wearing a fake headdress and "performing" a dance around the classroom. A video taken by a student in the classroom was posted to Twitter with comment. Sadly, there is more video of this debauchery in the classroom. While there are questions that …

In Contempt (2021-11-01). In Contempt #10: Anarchist & Antifascist Prisoner News, Political Prisoners Released, George Floyd Repression Updates. itsgoingdown.org photo: @AshAgony Welcome to the tenth installment of In Contempt, your monthly one-stop shop for state repression news, political prisoners birthdays and updates, and information about how to support those being targeted by the State in the aftermath of the George Floyd rebellion. With so much to cover, let's dive right in! Political Prisoner News…

Editor (2021-11-01). It's time to bury the 'chop'. workers.org Baseball — long touted as "America's National Pastime" — has just given millions of people around the world a horrifying look at the raw settler-colonial racism on which the U.S. is founded. Game 1 of the World Series in Houston's Minute Maid Park, Oct. 26. This year the National League . . . |

Roz Foyer (2021-11-01). Scottish union leader: Politicians' COP26 promises require worker power to come true. peoplesworld.org GLASGOW—As some world leaders descend on Glasgow (and others stay away), our city will host a summit that has no treaty to agree but which will nevertheless be closely scrutinized to see whether the world, particularly those who run its dominant economies, are showing any signs of facing up to the crisis that is engulfing …

Ann Brown (2021-11-01). Minister Bernice King Goes In On Biden's $450,000 Border Family Proposal: Why Not Consider Reparations For Black America? moguldom.com Unconfirmed reports that President Joe Biden is considering paying $450,000 each to people separated from their families at the southern border over the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy have upset the daughter of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Immigrant families were separated from their children after crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S. seeking …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-01). NABJ Atlanta Journalist Jovita Moore Passes Away From Brain Cancer At 54. moguldom.com Beloved award-winning journalist Jovita Moore died Thursday, Oct. 28, nearly seven months after being diagnosed with glioblastoma, one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer. She was 54. "It is with a broken heart that we announce the passing of Channel 2‚Ä≤s Jovita Moore," reported WSB-TV 2, the Atlanta station where Moore was one …

Andrew Emett (2021-11-01). Louisiana cops charged with assaulting unarmed motorists. nationofchange.org The civil rights charges carry a maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison.

Tom Conway (2021-11-01). Hospitals at risk of collapse, workers pull 14 — 16 hour shifts. peoplesworld.org So many people with COVID-19 sought treatment at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in recent months that the hospital triaged patients outside the facility and set up a makeshift ward in the main lobby. Many workers put in 14 and 16-hour shifts to keep the Southern California facility operating during the crisis, with some comforting the …

John R. Platt (2021-11-01). The fossil fuel divestment movement is on fire. peoplesworld.org The decades-long push to get large investment funds to pull their money from destructive oil, gas, and coal has made several major leaps forward in the past month. One of the biggest occurred Oct. 18 when the Ford Foundation, a nonprofit built on profits from the combustion engine, announced it would divest its endowment from fossil fuel …

Bryan Fonseca (2021-11-01). The Unlikely Success of Puerto Rico Ice Hockey. latinorebels.com Latino Rebels' Bryan Fonseca speaks with Jazmine Miley, team captain of Puerto Rico's national women's ice hockey team, which swept the 2021 Amerigol Latam Cup and took home the gold in their first appearance.

Juan Cole (2021-11-01). COP26: Climate Disaster Stalks Morocco even as it Strives for Wind, Solar. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Since the UN Conference of Parties (COP) 26 is meeting in Glasgow this week, we will be looking at climate and energy issues in the Middle East. Today I want to make some remarks about Morocco, which has one of the most ambitious green energy programs in the region, but …

Middle East Monitor (2021-11-01). Palestinian resistance poetry by Mahmoud Darwish. juancole.com By Sayid Marcos Tenório | — ( Middle East Monitor ) — Mahmoud Darwish is the most internationally-renowned Palestinian poet and writer, although still little-known in Brazil. He is the author of 30 poetry books and eight prose books, translated into more than 40 languages, and winner of the Cultural Freedom Prize, the Lannan Foundation …

Latin America News Dispatch (2021-11-01). Mass Protests in Ecuador After Hike in Fuel Prices. latinorebels.com Thousands of demonstrators marched in Ecuador on Tuesday and Wednesday to protest the increase in fuel prices and President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies. At least 37 demonstrators were arrested and eight police officers injured in demonstrations that blocked roads and highways in five of Ecuador's 24 provinces.

Sam Pizzigati (2021-11-01). Billionaires' shiny utopias are dulling our democracy. peoplesworld.org Great wealth can do great damage. Grand personal fortunes, we've come to understand, can menace our democracy and distort our economic life. But these fortunes can also wreak a much more hidden havoc: They can mess up the minds of people who hold them. Great fortunes can leave their owners feeling supremely sure they themselves …

WSWS (2021-11-01). Big Three automakers release earnings reports for third quarter of 2021. wsws.org In spite of overall year-over-year declines, the Big Three US automakers' earnings reflect a ramping up of the exploitation of the global working class in the face of a global pandemic and supply chain crisis.

teleSUR (2021-11-01). Protests to Escalate in India if Mody Keeps Anti-Farmers Laws. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) warned that Indian farmers will blockade New Delhi city if Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not repeal his pro-corporate land laws by Nov. 26. | RELATED: | "From Nov. 27 onwards, farmers will drive their tractors from villages to protest sites surrounding Delhi. With solid fortifications, they will strengthen the movement," the BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said, as reported by Industan Times.

teleSUR (2021-11-01). President Nicolas Maduro Receives ICC Prosecutor Karim AA Khan. telesurenglish.net At the Miraflores Palace in Caracas on Monday morning, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro received the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim A.A. Khan QC, to inaugurate the three-day agenda in which it is planned to hold meetings with the authorities and interested parties. | Within the framework of the meeting, President Maduro thanked the Prosecutor for having devoted himself to getting to know the Venezuela case in depth and for his willingness to meet in situ with the national authorities in the spirit of cooperation with the ICC. | This meeting was f…

WSWS (2021-11-01). Federal officials deliberately ignored January 6 coup plotting, Washington Post reveals. wsws.org The plans for fascist violence were so alarming that one lower-level official notified D.C. hospitals to prepare for a "mass casualty event."

Fight Back (2021-11-01). Spokesperson for New People's Army murdered by Armed Forces of Philippines. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Oct. 31 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | Ka Oris (Jorge Madlos), spokesperson of the New People's Army (NPA), was not killed in an armed encounter. He was ambushed on the road between Impasug-ong town proper and the national highway at 8 pm of Oct 29. He and his medical aide were riding a motorcycle on their way to seek medical treatment. This is according to his wife Ka Maria Malaya. | Ka Oris and aide Eighfel Dela Peña (Ka Pika) were both unarmed when ambushed. Whether they were ambushed while moving or were accosted and thereafte…

Rachel M. Cohen (2021-11-01). How to Cancel $3.2 Million of Debt. zcomm.org The Debt Collective, which has focused on other forms of debt, is turning its attention to the crushing financial burden on formerly incarcerated people…

Paul Oboohov (2021-11-01). Vale Martyn Stevens, working-class fighter. greenleft.org.au Martyn Stevens was passionate about social justice and making the world a better place, writes Paul Oboohov.

Suadad al-Salhy (2021-11-01). Iraq elections: As Sadr seeks full control, Maliki woos his bruised opponents. middleeasteye.net Iraq elections: As Sadr seeks full control, Maliki woos his bruised opponents | The Sadrists hope to do away with Iraq's power-sharing system and rule alone. That has given Maliki's camp new hope the former prime minister can grow in influence | Mon, 11/01/2021 – 14: 43 | A man rides his bicycle past a poster depicting Moqtada al-Sadr, whose party was the biggest winner in election, and his l…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-11-01). Tomgram: Ann Jones, Afghanistan (Again). warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Ann Jones began her remarkable book Kabul in Winter: Life Without Peace in Afghanistan this way: "I went to Afghanistan after the bombing stopped. Somehow, I felt obliged to help pick up the pieces. I was a New …

MEE staff (2021-11-01). Guantanamo Bay: US military jury condemns detainee's torture. middleeasteye.net Guantanamo Bay: US military jury condemns detainee's torture | A panel of jurors urged clemency for Majid Khan, who last week openly described his torture at CIA black sites | Mon, 11/01/2021 – 16: 44 | The US flag at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on 7 August 2013 (AFP) | A jury of

Angela Carr (2021-11-01). Housing and homelessness workers push for better deal. greenleft.org.au Workers in the housing and homelessness sector are one of the most undervalued and unappreciated workers. Angela Carr reports.

WSWS (2021-11-01). American Postal Workers Union prepares new betrayal. wsws.org For more than a month, the APWU has kept 200,000 workers on the job without a new contract and suppressed information about its closed-door negotiations with the US Postal Service.

WSWS (2021-11-01). Washington and Baltimore residents hit by near-record tidal flooding. wsws.org Storm surge Friday rivaled the record set by Hurricane Isabel in 2003, and left many residents facing washed-out roads and power outages.

teleSUR- jaa, JCM (2021-11-01). Operativo policial en Brasil deja 25 personas muertas. telesurtv.net Los que perecieron en el hecho formaban parte de un presunto grupo criminal sospechoso de varios asaltos a bancos.

Thom Hartmann (2021-11-01). The Insidious Cancer at the Core of Democracy that Could Take Down Biden. zcomm.org Billionaires & their companies now own politicians — and the Supreme Court set it all up with their poisonous Citizens United decision…

teleSUR (2021-11-01). G20 Summit Ends With Emphasis On Climate, Global Corporate Tax. telesurenglish.net The Group of 20 summit drew to a close on Sunday, with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi saying that progress on key issues including climate change, COVID-19 vaccines distribution, and global tax reform made him "profoundly optimistic" about the role multilateralism can play in global affairs. | RELATED: | Leaders from the world's major economies met, virtually or in person, in Rome on Saturday and Sunday to forma…

WSWS (2021-11-01). US and international media demand China end "zero-COVID" strategy. wsws.org The real question is not why China is the "Last 'Zero Covid' holdout," but why other governments have pursued murderous policies that continue to cause infections and deaths on a mass scale.

Arnie Alpert (2021-11-01). Doing 'what must be done' for the planet. zcomm.org New Hampshire's No Coal No Gas campaign deployed kayaktivists and a garden blockade as part of its latest day of mass action aimed at closing Merrimack Station…

Fight Back (2021-11-01). Denver students demand justice for Jacob Blake. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – On October 27, students from the University of Colorado Denver gathered to speak out and demand justice for Jacob Blake. Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by Kenosha, Wisconsin Police Department Officer Rusten Sheskey in August of 2020, sparking a major rebellion. | Students all over the country joined the national day of action called by Students for a Democratic Society. SDS Denver demands justice for Jacob Blake and demands community control of the police. | SDS Denver calls for a new system to put more power in the hands of the people. A Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) al…

MEE staff (2021-11-01). Egypt: State of emergency lifted but restrictive laws still in place. middleeasteye.net Egypt: State of emergency lifted but restrictive laws still in place | Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced that Egypt will lift its state of emergency, but laws that borrow from its provisions are still in place and are limiting freedoms, say rights groups | Mon, 11/01/2021 – 15: 28 | Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah (C) smiles next to his mother Laila Soueif (R) and sister Mona Saif (L) during an in…

WSWS (2021-11-01). This week in history: November 1-7. wsws.org This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago.

teleSUR (2021-11-01). Cuba Shares Its Environmental Development Experience at COP26. telesurenglish.net On Oct. 31, Cuba's Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) Secretary Elba Perez arrived in Glasgow to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP26). | Related | Besides urging the world's richest countries to transform their economies to contain global warming, she will share some of her nation's experiences in dealing with climate change. | On Wednesday, there will be a panel to examine Cuba's eff…

_____ (2021-11-01). Americans' Trust in Media Dips to Second Lowest on Record. strategic-culture.org By Megan BRENAN | Americans' trust in the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly has edged down four percentage points since last year to 36%, making this year's reading the second lowest in Gallup's trend. | In all, 7% of U.S. adults say they have "a great deal" and 29% "a fair amount" of trust and confidence in newspapers, television and radio news reporting — which, combined, is four points above the

WSWS (2021-11-01). Papua New Guinea morgues overflow as COVID-19 cases surge. wsws.org The mass burial highlights the social catastrophe being exacerbated by the homicidal pro-business policies of the PNG ruling elite, in the face of the ongoing Delta outbreak.

teleSUR (2021-11-01). Portugal: Subway Workers Go On Strike Amid Lisbon Web Summit. telesurenglish.net Metro workers will carry out a strike in a week in which Portugal receives some 40,000 people for the 2021 Web Summit in Lisbon. | RELATED: | On Tuesday, the subway will only start operating at 10: 15 a.m. instead of the usual time at 6: 30 a.m. Then, there will be no shuttle service from 11: 00 PM on Wednesday to 6: 30 AM on Friday. Besides rejecting the wage freeze, the Federation of Transport and Communication Tra…

Betsey Piette (2021-11-01). Justice again denied for Mumia Abu-Jamal. workers.org The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Oct. 26 denied Pennsylvania political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal's appeals, filed in 2019 following a December 2018 decision by Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker that awarded Abu-Jamal the right to reopen his Post-Conviction Relief Appeals. Mumia Abu-Jama His appellate case, first filed in August . . . |

WSWS (2021-11-01). Ukraine's daily COVID-19 cases and deaths hit record highs. wsws.org The reckless policies of the Ukrainian ruling class have led to a health disaster that shows no signs of ending.

teleSUR (2021-11-01). Chile: Presidential Debate to Tackle Climate Crisis. telesurenglish.net On Monday, five Chilean presidential candidates will debate topics such as education, culture, and sustainable development. The event will take place at the University of Chile and is promoted by 20 youth organizations among which are Chile Youth, Escazu Now, and the CON-CIENCIA community. | Related | The "It's the Planet's Turn" event will be attended by canditates Gabriel Boric (Approve Dignity), Yasna Provoste (New Social Pact…

WSWS (2021-11-01). Defend the daily newspaper junge Welt against attack by Germany's secret service. wsws.org The left-wing daily newspaper junge Welt has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Republic of Germany because it has been under surveillance by the intelligence agencies for years and is listed in the "left-wing extremism" chapter of the secret service annual report.

The Conversation (2021-11-01). How Commercialization Over the Centuries Transformed the Day of the Dead. latinorebels.com As a researcher of culture and performance, I know only too well that the truth is Day of the Dead has always been commodified.

_____ (2021-11-01). The Strategy Session. Episode 37. strategic-culture.org

WSWS (2021-11-01). Latest barrage of anti-vaccine protests in New York City aimed at building a far-right movement. wsws.org The wave of protests is backed by elements within the highest levels of the state, with support from the trade union bureaucracies, disaffected middle class layers and certain disoriented and destitute elements of the working class.

Badri Raina (2021-11-01). Hate May Win Some Elections but It Does Not Stand the Constitutional Test or Solve Problems. zcomm.org The Supreme Court recently held that even 'mere support given to a terrorist organisation' will not attract sections of UAPA. How may it then be construed that some have been charged under the draconian law for 'supporting' the Pakistan cricket team?>

MEE, agencies (2021-11-01). Saudi Arabia deposits $3bn in Egypt central bank. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia deposits $3bn in Egypt central bank | The Saudi finance ministry said that it has made a $3bn deposit into Egypt's central bank and extended the term for existing deposit of $2.3bn | Mon, 11/01/2021 – 11: 04 | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arriving to attend a session of the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh on 26 October 2021 (AFP/Saudi Royal Palace/B…

teleSUR (2021-11-01). Argentina and Bolivia Propose IMF Debt-For-Climate Swap. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez and Bolivian President Luis Arce ratified their joint position for the protection of the environment ahead to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). | RELATED: | "We bring the same voice to this conference. We will fight for the rights of Mother Earth and support each countries' challenges to curb climate change," Arce stated and demanded that developed countrie…

WSWS (2021-11-01). SEP electoral members speak out on Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws and the socialist program to eliminate COVID-19. wsws.org "The virus has been used for the most enormous shift from the poor to the rich in the history of capitalism."

teleSUR (2021-11-01). 67 Percent of the Venezuelans Are Already Vaccinated. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced that the Bolivarian government has already vaccinated 67 percent of the country's population and hopes to immunize 80 percent of the eligible citizens by the end of November. | Related | At least seven states have already surpassed 70 percent of vaccinated population: Tachira, Caracas, La Guaira, Miranda, Carabobo, Cojedes and Merida. | Despite the U.S. blockade, this South American nation has been a…

WSWS (2021-11-01). Japan's ruling party maintains majority in general election. wsws.org Voters' rejection of the so-called progressive parties in Japan stems from their political bankruptcy and inability to address the needs of workers and youth.

Aseel Jundi (2021-11-01). How Israel's use of skunk water is damaging Palestinian health and economy. middleeasteye.net How Israel's use of skunk water is damaging Palestinian health and economy | Life is becoming unbearable for Palestinian business owners as repeated sprayings of skunk water by Israeli police ruin their wares | Mon, 11/01/2021 – 09: 45 | An Israeli police van fires skunk water in Jerusalem, 24 October, 2021 (MEE/Aseel Jundi) | Kamal Abu Qwaider is one of a number of businessmen who set up shop arou…

Jason Koslowski (2021-11-01). After Four Years without a Contract, Teachers Prepare to Strike in Scranton, PA. zcomm.org Union teachers in Scranton, Pennsylvania, are readying for a strike — threatening to help push Striketober into Strikevember…

Mustafa Abu Sneineh (2021-11-01). Israel: Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike against detention reaches 100 days. middleeasteye.net Israel: Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike against detention reaches 100 days | Miqdad Al-Qawasmi and Kayed al-Fasfous have been on hunger strike for over 100 days protesting their imprisonment without charges or trial by Israel | Mon, 11/01/2021 – 12: 46 | Palestinian prisoner Kayed al-Fasfous with his mother Fawzia at an Israeli hospital while being on hunger strike for over 1…

MEE, agencies (2021-11-01). Yemen: Dozens killed and injured in Houthi attack in Marib, says government. middleeasteye.net Yemen: Dozens killed and injured in Houthi attack in Marib, says government | Government minister says ballistic missile attack left 29 casualties after striking mosque and religious school | Mon, 11/01/2021 – 07: 54 | Fighters loyal to Yemen's government man a position near al-Jawba frontline facing Houthi rebels, in the country's northeastern province of Marib on 31 October 2021 (AFP)…

WSWS (2021-11-01). Moscow ends decades-long NATO diplomatic mission, as alliance continues anti-Russian provocations. wsws.org After NATO expelled eight members of Russia's diplomatic team on allegations of spying in early October, Moscow will end its decades-long diplomatic mission to the trans-Atlantic alliance.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-01). No Jab, No Job: Ice Cube Forced Off Popular Sony Movie For Refusing Covid Vaccine. moguldom.com Ice Cube has walked away from co-starring opposite Jack Black and a $9 million dollar payday because producers have mandated the cast get the covid-19 vaccine. The film "Oh Hell No," seems to be in line with Cube's sentiments. According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Ice Cube departed the upcoming Sony comedy last week. Cube, …

teleSUR (2021-11-01). Assange's Isolation In UK Prison Risks His Life: UN Rapporteur. telesurenglish.net In an interview with the outlet Russia Today on Saturday, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer stated that the psychological problems that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces stem from the abuse he suffers in U.K. Belmarsh high-security prison. | RELATED: | Melzer visited Assange at Belmarsh prison in May 2019 with a team of medical experts, all of whom concluded that this acti…

_____ (2021-11-01). Has the US Launched a Hunt for Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince? journal-neo.org The United States has now increasingly engaged in a series of fibs through media under its sway, national intelligence agencies, and numerous other avenues, with the express purpose of bringing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud into disrepute. Prince Mohammed's alleged involvement in the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident, journalist, has …

Inigo Alexander (2021-11-01). Spain accused of appeasing Morocco after Sahrawi activist blocked from prize. middleeasteye.net Spain accused of appeasing Morocco after Sahrawi activist blocked from prize | EU parliament's social democratic group backed far-right nomination for Sakharov Prize over Western Sahara activist | Mon, 11/01/2021 – 12: 00 | The Sahrawi people of Western Sahara have been waiting for a referendum on their independence for decades (MEE/Oscar Rickett) | The Spanish government and the EU parliamen…

Anonymous007 (2021-11-01). U.S. 6th Fleet Flagship USS Mount Whitney Moves Toward The Black Sea, Days After USS Porter Arrived. southfront.org The flagship of the US Navy's Sixth Fleet, the USS Mount Whitney, is sailing to the Black Sea, the US…

teleSUR (2021-11-01). Fuel Pipeline Explosion Leaves 15 Mexicans Injured in Puebla. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, a gas line in Puebla city exploded, killing one person, injuring 15 citizens, and damaging 54 dwellings. This accident was apparently caused by several illegal taps used by the population to steal fuel. | Related | About 80 minutes before the explosion, authorities received warnings of gas smell in the zone. They were able to evacuate near 2,000 residents and created a one-mille perimeter around the leak. Without these actions, the da…

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-01). Barclays CEO Jes Staley Resigns Under Pressure After Investigation Over Ties To Jeffrey Epstein. moguldom.com London-based Barclays bank, which traces its origins to Britain's goldsmiths of 1690, is at the center of a storm involving its CEO and his relationship with the late disgraced U.S. hedge fund manager, financier Jeffrey Epstein. Barclays CEO Jes Staley is stepping down following an investigation into his relationship with Epstein by U.K. regulators, the …

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_____ (2021-11-01). Why Putin Criticized the Bolshevik Counter Revolution: Trotsky, Parvus and the War on Civilization. strategic-culture.org Doesn't Putin respect Soviet Russian accomplishments including the sacrifices made to put down Hitler? How could Putin be a true anti-imperialist if he is an anti-revolutionary? | A scandal arose this week as President Putin took some time to denounce the Bolshevik Revolution at the "Just over a century ago, Russia objectively faced serious problems… Russia could have dealt with its problems gradually and in a civilised manner. But revolutionary shocks led to the collapse and disintegration of a great power… These…

Anonymous015 (2021-11-01). Unobtrusive Letters By Rockets As Means Of Political Communication In Iraq. southfront.org On October 31, unknown persons fired at the headquarters of the intelligence service of Iraq in Baghdad, when it was visited by the Prime Minister of the country Mustafa Al-Qazimi. Three rockets were launched from different parts of the city in the direction of the building, but failed to achieve its goal. Victims were also avoided. | Earlier, On October 27 a very similar attack was made. | No one has claimed responsibility for these actions yet. | On October 10 the pa…

Andrew Chuter (2021-11-01). Residents push for an end to rigged City of Sydney vote. greenleft.org.au The City of Sydney council area allows businesses in the City of Sydney two votes. Andrew Chuter explains how undemocratic this is.

WSWS (2021-11-01). Australia's reckless pro-business reopening proceeding apace as international travel resumes. wsws.org In the space of less than a month, lockdowns have been overturned and most safety restrictions lifted in the two most populous states, even though they continue to be hit by COVID outbreaks.

WSWS (2021-11-01). UAW-Deere contract "highlights" show deal again fails to meet workers' demands. wsws.org The contract, which the UAW is trying to ram through in a vote on Tuesday, once again fails to meet workers' demands for major wage increases, the restoration of retiree health care and significant improvements to working conditions.

WSWS (2021-11-01). Deere workers issue statement opposing latest tentative agreement: "Reject UAW-Deere blackmail!" wsws.org "We are in a powerful position to win this struggle, with Deere feeling the pressure of the lack of replacement parts in the harvest season and their earnings report due soon. We cannot allow the UAW to snatch this victory from us."

teleSUR, SH (2021-11-01). Exigen justicia en México por el asesinato de otro periodista. telesurtv.net La gobernadora del estado de Guerrero confirmó la muerte del periodista Alfredo Cardoso en la ciudad de Acapulco.

Chloe DS (2021-11-01). Free the refugees from Park Hotel prison. greenleft.org.au Protesters continue to demand that refugees inside the Park Hotel prison are released into the community. Chloe DS reports.

teleSUR, JCM (2021-11-01). México ofrece a migrantes la atención de personas vulnerables. telesurtv.net Autoridades mexicanas lamentan que la situación de algunos personas de la caravana de migrantes se use con fines mediáticos.

teleSUR, JCM (2021-11-01). Ejército de Nicaragua garantiza seguridad en las elecciones. telesurtv.net El Ejército de Nicaragua desplegará 15 mil efectivos militares durante los comicios generales del 7 de noviembre.

Editor (2021-11-01). Right-wing Democrats gut social program budget after Biden refuses to fight. mronline.org After spending weeks conducting backroom negotiations with Sen. Joe Manchin, Sen. Krysten Sinema and other right-wing Democrats in Congress over the social program budget, the Biden administration announced yesterday a "framework" that abandons some of the most important elements of the original proposal.

teleSUR (2021-11-01). COP26 Begins As Countries Plan Future Actions On Climate Change. telesurenglish.net The 26th United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26), delayed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, kicked off on Sunday in Glasgow, Scotland. | RELATED: | "We postponed COP26 by a year. But during that year, climate change did not take time off… And we know that the window to keep 1.5 degrees within reach is closing… We know that our shared planet is changing for the worse. And we can o…

In These Times Editors (2021-11-01). How to Protect Time Off in a Remote Work World. zcomm.org Legislating the "right to disconnect" could help prevent wage theft in a virtual environment that has blurred the line between work and home…

WSWS (2021-11-01). Las Cruces, New Mexico school bus drivers hold limited strike against stalled negotiations. wsws.org The walkout, which lasted less than one day, was a protest against the low wages, poor conditions and stress that drivers face, and the snail's pace of negotiations.

Editor2 (2021-11-01). US Lawyers Argue Assange Healthy Enough to be Sent to His Death. orinocotribune.com By Richard Medhurst — Oct 29, 2021 | Criminalizing journalism: The United States puts Assange's mental health on trial at the High Court, while offering worthless assurances that cannot be trusted. | This week at the High Court in London, US lawyers appealed against a UK judge's decision in January not to extradite Australian journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Baraitser blocked the extradition on grounds it would be oppressive to his health, and that US prison conditions are too inhumane. Accredited journalist Richard Medhurst reports: | Some background information first: Assange's extradition…

Steve Ellner (2021-11-01). Venezuela's November elections: Washington's new strategy but same old assumptions. greenleft.org.au United States president Joe Biden's administration is urging the Venezuelan opposition to participate in the state and local elections slated for November 21, writes Steve Ellner. However, Washington's change of tack doesn't mean it won't continue meddling.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-01). Lavrov: unbroken parade of U.S. warships in Black Sea, new naval bases in Bulgaria, Romania not "neighborly" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US naval flag demonstration in Black Sea does not add to stability, says Lavrov Russia's top diplomat thus commented on a decision by the US Sixth Fleet to send its flagship, command and control ship USS Mount Whitney to the Black Sea for joint operations with NATO countries. The Americans are actively trying to push …

WSWS (2021-11-01). Power workers demonstrate against Sri Lankan government's privatisation deal. wsws.org The CEB United Trade Union Alliance is not organising a genuine struggle but attempting to divert workers with bogus claims that the government can be pressured into abandoning its privatisation policies.

Luis Feliz León (2021-11-01). Beneath Striketober Fanfare, The Lower Frequencies of Class Struggle. zcomm.org As the rich and comfortable stayed indoors and rode out the worst months of the pandemic on their Peloton bikes, workers around the country shifted into a different gear…

Marjorie Cohn (2021-11-01). Biden's DOJ Downplayed Suicide Risk for Assange in Appeal of Extradition Denial. zcomm.org More than two dozen press freedom, civil liberties and international human rights groups, and people around the world, are protesting the persecution of Assange…

teleSUR (2021-11-01). Spain Investigates Security Company That Spied Assange In London. telesurenglish.net Spain's Fifth Central Court of Instruction opened five criminal actions against the security company Undercover Global (UC Global) Director David Morales for illegally spying on Julian Assange at the Ecuadoran Embassy in London while the WikiLeaks founder political asylum from 2016 to 2019. | RELATED: | Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa (2007-2017) hired this company to ensure the safety of Assange, whom the U.S.

WSWS (2021-11-01). Strikes at Huntington, West Virginia hospital and metal production facility. wsws.org Workers at two of the largest employers in Huntington are fighting against poor wages, health insurance premium hikes, and more.

David Swanson (2021-11-01). Save Tom Friedman's Mind: Restore Armistice Day. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, November 1, 2021 When the New York Times is paying Thomas Friedman many thousands of dollars to wonder whether Russia or China would help the United States if space aliens attack it, a few conclusions can be drawn. The ludicrousness of the UFO propaganda coming out of a U.S. …

Anonymous007 (2021-11-01). Tigray Forces Capture Two Strategic Towns As They March On Addis Ababa. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) boasted of a significant success in its fight against the Ethiopian central government. | Initially on October 30th, Getachew Reda, spokesperson for the TPLF claimed that Tigrayan fighters pushed government forces from Dessie and were headed towards the town of Kombolcha. | Meanwhile, Legesse Tulu, the government spokesperson, said in a text message the town was still under the control of the Ethiopian government, adding claims by Tigrayan…

WSWS (2021-11-01). School bus drivers and attendants strike in three Maryland counties in October. wsws.org The rising militancy among bus drivers take place in the midst of a massive bus driver shortage.

teleSUR (2021-11-01). Gunmen Left Mexican Journalist On Bench After Shooting Him. telesurenglish.net Mexican journalists took to the streets of Acapulco City to demand justice for Alfredo Cardoso, the founder of Two Coasts digital media who died on Sunday in a hospital due to the shots he received on Friday. | RELATED: | "Armed men kidnapped Cardoso from his home and, after shooting him five times, they left him sitting on a bench. This crime cannot go unpunished; violence against journalists must stop in Acapulco City," protesters…

MEE, agencies (2021-10-31). Sudan coup: Protest strike after nationwide demonstrations. middleeasteye.net Sudan coup: Protest strike after nationwide demonstrations | Tensions remain high in Khartoum a day after mass protest against military power was violently repressed | Sun, 10/31/2021 – 12: 44 | A Sudanese anti-coup protester waves the national flag during a gathering in the capital Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman on 30 October 2021 to express support for the country's democratic transiti…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-31). New Casualties In Protests Against Military Coup In Sudan. southfront.org Illustrative Image | A major demonstration against the recent military All of three protesters killed on October 30 were shot dead in the city of Omdurman. One of them was shot in the head, another in the stomach, and third third in the chest, the National Committee of Doctors…

Neville Spencer (2021-10-31). Protestors say: 'No to the coup in Sudan'. greenleft.org.au Hundreds turned out to protest the coup in Sudan, reports Neville Spencer and Sue Bolton.

MEE staff (2021-10-31). Lebanon: Embattled minister says resignation 'out of the question' amid Gulf row. middleeasteye.net Lebanon: Embattled minister says resignation 'out of the question' amid Gulf row | Information Minister George Kordahi has been in Saudi Arabia's crosshairs since his comments critical of the Yemen war aired earlier this week | Sun, 10/31/2021 – 14: 39 | Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi arrives to meet with Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai in Bkerki, Lebanon, on 30 October 2021 (Reuters)…

MEE, agencies (2021-10-31). Saudi Arabia: Dealing with Hezbollah-dominated Lebanon 'pointless'. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia: Dealing with Hezbollah-dominated Lebanon 'pointless' | Gulf diplomatic crisis over Lebanon minister's comments on Yemen war deepens as Saudi foreign minister claims Hezbollah proxies dominant in country and the UAE urges its citizens to leave | Sun, 10/31/2021 – 19: 02 | Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan: 'There is a crisis in Lebanon with the dominance of Irani…

Richard D Wolff (2021-10-31). Why the troubled US empire could quickly fall apart. asiatimes.com The US wars lost in Iraq and Afghanistan exposed 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 …

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). China, Russia agree to uphold multilateralism, warn of 'small circles'. ecns.cn China is ready to work with Russia to uphold multilateralism and oppose "small circles," "false democracy" and "new Cold War," Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Saturday while meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Labor Video Project (2021-10-31). SF Protest Against BlackRock & The Destruction of The Climate By Corporations & Government. indybay.org Healthcare workers, teachers, students and community activists protested against BlackRock in San Francisco because of their investments in fossil fuels. Many painted murals on the streets surrounding the $8 trillion hedge fund.

_____ (2021-10-31). Biden Is No FDR And Build Back Better Legislation Proves It. popularresistance.org The capitalist system attempts to divert attention away from its obvious failings in every way that it can, from mindless entertainment to the contrived drama of January 6th and missing person stories to their most valuable diversion — Donald Trump! | That is why the collapse of the latest diversional politics reflected in the Build Back Better (BBB) has not generated the attention that it deserved, and when it did garner attention, it was framed as some grand battle of personalities. | However, the real story of the Democrats' inability to fashion an agreement on the BBB social infrastructure bill, is not…

scorinoco (2021-10-31). Cuban Leader: The US Government is the True Organizer and Promoter of the Provocation Planned for November in Cuba (+Video). orinocotribune.com The program La Mesa Redonda transmitted a special presentation by compañero Rogelio Polanco Fuentes, a member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), as part of

_____ (2021-10-31). Diesel Emissions In Major US Cities Disproportionately Harm Communities Of Color. popularresistance.org Studies have long pointed to air pollution in the United States disproportionately harming poor and minority communities. But a pair of recent studies that examined tailpipe pollution in major urban hubs suggest policymakers could craft regulations more effectively to reduce air pollution disparities by targeting emissions from diesel vehicles. | One of the studies, published by University of Virginia researchers earlier this month, used satellites to measure the near-daily emissions of nitrogen dioxide in 52 major U.S. cities, including Phoenix, Los Angeles and Newark, New Jersey. It found that low-income neighb…

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-10-31). What role do anti-intellectual/anti-communist ideas play in organizing? And why is it important? anchor.fm In this episode I discuss and explain why the anti-intellectual mindset among the left and the general masses is a dangerous thing, and how/why we need to go about solving this issue!

SAM (2021-10-31). American Tax Policy in the Age of Trillionaires. inequality.org

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). Xi urges G20 inclusiveness, solidarity amid COVID-19 at Rome summit. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday addressed the Group of 20 (G20) leaders' summit via video link, calling on its members to shoulder due responsibilities and uphold openness, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation for forging a community with a shared future for mankind.

Ana Perdigón (2021-10-31). Conviasa to Reactivate its Caracas-Madrid Air Route. orinocotribune.com On Friday, October 29, the Venezuelan Consortium of Aeronautical Industries and Air Services (Conviasa) announced the reopening of its Caracas-Madrid air route, as several international airlines that had closed operations due to the pandemic have been gradually reactivating their flight schedules. | This information was provided by the deputy minister of air transport and president of Venezuela's national airline, Ramón Velásquez Araguayán, in an interview with Venezolana de Televisión (VTV). | However, Velásquez Araguayán pointed out that the reopening depends on the Presidential Commission for the Prevention…

_____ (2021-10-31). On Contact: Julian Assange Extradition Case. popularresistance.org For the past two days, Chris Hedges has 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 of try…

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). Playing with fire on Taiwan question is doomed to fail: Chinese UN ambassador. ecns.cn Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, on Friday spoke to the press on the recent erroneous statements by the U.S. government in support of Taiwan's "meaningful participation" in the United Nations.

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). Xi denounces stigmatization of COVID-19 virus, politicization of origins tracing. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday said that stigmatization of the COVID-19 virus and politicization of origins tracing run counter to the spirit of solidarity against the pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). Xi calls for making global development more equitable, effective, inclusive. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday called for making global development more equitable, effective and inclusive to ensure that no country will be left behind.

_____ (2021-10-31). The Green New Deal From Below. popularresistance.org The Green New Deal is a visionary program to protect the earth's climate while creating good jobs, reducing injustice, and eliminating poverty. Its core principle is to use the necessity for climate protection as a basis for realizing full employment and social justice. | The Green New Deal first emerged as a proposal for national legislation, and the struggle to embody it in national legislation is ongoing. But there has also emerged a little-noticed wave of initiatives from community groups, unions, city and state governments, tribes, and other non-federal institutions designed to contribute to the climate prot…

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). 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.

_____ (2021-10-31). Europe: The Subordinate Ally Of The United States. popularresistance.org In recent months, European countries and the European Union have been put under pressure from the United States to substantially break ties with the People's Republic of China as well as to orient Europe's military towards confrontation with China. The pressure campaign — which began with US President Donald Trump and continues with his successor Joe Biden — goes against the obvious interests of most European countries. China, not the United States, is Germany's largest trading partner and has been so for the past five years; Germany, the economic dynamo of Europe, would suffer if it attempts to cut c…

Staff (2021-10-31). Bolivia and Peru Strengthen Historic Ties in Binational Cabinet Meeting. orinocotribune.com The President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, visited Bolivia to lead, together with President Luis Arce, a meeting between the ministries of the two countries. They signed 10 agreements, in order to coordinate tasks for the benefit of the peoples on both sides of the border. | The president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, arrived in the city of La Paz to lead, together with President Luis Arce, the binational cabinet meeting between the two countries. They signed agreements for the period 2021-2022 on environmental issues, hydrocarbons, culture and also on Lake Titicaca, which both countries share. The meeting was marked by t…

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). China firmly safeguards common interests of developing countries: state councilor. ecns.cn China will forever politically belong to the group of developing countries and firmly safeguard the common interests of developing countries, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday.

Anonymous Contributor (2021-10-31). Announcing UprisingSupport.org: A New Hub for Supporting Prisoners of the George Floyd Uprising. itsgoingdown.org Announcing a new website that compiles info and resources about supporting defendants and prisoners from the George Floyd uprising of 2020. Check out Uprising Support, here. Starting in May 2020 the U.S. was shaken by protests, uprisings, and riots following the police murder of George Floyd. Almost immediately the government moved in to repress those…

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). Chinese, Indonesia FMs voice serious concerns over AUKUS nuclear submarine deal. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Indonesia counterpart Retno Marsudi met Friday, vowing to enhance bilateral ties and voicing serious concerns over the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal.

William Hawes (2021-10-31). Capitalism is Not Your Friend. dissidentvoice.org The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e. the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force. — Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The German Ideology, (1932) If you stick a knife in my back nine inches and pull …

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2021-10-31). The History of "Transhumanism" and the Cult of the WEF's Fourth Industrial Revolution. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's "Insurgency against Christianity" globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-31). COVID Hit The Working Class Hardest, But The Traditional Left Is Deaf To Them. popularresistance.org The ruling class across Europe and in the US would rather see people divided than united against oligarchy, that's why Left populism coupled with the working-class outlook represents a greater threat to the establishment. | In the aftermath of the recent German Federal election many people were wondering how Die Linke (The Left) had become so relegated to the sidelines as to lose 30 seats and become the smallest party in Germany's parliament. | Many liberal publications were quick to place blame on Sahra Wagenknecht, one of Die Linke's most prolific politicians, for the release of her book "The Self Righteous." I…

_____ (2021-10-31). Raising Awareness Of Israeli War Crimes, With Palestine Action. popularresistance.org In this interview, Lowkey speaks to the co-founders of Palestine Action, Huda Ammori and Richard Barnard, both of whom have been arrested for their anti-Apartheid activism. Ammori is a Palestinian-Iraqi whose father was chased from his home by Israeli soldiers in 1967. He was forced to flee to Iraq without even a pair of shoes. | The pair discussed what they were trying to achieve with their disruptive tactics and the legal basis for their actions. As Ammori told Lowkey: | People often think when we do these things that we are doing it to defy the law or breaking the law in the process. But we would always say th…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-10-31). Was Radical Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone Murdered to Secure Republican Control of the United States Senate? globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-31). Howard University Students Protesting Housing Conditions. popularresistance.org In an open letter published Tuesday, Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick wrote that students' two-week occupation of a campus building in protest of poor housing conditions and other issues "must end." | Students have occupied Howard's Armour J. Blackburn Center for two weeks, vowing to stay put until the university remediates mold in students' dorms; creates a housing plan for incoming freshmen; and reinstates student, faculty, and alumni members to the university's Board of Trustees, among other demands. | Alumni, local activist organizations, and public figures have shown support on social media…

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). China starts wind power, photovoltaic projects in deserts. ecns.cn China has begun a series of large wind power and photovoltaic projects in its desert areas since mid-October, the country's top economic planner said Saturday.

Distroism Now! (2021-10-31). Introducing 'Distroism Now!,' a New Monthly Podcast. itsgoingdown.org Distroism Now! is a new monthly podcast on It's Going Down. Each episode is hosted by a different distro, and the style, length and content of each episode is whatever the hosts want it to be. At the end of each episode, the host nominates a new distro to do the next episode. In this…

Andy Kroll (2021-10-31). "Now Is the Time to Be Angry" tomdispatch.com I know, I know. It's the last thing you want to hear about. Twenty years of American carnage in Afghanistan was plenty for you, I'm sure, and there are so many other things to worry about in an America at the edge of… well, who knows what? But for me, it's different. I went to Afghanistan in 2002, already angry about this country's misbegotten war on that poor land, to offer what help I could to Afghan women. And little as I may have been able to do in those years, Afghanistan left a deep and lasting impression on me. So, while this country has fled its shameful Afghan War, I, in some sense, am still there. Tha…

Editor2 (2021-10-31). Ecuadorians Take the Streets Against President Lasso's Government. orinocotribune.com On Wednesday, October 27, tens of thousands of Ecuadorians participated in mobilizations across the country for the second consecutive day against neoliberal economic policies of the government of President Guillermo Lasso. In some cities, protesters blocked the roads. In the capital Quito, officials of the national police force repressed the peacefully demonstrating protesters. The call to continue the mobilizations for a second day was given on the late night of October 26, after various demonstrations in different parts of the country were violently repressed by the police and military forces and over three do…

John V. Walsh (2021-10-31). Cover-up of U.S. Nuclear Sub Collision in South China Sea. dissidentvoice.org "When elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled." So warned Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in his address to the UN General Assembly on September 22, 2020. He was referring to the consequences for East Asia of a conflict between the US and China. Fast forward to October 2, 2021, about one year later, …

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). China, Mexico agree to deepen cooperation. ecns.cn China attaches great importance to its relations with Mexico and is willing to work with Mexico to push for greater development of China-Mexico ties, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Saturday while meeting his Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard.

Staff (2021-10-31). Vuelta a la Patria: 94 Venezuelans Return Home from Ecuador for Free. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan government, by virtue of its commitment for the protection of Venezuelans abroad, in coordination with State airline CONVIASA, facilitated the safe return of 94 Venezuelans from the Republic of Ecuador, free of charge, as part of the Vuelta a la Patria (Return to the Homeland) program. | Among the repatriated Venezuelans are children, adolescents, adults and the elderly, natives of the states of Zulia, Yaracuy, Trujillo, Táchira, Sucre, Nueva Esparta, Monagas, Miranda, Mérida, Lara, Carabobo and the Capital District, according to a press release. | During their boarding at the José Joaquín Olmedo I…

_____ (2021-10-31). Okinawans Demand Clean Drinking Water From US Military. popularresistance.org For at least the past five years the Okinawa Prefectural Government has been monitoring the amount of foreign substances in Okinawa's water. In 2016 Okinawans discovered high levels of toxic chemicals originating from U.S. Kadena Air Base in the drinking water of the densely populated region of central Okinawa, home to some 450,000 people (ANN News). The chemicals are referred to as PFOS, PFAS, and PFOA, and are linked to a plethora of serious health problems, including cancer, reproductive issues, stunted development, immune diseases, cardiovascular problems, and hepatic issues, among others (CDC). They are refe…

Dean Baker (2021-10-31). NYT Spreads Fox News Style Misinformation on Family Leave and Child Care. cepr.net An article discussing the future prospects for paid family leave dismissed the claim by Senator Kyrsten Gillibrand, that almost every country in the world has paid family leave, by saying that most of these countries actually do not expect women to work after they have had children. "Most of those countries can afford to offer …

Kim Petersen (2021-10-31). Human Rights are for Everyone! dissidentvoice.org Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people … The …

TASS (2021-10-31). G20 countries to draft measures for boosting global healthcare — Russian ministry. tass.com G20 healthcare and finance ministers met in Rome on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Friday…

TASS (2021-10-31). Two Syrian soldiers wounded in attack of Israeli fighter jets near Golan Heights. tass.com Apart from that, Kulit pointed out that Russian military personnel were continuing to fulfil peacekeeping missions in northern Syrian cities of Ain-Issa and Tel Rifat…

Earth Day Network (2021-10-31). Friday 11/5: EarthDay.org @ COP26: Demanding Climate Crisis Solutions Webinars (Nov. 5). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Anish R M (2021-10-31). Cathy Rojas is NYC's socialist alternative for mayor. peoplesdispatch.org Peoples Dispatch spoke to the socialist candidate for the upcoming New York City mayoral election, Cathy Rojas, about the significance of a people-driven campaign in a largely corporate-driven electoral process and why alternatives are important for people's movements…

Earth Day Network (2021-10-31). Thursday 11/4: EarthDay.org @ COP26: Demanding Climate Crisis Solutions Webinars (Nov. 4). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Julia Rock (2021-10-31). WEEKEND READER: It's The Economy, Stupid. dailyposter.com

Anoa Changa (2021-10-31). Struggles for Voting Rights Will Shape the Fate of Abortion Access. truthout.org State-level advocates are at the front lines of multiple intersecting battles in the larger quest to protect democracy. Often covered as separate and distinct considerations, the systematic attack on voting rights and abortion access are connected to the ongoing program of eroding constitutionally protected freedom and rights afforded to all individuals. | "When we think about voting rights and reproductive rights, we have to look no further than Texas," said Jennifer Driver, senior director of reprodu…

_____ (2021-10-31). The EU Becomes a Useful Idiot Once Again for Iran and Washington. strategic-culture.org For Iran to turn to the EU, once again, as a main partner in negotiating a future deal with the West, we should not expect too much any time soon. | Something odd is happening with Iran's troubled relationship with Washington. Remarkably, the EU seems to be playing a useful role as a scapegoat. Both Washington and Iran are using Brussels as a conduit to talk to the Iranians after the Vienna talks, aimed at breathing new life into the so-called 'Iran deal' have effectively collapsed. In recent weeks a number of diplomatic back channels were used to try and convince the Iranians to return to the talks in the Austr…

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2021-10-31). 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…

Earth Day Network (2021-10-31). Wednesday 11/3: EarthDay.org @ COP26: Demanding Climate Crisis Solutions Webinars (Nov. 3). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-31). Saudi-led Coalition Claims Over 200 Houthi Fighters Were Killed In Recent Airstrikes On Ma'rib. southfront.org File image. | On October 31, the Saudi-led coalition announced that its warplane carried out 57 airstrikes on Houthi forces in the central Yemeni province of Ma'rib over the last 72 hours. | In a statement shared by the Saudi Press Agency, the coalition said that the airstrikes targeted fighters and vehicles of the Houthis in the district of al-Jubah in the southern part of Ma'irb as well as in the area of al-Kassarah in the western part of the province."The airstrikes destroyed 24 military vehicles and killed more tha…

MEE, agencies (2021-10-31). Iran: US says it is in talks with allies on getting Tehran to agree nuclear deal. middleeasteye.net Iran: US says it is in talks with allies on getting Tehran to agree nuclear deal | But US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said it was unclear whether Iran was willing to rejoin talks in a 'meaningful way' | Sun, 10/31/2021 – 20: 53 | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken: 'We are looking together at all of the options necessary to deal with this problem.' (AFP) | The United States was "ab…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-31). Danish warship joins NATO allies in the Gulf of Guinea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Danish Navy deploys HDMS Esbern Snare frigate to conduct anti-piracy operations in Gulf of Guinea According to a video published by the Danish Ministry of Defense, the Navy of Denmark has deployed its HDMS Esbern Snare (F342) Absalon-class frigate to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Guinea. This requires a comprehensive approach that not …

teleSUR, JCM (2021-10-31). Nicaragua acreditó a 180 acompañantes electorales. telesurtv.net La vicepresidenta de Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo, informó este viernes que serán 180 los acompañantes electorales.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-31). Nine Pro-Government Fighters Killed In Three Separate Attacks By ISIS In Central Syria — Report. southfront.org Illustrative image. | ISIS cells had carried out three separate attacks on Syrian government forces and their allies in central Syria, the Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported on October 31, citing sources with knowledge on the matter. | According to the sources, the first attack targeted a position of "Iraqi Hezbollah," either Kata'ib Hezbollah or Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, located between the towns of Uqayribat and Hamadi Elomr in the eastern Hama countryside. As a result of the attack, four Iraqi fighters were killed.

David Swanson (2021-10-31). VIDEO: How the Pentagon Fuels Climate Chaos. warisacrime.org By Peace Action Maine, October 31, 2021 | Devon Grayson-Wallace, Peace Action Maine, facilitator | Lisa Savage, Maine Natural Guard | Janet Weil, Veterans For Peace, CCMP | David Swanson, World BEYOND War…

teleSUR, JCM (2021-10-31). Se suman cada vez más personas a caravana migrante en México. telesurtv.net El Instituto Nacional de Migración ofreció tarjetas humanitarias a alrededor de mil 500 integrantes de grupos vulnerables.

Earth Day Network (2021-10-31). Tuesday 11/9: EarthDay.org @ COP26: Demanding Climate Crisis Solutions Webinars (Nov. 9). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Jack Rasmus (2021-10-31). Biden's Global Tax & the 40-Year US Corporate Tax 'Shell Game'. zcomm.org What's needed instead is a total radical overhaul of the US tax system…

Anwar Ibrahim (2021-10-31). US should cease persecution of Assange. asiatimes.com I am deeply concerned over the precedents the fallout from the situation involving the detention and potential extradition of Australian editor and publisher Julian Assange will set. While the legal grounds for the charges against Assange bring up many important questions that should not be overlooked, we risk a more flagrant assault on the principles …

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). Xi proposes global vaccine cooperation action initiative. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday proposed a six-point Global Vaccine Cooperation Action Initiative while addressing the 16th Group of 20 (G20) Leaders' Summit via video link.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-31). 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….

Anonymous007 (2021-10-31). Military Situation In Mali On October 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 30, two Malian Army personnel were killed by the militants ambush near the town of Mourdiah | On October 30, a Malian Army vehicle was attacked by a mine in Segou town. Five soldiers were killed | On October 30, hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Bamako to demonstrate against the French military presence in Mali, calling for the total withdrawal of French troops from the country | On October 30, Miguel Berger the German State Secretary of the Federa…

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-10-31). Iranian 'Good Girl' shines at Italian FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com Iranian short film 'Good Girl' by Raheleh Karami won the special award of the Sguardi Altrove International Women's Film Festival in Italy.

Reproductive Justice Coalition (2021-10-31). Saturday 11/6: Letter Writing Party–Defend Abortion Rights. indybay.org 747 Polk Street (@ Ellis St.), San Francisco, CA 94109…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-31). The Covid "Vaccine" and "Herd Immunity": Changing the Definitions. globalresearch.ca The …

WECAN at Censored News (2021-10-31). 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.

MEE, agencies (2021-10-31). Morocco: PJD elects veteran leader as head of party after electoral defeat. middleeasteye.net Morocco: PJD elects veteran leader as head of party after electoral defeat | Abdelilah Benkirane named secretary-general of the Islamist party, which suffered a serious blow in September elections | Sun, 10/31/2021 – 16: 01 | The secretary-general of the Islamist Justice and Development Party and former prime minister, Abdelilah Benkirane, arrives for a meeting in Sale, Morocco on 18 March…

_____ (2021-10-31). UK Covers Up War Crimes for Political Reasons. journal-neo.org It is common knowledge that the British armed forces have been heavily involved in the conflicts of the last decades incited by the United States as they used their troops on a large scale in Iraq and Afghanistan, to name a few. Due to the US and UK military actions in those countries a lot …

news.un (2021-10-31). Past 7 years set to be warmest on record, sea level at new high. news.un.org Record greenhouse gas concentrations have pushed the planet into uncharted territory, with repercussions likely for current and future generations, warned the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) this Sunday.

Allan Rees (2021-10-31). 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)…

Muhammed Shabeer (2021-10-31). 'Landlord, Landlord, My roof has sprung a leak'. peoplesdispatch.org The COVID-19 pandemic and the socio-economic crisis worsened by it has affected people from all walks of lives across the world, with the working class being forced to bear the burden of the ongoing crisis. In most parts of the world, the common peoples' tax money has been used by governments to save big businesses, while small-scale enterprises and the livelihoods of millions of people have been ruined in this period due to lockdowns and other rotating restrictions to contain the pandemic. | Many sections of society have adapted to this 'new normalcy' and slowly started reconfiguring their lives, especially as d…

teleSUR (2021-10-31). Activists March to Glasgow To Urge Solutions for Climate Change. telesurenglish.net Activists gathered in Glasgow to urge world leaders to take action on climate change in the framework of the COP26 Climate Conference. | RELATED: | The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) opened on Sunday as an effort to tackle global warming in the upcoming years. | The goal of limiting global warming to about 1.5 ∫C was established six years ago in the Paris Agreement (COP21). Recent projections est…

sputniknews (2021-10-31). China Accuses US of Politicization of COVID-19 Origin After Report of Intelligence Service. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – The report made by the US intelligence community on the origins of COVID-19 is politicized, unscientific, and unreliable, and Washington is obsessed with political manipulations that can damage the global efforts in fighting the pandemic, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Sunday.

teleSUR, rp, JGN, SH (2021-10-31). Cinco canciones para recordar del cantautor Alí Primera. telesurtv.net Este 31 de octubre se cumplen 80 años del natalicio del cantautor venezolano del Alí Primera, ocasión propicia para rendir homenaje a su legado cultural en América Latina.

teleSUR (2021-10-31). Activists Mark the Day of Solidarity With Cuba Worldwide. telesurenglish.net Car and bicycle caravans rallied Sunday to mark the Day of Solidarity with Cuba in the U.S. and other nations. | RELATED: | San Francisco, Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Albuquerque, and Minnesota joined the initiative promoted by solidarity groups, Cuban residents, and the Bridges of Love project. | Car and bicycle rides in support of the Cuban people were also reported in Ottawa and Vancouver. | Activist…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-10-31). Syria air defense downs 2 missiles fired by Israeli regime. en.mehrnews.com Syrian air defense systems shot down two missiles fired by Israeli F-16 fighters near the Golan Heights, as a result of the strike, two Syrian soldiers were wounded, said Vadim Kulit on Saturday.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-31). Syrian Air Defenses Intercepted Two Missiles During Recent Israeli Attack On Damascus: Russian MoD. southfront.org Illustrative image. | Syrian air-defense systems intercepted two out of eight missiles launched by Israeli fighter jets during the recent

Benjamin Franta (2021-10-31). What and when Big Oil knew about climate change. asiatimes.com Four years ago, I traveled around America, visiting historical archives. I was looking for documents that might reveal the hidden history of climate change — and in particular, when the major coal, oil and gas companies became aware of the problem, and what they knew about it. I pored over boxes of papers, thousands of …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-31). Israel reactivates administrative detention for Kayed al-Fasfous, who is on hunger strike. peoplesdispatch.org Kayed al-Fasfous, who has been on hunger strike for 108 days, will be in detention until December 14 at least. His health has deteriorated considerably and organizations have warned his life is in danger…

Censored News (2021-10-31). 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.

One America News Network (2021-10-31). Video: Fauci, HHS Officials and the Rockefellers Discuss How a "New Virus from China" Could be Used to Enforce A Universal Vaccine: IT HAPPENED IN 2019 BEFORE THE PANDEMIC. globalresearch.ca Important video | A meeting was held at the Milken …

Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (2021-10-31). Wednesday 11/3: 5th Intl. Rights of Nature Tribunal Glasglow: False Solutions to Climate Crisis (virtual). indybay.org Online live tribunal for the rights of nature…

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Rick Rozoff (2021-10-31). Rome: NATO Quad issues diktat to Iran. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US, European Allies Warn of Iran's 'Provocative' Nuke Steps Biden and the leaders of Germany, France and Britain met as Iran continues to enrich uranium to near-weapons-grade levels. In a joint statement issued after the meeting, Biden, Germany's Angela Merkel, France's Emmanuel Macron and Britain's Boris Johnson "expressed our determination to ensure that Iran can …

Bay Area (2021-10-31). 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…

Roland Rottenfusser, Niocolas Riedl (2021-10-31). The Inner Sanctuary and The Uprooted Generation. indybay.org Contemplation does not directly change the world, but it does change people by bringing them closer to themselves again. Our situation in a facade democracy with a compliant majority, with rigid state power, and with laws that are almost always against us, is not unlike that in a prison – a prison with larger cells, perhaps.

sputniknews (2021-10-31). Jellyfish En Masse Flood Scottish Nuclear Power Plant, Causing Emergency Inactivation. sputniknews.com The same incident happened in 2011, when the plant's staff noticed that incoming water flow was reducing. Lack of water may cause overheating of the reactors, requiring their deactivation.

sputniknews (2021-10-31). First-Ever Jewish Dating Site Launched in The Gulf to Cater to The Needs of a Growing Community. sputniknews.com Before the signing of the Abraham Accords between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain, the number of Jews residing in the area did not exceed several thousand. But a year after the historic pacts, their presence is growing and a local rabbi says his organisation is there to cater to their needs.

teleSUR, JCM (2021-10-31). Bolivia y Perú suscriben decenas de acuerdos en diversas materias. telesurtv.net Los presidentes de Bolivia y Perú encabezaron la VI Reunión del Gabinete Ministerial Binacional.

_____ (2021-10-31). Still No Accountability From Israel Over the 1956 Massacre of Kafr Qasem. strategic-culture.org With Kafr Qasem, as well as with other massacres, Israel needs to set the record straight — it is a perpetrator, with intent, and with an entire political structure that has supported its ethnic cleansing for decades. | On the 65th anniversary of Israel's brutal massacre on the village of Kafr Qasem, where 48 Palestinians were gunned down by border police, the colonial entity has still failed to formally acknowledge its responsibility for the killings. A bill

Anonymous669 (2021-10-31). Russian Forces And Syrian Army Kick Off Joint Ground, Aerial Drills In Al-Hasakah (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: the Hawar News Agency. | On October 31, Russian forces and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) kicked off their first ever joint ground and aerial drills in Syria's northeastern region. | The drills are being held in the northern countryside of al-Hasakah, in areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). | According to the SDF-affiliated Hawar News Agency, during the joint drills SAA troops moved near the town of Tell Tamr…

_____ (2021-10-31). In the Name of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity… strategic-culture.org By adopting the language of diversity, inclusion and equity, The Art Institute of Chicago has shot itself in the foot. | (Click on the image to enlarge)…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-31). G20 summit: Biden, Erdogan stress NATO alliance, strategic partnership. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey, US agree on formation of joint mechanism to strengthen ties The Turkish and U.S. presidents agreed on the formation of a joint mechanism to strengthen and improve bilateral ties in a meeting on the sidelines of the two-day G20 leaders' summit in Italy…. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, during …

teleSUR, SH (2021-10-31). Estado mexicano de Baja California aprueba despenalizar el aborto. telesurtv.net Baja California se unió a Ciudad de México, Oaxaca, Veracruz e Hidalgo como las entidades mexicanas que permiten la interrupción del embarazo.

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). Putin urges mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccines among G20 members. ecns.cn Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday proposed that the Group of 20 (G20) countries should solve as soon as possible the problem of mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination certificates.

_____ (2021-10-31). Rainbow Warrior To Defy Glasgow Port By Sailing To COP26. popularresistance.org If the voyage is successful, the four youth activists on the Rainbow Warrior plan to meet fellow members of the Fridays for Future climate strike movement on 1 November outside the summit to deliver their message. They're warning that the climate talks should not go ahead without the people who are most affected. But they say many activists have been shut out by a failure to distribute vaccines equally between countries and travel restrictions. Meanwhile major nations have big delegations attending. | The Rainbow Warrior set sail from Liverpool on 30 October. It contacted the Clyde port authority to request permi…

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