Daily Archives: December 3, 2021

2021-12-03: News Headlines

_____ (2021-12-03). Why We Should Oppose The Democracy Summit. popularresistance.org The exclusion of certain countries from the U.S. "democracy summit" is not a side issue. It is the very purpose of the summit. And excluded countries have not been excluded for failing to meet the standards of behavior of those that were invited or the one doing the inviting. Invitees didn't even have to be countries, as even a U.S. backed failed coup leader from Venezuela has been invited. So have representatives of Israel, Iraq, Pakistan, DRC, Zambia, Angola, Malaysia, Kenya, and — critically — pawns in the game: Taiwan and Ukraine. | What game? The weapons sales game. Which is the whole point. Look…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-03). Saudi Arabia extensively lobbied to derail war crimes probe in Yemen, says report. peoplesdispatch.org A report by The Guardian said that an extensive Saudi lobbying effort was one of the reasons behind the defeat of a resolution to extend the term of an independent war crimes investigation into human rights violations in Yemen…

teleSUR (2021-12-03). Puebla Group Rejects US Harsh Policy Against Cuba. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Cuba's Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez welcomed that the Puebla Group condemned the U.S. smear campaign and economic blockade against his country. | RELATED: | "We appreciate the solidarity of the Puebla Group with our people, who suffer the consequences of coercive policies that go against international conventions and obey the anachronistic logic of the Cold War," Rodriguez stated. | The forum also condemned th…

WSWS (2021-12-03). Canadian Armed Forces providing military training to Ukrainian neo-Nazis. wsws.org The Canadian military has been training and collaborating with neo-Nazi groups active in the Ukrainian Armed Forces, with the knowledge and tacit approval of successive Canadian governments.

Editor (2021-12-03). The American prison system's war on reading. mronline.org This April, the Iowa Department of Corrections issued a ban on charities, family members, and other outside parties donating books to prisoners.

Stavroula Pabst (2021-12-03). Flattening the curve or flattening the global poor? How Covid lockdowns obliterate human rights and crush the most vulnerable. thegrayzone.com Marketed as life-saving public health measures, lockdowns triggered death and economic devastation on a global scale while doing little to slow the spread of Covid-19. Now, they're back with a vengeance. In October 2021, it seemed as though the lockdowns that still paralyzed societies from Australia to New Zealand and Singapore were coming to an end, as these countries threw in the "Zero-COVID" towel following a year and a half of rolling restrictions and closures. But with COVID-19 cases rising …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-03). Rights organizations call for renewed probe into possible war crimes in Yemen. peoplesdispatch.org The call by rights organizations comes a day after The Guardian revealed that Saudi Arabia had used a mixture of threats and inducements to persuade countries to vote down an extension of the probe into possible war crimes in Yemen…

Staff (2021-12-03). Headlines for December 3, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Administration to Reinstate and Expand Trump-Era "Remain in Mexico" Policy, Amid Record COVID-19 Surge, Germany to Exclude Unvaccinated From Public Life, Biden Says Lockdowns Not Needed to Combat Looming Winter Surge of COVID-19, Omicron Variant Traced to Manhattan Anime Convention Attended by 50,000+, Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill After GOP Threatens Shutdown Over Vaccine Mandates, Rep. Peter DeFazio Becomes 19th House Democrat to Retire Ahead of Midterms, Groups Call on U.N. to Relaunch Yemen War Crimes Probe Which Ended Amid Saudi and UAE Pressure , HRW: Burmese Military Planned Attack That Kille…

Ana Vraƒçar (2021-12-03). Why should health activists care about WTO's agenda? peoplesdispatch.org For the first time in 4 years, trade ministers from the World Trade Organization's (WTO) constituency were supposed to hold an in person meeting in Geneva from November 30 to December 3. The meeting was cancelled at the last minute as European governments started introducing strict travel restrictions because of the Omicron variant — but the agenda the ministers were supposed to discuss remains important in spite of the cancellation. | The WTO meeting was quite out of the ordinary because its relevance was recognized not only by trade activists, but also by those campaigning for the right to health. A great…

Newsclick (2021-12-03). 'Omicron' the new Covid-19 variant: What is it all about? peoplesdispatch.org Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and NewClick's Editor-in-Chief Prabir Purkayastha discuss the new variant, Omicron. They talk about its origin and the possible spread in the world, threats it poses to the people of the world and whether it can this lead to a third wave in India and other waves in other countries of the world. They also discuss the precautions to contain the new variant.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-12-03). Government will stay open — for now. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—As the coronavirus pandemic's Omicron variant landed in the U.S., right-wing Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Roger Marshall, R-Kansas, wanted to make sure more people are exposed to the modern-day plague. They failed, as lawmakers—with union backing—also voted to keep the federal government going. The three just didn't say so, but exposure …

_____ (2021-12-03). Documents Reveal Biden Not Fighting For A Covid Vaccine Patent Waiver. popularresistance.org On November 26, as news of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 stoked alarm around the world, the White House released a statement calling on countries to support an intellectual property waiver for Covid-19 vaccines. | "I call on the nations gathering next week for the World Trade Organization ministerial meeting to meet the U.S. challenge to waive intellectual property protections for Covid vaccines, so these vaccines can be manufactured globally," said President Joe Biden. "I endorsed this position in April; this news today reiterates the importance of moving on this quickly." | However, this public statement,…

WSWS (2021-12-03). Biden offers platitudes while Omicron coronavirus variant spreads in US. wsws.org CDC data indicates that the Omicron variant is at least partially resistant to even a triple-dose of the existing vaccine regimens.

Global Research News (2021-12-03). Selected Articles: Omicron Variant Sends Vaccine Makers' Stocks Soaring. globalresearch.ca By In total, 92% of the scientific studies published on the toxicity or ecotoxicity of the world's most widely used pesticid…

_____ (2021-12-03). Documents Reveal Biden Admin Not Fighting For A Covid Vaccine Patent Waiver. popularresistance.org On November 26, as news of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 stoked alarm around the world, the White House released a statement calling on countries to support an intellectual property waiver for Covid-19 vaccines. However, this public statement, which garnered numerous headlines, stands in stark contrast with what the Biden administration did‚Äâ—‚Äâor did not do‚Äâ—‚Äâbehind closed doors at the WTO on November 29.

Jim Spellman (2021-12-03). Omicron variant pops up around U.S. america.cgtn.com The Omicron variant is popping up across the U.S., and has now been confirmed in states including New York, California, Minnesota, Hawaii, Colorado, and likely many others. How is the country responding? CGTN's Jim Spellman reports from Bethesda, Maryland.

WSWS (2021-12-03). ECDC warns Omicron variant to become dominant in Europe in a "few months" wsws.org European governments are refusing critical social distancing measures and relying exclusively on vaccinations, which the Omicron variant may largely evade.

F. William Engdahl (2021-12-03). Who Gains from Ethiopia Tigray War? dissidentvoice.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 …

WSWS (2021-12-03). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Danish nurses organise wildcat stoppage and mass resignation in protest at pay and working conditions in defiance of government and unions; French transport workers, including bus, tram and train drivers, continue wave of strikes over pay and conditions; South African gold miners at Sibanye-Stillwater poised to join strikes of Clover dairy and Massmart store workers over pay; protests in Lebanon over continuing economic crisis plunging six million into poverty…

Brittani Banks (2021-12-03). Why Amazon Is Terrified of Its U.S. Workers Unionizing. independentmediainstitute.org The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has just ruled that a historic union vote held earlier this year among Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) was not valid. The highly publicized vote, which took place over several weeks in February and March 2021, resulted in a …

Staff (2021-12-03). Haitian Asylum Seekers Held Under Del Rio Bridge Now Face Inhumane Conditions in New Mexico ICE Jail. democracynow.org The world was shocked by images of Haitians whipped by U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback as they sought refuge. Thousands were soon deported, but dozens are now detained in an ICE jail in New Mexico where they face inhumane conditions and lack access to legal services. We speak with a lawyer who describes medical neglect, deteriorating mental and physical health, and poor treatment by the staff. "They cannot get the basic tools and have the basic human contact that they need to save their own lives," says immigration attorney Allegra Love of the El Paso Immigration Collaborative.

Anand Naidoo (2021-12-03). The Heat: Immigration & workforce. america.cgtn.com Faced with aging and shrinking populations, some developed nations are looking to immigration to fill the labor force.

Sam Wainwright (2021-12-03). WA Labor's electoral reforms: one step forward, two steps back. greenleft.org.au Under the cover of applying "one vote, one value" to elections for the Legislative Council, last month WA Labor also pushed through legislation that disadvantages smaller political parties, writes Sam Wainwright.

Derek Royden (2021-12-03). "Only the people can save the people!" Xiomora Castro's presidential win in Honduras. nationofchange.org "I believe firmly that the democratic socialism I propose is the solution to pull Honduras out of the abyss we have been buried in by neo-liberalism, a narco-dictator and corruption."

_____ (2021-12-03). We Have To Stand On Our Ground. popularresistance.org Almost every single child on the planet (over 80% of them) had their education disrupted by the pandemic, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural (UNESCO) agency. Though this finding is startling, it was certainly necessary to close schools as the infectious COVID-19 virus tore through society. What has been the impact of that decision on education? In 2017 — before the pandemic — at least 840 million people had no access to electricity, which meant that, for many children, online education was impossible. A third of the global population (2.6 billion people) has no access…

_____ (2021-12-03). It's Time To Free Leonard Peltier, Longest Serving Political Prisoner. popularresistance.org Too few have heard of Leonard Peltier, an American Indian Movement activist who has been imprisoned for 44 years based on accusations that were never proven and a trial that was appallingly mishandled. Based on his mere presence in South Dakota's 1975 Pine Ridge Reservation shoot-out, where one Native American activist and two FBI agents were killed, Peltier has spent the better part of his life behind bars. As the website FreeLeonard.org points out, this gross miscarriage of justice has been condemned by everyone from by Amnesty International and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights to Archbish…

_____ (2021-12-03). What If Riding The Bus Were Free? popularresistance.org In May 2019, Winnipeg public transit drivers held a fare strike. Members of ATU Local 1505 had been working without a contract since that January, and they decided to make a point. On a Monday, they left leaflets at bus stops and advertised the strike on social media. That Tuesday they let people ride for free. | The fare strike created a new and "visceral experience" for public transit users, says James Wilt, author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars? "Even just the ease of getting on board and not having to rummage for change. The feeling of being able to get on and off the bus at any point." | So: what if t…

_____ (2021-12-03). COP26: On The Outside, Always Looking In. popularresistance.org As the first-ever person from my city to attend the biggest summit in the world about climate change, the hype was real. My friends and family were very much eager to see what would happen in the most anticipated COP since COP21, and the local government gave me their full support to report back the important things that could be echoed back to my community. Unfortunately, my disappointment was even bigger than I thought imaginable, and this COP turned out to be quite uneventful on my part. | Coming into the Blue Zone (the area where the official negotiations took place) for the first time and seeing the giant gl…

_____ (2021-12-03). South Korean Dictator Dies, Western Media Resurrects A Myth. popularresistance.org General Chun Doo Hwan was the corrupt military dictator that ruled Korea from 1979-1988, before handing off the presidency to his co-conspirator General Roh Tae Woo. Chun took power in a coup in 1979, and during his presidency he perpetrated the largest massacre of Korean civilians since the Korean war. He died on November 23rd, in pampered, sybaritic luxury, impenitent and arrogant to the very last breath. | Many western media outlets have written censorious, chest-beating accounts of his despotic governance and the massacres he perpetrated (here, here, here, and here)– something they rarely bothered to do when…

_____ (2021-12-03). International Call For New Year's Eve Noise Demonstrations. popularresistance.org This is a call for a night of strong solidarity with those imprisoned by the state. Historically, New Year's Eve is one of the noisiest nights of the year. This year, most of which has been consumed by a global pandemic, we encourage folks to take whatever measures are necessary to insure individual and community well-being, in response to both the virus and the state, understanding the balance each of us must strike for ourselves. Given our current reality, on New Year's Eve gather your crew, collective, community, organization, or just yourself to raise a racket and remind those on the inside that they are not…

_____ (2021-12-03). Battle Over Jordan Cove Energy Project Is Over After Developers Pull Plug. popularresistance.org The bitter and protracted battle over the Jordan Cove Energy Project has finally come to a close. The Calgary-based Pembina company formally asked federal energy regulators Wednesday to withdraw authorizations for the proposed pipeline and liquified natural gas export terminal in southwest Oregon. | Pembina's plan called for a 229-mile-long natural gas pipeline that would have run from Malin, Oregon, on the California border, over the Coast Range to Coos Bay. The gas would then have been super-cooled into a liquified form (LNG), loaded onto ships and exported to Asia. | The proposal raised concerns about environm…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-12-03). The TRIPS waiver proposal is a workplace issue. peoplesdispatch.org

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-03). Pakistani parliament member and Pashtun leader Ali Wazir gets bail but to remain behind bars. peoplesdispatch.org On November 30, Ali Wazir was granted bail by the Supreme Court but remains in jail as a case is pending against him. He was accused of insulting a state institution in a speech in December 2020 and has been incarcerated for close to a year…

Staff (2021-12-03). Opposition Deputy José Brito Asks CNE to Repeat Elections in Pariaguán, Anzoategui State. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, December 2, José Brito, a deputy representing Justice First in Venezuela's National Assembly, asked the National Electoral Council (CNE) to repeat the regional and municipal elections in Pariaguán (Anzoátegui State) after the disqualification of the victor Tomás Bello. | In the company of the candidate for the Democratic Alliance for mayor of the Miranda municipality of Pariaguán, Tomás Bello, Brito went to the headquarters of the CNE to challenge the electoral process of that jurisdiction. He denounced that, following the disqualification of the elected candidate, a substitution of candidates was…

Ana Perdigón (2021-12-03). 21N Elections: Scrutiny of Vote Count for Indigenous Representatives Concludes. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, December 2, Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) announced that it had concluded the tabulation of the voting minutes issued in the elections to choose Indigenous representatives for legislative councils and municipal councils. | The voting minutes were issued in each of the 74 authorized voting centers in eight states of the country. | "The Ad Hoc commission for the 2021 elections…

Staff (2021-12-03). Opposition's Presumed Candidate for Barinas State Re-election. orinocotribune.com With the opening of the new electoral process in the state of Barinas, following the controversial decision issued by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) that confirmed the disqualification of Freddy Superlano as the opposition (MUD) candidate—even when Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) forecast his victory—it is presumed that they will nominate his wife, Aurora Silva de Superlano, to run as candidate for governor. | The CNE authorities have already announced that the period for political organizations to present their offers is underway. For their part, regional media reported on the possib…

Editor2 (2021-12-03). Libya: Protesters Gather in Sebha in Support of Saif Gaddafi, Demanding Free and Fair Elections and an Impartial Judiciary. orinocotribune.com 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 protest organized by the people of the city of Ghat in front of the Sebha Court of First Instance to support the demonstrators against the closure of the court by force. The people added that it is the duty of all of us to unite to save the country from division and refraction, and what is happening in front of the court complex in Sebha, and to prevent them from considering the appeals su…

Vijay Prashad (2021-12-03). We have to stand on our ground, the best ground from which to reach the stars: The Forty-Eighth Newsletter (2021). mronline.org During the pandemic, socialist projects—such as those of LDF government in Kerala, the Cuban educational programmes, and the MST literacy campaign—are flourishing, while other governments cut their educational funding. 'It's always time to learn', says the MST literacy programme, but this adage is not in use everywhere.

Editor (2021-12-03). Supreme Court launches frontal assault on right to abortion. mronline.org Two generations of Americans have no experience of the world before Roe v. Wade, during which obtaining an abortion was a surreptitious, often criminalized process, sometimes ending in physical mutilation and even death, and the right of women to make such decisions was subordinated to the reactionary ministrations of police, priests and politicians.

David L. Wilson (2021-12-03). Media don't factcheck right-wing migration myths. mronline.org Increases and declines in unauthorized immigration mostly correlate with changes in job opportunities and other economic conditions in the United States and in nearby countries.

Scott Campbell (2021-12-03). "Autonomy is Everything": Interview with Indigenous Political Prisoner José Antonio Arreola of Nahuatzen. itsgoingdown.org La versión original de esta entrevista en español puede encontrarse aquí. The following is an interview with Indigenous political prisoner José Antonio Arreola Jiménez, one of three political prisoners from the P'urhépecha community of Nahuatzen, Michoacán, currently serving seven-year sentences based on trumped-up charges. The interview was conducted in late November by IGD contributor Scott… The English translation of this in…

Anonymous Contributor (2021-12-03). Awesome Update on Antifascist Prisoner Alex. itsgoingdown.org Update on the case of Alex "Beta Cuck 4 Lyfe," an antifascist prisoner who faced charges stemming from an antifascist mobilization in Portland in 2019. The black school bus with mesh screens over the windows looked right out of Mad Max: Fury Road as it drove up to counter-protestors who had just successfully confronted fascists…

SAM (2021-12-03). Might Starbucks Soon Start Sharing the Bucks? inequality.org

Michael Welch (2021-12-03). "We are in Deep Trouble!" Following the Science behind the COVID Catastrophe. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-12-03). Cooperation between Russia and Vietnam Strengthens Steadily. journal-neo.org Vietnam is one of Russia's key partners in the Asia-Pacific region. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) and Russia continue to develop cooperation, which has traditionally been friendly, based on years of close cooperation in a wide range of areas (diplomatic relations were established on 30 January 1950). The bilateral legal framework consists of over eighty …

_____ (2021-12-03). Russian-Indian Relations amid the "Radical Transformation of the World Order" journal-neo.org The visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to India scheduled for December 6, is poised to become a significant event which will undoubtedly have a serious impact not only on the development of the bilateral relations, but also on the ongoing "radical transformation of the world order." Such an assessment of the upcoming trip …

_____ (2021-12-03). It's Time To Free Leonard Peltier, America's Longest Serving Political Prisoner. popularresistance.org Too few have heard of Leonard Peltier, an American Indian Movement activist who has been imprisoned for 44 years based on accusations that were never proven and a trial that was appallingly mishandled. Based on his mere presence in South Dakota's 1975 Pine Ridge Reservation shoot-out, where one Native American activist and two FBI agents were killed, Peltier has spent the better part of his life behind bars. As the website FreeLeonard.org points out, this gross miscarriage of justice has been condemned by everyone from by Amnesty International and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights to Archbish…

_____ (2021-12-03). We Have to Stand on Our Ground, the Best Ground from Which to Reach the Stars. popularresistance.org The geographical distribution of low and high-income countries reveals the same old divides. This was the main focus of dossier no. 43 (CoronaShock and Education in Brazil: One and a Half Years Later, August 2021), summarised in our seven theses on the present and future of education in Brazil. These regional and gender inequalities predated the pandemic but have been exacerbated because of the lockdowns. Signs of improvement are not yet visible. Earlier this year, the World Bank and UNESCO noted that, since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, two-thirds of developing countries have cut their education budget…

Anonymous (2021-12-03). Palestine in Pictures: November 2021. electronicintifada.net A monthly roundup of photographs documenting Palestine, Palestinian life, politics and culture, and international solidarity with Palestine.

Bruce Lerro (2021-12-03). The House of Cards of Clinical Psychology. dissidentvoice.org Why is anger a motivation for writing this book? Because the rapid growth and professionalization of my field…has led it to abandon a commitment it made at the inception of that growth. That is to establish mental health base on research findings The practice would ignore the research…Instead, too many mental healthcare professionals rely on …

Cristen Hemingway Jaynes (2021-12-03). In Arctic, rain might replace snow decades sooner than previously thought. peoplesworld.org

Editor (2021-12-03). Kevin Sharp: It's Time to Free Leonard Peltier, America's Longest Serving Political Prisoner. scheerpost.com Leonard Peltier. [Gary Stevens] | Click to subscribe on: Too few have heard of Leonard Peltier, an American Indian Movement activist who has been imprisoned for 44 years based on accusations that were never proven and a trial that was appallingly mishandled. Based on his mere presence in South Dakota's 1975 Pine Ridge Reservation shoot-out, where one Native Ameri…

Eric Walberg (2021-12-03). Afghan Emirate's Challenge to the World. dissidentvoice.org What happened to news about Afghanistan? After their spectacular sweep of the entire country and overnight victory, there is no news now. And Taliban websites remain closed. Just human interest stuff about traitors/ cowards/ whatevers fleeing to the US or wherever. A convening of Afghan women parliamentarians, holding a mock Afghan parliament in exile (a …

Ivan Stoiljkovic (2021-12-03). 'It was once our home': Socialist Yugoslavia before the breakup. peoplesworld.org On November 29, 1943, in the midst of the Second World War, a beautiful, big, and strong socialist Yugoslavia was established in the town of Jajce in central Bosnia. It was established by the Anti-fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia (AVNOJ), at its second session, as a state of equal nations and peoples …

Kameron Damaska (2021-12-03). Lawsuit filed in Ohio over mass non-compliance with training by police officers. liberationnews.org The lawsuit demands officers who do not comply with their continued professional training requirements cease functioning as police.

Karen Conner (2021-12-03). Unemployment Falls to 4.2 Percent in November as Economy Adds 210,000 Jobs. cepr.net The rise in the index of aggregate hours would be equivalent to more than 630,000 jobs with no changes in workweeks.

Katie Miernicki (2021-12-03). Supreme Court prepares to decimate abortion rights — Here's why it's not too late. liberationnews.org This attack could have been prevented had the Democrats taken any of its many opportunities over the decades to definitively legalize abortion through an act of Congress. There is no reason why the legality of abortion has to be left up to SCOTUS…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-12-03). First Amazon, now Starbucks: Workers demanding unions at low-paying firms. peoplesworld.org BUFFALO —First it was—and still is—Amazon in Alabama. Now it's Starbucks in Buffalo. Welcome to the era of large, low-paying firms being targets of organizing, by fed-up workers themselves, with unions coming in to aid them. In the Starbucks case, baristas and other workers at Starbucks stores in the metro Buffalo area are voting by …

Martha Grevatt (2021-12-03). Progressives sweep Teamsters election ‚àí time to organize! workers.org In a major setback for top-down, corporate-model business unionism, Teamsters United candidate Sean O'Brien defeated Steve Vairma — the chosen successor to Teamsters President James Hoffa Jr. — by a two-to-one margin. The results were announced Nov. 18, with Fred Zuckerman, Teamsters United candidate for Secretary-Treasurer, and the entire "OZ" . . . |

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-12-03). Israel kills and "honors" people with disabilities. electronicintifada.net Tel Aviv whitewashes its maiming of Gaza protesters.

Phillip Smith (2021-12-03). How Oregon is turning the page on America's disastrous drug war. nationofchange.org "Our immediate focus is to ensure every Oregonian knows these critical harm reduction and recovery services are being invested in and expanded so that they will be available to anyone who wants and needs them, and that they can feel comfortable and safe accessing them."

Toward Freedom Editor (2021-12-03). Why Does Independent Media Matter? A Webinar on Nicaragua, Haiti, Venezuela, Honduras and the Black Liberation Struggle. towardfreedom.org Toward Freedom hosted a webinar December 2 to welcome new editor, Julie Varughese, who reported on her time covering Nicaragua's November 7 elections. Regular contributors Danny Shaw and Jacqueline Luqman discussed the Pink Tide in Latin America, Haiti and how Hollywood depicts the Black liberation struggle.

VINS (2021-12-03). College Degrees Less Beneficial for First-Generation Grads. projectcensored.org First-generation college graduates have more trouble finding jobs and earn substantially less than their classmates whose parents also finished college, according to a September 24, 2021 article for the Hechinger…

VINS (2021-12-03). COVID-19 Concerns Overshadow Pre-Existing Inequalities in Education. projectcensored.org In March 2021, Kate Way reported in Truthout that the urgency to reopen schools ignores fundamental educational inequalities across the United States that existed before the onset of the COVID-19…

VINS (2021-12-03). Ohio State Board of Education Fails to Condemn "White Supremacy Culture" projectcensored.org On October 11, 2021, the Intercept reported on an Ohio State Board of Education member who has refused to condemn white supremacy. Board member Diana Fessler criticized Resolution 20—an anti-racism…

VINS (2021-12-03). Student Affairs "Shadow Curriculum" Undermines Higher Education. projectcensored.org The blurring of academic and social skills is reshaping university and college curricula as higher education institutions across the country place increasing importance on student affairs programs to enhance students'…

Zackery Corley (2021-12-03). America's rural hospitals were already in the red; COVID could finish them. peoplesworld.org In July, the Center for Health Quality and Payment Reform (CHQPR) released a study revealing just how far the decline of hundreds of rural hospitals has gone, many of which could soon be forced to close their doors for good. The study received some media attention in the months since its release, however, most of …

Anonymous Contributor (2021-12-03). So, You're an Abolitionist in Minneapolis, and You Just Lost at the Polls. Now What?: An Invitation to Revolt. itsgoingdown.org In the wake of failed electoral strategies, anarchists and abolitionists look back at what made the George Floyd uprising powerful and argue that the rebellion itself shows the way forward. Originally published to AntiDote Zine. We're abolitionists too, perhaps of a little different flavor or spice blend. And this is an invitation to come join…

Michael Albert (2021-12-03). Post Capitalist Decision Making. zcomm.org Decision making is multifaceted. The thing decided is not alone important. How we decide also matters…

Staff (2021-12-03). From Abortion Bans to Anti-Trans Laws, a Christian Legal Army is Waging War on America. democracynow.org As the Supreme Court looks poised to uphold Mississipi's 15-week abortion ban and possibly overturn Roe v. Wade we speak to The Nation's Amy Littlefield about her investigation into the Christian legal army behind the Mississippi law as well as anti-trans laws across the country. She also critiques the mainstream pro-choice movement's failure to center the poor and people of color. "There is a change coming within the movement because of its reckoning with these past missteps including, frankly, the failure to adequately protect Black women and to stand up for the safety of the people whose rights were eroded fir…

WSWS (2021-12-03). Social Democrats, Greens and Left Party to continue right-wing agenda in German state of Berlin. wsws.org Leaving aside the noncommittal rhetoric and empty phrases of the 152-page document, the coalition agreement clearly shows that the three parties are preparing a direct confrontation with the working class.

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-12-03). "Big Pharma should not be the one calling the shots during the pandemic" peoplesdispatch.org Fatima Hassan from Health Justice International talks about the TRIPS waiver proposal, vaccine apartheid, and the WTO's role in pandemic response and recovery…

WSWS (2021-12-03). "It's been three years of hell": An air flight attendant's fight to expose Southwest Airlines' poisoning of its workforce. wsws.org Tonya Osborne, an air flight attendant for Southwest Airlines, has suffered multiple autoimmune disorders and other health complications after being subjected to toxic chemicals in her work uniform.

WSWS (2021-12-03). SEP electoral members say new Australian electoral laws are "highly autocratic" wsws.org These laws are "to force voters to pick the main parties," a postal worker said.

Rubén Armendáriz (2021-12-03). Argentina — Procesaron al expresidente Macri por espiar a familiares del submarino hundido. globalizacion.ca El expresidente neoliberal argentino Mauricio Macri fue procesado sin prisión preventiva, pero con un embargo de 100 millones de pesos sobre sus bienes, por el juez federal de Dolores Martín Bava, quien consideró al político y empresario de 62 años…

Ricardo Delgado (2021-12-03). Video: Graphene Oxide: A Toxic Substance in the Vial of the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine? globalresearch.ca The results of their analysis by electron microscopy and spectroscopy are far-reaching. Graphene oxide is a toxin which triggers thrombi and blood coagulation. It also has an impact on the immune system. Graphene oxide accumulated in the lungs can have devastating impacts.

Abahlali baseMjondolo (2021-12-03). The justice system continues to fail us in eKhenana. zcomm.org We will continue to support progressive forces that occupy land for living and creating food sustainability…

Mario Gaona (2021-12-03). Muncie, Indiana, students protest censorship of BLM in school. zcomm.org Students at Muncie Central High School marched from the school to Muncie City Hall Nov. 23 after their school's administration commanded a class to take down student posters that mention the Black Lives Matter social movement…

WSWS (2021-12-03). US and NATO ramp up anti-Russia war drive. wsws.org US and NATO representatives are pressing ahead with hysterical anti-Russian rhetoric and threats of war.

Editor (2021-12-03). British Columbia floods reveal our system's skewed priorities. mronline.org This recent disaster is just a hint of the climate-related challenges to come.

Mary Triny Mena (2021-12-03). Venezuela rolls out COVID-19 vaccination program for kids aged 2-11. america.cgtn.com Venezuela is rolling out a COVID-19 vaccination program for children as young as two- years-old, but the decision to vaccinate children is still controversial. There are questions about the safety of the vaccines the Venezuelan government has authorized, and about the decision to allocate scant …

Gerardo Villagrán del Corral (2021-12-03). México — Tres años de transformaciones con apoyo ciudadano, pandemia mediante. globalizacion.ca El presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador estableció frente a más de 100 mil conciudadanos concentrados en la Plaza del Zócalo en Ciudad de México que lo más importante es que en los primeros tres años de gobierno, se han sentado…

Editorial La Jornada (2021-12-03). Quédate en México: Ecos trumpianos. globalizacion.ca El gobierno de México aceptó la petición de Estados Unidos para reimplementar el programa Quédate en México, creado por el ex presidente Donald Trump para obligar a los migrantes que solicitan asilo a Washington a permanecer en territorio mexicano hasta…

Staff (2021-12-03). "The Facility": Meet the Former Prisoner Who Details Fight for His Life Inside ICE Jail During COVID. democracynow.org We go inside a notorious ICE jail at the height of the pandemic to see how people held there spoke out against dangerous conditions, and faced retaliation before they were ultimately released with no notice. Their story is captured in a new documentary called "The Facility." It investigates the inhumane conditions at Irwin County Detention Center using footage from video calls, where cameras installed in cell blocks to enable pay-per-minute video calls "functioned almost like a portal for a moment in and out of a place meant not to be seen in this way," says director, Seth Freed Wessler. "How can your own governm…

teleSUR (2021-12-03). US House Approves Funding Bill Ahead Of Shutdown Deadline. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a short-term spending bill that would keep federal agencies running through February, averting a partial shutdown just a day before government funding is set to expire. | RELATED: | The Democrats-held lower chamber approved the bill by a vote of 221-212. The measure now heads to the Senate, where a group of Republicans have threatened to delay the passage o…

Daniel Campione (2021-12-03). Fondo Monetario Internacional: Cartas y discursos vs movilización popular. globalizacion.ca En circunstancias sociales agobiantes, avanzan raudas las negociaciones orientadas a hipotecar por al menos una década el futuro de la sociedad argentina. Van a vivirse horas decisivas en las que no cabe la posición de espectadores. | Todo indica que se…

Chris Walker (2021-12-03). Using Inflation as an Excuse, Corporations Raised Prices & Increased Profits. zcomm.org "Corporations are seizing the opportunity to engage in massive profiteering because they can…they don't care you have to pay more for your groceries"

Anny Druett (2021-12-03). Video: Fourth Sydney feminist walking tour set for December 12. greenleft.org.au Find out about Sydney's feminist and LGBTIQ+ history of struggle on this Green Left walking tour of Sydney. Rachel Evans reports.

WSWS (2021-12-03). Tentative agreement announced in Kellogg's strike. wsws.org The BCTGM union is bringing a contract for a vote by 1,400 workers striking at four company cereal plants on Sunday, December 5, proposing to preserve the two-tier system and to accept wage increases below the rate of inflation.

Carson Minow (2021-12-03). Some AAPI voters in New York feel abandoned by Democratic Party. america.cgtn.com Democrat Eric Adams is due to take up his role as the new Mayor of New York City in January. Yet a breakdown of voting at the polls shows there was a swell of support for his Republican opponent, Curtis Sliwa, among the city's Asian …

Alex Bainbridge (2021-12-03). Socialist Alliance submits federal re-registration. greenleft.org.au Alex Bainbridge reports that the Socialist Alliance has submitted a list of 1650 members to the Australian Electoral Commission to maintain its electoral registration.

Yves Engler (2021-12-03). Time to Fight Climate Change, Not Each Other. zcomm.org Environmentalists' battle is not with the Russians or Chinese, it's with the polluters, which include those purportedly protecting us from the Russians and Chinese…

Monica Cruz (2021-12-03). US Supreme Court might sabotage abortion access nationally. peoplesdispatch.org The right to abortion is under imminent threat as the Supreme Court begins deliberations on a case which may chart the path to overturn the landmark ruling in Roe V. Wade, which established a constitutional right to abortion in 1973. On December 1, the court heard arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which examines the constitutionality of a Mississippi state law banning abortions after the fifteenth week of pregnancy, except in cases of medical emergencies or fetal abnormalities. The six justices who make up the conservative majority in the court have expressed favorability towards…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-12-03). Chemical kitchens and choosing mates: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

Sam Wainwright (2021-12-03). No uranium mine at Mulga Rock, say protesters. greenleft.org.au Protesters gathered on November 26 to oppose Vimy Resources' proposal to mine uranium at Mulga Rock, reports Sam Wainwright.

WSWS (2021-12-03). New York City educators must defend striking Columbia University student-workers. wsws.org The New York City Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee met on November 21 and authorized this statement calling on educators, parents and students to support the strike of Columbia University student-workers.

Raúl Zibechi (2021-12-03). Mujeres de Frente: Resistencia y dignidad. globalizacion.ca Una de las alegrías profundas que me ha deparado la pandemia, pese a todos los dolores, es haber conocido a nuevas organizaciones, siempre abajo y a la izquierda, en diversos países de nuestra América. Teia dos Povos (Red de Pueblos)…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-12-03). Dozens killed, wounded in ISIL attack on Iraq's Makhmur city. en.mehrnews.com The Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs of Iraqi Kurdistan Region announced that a number of civilians were killed and injured in the wake of last night's attack by ISIL terrorist groups on "Makhmur" city in Iraq.

Jessica Corbett (2021-12-03). Research Reveals How PR Firms Have Spent Decades Fueling Climate Misinformation. zcomm.org "The best time to stop working for fossil fuel clients was 20 years ago, when we had much more time to stop the climate emergency. The second best time is now."

WSWS (2021-12-03). Referendum on direct election of UAW officers passes. wsws.org A little over 140,000 voted out of close to 1 million eligible active workers and retirees, a mere 14 percent turnout, reflecting the deep alienation felt by workers toward the UAW.

Fred Fuentes (2021-12-03). Adani protester given suspended prison sentence, latest example of escalating repression. greenleft.org.au A new report by Greenpeace, Global Warning: the threat to climate defenders in Australia, has identified an alarming escalation in repression against climate activists. Fred Fuentes reports.

Staff (2021-12-03). Hoteles de La Habana listos para el turismo de eventos. cubadebate.cu Emblemáticos hoteles de La Habana se alistan para acoger en sus salones a parte de los 160 eventos nacionales e internacionales planificados en Cuba para el próximo año, ofreciendo servicios de excelencia y acorde a las características de la nueva normalidad.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-12-03). Immune imprinting causes varied patterns of protection against COVID-19 variants. imperial.ac.uk Research shows that the first SARS-CoV-2 spike protein a person encounters, be it by vaccination or infection, shapes their subsequent immune response…

A Guest Author (2021-12-03). Popular struggle challenges Sudan 'agreement'. workers.org By Carlos Lopes Pereira The author, a veteran of the liberation movement in Guinea and Cape Verde, is a regular contributor of articles on Africa to Avante, the weekly newspaper of the Portuguese Communist Party. This article was published Nov. 25. Translation: John Catalinotto. Popular protests defy tear gas, bullets, . . . |

Lil Kalish (2021-12-03). Justice Sotomayor Exposed the Bullshit of Mississippi's Attack on Abortion Rights. zcomm.org "The right of a woman to choose, the right to control her own body, has been clearly set since Casey and never challenged"

Paul Haeder (2021-12-03). That Old Green Stamps Book's Back in Style, Digital Form. dissidentvoice.org The amount of amnesia, and outright smoke and mirrors and juking the people, for and by and with the corporation at the helm, it is almost a death sentence trying to be a creative writer — a bloody novelist, no less — in this world of mass hysteria, a thinner door creaked open for legit …

WSWS (2021-12-03). UK University staff strike to defend pay, terms and pensions. wsws.org "Our pay is 20 percent below where it should be. We had a pay freeze last year. We've had a 0.5 percent pay increase imposed upon us this year," says striking university lecturer.

Jake Johnson (2021-12-03). Bowman Urges Democratic Leaders to Remove Boebert From Committees Over 'Vile' Attacks on Omar. zcomm.org "I, for one, will work to root out Islamophobia and discrimination of any kind, and implore my colleagues to join me in saying enough is enough."

teleSUR (2021-12-03). Peru's Officers Must Put Aside Political Differences: Castillo. telesurenglish.net On Friday and Monday, Peru's President Pedro Castillo will meet with lawmakers to coordinate policies to promote economic reactivation, political stability and help the citizens affected by the 7,2-magnitude earthquake, which shook the country on Nov. 28. | RELATED: | "We need to put aside political differences to work together in favor of our people," Castillo said and condemned the position assumed by the Attorney General'

WSWS (2021-12-03). Sri Lankan public sector workers hold nationwide protests to demand higher wages. wsws.org The island-wide actions, held on consecutive days beginning Monday, are another indication of mounting working-class opposition to the Rajapakse government's austerity measures and its escalating anti-democratic attacks.

teleSUR (2021-12-03). Gunmen Attack Four Libyan Election Centers. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC) said that four of its election centers have been attacked by a group of gunmen. | RELATED: | Said Al-Qasabi, head of the main operations chamber of the HNEC, said that gunmen in civilian clothes launched the attacks on Wednesday, taking away 2,312 voter cards and damaging 69 others. Interior Minister Khaled Mazen on Tuesday warned that obstructing the…

WSWS (2021-12-03). Australian government proceeds with pro-business climate change policies after Glasgow summit debacle. wsws.org The Morrison government is among the most criminally reckless in the world on climate change policy.

Karina Huber (2021-12-03). Biathlon requires marksmanship and strength. america.cgtn.com One of the lesser-known sports at the winter Olympics is a competition called a biathlon. It consists of a cross-country race combined with marksmanship and requires both physical and mental strength to win. Europeans dominate the sport but interest is growing in the U.S. and …

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-12-03). JCPOA Joint Commission meeting to be held today. en.mehrnews.com An informed source said that the meeting of JCPOA Joint Commission will be held in Austrian capital Vienna on Friday afternoon.

Laura Finley (2021-12-03). Facing the Facts About Gun Violence in the U.S. zcomm.org U.S. gun-related homicide rates are 25 times greater than other wealthy nations…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-12-03). David Miles to become top forecaster at UK fiscal watchdog. imperial.ac.uk Professor David Miles has been appointed to one of the most influential roles in UK economic policy.

WSWS (2021-12-03). SEIU pushes through contract to end month-long strike by hospital workers in Huntington, West Virginia. wsws.org The terms of the newly proposed contract are little different than the initial CHH offer that prompted the walkout November 3.

WSWS (2021-12-03). UK mother Lisa Diaz faces malicious prosecution for her stand over unsafe, COVID-infested schools. wsws.org "I can't help feeling that they are threatening me because I have been so vocal in speaking out against the spread of COVID in schools and the dangers."

A Guest Author (2021-12-03). Youth leader at National Day of Mourning: 'We are not vanishing'. workers.org By Kimimilasha James The following is a slightly edited talk given by Kimimilasha James on Nov. 25 at the 52nd commemoration of the National Day of Mourning on Cole's Hill, in Plymouth, Massachusetts. At the mic is Kimimilasha James speaking at National Day of Mourning rally. WW PHOTO: Rachel Wilson. . . . |

WSWS (2021-12-03). Go-Ahead drivers in London win support for petition against Unite collusion over Remote Sign On. wsws.org RSO is opposed by an overwhelming majority of bus drivers across London—84 percent according to a recent Unite survey. Bus companies plan to introduce it across the network to slash payroll costs and introduce full labour force "flexibility".

WSWS (2021-12-03). The Oxford High School shooting: What lessons are to be drawn? wsws.org A grim scene, all too familiar in American life, occurred Tuesday afternoon as 15-year-old sophomore Ethan Crumbley carried out a mass shooting at Oxford High School in a suburban community on the outer edges of the Detroit, Michigan Metro region.

Juraima Almeida (2021-12-03). La economía brasileña técnicamente entró en recesión. globalizacion.ca El Producto Interno Bruto (PIB) de Brasil registró una variación negativa de 0,1 por ciento en el tercer trimestre, en relación al trimestre anterior que había marcado una caída del 0,4%, y técnicamente el país entró en recesión, según informó…

WSWS (2021-12-03). New Zealand rail union enters talks ahead of national strike. wsws.org Driven by the rising cost of living and stagnant wages, Kiwirail workers have voted overwhelmingly for a nationwide strike. The RMTU, however, has resumed talks with management.

Paulo Cabral (2021-12-03). Brazil grapples with inflation amid COVID-19 recovery. america.cgtn.com The Brazilian economy is in a recession as the country grapples with high interest rates and inflation. The downturn comes as Brazil is losing momentum as it tries to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Economists say the government has limited tools to fight it. CGTN's …

teleSUR (2021-12-03). New Investigations Against Bolsonaro Prompt Citizen Discontent. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the Attorney General's Office (PGR) opened six preliminary investigations involving Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro in criminal acts that occurred since the COVID-19 pandemic began. | RELATED: | The new investigations, which are confidential and involve various ministers and lawmakers, are based on the accusatory elements compiled in a 1,300-page report presented by the Parliamentary Investigative Commission (CP…

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-12-02). Venezuela: Maduro Reinforces Vaccination Over Omicron Variant, Condemns Western 'Political' Response. venezuelanalysis.com The United Nations also criticized Western nations for imposing a "travel apartheid" against southern Africa following the Omicron Covid-19 variant appearance.

Staff (2021-12-02). Headlines for December 2, 2021. democracynow.org Supreme Court's Conservatives Signal Support for Mississippi Anti-Abortion Law , U.S. Detects Omicron Coronavirus Variant in California, U.N. Chief Blasts "Travel Apartheid" as Nations Deny Entry to Africans Over Omicron Variant, Russia Expels Some US Ambassadors as Blinken Warns Russia Against Invading Ukraine, Burmese Military Helicopters Attack Villagers in Region Where Resistance to Coup Remains Strong, Women's Tennis Association Suspends Tournaments in China Over Peng Shuai Case, 15-Year-Old Suspect in Michigan High School Shooting to be Tried as an Adult, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams to Run for Governor i…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-02). The Covid-19 Omicron Variant: Towards a Fourth Wave Lockdown? Pretext to Introduce New Repressive Policy Measures. globalresearch.ca Global Research is the object of censorship. | Please forward this article to friends and colleagues, post on your blog and on social media. *** | Both the governments and the media in chorus are now engaged in a …

Ediz Tiyansan (2021-12-02). Omicron variant sparks fears amid the holiday season. america.cgtn.com The newly identified Omicron coronavirus variant has triggered global restrictions on travel and shaken financial markets just as the Christmas holiday season is getting underway. Some U.S. states are taking new measures. CGTN's Ediz Tiyansan reports.

WSWS (2021-12-02). Omicron COVID-19 variant detected in the United States. wsws.org The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed an individual residing in San Francisco who recently returned from South Africa was positive for the Omicron variant.

Global Research News (2021-12-02). Selected Articles: Doctor Who First Discovered Omicron Variant Says It's "Mild," Hasn't Caused Uptick in Hospitalizations. globalresearch.ca By For no good reason, the world is cringing at the news of the OMICRON mutation of the Covid-19 coronavirus even though data on its infectiveness …

teleSUR (2021-12-02). Countries Increase Restrictions Against Omicron COVID Variant. telesurenglish.net Countries are once again closing borders and imposing restrictions on certain regions due to the threat of spread. | Omicron was in the Netherlands before South Africa identified its first cases, say Dutch officials, yet the variant was used to justify EU and U.S. travel bans against countries in southern Africa, which the WHO condemned as penalizing countries who reported it.

Alasdair Baverstock (2021-12-02). Mexico downplays threat of Omicron variant. america.cgtn.com While countries around the world coordinate strategies to handle spread of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, Mexico is resisting a return to stricter protocols. CGTN's Alasdair Baverstock reports.

Staff (2021-12-02). àìmicron se desparrama en las principales ciudades brasileñas. cubadebate.cu El secretario de Salud de la Alcaldía de San Pablo, Edson Aparecido, dijo hoy que "no se descarta" la posibilidad de que la variante Omicron haya comenzado a dispersarse por esa metrópolis de 12 millones de habitantes. Ante el riesgo de un rebrote de la pandemia San Pablo determinó que dos hospitales sean preparados para recibir sólo enfermos de coronavirus con esta cepa.

Anand Naidoo (2021-12-02). The Heat: Omicron variant brings tougher restrictions. america.cgtn.com The Director-General of the World Health Organization warns a new coronavirus variant poses a very high global risk.

teleSUR (2021-12-02). Cuba Works on Vaccines Against New COVID-19 Variant. telesurenglish.net Eduardo Martinez, president of BioCubaFarma, announced on Wednesday, Dec. 1, that Cuban scientists are working to develop a new variant of vaccines to strike strains like Omicron of the Coronavirus. | RELATED: | Martinez stated that research had been carried out regarding the behavior of the new COVID strain, and they are working to achieve results as soon as possible. | "If necessary, we will develop it in a s…

Peter Boyle (2021-12-02). Omicron a reminder that global solidarity is needed to overcome COVID-19. greenleft.org.au We are now seeing blowback from global vaccine apartheid in the form of a new COVID-19 variant, writes Peter Boyle, but once again, the world's richest countries are responding by shutting their doors to poorer nations.

IGD Worldwide (2021-12-02). The "First World" can Fuck Off Playing Victim: Colonial Roots of the Modern Refugee Crises. itsgoingdown.org The mistreatment of refugees at the Belarusian and Polish borders has recently caught the world's eye. There isn't much analysis from reporters beyond how shameful it is to use some of the world's most desperate people as chess pieces to resolve political disputes. These refugee crises that "first world" countries cry about when refugees appear…

teleSUR (2021-12-02). US, EU, UK and Canada Place New Round of Sanctions on Belarus. telesurenglish.net The United States, United Kingdom, European Union and Canada placed further sanctions on Belarus, accusing the government of President Alexander Lukashenko of human rights violations based on allegedly "orchestrating" irregular migration at the EU's border. | The U.S. and its allies have imposed more sanctions on Belarus, its industries and top officials.

Dana Sanchez (2021-12-02). Gold Investor Peter Schiff: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Just Admitted Biden Wants To Empower IRS To Go After Low-Income Tax Cheats. moguldom.com The Biden administration in November dropped its unpopular proposal from the $2.2 trillion Build Back Better plan to make banks share data about customers with the Internal Revenue Service for accounts with total annual deposits or withdrawals of $10,000-plus. However, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said she still supports the concept. The bank reporting idea was …

Staff (2021-12-02). Spain's Zapatero Urges Resumption of Mexico Talks. orinocotribune.com Former head of the Spanish government, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, urged a resumption of the meetings between the government of Venezuela and the opposition, in the dialogue known as the Mexico Talks, which were suspended after the kidnapping of diplomat Alex Saab by the United States. | During his participation in the assembly of the Puebla Group, the former Spanish prime minister said that "it is the only way" to advance in solving the problems that the country faces. | "My opinion is that the dialogue that has been taking place in Mexico between the opposition and the government of Venezuela is a fundamental…

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-12-02). Socialism in the Global South w/ Comrades Ramiro Sebastián Fúnez and Libre X. Sankara. anchor.fm In this episode I have on Comrades Libre X. Sankara from Troika Kollective (@troikakollectiv on Instagram and Twitter) and Ramiro Sebastián Fúnez, host of Unmasking Imperialism on Youtube, director of "Nicaragua Against Empire" (youtu.be/-wUDr0tQxqs) | We discuss the situations in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua briefly, touching mostly upon the recent elections in Nicaragua and Venezuela, as well as the false accusations levied by the US Empire against these nations at this time. We also go in depth to discuss the overall situation facing Central and South America, as colonized nations, and how their figh…

New Atlas (2021-12-02). "Summit for Democracy" — Enhancing Empire, Not Defending "Democracy" newatlas.report December 3, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — The very first "Summit for Democracy" will be held in early December 2021. Organized by the United States, it will include "leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector," all unilaterally picked by the United States who, by implication, has unilaterally declared itself arbiter of which …

_____ (2021-12-02). Revival of Class Politics in the U.S…. Will It Be Socialism or Fascism? strategic-culture.org The U.S. empire, like the USSR, is imploding out of its own corruption, says Harriet Fraad in an interview with Finian Cunningham. | Over the past year, the massive upheaval in the United States from workers going on industrial strike and walking off jobs signifies an increasing awareness of class politics. In the following interview, Harriet Fraad says that American workers are overcoming decades of suppression from anti-communist propaganda as well as a betrayal by the two main political parties. | Workers are becoming aware of their rights and their conditions of exploitation under the corporate capitalist sys…

_____ (2021-12-02). Potential Legislation On China Amounts To A New Cold War. popularresistance.org Congress is itching to pass a sweeping bipartisan package that threatens to enshrine a new Cold War, this time against China, and they're counting on the American public's inattention to get it through by the end of the year. After months of stalling in the House, and a failed attempt to attach the legislation to the annual defense bill, majority leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi struck a deal this week for a bicameral conference on the anti-China legislation. | The US Innovation and Competition Act is a massive piece of legislation purporting to make the United States more "competitive" with China ec…

teleSUR (2021-12-02). Humanity Demands The Abolition of Modern Slavery Every Dec. 2. telesurenglish.net On the International Day for The Abolition of Slavery, the United Nations (UN) recalled that over 40 million people across the globe are victims of modern slavery, a practice that includes forced labor, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human trafficking. | RELATED: | "These forms of slavery are the result of long-standing discrimination against vulnerable social sectors such as undocumented immigrants, LGBT people, and Indi…

WSWS (2021-12-02). National Labor Relations Board orders new union election at Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. wsws.org The Biden administration is intervening not to defend workers' democratic rights, but to impose a labor police force over this decisive section of the working class…

_____ (2021-12-02). Hondurans Break The US-Imposed Narco Siege Of Their Government. popularresistance.org Brian Nichols, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, visited Honduras the week before the presidential elections. His stated purpose was to "encourage the peaceful, transparent conduct of free and fair national elections." He did not meet with the de facto President, Juan Orlando Hernández. | The gesture was clear and illuminating on two levels. | First, it showed that the U.S. government had already accepted the irrefutable truth that the center-left coalition led by Xiomara Castro would earn the votes of the Honduran people (as we go to publication, she was in the lead with 53.6%). Hondur…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-12-02). El Partido Libre y la candidata presidencial Xiomara Castro ganan a lo grande en las elecciones de Honduras. peoplesworld.org

Editor2 (2021-12-02). Honduras: 12 Years Later, Defeat of the Coup d'état Regime. orinocotribune.com By Ollantay Itzamná — Nov 29, 2021 | 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 Asfura, of the National party, with 34%. Nearly 20 points difference that will be very difficult to reverse. | More than 5 million Hondurans were eligible to elect the President and 3 presidential appointees (vice presidents), 120 deputies, 20 representatives to PARLACEN and 298 municipal governments. More than 3 million Ho…

Atilio A. Boron (2021-12-02). Xiomara Castro inaugura una nueva era. globalizacion.ca La aplastante victoria de Xiomara Castro en las elecciones presidenciales de Honduras pone un broche de oro a un mes políticamente excepcional de Nuestra América. Queda aún pendiente el balotaje chileno, pero el triunfo de la candidata de LIBRE tiene…

teleSUR (2021-12-02). Honduran President Hernandez Accepts Victory of Xiomara Castro. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez congratulated President-elect Xiomara Castro, who won 52.31 percent of the votes in the Nov. 28 general elections. | RELATED: | "I want to congratulate Castro and all our compatriots, whose civic display in these elections strengthened democracy," Hernandez stated, recalling that the electoral process took place in peace and order. | "The will of Hondurans is s…

Johanna Kichton (2021-12-02). People's Action Proudly Endorses Sonia Chang-Díaz for Governor of Massachusetts. peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced its endorsement of Sonia Chang-Díaz for Governor of Massachusetts. Chang-Díaz is running a movement politics, people-powered campaign and will work to advance the People's Action People's Platform once elected. Chang-Díaz is also endorsed by People's Action member organization, Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts Action Fund. "Profiteers and the ultra-wealthy have dominated …

Johanna Kichton (2021-12-02). People's Action: Bloated Military Budget Proves Congress Needs a Reality Check on Priorities. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released the following statement by Director of Federal Affairs Megan Essaheb as the Senate debates the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act: "It's rich that some senators will soon greenlight a bill, written and lobbied for by defense contractors and corporations who profit off forever wars, …

It's Going Down (2021-12-02). Calling All Antifascist Bands! itsgoingdown.org Call for submissions from antifascist bands for a compilation record benefiting prisoners and the Torch network. Do you dream of creating a culture of resistance to fascism — in the streets and every day? The Torch Antifascist Network is with you! We are a national network of antifascist crews in the US who have been…

In Contempt (2021-12-02). In Contempt #11: 2021 Comes to a Close. itsgoingdown.org Welcome! It's December! In this month's column, we've got lots of updates on political prisoners, George Floyd uprising defendants, and prison rebels. As we get closer to the new year, remember there is a call for noise demos outside of jails, detention facilities, and prisons and also take time to write to prisoners and keep…

_____ (2021-12-02). Activists Make Last-Minute Bid To Stop Blasting In Whale Breeding Grounds. popularresistance.org Activists have made a last-minute bid to stop Royal Dutch Shell from exploring for oil and gas in whale breeding grounds off the coast of South Africa. | The fossil-fuel giant had planned to search for oil and gas reserves by setting off underwater explosions along a stretch of South Africa known as the Wild Coast, according to MSN. The explorations were slated to begin December 1. However, four environmental and human rights organizations filed a legal challenge Monday night to stop the blasting, Greenpeace Africa said. | "Shell's activities threaten to destroy the Wild Coast and the lives of the people living t…

_____ (2021-12-02). Another Year Of Devastating Overdoses In Baltimore. popularresistance.org Last year, I hid behind an abandoned building in East Baltimore with three guys who all used heroin together as they tested their drugs, injected them, and made sure they were there for each other in case any of them overdosed. | It was about 8AM in the middle of January 2020, sunny but cold, and "D"—Black, in his late thirties, without a home, and requesting anonymity for obvious reasons—held court behind a vacant rowhouse. D saw to it that he and his friends were as safe as possible—he's more fastidious and more experienced than the others. Heroin had been part of his life for about 20 years.

_____ (2021-12-02). Some European Prisons Are Based On Dignity Instead Of Dehumanization. popularresistance.org On a cold morning in February 2013, I led a group of American policymakers and criminal justice practitioners — judges, public defenders, legislators, corrections officials, law professors — on a visit to a juvenile prison in eastern Germany. We met with a group of young men, largely between the ages 18 and 21, who were serving between two to five years at the facility; most had been convicted of a violent offense. | Although these young men certainly looked like teenagers or very young adults — dressed in jeans, cargo pants, colorful T-shirts, sweatshirts, and baseball caps — they would c…

_____ (2021-12-02). SCOTUS Upholds Oklahoma's McGirt Decision: Governor And Big Oil Lose. popularresistance.org On Monday, November 29, anti-Indigenous Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt's futile attempts to undermine and destroy tribal sovereignty through legal avenues ended for good when the US Supreme Court refused his request to reexamine their 2020 McGirt ruling. | That decision declared that Oklahoma rightfully remains Indian Territory for criminal jurisdiction, and ever since, Governor Kevin Stitt and his pro-oil "Commission on Cooperative Sovereignty" have fought desperately to overturn it in every legal space available. Chaired by Devon Energy CEO's Larry Nichols, the commission also includes Continental Resources' Har…

_____ (2021-12-02). The Right-Wing Story About Human Nature Is False. popularresistance.org One common view of human beings is that we are "by nature" selfish, violent, cruel, and untrustworthy, and that, to the extent we manage to restrain these base instincts, it is because we are taught to be generous, and punished if we go around hurting others. Sometimes this view is accompanied by a story about human development: once upon a time, life was nasty, brutish, and short, a war of all against all. Prehistoric human beings were violent barbarians. Fortunately, civilization has gradually brought out the better angels of our nature. Free markets can actually direct humans' natural selfishness toward social…

_____ (2021-12-02). Union, Kellogg's Reach Tentative Deal To End Strike. popularresistance.org Battle Creek, MI — Kellogg workers' nearly two-month strike in Cereal City may be over soon. | In a Wednesday update to members, the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union said it had reached a tentative agreement with The Kellogg Company after additional negotiations in Chicago. | The five-year deal would deliver 3% raises while maintaining current worker health benefits. Cost of living adjustments would be tacked on starting in the second year of the contract, according to an overview provided by The Kellogg Company. | The tentative agreement also addresses another st…

_____ (2021-12-02). Why Jordanian People Are Protesting Pact With UAE, Israel. popularresistance.org Thousands of Jordanians demonstrated in Amman on Friday against a deal that will supposedly see Jordan send electricity to Israel in exchange for desalinated seawater. | This followed protests by students on campuses across the country opposing the kingdom's formal ties and close relations with Israel, which many see as an outright betrayal of the Palestinian cause. | The deal, to which the United Arab Emirates is also a party, appears to be more of a political effort to cement Jordan firmly within the so-called Abraham Accords, rather than providing the touted clean energy and water benefits to either side. | Th…

Ana Perdigón (2021-12-02). CNE's Roberto Picón Issues Statement on Electoral Ruling in Barinas. orinocotribune.com One of the five rectors of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Roberto Picón, issued a statement regarding the ruling that ordered new elections to be held in the state of Barinas. According to Picón, the electoral authority was not made aware of the disqualification of the opposition candidate Freddy Superlano at the time of his registration. | Through a statement published on his Twitter account, Picón wrote that the CNE was unaware of Freddy Superlano's ineligibility condition, pursuant to a resolution of the comptroller general dated August 17, 2021. | "I put on record that the disqualification of c…

Andy Kroll (2021-12-02). Countdown to World War III? tomdispatch.com When the Department of Defense released its annual report on Chinese military strength in early November, one claim generated headlines around the world. By 2030, it suggested, China would probably have 1,000 nuclear warheads — three times more than at present and enough to pose a substantial threat to the United States. As a Washington Post headline put it, typically enough: "China accelerates nuclear weapons expansion, seeks 1,000 warheads or more, Pentagon says." The media, however, largely ignored a far more significant claim in that same report: that China would be ready to conduct "intelligentized" wa…

Ann Brown (2021-12-02). KHive Goes After Pro-Reparations Congressional Candidate: Black Men With Small D*ck Energy Like You Have A Problem With Successful Black Women. moguldom.com Gregg "Marcel" Dixon, a pro-reparations congressional candidate for South Carolina Congressional District 6, has come under attack online by the KHive, a community of fans of Vice President Kamala Harris. The KHive is an informal online community that popped up when Harris was running for president in the 2020 elections. The KHive continued to support …

Ann Brown (2021-12-02). VP Kamala Harris Chief Spokeswoman Symone Sanders Is Out, Follows Communications Director Out The Door. moguldom.com Vice President Kamala Harris is losing staff members left and right. The latest departure is Symone Sanders, the VP's chief spokesperson and senior adviser, who turned in her resignation and is leaving the White House at the end of 2021. The news follows a barrage of media reports, including a massive CNN investigation about turmoil within …

Ann Brown (2021-12-02). The Sneaky And Hidden Tax: How High Inflation Can Heavily Tax Your Cash. moguldom.com There's more to inflation than just rising prices. Some economists say inflation is actually another way to tax your dollars. Back in February, Larry Summers, former director of the National Economic Council and an alumnus of both the Clinton and Obama administrations, warned President Joe Biden that more spending could easily trigger a spike in …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-12-02). Where there are Tailings, No Grass Grows: Serbians Protest against Rio Tinto. dissidentvoice.org Another fault line has opened in the mining wars. In Serbia, resistance is gathering steam against various deals made between Belgrade and companies that risk environmental degradation and lingering spoliation. In this regard, the globe's second largest metals and mining corporation, features prominently. Rio Tinto, bruised in reputation but determined in business, finds itself in …

Binx Ramos (2021-12-02). San Francisco tenants stand united against speculative landlord. liberationnews.org

Cecilia Hammond (2021-12-02). Biden breaks UN COP26 pledge with record-breaking fossil fuel auction. liberationnews.org On Nov. 17, the Biden administration set out to auction off over 80 million acres of land off the Louisiana coastline.

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2021-12-02). Fear… Again and Always Fear. "Prepare Ourselves for a Fourth Wave" globalresearch.ca **** | "Errare humanum est, …

Eric A. Gordon (2021-12-02). Two new CDs about life in America. peoplesworld.org We last caught up with singer/songwriter George Mann a year ago when he released his CD The Coronavirus Sessions. In the midst of a worldwide pandemic whose outcome was uncertain at best, the album had an autumnal quality, or what I called "a wise, avuncular summing up," almost as though conceived as the artist's "final …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-12-02). Stacey Abrams Will Run For Governor Of Georgia Again, Potential Rematch With Brian Kemp. moguldom.com Stacey Abrams is hoping the second time will be the charm. The prominent Democrat politician and voting rights activist announced she's running for governor of Georgia again in 2022. "I'm running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn't be determined by zip code, background or access to power," Abrams announced in a tweet on …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-12-02). Jacqueline Avant, Wife Of Music Legend Clarence Avant, Murdered In Home Near Beverly Hills, Mother-In-Law Of Top Netflix Exec And Dem Donor Ted Sarandos. moguldom.com Jacqueline Avant, the wife of music legend Clarence Avant, was murdered in her Beverly Hills home on Wednesday, Dec. 1. She was 81. Officers responded to a call about a shooting at the Avant home shortly before 2: 30 a.m., the Los Angeles Times reported. Upon arrival they found Jacqueline suffering from a gunshot wound. She …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-12-02). After CEO Change, Twitter Quickly Bans Sharing And Publishing 'Private Media' Without Permission. moguldom.com With a new CEO at the helm, Twitter has made a move aimed at improving privacy and security, banning sharing of private media such as photos and videos of another person without their permission. Twitter founder Jack Dorsey announced he had stepped down effective immediately as CEO of the social media giant on Nov. 29. He was …

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2021-12-02). Trump Supreme Court justices all but admit that they'll kill women's choice. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Declaring they would never give up the fight for reproductive choice and legal abortion, approximately 1,000 pro-choice advocates literally ringed the Supreme Court building to publicize their cause, hours after the six right-wing justices on the nine-member Court indicated they were ready to end abortion rights in much if not all of the country, starting …

Matt Sedlar (2021-12-02). La bataille d'HaàØti n'est pas finie. cepr.net Le Monde diplomatique | A priori, tout sépare HaàØti et l'Afghanistan, à commencer par plusieurs océans. Mais le fléau des interventions étrangères a transformé ces deux nations en jumelles. Le 7 juillet 2021, le président de la République d'HaàØti, Jovenel MoàØse, était assassiné par un commando probablement composé d'anciens officiers de l'armée colombienne. Après plusieurs mois d'enquête et l'incarcération d'une quarantaine de personnes, les cerveaux de l'opération n'ont toujours…

Matthew Brown, Janet McConnaughey (2021-12-02). Millions of acres of Gulf of Mexico could be given to fossil fuel industry. peoplesworld.org NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Energy companies including Shell, BP, Chevron, and ExxonMobil offered a combined $192 million for drilling rights on federal oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, as the first government lease auction under President Joe Biden laid bare the hurdles he faces to reach climate goals dependent on …

Morning Star (2021-12-02). Right-wing Venezuelan invited to so-called democracy summit in U.S. peoplesworld.org President Joe Biden has invited Venezuelan opposition politician Juan Guaido to a so-called Summit for Democracy he is set to host later this month, it was confirmed on Tuesday. Head of U.S. diplomacy for Latin America Brian A. Nicholls told a Senate foreign affairs committee that the wannabe usurper had been asked to participate in …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-12-02). Belgium is on the Right Track, But Europe has Failed Palestine. dissidentvoice.org The Belgian government's decision on November 25 to label products made in illegal Israeli Jewish settlements is welcome, although it will ultimately prove ineffectual. Belgium has historically shown solidarity with Palestine if compared to other European countries, for example, Britain, Germany and France. From the cancellation of trade missions to Israel, to the effusive support …

Sophie Beiers (2021-12-02). Here are the States We're Watching as Redistricting Begins. aclu.org Since the nation's founding, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color have faced disenfranchisement. As redistricting begins, we're watching to make sure our political leaders don't continue to disenfranchise these same communities. | Every 10 years, district maps are redrawn according to the census to ensure fair and equal representation for the population. The 2020 census was a historic population count of the United States. Virtually all of the population growth in our country between 2010 and 2020 was due to growth in communities of color. Overall, the population of people who identify as non-Hispanic…

Staff (2021-12-02). Opposition Governors Describe Meeting with President Maduro as Positive. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday night, November 30, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, held a meeting with newly elected opposition governors and municipal opposition authorities. | Through their social media networks, Zulia's governor-elect Manuel Rosales, Nueva Esparta's governor-elect Morel Rodríguez, and Cojedes' governor-elect Alberto Galindez described the meeting with the head of state as positive. The gathering was convened in order to present and address the problems of the representatives' respective states. | On his Twitter account, Rosales thanked the president for his "receptivity to what was raised" and describ…

Staff (2021-12-02). Three Reasons Why Congress Must Pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Now. aclu.org Although Congress outlawed pregnancy discrimination in 1978, far too many employers still routinely deny pregnant workers the temporary job modifications they need to keep working and have a healthy pregnancy. These requests for "accommodations" — such as more frequent breaks, schedule changes, and reassignment of hazardous tasks — often are denied to pregnant workers, and can result in severe consequences for their health and financial security. Nobody should have to choose between a healthy pregnancy and a job. | The bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) would outlaw such discrimination…

The Socialist Program (2021-12-02). China and Africa: The Real Story of Western Hypocrisy. liberationnews.org What is the true nature of China's economic and diplomatic engagement with Africa, and how does the corporate media try to twist reality?

The Socialist Program (2021-12-02). Two Verdicts: Racist Violence & American Capitalism. liberationnews.org The three men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery have been convicted of murder in a major victory for the struggle against racism, but at the same time the Rittenhouse verdict reveals a grave danger.

The Socialist Program (2021-12-02). Why China Succeeded and the U.S. Failed to Beat COVID. liberationnews.org What can we learn about how different countries have handled the pandemic, and the radically different outcomes they produced?>

Joanna Psaros (2021-12-02). Stop hypocritical "character tests" for asylum seekers. greenleft.org.au The proposed Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019, which is currently before parliament, will significantly extend the powers of the character test, lowering the threshold for those who might be rejected on character grounds, writes Joanna Psaros.

WSWS (2021-12-02). US admiral calls for "six, seven or eight" aircraft carriers in the Pacific. wsws.org Following another major joint naval exercise in the Pacific, Vice Admiral Karl Thomas declared that while the war games represented "an incredible amount of power," US allies needed to go further.

Jessica Glenza (2021-12-02). A Timeline of US Abortion Rights Since Roe v Wade. zcomm.org When the all-male supreme court ruled to protect abortion rights in 1973, activists didn't foresee the fight that lay ahead…

Emir Sader (2021-12-02). Latin America: Why the Elections in Chile, Brazil and Colombia are Crucial. orinocotribune.com By Emir Sader — Nov 29, 2021 | Latin America has become the epicenter of the greatest political struggles of the 21st century because it was the epicenter of neoliberalism in the world. It was the region with the most neoliberal and radical governments. Therefore, it became the region where the anti-neoliberal governments developed, thus becoming the fundamental scenario of the most important disputes in the world in the 21st century. | The first decade of the century in Latin America was marked by the emergence of anti-neoliberal governments, which implemented a set of measures that attacked the main factor…

Ibram X. Kendi (2021-12-02). The Mantra of White Supremacy. zcomm.org The idea that anti-racist is a code word for "anti-white" is the claim of avowed extremists…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-02). American Express goes on a buying spree in Argentina's Congress. peoplesdispatch.org I was told that a man by the name of John Doe passed through the offices of Argentine congressmen. He wasn't carrying heavy bags of cash, but only had an American Express card on him. Doe was a well-groomed and well-dressed US national who came on behalf of the American Chamber of Commerce (

teleSUR (2021-12-02). US Judge Blocks Biden's Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Judge Terry Doughty of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday to temporarily block President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate, which requires certain health workers across the country to be vaccinated against COVID-19. | RELATED: | "There is no question that mandating a vaccine to 10.3 million health care workers is something that should be done…

WSWS (2021-12-02). Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz and Germany's federal states reject necessary pandemic restrictions. wsws.org All the parties in the new coalition government to be headed by Scholz are aggressively pursuing the "profits before lives" policies that have already resulted in more than 100,000 deaths in Germany alone and are creating an ever-expanding catastrophe.

Carolina V N Coll, Thiago M Santos, Karen Devries, Felicia Knaul, Flavia Bustreo, Anne Gatuguta, Gbenankpon Mathias Houvessou, Aluísio J D Barros (2021-12-02). Identifying the women most vulnerable to intimate partner violence: A decision tree analysis from 48 low and middle-income countries. thelancet.com Starting with well-known predictors of IPV, the decision-tree approach provides important insights about subpopulations of women where IPV prevalence is high. This information can help designing targeted interventions. For a large proportion of women who experienced IPV, however, no particular risk factors were identified, emphasizing the need for population wide approaches conducted in parallel, including changing social norms, strengthening laws and policies supporting gender equality and women ¥s rights as well as guaranteeing women ¥s access to justice systems and comprehensive health services.

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2021-12-02). The dollar costs of inequality: they are greater than you think. mronline.org Pretty much everyone accepts that inequality is a big problem in the U.S. But it is doubtful that most people truly grasp how successfully U.S. elites have captured the benefits of economic growth and, as a result, how much the resulting inequality has cost them.

teleSUR (2021-12-02). Colombia: Piedad Cordoba Decries Persecution Towards Opposition. telesurenglish.net Former Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba presented this Thursday before the transitional justice system her second report on the political persecution of Colombian opposition leaders by the current governments in the country. | "I claim myself as a participant of the historical political opposition to the regime. First in the struggle from the popular bases of the Liberal Party for the dismantling of the National Front and the democratic opening that was embodied in the constituent process of 1991, but that was frustrated early on," explained in the report the former candidate to the Colombian Presidency. | RE…

Gauri Gandbhir (2021-12-02). India: Victory for farmers protesting fascist farm laws. greenleft.org.au The Indian farmer's movement is a demonstration that people power can preserve the public sector and has become an inspiration for labourers around the world to take on neoliberalism and fascism, writes Gauri Gandbhir.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-02). Chile: Understanding the Colonization of the Mapuche People. libya360.wordpress.com Mikhael Marzuqa Arson attacks, armed attacks, and the death of both Mapuches and Chilean farmers and policemen, committed by hooded men are some of the serious events that have characterized the latest events in Chile. On October 12, the president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, declared a state of emergency in four provinces located in the…

_____ (2021-12-02). Is the World On the Brink of DEFCON 1? journal-neo.org The looming apocalypse is shaping up nicely as Russia and China expand strategic cooperation to offset the NATO war planes apparently in the works. The propaganda war having already begun with fear mongering over false claims Russia intends invasion, now the "accident scenario" takes shape in the skies over Russia's frontiers. We've addressed the so-called …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-02). Africa: United States after the Spoils of the Continent. libya360.wordpress.com Luis Beatón Smoke rises from a U.S. military base in Lamu County, Kenya, on Jan. 5, 2020. Photo: Xin Huashefa/Xinhua via Getty The United States has 29 known military installations in 15 countries on the continent, while France, a former colonial power, has bases in 10 countries. No other country outside the continent has so…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-02). Latin America and the Caribbean is the Region Where Hunger Has Grown the Most in the World. libya360.wordpress.com Brasil de Fato Production of food on an a camp of the Landless Rural Workers' Movement in Brazil. The movement fights for new models of food production and a redistribution of land in the country. Photo: Matheus Alves Food insecurity affects 4 out of 10 people in the region and hunger is a reality for…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-12-02). Tomgram: Michael Klare, War With China in 2027? warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Yep, it happened again for the 11th time this year. (In 2020, the number was 13.) An American warship, in this case the guided-missile destroyer Milius, sailed through the Taiwan Strait between mainland China and the disputed island …

Dana Sanchez (2021-12-02). Lebron James Has Covid After 2 Jabs, Will Miss Several Games. moguldom.com LeBron James may be the highest-profile athlete to test positive for covid-19 with a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated. James missed the Los Angeles Lakers' game on Tuesday and will remain out indefinitely after entering the NBA's health and safety protocols. NBA teams have left public disclosure of covid test results to players, the Washington …

Chloe DS (2021-12-02). Three more Black deaths in custody: How a failing system enables injustice. greenleft.org.au Three more deaths in recent weeks have taken the number of First Nations people who have died in custody since the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody to 485. Chloe DS reports.

WSWS (2021-12-02). "The laws are ultimately censorship"—SEP electoral members support campaign against Australia's anti-democratic legislation. wsws.org "The government does not care about the health and wellbeing of the population; they just want to keep the economy 'healthy'"

Editor2 (2021-12-02). Cuba, China, Latin America and US Hybrid War. orinocotribune.com By John Ross — Nov 26, 2021 | This analysis by John Ross of the Renmin University of China looks at the long relationship between China and Cuba. He analyzes why it is important to defeat the US attack on Cuba. | Foreword by China Environment editors | Cuba joined Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2019, hoping it would assist in strengthening its troubled economy, which has been badly hit by aggressive US sanctions for decades. China already become Cuba's main trading partner in 2017. In October this year (2021) Cuba officially became a member of the Alliance for Energy of the Belt and Road Initiative, a pr…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-12-02). Nature-based solutions can mitigate impact of climate change on agriculture. imperial.ac.uk Nature-based solutions can play a crucial role in limiting the effects of climate change on the agricultural sector according to a new report.

WSWS (2021-12-02). US seeks to block Spanish investigation into CIA operation against Assange as British ruling on extradition appeal is "imminent" wsws.org As a British court prepares to hand down its ruling on a US appeal seeking Assange's extradition, the American authorities are stymying a Spanish investigation into their illegal spying and other dirty tricks against the WikiLeaks founder.

Brasil de Fato (2021-12-02). Latin America and the Caribbean is the region where hunger has grown the most in the world, says the UN. peoplesdispatch.org Food insecurity affects 4 out of 10 people in the region and hunger is a reality for 59.7 million…

WSWS (2021-12-02). US-backed forces in Solomon Islands continue campaign to remove government after anti-Chinese riots. wsws.org Washington's support for the anti-government forces is being suppressed in the Australian and Western media in the aftermath of last week's violent coup attempt.

_____ (2021-12-02). Five Trump-Russia 'Collusion' Corrections We Need From the Media Now — Just for Starters. strategic-culture.org Five years after the Hillary Clinton campaign-funded collection of Trump-Russia conspiracy theories known as the Steele dossier was published by BuzzFeed, news outlets that amplified its false allegations have suffered major losses of credibility. The recent indictment of the dossier's main source, Igor Danchenko, for allegedly lying to the FBI, has catalyzed a new reckoning.

WSWS (2021-12-02). Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows begins "engaging" with House committee investigating January 6 coup. wsws.org Meadows is the highest-ranking former Trump official to begin handing over documentation and agree to testify before the Committee.

WSWS (2021-12-02). Titian: Women, Myth & Power at the Gardner Museum in Boston: The great Renaissance painter comes in for "moral scrutiny" from the New York Times. wsws.org The exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (until January 2) must be counted as one of the most significant art shows today.

Kim Petersen (2021-12-02). Have British Politicians No Shame? dissidentvoice.org Members of the Devon Regiment round up local people in a search for Mau Mau fighters in Kenya in 1954. Photograph: Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images The UK government is considering boycotting China's winter Olympic Games to be held in Beijing. The British foreign office cites "international efforts to hold China to account for its human rights violations …

Walter Mignolo (2021-12-02). Argentina — Mauricio Macri y la "nueva era" globalizacion.ca A raíz de una frase que pronunció el ex presidente Mauricio Macri, amigues me contactaron sorprendidos por la similaridad con la expresión "cambio de era," de la que hablamos y analizamos en conversaciones y análisis decoloniales. La frase reciente del…

Lee Fang (2021-12-02). Pfizer Is Lobbying to Thwart Whistleblowers From Exposing Corporate Fraud. zcomm.org Pfizer is among the Big Pharma companies trying to block legislation strengthening whistleblowers' ability to report corporate fraud…

WSWS (2021-12-02). As class battle looms at major Canadian meatpacking plant, UFCW announces deal with food giant Cargill. wsws.org After workers signalled their readiness to launch strike action next week, Cargill announced that it would impose a "complete" lockout at 12: 01 am December 6 and stepped up preparations to deploy scabs to break workers' resistance.

Editor (2021-12-02). How to picket stores that sell your employer's products. mronline.org Note: Consumer picketing can be directed against all products that a struck employer manufactures, processes, distributes, transports, or otherwise enhances in value.

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