2021-11-20: News Headlines

_____ (2021-11-20). Right-Wing Vigilante Found Not Guilty Of Murdering Two Anti-Racist Protestors. popularresistance.org After four days of deliberations, a jury acquitted 18-year old Kyle Rittenhouse on all charges related to his killing of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 25, 2020. That night, thousands had hit the streets to protest the August 23rd police shooting of Jacob Blake, who was left paralyzed after being shot in the back seven times by Kenosha city police officers. Rittenhouse traveled from his home state of Illinois to join a right-wing militia at the protest.

_____ (2021-11-20). The Acquittal Of Kyle Rittenhouse: A Judicial Travesty. popularresistance.org The Rittenhouse verdict will embolden these violent paramilitary forces that have been cultivated in the orbit of Trump and the Republican Party. The acquittal of Rittenhouse follows a travesty of a trial in which a right-wing judge systematically undermined the prosecution by excluding all of the evidence that would have rebutted Rittenhouse's claim that he was acting in "self-defense."

Fight Back (2021-11-20). Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse. fightbacknews.org FRSO strongly condemns the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on all charges. This verdict is another example of how the police and courts work hand in hand with racist vigilantes to kill and injure African Americans, other oppressed nationalities, and all who try to fight to end police crimes. | In August of 2020, Jacob Blake, a young African American man, was shot in the back four times and three times in the side in by a white police officer Kenosha, Wisconsin. Coming less than two months after the killing of George Floyd, another uprising took place, with the African American community and supporters battling poli…

It's Going Down (2021-11-20). This Is America #153: Mobile Home Residents Fight Evictions in Upstate New York; Analysis of Charlottesville & Rittenhouse Trials. itsgoingdown.org Welcome, to This Is America, November 20th, 2021. On this episode, first we speak with the resident of a mobile home park in upstate New York, about how they are organizing to push back against a landlord who is trying to evict them. From slave patrols to bounties for murdered Natives, from the KKK to…

Cas Mudde (2021-11-20). Kyle Rittenhouse has walked free. Now it's open season on protesters. zcomm.org Demonstrators in the US must fear not only police brutality but also rightwing vigilantes…

Brett Wilkins (2021-11-20). 'Saddening, Infuriating, and Utterly Unsurprising': Rittenhouse Acquitted. zcomm.org The verdict, said the Huber family, sends the "unacceptable message" that armed vigilantes can "use the danger they have created to justify shooting people in the street."

Democracy Now! (2021-11-20). Canadian Police Raid Wet'suwet'en Pipeline Blockade, Arrest 15 Land Defenders. dissidentvoice.org Wielding assault rifles, helicopters, and canine units, Canadian police raided Wet'suwet'en territory this week and arrested 14 people in effort to break up the Indigenous-led blockade of the multibillion dollar Coastal GasLink pipeline being constructed by TC Energy. The occupation started in September and halted the company's efforts to build a key portion of the …

WSWS (2021-11-20). Democratic Socialists of America congressman Jamaal Bowman votes for Israel's Iron Dome, visits with right-wing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. wsws.org The DSA's congressional support for Israel's Iron Dome armament program is further confirmation that the organization is a faction of the Democratic Party, a supporter of imperialism and a facilitator of war crimes against the population of Palestine.

TASS (2021-11-20). Belarus' Investigative Committee identifies 109 victims of Polish border forces' actions. tass.com According to the Investigative Committee's department, criminal proceedings into five episodes of violence used by the Polish and Lithuanian forces against migrants are underway in the Grodno region…

_____ (2021-11-20). Briefing: Venezuelan Elections November 2021. popularresistance.org Venezuela goes to the polls again on N21ovember in 'mega elections.' The dialogue that began in late summer between the Venezuelan government and sections of the hard right-wing opposition had been going well, with some definite outcomes. These include the decision by some right-wing opposition parties that have boycotted elections for years to take part in the elections. But the US's illegal extradition from Cape Verde of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who was en-route to Iran to broker a trade deal to bring fuel, food and medicines to Venezuela, has threatened to sabotage both the talks, as the US did before in…

Michael Welch (2021-11-20). The Collapse of America: What History Teaches Us About the Rise and Fall of Empires. Prof. Alfred McCoy. globalresearch.ca

Vladimir Acosta (2021-11-20). Rotten, Arrogant and Threatening. orinocotribune.com By Vladimir Acosta — Nov 16, 2021 | How can we avoid the subject of empire? How can we avoid talking about its threats? | The history of mankind is full of empires, empires of all kinds. All of them diverse and complex, and the only indisputable thing about them is that, despite their arrogance, they are not eternal as they pretend to be, because in the end they disappear one after the other in different ways. And, what is more, because none of them lasts even a thousand years, as promised by German Nazism (which barely lasted 13 years) and as the arrogant American empire has been proclaiming since the begin…

Fight Back (2021-11-20). President Maduro addresses international allies during "Defense of Democracy and Truth in Venezuela" fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – On Wednesday November 17, former union bus driver and current president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, spoke to over 500 international solidarity activists from over 70 countries. | "Venezuela has been giving an intense battle against the aggression, siege, and lies from U.S. imperialism and its direct allies from the right on this continent and around the world," Maduro stated. Maduro also lambasted the "cowardly left, the new indirect allies of U.S. imperialism who hide behind their masks of progressivism threaten our noble peoples who have been fighting." Adding to the many achievements of the Bol…

Rainer Shea (2021-11-20). Haiti's Migrant Crisis & the Blind Eye to Imperialism's Sins. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Nov 17, 2021 | Earlier this year, when photos came out of Texas border patrols riding on horseback to use whip-like reins for intimidating Black Haitian migrants, the United States was confronted with an uncomfortable reality about how our society is set up. | Images like these were supposed to be confined to America's era of slavery, yet here they were today. What factors had led to the situation revealed in these photos? Why had these migrants fled their homes? How much was the United States to blame? Beyond the unnerving optics, how many parallels were there between the context behind the…

_____ (2021-11-20). New Union-Busting Tracker Debuts Online. popularresistance.org On Nov. 6, a group of volunteers launched a Web page called the Union-Busting Tracker to post examples of union-busting. Eleven days later, they'd listed 180 separate cases, naming the employers and the union-busting outfits they'd hired. The project is intended to "embolden" workers, says Bob Funk, who founded the LaborLab.us Website, which opened on May 1. "A shocking amount of young workers think unions are illegal and don't know their rights," says Funk, who by day is communications director for a Montana union. "The union-busting industry takes advantage of people's lack of knowledge."

Susan Lamont (2021-11-20). Alabama miners fight court injunction by Warrior Met. themilitant.com ATLANTA — "This is a serious attack on the union," Bryan Butler, a United Mine Workers of America member on strike at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, told the Militant by phone Nov. 16. He was referring to the restraining order, now extended twice, by Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court Judge James Roberts. | The order, first enacted Oct. 27 at the mine operator's request, and now extended until Dec. 5, bans union activity of any kind, including picketing, within 300 yards of the mines. | It is an assault on the constitutional rights of free assembly and free speech and on the entire labor movement. | T…

WSWS (2021-11-20). Australian state Labor government accelerates "reopening" amid fascistic anti-lockdown protests. wsws.org Trumpian protesters in Victoria, backed by key sections of the corporate elite, are setting an agenda that is in large part being implemented by the state Labor government.

Martina E McMenamin, Benjamin J Cowling (2021-11-20). [Correspondence] CoronaVac efficacy data from Turkey. thelancet.com Mine Tanriover and colleagues1 report that the efficacy of CoronaVac against laboratory-confirmed symptomatic COVID-19 in a trial in Turkey is 83 ∑5% (95% CI 65 ∑4—92 ∑1). By contrast, the efficacy of CoronaVac against symptomatic COVID-19 has been estimated at 50 ∑7% (36 ∑0—62 ∑0) in a Brazilian trial and at 65 ∑3% (20 ∑0—85 ∑1) in an Indonesian trial.2,3 Noting that post-vaccination neutralising antibody titres are quite strongly associated with vaccine efficacy against symptomatic infection,4,5 the efficacy estimated from the Turkish dataset is much higher…

Elizabeth Woodworth (2021-11-20). COVID-19 and the Shadowy "Trusted News Initiative" globalresearch.ca Exposing this uncanny censorship of eminent voices is especially vital to the fate of children and youth, who are being aggressively targeted for low-benefit, sometimes lethal, inoculations.

Dongsheng News (2021-11-20). News on China | No. 76. dissidentvoice.org Chairman Xi Jinping and president Joe Biden met despite the US imposing new sanctions on Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE a few days prior. Nonetheless, Taiwan was affirmed as a part of China.

_____ (2021-11-20). Turkey and Iran, Friends or Foes? journal-neo.org Turkey and Iran, whose cooperation and potential conflict are closely intertwined despite the occasional disagreement and contradictory views on world events, are still trying to maintain a complex balance between themselves to prevent a significant escalation of tension. Indeed, any shift in the balance of power between these two critical poles in the Middle East …

_____ (2021-11-20). Arbery's Killers Are Using The Logic Of Slave Patrols To Defend Themselves. popularresistance.org The testimony has concluded in the Georgia murder trial of the three white men who targeted Ahmaud Arbery because he was Black and then killed him. Evidence presented at trial transported us back to the days of the infamous slave patrols. Gregory McMichael, his son Travis, and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. are on trial for killing Arbery on February 23, 2020, during a purported "citizen's arrest." Racism has infected every aspect of this case — from the defendants' racial profiling of Arbery, to the 10-week delay in filing charges, to the seating of a nearly all-white jury, to the defendants' racist statements…

_____ (2021-11-20). California's Grim Genocidal Past Implicates The University Of California. popularresistance.org On this week's "Scheer Intelligence," Platt joins Robert Scheer to discuss his book "Grave Matters: The Controversy over Excavating California's Buried Indigenous Past," which examines the history of the Yurok people whose ancestors' remains were excavated by UC Berkeley for use in its research without any consent, or, as Scheer indicates, respect. "Grave Matters," which was first released in 2011 and has recently been re-issued by Heyday Books, reveals many uncomfortable truths at the core of America's past and present, while prompting crucial questions about the country's future.

_____ (2021-11-20). Industrial Nations Value Capitalism Over People at Global Climate Conference. popularresistance.org When considering the need to end government subsidies for fossil fuels, especially coal, the language of the agreement was switched from "phase out," to "phase down." And while this language change was publicly attributed to India, the United States, which provides an estimated $22 billion annually in fossil fuel subsidies is culpable and certainly not beyond reproach. The tentacles of U.S. influence and coercion was present in every decision made at the COP.

_____ (2021-11-20). Steven Donziger's First Letter From Prison. popularresistance.org I am finally able to write directly from inside the belly of the beast: the federal prison in Danbury, CT. I am now on day 23 of my incarceration, and the experience has been nothing short of mind-blowing. I am living with another person in a 54 sq ft cell; next door is a 37-year-old man, one of the kindest people I have ever met. He was sentenced to a 35-year term for gang violence when he was 19. Three people in my unit of 80 or so men are lifers and have over 30 years in the system. | The length of the sentences for various crimes is astounding. We are unique as a country for the extraordinarily punitive natur…

_____ (2021-11-20). Teamsters United Takes The Wheel. popularresistance.org A new administration will soon take the helm of the 1.3 million-member Teamsters union. The Teamsters United slate swept to victory in this week's vote count, beating out their rivals 2 to 1. It's the first time in almost a quarter-century that a coalition backed by Teamsters for a Democratic Union has taken the driver's seat in the international union. The incoming president is Sean O'Brien, leader of New England Joint Council 10. He says his top priorities are to unite the rank and file to take on employers, organize Amazon and other competitors in the union's core industries, and withdraw support from politici…

_____ (2021-11-20). Why Seed Companies Fear México. popularresistance.org Last month México's Supreme Court provided hope for biodiversity, especially in the Global South, while flaming fear for seed companies. In a historic step, it ruled for corn advocates and against genetically modified (GMO) corn. The decision was a momentous act in country where maíz (corn) carries daily and sacred significance. This promises a way out of stale GMO debates that plague us. One side argues that genetic changes to seeds increase harvests. Seed companies and industrial agriculture make up this side. Another side says GMOs damage plant DNA.

Ajamu Baraka (2021-11-20). COP26: greenwashing and Plutocratic misadventures. mronline.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.

Chris Nineham (2021-11-20). Philosophers with no clothes: A Review of 'The War Against Marxism'. mronline.org Tony McKenna's new book is an important defence of Marxism, against thinkers who have confused and obscured its revolutionary core, argues Chris Nineham…

Editor2 (2021-11-20). UN Commission Objects to OPCW Report on Syria. orinocotribune.com The UN Commission on Syria does not consider as proven the alleged chemical weapons attack in April 2018. | Criticism of the OPCW general secretary | A controversial report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a United Nations body, on an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian army in early April 2018 is being questioned by a committee of the United Nations itself. | According to German media outlet Telepolis, the Geneva-based UN Commission of Inquiry into the Situation in Syria does not consider the April 7, 2018 incident in Douma as a proven chemical weapons attack by the S…

IGD Worldwide (2021-11-20). Reflections and Report on the Nov. 19 Riots in Rotterdam, NL. itsgoingdown.org In all this time I had not seen a single sign related to the protest, not heard a single slogan, not seen a single banner. This was about a collective and widespread hate for the police. You could taste, smell and feel it on every single corner of that street that night.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-20). NAM and Nehru's Principled Stand. libya360.wordpress.com ND Jayaprakash One development that had a significant bearing on shaping a non-aligned policy was Nehru's visit to the United States in October 1949. The US administration timed the visit to coincide with the ascendancy of the Communist Party to power in China. According to Prof HW Brands of the University of Texas at Austin,…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-11-20). Picking Up Where Bush, Obama, and Trump Left Off, Biden Extends U.S. Campaign to Crush Venezuela. covertactionmagazine.com On October 13th, Venezuela's representative to the UN Samuel Moncada denounced plotting by the United States and Colombia against Venezuela's …

Moderator (2021-11-20). There's a Good Case to Be Made for Central Bank Digital Currencies. scheerpost.com Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. ( By Ellen Brown | Whether the U.S. should have its own central bank digital currency (CBDC) is hotly debated. Several countries, including China, already have CBDCs in operation; but the U.S. Federal Reserve is proceeding with caution. Prof. Saule Omarova, President Biden's nominee for Comptroller of the Currency, is in favor of a CBDC and has made a strong case for it; but many conservative commentators are opposed, and her nomination remains in doubt. | Omarova sees the CBDC as an e…

New Atlas (2021-11-20). Thailand's Sufficiency Economy: Eliminating Poverty by Building Sustainable Wealth. newatlas.report Forward: This is an in-depth English language explanation of Thailand's New Theory and Sufficiency Economy principles, developed and promoted by King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama 9) across the nation to eliminate poverty and create local, sustainable wealth. These principles live on under his son, King Vajiralongkorn (King Rama 10), who continues to promote these principles …

New Atlas (2021-11-20). US at ASEAN Summit Looks to Turn Region Against Itself. newatlas.report November 20, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — For the first time in four years a US President has attended the annual ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit. In a poorly disguised redux of the Obama-era "Pivot to Asia," the US seeks to appear interested in contributing to ASEAN in a constructive manner …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-20). After a year of struggle by farmers, Indian government forced to withdraw farm laws. mronline.org Movements across India celebrated the struggle by the farmers during which they faced great repression and vilification. Around 750 people are believed to have died during the agitation which saw thousands camp on the borders of Delhi…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-20). 'Farmers' victory will be a boost to all democratic struggles'. peoplesdispatch.org On 19 November 2021, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announced that the government will be repealing the three controversial farm laws. Farmers have been protesting for close to a year against these laws…

Staff (2021-11-20). 21N: 99% of Voting Stations Already Installed in Preparation for Elections. orinocotribune.com On Friday, November 19, the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, Pedro Calzadilla, informed that by Friday noon, 90% of the voting stations had been installed for the regional and municipal elections to be held this Sunday, November 21. | "The electoral material is already deployed, it is ready," said Calzadilla in a television interview. "So far we have 90% of the tables installed." | He assured that for this election, the international monitoring, accompaniment and observation program is very broad, given the importance of the elections in the political stability of Venezuela. | "We h…

Staff (2021-11-20). Colombian Police Repudiated for Using Nazi Symbols at Academy Event. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, November 18, some members of the Colombian police used Nazi symbols at an event paying "tribute" to the German police, which generated strong controversy in Colombia. The incident occurred at the Simón Bolívar Police Academy in Tuluá, in the Valle del Cauca Department. In the photos, which went viral on social media, police officers are seen wearing the Nazi swastikas, and one officer even disguised as Adolf Hitler. | The Valle University Student and Youth Organization condemned the incident, expressing outrage at the Colombian police paying tribute to the Nazi police and army. Similarly, environment…

Staff (2021-11-20). Nicaragua Officially Announces Its Irrevocable Withdrawal from OAS. orinocotribune.com On Friday, November 19, Nicaraguan Foreign Affairs Minister, Denis Moncada, announced the irrevocable withdrawal of his country from the Organization of American States (OAS). | The government of Nicaragua sent a letter to the organization denouncing interventionist declarations from the OAS that refused to recognize the Nicaraguan elections of November 7, and thus resigns and leaves the organization that stipulates a two year term to make the resignation effective, as happened with Venezuela in 2019. | The OAS charter mandates a two-year exit process, during which time the departing country retains all of the ri…

Staff (2021-11-20). Venezuela Provides Spain Information on Terrorists who Attacked CNE Headquarters. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Félix Plasencia provided the Spanish Chargé d'Affaires in Venezuela, Ramón Santos, with information on the terrorist gang from Spain that attacked the headquarters of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE). Minister Plasencia informed this through a post on his Twitter account. | "At the headquarters of the Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Ministry," wrote Plascencia, "we delivered a formal note to the Chargé d'Affaires of Spain, Ramón Santos, with documentation confirming the existence of terrorist gangs in that country that are trying to attack Venezuelan public institutions…

Zoe Alexandra (2021-11-20). What role does the military play in climate change? peoplesdispatch.org A gaping hole in the COP26 official agenda was the oversized role of the military industrial complex in environmental devastation. The US is a global leader on this front with the Pentagon being a bigger polluter than 140 countries combined…

Ashley Curtin (2021-11-20). USDA announces proposal to reinstate protections for Tongass National Forest. nationofchange.org While the Trump administration tried to open 9.2 million acres of the forest to logging and roadbuilding, the USDA's proposal will effectively reinstate the protections for Tongass National Forest.

Michael Payne (2021-11-20). Democrats, WAKE UP to the threat of the enemy within. nationofchange.org Our democracy's very existence hangs in the balance.

Olivia Rosane (2021-11-20). More US residents than ever before understand climate crisis is real and dangerous. nationofchange.org There is a growing awareness that the extreme weather events of recent years are caused by the climate crisis, with an all-time high of 70 percent of people believing that global warming is impacting U.S. weather right now.

Seth Galinsky (2021-11-20). US-organized provocation against Cuba 'fizzles out'. themilitant.com U.S.-government-organized provocations planned in Cuba for Nov. 15 were a failure, as were "sympathy" actions denouncing Cuba's socialist revolution around the world. Opponents of the revolution had hoped to create incidents on the island that would disrupt the reopening of schools and businesses and expanded tourism scheduled that day. | Striking a blow to the U.S. rulers' plans, Cubans celebrated the tremendous progress the country has made in confronting the COVID-19 pandemic despite Washington's stepped-up sanctions, which make it difficult to purchase raw materials and even syringes. Tens of thousands of ele…

Seth Galinsky (2021-11-20). SWP pushes to go over 100% in books, fund 'Militant' drive. themilitant.com Less than a week is left in the drive to expand the readership of the Militant and With no end in sight to the dire impact of rising prices and with a number of strikes continuing against bosses' assaults on our wages and conditions, more wor…

Author Blank (2021-11-20). 'Cuban socialist revolution's example is due to its working people's strength'. themilitant.com The remarks below by Mary-Alice Waters, on behalf of the Socialist Workers Party, were made at a Nov. 10 meeting of opponents of the U.S. government embargo of Cuba held at the Cuban Mission to the United Nations in New York City. Pedro Pedroso, Cuba's ambassador to the U.N., addressed the event, followed by Waters and several other participants. | First of all, I'd like to thank Ambassador Pedroso, Ambassador [Yuri] Gala, and all the compañeros here at the Cuban Mission to the United Nations. | To thank you for this opportunity to share our determination to stand together in face of this phase of Washington's mo…

Hugo Wils (2021-11-20). Hundreds rally with Clarks Shoe strikers fighting wage cuts in UK. themilitant.com STREET, England — Hundreds of trade unionists and working people from the local area, and as far away as Wales, London and Manchester, joined a march here Nov. 13 in solidarity with striking Clarks Shoes workers fighting against wage cuts. | "They never thought we'd strike. They never thought we'd stay out. And they never thought we'd win this sort of solidarity," striker Pete Darbo, who's worked at Clarks for 17 years, told the Militant. Over 100 workers at the company's distribution center here in southwest England's Somerset county have been on strike since Oct. 4. | The march, called by the strikers' un…

Sam Manuel (2021-11-20). Defense rebuked in move to ban Black pastors at trial in Georgia. themilitant.com ATLANTA — "He was trapped like a rat," Gregory McMichael, one of three defendants on trial for the vigilante-style killing of Ahmaud Arbery, told investigators just hours after the Black youth had been cornered and shot dead on Feb. 23, 2020, in the Satilla neighborhood near Brunswick, Georgia. | Twenty-five-year-old Arbery was chased and gunned down by Travis McMichael and his father Gregory, a retired Glynn County cop and former investigator in the local prosecutor's office. They were joined in the fatal assault by William Bryan, a neighbor who captured the killing on his cellphone. When the video was lea…

Terry Evans (2021-11-20). John Deere strikers vote on third contract offer. themilitant.com Over 10,000 striking members of the United Auto Workers union at John Deere are voting Nov. 17 on a third company contract offer recommended by union officials. Workers struck the company's 12 plants Oct. 14, rejecting a contract that expanded to three the different tiers of pay and benefits. The divisive two-tier setup was first forced on workers at the company in 1997. | Union officials said this third contract offer contains only "modest modifications" to the one striking workers rejected by 55% Nov. 2. It had included higher wages and other concessions by the bosses, but nothing new on the key issue of tiers…

Emma Johnson (2021-11-20). After woman's death abortion rights fight heats up in Poland. themilitant.com Tens of thousands took to the streets in Poland Nov. 5 to protest the government's extreme restrictions on the right to abortion. The actions in Warsaw, the capital, and other cities came after it became public that a 30-year-old pregnant woman identified only as Izabela had died of septic shock in September after doctors refused to end her pregnancy because the fetus still had a heartbeat. | Defenders of a woman's right to choose say her death is the result of the government's restrictions imposed in October last year by the Constitutional Court, Poland's highest judicial body. | Under the court ruling abortion…

Kim Petersen (2021-11-20). The Baghuz Massacre Underlines the Necessity for Freeing Julian Assange. dissidentvoice.org The implications of the Baghuz Massacre should deeply underscore the integrity, morality, and vital importance of WikiLeaks and its heroic publisher and political prisoner Julian Assange. The Baghuz Massacre was a failed cover-up by the United States. WikiLeaks is the journalistic enterprise that shines a spotlight on the egregious crimes of states. Assange is imprisoned …

Sam Pizzigati (2021-11-20). Our new art 'appreciation,' billionaire-style. nationofchange.org Fine art has never been more financially lucrative — or less central to our culture.

Jeff J. Brown (2021-11-20). Women's Tennis Association and the West Will Make a Mess of Peng Shuai's Disappearance. dissidentvoice.org You can choose to like or not China's millennial system of justice and redress, nonetheless this is what you need to know about tennis star Peng Shuai and why she disappeared. Peng Shuai is a world ranked tennis player in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), with Wimbledon (2013) and French Open (2014) doubles championship trophies …

Janine Jackson (2021-11-20). 'Moderna is trying to turn this people's vaccine into a rich people's vaccine'. mronline.org CounterSpin interview with Peter Maybarduk on NIH/Moderna patent…

Staff (2021-11-20). Spiky death: how long will Covid remain a threat? rt.com Covid-19 variants keep emerging in different parts of the world, causing experts to ask how long the pandemic will last, and how effective the current methods of protection really are. | Since the pandemic started in 2019, people have referred to the disease which has paralyzed the world simply as 'coronavirus'. Now, in 2021, when we talk about it, we mean not just the original variant, but also its numerous mutations. | Read more | | In May, the WHO decided to label the key vari…

teleSUR, JCM (2021-11-20). Venezuela espera decisión sobre récord Guinness. telesurtv.net Este sábado se sabrá si Venezuela alcanzó el récord Guinness como la orquesta más grande del mundo.

teleSUR, JGN (2021-11-20). Denuncian campaña de desestabilización contra Gobierno peruano. telesurtv.net Mendoza afirmó que todas las fuerzas democráticas deben rechazar los ánimos golpistas de cierto sector opositor.

Richard Horton (2021-11-20). [Comment] Offline: The flies of our remorse. thelancet.com Eugene Richardson's Epidemic Illusions (2020) is subtitled On the Coloniality of Global Public Health. Although listed as the book's author, he prefers to describe himself as "a single node in a vast, interconnected net of support, mentoring, toleration, encouragement, inspiration, and generosity". He lists over 140 "other nodes"—individuals, organisations, and groups—to whom he owes a debt, with "the twin goals of epistemic reconstitution and improvement of human well-being". Although not a handbook explaining how to decolonise medicine and global health, Richardson has delivered what may be the firs…

Makia Freeman (2021-11-20). Ten Things You Need to Know about the Experimental COVID mRNA Vaccines. globalresearch.ca With foresight, this article was published on January 13, 202 at the very outset of the Vaccine program. Experimental COVID Vaccines are coming to town, being rolled out worldwide as the transhumanistic New World Order (NWO) agenda dictates. This …

WSWS (2021-11-20). New study supports natural origins of COVID-19, sources close to WHO team say. wsws.org A landmark new study published in Science is another nail in the coffin of the Wuhan lab conspiracy theory, concocted by the fascist ideologue Stephen K. Bannon and promoted by the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

Geoff Watts (2021-11-20). [Obituary] Mortimer Mishkin. thelancet.com Pioneer neuroscientist who researched neurobiological mechanisms of perception and memory. He was born in Fitchburg, MA, USA, on Dec 13, 1926, and died in Bethesda, MD, USA, on Oct 2, 2021, aged 94 years.

WSWS (2021-11-20). Death of UAW steward from COVID underscores danger in John Deere plants. wsws.org If a UAW steward contracted the virus outside of working in a plant, what of the Deere workers who are now returning to the factories, working side by side, as the pandemic continues to rage?

Susan Jaffe (2021-11-20). [World Report] Legal challenges threaten Biden's COVID-19 vaccine rule. thelancet.com Critics want to block a safety rule requiring employees of large companies to get vaccinated or be tested weekly for COVID-19 and wear masks. Susan Jaffe reports from Washington, DC.

WSWS (2021-11-20). New video shows Pennsylvania police killing 19 year old who was trying to surrender. wsws.org The footage contradicts the "suicide by cop" narrative put forward by the Monroe County district attorney's office and the state police.

Lixue Huang, Xiaoying Gu, Bin Cao (2021-11-20). [Correspondence] Long-term effects on survivors with COVID-19 — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Yan-Jie Zhao and colleagues and Chengliang Yang and colleagues all recommend specific questionnaires to evaluate depression and anxiety symptoms in hospital survivors with COVID-19 1 year after onset.1 We agree that the professional questionnaires could provide the actual prevalence of psychiatric symptoms. However, these questionnaires are somewhat complex and time-consuming. It is challenging to integrate all these assessments into our follow-up study.1 The EuroQol five-dimension five-level (EQ-5D-5L) questionnaire is commonly used to assess the quality of life from five domains in clinical studies.

Constance D Lehman, Eric J Topol (2021-11-20). [Perspectives] Readiness for mammography and artificial intelligence. thelancet.com One area that has attracted great attention for the use of deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) in health care is medical imaging, especially mammography. Many initial AI studies proclaimed remarkable improvement in accuracy over the performance of radiologists, but a recent systematic review highlighted there is insufficient scientific evidence to support such findings. The UK National Screening Committee commissioned Freeman and colleagues to review the quality and results of studies that assessed the accuracy of AI algorithms, alone or in combination with radiologists, to detect cancer in digital mammogr…

Christine Massey (2021-11-20). The Identity of the Virus: Health/ Science Institutions Worldwide "Have No Record" of SARS-COV-2 Isolation/Purification. globalresearch.ca First published by GR …

A Guest Author (2021-11-20). Historia colonial de Nicaragua: Perpectiva de un sandinista. workers.org Por: Johnny Hodgson Lo que sigue es parte de una presentación realizada por Johnny Hodgson, Secretario Político del Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional para la Región Autónoma del Caribe Sur (RACCS), el 6 de octubre en Managua, Nicaragua, a una delegación estadounidense compuesta por Coleen Littlejohn, Sara Flounders, Monica Moorehead, . . . |

TASS (2021-11-20). UN calls on Russia to abolish or amend foreign agents law. tass.com Russia does not outlaw such organizations but binds them to get listed in a special register of the Russian justice ministry…

A Guest Author (2021-11-20). No Trans Liberation without Socialism and No Socialism without Trans Liberation! workers.org Statement by the LGBTQ+ Caucus of Workers World Party Second Annual Boston Trans Resistance March, June 12. The LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer+) Caucus of Workers World Party condemns the ongoing murders of transgender, Two-Spirit and gender-variant people. We reaffirm our solidarity with transgender, Two-Spirit and gender-variant people, as . . . |

Staff (2021-11-20). Armored truck scatters cash on freeway (VIDEO). rt.com Traffic down a California freeway was paralyzed when people scrambled to get their hands on the dollar bills flying out of an armored truck. Authorities asked the public to return the cash or risk criminal charges. | The California Highway Patrol (CHP) told local news stations that when the vehicle was driving down the Interstate 5 in Carlsbad, near San Diego, on Friday morning, one of its doors popped open and bags of cash flew out. | "People stopped in the lanes, completely blocked the lanes, started picking up the cash," a CHP spokesperson said. | A video on social media shows jubilant drivers and passenger…

Dean Baker (2021-11-20). "Skimpflation," the Latest Effort to Hype Inflation Fears. cepr.net Yesterday I head a piece on NPR in which they highlighted "skimpflation." This is where there is a deterioration in service quality, like long waits for service at a restaurant, which are not picked up in our standard measures of inflation. The implication is that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is understating the true rate …

Alex Bainbridge (2021-11-20). Photos: Don't fall for far right lies: vaccines save lives. greenleft.org.au Photos by Alex Bainbridge from the Brisbane counter protest against the anti-vaccination rally on November 20.

WSWS (2021-11-20). Oklahoma governor grants clemency to death row inmate Julius Jones, but leaves likely innocent man in prison. wsws.org Support for Jones had ramped up with the impending execution date. Supporters gathered near the governor's mansion this week, including students who walked out of class at Oklahoma City high schools.

Jake Johnson (2021-11-20). 'Sacrifice and Solidarity' Pay Off. zcomm.org Striking John Deere Workers Win Bigger Wage Hike…

a guest author (2021-11-20). 'We became visible' — a Sandinista's view on autonomy. workers.org By Johnny Hodgson The following is part two of a presentation given by Johnny Hodgson, Sandinista National Liberation Front's Political Secretary for the Autonomous Region of the South Caribbean (RACCS), on Oct. 6 in Managua, Nicaragua, to a U.S. delegation comprised of Coleen Littlejohn, Sara Flounders, Monica Moorehead, Joav Elinevsky . . . |

WSWS (2021-11-20). The inhuman treatment of refugees and Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org The new electoral laws seek to prevent opposition to the bipartisan anti-refugee policies from finding clear political expression.

Chengliang Yang, Hedi Zhao, Scott J Tebbutt (2021-11-20). [Correspondence] Long-term effects on survivors with COVID-19. thelancet.com The conditions that linger after recovery from COVID-19 are commonly referred to as the long-term effects of COVID-19 (long COVID). The risk for sequelae varies according to the severity of the initial acute SARS-CoV-2 infection.1…

WSWS (2021-11-20). Columbia student worker union concedes to second round of contract mediation in third week of strike. wsws.org In pursuing mediation, the UAW is preparing to sell out the strike of 3,000 graduate workers at Columbia.

Brian Williams (2021-11-20). Moderna fights US gov't over patent and profits. themilitant.com Profit-driven bosses at Moderna have iced out of the main patent for its COVID-19 vaccine the scientists from the federal government's National Institutes of Health, which helped pay for and develop it. The fight over this patent exposes the dog-eat-dog morality of capitalism, where all so-called health care is a business organized primarily to maximize profits, not save lives. | Moderna filed for the patent in July, claiming the company invented the mRNA technology used in its vaccine. It entirely excluded the scientists from the federal agency's Vaccine Research Center who helped develop the genetic sequence th…

teleSUR, MER (2021-11-20). Nicaragua califica a la OEA como un instrumento de EE.UU. telesurtv.net El diplomático afirmó que al denunciar la Carta de la OEA buscan "ponerle fin a una relación inamistosa, ofensiva e indignante para Nicaragua".

TASS (2021-11-20). Russia to produce 2 bln doses of vaccines against coronavirus next year, minister says. tass.com The official reported that over 100 mln sets of vaccines have entered civilian circulation…

MAMER (2021-11-20). Study on Electromagnetism of Vaccinated Persons. globalresearch.ca First published by Global …

Staff (2021-11-20). Gunshot halts flights at Atlanta Airport. rt.com Flights out of Atlanta Airport were briefly halted after the "accidental discharge" of a gun. With the airport packed with travelers ahead of Thanksgiving, airport staff assured the public that there was no "active shooter." | Outbound flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport were briefly halted on Saturday, after a firearm went off near a security checkpoint. No injuries were reported, and police told reporters that the incident is being investigated. | Video footage shared on social media captured the chaos, with passengers running through crowd-control barriers and lying flat on the gro…

Mike Walter (2021-11-20). The Heat: U.S. Opioid Epidemic. america.cgtn.com More than 100-thousand people have died in the United States from drug overdoses over the past year.

Staff (2021-11-20). Musk vows mass Tesla server outage won't happen again. rt.com A problem with Tesla servers on Friday once again left hundreds of drivers unable to enter and operate their electric cars. CEO Elon Musk said the company would do its best to prevent outages happening in the future. | Tesla cars require the use of a cell phone to gain access, though other options such as a keycard are available as backup. Since Friday evening, as many as 500 people worldwide reported on social media that they couldn't access their vehicle by either method and were receiving a server error message. | Musk responded to one such complaint from South Korea with a "Checking" tweet. Hours later, he…

Jake Johnson (2021-11-20). COVID-19: Big Pharma's 'Obscene' Profits. orinocotribune.com By Jake Johnson — Nov 18, 2021 | Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech rake in millions an hour while refusing to share manufacturing recipes with low-income countries. | Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech — the makers of the two most successful coronavirus vaccines — are raking in a combined $65,000 in profits every minute as they refuse to share their manufacturing recipes with According to a new People's Vaccine All…

Rachael Davies (2021-11-20). [Perspectives] Helen Milroy: pioneer in Indigenous and child mental health. thelancet.com In 1983, Helen Milroy became Australia's first Indigenous doctor to qualify medicine—a pivotal moment in the country's history. She never envisioned being a trailblazer, but her list of firsts in Australia includes being the first Indigenous psychiatrist and the first Indigenous Commissioner to the Australian Football League. Reflecting today as the Stan Perron Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Perth Children's Hospital and the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Co-Director of Embrace at Telethon Kids Institute, she says: "My passion is to make sure we get the best wellbeing and mental…

WSWS (2021-11-20). COVID patient in California dies after maggots found in mouth and nose. wsws.org A woman recovering from COVID-19 at South Coast Global Medical Center in Santa Ana passed away only days after family members found her in a state of neglect, discovering maggots in her mouth and nose.

splcenter (2021-11-20). 'We Stand With You': Honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance. splcenter.org

MEE, agencies (2021-11-20). Sudan coup: Death toll of anti-coup protests rises to 40. middleeasteye.net Sudan coup: Death toll of anti-coup protests rises to 40 | Protests have been violently suppressed since the military took power in a coup last month | Sat, 11/20/2021 – 11: 29 | Sudanese anti-coup protesters gather in "Street 40" of the capital's twin city of Omdurman on 17 November 2021 (AFP) | The death toll in

WSWS (2021-11-20). Austria re-imposes partial lockdown as COVID-19 surges across Europe. wsws.org European governments' politically criminal policy of "living with the virus" despite a surge of infections has created a disaster, costing hundreds of thousands of lives.

Mine Durusu Tanriover, Hamdi Levent Doƒüanay, Serhat Unal, Murat Akova (2021-11-20). [Correspondence] CoronaVac efficacy data from Turkey — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Martina McMenamin and Benjamin Cowling for raising important issues on vaccine trials in the context of our Article.1 The work they refer to by Palacios and colleagues2 has not been published in a peer reviewed journal; thus we cannot comment on the accuracy or the comparability of its methods. The Indonesian trial data have been published,3 and although the main method of this study was similar to ours, the case definition of COVID-19 and the methods used for active surveillance were different.

Staff (2021-11-20). Pentagon chief promises Arab allies it will counter Iran. rt.com Iran and its drones are a threat to US troops and allies in the Middle East, and Washington will work to deter it, the Pentagon chief told Gulf officials amid concerns that US forces are being realigned away from the region.

WSWS (2021-11-20). Duterte loses elite support as Philippine elections open. wsws.org It was a month of backroom bartering, lucrative payoffs, and lurid public denunciations. In the end the obvious loser in this political free-for-all, to widespread surprise, was President Rodrigo Duterte.

WSWS (2021-11-20). Defense rests case in murder trial of Ahmaud Arbery's killers, closing arguments set for Monday. wsws.org Travis McMichael, who fatally shot Arbery last February, claimed he was in a "life-or-death" situation when he killed the unarmed jogger.

news.un (2021-11-20). Hot meals helping Haiti's children recover from the earthquake. news.un.org The children of families who were affected by the massive earthquake which devastated large parts of south-west Haiti in August this year are receiving free hot meals at school as part of an initiative by the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) to support the recovery of the country's most vulnerable communities.

Richard Seymour (2021-11-20). Should the left abandon the Green New Deal? zcomm.org There are serious questions to ask, but Aditya Chakrabortty's critique fails to convince…

teleSUR, HIM, MER (2021-11-20). ALBA-TCP respalda decisión de Nicaragua sobre retiro de la OEA. telesurtv.net "La OEA es cada vez más irrelevante", expresó el secretario ejecutivo de ALBA-TCP, Sacha Llorenti.

Staff (2021-11-20). Russia-NATO war over Ukraine is becoming increasingly unavoidable. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that the West isn't taking his country's "red lines" seriously and the US and its allies could be about to sleepwalk into a dangerous conflict with the world's largest nuclear power. | Red lines are about deterrence. The purpose of drawing them in the first place is to communicate crucial security interests and the severe consequences that would ensue if they were undermined. In essence, Moscow's ultimatums are intended to stop the West from making a dangerous miscalculation. | Deterrence rests on the three Cs: capability, credibility, and communication. Russia has t…

Anis Chowdhury (2021-11-20). WTO finished without TRIPS waiver. mronline.org The World Trade Organization (WTO) will soon decide on a conditional temporary waiver of Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

Fight Back (2021-11-20). Tampa: Campaign to stop the new TPD Headquarters and City Center. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – The Tampa Bay Community Action Committee (TBAC) is celebrating the delay of plans by the Tampa City Council to build a new Tampa Police Department Headquarters in the majority-Black community of East Tampa. | The new Tampa Police Department Headquarters and City Center | The George Floyd Uprising of 2020 touched every part of the United States, and in its wake scored historic victories, such as the conviction and sentencing of killer cop Derek Chauvin to over 22 years in prison. However, when the people win there is a reaction from those in power. These new attacks even occur on the local level. In Ta…

Talha Burki (2021-11-20). [World Report] mRNA discoveries earn the 2021 Prince Mahidol Award. thelancet.com Katalin Karikó, Drew Weissman, and Pieter Cullis have been recognised for their work that led to the development of COVID-19 vaccines. Talha Burki reports.

WSWS (2021-11-20). Southern California region still suffering effects of October oil spill. wsws.org Last month's oil spill released an estimated 25,000 gallons into the Pacific Ocean, directly affecting hundreds of thousands of coastal residents and doing massive damage to wildlife habitats in the region.

Gàºnter Kampf (2021-11-20). [Correspondence] COVID-19: stigmatising the unvaccinated is not justified. thelancet.com In the USA and Germany, high-level officials have used the term pandemic of the unvaccinated, suggesting that people who have been vaccinated are not relevant in the epidemiology of COVID-19. Officials' use of this phrase might have encouraged one scientist to claim that "the unvaccinated threaten the vaccinated for COVID-19".1 But this view is far too simple.

WSWS (2021-11-20). Pseudo-left-backed candidate wins Teamsters presidency in election marked by historically low turnout. wsws.org The election of Sean O'Brien, a notorious right-wing thug with personal connections to the Biden administration, is not a victory for "democracy" in the Teamsters but corresponds with the needs of the discredited union bureaucracy.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-20). Video: #Yes, It's a "Killer Vaccine": Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext to powerful financial interests and corrupt politicians to precipitate the entire World into a spiral of mass unemployment, bankruptcy, extreme poverty and despair.

Peter Koenig (2021-11-20). The Final Solution. Full Digitization. "The QR Codification of the World" globalresearch.ca You have no idea what is or what will eventually be put on this QR-code. The goal is all your personal information, your complete health record, your bank accounts — just everything. But you wouldn't know. You cannot read what is on the QR-code.

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-20). UN Rejects One US Coercive Measure Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada, announced that the UN has rejected one of the coercive measures imposed by the United States on Venezuela, which denies the Bolivarian Republic its right to health. | Moncada made this comment after the UN General Assembly approved the Resolution on Equitable, Affordable, Timely and Universal Access of all Countries to Vaccines in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, on Thursday, November 18. | Moncada informed that "in the resolution, there is an important paragraph for Venezuela, for it rejects one of the criminal measures of the US…

WSWS (2021-11-20). New Zealand's Daily Blog seeks to legitimise anti-lockdown, anti-vaccination protests. wsws.org The Daily Blog, which supports the Labour Party-led government, published an article praising a recent rally organised by the far-right Destiny Church for raising "genuine, valid concerns" about COVID-19 vaccines.

WSWS (2021-11-20). Death of UAW official from COVID underscores danger in John Deere plants. wsws.org If a UAW official contracted the virus outside of working in a plant, what of the Deere workers who are now returning to the factories, working side by side, as the pandemic continues to rage?

Julia Rock (2021-11-20). YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Federal Regulators Bare Their Teeth. dailyposter.com

WSWS (2021-11-20). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org Striking Chinese taxi drivers demand lower contract fees; 95,000 Maharashtra state transport workers continue strike; Around 50,000 paramedical professionals protest in Sri Lanka; New Zealand rail workers vote for national strike.

teleSUR, JGN (2021-11-20). CNE de Venezuela anuncia instalación del 99% de las mesas de votación. telesurtv.net "Los venezolanos y venezolanas deciden, y será en paz y de reencuentro del país", dijo la funcionaria electoral.

WSWS (2021-11-20). 20,000 Northern California nurses and mental health staff conduct second 24-hour sympathy strike for Kaiser Permanente engineers. wsws.org Tens of thousands more workers would be on strike today if not for cancellation of a strike by the UNAC/UHCP in Southern California after the announcement of a sellout contract with the hospital chain.

Staff (2021-11-20). Fauci comes up with new 'rule' to wear masks. rt.com White House health adviser Anthony Fauci was seen at an elite book party regularly taking his mask on and off, confusing many attendees. An author says Fauci explained to her why he chose to wear it around some and not others.

Jean Wyllys (2021-11-20). Brazil, Amazon, World: West Papua's Green State Vision, an Appeal to Lula. zcomm.org This is a big, very bold question because it would, in fact, challenge the Eurocentric, imperially-based Westphalian system and embrace the broader idea of Indigenous systems that recognise "interdependencies between political actors and relations to the land"

WSWS (2021-11-20). Harvard Graduate Students Union averts second strike with last-minute tentative agreement. wsws.org The tentative agreement does not meet the union's already inadequate demands and would enforce an effective paycut.

WSWS (2021-11-20). Inspector General report whitewashes role of senior Pentagon leadership during January 6 Trump coup. wsws.org The report denies that top officials held up the dispatching of troops, claiming the three-hour delay was "reasonable" even though rioters were overrunning the Capitol.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-20). Turkey's Proxies Shell Kurdish-Held Towns In Response To Deadly Rocket Attack On Afrin (Videos). southfront.org Screen grab from one of the videos released by Azm. | On November 20, the Turkish-backed Unified Operations Room-Azm announced that it had shelled positions of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northern countryside of Aleppo in response to the recent The rocket attack, which took place in the late hours of Novem…

Lise Alves (2021-11-20). [World Report] Brazilian scientists reject national award. thelancet.com 21 scientists have rejected one of Brazil's highest scientific honours, after President Bolsonaro vetoed two recipients. Lise Alves reports from Sà£o Paulo.

news.un (2021-11-20). First Person: 'Bridge the gap between indigenous youth and the world'. news.un.org Nadya Zafira, an international relations student at Indonesia's Gadjah Mada University, won a writing competition for her letter to UN chief António Guterres, in which she addressed the inequalities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how indigenous communities and youth are marginalized in global conversations on climate crisis.

Staff (2021-11-20). Tesla sued over 'nightmarish conditions' at California factory. rt.com A former Tesla employee has sued the firm, claiming she experienced "rampant sexual harassment" at the factory where she worked while describing "frat-house"-like conditions. | Former Tesla employee Jessica Barraza filed a lawsuit against Tesla on Thursday, claiming she was subject to catcalling and "aggressive physical touching," as well as a slew of inappropriate comments when working at the carmaker's factory in Fremont, California, the Washington Post reported. | In an interview with…

teleSUR, JCM (2021-11-20). Lula anunciará hasta el año próximo si participa en elecciones. telesurtv.net Desde Madrid, Lula dijo que en febrero o marzo de 2022 tomará una decisión sobre su postulación a la Presidencia.

WSWS (2021-11-20). The 2021 Deere strike: Lessons for the working class. wsws.org If Deere workers did not win their full demands, it is not because they were defeated by the company, but because they were betrayed by the UAW.

Ariel Dorfman (2021-11-20). Will Voters Choose to Make Chile Terrible Again? zcomm.org Confronted by a stark choice between the dreadful past and a still-to-be-charted future — and grappling with the discontents and challenges facing so many countries, including the United States — what will Chile decide?>

WSWS (2021-11-20). Chemical waste plant fire spews toxic fumes into Australian working-class town. wsws.org Despite the potential health danger, from the time fire crews arrived it took five hours for a notice to be sent by text warning residents to stay indoors.

Editor2 (2021-11-20). John McEvoy Exposes Britain's Role in Suppressing Democracy at Home and Abroad. orinocotribune.com Lowkey and John McEvoy discuss how the United Kingdom is playing a key role in upholding the established world order and doing the dirty work to suppress any challenges to it. | The Watchdog podcast is dedicated to uncovering hidden truths and exposing the secret affairs of Western governments. One individual doing more than almost anyone in revealing the true nature of the British state and its affairs worldwide is journalist and academic

WSWS (2021-11-20). Biden revives North American Leaders' summit, presses Trudeau on China, Obrador on refugees. wsws.org Thursday's "Three Amigos" summit was meant to draw a stark contrast with the state of North American relations under Trump. In reality, the difference is one more of style than substance.

Fight Back (2021-11-20). Climate Justice Committee-MN: Statement on the COP 26 Summit. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Climate Justice Committee-MN. | The climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland ended with an agreement that leaves the earth on a disastrous track toward catastrophic warming and crisis. Once again, the interests of the fossil fuel companies, and wealthy countries were protected at the expense of most of the countries of the world. All the world, but particularly the Global South and island nations are already experiencing the most horrendous effects of climate change including floods, hurricanes, life threatening heat waves, food shortages and fire…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-20). Remains Of Turkish Laser-Guided Munition Found In Disputed Western Sahara (Photos). southfront.org File image. | On November 20, activists from the disputed Western Sahara region shared photos showing the remains of a Turkish-made MAM-L munition. | The MAM-L, which was developed by defense giant Roketsan, is a light-weight munition guided by semi-active laser. The munition has a range of 8 to 14 kilometers. | According to Western Sahara activists, the munition was fired by one of Morocco's newly-acquired Bayraktar TB2 combat drones. The Kingdom ordered 13 drones of this type from Turkey earlier this year. The…

Kenn Orphan (2021-11-20). Critical Race Theory Playing Out in Real Time. zcomm.org Only the ignorant or deliberately obtuse would not see how the system is set up to discriminate along racial boundaries, as well as class…

Roger Kneebone, Will Houstoun, Natasha Houghton (2021-11-20). [Perspectives] Medicine, magic, and online performance. thelancet.com COVID-19 has transformed clinical practice; online consultation has become a daily reality for many doctors and clinicians have had to rethink what it means to perform. Patient-centred consulting requires the integration of knowledge, technical skill, and expert communication. This integration is partly achieved through performance. Yet clinical work is seldom framed in such terms within mainstream clinical curriculums. As part of the Royal College of Music—Imperial College London Centre for Performance Science, UK, our interdisciplinary research group investigates how skilled performers from diverse fields…

WSWS (2021-11-20). House Democrats pass stripped-down social welfare bill with massive tax cut for the rich. wsws.org The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the tax windfall for the wealthy will cost the federal government $285 billion over the 10-year span covered by the bill, making it the second most costly item in the legislation.

The Lancet (2021-11-20). [Editorial] Afghanistan: the international community must act. thelancet.com "It is going to be hell on Earth." Afghanistan is set to become the world's worst humanitarian crisis according to David Beasley, head of the World Food Programme. Nearly half of Afghans need humanitarian aid. 22 ∑8 million people could face acute hunger this winter, with 8 ∑7 million at emergency levels of food insecurity. A resulting refugee crisis is likely to affect Afghanistan, the region, and the rest of the world. In desperation, people are selling their assets, and some are resorting to child labour and child marriage.

ELEL (2021-11-20). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Sun J-M, Shen L, Shah MA, et al. Pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone for first-line treatment of advanced oesophageal cancer (KEYNOTE-590): a randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 study. Lancet 2021; 398: 759—71—The appendix of this Article has been corrected as of Nov 18, 2021.

W.T. Whitney Jr. (2021-11-20). Court Cases Show Colombian Government Role in Paramilitary Killings, US Implicated. orinocotribune.com By W. T. Whitney — Nov 18, 2021 | Struggle over agrarian rights in Colombia led to thousands of deaths after 1946. Then, The 2016 agreement ending 50 years of armed conflict between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colomb…

WSWS (2021-11-19). Florida Republican Gaetz offers intern job to fascist shooter Kyle Rittenhouse. wsws.org Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida offered teenage fascist shooter Kyle Rittenhouse an internship should he be acquitted of homicide charges at his trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin, at which the jury has deliberated for three days.

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-19). Phoenix Nazis a No-Show Despite Weekend of Nationwide Fascist Activity. itsgoingdown.org Antifascist action report from so-called Phoenix, Arizona about a successful mobilization against neo-Nazi organizing. Between the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, the Boise mall shooting, a recent wave of hate by the Goyim Defense League and other Nazis targeting marginalized groups, the far-Right has been mobilizing in recent weeks. A Phoenix, Arizona group known as both "White…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-19). President Joe Biden in Rittenhouse Verdict: Jury System Works, We Have To Abide By It. moguldom.com A jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges Friday, accepting his claim that he was acting in self-defense when he killed two people and injured a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year during Black Lives Matter protests. Now, President Joe Biden has chimed in on the Rittenhouse verdict, saying he stands by it. …

Leah Watson (2021-11-19). Kyle Rittenhouse Didn't Act Alone: Law Enforcement Must Be Held Accountable. aclu.org For two weeks, we've heard trial testimony and seen evidence of the events that occurred on August 25, 2020 — the night that Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two people and injured another during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. While Rittenhouse was not held accountable, he was not the only one whose conduct on that deadly night should be scrutinized. The actions — and inaction — of the Kenosha Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department in the preceding 72 hours played a critical part in the tragic events that took place. | As we reflect on that night, w…

Party for Socialism, Liberation (2021-11-19). PSL Statement: Rittenhouse acquittal hands racist vigilantes a license to kill. liberationnews.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation joins with millions of people across the country in expressing our complete outrage at the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on all charges. Once again, the U.S. court system has functioned to protect a racist murderer…

Party for Socialism, Liberation (2021-11-19). Declaración del PSL: la absolución de Rittenhouse otorga a los vigilantes racistas una licencia para matar. liberationnews.org El Partido por el Socialismo y la Liberación se une a millones de personas en todo el país para expresar nuestra completa indignación por la absolución de Kyle Rittenhouse de todos los cargos. Una vez más, el sistema judicial de Estados Unidos ha funcionado para proteger a un asesino racista, que salió a las calles de Kenosha el 25 de agosto de 2020 para hacerle guerra a la gente que protestaba por los disparos de la policía a Jacob Blake, un hombre negro de 29 años. El veredicto es un exasperante recordatorio de la naturaleza fundamentalmente supremacista blanca del sistema legal capitalista de Estados Unidos.

Fight Back (2021-11-19). WI FRSO: Sham Rittenhouse trial gets judge's desired verdict. fightbacknews.org The Wisconsin District of the Freedom Road Socialist organization rejects the sham trial and acquittal of racist murderer Kyle Rittenhouse. | From the moment 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse showed up in Kenosha, Wisconsin armed with an assault rifle, the state put him in a position to kill racial justice protesters and get away with it. | Rittenhouse was among dozens of armed racist vigilantes that confronted the righteous uprising last year that rocked Kenosha, after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. | Shocking video of Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey shooting Jacob Blake seven times in the back prompted ma…

splcenter (2021-11-19). Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict: SPLC denounces lack of justice in acquittal of armed teenager who killed two people and wounded another. splcenter.org

WSWS (2021-11-19). Eastern Europe teeters on war. wsws.org Tensions over refugees at the Polish-Belarus border, Ukraine's conflict with Russia, and NATO's aggressive actions in the Black Sea threaten to provoke a military conflict involving the world's major powers.

Vijay Prashad (2021-11-19). In the name of saving the climate, they will Uberise the farmlands: The Forty-Sixth Newsletter (2021). mronline.org The organisers of COP26 designated themes for many of the days during the conference, such as energy, finance, and transport. There was no day set aside for a discussion of agriculture; instead, it was bundled into 'Nature Day' on 6 November, during which the main topic was deforestation.

Staff (2021-11-19). Who Killed Malcolm X? Two Men Are Exonerated As Manhattan DA Reveals Details of FBI Coverup. democracynow.org We speak with independent researcher Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, whose work is featured in the Netflix documentary "Who Killed Malcolm X?" and helped ignite widespread public support for two men falsely convicted of assassinating the civil rights activist in 1965. Muhammad was in the court room this week a judge exonerated 83-year-old Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam due to revelations uncovered by the Manhattan District Attorney's office and the Innocence Project that key evidence was withheld at the trial. Aziz has maintained his innocence, and addressed the court after he finally received an official apology…

Editor2 (2021-11-19). China and Solutions to Climate Change. orinocotribune.com By K.J. Noh and Michael Wong — Nov 16, 2021 | The Earth's greenhouse gas concentrations are at their highest levels in 2 million years, driving catastrophic climate change, and creating an existential threat to the planet. But there is a way out. | Last year, President Xi Jinping, pledged that China's CO2 emissions would peak before 2030, and China would become carbon neutral before 2060. | China has a track history of setting ambitious, nearly impossible goals and then achieving them—often before deadline—so this pledge is significant. Under the CPC, China has already created "an economic miracl…

Jonathan Cook (2021-11-19). "Honest mistakes": How the US and Israel justify the targeting and killing of civilians. dissidentvoice.org An "honest mistake" is buying your partner the wrong perfume or copying someone into an email chain by accident. It is not firing a drone missile at a car, killing 10 civilians — and doing so when a small child was clearly visible moments earlier. And yet, a supposedly "independent" Pentagon inquiry this month claimed …

Alex MacDonald (2021-11-19). Poland-Belarus: One-year old Syrian boy latest to die on Europe's border. middleeasteye.net Poland-Belarus: One-year old Syrian boy latest to die on Europe's border | Death of Syrian child comes as hundreds of Iraqis are repatriated from Belarus-Poland border | Fri, 11/19/2021 – 12: 46 | Two graves of refugees who died trying to get to Poland are seen at the Muslim cemetery in Bohoniki on 18 November 2021 (AFP) | A one-year-old Syrian boy has become the latest death among migrants trap…

Staff (2021-11-19). Headlines for November 19, 2021. democracynow.org House to Vote on Build Back Better Act After Filibuster-Style Delay by Republican Leader, Julius Jones Granted Clemency Hours Before Scheduled Execution, Henry Montgomery, Sentenced to Life Term at 17, Leaves Angola Prison on Parole, Belarus Shelters Some Asylum Seekers on Polish Border, Deports Iraqi Refugees, As COVID Surges in Europe, Austria Orders New Lockdown and National Vaccine Mandate, 18,000 Cut Off by Flooding in British Columbia; Millions of Kenyans at Risk of Hunger Amid Drought, Amazon Deforestation in Brazil Hits 15-Year Peak; Indigenous Groups in Ecuador Oppose Mining Plans, Delhi School Shutdown…

Johanna Kichton (2021-11-19). People's Action on House Passage of President Biden's Build Back Better Act: Finish the Job. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released the following statement by Campaigns Director Sondra Youdelman after House Democrats passed President Biden's Build Back Better Act: "People's Action applauds the House passage of the Build Back Better Act, and now it's the Senate's turn to keep their end of the bargain. There is …

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2021-11-19). Overcoming House GOP leader's filibuster, House passes Biden's Build Back Better bill. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—After an 8-hour-32-minute filibuster/rant against it by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, D-Calif. the U.S. House finally passed Democratic President Joe Biden's Build Back Better plan early on Nov. 19. At times garbling his words, and at other times coming unhinged, McCarthy railed against anything and everything in Biden's 10-year $175-billion-yearly expansion of the frayed U.S. …

Staff (2021-11-19). Federal agency reveals long-term consequences of Biden bill. rt.com A non-partisan agency has estimated that US President Joe Biden's massive infrastructure and climate spending package would increase the country's budget deficit by some $367 billion. | In a development that may put some moderate Democrats on the fence, the Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan body in charge of estimating the cost of pending legislation, found that Biden's Build Back Better plan is likely to come at a heavy price for the US economy. | In its

Staff (2021-11-19). 19 November, Toulouse: Palestine Stand — Solidarity with the Hunger Strikers! samidoun.net Friday 19 November 2021 From 11 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. Metro Bagatelle — Toulouse, France Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/594854881756808 Friday November 19 from 11 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m., Collectif Palestine Vaincra is organizing a Palestine Stand at the exit of the Bagatelle metro in Toulouse in support of the 5 Palestinian prisoners currently on hunger strike for their release […] | The article

Prensa Latina (2021-11-19). Cuba is under attack on social media. liberationnews.org Rodríguez stressed that most of the toxic content that accompanies the tag promoting destabilization in Cuba originates in the United States and that there is no doubt about the viciousness and interference of imperialism against Cuba.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-19). How NAM Changed International Relations. libya360.wordpress.com ND Jayaprakash Image Courtesy: India Today Organised opposition to colonialism and imperialism began in the late 1920s, and Indian leaders, especially Jawaharlal Nehru, made significant contributions via the Non-Aligned Movement. The Belgrade Declaration, adopted at the first NAM Conference on 6 September 1961 and the McCloy-Zorin Accords on General and Complete Disarmament signed between the United States and the USSR…

teleSUR (2021-11-19). Maduro Calls on Venezuelans to Vote Against "US Imperialism" telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday called on the citizens of his country to vote this Sunday against North American imperialism, after demanding respect from the U.S. government for the electoral system of that South American nation. | Supporters of candidates who are supporters of the government of Nicolás Maduro on November 17, 2021, in Caracas…

Abdul Rahman (2021-11-19). Saudi attempts to play regional hegemon face tough resistance in Lebanon. peoplesdispatch.org Hezbollah's resistance to Israel and criticism of the war in Yemen has infuriated Saudi Arabia which is now using its economic leverage to punish the common Lebanese people at a time when they are going through the worst crisis in the history of the country since the civil war…

_____ (2021-11-19). After Ida, This Louisiana Tribe Is Organizing Its Own Recovery. popularresistance.org After the hurricane, the garden took on a new role as a staging ground for the tribe's disaster response to distribute supplies, coordinate mutual aid groups and help tribal members, who, along with other Native people in south Louisiana, were among the hardest hit. In the long run, Aronson hopes Yakani Ekelanna can combine these functions to become a sort of "laboratory"— a place for building tribal sovereignty and resilience against an uncertain future.

WSWS (2021-11-19). Australian PM touts sweeping character of AUKUS pact aimed at preparing war with China. wsws.org Morrison stressed that Australia's acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines was just one aspect of an all-sided alliance with Britain and the US, which will involve stepped-up military-intelligence collaboration across the board.

A Guest Author (2021-11-19). Staten Island, N.Y./Amazon unleashes cops on union organizers. workers.org Nov. 18 press release from Movement Media has been slightly edited. The militant mood of workers, whose increasing strikes and union drives are making headlines, erupted Nov. 11 during a union-busting, captive-audience meeting called by Amazon bosses at the company's Staten Island facilities. Chris Smalls, president of Amazon Labor Union, . . . |

a guest author (2021-11-19). Amazon unleashes cops on union organizers. workers.org Nov. 18 press release from Movement Media has been slightly edited. The militant mood of workers, whose increasing strikes and union drives are making headlines, erupted Nov. 11 during a union-busting, captive-audience meeting called by Amazon bosses at the company's Staten Island facilities. Chris Smalls, president of Amazon Labor Union, . . . |

WSWS (2021-11-19). Amazon Labor Union withdraws Staten Island certification petition. wsws.org In a half-year campaign that did not offer workers a true way forward, the ALU failed to gather the necessary minimum number of signatures to schedule an NLRB-sponsored union representation election at the Amazon warehouse complex on Staten Island.

Medea Benjamin (2021-11-19). Cubans More Excited About School Reopening Than Regime Change. orinocotribune.com By Medea Benjamin — Nov 16, 2021 | Even if they blame their government for mismanagement, corruption, and a system that stifles private enterprise, few fail to recognize the enormous impact of U.S. sanctions. | "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), pi…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-19). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

Tamara Nassar (2021-11-19). UAE rewards Israeli firms that supplied arms for Gaza massacre. electronicintifada.net Jordan deepens embrace of Tel Aviv, ignoring deep public opposition.

UnistotenCamp (2021-11-19). RCMP are Currently Raiding Gidimt'en Checkpoint! dissidentvoice.org RCMP are currently illegally invading Wet'suwet'en territory. They have moved in on both sides of Gidimt'en Checkpoint and at least 14 arrests have been made including legal observers, elders, and media. Watch and share the urgent call-out for support made by Sleydo below and take action! (Watch the video update) "This is Sleydo over here …

Dean Baker (2021-11-19). Did the Pharmaceutical Industry Buy Senator Sinema a Fluff Piece in the Washington Post? cepr.net That's what readers of the paper must be asking after seeing this piece on Friday morning. The headline of the piece features her quote, "no one tells me what to do," when in fact there is ample evidence that the pharmaceutical industry and rich contributors tell her exactly what to do. Sinema has made herself …

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-19). September Data Shows Countries Continue to Use Special Drawing Rights to Stabilize Their Economies and Address the Pandemic. cepr.net This post analyzes SDR holdings as reported by the IMF at the end of September and compares them to previous months' reports.

Steve Ellner (2021-11-19). US policy toward Venezuela was never about promoting democracy. canadiandimension.com President Donald Trump with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó at the White House. Photo by Evan Vucci. | Last year, then Special Representative Elliott Abrams declared that the Trump Administration was "working hard" to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Now Abrams (

_____ (2021-11-19). Big Oil Pays $192 Million To Extract Fossil Fuels From The Gulf. popularresistance.org The Biden administration went through with the largest offshore oil and gas lease sale in U.S. history Wednesday. In the controversial sale, major fossil-fuel companies including ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron and BP bid a total of $192 million for the rights to drill a stretch of the Gulf of Mexico that is about double the size of Florida, The AP reported. The amount offered is the second-highest total since bidding resumed in the Gulf of Mexico in 2017. The Biden administration has been widely criticized for allowing the sale to proceed even after President Joe Biden promised U.S. climate action during the COP26 ta…

_____ (2021-11-19). Fossil Fuel Companies Pay $192 Million To Extract Fossil Fuels From The Gulf Of Mexico. popularresistance.org The Biden administration went through with the largest offshore oil and gas lease sale in U.S. history Wednesday. In the controversial sale, major fossil-fuel companies including ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron and BP bid a total of $192 million for the rights to drill a stretch of the Gulf of Mexico that is about double the size of Florida, The AP reported. The amount offered is the second-highest total since bidding resumed in the Gulf of Mexico in 2017. The Biden administration has been widely criticized for allowing the sale to proceed even after President Joe Biden promised U.S. climate action during the COP26 ta…

_____ (2021-11-19). Governor Stitt Grants Julius Jones Clemency. popularresistance.org Julius Jones has been on death row in Oklahoma for 19 years for a 1999 murder he's always said he had no part in. Mr. Jones, who is represented by federal attorneys Dale Baich and Amanda Bass, was convicted and sentenced to death at the age of 19 and has now spent half his life in prison, waiting to be executed for a crime that new and compelling evidence suggests he didn't commit. On Nov. 18, 2021, Oklahoma Gov. Stitt grants Julius Jones life without parole hours before his 4 PM CST execution. Twice, the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board recommended that Mr. Jones be granted life with the possibility of parole, g…

_____ (2021-11-19). Indian Government Forced To Withdraw Farm Laws. popularresistance.org After fighting for almost a year, farmers in India finally won a victory against the three farms laws enacted by the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government last year. Prime minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday, November 19, that the three laws would be repealed and all legal processes related to the matter will be completed during the upcoming session of parliament.

_____ (2021-11-19). Nicaraguan Supreme Court Backs Possible Exit From The OAS. popularresistance.org The magistrates of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) of Nicaragua released this Wednesday the agreement which aligns with the Sovereign Declaration of the National Assembly of Nicaragua, which urged the Executive to leave the Organization of American States (OAS). The so-called agreement 126, issued in support of the Parliament, condemns the OAS's unjust actions in Nicaragua's internal affairs. The text was read by the acting secretary of the CSJ, Geraldo àÅreas Lacayo, who highlighted the independence of the Legislative, Executive, Judicial and Electoral powers, which coordinate harmoniously and subordina…

_____ (2021-11-19). On The Structure Of Kellogg's Corporate Control. popularresistance.org Workers at Kellogg's went on strike early October for the first time since 1972. It's now mid-November, snow is falling, and it's starting to get really cold outside. At the request of the company, workers briefly returned to the negotiating table in what turned out to be a corporate PR stunt for the annual shareholders' meeting. The Kellogg Company has shut them out, hired scabs, and still refuses to budge from their desire to make every community look more like the maquiladoras or sweatshops in Mexico, where they have been shifting North American production for decades.

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-19). Venezuela Condemns New EU Aggression Torpedoing 21N Elections. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, November 18, Venezuelan Minister for Foreign Affairs Félix Plasencia condemned a new aggression launched by the European Union (EU) against Venezuela, after it announced an extension of its illegal economic blockade against the people of Venezuela for one more year. | Through his Twitter account, the Foreign Minister stated that the extension of the blockade policy constitutes a new aggression against the Venezuelan people and an act of hostility on the part of the EU. | Plasencia condemned how, just a few days before the regional and municipal elections this Sunday, the EU regressed in its erratic…

Ann Brown (2021-11-19). Black America Celebrates As Oklahoma Governor Grants Clemency To Julius Jones, Was Pressured. moguldom.com Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt finally caved into mounting pressure from community activists, celebrities, local Black leaders and granted last-minute clemency to convicted murderer Julius Jones. Stitt commuted Jones' death sentence just hours before being executed for a 1999 murder Jones maintains he did not commit. Jones was convicted of the 1999 murder of Paul Howell during a …

Ann Brown (2021-11-19). Fact Check: Males In Iraq, Syria And North Korea Have Higher Life Expectancy Than Black American Men. moguldom.com The Gravel Institute tweeted on Nov. 17 that "Black men in the United States had a lower life expectancy in the first half of 2020, 68.3 years, than males in Syria, Uzbekistan, Iraq, and North Korea." But how true is it? The Gravel Institute is a progressive think tank that produces videos on history, economics, …

Ann Brown (2021-11-19). IRS Loads Enforcement Gun For Billions In Crypto Seizures In 2022, 93 Percent Of All Seizures Were Crypto In 2021. moguldom.com After seizing $3.5 billion worth of cryptocurrencies in 2021, the Internal Revenue Service is pulling out the big guns to seize even more in 2022. The 2021 seizures accounted for 93 percent of all the assets seized by tax enforcement that year, according to an IRS report published Nov. 18. And in 2022, the agency …

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-19). Office of Construction Company Contracted to Destroy the Atlanta Forest and Build Cop City Disrupted. itsgoingdown.org Report on recent march and disruption of construction firm hired to build the Cop City project which threatens to destroy the Atlanta Forest. From Defend the Atlanta Forest. On November 12, activists visited the offices of Reeves Young, the construction company responsible for recent bulldozing at the Old Atlanta Prison Farm. Reeves Young are under…

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-19). Support Grants Pass Students Arrested at Walk-Out Against Anti-Trans Group. itsgoingdown.org Statement from Siskiyou Abolition Project in support of youth who were recently arrested during student walk out in Grants Pass, Oregon. Siskiyou Abolition Project stands in solidarity with the hundreds of Grants Pass High School students who walked out during fifth period on Tuesday to protest the school district's reinstatement of two transphobic educators. Since…

Ben Chacko (2021-11-19). Indian farmers score victory as Modi retreats on pro-corporate farm laws. peoplesworld.org Indian farmers scored a spectacular victory Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi repealed three marketizing farm laws after 14 months of mass struggle. The laws, passed late last year, deregulated the sale of food across state borders, legalized private stockpiling and speculation in foodstuffs, and removed price controls, effectively marketizing the sector and threatening food …

Ben Imbus, Patrick Gallegos (2021-11-19). Indigenous families in Farmington, NM, demand justice. liberationnews.org MMIR will continue to fight for change so that missing loved ones can find justice, and so that those who are still here can have confidence that their future will be safe.

Brittani Banks (2021-11-19). Why an Army of Union Workers and Other Activists Coalesced Around America's Infrastructure Bill. independentmediainstitute.org Donneta Williams and her coworkers at the Corning plant in Wilmington, North Carolina, hail from different backgrounds and hold diverse views. But just as they team up on the production floor to make top-quality products powering the internet, they banded together to push for a long-overdue infrastructure program that's destined to lift up their community …

Brittani Banks (2021-11-19). What China Learned From U.S. Capitalism's Development. independentmediainstitute.org U.S. capitalism was, in certain ways, the world's most successful capitalism until recently. Better than the capitalist systems of Britain, Germany, and Japan, U.S. capitalism avoided two key traps. First, it found a remarkable way to manage the capitalist-worker class struggle for a long time before it lost that capacity. The United States also found …

Brittani Banks (2021-11-19). Wisconsin Is the New Ground Zero for 2020 Election Deniers. independentmediainstitute.org As COVID-19 swept the country in March 2020, Wisconsin's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to postpone the April 7 presidential primary. But Republican state legislators aligned with President Trump and denying the severity of COVID-19 sneered, sued, and won in court hours before the polls were to open. That fray left Wisconsin's 1,850 municipal clerks …

Brittani Banks (2021-11-19). The Georgia Way: How to Win Elections. independentmediainstitute.org In late 2020, the Independent Media Institute's Voting Booth project went to Georgia to cover the U.S. Senate runoffs. Across the state, extraordinary efforts were being made to reach voters of color, especially those outside metro Atlanta. A new e-book, co-authored by Voting Booth's Steven Rosenfeld, is an oral history of that grassroots organizing. "The …

Corene Kendrick (2021-11-19). We Are Holding Arizona Accountable for the Needless Suffering and Deaths of Incarcerated People. aclu.org A prison sentence should not mean people lose fundamental human rights such as access to health care or humane conditions of confinement. In Arizona, after almost a decade of broken promises, the ACLU, the Prison Law Office, and their co-counsel are in court proving that state prison officials continue to disregard their constitutional obligations to incarcerated people. | In 2012, the ACLU National Prison Project, the ACLU of Arizona, the Prison Law Office, the Arizona Center for Disability Law, and the law firm of Perkins Coie filed a class action lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) i…

Danny Shaw (2021-11-19). Book Review: 'Is Russia Fascist?' Fails to Debunk Western Misinformation. towardfreedom.org Behind a veneer of so-called academic objectivity on Russia, French historian Marlene Laruelle directly and indirectly propagandizes on behalf of U.S. imperialist interests, which seek to encroach upon and control Ukraine, Crimea and the entire landmass that was the Soviet Union.

Danny Shaw (2021-11-19). Book Review: Is Russia Fascist? Fails to Debunk Western Misinformation. towardfreedom.org Behind a veneer of so-called academic objectivity on Russia, French historian Marlene Laruelle directly and indirectly propagandizes on behalf of U.S. imperialist interests, which seek to encroach upon and control Ukraine, Crimea and the entire landmass that was the Soviet Union.

Ed Rampell (2021-11-19). L.A.'s biggest film festival returns with great anti-racist films. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—The AFI Fest returned to Hollywood for live, in-person screenings and events, although there was also a virtual component for watching many of the feature, documentary, short, indie, studio, and foreign productions that Los Angeles' largest annual film festival presented in 2021. Some of the screenings were accompanied by talent who introduced and/or spoke …

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-11-19). What does this time of year spell for exploited people? anchor.fm The holidays are coming and that means cold weather, rain and snow, sleet and hail, and freezing temperatures cold enough to kill. People need homes, people need clothes, people need food, but most importantly, people need a new Society!

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-19). Apple Resets Electric Car Strategy, Car Will Be Ready In 2025. moguldom.com Apple is resetting its electric car strategy to focus on creating a fully autonomous, self-driving vehicle. The company is aiming to have the car ready by 2025, Bloomberg reported. According to the report, the company has considered two different approaches to creating their car over the last two years. They included the fully autonomous approach …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-19). Researcher: Bitcoin Creator's Identity Is Not A Mystery, It's Canadian Cryptographer James A. Donald. moguldom.com There's been speculation about the true bitcoin creator's identity — who's only known only by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto — since the cryptocurrency was first introduced. Now one researcher now believes he's cracked the case. Quantum Economics' Director of GameFi Research Gerald Votta said bitcoin's true creator is Canadian cryptographer James A. Donald. Votta revealed …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-19). 21N Electoral Campaign Ends: Venezuelan Political Forces Ready for Elections. orinocotribune.com In the midst of a process of economic recovery following the blows inflicted by the United States and the European Union's criminal blockade, Venezuelan political parties complied with the close of the electoral campaign, and citizens prepared to participate in the regional and municipal mega-elections to be held on Sunday, November 21. | With multiple political rallies throughout the national territory, the revolutionary forces and all the opposition currents participated in the closing of their respective campaigns. | On this subject, the Samuel Robinson Institute for Original Thought, a research and analysis c…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-19). Diosdado Cabello has "Minor Suspicions" about EU Observation Mission. orinocotribune.com The head of PSUV's Aristóbulo Istúriz Campaign Command, Diosdado Cabello, spoke about the clues that possibly indicate, in his opinion, ulterior motives held by the delegation of electoral observers from the European Union (EU) deployed in Venezuela. | These considerations were issued by Cabello, the Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), during his radio and television program Con el Mazo Dando, broadcast each Wednesday. On the program, Cabello expressed his doubts regarding the electoral observers mission from the European Union. | "We have the minor suspicion that the European Union…

Lee Gloster, Andrew Wright (2021-11-19). Kellogg's workers stand strong as cereal strike stretches on. peoplesworld.org BATTLE CREEK, Mich.—Last month, 1,400 Kellogg's cereal workers went on strike. Their job action came after bargaining over pay, lengthy work days, and benefits hit a wall. Negotiations had been going on for over a year at that point. The strike has included workers from plants in Michigan, Tennessee, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania. President of the …

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-11-19). University of California lecturers win major gains in contract. peoplesworld.org BERKELEY, Calif. — There were supposed to be picket lines. Lecturers — some 6,500 contingent faculty members who teach a third of undergraduate courses on the University of California's 10 campuses — went to sleep Tuesday night expecting to come out early next day with their picket signs and launch a two-day strike pressing the …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-19). AFT hits right-wing bounty offer targeting NH teachers. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —A right-wing group's offer of a $500 bounty for turning in New Hampshire teachers who instruct students about racism and sexism, and especially critical race theory, has angered the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and upset the state's School Administrators affiliate, too. The controversy in the Granite State has mushroomed so much that even …

Peter Certo (2021-11-19). In OtherWords: November 24, 2021. otherwords.org We're off for Thanksgiving this week, so I hope these recent favorites can tide you over. | If you missed them, Domenica Ghanem's explainer on inflation and Scott Klinger's on…

Project Censored (2021-11-19). Reassessing the Legacy and Power of DC Hardcore. projectcensored.org by Mischa Geracoulis Premised on the idea that the development, experience, and messaging of music are indivisible from geography and chronology, Shayna L. Maskell, professor in the College of Humanities…

Ray Milici (2021-11-19). Remembering union brother Jimmy Hooks. peoplesworld.org I was thinking about my good friend Jimmy Hooks on Veterans Day this year. My fellow Union Brother was known as just plain "Hooks" by friends and co-workers at Yale New Haven Hospital. "Hey Hooks, what's going on?" "I'm thinking about taking the grill cook job over in the New Haven cafeteria." "Why, what's wrong …

Staff (2021-11-19). CNE Extends International Observer Plan for 21N Elections. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, November 18, the president of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, reported that the electoral authority has extended its international observation, oversight, and accompaniment plan to some 300 individuals from 55 countries, including four observation missions deployed throughout the country. | This was announced during a meeting with the diplomatic corps accredited in the country, in which Calzadilla offered a report on the activities carried out by CNE rectors since the call for the November 21 regional and municipal elections was issued. | He also noted that 87 organiza…

Dr. Konstantin Asmolov (2021-11-19). South Korean Seongnamgate: Will There be a Sequel? asia-pacificresearch.com

Nancy Robles (2021-11-19). Trabajadores de comida rápida en California abandonan el trabajo para exigir dignidad. liberationnews.org Los trabajadores de comida rápida en California se pusieron en huelga el 9 de Nov. en al menos cinco ciudades incluyendo Sacramento, Oakland, San Diego, San José y Los àÅngeles.

Paulo Cabral (2021-11-19). Is a COVID-19 vaccine nasal spray in our future? america.cgtn.com In the ongoing fight against COVID-19 – work goes on to find even more effective vaccines and therapeutics.

Michael Sainato (2021-11-19). U.S. School Bus Drivers in Nationwide Strikes over Poor Pay and Covid Risk. zcomm.org U.S. school bus drivers in nationwide strikes over poor pay and Covid risk Drivers are left 'begging for better pay' even as the school bus driver shortage is worsening in the new school year…

Juan Carlos Junio (2021-11-19). Argentina — Los retos del futuro. globalizacion.ca Habrá mucho que procesar críticamente sobre el resultado de las elecciones legislativas de cara al futuro, pero los guarismos inesperados de las PASO condicionaban la interpretación política del pronunciamiento de ayer. El Frente de Todos logró, a partir de la…

Staff (2021-11-19). Comedian Ron Placone talks cancel culture on Tara Reade's RT podcast. rt.com Slaying sacred cows is a comedian's job, funnyman Ron Placone told Tara Reade on RT's podcast, and being offensive goes with the territory. | 'Cancel culture' and its impact on comedy is once again in the news thanks to the furore over Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special. In the latest episode of 'The Politics of Survival,' Placone told Reade how thanks to the ubiquity of social media, it's never been easier for people to complain about jokes they don't like. | Read more | | "I remember somebody,…

teleSUR (2021-11-19). Venezuelan Gov't Denounces Terrorist Actions Planned from Spain. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan Government denounced to Spain's authorities there are terrorists groups in Spanish territory planning violent actions against this South American nation, Foreign Minister Felix Plasencia made public on Friday. | The Venezuelan Government revealed that fugitive from justice William Ricardo Sanchez, who is in Spain and is connected to far-right leader Leopoldo Lopez was the administrator and financier of the recent attack on the CNE warehouse.

Cecilia Vergara Mattei (2021-11-19). Chile: Silencio electoral, nerviosismo, cierre de campañas y propuestas. globalizacion.ca La medianoche del jueves finalizó el periodo legal para hacer campañas de cara a las elecciones presidenciales del domingo 21, donde si bien se asegura que el cenroizquierdista Gabriel Boric pasará a la segunda vuelta, no se sabe quién será…

Jim McIlroy (2021-11-19). Modern day farm work slavery under challenge. greenleft.org.au Seasonal fruit pickers are systemically exploited and underpaid. Now several unions are mounting a challenge to this state of affairs. Jim McIlroy reports.

Andrew Emett (2021-11-19). City of Aurora agrees to pay $15M settlement after police killed innocent man. nationofchange.org "Ms. McClain raised Elijah as a single mother and his death has left an enormous void in her life."

teleSUR (2021-11-19). Venezuelan Parties Close Campaigns in Peace and Tolerance. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, political organizations closed their campaigns before the subnational elections to be held on November 21. Both supporters of the Bolivarian Revolution and opposition parties called on citizens to participate in the elections. This call was made in dozens of political events that took place in peace and tolerance as both sides shared public spaces in Caracas and other large cities. | RELATED: | Currently, aroun…

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