Daily Archives: November 16, 2021

2021-11-16: News Headlines

_____ (2021-11-16). Ethiopia at a Crossroads: Civil War or Peaceful Settlement? journal-neo.org The government of Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency in the country, as the rebel forces of Tigray threaten to attack the capital, and the war that has been going on for a year is rapidly escalating and brings more and more troubles and misfortunes to Ethiopians. The United States has stated that the danger …

_____ (2021-11-16). US Sends Clear Message To African Nations As It Turns Its Back On Ethiopia. popularresistance.org The corporate media in the United States is waging a misinformation campaign as part of the hybrid warfare being used to try to subjugate Ethiopia. Ajamu Baraka of the Black Alliance for Peace states there "is a coordinated effort to criminalize and delegitimize the Ethiopian state in order to cripple or balkanize it, maybe even to provide the political will for a direct military intervention." For 27 years, the United States-backed Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) ruled Ethiopia until it was overthrown by a popular movement in 2018. Ethiopians then elected their Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, who refuses to…

_____ (2021-11-16). The Criminal "Justice" System Protects Kyle Rittenhouse. popularresistance.org If the trial continues to go the way it is currently going, it seems likely that Rittenhouse may walk. This would be a colossal miscarriage of justice and proof positive, once again, of the white supremacist nature of the criminal "justice" system. The system is set up to defend and protect the ruling class and their defenders. This, in certain moments, can include members of the far-right who are able to act outside of the law in order to protect the status quo. If Rittenhouse walks, it'll be a clear sign that, in the current moment, right-wing violence is acceptable in the eyes of the state, as long as it is do…

The Socialist Program (2021-11-16). Hidden U.S. War Crimes in Syria. liberationnews.org Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss a newly-revealed US war crime in Syria that took the lives of over 60 civilians, causing shock and outrage around the world.

_____ (2021-11-16). Syria Massacre Coverup Shows Danger Of Assange Precedent. popularresistance.org Julian Assange currently sits in Belmarsh Prison waiting to find out if British judges will overturn a lower court's ruling against his extradition to the United States to be prosecuted under the Espionage Act for journalistic activity which exposed U.S. war crimes. War crimes not unlike those that were just exposed by The New York Times in its reporting on the Baghuz massacre. The precedent the U.S. government is trying to set with its persecution of Assange will, if successful, cast a chilling effect over journalism which scrutinizes the U.S. war machine, not just in the United States but around the world.

Ben Norton (2021-11-16). Debunking Myths About Nicaragua's 2021 Elections, Under Attack by USA/EU/OAS. orinocotribune.com By Ben Norton — Nov 11, 2021 | The US, EU, and OAS are launching a new coup attempt against Nicaragua's Sandinista government, refusing to recognize its 2021 elections. The Grayzone observed the vote on the ground, and dispels myths aimed at discrediting the process. | MANAGUA, NICARAGUA — Millions of Nicaraguans went to the polls on November 7, 2021, re-electing the leftist Sandinista Front and President Daniel Ortega by a large margin. | The Joe Biden administration refused to recognize the results, however. The United States and its allies in the European Union and the Organization of American State…

Pivot to Peace (2021-11-16). Statement: Why President Biden Must Abide by the "One-China Policy" and Stop Meddling in the Affairs of China-Taiwan Relations. peacepivot.org Do we have better things to do than go to war with China over Taiwan, a mere province of China?

_____ (2021-11-16). 35,000 Us Healthcare Workers Avert Strike. popularresistance.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 includes pay raises and measures to address understaffing, while withdrawing a two-tier pay system that would pay new hires up to a third less than current workers. In the next few weeks, workers will vote to ratify it and continue to work as scheduled.

WSWS (2021-11-16). Media faithfully echoes US justifications for war crime at Baghuz, Syria. wsws.org A section of the media has decided that the atrocity cannot be entirely disappeared behind a wall of silence, but their reports are a concerted effort to contain the political fallout.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-16). Military Situation In Yemen On November 16, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 127 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours; | On November 15, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 7 airstrikes on the Jubah district; | On November 15, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 27 airstrikes on the Sarwah and Madghal districts; | On November 15, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Hays district; | On November 15, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Muqbana district; | On November 16, clashes between Ansar Alla…

Moderator (2021-11-16). Why Are Moderna's Billionaires Airbrushing Scientists Out of the Vaccine Patent Picture? scheerpost.com By Sam Pizzigati / Moderna, the world's hottest new Big Pharma giant, now has four of its top players sitting on the annual Forbes list of America's 400 richest. In early 20…

WSWS (2021-11-16). Judge dismisses gun charge against vigilante shooter Kyle Rittenhouse. wsws.org Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Schroeder—who has repeatedly sided with the fascist Kyler Rittenhouse—dismissed the sixth count of possessing a dangerous weapon as a minor, prior to closing arguments in the teenage shooter's murder trial.

Staff (2021-11-16). Rittenhouse defense accuses prosecution of defaming teen in closing arguments. rt.com Defense attorneys for Kyle Rittenhouse have accused the prosecution of lying to jurors in their closing statements, saying the state's lawyers played "fast and loose" with the evidence to smear the teen as a murderer. | The defense and prosecution both made their final arguments before the jury on Monday, following eight days of testimony from dozens of witnesses and the screening of nearly 20 videos from the night of August 25, 2020 — when Rittenhouse, then 17, shot and killed two men and wounded a third during a violent bout of protests and rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He faces charges including first…

Staff (2021-11-16). Give black employees 'day or two off' after Rittenhouse verdict, activist says. rt.com A liberal Portland, Oregon activist has prompted a discussion after asking employers to give a "day or two off" to black employees after the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, regardless of the jury's decision. | "Employers, consider giving your Black employees a day or two off after the Rittenhouse verdict," Gregory McKelvey tweeted this week, adding that it was going to be "hard" for black employees to work and they shouldn't be "expected to." | Employers, consider giving your Black employees a day or two off after the Rittenhouse verdict. Regardless of the outcome, it's going to be hard for Black people to work and…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-16). China, U.S. discuss cooperation and communication in virtual meet and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the virtual summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden; the condition of migrants stranded at the Poland-Belarus border as the European Union announces sanctions against Minsk; an ongoing strike by MSRTC bus drivers in the Indian state of Maharashtra to demand their company's merger with the state government for better salaries, etc.; and the eviction being enforced by Indigenous peoples in the Wet'suwet'en territory against the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia, Canada.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-16). Belarus: What's next? A humanitarian artillery bombardment of miserable women and children at the border? antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Several Iskander missile battalions to arrive in Belarus, if need be — top brass Belarus would like to have its own battalions of Iskander tactical missile systems, but several Russian battalions of these weapons will arrive in the republic, if need be, Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin said on Tuesday. "We have a regional group …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-16). Poland, Ukraine deploy 30,000 troops to Belarusian border with more on way. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com In addition to troops deployed by Lithuania and Latvia to their respective borders with Belarus, and the 4,500-troop Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade which was recently trained by U.S. forces in the Three Swords 2021 exercise in Ukraine. ==== Ukrainian border guards preparing for possible breakthrough by illegal migrants The Polish border is protected by 20,000 military, border …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-16). White House appeals to Russia to pressure Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The White House is not appealing to Russia to protect refugees attacked by Polish security forces or to protect Armenia, currently under attack by Azerbaijan. For days there have been indications that the Kremlin is not averse to rendering such aid. ==== US urges Russia to press Belarus over migrants at Polish border: spokeswoman The …

Anonymous103 (2021-11-16). Manufactured Cruelties: Belarus, Poland and the Refugee Crisis. southfront.org Click to see full-aize image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | Refugee crises are often manufactured by governments. They can be done at the source: war, famine, rapacious institutions. They can also be manufactured by the refusal of governments to accept those seeking asylum, sanctuary and refuge. | The latter is very much in evidence in Europe: governments of the European Union are staring down desperate humans keen to travel into the EU; Belarus, engaging in its own form of mega-trafficking, has become a cond…

teleSUR (2021-11-16). EU Foreign Ministers Agree On New Sanctions Against Belarus. telesurenglish.net Foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) have agreed on new sanctions against Belarus over the migrant crisis, the bloc's top diplomat Josep Borrell said on Monday. | RELATED: | Addressing a press conference after the ministers' meeting, he said the new set of sanctions had been "politically adopted" and "will be finalized in the coming days." The sanctions will affect "quite an important number" of individuals and entities, he a…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-11-16). Upend this damaging narrative about spending. nationofchange.org Polls say Americans should love the Build Back Better Act — but most are only hearing talking points about its price tag.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-11-16). 'Build Back Better will worsen inflation': Another lie about the Biden agenda. peoplesworld.org The drama over the Build Back Better Act has revealed the power of narrative in our political landscape. It is not enough to put forward policy proposals that actually help people, pay for them with taxes on the wealthiest, and then try to pass those proposals into law. You also need to fight a destructive, …

Staff (2021-11-16). Headlines for November 16, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Signs $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill; Build Back Better Act Remains Stalled in Senate, Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping Pledge Cooperation in U.S.-China Virtual Summit, Three Killed and Dozens Wounded as Suicide Bombers Strike Ugandan Capital City, Spanish Coast Guard Rescues More Refugees in Waters Near Canary Islands , Polish Border Guards Fire Tear Gas and Water Cannons at Asylum-Seekers , Thai Protesters Call for Reforms to Monarchy After Court Rules Against Activists, U.S. Condemns Russia Over "Dangerous and Irresponsible" Anti-Satellite Missile Test, Biden Proposes Drilling Ban Near Sacred Indig…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-16). Military Situation In Ethiopia On November 16, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 16, clashes between the TPLF and the federal government forces continued in the Chifra area; | On November 16, clashes between the TPLF and the federal government forces continued in the Kassagita area; | On November 13, a new batch of Amhara Region Special Forces graduated in the town of Humera and joined the federal forces. The federal government has accelerated the strengthening of the frontlines with TPLF; | The Ethiopian Ministry of Finance, Eyob…

Susana Khalil (2021-11-16). XXI Century: The Abolition of Israeli Expansionist Colonial Anachronism. orinocotribune.com By Susana Khalil — Nov 13, 2021 | There will be no free and peaceful Arab-Persian world as long as the Israeli colonial Euro-Zionist regime exists. | I. By way of dialogue | 1907 | ABDALLAH: Mustafa, British colonialism prepared a scientific report (Bannerman), in order to prolong itself as an empire. The report says that the Arab world is an obstacle to the European colonial order, and for this, it is necessary to articulate our disintegration, division, and separation. Imposing politicians to serve imperial interests. To combat any movement of unity, whether intellectual, cultural, ethnic, historical, pol…

Staff (2021-11-16). Historian Alfred McCoy Predicts the U.S. Empire is Collapsing as China's Power Grows. democracynow.org President Joe Biden's virtual summit Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping follows the two countries' announcement just days earlier they will work together to confront the climate emergency after Xi did not attend the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow. Tension has been mounting between the two superpowers, especially over Taiwan and Hong Kong, with some speculating that a new Cold War is developing. "The United States, in the immediate future, is faced with the possibility of fighting a war over Taiwan … that it would probably lose," says Alfred McCoy, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madiso…

Editor (2021-11-16). Canadian imperialism and the responsibility to 'Voluntour'. mronline.org The term 'voluntourism' is a portmanteau of the words 'volunteer' and 'tourism' and refers to a practice in which people, often young upper or middle-class white women in the Global North (Bandyopadhyay and Patil 2017, 645), pay an organization to coordinate their trip to a country in the Global South.

Fight Back (2021-11-16). Chicano movie screening of Nicaragua's fight against U.S. imperialism. fightbacknews.org Lincoln Heights, CA – On Sunday, November 7, the Immigration Committee of the Community Service Organization (Centro CSO) hosted a screening of The screening, at the Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, fell on the day of the Nicaraguan presidential elections, which resulted in the victory of leftist Daniel Ortega of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) with 75.96% of the vote. The country named these elections "Elecciones Soberanas 2021" (Sovereign Elections 2021) and invited int…

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-16). Extreme Temperatures from Climate Change Will Harm Workers. cepr.net Policies aimed at addressing the harms of climate change on labor must consider the economic impacts, such as decreased labor productivity and monetary economic losses, and the harms to workers' health.

_____ (2021-11-16). The Labor Upsurge Of The 1930s And '40s In The U.S. popularresistance.org Union growth tends to take place in huge waves. As the most astute analysts have noted, during normal times very little seems to happen. Then, often unexpectedly, enormous gains are made. To be sure, there is plenty that organizers can do during the quieter times, not only to make important, if seemingly small gains, but also to prepare for the massive gains that will come with the next upsurge. It is our belief that most workers want and all workers need and benefit from unions. But what holds back union growth during normal times?

WSWS (2021-11-16). Autumn strike wave pits workers against the corporatist trade unions. wsws.org The resurgence of the class struggle has clearly exposed the real character of the "unions," which are better described as labor syndicates—corporatist instruments of management and the state dedicated to the suppression of working-class opposition.

Staff (2021-11-16). NPR deletes 'race obsessed' tweet over Asian mayor's victory. rt.com NPR has apologized for "causing harm" with a tweet implying that newly-inaugurated Boston Mayor Michelle Wu's victory was "a disappointment" as she is not black. | Wu was sworn in as Boston's mayor on Tuesday, becoming the first woman and first non-white person to lead the city after an unbroken century of white, male mayors. Kim Janey, a black woman, had been filling in as mayor since Marty Walsh was appointed labor secretary by President Joe Biden in March. | For NPR, however, Wu's victory was apparently overshadowed by the fact that she defeated three black candidates along the way. "While many are hailing…

Medea Benjamin (2021-11-16). Cubans more excited about school reopening than regime change. nationofchange.org "The U.S. government misread Cuba when it decided to invest so heavily in trying to instigate insurrection. We Cubans want to improve our country & move forward, not back to the times when we were the friendly playground of U.S. capital, corruption & ambition."

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-16). PDVSA Guarantees Gas Supply Despite Fire at El Palito Refinery. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company PDVSA assured the public that El Palito Refinery would remain operational in order to guarantee the supply of combustible gas. This assurance came in the wake of a fire which broke out at the refinery. | PDVSA released a "El Palito Refinery will remain operational and will guarantee the supp…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-16). Meet the Terrorists Conspiring Against Venezuela's National Electoral Council. orinocotribune.com A few hours after the authorities thwarted the latest terrorist attack, which was planned by the far-right and targeted buildings belonging to the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Mariches, in the state of Miranda, it became clear who was behind the violent plot. | Once the Vice President of Citizen Security, Remigio Ceballos Ichaso, had formally denounced the attack, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela announced that it would request the extradition of William Ricardo Sánchez Ramos, otherwise known as "Antorcha" ["Torch"], identified as the intellectual author of the plot, and currently res…

KWORINOCO (2021-11-16). Gaddafi's Son to Run for President of Libya. orinocotribune.com Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya's overthrown former leader Muammar Gaddafi, registered himself this week as a candidate for the upcoming presidential elections planned for December 24. | The television channel Al Ahrar aired images of Saif in a building belonging to the Higher Election Commission in the southern city of Sabha, where he signed the necessary documents for his inscription. | In an interview with The New York Times published in July, Saif defended his father's legacy, suggested that it was time to return to the past, and hinted at his ambitions of becoming the leader of Libya. | "They raped the c…

KWORINOCO (2021-11-16). Venezuela's National Electoral Council Meets with Representatives from Carter Center. orinocotribune.com This Monday, the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tania D'Amelio, met with representatives from the Carter Center to discuss the upcoming mega-elections planned for November 21. D'Amelio released several statements on Twitter pertaining to the meeting. | The meeting was led by D'Amelio and other members of the CNE including Andrea Nelli, Salvador Romero, and Mercê Castells. | The Carter Center is one of the organizations that will oversee the elections and attest to the legitimacy of many aspects of the electoral procedure. However, the Carter Center will not be involved in recognizing the…

Staff (2021-11-16). Argentina's Legislative Elections: Alberto Fernández Loses Senate Majority — Results Not as Bad as Expected. orinocotribune.com With 98.98% of the votes counted, Argentina's right-wing opposition coalition Juntos por el Cambio leads the elections held on Sunday, November 14. The coalition obtained a majority in the Senate, according to ultra-conservative news outlet At press time, Juntos por el Cambio (Together for Change) has 42.18% of the national deputies, while the Frente de Todos (the Peronist and Kirchnerist coalition that supports current President Alberto Fernández) retains only 33.

Editor2 (2021-11-16). 'I am Lenin' — Remembering the Bolshevik Revolution from India. orinocotribune.com By Suryashekhar Biswas — Nov 8, 2021 | In 1917, the worker-peasant alliance in economically-backward Russia began the formation of the first state in the world that truly belonged to the hardworking masses. The Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin, displayed to the whole world that it was possible for ordinary people to achieve self-determination. With counter-revolutionaries, loyalists, monarchists and revivalists attempting to purge Russia from within and imperialists waging war from outside, the tale the first "Really Existing Socialism" began under circumstances of great challenge. Nonet…

Editor (2021-11-16). Defund the global climate wall. mronline.org To create a safer, more sustainable world, the United States needs to divert border money toward climate action.

Editor (2021-11-16). Opening this article voids warranty. mronline.org Repair, as an act of reclaiming technology, is ongoing in the Global North and South with complementary driving forces and problems.

Editor (2021-11-16). As we run out of time to save the planet, COP26 ends in 'utter betrayal'. mronline.org Following two weeks of negotiations, the UN climate summit COP26 concluded with the Glasgow Climate Pact.

_____ (2021-11-16). Why is the US Hyping Up the Threat of ISIS in Afghanistan? journal-neo.org To justify its interventionist actions in the Middle East, the United States, following the now cliched example, actively uses its alleged commitment to fighting against terrorism, focusing on countering such well-known terrorist formations as Al Qaeda and ISIS (both are banned in Russia). The same goes for the actions of the USA in Afghanistan. However, …

Adri Nieuwhof (2021-11-16). They are the criminals, we believe in justice. electronicintifada.net Head of rights group banned by Israel says EU must impose sanctions.

Amanda Mills (2021-11-16). New Jersey becomes eighth state to ban sale of cosmetics tested on animals. nationofchange.org "In the passage of this law, New Jersey has recognized overwhelming public opinion that animals should not suffer to test cosmetic products or ingredients."

Ann Brown (2021-11-16). The Black American Dossier On Powerful Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin. moguldom.com When the Democrats were trying to push through a more extensive infrastructure bill, they came up with a roadblock from one of their own — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. The most conservative Democrat in the Senate, Manchin is often at odds with policies and programs that will benefit Black Americans. A former …

Ann Brown (2021-11-16). Should Black America Be Concerned About Hyperinflation Taking Over In The US? moguldom.com If you've been grocery shopping or pumped gas, you already know inflation is here, but should Black America be worried about hyperinflation? Hyperinflation is a series of rapid, excessive, and out-of-control price increases that happens rarely in developed countries when the price of goods and services rises at an annual rate of 1,000 percent or …

Canadian Tire Fire (2021-11-16). Canadian Tire Fire #19: Fairy Creek/Ada'itsx Updates, Hamilton Encampment Defense, Atikamekw Chiefs Declare Logging Moratorium, Resistance to TMX. itsgoingdown.org photo: Fairy Creek Blockade It has been a busy week, as Indigenous led resistance to Trans Mountain Expansion, logging in Fairy Creek, and the Coastal GasLink pipeline all heated up. Meanwhile, the urgency of the climate crisis has become even more visible as major flooding and mudslides occur across BC. THREAD: @Gidimten people of the…

Colin Todhunter (2021-11-16). Saving Capitalism or Saving the Planet? dissidentvoice.org The UK government's Behavioural Insights Team helped to push the public towards accepting the COVID narrative, restrictions and lockdowns. It is now working on 'nudging' people towards further possible restrictions or at least big changes in their behaviour in the name of 'climate emergency'. From frequent news stories and advertisements to soap opera storylines and …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-16). 5 Top Factors Why Crypto Is Crashing: Biden's Infrastructure Bill Has New Brokerage Surveillance Requirement. moguldom.com Bitcoin, Ether, and most other top-10 crypto coins have seen selloffs in the last 24 hours with price drops ranging from 7-to-12-percent-plus as a myriad of factors weighs on the market. Bitcoin was trading almost 8 percent lower in the last 24 hours at $60,667, while Ether saw almost a 9.5 percent loss to $4,284 …

Editor2 (2021-11-16). "I am Lenin" — Remembering the Bolshevik Revolution from India. orinocotribune.com By Suryashekhar Biswas — Nov 8, 2021 | In 1917, the worker-peasant alliance in economically-backward Russia began the formation of the first state in the world that truly belonged to the hardworking masses. The Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin, displayed to the whole world that it was possible for ordinary people to achieve self-determination. With counter-revolutionaries, loyalists, monarchists and revivalists attempting to purge Russia from within and imperialists waging war from outside, the tale the first "Really Existing Socialism" began under circumstances of great challenge. Nonet…

Eric Vogt (2021-11-16). Neruda y la traición: una perspectiva contemporánea. peoplesworld.org El poeta chileno Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) recibió el Premio Nobel en Literatura en 1971 y, a partir de 1927, ocupó una serie de cargos diplomáticos. En 1945, recibió el Premio Nacional de Literatura y lo que nos interesa en este artículo, en el mismo año, siendo miembro del Partido Comunista de Chile (PCC), fue elegido …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-16). Sudan: Despite Increasing Repression, Trade Unions and Civil Society Rally Against Military Coup. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Sudanese protesters in Khartoum on November 13. Photo: Xinhua/Mohamed Khidir At least seven people have died so far in Khartoum State alone after protesters were fired upon by the military on Saturday. Protesters have rejected the new sovereignty council that was formed by the coup leader and army chief Abdelfattah al Burhan The…

It's Going Down (2021-11-16). This Is America #152: Sleydo' on Indigenous Resistance to Coastal Gaslink; Groypers Fail in NYC; #BlackburnTakeover Ends. itsgoingdown.org photo: @M_Tol Welcome, to This Is America, November 15th, 2021. On this episode, we feature an interview with Sleydo', spokesperson for the Gidimt'en Checkpoint about ongoing Indigenous resistance on Wet'suwet'en territory. We then switch to our discussion, where we attack the recent neoliberal hot takes around the last round of elections. All this and more,…

Jamshid Ahmadi (2021-11-16). German Left Party election loss lessons: 'Focus on social justice and peace'. peoplesworld.org The results of the parliamentary elections in Germany in late September surprised many observers and political commentators. Were these results unexpected by the left forces in Germany, and by Die Linke in particular? This drop is a brutal and bitter disappointment for the Left Party. Yet at the same time, the signs were there. The …

Joris Leverink (2021-11-16). Economic Update: Germany Shifts Left. roarmag.org On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on Biden's and the Democrats' fading tax reforms; the German and Austrian political shift to the left; Yale's sell-out to rich donors; how product shortages are often deliberate; wages for housework; and real US food inflation. | You can support this show on

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-16). UPenn Finance Professor Siegel Explains Why Fed Will Toughen Up On Inflation And That's Bad For The Stock Market. moguldom.com The Federal Reserve is likely to change its stance and get tough on inflation, tightening the monetary policy to reign in rising consumer prices that continue to exceed expectations, according to University of Pennsylvania Wharton School finance professor Jeremy Siegel. If the Fed adopts a hawkish stance, it will hurt stock investors who have enjoyed …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-16). Investor Ross Gerber: It's Time For SEC To Investigate Binance, Customers Locked Out Of Accounts. moguldom.com Ross Gerber, CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management, says Binance is being dishonest about why it blocks users from accessing their accounts and he wants the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to investigate and intervene to protect investors. Gerber's comments came after the platform recently halted withdrawals in a "temporary suspension" that …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-16). Poll shows 74% of voters OK strikes for higher pay, benefits. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —Some 74% of 1,294 likely voters, including 60% of Republicans, either approve or strongly approve of workers forced to strike for higher pay and better benefits, a poll the AFL-CIO released late last month said. The Data for Progress survey cited the recent forced strikes by United Auto Workers members against John Deere and …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-16). Poor People's Campaign warns of moral crisis facing U.S. peoplesworld.org

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-16). Native Americans Need to Be Included in Annual Census Reports on Income and Poverty. cepr.net The Census Bureau should report income and poverty data for Native Americans in its annual reports on income and poverty starting in September 2022.

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-16). The New Inflation Scare Is the Dumbest Thing Since Voodoo Economics. cepr.net Elites are sounding the alarm over threats of inflation in order to block Biden's social spending plan. We shouldn't fall for it.

Morning Star (2021-11-16). Cuban president joins 'Red Scarves' students protesting U.S. destabilization effort. peoplesworld.org Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel donned a red shirt and matching scarf Monday as he visited a sit-in against the U.S. blockade in Havana's Central Park. The "Red Scarves" movement sprang up among university students in response to U.S. efforts to exploit protests over the summer to ratchet up counter-revolutionary activity in Cuba. Around 70 students …

New Atlas (2021-11-16). CONFIRMED: Reuters Caught Posting Fake Pictures of US-backed Thai Protesters. newatlas.report November 16, 2021 (The New Atlas) — Reuters has been caught publishing photos depicting Thai protests that are confirmed to have been staged. On Sunday November 14, 2021 after a pivotal Thai Constitutional Court ruling found US-backed protest leaders were pursuing a campaign of sedition rather than reform, a "large" protest was called. The protest …

Olivia Rosane (2021-11-16). Biden admin set to proceed with largest offshore oil & gas lease sale in U.S. history. nationofchange.org The administration says it was forced to go ahead with the sale by a court decision, while environmental activists argue it could have done more to fight back.

Olivia Rosane (2021-11-16). Wildfires may be spewing three times more soot into Arctic than previously thought. peoplesworld.org The Arctic is warming three times faster than the global average, and new research finds that wildfires further south may be contributing. How? Soot, or black carbon, from wildfires can enter the atmosphere and travel long distances, reaching the Arctic where it can encourage ice melt, Insider explained. Now, new research published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Thursday found that …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-16). 451 Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians since early 2020, says new B'Tselem report. peoplesdispatch.org The Israeli human rights group said that these settler attacks are used as a "major informal tool" by the state of Israel to displace Palestinians in order to confiscate and annex their lands…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-16). CODESA criticizes UN for lack of concrete measures to conduct referendum in Western Sahara. peoplesdispatch.org The UNSC recently extended the mandate of the UN mission in Western Sahara for one more year, without taking any concrete measures to force Morocco to conduct a referendum in the territory…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-11-16). The People vs. COP26: Time for Politicians, Billionaires to Listen. dissidentvoice.org Of all the speeches and political grandstanding at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), the words of Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, were the most profound and least hypocritical. Lopez Obrador raged against the "technocrats and neoliberals" — world leaders who hold the future of humanity in their hands. This was …

Robert Hunziker (2021-11-16). The Woody Biomass Blunder. dissidentvoice.org One of the most controversial fixes for global warming is the use of woody biomass, cutting trees, burning trees to achieve "carbon neutral" status in the worldwide battle to conquer climate change/global warming. The term carbon neutral (which is not the same as zero carbon and not a scientific term) when used to distinguish a …

Tamara Nassar (2021-11-16). Israeli forces kill 26-year-old Palestinian. electronicintifada.net No Israeli troops were injured when a man was fatally shot.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-16). Ruling Frente de Todos alliance remains the largest political force in Argentine parliament. peoplesdispatch.org The ruling Frente de Todos alliance, led by president Alberto Fernández and vice-president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, lost the majority in the Senate, but remains the largest political force in the country's parliament…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-16). Despite increasing repression, Sudanese trade unions and civil society rally against military coup. peoplesdispatch.org At least seven people have died so far in Khartoum State alone after protesters were fired upon by the military on Saturday. Protesters have rejected the new sovereignty council that was formed by the coup leader and army chief Abdelfattah al Burhan…

_____ (2021-11-16). Israeli Officials Are Barring Thousands Of Palestinian Farmers From Their Land. popularresistance.org According to a new report from Israeli human rights organization HaMoked, the Israeli military is increasingly restricting Palestinian farmers' access to the Seam Zone. HaMoked's Freedom of Information request filed to the Jerusalem District Court found only 27% of farmers' permit requests to enter the area were approved by the military in 2020, while 73% were denied — leaving tens of thousands of Palestinians unable to reach their land. Israel has previously stated that security is the only reason to deny Palestinians access to the Seam Zone, but the data shows fewer than 1% of permits were denied on secur…

_____ (2021-11-16). AOC & Pelosi's Hilarious Climate Statements. popularresistance.org Lee Camp argues that AOC and Nancy Pelosi need to dive deeper, and disputes their claim that the United States is leading the world in climate action. America and other countries have not abided by any of the promises they gave at previous global climate summits while the planet heats up as predicted. By 2030, most people will not be talking about what happened in 2021, because current "leaders" will not be in office when that time rolls around and there will have been many more summits since then. Even though Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that "America is back" and a leader of climate action,…

_____ (2021-11-16). Militant Solidarity With Cuba On Display In 80+ Cities Worldwide. popularresistance.org Solidarity movements with Cuba, political parties, social groups, and Cuban emigrants in other countries celebrated on Monday the restart of the school year on the island, its economic-productive revival, and the Cuban people's determination to defend their Revolution against destabilizing attempts plotted from the United States. Cuban President, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, said through Twitter that "solidarity actions in more than 80 cities support the will of the Cuban people to build their own future."

_____ (2021-11-16). BAP Condemns U.S. Sponsorship Of Reactionary Anti-Government Protests Against Cuba. popularresistance.org The US government continues to amplify its war on the Cuban people through political, economic, and media efforts. In their own words, the US State Department has announced its role in organizing reactionary protests in Cuba, scheduled for November 15 as a continuation of the #SOSCuba campaign that began in July. The US has also preemptively threatened to place even more sanctions on Cuba if it deems that the Cuban government has interfered with the protests. As we know, sanctions kill, and while these will be framed as supporting human rights, the 60+-year long blockade and recent Trump and Biden administration…

_____ (2021-11-16). China's Sponge Cities Are A 'Revolutionary Rethink' To Prevent Flooding. popularresistance.org A 'sponge city' is a nature-based solution which uses the landscape to retain water at its source, slow down water flow and clean it throughout the process. The focus is to retain rainwater in urban areas by waterproofing the paved floor so that part of it evaporates and the rest is gradually drained. As well as proofing the roads and pavements, more trees are planted and smart buildings are constructed to adapt to the city's sponge. This means roofs are covered in grass for greater absorption of water and buildings are also painted in light colours to reflect more heat instead of absorbing it.

_____ (2021-11-16). COP26 Negotiators Do Little To Cut Emissions, But Allow Oil And Gas Executives To Rest Easy. popularresistance.org Many climate advocates and vulnerable nations entered this year's conference hoping to address an enduring failure of the Paris Agreement, which said nothing about fossil fuels. But a draft agreement released on Saturday included only one reference, calling on parties to accelerate phasing out "unabated" coal consumption and "inefficient" subsidies for fossil fuels more broadly. Explicit references to oil and gas were absent.

Moderator (2021-11-16). Review: 'Above the Fold' a 'Shockingly Powerful' Exploration of Robert Scheer's Career. scheerpost.com Executive produced by legendary actor and activist Mike Farrell, "Robert Scheer — Above the Fold" is a feature-length documentary film about our editor, and we are proud to promote it! | The film underscores his unrelenting quest for the truth in any story he reports and charts the shifts in journalistic practice and platforms and explores journalism history such as how Ramparts Magazine influenced Martin Luther King Jr.'s opposition to the Vietnam War, the origins of the famous Playboy Magazine "Lust in my Heart" interview with Jimmy Carter, or how Scheer continually managed to directly challenge billio…

Bharat Dogra (2021-11-16). Linking Climate Change Agenda to Sustainable Livelihoods for Small Farmers & Workers Is the Way Forward In the Global South. towardfreedom.org The concerns of the poorer and vulnerable sections of the Global South have been the least heard in negotiations at COP26. Yet, climate innovations can come from small farmers, if they are included in the process.

Davin Rosborough (2021-11-16). Alabama's New Electoral Lines are Racially Gerrymandered — Here's Why. aclu.org The state of Alabama recently adopted new congressional and state legislative districts as the result of its once-in-a-decade redistricting process. These new maps are unconstitutional and grossly gerrymandered in a way that harms Black Alabamians, communities of color, and all Alabamians who care about fair representation. That's why the ACLU and our partners filed two federal lawsuits today challenging Alabama's newly drawn state legislative and congressional districts. | Racial gerrymandering occurs when a state uses race as the primary factor in drawing district lines in a way not closely tied to complying…

Yves Engler (2021-11-16). Canadian Forces promote militarism in the classroom. dissidentvoice.org A friend in Montreal, whose partner is a teacher, recently messaged me: My wife, who sat through the Grade 4 virtual Remembrance Day activity organized by the school board described what it was like: The students watched two soldiers walk around a military base giving a tour. This included tanks. … A student asked if …

Staff (2021-11-16). Activist says he's got '1,000 soldiers locked and loaded' to defend CRT. rt.com An African-American activist defending critical race theory at a Texas school board meeting said he has "thousand soldiers" who are "locked and loaded" on standby, but insists it's a sports term and not a threat. | Video of a meeting of the Fort Worth Independent School District board shows Malikk Austin arguing that he fights for "critical race theory equity" for the sake of his children, and that he's got "over 1,000 soldiers ready to go." | pic.twitter.com/VmqNaQQh10— Carlos Turcios (@Carlos__Turcios) Nove…

Anonymous765 (2021-11-16). EU Slaps On More Sanctions As Migrants Keep Coming. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | MONERO (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzg…

WSWS (2021-11-16). Sri Lankan finance minister's budget proposals deepen social attacks. wsws.org The budget proposals are a major assault on workers and the poor, with wages frozen amid rising inflation and shortages of essentials, and a full-scale attack on social services and public sector workers jobs and conditions.

WSWS (2021-11-16). Biden infrastructure bill targets China. wsws.org While Biden signed the bill at a ceremony dominated by union officials, his top aides were emphasizing the anti-China thrust of any effort to rebuild ports, roads and airfields.

_____ (2021-11-16). U.S. Coverup of Syria Massacre Shows the Danger of the Assange Precedent. strategic-culture.org By Caitlin JOHNSTONE | investigative report on a US military coverup of a 2019 massacre in Baghuz, Syria which killed scores of civilians. This would be The report contains many significant revelations, including that the US military has been grossly

Staff (2021-11-16). US-based firm offers trans employees pay for sex change & new clothes. rt.com American software company Salesforce has introduced a $40,000 financial package for its transgender employees around the world, including money for sex change operations and hundreds of dollars for new clothes. | Salesforce will provide its package for employees globally after previously launching it in the United States and Canada. Transgender staff will be able to take four weeks of paid leave and receive $40,000 to pay for sex change surgery, hair transplants, hormone replacement, and legal fees, and will even receive a budget of up to $500 for new clothes "to help them look and feel their best" — one…

Staff (2021-11-16). "Hell on Earth": Millions of Afghans Face Starvation as U.S. & West Freeze Billions in Gov't Funds. democracynow.org Humanitarian and economic conditions are rapidly deteriorating in Afghanistan, where the U.N. estimates that more than half of the population suffers from acute hunger. The country has fallen into an economic crisis after the U.S. and other Western countries cut off direct financial assistance to the government following the Taliban takeover in August. Taliban leaders are also unable to access billions of dollars in Afghan national reserves that are held in banks overseas. "Forty million civilians were left behind when the NATO countries went for the door in August," says Jan Egeland, secretary general of the Nor…

Desmond D'Sa (2021-11-16). Glasgow's 'Conference of the Polluters' again confirms that global arson needs local fire extinguishers. zcomm.org 'COP26 is a performance. It is an illusion constructed to save the capitalist economy rooted in resource extraction and colonialism.'

Michael T. Hertz (2021-11-16). The carbon capture plants that COP26 didn't discuss. nationofchange.org The time has come to stop viewing these plants with a blind eye and start to use them in an effective way.

Isaac Nellist (2021-11-16). Rents skyrocket as housing bubble locks people out. greenleft.org.au Home ownership is not an option for many, especially as median house prices are now close to $1 million. Isaac Nellist reports.

Jake Johnson (2021-11-16). Concerning New Covid Variant Spotlights Dangers of Vaccine Apartheid. zcomm.org "This variant exemplifies that if you leave some of the world's population without access to vaccines, then the virus will continue to multiply and it will lead to more variants."

Global Research News (2021-11-16). Selected Articles: New Zealand Tells Schools to Phone the Police if Unvaccinated Staff Show Up. globalresearch.ca By Any staff member who hasn't had the COVID vaccine by November 15th who tries to enter school grounds will …

Editor2 (2021-11-16). Why is the US fueling the November 15 Cuba protests? orinocotribune.com By Rosa Miriam Elizalde — Nov 13, 2021 | Cuban journalist Rosa Miriam Elizalde discusses the US-backed counter-revolutionary protests planned for November 15 | On September 20, letters began to arrive at eight Cuban municipal or provincial government headquarters announcing the

WSWS (2021-11-16). The 1986—1987 Deere strike and lockout: Lessons from an earlier UAW betrayal. wsws.org In the strike-turned-lockout, Deere workers showed enormous determination to defend their jobs and living standards, while the UAW did everything to undermine and sabotage their fight.

teleSUR (2021-11-16). Venezuela: Five Days Ahead To Subnational Elections. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, over 20 million Venezuelans will go to the polls to elect 23 governors, 335 mayors, 253 state legislators, and 2,471 councilors for the 2021-2025 term. | RELATED: | "Due to its complexity, this mega-election implies an organizational challenge, but everything is ready," National Electoral Council (CNE) President Pedro Calzadilla assured, recalling that 37 national organizations and 43 regional organizations registere…

WSWS (2021-11-16). African National Congress suffers electoral collapse, as its rotten record is underscored by the death of de Klerk. wsws.org The collapse in popular support for the ANC is only the end product of its failure to advance the social interests of the millions of black workers who looked to it for leadership and an end to the grotesque inequalities that characterized white minority rule under apartheid.

teleSUR (2021-11-16). Panama: Ex President Martinelli's Son Is Extradited to the US. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Luis Martinelli Linares, the son of Panama's former President Ricardo Martinelli, was extradited from Guatemala to the United States to be prosecuted for his involvement with a money-laundering scheme linked to the construction company Odebrecht. | Related | The U.S. Department of Justice alleges the Martinellis were intermediaries for the payment of US$28 million in bribes from Odebrecht to high-ranking Panaman…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-16). Military Situation In Syria On November 16, 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 16, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in al-Barah village; | On November 16, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Maarat Naasan village; | On November 15, intra clashes between the Turkish-backed militants were reported in the town of Ras…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-16). Republican Senators Want To Increase Sanctions Against Nord Stream 2 Pipeline. southfront.org Illustrative ImageBiden could be accused of cooperating with Russia if he refuses to approve the bill or face frictions with Europe if he supports it. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | After announcing an alleviation of sanctions, Washington's "carte blanche" to Nord Stream 2 may be close to being reversed. Recently, the Republicans amended next year's defense bill, extending coercive measures against the pipeline. If Biden appro…

Friends of the Earth (2021-11-16). COP26: Rich nations kick the can down the road. greenleft.org.au The climate science says we are running out of time to avoid climate catastrophe but, as Friends of the Earth says, this COP26 did not deliver what was needed.

Moderator (2021-11-16). Lee Camp: AOC & Pelosi's Hilarious Climate Statements. scheerpost.com Lee Camp argues that AOC and Nancy Pelosi need to dive deeper, and disputes their claim that the United States is leading the world in climate action. | America and other countries have not abided by any of the promises they gave at previous global climate summits while the planet heats up as predicted. By 2030, most people will not be talking about what happened in 2021, because current "leaders" will not be in office when that time rolls around and there will have been many more summits since then. Even though Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that "America is back" and a leader of climate action, | Lee Cam…

Staff (2021-11-16). More states sue Biden's White House over Covid-19 vaccine mandate. rt.com A dozen states have filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden's Covid-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, arguing the administration is trying to "federalize public health policy." | Plaintiffs in the lawsuit, filed this week, include attorney generals for the states of Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia. | The lawsuit blasts the Biden administration for "playing statutory shell games with the courts" and "straining to justify an unjustifiable and unprecedented attempt to federalize public health policy and diminish the sovereign States' const…

Michael Hudson (2021-11-16). Michael Hudson — 'Life and Thought'. mronline.org Professor Hudson talked about his formative years, and his turn to economics from music as he found his mentor Terence McCarthy's speech about economics beautiful and asethetic.

Staff (2021-11-16). Alex Jones loses final lawsuit on Sandy Hook massacre. rt.com Conspiracy pundit Alex Jones was ruled liable by default in a civil lawsuit filed in Connecticut by families of Sandy Hook massacre victims. Jones failed to provide documents related to his business. | The Monday ruling builds up on a previous decision by a Texas court, which last month likewise found Jones liable by default. In both matters, Jones stonewalled court discovery, defying court orders to provide relevant materials. | Families of 10 victims, two in Texas and eight in Connecticut, seek damages from the popular conservative host, who claimed that the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut was sta…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-16). London pollution has improved with evidence for small initial ULEZ effect: study. imperial.ac.uk London's ULEZ reduced the city's nitrogen dioxide levels by a few per cent during the first few weeks of its implementation.

WSWS (2021-11-16). Prosecutors shield police who killed eight-year-old Fanta Bility in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania. wsws.org Prosecutors are shielding police officers involved in two separate killings in different parts of the state. Bility, was shot and killed by police at a football game outside Philadelphia in August and a 54-year-old homeless man was brutalized and killed by Pittsburgh police in October.

F. William Engdahl (2021-11-16). "The Great Reset" Is Here: Follow the Money. "Insane Lockdown" of the Global Economy, "The Green Agenda" globalresearch.ca The top-down reorganization of the world economy by a technocratic cabal led by the group around the Davos World Economic Forum— the so-called Great Reset or UN Agenda 2030— is no future proposal. It is well into actualization as the world remains in insane lockdown for a virus…

_____ (2021-11-16). Australia Refuses to Reveal Additional Proof of Its Role in Chile's CIA-Backed Coup. strategic-culture.org Almost 50 years have passed since Pinochet took power, so what exactly is Australia afraid of? | The U.S. has declassified thousands of documents relating to its involvement in the ousting of Chile's socialist President Salvador Allende and the installing of dictator Augusto Pinochet. Australia, on the other hand, continues to guard its classified documents on the pretext of security, drawing a discrepancy between its purported democratic principles and obstructing the public's right to knowledge. As a country which welcomed Chileans fleeing the horrors of Pinochet's brutal dictatorship, as well as harbouring Chi…

WSWS (2021-11-16). Video: No new anti-socialist laws! Defend the SGP! wsws.org The deputy chairman of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP, Socialist Equality Party), Christoph Vandreier, speaks about the importance of the lawsuit against the surveillance of the party by the German secret service.

Staff (2021-11-16). Mandatario mexicano ratifica su rechazo al bloqueo de Estados Unidos a Cuba. cubadebate.cu El presidente de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) expresó este lunes su respaldo al pueblo cubano y reiteró su rechazo al ilegal bloqueo económico, financiero y comercial impuesto por Estados Unidos contra la isla. "Estoy en contra del bloqueo, creo que es inhumano. Nadie tiene derecho de asfixiar a un pueblo (…) eso es vil, canallesco", declaró.

WSWS (2021-11-16). Teachers and parents respond powerfully to Committee for Public Education public meeting in Australia. wsws.org The engaged reaction of participants highlighted the deep political gulf between teachers, students and parents, and the murderous official "live with the virus" agenda that has bipartisan and union support.

Susan Price (2021-11-16). Climate Apartheid: Border walls and the fight for climate justice. greenleft.org.au The biggest global emitters of greenhouse gases spend an average of 2.3 times as much on arming their borders as on climate finance, according to a new report, writes Susan Price.

Sam Pizzigati (2021-11-16). Democrats Are Losing Normal Voters of All Races. zcomm.org Democrats fear they are losing white swing voters over racial politics. Three studies suggest that the party's elite culture may be the real problem…

Aaron Maté (2021-11-16). Syria's My Lai? US Massacred 70 Civilians and Covered it up. orinocotribune.com By Aaron Maté — Nov 14, 2021 | After killing dozens of Syrian civilians in a 2019 bombing, the US military exonerated itself and concealed evidence. It's the latest scandal for a shadowy US war in Syria that has evaded oversight. | The On March 18, 2019, amid a battle with Islamic State fighters, the US Air Force bombed a crowd of civilians taking shelter near the town of Baghuz, Syria, killing a rep…

WSWS (2021-11-16). Trump co-conspirator Bannon surrenders to FBI, threatens another coup. wsws.org After turning himself in on contempt of Congress charges, the former White House adviser threatened to "take down the Biden regime."

Pip Hinman (2021-11-16). Academic: Forced council mergers have led to higher costs. greenleft.org.au New research from Professor Joseph Drew shows conclusively that the forcibly merged councils in New South Wales have not made the promised savings. Pip Hinman reports.

WSWS (2021-11-16). Russian state prosecutors try to shut down the leading institution for research into the Great Terror. wsws.org The assault on Memorial, should it be successful, would have chilling consequences. Anyone doing historical research into the crimes of Stalinism and the history of the socialist movement will have to fear immediate state reprisals.

teleSUR (2021-11-16). Mexico's President AMLO Slams US Sanctions Against Cuba. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) decried the U.S.-led economic blockade against Cuba. | RELATED: | "I think that Cuba should not be isolated, politically speaking. You shouldn't strangle Cubans for deciding to stay in Cuba," Lopez Obrador said, referring to the sanctions the United States has imposed on the island for over half a century. | "I am against the blockade, I think it…

Ed Yong (2021-11-16). How Public Health Took Part in Its Own Downfall. zcomm.org The field's future lies in reclaiming parts of its past that it willingly abandoned…

teleSUR (2021-11-16). Russia Did Not Endanger Space Station With Missile Test: Lavrov. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected accusations that his country endangered astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) by creating over 1,500 pieces of space junk after conducting military tests with an anti-satellite missile. | RELATED: | The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the destruction of a satellite launched in 1982 and emphasized that "the U.S. knows for certain that the resulting f…

Staff (2021-11-16). Mayor charged with multiple counts of posting revenge porn. rt.com The mayor of a city in Maryland has been charged with 50 counts of distributing revenge porn after he allegedly posted intimate photos of a previous romantic partner with humiliating captions on Reddit. | Cambridge Mayor Andrew Bradshaw, 32, was arrested on Monday and charged with distributing the photos on multiple pornographic Reddit forums, or 'subreddits', without consent. If found guilty, Bradshaw could receive two years in prison and a $250,000 fine. | According to the

John Feffer (2021-11-16). European Green Deal: Step Forward, Backward, or Sideways? zcomm.org Europe is ahead of much of the world in combining decarbonization with an equitable shift to clean energy. And it's still not enough…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-16). Military Situation In Afghanistan On November 16, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 15, the Taliban conducted a security operation against the ISIS slipper cells in the city of Kandahar. Eight ISIS suspects reportedly were arrested; | On November 15, ISIS attacked a Taliban vehicle with a sticky bomb in the Kuta Sangi area of Kabul city. Two people reportedly were wounded; | On November 15, ISIS claimed responsibility for the assassination of an alleged Taliban intelligence agent in District 4 of Jalalabad city; | On November 15,…

Anonymous765 (2021-11-16). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — November 16, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

WSWS (2021-11-16). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org The National Private Education Workers Syndicate (SINTEP) of Uruguay has voted in favor of a 24-hour strike over salaries, while Catholic elementary teachers in Toronto, Canada are continuing a work-to-rule action over stalled contract talks.

WSWS (2021-11-16). Howard University students announce agreement to end campus occupation. wsws.org The administration has refused to reveal the contents of the agreement that has ended the protest against unsanitary dorms at the historically black college in Washington D.C.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-16). "Occupied territories," Caucasus: U.S. Special Operations Forces in Europe commander meets Georgian defense, military chiefs. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Secretary of Defense hosted the Commander of the US Special Operations Forces in Europe The Commander of the US Special Operations Forces is paying a first working visit to Georgia. The Minister of Defense of Georgia hosted Major-General David Tabor…. Major General David Tabor's [followed up on?> US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin['s] visit to …

teleSUR (2021-11-16). Chile: Presidential Candidates Debate Their Policy Proposals. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Chilean presidential candidates Gabriel Boric, Jose Kast, Yasna Provoste, Sebastian Sichel, Marco Enriquez-Ominami, and Eduardo Artes discussed their government proposals in the last presidential debate ahead of the Nov. 21 elections. | RELATED: | They harshly criticized far-right politician Kast's proposals, which comprised repealing the law that allows abortion, merging the Women Ministry with another institution,…

Katie Miernicki (2021-11-16). Vaccine capitalism: Moderna takes public money, demands private profit. liberationnews.org Despite the ongoing need for emergency action to address the pandemic, pharmaceutical giant Moderna is focused on asserting its property rights over the COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna would like to take full credit — and profit — for the vaccine's invention.

teleSUR (2021-11-16). Chilean Senate to Decide the Fate of President Piñera Today. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the Chilean Senate began the final hearing in the impeachment procedure of President Sebastian Piñera for his involvement in the Dominga mining company deal, which was denounced by the Pandora Papers. | Related | Once the Lower House approved the impeachment on Nov. 9, the Senate will analyze whether to remove Piñera and prohibit him from holding public office for 5 years. Its final decision is expected to be made a…

Ian Angus (2021-11-16). Ecosocialist Bookshelf, November. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents five new books for reds and greens.

WSWS (2021-11-16). Canada heads toward deadly winter surge of COVID-19. wsws.org Every Canadian province and territory is either in the midst of a deadly upsurge of COVID-19 or teetering precariously on the brink of one.

WSWS (2021-11-16). Australian big business and anti-lockdown movement unite against state government's pandemic bill. wsws.org The hysterical campaign is directed against any, even minimal, public health measures, amid the profit-driven reopening of the economy.

WSWS (2021-11-16). New neo-Nazi weapons cache discovered in Austria. wsws.org The third such weapons cache found within a year underlines the extent of far-right terrorist activities in the Alpine Republic.

WSWS (2021-11-16). The Deere strike is in danger! wsws.org The Deere Strike Rank-and-File Solidarity Committee calls on all working people to come to the defense of the strike by 10,000 John Deere workers, which the United Auto Workers union is seeking to shut down and betray.

Staff (2021-11-16). 'Dossier' on anti-mask parents ends badly for teacher. rt.com A school board president in Arizona, accused of maintaining a secret online dossier containing personal information about parents, has been voted out by board members after refusing to resign. | On Monday, the Scottsdale Unified School district (SUSD) governing board voted 4-1 in favor of booting Jann-Michael Greenburg out as school board president. Greenburg himself was the only member objecting to his removal. | Read more | | "It is important to me that each member of our SUSD community is heard. This inp…

Staff (2021-11-16). Republican Liz Cheney disowned by own party in home state. rt.com The Wyoming Republican Party voted to stop recognizing Congresswoman Liz Cheney as a Republican in response to her criticism of former President Donald Trump, which included voting for his impeachment. | Wyoming's Republican Central Committee voted 31-29 in favor of no longer recognizing Cheney as a Republican on Saturday. | Newsweek

WSWS (2021-11-16). Video: Capitalism, the climate-change catastrophe and the fight against Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org IYSSE members explain that the environmental crisis is a product of the capitalist system, and its subordination of all aspects of life to the profit interests of a tiny corporate elite.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-16). "Extremely serious consequences for Russia": France, Germany condemn Russia over Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Berlin and Paris warn Moscow about consequences of aggression against Ukraine "Against the backdrop of renewed concerns about Russian movements of troops and hardware near Ukraine, we call on Russia to adopt a posture of restraint and provide transparent information about its military activities. Any new attempt to undermine Ukraine's territorial integrity would have serious …

Staff (2021-11-16). No Times Square NYE celebration for unvaccinated. rt.com Those planning on celebrating New York City's iconic New Year's Eve party in Times Square will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid or provide proof of a negative test to join in on the festivities. | Mayor Bill De Blasio announced on Tuesday that crowds will be allowed back into Times Square this year to ring in 2022 — but there will be strict Covid-19 vaccination guidelines in place. | De Blasio said the city wants to invite "hundreds of thousands of folks," as long as each one is inoculated against Covid-19. | "Join the crowd, join the joy, join a historic moment as New York City provides further…

Staff (2021-11-16). Democrat Texas representative defects to Republicans over defunding of police, border crisis. rt.com Texas state Representative Ryan Guillen announced his defection from the Democratic Party to the Republicans this week, citing his opposition to Democrat policies on the southern border and defunding the police. | Guillen He added that the values of the Democrats sitting in the capital were not the values…

WSWS (2021-11-16). IATSE declares contract ratified, even though majority voted against it. wsws.org The actions of the "union" demonstrate the pressing need for film and television workers to form independent rank-and-file committees that democratically represent their interests.

teleSUR (2021-11-16). Argentina Expects To Start Servicing The IMF Debt From 2026. telesurenglish.net Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez announced the preparation of the "Multi-year Economic Program for Sustainable Development" (MEPSD) bill, a fiscal policy instrument that will include new payment conditions for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans contracted by President Mauricio Macri (2015 -2019). | Related | "The program contemplates the results of the negotiations between our government and the IMF, which…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-16). USAID's Attempts To Challenge Russia With $20 Million Grant To Georgia Will Achieve Little. southfront.org Illustrative ImageDespite the grant being unlikely to achieve much, it demonstrates the US' intentions to continue pushing Georgia away from Moscow. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to allocate millions of dollars to Tbilisi again, this time for the deep integration of ethnic and religious minorities into mainstream Georgian society. According to USAID's announcement, the new $20 million grant is about supporting the integra…

Gideon Polya (2021-11-16). COP26: Australia world's worst for climate policy. greenleft.org.au COP26 identified the worst polluter culprits, ranking Australia worst in the world for climate policy. Gideon Polya looks at why.

Editor (2021-11-16). Díaz-Canel joins Red Bandana sit-in. mronline.org Yesterday, November 14, around noon, President Miguel Díaz-Canel arrived at Havana's Central Park to join the sit-in organized by the Red Bandana collective, an initiative of social network activists, members of Cuban civil society organizations, and promoters of community projects.

_____ (2021-11-16). Will the Military Industrial Complex Permit Good Relations Between the U.S. and China? strategic-culture.org The world would benefit enormously if Joe Biden terminated its ascent by coming to terms with China and Russia, Brian Cloughley writes. | At the recent semi-successful United Nations COP26 conference on climate change there was an unexpected revelation that the U.S. and China had

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (2021-11-16). "Blackness Itself Is the Crime" zcomm.org Interview on racism in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial…

Jonathan Cook (2021-11-16). Elites buy us off with trivial protections while they raid the common wealth. dissidentvoice.org In these posts I try to highlight how our social, cultural and political structures are rigged to reflect the interests of an economic elite and maintain their power. Because the forces that shape those structures are largely invisible — we mainly notice the people and buildings inside these structures — the way power operates can …

WSWS (2021-11-16). Bond market turmoil as Wall Street speculation reaches new heights. wsws.org With the Fed's assurances that inflation is "transitory" having been blown out of the water, growing signs of instability continue in the $22 trillion US Treasury market that forms the basis of the global financial system.

teleSUR (2021-11-16). US Entangled In COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Dispute. telesurenglish.net As the cold days set in, the United States is again seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases, though deaths and hospitalizations trend lower, while the federal government's vaccine mandate consistently faces legal challenges and resistance. | RELATED: | The seven-day average of confirmed cases of the pandemic stood at 80,885 nationwide on Sunday, with its 14-day change striking an 11-percent rise. COVID-19-related deaths were 1,13…

Extinction Rebellion (2021-11-16). The End of The World As We Know It. zcomm.org After all the fanfare, COP26 has failed. Not one of the G20 nations, the richest and most culpable for this crisis, will cut emissions to keep global heating even close to 1.5C…

Staff (2021-11-16). Trump claims 'clown' ex-staffer lied about 2020 election. rt.com Donald Trump has blasted his former White House communications director Alyssa Farah as a "clown" and "backbencher" after she claimed the former president had at first privately admitted to having lost the 2020 election. | In a

WSWS (2021-11-16). A comparative analysis of COVID-19 and the flu highlights the immense dangers of the pandemic. wsws.org The facile equation of COVID and the flu made by right-wing politicians are lies on both sides of the comparison. The flu is nothing to trifle with, but COVID is infinitely worse, a brutal killer with incalculable consequences even for those who survive its initial ravages.

teleSUR (2021-11-16). Suicide Bomb Blasts Leave 6 Dead and 33 Injured In Uganda. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, six people including three suicide bombers were killed and 33 others injured in twin bomb blasts in the Ugandan capital Kampala. | RELATED: | The suicide bombers detonated themselves at a checkpoint at the Central Police Station and on the parliamentary avenue. The injured were rushed to Mulago National Referral Hospital while counter-terrorism response teams managed to pursue a fourth suicide bomb attacker.

Staff (2021-11-16). China's Xi outlines vision for relations with US in 1st virtual sit-down with Biden. rt.com Chinese President Xi Jinping urged for closer ties and improved cooperation with the United States during his first formal meeting with President Joe Biden, but said that any change in relations must be based on mutual respect. | The two leaders sat down for virtual talks on Monday to discuss a range of issues, with both Xi and Biden opening the meeting on a cordial note. Calling his US counterpart an "old friend," Xi argued that a "healthy and stable" relationship is needed to address global challenges like the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change, noting that he would like to steer US-China ties in a "positi…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-16). Blinken extends condemnation of Russia into space, calls on allies to confront Moscow. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Blinken: Russia's alleged anti-satellite missile test imperils space exploration US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Russia's alleged test of an anti-satellite missile will obstruct the exploration of outer space for all nations, according to a statement from the US Department of State. According to Blinken: "On November 15, 2021, the Russian Federation recklessly …

WSWS (2021-11-16). Astroworld festival disaster: 9-year-old dies as logs reveal negligence by police, organizers. wsws.org The crush, which took place during the performance of rappers Travis Scott and Drake on November 5, also killed nine other men, women and children, ages 14 to 27.

WSWS (2021-11-16). Leaked "Operation Rampdown" document insists nothing will be done to stop spread of COVID in UK. wsws.org The Mail on Sunday 's exclusive featured a picture of a face mask being burnt and commented that the plans "will be hailed by business owners".

Pip Hinman (2021-11-16). New research shows forced council mergers led to higher costs. greenleft.org.au New research from Professor Joseph Drew shows conclusively that the forcibly merged councils in New South Wales have not made the promised savings. Pip Hinman reports.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

teleSUR (2021-11-15). Belarus Tells EU About Measures To Curb Refugee Flow. telesurenglish.net Belarus Foreign Affairs Minister Vladimir Makei told the European Union (EU) that his country would try to reduce the migrant flows from Asia, Africa and the Middle East to the EU. | RELATED: | He made the remarks in a telephone conversation with Josep Borrell, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Both sides confirmed their intention to end the migration crisis in an early date. | The EU…

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 …

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). 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. …

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 signed the first part of his big-ticket program, the five-year $1.2 trillion "hard infrastructure" bill …

_____ (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). TPLF's War On Ethiopian Government Is A US-EU Backed Ploy. 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.

teleSUR (2021-11-15). Alex Saab Pleads Not Guilty Before Miami Federal Court. telesurenglish.net During an arraignment hearing held in Miami federal court on Monday, the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab pleaded not guilty to a money laundering charge. Through this politically motivated accusation, the U.S. seeks to punish him for helping the Venezuelan government counteract the impact of unilateral economic sanctions. | RELATED: | "I will face the judicial process with full dignity. I did not commit any crime and…

_____ (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). 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). Wealthy Liberal Arts Colleges Are Exploiting International Students. 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.

teleSUR (2021-11-15). Costa Rica: Five Mayors Were Detained on Corruption Charges. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) detained San Jose Mayor Johny Araya, Cartago Mayor Mario Redondo, San Carlos Mayor Alfredo Cordoba, Alajuela Mayor Humberto Soto, and Osa Mayor Alberto Cole for their alleged involvement in the "Diamond" corruption case. | Related | The Prosecutor's Office is investigating a criminal organization that has been bribing local officials to secure public works co…

_____ (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). Conservationists See Rare Nature Sanctuaries. 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). 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). 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). 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.

_____ (2021-11-15). Rally Calls For ISO To Fix The Grid In New England. popularresistance.org Dozens of people gathered in Holyoke, Massachusetts to protest the New England electric system operator, known as ISO-NE, for ignoring public concerns and hampering the transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean solar and wind power. One speaker, Nathan Phillips, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University, summed up the prevailing spirit, "It's time for ISO to declare independence from our fossil fueled energy system and operate differently, with the urgency our climate crisis demands." | Mirelle Bejjani of Community Action Works said, "We're having this rally because the electri…

_____ (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). 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…

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 …

Editor (2021-11-15). Long live the Cuban Revolution! workers.org When on Jan. 8, 1959, a triumphant Fidel Castro entered Havana, he called on Cuban revolutionaries to "settle down to the peaceful aims of the Revolution." He spoke with a white dove on his shoulder, a symbol associated with Fidel throughout his long life. People show solidarity with socialist Cuba . . . |

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…

Hannah Gais (2021-11-15). Leaked Data Shows Epik Registered Site Associated With Neo-Nazi Terror. splcenter.org In a review of leaked Epik data, Hatewatch has identified the administrator of a propaganda network linked to a white power accelerationist group that promotes neo-Nazi terrorism.

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 …

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…

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 …

Martha Grevatt (2021-11-15). Trabajadores de Kellogg siguen en huelga. workers.org Battle Creek, Mich. La famosa frase de Tony el Tigre: "Las hojuelas azucaradas de Kellogg son "rrricas", ha sido reformulada. Los carteles en el césped que apoyan la huelga de 1.400 trabajadores de Kellogg muestran a un Tony enfadado con un piquete que dice " °Kellogg esta en hueeelga!". Battle Creek, . . . |

Martha Grevatt (2021-11-15). Seven years later, still fighting for 'Justice for Tamir'. workers.org Cleveland Nov. 22 will mark the seventh anniversary of 12-year-old Tamir Rice's murder by Cleveland police. Tamir's Campaign for Justice held a "Long March for Justice for Our Beloved Tamir Rice" Nov. 9 and rallied to demand both Cuyahoga County and the U.S. Department of Justice reopen the case, which . . . |

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 …

Paul Dobson (2021-11-15). Venezuela's El Sistema Attempts 'Largest Orchestra' Guinness World Record. venezuelanalysis.com Over 12,000 young musicians played Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave simultaneously in Caracas.

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 …

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