Daily Archives: November 30, 2021

2021-11-30: News Headlines

Moderator (2021-11-30). Congress 'Asleep at the Switch' as Biden Continues Trump-Era Ploy to Privatize Medicare. scheerpost.com By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams A Trump-era pilot program that could result in the complete privatization of traditional Medicare in a matter of years is moving ahead under the Biden administration, a development that—despite its potentially massive implications for patients across the U.S.—has received scant attention from the national press or Congress. On Tuesday, a group of …

_____ (2021-11-30). 'Believing The Propaganda That The Government Follows The Law'. popularresistance.org Whistleblower David McBride faces life in prison for revealing war crimes in Afghanistan to the media. | Watch his story here. | David McBride, a former Australian military lawyer, tells journalist Michael West about alleged war crimes and a cover-up in Afghanistan. He faces trial for leaking hundreds of pages of defense force information to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (whose offices were then raided by federal police), offering insight on clandestine operations of Australia's elite special forces, including incidents of troops killing unarmed men and children.

Staff (2021-11-30). Headlines for November 30, 2021. democracynow.org World Health Organization Warns of "Very High" Risk Posed by Omicron Variant, Nurses Demand COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver; China Pledges 1 Billion Doses for Africa, Centers for Disease Control Strengthens Vaccine Booster Recommendation for Adults, Federal Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers in 10 States, Pentagon to Investigate U.S. Airstrike That Killed Dozens of Civilians in Syria, Iran Demands Sanctions Relief as Talks on Revived Nuclear Deal Resume in Vienna, Majority of Australian Parliament Workers Face Bullying, Sexual Harassment or Assault, Ghislaine Maxwell Sex Trafficking Trial Gets Und…

WSWS (2021-11-30). German government rejects lockdown despite spread of Omicron variant. wsws.org Last weekend alone, 80 people from Bavaria, Saxony and Thuringia were flown out to the north and west of the country by air force troop carriers for treatment.

Florence CGTN (2021-11-30). Renewed focus on international supply of vaccines. america.cgtn.com There's a renewed focus on the international supply of vaccines, especially since the Omicron variant of the coronavirus was first identified in South Africa. The WHO has been in prolonged discussions with Moderna over licensing its vaccine globally. And there's an ongoing dispute between the …

WSWS (2021-11-30). Markets bounce back after Omicron shock as governments decide to let it rip. wsws.org Notwithstanding the rebound, Friday's sharp fall again underscored the fragility of the entire financial system and its dependence on the flow of cheap money from the world's central banks.

WSWS (2021-11-30). G7 health ministers agree to do nothing over Omicron variant threat. wsws.org The Omicron variant has been detected in at least 17 countries, including five of the G7 nations. The US is one of the exceptions, likely due to its poor testing system.

teleSUR (2021-11-30). Omicron COVID-19 Variant Poses Downside Risks To US Economy. telesurenglish.net On Monday afternoon, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of the Omicron variant pose downside risks to U.S. employment and economic activity and increased uncertainty for inflation. | RELATED: | "Greater concerns about the virus could reduce people's willingness to work in person, which would slow progress in the labor market and intensify supply-chain disrup…

teleSUR (2021-11-30). WHO Assembly Seeks 'Pandemic Treaty' Amid Omicron Concerns. telesurenglish.net On Monday, a special session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) kicked off amid growing concerns over the latest Omicron coronavirus variant, where the participants aim to negotiate a new "pandemic treaty." | RELATED: | The WHA May session this year decided to set up a working group to consider the findings and recommendations of a number of panels and committees on global preparedness for and response to COVID-19 before starting t…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-30). Anti-Neoliberal Candidate Xiomara Castro Dominates Honduras' Presidential Election. orinocotribune.com With a significant advantage over the closest contender, Xiomara Castro has emerged as the likely next president of Honduras. With her victory the left will return to power in the Central American nation, 12 years after the US-backed coup against Manuel Zelaya. | Castro, wife of the deposed President Zelaya, has an advantage of more than 20 percentage points, according to the preliminary results published by Honduras' electoral authority, with over 50% of the votes counted. The socialist candidate registered 53.6% of the votes, or 959,381 votes, while in second place is Nasry Asfura, candidate of the incumbent Na…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-30). Historic win of Xiomara Castro ends 12 years of far-right rule in Honduras. peoplesdispatch.org Castro's victory, with an historic turnout of over 68%, would end a dozen years of conservative and neoliberal rule. She has called for a government of reconciliation, peace and justice…

Steve Sweeney (2021-11-30). Xiomara Castro declares victory in Honduran presidential election. peoplesworld.org

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-30). Los demócratas progresistas de la Cámara de Representantes quieren que el Senado agregue una reforma migratoria. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — Habiendo tropezado en la Cámara dirigida por los demócratas, los progresistas allí y otros partidarios de la reforma migratoria integral esperan que el Senado la inserte en la legislación Build Back Better del presidente demócrata Joe Biden. Sin embargo, hay dos problemas: la oposición republicana histriónica y racista, y el parlamentario del Senado, …

Sam Pizzigati (2021-11-30). What's That 'Surtax' Doing in Build Back Better? zcomm.org Congress may soon be delivering America's awesomely affluent an unpleasant tax-time surprise…

Marco I. Dávila C. (2021-11-30). Estados Unidos — Reforma migratoria: 35 años de pretextos. globalizacion.ca Decirle adiós a los pretextos y abrirle la puerta a la reforma migratoria. La reciente propuesta de reforma migratoria que ha sido enviada al Senado dentro del plan "Build Back Better" (BBB, Reconstruir Mejor) de Joe Biden, es una propuesta…

_____ (2021-11-30). Interview: Wife Of Venezuelan Diplomat 'Kidnapped' By The US. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, November 24, MintPress News Editor in Chief Mnar Adley sat down to speak with Camila Saab, the wife of imprisoned Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. | Saab was on a diplomatic mission to Iran in June 2020, where he was tasked with securing deals for food, medicine and personal protective equipment. His plane stopped off in Cabo Verde — a group of islands off the west coast of Africa — for a routine refueling. | He would never finish his journey, as, on orders from the United States government, local authorities stormed the vehicle, forcing him off the plane — an event that would begin…

Stewart Player (2021-11-30). Britain: Health and Care Bill — integration or imperialism? greenleft.org.au Britain's Health and Care Bill, which will undermine the country's National Health System, was effectively designed and fast-tracked by US insurer UnitedHealth, write Stewart Player and Bob Gill.

TJ Coles (2021-11-30). Backed by AFRICOM, corporations plunder DR Congo for "climate-friendly" materials and blame China. thegrayzone.com Cobalt, a key metallic element used in lithium batteries and other "green" technology, is sourced from slave labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the West points the finger at China, the US Africa Command is indirectly policing mining operations that profit US corporations. Ever since Belgium's King Leopold II (1835-1909) established the Congo Free State in 1885, international powers have exploited the region's vast resources. Leading a regime that went on to kill an estimated eight million people …

Michael Arney (2021-11-30). Working Families Party director, Sochie Nnaemaka, says her party gives voters a real choice. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK — Sochie Nnaemeka, the daughter of Nigerian immigrant parents, has been State Director of the New York Working Families Party since late 2019. With a resume full of both union and grassroots democratic organizing history, she has always labored for progressive electoral politics at city, state, and federal levels. Prior to her position …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-30). Top NLRB regional official orders re-run vote at Amazon warehouse in Alabama. peoplesworld.org BESSEMER, Ala.—Citing seven counts of Amazon labor law-breaking, mostly involving a giant mailbox for ballots set up before the front door of the firm's Bessemer, Ala., warehouse, a top National Labor Relations Board official has ordered a rerun unionization election vote there. The Nov. 29 decision by the agency's regional director for Georgia, Northern Alabama, …

WSWS (2021-11-30). What is the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership? wsws.org To understand the battle Kaiser workers face against both the company and the unions, it is necessary to review briefly the evolution of this incestous relationship.

_____ (2021-11-30). The Collapse of the US Submarine Fleet. journal-neo.org The submarine fleet has traditionally enjoyed the special favors of the top leaders in the United States. It is even known that in 1993 former US Vice President Al Gore made a trip to the Arctic aboard the USS Pargo nuclear submarine. According to The National Interest, the US Navy announced in December 2016 that …

_____ (2021-11-30). Washington is Caught Up in the Middle East. journal-neo.org Even though the US has been seeking to withdraw from the Middle East to relocate its sources to the Indo-Pacific region to tackle China's growing influence in Southeast Asia, extricating itself from a region the US has been dominating since the end of the Second World War has proved to be a lot harder than …

_____ (2021-11-30). Who Can Make an Atom Bomb Faster? Iran or Japan? journal-neo.org Tensions over the proliferation of nuclear weapons have recently increased significantly amid problems with the nuclear deal with Iran, of which one of the signatories to it, the United States, withdrew on the initiative of ex-President Donald Trump in 2018, and the current White House administration has so far unsuccessfully tried to restore it, but …

_____ (2021-11-30). Fighting The Inflation Profiteers. popularresistance.org In a time of high inflation, you hear a lot about companies "passing costs" on to customers. In order for companies to maintain their God-given right to earn a profit, they must raise prices to offset the cost of producing goods and getting them into peoples' hands. And thanks mostly to the hidden risk, exposed by the pandemic, of neoliberal gospels like just-in-time logistics, deregulation, and offshoring, prices really are going up. | But there's something else mixed in with this latest bout of inflation. Companies aren't just passing costs onto us. With corporations using inflation as a cover for raising their…

_____ (2021-11-30). India's Farmers Win On Many Fronts, Media Fails On All. popularresistance.org Farmers of all kinds, men and women — including from Adivasi and Dalit communities — played a crucial role in this country's struggle for freedom. And in the 75th year of our Independence, the farmers at Delhi's gates reiterated the spirit of that great struggle. | Prime Minister Modi has announced he is backing off and repealing the farm laws in the upcoming winter session of Parliament starting on the 29th of this month. He says he is doing so after failing to persuade 'a section of farmers despite best efforts'. Just a section, mind you, that he could not convince to accept that the three discredit…

_____ (2021-11-30). Line 3 Replacement Has Been Completed So Why Are Activists Still Camping Out? popularresistance.org Every few days, Jaike Spotted-Wolf walks over to a well near Camp Migizi to refill several five-gallon water containers. At the camp, where Spotted-Wolf is one of several matriarchs, there is no plumbing, no pipes and no faucets. Residents take turns getting water, which they need for basics such as cooking and showers. | The camp was — and is — one of several resistance camps formed to oppose Enbridge's now-completed Line 3 project, which replaced a corroding oil pipeline built in the 1960s with a new, larger pipeline. The pipeline runs through northern Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin. Nearly a mont…

_____ (2021-11-30). Protests Demanding Affordable Housing Surge In The Netherlands. popularresistance.org On Sunday, November 28, housing rights groups and other progressive sections in the Dutch city of Groningen marched under the banner #Woonstrijd to protest the acute housing crisis in the city. Various groups including Shelter Our Students (SOS), International Socialists Groningen, New Communist Party of the Netherlands (NCPN), Communist Youth Movement (CJB), RED Groningen, Young Socialists Groningen, Democratic Academy Groningen, Groningen Feminist Network, and others, participated in the march while adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols. The protesters demanded a radical housing policy from the authorities whic…

_____ (2021-11-30). These Tortilla Workers Walked Out And Won A Day Off Work. popularresistance.org Chicago —‚ÄâFood production workers at El Milagro, one of Chicago's most popular tortilla companies, join with community allies for a Day of the Dead vigil Nov. 2, 2021, in honor of five coworkers who died after contracting Covid-19 on the job. With candles and sugar skulls outside the company's flagship taqueria in the Little Village neighborhood on the city's Southwest Side, workers and supporters spoke about their ongoing standoff with management‚Äâ—‚Äâand their demands for justice on the job. | "We're here to remember our coworkers, friends and lo…

_____ (2021-11-30). Why Do Walmart, Amazon, Target And IKEA Have Such High Emissions? popularresistance.org As a congestion crisis continues to stall polluting container ships in ports around the world, there is a growing awareness of the role that international shipping plays in both the climate crisis and the public-health impacts of air pollution. | Released on Cyber Monday, a new report from Ship It Zero coalition members Stand.earth and Pacific Environment details the relationship between four major retailers that ship goods to the U.S. — Walmart, Amazon, Target and IKEA — and the fossil-fueled carrier companies that make that shipping possible. | "Major retail companies and cargo carriers are flush wi…

Ali Abunimah (2021-11-30). Help us defeat Israeli apartheid #GivingTuesday. electronicintifada.net 30 November 2021 | Where can we find hope for liberation and justice in Palestine when the odds are so stacked against us? | Monday was the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People — a day for speeches at the United Nations but, as usual, no action to hold Israel accountable for violating countless resolutions. | Britain chose that day to sign a new "Strategic Partnership" agreement with Israel, following the trend of many other Western and Arab governments that have recently tighten…

Angie Tibbs (2021-11-30). Move On: New Song from Mistahi Corkill. dissidentvoice.org Dissident Voice is delighted to publish the just released (November 2021) second song/video by Ottawa musician, Mistahi Corkill, entitled Move On, a follow-up to his stirring debut single Rome is Burning released in March of 2021. In an email from Mistahi on November 29, 2021 he talks about the song and the accompanying video: The …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-11-30). Project UATX: New Universities, Old Problems. dissidentvoice.org Among the motivations behind establishing a university is a desire to leave old ones. Old in tooth, depraved, decayed, the assumption is that a new institution will return to original purposes on the pretext that these are truly radical. This, on the face of it, is the purpose of The University of Austin (UATX) — …

Brittani Banks (2021-11-30). How Community Schools Are Helping a Hard-Hit City Dig Out of Tough Times. independentmediainstitute.org Days after the GE Transportation plant in Erie, Pennsylvania, announced a round of crippling layoffs in 2013, an employee was found hanging from a crane in "Building 20," according to the Erie Times-News. The image of a dead worker dangling from a crane in a dying factory seemed symbolic of a city going ever deeper …

C.J. Hopkins (2021-11-30). Pathologized Totalitarianism 101. dissidentvoice.org Triumph of the Will (1935) So, GloboCap has crossed the Rubicon. The final phase of its transformation of society into a pathologized-totalitarian dystopia, where mandatory genetic-therapy injections and digital compliance papers are commonplace, is now officially underway. On November 19, 2021, the government of New Normal Austria decreed that, as of February, experimental mRNA injections …

Greg Godels (2021-11-30). When Have We Seen This Before? dissidentvoice.org Fifty years ago, global capitalism came to a crossroads. The enormous costs of the US's long, costly Asian war produced great debt and pressure on the gold-backed US dollar. The imperialist alliance with Israel brought a disruptive, unprecedented boycott on the part of the oil-producing nations resisting Israel's occupation of Arab territories. Intense competition between …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-30). Libya: Protesters Gather in Sebha in Support of Saif Qaddafi, Demanding Free and Fair Elections and an Impartial Judiciary. libya360.wordpress.com The People of Ghat Protest Before the Court in Sebha, Demanding Independence and Impartiality of the Judiciary The people of Ghat confirmed that there are those who want to occupy the country and restore colonialism again, and who threaten to divide the country according to the interests of the international powers. This came during a…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-30). Libya: Where Fortune Favors the Corrupt Who Control Wealth and Arms. libya360.wordpress.com Protesters Gather in Sebha in Support of Saif Qaddafi, Demanding Free and Fair Elections and an Impartial Judiciary The electoral scene in Libya leaves no room for optimism for a better future in the foreseeable future. The main actors in the course of events are armed force on the ground, political money, and abuse of…

Karen Conner (2021-11-30). Preview: What to Look for in the November Jobs Report. cepr.net We still have a large amount of sorting taking place as workers switch jobs and employers compete to find workers. This is largely a positive picture for workers, but this sorting process will likely continue well into 2022.

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-30). The IMF and Special Drawing Rights: Saving Lives, Backlash and Attempted Coup, and Structural Reform. cepr.net This was a speech delivered at the Arise Festival of Labour's Left Ideas on Saturday, November 17.

Matthew J.L. Ehret (2021-11-30). COP26 and Pope Francis' Greening of Christianity. dissidentvoice.org Amidst the early days of the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, Pope Francis made several accolades to world leaders and the entire global Catholica community alike to take bold action in the face of anthropogenic climate change and drastically alter our entire system of values towards a new order. Referring to the COP21 Paris Accords, the …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-30). Belgian organizations protest spike in violence against women. peoplesdispatch.org According to a recent report by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), partner violence in families has shot up during the COVID-19 pandemic. 18 femicides have been recorded in Belgium since the beginning of 2021…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-30). Global nurses coalition demands investigation against COVID-19 criminals. peoplesdispatch.org Nurses from 28 countries have filed a complaint in the UN alleging human rights violations by EU, UK, Norway, Switzerland, and Singapore for 'the loss of countless lives' in the pandemic.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-30). Hey Israel, leave the six alone: Roger Waters. peoplesdispatch.org On the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad discuss Israel's bid to brand human rights organizations as terrorists and its attack on every aspect of Palestinian life…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-30). Seven day march in defense of democracy concludes in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org March for the Homeland reached the Bolivian city of La Paz on November 29 after covering a distance of more than 180km over seven days. Over a million people had joined the march by the time it reached La Paz. The demonstration was organized in defense of democracy, in support of President Luis Arce's gov't, and in rejection of the recent destabilization attempts promoted by the far-right opposition sectors.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-30). Strike action in Clover South Africa enters second week, unions contemplate occupation. peoplesdispatch.org Demanding an end to retrenchments that could see over 2,000 job losses, unions have called on the South African government to take over Clover SA, the largest employer in the country's dairy industry…

PSL Asheville (2021-11-30). Activists bring message of climate justice to Asheville Holiday Parade. liberationnews.org "We don't wanna take away from a good time, but we do want to take the opportunity to help people understand that there is a climate emergency in this world that we live in," said Ken Jones, a local organizer interviewed by Liberation.

rebekah (2021-11-30). Columbia's Student Workers Fight for a Fair Contract. inequality.org

Reinaldo Iturriza (2021-11-30). The Battle of Ideas and the War of Interpretations. orinocotribune.com -By Reinaldo Iturriza | There is a certain bitterness which I perceive amongst those wishing to direct the the current debate concerning the implications of Venezuela's most recent elections. These official spokespersons—and, most pointedly, certain commentators—exhibit the vague uneasiness of those who aspire to monopolize the truth and struggle to tolerate conflicting perspectives. | It's something, and I must stress this, which can be widely identified across Venezuela's political spectrum. That is to say, apart from being vague, this uneasiness can be found in all corners of Venezuela's political…

Staff (2021-11-30). Supreme Court Orders CNE to Suspend Vote Recount in Barinas & Hold New Election in January. orinocotribune.com Caracas, November 30, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com)—This Monday, November 29, Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) Electoral Chamber issued a ruling requesting that the elections for governor in Barinas state be redone in January. Some analysts interpret that the ruling also stipulates that opposition (MUD) candidate Freddy Superlano is ineligible to hold public office, according to a comptroller's office administrative decision from August 17 of this year. | On Sunday, November 21, a few hours after regional and municipal elections were held in Venezuela, National Electoral Council (CNE) president, Pedro…

Survival International (2021-11-30). Uncontacted Tribe's Land Invaded and Destroyed for Beef Production. dissidentvoice.org A recent overflight has revealed large-scale cattle ranching inside the Piripkura territory, a blatant violation of a new Land Protection Order. © Rogério Assis/ISA New overflight photos have revealed that the land of one of the world's most vulnerable uncontacted tribes is being illegally invaded and destroyed for beef production. The land invasion now underway …

Tim Wheeler (2021-11-30). Celebrate Jarvis Tyner by giving to one of his favorite causes: People's World. peoplesworld.org

Olivia Rosane (2021-11-30). Walmart, Amazon, Target, IKEA shipping emissions play role in climate crisis. peoplesworld.org As a congestion crisis continues to stall polluting container ships in ports around the world, there is a growing awareness of the role that international shipping plays in both the climate crisis and the public health impacts of air pollution. Released on Cyber Monday, a new report from Ship It Zero coalition members Stand.earth and Pacific Environment details the relationship …

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-11-30). Shell oil plans to blast South African coastline in search for oil and gas. nationofchange.org Shell's oil and gas exploration on South Africa's Wild Coast will be destructive for people and nature. The best way to mitigate the effects of seismic blasting is NOT TO DO IT!!

Phil Mattera (2021-11-30). Biden administration is cracking down on corporate recidivists. nationofchange.org The Justice Department is ramping up efforts to fight corporate crime, which is particularly bad news for repeat offenders.

Yader Lanuza (2021-11-30). Sandinistas Won a Landslide Victory Not Through Fraud But Because They Uplifted Nicaragua's Poor and Defeated Intervention Efforts Including the 2018 U.S. Backed Coup Attempt. covertactionmagazine.com The Working Class Explains…and Debunks Common Lies As predicted by multiple polls, the Sandinistas, led by Daniel Ortega, won a …

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-11-30). Australia Served US Interests as Anti-China Riots Gripped the Solomon Islands. asia-pacificresearch.com

_____ (2021-11-30). Too Many Governments Have No Sympathy for Destitute, Despairing Refugees. strategic-culture.org The world is at risk of having future generations suffering from routine endorsement of governments devoid of decency, morality and simple humanity. | The world has many crises, and probably the most heart-rending is that of desperately miserable refugees who have been forced to flee from their homes. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, is a saintly body and does its best to care for those it can access. Its latest

WSWS (2021-11-30). The case of Nemi El-Hassan: German television channel sacks critical journalist. wsws.org Despite support from‚ÄÜhundreds of celebrities, including the former Israeli ambassador to Germany Avi Primor and the renowned historian and anti-Semitism expert Moshe Zimmermann, nothing could save El-Hassan.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-11-30). Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Why Do We Need a 24/7 Economy? warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. When it came to work and the pandemic, you could say that I led the way. By the time it struck, I had left my job as an editor in publishing and had been working at home for …

Florence CGTN (2021-11-30). 2021 World Table Tennis Championships wraps up in Houston. america.cgtn.com China has reigned supreme at the World Table Tennis Championships in Houston, Texas — taking gold in 4 out of 5 categories. And while the mixed China-U.S. teams didn't make it to the finals — history was made nonetheless.

Barry Sheppard (2021-11-30). United States: Organisers of the 2017 attacks in Charlottesville go on trial. greenleft.org.au The civil trial of the organisers of the racist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, where counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed and 19 others seriously injured, resulted in a partial victory, writes Barry Sheppard.

Owen Fairclough (2021-11-30). White House holds Cyber Monday talks with U.S. retailers. america.cgtn.com Leading U.S. retailers were back at the White House this Monday asking for help to ease the global supply chain crisis. Cyber Monday has become a critical sales date, with shoppers chasing bargains after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend setting records in recent years. But …

WSWS (2021-11-30). COVID-19 infects Sri Lankan schools: Stop sacrificing the lives of students and teachers! wsws.org The Rajapakse government rushed to reopen schools not out of concern for the education of children but to defend capitalist profits.

teleSUR (2021-11-30). Brazil To Remove Barriers To The Use Of Sputnik V Vaccine. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Brazil's Foreign Affairs Ministry Carlos Franca indicated that his country will use the Sputnik V vaccine as soon as the World Health Organization (WHO) approves it. | RELATED: | "We must bring positions between our regulatory agencies to withdraw the current demand," he said after a meeting with the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry Sergey Lavrov, with whom he signed a diplomatic consultation agreement that…

Marco Teruggi (2021-11-30). Chavismo Consolidates its Power in the Face of a Divided Opposition. orinocotribune.com By Marco Teruggi — Nov 23, 2021 | Chavismo won in last week's regional elections. This is demonstrated by the national political map which, in terms of governorships, now shows 20 states in the hands of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and three in the hands of different opposition forces, an irreversible landscape with the exception of the state of Barinas, which, in the afternoon hours of Monday was still under final count. 20 state capitals also remained in the hands of Chavismo and, out of the total of 335 mayoralties at stake, the PSUV won in 205 of them, a figure still in the process of b…

Staff (2021-11-30). Get Off Our Territory: Wet'suwet'en Land Defenders Condemn Canadian Police Raid on Pipeline Protest. democracynow.org Canadian police continue to arrest Indigenous land defenders blocking construction of Coastal GasLink, a 400-mile pipeline that would carry natural gas through Wet'suwet'en land. Police arrested two people Monday for blockading an access road, less than two weeks after arresting more than 30 in a violent raid on Coyote Camp and elsewhere that ended a 56-day blockade of a drilling site. We get an update from Wet'suwet'en land defender Molly Wickham, also known as Sleydo', just released from jail. "This is the third time they have come in and raided Wet'suwet'en territory," says Wickham. "We've never signed any doc…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-11-30). Prestigious Weaponry Expert Censored. zcomm.org Their agenda is clear in trying to poison the debate about Syria and defame dedicated scientists like Postol whose research casts important light on the deceptions underlying U.S. policy…

teleSUR (2021-11-30). 'Barbados Sets Its Compass In A New Direction': Sandra Mason. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Governor Sandra Mason swore as the first Barbadian president and officially ended her country's association with the British Crown, which had been ruling even though Barbadians gained their independence in 1966. | RELATED: | "Today, we set our compass in a new direction. Debate and discourse have finally turned into actions," Mason stated, stressing that Barbadians will be able to make the most of their soverei…

WSWS (2021-11-30). Fracturing Australian government effectively closes down parliament. wsws.org Staggering from crisis to crisis, the government is anxious to avoid any parliamentary debate that would further expose the rifts tearing it apart.

Moderator (2021-11-30). Win for Alabama Workers as NLRB Orders New Union Vote After Amazon's Alleged Misconduct. scheerpost.com ( By Jessica Corbett / In a victory for e…

WSWS (2021-11-30). Michigan COVID-19 hospitalizations hit new pandemic record. wsws.org Hospitalizations of those infected with coronavirus reached a record high of 4,185 people across the state of Michigan on Monday.

WSWS (2021-11-30). Tennessee governor enacts reactionary legislation aimed at forcing the population to "live with the virus" wsws.org Republican Governor Bill Lee signed a bill earlier this month which bans mask mandates and provides unemployment benefits to those refusing employer-mandated vaccination against COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-11-30). GMB union promotes below inflation pay deal ending Sheffield UK refuse workers dispute. wsws.org The sellout in Sheffield is in line with the GMB's role in curbing rising opposition across the UK among refuse workers.

John Smith (2021-11-30). More job cuts on the way for Victorian university staff. greenleft.org.au After a year of job cuts, Federation University has just announced a restructure of its academic portfolio, which will make teaching and learning harder. John Smith reports.

John Bellamy Foster (2021-11-30). 'Marxism, Ecology and the Climate Crisis' — John Bellamy Foster. mronline.org In the week before the COP26 international summit, John Bellamy Foster analyzed the climate emergency and how we can achieve climate justice.

_____ (2021-11-30). Knives Out for Boris Johnson the Cartoon Prime Minister. strategic-culture.org Johnson's irredeemable clownish antics are being seen as an election loser and Britain's Conservative party is notoriously ruthless when it comes to pushing lame leaders out the window, Finian Cunningham writes. | The con-job that is Boris Johnson looks to have run its course as the British Conservative party draws the knives to get rid of this bungling prime minister. | The griping and backstabbing from Tory parliamentarians is shredding Johnson's leadership authority. Even normally supportive British media have become openly derisive about his increasingly shambolic performance. | For several weeks now, Johnson…

WSWS (2021-11-30). SEP electoral members oppose Australian governments' dangerous COVID-19 reopening drive. wsws.org "This disease is not to be taken lightly. We need to find a way to eradicate it."

Anand Naidoo (2021-11-30). The Heat: Iran nuclear talks. america.cgtn.com Can the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal be revived from the brink of collapse? | We'll bring you the latest on the new round of talks in Vienna.

Barry Sheppard (2021-11-30). The US is destroying the people of Afghanistan. greenleft.org.au When the United States left Afghanistan in August it also froze almost all foreign aid to the country. Now, Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe, writes Barry Sheppard.

Elaine Meyer (2021-11-30). How Gen Z Is Fighting Back Against Big Tech. zcomm.org Many in this generation are aware of what they have lost by having grown up on social media, so they're logging off and working to create a safer, healthier future…

teleSUR (2021-11-30). Ecuadorean President Lasso Enforces IMF-Style Tax Reform. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso mandated into law a controversial tax reform bill aimed at raising US$1.9 billion over the next two years. | RELATED: | "The bill takes effect by mandate of the Constitution," the Presidency's Communication Secretariat said in a statement, adding that enacting the law "means building a new path towards the country's recovery and generating jobs." | The bill was submitted…

Jim McIlroy (2021-11-30). Vale Stuart Macintyre, historian of Australian communism. greenleft.org.au Stuart Macintyre was a major contributor to the history of Australian communism and played an important role in documenting the history of the left and labour movement, writes Jim McIlroy.

WSWS (2021-11-30). Chinese study warns ending zero-COVID policy could lead to over 600,000 daily infections. wsws.org The report conservatively estimates that if China followed the US "herd immunity" policy the number of daily cases would exceed 637,000, and the daily tally of serious cases would be more than 22,000, quickly overloading the country's health system.

WSWS (2021-11-30). UK: University and College Union shuts down remaining further education college strikes. wsws.org At five out of the 15 colleges that were meant to strike starting in September, the UCU reached deals with the employers before the strike began.

WSWS (2021-11-30). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Farmworkers in Sonora state rebelled against terrible working conditions and seized control of a migrant camp. Transit workers in Buenos Aires staged a wildcat strike demanding a wage increase and year-end bonuses.

Charles Lenchner (2021-11-30). Reflections On This Year's Palestine Day — By A Former Israeli Refusenik. zcomm.org 34 years ago, I was part of a group of young Israelis who refused to enforce the Occupation in Palestine while in uniform. What brought me to that point?

WSWS (2021-11-30). Chinese study warns ending zero-COVID policy would be "a great disaster" wsws.org The report conservatively estimates that if China followed the US "herd immunity" policy the number of daily cases would exceed 637,000, and the daily tally of serious cases would be more than 22,000, quickly overloading the country's health system.

Ari Paul (2021-11-30). AOC's District Has Opinions. zcomm.org Her ability to capture the limelight makes it easy to suggest she isn't the working-class defender she says she is. But again and again, these attacks fall flat under scrutiny…

WSWS (2021-11-30). Official documents expose Australian government's complicity in the torture of Assange. wsws.org The Australian authorities did nothing when they were repeatedly told that Assange's life was in danger.

Global Research News (2021-11-30). Selected Articles: 13 Year-old Canadian Girl Took the COVID-19 Vaccine. "Try Not to Cry, Her Heart Stopped and Now She Is in Critical Condition" globalresearch.ca By In an exclusive interview w…

Editor2 (2021-11-30). Washington's Lackeys and the Elections in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Verbena Córdula — Nov 27, 2021 | Despite the fact that independent international observers have confirmed and revealed that the elections that took place in Venezuela were exemplary, the establishment insists on stigmatising the Bolivarian country through articles that seek to cast suspicion on the electoral process in that country. | It is truly regrettable how some groups think they own the world and want to impose their worldview, even if they harm millions of people, as is the case of the Venezuelan population, which for years has been sacrificed by the arrogance of those who cannot stand the struggle…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-11-30). Dove ci porta l'asse Roma-Parigi. globalresearch.ca Il Trattato del Quirinale promosso dal presidente della Repubblica Mattarella, firmato il 26 novembre dal presidente del Consiglio Draghi e dal presidente della Repubblica Macron, è un trattato politico a 360 gradi con cui Italia e Francia ´s'impegnano a sviluppare …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-30). Women's marchers to encircle High Court after justices hear anti-abortion demands. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—They don't expect half a million people—as they got the day after misogynist and racist Donald Trump took over the presidency—but the Women's March will return to Washington, again, to literally ring the Supreme Court on Dec. 1. That day, two hours after the justices hear oral arguments on Mississippi's abortion curbs, the march leaders …

Dominic Ruck Keene (2021-11-30). Grace period in a time of Covid. ukhumanrightsblog.com In R (Babbage) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 2995 (Admin), the Claimant applied for judicial review, claiming that his immigration detention from 27 February 2020 to 29 April 2021 had been unlawful and/or that there was a public law error relating to the delay in the provision of s.4 …

Editor2 (2021-11-30). North Korea: Beyond US Propaganda. orinocotribune.com By Charles McKelvey — Nov 26, 2021 | The DPRK's struggle for independence and unification | The International Manifesto Group sponsored on November 21 a Webinar on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, seeking to look beyond the Western stereotypes of the East Asian nation as totalitarian, economically bankrupt, and a threat to world peace. | The International Manifesto Group, panelist Derek Ford observed, is indicative of a trend in the academic left, which he characterized as the emergence of "anti-Marxist Marxists." He noted that when neoliberalism emerged, Marxists and other leftists looked at neoli…

Prasad S Kulkarni, Chandrasekaran Padmapriyadarsini, Johan Vekemans, Ashish Bavdekar, Madhu Gupta, Praveen Kulkarni, B S Garg, Nithya J Gogtay, Muralidhar Tambe, Sanjay Lalwani, Kiranjit Singh, Renuka Munshi, Sushant Meshram, T S Selvavinayagam, Krishna Pandey, Devi Madhavi Bhimarasetty, S R Ramakrishnan, Chetanraj Bhamare, Abhijeet Dharmadhikari, Rajeev Vadakkedath, Cyrille J Bonhomme, Madhuri Thakar, Swarali N Kurle, Elizabeth J Kelly, Manish Gautam, Nivedita Gupta, Samiran Panda, Balram Bhargava, Umesh Shaligram, Dhananjay Kapse, Bhagwat Gunale, COVISHIELD Study Group (2021-11-30). A phase 2/3, participant-blind, observer-blind, randomised, controlled study to assess the safety and immunogenicity of SII-ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (COVID-19 vaccine) in adults in India. thelancet.com SII-ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 has a non-inferior immune response compared to AZD1222 and an acceptable safety/reactogenicity profile. Pharmacovigilance should be maintained to detect any safety signals.

Javier Tolcachier (2021-11-30). América Latina y el Caribe: Una lectura optimista entre olas y vendavales. globalizacion.ca La pandemia mundial profundizó las condiciones de precariedad de las mayorías, generadas por la financiarización capitalista y mostró cruelmente las carencias y desigualdades producidas por el orden neoliberal, atenuadas apenas en algunos lugares por sistemas sociales de contención de carácter…

Ashique Ali T (2021-11-30). The Indian Farmers' Movement Has Shattered Narendra Modi's Strongman Image. zcomm.org After a yearlong battle, Indian farmers have forced Narendra Modi to repeal his neoliberal farm laws. The movement that took on Modi and won is a powerful blow against India's ruling Hindu nationalists…

Jake Johnson (2021-11-30). Number of Covid boosters given in US exceeds single shots in 8 African nations combined. nationofchange.org "Our leaders' failure to help bring the vaccines to everyone, everywhere will keep us on a cruel and never-ending cycle of illness, death, and economic suffering."

Staff (2021-11-30). As NATO Weighs Expansion in Eastern Europe, Russia Amasses Military on Ukraine Border. democracynow.org As U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in Latvia for a meeting of NATO foreign secretaries, is war on the horizon? The meeting comes as tension continues to mount between Russia and Ukraine, while how to resolve the countries' differences remains an open question. Russia has reportedly amassed 100,000 troops on its border with Ukraine, and aggressions have also recently intensified in eastern Ukraine between Moscow-backed separatists and government forces. "Russia is just trying to send a message of its absolutely inflexible opposition to NATO membership for Ukraine and is also trying to extract conces…

WSWS (2021-11-30). Disrupt Texts' assault on Shakespeare and other classics: Money, ignorance and social backwardness. wsws.org The #Disrupt Texts website is a pernicious advocate of displacing Shakespeare and other significant figures and works, including F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

WSWS (2021-11-30). Australia: NSW teachers to hold one-day strike on December 7. wsws.org The stoppage reflects widespread anger over soaring workloads, stagnant wages and the dangerous reopening of the schools, all of which have been enforced by the unions.

WSWS (2021-11-30). Partial lockdown in Slovakia and Czech Republic following record COVID-19 infections. wsws.org After a partial lockdown had already been imposed in Austria, stricter measures and contact restrictions were also imposed in Slovakia and the Czech Republic last week.

WSWS (2021-11-30). Quebec government left seniors' homes unprotected at start of COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org "It's not just science that decides," said Quebec's director of public health, Horacio Arruda, in defense of the government's policy of putting profits before human lives.

WSWS (2021-11-30). #Disrupt Texts' assault on Shakespeare and other classics: Money, ignorance and social backwardness. wsws.org The #Disrupt Texts website is a pernicious advocate of displacing Shakespeare and other significant figures and works, including F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

WSWS (2021-11-30). Biden's message to Wall Street: Mass death will not interfere with corporate profits. wsws.org In his statement Monday, the US president delivered a message to the financial markets that nothing will stand in the way of boosting the profits and wealth of the super-rich.

David Swanson (2021-11-30). Reflecting on the Dawn of Everything. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, November 30, 2021 The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow is, I think, a terrific contribution to human knowledge and guide to pursuing more of the same — as well as a notable accomplishment for the Davids of the world, who …

WSWS (2021-11-30). Pregnant women endangered by "herd immunity" policy and conflicting official advice on COVID-19. wsws.org Saiqa Parveen and Samantha Willis are two of the 13 pregnant or postpartum women killed by COVID-19 just since July in Britain.

Jason Ditz (2021-11-29). Saudi Coalition Kills Over 90 Houthis in Maarib Airstrikes. news.antiwar.com Though there are not always daily casualty reports out of Yemen's contested city of Maarib, that fight is still ongoing. On Friday, 16 strikes were reported around the contested province in the 24 hour period, and 12 military vehicles were claimed destroyed. The Houthis have not commented on the matter. | The Houthis have taken the vast majority of the Maarib Province in an offensive that has been ongoing since February. Maari…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-29). Epidemiologist: New Variant Omicron Can Be Milder Than Delta But More Dangerous Due To Transmissibility And Immune Escape. moguldom.com The new omicron variant of covid-19 has governments, medical experts and researchers scrambling to learn more so they can try and contain it. Many countries have implemented travel bans at record pace and are ramping up vaccination efforts. Some say omicron is a milder variant of the coronavirus, but one epidemiologist says now is not …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-29). New Variant Case In Belgium Has No Links To Countries In Southern Africa. moguldom.com Belgium became the first European country to detect a confirmed case of the new variant of covid-19, which has been labeled Omicron, on Friday, Nov. 26. However, the country's case has no links to Southern African countries according to a report. "The patient infected with B.1.1.529 [the scientific name for omicron] is a young adult …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-29). On Omicron and Cuban Vaccines: What Big Pharma Doesn't Want You to Know. libya360.wordpress.com Mision Verdad All for profit, there is news that Big Pharma probably doesn't want you to know (Photo: Andrea Velázquez / El Ceo) Omicron (the Greek letter O) is the latest buzzword, and one that sounds both like an obituary and an apocalypse, which means more global panic in the midst of a pandemic that…

Staff (2021-11-29). Countries close borders to foreigners amid Omicron fears. rt.com Japan will close its border to foreign nationals, including business travelers and students from Tuesday, marking one of the most severe responses to the emergence of Omicron. Israel shut its borders from midnight on Sunday. | Speaking on Monday, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced the imminent closure of the border to non-Japanese nationals from Tuesday. "This is a preventive, emergency measure to avoid a worst-case scenario," Kishida told reporters at the Prime Minister's office. | The measures apply to all foreign nationals with the exception of those who are residents of Japan. "These are temporary, exc…

WSWS (2021-11-29). Biden administration to America: Prepare to die from COVID-19. wsws.org Amid the deepening surge of the Delta variant in the US and the growing spread of the Omicron variant globally, White House Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci explicitly opposed a strategy aimed at eliminating and eradicating COVID-19.

teleSUR (2021-11-29). UK Summons G7 Health Ministers Over COVID-19 Variant Omicron. telesurenglish.net The UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that "an urgent meeting of G7 health ministers will be convened" later on Monday "to discuss the developments on Omicron," a new variant of the coronavirus. | RELATED: | The gathering comes after a third Omicron case was recently confirmed in Britain, when an individual tested positive after traveling to London. | The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA…

teleSUR (2021-11-29). Russia Starts Developing a Vaccine for the New Omicron Variant. telesurenglish.net Russia is currently working on a vaccine against the new variant of Covid-19, which has alarmed governments worldwide. | RELATED: | Russia's Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology announced that the "Sputnik V" vaccine against the Omicron variant would probably be ready for massive production in no more than eight weeks. | The center declared it had started work in the new version of his vacc…

Staff (2021-11-29). Headlines for November 29, 2021. democracynow.org South Africa Blasts Travel Bans As Countries Race to Curb Spread of Omicron Variant, Federal Govt Sends Health Workers to Michigan, Which Leads U.S. COVID Surge, Jury Finds Ahmaud Arbery's Three White Killers Guilty of Murder, Shipwreck Kills 27 Refugees in Largest Recorded Tragedy in English Channel, Opposition Leader Xiomara Castro Claims Victory After Record Turnout in Honduras Election, Ukraine's Zelensky Says He is Target of Imminent Coup as Allies Warn of Possible Russian Invasion, High Death Toll Reported as Ethiopian Soldiers Press Offensive in Afar Region, Oil Well Rupture Leaves Niger Delta Residents Hu…

WSWS (2021-11-29). Omicron detected in Australia as governments reject safety measures. wsws.org Australian governments, like their counterparts internationally, are insisting that the new variant must not disrupt the profit-driven drive to lift all safety restrictions.

Ann Brown (2021-11-29). What Is An Escape Variant? What Scientists Are Saying About Whether Current Vaccines Will Work Against New Variant. moguldom.com Just as we seem to get closer to achieving a new normal in dealing with the coronavirus, another challenge pops up. Scientists and the medical industry are scrambling to deal with delta, omicron and the looming escape variant. Drugmakers are looking to see if current vaccines will combat the new variants. Escape variants are different …

Isabella Arria (2021-11-29). Omicron, la variante de la COVID-19 que pone a temblar al mundo… y a los mercados. globalizacion.ca La confirmación de una nueva variante del coronavirus, bautizada como Omicron y detectada en Sudáfrica prendió todas las luces de alarma en el mundo, estremeció los mercados bursátiles y derrumbó los precios de las materias primas industriales, entre ellas el…

WSWS (2021-11-29). Scientists call for urgent action to save lives as Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads globally. wsws.org The rapid spread of the new variant has been greeted with passivity by governments around the world, which have rejected the closures of schools and nonessential businesses even as the current surge of the Delta variant has led to record COVID-19 cases.

Staff (2021-11-29). Omicron variant poses 'very high' global risk — WHO. rt.com The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned countries to brace for the new Omicron Covid variant, urging them to boost vaccination for vulnerable groups. | The WHO released a technical brief on Omicron, which was classified as a variant of concern (VOC) on Friday. "The overall global risk related to the new VOC Omicron is assessed as very high," the brief said. | The agency described Omicron as a variant with a high number of mutations, some of which "may be associated with immune escape potential and higher transmissibility." At the same time, the WHO noted that there are "still considerable uncertainties"

WSWS (2021-11-29). Autoworkers speak on COVID-19 dangers as case numbers surge across Michigan and US Midwest. wsws.org Autoworkers spoke to the WSWS about the threat posed by the rise in cases, even as the discovery of the Omicron variant underscores the impossibility of "living with the virus."

teleSUR (2021-11-29). Travel Bans Due To Omicron To Affect South African Economy. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Premier of Western Cape Alain Winde said that travel bans on South Africa due to the new Omicron coronavirus variant will be "devastating" for the provincial economy as the local government is seeking for a recovery on its key tourism sector from COVID-19 impact. | RELATED: | The economy of Western Cape, South Africa's popular tourism destination that hosts the legislative capital Cape Town, relies on in…

Staff (2021-11-29). Military police raid plane to arrest couple trying to flee quarantine. rt.com A married couple who fled a quarantine hotel for suspected Omicron strain carriers in the Netherlands have been removed from a flight by the Dutch military police just as their plane was about to take off. | The dramatic incident unfolded at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on board a flight that was set to depart for Spain at around 6pm on Sunday, the Netherlands armed forces confirmed in a statement. | The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee at Schiphol has arrested a couple this evening who had fled from a quarantine hotel… The arrests took place on a plane that was about to take off. | The identities of the detai…

WSWS (2021-11-29). Herd immunity policy creates explosion of COVID-19 infections in German nurseries and schools. wsws.org Although the number of official coronavirus deaths in Germany has exceeded 100,000, the infection figures are escalating and a new, dangerous variant (Omicron) of the virus is spreading, all the bourgeois parties refuse to take the necessary protective measures.

Staff (2021-11-29). Omicron strain reaches North America. rt.com Two cases of the Omicron strain have been confirmed in Canada, while President Biden is considering the US response to the heavily mutated Covid-19 variant, even as it remains unclear if it is more dangerous than other variants. | "Today, the province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Ottawa, both of which were reported in individuals with recent travel from Nigeria," the Ontario province government said in a statement on Sunday. | Read more | | Canada alread…

teleSUR (2021-11-29). US Scrambles To Take Actions Over Omicron's Chilling Effect. telesurenglish.net The newly-discovered Omicron variant of COVID-19 in South Africa has raised fears about the global trajectory of the pandemic, while some countries including the United States have raced to impose travel restrictions on southern African countries. | RELATED: | On Friday, U.S. President Joe Biden announced that his country will impose travel restrictions on eight African countries including South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe…

Staff (2021-11-29). Health Justice Advocates Say Vaccine Equity, Not "Racist" Travel Bans, Will Stop the Omicron Variant. democracynow.org We go to Cape Town, South Africa, to speak with a leading health justice advocate about how scientists in the country have identified a new Omicron coronavirus variant, and the World Health Organization warns it could be more transmissible than previous variants. Against the advice of the WHO, several countries have closed their borders to foreign travelers. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa criticized the travel bans and called on wealthy nations to help poorer nations gain greater access to COVID vaccines. The bans are "actually quite racist," says Fatima Hassan, founder and director of Health Justice Ini…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-29). Honduras: 12 Years Later, Defeat of the Coup d'état Regime. libya360.wordpress.com Ollantay Itzamná Colors of the National party (blue) and Libre party (red). Drawing. Internet According to the preliminary computation of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal on the results of the 2021 general elections, after 40% of the vote tallies, Xiomara Castro, candidate of the Libre party, obtained more than 53% of the votes, followed by Nasry…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-29). Xiomara Castro set for historic win in Honduras presidential election and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the results of a major presidential election in Honduras, an appeal by nurses asking the UN to investigate countries blocking the TRIPS waiver, and more…

teleSUR (2021-11-29). Cuba Praises Xiomara Castro's Resounding Victory In Honduras. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel congratulated the Liberty and Refoundation (LIBRE) candidate Xiomara Castro for her resounding victory in the Presidential elections held on Sunday. | RELATED: | "Congratulations to President-elect Xiomara Castro. Latin America and the Caribbean also celebrate with Honduras," Diaz-Canel said and recalled Castro's husband, former President Manuel Zelaya, who was deposed by a c…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-29). Xiomara Castro Brings Hope to Hondurans. libya360.wordpress.com àÅlvaro Verzi Rangel Hondurans elected the leader of the Partido Libertad y Refundación (Libre), Xiomara Castro, as the new president of the nation and successor to Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH), questioned for corruption and drug trafficking, whose National Party was ousted after 12 years of power, reached after the "soft coup" against Manuel Zelaya, coincidentally…

Staff (2021-11-29). Resultados preliminares confieren ventaja a candidata Xiomara Castro en elecciones presidenciales de Honduras. cubadebate.cu El 32.88 por ciento corresponde a 6.014 de las 18.933 actas presidenciales que se deben procesar, por el momento Xiomara Castro por el Partido Libre obtiene 614.703 votos (53.48 por ciento) ; Nasry Asfura del Partido Nacional 391.800 votos (34.08por ciento); y Yani Rosenthal del Partido Liberal 104.759 votos ( 9.11 por ciento).

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-29). Left-wing candidate Xiomara Castro all set to become Honduras' next president. peoplesdispatch.org According to the preliminary results of the presidential elections held in Honduras on Sunday, Xiomara Castro of the Libre Party has obtained over 53% of the votes, and is leading the presidential race by a 20% margin…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-29). Honduras: Xiomara Castro de Zelaya Proclaimed President-Elect. libya360.wordpress.com Xiomara Castro, proclaimed president-elect of Honduras and first woman to govern the country, celebrated her triumph at the polls this Sunday and announced that she will form a government of "reconciliation", of "peace and justice". Although the scrutiny continues, the candidate of the Liberty and Refoundation Party (Libre) is imposed with a wide advantage to…

àÅlvaro Verzi Rangel (2021-11-29). La paliza de Xiomara Castro al poder constituido alimenta la esperanza de los hondureños. globalizacion.ca Los hondureños eligieron a la líder del Partido Libertad y Refundación (Libre), Xiomara Castro, como nueva presidenta de la nación y sucesora de Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH), cuestionado por corrupción y narcotráfico, cuyo Partido Nacional fue desbancado tras 12 años…

teleSUR (2021-11-29). Honduras CNE: Elections Were a Democratic and Civic Celebration. telesurenglish.net According to preliminary results, candidate Xiomara Castro counted 961,694 votes, representing 53.61 percent, while Nasry Asfura, of the National Party, has 607,492 votes, representing 33.87 percent. | The first preliminary results of the historical elections held this Sunday in Honduras were announced during a public session of the Plenary of the National Electoral Council (CNE).

_____ (2021-11-29). Who Gains From Ethiopia Tigray War? journal-neo.org If you want to know who is likely to be at war, just look at who is given the Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian (NATO) Parliament. Obama got it just days into office before he escalated the war in Afghanistan. Henry Kissinger got it in the 1970'S. And two years ago the Prime Minister …

Graham Peebles (2021-11-29). Ethiopia Conflict by US Design. dissidentvoice.org Supported by America and other foreign forces, including elements within United Nations (UN) agencies, The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) is attempting to overthrow the democratically elected Government of Ethiopia and regain power. This would be disastrous for the country and the region. The impact of the year-long conflict is devastating. Perhaps as many as …

Liberation Staff (2021-11-29). John Deere workers strike blow at corporate greed with contract victory. zcomm.org These workers will continue to fight for their future and inspire other workers to take their future into their own hands too…

David Swanson (2021-11-29). Talk World Radio: Alfred McCoy on Empire and the Supposed Rule-Based Order that He Claims China Threatens. warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. We're using only the guest video and not the host this week, because Riverside is getting them out of synch when combining. Alfred W. McCoy is the author of a tremendous new book …

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-11-29). The peasantry's victory over imperialism. mronline.org One should scarcely be surprised therefore by the fact that the western media have been so critical of the Modi government for its climbdown.

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-11-29). Communist playing a leading role in Spain's governing coalition. peoplesworld.org Spanish Communist Yolanda Díaz presently serves as minister of labor and social economy in the coalition government headed by Pablo Sanchez's Socialist Party (PSOE). It includes the United Podemos (UP) formation, with which Díaz's own Communist Party of Spain (PCE) is associated. (Podemos is "Yes, we can!) UP leader Pablo Iglesias in early 2021 resigned …

_____ (2021-11-29). As U.S. Retailers Struggle Against Smash-and-Grab Flash Mobs, Liberals Blame 'White Supremacy'. strategic-culture.org How looting and stealing could help a person "imagine a world that could be" it is difficult to imagine, but the left must do better than merely coddling and apologizing for the criminals in their midst. | Americans are facing a new type of crime wave that got its start in the mad liberal laboratory, where the utopian notion that going soft on criminals is going terribly awry. While threatening the traditional brick and mortar shopping experience with extinction, and making communities a living hell, the left needs to stop trying to reinvent the wheel. | Apparently unwilling to wait for Black Friday discounts, ro…

_____ (2021-11-29). A Plan To Save The Planet. popularresistance.org Four and a half million people died infected by COVID-19. This global tragedy is the prism through which we must analyse how and in whose interest the ruling system on the planet works. | In the span of a few months, the pandemic compacted political, economic, and social phenomena, the consequences of which would take years to manifest in other circumstances. | Some of the issues that were clearly magnified through the lens of the pandemic are job insecurity, deficits in health systems, inequality, North-South relations, the United Nations' failure to coordinate a collective effort, the use of unilateral coercive…

_____ (2021-11-29). Carers Of The World Vs. Covid-19 Criminals. popularresistance.org As we enter the third year of the Covid-19 crisis, two battles are underway. One is led by the carers of the world in overcrowded hospitals, fighting to end the pandemic. Another is by corporate executives in closed boardrooms, fighting to prolong it. | The question at the very center of both is this — who will control medical recipes worth billions of dollars, and millions of lives? | As some countries roll out booster programs, less than 6% of Africa's more than a billion people have been fully inoculated. Big pharmaceutical companies are letting the pandemic go on — and why not, according to a rece…

_____ (2021-11-29). Community Owned Real Estate. popularresistance.org In this episode, I speak with executive director Noni Session about how EB PREC is garnering support to shift real estate ownership from extractive developers into the hands of the BIPOC community in Oakland and the East Bay. She shares the difference between a permanent real estate co-op and land trust, ancestral remembrance of cooperative ownership, how they got the first group of people to invest, their governance structure and multi-stakeholder model, prioritizing inclusivity and accessibility to individual investors, transparency of investment risks and how they mitigate it, and their exciting new venture -…

_____ (2021-11-29). Factory Workers Strike Against Poverty Pay And Abuse By Management. popularresistance.org Santa Fe Springs, California – In Santa Fe Springs, California, located in the Los Angeles area, a group of largely immigrant Latina factory workers is waging a high-stakes strike against the multibillion-dollar food manufacturing company Rich Products. Since November 3, the group of well over 100 strikers has been on the picket line at the Rich Products-owned Jon Donaire Desserts plant, demanding better wages, improved retirement benefits, and changes to the company's abusive, punitive point system, which provides workers with only three days of sick leave per year. | The striking workers are members of Local 37…

_____ (2021-11-29). Nicaragua: We're Resisting A 'Pandemic Of Neo-Colonialism'. popularresistance.org This is Ben Norton with The Grayzone. I am in Nicaragua's Foreign Ministry, and I just sat down for an interview with Foreign Minister Denis Moncada. | We talked about Nicaragua's historic decision to leave the Organization of American States, and other regional issues here in Latin America. | And we discussed how Nicaragua is part of a movement of countries around the world that are trying to create a new political and economic architecture, resisting US unilateralism and sanctions. | Good morning, Foreign Minister Denis Moncada, thank you for the interview. | On November 19, you announced that Nicaragua is leav…

_____ (2021-11-29). Thousands March Against Right-Wing Maneuver To Impeach Pedro Castillo. popularresistance.org On November 25, Peruvian opposition legislators from three right-wing parties, presented a motion in Congress that seeks to remove socialist President Pedro Castillo from office. The motion, which alleged "moral incapacity" of the head of state to govern, was presented with the signatures of 28 legislators of the Popular Force, Popular Renewal, and Go on Country parties. | The motion will go to a vote in Congress scheduled for December 7 and will need 52 votes from the 130 legislators for impeachment procedures to begin. If it manages to receive support to begin debate in Congress, a final vote to oust Castillo,…

_____ (2021-11-29). Washington Mental Health Workers Win Safety Strike. popularresistance.org When a patient attacked staff at for-profit Cascade Behavioral Health Center on August 1, injuring 11, it was the last straw for many. Staffers started calling out of work en masse, demanding that Cascade hire four security guards 24/7. | Cascade quickly responded by charging the workers and their union, Service Employees (SEIU) Healthcare 1199NW, with an illegal wildcat strike, since the union hadn't given the required 10-day notice. It sent termination letters to a couple dozen strikers. | The union's legal team responded that the nurses and techs were on a safety strike—a job action reserved for workers…

_____ (2021-11-29). White America's Latest Fear Mongering Code Language. popularresistance.org Perpetual fear of something is characteristic of the white American psyche. Especially when the fear is about non-white people. Among the newest race related fears haunting white people are 'Critical Race Theory' (CRT) and 'Wokeness.' Both of these terms are being used as harmful code language employed by both Democrats, and Republicans and promoted by their propaganda arm — the white-owned corporate media. What makes these terms harmful is that they are being used to counter Black people's long-standing demands for justice. | A recent report published by the Manhattan Institute, titled, 'Woke Schooling: A…

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-29). Diosdado Cabello: 21N Elections Showed that Chavismo Remains Solid & United. orinocotribune.com On Sunday, November 28, the First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, stated that the November 21 elections demonstrated that Chavismo remains solid and united, while the opposition remains divided in the short and long term. | Cabello made the comments during an interview on the program Aqui Con Ernesto Villegas. "The victory of the 21N elections was whole, absolute, unquestionable, and indisputable, based on a strategy defined by the high command of the Revolution and President Nicolás Maduro," said Cabello. | The parliamentarian noted that without the excellent s…

Ann Brown (2021-11-29). Fact Check: The U.S. Government Conducted Or Paid For Medical Experiments On U.S. Prisoners. moguldom.com The Tuskegee Study should have taught us that the U.S. government has few qualms about performing medical experiments on unsuspecting subjects. That experiment involved an estimated 600 Black men in Alabama who had syphilis and was conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Ann Brown (2021-11-29). Top Reparations Scholars Dr. Sandy Darity And Kirsten Mullen Win American Book Festival Award. moguldom.com Top reparations scholars Dr. Sandy Darity and A. Kirsten Mullen have won the 2021 American Book Festival Best Book Award in the Social Change category for their comprehensive reparations tome, "From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century." "From Here to Equality" was published April 20, 2020, by ‚Äéthe University of North Carolina …

Ann Brown (2021-11-29). In Buffalo, Starbucks Baristas Are Close To Forming A Union. moguldom.com Corporate-owned Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks may get unionized, at least, in Buffalo, New York, where baristas are attempting to form a union. Starbucks is pushing back. Three Buffalo Starbucks locations are voting on unionization but Starbucks has been pressuring employees to vote no on via mail-in ballots, and results are expected to be announced on Dec. …

Canadian Tire Fire (2021-11-29). Canadian Tire Fire #21: #AllOutForWedzinKwa Repression Update, Wet'suwet'en Solidarity Heats Up, Encampment Defence News. itsgoingdown.org photo: @Gidimten Following last week's brutal 2-day raid of Gidimt'en Checkpoint and Coyote Camp, as well as several days of widespread solidarity actions in response, this week we bring you an update on the situation in Wet'suwet'en territory and the continued outpouring of support and solidarity. We also bring you updates on encampment eviction defense…

Dean Baker (2021-11-29). In Fighting COVID-19, Intellectual Property, Not Antitrust, is the Real Problem. cepr.net It might be late in the game in terms of combatting this pandemic, but some new thinking would be tremendously valuable in preparing for the next pandemic, as well as our ongoing struggles with cancer, heart disease, and other longstanding health issues.

ecns.cn (2021-11-29). Xi says China will work with African countries on poverty alleviation, agriculture. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged to carry out 10 projects on poverty alleviation and agriculture, and send 500 agricultural experts to aid Africa."ÄÄ"ÄÄ…

Editor2 (2021-11-29). Years of Ongoing Violence: the Fragile Peace in Colombia. orinocotribune.com By Alejandra Garcia — Nov. 25, 2021 | Cuba oversaw, like no other nation, the peace process that Colombia experienced just five years ago. Havana hosted the first consensus between the government of then President Juan Manuel Santos and the leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) in August 2016. | Three months later—on November 24 of that year—Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, leader of the defunct guerrillas, and former President Santos signed their names in Bogotá to pave the way for the implementation of the process negotiated for at least four years. | After the…

Editor (2021-11-29). Fight to end racism forever—Editorial. workers.org People protested during the trial of Amaud Arbery's murderers, Brunswick, Ga., Nov. 18. Some people have proclaimed "The system works!" about two recent court decisions against crimes by white supremacists. On Nov. 23 a Virginia jury lowered the boom with $23 million in fines on white-supremacist groups that organized the . . . |

Eric Vogt (2021-11-29). 'The 3rd Floor and Other Stories of the Portuguese Resistance' in English. peoplesworld.org This exciting collection is a first-and-only translation consisting of four stories: "An Uncommon Education," "The 3rd Floor," "Struggle and Life," and "The Vargas Case: Death of a Landlord." For the benefit of those monolingual, English-speaking readers who may never have considered what translation is and what translators do, before reviewing each of these stories, I …

Gustavo Barceloni, Kelsey Chaplain (2021-11-29). Powerful Indigenous march marks 52nd National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, MA. liberationnews.org The National Day of Mourning rejects the myths surrounding Thanksgiving and highlights the issues Indigenous people currently face.

Gustavo Barceloni, Kelsey Chaplain (2021-11-29). Powerful Indigenous march marks 52nd National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Mass. liberationnews.org The National Day of Mourning rejects the myths surrounding Thanksgiving and highlights the issues Indigenous people currently face.

Ian Goodrum (2021-11-29). How U.S. media got China's history resolution — and everything else — wrong. peoplesworld.org Even before the sixth plenary session of the Communist Party of China's 19th Central Committee had begun, media outlets in the U.S. had their takes at the ready. Headlines blared with pronouncements about the historical resolution that would be discussed at the session. This, they declared, would be the moment in which President Xi Jinping …

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-11-29). *BONUS* Self-Critique Moment . anchor.fm It's a bonus episode of me talking about all the things I and other western leftists need to get better at…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-29). Second Phase of Citizen Verification Audit Confirms Accuracy of 21N Elections. orinocotribune.com Auditors from political parties alongside technical personnel from Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), external advisers, and assistants analyzed a sample of 206 polling stations from the election day on November 21, which is proportionally representative of the entire country. | According to the press release of the electoral body, on Friday, November 26, the Citizen Verification Audit Phase 2 was carried out in the facilities of Warehouse Number 3 of the Electoral Power in Filas de Mariche, Miranda state. The sample, using the boxes in which voting receipts and other materials are stored, was audited…

Kevin Funk (2021-11-29). Chile at the Crossroads: Between Reform and Reaction. fpif.org In separate votes in October 2020 and May 2021, Chileans went to the polls and delivered three resounding defeats to the country's political establishment. | First, nearly 80 percent of voters chose to discard the country's constitution, a neoliberal-oriented product of the violent, U.S.-backed Augusto Pinochet dictatorship that ruled from 1973-1990. | Second, a similar margin decided to exclude existing representatives from the process of drafting a proposed new constitution, instead putting this power in the hands of directly elected citizens. | And third, they elected a left-dominated slate to serve on the Con…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-29). What's Wrong With Cardano? eToro To Delist ADA, TRX For US Users Over Regulatory Concerns. moguldom.com Crypto market watchers' jaws dropped after Israel-based online trading platform eToro announced on Nov. 23 it intends to delist cryptocurrencies Cardano (ADA) and Tron (TRX) for U.S. users following a regulatory clampdown by market authorities. The announcement sent ADA and TRX prices lower. Stateside users will not be able to open new ADA or TRX …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-29). Large Shiba Meme Wallets Dump On Retail Investors, Take Profits. moguldom.com Shiba Inu, the popular meme coin named after a dog that was launched slightly more than a year ago, dropped more than half of its value on Nov. 24 after hitting an all-time-high on Oct. 27, then surged higher today, Nov. 29, on speculation that it may be playing a role in the metaverse. Analysts …

Leonard Peltier (2021-11-29). Leonard Peltier's 2021 National Day of Mourning message. liberationnews.org This statement was written by world-renowned political prisoner Leonard Peltier to mark this year's National Day of Mourning.

Leonard Peltier (2021-11-29). Leonard Peltier: Statement on 'Day of Mourning'. workers.org Leonard Peltier, a leader of the American Indian Movement, was falsely framed and convicted for the killing of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in 1975. He has spent almost 46 years in federal prisons and is in ill-health. The following is a slightly edited . . . |

Liberation Staff-Seattle (2021-11-29). Landlords spearhead Seattle Sawant recall. liberationnews.org Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant faces a recall election spearheaded by a handful of rich people: landlords, developers and other capitalists and racists…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-29). Crunch: Lawmakers must tackle big-ticket legislation through end of December. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Every December, it seems, Congress turns into one word: Crunch. Having dithered, stalled, and filibustered their way through months of gridlock, it's happening again between now and Dec. 31. By then, lawmakers must vote on controversial legislation. Key items include: Keeping the government running. Otherwise known as a "continuing resolution," or CR. This is the …

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-29). October Data Shows Countries Are Using Special Drawing Rights More Than Ever; Caribbean Leader Calls For More Issuances. cepr.net This post analyzes SDR holdings as reported by the IMF at the end of October and compares them to previous months' reports.

Michael Berkowitz (2021-11-29). 'Normal People': Love among the ruins. peoplesworld.org

Montreal Counter-Info (2021-11-29). Hundreds Take to the Streets in Montreal in Solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en. itsgoingdown.org Action report on march in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en struggle in so-called Montreal. Originally posted to Montreal Counter-Info. This November 27th, 2021, the Convergence des luttes anticapitalistes (CLAC) called for a demonstration in front of the RCMP offices near the Atwater metro in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en people. This call was supported by over twenty Montreal…

Northshore Counter Info (2021-11-29). Supporters of Wet'suwet'en Shut Down Shell Terminal in Hamilton. itsgoingdown.org Action in Hamilton in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en shuts down Shell terminal. Originally posted to North-Shore Counter-Info. On Tuesday, November 23rd, around 7 am, about 40+ community members gathered at the gates of the Shell terminal in Hamilton located at 391 Burlington St E, blocking refuelling tankers from entering or leaving the facility. Royal Dutch…

Olivia Rosane (2021-11-29). Surprise coral spawning is sign of hope for Great Barrier Reef. peoplesworld.org The news is full of dire warnings about the future and current health of the Great Barrier Reef, but the World Heritage Site is not dead yet. Scientists on Tuesday night recorded videos of corals spawning en masse off the coast of Cairns, Queensland. "Nothing makes people happier than new life, and coral spawning is the world's biggest proof …

Paul Dobson (2021-11-29). [UPDATED] Venezuela's Maduro Reaches Out to Elected Opposition Leaders, Calls for Unity. venezuelanalysis.com The Supreme Court ordered that the governor election be repeated in Barinas state on Monday and barred the opposition candidate from running again.

Riva Enteen (2021-11-29). What's Left: In Defense of Glenn Greenwald. dissidentvoice.org The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make the criminal look like he's the victim and make the victim look like he's the criminal. This is the press, an irresponsible press. It will make the criminal look like he's the victim and make the victim look like he's the criminal. If …

Staff (2021-11-29). A Cold-Blooded Analysis of Venezuela's 21N Elections. orinocotribune.com I.Preface | In the Venezuela of the 21st century, perhaps now as never before, it is important to stop and observe the electoral results in detail. If we stick to the most visible result—despite the poor choice of the US government and the few who, counter to all political wisdom, continue supporting the fiction of the "interim government"—the official candidates of Chavismo won the majority of the contested positions. Quite significantly, the anti-Chavista opposition returned to the electoral fold, which undoubtedly constitutes extraordinary news for Venezuelan society. | That said, it is appropriate…

Staff (2021-11-29). President Maduro Accuses EU Electoral Mission of Espionage. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, accused the European Union (EU) electoral observation mission (EOM) of being spies who tried to tarnish the November 21 election. | "Who arrived?" asked Maduro. "Spies! They tried to stain the impeccable electoral process of Venezuela and they could not. A delegation of spies." | The president made the comments Sunday during a working meeting to present the weekly report on Venezuela's battle against COVID-19, broadcast on publicly owned Venezolana de Televisión (VTV). | The national leader drew attention to the number of delegates throughout the country who utilized "a…

Staff (2021-11-29). Two Palestinian prisoners continue hunger strike for freedom; Louay al-Ashqar suspends strike after 49 days. samidoun.net Palestinian prisoner Louay al-Ashqar suspended his hunger strike after 49 days with an agreement to set a specific date for the end of his administrative detention, Israeli imprisonment without charge or trial. Hisham Abu Hawash, on hunger strike for 104 days, and Nidal Ballout, on hunger strike for 30 days, are continuing to refuse food […] | The article

Kim Petersen (2021-11-29). Banging War Drums Down Under on the China Threat. dissidentvoice.org Right away, the Australian 60 Minutes Youtube video titled "Prepare for Armageddon: China's warning to the world" signals a polemic against China. The video's opening backdrop features chairman Xi Jinping with a slightly raised fist flanked by a jet, tank, and a battery of missiles. The program is rife with ad hominem, propaganda, disinformation, and …

Mat Ward (2021-11-29). Looking for 2021's best protest music? Here are 10 albums. greenleft.org.au Mat Ward looks back at November's political news and the best new music that related to it.

WSWS (2021-11-29). SEP Electoral Members speak out over exploitation and inequality. wsws.org "People should join the SEP because social equality is fair and for everybody" — Sally-Ann, a former aged care worker.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-29). Palestinian administrative detainee Loay al-Ashqar ends hunger strike after deal on release. peoplesdispatch.org Two other administrative detainees, Hisham Abu Hawwash and Nidal Ballout, continue to be on hunger strike against their illegal administrative detention by Israel. They have been on hunger strike for 104 and 31 days, respectively…

Bernadette Smith (2021-11-29). The hidden cost of council amalgamation: a diversity perspective. greenleft.org.au Without sufficient regulations, independent oversight or practical compliance measures to protect people's rights and safety, the elderly and disabled are in danger of being injured or forced out of overcrowded, outsourced council-owned facilities. Bernadette Smith reports.

teleSUR (2021-11-29). Venezuelan Supreme Orders Repeat Election in Barinas State. telesurenglish.net The Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) of Venezuela announced this Monday the repetition of the regional elections in Barinas next January 9, after the elections of November 21 yielded a close result between Chavismo and the opposition. | Photograph of the headquarters of the National Electoral Council (CNE) today, in Caracas (Venezuela)…

WSWS (2021-11-29). Vaccines are not enough! Action must be taken to halt winter surge! wsws.org Educators and parents in Washington state demand urgent action to halt a massive surge of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths predicted for the winter months ahead.

teleSUR (2021-11-29). 'March For the Homeland' to Arrive In La Paz. telesurenglish.net After six days of walking, some 50,000 Bolivian workers, farmers, and Indigenous people arrived in La Paz on Monday in the "March for the Homeland," which seeks to support President Luis Arce amid far-right protests seeking to destabilize the country and prompt a new coup d'état. | RELATED: | "The Bolivian oligarchy seeks to ignore Arce's victory in the 2020 elections to carry out a coup d'état similar to that of 2019, in which…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-29). 'Issue of inequalities' for long COVID patients needs to be addressed. imperial.ac.uk The "big issue of inequalities" for long COVID patients who face ongoing symptoms and disability needs to be addressed, an expert has said.

Elliott Wallace (2021-11-29). Opposition party appear victorious in tense Honduras election. america.cgtn.com Honduras's general election Sunday appears to have resulted in a landslide victory for the country's opposition coalition, a triumph that will end 12 years in power for the ruling party and have international implications far beyond the country's borders. CGTN's Alasdair Baverstock reports.

Caitlin A. Johnstone (2021-11-29). Impending planetary disaster should unite us, yet we remain more divided than ever. mronline.org Charles Bukowski has a quote: "We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing."

Peter Boyle (2021-11-29). Build the movement against the war drive with China. greenleft.org.au Peter Boyle argues AUKUS, the new military alliance between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, represents a deliberate and dangerous escalation of the US-led confrontation with China that must be challenged.

teleSUR (2021-11-29). President Maduro Seeks New Round of Dialogue with Opposition. telesurenglish.net The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, announced this Sunday that he would hold a meeting with opposition leaders to establish a new dialogue process after the regional and municipal elections. | President Nicolas Maduro: "We are going to a deep process of connection and communication, we are going to listen what our people have to say, attend to their demands without demagoguery, without lies, without delay, with love and truth."

Staff (2021-11-29). BLM Co-Founder Alicia Garza: Ahmaud Arbery Should Still Be With Us; Biden Must Condemn Vigilantes. democracynow.org After a Georgia jury reached a verdict of "guilty" in the closely watched trial of three white men who chased and fatally shot 25-year-old unarmed Black man Ahmaud Arbery, many activists and racial justice advocates following the case have expressed some relief in hearing the conviction. We speak with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, who says while it might feel important that the murders were held accountable for their actions, "justice would be that Ahmaud Arbery would still be with us today." Garza also discusses the broader context of other trials of white supremacists, like Kyle Rittenhouse, and t…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-29). Five Imperial academics given Institute of Physics awards and fellowships. imperial.ac.uk Accolades go to experts in string theory, Mars missions, solar cells, and particle accelerators, plus the Mechanical Instrumentation Facility manager.

teleSUR (2021-11-29). US Should Drop Trump-Era 'Maximum Pressure' Policy Against Iran. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Iranian Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that President Joe Biden administration should stop following the Trump-era "maximum pressure" policy against Iran. | RELATED: | "The Americans took our time in six rounds of negotiations to preserve Trump's failed legacy," said Khatibzadeh, referring to the six rounds of negotiations between Iran and the remaining parties to 2015 nuclea…

WSWS (2021-11-29). Two men exonerated in wrongful convictions that took place four decades ago. wsws.org Anthony Broadwater, 61, and Kevin Strickland, 62, were exonerated in separate hearings last week for crimes they never committed.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-11-29). Negotiations between Iran, P4+1 in Vienna kick off. en.mehrnews.com The Vienna talks on the removal of sanctions against Iran have started in the Austrian capital on Monday.

_____ (2021-11-29). The Ainu and the Pandemic of Japanese Territorial Claims. journal-neo.org Not only has the coronavirus pandemic become worse in Japan lately, but so have the new government's territorial claims. As soon as Fumio Kishida, Japan's new Prime Minister, took office in October, he hastened to announce a new round of the land of the rising sun's territorial claims. As regional media outlets stress, Tokyo has …

teleSUR (2021-11-29). UN Denounces Persistent Human Rights Violations in Palestine. telesurenglish.net In his message for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Guterres stressed how this issue poses a significant challenge to global peace and security. | "As the international community strives to restart dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians, I am encouraged by recent commitments between senior officials on both sides," he highlighted. | RELATED: | However, the UN chi…

Lisa Song (2021-11-29). They knew industrial pollution was ruining the neighborhood's air. If only regulators had listened. nationofchange.org Barbara Weckesser and her neighbors told regulators that air pollution was making them sick. The law let them ignore her.

Matthew Cunningham-Cook (2021-11-29). "Everyone Gets Rich… Except The People Who Put Money In." dailyposter.com

Joseph Cook (2021-11-29). Millions of Americans struggle to pay their water bills—here's how a national water aid program could work. nationofchange.org Access to a safe and affordable water supply and sewer services is codified in the U.N.'s Human Right to Water and Sanitation.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-29). Burkina Faso: Speculations on Terror. libya360.wordpress.com Guadi Calvo Today Burkina Faso, among the five poorest countries in the world, with almost eleven million of its twenty million inhabitants living below the poverty line, finds itself in the midst of a tide of popular demonstrations, given the failure of the security policies pursued by President Roch Kaboré, re-elected last year for another…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-11-29). Iran lashes out at US economic terrorism on developing states. en.mehrnews.com Criticizing US economic terrorism on developing states, Deputy Speaker of Iran Parliament said that continued use of unilateral coercive actions, such as economic terrorism on developing countries, is a serious concern.

teleSUR (2021-11-29). Seven Round of Talks Between Iran and G4+1 Begin in Vienna. telesurenglish.net After a five-month pause due to the presidential elections in the Persian country and the consequent transition process, Iran and the G4+1 -Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany- have started this Monday in Vienna (Austria) their seventh round of talks. | RELATED: | Tehran pursues with these talks the total elimination of the U.S. government sanctions against it, which would allow the revitalization of the nuclear agr…

WSWS (2021-11-29). Over 50,000 Sri Lankan health workers strike for higher pay and allowances. wsws.org Last week's sick-leave strike was called by the Health Professionals Collective to dissipate health workers' anger, but the mass response demonstrates workers' determination to fight the government's social assault.

teleSUR (2021-11-29). Cuba Records Lowest Number of Active COVID-19 Cases of the Year. telesurenglish.net With a total of 863 active cases reported yesterday, Cuba registers the lowest figure for this indicator in 2021. | In spite of the high number of recoveries, and in order to maintain epidemiological control and the country's public health achievements, officials reminded to the need to stay aware and continue protecting vulnerable populations.

teleSUR (2021-11-29). Non-Aligned Movement Forms Parliamentary Network. telesurenglish.net "The National Assembly of People's Power welcomes with satisfaction and interest the creation of the NAM Parliamentary Network aware that, with unity in diversity and applying the ideas and founding principles of the Movement, we will better defend the interests of the peoples we represent," highlighted on Twitter lawmaker Yolanda Ferrer Gómez, chairwoman of the International Relations Commission of the Cuban Parliament. She headed the country's delegation to the meeting. | In her speech, she especially recalled the assessments of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, and the First Sec…

Jason Ditz (2021-11-29). US to Expel 27 Russian Diplomats in January. news.antiwar.com In a weekend interview, Russian Ambassador The expulsions are related to expiring visas. 24 diplomats had been expelled for the same reason in September. Officials say that there have been widespread delays in getting visas renewed. | Antonov said he views this as an effort to "squeeze" Russian workers, and cautioned that they are facing "a serious sta…

Ian Ellis-Jones (2021-11-29). CIA's counterrevolution in Cuba continues. greenleft.org.au There is a well-orchestrated operation by the United States to bring down Cuba's political regime, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.

teleSUR (2021-11-29). Barbados To Become Republic and Have Its 1st President Today. telesurenglish.net On Monday night, Governor Sandra Mason will be declared as the first Barbadian president and formally eliminate the figure of "British head of state" for her country, which has remained even though Barbadians gained their independence in 1966. | RELATED: | "We had to change this reality to show that we have the confidence in ourselves to be fully responsible for who we are and what we do," she added, stressing that the inh…

Global Research News (2021-11-29). Selected Articles: The WHO and the Road Towards a Fake Medical Dystopia. globalresearch.ca By Behind its development is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — with support of the Rockefeller Foundation — …

Robert S. Becker (2021-11-29). Beware fashionable, doomsday pessimism, obstacles to progressive reforms. nationofchange.org Current evidence presages more bad news for the Trumpist right before 2024. Democrats must only hold the center to replay in 2024 its 2020 triumphs.

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