Daily Archives: December 4, 2021

2021-12-04: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2021-12-04). At Democracy Summit, US Will Urge Countries to Use Sanctions. news.antiwar.com At the upcoming Summit for Democracy hosted by President Biden, the US will urge other countries to start using sanctions against government officials Washington deems to be "corrupt," Citing unnamed Biden administration officials, the report said the US will slap sanctions on foreign-government officials and other people the US accuses of corruption and human rights abuses ahead of the virtual summit that will be held on Thursday and Friday. | "Over the course of the week, Treasury will take a series…

Editor2 (2021-12-04). Russian Foreign Ministry Statement on the Planned US 'Summit for Democracy'. orinocotribune.com In connection with the so called summit for democracy to be held on December 9-10 at the initiative of the US administration, we consider it necessary to make the following statement. | The organisers and enthusiasts behind this strange event claim to lead the world in advancing the cause of democracy and human rights. However, the track record and reputation of the United States, Great Britain, and the EU member states in terms of respecting democratic rights and freedoms at home, as well as in the international arena, are, to put it mildly, far from ideal. | The evidence suggests that the United States and its…

WSWS (2021-12-04). Florida governor proposes state military force under his direct control. wsws.org Governor Ron DeSantis' call for the revival of a military force at his sole command is consistent with the fascistic strategy pursued by the governor.

Editor2 (2021-12-04). 2021: Political Turning Point in Central America and the Caribbean. orinocotribune.com By Mision Verdad — Dec 1, 2021 | With the background noise of migration to the United States and the recent victory of Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, Central America and the Caribbean are at a turning point that will play an important role in the years to come in Latin America and the Caribbean. | The region comes from processes of civil wars, historical colonization and systematic impoverishment; however, the facts are woven with this historical thread in which democracy and human rights are used in the interest of the hegemonic narrative to intervene and capture geostrategic resources. Three of the multiple pro…

Robert Hunziker (2021-12-04). Burned-out Forests Are Not Re-Growing. dissidentvoice.org Trees are not re-growing in burned-out forests. This strange occurrence is becoming more frequent as global warming turns verdant flora into flammable tinder, causing more and bigger wild forests fires. This article will examine the science behind failure of trees to regrow in burned-out forests. Additionally, and as a collateral issue, this puts one more …

Staff (2021-12-04). Twitter Removes 277 Venezuelan Accounts for Supporting Nicolás Maduro (Social Media Censorship). orinocotribune.com Twitter is back at the center of the global controversy over freedom of expression. On this occasion, the US company undertook the task of censoring thousands of accounts for their supposed security violations and breach of regulations and for an alleged "disclosure of state-linked information." | Hay un dataset de 277 cuentas de Venezuela.

Editor (2021-12-04). White supremacy, Nazism and fascism R U.S. mronline.org Despite many criticisms, white supremacy remains not only well and strong, but is also recognized and hailed by the United States on the world stage as an acceptable and legitimate ideology.

Yves Engler (2021-12-04). Claims of Russian Interference in Ukraine Reek of Hypocrisy. dissidentvoice.org The Russians are up to no good and we must prepare to protect Ukraine. Moscow interferes in US and Canadian elections. That's what Washington, Ottawa and their media sycophants claim. But is this just another case of accusing others of doing the things you do? An age-old propaganda technique designed to deflect attention away from …

sputniknews (2021-12-04). Israeli 'Pegasus' Spyware Used to Hack Phones of 11 US Diplomats – Reports. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Pegasus spyware developed by Israeli company NSO Group was used to hack the iPhones of 11 US diplomats in recent months, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing alerts from Apple to the impacted individuals.

WSWS (2021-12-04). Parents of Michigan high school shooter charged with manslaughter. wsws.org James and Jennifer Crumbley were being sought by a fugitive task force late Friday after they failed to appear to face manslaughter charges for the killing of four students by their son on Tuesday.

_____ (2021-12-04). An Obscure Agency Is Threatening To Hand Medicare Over To Wall Street. popularresistance.org In the face of massive support for Medicare for All and the failure of the U.S.'s for-profit health care system, the inevitable fall of the medical-industrial complex can be predicted, if not with precision, with certainty. Everyone is aware of the impending demise, none more so than those in charge of the for-profit health care system and their supporters in Congress, as evidenced by the frenetic activity at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to transfer the traditional Medicare program to the insurance industry as fast as humanly possible. Given this urgency, physicians representing Physicians…

Jason Ditz (2021-12-04). Airstrikes Kill Over 90 Houthis in Yemen's Maarib. news.antiwar.com The Saudi-led coalition reported Friday that airstrikes launched in 13 operations have The statement claims eight pieces of military equipment were destroyed in the attacks. They are vague on that point, but this usually refers to random destroyed vehicles that they've decided has some military use. | The Houthis have surrounded Maarib City, though there has as of yet been no siege. Despi…

Staff (2021-12-04). Bitcoin drops nearly $10,000 in an hour. rt.com The world's crypto pioneer, bitcoin, saw a sharp decline of nearly $10,000 in roughly an hour to as low as $42,000 before bouncing back to $45,000, extending the latest downtrend amid the emergence of the Omicron Covid-19 strain. | The price of bitcoin has dropped around $15,000 over the past 24 hours. It was trading at nearly $47,580 as of 08: 16 GMT, down 16.14% day over day, having dropped by 31.6% from the year's high of $69,000, which it reached on November 10. | Read more | | Meanwhile, ether, the sec…

WSWS (2021-12-04). Omicron outbreak in Sydney school as Australian governments reject safety measures. wsws.org Omicron already may be circulating widely in the working-class suburbs of western Sydney, given the known community transmission.

WSWS (2021-12-04). Video: Workers must oppose Australian ruling elite's homicidal response to Omicron variant. wsws.org SEP Assistant National Secretary Max Boddy warns: "There is no viable way to stop the pandemic and save lives, other than a strategy of global elimination."

TASS (2021-12-04). Belarus ready for end of confrontation with West — top diplomat. tass.com We have made concrete proposals," he said…

Sharmila Devi (2021-12-04). [World Report] Calls for international solutions to EU—Belarus border crisis. thelancet.com Humanitarian organisations warn that thousands of migrants are stuck, with many unable to access medical care, food, and water. Sharmila Devi reports.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-04). The Supreme Council of Libyan Tribes Calls for Continued Protests in Sebha. libya360.wordpress.com The head of the Supreme Council of Tribes and Cities of Fezzan in Libya, Abu Sbeiha, called on the people of the south to demonstrate tomorrow, Sunday, in front of the headquarters of the High Electoral Commission in Sebha. In his Facebook post, Abu Sbeiha urged citizens to demonstrate to demand "the impartiality of the…

scorinoco (2021-12-04). Peru and the Washington Summit. orinocotribune.com By Gustavo Espinoza Montesinos — Nov 24, 2021 | The White House usually has two attitudes towards elected governments in Latin American countries. When it comes to "friendly governments," that is, the ones genuflecting to the Empire's mandate, it extends its hand, offers them support, and guarantees them permanent assistance. | When, on the contrary, oppositional administrations arise, it rejects and disqualifies them, as is happening right now with Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, or Bolivia. In the Peruvian case, a special phenomenon occurred. | It may be remembered here that in November last year, in the elect…

_____ (2021-12-04). How To Picket Stores That Sell Your Employer's Products. popularresistance.org Picketing stores that sell an employer's products can publicize a strike and hurt earnings. It is also a good way to generate community support. Although the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) usually bars unions from picketing secondary (i.e., "neutral") employers, a narrow legal exception applies to retail stores and distributors—provided the union does not interfere with operations, only asks the public not to buy struck products, does not ask customers to stop doing all business with the retailer (unless the store only sells struck products), and does not demand that the store stop buying products from…

Middle East Monitor (2021-12-04). Even Israel's Labor Party President signals that the Occupation of Palestinians in Permanent. juancole.com By Ashraf Al-Ajrami | — ( Middle East Monitor) — Israeli President Isaac Herzog chose to celebrate the Jewish Hanukkah holiday — the "Festival of Lights" — at the Ibrahimi Mosque in occupied Hebron, accompanied by a group of settler leaders. "The historical affinity of the Jewish people to Hebron, to the Cave of the …

WSWS (2021-12-04). Australian government in "chaos" as pandemic intensifies political disarray. wsws.org The Liberal-National government is in tatters, yet there is low popular support for the Labor Party and rising distrust in the entire parliamentary establishment.

WSWS (2021-12-04). Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021), giant of American musical theater. wsws.org An inventive lyricist, a collaborator and mentor to many, he created 19 full-length musicals.

Editor2 (2021-12-04). Backed by AFRICOM, Corporations Plunder DR Congo for "Climate-Friendly" Materials and Blame China. orinocotribune.com By T.J. Coles — Nov 30, 2021 | Cobalt, a key metallic element used in lithium batteries and other "green" technology, is sourced from slave labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the West points the finger at China, the US Africa Command is indirectly policing mining operations that profit US corporations. | Ever since Belgium's King Leopold II (1835-1909) established the Congo Free State in 1885, international powers have exploited the region's vast resources. Leading a regime that went on to kill an

Joris Leverink (2021-12-04). Understanding the student protests in Iraqi Kurdistan. roarmag.org Students protesting in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Photo via On November 21, 2021, hundreds of students from the University of Sulaymaniyah, one of the largest public universities in Iraqi Kurdistan, walked out of their classes in protest to demand better living conditions. The student demonstrations are a response to decades of endemic corruption,

scorinoco (2021-12-04). Xiomara Castro and the Rebirth of Honduras. orinocotribune.com By Ilka Oliva Corado — Nov 29, 2021 | The humiliations suffered by undocumented Central American migrants who try to cross Mexico to reach the United States, seeking to save themselves from the institutional violence of the narco-state, in the case of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, have hurt a lot. The famous northern triangle that is so much present here and there in discourses of politicians, in the discourse of transnational corporations that in exchange for a crumb that they throw from the rocking chair where they rock, placid and pompous; they take the entrails of the land that they are drying, be…

Staff (2021-12-04). #FreePalestinianStudents campaign growing at the University of Mirail in Toulouse. samidoun.net On Thursday, 2 December, the Collectif Palestine Vaincra, a member organization of the Samidoun Network in Toulouse, France, organized an information booth at the University of Mirail in Toulouse as part of the international campaign in support of Palestinian students imprisoned by the Israeli occupation. This campaign brings together more than 350 organizations around the […] | The article

_____ (2021-12-04). Central Asian and Middle Eastern Countries Step Up Cooperation. journal-neo.org On November 28, the 15th Summit of the Leaders of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Member-States was held in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, with the participation of the heads of state and governments of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan, the countries that are members of the organization. The ECO summit …

Ana Perdigón (2021-12-04). Venezuela Supports CELAC-China Cooperation — President Maduro Calls CELAC Vanguard of Patria Grande. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Félix Plasencia ratified Venezuela's commitment to strengthening bi-regional cooperation between China and Latin America and the Caribbean, to face current post-pandemic challenges. | During his speech at the Third Meeting of Ministers of the CELAC-China Forum this Friday, December 3, Plasencia highlighted the Asian giant's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as a promoter of cooperation of China with Latin America and the Caribbean. | The Venezuelan foreign affairs minister stressed that it is essential to translate into concrete projects the special declaration of the Third Minist…

Ana Perdigón (2021-12-04). Washington Cartel: Clíver Alcalá No Longer a Drug Trafficker According to OFAC. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, December 2, the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) withdrew from its list of drug traffickers the name of Clíver Alcalá Cordones, fugitive from Venezuelan justice, despite the fact that he is allegedly detained in the US on charges related to drug trafficking. | Clíver Alcalá was inserted into the OFAC list in 2011, after being accused of abusing his position in the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) to exchange arms for drugs with Colombian paramilitary and drug traficking gangs. | The US government had offered $10 million for the capture of Alcalá, who finally had to turn h…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-12-04). Backing Horses: Australia's Solomon Islands Intervention. dissidentvoice.org The history of humanitarian or policing missions is a history of taking sides, disruptive partiality and the forfeiture of the very object powers claim when intervening in another country. Things become particularly absurd when the individual or government pleading for such help to an outside force is struggling to survive yet making grand statements about …

Editor (2021-12-04). 'They want us dead': another year of devastating overdoses in Baltimore. mronline.org Little legislative movement in Maryland over the past two years has left people who use drugs more vulnerable and even less safe.

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-12-04). Fight, Resist, Stand Up, and Organize! anchor.fm In this episode I go into a bit of a discussion intended to show how the class struggle takes many different forms and how active resistance to the capitalist Bourgeoisie system looks different, takes different forms, organizes itself in different ways at different points in times during the struggle. This is how a revolutionary mass movement is built, through struggle, through learning and growing, through expanding into new realms of society and organizing more people than have ever been organized for such a thing before. And we must do it on the basis of revolution, not asking for reforms as an end, but a mean…

Liberation Staff (2021-12-04). Defenders of abortion rights rally as Supreme Court hears arguments. liberationnews.org Around the U.S., advocates for reproductive justice rallied in cities large and small in support of the fundamental right to abortion care…

Staff (2021-12-04). President Maduro Calls for Joint Effort to Improve Drinking Water Service. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, December 2, President Nicolás Maduro announced that, in the first semester of 2022, together with the newly elected governors and mayors, his government will commit to a series of maintenance works directed towards optimizing the drinking water services in all of Venezuela's communities. At an event held at the José Joaquín "Papá" Carrillo Sports Complex, in the state of Miranda, President Maduro declared that "we are going to solve the water issues so that it functions properly, at 100%, without any excuses, without bureaucracy, without indolence." | The president pointed out the need "to change eve…

Staff (2021-12-04). CNE Discusses Procedure to Include Venezuelan Migrants in Electoral Registry. orinocotribune.com Ahead of the 2024 presidential elections, the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela has started to discuss how to incorporate Venezuela's migrant population into the electoral registry. | At a conference held on Friday, December 3, CNE rector Roberto Picón explained that the incorporation of migrants into the registry involves a series of technical and political procedures ranging from the normalization of consular relations with some countries, and the updating of host country immigration records, to an actual voter registration. | In his opinion, the first step need to be taken within the political a…

Farooque Chowdhury (2021-12-04). Environment, human rights and class power. mronline.org Environment is human right, said and resolved a recent UN meet. It's a reiteration of an already discussed issue—essential to all of the human society.

It's Going Down (2021-12-04). Inside the Deadly History of Gangs within the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. itsgoingdown.org photo: Radical Graffiti On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with southern California journalist Cerise Castle on how she wrote an extensive history of organized gangs within the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department that have existed for the past 50 years. From groups that embrace neo-Nazi symbolism to gangs where participants have…

United Health Professionals (2021-12-04). The Covid Outbreak: "Biggest Health Scam of the 21st Century." Report by 1500 Health Professionals. globalresearch.ca We say : STOP disproportionate measures to fight SARS-CoV-2 (lockdown, blocking the economy and education, social distancing, wearing of masks for all, etc.) because they are totally unjustified, are not based on any scientific evidence and violate the basic principles of evidence-based medicine.

_____ (2021-12-04). Assange's Judge Is Longtime Friend Of Minister Who Oversaw Arrest. popularresistance.org Lord Chief Justice Ian Burnett, the judge who will soon decide Julian Assange's fate, is a close personal friend of Sir Alan Duncan, who as foreign minister arranged Assange's eviction from the Ecuadorian embassy. The two have known each other since their student days at Oxford in the 1970s, when Duncan called Burnett "the Judge." Burnett and his wife attended Duncan's birthday dinner at a members-only London club in 2017, when Burnett was a judge at the court of appeal. Now the most powerful judge in England and Wales, Burnett will soon rule on Assange's extradition case. The founder of WikiLeaks faces life impr…

_____ (2021-12-04). UK Higher Education Workers Strike For Fair Pay, Working Conditions And Other Stories. popularresistance.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we look at the 3-day UCU strike by Higher Education workers across 58 universities in the UK to demand fair wages and job security; the re-imposition of the Migrant Protection Protocols by the U.S. and its implications for asylum seekers currently in Mexico and at the border; a report on rising hunger in the Latin America and the Caribbean region during the pandemic; and a Stand Earth report linking major brands like Nike and Adidas to cattle ranching operations fueling large-scale destruction of the Amazon rainforest.

_____ (2021-12-04). #NoMore Censorship of Africa's Roving Digital Army of Peace. popularresistance.org At approximately 5 am PST on November 29th, I awoke to an almost uninterrupted buzz of text messages from my cell phone. I turned to my nightstand, put my glasses on and quickly learned through concerned friends that my Twitter account had been taken down. Naturally, I logged on to Twitter. From one account to the next, including my "burners", I received an error message indicating that each account had been suspended. I was given no explanation. How could Twitter take down all my accounts without any explanation? What did I do to deserve such an honor? It didn't take long for me to discover that I wasn't alone.

_____ (2021-12-04). Nick Estes In Conversation With Jorge Arreaza. popularresistance.org Jorge Arreaza is the Minister of Industries and National Production in Venezuela. Red Nation Podcast co-host Nick Estes spoke to him in Caracas in late November 2021.

_____ (2021-12-04). What Can Organizers At Amazon Learn From Walmart? popularresistance.org Above Photo: Amazonians United cookout near a worksite to bring petition signatories together to build solidarity going into peak season. They were chanting "$2" because one of their demands was to keep the $2 pandemic hazard pay. Photo courtesy of Amazonians United. "Amazon is the epoch-defining corporation of the moment in a way that Walmart …

_____ (2021-12-04). Barbados Becomes A Republic. popularresistance.org At midnight on Tuesday, November 30, Barbados, an island nation in the Caribbean, declared itself a republic. Sandra Prunella Mason was promoted from governor general to president after by Parliament. In a formal ceremony, attended by Prince Charles representing Queen Elizabeth II, the country ceased to be a constitutional monarchy, removing the queen from her position as head of state. The country, however, will remain part of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-12-04). Newly elected General Secretary of Abahlali baseMjondolo vows: "We will resist" peoplesdispatch.org The congress of Abahlali baseMjondolo, held at a time of severe repression but also of expanding influence, has laid out for South Africa's shack-dwellers' movement the road ahead for the next three years.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-04). Moroccans protest normalization of ties with Israel. peoplesdispatch.org On November 29, the the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, protests were held in Rabat against the normalization of relations with Israel and an agreement that was signed between the countries a few days before…

TASS (2021-12-04). Russia invites US to reset to zero restrictions on diplomatic missions, will reciprocate. tass.com The ambassador recalled that the problem with visas for Russian diplomats in the United States has not yet been resolved, while the situation with their work remains "very thorny and troublesome"

TASS (2021-12-04). Fanning tension around Ukraine fits into West's years-long tactic — Russian diplomat. tass.com According to Zakharova, the West is using this tactic because "it cannot any longer stay within the field of legal relation" on equal conditions…

TASS (2021-12-04). Round of Iranian nuclear talks to continue in Vienna next week, says Russian envoy. tass.com Mikhail Ulyanov urged not to overstate the course of the round of talks…

Unicorn Riot (2021-12-04). KARE 11 Outed a Whistleblower to the Minneapolis Police. He Killed Himself. unicornriot.ninja

John Zarocostas (2021-12-04). [World Report] Hope for nutrition summit as global hunger spikes. thelancet.com As COVID-19, climate change, and conflict drive hunger and malnutrition, the health community looks towards the Nutrition For Growth Summit. John Zarocostas reports.

Tom Shakespeare (2021-12-04). [Perspectives] The many worlds of disability. thelancet.com Jan Grue is a phenomenon in the disability world: a 40-year-old with a congenital muscular atrophy, who is an author of fiction for adults and children and is also Professor of Qualitative Research at the University of Oslo, Norway. In this eagerly awaited book, I Live a Life Like Yours: A Memoir, he tells the story of his life and his daily existence. Grue is expert at capturing sights, sounds, and even smells. The stories he relates are likely to represent the reality for many educated people in high-income countries with lived experience of disability who have stumbled, fallen, and wheeled through school, clin…

Staff (2021-12-04). US strike may have killed Syrian civilians, Pentagon says. rt.com The US military said it would open an investigation into the possibility a recent drone strike caused civilian casualties, with Pentagon officials claiming the attack had been intended to target a "senior al-Qaeda leader." | US Central Command (CENTCOM), which oversees military operations across the Middle East, announced the upcoming probe on Friday, hours after an MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle bombed an unspecified location in Idlib province in what CENTCOM described as a "precision strike." | "We abhor the loss of innocent life and take all possible measures to prevent them. The possibility of a civil…

WSWS (2021-12-04). Lives before profits! Stop the pandemic! wsws.org Ending the COVID-19 pandemic requires rejecting the concept that profit interests must be "balanced" against saving lives.

Angela (2021-12-04). Saturday 12/4: Free virtual screening of the documentary film "The Land Speaks Arabic" indybay.org

Dongsheng News (2021-12-04). News on China | No. 78. dissidentvoice.org Meeting in Dakar, Senegal, China announces that it will donate 600 million doses of vaccines for African countries and produce 400 million doses in partnership with African countries. China will send 500 specialists for ten agriculture and poverty alleviation projects on the continent, among other commitments. Macao tightens regulations on casino operators. The ex-Portuguese colony …

Dave DeCamp (2021-12-04). The US Wants South Korea to Help Take on the Chinese Military. news.antiwar.com The US and South Korea are preparing to update their plans for a potential war with North Korea to reflect what Washington says is an advance in Pyongyang's military capabilities. But now that the US is so focused on China, the new war plans Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with his South Korean counterpart, Suh Wook, in Seoul on Thursday. In a joint statement, the two military leaders noted "the importance of preserving peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait," marking the first time Taiwan was ment…

Staff (2021-12-04). China wants its casino paradise to become tech Mecca. rt.com The Chinese government plans to transform its largest casino den, Macau, into a regional technology hub, the South China Morning Post reported, citing technology industry executives and officials. | This comes as the Venetian Macao Convention and Exhibition Centre this week hosted a big technology-themed trade fair, which is expected to give rise to new industries and revitalize the regional economy. | The event's website portrayed Macau as "the new centre of international technologies" to connect the Asia Pacific tech ecosystem with the rest of the world. | "The Guangdong-Macau in-depth cooperation zone in He…

California Nurses Association (2021-12-04). Watsonville Community Hospital nurses to hold press conference to demand hospital remain open. indybay.org Nurses who work at Watsonville Community Hospital will hold a press conference on Friday, Dec. 3, to demand that the hospital remain open, announced California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) today. The event is being held in response to a recent letter from the hospital to employees citing plans to sell the facility as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization process.

Shahad H Al-Matar, Charith Sairam, Lucie Roussel, Mélanie J Langelier, Donald C Vinh (2021-12-04). [Clinical Picture] Fever, abdominal pain, serositis, arthralgia, hearing loss, proteinuria, and a family history: Muckle Wells syndrome. thelancet.com A 53-year-old man presented with a 3-week history of fevers, intermittent abdominal pain, anorexia, arthralgias, fatigue, generalised body swelling, and 6 ∑8 kg of unintentional weight loss.

teleSUR, avg, JGN (2021-12-04). Celebran 107 años de la Toma de Ciudad de México. telesurtv.net La Revolución Mexicana fue la primera experiencia revolucionaria en América Latina que llevó a los campesinos al poder en forma temporal.

WSWS (2021-12-04). Workers defend Lisa Diaz as UK government steps up crackdown on parents. wsws.org As many declaring their support understand, the attack on Lisa is the spearhead of a broader government crackdown on families resisting the deliberate mass infection of children.

teleSUR, jaa, MER (2021-12-04). Comisión de la Verdad repudia desaparición de dos líderes en Colombia. telesurtv.net Los líderes comunitarios fueron vistos por última vez el pasado 28 de noviembre.

Charlie Jane Anders (2021-12-04). Saturday 12/11: Writers With Drinks featuring Brontez Purnell and Shruti Swamy! indybay.org The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd Street…

Doctors for COVID Ethics (2021-12-04). J'Accuse! The Gene-based "Vaccines" Are Killing People. Governments Worldwide Are Lying to You the People, to the Populations They Purportedly Serve. globalresearch.ca The Signal of Harm is now indisputably overwhelming, and, in line with universally accepted ethical standards for clinical trials, Doctors for Covid Ethics demands that the 'Covid' vaccine programme be halted immediately.

WSWS (2021-12-04). Trump hid positive coronavirus test prior to presidential debate with Joe Biden last year. wsws.org Eschewing public health protocols and knowingly risking the lives of those attendance, Trump and his inner circle hid the results of the test and refused to wear masks during the debate.

Felipe de Carvalho Borges da Fonseca, Elin Hoffmann Dahl, Leena Menghaney, Candice Sehoma, Yuanqiong Hu (2021-12-04). [Correspondence] Obligations in a global health emergency. thelancet.com Ezekiel Emanuel and colleagues note in their Viewpoint1 that everyone agrees that business as usual is unacceptable in a pandemic. Yet their focus on sustainability for industry implicitly supports the status quo.

Juan Cole (2021-12-04). Urgent UN Action needed on Yemen Atrocities to end "Pandemic of Impunity" juancole.com Human rights Watch — (New York) — The United Nations General Assembly should act swiftly to establish an investigative mechanism to gather and preserve evidence of serious human rights abuses and violations of the laws of war in Yemen, a coalition of more than 60 organizations said. Failure to act would not only be a …

WSWS (2021-12-04). The lessons of the International Committee's 1995 global struggle to defend jobs at Kellogg's. wsws.org As workers at Kellogg's plants in the US prepare to vote on the rotten tentative contract agreement being pushed by the BCTGM they should take note of the critical effort to organize workers internationally in defense of jobs and conditions at Kellogg's that was launched by the International Committee in 1995.

Rita Charon (2021-12-04). [Perspectives] Knowing, seeing, and telling in medicine. thelancet.com Today, we are witnessing a new permeability between the arts and the sciences. Scientists are urged to promote transformative creativity in their trainees. Nobelists credit surprise and the imagination for their insights. The health professions have incorporated the humanities, social sciences, and arts into their curricula to teach relational, cultural, and creative dimensions of health care. Whether artists or scientists, investigators strike out from what is known to brave the unknown in acts of creative discovery.

Bill Fletcher (2021-12-04). Keeping the Challenges Before Us. zcomm.org The Reissuing of 'Reluctant Reformers' and Its Contemporary Implications…

Dr. Angela Durante (2021-12-04). A Letter to the Unvaccinated. globalresearch.ca First posted by Global …

WSWS (2021-12-04). Australia's under-funded healthcare system confronts major nursing shortages. wsws.org After decades of attacks against working conditions, accelerated by the pandemic, 20,000 nurses have resigned this year.

WSWS (2021-12-04). Global vaccine inequality: "A policy decision by the rich countries" wsws.org African Union officials estimate the COVAX global vaccine distribution scheme will deliver just 470 million doses to African countries by the end of December, less than a quarter of the 2 billion needed to deliver two shots to its entire adult population.

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-12-04). People's Assembly at Nancy Pelosi's House. indybay.org Vegan dinner and a message to Nancy Pelosi…

WSWS (2021-12-04). Indian courts continue to sanction open-ended imprisonment without trial. wsws.org The 15 surviving victims of the Indian state's Elgar Parishad terrorism frame-up case are being subjected to cruel and life-threatening punishment. They have been imprisoned for years without trial.

WSWS (2021-12-04). Two more Minnesota teachers die of COVID-19 as cases approach record highs. wsws.org The measures necessary to stop the spread of the virus—and put a halt to the deaths of teachers and students—can only come through workers developing rank-and-file committees in every workplace and factory in the US and internationally to enforce the shutdown of unsafe facilities and the closure of schools to in-person learning.

WSWS (2021-12-04). "We should all do this together. We could close Kaiser down!" Operating engineers speak out on two-month strike at Kaiser Permanente. wsws.org There is enormous support for engineers from nurses and other health care workers, but the strike has been systematically isolated by the health care unions.

WSWS (2021-12-04). Major League Baseball owners lock out players. wsws.org For the first time in 30 years, club owners have locked out players in retaliation for their refusal to accede to the owners' demands.

slingshot collective (2021-12-04). Sunday 12/5: Help Mail slingshot issue #134 (inmate subscriptions). indybay.org Long Haul Infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave Berkeley – corner of Woolsey and Shattuck – 2 blocks from Ashby BART…

Kathleen A Martin Ginis, Hidde van der Ploeg, Brett Smith, Byron Lai, Gregory W Heath (2021-12-04). [Correspondence] Enabling physical activity for people living with disabilities — Authors' reply. thelancet.com With interest, we read the Correspondence in response to our recent Series paper,1 all of which raise excellent points regarding the need for greater efforts to advance physical activity participation in children, youth, and adults with disabilities and provide suggestions for doing so.

WSWS (2021-12-04). Berlin primary school teacher describes new contract as "simply ridiculous!" wsws.org In this interview, a Berlin teacher describes the mass infection taking place in schools. Her conclusion: "We need a lockdown until at least the New Year."

Angela (2021-12-04). Sunday 12/12: Q&A Discussion of Christians in Palestine — Two Films. indybay.org

Cal Winslow (2021-12-04). The Redwood Coast: Dispatches from a Forest in Distress. zcomm.org Our grievances may seem trifling to some – certainly, the corporations both private and public make them out to be just that. Yet, in microcosm, they reflect the existential crisis our earth confront…

Bureau of Land Management (2021-12-04). BLM and Partners Break Ground on Cotoni-coast Dairies Recreational Trails. indybay.org SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Central Coast Field Office and the Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship (SCMTS) have begun developing the initial 19 miles of multiple-use trails in the Cotoni-Coast Dairies unit of the California Coastal National Monument north of Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz County.

Staff (2021-12-04). 'Crisis of astronomical proportions' over Pearl Harbor contamination. rt.com The US Navy has confirmed that the water used by military families near Hawaii's Pearl Harbor is contaminated with "volatile petroleum products," forcing a shutdown that may leave taps dry for over a week. | Tests on the system that supplies drinking water to homes at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam showed "pretty conclusive indications that there are volatile petroleum products in the well," Rear Admiral Blake Converse told reporters on Thursday, referring to the Red Hill well servicing hundreds of military families. The well has been shut down since Sunday and will remain closed as the Navy purges the dangero…

TASS (2021-12-04). At meeting with Putin, Biden to declare US desire for stable relations — Blinken. tass.com Washington expects the conversation to take place "in the very near future"

Jonah Furman (2021-12-04). Auto Workers Win Direct Democracy in Referendum. zcomm.org Tens of thousands of UAW members have just voted to upend the status quo…

David Swanson (2021-12-04). Reflecting on the Dawn of Everything. zcomm.org The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow is a terrific contribution to human knowledge and guide to pursuing more of the same…

sputniknews (2021-12-04). Colorado Store Shooting Suspect Found Incompetent to Stand Trial – Reports. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – A US judge ruled that the Colorado man charged with a mass shooting that killed 10 individuals at a King Soopers store was not competent to stand trial, the Denver Post reported.

Kenn Orphan (2021-12-04). Censorship, the Myth of Free Data and the False Solutions on the Table. zcomm.org Social media has never been a free service for any of us. But it has certainly given a lot of advertisers, wealthy investors, intelligence agents and politicians a free ride…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-12-04). Às armas, o inimigo está à s nossas portas. globalresearch.ca Os Estados Unidos nà£o està£o ameaàßados por ninguém, desmoronam-se a partir do interior. Para manter o seu controlo sobre os seus aliados, esforàßam-se para convencer os asiáticos de um perigo chinês e a Unià£o Europeia de uma ameaàßa russa. Se …

Stephanie Midler (2021-12-04). Sunday 12/5: Uhuru Furniture Warehouse Sale. indybay.org Akwaaba Hall at the Uhuru House, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-04). Video: The Corona Crisis and the Engineered Destabilization of the Global Economy. Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca First published on May 19, 2021 | Visit and follow us on Instagram …

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2021-12-04). Saturday 1/29: Book Talk: "The Auntie Sewing Squad Guide To Mask Making, Radical Care, Social Justice" indybay.org 388 9th Street #290, Oakland, CA 94607…

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-12-04). Pdte. boliviano alerta sobre rechazo a los pueblos originarios. telesurtv.net El jefe de Estado boliviano indicó que hay sectores que pretenden mantener un país discriminador y racista.

teleSUR, jaa, MER (2021-12-04). China exigirá PCR negativa al público para los Juegos de Invierno. telesurtv.net Desde enero próximo se implementará el mecanismo de burbuja para delegaciones, prensa y personal de apoyo.

Vigil for Democracy (2021-12-04). Strike for Choice in Palo Alto. indybay.org Whole Foods Palo Alto called the police on peaceful pro-choice protestors the afternoon of Dec 1. The action was led by Raging Grannies Action League, who model how to interact with police. "We have no leader." "We don't talk to police." Video is 58 secs.

Aarathi Prasad (2021-12-04). [Perspectives] Martin Griffiths: serving communities affected by violence. thelancet.com In 2019, Martin Griffiths, consultant trauma surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust in London, UK, was appointed the NHS's first Clinical Director for Violence Reduction in London and then National Clinical Director for Violence Reduction for NHS England and NHS Improvement. In both roles, Griffiths leads and coordinates the strategy and delivery of health-led programmes to reduce interpersonal violence. In part, his insights come from his own early life experiences. He describes his younger self as "a very naive but streetwise south London boy" who grew up on a council estate in Lewisham with a single mother who was…

Resource Center for Nonviolence (2021-12-04). Sunday 12/12: All is One: Building a Decolonized Future Together. indybay.org FREE ONLINE EVENT! Register Here: buff.ly/3E5VWWV

WSWS (2021-12-04). Biden administration resumes Trump's "Remain in Mexico" immigration policy. wsws.org The White House announced a deal with Mexico to reinstate a former Trump-era policy whereby asylum seekers will be forced to stay in that country until their US immigration court date.

Miho Shimizu, Kenta Ushida, Shinsuke Hori, Ryo Momosaki (2021-12-04). [Correspondence] Enabling physical activity for people living with disabilities. thelancet.com Kathleen Martin Ginis and colleagues1 elucidated the significance and challenges of physical activity in people living with disabilities (PLWD). They summarised the difficulty of PLWD in participating in physical activity, despite the absence of serious medical problems. Due to their disability, PLWD are easily isolated from society, which can further reduce their physical activity levels. Social connectedness has been shown to have a positive effect on PLWD participating in social activities.2 Social prescribing is one such approach to resolve individual problems through the establishment of social connection.

teleSUR, mcs, MER (2021-12-04). Pdte. mexicano agradece apoyo de China en lucha contra Covid-19. telesurtv.net El agradecimiento fue realizado de forma virtual durante la III Reunión Ministerial del Foro Celac – China.

Encore.org, partner organizations (2021-12-04). Thursday 12/9: Co-Generational Activism: How to Fight for Change in Your Third Act. indybay.org Online event…

Shaila (2021-12-04). Battling the Issue of Homelessness in Sonoma County. indybay.org This discusses what exactly needs to happen in order to ensure better success when housing the homeless in Sonoma County.

Mickey Z. (2021-12-04). Meet the "Godfather of Vaccines" dissidentvoice.org "A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns." (Vito Corleone) Vaccinologists consider the Stanley A. Plotkin Award to be the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in their lucrative field. To qualify for this accolade, the nominee should be "an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of …

Jane McAlevey (2021-12-04). Organizing for Power, Part 3. zcomm.org Workers must face up to race to unite the class. Fighting for a just transition, the workers' movement is critical to any chance of having an effective climate policy…

sputniknews (2021-12-04). World Must Not Blame Africa for Undervaccination While Denying Continent Shots – Expert. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The international community should not be blaming African nations for being undervaccinated while at the same time limiting their access to vaccines, South African expert Solly Moeng told Sputnik.

Staff (2021-12-04). Twitter's new censorship policy backfires. rt.com A new policy on personal information has apparently backfired, with the platform claiming it had resulted in a large number of "malicious" and "coordinated" reports against users, some of whom were suspended by "accident." | Twitter spokesman Trenton Kennedy said a new rule barring "the misuse of media" such as photos and videos "to harass or intimidate private individuals" had led it to suspend accounts in error, the Washington Post reported on Friday night. | Read more | | The platform ha…

Joselyn Saavedra (2021-12-04). The Power of Kindness against Homelessness Bias. indybay.org Public education about homelessness is a key to avoiding stigma and discrimination and alleviating pressure against them.

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-12-04). Rally for Reproductive Justice at the Federal Courthouse in San Francisco. indybay.org Supreme Court justices, one an accused harasser, the other an accused rapist, are expected to eviscerate Row v Wade…

Varsha Gandikota-Nellutla (2021-12-04). Carers of the World vs. Covid-19 Criminals. zcomm.org The Progressive International is mobilizing nurses unions around the world to take on Big Pharma and the governments they have captured…

WSWS (2021-12-04). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org India: State transport workers' still on strike in Maharashtra; Doctors walk out in Karnataka and Gujarat; Australia: Sydney bus drivers hold three days of strike action; New Zealand port workers vote to strike…

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs (2021-12-04). Tuesday 12/21: Memorial – Remembering our unhoused friends and family who died on our streets this year. indybay.org 300 Front St, Santa Cruz…

sputniknews (2021-12-04). Millions Remain Long-Term Unemployed Despite Big Decline in November US Jobless Rate. sputniknews.com The new US jobs report showed an unexpectedly large decrease in unemployment alongside a smaller-than-expected increase in non-farm payroll jobs. Economists say it could mean the US is approaching full employment, meaning interest rate hikes could be on the way. However, longer-term unemployed numbers remained almost unchanged.

Curt Wechsler (2021-12-04). Stop the Fascist Assault on Abortion Rights! indybay.org Now is the time for everyone, everywhere, to get in the streets to | stop this fascist assault on abortion rights!

Ezekiel J Emanuel, Cécile Fabre, Lisa Herzog, Ole F Norheim, Govind Persad, G Owen Schaefer, Kok-Chor Tan (2021-12-04). [Correspondence] Obligations in a global health emergency — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Felipe de Carvalho Borges da Fonseca and colleagues, and Kayvan Bozorgmehr and Rosa Jahn for their comments on our Viewpoint.1 We agree with de Carvalho Borges da Fonseca and colleagues about the need for "a more equitable, sustainable, and accountable medical innovation system". Whether waiving patent rights will meaningfully improve access to COVID-19 vaccines for low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), particularly in the short term, is an empirical matter. There is wide agreement that intellectual property (IP) for mRNA vaccines is not a primary barrier to vaccinating the world;2,3 vaccine pr…

indyradio (2021-12-04). Joseph McCarthy Censured by US Senate Dec 2nd 1954. indybay.org The Anti-communist crusade of Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy came to a close in 1954 after his own committee shifted focus to investigate him for abusing army general Ralph W. Zwicker.

National Organization of Women (2021-12-04). Tuesday 1/18: Justice at Our Border: Addressing the Hazards of Living as Undocumented Women. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman (2021-12-04). Keeping Business Alive: The Government Will Pay. indybay.org A buyer-of-last-resort program would alleviate the hardship of workers and businesses. It would maintain the cash flow for families and businesses, so that the coronavirus shock has no secondary impacts on demand — Business activity is on hold today, but with an intravenous cash flow, it can be kept alive until the health crisis is over.

WSWS (2021-12-04). UK: Striking workers at B&Q distribution centre in Worksop determined to fight pay restraint. wsws.org The Unite union, with over 1 million members, has not organised any form of solidarity action—even at the other major B&Q hubs in Swindon and Doncaster in England and Cambuslang in Scotland—in defence of their co-workers in Worksop.

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi (2021-12-04). Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi Interview: COVID Vaccine Blood Clot Risk Was Known, Ignored & Buried. globalresearch.ca First published on May 28, 2021 | Joining us today is Dr. …

John R. Platt (2021-12-04). Feeling hopeless about the climate? Try our 30-day action plan. nationofchange.org Doing something every day will help to change your attitude and create momentum for change.

WSWS (2021-12-04). Chile's election: Boric and pseudo-left offer no defense against threat of fascism. wsws.org International and historical experience demonstrates that once in power, the pseudo-left abandons all pretense of reform, bowing to the international financial and corporate elite.

Jake Johnson (2021-12-04). Marking World AIDS Day, Campaigners Warn 'History Is Repeating Itself With Covid'. zcomm.org "In Africa alone, it's estimated up to 12 million people died needlessly in the time it took to make HIV treatment universally available. We cannot allow it to happen again with Covid-19."

Richard Horton (2021-12-04). [Comment] Offline: Is democracy good for your health? thelancet.com What is the best political system to protect and advance health? In 2019, Thomas Bollyky, who directs the Global Health Program at the US Council on Foreign Relations, and colleagues reported evidence in The Lancet suggesting that democracies are better than autocracies for delivering gains in health. Advantage America, he seemed to be saying. The argument is superficially convincing. Democracies sharpen the accountability of governments to their citizens. Free and fair elections create incentives for political leaders to pay serious attention to the wellbeing of voters.

WSWS (2021-12-04). At online town hall, Kaiser union officials praise "joint" approach to cost-cutting in tentative agreement. wsws.org At Wednesday's meeting, the first since the deal was announced more than two weeks ago, no rank-and-file workers were allowed to speak or ask questions, a clear indication of the unions' nervousness about opposition to the deal among health care workers.

WSWS (2021-12-04). More details emerge on how Canadian governments covered up aerosol transmission of COVID-19. wsws.org The Canadian government continued to insist the main source of COVID-19 infection was respiratory droplets that fall rapidly to the ground, not aerosols, even when its own briefing documents said otherwise.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-04). The Criminalization of Big Pharma, mRNA Vaccine Deaths and Injuries. EU Adopts "Digital Vaccine Passport" globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on April 3, 2021, coinciding with …

Sharmila Devi (2021-12-04). [World Report] Health warnings over UNRWA funding shortfall. thelancet.com Experts caution that health services for millions of Palestinian refugees are under threat. Sharmila Devi reports.

The Lancet (2021-12-04). [Editorial] Reinstating universal health coverage on the global agenda. thelancet.com Who remembers universal health coverage (UHC)? The World Health Organization defines UHC as all individuals and communities receiving the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, achieving this target was a top priority in global health, as it underpins Sustainable Development Goal 3: to ensure health and wellbeing for all. But as countries focused on the pandemic, the world's health community has neglected to sustain the momentum needed to achieve UHC.

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…

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…

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…

Anonymous669 (2021-12-03). Saudi-led Coalition Claims Its Recent Airstrikes On Ma'rib Killed More Than 250 Houthis. southfront.org File image. | The Saudi-led coalition claims that its recent airstrikes on the central Yemeni province of Ma'rib killed more than 250 fighters of the Houthis (Ansar Allah). | The Houthis, backed by local tribesmen, launched a large-scale offensive to captured Ma'rib city and nearby oil fields from Saudi-backed forces more than nine months ago. In the last few months, Houthi fighters made significant gains to the west and south of the city. However, they sustained heavy losses. | According to the Saudi-led coalition: | On…

Ann Brown (2021-12-03). Another Omicron Variant Case In Minnesota Puts America On Notice: 1st Case Of 'Community Transmission',' Traveler Came Home From Anime Convention in NY. moguldom.com A vaccinated Minnesota man, who attended a two-day anime convention at NYC's Javits Center in November, has been confirmed to be the second Omicron variant case in the U.S. The first was announced in California on Dec. 1. While Omicron has yet to be confirmed in New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul has said, "It's coming." The Minnesota …

Ann Brown (2021-12-03). Infectious Disease Doctor: Omicron To Dominate And Overwhelm The World In 3-6 Months. moguldom.com As the global medical community scrambles to figure out how to deal with the latest coronavirus variant, omicron, one infectious disease doctor, has declared that omicron will likely "dominate and overwhelm" the world in six months or less. "Frankly, omicron will dominate and overwhelm the whole world in three to six months," Singapore-based doctor Leong …

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 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.

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.

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). 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.

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…

teleSUR (2021-12-03). Presence of Omicron Variant Confirmed by WHO in 38 Countries. telesurenglish.net World Health Organization (WHO) authorities have detected the presence of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 in 38 countries, although the Delta strain continues to be the most prevalent worldwide. | Maria Van Kerkhove, head of health emergencies at the WHO, stated during a press conference from its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland: "So far, omicron has been reported in 38 countries in all six WHO regions, with a significant increase in infections in Africa. But the Delta variant contin…

teleSUR (2021-12-03). Argentines To Submit COVID-19 Pass For Attending Close Places. telesurenglish.net Over-13-year-old Argentines will be requested to present a health pass certifying that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend massive events or enter close places from next week. | RELATED: | "Although COVID-19 infection and death rates have not increased much recently, we have to extreme COVID-19 preventive measures due to the appearance of the Omicron strain, which the World Health Organization…

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.

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 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,…

sputniknews (2021-12-03). Explosive & Nearing Dominance: What the Data Out of South Africa is Telling Us About Omicron. sputniknews.com The omicron variant of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, first identified in South Africa, has quickly spread throughout the world. Cases have emerged in Europe, the United States, Australia, and China. The World Health Organization has labeled it a variant of concern.

teleSUR (2021-12-03). Vaccine Hoarding Favored Appearance Of Omicron: ALBA Recalls. telesurenglish.net On Friday, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) Secretary-General Sacha Llorenti pointed out that the hoarding of COVID-19 vaccines prompted favorable conditions for the appearance of the Omicron strain. | RELATED: | "The appearance of Omicron was a foreseeable consequence of the hoarding of vaccines by some northern countries," Llorenti said, adding that "not giving priority to vaccinate all vu…

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 …

Jerry Goldberg (2021-12-03). Strikers at John Deere win COLA adjustments. liberationnews.org One of the most significant gains by United Auto Workers members at John Deere as a result of their five-week strike against this multinational corporation was the restoration of quarterly cost of living adjustments (COLA) to their wages.

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…

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…

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 …

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.

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.

teleSUR (2021-12-03). Cuba Celebrates Health Workers on Day of Latin American Medicine. telesurenglish.net On the day commemorating Latin American Medicine, teleSUR English reproduces in full the speech offered by Cuban Minister of Health Jose Angel Portal Miranda to the health workers of Cuba and the region. | Cuba celebrates Latin American Medicine Day every December 3, to commemorate the birth of Cuban epidemiologist Carlos J. Finlay, an occasion to thank doctors, nurses, scientists, and collaborators for their successful efforts against Covid-19.

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.

teleSUR (2021-12-03). US Sent Wheat Seeds Containing Pests To Syria. telesurenglish.net Syrian agriculture officials have been complaining that the wheat seeds, recently provided by the United States for farmers in the Al-Hasakah province, contain a high degree of nematode (plant-parasitic worm) infection that would harm the soil. | RELATED: | In the laboratory examination that used saline solution, researchers found a number of grains are infected with wheat allele, which is a nematode infection. In the visual examination of the sample, the…

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.

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). 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.

_____ (2021-12-03). COP26: On The Outside, Always Looking In. popularresistance.org "It wasn't long until I realized why this was the case: even if I came from a country that is continuously being ravaged by the climate crisis, I wasn't the target audience of this conference. I wasn't white, I did not come from a position of power or wealth, and I wasn't significant enough to be let inside the negotiations. I did not belong in this theater of performative climate "action". So much for COP26 being the most inclusive COP ever."

_____ (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). 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). 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). 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). 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…

_____ (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). 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."

_____ (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…

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…

Ann Brown (2021-12-03). Black People Bear Disproportionate Burden Of Overdraft Fees, Some Banks Are Ditching Them. moguldom.com Blacks pay nearly triple in higher bank fees than white customers. Now there might be some relief in sight. Some banks have decided to do away with overdraft fees. Black bank customers reported facing higher monthly fees than white customers typically do, a nationwide survey found. Whites reported paying $5 a month in bank fees, including …

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…

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 …

Chris Banks, Nick Rimmer (2021-12-03). Albuquerque defeats millionaire stadium developers, says "NO!" to gentrification. liberationnews.org During the election held in November, Albuquerque residents made history by defeating a major pro-gentrification measure. A $50 million corporate-backed stadium bond went down in flames at the polls by a margin of two to one.

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

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…

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 …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-12-03). Buckhead-Backed Felicia Moore Blames TI for Scaring Voters With Threat of Closure of Strip Clubs, Crackdown on Nightlife. moguldom.com Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore recently lost her bid to become the city's next mayor in a run-off race against new Mayor-Elect Andre Dickens. Now the former candidate is blaming hip-hop artist and entrepreneur T.I. and Isaac Hayes III for her defeat. According to Moore, T.I. and Hayes told a "salacious lie" and spread …

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.

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

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

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…

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…

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 …

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). 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…

Peter Certo (2021-12-03). How Greed is Prolonging the Pandemic — Unless the World is Vaccinated, Variants will Keep Emerging. juancole.com ( Otherwords.org) — Stop me if this sounds familiar. It's been kind of a hard year, but I felt optimistic about the holidays. My wife and I had just scheduled our COVID-19 boosters. Even better, we'd been able to get our young child vaccinated. We imagined a cautious return to simple family pleasures like indoor …

Unicorn Riot (2021-12-03). Protest After First Day of Kim Potter Trial Attacked by Car Driver. unicornriot.ninja

Unicorn Riot (2021-12-03). Ruby Montoya Case Raises Questions about Cooperation and Movement Lawyering. unicornriot.ninja

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.

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 …

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.

Staff (2021-12-03). Here's how many times Jeffrey Epstein visited the White House. rt.com Infamous pedophile Jeffrey Epstein visited then-President Bill Clinton's White House a whopping 17 times during his first term, according to visitor logs obtained by the Daily Mail. On some days, he visited three times. | Epstein mostly visited the West Wing, according to visitor logs acquired through a Freedom of Information Act by the Daily Mail, implying he primarily came to see President Clinton. Their relationship dates back to at least the start of Clinton's presidency, with logs placing Epstein and his alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell at the White House just a month after Clinton's inauguration in Februa…

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"

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.

teleSUR (2021-12-03). Putin and Biden Discuss Geneva Agreements on Ukraine's Conflict. telesurenglish.net The date of the meeting between Russia's President and his U.S counterpart has been approved, yet will not be made public until after it occurs. | RELATED: | "We are working on a possible contact between Putin and Biden in the videoconference format. This contact is to take place within days. We have a concrete date and time for this videoconference. But it is better to wait until all its parameters are agreed with…

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…

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…

_____ (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 …

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)…

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.

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…

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…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-03). A New Diplomacy for China. libya360.wordpress.com Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein No one will be able to say that China is trying to impose its model on the world, attack another country, organize coups, assassinate presidents, exert armed pressure or install military bases in other countries (Photo: Financial Times). The Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of…

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