Daily Archives: November 15, 2021

2021-11-15: News Headlines

Staff (2021-11-15). Judge drops gun charge against Rittenhouse. rt.com The judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial dropped a gun charge against the 18-year-old on Monday, providing yet another win for the defense as the case draws to a close. | Among the charges prosecutors were levying against Rittenhouse was a misdemeanor gun charge related to a Wisconsin statute that Judge Bruce Schroeder admitted last week was difficult to understand. | Read more | | Rittenhouse is facing multiple charges, including first-degree homicide, for shooting and killing two…

WSWS (2021-11-15). Whistleblowers expose US mass murder of women, children in Syria. wsws.org For nearly three years, the US government has covered up calls by military officials for war crimes investigations of a US bombing that killed at least 80 people in 2019.

Monica Cruz (2021-11-15). 35,000 US healthcare workers avert strike. peoplesdispatch.org Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest healthcare providers and hospital networks in the US, reached a tentative agreement with an alliance of unions just two days before a historic strike. | The four-year agreement Jeanne Narmore, a phlebotomist…

WSWS (2021-11-15). NATO push for dangerous escalation along its European border with Russia. wsws.org Military tensions between Russia and NATO at two major flashpoints, the Polish-Belarusian border and the Black Sea region in Ukraine, have escalated further over the weekend. Both Ukraine and Poland have for decades been cornerstones of the US-led NATO encirclement of Russia following the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Editor2 (2021-11-15). TPLF's War on Ethiopian Gov't is a US-EU Backed Ploy to Thwart Cooperation in the Horn of Africa, Says Former Ethiopian Diplomat. orinocotribune.com The coalition of nine ethnic groups formed in Washington D.C to fight the Ethiopian government is merely a psy-op and does not exist on the ground, diplomat Mohamed Hassan told Pavan Kulkarni | Tens of thousands have been killed and millions are starving and have been displaced in the civil war in northern Ethiopia which passed the one year mark last week. The devastating war began with the attack on an army base of the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) by the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) on November 4, 2020. | According to Ethiopian diplomat Mohamed Hassan, it was the US security establishment o…

_____ (2021-11-15). Censorship Is The Last Gasp Of The Liberal Class. popularresistance.org On November 8, 2021, Twitter locked my account for a period of one day for responding to corporate media darling and Russiagate fanatic Keith Olbermann's slanderous reply to journalist Wyatt Reed's coverage of the Nicaraguan election. The flagged tweet simply restated Olbermann's question, replacing "whore for a dictator" with "whoring for the American oligarchy." Twitter demanded that I delete the tweet or send a time-consuming, lengthy appeal with no assurances as to if or when my sentence in "Twitter jail" would end. This prompted me to delete the tweet and wait for the 12-hour suspension to end. Keith Olberma…

_____ (2021-11-15). Victory For Palestinian Hunger Striker After 113 Days Without Food. popularresistance.org Israel agreed on Thursday to release a hunger-striking prisoner in four months after lengthy negotiations. | Miqdad Qawasmeh suspended his hunger strike on Thursday after refusing food for 113 days to protest his detention without charge or trial after Israel agreed to release him in February 2022. | His victory came after lengthy and arduous negotiations between the leadership of the Hamas prisoners' group and Israeli authorities. The 24-year-old was the youngest of six Palestinian men who have been refusing food for weeks and months in protest of Israel's detention of them without charge or trial. | Five others…

teleSUR (2021-11-15). UN Human Rights Office Warns Of Political Violence in Honduras. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed concerns over the increase in political violence in Honduras during its electoral process. | Related | This multilateral organization referred to the systematic murders of political figures, especially those that happened at public events. One of these cases happened on Saturday, when gunmen assassinated Luis Casaña…

Staff (2021-11-15). Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon taken into custody. rt.com Steve Bannon, longtime adviser to former President Donald Trump, has surrendered himself to authorities to face contempt charges following his refusal to comply with a congressional investigation into the January 6 Capitol riot. | Speaking to reporters on his way to the courthouse on Monday, Bannon urged his followers to remain focused on the "signal" rather than the "noise" which he said was obscuring the important events surrounding his arrest. | Bannon was indicted by a federal grand jury on Friday, having been held in contempt by Congress for ignoring a subpoena in October. | He is facing two contempt char…

WSWS (2021-11-15). Survey reveals one in three Texas children have had COVID-19. wsws.org The Texas CARES report exposes the lies of the state government, in line with the entire political establishment and corporate media, which have covered up the scope of child infections and deaths.

WSWS (2021-11-15). New Mexico hospitals enact crisis standards of care amidst jump of COVID-19 cases. wsws.org The southwestern state has reported some of the highest rates of increase of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in the US in recent days.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-15). Activists slam state "necropolitics" as Ecuador prison riot kills 68 and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the wave of prison massacres in Ecuador, a report on the cover-up of a major 2019 U.S. airstrike on Syria, and more…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-15). Military Situation In Yemen On November 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 155 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours; | On November 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 9 airstrikes on the Jubah district; | On November 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Sarwah district; | On November 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 10 airstrikes on the Hays district; | On November 15, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the west of Marib city; | On November 15, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-15). Russian Warplanes Pound Terrorists All Over Syria (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 15th, another wave of airstrikes hit militants' positions in Syria's Greater Idlib region. | Warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) targeted militant's facilities near the village of Majalia in the Syrian Idlib governorate. According to local reports, at least three strikes were recorded in the area. Later, at least one airstrike was carried out near the village of Deir Sunbol. | Click to…

Staff (2021-11-15). Headlines for November 15, 2021. democracynow.org COP26 Final Agreement Waters Down Coal Pledges, Leaves World on Track for Climate Disaster, NYT: U.S. Covered Up 2019 Syria Airstrikes That Killed 70 Women and Children, Austria Enacts Lockdown for the Unvaccinated as Europe Becomes Pandemic's Epicenter Again, COVID Cases Rising in Over Half of U.S. States; OK Nat'l Guard Defies Pentagon's Vaccine Mandate, Sudanese Military Kills Eight People During Latest Anti-Coup Protests, Detains Al Jazeera Bureau Head, Eight Refugees Found Dead, Dozens Others Rescued on Boat Near Canary Islands, U.S. Journalist Danny Fenster Freed from Burmese Prison, Journalist and Minority…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-15). Polish prime minister calls for direct NATO intervention against Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Polish PM urges steps by NATO as Belarus border tensions rise The Polish prime minister has said that NATO must take "concrete steps" to help resolve a migrant crisis on the Belarus border, adding that Poland and the Baltic states of Lithuania and Latvia may ask for consultations under Article 4 of the alliance's treaty. …

Anonymous103 (2021-11-15). Lukashenko's Threats To Cut Gas Supplies To Europe Go Against Russian Interests Too. southfront.org Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Belarus' counterpart Alexander Lukashenko walk in as they attend a session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / SERGEI KARPUKHIN (Photo credit should read SERGEI KARPUKHIN/AFP/Getty Images)Putin questions the seriousness of Belarus' threats to cut gas supplies to Europe. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko threatened on November 11 to s…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-15). Hybrid attack on Belarus, Russia: analyst says NATO's wars caused refugee crisis. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Opinion: West is using refugees for a hybrid attack on Belarus, Russia The West is using the refugee factor as an instrument of a hybrid attack on Belarus and Russia, Russian political scientist, Associate Professor Sergei Karnaukhov told the Belarus 1 TV channel….. "We see the Western countries going to extraordinary lengths to make the …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-15). Wars of the Soviet Succession: NATO accuses Russia of aggression against Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, targets Belarus, Balkans. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba Stoltenberg: In recent weeks, we have seen large and unusual concentrations of Russian forces close to Ukraine's borders. Similar to Russia's build-up in Crimea and the Black Sea region earlier this year. NATO remains vigilant. We do …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-15). Blinken accuses Belarus of contriving migrant crisis to divert attention from Russian threat to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com If anyone hasn't read the handwriting on the wall by now they never will. NATO's eastern flank: from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea. Migration crisis in Belarus intended to divert attention from Russia's actions near Ukraine — Blinken The crisis with migrants on the border of Belarus and the EU was provoked by …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-15). Poland, Latvia, Lithuania to appeal for NATO Article 4 intervention against Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Poland, Lithuania and Latvia are considering triggering NATO's Article 4 over the crisis unfolding at their borders with Belarus…. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told the Polish Press Agency on Sunday that the three countries were in talks on whether to trigger the article, which calls for consultation when "the territorial integrity, political independence or …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-15). Fight over public-supported Build Back Better plan heats up. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—As Congress returned to D.C. the week of Nov. 15, the continuing war over President Biden's Build Back Better agenda—an agenda that would enact the large expansion of the social safety net the U.S. has needed for years—heated up. Biden was slated to sign the first part of his big-ticket program, the five-year $1.2 trillion …

_____ (2021-11-15). TPLF's War On Ethiopian Gov't Is A US-EU Backed Ploy To Thwart Cooperation In The Horn Of Africa. popularresistance.org Tens of thousands have been killed and millions are starving and have been displaced in the civil war in northern Ethiopia which passed the one year mark last week. The devastating war began with the attack on an army base of the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) by the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) on November 4, 2020. According to Ethiopian diplomat Mohamed Hassan, it was the US security establishment of president-elect Joe Biden that had advised the TPLF to launch this attack.

_____ (2021-11-15). Wealthy Liberal Arts Colleges Are Exploiting International Students For Cheap Teaching Labor. popularresistance.org Language assistants at Grinnell can be asked to work up to 20 hours per week, although it's unclear how many hours are actually scheduled for the typical student worker. However, if someone worked 20 hours per week every week for the full academic year (nine months) at $12/hour, they would still only make $9,072. Even including the value of room and board, which the language assistants receive for free, their income is still only $23,470 for the year — about $5,000 less than what is considered a living wage for Poweshiek County, Iowa, where Grinnell is located.

_____ (2021-11-15). Nurses' Strike Signals Kaiser's End As Union Haven. popularresistance.org Across corporate America, relations between companies and their labor unions range from chilly to ice-cold. Not at Kaiser Permanente — the California-based healthcare giant. Kaiser has long been seen as having the nation's best labor-management partnership. Now the partnership finds itself in crisis as 34,000 Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers prepare to strike on Monday, in what would be the largest walkout in this fall's strike wave.

_____ (2021-11-15). Conservationists See Rare Nature Sanctuaries. Black Farmers See A Legacy Bought Out From Under Them. popularresistance.org The loss of Black-owned land in this community exposes a cruel irony. Pembroke has been one of the few places Black landowners could gain a foothold in Illinois, in part because this land was passed over by white settlers who presumed its sandy soils were worthless. And now, after generations without large-scale development or landscape-destroying corporate farming, this land has become sought after by outside conservationists because Pembroke's savannas remain largely untouched.

_____ (2021-11-15). When Scabs Are A Danger To Public Health. popularresistance.org A dozen oil workers rally in front of the United Metro Energy (UMEC) terminal in Brooklyn on their 113th day on strike August 10. They're fighting one of the largest suppliers of heating oil and motor fuels in New York. The strike began months prior, on April 19. After workers spent one of the hottest summers in decades on the picket line, the rally provided a much-needed morale boost. The workers were joined by dozens of supporters, including fellow Teamsters and some perhaps unexpected allies‚Äâ—‚Äâfour of New York City's elected democratic socialists, all of whom campaig…

_____ (2021-11-15). Greenpeace Says Shell Is Tricking Drivers With Its Carbon Neutral Campaign. popularresistance.org The advertisements are for Shell Canada's Drive Carbon Neutral program, which launched in November 2020. A company press release said from Dec. 31, 2020 onwards, customers at its pumps can contribute two cents per litre to various carbon offset projects. That program and its claims of carbon neutrality will be challenged Wednesday when environmental group Greenpeace is set to file a complaint to the Competition Bureau of Canada. The group argues the Drive Carbon Neutral program is greenwashing and is therefore tricking customers into participating in an initiative with false claims, which it says goes against the…

_____ (2021-11-15). The 'Forgotten Fight' For Prison Abolition In France. popularresistance.org When I saw that Jaccques Lesage de La Haye had a new book called The Abolition of Prison, published by the French radical press, Éditions Libertalia, I reached out through my anarchist radio networks to find contact information for him. Jacques is a longtime anarchist and abolitionist in France, who for many years hosted the anti-prison radio show Ras les murs. His book promised to be a culmination of all of his experience writing and struggling against prisons and working to support people both inside and outside. | As a translator and an anarchist, I am always keeping an eye out for new texts to try to bring in…

_____ (2021-11-15). Is Sabotage Needed To Save The Earth? popularresistance.org Imagine you are a climate-change campaigner. You've studied research findings and know that unless greenhouse gas emissions are greatly reduced very soon, future generations will likely suffer catastrophic impacts. You've protested for years, yet governments and companies continue to invest in fossil fuels, and emissions keep going up. You are especially annoyed at those who are rich and privileged and who seem not to care that with their SUVs and international flights they are causing more damage to the climate than thousands of ordinary people in Bangladesh or Burundi. You don't want to give in to desperation.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-15). As poverty worsens in Brazil, movements demand action. peoplesdispatch.org Tens of thousands of people across Brazil took part in a 'March Against Hunger' on Saturday, November 13. They were protesting the rising food and energy prices across the country.

Zoe Alexandra (2021-11-15). At COP26, the only person arrested and charged was a Communist. peoplesdispatch.org Amid the deepening climate crisis, it has become increasingly clear that capitalism is not only the root of the problem, but it also offers no viable solutions. Police cracked down on those that bore the clarion call "socialism or extinction"

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-15). In Greece, LARCO workers intensify protest against government's privatization bid. peoplesdispatch.org Workers of the state-owned General Mining and Metallurgical Company SA (LARCO) in Greece have been resisting the government's bid to privatize the company for the past 22 months…

Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza (2021-11-15). Orinoco Tribune's 3rd Birthday: Let's Celebrate with a Panel on Recent Elections in Latin America. orinocotribune.com Caracas, November 14, 2021 ( The Zoom panel is scheduled for Monday, November 29 at 8: 00 p.m. (EST) and will last 90 minutes. It will be chaired by Orinoco Tribune's editor, Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza, who will have the honor of interacting with respected and long-standing activists and journalist…

Staff (2021-11-15). CNE: Audit Number 11 on Voting Machines Concludes Successfully (100% Deployment). orinocotribune.com One week before the November 21 Regional and Municipal elections in Venezuela, the 11th audit (pre-production audit) of 155 voting machines (0.5% of the total number) was carried out this Sunday, November 14, in the warehouses of the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Mariche, Miranda state. These machines were chosen at random for evaluation, in order to provide greater assurance and security to voters, and the audit was carried out in the presence of accredited witnesses from all political parties and international observers. | The information was released by the president of the National Electoral Council, Pe…

Editor (2021-11-15). Friends of Cuba: oppose U.S. intervention. mronline.org Seizing on small protests over shortages on the island in July, the U.S. is now trying to build anti-government feeling with worldwide protests against socialist Cuba, including one in London—we must show our support instead, writes NATASHA HICKMAN…

Editor (2021-11-15). Climate conspiracy theorists say it is suspicious that every single research paper says the EXACT same thing. mronline.org A group of climate change conspiracy theorists has uncovered a set of strange patterns and repeated terminology in research papers which they say is highly suspicious.

Editor (2021-11-15). Thirteen theses of Marxism-Feminism. mronline.org The theses are a working tool and an insurance at the same time of what we are and where we want to go to, while both the path and the goal are open for joint discussion and thus for change.

Editor (2021-11-15). COP26 was a failure. But the people's alternative can still be a success. mronline.org Has COP26, which has wound up in Glasgow after two weeks of political showboating and grassroots protest, been a failure?>

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-15). What if Qaddafi's Son Won the Presidency of Libya? libya360.wordpress.com The problem of Libya is not the candidacy of Saif al-Islam, but the continued rule of militias No one can predict what the situation in Libya will be like in the next few days, especially after Saif al-Islam Qaddafi submitted his candidacy for the presidential elections. Warlords, militia leaders, Brotherhood activists and those who describe…

_____ (2021-11-15). UAE Becomes an Important Independent Player in the Middle East. journal-neo.org Against the backdrop of the events of the Arab Spring in 2011 and the subsequent confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the UAE's role in the ongoing military and political crises in the Middle East has been overshadowed. At the same time, this Persian Gulf state is pursuing quite an independent political course and is …

Andrew Emett (2021-11-15). State trooper charged with stealing heroin from evidence room. nationofchange.org Brian Rickard allegedly stole heroin from the Troop R, Honesdale evidence room before ingesting the narcotic at work and at home.

Andrew Wright (2021-11-15). Housing is a big part of the ongoing 'Battle of Detroit'. peoplesworld.org DETROIT — If there is anything overshadowing the focus on COVID-19 and other anxieties this year, it's that the real estate market has been booming. We've been assured this is, in fact, a "boom" not another "bubble"—experts citing reasons like underbuilding housing needs over the last 20 years in the U.S. as the cause for …

Ann Brown (2021-11-15). ADOS Reparations Movement Confronts Rep. Clyburn, Who Now Says He Supports Reparations. moguldom.com For the longest time, House Majority Whip James Clyburn has pushed back against the idea of reparations. While he has said he supports proposed HR-40 legislation that calls for a committee to study reparations, he has not fully supported the concept of reparations. Grassroots journalist Jameion Fowler retweeted a confrontation that took place in July …

Ann Brown (2021-11-15). Anti-ADOS Reparations Group NBCIT Is Funded By Billion-Dollar Philanthropy Fund: Is Grant Money Used To Undermine And Police ADOS? moguldom.com Back in July, the National Black Cultural Information Trust Inc. (NBCIT) was awarded a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to help the organization correct cultural disinformation, advance reparatory justice, and share cultural information with stories and resources that uplift the collective freedom of Black communities. But some reparations advocates are …

Bekah McNeel (2021-11-15). Sueños Sin Fronteras—Reproductive health group helps undocumented women in Texas. peoplesworld.org This story is reprinted from The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans—and engages with them—about public policy, politics, government, and statewide issues. The article originally appeared here. Laura Molinar sounds very calm for someone expecting to be sued. Her San Antonio-based organization, Sueños Sin Fronteras de Tejas, offers reproductive health education and …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-15). Bitcoin Was Upgraded For 1st Time In 4 Years: 3 Things To Know About Taproot Upgrade. moguldom.com The first Bitcoin upgrade in four years, the long-awaited Taproot has been activated and it promises to improve transaction privacy and efficiency and unlock the potential for smart contracts, which can be used to eliminate middlemen from transactions. As more programmers build smart contracts on theblockchain, Bitcoin hopes to become a bigger player in decentralized …

Emile Schepers (2021-11-15). Virginia elections: The spin vs. the reality. peoplesworld.org On Nov. 2, Virginia and New Jersey had important state elections. In the case of Virginia, the elections were for a new governor, lieutenant governor, and state attorney general, and for all 100 seats in the House of Delegates, the lower house of the state legislature, or General Assembly. Under Virginia law, an incumbent governor …

Gidimt'en Yintah Access (2021-11-15). Gidimt'en Evict Coastal GasLink from Wet'suwet'en Territory. itsgoingdown.org Action report from the Gidimt'en clan on eviction from Coastal Gaslink personnel from the Wet'suwet'en yintah. UPDATE: WET'SUWET'EN people are once again in control of Wet'suwet'en yintah! Dinï ze' Woos asserts jurisdiction by enforcing our laws with the 2021 Evacuation Order. The Morice River FSR has been disabled, blocking trespassers from our yintah! Via Gidimt'en…

IGD Worldwide (2021-11-15). The Real Covid Conspiracies. itsgoingdown.org Our latest anonymous contribution is a blazing hot anarchist analysis of the mainstream worldwide "anti-vax" movement and the conspiracies that animate it — as well as a survey of some REAL conspiracies brought about during the pandemic. First let me say: I do not blindly support science as it is known in the world today….

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-15). Howard University Students Formally End Blackburn Takeover Protest. moguldom.com Howard University students have officially ended their occupation of the school's Blackburn Center, where they remained for more than a month to protest unsuitable living conditions — such as claims that their dorms were infested with mold, rodents and insects — and other issues. The students' attorney said they finally reached a satisfactory resolution with …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-15). Top Religious Council In Indonesia Rules Crypto Is Forbidden For Muslims. moguldom.com The top religious council in Indonesia has declared trading cryptocurrency haram or forbidden for Muslims under Shariah law, a religious law forming part of Islamic tradition that is derived from interpretations of the Quran. The Southeast Asian country's National Ulema Council — a semi-official body of Islamic scholars who issue religious edicts — has banned cryptocurrency because …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-15). Is It Fake Tuna? New Lawsuit Against Subway Says Chicken, Pork, Cattle DNA Found In Its Tuna. moguldom.com A new lawsuit against the Subway fast-food franchise says a lab test showed that its tuna products contain animal proteins such as chicken, pork, and cattle — not the advertised "100 percent tuna." Plaintiffs Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin filed the latest lawsuit On Nov. 8 against Subway in San Francisco federal court near their …

Niall Christie (2021-11-15). Solutions to the climate emergency won't come from the colonizers, Indigenous groups say. peoplesworld.org Indigenous groups that have traveled to Glasgow for the crucial COP26 summit have said they will not look to their colonizers for answers to the climate emergency, hitting out at the world leaders' proposed solutions. Representatives from the Minga Indigena, a collective of indigenous peoples from the Americas, as well as others who have traveled …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-15). The Covid-19 Pandemic Does Not Exist. globalresearch.ca At the outset of the corona crisis, the number of confirmed cases was abysmally low. 83 positive cases outside China (6.4 billion people), were used to justify a Worldwide Public Health Emergency, leading up to the official announcement of a pandemic in March 2020…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-11-15). The People vs. COP26: Time for politicians and billionaires to listen. peoplesworld.org Of all the speeches and political grandstanding at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), the words of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador were the most profound and least hypocritical. López Obrador raged against the "technocrats and neoliberals"—world leaders who hold the future of humanity in their hands. This was a …

Rann Miller (2021-11-15). The Revised Southern Strategy As Seen In The 2021 Election Cycle. moguldom.com During the 2021 election cycle, Republicans put education front and center and it showed throughout election night results. However, nothing on the ballot concerned improving education for Black children. Rather, education as an issue was used to manipulate white voters so that Republicans, in this case, could regain power. Certainly, white parents storming school board …

rebekah (2021-11-15). Colombia and the Pandora Papers. inequality.org

Rosa Elizalde (2021-11-15). The United States has an unhealthy obsession with Cuba. canadiandimension.com Illustration by Brazilian political cartoonist Carlos Latuff/ The piggy bank was rattled again. In September 2021, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) gave $6,669,000 in grants for projects aimed at "regime change" in Cuba, a euphemism to avoid saying "direct intervention by a foreign power." The United States' current Democratic administration has especially favored the International Republican Institute (IRI) with a bipartisan generosity that Donald Trump never had. Other groups in Miami, Washington and Madr…

Ann Brown (2021-11-15). Hollywood's Tap Dancin' Boy: Black America Speaks On The Minstrel Show Career Of Terry Crews. moguldom.com Fans of actor and muscleman Terry Crews think he's funny but some Black people feel his humor is embarrassing and have called his pec-shaking act a minstrel show. Crews is a former professional football player, who, upon retiring from the NFL in 1997, took a shot at acting. He appeared on the extreme sports show …

Kim Petersen (2021-11-15). Planning for a New, Better Future. dissidentvoice.org As the world prepares to depart 2021 and head into 2022, it is clear that the United States is a declining economic power and that China continues its rapid upward trajectory. While homelessness and poverty sully the debt-laden US, China has eliminated extreme poverty. What is the American response to economic disparities domestically? Institute a …

Staff (2021-11-15). Six teens injured in shooting in Aurora, Colorado. rt.com Police in Aurora, Colorado are investigating a shooting that wounded six victims ranging in age from 14 to 18, in a park close to Aurora Central High School. The shooter fled the scene. | Denver-based media reported a heavy police presence outside the school, which is just south of the Nome Street park where the shooting took place on Monday. | Aurora PD initially reported the school had been placed on lockdown, but later clarified that it was part of the "secure perimeter" instead. | Five victims of gunshot wounds were taken to area hospitals. They ranged in age between 14 and 17, the authorities said. An 18-…

Abahlali baseMjondolo (2021-11-15). The majority have rejected the ANC. zcomm.org The ANC, DA and EFF will all leave the poor to continue to be poor. There is no hope from these parties. The only hope that we have is ourselves…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-15). NATO says its jets intercepted Russian nuclear-capable bombers over Norwegian, North Seas. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO jets intercept Russian nuclear-capable bombers over the Norwegian and North Seas On Friday 12 November 2021, fighter aircraft from Belgium, Norway, the UK were scrambled to respond to Russian aircraft near allied airspace. In the High North, Norwegian F-16s took to the sky after a Norwegian P-3C aircraft identified a group of Russian military …

WSWS (2021-11-15). Biden administration ramps up drive to get women "back into the workforce" wsws.org The Biden administration is intent on getting women back on the job amid a raging pandemic.

teleSUR, JCM, SH (2021-11-15). Sube a 68 la cifra de muertos por motín en cárcel ecuatoriana. telesurtv.net En horas de la tarde de este sábado se registraron nuevos enfrentamiento en el interior de la penitenciaria en la ciudad de Guayaquil.

_____ (2021-11-15). Rebuild America and Fight China? strategic-culture.org By Eric MARGOLIS | In an age of TV politicians, President Joe Biden is a figure from another age. He is deeply unexciting and suffering from advanced age — a time in life which the great Charles de Gaulle compared to a 'shipwreck.' | No mobs of baseball hat-wearing yahoos are about to storm the Capitol for Biden's sake. However unexciting he may be, President Biden has acted with courage and foresight to enact what America so badly needed: moving away from a wartime to a peacetime economy. | America's economy has been on a full wartime footing since the Vietnam War. The US Navy alone operates 11 big deck at…

teleSUR, SH (2021-11-15). Tiroteos en EE.UU. han dejado más de 17 mil muertos en el 2021. telesurtv.net De acuerdo al Archivo de la Violencia con Armas al menos 259 niños y 1.048 adolescentes han muerto a causa de tiroteos.

WSWS (2021-11-15). Canadian Union of Public Employees conspires with Higgs government to shut down New Brunswick public sector strike. wsws.org The backroom maneuvers between CUPE and the Conservative government resulted in a sudden end to the strike at the very point where it was starting to become a rallying point for broad popular opposition to low wages and austerity budgets.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-15). Gasbagging In Glasgow: COP26 And Phasing Down Coal. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | Words can provide sharp traps, fettering language and caging definitions. They can also speak to freedom of action and permissiveness. At COP26, that permissiveness was all the more present in the haggling ahead of what would become the Glasgow Climate Pact. | COP26, or the UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021,

_____ (2021-11-15). The Glory of the American Experiment. strategic-culture.org The problem is the U.S. does not want other peoples to decide how they want to live. It wants America àúber Alles. | "Ignorance is bliss" my grandmother used to say when I was a child. That is the "American Way" I came to learn especially when the governments and military-intelligence agencies conduct all sorts of crimes against their own people and to other peoples and governments. | My grandmother had a point, because most "common" people accept this daily reality. They have learned to do so by watching what "their" governments do against those who seek information that the powerful wish to hide from us.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-15). Military Situation In Syria On November 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 15, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 12 times: 10 — in Aleppo province, 2 — in Latakia province; | On November 15, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kafr Nouran village; | On November 15, Russian warplanes attacked positions of Turkish-backed forces in Deir Sunbol village; | On November 15, Russian Military Police and Turkish Army carried out a patrol near Ain al-Arab…

Staff (2021-11-15). Indigenous Amazonian Leader: We Must End Fossil Fuel Extraction to Protect the "Lungs of the Earth" democracynow.org Among the unprecedented moments for Indigenous participation in the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow were the protests to protect the Amazon rainforest, the largest remaining rainforest on the planet, that activists argue is on the brink of ecological collapse. "We cannot win the battle against climate unless we protect the world's remaining rainforests," Atossa Soltani, founder and president of Amazon Watch, tells Democracy Now! We also speak with Uyunkar Domingo Peas Nampichkai, Indigenous Achuar Nation leader from the Ecuadorian Amazon, who is demanding an end to logging, mining and oil drilling. "We don't want…

Huanjia Zhang (2021-11-15). New database shows hundreds of contaminants detected in US tap water. zcomm.org "We are not being exposed to just one contaminant when we're drinking water. We're being exposed to multiple contaminants."

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2021-11-15). Why Is the U.S. Fueling the November 15 Cuba Protests? zcomm.org The conservative ghost of the far-right that travels the world and arrives in Cuba is not what it seems or what is visible to the naked eye…

Staff (2021-11-15). Beto O'Rourke wants to challenge Republican's 'extremist policies' with governor bid. rt.com Former US Representative Beto O'Rourke has announced that he will challenge Republican Greg Abbott for the governorship of Texas in 2022, as he criticized the current administration's divisive politics. | In a tweet on Monday, O'Rourke — the former El Paso congressman, 2018 US Senate nominee, and 2020 Democratic presidential contender — said that he was running to make progress on the things that most Texans actually agree on, such as legalizing marijuana and expanding Medicaid. | I'm running for governor. | Together, we can push past the small and divisive politics that we see in Texas today —…

WSWS (2021-11-15). France deploys large security force ahead of New Caledonian independence referendum. wsws.org While French forces are being mobilised to suppress simmering social unrest, pro-and anti-independence factions of the local ruling elite are exploiting the referendum to channel rising class anger into rival forms of nationalism.

Janet Parker (2021-11-15). WA public sector workers demand a wage rise. greenleft.org.au The Public Sector Alliance, which brings together a number of trade unions, is fighting the WA government's wages cap. Janet Parker reports.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-11-15). Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, American Politics Hits the Wall. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. What a burst of attention, analysis, and fretting in the mainstream media about the election of Republican Glenn Youngkin as governor of Virginia! The shock was so great you might almost have thought this country had never elected …

WSWS (2021-11-15). COVID cases surge through northern US states before the holiday season begins. wsws.org Cases across the Midwest, the Mountain West and the Northeast are surging despite high rates of fully vaccinated people. The Delta variant's virulent nature and waning immunity are combining to provide a preview of the surge expected this winter.

WSWS (2021-11-15). "Modest modifications" to Deere-UAW deal mean more speedup, sweatshop conditions. wsws.org The CIPP incentive pay system has been "modified" to speed up operations, crank out more machines and parts and boost Deere's profits, while offering workers a few crumbs in exchange.

Chevy McBride (2021-11-15). Solidarity shown to Sudan's struggle against oppression. greenleft.org.au As hundreds of thousands of Sudanese continue to take to the streets to resist the attempted coup by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the Sudanese community and supporters demonstrated their support at a rally in Melbourne. Chevy McBride reports.

teleSUR, drl, JCM (2021-11-15). Denuncian muerte de activistas en masacre carcelaria en Ecuador. telesurtv.net La masacre en Guayaquil, con 68 muertos, también se cobró la vida de activistas detenidos, algunos sin condena.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-15). Study identifies potential biomarkers for urine test for bile duct cancer. imperial.ac.uk Early-stage research has found 10 metabolites associated with bile duct cancer which might one day help create a urine test to identify the cancer.

Staff (2021-11-15). FBI raids on Project Veritas 'could have serious consequences'. rt.com The Justice Department's recent raids on Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe and multiple associates "could have serious consequences for press freedom," the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has warned. | The ACLU "Project Veritas has engaged in disgraceful deceptions, and reasonable observers might not consider their activities to be journalism at all," the organization…

Chris Slee (2021-11-15). Sri Lanka: Tamil resistance continues despite repression. greenleft.org.au Despite ongoing repression, Tamils continue to fight for their rights, including over the seizure of Tamil land for military bases, reports Chris Slee.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-15). Technology Patent Suggests Tech Overlords Are Planning to Digitally Surveil People, Grant "Freedoms" Based on Vaccination Status. southfront.org Written by Ethan Huff; originally published on Global Research. Dr. Gal Ehrlich and Maier Fenster of Ehrlich & Fenster have uncovered…

David Swanson (2021-11-15). VIDEO: David Swanson Discusses Syria on RT International. warisacrime.org

teleSUR (2021-11-15). US Business Groups Urge Reducing Tariffs On Chinese Goods. telesurenglish.net In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, about two dozen U.S. business associations led by the U.S.-China Business Council (USCBC) urged President Joe Biden's administration to reduce tariffs on Chinese goods to provide relief to Americans amid rising inflation pressures. | RELATED: | "Tariffs put in place over the last several years continue to disproportionately cause economic harm to U.S. businesse…

Global Research News (2021-11-15). Selected Articles: Graphene Oxide: A Toxic Substance in the Vial of the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine? globalresearch.ca By The patent proposes col…

Susan Price (2021-11-15). Veronica Koman's family targeted in Indonesia. greenleft.org.au The family of Australian-based Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman has been the target of two recent attacks in Indonesia, reports Susan Price.

teleSUR, drl, JL (2021-11-15). Gobierno de Jamaica declara estado de emergencia por inseguridad. telesurtv.net La medida la decretó el primer ministro de la isla, quien dijo que el aumento de la delincuencia es de 57 por ciento respecto al 2020.

WSWS (2021-11-15). Covid-19 deaths and illness of UK children justified in the interests of big business. wsws.org In 2020, elderly deaths were justified on the grounds that nature was taking its course. Now those of children and young people are usually met with silence. When they do get a mention, it is to minimise and rationalise deaths.

WSWS (2021-11-15). Reno, Nevada bus drivers launch third strike in 4 months after rejecting Teamsters-backed contract. wsws.org Furious over miserly wage increases and dangerous working conditions exacerbated by the pandemic, 90 percent of bus drivers and transportation workers voted against the last offer negotiated by Teamsters union bureaucrats.

teleSUR, drl, JL (2021-11-15). Gobierno boliviano denuncia pretensiones de desestabilización. telesurtv.net A pesar de la abrogación del proyecto de Ley en cuestionamiento, el movimiento cívico devela afanes desestabilizadores.

WSWS (2021-11-15). Boston authorities clearing homeless encampment despite protests by ACLU, public health experts. wsws.org While some homeless people have been referred to shelters, the ACLU notes that many shelters are not equipped for people with certain medical conditions or family situations. Throwing more people into congregate settings during the pandemic risks deadlier outbreaks.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-15). Ukraine: Latest tranche of U.S. military aid includes 80 tons of ammunition. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. delivers 80 tonnes of ammunition to Ukraine "Ukraine received today the delivery of approximately 80,000 kilos of ammunition from the United States. It was the fourth shipment made by the United States as part of $60 million in additional security assistance directed to Ukraine by President Biden in August," the statement [of the American …

teleSUR, JCM (2021-11-15). Caravana migrante continúa su paso por el estado de Oaxaca, México. telesurtv.net Más de 1.000 migrantes centroamericanos lograron llegar al poblado de Matías Romero, Oaxaca.

WSWS (2021-11-15). This week in history: November 15-21. wsws.org This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago.

teleSUR, JL (2021-11-15). Denuncian masacre en Putumayo, la número 87 en Colombia en 2021. telesurtv.net Durante el 2021, Colombia registra la lamentable cifra de 152 líderes sociales asesinados.

Rosalind English (2021-11-15). Law Pod UK latest: Henrietta Lacks. ukhumanrightsblog.com A "HeLa" cell is, or was, the name of a cell from a line of fast producing cancer cells that was taken from the tumour of a patient who died of cervical cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951. These cells reproduce at such a rate they have been described as "immortal" and they have …

Anonymous103 (2021-11-15). Pulling Back From The Brink. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by The family of nations is balancing on the edge of an abyss as mushrooming religious and ethnic intolerance becomes the norm. | Western as well as non-Western societies have helped paved the road towards the abyss: the West by abandoning…

WSWS (2021-11-15). Injured Amazon worker in Florida denied workers' compensation and threatened with termination. wsws.org A worker employed at an Amazon facility in Ruskin, Florida, recounted a bureaucratic nightmare after being hurt on the job and denied workers compensation insurance.

WSWS (2021-11-15). Stellantis announces mass layoffs at Belvidere Assembly plant. wsws.org The UAW has remained silent as Stellantis announced it would lay off 400 workers at the Belvidere, Illinois Assembly Plant next year.

WSWS (2021-11-15). Dutch caretaker government imposes partial lockdown as COVID-19 surges. wsws.org As daily COVID-19 infections reached record levels of over 16,000 last week, The Hague went back on its vow not to impose any further lockdowns to halt contagion.

The Conversation (2021-11-15). Unlike the US, Europe is setting ambitious targets for producing more organic food. nationofchange.org The U.S. isn't currently setting the bar high for growing its organic sector. Across the Atlantic, Europe has a much more focused, aggressive strategy.

Michael Spencer (2021-11-15). Court of Appeal upholds Universal Credit childcare rules. ukhumanrightsblog.com Salvato v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2021] EWCA Civ 1482 — read judgment The Court of Appeal has allowed the Secretary of State's appeal against a ruling that the system of calculating childcare for Universal Credit indirectly discriminates against women. The judgment below was reported in the blog here. Childcare costs under …

Anonymous103 (2021-11-15). Making Another ISIS in Afghanistan. ISIS-K in Khorasan Province. southfront.org Afghan security forces departing Kabul, August 2021 © Trent Inness / Shutterstock | Written by Bradley Devlin; originally published on With the United States out of Afghanistan, former members of the Afghan Security Forces who were once trained by the United States are joining Islamic State-Khorasa…

Staff (2021-11-15). Republicans gain edge in 2022 elections — media. rt.com The 2022 midterms are shaping up badly for the ruling Democrats, the New York Times claims, identifying the culprit: the "highly distorted congressional map" and Republican gerrymandering. | Democrats currently have an eight-seat majority in the House of Representatives, but all 435 seats will be up for re-election in November 2022. With the congressional maps being redrawn to match the 2020 census, the US paper of record points to Republicans "gerrymandering" the districts in states where they control the legislatures. | Republicans' upper hand in the redistricting process, combined with plunging approval rat…

WSWS (2021-11-15). COVID-19 and disability residents: Australian health workers discuss worsening conditions. wsws.org The danger of disability residents or staff contracting COVID-19 has increased dramatically following the removal of basic safety measures by Australian governments.

Staff (2021-11-15). US Supreme Court rejects Volkswagen's appeal. rt.com The US Supreme Court refused to hear two appeals from Volkswagen over the emissions cheating scandal on Monday, leaving previous rulings in place and the company vulnerable to "staggering liability," according to a lower court. | Volkswagen had sought to

WSWS (2021-11-15). Tim Page, veteran Vietnam war photographer, opposes MGM's Minamata censorship. wsws.org "A beautifully crafted film that everyone should see and one with a message more important than some sort of alleged scandal over a marriage break-up."

Staff (2021-11-15). Tensions mounting between Biden and Harris camps — media. rt.com Plummeting approval ratings for both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have supposedly turned the two politicians and their camps against each other, according to rumors hailing from both ends of the political spectrum. | With Harris' approval rating sitting at a dismal 28%, according to one recent poll, headlines about her performance as vice president have been brutal. | Now, CNN has acknowledged that some of the VP's staff are "getting frantic." In a revealing report on Monday, CNN said that West Wing aides are "worn out" by the apparent "entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus" from Harris' camp. | Read more…

George Monbiot (2021-11-15). After the failure of Cop26, there's only one last hope for our survival. zcomm.org It's too late for incremental change. By mobilising just 25% of people, we can flip social attitudes towards the climate…

William Minter (2021-11-15). The United States is not a country. zcomm.org The US federal system is a patchwork of states and territories, municipal and local jurisdictions, each with its own laws and regulations. This complex map provides ample opportunities for shell games of "hide the money"

teleSUR (2021-11-15). We Have Enough Vaccines To Immunize 95% of Venezuelans: Maduro. telesurenglish.net Upon the arrival of 2,5 million Sinopharm vaccines through the COVAX mechanism on Saturday, President Nicolas Maduro announced that Venezuela has already enough doses to immunize 95 percent of the population against COVID-19. | RELATED: | "Despite the sanctions and financial persecution implemented by the United States, we got the money to purchase vaccines," Maduro stated, stressing that humanitarian issues should not…

Staff (2021-11-15). GOP senator claims Biden 'intended' record gas prices hike. rt.com Joe Biden's administration wants Americans to switch from pickup trucks to electric compacts and is letting gas prices run rampant to coerce fans of gallon-guzzlers, Senator Tom Cotton has claimed. | Speaking to conservative outlet Breitbart News, the Republican senator alleged that rising gasoline prices in the US are "the intended effect of Joe Biden's energy policy," rather than "some accident." | "They want gas to cost $4 a gallon because they want all of us to get out of pickup trucks and SUVs and get into small electric compacts or bicycles or scooters or whatever else Pete Buttigieg takes to work," Cott…

teleSUR (2021-11-15). Ecuador: Authorities Identify 34 of 68 Prisoners Killed In Riot. telesurenglish.net Ecuadorian authorities have identified 34 of the 68 prisoners killed in the violent clashes at Litoral Penitentiary, the General Secretariat of Communication for the Presidency reported on Sunday. | RELATED: | Their remains will be delivered to the victims' families in the next few hours, as authorities continue to work to identify the other deceased. Identifying the 68 bodies has been difficult as some inmates were burned a…

teleSUR, SH (2021-11-15). Asesinan a tiros a alcalde hondureño durante un acto político. telesurtv.net Según el Observatorio de la Violencia de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras se han presentado al menos 64 actos violentos contra actores políticos.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-15). Macron's Recent Pronouncement Creates Unnecessary Tensions With Russia. southfront.org Illustrative ImageAfter a recent meeting between Emmanuel Macron and Kamala Harris, Paris seems interested in resuming expansionist policies in North Africa. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Tensions between Russia and France may increase in the coming days due to impolite words by Emmanuel Macron. The French president, during a recent speech, called on Moscow and Ankara to immediately withdraw their forces from the Libyan territory. Using an extr…

WSWS (2021-11-15). SEP electoral members describe new laws as a "perverse and undemocratic aspect of the Australian electoral system" wsws.org "These electoral laws didn't fall from the sky, they are coming from a very weak position. The establishment parties are trying to strengthen themselves."

WSWS (2021-11-15). With COVID-19 out of control, German infectious disease agency expects ICUs to be overwhelmed. wsws.org Germany's COVID-19 infection rate has hit a new record every day for the past week, with the seven-day incidence Sunday reaching 289 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-15). More Azerbaijani troops, armor enter Armenia; war budget increased by 16%. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijan's military budget to amount to $1.7 billion in 2022 Azerbaijan will spend 2‚ħ89 billion manats ($1.7 billion) on defense and national security, up by 16.3% year-on-year. In addition, In addition, 1.6 billion manats ($942 million) will be allocated for "special purchases." ==== Pashinyan confirms Azerbaijan invaded Armenia's territory again Authorities in Armenia have been …

Staff (2021-11-15). GOP senator claims Biden behind gas price hikes. rt.com Joe Biden's administration wants Americans to switch from pickup trucks to electric compacts and is letting gas prices run rampant to coerce fans of gallon-guzzlers, Senator Tom Cotton has claimed. | Speaking to conservative outlet Breitbart News, the Republican senator alleged that rising gasoline prices in the US are "the intended effect of Joe Biden's energy policy," rather than "some accident." | "They want gas to cost $4 a gallon because they want all of us to get out of pickup trucks and SUVs and get into small electric compacts or bicycles or scooters or whatever else Pete Buttigieg takes to work," Cott…

Mustafa Abu Sneineh (2021-11-15). Israeli arms manufacturer participates in Dubai Air Show for first time. middleeasteye.net Israeli arms manufacturer participates in Dubai Air Show for first time | Elbit Systems, founded in 1966, said that it aims to establish long-term cooperation with UAE's armed forces | Mon, 11/15/2021 – 11: 11 | Attendees walk past the Israel Aerospace Industries stand at the Dubai Airshow in the Gulf emirate on 15 November 2021 (AFP) | The Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit Systems…

Susan Price (2021-11-15). Kanaky: Independence vote to proceed on December 12. greenleft.org.au Kanaky New Caledonia's referendum on self-determination will proceed on December 12, despite calls from independence forces for a delay until next year due to COVID-19, reports Susan Price.

_____ (2021-11-15). U.S. Supremacy by Any Other Name. strategic-culture.org The world balance has changed qualitatively, and not just quantitatively, Alastair Crooke writes. | Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum two weeks ago, General Milley

Ragip Soylu (2021-11-15). UAE crown prince to visit Turkey for first time in ten years. middleeasteye.net UAE crown prince to visit Turkey for first time in ten years | Mohammed bin Zayed is expected to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on November 24 after several years of enmity between the countries | Mon, 11/15/2021 – 07: 30 | Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (L) shakes hands with Turkey's then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan before a meeting in Ankara in 2012 (A…

Sarah Anderson (2021-11-15). Wealthy Americans get paid leave. Shouldn't the rest? nationofchange.org The fight to guarantee paid sick time and family leave faces an uphill battle, but advocates aren't giving up.

Staff (2021-11-15). Glasgow Pact Slammed for Betraying the Global Poor Who Suffer Most from the Climate Emergency. democracynow.org The U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, ended Saturday with over 190 nations agreeing to the Glasgow Climate Pact, which calls on governments to return next year in Egypt with stronger plans to curb their emissions and urges wealthy nations to provide more funds to vulnerable countries in the Global South. It also pushes countries to phase out fossil fuel subsidies and reduce the use of coal, but activists say the final language of the agreement is too weak to meaningfully reduce emissions and limit global heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius, which scientists say is needed in order to avoid the most catastrophic…

teleSUR, SH (2021-11-15). Frente de Todos conserva mayoría en el parlamento argentino. telesurtv.net El Frente de Todos obtuvo 35 senadores y 118 diputados para alcanzar la cifra de 153 legisladores entre ambas cámaras.

Staff (2021-11-15). "Blackness Itself Is the Crime": Bishop William Barber on Racism in the Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial. democracynow.org We speak with Bishop William Barber of the Poor People's Campaign, who was one of the Black pastors who visited the trial of the three white men who hunted down and shot dead Ahmaud Arbery, where last week a defense attorney claimed Black pastors sitting with the Arbery family in the courtroom could be "intimidating" for the jury, which is almost all white. Barber says Arbery's killing and the trial proceedings expose that for many, "Blackness itself is the crime." This Thursday, more than 100 Black pastors plan to march in front of the Glynn County Superior Courthouse. Barber joins us from Washington, D.C., wher…

Staff (2021-11-15). Bolton predicts whether Trump will run in 2024. rt.com John Bolton, a former national security adviser to Donald Trump, has predicted that the former president won't run for office in 2024, instead preferring to act as the kingmaker among vying Republican candidates. | Speaking to Sky News on Monday, Bolton Read more | | "He's deeply afraid of losing again, he doesn't wan…

Angela Lang (2021-11-15). Democrats are courting disaster (again) by betraying their base. zcomm.org Democrats risk turning off voters and losing their 2020 electoral gains if they don't deliver meaningful change for working people…

Julia Conley (2021-11-15). Leaders at COP26 Are 'Massively Killing the Paris Agreement'. zcomm.org "The deal on the table is a death sentence for millions of those on the frontlines."

WSWS (2021-11-15). Massachusetts nurses strike faces collapse due to union's isolation of their struggle. wsws.org Stifled by the MNA, and isolated from other health care workers' struggles, the Saint Vincent nurses strike is headed for what one academic commentator called a "natural death," with enough nurses being forced to cross or abandon the picket for jobs elsewhere.

WSWS (2021-11-15). Thousands support SGP's lawsuit against the German secret service. wsws.org With the lawsuit filed by the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei against the Federal Republic of Germany set to be heard in court in the coming days, more than 5,300 workers and young people have expressed their support for the SGP's case and its fight to defend democratic rights.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-15). New Ukrainian defense chief, top army commander: we will retake Crimea, Donbass. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Reznikov: "We will return to internationally recognized borders of Ukraine in Crimea, Donbas" Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov is convinced that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will eventually regain territories up to the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine in Crimea, as well as in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. *** The statement came as Reznikov, together with …

teleSUR, SH (2021-11-15). ONU ve con preocupación crímenes contra políticos en Honduras. telesurtv.net De acuerdo a la Oacnudh desde septiembre del 2020, se han contabilizado al menos 28 muertos en el contexto de violencia política.

teleSUR (2021-11-15). Young Cubans Take Part In Sit-In To Reject US Blockade. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, over 70 young Cubans took part in a sit-in at Havana's Central Park to reject the U.S. blockade, recent destabilization attempts, and smear campaigns in social media against Cuba. | RELATED: | "These actions are part of the strategy of unconventional war against our people. We deserve to live in peace and without the obstacles imposed by unilateral coercive measures," President Miguel Diaz-Canel stated. | The initiative known as "Red Sc…

Staff (2021-11-15). George Clooney calls Baldwin shooting circumstances 'insane'. rt.com Hollywood star George Clooney has called the 'Rust' set where actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins "insane," adding he's never heard the term "cold gun." | Appearing on the latest episode of Marc Maron's 'WTF' podcast, Clooney turned his attention to the Baldwin situation, which has rocked Hollywood and led to many critics pointing blame for the situation at least partly at Baldwin's feet. | "Look, he may be a d**k, I don't know the guy at all, but I've been on sets for 40 years," Clooney said, "and the person that hands you the gun, the person that is responsible for the gun, is…

Contrepoints Media (2021-11-15). Fairy Creek: Court Decision and Demonstration in Montreal. itsgoingdown.org Report on current status of ongoing State repression against forest defenders at Fairy Creek. Originally posted to Contrepoints Media. photo: Fairy Creek Blockade On November 15th, the British Columbia Court of Appeal will decide whether or not to extend the injunction against the Ada'itsx blockade, better known as Fairy Creek, located on the unceded territories…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-15). Turkey, Ukraine implement over 30 arms projects. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine, Turkey implementing more than 30 defense contracts Over the past four years, Ukraine and Turkey have been implementing more than 30 joint defense projects. This was discussed during a panel on Ukraine—Turkey defense cooperation within the framework of the SAHA Expo in Istanbul…. "Over the past four to five years, the number of agreements …

Barry Sheppard (2021-11-15). COP26: The climate cost of war. greenleft.org.au Military carbon emissions have largely been exempted from international climate treaties, dating back to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, reports Barry Sheppard.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-15). No Jab, No Fly: Democrats Ask Biden To Require Vaccine To Fly In US. moguldom.com As the conflict continues to mount between the vaccinated and unvaccinated, dozens of Democrats are urging U.S. President Joe Biden to require Americans to get the covid-19 vaccine before being allowed to fly domestically. More than 30 Democrats signed a letter sent to Biden on Nov. 11 urging him to implement the vaccine mandate as …

Rayhan Uddin (2021-11-15). Salvator Mundi: Saudi-owned $450m painting is not a Da Vinci, museum says. middleeasteye.net Salvator Mundi: Saudi-owned $450m painting is not a Da Vinci, museum says | Saudi prince bought the painting for $450m in 2017 but its authenticity has been downgraded by the Prado in Madrid
| Mon, 11/15/2021 – 13: 30 | A journalist takes photos of the Salvator Mundi, after it was unveiled at Christie's in New York on 10 October 2017 (AFP/File photo) | The world's most expensive painting, owned by…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-15). Complicated Context Of Sudan Street Unrests. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Joachim Hartmann exclusively for SouthFront | On 25 October, another military coup d'état, triggered by the economic crisis and protracted conflicts within the country's institutions, took place in Sudan. The military arrested some civilian ministers, including Prime Minister Abdullah Hamduk, as well as several municipal governors and politicians. | After the arrest of cabinet members, chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, issued a statement, announcing the…

Staff (2021-11-14). US military covered up its 'war crime' in Syria — NYT. rt.com The US military tried to cover up a deadly attack on Syrian civilians that killed as many as 80 people, claiming that women and children could have been terrorist fighters, according to a New York Times investigation. | On March 18, 2019, a US F-15E fighter jet dropped a bomb on "a large crowd of women and children huddled against a river bank" near the town of Baghuz and then proceeded to drop several more, killing survivors, according to a New York Times The attack…

_____ (2021-11-14). Despite US Led Dirty Campaign, Nicaraguans Came Out In Force To Support The FSLN. popularresistance.org Nicaragua's Supreme Electoral Council declared President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) winners in an election that drew 65% of the eligible 4.4 million voters. Although Washington and its allies in the region denounced the election as a fraud preceded by repression of the opposition, there was significant participation of the electorate; moreover, despite claims that Ortega ran virtually unopposed, his ticket was contested by several long-standing opposition parties. Winning 75% of the vote, the FSLN demonstrated solid strength despite the U.S.

Graham Peebles (2021-11-14). Saving Our Planet Requires Systemic and Behavioural Change. dissidentvoice.org The natural environment has been poisoned, vandalized and trashed in accordance with the demands and values of the all-pervasive socio-economic system, and as long as it persists it is impossible to imagine the steps required to save the natural world being taken. Economic considerations and short term self-interest will continue to be applied and the …

Tina Landis (2021-11-14). Capitalist leaders at COP26: "Full steam ahead to climate catastrophe!" liberationnews.org The people have the knowledge and skills to reverse climate change and these changes are already happening on a small scale around the globe, but the economic system of capitalism acts as a barrier to the wide scale shift that is needed.

Roger D. Harris (2021-11-14). Nicaragua has a Public Relations Problem, Not a Democracy Problem. orinocotribune.com By Roger D. Harris — Nov 12, 2021 | US President Joe Biden hectored Nicaragua about their November 7 elections

Anonymous007 (2021-11-14). Military Situation In Yemen On November 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 454 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On November 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 15 airstrikes on the Jubah district | On November 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On November 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Kataf district | On November 13, four civilian were killed…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-14). Polish prime minister calls for NATO Article 4 action against Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The first brief excerpt is from Reuters, all that is available to non-subscribers. (File under "Free Press.") The second is from Associated Press, the quasi-official press service of the U.S. federal government including the Pentagon. The English-language Polish news media have taken the weekend off. NATO has taken Article 4 action before; four times on …

Ron Forthofer (2021-11-14). US Politics: We Need a Transformation. dissidentvoice.org As if we needed any more evidence of the sorry state of our political system, the long-running battle over the 'Build Back Better' bill has provided it. As Senator Bernie Sanders pointed out, an early version of this bill included many proposals that would help Americans live with a sense of security. In addition, these …

Staff (2021-11-14). The Book 'Letters of Alex Saab from Kidnapping' to be Given for Free to FILVEN 2021 Attendees (+ Pro-Saab Street Mobilizations Throughout North America Scheduled for Monday). orinocotribune.com The book Letters of Alex Saab from Kidnapping, which describes Saab's torture and plight during his illegal detention in Cape Verde, as well as his love for the people of Venezuela and support for its government, will be given away to attendees this Sunday, November 14, at the International Book Fair of Venezuela (FILVEN). The book fair is being held in Caracas, at the Federal Legislative Palace, which is the headquarters of the National Assembly of Venezuela. | As part of the programed activities for FILVEN 2021, Alex Saab's wife, Camilla Fabri, will attend a press conference scheduled to begin at 11: 00 a.m (Car…

MEE, agencies (2021-11-14). Libya: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to run for president. middleeasteye.net Libya: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to run for president | Son of dictator Muammar Gaddafi registers for December elections despite being wanted by International Criminal Court | Sun, 11/14/2021 – 11: 55 | Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (left) in Sebha, Libya, registering to run in the country's December presidential polls, 14 November 2021 (AFP/Libyan High National Election Commission Facebook page) | Sa…

Arnold August (2021-11-14). En las entrañas de "Archipiélago", grupo de Facebook de los disidentes cubanos detrás del complot del 15 de noviembre. globalizacion.ca Introducción a la versión original en inglés, publicada en The Canada Files el 9 de noviembre | The Canada Files tiene la suerte de contar con Arnold August como columnista, aclamado desde 1997 como uno de los expertos no cubanos de…

Nadda Osman (2021-11-14). Earthquakes, floods, wildfires and a scorpion plague: The Middle East's weekend of climate chaos. middleeasteye.net Earthquakes, floods, wildfires and a scorpion plague: The Middle East's weekend of climate chaos | Region hit by extreme conditions, as scorpions wash up in people's homes and cars are covered in ash
| Sun, 11/14/2021 – 15: 03 | Wildfires rage across Lebanon's Beit Meri, a village close to the country's capital, on 15 November 2021 (Screengrab/Twitter) | People in several Middle Eastern countries wer…

_____ (2021-11-14). The Only Legally Recognized Fast Food Union In The US Reaches Tentative Agreement. popularresistance.org The Burgerville Workers Union — Industrial Workers of the World (BVWU) has reached a tentative agreement with Burgerville on a historic contract to be ratified by a vote of workers in represented shops. Upon ratification, workers at Burgerville will become the only fast food workforce in the U.S. covered by a Collective Agreement. A milestone in one of the longest standing labor disputes in the Portland, OR area, this Agreement will set out a range of improvements in wages and working conditions for approximately 100 workers across five Burgerville locations. Burgerville and the BVWU have been in contract n…

_____ (2021-11-14). The Only Legally Recognized Fast Food Union Reaches Tentative Agreement. popularresistance.org Portland, OR — The Burgerville Workers Union — Industrial Workers of the World (BVWU) has reached a tentative agreement with Burgerville on a historic contract to be ratified by a vote of workers in represented shops. Upon ratification, workers at Burgerville will become the only fast food workforce in the U.S. covered by a Collective Agreement. A milestone in one of the longest standing labor disputes in the Portland, OR area, this Agreement will set out a range of improvements in wages and working conditions for approximately 100 workers across five Burgerville locations. Burgerville and the BVWU ha…

AEzra El (2021-11-14). ACT UP Boston charges city with mass violations of human rights. workers.org Boston On Nov. 5, ACT UP Boston, labor leaders, frontline harm reductionists, housing advocates, contingents of students, folks who have been houseless and people who use drugs converged on City Hall for a protest press conference and speak-out. Days earlier, city officials began waging their "sheriff's plan," setting up kangaroo . . . |

Monica Cruz (2021-11-14). Amid rising tide of labor actions, Starbucks workers set to vote on unionizing. peoplesdispatch.org Starbucks workers in New York vote for what could be the first union at the company's corporate-owned stores. Workers in three more stores in upstate New York have filed petitions to hold union elections as well…

Misión Verdad (2021-11-14). 21N: The Sham Strategy Behind Carlos Ocariz's Resignation in Miranda. orinocotribune.com The announcement of Carlos Ocariz's resignation as candidate for the governorship of Miranda state has become relevant news related to the November 21 elections in Venezuela; however, this could well be a maneuver by the G4 parties directed against Fuerza Vecinal (FV) candidate David Uzcátegui. | According to journalist Madelein García, and as is apparent from the events themselves, the parties of the so-called G4 platform (Voluntad Popular, Primero Justicia, Acción Democrática, and Un Nuevo Tiempo) may have forged a strategy to discourage the rise of Fuerza Vecinal as an organization that is taking over the old…

Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza (2021-11-14). El Sistema Prepares to Break World Record — Largest Orchestra Ever in Venezuela (Video and Photos). orinocotribune.com Caracas, November 13, 2021 (special for OrinocoTribune.com)—This Saturday, November 13, the courtyard of the military academy of Venezuela in Caracas was the setting for more than 12,000 young musicians from the Venezuelan orchestra system, internationally known as El Sistema, to come together from more than 400 El Sistema nodes from all over Venezuela, to try for the Guinness World Record as "The Largest Orchestra in the World." | The official ceremony began with the words of Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, who highlighted the perseverance and dedication of the musicians and the faculty of El Sistema as we…

_____ (2021-11-14). 2.4 Degrees Is A Disaster — But COP Won't Stop It. popularresistance.org Regardless of the outcome of COP26, one inevitability is that the rich and powerful celebrate whatever the conference produces as vital progress. Only a disaster on the level of COP15 in Copenhagen might put a stop to the self-congratulatory triumphalism. Already, though, most observing the negotiations with a critical eye are highlighting how inadequate their product will be. Ed Miliband has said we're 'miles from where we need to be' and Greta Thunberg declared COP26 to be a 'failure'. | These condemnations are backed up by analysis from Climate Action Tracker (CAT), assessing governments' short-term commitment…

_____ (2021-11-14). After COP26, US President Under Fire For 'Failing To Act On Fossil Fuels'. popularresistance.org "We're in a five-alarm fire, but Biden refuses to use a firehose," Su said in a statement. "President Biden can use his unique set of executive powers to stop fossil fuel project approvals and declare a climate emergency, but he isn't. Failing to act on fossil fuels is beyond climate denial, it's climate atrocity."

_____ (2021-11-14). Biden's Farm Methane Plan Could Worsen Consolidation And Pollution. popularresistance.org Reducing methane emissions took center stage at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow ending Friday. More than 100 countries pledged to reduce their methane emissions by 30% over the next decade. Methane is a significantly more potent yet shorter-lived greenhouse gas, making it a target to prevent near-term warming as societies hurtle towards the 1.5 degrees of warming deemed disastrous for life on Earth. | In tandem with this global commitment, the Biden administration released its plan to bring down U.S. methane emissions. While this plan would set new limits on methane emissions coming off oi…

_____ (2021-11-14). Bridging Cultural And Political Gaps Through Indigenous First Foods. popularresistance.org A city isn't the most likely place for an Indigenous crop revival. But across the greater Portland area in Oregon, municipalities like Metro and the City of Portland have been partnering with organizations and tribes to promote Native American land access and cultivation of first foods, the term used for traditional local foods that have nourished Indigenous people for centuries. | In a city park, a drained lakebed, an old grazing lot, and along an urban creek, first foods are returning to areas where they once flourished before the land was covered by farms and urban sprawl. | The partnerships are historically s…

_____ (2021-11-14). Impact Of Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty On Nuclear Weapons Business. popularresistance.org A new report released by ICAN and PAX today, has found that the number of banks, pension funds, asset managers and insurance companies investing in the production of nuclear weapons has gone down in 2021, and shows significant drops in the shareholder values of investments in the 25 companies involved in nuclear weapon production around the world. There is also an early but visible impact of the entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), with many institutions citing the treaty's entry into force and the risk of a negative public perception as reasons for the change in their i…

_____ (2021-11-14). New Report Shows Impact Of Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty On Nuclear Weapons Business. popularresistance.org A new report released by ICAN and PAX today, has found that the number of banks, pension funds, asset managers and insurance companies investing in the production of nuclear weapons has gone down in 2021, and shows significant drops in the shareholder values of investments in the 25 companies involved in nuclear weapon production around the world. There is also an early but visible impact of the entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), with many institutions citing the treaty's entry into force and the risk of a negative public perception as reasons for the change in their i…

_____ (2021-11-14). Nov 15 Nationwide Actions To Demand Let Cuba Live! NO To CIA Plots! popularresistance.org The State Department, the CIA, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and other U.S. agencies are working to organize anti-government protests in Cuba on Monday, November 15. The organizers of the November 15 demonstrators are the same players who led violent attacks on people and public facilities on July 11. One such person, Yunior García Aguilera, has been exposed in recent weeks as having direct links with notorious Miami-based terrorist Ramón Saúl Sánchez, and CIA plots to try to create conflict within Cuba. The ANSWER Coalition is calling on people to show their support for the right of Cuba to retain i…

_____ (2021-11-14). November 15: Nationwide Actions To Demand Let Cuba Live. popularresistance.org Donald Trump imposed 243 additional coercive measures aimed at tightening the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba. Increased economic suffering for ordinary Cubans is the consequence of this policy. President Biden has not lifted even one of the additional sanctions imposed by Trump. Instead of treating Cuba as a neighbor and resuming the process towards normalization between U.S. and Cuba, the Biden White House is working overtime to promote a counterrevolution inside of Cuba. | The State Department, the CIA, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and other U.S. agencies are working to organize anti-governme…

_____ (2021-11-14). Postal Banking Test In The Bronx Yields No Customers. popularresistance.org New York City – When the United States Postal Service launched a test program in September allowing people with business or payroll checks to get them loaded onto gift cards at four neighborhood post offices, it was seen as a primitive precursor to a postal banking system. But in order for the test to be successful and mature into a pilot, it has to actually be, well, tested. | According to postal employees at Baychester Station in the Bronx, one of four locations nationwide where the test is being carried out, not a single business or payroll check transaction was made between September 13, when the test launche…

_____ (2021-11-14). On Contact: The Second War On Terror. popularresistance.org The liberal and Democratic Party elites have seized on the January 6 mob assault on the US Capitol as the domestic equivalent of the 9/11 attacks. Joe Biden called the storming of the Capitol "the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War." Representative Liz Cheney, a right-wing Republican whose animus towards Donald Trump has seen her join forces with the Democratic Party leadership, said the forces behind January 6 represent "a threat America has never seen before." The enabling resolution that created the select committee that is investigating the events of January 6 called the mob assault "one of the…

_____ (2021-11-14). US Threatens Regime Change In Nicaragua. popularresistance.org The United States has continuously carried out acts of aggression against Nicaragua and its people for more than 150 years. Joseph Biden's effort to undermine that country's sovereignty is part of a long history of invasions, coups, and support for U.S. puppets. | The Biden administration declared the recent election fraudulent before it had even taken place. The corporate media repeated lies about an "authoritarian dictatorship" that came straight from the State Department's script. The United States congress voted overwhelmingly to pass the RENACER Act, a regime change plot featuring the imposition of sanctions…

_____ (2021-11-14). With Attack On Rights Groups, Israel's Impunity Is On Full Display. popularresistance.org Raja Shehadeh, Palestinian writer, and activist, and founder of the rights group Al-Haq, talks about the recent Israeli decision to designate six organizations as terrorists. He explains the context for the Israeli move, the long history of repression of Palestinian activists, and the resistance put up by these groups and the Palestinian people.

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-14). Terrorist Plot Targeting 21N Elections Uncovered. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's Minister for Interior Relations, Justice and Peace, Remigio Ceballos, announced on Saturday, November 13 that intelligence services dismantled a terrorist plan that sought to sabotage the regional and municipal elections to be held on November 21. | Ceballos reported that intelligence and citizen security organizations managed to neutralize a terrorist group that was attempting to commit sabotage at the facilities of the National Electoral Council (CNE), at its main warehouse in Mariche, Miranda state. All voting machines are kept in this warehouse, and are currently being distributed all over Venezue…

Indigenous Action (2021-11-14). Against the "Colonizer's Burden": Climate Justice Means Anti-Colonial and Anti-Capitalist Struggle. itsgoingdown.org New editorial from Indigenous Action on the need to confront root ideologies and structures of colonialism and capitalism. Global warming is a direct consequence of war against Mother Earth. Unless the root ideologies and structures that precipitate this crisis are confronted and done away with, we condemn ourselves and future generations to non-existence. 
"Big Green"…

Industrial Workers of the World (2021-11-14). The Only Legally Recognized Fast Food Union In The US Reaches Tentative Agreement With Company. itsgoingdown.org Report from the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) on Burgerville workers reaching a tentative agreement on a historic contract. Portland, OR — The Burgerville Workers Union — Industrial Workers of the World (BVWU) has reached a tentative agreement with Burgerville on a historic contract to be ratified by a vote of workers in represented…

Julie Varughese (2021-11-14). After Daniel Ortega's Victory in Nicaragua, Biden Signs RENACER Act and OAS Votes to Condemn. towardfreedom.org Between an Organization of American States resolution, fresh U.S. sanctions, social media platforms suspending known Ortega supporters a week before the elections and corporate media outlets inaccurately reporting on Ortega, it is clear the United States is the primary contradiction in the Nicaraguan people's struggle for liberation.

The Grayzone (2021-11-14). Inside Nicaragua's 2021 Elections. dissidentvoice.org The US, EU, and OAS are launching a new coup attempt against Nicaragua's Sandinista government, refusing to recognize its 2021 elections. The Grayzone's Ben Norton observed the vote on the ground, and filed this report.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-14). Eight NATO members lead 29-nation, 40-ship exercise off coast of Congo (Brazzaville). antibellum679354512.wordpress.com It's been remarked on this site before that Brazil and Senegal, which among other exercises participated in this summer's U.S.-NATO Sea Breeze war games in the Black Sea, are being prepared for NATO partnerships. The other eighteen African nations listed below (excluding Morocco which is already a NATO partner) also appear to be groomed for …

George Monbiot (2021-11-14). Make extreme wealth extinct: it's the only way to avoid climate breakdown. zcomm.org Why do we tolerate the massive environmental impacts of the very rich?>

Dusan Pajovic (2021-11-14). How to fix climate activism. zcomm.org Interview on tactics, messaging, and how to bring the working class into climate activism — who have so far been excluded…

Jonah Furman (2021-11-14). Striking John Deere Workers Hold Out for Better Deal. zcomm.org One hundred members joined the November 8 picket, including members from each of the eight UAW locals at Deere in Iowa and Illinois…

MEE, agencies (2021-11-14). Tunisia: Protesters clash with police as thousands rally against Saied's coup. middleeasteye.net Tunisia: Protesters clash with police as thousands rally against Saied's coup | President could lose support when Tunis announces painful economic reforms in coming days | Sun, 11/14/2021 – 15: 13 | Demonstrators hold up a placard reading 'Get out dictator!' during a protest against President Kais Saied's seizure of power in Tunis on 14 November 2021 (Reuters) | Thousands of Tunisians prot…

Staff (2021-11-14). Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell speaks to press for first time since arrest. rt.com Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell, who faces a possible life sentence for her involvement with the pedophile millionaire, has spoken out for the first time about her conditions in prison, claiming she has been abused. | Speaking to the Daily Mail from her cell at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, Maxwell called her incarceration a "living hell," claiming she had been kept in solitary confinement, deprived of sleep, and fed rotten food. | "I have been assaulted and abused for almost a year and a half," she said. She further alleged she was not allowed to exercise or have the lig…

_____ (2021-11-14). US is Trying to Intensify Competition for the Arctic. journal-neo.org In the old days, the great powers divided the world according to the old rules of sovereignty. Whoever was first to plant their flag owned the land with its resources if there was an opportunity to protect it. Today, while the polar ice in the Arctic melts at an unprecedented rate, the world's leading global …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-14). U.S. to deliver 300 Cougar MRAPs to Poland. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Poland to acquire 300 used Cougar MRAPs from the US Poland's Defence Minister Mariusz B≈Çaszczak has announced the country will acquire 300 second-hand Cougar mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles from the United States as part of efforts to modernize the country's land forces. "They are proven vehicles that the U.S. Army has used for many years …

teleSUR (2021-11-14). Normality Marks Election Day in Argentina. telesurenglish.net Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez celebrated that normality marked Election Day to renew half of the seats in the Lower Chamber and one-third of the Senate. | RELATED: | "We have just cast our vote, a day of democracy… Everything is going smoothly and what we are asking Argentineans to do is to go and express themselves," Fernandez said. | The National Electoral Chamber (CNE) reported that 30.5 percent of…

Staff (2021-11-14). US inflation to get even worse, Fed banker predicts. rt.com A Federal Reserve official has warned that inflation is only bound to get worse for Americans, at least for the next few months, before it "likely" begins to "taper off." | "The math suggests we're probably going to see somewhat higher readings over the next few months before they likely start to taper off," Minneapolis Federal Reserve Chairman Neel Kashkari told 'Face the Nation' on Sunday. | According to Kashkari, current inflation and supply chain issues are a result of a "surge in demand for goods," as well as the Covid-19 pandemic, both problems the Federal Reserve official refers to as "temporary." The i…

Staff (2021-11-14). Elon Musk keeps forgetting Bernie Sanders is still alive. rt.com Billionaire Elon Musk responded to a call by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) for the wealthy to pay their "fair share" by claiming to forget the 80-year-old democratic socialist was alive. | "We must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share. Period," Sanders tweeted on Saturday, to which Musk replied, "I keep forgetting you're still alive." | He followed up by floating the idea of selling Tesla stock. Musk previously sold billions in shares after putting out a poll asking if he should sell 10% of his holdings, to which over 50% of people said yes. | I keep forgetting that you're still alive[m…

Leif Autzen (2021-11-14). Hundreds demonstrate against anti-trans legislation in Columbus, Ohio. liberationnews.org Transgender activists with PSL – Columbus organized a protest against HB 454 which would effectively outlaw gender-affirming care for Ohio minors.

Ben Norton (2021-11-14). Inside Nicaragua's 2021 elections — and the latest US/OAS coup attempt. thegrayzone.com The US, EU, and OAS are launching a new coup attempt against Nicaragua's Sandinista government, refusing to recognize its 2021 elections. The Grayzone's Ben Norton observed the vote on the ground, and filed this report. Transcript BEN NORTON: 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 United States refused to recognize the results, however. Washington and its allies in the European Union and …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-14). Anti-fascist rally in Madrid commemorates 14th anniversary of Carlos Palomino's martyrdom. peoplesdispatch.org 16-year-old Carlos Palomino Munoz was stabbed and killed on a train by Josué Estébanez de la Hija, who was on his way to attend a rally organized by the extremist National Democracy party. Carlos himself was heading to a counter-rally…

Fra Hughes (2021-11-14). Brexit is the Burning Question: Burning Busses Appears to be the N. Ireland Loyalist Answer. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes — Nov 12, 2021 | Brexit might be the catalyst to reunify Ireland sooner rather than later, but have no doubt reunification is coming. |

| When the British Parliament finally completed the negotiations with the European Parliament on Britain's long-awaited departure from the European Union on January 31, 2020, for many the deal had been done, there were winners and losers but Brexit had been delivered. | The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was now outside of the European Union, except it wasn't. | The Good Friday Agreement signed in 1998 and endorsed by the people…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-14). Libya: The High Electoral Commission Announces the Acceptance of the Papers of the Presidential Candidate Saif Al-Islam Qaddafi. libya360.wordpress.com Libyan Position The High Electoral Commission announced that its headquarters are witnessing the progress of new candidates for the position of the Presidency of the State. Today, Sunday, November 14, 2021, the Sebha Electoral Management Office witnessed the acceptance of the papers of the candidate Dr. Saif Al-Islam Qaddafi, to be the second candidate for…

Staff (2021-11-14). Trump attacks Congress' 'subversion of justice' while US 'is going to hell'. rt.com Former President Donald Trump has blasted the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot, saying "American patriots" will not "allow this subversion of justice" to continue. | The former president once again blasted the House investigation into January 6, with a Sunday statement asking why that "protest" continues to be investigated, but those who "violently burned down and took over Democrat-run cities" are not, referring to 2020 Black Lives Matter protests in cities like Portland, Oregon. | "If anybody was near the Capitol waving an American flag" on January 6, Trump claims, "they've had…

Ashley Curtin (2021-11-14). The gap between climate rhetoric and reality: The Fossil Fuelled 5. nationofchange.org Among those five wealthy countries analyzed, the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Norway and Australia, all plan to approve and subsidize new fossil fuel projects despite their claims of leading in the climate fight, the report concluded.

MEE staff (2021-11-14). Israel uses settler violence as 'tool' to take Palestinian land: B'Tselem. middleeasteye.net Israel uses settler violence as 'tool' to take Palestinian land: B'Tselem | Israel, as policy, 'fully supports and assists' settler intimidation tactics that often result in the loss Palestinian farm and pasture land, says Israeli rights group | Sun, 11/14/2021 – 18: 26 | Israeli soldiers stand near a Palestinian vehicle defaced with Star of David graffiti, believed to be vandalised by Israeli settlers, in al-…

WSWS (2021-11-14). Germany's PEN Centre nominates Julian Assange as honorary member. wsws.org The action by the German branch of the international writers group PEN was accompanied by a call for the unconditional release of the WikiLeaks founder from prison.

Staff (2021-11-14). Unvaccinated Americans being banned from family parties — poll. rt.com A majority of vaccinated Americans do not want unvaccinated relatives attending their holiday parties, and almost half have cut off family members over their vaccination status, according to a new poll. | According to a survey of 2,000 Americans conducted by

Anonymous669 (2021-11-14). Afghan TV Presenter Among Six Killed In New Kabul Blast (Videos, Photos). southfront.org File image. | On November 13, a magnetic explosive device attached to a passenger minivan exploded in the Dasht-e Barchi area in the western part of the Afghan capital, Kabul. | The explosion destroyed the minivan. A Taliban official, who declined to be named, told VIDEO…

Staff (2021-11-14). Greenwald explains how America's new 'War on Terror' targets own citizens. rt.com Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald spoke to RT's Chris Hedges about the eerie similarities between the US government's legally excessive actions after the 9/11 terror attacks and the Capitol riot earlier this year. | Those who "questioned" measures taken in the name of combating terrorism were treated as terrorist sympathizers in the months following the 9/11, Greenwald told Hedges during an appearance on RT's 'On Contact', and the same argument is being made now by the media and Congress against anyone questioning the government's response to January 6. | "Exactly the same thing is happening no…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-14). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

Dean Baker (2021-11-14). Imagine if Stopping Climate Change Was More Important than Making Climate Change Billionaires. cepr.net We are still getting through a worldwide pandemic that has taken tens of millions of lives. While we did develop effective vaccines, they were not produced and distributed quickly enough to prevent enormous loss of life. This is a tragedy that should force us to ask how we could have done better. On the other …

_____ (2021-11-14). Hunter Biden's Wife Seen at SoHo Gallery As Controversial Art Show Opens. strategic-culture.org By Isabel VINCENT, Khristina NARIZHNAYA, Steven VAGO, Melissa KLEIN | The hotly anticipated and controversial solo art show by Hunter Biden finally opened Saturday in SoHo. | Workers took down the paper covering the windows and posted Biden's paintings, and Biden's wife stopped by the space. | The sale has been the subject of intense criticism by Republicans who say that the amateur artist's paintings, priced between $75,000 and $500,000, could be purchased by people looking to curry favor with the president.

teleSUR (2021-11-14). Cuban FM Denounces US Communication Campaign. telesurenglish.net Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Sunday condemned the U.S. political and media campaign against Cuba, which includes free access to private networks, from their servers, to surf the internet. | RELATED: | "They are announcing a VPN (virtual private network) that is oddly free for users in Cuba, while the rest of the world has to pay for it. No one will be taken aback by the fact that this service is sustained b…

Lubna Masarwa (2021-11-14). Israel can monitor every telephone call in West Bank and Gaza, says intelligence source. middleeasteye.net Israel can monitor every telephone call in West Bank and Gaza, says intelligence source | 'Harsh invasion of privacy' provides Israeli Security Agency a system of control over the Palestinians | Sun, 11/14/2021 – 16: 02 | A woman uses her phone in a courtroom in Nablus, occupied West Bank in February 2021 (AFP) |

Global Research News (2021-11-14). Selected Articles: Addressing Myths About Climate Change and Carbon Emissions. globalresearch.ca In this weekend selection, we put together some of Global Research articles pertaining to climate change and the subsequent corporate and government "bluff" in addressing the crisis. | With the culmination of COP26 in Glasgow, will the real culprit of global …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-14). Hungary may be next NATO state to obtain Turkish combat drones. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Hungary tests Turkish drones as it reviews possible purchase — report Military drones from Turkey were spotted at a military base in Hungary, where the unmanned aerial vehicles are being considered for a procurement…. The first sighting of Turkish drones in Hungary came on November 4, when a local outlet identified a Karayel-SU at Papa …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-11-14). The People vs. COP26: Time for Politicians, Billionaires to Listen. zcomm.org Expecting COP26 to save the world is wishful thinking. Our fate is truly in our own hands. It always has been. It is high time for politicians to stop talking and, for once, truly listen…

Robert J. Burrowes (2021-11-14). Corrupt Science and Elite Power: Covid-19 "Techno-Slavery" and the "Great Reset" Are Now Imminent. globalresearch.ca Do you like to believe that scientists are studying the evidence — whether in relation to Covid-19 or anything else — and delivering high quality knowledge that can be used to guide public policymaking so that it might better serve …

Staff (2021-11-14). Food banks struggle to feed hungry Americans. rt.com Food banks across the United States are struggling to keep up with the number of Americans in need of assistance amid record inflation and the supply chain crisis, which have gripped the nation ahead of the holiday season. | The Alameda County, California Community Food Bank was forced to "make a lot of really tough choices" due to inflation and the rising costs of food, its executive director, Regi Young,

Editor2 (2021-11-14). Why Western Marxism Misunderstands China's Usage of Markets. orinocotribune.com By Carlos L. Garrido — Nov 12, 2021 | I have elsewhere

Ricardo Delgado (2021-11-14). Video: Graphene Oxide: A Toxic Substance in the Vial of the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine? globalresearch.ca The results of their analysis by electron microscopy and spectroscopy are far-reaching. Graphene oxide is a toxin which triggers thrombi and blood coagulation. It also has an impact on the immune system. Graphene oxide accumulated in the lungs can have devastating impacts.

teleSUR (2021-11-14). Bulgaria: Sunday's General Elections Register a Low Turnout. telesurenglish.net In Bulgaria, Presidential and parliamentary elections had a low turnout among 6.6 million eligible citizens called to cast their vote on Sunday. | RELATED: | The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) reported that 8.59 percent of the electorate had voted by midday. In April and July, the number climbed to 18 percent and 12 percent, respectively, at the same hour. | Until the polls closed at 20.00 local time, voters we…

_____ (2021-11-14). After COP26, Biden Under Fire For 'Failing To Act On Fossil Fuels'. popularresistance.org As climate campaigners worldwide on Saturday slammed the United Nations summit in Scotland and its resulting Glasgow Climate Pact as betrayals of the Global South by rich countries that have polluted the planet, U.S. President Joe Biden faced growing pressure to improve both his national and global policies. | The fresh demands built on previous comments and calls throughout COP26—such as a Friday statement Food & Water Watch, whose policy director Mitch Jones said that "this White House should fulfill its campaign promise to stop oil and gas drilling on public lands, put an end to oil and gas exports,…

teleSUR (2021-11-14). Argentina: Minister de Pedro Reports 72% Turnout in Elections. telesurenglish.net Argentina's Interior Minister Wado de Pedro welcomed the peaceful environment and transparency that ruled Sunday's parliamentary elections. | RELATED: | "We have finished a good Election day… We project a voting percentage of around 72 percent, a figure that will be confirmed throughout the evening," De Pedro said. | He also assured that "the new protocol allowed a faster voting process while noting that heavy rains affected the Chaco and Entre Rios pr…

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