Daily Archives: November 5, 2021

2021-11-05: News Headlines

Misión Verdad (2021-11-05). Poll: Nicaragua's FSLN has 70% Electoral Support for November 7 Presidential Elections. orinocotribune.com The polling firm M&R Consultores released the results of a survey in Nicaragua that places the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) far ahead of the competition for the upcoming general elections. The pollster estimated that voter intention favors the FSLN party of incumbent Daniel Ortega by 70% for the elections that will take place on Sunday, November 7. | For the vast majority of the population consulted, the most significant factor was that the people have tangible opportunities to improve their quality of life. In addition, 65.2% described the freedom of citizens to think, say, and do as they please a…

Editor (2021-11-05). Facebook does the U.S. government's censorship work in Nicaraguan elections. mronline.org A few days before the Nicaraguan presidential elections on November 7, Facebook and other social media companies began closing down many of the pages used by Sandinista supporters in their campaign to re-elect President Daniel Ortega.

_____ (2021-11-05). Washington Piles On Pressure Ahead Of Nicaraguan Elections. popularresistance.org Washington has ratcheted up the pressure just days before Nicaragua's presidential and parliamentary elections, approving legislation calling for more sanctions and other punitive measures. | The bipartisan Renacer Act was passed by 387 votes to 35 on Wednesday evening and will be sent to President Joe Biden to pass into law. | It is expected to be introduced ahead of Sunday's poll to pile additional pressure on President Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista government. | The Senate foreign relations committee welcomed the passing of the draconian and reactionary Bill. | Senator Bob Menendez said that he was proud to…

Yader Lanuza (2021-11-05). Nicaragua's Elections: The Reality. dissidentvoice.org The Nicaraguan elections are on November 7, 2021. The US government, the media that does its bidding, and even some self-described "leftists," present a Nicaragua in "turmoil" and "crisis" — and the elections as a farce. These attacks against the Sandinista government also emanate from academics, intellectuals, and journalists with ties to the members of …

Philip Weiss (2021-11-05). Israel's secret 'evidence' against rights groups is based on torture and lies, and Europeans rejected it—Palestinian leaders tell a DC audience. mronline.org Leaders of the six Palestinian human rights organizations that Israel has declared to be "terrorist" spoke to a global audience last Friday on a webinar convened by mainstream Washington thinktanks and they repudiated the secret dossiers that Israel has circulated in seeking to ban the organizations.

Manolo De Los Santos (2021-11-05). How US Interference in Cuba Creates a False Picture of its Society. orinocotribune.com By Manolo de Los Santos and Vijay Prashad — Oct 29, 2021 | U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) appears to be obsessed with Cuba. Every few days he takes to

_____ (2021-11-05). Ajamu Baraka on US Ethiopian Policy. popularresistance.org It's a very interesting environment, and it's interesting that you connect up the issue of media, CNN, for example, and Facebook. That's a very important and interesting kind of connection. Why? Oh, I think we forget that Facebook is supposed to be merely a platform for the exchange of information and ideas. But there's tremendous pressure on Facebook to, in fact, operate as a publisher by deciding what content is appropriate for users to share and what content is inappropriate. | CNN, of course, is a privately owned corporation. But Black Alliance for Peace suggests that CNN is part of what we refer to as the id…

Editor (2021-11-05). Manufacturing ignorance: keeping the public away from power. mronline.org Significant public activism and opposition to state-corporate power need to be rooted in widespread shared public knowledge.

David Swanson (2021-11-05). Video: Militaries As Global Health Threat. warisacrime.org By Rotary Club of Fort Collins, November 4, 2021 | David Swanson spoke on November 3, 2021, with the Rotary Club of Fort Collins. The views he expressed were his, obviously, and not those of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins. But they could be yours. That's up to you.

WSWS (2021-11-05). Widespread support for Socialist Equality Party's lawsuit against the German secret service. wsws.org The SGP's complaint against its surveillance by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Germany's secret service, is of great political importance, because the government wants to criminalize socialist ideas. Hundreds of WSWS readers and workers have quickly recognized this fact.

_____ (2021-11-05). Has Saudi Arabia Decided to Put an End to the Small and Defenseless Lebanon? journal-neo.org Recently, Saudi Arabia and its satellites Bahrain and Kuwait have decided to expel Lebanese ambassadors amid the rising tensions between Beirut and some countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). In addition, Riyadh severed economic ties with Lebanon, which looks like a deliberately malicious move aimed at pushing Lebanon into a deeper …

Atilio Boron (2021-11-05). Latin America: The Imperial Reconquest. orinocotribune.com By Atilio Boron — Nov 2, 2021 | The empire has lost all its composure. In a few days it has produced two very disturbing pieces of news, which speak of its sickening pretension to recapture total control of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, taking relations between them and the United States back to the point they were at before the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. | One of them has to do with Argentina, made in the scandalous statements by Joe Biden's nominee for Argentina, Ambassador Marc Stanley, at his confirmation hearing before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. His words oozed…

WSWS (2021-11-05). Pseudo-left and Labor promote unions, oppose socialist perspective at University of Sydney meeting. wsws.org International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia) and the Committee for Public Education members called for a unified movement of students and staff on an independent socialist perspective.

WSWS (2021-11-05). In wake of rejection of Deere sellout contract, Sanders' "Labor Strikes Back" forum covers for union bureaucracy. wsws.org At a sparsely watched online forum Wednesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tried to falsely portray the unions as fighting organizations of the working class.

Staff (2021-11-05). Headlines for November 5, 2021. democracynow.org World's Biggest Polluters Remain on Sidelines as Over 40 Nations Pledge to Phase Out Coal, House Schedules Votes on Infrastructure Bill & Build Back Better Act, "We Want to Live!": Climate Activists Confront Sen. Joe Manchin over Climate Emergency, White House Announces Vaccine Mandate for Over 100 Million U.S. Workers by January 4, U.S. to Cancel Contract with COVID-19 Vaccine Maker That Ruined Millions of Doses, Moderna Reports $3.3B Third-Quarter Profit; Protesters Demand It Share Vaccine Recipe, U.S. Proposes New $650 Million Missile Sale to Saudi Arabia, Despite Yemen War Crimes, Two Indigenous Mapuche Leade…

Juan Cole (2021-11-05). Why isn't Coal — the New Blood Diamonds— Illegal, Now? zcomm.org Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is a coal baron and has gone to bat against green energy proposals in Joe Biden's Build Back Better bill in Congress on behalf of coal and other dangerous fossil fuels.

_____ (2021-11-05). Nutrionless Fakes about a Coup D'etat in North Korea. journal-neo.org On October 24, 2021, South Korea's National Intelligence Service stated that media reports about the North Korean leader's sister committing a coup against her brother were fundamentally untrue. The primary source of the 'hype' is the October 23 report of the American tabloid magazine Globe about the coup d'etat in North Korea. It turns out …

_____ (2021-11-05). A Torture Survivor Speaks At The Guantanamo Military Commissions. popularresistance.org "I have a story that I have waited almost two decades to tell, so I want to thank you for taking the time to listen to my statement." For the next two hours, Majid Khan spoke to a panel of military jurors, and to his family—especially his father and sister, who had hugged their son and brother that morning for the first time in nineteen years and sat just feet away in the spectator gallery, visibly suffering through the horror of what they heard. | Mr. Khan described brutality and its effects even beyond the heinous acts detailed in the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's 2014 oversight…

_____ (2021-11-05). Alabama Judge Orders Stop To Picketing At Warrior Met Coal. popularresistance.org A Tuscaloosa County circuit judge has issued a restraining order against picket line activity by the United Mine Workers of America at Warrior Met Coal. | Circuit Judge James H. Roberts Jr. issued the order Wednesday afternoon. | It prohibits picketing "or other activity" within 300 yards of 12 different locations owned by Warrior Met Coal in Tuscaloosa County, including mines and offices. | The three-page order also prohibits "in any manner interfering with, hindering or obstructing, by threats, intimidation or acts of violence, the conduct and operation of Warrior's business and supporting activities." | That i…

_____ (2021-11-05). France Has A Nuclear Habit It Just Cannot Kick. popularresistance.org On July 28, French President Emmanuel Macron landed in Tahiti and said that France owed a "debt" to French Polynesia. The debt was related to approximately 200 nuclear tests France conducted in the 118 islands and atolls that comprise this part of the central South Pacific, which France has controlled since 1842. These tests were conducted between 1966 and 1996. Macron did not apologize for the environmental and human damage caused by these tests. He remained stoic, acknowledging that the tests were not "clean." "I think it's true that we wouldn't have done these same tests in the Creuse or in Brittany," he said,…

_____ (2021-11-05). Community Begins Eviction Resistance To Combat Wave Of Displacement. popularresistance.org Asheville, NC – Community members, including tenants and precariously housed people, have come together on November 4th to resist an eviction in support of a multi-generational family experiencing forced displacement by Buncombe County. A number of people have occupied the property and have refused to leave until the city and county enact real solutions to the widely experienced housing crisis. Dressed as woodland creatures, the group brought a banner that says "Everyone needs a home". | The family being evicted—a mother, grandmother and two children under 5, who wish to remain unnamed due to fear of findin…

_____ (2021-11-05). US Peace Prize Awarded To World Beyond War. popularresistance.org Above photo: US Peace Prize. The 2021 US Peace Prize has been awarded to World BEYOND War "for exceptional global advocacy and creative peace education to end war and dismantle the war machine." Michael Knox, Chair of the US Peace Memorial Foundation, thanked World BEYOND War and its members "for years of outstanding and prolific antiwar actions and extensive peace educational projects involving …

_____ (2021-11-05). Will The People With Guns Allow Our Planet To Breathe? popularresistance.org It is perhaps fitting that United States President Joe Biden arrived in Glasgow for the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) on the climate catastrophe with eighty-five cars in tow months after declaring 'I'm a car guy' (for details on the climate catastrophe, see our Red Alert no. 11, 'Only One Earth'). Only three countries in the world have more cars per person than the US, and these countries (Finland, Andorra, and Italy) have a much smaller population than the United States. | Just before Biden left for the G20 summit, his meeting with Pope Francis, and COP26, he had his administration pressure the oil-producin…

Alan Johnstone (2021-11-05). The Socialist Cooperative Commonwealth. dissidentvoice.org Since its origin in the early 19th century by followers of Robert Owen, the term "socialism" has evolved to mean many different things to many different people and has been misused by dictatorships to describe their draconian management of capitalism. At the present time "socialism" is an unpopular word. Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot have …

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-05). Community Begins Eviction Resistance to Combat Wave of Displacement in Asheville, NC. itsgoingdown.org Report from Asheville Solidarity Network about resistance to an eviction in the midst of a housing crisis and ongoing pandemic. Community members, including tenants and precariously housed people, have come together on November 4th to resist an eviction in support of a multi-generational family experiencing forced displacement by Buncombe County. A number of people have…

Editor2 (2021-11-05). OPEC+ Rebuffs US Calls for Speedier Oil Output Increases. orinocotribune.com OPEC and its allies agreed at a meeting on Thursday to stick to plans to raise oil output by 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) from December, despite calls from the United States for extra supply to cool rising prices. | The White House said Washington would consider a full range of tools at its disposal to guarantee access to affordable energy. | All oil producers suffered a drop in income during the COVID-19 pandemic and as demand recovers with the global economy it has allowed them to rebuild their balance sheets. OPEC+ supply restraint has underpinned a rally that has pushed global benchmark Brent crude to a thre…

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-11-05). Michael K. Dorsey on Climate Summit, Nekessa Opoti on Haitian Refugees. fair.org This week on CounterSpin: The impacts of climate disruption are not theoretical; they are happening. Those already worst off are facing the worst of it, and those who profit from it continue to profit. There are finer points, but that's reality. And it's fair to measure journalism not by its cleverness, or by demonstrated …

Fight Back (2021-11-05). Join the FRSO General Members meeting. fightbacknews.org The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) is hosting another meeting for general members this coming Thursday, November 11 at 8 p.m. Eastern time. We will use Zoom to again to welcome the scores of new members who chose to join the FRSO over the past four months. | Tracy Molm, an environmental justice activist, and Masao Suzuki, chair of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) Joint Nationalities Commission, will speak on how capitalism destroys the environment to achieve ever greater profits. This also harms the working class and puts the greatest burden on oppressed nationality communities. This inc…

Fight Back (2021-11-05). New Orleans city council endorses demand for gender-affirming IDs. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – On November 4, the New Orleans city council voted unanimously to endorse accessible name and gender marker changes on IDs. Their resolution doesn't carry legal weight, but it pressures the Louisiana state government to make its ID change process accessible. | This means that the council endorsed eliminating the $250 name change fee. It also supports dropping all medical requirements to changing gender markers, including proof of surgery. It recommended "X" gender markers in addition to "M" or "F," and it included the option to opt out of a gender marker. | The resolution additionally opposed all…

Fight Back (2021-11-05). Tallahassee: Protester Ben Grant found not guilty. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On November 2, Ben Grant, a member of the Tallahassee 19 and the Tallahassee Community Action Committee, was put on trial for his involvement in a protest against the officers responsible for the murder of Tony Mcdade, Wilbon Woodard and Mychael Johnson. After a trial that went from early morning to late afternoon, it took the jury no more than 20 consecutive minutes to find Ben Grant not guilty of battery on an officer and guilty of resisting arrest. | The state recommended some leniency for Grant after he was found guilty for his resisting arrest charge, as he had no prior offenses. Grant's la…

James Bradley, Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-11-05). Ray McGovern: The Man Who Got Russiagate Right and Tried to Warn the Public—To No Avail. covertactionmagazine.com For Years, Ray McGovern, George H.W. Bush's CIA Briefer, Tried to Warn the Public About the Russiagate Fraud but Was …

Joris Leverink (2021-11-05). TNI Webinar series: China and the World. roarmag.org We are excited to announce a new China's economic rise in the last three decades is unprecedented and is shaping our world like never before. Global capitalism today would not survive in its current fo…

Karen Conner (2021-11-05). Economy Adds 531,000 Jobs in October; Unemployment Falls to 4.6 Percent. cepr.net The rise in the index of aggregate hours since July is equivalent to adding 498,000 private sector jobs a month | The economy added 531,000 jobs in October, as the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent, a level not reached following the Great Recession until February 2017. The jobs numbers for the prior two months were also revised upward by 235,000 to bring the three-month average to 442,000. | It's also worth noting that private sector employment grew even more rapidly, adding 604,000 jobs. The hours-worked index, which only measures private sector employment, has risen by 1.2 percent in the last three months,…

Kite Line (2021-11-05). Kite Line: Interview on Close Rosie's Campaign at Riker's Island. itsgoingdown.org Kite Line presents an interview with the co-creator of the Close Rosie's campaign, which aims to shut down the all-women's jail on Rikers Island. Listen and Download HERE This week, we hear from Kelly Grace Price, a co-creator of the Close Rosie's campaign. Rosie's refers to the Rose M. Singer Facility, an all-women's jail on…

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-05). With Rising Wages and Record Job Openings, Do We Still Have to Ask if the Minimum Wage Kills Jobs? cepr.net If we think work should be rewarded, a higher minimum wage is a great place to start.

Monica Cruz (2021-11-05). Striking Warrior Met coal miners arrested at protest in New York City. peoplesdispatch.org Seven members of the United Mine Workers of America were arrested after staging a sit-in in front of the headquarters of the multi-trillion dollar investment firm BlackRock, which is largest shareholder in Warrior Met Mines…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-05). Administrative detention of Miqdad al-Qawasmeh, who is on hunger strike, reactivated. peoplesdispatch.org Miqdad al-Qawasmeh has been on hunger strike for 106 days. According to his family, he is experiencing symptoms such as memory loss, body pain and liver issues…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-05). Portuguese communists kickstart celebrations for Jose Saramago's birth centenary. peoplesdispatch.org On Saturday, October 30, the Communist Party of Portugal (PCP) organized a cultural event in Lisbon titled: "Universal Writer, Intellectual of April, Communist Militant" to kick start the birth centenary celebration of renowned writer and communist Jose Saramago. November 16, 2022 is the 100th birth anniversary of Saramago, who was born in Santarém, Portugal. He received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998. Preparations for the official centenary celebrations by the Portuguese state and the Jose Saramago Foundation, headed by his wife Pilar del Río, are also underway. | Before becoming a full fledged writer, S…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-05). US takes a U-turn, approves $650 million weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. peoplesdispatch.org The sale of air-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia will mark a U-turn in US president Joe Biden's foreign policy declared in the first week of February. At that point, he had promised to end the US role in the war in Yemen and the sale of all offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia…

Peter Dolack (2021-11-05). China's winding road towards capitalism. canadiandimension.com There is perhaps no bigger controversy among partisans of the left than the nature of China and its economy. Is it socialist? Capitalist? State capitalist? A hybrid? That so much debate swirls around this issue is its own proof that the question doesn't have a definitive answer, at least not yet. | What can be agreed upon is that China has experienced decades of extraordinary economic growth. But the nature of that growth, and the base upon which it has been created, are also subject to intense debate, arguments that necessarily rest on how a debater classifies the Chinese economy. An additional debate is whet…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-05). The Covid-19 Timeline. No Evidence of a "Pandemic" globalresearch.ca

rebekah (2021-11-05). The United States of Tax Havens. inequality.org

Staff (2021-11-05). Attorney General Saab: ICC Agreement a Victory for Venezuelan Democratic Institutions. orinocotribune.com "Venezuela has solidly advanced all the work that the ICC will be informed about," said Tarek William Saab, attorney general of Venezuela, referring to the government's signing, this Wednesday, November 3, of a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Criminal Court (ICC). Saab characterized the agreement as a success for the nation. | "This memorandum is a victory for the Venezuelan democratic institutions, with an international body with which we have worked," said Saab. | "The ICC prosecutor trusts the Venezuelan justice system and this is established in the memorandum," added the Venezuelan prosecut…

Staff (2021-11-05). Has Fuel Distribution in Venezuela Improved? This is what Venezuelans Say. orinocotribune.com A tour made of service stations in Caracas and its surroundings this Thursday, November 4, by Laiguana.tv's team of reporters, led by the journalist Mirelvis Gutiérrez, found two contrasting realities. On the one hand, at the pumps that sell fuel at international prices, queues are practically non-existent and the supply is constant. Alternately, where subsidized gasoline is sold, long lines persist. | On Victoria Avenue in Caracas an interviewee told Gutiérrez that, although they still have to wait several hours to refuel, the situation has improved in comparison to previous months. | Since June 1, 2020, Venezue…

Staff (2021-11-05). Inauguration of FILVEN 2021, Venezuela's International Book Fair: 100 New Books to be Launched. orinocotribune.com Thursday, November 4, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced that during the 17th Venezuelan International Book Fair (FILVEN), 100 new books will be launched and issued to readers. President Maduro made the statements during the inauguration of FILVEN 2021, which takes place this year at the Federal Legislative Palace in Caracas, headquarters of the National Assembly. | "100 books will be christened within the framework of FILVEN 2021," said President Maduro from the National Assembly, "and we are going to deliver them to the people, to the readers, so that they can come to refresh their reading li…

Staff (2021-11-05). Jorge Rodríguez: ICC Chief Prosecutor Visited in Order to Recognize Venezuela's Government. orinocotribune.com The president of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez, highlighted this Thursday, November 4, that International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan came to Venezuela to recognize the Venezuelan government, at the invitation of Attorney General Tarek William Saab. | "The government has always wanted to investigate any improper action in the country against human rights—that is nothing new—but when the truth is known, Venezuela will be able to continue telling the world: we have never knelt and we will never kneel in front of any action of any de facto power that exists on t…

Staff (2021-11-05). Venezuela's 21N Regional Elections: 56% of Voting Machines Ready, CNE says. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's National Electoral Council has readied 56% of its voting machines for the regional elections to be held on November 21, said the president of the electoral body, Pedro Calzadilla. | "We have completed 56% of the machines," Calzadilla said. "We are doing pretty well. We are complying precisely with our schedule." | In this sense, he explained that the voting machines have already arrived in 13 states of the country, and that details are being refined to begin deployment in capitals and municipalities for the electoral day, when new governors, mayors, state legislators, and city counselors will be elect…

Victoria Valenzuela (2021-11-05). A Staggering Number of Inmates Have Died in Louisiana Prisons. scheerpost.com By Eddie Conway / | In the state of Louisiana, 786 inmates—none of whom were ever sentenced to death—died behind bars between 2015-2019 while serving out their prison sentences. Since Black people are already incarcerated at disproportionate rates, these deaths have been disproportionately among Black inmates. This information has not been publicly available until now, because no single authority in Louisiana is required to collect such data. When law professor Andrea Armstro…

Vijay Prashad (2021-11-05). Will the people with guns allow our Planet to breathe: The Forty-Fourth Newsletter (2021). mronline.org It is perhaps fitting that United States President Joe Biden arrived in Glasgow for the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) on the climate catastrophe with eighty-five cars in tow months after declaring 'I'm a car guy' (for details on the climate catastrophe, see our Red Alert no. 11, 'Only One Earth').

_____ (2021-11-05). Japan and Turkey Boost Cooperation in Central Asia. journal-neo.org Pragmatism has long been the backbone of the Japanese presence in Central Asia, expressed in billions of dollars in direct bilateral financial assistance and multilateral financing through the Asian Development Bank and other financial institutions. However, Japan has not yet learned how to firmly convert the returns on financial and other assistance provided to the region …

Peter Koenig (2021-11-05). The Global Genome Bank: Total DNA Control of the World Population. globalresearch.ca Image: Rockefeller Center, NYC | To receive Global Research's Daily Newsletter (selected articles), …

WSWS (2021-11-05). Michigan educators endorse October 24 webinar and the fight to eradicate COVID-19. wsws.org At the latest meeting of our committee on Sunday, parents and educators from across Michigan discussed the October 24 webinar hosted by the WSWS, "How to end the pandemic," which advanced a global strategy to eliminate COVID-19.

_____ (2021-11-05). Wall Street's Latest Scheme Is Monetizing Nature Itself. popularresistance.org A month before the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (known as COP26) kicked off in Scotland, a new asset class was launched by the New York Stock Exchange that will "open up a new feeding ground for predatory Wall Street banks and financial institutions that will allow them to dominate not just the human economy, but the entire natural world." So writes Whitney Webb in an article titled "Wall Street's Takeover of Nature Advances with Launch of New Asset Class": | Called a natural asset company, or NAC, the vehicle will allow for the formation of specialized corporations "that hold the rights to the e…

Harjeet Singh (2021-11-05). How a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Can Guide a Global Just Transition. zcomm.org The reality is that people who are getting displaced because of climate change, that number is increasing…

Robert Jensen (2021-11-05). Pornography: Doing the Worst to Women, Bringing out the Worst in Men. zcomm.org Based on more than three decades of research and activism, I can state without hesitation or reservation that pornography and the other sexual-exploitation industries are an impediment to stable, decent human communities…

WSWS (2021-11-05). Latest school strike by parents as COVID deaths of UK children reach 108. wsws.org The school strikes are giving voice to many parents internationally who feel they have no choice, out of for fear of prosecution, losing their jobs, or other reasons, but to send their children to school.

Paul Haeder (2021-11-05). Quitting is a Mental Health Decision. dissidentvoice.org Well well, some of us try-try. We end up having to take pittance jobs, with pitiful nonprofits, where the bottom line is, well, poverty pimping. So in a time of Covid Capitalism, in a time of quick silver circling the drain, quitting after 5 weeks on the job may appear rash, or self-defeating. But here …

The Canary (2021-11-05). Young people defy education secretary's plea for pupils not to miss school for climate protests. thecanary.co Youth climate protesters have defied the education secreatry's plea to demonstrate at the weekend rather than in school time. | Nadhim Zahawi urged young people not to miss school to protest about climate policies. | His plea came as youth activists are taking to the streets of Glasgow to demand action on climate change from leaders as the COP26 talks continue. | Campaigner Greta Thunberg, fellow activist Vanessa Nakate are among the young campaigners will speak to crowds at the end of the march through the city. | Asked on Times Radio whether he had been invited to join the marches, Zahawi said: No… I have to s…

Sarah Hathway (2021-11-05). Australia is a climate pariah. greenleft.org.au Prime Minister Scott Morrison made Australia even more of a climate pariah at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, argues Sarah Hathway.

George Justice (2021-11-05). University of Florida bans professors from giving expert testimony against state. zcomm.org The University of Florida barred three of its professors from serving as paid experts in a Florida voting rights case – sparking outrage within academia and in the news media…

WSWS (2021-11-05). Philadelphia transit workers: oppose the TWU's sellout contract! Form independent rank-and-file committees! wsws.org Workers in Philadelphia's transit system occupy a powerful position as workers throughout the United States and globally take strike action to oppose decades of wage stagnation, poor working conditions and the continuation of the pandemic.

Global Research News (2021-11-05). Selected Articles: An Australian Horror Story. globalresearch.ca By Can you imagin…

WSWS (2021-11-05). WHO warns of 500,000 new COVID-19 deaths in Europe by February. wsws.org As nearly 4,000 people die of COVID-19 daily in Europe, this warning is a political indictment of the ruling elite's policy of mass infection…

WSWS (2021-11-05). "JobKeeper" billions boosted Australian corporate profits while casual workers axed. wsws.org The wage subsidy scheme, like all the COVID-19 "stimulus" packages in Australia and around the world, has been another historic transfer of wealth to big business.

Joe Glenton (2021-11-05). Military honours for Ireland veteran who died while on trial for killing disabled man. thecanary.co Serving soldiers will carry the coffin of a former soldier who died while on trial for the killing of a disabled man. Dennis Hutchings was on trial in Belfast for the 1974 murder of John Pat Cunningham, but he contracted coronavirus (Covid-19) and died in hospital. He denied the charges. | Hutchings' supporters argued for full military honours, but the MOD refused this. In a U-turn, the department has reportedly announced his coffin will now be carried by personnel from his old unit. Hutchings served in the Household Cavalry for 26 years. | Fans: | Hutchings became a cause célèbre among some sections of t…

Dean Baker (2021-11-05). Combatting Global Warming: The Solution to China's Demographic "Crisis" zcomm.org If China wants a path through its "demographic crisis," or, in other words, coping with secular stagnation, devoting substantial resources towards greening its economy would be a great path forward…

Staff (2021-11-05). "Please Open Your Hearts": Kenyan Activist Elizabeth Wathuti Urges Leaders to Act on Climate Crisis. democracynow.org Youth activists are taking to the streets outside the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow to demand world leaders do more to avert a climate catastrophe. The protest is being organized by Fridays for Future, an international movement of students which grew out of Greta Thunberg's climate strike outside the Swedish parliament in 2018. We hear from Elizabeth Wathuti of Kenya. "Over 2 million of my fellow Kenyans are facing climate-related starvation," Wathuti said earlier this week. "The decisions you make here will determine whether the children will have food and water."

The Global Research Team (2021-11-05). Protect Our Children Against the COVID Jab, Support the Constitutional Rights of Parents. globalresearch.ca Big Pharma with the support of national governments is waging a Worldwide crusade to enforce the inoculation of our children, despite ample evidence that the Covid-19 experimental "vaccine" is resulting in a wave of injuries and deaths. | Global Research has …

Vijay Prashad (2021-11-05). Ecuador's Neoliberal Government Announces State Emergency to Impose Austerity. zcomm.org On October 18, 2021, Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso declared a state of emergency for 60 days…

Staff (2021-11-05). Ben Crump on the Start of Trials for Kyle Rittenhouse & the Killers of Ahmaud Arbery. democracynow.org Only one Black juror, along with 11 white jurors, has been selected to hear the murder trial of three white men who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old Black man who was jogging through the suburbs of Brunswick, Georgia. The defendants — Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael, as well as their neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan — claim they were attempting a citizen's arrest when they chased and killed Arbery. Prosecutors asked Judge Timothy Walmsley to reinstate eight Black potential jurors, arguing defense lawyers struck them because of their race. The judge declined to change the j…

WSWS (2021-11-05). Judge acknowledges "intentional discrimination" in jury selection for Ahmaud Arbery case. wsws.org Judge Timothy R. Walmsley admitted defense attorneys struck many potential black jurors from the case but claimed the court did not have the authority to intervene.

WSWS (2021-11-05). New Brunswick premier meets with top CUPE official in bid to shut down militant public sector strike. wsws.org New Brunswick's striking public sector workers must beware. The CUPE leadership is conspiring with Premier Higgs and his hard-right Tory government to smother their struggle for a wage "catch-up" after 15 years of declining real incomes.

WSWS (2021-11-05). Teachers must form rank-and-file committees to fight Australia's dangerous school reopenings. wsws.org "The unions' modus operandi on school reopenings is to say as little as possible, post nothing on social media about the issue, present COVID safety as a matter for individual schools and teachers and attempt to silence and intimidate opposition."

Liz David-Barrett (2021-11-05). Peas in a state-captured pod. zcomm.org State capture happens when narrow interest groups take control of public policy, buying influence to rewrite the rules. There are signs it's happening in Britain…

William rivers Pitt (2021-11-05). Virginia Gubernatorial Winner Encapsulates the Worst Elements of the Modern GOP. zcomm.org Another long Tuesday night in November, another eye-grit, over-caffeinated Wednesday to ponder What It All Means…

WSWS (2021-11-05). Three things striking Deere workers need to know about the company's finances. wsws.org Deere has responded to the rejection of its second tentative agreement with the UAW by carrying out a media blitz aimed at sowing fear and division among workers, claiming it has no more money to spend.

WSWS (2021-11-05). Tonga's first COVID-19 case enters from New Zealand. wsws.org New Zealand's Labour-led government, having "transitioned" from its COVID-19 elimination strategy, is facilitating the export of the deadly virus into the Pacific.

Rebekah Entralgo (2021-11-05). Rediscovering the Power of Unions. zcomm.org Better wages, health care, paid leave, and real curbs on inequality may always face headwinds in Washington. But as workers across the country are rediscovering, a strong union can win those things directly…

WSWS (2021-11-05). John Deere workers in Germany support strike action in US. wsws.org Entering its fourth week, the strike by 10,000 workers at the world's largest agricultural equipment manufacturer John Deere is finding growing support from coworkers in Germany and Europe.

_____ (2021-11-05). Debunking The Media Lies Fueling War In Ethiopia. popularresistance.org November 4 is the one year anniversary of the TPLF attacks on the Ethiopian government's Northern Command base, kicking off a brutal war. The TPLF is now advancing towards Addis Ababa, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency. The U.S. government has continued to condemn Ethiopia for fighting back against the TPLF insurgency, leading many Ethiopians to believe that Washington is supporting a violent coup in their country. | Hermela Aregawi is an Ethiopian-American journalist of Tigrayan descent who has been relentlessly attacked and smeared for calling out biased media reporting on the conflict. S…

WSWS (2021-11-05). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org Malaysian contract doctor threaten national strike; India: Spicejet engineers workers walkout over unpaid wages; FedEx drivers to strike in Australia…

Natasha Anderson (2021-11-05). Pfizer Has Secret Government Contracts for COVID Vaccines: Advocacy Group Says Company Puts Profits over Public Health and Reveals Seven of Its Contracts Are Worth $5 Billion. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-11-05). Hospital workers strike in Huntington, West Virginia. wsws.org On November 3, 1,000 staff at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, walked out against abysmal pay and working conditions as management mobilizes strikebreakers.

WSWS (2021-11-05). University of Michigan officials defend their right-wing attack on composer Bright Sheng. wsws.org The administration's November 3 reply is a model of deceit and hypocrisy. In spirit, if not in intellectual depth, it is worthy of Shakespeare's "honest" Iago.

WSWS (2021-11-05). UK Corbynite's Zero Covid campaign: "Zero" in name only. wsws.org The campaign exists solely to provide an apologia for the refusal of the Labour Party and trade unions to do anything that genuinely opposes the Conservative government's policy of allowing the virus to rip through workplaces and schools.

Staff (2021-11-05). "Too Little, Too Late": Global South Activists Decry 2050 "Net Zero" Goal by Wealthy Nations. democracynow.org After nearly a week of speeches, negotiations and protests at the COP26 U.N. climate summit, we speak with Meena Raman, head of programs at Third World Network, who says developing countries need more time and resources to adapt to the climate crisis and end the use of fossil fuels. Without a just transition that addresses inequality, she says, many countries will continue to suffer from both poverty and environmental devastation. "When the rich world has not been able to phase out fossil fuels, … it's really dubious to preach to the developing world that they have to get out of fossil fuels," says Raman.

WSWS (2021-11-05). Student protest at Howard University over abysmal living conditions enters fourth week. wsws.org Students expressed frustration with the university's leaders, who have refused to address their demands, and instead subjected them to hours of "campus renovation" PowerPoint presentations.

Steve Topple (2021-11-05). 340,000 DWP claimants are affected by one court case. thecanary.co The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is having to look at 340,000 people's social security claims. It's happening as a result of a court ruling from 2019. It could mean some claimants are entitled to more money. But with this being the DWP, it may not be that straightforward. | The DWP in the dock: | In July 2019, the Supreme Court made a

WSWS (2021-11-05). US-trained Afghan intelligence agents, elite troops reported joining ISIS. wsws.org In the final analysis, ISIS is itself a product of the interventions by Washington and its allies in the Middle East and Central Asia.

WSWS (2021-11-05). Deere declares "all options on the table" after workers defeat second UAW-backed contract. wsws.org A top executive at the giant agricultural and construction equipment maker said the contract rejected by striking workers was its "best and final" offer and that it would redouble efforts to force it through.

Hayley McMahon (2021-11-05). Lord Mayoral Q&A: Socialist Alliance candidate Steve O'Brien. greenleft.org.au Steve O'Brien, who is running for Lord Mayor of Newcastle and councillor in Ward 1, discusses his people before profit campaign.

WSWS (2021-11-05). Four migrants dead, 11 others injured in SUV crash in Texas. wsws.org The vehicle, carrying 15 migrants from Guatemala, rolled over on a West Texas highway in the early morning hours last Friday.

WSWS (2021-11-05). The way forward for striking Scranton teachers. wsws.org Our committee issues a call-to-action to mobilize the support of the working class behind over 800 striking educators in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Tileah Dobson (2021-11-05). Campaign for de-amalgamation of Inner West Council gains traction. greenleft.org.au Residents in the Inner West Council will soon be able to vote on whether to de-amalgamate their forcibly merged councils. Tileah Dobson reports.

WSWS (2021-11-05). CDC approval of COVID-19 vaccines for children is portrayed as the last threshold to "normalcy" wsws.org While vaccination of children is entirely welcome, this breakthrough is being used to disguise the reactionary character of the campaign to reopen schools and businesses and further spread the pandemic.

Staff (2021-11-05). Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley: 2 Degrees of Global Warming Is "Death Sentence" for Millions. democracynow.org Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley addressed the audience at the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow this week. "We must act in the interests of all our people," she said. "If we don't, we will allow the path of greed and selfishness to sow the seeds of our common destruction." She implored global leaders to "try harder" to keep global temperatures at 1.5 degrees Celsius, as anything above this would mean "a death sentence" for vulnerable island countries, including Barbados.

teleSUR (2021-11-04). Six Candidates Compete For The Nicaraguan Presidency On Sunday. telesurenglish.net On Nov., the Nicaraguan people will elect president, vice president, 90 lawmakers, and 20 representatives to the Central American Parliament. | RELATED: | The parties competing for the presidency are the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), Nicaragua's Constitutional Liberal Party (PLC), Christian Road (CCN), Liberal Alliance Party (ALN), the Independent Liberal Party (PLI), and the Alliance for the Republic Party (APRE). Below are the profiles of the politic…

Erika Takeo (2021-11-04). Women's struggle in Nicaragua: from liberation fighters to building an alternative society. peoplesdispatch.org "Throughout Central America, women are actively mobilizing for their rights; the crucial difference in Nicaragua is that the new government has a commitment to support them. The challenges they face are similar to those faced by each of the neighboring republics — but only in Nicaragua have concrete opportunities for change arisen." — Helen Collinson et al., 'Women and Revolution in Nicaragua' (1990) | According to the

Anonymous669 (2021-11-04). Tunnel Discovered Near French Ambassador Residence In Tunisian Capital, Investigation Launched. southfront.org File image. | A tunnel dug near the French ambassador's residence in La Marsa, a suburb to the northeast of the Tunisian capital, Tunis, was uncovered by Tunisian security forces during a counterterrorism raid on November 3. | In a statement, the Tunisian Ministry of Interior said that the tunnel was being dug from a nearby house. Security forces raided the house after receiving information about suspicious activities there. The house was being frequented by a known extremist. | The tunnel is now being investi…

WSWS (2021-11-04). Students and young people must take up the fight against Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org "It is becoming clear to millions of young people that capitalism offers them no future. The government and Labor know this opposition exists and its one of the central reasons they have imposed these anti-democratic electoral laws."

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-04). Top NATO/EUCOM and Ukrainian military commanders: collaboration against Russia to intensify. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zaluzhny, Wolters discuss response to Russian aggression Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Valeriy Zaluzhny has held his first phone call with NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe Tod Wolters, emphasizing the importance of NATO's continued military and naval presence in the Black Sea region. *** "…I informed him about…brazen ceasefire violations by the Russian occupation …

Asa Winstanley (2021-11-04). Scottish college censors Israel's critics. electronicintifada.net Anti-Palestinian blogger takes credit for apology by Glasgow university.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-11-04). Cleo Smith and The Lost Child Syndrome. dissidentvoice.org In the twenty-four-hour news cycle, scraps of information become flecks of distracting gold. Information sifters go through coverage with anorak enthusiasm. Instead of good copy and measured consideration, journalists are encouraged to become manufacturers of news in the hope that what they produce lasts for posterity. For eighteen days, four-year old Cleo Smith could not …

Bruce Lerro (2021-11-04). New Agers vs Neo-Pagans: Can Either Be Salvaged for Socialism? (Part I). dissidentvoice.org Neopagans have a great deal to teach 21st Century socialists, if only we would listen. As capitalism has gone into deep decline in the United States and England beginning in the 1970s, two spiritual movements have sprung up outside Judeo-Christianity: The New Age and Neopaganism. Contrary to some sociologists' claims that Neopagan Wiccans, Druids and …

Gideon Polya (2021-11-04). Climate Change-impacted Island Nations, Tropical Countries and Indeed the World Will Punish Climate Criminal Australia. dissidentvoice.org The corrupt, mendacious, racist, anti-science, and climate criminal National Party-Liberal Party Coalition that rules climate criminal Australia has succeeded in sabotaging the COP26 Climate Change Conference (as it has all previous climate conferences) in 10 key ways: (1). Racist ignoring of the right of Developing Countries with relatively low "GDP per capita" and "GHG pollution …

Helen Yaffe (2021-11-04). July 11 Protests in Cuba: A Personal Narrative of Events. orinocotribune.com By Helen Yaffe — Nov 2, 2021 | Abstract: On Sunday July 11 anti-government protests took place simultaneously in towns and cities throughout Cuba; the first violent protests there for 27 years. The international media depicted mass opposition to the Cuban government, police repression of peaceful protests and a regime in crisis. Cuban American leaders and US politicians called for US intervention, while President Biden labeled Cuba a "failed s…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-04). ICC Chief Prosecutor's Visit to Venezuela Ends with Signing of Memorandum of Understanding. orinocotribune.com The visit to Venezuela by the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Ahmad Khan, concluded with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the ICC. During a three-day stay in the country, Khan pursued a busy schedule. | In this sense, the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, mentioned that it was three days of work, and of frank and direct dialogue which he considered favorable and positive for the work carried out by the ICC. For this reason, the president added that the debate demonstrated the legal, doctrinal, and constitutional str…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-11-04). Israeli secret dossier contains no evidence of "terror" by Palestinian groups. electronicintifada.net Allegations based on testimony obtained under mistreatment and torture.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-11-04). Words without Action: The West's Role in Israel's Illegal Settlement Expansion. dissidentvoice.org The international uproar in response to Israel's approval of a massive expansion of its illegal settlement enterprise in the occupied Palestinian West Bank may give the impression that such a reaction could, in theory, force Israel to abandon its plans. Alas, it will not, because the statements of 'concern,' 'regrets', 'disappointment' and even outright condemnation …

SAM (2021-11-04). Can We Automate Inequality Out of Automation? inequality.org

Tim Wheeler (2021-11-04). Landslide for democracy in Washington State's Clallam County. peoplesworld.org SEQUIM, Wash.—Voters inflicted a crushing landslide defeat Nov. 2 on four QAnon-connected Sequim City Council incumbents nicknamed the "Gang of Four." Voters replaced them with five "Good Governance" City Council candidates who spoke out clearly for honesty, transparency, racial equality, and medical science. Voter turnout in Sequim was 49.46%, very high for an off-year election. …

Vijay Prashad (2021-11-04). Will the People with Guns Allow Our Planet to Breathe. dissidentvoice.org Chris Jordan (USA), Crushed Cars #2 Tacoma, 2004. It is perhaps fitting that United States President Joe Biden arrived in Glasgow for the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) on the climate catastrophe with eighty-five cars in tow months after declaring 'I'm a car guy' (for details on the climate catastrophe, see our Red Alert no. …

Yuri Martins Fontes (2021-11-04). Caio Prado e o fascismo como estratégia do capitalismo em crise (Parte II). globalresearch.ca Conforme apresentado na primeira parte deste artigo, em época de crise econà¥mica generalizada e consequente turbulência social — caso do período entreguerras (anos 1920 e 1930) e da época atual —, costumam se fortalecer os discursos irracionais, dentre os quais …

Kris Hamel (2021-11-04). Michigan rally supports striking Kellogg's workers. zcomm.org Hundreds of unionists and community supporters from around Michigan gathered in Battle Creek, Mich., on Oct. 27 for a rally in support of striking workers at Kellogg's…

WSWS (2021-11-04). Rampant inflation pushing Canada's low-income workers even further into poverty. wsws.org Inflation is slashing workers' real wages at an accelerating pace, propelling ever broader layers of the working class into struggle.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-04). Russia To Deploy S-400 Long-Range Air-Defense System In Northeastern Syria Airport — Reports. southfront.org S-400 systems. FILE IMAGE: Alexey Malgavko / Sputnik | The Russian military is planning to deploy an S-400 long-range air-defense system in Syria's northeastern region which is mostly controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), several Syrian and Russian sources reported on November 3. | The advanced air-defense system will allegedly be deployed at al-Qamishli Airport which is located right on the border with Turkey. | The S-400 system can detect airborne targets more than 600 kilometers away and fire a…

Staff (2021-11-04). Headlines for November 4, 2021. democracynow.org Global Carbon Emissions Near Record High as Nations Meet for Crucial Climate Summit, NJ Gov. Phil Murphy Narrowly Wins Reelection, in Ominous Sign for Democrats Ahead of 2022 Midterms, Socialist Candidate India Walton Concedes Hard-Fought Mayoral Race in Buffalo, NY, Senate Republicans Filibuster Voting Rights Legislation Again, U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 750,000, White House Warns of Vaccine Misinformation, Urges Parents to Get Children Vaccinated, Russia Records Another Record Daily COVID-19 Death Toll, WHO Approves Emergency Use of India's 2-Shot Coronavirus Vaccine Covaxin, U.S. Blacklists Israel's NSO G…

Juanita Rico (2021-11-04). Costa Rica: Latin America's climate champion. zcomm.org Costa Rica is a rare country whose efforts have been consistent with the Paris Agreement…

Anonymous007 (2021-11-04). Ethiopia's Military Commemorates 1 Year Of War, As Tigray's Forces Expect Addis Ababa To Fall Within Weeks. southfront.org On November 3rd, Ethiopian military officers and soldiers held a candlelight vigil to commemorate the first anniversary of the launch…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-04). Portugeses warplanes, warships join U.S. destroyer for NATO anti-ship warfare mission in Baltic Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Portuguese F-16 Fighters and Portuguese Frigate Corte-Real Train an Anti-Ship Warfare Mission Over the Baltic Sea The Portuguese Air Force Detachment at Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania trained with the Standing NATO Maritime Group One during an anti-surface warfare exercise on October 29. This mission reinforced integration between naval and air assets, and enhanced the procedures …

WSWS (2021-11-04). Moscow mayor rules out extension of COVID-19 restrictions amidst surge in cases and deaths. wsws.org Russia is reporting near-records in deaths and cases almost every day, along with alarming levels of mass infection among children.

Anonymous007 (2021-11-04). Israeli Spyware Company NSO Group Blacklisted By U.S. Commerce Department. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Israeli company NSO Group was put on a This happened after it was determined that the Israeli spyware maker acted "contrary to the foreign policy and national security interests of the US". | U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following s…

Doctors for Assange (2021-11-04). Doctors for Assange Say UK May be Liable for His Torture. globalresearch.ca Important text first published on June 22, 2020 In a new letter to the British Medical journal The Lancet, Doctors for Assange say that the British government may be held legally responsible for the torture of the imprisoned WikiLeaks …

WSWS (2021-11-04). W. Eugene Smith Memorial Grant winner Jane Evelyn Atwood opposes MGM's Minamata censorship. wsws.org "It is outrageous that the film isn't screened in the US… This is a movie that exposes an unconscionable tragedy few people know about but everyone should."

Editor (2021-11-04). Richard Lewontin, dialectical materialism, the relationship between evolutionary biology and Marxism. mronline.org Dialectical materialism combines two philosophical traditions: historical materialism formulated by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, and dialectics, an idealist philosophy formulated by German philosopher Georg Willhelm Friedrich Hegel.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-04). COP 26 marked by massive people's mobilizations. peoplesdispatch.org The UN Climate Change Conference of Parties or COP26 which commenced on Sunday, October 31 in the Scottish City of Glasgow saw climate activists from various organizations across the world mobilize on the streets demanding urgent measures to cut greenhouse gases emissions from the heads of state attending the meeting.

teleSUR (2021-11-04). Europe Goes Through A New Outbreak Of COVID-19 Cases. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that insufficient vaccine coverage and relaxation of epidemiological restrictions is prompting an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Europe. | RELATED: | "Today every single country in Europe and Central Asia is facing a real threat of COVID-19 resurgence or already fighting it… Europe is again at the epicenter of the pandemic, whe…

WSWS (2021-11-04). Sudan's military seek to crush opposition demanding civilian rule. wsws.org The claim that the civilian-military transitional government established in 2019 would be capable of resolving the enormous social and economic problems confronting Sudanese workers was a dangerous trap.

Markela Panegyres (2021-11-04). Capitalism makes people sick. greenleft.org.au Children and young people are experiencing a mental health epidemic. Markela Panegyres argues that resources are not being made available either for the treatment or to tackle some of the causes.

WSWS (2021-11-04). The significance of the Democratic Party debacle on November 2. wsws.org The Democratic Party has long abandoned policies to improve the social and economic position of working people, in favor of the politics of race and gender.

teleSUR (2021-11-04). The Moon Trip Drill 'SIRIUS-21' Kicks Off in Moscow. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Russia's Institute of Medical and Biological Problems (IMBP) began a new phase of the Scientific International Research In Unique Terrestrial Station (SIRIUS), a project which will simulate a round trip to the Moon with six volunteers. | RELATED: | "Let the isolation experiment begin," the SIRIUS Co-Director Sergei Ponomarev ordered and explained that the volunteers will be locked up for eight months in a special modu…

WSWS (2021-11-04). UAW conspiring with Deere management to ram through contract that workers voted to reject. wsws.org The announcement by Deere that the contract was their "best and final offer" amounts to giving the United Auto Workers its marching orders to shut down the strike and enforce the contract that workers just rejected.

WSWS (2021-11-04). Fourth coronavirus wave leads to massive outbreaks at German schools and universities. wsws.org The seven-day incidence rate in Germany now stands nearly as high as at the peak of the deadly third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The rise is substantially higher than at the same time last year.

Anonymous765 (2021-11-04). Kiev Given An Impetus To Pursue Escalation. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | MONERO (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZi…

WSWS (2021-11-04). GMB reinstates strike action by Glasgow refuse and street cleansing workers as anger grows at pay offer promoted by the unions. wsws.org The sole reason why the GMB reinstated the strike was because they knew the proposals they were promoting would be rejected and they might lose control of the workers.

teleSUR (2021-11-04). Nigeria: Death Toll From Building Collapse Rises To 36. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Coordinator Ibrahim Farinloye announced that the death toll from a building collapse in Lagos City rose to 36 after more bodies were retrieved by rescuers from the debris. | RELATED: | Between Wednesday and Thursday morning, over 10 dead bodies were pulled out of the rubble of the 21-story building under construction in the Ikoyi area of Lagos which c…

Gustavo Veiga (2021-11-04). Argentina — El último salvavidas de Mauricio Macri. globalizacion.ca El presidente de la Fundación FIFA está muy nervioso. Sabe que sigue cercado en varios frentes. Su margen de maniobra en la legalidad se redujo al diámetro de una pelota. Le queda el fútbol como último salvavidas antes de su…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-04). Turkey chastises U.S. for insufficient NATO solidarity. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The US' attitude toward Turkey is not in line with the spirit of alliance, Turkey's foreign minister said on Thursday. "The US' cooperation with the PKK/PYD/YPG (terror group), FETO's presence in the US, and its stance on the S-400 sanctions are not in line with the spirit of alliance," Mevlut Cavusoglu told fellow lawmakers. Cavusoglu …

Eric Nepomuceno (2021-11-04). Bolsonaro: Entre el aislamiento y la ridiculez. globalizacion.ca Leo en todas partes, también en importantes publicaciones del exterior, que el ultraderechista presidente Jair Bolsonaro ha sido aislado del escenario global, y que eso quedó más que evidente en su paso por Roma durante la reunión del llamado G20,…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-11-04). Activists and scholars condemn closure of Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity in Australia. peoplesdispatch.org In a surprise move, Flinders University has decided to shut down the world-renowned Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity, a key institution for the research of social determinants of health…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-04). NATO priority: Send women into combat, transition them back to civilian life. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com See: NATO: Women, War and Insecurity Life after service in Ukraine: NATO experts discuss how to best support women soldiers' civilian reintegration …With greater participation of women in the armed forces, understanding how they experience this transition is essential. On 4 November 2021, with support from the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, …

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-11-04). People are gearing up for a global day of action for climate justice. Here's how you can take part. thecanary.co This week, world leaders met in Glasgow for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26. Proceedings have largely been In spite of the

Anonymous007 (2021-11-04). U.S. Strike That Killed 10 Civilians In Afghanistan Was Not Against "Law Of War" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 3rd, Lt. Gen. Sami Said, U.S. Air Force inspector general, held a briefing at the Pentagon to discuss the drone strike in Kabul that killed Afghan civilians. | He said an investigation found "no violation of law" but did find "execution errors." | Said said he didn't find "violations of law or the law of war" and the officials behind the strike "truly believed at the time that they were targeting an imminent threat." | The full report on the strike, which includes…

Global Research News (2021-11-04). Selected Articles: "New Normal" Winter Is Coming: Social Purge on "The Unvaccinated" globalresearch.ca By An economic downturn during the first quarter of 2020 resulted in the loss of millions of jobs and hundreds of thousands of businesses. Governments …

Editor2 (2021-11-04). As Chávez Said, 'Let's not Change the Climate, Let's Change the System!': A Conversation with Max Ajl. orinocotribune.com An anti-imperialist approach to global warming in the context of COP26. | This week and through November 12, the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) takes place in Glasgow, Scotland. COP26 brings together heads of state and other prominent figures to talk about climate change. However, the conference won't address the central environmental problem: capitalism. In this interview we talk to

Ariela Ruiz Caro (2021-11-04). Blinken y la migración venezolana. globalizacion.ca El pasado 20 de octubre el secretario de Estado norteamericano, Anthony Blinken, lideró una reunión ministerial en Bogotá para tratar el tema de las migraciones, en particular las de Venezuela y Haití, con algunos cancilleres de países de tránsito y…

Alan MacLeod (2021-11-04). The United States is organizing a color revolution in Cuba for November 15. mronline.org 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.

MEE, agencies (2021-11-04). Israel: Parliament passes first state budget in three years. middleeasteye.net Israel: Parliament passes first state budget in three years | Prime Minister Naftali Bennett had until 14 November to get the budget approved to prevent Knesset from being dissolved | Thu, 11/04/2021 – 07: 58 | It took until 5am for parliament to complete the vote on the 2021 budget, with hundreds of spending measures requiring individual votes through the night (AFP) | Israeli lawmakers p…

Victoria Valenzuela (2021-11-04). His Mysterious Death Made National Headlines, so Why are the Police Ignoring the Case? scheerpost.com When Rey Rivera's body was found in an empty conference room of Baltimore's Belvedere Hotel, a hole in the roof prompted police to conclude he committed suicide. But TRNN reporters Taya Graham and Stephen Janis obtained the homicide case files and there are a lot of details in the investigation that don't add up.

Napoléon Gómez Urrutia (2021-11-04). La reforma energética en México: Indispensable para la soberanía nacional. globalizacion.ca Mucho se ha dicho en la prensa, así como en los corrillos políticos y empresariales, respecto a la iniciativa de reforma energética presentada el pasado primero de octubre por el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador ante la Cámara de Diputados….

Steve Ellner (2021-11-04). Venezuela's November Elections. zcomm.org Washington's New Strategy but Same Old Assumptions…

C.M. Lewis (2021-11-04). India Walton's Mayoral Defeat in Buffalo Sets Dangerous Precedents for the Left. zcomm.org Brown has now proven that, for candidates defeated in a primary, an ascent to power can be continued unbroken — if they're willing to run against their own party line…

Staff (2021-11-04). Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed on Climate Risk & Surviving Assassination Attempt. democracynow.org We speak to Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the low-lying island nation of the Maldives, at the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow. Nasheed is one of the world's leading climate advocates, who once held a cabinet meeting underwater to bring attention to the threat of global warming, pledged to make the Maldives the first carbon-neutral country and installed solar panels on the roof of his presidential residence. Now serving as speaker of parliament, Nasheed survived an assassination attempt earlier this year that required 16 hours of surgery. As a result of the sea level rising four millimeters a year in the…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-04). Ukraine appoints former Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories defense chief. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Rada appoints Reznikov as Ukraine's defense minister The Verkhovna Rada dismissed Andriy Taran from…

WSWS (2021-11-04). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Danish nurses continue one-hour wildcat stoppages over pay and staff shortages, begun in August; French transport workers continue strike wave over pay and conditions while unions prevent national strike; UK bus strikes planned in Wales and England at different companies over pay, while Unite union agrees below-inflation deals; Workers in Cross Rivers State, Nigeria defy court order and continue strike for minimum wage begun October 12…

Editor (2021-11-04). Should one stand up for Western values? mronline.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."

David Sirota (2021-11-04). "Trump Zombie Sale" Threatens Montana National Forest. dailyposter.com

Marjorie Cohn (2021-11-04). SCOTUS Likely to Allow Challenge to Texas Law, But May Still Overturn "Roe" zcomm.org Texas's draconian anti-abortion law remained in effect as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on November 1 about whether it could be challenged in court…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-04). Syria: Turkish occupation forces shell village. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkish occupation forces bombard al-Dardara village, north of Hasaka Turkish occupation forces and their terrorist mercenaries launched artillery shells against the village of al-Dardara in the Tal Tamr town in the northwestern countryside of Hasaka. Local sources told a SANA [Syrian Arab News Agency] reporter that Turkish occupation—backed terrorist groups, deployed in the far northern …

WSWS (2021-11-04). Fed tapers asset purchases amid rising inflation and growing economic uncertainty. wsws.org Fed chair Jerome Powell reassured financial markets the decision to wind back asset purchases did not mean a rise in the central bank's base interest rate—now at virtually zero—was imminent.

_____ (2021-11-04). Cover-up of U.S. Nuclear Sub Collision in South China Sea: a Wake-up Call for East Asia — and the World. strategic-culture.org By John V. WALSH | "When elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled." | So warned Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in his Fast forward to October 2, 2021, about one year later, and the first patch of grass has been stomped on by the…

Salvador González Briceño (2021-11-04). La OTAN y el peligro que representa para el mundo. globalizacion.ca El contexto geopolítico | No obstante lo tiene perdido, la Organización del Tratado del Atlántico Norte (OTAN) ya trae pleito casado con Rusia. A eso han conducido las hostilidades creadas por los propios afiliados al organismo Atlántico —donde Estados Unidos lleva…

WSWS (2021-11-04). Public service union Verdi ends 50-day strike by Berlin health workers. wsws.org After sabotaging the strike by nursing staff at the state-owned hospital Vivantes and at the Charité in Berlin, the German public service union Verdi has now called off a strike by workers at Vivante subsidiaries.

Jordan Smith (2021-11-04). Texas Admits Its Abortion Law Scheme Puts All Rights Up for Grabs. zcomm.org Several justices wanted to know: If Texas could craft a law to insulate its attack on abortion, what would stop other states from using the same method to target rights they disfavor?>

Anonymous669 (2021-11-04). Houthis Destroyed Ma'rib City Communication Towers With Ballistic Missile. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing. | On October 4, a ballistic missile struck communication towers in the western outskirts of the city of Ma'rib, which is held by Saudi-backed forces. | The missile was allegedly launched by the Houthis (Ansar Allah) from the province of Saada, to the north of Ma'rib. As a result of the strike, all communications were cut off Ma'rib city. | The communication towers were equipped with military and civilian systems. The two main telecommunication companies in Yemen,…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-04). Recent Israeli Attack On Damascus Targeted Syrian Logistics Support Facilities: Russian MoD. southfront.org FILE PHOTO An Israeli F-16 fighter jet © Amir Cohen / Reuters | The recent Israeli

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-04). European Commission's Joseph Borrell presiding, Georgia attends arms fair; holds talks with Spanish defense ministry. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Deputy Minister of Defense of Georgia Zurab Azarashvili paid a working visit to Spain, the largest exhibition of the largest military equipment FEINDEF Deputy Minister of Defense of Georgia Zurab Azarashvili and the Director of Delta International Ltd. Zurab Javelidze visited the International Exhibition of the Largest Military Equipment FEINDEF in Madrid within the framework of a working visit to …

Louis Reynolds (2021-11-04). The COP26 health agenda must revitalize Primary Health Care. peoplesdispatch.org As COP26 continues, we bring an overview of the intersection of health and climate change at the summit. Health systems can contribute to decreasing carbon emissions by promoting the Primary Health Care approach…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-04). "Deep Peace": Nordic Council, NATO's new appendage. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Secretary General to the Nordic Council: strong institutions build trust and peace NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed the 73rd Session of the Nordic Council in Copenhagen on Wednesday (3 November 2021)…. Mr Stoltenberg said that organisations like the Nordic Council, NATO, and the European Union have helped to secure the "deep peace" of …

Staff (2021-11-04). Meet the Climate Lawyer Who Helped Write 2015 Paris Agreement & Superglued Herself at Shell's U.K. HQ. democracynow.org We speak to Farhana Yamin, one of the most prominent climate lawyers in Britain, who has been deeply involved in international climate negotiations for decades, including the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, and has also engaged in direct action to effect change. Yamin is currently working with the Climate Vulnerable Forum, a group that represents 48 of the countries most threatened by the climate crisis, at the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow. We last spoke with Farhana in 2019 after she was arrested for supergluing her hands to the ground outside Shell's headquarters in London as part of an Extinction Rebellion ac…

John Pilger (2021-11-04). Why Julian Assange's inhumane prosecution imperils justice for us all. mronline.org The damage done to the Wikileaks co-founder in his decade of incarceration and uncertainty, including more than two years in Belmarsh is beyond doubt. But so, too, is his courage beyond doubt.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-04). NATO naval group docks in Sweden en route to Baltic Sea deployment. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One Visits Sweden Ships of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) visited Malmo, Sweden between 29 October and November 1…in the Baltic Sea region. *** Sweden has been the first stop in the Baltic Sea for the group after taking part in a Historical Ordnance Disposal operation Beneficial Cooperation …

Tom Engelhardt (2021-11-04). Tomgram: Nick Turse, Thanks for Nothing. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. In 2006, Newsweek dubbed him "a rising star" and one of the "Jedi knights who are fighting in what [Vice President] Cheney calls 'the shadows.'" The particular Jedi knight being touted to the skies was Army General Stanley …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-04). Jameel Institute: Global experts discuss the role of data analytics during COVID. imperial.ac.uk Scientists, journalists and global health leaders discussed the role of data analytics during a pandemic at the Jameel Institute's annual symposium.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-04). Russian Warplanes Target ISIS Cells In Syria's Raqqa Following Deadly ATGM Attack. southfront.org Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik | On November 4, at least ten Russian airstrikes hit Syria's central region where ISIS has been waging an insurgency against Syrian government forces and their allies. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the airstrikes targeted hideouts of ISIS cells near the town of Resafa in the southern countryside of Raqqa. | The Russian airstrikes were likely a response to a recent attack whic…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-04). As new Balkans war looms, NATO summons Albanian defense chief to its military headquarters. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com SACEUR Welcomes Albania's Chief of Defense to SHAPE Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Tod D. Wolters, welcomed Albanian Chief of Defence, Major General Associate Professor Bajram Begaj, to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 to reinforce Allied Command Operations' cooperation and discuss Albania's strong commitment to NATO operations. During the …

Bill McKibben (2021-11-04). "Manchin's Latest Hissy Fit" Threatens to Curb Biden Agenda at U.N. Climate Summit. zcomm.org "It makes it extremely difficult to proceed when the world's carbon champion — the country that's poured more carbon into the atmosphere by far than any other — won't provide leadership."

The Canary (2021-11-04). Nurses warn morale 'has never been so low' as pay petition handed to Number 10. thecanary.co Nurses' morale has never been so low as they start voting on whether to take industrial action in the ongoing dispute over NHS pay, the government has been warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said the NHS is reaching a "critical" stage, with staff shortages and nurses leaving the profession. | RCN‚ÄØmembers handed in a petition to 10 Downing Street on Thursday, with more than 160,000 signatures from nurses, patients and the public calling on the prime minister to deliver fair pay for nursing as part of its campaign against the government's controversial 3% increase. | Ballot for actio…

Zoi Parcharidi (2021-11-04). Public healthcare workers in Greece go on strike seeking greater investment, pay hikes. peoplesdispatch.org The Greek government has been taking advantage of the pandemic to reinforce the privatization of the healthcare sector by promoting public-private partnerships, contractual agreements and merging of healthcare units…

Victoria Valenzuela (2021-11-04). A Week of Really Bad News — Now, Let's Get to Work. scheerpost.com By Scott Tucker / Original to Scheerpost | So much bad news in one week. When political illusions die hard, however, the ground is also being cleared for class-conscious resistance. | Now let's get to work: | Joe Manchin held the Congressional Democrats hostage, and of course blamed the mildest social democrats in Congress for being the hostage takers. Manchin demands that the progressives in Congress must support the infrastructure bill, but remains uncommitted to a reconciliation bill which has already been drastically reduced in both funding and sane public policies. Yet, Manchin dares to give press confere…

WSWS (2021-11-04). Striking Scranton, Pennsylvania teachers discuss deplorable school conditions. wsws.org Educators walking the picket line in Scranton, Pennsylvania explained the issues in their struggle after 800 teachers and paraprofessionals walked out Wednesday morning.

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2021-11-04). COP26: Crónica de una tragedia anunciada. globalizacion.ca Fidel Castro fue el primer jefe de Estado en alertar sobre la gravísima amenaza que significaban la contaminación ambiental y los gases de efecto invernadero para la especie humana. Pronto se cumplirán 30 años de aquella advertencia realizada en poco…

Anis Chowdhury (2021-11-04). Will Glasgow fix broken climate finance promises? mronline.org SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR: Current climate mitigation plans will result in a catastrophic 2.7 ∞C world temperature rise. US$1.6—3.8 trillion is needed annually to avoid global warming exceeding 1.5 ∞C.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-04). Turkey's proxy Azerbaijani army won "war" against enclave of 140,000 — envoy. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ambassador: "Azerbaijani Army built on Turkish model won in Karabakh" During the 44 days, under the leadership of Supreme Commander-in-Chief, Azerbaijani Army ended 30 years of occupation and liberated our lands from the occupation, Azerbaijani ambassador to Turkey Rashad Mammadov said in his speech at a photo exhibition dedicated to November 8-Victory Day…. According to …

José Luis Lanao (2021-11-04). Goldman Sachs, Lula y el fútbol oligarca. globalizacion.ca Cuando Lula ganó sus primeras elecciones presidenciales en Brasil, durante la campaña de aquel sindicalista que tanto temían los mercados, el banco de inversión Goldman Sachs interfirió en la misma creando el "lulómetro", un indicador económico basado en formulas "algorítmicas"…

Medea Benjamin (2021-11-04). COP26: Can a Singing, Dancing Rebellion Save the World? zcomm.org The appropriate public response to governments that are ready to squander the lives of millions of people, whether by war or by ecological mass suicide, is rebellion and revolution…

Raymond Nat Turner (2021-11-04). Fighting for Oak Flat/Chi Chil Bildagoteel. mronline.org "Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do little." —Edmund Burke…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-04). NATO targets Belarus in favor of members Poland, Latvia and Lithuania. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Nato calls on Belarus to observe international law Nato headquarters in Brussels told PAP [Polish Press Agency] on Wednesday the alliance was concerned about the escalation on the Polish-Belarusian border and called on Minsk to observe international law. Nato HQ's press office told PAP the alliance had observed a wave of migrants trying to enter …

Mario Patrón (2021-11-04). 4T en México: Prioridades presupuestales de mitad de camino. globalizacion.ca Hemos abordado aquí en otras ocasiones algunas claves del actual régimen y del proyecto de nación que propone la 4T, así como de sus más notables claroscuros. Hoy, la coyuntura de la aprobación en el Congreso del paquete presupuestal 2022,…

WSWS (2021-11-04). Ohio and Pennsylvania educators speak on October 24 webinar, "How to end the pandemic" wsws.org Educators, retirees and parents from Ohio and Pennsylvania, who are members of the Pennsylvania Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, met last week and discussed the October 24 webinar.

Staff (2021-11-04). How a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Can Guide a Global Just Transition & Emission Cuts. democracynow.org We speak with Harjeet Singh, senior adviser with the Climate Action Network, who is at the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow. Activists like Singh are pressuring world leaders to join the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, which would supplement the Paris Agreement by directly targeting the fossil fuel industry and outlining clear actions that every country could take to drastically decrease carbon emissions. "This treaty talks about ending fossil fuel expansion, phasing out, and also just transition," says Singh. He also speaks about his home country of India, which has only recently become one of the world's la…

Moderator (2021-11-04). Left Coalition Sees McAuliffe Campaign as an Object Lesson for 2022. scheerpost.com By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams A coalition of progressive advocacy organizations warned Wednesday that conservative Democrat Terry McAuliffe's failed gubernatorial bid in Virginia offers a cautionary lesson for the rest of the party ahead of next year's midterms: Either excite voters with a bold agenda or risk losing power to the GOP. As corporate Democrats …

WSWS (2021-11-04). New Zealand COVID-19 cases surge as government plans to lift more restrictions. wsws.org Public health experts have warned that the Labour Party-led government's decision to open more businesses in Auckland, while case numbers are surging, will lead to more hospitalisations and deaths.

Anonymous007 (2021-11-04). Military Situation In Yemen On November 4, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 237 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On November 3, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 9 airstrikes on the Jubah district | On November 3, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 14 airstrikes on the Sa…

WSWS (2021-11-04). Union betrayals open way for more "spill and fill" job cuts at Australia's Macquarie University. wsws.org Across the entire university, workers are being ordered to compete against each other for a much smaller number of jobs, with many positions also downgraded.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-04). Delayed diagnostics, poor treatment: The plight of tuberculosis patients during COVID. peoplesdispatch.org Treatment and care for TB patients was sidelined in this period of the pandemic causing the number of deaths from to rise again after many years, and years of progress to be reversed…

_____ (2021-11-04). China is Building a Military Base in Tajikistan. journal-neo.org After the failed US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the coming to power in Kabul of the Taliban (a terrorist group banned in the Russian Federation), the regional security system in Central Asia began to undergo rapid reformatting. New players, the USA, Turkey, and China are trying to enter the traditional zone of influence and responsibility …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-04). Ukraine's new "Occupied Territories" minister: military institute graduate, former army officer. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Rada Appoints Vereschuk Vice Prime Minister For Reintegration The Verkhovna Rada has appointed Member of Parliament from the Servant of the People faction, Iryna Vereschuk, to…

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-11-04). The Sex Traffickers on America's Police Forces. dissidentvoice.org Sexual predation by police officers happens far more often than people in the business are willing to admit. — former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper We are a nation on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Undeniably, the blowback from COVID-19 lockdowns and mandates continues to reverberate around the country, impacting the nation's struggling workplaces, …

Anonymous669 (2021-11-04). Western-Backed White Helmets Are Preparing To Stage Another Provocation In Greater Idlib. southfront.org File image. | The Western-backed White Helmets organization is plotting yet another provocation in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, Vadim Kulit, deputy chief of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria, revealed on November 3, according to the Greater Idlib is the home to many terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham. The White Helmets have been working closely with these groups."The Russian Center for…

Curtis Daly (2021-11-04). COP26: are they taking it seriously? thecanary.co We're going to need more than luck to avert the coming climate catastrophe.
| Video transcript | Scotland is currently hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties. | Whilst the rhetoric seems to have been ramped up on the urgent need to take action, unsurprisingly we are hearing more bark than bite. | Some good promises have been made, with parties agreeing on an end to deforestation by 2030. However, we cannot allow individual policies and i…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-04). New climate pledges significantly more likely to prevent worst of global heating. imperial.ac.uk If fulfilled, climate pledges made in the last six years have a much better chance of reaching globally agreed temperature goals.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-04). Poland prepares for armed clashes on Belarusian border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com 'Another provocation against Polish soldiers' at Belarus border: defence ministry Poland's defence ministry on Thursday accused Belarus of staging "another provocation" against Polish troops helping protect the European Union's external border, saying that Belarusian soldiers guarding migrants threatened to open fire on Polish soldiers. *** The foreign ministry in Warsaw said in a statement on …

Pasqualina Curcio (2021-11-04). ø"Trampa electoral" en Venezuela? globalizacion.ca No se han terminado de anunciar los resultados electorales cuando ya algunos factores políticos de la oposición venezolana se adelantan y cantan " °Fraude!" Es a lo que nos tienen acostumbrados desde hace varios años. A veces, e incluso participando en…

WSWS (2021-11-04). Sri Lankan power, port and petroleum workers protest against privatisation. wsws.org State-sector unions are desperately seeking to tie workers' rising anger over the government's privatisation agenda to the parliamentary opposition.

_____ (2021-11-04). The U.S. Moral Superiority Complex Is Accelerating Its Decline. strategic-culture.org Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Someone should tell the Biden team. | Soon after the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, David Ignatius, Washington Post columnist and Deep State insider, remarked "The reversals in Afghanistan are confounding for a Biden national security team that has rarely known personal failure (…) These are America's best and brightest, who came to the messy endgame of the Afghanistan war with spotless résumés." | Though his criticism of the national security team is understandably guarded, anyone taking a dispassionate…

Vijay Prashad (2021-11-04). As the planet wants to go green, France has a nuclear habit it just cannot kick. peoplesdispatch.org With one of every three lightbulbs in France being lit by the yellow-cake uranium from Niger, its armies have garrisoned the Sahel, from Mauritania at one end to Chad at the other, as part of Operation Barkhane. War is what turns on the lights in France…

It's Going Down (2021-11-04). The Fascist Wing Solidifies: Anti-Vaxx Cops & Pardons for Paramilitaries. itsgoingdown.org photo: @nycantifa On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we discuss the continuing anti-democratic turn of Trumpism into an authoritarian, paramilitary movement. We touch on two key stories: first, the embrace of anti-vaccine conspiracy theories by some sections of the police and other public employees, which has manifested in continued coalition building with…

Kerry Smith (2021-11-04). Cairns activists call out Warren Entsch's climate hypocrisy. greenleft.org.au Cairns activists highlighted Warren Entsch's climate hypocrisy, reports Kerry Smith.

Tracy Keeling (2021-11-04). One burning issue is getting short shrift at COP26. thecanary.co COP26, the UN climate conference in Glasgow, isn't short on promises to tackle various elements of climate and biodiversity crises. The UN event has featured a number of pledges to deliver on But there's one burning issue that's getting short shrift in the official discourse at COP26. It appears that leaders are largely avoiding…

Indranil (2021-11-04). Healthcare financing in the post-COVID world. peoplesdispatch.org The way health systems are financed has a lot to do with the distribution of health inequities around the world. If rich countries were to change their approach to health financing, everyone would benefit…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-04). Saudi-led Coalition Shares Footage Of Recent Airstrikes On Houthis In Ma'rib, Al-Jawf. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On November 3, the Saudi-led coalition shared footage showing some of its recent airstrikes on Houthis forces in the provinces of Ma'rib and al-Jawf, in central and northern Yemen. | Saudi-led coalition warplanes carried out 32 airstrikes between November 2 and 3. The airstrikes killed 145 Houthis fighters and destroyed 18 military vehicles of the Yemeni group, according to the coalition's own claims. | Between November 3 and 4, coalition warplanes carried out 24 airstrikes. More than 115 Houthi…

John Kiriakou (2021-11-04). CIA Plot to Kill Julian Assange: Will Perpetrators Ever Face Legal Accountability for Criminal Behavior? covertactionmagazine.com Chances are Slim as Political Cowardice Reigns Supreme in America's Second Gilded Age Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) last week asked …

Siddiq Khan (2021-11-04). Abahlali baseMjondolo Responds to 'We Carry a New World in Our Riots' by Siddiq Khan. mronline.org Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over …

Fred Weir (2021-11-04). Communists face rare crackdown in Russia, upending old balance. zcomm.org Boris Kagarlitsky, a veteran left-wing dissident, holds the distinction of having been a political prisoner under the regimes of Leonid Brezhnev and Boris Yeltsin. Now he can add President Vladimir Putin to that list…

_____ (2021-11-04). ADEX, Nuri and Other Missile News from the South of the Korean Peninsula. journal-neo.org While the world was discussing the DPRK's SLBM, a lot was going on south of the 38th parallel. On September 15, South Korea successfully launched a locally produced ballistic missile (SLBM) from a submarine, becoming the seventh country in the world to do so. On September 28, Hyundai Heavy Industries' Ulsan shipyard held a launching …

_____ (2021-11-04). Japan's Energy Policy and its Significance for Russia. journal-neo.org Just as decades ago, coal remains a strategically important fuel for the world. Despite the constant talk of greenhouse gas emissions and the complete phase-out of coal, the disappearance of this fuel from the market would lead to the collapse of the global economy. It is quite natural that the world's four major coal consumers, …

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