2021-11-17: News Headlines

Moderator (2021-11-17). American Fascism on Trial in Kenosha. scheerpost.com The Kenosha County Courthouse and Jail in Kenosha, Wisconsin. ( By Paul Street / Never forget the inspiring righteousnes…

Staff (2021-11-17). Headlines for November 17, 2021. democracynow.org Pfizer Seeks Approval For COVID Pill, Agrees to Deal To Make it Available in 95 Poorer Countries, Record Flooding Kills One Person, Displaces 1,000s in British Columbia, Climate Activists Disrupt Operations at World's Largest Coal Port For 11 Straight Days, Jury in Rittenhouse Trial Enters Second Day of Deliberations, Medical Examiner Says Ahmaud Arbery Shot at Close Range as Prosecution Rests Case, Julius Jones Set to Be Executed on Nov. 18 Unless Clemency Granted, Despite Evidence of Innocence, U.S. and China Agree to Hold Nuclear Talks, Burmese Coup Leaders Levy New Charges Against Aung San Suu Kyi; Freed U.S.

Staff (2021-11-17). FBI & CDC investigate 'smallpox' vials at big pharma facility — media. rt.com The FBI and CDC have launched a probe after several "questionable vials" labeled as "smallpox" were discovered in a freezer at a lab near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to an alert obtained by Yahoo News. | The 15 mysterious vials were found on Tuesday night at a Merck laboratory,

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-17). US Department of State Lashes Out at Venezuela's 21N Elections: President Maduro Responds. orinocotribune.com In an act of forceful repudiation, Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro expressed regret at the statements issued by spokespeople for the US Department of State, who tried to disparage the upcoming regional and municipal elections overseen by Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE). | Through the recent statement, the Biden administration once again assaulted Venezuelan sovereignty, meddling in the internal affairs of the South American nation by speaking aggressively and disrespectfully about the democratic process to be held next Sunday, November 21. | "It is shameful how the Department of State intends to…

teleSUR (2021-11-17). Latin America Must Unite To Face Coup Threats: President Arce. telesurenglish.net During a meeting held on Tuesday at Brazil's Single Central Workers Union (CUT) headquarters in Sao Pablo, Bolivian President Luis Arce suggested that regional progressive governments and politicians unite to confront the destabilizing attempts of right-wing sectors. | RELATED: | "The challenge for the revolutionary parties is to make regional integration and cooperation a reality amidst the harassment of extremist ant…

teleSUR (2021-11-17). President Maduro Rejects US Interference In Upcoming Elections. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro rejected the statements of the U.S. State Department seeking to discredit the subnational elections that will be held on November 21, a day in which over 20 million citizens will go to the polls to elect 23 governors, 335 mayors, 253 state legislators, and 2,471 councilors. | RELATED: | Besides evidencing Washington's insolent and interventionist attitude, the Bolivarian leader recalled…

Medea Benjamin (2021-11-17). Cubans More Excited About School Reopening Than Regime Change. zcomm.org "The US government misread Cuba when it decided to invest so heavily in trying to instigate insurrection. We Cubans want to improve our country & move forward, not back to the times when we were the friendly playground of US capital, corruption & ambition."

Lee Camp (2021-11-17). What Are the Prospects For Peace? zcomm.org Interview on the role of the U.S. in the escalating tensions and its capacity to reduce them…

Whitney Webb (2021-11-17). Wall Street's Takeover of Nature Advances with Launch of New Asset Class. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-11-17). Ari Berman: With Extreme Gerrymandering, the Republicans Are Rigging the Next Decade of Elections. democracynow.org Republicans are set to claim the House majority in next year's midterm elections with help from heavily gerrymandered congressional district maps in states nationwide that could shape politics for the next decade, securing Republican wins even as the party's popular vote shrinks at the national level, says Mother Jones reporter Ari Berman. "The same states that are pushing voter suppression are also pushing extreme gerrymandered maps to lock in white Republican power for the next decade at the state and federal level," says Berman.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-17). Greater Idlib: Russian Airstrikes Hit Militant Positions Near Turkish Military Post (Videos). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 takes off on a combat mission at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | On November 17, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out four airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib which is ruled by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and several other terrorist groups. | The airstrikes targeted positions in the outskirts of the town of Ablin in the southern countryside of Idlib. The Turkish military maintains a po…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-17). Military Situation In Yemen On November 17, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 130 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours; | On November 16, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 13 airstrikes on the Jubah district; | On November 16, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 12 airstrikes on the Sarwah and district; | On November 16, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Haradh district; | On November 17, clashes between…

WSWS (2021-11-17). First day of jury deliberations in trial of fascist shooter Rittenhouse ends without a verdict. wsws.org The jury in the trial of the right-wing shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two unarmed men with an AR-15-style assault rifle during anti-police violence protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, completed the first day of deliberations on Tuesday without a verdict.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-17). NATO chief meets EU defense ministers, throws down gauntlet to Belarus, Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Secretary General meets with European Union Defence Ministers NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined EU Defence Ministers on Tuesday (16 November 2021) to address issues including Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and NATO-EU cooperation. The Secretary General underlined that NATO stands in full solidarity with Poland and other Allies affected by the Belarusian regime's use of …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-17). AP spreads canard of Belarus conducting cyber warfare against NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Report Implicates Belarus in Anti-NATO Cyber Campaign Cybersecurity researchers say they have uncovered evidence that Belarus has been involved in a hybrid hacking and disinformation campaign against Eastern European NATO members since 2016 that aimed to sow discord in the military alliance, steal confidential information and spy on dissidents. Tuesday's report by the prominent U.S. …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-17). NATO, EU military staffs meet against backdrop of Belarus-Poland, Ukraine-Russia crises. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The NATO International Military Staff hosts the EU Military Staff for second edition of joint meeting On 16 November 2021, the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (IMS), Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann welcomed the Deputy Director General of the European Union Military Staff (EUMS), Lieutenant General Giovanni Manione and his staff to NATO …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-17). Polish defense chief: armed standoff at Belarusian border could last for months, years. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Poland's defence minister on Wednesday said that the migrant crisis on his country's border with Belarus could drag on for months…. Mariusz B≈Çaszczak's words came after Polish officials said a day earlier that 12 security force members suffered injuries as large groups of migrants bombarded them with stones at the Poland-Belarus border crossing in Ku≈∫nica. …

G. Dunkel (2021-11-17). Mali's people mobilize against imperialism. workers.org Although French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that his government is winding down its intervention in Mali, French imperialism is still carrying out an active policy of raids and assassinations. Mali's people are resisting. Africans target imperialist intervention through MINUSMA. The United States is supplying France with intelligence and logistical . . . |

Tom Suille (2021-11-17). Obreros de Starbucks luchan contra ruptura de sindicato. workers.org Buffalo, N.Y. Boletín — 9 de noviembre: Tres tiendas adicionales de Buffalo han presentado ante la Junta Nacional de Relaciones Laborales para una elección sindical — duplicando el número en la zona a un total de seis. Las tres tiendas iniciales recibirán las papeletas de voto por correo el 10 . . . |

_____ (2021-11-17). B3W Project or a US Attempt to Revive the Cornwall Consensus. journal-neo.org On November 9, Reuters reported that the Office of the US President's National Security Advisor organized in October — early November exploratory trips of expert delegations to several countries in Africa and Latin America. A similar tour to Asia is planned for December. The purpose of these visits was to agree with the leadership of the …

_____ (2021-11-17). Wang Yi's visit to Seoul and Other Aspects of Relations between China and South Korea. journal-neo.org Unlike the relationship between China and North Korea, which demonstrates a long-standing traditional friendship, the situation with South Korea is more complicated. On the one hand, high-ranking officials of China openly criticize the policy of the ROK, thereby Seoul periodically starts to claim Beijing's interference in the internal affairs of the country. Thus, on June …

_____ (2021-11-17). Cubans Say They Are More Excited About School Reopening Than Regime Change. popularresistance.org Dissidents on the island, with their U.S. backers, had been working feverishly for months to turn the unprecedented July 11 protests into a crescendo of government opposition on November 15. They built a formidable structure, with sophisticated social media (including an abundance of fake news), piles of cash from Cuban Americans and the U.S. government, and declarations of support from a bipartisan Congress and all the way up to the White House.

_____ (2021-11-17). Developing Countries Fume Over U.S. Pressure To Alter Climate Finance Terms. popularresistance.org At a November 9 closed-door negotiation meeting, the United States asked for a revision of references on adaptation finance's inadequacy, as well as the request to double adaptation finance. This comes despite Biden having publicly spoken of quadrupling U.S. climate-finance contributions. Early this year, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) noted adaptation costs in developing countries are "five to 10 times greater than current public adaptation finance flows." The UNEP also said the adaptation finance gap is "widening." But developed countries like the United States, Canada and those in the European U…

_____ (2021-11-17). Glasgow's "Conference Of The Polluters" Again Confirms That Global Arson Needs Local Fire Extinguishers. popularresistance.org The United Nations COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact signed on November 14 is another confirmation of what we learned in Durban in 2011, at the 17th UN climate summit. As expressed by Indigenous activist Ta'Kaiya Blaney (from the Tla A'min Nation in western Canada): 'COP26 is a performance. It is an illusion constructed to save the capitalist economy rooted in resource extraction and colonialism.'

_____ (2021-11-17). The Post Office At A Crossroads. popularresistance.org The most talked-about expansion idea is a revival of postal banking, though advocates have proposed everything from in-home delivery of perishable groceries to senior wellness checks. Until postal banking was discontinued in 1967,…

_____ (2021-11-17). Wet'suwet'en Land Defenders Say B.C., Federal Inaction Prompted Enforcement Of Coastal GasLink Eviction. popularresistance.org Wet'suwet'en land defenders and supporters say inaction from B.C. and Canada left them no choice but to enforce an eviction order against Coastal GasLink workers and deactivate road access to the project, a pair of measures that have prompted the provincial and federal governments to call for a peaceful resolution to the blockades.

_____ (2021-11-17). Workers At HelloFresh Speak Up Against Anti-Union Scare Tactics And Dangerous Conditions. popularresistance.org Facing unlivable wages, higher-than-average injury rates, and a union-busting campaign, workers at two HelloFresh factories are pushing forward union drives. If successful, workers would form the first union in the nation's growing meal-kit industry. Around 400 workers in Aurora, Colorado are currently casting votes, which are set to be counted on November 22. Another 850 workers in Richmond, California will receive ballots by November 18. In a petition to the company, workers say that while HelloFresh "profited from the pandemic, employees faced disrespect, a COVID-19 outbreak, and preventable injuries."

Alan MacLeod (2021-11-17). Bolivian President Luis Arce on Country Recovering from US-Backed Coup & Latin American Unity. orinocotribune.com "It is clear to us that South America, Latin America has to stop being the backyard of the United States." — Bolivian President Luis Arce talks to MintPress. | LA PAZ, BOLIVIA — Bolivian President Luis "Lucho" Arce did not pull his punches when asked by MintPress News last week what he thought about U.S. interventions in his region: "The message that we give to Mr. Biden is that he should continue being president of the United States and let all the presidents of Latin America be presidents of our countries." Arce made those comments during a sit-down interview conducted with MintPress at the Bolivian…

Ann Brown (2021-11-17). 7 Things To Know About How Wallace/Warith Dean Muhammad Removed Nation-Building From NOI. moguldom.com During his tenure as the leader of the Nation of Islam from 1934 until his death in 1975, Elijah Muhammad promoted the philosophy of self-help, building the NOI into an economic powerhouse worth millions of dollars. He did so by encouraging members to grow their own personal wealth as well as the wealth of the …

Cascadia Forest Defenders (2021-11-17). Dozens Risk Arrest to Protest Ongoing Post-Fire Logging In Breitenbush Watershed. itsgoingdown.org Report on mass community action in Oregon in defense of post-fire clear-cutting in the Breitenbush watershed. Detroit, OR — This morning, community organizers defied a closure order and are occupying a road leading to public forest slated for clearcutting in the Willamette National Forest. The organizers are holding a concert and teach-in, discussing the ecology and rich history of…

Editor2 (2021-11-17). Despite Increasing Repression, Sudanese Trade Unions and Civil Society Rally Against Military Coup. orinocotribune.com At least seven people have died so far in Khartoum State alone after protesters were fired upon by the military on Saturday. Protesters have rejected the new sovereignty council that was formed by the coup leader and army chief Abdelfattah al Burhan | The death toll due to the firing on protesters who had taken to streets across Sudan to protest the military coup on Saturday, November 13, has risen to seven in Khartoum State alone. This was confirmed by the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) on Monday. The State comprises the capital Khartoum, Khartoum North and Omdurman. | The bridges connecting the th…

Editor (2021-11-17). Are we really Luddites just for logging off? We can be wiser about boundaries for technology. mronline.org

Editor (2021-11-17). Fake 'shoplifting surge' is just the latest in crime wave propaganda. mronline.org The issue has become one of the key fronts in the development of law and order rhetoric. It is part of the backlash from pro-police elements of society to prevent any changes at all to the country's hyper militarized, mainly ineffective, racist, and brutal system of policing and the accompanying system of mass incarceration.

Editor (2021-11-17). The eco-politics of the sublime: nature, environmentalism, and Covid-ecology. mronline.org A conception of the sublime, liberated from its racist, sexist and domineering classic form, should form a part of any ecosocialist imaginary.

Evan Branan (2021-11-17). Racist defense gets free rein in trial of killers of Ahmaud Arbery. liberationnews.org The prosecution rested its case today in the trail of the killers of Ahmaud Arbery, whose racist murder helped spark last year's nationwide uprising. Already it is becoming clear that this trial is biased in favor of the murderers.

Fight Back (2021-11-17). Committee to Stop FBI Repression opposes Israeli moves to criminalize six Palestinian groups. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression. | The Committee to Stop FBI Repression denounces the State of Israel criminalizing six Palestinian human rights and mass organizations, falsely labeling them terrorist. This desperate move by Israeli officials is provocative and dangerous. It criminalizes political speech and the right to organize people who already live under occupation. An occupation funded by the U.S. government, and backed politically by the Biden administration. President Biden should speak out against mislabeling and criminalizing Pale…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-17). The World Stands with Cuba. libya360.wordpress.com Tanya Wadhwa Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel with college students at a peaceful sit-in organized in Havana on Nvember 14. Photo: Miguel Díaz-Canel/Twitter Social movements and organizations around the world organized demonstrations in solidarity with Cuba and in rejection of the US-backed opposition protests planned in the country for November 15 The US-backed counter-revolutionary protests planned…

Jill Richardson (2021-11-17). Sociology Can Help the Climate Crisis. otherwords.org The recent COP26 climate summit in Glasgow was the 26th attempt to get the nations of the world to fix the climate crisis. During the summit, the We've known about the climate crisis for decades. But in these ways and more, we've seen a painful, frustrating failure to meaningfully coordinate action on global scale. Still, that doesn't have to mean that real cooper…

Kathy Durkin (2021-11-17). Attend or view National Day of Mourning. workers.org The 52nd National Day of Mourning, commemorated by Indigenous peoples and their allies, will be held Thursday, Nov. 25, on the so-called "Thanksgiving" holiday, at Cole's Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Cole's Hill is above the city's historic waterfront district. It will begin at 12 noon sharp. National Day of Mourning, . . . |

Misión Verdad (2021-11-17). Enrique Márquez: CNE Could Not Process Changes in MUD Candidacy. orinocotribune.com Enrique Márquez, rector of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, informed that the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) candidate Carlos Ocariz resigned from the governorship race of Miranda state in the afternoon of November 11; however, it was registered with the CNE a day later, on November 12. "Consequently, they could not be processed in time, this is the honest truth," said the rector. | In an interview with Eduardo Rodríguez on the Unión Radio program

Moderator (2021-11-17). Who Is America's Real God? scheerpost.com [ By William Astore | Who is America's god? The Christian god of the beatitudes, the one who healed the sick, helped the poor, and preached love of neighbor? Not in these (dis)United States. In the Pledge of Allegiance, we speak proudly of One Nation under God, but in the aggregate, this country doesn't serve or worship Jesus Christ, or Allah, or any other god of justice and mercy. In truth, the deity America believes in is the five-sided on…

Montreal Counter-Info (2021-11-17). Rush Hour Traffic Blocked in Montreal in Solidarity with Gidimt'en and Likhts'amisyu. itsgoingdown.org Action report from so-called Montreal in solidarity with ongoing struggle on Wet'suwet'en territory. Originally posted to Montreal Counter-Info. Early this morning during rush hour, a group of settlers blocked the westbound lanes of Notre-Dame Street with flaming piles of tires and picnic tables, in solidarity with the Gidimt'en and Likhts'amisyu Clans of the Wet'suwet'en people….

Newsclick (2021-11-17). COP26: Taking forward agenda of developed countries? peoplesdispatch.org NewsClick's editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha and D. Raghunandan of Delhi Science Forum talk about the hits and misses of the COP26 summit and how the developed countries may have emerged as the winners yet again…

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-11-17). Podcast Ep 47: Why we have to talk about Zionism. electronicintifada.net Professor David Miller was sacked by University of Bristol over criticism of Israeli policy.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-17). 451 Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians since early 2020, says new B'Tselem report. mronline.org The Israeli human rights group said that these settler attacks are used as a "major informal tool" by the state of Israel to displace Palestinians in order to confiscate and annex their lands.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-17). Duterte-Marcos Jr. alliance is now official, rights advocates petition for disqualification. peoplesdispatch.org Sara Duterte, Davao City mayor and daughter of Rodrigo Duterte, and Ferdinand Marcos Jr, son of former Philippine dictator, have announced an alliance for the general election scheduled for May 2022…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-17). UN calls on warring parties in Yemen to restart talks as thousands displaced in Hodeidah. peoplesdispatch.org The strategically important port city of Hodeidah witnessed a sudden withdrawal of the Hadi regime's forces in several areas, leading to close to 6,000 civilians being internally displaced…

The Global Research Team (2021-11-17). Global Research: Access to Information Is the Key to Truth. globalresearch.ca For more than 20 years, Global Research has been bringing our readers a broad spectrum of voices analyzing complex global situations. | And we will continue to do so because we believe that access to information is the key to the …

_____ (2021-11-17). US School Bus Drivers In Nationwide Strikes Over Poor Pay And Covid Risk. popularresistance.org Strikes, walkouts, protests or sick-outs among school bus drivers have taken place this fall in many states including North Carolina, New Mexico, Maryland, Florida, Indiana, Georgia Pennsylvania and New York among others. Some school districts have periodically closed schools due to bus driver shortages or changed school schedules to accommodate the shortage. Other districts have raised pay and offered sign-on bonuses to try to lure workers into vacant school bus driver positions.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-11-17). COP26: India Ends Up as Fall Guy. asia-pacificresearch.com

Prof. Jae-Jung Suh (2021-11-17). The Forgotten US Forever War in Korea. asia-pacificresearch.com

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-17). Israeli court rejects appeal for release of Palestinian detainee on hunger strike for 126 days. peoplesdispatch.org Administrative detainee Kayed al-Fasfous is experiencing severe physical consequences from his prolonged hunger strike, including weight loss, low blood pressure and irregular heartbeat. Doctors have informed his family at the he is at grave risk of sudden death…

Dean Baker (2021-11-17). NYT Gives Steven Rattner a Victory Lap on Inflation Prediction. cepr.net We're getting a lot of "I told you so's" on inflation in recent days. Yesterday, it was Larry Summers in the Washington Post, today we get Steven Rattner in a New York Times column. Their story is that the 6.4 percent year over year inflation shown in the October CPI proves that their warnings about …

Staff (2021-11-17). Protect Voting Rights Now! MLK's Granddaughter, Ben Jealous & More Risk Arrest at White House Protest. democracynow.org Republicans may retake control of the House next year thanks largely to extreme gerrymandering by Republican state legislators, even as Republican opposition in Congress has impeded critical legislation to combat discriminatory voting practices and eliminate barriers to the ballot. As pressure grows for Democrats to pass two key voting rights bills, activists are holding the last in a series of protests at the White House, where nearly 100 have been arrested since August, including Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr's 13-year-old granddaughter Yolanda King. "States are suppressing the vote across the South, across the M…

Staff (2021-11-17). Nasal vaccine for Alzheimer's to be tested on people. rt.com A Boston hospital will conduct human trials to test the safety and efficacy of a vaccine to counter Alzheimer's disease next month. It will mark the first clinical trial of a nasal vaccine for the dementia-causing disorder. | In a

Jake Johnson (2021-11-17). GOP, Big Pharma Plotting to Kill Drug Price Reforms. zcomm.org "It is not some radical idea to suggest that Americans should not have to die because we are the only major country that allows drug companies to raise prices to whatever they want, whenever they want"

WSWS (2021-11-17). Biden-Xi summit: An impotent gesture before the danger of war. wsws.org The summit was an impotent, ritualized gesture, mouthing phrases of restraint and conducting diplomatic maneuvers as the ruling classes stumble headlong towards war.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-17). Israel Strikes Again: Missile Hits Southern Outskirts Of Syria's Damascus. southfront.org File image. | In the early morning of November 17, an Israeli missile strike targeted the southern outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus. | A Syrian military source told the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency that the target was an "empty building," claiming that no losses were sustained."At approximately 12: 45 am today, the Israeli enemy launched an aggression with two missiles from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan, targeting an empty building south of Damascus," the source said. "One of the hosti…

WSWS (2021-11-17). Fourteen consecutive weeks with more than 100,000 cases of COVID among US children. wsws.org In its latest update, the American Academy of Pediatrics noted that more than 122,000 US children were infected with SARS-CoV-2 over the past week, a 22 percent rise from two weeks ago.

WSWS (2021-11-17). Governments reject pandemic controls amid record COVID-19 surge in Europe. wsws.org Only a struggle by the working class to impose scientific policies to eliminate the virus can end the current massive surge of deaths.

Brett Wilkins (2021-11-17). 'We Need to Get Our Priorities Right'. zcomm.org "Isn't it strange how even as we end the longest war in our nation's history concerns about the deficit and national debt seem to melt away under the influence of the powerful military-industrial complex?"

Brett Wilkins (2021-11-17). New Report on 'Grocery Cartels' Details Exploitive Retailer Monopolies. zcomm.org The grocery and food processing industries have "created an illusion of choice and efficiency to disguise their profiteering off of the American consumer, who is unwillingly asked to trade abundance for resilience."

Staff (2021-11-17). Pentagon's top general reveals whether China can hit US first. rt.com US Air Force General John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says the Pentagon is "very concerned" about China's recent hypersonic missile test. He called it a "first use" weapon in a potential nuclear clash. | "That's a very significant capability that has the potential to change a lot of things," Hyten told CBS News in an exclusive interview aired Tuesday evening. According to him, China launched a long-range missile that "around the world, dropped off a hypersonic glide vehicle that glided all the way back to China," where it made an impact. | Asked if the warhead hit the target, Hyten repli…

WSWS (2021-11-17). "This TA is an insult": ÔªøÔªøKaiser health care workers respond with outrage to sellout contract announced by unions. wsws.org Workers report being blindsided by Saturday's announcement, which also canceled a strike by 32,000 workers in Southern California which had been scheduled to begin Monday.

Staff (2021-11-17). Republican AG sues school district over CRT records. rt.com Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has sued school officials in Springfield for demanding exorbitant fees to respond to his request for records on their teaching of critical race theory (CRT). | The Springfield Public Schools has…

WSWS (2021-11-17). Major staffing shortages at schools throughout the US due to COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org As a result of widespread infections and a mass exodus of teachers from the profession, roughly 40 percent of all district leaders describe their current staff shortages as "severe" or "very severe," according to a recent survey.

Rishika Pardikar (2021-11-17). The U.S. Is Blocking Climate Reparations. dailyposter.com

Staff (2021-11-17). Rep. Gosar Faces Censure for AOC Murder Video, Refuses to Apologize. Sister Calls Him a "Sociopath." democracynow.org We speak with Jennifer Gosar, the youngest sister of far-right Arizona Congressmember Paul Gosar, who faces censure in a House vote today for posting an animated video on social media that features him murdering Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Biden with swords. Gosar will be required to stand in the well of the House while the resolution is read. His colleagues will also vote to strip him of his assignments on the Committee on Oversight and Reform, alongside Ocasio-Cortez, and the Committee on Natural Resources. "He's continuing to sing to that white supremacist base that he fundr…

UnistotenCamp (2021-11-17). Gidimt'en Takes Land Back! dissidentvoice.org Yesterday, we took our land back. With our Haudenosaunee allies, we enforced our ancient trespass laws and have permanently closed access to our territory. The Morice Forest Service Road has been destroyed and access to Coastal Gaslink is no longer possible. We are upholding our responsibility to defend our sacred headwaters and put an end …

WSWS (2021-11-17). Mounting pressure on China to abandon its zero-COVID policy. wsws.org Amid all the talk in the media that it is impossible to eliminate COVID-19, the experience in China demonstrates the opposite. Elimination is possible, but only if carried out on a co-ordinated international basis.

teleSUR (2021-11-17). Belizian Observers To Engage In Venezuelan Elections. telesurenglish.net Invited by the National Electoral Council (CNE), five Belizean electoral experts arrived in Venezuela on Tuesday to participate in the Nov. 21 subnational elections as international observers. | RELATED: | The delegation is made up of Belize's Election Office Secretary Conrad Lewis, the Public Administration Ministry Secretary Michelle Rodriguez, Election Office Technician Orlando Espat, Elections Office Director…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-17). Military Situation In Syria On November 17, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 17, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 12 times: 2 — in Idlib province, 8 — in Aleppo province, 1 — in Latakia province; | On November 17, an explosion was reported near the al-Omar oil field; | On November 17, Russian warplanes hit positions of Turkish-backed forces in Eblin village; | On November 16, clashes between the NDF and Asayish security forces were reported in Hasakah city.

F. William Engdahl (2021-11-17). Colossal Financial Pyramid: BlackRock and The WEF "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca First published by …

Linda Pearson (2021-11-17). How divestment is impacting the nuclear weapons industry. greenleft.org.au British government contractor, Serco, has been forced to abandon plans to bid for contracts at Britain's Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) after investors threatened to sell their shares in the company, reporyts Linda Pearson.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-17). Britain arms Bosnian army for new conflict with Republika Srpska. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina enhance their operational standards through training equipment donated by the United Kingdom On 16 November 2021, a public ceremony was held at the Combat Training Center in Manjaƒça (Bosnia and Herzegovina) to mark the donation of training equipment — including automated targets for live shooting, an urban combat training …

WSWS (2021-11-17). Deere workers denounce UAW sellout deal and call for continued strike action. wsws.org Despite intense pressure and intimidation by Deere, the UAW and the corporate media, there remains broad opposition among workers to the proposed contract, which is virtually identical to one they voted to reject two weeks ago.

Staff (2021-11-17). US state representatives vote to compensate 'vaccine-related injuries' due to mandates. rt.com The Idaho state house passed legislation that would enable people to receive workers' compensation if they fall ill due to a mandated Covid-19 shot, with the bill finding bipartisan support in the Republican-dominated state. | Approved overwhelmingly in a 67-3 "If the empl…

Paul Oboohov (2021-11-17). ACTU: Insecure jobs means people have to work more. greenleft.org.au A new ACTU report states poor pay, a lack of hours and employer responses to the pandemic are driving insecure work. Paul Oboohov reports.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-17). Tunisia: NATO builds interoperable air force. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Allied Air Command training teams build relations with the Tunisian Armed Forces Allied Air Command deployed two Mobile Training Team to Tunisia in order to grow the armed forces ability and understanding of NATO operations in the key areas of public affairs and airspace management, November 8 to 11. Through the Allied Air Command Military …

Rafael Bautista S. (2021-11-17). Bolivia: La geopolítica del nuevo intento golpista. globalizacion.ca Lo que en Bolivia se viene activando es una variante de la doctrina Rumsfeld-Cebrowsky. Una vez que USA pierde el control de Medio Oriente, donde la Federación Rusa recupera su inmediato ámbito disuasivo, frente a la geopolítica energética occidental, los…

Staff (2021-11-17). Drug overdose deaths in US hit all-time record. rt.com A record 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses between April 2020 and April 2021. The soaring death count was driven by the availability of highly toxic fentanyl and social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. | Some 100,306 Americans lost their lives to drug overdoses in the 12 months leading up to April 2021, according to

ecns.cn (2021-11-16). Xi-Biden virtual meeting charts course for bilateral ties. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday held their first virtual meeting since Biden came into office, setting the direction and injecting impetus for the development of bilateral ties.

Atilio Boron (2021-11-17). Latin America: Modest Advice for a Confused Left. orinocotribune.com By Atilio Boron — Nov 13, 2021 | The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) is a US law passed in 1938 that requires individuals representing the interests of foreign governments, in "political or quasi-political capacity," to disclose their relationship to said foreign government and provide detailed information on its finances and activities to the US authorities. | Hence, Latin American leftists, bear with me and think for a minute please; I am only asking this from you. How do you think the United States government would react if Vladimir Putin's Russia, violating the current legislation of the US, bl…

Staff (2021-11-17). Professor who wants to 'destigmatize' pedophilia faces consequences. rt.com Old Dominion University has placed Dr. Allyn Walker on leave, after the non-binary professor spoke out in favor of erasing the "stigma" surrounding pedophilia. The professor's comments incited outrage online. | "Old Dominion University has placed Dr. Allyn Walker on administrative leave, effective immediately, from their position as assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice," read a statement from the Norfolk-based university on Tuesday. The statement added that "the controversy over Dr. Walker's research has disrupted the campus and community environment and is interfering with the institution's m…

WSWS (2021-11-17). "This TA is an insult:" ÔªøÔªøKaiser health care workers respond with outrage to sellout contract announced by unions. wsws.org Workers report being blindsided by Saturday's announcement, which also canceled a strike by 32,000 workers in Southern California which had been scheduled to begin Monday.

Global Research News (2021-11-17). Selected Articles: Trends in Mortality and Morbidity in the Most Vaccinated Countries. globalresearch.ca By The stakes of this summit were high. The meeting can be summed up as 'one point five to …

Staff (2021-11-17). Capitol Riot's 'QAnon Shaman' gets prison sentence. rt.com Jacob Chansley, better known as the 'QAnon Shaman,' has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in the January 6 US Capitol riot. He pleaded guilty to obstruction of an official government proceeding. | Wearing a horned helmet, furs and facepaint, Chansley became one of the most prominent faces of the riot on the day Congress met to certify the results of the 2020 election. He turned himself in to police on January 9 and was indicted on six counts, including civil disorder and "parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol building." The other charges were dropped as part of his plea agreemen…

Norman Solomon (2021-11-17). Our nuclear arsenal doesn't need to be 'modernized'—it needs to be eliminated. zcomm.org The vast network of ready-to-launch intercontinental ballistic missiles that make up the United States's nuclear triad remains a constant source of apocalyptic risk that few in politics or the media will openly acknowledge…

WSWS (2021-11-17). Ukrainian government deploys armed drones against separatists. wsws.org The Zelensky government's drone warfare demonstrates that it is committed to a dangerous policy of provocation and increased bloodshed.

Misión Verdad (2021-11-17). 21N Elections: Who Are the Carter Center's Electoral Mission Delegates? orinocotribune.com By Misión Verdad — Nov 16, 2021 | In October, the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela and the Carter Center signed a memorandum of understanding to guarantee the impartiality and objectivity of the electoral observer mission that the latter body will deploy during the Venezuelan regional and municipal elections to be held on November 21. | The CNE promised to guarantee the observation mission freedom of access to its facilities, to facilities of the subordinate electoral bodies and to all relevant information regarding the elections. After the elections, the Carter Center mission is obliged to pres…

teleSUR (2021-11-17). Honduras: Specialists Warn Pandemic to Worsen After Elections. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the College of Microbiologists President Marco Moncada warned that Honduras will face a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic after the Nov. 28 elections. | Related | Even though the incidence of COVID-19 maintains a downward trend in this Central American country, authorities fear that a "fourth wave" might be imminent. A high concentration of people during the election will likely cause an increase in…

WSWS (2021-11-17). Police fatally shoot Aboriginal man in Sydney. wsws.org The killing is the latest in a spate of incidents where police have used deadly force against vulnerable people in their own homes.

Staff (2021-11-17). Climate Colonialism: Why Was Occupied Western Sahara Excluded from COP26 U.N. Summit in Scotland? democracynow.org Activists are criticizing the British government for excluding Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco since 1975, from the U.N. climate summit in Scotland. Meanwhile, Morocco is counting renewable energy developments in Western Sahara towards its own climate pledges. Sahwari activists and the Sahrawi government in exile known as SADR, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, have described this as climate colonialism. Negotiators from Western Sahara independently announced a plan to reduce carbon emissions outside COP26, as the climate crisis has brought extreme weather conditions including drought, extreme heat and fl…

WSWS (2021-11-17). Imperialist powers hold Libya "peace" conference, 10 years after NATO war. wsws.org The same powers professing their commitment to Libyan "self-determination" plunged what was previously among Africa's wealthiest countries into a bloody civil war.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-17). Military Situation In Nagorno-Karabakh On November 17, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 16, seven Azerbaijani soldiers were killed and 10 others were injured in the border clashes with Armenia, according to the Azerbaijan MOD; | On November 16, one Armenian soldier was killed and 13 others were captured by Azerbaijan in the border clashes, according to the Armenian MOD; | Russian peacekeeping contingent ensured the safe entry and exit of about 4,000 units of transit road transport and more than 7,500 people through the Lachin co…

Moderator (2021-11-17). 'Reckless' FDA and Big Pharma Greed Blamed for Medicare Premium Hike. scheerpost.com By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams Medicare Part B recipients will soon be hit with one of the biggest premium increases in the history of the government program, a hike driven in large part by the Food and Drug Administration's scandalous approval of a costly—and, according to many experts, dubious—Alzheimer's drug. "Medicare's inability to negotiate lower drug prices means that Big …

Fight Back (2021-11-17). Oppose Israel's banning of popular Palestinian groups. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Palestine Solidarity of Grand Rapids, MI. | The Palestine Solidarity Committee of Grand Rapids condemns the designation of six Palestinian human rights groups as "terrorist organizations" by the Israeli state. Israel, a puppet regime of the United States, has claimed these groups as linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), forcing them into clandestine underground operations. We are calling on the United States to denounce the unsubstantiated claims of terrorism, which are used as a weapon against reporting the daily a…

Juan Torres López (2021-11-17). Economía mundial, el riesgo de una tormenta perfecta. globalizacion.ca Cuando las economías se hundieron a causa de la Covid-19, los líderes políticos y los economistas de los grandes organismos internacionales decían que no se sabía cuándo llegaría la recuperación pero que, una vez que comenzara, las economías registrarían una…

Monica Moorehead (2021-11-17). New film on Attica uprising shows a fight for human rights. workers.org The Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party will be sponsoring a free zoom showing Dec. 10 of the new documentary, "Attica," directed by Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry, which premiered on Showtime. One of the surviving participants of the rebellion and a member of the Young Lords, Che . . . |

WSWS (2021-11-17). What's in the Kaiser tentative agreement? wsws.org The unions that comprise the Alliance of Health Care Unions are pushing for a "yes" vote on a tentative agreement with Kaiser that does nothing to address health care workers' grievances but promises lucrative payouts to the union bureaucracy.

APTN (2021-11-17). Gidimt'en Evict Coastal GasLink from Wet'suwet'en Territory. dissidentvoice.org Members of the Gidimt'en clan ordered all Coastal GasLink employees to leave the Wet'suwet'en territory in the interior of British Columbia on Sunday in a move the company said contradicts a court order. Starting at 5 am Sunday, the clan told workers they had eight hours to "peacefully evacuate" the area before the main road …

teleSUR (2021-11-17). COVID-19 Cases Rise In the US Amid Sustained Vaccination Push. telesurenglish.net White House advisor Anthony Fauci warned that COVID-19 cases are starting to climb again in select regions across the U.S. after stabilizing at a high level following this summer's surge of the Delta variant. | RELATED: | "The only thing that's a little bit disconcerting is that we're beginning to plateau," Fauci said addint that "the deceleration of cases is now plateaued, and in some areas of the country, we're starting t…

WSWS (2021-11-17). Profit instead of science: The German government's COVID-19 policy. wsws.org A letter signed by dozens of prominent scientists and sent to Germany's federal government sharply criticized the political establishment's failure to prevent mass infection and deaths.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-17). British Navy F-35B Fighter Jet Crashed Into Mediterranean Sea. southfront.org File image. | On November 17, a British F-35B Lightening II fighter jet from the Royal Navy flagship aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. | The UK's Ministry of Defense said that the fighter jet pilot ejected during a routine operation. The incident occurred at approximately 10 am UK time in international waters. No other vessels or aircraft were involved."The pilot has been safely returned to the ship and an investigation has begun, so it would be inappropriate to comment fur…

A Guest Author (2021-11-17). Indigenous pride, power and protest: Strong as ever at National Day of Mourning. workers.org By K. James What are the United States' foundational myths? Who created them, and who do they erase and harm? Plymouth, Massachusetts, November 2019 For the past 51 years, United American Indians of New England (UAINE) and supporters have gathered on so-called Thanksgiving Day in Plymouth, Massachusetts, to ask these . . . |

Staff (2021-11-17). Biden's mental fitness increasingly worries voters — poll. rt.com Nearly half of American voters don't think President Joe Biden's firing on all cylinders. At nearly 80 years old, Biden's low approval rating has been linked with his apparently declining mental faculties. | A Politico/Morning Consult Some 46% of voters reckoned that Biden is mentally fit, while 48% disagreed, another huge drop since l…

WSWS (2021-11-17). UK choreographer Liam Scarlett's suicide after #MeToo sexual misconduct allegations. wsws.org The tragic suicide of one of the foremost figures of British ballet has again shone a spotlight on the hypocritical moralising campaigns of innuendo launched around sexual behaviour in the arts.

Editor2 (2021-11-17). The People vs. COP26: Time for Politicians, Billionaires to Listen. orinocotribune.com By Ramzy Baroud — Nov 14, 2021 | Of all the speeches and political grandstanding at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), the words of Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, were the most profound and least hypocritical. | Lopez Obrador

Mouris Salloum George (2021-11-17). México — Las arengas, mitos extravagantes. globalizacion.ca Los mitos extravagantes, el repertorio falaz de arengas, han sido utilizados como verdaderas armas de destrucción masiva contra la razón colectiva, han rebajado la moral pública hasta el grado de convertirla en simple comparsa de vaciedades, consignas insulsas contra el…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-17). Collective societal resilience: NATO addresses Persian Gulf partners on global war against unapproved information. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Disinformation, alternately cloaked under the rubric of hybrid warfare and asymmetrical warfare, consists of posting any information about NATO and its wars that the military bloc doesn't want publicized. And as can be seen below, information on most any topic can fall under the category of disinformation and as such be subjected to "anti-disinformation warfare" …

Eric Dirnbach (2021-11-17). 'Tell the Bosses We're Coming'. zcomm.org Book Review, Tell the Bosses We're Coming: A New Action Plan for Workers in the Twenty-First Century, by Shaun Richman…

Staff (2021-11-17). Biden set to unfreeze Trump-era multibillion-dollar F-35 deal. rt.com Washington is set to go ahead with a multibillion-dollar warplane sale to the United Arab Emirates, a deal first signed by then-President Donald Trump but frozen for review, including over concerns about the UAE's role in Yemen. | The Joe Biden administration remains "fully committed" to the $23 billion F-35 deal with the Gulf state, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Regional Security Mira Resnick

Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza (2021-11-17). Orinoco Tribune Anniversary — 3 Years Breaking the Media Blockade Against Global Chavismo. orinocotribune.com By Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza — Nov 15, 2021 | The final week of November 2018 marked both an end and a beginning. It was the end of a process of planning that took many months and that passed through various stages of conceptualization. Through this process, numerous ideas about the project's general vision were considered, and a website was born. | This was a family project that required a lot of help from my wife, Yullma Hernandez, and my daughter, Alba Rodríguez. We had to put into practice all the knowledge we had in order to fix web-design issues, image ID, servers, domains, website structure, and many o…

Kerry Smith (2021-11-17). Activists blockade Newcastle coal port. greenleft.org.au Activists from Blockade Australia have stopped coal trains and shut down the world's largest coal port in Newcastle. Kerry Smith reports.

WSWS (2021-11-17). Deere workers vote again today on contract they already rejected: Live updates. wsws.org Opposition remains high as the UAW forces a re-vote by 10,000 striking Deere workers on a contract they rejected two weeks ago by 55 to 45 percent.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-17). In Video: Russian Advisors Train Syrian Mig-29 Pilots On Air-To-Air Combat. southfront.org File image. | Military advisors from the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) have been training Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) pilots on air-to-air combat, according to recent reports. | On November 15, the Russian Ministry of Defense's

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-17). Podcast: HIV tests, infectious reading, and the fight for cheaper drugs. imperial.ac.uk In this edition: A new test to monitor treatment-resistant HIV, a book tracing the fight against infection, and how the NHS can make cheaper drugs.

Philip Farruggio (2021-11-17). Time to really reawaken America!! nationofchange.org Sometimes 'Everything changes and nothing changes'. So it is in America 2021.

WSWS (2021-11-17). Canada admits aerosols are major source of COVID-19 transmission after nearly two years of denying it. wsws.org Canada's government has hitherto dismissed the role of aerosols in COVID-19's spread, because to do so underlines the reckless and homicidal character of its drive to "reopen" the economy in the midst of a deadly pandemic.

Shriya Singh (2021-11-17). As farmers protest in Sri Lanka after fertilizer ban, experts warn of food crisis. peoplesdispatch.org Fresh protests by farmers took place on November 10 in the aftermath of the Rajapaksa government's ban on chemical fertilizers earlier this year which has added to the country's ongoing economic crisis…

_____ (2021-11-16). The Criminal 'Justice' System Protects Kyle Rittenhouse. popularresistance.org On August 25, 2021, Kyle Rittenhouse drove across state lines with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and killed two people. He then, carrying the murder weapon, walked past a police line as witnesses screamed that he was getting away, got back in his car, and drove home. All in a day's work for the young Rittenhouse, a vocal member of the Blue Lives Matter "movement" who came to Kenosha, Wisconsin (a town and a state that he didn't live in) with the express intention of using violence against Black Lives Matter protesters — framed, of course, as a "defense" of property. | Rittenhouse's trial began on November 1…

_____ (2021-11-16). The Criminal "Justice" System Protects Kyle Rittenhouse. popularresistance.org If the trial continues to go the way it is currently going, it seems likely that Rittenhouse may walk. This would be a colossal miscarriage of justice and proof positive, once again, of the white supremacist nature of the criminal "justice" system. The system is set up to defend and protect the ruling class and their defenders. This, in certain moments, can include members of the far-right who are able to act outside of the law in order to protect the status quo. If Rittenhouse walks, it'll be a clear sign that, in the current moment, right-wing violence is acceptable in the eyes of the state, as long as it is do…

_____ (2021-11-16). Ethiopia at a Crossroads: Civil War or Peaceful Settlement? journal-neo.org The government of Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency in the country, as the rebel forces of Tigray threaten to attack the capital, and the war that has been going on for a year is rapidly escalating and brings more and more troubles and misfortunes to Ethiopians. The United States has stated that the danger …

_____ (2021-11-16). US Sends Clear Message To African Nations As It Turns Its Back On Ethiopia. popularresistance.org The corporate media in the United States is waging a misinformation campaign as part of the hybrid warfare being used to try to subjugate Ethiopia. Ajamu Baraka of the Black Alliance for Peace states there "is a coordinated effort to criminalize and delegitimize the Ethiopian state in order to cripple or balkanize it, maybe even to provide the political will for a direct military intervention." For 27 years, the United States-backed Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) ruled Ethiopia until it was overthrown by a popular movement in 2018. Ethiopians then elected their Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, who refuses to…

The Socialist Program (2021-11-16). Hidden U.S. War Crimes in Syria. liberationnews.org Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss a newly-revealed US war crime in Syria that took the lives of over 60 civilians, causing shock and outrage around the world.

_____ (2021-11-16). Syria Massacre Coverup Shows Danger Of Assange Precedent. popularresistance.org Julian Assange currently sits in Belmarsh Prison waiting to find out if British judges will overturn a lower court's ruling against his extradition to the United States to be prosecuted under the Espionage Act for journalistic activity which exposed U.S. war crimes. War crimes not unlike those that were just exposed by The New York Times in its reporting on the Baghuz massacre. The precedent the U.S. government is trying to set with its persecution of Assange will, if successful, cast a chilling effect over journalism which scrutinizes the U.S. war machine, not just in the United States but around the world.

Ben Norton (2021-11-16). Debunking Myths About Nicaragua's 2021 Elections, Under Attack by USA/EU/OAS. orinocotribune.com By Ben Norton — Nov 11, 2021 | The US, EU, and OAS are launching a new coup attempt against Nicaragua's Sandinista government, refusing to recognize its 2021 elections. The Grayzone observed the vote on the ground, and dispels myths aimed at discrediting the process. | MANAGUA, NICARAGUA — Millions of Nicaraguans went to the polls on November 7, 2021, re-electing the leftist Sandinista Front and President Daniel Ortega by a large margin. | The Joe Biden administration refused to recognize the results, however. The United States and its allies in the European Union and the Organization of American State…

Pivot to Peace (2021-11-16). Statement: Why President Biden Must Abide by the "One-China Policy" and Stop Meddling in the Affairs of China-Taiwan Relations. peacepivot.org Do we have better things to do than go to war with China over Taiwan, a mere province of China?

_____ (2021-11-16). 35,000 Us Healthcare Workers Avert Strike. popularresistance.org Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest healthcare providers and hospital networks in the US, reached a tentative agreement with an alliance of unions just two days before a historic strike. The four-year agreement includes pay raises and measures to address understaffing, while withdrawing a two-tier pay system that would pay new hires up to a third less than current workers. In the next few weeks, workers will vote to ratify it and continue to work as scheduled.

WSWS (2021-11-16). Media faithfully echoes US justifications for war crime at Baghuz, Syria. wsws.org A section of the media has decided that the atrocity cannot be entirely disappeared behind a wall of silence, but their reports are a concerted effort to contain the political fallout.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-16). Military Situation In Yemen On November 16, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 127 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours; | On November 15, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 7 airstrikes on the Jubah district; | On November 15, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 27 airstrikes on the Sarwah and Madghal districts; | On November 15, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Hays district; | On November 15, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Muqbana district; | On November 16, clashes between Ansar Alla…

Moderator (2021-11-16). Why Are Moderna's Billionaires Airbrushing Scientists Out of the Vaccine Patent Picture? scheerpost.com By Sam Pizzigati / Moderna, the world's hottest new Big Pharma giant, now has four of its top players sitting on the annual Forbes list of America's 400 richest. In early 20…

Staff (2021-11-16). Give black employees 'day or two off' after Rittenhouse verdict, activist says. rt.com A liberal Portland, Oregon activist has prompted a discussion after asking employers to give a "day or two off" to black employees after the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, regardless of the jury's decision. | "Employers, consider giving your Black employees a day or two off after the Rittenhouse verdict," Gregory McKelvey tweeted this week, adding that it was going to be "hard" for black employees to work and they shouldn't be "expected to." | Employers, consider giving your Black employees a day or two off after the Rittenhouse verdict. Regardless of the outcome, it's going to be hard for Black people to work and…

Staff (2021-11-16). Rittenhouse defense accuses prosecution of defaming teen in closing arguments. rt.com Defense attorneys for Kyle Rittenhouse have accused the prosecution of lying to jurors in their closing statements, saying the state's lawyers played "fast and loose" with the evidence to smear the teen as a murderer. | The defense and prosecution both made their final arguments before the jury on Monday, following eight days of testimony from dozens of witnesses and the screening of nearly 20 videos from the night of August 25, 2020 — when Rittenhouse, then 17, shot and killed two men and wounded a third during a violent bout of protests and rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He faces charges including first…

WSWS (2021-11-16). Judge dismisses gun charge against vigilante shooter Kyle Rittenhouse. wsws.org Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Schroeder—who has repeatedly sided with the fascist Kyler Rittenhouse—dismissed the sixth count of possessing a dangerous weapon as a minor, prior to closing arguments in the teenage shooter's murder trial.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-16). Manufactured Cruelties: Belarus, Poland and the Refugee Crisis. southfront.org Click to see full-aize image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | Refugee crises are often manufactured by governments. They can be done at the source: war, famine, rapacious institutions. They can also be manufactured by the refusal of governments to accept those seeking asylum, sanctuary and refuge. | The latter is very much in evidence in Europe: governments of the European Union are staring down desperate humans keen to travel into the EU; Belarus, engaging in its own form of mega-trafficking, has become a cond…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-16). White House appeals to Russia to pressure Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The White House is not appealing to Russia to protect refugees attacked by Polish security forces or to protect Armenia, currently under attack by Azerbaijan. For days there have been indications that the Kremlin is not averse to rendering such aid. ==== US urges Russia to press Belarus over migrants at Polish border: spokeswoman The …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-16). Belarus: What's next? A humanitarian artillery bombardment of miserable women and children at the border? antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Several Iskander missile battalions to arrive in Belarus, if need be — top brass Belarus would like to have its own battalions of Iskander tactical missile systems, but several Russian battalions of these weapons will arrive in the republic, if need be, Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin said on Tuesday. "We have a regional group …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-16). Pentagon flies experimental surveillance aircraft over Belarus-Poland and Russia-Ukraine borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US Says Routinely Operates in Sync With Allies After Jets Seen Over Poland-Belarus Border Two US planes, including Bombardier Challenger 650 ARTEMIS and RC-135V, flew over the border between Belarus and Poland, according to Western aviation sources. ==== Experimental ARTEMIS Aircraft Used in 'Real-World' Operations The Army's experimental ARTEMIS jet-powered surveillance aircraft was recently pulled …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-16). China, U.S. discuss cooperation and communication in virtual meet and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the virtual summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden; the condition of migrants stranded at the Poland-Belarus border as the European Union announces sanctions against Minsk; an ongoing strike by MSRTC bus drivers in the Indian state of Maharashtra to demand their company's merger with the state government for better salaries, etc.; and the eviction being enforced by Indigenous peoples in the Wet'suwet'en territory against the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia, Canada.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-16). Poland, Ukraine deploy 30,000 troops to Belarusian border with more on way. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com In addition to troops deployed by Lithuania and Latvia to their respective borders with Belarus, and the 4,500-troop Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade which was recently trained by U.S. forces in the Three Swords 2021 exercise in Ukraine. ==== Ukrainian border guards preparing for possible breakthrough by illegal migrants The Polish border is protected by 20,000 military, border …

teleSUR (2021-11-16). EU Foreign Ministers Agree On New Sanctions Against Belarus. telesurenglish.net Foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) have agreed on new sanctions against Belarus over the migrant crisis, the bloc's top diplomat Josep Borrell said on Monday. | RELATED: | Addressing a press conference after the ministers' meeting, he said the new set of sanctions had been "politically adopted" and "will be finalized in the coming days." The sanctions will affect "quite an important number" of individuals and entities, he a…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-16). Guns of November: war against Belarus may be mere hours away. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com That Belarus with a population of 9 million would provoke an armed conflict with Poland, which has one of 38 million, with NATO — having a collective population of a billion people — backing it up is ludicrous to the ultimate degree. Just as absurd as accusing Armenia, with under 3 million people, of initiating …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-16). As war wages, CSTO again forgets that Armenia is a member state. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As it did last year and this July. Heaven help CSTO members Belarus and Tajikistan. === CSTO says the conflict should be solved through only political — diplomatic methods "The CSTO attentively follows the situation. The Secretariat has not received an official application from Armenia. We think the conflict should be solved only through political …

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-11-16). 'Build Back Better will worsen inflation': Another lie about the Biden agenda. peoplesworld.org The drama over the Build Back Better Act has revealed the power of narrative in our political landscape. It is not enough to put forward policy proposals that actually help people, pay for them with taxes on the wealthiest, and then try to pass those proposals into law. You also need to fight a destructive, …

Staff (2021-11-16). Headlines for November 16, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Signs $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill; Build Back Better Act Remains Stalled in Senate, Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping Pledge Cooperation in U.S.-China Virtual Summit, Three Killed and Dozens Wounded as Suicide Bombers Strike Ugandan Capital City, Spanish Coast Guard Rescues More Refugees in Waters Near Canary Islands , Polish Border Guards Fire Tear Gas and Water Cannons at Asylum-Seekers , Thai Protesters Call for Reforms to Monarchy After Court Rules Against Activists, U.S. Condemns Russia Over "Dangerous and Irresponsible" Anti-Satellite Missile Test, Biden Proposes Drilling Ban Near Sacred Indig…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-11-16). Upend this damaging narrative about spending. nationofchange.org Polls say Americans should love the Build Back Better Act — but most are only hearing talking points about its price tag.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-16). Military Situation In Ethiopia On November 16, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 16, clashes between the TPLF and the federal government forces continued in the Chifra area; | On November 16, clashes between the TPLF and the federal government forces continued in the Kassagita area; | On November 13, a new batch of Amhara Region Special Forces graduated in the town of Humera and joined the federal forces. The federal government has accelerated the strengthening of the frontlines with TPLF; | The Ethiopian Ministry of Finance, Eyob…

Staff (2021-11-16). Historian Alfred McCoy Predicts the U.S. Empire is Collapsing as China's Power Grows. democracynow.org President Joe Biden's virtual summit Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping follows the two countries' announcement just days earlier they will work together to confront the climate emergency after Xi did not attend the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow. Tension has been mounting between the two superpowers, especially over Taiwan and Hong Kong, with some speculating that a new Cold War is developing. "The United States, in the immediate future, is faced with the possibility of fighting a war over Taiwan … that it would probably lose," says Alfred McCoy, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madiso…

Susana Khalil (2021-11-16). XXI Century: The Abolition of Israeli Expansionist Colonial Anachronism. orinocotribune.com By Susana Khalil — Nov 13, 2021 | There will be no free and peaceful Arab-Persian world as long as the Israeli colonial Euro-Zionist regime exists. | I. By way of dialogue | 1907 | ABDALLAH: Mustafa, British colonialism prepared a scientific report (Bannerman), in order to prolong itself as an empire. The report says that the Arab world is an obstacle to the European colonial order, and for this, it is necessary to articulate our disintegration, division, and separation. Imposing politicians to serve imperial interests. To combat any movement of unity, whether intellectual, cultural, ethnic, historical, pol…

Editor (2021-11-16). Canadian imperialism and the responsibility to 'Voluntour'. mronline.org The term 'voluntourism' is a portmanteau of the words 'volunteer' and 'tourism' and refers to a practice in which people, often young upper or middle-class white women in the Global North (Bandyopadhyay and Patil 2017, 645), pay an organization to coordinate their trip to a country in the Global South.

Fight Back (2021-11-16). Chicano movie screening of Nicaragua's fight against U.S. imperialism. fightbacknews.org Lincoln Heights, CA – On Sunday, November 7, the Immigration Committee of the Community Service Organization (Centro CSO) hosted a screening of The screening, at the Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, fell on the day of the Nicaraguan presidential elections, which resulted in the victory of leftist Daniel Ortega of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) with 75.96% of the vote. The country named these elections "Elecciones Soberanas 2021" (Sovereign Elections 2021) and invited int…

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-16). Extreme Temperatures from Climate Change Will Harm Workers. cepr.net Policies aimed at addressing the harms of climate change on labor must consider the economic impacts, such as decreased labor productivity and monetary economic losses, and the harms to workers' health.

_____ (2021-11-16). The Labor Upsurge Of The 1930s And '40s In The U.S. popularresistance.org Union growth tends to take place in huge waves. As the most astute analysts have noted, during normal times very little seems to happen. Then, often unexpectedly, enormous gains are made. To be sure, there is plenty that organizers can do during the quieter times, not only to make important, if seemingly small gains, but also to prepare for the massive gains that will come with the next upsurge. It is our belief that most workers want and all workers need and benefit from unions. But what holds back union growth during normal times?

_____ (2021-11-16). The Labor Upsurge Of The 1930s And '40s In The US. popularresistance.org Union growth tends to take place in huge waves. As the most astute analysts have noted, during normal times very little seems to happen. Then, often unexpectedly, enormous gains are made. To be sure, there is plenty that organizers can do during the quieter times, not only to make important, if seemingly small gains, but also to prepare for the massive gains that will come with the next upsurge. It is our belief that most workers want and all workers need and benefit from unions. But what holds back union growth during normal times? | Two interrelated factors hold back the growth of unions. First, the initial dev…

WSWS (2021-11-16). Autumn strike wave pits workers against the corporatist trade unions. wsws.org The resurgence of the class struggle has clearly exposed the real character of the "unions," which are better described as labor syndicates—corporatist instruments of management and the state dedicated to the suppression of working-class opposition.

Staff (2021-11-16). NPR deletes 'race obsessed' tweet over Asian mayor's victory. rt.com NPR has apologized for "causing harm" with a tweet implying that newly-inaugurated Boston Mayor Michelle Wu's victory was "a disappointment" as she is not black. | Wu was sworn in as Boston's mayor on Tuesday, becoming the first woman and first non-white person to lead the city after an unbroken century of white, male mayors. Kim Janey, a black woman, had been filling in as mayor since Marty Walsh was appointed labor secretary by President Joe Biden in March. | For NPR, however, Wu's victory was apparently overshadowed by the fact that she defeated three black candidates along the way. "While many are hailing…

teleSUR (2021-11-16). Guatemala: Ex-President Perez Might Face House Arrest. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's Higher Risk Court B ruled on Monday that former President Otto Perez (2012-2015) —a general who has remained six years under preventive detention for corruption accusations— might go under house arrest if he pays a US$1,7 million bail. | RELATED: | "I cannot pay this money," Perez alleged and criticized the Guatemalan justice system for trying to resolve the excess of prisoners in jails with…

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-16). The New Inflation Scare Is the Dumbest Thing Since Voodoo Economics. cepr.net Elites are sounding the alarm over threats of inflation in order to block Biden's social spending plan. We shouldn't fall for it.

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-16). Native Americans Need to Be Included in Annual Census Reports on Income and Poverty. cepr.net The Census Bureau should report income and poverty data for Native Americans in its annual reports on income and poverty starting in September 2022.

_____ (2021-11-16). AOC & Pelosi's Hilarious Climate Statements. popularresistance.org Lee Camp argues that AOC and Nancy Pelosi need to dive deeper, and disputes their claim that the United States is leading the world in climate action. America and other countries have not abided by any of the promises they gave at previous global climate summits while the planet heats up as predicted. By 2030, most people will not be talking about what happened in 2021, because current "leaders" will not be in office when that time rolls around and there will have been many more summits since then. Even though Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that "America is back" and a leader of climate action,…

_____ (2021-11-16). AOC And Pelosi's Hilarious Climate Statements. popularresistance.org ee Camp argues that AOC and Nancy Pelosi need to dive deeper, and disputes their claim that the United States is leading the world in climate action. | America and other countries have not abided by any of the promises they gave at previous global climate summits while the planet heats up as predicted. By 2030, most people will not be talking about what happened in 2021, because current "leaders" will not be in office when that time rolls around and there will have been many more summits since then. Even though Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that "America is back" and a leader of climate action.

_____ (2021-11-16). BAP Condemns U.S. Sponsorship Of Reactionary Anti-Government Protests Against Cuba. popularresistance.org The US government continues to amplify its war on the Cuban people through political, economic, and media efforts. In their own words, the US State Department has announced its role in organizing reactionary protests in Cuba, scheduled for November 15 as a continuation of the #SOSCuba campaign that began in July. The US has also preemptively threatened to place even more sanctions on Cuba if it deems that the Cuban government has interfered with the protests. As we know, sanctions kill, and while these will be framed as supporting human rights, the 60+-year long blockade and recent Trump and Biden administration…

_____ (2021-11-16). BAP Condemns US Sponsorship Of Anti-Government Protests Against Cuba. popularresistance.org The US government continues to amplify its war on the Cuban people through political, economic, and media efforts. In their own words, the US State Department has announced its role in organizing reactionary protests in Cuba, scheduled for November 15 as a continuation of the #SOSCuba campaign that began in July. The US has also preemptively threatened to place even more sanctions on Cuba if it deems that the Cuban government has interfered with the protests. As we know, sanctions kill, and while these will be framed as supporting human rights, the 60+-year long blockade and recent Trump and Biden administration…

_____ (2021-11-16). China's Sponge Cities Are A 'Revolutionary Rethink' To Prevent Flooding. popularresistance.org A 'sponge city' is a nature-based solution which uses the landscape to retain water at its source, slow down water flow and clean it throughout the process. The focus is to retain rainwater in urban areas by waterproofing the paved floor so that part of it evaporates and the rest is gradually drained. As well as proofing the roads and pavements, more trees are planted and smart buildings are constructed to adapt to the city's sponge. This means roofs are covered in grass for greater absorption of water and buildings are also painted in light colours to reflect more heat instead of absorbing it.

_____ (2021-11-16). China's Sponge Cities: A 'Revolutionary Rethink' To Prevent Flooding. popularresistance.org The survival and development of human society depends on water. In fact, global water demand increased nearly eightfold between 1900—2010 as a result of factors like population growth, economic development and a shift in diet. | But in China, one of the world's fastest growing economies, the vital resource is running out. The country's 1.4 billion population needs water to thrive but it has become limited and unevenly distributed. | After decades of urbanisation and pollution, the country is now faced with both water shortages and flooding – only made worse by the effects of climate change. | And pollution…

_____ (2021-11-16). COP26 Negotiators Do Little To Cut Emissions, But Allow Oil And Gas Executives To Rest Easy. popularresistance.org Many climate advocates and vulnerable nations entered this year's conference hoping to address an enduring failure of the Paris Agreement, which said nothing about fossil fuels. But a draft agreement released on Saturday included only one reference, calling on parties to accelerate phasing out "unabated" coal consumption and "inefficient" subsidies for fossil fuels more broadly. Explicit references to oil and gas were absent.

_____ (2021-11-16). COP26 Negotiators Do Little To Cut Emissions. popularresistance.org Many climate advocates and vulnerable nations entered this year's conference hoping to address an enduring failure of the Paris Agreement, which said nothing about fossil fuels. But a draft agreement released on Saturday included only one reference, calling on parties to accelerate phasing out "unabated" coal consumption and "inefficient" subsidies for fossil fuels more broadly. Explicit references to oil and gas were absent.

_____ (2021-11-16). Israeli Officials Are Barring Thousands Of Palestinian Farmers From Their Land. popularresistance.org According to a new report from Israeli human rights organization HaMoked, the Israeli military is increasingly restricting Palestinian farmers' access to the Seam Zone. HaMoked's Freedom of Information request filed to the Jerusalem District Court found only 27% of farmers' permit requests to enter the area were approved by the military in 2020, while 73% were denied — leaving tens of thousands of Palestinians unable to reach their land. Israel has previously stated that security is the only reason to deny Palestinians access to the Seam Zone, but the data shows fewer than 1% of permits were denied on secur…

_____ (2021-11-16). Militant Solidarity With Cuba On Display In 80+ Cities Worldwide. popularresistance.org Solidarity movements with Cuba, political parties, social groups, and Cuban emigrants in other countries celebrated on Monday the restart of the school year on the island, its economic-productive revival, and the Cuban people's determination to defend their Revolution against destabilizing attempts plotted from the United States. Cuban President, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, said through Twitter that "solidarity actions in more than 80 cities support the will of the Cuban people to build their own future."

Adri Nieuwhof (2021-11-16). They are the criminals, we believe in justice. electronicintifada.net Head of rights group banned by Israel says EU must impose sanctions.

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-16). PDVSA Guarantees Gas Supply Despite Fire at El Palito Refinery. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company PDVSA assured the public that El Palito Refinery would remain operational in order to guarantee the supply of combustible gas. This assurance came in the wake of a fire which broke out at the refinery. | PDVSA released a "El Palito Refinery will remain operational and will guarantee the supp…

Ann Brown (2021-11-16). The Black American Dossier On Powerful Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin. moguldom.com When the Democrats were trying to push through a more extensive infrastructure bill, they came up with a roadblock from one of their own — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. The most conservative Democrat in the Senate, Manchin is often at odds with policies and programs that will benefit Black Americans. A former …

Ann Brown (2021-11-16). Should Black America Be Concerned About Hyperinflation Taking Over In The US? moguldom.com If you've been grocery shopping or pumped gas, you already know inflation is here, but should Black America be worried about hyperinflation? Hyperinflation is a series of rapid, excessive, and out-of-control price increases that happens rarely in developed countries when the price of goods and services rises at an annual rate of 1,000 percent or …

Ann Brown (2021-11-16). Who Is Leaking To MSM In Biden White House? Flurry Of Stories Come Out About Problems With Kamala Harris. moguldom.com Every day there seems to be a new story leaked about Vice President Kamala Harris and her purported struggles in the White House. Some reports say she's at odds with President Joe Biden, some say she is finding the VP role too challenging and others say she finds the position not challenging enough. Chatter about …

Ann Brown (2021-11-16). Big Problems: 5 Signs That Tell Us The Biden Presidency Is At Risk Of Collapsing, Sustained Weak Approval Ratings Expected. moguldom.com Faced with rising consumer prices and stalled campaign promises, U.S. voters aren't too happy with President Joe Biden and it shows as his approval ratings continue to sink. Biden's White House appears to be in disarray. Here are five signs that might indicate that his presidency is at risk of collapsing. 1. Lack of substantive …

Bharat Dogra (2021-11-16). Linking Climate Change Agenda to Sustainable Livelihoods for Small Farmers & Workers Is the Way Forward In the Global South. towardfreedom.org The concerns of the poorer and vulnerable sections of the Global South have been the least heard in negotiations at COP26. Yet, climate innovations can come from small farmers, if they are included in the process.

Canadian Tire Fire (2021-11-16). Canadian Tire Fire #19: Fairy Creek/Ada'itsx Updates, Hamilton Encampment Defense, Atikamekw Chiefs Declare Logging Moratorium, Resistance to TMX. itsgoingdown.org photo: Fairy Creek Blockade It has been a busy week, as Indigenous led resistance to Trans Mountain Expansion, logging in Fairy Creek, and the Coastal GasLink pipeline all heated up. Meanwhile, the urgency of the climate crisis has become even more visible as major flooding and mudslides occur across BC. THREAD: @Gidimten people of the…

Colin Todhunter (2021-11-16). Saving Capitalism or Saving the Planet? dissidentvoice.org The UK government's Behavioural Insights Team helped to push the public towards accepting the COVID narrative, restrictions and lockdowns. It is now working on 'nudging' people towards further possible restrictions or at least big changes in their behaviour in the name of 'climate emergency'. From frequent news stories and advertisements to soap opera storylines and …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-16). 5 Top Factors Why Crypto Is Crashing: Biden's Infrastructure Bill Has New Brokerage Surveillance Requirement. moguldom.com Bitcoin, Ether, and most other top-10 crypto coins have seen selloffs in the last 24 hours with price drops ranging from 7-to-12-percent-plus as a myriad of factors weighs on the market. Bitcoin was trading almost 8 percent lower in the last 24 hours at $60,667, while Ether saw almost a 9.5 percent loss to $4,284 …

Davin Rosborough (2021-11-16). Alabama's New Electoral Lines are Racially Gerrymandered — Here's Why. aclu.org The state of Alabama recently adopted new congressional and state legislative districts as the result of its once-in-a-decade redistricting process. These new maps are unconstitutional and grossly gerrymandered in a way that harms Black Alabamians, communities of color, and all Alabamians who care about fair representation. That's why the ACLU and our partners filed two federal lawsuits today challenging Alabama's newly drawn state legislative and congressional districts. | Racial gerrymandering occurs when a state uses race as the primary factor in drawing district lines in a way not closely tied to complying…

Editor2 (2021-11-16). "I am Lenin" — Remembering the Bolshevik Revolution from India. orinocotribune.com By Suryashekhar Biswas — Nov 8, 2021 | In 1917, the worker-peasant alliance in economically-backward Russia began the formation of the first state in the world that truly belonged to the hardworking masses. The Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin, displayed to the whole world that it was possible for ordinary people to achieve self-determination. With counter-revolutionaries, loyalists, monarchists and revivalists attempting to purge Russia from within and imperialists waging war from outside, the tale the first "Really Existing Socialism" began under circumstances of great challenge. Nonet…

Editor2 (2021-11-16). 'I am Lenin' — Remembering the Bolshevik Revolution from India. orinocotribune.com By Suryashekhar Biswas — Nov 8, 2021 | In 1917, the worker-peasant alliance in economically-backward Russia began the formation of the first state in the world that truly belonged to the hardworking masses. The Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin, displayed to the whole world that it was possible for ordinary people to achieve self-determination. With counter-revolutionaries, loyalists, monarchists and revivalists attempting to purge Russia from within and imperialists waging war from outside, the tale the first "Really Existing Socialism" began under circumstances of great challenge. Nonet…

Eric Vogt (2021-11-16). Neruda y la traición: una perspectiva contemporánea. peoplesworld.org El poeta chileno Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) recibió el Premio Nobel en Literatura en 1971 y, a partir de 1927, ocupó una serie de cargos diplomáticos. En 1945, recibió el Premio Nacional de Literatura y lo que nos interesa en este artículo, en el mismo año, siendo miembro del Partido Comunista de Chile (PCC), fue elegido …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-16). Business Consultant And Wellbeing Researcher: It's Time For Black Americans To Break Up With Democratic Party. moguldom.com Black Americans have carried the Democratic Party to victory in elections for decades. This fact was on full display last year when they helped catapult then-Democratic candidate Joe Biden to the presidency. Yet, year after year, issues that are important to Black Americans are either tabled or rejected by Congress. Now one business consultant and …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-16). If Mandated Medications Cause Harm, Employers Could Face $1 Million In Damages. moguldom.com A Republican senator in Oklahoma wants to give residents in his state some recourse if employer-mandated medications cause them harm. Sen. Rob Standridge filed Senate Bill 1106 on Nov. 12, commonly known as the Citizen Health Mandate Protection Act. If signed into law, it will make employers liable for up to $1 million in punitive …

It's Going Down (2021-11-16). This Is America #152: Sleydo' on Indigenous Resistance to Coastal Gaslink; Groypers Fail in NYC; #BlackburnTakeover Ends. itsgoingdown.org photo: @M_Tol Welcome, to This Is America, November 15th, 2021. On this episode, we feature an interview with Sleydo', spokesperson for the Gidimt'en Checkpoint about ongoing Indigenous resistance on Wet'suwet'en territory. We then switch to our discussion, where we attack the recent neoliberal hot takes around the last round of elections. All this and more,…

Jamshid Ahmadi (2021-11-16). German Left Party election loss lessons: 'Focus on social justice and peace'. peoplesworld.org The results of the parliamentary elections in Germany in late September surprised many observers and political commentators. Were these results unexpected by the left forces in Germany, and by Die Linke in particular? This drop is a brutal and bitter disappointment for the Left Party. Yet at the same time, the signs were there. The …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-16). Meet the Terrorists Conspiring Against Venezuela's National Electoral Council. orinocotribune.com A few hours after the authorities thwarted the latest terrorist attack, which was planned by the far-right and targeted buildings belonging to the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Mariches, in the state of Miranda, it became clear who was behind the violent plot. | Once the Vice President of Citizen Security, Remigio Ceballos Ichaso, had formally denounced the attack, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela announced that it would request the extradition of William Ricardo Sánchez Ramos, otherwise known as "Antorcha" ["Torch"], identified as the intellectual author of the plot, and currently res…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-16). UPenn Finance Professor Siegel Explains Why Fed Will Toughen Up On Inflation And That's Bad For The Stock Market. moguldom.com The Federal Reserve is likely to change its stance and get tough on inflation, tightening the monetary policy to reign in rising consumer prices that continue to exceed expectations, according to University of Pennsylvania Wharton School finance professor Jeremy Siegel. If the Fed adopts a hawkish stance, it will hurt stock investors who have enjoyed …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-16). Investor Ross Gerber: It's Time For SEC To Investigate Binance, Customers Locked Out Of Accounts. moguldom.com Ross Gerber, CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management, says Binance is being dishonest about why it blocks users from accessing their accounts and he wants the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to investigate and intervene to protect investors. Gerber's comments came after the platform recently halted withdrawals in a "temporary suspension" that …

KWORINOCO (2021-11-16). Gaddafi's Son to Run for President of Libya. orinocotribune.com Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya's overthrown former leader Muammar Gaddafi, registered himself this week as a candidate for the upcoming presidential elections planned for December 24. | The television channel Al Ahrar aired images of Saif in a building belonging to the Higher Election Commission in the southern city of Sabha, where he signed the necessary documents for his inscription. | In an interview with The New York Times published in July, Saif defended his father's legacy, suggested that it was time to return to the past, and hinted at his ambitions of becoming the leader of Libya. | "They raped the c…

KWORINOCO (2021-11-16). Venezuela's National Electoral Council Meets with Representatives from Carter Center. orinocotribune.com This Monday, the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tania D'Amelio, met with representatives from the Carter Center to discuss the upcoming mega-elections planned for November 21. D'Amelio released several statements on Twitter pertaining to the meeting. | The meeting was led by D'Amelio and other members of the CNE including Andrea Nelli, Salvador Romero, and Mercê Castells. | The Carter Center is one of the organizations that will oversee the elections and attest to the legitimacy of many aspects of the electoral procedure. However, the Carter Center will not be involved in recognizing the…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-16). Poll shows 74% of voters OK strikes for higher pay, benefits. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —Some 74% of 1,294 likely voters, including 60% of Republicans, either approve or strongly approve of workers forced to strike for higher pay and better benefits, a poll the AFL-CIO released late last month said. The Data for Progress survey cited the recent forced strikes by United Auto Workers members against John Deere and …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-16). Poor People's Campaign warns of moral crisis facing U.S. peoplesworld.org

Morning Star (2021-11-16). Cuban president joins 'Red Scarves' students protesting U.S. destabilization effort. peoplesworld.org Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel donned a red shirt and matching scarf Monday as he visited a sit-in against the U.S. blockade in Havana's Central Park. The "Red Scarves" movement sprang up among university students in response to U.S. efforts to exploit protests over the summer to ratchet up counter-revolutionary activity in Cuba. Around 70 students …

Olivia Rosane (2021-11-16). Wildfires may be spewing three times more soot into Arctic than previously thought. peoplesworld.org The Arctic is warming three times faster than the global average, and new research finds that wildfires further south may be contributing. How? Soot, or black carbon, from wildfires can enter the atmosphere and travel long distances, reaching the Arctic where it can encourage ice melt, Insider explained. Now, new research published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Thursday found that …

Robert Hunziker (2021-11-16). The Woody Biomass Blunder. dissidentvoice.org One of the most controversial fixes for global warming is the use of woody biomass, cutting trees, burning trees to achieve "carbon neutral" status in the worldwide battle to conquer climate change/global warming. The term carbon neutral (which is not the same as zero carbon and not a scientific term) when used to distinguish a …

Tamara Nassar (2021-11-16). Israeli forces kill 26-year-old Palestinian. electronicintifada.net No Israeli troops were injured when a man was fatally shot.

Yves Engler (2021-11-16). Canadian Forces promote militarism in the classroom. dissidentvoice.org A friend in Montreal, whose partner is a teacher, recently messaged me: My wife, who sat through the Grade 4 virtual Remembrance Day activity organized by the school board described what it was like: The students watched two soldiers walk around a military base giving a tour. This included tanks. … A student asked if …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-16). "Occupied territories," Caucasus: U.S. Special Operations Forces in Europe commander meets Georgian defense, military chiefs. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Secretary of Defense hosted the Commander of the US Special Operations Forces in Europe The Commander of the US Special Operations Forces is paying a first working visit to Georgia. The Minister of Defense of Georgia hosted Major-General David Tabor…. Major General David Tabor's [followed up on?> US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin['s] visit to …

WSWS (2021-11-16). Howard University students announce agreement to end campus occupation. wsws.org The administration has refused to reveal the contents of the agreement that has ended the protest against unsanitary dorms at the historically black college in Washington D.C.

teleSUR (2021-11-16). US Entangled In COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Dispute. telesurenglish.net As the cold days set in, the United States is again seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases, though deaths and hospitalizations trend lower, while the federal government's vaccine mandate consistently faces legal challenges and resistance. | RELATED: | The seven-day average of confirmed cases of the pandemic stood at 80,885 nationwide on Sunday, with its 14-day change striking an 11-percent rise. COVID-19-related deaths were 1,13…

WSWS (2021-11-16). Australian big business and anti-lockdown movement unite against state government's pandemic bill. wsws.org The hysterical campaign is directed against any, even minimal, public health measures, amid the profit-driven reopening of the economy.

WSWS (2021-11-16). Astroworld festival disaster: 9-year-old dies as logs reveal negligence by police, organizers. wsws.org The crush, which took place during the performance of rappers Travis Scott and Drake on November 5, also killed nine other men, women and children, ages 14 to 27.

Amanda Mills (2021-11-16). New Jersey becomes eighth state to ban sale of cosmetics tested on animals. nationofchange.org "In the passage of this law, New Jersey has recognized overwhelming public opinion that animals should not suffer to test cosmetic products or ingredients."

teleSUR (2021-11-16). Chile: Senate Rejects Pinera Impeachment. telesurenglish.net The Chilean Senate rejected on Tuesday the constitutional accusation sent by the deputies to the Senate to impeach President Sebastián Piñera for the case of the sale of a mining company in 2010, which according to the "Pandora Papers" took place in a tax haven, and the president will remain in office. | President Sebastian Pinera…

WSWS (2021-11-16). Leaked "Operation Rampdown" document insists nothing will be done to stop spread of COVID in UK. wsws.org The Mail on Sunday 's exclusive featured a picture of a face mask being burnt and commented that the plans "will be hailed by business owners".

Extinction Rebellion (2021-11-16). The End of The World As We Know It. zcomm.org After all the fanfare, COP26 has failed. Not one of the G20 nations, the richest and most culpable for this crisis, will cut emissions to keep global heating even close to 1.5C…

WSWS (2021-11-16). New neo-Nazi weapons cache discovered in Austria. wsws.org The third such weapons cache found within a year underlines the extent of far-right terrorist activities in the Alpine Republic.

WSWS (2021-11-16). Canada heads toward deadly winter surge of COVID-19. wsws.org Every Canadian province and territory is either in the midst of a deadly upsurge of COVID-19 or teetering precariously on the brink of one.

_____ (2021-11-16). U.S. Coverup of Syria Massacre Shows the Danger of the Assange Precedent. strategic-culture.org By Caitlin JOHNSTONE | investigative report on a US military coverup of a 2019 massacre in Baghuz, Syria which killed scores of civilians. This would be The report contains many significant revelations, including that the US military has been grossly

teleSUR (2021-11-16). Suicide Bomb Blasts Leave 6 Dead and 33 Injured In Uganda. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, six people including three suicide bombers were killed and 33 others injured in twin bomb blasts in the Ugandan capital Kampala. | RELATED: | The suicide bombers detonated themselves at a checkpoint at the Central Police Station and on the parliamentary avenue. The injured were rushed to Mulago National Referral Hospital while counter-terrorism response teams managed to pursue a fourth suicide bomb attacker.

teleSUR (2021-11-16). Argentina Expects To Start Servicing The IMF Debt From 2026. telesurenglish.net Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez announced the preparation of the "Multi-year Economic Program for Sustainable Development" (MEPSD) bill, a fiscal policy instrument that will include new payment conditions for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans contracted by President Mauricio Macri (2015 -2019). | Related | "The program contemplates the results of the negotiations between our government and the IMF, which…

teleSUR (2021-11-16). President Maduro Congratulates Havana on Its 502nd Anniversary. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro today sent a message of solidarity to the government and people of Cuba, as he greeted the 502nd anniversary of the founding of Havana, the capital of the country. | Havana, the capital of all Cubans, a hospitable city, rich in culture and history, reborn with the help of its inhabitants and authorities.

Sean Callebs (2021-11-16). The Heat: Xi-Biden meeting. america.cgtn.com The Presidents of China and the United States hold a major virtual meeting. What will it mean for China-U.S. relations?>

Katie Miernicki (2021-11-16). Vaccine capitalism: Moderna takes public money, demands private profit. liberationnews.org Despite the ongoing need for emergency action to address the pandemic, pharmaceutical giant Moderna is focused on asserting its property rights over the COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna would like to take full credit — and profit — for the vaccine's invention.

Staff (2021-11-16). FBI targeted unruly parents with counter-terrorism tools, whistleblower reveals. rt.com Attorney General Merrick Garland was either unaware that the FBI Counterterrorism division was targeting parents critical of school boards, or lied about it to Congress, House Republicans argued citing whistleblower revelations. | An FBI email from early October "provides specific evidence that federal law enforcement operationalized counterterrorism tools at the behest of a left-wing special interest group against concerned parents," Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee said on Tuesday. The disclosure "calls into question the accuracy and completeness" of Garland's testimony before the committee, they…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-16). Danish communist youth mobilize in solidarity with Palestine and its people. peoplesdispatch.org On Friday, November 12, activists from the Danish Communist Youth (DKU) organized Palestine solidarity actions in universities, including University of Copenhagen (KU) and Aalborg University (AAU), protesting the occupation of Palestinian lands by the apartheid state of Israel. The DKU activists also protested the Danish universities' investments in companies that actively supply materials to the illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Danish communist publication Dagbladet Arbejderen had earlier reported that universities including KU, AAU and Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have invested in companie…

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