Daily Archives: November 8, 2021

2021-11-08: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2021-11-08). From Nicaraguan Revolutionaries to US Embassy Informants: How Washington Recruited Ex-Sandinistas Like Dora María Téllez and her MRS Party. orinocotribune.com By Ben Norton — Nov 5, 2021 | The story of how Nicaragua's former guerrilla Dora María Téllez and her anti-Sandinista MRS party allied with the right wing and became coup-supporting informants for the US embassy. | One of the most high-profile opponents of Nicaragua's Sandinista government points to her revolutionary youth to justify her position. And while the international media constantly

Staff (2021-11-08). President Ortega: Nicaraguan People Vote for Peace and Not for War — Washington Interventionism Activated. orinocotribune.com On Sunday, November 7, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said that the general elections taking place in his country are a sign and a commitment by the vast majority of Nicaraguans to vote for peace and not for war or terrorism. | After voting in Managua, the president addressed the nation from the House of the Peoples, expressing that this election does not call for paralyzing the economy and destroying families. He stressed that the people want peace and well-being, while the right-wing sows hatred and terror and therefore opts for smear campaigns and violence, so that war returns to Nicaragua. | President Ort…

teleSUR (2021-11-08). Majority of Nicaraguans Elect FSLN to Lead for Four More Years. telesurenglish.net The Sandinista Front for National Liberation has won this Sunday's general elections in Nicaragua as President and Commander Daniel Ortega is elected for a fourth consecutive term with 74,99% out of 49.25% counted thus far. | The Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN) has won Sunday's general elections as President Daniel Ortega is re-elected for a fourth consecutive term.

teleSUR (2021-11-08). Nicaraguan Elections Compliant With Laws, Russia Acknowledges. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov affirmed that the general elections held in Nicaragua on Sunday complied with domestic regulations and must be respected by other countries. | RELATED: | "We sent observers… and, according to their testimony, the elections were held in an organized manner, they complied with Nicaraguan legislation and with the epidemiological rules imposed to contain CO…

teleSUR (2021-11-08). Nicaragua: First Official Results Confirm Re-Election of Ortega. telesurenglish.net In the early hours of Monday, Nicaragua's Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) President Brenda Rocha released the first official results of the presidential elections held on Sunday. | RELATED: | After saying that the Nicaraguan people "have been the protagonists of the country's historic civic celebration," she announced the results of the votes counted at the national and provincial levels. | With 49.25 percent of…

teleSUR (2021-11-08). Nicaraguans Celebrate FSLN Victory In Sunday Elections. telesurenglish.net On Monday, thousands of Nicaraguan citizens gathered in Victories Square in Managua to celebrate that the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) preliminary report on the Nov. 7 general elections results showed that the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) obtained 74,99 percent of the valid votes in this process. | RELATED: | "We celebrate the victory of the FSLN candidates, including our President Daniel Ortega, w…

teleSUR (2021-11-08). Venezuela Congratulates Re-Election of President Daniel Ortega. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro highlighted the democratic character of the Nicaraguan elections held on Sunday and congratulated the re-election of President Daniel Ortega. | RELATED: | "The Venezuelan people send solidarity hugs and congratulations to President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo for their legitimate re-election," the Bolivarian leader said and pointed out the unobjectionable vict…

teleSUR (2021-11-08). Cuba Welcomes Nicaraguan President Ortega's Reelection. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel congratulated his Nicaraguan counterpart Daniel Ortega for the Nov. 7 general elections preliminary results, which showed that the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) party obtained 74,99 percent of the valid votes. | RELATED: | "The election results demonstrated the Nicaraguan people's civility in the face of the smear campaign that the United States leads again…

John V. Walsh (2021-11-08). Biden and Congress Agree: Build Back Bombs Better. dissidentvoice.org Last Friday Congress passed the Biden "Infrastructure" Bill which will be signed into law post haste says the White House. The bill, designed to upgrade roads, bridges, transport and broadband, is a bricks and mortar affair and will benefit industry and commerce. It is the first of two bills that have been the center of …

MEE, agencies (2021-11-08). Yemen: Houthis sentence model Entisar al-Hammadi to five years in prison. middleeasteye.net Yemen: Houthis sentence model Entisar al-Hammadi to five years in prison | Yemeni-Ethiopian model denies accusations of 'drug abuse' and 'prostitution' following February arrest | Mon, 11/08/2021 – 11: 40 | Entisar al-Hammadi, a Yemeni model and actress, has been given a five-year sentence by a Houthi court for 'drug abuse' and 'prostitution' (Screengrab/YouTube) | A high-profile Yemeni mo…

MEE staff (2021-11-08). Ethiopians rescued by Israel from Tigray may have no Jewish roots: Report. middleeasteye.net Ethiopians rescued by Israel from Tigray may have no Jewish roots: Report | Secret operation faces backlash as dozens of Ethiopians are accused of misrepresenting ancestry to enter Israel | Mon, 11/08/2021 – 12: 45 | A member of the Ethiopian Jewish community awaits during the daily food distribution at the building the community in the city of Gondar, Ethiopia, on 27 October, 2020 (AFP) | Dozens of Ethiopians…

Oscar Rickett (2021-11-08). Sudan: Hemeti emerges from the shadows to support Burhan's coup. middleeasteye.net Sudan: Hemeti emerges from the shadows to support Burhan's coup | While they may not get along with each other personally, Hemeti and Burhan are – for now – locked in a marriage of convenience | Mon, 11/08/2021 – 12: 30 | General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known as Hemeti, during a speech posted to his social media pages (Screenshot/Facebook) | The commander of Sudan's Rapid Support Forces (RSF), Gener…

WSWS (2021-11-08). Open Letter to the Red Pens Facebook group administrators: End censorship of articles on the COVID-19 pandemic! wsws.org The PES calls for an immediate end to the censorship of articles on the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic by administrators of the Red Pens teachers' Facebook group.

Michael Arney (2021-11-08). Progressives gain in NYC but lose on Long Island. peoplesworld.org Recent New York State municipal election results were a mixed bag. For the most part, labor and progressive organizations maintained their dominance of city legislators and executives. There were some setbacks, most notably in Buffalo's mayoral race. Elsewhere, the Trump Republican Party gained ground in some suburban areas. This article covers New York City, Albany, …

_____ (2021-11-08). Failure of the Messiah and Another Coup in Georgia? journal-neo.org As you know, Georgia is in a major political crisis, and its acute phase has lasted for more than a year now. The government accuses its opponents of preparing a political coup, while the United National Movement (UNM), the pro-Western coalition of former president Mikheil Saakashvili's opposition to the current government, orchestrated by Washington, works …

Ben Slowey (2021-11-08). Milwaukee vigil backs Palestinian prisoner hunger strike. liberationnews.org Israel couldn't get away with this ethnic cleansing if it weren't for the U.S. war machine propping it up.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-11-08). Blacklisting the Merchants of Spyware. dissidentvoice.org In a modest effort to disrupt the global spyware market, the United States announced last week that four entities had been added to its blacklist. On November 3, the US Department of Commerce revealed that it would be adding Israel-based companies NSO Group and Candiru to its entity list "based on evidence that these entities …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-08). Bitcoin Approaches New All-Time High After Ethereum Hits Record. moguldom.com The price of Bitcoin surged 7 percent higher on Monday to $66,250 and appeared to be closing in on its October record high of $66,999 while the No. 2 coin, Ethereum, rose by more than 4 percent in 24 hours to an all-time-high of $4,700-plus, helping push the total value of the cryptocurrency market past …

Editor (2021-11-08). "Dealin with the Devil": musicians confront Joe Manchin at Kennedy Center concert. mronline.org Senator Joe Manchin has emerged in recent weeks as the leading opponent of vital social programs to provide relief to working people in the areas of education, healthcare, the environment and much more.

Editor (2021-11-08). Miami's ultra-right and its coercion against Cuban artists. mronline.org Havana, Nov. 4 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of Cuba highlighted today the methods of pressure that the extreme right of Miami, U.S., exerts on Cuban artists to take sides against the government of the island.

Editor (2021-11-08). Tripura Police books 102 people under UAPA for social media posts against communal violence. mronline.org Opposition leaders have lashed out at the police's 'highhanded' behaviour.

Eric A. Gordon (2021-11-08). New vocal CDs address big social issues: Attention, stocking stuffers! peoplesworld.org In the wake of George Floyd, and still amidst the climate crisis, Covid, the lingering sulfurous odor of Trumpism, and so much more, musical artists are stepping up with new releases reflecting deep concerns about the fate of the Earth. We'll take a quick look at a few recent releases. A gathering of Americana Baritone …

Fight Back (2021-11-08). Bi-Co SDS acts in solidarity with Kellogg strikers. fightbacknews.org Lancaster, PA – On Friday, October 29, the Haverford/Bryn Mawr, or Bi-Co, Chapter of Students for a Democratic Society drove to Lancaster in solidarity with striking Kellogg's workers. SDS had coordinated a canned food drive in the week leading up to the event and dropped these goods off at the local BCTGM 374-G (Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union) Union Hall. | Students spoke with the local president and vice president of the union, who, despite being in the fourth week of the strike, were filled with vitality and prepared to negotiate with Kellogg's on the upcoming Tue…

Fight Back (2021-11-08). Coal miners vow to continue strike despite temporary restraining order From Alabama Judge. fightbacknews.org Tuscaloosa AL – On October 28 a Tuscaloosa judge granted a temporary restraining order filed by the Warrior Met Mine where around 1,100 members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) have been on strike since early April after voting down an offer from the mine by a 95% majority. The order prohibits "picketing or other activity" within 300 yards of the mine entrances and any activity that interferes with "the conduct and operation of Warrior Met's business and supporting activities". | 7 months into the strike the miners have vowed to continue their strike regardless of the temporary restraining order. Warr…

Fight Back (2021-11-08). Do-nothing measure on Minneapolis police voted down in referendum. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On election day, November 2, voters in Minneapolis rejected a much-publicized and heavily-financed ballot initiative about policing, 56% to 44%. On the ballot, it was called "Question 2." | Had it passed, Question 2 would have done little. It basically renamed the police department to a "Department of Public Safety." It took away some powers held by the mayor and shared them with the city council. It got rid of obsolete references about police staffing levels and funding. It said the newly-named department should be "integrating its public safety functions into a comprehensive public health appr…

Fight Back (2021-11-08). Women Against Military Madness: Stand with the Six. fightbacknews.org Fight News Service is circulating the following statement from Women Against Military Madness (WAMM). | Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) denounces Israel's harassment and criminalization of six Palestinian human rights and grassroots organizations, labeling them "terrorist" organizations. The designation is provocative and dangerous and could result in devastating cuts in funding from international sources as well as grave legal issues for their workers. | Along with a growing number of important international organizations, WAMM stands with the six targeted organizations: Addameer Prisoner Support and…

It's Going Down (2021-11-08). Wet'suwet'en Solidarity Actions Spread as Blockades Continue. itsgoingdown.org photo: yintahaccess.com Resistance continues on Wet'suwet'en territory, as blockades and direct resistance to Coast Gaslink (CGL) enters into its second month, in only the latest chapter of struggle against resource extraction and RCMP brutality against Native sovereignty. The #CIRG Unit has returned and are testing the waters again. It looks as though things are beginning…

Julia Conley (2021-11-08). Greta Thunberg accuses world leaders of 'pure madness' for climate failures at COP26. nationofchange.org Rejecting the label of "radical" that has been assigned to climate action advocates for decades, Fridays for Future leader Greta Thunberg addressed thousands of campaigners in the center of Glasgow on Friday as politicians at the United Nations' 26th Conference of the Parties unveiled plans to combat the climate emergency—plans, Thunberg and others at the …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-08). American Psychological Association Apologizes For Its Role In Perpetuating Systemic Racism. moguldom.com The American Psychological Association (APA) wants to make amends for its historical wrongs, issuing a formal apology to people of color for its role in perpetuating systemic racism and discrimination in the U.S. The association's governing council adopted an apology, acknowledging that APA "failed in its role leading the discipline of psychology, was complicit in …

Leila Rafei (2021-11-08). How the FBI Spied on Orange County Muslims — And Attempted to Get Away With It | American Civil Liberties Union. aclu.org In 2006, the FBI ordered an informant to pose as a Muslim convert and spy on the congregants of several large, diverse mosques in Orange County, California. The agent, Craig Monteilh, professed his conversion before hundreds of congregants during the month of Ramadan. Renaming himself "Farouk," the informant quickly made friends and impressed members of the community with his seeming devotion. The whole time, he was secretly recording conversations and filming inside people's homes, mosques, and businesses using devices hidden in everyday objects, like the keychain fob of his car keys. | Among those subjected…

Michael Arney (2021-11-08). India Walton loses bitter Buffalo race but progress in Rochester and Syracuse. peoplesworld.org Buffalo's election for mayor provided the biggest setback for state progressives. The desperate and flush loser of the June primary, four-term incumbent Democrat Mayor Byron Brown, defeated India Walton, the Democratic Socialist primary winner. Walton won nearly 24,000 votes, or 41 percent, but "write in" won over 34,000 votes (about 59%). Nearly all write-in votes …

Nell Myhand, Rev. Tom McAninley (2021-11-08). Why the filibuster must go. peoplesworld.org

Staff (2021-11-08). Venezuela Heading Towards End of Hyperinflation — October Inflation Lowest since April 2015. orinocotribune.com Caracas, November 7, 2021 ( This is the lowest inflation figure so far this year, according to information released by Venezuela's highest financial institution. The data reported for October inflation is the eighth in a row below 50%, the longest streak since hyperinflation began, and is a key indicator to m…

Ted Glick (2021-11-08). Western Media Demonization of Africa. dissidentvoice.org It is important that progressive people of all colors and cultures, including people of European ancestry, learn about the violent, pernicious history of European colonization of Africa and its peoples. Milton Allimadi's recently-published book, Manufacturing Hate: How Africa Was Demonized in Western Media, is an excellent, well-written, concise and accessible source to learn about some …

teleSUR (2021-11-08). Chile: Lower House to Vote on Impeaching President Piñera. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Chilean Lower House will vote to move forward with the impeachment process against President Sebastian Piñera for his involvement in the Pandora Papers scandal. If its motion passes, it will be up to the Senate to decide whether to unseat the right-wing politician or not. | Related | The Lower House investigation accuses Piñera of infringing ethical principles and forsaking the nation's interest in favor of…

WSWS (2021-11-08). Biden, Democrats retreat on social spending as Congress passes pro-corporate infrastructure bill. wsws.org What is being hailed as a triumph for President Joe Biden's domestic agenda—the House passage Friday night of the bipartisan infrastructure bill—in fact marks the effective abandonment of any significant increase in social spending.

WSWS (2021-11-08). Why the SEP has taken up the fight against Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org Launched amid the COVID-19 disaster, the Socialist Equality Party's campaign is part of the fight for the independent mobilisation of the working class against the capitalist profit system.

WSWS (2021-11-08). Central Indiana teachers conduct sickout for higher pay, lower insurance premiums. wsws.org A sickout by Indiana teachers ended last week over low pay and insurance premiums, conditions long imposed on teachers with the help of the teachers unions.

MEE staff (2021-11-08). Gay footballer Josh Cavallo 'scared' to play at Qatar World Cup. middleeasteye.net Gay footballer Josh Cavallo 'scared' to play at Qatar World Cup | Same-sex acts between consenting adults in private are treated as a criminal offence in the Gulf state | Mon, 11/08/2021 – 14: 36 | Australian midfielder Josh Cavallo is the world's first openly gay man playing in a top-flight league (Handout/Adelaide United Football Club/AFP) | The world's only openly gay top-tier footballer, Josh Cavallo, has…

WSWS (2021-11-08). German Left Party politician Sahra Wagenknecht denounces COVID-19 protection measures. wsws.org Wagenknecht has emerged as the most prominent mouthpiece for vaccination opponents in Germany.

MEE, agencies (2021-11-08). Abu Dhabi to allow non-Muslim civil marriage under family law overhaul. middleeasteye.net Abu Dhabi to allow non-Muslim civil marriage under family law overhaul | The move is aimed at enhancing the emirate's status as one of the most 'attractive destinations for talent and skills' | Mon, 11/08/2021 – 07: 39 | Tourists sit by the pier at Ras al-Khor beach in Dubai on 29 May 2018 (AFP) | Abu Dhabi will allow non-Muslims to marry, divorce, and get joint child custody under civil l…

MEE, agencies (2021-11-08). Turkey releases Syrian journalist who posted 'provocative' banana video. middleeasteye.net Turkey releases Syrian journalist who posted 'provocative' banana video | Majed Shamaa was detained and threatened with deportation after posting a video protesting against discrimination | Mon, 11/08/2021 – 15: 02 | In a video posted by Syrian journalist Majed Shamaa, Syrian refugees are seen eating bananas to protest against discrimination in Turkey (Screencapture/TikTok) | Turkey has re…

teleSUR (2021-11-08). White House Vaccination Mandate Challenged At Multiple Fronts. telesurenglish.net The U.S. federal government's efforts to encourage widespread vaccination against COVID-19 have been challenged by some officials and experts, particularly since its vaccine mandate was formally introduced to large-scale businesses on Thursday. | RELATED: | The vaccination rule came as many communities are still struggling with limited health care staff and resources to help those who are currently battling COVID-19…

WSWS (2021-11-08). New Orleans sanitation workers strike over pay and working conditions. wsws.org Workers are fighting against low pay, poor health insurance and safety and equipment failures at the New Orleans facility.

Paige Bennett (2021-11-08). Old planes to be transformed into 100-passenger electric planes by 2026, startup announces. nationofchange.org Wright Electric will convert existing BAe 146 planes, first made by British aerospace company BAE Systems in the 1980s, into electric planes.

teleSUR (2021-11-08). Bolivia: Right-Wing Strike Is Rejected by Popular Organizations. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Bolivian unions, farmers federations, and Indigenous organizations rejected the call for a national strike made by right-wing organizations such as the Santa Cruz Committee and the Democracy National Council (CONADE). | Related | "We will work as usual … any stoppage attempt affects our activities at a time when we are emerging from a drastic economic crisis prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic," Tarija…

Kerry Smith (2021-11-08). Kids win 'tug of war' for a safe climate future. greenleft.org.au The people triumphed over fossil fuel magnates in an epic street theatre tug-of-war on November 6, the global day of action for climate justice. Kerry Smith reports.

WSWS (2021-11-08). Deere Reman worker in Springfield, Missouri: "Someone is finally taking a stand!" wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site received a message of support for the 10,000 striking Deere workers from a worker at the company's remanufacturing facility in Missouri.

WSWS (2021-11-08). Former Los Angeles teacher speaks out on conditions in schools and fight to eliminate COVID-19. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site spoke with Juanita Garcia, a former teacher and grandmother in Los Angeles, who described her bitter experiences in the district and expressed agreement with the recent WSWS webinar, "How to end the pandemic."

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WSWS (2021-11-08). Diplomatic clash between Australia and France highlights implications of militarist AUKUS pact. wsws.org Canberra's cancellation of a French submarine contract is only the sharpest aspect of the tensions ignited by the announcement in September of a new US-British-Australian alliance aimed at preparing for war against China.

Ragip Soylu (2021-11-08). Turkey's Soylu hands Greece four demands as he sets up new dialogue channel. middleeasteye.net Turkey's Soylu hands Greece four demands as he sets up new dialogue channel | Greek and Turkish sources say interior minister told Greece's Mitarachi that pushbacks in the Aegean must end | Mon, 11/08/2021 – 09: 23 | Police officers patrol the delta of Evros river, near Alexandroupoli, along the Greek-Turkish border. Soylu has sought an end to Greece's pushbacks of refugees and migrants (AFP) | In an att…

WSWS (2021-11-08). The French Dispatch: Filmmaker's Wes Anderson's latest confection. wsws.org Scripted by Anderson, from a story by the director, Roman Coppola, Hugo Guinness and Jason Schwartzman, the movie pays tribute to an imaginary publication put out by American expatriates in France.

Barry Sheppard (2021-11-08). United States: Racism alive and well in Virginia election. greenleft.org.au Recent elections in the United States have exposed the limits of the Democratic Party establishment and the challenge facing the Black Lives Matter movement, writes Barry Sheppard.

WSWS (2021-11-08). This week in history: November 8-14. wsws.org This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago.

WSWS (2021-11-08). Australian governments lifting all safety restrictions as Delta outbreaks hit schools. wsws.org While governments and the media present the reckless reopening as the dawning of a new age of "freedom," tens of thousands of school students and teachers are being exposed to the deadly virus and the hospital systems remain on the precipice of collapse.

WSWS (2021-11-08). Eight dead, hundreds injured in crowd crush at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas. wsws.org The rapper performed for over an hour as hundreds of people in the audience were suffocated and trampled.

WSWS (2021-11-08). Australian high schools students speak out against dangerous reopenings, lack of assistance prior to exams. wsws.org "School is hard enough without the bushfires, COVID and personal problems each student faces here in Australia. The lack of support from those in power is preposterous."

WSWS (2021-11-08). USW invites economic chauvinist politician, Sherrod Brown, to ArcelorMittal Tubular Products picket line. wsws.org USW officials respond to the second week of the ArcelorMittal strike by inviting Senator Brown, a nationalist with close ties to the steel companies, to speak with strikers.

WSWS (2021-11-08). Sri Lankan president's "One Country, One Law" taskforce will provoke racial tensions. wsws.org Rajapakse is attempting to whip up ethnic and religious communalism to break up and divert a rising working class movement against his government.

WSWS (2021-11-08). With new school program on Quebec Culture and Citizenship, CAQ government intensifies its national-chauvinist offensive. wsws.org Faced with rising social tensions and mounting working class resistance, Quebec's CAQ government is redoubling its efforts to divide workers along linguistic, ethnic and religious lines.

WSWS (2021-11-08). Volkswagen factory meeting in Wolfsburg heralds fierce disputes with workforce. wsws.org Germany' s largest auto manufacturer is planning to cut 30,000 jobs in the move to electrification.

WSWS (2021-11-08). Massive COVID-19 outbreaks in Germany's elderly care homes. wsws.org Once again, it is residents, who are often in poor health or have pre-existing conditions, and the nursing staff who are suffering the most due to the criminal policy of the government.

WSWS (2021-11-08). The winter of death: Governments slash COVID-19 restrictions as cases surge. wsws.org Capitalism is carrying out an elimination policy, not of the pandemic, but of human beings.

WSWS (2021-11-08). Snap elections called in Portugal after government falls amid mass strikes. wsws.org The calling of elections is a desperate ploy, aimed at helping the union bureaucracy and pseudo-left parties as they try to control a mounting eruption of strikes.

teleSUR (2021-11-08). Uruguay: Defense Minister Conceals Proves On Dictatorship Crimes. telesurenglish.net The Leftist party Broad Front will summon Defense Minister Javier Garcia to declare before Congress since he concealed records involving retired Colonel Armando Mendez in Operation Conserve, an illegal meat export business carried out during Gregorio Alvarez's dictatorship (1981-1985). | RELATED: | "This secrecy is aimed at prolonging impunity on the military involved in this shady business, which caused US$16 mil…

WSWS (2021-11-08). Committee for Public Education online meeting: Oppose the dangerous reopening of schools in Australia! Form and join our rank-and-file action safety committees! wsws.org Educators and students need to take matters into their own hands by forming rank-and-file safety committees in every school, independent of the unions, to organise resistance and defend the lives of staff and pupils, including the right to fully-resourced online learning.

teleSUR (2021-11-08). Chile: Carabinero Arrested For Sexual Assault On Colleague. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Military Police Second Corporal Nicolas Letelier was arrested for attempting to sexually assault a female co-worker at his house in Santiago City. | Related | His victim, whose identity has not been revealed to protect her, was at a party in which some 15 people were also present. | Around 2: 30 am the activity ended, and everyone was leaving the house. It was then that the accused grabbed the victim by the neck and tr…

Eleanor J. Bader (2021-11-08). Koch Funding for Campuses Comes With Dangerous Strings Attached. truthout.org According to the new book,

WSWS (2021-11-08). The vaccine, COVID and other lies of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. wsws.org One of the most prominent players in the National Football League, who publicly claimed he had been "immunized," admits after testing positive for COVID-19 that he has not been vaccinated.

Global Research News (2021-11-08). Selected Articles: Biden's Federal Vaccine Mandate Has Finally Been Issued. globalresearch.ca By The Mandatory Vaccine Agenda is a worldwide plan which has been picking up steam lately. Unfortunately for the causes of individual rights, medic…

_____ (2021-11-07). Women's Struggle In Nicaragua: From Liberation Fighters To Building An Alternative Society. popularresistance.org According to the Global Gender Gap Index, the Central American country of Nicaragua currently places twelfth in the world for gender parity, above the likes of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Since the 1979 Sandinista revolution, the living conditions for women have drastically improved, successes which even the period of neoliberal rule from 1990 to 2006 couldn't completely overturn. Throughout the second Sandinista period—from 2007 until today—the material and social position of women has continued to strengthen. Recently, new laws protecting the political and economic rights of w…

teleSUR (2021-11-07). Nicaragua to Record an Economic Growth Over 6% This Year. telesurenglish.net In Nicaragua, Representatives from the government of President Daniel Ortega held a meeting with international electoral observers to present advances in health, education, and economic fields. | RELATED: | Health Minister Martha Reyes reported that over 95 percent coverage had been achieved to protect against 16 diseases nationwide. She recalled that the Central American nation had only 209 health units in 1977, the…

John Rachel (2021-11-07). What are the Prospects for Peace? dissidentvoice.org Events are unfolding at a quickening pace. Facing an alarming escalation in tensions around the world, we are looking to our most respected and renowned thought leaders for an honest assessment of both U.S. foreign and military policy to offer their most current thoughts and insights. We know they have some ideas for improving the …

scorinoco (2021-11-07). Why Black Revolutionaries Must Stand with the People of Nicaragua. orinocotribune.com By Netfa Freeman — Nov 2, 2021 | On November 7, the people of Nicaragua will go to the polls to reaffirm the commitment to their revolutionary democratic project, a project that began in 1979 when the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) defeated a vicious, neocolonial, gangster regime of Anastasio Somoza that was put in power by the United States. Under the leadership of the FSLN, the people of Nicaragua were able to finally control their own history and destiny. However, US imperialism was not going to respect the wishes of the people. Under the neofascist president Ronald Reagan, the US launched a…

Caleb Maupin (2021-11-07). We Have Been Lied to! Caleb Maupin from Polling Place in Nicaragua. dissidentvoice.org

teleSUR (2021-11-07). 52% Of Nicaraguans Aged Two Years and Older Has a Vaccine. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Nicaragua's Vice President Rosario Murillo reported that 52 percent of the population aged two years and older have already received a COVID-19 vaccine. | RELATED: | She highlighted that the vaccination process would be intensified as of Monday due to the application of booster doses to control the disease. | On Friday, the Central American nation received a shipment of Cuban -developed Soberana 02 vaccine to comple…

teleSUR (2021-11-07). Venezuelan Lawmakers Accompany Nicaraguan Elections. telesurenglish.net The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) announced that lawmakers Julio Chavez, Marelis Perez, and Fernando Soto traveled to Managua to participate as international companions in the Nicaraguan elections, which are held this Sunday. | RELATED: | "By doing so, they assume their commitment to solidarity and inform the world that the Nicaraguan people are on their feet, with joy and enthusiasm for the elections," t…

_____ (2021-11-07). Journalist Banned From US, Detained In Mexico On The Way To Nicaragua. popularresistance.org Steve Sweeney, the international editor of the British socialist newspaper, was detained in Mexico City on Friday as he traveled to Nicaragua to cover the presidential election being held today. Sweeney is anti-imperialist and a founder of Media Workers for Palestine. His detention follows a multi-platform social media ban on independent journalists, activists and websites in Nicaragua, as detailed by Ben Norton of The Grayzone. There is also a corporate media disinformation campaign targeting Nicaragua and the current election. Sweeney's detention must be viewed in this context as an effort to prevent readers in…

teleSUR (2021-11-07). Nicaraguan Elections Update: Long Lines Reported During Vote. telesurenglish.net "This country lives immersed in electoral processes. Voting is highly valued here because the vote does not call for war, terrorism, or destruction. The vote calls for peace," Daniel Ortega, the FSLN leader stressed. | From the early hours of this November 7, Nicaragua breathes the air of a civic party in peace and tranquility with the celebration of the general elections.

teleSUR (2021-11-07). Polls Close for Nicaragua's 2021 Presidential Elections. telesurenglish.net The general elections for the selection of the president, vice-president and deputies began this Sunday in Nicaragua, with an electoral roll of more than four million voters and six candidates vying for the highest governmental position. | Election day continues normally in Monimbo, a town located in the municipality of Masaya, in Nicaragua. November 7, 2021.

Yader Lanuza (2021-11-07). Sandinistas listos para ganar las elecciones en Nicaragua a pesar del sabotaje y difamación de Estados Unidos. globalizacion.ca Las elecciones nicaragàºenses son el 7 de noviembre de 2021. El gobierno de Estados Unidos, los medios que hacen lo que quieren, e incluso algunos autodenominados "izquierdistas", presentan una Nicaragua en "agitación" y "crisis", y las elecciones como una farsa….

Anonymous103 (2021-11-07). UN Security Council Finally Reaches Agreement On Ethiopia, Can It Head Off Catastrophe? southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Daniel EdgarYou can read the indepth overview on the Ethiopian's issues, recently written by Daniel Edgar here: | While it may be too late to head off a looming showdown between the Federal government and a re…

Annelise Whitley (2021-11-07). A Project for Survival in These United States. tomdispatch.com When President Biden first unveiled the Build Back Better agenda, it appeared that this country was on the path to a new war on poverty. In April, he told Congress that "trickle-down economics have never worked" and that it was time to build the economy "from the bottom-up." This came after the first reconciliation bill of the pandemic included the child tax credit that — combined with an expanded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and unemployment benefits, stimulus checks, and other emergency programs — reduced the poverty rate from 13.9% in 2018 to 7.7% in 2021. (Without such actions, it was…

MEE, agencies (2021-11-07). Sudan coup: Internet cuts thwart civil disobedience campaign. middleeasteye.net Sudan coup: Internet cuts thwart civil disobedience campaign | Police use tear gas to disperse Khartoum protests and arrest 87 teachers staging a sit-in. | Sun, 11/07/2021 – 16: 25 | Sudanese women walk in front of tyres set ablaze by anti-coup demonstrators in the capital Khartoum, 7 November 2021 (AFP) |

Enrique Amestoy (2021-11-07). øSobre que versa el metaverso? globalizacion.ca El pasado 28 de octubre desde la cuenta @Meta en Twitter, la empresa de Marck Zuckerberg anunciaba el nuevo nombre de Facebook. "Meta está ayudando a construir el metaverso, un lugar donde jugaremos y nos conectaremos en 3D. Bienvenido al…

_____ (2021-11-07). St. Vincent Nurses Strike Sadly Reaches Eight Months. popularresistance.org On Monday, Nov. 8, the historic St. Vincent Hospital nurses strike will reach the eight-month mark, another sad milestone in their struggle against Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, a for-profit corporation that has spent more than $100 million and engaged in a number of unfair labor practices to retaliate against the nurses for exercising their right to advocate for safer patient care. The strike is the longest nurses strike in state history, and one of the longest of several strikes by workers across the nation, who are standing up to corporate greed and the devaluation of essential workers in the wake of the COVI…

teleSUR (2021-11-07). Guatemala: Cuban Medical Brigade Marks 23 Years of Cooperation. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Guatemala's Coordinator of Solidarity with Cuba commemorated 23 years of medical collaboration in the Central American nation. | RELATED: | The Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) arrived for the first time after Hurricane Mitch had hit Guatemala in 1998. Cuban doctors faced other emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the passage of hurricanes Eta and Iota last year. | Collaboration has extended to the…

_____ (2021-11-07). Howard University President Addresses Housing Issues. popularresistance.org Amid a nearly month-long student protest, Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick attempted to correct course during a semiannual state-of-the-university address, acknowledging some of the issues that have sparked an ongoing occupation of a campus building. | "The current events that are taking place on campus are very important. I hear the concerns, I want to be absolutely clear about that," Frederick said. "We apologize for anybody that was inconvenienced in any way, shape, or form." | Originally slated to occur on Oct. 22, during Howard's homecoming weekend, Frederick delayed the speech to Friday. Wit…

_____ (2021-11-07). Newly Released Documents Expose US Meddling In Venezuelan Elections. popularresistance.org America's interference in the electoral process in Venezuela is laid bare in a series of files that reveal how Washington provided significant investment to train political activists in campaigning effectively online. | Documents released to researchers under the US Freedom of Information Act have revealed how US intelligence fronts weaponized social media to promote Venezuela's right-wing opposition, and assist their election to parliament, thus laying the foundations for Washington's appointment of Juan Guaido as the country's leader in January 2019. | The files indicate that in October 2013, seven months after…

_____ (2021-11-07). Path To Extinction Or To A Livable Future. popularresistance.org As climate change leads humanity's march to Armageddon, data surfacing during late 2021 suggests that the march could be much briefer than previously thought. "Nature is starting to emit greenhouse gases in competition with cars, planes, trains, and factories," asserts Robert Hunziker. The Amazon has switched from soaking up CO2 to emitting it. Likewise, the Arctic has flipped from being a carbon sink to becoming an emission source. Permafrost is giving off the three main greenhouse gases (GHGs): CO2, methane, and nitrous oxide. So much Siberian permafrost is melting that buildings are collapsing as methane bombs…

_____ (2021-11-07). Teachers Strike Against A 'Heartless' School Board In Biden's Hometown. popularresistance.org It was a long time coming, but when 400 members of the Scranton Federation of Teachers marched out of the school board meeting Tuesday night singing "Solidarity Forever," they were strike-ready. | The school board had just given the go-ahead to cut off educators' health insurance if they went on strike. This after dozens of teachers and para-educators had spoken about the devastating cuts that students and teachers have endured over the last four years—cuts to PreK education, to the arts, to music, to libraries. And after educators had told the school board about the medical conditions—cancer, multipl…

_____ (2021-11-07). When Conservation Means Fencing Out Black Farmers. popularresistance.org The Sweet Fern Savanna Land and Water Reserve, in the heart of Pembroke Township, Illinois, offers a glimpse into what much of the area looked like before European settlers drained swamps and cleared forests to grow corn and soybeans. | At least 18 threatened or endangered plant and animal species, including the ornate box turtle and regal fritillary butterfly, have been sighted here. Mature oaks tower over verdant fields of clustered sedge and Carolina whipgrass. Warbling songbirds and buzzing cicadas add a mellow soundtrack to the tranquil scene. | Sixty miles south of Chicago, this wildlife reserve is among ne…

Fight Back (2021-11-07). Lenin talks about the October revolution. fightbacknews.org To mark the anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution, Fight Back! is circulating the following article by the outstanding Russian revolutionary V. I. Lenin. At the time of the 1917 revolution, the Julian calendar was in use. When the modern calendar was adopted, the revolution of October 25 was celebrated on November 7. | Fourth Anniversary of the October Revolution | The fourth anniversary of October 25 (November 7) is approaching. | The farther that great day recedes from us, the more clearly we see the significance of the proletarian revolution in Russia, and the more deeply we reflect upon the p…

Grant Miner (2021-11-07). Columbia U. student workers launch second largest strike in the country. liberationnews.org The SWC is demanding higher pay, more comprehensive healthcare, and non-monetary benefits like neutral third-party arbitration in cases of discrimination and harassment.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-07). Minister Plasencia Responds to Borrell's Latest Comments. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Felix Plasencia categorically repudiated the latest interventionist comments issued by the high representative of the European Union (EU), Josep Borrell, regarding the internal affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | Through his social media accounts, the Venezuelan foreign affairs minister confirmed that Venezuela has its doors open for the EU to observe the electoral process, just as the country has opened its doors to many other movements, governments and international organizations. | "On his tour of neighboring countries, he insists on dedicating his rhetoric ag…

Project Censored (2021-11-07). The Project Censored Newsletter—November 2021. projectcensored.org State of the Free Press 2022 Available for Pre-Order: |

Staff (2021-11-07). A Date with History: Vietnamese People's Great Victory Celebrated at Venezuela's FILVEN 2021. orinocotribune.com In a friendly atmosphere of fraternal bonding between Venezuela and Vietnam, the reissue of La Cita de la Historia , written by Vietnamese general Vo Nguyen Giap, was presented at the 17th International Book Fair of Venezuela, FILVEN 2021. The book presentation was presided over by the Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Venezuela, Le Viet Duyen; the president of the Venezuela-Vietnam Friendship House, Carolus Wimmer; and Defense Attaché of Vietnam, Vu The Trung. Vietnam is the guest country of honor at FILVEN 2021. | During the presentation, Le Viet Duyen quoted Commander Hugo…

Staff (2021-11-07). CNE to Open Probe Against PSUV and Opposition Candidates for Electoral Campaign Violations. orinocotribune.com On Saturday, November 6, Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) reported that it will open administrative probes against several candidates and political parties running in the 2021 Regional and Municipal Elections, for having violated the regulations on Electoral Campaign and Propaganda. | According to a press release by the electoral body, CNE authorities unanimously agreed to open administrative inquiries against David Uzcátegui (opposition), who is running for…

Staff (2021-11-07). UN Expresses Concern over Militarization of Southern Chile that Claimed the Life of a Mapuche Youth. orinocotribune.com The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for South America has issued a statement condemning the militarization of southern Chile which led to the death of a Mapuche community member, calling it an "unfortunate and worrying situation." | According to the statement, "OHCHR regrets the death of a Mapuche community member from the Cañete Commune, in Biobío Region [in southern Chile] and expresses its concern over the militarization in the area and the escalation of violence." | The UN body stated that it had received information about the death of Jordan Llempi, a 23-year-old Mapuc…

Anonymous007 (2021-11-07). Military Situation In Yemen On November 7, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 135 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On November 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 13 airstrikes on the Jubah district | On November 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 16 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On November 7, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the west of Marib city | On November 7, clashes between Ans…

Lee Hieb, M.D. (2021-11-07). How Vaccine Hysteria Could Spark A Totalitarian Nightmare. globalresearch.ca Incisive and carefully documented article (with foresight) by Dr. Lee Hieb, focussing on fundamental issues pertaining to the vaccine, first published by Global Research in early 2015. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been vilified for making a …

teleSUR (2021-11-07). Iraqi PM Survives Assassination Attempt By Drone Bomb. telesurenglish.net Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was unharmed in an assassination attempt carried out by a drone targeting his official residence on Sunday. | RELATED: | An unknown drone bomb hit al-Kadhimi's residency at dawn in the heavily fortified Green Zone in the center of the capital, but the prime minister escaped the attack unhurt. | "The prime minister did not suffer any harm and he is in good health… Iraqi securit…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-07). Baku: Turkish DM leads "large military delegation" to celebrate war against Nagorno-Karabakh. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkish National Defense Minister has arrived in Baku On November 7, the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov, and the leadership of the Ministry welcomed a large military delegation led by the Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey, Hulusi Akar, who arrived in Baku. The Turkish delegation …

Pilar Velasco (2021-11-07). Ricos de Forbes, pobres de Eurostat. globalizacion.ca No sé qué cifra impresiona más, si los ricos de la lista de Forbes haciéndose un 17% más ricos en 2020 o que un 27% de españoles continúe en riesgo de pobreza y exclusión. Un 27% significa ir por la…

Toya Fick (2021-11-07). Schools That Ban Symbols of Antiracism From the Classroom Are Normalizing Racism. truthout.org A few years ago, I took my kids on the At the start of the tour, the guide asked the group to guess the most valuable slave on a plantation. I knew the answer immediately, but as part of the only Black family on the tour, I wanted to know who the white people valued. | After all t…

teleSUR (2021-11-07). Mexico: The Migrant Caravan Arrives in the Oaxaca State. telesurenglish.net In Mexico, The migrant caravan arrived Saturday at the Los Corazones municipality in the Oaxaca State to continue its journey to Mexico City. | RELATED: | The migrants walked for over two hours to leave the Azteca town in the Arriaga municipality in the Chiapas State. | The caravan remained united to avoid detentions by agents from the National Migration Institute (INM) and the National Guard. | Reports show that migra…

William I. Robinson (2021-11-07). The COVID Supply Chain Breakdown Can Be Traced to Capitalist Globalization. truthout.org A log-jam of container ships waiting to dock and unload in Los Angeles ports. Semiconductor shortages generating a backlog of orders around the world for computers and electronic devices. A massive container ship beached in the Suez Canal clogging up global merchant sea traffic. Rising energy prices due to delivery delays in oil and natural gas. Shortages of food and consumer items in stores. The global economy's transportation and logistical infrastructure appears to have broken down in recent…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-07). Turkey, South Korea to jointly produce combat drones, missiles, armored vehicles, helicopters. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey, S Korea to boost cooperation in defense industry: Envoy Turkey and South Korea will strengthen bilateral cooperation in the defense industry, Turkey's ambassador in Seoul said. Referring to the agreements signed during Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu's visit to South Korea last month…. The minister…proposed that the two countries can work together on several projects …

Peter Boyle (2021-11-07). First Nations people and Pacific islanders front and centre in COP26 march. greenleft.org.au First Nations and Pacific islander voices were front and centre in the Sydney COP26 climate action march, reports Peter Boyle.

MEE, agencies (2021-11-07). Libya's prime minister defends foreign minister following suspension. middleeasteye.net Libya's prime minister defends foreign minister following suspension | Suspension of Najla al-Mangoush by presidential council provokes in-fighting in fragile administration | Sun, 11/07/2021 – 14: 44 | Libyan Foreign Minister Najla al-Mangoush speaks at a press conference in Kuwait City, 3 October 2021 (AFP) | Libyan Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dbeibah came to the defence of his foreign mi…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-07). Video: Covid-19 Criminality. globalresearch.ca First published on June 13, 2021 | Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | SARS-2 is upheld as the "killer virus". And now the Covid …

Editor (2021-11-07). An Open Letter to Strobe Talbott About RussiaGate. scheerpost.com By Tom Couser / I met Strobe Talbott in 1968 when he and I were graduate students at Magdalen College, Oxford. I liked him and respected him, and after we lost touch as friends, I followed his career at Time, the State Department, and the Brookings Institution with admiration. In recent years, however, I've become disillusioned with the foreign policy he advocated with regard to Russia and was disturbed to learn of his involvement in the genesis of the Russiagate narrative. | August 3, 2020 | Dear Strobe, | It has been a…

teleSUR (2021-11-07). Venezuela and Russia To Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Felix Plasencia arrived this Sunday in Russia to hold talks with his counterpart Sergey Lavrov and strengthen cooperation between the two countries. | RELATED: Plasencia said that he is in Moscow in response to a working invitation from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov "with the instruction of President Nicolás Maduro to strengthen our unconditional alliance with the people and the Government of the Rus…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-07). Alleged ISIS Commander Killed In US Drone Strike On Turkish-Occupied Town In Northern Syria (Photos). southfront.org A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson) | On November 7 afternoon, a suspected US drone strike killed a man allegedly affiliated with ISIS in the Turkish-occupied Syrian town of Jarabulus in northern Aleppo. | The man was killed on the spot. His body was shredded into pieces as a result of the strike. The remains of a US-made AGM-114 Hellfire were found at the scene of the strike. The mis…

Prof. Anthony J. Hall (2021-11-07). "Herd Stupidity": The Manufactured Covid Crisis, the Gene-based mRNA "Vaccine" and "The Pinnacles of Wealth and Power" globalresearch.ca

Brian Menounos (2021-11-07). 2021 Was Terrible for North American Glaciers. COP26 May Seal Their Fate. truthout.org It started out OK. A weak La Niña arrived in the fall of 2020 and continued through the winter. La Niñas tend to favour In late June, the so-called

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-07). Pentagon "consult(s) with allies and partners" on alleged Russian troops movements. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com USA watches Russian troop movements on border with Ukraine — Pentagon representative USA watches Russian troop movements on border with Ukraine — Pentagon representativeWashington continues to monitor Russian troop movements near the country's border with Ukraine, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby briefed reporters on Friday. "We continue to watch and monitor unusual Russian military activity …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-07). Azeri children introduced to modern weapons as part of "Victory Day" orgy. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com It's never too early to teach the kids how to murder their neighbors. Victory Day celebrated in Special Forces On the occasion of Victory Day, a meeting was held with veterans of the Special Forces and families of heroes killed in the Great Patriotic War. The Defense Ministry [said] that first, the memory of national …

Shriya Singh (2021-11-07). Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan approves withdrawal of ban on extremist Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan. peoplesdispatch.org The development comes after the government and the TLP reached a agreement following violent protests by the extremist right-wing group demanding the release of the leader Saad Hussain Rizvi…

Ngakiya Camara (2021-11-07). Students Are Pushing US Colleges to Sever Ties With Military-Industrial Complex. truthout.org The violence wreaked by U.S. wars since 9/11 has been immense — more than

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-07). Turkey to extend troop deployment in the Caucasus under Strategic Partnership and Mutual Assistance Agreement with Baku. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Turkish government is threatening the Republican People's Party and Peoples' Democratic Party for opposing the extension og the Turkish military deployment to Azerbaijan and part of cpnquered Nagorno-Karabakh. 'Azerbaijan troop mandate must be beyond political polemics' The Azerbaijan troop mandate that is expected to be submitted to Parliament must be held out of political …

Edward Curtin (2021-11-07). Wisdom, Meaning, and the Road Less Travelled. dissidentvoice.org This is a fascinating and beautiful book, one of those gems you serendipitously discover and shake your head at your good fortune. Although it is new and I received it as a gift, it reminds me of a few books I have discovered over the years while rummaging through used bookstores that have startled me …

MEE staff (2021-11-07). Libya: Son of military commander Khalifa Haftar visited Israel. middleeasteye.net Libya: Son of military commander Khalifa Haftar visited Israel | Report suggests Haftar could offer recognition agreement to Israel in exchange for support after December elections | Sun, 11/07/2021 – 16: 20 | Libyan demonstrators lift flags during a rally in support of Palestinians in Martyrs Square in Tripoli on 21 May 2021 (AFP) | The son of Khalifa Haftar landed in Israel on a private jet on Monday as repo…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-07). Turkish press condemns "Russian attacks on Syria's Idlib" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From today's Daily Sabah. The Kremlin's strategic partner and "special and good" friend Turkey is poised to launch a major military offensive in the area even as it arms the regime in Kiev with combat drones to replicate last year's slaughter in Nagorno-Karabakh in the Donbass and incite a Kosovo-style "humanitarian" war in Crimea. Russian …

Anonymous669 (2021-11-07). 270 Trucks Of US-led Coalition Spotted Leaving Northeastern Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image. | A large convoy of some 270 trucks working for the US-led coalition left Syria's northeastern region to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region between November 5 and 7, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency."A convoy consisting of 150 cargo trucks and 120 covered flatbed carriers carrying vehicles of the American occupation left a military base at Kharab al-Jeer Airport between midnight yesterday and today's morning … and headed to northern Iraq through the illegal al-Waleed crossing," a source with knowl…

_____ (2021-11-07). Inter-confessional Relations in India and Bangladesh Aggravate amid Taliban's Victory in Afghanistan. journal-neo.org It is no exaggeration to say that the rise of the Taliban (banned in Russia) to power in Afghanistan is one of those events whose significance goes far beyond the borders of this particular country. In particular, it played, perhaps against the wishes of the Taliban themselves, the role of leaven thrown into the dough …

Dave Lindorff (2021-11-07). F35A approved to carry nukes: US is Set to Make Nuclear War More Likely. warisacrime.org By Dave Lindorff The US is about to move towards a far more likely first use of nuclear weapons, with word that the Air Force has "completed flight testing" of the cost-and-performance-plagued F35A Lightning fighter, all units of which are being "upgraded" to carry thermonuclear weapons. What this means, as explained in a new article in Popular Mechanics, …

_____ (2021-11-07). Syria Rebuilds Relations With Regional Foes Despite Ongoing U.S. Opposition. strategic-culture.org 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. | By Mnar ADLEY | 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…

Makia Freeman (2021-11-07). Mandatory Vaccine Agenda Is Step-by-Step Repealing Religious and Philosophical Exemptions. globalresearch.ca In this article published in early September 2019 (several months prior to the Covid crisis), Makia Freeman reviews (with foresight) various initiatives to introduce mandatory vaccination. This happened in the months leading up to the so-called pandemic. The …

Suadad al-Salhy (2021-11-07). Iraq: Iran-backed factions 'will pay the price' for drone attack on Kadhimi. middleeasteye.net Iraq: Iran-backed factions 'will pay the price' for drone attack on Kadhimi | Sources tell MEE that the prime minister was not harmed and now has new impetus to go after the paramilitaries | Sun, 11/07/2021 – 20: 12 | A soldier stands watch in Baghdad. Heavy security has been deployed in the Iraqi capital after the drone attack on the prime minister's residence (MEE/Murtaja Lateef) | The appa…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-07). Iraqi Authorities Share Photos Of Munition Used In Recent Attack On Prime Minister House. southfront.org Click to see full-size image, Via Twitter. | On November 7, Iraqi authorities shared photos showing one of the munitions used in the The unexploded munition was found in the morning on the rooftop of al-Kadhimi's house in the highly-fortified…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-07). Morocco Mulls Iron Dome Purchase From Israel To Strengthen Defenses In Western Sahara. southfront.org Illustrative image. Source: the Israeli Ministry of Defense. | Morocco is considering purchasing the Iron Dome air-defense system from Israel in order to strengthen its defenses in the disputed region of Western Sahara, the According to the site, Rabat is interested in the system because of its capability to intercept aerial th…

Anna Massoglia (2021-11-07). Maine Voters and Foreign Companies Squared Off Over Energy Corridor. Voters Won. truthout.org A Maine ballot Supporters of the corridor poured more…

Alex Bainbridge (2021-11-07). System change, not climate change: Australia joins COP26 global day of action. greenleft.org.au Australia-wide rallies were organised to coincide with the COP26 global day of action demanding climate justice. Alex Bainbridge reports.

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Newsclick (2021-11-07). Mapping Faultlines: Three ways to understand COP26 and climate change. peoplesdispatch.org NewsClick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the key issues at stake at the COP26 negotiations in Glasgow. How do we understand emissions from various countries and the issue of justice on issues of climate?

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-07). Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah reject Israeli proposal that could lead to their dispossession. peoplesdispatch.org The families have been living in Sheikh Jarrah in the occupied East Jerusalem for generations. Now these families are facing evictions so the land can be cleared…

MEE, agencies (2021-11-07). Iraq: Prime minister calls for calm after surviving 'assassination attempt'. middleeasteye.net Iraq: Prime minister calls for calm after surviving 'assassination attempt' | Drone attack marks first attempt on life of Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who has been in power since May 2020 | Sun, 11/07/2021 – 08: 36 | Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi called for "calm and restraint" after a drone attack on 7 November 2021 (AFP/file photo) | Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said he surv…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-07). Three Syrian Service Members Killed In Separate Attacks In Daraa. southfront.org Illustrative image. | Three service members of the Syrian Arab Army were killed in three separate attacks in the southern governorate of Daraa within 24 hours. | Late on November 6, solider Ayyoub Rustum, from the al-Gab Plains in the northwestern Hama countryside, was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen on al-Sheikh Maskin-Izraa road in the northern Daraa countryside. | On November 7 morning, solider Hasan al-Kanakeri, from the town of Kanaker in the southern Damascus countryside, was shot and killed by unidentified g…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-07). Rocket Attack Hit Large Turkish Military Base In Northern Iraq. southfront.org Source: Republic of Turkey Directorate of Communications. | Late on November 7, a rocket attack targeted a Turkish military base near the town of Zaylkan in Bashiqa district in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh. | At least seven Grad 122 mm rockets targeted the base which is located 20 kilometers to the northeast of Mosul city and more than 60 km to the northwest of Erbil city, the capital of the Kurdistan Region. | The rockets were fired from an improvised launcher that was uncovered by Iraqi security forces a few m…

Prof. John Meeker (2021-11-07). We Are Guinea Pigs in a Worldwide Experiment on Microplastics. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Important article first published in 2018. | A dramatic increase in the environmental impacts of plastics has occurred in the course of the 2020-21 Covid Crisis. According to the

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-07). Venezuela vaccinates 67% of its population against COVID-19. mronline.org Despite the U.S. blockade against Venezuela, the socialist government led by President Nicolás Maduro has been carrying out a successful mass vaccination drive against COVID-19…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-07). Suspicious Assassination Attempt Targeted Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi (Video, Photos). southfront.org Illustrative Image | On the night of November 7th, an unidentified drone struck the residence of Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi located in the International Zone of Baghdad, which houses government buildings and foreign embassies. Iraqi military claimed that the Prime Minister was not injured as a result of an "unsuccessful assassination attempt." | Two government officials said Kadhimi's residence had been hit by at least one explosion. Some sources claimed, two explosions were heard in the Green Zone. According…

teleSUR (2021-11-07). COP26: First Week Ends With Partial Voluntary Agreements. telesurenglish.net Since the start of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) on Oct. 31, the participants have reached a consensus on some partial agreements to fight against global climate change. | RELATED: | Most independent observers agree that these commitments' real contribution depends on a timely application. Greenpeace also noted that the initiatives "are voluntary" and their "fine print includes loopholes." | If the m…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-07). Nine SDF Fighters Killed Or Wounded In Hit-And-Run Attack In Raqqa. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On November 7, three fighters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were killed and six others were wounded in the northwestern countryside of Raqqa in a hit-and-run attack, according to Sputnik. | The attack, which was carried out by several gunmen, targeted a checkpoint of the SDF near the town of Kabsh. All the attackers managed to flee the scene. | No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, yet. However, ISIS cells in northeastern Syria are known for carrying out such…

teleSUR (2021-11-07). The US Opens Borders as of Monday for International Travelers. telesurenglish.net Regardless of the reason for their trip, International travelers will be able to enter the U.S. as of Monday. | RELATED: | As a requirement for entry, foreigners must be vaccinated and present at the checking point a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before travel. | U.S. citizens are not required to be vaccinated; however, they must submit a negative test one day before travel and retest after returning to the country. | T…

_____ (2021-11-07). The Kingdom's Tough Choices: Between MbS and a Hard Place. strategic-culture.org If Saudi Arabia does not choose between sweeping internal reforms or an ambitious external agenda, its ruling dynasty may be in peril. Riyadh's dwindling resources cannot sustain both. | By Ziad HAFEZ | In 2016, the Arab National Conference made the assessment that Saudi Arabia would be facing a future of hard choices due to their fast-changing policies and positions. Events have since proved them right. Riyadh today faces tough decisions on the future orientation of its domestic and foreign policies — some of which could affect the very existence of the ruling dynasty and its line of succession established…

teleSUR (2021-11-07). Israel Criminalizes Six Palestinian Charities. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Israel ratified the declaration of six West Bank-based NGOs as terrorist organizations. This decision allows the Israeli army to deploy actions against these charities and their workers. | RELATED: | "The Central Command Commander-in-Chief, Major General Yehuda Fuchs, signed the legal documents declaring that the organizations are illegal entities… in the Judea and Samaria region," the Israeli Army said.

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-11-07). El gas y las ataduras europeas a Washington. globalizacion.ca Tras finalizar la II Guerra Mundial, las naciones europeas occidentales y posteriormente la denominada Unión Europea quedó atada a las directrices y decisiones que le ha impuesto a lo largo de estos años Estados Unidos. | Se ha convertido en una…

Brett Wilkins (2021-11-07). Tlaib: US "Must Stop Enabling the Killing of Children" in Palestine. truthout.org U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib and the peace group CodePink were among those who condemned Friday's killing by Israeli forces of a 13-year-old Palestinian boy in the illegally occupied West Bank. | Middle East Eye

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-07). Six systems: Turkey tests long-range missile to replace Russian S-400s. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey test-fires air defense missile Siper Turkey successfully test-fired long-range indigenous air defense missile Siper, a top defense official said on Nov. 6. Different tests of the air defense system, which is planned to enter the army's inventory in 2023, will continue, ƒ∞smail Demir, the head of Turkey's Defense Industries Presidency, tweeted. He said Turkey …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-07). Old friends reunited: Germany, Japan expand military ties, NATO Quad off China's shore. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Japan, Germany expand military ties as German warship sails through region ==== Axis redux: Italy to train Japanese and German fighter pilots at NATO base ==== Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said Friday the country will step up military cooperation with Germany in the Indo-Pacific region as he welcomed a port call by the first …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-07). The streets of Glasgow indict world leaders for failure to address the climate crisis. peoplesdispatch.org While the official COP26 summit has seen world leaders seemingly unwilling to take major planet-saving measures, the mobilization of the youth, frontline communities, and environmental organizations have charted out the way forward…

Jordi Córdoba (2021-11-07). Julian Assange, la disidencia encarcelada. globalizacion.ca Julian Assange, el activista australiano fundador de WikiLeaks, estos días se enfrenta nuevamente a un nuevo juicio en Londres sobre su posible extradición a Estados Unidos (EEUU). Se hizo famoso especialmente a partir del año 2010 por sacar a la…

Pasqualina Curcio (2021-11-07). Nuestra América, la más desigual. globalizacion.ca La pobreza no se resuelve con políticas asistencialistas y focalizadas, no es un asunto de subsidios puntuales al mejor estilo neoliberal: se trata de un asunto de justicia en la repartición de la producción en el propio proceso social del…

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2021-11-08: Nicaragua 2021 Video Archive

NICARAGUA ELECTION
Citizens Defeat Foreign Disruption Plots with a Transparent, Monitored, Landslide Participatory Election

Scores of videos in the playlist easily refute the inane, almost childish, USA-orchestrated neocon propaganda talking points designed to steer people away from learning more about Nicaragua's social and economic successes and election intgrity.


Frequently updated playlist.   Selected clips for positiveuniverse.com