2021-11-23: News Headlines

Ann Brown (2021-11-23). Armed New Black Panther Party At Ahmaud Arbery Trial: We Need Undercover Hitmen To Go After Them. moguldom.com Armed protesters, many fully masked and carrying assault rifles, rallied on Nov. 22 outside the Georgia courthouse where the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial is taking place. The groups claimed to be from the New Black Panther Party and the New Black Liberation Militia. The New Black Panther Party is a Black nationalist organization founded in Dallas, Texas, …

Evan Branan (2021-11-23). Ahmaud Arbery: Will the courts deliver yet another racist miscarriage of justice? liberationnews.org The jury has now begun its deliberations in the trial of the killers of Ahmaud Arbery — whose racist murder in Glynn County, Georgia in February 2020 helped ignite last years nationwide uprising.

teleSUR (2021-11-23). Jury Begins Deliberation In US African American Death Trial. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, a twelve-member jury in Georgia began deliberating on the trial against three white men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery, an African-American who was playing sports in Brunswick in 2020. | RELATED: | Judge Timothy Walmley explained to jurors what rules they must follow to determine whether defendants are guilty of nine criminal charges, including a murder charge that could carry life in prison. Previously, however, civil rights activ…

WSWS (2021-11-23). Closing arguments presented in murder trial of the three men who killed Ahmaud Arbery. wsws.org Cobb County prosecutor Linda Dunikoski demolished the claims of the three defendants that they killed Arbery in self-defense during a citizen's arrest.

Staff (2021-11-23). Headlines for November 23, 2021. democracynow.org Jury to Decide Fate of Three White Men Charged With Murdering Black Jogger Ahmaud Arbery, Yemeni Protesters Condemn U.S. Support for Saudi-Led War and Blockade, Senators Move to Block Biden's Planned $650M Weapons Sale to Saudi Arabia, U.S. COVID-19 Cases Surge Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday, Israel Arrests Relatives of Palestinian Man Behind Jerusalem Attack, El Salvador President Plans "Bitcoin City" as Government Cracks Down on NGOs, Driver of SUV That Plowed into Wisconsin Parade Has Record of Domestic Violence, Trump Allies Roger Stone and Alex Jones Subpoenaed by January 6th Panel, U.S. Added to List of "Bac…

Martha Grevatt (2021-11-23). John Deere strikers win against concessions. workers.org After a month-long strike, workers at 14 John Deere plants and warehouses are returning to work. Their new contract, ratified with 61% support, is a big improvement over the first two contracts a majority of the workers had rejected. The United Auto Workers represents 10,100 Deere workers in Iowa, Illinois, . . . |

Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-23). America's "Long War" against the Korean Nation. dissidentvoice.org 1. US War Crimes committed against the Korean Nation (1950-53) "Fire and Fury" was not invented by Donald Trump. It is a concept deeply embedded in US military doctrine. It has characterized US military interventions since the end of World War II. What distinguishes Trump from his predecessors in the White House is his political narrative at the …

Ann Brown (2021-11-23). Tamir Rice's Mother Says US Should Be 'Overthrown' Following Rittenhouse Verdict. moguldom.com Many Black Americans are upset by the Nov. 19 "not guilty" verdict for gunman Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old who shot and killed two people and injured a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest. Protesters gathered in Kenosha after Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot multiple times and paralyzed by …

Chauncey K. Robinson (2021-11-23). Rittenhouse verdict: Justice served for the right wing. peoplesworld.org

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-11-23). Racist acquittedThe people's verdict: GUILTY! workers.org After a trial thoroughly tainted by racism, on Nov. 19 a jury acquitted white supremacist Kyle Rittenhouse on all counts in the murder of two people and shooting of a third at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Aug. 25, 2020. That rally was protesting the shooting of . . . |

Moderator (2021-11-23). A Land Where Justice is a Game. scheerpost.com A Kyle Rittenhouse supporter holds a sign in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sept. 1, 2020. (Lightburst — By Ron Jacobs / Another right-wing vigilante walks free in the USA. The fact that I was even mildly hopeful Kyle Rittenhouse would get some prison time only proves my eternal optimism. Once again, that optimism w…

The Socialist Program (2021-11-23). "Justice" in America: Rittenhouse Acquitted, Racist Vigilantes Can Kill with Impunity. liberationnews.org Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss how the menace of racist vigilante violence received a dramatic boost by the U.S. court system with the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on all charges. They also discuss how protesters took to the streets in outraged response to the verdict, the victory of pro-Revolution candidates in the Venezuelan election, the latest Jan. 6 attack court developments, demonstrations worldwide against U.S. intervention in Ethiopia, resistance to the coup in Sudan, and more.

Fight Back (2021-11-23). 1500 rally and march in Chicago against Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – A front banner read, "Stop white supremacy" as people hit the street in Chicago's Loop on November 20 to condemn the injustice in the court in Kenosha, Wisconsin the day before. A jury complying with the instructions by a racist judge sent the message that white racists and police can kill with impunity while African Americans and other oppressed nationalities can be killed, tortured and jailed without justification. | The Black and Latino youth leading the march were outraged and confrontational with Chicago police when they pressed in on the march at its end. | The rally was called by the Chicago…

Fight Back (2021-11-23). Jacksonville demands DOJ charge Rittenhouse, stop racist vigilantism. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – Around 80 people gathered at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Jacksonville, November 20 after the acquittal of racist vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse, demanding the Department of Justice file civil rights charges. Organized by the Jacksonville Community Action Committee, they were joined by Florida State Representative Angie Nixon (who spoke), members of the Northside Coalition of Jacksonville, UNF SDS, Take Em Down Jax, Florida Rising, DSA Jax, Our Revolution along with other community members and activists. | The rally was started with chants of, "Do your job, DOJ, don't let Kyle get away" along wi…

Fight Back (2021-11-23). Milwaukee protest says: "Indict, convict, send Kyle Rittenhouse to jail!" fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Just after noon on November 20, over 120 people gathered at Red Arrow Park downtown to condemn the "innocent on all charges" verdict in the trial of vigilante murderer Kyle Rittenhouse. The protest was called for and organized by the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, UW-Milwaukee Students for a Democratic Society, and the Wisconsin district of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. All three groups had a presence on the ground in Kenosha last summer in the midst of the uprising. | The rally began at Red Arrow Park, but organizers quickly took the streets with the gathered…

Fight Back (2021-11-23). Colorado Springs activists hold vigil for victims of Rittenhouse. fightbacknews.org Colorado Springs, CO – On the evening of November 21, activists from Colorado Springs gathered on the steps of City Hall to hold a candlelight vigil for Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum. Huber and Rosenbaum were in Kenosha, Wisconsin, protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake, when they were gunned down by right-wing vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse in August of 2020. | After the righteous uprising in Kenosha after the brutal shooting of Jacob Blake in August 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse took it upon himself to cross state lines and arm himself with an AR-15 with the intent of maiming or killing protesters. Despite a multitud…

Olivia Rosane (2021-11-23). Build Back Better Act passes House with most ambitious climate provisions in U.S. history. nationofchange.org The legislation still needs to pass the Senate to make a difference.

_____ (2021-11-23). Ethiopia: Abiy Will Lead Army In Anti-TPLF Struggle 'From The Battlefront'. popularresistance.org In a Monday statement, the Ethiopian head of government said he would "lead the fight from tomorrow onwards," calling on all Ethiopians to unite in defense of their country and on all Black people across the world to defend Ethiopia in the spirit of pan-Africanism. | "Starting tomorrow, I will mobilize to the front to lead the defense forces," Abiy said in the release. "Those who want to be among the Ethiopian children who will be hailed by history, rise up for your country today. Let's meet at the front." | "We are now in the final stages of saving Ethiopia," he added. "Our enemies are attacking us on the outsid…

Editor (2021-11-23). Anti-communism, anti-Blackness, and imperialism. mronline.org In this talk prepared for the Albuquerque Anti-War Coalition's Anti-Communism & Imperialism panel discussion, Dr. Charisse Burden Stelly discusses how anti-communism and anti-Blackness are intrinsically intertwined structures of white supremacist and capitalist control.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-23). Unions weigh in for reproductive rights in key Mississippi case. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—When it comes to defending women's reproductive rights, there's no question where the nation's union women stand: 100% for their sisters and against the mostly male repressive forces who would strip those rights away. Which is why the Coalition of Labor Union Women and individual unions, including the four largest, joined friend-of-the-court briefs on the …

Staff (2021-11-23). Cuba rechaza inclusión del país en el informe del Departamento de Estado sobre trata de personas. cubadebate.cu El ministro de Justicia de Cuba, Oscar Silvera Martínez, rechazó la inclusión injustificada y discriminatoria de la Isla en el Informe de Trata de Personas, elaborado por el Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos. "Es inaceptable que EE. UU. acuse a Cuba de fomentar la trata de personas o la práctica de la esclavitud", puntualizó.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-23). NATO launches war games in Latvia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Latvia Kickstarts The NATO Baltic Winter Shield 2021 Military Exercises The annual international military exercises of NATO Baltic Winter Shield 2021, kicked off in Latvia on Monday and will witness the Baltic state's military along with allied forces bolster their combat capabilities. The collaborative exercise will include military personnel from Land Force Mechanised Infantry Brigade, …

WSWS (2021-11-23). Weeks after sellout of Seattle carpenters strike, union officials ousted over corruption allegations. wsws.org The Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters was put under trusteeship shortly after ending a three-week strike by Washington state construction workers, who rejected four consecutive sellout agreements.

_____ (2021-11-23). Biden-Xi Summit Only Confirms Unending Competition. journal-neo.org While the apparent purpose of the long awaited Biden-Xi virtual summit was to normalise increasing tensions between China and the US, the summit has only confirmed that there is no effective, institutional scaling down from the growing competition either in the economic/technological field or in the geo-political arena. Perhaps, no other issue better illustrates the …

_____ (2021-11-23). Details of the Economic Relations Between PRC and South Korea in 2021. journal-neo.org The economic interaction between the ROK and the PRC during the reviewed period represented several overlapping trends. On the one hand, Beijing continues to act against companies involved in deploying US missile defense in South Korea. It restrains the penetration of South Korean cultural content into the country (mainly as part of the overall strategy …

_____ (2021-11-23). Wall Street's Diabolical Plan to Financialize All Nature. journal-neo.org It's called a Natural Asset Company. With it the New York Stock Exchange has unveiled the most radical and potentially most destructive plan yet to make literally trillions of dollars on something that is the natural right and heritage of the entire human race—nature itself, all nature, from air, fresh water to rainforests to even …

_____ (2021-11-23). Washington's Neo-Colonial Policy in Syria. journal-neo.org The use of armies and mercenaries to support colonial commercial projects has become the standard of US behavior. And this is particularly evident due to the actions of Washington in Syria. The US, supported by its army and its many thousands of private military companies (PMCs), continues to loot the country, its energy resources, artifacts, …

_____ (2021-11-23). Activist Interview: The Life Force, And The 'Pipe Filled With Poison'. popularresistance.org Shay Lynn Sampson is determined she won't be telling her children what salmon used to taste like or what it was like to live close to their land. She is one of the Indigenous people preventing Coastal GasLink (CGL) from running a pipeline under Wedzin Kwa (Morice River), the pristine water source for the Wet'suwet'en and their close downstream allies, the Gitxsan. | Twenty-two-year-old Sampson spoke to me on November 8 from behind a blockade inside a "Tiny House," purposely built with many other structures to shelter the people putting their bodies on the line to stop the project. Sampson is also the youth engage…

_____ (2021-11-23). Five Reasons Why The Left Won In Venezuela. popularresistance.org For the first time in four years, every major opposition party in Venezuela participated in elections. For the fifth time in four years, the left won in a landslide. Voters elected 23 governors, 335 mayors, 253 state legislators and 2,471 municipal councilors. The governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) won at least 19 of 23 governorships (one race remains too close to call) and the Caracas mayoralty in the November 21 "mega-elections." Of the 335 mayoral races, the vote count has been completed in 322 of them, with PSUV and its coalition taking 205, opposition coalitions 96 and other parties 21. Ove…

_____ (2021-11-23). How To Fight For A Better World When Hope Feels Scarce. popularresistance.org This question of what we do doesn't exactly feel like it gets at the heaviness that's in me, that's in us. I've spent the last three years asking, in the face of enormous difficulty, "What do we do now?" and I've learned that coming up with a smart answer to that question may offer some high for a period of time, but it's pretty clear it can't sustain us. | I think that's because the significance of what we're staring down doesn't just beg questions about potential shifts in strategic emphasis, it also raises much deeper questions about what we do when hope is scarce. What do we do when it's quite reasonable to b…

_____ (2021-11-23). Media's Anti-'Woke' Mania Moves Social Justice To The Fringe. popularresistance.org This parade of anti-woke pieces is part of an ongoing crisis of legitimacy at the Journal. As the Columbia Journalism Review (Fall/21) noted, nearly 300 news-side employers in July 2020 signed a letter to the paper's publisher "complaining about a 'lack of fact-checking and transparency' on the editorial page," which "was undercutting the paper's credibility and making it difficult to recruit and retain journalists of color." The "anti-woke" backlash serves as a prime illustration: The editors are eager to attach a current buzzword about race and gender anxiety to any issue they can, no matter how much a stretch,…

_____ (2021-11-23). The Imperial Legacy Of Climate Change. popularresistance.org The student movement is no stranger to protests and direct action. From marching against South African apartheid to fighting for justice for workers, students have a long history of daring to reimagine the world we want to live in and uncompromisingly working towards it. Perhaps it is unsurprising then that students and young people are once more at the forefront of a campaign—one fighting for climate justice and our very ability to exist. | For several decades we have been told that our individual actions alone can reverse the climate crisis. The truth is paper straws and bags for life cannot compensate fo…

_____ (2021-11-23). Venezuela: Chavismo Wins Governorships In 20 Of 23 States. popularresistance.org Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) President Pedro Calzadilla reported a 41.80 percent turnout in Sunday's Subnational elections. | Having counted 90.21 percent of the ballots cast in the elections, Calzadilla reaffirmed that the elections took place in a peaceful environment. | The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) candidates hold leads in 20 out of 23 states for the governor's race. | Meanwhile, the opposition coalition United Democratic Table (MUD) candidates secured a lead in the Cojedes and Zulia states. Neighbors Force (FV) party secured the other governor post for opposition sectors in t…

_____ (2021-11-23). World Misses Israel's Hebrew-Language Incitement Against Palestinians. popularresistance.org Zionist incitement against Palestinians is at an all-time high but you wouldn't know it by reading the international press because it is all done in Hebrew. The violent, racist-supremacist discourse that takes place in the Israeli media and among Israeli politicians is also done in Hebrew and so it gets little or no attention. And so, as the world remains comfortably numb, the Zionist apartheid state is wiping Palestine — or what remains of it — off the face of the earth. The intent is to push Palestinians out of their homes, to take their land, to erase their history, and eventually, to come to the m…

Amanda Mills (2021-11-23). Humpbacks, endangered for the last 25 years, are returning in record numbers. nationofchange.org "2021 has been a banner year for female humpbacks coming into the Salish Sea with new calves."

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-23). Jorge Rodríguez Pushes for Dialogue with Opposition. orinocotribune.com The president of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez, highlighted the importance of including other opposing political actors in the dialogue process, a gesture which was clearly a reference to the Democratic Alliance and Fuerza Vecinal [Neighborhood Force] parties. | During a press conference at Venezuela's Legislative Palace, Jorge Rodríguez stressed that when the government speaks of dialogue or of the necessity of different perspectives convening to share their proposals, it must include the political forces who were supported during the elections of November 21. | "As it happens, other opp…

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-23). These 5 Gubernatorial Candidates Received the Most Votes in Venezuela's 21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com In the early hours of the morning of Monday, November 22, Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) presented the first report of the regional and municipal elections, revealing the governors of each of Venezuela's states and which candidates received the most votes. | At that moment, CNE had received 90.2% of the minutes containing voting data, and the first official bulletin emerged. The elections had a voter turnout of 41.8%, equivalent to 8.1 million citizens, significantly higher than the 30.5% turnout recorded for 2020's parliamentary elections. | In this first report the president of the CNE, Pedro Calz…

Ann Brown (2021-11-23). Roland Martin Switches Up, Tells Bougie Buffers: Too Many Of Us Are Satisfied With Democratic Party, Stayed At Obama Parade All 8 Years. moguldom.com Veteran journalist Roland Martin has long been a proud and loyal Democrat. He publicly urged Black people to support Democratic candidates in major elections from President Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton in her 2016 bid for the White House. But now he seems to have flipped and flopped on the Democratic National Committee. Martin is …

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-23). Anarchist Prisoner Dan Baker Moved to Tennessee; Addresses Supporters; "Please Send Letters and Books to Read!" itsgoingdown.org Anarchist prisoner Dan Baker issues a statement after being moved to a facility in Memphis, Tennessee. View below how to send books and donations to Baker. Listen to a discussion on This Is America about his case. Dan's Amazon Wishlist HERE Pay Pal: DanBakerDonations@gmail.com Hello Everyone! This is a group message to all my friends…

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-23). Detention is a Crisis: Take Down Prison Profiteers! itsgoingdown.org In the wake of more jaw-dropping revelations about the Heartland Alliance in Chicago, local abolitionists call for continued actions. On Saturday, November 20, around 3: 30 PM, a teenager risked his life when he went out a fourth-floor window in an attempt to escape a Heartland Alliance detention facility at 3500 S Giles Ave. He was…

Ben Chacko (2021-11-23). Sudanese army reinstates prime minister, but left warns against new power-sharing deal. peoplesworld.org

Ben Norton (2021-11-23). Venezuela's socialists win elections in landslide — so US tries to discredit them. thegrayzone.com The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) won the November 21 mega-elections in a landslide, getting more votes in 20 of 23 states and the capital Caracas. So the US government responded by trying to discredit the vote. Venezuelan journalist Diego Sequera speaks about the elections, the historic victory of the ruling party of President Nicolás Maduro, and Washington's attempt to de-legitimize the process. The US State Department published a statement attacking Venezuela's elections, claiming they were "flawed" and that …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-11-23). Totalitarian Cyber-Creep: Mark Zuckerberg in the Metaverse. dissidentvoice.org Never leave matters of maturity to the Peter Panners of Silicon Valley. At their most benign, they are easily dismissed as potty and keyboard mad. At their worst, their fantasies assume the noxious, demonic forms that reduce all users of their technology to units of information and flashes of data. Such boys (they are mostly …

Climate Nexus (2021-11-23). Boston mayor Michelle Wu divests city funds from fossil fuels. peoplesworld.org In her first major policy action, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu signed an ordinance on Monday to divest public funds from fossil fuels. The measure prohibits public investment in any financial instrument deriving more than 15% of its revenue from fossil fuels, as well as from tobacco products or jail or prison facilities. "Boston, as a finance hub, is …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-23). After No Regulatory Enforcement On Big Tech And Silicon Valley Under Obama, Bezos Sends $100M To Obama Foundation. moguldom.com Amazon billionaire CEO Jeff Bezos has donated $100 million to the Barack Obama Foundation, which is building a presidential library on the South Side of Chicago. The size of the gift is raising fresh questions about Obama's close ties to Silicon Valley during his eight years as president and what some see as a lack …

Ed Rampell (2021-11-23). AFI Fest features the reel and the real Little Tramp, Charlie Chaplin. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—My favorite film at AFI this year was The Real Charlie Chaplin, co-directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney, who co-wrote the almost 2-hour biopic with Oliver Kindeberg. The highest compliment I can pay this documentary that traces the rise and fall and rise of the eponymous screen comic is that it is worthy …

Editor2 (2021-11-23). Sudan's Anti-Coup Protesters Reject Agreement to Reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. orinocotribune.com By agreeing to pick a new cabinet of technocrats devoid of all representation from civilian political parties, PM Hamdok has lost support of all sections of the protesters and most political parties | In Sudan, a 14-point agreement was signed between army chief and coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and deposed prime minister Abdalla Hamdok. The deal has secured an agreement to release all political prisoners arrested since the coup. However, the ministers of the dissolved government, who will be released if the agreement is honored, will not return to the cabinet. The PM is to form a new cabinet made up only of…

Editor (2021-11-23). What role does the military play in climate change? mronline.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.

Editor (2021-11-23). Editorial: °Viva la Revolución Cubana! workers.org Cuando el 8 de enero de 1959, un triunfante Fidel Castro entró en La Habana, llamó a los revolucionarios cubanos a "acomodarse a los objetivos pacíficos de la Revolución". Habló con una paloma blanca en el hombro, un símbolo asociado a Fidel durante toda su larga vida. La gente muestra . . . |

Helena Sheehan (2021-11-23). Helena Sheehan — 'Science and Technology Studies: A Marxist Narrative'. mronline.org The author of several books, including the definitive study 'Marxism and the Philosophy of Science: A Critical History', Professor Sheehan traces the historical entanglements of Science and Technology Studies with Marxist thought, as well as her own biography as a scholar and activist.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-23). NAM: How the Military-Industrial Complex Sidelined Peace and Disarmament. libya360.wordpress.com ND Jayaprakash The untiring efforts of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Indonesian President Sukarno, Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, and Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah, salvaged the objects and purpose of the Bandung Conference in 1961. That year, 25 countries—eleven each from Asia and Africa and Yugoslavia, Cuba, and Cyprus—formed the Non-Aligned Movement…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-23). Social Policy in Africa: The Root Causes of Social Problems. libya360.wordpress.com Anna Wolkenhauer Anna Wolkenhauer commends a new book, Social Policy in the African Context, edited by ROAPE's Jimi Adesina, which rescues social policy from the assault of neoliberalism by carving out the necessary space for sovereign and transformative policymaking that can tackle the "root causes" of social problems. With its timely and important intervention into the…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-23). Malcolm X's Daughter, Malikah Shabazz, Found Dead In Brooklyn. moguldom.com Malikah Shabazz — one of the twin daughters of revolutionary civil rights activist Malcolm X and wife Dr. Betty Shabazz — was found dead in her Brooklyn home Monday, Nov. 22. She was 56. The youngest of Malcolm X's daughters, Shabazz was found unconscious by her daughter, according to ABC7NY. Authorities have said they are …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-23). Actor Wendell Pierce Explains Why He Left US For London: Political Violence. moguldom.com Actor and entrepreneur Wendell Pierce tweeted about why he left the United States to live abroad in London — and he didn't mince words or hold back when describing his belief that his native country has devolved into violent chaos. "I'm home in America for the month of November. I have lived abroad for 4 …

Javier Sierra (2021-11-23). La humanidad en la cuerda floja. peoplesworld.org La humanidad camina por una cuerda floja climática. La Conferencia sobre Cambio Climático COP26 ofreció una vez más tender una red que nos salve de caer en un punto atmosférico sin retorno. Lamentablemente, el ejército de cabilderos de la industria de combustibles sucios asistentes a la cumbre y sus aliados en el poder hicieron todo …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-23). Venezuela's CNE Issues 2nd Report: PSUV Sweeps Vast Majority of Mayoralties. orinocotribune.com This Monday, November 22, the president of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, issued results from the municipal elections that were held, alongside regional elections, across the country on November 21. | "For the positions of mayors, we have 322 of the 335 positions in dispute, 322 of these can be judged. Of these, 205 are for the PSUV, 59 to MUD, 37 to the Democratic Alliance, and 21 to other parties and alliances," Calzadilla said. | On the regional level, the leadership of 18 state governments were won by President Maduro's United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), while candida…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-23). 3 Things To Know About Rampant Zelle Bank Transfer Scam: How To Protect Yourself. moguldom.com A new scam targeting Zelle users shows how easy it is for hackers to steal your money using quick mobile banking payment apps. Customers have reported losing thousands of dollars in seconds on Zelle-supported banking apps. It starts with an innocent-looking text warning about fraud in your bank account, then a conniving phone call. Zelle …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-23). Feds Target BlockFi DeFi Lending Product. moguldom.com Crypto exchange BlockFi Inc. is being scrutinized by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its popular decentralized finance (DeFi) lending product that lets users deposit Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and earn interest on their holdings. Regulatory actions have been taken against BlockFi in five states — New Jersey, Alabama, Kentucky, Vermont and Texas …

KWORINOCO (2021-11-23). CEELA: Venezuela's Electoral Process Met International Standards. orinocotribune.com After the results from this Sunday's elections in Venezuela were announced, the leader of the main international election observation group in Latin America released a report in which it concluded that the electoral process met both the Constitution and international standards. | The President of the Council of Electoral Experts of Latin America (CEELA), Nicanor Moscoso, reported this Monday, November 22, that after being in Venezuela for more than two months, he can conclude on behalf of the organization he represents, that the voting system was correctly audited on all 16 occasions. | "Regarding the security…

KWORINOCO (2021-11-23). Meet Venezuela's 3 Opposition Governors. orinocotribune.com This Sunday night, Venezuela's National Electoral Council announced the winners of the country's governorships, three of which were won by opposition candidates—the states of Cojedes, Nueva Esparta and Zulia. | This announcement signified a resounding victory for the Great Patriotic Pole in the regional and municipal elections, in which it earned 21 of Venezuela's 24 governorships. | The fact that the opposition managed to come out with only three governorships in their name is further proof that the opposition is wrought with internal divisions and lacks overall credibility. | Who are these opposition c…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-11-23). Sino-Russian collusion over Taiwan, Ukraine seems improbable but isn't. mronline.org U.S. has whipped up war hysteria over satellite image of Russian military camp in Yelnya, over 500 kms from Ukraine border, to allege Moscow's invasion plans and to justify NATO involvement.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-23). Senators challenge hedge fund backers of anti-miner Warrior Met. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Just days after hundreds of Mine Workers and their allies descended on financiers' offices from coast to coast for demonstrations, three prominent Senate Democrats challenged the secretive hedge funds whose dollars finance Warrior Met coal bosses, and the eight-month strike they've forced on their workers. In letters to Apollo Global Management and others, Sens. Elizabeth …

Moderator (2021-11-23). Warren, Sanders, and Baldwin: Investors 'Made Off Like Bandits' at Expense of Striking Alabama Miners. scheerpost.com Met Warrior coal miners in Alabama affiliated with the United Mine Workers of America have been on strike for over seven months. (Photo: By Brett Wilkins / As Alabama miners continue their seven…

Monica Cruz (2021-11-23). Puerto Rico faces another disastrous bankruptcy deal. peoplesdispatch.org A New York federal judge is set to rule on a plan to restructure almost half of Puerto's Rico's debt in the coming weeks. The Financial Oversight and Management Board, an undemocratically elected The plan includes a list of cuts to public spending and a continuation of the harsh austerity measures which have decimated Puerto Rico's social safe…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-23). Before resumption of Vienna talks on Iran nuclear deal, Israel threatens to continue disruptive acts. peoplesdispatch.org Israel reportedly refused to adhere to the advise of its closest ally, the US, to not attack Iran's nuclear sites or scientists in the future and give diplomatic channels a chance…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-23). Chavismo's victory in Venezuela's subnational elections hailed across region. peoplesdispatch.org Leftist and progressive leaders across the region hailed the victory of the Great Patriotic Pole (GPP), a coalition of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and other Chavista forces. The GPP won overwhelmingly in the elections held on Sunday…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-23). 'Rich countries are pretending they're responding to climate crisis while blocking real solutions'. peoplesdispatch.org Vijay Prashad from Globetrotter speaks to Asad Rehman, Director of War on Want, about why even after 26 climate conferences, little progress has been made in taking concrete climate action…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-23). Tunisians protests against revocation of law on government jobs for long-term unemployed. peoplesdispatch.org Law 38 directed the government to provide jobs to those who have been unemployed for 10 years or more. The law was a lifeline for the long-term unemployed, especially for those from marginalized and underprivileged communities and regions of the country…

Project Censored (2021-11-23). Local Journalism Matters: Democracy Needs 'More Muckrakers and Fewer Buckrakers' (as Project Censored founder Carl Jensen used to say). projectcensored.org Should a political lobbyist and real estate investor also be the owner of a major regional newspaper that happens to have bought up the most of the competition? Northern California's…

rebekah (2021-11-23). Temporary Relief for Millions of Essential Immigrant Workers Could Be a Reality — Fingers Crossed. inequality.org

Staff (2021-11-23). Your Mini Guide to Discussing Abortion Rights at the Dinner Table. aclu.org With multiple abortion cases at the Supreme Court and a continuing onslaught of anti-abortion restrictions sweeping the states, abortion is likely to come up in conversations about the news — including among friends and family during the holidays. | Here, we share a handy reference guide on this timely issue — full of the quick, crucial facts on abortion rights you'll want to be equipped with if it comes up at your dinner table. | Abortion is The right to abortion…

Tamara Nassar (2021-11-23). Three Palestinians suspend hunger strikes. electronicintifada.net Palestinian dies after 13 years in Israeli prison.

Tania Siddiqi (2021-11-23). Victory for farmers in India!! workers.org On Nov. 19, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of the fascist Bharatiya Janata Party, declared that he would concede to protesting farmers' demands to repeal three pro-capitalist farm laws. For over a year, farmers have engaged in coordinated acts of resistance across India. Farmers in India celebrate victory on . . . |

Yuri Martins Fontes (2021-11-23). Caio Prado e o fascismo como estratégia do capitalismo em crise (Parte IV). globalresearch.ca Convencido que o Brasil estava na "iminência de um retorno ao passado", conforme afirma ao final de seu

Zoe Alexandra (2021-11-23). Violence and intimidation leave bloody imprint on Honduran elections. peoplesdispatch.org Ahead of Sunday's elections in Honduras, Olivia Zúniga Cáceres, congresswoman of the Libre Party, talks about the violence, hate and intimidation suffered by candidates and members of the opposition…

_____ (2021-11-23). Erdogan's Policies Lead to Failure. journal-neo.org cGeneral elections in Turkey are scheduled for June 18, 2023, but due to the initiative of political forces opposed to Erdogan, it may occur earlier. Voters will elect a new president and 600 members of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, each for a five-year term. Therefore, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is already actively …

WSWS (2021-11-23). Australian university union calls for "consensus" with employers on pandemic reopening. wsws.org The return to campus push will endanger the health and lives of students and staff alike, and add to risk of wider community transmission.

Staff (2021-11-23). Trump team's polls hint at 2024 strategy — media. rt.com Former US President Donald Trump is reportedly putting out feelers to determine how likely he is to win an electoral rematch against President Joe Biden, should the two have another go at it in 2024. | Trump's team is focusing on the five states he lost to Biden in 2020: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, according to polls conducted by Fabrizio, Lee & Associates and

WSWS (2021-11-23). Coronavirus pandemic in Austria runs out of control. wsws.org The unscrupulous policies of Austria's ruling parties in recent months have led to mass coronavirus infections and high death rates.

teleSUR (2021-11-23). The Venezuelan Elections Represent A Victory of Democracy. telesurenglish.net The results of the Venezuelan subnational elections held on November 21 ratified the democratic character of the Bolivarian people and their commitment to peace. Citizens went to the polling stations in a process described as successful by international companions, political parties, and authorities. Electoral attendance reached 42.26 percent of the people called to vote. | RELATED: | Venezuelans elected 23 governors, 335…

Kristine E. Konopka, William Perry, Tao Huang, Carol F. Farver, Jeffrey L. Myers (2021-11-23). Usual Interstitial Pneumonia is the Most Common Finding in Surgical Lung Biopsies from Patients with Persistent Interstitial Lung Disease Following Infection with SARS-CoV-2. thelancet.com UIP was the most common pathologic finding in patients undergoing evaluation for post-COVID-19 ILD. Our preliminary data suggests that CT changes described as interstitial thickening, peripheral reticulations, and/or bronchiectasis may be helpful in identifying patients with underlying fibrotic chronic interstitial pneumonia for which UIP is the chief concern.

Stuart Rees (2021-11-23). 'Can do capitalism' is outdated and selfish. greenleft.org.au Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been promoting "can do capitalism" when Australia needs policies that treat all equally, argues Stuart Rees.

WSWS (2021-11-23). Amid "enormous economic uncertainty," Biden reappoints Powell as Fed chair. wsws.org Having boosted the stock market to record highs by pouring trillions of dollars into the financial system, Powell received strong support from Wall Street with gushing praise for his management of the pandemic crisis.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-23). Raids, Arrests and Death Threats: Israel's Strategy of Silencing Human Rights Defenders. libya360.wordpress.com Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo On October 21, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced the issuance of a military order designating six prominent Palestinian human rights groups as 'terrorist organizations'. Gantz claimed that they are secretly linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a socialist political group that Israel considers, along…

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-11-23). US base in Syria targeted by rockets. en.mehrnews.com According to local sources in Syria, the US base in eastern Syria has been targeted by four rockets which caused massive explosions.

WSWS (2021-11-23). Europe's fascistic policy of mass infection: People will be "vaccinated, recovered or dead," German health minister says. wsws.org As the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic comes to a close, it is clear that governments across Europe and the world have no policy to halt mass deaths.

teleSUR (2021-11-23). We Suffer Paramilitary Violence: Colombian Indigenous Peoples. telesurenglish.net From April 1 to Sept.30, at least 14,270 Colombian Indigenous people have been subjected to confinement, forced displacement, harassment, or forced recruitment, the National Indigenous Organization (ONIC) denounced. | RELATED: | "This sad and painful reality reveals the physical, cultural, and territorial extermination of our peoples," the ONIC lamented, stressing that the figure presented is the highest number of…

Staff (2021-11-23). Is China Really a Threat? Noam Chomsky Slams Biden For Increasingly Provocative Actions in Region. democracynow.org We feature an excerpt from our recent interview with world-renowned scholar and political dissident Noam Chomsky about how the Biden administration is continuing a reckless foreign policy, despite taking a softer tone than the Trump administration. "The trajectory is not optimistic," Chomsky says. "The worst case is the increasing provocative actions towards China. That's very dangerous." Chomsky will join us on our 25th anniversary online celebration on the evening of December 7.

teleSUR (2021-11-23). 'The Chilean Far-Right Fosters Hatred': Transgender Lawmaker. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Emilia Schneider, the first transgender person elected as a lawmaker in Chile, stated that the LGTBI community and human rights activists are afraid that Christian Social Front politician Jose Kast will be her country's next president. | RELATED: | "When these politicians take office, they promote discriminatory speeches and policies, which increase hate crimes against our community," Schneider said, lam…

Igor Goicovic Donoso (2021-11-23). El peor escenario: Las elecciones y la salida conservadora a la crisis. globalizacion.ca A dos años de la revuelta popular de octubre de 2019 la sociedad chilena ha sido convocada, nuevamente, a un megaevento electoral (elección presidencial, de una parte del Senado, de la totalidad de la Cámara de Diputados y de los…

WSWS (2021-11-23). The deadly impact of COVID-19 in Peru: A health expert's perspective. wsws.org "Everything is being prepared to accept death. This is terrible. Why did I study medicine only then to accept death? Why would I do that?"

WSWS (2021-11-23). Enthusiastic support for SEP's forthcoming public meeting on Sri Lankan government's austerity budget. wsws.org Teachers, health employees, port workers, export processing zone employees and farmers, denounce Rajapakse government's brutal austerity budget.

Paul Gregoire (2021-11-23). The Australian surveillance state is very real. But it's no product of the 'plandemic'. greenleft.org.au In these paranoid times of mounting theories involving government control, it is somewhat sobering to acknowledge that the mass monitoring of the population is an offspring of the turn of the century, writes Paul Gregoire.

Staff (2021-11-23). Child dies, bringing parade massacre toll to six as suspect charged. rt.com The death toll in the Waukesha, Wisconsin Christmas parade massacre has risen to six, after one of the injured children passed away. Prosecutors revealed the death in a court hearing to charge the suspect with intentional murder. | Darrell Brooks, 39, was charged with killing six and injuring 62 people during the parade on Sunday. At Tuesday's arraignment hearing, prosecutors said he "appeared to rapidly accelerate" and "took an abrupt left turn into the crowd of parade participants," even after a police officer pounded on the door of his SUV and yelled at him to stop. | The SUV "appeared to be intentionally m…

teleSUR (2021-11-23). 26 Million Africans With No Humanitarian Relief In Conflict Zones. telesurenglish.net The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Tuesday called for unimpeded access to humanitarian relief for civilians in areas affected by conflict in Africa. | RELATED: | The charity said in a statement that some 26 million people live in areas in Africa where humanitarian groups have difficulty reaching people most in need, and access to basic services like medical care is extremely limited due to violence and armed co…

MK Bhadrakumar (2021-11-23). US stance on Ukraine, Taiwan uniting China, Russia. asiatimes.com The "feel-good" from the virtual meeting on November 16 between President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping is declining like that after the US-Russian summit in Geneva in June. Biden's talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently sought to create a "stable and predictable" relationship with Russia, but there is talk of war now. On …

Renán Vega Cantor (2021-11-23). Colin Powell — Otro criminal de guerra que muere en la cama. globalizacion.ca El 18 de octubre murió Colin Powell (1937-2021) de Covid-19 en su cama y rodeado de sus familiares. | En los obituarios de los círculos dominantes de Estados Unidos, Jamaica y el resto del mundo se le presentó como el típico …

Cecilia Vergara Mattei (2021-11-23). Chile entre Kast o Boric, ultradrecha o centroizquierda. globalizacion.ca Las elecciones generales chilenas que se realizaron este domingo confirmaron en parte lo que habían vaticinado las encuestas de intención de voto: José Antonio Kast, candidato ultraderechista que lidera el Partido Republicano, fue el postulante más votado y avanzó a…

WSWS (2021-11-23). UPMC hospital workers in Pittsburgh demand better wages and staffing. wsws.org Several hundred staff at UPMC hospitals in Pittsburgh staged a one-day strike Thursday called by the Service employees International Union, which is seeking union recognition at the giant hospital chain.

Editor (2021-11-23). The U.S. Was Not Prepared for a Pandemic — Free Market Capitalism and Government Deregulation May Be to Blame. scheerpost.com Elanah Uretsky / By Viacheslav Lopatin on It's unclear when the pandemic will come to an end. What may be an even more important question is whether the U.S. will be prepared for the next one. The past year and a half suggests that the answer may be no. | As a

Staff (2021-11-23). Americans advised to avoid 2 more EU countries. rt.com The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended Americans not go to Germany and Denmark due to the rise in Covid-19 cases in both countries. | The CDC added Germany and Denmark to the list of countries with a 'very high' risk of contracting Covid-19. The travel advisory for both nations was elevated to Level 4, the highest threat level in the CDC's four-tier assessment system. | Read more | | The agency advises Americans to 'avoid travel' to Level 4 countries…

Staff (2021-11-23). Catholic university shows off Jesus looking like George Floyd. rt.com Leadership at a prominent Catholic university in the US is being accused of blasphemy over its endorsement of a painting that depicts Jesus with the face of George Floyd. | The painting, 'Mama' by iconographer Kelly Latimore, evokes the Christian imagery of Pieta, showing the Virgin Mary mourning with the dead body of Jesus in her arms. Latimore's version depicts the two as black people, and Jesus has the features of Floyd. The Catholic University of America (CUA)

teleSUR (2021-11-23). Eight Corpses With Signs Of Torture Appear In Rio de Janeiro. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) urged the Brazilian authorities to open an investigation into the appearance of eight bodies with signs of torture in Rio de Janeiro's Complexo do Salgueiro, a shantytown in which Militarized Police raided after the death of an officer. | RELATED: | "We ask the Prosecutor to ensure that those responsible for these events are held accountable to justice through an independent…

Malik Miah (2021-11-23). United States: Exonerations reveal FBI's leading role in Malcolm X assassination. greenleft.org.au A federal judge exonerated Muhammad Aziz and fellow accused, Khalil Islam, for the assassination of revolutionary Black rights leader Malcolm X, reports Malik Miah.

teleSUR (2021-11-23). Venezuela Shouldn't Be Subject To Wanton Accusations: China. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, China's Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian urged the international community to respect the results of the Venezuelan subnational elections, which ratified the popular support to the Bolivarian revolution led by President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | "This Latin American country's domestic affairs shouldn't be subject to wanton accusation and gross interference by external forces. China calls on…

Staff (2021-11-23). WATCH: Doorbell cam shows Waukesha parade deaths suspect in moments before arrest. rt.com A doorbell camera filmed Darrell Brooks shortly before he was arrested as the chief suspect in the killing of multiple people at a parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The homeowner unwittingly offered help, thinking Brooks homeless. | In the video, captured on November 21 and obtained by NBC, Brooks can be seen on a porch in a t-shirt, shivering. He tells the owner of the home he is waiting for an Uber. | "Can you call it for me please? I'm homeless," Brooks tells the resident, Daniel Rider, who told NBC he offered Brooks a jacket and food and let him use his phone. Rider says he was unaware of the incident at the…

Staff (2021-11-23). Explosion reported in Afghan capital (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com Local Afghan media reported an explosion in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday.

Staff (2021-11-23). Obama receives largest ever gift from Jeff Bezos. rt.com Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos has given a $100 million gift to the Obama Foundation, which will finance its global leadership programs and see the plaza at their lavish Chicago presidential center named after a civil rights leader. | The foundation headed by former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle

teleSUR (2021-11-23). Bolivian Workers March To La Paz In Defense Of Democracy. telesurenglish.net This Tuesday, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) and dozens of workers' organizations began a seven-day march from Caracollo to La Paz city. Its purpose is to defend Bolivia's President Luis Arce, who is being harassed by destabilization attempts led by the Santa Cruz Civic Committee, a far-right organization that has openly spoken in favor of a new coup | RELATED: | "We are not alone. Here, Bolivians are united a…

Staff (2021-11-23). Top pharma chains held responsible for opioid crisis. rt.com Three major pharmacy chains are being charged for their alleged role in Ohio's opioid crisis, a federal jury has declared, setting the stage for further verdicts as more states seek to prosecute drugmakers and distributors. | CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens have been found guilty of "recklessly" distributing massive amounts of pain pills across a pair of Ohio counties, a federal jury declared on Tuesday in a first-of-its-kind verdict. The ruling represents the first time pharmacy companies had been held legally responsible for the crisis that has wreaked havoc across the US over the last two decades, killing over…

Marlon Toner-McLachlan (2021-11-23). Push to allow detained refugees access to library services. greenleft.org.au Despite efforts by librarians and City of Melbourne councillors to provide library services to refugees detained in the Park Hotel prison it has still not been approved. Marlon Toner-McLachlan reports.

Victoria Korn (2021-11-23). En Venezuela el bolivarianismo consolidó su poder con amplio triunfo. globalizacion.ca El bolivarianismo consolidó este domingo su poder en Venezuela al ganar en 20 de los 23 estados del país, además de Caracas, en las elecciones regionales donde la oposición pagó cara su falta de unidad, y en las que votó…

Staff (2021-11-23). New York City Hall gets rid of Thomas Jefferson statue. rt.com A statue of America's third president, Thomas Jefferson, which has resided in New York's City Hall for 187-years, has been removed because he owned slaves, with workers boxing it up and dragging it out the back door on Monday. | The statue's unceremonious removal came after the Public Design Commission voted to send it from City Hall to the New York Historical Society, where a plaque will be added to it to provide historical context. | Read more | | The monument had been present in City H…

Staff (2021-11-23). Unlike US, Iran never left JCPOA: Iran FM spokesman. en.mehrnews.com Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman has reminded the US government that its call on Iran for "mutual return to JCPOA" is a failed attempt to deflect attention from the continuation of its oppressive sanctions on Iran.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-11-23). Iran stresses willing to constructively cooperate with IAEA. en.mehrnews.com Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has emphasized the serious will of the Islamic Republic of Iran to maintain constructive relations with the IAEA within the framework of the Safeguards Agreement…

Pedro Brieger (2021-11-23). La geopolítica de la generosidad salvó a Evo. globalizacion.ca Es muy posible que el libro de Alfredo Serrano Mancilla ya esté en manos de algún guionista para hacer una película de intriga, suspenso y final feliz. Si no lo está, debería. Serrano Mancilla, protagonista de esta historia, cuenta en…

WSWS (2021-11-23). Growing strike actions among US airline workers against low pay, terrible working conditions. wsws.org On Saturday, over 350 janitors representing the airport custodian service Flagship Facility Services went on a day-long strike at the Denver International Airport after months of negotiations between Service Employees International Union Local 105 and management.

Staff (2021-11-23). DOJ to pay millions over FBI failure. rt.com The US Justice Department (DOJ) has agreed a settlement that will see the government pay a reported $127.5 million to victims and survivors of the Parkland school shooting, over its failure to investigate tips about the attacker. | In a joint court filing on Monday, lawyers representing families of those killed and injured during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in 2018 confirmed that a financial settlement had been reached with the US government. Although they did not specify the figures involved, according to the Associated Press, the DOJ has agreed to pay out so…

WSWS (2021-11-23). UK school ceiling collapses after a decade of austerity cuts and lifting of safety regulations. wsws.org Since 2010, the Health and Safety Executive saw its budget cut by 50 percent and lost 500 frontline inspectors.

WSWS (2021-11-23). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Uruguayan secondary school teachers struck November 18 against cuts in education and in support of colleagues unjustly fired for opposing right-wing "reforms."

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-11-23). Don't Give up on the Blessings of Freedom. dissidentvoice.org All we are saying is give peace a chance. —John Lennon How do you give thanks for freedoms that are constantly being eroded? How do you express gratitude for one's safety when the perils posed by the American police state grow more treacherous by the day? How do you come together as a nation in …

WSWS (2021-11-23). Presidential election lays bare sharp class divisions in Chile. wsws.org The two main victors in Sunday's presidential election in Chile are the fascistic José Antonio Kast of the Christian Social Front and Gabriel Boric of the pseudo-left-Stalinist electoral front Apruebo Dignidad.

Staff (2021-11-23). 'Take some time off oil and gas,' White House says. rt.com US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm has once again angered critics over her handling of the gas price crisis, chalking soaring prices up to an "energy transition." | Speaking during a White House event on the administration's readiness for the winter months, Granholm addressed skyrocketing gas prices around the country by saying they are part of a "transition" and people need "to take some time off of oil and gas." | "We recognize this," Granholm said. "This is a transition." | Biden Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm: "We're working through an energy transition. And we've got to start by adding energy, a…

Staff (2021-11-23). Nikole Hannah-Jones on "The 1619 Project," Teaching Critical Race Theory & White Supremacy on Trial. democracynow.org Amid a right-wing attack on teaching critical race theory, we speak in-depth with Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project, which reframes U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as the foundational date for the United States. The project launched in 2019, and has been expanded into an anthology of 18 essays along with poems and short stories, even as several states have attempted to ban it from school curriculums. "We should all as Americans be deeply, deeply concerned about these anti-his…

Aram Aharonian (2021-11-23). Todos somos migrantes: En defensa de los humanos sin derechos. globalizacion.ca Se calculaba el año pasado que unos 281 millones de personas, aproximadamente el 3,6 por ciento de la población mundial, residen actualmente fuera de sus países de origen. Hoy la cifra debe ser bastante mayor, pero no se trata de…

Staff (2021-11-23). White House assesses lockdown possibility. rt.com A top White House Covid-19 response coordinator said that the US is likely not headed for more lockdowns, arguing that vaccines and other "tools" in health officials' arsenal would be sufficient to battle the virus. | Asked about whether future shutdown orders could be on the horizon during a Monday "We are not headed in that direction… We can curb the spread of the virus without having to in a…

WSWS (2021-11-23). Emails reveal Australian state government rejected health officer's advice. wsws.org The NSW government refused to implement an adequate lockdown at the height of a Delta outbreak, while imposing draconian measures in working-class areas.

Eshalaxmi Barlingay (2021-11-23). Why is ping pong important to the youth? america.cgtn.com "The benefits of table tennis are endless." As the World Table Tennis Championships begin in Houston, Texas, we speak with a young aspiring professional player with big dreams.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-11-23). Tomgram: Engelhardt, Trumptopia? warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Welcome to the Martians! Our World Is Increasingly Like a Science-Fiction Novel By Tom Engelhardt Who knew that Martians, inside monstrous tripodal machines taller than many buildings, actually ululated, that they made eerily haunting "ulla, ulla, ulla, ulla" …

WSWS (2021-11-23). From "Corgi killers" to a "kidnapped" tennis player: Anti-China agitation escalates. wsws.org This affair has become a toxic combination of the methods of the #MeToo movement and the escalating aggression by the United States toward China.

Yasmeen Afghan (2021-11-23). Three months of Taliban occupation: Barbarism unlimited. greenleft.org.au November 16 marked exactly three months of Taliban occupation of Kabul, reports Yasmeen Afghan. The world cannot turn its back.

Staff (2021-11-23). Biden admin makes move on paused vax mandate. rt.com The Justice Department is seeking an immediate lift of an order halting the Biden administration's Covid-19 vaccine mandate for businesses, claiming delays will cost "many lives per day." | "Delaying the Standard would likely cost many lives per day, in addition to large numbers of hospitalizations, other serious health effects," the Department of Justice wrote to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. | The request comes as President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate faces emergency hearings, after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a temporary halt to the controversial order, citing "serious constitutional co…

Staff (2021-11-23). America's first openly transgender mayor dies. rt.com Stewart Rasmussen, America's first openly transgender mayor, has passed away at 73, having lost a fight with cancer. The death was announced by Kyle Palmer, who currently holds the office. | Rasmussen died last Wednesday, Silverton, Oregon mayor Kyle Palmer "His longtime love Victoria (Sage) noted that 'he went bravely into the unknown on his own terms,'" Palmer added. | Oregon's Stu Rasmussen…

WSWS (2021-11-23). Driver plows SUV through Christmas parade in Wisconsin killing five, injuring 48. wsws.org According to police, Darrell Brooks was fleeing from a domestic dispute when he accelerated through a crowd of performers in Waukesha, Wisconsin late Sunday afternoon.

teleSUR (2021-11-23). Israel Not Bound By Possible New Nuclear Deal With Iran: Bennet. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, a few days before the resumption of the nuclear talks to reviving the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that his country will not be bound by any new nuclear deal with Iran. | RELATED: | "Israel obviously is not a party to the agreement and is not obligated by it," he said during a conference at the Reichman University north of Tel Aviv, where Bennett not…

KWORINOCO (2021-11-23). Boric and Kast Head to Runoff to Decide Chilean Presidential Elections. orinocotribune.com With 88.52% of the votes counted in Chile, neither of the two leading candidates are close to the majority needed to win outright, and the presidency will have to be decided by runoff elections. According to Chile's Electoral Service (Servel), the two leading candidates, Gabriel Boric of the Apruebo Dignidad [Approve Dignity] party and far-right politician José Antonio Kast, are set to face off on November 19. | YVKE Mundial News | As reported by TeleSUR, the candidate representing the New Social Agreement coalition, Yasna Provoste, obtained 11.8% of the vote, with 724,278 of the ballots cast in her name so fa…

Staff (2021-11-23). Mask up, even in your own house, city orders. rt.com Santa Cruz, California has enacted a mask mandate that controversially even requires face coverings in private homes, regardless of vaccination status. | The order, which went into effect this week, comes in response to rising Covid-19 cases in the city. The indoor masking requirement covers not only public spaces and businesses, but also private homes. Residents are required to mask up, regardless of vaccination status, if anyone is in the home who does not regularly live there — something that is highly common during the holiday season. | If one is around people from other households, it is recommended…

Horacio Rovelli (2021-11-23). El Gobierno argentino pretende acordar con los responsables del endeudamiento y la fuga. globalizacion.ca Tras las elecciones de medio término del 14 de noviembre 2021, el Presidente de la Nación dijo en un breve discurso: "Cuando el modelo económico del anterior gobierno reveló ser un fracaso, en lugar de cambiar el rumbo decidieron tomar…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-11-23). All'armi, il nemico è alle porte. globalresearch.ca Il segretario generale della Nato Stoltenberg ha incontrato il presidente Draghi, il 17 novembre a Roma, per affrontare ´le attuali sfide alla sicurezza ª, provenienti dal ´rafforzamento militare della Russia in Ucraina e attorno ad essa ª. Stoltenberg ha ringraziato l'Italia perché …

WSWS (2021-11-23). Educators and a scientist react to Canadian government's belated admission COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through aerosols. wsws.org Prior to the November 12 statement from Canada's chief public health officer, the federal government had spent close to two years insisting that respiratory droplets are the main source of COVID-19 infections.

WSWS (2021-11-23). San Francisco schools face $125 million budget deficit and over 400 layoffs this year. wsws.org Educators in San Francisco and across the state of California are facing potential layoffs while the school board is mired in lawsuits and a right-wing recall election.

Ajamu Baraka (2021-11-23). COP26: Greenwashing and Plutocratic Misadventures. orinocotribune.com By Ajamu Baraka -Nov 17, 2021 | For all the policy failures of COP26 it may actually be an inflection point in history — a point where social and political conditions force a transformation of consciousness and politics that can usher in epochal change. | COP 26 reaffirmed what has been obvious from the beginning: the Northern colonial and capitalist states most responsible for creating the climate crisis are unwilling to place people before profits in order to address the planet's looming ecological collapse and humanitarian catastrophe. | We need justice. But that word — Justice! — despite all…

WSWS (2021-11-23). CVS announces 900 US store closures over next three years. wsws.org The planned closures, which amount to about 9 percent of all US CVS stores, will affect thousands of CVS workers and impact access to health services across the country.

Alice Kuzmenko (2021-11-23). Detention of a minor for his own protection — round two. ukhumanrightsblog.com The Court of Appeal has recently upheld the High Court decision that Section 38 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 ("PACE") is not incompatible with Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights ("ECHR") insofar as it purports to authorise the detention of minors for their own protection, in the case of Archer v Commissioner …

WSWS (2021-11-23). An early winter storm of COVID-19 hits Michigan. wsws.org Michigan's COVID-19 surge reaches pandemic highs. Admission to state hospitals for COVID-19 are rapidly stressing health care systems once more.

Staff (2021-11-23). US destroyer sails through Taiwan Strait. rt.com An American warship has again sailed through the disputed Taiwan Strait, a move sure to enrage Beijing after repeat warnings over previous transits, which Washington deems "routine" missions to ensure a "free and open" Pacific. | A US guided-missile destroyer made its way through the strait on Tuesday local time, the Navy's 7th Fleet announced in a

Staff (2021-11-23). 'Dedicated to hatred': What we know about the Waukesha massacre accused. rt.com Darrell Brooks, charged with killing five people and injuring 50 more by driving his SUV at high speed into a Xmas parade in Wisconsin, has a strange mix of beliefs, being pro-Hitler and BLM, and ferociously anti-whites and Jews. | No sooner had images of a red SUV careering through a small town USA Christmas parade, featuring Dancing Grannies and a children's marching band playing 'Jingle Bells', been shared around the world than wannabe rapper Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, was under arrest and his social media pored over like never before. | Five people lay dead and nearly 50 were injured after Brooks, a convicted…

teleSUR (2021-11-23). UN Secretary Arrives In Colombia For Peace Accord Anniversary. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will attend activities related to the commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Peace Agreement signed between the Colombian State and the Revolutionary Armed Fores of Colombia (FARC). | RELATED: | "Guterres' presence in Colombia is a message for its people and government to persist on the path of peace and reconciliation," UN representative Carlos…

Alan MacLeod (2021-11-22). Documents show Bill Gates has given $319 million to media outlets to promote his global agenda. thegrayzone.com A look at the database of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reveals how the oligarch influencing the global pandemic response has bankrolled hundreds of media outlets to the tune of at least $319 million. This article was originally published by Mint Press News. Read The Grayzone's investigation into Bill Gates' global public health empire and propaganda machine here. Up until his recent messy divorce, Bill Gates enjoyed something of a free pass in corporate media. Generally presented as a …

_____ (2021-11-22). The US is Preparing a Biological Time Bomb in Kazakhstan. journal-neo.org The Open Regulations website and the website of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan recently published information on the Kazakh government's intention to build a "BSL-4 laboratory and underground storage facility for a collection of dangerous and highly dangerous strains" in the south of the country in the Korday …

Editor2 (2021-11-22). After a Year of Struggle by Farmers, Indian Government Forced to Withdraw Farm Laws. orinocotribune.com Editorial Note: Since the three Farm Laws were already passed in the Parliament (by unconstitutional means) and signed by the president of India, they can only be withdrawn by the Parliament, that is, the government has to bring another bill stating that the laws are being withdrawn, the MPs will vote on it, then the resolution is to be sent to the president. Long process. | 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 | After…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-22). Palestinian groups denounce UK's decision to ban Hamas as attempt to "criminalize resistance" peoplesdispatch.org Last week, UK home secretary Priti Patel announced the government's decision to ban Hamas in totality, claiming that it can no longer differentiate between the group's military and political wings…

Staff (2021-11-22). Hepatitis A alert for thousands of Starbucks customers. rt.com Health officials in Camden County, New Jersey are urging people to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A after a Starbucks employee tested positive for the virus. Thousands of customers may have been infected. | The county health department reported last week that a food handler employed at a Starbucks restaurant in Gloucester Township was working for some time while infectious. People who were there on the correspondent dates are encouraged to get immunized "out of an abundance of caution," and the department is offering free shots. | "Our highest priority is ensuring everyone involved remains safe and healthy,"

Staff (2021-11-22). Waukesha parade incident: Police confirm fatalities, 'person of interest' in custody. rt.com Police have confirmed that some people were killed after a car plowed through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, adding that 12 children were taken to the hospital, and a person of interest is in custody. | Read more | | Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson revealed that 11 adults and 12 children suffered injuries at the parade on Sunday afternoon, after a red SUV broke through police barriers and rammed into the crowd, as well as a marching band. | There have also be…

John Feffer (2021-11-22). Far Right Institutional Power Isn't Inevitable. Here's How Leftists Can Win. zcomm.org There is this great opportunity for the left to assert a bold and visionary policy about not just mitigating the effects of climate change but effectively using climate change as a lever for economic transformation…

_____ (2021-11-22). What Would Have Worked Better Than Building Back Anything. popularresistance.org The BBB bill, as originally conceived, was a minimal sort of social needs proposal, pathetically far behind the norm on the planet, originally costing about a third of U.S. military spending (across all departments and agencies of military spending, and treating both BBB and military spending in terms of annual cost, rather than multiplying only the former by 10 as is the custom). BBB has now been cut to (depending on how you count it) a sixth of military spending and with — wait for it — no, it's really worth the wait — wait for it — tax cuts for the mega-wealthy thrown in during the proc…

WSWS (2021-11-22). Deere workers denounce UAW "dirty tricks" operation to pass contract: "They're criminal scumbags" wsws.org As 10,000 John Deere workers have begun to return to plants and warehouses in recent days following the shutdown of their five-week-long strike, anger has remained high at the United Auto Workers union.

Ann Brown (2021-11-22). Popular Influencer After Biden's Comments On Rittenhouse: I Was Tricked Into Voting Biden, Never Again. moguldom.com Black voters are becoming disenchanted with President Joe Biden, especially after his comments on the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. On Nov. 19 a jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges after he shot and killed two people and injured a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest. The verdict outraged many in Black …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-22). Multi-racial justice groups condemn Rittenhouse verdicts; Trump, Fox cheer. peoplesworld.org

Editor (2021-11-22). 'Saddening, infuriating, and utterly unsurprising': Rittenhouse acquitted. mronline.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."

George Chidi (2021-11-22). Kyle Rittenhouse's Acquittal Sets a Dangerous Precedent. zcomm.org Jurors are asked to uphold the law as it stands. We don't ask jurors to make the law. That's on us…

Staff (2021-11-22). Headlines for November 22, 2021. democracynow.org Wisconsin Jury Acquits Kyle Rittenhouse For Killing 2 People, Injuring a Third | , Serial Rapist Who Pleaded Guilty To Sexually Assaulting 4 Teenagers Avoids Any Jail Time, White Missouri Police Detective Found Guilty in Fatal Shooting of Black Man, SUV Plows Through Christmas Parade in Waukesha, WI, Killing 5 People, Wounding At Least 40 | , Europe Sees Massive Protests Against COVID Restrictions As Cases Surge, U.S. Regulators Approve COVID Boosters For All Adults as Officials Warn of Possible Winter Surge | , Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok Reinstated As Teenager Killed in Ongoing Anti-Coup Protests | ,…

Malik Miah (2021-11-22). United States: Rittenhouse verdict gives vigilantes green light to kill. greenleft.org.au Twelve jurors found teenage vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty for the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and for wounding Gaige Grosskreutz at a Black Lives Matter protest last year, reports Malik Miah.

Staff (2021-11-22). Anthony Huber Was a Hero: Victim of Kyle Rittenhouse Remembered for Trying to Save Lives At Protest. democracynow.org The parents of Anthony Huber, one of two men killed by Kyle Rittenhouse, say they are heartbroken and angry over the jury's Friday verdict, and argue it failed to deliver justice for any of Rittenhouse's victims. In a statement Friday, they said: "Make no mistake: our fight to hold those responsible for Anthony's death accountable continues in full force." Rittenhouse shot and killed 26-year-old Huber within seconds after Huber attempted to disarm the gunman by hitting him with a skateboard. "Huber stepped in to try to stop this person. And in almost any scenario we call that person a hero," says Anand Swaminatha…

Staff (2021-11-22). The System is Broken: Jacob Blake's Dad & Uncle on Kyle Rittenhouse Acquittal for Vigilante Killings. democracynow.org Protests erupted nationwide after a jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin, acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse on all five counts for fatally shooting two people and wounding a third last year during protests sparked by the police shooting that left Jacob Blake paralyzed. Kyle Rittenhouse claimed he acted in self-defense when he killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum with an AR-15-style rifle. The jury's decision was announced Friday afternoon after about 26 hours of deliberations. To discuss the significance of their verdict, we speak with Jacob Blake Sr. and Justin Blake, the father and uncle of Jacob Blake, who protested outsi…

WSWS (2021-11-22). Donald Trump and fascist right celebrate acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse. wsws.org The jury verdict of not guilty on all charges in the trial of teenage fascist shooter Kyle Rittenhouse has been hailed by Donald Trump and other extreme right-wing political figures as a vindication of their assault on anti-police violence protesters.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-22). Reader's comment on Belarus' warning of war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From Alex re "If we start a war here in Belarus, NATO and Russia will get involved. It will be a nuclear war." With the recent failure of US-NATO-allied bloc regime change efforts (targeting Belarus) through colour revolution techniques, a kinetic stage of operations is approaching. Importantly, recent joint Russia-Belarus displays of military cooperation (involving …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-22). Latvia backs Lithuania, Poland over seeking NATO Article 4 action against Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com If Lithuania or Poland requests invoking NATO's Article 4, Latvia will support it — Rinkevics If Lithuania or Poland asks to invoke NATO's Article 4, Latvia will support the request, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics [stated]. The minister said that if the situation on the European Union's (EU) external border escalates, requesting consultations under NATO's Article …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-22). Estonia, Britain send first troops, drones to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Estonia sending almost 100 Defense Forces members to Poland Estonia will send almost 100 members of the Defense Forces to help Poland…on the Polish-Belarusian border, Defense Minister Kalle Laanet [said]. *** The Defense Forces will send troops including reservists from the Engineers, Military Police, Reconnaissance units and combat camera teams to Poland. Estonia is also …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-22). Belarus declares state of emergency. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Lukashenko signs presidential decree to regulate enforcement of state of emergency Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed decree No. 451 on securing the regime of the state of emergency on 22 November, the press service of the head of state told BelTA. The document was signed in line with the law on amending the laws concerning …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-22). Facebook Tells LA Police To Stop Spying On Users And Collecting Their Data With Fake Accounts. moguldom.com Facebook has strict policies against users setting up fake accounts on the social network, and the Los Angeles Police Department is in violation of those terms and policies, according to a letter from the social media giant's assistant counsel for civil rights, Vice President Roy Austin. Austin wrote a cease and desist letter asking the …

David Swanson (2021-11-22). Talk World Radio: Chris Gelardi on Guam Resisting Empire. warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. We're using only the guest video and not the host this week, because Riverside is getting them out of synch when combining. This week on Talk World Radio, the U.S. colony of Guam. …

Dan Yaseen (2021-11-22). Speaking Truth to Empire about AFRICOM. warisacrime.org "Speaking Truth to Empire" on KFCF 88.1 independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, Dan Yaseen interviews Tunde Osazua, a member of the Black Alliance for Peace, he is the coordinator of U.S. Out of Africa Network. They discuss the Black Alliance for Peace, AFRICOM, American and European imperialism in Africa.

_____ (2021-11-22). The High Stakes Of The US-Russia Confrontation Over Ukraine. popularresistance.org A report in Covert Action Magazine from the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic in Eastern Ukraine describes grave fears of a new offensive by Ukrainian government forces, after increased shelling, a drone strike by a Turkish-built drone and an attack on Staromaryevka, a village inside the buffer zone established by the 2014-15 Minsk Accords. | The People's Republics of Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk (LPR), which declared independence in response to the U.S.-backed coup in Ukraine in 2014, have once again become flashpoints in the intensifying Cold War between the United States and Russia. The U.S. and NATO appear…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-11-22). The High Stakes of the U.S.-Russia Confrontation Over Ukraine. dissidentvoice.org The border between post-coup Ukraine and the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, based on the Minsk Agreements. Map credit: Wikipedia The People's Republics of Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk (LPR), which declared independence in response to the U.S.-backed coup in Ukraine in 2014, have once again become flashpoints in the intensifying Cold War between the United …

Abigail Yartey (2021-11-22). Remembering Greenham Common. zcomm.org Review of Mothers of the Revolution, a new documentary that tells the story of the women who helped to end the Cold War…

_____ (2021-11-22). The Amazon Army And The 1919-1922 Kansas Coal Strikes. popularresistance.org The struggle of the miners and the Amazon Army appears in no major labor history book. I decided to leave it out in my first book When Workers Shot Back (Ovetz, 2019) due to the lack of documentary evidence to write an entire chapter on it. This oversight is a mistake. The Amazon Army has much to teach us today about the interconnected struggle between waged and unwaged workers, immigrant and native labor, productive and reproductive labor, industrial unionism and organizing for power on the shopfloor, and the use of labor law and unions as a strategy for managing and suppressing class struggle.

WSWS (2021-11-22). Australia: Overloaded Victorian hospital system narrowly avoids Code Red. wsws.org The state Labor government has only been able to carry out its dangerous policy to prematurely open up the economy because of the health unions' opposition to any mobilisation of their members against it.

_____ (2021-11-22). Far-Right And Left Face Off In Second Round Of Presidential Elections. popularresistance.org José Antonio Kast of the far-right Christian Social Front and Gabriel Boric of the left-wing Approve Dignity coalition won the first round of the presidential elections held in Chile on November 21. They will now face off in the run-off on December 19. According to the results released by the Chile's Electoral Service (SERVEL), with 100% of the votes counted, Kast obtained 27.91% of the votes, while Boric closely followed him with 25.83% of the votes.

_____ (2021-11-22). Far-Right And Left To Face Off In Second Round Of Presidential Elections In Chile. popularresistance.org José Antonio Kast of the far-right Christian Social Front and Gabriel Boric of the left-wing Approve Dignity coalition won the first round of the presidential elections held in Chile on November 21. They will now face off in the run-off on December 19. According to the results released by the Chile's Electoral Service (SERVEL), with 100% of the votes counted, Kast obtained 27.91% of the votes, while Boric closely followed him with 25.83% of the votes.

_____ (2021-11-22). Lee Camp: What Are The Prospects For Peace? popularresistance.org Events are unfolding at a quickening pace. Facing an alarming escalation in tensions around the world, we are looking to our most respected and renowned thought leaders for an honest assessment of both U.S. foreign and military policy to offer their most current thoughts and insights. We know they have some ideas for improving the prospects for peace. | Lee Camp is the head writer and host of the national TV show Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp on RT America. He's a former contributor to The Onion, former staff humor writer for the Huffington Post, and co-host of the podcast "Government Secrets." He's toured the c…

_____ (2021-11-22). Nicaragua Explains Why It's Leaving OAS, Responds To US Attacks On Its Elections. popularresistance.org Nicaraguan Diplomat Michael Campbell Hooker Tells The Grayzone's Ben Norton Why They Are Leaving The Organization Of American States (OAS), Which He Says Is A "Failed," "Coup-Plotting" Organization Dominated By Washington. Campbell Also Responds To US Attempts To Discredit Nicaragua's November Elections, And Explains The Importance Of Autonomy For Indigenous And Afro-Descendant Communities On The Caribbean Coast.

_____ (2021-11-22). Nicaragua Explains Why It's Leaving The OAS. popularresistance.org Nicaraguan Diplomat Michael Campbell Hooker Tells The Grayzone's Ben Norton Why They Are Leaving The Organization Of American States (OAS), Which He Says Is A "Failed," "Coup-Plotting" Organization Dominated By Washington. Campbell Also Responds To US Attempts To Discredit Nicaragua's November Elections, And Explains The Importance Of Autonomy For Indigenous And Afro-Descendant Communities On The Caribbean Coast.

_____ (2021-11-22). "No Mas!" Nicaragua Quits OAS As EU Tries To Undermine Venezuela Elections. popularresistance.org We do not recognize ourselves as a colony of any power and we claim national dignity and decorum, in legitimate defense of our independence, sovereignty, and self-determination." With these words, Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada announced that Nicaragua would be joining Venezuela in quitting the Organization of American States (OAS). This action is long overdue, and other Latin and Caribbean nations should quickly follow suit.

_____ (2021-11-22). A Stain On The George Washington University Name. popularresistance.org Our newest report, "The Regulatory Studies Center: A Stain on the George Washington University Name," delves into the Koch and ExxonMobil funded RSC, which has repeatedly acted as a front for fossil fuel interests with a history of using GW's name to provide credibility to climate deniers, fossil fuel cronies, and other discredited backers of pseudoscience. The report, written by UnKoch My Campus Student Organizer and GW student Jake Lowe, highlights a number of instances of climate disinformation and details how the RSC has played a role in promoting a deregulation agenda that benefits its donors.

_____ (2021-11-22). The Regulatory Studies Center: A Stain On The George Washington University Name. popularresistance.org Our newest report, "The Regulatory Studies Center: A Stain on the George Washington University Name," delves into the Koch and ExxonMobil funded RSC, which has repeatedly acted as a front for fossil fuel interests with a history of using GW's name to provide credibility to climate deniers, fossil fuel cronies, and other discredited backers of pseudoscience. The report, written by UnKoch My Campus Student Organizer and GW student Jake Lowe, highlights a number of instances of climate disinformation and details how the RSC has played a role in promoting a deregulation agenda that benefits its donors.

_____ (2021-11-22). Washington Maintains Seditious Agenda Against Venezuela. popularresistance.org The government of the United States ratified its seditious policy against Venezuela by continuing to recognize former deputy Juan Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela. On Tuesday, November 16, the Undersecretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, Brian Nichols, confirmed that the US still recognizes former deputy Juan Guaidó "and his government." The statement was made during Nichols' appearance before the Foreign Subcommittee of the Chamber of Deputies, in which Nichols was asked whether the US administration plans to recognize the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro.

Ann Brown (2021-11-22). Missouri Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver Confronted On Reparations (Video). moguldom.com Supporters of reparations for slavery have increasingly been confronting Black politicians to ask where they stand on the issue. House Majority Whip James Clyburn has been questioned more than once at public appearances about his views and lack of action in promoting reparations, and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.) recently had to answer questions about …

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-22). Paramilitaries Attack Zapatista Support Bases, Set Fire to Autonomous School. itsgoingdown.org Communique from the AJMAQ Network of Resistance and Rebellion denouncing the recent paramilitary attack carried out against Zapatista Support Bases and the burning of an autonomous Zapatista secondary school To the People of the World To the Indigenous Governing Council To the National Indigenous Congress To the National and International Sixth To the Networks of…

Ben Slowey (2021-11-22). Milwaukee movement provides clean water for expecting mothers. liberationnews.org The Get the Lead out Coalition partners with local company to provide free, clean water to pregnant women at risk for lead exposure.

Canadian Tire Fire (2021-11-22). Canadian Tire Fire #20: Floods in Southern BC, Raids on Wet'suwet'en Territory, #AllOutForWedzinKwa Solidarity Actions Spread. itsgoingdown.org Cover image: @Gidimten / @M_Tol In this week's column, we present an update on the recent wave of repression and arrests on Wet'suwet'en territory by the RCMP, as well as a roundup of solidarity actions across so-called Canada and beyond. Be sure to listen to a recent interview with Sleydo' of the Gidimt'en on a…

Colin Todhunter (2021-11-22). A Rock and a Hard Place in India. dissidentvoice.org Prior to the COVID-related restrictions and lockdowns, I had spent a substantial part of every year in India since 1995 (25 consecutive years). Much has happened in that time and I have been observing, analysing and commentating extensively on developments there, especially the devastating agrarian crisis. While veteran rural affairs reporter P Sainath has described …

David Cronin (2021-11-22). White saviors want Palestinians to "own" the occupation. electronicintifada.net EU cuts pay for local staff with its police "mission" in the West Bank.

Ed Rampell (2021-11-22). L.A.'s AFI Fest returns with films about occupation, voting, and protest. peoplesworld.org The AFI Fest returned to Hollywood for live, in-person screenings and events, with an additional virtual component. Here are some more quick reviews of some of the films I saw, which may soon be coming to screens both large and small. These were offered as part of "Meet the Press 3: Democracy…on the Line." Takeover—the …

Elaheh Farmand (2021-11-22). "Our power comes from our unity": On the picket line with Scranton, PA teachers. liberationnews.org Liberation News joined teachers, counselors and other Scranton Federation of Teachers (SFT) members on the picket line the morning of Nov. 22.

Elaheh Farmand (2021-11-22). 'Our power comes from our unity': On the picket line with Scranton, Pa., teachers. liberationnews.org Liberation News joined teachers, counselors and other Scranton Federation of Teachers (SFT) members on the picket line the morning of Nov. 22.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-22). Travis Scott, Drake, Apple, Live Nation And Others Named In New $2B Astroworld Lawsuit. moguldom.com A new $2 billion dollar class-action lawsuit has been filed against hip-hop artists Travis Scott and Drake as well as Apple Music, Live Nation and others on behalf of victims of the Nov. 5 tragedy at the Astroworld concert in Houston, where 10 people were crushed to death and hundreds of others were injured. The …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-22). AOC: Establishment Democrats Are Not Engaging The Youth, That's Why Youth Turnout Collapsed In Virginia. moguldom.com Some of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's recent comments are indicating the rift between progressive and establishment Democrats isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Affectionately known as AOC, Ocasio-Cortez said she and other progressives were not asked to assist in the gubernatorial race in Virginia, despite how high the stakes were. Democrat Terry McAuliffe was bested by …

Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza (2021-11-22). 21N Regional Elections in Venezuela Held in Peace and with High Turnout. orinocotribune.com Caracas, November 21, 2021 ( Orinoco Tribune team toured Caracas in the afternoon and noted a higher turnout, higher than the ones registered since 2017, besides the fact that traditionally most…

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-11-22). Nurses, mental health therapists and other Kaiser Permanente health workers strike to support stationary engineers. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif. — Over 60,000 members of other unions representing Kaiser Permanente workers throughout northern California held solidarity strikes Nov. 17 and 18, in solidarity with members of Stationary Engineers Local 39, who have been walking picket lines since their contract expired in mid-September. On Thursday, more than 40,000 workers belonging to SEIU-UHW, OPEIU Local …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-22). Insurgent O'Brien slate wins Teamsters vote. peoplesworld.org

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-11-22). Terror designations promote tolerance of apartheid. electronicintifada.net US has given its implicit blessing of attack on human rights groups.

Morning Star (2021-11-22). Chilean presidential elections to enter second-round run-off. peoplesworld.org

Olivia Rosane (2021-11-22). More U.S. citizens than ever before understand climate change is real and dangerous. peoplesworld.org People in the U.S. are taking the climate crisis more seriously than ever before, a new survey indicates. The latest Climate Change in the American Mind survey from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication found that an all-time high of 76 percent of U.S. respondents think global warming is happening. Further, for the first time, more than half …

Paul Dobson (2021-11-22). Dominant PSUV Sweeps Venezuela's 'Mega-Elections'. venezuelanalysis.com The ruling party won at least 19 governorships with a highly divided opposition landing three.

Rann Miller (2021-11-22). Black Dads Are Great, So Are Black Teachers. moguldom.com In response to violence at the Southwood High School in Shreveport, Louisiana, a group of 40 Black fathers have come together to ensure that the violence stops. They actively monitor the hallways of the school in shifts, resulting in fewer fights, students attending class and an overall morale boost in the school. For many, this …

Staff (2021-11-22). Anti-Chavismo Comes Out to Vote and Calls for Participation in 21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com From very early on this Sunday, November 21, candidates and politicians of the Venezuelan opposition exercised their right to vote to elect future state governors, mayors, state legislators and city councilors of the country. | Opposition politicians detailed their experience at the polls with images and messages to motivate the participation of citizens in the elections. One such politician was David Uzcátegui, Fuerza Vecinal candidate for the governorship of the state of Miranda, who, through his Twitter account, reported that he had already exercised his right to vote in the company of his family. | "People of…

Staff (2021-11-22). Spain's Zapatero Urges Confidence in Venezuelan Political System. orinocotribune.com Former prime minister of Spain, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, arrived in the city of Caracas this Saturday, November 21, to meet with the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro. The leader of the Podemos party, Juan Carlos Monedero, and the former Colombian senator Piedad Córdoba also participated, as international observers, in the meeting broadcast by Venezolana de Televisión. | Zapatero, who presented himself as the main spokesperson for the group of observers, noted the significance of the opposition's participation in the elections, as well as the participation of the European Union's electoral observation m…

Bruce Cumings (2021-11-22). Korea, A Unique Colony: Last to be Colonized and First to Revolt. asia-pacificresearch.com

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-22). Lawsuit: Student Suspended From School For Saying There Are Only 2 Genders. moguldom.com A New Hampshire student-athlete filed a lawsuit against his high school after he was suspended from football for violating the district's non-binary gender identity and pronouns policy when he said there are "only two genders" in a text conversation with another student off the school grounds. The Exeter High School freshman, identified as M.P. in …

Kim Petersen (2021-11-22). Jumping to China-bashing Conclusions. dissidentvoice.org Peng Shuai, a highly successful tennis player from China is currently at the center of a western media maelstrom. This maelstrom stems from a 2 November post on the Chinese social media platform Weibo. Peng is said to have publicly accused the former Chinese vice premier Zhang Gaoli of raping her in 2018. The timing, …

Kim Petersen (2021-11-22). What Do an Apology, Reconciliation, and a Sacred Obligation to Constitutionally Guaranteed Rights of First Nations Look Like in Canada? dissidentvoice.org They send a hundred RCMP to go protect a pipeline and not protect people's lives so we need to push back. They put industry, they put fracking, they put gas and oil over everyone's lives. — Eve Saint, a Wet'suwet'en land defender In the nineteenth century, Gilbert Malcolm Sproat, a colonial official, wrote an account …

Ann Brown (2021-11-22). Radical Feminist Author And Psychologist Blasted For Criticizing 'King Richard's' Focus On The Black Father. moguldom.com The Black father is often maligned and the myth of the absent Black father prevails, yet there is sometimes backlash when a strong Black father is portrayed in the media. The new film "King Richard," starring Will Smith as Richard Williams — father of tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams — is receiving accolades and criticism for …

teleSUR (2021-11-22). Venezuela: CNE Gives Updated Results for 21N Mega-Elections. telesurenglish.net The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, Pedro Calzadilla, presented this Monday the second official bulletin on the regional and municipal elections held on November 21. | In a statement to the press, the principal rector of the entity specified that, with the transmission of 99.20 percent of the ballots, the participation of 42.26 percent of the citizens eligible to vote was registered. | RELATED: |

Kit Klarenberg (2021-11-22). New Files Expose Australian Govt's Betrayal of Julian Assange and Detail his Prison Torment. orinocotribune.com By Kit Klarenberg — Nov 17, 2021 | Documents provided exclusively to The Grayzone detail Canberra's abandonment of Julian Assange, an Australian citizen, and provide shocking details of his prison suffering | Was the government of Australia aware of the US Central Intelligence Agency plot to assassinate Julian Assange, an Australian citizen and journalist arrested and now imprisoned under unrelentingly bleak, harsh conditions in the UK? | Why have the country's elected leaders refused to publicly advocate for one of its citizens, who has been held on dubious charges and subjected to torture by a foreign powe…

teleSUR (2021-11-22). French PM Tests Positive for COVID-19, Belgian PM Isolated. telesurenglish.net Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo will be tested on Wednesday and will remain in quarantine until the result of his test, local media reported. The schedule of French Prime Minister Jean Castex is to be modified for the coming days in order for him to continue working in his isolation. | French Prime Minister Jean Castex (C) talks with local policemen during his visit to Lille as mask-wearing becomes mandatory in the city center amid concerns about an increase in COVID-19 cases, northern France, Aug. 3, 2020.

Joris Leverink (2021-11-22). Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: The Coercive Laws of Competition. roarmag.org Season 3, Episode 25 — The Coercive Laws of Competition: | In this episode of ACC, Prof. Harvey examines two schools of thought within the Marxist tradition, one that focuses on the falling rate of profit, and the other that explores the rising mass. Harvey argues that both schools miss an important contradiction that separates each of them from the other: the role of competition. The coercive laws of competition are crucial for both falling rate of profit and rising mass. He explains why. | You can support this podcast on

Joris Leverink (2021-11-22). The Laura Flanders Show: Native Sovereignty is Key to Climate Justice. roarmag.org In the midst of a national reckoning with white supremacy and colonial history, Indigenous people are demanding a new relationship with DC — honoring the traditional, legal and moral rights of native nations. Earlier this year, a group of Native organizers traveled with a 25-foot totem pole from the Lummi Nation in Washington State to Washington D.C. stopping for ceremonies in communities under threat and gathering messages for the Biden Harris administration. In DC they held a historic meeting with Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. | In this episode, we hear what happened in that meeting, how Native movement…

John Feffer (2021-11-22). The Problem of Sanctions against North Korea. fpif.org North Korea is one of the most heavily sanctioned countries in the world. It has been subject to U.S. and international sanctions for more than 70 years. Those sanctions have come in three overlapping waves, first as a result of the Korean War, then in response to its development of nuclear weapons, and finally to roll back that nuclear program as well as activities such as counterfeiting and cyberterrorism. | These sanctions have contributed to isolating North Korea from the rest of the world. The country has not entirely welcomed this isolation. Despite longstanding suspicions of outside influences, Pyongyang h…

teleSUR (2021-11-22). 'Chavismo Swept The Polls': International Opinions. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, a photo went viral on social media: a European Union (EU) electoral observer watched from a terrace at thousands of Venezuelans who were walking together towards a polling station. This image summarized a powerful lesson for history: despite all the difficulties caused by the U.S. blockade against the Venezuelan people, "Chavismo swept the elections." | RELATED: | Below are some reactions to the victo…

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