Daily Archives: November 11, 2021

2021-11-11: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-11-11). Kenosha judge shields right-wing extremist killer Kyle Rittenhouse during his murder trial testimony. wsws.org Judge Schroeder repeatedly intervened to block questions that would have undermined the far-right narrative that the teenage vigilante, an associate of the violent and fascistic Proud Boys, was acting in "self-defense."

Justin Podur (2021-11-11). "Limited Hangouts:" Western Intellectuals Whitewash Horrific Crimes of CIA Asset Paul Kagame. covertactionmagazine.com Admitting lesser crimes to conceal major ones is called a "limited hangout" In the intelligence community, a "Limited Hangout" occurs …

teleSUR (2021-11-11). The US Seeks To Defeat The Nicaraguan Revolution At All Costs. telesurenglish.net With the signing of the Reinforcing Nicaragua's Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform Act, President Joe Biden continues with his predecessors' line of disrespect for the Latin American peoples. This lascivious reality contrary to the validity of international law was recalled by Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Felix Plasencia on Wednesday. | RELATED: | "This aggression seeks to defeat the Sandinista Revolutio…

Editor2 (2021-11-11). The Struggle for Socialism in Nicaragua and Honduras: Interview with Ramiro Sebastián Fúnez. orinocotribune.com Sunday November 7th

Rachell Tucker (2021-11-11). Venezuela: Upcoming mega elections dispel "dictatorship" myth. liberationnews.org On Nov. 21 "Mega Elections" will be held in Venezuela for the country's 23 governorships, 335 mayorships, 253 regional legislative and 2,471 municipal legislative seats — including 69 Indigenous communities.

Sameena Rahman (2021-11-11). Tens of thousands of CA healthcare workers ready strike vs. Kaiser greed. liberationnews.org Tens of thousands of Kaiser Permanente workers across California and Oregon gave their 10-day notice last week in preparation to go on strike Nov. 15 in response to a proposed two-tier wage system and critical staffing shortages during the pandemic.

_____ (2021-11-11). Iran Puts US NAVY in a Peculiar Situation Yet Again. journal-neo.org On January 12, 2016, it was reported by international media that two US Navy riverine command boats were seized by a unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Iranian territorial waters and how the Iranians brought valiant American Marines to their knees, taking away their weapons. Tehran circulated a video of this detention …

Misión Verdad (2021-11-11). United Nations Electoral Delegation Arrives in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Rectors of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) held a meeting this Tuesday, November 9, with members of the United Nations (UN) panel of electoral experts sent by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to accompany the regional elections scheduled for November 21. The panel will carry out an independent and technical evaluation of the Venezuelan electoral system, and its attendance was It is important to note that this panel of experts is not a UN…

WSWS (2021-11-11). Strikes planned by 100,000 Kaiser health care workers to begin next week. wsws.org The Service Employees International Union has been compelled to call a 24-hour sympathy strike by 58,000 workers next week, a clear indication of the uncontrollable growth of militancy among health care workers.

MEE, agencies (2021-11-11). Israel convicts Spanish woman of funnelling aid to banned Palestinian group. middleeasteye.net Israel convicts Spanish woman of funnelling aid to banned Palestinian group | Juana Ruiz Rishmawi, 63, has worked as a fundraiser for the Health Work Committees, which Israel accuses of having links to PFLP, labelled as 'terrorist' in EU and US, the PFLP | Thu, 11/11/2021 – 10: 29 | Juana Ruiz Rishmawi, 63, has worked as a fundraiser for the Health Work Committees (HWC), a Palestinian aid…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-11). Belarus-Poland conflict could lead to NATO-Russia clash: Reuters. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From Reuters via Polish Radio. Russia and NATO weigh in as crisis mounts on Belarus-Poland border The European Union accused Belarus on Wednesday of mounting a "hybrid attack" by pushing migrants across the border into Poland, paving the way for widened sanctions against Minsk in a crisis that threatens to draw in Russia and NATO. …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-11). Poland addresses North Atlantic Council; NATO condemns Belarus, inches toward Article 5 action. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Nato countries stand by Poland in Belarus migrant crisis, Nato says Nato's members are in full solidarity with Poland and other alliance countries affected by the migrant crisis caused by Belarus, officials from Nato headquarters told PAP on Wednesday. Poland had earlier in the day briefed the North Atlantic Council on the situation on its …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-11). "Yes, these are bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons": Russian strategic aircraft, troops to jointly patrol Belarusian borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Lukashenko asks Russia's military to join combat alerts on Union State's western borders Russian and Belarusian forces will carry out joint combat alert patrols along the Union State's borders with Poland, the Baltic states and Ukraine, according to an agreement reached between Russia and Belarus, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday, the presidential press …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-11). NATO's two main military powers on its eastern flank: Poland, Turkey discuss Belarus-Poland conflict. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Having murdered Russian allies with its combat drones in Syria, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia and Donetsk, directly and one degree removed, and being the main foreign agitator for the "liberation" of Crimea, it's to be expected that Turkey will back its fellow NATO powerhouse on the military bloc's proclaimed eastern flank, as it will support collective …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-11). Ukraine to deploy 8,500 more troops, helicopters to Belarusian border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine to send 8,500 service members to border with Belarus An additional 8,500 service members of the State Border Guard Service, the National Guard and police officers will be protecting Ukraine's border with Belarus, Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky has said. "We are strengthening our border units with the National Police and the National Guard. In …

Derrick Crowe (2021-11-11). Progressive Organizations Lead Day of Action to Demand Senate Reject Corporate Greed, Pass Strong Build Back Better Act. peoplesaction.org Grassroots and Immigrant Justice Organizations Across the Country Targeted Corporate-Backed Sens. Manchin and Sinema Who Continue to Block Build Back Better WASHINGTON, D.C.—A coalition of grassroots and immigrant justice organizations led by People's Action, We Are Home, and Living United for Change (LUCHA) today hosted a Day of Action to demand that the Senate, specifically …

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-11-11). Meta Isn't Just About Rebranding Facebook—Could It Bring a Dystopian Future? zcomm.org Facebook's announcement has implications about digital life and work—provided it can attract younger users and gamer skeptics and overcome the hate speech and disinformation problems that could still plague Zuckerberg's vision…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-11). Majestic, Invincible, Supreme Azeri Khan arrives in capital of Pan-Turkic empire. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com President Ilham Aliyev arrives on a visit to the Republic of Turkey On November 11, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev arrived in the Republic of Turkey to participate in the VIII Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States. A guard of honor was lined up in honor of the head of …

WSWS (2021-11-11). Australian prime minister promises big business there will never be another lockdown. wsws.org Morrison's program of forcing the population to "live with the virus" in the interests of corporate profit, is supported by the federal Labor opposition and all of the state administrations, most of them Labor-led.

_____ (2021-11-11). Roh Tae-woo's Death and the Public Reaction. journal-neo.org On October 26, in the 89th year of his life, the former President of South Korea Roh Tae-woo passed away, leaving an ambivalent mark in the history of South Korea. He was, on the one hand, Chun Doo-hwan's first associate in the 1979 military coup, later convicted of corruption and other crimes; on the other, …

Chris Slee (2021-11-11). Wealth, power and corruption in China. greenleft.org.au Desmond Shum was a businessman in China during the period of market reform. Chris Slee reviews his book, which gives an insight into the corruption that accompanied the process of capitalist restoration.

_____ (2021-11-11). AUKUS and Myanmar Undermine ASEAN Unity. journal-neo.org In fact, and as has been repeatedly noted in the NEO, the situation is worsening in South-East Asia, a key region for the global political process today, all ten countries of which form ASEAN. This deterioration comes from the degrading relations between the two global powers, the USA and China. The field of tensions created by …

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-11). Venezuela's 21N Elections: CNE Enables Electoral Simulator on its Website. orinocotribune.com The vice president of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Enrique Márquez, reported this Tuesday, November 9, that the website of the electoral body has activated an electoral simulator to educate voters about the voting procedure for the November 21 regional and municipal elections. | In a message posted on his Twitter account, Márquez urged the population to use the simulator if they desire additional information about the voting process for the mega-elections. | "If you want to know how to vote on the #21N elections, we invite you to use the #Electoral Simulator, the online tool that we have enabled…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-11-11). Ning-Nong Diplomacy, China and Paul Keating. dissidentvoice.org Former Australian prime ministers tend to be less conspicuous in public life than their counterparts in other countries. Occasionally, they make an appearance at political functions and events to remind us that they are still alive, their estate still breathing, their lawyers still working. For the most part, the pronouncements are less than profound, let …

Dean Baker (2021-11-11). Getting High on Inflation. cepr.net There is no argument about what the numbers show, but the key questions are what caused this rise in inflation and what can be done to bring it down.

Editor (2021-11-11). Sandinistas win by a landslide! U.S. dirty tricks fail in derailing Nicaraguan democracy. mronline.org On Monday, the results of the election were announced: the FSLN won by a landslide with 75.92% of the vote. Voter turnout was 65.23% of all eligible voters, higher than in the last U.S. election where voter turnout is measured by registered, not eligible voters.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-11-11). Bill Gates Should Know Better: How the Israeli Occupation Ravages the Environment in Palestine. dissidentvoice.org Those who are not familiar with how Israel, particularly the Israeli military occupation of Palestine, is actively and irreversibly damaging the environment might reach the erroneous conclusion that Tel Aviv is at the forefront of the global fight against climate change. The reality is the exact opposite. In his speech at the UN Climate Change …

Branko Marcetic (2021-11-11). Last Week's Elections Actually Gave Leftists Plenty to Cheer. zcomm.org For many on the Left, last week's elections came like a gut punch. But zoom out beyond the high-profile races cable news pundits fixated on, and Tuesday saw many significant victories for left-wing candidates and policies…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-11). Azerbaijan insults "strategic partner" Russia for hundredth time, now threatens its troops. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Military expert: "The Russian Glory Alley in Russian peacekeepers' camp in Karabakh, is temporary" The Russian Alley of Glory consisting of 10 busts to prominent representatives of Russian history and culture in the territory of the military camp of Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh, was rightly unequivocally approached by our citizens and raised many questions. The …

WSWS (2021-11-11). NLRB gives go-ahead to unionization vote at Starbucks locations in Buffalo, New York. wsws.org The support for the union campaign among Starbucks workers reflects a growing opposition, which the Workers United union, if elected, would immediately betray.

Staff (2021-11-11). SpaceX's Crew-3 mission lifts off for International Space Station. rt.com SpaceX and NASA's latest manned mission, Crew-3, has taken off from Florida's Cape Canaveral, set to bring four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) for another six-month science expedition. | Crew-3 appeared to lift off without a hitch on Wednesday evening, as was seen in footage shared by SpaceX, carrying NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron, as well as Matthias Maurer — a German national with the European Space Agency — into orbit to rendezvous with the ISS. | pic.twitter.com/P2H0r0VaES— SpaceX (@SpaceX) Rick Rozoff (2021-11-11). U.S. sends signal to Moscow that it will back Ukraine in "countering Russian aggression": FM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com On the heels of Kuleba meeting with Blinken, Zelensky meeting with Biden, CIA chief Burns' visit to Moscow, and Defense Secretary Austin's trip to Ukraine during which he blamed Russia for starting and continuing the war in Donbass, and as American strategic bombers and warships are off Russian's coast in the Black Sea. === Ukrainian …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-11). War games in Black Sea could aid NATO pushing Ukrainian blitzkrieg in Donbass: Russian senator. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO may push Ukraine to stage military provocation in Donbass — Russian senator The presence of US warships in the Black Sea may push Ukraine to try to stage a military provocation in Donbass with a view to secure the West's assistance, Russian Federation Council (the upper house of parliament) Deputy Speaker Konstantin Kosachev wrote …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-11). U.S. to augment Ukraine's NATO partnership status until it joins as full member. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US promises to help Ukraine raise NATO partner status The United States expressed support for Ukraine's aspirations to become a NATO member and promised to contribute to raising the country's status as a partner of the North Atlantic Alliance as the US State Department stated in the new U.S.-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership. "Guided by …

teleSUR (2021-11-11). President Bukele Seeks to Monitor Internationally Funded NGOs. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, El Salvador's Interior Minister Juan Bidegain delivered to Congress the "Foreign Agents" bill, which establishes a 40 percent tax on the funds that local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), social groups, and independent outlets receive from foreign sponsors. | Related | Using the defense of the country's Sovereign as an argument, the bill allows President Nayib Bukele's administration to cancel the legal status o…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-11). After Blinken, Kuleba sign pact, Russia issues rebuke to U.S. over Ukrainian military buildup. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Russia issues warning to US over Ukraine A newly announced deal that could see Washington supply Ukraine with deadly weapons could further inflame the country's bloody civil conflict and make a lasting peace agreement harder, Russia's ambassador to the US has cautioned. In a statement issued on Thursday, Anatoly Antonov said that the 'Strategic Partnership …

Staff (2021-11-11). US to deploy 'cyber Marines' on future battlefields. rt.com "Cyber Marines" could be deployed on battlefields in future to reshape conflict zones, using technological warfare to disrupt enemy activities and influence local populations, the US military has confirmed. | Speaking to C4ISRNET's CyberCon, Colonel Brian Russell, the commander of the II MEF Information Group, claimed that the "cyber Marines" will be able to operate on the front lines of conflict to "adjust the software on sensors and systems in real time." | This ability to react to the technological needs of warfare in the moment will be designed to ensure that military personnel can "reprogram" equipment i…

WSWS (2021-11-11). The surging cost of living and the class struggle. wsws.org Amid massive increases in the cost of groceries, housing and gas, workers are entering into struggle to defend their social and economic interests.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-11). UAE To Build Large Photovoltaic Power Station In Syria. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | A consortium of Emirati companies will build a large photovoltaic power station in the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus as a part of a cooperation agreement that was signed by the Syrian Ministry of Electricity on November 11. | The station, which will be able to produce 300 mw from solar power, will be built in the area of Wdian al-Rabi'a near the Tishreen thermal power plant. | According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, the United Arab Emiratis (UAE) will finance 100% of the turnkey…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-11). Scientists use graphene sheets to improve lab-on-chip diagnostic tests. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London researchers have improved an electronic sensor that can be used for fast detection of infectious diseases like COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-11-11). Two former Oklahoma police officers convicted of second-degree manslaughter in 2019 tasing death of Jared Lakey. wsws.org Joshua Taylor and Brandon Dingman were convicted of second-degree murder for using their "less lethal" Taser-X26Ps 53 times over a nine-minute period on 28-year-old Lakey, resulting in this death.

teleSUR (2021-11-11). Mexico, US, Canada To Hold Summit for the First Time in 5 Years. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Manuel Andres Lopez Obrador (AMLO), Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and U.S. President Joe Biden will take part en the North American Leaders' Summit (NALS) in Washington, D.C, on Nov. 18. | Related | The trilateral discussion will include topics such as the global pandemic and health safety in the region, competitiveness and equitable growth, climate change, and development projects to addres…

WSWS (2021-11-11). Video: The health crisis and Australia's new anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org "Health workers are rightly angry. They have witnessed decades of gutted health budgets that they are expected to compensate for with their intolerable workloads and hours."

WSWS (2021-11-11). US heading into latest wave of the pandemic. wsws.org Cases and deaths are once again turning upward. Reliance on vaccines and therapeutics will not change these trajectories, as a closer look reveals the pandemic is far from over for millions across the country.

MEE correspondent (2021-11-11). Iranian press review: Married couple sentenced to death for extramarital sex. middleeasteye.net Iranian press review: Married couple sentenced to death for extramarital sex | Meanwhile, reformist pundits urge political leadership to pursue direct negotiations with Washington regarding the nuclear deal, while dismissing talks with the EU as futile | Thu, 11/11/2021 – 11: 24 | People take part in a demonstration denouncing Iran's use of the death penalty on 28 January, 2016 in Paris…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-11). Massive Debts: USC Accused Of Predatory Recruiting For $115,000 Online Degree, Targeting Low-Income Students. moguldom.com Would you pay $115,000 for an online degree? Some students at the University of South Carolina (USC) have been forking out this much, only to graduate and get stuck with massive debt and a very low salary, according to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) analysis of recent U.S. Education Department data. The WSJ report said …

Matt McGrath (2021-11-11). COP26: Fossil Fuel Industry Has Largest Delegation at Climate Summit. zcomm.org "Their influence is one of the biggest reasons why 25 years of UN climate talks have not led to real cuts in global emissions."

Global Research News (2021-11-11). Selected Articles: Athletes Suffer Cardiac Arrest, Myocarditis, Blood Clots, Hospitalized after COVID Injections. globalresearch.ca By UK lawyer and military veteran Anna De Buisseret urges us to have hope, "because we are going to …

Anonymous007 (2021-11-11). Kiev Is Only Giving The Appearance Of Wanting To Settle The Crisis In Eastern Ukraine: Russian Foreign Ministry. southfront.org The Ukrainian leadership is giving the appearance that it is working in the Contact Group on settling the crisis in…

WSWS (2021-11-11). Omaha, Nebraska, parent speaks out against dangerous conditions in schools. wsws.org A nine-year-old child in Omaha, Nebraska, was hospitalized last week when COVID-19 spread rapidly through Black Elk elementary school in the Millard Public School district.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-11). Huawei Excluded From Brazilian 5G Auction. southfront.org Illustrative ImageWithout Chinese participation in Brazilian technological market, the path is open for Brasilia to enter NATO as a global partner. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | The Brazilian 5G auction finally took place — and the Chinese tech giant Huawei did not participate. Having no possibility of action for the Chinese company, Beijing has been excluded from the Brazilian 5G market, which led to a series of diplomatic tensions. The ev…

WSWS (2021-11-11). Detroit autoworkers back Deere strikers as UAW resumes talks with management to sell out struggle. wsws.org Detroit autoworkers expressed strong support for the joint action with the striking Deere workers to overturn decades of wage and benefit concessions the United Auto Workers has imposed in the auto and farm machinery industry.

Shane Pemmelaar (2021-11-11). Crown Melbourne slapped with a feather. greenleft.org.au A Royal Commission found Crown Casino was unfit to run the Southbank complex in Melbourne. But, as Shane Pemmelaar reports, it will not lose its licence.

Anonymous007 (2021-11-11). Military Situation In Yemen On November 11, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | — The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 317 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | — On November 10, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 8 airstrikes on the Jubah district | — On November 10, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | — On November 10, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Haradh district | — On Nov…

teleSUR (2021-11-11). Cuba, Brazil, Argentina Scientists Win Chemistry Award For Women. telesurenglish.net At a virtual event to be held on Nov. 16, the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Latin American Federation of Chemical Associations (FLAQ) will honor scientists Clarissa Piccinin (Brasil), Hilda Garay (Cuba), and Marta Litter (Argentina) with the inaugural Latin American Women in Chemistry Award. | RELATED: | With this recognition, the ACS and FLAW seek to promote diversity and gender equity in Latin America's chemi…

Editor2 (2021-11-11). Cuba Sent Over a Million Anti-COVID-19 Doses to Venezuela. orinocotribune.com "More than 1,640,000 doses of the Abdala vaccine were sent from Cuba to our brothers in Venezuela, on a CONVIASA flight, which took off from Havana early today", says a message from the CIGB on the social network Twitter. | The first batch of Abdala, which became the first anti-Covid-19 immunogen developed and produced in Latin America and the Caribbean, arrived in Venezuela last June. | On that occasion, the executive vice pr…

Brett Wilkins (2021-11-11). Climate Coalition Demands Biden Halt 'Outrageous' Offshore Drilling Auction. zcomm.org The proposed lease sale, said over 250 groups in a joint letter, "shockingly offers more area than the Trump administration initially proposed."

Anonymous669 (2021-11-11). Russia Deployed S-300 Air-Defense System In Northeastern Syria Air Base. southfront.org S-300 missile system © Pavel Lisitsyn / Sputnik | Russian has reportedly deployed a long-range air-defense system in al-Tabqah Air Base in Syria's northeastern region. | On November 11, a photo showing two transporter erector launchers (TEL) of the system, identified by some as an S-300, in the air base surfaced online. | Al-Tabqah Air Base, which is located in the southern countryside of Raqqa, is held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Russian and Syrian government forces were deployed in the…

Staff (2021-11-11). US anti-terrorism agency sees threat in new Covid lockdowns and reopenings. rt.com The Biden administration is again warning of potential threats from terrorists foreign and domestic, saying they could be fueled by anything from the arrival of refugees from Afghanistan to possible new Covid-19 restrictions. | For the remainder of 2021 and into 2022, "racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists and anti-government/anti-authority violent extremists will continue to pose a threat" to the US,

Jake Johnson (2021-11-11). Campaigners Rip New COP26 Draft as a 'Polite Request' for Climate Action. zcomm.org "This draft deal is not a plan to solve the climate crisis, it's an agreement that we'll all cross our fingers and hope for the best."

Anonymous007 (2021-11-11). Military Situation In Iraq On November 11, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 10, four PMU member were killed by ISIS in the Lake Adhim ara | MORE ON THE TOPIC: |

Devri≈ü àáimen (2021-11-11). Turkey: HDP, Kurds persecuted by the Erdogan regime. greenleft.org.au November 4 was the fifth anniversary of the imprisonment of Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chairs Figen Yàºksekdag and Selahattin Demirtas by the Turkish state, writes Devri≈ü àáimen.

Nnimmo Bassey (2021-11-11). This Will Set Africa on Fire. zcomm.org Nnimmo Bassey of Nigeria Blasts Progress of Talks at U.N. Climate Summit…

WSWS (2021-11-11). John Deere workers in Orléans, France support strike by their American coworkers. wsws.org The Orléans Deere workers expressed their support and solidarity for their striking co-workers internationally and denounced the efforts of the company to pit workers against one another across national boundaries.

WSWS (2021-11-11). Federal judge rejects Trump's claim of executive privilege in January 6 investigation. wsws.org The ruling, approving the handover of White House documents to the House Select Committee investigating the attack on the Capitol, will now be appealed.

WSWS (2021-11-11). Refuse collection workers strike across UK to demand better pay and conditions. wsws.org The GMB union is firefighting to prevent a national eruption of the class struggle in a heavily exploited section of the workforce which is now in a powerful position thanks to a tight labour market.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-11-11). Tomgram: Rajan Menon, America Has a Drinking Problem. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. It remains the most famous line of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" — and yes, of course, you know what it is: "Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-11). "Risks for new conflicts very real": Germany leads NATO meeting on war in Arctic. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Military Leaders Discuss Arctic Security, Cooperation in Annual Forum With the ever-increasing international attention focused upon the security situation in the Arctic region, today's annual Arctic Security Forces Roundtable (ASFR) brought together 14 senior military leaders from 11 European and North American nations to conduct in-depth discussions on a wide spectrum of High North issues. …

Anonymous103 (2021-11-11). The Geopolitics of China-Russia Relations, The Dragon and the Bear. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Nicholas Meyers; originally published on Most serious students of Sino-Russian relations are well aware that the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation between the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation, a twenty-year strategic…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-11). Is Widespread Institutional/ Corporate Bias Against Herbal Medicines Undermining Global Fight Against COVID-19? southfront.org Illustrative ImageDear friends, | we offer you an interesting and debatable article written by Daniel Edgar. We invite you to share your opinion on this topic in the comments section. | As the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic and related health, social and economic crises continues to climb, the contribution that certain herbal medicines might be able to make to reinforce the global campaign against coronavirus remains largely neglected as State decision makers, pharmaceutical companies and medical and scientific…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-11). Israel, US, UAE & Bahrain Kick Off Naval Drills In Red Sea. southfront.org GULF OF MEXICO (July 3, 2017) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) has conducts its first set of sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Ingalls' test and trials team spent four days operating the 11th San Antonio-class ship and demonstrating its systems. (U.S. Navy photo by Lance Davis/Released) 170703-N-N0101-001 | On November 10, forces from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Israel and US Naval…

Harvey Goldberg (2021-11-11). Ecuador: President's neoliberal reforms face broad opposition. greenleft.org.au Ecuadorean President Guillermo Lasso's neoliberal capitalist economic policies and proposals are facing determined opposition from diverse social sectors, Harvey Goldberg reports.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-11). Ukrainian FM meets with architect of seven-and-a-half-year war in Donbass, Victoria Nuland. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kuleba, Yermak discuss with Nuland situation in Donbas, along Ukrainian border ==== As Ukraine simmers, Victoria Nuland is now highest-ranking member of U.S. Foreign Service ==== Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba and Head of the President's Office of Ukraine Andriy Yermak met on Wednesday in Washington (the United States) with U.S. Under …

Anonymous007 (2021-11-11). U.S. And Allies Would Take Unspecified "Action" If China Uses Force Against Taiwan. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The United States and its allies would take unspecified "action" if China were to use force to alter the status quo over Taiwan, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. | Blinken was asked whether the United States would step in to defend Taiwan in the event of an attack by China. | He repeated regular U.S. statements that Washington's role is to make sure the island has the means to defend itself, as is required under U.S. law. | "At the same time, I think it's fair t…

WSWS (2021-11-11). New Zealand government lifts more restrictions, says COVID-19 will spread nationwide. wsws.org The government's reopening of retail and schools in Auckland, which will accelerate the spread of COVID-19, is being enforced by the trade unions.

WSWS (2021-11-11). Immunologist Dr. Anthony Leonardi speaks on Long COVID and the dangers posed by SARS-CoV-2. wsws.org Concluding part of a two-part interview with the World Socialist Web Site.

Paul Haeder (2021-11-11). Another Genocide Month: Plying the Ignorance of K12, USA Lower/Higher Ed. dissidentvoice.org Here we go, what will most likely be published in the Newport News Times, two-times a week dwindling newspaper. I will then follow up, for sure, at the end of this fit-for-small-town-news column. November is National Native American Indian Heritage Month By Paul K. Haeder Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are …

WSWS (2021-11-11). Teachers and parents expose rising COVID infections in Australian schools. wsws.org "A gigantic social experiment is being played out here… Why are primary school children being herded into classrooms, completely defenceless against the virus?"

teleSUR (2021-11-11). Venezuela, Russia Condemn New US Aggressions Against Nicaragua. telesurenglish.net Venezuela and Russia condemned the new wave of unilateral sanctions that the United States and its allies will apply against the Nicaraguan people and the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) government led by President Daniel Ortega. | RELATED: | On Wednesday, President Joe Biden signed the Reinforcing Nicaragua's Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform Act (Renacer), which establishes new arbitrary sanctions…

William I Robinson (2021-11-11). Nicaragua: Chronicle of an Election Foretold. zcomm.org After silencing the opposition, Daniel Ortega claims victory for a fourth consecutive term…

WSWS (2021-11-11). Australian High Court sets precedent for sacking dissenting academics. wsws.org The judges effectively cleared the way for universities to dismiss staff for criticising management or breaching confidentiality rules.

WSWS (2021-11-11). Turkish government persists with mass COVID-19 death policy. wsws.org As the pandemic rages, the government's determination to lift all health measures and keep schools and nonessential workplaces open is leading to mass slaughter.

WSWS (2021-11-11). Pandemic outbreaks grow in China but Beijing maintains zero-COVID policy. wsws.org An important reason for Beijing's adherence to a zero-COVID policy is the general support of scientists and the public.

WSWS (2021-11-11). Columbia University student workers speak out at second strike of 2021. wsws.org Columbia University graduate students spoke to the WSWS about the issues in their strike.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-11). China And Russia Firmly Back Iran Nuclear Deal On Eve Of Renegotiations. southfront.org Illustrative ImageRemoving sanctions against Iran will reinvigorate global trade. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Iran has received confirmation of Russia's and China's support for negotiations on the nuclear deal that will restart later this month. The resumption of talks can spur Russia and China to seek areas of common interest with the US to create a rare atmosphere of cooperation. Russia and China welcomed Iran's decision to return to the nuclear agreement after the US unilatera…

Peter Boyle (2021-11-11). Uranium mining ban reinstated in Greenland. greenleft.org.au Greenland's Inatsisartut (parliament) passed a law on November 9, reinstating the country's ban on the prospecting, exploration and exploitation of uranium, reports Peter Boyle.

WSWS (2021-11-11). Profits àºber alles: German ruling class ends "national pandemic situation" despite record infections. wsws.org With its criminal profits before lives pandemic policy, the ruling class in Germany has created a surge in cases that exceeds the catastrophe of last winter.

MEE staff (2021-11-11). Pegasus: Palestine says NSO spyware found on phones of three senior officials. middleeasteye.net Pegasus: Palestine says NSO spyware found on phones of three senior officials | Ministry of foreign affairs tells MEE the find is a dangerous development that will not pass without repercussions | Thu, 11/11/2021 – 12: 04 | The statement came as NSO's chief executive Itzik Benbenisti, who had only been in the job for two weeks, resigned from his role (Reuters) | Palestine's ministry of foreign affairs has said…

WSWS (2021-11-11). Lars Klingbeil to lead German Social Democrats. wsws.org The executive committee of the German Social Democratic Party on Monday unanimously nominated Lars Klingbeil, the current secretary general, to become party chairman.

Staff (2021-11-11). Biden slapped with ANOTHER vaccine mandate lawsuit. rt.com The Joe Biden administration is facing another lawsuit from a series of states over a new Covid-19 vaccine mandate — this time challenging the president's demand that 17 million healthcare staffers be inoculated. | Ten states, including one led by a Democratic governor,

Staff (2021-11-11). Alec Baldwin SUED over fatal 'Rust' shooting. rt.com Film gaffer Serge Svetnoy has sued actor Alec Baldwin and producers of the movie 'Rust' over a shooting that left cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead, accusing them of "general negligence." | The lawsuit, which was

Staff (2021-11-11). US federal judge overturns Texas ban on school mask mandates. rt.com A US federal judge has tossed Texas Governor Greg Abbott's statewide ban on mask requirements in public schools, ruling that the order put children with disabilities in danger and violated federal law. | In a ruling on Wednesday, US District Court Judge Lee Yeakel said that Abbott's May executive order — which barred government agencies, including public schools, from mandating face masks — was at odds with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act and put children with health conditions at higher risk. | "The spread of Covid-19 poses an even greater risk for children with special health needs," Yeake…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-11). Whither Muslim Solidarity And Moderation? southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki AlFaisal Al Saud must have gotten his tenses mixed up when he asserted in a recently published memoir that no one should underestimate the political importance of Muslims' commitment to helping other Muslims. |

Alex Bainbridge (2021-11-11). The fraud of 'net zero' versus the real hope from Glasgow. greenleft.org.au Greta Thunberg told the massive Fridays for Future rally in Glasgow that the COP26 climate summit was a "failure" because globally leaders were refusing to commit to real action. Alex Bainbridge argues the bright spot is the leadership coming from the streets.

WSWS (2021-11-11). Fire Shut Up in My Bones inaugurates new season at Metropolitan Opera in New York. wsws.org Terence Blanchard's new work is operatic, accessible and distinctive, suggesting a possible future for American opera.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-11). Historic step: NATO to use Turkish aircraft, drones to follow. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO to use Turkish military aircraft Turkey's Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoglu has said that NATO will use the Turkish Hurkush aircraft for military purposes…. Karaismailoglu stressed that this decision was taken as NATO recognizes Turkey's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) as the civil aviation authority. Describing the recognition as a historic step, …

Anonymous765 (2021-11-11). Kiev's Confidence Boosted After Spike In NATO Activity In The Black Sea. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | MONERO (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSr…

John Bellamy Foster (2021-11-11). 'The Return of the Dialectics of Nature' — John Bellamy Foster — Register for Deutscher Award. mronline.org John Bellamy Foster – Deutscher Memorial Lecture…

Staff (2021-11-10). 'Don't get brazen with me!' Judge in Rittenhouse case unloads on prosecutor (VIDEO). rt.com Judge Bruce Schroeder exploded with anger at prosecutor Thomas Binger in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, after Binger attempted to bring in barred evidence. The outburst was one of several explosive clashes between the pair. | Read more | | Facing multiple charges of first-degree homicide, 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse took the stand in his own trial on Wednesday, in a bid to convince jurors that he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed 36-year-o…

Staff (2021-11-10). Headlines for November 10, 2021. democracynow.org U.N. Releases Draft Accord in COP26's Final Stretch as Data Show Global Temp. Set to Climb 2.4C, "We Will Not Stand Idly By": Tuvalu Minister Delivers Speech Knee-Deep in Rising Sea Water, AOC Says U.S. Must Follow Up Climate Vows with Action, Focus on the Most Vulnerable, GOP Rep. Paul Gosar Posts Animated Video Showing Him Killing AOC, Attacking Biden, Pfizer Seeks OK on Booster for All Adults; Moderna Tries to Exclude Gov't Scientists from Vaccine Patent, Survivor of Rittenhouse Shooting Says He Thought He Was Going to Die During Attack, Police Officers Says Gregory McMichael Did Not See Ahmaud Arbery Commit C…

Anonymous007 (2021-11-10). Russia Flies Two Tu-22M3 Long-Range Bombers On Patrol Over Belarus. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 10th, Russia carried out a rare dispatch of two nuclear-capable strategic bombers to patrol Belarusian airspace. | Moscow's decision came as the EU considered sanctions to punish Minsk for what it calls an artificially created crisis, something Belarus denies. | The Tupolev Tu-22M3 bombers that Russia sent to overfly Belarus are capable of carrying nuclear missiles, including hypersonic ones. It came as Belarus carried out a drill of its air defense forces on the same da…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-10). Belarus, Russia alarmed over mounting NATO military buildup near their borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Belarus, Russia worried by NATO buildup near their borders — Minsk Moscow and Minsk have expressed concern over NATO's buildup near the borders of the Union State, while the alliance prefers not to pay attention to these concerns, Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei told a news conference following a joint board meeting of the Russian …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-10). Emulating Poland, Ukraine reinforces border with Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine Decides To Strengthen Border With Belarus Due To Possible Influx Of Illegal Migrants — Monastyrskyi "I cannot tell you specific details, but I can say unequivocally that we are preparing for scenarios similar to the ones that are currently playing out on the Polish-Belarusian border. We decided today to strengthen the presence of the …

Ragip Soylu (2021-11-10). Poland accuses Turkey of 'synchronising' refugee crisis with Belarus and Russia. middleeasteye.net Poland accuses Turkey of 'synchronising' refugee crisis with Belarus and Russia | Frustrated Polish prime minister says Warsaw's recent help to Ankara 'turned out to be a one-way favour' | Wed, 11/10/2021 – 11: 11 | A Syrian walks through the forest near Hajnowka, Poland, during a joint rescue operation by the Grupa Granica (Border Group) and Medycy na Granicy (Medics on the Border), on 23 October 2021 (…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-10). Belarus boosts air defenses along western, northwestern borders; strategic bomber flights now constant. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Belarusian army deploys more air defense units along western, northwestern borders On-duty air defense units along the western border and the northwestern border have been reinforced, the Belarusian Defense Ministry told BelTA. Interaction of units and assets belonging to the Belarusian-Russian joint regional air defense system was practiced on 10 November on the Belarusian Defense …

Anonymous007 (2021-11-10). Belarus Reinforces Air Defenses Along Its Western And Northwestern Border. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Ministry of Defense of Belarus has reinforced the composition of the air defense on duty in the western and northwestern sections of the border."Along the state border of Belarus, both in the western and northwestern directions, the Armed Forces of Belarus have increased the composition of the air defense forces on duty," the ministry reported | Interaction of units and assets belonging to the Belarusian-Russian joint regional air defense system was practiced on 10 November upon the Belaru…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-10). Polish Defense Minister: 15,000 troops on combat readiness on Belarus border, more could arrive. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The number of Polish troops on the border with Belarus has been increased to 15,000. Polish defense minister Mariusz Blaszczak said… "Of course, this amount can be increased further if needed", Blaszczak said. In this regard, the Ministry of Defense of Poland has increased the level of combat readiness of troops. Currently, more than 12,000 …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-10). With U.S., NATO, EU backing, Polish PM accuses Belarus of "state-sponsored terrorism,""attacking EU border" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Poland will protect eastern border, president pledges [Polish President Andrzej] Duda was speaking after a special National Security Council meeting devoted to the migration crisis now gripping Poland's border with Belarus. "The Belarusian regime is attacking the Polish border, and attacking the EU border…." ==== Polish PM considers situation on Belarusian border political crisis, not …

WSWS (2021-11-10). Warsaw and Brussels intensify attacks on refugees at Polish-Belarusian border. wsws.org The Polish government, with the support of the European Union and NATO, is waging a veritable war against refugees.

Editor (2021-11-10). Editorial: Biden se somete a la capital. workers.org El gobierno de Joe Biden, habiendo prometido un elefante, está entregando un ratón. Hasta ahora el proyecto de ley "Reconstruir mejor" (Build Back Better) de Biden es sólo palabrería, y lo que promete disminuye día a día. Desaparecen más rápidamente los programas que podrían haber ayudado a la clase trabajadora . . . |

Mary Clare Jalonick, Lisa Mascaro (2021-11-10). Affordable child care closer than ever, but only if Build Back Better passes. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (AP)—Women—and some men—in Congress have been fighting for government child care assistance for almost 80 years. With President Joe Biden's $1.85 trillion social services package, they are as close as they have ever been to winning. And it's not just child care subsidies. Biden's bill making its way through Congress would put the U.S. on course …

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-11-10). Upend This Damaging Narrative About Spending. otherwords.org The drama over the Build Back Better Act has revealed the power of narrative in our political landscape. | It is not enough to put forward policy proposals that actually help people, pay for them with taxes on the wealthiest, and then try to pass those proposals into law. You also need to fight a destructive, damaging narrative against "government spending." | Unfortunately,

Staff (2021-11-10). Biden admits prices 'too high' & promises to save Christmas. rt.com US President Joe Biden admitted everything from gasoline to bread costs more, but vowed to fix this and the supply-chain crisis through the recently passed $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and his "Build Back Better" agenda. | Speaking in the port of Baltimore on Wednesday to promote the infrastructure bill, he urged Congress to pass the even bigger and more sweeping BBB. Although he argued the US was experiencing the "highest growth rate in decades, fastest decrease in unemployment ever," he acknowledged most Americans see only the rising prices. | "Everything from a gallon of gas to a loaf of bread costs mo…

Peter Certo (2021-11-10). In OtherWords: November 10, 2021. otherwords.org The United States is one of just a handful of countries in the world that doesn't guarantee paid sick or family leave. For affluent workers, this isn't a big problem — in many cases, their employers offer it. | But for low-wage workers, as Sarah Anderson writes this week, it's another story. In an emergency, she writes, "people who are already earning less than a living wage may have no choice but to drop out of the workforce entirely." Could the Build Back Better Act change that? Maybe, she explains — but it's an uphill climb. | Speaking of the Build Back Better Act, do you know what's in it? If you…

James Plested (2021-11-10). COP26 farce shows that the 'build back better' dreams have been crushed. mronline.org The popularity of "build back better" as a slogan reflects that no-one in their right mind would be overly enthused by the idea of "building back the same".

John Stanton (2021-11-10). World and Regional Powers Shape the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia Bites the Dust. dissidentvoice.org If the US aspires to protect its long-held vital interests and democratic values in its relations with Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, it is time to reset its ill-consulted policies pushed by the Egyptian and Tigray rebel's paid US lobbyists, organizations that are interested in nothing but the destabilization of the Ethiopian State, and …

Alan MacLeod (2021-11-10). The Facebook Team that Tried to Swing Nicaragua's Election is Full of US Spies. orinocotribune.com By Alan Macleod — Nov 8, 2021 | A tacit agreement between the government and Facebook appears to have been made: you can keep the profits, but we control the message. As such, a cynic might wonder what functional difference there is between Facebook and the national security state. | MANAGUA, NICARAGUA — Less than a week before Nicaragua's presidential election, social media giant Facebook deleted the accounts of hundreds of the country's top news outlets, journalists and activists, all of whom supported the ruling left-wing Sandinista government, a top Washington target for regime change. | Facebook <...

Moderator (2021-11-10). No End to The Washington Post's War on Whistleblowers. scheerpost.com (Jinx_HH / By Melvin Goodman / In an article assessing Facebook last month, Washington Post writer Molly Roberts attacked whistleblowers for demonstrating a "lack of loyalty" to their institutions and described their actions as "betrayal." Roberts argued that it took "gumptio…

Alan MacLeod (2021-11-10). The Facebook team that tried to swing Nicaragua's election is full of U.S. spies. mronline.org A tacit agreement between the government and Facebook appears to have been made: you can keep the profits, but we control the message. As such, a cynic might wonder what functional difference there is between Facebook and the national security state.

Arnold August (2021-11-10). Inside Cuban Dissidents' November 15 Plot: Unpacking the Archipiélago Facebook Group. orinocotribune.com Editor's Introduction: The Canada Files is fortunate to have Arnold August as a columnist, acclaimed since 1997 as one of the most important non-Cuban English-speaking experts on Cuba's political system and cultural debates. He obtained access to the Cuban dissident run Facebook Group Archipiélago. With his fluency in Spanish, he took a deep dive into it, divulging astonishing posts with original analysis never before published in English. | ‚Ä¢ Peaceful? | ‚Ä¢ "Peaceful" Miami-Based Exiles? | ‚Ä¢ Cuban Version o…

Vijay Prashad (2021-11-10). Poverty and possibility: Terror could sabotage Taliban economic relations with China. peoplesworld.org The future of Afghanistan will be determined not only in Kabul, where the Taliban is now firmly in power but also in places such as the Wakhan Corridor. A narrow strip of land that runs along the northern fringe of Afghanistan, the Corridor was formed in 1893 as a buffer between the Tsarist empire of …

Fra Hughes (2021-11-10). Getting Away With Murder — Britain to Protect its War Criminals. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes — Nov 8, 2021 | Every Empire is guilty of war crimes. Executing enemy combatants on the battlefield. Destroying hospitals, watercourses, and infrastructure. Carpet bombing cities. Murdering civilians. Torture. Raping men, women, and children. Starving the enemy into submission. Genocide. Mass slaughter and ethnic cleansing. | The British Empire was no different. | From North America to Australia. From New Zealand to Zimbabwe. From Ireland to Palestine, Britain has been accused of heinous war crimes against indigenous populations while extracting the wealth, minerals, and natural resources of th…

Barnaby Papadopulos (2021-11-10). Lebanon: Drugs cheaper than food for Palestinian refugees. middleeasteye.net Lebanon: Drugs cheaper than food for Palestinian refugees | Amphetamine abuse is rife at the Beddawi camp near Tripoli, where Lebanon's economic crisis means no rehab facilities | Wed, 11/10/2021 – 11: 23 | A peddler pushes a cart along the Abu al-Foz street mainly inhabited by Syrian and Palestinian refugees, in the Baddawi Palestinian Camp on the outskirts of Lebanon's Tripoli o…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-10). NATO "undertaking biggest adaptation since the Cold War" for "authoritarian regimes, climate change, disruptive technologies" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Military Committee discusses NATO's Deterrence and Defence at SHAPE After a short welcome by General Tod Wolters, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), the NATO Military Representatives were ushered into their first session of the day dedicated to the Concept for the Deterrence and Defence of the Euro-Atlantic Area (DDA). Alongside NATO's Warfighting Capstone …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-10). Inflation Is Worse Than Expected: Consumer Prices Up 6.2 Percent From 2020, Most In 30 Years. moguldom.com Inflation went into overdrive in October, pushing up U.S. consumer prices by 6.2 percent compared to a year ago in the fastest annual increase since 1990, according to Labor Department statistics. The pace of inflation ate away at workers' ability to pay for food, shelter, electricity and cars, despite rising wages, removing any doubt that …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-10). Bitcoin Reaches New Record $69,000+ As Inflation Hits 30-Year High. moguldom.com The price of Bitcoin rose to a new all-time high of $69,044.77 Wednesday morning within minutes of the Labor Department's monthly consumer price index report. The report showed consumer prices rose 6.2 percent in October on a yearly basis — the fastest pace in 30 years — and exceeded economists' expectations. An increasing number of …

Joris Leverink (2021-11-10). Liberian health workers organize amidst the pandemic. roarmag.org Ebola survivor Korlia Bonarwolo leads a training of health workers at a mock Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia, Liberia. November 2014. Photo: Morgana Wingard / Sarah Grile | This essay is published in collaboration with Public Services International | | On October 26, the Liberian government declared that the country no longer had any active COVID-19 cases. Dixon Korveh heard the news and felt good, "no active case is proof of the hard work we did, despite challenges, we did this" he says. | The challenges Dixon talks about are major. During the…

Tom Suille (2021-11-10). Starbucks workers fight union-busting in Buffalo, N.Y. workers.org Bulletin — Nov. 9: Workers at three additional Buffalo stores have filed with the National Labor Relations Board for a union election — doubling the number in the area to a total of six. At the initial three stores workers will receive ballots by mail on Dec. 10, pending a . . . |

Staff (2021-11-10). US consumers face highest inflation since 1990. rt.com Consumer prices in the US rose 6.2% in October compared with the same period last year, as Americans battle soaring food, gas and property costs, and the highest inflation rate since 1990. | Reporting the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures on Wednesday, the US Labor Department said soaring inflation has cut into the recent gains made in wages, as the country rebounds from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. | Read more | | The department's all-items index showe…

teleSUR (2021-11-10). We Won't Reestablish Haiti's Security: US Secretary Robinson. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Todd Robinson, U.S. assistant secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, stressed that it is up to Haitian authorities to ensure their country's internal security. | RELATED: | "We have a long tradition of close collaboration with the Haitian police. Although we will continue such cooperation, we cannot rescue this Caribbean country from chaos. Haitian authorities m…

_____ (2021-11-10). Museum Workers Say Fair Pay And Job Security Shouldn't Be A Privilege. popularresistance.org In 1930, Adelyn Dohme Breeskin became the Baltimore Museum of Art's first appointed curator of prints—and the first paid staff curator in the fine arts. A recent BMA exhibition, Adelyn Breeskin: Curating a Legacy, commended her work at the museum, which included helping to secure the Cone Collection and establish the print department. | According to curator Laura Albans, Breeskin was born into a wealthy Baltimore family, moved away for school, and later returned as a divorcee with three kids who needed a job. In 1942, when all the men had gone to war, Breeskin became interim director, and then in 1945 becam…

_____ (2021-11-10). COP26 Can Learn From West Papua's Green Resistance. popularresistance.org The Indonesian state has dominated West Papua with military force since 1962. West Papua is the western half of the island of New Guinea, situated immediately north of Australia. The Netherlands colonized the territory during the nineteenth century. As the Dutch began to decolonize during the 1950s, they prepared West Papua for independence. This came, briefly, at the end of 1961. Shortly after, Indonesia invaded in 1962. This began an enduring occupation predicated on political repression, cultural destruction, and colonial genocide. | It has also resulted in environmental devastation locally and globally, but W…

_____ (2021-11-10). Howard University Students Denounce Deplorable Living Conditions. popularresistance.org As the student occupation of Howard University's Blackburn Center has entered its fifth week, protesters have garnered significant support for their demands that administration at the historically black university immediately address deplorable living conditions. | In early October, students occupied the Blackburn Center to protest vermin infestations, mold, asbestos and other conditions overseen by the for-profit building management company Corvias. Students have camped outside the building in tents demanding that Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick convene a school-wide town hall meeting to discus…

_____ (2021-11-10). Mass Killings, Native Erasure. popularresistance.org Upon his arrival into the "New World" Columbus and his crew unleashed a vicious and relentless wave of violence against the Indigenous populations. From enslavement, to mass rapes, to mass killings Columbus and his men inflicted grotesque levels of violence never before seen in the Western hemisphere. By 1508, an estimated three to five million Indigenous peoples from the Island Nations had died since the time of Columbus's arrival. | The genocide had begun, one driven, and backed, by an ideology under the Doctrine of Discovery that claimed European Christians had a God given right to set forth and colonize any l…

_____ (2021-11-10). North Americans Debunk US And OAS Claims On Nicaragua Election. popularresistance.org While major news networks and the Biden administration have labeled Nicaragua's election a "sham", North American delegations say their observations contradict the accusations. | Members of delegations from the United States and Canada who were first-hand witnesses of the election held a press conference in Managua, in which they characterized the process as efficient, transparent, with widespread turnout and participation of opposition parties. | 165 international representatives from 27 countries were represented in delegations which traveled to 10 departments and two autonomous regions of Nicaragua on the day…

_____ (2021-11-10). Russiagate's Final Collapse. popularresistance.org In his latest installment of "Redacted Tonight," Lee Camp looks into the collapse of the Crowdstrike narrative, which he says went the same way as the Steele Dossier and other laughable excuses for Hillary Clinton getting beaten by Donald Trump. Lee takes a victory lap this week as the final pillar of the Russiagate conspiracy theory crumbles. Also, he reports on a mysterious illness connected to lavender products, and the real people fighting for a better future at the UN's COP 26 conference — the activists.

_____ (2021-11-10). UN-Backed Banker Alliance Announces 'Green' Plan. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, an "industry-led and UN-convened" alliance of private banking and financial institutions announced plans at the COP26 conference to overhaul the role of global and regional financial institutions, including the World Bank and IMF, as part of a broader plan to "transform" the global financial system. The officially stated purpose of this proposed overhaul, per alliance members, is to promote the transition to a "net zero" economy. However, the group's proposed "reimagining" of international financial institutions, according to their recently published "progress report," would also move to merge these…

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-10). Luis Almagro Dusts Off Coup Script and Targets Nicaragua. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, November 9, the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, posted a message on his Twitter account revealing his intention of promoting a new coup d'état in the region—this time in Nicaragua—following the incontestable results that confirmed the victory of Daniel Ortega in the Central American country's elections this week. | Almagro, once again following Washington's directives, made his interventionist aims clear by calling for the rejection of the results of the general elections in Nicaragua which gave President Daniel Ortega the presidency with alm…

Ann Brown (2021-11-10). Remembering When Killah Priest Dropped B.I.B.L.E, A Song About Acquiring A Knowledge Of Self. moguldom.com "Liquid Swords" is considered one of the great hip-hop albums. The second solo studio album by Wu-Tang Clan founder GZA, it was released on Nov. 7, 1995, by Geffen Records, and it is still a must-listen for most hip-hop heads. While the album includes track after track of hits, one of the gems is "B.I.B.L.E. …

Ann Brown (2021-11-10). Steve Bannon Tells MAGA Audience: We're Going To Get 50 Percent Of Black Men And Govern For Next 100 Years. moguldom.com President Donald Trump's former top advisor Steve Bannon is making bold statements about Black voters. Facing possible criminal charges for defying subpoenas, Bannon claimed in a tweet Monday that the Republican party will attract the vote of 50 percent of Black men and the party of Lincoln will rule for the next 100 years. Bannon …

Ann Brown (2021-11-10). Eoin Higgins: Bari Weiss' New Anti-Woke University Is A Grifter Scam. moguldom.com The controversial ex-New York Times opinion columnist and editor Bari Weiss is helping to open a new university inside a yellow brick house in the West Campus neighborhood of Austin, Texas, that discourages "illiberalism." Weiss is on the founding board of advisors for the University of Austin, which promises to have a "rigorous curriculum" designed by "society's …

Ann Brown (2021-11-10). New Report Details LAPD Harassment Of Nipsey Hussle's Store And Street Corner. moguldom.com The Los Angeles Police Department allegedly had hip-hop artist and community activist Nipsey Hussle in its sights before he was shot and killed in front of his Marathon Clothing store in 2019. The LAPD had been targeting the street corner and store in South Central LA after law enforcement labeled it a "hot spot" for …

Asa Winstanley (2021-11-10). UK government attacks Palestine student protesters. electronicintifada.net Police investigation threatened after peaceful protest against Israeli ambassador at London School of Economics.

Bill Meyer (2021-11-10). The Toronto International Film Festival and the world. peoplesworld.org One of the most revolutionary films at TIFF this year was Tug of War from the relatively unknown autonomous region of Zanzibar. There's never been a major movie from this island that lies just off the coast of mainland Tanzania, and certainly not one that makes communists the heroes. It's based on socialist Adam Shafi's …

Bruce Lerro (2021-11-10). New Agers vs Neopagans: Can Either be Salvaged for Socialism? (Part II). dissidentvoice.org Is it possible or desirable for socialists to integrate pantheism into dialectical materialism? Can Wiccan covens be integrated into anarchist affinity groups? Can socialism improve itself by embracing celebratory Neopagan seasonal rituals? All this is possible if socialists could admit that being atheists has not been attractive, fun or inspiring in organizing the working class. …

Chauncey K. Robinson (2021-11-10). 'Passing': A beautiful tragedy with emotional bite. peoplesworld.org Passing is a beautiful film that will tear you apart emotionally if you let it. The aesthetic of the movie will lull you in like a gentle breeze until you realize you've been thrown into a whirlwind of events. Although the film is a period piece, taking place in the 1920s, the topics it touches …

Combined Sources (2021-11-10). Fossil fuel lobbyists outnumber every single country's delegation at COP26. peoplesworld.org If the fossil fuel lobby were a country, it would have the biggest delegation at this year's United Nations climate change conference, COP26, Global Witness, and three other organizations conclude in a report released Monday. "At least 503 fossil fuel lobbyists, affiliated with some of the world's biggest polluting oil and gas giants, have been …

Danny Haiphong (2021-11-10). On American Patriotism: A Marxist Polemic. orinocotribune.com By Danny Haiphong — Nov 5, 2021 | The embrace of American patriotism, what some are calling "proletarian patriotism" within online circles, is yet another attempt to rebrand American nationalism. It is similar in character but different in form to the ongoing effort to rebrand the two-party system through the development of a "socialist" bloc within the Democratic Party's corporate jaws. Ideology is rendered an abstraction in each case rather than a reflection of the material conditions of society. The Democratic Party is a capitalist-owned party and therefore cannot but serve the interests of the capitalist…

Eric A. Gordon (2021-11-10). 'The Children': Play tackles generational responsibility. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — So I'm catching up with my friend Bill, and he asks me what I've seen lately. "Oh, I just saw The Children, the new play at the Fountain Theatre." "What's it about?" "It takes place in England near the coast, and it's about a Fukushima-type incident—you know, earthquake, tsunami, destruction of a …

Fight Back (2021-11-10). Milwaukee Alliance hosts rally to focus the county budget on community, not cops. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the afternoon of November 6, the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (MAARPR) held a rally at Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee. This rally was in protest of the current county budget proposal, which the County Board of Supervisors will vote on the morning of November 8. The current proposal would increase the already bloated budget of the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) by 6%. MAARPR's canvassing efforts over the past six months have revealed that working-class Black and brown people in Milwaukee do not want this budgetary increase. | In addition to protestin…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-10). Howard University Officials: Things Aren't That Bad As Students Claim, Only 41 Dorm Rooms With Mold. moguldom.com As its students continue their month-long protest at one of the nation's most prominent HBCUs, Howard University officials are saying the housing conditions are not as bad as students are making it seem. They also said they are working to address the dorms where there are issues. "The well-being of our students is always one …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-10). Kamala Harris Breaks Modern Record For VPs: Approval Rating Falls To Historic Low Of 28 Percent. moguldom.com U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris has achieved another historic feat — but this time it's not such a favorable one. Harris' approval rating hit an all-time low of 28 percent, with 51 percent of Americans saying they disapprove of the job she is doing, according to a poll released Sunday by USA Today and Suffolk …

Jim Hightower (2021-11-10). AI That Will Bite Us in the Butt. otherwords.org Tick-tick-tick — each sweep of Big Tech's clock enhances corporate power and sweep away more of our civil rights. | At first, each new surge of artificial intelligence and robotic technologies can seem perfectly benign, even playful. Take "Spot," the robotic, four-legged "doggie" that actually has no spots, no puppy eyes, no tail to wag, and can't bark. | It's very undoggy. In fact, this electronic critter is rather creepily nightmarish, but it's marketed by cute videos, including one of Spot mixing margaritas (admit it, that beats training your real dog to bring your slippers to you). | But you can't just…

John Bachtell (2021-11-10). Wealthy capitalist countries owe climate reparations, developing nations tell COP26. peoplesworld.org

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-11-10). Venezuela Salutes FSLN Victory as New US Sanctions Loom Over Nicaragua. venezuelanalysis.com In echoes of Washington's strategy for regime change in Venezuela, US officials said new unilateral sanctions were forthcoming.

Karen Conner (2021-11-10). Big Jumps in Food and Energy Prices Push Inflation Higher in October. cepr.net The big increases here will be reversed, as is the case now with televisions. There are no grounds for slamming on the brakes at the Fed.

Mandy Smithberger, William D. Hartung (2021-11-10). How to Cut $1 Trillion from the Pentagon. fpif.org Even as Congress moves to increase the Pentagon budget well beyond the astronomical levels proposed by the Biden administration, a new After all, in its consideration of the bill that authorizes such budget levels for next year…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-10). Select House committee digging into GOP lawmaker roles in Trump coup attempt. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The seven lawmakers on the special committee probing the Jan. 6 Trumpite insurrection at the U.S. Capitol are digging into Republican colleagues' complicity in former GOP Oval Office occupant Donald Trump's coup attempt. And once they get done with depositions and closed-door testimony—and, where needed, subpoenaing witnesses—they'll hold public hearings and issue a report and …

Martha Grevatt (2021-11-10). Midwest elections and the struggle against racism. workers.org Cleveland voters made history Nov. 2 when they approved Issue 24, which creates a permanent community review board to oversee police conduct. Nearly 60% voted in favor citywide, with larger percentages on Cleveland's East Side, the historic base of the African American community. Citizens for a Safer Cleveland delivers ballot . . . |

Martha Grevatt (2021-11-10). Kellogg's workers still on 'Str-r-r-ike!' in Strikevember. workers.org Battle Creek, Mich., Nov. 4 Battle Creek, Mich. Tony the Tiger's famous line — "Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, they're "grrr-eat" has been reworked. Lawn signs supporting the strike of 1,400 Kellogg's workers show an angry Tony with a picket sign saying "Kellogg's on strrr-ike!" The members of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers . . . |

Mirinda Crissman (2021-11-10). Gender-based violence: root causes, root cures. workers.org Prisons, jails, and detention centers hold many survivors of violence, and these brutal institutions themselves reproduce that violence. One of the many ways they do so can be understood through the lens of people being criminalized simply for defending themselves against gender-based violence. Under international law, gender-based violence (GBV) includes: . . . |

Staff (2021-11-10). 21N Elections: 1,895 Voting Machines Deployed in 19 States — EU Companions Work Without Restrictions. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, November 9, a total of 1,875 voting machines were deployed across 19 of Venezuela's 24 states, for use in the upcoming regional and municipal elections to be held on November 21. | Through a press release, Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) reported that for the deployment of the machines, the fifteenth day of audit of the production of voting machines was carried out, and is ongoing in the industrial warehouse of the National Electoral Council in Filas de Mariche. | CNE indicated that on Tuesday, 35 teams corresponding to four municipalities in Anzoátegui state (Bolívar, Aragua, Diego Bau…

Staff (2021-11-10). Cabello Warns of Attempts to Destabilize 21N Elections. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, November 9, United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) vice president and campaign manager Diosdado Cabello warned about possible attempts by some electoral observers to destabilize the November 21 elections in which Venezuelans will elect new governors and mayors. | While on visit to the state of Anzoátegui, Cabello recalled the events that took place in Bolivia in 2019, when an Observation Commission of the Organization of American States (OAS) promoted a coup against Evo Morales, president at that time. | "I want to publicly denounce the people who came as observers to Venezuela, from the highly ci…

This Week in Fascism (2021-11-10). This Week in Fascism #122: Boston Shuts It Down, Hundreds Protest Milo, Far-Right Mass Shooter in Boise, National Justice Party Gathers Neo-Nazi Island of Unwanted Goys. itsgoingdown.org photo: @AlissaAzar And we are back! Lots to cover in this installment — and happily, a lot of it is action! We've got a jammed list of action reports along with the usual doxxes, news, ways to support prisoners, and a few alerts and breaking stories. From leftovers ala Unite the Right attempting to rebrand…

Editor (2021-11-10). Editorial/ Es hora de enterrar el 'chuzo. workers.org El béisbol -que durante mucho tiempo se ha promocionado como el "pasatiempo nacional de Estados Unidos"— acaba de dar a millones de personas de todo el mundo una mirada horrorosa al crudo racismo colonial de los colonos sobre el que se funda Estados Unidos. Un aficionado al deporte dice 'El . . . |

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-10). Russian military detects "strike coordination plane" accompanying U.S. nuclear bombers, interceptor missile destroyer in Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The following report is from today's Sputnik news. The B-1 Lancer long-range bomber entered service as a nuclear bomber in 1986 under Strategic Air Command. In recent days it has been engaging in war games over the Black Sea in conjunction with NATO fourth- and fifth-generation multirole combat aircraft, the U.S. Sixth Fleet flagship USS …

Rishika Pardikar (2021-11-10). The U.S. Is Reneging On Its Climate Commitments. dailyposter.com

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-10). Pegasus used to spy on six Palestinian human rights activists, finds investigation. peoplesdispatch.org The investigation by Frontline Defenders revealed that the iPhones of the six activists were hacked using the Pegasus spyware from July 2020 onwards. Three of the activists were working with Palestinian human rights groups recently designated as terrorists by Israel…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-10). NATO's No 2 for Defense Policy and Planning inspects NATO air base in Estonia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning visits Estonian Air Base NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning, Patrick Turner, visited the Italian Eurofighter detachment at àÑmari Air Base on November 8, 2021. Mr Turner, the permanent Chairman of the Defence Policy and Planning Committee, the main defence advisory body of …

teleSUR (2021-11-10). Uruguay: Women Demand President Lacalle to Protect Their Rights. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, gender activists will gather at the Uruguayan presidential palace to demand that President Luis Lacalle protect the 2012 Voluntary Interruption Law (IVE). | Related | Although there has not been a formal attempt to repeal this law, several officials made worrisome statements against the right to safe abortion. One of them is Public Health Service Administration (ASSE) President Leonardo Cipriani…

Staff (2021-11-10). NASA will miss Trump target for Moon landing. rt.com NASA has shared that its astronauts will not return to the Moon until 2025 at the earliest, missing an ambitious target set by then-US President Donald Trump's administration to reach the lunar surface "by any means necessary." | Announcing the delay on Tuesday, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said Congress had not provided enough funding for the landing system needed for its Artemis moon program and that more money is required for its Orion capsule program — which now has a revised cost of $9.3 billion. | A legal challenge from billionaire Jeff Bezos rocket company, Blue Origin, over the procurement by El…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-10). Women in Poland demand justice for victim of anti-abortion law. peoplesdispatch.org Tens of thousands of women marched in the Polish capital Warsaw on Saturday, November 6, protesting the tragic death of a 30-year-old woman, Izabela, from pregnancy-related complications in Pszczyna. Protests were called by feminist groups, including the National Women's Strike (Strajk Kobiet), and marches were held in all major cities in the country. The protesters blamed the strict anti-abortion directive imposed by the Polish Constitutional Court at the behest of the incumbent conservative government led by the Law and Justice (PiS) party for Izabela's death. Members from opposition political parties, includin…

Staff (2021-11-10). This Will Set Africa on Fire: Nnimmo Bassey of Nigeria Blasts Progress of Talks at U.N. Climate Summit. democracynow.org Today a draft agreement at COP26 was released, calling on nations to accelerate the phasing out of coal and fossil fuel subsidies and make pledges to cut emissions by the end of 2022. The draft also urges wealthy nations to "urgently scale-up" financial support for developing countries to help them adapt to the climate crisis. This comes as a new report by the group Climate Action Tracker estimates world temperatures are on track to rise by 2.4 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels based on current pledges to cut emissions — far higher than the 1.5 degree goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement. To discus…

MEE staff (2021-11-10). US House Democrats slam $650m weapons sale to Saudi Arabia. middleeasteye.net US House Democrats slam $650m weapons sale to Saudi Arabia | Congresswoman Ilhan Omar says selling arms to Riyadh 'while they continue to slaughter Yemenis is unacceptable' | Wed, 11/10/2021 – 21: 17 | Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, namely the United Arab Emirates, intervened in Yemen in March 2015 (AFP) | A group of prominent House Democrats on Wednesday criticised the Biden administration's decision t…

Anonymous007 (2021-11-10). U.S. And Ukraine Update Their Strategic Partnership Charter To Prove "Irreversibility" Of Policy In Support Of Kiev. southfront.org Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba revealed details of the updated Strategic Partnership Charter between Ukraine and the United States. "We…

teleSUR (2021-11-10). Lasso Does Not Allow Press In Dialogue With Indigenous Peoples. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, militants from the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) and the United Workers Front (FUT) will be mobilized in the streets of Quito while their leaders meet with President Guillermo Lasso to discuss solutions to the country's economic crisis. | Related | As a condition of attending the government's headquarters, CONAIE requested that the meeting be public so that citizens can see what really…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-10). U.S., NATO allies' warplanes continue drills over the Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Allies cooperate across sea and air during exercise Castle Forge US F-15 Strike Eagles have successfully completed their second set of forward deployments to Bulgaria and Romania during exercise Castle Forge, returning to Greece on November 6, 2021. Two groups of US fighters forward deployed from Larissa Air Base (AB), Greece with one group …

WSWS (2021-11-10). Unions delay strikes after massive vote against NHS pay offer. wsws.org Rather than call for immediate walkouts across the NHS, the union bureaucracy is reaching for the first tool in its treacherous arsenal of measures to delay and sabotage a fight—the "indicative ballot".

teleSUR (2021-11-10). Honduras: Social Forum Denounces Irregularities In Upcoming Elections. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Honduran Social Forum on External Debt and Development (FOSDEH) and other social organizations denounced the existence of irregularities in the Nov. 28 elections. | Related | So far, the National Election Council (CNE) has not approved several important reforms for the proper conduct of transparent elections. Among them is the implementation of a second round in case no candidate reaches an absolute m…

Norman Solomon (2021-11-10). Found in Translation: New York Times Says Democrats Shouldn't Challenge Oligarchy. zcomm.org The editorial certainly reflected "longstanding values" — since the Times has recycled them for decades in its relentless attacks on the progressive wing of the Democratic Party…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-10). After CIA "warning" to Putin, Biden-Zelensky meeting, Blinken and Ukraine FM meet on "Russian aggression" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Blinken, Kuleba to discuss Russia's actions on Ukrainian border Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is going to discuss the announcement of a new increase in Russian military power near the border with Ukraine with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 10, head of the press service of the …

Staff (2021-11-10). 'QAnon Shaman' should get jail time to set example — prosecutors. rt.com Federal prosecutors have requested a jail term of over four years for 'QAnon Shaman' Jacob Chansley, described as "the public face of the Capitol riot." They say they want the sentence to set an example to others. | Clad in fur, facepaint, and Viking-style horns, Chansley is instantly recognizable from photos and videos of the pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill in January. After languishing in solitary confinement for seven months, Chansley pleaded guilty in September to obstructing the certification of President Joe Biden's electoral victory, a federal offense. | Government prosecutors requested on Tuesday that C…

teleSUR (2021-11-10). Negotiation On 'Carbon Markets' Unleashes Discord At COP26. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) was dedicated to addressing issues related to the use of technologies, gender and climate. Despite the official rhetoric, environmental and social activists worry that the discussions still lie far from a framework of gender justice, while ignoring how certain technologies have an impact on nature and territories. | RELATED: | These tensions were identified…

Julian Brave NoiseCat (2021-11-10). How Climate Activists Pushed the "Left Edge of the Possible" zcomm.org The strongest climate provisions may have failed, but the past 10 years have proved that organizing can work…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-10). US Continues To Challenge Russia's Sovereignty In The Black Sea. southfront.org One of Australia's two Canberra Class LHDs conducting exercises with a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke Class DDG and Nimitz Class CVN. Although possible, it is hard to image Australia committing significant naval assets to a U.S. strike against China. Australia has far too much to lose and little to gain from such a scenario.Tensions escalate as US sends two warships to the region. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Last Thursday, the flagship of the US 6th Fleet, USS Mount Whitney, ente…

Shatha Hammad (2021-11-10). Israel: Settler attacks on Palestinian olive harvest 'most dangerous in years'. middleeasteye.net Israel: Settler attacks on Palestinian olive harvest 'most dangerous in years' | Palestinian olive farmers say attacks 'under the watchful eye' of the Israeli army have destroyed the otherwise festive harvest season | Wed, 11/10/2021 – 09: 51 | Palestinian farmers Ashraf and Abdelrahman el-Dor (L-R) on their land in Wadi al-Balat, between Nablus and Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on 25 October…

A Guest Author (2021-11-10). A Sandinista's view of Nicaragua's colonial history. workers.org Left to right: Jose Leon Aviles, Executive Secretariat for Development of the Caribbean Coast and Johnny Hodgson, Managua, Oct. 6.WW PHOTO: Monica Moorehead The following is part of a presentation given by Johnny Hodgson, Sandinista National Liberation Front's Political Secretary for the Autonomous Region of the South Caribbean (RACCS), on . . . |

Staff (2021-11-10). US accuses engineer of espionage for Chinese company. rt.com A former Broadcom engineer has been charged with industrial espionage, accused by the US Department of Justice of stealing trade secrets involving computer chips to benefit his new China-based employer. | Following a federal grand jury indictment, Peter Kisang Kim pleaded not guilty on 18 counts of trade-secret theft during his arraignment at a San Jose federal court on Tuesday. If convicted, the 50-year-old faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count. | Kim — a 20-year veteran of semiconductor giant Broadcom — allegedly took secrets from a highly restricted employee-only "docum…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-10). U.S. Sixth Fleet flagship given reception in Georgian port city. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com An official reception was held on the US ship Mount Whitney in the territorial waters of Georgia An official reception was held on the US ship Mount Whitney in the territorial waters of Georgia. The Prime Minister of Georgia welcomed American command ships, their crews and personnel in Batumi. "…I would like to express enormous …

_____ (2021-11-10). Iran's Politics in the Turbulent Middle East. journal-neo.org In his instructions to the new cabinet, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei denounced US President Joe Biden as a "ravenous wolf," telling his ministers, "Diplomacy should not be influenced and linked to the nuclear issue." Instead, President Ebrahim Raisi's team intends to focus on east-oriented economic diplomacy. Both Raisi and Ali Khamenei condemned the previous President …

WSWS (2021-11-10). House Republican Paul Gosar tweets anime video depicting him killing Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. wsws.org Paul Gosar, the fascistic Republican congressman from Arizona and supporter of Trump's attempt to overthrow the 2020 election, posted a video on social media depicting himself attacking and killing Democratic Representative Ocasio-Cortez.

teleSUR (2021-11-10). XI Urges Asia-pacific To Stride Toward Shared Future. telesurenglish.net Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday urged the Asia-Pacific region to face up to the responsibility of the times, be in the driver's seat, and strive hard to meet the goal of building an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future. | Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit via video, in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 11, 2021.

Moderator (2021-11-10). HSBC: A Climate-Pledge Cautionary Tale. scheerpost.com By Julia Conley / Common Dreams An effort by global financial giant HSBC to water down an industry climate pledge exemplifies the fact that banks and other profit-driven companies "cannot be trusted" to end their complicity in the human-caused climate emergency, critics charged on Tuesday. According to new reporting by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ), HSBC …

Marjorie Cohn (2021-11-10). Absent Any Proof, Israel Designates Palestinian Rights Groups "Terrorist" zcomm.org In an effort to cut off the financial lifelines of six of the most prominent Palestinian human rights groups, the state of Israel has baselessly designated them as "terrorist" organizations…

teleSUR (2021-11-10). Cuban FM Denounces US Campaign to Impose Regime Change in Cuba. telesurenglish.net The Cuban Foreign Minister Rodriguez Parrilla ratified that the response to provocations will be made in strict compliance with Cuban legality. He also denounced the role of the U.S. government in inciting internal subversion. | Cuba FM: "The US intends to orchestrate a provocation to spoil the just celebration of the beginning of the transition to the new normality after long months of pandemic. It is a hostile interference in Cuban affairs that our government will not allow."

WSWS (2021-11-10). Student occupation at Howard University fights for the right to safe and clean housing. wsws.org

Monica Moorehead (2021-11-10). Trials highlight racism — Black Lives Matter. workers.org Two high-profile murder trials are taking place simultaneously in the U.S. — one in the Deep South and the other in the Midwest. Despite the obvious distance in miles, both trials have two main political themes in common: The first is the prevalence of white supremacy and the second is . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-11-10). United States tries to sabotage Nicaragua's elections — yet again. workers.org By Nan McCurdy The following edited article first appeared in Covert Action Magazine on Nov. 3. (Read the entire article at tinyurl.com/5482rum7.) Nan McCurdy is the editor of NicaNotes. Now working in Mexico, she lived over 30 years in Nicaragua and is currently there for the Nov. 7 elections, along . . . |

Jill Richardson (2021-11-10). What a Debate Over Grizzly Bears Shows About Politics. otherwords.org This week, while watching Grizzly bears aren't COVID vaccines or abortion, but in the Northern Rocky Mountains, they are To start, the panel included two scientists (one who had a long career in gove…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-10). In Video: Houthis Shot Down Yet Another US-Made ScanEagle Drone Over Ma'rib. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On November 9, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) announced that their air defenses had shot down yet another US-made Boeing Insitu ScanEagle drone over the central Yemeni province of Ma'rib, where they have been leading a large-scale offensive against Saudi-backed forces for more than eight months now. | Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, said that the drone was shot down with a "suitable weapon" while it was conducting "hostile acts" over the district of…

Staff (2021-11-10). I saw Capitol riot coming, says Prince Harry. rt.com Prince Harry said he saw a coup coming and even warned Twitter's boss, Jack Dorsey, that his platform was being used to organize an insurrection just a day before the Capitol riot on January 6. | Read more | | Speaking on a panel called the Internet Lie Machine, organised by Wired magazine, the British royal asserted that he saw the coup coming in the US. | Asked if he had ever spoken to the tech bosses, Prince Harry said he had been in…

Anonymous007 (2021-11-10). Military Situation In Yemen On November 10, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 235 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On November 9, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 13 airstrikes on the Jubah district | On November 9, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On November 9, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf district | On November 9, Saudi-led coalition…

WSWS (2021-11-10). As strike movement grows, DSA-aligned groups push dead end of UAW "reform" wsws.org The corporate media has given prominent treatment to various "left" groups in the orbit of the UAW leadership and the Democratic Party promoting union reform.

Edna Mohamed (2021-11-10). Iran: New law to boost birth rate will 'endanger women', HRW warns. middleeasteye.net Iran: New law to boost birth rate will 'endanger women', HRW warns | Legislation will deny Iranian women access to reproductive health care, says rights group | Wed, 11/10/2021 – 11: 07 | The bill will add to existing limits on access to contraception and abortion for Iranian women. (AFP) | An Iranian draft law aimed at raising the birth rate will put women's lives at risk by denying them access to re…

Celine-Marie Pascale (2021-11-10). The federal poverty line struggles to capture the economic hardship that half of Americans face. nationofchange.org You can't work your way out of poverty in low-wage jobs.

Rayhan Uddin (2021-11-10). 'Taken' director makes UAE-backed film about Yemen war. middleeasteye.net 'Taken' director makes UAE-backed film about Yemen war | French director Pierre Morel makes big budget movie about the plight of Emirati soldiers in southern Yemen | Wed, 11/10/2021 – 15: 14 | Al-Kameen (The Ambush), set amid the backdrop of the war in Yemen, was shot entirely in the mountainous areas of the UAE's Ras Al Khaimah (Al Kameen Film/ImageNation Abu Dhabi) | The civil war in Yemen may have…

Editor (2021-11-10). COP26: More "blah, blah, blah!" workers.org Indigenous contingents led the massive climate crisis protest march in Glasgow, Nov. 5, including youth from Bolivia and Ecuador. Midway through the COP26 U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, over 100,000 youth marched Nov. 5 to express consensus that the conference was set up to fail. Chants included "Cop-out" and . . . |

_____ (2021-11-10). Cop26: Surging Wood Pellet Industry Threatens Climate. popularresistance.org Representatives From 192 Nations Continue Meeting In Glasgow, Scotland, At COP26 This Week In Hopes Of Making Deals To Save Humanity, Cool The Planet, And Salvage Their Nations' Reputations. | However, Absent From The Conference Agenda Are Discussions Of Carbon Accounting Loopholes That Scientists Say Are Dangerously Underreporting Emissions And Speeding Climate Change. An Overlooked Issue Is Forest Biomass: Burning Wood To Produce Energy. Despite Research Proving Otherwise, The Practice Continues To Be Called Carbon Neutral By Nations And The Forestry Industry, Allowing Significant Greenhouse Gas Emissions To Go…

Staff (2021-11-10). Científicas de Argentina, Brasil y Cuba ganan primera edición del premio que reconoce a mujeres químicas. cubadebate.cu Tres mujeres científicas de América Latina han sido reconocidas con la inauguración del Premio Mujeres Latinoamericanas en Química 2021, otorgado por la American Chemical Society (ACS) y la Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones Químicas (FLAQ).Las ganadoras son Clarissa Piccinin Frizzo (Brasil), Hilda Elisa Garay Pérez (Cuba) e Marta Irene Litter (Argentina).

Staff (2021-11-10). Businesses sue over 'irreparable harm' from Biden jab mandate. rt.com A group of businesses has followed Republican states in suing the Biden administration over its private-sector vaccine mandate. They claim that the "unconstitutional" mandate will result in lost jobs and empty shelves. | The coalition of businesses, which includes staffing companies, restaurant groups and religious organizations,

WSWS (2021-11-10). John Deere strike at the crossroads. wsws.org In the week since workers voted down a second company proposal backed by the United Auto Workers union, Deere management has gone on the offensive. The path to the strike's victory exists, but only if workers take the initiative and break the UAW's isolation of the struggle.

teleSUR (2021-11-10). UN Experts To Assess Venezuelan Electoral System. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Venezuela's Electoral Council (CNE) received the United Nations' electoral experts Domenico Tuccinardi, Fernanda Abreu, and Roly Davila, who will evaluate the electoral system ahead of the Nov. 21 subnational elections. | RELATED: | Unlike what electoral observation missions do, this UN group will not carry out a public evaluation of the electoral results but will present a report with electoral rec…

Aditi Ramaswami (2021-11-10). The Holes In Biden's Vaccine Mandate. dailyposter.com

WSWS (2021-11-10). Sri Lankan government to impose drastic austerity measures. wsws.org "The people will not gain anything, we will take from them" in the next budget, the finance minister declared.

WSWS (2021-11-10). Defend Deere workers against company-UAW strikebreaking! Join the Deere Strike Rank-and-File Solidarity Committee! wsws.org On November 6, workers who have been involved at strikes and struggles at Deere, Volvo and Mack Trucks, Dana, the Detroit automakers, nurses and educators voted to establish the Deere Strike Rank-and-File Solidarity Committee.

Jonathan Cook (2021-11-10). COP26: Military pollution is the skeleton in the West's climate closet. mronline.org Leaders at the COP26 summit have no intention of tackling the growing environmental impacts caused by their 'defence' spending.

teleSUR (2021-11-10). Nicaragua Asks OAS to Abandon Interventionist Positions. telesurenglish.net The permanent representative to the OAS explained that last Sunday, 65 percent of the population went to the polls and 75 percent gave their support to the great Alliance of Unity Nicaragua Triunfa, which is why he called on the regional body not to interfere in matters of sovereignty. | While the Biden administration and major news networks have labeled Nicaragua's election a "sham", North American delegations say their observations totally contradict such claims.

Staff (2021-11-10). Trump loses bid to keep White House docs secret in Capitol riot probe. rt.com A US District Judge has rejected former president Donald Trump's bid to prevent a congressional committee from securing his White House records, as part of an investigation into the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill. | Issuing the ruling on Tuesday night, Judge Tanya Chutkan rejected Trump's attempt to prevent more than 700 pages of records produced during his presidency from being transferred from the National Archives to the January 6 committee. | "Presidents are not kings, and the plaintiff is not president," Chutkan declared, adding that "the public interest lies in permitting, not enjoining, the combined wil…

WSWS (2021-11-10). Using record number of homicides as pretext, Portland Mayor proposes $5.2 million to expand police force. wsws.org Mayor Wheeler's funding proposal is part of the broader strategy of the Biden administration and Democratic Party to increase funding to police departments in the name of racial justice, reform and public safety.

_____ (2021-11-10). Baffling: American General Already Admits Defeat Against Russians and Chinese. strategic-culture.org General Milley's address at the Aspen Security Forum is a major piece of news and food for thought. | We live in times of media madness in which it is ever so easy to become cynical or desensitized to even the most heinous or theoretically shocking news. So it may be hard to even get excited about a quote that has nothing to do with gender issues on Twitter, but I implore you to consider the resonance of

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