Daily Archives: November 3, 2021

2021-11-03: News Headlines

Daniela Jimenez (2021-11-03). Facebook Censors Sandinistas in Nicaragua Days Before Presidential Elections. orinocotribune.com Social media corporation Facebook, now called Meta, reported that it eliminated an alleged network of trolling accounts aimed at national audiences in Nicaragua. However, activists and supporters of Daniel Ortega's government allege that their accounts were closed without prior notice and clarified that they are not trolls. | This was stated by Sandinista activist Ligia Sevilla, who reported that she was censored by the social media platform due to content she posted in support of the government of Daniel Ortega, and against the interests of the right-wing opposition in the Central American country, but above all…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Trial of fascist shooter Kyle Rittenhouse begins in Kenosha, Wisconsin. wsws.org The jury trial of the vigilante gunman, who was 17 years old when he shot and killed two protesters and wounded a third in Kenosha in August 2020, began on Tuesday.

_____ (2021-11-03). Justice for Assange Is Justice for All. strategic-culture.org By John PILGER | When I first saw Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison, in 2019, shortly after he had been dragged from his refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy, he said, "I think I am losing my mind." | He was gaunt and emaciated, his eyes hollow and the thinness of his arms was emphasized by a yellow identifying cloth tied around his left arm, an evocative symbol of institutional control. | For all but the two hours of my visit, he was confined to a solitary cell in a wing known as "healthcare", an Orwellian name. In the cell next to him a deeply disturbed man screamed through the night. Another occupant suffered from…

WSWS (2021-11-03). New studies show mood disorders heighten risk of severe COVID illness and death. wsws.org Individuals suffering from mood disorders are more likely to be poor and to have limited access to preventative healthcare.

Brian Berletic (2021-11-03). US Economic Warfare vs China: Adrian Zenz & Xinjiang Cotton Lies. newatlas.report November 3, 2021 (The New Atlas — Brian Berletic) — Adrian Zenz is regularly cited as the source regarding alleged abuses in Xinjiang, China. More recently, his reports have become the cornerstone of not only accusations against China regarding supposed "forced labor," but also the justification for sanctions imposed by the US. He is regularly …

_____ (2021-11-03). The Situation in Syria Continues to Escalate. journal-neo.org The situation in Syria in the coming days could seriously heat up due to several factors. In the north of the country, this is due to Turkey's active redeployment of hundreds of soldiers and military equipment to the border in recent days, in particular tanks, artillery, multiple rocket launchers, and air defense systems. This military …

WSWS (2021-11-03). Hunger strike by New York City taxi drivers against crushing debt nearing the end of its second week. wsws.org New York City taxi drivers are suffering under horrendous debt loads due to predatory lending practices compounded by the effects of the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-11-03). Democratic Party suffers debacle in gubernatorial elections. wsws.org The Democrats' emphasis on identity politics is opening the door for Trump, whose political fortunes were substantially strengthened by Tuesday's vote.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-03). FBI Sat On Bombshell Footage From Kyle Rittenhouse Shooting. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Originally published on ZeroHedge | On Tuesday, opening statements in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, an18-year-old aspiring police officer accused of fatally shooting two men and wounding a third on the night of Aug. 25, 2020, as BLM riots raged in the streets of Kenosha in response to a white-on-black police shooting. | While prosecutors have slapped the teen with two counts of homicide and one count of attempted homicide, Rittenhouse has pleaded not guilty to all charges, claiming self…

Nan McCurdy (2021-11-03). Electoral Contras: U.S. Plotting to Sabotage Nicaraguan Democracy Yet Again. covertactionmagazine.com But Nicaraguans Will Not Let the Evil Empire Dictate Who They Vote for, with Sandinista Revolutionary Leader Daniel Ortega Poised …

Peter Bolton (2021-11-03). Socialist International's Parroting of US Line on Nicaragua Shows What a Worthless Fossil It's Become. orinocotribune.com By Peter Bolton — Nov 1, 2021 | On October 25, about two weeks before Nicaragua's 2021 presidential election, the Socialist International (SI) released a statement titled Nicaragua: A Contemporary Victim of Absolute Power. Given the steady stream of tendentious twaddle about Nicaragua that's been disseminated from Washington and dutifully repeated by the corporate-owned media, one might reasonably assume that the global federation of social democratic and labor parties would at least provide some semblance of balance. | But far from adding nuance, the statement reads as if it were a press release sent direct…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-03). Facebook whistleblower's revelation on 'profits over safety' model. peoplesdispatch.org Senior journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and tech expert Bappa Sinha discuss the Frances Haugen revelations on Facebook, the perils of its business model and what can be done to regulate the company…

Luis Bonilla-Molina (2021-11-03). La caja de bobos más grande que pueda existir: El METAverso de Facebook. globalizacion.ca Mark Zuckerberg acaba de anunciar que desde el 1 de diciembre la empresa Facebook pasará a llamarse META. Esto tiene dos implicaciones, una de carácter empresarial para legitimar y construir viabilidad jurídica a una de las operaciones más importantes que…

_____ (2021-11-03). The Manufacture of Decline. strategic-culture.org Americans suffer the same disabilities as the Europeans of 1919: They cannot think. They cannot speak plainly among themselves. | By Patrick LAWRENCE"We modern civilizations have learned to recognize that we are mortal like the others. We had heard tell of whole worlds vanished, of empires foundered … sunk to the inexplorable depths of the centuries with their gods and laws, their academies and their pure and applied sciences, their grammars, dictionaries, classics … their critics and the critics of their critics…. We could not count them. But these wrecks, after all, were of no concern of ours." | That is…

WSWS (2021-11-03). US-led media campaign to "open up" China—an echo of the Opium Wars. wsws.org While the US is not at this point resorting to military force, the media campaign to demand an end to China's COVID-19 public health restrictions does recall the barbaric methods employed by imperialism in the 19th Century.

Karen Conner (2021-11-03). Preview: What to Look for in the October Jobs Report. cepr.net (The monthly Employment Situation is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, November 5 at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) | The rate of employment growth has slowed sharply in the last two months, averaging just 280,000 jobs a month. However, this is not a story of weak demand for labor. The index of aggregate weekly hours rose by 0.8 percent in September. This suggests that employers who were unable to hire more workers instead met their demand by increasing hours. The September increase in hours would be equivalent to adding 1.2 million workers if the average workweek had remained unchanged.

Jim McMahan (2021-11-03). Prisoners win minimum wage victory. workers.org Incarcerated workers on strike against horrific conditions at the Northwest Detention Center were supported by La Resistencia, Dec. 15, 2020. Seattle After years of hunger strikes, immigrant workers detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., have won the right to be paid for their labor at the same . . . |

Emir Sader (2021-11-03). Chile: Laboratorio de experiencias políticas de América Latina. globalizacion.ca Engels llamó a Francia el laboratorio de experiencias políticas, donde los acontecimientos se desarrollarían de la forma más radical, desde la Revolución de 1789, pasando por la Revolución de 1848, hasta llegar a la Comuna de París. Chile es el…

Mohammad Ersan (2021-11-03). Jordan: Journalists calling out corruption muzzled by cybercrime laws. middleeasteye.net Jordan: Journalists calling out corruption muzzled by cybercrime laws | Much of the media, and many ordinary citizens, forced to self censure as thousands find themselves in court for stating their views on social media | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 12: 05 | Political activists outside detained owner Kameel al-Zoubi's coffee stand in Ramtha District gather to buy drinks as a token of their support (MEE/Ja…

ecns.cn (2021-11-03). No empty slogans needed in addressing climate change: China's UN envoy. ecns.cn Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), said on Tuesday that tackling climate change needs firm commitment and continued actions, not empty slogans.

C.J. Atkins (2021-11-03). Democrats can avoid midterm election disaster by running on their actual agenda. peoplesworld.org

Heather L. Weaver (2021-11-03). A Mississippi City Blocked a Proposed Mosque Due to Anti-Muslim Prejudice, We're Suing. aclu.org There are 13 churches in Horn Lake, Mississippi. But there are no mosques, and there never will be if city officials get their way. Earlier this year, the city's Planning Commission and Board of Aldermen denied site-plan approval for the Abraham House of God mosque, even though the property for the proposed mosque is zoned for houses of worship and the city's own staff determined that the application met or exceeded all requirements. One Alderman ominously warned, "if you let them build it, they will come," exhorting his fellow board members to "stop it before it gets here." | This type of bigotry has no place…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-03). Iran claims to have thwarted US attempt to steal oil from its ship in Sea of Oman. peoplesdispatch.org According to the Tasnim News Agency, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps personnel landed on a tanker which the US was trying to confiscate and later steered it into Iranian waters…

_____ (2021-11-03). Election Outcome in Georgia Leaves Many Asking: "And What Now?" journal-neo.org Now the votes are counted in the Georgian municipal elections there are no surprises, and the reactions are what you would have expected. Georgians didn't have much of a real choice between the two main political parties on Election Day, or during the runoff held on October 30. Those who came out to cast their …

Staff (2021-11-03). Samidoun salutes Filipino leader, martyr Ka Oris. samidoun.net On October 29, Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos, leader of the New People's Army of the Philippines was killed together with his comrade Ka Pika, in a cowardly ambush by the reactionary forces of the Philippines state army. Ka Oris was on his way to a medical check-up when he and Ka Pika were gunned down […] | The article

Staff (2021-11-03). CNE President: We will Investigate Electoral Campaign Violations — 21N Mega-Elections. orinocotribune.com The president of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, assured this Tuesday, November 2, that as of the day before the electoral authority had begun investigations into possible violations of the electoral campaign regulations. Venezuela's upcoming regional and municipal elections are scheduled for Sunday, November 21. | In this year's electoral campaign regulations, social networks were added as an authorized means of transmission of messages. Thus, the accounts of political parties are being observed. | Calzadilla also pointed out that the CNE has a record of all official accounts of t…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-03). Ukraine moves armored vehicles, artillery toward Donetsk border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian army deploys 20 tanks and 6 howitzers to railway station on Gorlovka direction Ukrainian armed forces deployed military equipment to a populated area and a railway station on the Gorlovka direction, the DPR [Donetsk People's Republic] deputy chief-of-staff Eduard Basurin said. "In violation of Article 3 of the Additional Measures, 32 pieces of weapons …

Final Straw (2021-11-03). Final Straw: Asheville Survival Program. itsgoingdown.org Long-running anarchist radio and podcast show, Final Straw, presents a interview with the autonomous mutual aid project, Asheville Survival Program. Listen and Download HERE Asheville Survival Program is an autonomous mutual aid network formed in early 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in so-called Asheville, NC. They are building mutual aid with oppressed…

Martha Grevatt (2021-11-03). Strikers vote down second contract at John Deere. workers.org John Deere strikers in Waterloo, Iowa, with supporters from Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union who brought food and supplies Oct. 29. Bulletin: This article was written before the contract vote. On Nov. 2 John Deere UAW members voted down the second contract, 55% against. They remain on strike. Members . . . |

_____ (2021-11-03). Biden's 'Global Tax' And The 40-Year US Corporate Tax 'Shell Game'. popularresistance.org The corporate media in recent days has been busy resurrecting and re-reporting the deal negotiated weeks ago by Janet Yellen, US Treasury Secretary, to get 100+ other nations to sign on to and introduce a 15% global corporate alternative tax in their countries. | But why is the mainstream media bringing it up again now? Is it to soften the blow of Biden's repeal of his proposal to hike corporate taxes in the US from Trump's 21% to 26%? (It was 35% pre-Trump)? Or is there something else as well that explains why the media is running the global tax story that's already weeks old? | The global sign on to Biden's 15%…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-03). Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah facing forced expulsion reject Israeli court's 'compromise deal'. peoplesdispatch.org The Israeli supreme court had offered the Palestinians 'protected tenants' status in exchange for them recognizing temporary Jewish ownership of their homes and paying a symbolic rent to the Israeli settler organization involved in the so-called 'property dispute' in Sheikh Jarrah…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-03). Billionaire Chamath Admits He Dumped His Tesla Shares After Telling Cult Fans 'Don't Sell'. moguldom.com Billionaire venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya admits that he dumped his Tesla shares over the last year despite telling cult fans not to sell because he believed the stock would double or triple in value. The founder of venture firm Social Capital, Palihapitiya has a cult following among amateur traders. He's a big fan of SPACs — …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-03). War is near: Lugansk warns of Ukrainian aggression. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As Kiev fans tensions in Donbass, Lugansk leader calls for getting ready for escalation The Lugansk People's Republic should brace up for an aggravation on the engagement line in Donbass due to Kiev's policies that exacerbate the conflict, the LPR's leader, Leonid Pasechnik, said on Wednesday. In his context, he recalled the Ukrainian forces' seizure …

Bill Meyer (2021-11-03). High quality documentaries at Toronto International Film Festival. peoplesworld.org Documentaries are always of high quality at the Toronto International Film Festival, selected by a stellar team of programmers. Some of the highly recommended docs were reviewed in previous columns including Attica, Wochiigii lo: End of the Peace, Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11 and Oscar Peterson: Black + White. The Oscar doc was only one …

Fight Back (2021-11-03). Appleton, WI: SDS rallies for $15 an hour for students on campus. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI – The Appleton Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Sunrise Fox Valley are continuing the "Fight for $15'' at Lawrence University. This campaign seeks to increase the on-campus student worker minimum wage to $15 per hour. At the moment, the average student worker is undercompensated with a meagre $7.25 wage, which is unable to meet the rising costs of tuition and other exorbitant living expenses. | Through consistent agitation and numerous flyer drives, Appleton SDS has been able to gain the support of hundreds of student workers and other sympathetic allies. With the assistance of S…

_____ (2021-11-03). On the 50th Anniversary of PRC's Membership in the UN; the Taiwan Factor. journal-neo.org The eve of the 50th anniversary of PRC's membership in the UN served as a pretext for another propaganda attack by Washington against its primary geopolitical opponent. Recall Resolution No. 2578, "Restoration of the lawful rights of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations," adopted by the General Assembly on October 25, 1971, …

Ann Brown (2021-11-03). MAGA Ain't Playin': New Poll Shows 30 Percent Of Republicans Say Violence May Be Necessary To Save United States. moguldom.com Almost one in three Republicans polled in a recent study agree with this statement, "Because things have gotten so far off track, true American patriots may have to resort to violence to save our country." The findings come from the Public Religion Research Institute, a nonprofit research and education organization that studies political issues as they …

Vijay Prashad (2021-11-03). Ecuador's neoliberal government announces state emergency to impose austerity. peoplesdispatch.org On October 18, 2021, Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso

Anonymous (2021-11-03). Palestine in Pictures: October 2021. electronicintifada.net A monthly roundup of photographs documenting Palestine, Palestinian life, politics and culture, and international solidarity with Palestine.

Chauncey K. Robinson (2021-11-03). 'Rust' shooting was avoidable: Put worker safety center stage in Hollywood. peoplesworld.org It can be hard to connect the glitz and glamour of Hollywood film and television to the real-world work that goes into making it all possible. Yet it has become clear, as details emerge regarding the tragic shooting on the set of the movie Rust, that the safety of workers on the job at film …

Fight Back (2021-11-03). Jacksonville demands police accountability, demands reinstatement of Safer Together Committee. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL — Around 50 community members came together outside of City Hall, October 26, to rally for the re-instatement of the "Safer Together Committee" by the City Council. The rally was led by the Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC) and joined by the Northside Coalition of Jacksonville, Students for A Democratic Society, Take Em Down Jax, Florida Rising, and Women's March Jacksonville. | The rally began at 4 p.m. with the crowd chanting "People! Power!" while various news stations set up to collect footage of the event. Michael Sampson, a leader of JCAC, kicked off the rally by demandi…

Fredric Bauer, Tobias Dan Nielsen (2021-11-03). Oil companies are ploughing money into fossil-fueled plastics production at a record rate—new research. nationofchange.org Around the world, around the clock, the plastics we use every day are produced at facilities on an almost incomprehensible scale that some suggest we now live in an era best labelled the plasticene.

Abbie Vansickle, Weihua Li (2021-11-03). Black girls top list of teens hurt by the police. peoplesworld.org HAGERSTOWN, Md. — On a warm September Sunday in 2016, a small Black teenager in a pink T-shirt biked through narrow city streets and rolled into an intersection. So did a Chevy Cruze, driven by an 85-year-old man heading home from church. The next thing 15-year-old Brianna Stuart knew, she was lying dazed on the …

Robert Reich (2021-11-03). What happened to the party of limited government? nationofchange.org The Republican Party now poses a clear and present threat even to the values it once espoused.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-03). Scranton School System forces teachers to strike. peoplesworld.org SCRANTON, Pa. —After years with no contract, and school board demands for big increases in teachers' share of health care costs, teachers and staff in the Scranton, Pa., school district, members of Teachers (AFT) Local 1147, were forced to strike Nov. 3. "See us on the picket lines. Scranton educators, parents, and students have sacrificed …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-03). Brotherly blaring/braying: Azerbaijani military band in Turkey to celebrate "Victory Day" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijani MoD: Orchestra of Azerbaijan Military Academy has left for Turkey The Military Orchestra of the Azerbaijan Military Academy named after Heydar Aliyev has left for Ankara to participate in several events to be held in Turkey on the occasion of the Victory Day anniversary, the Ministry of Defence told APA [Azeri Press Agency].

Dean Baker (2021-11-03). Combatting Global Warming: The Solution to China's Demographic "Crisis" cepr.net There have been numerous news articles in recent years telling us that China faces a demographic crisis. The basic story is that the market reforms put in place in the late 1970s, together with country's one-child policy, led to many fewer children being born in the last four decades. As a result, the number of current workers entering retirement, exceeds the size of the cohorts entering the workforce, leading to a stagnant or declining workforce. This is supposed to be a crisis. | I used the word "supposed" because it is not in any way obvious that a declining workforce is any sort of crisis. We see shifts of po…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-03). Election 2021: Republicans make some major gains but not everywhere. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Except for the Boston and Atlanta mayoral races and numerous local elections scattered around the country, Election 2021 was not the night the Democratic Party and many of the people's movements had hoped for. Pro-worker candidates especially in Virginia but elsewhere took major hits. In Boston, however, there was an outstanding victory by the progressive …

Reynard Loki (2021-11-03). COP26: Will Humanity's 'Last and Best Chance' to Save Earth's Climate Succeed? | Take Action Tuesday @EarthFoodLife. independentmediainstitute.org There is a chance we can prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis, but world leaders must hold businesses accountable and listen to Indigenous communities. By Reynard Loki, Independent Media Institute 11 min read It would be an understatement to say that there is a lot riding on COP26, the international climate talks currently …

ecns.cn (2021-11-03). Disposable income rises in China's Tibet. ecns.cn Rural and urban residents of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region witnessed rapid growth in disposable income in the first nine months of the year, according to local authorities.

_____ (2021-11-03). Yemen on the Brink of Disaster, Poverty, and Extinction. journal-neo.org UNICEF Spokesperson James Elder has just returned from Yemen with some tragic news about children living in what the United Nations calls the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Speaking at a press briefing in Geneva, he said: "The Yemen conflict has just hit another shameful milestone: 10,000 children have been killed or maimed since …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-03). Regional crisis worsens: Poland summons Belarus envoy over "armed intrusions" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Poland summons Belarusian envoy over border intrusion Poland's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it had summoned the Belarusian chargé d'affaires after Belarus staged an armed intrusion into Polish territory in a deliberate escalation of a migrant crisis at the two countries' shared border. The foreign ministry in Warsaw said in a statement that "unidentified uniformed …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-03). Pentagon reactivates artillery command for war in Europe. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Army Europe and Africa reactivates the 56th Artillery Command U.S. Army Europe and Africa will conduct a reactivation ceremony for the 56th Artillery Command, the European Theater's Fires Command, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. on Allen Field, Lucius D. Clay Kaserne, Wiesbaden, Germany. The 56th Artillery Command will plan and coordinate the employment of …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-03). Canadian warplanes ready to clash with Russia over Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Canadian Fighters Protect Romanian Airspace The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has been flying their CF-188s out of Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania since early September supporting NATO's enhanced Air Policing. The Canadian detachment consists of 170 personnel and six RCAF CF-188s over the past two months. Canadian and Romanian personnel have worked closely together …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-03). Free Game: 6 Tips From 'Bitcoin & Black America' Author Isaiah Jackson. moguldom.com Crypto expert Isaiah Jackson has been very successful with bitcoin and he wants to help the Black community do the same. It's why he published "Bitcoin & Black America" in 2019 and continues to be an influential thought leader who gives free game on how best to move in the space. Through his book, his …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-03). NATO air, naval forces continue war games in the Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Allied Air Forces Around the Black Sea Set for Another Week of Multinational Exercise Castle Forge Another week of training is underway for the Romanian and Bulgarian Air Forces with their guests from the U.S. Air Force and their F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft, starting November 1. The F-15E Strike Eagles have returned to Borcea Air …

PAI (2021-11-03). Impasse in talks may force 6,300 U of C faculty, 500 librarians to strike. peoplesworld.org SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—A university system-declared impasse after two years of bargaining may force some 6,300 teaching, non-tenured faculty, plus 500 librarians, at the University of California system to strike. Though yet another bargaining session is scheduled for Nov. 10—and is open to the public and supporters via Zoom starting at 2 pm Pacific Time—the two …

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-11-03). The homogenisation of education. mronline.org Education in post-independence India was supposed not just to provide knowledge and skills to students, but also to facilitate the process of "nation-building" (to use a clumsy word).

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2021-11-03). Economic inequality means retirement insecurity for most U.S. households. mronline.org This is far from a "hot take": financial wealth in the United States is highly concentrated, with most households, especially Black and Hispanic households, owning few financial assets…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-03). NATO chief meets queen, thanks Denmark for heading up Iraq mission, role in "enhanced forward presence in the eastern part of the Alliance" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Secretary General thanks Denmark for its strong contributions to NATO NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised Denmark for its strong contributions to NATO during a visit to Copenhagen on Wednesday (3 November 2021). Meeting with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, the Secretary General thanked Denmark for leading NATO Mission Iraq and participating in NATO's enhanced forward …

Montreal Counter-Info (2021-11-03). Likhts'amisyu Territory: Report on Blockade Erected in Response to Arrest of Chief Dtsa'hyl. itsgoingdown.org The following action report was submitted anonymously to Montreal Counter-Info, and details a blockade erected on Wet'suwet'en territory following ongoing repression by RCMP and Coastal Gaslink. For more background, go here. photo: @M_Tol On Wednesday morning an action was put into effect in response to…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-11-03). COP 26: Can a singing, dancing rebellion save the world? nationofchange.org COP Twenty-six! That is how many times the UN has assembled world leaders to try to tackle the climate crisis. But the United States is producing more oil and natural gas than ever; the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere and global temperatures are both still rising; and we are already experiencing the …

Editor (2021-11-03). Cuban Leader: The U.S. Government is the true organizer and promoter of the provocation planned for November in Cuba (+video). mronline.org Polanco Fuentes drew attention to how as soon as the march was announced, it received public support from U.S. legislators, political operators and the media that encourage actions against the Cuban people, try to destabilize the country and urge military intervention.

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-03). 10 Things To Know About Cancer Risks And Black America. moguldom.com Chadwick Boseman changed the face of pop culture in his role as the Marvel Comics superhero the Black Panther in the groundbreaking 2018 film, but he was already sick with colon cancer and did not have long to enjoy his spectacular success. Boseman died in 2020 at age 43 after a four-year battle with the …

Editor (2021-11-03). What to expect from COP26: climate action, climate justice or greenwashing? mronline.org If Karl Marx and Frederick Engels were writing the Communist Manifesto today, it is not inconceivable that they would begin with the sentence: "A spectre is haunting humanity—the spectre of extinction."

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-03). The Bubble Pumps Of Shiba And Doge Meme Coins Could Have Psychological Bias. moguldom.com A low-priced coin can make investors feel a little richer when they first start buying crypto with a relatively small amount of money. For example, $100 will buy 0.0016 of a single Bitcoin or 1.574 million Shiba Inu (SHIB). It's called unit bias, and it's a natural tendency and way of thinking about value among …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-03). Preparing for all-out war: Ukraine sacks defense minister, "reintegration" minister, deputy prime ministers. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Verkhovna Rada dismisses Defense Minister Andriy Taran The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has dismissed Andriy Taran from…

Johanna Kichton (2021-11-03). People's Action and TakeAction Minnesota Statement on Minneapolis Public Safety Charter Amendment. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action and its member organization, TakeAction Minnesota, today released the following statement by Movement Politics Director Brooke Adams and TakeAction Minnesota Executive Director Elianne Farhat after results came in on a charter amendment in Minneapolis that would transform public safety by replacing the Minneapolis Police Department with a new department …

Janine Jackson (2021-11-03). 'Every turn in this case has been another brick wall, and behind it is Chevron'. mronline.org CounterSpin interview with Paul Paz y Miño on Chevron vs. Steven Donziger.

ecns.cn (2021-11-03). IS claims attack on Afghan military hospital in Kabul. ecns.cn Militants of Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack against a military hospital in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, according to a statement from the group cited in multiple reports on Wednesday.

Joris Leverink (2021-11-03). Defund the global climate wall. roarmag.org This essay was originally published at Photo: US border patrol is detaining immigrants from Latin America. Yuma, Arizona. May, 2021. Ringo Chiu / Shutterstock.com | At a National Security Council meeting in September, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken

Ann Brown (2021-11-03). Star ATL Falcons Receiver Calvin Ridley Steps Away From NFL Over Mental Health Issues. moguldom.com Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is putting his mental health first, announcing on Oct. 31 that he will "step away from football at this time" to focus on it. "These past few weeks have been very challenging, and as much as I'd like to be on the field competing with my teammates, I need to step away from …

MEE staff (2021-11-03). US: Republican senator blocks Biden's choice for top Israel diplomat. middleeasteye.net US: Republican senator blocks Biden's choice for top Israel diplomat | Josh Hawley gives no reason for blocking appointment of Tom Nides, who would fill the vacant position of US ambassador to Israel | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 15: 52 | Republican Senator Josh Hawley said he objected to Nides' appointment on behalf of his Republican colleagues (AFP) | Republican Senator Josh Hawley has blocked an attempt to approve a…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-03). USA Versus Julian Assange — Extradition Appeal. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageSF foreword: our team expresses its full support to Julian Assange and all those who are fighting for justice and his immediate release. | On the 27th and 28th of October prosecutors for the United States tried to persuade two High Court judges that they should overturn the decision made in January not to extradite Julian Assange to the US. | Outside the court there was a lively protest that was addressed by various speakers including Jeremy Corbyn. He made an impassioned speech demanding the British…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-03). Israel Struck Damascus Suburb For The Second Time In Less Than A Week. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Early morning of November 3rd, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) struck targets near the Syrian capital of Damascus. The attack was carried out with surface-to-surface missiles fired from the Golan. | The Syrian Arab News Agency SANA reported that the missiles hit sites in the Zakia region outside Damascus and caused material damage only. No casualties were reported."At about 02: 58 a.m. today, the Israeli enemy launched an aerial aggression with a number of missiles from the direction of northern occupied…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Striking Deere workers defeat second UAW-company agreement. wsws.org The contract rejection is the latest major repudiation by workers of the pro-corporate policies pursued by the UAW and other trade unions for over 40 years.

_____ (2021-11-03). Fifty Years Since the End of Bretton Woods: A Geopolitical Review. strategic-culture.org Ironically, it was Stalin who was responsible for the economic reconstruction of Europe and the Bretton Woods system's birth, Mauricio Metri writes. | On August 15th, 1971, the then-president of the United States, Richard Nixon, made an eighteen-minute speech to the country whose effects impacted the world. Among other subjects, he announced the end of the dollar-gold parity, which was a shock. | First of all, that decision meant the death of the Bretton Woods Monetary System without telling what would replace it. This fact represented an abrupt change in the international economic order. Secondly, Nixon's initia…

The Juice Media (2021-11-03). Honest Government Ad | COP26 Climate Summit. zcomm.org The Australien Government has made an ad for the COP26 UN Climate Summit, and it's surprisingly honest and informative…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Live updates: Deere management declares rejected contract was its "best and final offer" wsws.org The statement amounts to giving the UAW its marching orders to shut down the strike and enforce the contract, which workers everywhere must mobilize to prevent.

WSWS (2021-11-03). Rank-and-file Canadian educators discuss "How to end the pandemic" webinar, vow support for John Deere strike. wsws.org At the latest meeting of the Cross-Canada Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, education workers drew the connection between the fight to stop the pandemic and the need to unify their struggles with other sections of workers battling low wages and punishing working conditions.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-03). UN Updates Harrowing Chronicle Of Kiev's Human Rights Violations Against Donbass Civilians. southfront.org Illustrative ImageKiev targets Donbass civilians as it also represses indigenous communities in Ukraine. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | The 32nd report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has updated its chronicle of Ukrainian human right violations against civilians in the Donbass region, directly implicating the Ukrainian army, the National Guard, the Security Service of Ukraine, Far-Right militias and other power structures. | According to the…

Isaac Nellist (2021-11-03). Inner West Council Mayor: Precinct committees can 'bridge gap' between council and residents. greenleft.org.au Inner West Council Mayor Rochelle Porteous has won support for a motion to ask residents about re-establishing residents' precinct committees. Isaac Nellist reports.

Aditi Ramaswami (2021-11-03). How Dark Money Captured The Supreme Court. dailyposter.com

WSWS (2021-11-03). Corbyn, Covid and school reopenings: A record of silence and political betrayal. wsws.org UK parent Lisa Diaz is the driving force behind the Friday school strikes, encouraging parents to, when possible, keep their children off school to protest schools being made unsafe by the pandemic.

Ruchira Talukdar (2021-11-03). Adani, India and COP26: How to support climate justice? greenleft.org.au The focus on "net zero" and "fossil fuels versus renewables" does not do justice to the critical need for just solutions for the Global South and Indigenous peoples, writes Ruchira Talukdar.

José Steinsleger (2021-11-03). Argentina — Cristina y el judaísmo faccioso. globalizacion.ca Barridas por las aguas de la justicia (cosa rara en el Poder Judicial argentino), las numerosas causas abiertas por el macrismo contra la ex presidenta Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) empiezan a desmoronarse como castillo de arena. | Éxitos relativos en…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Australia: Patrick Terminals seeks termination of dock workers' enterprise agreement. wsws.org Reverting to the industry award will cut workers' pay by more than 50 percent.

Richard Hodgkins (2021-11-03). Why progress at COP26 is crucial. asiatimes.com COP26, which is taking place in Glasgow, is the latest in a series of meetings through which the world's governments attempt to deal with climate change. COP stands for "Conference of the Parties": these 197 parties are the United Nations member countries, plus a few small non-UN member countries and the European Union, all of …

Adán Chávez Frías (2021-11-03). Venezuela — Bolívar y Chávez en tiempo presente. globalizacion.ca I | Durante nuestra reciente gira por la Federación de Rusia y la República de Belarús, tuvimos la oportunidad de reunirnos con autoridades de los Poderes Ejecutivo y Legislativo de estos países; así como con representantes de organizaciones políticas, del Movimiento…

Rosalind English (2021-11-03). Regulating the Professionals: a Shakeup in Healthcare. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the latest Episode of Law Pod UK Rosalind English talks to Robert Kellar QC of 1 Crown Office row about the proposed reforms to the regulation of doctors, nurses, opticians, chiropractors and a range of other professionals in the world of healthcare. It's particularly important to allow regulators to react to unexpected challenges, as …

George Chidi (2021-11-03). Atlanta's Mental Health Problem — and Ours. zcomm.org Roughly 18 percent of all arrests made in the city of Atlanta are divertible. Almost all still end in an arrest…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Anglo-French tensions overshadow opening of COP26. wsws.org Amid the talk of "international unity" and "global solutions", Britain, the summit's host, and France have been unable to put to bed a dispute over a few dozen fishing licenses in the English Channel.

Patrick Bond (2021-11-03). COP 26: End the Cynicism and Denial — Pt1. zcomm.org Governments and corporations around the world are fully aware of the danger of the climate crisis. They are not lacking information or education; it's all out there…

Dania Akkad (2021-11-03). Pegasus: UK urged to conduct 'immediate' probe into spyware scandal. middleeasteye.net Pegasus: UK urged to conduct 'immediate' probe into spyware scandal | 'There hasn't been enough done', Amnesty tells MPs in wake of revelations that phones of British nationals were targeted with NSO software | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 09: 14 | Baroness Fiona Shackleton, whose phone a judge ruled was hacked with Pegasus spyware, leaves the Royal Courts of Justice with her client Princess Haya bint Al Hussein in…

Staff (2021-11-03). The Nation's John Nichols: Democrats Must Deliver on Promises or Voters Will Punish the Party. democracynow.org We speak with The Nation's John Nichols about key outcomes from Tuesday's election night. In a major blow for Democrats, Republican Glenn Youngkin, who President Biden warned is an extremist in the vein of former President Trump, won the Virginia governor's race against former Governor Terry McAuliffe. Youngkin campaigned for so-called parents' rights — a catch-all phrase adopted by right-wing opponents of vaccine and mask mandates, transgender rights and critical race theory. Tuesday's elections also saw closely watched races in New Jersey, New York City, Buffalo and Boston, where Michelle Wu made history…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-03). Ban Ki-moon calls on students to challenge global leaders on climate change. imperial.ac.uk Former Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, has called on students to challenge global leaders on climate change at an Imperial event.

Staff (2021-11-03). Hurricane LUMA: Puerto Ricans Fight Big Coal & Privatized Energy Amid Climate Disasters, Blackouts. democracynow.org As we cover the fight against Big Coal with climate activists attending the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, we look at the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, which has experienced some of the most extreme weather over the last two decades. Hurricane Maria destroyed the island's electrical grid four years ago and left residents in the dark for months. The fragile power system is still unreliable for people, prompting mass protests and renewed calls for lawmakers to move away from dirty power and turn the island into a center for renewable energy, a movement featured in the new film "El poder del pueblo," or…

Brittani Banks (2021-11-03). COP26: Will Humanity's 'Last and Best Chance' to Save Earth's Climate Succeed? independentmediainstitute.org There is a chance we can prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis, but world leaders must hold businesses accountable and listen to Indigenous communities. By Reynard Loki It would be an understatement to say that there is a lot riding on COP26, the international climate talks currently being held in Glasgow, Scotland. Officially, …

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Tom Engelhardt (2021-11-03). Welcome to the American century. nationofchange.org We are truly living out the end of the American Century in the world it created.

Melissa Sanchez (2021-11-03). Afghan kids struggle in an ill-equipped US shelter. asiatimes.com This story was originally published by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Some children who were evacuated from Afghanistan and are being cared for at a Chicago shelter for immigrant minors have hurt themselves, harmed other children or threatened …

_____ (2021-11-03). The Controlled Demolition of the EU: To Avoid It, Berlin Looked South When It Bet on Draghi (but Had to Look Northeast As Well). strategic-culture.org Draghi represents the forced continuity wanted by the Paris-Berlin axis for the EU: the Italians wanted to leave in 2020, the solution was the former head of the ECB as Prime Minister. How long will it last, with galloping inflation and Poland as anti-EU? | The EU is under attack, 360 degrees, from a variety of fronts. From the west, with the Brexit. From the south, with the Euro-weak countries in which people dream of leaving the euro, clearly crippled — perhaps I should say "looted" — by the so-called "expansive austerity" (an oxymoron) of Franco-German matrix. And now also from the northeast, with Po…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-03). IRGC Shares Footage Of Its Personnel Boarding Oil Tanker Meters Always From US Warships. southfront.org Speedboats of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are seen during major drills in the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf code-named the Great Prophet 9 on February 25, 2015. | The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has shared footage showing its personnel boarding an oil tanker in the Sea of Oman a few hundred meters away from US Navy warships. | In a

Anonymous103 (2021-11-03). Shanghai Bloc Expected To Fight Terrorism In Central Asia. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Shanghai Bloc takes first steps towards the creation of a joint strategy to combat terrorism in Asia. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | International security and the fight against terrorism are undoubtedly the most discussed topics currently in the Asian political scenario, especially in the Central Asian region. With the increasing presence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan, there is a fear amon…

WSWS (2021-11-03). The climate change disaster and Australia's new anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org The party deregistration laws were rammed through parliament just as the protracted political crisis in Canberra over climate change was reaching a new peak in the lead-up to the COP26 gathering in Glasgow.

Margaret Kimberley (2021-11-03). Russell 'Maroon' Shoatz is Free, but Other Political Prisoners Languish. orinocotribune.com By Margaret Kimberley — Oct 28, 2021 |

Global Research News (2021-11-03). Selected Articles: They Defend the Climate While Preparing the End of the World. globalresearch.ca By At the beginning of October, Italy hosted the preparatory meeting of the UN Conference on Climate Change, currently taking place in Glasgow. …

Mustafa Abu Sneineh (2021-11-03). Palestinian prisoner risks 'clinical death' as he enters 110th day of hunger strike. middleeasteye.net Palestinian prisoner risks 'clinical death' as he enters 110th day of hunger strike | Kayed al-Fasfous' health deteriorates as he continues to protest against his administrative detention by Israel | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 12: 37 | Palestinians with banners of Kayed al-Fasfous and Miqdad al-Qawasmi call for the release of prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, 24 October 2021 (AF…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Six hundred children have been killed by COVID-19 in the US. wsws.org Despite the growing death toll among US children, which directly coincides with the reopening of schools, masking and other mitigation policies are being curtailed or entirely scrapped.

Greta Thunberg (2021-11-03). An Open Letter to the Global Media. zcomm.org We can still avoid the worst consequences, we can still turn this around. But not if we continue like today. You have the resources and possibilities to change the story overnight…

MEE, agencies (2021-11-03). Algeria blames Morocco for 'assassinating' three truck drivers near Western Sahara. middleeasteye.net Algeria blames Morocco for 'assassinating' three truck drivers near Western Sahara | Algiers warns the fatal attack 'will not go unpunished' as relations deteriorate between the two countries | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 16: 06 | A United Nations Mil Mi-8 helicopter lands on the Moroccan side of the border crossing between Morocco and Mauritania in Guerguerat, in Western Sahara, on 25 November 2020…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-03). Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham Chief Recruiter Assassinated In Greater Idlib. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On November 3, al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) chief recruiter was assassinated in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | According to several Syrian opposition activists, the commander, Tamir Mohamad al-Hussein, was killed by unidentified assailants inside his house in Idlib city. The assailants also stole some of the commander's personal belongings. | The commander, also known by his nom de guerre "Abu Ahmad al-Shami," was reportedly the director of r…

Staff (2021-11-03). Kumi Naidoo at COP26: Will Rich Countries Deliver Pledged Billions for South Africa to Get Off Coal? democracynow.org On day three of the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, we look at the fight against Big Coal, starting with leading South African climate activist Kumi Naidoo. South Africa is one of the world's largest coal producers, and the United States has joined the European Union and other wealthy nations to announce a new deal to provide $8.5 billion to the country to help it decommission its coal plants and invest in renewable energy. "Let's see if the money actually flows and if those countries actually follow up with that commitment," says Naidoo, global ambassador for Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dign…

A Guest Author (2021-11-03). Another October uprising in Ecuador? workers.org New uprising in Ecuador began Oct. 26. Sign reads, "The government of dialogue doesn't show its face" by Harí Villareal Quito, Ecuador The author's article appeared in revistacrisis.com Oct. 28. Villareal is a filmmaker and professor at the University of Quito. Translator Mike Otto from Workers World has added an . . . |

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-03). Bioengineers find new way heart valves grow — and go wrong. imperial.ac.uk Imperial bioengineers have discovered a new mechanism driving the growth of heart valves in zebrafish embryos.

WSWS (2021-11-03). Over 700 University of Michigan faculty sign open letter protesting administration witch hunt against composer and Professor Bright Sheng. wsws.org The open letter from UM faculty takes a principled stand in defense of Sheng, demanding that the university reinstate Sheng to his undergraduate course in composition and make a public apology both for the sanctions taken against him and the outrageous charges of racism.

WSWS (2021-11-03). Global markets force Australian central bank to scrap major plank of monetary policy. wsws.org The Reserve Bank of Australia has been forced to abandon so-called yield curve targeting because of a major sell-off of short-term bonds in response to rising inflation.

Thomas Klikauer (2021-11-03). Climate Justice in America. zcomm.org In the end, the concept of climate justice offer a theoretical or even philosophical discussion on how to understand global warming. Climate justice remains indispensable to the debate on global warming…

MEE staff (2021-11-03). Egypt set to extend security powers of president and army. middleeasteye.net Egypt set to extend security powers of president and army | Changes to 'national terrorism law' allow president to take 'measures necessary to preserve security and public order' | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 15: 11 | In September, Sisi denied that the country had any political prisoners, adding 'there are no forms of human rights violations in Egypt' (AFP) | The security powers of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sis…

George Monbiot (2021-11-03). Capitalism is killing the planet — it's time to stop buying into our own destruction. zcomm.org Our survival depends on piercing the glassy surface of distraction, and ceasing to obey…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Top Democrats, union bureaucrats defeat DSA-backed candidate India Walton, winner of Democratic primary, in Buffalo mayoral election. wsws.org The right-wing campaign against Walton by the state's Democratic Party demonstrates once again the dead end of the DSA's perspective of reforming the Democratic Party.

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-11-03). Los argentinos no deben olvidar penurias pasadas. globalizacion.ca Cuando faltan pocos días para las elecciones legislativas de medio tiempo programadas para el 14 de noviembre, los argentinos no deben olvidar todas las penurias que sufrieron durante la dictadura militar (1976-1983) ni con los regímenes neoliberales de Carlos Menem…

Editorial La Jornada (2021-11-03). México — Neoliberalismo eléctrico: Atraco a la nación. globalizacion.ca La Jornada publica hoy una extensa entrevista con el director general de la Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Manuel Bartlett, en la que el funcionario desgrana los múltiples mecanismos de saqueo a la nación implementados en la Ley del Servicio…

Nur Ayoubi (2021-11-03). COP26: Boris Johnson warns Alexandria is sinking and Egyptian Twitter melts down. middleeasteye.net COP26: Boris Johnson warns Alexandria is sinking and Egyptian Twitter melts down | 'Quickly, travel to Alexandria in the next few days because you won't see it again,' read one panicked tweet | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 13: 36 | Boys walk while holding balloons on concrete blocks by the Mediterranean waterfront in the historic harbour of Egypt's northern city of Alexandria (AFP) | During his opening speech at the C…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-03). Russia Is Establishing New Base In SDF-Held Eastern Aleppo: Monitoring Group. southfront.org FILE IMAGE: Russian Military Police service members are in Syria | Russian forces are establishing a new base near the town of Manbij in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on November 2. | Manbij and its surroundings are held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) established a network of positions around the town a few years ago in order to protect it from the Turkish military and its proxies who occupy nearby area…

Mario Lubetkin (2021-11-03). Transformar los sistemas alimentarios para derrotar el hambre. globalizacion.ca Durante octubre, el mes mundial de la alimentación, se han multiplicado las voces calificadas que promueven nuevos caminos, a través de la transformación de los sistemas alimentarios, que permitan reducir y eliminar el hambre en el mundo, del que ya…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-03). After long GOP Trump delay, feds OK rest hours for flight attendants. peoplesworld.org Sara Nelson, AFA-CWA. | "Fatigue is real. We need our 10 hours yesterday," said Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson, a veteran United Airlines flight attendant. Her union has led the long fight for more rest between long flight times. | But the rule won't kick in until after FAA takes public comments, due by Jan. 3, then reviews and responds via the Federal Register. | Flight attendant unions, led by AFA-CWA, joined by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), the Machinists, the Teamsters' Airline Division, the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department, and the Transport Wor…

MEE staff (2021-11-03). Turkey: Probe launched over social media posts speculating on Erdogan's health. middleeasteye.net Turkey: Probe launched over social media posts speculating on Erdogan's health | Investigation launched after hashtag 'He is dead' began trending on Turkish Twitter | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 13: 42 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a press conference at the end of the G20 of World Leaders Summit on 31 October 2021 in Rome, Italy (AFP) | Turkish authorities have launched a probe into social media pos…

ecns.cn (2021-11-03). Scapegoating China over climate change 'craven and inaccurate': British newspaper. ecns.cn

Anonymous103 (2021-11-03). Lies, Lies and Nuclear Submarines. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | It looked like something of an ambush, but a coterie of Australian journalists had their man where they wanted him. Between sessions at the G20 Summit in Rome, and French President Emmanuel Macron found himself blunter than usual. The sundering of the relationship between Australia and France over the new trilateral security relationship between Canberra, Washington and London, and, more importantly, the rescinding of the submarine contract with Australia, was pl…

Julia Conley (2021-11-03). With Roe in Danger, Coalition Demands Supreme Court Expansion. zcomm.org "We need both legislation to protect our rights and legislation to expand the Court so six hyper-partisan conservative justices can't undo that progress," said one advocate. "This is the urgent response the Court's onslaught on our rights demands."

WSWS (2021-11-03). Five hundred steelworkers strike ArcelorMittal Tubular Products plant in Ohio. wsws.org Roughly 500 steel workers in Shelby, Ohio walked off the job after ArcelorMittal representatives ended negotiations.

WSWS (2021-11-03). COVID-19 must not be the "new normal" wsws.org The perspective set forth by McKinsey & Company, speaking on behalf of the corporate-financial oligarchy, is that the coronavirus pandemic should be allowed to become "endemic."

Brett Wilkins (2021-11-03). Letter Accusing World Leaders of Climate 'Betrayal' Signed by 1 Million People—And Growing. zcomm.org "There is still time to avoid the worst consequences if we are prepared to change. It will take determined, visionary leadership. And it will take immense courage—but know that when you rise, billions will be right behind you."

Rachel Evans (2021-11-03). Forum discusses defending public housing in NSW. greenleft.org.au Hands off Glebe and Action for Public Housing hosted an online forum to discuss how best to defend New South Wales public housing from the state government's plan to sell it off. Rachel Evans reports.

Miquel Casals Roma (2021-11-03). COP26 — °Es el sistema, estúpidos! globalizacion.ca La 26 en Glasgow, nada nuevo bajo el sol: el problema va para largo, dispuesto a enquistarse in secula seculorum. Quedan muchas más COP por delante, quizás tantas que ya no quepan ciudades nuevas para albergarlas. | øCuántas cumbres más serán…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-03). Israel Targeted Damascus Suburbs With None-Line-Of-Sight Missiles — Report. southfront.org ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE. | The Israeli military used Spike NLOS [None-Line-Of-Sight] missiles in the The Spike NLOS, also known as "Tamuz," is a precision-…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Deere parts center in Milan, Illinois reports first rejection of UAW contract, as ballot count continues: Live updates. wsws.org Nearly 10,000 striking Deere workers are voting today on a tentative agreement backed by the UAW, which only released five pages of "highlights" on the deal Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-11-03). Wider vaccination helps China build immune barrier against coronavirus. ecns.cn China has been expanding vaccine inoculation, booster shots in particular, to combat COVID-19 and build an immune barrier as the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide.

Staff (2021-11-03). Headlines for November 3, 2021. democracynow.org Youngkin Beats McAuliffe in VA Gov. Race; India Walton Trails Write-in Primary Loser Byron Brown in Buffalo, Eric Adams Wins NYC Mayoral Race; Michelle Wu Is 1st Woman, BIPOC Elected as Boston Mayor, Ohio Special House Races Go to Republican Mike Carey and Democrat Shontel Brown, Minneapolis Rejects Police Overhaul Measure; Oregon Legalizes "Magic Mushrooms" for Medical Use, COP26: U.S. Joins 90 Nations in Pledge to Cut Methane Emissions; South Africa Coal Deal Announced, CDC Approves Pfizer COVID Vaccine for 5- to 11-Year-Olds, Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency as Tigrayan Forces Advance; U.N. Report Details…

Various Contributors (2021-11-03). U.S. Grassroots Leaders Greet Biden at COP26 With Push to End Fossil Fuel Era. zcomm.org Biden Must Stop Fossil Fuel Project Approvals, Declare Climate Emergency…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Deere workers rank-and-file statement: What's next in our strike. wsws.org The following statement was released by the Deere Workers Rank-and-File Committee on Wednesday afternoon, following the Deere workers defeat of a second UAW-backed contract on Tuesday.

Dick Nichols (2021-11-03). Basque left: Pain caused by ETA 'should never have happened'. greenleft.org.au The October 18 declaration of left-independentist alliance

WSWS (2021-11-03). Striking Deere workers defeat second UAW-company agreement, in powerful show of determination that workers' needs be met. wsws.org The contract rejection is the latest major repudiation by workers of the pro-corporate policies pursued by the UAW and other trade unions for over 40 years.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-03). Algeria Accuses Morocco Of Deadly Drone Strike On Western Sahara, Vows To Respond. southfront.org Illustrative image | Algeria has held Morocco responsible for a recent drone strike on the disputed region of Western Sahara that claimed the lives of three Algerian truck drivers. | In a statement released on November 3, the Algerian Presidency described the unpresented incident as a "cowardly murder with sophisticated weaponry.""On November 1, 2021, while the Algerian people celebrate in joy and serenity the 67th anniversary of the outbreak of the glorious Revolution, three (03) Algerian nationals were c…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-03). Six ISIS Members 'Arrested' From Turkish-Occupied Syrian Town In Landing Operation. southfront.org Illustrative image, Canadian Tactical Aviation Supporting Coalition Forces in Iraq, by the official account of The Canadian Armed Forces on Twitter (@CanadianForces) | Six members of ISIS were arrested from the Turkish-occupied town of Aluq in northeastern Syria by an unidentified force that landed from several helicopters, the Al Aan News channel reported on November 3. | Citing Syrian opposition sources, the UAE-based channel speculated that the landing operation was conducted by the US-led coalition and its…

Anonymous765 (2021-11-03). SouthFront Survival Depends On You! southfront.org DEAR FRIENDS, | : | Since November 1, we've collected 100 USD. This is about 2% of the monthly budget needed to continue SouthFront work and further. | Today, you can send your donations via BTC or Bitcoincash. | In order to support the activities of SouthFront through PayPal, Western union or other traditional means, please write to , . | We stay still to save the vestiges of freedom of speech and to show you the real face of the world most dangerous crises. | BUT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE WIT…

Silvia Ribeiro (2021-11-03). Una guía de falsas soluciones para la COP 26. globalizacion.ca La publicación ´Engañados en el Invernadero ª revela las maniobras de las empresas y gobiernos respecto del reduccionismo de los problemas ambientales al carbono, la financiarización de la naturaleza y un creciente utopismo tecnológico; y propone ir hacia una justicia ambiental,…

Dania Akkad (2021-11-03). NSO Group: US blacklists Israeli firms for harming 'national security interests'. middleeasteye.net NSO Group: US blacklists Israeli firms for harming 'national security interests' | US authorities say NSO Group and Candiru enable foreign governments to 'threaten the rules-based international order' | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 15: 25 | NSO Group exhibits at an international defence and homeland security expo in Tel Aviv in 2019 (Reuters) | US authorities have put NSO Group, the Israeli spyware company at the c…

Anonymous765 (2021-11-03). Ethiopia's Central Government Continues Kicking The Tigrayan Wasp Nest. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | MONERO (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrH…

Suzy Wurtz (2021-11-03). Not in Our Town: Ephrata, PA Says No to Extremists. zcomm.org How did we win? By organizing everyday people, especially parents, using a populist narrative to build a coalition of working-class people who agreed on one thing: right-wing extremism goes too far, even for Ephrata…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Dana fires temps en masse in apparent retaliation for leak that revealed they were making $25 per hour. wsws.org The revelation sparked outrage among full-time Dana workers at management and the UAW and USW unions, who had bullied them into accepting a contract with wages far below what Dana has been compelled to pay temps to maintain production.

WSWS (2021-11-03). Wellcome Trust director Jeremy Farrar quits science advisory committee over UK government's handling of pandemic. wsws.org That Farrar believes his position as a government advisor is no longer tenable speaks volumes about the dangerous situation, Johnson's intentions and the impossibility of swaying the ruling class to take up any serious scientific policy against the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-11-03). University of Florida bars professors from testifying in lawsuit against right-wing voting rights bill. wsws.org The move by the university is a blatant attack on free speech and democratic rights in line with the fascistic strategy being pursued by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.

WSWS (2021-11-03). The "No" vote by John Deere workers shows Dana workers must overturn the illegitimate UAW-USW-Dana contract! wsws.org Now is the time for Dana workers to join Deere workers and all auto workers to overturn the fraudulent contracts signed by the UAW in recent months and years.

Ann Jones (2021-11-03). "Now Is the Time to Be Angry" zcomm.org Remembering Forgotten Afghanistan…

Anonymous007 (2021-11-03). Military Situation In Yemen On November 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 174 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On November 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 18 airstrikes on the Jubah district | On November 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 12 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On November 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 8 airstrikes on the Hazm district | On November 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Death row inmate Rodney Reed should not get new trial, Texas judge says, rejecting claims of his innocence. wsws.org The ruling is a setback for Reed, whose fight for a new trial has garnered national notoriety and the support of the Innocence Project. He was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Stacey Stites, 19, a quarter century ago and has spent 23 years on death row.

WSWS (2021-11-03). Migrant woman drowns in Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego. wsws.org The woman drowned on Friday while trying to cross the US-Mexico border by swimming around the border fence that juts into the Pacific. Her death is a consequence of the Biden administration's criminal anti-immigrant policies.

Alex MacDonald (2021-11-03). UAE: 'Shocking' lack of protection for British women in Gulf state, says report. middleeasteye.net UAE: 'Shocking' lack of protection for British women in Gulf state, says report | Cross-party panel says UK failing in its support for British women facing abuse and detention in UAE | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 10: 03 | A woman takes a photograph of the interior of the Moroccan pavilion at Expo 2020 in the Gulf Emirate of Dubai, on 2 October 2021 (AFP) | British women face a "shocking" lack of protectio…

Staff (2021-11-03). Uproot the System: Filipina Activist Mitzi Tan on How Capitalism & Colonialism Fuel Climate Crisis. democracynow.org We speak to Mitzi Tan, a climate activist based in the Philippines, who will join Greta Thunberg of Sweden and Vanessa Nakate of Uganda in speaking at a major march and rally in Glasgow on Saturday. Among their demands are reparations from the Global North to the Global South to help rebuild the lives of those most impacted by the climate crisis. Tan has recently protested outside the offices of Standard Chartered Bank in London, which funds the most fossil fuel companies based in the Philippines, which she says contributes directly to their yearly typhoons that cause insurmountable destruction. "At this point, n…

Malik Miah (2021-11-03). United States: Workers rise up in strike wave. greenleft.org.au Thousands of workers are on strike right now in the United States, in what is being dubbed "Striketober", reports Malik Miah.

John Pilger (2021-11-02). John Pilger: Justice for Assange is justice for all. greenleft.org.au As the world awaits the outcome of the United States' appeal to extradite Julian Assange from Britain, the WikiLeaks founder's courage is beyond doubt, writes John Pilger.

Ben Norton (2021-11-02). Meet the Nicaraguans Facebook falsely branded bots and censored days before elections. thegrayzone.com Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter suspended hundreds of influential pro-Sandinista journalists and activists days before Nicaragua's November 7 elections, falsely claiming they were government trolls. The Grayzone interviewed them to reveal the truth. (Puede leer este informe en español aquí.) MANAGUA, NICARAGUA — Just days before Nicaragua's November 7 elections, top social media platforms censored top Nicaraguan news outlets and hundreds of journalists and activists who support their country's leftist Sandinista government. The politically motivated campaign of Silicon Valley censorship amounted …

_____ (2021-11-02). Meta Deletes Over 1,000 Nicaraguan Accounts Days Before Election. popularresistance.org On Monday, Ben Nimmo, the head of Facebook-turned-Meta's global threat intelligence strategy, announced that the social media giant had taken down what he claimed was a "a troll farm run by the government of Nicaragua and the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) party." | The takedown included 937 Facebook accounts, 140 Pages, 24 Groups and 363 Instagram accounts in Nicaragua. | The Meta report claimed the accounts were "one of the most cross-government troll operations we've disrupted to date, with multiple state entities participating in this activity at once," but primarily run by employees of the Nicar…

Monica Moorehead (2021-11-02). Without U.S. interference, Nicaragua's right to sovereignty, development. workers.org Managua, Nicaragua The Central American country of Nicaragua will hold national elections Nov. 7. Already the U.S. bourgeois press, a mouthpiece for U.S. imperialism, has declared that the elections will be "unfair and undemocratic." For example, the New York Times ran an article Oct. 7, entitled "Democracy, or Something Like . . . |

Benjamin Norton (2021-11-02). Facebook acusó falsamente a estos nicaragàºenses de ser troles y los censuró antes de las elecciones. thegrayzone.com Facebook, Instagram y Twitter suspendieron a cientos de periodistas y activistas pro sandinistas días antes de las elecciones del 7 de noviembre en Nicaragua, alegando falsamente que eran troles del gobierno. The Grayzone los entrevistó para revelar la verdad. (You can read this article in English here.) MANAGUA, NICARAGUA — Pocos días antes de las elecciones del 7 de noviembre en Nicaragua, las plataformas de redes sociales censuraron a influyentes medios de comunicación nicaragàºenses y a cientos de periodistas y …

Rick Sterling (2021-11-02). Líderes indígenas en Nicaragua se pronuncian contra los medios occidentales y las ONG. globalizacion.ca Nicaragua tiene una elección para elegir a su presidente y asamblea nacional el 7 de noviembre. Según las encuestas , se espera que el Frente Sandinista (FSLN) actualmente en el gobierno gane la presidencia y la mayoría de escaños en…

MEE, agencies (2021-11-02). Bahrain tells citizens to leave Lebanon as Gulf spat continues. middleeasteye.net Bahrain tells citizens to leave Lebanon as Gulf spat continues | Bahraini foreign ministry warns of 'tense situation' in Lebanon following controversy over comments made by information minister | Tue, 11/02/2021 – 15: 38 | Pedestrians and cars pass through the area of Tayouneh, in the southern suburb of the capital Beirut, on 15 October 2021 (AFP) | Bahrain has ordered its citizens in Leba…

MEE, agencies (2021-11-02). Lebanon: Oldest English-language newspaper lays off entire staff. middleeasteye.net Lebanon: Oldest English-language newspaper lays off entire staff | The Daily Star notifies employees just days ahead of 31 October redundancy date | Tue, 11/02/2021 – 10: 58 | A man looks at the front pages of the Lebanese local English-language newspaper "The Daily Star" in the capital Beirut on 8 August 2019 (AFP) | The entire staff of the Daily Star news outlet in Lebanon has been made…

Staff (2021-11-02). Desde las redes: øDisfraz de Ku Klux Klan en noche de Halloween en La Habana? cubadebate.cu En la foto se ve a un grupo de jóvenes cubanos disfrazados paseándose por la Avenida G de La Habana. Uno de ellos disfrazado de Ku Klux Klan, como si fuera la cosa más normal del mundo, denunció en su perfil de Facebook Justo Cruz. øCómo puede ser posible que se permita que alguien se pasee por una calle de Cuba vestido de KKK?

Editor2 (2021-11-02). Documents Show How the US Government Used Social Media to Intervene in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com BY Tim Gill and Christian Lewelling — Oct 30, 2021 | Outrage over alleged Russian intervention in US elections has been widespread. But documents obtained by Jacobin reveal that the US has intervened in Venezuelan elections by training opposition forces to use Facebook against President Nicolás Maduro's party. | In recent months, US lawmakers have condemned Facebook for harming children's health, amplifying violence from Washington to India, and disseminating misinformation surrounding COVID-19 and its vaccine. The criticisms follow a leak of thousands of internal company documents known as the Facebook Pape…

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-11-02). Hi Chi Minh Should've Killed More of Your Grandparents (We Need Militant Anti-Imperialism, Now!). anchor.fm In this episode I continue on my discussion about the myths surrounding capitalism and communism. What are we going to do to stop the continuation of imperialist aggression across the world? How will we in the belly of the beast take down this empire? When will we recognize now is the time to act?

Sara Flounders (2021-11-02). U.S. role exposed/Masses resist Sudan coup. workers.org The Oct. 25 military coup in Sudan, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has been met by a heroic outpouring of coordinated people's resistance. Sudanese coup protest in the capital, Khartoum, Oct. 25 U.S. imperialism is intensely involved behind the scenes in an effort to sabotage the revolutionary struggle arising . . . |

Joris Leverink (2021-11-02). Rejecting the existential futility of neoliberal life. roarmag.org This is an excerpt of Neil Vallely's " Photo: Protester in Chile during the 2019 October uprising. abriendomundo / Shutterstock.com | For centuries, economists and philosophers have theorized the value of utility: how it shapes the division of labor, influences consumer choice, and contributes to conceptions of the good life or common good. Utilitarian philosophers, from Jeremy Bentham to John Stuart Mill, told us that maximizing utility [m…

jamanetwork (2021-11-02). Clinical Laboratory Service for Physicians. jamanetwork.com Laboratory methods now play a large part in the daily work of physicians. Chemical, morphologic, bacteriologic and serologic methods, as well as the roentgen ray, are in daily use everywhere, and new methods, for example, the electrocardiographic determinations and tests of metabolism, are being introduced. To meet the constantly growing needs for such methods, there have come into existence laboratories of health departments and of hospitals, with more or less differentiation into separate departments; also wholly private laboratories. The latter group includes those frequently referred to as commercial, because…

_____ (2021-11-02). Three Starbucks Set For Vote On Union. popularresistance.org Workers hoping to unionize Starbucks stores in the U.S. have won a preliminary victory before the National Labor Relations Board. | The board said employees at three separate Starbucks stores in Buffalo, N.Y., can hold union elections in November in a new ruling. That means that workers need only a majority of votes cast at a single location to form a union. The company had argued that employees at all 20 Buffalo-area stores should vote in a single election. | If the effort is successful, the stores would be the first of Starbucks' 8,000 company-owned U.S. stores to unionize. The Seattle coffee giant opposes the…

jamanetwork (2021-11-02). The Magnetic Field is Not a Health Hazard. jamanetwork.com Magnetism is a word before which the untutored stand aghast and with which the faker may conjure. Among the growing number of therapeutic projects constantly being brought to the attention of the American practitioner, "magnetotherapy" has not acquired any recognition, although it has actually received mention in medical literature. There are industries in which workmen may be exposed to magnetic fields of considerable strength in the course of the operations in which they are engaged; hence the problem of possible physiologic effects cannot be lightly brushed aside. Drinker and Thomson of the Laboratory of Appli…

Staff (2021-11-02). Headlines for November 2, 2021. democracynow.org World Leaders Gather in Glasgow for Start of Crucial COP26 U.N. Climate Summit, Sen. Joe Manchin Won't Commit to Build Back Better Act, Imperiling Biden's Domestic Agenda, Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Texas's Near-Total Abortion Ban, Virginia Governor's Race Takes Center Stage on Election Day, Kids as Young as 5 Set to Be Vaccinated Within Days as Pediatric Doses Begin Shipping, Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Chicago Police Officers, U.N. Security Council Extends Peacekeeping Mandate in Moroccan-Occupied Western Sahara, Burmese Military Forces Accused of Torture and Attacks on Civilians, U.N. Warns Afg…

William Rivers Pitt (2021-11-02). Manchin Refuses to Support Reconciliation Bill If It Contains Words. truthout.org When all is said and done, there's nothing left to say or do. That's how I'm feeling abut the descriptive powers of the English language as it pertains to the ongoing one-man hostage crisis known as Joe "Freaking" Manchin. How many new and novel ways are there to say it? THE MAN WANTS TO DESTROY THE BUILD BACK BETTER ACT, period, and he will keep moving the goal posts until he (and his coal-soot paymasters) gets what he wants. | How many times has this snake shed its skin? First it was the money, but…

Sharon Zhang (2021-11-02). Manchin Headlined Invite-Only Coal Forum While Negotiating Reconciliation Bill. truthout.org Coal baron Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) recently appeared as a key speaker at a secretive, invite-only coal leadership forum — and shortly after attending, he made massive cuts to the climate portion of the Build Back Better Act. | The Coal and Investment Leadership Forum, uncovered

WSWS (2021-11-02). Anti-corruption body's hearings expose manufactured removal of Australian state premier. wsws.org The ICAC hearings have not resulted in any new information being produced against former New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian, instead subjecting government funding for a public hospital to intense scrutiny.

Staff (2021-11-02). US 'Justice' Dismisses 7 of 8 Charges Against Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com On Monday, November 1, the US Department of Justice dismissed seven charges of money laundering against Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, leaving only one charge of conspiracy to commit that crime. | The motion was presented by the prosecutor Kurt Lunkenheimer, the day a hearing was scheduled in which the eight charges were to be read to Saab, a procedure that was postponed to next November 15, reported EFE news agency. | | The request was issued because the prosecution could not find sufficient evidence to prove the…

_____ (2021-11-02). Alex Saab Case: Mapping The US' Main Violations Of International Law. popularresistance.org Alex Saab is a Special Envoy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and also its Deputy Permanent Representative to the African Union. He was arrested and detained in the Republic of Cape Verde ("Cape Verde") on June 12, 2020, following a request from the United States of America and remained in arbitrary detention until October 16, 2021, when he was illegally removed by the United States to Miami. | This operation carried out by the United States against a Venezuelan diplomat is marked by a series of violations of international law attributable directly or indirectly to the United States. Although the arbitrary…

Editor2 (2021-11-02). Mapping Main US Direct and Indirect Violations of International Law on Alex Saab Case. orinocotribune.com By Femi Falana — Oct 31, 2021 | Alex Saab is a Special Envoy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and also its Deputy Permanent Representative to the African Union. He was arrested and detained in the Republic of Cape Verde ("Cape Verde") on June 12, 2020, following a request from the United States of America and remained in arbitrary detention until October 16, 2021, when he was illegally removed by the United States to Miami. | This operation carried out by the United States against a Venezuelan diplomat is marked by a series of violations of international law attributable directly or indirectly to the…

Chen M, Tseng P, Liang C. (2021-11-02). Depressive Symptom Assessment in Medically Ill Patients. jamanetwork.com To the Editor We wish to discuss 3 points regarding the recent JAMA Insights article that addressed the assessment of depressive symptoms in medically ill patients.

Alan MacLeod (2021-11-02). The United States is Organizing a Color Revolution in Cuba for November 15. orinocotribune.com By Alan Macleod — Nov 1, 2021 | It remains an open question as to how successful the upcoming action against the Cuban government will be. But who is behind the protests is hardly in doubt. | HAVANA — The United States government is playing a key role in organizing, promoting and amplifying upcoming nationwide protests in Cuba planned for November 15. | When directly

Julio Gumeta (2021-11-02). Milwaukee activists demand citizenship for all. liberationnews.org It is crucial to keep pressure on the Democrats to keep immigration reforms in the infrastructure bill.. At same time, we need to fight to uproot the capitalist system that seeks to exploit us all for profit.

Brown HK, Vigod SN. (2021-11-02). Making Decisions About Antidepressant Treatment in Pregnancy. jamanetwork.com Depression is a common complication of pregnancy and is estimated to affect 9.2% of pregnant women in high-income countries, according to a 2017 meta-analysis. Prenatal depression is associated with negative outcomes, including elevated risk of postpartum depression and chronic mental illness in women, preterm birth and other perinatal complications, and child developmental, social, and behavioral problems. As such, treatment of depression in pregnancy is a priority for affected women, their children, and their families. Psychotherapies may be effective to treat depression of mild and moderate severity; however,…

ecns.cn (2021-11-02). Expert says tough anti-virus policy not too expensive. ecns.cn China will continue to pursue a zero-transmission policy against the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, as the global fatality rate of 2 percent is still too high, a leading Chinese respiratory disease expert said.

Slomski A. (2021-11-02). Sleep Duration Tied to Adverse Outcomes for Older Adults. jamanetwork.com Older adults who slept an average 6 hours or less or 9 hours or more per night have worse cognitive function and other health outcomes than those who get a normal 7 to 8 hours nightly, a study in JAMA Neurology reported.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-02). Rev. Jesse Jackson Hospitalized After Falling At Howard University. moguldom.com Rev. Jesse Jackson has been hospitalized again after falling and hitting his head during a visit to Howard University. "When Rev. Jackson entered a building on campus, he fell and hit his head. His staff took him to the Howard University Hospital where various tests were run including a CT scan. The results came back …

Chris Hedges (2021-11-02). The most important battle for press freedom of our time. canadiandimension.com Street art depicting Julian Assange in Lambeth, England. Photo by Duncan C/ For the past two days, I have been watching the extradition hearing for Julian Assange via video link from London. The United States is appealing a lower court ruling that denied the US request to extradite Assange not, unfortunately, because in the eyes of the court he is innocent of a crime, but because, as Judge Vanessa Baraitser in January concluded, Assange's precarious psychological state would deteriorate given the "harsh conditions" of the inhumane US pr…

Bielicki JA, Stà∂hr W, Barratt S, et al. (2021-11-02). Amoxicillin Dose and Treatment Duration in Children With Community-Acquired Pneumonia. jamanetwork.com This randomized clinical trial compares the need for re-treatment of respiratory infection following hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia among children receiving amoxicillin at high doses vs low doses and at 3-days vs 7-days duration.

Anaiz Alegria (2021-11-02). San Diego coalition sets up Día de los Muertos altar for fallen migrants. liberationnews.org The vigil called for the immediate release of all detained immigrants and for the abolition of the prison industrial complex.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-02). U.S. environment workers to Biden: Declare a climate emergency! peoplesworld.org

Judy Greenspan (2021-11-02). David Gilbert to be released from prison after 40 years — Free Dr. Mutulu Shakur! workers.org Finally, after 40 years of incarceration, the New York State Parole Board did the right thing on Oct. 26 and ordered the release of David Gilbert, who is currently imprisoned at Shawangunk Correctional Facility, near Walkill, N.Y. Gilbert had been part of a group of white anti-imperialist political prisoners who . . . |

Tahia Islam (2021-11-02). CALL FOR VENDORS! Holiday People's Market 2021. peoplesforum.org Skip Amazon and the big box stores, and support local creatives for this year's holiday giving! | The People's Market features local artists, creatives and makers from the 5 boroughs, and beyond. Come learn, share experiences and build community. | We are looking for vendors! Applications due by November 12th, 2021 at 11: 59pm ET. We have limited space and anticipate a large number of applications, so please apply as soon as possible! | ATTENDEES, SAVE THE DATE!

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-02). Philly Becomes First City To Ban Police From Stopping Drivers For Low-Level Offenses. moguldom.com A new law will ban police from stopping drivers for low-level offenses in the city of Philadelphia, making it less likely that motorists get pulled over for "driving while Black." Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is preparing to sign the Driving Equality Bill into law on Wednesday. The legislation was passed 14-2 by the Philadelphia City …

Benjamin Franta (2021-11-02). What Big Oil knew about climate change, in its own words. peoplesworld.org Four years ago, I traveled around America, visiting historical archives. I was looking for documents that might reveal the hidden history of climate change — and in particular, when the major coal, oil and gas companies became aware of the problem, and what they knew about it. I pored over boxes of papers, thousands of …

Fight Back (2021-11-02). Line 3 oil pipeline resistance continues. fightbacknews.org St Paul, MN – On October 28, despite rain and falling temperatures, 50 activists picketed at the Army Corps of Engineers offices in downtown Saint Paul to call for the Corps to pull the permits for the Line 3 oil pipeline and to conduct a full environmental review. | Construction on Line 3 has been completed and it has Canadian tar sands oil, the dirtiest petroleum in the world, flowing through it. Opposition to this toxic flow continues to grow in defiance of political repression and the wishful thinking of the fossil fuel industry. | Tribal elders from the Red Lake Treaty Camp opened the action with a prayer a…

_____ (2021-11-02). Oil Industry Bigwigs Given Platform At COP26 Despite Organisers' Claims. popularresistance.org Representatives of major oil companies including BP will be speaking at COP26, despite reassurances from organisers that they wouldn't be welcome, a programme from inside the venue reveals. | Last month, it was revealed that oil companies including BP were being excluded from official roles at COP26, with organisers casting doubt on the firms' claimed ambitions to eliminate carbon emissions. | At the time, the exclusion was seen as a victory for environmental campaigners, who have long called for major polluters to be excluded from UN climate conferences. | However, a programme of events obtained by openDemocracy…

ecns.cn (2021-11-02). TCM helps with China's Gansu COVID-19 treatment. ecns.cn Benefitting from the combination of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Western medicine, nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 have turned to moderate from severe as of Sunday in northwest China's Gansu Province, local authorities said Monday.

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-11-02). West throws Palestinian rights groups to the wolves. electronicintifada.net Israel's enablers are to blame for "terror" designations.

Ann Brown (2021-11-02). Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad Fights Off Criticism For Handling Of Water Crisis. moguldom.com Some citizens of Benton Harbor, Michigan, want Mayor Marcus Muhammad to be recalled because of what they claim is his mishandling of the city's water crisis. Tests have proved that the city's drinking water supply has toxic lead contamination. Benton Harbor is a city of close to 10,000 people on Lake Michigan, about 200 miles …

jamanetwork (2021-11-02). Author Surname Correction. jamanetwork.com In the Letter to the Editor titled "Therapeutic Drug Monitoring vs Standard Therapy During Infliximab Induction in Patients With Chronic Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases," published in the September 21, 2021, issue of JAMA, the first author's surname should have been listed as "Papamichael." This article was corrected online.

Christensen J, Trabjerg BB, Sun Y, et al. (2021-11-02). Maternal Antidepressant Prescription During Pregnancy and Test Scores of Danish School-aged Children. jamanetwork.com This cohort study evaluates whether maternal prescription fill for antidepressants in pregnancy was associated with performance in standardized tests of mathematics and language among schoolchildren in Denmark.

Wenger HC, Cifu AS, Lee CT. (2021-11-02). Home Oxygen Therapy for Adults With COPD and Interstitial Lung Disease. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the clinical practice guideline from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) regarding the home use of oxygen for adults with COPD and interstitial lung disease.

Slomski A. (2021-11-02). Antipsychotic Use During Pregnancy Isn't Harmful to Children. jamanetwork.com A large study of electronic health record data found that children born to women who used antipsychotic medications during pregnancy were not at increased risk of certain birth complications or neurodevelopmental problems.

Michael F. Brown (2021-11-02). South Florida congressional candidate endorses BDS. electronicintifada.net Omari Hardy has faced sickening attacks as a consequence of his support for Palestinian rights.

C.J. Hopkins (2021-11-02). (New Normal) Winter is Coming. dissidentvoice.org Winter is coming … and you know what that means. That's right, it's nearly time once again for the global-capitalist ruling classes to whip the New Normal masses into a state of mindless mass hysteria over an imaginary apocalyptic virus. the same imaginary apocalyptic virus that they have whipped the New Normal masses into a …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-02). Largest Crypto Exchange Binance Blocks All Customer Withdrawals, Spooks Investors. moguldom.com Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange, twice suspended and then resumed withdrawals of all currency on its website on Monday, raising questions about whether it is acting more like a casino than a currency exchange and selling more crypto than it has access to. Citing a large backlog in withdrawal processing, Binance announced the first …

Eric Vogt (2021-11-02). Nicolás Guillén llama 'naziparaíso' a la hegemonía de EEUU hace 57 años. peoplesworld.org En 1964, el poeta nacional cubano, Nicolás Guillén (1902-1989) publicó una colección titulada 'Tengo' en la cual apareció el poema 'Crecen altas las flores', el cual, por ser cinco páginas de largo, no podemos reproducir en su totalidad. Este poema arroja mucha luz sobre unas realidades de la vida actual estadounidense, realidades duraderas y dolorosas, …

Sahni NR, Carrus B, Cutler DM. (2021-11-02). Administrative Simplification and the Potential for Saving a Quarter-Trillion Dollars in Health Care. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint discusses a new report that describes steps that may be taken in specific areas to simplify administrative functions, reduce administrative spending, and boost overall productivity in US health care.

Voelker R. (2021-11-02). Ultraviolet Disinfecting Device Poses Safety Risk. jamanetwork.com An FDA safety communication has warned that a handheld UV-C wand used in the home to disinfect surfaces emits unsafe levels of radiation that could injure skin, eyes, or both after exposure for only a few seconds.

Ann Brown (2021-11-02). Luke Campbell Compares Miami Beach Mayor To KKK Over Policies, Says Liberal Democrats Are Racists. moguldom.com Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell, the hip-hop star who shot to fame with the raunchy 2 Live Crew group in the 1990s and challenged censorship all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, is upset with the mayor of Miami Beach. Among the policies that have upset Campbell is a ballot measure put forth by Mayor …

KWORINOCO (2021-11-02). Imbalances and Illicit Content Detected in Venezuela's Electoral Campaigns. orinocotribune.com According to the president of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, a series of imbalances and some unauthorized content was detected in the electoral campaigns for the upcoming regional and municipal elections, which will be celebrated on November 21. | "There are imbalances in terms of the time that each candidate is exposed to the public, and the promotion on television screens," said Calzadilla. He reported that a series of measures had been taken to rectify the situation. | He also mentioned that barred content had been detected, "such as the appearance of children, which is establi…

PAI (2021-11-02). Washington-Baltimore News Guild gains big card-check win at Politico. peoplesworld.org

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-02). Peru's Right-Wing Leads Parliamentary Coup Against Pedro Castillo. orinocotribune.com Peru's right-wing is making headway in its strategy of blocking and putting and end to the government of President Pedro Castillo. The Peruvian Parliament recently passed a law which would limit his abilities and make it possible to vote for his removal on the grounds of "moral incapacity." These actions are clearly aimed at carrying out a parliamentary coup. | Peru's parliament, the majority of which is opposed to President Castillo, approved a questionable law that limits the abilities of the Executive Branch with respect to Congress. In this case the law is directly aimed at prohibiting the "request for a vote…

Special to Workers World (2021-11-02). International Tribunal finds U.S. guilty of crimes against humanity. workers.org The International Tribunal on Human Rights Abuses Against Black, Brown and Indigenous Peoples was held Oct. 23-25 at The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Washington Heights, New York City, aka Turtle Island, Lenape land. The main theme of the Tribunal was "We Still Charge . . . |

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Daniela Jimenez (2021-11-03). Facebook Censors Sandinistas in Nicaragua Days Before Presidential Elections. orinocotribune.com Social media corporation Facebook, now called Meta, reported that it eliminated an alleged network of trolling accounts aimed at national audiences in Nicaragua. However, activists and supporters of Daniel Ortega's government allege that their accounts were closed without prior notice and clarified that they are not trolls. | This was stated by Sandinista activist Ligia Sevilla, who reported that she was censored by the social media platform due to content she posted in support of the government of Daniel Ortega, and against the interests of the right-wing opposition in the Central American country, but above all…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Trial of fascist shooter Kyle Rittenhouse begins in Kenosha, Wisconsin. wsws.org The jury trial of the vigilante gunman, who was 17 years old when he shot and killed two protesters and wounded a third in Kenosha in August 2020, began on Tuesday.

WSWS (2021-11-03). New studies show mood disorders heighten risk of severe COVID illness and death. wsws.org Individuals suffering from mood disorders are more likely to be poor and to have limited access to preventative healthcare.

New Atlas (2021-11-03). US Economic Warfare vs China: Adrian Zenz & Xinjiang Cotton Lies. newatlas.report November 3, 2021 (The New Atlas — Brian Berletic) — Adrian Zenz is regularly cited as the source regarding alleged abuses in Xinjiang, China. More recently, his reports have become the cornerstone of not only accusations against China regarding supposed "forced labor," but also the justification for sanctions imposed by the US. He is regularly …

_____ (2021-11-03). The Situation in Syria Continues to Escalate. journal-neo.org The situation in Syria in the coming days could seriously heat up due to several factors. In the north of the country, this is due to Turkey's active redeployment of hundreds of soldiers and military equipment to the border in recent days, in particular tanks, artillery, multiple rocket launchers, and air defense systems. This military …

WSWS (2021-11-03). Hunger strike by New York City taxi drivers against crushing debt nearing the end of its second week. wsws.org New York City taxi drivers are suffering under horrendous debt loads due to predatory lending practices compounded by the effects of the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-11-03). Democratic Party suffers debacle in gubernatorial elections. wsws.org The Democrats' emphasis on identity politics is opening the door for Trump, whose political fortunes were substantially strengthened by Tuesday's vote.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-03). FBI Sat On Bombshell Footage From Kyle Rittenhouse Shooting. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Originally published on ZeroHedge | On Tuesday, opening statements in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, an18-year-old aspiring police officer accused of fatally shooting two men and wounding a third on the night of Aug. 25, 2020, as BLM riots raged in the streets of Kenosha in response to a white-on-black police shooting. | While prosecutors have slapped the teen with two counts of homicide and one count of attempted homicide, Rittenhouse has pleaded not guilty to all charges, claiming self…

Peter Bolton (2021-11-03). Socialist International's Parroting of US Line on Nicaragua Shows What a Worthless Fossil It's Become. orinocotribune.com By Peter Bolton — Nov 1, 2021 | On October 25, about two weeks before Nicaragua's 2021 presidential election, the Socialist International (SI) released a statement titled Nicaragua: A Contemporary Victim of Absolute Power. Given the steady stream of tendentious twaddle about Nicaragua that's been disseminated from Washington and dutifully repeated by the corporate-owned media, one might reasonably assume that the global federation of social democratic and labor parties would at least provide some semblance of balance. | But far from adding nuance, the statement reads as if it were a press release sent direct…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-03). Facebook whistleblower's revelation on 'profits over safety' model. peoplesdispatch.org Senior journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and tech expert Bappa Sinha discuss the Frances Haugen revelations on Facebook, the perils of its business model and what can be done to regulate the company…

Luis Bonilla-Molina (2021-11-03). La caja de bobos más grande que pueda existir: El METAverso de Facebook. globalizacion.ca Mark Zuckerberg acaba de anunciar que desde el 1 de diciembre la empresa Facebook pasará a llamarse META. Esto tiene dos implicaciones, una de carácter empresarial para legitimar y construir viabilidad jurídica a una de las operaciones más importantes que…

WSWS (2021-11-03). US-led media campaign to "open up" China—an echo of the Opium Wars. wsws.org While the US is not at this point resorting to military force, the media campaign to demand an end to China's COVID-19 public health restrictions does recall the barbaric methods employed by imperialism in the 19th Century.

Karen Conner (2021-11-03). Preview: What to Look for in the October Jobs Report. cepr.net (The monthly Employment Situation is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, November 5 at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) | The rate of employment growth has slowed sharply in the last two months, averaging just 280,000 jobs a month. However, this is not a story of weak demand for labor. The index of aggregate weekly hours rose by 0.8 percent in September. This suggests that employers who were unable to hire more workers instead met their demand by increasing hours. The September increase in hours would be equivalent to adding 1.2 million workers if the average workweek had remained unchanged.

Emir Sader (2021-11-03). Chile: Laboratorio de experiencias políticas de América Latina. globalizacion.ca Engels llamó a Francia el laboratorio de experiencias políticas, donde los acontecimientos se desarrollarían de la forma más radical, desde la Revolución de 1789, pasando por la Revolución de 1848, hasta llegar a la Comuna de París. Chile es el…

Mohammad Ersan (2021-11-03). Jordan: Journalists calling out corruption muzzled by cybercrime laws. middleeasteye.net Jordan: Journalists calling out corruption muzzled by cybercrime laws | Much of the media, and many ordinary citizens, forced to self censure as thousands find themselves in court for stating their views on social media | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 12: 05 | Political activists outside detained owner Kameel al-Zoubi's coffee stand in Ramtha District gather to buy drinks as a token of their support (MEE/Ja…

Bill Meyer (2021-11-03). High quality documentaries at Toronto International Film Festival. peoplesworld.org Documentaries are always of high quality at the Toronto International Film Festival, selected by a stellar team of programmers. Some of the highly recommended docs were reviewed in previous columns including Attica, Wochiigii lo: End of the Peace, Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11 and Oscar Peterson: Black + White. The Oscar doc was only one …

C.J. Atkins (2021-11-03). Democrats can avoid midterm election disaster by running on their actual agenda. peoplesworld.org

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-03). Iran claims to have thwarted US attempt to steal oil from its ship in Sea of Oman. peoplesdispatch.org According to the Tasnim News Agency, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps personnel landed on a tanker which the US was trying to confiscate and later steered it into Iranian waters…

_____ (2021-11-03). Biden's 'Global Tax' And The 40-Year US Corporate Tax 'Shell Game'. popularresistance.org The corporate media in recent days has been busy resurrecting and re-reporting the deal negotiated weeks ago by Janet Yellen, US Treasury Secretary, to get 100+ other nations to sign on to and introduce a 15% global corporate alternative tax in their countries. | But why is the mainstream media bringing it up again now? Is it to soften the blow of Biden's repeal of his proposal to hike corporate taxes in the US from Trump's 21% to 26%? (It was 35% pre-Trump)? Or is there something else as well that explains why the media is running the global tax story that's already weeks old? | The global sign on to Biden's 15%…

Heather L. Weaver (2021-11-03). A Mississippi City Blocked a Proposed Mosque Due to Anti-Muslim Prejudice, We're Suing. aclu.org There are 13 churches in Horn Lake, Mississippi. But there are no mosques, and there never will be if city officials get their way. Earlier this year, the city's Planning Commission and Board of Aldermen denied site-plan approval for the Abraham House of God mosque, even though the property for the proposed mosque is zoned for houses of worship and the city's own staff determined that the application met or exceeded all requirements. One Alderman ominously warned, "if you let them build it, they will come," exhorting his fellow board members to "stop it before it gets here." | This type of bigotry has no place…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-03). 10 Things To Know About Cancer Risks And Black America. moguldom.com Chadwick Boseman changed the face of pop culture in his role as the Marvel Comics superhero the Black Panther in the groundbreaking 2018 film, but he was already sick with colon cancer and did not have long to enjoy his spectacular success. Boseman died in 2020 at age 43 after a four-year battle with the …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-03). Free Game: 6 Tips From 'Bitcoin & Black America' Author Isaiah Jackson. moguldom.com Crypto expert Isaiah Jackson has been very successful with bitcoin and he wants to help the Black community do the same. It's why he published "Bitcoin & Black America" in 2019 and continues to be an influential thought leader who gives free game on how best to move in the space. Through his book, his …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-03). Election 2021: Republicans make some major gains but not everywhere. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Except for the Boston and Atlanta mayoral races and numerous local elections scattered around the country, Election 2021 was not the night the Democratic Party and many of the people's movements had hoped for. Pro-worker candidates especially in Virginia but elsewhere took major hits. In Boston, however, there was an outstanding victory by the progressive …

Fight Back (2021-11-03). Appleton, WI: SDS rallies for $15 an hour for students on campus. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI – The Appleton Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Sunrise Fox Valley are continuing the "Fight for $15'' at Lawrence University. This campaign seeks to increase the on-campus student worker minimum wage to $15 per hour. At the moment, the average student worker is undercompensated with a meagre $7.25 wage, which is unable to meet the rising costs of tuition and other exorbitant living expenses. | Through consistent agitation and numerous flyer drives, Appleton SDS has been able to gain the support of hundreds of student workers and other sympathetic allies. With the assistance of S…

Fight Back (2021-11-03). Jacksonville demands police accountability, demands reinstatement of Safer Together Committee. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL — Around 50 community members came together outside of City Hall, October 26, to rally for the re-instatement of the "Safer Together Committee" by the City Council. The rally was led by the Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC) and joined by the Northside Coalition of Jacksonville, Students for A Democratic Society, Take Em Down Jax, Florida Rising, and Women's March Jacksonville. | The rally began at 4 p.m. with the crowd chanting "People! Power!" while various news stations set up to collect footage of the event. Michael Sampson, a leader of JCAC, kicked off the rally by demandi…

Robert Reich (2021-11-03). What happened to the party of limited government? nationofchange.org The Republican Party now poses a clear and present threat even to the values it once espoused.

Chauncey K. Robinson (2021-11-03). 'Rust' shooting was avoidable: Put worker safety center stage in Hollywood. peoplesworld.org It can be hard to connect the glitz and glamour of Hollywood film and television to the real-world work that goes into making it all possible. Yet it has become clear, as details emerge regarding the tragic shooting on the set of the movie Rust, that the safety of workers on the job at film …

Ann Brown (2021-11-03). MAGA Ain't Playin': New Poll Shows 30 Percent Of Republicans Say Violence May Be Necessary To Save United States. moguldom.com Almost one in three Republicans polled in a recent study agree with this statement, "Because things have gotten so far off track, true American patriots may have to resort to violence to save our country." The findings come from the Public Religion Research Institute, a nonprofit research and education organization that studies political issues as they …

Staff (2021-11-03). CNE President: We will Investigate Electoral Campaign Violations — 21N Mega-Elections. orinocotribune.com The president of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, assured this Tuesday, November 2, that as of the day before the electoral authority had begun investigations into possible violations of the electoral campaign regulations. Venezuela's upcoming regional and municipal elections are scheduled for Sunday, November 21. | In this year's electoral campaign regulations, social networks were added as an authorized means of transmission of messages. Thus, the accounts of political parties are being observed. | Calzadilla also pointed out that the CNE has a record of all official accounts of t…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-03). Scranton School System forces teachers to strike. peoplesworld.org SCRANTON, Pa. —After years with no contract, and school board demands for big increases in teachers' share of health care costs, teachers and staff in the Scranton, Pa., school district, members of Teachers (AFT) Local 1147, were forced to strike Nov. 3. "See us on the picket lines. Scranton educators, parents, and students have sacrificed …

Montreal Counter-Info (2021-11-03). Likhts'amisyu Territory: Report on Blockade Erected in Response to Arrest of Chief Dtsa'hyl. itsgoingdown.org The following action report was submitted anonymously to Montreal Counter-Info, and details a blockade erected on Wet'suwet'en territory following ongoing repression by RCMP and Coastal Gaslink. For more background, go here. photo: @M_Tol On Wednesday morning an action was put into effect in response to…

Final Straw (2021-11-03). Final Straw: Asheville Survival Program. itsgoingdown.org Long-running anarchist radio and podcast show, Final Straw, presents a interview with the autonomous mutual aid project, Asheville Survival Program. Listen and Download HERE Asheville Survival Program is an autonomous mutual aid network formed in early 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in so-called Asheville, NC. They are building mutual aid with oppressed…

ecns.cn (2021-11-03). Disposable income rises in China's Tibet. ecns.cn Rural and urban residents of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region witnessed rapid growth in disposable income in the first nine months of the year, according to local authorities.

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-11-03). The homogenisation of education. mronline.org Education in post-independence India was supposed not just to provide knowledge and skills to students, but also to facilitate the process of "nation-building" (to use a clumsy word).

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-03). Billionaire Chamath Admits He Dumped His Tesla Shares After Telling Cult Fans 'Don't Sell'. moguldom.com Billionaire venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya admits that he dumped his Tesla shares over the last year despite telling cult fans not to sell because he believed the stock would double or triple in value. The founder of venture firm Social Capital, Palihapitiya has a cult following among amateur traders. He's a big fan of SPACs — …

Anonymous (2021-11-03). Palestine in Pictures: October 2021. electronicintifada.net A monthly roundup of photographs documenting Palestine, Palestinian life, politics and culture, and international solidarity with Palestine.

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-11-03). COP 26: Can a singing, dancing rebellion save the world? nationofchange.org COP Twenty-six! That is how many times the UN has assembled world leaders to try to tackle the climate crisis. But the United States is producing more oil and natural gas than ever; the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere and global temperatures are both still rising; and we are already experiencing the …

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2021-11-03). Economic inequality means retirement insecurity for most U.S. households. mronline.org This is far from a "hot take": financial wealth in the United States is highly concentrated, with most households, especially Black and Hispanic households, owning few financial assets…

PAI (2021-11-03). Impasse in talks may force 6,300 U of C faculty, 500 librarians to strike. peoplesworld.org SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—A university system-declared impasse after two years of bargaining may force some 6,300 teaching, non-tenured faculty, plus 500 librarians, at the University of California system to strike. Though yet another bargaining session is scheduled for Nov. 10—and is open to the public and supporters via Zoom starting at 2 pm Pacific Time—the two …

Editor (2021-11-03). What to expect from COP26: climate action, climate justice or greenwashing? mronline.org If Karl Marx and Frederick Engels were writing the Communist Manifesto today, it is not inconceivable that they would begin with the sentence: "A spectre is haunting humanity—the spectre of extinction."

Reynard Loki (2021-11-03). COP26: Will Humanity's 'Last and Best Chance' to Save Earth's Climate Succeed? | Take Action Tuesday @EarthFoodLife. independentmediainstitute.org There is a chance we can prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis, but world leaders must hold businesses accountable and listen to Indigenous communities. By Reynard Loki, Independent Media Institute 11 min read It would be an understatement to say that there is a lot riding on COP26, the international climate talks currently …

Dean Baker (2021-11-03). Combatting Global Warming: The Solution to China's Demographic "Crisis" cepr.net There have been numerous news articles in recent years telling us that China faces a demographic crisis. The basic story is that the market reforms put in place in the late 1970s, together with country's one-child policy, led to many fewer children being born in the last four decades. As a result, the number of current workers entering retirement, exceeds the size of the cohorts entering the workforce, leading to a stagnant or declining workforce. This is supposed to be a crisis. | I used the word "supposed" because it is not in any way obvious that a declining workforce is any sort of crisis. We see shifts of po…

ecns.cn (2021-11-03). IS claims attack on Afghan military hospital in Kabul. ecns.cn Militants of Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack against a military hospital in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, according to a statement from the group cited in multiple reports on Wednesday.

Vijay Prashad (2021-11-03). Ecuador's neoliberal government announces state emergency to impose austerity. peoplesdispatch.org On October 18, 2021, Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso

ecns.cn (2021-11-03). No empty slogans needed in addressing climate change: China's UN envoy. ecns.cn Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), said on Tuesday that tackling climate change needs firm commitment and continued actions, not empty slogans.

Abbie Vansickle, Weihua Li (2021-11-03). Black girls top list of teens hurt by the police. peoplesworld.org HAGERSTOWN, Md. — On a warm September Sunday in 2016, a small Black teenager in a pink T-shirt biked through narrow city streets and rolled into an intersection. So did a Chevy Cruze, driven by an 85-year-old man heading home from church. The next thing 15-year-old Brianna Stuart knew, she was lying dazed on the …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-03). The Bubble Pumps Of Shiba And Doge Meme Coins Could Have Psychological Bias. moguldom.com A low-priced coin can make investors feel a little richer when they first start buying crypto with a relatively small amount of money. For example, $100 will buy 0.0016 of a single Bitcoin or 1.574 million Shiba Inu (SHIB). It's called unit bias, and it's a natural tendency and way of thinking about value among …

Janine Jackson (2021-11-03). 'Every turn in this case has been another brick wall, and behind it is Chevron'. mronline.org CounterSpin interview with Paul Paz y Miño on Chevron vs. Steven Donziger.

Fredric Bauer, Tobias Dan Nielsen (2021-11-03). Oil companies are ploughing money into fossil-fueled plastics production at a record rate—new research. nationofchange.org Around the world, around the clock, the plastics we use every day are produced at facilities on an almost incomprehensible scale that some suggest we now live in an era best labelled the plasticene.

Editor (2021-11-03). Cuban Leader: The U.S. Government is the true organizer and promoter of the provocation planned for November in Cuba (+video). mronline.org Polanco Fuentes drew attention to how as soon as the march was announced, it received public support from U.S. legislators, political operators and the media that encourage actions against the Cuban people, try to destabilize the country and urge military intervention.

Johanna Kichton (2021-11-03). People's Action and TakeAction Minnesota Statement on Minneapolis Public Safety Charter Amendment. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action and its member organization, TakeAction Minnesota, today released the following statement by Movement Politics Director Brooke Adams and TakeAction Minnesota Executive Director Elianne Farhat after results came in on a charter amendment in Minneapolis that would transform public safety by replacing the Minneapolis Police Department with a new department …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-03). Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah facing forced expulsion reject Israeli court's 'compromise deal'. peoplesdispatch.org The Israeli supreme court had offered the Palestinians 'protected tenants' status in exchange for them recognizing temporary Jewish ownership of their homes and paying a symbolic rent to the Israeli settler organization involved in the so-called 'property dispute' in Sheikh Jarrah…

Joris Leverink (2021-11-03). Defund the global climate wall. roarmag.org This essay was originally published at Photo: US border patrol is detaining immigrants from Latin America. Yuma, Arizona. May, 2021. Ringo Chiu / Shutterstock.com | At a National Security Council meeting in September, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken

Ann Brown (2021-11-03). Star ATL Falcons Receiver Calvin Ridley Steps Away From NFL Over Mental Health Issues. moguldom.com Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is putting his mental health first, announcing on Oct. 31 that he will "step away from football at this time" to focus on it. "These past few weeks have been very challenging, and as much as I'd like to be on the field competing with my teammates, I need to step away from …

Melissa Sanchez (2021-11-03). Afghan kids struggle in an ill-equipped US shelter. asiatimes.com This story was originally published by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Some children who were evacuated from Afghanistan and are being cared for at a Chicago shelter for immigrant minors have hurt themselves, harmed other children or threatened …

WSWS (2021-11-03). COVID-19 must not be the "new normal" wsws.org The perspective set forth by McKinsey & Company, speaking on behalf of the corporate-financial oligarchy, is that the coronavirus pandemic should be allowed to become "endemic."

ecns.cn (2021-11-03). Scapegoating China over climate change 'craven and inaccurate': British newspaper. ecns.cn

Staff (2021-11-03). The Nation's John Nichols: Democrats Must Deliver on Promises or Voters Will Punish the Party. democracynow.org We speak with The Nation's John Nichols about key outcomes from Tuesday's election night. In a major blow for Democrats, Republican Glenn Youngkin, who President Biden warned is an extremist in the vein of former President Trump, won the Virginia governor's race against former Governor Terry McAuliffe. Youngkin campaigned for so-called parents' rights — a catch-all phrase adopted by right-wing opponents of vaccine and mask mandates, transgender rights and critical race theory. Tuesday's elections also saw closely watched races in New Jersey, New York City, Buffalo and Boston, where Michelle Wu made history…

Brittani Banks (2021-11-03). COP26: Will Humanity's 'Last and Best Chance' to Save Earth's Climate Succeed? independentmediainstitute.org There is a chance we can prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis, but world leaders must hold businesses accountable and listen to Indigenous communities. By Reynard Loki It would be an understatement to say that there is a lot riding on COP26, the international climate talks currently being held in Glasgow, Scotland. Officially, …

WSWS (2021-11-03). Dana fires temps en masse in apparent retaliation for leak that revealed they were making $25 per hour. wsws.org The revelation sparked outrage among full-time Dana workers at management and the UAW and USW unions, who had bullied them into accepting a contract with wages far below what Dana has been compelled to pay temps to maintain production.

MEE, agencies (2021-11-03). Algeria blames Morocco for 'assassinating' three truck drivers near Western Sahara. middleeasteye.net Algeria blames Morocco for 'assassinating' three truck drivers near Western Sahara | Algiers warns the fatal attack 'will not go unpunished' as relations deteriorate between the two countries | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 16: 06 | A United Nations Mil Mi-8 helicopter lands on the Moroccan side of the border crossing between Morocco and Mauritania in Guerguerat, in Western Sahara, on 25 November 2020…

Editorial La Jornada (2021-11-03). México — Neoliberalismo eléctrico: Atraco a la nación. globalizacion.ca La Jornada publica hoy una extensa entrevista con el director general de la Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Manuel Bartlett, en la que el funcionario desgrana los múltiples mecanismos de saqueo a la nación implementados en la Ley del Servicio…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Rank-and-file Canadian educators discuss "How to end the pandemic" webinar, vow support for John Deere strike. wsws.org At the latest meeting of the Cross-Canada Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, education workers drew the connection between the fight to stop the pandemic and the need to unify their struggles with other sections of workers battling low wages and punishing working conditions.

Global Research News (2021-11-03). Selected Articles: They Defend the Climate While Preparing the End of the World. globalresearch.ca By At the beginning of October, Italy hosted the preparatory meeting of the UN Conference on Climate Change, currently taking place in Glasgow. …

WSWS (2021-11-03). University of Florida bars professors from testifying in lawsuit against right-wing voting rights bill. wsws.org The move by the university is a blatant attack on free speech and democratic rights in line with the fascistic strategy being pursued by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-11-03). Los argentinos no deben olvidar penurias pasadas. globalizacion.ca Cuando faltan pocos días para las elecciones legislativas de medio tiempo programadas para el 14 de noviembre, los argentinos no deben olvidar todas las penurias que sufrieron durante la dictadura militar (1976-1983) ni con los regímenes neoliberales de Carlos Menem…

Silvia Ribeiro (2021-11-03). Una guía de falsas soluciones para la COP 26. globalizacion.ca La publicación ´Engañados en el Invernadero ª revela las maniobras de las empresas y gobiernos respecto del reduccionismo de los problemas ambientales al carbono, la financiarización de la naturaleza y un creciente utopismo tecnológico; y propone ir hacia una justicia ambiental,…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Striking Deere workers defeat second UAW-company agreement, in powerful show of determination that workers' needs be met. wsws.org The contract rejection is the latest major repudiation by workers of the pro-corporate policies pursued by the UAW and other trade unions for over 40 years.

Isaac Nellist (2021-11-03). Inner West Council Mayor: Precinct committees can 'bridge gap' between council and residents. greenleft.org.au Inner West Council Mayor Rochelle Porteous has won support for a motion to ask residents about re-establishing residents' precinct committees. Isaac Nellist reports.

Dania Akkad (2021-11-03). Pegasus: UK urged to conduct 'immediate' probe into spyware scandal. middleeasteye.net Pegasus: UK urged to conduct 'immediate' probe into spyware scandal | 'There hasn't been enough done', Amnesty tells MPs in wake of revelations that phones of British nationals were targeted with NSO software | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 09: 14 | Baroness Fiona Shackleton, whose phone a judge ruled was hacked with Pegasus spyware, leaves the Royal Courts of Justice with her client Princess Haya bint Al Hussein in…

José Steinsleger (2021-11-03). Argentina — Cristina y el judaísmo faccioso. globalizacion.ca Barridas por las aguas de la justicia (cosa rara en el Poder Judicial argentino), las numerosas causas abiertas por el macrismo contra la ex presidenta Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) empiezan a desmoronarse como castillo de arena. | Éxitos relativos en…

Rachel Evans (2021-11-03). Forum discusses defending public housing in NSW. greenleft.org.au Hands off Glebe and Action for Public Housing hosted an online forum to discuss how best to defend New South Wales public housing from the state government's plan to sell it off. Rachel Evans reports.

Ruchira Talukdar (2021-11-03). Adani, India and COP26: How to support climate justice? greenleft.org.au The focus on "net zero" and "fossil fuels versus renewables" does not do justice to the critical need for just solutions for the Global South and Indigenous peoples, writes Ruchira Talukdar.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-03). Lies, Lies and Nuclear Submarines. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | It looked like something of an ambush, but a coterie of Australian journalists had their man where they wanted him. Between sessions at the G20 Summit in Rome, and French President Emmanuel Macron found himself blunter than usual. The sundering of the relationship between Australia and France over the new trilateral security relationship between Canberra, Washington and London, and, more importantly, the rescinding of the submarine contract with Australia, was pl…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-11-03). Welcome to the American century. nationofchange.org We are truly living out the end of the American Century in the world it created.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-03). After long GOP Trump delay, feds OK rest hours for flight attendants. peoplesworld.org Sara Nelson, AFA-CWA. | "Fatigue is real. We need our 10 hours yesterday," said Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson, a veteran United Airlines flight attendant. Her union has led the long fight for more rest between long flight times. | But the rule won't kick in until after FAA takes public comments, due by Jan. 3, then reviews and responds via the Federal Register. | Flight attendant unions, led by AFA-CWA, joined by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), the Machinists, the Teamsters' Airline Division, the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department, and the Transport Wor…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Anglo-French tensions overshadow opening of COP26. wsws.org Amid the talk of "international unity" and "global solutions", Britain, the summit's host, and France have been unable to put to bed a dispute over a few dozen fishing licenses in the English Channel.

MEE staff (2021-11-03). US: Republican senator blocks Biden's choice for top Israel diplomat. middleeasteye.net US: Republican senator blocks Biden's choice for top Israel diplomat | Josh Hawley gives no reason for blocking appointment of Tom Nides, who would fill the vacant position of US ambassador to Israel | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 15: 52 | Republican Senator Josh Hawley said he objected to Nides' appointment on behalf of his Republican colleagues (AFP) | Republican Senator Josh Hawley has blocked an attempt to approve a…

Miquel Casals Roma (2021-11-03). COP26 — °Es el sistema, estúpidos! globalizacion.ca La 26 en Glasgow, nada nuevo bajo el sol: el problema va para largo, dispuesto a enquistarse in secula seculorum. Quedan muchas más COP por delante, quizás tantas que ya no quepan ciudades nuevas para albergarlas. | øCuántas cumbres más serán…

Staff (2021-11-03). Hurricane LUMA: Puerto Ricans Fight Big Coal & Privatized Energy Amid Climate Disasters, Blackouts. democracynow.org As we cover the fight against Big Coal with climate activists attending the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, we look at the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, which has experienced some of the most extreme weather over the last two decades. Hurricane Maria destroyed the island's electrical grid four years ago and left residents in the dark for months. The fragile power system is still unreliable for people, prompting mass protests and renewed calls for lawmakers to move away from dirty power and turn the island into a center for renewable energy, a movement featured in the new film "El poder del pueblo," or…

Dania Akkad (2021-11-03). NSO Group: US blacklists Israeli firms for harming 'national security interests'. middleeasteye.net NSO Group: US blacklists Israeli firms for harming 'national security interests' | US authorities say NSO Group and Candiru enable foreign governments to 'threaten the rules-based international order' | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 15: 25 | NSO Group exhibits at an international defence and homeland security expo in Tel Aviv in 2019 (Reuters) | US authorities have put NSO Group, the Israeli spyware company at the c…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-03). Israel Struck Damascus Suburb For The Second Time In Less Than A Week. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Early morning of November 3rd, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) struck targets near the Syrian capital of Damascus. The attack was carried out with surface-to-surface missiles fired from the Golan. | The Syrian Arab News Agency SANA reported that the missiles hit sites in the Zakia region outside Damascus and caused material damage only. No casualties were reported."At about 02: 58 a.m. today, the Israeli enemy launched an aerial aggression with a number of missiles from the direction of northern occupied…

ecns.cn (2021-11-03). Wider vaccination helps China build immune barrier against coronavirus. ecns.cn China has been expanding vaccine inoculation, booster shots in particular, to combat COVID-19 and build an immune barrier as the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide.

Mario Lubetkin (2021-11-03). Transformar los sistemas alimentarios para derrotar el hambre. globalizacion.ca Durante octubre, el mes mundial de la alimentación, se han multiplicado las voces calificadas que promueven nuevos caminos, a través de la transformación de los sistemas alimentarios, que permitan reducir y eliminar el hambre en el mundo, del que ya…

Malik Miah (2021-11-03). United States: Workers rise up in strike wave. greenleft.org.au Thousands of workers are on strike right now in the United States, in what is being dubbed "Striketober", reports Malik Miah.

Staff (2021-11-03). Headlines for November 3, 2021. democracynow.org Youngkin Beats McAuliffe in VA Gov. Race; India Walton Trails Write-in Primary Loser Byron Brown in Buffalo, Eric Adams Wins NYC Mayoral Race; Michelle Wu Is 1st Woman, BIPOC Elected as Boston Mayor, Ohio Special House Races Go to Republican Mike Carey and Democrat Shontel Brown, Minneapolis Rejects Police Overhaul Measure; Oregon Legalizes "Magic Mushrooms" for Medical Use, COP26: U.S. Joins 90 Nations in Pledge to Cut Methane Emissions; South Africa Coal Deal Announced, CDC Approves Pfizer COVID Vaccine for 5- to 11-Year-Olds, Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency as Tigrayan Forces Advance; U.N. Report Details…

MEE staff (2021-11-03). Egypt set to extend security powers of president and army. middleeasteye.net Egypt set to extend security powers of president and army | Changes to 'national terrorism law' allow president to take 'measures necessary to preserve security and public order' | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 15: 11 | In September, Sisi denied that the country had any political prisoners, adding 'there are no forms of human rights violations in Egypt' (AFP) | The security powers of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sis…

WSWS (2021-11-03). The climate change disaster and Australia's new anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org The party deregistration laws were rammed through parliament just as the protracted political crisis in Canberra over climate change was reaching a new peak in the lead-up to the COP26 gathering in Glasgow.

WSWS (2021-11-03). Deere parts center in Milan, Illinois reports first rejection of UAW contract, as ballot count continues: Live updates. wsws.org Nearly 10,000 striking Deere workers are voting today on a tentative agreement backed by the UAW, which only released five pages of "highlights" on the deal Sunday.

Adán Chávez Frías (2021-11-03). Venezuela — Bolívar y Chávez en tiempo presente. globalizacion.ca I | Durante nuestra reciente gira por la Federación de Rusia y la República de Belarús, tuvimos la oportunidad de reunirnos con autoridades de los Poderes Ejecutivo y Legislativo de estos países; así como con representantes de organizaciones políticas, del Movimiento…

Mustafa Abu Sneineh (2021-11-03). Palestinian prisoner risks 'clinical death' as he enters 110th day of hunger strike. middleeasteye.net Palestinian prisoner risks 'clinical death' as he enters 110th day of hunger strike | Kayed al-Fasfous' health deteriorates as he continues to protest against his administrative detention by Israel | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 12: 37 | Palestinians with banners of Kayed al-Fasfous and Miqdad al-Qawasmi call for the release of prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, 24 October 2021 (AF…

Aditi Ramaswami (2021-11-03). How Dark Money Captured The Supreme Court. dailyposter.com

WSWS (2021-11-03). Global markets force Australian central bank to scrap major plank of monetary policy. wsws.org The Reserve Bank of Australia has been forced to abandon so-called yield curve targeting because of a major sell-off of short-term bonds in response to rising inflation.

WSWS (2021-11-03). Five hundred steelworkers strike ArcelorMittal Tubular Products plant in Ohio. wsws.org Roughly 500 steel workers in Shelby, Ohio walked off the job after ArcelorMittal representatives ended negotiations.

Richard Hodgkins (2021-11-03). Why progress at COP26 is crucial. asiatimes.com COP26, which is taking place in Glasgow, is the latest in a series of meetings through which the world's governments attempt to deal with climate change. COP stands for "Conference of the Parties": these 197 parties are the United Nations member countries, plus a few small non-UN member countries and the European Union, all of …

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Dick Nichols (2021-11-03). Basque left: Pain caused by ETA 'should never have happened'. greenleft.org.au The October 18 declaration of left-independentist alliance

Staff (2021-11-03). Kumi Naidoo at COP26: Will Rich Countries Deliver Pledged Billions for South Africa to Get Off Coal? democracynow.org On day three of the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, we look at the fight against Big Coal, starting with leading South African climate activist Kumi Naidoo. South Africa is one of the world's largest coal producers, and the United States has joined the European Union and other wealthy nations to announce a new deal to provide $8.5 billion to the country to help it decommission its coal plants and invest in renewable energy. "Let's see if the money actually flows and if those countries actually follow up with that commitment," says Naidoo, global ambassador for Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dign…

Margaret Kimberley (2021-11-03). Russell 'Maroon' Shoatz is Free, but Other Political Prisoners Languish. orinocotribune.com By Margaret Kimberley — Oct 28, 2021 |

MEE staff (2021-11-03). Turkey: Probe launched over social media posts speculating on Erdogan's health. middleeasteye.net Turkey: Probe launched over social media posts speculating on Erdogan's health | Investigation launched after hashtag 'He is dead' began trending on Turkish Twitter | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 13: 42 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a press conference at the end of the G20 of World Leaders Summit on 31 October 2021 in Rome, Italy (AFP) | Turkish authorities have launched a probe into social media pos…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Australia: Patrick Terminals seeks termination of dock workers' enterprise agreement. wsws.org Reverting to the industry award will cut workers' pay by more than 50 percent.

WSWS (2021-11-03). Death row inmate Rodney Reed should not get new trial, Texas judge says, rejecting claims of his innocence. wsws.org The ruling is a setback for Reed, whose fight for a new trial has garnered national notoriety and the support of the Innocence Project. He was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Stacey Stites, 19, a quarter century ago and has spent 23 years on death row.

WSWS (2021-11-03). Migrant woman drowns in Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego. wsws.org The woman drowned on Friday while trying to cross the US-Mexico border by swimming around the border fence that juts into the Pacific. Her death is a consequence of the Biden administration's criminal anti-immigrant policies.

WSWS (2021-11-03). Over 700 University of Michigan faculty sign open letter protesting administration witch hunt against composer and Professor Bright Sheng. wsws.org The open letter from UM faculty takes a principled stand in defense of Sheng, demanding that the university reinstate Sheng to his undergraduate course in composition and make a public apology both for the sanctions taken against him and the outrageous charges of racism.

Rosalind English (2021-11-03). Regulating the Professionals: a Shakeup in Healthcare. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the latest Episode of Law Pod UK Rosalind English talks to Robert Kellar QC of 1 Crown Office row about the proposed reforms to the regulation of doctors, nurses, opticians, chiropractors and a range of other professionals in the world of healthcare. It's particularly important to allow regulators to react to unexpected challenges, as …

Alex MacDonald (2021-11-03). UAE: 'Shocking' lack of protection for British women in Gulf state, says report. middleeasteye.net UAE: 'Shocking' lack of protection for British women in Gulf state, says report | Cross-party panel says UK failing in its support for British women facing abuse and detention in UAE | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 10: 03 | A woman takes a photograph of the interior of the Moroccan pavilion at Expo 2020 in the Gulf Emirate of Dubai, on 2 October 2021 (AFP) | British women face a "shocking" lack of protectio…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Six hundred children have been killed by COVID-19 in the US. wsws.org Despite the growing death toll among US children, which directly coincides with the reopening of schools, masking and other mitigation policies are being curtailed or entirely scrapped.

Staff (2021-11-03). Uproot the System: Filipina Activist Mitzi Tan on How Capitalism & Colonialism Fuel Climate Crisis. democracynow.org We speak to Mitzi Tan, a climate activist based in the Philippines, who will join Greta Thunberg of Sweden and Vanessa Nakate of Uganda in speaking at a major march and rally in Glasgow on Saturday. Among their demands are reparations from the Global North to the Global South to help rebuild the lives of those most impacted by the climate crisis. Tan has recently protested outside the offices of Standard Chartered Bank in London, which funds the most fossil fuel companies based in the Philippines, which she says contributes directly to their yearly typhoons that cause insurmountable destruction. "At this point, n…

Nur Ayoubi (2021-11-03). COP26: Boris Johnson warns Alexandria is sinking and Egyptian Twitter melts down. middleeasteye.net COP26: Boris Johnson warns Alexandria is sinking and Egyptian Twitter melts down | 'Quickly, travel to Alexandria in the next few days because you won't see it again,' read one panicked tweet | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 13: 36 | Boys walk while holding balloons on concrete blocks by the Mediterranean waterfront in the historic harbour of Egypt's northern city of Alexandria (AFP) | During his opening speech at the C…

John Pilger (2021-11-02). Justice for Assange is Justice for All. zcomm.org Julian Assange is a truth-teller who has committed no crime but revealed government crimes and lies on a vast scale and so performed one of the great public services of my lifetime…

John Pilger (2021-11-02). John Pilger: Justice for Assange is justice for all. greenleft.org.au As the world awaits the outcome of the United States' appeal to extradite Julian Assange from Britain, the WikiLeaks founder's courage is beyond doubt, writes John Pilger.

Ben Norton (2021-11-02). Meet the Nicaraguans Facebook falsely branded bots and censored days before elections. thegrayzone.com Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter suspended hundreds of influential pro-Sandinista journalists and activists days before Nicaragua's November 7 elections, falsely claiming they were government trolls. The Grayzone interviewed them to reveal the truth. Just days before Nicaragua's November 7 elections, top social media platforms censored top Nicaraguan news outlets and hundreds of journalists and activists who support their country's leftist Sandinista government. The politically motivated campaign of Silicon Valley censorship amounted to a massive purge of Sandinista supporters one week before …

_____ (2021-11-02). Meta Deletes Over 1,000 Nicaraguan Accounts Days Before Election. popularresistance.org On Monday, Ben Nimmo, the head of Facebook-turned-Meta's global threat intelligence strategy, announced that the social media giant had taken down what he claimed was a "a troll farm run by the government of Nicaragua and the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) party." | The takedown included 937 Facebook accounts, 140 Pages, 24 Groups and 363 Instagram accounts in Nicaragua. | The Meta report claimed the accounts were "one of the most cross-government troll operations we've disrupted to date, with multiple state entities participating in this activity at once," but primarily run by employees of the Nicar…

Rick Sterling (2021-11-02). Líderes indígenas en Nicaragua se pronuncian contra los medios occidentales y las ONG. globalizacion.ca Nicaragua tiene una elección para elegir a su presidente y asamblea nacional el 7 de noviembre. Según las encuestas , se espera que el Frente Sandinista (FSLN) actualmente en el gobierno gane la presidencia y la mayoría de escaños en…

Benjamin Norton (2021-11-02). Facebook acusó falsamente a estos nicaragàºenses de ser troles y los censuró antes de las elecciones. thegrayzone.com Facebook, Instagram y Twitter suspendieron a cientos de periodistas y activistas pro sandinistas días antes de las elecciones del 7 de noviembre en Nicaragua, alegando falsamente que eran troles del gobierno. The Grayzone los entrevistó para revelar la verdad. (You can read this article in English here.) MANAGUA, NICARAGUA — Pocos días antes de las elecciones del 7 de noviembre en Nicaragua, las plataformas de redes sociales censuraron a influyentes medios de comunicación nicaragàºenses y a cientos de periodistas y …

MEE, agencies (2021-11-02). Bahrain tells citizens to leave Lebanon as Gulf spat continues. middleeasteye.net Bahrain tells citizens to leave Lebanon as Gulf spat continues | Bahraini foreign ministry warns of 'tense situation' in Lebanon following controversy over comments made by information minister | Tue, 11/02/2021 – 15: 38 | Pedestrians and cars pass through the area of Tayouneh, in the southern suburb of the capital Beirut, on 15 October 2021 (AFP) | Bahrain has ordered its citizens in Leba…

MEE, agencies (2021-11-02). Lebanon: Oldest English-language newspaper lays off entire staff. middleeasteye.net Lebanon: Oldest English-language newspaper lays off entire staff | The Daily Star notifies employees just days ahead of 31 October redundancy date | Tue, 11/02/2021 – 10: 58 | A man looks at the front pages of the Lebanese local English-language newspaper "The Daily Star" in the capital Beirut on 8 August 2019 (AFP) | The entire staff of the Daily Star news outlet in Lebanon has been made…

Editor2 (2021-11-02). Documents Show How the US Government Used Social Media to Intervene in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com BY Tim Gill and Christian Lewelling — Oct 30, 2021 | Outrage over alleged Russian intervention in US elections has been widespread. But documents obtained by Jacobin reveal that the US has intervened in Venezuelan elections by training opposition forces to use Facebook against President Nicolás Maduro's party. | In recent months, US lawmakers have condemned Facebook for harming children's health, amplifying violence from Washington to India, and disseminating misinformation surrounding COVID-19 and its vaccine. The criticisms follow a leak of thousands of internal company documents known as the Facebook Pape…

Staff (2021-11-02). Desde las redes: øDisfraz de Ku Klux Klan en noche de Halloween en La Habana? cubadebate.cu En la foto se ve a un grupo de jóvenes cubanos disfrazados paseándose por la Avenida G de La Habana. Uno de ellos disfrazado de Ku Klux Klan, como si fuera la cosa más normal del mundo, denunció en su perfil de Facebook Justo Cruz. øCómo puede ser posible que se permita que alguien se pasee por una calle de Cuba vestido de KKK?

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-11-02). Hi Chi Minh Should've Killed More of Your Grandparents (We Need Militant Anti-Imperialism, Now!). anchor.fm In this episode I continue on my discussion about the myths surrounding capitalism and communism. What are we going to do to stop the continuation of imperialist aggression across the world? How will we in the belly of the beast take down this empire? When will we recognize now is the time to act?

jamanetwork (2021-11-02). The Magnetic Field is Not a Health Hazard. jamanetwork.com Magnetism is a word before which the untutored stand aghast and with which the faker may conjure. Among the growing number of therapeutic projects constantly being brought to the attention of the American practitioner, "magnetotherapy" has not acquired any recognition, although it has actually received mention in medical literature. There are industries in which workmen may be exposed to magnetic fields of considerable strength in the course of the operations in which they are engaged; hence the problem of possible physiologic effects cannot be lightly brushed aside. Drinker and Thomson of the Laboratory of Appli…

_____ (2021-11-02). Three Starbucks Set For Vote On Union. popularresistance.org Workers hoping to unionize Starbucks stores in the U.S. have won a preliminary victory before the National Labor Relations Board. | The board said employees at three separate Starbucks stores in Buffalo, N.Y., can hold union elections in November in a new ruling. That means that workers need only a majority of votes cast at a single location to form a union. The company had argued that employees at all 20 Buffalo-area stores should vote in a single election. | If the effort is successful, the stores would be the first of Starbucks' 8,000 company-owned U.S. stores to unionize. The Seattle coffee giant opposes the…

Joris Leverink (2021-11-02). Rejecting the existential futility of neoliberal life. roarmag.org This is an excerpt of Neil Vallely's " Photo: Protester in Chile during the 2019 October uprising. abriendomundo / Shutterstock.com | For centuries, economists and philosophers have theorized the value of utility: how it shapes the division of labor, influences consumer choice, and contributes to conceptions of the good life or common good. Utilitarian philosophers, from Jeremy Bentham to John Stuart Mill, told us that maximizing utility [m…

jamanetwork (2021-11-02). Clinical Laboratory Service for Physicians. jamanetwork.com Laboratory methods now play a large part in the daily work of physicians. Chemical, morphologic, bacteriologic and serologic methods, as well as the roentgen ray, are in daily use everywhere, and new methods, for example, the electrocardiographic determinations and tests of metabolism, are being introduced. To meet the constantly growing needs for such methods, there have come into existence laboratories of health departments and of hospitals, with more or less differentiation into separate departments; also wholly private laboratories. The latter group includes those frequently referred to as commercial, because…

William Rivers Pitt (2021-11-02). Manchin Refuses to Support Reconciliation Bill If It Contains Words. truthout.org When all is said and done, there's nothing left to say or do. That's how I'm feeling abut the descriptive powers of the English language as it pertains to the ongoing one-man hostage crisis known as Joe "Freaking" Manchin. How many new and novel ways are there to say it? THE MAN WANTS TO DESTROY THE BUILD BACK BETTER ACT, period, and he will keep moving the goal posts until he (and his coal-soot paymasters) gets what he wants. | How many times has this snake shed its skin? First it was the money, but…

Sharon Zhang (2021-11-02). Manchin Headlined Invite-Only Coal Forum While Negotiating Reconciliation Bill. truthout.org Coal baron Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) recently appeared as a key speaker at a secretive, invite-only coal leadership forum — and shortly after attending, he made massive cuts to the climate portion of the Build Back Better Act. | The Coal and Investment Leadership Forum, uncovered

Staff (2021-11-02). Headlines for November 2, 2021. democracynow.org World Leaders Gather in Glasgow for Start of Crucial COP26 U.N. Climate Summit, Sen. Joe Manchin Won't Commit to Build Back Better Act, Imperiling Biden's Domestic Agenda, Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Texas's Near-Total Abortion Ban, Virginia Governor's Race Takes Center Stage on Election Day, Kids as Young as 5 Set to Be Vaccinated Within Days as Pediatric Doses Begin Shipping, Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Chicago Police Officers, U.N. Security Council Extends Peacekeeping Mandate in Moroccan-Occupied Western Sahara, Burmese Military Forces Accused of Torture and Attacks on Civilians, U.N. Warns Afg…

WSWS (2021-11-02). Anti-corruption body's hearings expose manufactured removal of Australian state premier. wsws.org The ICAC hearings have not resulted in any new information being produced against former New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian, instead subjecting government funding for a public hospital to intense scrutiny.

Staff (2021-11-02). US 'Justice' Dismisses 7 of 8 Charges Against Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com On Monday, November 1, the US Department of Justice dismissed seven charges of money laundering against Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, leaving only one charge of conspiracy to commit that crime. | The motion was presented by the prosecutor Kurt Lunkenheimer, the day a hearing was scheduled in which the eight charges were to be read to Saab, a procedure that was postponed to next November 15, reported EFE news agency. | | The request was issued because the prosecution could not find sufficient evidence to prove the…

_____ (2021-11-02). Alex Saab Case: Mapping The US' Main Violations Of International Law. popularresistance.org Alex Saab is a Special Envoy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and also its Deputy Permanent Representative to the African Union. He was arrested and detained in the Republic of Cape Verde ("Cape Verde") on June 12, 2020, following a request from the United States of America and remained in arbitrary detention until October 16, 2021, when he was illegally removed by the United States to Miami. | This operation carried out by the United States against a Venezuelan diplomat is marked by a series of violations of international law attributable directly or indirectly to the United States. Although the arbitrary…

Editor2 (2021-11-02). Mapping Main US Direct and Indirect Violations of International Law on Alex Saab Case. orinocotribune.com By Femi Falana — Oct 31, 2021 | Alex Saab is a Special Envoy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and also its Deputy Permanent Representative to the African Union. He was arrested and detained in the Republic of Cape Verde ("Cape Verde") on June 12, 2020, following a request from the United States of America and remained in arbitrary detention until October 16, 2021, when he was illegally removed by the United States to Miami. | This operation carried out by the United States against a Venezuelan diplomat is marked by a series of violations of international law attributable directly or indirectly to the…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-11-02). The West's China Complex: Beijing as the Enemy and the Savior. dissidentvoice.org "Could China's economy collapse?" was the title of an October 15 article published by QUARTZ magazine. The article makes an ominous case of a Chinese economic crash and its impact on China's and global economies. This is one of numerous reports appearing in recent weeks in Western mainstream media, all motivated by recently published economic indicators pointing …

Fight Back (2021-11-02). Line 3 oil pipeline resistance continues. fightbacknews.org St Paul, MN – On October 28, despite rain and falling temperatures, 50 activists picketed at the Army Corps of Engineers offices in downtown Saint Paul to call for the Corps to pull the permits for the Line 3 oil pipeline and to conduct a full environmental review. | Construction on Line 3 has been completed and it has Canadian tar sands oil, the dirtiest petroleum in the world, flowing through it. Opposition to this toxic flow continues to grow in defiance of political repression and the wishful thinking of the fossil fuel industry. | Tribal elders from the Red Lake Treaty Camp opened the action with a prayer a…

Benjamin Franta (2021-11-02). What Big Oil knew about climate change, in its own words. peoplesworld.org Four years ago, I traveled around America, visiting historical archives. I was looking for documents that might reveal the hidden history of climate change — and in particular, when the major coal, oil and gas companies became aware of the problem, and what they knew about it. I pored over boxes of papers, thousands of …

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-11-02). West throws Palestinian rights groups to the wolves. electronicintifada.net Israel's enablers are to blame for "terror" designations.

Wayne Nealis (2021-11-02). Minnesota answers Sudanese people's call for solidarity. peoplesworld.org PAUL, Minn.—Last weekend, the Sudanese community in Minnesota rallied at the state capitol here to protest the coup carried out by Sudan's military leaders Oct. 25. Rally participants responded to the call of the Sudanese diaspora to act in solidarity with those protesting on the streets of the capital Khartoum and cities across Sudan. Rallies …

ecns.cn (2021-11-02). TCM helps with China's Gansu COVID-19 treatment. ecns.cn Benefitting from the combination of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Western medicine, nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 have turned to moderate from severe as of Sunday in northwest China's Gansu Province, local authorities said Monday.

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-02). Largest Crypto Exchange Binance Blocks All Customer Withdrawals, Spooks Investors. moguldom.com Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange, twice suspended and then resumed withdrawals of all currency on its website on Monday, raising questions about whether it is acting more like a casino than a currency exchange and selling more crypto than it has access to. Citing a large backlog in withdrawal processing, Binance announced the first …

jamanetwork (2021-11-02). Author Surname Correction. jamanetwork.com In the Letter to the Editor titled "Therapeutic Drug Monitoring vs Standard Therapy During Infliximab Induction in Patients With Chronic Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases," published in the September 21, 2021, issue of JAMA, the first author's surname should have been listed as "Papamichael." This article was corrected online.

Jin J. (2021-11-02). Patient Information: Reading Medical Notes. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes how clinicians use patient medical notes, how patients can access them, and how patients may benefit from reading their medical notes.

Fight Back (2021-11-02). The Anti-War Committee Joins Groups Around the Globe to #StandWithThe6. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Twin Cites based Anti-War Committee. | The Anti-War Committee Joins Groups Around the Globe to #StandWithThe6 | We have worked with several of the Palestinian rights organizations newly deemed "terrorists" by Israel. | In October 2021, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz outlawed six leading Palestinian human rights groups, labeling them "terrorist organizations" and accusing them of serving as fronts for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Gantz's executive order criminalized Al-Haq, Addameer, Bisan Center, Defense fo…

Eric Vogt (2021-11-02). Nicolás Guillén llama 'naziparaíso' a la hegemonía de EEUU hace 57 años. peoplesworld.org En 1964, el poeta nacional cubano, Nicolás Guillén (1902-1989) publicó una colección titulada 'Tengo' en la cual apareció el poema 'Crecen altas las flores', el cual, por ser cinco páginas de largo, no podemos reproducir en su totalidad. Este poema arroja mucha luz sobre unas realidades de la vida actual estadounidense, realidades duraderas y dolorosas, …

_____ (2021-11-02). Capitalism Has Never Really Worked Out For The Earth. popularresistance.org As we gather in Glasgow for two weeks of deliberations for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties #26, (COP26) otherwise known as the "Conference of Polluters" or the "Conference of Profiteers," we must be like Jesus in the temple overturning the tables of the money changers. We can no longer accept business as usual in the vein of moneyed interests suppressing ambition and holding us back from the bold commitments necessary to turn the tide of climate change. Too often, we members of frontline communities convene at these meetings, raise our voices and demands, yet find ourselves unw…

ecns.cn (2021-11-02). Expert says tough anti-virus policy not too expensive. ecns.cn China will continue to pursue a zero-transmission policy against the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, as the global fatality rate of 2 percent is still too high, a leading Chinese respiratory disease expert said.

Ann Brown (2021-11-02). Luke Campbell Compares Miami Beach Mayor To KKK Over Policies, Says Liberal Democrats Are Racists. moguldom.com Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell, the hip-hop star who shot to fame with the raunchy 2 Live Crew group in the 1990s and challenged censorship all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, is upset with the mayor of Miami Beach. Among the policies that have upset Campbell is a ballot measure put forth by Mayor …

_____ (2021-11-02). A World Without Police Is More Possible (And Necessary) Than You Think. popularresistance.org Calls to "defund the police" reverberated throughout communities across the US in the summer of 2020, when millions took to the streets to protest a brutal, unchecked, and racist system of police violence and control. Then came the backlash. Since the initial push by activists and protestors to get the public to consider alternatives to endlessly increasing police spending, a forceful chorus has pushed in the opposite direction, demanding more funding for more police who should be given more power over our lives. "Defund the police" has been criticized for being not only a "bad slogan" but a political pipe dream…

Slomski A. (2021-11-02). Antipsychotic Use During Pregnancy Isn't Harmful to Children. jamanetwork.com A large study of electronic health record data found that children born to women who used antipsychotic medications during pregnancy were not at increased risk of certain birth complications or neurodevelopmental problems.

PAI (2021-11-02). Washington-Baltimore News Guild gains big card-check win at Politico. peoplesworld.org

Rami Almeghari (2021-11-02). Climate change spells disaster for Gaza's olive growers. electronicintifada.net Rainfall has dramatically decreased this year.

Ann Brown (2021-11-02). Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad Fights Off Criticism For Handling Of Water Crisis. moguldom.com Some citizens of Benton Harbor, Michigan, want Mayor Marcus Muhammad to be recalled because of what they claim is his mishandling of the city's water crisis. Tests have proved that the city's drinking water supply has toxic lead contamination. Benton Harbor is a city of close to 10,000 people on Lake Michigan, about 200 miles …

Slomski A. (2021-11-02). Giving Screen Time a Rest Speeds Concussion Recovery. jamanetwork.com Children and young adults who avoid screen time after a concussion may have a faster recovery, according to a study in JAMA Pediatrics. The results from the randomized trial may support clinical recommendations to limit screen time during the acute period after concussion, the authors noted.

James O'Neill (2021-11-02). The Rise of Iran Poses Both Opportunities and Dangers. dissidentvoice.org In 2015 the Obama administration signed what is popularly referred to is the Iranian nuclear deal, under which Iran pledged not to acquire nuclear weapons. In exchange, the punitive sanctions on Iran were to be lifted. The Trump administration cancelled United States participation in the deal, which in any case had not resulted in the …

Chen M, Tseng P, Liang C. (2021-11-02). Depressive Symptom Assessment in Medically Ill Patients. jamanetwork.com To the Editor We wish to discuss 3 points regarding the recent JAMA Insights article that addressed the assessment of depressive symptoms in medically ill patients.

Tahia Islam (2021-11-02). CALL FOR VENDORS! Holiday People's Market 2021. peoplesforum.org Skip Amazon and the big box stores, and support local creatives for this year's holiday giving! | The People's Market features local artists, creatives and makers from the 5 boroughs, and beyond. Come learn, share experiences and build community. | We are looking for vendors! Applications due by November 12th, 2021 at 11: 59pm ET. We have limited space and anticipate a large number of applications, so please apply as soon as possible! | ATTENDEES, SAVE THE DATE!

Voelker R. (2021-11-02). Advanced CT Technology Counts Photons to Produce Sharper Images. jamanetwork.com Fifty years after the first clinical computed tomography (CT) scan produced a pixelated image of a patient's brain, the FDA has cleared an advanced technology that generates details as minute as the individual struts on a coronary stent.

Mirah Riben (2021-11-02). Ethical Issues in America Infant Adoption. dissidentvoice.org In "The Son My Sister Placed for Adoption Wants to Find Her. What Should I Do?", NY Times, October 26, 2021, Ethicist Kwame Anthony Appiah questions the ethics of confidentiality versus a right to know one's biological ancestry for those separated by adoption. The case at hand involves a woman contacted by the son her …

Mickey Z. (2021-11-02). Covid-19 Fallout: "There is something terribly wrong with this country" dissidentvoice.org As November 5 neared, I did something cliché but nonetheless powerful. I re-watched the film, V for Vendetta. It always resonated with me in a variety of ways. During Occupy, it felt omnipresent due to the endless sea of masks. But in 2021, it plays like a documentary. Another cliché perhaps but I challenge you …

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-02). Peru's Right-Wing Leads Parliamentary Coup Against Pedro Castillo. orinocotribune.com Peru's right-wing is making headway in its strategy of blocking and putting and end to the government of President Pedro Castillo. The Peruvian Parliament recently passed a law which would limit his abilities and make it possible to vote for his removal on the grounds of "moral incapacity." These actions are clearly aimed at carrying out a parliamentary coup. | Peru's parliament, the majority of which is opposed to President Castillo, approved a questionable law that limits the abilities of the Executive Branch with respect to Congress. In this case the law is directly aimed at prohibiting the "request for a vote…

Brown HK, Vigod SN. (2021-11-02). Making Decisions About Antidepressant Treatment in Pregnancy. jamanetwork.com Depression is a common complication of pregnancy and is estimated to affect 9.2% of pregnant women in high-income countries, according to a 2017 meta-analysis. Prenatal depression is associated with negative outcomes, including elevated risk of postpartum depression and chronic mental illness in women, preterm birth and other perinatal complications, and child developmental, social, and behavioral problems. As such, treatment of depression in pregnancy is a priority for affected women, their children, and their families. Psychotherapies may be effective to treat depression of mild and moderate severity; however,…

Sahni NR, Carrus B, Cutler DM. (2021-11-02). Administrative Simplification and the Potential for Saving a Quarter-Trillion Dollars in Health Care. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint discusses a new report that describes steps that may be taken in specific areas to simplify administrative functions, reduce administrative spending, and boost overall productivity in US health care.

Voelker R. (2021-11-02). Ultraviolet Disinfecting Device Poses Safety Risk. jamanetwork.com An FDA safety communication has warned that a handheld UV-C wand used in the home to disinfect surfaces emits unsafe levels of radiation that could injure skin, eyes, or both after exposure for only a few seconds.

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2021-11-02). Conservative SCOTUS justices dance around but avoid key abortion rights issue. peoplesworld.org

Fight Back (2021-11-02). FRSO condemns murder of Ka Oris, beloved spokesperson for the New People's Army. fightbacknews.org Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns the cowardly October 29 murder of New People's Army spokesperson Ka Oris (Jorge Madlos) by elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Medical aid Eighfel Dela Peña (Ka Pika) was also killed in the ambush. Both were unarmed and had no opportunity to defend themselves. The killers are now lying to the media to cover up their crimes. | Ka Oris was a communist who devoted the whole of his life to building the revolutionary movement in the Philippines. He was a committed proletarian internationalist. He worked tirelessly to build and promote the New People's Army (NPA…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-02). Rev. Jesse Jackson Hospitalized After Falling At Howard University. moguldom.com Rev. Jesse Jackson has been hospitalized again after falling and hitting his head during a visit to Howard University. "When Rev. Jackson entered a building on campus, he fell and hit his head. His staff took him to the Howard University Hospital where various tests were run including a CT scan. The results came back …

Alan MacLeod (2021-11-02). The United States is Organizing a Color Revolution in Cuba for November 15. orinocotribune.com By Alan Macleod — Nov 1, 2021 | It remains an open question as to how successful the upcoming action against the Cuban government will be. But who is behind the protests is hardly in doubt. | HAVANA — The United States government is playing a key role in organizing, promoting and amplifying upcoming nationwide protests in Cuba planned for November 15. | When directly

Johanna Kichton (2021-11-02). People's Action: Electoral Tests Today Prove Tenant Power and Potential. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released the following statement by Homes Guarantee Campaign Director Tara Raghuveer on the same day as voters head to the polls and put the tenant movement to the electoral test: "Around the country, tenants have established themselves as a political force, especially in local elections. The pandemic illuminated …

Canadian Tire Fire (2021-11-02). Canadian Tire Fire #17: Blockades on Wet'suwet'en Territory, New Occupation in Haudenosaunee Territory, Alton Gas Cancelled, Anti-Trans Bill Introduced in Quebec. itsgoingdown.org cover image: @landbackskyler This week, land defenders reacted swiftly and strongly to the arrest of a Wet'suwet'en hereditary chief. As protests against RBC's involvement in the Coastal GasLink (CGL) Pipeline popped up all over and Six Nations blocked highway 6, Marc Miller accepted his new position as Minister for Crown-Indigenous relations with a mind-boggling and…

_____ (2021-11-02). Minneapolis Voters Could Change How The City Approaches Public Safety. popularresistance.org Last year after George Floyd's murder, community organizers spurred a national conversation on the role of policing and public safety. The collective outrage and sustained protests led to democracy in action. | In Tuesday's election, Minneapolis voters have a chance to change the way the city handles public safety. Organizers like Miski Noor want voters to embrace the opportunity to change how the city deals with public safety and vote in favor of the public safety amendment known as Question 2. Noor, an organizer with Black Visions, spoke with NewsOne over the weekend in between get out the vote events. Reflecti…

KWORINOCO (2021-11-02). Imbalances and Illicit Content Detected in Venezuela's Electoral Campaigns. orinocotribune.com According to the president of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, a series of imbalances and some unauthorized content was detected in the electoral campaigns for the upcoming regional and municipal elections, which will be celebrated on November 21. | "There are imbalances in terms of the time that each candidate is exposed to the public, and the promotion on television screens," said Calzadilla. He reported that a series of measures had been taken to rectify the situation. | He also mentioned that barred content had been detected, "such as the appearance of children, which is establi…

Julio Gumeta (2021-11-02). Milwaukee activists demand citizenship for all. liberationnews.org It is crucial to keep pressure on the Democrats to keep immigration reforms in the infrastructure bill.. At same time, we need to fight to uproot the capitalist system that seeks to exploit us all for profit.

Wenger HC, Cifu AS, Lee CT. (2021-11-02). Home Oxygen Therapy for Adults With COPD and Interstitial Lung Disease. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the clinical practice guideline from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) regarding the home use of oxygen for adults with COPD and interstitial lung disease.

Special to Workers World (2021-11-02). International Tribunal finds U.S. guilty of crimes against humanity. workers.org The International Tribunal on Human Rights Abuses Against Black, Brown and Indigenous Peoples was held Oct. 23-25 at The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Washington Heights, New York City, aka Turtle Island, Lenape land. The main theme of the Tribunal was "We Still Charge . . . |

Michael F. Brown (2021-11-02). South Florida congressional candidate endorses BDS. electronicintifada.net Omari Hardy has faced sickening attacks as a consequence of his support for Palestinian rights.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-02). U.S. environment workers to Biden: Declare a climate emergency! peoplesworld.org

Kris Hamel (2021-11-02). Michigan rally supports striking Kellogg's workers. liberationnews.org The workers have been on strike since October 5 when their contract with the breakfast cereal giant expired.

The Jimmy Dore Show (2021-11-02). Vaxxed Just as Likely to Spread Covid as Unvaxxed — New Study. dissidentvoice.org

C.J. Hopkins (2021-11-02). (New Normal) Winter is Coming. dissidentvoice.org Winter is coming … and you know what that means. That's right, it's nearly time once again for the global-capitalist ruling classes to whip the New Normal masses into a state of mindless mass hysteria over an imaginary apocalyptic virus. the same imaginary apocalyptic virus that they have whipped the New Normal masses into a …

_____ (2021-11-02). Oil Industry Bigwigs Given Platform At COP26 Despite Organisers' Claims. popularresistance.org Representatives of major oil companies including BP will be speaking at COP26, despite reassurances from organisers that they wouldn't be welcome, a programme from inside the venue reveals. | Last month, it was revealed that oil companies including BP were being excluded from official roles at COP26, with organisers casting doubt on the firms' claimed ambitions to eliminate carbon emissions. | At the time, the exclusion was seen as a victory for environmental campaigners, who have long called for major polluters to be excluded from UN climate conferences. | However, a programme of events obtained by openDemocracy…

Christensen J, Trabjerg BB, Sun Y, et al. (2021-11-02). Maternal Antidepressant Prescription During Pregnancy and Test Scores of Danish School-aged Children. jamanetwork.com This cohort study evaluates whether maternal prescription fill for antidepressants in pregnancy was associated with performance in standardized tests of mathematics and language among schoolchildren in Denmark.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-02). President Maduro Receives International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor at Presidential Palace. orinocotribune.com Amid high expectations within the country, Karim Khan, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has begun a visit to Venezuela. Following his arrival in Caracas on Sunday, October 31, Khan's will embark on a three-day tour of Venezuela. | The official was received this Monday by the head of state Nicolás Maduro Moros at Miraflores Palace, the seat of the Venezuelan government. Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Félix Plasencia and Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, among other members of the Executive Power, also participated in the meeting. | The ICC Chief Prosecutor's agenda also includes meetings…

Anaiz Alegria (2021-11-02). San Diego coalition sets up Día de los Muertos altar for fallen migrants. liberationnews.org The vigil called for the immediate release of all detained immigrants and for the abolition of the prison industrial complex.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-02). Philly Becomes First City To Ban Police From Stopping Drivers For Low-Level Offenses. moguldom.com A new law will ban police from stopping drivers for low-level offenses in the city of Philadelphia, making it less likely that motorists get pulled over for "driving while Black." Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is preparing to sign the Driving Equality Bill into law on Wednesday. The legislation was passed 14-2 by the Philadelphia City …

Bielicki JA, Stà∂hr W, Barratt S, et al. (2021-11-02). Amoxicillin Dose and Treatment Duration in Children With Community-Acquired Pneumonia. jamanetwork.com This randomized clinical trial compares the need for re-treatment of respiratory infection following hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia among children receiving amoxicillin at high doses vs low doses and at 3-days vs 7-days duration.

Slomski A. (2021-11-02). Sleep Duration Tied to Adverse Outcomes for Older Adults. jamanetwork.com Older adults who slept an average 6 hours or less or 9 hours or more per night have worse cognitive function and other health outcomes than those who get a normal 7 to 8 hours nightly, a study in JAMA Neurology reported.

Chris Hedges (2021-11-02). The most important battle for press freedom of our time. canadiandimension.com Street art depicting Julian Assange in Lambeth, England. Photo by Duncan C/ For the past two days, I have been watching the extradition hearing for Julian Assange via video link from London. The United States is appealing a lower court ruling that denied the US request to extradite Assange not, unfortunately, because in the eyes of the court he is innocent of a crime, but because, as Judge Vanessa Baraitser in January concluded, Assange's precarious psychological state would deteriorate given the "harsh conditions" of the inhumane US pr…

Voelker R. (2021-11-02). COVID-19 Didn't Stop Millions of Youth From Continuing to Vape. jamanetwork.com Researchers from the FDA and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported that 2 million middle school and high school students currently use e-cigarettes, and most prefer the flavored varieties.

Ann Brown (2021-11-02). MAGA Mom Claims Daughter Asked If She Was Evil After History Class. moguldom.com A white woman in Virginia claims that her 6-year-old daughter came home from school after a history class asking if she was "born evil" because she is white. The woman told her story as an argument against critical race theory (CRT) at a Loudon County Public Schools board meeting on Oct. 26. The discussion was …

Slomski A. (2021-11-02). High-Intensity Interval Training in Prostate Cancer. jamanetwork.com A high-intensity interval training (HIIT) aerobic exercise program improved cardiorespiratory fitness and suppressed prostate cancer progression in a phase 2 trial.

Davidson CJ, Davidson L. (2021-11-02). A Review of Transcatheter Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We agree with Drs Katz and Suriani that anesthesiologists are integral and highly valuable members of the heart team. Their crucial contributions are one of the primary drivers for the excellent outcomes of transcatheter procedures. Our discussion regarding the heart team was intended to highlight the shared decision-making choices among transcatheter, surgical, and medical therapy options for patients with valvular heart disease.

Katz JD, Suriani RJ. (2021-11-02). A Review of Transcatheter Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease. jamanetwork.com To the Editor We believe the recent Review about transcatheter treatment of valvular heart disease has 1 important omission. The description of the "heart team" failed to include an anesthesiologist.

Kim Petersen (2021-11-02). Should One Stand up for Western Values? dissidentvoice.org What are western values? One often hears a representative of a western country praising its western values. In a 2017 statement Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau adumbrated Canadian values as "openness, compassion, equality, and inclusion." Given the psychological torture that Julian Assange has been subjected to over the years at the hands of western nations …

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-11-02). Nuclear weapons monitors demand environmental review of new bomb production plans. peoplesworld.org Four public interest groups monitoring the nation's nuclear weapons development sites are demanding the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Agency conduct a thorough environmental review of their plans to produce large quantities of a new type of nuclear bomb core, or plutonium pit, at sites in New Mexico and South Carolina. The …

Baumgart P, Garrick T. (2021-11-02). Depressive Symptom Assessment in Medically Ill Patients—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We agree with Dr Chen and colleagues that patients with TBI, obesity, and dementia have high prevalence of depressive symptoms and support inclusion of these 3 medical conditions in the Box of medical illnesses with high prevalence of depressive symptoms in our article.

KWORINOCO (2021-11-02). CNE Fine-Tunes Strategies to Guarantee Voting Rights for People with Disabilities. orinocotribune.com The governing body of the National Electoral Council (CNE) met with members of the Special Commission for Attention to People with Disabilities to fine-tune the measures which will guarantee the capacity to vote of Venezuelans with disabilities in the upcoming regional and municipal elections on November 21. | The president of the CNE, Tania D'Amelio, reported the following statements via twitter. | 1/2 En estos momentos nos encontramos en una reunión interinstitucional, la Comisión Especial para la Atención Integral de las Personas con Discapacidad del CNE con la Asamblea Nacional, el Ministerio del Poder Popula…

MEE staff (2021-11-02). COP26: Israel minister gains belated access to global gathering. middleeasteye.net COP26: Israel minister gains belated access to global gathering | Energy Minister Karine Elharrar attends summit after complaint that transportation options for delegates were inaccessible to wheelchairs | Tue, 11/02/2021 – 11: 33 | Israeli Energy Minister Karine Elharrar and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at COP26 (Social media) | Karine Elharrar, Israel's energy minister, entered the COP26 summit in Glasgow…

ecns.cn (2021-11-02). Over 2.279 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Chinese mainland. ecns.cn More than 2.279 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered on the Chinese mainland as of Monday, data from the National Health Commission showed Tuesday.

John Pilger (2021-11-02). Why Julian Assange's inhumane prosecution imperils justice for us all. peoplesdispatch.org John Pilger writes about how Julian Assange is a truth-teller who has committed no crime but revealed government crimes and lies on a vast scale and so performed one of the great public services of our time…

WSWS (2021-11-02). UK: Unite calls off Arriva North West bus drivers strike, recommends below inflation pay offer. wsws.org Drivers told the World Socialist Web Site on Saturday that the deal has strings attached. It eliminates bonus pay for working Saturday afternoons, meaning for many drivers it is worse than the offer rejected last week.

Manlio Dinucci (2021-11-02). Difendono il clima mentre preparano la fine del mondo. globalresearch.ca Agli inizi di ottobre l'Italia ha ospitato la riunione preparatoria della Conferenza Onu sul cambiamento climatico, attualmente in corso a Glasgow. Due settimane dopo l'Italia ha ospitato un altro evento internazionale che, a differenza del primo ampiamente reclamizzato, è stato …

Jessica Corbett (2021-11-02). Over 700 Groups Demand 'Real Climate Solutions, Not Net-Zero Promises'. zcomm.org "The only way to avoid climate catastrophe is to undertake… deep, systemic, and just transformations of our energy, food, transport, and industrial systems."

WSWS (2021-11-02). Virginia Republican candidate for governor targets author Toni Morrison. wsws.org The Republican campaign of Glenn Youngkin has ended with an effort to remove a book by the Pulitizer Prize-winning author from Virginia's public schools.

Markela Panegyres (2021-11-02). New bill aims to end the removal of First Nations' children. greenleft.org.au First Nations children are still being stolen from their family, culture and Country and at an increasing rate. Markela Panegyres spoke to David Shoebridge about a NSW Greens' bill aimed at making this colonial practice illegal.

Anonymous007 (2021-11-02). Military Situation In Yemen On November 2, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 17 airstrikes on the Jubah district | On November 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 7 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On November 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 7 airstrikes on the Hazm district | On November 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Dhaher district | On November 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Kataf district | On November 2,…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-02). Anxiety And "Corona Fear": On The Significance Of Fear In Human Social Life. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel; originally published on Anxiety disorders not only have a negative impact on a person's mental and physical health, his or her profession and love, they also impair the development of social life, since the ability of adult citizens to make decisions is severely restricted. Fears of life, in the sense of persistent feelings of diffuse anxiety for which there is no…

Staff (2021-11-02). Dinosaur Warns Nations Are "Driving Themselves to Extinction" with Billions in Fossil Fuel Subsidies. democracynow.org A new ad released by the United Nations Development Program shows a computer-generated dinosaur speaking in the U.N. General Assembly hall, warning diplomats that "going extinct is a bad thing" and calling for an end to fossil fuel subsidies. The dinosaur is voiced by Jack Black.

WSWS (2021-11-02). Military jury calls torture of Majid Kahn "a stain on the moral fiber of America" wsws.org The condemnation by the jurors of Kahn's torture underscores the utter criminality of the Bush administration's "rendition" and "enhanced interrogation" programs, for which no senior officials have been held criminally liable.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-02). Activists warn against greenwashing "nature-based solutions" at COP26 and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the latest developments in the UN COP26 climate conference including a pledge by countries to end deforestation; rising casualties following twin explosions outside a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan; a hunger strike launched by affected families to demand clemency for protestors jailed during Chile's 2019 Social Outburst; and strike actions organized by metro train workers in Lisbon, Portugal to demand better working conditions.

Anonymous007 (2021-11-02). China And India To Likely Become Russia's First S-500 Missile Defense System Buyers. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | India and China may become the first buyers of the latest Russian S-500 Prometheus missile defense system, said Dmitry Shugaev, director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation."When this system is delivered to the Armed Forces in the required volume, it will also be possible to supply it for export. We consider India, as well as China, and all those states with whom we have long-standing, partner and predictable relationships, as future owners of this newest system," he said.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-11-02). Crystal ball jurisprudence: Day 1 of the US appeal against Julian Assange. greenleft.org.au Binoy Kampmar sums up Day 1 of the appeal hearing against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-02). Arctic: U.S., NATO practice "interoperability, integration" of 5th-generation fighters, nuclear-capable bombers. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Allied 5th Generation Fighters Join U.S. B1 Bombers Over the Arctic Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35s joined two US B-1B Lancers over the Arctic region, on November 1…. The bombers and fighters executed a joint targeting mission controlled by Norwegian Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs). The cooperation between air and land forces to execute a …

Rachel Evans (2021-11-02). Video: Feminist walking tour is on again in Sydney. greenleft.org.au Promotional video for the November 7 Feminist Walking Tour in Sydney.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-02). Following Austin visit, Pentagon "monitors Russian military activity near Ukraine" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Pentagon monitors Russian military activity near Ukraine, — Kirby Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said that Pentagon is monitoring Russian military activity near Ukraine. The representative of the United States Department of Defense stated this during a briefing on Monday, November 1, as the Pentagon press service reported. *** "What I can tell you is …

_____ (2021-11-02). COP26 Will Showcase False Solutions That Protect Corporate Profits, Not The Planet. popularresistance.org The COP 26 United Nations climate meeting is underway in Glasgow Scotland. Following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's recent "Code Red" report that proves urgent action is critical, the world is looking at the corporate-dominated COP 26 to do what is necessary. Clearing the FOG speaks with Anne Petermann, executive director of the Global Justice Ecology Project, who says COP 26 is focused on 'false solutions' promoted by large corporations to protect their profits instead of the planet. Petermann describes a new publication, "Hoodwinked in the Hothouse," that explains what these false solutions are…

Anonymous007 (2021-11-02). Russia Accelerates Weapon Deliveries To Kazakhstan And Uzbekistan, Eyeing Improved Security. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russia has accelerated military supplies to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan amid the conflict in Afghanistan. | The contracts planned for 2022 have already been executed, the head of the Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation said. Warplanes, helicopters and air defense systems left ahead of schedule for these countries. | In 2021, Russia delivered to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Su-30SM aircraft, Mi-35M helicopters, Buk-M2E anti-aircraft missile systems, BTR-80 and BTR-82A armored…

WSWS (2021-11-02). FDA approves Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5—11. wsws.org Pending confirmation by the CDC and the director's approval, school children could begin receiving vaccines as soon as Wednesday.

MEE staff (2021-11-02). Trump: Israel 'literally owned Congress' a decade ago until 'Squad' elected. middleeasteye.net Trump: Israel 'literally owned Congress' a decade ago until 'Squad' elected | Anti-Defamation League accuses former president of antisemitism after remarks during radio interview | Tue, 11/02/2021 – 10: 55 | Trump told AM radio host that US representatives Ilhan Omar and Alexandra Ocasio-Corez "hate Israel" (AFP) | A decade ago,

_____ (2021-11-02). Calls for an Independent European Army Grow Louder. journal-neo.org Despite NATO's warning and Washington's active attempts to prevent a joint European Military force without the United States, Europe continues to insist on building one. In September, another proposal was voiced in the European Parliament by the EU's largest political party, the European People's Party (EPP), which voted to create a European military unit independent …

MK Bhadrakumar (2021-11-02). Blinken's Indo-Abraham Accords quickly come undone. asiatimes.com US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is a man in a hurry. His president expects him to produce foreign policy success stories. Success stories are desperately needed as post-Afghanistan, the superpower has become a laughing stock universally. The trans-Atlantic alliance is seriously disoriented and Russia is on the prowl in the heart of Europe with …

Anonymous103 (2021-11-02). Houthis Share Footage Of Their Victories In Yemen's Ma'rib (Photos, Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Houthis (Ansar Allah) have

_____ (2021-11-02). U.S. Brings Underwhelming Climate Record to Glasgow. strategic-culture.org President Joe Biden wants to lecture other countries to make huge commitments to combat climate change while he brings a poor U.S. record to the Glasgow conference, writes Joe Lauria. | By Joe LAURIA | President Joe Biden is at the Glasgow climate summit, carrying with him a 30-year U.S. history of presidents and Congress having taken halting measures to combat the growing threat of climate change. As the world's second largest emitter of climate-change causing greenhouse gases, the U.S. has fallen woefully short. | Starting in 1992, Congress has passed or considered only 13 major pieces of legislation in regard…

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