2021-11-18: News Headlines

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-18). Anti-Communism, Anti-Blackness, and Imperialism. libya360.wordpress.com Dr. Charisse Burden Stelley In this talk prepared for the Albuquerque Anti-War Coalition's Anti-Communism & Imperialism panel discussion, Dr. Charisse Burden Stelley discusses how anti-communism and anti-Blackness are intrinsically intertwined structures of white supremacist and capitalist control. Transcript Good afternoon, everybody. My name is Charisse Burden Stelley and I am a professor of Africana studies in political science…

Brittani Banks (2021-11-18). Don't Blame Government Benefits for Inflation—Blame the Modern Economy. independentmediainstitute.org Headlines are screaming that inflation is here to stay. Consumer prices have risen by an average of 6.2 percent in the past year, the sharpest increase since 1991. Although Americans are supposedly—in the words of the New York Times—"flush with cash and jobs," they are also deeply unhappy with the state of the economy. It's …

Editor2 (2021-11-18). Country that Set Off H-Bomb in Space Calls Russian Shootdown of own Satellite 'Reckless'. orinocotribune.com After a successful test of an anti-satellite missile (ASAT) on Monday, Russia has been bombarded with accusations of recklessness and of creating new dangers for humans and equipment in space. However, the primary accuser, Washington, DC, has a decades-long history of blowing things up in space with little regard for the consequences. | On Monday, a

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-18). President Maduro as 21N Elections Approach: 'This is Venezuelan Democracy'. orinocotribune.com As the protagonist of an intense and permanent battle in defense of the rights of oppressed peoples, President Nicolás Maduro defines the progressive forces of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Now, President Maduro is in the midst of the electoral process to choose regional and local offices. | The president addressed the issue this Wednesday, November 17, during his participation, via video-conference, in the World Day in Defense of Democracy and the Truth of Venezuela. The event was attended by more than 300 international guests of Maduro's United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) who arrived in Venezuel…

Staff (2021-11-18). 21N Elections: Public Ministry to Deploy 940 Prosecutors this Sunday. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, November 16, within the framework of the Plan of the Republic to guarantee security for the regional elections scheduled for Sunday, November 21, the Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, reported that 1,090 officials of the Public Ministry (MP) will be deployed during the electoral contest. | As Saab detailed, 940 of the MP's 1090 officials are electoral prosecutors. The MP will also activate situation rooms in each state to process any crime related to electoral activity. In addition, Saab indicated that the hotline 0800-FISCA-00 is available if any incidents related to the election o…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-18). 10 migrants found dead off Libya coast after European coast guards ignore rescue calls. peoplesdispatch.org As many as 99 people on the boat were rescued alive. The wooden boat was found by Doctors without Borders (MSF) around 30 nautical miles from the Libyan coast…

Staff (2021-11-18). Pfizer gets new $5.3bn boost over Covid. rt.com US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has agreed a $5.29 billion deal with the American government to provide 10 million doses of its new Covid-19 oral antiviral drug, Paxlovid. | "This promising treatment could help accelerate our path out of this pandemic by offering another life-saving tool for people who get sick with Covid-19," Xavier Becerra, secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, said on Thursday. | Read more | | Under the deal, Pfizer is to deliver some 10 mil…

Richard Falk (2021-11-18). Climate Challenge Cannot be Overcome in an Unjust World. zcomm.org Can the world's awakening youth, exert enough pressure to make the political class in the Global North to cut themselves off from the militarized belief systems of political realism and capitalism…

WSWS (2021-11-18). Biden infrastructure bill nixes all education funding as schools remain epicenter of COVID-19 spread. wsws.org The Biden administration's infrastructure bill puts to rest any claims that this president or the Democratic party as a whole has any real concern for the needs of public schoolchildren.

ecns.cn (2021-11-18). New drug shows promise in treating COVID-19. ecns.cn DXP-604, a new neutralizing antibody medicine to treat COVID-19 which has been approved for compassionate use with patients at the Beijing Ditan Hospital, has shown good results in phase 2 clinical trials, Science and Technology Daily reported on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-11-18). Pfizer bullies governments worldwide in COVID-19 vaccine contracts: report. ecns.cn U.S. multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporation Pfizer has been bullying governments around the world in COVID-19 vaccine contracts, said a recent report.

Thom Hartmann (2021-11-18). Will You Storm the Capitol if the 2024 Election is Stolen? zcomm.org We may well be facing that terrible question that Trump true believers faced last year: what do we do? Winter is coming…

WSWS (2021-11-18). Prosecution rests in murder trial of Ahmaud Arbery's killers. wsws.org Arbery, who was black, was pursued by three white men in pickup trucks before being shot at close range in February 2020 while jogging in the Satilla Shores neighborhood in southeastern Georgia.

Moderator (2021-11-18). Why It's So Hard to Tax Billionaires. scheerpost.com By Christopher Orlet / CounterPunch A recent NPR story attempted to explain why it is so hard to tax billionaires. The expert NPR interviewed for the story ticked off the usual ways the 1 percent avoids paying its fair share of taxes: Billionaires have the best accountants who know all the loopholes. Their wealth isn't in income, …

WSWS (2021-11-18). House censures Gosar while Republicans defend fascist threats. wsws.org Gosar provoked the censure motion nine days ago by posting on his official Twitter account an edited video that depicted him killing Ocasio-Cortez with a sword and then brandishing the weapon in the face of President Biden. The response of Republicans marks a further step in the fascistic transformation of the party.

Staff (2021-11-18). Headlines for November 18, 2021. democracynow.org White House Plan Would Expand U.S. Vaccine Production by One Billion Doses a Year, House Censures Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar for Violent Video Targeting AOC, "QAnon Shaman" Jacob Chansley Gets 41 Month Prison Term for Role in Capitol Riot, Attorneys for Teen Gunman Kyle Rittenhouse Ask Judge to Declare Mistrial, Travis McMichael, Who Shot and Killed Ahmaud Arbery, Testifies in Own Defense , Students Walk Out of Oklahoma Schools to Protest Planned Execution of Julius Jones, Two Men Convicted of Killing Malcolm X Will Be Exonerated, Biden Administration to Hold Massive Auction for Oil and Gas Leases in Gulf…

Staff (2021-11-18). Three White Supremacy Trials: Dahlia Lithwick on Charlottesville, Rittenhouse & Arbery Murder Case. democracynow.org Jurors in Charlottesville, Virginia, are hearing closing arguments today in a civil trial that seeks to hold white supremacists accountable for organizing the deadly "Unite the Right" rally there in 2017, and conspiring to commit racially motivated violence. Two of the white supremacists have been defending themselves in the courtroom: Richard Spencer and Christopher Cantwell. They took the stand Tuesday, and tried unsuccessfully to have the judge dismiss the case for lack of evidence, even as they used racial slurs during the trial. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Friday. Both Spencer and Cantwell hav…

Fight Back (2021-11-18). Alex Saab pleads "Not guilty!" fightbacknews.org Miami, FL – Protesters gathered outside the Miami Federal Courthouse in on Monday, November 15 to protest the U.S. government's illegal kidnapping and imprisonment of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. Saab is being held in a federal detention center in Miami. | At Saab's arraignment he pled, "Not guilty!" to the single charge of "conspiracy to commit money laundering" being levied against him by prosecutors. The six other charges were dropped at Saab's last court appearance. | While the arraignment proceeded inside the courthouse, ten protesters outside held a large banner and chanted, "Free Alex Saab!" | The spirit…

Eric Zuesse (2021-11-18). The Russia-China-Iran Alliance. dissidentvoice.org NATO, the U.S. Government, and all other "neoconservatives" (adherents to Cecil Rhodes's 1877 plan for a global U.S. empire that would be run, behind the scenes, by the UK's aristocracy) have been treating Russia, China, and Iran, as being their enemies. In consequence of this: Russia, China, and Iran, have increasingly been coordinating their international …

Fight Back (2021-11-18). Minneapolis: 6-years of struggle to get justice for Jamar Clark. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On November 15, over 50 people gathered in North Minneapolis to honor the six-year struggle for justice for Jamar Clark, who was killed in 2015 by the Minneapolis Police Department. After Clark's murder, the community came together and held an 18-day occupation at the Minneapolis 4th Precinct police station; the action was dubbed the #4thPrecinctShutdown. The Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar (TCC4J) combined different circles of organizations and communities in the initial fight for "no grand jury," releasing any footage, and an independent investigation. | The memorial was hosted by…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-18). Bolivia and Cuba: Protagonists and Events in the Heat of the Imperial Offensive. libya360.wordpress.com Misión Verdad Cuban police cars were rammed by violent demonstrators in Havana on July 11, 2021 (Photo: Yamil Lage / AFP) The onslaught of the Global North, led by the United States and its battery of unconventional warfare methods, continues to impact the stability of countries that are not aligned with the interests of domestic…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-18). A Dirty Occupation: The UN's Criminal Enterprise and Ecological Catastrophe in Haiti. libya360.wordpress.com Jemima Pierre UN tanker truck offloading the raw sewage of MINUSTAH Peacekeepers at Morne Cabrit sewage treatment plant in January 2013. Photo: Isabeau Doucet What are the environmental and ecological impacts of large-scale military occupations by the United Nations "peacekeeping" missions? The deadly cholera epidemic unleashed on the Haitian people by UN soldiers is an…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-18). So Said, Not So Easily Done. libya360.wordpress.com Steve D. Whittaker, PhD, MSc Since the 2020 storm season started, the Caribbean region has seen (perhaps) unprecedented downpours disrupt the daily lives of many communities and citizens. Even the most unorganized of cyclonic systems resulted in substantial damages* to infrastructure in Dominica, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis, and Trinidad…

Mohamed Osman (2021-11-18). Sudan Is Backsliding Dangerously. fpif.org In September, I sat down in Khartoum with the mother of a medical student killed by security forces during Sudan's 2018-2019 protests. | "The reason why I wake up every day is that I have a little hope that I can find justice for my son," she confided. "This will not be only for him, but to prevent other parents from having to face the devastation of losing their children because of state violence." | In this period of uncertainty for Sudan, one thing is clear: It would be fundamentally wrong and dangerous to jettison justice for serious past and more recent abuses in the name of political expediency. | Our resea…

_____ (2021-11-18). Washington and Paris are Forming a Front Against Turkey in Greece. journal-neo.org The arrival of the new US administration sparked increased friction with Turkey in 2021, leading to an even greater split in Ankara-Washington relations. In this context, as well as Washington's blatantly growing disdain for Ankara, it is more imperative than ever to answer the following: "What do we expect to happen first: the removal of …

Ajamu Baraka (2021-11-18). COP26: Greenwashing, Plutocratic Misadventures and the Possibilities of Radical Transformation. dissidentvoice.org COP26 reaffirmed what has been obvious from the beginning: the Northern colonial and capitalist states most responsible for creating the climate crisis are unwilling to place people before profits in order to address the planet's looming ecological collapse and humanitarian catastrophe. We need justice. But that word — Justice! — despite all of the philosophical …

Ann Brown (2021-11-18). 2 Malcolm X Assassination Convictions Overturned By Manhattan DA: 7 Things To Know. moguldom.com The Manhattan District Attorney's office has thrown out the conviction of two men who spent decades in prison after being accused in the murder of civil rights leader Malcolm X. Khalil Islam, previously known as Thomas 15X Johnson, and Muhammad Aziz, known at the time of the murder as Norman 3X Butler, were held in …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-11-18). Britain's Two Job Politicians. dissidentvoice.org The role of the parliamentarian, historically, is one of service. The desire to hold two jobs, or more, suggests that such service is severely qualified. In the quotient of democracy and representation, the MP who is ready to tend to the affairs of others is unlikely to focus on the voter. I represent you, but …

Devin Cole (2021-11-18). Marxist-Leninist revolutionary Thomas Sankara ‚àí unconquered. workers.org Thomas Sankara In April 2021 a military court in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, finally indicted Blaise Compaore in the murder of revolutionary Marxist-Leninist and former Burkinabe president Thomas Sankara. Sankara established a revolutionary government in Burkina Faso in August 1983. In October 1987 Compaore oversaw a coup d'etat that resulted in . . . |

ecns.cn (2021-11-18). Healthy China-U.S. ties benefit whole world, say experts. ecns.cn The sound and steady development of the China-U.S. relationship is beneficial to the two countries and the rest of the world"ÄÇ…

Gloria Rubac (2021-11-18). Exxon Locks Out Steelworkers at Beaumont, Texas, Refinery. workers.org Credit: Gloria Rubac Beaumont, Texas Nov. 13 — On May Day this year about 650 union workers, members of Steelworkers Local 13-243, showed up at the Exxon refinery here only to discover that this billion-dollar company had locked them out. Contract bargaining had come to a standoff, with Exxon demanding . . . |

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-18). Why Are Black Americans Considered Vitamin D Deficient? Some Answers On Genetics And The Testing Process. moguldom.com Vitamin D deficiency is more widespread among Black Americans than others in the U.S., although the reasons behind this are complex and require more study, according to David O. Meltzer. MD, PhD, the chief of hospital medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine. Vitamin D is important to the health of every system in the …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-18). Large Investor After MetaMask Hack Theft: I'm Down Bad, I Cried in My Wife's Arms, Use Hardware Wallet Only. moguldom.com The MetaMask crypto wallet hack that recently wiped huge amounts of cryptocurrency portfolios clean has left some large crypto investors reeling from the losses and rushing back to hardware wallets. Scammers, posing as fake customer support staff, tricked MetaMask users on community platform Discord into sharing their screen and scanned the QR codes needed to …

Landless Rural Workers' Movement (2021-11-18). 100,000 people have become literate through MST education programs in Brazil. peoplesdispatch.org In 37 years of struggle, the MST has already enabled more than 100,000 people throughout Brazil to become literate. The work has been based on the Cuban literacy method "Yes, I can" and Paulo Freire's Brazilian Cultural Circle…

New Atlas (2021-11-18). China Completes Vietnam Metro as US Accuses Beijing of "Bullying" Region. newatlas.report November 18, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — The Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi — home to over 8 million people — saw the opening of its first ever metro line. The line was financed and built by China and features rolling stock from China's state-owned CRRC. The metro was under construction starting in 2011 …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-18). Leading Bahraini human rights activist launches hunger strike demanding communication with family. peoplesdispatch.org Abdulhadi al-Khawaja is serving the tenth year of his life sentence after his conviction on charges including "organizing and managing a terrorist organization," which human rights groups have slammed as unfair and oppressive…

Staff (2021-11-18). Los precios de los alimentos afectan a los países en desarrollo. cubadebate.cu El aumento en la importación de alimentos en 2021 afectará a los países en desarrollo, que gastarán en promedio 20 por ciento más por esas compras, según indica el último informe de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura. El aumento se debe a la subida de los precios de los alimentos comercializados internacionalmente, y a que los costos de transporte se multiplicaron por tres…

Steve Gillis (2021-11-18). Boston bus drivers take contract struggle to the street. workers.org WW photo credit: Steve Kirschbaum Executive Board, USW Local 8751 Boston, Nov. 14 — Banging drums and chanting "No contract, no work," hundreds of Boston school bus drivers from far-flung yards converged on their employer Transdev's office during their Nov. 9 morning break. With a week to go until their . . . |

UnistotenCamp (2021-11-18). RCMP Set up Illegal Exclusion Zone Blocking Food, Medicine, and People from Reaching Healing Center and Homes on the Territory. dissidentvoice.org Is this what Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau meant when he told Indigenous leaders: It is time for a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with First Nations peoples, one that understands that the constitutionally guaranteed rights of First Nations in Canada are not an inconvenience but rather a sacred obligation.

WSWS (2021-11-18). Anti-China propaganda gone mad: The bizarre case of the "Corgi killers" wsws.org A minor incident in China involving the death of a pet, while no doubt distressing to its owner, has been inflated for political purposes out of all proportion in the American and international media.

WSWS (2021-11-18). UAW claims Deere contract ratified in re-vote, following intense intimidation campaign. wsws.org No contract "ratified" under such blatantly undemocratic conditions—if indeed a majority actually voted for it—can be accepted as legitimate.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-11-18). From Pegasus to Blue Wolf: How Israel's "Security" Experiment in Palestine Became Global. dissidentvoice.org The revelation, a few years ago, that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has been conducting mass surveillance on millions of Americans has reignited the conversation on governments' misconduct and their violation of human rights and privacy laws. Until recently, however, Israel has been spared due criticism, not only for its unlawful spying methods on …

WSWS (2021-11-18). US drug overdose deaths surged to 100,000 in first year of pandemic. wsws.org The staggering death toll from drug overdoses, a new record, coincides roughly with the first year of the pandemic in the US, when about 509,000 people lost their lives. Those dying from drug overdoses and from COVID-19 are both victims of government and corporate indifference.

Jacob Andrewartha (2021-11-18). Stand up against the 'freedom' movement. greenleft.org.au A rise in the number of people attending the right-wing "freedom" protests in Melbourne since the lift of COVID-19 restrictions is a concern, writes Jacob Andrewartha.

Joshua Cho (2021-11-18). US and UK Press Mock New Zealand's Incredibly Successful Covid Response. zcomm.org One gets the sense that corporate media outlets in countries like the US and Britain mocking or criticizing New Zealand's pandemic response are following a "misery loves company" ethos…

Brian Terrell (2021-11-18). Digging for Peace- Resisting Nuclear Weapons. warisacrime.org On Wednesday, October 20, I joined "Vrede Scheppen," "Create Peace," about 25 peace activists from the Netherlands, Germany and Austria at the airbase at Volkel, Netherlands, making a plea for an end to nuclear weapons. This base is home to two Dutch F16 fighter wings and the United States Air Force 703rd Munitions Support Squadron. …

WSWS (2021-11-18). Australian Electoral Commission rejects SEP application for pandemic extension of registration deadline. wsws.org The AEC's pre-election refusal of an extension confirms the necessity for the determined campaign being conducted by the Socialist Equality Party against the new anti-democratic electoral laws.

WSWS (2021-11-18). Washington Post calls for a COVID-19 cover-up. wsws.org The commission advocated by the Washington Post will be aimed at shielding the government and corporate officials responsible for the deaths of more than one million Americans, while scapegoating China for the pandemic.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-11-18). Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Are Imperial World Orders Heading for Extinction? warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. I have to admit that, in 2018, when I first read in the Guardian that, later in this century, the deadliest place for climate-change-induced heat waves could prove to be the North China plain, I was shocked. After …

WSWS (2021-11-18). UAW says contract passed in re-vote, 61 to 39 percent, amid union threats: Updates from Wednesday's vote. wsws.org The United Auto Workers is claiming that its contract re-vote at Deere has passed by a margin of 61 to 39 percent, in a sham election marred by widespread intimidation and legitimate fears of ballot-rigging.

WSWS (2021-11-18). Australian union sells out Toll warehouse strike. wsws.org The "indefinite" action was wrapped up by the United Workers Union in less than three days, despite few gains for workers.

WSWS (2021-11-18). Australian establishment legitimises fascist political violence with anti-lockdown protests. wsws.org Demonstrations against proposed pandemic laws in the state of Victoria are being used to integrate an extreme-right-wing and fascistic anti-lockdown milieu into the official political establishment.

Economic Policy Institute (2021-11-18). Moral policy = Good economics. zcomm.org Lifting up poor and working-class people—and our whole economy…

Countercurrents (2021-11-18). Spiraling Prices, Shortages, Foreign Exchange Crisis in Sri Lanka: Opposition Leads Thousands to Protest. asia-pacificresearch.com

ecns.cn (2021-11-18). More US states offer COVID-19 boosters to all adults as federal govt grabs more vaccines, pills amid fear of winter surge. ecns.cn A growing number of US governors from both political parties and other officials are circumventing a federal guidance to offer boosters to anyone over 18 in hopes of staving off a spike in cases over the holidays, while the Joe Biden administration is purchasing more vaccines and pills in preparation for future pandemics, especially a potential surge of the coronavirus this winter.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-18). B-52s join fellow nuclear-capable U.S. bombers in skies of Europe. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Minot Air Force Base's 5th Bomb Wing join the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron's B-1B Lancers to support the Bomber Task Force Europe mission series, Nov. 10, during a targeting mission throughout the North Sea region. Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bomber platforms were joined by Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon …

WSWS (2021-11-18). Kaiser nurses furious at unions' decision to call off strike. wsws.org Despite their powerful position, the nurses unions called off the strike Saturday morning after they reached an eleventh-hour deal and announced a deal which amounts to a four-year decline in real wages, in exchange for millions of dollars in corporate funding for the unions.

WSWS (2021-11-18). Sri Lankan teachers' unions shut down all protests. wsws.org Contrary to the unions' claims, the deal is a betrayal of the teachers, with a paltry wage increase that has already been wiped out by rampant inflation and the government's removal of price controls on all essentials.

Staff (2021-11-18). Congress censures Republican Gosar for 'violent' anime video with Biden. rt.com US lawmakers have voted to censure Republican Representative Paul Gosar over a spoof video parodying a popular Japanese cartoon that featured his character attacking Democrats, including Joe Biden, over the border crisis. | The House of Representatives voted 223-207 to pass the censure resolution on Wednesday, with Representatives Adam Kinzinger (Illinois) and Liz Cheney (Wyoming) the only Republicans to break with their party and side with Democrats across the aisle. Ohio Republican David Joyce voted 'present', declining to take a position. | With the measure passed — the first formal censure in Congress…

Jim McIlroy (2021-11-18). Snowy River alpine region at tipping point. greenleft.org.au The Snowy Mountains is home to the headwaters of the Snowy, Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers. A new film shows how the delicate alpine ecosystem that supports these vital water sources is being trampled, writes Jim McIlroy.

WSWS (2021-11-18). The growing toll of COVID-19 on children in North Carolina. wsws.org Neither Democratic Governor Roy Cooper nor the state's Republican-dominated legislature have taken any significant action to protect the lives of the population from COVID-19.

Staff (2021-11-18). Gosar Censured Over AOC Murder Video, As AOC Slams GOP: "What Is So Hard About Saying This Is Wrong?" democracynow.org Republican Congressmember Paul Gosar is the first lawmaker to be censured in more than a decade for posting an animated video on social media where he murders Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacks President Biden. The U.S. House of Representatives also voted Tuesday to censure Gosar and strip him of committee assignments. He has refused to apologize and after the vote he retweeted the video. Speaking from the House floor before the vote Congressmember Ocasio-Cortez said: "This is not about me. This is not about Representative Gosar. This is about what we are willing to accept." The co-sponsor of the…

Staff (2021-11-18). Cuba, el país del que se informa de unas protestas que nunca existieron. cubadebate.cu Desde más de un mes antes, desde Estados Unidos anunciaban para el lunes 15 de noviembre protestas en Cuba para promover "el cambio político" en la isla. Los medios extranjeros informaron con fruición de la jornada de movilizaciones para acabar reconociendo que, sin necesidad de violencia policial alguna, no se produjo ni una sola manifestación.

Betsey Piette (2021-11-18). COP26: Youth demand change, politicians protect fossil fuel industry. workers.org Two weeks of high-profile negotiations, against a background of climate catastrophes, ended Nov. 13 with little to show for the 26th "Conference of the Parties." Proposals included that "countries agree to accelerate the phasing out of coal and subsidies for fossil fuels — a potential first acknowledgment of fossil fuels' . . . |

Meaghan Ellis (2021-11-18). Network of GOP-focused fake news sites push fear-mongering claims about critical race theory. zcomm.org "I think that they could have a meaningful impact. Not because necessarily they're going to influence that many voters, but because elections are decided at the margins"

WSWS (2021-11-18). German Social Democrats-Left Party coalition in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: Social attacks, state armament and viral spread. wsws.org After governing the state with the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) for four years, the SPD is now forming a coalition with the Left Party to advance and intensify the policies of fiscal austerity, state rearmament and allowing the coronavirus to spread unchecked.

WSWS (2021-11-18). Michigan nurse speaks on the conditions in hospitals as COVID-19 cases surge. wsws.org Danielle, a nurse at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor recently discussed staffing shortages, working conditions and the impact of the profit motive on health care with the WSWS.

WSWS (2021-11-18). "Catastrophic" flooding cuts transportation links, forces thousands to evacuate homes in British Columbia. wsws.org Millions of people living in BC's Lower Mainland have been cut off from the rest of Canada by the floods, raising concerns about shortages of food and other basic necessities.

Staff (2021-11-18). El maestro es el gran innovador del sistema educativo cubano. cubadebate.cu En un encuentro con directivos, científicos y expertos del Ministerio de Educación, el Presidente de la República insistió en la necesidad de seguir perfeccionando en el sector el sistema de gestión basado en la ciencia y la innovación a partir de las propias ideas que desde allí se desarrollan y conocen.

Staff (2021-11-18). Hoy comienza, Baila en Cuba online 2021. cubadebate.cu Con una programación musical de lujo, del 17 al 19 de noviembre se desarrollará online la edición XV de Baila en Cuba, 2021, Encuentro Mundial de Academia de Bailes y Bailadores de Casino y Salsa. Este año, debido al escenario pandémico a nivel internacional, el evento modificó su programa, para mantener las expectativas de sus más 3000 activos seguidores.

Editor2 (2021-11-18). No One is Going to Rain on Our Party! orinocotribune.com By Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic of Cuba — Nov 12, 2021 | On November 15, Cuba will reopen its borders, students will return to school; Havana, the capital of dignity, will await its 502nd anniversary, to celebrate as it has not been able to do in the last two years. National life will resume its course, with the greatest joy, but alert. | In direct contradiction with President Biden's recent declarations before the United Nations General Assembly in support of multilateralism and cooperation in the global struggle against the pandemic at a global level, the blockade of Cuba has been…

WSWS (2021-11-18). Boston Museum of Fine Arts workers hold one-day strike. wsws.org MFA workers are fighting not just for themselves but against a wholesale attack on workers' living standards and their right to culture, which the pandemic has exacerbated.

John Goldberg (2021-11-18). Transurban toll giant misrepresents safety record. greenleft.org.au Transurban, which manages toll roads including the M2, M5 and WestConnex, is being examined by a New South Wales government inquiry. John Goldberg reports.

Kit Klarenberg (2021-11-18). New files expose Australian govt's betrayal of Julian Assange and detail his prison torment. thegrayzone.com Documents provided exclusively to The Grayzone detail Canberra's abandonment of Julian Assange, an Australian citizen, and provide shocking details of his prison suffering Was the government of Australia aware of the US Central Intelligence Agency plot to assassinate Julian Assange, an Australian citizen and journalist arrested and now imprisoned under unrelentingly bleak, harsh conditions in the UK? Why have the country's elected leaders refused to publicly advocate for one of its citizens, who has been held on dubious charges and …

WSWS (2021-11-18). Students and teachers walk out at Detroit high school over COVID-19 policies. wsws.org Students and teachers at Martin Luther King High School walked out on Wednesday to protest the school administration's COVID-19 policies and failure to stop the pandemic, which is now surging in Detroit and Michigan.

WSWS (2021-11-18). Oil refinery closing in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana threatens loss of nearly 1,000 jobs. wsws.org A refinery in Belle Chasse Louisiana is set to close early next year leaving some 900 people without jobs.

Staff (2021-11-18). "The Dawn of Everything": David Wengrow & the Late David Graeber On a New History of Humanity. democracynow.org In an extended interview, we speak with archeologist David Wengrow, who co-authored the new book "The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity" with the late anthropologist David Graeber. The book examines how Indigenous cultures contributed greatly to what we have come to understand as so-called Western ideas of democracy and equality, but argues these contributions have been erased from history. "What the broad sweep of history shows is that living in large-scale, densely populated, technologically sophisticated societies really doesn't require people to simply give up social freedoms," says Wengrow. The t…

Andrea Germanos (2021-11-18). 'We Need a Global Solution'. zcomm.org Critics Say Biden Plan to Boost Vaccine Supply Not Nearly Enough…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-18). Greeks mark 48th anniversary of Polytechnic uprising with massive mobilizations. peoplesdispatch.org The Athens Polytechnic uprising of 1973 started as a student strike which escalated into a massive demonstration of popular rejection of the US-backed right-wing military junta. The uprising was brutally suppressed on November 17…

WSWS (2021-11-18). Sri Lankan SEP/IYSSE to hold online meeting on Rajapakse government's austerity budget. wsws.org World Socialist Web Site readers, workers, youth and intellectuals are invited to participate in this crucial meeting and discussion on how to fight Colombo's brutal social attacks.

Staff (2021-11-18). Kamala Harris is no border czar, Texas Democrat says. rt.com A long-time Texas congressman representing a district along the US-Mexico border said he has "moved on" from Vice President Kamala Harris when it comes to illegal immigration and now wishes the US had a proper border czar. | "I've moved on from the vice president to say, 'OK, let's work with the ambassadors and let's work with the State Department. Let's work with the homeland secretary'," Representative Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) told reporters on Wednesday. | "I wish we had a border czar. We've had border czars under different administrations," he added. | Though the media has "put a lot of focus on the vice pr…

John Feffer (2021-11-18). If You Think Vaccine Mandate Pushback Is Bad… zcomm.org At some point, governments will start using more sticks than carrots to break our deadly dependence on fossil fuels. How will humanity respond?>

WSWS (2021-11-18). Union calls off University of California lecturers strike at eleventh hour. wsws.org Lecturers were set to walk out only hours after the tentative deal was announced.

Adam Ramsay (2021-11-18). World leaders failed us at COP26. zcomm.org But change doesn't come from glitzy conferences…

Zeyu Wang (2021-11-18). F&M Students Express Support for Intellectual Freedom. zcomm.org We unconditionally uphold the value of freedom of speech and condemn foreign intervention with an explicit agenda from Israel…

WSWS (2021-11-18). Capita contractor pays substantial compensation to family of UK benefits cuts victim Philippa Day. wsws.org Phillipa was found at home in August 2019 after taking an overdose following her disability benefits being stopped. She died two months later in hospital.

Sam Wainwright (2021-11-18). Can-do people power can save the planet. greenleft.org.au COP26 made it pretty clear that Australia is ruled by, and on behalf of, sociopaths who are confident that they will get a place on the escape space shuttle out of here when things turn to shit. Sam Wainwright reports.

WSWS (2021-11-18). 3.6 million UK families worse off after budget cuts. wsws.org The entire edifice of UC is based on workers receiving poverty level wages. The tapering system is effectively a tax on the lowest paid.

Sean Callebs (2021-11-18). The Heat: U.S. President Biden signs Infrastructure Bill into law. america.cgtn.com A much-anticipated virtual meeting between the leaders of China and the U.S. And, U.S. President Biden signs his Infrastructure bill into law.

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. …

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.

Staff (2021-11-17). Rittenhouse judge: Media coverage of trial 'irresponsible' and 'frightening'. rt.com The Wisconsin judge presiding over Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial is rethinking whether he will allow future cases to be televised, citing "grossly irresponsible" and "scary" media coverage. | "When I talked about problems with the media when this trial started . . . , we're there, in part — not fully, but in part — because of grossly irresponsible handling of what comes out of this trial," Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder told lawyers in the Rittenhouse case on Wednesday. | Judge in Rittenhouse trial comments on the media's "grossly irresponsible handling of what comes out of this…

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). 'Media narrative' could sway Rittenhouse verdict, Harvard law professor tells RT. rt.com The US corporate press may have had undue influence on Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told RT, warning that media bias could sway the jurors' verdict. | Speaking to RT on Wednesday, as the jury continued their second day of deliberations in the Rittenhouse case, Dershowitz argued that media coverage of the trial and an outpouring of commentary online would be virtually impossible for jurors to ignore, potentially tainting their decision over the 18-year-old's fate. | "In this case, the jury wasn't even sequestered, so they know what's going on outside. They are told not…

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). 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. …

Moderator (2021-11-17). $285 Billion Tax Cut for the Rich Is Now 2nd Most Expensive Piece of Build Back Better. scheerpost.com By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams A $285 billion tax cut that would predominantly flow to rich households is now the second most expensive component of the Build Back Better Act after corporate Democrats succeeded in slashing funding for a number of key progressive priorities—and removing other programs entirely. With the House of Representatives preparing to vote later this week …

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-11-17). Venezuelan Envoy Alex Saab Pleads Not Guilty in US Court. venezuelanalysis.com Demonstrators in various cities throughout the globe held rallies to demand the release of the Colombo-Venezuelan businessman from US custody.

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 . . . |

_____ (2021-11-17). 'Tell the Bosses We're Coming'. popularresistance.org The ongoing debate about reviving the U.S. labor movement tries to grapple with the devastating decline in the union membership rate from one-third of the workforce in the 1950s to less than 11% today. In this discussion, occasionally a book comes along that is a great combination of labor history, thoughtful analysis of union organizing, and suggestions for ways forward. Shaun Richman's Tell the Bosses We're Coming: A New Action Plan for Workers in the Twenty-First Century is such a book. | Richman is the Program Director of the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies at the State University of New York Em…

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). School Bus Drivers In Nationwide Strikes Over Poor Pay And Covid Risk. popularresistance.org Yellow school buses are part of the American streetscape, familiar to families across the US and an easily recognizable symbol the world over. | But the drivers of the vehicles that shuttle America's children to and from school are now caught up in the wave of labor unrest sweeping across the US in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. | 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…

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,

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."

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….

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…

rebekah (2021-11-17). Inflation Is Complicated, but Making It Better Doesn't Have to Be. inequality.org

Brittani Banks (2021-11-17). The Georgia Way: How to Win Elections. independentmediainstitute.org Corey Shackleford knew he could rely on Georgia's Prince Hall Masons—named after the freed slave who created the civic-minded group's first Black chapter in 1784. "We're in those corners of the state, those rural areas, where others don't normally go. But we are there." Shirley Sherrod, whose Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education has been …

Medea Benjamin (2021-11-17). It Turns Out Cubans Are More Excited About School Reopening Than Regime Change. fpif.org "If you build it, they will come," said Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams. In Cuba, they didn't come. | 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. | Even after the Cuban government denied the protesters a permit o…

Tamara Nassar (2021-11-17). Miss South Africa shamed for refusing to boycott Israel. electronicintifada.net Beauty queen's "belligerence" compared to apartheid apologists.

Sarah Algherbawi (2021-11-17). Did Israel's May attack cause miscarriages? electronicintifada.net Extreme fear can have devastating consequences for pregnant women.

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.

_____ (2021-11-17). Cubans Are More Excited About School Reopening Than Regime Change. popularresistance.org Havana – "If you build it, they will come," said Kevin Costner in the Field of Dreams. In Cuba, they didn't come. 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. | Even after the Cuban government denied the protesters…

_____ (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). 'Conference Of The Polluters' Confirms 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.' | Swedish youth leader Greta Thunberg was also clear: 'The COP26 is over. Here's a brief summary: Blah, Blah, Blah. But the real work continues outside these halls. And we will never give up, ever.' | The climate activists are…

_____ (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). If There Was 'Fraud' In Nicaragua's Election, Where's The Proof? popularresistance.org Masaya, Nicaragua – Official results from Nicaragua's elections on November 7 showed Daniel Ortega re-elected as president with 75% of the vote. On the same day, President Joe Biden dismissed the ballot as a "pantomime election" and within 48 hours the Organization of American States (OAS) had produced a 16-page report setting out its criticisms. It demanded the annulment of the elections and the holding of new ones, disregarding international and OAS rules that require respect for the sovereignty of nations. Yet it contained no evidence of problems on election day itself that would substantiate its objections. N…

_____ (2021-11-17). New Campaign To Drop Charges Against Line 3 Pipeline Water Protectors. popularresistance.org Anishinaabe Akiing, Minnesota – Today, defendants arrested while opposing the construction of Enbridge's Line 3 tar sands pipeline launched a campaign calling on Minnesota's elected leadership to drop all criminal charges against over 700 water protectors. A Drop the Charges petition to MN Governor Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison has already garnered over 13,000 signatures. Organizers of the campaign describe the charges as unjust based on the brutal policing tactics that the Enbridge corporation directly funded, the violation of Anishinaabe treaty rights, and the project's contribution to catastrophi…

_____ (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). Wet'suwet'en Land Defenders Say 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. | "We were sending a clear message to the province, to Canada, and they weren't acting on it — they weren't hearing what we were saying — so we had to get a little bit louder," Gidimt'en camp spokesperson Sleydo' Molly Wickham told The Narwhal in an interview. "They're dest…

_____ (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."

_____ (2021-11-17). Workers At HelloFresh Speak Up Against Anti-Union Scare Tactics. 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." | Accor…

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 …

Ann Brown (2021-11-17). Popular Black Socialist Gets Death Threats After Successful Event, Complaints About Using Fred Hampton's Name. moguldom.com Nearly 500 workers at a Kellogg Co. cereal plant in Omaha, Nebraska went on strike six weeks ago, and they are still walking the picket lines after the company and employees' union failed to reach a new deal. The previous contract expired at midnight on Oct. 5, Omaha CBS affiliate 3News Now reported. A popular Black socialist …

Ann Brown (2021-11-17). More Symbolism: Roland Martin Claims Rumored Biden Beef With Kamala Is An Attack On Black Women. moguldom.com News media have reported that Vice President Kamala Harris is struggling in her crucial role. Every day, a new story seems to be leaked about the so-called disconnect between her and President Joe Biden. A recent report from CNN detailed problems it said the former Senator from California is facing as Veep. But journalist Roland Martin, of …

Ann Brown (2021-11-17). Rev. William Barber II: Democrats Focus Too Much On Winning Next Election, Not Lifting People Up. moguldom.com Outspoken community activist Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II thinks the Democrats' current focus is misplaced. The party leadership, he claims, is so worried about winning and staying in power that they are forgetting the people who put them there. He says the party should be lifting people up. Barber founded the Repairers of the …

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…

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.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-17). Black And Brown? 5 Things To Know About Hispanic Voters Increasingly Voting MAGA. moguldom.com The last few election cycles in 2020 and 2021 revealed the increased power of Hispanic voters in America. Hispanic voters helped former President Donald Trump win the states of Florida and Texas — and many of them remain big MAGA (Make America Great Again) supporters. It is a growing trend that is only gaining steam. …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-17). Popular Democrat MSNBC Host Says Americans Can Pay Higher Prices With Inflation Due To Record Savings During Pandemic. moguldom.com Popular MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle has come under fire for being tone-deaf and out of touch after saying Americans can actually afford rising prices on basic goods due to inflation because of record savings during the pandemic. During an appearance on "Sunday Today," Ruhle told host Willie Geist that Americans needed to put the rising …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-17). Popular Memphis Rapper Young Dolph Murdered In Cookie Shop, Some Eye Soulja Boy Beef. moguldom.com Popular Memphis hip-hop artist and entrepreneur Young Dolph was murdered in his hometown in a drive-by shooting on Wednesday. Three independent law enforcement agencies have confirmed that the "King of Memphis" MC was the victim, according to Fox 13 Memphis. He was 36. The shooting occurred at Makeda's Homemade Butter Cookies, a local business Young …

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…

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…

K. Gandakin (2021-11-17). Anti-socialist protests flop in Havana; pro-Cuba solidarity on display in NYC. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—For months, opponents of Cuba's socialist government have been calling for protests on Nov. 15th. Archipelago, the largely internet-confined Cuban activist-led "initiative" organizing what they called a "Civic March for Change" or "N15" protests, promised to flood the streets of Cuba demanding political liberty—and regime change. These calls quickly found amplifiers in the United …

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, . . . |

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-17). Investor Runs Into Scam Trap On Discord, MetaMask Crypto Wallet, Crypto Wiped Clean. moguldom.com Users of crypto wallets MetaMask and Phantom, as well as the crypto swap platform PancakeSwap, have been targeted in a crypto phishing scam involving the theft of at least $500,000, according to a report from cyber threat intelligence company Check Point Research. Newbie crypto investors, lured by high returns in emerging digital assets, are jumping …

Liberation Staff (2021-11-17). Cuba solidarity movement hits the streets nationwide to counter CIA plots. liberationnews.org On Nov. 15, supporters of Cuba's independence mobilized in approximately 20 cities in the United States to oppose plots by the US government to destabilize the country and demand an end to the cruel US blockade…

Maicol David Lynch, Cameron Orr (2021-11-17). It's a #Strikesgiving parade in New York City! peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—From the recent Amazon organizing efforts on Staten Island to the successful contract that NYC Taxi Drivers won after a two-week-long hunger strike, it's clear that New York is becoming a primary battleground for what the AFL-CIO has called #Strikesgiving and perhaps even a "Strikesmas" after a productive Striketober. From Chipotle workers to Columbia …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-17). Marchers challenge Biden to act now on voting rights. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Challenging President Biden to live up to his promises to defend democracy, hundreds of voting rights marchers and advocates descended on the White House on Nov. 17 to demand he force the Senate to end the filibuster threat once and for all and successfully lobby lawmakers to strengthen the Voting Rights Act and end voter …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-17). UFCW hits tiny fine of Smithfield for Sioux Falls virus rampage. peoplesworld.org

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-17). Recognizing Native American Frontline Workers. cepr.net As Native American Heritage Month draws to a close and people around the United States celebrate another pandemic-era Thanksgiving, it is worth reflecting on the lack of visibility afforded to Native American people—including those who have worked on the frontlines of the crisis despite inadequate pay and health care.

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

Morning Star (2021-11-17). Xi-Biden virtual summit raises hopes for improved China-U.S. relations. peoplesworld.org China said Tuesday that a virtual meeting between President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden had sent a strong signal to the world following a candid and constructive exchange between the two leaders. The positive description of the talks contrasted sharply with heated exchanges between Washington and Beijing earlier this year, raising hopes …

Nancy Robles (2021-11-17). California fast food workers walk off the job to demand dignity. liberationnews.org kers went on strike on November 9th, walking out from the job for a day in at least five major cities including Sacramento, Oakland, San Diego, San Jose, and Los Angeles.

Peter Certo (2021-11-17). In OtherWords: November 17, 2021. otherwords.org We're still a week out of Thanksgiving, but many of us have gotten an early start on holiday shopping. Why? Because even with the economy recovering and the pandemic easing, inflation, supply chain unpredictability, and expected postal delivery delays could make this year's giving season more difficult than usual. | This week in OtherWords, we tackle a few sides of the problem. | First, Domenica Ghanem explains the causes of inflation — from pandemic disruptions to plain old greed — and explains why passing the administration's jobs and infrastructure package is the simplest solution in sight. Then, S…

Sameena Rahman (2021-11-17). Coverup: U.S. military hid massive civilian death toll in 2019 Syria bombing. liberationnews.org This new report highlights the callousness with which the U.S. military and secret task forces destroyed communities in Syria in their effort to overthrow the Syrian government, establish U.S. hegemony in the region and plunder Syria's wealth.

Staff (2021-11-17). Venezuelan Vice President Rodríguez Meets Association of Caribbean States Secretary. orinocotribune.com On Monday, November 15, the Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, held a meeting with the Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), Rodolfo Sabonge with the aim of strengthening ties of cooperation between Venezuela and other member countries of the association. |

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 …

The Socialist Program (2021-11-17). Inflation is Class Warfare. liberationnews.org Brian and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the steepest rise in prices in the last 30 years, which has handed politicians like Joe Manchin a convenient excuse to deepen their opposition to pro-worker social programs…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-11-17). Lesson from COP26: Protecting the climate requires anti-capitalist struggle. peoplesworld.org Dealing with climate change, the United Nations held its "Conference of the Parties"—COP26—in Glasgow Nov. 1-13. Unfortunately, nothing happened likely to slow down progression toward a catastrophic outcome. The nations failed to reach even a non-binding agreement on reducing fossil fuel emissions that disturb the climate. In the wake of the conference, the theme "system …

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

_____ (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

Liberation Staff (2021-11-17). El movimiento de solidaridad con Cuba sale a las calles en todo el país para contrarrestar los complots de la CIA. liberationnews.org El 15 de noviembre, los partidarios de la independencia de Cuba se movilizaron en unas 20 ciudades de Estados Unidos para mostrar su oposición a los complots del gobierno estadounidense para desestabilizar el país. Las protestas, que también tuvieron lugar a nivel internacional, exigieron el fin del cruel bloqueo estadounidense a Cuba.

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.

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 …

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…

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). Las mejores fotografías de paisajes naturales del 2021. cubadebate.cu En las últimas horas se dieron a conocer los ganadores del concurso de fotografía de paisajes naturales 2021. Su objetivo es "promover la mejor fotografía de paisajes de fotógrafos digitales y cinematográficos que valoran el realismo y la autenticidad en su trabajo". Ingresaron más de 1300 fotógrafos de 47 países, y aquí les proponemos algunas instantáneas ganadoras.

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…

Andrew Perez (2021-11-17). Pharma Dems Saved The Drug Industry Half A Trillion Dollars. dailyposter.com

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.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-17). Nature is trying to kill you, but science has your back. imperial.ac.uk A new book explores disease-causing microbes, the tools we've developed to fight them, and the scientists who've advanced infectious disease research.

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."

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…

_____ (2021-11-17). Australian War Propaganda Keeps Getting Crazier. strategic-culture.org By Caitlin JOHNSTONE | churned out yet another This round of psychological conformity-making features Australian former major general Jim "

Felix Abt (2021-11-17). Vietnamese National Hero, Colonel ƒê·∫∑ng VƒÉn Vi·ªát, Who Helped Vietnam End Its Colonial Scourge, Dies at Age 102. covertactionmagazine.com A few weeks ago, an extraordinary Vietnamese war hero and a great friend of mine passed away at the age …

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…

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.

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.

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.

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 . . . |

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…

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). 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…

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). "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.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-17). Russia responds to escalating British military activity nears its border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Britain is stepping up military activity near Russia's borders — Foreign Ministry The framework agreement between Ukraine and Britain on naval partnership proves once again that London is stepping up military activity near Russia's borders, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news briefing on Wednesday. "We regard this as another evidence of Britain's growing …

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

_____ (2021-11-17). Nuclear Energy Gains Momentum in the Green World. journal-neo.org The notable development of nuclear power came after the first oil shock in 1973 to reduce countries' dependence on Middle Eastern oil. The current situation in Europe is similar: prices are rising. The share of electricity in consumption is also growing, further contributing to a diversification of energy sources and the development of renewable resources, …

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.

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 . . . |

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…

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.

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" …

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…

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…

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…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-11-17). Iran's UN envoy says Iran abides by JCPOA but US, E3 don't. en.mehrnews.com Iran has abided with the JCPOA, but the United States and three European countries have violated their obligations, according to the Iranian envoy to the United Nations.

_____ (2021-11-17). Should We Get Prepared for a Real "Duck and Cover" Provocation? journal-neo.org Look out! All the signals suggest the liberal order is about to plant a false flag operation smack on Russia's western frontiers. At first, ludicrous claims of Russian troop buildup seemed like propaganda 101, but the craziness has gained momentum now. The steamrolling fear mongering media campaign going in with regard to Russian military maneuvers …

Brittani Banks (2021-11-17). Why Our Climate Isn't Jumping for Joy After COP26. independentmediainstitute.org Two major gains took place at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) in Glasgow, Scotland, which concluded on November 13: the first was that there would be another COP in 2022 in Egypt, and the second was that the world leaders expressed their aspiration to keep global temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius alive. These …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-17). Behind the UK's Push for "Regime Change" in Venezuela. libya360.wordpress.com MATT KENNARD Alan Duncan speaks at the UN in New York in 2010 (Photo: UK government) Sir Alan Duncan spoke off-the-record to the head of Vitol, the world's largest petroleum trader, to "gather information on" Venezuelan oil as he was devising British policy to remove the country's government. Duncan's conversation with Vitol's CEO was not…

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.

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…

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.

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 …

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…

Fight Back (2021-11-17). Minneapolis bannering to demand asylum for Haitian immigrants. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On November 14, about 30 people gathered at Mayday Plaza on a cold day with signs and banners to demand asylum for Haitian immigrants. The action was planned by the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) to demand legalization for all, this time with a focus on the recent blatant abuses of Haitian immigrants at the hands of Border Patrol agents on horseback at the Texas border as well as the recent upsurge in deportations of Haitian immigrants under Biden. It was endorsed by the Anti-War Committee (AWC), the Haiti Justice Committee of Minnesota, and Filipinx for Immigrant Rights & R…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-17). Sudan's Military Uses Violence to Hold on to Power. libya360.wordpress.com Nation Nyoka 13 November : A demonstrator heads to the pro-democracy protest in Omdurman, Sudan. (Photograph by Stringer/ Getty Images) Following the "million-people march" on 13 November, and the deaths of teens Remaaz Hatim al-Atta and Mogahed Mohamed Farah from gunshot wounds, pro-democracy protesters have renewed efforts to oust the military forces who orchestrated the…

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

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.

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…

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…

Staff (2021-11-17). Biden admin suspends vaccine mandate for businesses. rt.com Enforcement of President Joe Biden's Covid-19 vaccine mandate for large employers has been suspended, 11 days after a US appeals court froze the order on "grave statutory and constitutional issues." | The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has posted a notice on its website, saying the agency

Siobhan Maderson (2021-11-17). Five ways to cut down on food waste—and why it matters. nationofchange.org Producing food for a growing global population is a complex challenge with a lot of negative environmental consequences, so food waste creates unnecessary strain on our fragile environment.

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.

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…

David P. Goldman (2021-11-17). US inflation expectations now highest on record. asiatimes.com A spike in inflation expectations embedded in US Treasury yields has pushed market fears of long-term inflation to the highest level since the series began twenty years ago. So-called "breakeven inflation" at the five-year horizon, the Treasury market's measure of average annual change in the Consumer Price Index over five years, rose another .08% to …

Fight Back (2021-11-17). Reactionary SOS Cuba movement falls on its face. fightbacknews.org The SOS Cuba movement, which called for pro-US protests in Cuba on November 15, has fallen on its face. Protests were reported in several Florida cities, but there were none in Cuba. Despite backing from the U.S. government and heavily sympathetic coverage from every major U.S. news outlet, the small group of U.S.-funded counterrevolutionaries in Cuba were not able to organize even a single, small protest. American peace activist Medea Benjamin reported that the main protest site designated by the counterrevolutionaries was occupied only by two clowns, entertaining passersby. | U.S. media placed the blame on supp…

Ashley Curtin (2021-11-17). EPA finds two widely used pesticides harm majority of endangered species. nationofchange.org Atrazine and glyphosate are both causing severe harm to many of the plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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…

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…

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