Daily Archives: November 6, 2021

2021-11-06: News Headlines

Lyle Goldstein (2021-11-06). The Unintended Consequence of AUKUS: CHIRUS. anti-empire.com Washington and other allied capitals have been abuzz with talk of nuclear submarines since the surprise announcement Some have raised legitimate concerns about the impact of the deal on nuclear non-proliferation. How to prevent myriad other countries from leaping…

Jean Lee (2021-11-06). San Francisco Will Require Children 5 to 11 to Show Proof of COVID Injection for Indoor Activities. anti-empire.com The city, which has a proof-of-vaccination mandate for everyone 12 and older to access indoor activities, like restaurants, gyms and sporting events, said that San Franciscans should start preparing to show immunization cards for children 5 to 11 in the coming months. |

Arlene Rubinstein (2021-11-06). Barbers defeat boss move to cut pay at army bases. themilitant.com "I'm glad to be back at work," Mike Kates, a barber with 15 years at the Fort Lee U.S. Army base barbershop in central Virginia, told the Militant in a phone call Oct. 29. "After almost four months on strike, we won some things, and on the picket line we bonded together." | The 20 barbers, members of Laborers' International Union Public Service Employees Local 572, had struck Sheffield Barbers, a contractor hired by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, on July 4. Most of the barbers are African American or Korean American. | Sheffield bosses' "last, best and final" offer was a 6-cent increase per haircut, even…

A Guest Author (2021-11-06). Alex Saab's case—Legally, politically damaging to the U.S. workers.org The following is based on a statement on the case of diplomatic Special Envoy Alex Saab — kidnapped by the U.S. for attempting to ameliorate the dire conditions wreaked on Bolivarian Venezuela by U.S. sanctions — and was issued Nov. 5 by the International Action Center. The statement has been . . . |

Abahlali baseMjondolo (2021-11-06). The Majority Have Rejected the ANC. dissidentvoice.org Only around a quarter of people eligible to vote chose to cast their votes for the ANC in the recent election. The mass stay away from the polls is a mass rejection of the ANC, along with the DA and the EFF which could not attract the support of significant numbers of former ANC voters. …

Assata Shakur (2021-11-06). Assata Shakur: 'Fight tooth and nail to save Mumia's life and free him'. workers.org Note: This statement was recorded at Radio Havana in Cuba in 1998 and featured on "All Things Censored: Vol. 1, 1998" by Mumia Abu-Jamal. "The first time I heard a tape of one of Mumia's radio broadcasts, it was the first time I fully understood why the United States government . . . |

cop26coalition (2021-11-06). About COP26 Global Climate Talks. cop26coalition.org Learn more about the history, terms, and processes of the UN climate change negotiations and COP26 in particular.

Dean Baker (2021-11-06). Cheap Fun Saturday: Job Growth Under Biden and Trump. cepr.net As it now stands President Biden has created 5,583,000 jobs in his first nine months in the White House, compared to a loss of 2,876,000 jobs in the four years of Donald Trump's presidency.

Deborah Liatos (2021-11-06). Kaiser workers protest two-tier pay, demand more staff. themilitant.com PASADENA, Calif. — Chanting, "From the desert to the Bay, equal work for equal pay," over 1,000 nurses and other health care workers marched and rallied against cutbacks demanded by Kaiser hospital bosses at facilities in Hawaii, Oregon and Southern California. | The workers are fighting Kaiser's demand for a permanent two-tier wage system that would mean lower pay for all workers hired after Jan. 1, 2023. They're also demanding higher wages to keep up with inflation and for hiring to improve staffing ratios. | The workers are organized in a number of unions that are part of the Alliance of Health Care Unio…

Dongsheng News (2021-11-06). News on China | No. 74. dissidentvoice.org At the G20 leaders' summits, President Xi calls on developed countries to lead on emissions reductions and support developing nations. China's per capita emissions are only 40% of the US's (2019). Chinese scientists develop technology to produce animal feed from industrial gas by-products, which could reduce soy imports and carbon emissions. China implements Personal Information …

G. Dunkel (2021-11-06). Haiti in crisis, U.S. big-business press calls for intervention. workers.org Oct. 31 — The Haitian economy lacks the fuel it needs to function. Because Haiti's electric grid is unreliable, hospitals, factories, banks, cell phone towers, schools, taxis and the "tap taps" that provide public transport — are cutting back or shutting down. A general strike of fuel truck drivers and . . . |

Jonathan Silberman (2021-11-06). Clark shoe workers in UK enter fifth week of strike. themilitant.com STREET, Somerset, England — "We're not giving up, we're keeping on," said Trevor Stephens at the picket line Oct. 29 at Clarks shoes distribution center here, where workers have been on strike for four weeks. Stephens is the day-shift shop steward for the Community union. | Over 100 workers are striking against wage cuts of 15% to 20%. Clarks is demanding workers sign new contracts that will take their hourly pay down from 11.16 pounds ($15.40) to 9.50 pounds. Workers who fail to accept the cuts will be deemed to have resigned — known here as "fire and rehire." Starting next April, 9.50 pounds will be…

Karen Ray (2021-11-06). Spread word, build support for Deere, Kellogg's strikes! themilitant.com DENVER — Production and maintenance workers at John Deere's 12 plants in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas voted 55% to 45% Nov. 2 to reject the agricultural implements bosses' latest contract offer. | While a majority of United Auto Workers members at some plants voted in favor, at the two biggest plants significant majorities voted no — members of Local 838 in Waterloo and Local 94 in Dubuque, Iowa. In Waterloo 71% reject the contract. | Douglas Woolam told the Des Moines Register that he voted against the contract because of the two-tier pay scale that means the majority of the workers continue to get far…

Kevin Gosztola (2021-11-06). Dissenter Weekly: Colorado Kept Mental Patient 'Unconstitutionally Confined'. thedissenter.org Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (Photo from Colorado's state government website and in the public domain) | In this edition, the "Dissenter Weekly" returns after a month-long hiatus as a short podcast (10-15 minutes). There is both a video and an audio version. | The show starts with coverage of the state of New York, where whistleblower protection for workers was recently Toward the end, Kevin covers the Colorado Mental Health Insitute at Pueblo and a whistleblower who…

Liz DeFriez (2021-11-06). Only one solution to Utah's rising housing prices: socialism. liberationnews.org According to a recent report from the University of Utah, housing price increases are unlikely to subside for some time.

New Atlas (2021-11-06). EU Delegation to Taiwan Does Washington's Anti-China Dirty Work. newatlas.report November 6, 2021 (The New Atlas) — An EU "delegation" led by Raphael Glucksmann has gone to Taiwan in a provocative move meant to slight Beijing. Glucksmann's history of advancing US foreign policy objectives under the cover of representing Europe helps clarify what the true goal of this "delegation" was and the way it was …

Osborne Hart (2021-11-06). Kellogg's workers demand 'Equal pay for equal work'. themilitant.com LANDISVILLE, Pa. — Striking Kellogg's cereal workers, members of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union Local 374G, held a cookout and rally at the fire station pavilion here Oct. 30. Some 1,400 BCTGM members have been on strike since Oct. 5 at four plants — in Battle Creek, Michigan; Omaha, Nebraska; Memphis, Tennessee; and here in Lancaster County. There are over 360 Local 374G strikers. | Critical issues are at stake, especially the bosses' insistence on keeping a two-tier wage system that pays new hires roughly half what workers hired before 2016 get. One of the most popula…

Ralph Nader (2021-11-06). Lament of a Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio Yankee Fan. dissidentvoice.org Another World Series — the twelfth in a row — without the New York Yankees, the richest franchise in the Major Leagues. The reason for this fall of the once formidable Yankee baseball dynasty is not difficult to discern. It is inept, smug management starting with the 23-year reign of General Manager Brian Cashman, to …

Rania Khalek (2021-11-06). 'We're Fighting for System Change, That's What It's Going to Take to Stop This Climate Crisis'. thealtworld.com World leaders are meeting in Glasgow for the COP26 climate conference, but the minimal promises made at these gatherings are not kept and are not enough. Communities in the Global South are demanding real and meaningful change — an entire system change away from profit-driven, rather than people-driven, governments. | Mozambique-based activist Dipti Bhatnagar discusses the conditions that the Global South is grappling with (from the climate change that the West is largely responsible for), and the dire necessity for real change. Bhatnagar is climate justice & energy coordinator with Friends of the Earth Int…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-06). NATO Quint partners participate in unprecedented Israeli air combat exercise. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Blue Flag 21: Israel's largest exercise wraps up at Uvda AB On Oct. 28, eight nations finished the fifth iteration of a successful Blue Flag exercise at Uvda Air Base. Participating nations completed the final phase of the campaign scenario within the exercise designed to integrate multinational air forces' fourth- and fifth-generation capabilities to increase …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-06). Newly-installed Ukrainian defense chief: main goal is relentless movement toward NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Reznikov sure Ukraine will join NATO sooner or later Ukraine will not become a member of NATO in the near future, but Ukraine must prepare for this membership today, Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov has said. "Today, the Ministry of Defense faces very important challenges, but the main goal is to implement the provisions of the …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-06). Stoltenberg: NATO must enhance effectiveness of its nuclear capabilities. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Secretary General addresses annual Nuclear Policy Symposium Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg virtually addressed NATO's annual Nuclear Policy Symposium on Wednesday (3 November 2021), saying that the Alliance is…responding to growing nuclear threats. "We do this by keeping our nuclear deterrence strong," said the Secretary General, "but we must continue to adapt, and enhance the …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-06). U.S. Army reactivates corps for "overseeing units operating up and down NATO's eastern flank" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Reactivated US Army unit protecting European allies now fully functional The Army's new V Corps, responsible for overseeing units operating up and down NATO's eastern flank in Europe, was declared "fully operationally capable" Wednesday during a ceremony at its main headquarters at Fort Knox, Ky. The unit, which also has a forward-based headquarters in Poznan, …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-06). U.S. Congress calls on Biden to give more weapons, deploy troops to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The congressmen in question are members of the Republican Party, but any measure aimed at military confrontation with the world's other major nuclear power can count on the enthusiastic support, at least in principle, of both parties in the House and all supposed factions of both at that. U.S. Congress calls on Biden to give …

Robert Inlakesh (2021-11-06). Two Israeli Spies Captured By Palestinian Group Calling Itself 'Freedom'. thelastamericanvagabond.com Two Israelis, said to be spies, have been captured by a previously unknown Palestinian group called Hurriyeh (Freedom), in a shocking development which Israel has yet to comment on. In a newly released documentary about Israeli abuses carried out against Palestinian political prisoners, by Tamer al-Mishal for Al-Jazeera Arabic, it was revealed on Friday night

Sam Manuel (2021-11-06). Georgia trial in killing of Ahmaud Arbery begins with jury selection. themilitant.com ATLANTA — Family members of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black youth gunned down last year after being chased by three vigilantes as he was out for a jog, organized a rally outside the Glynn County courthouse Oct. 18 as jury selection began in the trial of his assailants. The trial takes place there, some 260 miles southeast of Atlanta. Arbery's family and their supporters have called for peaceful protests throughout the trial. | "We all don't have to look alike, we don't all have to believe in the same beliefs, but we are so much greater together," Thea Brooks, Arbery's aunt, told the 100 rally participant…

Seth Galinsky (2021-11-06). SWP campaign points the road forward for all working people. themilitant.com Today's discussion about what workers can do to fight back against the relentless attacks of the bosses and their government continues broadly, as results of the Nov. 2 elections offer no solutions for working people. | Socialist Workers Party campaigners continue to present the party and its program as they talk to working people on their doorsteps; build solidarity with workers striking for better conditions and wages; and join protests against the U.S. embargo of Cuba and in solidarity with working people in Sudan fighting to overturn the military coup there. | They explain why organizing solidarity with today…

Staff (2021-11-06). Libya Refuses to Attend Paris Conference if Israel Participates. palestinechronicle.com Libya will not attend the Paris conference on Libya if Israel participates, Spokesperson for the National Unity Government (GNU) Mohamed Hammouda revealed earlier this week, according to Libyan media. "The government is steadfast in its

Staff (2021-11-06). Palestinian Mourn 13-Year-Old Child Killed by Israeli Forces near Nablus (VIDEO). palestinechronicle.com Hundreds of Palestinians on Saturday mourned the killing of Mohammad Da'das, 13, who was shot by the Israeli forces in Deir al-Hatab, near the West Bank city of Nablus, the New Arab reported, adding that

Staff (2021-11-06). WATCH: Jewish Settlers Try to Destroy Children's Playground near Hebron. palestinechronicle.com A group of Jewish settlers on Saturday tried to destroy a children's playground in the village of Susya, near Hebron (Al-Khalil), the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported. Rateb Jabour, a local anti-settlement activist, told

Susan Lamont (2021-11-06). Alabama court bans miners' right to picket at Warrior Met. themilitant.com ATLANTA — In an outrageous assault on workers' rights, Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court Judge James H. Roberts Jr. handed down a restraining order Oct. 27 ordering the United Mine Workers of America to halt all picketing or any other union activity within 300 yards of Warrior Met Coal. It covers all 12 of the mine entrances, railroad crossings and other sites in Brookwood, Alabama, where striking union members have been picketing since the walkout began. | "The judge has said 'no picketing' for the time being," striker Steven Smith told the Militant in an Oct. 30 phone interview. "We still have our canopie…

Terry Evans (2021-11-06). Marches, strikes protest coup, call for end to military rule in Sudan. themilitant.com Carrying banners saying "No to military rule," hundreds of thousands marched through the streets of Khartoum and other cities across Sudan Oct. 30, demanding the military coup carried out a week earlier be overturned. Solidarity protests were held the same day in cities around the world. | "People are not going to leave the streets until we get the prime minister back," Musa Hussein, a factory worker from Manchester attending a protest in London, told the Militant. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was arrested, a state of emergency declared and the government dissolved by Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Oct. 25. | H…

WSWS (2021-11-06). Spanish Constitutional Court rules country's second lockdown was illegal. wsws.org The ruling comes as the PSOE-Podemos government continues to play down the impact of the pandemic, trying to force the Spanish population to "live with the virus."

WSWS (2021-11-06). Rank-and-File Committee for Safe Education gathered educators and parents from around Brazil in critical online meeting. wsws.org The event presented a comprehensive analysis of the situation of the pandemic and the class struggle in Brazil and around the world.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-11-06). How the Wealthiest Countries Schemed to Avoid Economic Commitments at COP26. zcomm.org The G20, an exclusive club of mostly wealthy nations, met just before the COP26 in Glasgow and paid little more than lip service to the world's leading problems, while preserving their own financial dominance…

WSWS (2021-11-06). Science summit warns of escalating pandemic disaster. wsws.org The two-day summit consisted of 22 different sessions on the pandemic, including on airborne transmission, inequities in global vaccine distribution, the effects of Long COVID and the development of new variants of SARS-CoV-2.

David Sirota (2021-11-06). VIDEO: Why Congress Doesn't Care What Voters Want. dailyposter.com

Laban ng Masa (2021-11-06). Philippines: Activist academic Walden Bello to runs as Laban ng Masa VP. zcomm.org We are fighting for a fundamental transformation of our society, to finally end the chains of bondage, oppression, and shame that the rich and the powerful have placed on 90 percent of our people…

WSWS (2021-11-06). New York taxi union declares victory with agreement that leaves drivers deeply in debt. wsws.org After a two-week hunger strike by a dozen drivers, the agreement between the union, the largest debt holder, and the city amounts to a bailout of the financiers.

WSWS (2021-11-06). Argentine judge indicts Spanish Franco-era minister on murder charges. wsws.org Spain's Socialist Party-Podemos government is refusing to implement the arrest warrant issued in Argentina for former Francoite minister Rodolfo Martín Villa.

WSWS (2021-11-06). Reject Howard University's attempts to blame students for cafeteria layoffs! wsws.org The attempt by administrators to blame student protesters for the layoff of school cafeteria workers is a provocative attack on the rights of workers and students alike and must be actively opposed.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-06). Hypersonic Panic and Competitive Terror. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | During his eventful time in office, US President Donald Trump took much delight in reflecting about the lethal toys of his country's military, actual or hypothetical. These included a hypersonic capability which, his military advisors had warned, was being mastered by adversaries. Such devices,

The Canary (2021-11-06). Major warns against 'colossally stupid' triggering of Article 16 in Brexit row. thecanary.co Boris Johnson has been warned by sir John Major that suspending parts of Northern Ireland's Brexit deal would be dangerous and "colossally stupid". | Former prime minister Major said the move would damage relations with the European Union and United States and could further destabilise Northern Ireland. | Talks between the EU and UK over the Northern Ireland Protocol continue but Brexit Minister lord Frost has warned that the option of unilaterally abandoning parts of the agreement remained "very much on the table". | Hard border: | To avoid a hard border with Ireland, the protocol effectively keeps North…

WSWS (2021-11-06). Columbia University student workers strike for the second time this year. wsws.org More than 3,000 student workers are back on the picket line, after the UAW sabotaged an earlier strike this spring.

Scott Ritter (2021-11-06). Scott Ritter Talks About The Drone Strike That Killed 7 Children. thealtworld.com Scott Ritter joined the conversation to talk about the ghastly aerial attack that killed predominantly women and children in Afghanistan.

Julia Conley (2021-11-06). Decrying 'Greenwashing' at COP26, Youth Climate Leaders Join Tens of Thousands at Glasgow March. zcomm.org "Our voices are not being heard, our voices are being left behind"

WSWS (2021-11-06). Machine repairman killed in tragic accident at Ford Lima Engine Plant. wsws.org A 50-year-old machine repairman, Patrick Archer, was killed November 3 in a workplace accident whose details remain unclear.

Sharon Zhang (2021-11-06). Sanders Slams Democrats' Tax Break for the Wealthy as "Beyond Unacceptable" zcomm.org Because the proposal almost exclusively favors the wealthy and the 1 percent, progressives are vehemently opposed to the idea…

WSWS (2021-11-06). Colorado governor issues health orders as COVID-19 cases hit new peak. wsws.org With the Delta variant surging across the state, Democratic Governor Jared Polis issued a number of executive orders aimed at keeping schools and businesses open.

_____ (2021-11-06). NATO Malign Influence Corrupting Serbian Academe. strategic-culture.org The youth are a prime target in this no quarter war for the control of purposefully zombified human minds, preferably emptied of knowledge and certainly deprived of the faculty of critical analysis. | Talk about "malign influence" in the Balkans! A distinguished Serbian academic, historian Dr. Milo≈° Koviƒá, is fighting for his professional life with few seeming to notice. A NATO controlled cabal entrenched in the Department of History at the University of Belgrade is pulling strings to prevent his appointment to full professor, although Dr. Koviƒá amply satisfies all requirement…

Seth Galinsky (2021-11-06). Cuban Revolution vs. US capitalism. themilitant.com There is no COVID-19 vaccine mandate in Cuba. Yet by the time you read this some 73% of the population will be fully vaccinated and over 90% will have at least one dose, one of the highest rates in the world. | Leaders of the socialist revolution there act on the capacities of working people to join together and mobilize to advance our interests. That approach is well captured in the words of Thomas Sankara, the communist leader of the 1983-87 popular revolution in Burkina Faso, West Africa. A real revolution, Sankara said, is based on "a convinced people, not a conquered people." | In the United States, the most…

WSWS (2021-11-06). "People are getting killed and the government is indifferent"—SEP (Australia) electoral members support campaign to eliminate COVID-19. wsws.org "It is critical for the Socialist Equality Party to be registered, to be able to discuss the political situation with the working class."

WSWS (2021-11-06). Tens of thousands of health care workers at Kaiser Permanente set to strike. wsws.org Workers in multiple unions have voted overwhelmingly in the past month to authorize a strike at Kaiser Permanente hospitals, including a possible open-ended walkout planned for November 15 by nearly 32,000 staff.

WSWS (2021-11-06). Top US general reduces time frame for war with China to two years. wsws.org Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Milley focused his remarks on US tensions with China over Taiwan, which have rapidly come to the fore under Biden.

WSWS (2021-11-06). Steep rise in coronavirus cases in Germany portends a second deadly winter of the pandemic. wsws.org On Thursday, Germany recorded a new high of 34,000 C OVID infection in one day. Despite this, the new "traffic light" federal coalition of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), Liberal Democrats (FDP) and Greens wants to lift the "emergency epidemic situation" at the end of November.

WSWS (2021-11-06). Deere strike winning support among autoworkers. wsws.org Despite Deere's efforts to use its media leverage to disparage the strikers—as well as the UAW's attempts to convince workers that they're isolated—autoworkers are expressing solidarity and calling for a joint struggle.

WSWS (2021-11-06). Prosecution avoids mention of Rittenhouse's fascist politics in first week of murder trial. wsws.org The prosecution in the trial of the right-wing teenage vigilante who killed two men and injured a third during anti-police violence protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has studiously avoided any questions regarding the motivation of the shooter.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-06). Report: Biden rushed CIA chief to Moscow to threaten Russia over Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com CIA chief visited Moscow to warn Russia over troop buildup near Ukraine, CNN says CIA director William Burns visited Moscow in order to let Russia know that the US was closely monitoring the alleged buildup of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border. As CNN reported on Friday, citing its sources, the US intelligence chief was …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-11-06). The West's Role in Israel's Illegal Settlement Expansion. zcomm.org The truth is that a thousand or a million more statements by western governments will not end the Israeli occupation…

Pamela Haines (2021-11-06). Public Banking Has the Potential to Truly Revolutionize Our Economy. truthout.org The potential for public banking — or managing taxpayer funds through publicly-controlled financial institutions rather than private banks — first became real to me in the office of my city councilmember in the spring of 2019. A group of us had fanned out through City Hall to speak with every member of the council about the benefits of establishing a Philadelphia Public Bank. The staffer we were chatting with was new to the idea, and grew more and more interested. "The Council person would…

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Jack Peat (2021-11-06). The death of left-wing media? zcomm.org As the old adage goes, only when the working class stop reading right-wing news will we see progressive change…

oneworld.press (2021-11-06). The World Burns While The Elites Enjoy The Great Climate Show. oneworld.press This week the elites from large parts of the world were gathered in Glasgow, Scotland for the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, mainly Western leaders, MainStream Media (MSM) journalists and CEOs were present. Joe Biden was in Rome, for the G20 meeting and a meeting with Pope Francis, he drove around with his 85-car motorcade (petrol or diesel).

WSWS (2021-11-06). Vote "No" on the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees MOA! wsws.org The agreement between the IATSE and the studios does not meet a single demand of entertainment workers and should be resoundingly rejected.

Brett Wilkins (2021-11-06). Bolivian President Warns 'Carbon Colonialism' Won't Solve Climate Crisis. zcomm.org "The solution," said Luis Arce at COP26, "is to change the model of civilization and move towards an alternative model to capitalism, the concept of living well together in harmony with Mother Earth.

WSWS (2021-11-06). Canada's social democrats in talks on 3-year deal to prop up Trudeau Liberal government. wsws.org A "confidence and supply" agreement would be one short step away from a formal Liberal-NDP coalition government. It would require the NDP to support the government on all confidence votes in exchange for Liberal commitments concerning their legislative agenda.

The Canary (2021-11-06). Idris Elba calls for African voices to be heard in climate change debate. thecanary.co Idris Elba says policy makers and the media risk ignoring a continent "that is central to the solution" of climate change if they do not include African voices in public debate. | The Luther star and his wife Sabrina joined a panel on sustainable food production at the Cop26 climate talks on Saturday. | The couple are both goodwill ambassadors for the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development. | Also present was Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate. | Part of the debate: | Asked why it was important that the voices of people of colour are heard as the world attempts to decarbonise food produ…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-06). Saudi-led Coalition Intercepted Two Drones, Conducted Dozens Of Airstrikes On Houthis. southfront.org Illustrative image. | The Saudi-led coalition has intercepted two suicide drones which were launched from Yemen, allegedly by the Houthis (Ansar Allah). | The first drone was shot down late on November 5 while it was heading to the city of Khamis Mushait in the southern Saudi province of 'Asir. The second drone was shot down on November 6 afternoon while it was on its way to strike Abha International Airport, also in 'Asir. | The two drones were likely intercepted by fighter jets of the Royal Saudi Air Force with ai…

WSWS (2021-11-06). Inflation sets off gyrations in global bond markets. wsws.org While bond market movements are small in absolute terms, they can have major effects because they impact on large amounts of money—hundreds of billions of dollars—that surge through financial markets every day.

_____ (2021-11-06). Conservation or Land Grab? The Financialization of Nature. commondreams.org Allowing extractive industries to file expensive lawsuits over environmental regulations could undermine whatever agreements might be reached at COP26 in Glasgow.

Sam Pizzigati (2021-11-06). Why We Need to Keep Our Super Rich 'Occupied'. zcomm.org Grand fortunes won't start fading, new research suggests, so long as millions of us buy into billionaires as individuals of rare talent and genius…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-06). Turkey's Syrian Proxies Are Ready To Take Part In Upcoming Attack On Kurdish Forces — Report. southfront.org Turkish-backed Syrian militants are ready to take part in a new Turkish attack on Kurdish forces, Reuters reported on November…

MEE staff (2021-11-06). UK settled 417 Iraq war compensation claims in 2021. middleeasteye.net UK settled 417 Iraq war compensation claims in 2021 | Lawyers for claimants welcome settlements as proof that accusations of abuse by British soldiers have merit | Sat, 11/06/2021 – 16: 13 | British troops, members of 40 Commando, Royal Marines with Iraqi prisoners, after taking the Fao fields on the Fao Peninsula 21 March 2003 (AFP) | The British Minister of Defence (MoD) settled 417 compensation claims by Ir…

_____ (2021-11-06). Missing From the Climate Talks: Corporate Powers to Sue Governments That Limit Pollution. commondreams.org

Anonymous007 (2021-11-06). Military Situation In Syria On November 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 5, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 6 times: 2 — in Idlib province, 1 — in Latakia province, 3 — Aleppo province | On November 4, an SAA military convoy entered and stationed at Menagh airport south of Azaz | On November 5, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Tal Tamar | On November 5, unknown gunmen attacked an SAA vehicle near Maliha. An SAA member was killed…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-06). How Much Is Religious Soft Power Worth? Indonesian President Jokowi Searches For Answers In Abu Dhabi. southfront.org Written by James M. Dorsey An Indonesian promise to work with the United Arab Emirates to promote 'moderate' Islam raises…

WSWS (2021-11-06). Open letter exposes difficult conditions imposed on final year Australian high school students amid pandemic. wsws.org The letter gives voice to the sentiments of students and young people, especially year 12 students, who are being forced to sit major exams as COVID continues to spread, with students being provided no additional support.

WSWS (2021-11-06). In response to election debacle, New York Times demands Democrats shift further to the right. wsws.org The Democratic Party's debacle in the November 2 elections in Virginia and other US states is the product of its right-wing policies, including the relentless promotion of racial conflict.

_____ (2021-11-06). Alternatives to the Pentagon's China Nightmares. commondreams.org Just in time for the UN's policy push for "30 x 30″—30% of the earth to be "conserved" by 2030—a new Wall Street asset class puts up for sale the processes underpinning all life.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-06). Videos: F-35s develop nuclear strike role, dropping B61 bombs of sort stored in NATO states. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com An invaluable feature from David Cenciotti in The Aviationist. Worth reading in full. The F-35 is now the U.S. Air Force's and NATO's fifth-generation multirole combat aircraft in Europe, where the warplanes are regularly deployed within immediate striking range of Russia in the Arctic and the Baltic and Black Seas. B61 nuclear bombs are stationed …

Gareth Dale (2021-11-06). Technology Fetishism Reigns at COP26. It'll Keep Us Burning Fossil Fuels. truthout.org The "problem with COP,"

WSWS (2021-11-06). Peru's Castillo wins confidence vote after ordering army into the streets. wsws.org Putting troops in the streets follows a steady lurch to the right by the Peruvian president, a former rural teachers union leader hailed by the pseudo-left as a revival of the "Pink Tide."

Bharat Dogra (2021-11-06). 11 Months Later, Indian Farmers Still Resist Laws That Help Big Business. zcomm.org Approximately 115 million farmer households can be counted in India, most of them small family farms…

Anonymous007 (2021-11-06). Military Situation In Yemen On November 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 262 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On November 5, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 11 airstrikes on the Jubah district | On November 5, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 11 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On November 5, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Khab and Shaaf district | On November 5, Saudi-led coalition…

WSWS (2021-11-06). How Sri Lankan workers can fight privatisation. wsws.org Workers need to form action committees, independent of the trade unions, in every workplace and unify with other sections of workers in a common political struggle for socialist policies.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-06). Controversial British Doctor Survives Assassination Attempt In Syria's Greater Idlib. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: Twitter user (@Almohrar1) | On November 6, controversial British doctor Shajul Islam survived an assassination attempt in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib where he has been living for several years. | An explosive device that was planted under Shajul's Hyundai Santa Fe SUV exploded as the vehicle was passing in the district of Wadi al-Nassim in Idlib city. the doctor survived the explosion without any wounds. | "…If they gather to harm you by something, they would not be…

The Canary (2021-11-06). PM under fresh pressure as opposition parties call for inquiry into Spanish trip. thecanary.co Boris Johnson was under growing pressure in the sleaze row engulfing his government as opposition parties demanded an inquiry into his free holiday at a Spanish villa owned by the family of environment minister lord Goldsmith. | Both Labour and the Lib Dems urged Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Kathryn Stone to open an investigation into whether the prime minister properly declared the luxury accommodation in the Costa del Sol. | Their call came after Johnson tried and failed to overhaul the disciplinary system for MPs that Stone is integral to in a doomed bid to save Conservative former minister Owen Pa…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-06). China reacts to NATO chief's comments to Nordic Council. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Nato chief's criticism of China showed ideological prejudice, Beijing says Beijing has accused Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of smearing and attacking China after the transatlantic alliance chief warned of challenges posed by China to security and democracy. In a statement published on its website on Friday, the Chinese embassy in Denmark said remarks by …

Tracy Keeling (2021-11-06). A 'celebrated' COP26 fossil fuel pledge says a lot about the sorry state of global leadership. thecanary.co On 4 November, the UK and a number of other countries backed a The development is of course welcome amid the environmental emergency. Anything that limits further damage t…

Kim Petersen (2021-11-06). Should one stand up for western values? zcomm.org Which countries' values best represent those embraced by people of conscience?>

WSWS (2021-11-06). Experts oppose "reckless" easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Zealand. wsws.org Auckland University associate professor of public health Collin Tukuitonga told the World Socialist Web Site the decision to reopen retail in Auckland next week, while COVID-19 numbers continue to soar, is "reckless."

Anonymous669 (2021-11-06). Loitering Munition Hit Vehicle In Southern Idlib Amid Shelling By Syrian Army. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On November 6 afternoon, a loitering munition struck a vehicle in the northwestern Syrian region of Grater Idlib which is infested with terrorists. | The strike took place in the outskirts of the town of al-Fatterah in the al-Zawiya Mount in the southern Idlib countryside. The mountainous area is a stronghold of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib. | Around the same time, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) artillery pounded militants' positions in the al-Gab Pla…

MEE staff (2021-11-06). Investigation claims two Israeli citizens 'kidnapped' overseas. middleeasteye.net Investigation claims two Israeli citizens 'kidnapped' overseas | Israeli sources tell Middle East Eye the reports are 'fake and old' and that no Israelis are missing abroad | Sat, 11/06/2021 – 11: 42 | Arab-Israelis gather outside the Gilboa prison in northern Israel on 18 September 2021 to express support for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails (AFP) | An investigative documentary by Al Jazeera on Friday a…

Kathy Durkin (2021-11-06). Protesters demand: "Protect safe, legal abortion!" workers.org Demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court Nov. 1 demanded an end to the near-total ban on abortions in Texas. Inside, arguments were made in two separate lawsuits challenging S.B. 8, the brutal Texas law — one brought by Whole Woman's Health, a reproductive health care provider in Texas, the other . . . |

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.

Sara Flounders (2021-11-05). Protest targets discrimination against Koreans living in Japan. workers.org credit: WW photo: Sara Flounders A demonstration in front of the Japanese Consulate in New York City on Oct. 28, with drums, chants and tall banners in Korean and Japanese drew attention to the continued discrimination against the oppressed Korean nationality living within Japan. Koreans were brought to imperial . . . |

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.

Dario Sabaghi (2021-11-05). Lebanon: Domestic worker sues employer in first lawsuit against kafala exploitation. middleeasteye.net Lebanon: Domestic worker sues employer in first lawsuit against kafala exploitation | Story of MH is one of many cases of exploitation suffered by foreign domestic workers under hiring system in Lebanon
| Fri, 11/05/2021 – 13: 52 | Migrant domestic workers from various nationalities demonstrate in the northern suburbs of Beirut to protest against abuses and ask for law protection, on 24 June 20…

Nur Ayoubi (2021-11-05). 'Love you in your madness': Lebanon's new tourism slogan sparks backlash online. middleeasteye.net 'Love you in your madness': Lebanon's new tourism slogan sparks backlash online | The new slogan aims to reignite Lebanon's tourism industry. For the country's citizens, however, the phrase appeared more offensive than witty | Fri, 11/05/2021 – 13: 06 | Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati speaks near a slogan that reads "We love you in your madness" displayed on a screen at the government palace in Beirut…

_____ (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 …

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-11-05). Super Serious News Reporting: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com Listen to a reading of this article: | ‚ùñ | Hi I'm a very serious news reporter. The Russians are controlling our thoughts with Facebook memes and scrambling our brains with invisible ray gun attacks. In other news, capitalism is working fine and our wars defend freedom and democracy. The government never lies. Here's Bob with the weather. | ‚ùñ | It's hilarious that people still think the Democratic Party cares about winning elections. That's not its job, children. That's not why the Democratic Party exists. The Democratic Party exists to kill leftward progress in the…

Taya Graham, Stephen Janis (2021-11-05). He livestreamed a congressman's aide on Facebook, they charged him with two felonies. therealnews.com Did prosecutors silence a progressive activist under the guise of enforcing an obscure law? That's the issue PAR explores as we look at the case of a pot legalization activist who was charged with two felonies for livestreaming an encounter with a conservative congressman's aide during a protest. |
| Transcript: | Taya Graham: Hello, my name is Taya Graham. As the host of the Police Accountability Report, I always promise that this show has a single purpose: holding police accountable. And sometimes keeping that promise requires a follow-up to a story that we've reported on before. I mean, thi…

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…

David Montoute (2021-11-05). Brazil Senate Panel Recommends Bolsonaro Be Prosecuted for Crimes Against Public Health. anti-empire.com Now, a co-ordinated counterattack is being mounted by the proponents of medical fascism. An 11-member panel of Brazilian lawmakers led by Senator Renan Calheiros has drafted an almost 1,200-page report, prepared over six months, that recommends Bolsonaro be indicted for up to 11 crimes, including crimes against public health and crimes against humanity. | The

Edward Slavsquat (2021-11-05). Russia's Favorite Menopausal Psychopath Bans School-Related Public Events Until 2024. anti-empire.com
| Imagine if Hillary Clinton got pregnant after sexually assaulting a demon. That actually happened, and Anna Popova—chief dominatrix of Russia's "federal service for human wellbeing" (Rospotrebnadzor)—is the

Tom O'Connor (2021-11-05). US No Longer Lists Foreign Troops on Taiwan as Trigger for China Conflict. anti-empire.com The latest The development comes amid media reports and statements from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen suggesting that a small contingent of U.S. forces were already present on the self-ruling island, stirring anger from Beijing, which claims Taiwan as part of its territory. | The do…

Ellen Mitchell (2021-11-05). Milley: US 'Absolutely' Could Defend Taiwan From China. anti-empire.com The U.S. military "absolutely" could defend Taiwan from a potential Chinese attack if asked to do so, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Milley said he did not expect China to attempt to seize the self-governing island in the next 24 months, but should it happen, U.S. forces "absolutely have the capability" to defend Taipei, "no question about that." | He also allowed that Beijing is "clearly and unambiguously building the capability to provide those options to the national l…

Special to People's World (2021-11-05). Connecticut group home workers strike Sunrise for wages, pensions, dignity. peoplesworld.org HARTFORD, Conn.—From the moment over 100 courageous caregivers walked onto the picket line against group home company Sunrise Inc., they had the support of the community and the labor movement behind them. Part of the national post-pandemic strike wave and racial justice uprisings, these working-class Black, Latino, and white women are standing up for living …

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.

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.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-05). House Democrats push for votes on human needs and hard infrastructure bills. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The Democratic-run House rushed on Nov. 5 to vote on both sections of Democratic President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda, a "hard infrastructure" measure and expansion of the social safety net. The speeded-up schedule occurred despite hate and vitriol from the GOP, and no agreement to back the BBB from holdout Senate Democrats Joe …

_____ (2021-11-05). 'Solid No': Progressives Reject Pelosi Push to Pass Bipartisan Bill Without Build Back Better. commondreams.org "World leaders, particularly from the richest countries, are coming with such weak pledges that this might as well be called the 3-degree summit."

_____ (2021-11-05). One in Four US Senators Still Hold Fossil Fuel Investments Even as World Burns. commondreams.org "Passing the infrastructure bill without passing the Build Back Better Act first," said Rep. Ilhan Omar, "risks leaving behind child care, paid leave, healthcare, climate action, housing, education, and a roadmap to citizenship."

_____ (2021-11-05). 'Foolishness': House Passes Infrastructure Bill But Postpones Build Back Better Act. commondreams.org This is a moment to be pressing President Biden and those around him to embrace a no first strike doctrine, for Congress to defund the land-based ICBMs and other nuclear first strike weapons, to initiate negotiation of an Asia-Pacific Freeze to halt the suicidal arms race.

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.

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-05). The Pandora Papers Are Back in the Spotlight in Ecuador. cepr.net Aside from the ethics and the universal discussion around tax havens, the Commission's report centers around a critical element: did Mr. Lasso break the law, known as the Ethical Agreement Law, which prohibits candidates and public officials from owning, directly or indirectly, assets or holdings in jurisdictions that Ecuador considers to be tax havens?

_____ (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 …

Ann Brown (2021-11-05). Report: A New Paradigm Is Needed To Achieve Racial Justice And Move Beyond The Failures Of Neoliberalism And Racial Liberalism. moguldom.com Republicans are advocating violence. Democrats are running on policies that are going nowhere. It would seem obvious to most that change is needed. Almost one in three Republicans polled in a recent study from the Public Religion Research Institute agree with this statement, "Because things have gotten so far off track, true American patriots may …

Ann Brown (2021-11-05). Democrat Strategist James Carville Calls For Woke Detox Centers, Blames 'Stupid Wokeness' For Democrat Losses In Virginia. moguldom.com The Democrats suffered a shocking loss in the elections earlier this week. The DNC was counting on a win in the Virginia governor's race but Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe lost to Republican Glenn Youngkin. The Dems also thought they would have an easy win in the New Jersey governor's race, which went down to the …

Ann Brown (2021-11-05). Another Prosecutor Or Top Cop Rises In Democratic Party, Eric Adams Elected Mayor. moguldom.com Democrat Eric Adams has been elected the 110th mayor of New York City, making him the Big Apple's second-ever Black mayor after the late David Dinkins. The Adams victory against Republican Curtis Silwa, founder of the citizens' patrol group The Guardian Angels, marks another top cop heading up the country's largest city. Alvin Bragg has been elected …

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…

Chauncey K. Robinson (2021-11-05). Trial of far-right poster boy, Kyle Rittenhouse, begins. peoplesworld.org Kyle Rittenhouse, the armed 17-year-old from Illinois who killed two people and wounded another during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer, is finally having his day in court. Rittenhouse, who has become a poster boy for far-right ideals and anti-Black Lives Matter sentiment is facing five felony charges. The outcome of the trial will …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-05). JP Morgan: Bitcoin Could Hit $146,000 And Is Acting Like Digital Gold. moguldom.com Bitcoin, a scarce product like gold, is increasingly competing with the most popular precious metal for investors' attention as a hedge against inflation, which is running at a 13-year high in the U.S. Inflation concerns in September and October 2021 appear to have renewed investor interest in using bitcoin as an inflation hedge, JPMorgan strategist …

David Trujillo (2021-11-05). The underbelly of America. peoplesworld.org Under a concrete bridge lies an independent space. Worried, weary, broken, broke, women abused. Overused men. Lost lives chasing shadows. Challenging stories. A challenging life. Homeless camps here and there. Infested makeshift shelters. Overcrowded sidewalk nests. Living symbols of institutional failure. Immense wealth against homeless mayhem. Suppressing motivation, innovation, and personal growth. Unnoticed, unheard just …

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…

G. Dunkel (2021-11-05). Rally demands CUNY budget increases. workers.org The Professional Staff Congress (AFT 2334) represents 25,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York. CUNY is an unusual higher education public institution, since it is funded by both the state and city of New York. A rally called by the PSC at the CUNY Board of . . . |

Geoffrey Jacques (2021-11-05). Things Youngkin didn't mention about the history of education in Virginia. peoplesworld.org The institution of universal public education in Virginia is a product of Reconstruction. It was authorized by the 1870 Constitution, which was written by an 1869 convention in which one-fourth of the delegates were Black, in a state that was, at the time, 40% African American. (Today, Virginia is 19.9% Black.) It's unclear how many …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-05). Putting In Work: 5 Things To Know About The Sisters Of Watts Organization. moguldom.com "Don't bring me problems without solutions." It is a well-known sentiment among purpose-driven people and the Sisters of Watts live it out frequently in their community. The mission of the Los Angeles-based nonprofit is "to unite neighborhoods, promote community, strengthen families, and form meaningful relationships." They do so in a variety of ways. Here are …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-05). After Gangland-Style Murder Of US Government Informant Alpo, Damon Dash Plans To Make 'Paid In Full 2' Movie. moguldom.com Record executive and entrepreneur Damon Dash is still finding inspiration from the real-life Harlem drug kingpin on whom he based his fictional 2002 hit film "Paid In Full." Alberto "Alpo" Martinez, one of the real-life inspirations for the gritty crime drama, was murdered in a drive-by shooting in NYC on Halloween. Dash said he now …

Jaisal Noor, Brandon Soderberg (2021-11-05). Battleground Baltimore: Poppleton residents declare 'Black Neighborhoods Matter'. therealnews.com Another act of defiance from the last residents of

Joshua E. McCoy (2021-11-05). Entitled To Ignorance: A Criticism Of Dave Chappelle's New Netflix Comedy 'The Closer'. moguldom.com We all have an uncle who says embarrassing things merely because he's old and he can. You know Old Unc. Y'all might not exactly be kin, but he's always around. At times he says things that might make you cringe. At other times he's just plain hurtful. And even when it hurts, that uncle resists …

Judith Deutsch (2021-11-05). Deconstructing Boats on the Eve of Glasgow COP26. socialistproject.ca The images that first come to mind about "boat people" are of families in rickety little vessels fleeing from Vietnam in the last days of that war, and now the climate and war refugees capsized from similar boats and drowning in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and other waters. And emergency comes to mind when reading about the climate and its increasingly deadly human impacts. In contrast, for several weeks shortly before the Glasgow

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…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-05). Workers welcome OSHA emergency antivirus standard; GOP doesn't. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Workers facing the fear and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus plague welcomed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new emergency temporary standard ordering all firms that employ at least 100 people mandate anti-virus vaccinations for workers or weekly testing for the unvaccinated. And if workers contract the virus, the firms must give them paid sick …

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.

Mnar Muhawesh (2021-11-05). Syria Rebuilds Relations with Regional Foes Despite Ongoing US Opposition. thealtworld.com Investigative reporter Vanessa Beeley joins us to help get us up to speed with the war that was once the focus of mainstream coverage pushing a humanitarian interventionist narrative. | Welcome to MintCast, the official MintPress News podcast featuring dissenting voices the establishment would rather silence. Today MintCast host Mnar Adley is joined by Vanessa Beeley, an independent investigative journalist and war correspondent based in Damascus, Syria. | While the U.S. military occupies a third of Syria — mostly in the northeast, controlling Syria's vast oil reserves and water supplies — Syria co…

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

Rania Khalek (2021-11-05). How Neoliberal Capitalism Fortifies Israel's Occupation of Palestine. thealtworld.com When we think of Palestine we think of the struggle for liberation against occupation, settler colonialism, and brutal military oppression. What often gets left out is how this fits into neoliberal capitalism. Adopting private development and neoliberalization under Israeli occupation not only failed to promote Palestinian sovereignty but instead it led to further subjugation to Israel. | To delve into this topic, Rania Khalek was joined by Kareem Rabie, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois and author of the book, "Palestine is Throwing a Party and the Whole World is Invited: Capit…

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…

Staff (2021-11-05). Israeli Authorities Reinstate Detention of Hunger-Striking Prisoner Qawasmeh. palestinechronicle.com Israeli occupation authorities reinstated on Thursday the administrative detention of Palestinian prisoner Meqdad Qawasmeh, who has been on hunger strike for 106 days demanding his freedom, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported. On October

Staff (2021-11-05). Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Child near Nablus. palestinechronicle.com A 13-year-old Palestinian child was shot dead by Israeli occupation soldiers on Friday in the village of Deir al-Hatab, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported. According to

Staff (2021-11-05). Jewish Settlers Attack Palestinian Farmers Harvesting Olives near Hebron. palestinechronicle.com A group of Jewish settlers on Friday attacked Palestinian farmers harvesting their olive crops in the town of Surif, near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron (Al-Khalil), the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Staff (2021-11-05). Palestinians in West Bank Rally in Support of Hunger-Striking Prisoners (VIDEO). palestinechronicle.com Palestinians rallied in several West Bank cities on Wednesday in support of six prisoners on hunger strike, demanding the end of their administrative detention, the New Arab reported. In Nablus, Palestinians gathered at the local

thenarwhal (2021-11-05). Canada underestimating 80 megatonnes of emissions. thenarwhal.ca New research finds that by overcounting the carbon storage of intact forests, Canada is vastly underreporting the climate impacts of clearcutting.

Kenny Stancil (2021-11-05). If Biden wants to be popular, he should take on corporate greed, say progressives. therealnews.com This story originally appeared in Following Terry McAuliffe's Tuesday night

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…

Dean Baker (2021-11-05). Drop in Unemployment Rate Larger Than Expected in Solid Jobs Report. truthout.org 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,…

Betsey Piette (2021-11-05). Supply chain crisis: Driven by deregulation. workers.org Corporate media and the Biden administration have focused on major West Coast ports, specifically Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., as the pivot points in the global supply chain crisis impacting the U.S. But the problem is far more complex. It involves points of production, methods of global transport, points . . . |

_____ (2021-11-05). Big Pharma Lies About Vaccine Patents to Protect Profits. commondreams.org At COP26, some US newsrooms are finally stepping up—but will it last?

_____ (2021-11-05). At COP26, It's People Power vs. Fossil Fuel Dinosaurs. commondreams.org Reporting reveals the households of at least 28 senators own a combined minimum of $3.7 million and as much as $12.6 million in fossil fuel assets.

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').

Ann Brown (2021-11-05). Pfizer Says Covid-19 Pill Cuts Hospital, Death Risk By 90 Percent. moguldom.com Is a covid-19 pill on the way? Covid-19 vaccine maker Pfizer said its antiviral pill cuts hospitalization rates and deaths by nearly 90 percent in high-risk adults. Pfizer is not the only pharmaceutical company making progress with an easy-to-use covid-19 medication. After showing strong initial results, Merck's covid-19 pill is already under review at the …

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…

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.

Mohammad Ayesh (2021-11-05). Arabic press review: Algeria makes international complaints over Morocco incident. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Algeria makes international complaints over Morocco incident | Meanwhile, Egypt's spy chief plans trip to Israel, Sky News Arabia closes in Turkey and BDS lawsuit filed in Texas | Fri, 11/05/2021 – 16: 30 | A UN helicopter flies near the Morocco-Mauritania border in the Western Sahara (AFP) | Algeria issues international complaints about Morocco: | Algerian Minister…

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…

_____ (2021-11-05). American 'Democracy' Is a Poor Advertisement. commondreams.org "We don't need any more distant, non-binding pledges. We don't need any more empty promises… Yet that is all that we are getting and no, that is not radical to say."

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…

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.

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 …

_____ (2021-11-05). We Can't Defuse the Climate Crisis Without Tougher, Louder News Coverage. commondreams.org "While a few are profiting handsomely, investors recognize the dangers of vaccine apartheid and are seeking to hold these companies accountable."

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.

John Bachtell (2021-11-05). COP26 climate summit only scratching surface of what's needed, activists charge. peoplesworld.org Tens of thousands of young people took to the streets of Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 5, demanding world leaders gathered at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) take urgent action against the climate emergency. The protest, part of the weekly global "Fridays for the Future" climate strike of young people, includes thousands of local youth who …

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…

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). 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.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-05). NATO standards: Georgia holds "disinformation" warfare exercise. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The interdepartmental exercise "Didgori 2021" has started The interdepartmental exercise "Didgori 2021" was officially opened today in order to enhance coordination and improve interaction between government agencies in war and crisis situations. The exercise is being held this year by order of the Prime Minister, whose planning and execution is led by the Defense Forces. …

Amy Goodman (2021-11-05). Barbados Prime Minister: 2 Degrees of Warming Is "Death Sentence" for Millions. truthout.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. | TRANSCRIPT:…

Yusuf Selman Inanc (2021-11-05). Turkish drones: Kyrgyzstan becomes first Central Asian country to purchase TB2s. middleeasteye.net Turkish drones: Kyrgyzstan becomes first Central Asian country to purchase TB2s | Analysts say the deal highlights Central Asian attempts to counterbalance the dominance of Russia and China | Fri, 11/05/2021 – 10: 23 | A Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone flies at Gecitkale military airbase near Famagusta in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on 16 December 2019 (A…

Derek Royden (2021-11-05). Rightwing mythmaking and the January 6th capitol siege. nationofchange.org The idea that conservatives and Republicans are being widely and unfairly targeted by federal law enforcement is yet another example of an emerging right wing tactic of projection.

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.

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…

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

Staff (2021-11-05). IN PHOTOS: Palestine has a New Kickboxing Champion. palestinechronicle.com Palestinian kickboxer Abdallah al-Ghalban has, once again, won the Palestine Championship for Kickboxing by emerging on top, following several days of competitions hosted by the Nasser Al-Arabi Club in Gaza City. Al-Ghalban is 19 years

_____ (2021-11-05). Big Pharma Spent 'Horrifying' Sums of Money to Weaken Drug Price Reform. commondreams.org The deal was already under fire from climate groups who warned its weak framework could greenlight "another decade of forest destruction."

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). 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.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-05). Turkey's priority in Biden-Erdogan rapprochement is F-35s. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey's first choice is to be in F-35 program: Presidential spokesperson Turkey's first choice is to be in the U.S. F-35 fighter jet program, and its exclusion from the program due to CAATSA sanctions is an unfair and unlawful practice, the country's presidential spokesperson said on Nov. 4. …Ibrahim Kalƒ±n touched on the decisions reached …

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). 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."

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-05). Turkish invaders, cohorts shell Syrian towns. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkish occupation and terrorists shell villages in Hasaka countryside Turkish occupation-linked terrorists renewed their mortar attacks on civilians' houses in villages surrounding the towns of Abu Rasin and Tal Tamer in Hasaka northwestern countryside. Local sources told a Syrian Arab News Agency reporter that the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries targeted with a number of …

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…

_____ (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 …

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…

Nadda Osman (2021-11-05). UAE: Son of exiled dissident dies without parents because of travel ban. middleeasteye.net UAE: Son of exiled dissident dies without parents because of travel ban | Muhammad al-Nuaimi's father had launched an online campaign demanding Abu Dhabi lift the travel ban that kept his family apart | Fri, 11/05/2021 – 12: 00 | Muhammad al Nuaimi was separated from his father and family despite needing specialist care for his condition (Screengrab/Twitter) | Muhammad al-Nuaimi, the son of exiled Emirat…

MEE staff (2021-11-05). Israel: Sally Rooney's books removed from stores following publication boycott. middleeasteye.net Israel: Sally Rooney's books removed from stores following publication boycott | Bookstores Steimatzky and Tzomet said they would be removing author's works after she turned down Israeli publisher's request to translate one of her books | Fri, 11/05/2021 – 10: 45 | Rooney said she decided not to sell the rights to her third book to an Israeli publishing house following human rights reports that said Israel met…

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…

Andrew Perez (2021-11-05). Conservative Democrats' Lucrative Career Path. dailyposter.com

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.

_____ (2021-11-05). Mass Media Hasten to Help Pentagon Exonerate Itself in Afghan Airstrike. strategic-culture.org The Pentagon killed ten people, none of whom were combatants and seven of whom were children, lied about it, got exposed, investigated itself and found that those who perpetrated the attack were not even guilty of so much as negligence, then classified the report and called it a day. And then the mass media legitimized this by calling it an "independent" investigation conducted by a "watchdog".

Ashley Curtin (2021-11-05). US-EU steel agreement to be first climate-friendly trade deal if passed. nationofchange.org "The Sierra Club commends the Biden administration for pursuing a new, climate-focused agreement with the EU on steel and aluminum trade, which could become the nation's first climate-friendly trade agreement."

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…

_____ (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 …

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