Daily Archives: October 21, 2021

2021-10-21: News Headlines

Alexander Rubinstein (2021-10-21). Facebook 'whistleblower' Frances Haugen represented by a coterie of US intelligence insiders. thegrayzone.com The background of Haugen's Whistleblower Aid legal team indicates she was cultivated to complete Facebook's transformation into a vehicle for the US national security state A former employee of Facebook named Frances Haugen earned national renown after appearing before Congress on October 5, 2021 to accuse the company where she once worked of everything from poisoning the minds of young American women to aiding and abetting global evildoers. While Haugen has presented herself as a "whistleblower" who risked it all to …

CounterPunch News Service (2021-10-21). Ecological Economists Support Message of Religious Leaders to Cop 26. counterpunch.org His Holiness Pope Francis, His Grace Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury, and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew issued an urgent joint message in advance of COP 26. They have been joined by many leaders of other religions in their call for creation care with justice. They remind everyone of our individual and collective responsibility to take action

Staff (2021-10-21). US Treasury Opposes Cryptocurrencies to Deepen Illegal 'Sanctions'. orinocotribune.com This week, a broad review was published of the unilateral coercive measures—euphemistically referred to as "sanctions"—administered and enforced by the US Department of the Treasury (USDT). For its preparation, USDT reviewers met with members of Congress and their staff, inter-institutional partners, private actors, foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, academics, and Treasury staff specialized in these illegal actions. Unilateral coercive measures have been labeled by United Nations experts as instruments of collective punishment that likely qualify as crimes against humanity. | The re…

Joe Lauria (2021-10-21). House Intelligence Committee Seeks Answers from CIA on Plot Against Assange. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Hope for patients with post-COVID syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "Long-haul COVID," "long COVID" and "post-COVID syndrome" are references to patients who have been infected with COVID-19 and are still experiencing long-term effects and symptoms."Estimates show that 10%—30% of people who become infected with COVID-19 will end up coming down with long-haul COVID," says Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, medical director of Mayo Clinic's COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program. "And it does look like that long-haul COVID could be a new chronic infection for some folks and be a new baseline." The World Health Organization recently gave…

It's Going Down (2021-10-21). This Is America #150: University Occupations Spread; Daniel Baker Gets 3.5 Years for Facebook Posts. itsgoingdown.org photo: @ChuckModi1 Welcome, to This Is America, October 20th, 2021. On today's episode, we speak with attorney Brad Thomson about the case of anarchist and antifascist, Dan Baker, who was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison in Florida, after posting calls to social media for counter-demonstrations against the far-Right, directly after the attempted January 6th…

WSWS (2021-10-21). Australian Greens keep their mouths shut on the new anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org The Greens' silence on the electoral laws dovetails with their pitch to form another de facto coalition government with the Labor Party, as they did under Julia Gillard from 2010 to 2013.

WSWS (2021-10-21). Australian Labor governments push homicidal "live with the virus" program. wsws.org The Victorian Labor government is ending a lockdown amid more than 2,000 infections a day, while its Queensland counterpart is the first administration in Australia to adopt policies aimed at reintroducing COVID in a jurisdiction where it has been eliminated.

teleSUR, JCM (2021-10-21). Organización sindical en Ecuador presenta propuesta de ley. telesurtv.net El Frente Unitarios de Trabajadores entregará su proyecto de ley laboral en el marco de las protestas contra Guillermo Lasso.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Science Saturday: An inside look at the state-of-the-art supports enabling invention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Throughout Mayo Clinic, innovation is the thread that weaves through countless initiatives aimed at improving patient care. While Mayo's most cutting-edge discoveries are often widely known, the vast majority of innovative endeavors occur behind the scenes. One of the more low-profile assets in Mayo Clinic Laboratories' innovation arsenal is the media kitchen, where specialized media and reagents used in some of the laboratories' most esoteric assays come to life. "Nationally, there aren't many media labs," says…

teleSUR, drl, JCM (2021-10-21). Lasso decide no ir a la comisión investigadora de Pandora Papers. telesurtv.net Tampoco lo harán la esposa e hijo del presidente ecuatoriano, quien dijo estar dispuesto a recibir la comisión.

teleSUR, SH (2021-10-21). Congreso colombiano abrirá el debate sobre los Pandora Papers. telesurtv.net La vicepresidenta Marta Lucía Ramírez es una de las funcionarias colombianos citadas en la investigación de los Pandora Papers.

Jonah Furman (2021-10-21). 'Let's put a wrench in things now'. mronline.org Ten thousand John Deere workers in Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas launched an open-ended strike October 14.

Mickey Z. (2021-10-21). At a New York City Anti-Mandate Rally. dissidentvoice.org (Mickey Z) Last month, I stopped by an anti-mandate rally at Columbus Circle/Central Park for a little while. While I was there, a band played mellow music. Much of the crowd was singing along and dancing as I wandered around taking photos and feeling happy to see so many people in attendance — speaking out …

WSWS (2021-10-21). Biden administration backs state of siege in Ecuador. wsws.org Speaking in Quito as troops patrolled the streets, Secretary of State Antony Blinken declared that "extraordinary moments" require "exceptional measures."

WSWS (2021-10-21). Trump and Miller attempted to deploy 250,000 troops to US-Mexico border in Spring 2020. wsws.org Stephen Miller's plan to deploy troops with Trump's support was part of a fascist political strategy that played out over the course of 2020 and 2021 and remains a threat today.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-10-21). Africa Condemns the Continuing Imperialist Legacy of France. globalresearch.ca

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-21). Melbourne: The Longest in Lockdown. dissidentvoice.org As a city, Melbourne previously prided itself with the air of a prim and proper heiress, one without peer in Australia: a gastronomic wonder, a sporting goddess, and a place of orderly public transport. The Economist Intelligence Unit glowed with praise, designating the city the world's "most liveable" for seven years running. There were few …

WSWS (2021-10-21). German health minister demands ending of protective measures against coronavirus. wsws.org If the government does not extend the "epidemic situation" up to November 25, it means that no more measures will be taken to protect the population from the coronavirus .

Staff (2021-10-21). Uprising continues inside Israeli occupation prisons as more Palestinian prisoners join collective strike. samidoun.net Mahmoud al-Ardah, the leader of the Freedom Tunnel operation in which six Palestinian prisoners liberated themselves from Gilboa prison, launched an open hunger strike on 21 October in the Ayalon prison in Ramleh where he is held. He launched his strike to reject the arbitrary penalties and deprivation of rights imposed upon him and his […] | The article

WSWS (2021-10-21). Biden administration reinstating Trump's anti-immigrant "Remain in Mexico" policy. wsws.org The Biden administration is using the policies and structures put in place by former President Trump to attack the fundamental rights of migrants seeking asylum in the US through the border with Mexico.

WSWS (2021-10-21). UK government refuses appeals for mitigations as COVID surge threatens to swamp hospitals. wsws.org COVID-19 cases and deaths are surging in Britain, fuelled by the reopening of schools in August and September.

Makia Freeman (2021-10-21). 10 Current Trends of Operation Coronavirus as of October 2021. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-21). Australia: 2,000 StarTrack workers hold second 24-hour strike. wsws.org The TWU has brokered deals with numerous trucking companies in recent days, reducing the "national day of strike action" to a single company.

WSWS (2021-10-21). Republicans block vote on Democrats' voting reform bill. wsws.org Senate Republicans used a filibuster to block a vote on federal voting rights reform on Wednesday. The "Freedom to Vote Act" is the third Democratic Party voting rights bill to fail to pass the Senate this year.

WSWS (2021-10-21). Brazil's Foràßa Sindical issues phony support for John Deere workers' strike in the US. wsws.org Workers in the US, Brazil and around the world must reject the reactionary alliance between pro-capitalist unions determined to suppress their struggles.

WSWS (2021-10-21). Mobilize the working class to eliminate COVID-19! Attend the October 24 meeting on "How to end the pandemic!" wsws.org The New York City Educators Rank-and-Files Safety Committee is calling on educators, parents and all workers to attend the October 24 webinar "How to end the pandemic," which is being hosted by the World Socialist Web Site and the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees.

WSWS (2021-10-21). AFSCME report indicts museums for taking federal money and laying off workers, claims unions offer "protection" wsws.org Museums and other institutions in the US have taken millions in federal money during the pandemic and, despite their ability in many cases to withstand the crisis, have proceeded to destroy tens of thousands of jobs.

WSWS (2021-10-21). John Deere workers in Mannheim, Germany, support striking workers in US. wsws.org Workers at Deere's largest tractor factory in Germany expressed support for their striking brothers and sisters in the United States, saying they faced the same fight against eroding wages and economic insecurity.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-21). Bastille 2.0: "Real Regime Change": Building Protest and Resistance against the Covid-19 Agenda. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-21). Locked out ExxonMobil workers reject contract ultimatum. wsws.org Despite the deliberate isolation of the six-month struggle by the United Steelworkers, oil refinery workers in Beaumont, Texas have rejected the contract demanded by ExxonMobil.

WSWS (2021-10-21). UCFW union refuses to expand strike as Heaven Hill distillery moves to bring in scabs. wsws.org The union is doing nothing to mobilize its 25,000 members in the state of Kentucky, instead resorting to pathetic moral appeals to management which will fall on deaf ears.

WSWS (2021-10-21). Biden accepts shredding of his social welfare/climate bill. wsws.org The social welfare legislation touted by Bernie Sanders and his pseudo-left supporters as proof that major reforms could be enacted through the Democratic Party has turned into an object lesson on precisely the opposite.

Sara Flounders (2021-10-21). Nicaragua, with free health care and education, challenges U.S. domination. workers.org Managua, Nicaragua The writer was a member of a U.S. delegation that visited Nicaragua Oct. 3-10. Outside of àìscar Danilo Rosales Hospital in Leon, Nicaragua with members of medical staff and U.S. delegation, Oct. 5. Rosales, a surgeon and Sandinista hero, was killed in 1967 by the U.S.-backed Somoza regime. (WW . . . |

WSWS (2021-10-21). Tram and subway workers strike in Izmir, Turkey's third-largest city. wsws.org Amid a sharp upsurge in the class struggle, 627 subway and tram workers in Izmir are preparing to go on strike on Friday.

WSWS (2021-10-21). Biden administration sends agriculture secretary to feign support at Deere picket line, while company secures court injunction against strike. wsws.org The Democrats and the UAW are working to soften workers up and get them to lower their guard while Deere dramatically escalates its strikebreaking efforts.

WSWS (2021-10-21). Opposition to USW and UAW tentative agreement at Dana grows as details leak of new alternative work schedule. wsws.org The details emerging at other plants confirm that, after making workers wait for over a month after they rejected the previous deal by a 9-to-1 margin, the USW and UAW are attempting to force through another sellout contract.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Mayo Clinic Minute: Flu during a pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you had your flu shot yet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over 6 months get a flu shot every season with rare exceptions. Now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and the flu. And you can get both shots at the same time. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/vGrUz75YoiI Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 12) is in the downloads at the end of…

teleSUR, SH (2021-10-21). Gremios bolivianos anuncian que no acatarán llamado a paro. telesurtv.net A juicio de dirigentes gremiales el paro convocado por la derecha boliviana tiene fines políticos y desestabilizadores.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-21). Taliban Honors Families Of "Heroic" Suicide Bombers Who Attacked Americans. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Originally published on It hasn't taken long for the Taliban to show who it really is — or who it's always been — after prior initial declarations of a new "moderate" and "reformed" Islamist group (mostly emanating from Western pundits) following its August complete takeover of Afghanistan amid the US troop withdrawal. Late last month it declared it would begin "cutting off hands" again as well as the public hanging of bodies for ex…

Dan Osborn (2021-10-21). Kellogg's cereal workers strike for employees who have been left behind. zcomm.org Workers at Kellogg's are proud to feed the country with the cereal they make, but they say that the company's exploitative two-tier employment system keeps many of their coworkers from earning a fair wage…

Abby Martin (2021-10-21). What Are the Prospects for Peace? zcomm.org The need for critical media literacy and mass organizing has never been more urgent…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-21). Algerian-Moroccan Tensions Escalating, And This Could Badly Impact Europe. southfront.org Illustrative ImageThe "forgotten war" of Western Sahara is deteriorating and risks spilling over into the whole Sahara-Sahel region. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | North Africa has been a boiling kettle lately. Algeria has threatened to cut off gas supplies to its neighbor Morocco this month, not renewing a pipeline agreement. This could have an impact abroad on Spain's gas supplies at a time when prices are rising in Europe and the winter is coming. Algeria's Energy Minister Mohamed Arkab however told Spanish ambassador Fernando Moran that Algiers is r…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Mayo Clinic celebrates 35 years in Florida. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In the 35 years since its opening, Mayo Clinic in Florida has become one of the premier medical destination centers in the Southeast while garnering the No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings in Florida and contributing more than $2 billion annually to Florida's economy. In 1986, Mayo Clinic brought its team approach to health care from Rochester, Minnesota, to the Southeast when it opened the clinic…

Badri Raina (2021-10-21). In Sectarian Politics, Sauce for the Goose Is Never Sauce for the Gander. zcomm.org For some unmentionable reason, all rationality and political or cultural empathy disappears when the subject of Kashmir comes up…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-21). Owl unseen for 150 years photographed in the wild for the first time. imperial.ac.uk British scientists working in Ghana have rediscovered a 'holy grail' giant owl that has lurked almost unseen in African rainforests for 150 years.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-21). Mysterious Group Claims Responsibility For Deadly Damascus Bus Bombing. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | A mysterious group calling itself "Saraya Qasioun" [the Qasioun Regiments] has claimed responsibility for the The bombing, which targeted a military shuttle bus, claimed the lives of 14 people. Many of the victims were civilian workers of the Syrian Ministry of Defense. | In a statement, the group said that the bombing was a response to what it called "daily mas…

teleSUR, SH (2021-10-21). Nicaragua recibe 1.2 millones de vacunas anticovid cubanas. telesurtv.net El lote de las vacunas Abdalá y Soberana 02 sera usada para la inmunización contra el coronavirus en niños entre dos y 17 años.

Miya Tada (2021-10-21). SOVEREIGNTY AND SOIL: WANTOKS, BURKINABàà BOUNTY, PANGANDOY, ABUELA GRILLO. peoplesforum.org OCTOBER SCREENING SERIES: SOVEREIGNTY AND SOIL | Join us every month this fall for one weekend of films! The theme for October's films is Soil and Sovereignty, where we examine and revive how we imagine our relationships with the land. The films will be covering culture, land struggles, and agroecology projects from around the world, starting Thursday night, October 21st, with 4 short films. On Friday, October 22nd, evening, we will be watching an earlier work from acclaimed Japanese filmmaker, Hayao Miyazaki, that advocates against war for the protection of our planet. Finally, on Saturday afternoon, October 23r…

Jim McIlroy (2021-10-21). TWU workers continue struggle for fair agreement. greenleft.org.au Transport Workers Union members at StarTrack walked off the job for 24 hours following the company's refusal to negotiate a fair enterprise agreement. Jim McIlroy reports.

Phil Jones (2021-10-21). When wage becomes wager: the dark side of microwork sites. zcomm.org Microwork sites are modern-day digital sweatshops reintroducing piece rate that regularly steal wages while employers remain hidden behind opaque interfaces…

Global Research News (2021-10-21). Selected Articles: Forced Vaccination Was Always the End Game. America's Move Towards Authoritarianism. globalresearch.ca By The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext…

teleSUR, JCM (2021-10-21). Denuncian ante ONU persecución contra venezolanos en Colombia. telesurtv.net La vicepresidenta Rodríguez explicó que la violencia contra los connacionales en Colombia es el resultado de una campaña de xenofobia.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Klobuchar emphasizes importance of breast cancer screening at Mayo Clinic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Since announcing her breast cancer diagnosis and successful treatment last month, Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been a leader in encouraging people to take advantage of preventive health care. Klobuchar, Mayo Clinic doctors and a representative from the American Cancer Society held a press conference at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, on Thursday, Oct. 14, to promote the use of preventive health services and emphasize the importance of breast cancer screening. "I think everyone that gets…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Covid Queries: Altered DNA and microchips. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I've heard some theories circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine, including that it was developed to control the general population through microchip tracking or "nanotransducers" in our brains. I've also heard that it will alter my DNA. Are these theories true? A: No, those assertions are false. "There is absolutely not a microchip in the vaccine," says Martin Herrmann, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca and New Prague. "Also, there's no…

Fight Back (2021-10-21). Students say, 'The uprising continues' at 15th Annual SDS Conference in Minnesota. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On the weekend of Oct. 16-17, almost 170 students convened at the University of Minnesota for the 15th National Convention of National Students for a Democratic Society. It was the first time SDS organizers had gathered together physically since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Last year, SDS hosted a series of national webinars, but this experience was vastly different. Student organizers gathered together to discuss the four crises of the last two years – pandemic, economic crisis, police killings, and environmental disasters. Another theme was "From George Floyd to Winston Smith, The Upr…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Bowel cancer: Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert describes role hard-to-see polyps play in cancer risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Physicians screening people for bowel cancer are becoming increasingly concerned about a type of polyp once thought harmless: serrated polyps, sawtooth-edged growths in the colon that are flat, nearly translucent, and sometimes difficult to spot during colonoscopies. New research suggests people with serrated polyps should be checked more frequently for bowel cancer, a Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert writes in a commentary in the journal Gut. A serrated polyp after blue dye has been…

_____ (2021-10-21). The Latest Spy Story: Was It Involving Israel Yet Again? strategic-culture.org The strongest indicator that Israel was the planned recipient of what the Toebbe's stole is the silence over who the target might have been. | An intriguing though fragmentary

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-21). Carbon credits and institutional investors are key to a sustainable future. imperial.ac.uk Voluntary carbon markets that allow investors, governments and businesses to buy carbon credits could lower greenhouse gas emissions.

teleSUR, drl, JCM (2021-10-21). Comisión legislativa acusa a Bolsonaro de crímenes de lesa humanidad. telesurtv.net La comisión del Senado hace la recomendación a propósito del manejo de Jair Bolsonaro de la pandemia de la Covid-19.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-10-21). Tomgram: David Vine, Biden Builds Back Worse (When It Comes to China). warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Let me make my own position on China all too clear. I'm distinctly "soft" on that country. I always have been. After all, it represents a remarkable civilization, one I studied in graduate school. Among my greatest regrets …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Blood donors urgently needed in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, urgently needs donations of Type O-positive and Type O-negative blood. "We are continuing to suffer a national blood shortage. As a result, blood products are still difficult to bring in from external sources to supplement our local collection capabilities," says Camille van Buskirk, M.D., medical director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program. "Despite these dire blood product shortages, the constant need for blood products for our patients…

Julia Conley (2021-10-21). Richie Neal Turned Paid Family Leave Into Insurance Giveaway. zcomm.org "Passing a poorly designed paid leave proposal is a dangerous political game for Democrats"

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Covid Queries: Do I need the vaccine if I've had COVID-19? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I already had COVID-19 and recovered. Why should I get the vaccine when my body is already immune to it now? A: When someone has had an infection, and the body has produced antibodies as a result, this is called "natural immunity." But early evidence suggests natural immunity to COVID-19 may not be very long-lasting. At least one study indicates that if you had COVID-19 and are not vaccinated, your risk of getting COVID-19…

teleSUR, JDO, JCM (2021-10-21). Designan a Sandra Mason como primera presidenta de Barbados. telesurtv.net El Parlamento aprobó su nominación como jefa de Estado y puso fin a 396 años de gobierno británico.

Anonymous765 (2021-10-21). A Day Of Violent Escalation And Expectation In Syria. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN: bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH: qzj…

WSWS (2021-10-21). Build action committees to fight for better wages and the defence of free education! wsws.org The unions anti-democratic shutdown of the long-running Sri Lankan teachers' strike was imposed without any discussion by rank-and-file teachers.

Thom Hartmann (2021-10-21). Rightwing Media Causes Death When "Used As Directed" zcomm.org Now that rightwing media has arguably caused more Americans to die than has tobacco, it's time to consider a strategy like we used with cigarettes to balance their deadly lies and misinformation…

Fight Back (2021-10-21). Students say, 'The uprising continues' at 15th Annual SDS Conference in Minnesota. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On the weekend of Oct. 16-17, almost 170 students convened at the University of Minnesota for the 15th National Convention of National Students for a Democratic Society. It was the first time SDS organizers had gathered together physically since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Last year, SDS hosted a series of national webinars, but this experience was vastly different. Student organizers gathered together to discuss the four crises of the last two years – pandemic, economic crisis, police killings, and environmental disasters. Another theme was "From George Floyd to Winston Smith, The Upr…

Luke Savage (2021-10-21). Bernie Sanders Is Showing the Democrats How to Take on Joe Manchin. zcomm.org For months, Bernie Sanders has been making a case for the multitrillion-dollar reform bill he's spearheaded in the Senate. Now, he's taken that case to Joe Manchin's home turf in West Virginia…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Consumer Health: Sepsis is serious. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Nearly 270,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a result of sepsis, and one-third of people who die in a hospital have sepsis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sepsis occurs when the body's response to an infection damages its own tissues. When these infection-fighting processes turn on the body, they cause organs to function poorly and abnormally. As sepsis worsens, blood flow to vital organs, such as your brain, heart and…

Miya Tada (2021-10-21). SOVEREIGNTY AND SOIL: WANTOKS, BURKINABàà BOUNTY, PANGANDOY, ABUELA GRILLO. peoplesforum.org OCTOBER SCREENING SERIES: SOVEREIGNTY AND SOIL (scroll down to RSVP) | Join us every month this fall for one weekend of films! The theme for October's films is Soil and Sovereignty, where we examine and revive how we imagine our relationships with the land. The films will be covering culture, land struggles, and agroecology projects from around the world, starting Thursday night, October 21st, with 4 short films. On Friday, October 22nd, evening, we will be watching an earlier work from acclaimed Japanese filmmaker, Hayao Miyazaki, that advocates against war for the protection of our planet. Finally, on Saturday…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Continuing progress in battle against COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "October is going to be a very exciting month in the U.S., regarding COVID-19 vaccines," says Dr. Gregory Poland, head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "On Oct. 14 the Federal Drug Administration is going to look at COVID-19 boosters for Moderna. On Oct. 15, (the FDA will review) boosters for Johnson & Johnsons' COVID-19 vaccine. And on Oct. 29, the FDA will look at extending emergency use for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children down to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Heart rhythm problems need attention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org We've all experienced our heart rate change. For example, your heart rate increases when you exercise and slows when you sleep. But what if your heart rhythm changes when you aren't expecting it? That condition is known as heart arrhythmia. Heart arrhythmias, also called heart rhythm problems, occur when the electrical impulses that coordinate your heartbeats don't work properly. This causes your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. Arrhythmias may feel like a…

teleSUR, MER (2021-10-21). Esposa de Alex Saab: Todo el proceso ha sido ilegal desde su detención. telesurtv.net Camilla Fabri denunció que el diplomático fue víctima de torturas físicas y psicológicas durante su detención ilegal.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-21). Ukraine Buys British Missiles: A New Round Of Escalation? southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 21, The Times, reported, citing a Ukrainian source, that Britain is in talks with the Ukrainian authorities on the sale of weapons to Ukraine, including Brimstone missiles. If the parties reach an agreement, it will be the first sale of missiles to Kiev by the UK. | Brimstone is a high-tech air-to-ground missile developed and produced by the MBDA international consortium for the RAF. They are guided by millimetric wave radar and semi-active laser and have a multi-effect, tandem-shaped warhead with adaptive fuzing. It is planned that the missiles will be the first delivere…

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2021-10-21). Pdte. venezolano respalda iniciativa de comisión con Colombia. telesurtv.net El mandatario resaltó la importancia de restablecer las relaciones con Colombia "respetando la vida política, las ideas" de ambos Gobiernos.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What are skin tags? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have several unsightly skin tags on different areas of my body. As I age, I notice more of these skin tags appearing out of nowhere. What are skin tags, and are they harmful? Can I do something to get rid of them myself, or do I need to see a dermatologist? ANSWER: Skin tags are common, and, as in your situation, they can become even more common as people age. It is not…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Sharing Mayo Clinic: 100 miles away his medical team could see the truth about his heart. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Looking back, Dan O'Bryan now can see the connection between his dizzy spells and episodes of lightheadedness during spring 2021, and the slow heart rate and atrial fibrillation diagnoses that led him to have a pacemaker implanted in his chest. At the time, however, he didn't realize that his symptoms were anything to worry about. "I didn't think too much about it," Dan says. "I was just having these off-and-on feelings of dizziness once in a while — mostly when I'd…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Can medications and supplements interact with one another? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: As I have gotten older, doctors have placed me on more medications, such as for blood pressure and cholesterol. Also, as I age, I have chosen to take some supplements that are supposed to improve my memory, reduce cholesterol and prevent cancer. Should I worry about these supplements interacting with one another or my medications? ANSWER: With age come more chronic health conditions. Also, some people may develop deficiencies in certain vitamins as they…

Editor2 (2021-10-21). Assange Assassination Plot: Media Silence. orinocotribune.com By Steve Sweeney — Oct 15, 2021 | The future of journalism, democracy, and the right for people to know the truth is at stake. None of us are free as long as Julian Assange remains behind bars. |

| The much-delayed release of the new Bond film 'No Time to Die' has seen seemingly endless column inches and television coverage over the past few weeks. | Speculation has been rife over who will replace actor Daniel Craig for the next incarnation of Ian Fleming's character, as film reviewers gush over his tenure in the role. | But unlike the exploits of the fictional British spook — whose daring esc…

Jessica Corbett (2021-10-21). Total Knew About Climate Threat From Fossil Fuels for Decades, But Denied It. zcomm.org "The dire consequences of climate change we are now experiencing could have been avoided if Total executives 50 years ago had decided that the future of the planet is more important than their profits."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Tips to keep your kids safe this Halloween. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After last year's halt on Halloween due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sweet relief is coming for those who celebrate the spookiest day of the year. "This year, we're looking toward a Halloween that hopefully brings back some of the activities that kids really enjoy this time of year," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician with Mayo Clinic Children's Center. "That includes some activities like trick-or-treating. I think one of the big things…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-21). Erdogan Visits Nigeria, Signs Cooperation Agreements, Warns Of "FETO" Members Activity (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Nigeria and warned that there is a presence of "a terror group hibernating in Nigeria" — Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO), which Ankara holds responsible for the failed 2016 coup attempt. | Addressing a joint press conference during the visit, President Erdogan, accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs. Emine Erdogan, solicited cooperation from Nigeria as his country battle terrorism, stressing that his country has been…

Paul Wilcox (2021-10-21). India Walton's campaign for mayor of Buffalo stands up to harassment & intimidation. zcomm.org With two weeks to go to the Nov. 2 elections, Walton remains strong…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-21). US Central Command Says Al-Tanf Garrison In Syria Was Targeted With Drones, Rockets. southfront.org Green Berets conduct a medical evacuation exercise during a patrol within the 55km deconfliction zone in Syria, May 27, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Howard) | The US al-Tanf garrison in southeastern Syria was subjected to a "deliberate and coordinated" attack utilizing "drones and indirect fire [rockets]," the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said on October 21. | Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman for the CENTCOM, said that the attack, which took place late on…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-10-21). Refreshingly Honest Billionaire Says Media Purchase Will be Used for Propaganda. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — Oct 18, 2021 | The billionaire CEO of the multibillion-dollar corporation that In a

Anonymous669 (2021-10-21). Houthi Missile Strike Leaves 35 Casualties In Jizan, Saudi Arabia Responds With Airstrikes On Sanaa (Videos). southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On October 21, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) announced that their missile force had targeted a camp of Saudi task forces in the Kingdom's southern province of Jizan with five ballistic missiles. | In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, said that the missiles, which were launched late on October 20, targeted a headquarters, ammunition depots and AH-64 Apache attack helicopters landing pads in the camp. | According to the spokesman, 35…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Consumer Health: Are you due for a mammogram? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Mammography Day will be observed on Friday, Oct. 15, which makes this a good time to check if you're due for a mammogram. A mammogram is an X-ray image of your breasts that is used to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and help decrease breast cancer deaths. Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common…

teleSUR, jaa, HIM (2021-10-21). Denuncian nueva masacre en el Cauca, Colombia. telesurtv.net Dos de las víctimas fueron encontradas en el municipio de Morales y uno en el Corregimiento del Rosario en Cajibío.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Systemic therapies for breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Systemic therapies are drugs that are taken orally or by IV to treat cancer. Types of systemic therapies for breast cancer include chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy and targeted drug therapy. Which therapy is used depends on which type of breast cancer is being treated. "The goal of systemic therapy is simply to either inhibit the growth of cancer cells or to kill them and to eradicate them from the body," says Dr. Matthew Goetz, a…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-21). Baleful Intentions of USA — Future of Pakistan-US Relations. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Brig. General Asif H. Raja, originally published on "The 9/11 attacks gave the US an ideal pretext to use force to secure its global domination … the so-called 'war on terrorism' is being used largely as bogus cover for achieving wider US strategic geopolitical objectives … In fact, 9/11 offered an extremely convenient pretext to put the PNAC plan into action. The evidence again is quite clear that plans for milit…

WSWS (2021-10-21). New Zealand government sending thousands back to school during worsening COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org The Labour Party-led government's push to reopen schools, while the deadly virus spreads, highlights the importance of the SEG's public meeting on Saturday to oppose the reopening and fight for COVID-19 elimination.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-21). Iraqi Security Forces Foiled Attack With Loitering Missile Linked To Iran In Saladin (Photos). southfront.org One of the 358 missiles seized by the US Navy off the coast of Yemen in 2020. | On October 21, the Iraqi National Security Service (NSS) announced that it had foiled a missile attack in the northern Iraqi province of Saladin. | In a statement, the NSS said that the target of the attack was al-Heliwa airport, where the 52nd Brigade of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) is deployed."After receiving intelligence, the National Security Service, the Internal Intelligence and the PMU uncovered a missile equ…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). A third chance for a young breast cancer patient. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer does not discriminate ‚Äï a truth that a young Florida woman knows three times over. While in college, Jessica Florence found a lump on her right breast. The 21-year-old initially did not believe what she found was serious until she was in pain and experiencing other symptoms. Watch: A third chance for a young breast cancer patient. www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpSCKDvt7KA Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 00) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please…

David Swanson (2021-10-21). Webinar on Climate and War with Huntington Woods Peace Group. warisacrime.org Webinar on Climate and War with Huntington Woods Peace Group | October 20, 2021…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-21). Boris' Bridge Between Scotland And Northern Ireland Cancelled Before It Began. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageAn attempt to unify Great Britain post-Brexit has been scuppered by the devolved administrations, who want no part in it… | Written by Johanna Ross, journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. | It was decried as yet another one of Boris Johnson's hairbrained schemes: a bridge connecting Scotland with Northern Ireland, therefore mainland Britain with the island of Ireland. 'The world's most stupid tunnel' said Dominic Cummings; 'nothing more than a vanity project' scoffed the SNP Transport Minister. | Critics needn't have worried: the Johnson government plans were shelved almost before…

Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels (2021-10-21). Fall 1941: Pearl Harbor and The Wars of Corporate America. globalresearch.ca Washington knew a Japanese fleet was on its way to Pearl Harbor, but welcomed the attack since a Japanese aggression would make it possible to "sell" the war to an anti-war American public.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Hope for patients with post-COVID syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "Long-haul COVID," "long COVID" and "post-COVID syndrome" are references to patients who have been infected with COVID-19 and are still experiencing long-term effects and symptoms."Estimates show that 10%—30% of people who become infected with COVID-19 will end up coming down with long-haul COVID," says Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, medical director of Mayo Clinic's COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program. "And it does look like that long-haul COVID could be a new chronic infection for some folks and be a new baseline." The World Health Organization recently gave…

Dave DeCamp (2021-10-20). US Says Taliban Will Have No Access to Afghan Central Bank Funds. news.antiwar.com

sputniknews (2021-10-20). Building 'Metaverse': Facebook Plans to Change Its Name Next Week – Report. sputniknews.com The possible name change reportedly pursues an "ambition to be known for more than social media and all the ills that entail." Interestingly, it coincides with the mounting amount of criticism towards the tech giant over political advertising bias and failures to tackle hate speech and misinformation on the platform.

G. Dunkel (2021-10-20). Rightist militia fires on demonstrators in Lebanon. workers.org Demonstrators at an unarmed march in southern Beirut Oct. 14 were fired on by snipers from the Lebanese Forces, a Maronite Christian party whose militia was notorious for its brutality during the 1975-90 civil war. Iranian oil tankers greeted in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, Sept. 16. According to Johnny Achi, founder . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-10-20). Arab Americans for Syria activist says: U.S. applied 'divide and conquer' strategy to Lebanon, Iraq. workers.org Following the armed attack by the Lebanese Forces militia on Hezbollah and its allies at a demonstration in Beirut Oct. 14 and the subsequent firefight, Workers World correspondent Ted Kelly interviewed Johnny Achi, coordinator of Arab Americans for Syria. Below are excerpts from Achi's remarks. Johnny Achi voting in 2021 . . . |

Ann Brown (2021-10-20). U.S. Government Fines Facebook For Discrimination Against U.S. Workers, Preferring Immigrants. moguldom.com Facebook will pay more than $14 million to settle a case for allegedly denying employment to U.S. workers because it reserved jobs for foreign workers with temporary visas in 2018 and 2019, according to the Justice Department. In December 2020, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Facebook for setting aside jobs for temporary visa holders through …

Staff (2021-10-20). After being accused of 'buying' the 2020 election, Facebook announces it's getting even more involved in US state elections. rt.com Mired in employee 'whistleblowers' and document leaks, Facebook is rushing to cleanse its image ahead of upcoming elections, highlighting several 'election integrity' features aimed at helping users in 11 states vote next month. | The social media giant plans to remind users in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington how to find their local polling place and other voting-related details the day before Election Day, it revealed in a series of tweets on Tuesday. | pic.twitter.com/6EI9mt3dc4— Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) Staff (2021-10-20). Bye, evil Facebook? Zuckerberg reportedly wants new name for his VR 'metaverse' to show that it's bigger than just social media. rt.com The scandal-plagued tech giant Facebook is said to be about to change its name to a secret new one that would better reflect Mark Zukerberg's aspiration to be a technology visionary. | The rebranding may be announced on October 28 during the annual Connect conference or even sooner, according to the Verge. The outlet compares the looming switch to how Google renamed its parent company Alphabet in 2015 to stress that it is more than a search engine showing its users some ads. Facebook likewise wants to distance itself from its social media origins and highlight its heavy investments in projects like virtual rea…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-20). Six Pro-Government Fighters Killed In Ammunition Depot Explosion In Syria's Hama. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Via Facebook. | On October 20, a large explosion rocked an ammunition depot of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) located in the southern outskirts of Hama city, along the Hama-Homs highway. | According to several Syrian news sources, the explosion claimed the lives of six pro-government fighters, possibly members of the National Defense Forces or Iranian-backed factions. Many others were wounded. | Pro-government sources said that the ammunition depot explosion was the resu…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-20). Six Pro-Government Fighters Killed In Ammunition Depot Explosion In Syria's Hama. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Via Facebook. | On October 20, a large explosion rocked an ammunition depot of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) located in the southern outskirts of Hama city, along the Hama-Homs highway. | According to several Syrian news sources, the explosion claimed the lives of six pro-government fighters, possibly members of the National Defense Forces or Iranian-backed factions. Many others were wounded. | Pro-government sources said that the ammunition depot explosion was the resu…

Robby Sherwin (2021-10-20). Adieu, Facebook: Irony and the Finale of Farewell. counterpunch.org So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night I hate to go and leave this pretty sight So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu So long, farewell, au revoir, auf wiedersehen I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye — Goodbye! I'm glad to go, I cannot tell

Tamara Nassar (2021-10-20). How Facebook helps Israel hide its crimes. electronicintifada.net Human Rights Watch calls for probe into online censorship of Palestinians.

Mark Gruenberg, Emile Schepers (2021-10-20). Virginia labor: Turnout key to preventing a right-wing gubernatorial victory. peoplesworld.org RICHMOND, Va.—When it comes to the Virginia governor's race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin, the theme for both parties might well be "all hands on deck." But the question is whether there will be an enthusiasm gap on Election Day between the two sides. McAuliffe's narrowly leading in opinion polls, in a …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-20). What Is Web 3.0? Separating The Hype From The Actual Facts. moguldom.com Web 3.0, the next step of the internet, has no established definition yet on what it is or what it will be because it is still being built. Unlike previous versions of the web, there is no inventor of Web 3.0. It has grown as a collaboration of different individuals and organizations building on top …

_____ (2021-10-20). Labor Unions Band Together To Tackle High Hospital Prices. popularresistance.org The Coalition for Affordable Hospitals launched Friday morning and held a rally in Manhattan's City Hall Park ahead of a City Council hearing on hospital costs. The effort includes nine unions that represent New Yorkers as well as the New York State Council of Churches and PatientRightsAdvocate.org, a nonprofit that promotes transparency in health care prices. The group is pushing legislation in Albany that would give health plans — including those managed by labor unions — more leverage to haggle over the price of health care. | New York City has come to be dominated in recent years by a handful of l…

WSWS (2021-10-20). Australian state Labor government accelerates schools' reopening in Melbourne, pandemic epicentre. wsws.org The government is rushing ahead with its reopening plan because it is being guided not by public health calculations but by class calculations.

Staff (2021-10-20). Striketober: Labor Militancy Grows as U.S. Workers Walk Off the Job & IATSE Members Get Tentative Deal. democracynow.org We begin our coverage of what some are calling "Striketober" with a look at how the union of 60,000 television and film production workers averted a strike just hours before a midnight deadline on Saturday, when it reached a tentative agreement with an association of Hollywood producers representing companies like Walt Disney, Netflix and Amazon. The tentative deal brings members of IATSE, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, higher pay, longer breaks, better healthcare and pension benefits. Some members say the deal doesn't go far enough, and about 40,000 members from 13 Hollywood locals mus…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Science Saturday: An inside look at the state-of-the-art supports enabling invention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Throughout Mayo Clinic, innovation is the thread that weaves through countless initiatives aimed at improving patient care. While Mayo's most cutting-edge discoveries are often widely known, the vast majority of innovative endeavors occur behind the scenes. One of the more low-profile assets in Mayo Clinic Laboratories' innovation arsenal is the media kitchen, where specialized media and reagents used in some of the laboratories' most esoteric assays come to life. "Nationally, there aren't many media labs," says…

Julia Conley (2021-10-20). Sanders Rails Against John Deere Threat to Striking Workers' Health Coverage. truthout.org Sen. Bernie Sanders was among the labor advocates in Congress on Tuesday who condemned reports that farm equipment manufacturer John Deere plans to force 10,000 striking workers and their families off their health insurance plans next week — a punitive measure to coerce the employees into ending their strike over what they say is an unfair contract. | The Vermont independent senator called the company's plan "beyond outrageous," noting that John Deere's profits have gone up by 67% in the…

Staff (2021-10-20). Striketober: Labor Militancy Grows as U.S. Workers Walk Off the Job & IATSE Members Get Tentative Deal. democracynow.org We begin our coverage of what some are calling "Striketober" with a look at how the union of 60,000 television and film production workers averted a strike just hours before a midnight deadline on Saturday, when it reached a tentative agreement with an association of Hollywood producers representing companies like Walt Disney, Netflix and Amazon. The tentative deal brings members of IATSE, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, higher pay, longer breaks, better healthcare and pension benefits. Some members say the deal doesn't go far enough, and about 40,000 members from 13 Hollywood locals mus…

WSWS (2021-10-20). Maritime Union of Australia rushes to end industrial action at Qube Ports before government intervention. wsws.org Federal Attorney-General Michaelia Cash threatened to step in to ban industrial action after an appeal from the state Labor government.

Peter Certo (2021-10-20). In OtherWords: October 20, 2021. otherwords.org From the look of things, Democrats are caving to a few conservative members of their caucus and considerably scaling back their plans to create jobs and strengthen America's social safety net. A major sticking point has been the 10-year cost of the package. | But as Sr. Karen Donahue writes this week, the annual cost of the full Build Back Better Act is less than half of our annual spending on the Pentagon, which just got another big budget increase with virtually no debate. Why, she wonders, is federal spending only controversial when it's supposed to help people? | Meanwhile, LeeAnn Hall takes a closer look at…

Brian Wakamo (2021-10-20). 5 Charts on Taxing Wealth to Pay for the Build Back Better Agenda. inequality.org

Sister Karen M. Donahue (2021-10-20). The Hypocrisy of the Federal Spending Debate. otherwords.org Right now, the United States is locked in a contentious debate over the Build Back Better plan, which will make a significant difference in the lives of millions of individuals and families. | Even though the provisions included in the plan — including universal child care, home care for seniors, better Medicare benefits, green jobs, fairer taxes on the wealthy, and more — are supported by majorities across the political spectrum, certain interests are determined to derail this historic legislation. | What I find particularly discouraging and disheartening is the disingenuousness and hypocrisy that su…

_____ (2021-10-20). Democrats' Toothless Drug Pricing Alternative Is A Coup For Big Pharma. popularresistance.org Under the Build Back Better Act, Congress can expand and strengthen Medicare and Medicaid, improving the lives of millions of seniors while also throwing a lifeline to folks living in states where GOP politicians are strangling public benefits. | But to win these popular reforms, we have to defeat the efforts of Big Pharma, their greedy lobbyists and the politicians who take their money. | It wasn't enough for Democratic Representatives Kurt Schrader of Oregon, Scott Peters of California, Kathleen Rice of New York and Stephanie Murphy of Florida to vote against a robust bill that would allow Medicare to negotiate…

Ann Brown (2021-10-20). Sen. Cory Booker Defends Biden's Agenda, Says Democrats Will Get Decimated In Midterms Without Black Vote. moguldom.com During a recent virtual NAACP Board of Directors meeting, U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey said he backed President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" agenda and urged Black voters to head to the polls for the midterm elections. Black voters should not sit out next year's midterm elections despite some growing frustration over stalled …

LeeAnn Hall (2021-10-20). Public Transit, Built Back Better. otherwords.org If you follow the news about President Biden's Build Back Better agenda, you might have heard a lot about its 10-year price tag. But you probably haven't heard much about what it would actually do. | The bill will invest in care for children and seniors, cover more health care under Medicare, make the tax system more fair, and address the climate crisis. Those parts get some coverage, and they're all worth doing. | But there's one key thing that's gotten almost no attention: the bill's historic investment in public transit. This would have a tremendous positive impact on communities across the country. | The ongo…

Staff (2021-10-20). Headlines for October 20, 2021. democracynow.org Brazil Senate Report Accuses Bolsonaro of Multiple Crimes for Mishandling COVID-19 Pandemic | , House Jan. 6 Committee Recommends Contempt Charges Against Steve Bannon, Climate and Social Provisions at Risk in Reconciliation Plan in Attempt to Appease Corporate Dems, Senate Panel Ups Pentagon Budget as Social & Climate Plans Get Sacrificed in Build Back Better Act, Climate Activists Start Hunger Strike in Front of White House, Water Protectors Shut Down Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline in Michigan, NYC Communities and Local Officials Condemn National Grid Pipeline and Price Hikes, Africa's Last Mountain Glaciers Could Me…

Staff (2021-10-20). Headlines for October 20, 2021. democracynow.org Brazil Senate Report Accuses Bolsonaro of Multiple Crimes for Mishandling COVID-19 Pandemic | , House Jan. 6 Committee Recommends Contempt Charges Against Steve Bannon, Climate and Social Provisions at Risk in Reconciliation Plan in Attempt to Appease Corporate Dems, Senate Panel Ups Pentagon Budget as Social & Climate Plans Get Sacrificed in Build Back Better Act, Climate Activists Start Hunger Strike in Front of White House, Water Protectors Shut Down Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline in Michigan, NYC Communities and Local Officials Condemn National Grid Pipeline and Price Hikes, Africa's Last Mountain Glaciers Could Me…

Sharon Zhang (2021-10-20). Biden Announces New Reconciliation Deal That Slashes Bill Nearly in Half. truthout.org President Joe Biden is trying to rally Democrats around a new reconciliation deal that would cut the topline of the Build Back Better Act by around half, and severely water down some of the bill's key proposals. | After months of negotiating with conservative Democrats, Biden

Monica Cruz (2021-10-20). Puerto Ricans resist austerity measures and corporate corruption. peoplesdispatch.org 5 years after PROMESA was signed into law which established the control of the Fiscal Control Board over the island's economy, conditions in Puerto Rico are worse than ever before…

Peter Weiss, Judy Weiss (2021-10-20). It's Time to Ban Killer Drones. otherwords.org Everyone who followed the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan was horrified by the drone attack, Zemari Ahmadi, who worked for Nutrition and Education International, a U.S.-based aid organization, became the target because he drove a white Toyota, went to his office, and stopped to pick up containers of clean water for his extended family. | Those actions, deemed suspicious by the drone surveil…

Steve Share (2021-10-20). DeJoy's Minneapolis visit prompts postal workers to protest his plans. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS—A recent visit to Minneapolis by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors prompted local postal workers to speak out against new USPS policies which will result in slower mail delivery and harm the public. "We feel a passion and dedication for the mail," said Peggy Whitney, vice president of …

Chuck Collins (2021-10-20). U.S. Billionaires Got 62 Percent Richer During Pandemic. They're Now Up $1.8 Trillion. globalresearch.ca

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-20). CNN And MSNBC TV Ratings Collapse More Than 50 Percent After Trump. moguldom.com CNN and MSNBC have both experienced a drastic drop in ratings since the end of former President Donald Trump's presidency. According to recent data, the two popular cable networks' respective viewership declined by over 50 percent when compared to ratings a year ago. "Primetime ratings for AT&T-owned CNN dropped 52 percent in the third quarter …

Austin Reynolds (2021-10-20). Anchorage unites against anti-maskers and the far right. liberationnews.org On Oct. 12, PSL Anchorage led a coalition of eight organizations to organize a Protest Against Hate. The coalition included the Alaska Poor People's Campaign, Stand Up Alaska, Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators, The Alaska Center, Black Lives Matter Alaska, CannaCo and Sol de Medianoche. The Protest Against Hate, which saw a turnout of over …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-20). Colin Powell: Establishment Warrior. dissidentvoice.org History is strewn with the broken branches of twisted irony. An individual who found himself entangled in it was the late Colin Powell, who, as a military man, gave a doctrine his name only to forgo it as a diplomat. The Powell Doctrine was one of certitude and caution: do not engage in conflict except …

Juliana Kaplan (2021-10-20). American Billionaires Added $2.1 Trillion to Their Fortunes During the Pandemic. globalresearch.ca

Walter Gelles (2021-10-20). End the Covid Fraud and Global Genocide Now! globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-10-20). Samidoun Spain's outreach activities in Lavapies and Tirso de Molina, Madrid, highlight upcoming actions. samidoun.net Last Sunday, 17 October, the activists of Samidoun Spain in Madrid continued their actions of dissemination and communication to the public of the activities, events and protests that will take place on October 28, 29, 30 and 31 in Madrid in the framework of the celebration of the National Palestinian Conference in the Diaspora (Masar […] | The article

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-20). The Cultural Genocide in Palestine: On Sally Rooney's Decision to Boycott Israel. dissidentvoice.org The pro-Israel crowd on social media was quick to pounce on award-winning Irish novelist, Sally Rooney, as soon as she declared that she had "chosen not to sell … translation rights of her best-selling novel, 'Beautiful World, Where Are You' to an Israeli-based publishing house". Expectedly, the accusations centered on the standard smearing used by Israel …

Sameena Rahman (2021-10-20). Colin Powell (1937-2021): U.S. imperialism's top salesman for slaughter. liberationnews.org Aftermath of the 1991 "Highway of Death" massacre carried out while Powell was the top officer in the U.S. military. Credit: samer (Flickr) Colin Powell, former Secretary of State under the George W. Bush administration and key promoter of the Iraq war, passed away Monday at the age of 84 due to health complications from …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-20). Colin Powell: Establishment Warrior. dissidentvoice.org History is strewn with the broken branches of twisted irony. An individual who found himself entangled in it was the late Colin Powell, who, as a military man, gave a doctrine his name only to forgo it as a diplomat. The Powell Doctrine was one of certitude and caution: do not engage in conflict except …

Canadian Tire Fire (2021-10-20). Canadian Tire Fire #16: Wet'suwet'en Strong, Drinking Water Crisis in Iqaluit, Trudeau Apologizes (Again). itsgoingdown.org This week, Wet'suwet'en people and their allies continued to put up a strong resistance to Coastal GasLink's efforts to drill under the Wedzin Kwa and build a pipeline across their territory. At Coyote Camp, Gidimt'en clan members were notably joined by Haudenosaunee people who traveled to the territory in solidarity. 1/ "You can't push the…

Daniel Kovalik (2021-10-20). The U.S. Flies Alex Saab Out from Cabo Verde Without Court Order or Extradition Treaty. globalresearch.ca

David Trujillo (2021-10-20). Will IATSE Members accept the settlement? peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — It's been a challenging, intense, and nerve-racking past four months as the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) negotiated and reached a new agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The powerful AMPTP forcefully pushed back hard against any new proposals that would take away their control and …

Barbara Loe Fisher (2021-10-20). Forced Vaccination Was Always the End Game. America's Move Towards Authoritarianism. globalresearch.ca

Matt Sedlar (2021-10-20). Letter to Sen. Warren on Stop Wall Street Looting Act. cepr.net The Stop Wall Street Looting Act will, for the first time, create sensible rules for the private equity industry that will allow productive investment to continue while halting the kinds of abusive practices that wipe out jobs and cripple strong companies.

Medical Trend (2021-10-20). Taiwan Deaths from COVID-19 Vaccination Exceed Deaths from COVID-19. globalresearch.ca

Sameena Rahman (2021-10-20). Colin Powell (1937-2021): U.S. imperialism's top salesman for slaughter. liberationnews.org Aftermath of the 1991 "Highway of Death" massacre carried out while Powell was the top officer in the U.S. military. Credit — samer (Flickr) Colin Powell, former Secretary of State under the George W. Bush administration and key promoter of the Iraq war, passed away Monday at the age of 84 due to health complications …

Marina Bulatović (2021-10-20). The Noose is Tightening, the Clock is Ticking: Justin Trudeau's "Covid Mandate" against Canadians, Both "Unvaccinated" and "Vaccinated" globalresearch.ca

Informed Choice Washington (2021-10-20). Nebraska Attorney General: Healthcare Providers can Legally Prescribe Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine for Treatment of COVID. globalresearch.ca

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-20). How Zillow And iBuyers Are Buying Houses At Scale, Affordability Consequences Highlighted. moguldom.com The U.S. housing market is becoming more and more difficult to navigate for the average American looking to purchase a home. The dream of homeownership is not as attainable as it once was with the skyrocketing cost and demand for real estate, along with limited supply. Some say iBuyers — instant-buyer companies that use algorithms …

Dana Sanchez (2021-10-20). Bitcoin Climbs To New Record High Above $66,000: 2 Main Factors On Why Its Price Keeps Climbing. moguldom.com The price of Bitcoin surged past $66,000 to an all-time high on Wednesday after Tuesday's debut of the first-ever U.S. Bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund, which marked a "watershed moment" in the rise of cryptocurrencies toward mainstream acceptance. Stakeholders said on Twitter that its price may keep rising. "We've entered the next price era," tweeted Dan …

scorinoco (2021-10-20). Coercion, Kidnapping and Legal Malfeasance: The Illicit Route of the Alex Saab Case. orinocotribune.com In multiple venues, including meetings within the framework of the dialogue process taking place in Mexico, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela demanded the immediate and full release of Alex Naín Saab Morán. In addition, there has been a long list of diplomatic communiqués, as well as statements of foreign governments demanding his release. | However, in spite of his diplomatic status and the complaints about non-compliance with due process, on October 16, 2021, it was made public that Saab was extradited to the United States by the government of Cape Verde. | Coercion | When in 1995 the Food…

Berry Craig (2021-10-20). Kentucky bourbon strike: Heaven Hill workers demand fair contract. peoplesworld.org BARDSTOWN, Ky.—"A month-long strike at one of the country's biggest distilleries merits more national media attention than it has received," says Bill Londrigan, Kentucky State AFL-CIO president. Members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 23D have been walking picket lines at the historic Heaven Hill distillery in Bardstown since Sept. 11. "So far, …

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-10-20). Venezuela Prepares Return to Classrooms as Teachers' Unions Call for Prudence. venezuelanalysis.com The effort to return to in-person instruction comes as the country ramps up its COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

Matt Sedlar (2021-10-20). Eileen Appelbaum's Testimony on "Protecting Companies and Communities from Private Equity Abuse" cepr.net Thank you, Senator Warren, Ranking Member Kennedy, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee. I am pleased to be here today, at this important hearing, to discuss how the Stop Wall Street Looting Act will rein in excesses and end abuses by private equity firms, keep American companies strong, and protect the economic vitality of communities. | By way of background, I am currently the Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Prior to joining CEPR, I held academic p…

Staff (2021-10-20). President Maduro Appoints New Ministers for National Commerce and University Education. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, appointed new authorities in the Ministry for National Commerce and the Ministry for University Education on Tuesday, October 19, as reported on his Twitter account. | Tibisay Lucena, who has been serving as the president of the National Experimental University of the Arts (UNEARTE) since September 2020, was named minister of university education. "Her extensive experience and pedagogical vocation will contribute to raising the quality of education for national development," said the head of state regarding Lucena, who also chaired the National Electoral Council for 14…

Staff (2021-10-20). Samidoun Spain's outreach activities in Lavapies and Tirso de Molina, Madrid, highlight upcoming actions. samidoun.net Last Sunday, 17 October, the activists of Samidoun Spain in Madrid continued their actions of dissemination and communication to the public of the activities, events and protests that will take place on October 28, 29, 30 and 31 in Madrid in the framework of the celebration of the National Palestinian Conference in the Diaspora (Masar […] | The article

Editor2 (2021-10-20). The US Peace Council Strongly Condemns The Illegal "Extradition" of Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab and Demands his Immediate Release (Statement). orinocotribune.com October 18, 2021 | Once again, U.S. imperialism revealed its outlaw nature by resorting to kidnapping and extraordinary rendition (reminiscent of its similar illegal actions in Afghanistan and Iraq) of Venezuelan diplomat, Alex Saab, for trying to buy humanitarian supplies for Venezuela — a fully legal act according to international law, but one that defied illegal U.S. sanctions on that country. | Venezuela is among some three dozen nations illegally sanctioned by the U.S. for striving tyo chart its own future. Venezuelan people are dying from lack of medicine and starving from lack of food due to those sa…

_____ (2021-10-20). After Strike, Carpenters Approve New Contract By Slim Margin. popularresistance.org Going into the vote on a controversial fifth tentative agreement, the mood among Washington carpenters who had organized for a "no" vote was uncertain. | "It was so close last time, it's hard to say what will happen," said Tom Nolan hours before the vote tally was announced. | "A toss-up," said Nina Wurz. | "It's going to be a 'no.' But, unfortunately, I could be surprised. Being out of work has hurt a lot of people," said Alejandro Lucero. | If one thing is clear about the first Northwest Carpenters strike since 2007, it's that nothing was clear from the moment it started. That includes the number of people on s…

Editor2 (2021-10-20). US Illegally Extradites Venezuelan Diplomat from Cabo Verde to the US (Statement). orinocotribune.com The Free Alex Saab Committee issued the following news release | October 18. For further information see The Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab was renditioned and kidnapped to the U.S. on October 16 without waiting for a final extradition decision. The action was taken in secret, without notifying his defense team and without relevant documentation. Saab had been imprisoned in Cabo Verde since June 12, 2020, for trying to buy humanitarian supplies for Venezuela in legal international trade but in violation of illegal U.S. s…

_____ (2021-10-20). Amazon And Google: Partners In Israeli Apartheid. popularresistance.org The best-selling Irish novelist Sally Rooney is openly shunning Israel after recent reports from human rights groups warned that Israel practices apartheid, systematically oppressing Palestinians under its rule. | But while Israel risks becoming a pariah among some cultural producers, it is being aggressively embraced by globe-spanning corporations like Amazon and Google — among the wealthiest companies in history. | The two tech giants are not just lining up to do business with Israel. They are actively working to build and improve the technological infrastructure Israel needs to surveil Palestinians and c…

scorinoco (2021-10-20). Colombian Mercenaries Involved in Attempted Assassination of Luis Arce after 2020 Elections in Bolivia. orinocotribune.com Añez regime's top officials and foreign mercenaries plotted to assassinate Luis Arce before he could assume charge as the President of Bolivia. | On Monday, October 18, the Bolivian Minister for the Interior, Eduardo del Castillo informed that Colombian mercenaries were involved in an assassination attempt against Luis Arce in 2020. | Del Castillo presented audiotapes, emails, and documents showing that former Defense Minister Fernando López of the coup regime led by Jeanine àÅñez had contact with illegal groups that were planning a new coup d'état in Bolivia. | Minister del Castillo named Germán Alejandro…

_____ (2021-10-20). Workers At Beverage Giant Refresco Defeated A 'Notorious' Union Buster. popularresistance.org As the spread of Covid-19 forced millions of workplaces to close in March 2020, Cesar Moreira continued to report to a bottling plant in Wharton, N.J., where he works as a batching technician. During 12-hour shifts, Moreira mixes vats of powdered concentrate and sugar to churn out brand-name beverages like Gatorade and Arizona Iced Tea. | Management for Resfresco Beverages Inc., the owner of the plant and one of the largest bottling companies, told workers these operations fell under the umbrella of "essential services." Moreira was incredulous. | "One batch of 8,000 gallons of lemon-lime Gatorade contains 5,500…

Matt Sedlar (2021-10-20). Letter to Sen. Warren on Stop Wall Street Looting Act. cepr.net The Stop Wall Street Looting Act will, for the first time, create sensible rules for the private equity industry that will allow productive investment to continue while halting the kinds of abusive practices that wipe out jobs and cripple strong companies.

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-10-20). Our Future vs. Neoliberalism. dissidentvoice.org (Photo: Tom Pennington) In country after country around the world, people are rising up to challenge entrenched, failing neoliberal political and economic systems, with mixed but sometimes promising results. Progressive leaders in the U.S. Congress are refusing to back down on the Democrats' promises to American voters to reduce poverty, expand rights to healthcare, education and …

Matt Sedlar (2021-10-20). Eileen Appelbaum's Testimony on "Protecting Companies and Communities from Private Equity Abuse" cepr.net Thank you, Senator Warren, Ranking Member Kennedy, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee. I am pleased to be here today, at this important hearing, to discuss how the Stop Wall Street Looting Act will rein in excesses and end abuses by private equity firms, keep American companies strong, and protect the economic vitality of communities. | By way of background, I am currently the Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Prior to joining CEPR, I held academic p…

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2021-10-20). Debunking Anti-Chinese Psy Ops: Social Credit in an Age of Asymmetric Warfare. globalresearch.ca

Jim Hightower (2021-10-20). Corporate Vets Serve Profit Over Animals. otherwords.org Question: What does a packet of M&M's and your local veterinarian have in common? Answer: Both are owned by Mars Inc., the global candy monopolist. | Since the 1980s, we've seen massive consolidations in industry after industry — from airlines to newspapers, the internet to candy. These monopolists run roughshod over consumers, workers, communities, suppliers, and our nation's commitment to the common good. | And now the corporate attitude seems to be, "why not let monopolization go to the dogs?" That's right — they're coming for your local vet. | This change has been led by private equity groups. The…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-10-20). Afghanistan: Moscow Meeting Is a Landmark Event. globalresearch.ca

Matt Bokovoy (2021-10-20). Multimillionaire counterrevolutionary: Mark R. Levin's new book 'American Marxism'. peoplesworld.org Every thuggish movement needs its cover of respectability and even scholarly, theoretical pillars. This is the role played by Mark R. Levin, whose newest tome American Marxism provides squawking points for the radically neo-fascist, lumpen Republican Party, which has been increasingly embracing the political agenda of libertarian infiltrators from fossil fuels, tobacco, agribusiness, Big Pharma, …

Editor2 (2021-10-20). Nicaragua Calls on US Ambassador to Cease Covert Attacks. orinocotribune.com The United States Ambassador to Nicaragua is being told to cease covert attacks and continued interference in Nicaragua with just weeks remaining before the country's general election. | A Sullivan has been accused of expressing himself "directly and indirectly,…

Ann Brown (2021-10-20). Black Louisiana State Trooper Terminated For Not Going Along With Police Murder Cover-Up. moguldom.com Carl Cavalier, a 33-year-old state trooper with the Louisiana State Police Department (LSPD) since 2014, said he has been fired for calling out colleagues and leaking internal records regarding the 2019 police murder and cover-up of a Black man. Ronald Greene, a Black motorist, was beaten by the police, tased, bound and forced to lie …

Staff (2021-10-20). Alex Saab's Statement Before Being Extracted from Cape Verde by United States Regime (Letter). orinocotribune.com Editorial note: This letter was read—with tears in her eyes—by Camila Fabri, Alex Saab's wife, during a demonstration in repudiation of the second kidnapping of the Venezuelan diplomat from Cape Verde by the US, held in Plaza Bolívar of Caracas on Sunday, October 17, attended by a crowd of indignant Venezuelans. | Statement of Alex Nain Saab Moran (translation from Spanish by Alex Saab's legal team), October 16, 2021. | My name is Alex Nain Saab Moran, with Venezuelan diplomatic passport number 045778720. I am a special envoy with diplomatic immunity [officially granted by] the Russian Federation and…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-20). NFT Bubble Heats Up: Investors Are Borrowing Against Their NFTs And Defaulting. moguldom.com Investors are borrowing against their non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as the market bubble heats up but some are defaulting on their repayments due to the volatility of the new asset class. NFTs are a blockchain-based record of ownership of digital items such as an image or a video. The NFT market is considered a bubble — an economic cycle marked …

Renee Parsons (2021-10-20). There Has Been No Mandatory Vaccination Executive Order. globalresearch.ca

Austin Reynolds (2021-10-20). Anchorage unites against anti-maskers and the far right. liberationnews.org On Oct. 12, PSL Anchorage led a coalition of eight organizations to organize a Protest Against Hate. The coalition included the Alaska Poor People's Campaign, Stand Up Alaska, Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators, The Alaska Center, Black Lives Matter Alaska, CannaCo and Sol de Medianoche. The Protest Against Hate, which saw a turnout of over …

Staff (2021-10-20). Three Arrested for Violence Against Venezuelan Migrants in Chile. orinocotribune.com On Monday, October 18, Chilean Police reported that three men have been detained for involvement in violent actions against Venezuelan migrants in Chile. The detainees are accused of setting fire to tents where undocumented Venezuelans were living, during a September 25 anti-migrant protest in the city of Iquique in northern Chile. | According to a statement by the Chilean Investigative Police (PDI), "the detainees were placed under the order of the Supervisory Court of Iquique, being charged with the crime of arson, decreeing a prohibition on leaving the country, plus nightly house arrest and a prohibition on at…

Brittani Banks (2021-10-20). Chile Is at the Dawn of a New Political Era. independentmediainstitute.org "It feels like we are at the end of an era," Bárbara Sepúlveda tells me on October 12, 2021. Sepúlveda is a member of Chile's Constitutional Convention and of the Communist Party of Chile. The era to which Sepúlveda refers is that of General Augusto Pinochet, who led the U.S.-backed coup in 1973 that overthrew …

Ana Perdigón (2021-10-20). CNE Publishes Official Candidate List for 21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com On Monday, October 18, the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela published on its The candidate electoral list was published so that voters can become acquainted with the government positions that will be elected in each constituency. | The list of candidates can be accessed through Upon clicking on the link,…

Staff (2021-10-20). Fundalatin Submits New Evidence to ICC on Damaging Effects of US Blockade on Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The Latin American Foundation for Human Rights and Social Development (Fundalatin) has submitted to the Prosecutor's Office of the International Criminal Court (ICC) new evidence regarding the economic blockade imposed by the United States on Venezuela and how it is ending the lives of patients with chronic diseases. | Through a post published on Twitter, Fundalatin informed that it has requested the ICC that those responsible for the blockade and its damaging impact be sanctioned for committing crimes against humanity. | Entregamos a la Fiscalía de la Corte Penal Internacional nuevas evidencias de cómo el bloque…

Staff (2021-10-20). Alex Saab's Statement Before Being Extracted from Cape Verde by United States Regime (Letter). orinocotribune.com Editorial note: This letter was read—with tears in her eyes—by Camila Fabri, Alex Saab's wife, during a demonstration in repudiation of the second kidnapping of the Venezuelan diplomat from Cape Verde by the US, held in Plaza Bolívar of Caracas on Sunday, October 17, attended by a crowd of indignant Venezuelans. | Statement of Alex Nain Saab Moran (translation from Spanish by Alex Saab's legal team), October 16, 2021. | My name is Alex Nain Saab Moran, with Venezuelan diplomatic passport number 045778720. I am a special envoy with diplomatic immunity [officially granted by] the Russian Federation and…

James Bovard (2021-10-20). Why Government Cover-Ups Succeed. globalresearch.ca

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-20). Why Irish Novelist Sally Rooney refused to License her Work in Israel: Apartheid treatment of Palestinians. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor) -The pro-Israel crowd on social media was quick to pounce on award-winning Irish novelist, Sally Rooney, as soon as she declared that she had "chosen not to sell … translation rights of her best-selling novel, 'Beautiful World, Where Are You' to an Israeli-based publishing house". Expectedly, the accusations centered on the …

Waging Nonviolence (2021-10-20). Why activism needs to be part of any meaningful climate education. juancole.com By Nick Engelfried | — Last month, crowds of young people and supporters gathered in 1,500 locations around the world for one of the largest youth-led climate protests since countries began emerging from the most restrictive phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many students skipped school or staged class walkouts to participate in the Sept. 24 …

TASS (2021-10-20). Russia-Iran arms deals to bolster bilateral relations, says Iranian military chief. tass.com Mohammad Hossein Bagheri mentioned that in recent years, bilateral interaction between Russia and Iran in the military and defense spheres "has been gaining momentum"

TASS (2021-10-20). Participants of meeting on Afghanistan urge UN to hold donor conference — Russian envoy. tass.com Zamir Kabulov noted that not everyone liked the new government of Afghanistan, but in the attempt to punish this new authority, the world community could punish the entire Afghan population…

TASS (2021-10-20). Deripaska calls FBI search "attempt to push story about Russians' role in 2016 vote" tass.com The businessman noted that instead of solving internal problems, Washington was looking for an enemy again…

TASS (2021-10-20). Moscow views Damascus attack as affront to settlement efforts in Syria — Foreign Ministry. tass.com Moscow believes it was no coincidence that the terror attack happened at the moment when consultations of the Syrian Constitutional Committee resumed in Geneva…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-20). Military Situation In Syria On October 20, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 19, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 9 times: 3 — in Idlib province, 3 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On October 20, 14 people were killed by two IED blasts on the path of SAA bus in Damascus city | On October 19, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ariha town | On October 19, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kansafra villa…

teleSUR Desk (2021-10-20). Former U.S. State Secretary Powell dies of COVID-19 complications. mronline.org In Feb. 2003, he claimed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. The war against this nation began six weeks later. In 2005, a official report acknowledged his claim was "dead wrong."

Moderator (2021-10-20). Ralph Nader on the Easiest Way to Harness Solar Energy. scheerpost.com [ By Ralph Nader | Solar energy comes to Earthlings in many ways. Ancient Persians used passive solar architecture. East Africans about the same time funneled cool ocean wind through tunnels to cool themselves. | Now at long last, solar energy is outpacing new fossil fuel and nuclear facilities on price, environmental safety, and speed of installation. | One use of solar that has not received enough attention is drying clothes with clotheslines or clothes racks. Before global warming and our climate crisis became a public concern…

Amy Goodman (2021-10-20). NYC Taxi Drivers Launch Hunger Strike to Demand Relief From Medallion Debt. truthout.org Image Credit: New York Taxi Workers Alliance | A group of New York City taxi drivers launched a hunger strike Wednesday demanding the city provide debt relief from their taxi medallion loans. Since 9/11, thousands of taxi drivers have accrued massive debt largely due to the city artificially inflating the cost of taxi medallions, the permits required to drive a taxi. Drivers have also denounced the mental health impacts triggered by the financial ruin. At least nine have died by suicide. "At this…

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-10-20). Saturday 10/23: Julian Assange: Global Day of Education. indybay.org Grand Lake Theater, 3200…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Tips to keep your kids safe this Halloween. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After last year's halt on Halloween due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sweet relief is coming for those who celebrate the spookiest day of the year. "This year, we're looking toward a Halloween that hopefully brings back some of the activities that kids really enjoy this time of year," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician with Mayo Clinic Children's Center. "That includes some activities like trick-or-treating. I think one of the big things…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-20). IED Attack On Bus In Damascus Leaves 14 SAA Soldiers Dead. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | At least 14 Syrian soldiers killed in Damascus blast | There's been terrorist attack in the center of the Syrian capital Damascus. Two explosive devices went off at once at the moment when the Syrian army bus drove past the presidential palace near the Rais Bridge over the Barada River, not far from the Dama Rose Hotel and the National Museum of Damascus. | The first explosive device went off at about 6: 30 local time, after 50 meters the second detonated. At this time, there are many people i…

WSWS (2021-10-20). Tens of thousands protest in Rome against fascist anti-vaccine riot. wsws.org The protest followed a fascist riot which targeted the parliament building and stormed the offices of the CGIL trade union federation on October 9.

ERA Coalition (2021-10-20). Thursday 10/21: #ERANow: Equal Rights Amendment Press Conference & U.S. House Hearing Coverage. indybay.org Online via livestream/recording…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Covid Queries: Altered DNA and microchips. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I've heard some theories circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine, including that it was developed to control the general population through microchip tracking or "nanotransducers" in our brains. I've also heard that it will alter my DNA. Are these theories true? A: No, those assertions are false. "There is absolutely not a microchip in the vaccine," says Martin Herrmann, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca and New Prague. "Also, there's no…

Jim McIlroy (2021-10-20). Maritime union: Iconic Manly ferries have 'years of life left'. greenleft.org.au Union and community activists want the New South Wales Coalition government to reverse its decision to scrap the historic Manly ferries. Jim McIlroy reports.

Medea Benjamin (2021-10-20). Our future vs. neoliberalism. peoplesdispatch.org Germany has elected a

Staff (2021-10-20). Lack of 'basic firefighting knowledge,' failed drills & poor leadership blamed for loss of US Navy warship to five-day fire. rt.com The loss of a US Navy ship to a massive blaze was "a completely avoidable catastrophe," but management lapses on multiple levels, including the failure to activate a firefighting system, made the task impossible, a report claims. | Some three dozen officers aboard the USS 'Bonhomme Richard' were named as responsible for the loss of the ship, which caught fire near a San Diego naval base in July 2020, according to a 400-page investigation report

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Systemic therapies for breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Systemic therapies are drugs that are taken orally or by IV to treat cancer. Types of systemic therapies for breast cancer include chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy and targeted drug therapy. Which therapy is used depends on which type of breast cancer is being treated. "The goal of systemic therapy is simply to either inhibit the growth of cancer cells or to kill them and to eradicate them from the body," says Dr. Matthew Goetz, a…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-20). No "silver bullet" for UK reaching net zero carbon emissions for electricity. imperial.ac.uk CO2 emissions from electricity in the UK fell by two thirds in the last decade due to several factors working together, rather than a single panacea.

Julia Rock (2021-10-20). "Kyrsten Sinema Fought For Seniors" dailyposter.com

Maxime Bowen (2021-10-20). Pro-democracy protests and police violence continue in Eswatini. greenleft.org.au Pro-democracy protests are again escalating in the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland), after activists were temporarily scared off the streets by the killing of dozens of activists and bystanders by the armed forces in June, reports Maxime Bowen.

WSWS (2021-10-20). House Select Committee on January 6 coup attempt votes to hold Stephen Bannon in criminal contempt. wsws.org The resolution will now move to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, which is expected to vote on it on Thursday.

Kenneth Surin (2021-10-20). The Trial Of Thomas Sankara's Killers. counterpunch.org Sankara took power in the landlocked West African state of Upper Volta after a coup in 1983, changing the name of the former French colony to Burkina Faso ("the land of upright people" in Mossi, the language of the country's largest ethnic group) the following year. | Sankara's government, using a synthesis of Pan-Africanism and Marxist politics, initiated a string of far-reaching economic and social reforms that included nationalizations, land redistribution, reforestation, infrastructure and public housing construction, expanded access to education, vaccination campaigns, and advancing the rights of women by ba…

Lis Cox (2021-10-20). Get the Zuck Out! Short Video from the Action at Marc Zuckerberg's home in Palo Alto. indybay.org Very short video from the rousing loud car caravan and street action in front of Marc Zuckerberg's home in Palo Alto. | Get the Zuck Out! | Supported by Global Exchange, Media Alliance, Indivisible SF Peninsula & CA-14, Raging Grannies Action League, Code Pink Women for Peace, Diablo Rising Tide and others.

Richard C. Gross (2021-10-20). America's Cold Civil War. counterpunch.org "Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty." — Plato So many millions of people have been duped into believing Donald Trump's Big Lie that he won the election, it seems as if we're reliving the North-South hatred over slavery. We know

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to meet the challenges of breastfeeding. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breastfeeding has many benefits. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby. Breast milk is easier than commercial formula for babies to digest, and the antibodies in breast milk boost a baby's immune system. Breastfeeding might even help a new mother lose weight after the baby is born. But breastfeeding can be challenging. New parents may worry about whether their child is getting enough milk and wonder how often they should breastfeed….

_____ (2021-10-20). Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire With Economist Michael Hudson. strategic-culture.org Economist Michael Hudson discusses the update of his book "Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire" and the financial motivations behind the US new cold war on China and Russia. | By Ben NORTON, Max BLUMENTHAL | Economist Michael Hudson has published a new,

South Front (2021-10-20). Video: Brussels Mulls New Sanctions on Belarus While Migrants Storm EU Borders. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2021-10-20). Desolate Democracy and Other Political Wonders of 2121. southfront.org Vladislav Surkov. IMAGE: Alexei Druzhinin / TASSSouthFront foreword: MSM and Western diplomats work hard to present Russia as an aggressive totalitarian regime ruled by an iron hand of Vladimir Putin. The only issue with this narrative is that in reality the structure of the Russian state system is more complex. Contrary to delusions of globalist propagandists, the modern Russia in many cases appears to be a more 'democratic' state than 'Western democracies' pretend to be. | Dear readers, SouthFront proposes to your attention an article of former personal adviser of President Putin — Vladislav Surkov. In th…

Staff (2021-10-20). Twin explosions hit army bus in Damascus, killing over a dozen people. rt.com At least 13 people have been killed after a bus was mangled in a suspected terrorist attack as it crossed a bridge in Damascus, Syria. Two explosive devices were set off, obliterating the vehicle, state media reported. | According to preliminary reports, the explosions also injured three people, Syria's SANA agency said. The vehicle was carrying Syrian military service members, who were presumably the target of the attack. | pic.twitter.com/IK7Q62JUFw— Ali Hashem ÿπŸÑŸä Ÿáÿßÿ¥ŸÖ (@alihashem_tv) WSWS (2021-10-20). Scientific truth and the global fight to end the pandemic. wsws.org The efforts of scientists require mass support, particularly in a period when reactionary forces shamelessly propagate ignorance, confusion and superstition.

WSWS (2021-10-20). "Workers are now being forced to die for the economy"—SEP (Australia) electoral members oppose homicidal reopening agenda. wsws.org "Health and safety must come first. But this can only come from the workforce, not the corporations"

WSWS (2021-10-20). Marked slowdown in China's growth rate. wsws.org The lowered growth rate is attributable to a series of problems including the surge in global inflation, power shortages, clampdowns imposed to eliminate COVID-19 outbreaks and a slowing property market.

_____ (2021-10-20). Klaus Schwab's Marx: A Sorcerer With the Powers of the Netherworld. strategic-culture.org Combining Marxian ideas of historical materialism and technological determinism with fascist-futurist ideas of technocracy and bureaucratic managerial scientism, the World Economic Forum pursues a path of 'inclusivity' for the managerial class elite. | "No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." | — The Holy Bible (Luke 16: 13) | "Modern bourgeois society, with its relations of production, of exchange and of property, a society that has conjured up such gigantic means of prod…

Peter Koenig (2021-10-20). Testaments and Blood Samples to Establish a "Global DNA Data Bank"? globalresearch.ca

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