Daily Archives: October 23, 2021

2021-10-23: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-10-23). A global tragedy: Up to 180,000 health care workers have died from COVID-19. wsws.org The tens of thousands of health care workers who gave their lives to save others are among the approximately 15 million people worldwide who have died from COVID-19.

Anonymous Contributor (2021-10-23). Forest Defenders Continue to Block Destruction of Rare Forest Habitat in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. itsgoingdown.org Action report on ongoing forest defense actions in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. photos via Blockadia This week, forest defenders are succeeding in slowing tree clearing using their bodies to protect sensitive and rare forest habitats from aggressive tree clearing from PG&E contractors in constant cold rain and wind. On Wednesday, October 19, supervisors from PG&E…

Mel Gurtov (2021-10-23). Gravy train: Corporate profiteering on national defense. zcomm.org War in the Middle East since 1990 has cost the US roughly $7 trillion. Yet the United States evidently can't afford a $3.5 trillion bill for the well-being of all its citizens—a real national security bill…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-23). 'Build Back… You Know, The Thing': Americans Have No Idea What's In Biden's Economic Plan. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Originally published on While Congressional Democrats spar over the ultimate size of President Biden's "Build Back Better" economic plan,

WSWS (2021-10-23). Workers oppose Deere's strikebreaking efforts, voice determination to fight. wsws.org Workers at farm implement company John Deere are expressing determination to continue their struggle even as the UAW union continues its effort to undermine and sabotage their fight.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org Half a million South Korean workers strike over labour laws; India: Punjab public servants walk out for job permanency; Australia: Queensland government building apprentices strike…

WSWS (2021-10-23). Biden threatens to deploy National Guard to move cargo containers at Southern California ports. wsws.org A deployment would be a direct state attack on longshoremen, truck drivers and warehouse workers, with soldiers serving essentially as scabs on behalf of the logistics companies and major retailers.

Joachim Guilliard (2021-10-23). Humanitarian cost of post-9/11/01 U.S. and NATO wars tops 4 million dead. workers.org U.S. post-9/11 wars left Libya in ruins, and killed millions worldwide. The author is an anti-imperialist German analyst of the U.S./NATO wars in Central and West Asia. Translation: by John Catalinotto. According to the latest report from the Costs of War Project at Brown University in Rhode Island, the wars . . . |

Staff (2021-10-23). Russia and Bolivia Call for the End of Illegal Sanctions Against Venezuela and Cuba. orinocotribune.com Senior diplomatic officials of Russia and Bolivia denounced US interference in Latin America and advocated for the end of the US blockade against Venezuela and Cuba. | On Friday, October 22, at a joint press conference held in Moscow, the Russian capital, Bolivian Foreign Affairs Minister Rogelio Mayta and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, denounced the interventionist actions of the US and its allies in the sovereign countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, and demanded the lifting of the blockades imposed on Venezuela and Cuba. | Both diplomats stressed that the US is resorting to unilateral coercive…

Media Lens (2021-10-23). Manufacturing Ignorance: Keeping The Public Away From Power. dissidentvoice.org In their classic book on the news media, Manufacturing Consent, Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky presented a 'propaganda model' of how the major broadcasters and newspapers operate. Whereas the 'mainstream' media declare that their aim is to educate, inform and entertain the public, their actual societal purpose 'on matters that are of significance for established …

Jason Ditz (2021-10-23). Russia Will Allow Israel to Attack Syria With Impunity. news.antiwar.com Israel likes to attack Syria, and while officials will mostly claim it's about Iran, such strikes continue with alarming regularity, the only pause being when Israel is unsure if Russia is still comfortable with them. | This summer Russia suggested they wanted to slow down Israel's attacks, but today Details are not…

Staff (2021-10-23). Snowden tells The Belmarsh Tribunal: If you love truth, you're as much of a criminal as Assange and risk sharing his fate. rt.com WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange is a political prisoner and the process against him is a crime against journalism, said a group of academics, politicians, journalists and advocates convened ahead of his extradition hearing. | "What we're witnessing is a murder," NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told the 'Belmarsh Tribunal' in London on Friday, appearing via video link. | "Everywhere we look, from Afghanistan to economics, from pandemic to pervasive surveillance, the obvious has been made unspeakable," he added, because speaking up would put one in the same category as Assange, a "political criminal" charged…

Jeff Cohen (2021-10-23). The Big Lie in Rahm Emanuel's Senate Testimony. zcomm.org This was an open-and-shut case, and it started leaking to community leaders and independent journalists that the police claim about McDonald having lunged at police was totally false.

New Atlas (2021-10-23). Facebook and Washington vs Internet Sovereignty. newatlas.report October 23, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — Another serious warning sign of Washington's interest in expanding its campaign of global interference was sounded during a hearing in front of the US Congress featuring Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen. While at face value it appears to be a promising step in the direction of reining in …

Staff (2021-10-23). US 'Justice' Now After Former Minister of Foreign Trade José Vielma Mora — the Goal is to Starve Venezuelans. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, October 21, the Department of Justice of the United States government reported about a formal accusation issued at a US court against five persons allegedly linked to a corruption plot through the Local Supply and Production Committees (CLAP) program of Venezuela. One of those five is Venezuela's National Assembly deputy, José Vielma Mora. | A federal jury in the Southern District of Florida issued a formal indictment, which was filed on October 7, nine days before the kidnapping of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab from Cape Verde, against three Colombian citizens and two Venezuelans, for their alleged…

teleSUR, drl, JDO (2021-10-23). Pdte. Ecuador se rehúsa otra vez a fiscalización legislativa. telesurtv.net La Fiscalía de Ecuador decidió abrir una investigación por presunta defraudación tributaria, todo por los Pandora Papers.

A Guest Author (2021-10-23). Alex Saab: Diplomático secuestrado habla en la corte. workers.org La siguiente declaración fue hecha en un Tribunal Federal de los Estados Unidos en Miami, el 16 de octubre. La declaración fue editada a la ligera. Mi nombre es Alex Nain Saab Moran con pasaporte diplomático venezolano número 045778720. Soy enviado especial con inmunidad diplomática para la Federación Rusa y . . . |

WSWS (2021-10-23). Parent denounces full reopening of schools across Brazil. wsws.org "Brazil is a leader in deaths of young people from the coronavirus. How can I not defend my child from this?"

WSWS (2021-10-23). Long COVID survivor urges people to attend October 24 webinar. wsws.org Katie said Long COVID survivors have been "forgotten and let down by the government and the medical establishment. I no longer feel like I am a part of society, I'm just coping with my symptoms every day."

WSWS (2021-10-23). Tennessee mother dies of COVID-19 one month after childbirth. wsws.org Amanda Perry waited to be vaccinated after the birth of her child, a child she never saw or held.

WSWS (2021-10-23). US House of Representatives votes to hold Trump co-conspirator Stephen Bannon in contempt. wsws.org Underlining its transformation into a fascistic party, all but nine of the Republican lawmakers voted against holding Bannon in contempt for refusing a congressional subpoena.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Five things every autoworker needs to know about the fight against COVID-19. wsws.org COVID-19 is still raging, and auto plants are a major source of spread. Here's what autoworkers need to know to protect themselves and bring the pandemic to an end.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Educators across the US West Coast support October 24 webinar: "How to End the Pandemic" wsws.org Our committees fully support the fight for the global elimination of COVID-19 in order to save millions of lives worldwide.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Biden says US will go to war with China to defend Taiwan. wsws.org Biden's statement is another provocative step that undermines the basis of US-China diplomatic relations and intensifies the already acute tensions between the two countries.

Miya Tada (2021-10-23). SOVEREIGNTY AND SOIL: BRAZILIAN LANDLESS MOVEMENT & AGROECOLOGY. peoplesforum.org Join us on at 3: 00pm EDT on Saturday, October 23rd for a screening of Brazilian Landless Movement & Agroecology and a discussion with Carol Sproule of Via Campesina!

WSWS (2021-10-23). Third global school strike against dangerous reopenings draws support from thousands worldwide. wsws.org The third global school strike to fight against the deadly reopening of schools as the COVID-19 pandemic rages was held on Friday, drawing support from thousands of parents and workers worldwide.

Free Sean Swain (2021-10-23). Call-In Campaign to Keep Sean Swain in Ohio. itsgoingdown.org Call-in campaign for anarchist prisoner Sean Swain. In early 2019, intrepid anarchist author and prisoner was swept away by the ODRC without legal process (requiring a hearing) to the hands of Virginia. His time in VADOC was basically without incident, but due to circumstances beyond Sean's case (the interstate transfer agreement between VA & OH)…

WSWS (2021-10-23). COVID-19 surge spreads across Europe. wsws.org While Britain and Eastern Europe are particularly hard hit, with hundreds of deaths every day, the number of cases is again growing across the entire continent.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Canadian educators and workers explain why they are attending the October 24 webinar on eliminating COVID-19. wsws.org A school caretaker wrote, "With this knowledge we can mobilize all education workers to immediately close schools until there are zero reported COVID cases."

G. Dunkel (2021-10-23). Do wage increases impact the unemployed? workers.org Why has David Card been co-awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences? Card, who teaches at UC Berkeley, did his research in the 1990s. The Committee obviously feels his research had major policy implications. (The research of the two other winners is more technical.) Hundreds of newspapers, web sites . . . |

Mickey Z. (2021-10-23). Planet of the Living Dead (Halloween 2021). dissidentvoice.org The only thing we have to fear… (the dude who signed Executive Order 9066) Halloween is an odd holiday. The ostensible concept — as it has evolved to become — is to shock, startle, frighten, petrify, horrify, and/or terrify… all while consuming enough high fructose corn syrup to keep the American Dental Association content for …

WSWS (2021-10-23). Alabama executes Willie B. Smith III, an intellectually disabled prisoner, after US Supreme Court fails to intervene. wsws.org Smith died by lethal injection in the execution chamber of the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama.

WSWS (2021-10-23). SEP electoral members in Australia denounce premature ending of COVID-19 lockdowns. wsws.org "The reason they're telling us to live with the virus is because the economy is going downhill, and capitalism has to continue generating profits for companies and businesses. But the consequence is more infections, illness and deaths."

WSWS (2021-10-23). Maid on Netflix: A single mother struggles to extricate herself from poverty and abuse. wsws.org Maid is a 10-episode drama series created by Molly Smith Metzler. It premiered on Netflix October 1 and has been one of the streaming platform's top-rated shows for the past several weeks.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Educators across the US South call for a mass working-class movement to end the pandemic. wsws.org Our committees, comprised of educators in Alabama, Tennessee and Texas, call for a mass movement of the working class to fight for the global elimination of COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Mobilize Dana workers to vote "no" on second sweatshop contract! Build rank-and-file committees to prepare for a strike! wsws.org Every Dana worker must vote "no" on the second tentative agreement and campaign actively among our co-workers for the biggest "no" vote possible. We must send a message loud and clear: Dana workers are united and we are ready to strike!

Bryant Diaz (2021-10-23). La Cumbiamba NY Workshop and Performance. peoplesforum.org Join us this Saturday in-person for a free workshop and performance, celebrating the 20 year anniversary of La Cumbiamba NY. With traditional instruments such as the indigenous Gaita flutes and the Afro-Colombian drums, the group, led by multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator Martin Vejarano, has established itself as one of the finest Cumbia ensembles in the US.

It's Going Down (2021-10-23). Paul O'Banion on the Changing Terrain of the far-Right, Antifascism, and Community Self-Defense. itsgoingdown.org photo: Berkeley Antifa Long-time anarchist and antifascist organizer Paul O'Banion joins It's Going Down to discuss how the struggle against the far-Right and fascism must evolve and grow into a broader political struggle beyond (just) street confrontations in order to push back against the growing reactionary and white supremacist forces we face today. During our…

Juan Cole (2021-10-23). Becoming Typical Mideast Dictatorship, Apartheid Israel Declares Palestinian Human Rights Groups "Terrorists" juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Al Jazeera English reports that on Friday, the Israeli government declared six human rights organizations active in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank to be terrorist organizations. The government of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Benny Gantz thus brought Israel into the grand tradition of modern Middle East dictatorships. …

ProPublica (2021-10-23). Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream. juancole.com By Isaac Arnsdorf | — A membership roster for the Oath Keepers, a violent extremist group whose followers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection, includes state lawmakers, congressional candidates, and local government and GOP officials. ( ProPublica) — North Carolina state representative Mike Clampitt swore an oath to uphold the Constitution after his …

WSWS (2021-10-23). Tragic fatal shooting of cinematographer on New Mexico film set. wsws.org The awful death appears linked to the general circumstances prevailing in the film industry, the source of widespread and legitimate outrage among film workers.

TASS (2021-10-23). US military eliminates one of Al-Qaeda leaders in northwest Syria. tass.com The strike was delivered with the use of a drone…

TASS (2021-10-23). Afghanistan's new authorities aim at improving living standards, says Russian diplomat. tass.com According to Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Russia keeps closely following the developments regarding a poor humanitarian situation in Afghanistan…

Yves Engler (2021-10-23). Enabling the "Cancel Culture" of Israeli Nationalists. dissidentvoice.org The Israel lobby regularly torments people and seeks to undermine their ability to make a living. While increasing numbers of Canadians are wise to their slander campaigns, some progressives still end up aligning with the bullies who have misused the term anti-Semitism to intimidate and silence. The list of good people who have been put …

news.un (2021-10-23). From the Field: Costa Rica points the way to a sustainable world. news.un.org Costa Rica is one of the winners of the inaugural UN-backed Earthshot Prize, in recognition of the Central American country's efforts to reverse damage to its environment and develop in a sustainable manner.

Extinction Rebellion, 350.org, more grps (2021-10-23). Thursday 11/11: Bay Area COP26 Rebellion: March & Rally to Demand Climate Emergency Action Now! indybay.org San Francisco Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111; Peaceful protest | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

teleSUR, JDO (2021-10-23). Bolivia y Rusia rechazan injerencia a países latinoamericanos. telesurtv.net Cancilleres de ambas naciones se reúnen en Moscú. Exigen además el cese de la guerra económica de EE.UU. contra Cuba.

teleSUR, yart, JDO (2021-10-23). Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo cumplen 44 años de lucha. telesurtv.net En homenaje a la Asociación, el Congreso Argentino Instituyó este día como Día Nacional por el Derecho a la Identidad.

Anonymous007 (2021-10-23). Military Situation In Yemen On October 23, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 215 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On October 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 17 airstrikes on the Jubah district | On October 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Kitaf district | On October 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Boqa district | On October 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes co…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-23). US CENTCOM Says Senior Al-Qaeda Leader Was Killed In Recent Drone Strike On Syria's Raqqa. southfront.org A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson) | The US Central Command (CENTCOM) has taken cordite for the In an official statement, the command confirmed that the strike killed…

Claire Lecoeuvre (2021-10-23). The Virtues of a 28-hour Week: Work less, pollute less. indybay.org The number of workers is growing faster than the amount of work available. We live in a society where work is poorly distributed. Three days off for every four days worked could be liberating. The goal would be increased well-being, gaining time and losing a kind of consumption not really synonymous with pleasure & happiness.

March for Medicare for All (2021-10-23). Saturday 10/30: Day of the Dead Vigil and Rally for Medicare for All in San Francisco. indybay.org We will gather at Alta Plaza Park (Jackson St. & Steiner St.) in the Presidio neighborhood of San Francisco at 12 noon and proceed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's residence in the style of a funeral procession.

Poor People's Campaign (2021-10-23). Sunday 10/24: Rally Against Senator Manchin for Hurting Voting Rights & Economic Assisstance. indybay.org Online rally livestream…

Michael Hudson (2021-10-23). Biden Between BlackRock and a Hard Place. zcomm.org The Biden Administration is intertwined with Wall Street but must deliver some election promises to workers…

Angela (2021-10-23). Saturday 10/23: Free virtual screening of the film "Slingshot Hip Hop" indybay.org

teleSUR, HIM (2021-10-23). Cuba rechaza nueva amenaza del Gobierno estadounidense. telesurtv.net El diplomático remarcó que el pueblo cubano no se amedrentará ante las amenazas promovidas por la Casa Blanca.

sputniknews (2021-10-23). US to Release More Documents Related to President Kennedy Murder 15 December, White House Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US authorities are going to release part of the previously unpublished materials about the 1963 assassination of the 35th President John Kennedy on 15 December, the White House has announced.

WSWS repost (2021-10-23). Texas official tells "terrified" educators to teach "opposing views" on the Holocaust. indybay.org In an expression of the far-right atmosphere coursing through Texas schools, the director of curriculum in one district indicates that educators must teach "both sides" of the Holocaust or risk their jobs.

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-10-23). UN Expert Releases Full Report on Impact of US-led Sanctions Against Venezuela. zcomm.org UN Special Rapporteur Alena Douhan reiterated her call for sanctions relief, stating they undermine Venezuelans' human rights…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-10-23). After Spill, Legal Petition Urges Biden Administration to End Oil Drilling Off California. indybay.org Petition Asks for Suspension, Cancellation of All Leases in Federal Waters…

Stop the RV Ban (2021-10-23). Tuesday 10/26: RV Ban: First Reading of "Oversized Vehicle" Ordinance at Santa Cruz City Council. indybay.org The RV Parking Ban is #25 on the city council meeting agenda and will be heard after 1: 00 PM (sometime in the afternoon or early evening). | Click on Zoom link (no time delay): zoom.us/j/94684401344 | Online at http: //www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-council/council-meetings…

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-23). Chile is at the dawn of a new political era. zcomm.org The search for the new era in Chile has two important avenues: the writing of the new constitution, which is what the 155 members of the Constitutional Convention are doing, and the presidential election to be held on November 21, 2021…

teleSUR, lvm, HIM, MER (2021-10-23). Estudio revela asesinato de 34.918 niños y jóvenes en Brasil entre 2016 y 2020. telesurtv.net De acuerdo con el estudio, en Brasil un promedio de 7.000 niños y jóvenes son asesinados cada año.

Helen Walsh (2021-10-23). Thursday 10/28: Rally to ReStore Muni Lines! indybay.org San Francisco Grove Street between Van Ness and Polk Street…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-23). Bastille 2.0: "Real Regime Change": Building Protest and Resistance Against the COVID-19 Agenda. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Prof Michel Chossudovsky. Originally published on Introduction: | The COVID crisis engineered by the financial establishment is part of a hegemonic project, pertaining to control over strategic sectors of the global economy. | The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext and a justification to powe…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-10-23). San Luis Obispo County Approves Disputed Drilling at Arroyo Grande Oilfield. indybay.org Hearing Comes After Discovery of Covert Drilling Approvals…

A Concordian (2021-10-23). Tuesday 10/26: Say No to Seeno & Phil Tagami. indybay.org Concord city hall, 1950 Parkside Drive…

The Lancet (2021-10-23). [Editorial] Abortion bans in the USA harm health equity. thelancet.com On Sept 1, the state of Texas enacted Senate Bill 8S (SB8S), banning all abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected—at as early as 6 weeks of gestation and before most women know they are pregnant—effectively making abortion illegal in the state. In response, the US Justice Department filed a brief with the US Supreme Court against SB8S, stating that the ban unconstitutionally violates citizens' rights and wrongly deputises citizens across the USA to notify authorities of anyone aiding or abetting such abortions, thereby rewarding vigilantism (and providing a US$10‚Äà000 cash award…

Wingel Xue, Alexandre White (2021-10-23). [Perspectives] COVID-19 and the rebiologisation of racial difference. thelancet.com In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, early dashboards set up by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering tracked overall numbers of cases and deaths but provided no demographic breakdown of these statistics. Current data show wide racial disparities in the burden of COVID-19 in the USA, with Latino, Indigenous, and Black people disproportionately affected. Similar disparities are also evident in other nations with histories of structural racism.

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-10-23). Denuncian represión contra pueblo maya q'eqchi' en Guatemala. telesurtv.net Funcionarios policiales usaron gases lacrimógenos contra los manifestantes, dejando a varios afectados.

Jonathan Cook (2021-10-23). Amazon and Google: Partners in Israeli Apartheid. dissidentvoice.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 …

The Xerces Society (2021-10-23). Early signs of hope as monarch butterflies return to California overwintering sites. indybay.org Western monarchs are showing up along the California coast in greater numbers than last year's historic low.

Julia Conley (2021-10-23). New Study Reveals Poor, Low-Income Voters Were Crucial in Toppling Trump in 2020. zcomm.org The findings challenge "the media-driven narrative… that white low-income voters are the de facto base of the Republican Party."

Extinction Rebellion, Youth v Apocolypse more (2021-10-23). Friday 10/29: SF March & Street Mural: Defund Climate Chaos & Fossil Fuels Global Day of Action. indybay.org Outside of BlackRock HQ, 400 Howard St., San Francisco, CA | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Staff (2021-10-23). National School Board Association backtracks after asking White House to label dissident parents 'domestic terrorists'. rt.com A national federation of school boards has issued a mea culpa after it was revealed the org had pressed the White House to label parents who oppose Covid restrictions as "domestic terrorists," apologizing after a wave of backlash. | The US National School Board Association (NSBA) issued a lengthy apology on Friday, acknowledging to members that a controversial letter to President Joe Biden "regarding threats and acts of violence against school board members" included inflammatory language while apologizing for the poorly worded missive. | "On behalf of the NSBA, we regret and apologize for the letter. To be cl…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-23). Fire Breaks Out At Strategic Iranian Port On Persian Gulf (Videos). southfront.org Screen grab from one of the videos showing the fire at Bandar Abbas Port. | On October 23, a massive fire broke out at one of the electricity stations in the port of Bandar Abbas on Iran's southern coast. | Iranian firefighters responded quickly to the fire, preventing it from spreading any further. No casualties have been reported, so far. The massive fire resulted in a blackout in several districts in Bandar Abbas city, the capital of the HormozgƒÅn province. | Some Iranian sources claimed that a "blast" was h…

sputniknews (2021-10-23). 'What am I Doing Here?' :Joe Biden's Baltimore CNN Town Hall Appearance Stirs Social Media Reactions. sputniknews.com US President Joe Biden spent most of the 90-minute town hall meeting hosted by CNN on Thursday addressing domestic issues – from tax policy to talks about infrastructure and spending legislation.

teleSUR, yart, JDO (2021-10-23). Tribunal de Belmarsh enjuicia a EE.UU. por crímenes de guerra. telesurtv.net Más de 20 políticos, intelectuales y congresistas participan en sus sesiones y exigen la liberación del fundador de Wikileaks, Julian Assange.

UFCLP, FSP, Si Cobus, (2021-10-23). Wednesday 10/27: Solidarity Rally For Fired Namibian Rossing Miners. indybay.org San Francisco Chinese Consulate | 1450 Laguna St/Geary St. | San Francisco…

Richard Horton (2021-10-23). [Comment] Offline: Lessons from the heart of the storm. thelancet.com "I recall that someone even advanced the hypothesis that the twenty-first century might be 'our last century'." That someone, cited by the Italian historian Aldo Schiavone in his new book What is Progress, was Martin Rees, a former President of the UK's Royal Society. Schiavone doesn't anticipate apocalypse, but he does foresee dangers, even disasters, ahead. He argues that the course of human history is shaped entirely by scientific and technological progress. The outcomes—discontinuous, contingent, and often fractured—depend on a balance between the power of those scientific and technological forces…

Youth for Climate Justice, more (2021-10-23). Friday 10/29: Climate Walkout Strike in Santa Cruz. indybay.org Converge at Well's Fargo, River St., Santa Cruz at 2pm…

Joe Parkin Daniels (2021-10-23). 'Haitians are Kidnapped Every Day'. zcomm.org Missionary Abductions Shed Light on Growing Crisis…

teleSUR, yart, JDO (2021-10-23). Indígenas colombianos rechazan desalojo y exigen ser escuchados. telesurtv.net Los integrantes de la comunidad embera aseguran que no se van a ir del Parque Nacional, en Bogotá, pues no se dieron garantías para un diálogo.

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-10-23). Santa Barbara County Planning Commission Rejects ExxonMobil's Plan to Restart Offshore Platforms, Truck Oil. indybay.org Commissioners Vote 3-2 Against Project, Joining Strong Community Opposition…

teleSUR, jaa, MER (2021-10-23). ONU: contaminación plástica en mares se triplicará para 2040. telesurtv.net De acuerdo con el estudio presentado, el plástico representa el 85 por ciento de los desechos que se encuentran en los mares.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-23). YPG, Government Supporters Hold Protests In Tell Rifaat Amid Reports Of Near Turkish Attack (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: the Hawar News Agency. | Civilians in the northern Syrian town of Tell Rifaat have organized a number of protests in response to reports of a near Turkish-led attack on the town and its surroundings. | Tell Rifaat, which is located right to the south of the Turkish-occupied area of Afrin, is held by Kurdish forces, namely the People's Protection Units (YPG). However, the Syrian Arab Army…

WSWS (2021-10-23). British government prepares fascistic "push back" of migrants and asylum seekers in English Channel. wsws.org A provision in the Nationality and Borders Bill states that officials would "not be liable to any criminal or civil proceedings for anything done" when they forcibly "push back" dinghies carrying refugees seeking asylum into a busy commercial waterway.

Joann Wypijewski (2021-10-23). India Walton Didn't Come Out of Nowhere. zcomm.org Buffalo's transformation is the fruit of years of struggle…

Talha Burki (2021-10-23). [World Report] Health at COP26. thelancet.com World leaders will soon gather in Glasgow for the much hyped climate change conference. Talha Burki looks at the health agenda.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-23). Satellite Images Show Heavy Damage At Saudi Military Camp Targeted By The Houthis. southfront.org Illustrative image. | New satellite images have confirmed that the Saudi military's Jizan Force camp sustained heavy material damage as a result of the The Yemeni group launched five ballistic missiles of an unidentified type at the camp, which is located in southern Saudi Arabia. Only one of the missil…

WSWS repost (2021-10-23). AFSCME report indicts museums, claims unions offer "protection" indybay.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.

Julia Conley (2021-10-23). Rich Nations Have Delivered Just 14% of Vaccine Doses Promised to Poor Nations. zcomm.org "It is painfully clear that the developing world cannot rely on the largesse and charity of rich nations and pharmaceutical companies, and hundreds of thousands of people are dying from Covid-19 as a result."

Anonymous103 (2021-10-23). As America's Supply Chain Breaks Down, Biden falls in the polls. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by William Stroock, observer, author of military fiction | Right now America is in the midst of a durable goods shortage and the term 'supply chain crisis' saturates the news. After a long lag due to the Wuhan Virus, demand is up once more. But America lacks the dock facilities to unload and store imports. As a result, more than a hundred merchant container ships lay at anchor awaiting their turn to offload their cargos at Los Angeles and Long Beach, the largest ports on the West Coast. | Compounding the crisis is a nationwide shortage of truckers brought about by onerous Covid regula…

teleSUR, HIM (2021-10-23). Advierten sobre aumento de homicidios en Guatemala durante 2021. telesurtv.net El índice de homicidios en Guatemala muestra tendencia al crecimiento, con 245 perpetrados en septiembre, ante los 237 de agosto y 215 de julio.

Jason Ditz (2021-10-23). Saudis Kill Over 90 Houthis in Yemen Airstrikes. news.antiwar.com Saudi Arabia has issued a statement Friday r These are just the latest of several hundreds killed every week in central Yemen, sometimes in ground fighting, but mostly in airstrikes, as the Saudi coalition desperately tries to keep the Houthis back. | This means almost all the statements out of the Saudis side are emphasizing casualties, and numbers of strikes, while not confirming casualties on their own side, nor ac…

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2021-10-23). Bolivia reitera que no hubo fraude en elecciones de 2019. telesurtv.net El procurador general de Bolivia reiteró que la OEA incumplió el acuerdo establecido para realizar la auditoría en los comicios de 2019.

Ann Danaiya Usher (2021-10-23). [World Report] Vaccine shortages prompt changes to COVAX strategy. thelancet.com COVAX, the global COVID-19 vaccine procurement hub, has changed how it allocates vaccines. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

teleSUR, lvm, JGN (2021-10-23). Vacuna Sputnik V contribuye a inmunización en la India. telesurtv.net Según autoridades sanitarias, en la India el 30 por ciento de los adultos ha sido vacunado en su totalidad.

David Giesen (2021-10-23). Saturday 10/23: Where YIMBY greets NIMBY: the walking tour. indybay.org American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason Street | San Francisco | (we meet in the lobby)…

Aletha Maybank (2021-10-23). [Perspectives] Making visible medicine's roots in colonialism. thelancet.com Inflammation is a way that the body responds to damage or a threat. It involves various systems working through complex signalling and feedback mechanisms. The inflammatory response can take many forms—acute or chronic, localised or systemic—but its underlying purpose is to repair damage and recover the body's usual state. Yet this system of healing comes with the potential for injury. As physician Rupa Marya and author, film-maker, and academic Raj Patel observe in Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice, "When the damage keeps coming, the repair cannot fully happen, leaving the inflamma…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-10-23). Asesinan a velocista olímpico Alex Quiñónez en Ecuador. telesurtv.net El homicidio ocurrió bajo el estado de excepción por 60 días decretado por el presidente ecuatoriano para combatir la delincuencia.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Indian and Sri Lankan workers and students support WSWS webinar on COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org "These meetings have given me hope for the future of the entire human race so I'll being attending the next meeting with the same enthusiasm."

Oakland Privacy (2021-10-23). Wednesday 11/17: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org We will probably meet online in October and November due to Covid, as we did in September and August, although it is possible we will meet in-person at the OMNI Commons, as we have in the past before the pandemic, and did in July, assuming it is open and available. Please email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-23). Russian Airstrikes Hit Militant Underground Positions In Greater Idlib (Videos, Photos). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti | On October 23, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib where several terrorist group are active. | The airstrikes targeted the outskirts of the towns of Kansafra and al-Bara in the al-Zawiya Mount in the southern countryside of Idlib. | Footage of the airstrikes shared by Syrian activists indicate…

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-10-23). [World Report] African Medicines Agency to be established. thelancet.com Experts are hopeful that a new continent-wide agency will strengthen regulation, improve access to medicines, and boost manufacturing. Munyaradzi Makoni reports.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-23). Saudi-led Coalition Destroys Houthi Workshop, Booby-Trapped Boats In Yemen's Al-Hudaydah (Photos). southfront.org File image. | On October 23, the Saudi-led coalition announced that its warplane had targeted a workshop in the costal Yemeni province of al-Hodeida where the Houthis (Ansar Allah) were assembling booby-trapped boats. | In a statement, the coalition claimed that four water-borne Improvised Explosive Devices (WBIED) were destroyed in the airstrikes. The boats were being prepared in the workshop for upcoming attacks."The coalition's efforts have contributed to the protection of shipping lanes and global trade in the Bab a…

Akio Tanaka (2021-10-23). Misstatements Regarding the "Pacifica Lawsuit" indybay.org Pacifica did file a complaint against New Day; however there has not been any court judgment on the complaint.

Anonymous765 (2021-10-23). Russia's Massive Belgorod Nuclear-Powered Submarine To Finalize Sea Trials. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN (BTC): bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH (BCH)…

WSWS (2021-10-23). Police across US refuse COVID-19 vaccines. wsws.org Police departments have faced resistance in their efforts to get officers to comply with vaccine mandates, despite reports indicating that COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death for US police.

_____ (2021-10-22). Facebook 'Whistleblower' Represented By US Intelligence Insiders. popularresistance.org 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 expose the secrets of the powerful, she was cultivated and legally represented by an organization led by former intelligence insiders with close ties to the US national security state. | Called Whistleblower Aid, the outfit was founded by a national security lawyer, M…

Nicky Reid (2021-10-22). The Boogaloo Path to a New Rainbow Coalition. counterpunch.org Fred Hampton had a dream. It was a little more militant than Doctor King's but no less ambitious. The young chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party dreamed of a grand coalition of revolutionaries spanning across racial and class boundaries, united to bring down the American Empire and the police state it

Sudip Bhattacharya (2021-10-22). The US Empire: Coercion and Consent. counterpunch.org The U.S. military has nearly 800 military bases scattered over 70 countries. China, its most recent competitor, has one. Spending for the U.S. military is about three times the amount Chinese government spends, and is more than the military budgets of Russia, India, the U.K., Saudi Arabia, France, Japan, Germany and China combined. "The U.S.

David Vine (2021-10-22). Do You Want a New Cold War? globalresearch.ca

David Vine (2021-10-22). Do You Want a New Cold War? The AUKUS Alliance Takes the World to the Brink. counterpunch.org Before it's too late, we need to ask ourselves a crucial question: Do we really — I mean truly — want a new Cold War with China? Because that's just where the Biden administration is clearly taking us. If you need proof, check out last month's announcement of an "AUKUS" (Australia, United Kingdom, U.S.) military

_____ (2021-10-22). NATO, Not Russia, Perpetuates Cold War Logic… It is a Relic Best Ignored. strategic-culture.org NATO is a relic of Cold War hostility that belongs in a war museum not in a modern forum for diplomacy. | It was the end of an era this week when Russia announced that it was severing diplomatic links with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. For the past 30 years since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation has engaged with the US-led military bloc in a bid to establish partnership and secure peace. | The incipient detente culminated in the NATO-Russia Founding Act in 1997 which demarcated certain boundaries for peaceful coexistence. Those boundaries were subsequently flouted as NATO dou…

Fiona Edwards (2021-10-22). Europe should avoid being drawn into the US' cold war on China. peoplesdispatch.org The US attempts to broaden its international front to participate in a cold war with China. The dispute for Europe and the military offensive.

Tom Morello (2021-10-22). Songs of Justice, Songs of Power. zcomm.org The Industrial Workers of the World — the shock troops of the early-20th-century labor movement — virtually invented the protest song for the modern age…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-22). Imperial celebrates Nigerian ties as VP Yemi Osinbajo visits. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London celebrated its longstanding links and collaborations with Nigeria during a visit from Professor Oluyemi Osinbajo.

Moderator (2021-10-22). Chris Hedges: God "Caged" in Jersey. scheerpost.com Chris Hedges (in a tie) with the East Jersey State Prison inmates who collaborated to write "Caged," world premiered at Passage Theatre in Trenton, N.J. [Photo courtesy of Chris Hedges] | Click to subscribe on: Journalist and author

BASCDSDBBB (2021-10-22). Biden agenda squeezed as corporate Democrats strip down Build Back Better. peoplesworld.org BALTIMORE—Once again, Democrats are negotiating with themselves as President Joe Biden, realizing that so-called "moderate" Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona remain obstinate in opposition to key elements of his agenda, is giving ground. But he also vows to keep trying to attain those goals. In an hour-and-a-half town hall …

Ann Brown (2021-10-22). Biden's Massive IRS Bank Surveillance Plan Pressured To Move From $600 To $10,000 Trigger, Still Faces Pushback. moguldom.com Earlier this month, President Joe Biden received major backlash when he proposed fighting tax fraud by allowing the Internal Revenue Service to access customer accounts with total annual deposits or withdrawals of more than $600. The effort was part of Biden's massive $3.5-trillion Build Back Better infrastructure bill. Republican lawmakers and banking industry representatives are …

Staff (2021-10-22). Sen. Joe Manchin's Opposition to Biden Agenda Backed by History of Putting Corporations Over People. democracynow.org As President Biden negotiates the final size and scope of the Build Back Better Act with fellow Democrats, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has emerged as a major hurdle to his agenda. The conservative Democrat and his family would potentially profit from his opposition to the key planks of the bill, including green energy investment and raising corporate taxes to pay for the package. Stephen Smith, co-chair of West Virginia Can't Wait, says Manchin fits into a long history of state lawmakers working for corporate interests. "Senator Manchin and the rest of our congressional delegation has never represented t…

Staff (2021-10-22). How Kyrsten Sinema, Once a Socialist, Is Now Obstructing the Democrats' Progressive Platform. democracynow.org President Biden acknowledged Thursday his Build Back Better agenda is in jeopardy due to two Senate Democrats: Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Both senators have pushed Biden to slash in half his $3.5 trillion proposal that would be spent over 10 years to vastly expand the safety net and combat the climate crisis. We take an in-depth look at the two lawmakers, starting with Sinema. "Unfortunately, Sinema really reads as a cautionary tale of what happens when political ambition becomes a be-all and end-all," says Branko Marcetic, Jacobin staff writer, who describes the political evoluti…

a guest author (2021-10-22). Kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab speaks in court. workers.org Saab made the following statement in U.S. Federal Court in Miami on Oct. 16. The statement is lightly edited. My name is Alex Nain Saab Moran, with Venezuelan diplomatic passport number 045778720. I am a special envoy with diplomatic immunity to the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran . . . |

Editor2 (2021-10-22). Biden kidnaps Venezuelan Diplomat: #FreeAlexSaab now! orinocotribune.com By Greg Butterfield — Oct 19, 2021 | The Biden administration on Oct. 16 kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab from the West African country of Cape Verde, in blatant violation of international law. Under U.S. pressure, Saab had already been imprisoned and tortured in Cape Verde for 16 months. | "On a flight chartered by the [U.S.] Department of Justice, in which the Cape Verdean authorities had no control that could guarantee the safety of the Venezuelan diplomat, because they do not have a bilateral extradition treaty with the North American nation, Alex Saab arrived Saturday night and was transferred to…

A Guest Author (2021-10-22). U.S. illegally extradites Venezuelan diplomat from Cabo Verde. workers.org The Free Alex Saab Committee issued the following news release Oct. 18. For more see afgj.org/free-alex-saab. The Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab was renditioned and kidnapped to the U.S. on Oct. 16 without waiting for a final extradition decision. The action was taken in secret, without notifying his defense team and without . . . |

Anonymous669 (2021-10-22). Five People Were Killed In Recent Turkish Drone Strike On Syria's Kobane: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Click to see full-size image, by the Hawar News Agency. | Five people were killed in the The drone strike targeted several cars which were parked in front of the Social Justice Committee building in the center…

David Swanson (2021-10-22). King George Was More Democratic Than American Revolutionaries. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, October 22, 2021 According to the Smithsonian Magazine — brought to you by the folks with museums up and down the National Mall in Washington D.C. — King George III was the democrat and humanitarian in 1776. I'd hate for this to really feel like a bite in the …

_____ (2021-10-22). Howard University Sit-in: A Struggle For Democracy At An HBCU. popularresistance.org On late Tuesday, Oct. 12, Howard University students began staging a sit-in demonstration at the Blackburn building in front of the historic Yard. Students brought sleeping bags and food and began demonstrating and making demands that the university protect their health on campus. | In the past month, as students returned to the school after more than a year under COVID conditions, a Twitter video went viral showing a puddle of water filling the floor of a kitchen in a dorm room. Later reports confirmed pooling water in students' closets and bedrooms as well. | The university responded to the apparent lack of mai…

Liberation Staff, NYC (2021-10-22). Socialist barred from NYC major debate asks: 'What are they afraid of?'. liberationnews.org Cathy Rojas, the socialists candidate for New York City mayor, drew a crowd on Oct. 20 as she stood outside the studio where New York City's mayoral debates were being held and answered the questions presented to mainstream candidates inside the studio right there on the street. Why wasn't Rojas in the studio standing in …

Ann Brown (2021-10-22). After Insider Trading Allegations During Pandemic, Fed Bans Members From Owning Individual Stocks, Restricts Trading. moguldom.com The Federal Reserve has taken action against its top officials following a series of scandals involving possible insider trading by banning senior staff and policymakers from owning individual stocks and bonds and restricting trading. The central bank pledged to also increase the frequency of reporting and public disclosures. In September, two of the 12 regional …

Staff (2021-10-22). Venezuelan National Assembly Authorizes New Committee to Normalize Relations with Colombia. orinocotribune.com During the special session of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN) called for this Thursday, October 21, the deputies approved the creation of a Similarly, a Parliamentary Friendship Group was approved "which must begin to take action to improve relations between the two n…

Johanna Kichton (2021-10-22). People's Action Endorses Second Slate of Movement Politics Candidates in Minnesota. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, 202.660.0605, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced its second slate of Minneapolis City Council endorsements. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will fight for the People's Action People's Platform once elected. Each of these candidates is also endorsed by People's Action member organization, TakeAction Minnesota. Earlier this year, People's Action endorsed three candidates for Minneapolis City …

_____ (2021-10-22). Palestinians Protest In Support Of Prisoners On Hunger Strike. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, October 20, Palestinians staged a protest at the al-Manara square in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank in solidarity with six prisoners who are on hunger strike against their illegal administrative detention in Israeli jails, reported Al Jazeera. Several Palestinian civil society groups and prisoner rights groups participated in the protest, along with the families of those who are on hunger strike. They called for immediate and unconditional release of the six prisoners and expressed fear about their health. | The six prisoners are Kayed Fasfous, on hunger strike for the last 100 days, Miqdad al-Q…

Bill Meyer (2021-10-22). The 2021 Toronto International Film Festival: 'Attica' revisited. peoplesworld.org It was Vladimir Lenin at the start of the world's first socialist revolution who made this impassioned and oft quoted statement "that of all the arts the most important for us is the cinema." I've been inspired and motivated by these sentiments since I began writing film columns for this paper over 35 years ago, …

Staff (2021-10-22). Venezuela Objects to US Secretary of State's Visit to Colombia. orinocotribune.com "It is unfortunate that the US Secretary of State is in Colombia," said Delcy Rodríguez. "It is clear that he is planning aggressions against Venezuela." | On Thursday, October 21, the Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, rejected the presence of the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, in Colombian territory. | In additi…

Adan Salazar (2021-10-22). Harvard Study Finds COVID-19 Surged Most Among Vaxxed Communities. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-22). The Four Layers Of Reality — And Why We're Only Allowed To Talk About One. popularresistance.org No matter which mainstream media segment you're currently watching, I can promise you it's not getting to the heart of any issue. By definition they only participate in surface level analysis. For example, there are three or four levels of reality we should be discussing when we talk about any United States election. And by "discussing," I mean "screaming about," and by "screaming about," I mean "freaking out about." So, let's freak out — shall we? | Quick tangent — I got made fun of as a kid for "freaking out" or "spazzing out" all the time, but when you think about it — when you really think a…

_____ (2021-10-22). Palestinians Protest In Support Of Prisoners On Hunger Strike, Demand Their Immediate Release. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, October 20, Palestinians staged a protest at the al-Manara square in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank in solidarity with six prisoners who are on hunger strike against their illegal administrative detention in Israeli jails, reported Al Jazeera. Several Palestinian civil society groups and prisoner rights groups participated in the protest, along with the families of those who are on hunger strike. They called for immediate and unconditional release of the six prisoners and expressed fear about their health.

Johanna Kichton (2021-10-22). Make Polluters Pay Coalition Launches $100K Ad Buy in 12 States. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, j.kichton@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 Ads Urge Members of the House Ways and Means Committee and Oil-Friendly Texas Democrats to Pass Pollution Pay-For in Reconciliation Bill WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, a coalition of advocacy organizations pushing to make polluters pay for their damage to the environment launched a $100K ad buy in 12 states. Led by People's Action Institute …

Ali Abunimah, Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-10-22). Israel declares war on Palestinian rights groups. electronicintifada.net Extreme move aimed at shutting down organizations working with ICC.

_____ (2021-10-22). Diné Organization Files Petition Against United States, Citing Human Rights Violations. popularresistance.org For decades, the people on Navajo Nation have had no drinking water, due to uranium mining. Today, the Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining (ENDAUM) submitted the additional documents needed for a petition it filed in 2011 against the United States over the issue, to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Noam Perry (2021-10-22). It's time for General Mills to quit the settlements. electronicintifada.net CEO refers to its facility in "the West Bank of Israel."

Johanna Kichton (2021-10-22). People's Action Endorses Movement Politics Candidates in Washington. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, 202.660.0605, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced eight Washington state, county, and city-level endorsements. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will fight for the People's Action People's Platform once elected. Each of these candidates is also endorsed by People's Action member organization, OneAmerica Votes. "Washington has suffered under the …

_____ (2021-10-22). Assange To Get Same Judge Who Sided With US On Appeal Over Medical Issues. popularresistance.org Lord Justice Timothy Holroyde, the High Court judge who reversed an earlier court order to bar the U.S. from appealing Julian Assange's medical issues, will preside over the substantive U.S. appeal hearing at the High Court next week. | In January, lower court Judge Vanessa Baraitser refused the U.S. request to extradite the WikiLeaks publisher because of his high risk of suicide and the conditions of U.S. prisons. The U.S. applied to appeal that decision, which was granted by the High Court in July. The court allowed three of five grounds of appeal, excluding the matter of Assange's health. | The U.S. challenged…

Joe Sims (2021-10-22). Woodward and Costa's book 'Peril' shows Trump as Mussolini-in-waiting. peoplesworld.org Trump & Co. had a five-point plan to undo the presidential election and overthrow the government. They sought to: Discredit and challenge state results (particularly in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona). Recruit the Department of Justice. Draft Mike Pence. Subvert the January 6th vote count. Toss the election to the House of Representatives. The mob that …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-22). Influential Investment Manager Scott Minerd: Most Cryptocurrencies Are Garbage, Going To Zero. moguldom.com Guggenheim Partners Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd is generally not a fan of cryptocurrencies and went on record saying most are garbage, according to Bloomberg. However, bitcoin is the exception for the influential investment manager. "Ultimately people say to me 'Why are you so bullish on crypto?' And … I gotta tell you, I think 70 …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-10-22). Paul Paz y Miño on Chevron v. Steven Donziger. fair.org Steven Donziger (right) in Ecuador. | This week on CounterSpin: When

Anonymous Contributor (2021-10-22). Phoenix Antifascists Snatch & Burn Fascist Banners, Shut Down Neo-Nazi Event. itsgoingdown.org Action report from antifascists and anarchists in so-called Phoenix, Arizona. At around 2 am on August 29th, an antifascist spotted a very large Patriot Front banner on the Longmore Rd. bridge of the US-60 in Mesa, AZ. It was facing eastbound and read "Strong Families Strong Nation." Patriot Front is a white nationalist group that…

Bill Sardi (2021-10-22). Big Pharma Owns the World. globalresearch.ca

Jacqueline Luqman (2021-10-22). Film Review: Radical Alternatives Left Out of 'The Prison Within'. towardfreedom.org Although "The Prison Within" makes a few fleeting mentions of expanding treatment and mitigation programs to keep traumatized people from going to prison in the first place, restorative justice is presented inside the narrow construct of reforming prisons to make them "better." That all makes sense when the discussion is not intended to be about replacing prisons with humane and truly restorative systems.

William deBuys (2021-10-22). Climate change viewed from the attic of the world. canadiandimension.com This photograph of the Himalaya was taken from the International Space Station in 2004. Visible from left to right are: Makalu, Chomolungma (Everest), Lhotse and Cho Oyu. Photo courtesy of NASA/Wikimedia Commons. | Thirteen thousand feet high on the far side of the Himalaya mountains, we have entered the past and the future at the same time. We are a medical expedition and also a pilgrimage, consisting of doctors, nurses, Buddhist clerics, supernumeraries like me, and a large staff of guides, muleteers, and camp tenders. We are bound for the isolated villages of Upper Dolpo, a remote region of northwestern…

Free West Media (2021-10-22). Germans Increasingly Distrust Official Corona Figures, Fear a Health Dictatorship. globalresearch.ca

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-10-22). Did the President of the Colombian Senate Back Down? orinocotribune.com In a statement released on social media networks on Wednesday, October 20, the president of the Colombian Senate, Juan Diego Gómez, appeared to have backed down regarding the proposal to advance in the reestablishment of relations with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which he submitted in writing to the National Assembly. | With this position, the senator has taken back his words, when there was already confirmation of the committee for this purpose. The reciprocal measure was received by the Venezuelan National Assembly, and the respective legislative body of the Assembly was created. | However, Gómez asse…

Marina Bulatoviƒá (2021-10-22). The Noose is Tightening, the Clock is Ticking: Justin Trudeau's "Covid Mandate" against Canadians, Both "Unvaccinated" and "Vaccinated" globalresearch.ca ***…

Isra Saleh el-Namey (2021-10-22). Children with CF shortchanged by Gaza siege. electronicintifada.net Hospitals have just one of three tests needed for cystic fibrosis diagnosis.

Bec Hallstedt (2021-10-22). Chicago protest of ex-mayor's bid for ambassadorship 7 years after Laquan McDonald murder. liberationnews.org While the event focused on Emanuel, the message of the action went beyond the impact of him as a single person.

Sara Brooks (2021-10-22). BDS Vermont: historic resolution introduced after Ben & Jerry's divestment. liberationnews.org Over 100 activists and protesters rallied in Burlington on September 13 in support of a resolution in favor of boycotting apartheid Israel.

_____ (2021-10-22). Diné Organization Files Petition Against United States, Cites Human Rights Violations. popularresistance.org For decades, the people on Navajo Nation have had no drinking water, due to uranium mining. Today, the Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining (ENDAUM) submitted the additional documents needed for a petition it filed in 2011 against the United States over the issue, to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. | In a Washington Post Live program on Tuesday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said up to forty percent of Navajo people do not have running water or electricity in their homes, including his own family. | "I'm the President of the Navajo Nation, my family does not have running water, and yet…

Brittani Banks (2021-10-22). Why America's Health Care Workers Are Escalating Their Fight for Fair Treatment and Patient Safety. independentmediainstitute.org So many people with COVID-19 sought treatment at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in recent months that the hospital triaged patients in a tent outside the facility and set up a makeshift ward in the main lobby. Many workers put in 14- and 16-hour shifts to keep the Southern California facility operating during the crisis, …

Pedro Gonzalez (2021-10-22). The Impending Mass Firing of America's Unvaccinated. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-22). If All Refugees Lived In One Place, It Would Be The 17th Most Populous Country. popularresistance.org On 5 October, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a historic, non-legally binding resolution that 'recognises the right to a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment as a human right that is important for the enjoyment of human rights'. Such a right should force governments who sit at the table at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow later this month to think about the grievous harm caused by the polluted system that shapes our lives. In 2016, the World Health Organisation (WHO) pointed out that 92% of the world's population breathes toxic air quality; in the developing world, 98%…

Sara Flounders (2021-10-22). Free U.S. political prisoner Dr. Aafia Siddiqui! workers.org The case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is another great miscarriage of justice in the long history of the U.S. legal-carceral system, which reinforces xenophobia, anti-Muslim prejudice and white supremacy. New York City protest, Oct. 20. Credit: WW PHOTO: Toni Arenstein. Arrested and brought to the United States for a "crime" . . . |

Kris Hamel (2021-10-22). Detroit activists say NO to capitalist World Economic Forum. liberationnews.org PACT will be holding a demonstration and speak-out October 25 at noon at Campus Martius Park across from Gilbert's headquarters in downtown Detroit.

F. William Engdahl (2021-10-22). The Green Agenda and the Plan to Collapse the Industrial World Economy. globalresearch.ca

Pepe Escobar (2021-10-22). From Russia, with (Taliban) Love. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-10-22). Audit of Voting Notebooks for 21N Regional Elections Ready. orinocotribune.com On Wednesday, October 21, the audit of the voting notebooks, which will be used in the upcoming regional and municipal elections scheduled for November 21, concluded. | The audit took place in the warehouse of the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Guarenas, Miranda state, with witnesses from political parties together with technical personnel from the electoral body. As stated in a press release on CNE's Twitter, the audit certified that the data in the statistical sample of the audit was found to be consistent with the voting desk (number of voting centers and desks) and with the electoral roll database. |

SAM (2021-10-22). Can Billionaires Save the World? inequality.org

Kenya Elliott (2021-10-22). Right wing Democrats aim to gut social program budget — Will Biden capitulate? liberationnews.org Right-wing Democrats in Congress remain determined to kill some of the most important measures included in the Biden administration's social program budget as the self-imposed deadline of October 31st to reach an agreement approaches.

David Cenciotti (2021-10-22). NATO's Annual Nuclear Strike Exercise Underway in Southern Europe. globalresearch.ca

Asa Winstanley (2021-10-22). David Miller was cleared of anti-Semitism, leaked document shows. electronicintifada.net "No case to answer," said lawyer instructed by Bristol university.

Staff (2021-10-22). Former CITGO Executives to Remain in Prison, House Arrest Measure Revoked. orinocotribune.com On Saturday, October 16, six former Venezuelan executives of the state-owned oil company CITGO, a subsidiary of PDVSA, were taken to jail again, according to sources in the judiciary. They had been under house arrest since April this year after being convicted for crimes of embezzlement. Relatives and lawyers confirmed this information. The criminal court that is handling their case revoked their house arrest measure. | One of those executives is José àÅngel Pereira, former president of CITGO. Pereira was sentenced to 13 years and seven months in prison for embezzlement, entering into an agreement with a co…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-22). CDC: Risk Of Dying From Covid Is 11 Times Higher For Unvaccinated Adults. moguldom.com Unvaccinated adults are 11 times more likely to die from covid-19 than those who are fully vaccinated, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data from August also showed that unvaccinated adults were six times as likely to test positive for covid-19, and 19 times more likely to be …

PAI (2021-10-22). News Guild on verge of representing majority of workers in troubled industry. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—The News Guild has gained so many newspaper members in the last two years, due to workers' decisions to battle hedge fund takeovers and mergers that have devastated the industry, that it's on the verge of representing more than half of all newspaper workers in North America, its officers reported to its convention in …

Omar Zahzah (2021-10-22). Why Sally Rooney's critics are wrong. electronicintifada.net Author vilified by apartheid apologists.

Elizabeth Woodworth (2021-10-22). COVID-19 and the Shadowy "Trusted News Initiative" globalresearch.ca Exposing this uncanny censorship of eminent voices is especially vital to the fate of children and youth, who are being aggressively targeted for low-benefit, sometimes lethal, inoculations.

Marty Mulcahy (2021-10-22). Unions cheer resurrection of Michigan's prevailing wage law protecting construction worker pay. peoplesworld.org LANSING, Mich. (PAI)—And just like that, Michigan's prevailing wage law made a comeback. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Michigan will again require contractors to pay prevailing wage on state-sponsored taxpayer-funded construction projects. Prevailing wage has been the single most important law that governs construction worker wages, but efforts by conservative lawmakers over the years reduced …

Stephen Sefton (2021-10-22). Why Defending Nicaragua Is Important. globalresearch.ca

Dana Sanchez (2021-10-22). Walmart Will Allow Bitcoin To Be Purchased At Kiosks In Stores. moguldom.com Shoppers can buy Bitcoin at kiosks in Walmart, the world's largest company by revenue, in a pilot program that kicked off earlier this month in 200 U.S. stores. Walmart made a deal with Coinstar, which operates kiosks that accept U.S. coins in exchange for dollar bills and gift cards, to start offering Bitcoin, Walmart spokeswoman Molly …

_____ (2021-10-22). Tulalip Fishermen To Appear In Skagit Court Monday. popularresistance.org I am a Tulalip Tribal member, Treaty fishermen, and elected member of the Tulalip Board of Directors. My Indian name from my father's side is Wanbdi Wan Wanna Kinyan, which in English means "Eagle Who Takes Flight." | For the last six years, Anthony Paul and I have been the target of a racially motivated criminal investigation and prosecution by the State of Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). But we are not the real target. The State's real target is Tulalip Treaty rights. The real target is our way of life. On Monday, October 25, 2021 at 9 AM, we will appear in Skagit County Superior Court in M…

Ann Brown (2021-10-22). Condi Rice Condemns CRT: It Makes White People Feel Guilty, Black People Disempowered. moguldom.com Former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, who served under both Bush presidencies, is not a fan of critical race theory (CRT) because she says it makes white people feel "guilty" and disempowers Black people. "The way we're talking about race is that it … seems so big that somehow white people now have to feel …

_____ (2021-10-22). Colin Powell's Own Staff Had Warned Him Against His War Lies. popularresistance.org Can you imagine having an opportunity to address the United Nations Security Council about a matter of great global importance, with all the world's media watching, and using it to… well, to make shit up — to lie with a straight face, and with a CIA director propped up behind you, I mean to spew one world-class, for-the-record-books stream of bull, to utter nary a breath without a couple of whoppers in it, and to look like you really mean it all? What gall. What an insult to the entire world that would be.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-10-22). Roaming Charges: General of Deception. counterpunch.org In thinking about Colin Powell on the day of his death, I kept flashing back to one of the greatest, if most opaque, novels about what we might loosely call the American project: Melville's The Confidence Man. The first, maybe only prerequisite, for a conman is the ability to win people's confidence. Powell had this gift to such an elevated degree that he was able to retain public confidence even after his tricks had been exposed as lethal frauds, over and over again.

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Blinken's Visit To Colombia Is Part Of An Assault On Venezuela. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Venezuela denounced that the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to Colombia is part of a strategy of aggression against the Bolivarian people and institutions. | RELATED: | The White House disrespects Colombians when it tries to use their territory to attack Venezuela at a time when their country "is going through one of the worst social upheavals in its history," Venezuela's Foreign Affairs…

Amy Goodman (2021-10-22). Ahmaud Arbery's Family Worries About Impartiality of Jurors in Murder Trial. truthout.org We go to Brunswick, Georgia, for an update as jury selection began this week in the trial of three white men who fatally shot 25-year-old unarmed man Ahmaud Arbery while he was out for a jog last year. Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael claim they were attempting a "citizen's arrest" of Arbery last February when they pursued him in their pickup truck. Their neighbor, William "Roddie" Bryan, joined the pursuit in his own truck and recorded a cellphone video that would later be released…

George Wuerthner (2021-10-22). The Dixie and Bootleg Fires: Examples of Failed Forest Policy. counterpunch.org As another summer of large fires spread across the West including the Dixie Fire in northern California and the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon, advocates of "active forest management" have declared that we need more vegetation manipulation (i.e. prescribed burning, logging, and thinning—a slightly less severe form of logging) to control large blazes. In light

Bryan Fonseca (2021-10-22). Al Montoya's Mission to Bring More Latinos to Hockey (INTERVIEW). latinorebels.com àÅlvaro "Al" Montoya, the first Cuban American to play in the National Hockey League, wants a more Latino NHL than the one he played in. As the recently appointed director of community outreach for the Stars, he is working to create the change he wants to see.

Editor (2021-10-22). New World Coming: 'Racial Capitalism' with Robin D. G. Kelley. mronline.org James Counts Early is joined by historian and activist Robin D.G. Kelley to discuss Robin's career work on racial capitalism, multiculturalism and identity, and the history of the struggle for socialism.

Esther Schrader (2021-10-22). Rocking On Against Hate: SPLC Senior Fellow Eric K. Ward, who uses music and activism to oppose right-wing extremism, wins international Civil Courage Prize. splcenter.org

WSWS (2021-10-22). Jury selection under way in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery's killers. wsws.org The brutal murder of Arbery and exposure of the attempted state cover-up provided fuel for the international demonstrations against police killings that erupted following the death of George Floyd.

Gabriela Aoun (2021-10-22). A Closer Look at New York's First Farmworkers Union. latinorebels.com Unionizing offers pathways to securing many of the benefits long denied to agricultural workers, like paid time off and safer working conditions. But almost two years since they gained the right to collectively bargain, only 12 out of New York's 58,000 farmworkers have joined a union.

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Chile: Supreme Court Condemns 19 Agents Of The Dictatorship. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Chile's Supreme Court sentenced 19 agents of the defunct National Intelligence Directorate (DINA) to prison for the kidnapping of the brothers Carlos and Aldo Perez during the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990). | RELATED: | In September 1974, these Revolutionary Left Movement (MIR) militants were arrested, tortured, and killed. Judge Hernan Crisosto Greisse determined that Carlos Perez was detained in his office by agents of the Milita…

teleSUR (2021-10-22). China Rejects US And EU Meddling In Taiwan Issue. telesurenglish.net On Friday, Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin called on the United States to act and speak out cautiously when addressing the issue of the Chinese province of Taiwan. | RELATED: | The Chinese diplomat's remarks came in response to the words of President Joe Biden who said on Thursday that the United States would intervene if China invaded Taiwan. He also dared to affirm that China, Russia and the rest of the w…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-22). NATO's Caucasus envoy denounces Russian "aggression" in Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Secretary General's Special Representative Meets Georgian Officials in Tbilisi Spanish diplomat Javier Colomina, who took the office of the NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia back in September paid his first official visit to Georgia. On October 19-20, he met with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense of …

Anonymous007 (2021-10-22). Putin Speaks Of Taliban, Ukraine, Values And Energy At The Valdai Club. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 21st, Russian President Vladimir Putin held discussions with members of the Valdai club, after giving an address. | Notably, Putin said that the world was moving towards recognizing the Taliban movement and that Washington and Moscow were on the right track following the Geneva summit. | He also thanked Europe for the sanctions."A thank you goes to the Europeans for sanctions in the field of agriculture." They triggered retaliatory steps and encouraged investment in import subst…

Editor (2021-10-22). The 'Democratic Majority for Israel' is a hate organization. mronline.org I argued in my last article that the hatred coming from the Jewish community is not confronted because it comes in the guise of fighting antisemitism. Ten days ago we saw another example of this hatred that has no name.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-22). Slovenian left slams rising police repression under right-wing government. peoplesdispatch.org The Left in Slovenia, Levica, demanded the immediate resignation of interior minister Ales Hojs, who is being held directly responsible for police violence and excessive use of force against anti-government protesters in capital Ljubljana…

Shimbun Akahata (2021-10-22). Japanese Communists rally opposition parties to elect 'a pro-people government'. peoplesworld.org TOKYO—At a street rally held near Tokyo's JR Ikebukuro Station on Oct. 14, Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo appealed to a large audience, "Let's put an end to the Liberal Democratic-Komei coalition government and establish a pro-people government!" Video of the rally was broadcast live on YouTube to an online audience of at least …

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Rick Rozoff (2021-10-22). UN: Turkey among nations chastising China over Uyghurs in Xinjiang. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com 43 countries including Turkey call on China to respect Uyghur rights Forty-three countries including Turkey on Thursday at the United Nations urged China to "ensure full respect for the rule of law" with regard to the Muslim Uyghur community in Xinjiang, where human rights violations remain "particularly" worrying. "We call on China to allow immediate, …

Jia Hong (2021-10-22). Half a Million South Korean Workers Walk Off Jobs in General Strike. zcomm.org South Korean workers have thrown down the gauntlet, and we should all pay close attention…

Editor (2021-10-22). A different sort of truth. mronline.org In the novel released this year, Mohamedou Ould Slahi offers a glimpse of the world he created to escape Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, writes Alexander Hartwiger.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-22). Colin Powell: Establishment Warrior. counterpunch.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

Don Fitz (2021-10-22). Challenge Capitalist Use of Agriculture as a Weapon of Domination. zcomm.org It is time to take action against corporate methods of agriculture which poison the food our families eat…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-22). U.S., Ukraine accelerating military cooperation, integration: envoy. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine, U.S. accelerating defense cooperation — Ambassador Markarova Cooperation between Ukraine and the United States in the field of security and defense is currently gaining pace, including through developing new areas of cooperation, while the Pentagon chief's recent visit to Kyiv only confirms this push. That's according to Ukraine's Ambassador to the USA, Oksana Markarova, …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-22). Systemic Crisis Further Exposes Inequalities: Poor Women's Global Struggle Against Hunger and Pandemic. libya360.wordpress.com Mision_VerdadWomen have borne the brunt of hunger and inequality during the pandemic (Photo: Marek Studzinski / Pixabay) Without a doubt, the global pandemic of covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the economy and, consequently, on the population. Its appearance has accelerated a systemic crisis that was already underway, and has brought to light the…

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-10-22). California releases new proposal to ban oil drilling near communities. nationofchange.org "We are committed to protecting public health, the economy and our environment as we transition to a greener future that reckons with the realities of the climate crisis we're all facing."

Editor2 (2021-10-22). The Killing of Gaddafi 10 Years ago has Resulted in the Death of the Nation of Libya and the Destruction of its People. orinocotribune.com By Richard Medhurst — Oct 20, 2021 | Muammar Gaddafi led his nation to become the wealthiest in all of Africa. A decade after his demise, it is riven by tribalism, terrorism and slavery, all because the West could not allow an Arab leader to succeed. | There was never really an 'Arab Spring' in Libya the way there was in Egypt or Tunisia. Protests were much smaller, and as time went on to show, the biggest players turned out to be extremist groups and foreign actors, each trying to get a slice of the country. | NATO's bombing of Libya and support for rebels seeking to overthrow Gaddafi had little to do with…

Thomas Knapp (2021-10-22). Powell Lied, People Died; Justice Delayed is Justice Denied. counterpunch.org On October 19, 96-year-old Irmgard Furchner appeared in a German court to answer charges of aiding and abetting 11,412 murders. The murders took place between 1943 and 1945 at the Stutthof concentration camp, where a much younger Furchner worked as secretary to the camp's commandant. A day before Furchner's indictment, Colin Powell, the US government's

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-22). Reuters: NATO develops master plan for war, including nuclear war, with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Regarding the statement "as Russia develops advanced weapons systems and sends troops and equipment closer to the borders of allies," in fact Russian deployments, to the extent they occur, are exclusively to its own borders and within its own territory as NATO steadily encroaches on and surrounds Russia with troops, armor, ground- and ship-based anti-ballistic …

Molly Davis (2021-10-22). Illinois Bans Cops From Lying to Kids; Your State Should be Next. counterpunch.org Cateresa Matthews was only 14 when she was brutally raped and murdered in Illinois in 1991 — and police botched her investigation. They sent five innocent boys to prison scapegoating justice for her family. In 2012, after spending a cumulative 78 years in prison for a crime they didn't commit, all five were exonerated by

Hector Luis Alamo (2021-10-22). Poll: Biden Support Falls Among All Americans, Especially Independents and Latinos. latinorebels.com While the pandemic has certainly hurt Biden's support among Latinos, so has the economy. And Latino support for Biden on immigration is even lower.

Tehreem Sultan (2021-10-22). Court of Justice of the EU allows prohibition of religious symbols in the workplace. ukhumanrightsblog.com The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) sparked controversy with its recent judgment passed down in IX v Wabe eV and MH Màºller Handels GmbH v MJ. This case required the CJEU to again consider the right to freedom of religion. It ruled that employers can ban workers from observing religious symbols, including …

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Montonera Mother Who Fought Against Argentine Dictatorship Died. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Argentina's "Sons for Identity & Justice Against Oblivion and Silence" (HIJOS) regretted the death of Thelma Jara, a member of the May Square Mothers who fought against the crimes of Jorge Videla's dictatorship (1976-1983). | RELATED: | "Farewell, dearest Thelma. Our sincerest condolences to your family and friends. No forgetfulness or forgiveness for the Videla dictatorship's crimes!" HIJOS stated. | In 1979, the dictatorship kidnapped an…

Eve Ottenberg (2021-10-22). The Rightwing Horror That Won't Go Away. counterpunch.org Trump may belong to that select club of presidents whose arrogance matches that of our generals. Early in his presidency, he horrified some official by asking why we had H-bombs if we couldn't use them? While it's true he didn't start any new wars, don't try telling that to Chinese leadership. They clearly believed he was a nut ready to nuke them. After all, at a certain point you have to take the most powerful man on the planet at his word, and if he's babbling about China being a threat, enemy number one and a country that deliberately concocted and released a global plague killing millions of people, because,…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-22). Black Sea-Caucasus buildup: Turkish delegation in Georgia to shore up cooperation on military aircraft. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Visit of the Turkish delegation to Tbilaviamsheni Deputy Defense Minister Zurab spokesperson and joint-stock company TAM general director Mikhail Oglishvili Georgia met with a Turkish delegation, the company " Tusashis " Executive Director Temel Kotilovs (sp?) and Vice-President of Aviation Atilla Dogan hosted. At the meeting, the sides discussed cooperation between Georgia and Turkey and …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-22). At Least 16 Killed In Fire At Explosive Factory In Russia. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 22, a fire broke out in the workshop of the company "Razryad", which produces explosives n Russian region of Ryazan. According to the preliminary data, 16 people were killed as a result of the incident. | According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, an explosion took place in the workshop where gunpowder was stored, in the village of Lesnoye. It was localized on an area of 160 sq. m. The workshop buildings have been completely destroyed. | There were 17 people in the workshop at the time of the incident. According to the Ministry of Health, 16 people were killed. Th…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-22). Erdogan blasts world media over "the Karabakh war, our countries, the Turkic world" and "fictional 'genocide'" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com In 44-day war in Karabakh, we witnessed two-faced behavior of int'l media — Erdogan "This is not the first and nor the last example of media sanctions against the realities associated with the Karabakh war, our countries, the Turkic world. We are faced with a similar attitude on many issues related to our history, national …

Gérard Delépine (2021-10-22). High Recorded Mortality in Countries Categorized as "Covid-19 Vaccine Champions". The Vaccinated Suffer from Increased Risk of Mortality compared to the Non-vaccinated. globalresearch.ca This "health strategy" based on false simulations, lies, promises never kept, propaganda and the fear campaign has become unbearable. In turn it has been followed by the extortion of consent to be vaccinated, by outright blackmail.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-22). US detention of Afghan man at Guantanamo is illegal, says court. peoplesdispatch.org Assadullah Gul has spent 14 years at the Guantanamo detention center without being formally charged and tried. He is one of the 39 remaining detainees and underwent physical and psychological torture…

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