Daily Archives: November 21, 2021

2021-11-21: News Headlines

Staff (2021-11-21). Back to the Ballot! Rolling Coverage of Venezuela's 'Mega-elections'. venezuelanalysis.com Live updates from VA's on-the-ground team as Venezuelans head to the polls to elect a massive 3,082 officials.

Editor2 (2021-11-21). Venezuela: The Dictatorship of Democracy. orinocotribune.com By Marcos Maranges — Nov 18, 2021 | On this coming Sunday, November 21, Venezuela will go to regional and local elections to vote for over 3000 public officials. However, some governments and people still think that the country is a dictatorship ruled by President Nicolás Maduro. We all know where these words come from, but despite it, is there any solid evidence or argument to believe it? The upcoming electoral process gives us the perfect context to put a light on this issue. | In this opportunity, the right-wing parties have proposed candidates for the first time since 2018. The Venezuelan opposition inte…

Robert Koehler (2021-11-21). National defense and dead children. zcomm.org War dehumanizes everyone it touches…

Stephen McMurtry (2021-11-21). Chicago activists demand release of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. liberationnews.org Saab is fighting extradition to the U.S. for the "crime" of trying to procure humanitarian supplies of food, fuel, and medicine from Iran in violation of illegal U.S. sanctions.

Cecilia Hammond (2021-11-21). After Ida, New Orleans renters face mold, bugs, landlord inaction. liberationnews.org Affluent New Orleans residents have largely recovered from Hurricane Ida, but working-class and poor residents remain in a state of perpetual insecurity.

Kathy Fairfax (2021-11-21). Socialist draws biggest applause at mayoral candidate meeting. greenleft.org.au The Supercar race, council transparency and Stockton's sand erosion problems were key discussion topics at a lord mayoral candidates' forum organised by Hunter Community Forum. Kathy Fairfax reports.

Monica Moorehead (2021-11-21). WW says: Rittenhouse verdict promotes white supremacy. workers.org Workers World is outraged — along with the rest of the country and the world — with the devastating November 20 acquittal of 18-year-old, white vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse for the murders of two anti-racists, Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and the wounding of a third anti-racist, Gaige Grosskreutz. These killings . . . |

_____ (2021-11-21). Rittenhouse Acquittal Sparks Protests In Cities Across The US. popularresistance.org The protests demonstrated a raw wave of emotions felt across the nation after Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted on all five charges he faced, including intentional homicide, after he fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and injured Gaige Grosskreutz at a demonstration in Kenosha, Wis., following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man. Reactions to the verdict were divided along partisan lines, with conservatives cheering the decision, even offering Rittenhouse congressional internships, while Democrats rebuked it.

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-11-21). Rittenhouse is Yet Another Murderer in the Nation of Murderers: A History and a Solution to US White Supremacy. anchor.fm In this episode we briefly discuss the case of Kyle Rittenhouse and explain as to why he is not someone we need to focus on individually, unless someone plans on logging him out of the matrix. He is someone we will probably watch become a cop or a US Representative, but if that is the case will he truly be any different than many of the others? | We also discuss the history of the US as a Settler-Colonial State and how Colonialism was directly connected to and a part of the Capitalist development in history. We also discuss the importance of organizing and why getting organized is the most important thing we can…

_____ (2021-11-21). The UN's Criminal Enterprise and Ecological Catastrophe in Haiti. popularresistance.org When we consider the current ecological threat to the earth and its inhabitants, we cannot forget the outsized place of war and empire in exacerbating climate change and enabling environmental catastrophe. The ongoing United Nations occupation of Haiti provides an example. As does the introduction of a cholera epidemic by UN soldiers. Cholera is an extension of the totality of violence – material, political, and ecological — enacted by a presumably humanitarian peacekeeping mission.

_____ (2021-11-21). Adept in Pan-Ottomanism, Erdogan Got Carried Away Playing Soldiers. journal-neo.org Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is well known for his resounding appeals built on the political doctrine of Pan-Ottomanism, which emerged in Turkey in the 1970s, according to which all subjects of the Ottoman Empire are members of a single nation, the Ottomans. However, such verbal passage has been recently increasingly followed by actual actions, …

_____ (2021-11-21). On Contact: Struggle Against Industrial Agriculture. popularresistance.org On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the struggle against industrial agriculture with author Daniel J. O'Connell. The San Joaquin Valley in California is the most agriculturally productive farmland in the United States, but it is also plagued by high levels of poverty and water pollution, as well as the serious health risks that come with …

_____ (2021-11-21). There's A Good Case To Be Made For Central Bank Digital Currencies. popularresistance.org Whether the U.S. should have its own central bank digital currency (CBDC) is hotly debated. Several countries, including China, already have CBDCs in operation; but the U.S. Federal Reserve is proceeding with caution. Prof. Saule Omarova, President Biden's nominee for Comptroller of the Currency, is in favor of a CBDC and has made a strong case for it; but many conservative commentators are opposed, and her nomination remains in doubt.

_____ (2021-11-21). US Lawmakers Raise Questions Over Biden's Reasoning For Syria Air Strike. popularresistance.org More than 30 bipartisan US lawmakers sent a letter to President Joe Biden questioning the administration's reasoning for bypassing Congress and launching a military strike in Syria earlier this year. Led by Democrats Jamaal Bowman, Peter DeFazio and Republican Nancy Mace, the lawmakers said that Biden appeared to be "acting in contravention of the Constitution". They also said that the administration has offered less of a basis for its strike than the previous Donald Trump administration did when conducting a strike in Syria.

Ben Norton (2021-11-21). Nicaragua explains why it's leaving OAS, responds to US attacks on its elections. thegrayzone.com Nicaraguan diplomat Michael Campbell Hooker tells The Grayzone's Ben Norton why they are leaving the Organization of American States (OAS), which he says is a "failed," "coup-plotting" organization dominated by Washington. Campbell also responds to US attempts to discredit Nicaragua's November elections, and explains the importance of autonomy for Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities on the Caribbean Coast. Transcript BEN NORTON: This is Ben Norton with The Grayzone. I just sat down for an interview with Michael Campbell, a foreign policy …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-11-21). The Establishment Panic at Cryptocurrency. dissidentvoice.org When Kingsley Amis encountered the works of D. H. Lawrence, he was left unimpressed by yet another great denouncer and missionary the English send "themselves to tell them they are crass, gross, lost, dead, mad and addicted to unnatural vice." With little charity, Amis suggested leaving the didactic novelist on "on his pinnacle, inspiring, unapproachable …

Fight Back (2021-11-21). The farmers in India have won. fightbacknews.org The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) led by Narendra Modi was forced to admit defeat at the hands of the protesting farmers, by repealing the three oppressive laws. | The farmer protests were sparked by these three oppressive bills that were introduced under false promises. One claimed to give farmers more leeway to sell crops outside the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee without paying the necessary taxes; that bill's official name is "The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020." The second, called "The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and…

Fight Back (2021-11-21). National SDS condemns Israel's attacks on Palestinian human rights organizations. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Students for a Democratic Society (National). | National SDS unequivocally condemns Israel's designation of 6 Palestinian human rights organizations as "terrorist". The targeted organizations include the Bisan Center for Research and Development, Al-Haq, Addameer, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees and the Defense for Children International-Palestine. All of these organizations have longstanding roots among the Palestinian people. We see this as the US-backed Israeli apartheid regime paving the…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-21). Indigenous Communities Brave Police Violence to Block Pipeline Project. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Royal Canadian Mounted Police forcibly clearing an indigenous checkpoint near Coyote Camp on Wet'suwet'en land on November 18. (Photo: Gidimt'en Checkpoint/Twitter) Police cracked down on a blockade by members of the Wet'suwet'en tribe and arrested over a dozen people but failed to end the blockade of the drill site. The tribe has been resisting…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-21). Bolivian government repeals law being used as a pretext for destabilization by right-wing. peoplesdispatch.org The Bolivian government abrogated Law 1386 of the National Strategy to Combat the Legitimization of Illicit Profits and the Financing of Terrorism, which the members of far-right civic committees and the opposition had used as a pretext to strike, mobilize and block roads…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-21). Canada's Indigenous communities brave police violence to block pipeline project. peoplesdispatch.org Police cracked down on a blockade by members of the Wet'suwet'en tribe and arrested over a dozen people but failed to end the blockade of the drill site. The tribe has been resisting work on TC Energy's Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-21). America's "Long War" against the Korean Nation. globalresearch.ca

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-11-21). COVID-19 worsened seepage of plastic into oceans. peoplesdispatch.org Scientists say that 193 countries have produced around 9.2 million tons of plastic waste associated with the pandemic. 87.4% of this was generated by hospitals while a small fraction (7.6%) was generated by individuals…

Staff (2021-11-21). European Union Election Observation Mission Meets with Right-Wing Politicians: Guaidó, Capriles, Machado, Evans and Figuera. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, November 18, representatives of the European Union (EU) Elections Observation Mission (EOM) that is in Venezuela reported via Twitter on several meetings they held with spokespersons of Venezuela's extreme right, such as former deputy Juan Guaidó and the coordinator of the Vente Venezuela movement, María Corina Machado, in the hours before of the regional and municipal mega-elections. | In this regard, the international observers is maintaining their work schedule while the National Electoral Council's (CNE) schedule for the November 21 mega-elections advances with the objective to materialize the de…

Staff (2021-11-21). Guinness Confirms Venezuela's El Sistema Record as Largest Orchestra in the World. orinocotribune.com With a gala held this Saturday, November 20, at the headquarters of El Sistema, the official announcement of the results of the record attempt was made, as Venezuela's National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela (El Sistema) obtained the Guinness World Record for "The Largest Orchestra in the World." | This record was held until Saturday by Russia, where in 2019, 8,097 musicians performed the Russian national anthem. Now the record belongs to Venezuela, where 12,096 musicians from El Sistema, in a new feat, performed various pieces at the Military University of Venezuela. The piece…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-11-21). Sunday's landmark election will decide the future of Chile. peoplesdispatch.org Sunday's general elections offer Chileans another opportunity to consolidate the process of change, initiated during the October 2019 social uprising against decades of neoliberal policies and glaring social inequalities…

William rivers Pitt (2021-11-21). From Glasgow to Gulf of Mexico, Fossil Fuel Industry Shows Us Who's in Charge. zcomm.org The infrastructure bill contains billions in fossil fuel subsidies, even as it was stripped of all meaningful climate policy…

Roselena Ramirez (2021-11-21). A Close Look at the Oldest Solar Observatory in The Americas. america.cgtn.com It was called a "Masterpiece of human creative genius" by Unesco. It was given a "World Heritage" status in July, along with 12 other global sites. The Chankillo Astronomical Complex -a 2,300-year-old archeological site in Peru- is believed to be the oldest solar observatory in …

Staff (2021-11-21). 'Changes' for San Francisco after 'horrible' night of looting. rt.com San Francisco's mayor and police chief have promised "changes" after a night of massive looting, a crime becoming more and more common in the city, and one that's driving businesses away. | Numerous stores, including Louis Vuitton and Bloomingdale's, were hit on Friday night as part of a massive looting spree hitting businesses in the California city's Union Square. | In a Saturday press conference addressing the attack on businesses, Mayor London Breed promised "changes" to the area that will limit car access after the "horrible" night of crime. Police Chief Bill Scott similarly pointed to infrastructure chan…

Roselena Ramirez (2021-11-21). Lagoon of Seven Colors in Mexico Threatened by Development. america.cgtn.com Mexico ¥s Lake Bacalar, on the border with Belize, attracts tourists from across the world. The lake is famous for its stunning colors. This geographical wonder is also a scientific gem concealing a unique organism. But as tourists come to see its crystal-clear waters, Alasdair Baverstock …

Badri Raina (2021-11-21). The Judiciary Remains the Last Resort in a Stifled Democracy. zcomm.org 'Where does one go in a situation in which the Executive continues to be opaque and obdurate but to the Judiciary?>

Staff (2021-11-21). State offers thousands of dollars in vaccine jingle contest. rt.com South Carolina has launched a jingle contest for K-12 students, challenging them to write a song promoting Covid-19 vaccination, and offering thousands of dollars to the winner. | The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced the 'Sing It to Win It' campaign this week, encouraging students "to channel their creativity for a Covid-19 vaccine campaign" and produce a short song praising the virtues of vaccination against Covid-19. | The campaign offers thousands in funds for the music programs of the top three schools. | Read m…

Jessica Corbett (2021-11-21). Historic Floods in BC, Washington Follow Scientists' Warnings. zcomm.org "It definitely matches what the climate models show for the future around here—hotter, dryer summers and wetter winters… Our infrastructure isn't designed for that."

_____ (2021-11-21). Hapless Biden Administration Is Weimar Republic on Way to U.S. Fascism. strategic-culture.org The soaring economic inflation and social woes under the Biden administration point to a disastrous outcome awaiting the United States. | The embrace of political extremism by the Republican Party in the United States has Constitutional historians worried about the drift towards fascism. If that's the case then the hapless Biden administration may go down in history as the imitation of the Weimar Republic before the rise of American fascism. | This week saw two examples of how the Grand Old Party of Abraham Lincoln has descended into something of an extremist cult. | A Republican congressman, Paul Gosar (R-Arizon…

Staff (2021-11-21). Biden has reassuring news on 2024 — report. rt.com Amid rising concerns about his stamina and sinking popularity, President Joe Biden has reportedly been reassuring Democratic allies that he plans on running for re-election in 2024. | Biden and his closest allies have moved to put any rumors to bed that he plans on being a one-term president by choice in recent weeks, according to a report by the Washington Post. | Most concerning for the president's supporters, according to more than two dozen Democratic strategists and officials contacted by…

WSWS (2021-11-21). Vote no to the UNAC/UHCP sellout! Join the Kaiser Workers rank-and-file committee! wsws.org If they thought that by calling off the strike they would demoralize us, they were badly mistaken. The struggle is not over. It is only just beginning.

WSWS (2021-11-21). Vote no on the UNAC/UHCP sellout! Join the Kaiser Workers rank-and-file committee! wsws.org If they thought that by calling off the strike they would demoralize us, they were badly mistaken. The struggle is not over. It is only just beginning.

Brian Terrell (2021-11-21). Digging for Peace: Resisting Nuclear Weapons. dissidentvoice.org On Wednesday, October 20, I joined "Vrede Scheppen," "Create Peace," about 25 peace activists from the Netherlands, Germany and Austria at the airbase at Volkel, Netherlands, making a plea for an end to nuclear weapons. This base is home to two Dutch F16 fighter wings and the United States Air Force 703rd Munitions Support Squadron. …

Staff (2021-11-21). General explains why US lags behind China & Russia in hypersonic missiles. rt.com The US is behind China and Russia when it comes to hypersonic weapons, a top Space Force general has said, citing bureaucracy and concerns over spending as some of the reasons for the lag. | "We're not as advanced as the Chinese or the Russians in terms of hypersonic programs," General David Thompson, the vice chief of space operations, told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday. "We have catching up to do very quickly." | Read more | | Thompson mentioned bureaucrac…

Brian Terrell (2021-11-21). Digging for Peace — Resisting Nuclear Weapons. zcomm.org We greeted old and new friends, sang, prayed, shared food and distributed pink shovels and conspired to dig our way into the base, onto the runway and disrupt the practice…

James K. Galbraith (2021-11-21). The Choking of the Global Minotaur. zcomm.org The supply disruptions plaguing the US economy are the result of a logistics ecosystem that was developed to feed the beast of American consumption was not designed for a pandemic…

Roselena Ramirez (2021-11-21). Miami and Other Coastal Cities Become Vulnerable Due to Climate Change. america.cgtn.com Is Miami Beach sinking? So what exactly does that mean? The technical term is subsidence. It means the lowering of the surface due to the removal or compaction of materials below it. Sinkholes that open up primarily in central Florida are dramatic examples of subsidence. …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-21). The US-NATO War of Aggression against Yugoslavia. globalresearch.ca First published on March 21, 2021 |
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Staff (2021-11-21). Reasons why more Americans are unlikely to have kids revealed. rt.com The number of childless Americans who think they are unlikely to have kids in the future has jumped 7% in two years, a new poll has revealed. The majority of them say they just don't want children. | Some 44% of Americans aged between 18 and 49 who don't have children believe it's unlikely they will ever be parents, a new Pew Research Center About 23% of childless respondents seemingly ruled out ever having children, saying it was…

Staff (2021-11-21). Biden wants an 'autonomous' Europe that spends more on defense. rt.com NATO members in Europe should "absolutely" become more autonomous from the US, meaning they should spend more on military and buy American weapons systems, a senior State Department official has said. | The continued failure by the Europeans to allocate a bigger share of their GDP on defense means that the gap between their combined military capability and that of the US only grows, State Department Counselor Derek Chollet

Joel Warner (2021-11-21). WEEKEND READER: Fact-Checking Exxon's New York Times Ad. dailyposter.com

CJ Polychroniou (2021-11-21). Activism, Not Global Climate Summits, Is the Answer to the Climate Crisis. zcomm.org In response to COP26, C. J. Polychroniou argues that we cannot rely on summits to solve climate change. Instead, radical and legal activism are the best hopes for our future…

Editor2 (2021-11-21). Climate Change and Nicaragua: Who Will Pay for the Damage? orinocotribune.com By Rick Kohn — Nov 18, 2021 | To people in developing countries, it seems clear, the wealthy countries that caused most of the problem of climate change should pay the most to adapt to it and to solve the problem. But instead, countries like the United States lecture low low-emitting countries to do more while they extract their resources and destroy their forests. | For example, Nicaragua was an outspoken critic of the 2015 Paris climate talks because they did not go far enough. It is one of the countries most impacted by climate change, yet its own greenhouse gas footprint is one of the smallest. Nicaragua…

Roselena Ramirez (2021-11-21). Venezuelans Entrepreneurship is on the Rise Despite All Odds. america.cgtn.com Venezuela has been in a deep recession since 2013. And like many other countries, it has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. But it's not all gloom and doom. Perhaps because of the crisis, Venezuelans are showing more resilience. Despite all odds, some entrepreneurs …

Editor2 (2021-11-21). The Situation in this Sunday's Elections in Chile. orinocotribune.com By Resumen Latinoamericano — Nov 17, 2021 | Chileans will go to the polls today to elect a new president against the backdrop of allegations of human rights violations by the government and the challenge of keeping the Covid-19 pandemic under control. | The elections, in which the entire Chamber of Deputies, part of the Senate and the regional councilors will also be renewed, will take place within the framework of the Constitutional Convention that arose from the social outburst of October 2019, which seeks for the country to abandon the remnants of Pinochet's military dictatorship. | The exercise of the ri…

Isaac Nellist (2021-11-21). Exploited bookshop workers keep up the fight. greenleft.org.au The struggle by Better Read Than Dead bookshop workers for a new work agreement was given a boost with around 150 unionists and locals joining a rally in Newtown. Isaac Nellist reports.

Lonnie Ray Atkinson (2021-11-21). Don't Think Of A Republican: A Proposal for Progressives (particularly those in the DSA). zcomm.org Throughout the 2022 primary season, I want you to explore with me the absolutely bonkers idea of running a progressive, dare I say radical, Lefty McLefterson candidate in a Republican primary in a GOP stronghold district…

_____ (2021-11-20). Arbery's Killers Are Using The Logic Of Slave Patrols To Defend Themselves. popularresistance.org The testimony has concluded in the Georgia murder trial of the three white men who targeted Ahmaud Arbery because he was Black and then killed him. Evidence presented at trial transported us back to the days of the infamous slave patrols. Gregory McMichael, his son Travis, and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. are on trial for killing Arbery on February 23, 2020, during a purported "citizen's arrest." Racism has infected every aspect of this case — from the defendants' racial profiling of Arbery, to the 10-week delay in filing charges, to the seating of a nearly all-white jury, to the defendants' racist statements…

WSWS (2021-11-20). Defense rests case in murder trial of Ahmaud Arbery's killers, closing arguments set for Monday. wsws.org Travis McMichael, who fatally shot Arbery last February, claimed he was in a "life-or-death" situation when he killed the unarmed jogger.

Sam Manuel (2021-11-20). Defense rebuked in move to ban Black pastors at trial in Georgia. themilitant.com ATLANTA — "He was trapped like a rat," Gregory McMichael, one of three defendants on trial for the vigilante-style killing of Ahmaud Arbery, told investigators just hours after the Black youth had been cornered and shot dead on Feb. 23, 2020, in the Satilla neighborhood near Brunswick, Georgia. | Twenty-five-year-old Arbery was chased and gunned down by Travis McMichael and his father Gregory, a retired Glynn County cop and former investigator in the local prosecutor's office. They were joined in the fatal assault by William Bryan, a neighbor who captured the killing on his cellphone. When the video was lea…

Jake Johnson (2021-11-20). 'Sacrifice and Solidarity' Pay Off. zcomm.org Striking John Deere Workers Win Bigger Wage Hike…

WSWS (2021-11-20). Death of UAW official from COVID underscores danger in John Deere plants. wsws.org If a UAW official contracted the virus outside of working in a plant, what of the Deere workers who are now returning to the factories, working side by side, as the pandemic continues to rage?

Terry Evans (2021-11-20). John Deere strikers vote on third contract offer. themilitant.com Over 10,000 striking members of the United Auto Workers union at John Deere are voting Nov. 17 on a third company contract offer recommended by union officials. Workers struck the company's 12 plants Oct. 14, rejecting a contract that expanded to three the different tiers of pay and benefits. The divisive two-tier setup was first forced on workers at the company in 1997. | Union officials said this third contract offer contains only "modest modifications" to the one striking workers rejected by 55% Nov. 2. It had included higher wages and other concessions by the bosses, but nothing new on the key issue of tiers…

WSWS (2021-11-20). Death of UAW steward from COVID underscores danger in John Deere plants. wsws.org If a UAW steward contracted the virus outside of working in a plant, what of the Deere workers who are now returning to the factories, working side by side, as the pandemic continues to rage?

WSWS (2021-11-20). Democratic Socialists of America congressman Jamaal Bowman votes for Israel's Iron Dome, visits with right-wing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. wsws.org The DSA's congressional support for Israel's Iron Dome armament program is further confirmation that the organization is a faction of the Democratic Party, a supporter of imperialism and a facilitator of war crimes against the population of Palestine.

_____ (2021-11-20). Right-Wing Vigilante Found Not Guilty Of Murdering Anti-Racist Protestors. popularresistance.org After four days of deliberations, a jury acquitted 18-year old Kyle Rittenhouse on all charges related to his killing of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 25, 2020. That night, thousands had hit the streets to protest the August 23rd police shooting of Jacob Blake, who was left paralyzed after being shot in the back seven times by Kenosha city police officers. Rittenhouse traveled from his home state of Illinois to join a right-wing militia at the protest. | Rittenhouse was charged with five felonies including first degree intentional homicide. He argued that he acted in self-defense when he fired hi…

_____ (2021-11-20). Right-Wing Vigilante Found Not Guilty Of Murdering Two Anti-Racist Protestors. popularresistance.org After four days of deliberations, a jury acquitted 18-year old Kyle Rittenhouse on all charges related to his killing of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 25, 2020. That night, thousands had hit the streets to protest the August 23rd police shooting of Jacob Blake, who was left paralyzed after being shot in the back seven times by Kenosha city police officers. Rittenhouse traveled from his home state of Illinois to join a right-wing militia at the protest.

_____ (2021-11-20). The Acquittal Of Kyle Rittenhouse: A Judicial Travesty. popularresistance.org Rittenhouse, 17 at the time of the shootings, had traveled to Kenosha from Illinois to join a far-right "patriot" vigilante militia calling itself the "Kenosha Guard," which had been mobilized to "defend property" and assist the police with crushing the protests that had erupted two days earlier following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Blake was shot seven times in the back at point-blank range in front of his children, leaving him paralyzed. | The Kenosha shootings occurred in the midst of the reverberations of the largest demonstrations in American history, during which an estimated 15 to 26 million people…

It's Going Down (2021-11-20). This Is America #153: Mobile Home Residents Fight Evictions in Upstate New York; Analysis of Charlottesville & Rittenhouse Trials. itsgoingdown.org Welcome, to This Is America, November 20th, 2021. On this episode, first we speak with the resident of a mobile home park in upstate New York, about how they are organizing to push back against a landlord who is trying to evict them. Follow the struggle on Facebook here. From slave patrols to bounties for…

Fight Back (2021-11-20). Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse. fightbacknews.org FRSO strongly condemns the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on all charges. This verdict is another example of how the police and courts work hand in hand with racist vigilantes to kill and injure African Americans, other oppressed nationalities, and all who try to fight to end police crimes. | In August of 2020, Jacob Blake, a young African American man, was shot in the back four times and three times in the side in by a white police officer Kenosha, Wisconsin. Coming less than two months after the killing of George Floyd, another uprising took place, with the African American community and supporters battling poli…

Brett Wilkins (2021-11-20). 'Saddening, Infuriating, and Utterly Unsurprising': Rittenhouse Acquitted. zcomm.org The verdict, said the Huber family, sends the "unacceptable message" that armed vigilantes can "use the danger they have created to justify shooting people in the street."

Cas Mudde (2021-11-20). Kyle Rittenhouse has walked free. Now it's open season on protesters. zcomm.org Demonstrators in the US must fear not only police brutality but also rightwing vigilantes…

TASS (2021-11-20). Belarus' Investigative Committee identifies 109 victims of Polish border forces' actions. tass.com According to the Investigative Committee's department, criminal proceedings into five episodes of violence used by the Polish and Lithuanian forces against migrants are underway in the Grodno region…

_____ (2021-11-20). EU's Beleaguered Immigration Policies Will Be the Sword Which It Falls on. strategic-culture.org The refugee flows are nothing new. And the games that poorer, weaker countries play by using them, have also been around for a while. | The Belarus border is just the most recent in a long list of examples how Brussels cannot fight back countries who use refugees as a weapon against the EU's failed hegemony | For many erudite commentators who know the EU well, the scenes on the Poland-Belarus border felt a bit 'déjà vu'. Once again, the EU's failed policies when tackling immigration flows — which in many cases are as a direct result of propping up dictators or for dabbling in geopolitics — comes right…

_____ (2021-11-20). Briefing: Venezuelan Elections November 2021. popularresistance.org Venezuela goes to the polls again on N21ovember in 'mega elections.' The dialogue that began in late summer between the Venezuelan government and sections of the hard right-wing opposition had been going well, with some definite outcomes. These include the decision by some right-wing opposition parties that have boycotted elections for years to take part in the elections. But the US's illegal extradition from Cape Verde of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who was en-route to Iran to broker a trade deal to bring fuel, food and medicines to Venezuela, has threatened to sabotage both the talks, as the US did before in…

Michael Welch (2021-11-20). The Collapse of America: What History Teaches Us About the Rise and Fall of Empires. Prof. Alfred McCoy. globalresearch.ca

Vladimir Acosta (2021-11-20). Rotten, Arrogant and Threatening. orinocotribune.com By Vladimir Acosta — Nov 16, 2021 | How can we avoid the subject of empire? How can we avoid talking about its threats? | The history of mankind is full of empires, empires of all kinds. All of them diverse and complex, and the only indisputable thing about them is that, despite their arrogance, they are not eternal as they pretend to be, because in the end they disappear one after the other in different ways. And, what is more, because none of them lasts even a thousand years, as promised by German Nazism (which barely lasted 13 years) and as the arrogant American empire has been proclaiming since the begin…

Fight Back (2021-11-20). President Maduro addresses international allies during "Defense of Democracy and Truth in Venezuela" fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – On Wednesday November 17, former union bus driver and current president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, spoke to over 500 international solidarity activists from over 70 countries. | "Venezuela has been giving an intense battle against the aggression, siege, and lies from U.S. imperialism and its direct allies from the right on this continent and around the world," Maduro stated. Maduro also lambasted the "cowardly left, the new indirect allies of U.S. imperialism who hide behind their masks of progressivism threaten our noble peoples who have been fighting." Adding to the many achievements of the Bol…

Rainer Shea (2021-11-20). Haiti's Migrant Crisis & the Blind Eye to Imperialism's Sins. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Nov 17, 2021 | Earlier this year, when photos came out of Texas border patrols riding on horseback to use whip-like reins for intimidating Black Haitian migrants, the United States was confronted with an uncomfortable reality about how our society is set up. | Images like these were supposed to be confined to America's era of slavery, yet here they were today. What factors had led to the situation revealed in these photos? Why had these migrants fled their homes? How much was the United States to blame? Beyond the unnerving optics, how many parallels were there between the context behind the…

Brendan Devlin (2021-11-20). Time to reset Canada-China relations on a path to peace. mronline.org To date, the Canadian government has acted as a reliable ally in the U.S.'s New Cold War against China. The need for Canada to change course is dire, but prospects are grim. Canada needs to break with this dangerous path and set course for peace and cooperation with China.

_____ (2021-11-20). New Union-Busting Tracker Debuts Online. popularresistance.org Helena, MT. – On Nov. 6, a group of volunteers launched a Web page called the Union-Busting Tracker to post examples of union-busting. Eleven days later, they'd listed 180 separate cases, naming the employers and the union-busting outfits they'd hired. | The project is intended to "embolden" workers, says Bob Funk, who founded the LaborLab.us Website, which opened on May 1. | "A shocking amount of young workers think unions are illegal and don't know their rights," says Funk, who by day is communications director for a Montana union. "The union-busting industry takes advantage of people's lack of knowledge." | Th…

WSWS (2021-11-20). Australian state Labor government accelerates "reopening" amid fascistic anti-lockdown protests. wsws.org Trumpian protesters in Victoria, backed by key sections of the corporate elite, are setting an agenda that is in large part being implemented by the state Labor government.

Susan Lamont (2021-11-20). Alabama miners fight court injunction by Warrior Met. themilitant.com ATLANTA — "This is a serious attack on the union," Bryan Butler, a United Mine Workers of America member on strike at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, told the Militant by phone Nov. 16. He was referring to the restraining order, now extended twice, by Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court Judge James Roberts. | The order, first enacted Oct. 27 at the mine operator's request, and now extended until Dec. 5, bans union activity of any kind, including picketing, within 300 yards of the mines. | It is an assault on the constitutional rights of free assembly and free speech and on the entire labor movement. | T…

Martina E McMenamin, Benjamin J Cowling (2021-11-20). [Correspondence] CoronaVac efficacy data from Turkey. thelancet.com Mine Tanriover and colleagues1 report that the efficacy of CoronaVac against laboratory-confirmed symptomatic COVID-19 in a trial in Turkey is 83 ∑5% (95% CI 65 ∑4—92 ∑1). By contrast, the efficacy of CoronaVac against symptomatic COVID-19 has been estimated at 50 ∑7% (36 ∑0—62 ∑0) in a Brazilian trial and at 65 ∑3% (20 ∑0—85 ∑1) in an Indonesian trial.2,3 Noting that post-vaccination neutralising antibody titres are quite strongly associated with vaccine efficacy against symptomatic infection,4,5 the efficacy estimated from the Turkish dataset is much higher…

_____ (2021-11-20). California's Grim Genocidal Past Implicates The University Of California. popularresistance.org On this week's "Scheer Intelligence," Platt joins Robert Scheer to discuss his book "Grave Matters: The Controversy over Excavating California's Buried Indigenous Past," which examines the history of the Yurok people whose ancestors' remains were excavated by UC Berkeley for use in its research without any consent, or, as Scheer indicates, respect. "Grave Matters," which was first released in 2011 and has recently been re-issued by Heyday Books, reveals many uncomfortable truths at the core of America's past and present, while prompting crucial questions about the country's future.

_____ (2021-11-20). California's Grim Genocidal Past Implicates University Of California. popularresistance.org The United States of America is founded on the original sin of Native American genocide and the myth that the Indigenous Peoples that lived on these lands for thousands of years had no right to it. White settler colonialism is not just a stain on the country's history, it is its very raison d'etre. To this day, all non-Native Americans live on stolen land. The prosperous, liberal state of California is not exempt from this original sin, nor has it made reparations for the devastation of Indigenous Peoples and their lands. In a recently reissued book, Tony Platt, the acclaimed author of 10 books and professor emer…

_____ (2021-11-20). Industrial Nations Value Capitalism Over People At Climate Conference. popularresistance.org The cataclysms of the interlinked crises of COVID and climate change were elucidated this past year in ways that cannot be repudiated. Following the release of the International Panel on Climate Change's (IPPC) most recent report on the state of global warming, UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres characterized it as, "a code red for humanity ." In short, the report found that absent immediate and decisive measures to address planetary warming, the worst-case scenarios of climate change will be soon realized for both the physical environment and the social systems that depend on it. These admonishments should h…

_____ (2021-11-20). Industrial Nations Value Capitalism Over People at Global Climate Conference. popularresistance.org When considering the need to end government subsidies for fossil fuels, especially coal, the language of the agreement was switched from "phase out," to "phase down." And while this language change was publicly attributed to India, the United States, which provides an estimated $22 billion annually in fossil fuel subsidies is culpable and certainly not beyond reproach. The tentacles of U.S. influence and coercion was present in every decision made at the COP.

_____ (2021-11-20). Steven Donziger's First Letter From Prison. popularresistance.org I am finally able to write directly from inside the belly of the beast: the federal prison in Danbury, CT. I am now on day 23 of my incarceration, and the experience has been nothing short of mind-blowing. I am living with another person in a 54 sq ft cell; next door is a 37-year-old man, one of the kindest people I have ever met. He was sentenced to a 35-year term for gang violence when he was 19. Three people in my unit of 80 or so men are lifers and have over 30 years in the system. | The length of the sentences for various crimes is astounding. We are unique as a country for the extraordinarily punitive natur…

_____ (2021-11-20). Teamsters United Takes The Wheel. popularresistance.org A new administration will soon take the helm of the 1.3 million-member Teamsters union. The Teamsters United slate swept to victory in this week's vote count, beating out their rivals 2 to 1. It's the first time in almost a quarter-century that a coalition backed by Teamsters for a Democratic Union has taken the driver's seat in the international union. The incoming president is Sean O'Brien, leader of New England Joint Council 10. He says his top priorities are to unite the rank and file to take on employers, organize Amazon and other competitors in the union's core industries, and withdraw support from politici…

_____ (2021-11-20). Why Seed Companies Fear México. popularresistance.org Last month México's Supreme Court provided hope for biodiversity, especially in the Global South, while flaming fear for seed companies. In a historic step, it ruled for corn advocates and against genetically modified (GMO) corn. The decision was a momentous act in country where maíz (corn) carries daily and sacred significance. This promises a way out of stale GMO debates that plague us. One side argues that genetic changes to seeds increase harvests. Seed companies and industrial agriculture make up this side. Another side says GMOs damage plant DNA.

Democracy Now! (2021-11-20). Canadian Police Raid Wet'suwet'en Pipeline Blockade, Arrest 15 Land Defenders. dissidentvoice.org Wielding assault rifles, helicopters, and canine units, Canadian police raided Wet'suwet'en territory this week and arrested 14 people in effort to break up the Indigenous-led blockade of the multibillion dollar Coastal GasLink pipeline being constructed by TC Energy. The occupation started in September and halted the company's efforts to build a key portion of the …

Dongsheng News (2021-11-20). News on China | No. 76. dissidentvoice.org Chairman Xi Jinping and president Joe Biden met despite the US imposing new sanctions on Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE a few days prior. Nonetheless, Taiwan was affirmed as a part of China.

Editor2 (2021-11-20). UN Commission Objects to OPCW Report on Syria. orinocotribune.com The UN Commission on Syria does not consider as proven the alleged chemical weapons attack in April 2018. | Criticism of the OPCW general secretary | A controversial report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a United Nations body, on an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian army in early April 2018 is being questioned by a committee of the United Nations itself. | According to German media outlet Telepolis, the Geneva-based UN Commission of Inquiry into the Situation in Syria does not consider the April 7, 2018 incident in Douma as a proven chemical weapons attack by the S…

Elizabeth Woodworth (2021-11-20). COVID-19 and the Shadowy "Trusted News Initiative" globalresearch.ca Exposing this uncanny censorship of eminent voices is especially vital to the fate of children and youth, who are being aggressively targeted for low-benefit, sometimes lethal, inoculations.

IGD Worldwide (2021-11-20). Reflections and Report on the Nov. 19 Riots in Rotterdam, NL. itsgoingdown.org In all this time I had not seen a single sign related to the protest, not heard a single slogan, not seen a single banner. This was about a collective and widespread hate for the police. You could taste, smell and feel it on every single corner of that street that night.

Staff (2021-11-20). 21N: 99% of Voting Stations Already Installed in Preparation for Elections. orinocotribune.com On Friday, November 19, the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, Pedro Calzadilla, informed that by Friday noon, 90% of the voting stations had been installed for the regional and municipal elections to be held this Sunday, November 21. | "The electoral material is already deployed, it is ready," said Calzadilla in a television interview. "So far we have 90% of the tables installed." | He assured that for this election, the international monitoring, accompaniment and observation program is very broad, given the importance of the elections in the political stability of Venezuela. | "We h…

Staff (2021-11-20). Colombian Police Repudiated for Using Nazi Symbols at Academy Event. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, November 18, some members of the Colombian police used Nazi symbols at an event paying "tribute" to the German police, which generated strong controversy in Colombia. The incident occurred at the Simón Bolívar Police Academy in Tuluá, in the Valle del Cauca Department. In the photos, which went viral on social media, police officers are seen wearing the Nazi swastikas, and one officer even disguised as Adolf Hitler. | The Valle University Student and Youth Organization condemned the incident, expressing outrage at the Colombian police paying tribute to the Nazi police and army. Similarly, environment…

Staff (2021-11-20). Nicaragua Officially Announces Its Irrevocable Withdrawal from OAS. orinocotribune.com On Friday, November 19, Nicaraguan Foreign Affairs Minister, Denis Moncada, announced the irrevocable withdrawal of his country from the Organization of American States (OAS). | The government of Nicaragua sent a letter to the organization denouncing interventionist declarations from the OAS that refused to recognize the Nicaraguan elections of November 7, and thus resigns and leaves the organization that stipulates a two year term to make the resignation effective, as happened with Venezuela in 2019. | The OAS charter mandates a two-year exit process, during which time the departing country retains all of the ri…

Staff (2021-11-20). Venezuela Provides Spain Information on Terrorists who Attacked CNE Headquarters. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Félix Plasencia provided the Spanish Chargé d'Affaires in Venezuela, Ramón Santos, with information on the terrorist gang from Spain that attacked the headquarters of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE). Minister Plasencia informed this through a post on his Twitter account. | "At the headquarters of the Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Ministry," wrote Plascencia, "we delivered a formal note to the Chargé d'Affaires of Spain, Ramón Santos, with documentation confirming the existence of terrorist gangs in that country that are trying to attack Venezuelan public institutions…

Kim Petersen (2021-11-20). The Baghuz Massacre Underlines the Necessity for Freeing Julian Assange. dissidentvoice.org The implications of the Baghuz Massacre should deeply underscore the integrity, morality, and vital importance of WikiLeaks and its heroic publisher and political prisoner Julian Assange. The Baghuz Massacre was a failed cover-up by the United States. WikiLeaks is the journalistic enterprise that shines a spotlight on the egregious crimes of states. Assange is imprisoned …

TASS (2021-11-20). UN calls on Russia to abolish or amend foreign agents law. tass.com Russia does not outlaw such organizations but binds them to get listed in a special register of the Russian justice ministry…

Jeff J. Brown (2021-11-20). Women's Tennis Association and the West Will Make a Mess of Peng Shuai's Disappearance. dissidentvoice.org You can choose to like or not China's millennial system of justice and redress, nonetheless this is what you need to know about tennis star Peng Shuai and why she disappeared. Peng Shuai is a world ranked tennis player in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), with Wimbledon (2013) and French Open (2014) doubles championship trophies …

Julia Rock (2021-11-20). YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Federal Regulators Bare Their Teeth. dailyposter.com

Seth Galinsky (2021-11-20). US-organized provocation against Cuba 'fizzles out'. themilitant.com U.S.-government-organized provocations planned in Cuba for Nov. 15 were a failure, as were "sympathy" actions denouncing Cuba's socialist revolution around the world. Opponents of the revolution had hoped to create incidents on the island that would disrupt the reopening of schools and businesses and expanded tourism scheduled that day. | Striking a blow to the U.S. rulers' plans, Cubans celebrated the tremendous progress the country has made in confronting the COVID-19 pandemic despite Washington's stepped-up sanctions, which make it difficult to purchase raw materials and even syringes. Tens of thousands of ele…

WSWS (2021-11-20). Columbia student worker union concedes to second round of contract mediation in third week of strike. wsws.org In pursuing mediation, the UAW is preparing to sell out the strike of 3,000 graduate workers at Columbia.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-20). Remains Of Turkish Laser-Guided Munition Found In Disputed Western Sahara (Photos). southfront.org File image. | On November 20, activists from the disputed Western Sahara region shared photos showing the remains of a Turkish-made MAM-L munition. | The MAM-L, which was developed by defense giant Roketsan, is a light-weight munition guided by semi-active laser. The munition has a range of 8 to 14 kilometers. | According to Western Sahara activists, the munition was fired by one of Morocco's newly-acquired Bayraktar TB2 combat drones. The Kingdom ordered 13 drones of this type from Turkey earlier this year. The…

Staff (2021-11-20). Majority of NYPD cops wouldn't join today — poll. rt.com The majority of officers with the NYPD have said they regret wearing their badges and fear actually fighting crime due to concerns they might face lawsuits or harsh disciplinary penalties for doing their job, a poll has found. | An internal poll conducted among New York cops, from captains down to street-level officers, was meant to help "improve" the department and policing in the city, but it has delivered some rather unexpected results. | The survey, which was conducted in March among approximately 6,000 NYPD officers, found 56% saying they would not choose to follow the same career path if they could do th…

Constance D Lehman, Eric J Topol (2021-11-20). [Perspectives] Readiness for mammography and artificial intelligence. thelancet.com One area that has attracted great attention for the use of deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) in health care is medical imaging, especially mammography. Many initial AI studies proclaimed remarkable improvement in accuracy over the performance of radiologists, but a recent systematic review highlighted there is insufficient scientific evidence to support such findings. The UK National Screening Committee commissioned Freeman and colleagues to review the quality and results of studies that assessed the accuracy of AI algorithms, alone or in combination with radiologists, to detect cancer in digital mammogr…

Lixue Huang, Xiaoying Gu, Bin Cao (2021-11-20). [Correspondence] Long-term effects on survivors with COVID-19 — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Yan-Jie Zhao and colleagues and Chengliang Yang and colleagues all recommend specific questionnaires to evaluate depression and anxiety symptoms in hospital survivors with COVID-19 1 year after onset.1 We agree that the professional questionnaires could provide the actual prevalence of psychiatric symptoms. However, these questionnaires are somewhat complex and time-consuming. It is challenging to integrate all these assessments into our follow-up study.1 The EuroQol five-dimension five-level (EQ-5D-5L) questionnaire is commonly used to assess the quality of life from five domains in clinical studies.

WSWS (2021-11-20). Biden revives North American Leaders' summit, presses Trudeau on China, Obrador on refugees. wsws.org Thursday's "Three Amigos" summit was meant to draw a stark contrast with the state of North American relations under Trump. In reality, the difference is one more of style than substance.

Michael Payne (2021-11-20). Democrats, WAKE UP to the threat of the enemy within. nationofchange.org Our democracy's very existence hangs in the balance.

Jean Wyllys (2021-11-20). Brazil, Amazon, World: West Papua's Green State Vision, an Appeal to Lula. zcomm.org This is a big, very bold question because it would, in fact, challenge the Eurocentric, imperially-based Westphalian system and embrace the broader idea of Indigenous systems that recognise "interdependencies between political actors and relations to the land"

Staff (2021-11-20). Armored truck scatters cash on freeway (VIDEO). rt.com Traffic down a California freeway was paralyzed when people scrambled to get their hands on the dollar bills flying out of an armored truck. Authorities asked the public to return the cash or risk criminal charges. | The California Highway Patrol (CHP) told local news stations that when the vehicle was driving down the Interstate 5 in Carlsbad, near San Diego, on Friday morning, one of its doors popped open and bags of cash flew out. | "People stopped in the lanes, completely blocked the lanes, started picking up the cash," a CHP spokesperson said. | A video on social media shows jubilant drivers and passenger…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-11-20). Denuncian campaña de desestabilización contra Gobierno peruano. telesurtv.net Mendoza afirmó que todas las fuerzas democráticas deben rechazar los ánimos golpistas de cierto sector opositor.

Sam Pizzigati (2021-11-20). Our new art 'appreciation,' billionaire-style. nationofchange.org Fine art has never been more financially lucrative — or less central to our culture.

splcenter (2021-11-20). 'We Stand With You': Honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance. splcenter.org

Editor2 (2021-11-20). John McEvoy Exposes Britain's Role in Suppressing Democracy at Home and Abroad. orinocotribune.com Lowkey and John McEvoy discuss how the United Kingdom is playing a key role in upholding the established world order and doing the dirty work to suppress any challenges to it. | The Watchdog podcast is dedicated to uncovering hidden truths and exposing the secret affairs of Western governments. One individual doing more than almost anyone in revealing the true nature of the British state and its affairs worldwide is journalist and academic

Zoe Alexandra (2021-11-20). What role does the military play in climate change? peoplesdispatch.org A gaping hole in the COP26 official agenda was the oversized role of the military industrial complex in environmental devastation. The US is a global leader on this front with the Pentagon being a bigger polluter than 140 countries combined…

Anis Chowdhury (2021-11-20). WTO finished without TRIPS waiver. mronline.org The World Trade Organization (WTO) will soon decide on a conditional temporary waiver of Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

teleSUR, JCM (2021-11-20). Venezuela espera decisión sobre récord Guinness. telesurtv.net Este sábado se sabrá si Venezuela alcanzó el récord Guinness como la orquesta más grande del mundo.

A Guest Author (2021-11-20). Historia colonial de Nicaragua: Perpectiva de un sandinista. workers.org Por: Johnny Hodgson Lo que sigue es parte de una presentación realizada por Johnny Hodgson, Secretario Político del Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional para la Región Autónoma del Caribe Sur (RACCS), el 6 de octubre en Managua, Nicaragua, a una delegación estadounidense compuesta por Coleen Littlejohn, Sara Flounders, Monica Moorehead, . . . |

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-20). Video: #Yes, It's a "Killer Vaccine": Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext to powerful financial interests and corrupt politicians to precipitate the entire World into a spiral of mass unemployment, bankruptcy, extreme poverty and despair.

WSWS (2021-11-20). Austria re-imposes partial lockdown as COVID-19 surges across Europe. wsws.org European governments' politically criminal policy of "living with the virus" despite a surge of infections has created a disaster, costing hundreds of thousands of lives.

New Atlas (2021-11-20). US at ASEAN Summit Looks to Turn Region Against Itself. newatlas.report November 20, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — For the first time in four years a US President has attended the annual ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit. In a poorly disguised redux of the Obama-era "Pivot to Asia," the US seeks to appear interested in contributing to ASEAN in a constructive manner …

Talha Burki (2021-11-20). [World Report] mRNA discoveries earn the 2021 Prince Mahidol Award. thelancet.com Katalin Karikó, Drew Weissman, and Pieter Cullis have been recognised for their work that led to the development of COVID-19 vaccines. Talha Burki reports.

WSWS (2021-11-20). New study supports natural origins of COVID-19, sources close to WHO team say. wsws.org A landmark new study published in Science is another nail in the coffin of the Wuhan lab conspiracy theory, concocted by the fascist ideologue Stephen K. Bannon and promoted by the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

Staff (2021-11-20). Musk vows mass Tesla server outage won't happen again. rt.com A problem with Tesla servers on Friday once again left hundreds of drivers unable to enter and operate their electric cars. CEO Elon Musk said the company would do its best to prevent outages happening in the future. | Tesla cars require the use of a cell phone to gain access, though other options such as a keycard are available as backup. Since Friday evening, as many as 500 people worldwide reported on social media that they couldn't access their vehicle by either method and were receiving a server error message. | Musk responded to one such complaint from South Korea with a "Checking" tweet. Hours later, he…

WSWS (2021-11-20). The inhuman treatment of refugees and Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org The new electoral laws seek to prevent opposition to the bipartisan anti-refugee policies from finding clear political expression.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-11-20). Picking Up Where Bush, Obama, and Trump Left Off, Biden Extends U.S. Campaign to Crush Venezuela. covertactionmagazine.com On October 13th, Venezuela's representative to the UN Samuel Moncada denounced plotting by the United States and Colombia against Venezuela's …

WSWS (2021-11-20). New Zealand's Daily Blog seeks to legitimise anti-lockdown, anti-vaccination protests. wsws.org The Daily Blog, which supports the Labour Party-led government, published an article praising a recent rally organised by the far-right Destiny Church for raising "genuine, valid concerns" about COVID-19 vaccines.

WSWS (2021-11-20). Chemical waste plant fire spews toxic fumes into Australian working-class town. wsws.org Despite the potential health danger, from the time fire crews arrived it took five hours for a notice to be sent by text warning residents to stay indoors.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-20). 'Farmers' victory will be a boost to all democratic struggles'. peoplesdispatch.org On 19 November 2021, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announced that the government will be repealing the three controversial farm laws. Farmers have been protesting for close to a year against these laws…

Ariel Dorfman (2021-11-20). Will Voters Choose to Make Chile Terrible Again? zcomm.org Confronted by a stark choice between the dreadful past and a still-to-be-charted future — and grappling with the discontents and challenges facing so many countries, including the United States — what will Chile decide?>

W.T. Whitney Jr. (2021-11-20). Court Cases Show Colombian Government Role in Paramilitary Killings, US Implicated. orinocotribune.com By W. T. Whitney — Nov 18, 2021 | Struggle over agrarian rights in Colombia led to thousands of deaths after 1946. Then, The 2016 agreement ending 50 years of armed conflict between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colomb…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-20). After a year of struggle by farmers, Indian government forced to withdraw farm laws. mronline.org Movements across India celebrated the struggle by the farmers during which they faced great repression and vilification. Around 750 people are believed to have died during the agitation which saw thousands camp on the borders of Delhi…

Mine Durusu Tanriover, Hamdi Levent Doƒüanay, Serhat Unal, Murat Akova (2021-11-20). [Correspondence] CoronaVac efficacy data from Turkey — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Martina McMenamin and Benjamin Cowling for raising important issues on vaccine trials in the context of our Article.1 The work they refer to by Palacios and colleagues2 has not been published in a peer reviewed journal; thus we cannot comment on the accuracy or the comparability of its methods. The Indonesian trial data have been published,3 and although the main method of this study was similar to ours, the case definition of COVID-19 and the methods used for active surveillance were different.

teleSUR, HIM, MER (2021-11-20). ALBA-TCP respalda decisión de Nicaragua sobre retiro de la OEA. telesurtv.net "La OEA es cada vez más irrelevante", expresó el secretario ejecutivo de ALBA-TCP, Sacha Llorenti.

Ashley Curtin (2021-11-20). USDA announces proposal to reinstate protections for Tongass National Forest. nationofchange.org While the Trump administration tried to open 9.2 million acres of the forest to logging and roadbuilding, the USDA's proposal will effectively reinstate the protections for Tongass National Forest.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-20). Turkey's Proxies Shell Kurdish-Held Towns In Response To Deadly Rocket Attack On Afrin (Videos). southfront.org Screen grab from one of the videos released by Azm. | On November 20, the Turkish-backed Unified Operations Room-Azm announced that it had shelled positions of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northern countryside of Aleppo in response to the recent The rocket attack, which took place in the late hours of Novem…

Staff (2021-11-20). Gunshot halts flights at Atlanta Airport. rt.com Flights out of Atlanta Airport were briefly halted after the "accidental discharge" of a gun. With the airport packed with travelers ahead of Thanksgiving, airport staff assured the public that there was no "active shooter." | Outbound flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport were briefly halted on Saturday, after a firearm went off near a security checkpoint. No injuries were reported, and police told reporters that the incident is being investigated. | Video footage shared on social media captured the chaos, with passengers running through crowd-control barriers and lying flat on the gro…

Hugo Wils (2021-11-20). Hundreds rally with Clarks Shoe strikers fighting wage cuts in UK. themilitant.com STREET, England — Hundreds of trade unionists and working people from the local area, and as far away as Wales, London and Manchester, joined a march here Nov. 13 in solidarity with striking Clarks Shoes workers fighting against wage cuts. | "They never thought we'd strike. They never thought we'd stay out. And they never thought we'd win this sort of solidarity," striker Pete Darbo, who's worked at Clarks for 17 years, told the Militant. Over 100 workers at the company's distribution center here in southwest England's Somerset county have been on strike since Oct. 4. | The march, called by the strikers' un…

Dean Baker (2021-11-20). "Skimpflation," the Latest Effort to Hype Inflation Fears. cepr.net Yesterday I head a piece on NPR in which they highlighted "skimpflation." This is where there is a deterioration in service quality, like long waits for service at a restaurant, which are not picked up in our standard measures of inflation. The implication is that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is understating the true rate …

WSWS (2021-11-20). Oklahoma governor grants clemency to death row inmate Julius Jones, but leaves likely innocent man in prison. wsws.org Support for Jones had ramped up with the impending execution date. Supporters gathered near the governor's mansion this week, including students who walked out of class at Oklahoma City high schools.

Staff (2021-11-20). Tesla sued over 'nightmarish conditions' at California factory. rt.com A former Tesla employee has sued the firm, claiming she experienced "rampant sexual harassment" at the factory where she worked while describing "frat-house"-like conditions. | Former Tesla employee Jessica Barraza filed a lawsuit against Tesla on Thursday, claiming she was subject to catcalling and "aggressive physical touching," as well as a slew of inappropriate comments when working at the carmaker's factory in Fremont, California, the Washington Post reported. | In an interview with…

Gàºnter Kampf (2021-11-20). [Correspondence] COVID-19: stigmatising the unvaccinated is not justified. thelancet.com In the USA and Germany, high-level officials have used the term pandemic of the unvaccinated, suggesting that people who have been vaccinated are not relevant in the epidemiology of COVID-19. Officials' use of this phrase might have encouraged one scientist to claim that "the unvaccinated threaten the vaccinated for COVID-19".1 But this view is far too simple.

WSWS (2021-11-20). Duterte loses elite support as Philippine elections open. wsws.org It was a month of backroom bartering, lucrative payoffs, and lurid public denunciations. In the end the obvious loser in this political free-for-all, to widespread surprise, was President Rodrigo Duterte.

The Lancet (2021-11-20). [Editorial] Afghanistan: the international community must act. thelancet.com "It is going to be hell on Earth." Afghanistan is set to become the world's worst humanitarian crisis according to David Beasley, head of the World Food Programme. Nearly half of Afghans need humanitarian aid. 22 ∑8 million people could face acute hunger this winter, with 8 ∑7 million at emergency levels of food insecurity. A resulting refugee crisis is likely to affect Afghanistan, the region, and the rest of the world. In desperation, people are selling their assets, and some are resorting to child labour and child marriage.

Mary Triny Mena (2021-11-20). Venezuelans to vote in regional elections. america.cgtn.com Venezuelans go to the polls on Sunday, November 21. This marks the return of the opposition to run in local polls and these elections are being carefully monitored by international observers.

Geoff Watts (2021-11-20). [Obituary] Mortimer Mishkin. thelancet.com Pioneer neuroscientist who researched neurobiological mechanisms of perception and memory. He was born in Fitchburg, MA, USA, on Dec 13, 1926, and died in Bethesda, MD, USA, on Oct 2, 2021, aged 94 years.

teleSUR, JCM (2021-11-20). Lula anunciará hasta el año próximo si participa en elecciones. telesurtv.net Desde Madrid, Lula dijo que en febrero o marzo de 2022 tomará una decisión sobre su postulación a la Presidencia.

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-20). UN Rejects One US Coercive Measure Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada, announced that the UN has rejected one of the coercive measures imposed by the United States on Venezuela, which denies the Bolivarian Republic its right to health. | Moncada made this comment after the UN General Assembly approved the Resolution on Equitable, Affordable, Timely and Universal Access of all Countries to Vaccines in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, on Thursday, November 18. | Moncada informed that "in the resolution, there is an important paragraph for Venezuela, for it rejects one of the criminal measures of the US…

ELEL (2021-11-20). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Sun J-M, Shen L, Shah MA, et al. Pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone for first-line treatment of advanced oesophageal cancer (KEYNOTE-590): a randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 study. Lancet 2021; 398: 759—71—The appendix of this Article has been corrected as of Nov 18, 2021.

TASS (2021-11-20). Russia to produce 2 bln doses of vaccines against coronavirus next year, minister says. tass.com The official reported that over 100 mln sets of vaccines have entered civilian circulation…

Author Blank (2021-11-20). 'Cuban socialist revolution's example is due to its working people's strength'. themilitant.com The remarks below by Mary-Alice Waters, on behalf of the Socialist Workers Party, were made at a Nov. 10 meeting of opponents of the U.S. government embargo of Cuba held at the Cuban Mission to the United Nations in New York City. Pedro Pedroso, Cuba's ambassador to the U.N., addressed the event, followed by Waters and several other participants. | First of all, I'd like to thank Ambassador Pedroso, Ambassador [Yuri] Gala, and all the compañeros here at the Cuban Mission to the United Nations. | To thank you for this opportunity to share our determination to stand together in face of this phase of Washington's mo…

_____ (2021-11-20). String of Pearls: Yemen Could Be the Arab Hub of the Maritime Silk Road. strategic-culture.org By Pepe ESCOBAR | The usual suspects tried everything against Yemen. | First, coercing it into 'structural reform.' When that didn't work, they instrumentalized takfiri mercenaries. They infiltrated and manipulated the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), ISIS. They used US drones and occasional marines. | And then, in 2015, they went Total Warfare: a UN-backed rogue coalition started bombing and starving Yemenis into submission — with barely a peep from the denizens of the 'rules-based international order.' | The coalition — House of Saud, Qatar, UAE, US, UK — for all p…

Alex Bainbridge (2021-11-20). Photos: Don't fall for far right lies: vaccines save lives. greenleft.org.au Photos by Alex Bainbridge from the Brisbane counter protest against the anti-vaccination rally on November 20.

Ajamu Baraka (2021-11-20). COP26: greenwashing and Plutocratic misadventures. mronline.org COP26 reaffirmed what has been obvious from the beginning: the Northern colonial and capitalist states most responsible for creating the climate crisis are unwilling to place people before profits in order to address the planet's looming ecological collapse and humanitarian catastrophe.

WSWS (2021-11-20). COVID patient in California dies after maggots found in mouth and nose. wsws.org A woman recovering from COVID-19 at South Coast Global Medical Center in Santa Ana passed away only days after family members found her in a state of neglect, discovering maggots in her mouth and nose.

WSWS (2021-11-20). New video shows Pennsylvania police killing 19 year old who was trying to surrender. wsws.org The footage contradicts the "suicide by cop" narrative put forward by the Monroe County district attorney's office and the state police.

WSWS (2021-11-20). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org Striking Chinese taxi drivers demand lower contract fees; 95,000 Maharashtra state transport workers continue strike; Around 50,000 paramedical professionals protest in Sri Lanka; New Zealand rail workers vote for national strike.

MEE, agencies (2021-11-20). Sudan coup: Death toll of anti-coup protests rises to 40. middleeasteye.net Sudan coup: Death toll of anti-coup protests rises to 40 | Protests have been violently suppressed since the military took power in a coup last month | Sat, 11/20/2021 – 11: 29 | Sudanese anti-coup protesters gather in "Street 40" of the capital's twin city of Omdurman on 17 November 2021 (AFP) | The death toll in

Janine Jackson (2021-11-20). 'Moderna is trying to turn this people's vaccine into a rich people's vaccine'. mronline.org CounterSpin interview with Peter Maybarduk on NIH/Moderna patent…

Lise Alves (2021-11-20). [World Report] Brazilian scientists reject national award. thelancet.com 21 scientists have rejected one of Brazil's highest scientific honours, after President Bolsonaro vetoed two recipients. Lise Alves reports from Sà£o Paulo.

WSWS (2021-11-20). The 2021 Deere strike: Lessons for the working class. wsws.org If Deere workers did not win their full demands, it is not because they were defeated by the company, but because they were betrayed by the UAW.

Roger Kneebone, Will Houstoun, Natasha Houghton (2021-11-20). [Perspectives] Medicine, magic, and online performance. thelancet.com COVID-19 has transformed clinical practice; online consultation has become a daily reality for many doctors and clinicians have had to rethink what it means to perform. Patient-centred consulting requires the integration of knowledge, technical skill, and expert communication. This integration is partly achieved through performance. Yet clinical work is seldom framed in such terms within mainstream clinical curriculums. As part of the Royal College of Music—Imperial College London Centre for Performance Science, UK, our interdisciplinary research group investigates how skilled performers from diverse fields…

A Guest Author (2021-11-20). No Trans Liberation without Socialism and No Socialism without Trans Liberation! workers.org Statement by the LGBTQ+ Caucus of Workers World Party Second Annual Boston Trans Resistance March, June 12. The LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer+) Caucus of Workers World Party condemns the ongoing murders of transgender, Two-Spirit and gender-variant people. We reaffirm our solidarity with transgender, Two-Spirit and gender-variant people, as . . . |

WSWS (2021-11-20). 20,000 Northern California nurses and mental health staff conduct second 24-hour sympathy strike for Kaiser Permanente engineers. wsws.org Tens of thousands more workers would be on strike today if not for cancellation of a strike by the UNAC/UHCP in Southern California after the announcement of a sellout contract with the hospital chain.

Rachael Davies (2021-11-20). [Perspectives] Helen Milroy: pioneer in Indigenous and child mental health. thelancet.com In 1983, Helen Milroy became Australia's first Indigenous doctor to qualify medicine—a pivotal moment in the country's history. She never envisioned being a trailblazer, but her list of firsts in Australia includes being the first Indigenous psychiatrist and the first Indigenous Commissioner to the Australian Football League. Reflecting today as the Stan Perron Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Perth Children's Hospital and the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Co-Director of Embrace at Telethon Kids Institute, she says: "My passion is to make sure we get the best wellbeing and mental…

Seth Galinsky (2021-11-20). SWP pushes to go over 100% in books, fund 'Militant' drive. themilitant.com Less than a week is left in the drive to expand the readership of the Militant and With no end in sight to the dire impact of rising prices and with a number of strikes continuing against bosses' assaults on our wages and conditions, more wor…

WSWS (2021-11-20). House Democrats pass stripped-down social welfare bill with massive tax cut for the rich. wsws.org The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the tax windfall for the wealthy will cost the federal government $285 billion over the 10-year span covered by the bill, making it the second most costly item in the legislation.

Chengliang Yang, Hedi Zhao, Scott J Tebbutt (2021-11-20). [Correspondence] Long-term effects on survivors with COVID-19. thelancet.com The conditions that linger after recovery from COVID-19 are commonly referred to as the long-term effects of COVID-19 (long COVID). The risk for sequelae varies according to the severity of the initial acute SARS-CoV-2 infection.1…

WSWS (2021-11-20). Harvard Graduate Students Union averts second strike with last-minute tentative agreement. wsws.org The tentative agreement does not meet the union's already inadequate demands and would enforce an effective paycut.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-20). NAM and Nehru's Principled Stand. libya360.wordpress.com ND Jayaprakash One development that had a significant bearing on shaping a non-aligned policy was Nehru's visit to the United States in October 1949. The US administration timed the visit to coincide with the ascendancy of the Communist Party to power in China. According to Prof HW Brands of the University of Texas at Austin,…

New Atlas (2021-11-20). Thailand's Sufficiency Economy: Eliminating Poverty by Building Sustainable Wealth. newatlas.report Forward: This is an in-depth English language explanation of Thailand's New Theory and Sufficiency Economy principles, developed and promoted by King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama 9) across the nation to eliminate poverty and create local, sustainable wealth. These principles live on under his son, King Vajiralongkorn (King Rama 10), who continues to promote these principles …

Staff (2021-11-20). Spiky death: how long will Covid remain a threat? rt.com Covid-19 variants keep emerging in different parts of the world, causing experts to ask how long the pandemic will last, and how effective the current methods of protection really are. | Since the pandemic started in 2019, people have referred to the disease which has paralyzed the world simply as 'coronavirus'. Now, in 2021, when we talk about it, we mean not just the original variant, but also its numerous mutations. | Read more | | In May, the WHO decided to label the key vari…

Mike Walter (2021-11-20). The Heat: U.S. Opioid Epidemic. america.cgtn.com More than 100-thousand people have died in the United States from drug overdoses over the past year.

Jake Johnson (2021-11-20). COVID-19: Big Pharma's 'Obscene' Profits. orinocotribune.com By Jake Johnson — Nov 18, 2021 | Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech rake in millions an hour while refusing to share manufacturing recipes with low-income countries. | Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech — the makers of the two most successful coronavirus vaccines — are raking in a combined $65,000 in profits every minute as they refuse to share their manufacturing recipes with According to a new People's Vaccine All…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-11-20). CNE de Venezuela anuncia instalación del 99% de las mesas de votación. telesurtv.net "Los venezolanos y venezolanas deciden, y será en paz y de reencuentro del país", dijo la funcionaria electoral.

Staff (2021-11-20). Russia-NATO war over Ukraine is becoming increasingly unavoidable. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that the West isn't taking his country's "red lines" seriously and the US and its allies could be about to sleepwalk into a dangerous conflict with the world's largest nuclear power. | Red lines are about deterrence. The purpose of drawing them in the first place is to communicate crucial security interests and the severe consequences that would ensue if they were undermined. In essence, Moscow's ultimatums are intended to stop the West from making a dangerous miscalculation. | Deterrence rests on the three Cs: capability, credibility, and communication. Russia has t…

Fight Back (2021-11-20). Climate Justice Committee-MN: Statement on the COP 26 Summit. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Climate Justice Committee-MN. | The climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland ended with an agreement that leaves the earth on a disastrous track toward catastrophic warming and crisis. Once again, the interests of the fossil fuel companies, and wealthy countries were protected at the expense of most of the countries of the world. All the world, but particularly the Global South and island nations are already experiencing the most horrendous effects of climate change including floods, hurricanes, life threatening heat waves, food shortages and fire…

Staff (2021-11-20). Pentagon chief promises Arab allies it will counter Iran. rt.com Iran and its drones are a threat to US troops and allies in the Middle East, and Washington will work to deter it, the Pentagon chief told Gulf officials amid concerns that US forces are being realigned away from the region.

Peter Koenig (2021-11-20). The Final Solution. Full Digitization. "The QR Codification of the World" globalresearch.ca You have no idea what is or what will eventually be put on this QR-code. The goal is all your personal information, your complete health record, your bank accounts — just everything. But you wouldn't know. You cannot read what is on the QR-code.

MAMER (2021-11-20). Study on Electromagnetism of Vaccinated Persons. globalresearch.ca First published by Global …

Kenn Orphan (2021-11-20). Critical Race Theory Playing Out in Real Time. zcomm.org Only the ignorant or deliberately obtuse would not see how the system is set up to discriminate along racial boundaries, as well as class…

Makia Freeman (2021-11-20). Ten Things You Need to Know about the Experimental COVID mRNA Vaccines. globalresearch.ca With foresight, this article was published on January 13, 202 at the very outset of the Vaccine program. Experimental COVID Vaccines are coming to town, being rolled out worldwide as the transhumanistic New World Order (NWO) agenda dictates. This …

_____ (2021-11-20). Turkey and Iran, Friends or Foes? journal-neo.org Turkey and Iran, whose cooperation and potential conflict are closely intertwined despite the occasional disagreement and contradictory views on world events, are still trying to maintain a complex balance between themselves to prevent a significant escalation of tension. Indeed, any shift in the balance of power between these two critical poles in the Middle East …

Joel Richards (2021-11-20). Polarized presidential elections in Chile. america.cgtn.com Chileans head to the polls this weekend to vote in what have been described as the most polarized presidential elections in the country's history. Chile is still processing the protests of 2019 and the country's political map is set to be redrawn.

WSWS (2021-11-20). Southern California region still suffering effects of October oil spill. wsws.org Last month's oil spill released an estimated 25,000 gallons into the Pacific Ocean, directly affecting hundreds of thousands of coastal residents and doing massive damage to wildlife habitats in the region.

Susan Jaffe (2021-11-20). [World Report] Legal challenges threaten Biden's COVID-19 vaccine rule. thelancet.com Critics want to block a safety rule requiring employees of large companies to get vaccinated or be tested weekly for COVID-19 and wear masks. Susan Jaffe reports from Washington, DC.

a guest author (2021-11-20). 'We became visible' — a Sandinista's view on autonomy. workers.org By Johnny Hodgson The following is part two of a presentation given by Johnny Hodgson, Sandinista National Liberation Front's Political Secretary for the Autonomous Region of the South Caribbean (RACCS), on Oct. 6 in Managua, Nicaragua, to a U.S. delegation comprised of Coleen Littlejohn, Sara Flounders, Monica Moorehead, Joav Elinevsky . . . |

Christine Massey (2021-11-20). The Identity of the Virus: Health/ Science Institutions Worldwide "Have No Record" of SARS-COV-2 Isolation/Purification. globalresearch.ca First published by GR …

Brian Williams (2021-11-20). Moderna fights US gov't over patent and profits. themilitant.com Profit-driven bosses at Moderna have iced out of the main patent for its COVID-19 vaccine the scientists from the federal government's National Institutes of Health, which helped pay for and develop it. The fight over this patent exposes the dog-eat-dog morality of capitalism, where all so-called health care is a business organized primarily to maximize profits, not save lives. | Moderna filed for the patent in July, claiming the company invented the mRNA technology used in its vaccine. It entirely excluded the scientists from the federal agency's Vaccine Research Center who helped develop the genetic sequence th…

Staff (2021-11-20). Fauci comes up with new 'rule' to wear masks. rt.com White House health adviser Anthony Fauci was seen at an elite book party regularly taking his mask on and off, confusing many attendees. An author says Fauci explained to her why he chose to wear it around some and not others.

WSWS (2021-11-20). Inspector General report whitewashes role of senior Pentagon leadership during January 6 Trump coup. wsws.org The report denies that top officials held up the dispatching of troops, claiming the three-hour delay was "reasonable" even though rioters were overrunning the Capitol.

Chris Nineham (2021-11-20). Philosophers with no clothes: A Review of 'The War Against Marxism'. mronline.org Tony McKenna's new book is an important defence of Marxism, against thinkers who have confused and obscured its revolutionary core, argues Chris Nineham…

news.un (2021-11-20). Hot meals helping Haiti's children recover from the earthquake. news.un.org The children of families who were affected by the massive earthquake which devastated large parts of south-west Haiti in August this year are receiving free hot meals at school as part of an initiative by the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) to support the recovery of the country's most vulnerable communities.

Olivia Rosane (2021-11-20). More US residents than ever before understand climate crisis is real and dangerous. nationofchange.org There is a growing awareness that the extreme weather events of recent years are caused by the climate crisis, with an all-time high of 70 percent of people believing that global warming is impacting U.S. weather right now.

Richard Horton (2021-11-20). [Comment] Offline: The flies of our remorse. thelancet.com Eugene Richardson's Epidemic Illusions (2020) is subtitled On the Coloniality of Global Public Health. Although listed as the book's author, he prefers to describe himself as "a single node in a vast, interconnected net of support, mentoring, toleration, encouragement, inspiration, and generosity". He lists over 140 "other nodes"—individuals, organisations, and groups—to whom he owes a debt, with "the twin goals of epistemic reconstitution and improvement of human well-being". Although not a handbook explaining how to decolonise medicine and global health, Richardson has delivered what may be the firs…

Fight Back (2021-11-20). Tampa: Campaign to stop the new TPD Headquarters and City Center. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – The Tampa Bay Community Action Committee (TBAC) is celebrating the delay of plans by the Tampa City Council to build a new Tampa Police Department Headquarters in the majority-Black community of East Tampa. | The new Tampa Police Department Headquarters and City Center | The George Floyd Uprising of 2020 touched every part of the United States, and in its wake scored historic victories, such as the conviction and sentencing of killer cop Derek Chauvin to over 22 years in prison. However, when the people win there is a reaction from those in power. These new attacks even occur on the local level. In Ta…

WSWS (2021-11-20). Pseudo-left-backed candidate wins Teamsters presidency in election marked by historically low turnout. wsws.org The election of Sean O'Brien, a notorious right-wing thug with personal connections to the Biden administration, is not a victory for "democracy" in the Teamsters but corresponds with the needs of the discredited union bureaucracy.

Richard Seymour (2021-11-20). Should the left abandon the Green New Deal? zcomm.org There are serious questions to ask, but Aditya Chakrabortty's critique fails to convince…

teleSUR, MER (2021-11-20). Nicaragua califica a la OEA como un instrumento de EE.UU. telesurtv.net El diplomático afirmó que al denunciar la Carta de la OEA buscan "ponerle fin a una relación inamistosa, ofensiva e indignante para Nicaragua".

news.un (2021-11-20). First Person: 'Bridge the gap between indigenous youth and the world'. news.un.org Nadya Zafira, an international relations student at Indonesia's Gadjah Mada University, won a writing competition for her letter to UN chief António Guterres, in which she addressed the inequalities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how indigenous communities and youth are marginalized in global conversations on climate crisis.

Emma Johnson (2021-11-20). After woman's death abortion rights fight heats up in Poland. themilitant.com Tens of thousands took to the streets in Poland Nov. 5 to protest the government's extreme restrictions on the right to abortion. The actions in Warsaw, the capital, and other cities came after it became public that a 30-year-old pregnant woman identified only as Izabela had died of septic shock in September after doctors refused to end her pregnancy because the fetus still had a heartbeat. | Defenders of a woman's right to choose say her death is the result of the government's restrictions imposed in October last year by the Constitutional Court, Poland's highest judicial body. | Under the court ruling abortion…

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