2021-12-02: News Headlines

Brasil de Fato (2021-12-02). Latin America and the Caribbean is the region where hunger has grown the most in the world, says the UN. peoplesdispatch.org Food insecurity affects 4 out of 10 people in the region and hunger is a reality for 59.7 million…

The Socialist Program (2021-12-02). Why China Succeeded and the U.S. Failed to Beat COVID. liberationnews.org What can we learn about how different countries have handled the pandemic, and the radically different outcomes they produced?>

Andrew Perez (2021-12-02). How Lobbyists Are Protecting The Corporate Court. dailyposter.com Lobbying groups are fighting to protect the GOP's Supreme Court majority, which is great for business.

Emir Sader (2021-12-02). Latin America: Why the Elections in Chile, Brazil and Colombia are Crucial. orinocotribune.com By Emir Sader — Nov 29, 2021 | Latin America has become the epicenter of the greatest political struggles of the 21st century because it was the epicenter of neoliberalism in the world. It was the region with the most neoliberal and radical governments. Therefore, it became the region where the anti-neoliberal governments developed, thus becoming the fundamental scenario of the most important disputes in the world in the 21st century. | The first decade of the century in Latin America was marked by the emergence of anti-neoliberal governments, which implemented a set of measures that attacked the main factor…

Staff (2021-12-02). àìmicron se desparrama en las principales ciudades brasileñas. cubadebate.cu El secretario de Salud de la Alcaldía de San Pablo, Edson Aparecido, dijo hoy que "no se descarta" la posibilidad de que la variante Omicron haya comenzado a dispersarse por esa metrópolis de 12 millones de habitantes. Ante el riesgo de un rebrote de la pandemia San Pablo determinó que dos hospitales sean preparados para recibir sólo enfermos de coronavirus con esta cepa.

Peter Boyle (2021-12-02). Omicron a reminder that global solidarity is needed to overcome COVID-19. greenleft.org.au We are now seeing blowback from global vaccine apartheid in the form of a new COVID-19 variant, writes Peter Boyle, but once again, the world's richest countries are responding by shutting their doors to poorer nations.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-02). The Covid-19 Omicron Variant: Towards a Fourth Wave Lockdown? Pretext to Introduce New Repressive Policy Measures. globalresearch.ca Global Research is the object of censorship. | Please forward this article to friends and colleagues, post on your blog and on social media. *** | Both the governments and the media in chorus are now engaged in a …

Staff (2021-12-02). Headlines for December 2, 2021. democracynow.org Supreme Court's Conservatives Signal Support for Mississippi Anti-Abortion Law , U.S. Detects Omicron Coronavirus Variant in California, U.N. Chief Blasts "Travel Apartheid" as Nations Deny Entry to Africans Over Omicron Variant, Russia Expels Some US Ambassadors as Blinken Warns Russia Against Invading Ukraine, Burmese Military Helicopters Attack Villagers in Region Where Resistance to Coup Remains Strong, Women's Tennis Association Suspends Tournaments in China Over Peng Shuai Case, 15-Year-Old Suspect in Michigan High School Shooting to be Tried as an Adult, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams to Run for Governor i…

Global Research News (2021-12-02). Selected Articles: Doctor Who First Discovered Omicron Variant Says It's "Mild," Hasn't Caused Uptick in Hospitalizations. globalresearch.ca By For no good reason, the world is cringing at the news of the OMICRON mutation of the Covid-19 coronavirus even though data on its infectiveness …

WSWS (2021-12-02). Omicron COVID-19 variant detected in the United States. wsws.org The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed an individual residing in San Francisco who recently returned from South Africa was positive for the Omicron variant.

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-12-02). Socialism in the Global South w/ Comrades Ramiro Sebastián Fúnez and Libre X. Sankara. anchor.fm In this episode I have on Comrades Libre X. Sankara from Troika Kollective (@troikakollectiv on Instagram and Twitter) and Ramiro Sebastián Fúnez, host of Unmasking Imperialism on Youtube, director of "Nicaragua Against Empire" (youtu.be/-wUDr0tQxqs) | We discuss the situations in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua briefly, touching mostly upon the recent elections in Nicaragua and Venezuela, as well as the false accusations levied by the US Empire against these nations at this time. We also go in depth to discuss the overall situation facing Central and South America, as colonized nations, and how their figh…

WSWS (2021-12-02). National Labor Relations Board orders new union election at Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. wsws.org The Biden administration is intervening not to defend workers' democratic rights, but to impose a labor police force over this decisive section of the working class…

Atilio A. Boron (2021-12-02). Xiomara Castro inaugura una nueva era. globalizacion.ca La aplastante victoria de Xiomara Castro en las elecciones presidenciales de Honduras pone un broche de oro a un mes políticamente excepcional de Nuestra América. Queda aún pendiente el balotaje chileno, pero el triunfo de la candidata de LIBRE tiene…

Editor2 (2021-12-02). Honduras: 12 Years Later, Defeat of the Coup d'état Regime. orinocotribune.com By Ollantay Itzamná — Nov 29, 2021 | According to the preliminary computation of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal on the results of the 2021 general elections, after 40% of the vote tallies, Xiomara Castro, candidate of the Libre party, obtained more than 53% of the votes, followed by Nasry Asfura, of the National party, with 34%. Nearly 20 points difference that will be very difficult to reverse. | More than 5 million Hondurans were eligible to elect the President and 3 presidential appointees (vice presidents), 120 deputies, 20 representatives to PARLACEN and 298 municipal governments. More than 3 million Ho…

Ana Perdigón (2021-12-02). CNE's Roberto Picón Issues Statement on Electoral Ruling in Barinas. orinocotribune.com One of the five rectors of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Roberto Picón, issued a statement regarding the ruling that ordered new elections to be held in the state of Barinas. According to Picón, the electoral authority was not made aware of the disqualification of the opposition candidate Freddy Superlano at the time of his registration. | Through a statement published on his Twitter account, Picón wrote that the CNE was unaware of Freddy Superlano's ineligibility condition, pursuant to a resolution of the comptroller general dated August 17, 2021. | "I put on record that the disqualification of c…

Anis Chowdhury (2021-12-02). Profiting from the carbon offset distraction. mronline.org Carbon offset markets allow the rich to emit as financial intermediaries profit. By fostering the fiction that others can be paid to cut greenhouse gases (GHGs) instead, it undermines efforts to do so.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-12-02). Where there are Tailings, No Grass Grows: Serbians Protest against Rio Tinto. dissidentvoice.org Another fault line has opened in the mining wars. In Serbia, resistance is gathering steam against various deals made between Belgrade and companies that risk environmental degradation and lingering spoliation. In this regard, the globe's second largest metals and mining corporation, features prominently. Rio Tinto, bruised in reputation but determined in business, finds itself in …

Cecilia Hammond (2021-12-02). Biden breaks UN COP26 pledge with record-breaking fossil fuel auction. liberationnews.org On Nov. 17, the Biden administration set out to auction off over 80 million acres of land off the Louisiana coastline.

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2021-12-02). Fear… Again and Always Fear. "Prepare Ourselves for a Fourth Wave" globalresearch.ca **** | "Errare humanum est, …

Editor (2021-12-02). How to picket stores that sell your employer's products. mronline.org Note: Consumer picketing can be directed against all products that a struck employer manufactures, processes, distributes, transports, or otherwise enhances in value.

In Contempt (2021-12-02). In Contempt #11: 2021 Comes to a Close. itsgoingdown.org Welcome! It's December! In this month's column, we've got lots of updates on political prisoners, George Floyd uprising defendants, and prison rebels. As we get closer to the new year, remember there is a call for noise demos outside of jails, detention facilities, and prisons and also take time to write to prisoners and keep…

It's Going Down (2021-12-02). Calling All Antifascist Bands! itsgoingdown.org Call for submissions from antifascist bands for a compilation record benefiting prisoners and the Torch network. Do you dream of creating a culture of resistance to fascism — in the streets and every day? The Torch Antifascist Network is with you! We are a national network of antifascist crews in the US who have been…

Matt Sedlar (2021-12-02). La bataille d'HaàØti n'est pas finie. cepr.net Le Monde diplomatique | A priori, tout sépare HaàØti et l'Afghanistan, à commencer par plusieurs océans. Mais le fléau des interventions étrangères a transformé ces deux nations en jumelles. Le 7 juillet 2021, le président de la République d'HaàØti, Jovenel MoàØse, était assassiné par un commando probablement composé d'anciens officiers de l'armée colombienne. Après plusieurs mois d'enquête et l'incarcération d'une quarantaine de personnes, les cerveaux de l'opération n'ont toujours…

NYC Anarchist Black Cross (2021-12-02). International Call For New Year's Eve Noise Demonstrations. itsgoingdown.org Call from New York City Anarchist Black Cross for yearly New Year's Eve noise demonstrations outside of jails, detention centers and prisons. This is a call for a night of strong solidarity with those imprisoned by the state. Historically, New Year's Eve is one of the noisiest nights of the year. This year, most of…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-12-02). Belgium is on the Right Track, But Europe has Failed Palestine. dissidentvoice.org The Belgian government's decision on November 25 to label products made in illegal Israeli Jewish settlements is welcome, although it will ultimately prove ineffectual. Belgium has historically shown solidarity with Palestine if compared to other European countries, for example, Britain, Germany and France. From the cancellation of trade missions to Israel, to the effusive support …

Staff (2021-12-02). Opposition Governors Describe Meeting with President Maduro as Positive. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday night, November 30, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, held a meeting with newly elected opposition governors and municipal opposition authorities. | Through their social media networks, Zulia's governor-elect Manuel Rosales, Nueva Esparta's governor-elect Morel Rodríguez, and Cojedes' governor-elect Alberto Galindez described the meeting with the head of state as positive. The gathering was convened in order to present and address the problems of the representatives' respective states. | On his Twitter account, Rosales thanked the president for his "receptivity to what was raised" and describ…

The Socialist Program (2021-12-02). Two Verdicts: Racist Violence & American Capitalism. liberationnews.org The three men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery have been convicted of murder in a major victory for the struggle against racism, but at the same time the Rittenhouse verdict reveals a grave danger.

Walter Mignolo (2021-12-02). Argentina — Mauricio Macri y la "nueva era" globalizacion.ca A raíz de una frase que pronunció el ex presidente Mauricio Macri, amigues me contactaron sorprendidos por la similaridad con la expresión "cambio de era," de la que hablamos y analizamos en conversaciones y análisis decoloniales. La frase reciente del…

Fra Hughes (2021-12-02). Sinn Fein from Revolutionary Party to Constitutional Nationalists. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes — Nov 28, 2021 | Sinn Fein went from being a revolutionary party supporting a legitimate armed struggle against Britain's illegal imperialist military occupation of Ireland and aiming to build a socialist republic, to becoming a business-oriented party, focused on acquiring more seats in the parliament. | Where did it all go wrong? | Once the vanguard of Irish republicanism and claiming to be fighting for a free sovereign socialist 32 county Irish republic SF is now a parody of its previous incarnation. | From a revolutionary party supporting a legitimate armed struggle against Britain's illega…

WSWS (2021-12-02). "The laws are ultimately censorship"—SEP electoral members support campaign against Australia's anti-democratic legislation. wsws.org "The government does not care about the health and wellbeing of the population; they just want to keep the economy 'healthy'"

Staff (2021-12-02). As France Honors Black Artist Josephine Baker, Far-Right Pundit Éric Zemmour Launches Presidential Bid. democracynow.org On the same day France celebrated the induction of American-born singer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker into the Pantheon, far-right xenophobic writer and pundit Éric Zemmour announced he will run for president of France in the upcoming April 2022 election. Many have pointed out the contradiction in these opposing events, even in President Emmanuel Macron's speech that painted Baker as a model of colorblind unity, when in reality she was outspoken about racial justice. "Celebrating Josephine Baker who was an immigrant … while making things difficult for immigrants of today to access to France is a con…

WSWS (2021-12-02). US seeks to block Spanish investigation into CIA operation against Assange as British ruling on extradition appeal is "imminent" wsws.org As a British court prepares to hand down its ruling on a US appeal seeking Assange's extradition, the American authorities are stymying a Spanish investigation into their illegal spying and other dirty tricks against the WikiLeaks founder.

Leo Crnogorcevic (2021-12-02). Victoria's pandemic bill: Better framework, but not faultless. greenleft.org.au Controversy has surrounded Victoria's Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021. Leo Crnogorcevic breaks down the bill and how should progressives respond to it.

WSWS (2021-12-02). Witness testimony continues in trial of Jeffrey Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell. wsws.org The third day of the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell included cross examination of a witness known as "Jane" who has said that the defendant and Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused her for years starting in 1994.

WSWS (2021-12-02). Australia: Sydney light rail suspended for 18 months after serious cracks discovered. wsws.org A major design flaw with the Urbos 3 trams has also forced the suspension of services in Britain and Europe.

Chloe DS (2021-12-02). Three more Black deaths in custody: How a failing system enables injustice. greenleft.org.au Three more deaths in recent weeks have taken the number of First Nations people who have died in custody since the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody to 485. Chloe DS reports.

WSWS (2021-12-02). Supreme Court launches frontal assault on right to abortion. wsws.org For the first time in US history, the court is preparing to rescind a basic democratic right.

WSWS (2021-12-02). US-backed forces in Solomon Islands continue campaign to remove government after anti-Chinese riots. wsws.org Washington's support for the anti-government forces is being suppressed in the Australian and Western media in the aftermath of last week's violent coup attempt.

WSWS (2021-12-02). Witness testimony continues in trial of Jeffrey Epstein confidant Ghislaine Maxwell. wsws.org The third day of the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell included cross examination of a witness known as "Jane" who has said that the defendant and Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused her for years starting in 1994.

Staff (2021-12-02). Planned Parenthood CEO: If SCOTUS Restricts Abortion Access, Marginalized People Will Be Hurt Most. democracynow.org We speak to Alexis McGill Johnson, President and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, about the Supreme Court hearing Wednesday, in which the conservative majority on the court seemed to indicate that they support upholding the restrictive Mississippi law that bans abortion starting at just 15 weeks of pregnancy, and potentially overturn Roe v. Wade. Justice Amy Comey Barrett suggested during questioning that giving up children for adoption would resolve the pro-choice argument that anti-abortion laws force women into motherhood. "Our very right to determine when and if we become pregnant, our sel…

WSWS (2021-12-02). "It's a no vote from me and many others!" Opposition continues to grow at Kaiser Permanente to sellout contract. wsws.org Opposition continues to grow among health care workers at Kaiser Permanente to a sellout tentative agreement reached between management and the Alliance of Health Care Unions.

WSWS (2021-12-02). New Zealand opposition picks new right-wing leader. wsws.org The National Party's leadership turmoil reflects pressure from the ruling class to ditch all COVID-19 restrictions and conflicts over how closely to align with US war preparations against China.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-12-02). Imperial professor takes over prestigious Royal Society Foreign Secretary role. imperial.ac.uk An Imperial College London professor has been chosen as the new Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society this week.

WSWS (2021-12-02). Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz and Germany's federal states reject necessary pandemic restrictions. wsws.org All the parties in the new coalition government to be headed by Scholz are aggressively pursuing the "profits before lives" policies that have already resulted in more than 100,000 deaths in Germany alone and are creating an ever-expanding catastrophe.

Juan Cole (2021-12-02). Israel Squatter Violence toward Palestinians is Escalating. zcomm.org UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, delivered alarming remarks about the dangers of an outbreak of further violence on the part of the Israeli state…

Ibram X. Kendi (2021-12-02). The Mantra of White Supremacy. zcomm.org The idea that anti-racist is a code word for "anti-white" is the claim of avowed extremists…

Jake Johnson (2021-12-02). Sanders Demands WTO Approve Vaccine Patent Waiver. zcomm.org "Let us be clear: to deny lifesaving healthcare anytime, but particularly during a global health crisis, is unacceptable."

Dick Nichols (2021-12-02). Cadiz metal strike ends: a Spanish revolt defused … for now. greenleft.org.au A 9-day strike by 22,000 metalworkers in the Bay of Cadiz looked certain to continue dominating media coverage, writes Dick Nichols. Yet within 24 hours, the two sides announced they had reached an agreement.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-12-02). Tomgram: Michael Klare, War With China in 2027? warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Yep, it happened again for the 11th time this year. (In 2020, the number was 13.) An American warship, in this case the guided-missile destroyer Milius, sailed through the Taiwan Strait between mainland China and the disputed island …

Staff (2021-12-02). Abortion Under Attack: Supreme Court Hints It Will Uphold Mississippi's Ban, Threatening Roe v. Wade. democracynow.org On Wednesday, the Supreme Court indicated it would uphold a restrictive Mississippi law that bans abortion starting at just 15 weeks of pregnancy. The case threatens to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. We feature excerpts from the two hours of oral arguments and speak with lawyer and bioethics professor Katie Watson. "The statute itself simply says abortion after 15 weeks is 'barbaric.' What's barbaric, in my opinion, is forced child bearing," says Watson. "There's no explanation why, at any point, the potential interest of the fetus or the state's interest in that…

Steve O'Brien (2021-12-02). Newcastle socialist candidate: It's time to put people before profit. greenleft.org.au Community-minded people can successfully challenge powerful interests, and the governments that serve them, to create communities that are sustainable, affordable, socially just and inclusive, writes Steve O'Brien.

WSWS (2021-12-02). US admiral calls for "six, seven or eight" aircraft carriers in the Pacific. wsws.org Following another major joint naval exercise in the Pacific, Vice Admiral Karl Thomas declared that while the war games represented "an incredible amount of power," US allies needed to go further.

WSWS (2021-12-02). Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows begins "engaging" with House committee investigating January 6 coup. wsws.org Meadows is the highest-ranking former Trump official to begin handing over documentation and agree to testify before the Committee.

Joanna Psaros (2021-12-02). Stop hypocritical "character tests" for asylum seekers. greenleft.org.au The proposed Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019, which is currently before parliament, will significantly extend the powers of the character test, lowering the threshold for those who might be rejected on character grounds, writes Joanna Psaros.

Jessica Glenza (2021-12-02). A Timeline of US Abortion Rights Since Roe v Wade. zcomm.org When the all-male supreme court ruled to protect abortion rights in 1973, activists didn't foresee the fight that lay ahead…

WSWS (2021-12-02). Philippine government ramps up campaign for "living with the virus" wsws.org Like capitalist governments around the world, the Duterte administration aims to force workers to "live with the virus" and remove all barriers to the profit-making of the capitalist class.

Lee Fang (2021-12-02). Pfizer Is Lobbying to Thwart Whistleblowers From Exposing Corporate Fraud. zcomm.org Pfizer is among the Big Pharma companies trying to block legislation strengthening whistleblowers' ability to report corporate fraud…

Kim Petersen (2021-12-02). Have British Politicians No Shame? dissidentvoice.org Members of the Devon Regiment round up local people in a search for Mau Mau fighters in Kenya in 1954. Photograph: Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images The UK government is considering boycotting China's winter Olympic Games to be held in Beijing. The British foreign office cites "international efforts to hold China to account for its human rights violations …

WSWS (2021-12-02). Anger among Mississippi Ingalls shipbuilders on eve of contract extension vote. wsws.org Workers want higher wages and safer conditions at the giant military shipbuilding facility, located on Mississippi's Gulf Coast…

Gauri Gandbhir (2021-12-02). India: Victory for farmers protesting fascist farm laws. greenleft.org.au The Indian farmer's movement is a demonstration that people power can preserve the public sector and has become an inspiration for labourers around the world to take on neoliberalism and fascism, writes Gauri Gandbhir.

WSWS (2021-12-02). As class battle looms at major Canadian meatpacking plant, UFCW announces deal with food giant Cargill. wsws.org After workers signalled their readiness to launch strike action next week, Cargill announced that it would impose a "complete" lockout at 12: 01 am December 6 and stepped up preparations to deploy scabs to break workers' resistance.

WSWS (2021-12-02). Titian: Women, Myth & Power at the Gardner Museum in Boston: The great Renaissance painter comes in for "moral scrutiny" from the New York Times. wsws.org The exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (until January 2) must be counted as one of the most significant art shows today.

Jennifer Morgan (2021-12-02). Climate Justice Doesn't Start With Politicians. It Starts in the Streets. zcomm.org The only reason we got where we did in Glasgow was because the youth, Indigenous leaders, activists and countries on the climate frontline forced concessions that were grudgingly given…

WSWS (2021-12-02). Ilhan Omar receives death threats after conflict with Lauren Boebert. wsws.org The Democratic congresswoman received a threatening voicemail after she spoke with the fascist Republican representative on Monday.

Jessica Corbett (2021-12-02). Poll: Majority of Young Americans Say US Democracy 'in Trouble' or Already 'Failed'. zcomm.org "After turning out in record numbers in 2020, young Americans are sounding the alarm."

WSWS (2021-12-02). SEP meeting discusses the socialist policies needed to fight Sri Lankan government's budget. wsws.org The speakers urged workers to reject all nationalist programs and fight for international socialist policies in order to defeat the austerity budget.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-12-02). Nature-based solutions can mitigate impact of climate change on agriculture. imperial.ac.uk Nature-based solutions can play a crucial role in limiting the effects of climate change on the agricultural sector according to a new report.

Malik Miah (2021-12-02). United States: Relief after white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. greenleft.org.au Black people in the United States felt a great sense of relief when a jury of eleven white people and one Black person voted to convict three white men on November 24 in Brunswick, Georgia, writes Malik Miah.

Kevin Funk (2021-12-02). Chile at the Crossroads: Between Reform and Reaction. zcomm.org After finally destroying the last vestiges of Pinochet, is Chile about to elect a right-wing populist to its highest office?>

Peter Certo (2021-12-02). Greed Is Prolonging the Pandemic. fpif.org Stop me if this sounds familiar. | It's been kind of a hard year, but I felt optimistic about the holidays. My wife and I had just scheduled our COVID-19 boosters. Even better, we'd been able to get our young child vaccinated. | We imagined a cautious return to simple family pleasures like indoor dining — and maybe playdates at indoor play centers during the long Midwestern winter. Maybe we'd even test our kid's appetite for air travel and visit relatives in different parts of the country. | Then — another COVID-19 variant. Possible breakthrough infections. Travel bans and tumbling stock markets. And…

PSL Asheville (2021-12-02). Activists bring message of climate justice to Asheville Holiday Parade. zcomm.org "Today, we marched for peace and a future for our children; what could be more in the spirit of the season than that?"

Carolina V N Coll, Thiago M Santos, Karen Devries, Felicia Knaul, Flavia Bustreo, Anne Gatuguta, Gbenankpon Mathias Houvessou, Aluísio J D Barros (2021-12-02). Identifying the women most vulnerable to intimate partner violence: A decision tree analysis from 48 low and middle-income countries. thelancet.com Starting with well-known predictors of IPV, the decision-tree approach provides important insights about subpopulations of women where IPV prevalence is high. This information can help designing targeted interventions. For a large proportion of women who experienced IPV, however, no particular risk factors were identified, emphasizing the need for population wide approaches conducted in parallel, including changing social norms, strengthening laws and policies supporting gender equality and women ¥s rights as well as guaranteeing women ¥s access to justice systems and comprehensive health services.

Jake Johnson (2021-12-01). Biden Continues Trump-Era Ploy to Privatize Medicare. zcomm.org More than 1,500 physicians warn that the experiment threatens "the future of Medicare as we know it."

Dana Sanchez (2021-12-01). Federal Reserve's Jerome Powell Taps Out On Inflation, Now Admits Inflation Isn't Transitionary, Will Remain High. moguldom.com Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, who repeatedly downplayed the risk of inflation earlier in 2021, now says he is retiring the word "transitory" to describe the inflationary outlook and believes that the omicron variant could threaten the U.S. economy. Speaking to Congress on Tuesday, Nov. 30, Powell acknowledged the growing risk of more persistent inflation …

Peter Certo (2021-12-01). In OtherWords: December 1, 2021. otherwords.org Markets crashed again over the weekend as reports of a new COVID-19 variant cropped up first in South Africa and then in countries all over the world. Already it's been spotted in California. | By now the cycle of relief and uncertainty feels very familiar. We don't yet know how serious the Omicron variant will be, but one thing is for certain: The longer this virus circulates, the more variants we'll see. | In other words, the vast vaccination gaps between richer and poorer countries are putting all of us at risk — even those of us who are already vaccinated. This week, I explain how overcoming corporate g…

Dana Sanchez (2021-12-01). CDC: Omicron Variant Confirmed In California. moguldom.com The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified the first U.S. case of the heavily mutated omicron variant in California. Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to the White House, said a fully vaccinated person had just returned from traveling in South Africa to the San Francisco area on Nov. 22 and tested …

Brendan Taylor (2021-12-01). Australia Will Not Return to Lockdown in Wake of Omicron Variant: PM. asia-pacificresearch.com

Staff (2021-12-01). Headlines for December 1, 2021. democracynow.org Omicron Detected in Europe Days Before South Africa Reported Variant; FDA Endorses Merck COVID Pill, Michigan High Schooler Kills 3 Other Students in Shooting Rampage, Mark Meadows to Testify Before House Jan. 6 Cmte, Panel Pursues Jeffrey Clark Contempt Charges | , U.S. Removes FARC From Terror Blacklist, HRW: Taliban Have Killed or Disappeared 100+ Ex-Afghan Security Forces Since August, German Court Convicts Ex-Member of Islamic State For Genocide of Iraq's Yazidi Community, France Inducts Josephine Baker into Pantheon As Far-Right, Racist Pundit Announces Presidential Bid, Rep. Ilhan Omar Shares Violent, Isla…

WSWS (2021-12-01). As winter wave of COVID-19 infections looms, Canada's political elite plans to let Omicron variant rip through population. wsws.org The travel history of the five Omicron cases in Canada, four of which are in Ontario and one in Quebec, suggests that the variant has been spreading widely throughout Africa for some time. All five, none of whom are related, returned from Nigeria via Montreal.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Australian governments respond to Omicron with homicidal "herd immunity" policies. wsws.org Government officials and sections of the corporate media have said they hope the new mutation spreads, based on unsubstantiated assertions that it "may be" less lethal.

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-12-01). People's movements, trade unions, and left parties join hands demanding TRIPS waiver on COVID-19 medical products. peoplesdispatch.org After the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference was called off following the discovery of the Omicron variant, trade unions, civil society organizations and parties on the left ramped up actions in favor of a TRIPS waiver for Covid-19 medical products…

Sameena Rahman (2021-12-01). Omicron variant exposes danger of global vaccine apartheid. liberationnews.org The pandemic continues to drag on with no end in sight, in large part due to the extreme global inequality in the availability of the vaccine.

Kevin Mwanza (2021-12-01). Moderna Vaccine CEO: Omicron Variant Is Much More Infectious Than Delta, Vaccine Efficacy Has Likely Dropped. moguldom.com Vaccine efficacy for the highly contagious omicron variant has likely dropped, but a full review of its impact will not be known for at least two weeks after data has been collected and analyzed, said Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel in an interview with CNBC's "Squawk Box". The covid omicron variant is on track to become …

Dean Baker (2021-12-01). Yes Folks, Omicron Can be Blamed on Patent Monopolies. cepr.net The development of the new variant, which was first discovered in South Africa, can be attributed to our failure to open-source our vaccines and freely transfer technology, contrary to claims from the pharmaceutical industry and its political allies. Their big talking point is that South Africa currently has more vaccines than it can effectively use …

WSWS (2021-12-01). African National Congress rejects new measures to counter South Africa's Omicron variant surge. wsws.org South Africa's third wave was the result of inadequate safety measures implemented by the governments around the world in the interest of reopening the economy. President Ramaphosa is now declaring that even those limited mitigation measures are unacceptable.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Omicron variant exposes "vaccine only" strategy to combat COVID-19. wsws.org The Omicron variant has shattered the lie that the pandemic can be ended without a globally-coordinated strategy aimed at the elimination and eradication of Sars-CoV-2.

Suresh V Kuchipudi (2021-12-01). Will Omicron be more contagious than Delta? asiatimes.com A new variant named Omicron (B.1.1.529) was reported by researchers in South Africa on November 24, 2021, and designated a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization two days later. Omicron is very unusual in that it is by far the most heavily mutated variant yet of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. The …

Luis Chirino (2021-12-01). Cuba tightens restriction on eight South African nations as Omicron spreads. america.cgtn.com Cuba has announced a tightening of COVID-19 safety protocols at its airports, particularly on travelers from eight southern African nations following the spread of the new variant Omicron. Find out more.

Rick Rozoff (2021-12-01). Belarus warns of invasion under guise of NATO military exercises. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Lukashenko concerned about possible attack under guise of NATO military exercises ==== If NATO deploys nuclear weapons on Belarus, Russia borders, Russia could base nuclear arms in Belarus: Lukashenko Amid doubling of NATO flights, Belarusian and Russian Sukhois jointly patrol Belarus border ==== In view of NATO military exercises in neighboring countries it is necessary …

Staff (2021-12-01). Minsk ready to deploy Russian nuclear weapons. en.mehrnews.com Minsk will propose to Moscow to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus if similar NATO systems appear in Poland, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko told.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-12-01). Union leaders Shuler, Henry join V.P. Harris in big push for Build Back Better. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and Service Employees President Mary Kay Henry joined Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris and other progressive leaders in yet another big push to convince a balky Senate to approve Biden's 10-year Build Back Better plan to repair many holes in the nation's leaky social safety net. But whether the drive, which …

A Guest Author (2021-12-01). On Ethiopia: 'I've lost faith in everything "American"'. workers.org Displaced persons at a camp in Debarq, Ethiopia, Oct. 10 Ann Garrison is a Black Agenda Report contributing editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2014, she received the Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize for promoting peace through her reporting on conflict in the African Great . . . |

Rick Rozoff (2021-12-01). Riga: NATO powerhouses U.S., Turkey discuss Ukraine, Caucasus, Syria, Libya, Ethiopia, Afghanistan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Top Turkish, US officials discuss bilateral, regional issues Turkey's Foreign Minister Cavusoglu, US Secretary of State Blinken meet on 2nd day of NATO foreign ministers' meeting Cavusoglu stressed that they have many issues to discuss…. He also noted that as two NATO allies, they will exchange views on bilateral relations and regional issues such as …

Fight Back (2021-12-01). Interview with Toni Gilpin on recent strikes and the need for fighting unions. fightbacknews.org Toni Gilpin is a prominent labor historian, author and activist. She wrote the book The Long Deep Grudge which covered the militant history of the Farm Equipment Union whose members later merged into the United Auto Workers, including some the locals that recently struck for five weeks at John Deere, where Gilpin provided support on the picket lines. | Fight Back! was able to speak to Gilpin recently about the John Deere strike, the uptick in recent strikes, union leadership and elections, and what is needed in the American labor movement today. The following are excerpts from that conversation. | Fight Back!: Wh…

_____ (2021-12-01). "Summit for Democracy" — Enhancing Empire, Not Defending "Democracy" journal-neo.org The very first "Summit for Democracy" will be held in early December 2021. Organized by the United States, it will include "leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector," all unilaterally picked by the United States who, by implication, has unilaterally declared itself arbiter of which nations are deemed "democratic" and by process of …

Joris Leverink (2021-12-01). Earthcare Fieldcast: Migrant Labor Struggles in Agriculture and Care. roarmag.org As we are sliding from crises of social reproduction into crises of planetary ecology, | Episode 3 —Feminist Organizing across Migrant Agricultural and Care Work:…

a guest author (2021-12-01). Workers of the world demand: MAKE AMAZON PAY! workers.org By Tony Murphy and John Catalinotto Strikes, protests and militant job actions marked the global day of actions Nov. 26, targeting the megamonopoly and superprofiteer Amazon in 20 countries. Chris Smalls, president of Amazon Labor Union, speaks at NYC rally Nov. 26, organized by Workers Assembly Against Racism. The day . . . |

Staff (2021-12-01). Amazon Workers in Alabama Get New Shot at Union After NLRB Rules Company Broke the Law in 1st Vote. democracynow.org Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama may soon get another chance to decide whether to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Amazon violated U.S. labor law while waging an aggressive anti-unionization campaign against warehouse workers earlier this year in Bessemer, Alabama. This comes as Amazon workers worldwide from Bangladesh to Germany campaigned on Black Friday for fairer working conditions under the banner, "Make Amazon Pay." "If Amazon is trying to eat the world, it's also bringing many disparate sets of workers and activists and communities together to fight against the…

_____ (2021-12-01). Backed by AFRICOM, corporations plunder DR Congo for "climate-friendly" materials and blame China. strategic-culture.org Cobalt, a key metallic element used in lithium batteries and other "green" technology, is sourced from slave labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the West points the finger at China, the US Africa Command is indirectly policing mining operations that profit US corporations. | TJ COLES | Ever since Belgium's King Leopold II (1835-1909) established the Congo Free State in 1885, international powers have exploited the region's vast resources. Leading a regime that went on to kill an

Monica Cruz (2021-12-01). Amazon workers in Alabama get a second chance to vote on unionizing. peoplesdispatch.org A federal labor official has ruled in favor of the union, which charged the company with illegally interfering with the election held earlier this year…

Franc Contreras (2021-12-01). Mexico president's approval rating jumps to 62%. america.cgtn.com Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who promised to fight corruption and prioritize the poor, marks the halfway point of his six-year term in office. His overall approval ratings are at 62 percent, AMLO said that his government is bringing long-awaited changes to Mexico.

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-12-01). Venezuela Greets Xiomara Castro's 'Historic Mandate' in Honduran Election. venezuelanalysis.com Castro's win marks yet another victory for the left in Latin America.

A Guest Author (2021-12-01). President-elect Xiomara Castro de Zelaya of Honduras: 'We won!'. workers.org Xiomara Castro de Zelaya at a campaign rally, November. As of this writing, Xiomara Castro de Zelaya leads in the presidential election in Honduras, earning 54% of the vote with well over half of the ballots counted. She would be the first woman President of Honduras. Honduras Resists explains: "She . . . |

Editor (2021-12-01). Anti-neoliberal candidate Xiomara Castro dominates Honduras' presidential election. mronline.org With a significant advantage over the closest contender, Xiomara Castro has emerged as the likely next president of Honduras.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-01). 2021: Political Turning Point in Central America and the Caribbean. libya360.wordpress.com Mision Verdad No day is like the previous one in the Central American and Caribbean region (Photo: @minednicaragua / Twitter). With the background noise of migration to the United States and the recent victory of Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, Central America and the Caribbean are at a turning point that will play an important role…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-12-01). Massive Turnout in Favor of Leftists in Honduras Repudiates US-Backed Coup. zcomm.org Thousands of jubilant voters have been flooding the streets of cities across Honduras to celebrate the apparent electoral victory of leftist presidential candidate Xiomara Castro…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-12-01). Hondurans Repudiate Corrupt U.S.-Backed Coup Regime at Polls. covertactionmagazine.com Elect leftist Xiomara Castro as first female president in a blow to Washington and the party of Narco-Dictator Juan Orlando …

_____ (2021-12-01). Amid Overdose Crisis, 260+ Public Health Groups Urge Congress To Pass Life-Saving Bills. popularresistance.org Led by the Drug Policy Alliance, People's Action, the National Harm Reduction Coalition, and VOCAL-NY, the organizations said the unprecedented number of overdoses in the 12-month period ending in April 2021 was "grim, but not unexpected" considering the criminalization of drug use in the United States and lack of resources for people with drug use disorders. "Criminalization has perpetuated stigma against people who use drugs, creating an environment where individuals have a more difficult time accessing the health services and support they need," wrote the groups in a letter to House and Senate leaders.

_____ (2021-12-01). Amid Overdose Crisis, Public Health Groups Urge Congress To Pass Life-Saving Bills. popularresistance.org Two weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released sobering statistics showing a record-breaking number of drug overdoses in the U.S. in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 260 advocacy groups called on lawmakers Tuesday to urgently pass public health proposals to mitigate the crisis. | Led by the Drug Policy Alliance, People's Action, the National Harm Reduction Coalition, and VOCAL-NY, the organizations said the unprecedented number of overdoses in the 12-month period ending in April 2021 was "grim, but not unexpected" considering the criminalization of drug use in the Uni…

_____ (2021-12-01). IPCC Warns That Capitalism Is Unsustainable. popularresistance.org A leaked draft of the third part of the upcoming IPCC report establishes that we must move away from the current capitalist model to avoid exceeding planetary limits. It also confirms that, as stated in the article published by CTXT on August 7, "Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must peak in at most four years". The document also acknowledges that there is little chance of further economic growth. | The signatories of this article, scientists and journalists, have analysed a new part of the Sixth Report, leaked by the scientists' collective Scientist Rebellion and Extinction Rebellion Spain. The leak clearly shows…

_____ (2021-12-01). Castro's Victory Spells End Of US-Backed 'Narco-Politics, Neoliberalism'. popularresistance.org Castro's victory is just the latest in a year of leftist victories in Latin America, including Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, Pedro Castillo in Peru, and Luis Arce in Bolivia, all of which represent significant setbacks for the US' agenda in the region. | "There will be no more abuse of power in this country," Castro said in an unofficial victory speech on Sunday. "Today, the people have made justice. We have reversed authoritarianism." | With 40% of votes counted, she held a commanding lead of 53.3% over her chief rival, National Party candidate Nasry Asfura, who Sputnik News journalist Wyatt Reed described as the…

_____ (2021-12-01). Sandinistas Won A Landslide Victory Because They Uplifted Nicaragua's Poor. popularresistance.org As predicted by multiple polls, the Sandinistas, led by Daniel Ortega, won a resounding victory on the November 7th elections in Nicaragua. The elections were a referendum on the path that the Sandinista government has taken the country, which is grounded on large investments in social programs that have benefited people, especially the most disadvantaged, in every nook and cranny of the national territory. | Support for the reelection of the Sandinista government was astounding. Of the entire patron electoral (eligible voters), about 65% came out to vote and, of those, about 75.9% voted for the FLSN (Sandinista…

_____ (2021-12-01). Sandinistas Won A Landslide Victory Because They Uplifted The Poor. popularresistance.org As predicted by multiple polls, the Sandinistas, led by Daniel Ortega, won a resounding victory on the November 7th elections in Nicaragua. The elections were a referendum on the path that the Sandinista government has taken the country, which is grounded on large investments in social programs that have benefited people, especially the most disadvantaged, in every nook and cranny of the national territory. | Support for the reelection of the Sandinista government was astounding. Of the entire patron electoral (eligible voters), about 65% came out to vote and, of those, about 75.9% voted for the FLSN (Sandinista…

_____ (2021-12-01). Seven Day March In Defense Of Democracy Concludes In Bolivia. popularresistance.org March for the Homeland reached the Bolivian city of La Paz on November 29 after covering a distance of more than 180km over seven days. Ôªø March for the Homeland reached the Bolivian city of La Paz on November 29 after covering a distance of more than 180km over seven days. Over a million people …

_____ (2021-12-01). Sudan Security Forces Fire Tear Gas At Khartoum Protesters. popularresistance.org Sudanese security forces fired tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protesters near the presidential palace in the capital, Khartoum, as tens of thousands marched against military rule following last month's coup. The rally on Tuesday was the latest show of opposition to military rule since last month's coup that ended a partnership between civilian political groups and the military. Heavily armed police forces took to central Khartoum, fired tear gas, and began chasing protesters as they gathered about a kilometre from the palace, blocking a main road and chanting "Soldiers, go back to the barracks". Other protest…

Ali Abunimah (2021-12-01). Why Jordanian people are protesting pact with UAE, Israel. electronicintifada.net Amman could end up supplying West Bank settlements with electricity.

Ann Brown (2021-12-01). Jury Awards $10 Million To Woman Who Stepped On Rusty Nail At Walmart. moguldom.com Back in June 2015, April Jones stepped on a rusty nail while shopping at a Walmart in Florence, South Carolina. She sued and a jury awarded her $10 million on Nov. 30, 2021. Her injury led to multiple surgeries and eventually she had to have her leg amputated as a result of an infection caused …

Ann Brown (2021-12-01). Who Is Jessica Mason? Meet The Dallas-Based Activist Running For Congress In Texas. moguldom.com There's a progressive Democrat candidate running for Congress in Texas who is growing in popularity. Jessica Mason is running in Texas District 30, which encompasses a large portion of Dallas including the downtown central business and arts districts. The 30th District population is 792,445, and nearly 19 percent of residents live below the poverty line, …

Berry Craig (2021-12-01). Right wing steers country toward white supremacy and dictatorship. peoplesworld.org Murray, Ky., State University historian Brian Clardy says it's past time for the Democrats to start reminding voters—loudly, clearly, and unceasingly—precisely where Donald Trump and the Trumpian Republicans are steering the country: Straight toward white supremacy and authoritarianism. "This is not bean bagging," he said. "This is not cocktail party conversation. This is real. This …

capitaldaily (2021-12-01). Despite promised reforms, Fairy Creek is far from over. capitaldaily.ca Deferrals and changes to logging legislation is coming. But the activists aren't leaving.

Clodovaldo Hernandez (2021-12-01). Isaías Rodríguez: Barinas Case Could Harm the Credibility of the Elections. orinocotribune.com Isaías Rodríguez, former attorney general and former vice president of Venezuela, warned that with the intervention of the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Court in the Barinas governorship case, Venezuela may lose the credibility that it has been able to build though the elections, both nationally and internationally. | In the opinion of Rodríguez, who was also a member of the constituent assemblies of 1999 and 2017, the Electoral Chamber does not have competence to decide on an electoral result such as that of Barinas, since it is a matter that should be decided by the Constitutional Court. | "I speak fundament…

David Cronin (2021-12-01). Leaked emails prove EU tries to hide truth about Palestine police "mission" electronicintifada.net Articles published by The Electronic Intifada anger top officials.

Gary Olson (2021-12-01). Thoughts on the Left's Response to Capitalism's Global Death Spiral. dissidentvoice.org For those whose personal and political identities are virtually indistinguishable, these are especially vexing times. Specifically, during this historical stage of capitalism it's challenging to abide by Gramsci's optimism of the will and heart and not acquiesce to pessimism of the mind, to the intellect's awareness of certain recalcitrant realities in our world. And residing …

Ibrahim Tanner (2021-12-01). Opinion: We Not Canceling Thanksgiving I don't Care What Yello-Pain Or Any Confederate 5-Dollar Indian Thinks. moguldom.com Long before Cherokee Chief John Ross marched his Black slaves on the Trail of Tears heading west. Long before Native Americans fought with Confederates to keep the institution of slavery alive. Long before The Five Civilized Tribes were deeply committed to slavery, Blacks celebrated the end harvest season known as Thanksgiving. The first slaves from Africa arrived …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-12-01). Engineer Andre Dickens Will Be Atlanta's Next Mayor, Received Strong Support In Southwest And Eastside ATL. moguldom.com There's a new mayor-elect in Atlanta and his name is Andre Dickens. The former city council member bested current City Council President Felicia Moore in a runoff on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Moore was favored to win as she garnered 41 percent of the vote during the primary election on Nov. 2 in a race that …

Jenny Pierson (2021-12-01). American Express Goes on a Buying Spree in Argentina's Congress. independentmediainstitute.org I was told that a man by the name of John Doe passed through the offices of Argentine congressmen. He wasn't carrying heavy bags of cash, but only had an American Express card on him. Doe was a well-groomed and well-dressed U.S. national who came on behalf of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). He …

Jim Hightower (2021-12-01). Rethinking Work — And Life. otherwords.org As a writer, I get stuck every so often straining for the right words to tell my story. Over the years, though, I've learned when to quit tying myself into mental knots over sentence construction. Instead, I step back and rethink where my story is going. | This process is essentially what millions of American working families are going through this year as record numbers of them are shocking bosses, politicians, and economists by stepping back and declaring: "We quit!" | Most of the quits are tied to very real abuses that have become ingrained in our workplaces over the past couple of decades — poverty payc…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-12-01). Bolivia: Multitudinous 'March for the Homeland' Reaches La Paz. orinocotribune.com The 180 km "March for the Homeland" that set out from Caracollo, Bolivia, on November 23, arrived at the capital La Paz on Monday, November 29. The march was organized as a popular defense of peace and democracy against the seditious pretensions of the extreme right forces that are trying to carry out a coup against President Luis Arce. | The march was composed of union leaders, peasants, coca growers, workers and other social sectors. Tens of thousands of revolutionary sympathizers raised the Wiphala flag as a symbol of indigenous struggle and demanded respect for democratically elected Luis Arce's presidency.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-12-01). Does Henrique Capriles Want to 'Knock Down' Juan Guaidó? orinocotribune.com After the defeat suffered by Venezuelan opposition groups in the mega-elections of November 21, there is talk about the need for the right to renew its leadership in the coming weeks, facing future political and electoral challenges. One of the names most frequently mentioned is that of Henrique Capriles, as a possible replacement for former deputy Juan Guaidó. | In this sense, the debate increased within the right around the figure of Guaidó and his imaginary "interim government," lacking any legitimacy and questioned from within the oppositionist ranks themselves, who accuse him of not meeting objectives set al…

Kevin Annett (2021-12-01). Why are Catholic Churches Being Trashed? dissidentvoice.org Catholic church burns to the ground, Attawapiskat First Nation Hello Mr Annett, I am a Detective with the Vancouver Police Department, and my partner and I have been assigned to look into some of the more recent incidents in the city of Vancouver that relate to the vandalism towards Catholic Churches and ongoing protests from …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-12-01). Philly 76ers NBA Star: I Didn't Think I Would Make It When I Got Covid. moguldom.com Cameroonian Joel Embiid made his long-awaited return to professional basketball with the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, Nov. 27, after coming down with covid-19 and missing nine games, only two of which the Sixers won. Embiid, who is vaccinated, said that that he thought he would not make it when he got sick with covid and …

Liberation Staff (2021-12-01). Students organize to resist Rittenhouse's enrollment at ASU. liberationnews.org Organizers say Rittenhouse's presence on-campus will attract other dangerous fascists, who now feel emboldened by Rittenhouse's acquittal.

Mario Gaona (2021-12-01). Muncie, Indiana, students protest censorship of BLM in school. liberationnews.org Students at Muncie Central High School marched from the school to Muncie City Hall Nov. 23 after their school's administration commanded a class to take down student posters that mention the Black Lives Matter social movement.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-12-01). Former OSHA chiefs insist court reinstate anti-virus standards. peoplesworld.org CINCINNATI—Three former Occupational Safety and Health Administration chiefs, under both Democratic and Republican administrations, want the federal appeals court in Cincinnati to reinstate the agency's Emergency Temporary Standard that forces firms to protect their workers and customers against the coronavirus. Represented by lawyers for Public Citizen, Dr. David Michaels—Barack Obama's OSHA chief for his whole …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-12-01). Major league baseball heads for another lockout. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—With bargaining having broken down, major league baseball's 30 owners are preparing to lock out their players, again. And this time Sonia Sotomayor can't step in to save them from their own folly. She's busy with other matters, as a U.S. Supreme Court justice—especially on lockout day, Dec. 1. Because that day the justices …

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-12-01). Major Canadian academic group rejects Israel lobby's anti-Semitism definition. electronicintifada.net Scholars must be able to critique states without fear of outside political influence, association says.

rebekah (2021-12-01). Blame Corporate Greed For Inflation. inequality.org

Robert P. Alvarez (2021-12-01). Prison Gerrymandering: The Modern 'Three-Fifths Compromise'. otherwords.org Are free and fair elections too much to ask for? Thanks to partisan gerrymandering — and its ugly cousin, prison gerrymandering — the answer is often yes. | High-stakes redistricting battles now underway will help determine next year's midterm elections. In a perfect world, parties would work together to ensure fair representation for their various constituencies. In the real world, the party in power usually redraws district maps to favor itself. | This dirty little trick is called partisan gerrymandering. Both parties do it, but Republicans are taking it to extremes that their own voters don't even…

Staff (2021-12-01). Barinas State PSUV Governor Argenis Chávez Resigns. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, November 30, Argenis Chávez announced his resignation as governor of the state of Barinas. Chávez made the decision to comply with the two complex judgments made by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) this week related to the counting of votes and a second election that will take place in the eastern Venezuelan state. The resignation was issued despite the fact that the TSJ statements did not mention anything regarding Chávez's position being in question. | In addition, Chávez resigned from his candidacy for re-election for the new elections that will be held in the state on January 9, 2022, while an…

Staff (2021-12-01). Jorge Rodríguez: We Are Not and Will Not Be Anyone's Colony. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, November 30, the plenary of the Venezuelan National Assembly (AN) approved an Agreement of Support and Congratulations for the Brave People of Venezuela for their participation in the November 21 elections. | The president of the National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez, emphasized that on November 21 peace won, "the people of Venezuela won. What we are experiencing is a second struggle for our independence. What they [the right] wanted for Venezuela was the dissolution of the Republic and they supported all that by those who claim to be representatives of the opposition in Venezuela and now they want the p…

Staff (2021-12-01). Leopoldo López's Latest Gaff: He Calls on People to Take to the Streets over Supreme Court's Barinas Decision. orinocotribune.com On Monday, November 30, Leopoldo López, fugitive from Venezuelan justice, claimed that protests regarding the decision issued by the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Court over the Barinas governorship election "are legitimate and necessary." | López, who currently resides in Spain, wrote on Twitter that, despite the "traps and obstacles, Freddy Superlano won; he had all the ballots, people took to the streets to defend his victory; the CNE delayed his proclamation and now the Supreme Court's invalid decision suspends the results over the count of three ballots." | López reiterated that in the midst of an "usurpa…

Staff (2021-12-01). Leopoldo López's Latest Gaffe: He Calls on People to Take to the Streets over Supreme Court's Barinas Decision. orinocotribune.com On Monday, November 30, Leopoldo López, fugitive from Venezuelan justice, claimed that protests regarding the decision issued by the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Court over the Barinas governorship election "are legitimate and necessary." | López, who currently resides in Spain, wrote on Twitter that, despite the "traps and obstacles, Freddy Superlano won; he had all the ballots, people took to the streets to defend his victory; the CNE delayed his proclamation and now the Supreme Court's invalid decision suspends the results over the count of three ballots." | López reiterated that in the midst of an "usurpa…

UnistotenCamp (2021-12-01). Resistance on the Territory and Across Turtle Island Continues. dissidentvoice.org Despite the attempts of the BC and Federal government to use a massive show of force, and cruel conditions of imprisonment to intimidate land defenders and stop Wet'suwet'en assertion of their inherent rights and title to their land, the struggle on Wet'suwet'en territory and beyond continues! Below is a collection of recent updates, photos, videos and ways …

Wayne Nealis (2021-12-01). Trial of killer cop Kimberly Potter begins. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS The people's struggle to convict former police officer Kimberly Potter for the murder of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, began this week with a press conference and a rally and march. Potter's trial began Tuesday in Hennepin County where she is charged second-and first-degree manslaughter of Daunte on April 11, 2020, in Brooklyn …

Zoya Teirstein (2021-12-01). A surprising winner in Biden's infrastructure bill: Biodiversity. peoplesworld.org The $1.2 trillion infrastructure package signed by President Joe Biden will not go down in history as a milestone in America's effort to control the climate crisis. A Princeton University analysis of the bill, which President Joe Biden initially hoped would deliver on many of his climate-related promises from the campaign trail, showed the policies in …

This Week in Fascism (2021-12-01). This Week in Fascism #123: Proud Boys, Patriots and White Nationalists See Rittenhouse Verdict as Signal From State for More Murder. itsgoingdown.org cover: @GraffitiRadical Welcome fellow antifascists! Anarchists in #Olympia made short work of banners from neo-Nazi group, Patriot Front, a re-brand of Vanguard America, which marched in Charlottesville and calls for a fascist, all-white America. Recently the group has attempted to capitalize on the Kyle Rittehouse verdict. pic.twitter.com/taARVHbEWr — It's Going Down (@IGD_News) November 23, 2021 So…

Suzanne James (2021-12-01). Climate change is the 'biggest security threat ever faced'. greenleft.org.au Green Left speaks to Professor Mark Beeson about his latest book Environmental Anarchy? Security In the 21st Century.

Staff (2021-12-01). "The Viral Underclass": COVID-19 and AIDS Show What Happens When Inequality and Disease Collide. democracynow.org As December 1 marks World AIDS Day, we look at the pandemic that preceded COVID-19 and how recorded deaths of complications from the coronavirus this year have surpassed those of HIV/AIDS in the United States. The head of UNAIDS has warned the COVID-19 pandemic may result in an increase in infections and deaths from HIV and AIDS. Both viruses disproportionately impacted vulnerable minority communities. Although treatment rollout for HIV/AIDS was uniquely inhibited by homophobia, racism, and sexism, it was also plagued by corporate greed and U.S. exceptionalism. "We're seeing very similar dynamics again now with C…

Editor2 (2021-12-01). Tunisia's Popular Movement: Moroccan Normalization with "Israel" Betrayal. orinocotribune.com Tunisia's Popular Movement reiterates its anti-normalization stance and calls the alliance between the Moroccan government and the Zionist enemy a multifaceted crime. | Tunisia's Popular Movement said that "the alliance between the Moroccan government and the Zionist enemy is a multifaceted crime, which has affected the Moroccan people, its history, and its martyrs." | The Movement said that after Morocco and "Israel" signed a security cooperation pact, Morocco "will turn into an advanced base for the enemy run by the [Moroccan] King." | In a statement addressed yesterday evening under the title "Normalization is…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-12-01). Iran not to sacrifice national rights for fake deadlines. en.mehrnews.com Iran has entered the 7th round of talks in Vienna with clear demands and proposals and is ready to engage as long as needed, but will not sacrifice the nation's rights for the sake of deadlines, senior Iranian diplomat said.

_____ (2021-12-01). More Chronicles of the Taiwan Issue. journal-neo.org In another chronicle of current events related to the Taiwan issue, it bears drawing the reader's attention to those that followed the November 16 US-China video summit. One of the main topics discussed there was the mentioned problem precisely. Judging by the official statement of the more than three-hour conversation, the positions of the sides on …

Maxximilian Seijo (2021-12-01). The Metaphysics of Accounting with Paolo Quattrone. mronline.org Paolo Quattrone (@PaoloQuattrone) joins Money on the Left to discuss the metaphysics of accounting and the significance of accounting's repressed history for political economy today. Professor of Accounting, Governance & Society at The University of Manchester, Quattrone insists that, while often seen as a positivist and merely technical skill for recording extant data, accounting in truth represents a rhetorical and quite generative engagement with the "mystery of value."

WSWS (2021-12-01). Growing outrage among Australian teachers and parents over school COVID infections. wsws.org Opposition to school reopenings is a significant element in the wider hostility toward the political establishment and its callous indifference to the lives and well-being of working people that Australia's new electoral laws are designed to silence.

WSWS (2021-12-01). The Man Who Paints Water Drops: Korean painter Kim Tschang-Yeul and the crisis of postwar art. wsws.org A documentary unveils the trauma and unresolved grief at the root of a renowned Korean artist's most famous work.

scorinoco (2021-12-01). Barbados Has Thrown Off Its Colonial Shackles, Now the Real Change Must Come. orinocotribune.com By Kareem Smith — Nov 26, 2021 | Barbados has removed the Queen as its head of state, as it begins a new national journey to remove any lingering British influence. | Barbados has completed its transition to a republican system of government. From 30 November, which marks

WSWS (2021-12-01). Referendum in Switzerland: A vote for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. wsws.org Amid an explosive new coronavirus wave, a clear 62 percent majority in Switzerland voted on Sunday to keep the COVID-19 law in place.

Joel Richards (2021-12-01). Argentine woman no longer HIV positive. america.cgtn.com A 30-year-old Argentine woman's own immune system may have cured her of HIV – without the use of drugs. She was diagnosed in 2013, and now there is no detectable virus in her body. Find out more.

Molly Shah (2021-12-01). Berlin's 'new economy' workers fight exploitation and union busting. zcomm.org Workers at Gorillas, the Berlin-based grocery delivery service, secured a major court victory as they continue their fight against "new economy" exploitation and rampant union busting…

Joris Leverink (2021-12-01). Economic Update: Imagining a Different Economy. roarmag.org On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on his recent debate with the Ayn Rand Institute on capitalism vs socialism; inflation in Europe; he offers an analysis of right vs left splitting in the US today; and real vs fake causes of energy price inflation. | The second half of the show features an interview with Professor David McNally, University of Houston, on lessons from the history of capitalism. | You can support this show on

William Denselow (2021-12-01). New York improves wheelchair accessibility. america.cgtn.com For people living with disabilities, taking public transport can be a daunting challenge. But New York City has developed a plan to improve accessibility for everyone.

Basav Sen (2021-12-01). Fossil Fueled Foreign Policy: Why COP26 Flopped. fpif.org

| global scientific community has termed a dire climate emergency, countries made weak commitments that condemn the world's most vulnerable people to what Ugandan youth climate activist Vanessa Nakate has called " …

Moderator (2021-12-01). COVID Europa: The Fourth Wave. scheerpost.com By Kenneth Surin / CounterPunch Europe is embarking on a fourth wave in Covid cases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have placed several European countries in its highest-risk category for travel in recent weeks. On the list are Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Guernsey (Britain has …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-01). Prominent Egyptian activist Hossam Bahgat found guilty of insulting election authorities. peoplesdispatch.org Bahgat is the founder-director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). He has previously been targeted by successive governments for his work towards the advancement of civil liberties and human rights in Egypt…

WSWS (2021-12-01). Rise in cornonavirus outbreaks in German workplaces. wsws.org Alongside the health authorities and company managements, the trade unions and their affiliated works councils ensure that infection rates are concealed and business operations continue as workers fall ill.

_____ (2021-12-01). Syria is Actively Emerging from International Isolation. journal-neo.org The complete fiasco of Washington, which for 20 years participated in the complex Afghan conflict, ineptly squandered $ 2.3 trillion taken from the pockets of American taxpayers and killed more than 2,400 military personnel there, albeit on a smaller scale, but is completely repeated in Syria. And the failure of this policy does not slow …

Rick Rozoff (2021-12-01). Videos: U.S. troops in Latvia train for war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com 1st Brigade Engineer Battalion conducts bangalore explosive breach training Soldiers with 1st Brigade Engineer Battalion (1BEB), 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team (1ABCT), 1st Infantry Division (1ID) conduct bangalore explosive breach training during exercise Winter Shield 2021 at Camp Ādaži, Ādaži, Latvia, Nov. 22, 2021.

Jonathan Cook (2021-12-01). The tribal left's a mirror image of the tribal right. zcomm.org The biggest problem is not just that our thoughts are likely to be someone else's (often Rupert Murdoch's), it is that we don't even know that they belong to somebody else. That is how propaganda works.

Staff (2021-12-01). Israeli regime trumpeting lies to poison Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com "Israeli regime whose existence relies on tension is at it again, trumpeting lies to poison Vienna talks," the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Wednesday.

Editor (2021-12-01). Algorithms of injustice: Artificial intelligence in policing and surveillance. mronline.org If anything, the use of computer algorithms to guide police appears only to entrench and exacerbate existing biased policing practices.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-01). General strike planned against growing waste crisis in Sfax region in Tunisia. peoplesdispatch.org The waste crisis which has been ongoing for several months was further aggravated by the reopening of a controversial landfill by the authorities in defiance of court orders, giving rise to environmental and public health concerns…

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-12-01). Russia fires US diplomats deployed in Moscow for over 3 years. en.mehrnews.com US Embassy staff who have been in Moscow for more than three years must leave Russia by 31 January 2022, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Harvard graduate student union pushes through contract with cut in real wages. wsws.org The four-year deal will result in an effective wage cut for exploited student-workers at the world's wealthiest university.

Coral Wynter (2021-12-01). Student-led Fossil Fool Fiesta targets NAB. greenleft.org.au Climate protesters are targeting National Australia Bank for lending billions of dollars to fossil fuel corporations. Coral Wynter reports.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Moses Kur, 37-year-old auto parts worker, dies in industrial accident at Ventra's Grand Rapids plant. wsws.org The accident is not the product of individual error but of an unsafe environment which has persisted for years at the auto parts maker, the product of continuous speedup and long working hours that are common throughout the industry.

_____ (2021-12-01). Biden's Upcoming Democracy Summit Chokes on Unipolar Hypocrisy. strategic-culture.org To the degree that techno-feudal wind-up dolls continue to promote "democracy" while demanding that the world remain firmly under the heel of a unipolar hegemon, then no "democracy summit" will be worth anything. | The consequence of many decades of terrible ideas has now begun to impose its full weight upon the unipolar ship of state which has found itself careening towards a self-induced maelstrom. The captains managing this ship would have been able to easily foresee this tragic plunge long ago, had they not chosen to get drunk on hegemony amidst the cultish age of consumerism and hedonistic myopia that transf…

WSWS (2021-12-01). FedEx locks out Australian workers fighting for improved wages and conditions. wsws.org The global logistics company last week locked out workers for two full shifts after they began four-hour work stoppages.

_____ (2021-12-01). Harvard Tells Us Young Americans are Increasingly Hopeful… Really? strategic-culture.org By Bruce E. LEVINE | Given my experience with young people's hopelessness, I was skeptical of a Harvard's #1 top finding is: "In the fall of 2017, only 31% of young Americans said they were hopeful about the future of America; 67% were fearful. Nearly four years later, we find that 56% have hope." However, scrolling down, Harvard's #5 finding reads: "More than half of young American…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-12-01). NAASD Calls For Slavery Remembrance Day, $1.25B Budget For Active Federal Atonement. moguldom.com The National Assembly of American Slavery Descendants (NAASD) has come out in support of the Slavery Remembrance Day resolution introduced by U.S. Rep. Al Green of Texas and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. The bill proposes that August 20 be designated Slavery Remembrance Day to "serve as a reminder of the evils of slavery." The …

Coral Wynter (2021-12-01). State Bank of India must stop funding Adani, say protesters. greenleft.org.au Protesters took their cricket game to the foyer of the State Bank of India to demand it rule out loaning Adani almost $1 billion. Coral Wynter reports.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-01). Eritrea Versus AFRICOM: Defending Sovereignty in the Face of Imperialist Aggression. libya360.wordpress.com Dina M. Asfaha, Tunde Osazua The rapid expansion of AFRICOM on the African continent should be a cause for concern as African nations are quickly surrendering their sovereignty to the US. As the only country without a relationship to AFRICOM, Eritrea bears the brunt of US vilification. We must salute Eritrea's ongoing project of national…

Rick Rozoff (2021-12-01). Brzezinski brothers want Biden, NATO to reprise father's confrontation with Russia over Poland. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Not to be missed. From the New Atlanticist and the Atlantic Council. Offered by Ian Brzezinski, son of Zbigniew (as he mentions in the article), senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO policy.His brother Mark is on his way to becoming U.S. ambassador to …

_____ (2021-12-01). NATO Parliamentarians Send Letter To Biden For No-First-Use Policies. popularresistance.org 34 current and former legislators from NATO countries sent a joint letter yesterday to United States President Biden encouraging him to adopt a policy of no-first-use (or sole purpose) of nuclear weapons in the current U.S. nuclear posture review, and to use the occasion of the 10th Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference in January 2022 to universalise this policy. | The call by the legislators contradicts recent reports that United States allies want the US government to retain the option of initiating nuclear war (first-use options). | "Let us state clearly that we do not believe that a first-use op…

Hendrik Sybrandy (2021-12-01). U.S. snowboard cross athletes prepare for World Cup. america.cgtn.com The members of the U.S. snowboard cross team get in some final preparation before the World Cup season begins. The competitions will help determine who goes to Beijing in February.

John Kiriakou (2021-12-01). Greeks Commemorate 1973 Massacre by U.S.-Backed Junta. covertactionmagazine.com History reminds us of the evil U.S. foreign meddling and the need for a strong anti-imperialist movement I was in …

_____ (2021-12-01). Craig Murray Is A Free Man. popularresistance.org Craig Murray was released from Saughton Prison on Tuesday. This is what he was imprisoned for: | Craig Murray, an ex-British ambassador and blogger, has been sentenced to eight months in prison after being found guilty in March of contempt of court during the 2020 trial of former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond. He was given three weeks to turn himself into police, pending his appeal. Judge Lady Dorrian issued the sentence, she said, despite Murray's health issues. | Murray faced up to two years in prison and unlimited fines. | Murray must surrender his passport making it impossible to travel to Spain on May…

Federica Caso, Shannon Zimmerman (2021-12-01). Women play a critical role in diplomacy and security, so why aren't more in positions of power? nationofchange.org The benefits of increasing the numbers of women in foreign policy and security cannot be overstated.

Moderator (2021-12-01). Reproductive Rights Defenders Rally as SCOTUS Hears Challenge to Roe. scheerpost.com By Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams Reproductive rights advocates rallied Wednesday outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices heard oral arguments in a case directly challenging the constitutional right to abortion affirmed in Roe v. Wade. At issue before the conservative-leaning court is a challenge to Mississippi's ban on nearly all abortions after 15 weeks. Thus far blocked by lower courts, the law, …

WSWS (2021-12-01). Channel drowning survivor reveals UK, French police left them to die. wsws.org Mohamed Shekha Ahmad's harrowing account exposes the contempt for human life that prevails at top levels of the French and British state.

WSWS (2021-12-01). As COVID-19 cases surge throughout Ohio, Republican-controlled state senate holds a hearing on antivaccine bill. wsws.org Following the trend in the Midwest and Upstate New York, cases are resurging through Ohio after a brief respite, and hospital admissions are once more climbing.

Anand Naidoo (2021-12-01). The Heat: China-Africa Forum. america.cgtn.com China pledges more vaccine and economic help for Africa.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-01). 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.

MK Bhadrakumar (2021-12-01). India, Pakistan and the Taliban working together. asiatimes.com The three-week-long "anti-terror operation" undertaken by the Indian Army from October 11 in the Bhatta Durrian forest in Poonch district after the killing of nine soldiers, including two junior commissioned officers and two policemen, was billed as "one of the longest" in the history of the insurgency in Jammu & Kashmir. Yet no Indian functionary …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-01). Noam Chomsky & Vijay Prashad: We stand with the residents of the Marielle Vive Camp in Valinhos (Brazil). peoplesdispatch.org In response to the order to evict 450 families of the Marielle Vive camp, Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad manifest their solidarity and call for the evictions to be halted.

Winnie Byanyima (2021-12-01). Inequality is set to kill millions—'We have to fight it together.'. nationofchange.org If we take on the inequalities which hold back progress, we can deliver on the promise to end AIDS by 2030.

Staff (2021-12-01). "Farewell to British Colonial Rule": Barbados Breaks From the Queen as Calls Grow For Reparations. democracynow.org Barbados has become the world's newest republic breaking ties with Queen Elizabeth 55 years after it became an independent nation, saying it was time for Barbados to break from its colonial past. The move comes as calls grow for the United Kingdom to pay reparations for enacting a regime of slavery in Barbados. While it was an occasion for celebration, it was also "55 years overdue" and should have happened when Barbados won its independence in 1966, says David Comissiong, Barbados's ambassador to the Caribbean Community and the Association of Caribbean States. "Barbados was a center of British power. You don't g…

WSWS (2021-12-01). Three students killed and eight others injured in Oxford, Michigan school shooting. wsws.org A 15-year-old student opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun at a high school in suburban Detroit on Tuesday, killing three classmates and injuring eight others, including one teacher.

_____ (2021-12-01). Who is Capable of Settling the Conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan? journal-neo.org One year after the second Karabakh war, the border between the two republics is again turbulent. Periodically, the media and official representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan report about the violation — by the enemy, of course — of the ceasefire, defined by trilateral Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan statement of November 9, 2020, and sometimes even about …

Editor (2021-12-01). Some striking Kellogg's workers call for boycott of company products in U.S. mronline.org Union negotiators said they were prepared to meet the company for another round of negotiations next week but their offer was rebuffed by bosses, who claimed they were left with no choice but to permanently replace those on strike.

WSWS (2021-12-01). End censorship of WSWS articles on Kaiser union social media! wsws.org The unions' blatant acts of censorship are a desperate attempt to keep a lid on seething opposition from rank-and-file Kaiser workers.

Walker Bragman (2021-12-01). "It's Time To Get Back To The Office" dailyposter.com

WSWS (2021-12-01). Four students killed and seven others injured in Oxford, Michigan school shooting. wsws.org A 15-year-old student opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun at a high school in suburban Detroit on Tuesday, killing three classmates and injuring eight others, including one teacher.

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-12-01). Over 1.5 million Bolivians march in defense of democracy and President Arce's government. peoplesdispatch.org President Luis Arce thanked Bolivian citizens for their overwhelming support, and promised to continue working to rebuild the country and the economy with the people…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-01). UNRWA employees across West Asia to go on strike as agency faces funds crunch. peoplesdispatch.org The UNRWA provides critical services and assistance to Palestinian refugees across the region through its food distribution initiatives, schools, health centers and other social programs…

Mark Niu (2021-12-01). Companies around the world pledge to reduce their carbon footprints. america.cgtn.com Many companies around the world are following the trend of promising to reduce their carbon footprint. See what they're doing to reduce their carbon footprints.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Opposition candidate Robredo endorses anti-Communist task force in Philippine election. wsws.org The anti-Communist task force, endorsed by Robredo, is a heavily funded and murderous apparatus of McCarthyism…

WSWS (2021-12-01). Wall Street falls as Fed chair points to accelerated taper of asset purchases. wsws.org Testimony by US Fed chair Jerome Powell to the Senate Banking Committee yesterday set off the second significant fall on Wall Street in three days as he indicated that the central bank was moving to tighten its monetary policy.

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-12-01). "To Die in the Pure Water" shines at Swedish Sama FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com "To Die in the Pure Water", directed by Tehran-based Afghan brothers Navid and Jamshid Mahmudi was selected as the best film at the 12th edition of the International Sama Film Festival in Sweden.

Kenny Stancil (2021-12-01). "Never, ever feel sorry for oil and gas companies." zcomm.org Majority of World's Oil and Gas Workers Want to Seek Employment in Renewable Energy Industry…

WSWS (2021-12-01). US corporate profits hit new record. wsws.org US corporations are enjoying the largest profit margins since 1950 as the Biden administration pledges to oppose any public health measures in response to the pandemic that might impinge on profits.

Jake Johnson (2021-12-01). As executives hike prices, US corporations rake in biggest profits since 1950. nationofchange.org "Corporations can get away with it because they have too much power in the economy."

WSWS (2021-12-01). Army general to lead Germany's coronavirus crisis response team. wsws.org The decision to put a general in charge of its COVID-19 crisis team permits only one conclusion: the German government in waiting does not regard the pandemic as a medical problem, but rather as a security issue.

Badri Raina (2021-12-01). India's Farmers Have Shown the Way to the Long Democratic Pushback. zcomm.org Never forget that politics is the art of the possible, a reality that the farmer's movement has proved with emphatic assertion…

Jayati Ghosh (2021-12-01). The feminist building-blocks of a just, sustainable economy. mronline.org Jayati Ghosh finds in a UN Women report a blueprint for an economy which serves the public—rather than the other way around.

WSWS (2021-12-01). 7.5 magnitude earthquake leaves Peru's impoverished Amazonas in ruins. wsws.org The tragedy could have been reduced to a minimum if it were not for the criminal policy of Peru's central government, which abandons the regions furthest from the capital.

Editor (2021-12-01). In Kerala, a street food festival takes on communal forces. mronline.org The DYFI took on the Sangh Parivar's attempts to polarise people with misinformation on halal by serving beef, pork, chicken and mutton in most towns of the state.

Fight Back (2021-12-01). Salt Lake City protests Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT – Over 100 people gathered at the downtown Salt Lake Public Library, November 21, to protest the acquittal on all charges of far-right murderer Kyle Rittenhouse. This unjust acquittal stands as a stark reminder that the justice system of the United States is working just as it has been designed to, from its very inception. This ruling makes clear the mission of police and courts in justifying racist murder and terror on Black communities and all those who fight for justice against systems of oppression. | This emergency event, which came together through the combined efforts of a number of loca…

WSWS (2021-12-01). Indigenous people in Australia twice as likely to be infected with COVID-19. wsws.org The increasing number of infections and deaths in indigenous communities was both predicted and preventable, but the warnings of health experts and community leaders were ignored.

Joris Leverink (2021-12-01). The Laura Flanders Show: Should Democrats Stop Talking About CRT? roarmag.org How Critical Race Theory Changed an Election & What Democrats Could Do About It: | From the contest for governor of Virginia to school board races across the country, opposition to Critical Race Theory proved an effective tactic for Republican candidates to defeat Democrats in this November's election. Does that justify the conclusions drawn by many in the media that Democrats need to stop talking so much about racism, history and structural inequality? | Must progressives face electoral reality, as many editorials have recently suggested, and tone down the so-called woke agenda? Or are there other ways t…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-12-01). Iran nuclear talks for sanctions removal to end this weekend. en.mehrnews.com US government officials on Wednesday claimed that ongoing nuclear talks in Austrian capital Vienna, aimed at removal of US anti-Iran sanctions, would end on Thursday or Friday.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Rise in coronavirus outbreaks in German workplaces. wsws.org Alongside the health authorities and company managements, the trade unions and their affiliated works councils ensure that infection rates are concealed and business operations continue as workers fall ill.

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