Daily Archives: November 12, 2021

2021-11-12: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-11-12). The refugee crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border and the danger of war. wsws.org EU and NATO countries are mobilizing troops, whipping up far-right hysteria, and effectively threatening Belarus and Russia with war.

Editor2 (2021-11-12). Honduras: Social Forum Denounces Irregularities in Upcoming Elections. orinocotribune.com The Platform in Defense of Public Health and Education invited Hondurans to go en masse to the polls because a record-high turnover is one of the ways to avoid fraud attempts. | 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. | 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 majority. Nor have the authorities pr…

Editor2 (2021-11-12). What I saw on Election Day in Nicaragua. orinocotribune.com By Rick Sterling — Nov 10, 2021 | US media and politicians have condemned the November 7 Nicaragua election as a "fraud" and "sham". On the day of the election, the White House issued a But are these accusations true? | Along with other international volunteers, I was an eye-witness to the election last Sunday. Previously I have bee…

Ajamu Baraka (2021-11-12). Class Warfare and Socialist Resistance: Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela as Existential Threats to the US. dissidentvoice.org Why do Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela pose such an existential threat to the U.S.? The promise of socialism and their resistance to US class warfare. One of the extreme ironies of the latest attack by the settler-colonial regime of the United States against the national democratic project of Nicaragua is that in Nicaragua, the second …

Dean Baker (2021-11-12). The Media Discover Real Wages. cepr.net At the start of the pandemic, many of the lower paid workers lost their jobs, which raised the average wage for people who were still working. This year we are seeing this composition effect in reverse.

Staff (2021-11-12). Moon has enough oxygen for 8 billion people — scientist. rt.com The Moon's atmosphere doesn't contain enough oxygen for human life, but under the planet's rocky top layer, there's enough of the gas to sustain eight billion human lives for 100,000 years, according to a prominent scientist. | In a piece penned this week in The Conversation, John Grant, a lecturer in soil science at Australia's Southern Cross University Read more…

SAM (2021-11-12). Why Are Moderna's Billionaires Airbrushing Scientists Out of the Vaccine Patent Picture? inequality.org

WSWS (2021-11-12). Tens of thousands of Kaiser Permanente workers prepare to strike as global struggles by healthcare workers continue. wsws.org Nearly 32,000 nurses and other healthcare workers employed by Kaiser Permanente are set to strike next Monday in southern California, Oregon, Washington state and Hawaii.

sputniknews (2021-11-12). Arizona School Board President 'Busted' for Collecting 1984-Style Dossier on Dissident Parents. sputniknews.com The document tracked the Social Security numbers, financial info, and even divorce records of those who opposed school board policies.

Staff (2021-11-12). Rittenhouse trial judge rules on lesser-charge request. rt.com The judge in Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial has ruled against a bid by the prosecution for the jury to consider a lesser charge in the shooting of Joseph Rosenbaum — one of two men the teenager is accused of killing. | Rittenhouse's defense rested their case on Thursday after presenting evidence that the then-17-year-old acted in self-defense when he shot and killed two people during violent protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year. Prosecutors were seeking to add lesser charges to their case. | However, on Friday, Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder denied prosecutors' arguments that an additional cha…

sputniknews (2021-11-12). Kyle Rittenhouse's Mum Says Her Son 'Not a White Supremacist' as She Scolds Biden for 'Defaming' Him. sputniknews.com Kyle Rittenhouse is currently on trial as he faces charges, including murder, for shooting three men and killing two during an altercation at racial justice riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020. The 18-year-old remains adamant in denying any wrongdoing and claiming self-defence.

TASS (2021-11-12). Belavia stops accepting Iraqis, Syrians and Yemenis on flights from Turkey to Belarus. tass.com Earlier, given the migration crisis on the Belarusian-Polish border, Turkish Airlines will not sell tickets for flights to Belarus to the residents of Iraq, Syria and Yemen…

TASS (2021-11-12). Iraqi embassy in Moscow ready to evacuate from Belarus all Iraqis who wish to get home. tass.com Further details regarding the evacuation will be announced later…

TASS (2021-11-12). Women with children try to illegally enter Poland from Belarus, Polish official says. tass.com According to the statement, the attempt to cross the border had been thwarted…

Staff (2021-11-12). Russian nuclear-capable bombers patrol over Belarus, as Minsk's standoff with Poland intensifies (VIDEO). rt.com Two Russian Tu-160 supersonic bombers took a spin in the skies over Belarus, on Thursday, as Poland amassed troops on the border and threatened an armed response to a standoff involving thousands of Middle Eastern asylum seekers. | The Russian Defense Ministry published a video of the sleek bombers carrying out their patrol, noting that they were accompanied by an Su-30SM of the Belarus Air Force, demonstrating a high level of interoperability between the two Collective Security Treaty Organization allies. The mission took four hours and 36 minutes, and the bombers traveled more than 3,000km. | While the mi…

sputniknews (2021-11-12). Poland and Lithuania Using Migration Crisis to Obtain Funds From EU, Belarusian Diplomat Says. sputniknews.com UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — Poland and Lithuania are using the border crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border to gain additional funds from the European Union, Belarusian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Valentin Rybakov told Sputnik.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-12). First British troops deployed to Belarusian border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Britain has trained over 17,000 Ukrainian troops under Operation ORBITAL and is in charge of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence battle group in Estonia. ==== Team of 10 UK troops sent to Poland to assist on Belarus border Britain has sent a team of about 10 soldiers to Poland to help Warsaw strengthen its border …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-12). Poland, NATO neighbors want war in northeastern Europe: Belarusian DM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Poland and neighboring countries want to initiate conflict — Belarusian defense minister Poland and other NATO countries bordering Belarus have been beefing up their military presence at the borders of the republic, and want to unleash a conflict by dragging Europe into it, Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin said in a statement on Friday. "It …

Yusuf Selman Inanc (2021-11-12). Turkey issues Belarus flight ban to avert migrant crisis with Europe. middleeasteye.net Turkey issues Belarus flight ban to avert migrant crisis with Europe | Ankara bans passengers from Iraq, Yemen and Syria from boarding flights to Minsk following a migrant crisis with Poland | Fri, 11/12/2021 – 11: 15 | Migrants in a camp on the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region on 20 November 2021 (AFP) | The Turkish Civil Aviation Authority announced on Friday that citi…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-12). NATO's North Atlantic Council "strongly condemns" Belarus (with Article 5 language). antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Statement by the North Atlantic Council on the situation at the Poland-Belarus border The North Atlantic Council strongly condemns the continued instrumentalisation of irregular migration artificially created by Belarus as part of hybrid actions targeted against Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia for political purposes. These callous actions endanger the lives of vulnerable people. NATO Allies stand …

Dave DeCamp (2021-11-12). Belarus' Neighbors Warn Migrant Crisis Could Lead to Military Clash. news.antiwar.com Tensions are high in Eastern Europe over thousands of migrants from war-torn countries in the Middle East that are attempting to enter Poland and other EU from Belarus. Now, Belarus' neighbors are warning the crisis The defense ministers from Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia issued a joint statement warning of a potential military clash. "This increases the possibility of provocations and serious incidents that could als…

Staff (2021-11-12). Headlines for November 12, 2021. democracynow.org New Draft Agreement Weakens Earlier Calls to Phase Out Coal, Fossil Fuel Funding as COP26 Nears End, Beyond Oil and Gas: Denmark and Costa Rica Lead New Push to Phase Out Fossil Fuels, Biden and Xi Jinping to Hold Virtual Summit Amid Ongoing Tensions, NIH and Moderna in Legal Battle over COVID Vaccine Patent Rights, Another Explosion Targets Mosque in Afghanistan, 5,000 Afghan Refugees Fleeing to Iran Every Day as Humanitarian Crisis Worsens, U.N.: 84 Million People Worldwide Displaced by War, Insecurity and the Climate Crisis, Eastern Europe Refugee Crisis Intensifies as Poland Blocks Border, Belarus Issues Thre…

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-12). Trade and Development Backstory: The Struggle Over the UNCTAD 15 Mandate. cepr.net Governments and civil society organizations must work together with UNCTAD to provide developing countries the tools — and the transformed governance regimes — they need to "build back better" through these challenging and difficult times.

Staff (2021-11-12). Minister Plasencia: Even if Alex Saab is Convicted, We will Continue to Insist on his Release. orinocotribune.com The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Félix Plasencia, stressed that even in the case that Alex Saab is convicted, Venezuela will continue to insist on his release. Plasencia described the process carried out by the United States as a "kidnapping." | "If Alex Saab is convicted, we will continue to insist that he be released, because it is an illegal process," Plasencia said. "There are instances and opportunities to continue legally defending the rights of the Venezuelan representative at this juncture of kidnapping and illegal arrest." The minister made the statements during an interview with the Russian…

Geopolitics & Empire (2021-11-12). Edward Curtin: There is a Direct Link between JFK, 9/11, and Covid-19. dissidentvoice.org Edward Curtin returns to discuss deep politics and what links the assassination of JFK, 9/11, and Covid-19. No president since Kennedy has dared to buck the Military-Industrial-Complex, including Trump, who is part of the same system that produced both Obama and Biden. He discusses the 1967 CIA memo which told mainstream media to use the …

Tony Murphy (2021-11-12). Amazon Labor Union advances with widespread, organized solidarity. workers.org Only two weeks after Amazon Labor Union workers filed with the National Labor Relations Board on Oct. 25 to hold an election at the company's Staten Island warehouses, signs of support are visible throughout the New York City metro area. These large banner drops are seen daily by thousands of . . . |

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-12). Belaboring the self-evident: Russian DM warns of deteriorating military situation in Europe. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The truth is that there is war in Europe and there has been war since the U.S. and its EU and NATO allies conspired to violently overthrow the government of Ukraine in 2014 and plunge that nation into armed conflict in its east. But Europe has in fact been at war for almost thirty years, …

WSWS (2021-11-12). Strike at Kellogg's in danger as it enters sixth week. wsws.org While the company is pledges to meet its financial targets by running its plants with scab labor, importing cereal from its international operations, the BCTGM union is isolating the strike and promoting poisonous anti-Mexican nationalism.

Moderator (2021-11-12). Aaron Maté: New Indictments Expose Democrats' Russiagate Obsession as a Historic Hoax. scheerpost.com Journalist, Aaron Maté. [Photo courtesy of Aaron Maté] | Click to subscribe on: After the 2016 general election, which saw Hillary Clinton defeated by Donald Trump, Democrats scrambled for someone to blame other than themselves. Rather than reflect on their many betrayals of the working class that once made up the core of their voting base, Democrats and their mos…

_____ (2021-11-12). Debunking Myths About Nicaragua's 2021 Election. popularresistance.org Millions of Nicaraguans went to the polls on November 7, 2021, re-electing the leftist Sandinista Front and President Daniel Ortega by a large margin. The Joe Biden administration refused to recognize the results, however. The United States and its allies in the European Union and the Organization of American States (OAS) have instead launched what essentially amounts to a new coup attempt against Nicaragua's Sandinista government. On November 10, President Biden signed the RENACER Act, which will impose more crushing sanctions on Nicaragua. Washington's escalating campaign of economic war was supplemented by the…

_____ (2021-11-12). Why Are You Asking Us to Compromise on Our Lives? popularresistance.org Nothing useful seemed to emerge from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at COP26 this week. The leaders of developed countries made tired speeches about their commitment to reversing the climate catastrophe. Their words rang with the clichés of spin doctors, their sincerity zero, their actual commitments to lowering carbon emissions nil. Mitzi Jonelle Tan, a Filipino climate activist and spokesperson for Fridays for Future, said that these leaders 'spew empty, tired promises', leaving young people like her with a 'sense of betrayal'.

_____ (2021-11-12). Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela as Existential Threats to the US. popularresistance.org Why do Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela pose such an existential threat to the U.S.? Why are they able to unite all the wings of the democrat party and the republican party against them? It boils down to two factors. First, the power of their example in attempting to build independent, self-determining projects that center the material needs and interests of the people over those of capital. Second, the class warfare politics of the U.S. state.

_____ (2021-11-12). Activists Hold 'People's Plenary' In COP26 Hall As Protests Expected Outside. popularresistance.org A number of protests are due to take place on the final scheduled day of COP26, though the summit is expected to overrun into the weekend. The activists at the People's Plenary are due to march from within the blue zone to meet other groups, who are gathering outside. A rally is expected to take place in Finnieston Street outside the venue in the afternoon.

_____ (2021-11-12). COP26: Governments Play Deaf To Social Movements. popularresistance.org The leaders of the UNFCCC "gladly welcome those who caused the crisis. COP26 has done nothing but pretend and greenwash," Mitzi Jonelle Tan, a member of the non-governmental organization Youth Advocates for Climate Action from the Philippines, told IPS during a rally at the Glasgow Screening Room, a few blocks from the venue where the official meeting is being held until Friday, Nov. 12.

_____ (2021-11-12). Indigenous Campaigners Demand JPMorgan End Fossil Fuel Finance. popularresistance.org Indigenous activists on Wednesday staged a protest outside JPMorgan Chase headquarters in central Glasgow as pressure on banks to halt oil and gas extraction grows. A crowd of over a hundred chanted "enough is enough" and "shame on you" outside the American multinational bank's office building, just over a mile from where crucial talks at the COP26 climate conference are currently taking place.

_____ (2021-11-12). Student Strike Enters Second Week At Columbia University. popularresistance.org Over 3,000 Columbia graduate student workers have been on strike since November 3. This is the latest in a series of actions by graduate students workers in universities across the US, many of which are extremely wealthy.

_____ (2021-11-12). Kellogg's Workers Still On 'Str-R-R-Ike!' In Strikevember. popularresistance.org The members of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) in Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Tennessee are now in their second month on strike. On Nov. 4, union negotiators announced they had turned down the company's latest offer, stating: "The company's last, best and final offer does not achieve what our members are asking for: a predictable pathway to fully vested, fully benefitted employment for all employees with no concessions." Kellogg's has threatened to cut hundreds of jobs and move work to Mexico.

Editor2 (2021-11-12). Did Mexico's AMLO Government Just Blink in Standoff With Global Energy Lobbies? orinocotribune.com By Nick Corbishley — Nov 9, 2021 | Washington finally makes its feelings known on Mexico's dream of energy independence. | With Mexico's government threatening for the last three years to drastically dial back the privatisation and liberalisation of its energy market, it was only a matter of time before its big neighbour to the north made its feelings known on the matter. That moment arrived last Wednesday (Nov. 3) when 40 Republican lawmakers urged the Biden administration to pressure Mexico over what they called discriminatory actions that risk harming U.S. energy companies. In a letter sent to the Dep…

Staff (2021-11-12). Venezuela's El Sistema to Break a Guinness World Record this Sunday. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, November 11, Venezuelan cultural authorities and executives of the world-renowned El Sistema music program announced that the world's largest symphony orchestra will perform this Sunday on the Patio de las Academias, at Fuerte Tiuna in Caracas. Over 12,000 musicians will play simultaneously for at least seven minutes. | The statement was issued at a press conference held by the Minister of Culture, Ernesto Villegas, and the Minister of Information and Communication, Freddy àëañez, alongside Eduardo Méndez, executive director of the Simón Bolívar Orchestra, and David Ascanio, who will take the…

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-12). 21N Elections: Carlos Ocariz Resigns Candidacy for Miranda Governorship. orinocotribune.com The opposition soap opera performed by the right-wing candidates for governor in the state of Miranda has come to an abrupt end. This Thursday, November 11, the candidate for the Democratic Unity Table (MUD), Carlos Ocariz, resigned his candidacy. | During a press conference, the Justice First (Primero Justicia, PJ) politician reported that in "accordance with his struggle" he decided to quit his candidacy for Miranda state governor and leave any further decisions to the MUD. | "We must put an end to this unfortunate situation and return detachment to politics," said Ocariz. "You put me first in the polls, today…

rebekah (2021-11-12). NYC Taxi Drivers Took on Predatory Lenders — And Won. inequality.org

Brittani Banks (2021-11-12). Ending Late Fees Restores the Principle of 'Public' Libraries—NYC Shows the Way for Big Cities. independentmediainstitute.org For more than 100 years, public library systems throughout the U.S. have charged late fees for books and other materials returned past their due dates. This policy primarily impacts the disenfranchised, low-income communities that the modern public library system is intended to serve in the first place—and most often affects people of color, according to …

Brittani Banks (2021-11-12). How China Is Addressing Education Inequality. independentmediainstitute.org In China, the educational pressure on children is intense, and it begins when they are very young. A mother living in Shanghai describes the demands of her six-year-old child's education, saying, "In kindergarten, children already need to spend the whole weekend learning pinyin." Pinyin is the system of romanization of the characters based on their …

Brittani Banks (2021-11-12). Why a State Known for Charter Schools Is Now Joining a Nationwide Trend for Community Schools. independentmediainstitute.org Minnesota is widely known as the land of 10,000 lakes—actually, there are more than 10,000. But the state, which was the first in the nation to pass a charter school law in 1991, could also be described as the land of school choice. Beyond charters, Minnesota is also home to the nation's first comprehensive open …

Benjamin Norton (2021-11-12). Desmintiendo mitos sobre las elecciones en Nicaragua, atacadas por EEUU, la UE y la OEA. thegrayzone.com EEUU, la UE y la OEA están lanzando un nuevo intento de golpe de estado contra el gobierno sandinista de Nicaragua, negándose a reconocer sus elecciones de 2021. The Grayzone observó la votación y desmiente los mitos mediáticos que buscan desacreditar el proceso. (You can read this article in English here.) MANAGUA, NICARAGUA — Millones de nicaragàºenses fueron a las urnas el 7 de noviembre de 2021, re-eligiendo por un amplio margen al Frente Sandinista y su Presidente Daniel Ortega. …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-11-12). Peter Maybarduk on Moderna Patent, Tracy Rosenberg on Aaron Swartz Day. fair.org New York Times ( This week on CounterSpin: We've talked on this show about how drugs and medicines are researched and developed by the government (on the public dime, if you will), and then pharmaceutical companies get patents on them and sell them back to the public at literally life-altering, or life-ending, prices. If you think, "But surely everything is different in a pandemic that's killed 800,000 people in this country, one of every 400 people, and more than 5 million worldwide"—sadly, that means you don't unde…

Tamara Nassar (2021-11-12). Victory for Palestinian hunger striker after 113 days without food. electronicintifada.net Israeli policies on hunger strikes push prisoners to the brink of death.

Roger D. Harris (2021-11-12). Nicaragua Celebrates Democracy: Election Day Report. dissidentvoice.org Leon, Nicaragua, November 7, 2021 — On the fight down to Nicaragua a few days ago to be one of 225 international official election accompaniers from 27 countries, the expat Nicaraguan woman sitting next to me was hostile to the current Sandinista government. She said there will be an election but no vote, because only …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-11-12). FW de Klerk: A Negotiator Before Defeat. dissidentvoice.org Rarely is the pragmatist admired. Be it in policy or politics, such a figure induces suspicion, a concern that principles will have to be subordinated to broader goals. True dreamers and visionaries, for all their glaring faults, can take the accolades; the pragmatists can be given lower pegging. These differences have proven stark with the …

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-11-12). What the f U c K even IS the Left?? An episode on combatting inactivity, hypocrisy, ignorance and white chauvinism w/Bands of Turtle Island! anchor.fm In this episode I was lucky to have host of Bands of Turtle Island, Zitkato, onto the show to discuss how Indigenous people are commonly left out, not only of the discussions surrounding revolution, especially here in the Settler-Colonial State we now call "the United States". I was so happy to finally be able to do this episode, I've been listening to the show for a long time and Zitkato is one of the most intelligent people I know! This was such a good conversation and I feel I have so much more to learn, so I hope to be able to do this again soon! | Go subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, leave a rating an…

_____ (2021-11-12). Now The Organized Takedown of Global Fertilizer Supply? journal-neo.org The global energy shortages which have driven prices for coal, oil and natural gas to explosive highs in the last months are a predictable consequence of the mad pursuit of "Zero Carbon" economic policies that have seen foolish governments subsidize a growing share of electricity from unreliable solar and wind generation. One consequence has been …

_____ (2021-11-12). Turkey Took Up the Use of Climate Weapons. journal-neo.org Because of drought, crop failures, and shortages of freshwater water wars are today becoming for the population of many regions as urgent as the dangers of wars involving nuclear bombs, chemicals, and other means of mass destruction. They cause mass migration, exacerbate the political situation, hostilities and wars. In this context, for example, the Nile …

_____ (2021-11-12). The Hood Communist Guide To The US Blockade On Cuba. popularresistance.org July 2021 caught many on the US left slipping. While the US exploited relatively small protests in Cuba for round the clock coverage of what was being called "the day of reckoning for the Cuban revolution", true colors were exposed as so-called leftists in the imperial core struggled to model what anti-imperialist solidarity actually looks like. For more than 50 years, the call from revolutionary Cuban citizens and organizations has been to end the US blockade on Cuba. For more than 50 years, this has been the most important contribution that the US left could make toward the island. But in the face of protests e…

Albert Bender (2021-11-12). Mapuche people under siege by Chilean military; genocide being charged. peoplesworld.org In the southern sector of Chile, a "state of exception"—a euphemism for a "state of emergency"—has been declared by President Sebastian Piñera. Troops have been sent to the Araucania region, the land of the Mapuche Indigenous nationality. (Note: The government's name for the area, Araucania, is considered a pejorative term by many Mapuche.) Piñera has said four provinces have experienced what he …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-12). $250 Billion To $350 Billion? 10 Actual Facts About the Wealth Theft Against Black US Farmers. moguldom.com Black U.S. farmers have lost 90 percent of their land in the last century, amounting to an estimated $250 billion to $350 billion in accumulated wealth and income — 10 percent of the total wealth held by Black Americans currently, according to the Land Loss and Reparations Project. The number of Black farmers in the …

Michael Berkowitz (2021-11-12). 'Maid' on Netflix: Class struggle on the small screen. peoplesworld.org In the empty calorie candy store of American television entertainment, Netflix's new miniseries Maid does something different and does it very, very well. Maid breaks canon to show us actual working-class people on the job and at home. Not the doctors and detectives that seem to exclusively populate our screens. Not the cowboys or criminals. …

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-11-12). Claudette Colvin: Catalyst for 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. workers.org Claudette Colvin's defiant action on a segregated Alabama bus in 1955 — before that of Rosa Parks — resulted in her arrest and conviction on two counts of violating Montgomery's segregation laws and one of assaulting an officer. Though the first two convictions were overturned on appeal, the third still . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-12). People's COP26: Youth climate activists from most affected areas tell their stories. peoplesdispatch.org Youth in the global south are growing up in some of the most devastating conditions as they face frequent extreme climate events, often watching their homes and livelihoods disappear.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-12). Peruvian President Pedro Castillo's cabinet continues to suffer blows. peoplesdispatch.org Defense minister Walter Ayala is the tenth minister of President Pedro Castillos's cabinet who had been forced to resign due to a defamation campaign by right-wing forces…

Russell Bentley (2021-11-12). Is Biden Looking to Reignite a Dirty War in Ukraine? Recent Visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Raises Concerns. covertactionmagazine.com CIA Director Burns subsequently went to Moscow to try and intimidate Putin into revoking troop buildup on Ukrainian border [Russell …

Sarah Elkbari (2021-11-12). Justice for Xzavier Hill: Mother of 18-year-old killed by state troopers speaks out. liberationnews.org Xzavier Hill was 18 when he was murdered by two Virginia state troopers on Interstate 64 on January 8, 2021 — and the DA is standing in the way of justice…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-11-12). Far-right tensions brewing amid one year anniversary of the return of democracy in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org Members of the opposition and far-right Civic Committees have been mobilizing and blocking roads in different departments of Bolivia as a part of a politically motivated strike.

Bill Meyer (2021-11-12). Masters at Toronto International Film Festival 2021. peoplesworld.org The Toronto International Film Festival has always highlighted the newest works from master filmmakers from around the world. This year, even with its reduced lineup, is no exception. Iran's Asghar Farhadi has a string of award-winning films, including About Elly and A Separation; A Hero, co-winner of this year's Cannes Grand Prix, was featured at …

_____ (2021-11-12). Turkey in the Light of a "Conspiracy" Stagged by Western Ambassadors. journal-neo.org The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has abandoned his threat to dismiss 10 western Ambassadors due to their joint statement in supporting the imprisoned civil society leader and philanthropist Osman Kavala. The decision came after the United States and several other interested countries issued identical declarations about their compliance with the UN convention, which requires …

TASS (2021-11-12). Ukrainian government claims it is at 'energy war' with Russia. tass.com Ukraine earlier claimed that Russia had blocked coal deliveries to Ukraine from Kazakhstan…

_____ (2021-11-12). Campaigners Petition UN To Investigate Racial And Gender Discriminations In Global COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out. popularresistance.org An international coalition of human rights law groups, public health experts, and civil society organizations is taking legal action against the US, UK, Germany, Norway, and Switzerland, on the grounds that these countries are in violation of international human rights law by failing to intervene on what has been an inequitable and racially discriminatory roll-out of the vaccine and other COVID healthcare technologies.

Jason Ditz (2021-11-12). Saudis Report 125 Houthis Killed in Maarib, Bayda. news.antiwar.com Saudi Arabia has once again offered a daily death toll in their air war against Yemen's Houthis, Airstrikes have centered on Maarib for months, and in escalations some 3,000 Houthis are estimated to have been killed since mid-October. Despite that, the Houthis have kept gaining ground. | Just to the south, Bayda saw a lot of spillover violence.from Maarib, as it too is contested. The Houthis hold parts of Bayda, and have…

MEE, agencies (2021-11-12). Sudan coup: Protests as Burhan names himself head of new Sovereign Council. middleeasteye.net Sudan coup: Protests as Burhan names himself head of new Sovereign Council | Ousted information minister Hamza Balloul described the announcement as an extension of the military's coup | Fri, 11/12/2021 – 08: 42 | Burhan has denied carrying out a coup and promised elections in 2023 (AFP) | There have been protests in

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WSWS (2021-11-12). Macron calls for policies of austerity, mass infection in France. wsws.org As the 2022 presidential campaign begins, President Emmanuel Macron aimed to assure the banks he is the best candidate to boost profits at the expense of workers' lives and living standards.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-12). German science leaders commend public health innovation at White City Campus. imperial.ac.uk German science leaders visited Imperial's White City Campus to discover how researchers are working with the local community on health challenges.

WSWS (2021-11-12). Public health experts warn of a winter surge in the pandemic. wsws.org The United States and Europe are facing a renewed surge in COVID-19 cases. Winter and the pro-market policies pursued by governments of high-income nations will have severe consequences for the population.

Staff (2021-11-12). Climate Crisis = Health Emergency: Air Pollution, Pandemics & Displacement Make the World Sick. democracynow.org Health leaders are warning governments of "unimaginable" health consequences from the climate crisis if world leaders don't take decisive action to decarbonize. This week at the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, the Global Climate and Health Alliance presented a letter to the COP26 president signed by 46 million health workers who are calling for global climate action on health. Meanwhile, a delegation of mothers from Brazil, Britain, India, Nigeria, Poland and South Africa attended COP26 to deliver their own letter to the summit's president that was signed by about 500 parent groups from 44 countries and calls for…

teleSUR, drl, JDO (2021-11-12). Presidente salvadoreño ordena militarización tras ola criminal. telesurtv.net La decisión del presidente Nayib Bukele sobrevino tras el asesinato de 20 personas ocurridos el miércoles en el país.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-12). La pandemia de COVID-19 no existe. globalizacion.ca Introducción | Existe mucha confusión y desinformación con respecto a la naturaleza de la llamada "pandemia" de Covid-19. | Los gobiernos y los medios corporativos rara vez mencionan la definición de pandemia. | Lo que confirma la existencia de una pandemia no es…

Peder Schaefer (2021-11-12). Institutionalizing the Political Theory Project. zcomm.org How an ideological Trojan horse might breach Brown…

WSWS (2021-11-12). Amazon once again abandons mask requirements. wsws.org Amazon seeks to entice workers to risk their lives in their warehouses as the holiday season approaches, typically the busiest time of year.

sputniknews (2021-11-12). Ex-Indian Diplomat: New Delhi Becoming Part of US 'Agenda on Iran', 'Subordinating' Its Interests. sputniknews.com Observers believe that Delhi's rising closeness to the US and Israel has affected its traditional relations with Iran, once India's largest crude supplier. Last month, India, the US, Israel, and the UAE came together to form a regional bloc, which Tel Aviv said was created because the four nations share "similar" evaluations about regional events.

WSWS (2021-11-12). South Korea's KCTU union confederation to stage rally Saturday amid surge in working class anger. wsws.org The KCTU and its affiliated unions are working to prevent the outbreak of a larger working-class struggle, not lead it.

WSWS (2021-11-12). Dana auto parts workers report as much as 60 percent of their signing bonus was taken out in taxes and union dues. wsws.org On top of taxes, the USW and UAW are "entitled" to a 1.45 and 1.7 percent cut, respectively, of the signing bonuses. This means that the two unions made more than $150,000 in instant cash just for getting the contract passed, on top of monthly union dues.

sputniknews (2021-11-12). 'Sh**show': Extinction Rebellion Leaves Pile of Waste in Front of Australian Minister's Office. sputniknews.com The climate protesters previously called for "disruptive civil resistance" in the wake of the Glasgow Climate Conference results, which they consider insufficient.

WSWS (2021-11-12). British train crash highlights safety threat posed by privatisation and destaffing. wsws.org The driver of the SWR train, 75-year-old Robin Tandy, with 50 years train driving experience, suffered injuries believed to be "life-changing" and had to be cut from his cab by emergency service workers.

WSWS (2021-11-12). French police arrest far-right extremists on charges of preparing a coup d'état. wsws.org Remy Daillet was allegedly the leader of a 300-person nation-wide fascist paramilitary organisation, which had planned a coup d'état.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-12). Casualties Reported Following Blast At Mosque In Afghanistan's Nangarhar (Video, Photos). southfront.org File image. | On November 12, a blast hit a mosque in the Spin Ghar district of the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar during Friday prayers. | A local source told the Reuters news agency that the blast was caused by explosives which were apparently planted inside the mosque, which was attended by Sunni Muslims. | Reuters reported that 12 people, including the imam of the mosque, were wounded as a result of the blast. However, other news sources, including the France-Press Agency (AFP), said that three peopl…

WSWS (2021-11-12). Maritime Union of Australia rams through sell-out deal at Qube Ports. wsws.org The new agreement maintains the same onerous working conditions that the Western Australian dock workers were fighting to change.

WSWS (2021-11-12). Right-wing anti-vax forces incite furore over new pandemic powers bill in Australian state. wsws.org Wider concerns about aspects of the bill have been seized upon to demand the faster scrapping of safety measures and the lifting of all restrictions on people who refuse to be vaccinated.

teleSUR (2021-11-12). Bomb Attack On a Mosque Leaves 15 Injured In Afghanistan. telesurenglish.net At least 15 Afghans were injured in a bomb attack on a mosque in Nangarhar province that occurred on Friday, a holy day for Muslims. | RELATED: | "Enemies of Islam and the Afghans planted explosives inside the mosque… fortunately, there are no deaths," said Hanif Nangerhary, the provincial spokesman for the Taliban. | Although no organization has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, the jihadist group Islamic state (IS) could be resp…

teleSUR, JDO (2021-11-12). Pdte. boliviano reitera que no permitirá que la derecha derroque al Gobierno. telesurtv.net El mandatario y el expresidente Evo Morales participan en acto de masas para rechazar nuevos intentos de golpe de Estado.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-12). Advanced British Spy Aircraft Spotted Flying Near Russian Bases On Syria's Coast. southfront.org Image shows an RAF Rivet Joint RC-135W signals intelligence aircraft taking off from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire. This file is licensed under the Open Government Licence version 1.0 (OGL v1.0). By Sgt Si Pugsley RAF/MOD | On November 12, an advanced RC-135W Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft of the Royal Air Force (RAF) was spotted by aviation observers while conducting an unusual mission over the Eastern Mediterranean. | The large reconnaissance aircraft flew off the coast of Syria a…

Staff (2021-11-12). Kiss frontman calls Covid-19 deniers 'an enemy'. rt.com People who deny the existence of Covid-19 and are willing to spread the virus are evil, Gene Simmons believes. So are those on both sides of the aisle who have politicized vaccines against the disease. | Simmons, the frontman of legendary rock band Kiss, ripped into anti-vaxxers who knowingly expose other people to the risk of infection. "You are not allowed to infect anybody just because you think you'v…

teleSUR- llb, JDO (2021-11-12). El estrés por Covid-19 afecta salud reproductiva en mujeres. telesurtv.net La carga psicológica generada por la actual pandemia ha afectado el sistema reproductivo femenino.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-12). Saudi-Backed Forces Withdrew From Dozens Of Positions In Yemen's Al-Hudaydah — Reports. southfront.org File image. | Saudi-backed forces have carried out a surprise withdrawal from dozens of positions in the southern and eastern outskirts of the western Yemeni city of al-Hudaydah, the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen channel reported on November 11. | In November of 2018, the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies reached the outskirts of the Houthi-held costal city after a large-scale offensive. The following month, the offensive came to an end as a result of a UN-brokered ceasefire agreement. | A Yemeni source told a…

WSWS (2021-11-12). Deere strikers and autoworkers voice support for joint fight, while UAW resumes secret talks with company. wsws.org While the UAW is keeping Deere workers completely in the dark, support is growing for the strike among workers in the US and internationally.

WSWS (2021-11-12). Tens of thousands of Maharasthra state transport workers continue strike in defiance of court orders. wsws.org The strike was only launched after workers rebelled against an agreement that the unions that claim to represent them had reached with the Shiv Sena-led state government.

sputniknews (2021-11-12). Explosion Reportedly Hits Mosque in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, Injuring at Least 12. sputniknews.com

A Guest Author (2021-11-12). Peace Bridge Apartments tenants resist in Buffalo, N.Y. workers.org By Hadley Willow Since late August, tenants at the Peace Bridge Apartments building have been organizing mounting resistance against Porter Avenue Acquisitions and Power Play Partners — real estate developers that plan to convert the building into "quality green housing that is kept at a high standard." Tenants and organizers . . . |

Paul Haeder (2021-11-12). Armistice Day Turned into Love-a-killer-Navy-SEAL Day. dissidentvoice.org I'm rushing this since it is officially, November 11, the dreaded day of dishonor we call Veterans Day. Parades, ceremonies, and a fake day off—Veterans Day, observed on November 11 each year, is one of the country's 12 Congressionally designated federal holidays. Make now bones about it — this holiday is distinct from Memorial Day: …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-12). Significance of Ukraine using Turkish combat drones against Russian allies in Donbass. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Eurasia Daily Monitor/Jamestown FoundationFirst Strike: The Political Consequences of Ukraine's Bayraktar Drone Attack on Russia-Backed Forces in DonbasYuri Lapaiev On October 26, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) for the first time used the Turkish-produced Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) to strike at forces. Donetsk People's Republic militia in Donbas. [T]he AFU's [Ukrainian …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-12). Without presenting evidence, U.S. scares European NATO allies with spectre of Russian invasion of Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US warns Europe that Russia may plan Ukraine invasion — media The U.S. is raising the alarm with European Union allies that Russia may be weighing a potential invasion of Ukraine as tensions flare between Moscow and the bloc over migrants and energy supplies, the Bloomberg sad referring to its sources. "With Washington closely monitoring …

teleSUR (2021-11-12). Latin America Begins to Feel Effects of International Shortage. telesurenglish.net The effects of the global supply chain crisis are beginning to be felt in Latin American countries whose economies are highly dependent on the import of goods such as fertilizers, fuels or semiconductor chips. | RELATED: | Since the COVID-19 restrictions on mobility began to relax, the global demand for goods and services has experienced a sudden growth that manufacturers and carriers have not been able to respond to. This has…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-12). Mayo Clinic Minute: Keeping those who are medically vulnerable safe from COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you or a loved one are immunocompromised, and therefore at a higher risk of becoming severely ill from COIVD-19, it's more important than ever to plan ahead for upcoming holiday gatherings. Among those at heightened risk are cancer and transplant patients who are taking immunosuppression medication, in addition to patients with advanced and untreated HIV/AIDS.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Raymund Razonable, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases physician who works with transplant patients, will…

MEE staff (2021-11-12). Iran: Husband of jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe calls British government 'negligent'. middleeasteye.net Iran: Husband of jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe calls British government 'negligent' | Richard Ratcliffe tells MEE the UK government is 'good at gaslighting' and has not done enough to help free his wife | Fri, 11/12/2021 – 11: 44 | "> | Richard Ratcliffe outside the Foreign Office in London (MEE) | As Richard Ratcliffe enters his 20th day of a hunger strike outside the British Foreign Office, he…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-12). Turkish-Backed Militant Killed, Others Injured In New Round Of Infighting In Northeastern Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On November 12, heavy clashes broke out between two groups of the Hamzah Division in the Turkish-occupied town of Ras al-Ain in the northern countryside of the northeastern Syrian province of al-Hasakah. | The Hamzah Division is a key faction of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army, which rules over Turkish-occupied areas in northern and northeastern Syria. | According to Syrian activists, the clashes broke out when militants of a Hamzah Division group led by a local warlord known as…

Aram Aharonian (2021-11-12). Nuestro negacionismo climático de cada día. globalizacion.ca Cada año, cuando llega el verano en estos confines del hemisferio sur, no entendemos qué debemos hacer en nuestras ciudades, para afrontar las altas temperaturas para no "morirnos de calor", mientras releemos y analizamos las resoluciones de la Cumbre Climática…

WSWS (2021-11-12). Striking New Brunswick public sector workers win broad popular support. wsws.org While widespread support exists in the population for a struggle to secure significant wage increases for the mostly low-paid workforce, the Canadian Union of Public Employees is doing all it can to demobilize and isolate the job action.

Larissa Payne (2021-11-12). A tribute to Lanz Priestley. greenleft.org.au Lanz Priestley was a force for good with a passion for helping those who were swept up by the scourge of homelessness. Larissa Payne pays tribute.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-12). MPs question Imperial academics on the government's new strategy for space. imperial.ac.uk Last week, two Imperial academics gave evidence to MPs about satellite infrastructure following the publication of the new National Space Strategy.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-12). Mayo Clinic co-leads a new coalition to improve patient care through community-level clinical trials. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic and several health organizations launched the Advancing Clinical Trials at the Point of Care Coalition to improve patient care by giving clinicians quality clinical research evidence in real time to better evaluate treatments and therapeutics, including those to treat COVID-19. The ACT@POC coalition will bring together health systems, community-based care organizations, health research organizations and a more diverse group of patients and providers to support the design of adaptable clinical…

Nick Chavez (2021-11-12). The Present and Future of Engineers. zcomm.org The separation of expertise from practice is only "rational" by the logic of capital…

Staff (2021-11-12). Apple quietly files patents for new unannounced product. rt.com Apple has filed multiple patents which describe a method of connecting small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to various wireless controllers — and has seemingly tried to keep its research project a secret. | The US Patent and Trademark Office published two patent applications from the Silicon Valley company on Thursday. | Read more | | In an apparent bid to keep the project secret, Apple initially filed its patents in Singapore, according to Patently Apple, a blog that tracks the firm's IPs. O…

WSWS (2021-11-12). Over 100,000 Sri Lankan workers walk out to demand higher wages and better conditions. wsws.org This week's union-controlled protests were timed to coincide with Finance Minister Rajapakse's austerity budget proposals, which will be presented to parliament today.

Anonymous007 (2021-11-12). Sudan's Junta Head General Burhan Appoints Himself As Interim Leader. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 11th, in a sign that Sudan's woes are far from over, the head of the junta, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan reappointed himself as interim leader. | Anti-coup protesters in the east of Sudan's capital, Khartoum, reacted to al-Burhan's move by blocking roads and burning tires. Pictures posted on social media appeared to show similar protests in other parts of the city. | The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), a leading protest movement, said: "Burhan and his council's…

Anonymous669 (2021-11-12). Turkey's 'Drone Killer' System Successfully Completed Its First Test. southfront.org Fedai system launcher, source: aa.com.tr | Turkey's new "Drone Killer" system had successfully completed its first test, Guray Ali Canli, head of the company developing the system, Transvaro, revealed on November 11. | The system, dubbed "Fedai," was showcased during the SAHA Expo, a major Turkish defense event which began on November 10 in Istanbul. | Fedai was designed by Transvaro to engage and destroy all types of unmanned aerial vehicles. The system itself utilizes drone-like mu…

WSWS (2021-11-12). Inflation surge to intensify financial turmoil. wsws.org The surge in inflation is pushing up yields on government bonds, especially at the short end of the markets, and adding pressure on central banks to start tightening their monetary policies.

Jason Ditz (2021-11-12). Yemen's Houthis Detain US Embassy Employees. news.antiwar.com The US State Department is complaining that Yemen's Houthi movement The US closed this embassy in the leadup to the Saudi-led invasion. The remaining employees were Yemenis hired to guard the building. Most of them were already releases. | The Houthis have kept some, despite State Dept. protests, and it's not clear why. The US has participated in the Saudi War against the Houthis, but is less active these days. Still, the war has made the Houthis suspicious, likely mor…

Jake Johnson (2021-11-12). Petition From 14 Youth Leaders Says UN Must 'Declare a Systemwide Climate Emergency'. zcomm.org "The climate emergency—which threatens every person on the planet into the foreseeable future—is at least as serious a threat as a global pandemic and similarly requires urgent international action."

Staff (2021-11-12). Obama era official to become new FDA chief — reports. rt.com President Joe Biden is expected to nominate Robert Califf to lead the Food and Drug Administration, a job he briefly held during the Obama administration. He was hired by Google's parent company after leaving the public sector. | The nomination of Califf to the position, which remained unfilled since Biden's inauguration, is expected later on Friday. His tenure under Obama was a relatively short one, lasting less than a year. | Read more | | Califf is a cardiologist, who spent most of his career at Duke Unive…

teleSUR (2021-11-12). Cuba Won't Tolerate US Interference In Its Internal Affairs. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Cuba's Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez rejected the stance adopted by U.S. State Secretary Anthony Blinken, who accused the Cuban government of preventing the holding of a march scheduled for Nov. 15. | RELATED: | "Such march is not an authentic initiative of our people, but an instance of the 'regime change' strategy which the U.S. trialed in Bolivia with the coup d'état against President Evo…

teleSUR (2021-11-12). COP26 New Draft Agreement Softens Demands on Fossil Fuels. telesurenglish.net On Friday, the British presidency of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) presented a new draft of the final agreement, which calls for fewer efforts from developed countries in the fight against climate change. | RELATED: | While the first draft called on countries to "accelerate the end of coal and fossil fuel subsidies", the new text limits itself to calling for the elimination of "inefficient f…

teleSUR, yart, DRL, JDO (2021-11-12). Lula inicia gira para encontrarse con la izquierda europea. telesurtv.net Entre los países que visitará el líder del Partido de los Trabajadores están Alemania, Bélgica, Francia y España.

WSWS (2021-11-12). Torn from Her Arms: The US government immigration policy that "rises to the level of torture" wsws.org The Lifetime channel film is based on the true story of a mother and child fleeing gang violence in El Salvador brutally separated at the US border by immigration officials.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-12). Blinken-Kuleba meeting: U.S. will honor "ironclad" commitment to Ukraine if Russia attacks "again" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US concerned Russia may attack Ukraine again: reports US officials have voiced growing concerns that Russia may be tempted to repeat its 2014 attack on neighbouring Ukraine as Moscow continued to move troops along the shared border, news outlets have reported. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday hosted his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba, …

David Sirota (2021-11-12). Cautionary Lessons From The Obama Era. dailyposter.com

sputniknews (2021-11-12). Chinese Communist Party Brands Upcoming US Democracy Summit as 'Ironic'. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – The idea of the United States holding a democracy summit at the time when a whole range of democratic issues is mounting in Western nations is very ironic, Jiang Jinquan, head of the Chinese Communist Party's (CPC) Central Committee's policy research office, said on Friday.

Mark Weisbrot (2021-11-12). Setting the Record Straight About What Biden's Proposed Social Programs Would Do. zcomm.org What's being proposed here is what most countries with national income comparable to the U.S. already have. Are Americans so different from everyone else?>

Staff (2021-11-12). US journalist jailed for spreading misinformation in Myanmar. rt.com American journalist Danny Fenster has been sentenced to 11 years in prison by a Myanmar court on charges that include spreading false information — months after he was arrested trying to leave the country. | Fenster's lawyer revealed on Friday in Myanmar that his client — an American who works as the managing editor of Frontier Myanmar — had been found guilty by a court on Read…

teleSUR, drl, JDO (2021-11-12). México regulariza a 800 migrantes en tránsito por su territorio. telesurtv.net No obstante, el Gobierno instó a los casi 1.000 indocumentados restantes a gestionar cómo residir legalmente en el país.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-12). Central Syria: Dozens Of Russian Airstrikes Hit ISIS Cells In Response To Attack On Eastern Homs, Hama. southfront.org Early on November 12, ISIS cells in central Syria launched a large-scale attack on pro-government forces in eastern Homs and…

Staff (2021-11-12). WATCH Massive Polish march that bypassed Covid ban with GOVERNMENT help. rt.com Thousands of people took part in the Independence Day march in Warsaw, after Poland's nationalist government found a loophole that allowed the event, even though a court earlier declared it illegal due to Covid-19 restrictions. | The right-wing demonstrators, dressed mainly in black, flooded central streets of the Polish capital on Thursday, carrying red-and-white national flags, burning flares and chanting slogans. | The Office for War Veterans, which became the organizer of this year's event, said that it was staged to honor the "protectors of the border" and underline the need to defend Poland's sovereig…

WSWS (2021-11-12). Tens of thousands of Maharashtra state transport workers continue strike in defiance of court orders. wsws.org The strike was only launched after workers rebelled against an agreement that the unions that claim to represent them had reached with the Shiv Sena-led state government.

WSWS (2021-11-12). Over 100,000 Sri Lankan workers walkout to demand higher wages and better conditions. wsws.org This week's union-controlled protests were timed to coincide with Finance Minister Rajapakse's austerity budget proposals, which will be presented to parliament today.

Dania Akkad (2021-11-12). Pegasus spyware: UK PM urged to cut taxpayer funding for Gulf allies linked to scandal. middleeasteye.net Pegasus spyware: UK PM urged to cut taxpayer funding for Gulf allies linked to scandal | In wake of Pegasus hacking, supporting Gulf countries with cyber security aid may 'pose a serious threat to our national security', MPs tell Boris Johnson | Fri, 11/12/2021 – 10: 39 | The then-Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir with Boris Johnson in Jeddah, in January 2018 (AFP) | The UK government should cut off…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-12). Pakistan's Economic Woes Could Worsen If It Does Not Impose The EU's Liberal World View. southfront.org Arif Alvi. Illustrative ImagePakistan under pressure from the EU to deal with human rights situation. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Citing Pakistan's worsening human rights situation, particularly relating to the safety of minorities, women, and journalists, the European Union has raised concerns and put the country's preferred trade status in question. Luis Garicano, a Spanish member of the European Parliament, recently visited Pakistan and met with top leaders and members of civil s…

WSWS (2021-11-12). COVID-19 deaths and child infections continue to surge in Russia, Ukraine. wsws.org Ukraine and Russia now have the highest daily death tolls after the United States and, according to one medical expert, over 130,000 children are currently infected with the virus in Russia alone.

Staff (2021-11-12). US entrepreneur who flew to space on Bezos' rocket dies in plane crash. rt.com Glen de Vries, the businessman who visited space last month alongside 'Star Trek' lead William Shatner aboard a rocket produced by Jeff Bezos' aerospace firm, has died in a plane crash at the age of 49, according to police. | A small private plane carrying de Vries and another man, 54-year-old Thomas Fischer, crashed down in Hampton Township, New Jersey near the border with New York on Thursday, killing both, the New Jersey state police told media outlets. Bezos' company Blue Origin also noted the entrepreneur's passing, saying it was "devastated" by the news, which wasn't reported until Friday afternoon. | "H…

Marcelo Colussi (2021-11-12). COP 26, soluciones tibias para problemas candentes. globalizacion.ca El planeta está en peligro y, por tanto, todos los seres vivos (animales y vegetales) que allí vivimos. Desde el inicio de la revolución industrial hace dos siglos, hoy ya extendida por todo el mundo, el capitalismo ha cambiado la…

Staff (2021-11-12). 'Nuclear propulsion' issue sends US supercarrier back to docks. rt.com The US Navy supercarrier USS 'Nimitz' was forced to return to docks for assessment and repairs after experiencing a "minor material deficiency" with its "nuclear propulsion plant" while in international waters. | Naval Air Force Pacific Commander Zachary Harrell announced on Wednesday that the vessel had to be returned to port after its crew discovered an undisclosed problem with the nuclear propulsion system. | Read more | | "The ship's crew took action to address the deficie…

WSWS (2021-11-12). UK teachers oppose attacks on working conditions. wsws.org Teachers are facing the terrible impact of the pandemic, attacks on their pay and conditions, the further marketisation of education, and victimisations.

Staff (2021-11-12). Ye declares himself 'Young Putin'. rt.com Enigmatic rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has given another bizarre interview, in which he talked slavery, mental health, and why he thinks himself to be a "Young Putin" of culture. | Sitting down with Revolt TV's 'Drink Champs' podcast on Thursday, Kanye West unloaded on the recording industry for hiring rappers to promote violence in music ("a form of modern-day slavery"), hammered white Christians for telling him not to swear on his songs ("there were Christians in the KKK too"), and, bizarrely, compared himself to Russian President Vladimir Putin. | "I'm like Young Putin," he proclaimed, to cheers…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-12). Post-war triumphalism: 22-nation "Turkic world"sets sites on Cyprus, land "stolen" by Soviet Union. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Turkic Council's full members are Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Hungary and now Turkmenistan are observers. According to the Secretary General of the Turkic Council, Baghdad Amreyev, fifteen more nations have applied or indicate they desire to apply for observer status, presumably including the unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (see below), Ukraine …

Jason Ditz (2021-11-12). Top Iran General: Iraq Election Must Be Respected. news.antiwar.com Iran had not been talking about Iraq's recent election, but Wednesday, Iran Revolutionary Guard commander Esmail Qaani said Iraq shouldn't face a crisis, This is particularly significant because the parties complaining most about the election are Shi'ite militia-aligned groups, seen as the most pro-Iran bloc. | By contrast, the Sadrists, who won the largest plurality, are strictly nationalist, and seek to reduce dependence on the US and Iran, making it surprising Iran is so comfortable with it. | The comm…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-12). Krill thriller and lively lungs: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

teleSUR (2021-11-12). Argentina: Economic Issues at The Center of Campaign Closures. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the Argentine political parties closed their campaigns amid citizen discontent due to the increase in the inflation rate and the deterioration of the exchange rate. | RELATED: | President Alberto Fernandez's party Front of All (FT) and the right-wing opposition alliance "Together for Change" (JC) carried out mass events in Buenos Aires province, an electoral district that concentrates 37 percent of re…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2021-11-12). Aaron Rodgers Didn't Just Lie. zcomm.org His lies, his illogical defense, and his hubris damage all professional athletes…

sputniknews (2021-11-12). White House Unveils New Effort to Address US Troops' Exposure to Toxic Substances. sputniknews.com Earlier this month, US President Joe Biden's White House announced that it would undertake a number of initiatives geared toward preventing suicides among both active and veteran service members. At the time, the White House noted that suicide among US service members is both a public health and a national security crisis.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-12). US-Led Provocative Drills In The Red Sea May Obstruct Nuclear Deal Negotiations. southfront.org Illustrative ImageUS, Israel, UAE, and Bahrain are conducting military maneuvers in the Red Sea in a message to Tehran. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Once again, US-led military maneuvers create unnecessary tensions and hamper international negotiations. Recently announced military

Staff (2021-11-12). BLM could 'unleash the people' in New York — co-founder to RT. rt.com Black Lives Matter co-founder Chivona Newsome has warned that she has the power to "snap our fingers and unleash the people," should New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams resurrect controversial NYPD anti-crime units. | "Eric Adams is a man without a plan, so all he can conceive of is brute force," Newsome told RT America on Thursday. "That's how he wants to and plans to unleash law enforcement, NYPD, on black and brown people who live in … dire, dire poverty." | Read more | | Created to sto…

Jorge Elbaum (2021-11-12). Deuda e impunidad: Prescribe una imputación contra Macri por la deuda contraída con el FMI. globalizacion.ca La jueza federal María Eugenia Capuchetti deberá llamar a indagatoria al ex Presidente Mauricio Macri antes del próximo 9 de diciembre para evitar que prescriba una de las tres imputaciones relacionadas con el anómalo acuerdo dispuesto con el Fondo Monetario…

sputniknews (2021-11-12). Drug Cartels 'Murder Individuals' on American Side of US-Mexico Border Amid Migration Crisis. sputniknews.com The US remains in the grip of a migration crisis, with Customs and Border Protection recently announcing that a record number of people (almost 1.7 million) had been caught trying to cross the country's southwest border in the 12-month period that wrapped up in October.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-12). Analysis: U.S. dismantled Soviet Union, has Turkey been assigned to do same with Russia? antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Google translation. If there is any demand for it I can edit it for clarity and presentability. Al-Mayadeen NetNovember 4, 2021 America brought down the Soviet Union….So what will Erdogan do?Hosni MahliInternational relations researcher and specialist in Turkish affairs This is what Erdogan is now seeking, who believes in Ozal's ideas in all his regional …

Anonymous103 (2021-11-12). Bolsonaro's Brazil Could See Itself Excluded From Talks On The Amazon Rainforest. southfront.org Illustrative ImageWashington's and the EU's narratives on the environment, however, are marked with contradictions. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | During his visit to Colombia on October 22, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the US was to soon launch an Amazon-wide pact to reduce deforestation. Strangely, no mention was made of Brazil being included in this conversation. Blinken even declined to answer a question regarding Brazilian Presiden…

Anonymous765 (2021-11-12). White Helmets Join In On Justifying Turkey's Upcoming Northern Syria Operations. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | MONERO (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrH…

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WSWS (2021-11-12). Ninth victim dies, boy remains in coma, as details emerge showing how Astroworld disaster was prepared. wsws.org Twenty-two-year-old Bharti Shahani became the latest person to die following the disastrous, hour-long crowd crush last week at Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas.

Staff (2021-11-12). Samurai sword vs rifle in road rage stand-off (VIDEO). rt.com Road rage may be common, but two men in Portland, Oregon took it to the extreme in a viral video posted to Twitter, with both brandishing deadly weaponry in an attempt to intimidate each other. | Two motorists were filmed coming face-to-face in a heated stand-off last week. In the footage, one man can be seen drawing a Samurai sword and threatening the other driver, who responds by pulling a rifle from his trunk. | As the video begins, the pickup truck driver can be seen threatening another motorist with the Samurai sword coiled back behind his shoulder, as the target of his fury stands coolly, barely flinchin…

WSWS (2021-11-12). SEP electoral members denounce Australian government's "woeful" response to the pandemic. wsws.org "China built new hospitals in response to the pandemic. We have tacked on party hire tents to existing hospitals."

George Monbiot (2021-11-12). How Wealth Inequality Fuels the Climate Emergency. zcomm.org "Everything we've been hearing here and at the previous 25 summits is basically distraction," says Monbiot, adding that global leaders could "fix" the worst impacts of the climate crisis "in no time at all if they wanted to."

Staff (2021-11-12). Walkout: Outraged by New COP26 Pact, Civil Society Holds People's Plenary & Leaves Climate Summit. democracynow.org As the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow concludes, activists staged a walkout Friday in response to late decisions made by negotiators to severely weaken commitments in the final agreement. While the earlier draft of the unbinding Glasgow Agreement called for "phasing-out of coal and subsidies for fossil fuels," the new draft calls for the phaseout of "unabated coal power and of inefficient subsidies for fossil fuels." We get an update on the walkout from one of its leaders: COP26 Coalition lead spokesperson Asad Rehman. "We should not call it a Glasgow pact, we should call it the Glasgow suicide pact for the poore…

Anonymous007 (2021-11-12). Russia's Troops To Receive The RKhM-9 Advance Radiation, Chemical And Biological Recon Vehicle Soon. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The RKhM-9 advanced radiation, chemical and biological reconnaissance vehicle will enter service with the Russian troops in coming years. | This was announced by Chief of Russia's Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Troops Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov"In the coming years, we expect the delivery of such advanced special hardware as the RKhM-9 radiation, chemical and biological reconnaissance platform based on the Taifun-K vehicle. A completely new instrumentati…

Anonymous007 (2021-11-12). Significant Interest In Russia's Checkmate Single-Engine Fighter Jet, Especially In The Middle East: Rostec. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russian state-run space corporation Rostec has already discussed the possible deliveries of Russia's prospective Checkmate single-engine fighter jet with foreign customers. | Rostec chief Sergei Chemezov told TASS in the run-up to the Dubai Airshow 2021 international exhibition."There were talks with foreign delegations, and we are now forming proposals about the plane's layout. Some foreign customers want an aircraft that would be adjusted for their needs, including the ge…

Mia Barnes (2021-11-12). 5 tips for respectfully explaining to others what pro-choice means. nationofchange.org The abortion debate is back in the news, just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

teleSUR (2021-11-12). President Maduro Sets Subnational 'Rapid Action Fund'. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced that his administration will create a "rapid action fund" so that the 23 governors and 335 mayors to be chosen in the Nov. 21 elections can resolve problems the citizenry poses to them without any hindrance. | RELATED: | "All resources needed to develop this initiative have been already allocated. Vice President Delcy Rodriguez and I are working closely…

teleSUR, jaa, MER (2021-11-12). Denuncian el asesinato de otro líder social en Caquetá, el número 152 en Colombia durante este 2021. telesurtv.net La víctima se convirtió en el líder social número 1.267 en ser asesinado tras la firma de los Acuerdos de Paz de 2016 en La Habana.

teleSUR, lvm, HIM (2021-11-12). Encuesta apunta a Lula como ganador de elecciones en Brasil. telesurtv.net Según la encuesta, el 70 por ciento de las personas consultadas opinan que hay corrupción en el Gobierno de Jair Bolsonaro.

Dave DeCamp (2021-11-12). Report: US Officials Claim Russia Might Invade Ukraine. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that US officials have warned European allies that Russia may be weighing a potential invasion of Ukraine, but the US provided no information on how it reached its conclusion. The report cited unnamed people "familiar with the matter" and made it clear the US did not have information to back up …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-12). U.S. increases armaments cooperation/integration with Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine, U.S. enhancing cooperation in defense industry Ukraine's State Concern Ukroboronprom and the U.S. Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) have signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen partnerships in the defense industry…. *** In particular, the agreement provides for a strategic analysis of Ukraine's defense industry on the issues of reorganization and corporatization of Ukroboronprom, assistance …

WSWS (2021-11-12). Interview with Hampton Stall, an expert on the far right, on fascist activity in school reopening campaign and January 6 aftermath. wsws.org Eric London recently spoke to Hampton Stall about the impact of the January 6 coup attempt and the coronavirus pandemic on the far right. Stall is a researcher with MilitiaWatch, a nonprofit organization that monitors the online activity of the far right.

Nicolás Centurión (2021-11-12). Uruguay: Lacalle Pou y el péndulo entre China y Estados Unidos. globalizacion.ca América Latina es otro de los escenarios de la disputa entre las dos potencias más poderosas del momento: Estados Unidos y China. La disputa que vienen desarrollando estos dos gigantes, con múltiples facetas y aristas, emerge en esta región de…

Nino Pagliccia (2021-11-12). Venezuela's Mega-Elections Guarantee Transparency and Political Participation. orinocotribune.com By Nino Pagliccia — Nov 11, 2021 | So far in this century there has been a phenomenon that cannot be ignored in Latin America. The revolutionary processes have been carried out mostly through democratic electoral suffrage as a substitute for the armed revolutionary processes of the last century. | Instead, there have been coups or attempted coups carried out by forces of the neoliberal right to halt progressive democratic advances. This is the case, for example, of Honduras, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, etc. | We are not going here to analyze the reasons for this phenomenon. But we do observe that as the revol…

Paul Buhle (2021-11-12). The Forty Years War: Tariq Ali and Afghanistan. zcomm.org Tariq Ali's book, The Forty Years War, is an event, within the larger event of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan…

WSWS (2021-11-12). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Danish nurses conclude wildcat strikes; disputes continue across French medical sector over resources, pay and conditions; Greek seafarers' 48-hour nationwide strike on passenger vessels over pay and conditions; Armenian ambulance drivers strike over increased workload during pandemic and low pay; Libyan doctors continue indefinite stoppage over pay cuts…

Isaac Nellist (2021-11-12). Activists shut down 'Department of death'. greenleft.org.au Refugee activists shut down the offices of the Department of Home Affairs in Meanjin (Brisbane) on November 11. Isaac Nellist reports.

Adam Trumper (2021-11-12). Calls for systemic change at rally for Gomeroi man Mark Mason. greenleft.org.au Relatives of Gomeroi man Mark Mason marked 11 years since his killing by NSW Police by calling for justice for victims of police violence. Adam Trumper and Rachel Evans report.

Staff (2021-11-12). East Timor Massacre Remembered: U.S.-Armed Indonesian Troops Killed 270 Timorese 30 Years Ago Today. democracynow.org Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre in East Timor, when Indonesian troops armed with U.S. M16s fired on a peaceful memorial procession in the Santa Cruz cemetery in Dili, killing more than 270 East Timorese. Indonesia had invaded East Timor in 1975 and maintained a brutal occupation until 1999, when East Timorese voted overwhelmingly for independence in a United Nations referendum. The massacre on November 12, 1991, sparked widespread outrage against the Indonesian government led by dictator General Suharto, a staunch U.S. ally, and marked a turning point in international public opinion. W…

Staff (2021-11-12). FBI director comments on whether it'll meddle in school board meetings — reports. rt.com FBI Director Christopher Wray has "made it clear" that the bureau will not be attending tense school board meetings and will "stay in its own lane" on the matter, according to a former agent. | Wray's comments were made at the national conference for the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI last month in Arizona, the Daily Caller reported on Thursday. | Cecil Moses, a retired agent and former Alabama police chief, said Wray wanted to push back against any "misconceptions" about the FBI's role in increasingly heated school board meetings across the country. | "He made the comment that the Bureau will sta…

sputniknews (2021-11-12). Denmark's Plan to Sell Its Used F-16s Sparks Concerns Fighter Jets May End Up 'in Wrong Hands'. sputniknews.com Between 16 and 24 F-16s, which still have years left on the clock, will be sold in anticipation of their controversial replacement, F-35s, that previously raised eyebrows over their overblown maintenance costs and elevated noise levels.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-12). NATO Secretary General to meet with European Union defense chiefs. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Secretary General to meet with EU Defence Ministers On Tuesday, 16 November 2021, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will exchange views with the Ministers of Defence of the European Union, during the lunch session of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. The Secretary General's doorstep will be streamed live on the …

David Swanson (2021-11-12). The Persistence of Pinkerism. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, November 12, 2021 I'm old enough to remember when you couldn't do a speaking event related to war and peace without being asked numerous reasonable and not so reasonable questions about 9/11 (each accompanied by a stack of DVDs and flyers presented to you as a revelation from on …

Staff (2021-11-12). UK caves, allows Assange to get married in jail. rt.com Imprisoned WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange will tie the knot with the mother of his children at a maximum security UK prison, after Stella Moris sued the "creepy" British government for denying them the right to marry. | "Julian and I now have permission to marry in Belmarsh prison," Moris tweeted on Thursday evening, explaining that the UK government had "backed down" 24 hours before a legal deadline. | Good news: UK government has backed down 24h before the deadline. | Julian and I now have permission to marry in Belmarsh prison. | I am relieved but still angry that legal action was necessary to put a st…

WSWS (2021-11-12). Campus opposition at University of Michigan mounts to victimization of Bright Sheng. wsws.org Professors and students continue to speak out against the anti-democratic victimization of University of Michigan professor and composer Bright Sheng.

Mirko C. Trudeau (2021-11-12). López Obrador propuso en la ONU que los más ricos financien a quienes menos tienen. globalizacion.ca Desde el Consejo de Seguridad de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU), el presidente mexicano Andrés Manuel López Obrador propuso la creación de un ´Plan Mundial de Fraternidad y Bienestar ª, para garantizar el derecho a una vida digna a 750…

Staff (2021-11-12). Trump in hot water over 'hang Mike Pence' chant. rt.com In newly released audio, former president Donald Trump said he wasn't worried about Mike Pence's safety during the January 6 Capitol riot, despite some protesters calling for the vice president to be hanged. | Asked by ABC's Jonathan Karl whether he was "worried" about Pence when rioters entered the Capitol, Trump insisted his vice president — who had been there for the certification of Electoral College results — was "well-protected" in audio gathered for Karl's book 'Betrayal' and released on Friday through Axios. | After Karl described the "terrible" chants calling for Pence's hanging over his dec…

teleSUR, drl, JDO (2021-11-12). Constitucional colombiano rechaza recurso de àÅlvaro Uribe. telesurtv.net Con esta decisión dividida, la Corte Constitucional le mantiene la condición de imputado al expresidente colombiano.

teleSUR, jaa, MER (2021-11-12). ONU alerta que Israel asesinó a 331 palestinos en diez meses. telesurtv.net El informe de la OCHA precisa que Israel provocó más de 15.960 civiles palestinos heridos entre enero y octubre del 2021.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-12). Israeli, Saudi Warplanes Escorted US Strategic Bombers During Patrol Over Middle East (Video, Photos). southfront.org A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer supersonic bomber © Reuters | On November 11, Israel and Saudi fighter jets took turns escorting two American B-1B supersonic strategic heavy bombers during a presence patrol mission over the Middle East. | In a statement, the US Air Forces Central said that Israeli and Saudi fighter jets joined the patrol over their respective airspaces, while US fighter jets provided escort. | 2

Rachel Collett (2021-11-12). Sheila Rowbotham's Dream Deferred. zcomm.org In her new memoir, Sheila Rowbotham writes about the radical aspirations of feminism and socialism in the 1970s — and how many of the decade's struggles remain to be won today…

Staff (2021-11-11). White Supremacy on Trial: From Rittenhouse in Kenosha to Killers of Ahmaud Arbery, Will They Go Free? democracynow.org Kyle Rittenhouse took to the stand on Wednesday before his defense team asked for a mistrial with prejudice in the case. If a mistrial is granted, Rittenhouse cannot be tried again, though the judge did not immediately rule on the request and said jury deliberations could begin on Monday. Now 18 years old, Rittenhouse was 17 when he fatally shot two men and injured one with a semiautomatic rifle during racial justice protests last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse is pleading not guilty to six charges, including homicide. While questioned, Rittenhouse broke down in tears, admitting to using deadly force but…

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."

Staff (2021-11-11). AI menace: Rittenhouse judge bans video playback on iPads. rt.com Judge Bruce Schroeder barred the use of iPads to view zoomed-in footage in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, accepting the defense's claim that Apple's AI could manipulate the video to "create" something that is "not necessarily there." | As accused murderer Rittenhouse took the stand on Wednesday, his lawyers objected to an Apple iPad's pinch-to-zoom feature, arguing that the tech giant's artificial intelligence and algorithms would distort the image while displaying an enhanced view of surveillance footage. | "[iPads] use artificial intelligence, or their logarithms [sic], to create what they believe is happening.

Staff (2021-11-11). Headlines for November 11, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. and China Pledge to Reduce Emissions as COP26 Climate Summit Hits Homestretch, Kyle Rittenhouse Breaks Down in Tears on Witness Stand, Claims Self-Defense , U.S. Coronavirus Cases Rise Again; Texas Judge Halts Ban on School Mask Mandates, Ethiopia Detains World Food Programme Drivers in War-Torn Northern Region, Sudan Restores Internet Service for First Time Since Coup; Civilian Leaders Reject Talks with Junta, Poland Increases Troops at Border Amid Reports of Migrant Deaths, Brutality by Belarusian Soldiers, Chilean Lawmakers Advance Impeachment Effort Against President Piñera, F.W. de Klerk, South Africa's…

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 …

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). "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). 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). 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 …

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 …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-11). Be Careful: Facebook Marketplace Being Used To Set Up Armed Robberies Across America. moguldom.com A billion people worldwide use Facebook Marketplace to buy and sell items and the company has told investors that this is one of its most promising new sources of revenue. That growth has been built partly on Facebook's assurances that the platform is safe, ProPublica reported. While most commerce on Marketplace is legitimate, safeguards fail …

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…

Nicholas Stender (2021-11-11). Nicaraguans send message of defiance to U.S. Empire with Sandinista election win. liberationnews.org The U.S.-backed opposition boycott was defeated by the people, who came out in large numbers to assert their country's sovereign right to choose its own leaders.

The Socialist Program (2021-11-11). U.S. Empire vs. Iran: History and the Present Day. liberationnews.org The United States, having violated and destroyed the Iran nuclear deal under Trump, is now pushing for new concessions. This kind of arrogance is nothing new — it has been the defining feature of U.S. government policy towards Iran for decades…

Staff (2021-11-11). U.S. Empire VS. Iran: History & The Present Day. soundcloud.com Watch the video version on BreakThrough News here: youtu.be/WUHHe6h8iXk What could be the final effort to resuscitate the Iran nuclear deal will begin this month with negotiators meeting in Vienna. The United States, having violated and destroyed the deal under Trump, is now pushing for new concessions from Iran. This kind of arrogance is nothing …

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.

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). 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, …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-11). President Maduro Asks for Relentless Pursuit of 'Cement Mafia'. orinocotribune.com During a working meeting this Wednesday, November 10, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro issued a forceful demand to the nation's leadership to address the problem of groups speculating on the cement market. | For this reason, he asked Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez and Minister of National Commerce Dheliz àÅlvarez, as well as the entire cabinet, to respond to concerns about the cement business, of particular significance for the construction industry. | "I say it here, I am not hiding this," President Maduro said. "Pay attention to the sale of cement, because there are some mafias that control t…

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-11). Venezuela's Largest Business Association (Fedecámaras) Forecasts Economic Growth. orinocotribune.com The president of Fedecámaras, the biggest and most conservative business association in Venezuela, Carlos Fernández, foresees economic growth in Venezuela, and said that gross domestic product (GDP) in the private sector should end the year with an increase of between one and two percent in comparison with 2020. | "We are comparing year by year and, in that sense, we think that, at the end of this year, the private economy of the country, the GDP that the private sector contributes, is going to end with a recovery that could end somewhere between one and two percent compared to last year," the executive said.

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-11-11). All US Elections are Fraudulent; Shut Up About Nicaragua. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — Nov 9, 2021 | Western media are blaring headlines today about a rigged election, not in the United States or any of the other powerful nations allied with it whose elections are consistently fraudulent from top to bottom, but in the small Central American nation of Nicaragua. | A Google search brings up only news stories disparaging the Nicaragua election and its results. As flagged on Twitter by

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 …

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). The Trucker Shortage: Why Don't We Let the Market Work? cepr.net The market may not always be right, but we should be clear on where we are willing to listen to market signals (given how we have structured it) and when we are not.

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.

_____ (2021-11-11). Campaign To Shut Down New England's Last Coal Plant Is Doing 'What Must Be Done' For The Planet. popularresistance.org There's one form of power that's generated when hot water turns turbines to create electricity. | There are other forms of power held by investors, property owners and regulatory agencies. | And then there's people power, which can be harnessed to affect decisions of investors, property owners and regulatory agencies — such that fossil fuel-burning operations cease running. That's what the No Coal No Gas campaign seeks to do with its focus on shutting down New England's last coal-burning power plant, Merrimack Station in Bow, New Hampshire. | No Coal No Gas, which launched its first protest against the powe…

_____ (2021-11-11). Dismantling Racism And Militarism In US Foreign Policy. popularresistance.org The Racism-Militarism Paradigm is a way of looking at the world, widely shared among the U.S. policymaking community and much of the public, that arises from a largely unacknowledged doctrine of white supremacy and the necessity of using violence to uphold it. This paradigm establishes a rigid hierarchy, based on race, that values white lives more than any other—at home and abroad. It embraces militarism as the most effective mechanism to guarantee this ordering of society and the world. | The U.S. quest for global military supremacy causes immense harm at home and abroad, particularly to people of color. T…

_____ (2021-11-11). For Rich Countries To Honor Their Climate Debt, Tax Multinationals. popularresistance.org For once, most of the debtors are not in Africa, but in the North. I am not talking money, but about climate debt, as natural disasters are multiplying and the fight against climate change has become an existential issue. Since industrialized countries have used the available atmospheric space to develop and get rich by exploiting fossil fuels, the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26)—that is coming to end in Glasgow right now—must be an opportunity to recognize this climate debt to Africa, and to developing countries in general, and to honor it. | With 4% of global emissions, Africa has c…

_____ (2021-11-11). How Britain Aids Saudi Massacres In Yemen. popularresistance.org A small English village is hardly the first place that comes to mind when mentioning the war in Yemen. Yet Warton in the northwest of England is playing an oversized role in what the United Nations has repeatedly called "the world's worst humanitarian crisis." The Lancashire village is home to an airfield and a manufacturing site where weapons dealer BAE Systems maintains, repairs and rearms Saudi jets responsible for much of the worst destruction in Yemen. | Today, Lowkey speaks to Phil Miller, an investigative journalist and producer who is currently a staff reporter for Declassified UK. He has just released th…

_____ (2021-11-11). Striking Deere Workers Hold Out For Better Deal. popularresistance.org A month into the nation's largest work stoppage, striking John Deere workers are holding out for a better deal. | For the second time in a month, 10,000 Auto Workers at John Deere stunned both the company and the union leadership November 2 by rejecting a tentative agreement. Workers at the farm equipment manufacturer remain on strike. Company and union negotiators are set to meet today for the first time since the deal was voted down. | The vote was closer than on the first tentative agreement, which was rejected by 90 percent of members. This time, 55 percent voted no. | It came as a shock to many analysts, giv…

_____ (2021-11-11). 'Unite The Right' On Trial In Charlottesville. popularresistance.org Charlottesville, VA — After four long years of litigation the lawsuit trial against leading white supremacist organizers and groups kicked off on October 25, 2021 at the federal courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia. Attorneys for victims of the 'Unite the Right' racist attacks are seeking justice in a civil lawsuit. | Called 'Sines v. Kessler' for short, the trial expected to last a full month, just a few blocks from where convicted defendant James Alex Fields killed Heather Heyer and injured dozens more, including several plaintiffs in the case. | The lawsuit seeks to prove that the white supremacists w…

_____ (2021-11-11). We Urgently Need A Transformative Approach To Public Safety. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, October 26, Black Lives Matter joined fellow civil rights leaders to engage with and discuss tangible policy proposals to transform current approaches to public safety with senior officials from the White House and the Department of Justice. | While we appreciate the invitation to speak and discuss solutions, we call on the White House to be courageous as it moves towards Executive Action to move us towards the kind of transformation that this moment demands — the kind of transformation that the spirits of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Dijon Kizzee, Wakiesha Wilson, Andrew Joseph III, and so man…

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…

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