Daily Archives: December 10, 2021

2021-12-10: News Headlines

_____ (2021-12-10). Assange Loses, High Court Allows US Appeal; Quashes Assange's Discharge. popularresistance.org The High Court in London on Friday ruled in the U.S. appeal against a lower court decision not to extradite imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange by sending the case back to Magistrate's Court with instructions to send the case to the secretary of state to decide on Assange's extradition. | The matter is now in the hands of Dominic Raab, secretary of state for justice, unless Assange's lawyers appeal the decision to the U.K. Supreme Court, which they have said they will do. If extradited, Assange faces up to 175 years in prison on charges under the Espionage Act and one count of conspiracy to commit compu…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-10). "How can it be fair to extradite Julian to the very country which plotted to kill him?" peoplesdispatch.org London's High Court passed an order permitting the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the US. Here are some reactions from activists and human rights defenders following this judgement.

Editor2 (2021-12-10). Australia has Sacrificed Julian Assange to the United States. orinocotribune.com By Saskia Peachey — Dic 4, 2021 | The US is fighting tooth and nail to get Julian Assange extradited to an American prison. Ever the dutiful ally, the Australian government is effectively giving over Assange, and flouting any commitment to human rights, freedom of the press, and democracy in the process. | The United States has resumed its extradition campaign against Australian journalist Julian Assange with renewed fervor. In January this year, UK district judge Vanessa Baraitser had

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-10). On Human Rights' Day, UK court permits extradition of Julian Assange to US. peoplesdispatch.org The British High Court's decision overturns the January decision by the district judge that found that extraditing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange would be "oppressive". Rights advocates and Assange's supporters and family strongly condemned the High Court's decision…

teleSUR (2021-12-10). Extradiction of Assange Darkens Human Rights Day: Russia Says. telesurenglish.net On Friday, Russia's Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova harshly criticized the decision of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales to approve the extradition of WikiLeaks Julian Assange to the United States. | RELATED: | "The U.K. High Court has authorized Julian Assange's extradition to the United States. This shameful verdict as part of the political case is yet another manifestation of the Anglo-Saxon t…

teleSUR (2021-12-10). British Court Authorizes Extradition Of Assange To The US. telesurenglish.net On Friday, the High Court of Justice in London approved extraditing Julian Assange to the United States. This appeal court returned the case of Assange's extradition to a lower court in Westminster, while the WikiLeaks founder remains incarcerated. | RELATED: | According to the High Court, the United States offers sufficient guarantees that Assange will not be subjected to the harsh regime known as "special administrative…

WSWS (2021-12-10). "How can they accept an extradition to the country that plotted to kill Julian, that plotted to kill a publisher because of what he published?" wsws.org Stella Moris, the fiancée of Julian Assange, made the following impassioned statement demanding his freedom outside the High Court in London.

Moderator (2021-12-10). Hedges: UK High Court Overturns Assange Win. scheerpost.com By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost | The British High Court in London today overturned an earlier lower court decision blocking the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States. The ruling sends the case back to Magistrate's Court with instructions to allow the extradition to be approved or denied by the British Home Secretary Prita Patel. The ruling, which included a decision to continue to hold Assange in a high security prison, is a severe blow to the Wikileaks co-founder's efforts to prevent his extradition to the United States to face charges under the Espionage Act. The extradition is now in…

WSWS (2021-12-10). Britain's High Court rules on United States extradition appeal: Assange must be handed to his assassins. wsws.org The US Department of Justice, Pentagon and CIA are determined that Assange rots in jail for revealing their crimes.

Staff (2021-12-10). "Terrible Step": Press Freedom in Danger as U.K. Court Clears the Way for Julian Assange Extradition to U.S. democracynow.org WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could soon face charges in the United States after a U.K. court ruled Friday in favor of the U.S. government's appeal to extradite him. U.K. Judge Timothy Holroyde said he was satisfied with a pledge from the United States that Assange would not be held in a so-called ADX maximum-security prison in Colorado, despite a U.K. district court ruling in January that said Assange should not be extradited because it would be "oppressive" due to his mental health and that he would likely die by suicide in a U.S. prison. "They can't guarantee his safety in the U.S. prison system. He will li…

Jonathan Cook (2021-12-10). Assange ruling a dangerous precedent for journalists and British justice. dissidentvoice.org On Friday, the English High Court paved the way for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be extradited to the United States and tried over the publication of hundreds of thousands of documents, some of which contained evidence of US and British war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The decision reversed a ruling in January by …

Joe Glenton (2021-12-10). High Court hands Priti Patel final decision on US extradition of Julian Assange. thecanary.co Wikileaks editor Julian Assange has lost his appeal against extradition to the US. Judge Holdroyde ruled that the US appeal was allowed. Assange has been detained in Belmarsh prison since 2019. Prior to that, he was in the Ecuadorian Embassy. The speed of any extradition now appears to depend on home secretary Priti Patel. | Assange is wanted by the US in connection with the publication of

Staff (2021-12-10). Headlines for December 10, 2021. democracynow.org U.K. Court Will Allow Extradition of Julian Assange to U.S. to Face Espionage Charges, Venezuela's Juan Guaidó, Who Led Failed Coup Efforts, Speaks at White House Democracy Summit, Federal Court Rejects Trump's Bid to Keep January 6 Records Secret, New York Attorney General Letitia James Ends Gubernatorial Bid, Will Subpoena Trump, National Guard Called Out as COVID-19 Cases Overwhelm U.S. Hospitals, WHO Warns Rich Countries Against Vaccine Hoarding as Omicron Variant Spreads , Truck Carrying Asylum Seekers Crashes in Mexico, Killing 54 and Injuring Over 100, Award-Winning Filipino Journalist Jesus Malabanan, Who…

Santiago O'Donnell (2021-12-10). Julian Assange: Indignante y doloroso. globalizacion.ca El fallo de la Cámara de Apelaciones británica que ordena la extradición de Assange a Estados Unidos es indignante y doloroso. Más allá de sus argumentos, que poco importan a esta altura del partido. Indignante porque va en contra de…

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-12-10). British court rules Assange can be extradited to US to face espionage charges. nationofchange.org "Today is international human rights day, what a shame. How cynical to have this decision on this day."

Dr. Matthew Crosston (2021-12-10). NATO's Projectile Dysfunction: Deterring Russia and Ukrainian Bluffs. moderndiplomacy.eu The shrill lamentations over Ukraine are reaching fever pitch here in the United States: The New York Times discusses how Ukrainian commanders say a Russian invasion would overwhelm them. CNN reports that Biden promises withering sanctions if Russia invades. Military.com is devoting first page space on its site to how the US military could mobilize …

_____ (2021-12-10). The Chief Outcome From the Two-Hour Biden-Putin Summit. strategic-culture.org By Eric ZUESSE | The two-hour December 7th Biden-Putin conversation (via video-conference) focused mainly on the conflict between Ukraine and its breakaway former Donbass region, which is in Ukraine's far east and borders on Russia. | In order to understand the conversation, some basic history that produced the current situation there needs to be stated, because this is the point-of-reference behind the summit-conversation that occurred on December 7th: | The 5 September 2014 Minsk Protocol, and its followup 12 February 2015 Minsk II Agreement, established the agreements between Ukraine and the Donbass breakaway…

_____ (2021-12-10). Russia-Ukraine Coverage Continues to Lack Insight. strategic-culture.org By Michael AVERKO | With the likes of CNN regularly giving puff segment to Kiev regime officials and other anti-Russian leaning sources, there's considerable room for Anglo-American mass media improvement in the analysis of Russian-Ukrainian issues. One of a limited exception of good analytical journalism on the subject, is the John Batch…

_____ (2021-12-10). The Fierce Determination of Ordinary People to Build an Extraordinary World. popularresistance.org United States President Joe Biden has suborned 111 countries to attend his Summit for Democracy on December 9—10, ending on Human Rights Day. 'We welcome all countries, organizations, and individuals to support the goals of the Summit', the US State Department wrote. However, there are 82 countries that have not been invited, including two large countries that are permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (the People's Republic of China and Russia) and two small countries from the Caribbean (Cuba and Haiti). In the name of democracy, the US government is pushing its own agenda to consolidate…

Vijay Prashad (2021-12-10). The fierce determination of ordinary people to build an extraordinary world: The Forty-Ninth Newsletter (2021). mronline.org United States President Joe Biden has suborned 111 countries to attend his Summit for Democracy on December 9—10, ending on Human Rights Day.

Editor (2021-12-10). Biden's Summit for Democracy: International NGOs express concern that Summit will ignore India's descent to fascism. mronline.org Groups extend offer to Biden to provide input to help make the summit a success.

Editor (2021-12-10). U.S. shouldn't be invited to Summit for Democracy, let alone be its host. mronline.org In every one of the countries the United States has intervened in over the past decades, anti-democratic means are almost always used towards anti-democratic ends, all in the name of promoting democracy.

Anand Naidoo (2021-12-10). The Heat: Chinese vs Western Democracy. america.cgtn.com Just days before the United States hosted a virtual "Summit for Democracy" China released a comprehensive document outlining its approach to democracy. Last Saturday, China's State Council Information Office, presented its perspective in a white paper called "China: Democracy That Works." It stresses the important …

WSWS (2021-12-10). The "Summit for Democracy": Biden gathers anti-democratic forces against Russia and China. wsws.org The function of Biden's summit is to escalate global pressure on Russia and China while dressing this up as a defense of "democracy" against "autocracy."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-10). US senate rejects resolution seeking ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia. peoplesdispatch.org The resolution presented jointly by some Republican and Democrat senators sought to limit the sale of US weapons to Saudi Arabia due to its involvement in the war in Yemen and its alleged war crimes…

Fight Back (2021-12-10). Ethiopian community rallies in Dallas against U.S. intervention. fightbacknews.org Dallas, TX – Hundreds of members of Dallas's large Ethiopian community rallied outside Dallas City Hall on November 21 against U.S. intervention in Ethiopia and Eritrea. The protest was associated with the nationwide #NoMore movement and was called by community members, though the rally was also attended by members of the All African People's Revolutionary Party and the Dallas Anti-War Committee. | A community spokeswoman talked about the sanctions and diplomatic moves that the Biden administration has taken against Ethiopia in recent weeks, stating, "The Biden administration actions are a pretext to ge…

Ann Garrison, Ann Fitz-Gerald (2021-12-10). Biden Deploys National Guard: It's "Déjà Vu All Over Again" as Government Hawks and Corporate Media Play Up Ethiopian Atrocities in Tigray. covertactionmagazine.com Twelve days after a Bloomberg Nov. 11 Headline proclaimed that "Ethiopia's Civil War Is a Problem That U.S. Troops Can …

Staff (2021-12-10). US Courts will Not be Able to Proceed with Charges Against Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com The defense lawyers of the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab in the United States, Nancy Hollander and David Rivkin, assured this Tuesday, December 7, that the US legal system will not be able to proceed against the Venezuelan special envoy with any of its charges. | According to information from the diplomat's defense, the defense highlights the political nature of the case, and the difficulties in ensuring a fair trial in the city of Miami, famous for issuing judicial decisions against Cubans and Venezuelans. | "I am happy to announce that by virtue of diplomatic viability, the United States will not be able to pro…

Caitlin A. Johnstone (2021-12-10). Super serious news reporting: notes from the Edge of The Narrative Matrix. mronline.org Hi I'm a very serious news reporter. The Russians are controlling our thoughts with Facebook memes and scrambling our brains with invisible ray gun attacks. In other news, capitalism is working fine and our wars defend freedom and democracy. The government never lies. Here's Bob with the weather.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-10). Journalist Nada Homsi freed after 23 days of illegal detention in Lebanon. peoplesdispatch.org Homsi was in Lebanon working with US news outlet NPR (National Public Radio) when she was detained on November 16 after members of the Lebanese General Security Directorate raided her home…

_____ (2021-12-10). Inside The Secretive World Of Union Busting. popularresistance.org While union membership has risen slightly since 2018 thanks to some major organizing wins, and public approval of unions is at its highest level since 1965, labor has a lot of ground to make up. Union membership plummeted from 20.1% of American wage and salary workers in 1983 to just 10.8% in 2020. One of the biggest reasons for that decline is the use of well-funded, aggressive campaigns by employers to fight off unions, conducted largely through expensive union avoidance consultants and lawyers. In 2019, it was estimated that companies spend at least $340 million per year on such consultants and often engage in…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-12-10). Starbucks Workers United scores first-ever union win at big coffee chain. peoplesworld.org BUFFALO, N.Y.—Starbucks Workers United broke a significant barrier on December 9 with the first-ever worker win at the big retail coffee chain. Workers at the Elmwood store in Buffalo voted 19-8 to unionize with Starbucks Workers United, the National Labor Relations Board officer announced. The union also won 15-9 at a second store, but there …

WSWS (2021-12-10). Australian Labor Party helps government ram through another anti-democratic electoral law. wsws.org The latest bipartisan bill deepens the attack on basic democratic rights made when the two ruling parties joined hands in August to rush through party deregistration laws.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-12-10). Washington Rewards Corruption of Popular Will Party. orinocotribune.com In an ironic maneuver displaying the White House's complete lack of political awareness, the Joe Biden administration claimed the right to declare who can be considered corrupt and who cannot, delivering an "award" within the framework of International Anti-Corruption Day, this December 9. | As expected, the White House took the opportunity to give a boost to its allies on the Venezuelan extreme right, by including one of the spokespersons of the Popular Will organization on the list of beneficiaries of Biden's recognition. Many Venezuelans refer to the Popular Will party as "Juan Guaidó and the 40 thieves" due t…

Newsroom (2021-12-10). Illegal bets add up to 1.7 trillion dollars each year. moderndiplomacy.eu Up to $1.7 trillion is estimated to be wagered on illicit betting markets each year, according to a new report released on Thursday by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The publication, the first-ever Global Report on Corruption in Sport, asks for an urgent, unified and international response to fight malpractice and fraud across the sector. The ground-breaking new report was issued to coincide with …

teleSUR (2021-12-10). Honduras: Hernandez to Complicate Incoming President Castro. telesurenglish.net Honduran social and political organizations denounced that outgoing president Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) intends to pass last minute laws with the aim of complicating the government of president-elect Xiomara Castro, who will take office on January 27. | RELATED: | On Thursday night, the right-wing-controlled Congress received two bills: one seeking to establish "protections" for public officials and former high-l…

Moderator (2021-12-10). Obed Silva's Memoir Is a Transborder Story as Universal as Love and Loss. scheerpost.com Obed Silva. [Dario Debora] | Click to subscribe on: Buy Obed Silva's memoir "

_____ (2021-12-10). Ten Problems With Biden's Foreign Policy — And One Solution. popularresistance.org By and large, Biden's foreign policy already seems stuck in the militarist quagmire of the past twenty years, a far cry from his campaign promise to reinvigorate diplomacy as the primary tool of U.S. foreign policy. | In this respect, Biden is following in the footsteps of Obama and Trump, who both promised fresh approaches to foreign policy but for the most part delivered more endless war. | By the end of his second term, Obama did have two significant diplomatic achievements with the signing of the Iran nuclear deal and normalization of relations with Cuba. So progressive Americans who voted for Biden had some…

_____ (2021-12-10). "How Can They Accept An Extradition To The Country That Plotted To Kill Julian… popularresistance.org "I want to emphasize that the High Court accepted all the medical evidence and the conclusions of the magistrate that if Julian is extradited and placed under extreme conditions of isolation it will drive him to take his own life. That extradition is oppressive. | Yet the High Court decided against Julian on this occasion on the basis of political assurances—non-assurances—that the US has given to the UK government. I say non-assurances. Amnesty International says non-assurances. Amnesty International has analyzed these assurances and has said that they are inherently unreliable. They incorporate the…

_____ (2021-12-10). Court Ruling Threatens Eviction Of 450 Families From Landless Workers Movement Camp. popularresistance.org On 23 November, the Sà£o Paulo Court of Justice authorized the eviction of 450 families living in the Landless Rural Workers Movement's (MST) Marielle Vive camp in Valinhos. The decision came in response to a repossession suit filed by El Dorado Empreendimentos Imobiliários Farm, which holds the property deeds for the area. The court order contradicts Law 14.216/21 enacted by Congress in October 2021, which suspended forced removals until December 31 due to the current COVID-19 related health crisis.

_____ (2021-12-10). 60 Years After His Death, Fanon's Ideas Remain The Weapons Of The Oppressed. popularresistance.org Today marks the 60th anniversary of the passing of one of the greatest thinkers to have emerged from the ranks of the oppressed, Frantz Fanon (1925-1961). Fanon's contributions are timeless. As long as white supremacy and neocolonialism remain in the driver's seat of human relations, Fanon's thought will continue to arm the colonized in the Battle of Ideas.

_____ (2021-12-10). Report-Back From A Rail Blockade In Saint-Lambert. popularresistance.org On Saturday, more than sixty people acting in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en land defenders blocked the CN main line in Saint-Lambert south of Montreal for over six hours. It was the longest rail blockade in Quebec since the winter of 2020, interrupting Via Rail service and immobilizing six freight trains. These notes reflect the experience of a couple participants in Saturday's blockade.

_____ (2021-12-10). Why Thousands Of Serbians Have Been Rallying Against Rio Tinto And The Government. popularresistance.org For two weekends in a row, thousands of demonstrators across Serbia have blocked major roads and brought the country to a standstill, concerned their land, water and air risk being exploited. They're angry over what they're calling a looming ecological disaster, and accusing the government of attempting to pass laws that would allow foreign investors to seize land, and disregard environmental regulations.

David Cavendish (2021-12-10). La cumbre de democracia de Biden es un buen momento para debatir la 'Bill of Rights Socialism'. peoplesworld.org La democracia estadounidense está en peligro. Solo hay que seguir las noticias de los últimos años para darse cuenta de la peligrosa situación en la que se encuentra este país. El ejemplo más obvio y dramático fue la insurrección del 6 de enero, cuando una turba de partidarios de Donald Trump irrumpió en el Capitolio …

Andrew Wright (2021-12-10). On abortion and reproductive rights: Not enough (from) men. peoplesworld.org I recently saw a post shared on Instagram regarding abortion rights in which the person argued that there were not enough men coming forward to say how they were saved from unwanted fatherhood because of an abortion. The point of…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-12-10). Corporate monopoly, other factors hamper workers economically. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Why can't workers get ahead? Economically, that is. Median wages for the broad U.S. middle class have been virtually stagnant for at least 40 years, adjusted for inflation, even as productivity has galloped ahead. The median for the bottom 20% has actually dropped. Meanwhile, the rich, especially the top tenth, have reaped the rewards. That …

Cara Anna (2021-12-10). Ugandan environmental activist Vanessa Nakate: 'We cannot adapt to extinction'. peoplesworld.org KAMPALA, Uganda (AP)—The capital of Uganda coughs itself awake on weekdays under a soft blanket of smog. Kampala's hills come into sharper focus as the morning rush of minibusses and motorbikes fades. It is this East African city that one of the world's most well-known climate activists, Vanessa Nakate, calls home. The 25-year-old's rise in profile has …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-10). Iraq announces end of US combat mission, but US says troops not leaving. peoplesdispatch.org The change in the nature of the US mission in Iraq first announced in July this year has been rejected by the Iraqi militias who are demanding a complete withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-10). South Africans protest Shell's plans to explore for oil off the Wild Coast. peoplesdispatch.org Despite massive opposition by locals and indigenous communities, a high court in South Africa has allowed Shell to carry out seismic surveys to explore for oil and gas off South Africa's environmentally sensitive Wild Coast.

Editor2 (2021-12-10). Assad, Syria and China's new Silk Road. orinocotribune.com By Matthew Ehret — Dec, 07 2021 | Count on Syria becoming an important West Asian hub in China's Belt and Road Initiative | Ever since Russia and China began challenging the Anglo-American scorched Earth doctrine in 2011 with their first vetoes against US intervention into Syria, the Gordian knots that have tied up the Arab world in chaos, division and ignorance for decades have finally begun to unravel. | Where just one decade ago the unipolar vision of the 'new American century' reigned unchallenged, by 2013 the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) had sprung into life, and the largest purges of China's deep sta…

Staff (2021-12-10). White House Boasts About Selling Stolen Venezuelan Oil. orinocotribune.com In an end-of-year evaluation report, the United States The report does not clarify when or to whom the US regime sold the stolen merchandise, data that would be of importan…

Staff (2021-12-10). Minister Plasencia: Capitalism is in Crisis and We are Called to Change Course. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, December 9, Venezuela's Minister for Foreign Affairs Félix Plasencia inaugurated the World People's Congress for Peace, which was organized to present proposals that can counteract the current challenges facing humanity and the planet in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. | "We met to discuss the need to deepen the guarantee of political, economic and social rights of humanity, for the welfare of the peoples," said Venezuela's top diplomat at the beginning of the conference, which is held online. | Plasencia stated that it is necessary to "change course" in the face of the new challenges arising i…

Staff (2021-12-10). Venezuela Incorporates 9 Urutu Armored Vehicles into its Defense System (Video). orinocotribune.com The Strategic Operational Command (CEOFANB) of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB), reported this Thursday, December 9, via its commander Domingo Hernández, that nine Urutu "wheeled tanks" joined its combat system. | Through a post published on Twitter, Hernández explained that they were added to increase the security of the Caribbean nation. The announcement follows reports that Colombia received 20 armored vehicles donated by the United States to continue their destabilization attempts against Venezuela. The US donation is part of a total of more than 140 armored vehicles to be received by Colombian mili…

Editor2 (2021-12-10). Vienna Talks: Iran Says no Interactive, Flexible Attitude Seen on Other Side. orinocotribune.com The spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry has said that while Iran entered talks in Vienna on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal with an interactive and flexible attitude, "this was not the case for the other side." | Saeed Khatibzadeh made the remarks at a weekly presser on Monday, adding that the Vienna talks have not been halted and that the next round will kick off later this week. | The exact date will be determined by Iran's chief negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani and the European Union's Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora soon, the spokesman said. | The seventh round of high-level talks between Iran and…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-10). 'People's Lawyer' Sudha Bharadwaj released after three years in jail. mronline.org The activist-lawyer was granted default bail on December 1 following more than three years of her incarceration without trial in the Bhima Koregaon case in which a number of other activists were also implicated.

Ajamu Baraka (2021-12-10). People centered human rights and the Black radical tradition. mronline.org International Human Rights Day is December 10. On that day in 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was promulgated as the first in a series of covenants, treaties, and legal interpretations that would make up…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-10). Right-Wing Authoritarianism and the Crisis of Education. libya360.wordpress.com Henry Giroux In the age of nascent fascism, it is irresponsible to insist on a politically neutral world where pedagogy is a banal transmission of noncontroversial facts. Image: Truthout The future of democracy in the United States will not be determined by the malignant decisions made by a reactionary group of Supreme Court Justices. Nor…

Houston Tenants Union (2021-12-10). Braeswood Tenants Unite To Fight Extreme Rent Hike By New Landlord in Houston, TX. itsgoingdown.org Report on tenants in Houston delivering their demands to Fat Property, their landlord, who is hiking rent substantially after taking over the complex earlier this year. Originally posted by Houston Tenants Union. HOUSTON, TEXAS — The tenants of The Terraces on Brompton united under the banner of Brompton Mutual Aid, to deliver a demand letter…

rebekah (2021-12-10). Amazon Can't Bust Unions Forever. inequality.org

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-12-10). Ralph Nader on Journalism and the Public Interest. fair.org Harvard Institute of Politics ( This week on CounterSpin:

Heba Salim (2021-12-10). A database for the displaced. electronicintifada.net Activists are trying to create single register for all title deeds to lands stolen in 1948.

Khuloud Rabah Sulaiman (2021-12-10). UNRWA stifles employee speech on Palestinian rights. electronicintifada.net "This was my dream job. It's become a nightmare."

Amjad Ayman Yaghi (2021-12-10). How Israel made Gaza's houses unsafe. electronicintifada.net Numerous buildings had to be demolished after the May attack ended.

Karen Conner (2021-12-10). Reopening Issues Are Still a Big Factor Driving Inflation In November. cepr.net Overall, reopening issues are still a big factor in inflation. Energy prices in the CPI are lagging world prices, and are almost certain to be sharply negative (lowering inflation) in December.

Matt Sedlar (2021-12-10). CEPR Spotlight: Special Drawing Rights. cepr.net CEPR has played a leading role in educating policymakers and the general public on the importance of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) and in organizing a successful campaign for a major allocation of SDRs by the International Monetary Fund.

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-12-10). Organizing isn't Just Some Romantic Idea, it's Practical Steps and Action! anchor.fm In this episode I talk about the fact that what we need today across the world has already been tried, built, and able to grow in many places around the world; we need to only learn. Communists, socialists, and Marxists all over the world have been building revolutions and mass organizations for centuries. Our objective? Organize the people. But that's not just some slogan, that is a necessary step towards building a New World. If the people are an educated as to what's oppressing them, that they're exploited and HOW, and if they don't learn who their comrades in that fight are, then they lose time and time again…

_____ (2021-12-10). A Pause in the Talks between the US and North Korea Continues. journal-neo.org Since the failure of February 2019's summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, relations between the US and North Korea have been put on hold, with no active dialogue, but no nuclear crisis or military stand-off. On the one hand, Pyongyang has avoided any talks on the question of denuclearization. On the other hand, it is …

_____ (2021-12-10). Parisian "Wheeling and Dealing" in the Persian Gulf. journal-neo.org The first official European assessment of the recent round of talks in Vienna between the representatives of Iran and those of the E3 (Great Britain, France, and Germany), Russia, China, and the US came, oddly enough, from Dubai, where the quick-witted French president Emmanuel Macron announced what he called the failure of the foregoing phase …

Alfin Febrian Basundoro (2021-12-10). Between China and the AUKUS: The Future of Indonesia-France Strategic Partnership. moderndiplomacy.eu The regional tension between Indonesia and China was reaching a new stage. On December 1, 2021, some Chinese diplomats told Indonesia to halt the oil and gas exploration in Northern Natuna. Believing that the drilling was taking place in the Chinese territory, the Chinese authorities sent a protest letter towards the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign …

Ann Brown (2021-12-10). 3 Top CIA And FBI Officials Who Suddenly Died From Accidents Or Bullet To Head. moguldom.com The intelligence agencies of the U.S. are cloaked in secrecy and subterfuge. And, the lives of intelligence agents tend to be kept out of the public eye. But when former agents die under mysterious circumstances, the questions swirl. Here are three top Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials who suddenly …

Claudia Drdul (2021-12-10). Starbucks workers win historic first union: "If we can do this here, you can do this too" liberationnews.org After experiencing months of harassment, intimidation and stalling by executives, Buffalo baristas have successfully formed the first Starbucks union in the United States.

Derek Royden (2021-12-10). An axis of reaction? Lauren Boebart, Paul Gosar and the risky rhetoric of the American far right. nationofchange.org They are cynical opportunists who try to paint a picture of a perfect past and country under siege by immigrants, the left and traditionally marginalized communities demanding the same rights taken for granted by most of those who voted them into office.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-12-10). CEO Takes Leave After Firing 900 Employees Over Zoom, Accused Them Of Stealing Time And Only Working 2 Hours A Day: How Many Hours Are Employees Really Working at Home? moguldom.com The CEO of Better.com has taken leave "effective immediately" after firing over 900 employees on a Zoom call with no warning and later accusing some of stealing time. The mortgage company's Founder and CEO Vishal Garg sent a memo stating he was "taking time off effective immediately," according to Insider. The story went viral last …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-12-10). dYdX Defi Exchange Goes Down with Amazon Server Outage, Exposes Vulnerability with Decentralized Claims. moguldom.com The dYdX decentralized exchange (DEX) was down for nine hours on Dec 7 due to a major outage that hit Amazon's cloud-service network Amazon Web Services (AWS), with some commenters questioning whether a decentralized protocol that relies on services from a centralized corporation is really decentralized. dYdX is purportedly a "decentralized exchange" on Ethereum for …

Liberation staff, Birmingham (2021-12-10). Hundreds facing removal in Huntsville public housing complex. liberationnews.org Butler Terrace, a low-income public housing complex in Huntsville, Alabama will be demolished to make way for middle-income apartments.

MD Staff (2021-12-10). Africa Free Trade Area, likely spur for growth and development. moderndiplomacy.eu With productivity-boosting measures, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement could reduce poverty and inequality while spurring sustainable and inclusive growth, according to a report launched on Wednesday by the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD. The Economic Development in Africa Report 2021, underscores the importance of infrastructure financing that helps link up urban …

MD Staff (2021-12-10). Bachelet describes 'disastrous' human rights situation across Occupied Palestinian Territory. moderndiplomacy.eu The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said on Tuesday that the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory has become "disastrous", with severe infringements occurring effecting some four million people. "This clearly also has damaging impact on prospects for peace and sustainable development for Israel, as well as the surrounding region", she argued. Ms. Bachelet was briefing the UN Committee on …

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-12-10). Ten contradictions that plague Biden's Democracy Summit. nationofchange.org Just as the people of Venezuela have not elected or appointed Juan Guaidó as their president, the people of the world have not elected or appointed the United States as the president or leader of all Earthlings.

Michael Payne (2021-12-10). Witnessing the demise of the principles of ethics and morality in the America of today. nationofchange.org What is happening to America and its people?>

Mogi Bian Darmawan (2021-12-10). Observing The Effectiveness of Indonesia's Food Estate Program. moderndiplomacy.eu Food security is again a public concern and discussion, this is related to…

Newsroom (2021-12-10). 35.8 million face lean season food crisis in West Africa and Sahel. moderndiplomacy.eu Growing food insecurity that is already affecting tens of millions of people across West Africa and the Sahel, must not be ignored by the international community, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. The alert comes as new data from the region indicated that almost 36 million people are expected to be acutely food insecure by the …

Newsroom (2021-12-10). Cambodia Is Now Living with COVID-19: World Bank. moderndiplomacy.eu Cambodia's real GDP growth is projected to reach 2.2% this year, impeded by slow growth in services including tourism, and in construction, and real estate. While, other traditional growth drivers, especially the garment, travel goods, footwear, and bicycle manufacturing industries, as well as agriculture, are underpinning the economic recovery, according to Living with COVID-19, the …

Newsroom (2021-12-10). Internet Governance Forum promotes inclusive digital future for all. moderndiplomacy.eu Leveraging the power of the Internet while tackling the risks of cyberspace is the focus of a UN meeting underway in Katowice, Poland, this week. The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) brings together more than 7,000 innovators, big tech executives, young people, ministers and parliamentarians to spur efforts to build an open, secure and free digital …

Newsroom (2021-12-10). Women sweep UN's 2021 'Champions of the Earth' awards. moderndiplomacy.eu A Caribbean-based prime minister, a scientist, a group of indigenous women, and an entrepreneur were announced on Tuesday as this year's winners of the United Nations' Champions of the Earth awards. According to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the all-female Champions were chosen for their impact and leadership in advancing bold action on behalf of …

splcenter (2021-12-10). SPLC President: Marking International Human Rights Day as U.S. democracy is under attack. splcenter.org

The Socialist Program (2021-12-10). The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union — Lessons for Socialists. liberationnews.org The Russian Revolution in 1917 brought the Bolsheviks to power. For the first time in history the working class seized and held state power. What was the experience of the Soviet Union? How did it change global politics in the 20th century? What did socialism achieve and what caused the Soviet Union to fall in 1991?>

Tridivesh Singh Maini (2021-12-10). How UAE became a key player in the Middle East. moderndiplomacy.eu The signing of the Abraham Accords in September 2020, through which Bahrain and UAE normalised ties with Israel was a significant development which analysts believed had the potential of altering the geopolitical dynamics of the Middle East. In December 2020, Morocco also signed an agreement for normalising relations with Israel, while in January 2021, Sudan …

Brian Berletic (2021-12-10). Laos' Railway Opens: The West Kicks and Screams as China and Laos Move Forward Together. asia-pacificresearch.com

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-10). Edward Bernays: Propaganda and the U.S.-Backed 1954 Guatemalan Coup. libya360.wordpress.com Robert SkvarlaEdward Bernays [Source: thoughtco.com] Edward Bernays: The father of public relations, the father of lies. Edward Bernays may be known as the Father of Public Relations, but you would not be mistaken if you thought of him as the Father of Lies. He was a bullshit artist par excellence who pioneered countless methods of…

Karina Huber (2021-12-10). New York City to require COVID-19 vaccinations at religious and private schools. america.cgtn.com New York City will require employees at religious and private schools to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Canary (2021-12-10). Government unveils ban on trophy hunting imports but campaigners denounce delays. thecanary.co The government has announced long-awaited plans to ban the import of hunting trophies from endangered animals, with campaigners welcoming the measures but denouncing delays. | More delays: | The proposed law — which will prevent British big game hunters from bringing home body parts of some 7,000 species including lions, rhinos, elephants, and polar bears — comes two years after the government pledged to introduce the ban. Since then, around 300 trophies from endangered animals have been shipped to the UK, according to the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting. | The campaign's founder Eduardo Gon…

Owen Fairclough (2021-12-10). China focuses on high-tech exports 20 years after joining WTO. america.cgtn.com When China joined The World Trade Organization 20 years ago, it was renowned for mostly low tech products. Today, it's turning out high-tech trains, planes and automobiles – and more.

WSWS (2021-12-10). Minamata, suppressed by MGM, to be released in North America on December 15. wsws.org The news of the film's distribution is very welcome, but it in no way diminishes the foul attempt by MGM and the Hollywood establishment generally to "bury" Minamata, along with its star, Johnny Depp.

WSWS (2021-12-10). Irish coalition government forced to introduce new restrictions as COVID cases surge. wsws.org The Irish government has re-introduced minimal restrictions in the face of around 5,000 new COVID cases daily with 530 patients hospitalised and 115 in intensive care.

Staff (2021-12-10). "Hold the Line": Watch Filipina Journalist Maria Ressa's Full Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech. democracynow.org Filipina journalist Maria Ressa and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov accepted the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their "efforts to safeguard freedom of expression." "There are so many more journalists persecuted in the shadows with neither exposure nor support, and governments are doubling down with impunity," said Ressa in her acceptance speech at Friday's Nobel ceremony, which we play in full.

The Canary (2021-12-10). Boris Johnson's Covid-busting party probe branded a 'sham' as new claims emerge. thecanary.co Fresh claims have emerged over an alleged Christmas bash in No 10 as the prime minister remained under intense pressure. The focus on Boris Johnson's numerous scandals comes as the government rubber stamped what The Canary described as the "racist immigration bill". | The government's flagship immigration bill has been approved after a heated debate. | The bill includes measures which allow UK border force officials to turn back migrants at sea. — Chann…

WSWS (2021-12-10). Staff at Springfield, Oregon medical center launch five-day strike. wsws.org Over 300 hospital support staff at the hospital are seeking adequate compensation and resisting management plans to outsource 100 jobs, a quarter of the bargaining unit.

WSWS (2021-12-10). Washington, DC transit system announces it will keep defective train cars out of service for the rest of 2021. wsws.org The emergency removal of over half the transit authority's rail cars in October has exposed the dangers which the region's political establishment had been willing to expose the public to in order to keep the economy running.

teleSUR (2021-12-10). On Human Rights Day, Venezuela Ratifies Defense of Human Rights. telesurenglish.net Venezuela ratified today its commitment to the defense and guarantee of human rights, on the occasion of the celebrations for the International Human Rights Day. | Every December 10, the world celebrates Human Rights Day, a date that recalls the rights that human beings enjoy without distinction of sex, race, culture, religion, political opinion or for any other reason.

Brittani Banks (2021-12-10). Joe Biden's Voting Rights Strategy Comes Into Focus. independentmediainstitute.org On December 6, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Texas for the second time in 2021 under the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This lawsuit was for drawing congressional and state legislative districts following the 2020 census that "refused to recognize the state's growing minority electorate." In other words, districts intended to impede candidates of …

WSWS (2021-12-10). AFT President Randi Weingarten sabotages "safe schools" town hall. wsws.org Parent advocacy group PRESS NYC cancels AFT co-event about school safety following right-wing attacks on panelists, which union president Randi Weingarten sought to appease.

WSWS (2021-12-10). The Kathleen Stock affair: Identity politics versus socialist politics and democratic rights. wsws.org After dominating life on campus for years, identity politics has produced two results: the machinery for anti-democratic crackdowns which can now be taken over by the government and the right, and a growing resentment against what calls itself "progressive" politics that greases the right's wheels.

The Election Wizard (2021-12-10). Bombshell Document Dump on Pfizer Vaccine Data. globalresearch.ca What is contained in Pfizer's confidential report is detailed evidence on the impacts of the "vaccine" on mortality and morbidity. This data which emanates from the Horse's Mouth can be used to confront as well formulate legal procedures against Big Pharma, the governments, the WHO and the media.

Ediz Tiyansan (2021-12-10). The environmental impact of an oil spill. america.cgtn.com In October there was a major oil spill off the coast of Southern California.

Lucía Ortega (2021-12-10). àìmicron, inflación mundial y las sombras de una suba de las tasas de interés en EE.UU. globalizacion.ca Hay una nueva preocupación en los mercados mundiales porque se presenta una situación inusual: la posibilidad de que se desacelere el crecimiento junto a una persistente inflación mundial. Los ´mercados ª fueron los primeros en emitir una señal de alerta ante…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-10). Video: #Yes, It's a "Killer Vaccine": Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext to powerful financial interests and corrupt politicians to precipitate the entire World into a spiral of mass unemployment, bankruptcy, extreme poverty and despair.

Combined Sources (2021-12-10). Myanmar military massacre: Burmese army burns civilians alive. peoplesworld.org Burmese soldiers raided a village in the northwest part of the country, tied up 11 civilians, and burned them alive, witnesses report. Human Rights Watch said today Wednesday the massacre, which took place on Tuesday, should prompt further sanctions on Burmese military commanders. "Our contacts are saying these were just boys and young people who …

WSWS (2021-12-10). New Zealand's Daily Blog glorifies fascist killer Kyle Rittenhouse. wsws.org The publication of pseudo-left and "liberal" commentators advances the fascist lies that have been used to justify the murder of two men, and attempted murder of a third, at a protest against police violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

WSWS (2021-12-10). A balance sheet of Angela Merkel's 16 years of rule in Berlin. wsws.org The axis of German politics has shifted far to the right under the Christian Democratic chancellor.

WSWS (2021-12-10). Mobilize the working class to stop the pandemic and the Omicron surge! wsws.org As the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 spreads globally, the Biden administration in the US and capitalist governments globally are approaching the pandemic with criminal recklessness.

Global Research News (2021-12-10). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca Dr. Ariyana Love, December 5 , 2021

Eduardo Febbro (2021-12-10). El odio motoriza a la ultraderecha global. globalizacion.ca Las banderas del odio se mecen con la áspera virulencia de las palabras. El odio vende ideas y ha ido forjando la estructura de una suerte de movimiento político que llenó las democracias occidentales y sus satélites de agujeros negros…

teleSUR (2021-12-10). Uruguayans Reject Home Prison For Genocides. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, thousands of Uruguayans took to the streets to reject a bill that seeks to grant house arrest to those who violate human rights and committed crimes against humanity during the last dictatorship (1973-1985). | RELATED: | "This bill would immediately benefit some 20 state terrorists," said Nilo Patiño, a spokesperson for Mothers and Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared (MFDD), an organization that brings toget…

WSWS (2021-12-10). David Gulpilil (1953—2021): Talented dancer and actor who changed the way Australian film portrayed indigenous people. wsws.org Gulpilil was "discovered" by British film director Nicolas Roeg, who needed a young Aboriginal dancer for Walkabout, his ground-breaking 1971 dramatic feature.

Mary Triny Mena (2021-12-10). Venezuelans turn to dollars to combat hyperinflation. america.cgtn.com With Venezuela gripped by hyperinflation, the use of dollars has emerged as an alternative to overcome the lack of bolivar bills and to protect the income of citizens.

teleSUR (2021-12-10). Afghanistan: Two Blasts Rock Western Part of Kabul City. telesurenglish.net Taliban Interior Ministry spokesman Qari Sayed Khosti confirmed that two civilians were killed and three others injured as a blast targeted a mini-bus in Dasht-i-Barch district in Kabul on Friday. However, eyewitnesses believed that the number of casualties could be higher than reported. | RELATED: | The official also confirmed that another blast almost in the same area injured a woman on Friday afternoon, but he…

_____ (2021-12-10). Have Professional Athletes Become the Canary in the Covid Coalmine? strategic-culture.org The sudden spate of on-field emergencies has raised questions among several seasoned veterans of the game, Robert Bridge writes. | Amid studies showing a link between some vaccines and heart problems, professional athletes appear to be collapsing on the field of dreams like never before. Are these incidences normal occurrences, coincidences or symptomatic of mandatory vaccine programs? | As more countries make vaccinations mandatory requirements for participating in many aspects of life, including that of sporting events, stadiums around the world have become something of testing grounds for determining the effic…

The Canary (2021-12-10). Tenants face serious ill health and 'postcode lottery' over standard of their homes. thecanary.co Private sector rental tenants face a "postcode lottery" over the standard of their homes, the chair of a powerful committee which scrutinises government spending has said. | 'Society's most vulnerable suffer the most': | The comment was made by Meg Hillier, chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), as a report from the National Audit Office (NAO) said regulation in England is not effective in ensuring the sector is consistently fair for renters or that housing is safe and secure. | There are an estimated 4.4 million privately rented households in England — and the system relies heavily on ten…

WSWS (2021-12-10). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Workers' strikes spread at Tiger Brands and Clover food manufacturers, South Africa as Sibanye-Stillwater gold miners close to strike over pay and work fatalities; national strike over three days by healthcare workers in Turkey over pay; sailors begin 48-hour pay strike in Greek ports; health and social care workers strike and demonstrate throughout France against exclusion from pay review…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-10). Fake Science, Invalid Data: There is No Such Thing as a "Confirmed Covid-19 Case". There is No Pandemic. globalresearch.ca Approximately 260 million people Worldwide have been categorized as "confirmed Covid-19 cases". The alleged pandemic is said to have resulted in more than 5 million Covid-19 related deaths. Both sets of figures: morbidity and mortality are invalid.

WSWS (2021-12-10). People's Covid Inquiry in the UK merely calls on Johnson government to make amends. wsws.org Last month, the WSWS initiated a Global Workers' Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is diametrically opposed to the political orientation of the People's Covid Inquiry.

WSWS (2021-12-10). Anger erupts over COVID-19 death of Chicago Public Schools educator as cases spike. wsws.org Parents and teachers called for a return to remote instruction after Jonl Bush, a special education classroom assistant in Chicago, died on November 26, and cases throughout the district increase dramatically.

WSWS (2021-12-10). Growth of the class struggle in Australia highlights need for rank-and-file committees. wsws.org A small but significant increase in industrial action points to mounting social and political opposition in the working class.

Moderator (2021-12-10). Will Omicron Finally End the Covid-19 Pandemic? scheerpost.com [ By Stephen Londe, MD, FACC, FACS / Original to ScheerPost | In 1796 an English physician, Edward Jenner, observed that milkmaids who had gotten cowpox were immune to smallpox. He surmised, rightly, as we now know, that the disease was related. Smallpox, which has killed hundreds of millions of people dating all the way back to prehistory, is caused by the virus variola and is related to cowpox, catpox, and several other virus-caused "poxes (Orthopoxvirus family)." Our present day mandated vaccine a…

Peter Koenig (2021-12-10). Video: Digital Tyranny and the Rockefeller-Gates WHO "Vaxx-Certificate Passport": Towards a World War III Scenario. globalresearch.ca It's an electronic ID-program using the Covid-19 "vaccine as a platform for digital identity, linking everything to everything of each individual (records of health, banking, personal and private, etc.), managed by a state agency or in extremis, by the private sector.

The Canary (2021-12-10). Labour brands investigation a 'mockery' as standards adviser demands clarification from PM. thecanary.co Lord Geidt demanded clarification from No 10 after an Electoral Commission investigation into the refurbishment of Boris Johnson's flat raised concerns the prime minister may have misled the standards adviser. Downing Street did not deny suggestions Geidt had been angered by the watchdog's report raising doubts about Johnson's denial that he knew a Tory peer was behind donations for the works costing more than £112,500. | Labour has called for the ministerial standards adviser to reopen his investigation into the funding of the lavish renovations over "inconsistencies" between his report and a damning ru…

WSWS (2021-12-10). US Supreme Court clears way for execution of Oklahoma death row prisoner Bigler Stouffer. wsws.org The 79-year-old Stouffer was executed Thursday morning, making him the oldest inmate in the state's history to be put to death.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-12-10). COVID immunity study and green league ranking: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

WSWS (2021-12-10). Kellogg's workers win wide support for defying union sellout and strikebreaking threats. wsws.org Workers across the country have expressed their support for Kellogg's workers on strike against the sellout agreement brought by the company and the BCTGM union…

teleSUR (2021-12-10). Spanish Sculptor Charged For Putting Graffiti On Franco's Tomb. telesurenglish.net Spanish sculptor Eduardo Tenreiro faces up to two years in prison for having made graffiti on the tomb of the dictator Francisco Franco, which is located in the basilica of the Valley of the Fallen in Madrid. | RELATED: | In Oct. 2018, Tenreiro used red paint to drew a dove and write "For Freedom" above the headstone of the genocide who ruled Spain between 1939 and 1975. A photographer who accompanied him posted his…

WSWS (2021-12-10). Bob Dole, 1923-2021: Democrats mourn death of right-wing Republican. wsws.org An ardent reactionary, the Republican senator and presidential candidate is now treated as a political paragon.

Lucrecia Franco (2021-12-10). Undocumented Brazilians fight for recognition. america.cgtn.com More than 70 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which has been translated into more than 350 languages.

Atilio A. Boron (2021-12-10). Estados Unidos: Una cumbre mentirosa. globalizacion.ca El presidente Joe Biden (foto) pasa revista a sus aliados para un probable —tal vez muy probable- enfrentamiento militar con China y Rusia. øEl pretexto?: una "Cumbre por la Democracia" acerca de cuya legitimidad muy pocos sinceramente creen. | Los gobiernos…

Michelle Begue (2021-12-10). Human rights victims become activists. america.cgtn.com Human Rights Day is observed annually on December 10th.

teleSUR (2021-12-10). Indigenous Peoples Demand Stop To Armed Violence In Colombia. telesurenglish.net On Friday, thousands of Indigenous people came to Cali city in the Cauca Valley department to demand that President Ivan Duque do something to stop the armed violence that reigns in rural territories, where the Colombian State does not have an effective presence. | RELATED: | They left Popayan yesterday afternoon to arrive in this city on Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, when the Indigenous communities plan to carry…

Ann Brown (2021-12-10). No Jab, No Job or School: Close to 500 LA County School System Employees Fired 34,000 Students Kicked Out System. moguldom.com It promises to be a chaotic school semester in Los Angeles as the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has fired 500 unvaccinated employees. In addition to this, 34,000 students have reportedly missed the district's vaccine deadline. The unvaccinated students will either be forced to enroll in independent study or will have to leave the …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-12-10). Imperial launches global search for new Visiting Professors. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Provost is launching a global talent search for the first visiting Professors of a pioneering new programme.

Nora Fernández (2021-12-10). Cumbre de Estados Unidos: Democracia y sanciones. globalizacion.ca Estados Unidos trata de imponer al mundo su definición ventajera de democracia y usarla en su Cumbre contra quienes se nieguen a su hegemonía y dominación. Como líder autoproclamado en estos asuntos, Estados Unidos parece ciego ante su propio fracaso…

Hendrik Sybrandy (2021-12-10). Denver sees its first snowfall of the year. america.cgtn.com This fall is one for the record books in the city of Denver, Colorado.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-10). "Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map", 204 Atomic Bombs against 66 Major Cities, US Nuclear Attack against USSR Planned During World War II. globalresearch.ca According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, "the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-12-10). Omicron – latest findings and commentary from Imperial experts. imperial.ac.uk Experts from Imperial College London and worldwide are working around the clock to understand the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-12-10). Striking Quebec child care workers should oppose union efforts to sabotage their struggle. wsws.org In an effort to divide workers, the unions have accepted "differentiated" offers for day care support staff that would provide them with wage increases about half those offered to those tasked with directly providing child care.

David Swanson (2021-12-10). Future of Peace and Human Rights in West Asia. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, December 9, 2021 Submission to conference organized by FODASUN ( fodasun.com ) on the future of peace and human rights in West Asia Every government in West Asia, as in the rest of the Earth, abuses human rights. Most of the governments in West Asia and the surrounding regions …

teleSUR (2021-12-10). US Court Rejects Trump's Bid To Conceal Records From House. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled to reject former President Donald Trump's bid to block the National Archives from turning over his administration's records to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. | RELATED: | "The central question in this case is whether, despite the exceptional and imperative circumstances underlying the Committee's re…

Joyce Chediac (2021-12-10). How the struggle for abortion rights began. liberationnews.org There were speak-outs, and demonstrations for abortion rights everywhere. Defying the law, women guided their sisters to providers of safe abortions and even learned to perform abortions themselves.

Joe Glenton (2021-12-10). New defence chief lays out a dystopian vision for British military strategy. thecanary.co More deployments, a more aggressive approach, and more intense state vs state conflict. This is the dystopian vision laid out by the new head of the British military admiral Tony Radakin. He's the man who just replaced general Nick Carter as chief of the defence staff. | In

WSWS (2021-12-10). Three northeast states deploy National Guard amid nationwide pandemic surge. wsws.org The governors of New York, Maine and New Hampshire have issued orders mobilizing teams of the National Guard to assist hospitals and other health care facilities with managing the present record surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Finian Cunningham (2021-12-09). Biden's Empty Warning Over Putin's Straw Man "Invasion" dissidentvoice.org © Sputnik / Sergey Guneev As we enter the Christmas season that's just pantomime on Pennsylvania Avenue. The private video call which lasted two hours on Tuesday was eagerly anticipated around the world amid mounting tensions and fears of a military confrontation over Ukraine. The next day headlines in Western media outlets were laden with …

Eric Zuesse (2021-12-09). Biden-Putin Teleconference: Putin Rejects Biden's Demand That U.S. Take Control Over Negotiations Between Ukraine and Its Former Donbass Region. covertactionmagazine.com The two-hour December 7th Biden-Putin conversation (via video-conference) focused mainly on the conflict between Ukraine and its breakaway former Donbass …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-09). Ukraine: The Danger is NATO. libya360.wordpress.com Fabrizio Casari Putin-Biden summit focuses on Ukraine. Image: TASS The West had better abandon the war it has opened against Russia, China, India, Iran and others for absolute domination of the planet by a superpower that loses wars, markets and leadership every day. To think that the world will stand by while a decadent empire…

_____ (2021-12-09). Ukrainian Crisis: Are We on the Verge of WWIII or Pax Multipolarity? strategic-culture.org The highpoint in the Ukrainian crisis and the big visits by Nuland to Moscow and Austin to Kiev might actually be attempts by Washington to make lemons out of lemonade, Tim Kirby writes. | The Mainstream Media Eye of Sauron has turned its horrid gaze to the Ukraine. This is always cause for concern because it indicates that this is what the elites want America to be focusing on. This would not be so much of a problem if this growing game of chicken in the Donbass did not resemble a Cuban Missile Crisis for the 21st century. The Mainstream Media's headlines read of warnings to Russia not to attack, and move their…

Peter Koenig (2021-12-09). China Winter Olympics: US Boycott. dissidentvoice.org President Biden, in full mood of marking "red lines" against Russia and Ukraine in a virtual meeting with Vladimir Putin, does not forget the importance of boycotting China's Winter Olympic Games. It's a diplomatic boycott only, so says Madame Jen Psaki, White House press secretary. Nevertheless, she and Biden are wishing the US sport-participants best …

Brasil de Fato (2021-12-09). The US gathers allies against China in "Summit for Democracy" peoplesdispatch.org The United States, with an event dubbed "Summit for Democracy" to take place on December 9 and 10, claims to promote a celebration of democracy. According to the US government, the objective is to discuss with government authorities, civil society actors, and the private sector, three "key topics": countering authoritarianism, fighting against corruption, and advancing respect for human rights at home and abroad. In 2022, the goal is to hold the same meeting, but in person. | The summit has been widely criticized and is considered controversial because only the White House decides who gets in and who is kept outs…

teleSUR (2021-12-09). China, Russia: 'Summit For Democracy' Is US Propaganda As Usual. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, China and Russia denounced that President Joe Biden's "Summit for Democracy" is a propaganda event that only serves the U.S. own interests. | RELATED: | China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin slammed the virtual meeting, saying that it has nothing to do with international justice or democracy, but rather about serving the U.S. own selfish gains and maintaining its hegemony. | "This is another example…

_____ (2021-12-09). Biden's Hypocritical Democracy Summit. strategic-culture.org With his "Summit for Democracy," Joe Biden enthrones himself on the collapsed stage of American exceptionalism, writes Scott Ritter. | By Scott RITTER | Some campaign promises, it turns out, should not be kept. In

Mark Gruenberg (2021-12-09). AFT takes lead on push to increase state and local tax deduction. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—With Democratic President Joe Biden's Build Back Better Act still hung up in the Senate, the Teachers (AFT) took the lead in pushing one element: A larger itemized personal income tax deduction for state and local tax (SALT) payments. "We're fighting for it," AFT President Randi Weingarten told an outdoor press conference December 8, …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-09). Biden Deploys National Guard as Government Hawks and Corporate Media Play Up Ethiopian Atrocities in Tigray. libya360.wordpress.com Ann Garrison and Ann Fitz-Gerald A protester holds a banner denouncing USAID chief Samantha Power during a rally against TPLF rebels in Addis Ababa forces on August 08, 2021. [Source: africanews.com] Twelve days after a Bloomberg Nov. 11 Headline proclaimed that "Ethiopia's Civil War Is a Problem That U.S. Troops Can Help Solve," President Joe…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-09). Ethiopans march against TPLF and US intervention in their country. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of Tigrayans residing in Addis Ababa held a rally in support of the federal government and against the US-backed Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF). Demonstrators raised the slogan, "Tigrayans and the TPLF are not the same" and called on the Ethiopian gov't to liberate Tigray from the TPLF. Globally, resistance to US intervention is growing with expansion of #NoMore movement led by the Ethiopian diaspora.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-09). Britain's Legacy of Brutal Slavery in Barbados. libya360.wordpress.com Jacqueline Luqman An artist's depiction of Bussa's Rebellion — an enslaved African uprising against British rule in Barbados. Yes, the British Empire is indeed one colony smaller as Barbados formally declared itself independent of its colonial rulers after 400 years yesterday in a big ole fancy ceremony attended by all kinds of dignitaries. England's Prince…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-09). Secret 'CIA-Funded' Right-Wing Group Linked to UK Ministers. libya360.wordpress.com MATT KENNARD and MARK CURTIS Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng was funded by Le Cercle in 2019. (Photo: Dan Kitwood / Getty) The group, known as Le Cercle, was described by former Conservative minister Alan Clark in his diaries as "a right-wing think (or rather thought) tank, funded by the CIA, which churns Cold War concepts…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-12-09). AFGE gets legal win vs. ex-Pres. Trump's Education Department. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —Union-hating former GOP Oval Office occupant Donald Trump and his Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, may both be gone, but workers keep racking up wins against them. The latest came December 3, when David Welch, the administrative law judge for the Federal Labor Relations Authority, found DeVos's agency guilty of 14 counts of unfair labor …

People's World (2021-12-09). People's World takes home wins at 2021 Labor Media Awards. peoplesworld.org The International Labor Communications Association has announced the winners for the 2021 Labor Media Awards. People's World was honored this year with six awards. The articles below took home prizes in various categories. ILCA will present the awards at its convention on Dec. 9, 2021. Seeking justice for Breonna Taylor: Essential health worker killed …

Steven Lee (2021-12-09). "We Are Chun Tae-il!": the South Korean workers struggle continues. peoplesdispatch.org It is a cloudy afternoon on November 13. | A young man steps out into the streets of Seoul, holding a copy of the South Korean labor laws. Gasoline fire consumes his body with every step. With labor movements suffocated by the regime, this is his last declaration against inhuman exploitation. | "We are not machines," he cries through the flames. "Do not let my death be in vain!" | His name is Chun Tae-il. | Fifty-one years later, clouds once again fill the sky on November 13. | The shrill sound of whistles pierce the air. The police have already cordoned off the site of Chun's immolation to prevent the workers fr…

Mark Niu (2021-12-09). Robots could help mitigate the Great Resignation. america.cgtn.com There is a short supply of labor for certain positions in the U.S. amid COVID-19 outbreak. Some restaurants are turning to technology to do jobs they are having trouble hiring for. See how robots help mitigate the Great Resignation.

Brittani Banks (2021-12-09). Why Xiomara Castro's Win in Honduras Could Address the Country's Endemic Corruption and Violence. independentmediainstitute.org "I am overwhelmed with joy; I just cannot believe it," says Dr. Oriel María Siu speaking to me from the city of San Pedro Sula the day after Hondurans like herself voted in presidential elections. Siu was ecstatic to learn that Xiomara Castro de Zelaya had an insurmountable lead over Nasry Asfura, the candidate representing …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-12-09). On 'gassing the Arabs' and other diseases: Is Israel a 'sick society?'. peoplesworld.org For whatever reason, some mistakenly perceive the Israeli newspaper Haaretz as liberal, progressive, and even "pro-Palestinian." Of course, none of this is true. This misconstrued depiction of an essentially Zionist and anti-Palestinian newspaper tells of a much bigger story of how confusing Israeli politics is, and how equally confused many of us are in understanding …

Editor2 (2021-12-09). Who Killed Malcolm X and why? orinocotribune.com By Stephen Millies — Nov 9, 2021 | "And we will know him then for what he was and is‚Äïa prince‚Äïour own Black shining prince!‚Äïwho didn't hesitate to die, because he loved us so." That was how the legendary actor Ossie Davis ended his Over a half-century later, two of the convicted assassins of Malcolm X, Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam, were exonerated on Nov. 18. They were framed in a 1966 show trial. | Justice delayed is justice denied.

Staff (2021-12-09). Foreign Minister Plasencia: South American Unity Remains Intact (UNASUR). orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, December 8, on the 17th anniversary of the creation of the South American Community of Nations that gave rise to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Venezuela's minister for foreign affairs, Félix Plasencia, reaffirmed a commitment to uphold the spirit of regional integration. | "17 years ago the South American Community of Nations was created, which gave way to the founding of UNASUR," Plasencia wrote on Twitter. "Today, the South American spirit of integration remains intact in the hearts of our citizens and, sooner rather than later, UNASUR will resurface, thanks to the strength of th…

Anonymous Contributor (2021-12-09). Tenants Demand Tecton Corporation Make Repairs and Provide Habitable Conditions. itsgoingdown.org Report from Puget Sound Tenant Union about campaign to demand that Tecton Corporation make basic repairs in the city of Burien, Washington in the Pacific Northwest. This summer, we made contact and started organizing with tenants at two apartment buildings in Burien managed by Tecton Corporation. Tecton is a large, shady property management company that…

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-12-09). US college bars trauma services for Palestinians. electronicintifada.net George Washington University forced mental health office to revoke support during Gaza attacks after Israel lobby group complained.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-12-09). On "Gassing the Arabs" and Other Diseases: Is Israel a "Sick Society"? dissidentvoice.org For whatever reason, some mistakenly perceive the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, as liberal, progressive and even 'pro-Palestinian'. Of course, none of this is true. This misconstrued depiction of an essentially Zionist and anti-Palestinian newspaper tells of a much bigger story of how confusing Israeli politics is, and how equally confused many of us are in understanding …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-12-09). Ineffectual Boycotts: The Beijing Winter Olympics. dissidentvoice.org Making moral statements in the blood and gristle of international relations can often come across as feeble. In doing so, the maker serves the worst of all worlds: to reveal a false sense of assurance that something was done while serving no actual purpose other than to provoke. Anger, and impotence, follow. The Biden administration …

Media Lens (2021-12-09). A Christmas Tale: The Downing Street Party, Laughter And Bigger State Crimes. dissidentvoice.org Huge media coverage has been devoted to allegations, and now serious evidence, that a Christmas party was held at 10 Downing Street on 18 December 2020. London was then in a strict lockdown with social events banned, including parties. In leaked footage obtained by ITV News, senior Downing Street staff are shown four days later, …

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-12-09). Problems Require Solutions . anchor.fm In this episode I go over a bunch of stuff that I've been learning and that has been happening across the world, and try to analyze it all, put it in context, and discuss what could be done about it. Allegedly üòâ…

_____ (2021-12-09). For Want Of A Dental Plan, Erie Strayer Strike Grinds On. popularresistance.org Many people who work hard in full time jobs take a dental plan for granted. Many people who work hard in full-time jobs assume they will get more than a 25-cent-per-hour raise each year. But a group of workers at a cement plant in Erie, Pennsylvania have spent two months on strike trying to win those basic things‚Äâ—‚Äâand their fight is far from over. | About 40 workers at the Erie Strayer cement factory are members of Ironworkers Local 851. The company is family-owned, and has been unionized since the 1940s. The union contract expired on April 1. The union spent months at…

_____ (2021-12-09). Students Rally To Support Prison Moratorium. popularresistance.org Massachusetts – Smith College students marched through the streets of downtown Northampton backed by a chorus of honking cars as they chanted, "We don't want a prison nation, stop mass incarceration!" on Saturday, Dec. 4. | This march was in support of a moratorium on prison and jail construction within Massachusetts that was introduced in the Massachusetts state legislature. The bill was written by Families for Justice and Healing and the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, who, along with Massachusetts Peace Action, sponsored the walk. Smith students and volunteers from…

_____ (2021-12-09). Talking 'Peace' US Arms Saudis For Latest Attack On Yemen. popularresistance.org Hodeidah, Yemen – Inside the ruins of a modest Yemeni home where human and animal remains were strewn together, local rescuers struggled to evacuate a pregnant mother and other potential survivors from the rubble as warplanes circled above. There, they found the body of a toddler covered in ashes beside the remains of a humble dining table. The chaotic cries of rescuers covered in blood filled the scene as they examined his remains, exposing what appeared to be an umbilical cord. Near the boy, they found his young mother covered in rubble, barely groaning in a muffled voice of pain. | Just two days after World Ch…

Andy Kroll (2021-12-09). Are We Forever Captives of America's Forever Wars? tomdispatch.com As August ended, American troops completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan, almost 20 years after they first arrived. On the formal date of withdrawal, however, President Biden insisted that "over-the-horizon capabilities" (airpower and Special Operations forces, for example) would remain available for use anytime. "[W]e can strike terrorists and targets without American boots on the ground, very few if needed," he explained, dispensing immediately with any notion of a true peace. But beyond expectations of continued violence in Afghanistan, there was an even greater obstacle to officially ending the war there:…

Ann Brown (2021-12-09). After Donating Over $500K to Joe Biden's Victory Fund, Meg Whitman is Nominated For Ambassador to Kenya. moguldom.com President Joe Biden has selected one of the big-money political donors to his presidential campaign to be his ambassador to Kenya. Biden chose former Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman to fill…

Ann Brown (2021-12-09). Computer Scientist Craig Wright Claiming to Be Creator of Bitcoin Wins Court Battle Over $50 Billion of Bitcoin. moguldom.com An Australian computer scientist claiming to be bitcoin's creator has won a dispute over $50 billion in bitcoin. On Dec. 6, Craig Wright was victorious in a civil trial. In the Florida lawsuit, Wright was accused of interfering with the now-deceased David Kleiman's bitcoin assets and intellectual property, Bitcoin.com reported. The family of Kleiman, Wright's former business partner, alleged it was …

Ann Brown (2021-12-09). Hedge Fund Legend Ray Dalio: There is a 30% Chance America Is Headed For A Civil War-Like Event. moguldom.com "Emotional" political polarization and finical inequality could lead to a Civil War-like event in the U.S. in the next 10 years, according to famed hedge fund founder Ray Dalio. He predicts a 30 percent chance of this happening. He made his bold claims in his new book, "Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-12-09). After America Pissed Away Over $2 Trillion In Afghanistan, Biden, Pelosi And Democrats Approve $768 Billion Military Budget. moguldom.com The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $768 billion military budget on Tuesday, Dec. 7, with overwhelming bipartisan support. Officially named the National Defense Authorization Act, the compromise bill passed 363-70, with 169 Democrats joining 194 Republicans in approving the 2,000 page legislation. The bill — which increases military spending at a historic rate — …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-12-09). Are the Candidacies of Jorge Arreaza and Claudio Fermín Legal? orinocotribune.com As the January 9 elections in the state of Barinas approach, the temperature of the political debate in Venezuela is heating up between the four opposition candidates and the candidate for the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)/Great Patriotic Pole (GPP), Jorge Arreaza. | Within both the right-wing groups and the Chavistas, a debate was opened regarding the various options that are on the table. This political landscape was formed after the inconclusive elections of November 21 in Barinas, and the National Electoral Council's (CNE) announcement of a re-election process. | The present candidates now includ…

Julie Varughese (2021-12-09). What the Corporate Media Didn't Report on Nicaragua. towardfreedom.org Watch TF Editor Julie Varughese reporting back on her time covering Nicaragua's critical presidential election.

Kevin Mwanza (2021-12-09). New BIS Research Paper: DeFi Is 'Decentralization Illusion', Favors Concentration of Power. moguldom.com Decentralized finance (DeFi) could be an illusion with a centralized problem that could make it susceptible to regulation, according to a quarterly review by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). DeFi is an umbrella term for a financial system that functions without third-party intermediaries like banks — one that is geared toward disrupting the traditional finance …

splcenter (2021-12-09). Emmett Till Investigation: Closure of probe into lynching of 14-year-old Black boy demonstrates lack of justice. splcenter.org

Staff (2021-12-09). Bolton Admits that 'Unity' of Venezuela's Opposition Depends on US Position. orinocotribune.com Former White House national security adviser and one of the main promoters of the maximum pressure policy against Venezuela, John Bolton, assured that the absence of "a solid position" from the United States puts the "unity of the opposition" at risk, in terms of the so-called "interim government," "Without stronger American support, how long could the opposition hold together?" asked Bolton, as quo…

_____ (2021-12-09). The French Retaliate against the US in the Middle East. journal-neo.org Even though the recent meeting between the US and French presidents on the side-lines of G-20 meeting was said to have 'restored' the French-US ties after the AUKUS shock, some recent developments have clearly established that the cleavages caused by the AUKUS are too deep for a single meeting to bridge. In fact, the outcome …

WSWS (2021-12-09). New York Times sponsors a debate on the racial authenticity of West Side Story. wsws.org Racialists and nationalists oppose the progressive views defended by this classic musical.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-09). People(s)-Centered Human Rights & Malcolm X. libya360.wordpress.com Ajamu Baraka There was something quite different with Malcolm's approach to human rights that distinguished him from mainstream civil rights activists. By grounding himself in the radical human rights approach, Malcolm articulated a position on human rights struggle that did not contain itself to just advocacy. He understood that appealing to the same powers that…

Aaron Craine (2021-12-09). Solidarity shown to West Papua struggle for self-determination. greenleft.org.au The 60th anniversary of the raising of the Morning Star flag was marked by activists in solidarity with West Papua at the State Library. Aaron Craine reports.

hrupdateadmin (2021-12-09). Join 1 Crown Office Row for an evening discussing Pupillage Application Tips and Life at the Bar. ukhumanrightsblog.com For all the aspiring barristers interested in Clinical Negligence, Public Law, Professional Discipline, Inquests, Public Inquiries, Environment, Tax and more, 1 Crown Office Row are holding an online talk with their barristers. They will give tips for pupillage applications, life as both a pupil and junior tenant as well as talk more about practice areas …

teleSUR (2021-12-09). EU Seeks To Offer Legal Protection to Digital Platform Workers. telesurenglish.net The European Union presented a program proposal to clarify the legal status of digital workers, which represent a significant portion of the population. | RELATED: | The Commission says it aims to establish a solid status for that percentage of the population who work as delivery drivers, chauffeurs and couriers, which European companies consider to be self-employed in the provision of services. | The Commission will use…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-12-09). Backing horses: Australia's Solomon Islands intervention. greenleft.org.au The history of "humanitarian" or policing missions is one of taking sides, argues Binoy Kampmark.

_____ (2021-12-09). USA-South Korean Military Cooperation and the Sino-US Standoff. journal-neo.org As the year 2021 comes to a close, the global Sino-American conflict continues, which could radically change our attitude as to how we see the world today. Media reports on the current events do not often mention one of its important world players, the Republic of Korea (or South Korea). After all, most people associate …

_____ (2021-12-09). Reshaping of the Middle East is Underway, but It's Not in Favor of the United States. journal-neo.org Hardly anyone would argue that the United States has been the main perpetrator and instigator of armed conflicts in some Middle Eastern states (Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen) for a long time. Undercover of Washington's unshakable support for traditional allies, many of them began to go beyond the framework of international law with impunity, becoming …

teleSUR (2021-12-09). New Omicron Cases in UK Nearly Double in One Day. telesurenglish.net A further 249 cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have been reported in Britain, taking the total to 817, British health authorities said Thursday. | RELATED: | The latest daily figure came after 131 new cases of the Omicron variant were confirmed on Wednesday. | At a Downing Street press conference on Wednesday evening, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the variant's doubling rate could be between two to three days, highlighting just h…

teleSUR (2021-12-09). People's Congress for World Peace Kicks Off in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The World People's Congress for Peace began Thursday in Venezuela with the participation of Foreign Minister Felix Plasencia, who highlighted the struggle to guarantee political, economic and social rights to counteract the current multidimensional crisis. | "We are meeting to discuss the need to deepen the guarantee of political, economic and social rights of humanity for the welfare of the peoples," he said. | RELATED: |

_____ (2021-12-09). EU has Launched its Own Quasi-BRI, Where Should Russia Stand? journal-neo.org This year on 1 December the European Commission — that is, the de facto government of the EU — launched a project which, if successful, may raise the Union to an entirely new level of significance in the international arena, making it one of the leading players in the modern "Great Game" of world politics. …

teleSUR (2021-12-09). What Has China Done Right To Pursue Democracy, Freedom and Human Rights. telesurenglish.net