2021-11-27: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-11-27). Omicron variant threatens to unleash new global surge of COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org Initial indications are that an unusual constellation of mutations makes the variant far more infectious than the Delta variant and potentially vaccine-resistant.

WSWS (2021-11-27). COVID-19 must be eradicated to stop dangerous new variants. wsws.org The emergence of the Omicron strain of COVID-19 is a devastating exposure of the herd immunity policy implemented by capitalist governments, which oppose lockdowns and other critical public health measures necessary to stop the spread of the disease.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-27). State Department says all options on the table: Blinken to assure NATO FMs of U.S.'s "solemn Article 5 commitment" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Prior to assuming her current role as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Karen Donfried was president of the German Marshall Fund of the U.S., a prominent "Euro-Atlantic," NATO-expansion organization. Prior to that she was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council during …

Dave DeCamp (2021-11-27). US Refuses to Engage With Marshall Islands on Damage Caused by Nuclear Weapons Tests. news.antiwar.com The US is refusing to engage with the Marshall Islands on compensation for environmental and health damage caused by the dozens of US nuclear weapons tests carried out in the 1940s and 50s, The Marshall Islands are home to a major US military base and are essentially treated as a US territory under an agreement known as the Compact of Free Association. But the agreement is due to expire soon, and the dispute over the nuclear weapons tes…

TASS (2021-11-27). Several weeks needed to assess vaccines' efficacy against new COVID variant – WHO. tass.com Later today, the WHO will announce whether the variant will be classified as one of interest or of concern…

sputniknews (2021-11-27). Poking the Bear, US Warns Russia All Options on Table. sputniknews.com The Biden administration has threatened Russia with signature rhetoric for belligerence, declaring that the US has the right to use "all options on the table".

WSWS (2021-11-27). Peru's Pedro Castillo's first 100 days: Shattering the illusions promoted by Jacobin and the pseudo-left. wsws.org In his first hundred days as Peru's president, Castillo has managed to move faster and further to the right than any of his predecessors.

TASS (2021-11-27). Russia, China call for coexistence of countries with different ideologies – envoys. tass.com "Faced with an array of global challenges, countries urgently need to strengthen coordination and cooperation for common progress," the article says…

Jason Ditz (2021-11-27). Captured by Israel, Palestinian Children Held Outdoors in the Cold. news.antiwar.com Israeli media outlet Haaretz offered a troubling look at the treatment of Palestinian civilians, children no less, by the Israeli military in the occupied West Bank. | Troops warned 12-year-old Yasser that if he didn't confess they would "take" him. He confessed, they took him anyway. They went to his friend Yazen's house and took him too, along with his father. | They were all taken, without a warran…

sputniknews (2021-11-27). Massive Asteroid Stronger Than a Nuclear Bomb Will Swoosh Past Earth in Late December, Report Says. sputniknews.com This will be not the first rendezvous between the celestial object named 2018 AH and our planet. In 2018, the asteroid flew past the Earth at a distance of 296,758 km, three-quarters of the distance from the Earth to the Moon. Despite its humongous size, it went unnoticed due to its dimness.

TASS (2021-11-27). World Health Organization: PCR tests able to detect new SARS-CoV-2 variant 'Omicron'. tass.com Several labs have indicated that for one widely used PCR test, one of the three target genes is not detected, said in a statement…

TASS (2021-11-27). US company Moderna begins work on vaccine against new SARS-CoV-2 variant 'Omicron'. tass.com Data is expected in the coming weeks, the statement noted…

The Conversation (2021-11-27). What we know so far about Omicron. asiatimes.com Since early in the COVID pandemic, the Network for Genomics Surveillance in South Africa has been monitoring changes in SARS-CoV-2. This was a valuable tool to understand better how the virus spread. In late 2020, the network detected a new virus lineage, 501Y.V2, which later became known as the beta variant. Now a new SARS-CoV-2 …

sputniknews (2021-11-27). Omicron: Indian Politicians Urge PM Modi to Ban Flights From Affected Countries Amid COVID Scare. sputniknews.com The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday named the new strain of coronavirus "B.1.1.529", Omicron. The latter has been classified as a "variant of concern", posing a greater risk than the globally dominant Delta variant.

sputniknews (2021-11-27). Health Agency: New COVID Strain Poses 'High to Very High Risk' to Europe. sputniknews.com The new variant was initially reported in South Africa and Botswana, and in Europe, Belgium was the first to detect it.

Malik Miah (2021-11-27). United States: John Deere workers win. greenleft.org.au In the United States, John Deere workers began militant strike action in the country's mid-west in October, reports Malik Miah. They stood up against a powerful employer — and, when necessary, their own national union leadership — and won.

Fight Back (2021-11-27). Appleton, WI: Students, community members protest Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI – Minutes after the verdict was reached by the jury on the afternoon of November 19, Appleton Students for a Democratic Society called an emergency action in response to the vigilante murderer Kyle Rittenhouse being wrongfully acquitted of all charges. Appleton SDS was joined by Sunrise Fox Valley, students, members of the community, along with comrades from FRSO, United Action Oshkosh, and Food Not Bombs in the rally against the Rittenhouse verdict. Many members of these groups were present during Kenosha's uprising last year following Jacob Blake's attempted murder by a white policeman, Rusten Shes…

Fight Back (2021-11-27). New Orleans rallies in solidarity with Kenosha: 'Throw Rittenhouse in jail!'. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – On November 20 at noon, a crowd of 50 New Orleanians gathered in front of City Hall to rally in solidarity with the people of Kenosha, and to protest the unjust acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse. | As the event kicked off, rally attendees voiced appreciation, noting they found the action online after searching for a local response to the issue. Speakers across organizations stressed the importance of such a moment, placing the trial's decision into context with progressives' fight against white supremacy in the U.S. | "How is it that Kyle Rittenhouse got months and months and months of airplay? Th…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-27). In coordination with Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Latvia holds military exercises, builds barrier on Belarus border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Latvia installs 37-kilometer barbed wire fence on border with Belarus Latvia has installed a 37-kilometer barbed wire fence on the border with Belarus. This is reported by Delfi. "On Friday, the installation of a temporary barbed wire fence on the Latvian-Belarusian border was completed. The fence has been installed for almost 37 km, but the …

Gerald E. Scorse (2021-11-27). Manchin's better way to pay for Build Back Better. dissidentvoice.org Amazing but true: One of the best ideas to pay for Build Back Better came from Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). Yes, Manchin is a big reason that president Biden's landmark bill is taking forever to get through Congress. Yes, Manchin personally vetoed a tax on billionaires that passed muster with everybody except, well, billionaires. "I …

Geoff Watts (2021-11-27). [Obituary] Michael Llewellyn Rutter. thelancet.com First professor of child psychiatry in the UK. He was born in Brummana, Lebanon, on Aug 15, 1933, and died of cancer in London, UK, on Oct 23, 2021, aged 88 years.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-27). NATO builds Georgia's cyber warfare capacity. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Estonia hosts the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. Cyber security training for IT specialists was conducted at the Defense Institution Building School At the School of Defense Institution Building (DIBS), cyber security training was conducted in collaboration with the Cyber Security Bureau and the Estonian side…..The training was led by Estonian cyber experts …

WSWS (2021-11-27). Political turmoil in Australia underscores necessity for fight against anti-democratic new electoral laws. wsws.org The Morrison government is increasingly paralysed by internal revolts, but Labor's support remains at near-historic lows.

WSWS (2021-11-27). Sri Lanka: Katukelle Estate workers fight management attacks on wages and conditions. wsws.org Trade union collaboration with employers to impose harsh working conditions and attacks on workers' democratic rights has emboldened tea estate managers.

Fight Back (2021-11-27). People's Thanksgiving celebrates advances for labor, Black liberation movements. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The 30th Annual People's Thanksgiving was held in Chicago on November 21, a fundraiser for Fight Back! and Freedom Road Socialist Organization in Chicago. More than 100 people attended, and the event raised over $4000. | The room in Teamsters City featured some of the most prominent leaders in the movements for Black liberation, Palestinian liberation, and the labor movement. | An historic event was marked when Juan Campos, a newly elected vice president of the Teamsters United slate, was given the Pete Camarata Award for class struggle unionism. Campos joins General President Sean O'Brien and Gener…

Richard Lane (2021-11-27). [Perspectives] Pascale Ondoa: strengthening laboratory medicine in Africa. thelancet.com "Our core aim is to build laboratory systems to address the health agenda as defined by Africa", says Pascale Ondoa, who for the past 5 years has been Director of Science and New Initiatives at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM). Part of this role is to direct technical advice and provide leadership to help shape health strategy and laboratory medicine improvement at the country level. "A lot of our work involves the coordination of partners and experts, so that investments from agencies like PEPFAR, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Fleming Fund, and others generate sub…

D. Price (2021-11-27). 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.

Staff (2021-11-27). Save the Date: 1 December Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners. samidoun.net SAVE THE DATE: DEC 1ST DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIAN PRISONERS! As Palestinian political prisoners continue their hunger strikes in defiance of their illegitimate imprisonment by the Zionist occupation, National Students for Justice in Palestine, The Palestinian Youth Movement, IDOC Watch and Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network call on all individuals and institutions committed to […] | The article

_____ (2021-11-27). CAR is Fighting against Both the Domestic and Foreign Enemies. journal-neo.org For four centuries African nations suffered from the evils of the slave trade, until, in the mid-19th Century Europeans discontinued this commerce, no longer seeing it as profitable. But the decline of the slave trade saw the dawn of another terrible time for Africa — the colonial period. African warriors were unable to resist attacks …

Dongsheng News (2021-11-27). News on China | No. 77. dissidentvoice.org In this week's News on China in 2 minutes: economic changes in China; increased share of the wealth pie garnered by the richest 10%; curbing groundwater exploitation; Chinese entertainment achieving international popularity.

Editor2 (2021-11-27). The News from the Venezuela Election? Victory for the People of Venezuela and Defeat for the US (Statement). orinocotribune.com The news out of Venezuela related to the elections is that there is no news. All attempts to attack and delegitimize the process failed and the people of that beleaguered nation once again chose independence and dignity over surrendering to the imperialist gangsterism of the United States and their white supremacist, European colonial allies. | RELATED CONTENT: Russia's Zakharova: Countries Criticizing Venezuela's Elections Motivated…

Fabian Van Onzen (2021-11-27). 'Karl Radek on China: Documents from the Former Secret Soviet Archives' — a review. mronline.org Sometimes, the greatest theoretical works come to us in the form of lectures rather than systemic books. This is the case with Karl Radek, whose lectures on the Chinese Revolution have recently been published by the Historical Materialism book series.

Jens Bernert (2021-11-27). The WHO Recommends Genetic Manipulation and Gene Editing of Humans "To Promote Public Health" globalresearch.ca This article published by …

Montreal Counter-Info (2021-11-27). #ShutDownCanada: Banner on 720 West-Bound, Tiohtià :ke. itsgoingdown.org Report on banner drop in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en struggle against Coastal Gaslink and RCMP invasion. Originally posted to Montreal Counter-Info. This morning in Tiohtia: ke, a large banner reading "ALL OUT FOR WET'SUWET'EN" was installed on the 720 Westbound. It was insured that the banner be secured with rope and that no road signs be blocked…

Salim Lamrani (2021-11-27). Fifty Truths about Fidel Castro. globalresearch.ca Five Years Ago, the Passing of Fidel Castro | The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution has forever marked the history of Cuba and Latin America, making his country a symbol of dignity and resistance. | 1. Fidel Castro was born into …

surangyak (2021-11-27). 'Our struggle has proved Modi is not invincible'. peoplesdispatch.org On November 26, farmers celebrated an year of their struggle. The one year anniversary comes a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced he will be repealing the three controversial farm laws the farmers have been protesting against.

Middle East Monitor (2021-11-27). The Collapse of Turkey's Currency fuels Power Struggle. juancole.com By Bakr Sidqi | — ( Middle East Monitor ) — On what was called "Black Tuesday" in the media this week, the value of the Turkish lira against foreign currencies declined sharply, bringing the exchange rate to 13.5 Turkish liras to the US dollar. While experts on the matter in Turkey and elsewhere are …

TASS (2021-11-27). New B.1.1.529 COVID-19 variant causes no severe diseases – health minister. tass.com Joe Phaahla mentioned that it was too early to say how the new COVID-19 variant would behave…

Dave Holmes (2021-11-27). COVID-19 pandemic shines harsh light on privatisation & outsourcing. greenleft.org.au Australia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been shaped by the basic realities of contemporary capitalism and neoliberalism, argues Dave Holmes.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-27). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On November 27, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | DPR forces shelled UAF positions in Avdyivka with 120-mm mortar launchers; | DPR forces shelled UAF positions in Novotoshkivske with grenade launchers; | DPR forces shelled UAF positions in Svitlodarsk with grenade launchers; | DPR forces shelled UAF positions in Katerynivka with grenade launchers; | The UAF shelled DPR positions in Yasinovataya with 82-mm mortar launchers; | The UAF shelled DPR positions in Staromikhailovka with 82-mm mortar launchers; | On…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-27). After U.S. Failed, Ukraine Takes Initiative In Anti-Russian Propaganda Campaign. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Following On November 27, the director of the Foreign Intelligence…

Germán Gorraiz López (2021-11-27). øVacunación vitalicia en Europa? globalizacion.ca El actual sistema dominante o establishment de las sociedades occidentales utilizaría la dictadura invisible del consumismo compulsivo de bienes materiales para anular los ideales del individuo primigenio y transformarlo en un ser acrítico, miedoso y conformista que pasará a engrosar…

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2021-11-27). 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)…

Ioannis Katsoularis, Osvaldo Fonseca-Rodríguez, Paddy Farrington, Krister Lindmark, Anne-Marie Fors Connolly (2021-11-27). [Correspondence] COVID-19 and myocardial infarction — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Daniel Caldeira and Fausto Pinto for their comments regarding our study1 focusing on COVID-19 and myocardial infarction. We did acknowledge the difficulties in distinguishing between different types of myocardial injuries in the discussion. The International Classification of Diseases versions 9 and 10 unfortunately do not distinguish between ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), which is a limitation of our study.

Branko Marcetic (2021-11-27). Cuba's Vaccine Could End Up Saving Millions of Lives. zcomm.org Thanks to its public biotech sector and its government's deep commitment to public health, Cuba is now the only low-income country to have made its own COVID vaccine, and it's poised to help millions around the world…

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2021-11-27). Wednesday 12/1: SF: Defend Roe v. Wade! National day of action. indybay.org Powell & Market St.

ELEL (2021-11-27). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com The HIP ATTACK Investigators. Accelerated surgery versus standard care in hip fracture (HIP ATTACK): an international, randomised, controlled trial. Lancet 2020; 395: 698—708—In this Article, numbers of patients in the subgroup analysis have been corrected, including in the Results and Discussion text and in the appendix. These corrections have been made to the online version as of Nov 25, 2021.

WSWS (2021-11-27). Australian businesses call for return of overseas workers and students to overcome hospitality "labour shortages" wsws.org What businesses really mean by "labour shortage" is a lack of workers prepared to work for poverty-level wages.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-27). 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.

Daniel Caldeira, Fausto J Pinto (2021-11-27). [Correspondence] COVID-19 and myocardial infarction. thelancet.com Ioannis Katsoularis and colleagues1 found that COVID-19 is a risk factor for myocardial infarction and stroke through self-controlled case series evaluation, a method that has been used to establish the risk of myocardial infarction associated with influenza infection.2,3 Regarding myocardial infarction, as the investigators recognised, one of the possible limitations of this research is the inaccurate diagnosis and codification of myocardial injury or myocarditis as myocardial infarction, particularly because the current myocardial infarction definition (and diagnostic methods) differ from the definition at the…

WSWS (2021-11-27). 51 workers die in Siberian mine disaster. wsws.org The deaths of 51 people at a Russian mine, at which 914 safety violations were registered this year alone, is a social crime.

Fight Back (2021-11-27). Thanksgiving served on the picket line at Phoenix airport workers' strike. fightbacknews.org Phoenix, AZ – For many striking concessions workers, this is the first Thanksgiving they are not working. At Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, HMS Host hospitality is the biggest concessions service, with hundreds of workers. Those workers are fed up with four years of failure from HMS to agree to a decent contract. Four days into their indefinite strike, Unite Here Local 11 HMS Host workers are fighting for a contract that includes raises, affordable health insurance, an employer-paid pension, protection for workers' tips, and strong contract language for equal opportunity and protection from discrimination. | It…

Brett Wilkins (2021-11-27). Investors 'Made Off Like Bandits' at Expense of Striking Alabama Miners. zcomm.org Writing to the CEOs of two private equity firms, Warren, Sanders, and Baldwin decried the "blatant mistreatment" of miners, including forced 12-hour shifts and seven-day workweeks…

Editor (2021-11-27). Ernest Mandel — Selected Writings I. mronline.org The IIRE has released the first volume of the Selected Writings by Ernest Mandel (1923-1995).

Richard Horton (2021-11-27). [Comment] Offline: The real meaning of decolonisation. thelancet.com The most dangerous threat to health and health equity today is anti-globalism—a denial of evidence pointing to the intrinsic interdependence of human beings; a refusal to accept the transnational nature of risks to our wellbeing; and an antipathy to institutions and individuals promoting cosmopolitan values. Anti-globalism lies behind the failure of governments to accelerate actions to address the climate crisis, is responsible for the failure of nations to coordinate their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and underlies the savage xenophobia directed towards those fleeing conflict and repression.

Robert J. Burrowes (2021-11-27). Are We Human? Are We Free? Defeating the World Economic Forum's 'Great Reset' before It Destroys Us. globalresearch.ca Governments are not driving 'The Great Reset'; it is an initiative of the global elite and governments are simply elite puppets. | Resistance requires solidarity as well as strategically-focused grassroots actions directed against the financial elite's 'Great Reset' agenda.

Andrew Green (2021-11-27). [Perspectives] A history of US engagement in the HIV/AIDS response. thelancet.com >In late September, 2021, US President Joe Biden tapped John Nkengasong to lead the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). If approved for the role as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator of US Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally, Nkengasong will inherit a programme at a point of inflection. PEPFAR has been leaderless since Deborah Birx decamped in February, 2020, to coordinate the White House's COVID-19 response under the administration of Donald Trump. She left PEPFAR ahead of the findings from UNAIDS in July, 2020, that highlighted uneven progress towards 2020 milestones in the…

sputniknews (2021-11-27). Russia Hopes AUKUS Will Abandon Nuclear Submarine Project, Envoy in Vienna Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Moscow expects that Australia, the UK and the US will abandon plans to implement the project on nuclear submarines as part of the AUKUS partnership, Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, said Saturday.

Andrea Germanos (2021-11-27). Pandemic Response Report Denounces Leaving Global Health 'Hostage' to Big Pharma. zcomm.org "If this pandemic cannot catalyze real change, what will?"

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-11-27). Preserve Human Dignity — Even in the Face of Terrible and Seemingly Hopeless Conditions! globalresearch.ca Incisive article by Dr. Rudolph Haensel first published in April 2020 in the immediate wake of the March 11, 2020 lockdown. Autonomy is the state and attitude to life of self-determination, independence (sovereignty) and self-administration. Philosophically, it is the …

Kathy Smith, William Brooks, Jean Challiner, Enid Povey (2021-11-27). [Correspondence] Quality assurance of remote clinical assessments in the NHS. thelancet.com COVID-19 has accelerated the proportion of digital patient consultations across community and hospital settings, bringing both challenge and opportunity to health-care organisations and their staff. Within our own work, one such opportunity was the increased ability to record and review consultation audio, benefiting not just organisational quality assurance and complaint and incident investigation but also providing meaningful feedback to support clinicians' continuous professional development.

Suzanne James (2021-11-27). Win as Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passes NSW lower house. greenleft.org.au In a major victory for democracy, Suzanne James reports that the NSW lower house has passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill after decades of public debate and community protest.

Dave DeCamp (2021-11-27). Ukraine's PM Calls for 'Constant' NATO Presence in Black Sea. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, "Ensuring the constant presence of maritime warships of the NATO alliance in the Black Sea would be a very strong signal," Shmyhal told Politico. "In the same way, a very strong signal would be the increase of intelligence and reconnaissance flights across the Russian border, in particular in the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea." | There is already an almost-constant presence…

John Zarocostas (2021-11-27). [World Report] Countries prepare for pandemic treaty decision. thelancet.com Health diplomats are negotiating over whether to craft a pandemic accord ahead of a Special Session of the World Health Assembly. John Zarocostas reports from Geneva, Switzerland.

teleSUR, yart, DRL, JDO (2021-11-27). Cuba mantiene cero muertes por Covid-19 y amplía la vacunación. telesurtv.net Mientras avanza la campaña de vacunación, no se han reportado muertes en dos días consecutivos.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-27). Key architect of 2014 Ukrainian coup, Biden "concerned" over current coup canard. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Biden "concerned" over reports of Ukraine coup plot See: Biden's Real Ukraine Scandal: Regime Change and War U.S. President Joe Biden has expressed concern in the wake of reports of an alleged plot being worked out to topple President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. "I am concerned," President Biden told journalists on Friday, November 26. "Look, …

Alexander Milev (2021-11-27). Anti capitalistic currency. indybay.org A time based regional currency, that is issued by people themselves with the help of a software (in development). It is regional, imposes a limit on income and is still to be used worldwide.

M. Ables (2021-11-27). The Rise of Homelessness and the Decline of a Workforce. indybay.org Almost every business is hiring and workers are needed but the lack of affordable housing is decreasing. The wealth inequality gap is growing and homelessness is on the rise. There is a connection, so why isn't Sonoma County taking immediate action to do more for 2,600+ homeless individuals in need?>

WSWS (2021-11-27). Michigan COVID-19 wave escalates as Democrats reject measures to halt the spread. wsws.org The Democratic administration of Governor Whitmer has responded to unprecedented case numbers with a thoroughly inadequate public health advisory.

Slingshot collective (2021-11-27). Sunday 11/28: Help Mail slingshot issue #134. indybay.org Long Haul Infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave Berkeley – corner of Woolsey and Shattuck – 2 blocks from Ashby BART…

teleSUR, SH (2021-11-27). Investigan a policías en Guatemala por abusos en protestas del 2020. telesurtv.net El Ministerio Público informó que los cinco policías investigados se presentaron ante el juez sexto de Primera Instancia Penal.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-27). Ciencia falsa, datos no válidos: No existe un "caso confirmado de COVID-19". No hay pandemia. globalizacion.ca "El PCR es un proceso. No te dice que estás enfermo ". | El Dr. Kary Mullis , premio Nobel e inventor del RT- PCR, falleció en agosto de 2019. | "… Todos o una parte sustancial de estos positivos podrían deberse…

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2021-11-27). Cuba: Five Years After Fidel. zcomm.org In five years, particularly in the last two years, incendiary slang has been unleashed on social media and international media networks, whose target is not only the Cuban government. They want to erase any trace of Fidel Castro…

Coral Wynter (2021-11-27). 'Vaxxers': The inside story of AstraZeneca. greenleft.org.au Usually a vaccine takes 5—10 years from conception to production and injection into people's arms. Vaxxers, writes Coral Wynter, describes how a safe vaccine against COVID-19 was produced in only 10 months.

Fight Back (2021-11-27). Connecticut protest to stop evictions. fightbacknews.org Hartford, CT – On November 20, a dozen protesters rallied in front of the Hartford Supreme Court building to protest the mass evictions happening across Connecticut. The protest centered around Governor Ned Lamont's inability to protect renters from evictions during the ongoing pandemic. There is a new bill requiring landlords to provide tenants with 30 days' removal notice, being disguised as a continuation of the stay on evictions. Other issues included cancelling rent payments and investing in the community instead of police. "Cancel the rents, evictions must end," chanted the protesters. | "The main message w…

Philip Landrigan, Philippe Grandjean (2021-11-27). [Correspondence] Pollution and the developing brain. thelancet.com The Editorial about the social determinants of brain health1 does a superb job of pointing out the powerful association between social disadvantage—poverty, childhood adversity, and violence—and mental disorders. It argues cogently that there is need for psychopharmacologically oriented psychiatric practitioners to join forces with epidemiologists and sociologists to seek holistic approaches to the prevention and treatment of mental illness. Well said!

WSWS (2021-11-27). New York State Assembly releases Cuomo impeachment report. wsws.org The report fails even to mention the role that Cuomo played in legislation that protected the owners of nursing homes and hospitals from liability in COVID deaths.

Uhuru Solidarity Movement (2021-11-27). Sunday 12/5: Wine Tasting for Reparations. indybay.org City Slicker Farms | 2847 Peralta St | Oakland, CA 94608…

Susan Jaffe (2021-11-27). [World Report] Theranos founder counters fraud charges in federal trial. thelancet.com Elizabeth Holmes, founder of medical company Theranos, has given evidence in the trial, with a verdict due next month. Susan Jaffe reports.

Mid County Democratic Club (2021-11-27). Thursday 12/2: Amah Mutsun Tribal Band: History and Current Efforts to Steward Ancestral Lands. indybay.org Register in advance for this free event: | us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtdO6…

Dolores Perez Heilbron (2021-11-27). Sunday 11/28: An Ecologist's View: Welfare Ranching at Point Reyes and Wildfires. indybay.org First Unitarian Universalists of San Francisco ZOOM EVENT | Humanists & Non-Theists present Ecologist George Wuerthner | November 28, 1: 00-2: 30 PM | George Wuerthner is an ecologist, photographer, teacher and author who has published 38 books on environmental, conservation and natural history. | Join Zoom Meeting | us02web.zoom.us/j/86553633969?pwd=cG8ybl… | Meeting ID: 865 5363 3969 | Passcode: 400044 | Dial by your location…

Tomasz Konicz (2021-11-27). 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.

WSWS (2021-11-27). Jury awards $26 million to victims of 2017 neo-Nazi riot in Charlottesville, Virginia civil trial. wsws.org The far-right organizers of the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally knowingly engaged in a conspiracy to commit violent acts.

Thys Millan (2021-11-27). Solidarity with striking lecturers is the only way students win. zcomm.org University workers are right to be angry. Students should actively support their strike…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-11-27). 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.

WSWS (2021-11-27). Expert Nicolas Smit gives testimony on US masking policies under Trump and Biden. wsws.org In a sweeping report, Smit reviews US masking policies during the pandemic and makes clear which types of masks can prevent airborne transmission.

Yap Boum (2021-11-27). [Correspondence] Beyond COVID-19: scaling up and sustaining mobile health in Africa. thelancet.com In their Perspective,1 N Hélène Sawadogo and colleagues highlight the challenges of mobile health care in Africa with the MOS@N project, which provided medical support to pregnant women but ran out of funding 3 years into operation. Securing longer-term funding to sustain mobile health is a challenge in Africa.2 Social innovations such as BIMA (Ghana), AccesAfya (Kenya), Idocta (Cameroon), and Healthforce (South Africa) use telemedicine to improve access to quality health care but have not managed to scale up.

A Guest Author (2021-11-27). The role of Black radicals ‚àí Civil War to the carceral state. workers.org The following slightly edited testimony was presented by Dr. Johanna Fernandez, an associate professor of history at Baruch College of the City University of New York. She is also the author of the book, "The Young Lords: a Radical History." Dr. Fernandez spoke at the Oct. 23-25, 2021 "Spirit of . . . |

N Hélène Sawadogo, Hamidou Sanou, Jeremy A Greene, Vincent Duclos (2021-11-27). [Correspondence] Beyond COVID-19: scaling up and sustaining mobile health in Africa — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Yap Boum for taking the time to respond to our Perspective.1…

WSWS (2021-11-27). UK midwives hold vigils protesting acute staff shortages. wsws.org Midwives along with students of midwifery and support staff up and down the country held protest vigils on November 21, drawing attention to the dire conditions and staff shortages affecting maternity services across the UK.

teleSUR, SH (2021-11-27). ONU condena la impunidad de las desapariciones en México. telesurtv.net El Comité de la ONU contra las Desapariciones Forzadas indicó que México debe adoptar una política nacional para erradicar la desaparición de personas.

Sonny Melencio (2021-11-27). Philippines: Ahead of 2022 national elections, political dynasties seek to consolidate power. greenleft.org.au Three of the country's most powerful political dynasties — the Marcoses, Arroyos and Dutertes — have entered into an unholy alliance with the hope of consolidating power in 2022 and beyond, writes Sonny Melencio.

WSWS (2021-11-27). Glasgow bin workers reject pay offer as school janitors and care workers prepare to strike. wsws.org In Glasgow, such was the strength of feeling among low paid bin workers that GMB officials were unable to call off the COP26 strikes without consulting workers, fearing they would lose control of the situation.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-27). Fidel Castro Ruz. Su legado vivirá para siempre. La verdad como instrumento revolucionario. globalizacion.ca Hace cinco años, el 25 de noviembre de 2016 falleció Fidel Castro Ruz, líder de la Revolución Cubana. Su legado vivirá para siempre. | La Revolución Cubana constituye un hito fundamental en la historia de la humanidad, que desafía la legitimidad…

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

The Green Arcade (2021-11-27). 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…

David Swanson (2021-11-27). What Would Have Worked Better Than Building Back Anything. zcomm.org What would prevent someone turning to Trumpism? Something better to turn to…

teleSUR, DRL (2021-11-27). Avanza marcha en Bolivia en apoyo al presidente Luis Arce. telesurtv.net En el cuarto día de movilización, la columna humana avanza hacia La Paz, pese a la lluvia y bajas temperaturas.

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2021-11-27). Wednesday 12/1: San Jose: Defend Roe v. Wade! National day of action. indybay.org San Jose City Hall…

Jallicia Jolly (2021-11-27). [Perspectives] A reproductive justice response to HIV/AIDS and COVID-19. thelancet.com Lana is a young Black woman living with HIV in Kingston, Jamaica. A mother of young children, she was concerned about what COVID-19 would mean for her pre-existing diagnosis. During the COVID-19 pandemic she has struggled to find psychosocial support groups, consistent access to antiretrovirals, and employment opportunities to maintain her health and support herself and her family. Pam, a middle-aged HIV-positive woman in Detroit, MI, USA, is a caregiver and local HIV organiser who provides emotional and social support to other newly diagnosed people.

Peter Koenig (2021-11-27). Austria: First Western Country to "Legally" Impose "Vaccination" on Her Population. dissidentvoice.org Austria announced a few days ago that it will go into a total lockdown for at least 2 weeks and a maximum of 20 days. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg added that "there will be a legal requirement to get vaccinated from 1 February 2022." This and more was reported by BBC, and as we know, BBC …

Mouris Salloum George (2021-11-27). México — Los errores se pagan caros. globalizacion.ca Deberemos forzosamente de hacer un esfuerzo mayúsculo para ajustarnos a cumplir con las cláusulas del Tratado comercial que firmamos con Estados Unidos y con Canadá, si no estaríamos relegados a sufrir en carne propia en nuestros sectores exportadores. Lo que…

Sam Wainwright (2021-11-27). Traditional Owners, activists take action against Woodside's proposed Scarborough gas project. greenleft.org.au The response to Woodside's announcement that it is proceeding with its Scarborough gas field exploitation project has been swift, with protests and direct actions organised in Murujuga (Burrup Peninsula) and Perth. Sam Wainwright reports.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-27). Algerian President Says Syria Should Take Part In Next Arab League Summit. southfront.org The official flag of the Arab League. | On November 26, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said that Syria should return to the Arab League during the next Arab summit which will be held in Algiers upcoming March."Syria is supposed to be present," the President told reporters when asked if the next Arab summit in Algeria will see Syria's return to the Arab League. | The President stressed that the upcoming Algiers summit should be inclusive in order to help reunify the Arab world once again."When we organize an Arab…

Staff (2021-11-27). Conferencia Iberoamericana: Canciller cubano agradece reclamo al cese del bloqueo. cubadebate.cu Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla agradeció la tradicional posición de los países miembros de la Conferencia Iberoamericana en el reclamo al cese del bloqueo económico, comercial y financiero impuesto por Estados Unidos. Recordó que esta política se ha recrudecido de manera deliberada y oportunista en el contexto de la pandemia de COVID-19.

The Lancet (2021-11-27). [Editorial] Tobacco control: far from the finish line. thelancet.com Tobacco control is working—slowly. The number of people smoking worldwide has declined and tobacco-attributable deaths are falling. This progress is evident in WHO's fourth report on international tobacco trends, released on Nov 16, which estimates 1 ∑30 billion tobacco users globally in 2020, compared with 1 ∑32 billion in 2015. 60 countries are now on track—versus 32 countries 2 years ago—to achieve the voluntary global target of a 30% reduction in tobacco use between 2010 and 2025. Such progress is welcome.

A Guest Author (2021-11-27). 'Unity, diversity, interculturality' ‚àí a Sandinista's view on autonomy. workers.org By Johnny Hodgson The following is part three of a presentation given by Johnny Hodgson, Sandinista National Liberation Front's Political Secretary for the Autonomous Region of the South Caribbean (RACCS) on Oct. 6 in Managua, Nicaragua, to a U.S. delegation comprised of Coleen Littlejohn, Sara Flounders, Monica Moorehead, Joav Elinevsky . . . |

Richard Falk (2021-11-27). On the Collective Will of the Human Species to Survive. zcomm.org What does not exist with sufficient strength to counter the tyranny of sub-species primacy are mechanisms of sufficient capability to protect the distinctly human interest in species survival or the global interest in essential forms of inter-species coexistence…

teleSUR, jaa, MER (2021-11-27). øQué debes saber sobre los comicios generales de Honduras?>. telesurtv.net Los hondureños deberán votar por su nuevo presidente, vicepresidentes, diputados al Congreso Nacional y al Parlacen.

WSWS (2021-11-27). COVID-19 cases surge to record highs in South Korea. wsws.org As the number of new cases grows, inequality is also sharply escalating.

Michael Jansen (2021-11-27). Is Big Brother Israel a 'stalker state'? juancole.com ( Jordan Times) — In an interview with The Washington Post, Israel's Breaking the Silence, an ex-soldiers rights organisation, has highlighted Israel's comprehensive surveillance of Palestinians living under occupation. Breaking the Silence, which collects testimonies of abuses reported by soldiers, points out that Israel's employment of advanced techniques amount to "massive escalation in Israel's pursuit …

The FRG (2021-11-27). Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) – Bend Over And Spread 'Em! indybay.org In another example of a corrupt police force, gone mad with power, in November 2021 the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Provost Marshal announced that he has ordered his Gate Guards and Military Police to conduct random TSA-Style frisk searches of people seeking access to the military base near Tacoma, WA.

Richard Gonzalez (2021-11-27). Reviewing Recourses for the LGBTQ Community. indybay.org An op-ed piece on the resources available for the LGBTQ community.

WSWS (2021-11-27). Charité intensive—Station 43: An unsettling documentary about the reality of the coronavirus. wsws.org The true horror of the deadly pandemic is visible "on the faces of the patients, their children and life partners. And it is reflected in the eyes of the medical staff."

editor (2021-11-27). 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…

teleSUR, SH (2021-11-27). EE.UU. pide a hondureños respetar los resultados electorales del 28N. telesurtv.net EE.UU. ha instado a las autoridades hondureñas a celebrar unas elecciones generales transparentes y pacíficas.

Youth Art Exchange (2021-11-27). Wednesday 12/1: ReEmergence:________ The 11th Annual Youth Arts Summit. indybay.org

It's Going Down (2021-11-27). Bay Area Sees Graffiti in Solidarity With Those Displaced by UC Berkeley Development. itsgoingdown.org Graffiti against UC Berkeley led evictions and displacement goes up in the bay area of California. A post on Indybay.org, coupled with photos of graffiti stating, "Fuck the UC!," wrote: A small act of solidarity with those exploited, brutalized, and displaced by the University of California. It's unclear as to where the graffiti was written,…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-11-27). Why Don't We See Headlines Touting the Pentagon's Hefty Price Tag? zcomm.org "Some of the same people who denounce the BBB plan as too expensive are eager to pass a bill giving the Pentagon $778 billion for one year, or nearly $8 trillion over ten years."

teleSUR, SH (2021-11-27). Pedro Castillo denuncia intentos de desestabilización en Perú. telesurtv.net La vicepresidenta peruana calificó de intento de golpe de Estado la moción que pretende la destitución del presidente Pedro Castillo.

àÅlvaro Verzi Rangel (2021-11-27). Elecciones en Honduras: Xiomara Castro favorita, EEUU expectante. globalizacion.ca Las elecciones generales del próximo domingo en Honduras se vaticinan serán las más concurridas en la historia democrática, pese a los altos índices de violencia política e incertidumbre electoral, donde la candidata centroizquierdista Xiomara Castro aparece como favorita. Si gana…

Sonny Melencio (2021-11-27). Building a socialist-green-progressive electoral slate in the Phillipines. zcomm.org 'Fielding candidates for top posts is a bold and daring move for Left groups. It has never been done before.'

WSWS (2021-11-27). Nursing staff in Germany on strike during contract negotiations for public sector workers. wsws.org There is now a shortage of at least 100,000 nurses in German hospitals, and more and more nurses are suffering burn-out—under conditions where infection rates are exploding.

Nicholas J Wald, A Victor Hoffbrand (2021-11-27). [Correspondence] Mandatory UK folic acid fortification. thelancet.com Paul Haggarty's Comment is welcome in drawing attention to the recent decision by the UK Government to fortify non-wholemeal wheat flour with folic acid (vitamin B9).1 Mandatory folic acid fortification will help prevent the birth defects spina bifida and anencephaly and other neural tube defects (NTDs). The Government's decision is a positive step but we have a number of concerns.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-26). Belarus: U.S. exploits Poland, Ukraine, Baltic states to start a war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Lukashenko: USA wants to use Poland, Baltic states, Ukraine to start war The United States of America wants to unleash a war using Poland, the Baltic states, Ukraine and the migrant crisis on the border of Belarus, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he spoke at a joint meeting of the Constitutional Commission and the …

Dave DeCamp (2021-11-26). Ethiopia Warns US Against 'Spreading False Information' About War. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, Ethiopia Ethiopian government spokesman Kebede Desisa Desisa said Ethiopia is not only fig…

Staff (2021-11-26). Only matter of time before 'worst-ever' Covid strain hits UK — genomics chief. rt.com The UK's Covid genomics chief, Professor Sharon Peacock, has warned that it's only a matter of time before the newly mutated "worst-ever" strain reaches the country, but that officials can buy some time to prepare. | Speaking to reporters on Friday, Peacock highlighted how the 'Omicron' variant is "likely to be transmitted into the UK at some point" due to the virulent nature of the strain. | "I think buying time is important and it's worthwhile, because we can find out what we need to know about that particular variant," Peacock said, urging officials to brace for its arrival on British shores. | Read more…

Staff (2021-11-26). The ABCs of Covid: What you need to know about each 'strain of concern'. rt.com Scientists warn that a new coronavirus variant, dubbed Omicron, has the makings of a "super-contagious" virus. Here's a quick look at how we got here, and how the new variant name came about. | Previous viral outbreaks in history ended up being called after the country where they were first detected — for example, the "Spanish flu" that decimated the world in the aftermath of the First World War, a century ago. From the very beginning of the current pandemic, however, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been cautious to avoid such labeling. The virus itself was designated SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Resp…

Staff (2021-11-26). Not 'Nu': WHO officially names new Covid 'variant of concern' Omicron. rt.com The World Health Organization (WHO) has named the new Covid-19 variant first detected in southern Africa "Omicron", the UN health agency said after a meeting on Friday. | The global health agency met on Friday to name the B.1.1.529 strain and decided to classify it as a "variant of concern," rather than the less serious designation "variant of interest." | Following the meeting of the We call for increased surveillance and genetic testing & thank üá&…

WSWS (2021-11-26). Live updates: WHO officially designates new COVID-19 strain "variant of concern" wsws.org Scientists have detected a new variant of COVID-19, called B.1.1.529 (or Omicron), which appears to have originated in South Africa but has already been detected in several other countries.

Staff (2021-11-26). OMS clasifica como "de preocupación" nueva variante del SARS-CoV-2 y la denomina omicron. cubadebate.cu La OMS clasificó este viernes como "de preocupación" la variante B.1.1.529 del SARS-CoV-2, detectada recientemente en Sudáfrica, y alertó que puede propagarse más rápidamente que otras. Se necesitarán varias semanas para saber más sobre la nueva variante, su transmisibilidad y la eficacia de las vacunas y terapias frente a ella.

WSWS (2021-11-26). Live updates: New COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa and internationally. wsws.org Scientists have detected a new variant of COVID-19, called B.1.1.529 (or Nu), which appears to have originated in South Africa but has already been detected in several other countries.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-26). Q&A: Imperial experts discuss new variant B.1.1.529‚ÄØ. imperial.ac.uk What is the new variant, how is it different, and how concerned should we be?>

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-26). Imperial COVID-19 Response Team share new tool to assess threat of new variants. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's COVID-19 Response Team have developed a new tool to assess the threat of new variants in real-time.

MEE, agencies (2021-11-26). New Covid variant: Israel detects case of strain first discovered in South Africa. middleeasteye.net New Covid variant: Israel detects case of strain first discovered in South Africa | The new variant found in South Africa has at least ten mutations, compared to two for Delta and three for Beta variants | Fri, 11/26/2021 – 10: 00 | Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held an emergency meeting with public health officials to discuss the Covid-19 situation (AFP) | Israel has detected a c…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-26). Three men involved in Ahmaud Arbery's murder found guilty, set to face life sentences. peoplesdispatch.org Travis McMichael, along with his father Greg McMichael and neighbor William Bryan, received a unanimous guilty verdict 21 months after the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. The three are also set to face a federal hate crimes trial in February…

_____ (2021-11-26). Washington Unleashes Biological Warfare in Syria. journal-neo.org The US crimes in Syria have already been repeatedly reported by the Western media, the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA, as well as various international organizations. The airstrikes on Syrian cities, which were carried out by the US and the coalition led by them in violation of international law and had disastrous consequences for civilians, …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-11-26). Carol Anderson on White Supremacy vs. Democracy. fair.org Guardian ( This week on CounterSpin: What do we want? Multiracial democracy. When do we want it? Now. What stands in the way? White supremacy that has disregarded, derailed and violently defied that democracy at multiple turns. | Those anguished over the Rittenhouse acquittal, depressed by racist police brutality, unnerved by the failure to take seriously the January 6 insurrection, and worried about systemic predations on voting rights are sometimes led to say: "This isn't America!" If you attend to actual US history (importantly diffe…

Margaret Kimberley (2021-11-26). Rittenhouse and Verdict Mania. orinocotribune.com By Margaret Kimberley — Nov 23, 2021 | Black people give great attention to certain court cases in hopes of receiving justice when the system is designed to be unjust. That recognition and the commitment to fighting back will be of greater use than divining conclusions about a racist nation when juries reach verdicts. | Every high-profile trial which demonstrates the connections between systemic racism and law enforcement rivets 40 million Black men, women, and children to television, newspapers, and social media. One would think that jury verdicts change the living conditions of Black people in this country…

Derek Royden (2021-11-26). Normalizing vigilantism? The American right's reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict. nationofchange.org "This might be interpreted across the far right as a type of permission slip to do this kind of thing or to seek out altercations in this way."

_____ (2021-11-26). From 'Saddam Has WMDs' To 'Russia Is Preparing To Invade Ukraine'. popularresistance.org Following Saturday's news report by corporate-owned US media outlet CBS, which outlined alleged plans by Russia to invade Ukraine in the coming weeks as the Winter sets in, based on unverified information given to the media network by unnamed US Intelligence officials, anti-Russian hysteria in the Western mainstream media has again stepped up a notch — with Moscow already being accused of playing a key role in the ongoing migrant crisis at the Belarus-Poland border, where thousands of immigrants, many of whom are fleeing the wars and colour revolutions imposed on their countries by the US-NATO hegemony, are…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-26). NATO HQ: Poland calls for escalation of NATO forces on Belarus, Russia borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Polish President Andrzej Duda said he had proposed increasing NATO's military presence in eastern Europe during a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on Thursday. "In connection with Russia's activities near Ukraine, I made a proposal to increase the readiness of NATO forces in this part of Europe and consider strengthening their presence, …

SAM (2021-11-26). What's That 'Surtax' Doing in Build Back Better? inequality.org

_____ (2021-11-26). Ethiopia: The West's Diplomats Meet In Secret To Help The TPLF. popularresistance.org Former ambassadors and current diplomats for the United States, Britain and EU had a Zoom meeting this past Sunday with an official for the TPLF in what amounts to a green light from the West for the terrorist group's attempts to overthrow the democratically elected Ethiopian government. And there's evidence to prove it: a phone-cam video of the two-hour meeting. | "I hope that you'll have military success fairly soon, because it seems as if the situation is only becoming more drastic," said Vicki Huddleston, who was Chargé d'Affairs ad interim in Ethiopia during years the TPLF were in power. | France's retired d…

_____ (2021-11-26). Ethiopia: The West's Diplomats Meet In Secret To Decide How To Help The TPLF. popularresistance.org Former ambassadors and current diplomats for the United States, Britain and EU had a Zoom meeting this past Sunday with an official for the TPLF in what amounts to a green light from the West for the terrorist group's attempts to overthrow the democratically elected Ethiopian government. And there's evidence to prove it: a phone-cam video of the two-hour meeting.

Staff (2021-11-26). 27 November, Gothenburg: Manifestation! # StandWithThe6. samidoun.net Saturday, 27 November 2 pm Gustaf Adolfs Torg Gothenburg, Sweden Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/297400355580535 On November 27 at 2 pm, we will demonstrate together with the Palestinian Coordination Group — Gothenburg and many others against the state of Israel's "terror" desgination of Palestinian civil society organizations! We demand that the Swedish government immediately condemn the "terror" designation […] | The article

Danny Shaw (2021-11-26). "Vladimir the Terrible" Fits the Needs of the U.S. Military-Industrial Complex for an "Evil Foreign Enemy"—But the Real Putin Is Well-Regarded by Many Russians for Standing Up to U.S. Imperialism and Reviving the Russian Economy. covertactionmagazine.com Putin is considered a threat because he restored Russian sovereignty, erased the humiliation of the Boris Yeltsin era, and championed …

Danny Shaw (2021-11-26). "Vladimir the Terrible" Fit the Needs of the U.S. Military-Industrial Complex for an "Evil Foreign Enemy"—But the Real Putin Is Well-Regarded by Many Russians for Standing Up to U.S. Imperialism and Reviving the Russian Economy. covertactionmagazine.com Putin is considered a threat because he restored Russian sovereignty, erased the humiliation of the Boris Yeltsin era, and championed …

MEE, agencies (2021-11-26). Lebanon: Pound plummets to new low. middleeasteye.net Lebanon: Pound plummets to new low | Purchasing power of Lebanese in free fall, with minimum monthly wage of 675,000 pounds now worth just $27 | Fri, 11/26/2021 – 11: 52 | People exchange Lebanese pounds and US dollar notes on the black market in Lebanon's capital Beirut (AFP/File photo) | The Lebanese pound sank to a new low on the black market on Friday, with no end in sight to the econo…

_____ (2021-11-26). Amazon Deals Take A Hit After Depots Disrupted On Black Friday. popularresistance.org The emissions created by Black Friday sales are "phenomenally' high". Research from money.co.uk has found that shoppers could emit over 386,243 tonnes of carbon emissions in 2021. | That is the equivalent of 215,778 return flights between London and Sydney, and the same weight as 3,679 blue whales. | In the UK, activists from across the country are taking part, with 13 blockades in Doncaster, Darlington, Newcastle, Manchester, Peterborough, Derby, Coventry, Rugeley, Dartford, Bristol, Tilbury, Milton Keynes and Dunfermline. | These sites account for just over 50 per cent of Amazon deliveries in the UK. | The aim…

_____ (2021-11-26). Amazon Deals To Take A Hit After Extinction Rebellion Disrupts Depots On Black Friday. popularresistance.org A total of 15 Amazon fulfilment centres in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands have been blocked by Extinction Rebellion ahead of major global discount day, Black Friday. In the UK, activists from across the country are taking part, with 13 blockades in Doncaster, Darlington, Newcastle, Manchester, Peterborough, Derby, Coventry, Rugeley, Dartford, Bristol, Tilbury, Milton Keynes and Dunfermline. These sites account for just over 50 per cent of Amazon deliveries in the UK.

_____ (2021-11-26). Healing In A Time Of Truth And Justice. popularresistance.org National awareness about the role of the federal government and Christian churches in the U.S. Indian boarding school policy is growing rapidly. Ignited by the discoveries of children's graves at Canada's Indian residential schools, the U.S. is poised to face its own reckoning for a similar history. The Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition seized on the growing awareness during its Healing in a Time of Truth and Justice Summit, held virtually on Nov. 19-20.

_____ (2021-11-26). Jorge Arreaza On Venezuela Recovering From Sanctions In New Post-Petro Economic Plan. popularresistance.org 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 served as Venezuela's foreign minister and spent years building diplomatic ties with other nations amid Washington's aggressive hybrid war.

_____ (2021-11-26). Jorge Arreaza On Venezuela Recovering From Sanctions. popularresistance.org 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 served as Venezuela's foreign minister and spent years building diplomatic ties with other nations amid Washington's aggressive hybrid war. | "After 22 years of revolution, we have had to deal with President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, President Trump, and President Biden…

_____ (2021-11-26). Kenya: US Government Fueling 'War on Terror' Disappearances And Killings. popularresistance.org Family members of people disappeared and executed by police and paramilitary units in Kenya say the U.S. government is funding and fueling these abuses, and are demanding answers. Acting on their behalf, Mombasa-based Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) and its U.S. partners, the NYU School of Law's Global Justice Clinic and the Center for Constitutional Rights, today filed Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests focusing on grave violations committed by Kenyan units "set up, equipped, trained, funded, and/or guided" by the U.S. government. | The request comes after press investigations revealed that the U.S. govern…

_____ (2021-11-26). Kenyan Families Say U.S. Government Fueling "War on Terror" Disappearances and Killings, Demand Records. popularresistance.org Family members of people disappeared and executed by police and paramilitary units in Kenya say the U.S. government is funding and fueling these abuses, and are demanding answers. Acting on their behalf, Mombasa-based Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) and its U.S. partners, the NYU School of Law's Global Justice Clinic and the Center for Constitutional Rights, today filed Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests focusing on grave violations committed by Kenyan units "set up, equipped, trained, funded, and/or guided" by the U.S. government.

_____ (2021-11-26). Salute To India's Farmers! A Big Win For Peoples' Power! popularresistance.org In a big win for India's protesting farmers, who were leading a historic agitation for nearly a year, the Government of India — on the 19th of November — announced the repeal of three controversial farm laws that threatened to corporatize the country's agricultural sector. It is an inspirational account of what peoples' power can achieve even in the most adverse conditions. | The Indian farmers' protest, one of the largest mobilizations in recent history, completes a year on 26th November 2021. In the course of this historic protest, peasants and workers have braved harsh winters, heavy rains, brutal…

_____ (2021-11-26). This Victory Gives Confidence for Future Struggles. popularresistance.org On 19 November 2021, a week before the first anniversary of the farmers' revolt, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi surrendered. He accepted that the three laws on agricultural markets that had been pushed through the parliament in 2020 would be repealed. The farmers of India had won. The All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), one of the organisers of the protest movement, celebrated the triumph and declared that 'this victory gives more confidence for future struggles'. Many pressing struggles remain, including the fight for a law to guarantee a minimum support price that is one and a half times the cost of production…

_____ (2021-11-26). Why There Are So Few Whistleblowers. popularresistance.org Adam Schiff's new book, "Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could," makes a strong case for the importance of whistleblowing, particularly in these fractured times. Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, argues that his committee is "uniquely dependent on whistleblowers" because of the "classified nature" of its work. Without whistleblowers, the congressional intelligence committees would be "almost completely reliant on the intelligence agencies to self-report," according to Schiff. A whistleblower in the intelligence community cannot go to the press, so they mu…

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-26). Anti-Chavista Stalin González Trusts CNE to Organize Opposition Primaries. orinocotribune.com The leader of the Un Nuevo Tiempo party, Stalin González, supported the proposal of another opposition politician, Marí Corina Machado, to hold primaries in their political sector, and he suggested that it be done through the National Electoral Council (CNE), as it gives everyone more confidence. | During an interview, Stalin González stated that he agrees with María Corina Machado's proposal to carry out primaries to choose a new opposition leadership through popular elections; but he suggested that a mechanism to do so should be studied, for which he mentioned that working with the CNE would make it much easier…

Ann Brown (2021-11-26). Inflation Is Here: Dollar Tree Switches Up, Products Will Now Cost $1.25. moguldom.com Shoppers at Dollar Tree are in for sticker shock. Prices are no longer a dollar at the discount variety store and Fortune 500 company. The company, which operates 15,115 stores in the U.S. and Canada, has raised its prices 25 percent to $1.25 for most of its products. Inflation is here. The annual inflation rate …

Ann Brown (2021-11-26). Democrat In New York State Legislature: I'm Proposing Bill To Prevent Health Insurance Coverage For Unvaccinated Covid Patients. moguldom.com New York State Democrat Assemblyman Patrick Burke is proposing legislation that would allow health insurance companies to deny coverage to the unvaccinated for any covid-related treatments. "I know we're all tired of this pandemic, and it's largely being perpetuated by variants of covid that keep sprouting up, and they're mostly sprouting up in unvaccinated populations," …

Asa Winstanley (2021-11-26). Second Bristol report exonerated David Miller of anti-Semitism. electronicintifada.net "I do not accept that there is any basis for categorizing it as anti-Semitic," wrote lawyer hired by university.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-11-26). Off to the Solomon Islands: Australia's Civilizers Get Busy. dissidentvoice.org A small riot. Unrest. Risk of collapse. All given a ballooning effect and inflated for policy makers across the ocean. Before much time elapses, Australian security forces are skirting off to restore order in their vast watery neighbourhood. It is a reminder that such relations in the Pacific region are a mixture of intervention, forcible …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-26). New Covid Variant Spooks Global Stock And Crypto Markets, Flights Banned Out Of South Africa. moguldom.com The discovery of a new, fast-spreading coronavirus variant from Botswana caused flights to be banned with just hours of warning to the U.K., Israel, and a growing number of European countries from South Africa and five other Southern African countries. Stock and crypto markets were hit hard on news of the travel restrictions, with Bitcoin's …

ecns.cn (2021-11-26). 'Smash-and-grab' crimes sweep U.S. major cities: report. ecns.cn The upscale stores in major U.S. cities are suffering from a wave of "smash-and-grab" crimes, according to CNN.

ecns.cn (2021-11-26). China strongly opposes U.S. lawmakers' visit to Taiwan region. ecns.cn China strongly opposes five U.S. lawmakers' recent visit to Taiwan region, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Friday.

Editor2 (2021-11-26). Padre Melo Says Hondurans Want Their Vote to be Respected in Historic Elections. orinocotribune.com 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. | Ismael Moreno or Padre Melo, is a Jesuit priest, the general director of Radio Progreso, and a member of the Team…

Editor2 (2021-11-26). US Extends Authorization of PDVSA Transactions Until June 2022. orinocotribune.com The US Treasury Department extended the authorization for the closing of transactions to allow the limited maintenance of essential operations and contracts with Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA until June 1, 2022. | "All transactions and activities prohibited by EO 13850 (…) that are normally necessary for the settlement of operations, contracts, or other agreements in Venezuela involving PDVSA or any entity in which PDVSA owns, directly or indirectly, a 50% or greater interest, and that were in effect prior to July 26, 2019, are authorized until June 1, 2022," the Treasury Department said in a notice.

Fedaa al-Qedra (2021-11-26). Killed by Israel's negligence. electronicintifada.net Sami al-Amour was denied medical treatment by his jailers.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-26). Chris Tucker: I Passed On Doing More Friday Movies Because of Influence on Weed Culture. moguldom.com Chris Tucker became one of Hollywood's highest-paid actors after he played the role of Smokey in the "Friday" movie, the first installment in the franchise that became a cultural phenomenon and box office hit. In addition to being a breakout role for Tucker, the movie gave the culture many phrases and lingo that remain popular …

Johanna Kichton (2021-11-26). People's Action and Our City Action Buffalo Statement on Buffalo Mayoral Race. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action and its member organization, Our City Action Buffalo, today released the following statement by Movement Politics Director Brooke Adams and Our City Action Buffalo President Maria Ta after the results were finalized for the mayoral race in Buffalo, New York: "India Walton's campaign changed the game for …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-26). Diosdado Cabello Issues Warning to EU and Elected Opposition Mayors. orinocotribune.com When evaluating the report on Venezuela's mega-elections presented by the Election Observation Commission of the European Union, Venezuelan deputy Diosdado Cabello noted that the opinion of Isabel Santos contrasts with that of all the other international organizations that served as observers in Venezuela's latest elections. | Cabello, the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), made the comments during his television program Con El Mazo Dando, where he also warned opposition leaders who were elected as governors and mayors, that they must abide by the law. | "Guess which was the o…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-26). Turkish Lira Collapses To Record Low Against Dollar, Economist Predicts Contagion Into Other EM Countries. moguldom.com The Turkish lira, which has shed 42 percent against the US dollar so far this year, collapsed to a historic low on Tuesday Nov. 23, prompting some economists to warn of a new currency crisis as the country's central bank bows to political pressure from President Tayyip Erdogan and slashes interest rates. Tuesday's slide was …

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-11-26). Israel begs world to keep paying its occupation bills. electronicintifada.net Aid to Palestinian Authority helps fuel building in settlements.

Michael Welch (2021-11-26). The Collapse of America: Distant Early Warning Signs of Uncle Sam's Demise. Andrei Martyanov. globalresearch.ca

Mustafa Al-Nomani (2021-11-26). Brooklyn street renamed after Black man killed by police. liberationnews.org This street naming was not only a victory for Gurley's family, but also a testament to the power of community.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-11-26). We Do Exist: Why the Palestinian Voice Should Take Center Stage. dissidentvoice.org At a recent New York event, the President of the Foreign Press Association Ian Williams declared, before an approving audience, that it is time "to reclaim the narrative on Palestine". This phrase — 'reclaiming the narrative' — is relatively new to the Palestinian discourse. Years ago, the concept, let alone its implementation, were quite alien: …

Staff (2021-11-26). 21N Regional Elections: Causes Behind Delay in Barinas State Results — CNE Headquarter to Take Charge. orinocotribune.com Five days after the celebration of the regional and local mega-elections of November 21 in Venezuela, tension remains amongst sectors of the right in Barinas state that insist on questioning the results and proclaiming the candidate Freddy Superlano as the winner and refusing to recognize the candidate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), and current governor, Argenis Chávez. | In this sense, spokespersons for both the electoral body, and the political groups involved, have stated that the Democratic Unit Roundtable requested a 100% recount of the ballots and election records, which in turn has dela…

Staff (2021-11-26). Diosdado Regrets Machista Comments Made by Re-elected PSUV Mayor of Sucre. orinocotribune.com The first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, referred this Wednesday, November 24, to a video that recently circulated on social media platforms, in which the PSUV's recently re-elected mayor of the Sucre municipality in Miranda state, José Vicente Rangel àÅvalos, made machista comments towards women. Rangel àÅvalos subsequently assumed responsibility for his comments, and "clarified" in an apology letter that the statements were made in a "jocular" space among his work team, and were taken out of context. | To be more precise, Mayor Rangel àÅvalo…

Staff (2021-11-26). Russia's Zakharova: Countries Criticizing Venezuela's Elections Motivated Only by Politically Motivated Hopes to Destabilize Venezuela. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, November 25, Russia welcomed the broad participation of Venezuela's opposition in the regional and local elections held last Sunday, and described the intentions of the countries that refuse to recognize the results as "politically motivated hopes to destabilize," reported the EFE news agency. | "We welcome the participation in the elections of representatives of a broad sector of the opposition," said Maria Zakharova, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at a press conference. | According to the Russian diplomat, this "demonstrates the maturity of the political process in Venezuela and…

Staff (2021-11-26). Washington Authorizes Chevron to Stay in Venezuela but Forces Competition Out. orinocotribune.com The United States Department of the Treasury extended the authorization period for Chevron to remain in Venezuela until June 1, 2022. The North American country authorized its own oil company Chevron, and the oil services companies Halliburton, Schlumberger Limited, Baker Hughes Holdings LLC, and Weatherford International Public Limited Company, to maintain their presence in Venezuela. However, when the illegal economic coercive measures were first issued, it forced European and Asian oil companies out of Venezuela. | "All transactions and activities prohibited by Executive Order 13850… that are normally necess…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-26). Right-Wing Groups Attack Community Media Outlets After Elections. orinocotribune.com Following their general rejection at the polls by the people, opposition leaders are mounting attacks against alternative and community media outlets in regions where they won elections, according to reports. | Venezuela's Public Ministry ordered an investigation to be opened into violent acts committed against radio stations in municipalities of Mérida state, in the Andes region, and in the Barinas state, in the Llanos region. | #DESIGNADOS Fiscal 15 d Barinas y Fiscal 16 d Mérida para investigar d oficio los asaltos -por vía d turbas violentas- d emisoras Ramona Wadi (2021-11-26). Belgium has decided to Label Squatter-Settler goods from Occupied Palestine as Not from Israel — Will it start a Wave? juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) — Labelling Israeli settlement products "strengthens extremists, does not help promote peace in the region, and shows Belgium as not contributing to regional stability," according to Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll. He lashed out at Belgium's announcement that it would start applying more restrictive measures on goods produced by …

Monika Bauerlein (2021-11-26). Are You Part Of The "Exhausted Majority"? zcomm.org One of the things I look forward to each Thanksgiving is waking up to a Twitter feed that has slowed to a crawl. It is as if, briefly, the world is not churning up crisis after crisis…

teleSUR (2021-11-26). US Trade War Against China Fosters Chips Global Shortage. telesurenglish.net The United States has made no secret of its attempt to suppress China's chip development and manufacturing capabilities. However, a recent development suggests that it wants more — to reshape the global landscape of the chip industry and establish hegemony in the field. | RELATED: | The plan of SK hynix, a chipmaker in the Republic of Korea, to upgrade its production facility in China to make memory chips more ef…

Dave DeCamp (2021-11-26). US Sends Another Warship Into Black Sea Amid Russia Tensions. news.antiwar.com The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke entered the Black Sea Thursday to operate alongside NATO allies, The US and NATO have stepped up their activity in the Black Sea to stoke tensions with Russia, and there is now a regular presence of US warships in the waters. The Arleigh Burke entered the Black Sea after two other US Navy destroyers, the USS Porter and the USS Mount Whitney, completed operations in the a…

Vijay Prashad (2021-11-26). The Indian Farmers Defend the Rights of Farmers Everywhere. zcomm.org The farmers in India continue to fight in a struggle they share with farmers everywhere throughout the world…

Moderator (2021-11-26). Why I'm Not Rushing to Get My Six-Year-Old the COVID-19 VaccineÔøºÔøº. scheerpost.com [ By Len C. Goodman / As a father of a young child, I am pressured to get my daughter vaccinated for COVID-19. And like many Americans, I have concerns about giving my six-year-old a new vaccine that was not tested on humans until last year, and that has been approved only for "emergency use" in kids. The feverish hype by government officials, mainstream media outlets, and Big Pharma, and the systematic demonization and ce…

teleSUR (2021-11-26). AMLO Ends Mining Concessions in Mexico: 'They Just Speculated'. telesurenglish.net "There will be no new mining concessions, many have already been granted," said the Mexican President, who asserted that the mining companies simply speculated in the financial market. | RELATED: | López Obrador asserted that the existing concessions will be respected; however, his government will not give any more, since many companies "cheated" and have not carried out their intended tasks. | "They did juicy b…

teleSUR (2021-11-26). Globalink | Gourd Pyrography Works Express Wishes for Winter Olympics. telesurenglish.net How does a gourd pyrographer express his best wishes for the coming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in his own way?> | Liu Zhen creates on a gourd at home in Tangshan Township of Nanchang City, east China's Jiangxi Province, Sept. 16, 2020.

Hadas Thier (2021-11-26). No, DSA Shouldn't Expel Rep. Jamaal Bowman. zcomm.org New York congressperson Jamaal Bowman has made a number of wrong decisions on Israel-Palestine. But socialists should criticize those errors without driving him away from the Palestine liberation movement and the Left…

teleSUR (2021-11-26). Cubans Launch Granma Yacht Replica Into the Sea. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the Youth Communist Union (UJC) and the cultural project "Our America" launched a symbolic replica of the yacht Granma into the sea to honor Fidel Castro, who arrived on this boat from Mexico with 81 revolutionaries in 1956 to fight Fulgencio Batista's dictatorship (1952-1959). | RELATED: | "We remember the Granma expedition members because we have faith in the Revolution's continuity," 30-year-old U…

Mary Triny Mena (2021-11-26). Starting a business amid a crisis. america.cgtn.com Starting a business anywhere in the world today is a difficult task.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-26). Invisible Dictatorship: One Dimensional Man vs the Emerging Multidimensional Individual. libya360.wordpress.com Germán Gorraiz López Part I: The Bourgeois Society Hermann Hesse in his book "Steppenwolf" (Der Steppenwolf, 1927), captures the feeling of anguish, despair and bewilderment that gripped European society in the interwar period and is a lucid analysis of the madness of an era in which the old is dying without the new having been…

Zoe Alexandra (2021-11-26). Honduran movements build new strategies to engage with institutional politics. peoplesdispatch.org Honduras' Broad Movement for Justice and Dignity ( MAJD, a movement that struggles in defense of human rights, in defense of natural resources, a…

Ediz Tiyansan (2021-11-26). Los Angeles vows to prevent 'instant' home buying. america.cgtn.com The city of Los Angeles has vowed to prevent certain tech companies from engaging in "iBuying" in the city's housing market.

_____ (2021-11-26). What can the Pope do in North Korea? journal-neo.org Moon Jae-in visited the Vatican on October 29, 2021, when he met Pope Francis to discuss the possibility of a visit by the pontiff to North Korea, saying the Koreans hope the visit will help strengthen peace on the Korean Peninsula. Pope Francis responded positively and said he was willing to make the trip if …

Lucrecia Franco (2021-11-26). Venezuelan migrants stranded at the Brazil border. america.cgtn.com Brazil reopened its border with Venezuela in June of this year, having closed it more than a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dave DeCamp (2021-11-26). At IAEA, US Threatens to Ramp Up Pressure on Iran. news.antiwar.com At the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Board of Governors meeting on Thursday, Earlier this year, Iran stopped voluntarily complying with the Additional Protocol, an aspect of the JCPOA that allows the IAEA to conduct snap inspections. The IAEA is demanding that Iran cooperates with the Additional Protocol, but Tehran has no obligation to since the US withdr…

WSWS (2021-11-26). Opponent of COVID-19 vaccine mandate arrested for bombing at Stellantis Windsor Assembly Plant. wsws.org The central question raised by recent events at the Windsor plant is: why has there been no sustained worker resistance to management's insistence that they toil in unsafe conditions during the pandemic, or its plans to cut a further 1,800 jobs?

William rivers Pitt (2021-11-26). Whatever Passes for "Normal" Amid COVID Is About to Take Yet Another Hard Turn. zcomm.org And still the country remains only 59 percent vaccinated, even as all available data show how remarkably effective the vaccines are at protecting people from the worst elements of COVID.

teleSUR (2021-11-26). Attack On Feminist March Leaves 3 Deaths & 2 Injured in Mexico. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the Sonora State Attorney General's Office (FGJE) reported that men with assault rifles and grenades murdered three citizens and wounded two people in the vicinity of Guaymas City Hall, where the organization "Sea Feminists" called a protest against gender-based violence. | RELATED: | The attackers opened fire against Mayor Karla Cordova, who had arrested members of two criminal organizations operating in the zone…

teleSUR (2021-11-26). Kirchner Acquitted of Alleged Money Laundering in Argentina. telesurenglish.net According to the ruling released on Friday, Argentine Vice President Cristina Kirchner and her two children, Florencia and Máximo, were acquitted for the non-existence of a crime in a case investigating alleged money laundering. | The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, and the vice president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, participate in a campaign event on November 11, 2021 in Buenos Aires (Argentina).

WSWS (2021-11-26). Tens of thousands of transport workers enter fourth week of indefinite strike in India. wsws.org The strike by the Maharashtra state bus transport workers is being mounted by rank-and-file workers in opposition to the wishes of the bureaucratic leadership of more than two dozen trade unions and in defiance of a Bombay High Court ruling banning the strike.

WSWS (2021-11-26). French health minister rejects lockdown measures as COVID-19 cases skyrocket. wsws.org Health Minister Véran announced the government's response to the skyrocketing of COVID-19 cases, with over 33,000 cases reported in 24 hours.

Lucrecia Franco (2021-11-26). Could a tree-planting machine help save the environment? america.cgtn.com A Brazilian inventor has designed what he claims is the world's fastest tree planting machine.

Paulo Cabral (2021-11-26). When will Brazilian children under 12 get COVID-19 vaccine approval? america.cgtn.com Brazil has administered around 298-million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. According to Reuters, that's enough for more than 70% of the population.

New Atlas (2021-11-26). American Released from Myanmar Was Part of US Regime-Change Machine. newatlas.report November 26, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — The Western media announced that American citizen Danny Fenster was freed from prison in Myanmar and allowed to leave the Southeast Asian nation in mid November after negotiations between American politician Bill Richardson and Myanmar's government. Reuters in its article, "US journalist freed in Myanmar, says he is …

WSWS (2021-11-26). Spanish unions strangle Cádiz metalworkers' strike. wsws.org The Podemos party, which sits in the Spanish government, is attempting to achieve via trade union treachery what it could not obtain from police violence against the strike.

WSWS (2021-11-26). More revelations about the Kaiser Permanente tentative agreement. wsws.org Opposition is growing as healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente prepare to vote December 8 on a concessions contract being promoted by the Alliance of Health Care Unions.

WSWS (2021-11-26). Health and Social Care Bill's naked onslaught on UK working class. wsws.org "If you own a £1m house in the home counties, over 90% of your assets are protected. If you've got a terraced house in Hartlepool (worth £70k) you can lose almost everything."

Staff (2021-11-26). Sanctions on Venezuela to Blame for US Purchasing More Fuel from Russia. orinocotribune.com While Washington urges its European allies to reduce their dependence on Russian energy resources and imposes sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the US itself urges Russia to supply it with more fuel, and even made its largest diesel purchase in three years. Experts on the subject explain why this trend is happening. | Four Russian tankers with a total of two million barrels of diesel fuel made from natural gas left for the United States to help mitigate the energy crisis in the North American country. This represents the highest purchase of this type since 2018, reported the Bloomberg agency, citing re…

Global Research News (2021-11-26). Selected Articles: Disturbing Details Emerge from Inside Australian Quarantine Camps. globalresearch.ca By Details about life inside the Australian quarantine camps are beginning to leak out through the internet. Although the information cannot be directly verified, due …

Chloe DS (2021-11-26). Tamil refugee finally released into community detention after being locked up for 12 years. greenleft.org.au Chloe DS reports that Sivaguru "Rajan" Navanitharasa, who endured one of the longest periods inside Australia's detention centres, was finally released into community detention on November 25.

teleSUR (2021-11-26). Ibero-American Foreign Ministers Meet in Dominican Republic. telesurenglish.net Through Twitter, the Cuban Foreign Ministry informed that the meeting will address issues related to the promotion of cooperation, towards the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government in 2022. | The meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss post-pandemic recovery and discuss proposals and initiatives aimed at strengthening multilateralism, democracy and people's well-being. | RELATED: | The region's foreign ministers wil…

Jacob Andrewartha (2021-11-26). 'Freedom' protests are a far-right con. greenleft.org.au Not everyone at the "Freedom" protests is right wing, but the protests are and so are the organisers. Their growth should be a serious cause of concern for the left, argue Jacob Andrewartha and Sue Bolton…

MEE, agencies (2021-11-26). Libya: Gunmen attack court where Gaddafi's son was due to appeal election ban. middleeasteye.net Libya: Gunmen attack court where Gaddafi's son was due to appeal election ban | Electoral commission ruled on Wednesday that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was ineligible to stand for 24 December presidential vote | Fri, 11/26/2021 – 11: 19 | People gather at the Martyrs' Square in Libya's capital Tripoli on 19 November 2021, to protest against the candidacy of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of slain L…

Andrea Germanos (2021-11-26). 130+ Global Groups Demand WTO Postpone Meeting Until Vital Patent Waiver Is Adopted. zcomm.org "The institution whose rules enforce vaccine apartheid is, unbelievably, attempting to have a meeting under conditions of vaccine apartheid, without having first resolved that apartheid by agreeing to the TRIPS waiver."

_____ (2021-11-26). Hold Fast Earthlings! The Elites Have Reissued the "Great Narrative" journal-neo.org The "Great Narrative" is at hand! The author of the "Great Reset", Klaus Schwab just launched another initiative at his World Economic Forum (WEF) in the UAE. And the world should be dully impressed, I am sure, but most people of earth will not be. WEF and most other institutions are walking a credibility tightrope …

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