2021-11-25: News Headlines

Evan Branan (2021-11-25). People's victory! Killers of Ahmaud Arbery found guilty of murder. liberationnews.org It was the people's movement, which brought tens of millions of people into the streets in a rebellion against white supremacy in the summer of 2020, that forced the U.S. "justice system" to deliver this verdict.

WSWS (2021-11-25). All three of Ahmaud Arbery's killers found guilty of murder. wsws.org All three men were convicted of murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal intent to commit a felony. They face a minimum sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole.

WSWS (2021-11-25). Donald Trump meets with Kenosha shooter Rittenhouse at Mar-A-Lago. wsws.org Former president and January 6 coup-plotter Donald Trump reported on Tuesday evening that he met with Kyle Rittenhouse at his Mar-A-Lago resort and referred to the teenage vigilante shooter as a "really nice young man."

Dave DeCamp (2021-11-25). Ukraine Launches 'Special Operation' Drills on Belarus Border. news.antiwar.com Ukraine launched an operation Wednesday to strengthen its border with Belarus and held anti-tank and airborne military exercises in the area. Tensions are soaring in the region over increased NATO activity, an alleged Russian troop build-up, and a migrant crisis in Belarus. According to Reuters, the Ukrainian state border service said the "special operation" near …

Leonardo Flores (2021-11-25). Five reasons the left won in Venezuela. canadiandimension.com A man casts his vote in front of a mural of late president Hugo Chávez in Caracas. Photo by LavraPalavra. | 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 c…

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-11-25). Revolutionary Resistance Across the World. anchor.fm In this episode I go over a few different things; starting out with the true history of Amerikkka and "Thanksgiving". Settler-Colonialism, Capitalism and Imperialism are rampant everywhere, the world is dying and the only ones truly organized and fighting for an end to that system is Indigenous people. But people are standing up all over the world. The masses are never stopping their fight for liberation, it's time you and I join with them.

_____ (2021-11-25). US is Building an Anti-Iranian Alliance, Backed Up by a Propaganda Campaign. journal-neo.org At the end of WWII Washington began to establish its Hub-and-Spoke system of alliances between the USA — the "hub" — and its key strategic allies. The system has remained largely unchanged to this day. This alliance system was originally established in response to the Pentagon's fears that certain Asian countries might leave the US's …

_____ (2021-11-25). 52nd National Day Of Mourning To Be Observed In Plymouth. popularresistance.org According to UAINE youth coordinator Kisha James, who is Aquinnah Wampanoag and Oglala Lakota and the granddaughter of Wamsutta Frank James, the founder of National Day of Mourning, "We Native people have no reason to celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims. We want to educate people so that they understand the stories we all learned in school about the first Thanksgiving are nothing but lies. Wampanoag and other Indigenous people have certainly not lived happily ever after since the arrival of the Pilgrims. To us, Thanksgiving is a Day of Mourning, because we remember the millions of our ancestors who were murdere…

Ajamu Baraka (2021-11-25). The Delusional Commitment to the Doctrine of "Full Spectrum Dominance" is leading the U.S. and the World to Disaster. dissidentvoice.org The 21st Century was supposed to be the century of continued and unchallenged global dominance by the U.S., at least that was the plan advanced by the right-wing political hacks at the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). Their optimism was understandable. With the dismantling of the Soviet Union, it was reasonable that the …

Dean Baker (2021-11-25). Being Thankful This Thanksgiving. cepr.net Okay, I'm an economist nerd, so don't expect a run down of all the good things and bad things we have seen in the last year. I will focus on the economy, but I have to say a few words about the pandemic. No one can be happy about the resurgence of case numbers this …

ecns.cn (2021-11-25). China says U.S. should not have illusions about Taiwan questions. ecns.cn China's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that there is no room for compromise over Taiwan questions, and the U.S. should not have any illusions about this.

Editor2 (2021-11-25). Elections in Honduras: The Challenge of Ending Twelve Years of Neoliberalism. orinocotribune.com By Giorgio Trucchi — Nov 23, 2021 | Honduras is at the most important crossroads of its recent history | On November 28, more than 5 million Hondurans will be asked to elect the President of the Republic, 128 deputies to the National Congress, 20 to the Central American Parliament, 298 mayors and more than 2 thousand municipal councillors. | As the election date approaches, the political atmosphere has become polarized, conflict has intensified and social tension grown. | No one has forgetten the violent repression of 2017 against those who protested against the gross electoral fraud that prolonged the agony…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-25). Padre Melo: "Hondurans Want Their Vote to Be Respected in the Historic Elections" libya360.wordpress.com Ismael Moreno or Padre Melo, is a Jesuit priest and the general director of Radio Progreso and a member of the Team of Reflection, Research and Communication (ERIC) part of the platform of the Social Apostolate of the Jesuits in Honduras. He spoke to Peoples Dispatch ahead of the general elections to be held in…

Kyle Rittenhouse is a Murderer (2021-11-25). Protesters Shot at Kenosha Called Heroes. indybay.org The three men shot by gun wielding Kyle Rittenhouse have been portrayed by the right wing as "BLM rioters guilty of assault." But the lead prosecutor in the case, Thomas Binger, in his closing argument at the murder trial of Rittenhouse, called them heroes who risked their lives to disarm the gunman and protect the lives of other demonstrators. In the aftermath of the trial, in which Rittenhouse was pronounced not guilty, demonstrators in Oakland held up hero signs with photos of the murder victims.

Democracy Now! (2021-11-25). Victim of Kyle Rittenhouse Remembered for Trying to Save Lives at Protest. indybay.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.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-25). NATO held over 50 major military exercises near Belarus in past year: Security Council head. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Volfovich: International security architecture is falling apart in front of our eyes "Today we are facing new risks and challenges to national security. Today's realities are hybrid wars, cyberthreats, biohazard issues, military conflicts, international terrorism, and the use of artificial intelligence for criminal purposes. These and other threats affect all states. They need to be …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-25). Video: U.S., NATO train Polish armed forces for war with Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Dark Rifles are part of the U.S.-led NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland. ==== Dark Rifles train Polish Territorial Defence Force Brigade soldiers in urban defense A team of Polish 1st Territorial Defence Brigade and U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers clear a room during a training exercise in Sejny, Poland on November 17, 2021. …

Anand Naidoo (2021-11-25). The Heat: Ethiopia civil war and Lebanon economic crisis. america.cgtn.com Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says he's heading to the battlefront to lead government troops in a year-long war against rebel forces. And, Lebanon's economic crisis leaves many families struggling for food and medical care.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-25). Australia bans Hezbollah in totality, designates it a "terrorist organization" peoplesdispatch.org Hezbollah is an anti-occupation and anti-imperialist organization with a strong popular base in Lebanon. Australia's ban may create a diplomatic crisis as Hezbollah is also part of the Lebanese government…

WSWS (2021-11-25). The public hospitals crisis and Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org Nurses and other health workers are fed up with operating at breaking point as governments, both Labor and Liberal-National Coalition, rush to lift international and state borders for the sake of corporate profit.

Indigo Olivier (2021-11-25). With Reformers Victorious, It's a New Day for the Teamsters. zcomm.org The rank-and-file reform slate Teamsters United has secured victory in the union's internal election. Its agenda is modest: bargain hard against UPS, organize Amazon, push the PRO Act, and revitalize the labor movement…

D. Price (2021-11-25). Extraction Industries, Construction, Finance: The Scourge of Corruption and Practical Solu. indybay.org Corruption is an endemic evil that can be fought. But we must have the courage to do so.

_____ (2021-11-25). Who has the Greatest Chances of Becoming the Political Leader of Libya? journal-neo.org The situation in the country remains tense ahead of Libya's first-ever presidential elections, scheduled for December 24. On November 12, an international conference on Libya was held in Paris to resolve the crisis in the North African country. Participants, who came from more than 20 States, reviewed the progress made in the political process and …

_____ (2021-11-25). Slew Of Journalists And Land Defenders Released After Three Days In Custody. popularresistance.org Ten people remain in custody in Prince George after a bail hearing for those arrested on Wet'suwet'en territory last week went overtime Monday. Most of those released agreed to a condition that they not return to the Morice West Forest Service Road, the area where Coastal GasLink's 670-kilometre gas pipeline is under construction from northeast B.C. to Kitimat.Photojournalist Amber Bracken and filmmaker Michael Toledano's conditions allow them to return to the territory, where they have been covering the ongoing dispute over the pipeline since the first police action occurred on the Morice forestry road in Januar…

_____ (2021-11-25). Wet'suwet'en Supporters Shut Down LaSalle Causeway Sunday Afternoon. popularresistance.org A blockade shut down the LaSalle Causeway for part of Sunday afternoon. The Causeway was unusable for nearly an hour due to the protest, before Kingston Police officers were dispatched to remove the crowd from the crossing between Kingston East and downtown. This comes in the wake of continued and escalating RCMP presence, which on Thursday saw dozens of heavily armed police officers move in on a blocked stretch of access road, arresting fifteen. Among those fifteen arrested were two journalists documenting the standoff.

Anya Parampil (2021-11-25). Did the CIA kill JFK? Oliver Stone on his explosive new film. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter Oliver Stone about his new film "JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass," which was recently released on SHOWTIME. Stone explores misconceptions regarding JFK's legacy and discusses why he believes the US government refuses declassify documents related to the assassination even 58 years since it took place.

ecns.cn (2021-11-25). China protests U.S. sanctions on 12 Chinese enterprises. ecns.cn China expressed strong protest against the U.S. sanctions on 12 Chinese enterprises, Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) spokesperson said at a regular news briefing on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-11-25). Youth in U.S. poverty-stricken areas more likely to die from firearms: U.S. News &World Report. ecns.cn A latest study has found that U.S. youth living in high-poverty areas are more likely to die from gun violence than peers living in more affluent areas, said an article published on the U.S. News and World Report website.

Editor2 (2021-11-25). American Magazine the Nation Organizes Trips to Cuba. orinocotribune.com US magazine The Nation organizes trips to Cuba for 2022, according to an announcement that appears today on its website. | The Nation, considered among the most liberal media outlets in U.S. journalism, will organize package tours such as Cuba: from Havana to Viñales, under the slogan "Explore Cuba with The Nation on a specially curated trip for the progressive traveler." The tour will take place from January 15 to 22, 2022. | "Join us as we immerse ourselves in the beauty and energy of Havana and the dramatic landscape of the Viñales Valley, a journey that will take place as Cubans, and much of the rest of the w…

Editor (2021-11-25). Leonard Peltier may finally get out of prison after more than 4 decades. mronline.org Peltier has served about four-and-a-half decades in prison for a crime—the killing of two FBI agents in a 1975 gun battle at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota—that even his erstwhile prosecutor now admits that Peltier did not commit.

Editor (2021-11-25). Thanksgiving glorifies the abhorrent colonization of Indigenous Peoples. mronline.org From Columbus Day to Independence Day to Thanksgiving, the U.S. pretty much specializes in taking dates that celebrate genocide and discrimination, and repackaging them as family-friendly holidays.

Fidel Castro Ruz (2021-11-25). Fidel Castro Ruz. His Legacy Will Live Forever. Truth as A Revolutionary Instrument. globalresearch.ca Fidel Castro Ruz, leader of the Cuban Revolution has passed. The Cuban Revolution constitutes a fundamental landmark in the history of humanity, which challenges the legitimacy of global capitalism.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-25). Cuba: Five Years After Fidel Castro. libya360.wordpress.com Rosa Miriam Elizalde The Cuban leader has begun to exist in other ways. He is still there and will continue to be. Fidel Castro died five years ago, but I feel like decades have passed in Cuba since November 25, 2016. Donald Trump arrived and passed slowly with his string of sanctions that have felt…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-25). Jorge Arreaza on Venezuela Recovering from Sanctions In New Post-Petro Economic Plan. libya360.wordpress.com Mnar Adley UN Special Rapporteurs estimate that 100,000 people have died in Venezuela in the last decade because of the lack of medicine brought on by U.S. sanctions. Nearly 60% of those deaths took place under the Trump administration after Washington escalated its economic warfare on the Bolivarian state. During the Trump era, Jorge Arreaza…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-25). Libya Elections Face Crisis of Legitimacy Following the Politically Motivated Exclusion of 25 Presidential Candidates. libya360.wordpress.com Abu Sbeiha: The Exclusion of Supporters of the Mass System from the Presidential Race was for Political, Not Legal Reasons The head of the Supreme Council of Tribes and Cities of Fezzan, Ali Misbah Abu Sbeiha, confirmed that those supporters of the mass system who were barred from the race for the presidency of the…

It's Going Down (2021-11-25). The Fight to Save Thacker Pass and Stop Evictions in the Winnemucca Indian Colony. itsgoingdown.org On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we spoke with members of the Sugarbush Crew, who are fighting to save Peehee Muh'ha, also known as Thacker Pass in so-called Nevada, from the construction of a massive lithium mine. Today red dresses went up for our missing and murdered women, children, and two spirit….

Jenny Pierson (2021-11-25). Cuba: Five Years After Fidel. independentmediainstitute.org Fidel Castro died five years ago, but I feel like decades have passed in Cuba since November 25, 2016. Trump arrived and passed slowly with his string of sanctions that have felt worse than ever because of the pandemic. Then came Biden with his faint-hearted court, reeling us each day with veiled or direct threats, …

Jenny Pierson (2021-11-25). The Indian Farmers Defend the Rights of Farmers Everywhere. independentmediainstitute.org On November 19, 2021, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "[W]e have decided to repeal all three agricultural laws." The prime minister was referring to the three agriculture laws that were rushed through the parliament in 2020. During his speech to announce the rollback, Modi told the farmers that they "should return to [their] homes, …

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-11-25). Prestigious weaponry expert censored after demonstrating that a deadly poison gas attack—blamed on the Syrian government—was really a false-flag operation by U.S.-funded terrorists. mronline.org Theodore Postol, a physicist with a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering, he is Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and International Security at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a former top policy adviser to the chief of naval operations.

Omar Zahzah (2021-11-25). "Terror" designation of rights organizations should not deter US-based activism. electronicintifada.net There are no legal consequences so far, though Zionist and Israeli proxies will try to take advantage.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-25). At least 27 refugees die attempting to cross English Channel. peoplesdispatch.org To prevent more deaths in the future, human rights groups in the UK have reiterated their demand for reforms in the hostile policies adopted by the Conservative government which force refugees to take unnecessary risks to enter the country…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-25). India's anti-terror body arrests prominent Kashmir-based activist in a raid. peoplesdispatch.org Human rights activist Khurram Parvez was arrested and charged under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act following a raid at his Srinagar residence by the National Investigation Agency…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-25). Padre Melo says Hondurans want their vote to be respected in historic elections. peoplesdispatch.org Padre Melo talks about the general elections to be held in the country on November 28 about the role of religious sectors in fighting for the restoration of democracy, what to expect on Election Day, and the impact of the political crisis in Honduras on immigration.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-25). 30+2 meeting in Latvia: Ukraine, Georgia to rally NATO FMs against Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian Foreign Minister to talk about increasing Russia's forces on Ukraine's border on NATO meeting in Riga Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said that the main topic he would raise at the meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Riga would be Russia's increase in forces on Ukraine's border…. "The key topic of …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-25). Canada mulls deploying more troops, warship, warplane to Ukrainian war zone. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Canada can send soldiers to Ukraine due to Russian army at border The new Minister of Defense of Canada Anita Anand does not rule out that hundreds of soldiers, a warship to the Black Sea, and a redeployed part of the CF-18 fighters from Romania may be sent to Ukraine soon…. So far, Canada has …

Staff (2021-11-25). 21N Elections: Venezuela Rejects Canada's Interference. orinocotribune.com Venezuela rejected the interventionist Part of the Canadian interventionist and imperialist statement reads: "On November 21, regional and municipal elections were held in Venezuela. As was the case in 2018, conditions for free and fair elections still do not exist in Venezuela. The Maduro re…

Staff (2021-11-25). Next Monday 29th: Panel on Recent Elections in Latin America. orinocotribune.com Caracas, November 14, 2021 ( The Zoom panel is scheduled for Monday, November 29 at 8: 00 p.m. (EST) and will last 90 minutes. It will be chaired by Orinoco Tribune's editor, Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza, who will have the honor of interacting with respected and long-standing activists and journalist…

Staff (2021-11-25). Venezuela's 21N Elections: CNE and Operation Republic Still Deployed for Indigenous Vote. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) along with National Electoral Council's (CNE) staff, remains deployed throughout the territory via Operation Republic, in order to secure the logistics to guarantee the vote on November 26 in the most remote Indigenous communities. | Operation Republic is the logistic and security program mandated by the Venezuelan Constitution and the legal system to the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) that has made possible Venezuelan elections for at least five decades. | CNE rector Tania D'Amelio also tweeted on Wednesday, November 24, that 74 voting centers are idle i…

Tadi Abedje (2021-11-25). 5 Georgia Police Officers Indicted For Murder of 24-Year-Old Man. bnc.tv Five police officers in Georgia were indicted on murder charges for killing Fernando Rodriguez in 2019, according to CNN. The then 24-year-old passed away due to asphyxiation as a result of being placed in a prone position as he was being handcuffed and held down. RELATED: Video of Incident Between Georgia State Trooper, Black Man Draws Outrage Henry County Police Department officers …

Tadi Abedje (2021-11-25). Texas High School Student Hits Teacher, Uses 'Racially Charged' Comments. bnc.tv In Fort Worth, Texas, a student at Castleberry High School hit her teacher while making a phone call and it was captured on video, according to Complex. The incident also highlighted that the student made racially charged comments towards the teacher and said to "deal with me." In the video, the Black educator, who was likely filmed by another …

The Global Research Team (2021-11-25). This Holiday Season, Be Our Santa! Support Global Research. globalresearch.ca We are into the second year of this whole COVID-19 pandemic and instead of normalcy, "democratic governments" are sleep-walking into tyranny. People are stripped of their rights and freedoms. Those who resist the globalist agenda of mass vaccination suffer from …

Vijay Prashad (2021-11-25). Indian farmers defend the rights of farmers everywhere. peoplesdispatch.org Since prime minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, he has pushed an agenda to deliver Indian agriculture to the large corporate houses. But the farmers fought him then and continue to fight him now…

Misión Verdad (2021-11-25). The Political and Electoral Myth of 'If the Opposition was United'. orinocotribune.com By Mision Verdad — Nov 23, 2021 | One way to brush off disappointments or defeats is to imagine alternate hypothetical situations—"if such and such had happened, so and so result would have followed." It is a comfort zone which only relates to scenarios that did not happen, and never will, because of the simple fact that the time elapsed is unique—what happened, happened—and the present is the preface to the future. | In the field of politics and electoral matters, these musings usually pass for foolish because they imagine scenarios that are very far from reality, and only justify the regr…

_____ (2021-11-25). Grandmother Arrested At Drone Base While Distributing Leaflets With Photos Of Children Killed In Attack. popularresistance.org Marysville, CA – A small group of anti-drone activists, with Codepink, Ban Killer Drones and Veterans For Peace held demonstrations at 2 gates Monday at Beale Air Force Base, a drone base in Marysville, during am and pm commute. Flyers and banners were used to educate military personnel about two critical issues: 1) The August 29th U.S. drone attack that killed 10 members of the Afghan Ahmadi family, all civilians, at their Kabul home, and 2) The U.S. Military's critical role in the global climate crisis, that leaves a gigantic carbon footprint annually, due to the 800+ foreign bases worldwide, and the ongoing st…

Jordon Steele-John (2021-11-25). Greens senator Jordon Steele-John: Charting Australia's pathway to peace. greenleft.org.au The pathway that Australia's major political parties are putting us on is one where tensions in the region are escalating. But it does not have to be this way, argues Jordan Steele-John.

teleSUR- llb, JDO (2021-11-25). Revista Nature reconoce éxito de vacunas cubanas antiCovid-19. telesurtv.net El artículo científico reconoce los logros de la vacunas cubanas a pesar de las dificultades que impone el bloqueo.

Global Research News (2021-11-25). Selected Articles: Australian Army Begins Transferring Contacts of COVID-19 Positive Cases to Quarantine Camps. globalresearch.ca By Once again, NATO is conducting a rather dangerous maneuvers in Eastern Europe with the aim of provoking Russia. Latvia is the new military drill arena …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-25). Imperial unveils revitalised green space at the heart of campus. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has marked the completion of Dangoor Plaza and the rejuvenated Queen's Lawn at South Kensington campus.

WSWS (2021-11-25). Australian epidemiologists warn of possible fourth wave as reopening allows Delta to spread. wsws.org With immunity from vaccinations beginning to wane and all restrictions being lifted, experts have warned of the dangers of a major spike of infections.

(A) (2021-11-25). Graffiti in Solidarity With Those Displaced by UC Development. indybay.org Graffiti in solidarity with tenants and community members displaced by UC Berkeley development and greed.

Jason Ditz (2021-11-25). Rockets Fired at US Base in Eastern Syria. news.antiwar.com A flurry of rockets were fired at the Locals said that US warplanes were very active in the skies after the rockets, though there was no word of the US forces launching any sorties yet. | Syrian media suggested the rockets were fired by "pro-Iran militias," which in this part of the country almost always means Iraqi Shi'ites. Those groups are h…

Staff (2021-11-25). 'Precancerous lesion' removed during Biden's medical exam. rt.com A potentially "precancerous" lesion was found and removed during a recent medical procedure on US President Joe Biden, the White House physician said, while noting the growth was "benign" and requires no further treatment. | On Wednesday night, the president's physician, Kevin O'Connor, revealed the results from a previous test performed on the mass, saying it was identified as a "tubular adenoma," which he described as "benign" and "slow-growing," but nonetheless deemed it a "potentially precancerous lesion." While he noted that "no further action is required at this time," the doctor said that "routine" exam…

Dick Nichols (2021-11-25). Is worker struggle reviving in Spain? greenleft.org.au Spain is experiencing a wave of industrial unrest, as workers fight for secure jobs and to regain lost wages and conditions, reports Dick Nichols.

WSWS (2021-11-25). House Select Committee issues 10 new subpoenas targeting fascist militia group leaders, Trump political operative Roger Stone and InfoWars host Alex Jones. wsws.org The new subpoenas come as recent reporting in Rolling Stone and Pro Publica detail the high level coordination between the Trump White House and previously subpoenaed organizers of the Stop the Steal rallies .

The Green Arcade (2021-11-25). Tuesday 12/7: Brooke Williams in a Special Zoom Event on His New Book Mary Jane WIld. indybay.org On-Line…

WSWS (2021-11-25). The New York Times' Jake Silverstein concocts "a new origin story" for the 1619 Project. wsws.org Having previously disregarded historiography, Silverstein now falsifies it—and admits to privileging "narrative" over "actual fact."

WSWS (2021-11-25). A "parade of storms" threatens more flooding in British Columbia. wsws.org Meteorologists and climate scientists have expressed urgent concern that the already waterlogged region, which saw devastating mudslides in addition to the flooding of low-lying agricultural land last week, is ill prepared to handle another downpour.

JUFDJP (2021-11-25). Wednesday 12/22: America's Youngest Voters: Catalysts for Change and Targets of Suppression. indybay.org Online event…

GLIDE (2021-11-25). Thursday 11/25: Thanksgiving Meal at GLIDE Memorial. indybay.org GLIDE Memorial Church, 330 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102; and locations throughout the city…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-25). Exchanging expertise can 'embed science into policymaking' – Alice Gast. imperial.ac.uk Government and scientists can learn more from each other, writes President Alice Gast in the Times.

WSWS (2021-11-25). The global pandemic and World War I: The ruling class decides for death. wsws.org As the conclusion of the second year of the pandemic approaches and as mass death continues seemingly without end, the analogy of the pandemic to World War I is tragically and brutally substantiated.

Staff (2021-11-25). FBI warns of high risk for online holiday shoppers. rt.com The FBI has urged people to be careful during online holiday shopping, since they expect an increasing number of scams this year due to alleged merchandise shortages and the pandemic. | The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center has received over 17,000 complaints about undelivered goods during the holiday season in 2020, worth a total loss of $53 million. This year the number might be even higher, due to alleged scarcity of merchandise and the ongoing pandemic. | Read more | | According to t…

Orlando Delgado Selley (2021-11-25). Banco de México, inflación y mercados. globalizacion.ca La información económica en diversos medios advierte que los mercados en México están siendo afectados por diversos choques, y advierte que, con esos golpes, el peso se ha depreciado. La lista de los supuestos choques es la siguiente: el retiro…

Isaac Saney (2021-11-25). Fidel Castro: A Revolutionary Legacy. globalresearch.ca Five years ago, on November 25, 2021, Fidel Castro Ruz passed away. His legacy will live forever, | The following article b Isaac Saney was first published on August 2016 coinciding with Fidel's 90th birthday. "There are men who struggle …

Karl Knobler, Stev Martinot, Margaret Fine (2021-11-25). An Open Letter to Berkeley City Council and the City Manager. indybay.org This letter opposes the BPD desire to encrypt their radio communications, since many residents listen in to watch the police, and will witness unlawful or malfeasant actions.

Jon Queally (2021-11-25). Biden Raises Minimum Wage for All Federal Contract Workers to $15. zcomm.org Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal says "30 million workers deserve a much-needed and well-deserved raise."

Caleb Nichols (2021-11-25). Public-Private Partnerships Are Quietly Hollowing Out Our Public Libraries. zcomm.org he for-profit, private company Library Systems and Services is a major threat to one of our most beloved, democratic and socialistic institutions…

Loaves & Fishes (2021-11-25). Thursday 11/25: Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go w/ Loaves & Fishes San Jose. indybay.org Wednesday, November 24: Goodwill Industries, 1080 North 7th Street, San Jose, CA 95112 | Thursday, November 25th: SJ Vietnamese Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1066 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95112…

Nayvin Gordon (2021-11-25). "Taliban" Embedded in U.S. Government and Supreme Court. indybay.org Religious fanatics seek to impose their beliefs on everyone…

Angela (2021-11-25). Saturday 11/27: Free screening of the film "The Fall of the House of Usher" indybay.org

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2021-11-25). Cuba — øCinco años sin Fidel? globalizacion.ca Hace hoy cinco años murió Fidel Castro, pero siento que han pasado décadas en Cuba desde el 25 de noviembre de 2016. Llegó Trump y pasó lentamente con su rosario de sanciones que se han sentido peor que nunca por…

Suzanne James (2021-11-25). Hostile MPs launch desperate last-minute attempt to delay NSW VAD bill. greenleft.org.au The NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 was due to go to a lower house vote. But a small group of MPs have proposed a host of last-minute amendments to delay its passage, reports Suzanne James.

WSWS (2021-11-25). The five truths to guide the fight to end the pandemic. wsws.org The Southern Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committees met to discuss the guiding principles to build a mass movement to end the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-11-25). German government refuses to order lockdowns despite hospitals reaching capacity under crush of COVID-19 infections. wsws.org The homicidal inaction of all the parties at federal and state level has led to about 630,000 people in Germany officially being infected with the coronavirus and more than 2,700 losing their lives in the last two weeks alone.

Dave DeCamp (2021-11-25). Biden Snubs China and Russia With Democracy Summit. news.antiwar.com President Biden is hosting a democracy summit on December 9th and 10th that will be attended by over 100 countries. Biden snubbed both Russia and China by not inviting them and asking Taiwan to attend. | Russia said the US was separating countries by "dividing lines."

WSWS (2021-11-25). Kellogg's threatens to permanently replace striking workers. wsws.org The cereal giant announced plans to permanently replace workers as their strike enters its 8th week and as the AFL-CIO federation works to shut down strikes across the US.

Staff (2021-11-25). Democracy Now! at 25: Celebrating a Quarter-Century of Independent News on the Frontlines. democracynow.org Democracy Now! first aired on nine community radio stations on February 19, 1996, on the eve of the New Hampshire presidential primary. In the 25 years since that initial broadcast, the program has greatly expanded, airing today on more than 1,500 television and radio stations around the globe and reaching millions of people online. We celebrate 25 years of The War and Peace Report with an hour-long retrospective, including highlights from the show's early years, some of the most controversial interviews, and groundbreaking reports from East Timor, Standing Rock, Western Sahara and more.

Janet Parker (2021-11-25). From White Australia to stopping the boats. greenleft.org.au Australia's cruel, immoral and illegal refugee policy is supposedly being carried out in our name. Janet Parker argues we must do everything within our power to bring it to an end.

Ariel Dorfman (2021-11-25). The Chilean Elections, 50 Years After How to Read Donald Duck. zcomm.org How relevant to anyone today is this youthful book, hastily forged in the midst of a revolution whose own days were numbered?>

Tomasz Konicz (2021-11-25). System Transformation or Barbarism. indybay.org Overcoming capital is thus a necessity for survival. Consequently, the climate question is not a question of burden sharing, it is not a question of social security. The global exploitation process of capital, in which resources and energy are burned to make more money out of money, must be overcome.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-25). NATO members, partners ready to "hurt" Russia: Ukrainian FM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com World capitals working on measures that can "hurt" Russian economy — Kuleba The foreign minister noted that the tone of the signals the international community is sending the Kremlin has recently become much harsher. The European Union, NATO, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, the Baltic countries, Poland, and a number …

Staff (2021-11-25). Professor who seeks to 'destigmatize' pedophilia resigns. rt.com An American university professor whose research on pedophilia kicked off a firestorm of controversy, including threats of violence and charges that the academic defended child abuse, is set to resign their position at the school. | In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, Virginia's Old Dominion University said that sociology professor Allyn Walker would step down when their contract expires next May, and that they would remain on leave until that time. The professor, who identifies as transgender, also defended their research in the joint missive, insisting it had been misconstrued by the public. | "My schol…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-11-25). The US has as Much Moral Authority as Saudi Arabia on the Legitimacy of Elections. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — Nov 22, 2021 | "Let there be no mistake — Sunday's regional and municipal elections in Venezuela are nothing more than a sham," reads a recent

Monica Toupin (2021-11-25). Stigmatization of Homelessness. indybay.org An opinion piece about how homeless is seen in society. The collective consciousness can determine how we interact with our community and it's members. Stigma is part of the collective consciousness. Stigma can determine how we decide to address and interact with individuals in our society and community.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-25). Key step in how bacteria acquire drug resistance revealed. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have imaged a major component in conjugation — the process bacteria use to share DNA with each other.

Chromwyll Romero (2021-11-25). What Policies can help the homelessness issue in Sonoma County? indybay.org What policies can help the homelessness issue in Sonoma County?>

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-25). Imperial researchers discuss reaching net-zero in transport with policymakers. imperial.ac.uk Imperial hosted an online workshop this week, bringing together researchers and policymakers to discuss a new report on transport decarbonisation.

Staff (2021-11-25). Israel military 'pimped' correctional officers to terrorists — prison chief. rt.com Allegations that female Israeli prison guards were left vulnerable to sexual assaults by suspected terrorists in an attempt to gain leverage and coax confessions have been reignited by a prison commander. | Speaking on Wednesday to an Israeli government panel, Gilboa Prison commander Freddy Ben Shitrit appeared to confirm reports from 2018 that women serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were put at risk of sexual assault in an effort to extract confessions from Palestinian terrorism suspects. | The commander said the prison bosses had "pimped soldiers" and "handed over female soldiers to terrorists for s…

Staff (2021-11-25). Salvation Army pays the price for turning woke. rt.com Some donors have been withdrawing their support for the Salvation Army over its switch to woke ideology, saying that a Christian charity shouldn't promote what they see as "the most serious threat" to their faith. | A number of its supporters are apparently increasingly unhappy with an initiative called "Let's Talk About Racism," which Salvation Army CEO General Brian Peddle announced in February. It's a discussion guide aimed at promoting "courageous conversations about racism" within the organization of 1.7 million. Its authors, heavily influenced by critical race theory (CTR), speak of "detrimental division…

Editor2 (2021-11-25). International Meeting: Sovereign Abya Yala from the Perspective of the Social Movements. orinocotribune.com By Itzamná Ollantay — Nov 22, 2021 | On December 1 and 2, Guatemala City will host the International Meeting of peoples, organizations and social movements of Abya Yala, known as Sovereign Abya Yala from the Social Movements [Abya Yala Soberana desde los Movimientos Sociales]. | The meeting is the continuation of the organizational efforts that different actors and spokespersons of peoples, organizations, and social movements of the continent have been carrying out for more than two years, using digital platforms, creating a space called Sovereign Abya Yala in the search for emancipation, decolonization and…

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2021-11-25). Venezuela: Gran derrota de Washington. globalizacion.ca El chavismo logró una contundente victoria en las mega-elecciones regionales y municipales del 21 de noviembre. Había en disputa 3 mil 82 puestos de elección popular, entre ellos 23 gubernaturas, 335 alcaldías, 253 diputados a consejos legislativos estatales y 2…

Staff (2021-11-25). Imprisoned Assange could get married by New Year. rt.com Julian Assange and his fiancée Stella Moris have formally registered their intention to get married in maximum security Belmarsh prison, where the Wikileaks co-founder is being held. | Read more | | "Today we notified our intention to marry. It will take at least 28 days for that to be cleared. We don't have a date planned yet because it will depend on the authorities. It could be as soon as before the New Year," Moris told journalists on Wednesday after visit…

WSWS (2021-11-25). Australian defence minister reiterates commitment to join US war over Taiwan. wsws.org Dutton is continuing efforts to poison public opinion against China and overcome deep popular concern and opposition over the prospect of a catastrophic conflict.

Paul Dobson (2021-11-25). Venezuela: Socialists sweep 'mega-elections'. greenleft.org.au The United Socialist Party has landed a comprehensive victory in Venezuela's regional and local elections, winning 83% of the governorships, reports Paul Dobson.

WSWS (2021-11-25). New Zealand: Auckland lockdown to end on December 3 even though Delta surge continues. wsws.org The Labour Party-led government's reopening of Auckland and abandonment of an elimination strategy, will lead to endemic COVID-19 and growing numbers of hospitalisations and deaths.

Adriana Torrres (2021-11-25). Resources/Programs for Homeless in Sonoma County. indybay.org In Sonoma County there are more than 2,700 people who are homeless. Homeless individuals are unique, and resources and programs should be a fit for every individual.

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-11-25). California's Epic Traveling Wolf OR-93 is Dead After Vehicle Strike Along I-5. indybay.org SACRAMENTO, Calif., November 24, 2021 — State wildlife agency officials announced today that OR-93, a radio-collared male wolf from Oregon who first entered California on Jan. 30, has died after being struck by a vehicle along Interstate 5 in Kern County.

Charlie Murphy (2021-11-25). Green Left Show #19: Beat back the religious bigotry bill. greenleft.org.au The Green Left Show features Charlie Murphy of Pride in Protest.

editor (2021-11-25). Grandmother Arrested at Drone Base While Distributing Leaflets. indybay.org Handcuffed and detained for 2+ hours, dressed in a "bunny suit," to highlight U.S. military's role in climate crisis, global mass extinction…

Uhuru Solidarity Movement (2021-11-25). Sunday 12/5: Wine Tasting for Reparations. indybay.org City Slicker Farms | 2847 Peralta St | Oakland, CA 94608…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-11-25). Venezuela condena declaraciones injerencistas de Colombia sobre elecciones. telesurtv.net El Ministerio venezolano de Relaciones Exteriores aseguró que el mandatario colombiano vertió sus expresiones "siguiendo la línea de Washington".

WSWS (2021-11-25). A disgraced liar accuses scientists: Matt Ridley's Viral. wsws.org In the most systematic defense of the Wuhan lab libel to date, Matt Ridley proves only the falsehood of his bad-faith attack on science.

South Bay Indigenous Solidarity (2021-11-25). Thursday 11/25: Indigenous People's Solidarity Webinar. indybay.org Zoom Webinar event. Registration link: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BIqQ…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-11-25). Tuesday 11/30: Saving Life on Earth: Global Remembrance Day for Lost Species w/ CBD. indybay.org Virtual remembrance and teach-in event…

Daniel Campione (2021-11-25). Karl Marx — Historia de un comunista. globalizacion.ca Toni Negri es un filósofo y militante político italiano con una trayectoria de décadas. Profesor universitario desde joven, y autor en sus primeros tiempos de atractivos trabajos sobre temas de teoría del estado y de crítica marxista. Se volcó asimismo…

Suzanne James (2021-11-25). International security and the climate crisis. greenleft.org.au Suzanne James reviews a new book on the security implications of climate change and the sociopolitical, cultural and scientific factors that influence the black-ops diplomacy of foreign policy.

WSWS (2021-11-25). Germany's "traffic light" coalition government reaches agreement: Welfare cuts, state armament and militarism. wsws.org Wrapped in flowery phrases about modernization, transformation, climate protection and cohesion, the coalition program is a declaration of war on the working population and a commitment to militarism.

Eduardo Camín (2021-11-25). La OMC y la identidad oculta de los cuellos de botella: El capitalismo. globalizacion.ca El 10 de noviembre delegados de la Organización Mundial de Comercio (OMC) y representantes del mundo académico y el sector privado mantuvieron un intenso debate sobre las dificultades con que se enfrentan las economías debido al fuerte aumento registrado recientemente…

Dave DeCamp (2021-11-25). CENTCOM Says Military 'Prepared' If Iran Nuclear Deal Talks Fail. news.antiwar.com Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of US Central Command (CENTCOM), "The diplomats are in the lead on this, but Central Command always has a variety of plans that we could execute, if directed," McKenzie said. | US officials often speak of the potential for failure in negotiations with Iran and like to portray Tehran as the difficult party. But it was the US that withdrew from the JCPOA in…

WSWS (2021-11-25). AFT president to Wall Street: Be thankful for the unions. wsws.org In a paid advertisement in the New York Times Sunday, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten made a sales pitch to the publication's well-heeled readers on the importance of unions "in these uneasy times."

Youth Art Exchange (2021-11-25). Wednesday 12/1: ReEmergence:________ The 11th Annual Youth Arts Summit. indybay.org

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2021-11-25). Climate Change 2021, 40 pp. indybay.org It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere have occurred. A.1.1 Since 2011 (measurements reported in AR5), concentrations have continued to increase in the atmosphere, reaching annual averages of 410 parts per million (ppm) for carbon dioxide (CO2)…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-25). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

Paul Haeder (2021-11-25). No thanks, Thanksgiving . . . National Day of Sorrow . . . Mourning. dissidentvoice.org Yep, a broken record, or to update that, another one of a million cries in the dark digital dungeon to relearn history, and unlearn the rotten past. I have been looking at the Reclaiming the Sacred since I met Winona LaDuke decades ago. That's a whole other story. But it doesn't matter, especially in a …

Dave DeCamp (2021-11-25). IAEA Chief Grossi Says 'No Progress' Made in Iran Visit. news.antiwar.com Rafael Grossi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), "In terms of the substance … we were not able to make progress," Grossi told reporters. He said that while the talks were "constructive," they were "inconclusive." | Grossi's gripe stems from Iran's move to stop voluntarily complying with the Additional Protocol, an aspect of the JCPOA th…

Jane McAlevey (2021-11-25). Respecting the Genius of Ordinary People — Jane McAlevey Pt 2. zcomm.org Interview on how to organize to win the right to dignity…

Richard Gonzalez (2021-11-25). Reviewing Recourses for the LGBTQ Community. indybay.org An op-ed piece on the resources available for the LGBTQ community.

The Green Arcade (2021-11-25). Sunday 12/12: Richard Schwarzenberger Reads From His New Book The Trick Clock and Other Stories. indybay.org The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street | SF, CA 94102…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-11-25). West throws Palestinian rights groups to the wolves. greenleft.org.au The recent criminalisation of Palestinian human rights groups is the logical outcome of decades of impunity and repression against any challenge to Israel's regime of apartheid, writes Maureen Clare Murphy.

WSWS (2021-11-25). Brazilian authorities, media hide rise in respiratory illnesses in children to promote end of COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org Rising SARS cases show how easily airborne viruses can spread in schools and expose the need for their immediate closure to prevent them from becoming centers of pandemic transmission again.

Editor2 (2021-11-25). Venezuela: Chavismo Triumphs Electorally Despite Difficulties. orinocotribune.com By Yoselina Guevara — Nov 22, 2021 | On Sunday, November 21, the candidates of the Gran Polo Patriotico coalition and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), representing the political force of the current Venezuelan government, managed to defeat the opposition parties, which, although divided, participated again in the voting after they had successively withdrawn since 2017 in an effort to boycott the presidential and legislative elections. According to the first bulletin issued by the Venezuelan National Electoral Council the participation of voters was 41.8%, with an approximate of 8.1 million vot…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-25). Imperial awarded Queen's Anniversary Prize for COVID-19 response. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London has been awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jason Ditz (2021-11-25). Two Civilians Among Eight Killed as Israel Attacks Syria's Homs. news.antiwar.com Syria's air defenses were active around Homs today, intercepting missiles fired at the city by Israel. Several interceptions are reported, though some hit, Details are still emerging on what was hit and damaged. The why behind the attack is similarly uncertain, with Israel as usual offering no comments on the attack. | Attacking Syria is common, but attacking Syrian troops is unusual, as most Israeli strikes are attacking Sh…

Briasia Russ (2021-11-24). Ahmaud Arbery Trial: Defense Attorneys Report Plan To Appeal. bnc.tv The jury of the trial has found the three white men guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery, and defense attorneys have announced their plans of appealing the decision. According to Newsweek, attorneys for Gregory McMichael publicly proclaimed their plans to appeal the decision. Additionally, an attorney for Travis McMichael also announced their plan to appeal. RELATED: Three White Men Found Guilty of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery However, the appeal process …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-24). Guilty Of Murder: 3 White Men Guilty In Ahmaud Arbery Death. moguldom.com All three white men have been found guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man whose death triggered protests in 2020 against racial injustice. The three defendants, Gregory McMichael, 65; his son, Travis McMichael, 35, who fired the shots; and their neighbor William Bryan, 52, who shot the video …

Teddy Grant (2021-11-24). Three White Men Found Guilty of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery. bnc.tv Three white men were all found guilty of the count of felony murder for killing Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery on Wednesday by a Brunswick, Ga. jury. Father-and-son duo Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael, as well as William "Roddie" Bryan, face decades in prison, and in Travis McMichael's case, for the rest of his life. Travis McMichael was found guilty on all nine …

Yasmin Cader (2021-11-24). The True Measure of Justice for Ahmaud Arbery Goes Beyond the Courtroom. aclu.org Our country is in the midst of a modern-day reckoning with its identity and its history of racialized oppression. Triggered in part by the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, our communities are grappling with the long history of inequality and hatred that continues to rear its head — more recently, in what must be understood as the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery. | These individual acts of racialized violence, as well as violence taking place in the context of subsequent protests such as that in Kenosha, highlight pervasive issues of systemic racism and the need for sweeping,…

Staff (2021-11-24). Headlines for November 24, 2021. democracynow.org Jury Finds "Unite the Right" Organizers Responsible for Deadly Violence, House Cmte Subpoenas Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers Over Jan. 6 Insurrection, Georgia Jury Deliberates For Second Day In Murder Trial of Men Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery, Kevin Strickland Exonerated and Freed 43 Years After He Was Wrongfully Convicted by All-White Jury, Ethiopian State TV: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Has Gone to Battlefront in Escalating Conflict, Chun Doo Hwan, U.S.-Backed, Ex-Military Dictator in South Korea, Has Died, Portugal Shutters Last Coal-Fired Plant, U.S. and Other Nations To Tap Oil Reserves In Attempt To Lower Consum…

splcenter (2021-11-24). Ahmaud Arbery Verdict: Conviction of men who killed unarmed Black jogger a necessary step, but issues in our justice system must still be addressed. splcenter.org

Staff (2021-11-24). Three men found guilty of murdering black jogger. rt.com Greg and Travis McMichael have been found guilty on murder charges stemming from an altercation that led to the death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery and has since fueled Black Lives Matter protests. | Greg McMichael and his son, Travis, were found guilty on Wednesday after a jury deliberated for about 10 hours over two days. The McMichaels' neighbour, William Bryan, was also found guilty. The three men were charged with murder and aggravated assault after 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed during a struggle in February 2020. | Travis McMichael claimed he shot Arbery, who was jogging through Georgia's…

Fight Back (2021-11-24). Michigan march against Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – 50 people marched Saturday night, November 20, in Grand Rapids to protest the acquittal of vigilante murderer Kyle Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse was acquitted earlier in the week, a result clearly engineered by biased circuit court judge Bruce Schroeder. The protest was organized by Justice for Black Lives, a Grand Rapids-based organization that has been leading the Black Liberation movement in the city since last year's protests after the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others. | Protesters called for justice for Rittenhouse's victims, chanting "Anthony, Joseph, this…

Staff (2021-11-24). Can You Bankrupt White Supremacy? Jury Holds Charlottesville Organizers Liable for $26M in Damages. democracynow.org A federal jury has ordered a group of white supremacists to pay over $26 million in damages for their role in organizing the deadly 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. "Is bankrupting these organizations, is bankrupting these individuals enough to actually stop the growing threat … of white supremacy and Nazism in the United States?" asks Slate senior editor Nicole Lewis. "I don't think so." Lewis also discusses the Ahmaud Arbery murder case and why claims of self-defense from armed white people serve as a "racist dog whistle." She says it's inevitably a one-sided trial when "the McMichae…

Staff (2021-11-24). "Why Are Ahmaud Arbery's Killers So Scared?": Self-Defense Claims by White Attackers Seen As Racist. democracynow.org **Update on Nov. 24: ** _Jurors on Wednesday afternoon returned guilty verdicts against all three of the white men charged with killing 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020. Travis McMichael fired the fatal shots and was convicted on all counts, including the charge of malice murder. His father Gregory McMichael, a former police officer, and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan were convicted of felony murder and other charges._ | As the jury deliberates in the trial of the three white men charged with hunting down and murdering 25-year-old Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery, we speak with Nicole Lewis, Senior editor of…

WSWS (2021-11-24). British government makes out of court settlements to 417 Iraqis in tacit admission of war crimes. wsws.org The MoD said it had received so many complaints from Iraqis unlawfully detained and mistreated by British troops that it was unable to say exactly how much it had paid out to settle claims. Figures released thus far suggest a total of around £25 million to avoid criminal prosecution.

Liberation Staff (2021-11-24). Emergency protests nationwide decry Rittenhouse verdict. liberationnews.org The demonstrations were angry, but not surprised at the verdict. They all called for a systemic overhaul.

Fight Back (2021-11-24). Tallahassee protest Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – Tallahassee Community Action Committee, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and Students for A Democratic Society held a protest, November 20, against the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two protesters in Kenosha. TCAC called an emergency protest the night before, urging community members to come out and fight against the white supremacist vigilantism. | Regina Joseph, a member of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization denounced the acquittal, stating, "I am not surprised that this happened. That does not make my anger any less valid. Kyle Rittenhouse showed up to a protest, was met…

Editor2 (2021-11-24). The Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse: A Judicial Travesty. orinocotribune.com By Tom Carter — Nov 23, 2021 | "If anyone had a right to self-defense, it was the protesters who collectively confronted a right-wing vigilante who appeared at their protest pointing a loaded military-style rifle at them." | KENOSHA, WISCONSON (

Fight Back (2021-11-24). Rally held in Dallas against Rittenhouse acquittal. fightbacknews.org Dallas, TX – On November 21, around 50 people gathered at Civic Garden across the street from the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas to protest the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, who murdered anti-police brutality protesters Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and severely injured protester Gaige Grosskreutz in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The rally was called by the Dallas Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression (DAARPR). | Syd Camille Loving, chair of DAARPR, started off the speeches at the rally, condemning the acquittal of Rittenhouse as political repression against the movement against police cr…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-24). Over 30 U.S. artillery pieces, dozens of tanks, thousands of NATO troops moved to Belarus border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com USA deploys at least 30 self-propelled howitzers near Belarusian-Polish border The USA has deployed at least 30 self-propelled howitzers Paladin near the Belarusian-Polish border, the news agency Avia.pro reports. According to the source, after dozens of tanks, armored vehicles and several thousands of NATO military personnel were relocated to the Belarusian border; it was revealed …

Brittani Banks (2021-11-24). How the Build Back Better Bill Will Help Millions of Americans With Hearing Impairments Lead Better Lives. independentmediainstitute.org Growing up, Tom Hay helped to raise hogs and crops on the family farm, never thinking to protect his ears from the din of tractors, combines and other machinery. And while his United Steelworkers (USW) contract provided safety controls and protective measures during his decades at Titan Tire, he wasn't surprised when hearing tests revealed …

Brittani Banks (2021-11-24). Why Don't We See Headlines Touting the Pentagon's Hefty Price Tag? independentmediainstitute.org Intense debate over the Build Back Better (BBB) legislation has triggered stern lectures by fiscal conservatives about government spending. The legislation, which hangs in the political balance between progressive lawmakers and conservative Democrats like Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin, costs $1.75 trillion over 10 years in its present form, which is equivalent to $175 …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-24). Progressive House Dems look to Senate to insert comprehensive immigration reform. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Having stumbled in the Democratic-run House, progressives there and other supporters of comprehensive immigration reform are looking to the Senate to insert it into Democratic President Joe Biden's Build Back Better legislation. There are two problems though: Histrionic, racist Republican opposition, and the Senate Parliamentarian, an appointed official who tossed comprehensive reform out of an …

Staff (2021-11-24). "The War Party": Jeremy Scahill on How U.S. Militarism Unifies Democrats & Republicans. democracynow.org As Democrats in Congress struggle to pass the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, there is large bipartisan consensus in the U.S. Congress to spend over $7 trillion over the next 10 years in military spending. The United States spends more each year on defense than China, Russia, India, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, and Australia combined. "Democrats have to engage in theater about human rights and international law and due process, but they ultimately, at the end of the day, are just as aggressive as Republicans," says investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill of the Intercept. His most recent p…

Liberation Staff (2021-11-24). Ethiopian and Eritrean communities lead #NoMore global protests vs. U.S. intervention. liberationnews.org A coalition of activists from the Ethiopian American and Eritrean American communities affiliated with @HornofAfricaHub coordinated protests across the United States and around the world Nov. 21 to demand an end to US meddling in the Horn of Africa.

Ann Brown (2021-11-24). New Report Shows How Digital Redlining Works Against Black Users. moguldom.com Civil rights groups have long charged that Facebook's algorithms negatively impact Black users and internal Facebook documents prove that the allegations are mainly true. Facebook was fully aware that its algorithms were biased against Black people, an internal study found. On top of this, when Facebook was given a proposal by researchers to fix its …

Pat Elder (2021-11-24). Former Naval Air Station Brunswick has Contaminated the Mussels in Maine. covertactionmagazine.com Environmental Destruction is Part of the Huge Human Costs of the American Military Empire Whenever I read or hear about …

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-11-24). Venezuela Rejects US and Canadian Efforts to Discredit Elections. venezuelanalysis.com Caracas said US imperialism and its allies were the "big losers" following regional and local elections.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-24). Unprovoked Israeli aggression in Syria leaves two civilians dead and seven wounded. peoplesdispatch.org Despite Lebanon raising the issue of Israel's continued violation of its airspace to carry out such attacks inside Syria, no action has been initiated by the UN Security Council so far…

teleSUR (2021-11-24). Israeli Attack Kills 4 Civilians In Syria. telesurenglish.net Four civilians were killed and seven others, including six soldiers, were wounded during a fresh Israeli missile strike against sites in central Syria earlier on Wednesday. | RELATED: | The civilians were critically wounded from the attack. Israel was targeting areas in the central region and launched the missiles from Lebanon, most of which were intercepted by the Syrian air defenses missiles before reaching thei…

_____ (2021-11-24). Saudi Arabia brings Captagon to Yemen — Looks to Bring New Plague to the Nation. journal-neo.org Just as Saudi Arabia has hardened its tone towards Lebanon over the smuggling into its territories of the drug Captagon — ISIS and other radical groups' drug of choice as it is said to instill courage to its practitioners, Yemen could soon be flooded with the product, yet another plague the war-torn nation will have …

Florence CGTN (2021-11-24). Former U.S. President Richard Nixon made historic trip to China. america.cgtn.com Three months after the U.S. table tennis team made a historic visit to China, then U.S. President Richard Nixon made history of his own, announcing he would travel to China to meet with the country's top leaders at the height of the Cold War. It was …

_____ (2021-11-24). Let's Find Alternatives To Striking. popularresistance.org While the LO, TCO and Saco top officials suffer from consensus fundamentalism, opposition among the grassroots often suffers from a fixation on strikes. Among the grassroots labor movement in Sweden, a call for big strikes or even a general strike is often heard. Strikes were called in response to the current attack on the Swedish Employment Protection Act, low wages, and attacks on the right to strike. In 2019, an attempt was made to stage a symbolic strike to highlight the climate crisis. As far as we are aware, no workplace was shut down. It should be acknowledged that sometimes we SAC members also have gotten…

WSWS (2021-11-24). Labor Notes, DSA cover up UAW betrayal of Deere strike. wsws.org The conflict between rank-and-file workers and the UAW is being swept under the rug and deliberately concealed by organizations which have long functioned as apologists for the pro-corporate union bureaucracies.

WSWS (2021-11-24). Colonia Dignidad: Nazi criminality exported to Chile. wsws.org The Netflix documentary addresses the evangelical cult, run by the German psychopath and pro-fascist Paul Schà§fer, that participated in the torture of political prisoners and used slave labor to produce weapons for Chile's Pinochet dictatorship in the 1970s .

Teddy Grant (2021-11-24). Transgender Netflix Employee Quits After Dave Chappelle Comedy Special. bnc.tv One of the Netflix employees, who filed a labor claim against the company after it aired its Dave Chappelle comedy special, has resigned, the Associated Press reported. Terra Field, who was a senior software engineer at the company and who identifies as trans, announced the news on her website on Sunday. "This isn't how I thought things would end, but I am …

Staff (2021-11-24). Pfizer employee 'stole vaccine secrets'. rt.com Pfizer has accused a departing employee of making off with a massive trove of confidential documents, including trade secrets related to its Covid-19 vaccine and other drugs, and then attempting an elaborate cover-up. | The Big Pharma firm

_____ (2021-11-24). EPA: Two Most Widely Used Pesticides Likely Harm Majority of Endangered Species. popularresistance.org The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the endocrine-disrupting pesticide atrazine and cancer-linked pesticide glyphosate are each likely to harm more than 1,000 of the nation's most endangered plants and animals. The finalized evaluations found that use of the herbicide glyphosate is likely causing harm to 1,676 of the plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act. Atrazine is likely harming 1,013 protected species.

_____ (2021-11-24). Two Most Widely Used Pesticides Likely Harm Majority Of Endangered Species. popularresistance.org The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the endocrine-disrupting pesticide atrazine and cancer-linked pesticide glyphosate are each likely to harm more than 1,000 of the nation's most endangered plants and animals. The finalized evaluations found that use of the herbicide glyphosate is likely causing harm to 1,676 of the plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act. Atrazine is likely harming 1,013 protected species.

_____ (2021-11-24). NAJA Calls For Refocus Of News Coverage Of Wet'suwet'en And Arrests. popularresistance.org The Native American Journalists Association condemns the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for standing in the way of news gathering and storytelling by arresting journalists on Wet'suwet'en Yintah. We are also deeply concerned that the news attention on Indigenous people occupying and using their traditional unceded territory only sees heightened media attention when there are police raids and arrests. NAJA recognizes the right of sovereign Indigenous nations to invite journalists to their unceded territories and to embed for fair, accurate, truthful storytelling and news gathering for public consumption.

_____ (2021-11-24). Race As A Factor In Human Rights Abuses. popularresistance.org This section of our Human Rights in the U.S. 2021 Report will examine key areas of inequality and the ongoing human rights violations that characterize Black life in the U.S. that constitute violations of basic human rights. Because we are addressing human rights and not merely civil rights violations, this oppression is not an internal matter to be addressed only by the governments, processes or people of the United States, but rather a crime against humanity that is properly addressed and adjudicated upon a world stage.

_____ (2021-11-24). Thanksgiving March To Free Indigenous Kids From Immigration Cages. popularresistance.org An informal group of Northwest Indigenous warriors, headed by veteran Native rights protector Sid Mills, announced last week they plan to join a march in Southern California to demand the release of Indigenous children from immigration detention facilities. The four-day event, called The March for Freedom, will begin in Los Angeles on the National Day of Mourning, known to non-Native people as Thanksgiving, and will end on Sunday, November 28, at the Otay Mesa Detention Facility in San Diego.

_____ (2021-11-24). Violence And Intimidation Leave Bloody Imprint On Honduran Elections. popularresistance.org On Sunday, November 28, 5.5 million Hondurans will participate in the general elections to elect the president, 128 deputies to the National Congress, 298 mayors, and 20 deputies to the Central American Parliament. The electoral process has been strongly criticized by members of the opposition and human rights organizations inside and outside Honduras due to the serious violation of the basic rights of the political opposition and the right of the people to a peaceful and legal electoral process.

Ali Abunimah (2021-11-24). Apple sues Israeli spy firm NSO Group. electronicintifada.net Mercenary spyware firms "have facilitated some of the world's worst human rights abuses."

Alyssa Wilson (2021-11-24). Mother of Jashyah Moore Released From Jail After Abuse Allegations. bnc.tv The mother of former missing New Jersey teen Jashyah Moore has been released from jail after being accused of abuse. Jamie Moore was released from the Essex County jail on Tuesday after a detention hearing, according to NJ.com. The 40-year-old woman was arrested after her missing teenage daughter was found in New York and told authorities her mother …

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-24). China Urges Other Countries to Respect Venezuelan People's Will. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, November 23, the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zhao Lijian, called on the international community to respect Venezuela's electoral system and the will of the Venezuelan people, clearly manifested in the recent November 21 regional and municipal elections. | During a statement given to the press, The pronouncement made by spokesperson Zhao was a res…

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-24). Iván Duque Lashes Out at Venezuelan Elections Again. orinocotribune.com Colombia's President Iván Duque once again lashed out at Venezuela and its recent elections. In a bout of transnational interference, Duque described Venezuela's November 21 elections as a "farce and a hoax." | In an allusion to the title of a Gabriel García Marquez novel, In Duque's own words, the Venezuelan elections were "a chronicle of a fraud foretold. Once again, this was an election manipulated by a regime that controls absol…

Andrew Bankson (2021-11-24). Ohioans rally in Columbus to speak out against right-wing attacks on health care. liberationnews.org Two bills attack vital, life-saving health care, and seek to disrupt working people's ability to access it, all to assuage the demands of a small minority of religious extremists.

Ann Brown (2021-11-24). Biden Laughs At Idea Of Pardoning Prisoners For Thanksgiving, Pardons Turkeys. moguldom.com When the U.S. president pardons a turkey each Thanksgiving, it's a light-hearted moment. But when President Joe Biden was asked in 2021 if he would also extend pardons to convicted marijuana offenders as he had promised, he brushed it off with a laugh. President Biden pardoned turkeys named Peanut Butter and Jelly on Nov. 19 …

Ann Brown (2021-11-24). Biden Sends More Money To Police, Police Counseling Act Provides Therapy Resources For Trauma. moguldom.com Without much fanfare, President Joe Biden signed a new bill to provide more money to law enforcement agencies for mental health counseling and therapy resources to deal with on-the-job trauma. On Nov. 18, Biden signed the COPS Counseling Act, which stands for Confidentiality Opportunities for Peer Support Counseling, to provide more mental health resources to …

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-24). Phone Zap: Help Saratoga Lakeview Mobile Home Residents Fight Eviction Threats. itsgoingdown.org Call for a phone-zap campaign in support of residents at the Saratoga Lakeview Mobile Home Park. For more information on their struggle, check the interview on This Is America, here. photo: (CC BY-SA 3.0), Wikipedia Don't let Mike Giovanone turn affordable housing into boat storage! Residents of Saratoga Lakeview Mobile Home Park have been subject to…

Brittani Banks (2021-11-24). The Big Industry That COP26 Failed to Tackle. independentmediainstitute.org Click here for photos that you may use to accompany the article (captions and credits can be found in each image's description field). The impact of agriculture on climate change is significant. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agriculture sector is responsible for 10 percent of the total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, after …

Canadian Tire Fire (2021-11-24). Canadian Anti-Semites and Far-Right Conspiracy Theorists Try New Tactic: Aligning with Indigenous Communities. itsgoingdown.org An antifascist report from Canada about how some white nationalist and far-Right conspiracy theorists are attempting to make inroads into Indigenous communities. While the Covid pandemic may or may not be coming to an end, various anti-fascist twitter accounts have been trying to guess where the Canadian far-Right will focus their attention on next. I…

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-24). Hillary Clinton: Crypto Can Destabilize Nations, Undermine US Dollar. moguldom.com Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned nations around the world to pay more attention to cryptocurrencies and their growing popularity because she said crypto has the potential to weaken the power of governments and erode the role of the U.S. dollar in the global economy. "What looks like a very interesting and somewhat …

Dean Baker (2021-11-24). The Media's War Against Biden Over Inflation. cepr.net INFLATION IN THE U.S. ECONOMY IS CLEARLY A PROBLEM. There, I said it in all caps so that everyone can see I recognize it as a problem. The question is how big a problem. After all, we have lots of problems, millions of children in poverty, a huge homeless population, parents without access to affordable …

Eric A. Gordon (2021-11-24). 'Paradise Blue' evokes 1949 Detroit and early wave of gentrification. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — Tony Award-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau takes us back to 1949 in Paradise Blue. It's one of a trilogy of plays she has written about the African-American presence in the city of Detroit. If a reader, or theatergoer, is tempted to think, Ah, like August Wilson with his 10-play treatment of his native …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-11-24). Legal Wrangle Between NYT and O'Keefe Puts Press Freedom at Risk. fair.org That the Times has been prohibited at least for a time from publishing journalism about Project Veritas, and must fight off the possibility that the right-wing activist group may be able to essentially edit and censor a story after it is published, has press freedom advocates worried.

G. Dunkel (2021-11-24). Haiti: Desperation and Resistance. workers.org Protest against fuel shortages and to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sept. 20, 2019. Nov. 21 — Nearly 4.4 million Haitians need immediate food assistance, and 1.2 million suffer from extreme hunger. Washington has recognized that conditions for the masses in Haiti are so dire that . . . |

IGD Worldwide (2021-11-24). Class war in Cadiz: Armored Vehicles try to Suppress a Strike. itsgoingdown.org It is the police fueling the tense situation with their violent attempts to crush the strike in Cadiz, with cops marching to the occupied plants and assaulting workers, not just with batons and teargas, but even with rubber bullets and armored vehicles. Despite these violent attacks the workers of Cadiz hold their line.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-24). In Extraordinary Times, Biden Is Underperforming Trump And Obama On Press Interviews, Some Supporters Are Concerned. moguldom.com President Joe Biden is underperforming his predecessors when it comes to giving one-on-one press interviews — and some of his allies and supporters are concerned the media strategy may hurt him in the long run. Biden has only given a dozen one-on-one interviews with major news outlets during his nine months in office, according to …

Jim McMahan (2021-11-24). Oppose the racist recall of Kshama Sawant! workers.org Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant with supporters. Seattle The ruling class from Seattle and beyond is trying to get rid of socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant in a recall election Dec. 7. They charge she supports the Black Lives Matter movement and opposes policies of big business and . . . |

John Rachel (2021-11-24). What Are The Prospects For Peace? dissidentvoice.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 …

Jordan Jace (2021-11-24). Community raises more than $6,000 for court debt in Rhode Island. liberationnews.org One of the most common reasons people in the state of Rhode Island receive warrants and are then jailed is court debt.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-24). Morally Bankrupt US Criticizes Venezuela's 21N Elections—Venezuela Responds. orinocotribune.com On Monday, November 22, Washington, through the US Department of State, issued a The new attack by Washington, this time against the regional and municipal elections of November 21, occurred while the international oversight teams continue to report with their observations on the process. | In the official statement, State Department spokesman Anthony Blinken accused…

Julie Varughese (2021-11-24). Busting Myths That Aid U.S. Aggression on Nicaragua. towardfreedom.org The Republic of Nicaragua announced on November 19 its intention to pull out of the Organization of American States (OAS), in the latest in a series of events that have transpired in the small country's struggle with the United States and its allies. But the corporate media continues to spread misinformation about the elections. This article by TF Editor Julie Varughese, who traveled to Nicaragua, is an attempt to debunk them.

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-24). Trader Peter Brandt Says Binance Is Abusing Customers, Trading Against Clients. moguldom.com Veteran crypto trader Peter Brandt said he believes that the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange is "abusing" its customers and trading against them. Brandt, the CEO of forex global trading firm Factor LLC, accused Changpeng "CZ" Zhao, the head of Binance, of fraud. Brandt recently took to Twitter to express his discontent with Binance and the …

Mark Armao (2021-11-24). EPA restores water protections that were assaulted under Trump. peoplesworld.org The Biden administration on Thursday announced its plans to strengthen federal protections for the nation's waterways by replacing a Trump-era rule that significantly reduced protections for thousands of wetlands and streams. In a press release, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlined its plans to work with the Army Corps of Engineers to revise the agencies' …

Maximillian Boudreaux (2021-11-24). Department Stores Work to Have More Black Santas. bnc.tv Old Navy will be hosting a "Santa School for all" virtually on Friday to recruit a more diverse pool of future Saint Nicks. The goal is to excite families with holiday joy while giving them a new perspective on who can play Kris Kringle, NBC News reported. Going to malls across the country during the holiday …

Maximillian Boudreaux (2021-11-24). Jeff Bezos Donates $100M to Obama Foundation in John Lewis' Honor. bnc.tv Amazon founder Jeff Bezos donated $100 million to the Obama Foundation, one of the largest individual gifts the organization has received to date, the foundation said on Monday, according to ABC News. This gift will be utilized "to help expand the scope of programming that reaches emerging leaders" in the U.S. and around the world. The construction of this …

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-11-24). From Alabama to Australia: Solidarity for striking mine workers. workers.org Day of Solidarity with striking Alabama coal miners, Washington, D.C., Nov. 18. Global solidarity for striking Alabama coal miners ramped up with a Nov. 18 worldwide Day of Action. This kicked off early Nov. 16 when the Tonight Show featured a tribute to striking workers with Tom Morello of the . . . |

Morning Star (2021-11-24). Commodity traders accused of death threats and violence against Brazilian Indigenous communities. peoplesworld.org Brazil's rural communities face death threats and violence as corporations seek to force them from their sustainably managed land, a new Global Witness report claimed Nov. 23. The community of Capà£o do Modesto in Bahia state is one of those facing forced displacement to make way for powerful agricultural producers of environmentally damaging cash crops …

Northshore Counter Info (2021-11-24). Kingston, ON: Blockade of the LaSalle Causeway. itsgoingdown.org Report on march and action in Kingston, Ontario in solidarity with ongoing Wet'suwet'en struggle. Originally posted to North Shore Counter-Info. On the afternoon of Sunday November 21, about 100 people blocked the Lasalle Causeway in Kingston in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en land defenders and their supporters, following an RCMP raid on Thursday and multiple arrests. People…

PAI (2021-11-24). Postal unions take wait-and-see stand on new postal board nominees—and DeJoy's fate. peoplesworld.org

Robert Hunziker (2021-11-24). The Dreaded Rainforest Shift. dissidentvoice.org Photo Credit: Rainforest Trust Major portions of the Amazon rainforest have shifted from a carbon sink to a carbon source. This shift has severe planet-wide negative implications. Studies of the Amazon rainforest over the past decade have shown telltale signals of an impending shift from a carbon sink of heat-trapping gases to a source of …

Staff (2021-11-24). EU Observation Mission: Venezuela's Electoral Process was "Good or Very Good" orinocotribune.com After recognizing the balance of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), the head of the European Union's Electoral Observation Mission, Isabel Santos, earlier today presented the The EU's Electoral Observation Mission (EOM), which participated as an observer in last Sunday's elections on the invitation of Venezuela's government, will deliver its final report between January and February of next year, according to Santos. | "This is a pre…

Staff (2021-11-24). Henrique Capriles: Nobody Owns the Opposition. orinocotribune.com On Monday, November 22, the former governor of the state of Miranda, Henrique Capriles, called for unity in the opposition ranks, meanwhile attacking the Democratic Unity Roundtable's (MUD) dissidence. | Capriles expressed his opinion that the opposition badly needs to undergo a process of self-critique. "Today no one owns the opposition, a process of introspection is urgently needed," Capriles said. "I do not pretend to be the owner of the opposition." | According to Capriles, "the opposition would have achieved victory in at least eight states had it not been for vote dispersion amongst its ranks." Capriles str…

Staff (2021-11-24). Iran: Elections in Venezuela Are a Demonstration of Democracy. orinocotribune.com Iran has congratulated the government and the people of Venezuela for their "successful and transparent" regional and municipal elections, held on November 21. | On Tuesday, November 23, the spokesperson for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Said Jatibzade, described Venezuela's election as a "beautiful demonstration" of democracy and unity between the people and the government, in their bid to build a better future. | Spokesperson Jatibzade declared that "the Islamic Republic of Iran expresses its support and solidarity with Venezuela." The statement was issued after Iran congratulated the "brotherly and…

Stephanie Pavlick (2021-11-24). Pittsburgh medical workers fight for dignity and respect. liberationnews.org The workers, who are facing poor conditions and low wages, are fighting again to unionize their workplace, after a defeated attempt a few years ago.

Terry Baum (2021-11-24). The art of disability culture: Dispelling myths, dissolving barriers, and disrupting prejudice. peoplesworld.org PALO ALTO, Calif. — The title of the current exhibit at the Palo Alto Art Center speaks of "disrupting prejudices," and I'll tell you my prejudices were not just disrupted but blown to pieces right away when I saw the portraits above painted by Bill Bruckner. I mean, I expected to be moved, to feel …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-24). COP26: Q&A with leading engineer ahead of Academy 'Ask the Engineers' panel. imperial.ac.uk Ahead of the Royal Academy of Engineering's 'Ask the Engineers' panel, we spoke to Professor Nilay Shah about COP26's achievements and next steps.

Fight Back (2021-11-24). Tallahassee: Community activists demand homophobic Police Chief Revell step down. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee , FL – On November 13, the Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) led a march to the headquarters of the Tallahassee Police Department calling for the resignation of police chief Lawrence Revell as well as City Manager Reese Goad. Revell recently spoke at a religious retreat for law enforcement executives hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, a known anti-LGBTQIA+ group that has made claims such as "trans activists are in league with 'many homosexuals' and are 'propagandizing, grooming, and mutilating children.'" | Organizations including the Dream Defenders, Planned Parenthood,…

Jorge E. Macías Jaramillo (2021-11-24). Oportunidad para logar el necesario desarme nuclear mundial. globalizacion.ca En mi condición de ciudadano panameño crecí con el lema escrito en el escudo de mi país "Pro mundi beneficio" (Para beneficio del mundo). Desde pequeño aprendí y conviví la amistad, el respeto, la convivencia pacífica entre los ciudadanos y…

David Sirota (2021-11-24). "MELTDOWN" Podcast Series Live Chat On 11/30. dailyposter.com

José A. Amesty R. (2021-11-24). Venezuela — La Revolución Bolivariana triunfó pese a… globalizacion.ca Es rotundo el triunfo de la Revolución Bolivariana, en las elecciones celebradas el pasado domingo 21-11-2021 en Venezuela. Una muestra de ello es, haber ganado 20 gobernaciones de 23 y arrasado, en al menos, 205 alcaldías de las 335 en…

Staff (2021-11-24). Automakers & union reach deal on vaccine mandates. rt.com Automakers Ford, General Motors and Chrysler have agreed with the United Auto Workers union to require masking in the workplace and encourage vaccination and boosters against Covid-19, but will not mandate the jabs yet. | Detroit's big three — with Chrysler represented by the parent company Stellantis — and the union

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-24). Masar Badil: The New Palestinian Movement that Has Both Israel and the PA on Edge. libya360.wordpress.com Robert Inlakesh A Revolutionary Alternative Palestinians overwhelmingly reject the Palestinian Authority — which has refused to hold elections and constantly sided with Israeli forces, jailing and torturing rather than protecting its own people — and have long sought an alternative. Now, Masar Badil claims to be the solution. OCCUPIED PALESTINE — "We are building a…

Staff (2021-11-24). New documents shed light on Jeffrey Epstein's time in jail. rt.com Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein denied having suicidal thoughts before apparently hanging himself, though prison staff had observed signs of worrying behavior, according to newly released prison documents. | Epstein, who committed suicide by hanging in prison two years ago, denied being suicidal. The recent documents from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), obtained by The New York Times and CNN, construct a detailed timeline of the lead up to Epstein's death. Risk factors for suicide 'specific to sex offenders' as well more general risk factors were likely present, documents show. | Epstein was described…

Staff (2021-11-24). US bank chief regrets Communist party jibe. rt.com The boss of US banking group JPMorgan Chase has said he regrets his comments about Beijing after he joked that his corporation would last longer than China's Communist Party. | "I regret and should not have made that comment. I was trying to emphasize the strength and longevity of our company," JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said in a statement issued by the bank on Wednesday. | Read more | | A spokesperson for the bank said Dimon acknowledged that he should "never speak lig…

WSWS (2021-11-24). Sparrow Health workers in Lansing, Michigan, vote overwhelmingly to authorize strike. wsws.org The demands of Sparrow workers include safe staffing levels, cost-of-living adjustments to wages, curtailing of ballooning health care costs, and sick time without fear of punishment.

Staff (2021-11-24). Biden's summit is 'old propaganda' rhetoric, Oliver Stone tells RT. rt.com Filmmaker Oliver Stone has told RT that the "totally corrupt" US government has been rehashing old propaganda cliches when promoting President Joe Biden's upcoming international 'Summit for Democracy'. | On the latest episode of RT's 'Going Underground', Afshin Rattansi asked the Oscar-winning director what he thought about the so-called 'Summit for Democracy' that will be hosted by Biden next month. | "That's old propaganda: 'We're the free world, and the Russians and the Chinese are not. And the Iranians and all the bad guys are on the other side. It doesn't work that way if you go to those countries," Stone…

A Guest Author (2021-11-24). The Cuban people have the right to defend themselves. workers.org Signs of pro-socialist sentiment in Havana, in the neighborhood where a U.S. sympathizer lived before opting for exile in Madrid after Nov. 15 actions flopped. By Yisell Rodríguez Milán This article was published in Granma Nov. 18 and republished in CubaNews after translation. The protest actions that U.S.-backed counterrevolutionaries attempted . . . |

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