Daily Archives: November 9, 2021

2021-11-09: News Headlines

Nan McCurdy (2021-11-09). Sandinistas Win By a Landslide! U.S. Dirty Tricks Fail in Derailing Nicaraguan Democracy. covertactionmagazine.com In the lead up to the February 25, 1990 elections, President George H.W. Bush told the Nicaraguan people that the …

Vijay Prashad (2021-11-09). Chile is at the dawn of a new political era. greenleft.org.au The journey to a new era in Chile has two important paths: the writing of the new constitution and the presidential election on November 21, reports Vijay Prashad.

Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza (2021-11-09). Nicaragua's President Ortega Re-elected with 75% of Vote & Strong Turnout — New Lima Group in the Making. orinocotribune.com Caracas, November 8, 2021 (Special for With 97.74% of the 13,459 Ballot Receiving Boards (JRV) scrutinized, the president obtained a wide margin of victory ove…

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-11-09). Some More Questions: Fascism, Revolution, and History. anchor.fm I mean I think the title says it all. US Empire and Imperialism need to come tumbling down, but how? Fascism, what is it? How is it connected to the US? What can/should we do about all of this? Please donate to the homie from Bands of Turtle Island, Zitkato's Patreon/Cashapp! Cashapp: $bandsofturtleisland…

KWORINOCO (2021-11-09). Vladimir Acosta Discusses his New Book 'Leaving the Colony' at Venezuela's National Book Fair. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan intellectual Vladimir Acosta was honored at the 17th International Book Fair of Venezuela (FILVEN), where he explained the content of one his four books, Leaving the Colony. | Acosta, speaking on the role of Catholicism both during colonialism and now under US imperialism, commented that "today we can see how a religion was used to impose culture and language on us. They took our consciousness from us. In three years we will be celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of the battle of Ayacucho, which was the decisive moment in the fight against Spanish colonialism, but we have to keep fighting. Now we…

Dakotah Lilly (2021-11-09). There's a new Target on the US Regime-Change List. It's Been There Before. orinocotribune.com By Dakotah Lilly — Nov 6, 2021 | The US has a long history of meddling in Latin America. This week, US lawmakers have approved legislation calling for more sanctions to increase pressure on President Daniel Ortega ahead of Nicaragua's election on Sunday. | On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the bill known as the Reinforcing Nicaragua's Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform (RENACER) Act. The move — a response to an alleged crackdown there on the

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-09). McDonald's and Kaiser workers carry 'Striketober' into 'Strikesgiving'. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—"Striketober" may be over, but forced worker walkouts continue, with a big one coming on Nov. 9 by fast-food workers in California. And a mandatory 10-day strike plan announcement by unions representing 32,000 Kaiser workers nationwide will be issued the same day. Another 8,000 may join them the week after; 12,000 more are affected. …

Rainer Shea (2021-11-09). How Imperialist Propaganda Weaponizes Genocide to Justify War. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Nov 8, 2021 | The imperialists have a weapon more powerful than the atomic bomb. It's called propaganda. The type of propaganda that's been fine tuned by decades of practice in false flags, fabricated atrocity stories, and glorifications of militarism. With the onset of the new cold war, and its correlating advancements in the high-tech sector, the U.S. empire's cognitive warfare has taken on unprecedented scope and subtlety. Should aspiring U.S. revolutionaries succumb to the deceptions this manipulation matrix is laying down for us, the movement towards proletarian revolution in the imperi…

Joris Leverink (2021-11-09). Economic Update: A Story of War. roarmag.org On this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses how Amazon rips off small business and squeezes workers; US and China's military tactics; top mainstream economists grasp the deepening critique of capitalism; and how strikes at Nabisco and Kellogg expose capitalism's classic contours of class struggle. | The second half of the show features an interview with Prof Talia Lugacy on her new independent film This is Not a War Story released by Warner Media HBO Max. | You can support this show on

Editor (2021-11-09). We have been lied to! Caleb Maupin from polling place in Nicaragua. mronline.org Nicaragua's electoral process far proceeds that of which the U.S. media has led the people of the United States to believe.

Media Lens (2021-11-09). "A Crime Against Humanity": The "Greenwash Festival" Of COP26. dissidentvoice.org One of the most damning assessments of COP26, the UN climate conference being held in Glasgow, came from Greta Thunberg, the Swedish climate activist: '#COP26 has been named the must excluding COP ever. This is no longer a climate conference. This is a Global North greenwash festival. A two week celebration of business as usual …

Joe Bernick (2021-11-09). Tucson wins the fight for $15. peoplesworld.org TUCSON—Defeating a well-financed campaign by big employers, Tucson voters last week overwhelmingly decided to enact a $15-an-hour minimum wage for the city. The current Arizona state minimum wage is $12.15 an hour. The corporate-owned media has been trying to portray the Nov. 2, 2021, elections as a big victory for Republican politics, but they are …

Anonymous007 (2021-11-09). Ortega Wins Nicaragua Elections Prompting U.S. Threat Of Sanctions. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega won a fourth consecutive presidential term. | The United States reacted swiftly threatening sanctions, as Ortega reportedly jailed political rivals ahead of the vote. | This prompted the initial threats of sanctions from the United States and international calls for free elections. | Nicaragua's Supreme Electoral Council said that with nearly all the ballots counted, a preliminary tally had Ortega's Sandinista alliance winning with about 76% of…

Andrew Emett (2021-11-09). Former NY police chief charged and 3 officers suspended. nationofchange.org "It appears that GPD responding officers and others may not have responded appropriately."

Steve Sweeney (2021-11-09). U.S. bans Communist journalist from traveling to Nicaragua for elections. peoplesworld.org MEXICO CITY—"Are you or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?" U.S. authorities infamously asked those entering the country during the Cold War. Nowadays, the questions may have changed, but the intention is the same—to keep out undesirables. It seems that I am one of those undesirables—as well as a Communist—finding myself …

Jonathan Cook (2021-11-09). Military pollution is the skeleton in the West's climate closet. dissidentvoice.org World leaders gathered in Glasgow last week for the COP26 summit in a bid to demonstrate how they are belatedly getting to grips with the climate crisis. Agreements to protect forests, cut carbon and methane emissions and promote green tech are all being hammered out in front of a watching world. Western politicians, in particular, …

_____ (2021-11-09). Mutual Aid Goes Mainstream. popularresistance.org Last spring, within hours of the University of Chicago's announcement that classes would be held online, students created a Facebook group to coordinate mutual aid efforts. Even with finals right around the corner, UChicago Mutual Aid came alive with activity. Students eagerly offered and accepted support in the form of advice, essential supplies like food and moving boxes, and spreadsheets listing leads on resources like housing. | What I witnessed at my college was just one example of the many mutual aid networks, both college-based and non-college-based, that sprung up across the country in response to the COV…

ecns.cn (2021-11-09). China to strengthen scientific cooperation. ecns.cn The Chinese scientific community will collaborate with international peers to deepen research cooperation in frontier sciences, promote openness and inclusivity for scientific undertakings, and jointly tackle major global challenges.

jamanetwork (2021-11-09). Addition of Nonauthor Collaborator Names of the COMEBAC Study. jamanetwork.com The Original Investigation titled "Four-Month Clinical Status of a Cohort of Patients After Hospitalization for COVID-19," published in the April 20, 2021, issue of JAMA, has been updated to include the nonauthor collaborator (group) names in a supplement. This article was corrected online.

Ran NA, Hedberg ML, Rosenbach M. (2021-11-09). Blue Pigmentation of the Skin, Sclera, and Teeth. jamanetwork.com A 69-year-old patient presented with progressive blue skin pigmentation. He had recurrent staphylococcus bacteremia due to infection of an ICD lead and was being treated with minocycline, 100 mg twice daily. He reported no discoloration of his sweat or urine. Laboratory tests revealed elevated creatinine and total bilirubin. What is the diagnosis and what would you do next?

Joris Leverink (2021-11-09). The Laura Flanders Show: "The Way Forward" with AOC & Noam Chomsky. roarmag.org In this historic, inter-generational meeting of minds, Laura Flanders brings together New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY Representative 14th District) and MIT professor emeritus Noam Chomsky — for the first time ever — to discuss the way forward for people, politics and the planet. From labor strikes to racial uprisings to climate action to the Great Resignation, they reflect on the renewed power of collective organizing and the changing tide in economic thinking and electoral politics. | Their insights demand that we think differently about everything from our nation's history and…

WSWS (2021-11-09). New York Times hails "labor coverage" of publications aligned with the Democratic Party and trade union apparatus. wsws.org The political establishment is nervous that strikes have broken out in defiance of the trade unions, and the Times is trying to promote publications that can shore up support for these pro-management institutions.

_____ (2021-11-09). America's Eager European Provocateurs Visit Taiwan. journal-neo.org In what at first glance looked like the European Union getting onboard with the US-led confrontation with China, a recent delegation led by Raphael Glucksmann sent to Taiwan supposedly representing the EU tells a story less of supposed mainland "interference" within the island territory, and instead, a story about US interference within the EU. Glucksmann …

_____ (2021-11-09). Disastrous –°limate –°onsequences for Africa and the Glasgow Conference. journal-neo.org Recently, various media reports on the manifestation of climate change in the world have become more and more like battlefield reports. These changes are affecting rich countries as well as poorer ones. Climate change in Africa is a growing threat to Africans as Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change. According …

_____ (2021-11-09). Gas Crisis in Europe: an Outlook of the Arab World. journal-neo.org The current turbulence in the European gas market has attracted the attention of the Arabs closely watching the gas price situation. After all, the Arab oil-producing countries account for 56% of oil reserves and almost 27% of natural gas globally. In 2020, according to local data, they produced 28% of oil and 15% of natural …

_____ (2021-11-09). On the Outcome of the Lower House Election in Japan. journal-neo.org On October 31, lower house election was held in Japan, the primary outcome of which can be summed up as the preservation of the domestic political status quo. With some noteworthy caveats, as discussed below. The final data published on the distribution of the parliamentary seats received by the opponents show that the ruling Liberal Democratic …

_____ (2021-11-09). Farmers In Solidarity With Striking Workers. popularresistance.org It's going to be a very good year for the top dogs and shareholders at Deere & Co. The Iowa-based equipment manufacturer says it earned more in the first nine months of its fiscal year than during its best year in 2013. The corporation's third-quarter results are nearly $4.7 billion. John May, the company's CEO, made over $14.7 million in total compensation in 2020. Reports are that his salary increased 160 percent during the pandemic while laid-off manufacturing workers saw "incentive" pay cut. | On October 14, 10,000 unionized skilled manufacturing employees at Deere & Co. initiat…

_____ (2021-11-09). Fast-Food Workers Strike Across California. popularresistance.org Fast-food workers say they are fed up with their working conditions, and on Tuesday morning, they're walking out. | Thousands of employees in the fast-food industry are going on strike across California, walking out for better working conditions, wages and hours and calling on lawmakers to offer them a bigger say in their futures. | A McDonald's location on Floral Drive in Monterey Park, where workers allege sewers recently flooded the kitchen, is the SoCal site of the rally employees planned for 9 a.m. | Other rallies in the area are planned for 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. | By and large, fast-food employees are not repr…

Abbasi J. (2021-11-09). Guided Ultrasound Opens Blood-Brain Barrier to Cancer Drugs. jamanetwork.com In a first-in-human trial, physicians used magnetic resonance—guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) to temporarily open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and enhance medication uptake in brain tumors.

Abbasi J. (2021-11-09). Augmented Cane Could Help People With Visual Impairments. jamanetwork.com Despite the invaluable assistance they provide for many people with visual impairments, white canes can't detect obstacles beyond their length. Meanwhile, guide dogs are expensive to train, putting them out of reach for many.

Abbasi J. (2021-11-09). Closed Loop Device May Alleviate Treatment-Resistant Depression. jamanetwork.com A patient with treatment-resistant depression experienced rapid and sustained improvements with personalized brain mapping and a closed loop deep brain sensing and stimulation device. Results from the proof-of-concept trial appeared in Nature Medicine.

Adriel I. Cepeda Derieux (2021-11-09). Congress Can't Discriminate Against Puerto Rico Residents Just Because They Live There. aclu.org In 2012, José Vaello-Madero, a U.S. citizen born in Puerto Rico but living in New York, applied for and received Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because severe health problems left him unable to support himself. A year later, he moved to Puerto Rico to rejoin his family and care for his ailing wife. He continued to receive SSI benefits, unaware that federal law excludes Puerto Rico residents from the program, simply because they live in a U.S. territory rather than a state. In 2016, the federal government sued Vaello-Madero to collect over $28,000 it claimed it "overpaid." On Tuesday, the Supreme C…

Ann Brown (2021-11-09). Popular Journalist Joel Anderson: Whites Using 'Woke' Pejoratively Is A Racial Slur. moguldom.com Before 2014, not many people outside of Black America had heard of the term "stay woke" or used it. Black people used it to remind other Black people to be alert to systemic racism tactics. "The idea behind it was common within Black communities at that point — the notion that staying 'woke' and alert to …

Ann Brown (2021-11-09). Talk Show Host Joe Madison Goes On Hunger Strike Until Biden Passes Voting Rights Bill. moguldom.com Talk Show Host Joe Madison is frustrated that voting rights bills have yet to be passed so he's taking matters into his own hands to raise awareness of the issue. The host of SiriusXM Urban View's podcast "Joe Madison The Black Eagle " has announced he is on a hunger strike until President Joe Biden …

Anna Pha (2021-11-09). COP26 warned on fossil fuels: 'We're investing in our own demise'. peoplesworld.org "You may as well bomb our islands instead of making us suffer, witnessing our slow and fateful demise," Palau President Surangel S. Whipps, Jr., told the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow. In those few words, Whipps summed up the desperation felt by small Pacific Islands and a number of other developing countries. The rich G20 …

Bill Meyer (2021-11-09). An overview of DOC NYC 2021, largest documentary film festival in U.S. peoplesworld.org The country's largest documentary film festival, DOC NYC, is ready to begin its 2021 edition from November 10-18 in-person and online at www.docnyc.net. This 12th year of DOC NYC has a wealth of relevant films for progressive viewers. Some of the highly recommended docs that have been reviewed previously in these pages include Listening to …

Bravo PE, Cappola TP. (2021-11-09). Mental Stress—Induced Myocardial Ischemia. jamanetwork.com Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of mortality globally, and patients who have chronic forms of CHD experience substantial morbidity, including high rates of recurrent cardiac events and eventual onset of heart failure. Further research to identify vulnerable populations, improve risk stratification, and understand nontraditional risk factors is essential to reduce the public health burden of CHD.

C.J. Atkins (2021-11-09). New book gives civil rights leader Alphaeus Hunton long overdue recognition. peoplesworld.org People's World continues its interview series with authors of the latest books from International Publishers. In this edition, we talk with Tony Pecinovsky, author and editor of The Cancer of Colonialism: W. Alphaeus Hunton, Black Liberation, and the Daily Worker 1944-1946. Q: This is the third book you've had in as many years dealing with …

Canadian Tire Fire (2021-11-09). Canadian Tire Fire #18: Coyote Camp Going Strong, Hamilton Encampment News, Another Deadly Month of Policing. itsgoingdown.org It's been another week where our attention has been turned to settler colonialism and the many forms of resistance to it. The effects of the hierarchical, inhumane, colonial court systems are being felt throughout the country in the form of evictions and police shootings. Flags that Trudeau promised would stay at half mast will be…

Chahal H, Fowler AC, Patel R, et al. (2021-11-09). Characteristics and Outcomes of Products Seeking Competitive Generic Therapy Designation and Exclusivity. jamanetwork.com This study describes the process used by the US Food and Drug Administration to review potential generic drugs for Competitive Generic Therapy (CGT) designation and marketing exclusivity as well as the characteristics and outcomes of products that have sought CGT designation and exclusivity from 2017-2020.

Courtney RJ, Tutka P, Farrell M. (2021-11-09). The Effect of Cytisine vs Varenicline on Smoking Cessation—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Dr Lang raises some interesting points about our trial comparing the effectiveness of cytisine vs varenicline for smoking cessation. At present, only 1 active comparator trial of cytisine vs NRT has been completed. In this study, cytisine was found to be more effective than NRT during follow-up at 1 week, at 1 month (primary outcome), at 2 months, and at 6 months after the quit day. Lang is correct that participants in this study could use single or combination NRT. They were provided a voucher to obtain an 8-week supply of nicotine patches (at varying strengths) and gum or lozenges (at varying strengths…

Dan Korobkin (2021-11-09). Stop-and-Fingerprint Can't Become the Next Stop-and-Frisk. aclu.org Two

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-09). Hackers Get Into Systems Of Robinhood Brokerage, Take Millions Of Names And Email Addresses. moguldom.com Hackers stole the personal information of 7 million Robinhood users and later demanded a ransom in a Nov. 3 voice phishing or "vishing" attack. The attack involved a thief impersonating an authorized party over the phone with a customer-support employee — a technique known in a security context as social engineering. This gave the hacker …

David Ruccio (2021-11-09). Class conflict and economics. mronline.org A funny thing happened on the way to the recovery from the Pandemic Depression: class conflict is back at the core of economics.

Dean Baker (2021-11-09). Hot Tip for NYT: Real Average Hourly Wages for Truckers are Down Five Percent Since 1990, Might Affect Driver Shortage. cepr.net According to new developments in economic theory, it is believed that workers respond to incentives.

ecns.cn (2021-11-09). Chilly winter due to global warming: Expert. ecns.cn Massive snowstorms and a blast of chilly air swept across northern China over the weekend, leaving many people shivering in the freezing cold.

ecns.cn (2021-11-09). U.S. government's data-collecting system outdated, pandemic data messy: newspaper. ecns.cn The U.S. government's data-collecting system is outdated, and the country's data on the pandemic are "messy, unreliable, incomplete and slow," the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-11-09). High-speed rail cuts greenhouse gas emissions. ecns.cn China's high-speed railway network has led to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions…

Editor2 (2021-11-09). Bolívar and Chávez in the Present Time. orinocotribune.com By Adán Chávez Frías — Nov 5, 2021 | During our recent tour of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, we had the opportunity to meet with authorities from the Executive and Legislative Powers of these countries; as well as with representatives of political organizations, the Movement of Solidarity with Venezuela, and cultural and academic institutions of both nations. | We also established contact with Venezuelan scholarship holders and work closely with the media, in order to continue bringing the truth about Venezuela to the world. | In all these meetings, references to El Libertador Simón Bol…

Editor (2021-11-09). Brazil mourns Marília Mendonàßa. mronline.org In the macho, back-country world of Sertanejo music, Mendonàßa demanded respect for women.

Editor (2021-11-09). Man announces he will quit drinking by 2050. mronline.org A Sydney man has set an ambitious target to phase out his alcohol consumption within the next 29 years, as part of an impressive plan to improve his health.

Editor (2021-11-09). SFSU President sides with tech giants on silencing of Palestinian voices. mronline.org President Mahoney's decision upholds the University's acceptance of Big Tech's increasing control over academic discussion, and its complicity with Zionist organizations.

Fight Back (2021-11-09). Statement Against Israel Declaring Six Human Rights Organizations as "Terrorist" fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | The Israeli Defense Minister has tagged six human rights organizations in Palestine as "terrorists." These organizations – Al-Haq, Addameer, Bisan Center, Defense for Children International-Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, and the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees — are all well known for their courage in aiding the besieged Palestinian people as they continue to resist harsh and illegal occupation. | Labeling them as terrorists means the occupation f…

Heather L. Weaver (2021-11-09). The Final Religious Request of a Man on Death Row is in the Supreme Court's Hands. aclu.org Texas plans to execute John H. Ramirez, but state officials are not satisfied with merely taking his life. They are also intent on denying him the right to practice his faith when it matters most—in his final moments. Mr. Ramirez, a Christian, has asked that his longtime pastor be able to touch him and pray aloud over him as he dies. When the state refused this modest religious accommodation, the Supreme Court stepped in, delaying the execution and agreeing to hear Mr. Ramirez's case. Oral argument is set for November 9. | In Mr. Ramirez's Baptist tradition, the practice of spiritual touch by a pastor is…

I.J. (2021-11-09). Pittsburghers rally to support Pillsbury boycott in solidarity with Palestine. liberationnews.org On October 24, the Party for Socialism and Liberation's Pittsburgh branch joined with the Pittsburgh BDS Coalition for a demonstration promoting the boycott of Pillsbury.

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-11-09). *BONUS* Some Questions on My Mind. anchor.fm I ask two questions: 1.) What role do individuals play in history? 2.) Can we build a true Proletarian Revolution/People's Liberation as atomized, and disconnected, and especially without a Communist Party? Idk, you tell me! Go think some thought yo!

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-09). What Happened In The Buffalo Mayor's Race? How Socialist India Walton Was Stopped By Democratic Party Establishment And Republicans. moguldom.com Buffalo mayoral candidate India Walton made history in the Democratic primaries in June when she defeated long-serving incumbent Mayor Byron Brown. For a while, it looked like Walton was on the verge of becoming the first Black person, woman and openly socialist candidate to lead New York's second-most populous city. Those hopes were dashed on …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-09). Political Thinker Irami Osei-Frimpong: The US Government Made Black Americans Broke, That's Why Howard Infrastructure Is Poor. moguldom.com Political thinker Irami Osei-Frimpong said he had to get something off his chest about the condemnation facing Howard University as students continue a month of protests against unsanitary living conditions in their campus dorms. Students have been occupying the Blackburn University Center on Howard's campus since Oct. 12, complaining that their dorms are infested with …

jamanetwork (2021-11-09). Higher-Dose Naloxone Nasal Spray (Kloxxado) for Opioid Overdose. jamanetwork.com This Medical Letter review summarizes the use of Kloxxado, a higher-dose intranasal naloxone formulation, for emergency treatment of opioid overdose.

jamanetwork (2021-11-09). Routine Smallpox Vaccination. jamanetwork.com The Public Health Service's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics have recently recommended that the United States discontinue routine smallpox vaccination. For the first time, the risk of acquiring a major infectious disease has declined to a level where universal vaccination is no longer needed.

Joris Leverink (2021-11-09). Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Capital in the Attic. roarmag.org Season 3, Episode 24 — Capital in the Attic: | In this episode of ACC, Prof. Harvey talks about the real players in our capitalist society who operate outside of the market system and are accumulating massive amounts of wealth. Players like Carlos Slim, the Koch brothers, Stephen A. Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone, reside in the "attic," where real wealth and real power are being assembled, argues Harvey. | You can support this podcast on

José Mireles Alcalá (2021-11-09). En apoyo a los proyectos de ley de indexación salarial y rescate de prestaciones sociales. peoplesworld.org CARACAS—La Central Unitaria de Trabajadores de Venezuela (CUTV) inicio este jueves 4 de noviembre desde la Plaza Caracas en la capital venezolana, la jornada de recolección de firmas de la población en apoyo proyecto al proyecto de Ley de Indexación Salarial y de Las Prestaciones Sociales. ´En estos momentos los trabajadores y trabajadoras de la …

Karen Conner (2021-11-09). PREVIEW: What to Look for in the October Consumer Price Index. cepr.net Thus far, inflation in the rent components has been relatively restrained, although that may be changing as rents begin to follow house sales prices upwards.

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-09). Bubble Trouble: Stock Analyst Says Tesla Stock Is Overvalued By $1 Trillion. moguldom.com Silicon Valley-based electric vehicle maker Tesla recently saw its market capitalization cross the $1 trillion mark, and its stock could be overvalued by $1 trillion, according to an independent investment-research firm. David Trainer is the CEO of Tennesee-based New Constructs, an equity research firm that provides valuations for private and public businesses. Tesla shares could …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-09). Mr. Olympia Shawn Rhoden Passes Away At 46 From Heart Attack. moguldom.com Former Mr. Olympia champion Shawn Rhoden, known by the nickname "Flexatron," passed away on Nov. 6 at age 46 from a heart attack, according to a report by Generation Iron. A Jamaican native, Rhoden was a modern bodybuilding legend best known for winning the prestigious Mr. Olympia professional men's bodybuilding contest in 2018, after defeating …

Kim D, Park H, Rhyu I. (2021-11-09). Gustav Klimt's The Kiss— Art and the Biology of Early Human Development. jamanetwork.com This Arts and Medicine feature identifies biological illustrations that may have influenced ornamental forms in The Kiss and other paintings by Gustav Klimt, emerging from the artist's close interactions with scientists and embryologists and their writings in turn-of-the-century Vienna society.

Lang A. (2021-11-09). The Effect of Cytisine vs Varenicline on Smoking Cessation. jamanetwork.com To the Editor I have several comments about the recent trial comparing cytisine with varenicline. First, caution must be exercised when stating that cytisine is definitively more effective than nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), as was stated in the abstract. This statement refers to 1 trial that compared cytisine with varenicline but also allowed participants to use nicotine replacement monotherapy or any combination of nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges and did not report the usage of each of these potential regimens.

Magudia K, Campbell SR, Rangel EL, et al. (2021-11-09). Medical Specialty Board Leave Policy Updates After 2021 ABMS Mandate. jamanetwork.com This study assesses how member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) have adhered to a 2021 ABMS policy change allowing residents a minimum of 6 weeks of parental, caregiver, and medical leave.

Margaret Kimberley (2021-11-09). Elections and the Illusion of Black Political Power. orinocotribune.com By Margaret Kimberley — Nov 3, 2021 | Black politicians may be openly conservative or pretend leftists but their constituents rarely get what they need. Politics absent a mass movement is a recipe for inaction or even outright betrayal. | Election day is treated with great fanfare in this country. Citizens are propagandized into voting for the sake of voting and are shamed if they don't. Black people who question the value of the process are under particular pressure. "People died so that you could vote," and other exhortations cheapen the memory of the liberation movement which sought to guarantee human rig…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-09). Poor People's Campaign demands meeting with Biden over Manchin's BBB cuts. peoplesworld.org

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-11-09). UN turns to world leaders and the wealthy to help with world hunger. nationofchange.org "We've got conflict, climate change, and Covid-19 driving up the numbers of the acutely hungry, and there are now more than 45 million people marching towards the brink of starvation."

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-09). Climate Change Will Harm All, But Will Disproportionately Impact Various Demographic Groups. cepr.net The findings from the EPA report have two major implications. First and foremost, people of color are not part of a monolithic group. Second, the EPA report should help guide policy decisions in responding to climate change.

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-09). Setting the Record Straight About what Biden's Proposed Social Programs Would Do. cepr.net If this bill is passed, voters in the midterm elections a year from now will support those incumbents who made it happen.

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-11-09). Israeli spyware targeted Palestinian human rights workers. electronicintifada.net Totalitarian population surveillance revealed in occupied West Bank.

Max Parry (2021-11-09). A New Memoir Reveals How Brzezinski's Chessboard Led to US Being Checkmated in Afghanistan. dissidentvoice.org Nearly as suspenseful as the Taliban's meteoric return to power after the final withdrawal of American armed forces from Afghanistan is the uncertainty over what will come next amid the fallout. Many have predicted that Russia and China will step in to fill the power vacuum and convince the facelift Taliban to negotiate a power-sharing …

Mei Mei Chan (2021-11-09). San Fransisco gig workers demand DoorDash drop appeal of Prop 22 ruling. liberationnews.org 'We are fighting not only for ourselves, but the future of contract workers. We cannot let what we're going through become the new normal."

Miele NF. (2021-11-09). Iatrogenic Delivery for Suspected Fetal Growth Restriction and Childhood School Outcomes. jamanetwork.com To the Editor I have several concerns about the recent article that addressed iatrogenic delivery for suspected FGR and childhood school outcomes. First, the authors did not use an appropriate control group. The question of whether early iatrogenic delivery for suspected FGR leads to poor childhood school outcomes can be answered only by comparing infants who were delivered early vs those who were not. Comparing early delivery of infants with suspected FGR and non—small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants delivered prematurely merely reinforces that SGA infants fare worse than non-SGA infants and does not imp…

Monica Cruz (2021-11-09). Columbia University student workers begin second largest strike in the US. peoplesdispatch.org The strike by over 3,000 Columbia graduate student workers is taking place amid a wave of similar actions at some of the richest universities in the United States which have failed to give workers their due…

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-11-09). Podcast Ep 46: Israel declares war on Palestinian civil society. electronicintifada.net Blacklisted groups fight back.

Osarogiagbon RU, Mullangi S, Schrag D. (2021-11-09). Medicare Spending, Utilization, and Quality in the Oncology Care Model. jamanetwork.com Health care costs are an issue of national importance. Health expenditures in the US are projected to reach $6.19 trillion by 2028, or 19.7% of gross domestic product, an estimated annual growth rate of 5.4% since 2019. The growth rate for Medicare spending is projected to be even higher at 7.6% per year. Cancer spending accounts for a significant proportion of these expenditures. Aging and population growth are projected to increase the costs of cancer care delivery from $183 billion in 2015 to an estimated $246 billion in 2030. Although drug prices constitute the fastest-increasing proportion of cancer care cos…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-09). Saharawi human rights defenders condemn Moroccan war crimes. peoplesdispatch.org The report published by CODESA on the atrocities committed by the Moroccan forces blames UN agencies and other human rights organizations for failing to intervene and investigate the cases of human rights violations…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-09). Working class groups worldwide celebrate anniversary of October Revolution. peoplesdispatch.org The communist-oriented working class in Petrograd led by Vladimir Lenin captured state power in Russia and established a socialist state under workers' control, which expanded and became the Soviet Union in 1922…

Reynard Loki (2021-11-09). Should Humans Try to Modify the Amount of Sunlight the Earth Receives? | Take Action Tuesday @EarthFoodLife. independentmediainstitute.org Managing solar radiation through technology is possible, but there are ethical and political concerns. By Daniel Ross, Independent Media Institute 8 min read Desperate times call for desperate measures, as the saying goes. As scientists, policymakers and politicians keep one increasingly startled eye on climate change's ticking clock and the other on the ongoing, upwardly …

SAM (2021-11-09). Should Rich People Get a Free Pass at Tax Time? inequality.org

Selvaratnam R, Wallace E, Davey M. (2021-11-09). Iatrogenic Delivery for Suspected Fetal Growth Restriction and Childhood School Outcomes—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We agree with Dr Smith that the progressive nature of FGR, whereby the fetus crosses birth weight percentiles with advancing gestation, means that some fetuses born at a later gestation would not have been in less than the third percentile had they been born earlier. However, we do not believe that this undermines the findings of our study for several reasons. First, we showed that the infants with birth weight in less than the third percentile not suspected of FGR and therefore born later had higher rates of several pregnancy complications than those delivered earlier, indicating that their FGR was not…

Special to People's World (2021-11-09). Latino Theater Company's 'RE:Encuentro 2021' highlights Latinx companies, artists. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — Latino Theater Company presents RE: Encuentro 2021, a virtual, national Latinx theater festival featuring 16 companies and performers from across the U.S. in "digital residence" at The Los Angeles Theatre Center from Thurs., Nov. 12 through Sun., Nov. 21. Streaming performances and panels can be experienced for free via Latino Theater Company's online …

Staff (2021-11-09). En Nicaragua, los yanquis nunca más organizarán las elecciones (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Aquí está Carlos, en estas Luchas, en estas Batallas que venimos librando, en estas Luchas que gracias a la Conciencia, a la Mística, al Ejemplo de nuestro Hermano Carlos Fonseca, que "es de los muertos que nunca mueren", como lo dijo Tomás, de ahí viene la energía que nos permite alcanzar grandes Victorias.

Syria Solidarity Movement (2021-11-09). President al-Assad: Syria is keen on developing relations with China. dissidentvoice.org President Bashar al-Assad made a telephone call on Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, during which the two sides discussed the close bilateral relations and means of expanding mutual cooperation. During the phone call, the two sides affirmed the great importance given to develop bilateral relations as President al-Assad considered the relationship with China as …

Tamara Nassar (2021-11-09). Is the EU really shocked about the killing of a Palestinian boy? electronicintifada.net Fifteen children have been shot dead by Israel in the West Bank this year.

The Socialist Program (2021-11-09). "Uproot the System!" — Save the Planet, End Capitalism. liberationnews.org Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss how tens of thousands of people marched in Glasgow and all over the world last weekend, chanting "uproot the system!" and demanding the transformation of the world economy to combat the climate crisis.

Voelker R. (2021-11-09). Survey Describes How Patients With Arthritis Get Moving. jamanetwork.com This Medical News article describes the physical activities that adults with arthritis engage in most frequently.

Jessica Corbett (2021-11-09). First draft of COP26 decision text slammed as 'love letter' to fossil fuel industry. nationofchange.org "To keep 1.5 alive," said the head of Greenpeace, "fossil fuels phase-out" must be added, and "countries must come back next year to close the gap."

WSWS (2021-11-09). Unions betray Tollcross McVitie's workers in Scotland factory closure. wsws.org Workers at the closure threatened McVitie's biscuit factory in Glasgow, Scotland have voted to accept redundancy terms after months of sabotage by the GMB, Unite and Unison trade unions.

WSWS (2021-11-09). Australia: Property bubble bonanza for ruling elite fuels social crisis for the working class. wsws.org Amid a pandemic and massive economic disruption, property prices have risen at a faster rate than ever before, while wages stagnate or decline.

WSWS (2021-11-09). New Zealand emergency doctor warns of "preventable catastrophe" from COVID-19. wsws.org Northland-based emergency doctor Gary Payinda spoke to the World Socialist Web Site about the low vaccination rates for COVID-19 and warned that already overstretched hospitals will be unable to cope with a wave of severe illnesses.

Anonymous007 (2021-11-09). Military Situation In Yemen On November 9, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 228 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On November 8, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 40 airstrikes on the Jubah and Sarwah districts | On November 8, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf district | On November 8, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Kitaf district | On November 9, clashes be…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-11-09). Le nuove armi finanziarie dell'Occidente. globalresearch.ca Nuove armi si stanno aggiungendo all'arsenale delle politiche economiche e finanziarie dell'Occidente. Per comprenderne la natura e portata, occorre partire da quelle sinora usate: le sanzioni — compresa quella più pesante, l'embargo — attuate soprattutto da Stati uniti e Unione …

MEE staff (2021-11-09). US: Appeals court rules WhatsApp can sue Israeli firm NSO Group. middleeasteye.net US: Appeals court rules WhatsApp can sue Israeli firm NSO Group | Federal appeals court rejected NSO's claims that it has foreign sovereign immunity from the civil court case | Tue, 11/09/2021 – 17: 03 | The Israeli firm has sparked outrage after an investigation revealed its Pegasus spyware was used by security forces and governments in several countries (AFP/File photo) | A United States federal appeals cour…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-09). Proposed illegal image detectors on devices are 'easily fooled'. imperial.ac.uk Proposed algorithms that detect illegal images on devices can be easily fooled with imperceptible changes to images, Imperial research has found.

Staff (2021-11-09). Test results for steel used in US Navy subs 'falsified' for decades. rt.com A former metallurgist at a Washington state foundry that produced steel used in US Navy submarines has admitted to taking "shortcuts" and doctoring the results of strength and toughness tests on the metal for over three decades. | Elaine Marie Thomas, 67, pleaded guilty to the fraud at a Tacoma court on Monday. Thomas was the director of metallurgy at a foundry in the city that provided steel castings used by Navy contractors Electric Boat and Newport News Shipbuilding to manufacture submarine hulls. | According to the Justice Department, the tests were to prove that the steel would hold up in a collision or d…

MEE staff (2021-11-09). Covid-19 pandemic fuelled antisemitic conspiracy theories: EU study. middleeasteye.net Covid-19 pandemic fuelled antisemitic conspiracy theories: EU study | Report finds 'new antisemitic myths and conspiracy theories that blame Jews for the pandemic have come to the fore' | Tue, 11/09/2021 – 12: 23 | The report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights found that antisemitic acts were consistently under-reported (AFP) | Antisemitism increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly…

MEE staff (2021-11-09). Syria can re-enter Arab League if certain steps are met, says Egypt's foreign minister. middleeasteye.net Syria can re-enter Arab League if certain steps are met, says Egypt's foreign minister | Sameh Shoukry said Syria must 'play its traditional role in support of Arab national security' | Tue, 11/09/2021 – 19: 32 | Egyptian Foreign Minister visited Washington this week for the Egypt Strategic Dialogue with the Biden administration (AFP) |

WSWS (2021-11-09). Australian Education Union imposes limited school work bans in Victoria. wsws.org The campaign for decent wages and working conditions must be taken out of the hands of the union bureaucracy, and connected to the fight to protect the safety of staff and students by closing schools in conditions of continued COVID-19 transmission.

David Swanson (2021-11-09). Feel Like NPR Is Spewing Corrupt Propaganda? Here's Why. warisacrime.org NPR posted a story called "Feel like you don't fit in either political party? Here's why." Of course I knew why. Neither party supports anything remotely close to my views on government budgets, climate, environment, taxation, militarism, healthcare, retirement, housing, education, transportation, or any other significant policy area. But NPR's story was about a Pew …

Staff (2021-11-09). Headliner of deadly Astroworld concert was warned about 'public safety concerns' — police. rt.com Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said he had a meeting with Travis Scott to express his public safety concerns to him ahead of the rapper's sold-out show on Friday, which ended in eight people being killed in a crowd surge. | The meeting was "brief and respectful," Finner said in a statement on Twitter, adding that the head of security of the Astroworld Festival, which Scott founded in 2018, was also present. | "I expressed my concerns regarding public safety and that in my 31 years of law enforcement experience I have never seen a time with more challenges facing citizens of all ages, to include a global pand…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-09). Op-Ed: Turkey is bedrock of NATO's eastern, southeastern flanks. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From today's Anadolu Agency. Written by Ahmet Gencturk, identified as an Anadolu correspondent and research fellow in history at the University of Rome. Security of NATO and hence EU starts from its eastern and southeastern flanks and completely depends on their strength and stability While assertive Russian and Chinese foreign policies, which do not hesitate …

WSWS (2021-11-09). Denis Villeneuve brings half of sci-fi classic Dune to life. wsws.org Denis Villeneuve's Dune largely succeeds in setting up Dune: Part Two, while reducing or removing some of the more compelling aspects of the classic novel, including its ecological concerns.

Anonymous007 (2021-11-09). Massacres And Lethal Incidents Leave Scores Dead In Niger. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The population of Niger is suffering from increasingly violent terrorist attacks in recent months. | On November 2nd, Islamic extremists have killed 69 people in the latest attack in the volatile border region near Mali. This happened when terrorists ambushed a self-defense brigade in western Niger. | The violence took place earlier this week near Banibangou, about 155 miles (250 kilometers) north of the capital, Niamey. | The town's mayor w…

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-09). Vice President Rodríguez Announces Which Vaccines will be Given to Venezuelan Children. orinocotribune.com With the immunization campaign beginning to target a wider sector of the Venezuelan population, Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez informed the public which vaccines would be authorized for children between two and eleven years old. | This Monday marked the

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-09). Gunfire reported on Belarusian-Polish border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Press review: Shots fired on Polish-Belarusian border According to the BelTA news agency…sources on both sides of the [Belarusian-Polish] border reported having heard shots. It is not possible to exclude that Belarusian and Polish forces may clash on the border just as it is not possible to exclude various provocations. However, given the Belarusian-Russian military …

WSWS (2021-11-09). French anti-lockdown professor investigated for illegal experimentation. wsws.org Raoult allegedly conducted unapproved experiments in the course of a tuberculosis treatment trial, causing serious medical complications in several patients.

Staff (2021-11-09). Julian Assange's Fiancée Stella Moris: WikiLeaks Helped Expose Climate Change Hypocrisy & War Crimes. democracynow.org Britain's High Court is expected to decide in the coming weeks whether to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he faces up to 175 years in prison under espionage charges for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. We get an update from Assange's partner, Stella Moris, who is in Glasgow as part of her campaign to free Julian and to highlight how WikiLeaks has also revealed evidence of how corporations and states have undermined the goals of prior climate summits. Moris says WikiLeaks is an "extraordinary tool … to understand the relationships between the states…

WSWS (2021-11-09). University of Florida reverses ban on faculty from testifying in voting rights lawsuit. wsws.org University administrators were forced to reverse their prohibitions against testifying following an outpouring of opposition from legal experts and academics, and on social media.

Staff (2021-11-09). Hackers steal sensitive data from millions of Robinhood users. rt.com Scandal-hit investment platform Robinhood has revealed that the personal data of millions of its customers was exposed by a "data security incident" after an extortionist "socially engineered" a customer support staffer last week. | In a During the data breach, which occurred on November 3, the attacker…

WSWS (2021-11-09). Letter from a Caterpillar worker to Deere strikers: "Take the reins in your own hands" wsws.org The UAW's betrayals of two strikes at Caterpillar in the 1990s—one from 1991-1992 and a second, 17-month long strike from 1994-1995—were among the most bitter and significant defeats suffered by the working class at the hands of the union bureaucracy in that decade.

Don Fitz (2021-11-09). Path to extinction or path to a livable future? greenleft.org.au In a new book, Stan Cox dismisses the anti-science and racism of climate denialists such as Donald Trump, strips bare the insincerity of the early Joe Biden administration, and uncovers the lurking dangers of energy denial, writes Don Fitz.

Safiullah Taye, Niamatullah Ibrahimi (2021-11-09). World faces hunger dilemma in Afghanistan. asiatimes.com The fall of the Afghan government to the Taliban has presented the world with some stark choices. In recent weeks, the international community has raised alarm about the rapidly escalating humanitarian emergency in the country, calling for an influx of aid to reach millions of Afghans ahead of the winter. In the meantime, the new …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-09). Could Vaccine Requirements For Truck Drivers Blow Up US Supply Chain And Economy? moguldom.com A lobbying association for truckload carriers warns that the new federal covid-19 vaccine mandate requiring businesses with 100 or more employees to be fully vaccinated, wear masks and submit to tests, will be "disastrous" for the already strained supply chain and it could ruin Christmas. From manufactured goods to retail products, about 70 percent of all …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-09). Stoltenberg: NATO stands in solidarity with Poland and all our Allies in the region. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO chief voices solidarity with Poland amid border standoff The NATO chief on Tuesday voiced solidarity with Poland amid a migrant crisis at the country's border with Belarus. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg made the statement after discussing the border standoff with Polish President Andrzej Duda…. He added: "NATO stands in solidarity with Poland and all …

Anonymous007 (2021-11-09). Lithuania Mulls State Of Emergency In Anticipation Of Migrant Wave From Belarus. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Lithuania's government has asked the parliament to declare a state of emergency on the country's border with Belarus. | After thousands of migrants are organizing a sit-in with tents and attempting to push into Poland, Vilnius expects that the same fate awaits its border with Belarus."In view of this really serious situation, the Interior Ministry proposes to introduce an emergency situation. The government will have to consider the proposal and make the decision," Interior M…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-09). Ukraine's top military commander tells NATO officials "the war continues," conjures up hypothetical Russian threat. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian Army Commander says expansion of Russia's military aggression not ruled out During the opening of the 5th multinational annual conference on improving the training of sergeants in Ukraine under the NATO DEEP (Defense Education Enhancement Program), the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Valery Zaluzhnyi, said he could not rule out …

Pip Hinman (2021-11-09). New alliance for council demergers launched. greenleft.org.au A cross-party alliance has come behind a renewed call for the forcibly merged councils in NSW to de-amalgamate. Pip Hinman reports.

WSWS (2021-11-09). Howard University students denounce deplorable living conditions. wsws.org Student protesters spoke to the World Socialist Web Site about their living conditions and wrongful campus layoffs as the protest at Howard University enters its fifth week.

Aidan O'Brien (2021-11-09). How the U.S. Lost the "Great Game" in Central Asia. covertactionmagazine.com When the Soviet Union collapsed, the U.S. power elite saw an opportunity to take over the oil-rich region considered key …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-09). U.S., EU join NATO in condemning Belarus, backing neighboring NATO states. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US condemns Belarus for 'orchestrating' migrant flows to Europe The US State Department on Monday called on the Belarusian authorities to immediately halt their "campaign of orchestrating and coercing irregular migration flows" across the country's borders. "The United States strongly condemns the Lukashenka regime's political exploitation and coercion of vulnerable people, and the regime's callous …

WSWS (2021-11-09). Organise a fightback for higher wages! End sweatshop exploitation! wsws.org The London Bus Rank-and-File Committee is fighting for a strategy to win, linking the fight for pay with urgent health measures to stop the pandemic and reverse the decades-long attack on conditions.

Mustafa Abu Sneineh (2021-11-09). Meet Blue Wolf, the app Israel uses to spy on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. middleeasteye.net Meet Blue Wolf, the app Israel uses to spy on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank | An explosive report in the Washington Post reveals extensive Israeli military surveillance project in West Bank | Tue, 11/09/2021 – 14: 09 | An Israeli technician climbs up a pole to install a surveillance camera in occupied Ras al-Amud, East Jerusalem, on 24 January 2019 (AFP) | Cameras have lo…

WSWS (2021-11-09). New investigations reveal major police departments across the US riddled with Oath Keeper fascists. wsws.org Last Tuesday's elections also show Oath Keeper fascists and supporters of Donald Trump's January 6 coup continue to run as Republicans and be elected to state and local offices.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-09). Syrian Air Defence Systems In Tartus Intercepted Israeli Missiles. But Not All Of Them (Video). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 8th, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) carried out an attack on south-western and central Syria. according to the Syrian Defence Ministry, the Israeli Air Force launched a series of missile strikes from Lebanese airspace. | According to the Syrian officials, the air defense systems in Tartus repelled the attack and shot down most of the missiles over the Homs province. However, 2 SAA soldiers were injured and material damage was reported as a result of the attack. | According to…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-09). Lloyd Austin hails Georgia's role as Pentagon outpost on Black Sea, in Caucasus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US Defense Secretary to PM Garibashvili: 'Thank you for supporting the US-Georgia strategic partnership' "Thank you for hosting me in Georgia and for supporting the US-Georgia strategic partnership", says US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in his official letter to Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. In an official letter to Garibashvili, Lloyd noted the importance …

WSWS (2021-11-09). Three of Florida's largest school districts remove mask mandates in school. wsws.org The assertion that circumstances are now safe for the abandonment of mask requirements is dishonest and unscientific, as epidemiologists warn against premature celebrations of the pandemic being over.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-11-09). Tomgram: Hartung and Smithberger, The Pentagon's Yearly Blank Check. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Today, TomDispatch regulars and Pentagon experts William Hartung and Mandy Smithberger consider the way the funding of the U.S. military and the industrial complex that goes with it has headed for what used to be called "the wild …

Anonymous765 (2021-11-09). The Migrant Tug Of War At The Belarus-Poland Border. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | MONERO (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSrhHEqpDYK…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-09). Baku renews threats against Armenia over "Azerbaijani lands" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com By the "territories of Azerbaijan" and "Azerbaijani lands" is presumably meant any part of Nagorno-Karabakh not yet attacked and seized by the Azerbaijan-Turkey one nation, two states military bloc. Illegal visit of the Minister of Defense of Armenia to the territory of Azerbaijan — military-political provocation — Ministry of Defense [T]his is stated in the …

Yasmeen Afghan (2021-11-09). Kabul Diaries Part 19: Afghan cricketers subtly defy Taliban. greenleft.org.au Afghanistan, a country gripped by misery, tyranny and an uncertain future, is having moments of joy and pride, thanks to the men's national cricket team, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

MEE, agencies (2021-11-09). Syria: President Assad receives UAE foreign minister in Damascus. middleeasteye.net Syria: President Assad receives UAE foreign minister in Damascus | Emirati delegation arrives in Syria on one of the highest level diplomatic visits to the country in recent years | Tue, 11/09/2021 – 13: 31 | Syria's President Bashar al-Assad meets with United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, in Damascus Syria on 9 November 2021 (Syrian Presidency/Handout) | Syrian…

Keith Harmon Snow (2021-11-09). The Cult of the Toothpick King: Central Africa Revisited. dissidentvoice.org Review of British journalist Michela Wrong's remarkable new book Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad replete with a survey of some of the more notable reviews and the notorious1 reviewers who reviewed it. Do Not Disturb is a book out some six months now that has catapulted …

Staff (2021-11-09). Julian Assange's Fiancée: U.K. Blocking Our Attempt to Marry While He Is Tortured in Belmarsh Prison. democracynow.org Stella Moris, partner of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says British authorities have so far blocked attempts for her and Assange to marry while he is being held in Belmarsh prison. Supporters have also raised concerns Assange has become suicidal. "They are killing him. If he dies, it is because they are killing him," Moris says. "They are torturing him to death."

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-09). Provocation against Belarus' Armed Forces: Minsk summons Polish military attaché. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Belarusian Defense Ministry summons Polish military attache Defense Attache of the Embassy of Poland in Belarus, Colonel Jaroslaw Kembrowski was summoned to the Belarusian Defense Ministry on 9 November, the ministry's press service told BelTA. The defense attache was told that Poland's accusations alleging Belarusian military personnel are complicit in the migration crisis at the …

Staff (2021-11-09). MSNBC claims jump in US inflation is a 'GOOD THING', actually. rt.com MSNBC is trying to sell Americans on the idea that the inflation crisis is a "good thing." Online reaction suggests that few people are buying it — so much so that the left-wing media outlet deleted its claim without explanation. | The network posted a Twitter message on Monday to promote an article on rising prices by saying, "Why the inflation we're now seeing is a good thing." The article was an

Anonymous103 (2021-11-09). Civilians Fall Victims To US And ISIS Fire In Syria's Deir Ezzor Countryside. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Khaled Iskef | The Deir Ezzor governorate has recently witnessed two separate incidents, which resulted in victims among the local civilians. | The first victims were a result of US forces' raid in one of the villages, while the second incident took place when ISIS militants carried out an attack on a condolence tent and civilian houses in another area. | Abed Nahar al-Majoul | In early hours on Novem…

David Swanson (2021-11-09). COPOUT 26 Left Out the Topics and People It Needed. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, Labour Hub, November 9, 2021 I'm not sure what we should have expected from a 26th UN climate meeting after 25 previous meetings had generated the opposite of the purportedly intended result. What we got was a festival of greenwashing that included in the meetings more fossil fuel lobbyists than the delegates …

MEE, agencies (2021-11-09). Sudan coup: Internet 'must be restored' says court as blackout enters 16th day. middleeasteye.net Sudan coup: Internet 'must be restored' says court as blackout enters 16th day | Judge orders Zain, MTN, and local provider Sudani to restore internet services as blackout continues | Tue, 11/09/2021 – 14: 34 | Youths sit on a street barricade built by anti-coup protesters in Khartoum on 7 November 2021 (AFP) | A Sudanese court ruled on Tuesday that internet services that had been cut duri…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-09). NATO trains Azerbaijani navy to meet NATO standards in Turkish exercise. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com This is an ongoing exercise that includes military observers from Azerbaijan's and Turkey's Three Brothers military axis ally Pakistan as well as Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Nigeria, Oman and Ukraine. Azerbaijani naval sailors took part in NATO assessment exercises As part of the NATO Operational Capabilities Concept at the Eastern Mediterranean-2021 multinational naval exercise in …

WSWS (2021-11-09). Brutal police killing of 18 year old Roma youth sparks protests in Greece. wsws.org While Roma are disproportionate victims of police harassment and violence in Greece, with police raids in Roma settlements a common occurrence, police violence affects the entire working class.

WSWS (2021-11-09). Polish government announces massive rearmament programme. wsws.org Poland has announced a doubling of the size of its armed forces and an enormous military build-up.

_____ (2021-11-09). Glasgow First Draft Text Revealed. popularresistance.org Glasgow, Scotland — The first draft of the Glasgow final decision text at COP26 completely fails to mention fossil fuels, despite expert consensus on the need to end new coal, oil and gas immediately to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement 1.5C goal. | Thanks to blocking by fossil fuel interests, the first version of the official text, published by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, fails to acknowledge that fossil fuels are driving the climate crisis, nor does it make any commitment to tangible actions to end global reliance on coal, oil and gas. The text is just 850 words long.

Meron Rapoport (2021-11-09). Itamar Ben-Gvir: With rise of a Jewish supremacist, Israel's Likud is pulled far-right. middleeasteye.net Itamar Ben-Gvir: With rise of a Jewish supremacist, Israel's Likud is pulled far-right | Elected only eight months ago, the Kahanist is unifying a chunk of Israeli right-wing supporters who are now openly racist | Tue, 11/09/2021 – 11: 37 | Israeli lawmaker Itamar Ben-Gvir by Damascus Gate just outside Jerusalem's Old City earlier this year (Reuters)
| For many years, Itamar Ben-Gvir was a p…

Staff (2021-11-09). Empresas emergentes esperan una revolución de la telemedicina tras la pandemia. cubadebate.cu Desde aplicaciones de salud mental a cascos que realizan en remoto descargas eléctricas en el cerebro de un paciente, las empresas emergentes en la Web Summit de Lisboa apuestan por una revolución en la telemedicina una vez el mundo deje atrás la pandemia. Usar la tecnología para tratar pacientes virtualmente ha sido una cuestión destacada.

WSWS (2021-11-09). The Astroworld festival disaster and the normalization of death. wsws.org The disaster is the latest in a series of "mass casualty events" in the United States, including the greatest of them all, the COVID-19 pandemic, that have become shockingly normalized.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-09). Political Earthquake During US Elections. southfront.org Illustrative ImageDemocrats lose in blue Virginia and barely hang on in deep blue New Jersey | Written by William Stroock, observer, author of military fiction | Last week Republican Glenn Youngkin defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the race for Virginia governor. Youngkin won 50-48%, with the remainder of the vote going to third party candidates. Republicans won the race for Lt. Governor and Attorney General, and also flipped the Virginia House of Delegates. Larry Sabato, head of the University of Virginia's Center…

Prof. Anthony J. Hall (2021-11-09). Putting Trudeau On Notice, Our Governments are No Longer Legitimate: Throwing Off the Tyranny of Canada's Mandatory Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

Binoy Kampmark (2021-11-09). The CIA and empty assurances: Day 2 of the US appeal against Julian Assange. greenleft.org.au Binoy Kampmark sums up the second day of the extradition appeal by the United States against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

WSWS (2021-11-09). Stagecoach faces further strike action across England and Wales. wsws.org Unite and the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) have so far managed to prevent twenty or more pay disputes across Stagecoach from becoming a national strike movement, including shutting down at least a half dozen.

Alex Salmon (2021-11-09). Solidarity shown to Sudanese people resisting the coup. greenleft.org.au The United Sudanese Youth of Western Australia and supporters protested against the military coup that toppled Sudan's transitional government. Alex Salmon reports.

MEE staff (2021-11-09). US Holocaust Museum warns China 'may be committing genocide' against Uighurs. middleeasteye.net US Holocaust Museum warns China 'may be committing genocide' against Uighurs | Report says Beijing could be moving beyond forced assimilation of the Muslim minority as it tries to 'biologically destroy the group' | Tue, 11/09/2021 – 20: 14 | Protesters with the Stanton Public Policy Center's Purple Sash Revolution hold a rally outside the White House on 27 May, 2021 in support of Uighur women and call for a bo…

Staff (2021-11-09). Headlines for November 9, 2021. democracynow.org Climate Activists Blast COP26 Draft Statement for Failing to Phase Out Fossil Fuels, Police Raid Glasgow Squat Housing Climate Activists Protesting COP26, Coronavirus Cases Surge to Record Highs Across Some European Nations, As U.S. Opens Borders to Vaccinated Travelers, Asylum Seekers Remain Trapped in Mexico, Poland Mobilizes Thousands of Troops to Belarus Border to Bar Entry to Refugees, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Wins Fourth Term After Arresting Opponents, Crushing Dissent, Israeli Spyware Found on Phones of Six Palestinian Human Rights Activists, Justice Department Brings New Charges Against Ransomwa…

WSWS (2021-11-09). COP26 climate summit ends in failure. wsws.org The world's major capitalist powers and giant corporations have no solution to the climate emergency they have created.

WSWS (2021-11-09). Scranton teachers' strike faces danger of isolation by the AFT. wsws.org On Friday, a member of the Mack Workers Rank-and-File Committee visited teachers on the picket line to appeal for unity between teachers and industrial workers, and was warmly received.

Sue Bull (2021-11-09). Political dinosaurs and the gas-led 'recovery'. greenleft.org.au As Scott Morrison wipes the egg from his face following his dismal performance at COP26, Sue Bull argues that climate campaigners have to step up their campaign to force a just transition.

WSWS (2021-11-09). Brutal police killing of 18 year old Roma youth sparks protests. wsws.org While Roma are disproportionate victims of police harassment and violence, with police raids in Roma settlements a common occurrence, police violence affects the entire working class.

MEE, agencies (2021-11-09). Tunisia police fire tear gas at protesters demanding closure of rubbish dump. middleeasteye.net Tunisia police fire tear gas at protesters demanding closure of rubbish dump | Interior ministry denies report that a young protester was killed during protests in the southern town of Agareb | Tue, 11/09/2021 – 08: 01 | The closing of the controlled landfill in Agareb earlier this year caused thousands of tonnes of household waste to accumulate for about a month in the streets of Sfax (AF…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-11-09). 6.2-Magnitude earthquake strikes near coast of Nicaragua. en.mehrnews.com The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) registered a strong earthquake near the coast of Nicaragua.

WSWS (2021-11-09). New Brunswick's Tory government criminalizes health care workers' strike. wsws.org The Canadian Union of Public Employees' refusal to oppose this draconian attack on 2,000 of its members will only embolden the Higgs Conservative government to criminalize the ongoing action of 20,000 other public sector workers.

Mark Valencia (2021-11-09). US nuclear sub accident warns of potential for catastrophe. asiatimes.com The US nuclear-sub accident last month demonstrated operator incompetence, government hypocrisy and the environmental threat posed by such operations in the South China Sea. On October 7, the US Navy announced that five days earlier, on October 2, its Seawolf-class nuclear-powered and nuclear-weapons-capable submarine USS Connecticut had hit an unidentified object in the South China Sea. According …

Staff (2021-11-09). Major investing platform hit with data breach, millions of users affected. rt.com Scandal-hit investment platform Robinhood has revealed that the personal data of millions of its customers was exposed by a "data security incident" after an extortionist "socially engineered" a customer support staffer last week. | In a During the data breach, which occurred on November 3, the attacker…

WSWS (2021-11-09). Georgia Kaiser Permanente workers vote to authorize strike. wsws.org The vote came just days before unions covering nearly 32,000 Kaiser Permanente workers on the US West Coast announced a strike deadline of November 15.

WSWS (2021-11-09). Mounting problems in global economy and financial system. wsws.org The scenario of central banks and government authorities that inflation would be "transitory" after which the economy would move back to a "normal" path of development has been blown apart.

Abbasi J. (2021-11-09). "Polymutant" Spike Points Way Toward More Durable COVID-19 Vaccine. jamanetwork.com Researchers at The Rockefeller University previously found that people who recover from COVID-19 and subsequently are vaccinated appear to have protection for at least a year, including against variants of concern. In the team's latest study, participants with a prior SARS-CoV-2 infection who received 2 mRNA vaccine doses produced polyclonal antibodies capable of neutralizing a spike protein engineered with a suite of antibody-resistant mutations. The findings suggest that plasma antibodies from "infected-then-vaccinated" individuals may be even more potent and broad than previously known.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-09). Russia's Defense Ministry reacts to U.S. nuclear-capable bombers, interceptor warship off its Black Sea coast. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US setting up multinational group of forces close to Russian border — top brass The United States is setting up a multinational group of armed forces close to the Russian border, Russia's Defense Ministry reported on Tuesday. Currently, the US Navy's guided missile destroyer [USS] Porter, tanker John Lenthall and command ship Mount Whitney are …

Anonymous765 (2021-11-09). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — November 9, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

Global Research News (2021-11-09). Selected Articles: What You Need to Know About Pfizer's Comirnaty Vaccine. globalresearch.ca By There have now been 2,433 fetal deaths recorded in VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) from pregnant …

Staff (2021-11-09). Yemeni Army shoots down US spy drone. en.mehrnews.com A spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces announced the downing of a US spy drone over Ma'rib province.

WSWS (2021-11-09). Analysis of EPA data shows millions subjected to high levels of cancer-causing industrial pollution. wsws.org ProPublica found that 256,000 Americans are being exposed to pollution levels higher than the EPA's upper "acceptable risk," while 74 million are subjected to levels with a higher than 1 in 1 million excess cancer risk.

David Swanson (2021-11-09). Talk World Radio Debate: Reform War or Abolish It? warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm (except when it doesn't work, and then Zoom is used). Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. This week on Talk World Radio, we're going to hold a bit of a respectful and civil debate. I'm going to take the …

MEE, agencies (2021-11-09). Syria: Senior UAE delegation arrives in Damascus. middleeasteye.net Syria: Senior UAE delegation arrives in Damascus | UAE's foreign minister arrives in Damascus on one of the highest level diplomatic visits to Syria in recent years | Tue, 11/09/2021 – 13: 31 | United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed attends a bilateral meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington, 13 October 2021 (AFP) | The United Arab Emirates for…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-09). Portugal And Spain Send Troops To Participate In Provocative Drills In Lithuania. southfront.org Illustrative Image | As the interests of the great European powers in NATO dwindle, weaker states seek to expand participation in the alliance. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Tensions are on the rise in the Baltics. Recent NATO military exercises in Lithuania show that the organization really plans to maintain a constant siege strategy, with no interruptions. Troops from the US, Canada, Portugal, and Spain participated in the last week of October i…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-09). U.S. Strategic Partnership: Kiev has "powerful allies and partners"against Russian "aggressor state" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kuleba: powerful allies, partners of Ukraine ready to charge Russia with high price tag for aggression expansion With the help of the meeting of the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission, which will be held on November 10 in Washington, Moscow will be sent a clear message that Ukraine will not be left alone with the aggressor …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-09). Grainne Brankin appointed as College Secretary and General Counsel. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has named Grainne Brankin as College Secretary and General Counsel — one of Imperial's principal administrative officers.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-09). Poland's eastern border: 1939, WWII; 2021… antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Though the geography is the same, the causality is reversed. Kindly record for future reference the plethora of self-described peace, anti-war, disarmament, alternative, radical, anti-imperialist, etc. organizations and news sites that are conscientiously ignoring this crisis and indeed everything that is and has been occurring for the past twenty years along what NATO defines as …

WSWS (2021-11-09). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Some 2,000 workers at a giant Cargill plant in Alberta, Canada voted 97 percent to authorize strike while teacher unions in Uruguay held a one-day strike November 5 to protest cuts.

Abbasi J. (2021-11-09). Pfizer Launches Phase 1 mRNA Flu Vaccine Trial. jamanetwork.com Following close on the heels of Moderna Inc, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced a phase 1 trial of mRNA-based influenza vaccine candidates. The program will start with candidates encoding individual influenza virus strains, leading up to tests of multivalent combinations.

MEE staff (2021-11-09). COP26: Saudi Arabia and China resist climate deal over emissions data. middleeasteye.net COP26: Saudi Arabia and China resist climate deal over emissions data | Both countries stall efforts at climate conference over concerns about sharing economic growth data | Tue, 11/09/2021 – 11: 20 | Employees of Aramco oil company work in Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq oil processing plant on 20 September 2019 (AFP) | Saudi Arabia and China have been accused of blocking progress at COP26 in Glasgow after refusing to…

Anonymous007 (2021-11-09). Military Situation In Syria On November 9, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 8, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 4 times: 2 — in Idlib province, 2 — Aleppo province | On November 8, Israeli warplanes attacked several targets in Homs and Tartus province. Two SAA soldiers were wounded | On November 8, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Atarab area | On November 8, infighting erupted between Turkish-backed armed factions in Tal Abyad city | On Nove…

Abbasi J. (2021-11-09). Flu Vaccine Candidate Elicits Enhanced Immune Response. jamanetwork.com In a pivotal head-to-head trial, a recombinant nanoparticle influenza vaccine candidate was well-tolerated and induced enhanced immune responses among older adults compared with a licensed seasonal flu shot, researchers reported in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

MEE staff (2021-11-09). Azeri 'hitman' accused of targeting Israelis set to stand trial in Cyprus. middleeasteye.net Azeri 'hitman' accused of targeting Israelis set to stand trial in Cyprus | Azerbaijani national is accused of recruiting Pakistani and Lebanese accomplices to assassinate Israeli businesspeople | Tue, 11/09/2021 – 18: 39 | Cypriot police have formally charged an Azeri man on suspicion that he planned to carry out contract killings of Israelis living on the island (AFP/File photo) | Cypriot police have officia…

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