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Defense for Children International, Palestine (2020-12-04). Isolated and Alone. Palestinian Children Held in Solitary Confinement by Israeli Authorities for Interrogation. globalresearch.ca Overview | Between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2019, Defense for Children International — Palestine (DCIP) documented 108 cases in which Palestinian children arrested by the Israeli military were held in isolation for two or more days during the interrogation …

Pablo Vivanco (2020-12-04). US-Backed Opposition in Venezuela Is in Freefall, Have Only Themselves to Blame. globalresearch.ca Most people around the globe would agree that 2020 has been a year to forget. This is certainly, if not especially, true for Venezuela's opposition, and the upcoming parliamentary vote will only add to their misfortunes. | A revolt from within …

Judicial Watch (2020-12-04). New Judicial Watch Study Finds 353 U.S. Counties in 29 States with Voter Registration Rates Exceeding 100%. globalresearch.ca Judicial Watch announced today that a

Vijay Prashad (2020-12-04). We are grass. We grow on everything. mronline.org Farmers and agricultural workers from northern India marched along various national highways toward India's capital of New Delhi as part of the general strike on 26 November.

Vijay Prashad (2020-12-04). We are grass. We grow on everything. mronline.org Farmers and agricultural workers from northern India marched along various national highways toward India's capital of New Delhi as part of the general strike on 26 November.

Michael Roberts (2020-12-04). COVID vaccines: calling the shots. mronline.org Before the COVID-19 pandemic engulfed the world, the big pharmaceutical companies did little investment in vaccines for global diseases and viruses.

Michael Roberts (2020-12-04). COVID vaccines: calling the shots. mronline.org Before the COVID-19 pandemic engulfed the world, the big pharmaceutical companies did little investment in vaccines for global diseases and viruses.

Stephen Lendman (2020-12-04). US War Department Vaccination Cards. globalresearch.ca All vaccines are hazardous to human health. | It's why they should be avoided, safe alternatives chosen for protection. | Rushed development, inadequately tested, covid vaccines will be especially dangerous. | In what ways and to what extent will only be known in …

Ron Jacobs (2020-12-04). Biographies of a Revolutionary Moment. counterpunch.org Events in the United States over the past four years have brought leftist politics back into the popular conversation. When I say Left, I am not talking about Joe Biden and the centrist Democrats because, after all, no matter how much the extreme right wants US residents to think those Democrats are socialist or communist,

Ron Jacobs (2020-12-04). Biographies of a Revolutionary Moment. counterpunch.org Events in the United States over the past four years have brought leftist politics back into the popular conversation. When I say Left, I am not talking about Joe Biden and the centrist Democrats because, after all, no matter how much the extreme right wants US residents to think those Democrats are socialist or communist,

Ajamu Baraka (2020-12-04). Will This Be the Radicalization of Black Lives Matter? counterpunch.org On Monday a group of local Black Lives Matter chapters issued a statement to the public calling for more transparency and accountability from the Black Lives Matter Global Network (BLMGN), the umbrella structure for the Black lives matter structures. In what appears to be an ongoing internal discussion, the chapters claimed that BLMGN not only

Ajamu Baraka (2020-12-04). Will This Be the Radicalization of Black Lives Matter? counterpunch.org On Monday a group of local Black Lives Matter chapters issued a statement to the public calling for more transparency and accountability from the Black Lives Matter Global Network (BLMGN), the umbrella structure for the Black lives matter structures. In what appears to be an ongoing internal discussion, the chapters claimed that BLMGN not only

Princess Harmony (2020-12-04). WW Commentary/Harm reduction, not jails! workers.org In addressing addiction, harm reduction comes in many forms. Some include drug decriminalization, safe injection sites, spreading of Narcan and other forms of naloxone, distribution of medicines for medication assisted treatment along with pure drugs, fentanyl test kits, distribution of clean needles, and the diversion of methadone and buprenorphine. We . . . |

Global Research News (2020-12-04). Selected Articles: Artificial Intelligence and the Trajectory of Human Civilization. globalresearch.ca By The ruling backed the University of Sydney's February 2019 dismissal of Dr. Tim Anderson, an economics department senior lecturer, prim…

MEE and agencies (2020-12-04). French police launch crackdown on mosques suspected of 'Islamic separatism'. middleeasteye.net French police launch crackdown on mosques suspected of 'Islamic separatism' | Around 2,600 Muslim places of worship to be inspected in cities across France, according to interior minister Gerald Darmanin | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 12: 01 | Muslim protestors in India and across the world condemned Macron's defence of caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad (AFP) | Scores of mosques in France were raided…

MEE and agencies (2020-12-04). French police launch crackdown on mosques suspected of 'Islamic separatism'. middleeasteye.net French police launch crackdown on mosques suspected of 'Islamic separatism' | Around 2,600 Muslim places of worship to be inspected in cities across France, according to interior minister Gerald Darmanin | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 12: 01 | Muslim protestors in India and across the world condemned Macron's defence of caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad (AFP) | Scores of mosques in France were raided…

Ragip Soylu (2020-12-04). Erdogan says France needs to get rid of Macron. middleeasteye.net Erdogan says France needs to get rid of Macron | Turkish President slams French counterpart over his intervention in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 13: 46 | French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey at a Nato summit in Watford, near London, December 2019. (AFP) | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued his personal attacks against his Fren…

MEE and agencies (2020-12-04). Turkey: US sanctions over S-400s to be mandatory in new defence bill. middleeasteye.net Turkey: US sanctions over S-400s to be mandatory in new defence bill | The $740bn annual US defence spending legislation will oblige the White House to select from a list of sanctions | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 09: 37 | Russia delivered the S-400 ground-to-air systems last year and Turkey has tested them as recently as October (Reuters) | Turkey's lira slipped on Friday after US lawmakers include…

Meron Rapoport (2020-12-04). As Israel heads to elections, nothing is different but everything has changed. middleeasteye.net As Israel heads to elections, nothing is different but everything has changed | Netanyahu is looking strong as his latest government collapses around him. But fundamental shifts in society mean voters are more polarised than ever | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 09: 01 | Israelis from the Centres For Social Justice wearing masks of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gant…

Ragip Soylu (2020-12-04). Erdogan says France needs to get rid of Macron. middleeasteye.net Erdogan says France needs to get rid of Macron | Turkish President slams French counterpart over his intervention in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 13: 46 | French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey at a Nato summit in Watford, near London, December 2019. (AFP) | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued his personal attacks against his Fren…

Meron Rapoport (2020-12-04). As Israel heads to elections, nothing is different but everything has changed. middleeasteye.net As Israel heads to elections, nothing is different but everything has changed | Netanyahu is looking strong as his latest government collapses around him. But fundamental shifts in society mean voters are more polarised than ever | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 09: 01 | Israelis from the Centres For Social Justice wearing masks of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gant…

Pip Hinman (2020-12-04). War crimes in Afghanistan: Don't fall for diversions. greenleft.org.au PM Scott Morrison is using a nationalism-charged diversion to take the focus off the Brereton report's findings into Australian special forces war crimes in Afghanistan, argues Pip Hinman.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-12-04). Roaming Charges: Let's Get Small. counterpunch.org One of the most useful things about Obama's memoir is that he reminds who some of the people now being recycled into the Biden administration really are. John Kerry, for example, who Obama describes as working assiduously to convince greens to "offer up concessions on subsidies for nuclear power and the opening of addition US coastlines to offshore oil drilled." Obama writes this with gratitude and admiration, naturally, and was probably all the recommendation Biden need to tap Kerry as his "climate czar."

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-12-04). Roaming Charges: Let's Get Small. counterpunch.org One of the most useful things about Obama's memoir is that he reminds who some of the people now being recycled into the Biden administration really are. John Kerry, for example, who Obama describes as working assiduously to convince greens to "offer up concessions on subsidies for nuclear power and the opening of addition US coastlines to offshore oil drilled." Obama writes this with gratitude and admiration, naturally, and was probably all the recommendation Biden need to tap Kerry as his "climate czar."

Bay Action2 Free Assange (2020-12-04). Thursday 12/10: Nancy Pelosi Support US HR 1175/1162: Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden. indybay.org Nancy Pelosi's house – contact organizer for details or please show up if you know location…

Bay Action 2 Free Assange (2020-12-04). Friday 12/11: Zoe Lofgren Support US HR 1175/1162: Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden. indybay.org Zoe Lofgren's Congressional Office | 635 North First Street | San Jose, CA 95112…

A Guest Author (2020-12-04). Bolivarian soccer genius—Argentinian Diego Maradona °Presente! workers.org By Danny Shaw and William Camacaro The slightly edited article first appeared on popularresistance.org/ on Nov. 27. The fighting peoples of the world lost a humble legend on Nov. 25. Diego Armando Maradona was 60 years old. Arguably the greatest soccer player to ever grace the pitches, the spirited striker . . . |

A Guest Author (2020-12-04). Bolivarian soccer genius—Argentinian Diego Maradona °Presente! workers.org By Danny Shaw and William Camacaro The slightly edited article first appeared on popularresistance.org/ on Nov. 27. The fighting peoples of the world lost a humble legend on Nov. 25. Diego Armando Maradona was 60 years old. Arguably the greatest soccer player to ever grace the pitches, the spirited striker . . . |

Andrea Germanos (2020-12-04). "You Alone Can Save His Life": Snowden Urges Trump to Pardon Assange. theantimedia.com He's right, you know..

Aakanksha (2020-12-04). "Everyone Knows What Happens Here to Girls": the Plight the Children of Mumbai's Sex Workers During the COVID Lockdown. counterpunch.org This is hell This is a swirling vortex This is an ugly agony This is pain wearing a dancer's anklets… — From Namdeo Dhasal's poem 'Kamathipura' The always bustling road had gone quiet for the first time in many years. But the women living there could not stay away from work for too long. Rents

The Canary (2020-12-04). Third of families on benefits will rely on charity food this Christmas — survey. thecanary.co More than a third of families on benefits will rely on food provided by charities this Christmas, research suggests.Cut back Christmas: A survey for Save the Children found that 37% of families receiving Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit will rely on food parcels or meals handed out by charities. Almost two-thirds (65%) say they will have to cut back on essentials like food and heating to cover the cost of Christmas.Half of the 1,000 families surveyed said they are worried about being able to afford presents for their children this year.This has left them feeling ashamed, depressed and like "failures a…

Joseph Natoli (2020-12-04). Trying to Repair a Room in a House Still Burning. counterpunch.org 74 million Americans voted for Donald J. Trump in the 2020 election with a turnout of close to 67% of all eligible voters, the largest in over a century. Although Biden attracted some 80 million votes it seems clear that the driving passion to come out and vote had Trump at the center. Passionate Trump

Devin C (2020-12-04). Free Alabama Movement calls 'economic blackout' on prison system. workers.org Occupied Muscogee Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee, Shawnee, Yuchi lands The Free Alabama Movement, led primarily by Black men who are incarcerated in the state of Alabama, has declared a 30-day economic blackout — a boycott of for-profit prison services and a work strike — to protest inhumane conditions at prisons across . . . |

The Canary (2020-12-04). Third of families on benefits will rely on charity food this Christmas — survey. thecanary.co More than a third of families on benefits will rely on food provided by charities this Christmas, research suggests.Cut back Christmas: A survey for Save the Children found that 37% of families receiving Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit will rely on food parcels or meals handed out by charities. Almost two-thirds (65%) say they will have to cut back on essentials like food and heating to cover the cost of Christmas.Half of the 1,000 families surveyed said they are worried about being able to afford presents for their children this year.This has left them feeling ashamed, depressed and like "failures a…

MEE staff (2020-12-04). UK's Times newspaper pays £30,000 in damages to Cage over false story. middleeasteye.net UK's Times newspaper pays £30,000 in damages to Cage over false story | Advocacy organisation also receives apology following publication of article that claimed it supported Reading knife attacks suspect
| Fri, 12/04/2020 – 11: 53 | 'This will not be the last time The Times uses its pages to generate more hostility towards Muslim activists,' said Begg (Screengrab) | The Times newspaper has agreed to…

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2020-12-04). Mumia Abu-Jamal on: Lessons from the first abolition movement. workers.org This article is part of Abolition for the People, a series brought to you by a partnership between Kaepernick Publishing and LEVEL, a medium publication for and about the lives of Black and Brown men. In 1981, Black Panther Party member Mumia Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death by a "hanging . . . |

Princess Harmony (2020-12-04). WW Commentary/Harm reduction, not jails! workers.org In addressing addiction, harm reduction comes in many forms. Some include drug decriminalization, safe injection sites, spreading of Narcan and other forms of naloxone, distribution of medicines for medication assisted treatment along with pure drugs, fentanyl test kits, distribution of clean needles, and the diversion of methadone and buprenorphine. We . . . |

Daniel Giovanaz (2020-12-04). How 800 Families Descended From Slaves Could Be Pushed Out by a Bolsonaro-U.S. Base Deal in Brazil. counterpunch.org Antonio Marcos Diniz was only 13 years old when his family was forced to leave their home near Brazil's Atlantic coast in 1983. Along with 311 other families, they had to move 60 kilometers west to Agrovila Peru so that the government could build the Alcântara Launch Center (CLA), in Maranhà£o, in northeastern Brazil. Today, at the

Tony Pecinovsky (2020-12-04). REVIEW: 'Ballad of an American'—Civil rights giant Paul Robeson's illustrated bio. peoplesworld.org This has been a tumultuous year. Millions marched in the streets against police brutality and violence after the killing of George Floyd. They were tear-gassed, shot with rubber bullets and percussion grenades, and run over, among any number of other civil liberties abuses. Their demand was "Black Lives Matter!" Their persistence has scored some gains. …

Simon Hooper (2020-12-04). New head of UK equality watchdog opposed efforts to define Islamophobia. middleeasteye.net New head of UK equality watchdog opposed efforts to define Islamophobia | Baroness Falkner, named this week as chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, has hosted parliamentary events for the neoconservative Henry Jackson Society | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 14: 40 | Kishwer Falkner has said that Islamophobia should not be treated as a separate form of racism (Creative Commons) | The new chair of the…

Joseph Natoli (2020-12-04). Trying to Repair a Room in a House Still Burning. counterpunch.org 74 million Americans voted for Donald J. Trump in the 2020 election with a turnout of close to 67% of all eligible voters, the largest in over a century. Although Biden attracted some 80 million votes it seems clear that the driving passion to come out and vote had Trump at the center. Passionate Trump

Tony Pecinovsky (2020-12-04). REVIEW: 'Ballad of an American'—Civil rights giant Paul Robeson's illustrated bio. peoplesworld.org This has been a tumultuous year. Millions marched in the streets against police brutality and violence after the killing of George Floyd. They were tear-gassed, shot with rubber bullets and percussion grenades, and run over, among any number of other civil liberties abuses. Their demand was "Black Lives Matter!" Their persistence has scored some gains. …

MEE and agencies (2020-12-04). Turkey: US sanctions over S-400s to be mandatory in new defence bill. middleeasteye.net Turkey: US sanctions over S-400s to be mandatory in new defence bill | The $740bn annual US defence spending legislation will oblige the White House to select from a list of sanctions | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 09: 37 | Russia delivered the S-400 ground-to-air systems last year and Turkey has tested them as recently as October (Reuters) | Turkey's lira slipped on Friday after US lawmakers include…

Eds. (2020-12-04). Engels against reformism in Germany and France. mronline.org Friedrich Engels was born 200 years ago today. Modern reformists like to cite Engels as an authority. But until his very last day, Engels fought against reformist ideas and for revolutionary principles.

Simon Hooper (2020-12-04). New head of UK equality watchdog opposed efforts to define Islamophobia. middleeasteye.net New head of UK equality watchdog opposed efforts to define Islamophobia | Baroness Falkner, named this week as chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, has hosted parliamentary events for the neoconservative Henry Jackson Society | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 14: 40 | Kishwer Falkner has said that Islamophobia should not be treated as a separate form of racism (Creative Commons) | The new chair of the…

Shimbun Akahata (2020-12-04). U.S. military bases importing COVID-19 into Japan, details kept secret. peoplesworld.org OKINAWA, Japan—The Okinawa prefectural government on Nov. 30 announced that 72 coronavirus infection cases were newly confirmed among the U.S. forces stationed in the there. This is the largest number of cases in a single day, making the total number of cases among the U.S. military in Japan increase to 564. The 72 U.S. military …

Jeffrey Sommers (2020-12-04). Against the Center: the Past and Future of Donald Trump. counterpunch.org The 2020 United States presidential election is both over, and yet isn't. Donald Trump lost. Yet, on two scores the election is not done. One is that there are the tailwinds that propelled Trump forward. They continue blowing with no headwinds forecasted. The second is that Trump will not concede defeat. Though he will eventually

Mirinda Crissman (2020-12-04). Remembering Leslie Feinberg — trans warrior, communist revolutionary. workers.org Six years since hir passing on Nov. 15, 2014, Leslie Feinberg's presence is still unshakable. Leslie Feinberg with Workers World Party founding members Dorothy Ballan and Sam Marcy in 1991. The struggle against oppressions that stem from capitalism rages on. That struggle for liberation has literally been pushed forward by . . . |

Devin C (2020-12-04). Free Alabama Movement calls 'economic blackout' on prison system. workers.org Occupied Muscogee Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee, Shawnee, Yuchi lands The Free Alabama Movement, led primarily by Black men who are incarcerated in the state of Alabama, has declared a 30-day economic blackout — a boycott of for-profit prison services and a work strike — to protest inhumane conditions at prisons across . . . |

Mirinda Crissman (2020-12-04). Remembering Leslie Feinberg — trans warrior, communist revolutionary. workers.org Six years since hir passing on Nov. 15, 2014, Leslie Feinberg's presence is still unshakable. Leslie Feinberg with Workers World Party founding members Dorothy Ballan and Sam Marcy in 1991. The struggle against oppressions that stem from capitalism rages on. That struggle for liberation has literally been pushed forward by . . . |

Global Research News (2020-12-04). Selected Articles: Artificial Intelligence and the Trajectory of Human Civilization. globalresearch.ca By The ruling backed the University of Sydney's February 2019 dismissal of Dr. Tim Anderson, an economics department senior lecturer, prim…

MEE and agencies (2020-12-04). Qatar blockade: Kuwait says progress made towards deal to end isolation. middleeasteye.net Qatar blockade: Kuwait says progress made towards deal to end isolation | Kuwait's foreign minister says discussions between opposing countries had been 'fruitful' but gives few further details | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 09: 27 | Senior Advisor to US President Jared Kushner meets with Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the capital Doha (AFP) |

The Canary (2020-12-04). Priti Patel is furious that campaigners are daring to challenge deportation flights. thecanary.co Home secretary Priti Patel has called comments from campaigners who linked the deportation of Black people to Jamaica "deeply offensive" because they linked it to the Windrush scandal. Said scandal involved the deportation of Black people to Jamaica.The government has defended the action as it claims those deported are criminals with no right to be in the UK. Campaigners argue there should be no deportations until "justice has been delivered for all Commonwealth Windrush victims".Thirteen prisoners were deported to Jamaica in a flight on 2 December, but lawyers successfully moved to have another 23 removed from t…

Ishmael Reed (2020-12-04). The Death and Resurrection of a "Cult" Poet. counterpunch.org A few years ago, the most powerful Black editor in New York asked me to submit outlines for two books he wanted to publish. I went one better. I submitted two manuscripts. He told me that the salespeople rejected them because "they'd only win prizes and critical acclaim." Judging by trends in Black literature, the

MEE and agencies (2020-12-04). Qatar blockade: Kuwait says progress made towards deal to end isolation. middleeasteye.net Qatar blockade: Kuwait says progress made towards deal to end isolation | Kuwait's foreign minister says discussions between opposing countries had been 'fruitful' but gives few further details | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 09: 27 | Senior Advisor to US President Jared Kushner meets with Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the capital Doha (AFP) |

Tony McKenna (2020-12-04). Death of a Liberal and Black Lives Matter. counterpunch.org The criminalization of black people had been shaped as a clear strategy on the part of the state to target and cripple expressions of popular power, to coerce labour along explicitly racial and class lines, while facilitating the enrichment of an elite which — ever more parasitical — grew bloated and septic having gorged itself on such unremitting suffering. It is in this context that the horror of what had happened to George Floyd forms a link in a chain of systematic oppression and mass murder.

Direnc Balik (2020-12-04). UK Labour Party suspends senior member of left-wing Jewish group. middleeasteye.net UK Labour Party suspends senior member of left-wing Jewish group | Action comes after Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi said she was 'uncomfortable' at other party members being suspended over accusations of antisemitism | Direnc Balik | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 11: 03 | A still of Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi speaking to the LBC radio station (screengrab) | The UK Labour Party has suspended a senior member of the Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL) group after a meeting in which she said she was "uncomfortable" with seeing fellow members suspended over accusations of antisemitism. | Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi made the comments at a meeting of th…

Jeffrey Sommers (2020-12-04). Against the Center: the Past and Future of Donald Trump. counterpunch.org The 2020 United States presidential election is both over, and yet isn't. Donald Trump lost. Yet, on two scores the election is not done. One is that there are the tailwinds that propelled Trump forward. They continue blowing with no headwinds forecasted. The second is that Trump will not concede defeat. Though he will eventually

Eds. (2020-12-04). Engels against reformism in Germany and France. mronline.org Friedrich Engels was born 200 years ago today. Modern reformists like to cite Engels as an authority. But until his very last day, Engels fought against reformist ideas and for revolutionary principles.

The Canary (2020-12-04). Priti Patel is furious that campaigners are daring to challenge deportation flights. thecanary.co Home secretary Priti Patel has called comments from campaigners who linked the deportation of Black people to Jamaica "deeply offensive" because they linked it to the Windrush scandal. Said scandal involved the deportation of Black people to Jamaica.The government has defended the action as it claims those deported are criminals with no right to be in the UK. Campaigners argue there should be no deportations until "justice has been delivered for all Commonwealth Windrush victims".Thirteen prisoners were deported to Jamaica in a flight on 2 December, but lawyers successfully moved to have another 23 removed from t…

MEE staff (2020-12-04). UK's Times newspaper pays £30,000 in damages to Cage over false story. middleeasteye.net UK's Times newspaper pays £30,000 in damages to Cage over false story | Advocacy organisation also receives apology following publication of article that claimed it supported Reading knife attacks suspect
| Fri, 12/04/2020 – 11: 53 | 'This will not be the last time The Times uses its pages to generate more hostility towards Muslim activists,' said Begg (Screengrab) | The Times newspaper has agreed to…

Ishmael Reed (2020-12-04). The Death and Resurrection of a "Cult" Poet. counterpunch.org A few years ago, the most powerful Black editor in New York asked me to submit outlines for two books he wanted to publish. I went one better. I submitted two manuscripts. He told me that the salespeople rejected them because "they'd only win prizes and critical acclaim." Judging by trends in Black literature, the

Aakanksha (2020-12-04). "Everyone Knows What Happens Here to Girls": the Plight the Children of Mumbai's Sex Workers During the COVID Lockdown. counterpunch.org This is hell This is a swirling vortex This is an ugly agony This is pain wearing a dancer's anklets… — From Namdeo Dhasal's poem 'Kamathipura' The always bustling road had gone quiet for the first time in many years. But the women living there could not stay away from work for too long. Rents

Direnc Balik (2020-12-04). UK Labour Party suspends senior member of left-wing Jewish group. middleeasteye.net UK Labour Party suspends senior member of left-wing Jewish group | Action comes after Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi said she was 'uncomfortable' at other party members being suspended over accusations of antisemitism | Direnc Balik | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 11: 03 | A still of Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi speaking to the LBC radio station (screengrab) | The UK Labour Party has suspended a senior member of the Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL) group after a meeting in which she said she was "uncomfortable" with seeing fellow members suspended over accusations of antisemitism. | Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi made the comments at a meeting of th…

Devin C (2020-12-04). Attacks on LGBTQ2S+ youth continue in Florida. workers.org Occupied Seminole/Calusa/Taino land — South Florida On Nov. 20 the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in favor of reactionary conversion therapists, striking down previous bans on conversion therapy in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, Fla. Conversion therapy, aimed primarily at LGBTQ2S+ youth, is a term that . . . |

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2020-12-04). Mumia Abu-Jamal on: Lessons from the first abolition movement. workers.org This article is part of Abolition for the People, a series brought to you by a partnership between Kaepernick Publishing and LEVEL, a medium publication for and about the lives of Black and Brown men. In 1981, Black Panther Party member Mumia Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death by a "hanging . . . |

Shimbun Akahata (2020-12-04). U.S. military bases importing COVID-19 into Japan, details kept secret. peoplesworld.org OKINAWA, Japan—The Okinawa prefectural government on Nov. 30 announced that 72 coronavirus infection cases were newly confirmed among the U.S. forces stationed in the there. This is the largest number of cases in a single day, making the total number of cases among the U.S. military in Japan increase to 564. The 72 U.S. military …

Daniel Giovanaz (2020-12-04). How 800 Families Descended From Slaves Could Be Pushed Out by a Bolsonaro-U.S. Base Deal in Brazil. counterpunch.org Antonio Marcos Diniz was only 13 years old when his family was forced to leave their home near Brazil's Atlantic coast in 1983. Along with 311 other families, they had to move 60 kilometers west to Agrovila Peru so that the government could build the Alcântara Launch Center (CLA), in Maranhà£o, in northeastern Brazil. Today, at the

Tony McKenna (2020-12-04). Death of a Liberal and Black Lives Matter. counterpunch.org The criminalization of black people had been shaped as a clear strategy on the part of the state to target and cripple expressions of popular power, to coerce labour along explicitly racial and class lines, while facilitating the enrichment of an elite which — ever more parasitical — grew bloated and septic having gorged itself on such unremitting suffering. It is in this context that the horror of what had happened to George Floyd forms a link in a chain of systematic oppression and mass murder.

Devin C (2020-12-04). Attacks on LGBTQ2S+ youth continue in Florida. workers.org Occupied Seminole/Calusa/Taino land — South Florida On Nov. 20 the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in favor of reactionary conversion therapists, striking down previous bans on conversion therapy in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, Fla. Conversion therapy, aimed primarily at LGBTQ2S+ youth, is a term that . . . |

South Front (2020-12-04). Video: Second Karabakh War Reshapes Strategic Transport Corridors in South Caucasus. globalresearch.ca The Second Nagorno-Karabakh War not only led to a shift of the military political balance of power in the South Caucasus, but the agreements reached to put an end to it would potentially greatly reshape transport links, and thus freight …

Natasha Lennard (2020-12-04). Amazon Workers Are Organizing a Global Struggle. zcomm.org Amazon is seeing record profits — but little trickles down to the ground-level workers who keep the online giant running.

Peter Koenig (2020-12-04). Alert COVID-19: RNA-Type Vaccines Which Modify the Human Genome. Crackdown on Free Speech. globalresearch.ca This first video interview may be one of the most important ones you listen to before the onslaught of the Covid-19 vaccine — distinction: Western style Covid-19 vaccine. | The Russian Sputnik V is not part of the same design. | The …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-12-04). Jab Me if You Can: How Political Endorsements Defeat Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca Will they ever learn? When former US Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton announced that they would publicly take a vaccine against COVID-19, National Public Radio

Harry Blain (2020-12-04). America's Lame Duck Period is Palestine's Nightmare. counterpunch.org The political scientist William Adler recently argued that the main risk of our current lame duck period is inaction, rather than action. So far as the United States is concerned, it's hard to argue otherwise. Sure, President Trump will pardon his buddies, maintain the relentless grift of frivolous lawsuits, and do his best to undermine

Michael Sandel (2020-12-04). "We have delegated our moral judgment to the markets" indybay.org "Yes, we can" was a call to solidarity and common goals. The legend that everyone in America can rise as high as their talents can carry them goes back to Ronald Reagan. Access to education should not be a substitute for policies that directly address the roots of inequality and the dignity of work.

Labor Video Project (2020-12-04). Namibian Rà∂ssing Mine Workers Face Covid-19 & Attacks From State Owned China State Owners. indybay.org Namibian Rà∂ssing mine workers face the Covid-19 pandemic & attacks from state owned China National Uranium Corporation Limited. They have tried to intimidate and bribe union leaders and also have fired the Namibian Miner's Union Rà∂ssing Union branch.

_____ (2020-12-04). United Nations Removes Marijuana From List Of Most Dangerous Drugs. popularresistance.org A United Nations panel has voted to remove medical cannabis from a list of dangerous drugs. | In the Wednesday vote, the Commission for Narcotic Drugs voted on several World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations related to cannabis. Among them was a recommendation that the drug be stricken from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The list currently puts cannabis alongside drugs like heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. | While the vote will not have any immediate or binding effect on international cannabis laws, it will open doors for reforms that use such international agreements as guideli…

People for the American Way (2020-12-04). Thursday 12/3: Power to the People: How to Win Back Our Democracy w/ PFAW. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Pepe Escobar (2020-12-04). No Escape from Our Techno-Feudal World. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on The political economy of the Digital Age remains virtually terra incognita. In

Tony Cartalucci (2020-12-04). US Struggles for Relevance in Southeast Asia. asia-pacificresearch.com

Prof. Ruel F. Pepa (2020-12-04). Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, and the Trajectory of Human Civilization. globalresearch.ca "I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted." — Alan Turing…

Federico Fuentes (2020-12-04). Why Venezuela's National Assembly elections matter. zcomm.org Venezuelans are set to vote in elections like no other in the country's recent history when they go to the polls to elect a new National Assembly (AN) on December 6…

_____ (2020-12-04). Wet'suwet'en Call On Province To Close Pipeline Work Camps. popularresistance.org Members of the Wet'suwet'en Nation are calling on B.C.'s public health officer to shut down work camps operating on their territory as COVID-19 numbers rise in northern B.C. | In an open letter to Dr. Bonnie Henry signed by 22 Ts'ako ze', or female chiefs, the women express "grave concern" over continued construction of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline through the region. | Three work camps currently house close to 700 people on Wet'suwet'en territory, according to the pipeline builder's November update.

UBDDSP (2020-12-04). Tuesday 12/8: COVID-19 Misinformation: Understanding & Seeking Truth During a Pandemic (UC Berkeley). indybay.org Online via livestream…

_____ (2020-12-04). Venezuela Wins Simply By Holding An Election. popularresistance.org On December 6, the Venezuelan people will vote for a new National Assembly. Ordinarily, there is nothing unusual about this, nor would this be newsworthy outside Venezuela. Ever since the election of Hugo Chávez to the presidency in 1998, the Venezuelan people have been used to more than one national election each year (this legislative election is the 25th in 21 years); these have been the presidential elections, the legislative elections, and the referendums to strengthen the 1999 Constitution. On the surface, this is just another one of these elections that has served to deepen the meaning of democracy in Vene…

WSWS (2020-12-04). ILO survey reveals COVID-19 impact on Bangladeshi women garment workers. wsws.org COVID-19 continues to rage through the country with the number of infections climbing to almost 470,000 and the death toll at 6,713.

Ellen Brown (2020-12-04). Why the Fed Needs Public Banks. dissidentvoice.org The Fed's policy tools — interest rate manipulation, quantitative easing, and "Special Purpose Vehicles" — have all failed to revive local economies suffering from government-mandated shutdowns. The Fed must rely on private banks to inject credit into Main Street, and private banks are currently unable or unwilling to do it. The tools the Fed actually …

Pam Martens, Russ Martens (2020-12-04). House Hearing: Wall Street Gets Bailed Out by Fed; Main Street Gets Sold Out. counterpunch.org Sparks were flying throughout yesterday's House Financial Services Committee hearing. After Fed Chair Jerome Powell and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin appeared before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, they were grilled for 2 more hours yesterday by members of the House Financial Services Committee. The atmosphere was far less cordial than the prior day,

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-04). More than half of Yemeni population likely to face acute food insecurity by mid-2021: UN agencies. peoplesdispatch.org UN agencies have emphasized that an end to the Saudi-led war in Yemen is the only long-term solution for ending the food insecurity in the country…

Tom H. Hastings (2020-12-04). Earth to Portland: Dispatch from the Nation's Problem Child. zcomm.org It's time for us to show the world that Portland is a town of peace warriors. Let's practice activism that everyone can participate in, including our children. This world is theirs to inherit–let's make our streets safe for them again.

_____ (2020-12-04). Book Review: 'The Myth And Propaganda Of Black Buying Power'. popularresistance.org Dr. Jared A. Ball's new book, "The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power" explains the history of the black "buying power" canard. It is a commercial and political propaganda tool for the black political class, a cudgel to blame people for their own poverty, and a means of disappearing any critique of capitalism. | Black Americans are besieged by many facetious notions which claim to bring them progress. One of the most pervasive and insidious is the myth of "buying power." We are told that we have $1 trillion that could be harnessed if only we spent money more wisely or saved more or were better educated abo…

_____ (2020-12-04). Every Major Bank Has Now Ruled Out Funding Arctic Drilling. popularresistance.org We got another one. On Monday evening, Bank of America said that it will no longer finance fossil fuel exploration in the Arctic, joining Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Chase, Wells Fargo, and CitiBank, which all announced similar policies this year. That means no major U.S. bank will fund oil and gas production in the region anymore. | The news follows years of public pressure from climate organizers for companies to stop enabling Arctic drilling. The movement heated up since last fall when a coalition launched Stop the Money Pipeline, a campaign to call out Wall Street firms' role in particular.

Swiss Propaganda Research (2020-12-04). Facts About COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Fully referenced facts about covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a realistic risk assessment. (Regular updates below). | "The only means to fight the plague is honesty." (Albert Camus, 1947) | *** | Overview: | Lethality: …

Pip Hinman (2020-12-04). Gamil Means No. greenleft.org.au Young Gomeroi leaders led a passionate protest in opposition to Santos' plan to drill 850 coal seam gas wells on their Country in north-west NSW, reports Zebedee Parkes.

Beth Stratford (2020-12-04). Green growth vs degrowth: are we missing the point? zcomm.org It's time to stop talking past each other and unite against the real enemies of environmental justice…

Branko Marcetic (2020-12-04). "Operation Condor": The CIA's Secret Global War Against Latin America's Left. globalresearch.ca Forty-five years ago, under a cloak of secrecy, Operation Condor was officially launched: a global campaign of violent repression against the Latin American left by the region's quasi-fascist military dictatorships. The US government not only knew about the program — …

_____ (2020-12-04). Prison Strikers Suspend Starvation, Continue Work Strike. popularresistance.org Corcoran, CA – CDCr's negligent and careless response to the COVID-19 outbreak at CSATF has now killed at least three people. Active cases at the prison continue to hover near 1000 and now over half of the facility has contracted the disease. Guards and staff members are still failing to follow safety protocols and continue to move people around the facility creating more and more exposure. | The hunger strikers in D have decided to suspend their starvation in order to recover their health for an ongoing fight.

Dave DeCamp (2020-12-04). US Slaps More Sanctions on Iran, Claiming Tehran Has Secret Chemical Weapons. theantimedia.com Iraq used chemical weapons against Iran in 1980s war while receiving support from the US.

Mohamed Elmaazi (2020-12-04). New investigation reveals terrible conditions for UK asylum seekers held in ex-military barracks. thecanary.co Over 400 UK asylum seekers are being 'accommodated' in conditions said to be unsanitary, overcrowded, and degrading, 'Worse we than anticipated': | In Napier Barracks | Asylum seekers reach boiling point, Edwards-Dashti reports from Folkestone, Kent where a former military housing block has been repurposed. Asylum seekers told the journalist, at times on condition of anonymity, that the beds are infested with bugs, residents have been self-harming, and that they are only permitted to leave the facility…

Daniel Warner (2020-12-04). Status Quo Ante and the Return to Normal. counterpunch.org People in Geneva and around the world are hoping that the presidency of Joseph R. Biden Jr. will return the United States to the way it was before the presidency of Donald Trump. According to this popular narrative, multilateralism will flourish with renewed American leadership. The four years of the Trump administration, it is said,

James Cusick (2020-12-04). England's GPs 'Left in the Dark' over COVID Vaccine Rollout. globalresearch.ca England's GPs, who are expected to play a pivotal role in the roll out of coronavirus vaccines, say they are in the dark about how exactly they will fit into the government's plans, according to the British Medical Association (BMA)….

Nicolas J S Davies (2020-12-04). Eisenhower's Ghost Haunts Biden's Foreign Policy Team. counterpunch.org In his first words as President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said, "we have to proceed with equal measures of humility and confidence." Many around the world will welcome this promise of humility from the new administration, and Americans should too. Biden's foreign policy team will also need a special kind of confidence to confront the most serious

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-04). UK and Russia announce start of COVID-19 vaccinations from next week. peoplesdispatch.org Raising hopes for an early victory against COVID-19, Russian president Vladimir Putin on December 2, Wednesday, announced mass voluntary vaccination in Russia starting next week. Russia became the second country to declare such a move after the UK announced similar measures earlier in the day. | The UK health ministry said in a statement that it has accepted the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and approved Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for use. Prime minister Boris Johnson proclaimed the same in a television address to the nation. | UK PM Boris Jo…

Fair Fight (2020-12-04). Thursday 12/3: Rock the Runoff! Virtual Concert Fundraiser to #GOTV in Georgia. indybay.org Online event…

Badri Raina (2020-12-04). Proof Against Sophistry, India's Farmers Demand a Simple but Truthful Commitment in Writing. zcomm.org The time has come when the theatrics of artful dissembling comes to be seen for what it is — theatrics unconnected to reality…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-12-04). Twisting light and COVID treatment: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

Brett Wilkins (2020-12-04). Martyred Missionaries: The Lives and Legacies of Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, Ita Ford, and Dorothy Kazel. counterpunch.org On the night of December 2, 1980, Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, Ita Ford, and Dorothy Kazel, Catholic missionaries from the United States, were kidnapped, beaten, raped, and murdered by a U.S.-backed death squad while working to help the poor and oppressed people of El Salvador. In their lives, work, and tragic, untimely deaths, the women

Ellen Brown (2020-12-04). Injecting Liquidity into the Real Economy: Why the Federal Reserve Needs Public Banks. globalresearch.ca The Fed's policy tools — interest rate manipulation, quantitative easing, and "Special Purpose Vehicles" — have all failed to revive local economies suffering from government-mandated shutdowns. The Fed must rely on private banks to inject credit into Main Street, and …

_____ (2020-12-04). Extinction Rebellion Brought Love, Police Brought Rage. popularresistance.org Extinction Rebellion WA (XR) hit the streets with a Festival of Love and Rage on November 28 with a message to the Western Australia Premier: act on the climate emergency like you dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. | Labor Premier Mark McGowan has ignored pressure to open WA's borders, applying a strict quarantine policy. There have been no cases of community spread in several months. | By contrast, the government's response to the climate crisis has been lacking in science. | Since lifting the state's moratorium on fracking in 2018, McGowan has given the go-ahead to several huge shale and tight gas projects throu…

Keith McHenry (2020-12-04). Monday 12/21: Homeless Persons Memorial. indybay.org 100 Laurel St, Santa Cruz…

Yanis Iqbal (2020-12-04). Neoliberal Nightmare in Ecuador. zcomm.org Ecuador is currently in a period characterized by immense class tensions…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-12-04). Over 2,300 young people attend first-ever STEMM Futures event. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Student Recruitment and Outreach team's STEMM Futures event series has launched with over 2,300 young people attending the first seminar.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-12-04). Chinese water deer introduced to UK may be valuable to restoring numbers in Asia. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have found Chinese water deer populations in the UK might be able to supplement declining populations in their native range in East Asia.

US Prostitutes Collective (2020-12-04). Thursday 12/17: End Violence Against Sex Workers: Decriminalization, Justice & Compensation. indybay.org Zoom details sent day of Event RSVP @ bit.ly/usprosd17 get link.

Mike Head (2020-12-04). Australian Court Upholds Sacking of Academic for Criticising US and Israeli Militarism. asia-pacificresearch.com

Global Research News (2020-12-04). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

Pip Hinman (2020-12-04). Thai activists stage creative protest. greenleft.org.au Thailand's royal excesses were mercilessly parodied in street theatre in Sydney, reports Peter Boyle.

Tenant and Neighborhood Councils (2020-12-04). Tenants Demand Landlords Sign 'Cancel Rent' Contracts As Evictions Loom. indybay.org Tenant union raises cancel rent calls to landlord association.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-04). Ola Bini's pre-trial hearings suspended for two weeks. peoplesdispatch.org The hearings are set to resume on December 16, but without any observers. Ola Bini, a digital privacy rights activist and software developer, was arrested in April 2019…

Physicians for Social Responsibility (2020-12-04). Saturday 12/5: Second Annual Medical Symposium on Health Effects of Oil & Gas Industry. indybay.org Virtual conference (FREE)…

ACLU Northern California (2020-12-04). Thursday 12/17: Bill of Rights Day 2020 Celebration Webinar w/ ACLU NorCal. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Vijay Prashad (2020-12-03). We Are Grass. We Grow on Everything. zcomm.org Around 250 million people across India joined the general strike on 26 November, making it the largest strike in world history…

Stephen Lendman (2020-12-03). Is Trump Right? Was Election 2020 Rigged? globalresearch.ca Rigged Election 2020 wasn't the first time it happened in America. | Throughout US history, it occurred time and again at the federal, state and local levels. | "Democracy" by duopoly rule eliminates competition from independent candidates, debauching the process, assuring democracy …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-03). Palestinian student activist released from Israeli prison after 15 months. peoplesdispatch.org 23-year-old Mays Abu Ghosh, a student of Birzeit university, was arrested by the Israeli security forces on charges of being a member of the Democratic Progressive Student Pole, a student group affiliated to the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)…

Margaret Flowers (2020-12-03). Decolonizing Thanksgiving And Supporting Indigenous Peoples. dissidentvoice.org This week, as some people in the United States celebrated the mythical 'Thanksgiving' dinner, Indigenous Peoples held a National Day of Mourning and continued their resistance to defend the land and water. As Native American, Matt Remle, writes: Despite colonial efforts to exterminate, terminate, relocate, and assimilate Indigenous populations, Native communities continue to resist efforts …

Margaret Flowers (2020-12-03). Decolonizing Thanksgiving And Supporting Indigenous Peoples. dissidentvoice.org This week, as some people in the United States celebrated the mythical 'Thanksgiving' dinner, Indigenous Peoples held a National Day of Mourning and continued their resistance to defend the land and water. As Native American, Matt Remle, writes: Despite colonial efforts to exterminate, terminate, relocate, and assimilate Indigenous populations, Native communities continue to resist efforts …

Philip Giraldi (2020-12-03). A Killing in Iran: Who Gains from Yet Another Assassination? The Role of MEK? globalresearch.ca It is not often that one can agree with the pronouncements made by former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan, but his

Reagan M. Sova (2020-12-03). US, UK Governments Should Free Julian Assange. commondreams.org Leaders across political divides should be pressured by the public to free Assange and defend press freedom. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-12-03). 'You Alone Can Save His Life': Edward Snowden Urges Trump to Pardon Julian Assange. commondreams.org "Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency during your time in office, please: free Julian Assange," the NSA whistleblower tweeted. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jonathan Cook (2020-12-03). The Smearing of Robert Fisk…Now That He Can't Defend Himself. counterpunch.org Something remarkable even by the usually dismal standards of the stenographic media blue-tick brigade has been happening in the past few days. Leading journalists in the corporate media have suddenly felt the urgent need not only to criticise the late, much-respected foreign correspondent Robert Fisk, but to pile in against him, using the most outrageous smears imaginable. He is suddenly a fraud, a fabulist, a fantasist, a liar.

Jonathan Cook (2020-12-03). Establishment journalists are piling on to smear Robert Fisk now he cannot answer back. mronline.org Something remarkable even by the usually dismal standards of the stenographic media blue-tick brigade has been happening in the past few days.

Jonathan Cook (2020-12-03). Establishment journalists are piling on to smear Robert Fisk now he cannot answer back. mronline.org Something remarkable even by the usually dismal standards of the stenographic media blue-tick brigade has been happening in the past few days.

Jonathan Cook (2020-12-03). The Smearing of Robert Fisk…Now That He Can't Defend Himself. counterpunch.org Something remarkable even by the usually dismal standards of the stenographic media blue-tick brigade has been happening in the past few days. Leading journalists in the corporate media have suddenly felt the urgent need not only to criticise the late, much-respected foreign correspondent Robert Fisk, but to pile in against him, using the most outrageous smears imaginable. He is suddenly a fraud, a fabulist, a fantasist, a liar.

_____ (2020-12-03). A New Technology That Will Dangerously Expand Government Spying on Citizens. strategic-culture.org Jack RASMUS | If you're worried about the capability of government to conduct surveillance of citizens engaged in political assembly and protest, or even just personal activity, then you should be aware the technological capability of government surveillance is about to expand exponentially. | The US Air Force's Research Lab (yes, it has its own lab) has recently signed a contract to test new software of a company called SignalFrame, a Washington DC wireless tech company. The company's new software is able to access smartphones, and from your phone jump off to access any other wireless or bluetooth device in the…

Platypus Santa Cruz (2020-12-03). Saturday 12/5: Marxism in the Age of Trump. indybay.org Online Event | zoom.us/j/96939137271

David Ruccio (2020-12-03). Age of capital. mronline.org It was during the "age of capital," as the illustrious British historian Eric Hobsbawm aptly called it, that Marx formulated his critique of political economy.

David Ruccio (2020-12-03). Age of capital. mronline.org It was during the "age of capital," as the illustrious British historian Eric Hobsbawm aptly called it, that Marx formulated his critique of political economy.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-12-03). The David McBride Case: Whistleblowing, Afghanistan and Australian War Crimes. dissidentvoice.org Much complaint can be had of the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry Report. It exempts political actors of responsibility for alleged atrocities and war crimes. It suggests that those in the highest echelons of the Australian Defence Forces are ignorant in incompetent innocence. It spares the desk warriors and flays the field …

news.un (2020-12-03). Yemen: Unchecked violations 'may amount to war crimes', Security Council hears. news.un.org UN experts called on the Security Council on Thursday, along with the international community at large, to put an end to the "surreal and absurd dimension" of human rights violations engulfing war-torn Yemen, where abuses continue unchecked.

Staff (2020-12-03). A Massacre in Lagos: Nigerian Military Forced to Admit It Fired Live Rounds at Peaceful Protesters. democracynow.org A CNN investigation has exposed the Nigerian Army's role in a deadly attack on protesters in the capital city of Lagos in October, when soldiers opened fire on protesters gathered at Lekki toll gate, a key roadway and protest site. At least 12 people were killed in the massacre, which the Army initially denied, and capped weeks of demonstrations against the notorious Nigerian police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS. Senior CNN international correspondent Nima Elbagir says the massacre "had a chilling effect" on the protest movement and enraged many Nigerians. "We kept hearing from these famil…

Staff (2020-12-03). A Massacre in Lagos: Nigerian Military Forced to Admit It Fired Live Rounds at Peaceful Protesters. democracynow.org A CNN investigation has exposed the Nigerian Army's role in a deadly attack on protesters in the capital city of Lagos in October, when soldiers opened fire on protesters gathered at Lekki toll gate, a key roadway and protest site. At least 12 people were killed in the massacre, which the Army initially denied, and capped weeks of demonstrations against the notorious Nigerian police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS. Senior CNN international correspondent Nima Elbagir says the massacre "had a chilling effect" on the protest movement and enraged many Nigerians. "We kept hearing from these famil…

WSWS (2020-12-03). New Zealand inquiry suppresses evidence about fascist terror attack. wsws.org The royal commission's report into the massacre of 51 people in Christchurch in March 2019 by fascist Brenton Tarrant is destined to be a whitewash, with crucial evidence being kept secret.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-03). Iran welcomes return of stability to Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 03 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says Tehran welcomes the new agreement between Taliban and Afghanistan government.

Ramzy Baroud (2020-12-03). Moving Past Apartheid: One-State is not Ideal Justice, but It is Just and Possible. counterpunch.org Once again, Europe's top diplomats expressed their 'deep concern' regarding Israel's ongoing illegal settlement expansion, again evoking the maxim that Israeli actions "threaten the viability of the two-state solution". This position was communicated by EU Foreign Affairs Chief, Josep Borrell, on November 19, during a video-conference with Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Maliki. All Israeli

Ramzy Baroud (2020-12-03). Moving Past Apartheid: One-State is not Ideal Justice, but It is Just and Possible. counterpunch.org Once again, Europe's top diplomats expressed their 'deep concern' regarding Israel's ongoing illegal settlement expansion, again evoking the maxim that Israeli actions "threaten the viability of the two-state solution". This position was communicated by EU Foreign Affairs Chief, Josep Borrell, on November 19, during a video-conference with Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Maliki. All Israeli

Staff (2020-12-03). Ethnic Cleansing Feared as Ethiopia Wages War on Tigray Region Amid Communication Blackout. democracynow.org The United Nations has reached a deal with Ethiopia's government to allow humanitarian access to the northern Tigray region and start providing aid. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched military action against regional forces one month ago, setting off a bloody conflict and adding to the already alarming number of displaced people and refugees in the country and neighboring nations. Ethiopia has declared victory after announcing it took control of the capital of Tigray, but the Tigray People's Liberation Front says they are continuing to fight. CNN senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir says what…

news.un (2020-12-03). Amid 'unprecedented' needs, UNICEF asks for $6.4 billion to help 190 million children. news.un.org The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, launched a $6.4 billion emergency funding appeal to reach more than 190 million children affected by humanitarian crises amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Staff (2020-12-03). Ethnic Cleansing Feared as Ethiopia Wages War on Tigray Region Amid Communication Blackout. democracynow.org The United Nations has reached a deal with Ethiopia's government to allow humanitarian access to the northern Tigray region and start providing aid. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched military action against regional forces one month ago, setting off a bloody conflict and adding to the already alarming number of displaced people and refugees in the country and neighboring nations. Ethiopia has declared victory after announcing it took control of the capital of Tigray, but the Tigray People's Liberation Front says they are continuing to fight. CNN senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir says what…

Umar A Farooq (2020-12-03). UN, aid groups warn US against blacklisting Yemen's Houthis. middleeasteye.net UN, aid groups warn US against blacklisting Yemen's Houthis | Designating Houthis as terrorist organisation would have far-reaching consequences in Yemen, including halting aid work amid threat of famine | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 18: 11 | Aid groups are operating in Yemen amid funding shortages, working to deliver as much humanitarian assistance as possible (AFP/File photo) | The United Nations is making…

Umar A Farooq (2020-12-03). UN, aid groups warn US against blacklisting Yemen's Houthis. middleeasteye.net UN, aid groups warn US against blacklisting Yemen's Houthis | Designating Houthis as terrorist organisation would have far-reaching consequences in Yemen, including halting aid work amid threat of famine | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 18: 11 | Aid groups are operating in Yemen amid funding shortages, working to deliver as much humanitarian assistance as possible (AFP/File photo) | The United Nations is making…

Ricardo Vaz (2020-12-03). Venezuela, China Condemn US Sanctions Against Tech Company. venezuelanalysis.com Beijing reiterated its support for Venezuelan sovereignty.

Staff (2020-12-03). Indian Farmers Lead Historic Strike & Protests Against Narendra Modi, Neoliberalism & Inequality. democracynow.org As COVID rages through India, which has the second-highest number of reported cases worldwide, hundreds of thousands of farmers are converging on the capital New Delhi to demand the government repeal new laws that deregulate agricultural markets, saying the reforms give major corporations power to set crop prices far below current rates and devastate the livelihoods of farmers. Agriculture is the leading source of income for more than half of India's 1.3 billion people. The farmer revolt comes as some 250 million workers across the country took part in the largest strike in history against the Modi government's n…

Staff (2020-12-03). Indian Farmers Lead Historic Strike & Protests Against Narendra Modi, Neoliberalism & Inequality. democracynow.org As COVID rages through India, which has the second-highest number of reported cases worldwide, hundreds of thousands of farmers are converging on the capital New Delhi to demand the government repeal new laws that deregulate agricultural markets, saying the reforms give major corporations power to set crop prices far below current rates and devastate the livelihoods of farmers. Agriculture is the leading source of income for more than half of India's 1.3 billion people. The farmer revolt comes as some 250 million workers across the country took part in the largest strike in history against the Modi government's n…

MEE staff (2020-12-03). Covid-19: Gaza closing mosques and schools as virus surges. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Gaza closing mosques and schools as virus surges | After avoiding widespread outbreak until August, when cases began to spike, death toll in Gaza has quadrupled in past month | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 21: 37 | Palestinian men walk past street art in Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip on 12 November (AFP/File photo) | Schools and mosques are set to close in the besieged Gaza Strip this weekend, as the Pales…

RT (2020-12-03). New Year's Eve parties ruled out by Airbnb in bid to deter Covid-spreading gatherings. rt.com Short-stay rental giant Airbnb has toughened its booking rules ahead of New Year's Eve in a bid to crack down on people throwing parties in defiance of coronavirus restrictions, as well as to try to limit the spread of Covid-19. | From Thursday, Airbnb users lacking positive reviews will be barred from booking one-night stays in entire-home listings on December 31 in Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, Spain, the UK and US. | Customers will also need to tick a box when booking to specifically promise that they will not throw a NYE bash, the San Francisco-based firm said in a statement on Thursday. | The company…

RT (2020-12-03). 'Running out of time': US adds new demands as Russia makes concessions to save last remaining nuclear deterrent deal — envoy. rt.com Moscow has agreed to key US demands in a bid to preserve the New START agreement in a race against time to extend the treaty before it expires, the Russian envoy to the US said. Washington then simply made new demands.

RT (2020-12-03). UK is 1st European country to reach grim milestone of 60,000 Covid-19 deaths. rt.com The UK's toll of deaths linked to the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 60,000, according to new government data published on Thursday, making it the first country in Europe to reach such a high fatality count. | The British government's figures concern Covid-related deaths that occur within 28 days of a positive test. | Only the US, Brazil, India and Mexico have reported more deaths from the virus during the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. | The UK on Thursday reported a further 14,879 new infections and 414 fatalities in the previous 24 hours, according to government figures, taki…

RT (2020-12-03). New Year's Eve parties ruled out by Airbnb in bid to deter Covid-spreading gatherings. rt.com Short-stay rental giant Airbnb has toughened its booking rules ahead of New Year's Eve in a bid to crack down on people throwing parties in defiance of coronavirus restrictions, as well as to try to limit the spread of Covid-19. | From Thursday, Airbnb users lacking positive reviews will be barred from booking one-night stays in entire-home listings on December 31 in Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, Spain, the UK and US. | Customers will also need to tick a box when booking to specifically promise that they will not throw a NYE bash, the San Francisco-based firm said in a statement on Thursday. | The company…

RT (2020-12-03). Labour suspends two activists for backing Corbyn in anti-Semitism row & accusing Starmer of 'colluding with Tories'. rt.com Britain's Labour Party has suspended two leading members of a local organisation, one of whom is Jewish, after they publicly accused Keir Starmer of using an anti-Semitism probe to crack down on former party leader Jeremy Corbyn. | Those sanctioned are the chair of Chingford and Woodford Green Constituency Labour Party, Gary Lefley, and its vice-chair, Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi. | The suspension came after the two staged an online meeting with fellow party members earlier this week, criticising that way the Labour leadership has handled the Equalities and Human Rights Commission's (EHRC) report on anti-Semitism i…

Jessica Buxbaum (2020-12-03). Jerusalem municipality sparks controversy by renaming Damascus Gate steps. middleeasteye.net Jerusalem municipality sparks controversy by renaming Damascus Gate steps | Critics denounce the move to name the area after two slain Israeli soldiers as an attempt to further erase Palestinian identity of occupied East Jerusalem's Old City | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 13: 00 | A mask-clad teenager sits in front of the nearly deserted area outside the Damascus Gate in the Old City in occupied East Je…

_____ (2020-12-03). The Streetlight Effect: When People Look Within the System for Solutions to the System. strategic-culture.org The US political system is not designed to be moved to the left. It is not designed to facilitate a revolution. It is not designed to reflect the general will of the public in any way. The US political system is designed to keep the public placid and obedient while the imperialists run the empire. Nothing else is allowed. Nothing else will ever be allowed.

Paul Jay (2020-12-03). Are "net-zero" emissions a smoke screen? mronline.org Peter Carter of the Climate Emergency Institute says "net zero" carbon emissions by 2050 and targeting 2 degrees warming are a recipe for runaway climate catastrophe. On theAnalysis.news podcast with Paul Jay.

MEE and agencies (2020-12-03). Saudi-Qatar deal to end blockade is close, say reports. middleeasteye.net Saudi-Qatar deal to end blockade is close, say reports | Information about a new agreement comes as US Middle East envoy Jared Kushner tours Gulf countries | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 10: 20 | Senior Advisor to US President Jared Kushner, left, meets with Qatari ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the capital Doha on 2 December 2020 (AFP) | A deal between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to end th…

MEE staff (2020-12-03). Egypt releases three human rights advocates after international outcry. middleeasteye.net Egypt releases three human rights advocates after international outcry | Arrests of top advocates at Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights drew rebuke from rights groups and Western governments | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 20: 01 | Rights advocates Gasser Abdelrazek, Karim Ennarah and Mohamed Basheer were released on Thursday (AFP/File photo) | Egypt has released three prominent rights defenders whose detention last…

Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell (2020-12-03). How the Market Destroys the Lifeworld. counterpunch.org The Chicago School of Economics has not only furnished the unbroken success of the hegemonic ideology of neoliberalism and the three great evils of the 1980s — Ronald Reagan, Maggie Thatcher, and Augusto Pinochet — it has also supplied us with l'idée fixe of behavioural economics. The belief is that when it comes to crucial

RT (2020-12-03). Moscow moves to expel Soros-linked US activist as ex-president Medvedev warns foreign NGOs trying to sow discord in Russia. rt.com The Russian government is set to expel a prominent human-rights activist, with former president Dmitry Medvedev claiming there's a co-ordinated campaign by international organizations to stoke unrest in the world's largest state. | Vanessa Kogan, the director of the Stichting Justice Initiative project, told Britain's Guardian newspaper that Russian authorities had notified her of the revocation of her residency permit. She will now have two weeks to leave the country, where she has lived for more than ten years. She also has two children with a Russian national. | The Stichting Justice Initiative is an NGO wh…

Bernard Marszalek (2020-12-03). The Relevance of Utopianism. dissidentvoice.org One summer during my youth I was hired to work the assembly line at a television manufacturer. This was in the days when America had a manufacturing base and actually produced consumer goods. I found myself working next to a conveyor belt slapping stickers onto large cathode ray tubes as they left an oven from …

RT (2020-12-03). 'Running out of time': US adds new demands as Russia makes concessions to save last remaining nuclear deterrent deal — envoy. rt.com Moscow has agreed to key US demands in a bid to preserve the New START arms control agreement before it expires, according to the Russian envoy to Washington. He claims the US then simply added new conditions for its renewal. | "The fate of New START is perhaps the key issue for future arms control," ambassador Anatoly Antonov said at an event hosted by the Brookings Institute, a prominent American lobby group and policy advisory, on Wednesday. | The 2011 treaty putting a limit on the number of nuclear warheads, and their delivery vehicles, the US and Russia are allowed to possess remains virtually the only ac…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-12-03). Doctored Indignation: Australia-China Relations. counterpunch.org Clay foot diplomacy is all the rage in Canberra, and the Australian government has become a solid practitioner. Having stuck its neck out across continents and seas to proclaim the need to investigate China over the origins of the novel coronavirus, the Morrison government now finds itself in the tightest of corners. Very much one

RT (2020-12-03). UK is 1st European country to reach grim milestone of 60,000 Covid-19 deaths. rt.com The UK's toll of deaths linked to the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 60,000, according to new government data published on Thursday, making it the first country in Europe to reach such a high fatality count. | The British government's figures concern Covid-related deaths that occur within 28 days of a positive test. | Only the US, Brazil, India and Mexico have reported more deaths from the virus during the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. | The UK on Thursday reported a further 14,879 new infections and 414 fatalities in the previous 24 hours, according to government figures, taki…

Bernard Marszalek (2020-12-03). The Relevance of Utopianism. dissidentvoice.org One summer during my youth I was hired to work the assembly line at a television manufacturer. This was in the days when America had a manufacturing base and actually produced consumer goods. I found myself working next to a conveyor belt slapping stickers onto large cathode ray tubes as they left an oven from …

MEE and agencies (2020-12-03). Saudi-Qatar deal to end blockade is close, say reports. middleeasteye.net Saudi-Qatar deal to end blockade is close, say reports | Information about a new agreement comes as US Middle East envoy Jared Kushner tours Gulf countries | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 10: 20 | Senior Advisor to US President Jared Kushner, left, meets with Qatari ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the capital Doha on 2 December 2020 (AFP) | A deal between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to end th…

Nadda Osman (2020-12-03). Labour's Starmer urged to return donations from 'Islamophobic' businessman. middleeasteye.net Labour's Starmer urged to return donations from 'Islamophobic' businessman | A number of Muslim organisations have highlighted comments made by supporter and property developer David Abrahams | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 14: 01 | The businessman has since deleted the social media posts which have been called Islamophobic (Screengrab/BBC) | Labour leader Keir Starmer is facing a backlash for accepting donations fr…

_____ (2020-12-03). The Streetlight Effect: When People Look Within the System for Solutions to the System. strategic-culture.org The US political system is not designed to be moved to the left. It is not designed to facilitate a revolution. It is not designed to reflect the general will of the public in any way. The US political system is designed to keep the public placid and obedient while the imperialists run the empire. Nothing else is allowed. Nothing else will ever be allowed.

MEE staff (2020-12-03). Egypt releases three human rights advocates after international outcry. middleeasteye.net Egypt releases three human rights advocates after international outcry | Arrests of top advocates at Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights drew rebuke from rights groups and Western governments | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 20: 01 | Rights advocates Gasser Abdelrazek, Karim Ennarah and Mohamed Basheer were released on Thursday (AFP/File photo) | Egypt has released three prominent rights defenders whose detention last…

Andrea Arroyo (2020-12-03). Take Care, Big Apple! thenation.com Covid cases are rising at an alarming rate in cities big and small.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-03). 250 million Indian workers and farmers strike, breaking world record. peoplesworld.org DELHI—On Thursday, Nov. 26, India witnessed the biggest organized strike in human history. Over 250 million workers and farmers, along with their allies among student, women's, and civil society groups, participated in the nationwide strike. Now, a week later, farmers continue to occupy the capital city, and labor leaders are vowing this is only the …

Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell (2020-12-03). How the Market Destroys the Lifeworld. counterpunch.org The Chicago School of Economics has not only furnished the unbroken success of the hegemonic ideology of neoliberalism and the three great evils of the 1980s — Ronald Reagan, Maggie Thatcher, and Augusto Pinochet — it has also supplied us with l'idée fixe of behavioural economics. The belief is that when it comes to crucial

Andrea Arroyo (2020-12-03). Take Care, Big Apple! thenation.com Covid cases are rising at an alarming rate in cities big and small.

RT (2020-12-03). 'Running out of time': US adds new demands as Russia makes concessions to save last remaining nuclear deterrent deal — envoy. rt.com Moscow has agreed to key US demands in a bid to preserve the New START agreement in a race against time to extend the treaty before it expires, the Russian envoy to the US said. Washington then simply made new demands.

Ben Slowey (2020-12-03). Protesters gather in Milwaukee to demand Common Council reject COPS grant. liberationnews.org "During a pandemic the last thing we need is more funding for police, while the health department has 60 unfilled positions."

RT (2020-12-03). Israel warns its citizens they may be targeted abroad by Iran following nuclear scientist's assassination. rt.com Israel has issued a warning to its citizens abroad about potential terrorist attacks amid threats from Tehran of retaliatory action in response to the killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist. | Iran was quick to blame Israel last week for the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, though it has not taken credit for the action. Fakhrizadeh had been accused of heading Iran's nuclear program — even being named by PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel has long been critical of Tehran's nuclear ambitions. | As multiple leaders in Iran have threatened consequences for the scientist's death, Israelis abroad have been warned…

RT (2020-12-03). Moscow moves to expel Soros-linked US activist as ex-president Medvedev warns foreign NGOs trying to sow discord in Russia. rt.com The Russian government is set to expel a prominent human-rights activist, with former president Dmitry Medvedev claiming there's a co-ordinated campaign by international organizations to stoke unrest in the world's largest state. | Vanessa Kogan, the director of the Stichting Justice Initiative project, told Britain's Guardian newspaper that Russian authorities had notified her of the revocation of her residency permit. She will now have two weeks to leave the country, where she has lived for more than ten years. She also has two children with a Russian national. | The Stichting Justice Initiative is an NGO wh…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-12-03). Equal pay for equal work? Not yet for U.S. women's soccer team. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—Equal pay for equal work? Not yet for the medal-winning U.S. women's soccer team. But they're going to get everything else they fought for in their long-running battle with the U.S. Soccer Federation, and the pay issue remains open, awaiting a trial next year. In a settlement announced on Dec. 1, the federation, soccer's …

MEE and agencies (2020-12-03). Detained Saudi prince moved to 'undisclosed' location, warns European lawmaker. middleeasteye.net Detained Saudi prince moved to 'undisclosed' location, warns European lawmaker | Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz has been detained for nearly three years | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 14: 39 | An undated picture made available on 30 May 2020 by a friend of Saudi Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz shows him signing the visitors book in the German city of Dresden (AFP) | A detained Saudi prince has been moved to…

The Canary (2020-12-03). Lord Maginnis faces suspension for bullying and homophobic slurs towards MPs. thecanary.co Lord Maginnis should be suspended from the House of Lords for at least 18 months for bullying and harassment of three MPs and a security guard, the peers' standards watchdog has recommended.The recommendation from the Lords Conduct Committee follows an investigation into the Northern Irish peer's treatment of a parliamentary security officer and MPs Hannah Bardell, Luke Pollard and Toby Perkins.He was investigated after being "verbally abusive" to security officer Christian Bombolo when asked to show his parliamentary pass in January.The SNP's Hannah Bardell said she was treated 'rudely and aggressively' by the p…

Kevin Salvatore (2020-12-03). Indigenous sovereignty struggle on Long Island: Shinnecock Nation, allies fight back. liberationnews.org The battle has focused on a highway advertising space on Shinnecock land which is important to the nation's economy, but which New York officials seek to block.

CP Editor (2020-12-03). Welcome to the Intersectional Empire | Ash Sarkar Meets Naomi Klein. counterpunch.org

MEE and agencies (2020-12-03). Detained Saudi prince moved to 'undisclosed' location, warns European lawmaker. middleeasteye.net Detained Saudi prince moved to 'undisclosed' location, warns European lawmaker | Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz has been detained for nearly three years | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 14: 39 | An undated picture made available on 30 May 2020 by a friend of Saudi Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz shows him signing the visitors book in the German city of Dresden (AFP) | A detained Saudi prince has been moved to…

Staff (2020-12-03). 200K wrongfully purged GA voters fight to be heard in Senate runoffs. therealnews.com Civil rights groups are seeking an injunction against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to allow those voters to participate in the Jan. 5 runoff senate election, which will determine the balance of power in Congress.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-03). 250 million Indian workers and farmers strike, breaking world record. peoplesworld.org DELHI—On Thursday, Nov. 26, India witnessed the biggest organized strike in human history. Over 250 million workers and farmers, along with their allies among student, women's, and civil society groups, participated in the nationwide strike. Now, a week later, farmers continue to occupy the capital city, and labor leaders are vowing this is only the …

Ben Slowey (2020-12-03). Protesters gather in Milwaukee to demand Common Council reject COPS grant. liberationnews.org "During a pandemic the last thing we need is more funding for police, while the health department has 60 unfilled positions."

Turner Roth (2020-12-03). New York tenants battle privatization of public housing. peoplesworld.org Housing rights groups, including supporters from the Movement School, the Young Communist League and the Communist Party of New York, stood with the tenants of the New York City Housing Authority's Fulton Houses in Chelsea as they recently recommenced protesting the de facto privatization of their homes and the nearby Chelsea-Elliott Houses. Under cover of …

Jessica Buxbaum (2020-12-03). Jerusalem municipality sparks controversy by renaming Damascus Gate steps. middleeasteye.net Jerusalem municipality sparks controversy by renaming Damascus Gate steps | Critics denounce the move to name the area after two slain Israeli soldiers as an attempt to further erase Palestinian identity of occupied East Jerusalem's Old City | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 13: 00 | A mask-clad teenager sits in front of the nearly deserted area outside the Damascus Gate in the Old City in occupied East Je…

Staff (2020-12-03). 200K wrongfully purged GA voters fight to be heard in Senate runoffs. therealnews.com Civil rights groups are seeking an injunction against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to allow those voters to participate in the Jan. 5 runoff senate election, which will determine the balance of power in Congress.

RT (2020-12-03). Israel warns its citizens they may be targeted abroad by Iran following nuclear scientist's assassination. rt.com Israel has issued a warning to its citizens abroad about potential terrorist attacks amid threats from Tehran of retaliatory action in response to the killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist. | Iran was quick to blame Israel last week for the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, though it has not taken credit for the action. Fakhrizadeh had been accused of heading Iran's nuclear program — even being named by PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel has long been critical of Tehran's nuclear ambitions. | As multiple leaders in Iran have threatened consequences for the scientist's death, Israelis abroad have been warned…

Kevin Salvatore (2020-12-03). Indigenous sovereignty struggle on Long Island: Shinnecock Nation, allies fight back. liberationnews.org The battle has focused on a highway advertising space on Shinnecock land which is important to the nation's economy, but which New York officials seek to block.

Patricia Gorky (2020-12-03). COVID-19: Deadliest day recorded. liberationnews.org The United States hit a grim record of 2,875 COVID deaths reported in a single day, making Dec. 2 the deadliest day in the country since the pandemic began.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-12-03). Equal pay for equal work? Not yet for U.S. women's soccer team. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—Equal pay for equal work? Not yet for the medal-winning U.S. women's soccer team. But they're going to get everything else they fought for in their long-running battle with the U.S. Soccer Federation, and the pay issue remains open, awaiting a trial next year. In a settlement announced on Dec. 1, the federation, soccer's …

2020-12-04: Social Media Postees

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Isolated and Alone. Palestinian Children Held in Solitary Confinement by Israeli Authorities for Interrogation
Defense for Children International, Palestine | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Overview | Between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2019, Defense for Children International — Palestine (DCIP) documented 108 cases in which Palestinian children arrested by the Israeli military were held in isolation for two or more days during the interrogation | …
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Isolated and Alone. Palestinian Children Held in Solitary Confinement by Israeli Authorities for Interrogation
Defense for Children International, Palestine | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Overview | Between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2019, Defense for Children International — Palestine (DCIP) documented 108 cases in which Palestinian children arrested by the Israeli military were held in isolation for two or more days during the interrogation | …
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US-Backed Opposition in Venezuela Is in Freefall, Have Only Themselves to Blame
Pablo Vivanco | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Most people around the globe would agree that 2020 has been a year to forget. This is certainly, if not especially, true for Venezuela's opposition, and the upcoming parliamentary vote will only add to their misfortunes. | A revolt from within …
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New Judicial Watch Study Finds 353 U.S. Counties in 29 States with Voter Registration Rates Exceeding 100%
Judicial Watch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Judicial Watch announced today that a September 2020 study revealed that 353 U.S. counties had 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible voting-age citizens. In other words, the registration rates of those counties exceeded 100% of eligible voters. The study …
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We are grass. We grow on everything
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-12-04
Farmers and agricultural workers from northern India marched along various national highways toward India's capital of New Delhi as part of the general strike on 26 November.
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We are grass. We grow on everything
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-12-04
Farmers and agricultural workers from northern India marched along various national highways toward India's capital of New Delhi as part of the general strike on 26 November.
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COVID vaccines: calling the shots
Michael Roberts | mronline.org | 2020-12-04
Before the COVID-19 pandemic engulfed the world, the big pharmaceutical companies did little investment in vaccines for global diseases and viruses.
mronline.org/2020/12/04/covid-vaccines-c…

Will This Be the Radicalization of Black Lives Matter?
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
On Monday a group of local Black Lives Matter chapters issued a statement to the public calling for more transparency and accountability from the Black Lives Matter Global Network (BLMGN), the umbrella structure for the Black lives matter structures. In what appears to be an ongoing internal discussion, the chapters claimed that BLMGN not only…
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US War Department Vaccination Cards
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
All vaccines are hazardous to human health. | It's why they should be avoided, safe alternatives chosen for protection. | Rushed development, inadequately tested, covid vaccines will be especially dangerous. | In what ways and to what extent will only be known in …
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America's Lame Duck Period is Palestine's Nightmare
Harry Blain | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
The political scientist William Adler recently argued that the main risk of our current lame duck period is inaction, rather than action. So far as the United States is concerned, it's hard to argue otherwise. Sure, President Trump will pardon his buddies, maintain the relentless grift of frivolous lawsuits, and do his best to undermine…
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America's Lame Duck Period is Palestine's Nightmare
Harry Blain | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
The political scientist William Adler recently argued that the main risk of our current lame duck period is inaction, rather than action. So far as the United States is concerned, it's hard to argue otherwise. Sure, President Trump will pardon his buddies, maintain the relentless grift of frivolous lawsuits, and do his best to undermine…
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Alert COVID-19: RNA-Type Vaccines Which Modify the Human Genome. Crackdown on Free Speech
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
This first video interview may be one of the most important ones you listen to before the onslaught of the Covid-19 vaccine — distinction: Western style Covid-19 vaccine. | The Russian Sputnik V is not part of the same design. | The …
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Free Alabama Movement calls 'economic blackout' on prison system
Devin C | workers.org | 2020-12-04
Occupied Muscogee Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee, Shawnee, Yuchi lands The Free Alabama Movement, led primarily by Black men who are incarcerated in the state of Alabama, has declared a 30-day economic blackout — a boycott of for-profit prison services and a work strike — to protest inhumane conditions at prisons across . . . | Continue reading Free Alabama Movement calls 'economic blackout' on prison system at Workers.org
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How 800 Families Descended From Slaves Could Be Pushed Out by a Bolsonaro-U.S. Base Deal in Brazil
Daniel Giovanaz | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
Antonio Marcos Diniz was only 13 years old when his family was forced to leave their home near Brazil's Atlantic coast in 1983. Along with 311 other families, they had to move 60 kilometers west to Agrovila Peru so that the government could build the Alcântara Launch Center (CLA), in Maranhà£o, in northeastern Brazil. Today, at the…
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French police launch crackdown on mosques suspected of 'Islamic separatism'
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
French police launch crackdown on mosques suspected of 'Islamic separatism' | Around 2,600 Muslim places of worship to be inspected in cities across France, according to interior minister Gerald Darmanin | MEE and agencies | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 12: 01 | Muslim protestors in India and across the world condemned Macron's defence of caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad (AFP) | Scores of mosques in France were raided…
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French police launch crackdown on mosques suspected of 'Islamic separatism'
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
French police launch crackdown on mosques suspected of 'Islamic separatism' | Around 2,600 Muslim places of worship to be inspected in cities across France, according to interior minister Gerald Darmanin | MEE and agencies | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 12: 01 | Muslim protestors in India and across the world condemned Macron's defence of caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad (AFP) | Scores of mosques in France were raided…
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Video: Second Karabakh War Reshapes Strategic Transport Corridors in South Caucasus
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
The Second Nagorno-Karabakh War not only led to a shift of the military political balance of power in the South Caucasus, but the agreements reached to put an end to it would potentially greatly reshape transport links, and thus freight …
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Amazon Workers Are Organizing a Global Struggle
Natasha Lennard | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
Amazon is seeing record profits — but little trickles down to the ground-level workers who keep the online giant running.
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Amazon Workers Are Organizing a Global Struggle
Natasha Lennard | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
Amazon is seeing record profits — but little trickles down to the ground-level workers who keep the online giant running.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/amazon-workers-are…

Wet'suwet'en Call On Province To Close Pipeline Work Camps
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
Members of the Wet'suwet'en Nation are calling on B.C.'s public health officer to shut down work camps operating on their territory as COVID-19 numbers rise in northern B.C. | In an open letter to Dr. Bonnie Henry signed by 22 Ts'ako ze', or female chiefs, the women express "grave concern" over continued construction of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline through the region. | Three work camps currently house close to 700 people on Wet'suwet'en territory, according to the pipeline builder's November update.
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Thursday 12/10: Nancy Pelosi Support US HR 1175/1162: Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden
Bay Action2 Free Assange | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Nancy Pelosi's house – contact organizer for details or please show up if you know location…
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War crimes in Afghanistan: Don't fall for diversions
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-04
PM Scott Morrison is using a nationalism-charged diversion to take the focus off the Brereton report's findings into Australian special forces war crimes in Afghanistan, argues Pip Hinman.
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Roaming Charges: Let's Get Small
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
One of the most useful things about Obama's memoir is that he reminds who some of the people now being recycled into the Biden administration really are. John Kerry, for example, who Obama describes as working assiduously to convince greens to "offer up concessions on subsidies for nuclear power and the opening of addition US coastlines to offshore oil drilled." Obama writes this with gratitude and admiration, naturally, and was probably all the recommendation Biden need to tap Kerry as his "climate czar."
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Roaming Charges: Let's Get Small
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
One of the most useful things about Obama's memoir is that he reminds who some of the people now being recycled into the Biden administration really are. John Kerry, for example, who Obama describes as working assiduously to convince greens to "offer up concessions on subsidies for nuclear power and the opening of addition US coastlines to offshore oil drilled." Obama writes this with gratitude and admiration, naturally, and was probably all the recommendation Biden need to tap Kerry as his "climate czar."
counterpunch.org/2020/12/04/roaming-char…

"You Alone Can Save His Life": Snowden Urges Trump to Pardon Assange
Andrea Germanos | theantimedia.com | 2020-12-04
He's right, you know..
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"You Alone Can Save His Life": Snowden Urges Trump to Pardon Assange
Andrea Germanos | theantimedia.com | 2020-12-04
He's right, you know..
theantimedia.com/you-alone-can-save-his-…

Friday 12/11: Zoe Lofgren Support US HR 1175/1162: Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden
Bay Action 2 Free Assange | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Zoe Lofgren's Congressional Office | 635 North First Street | San Jose, CA 95112…
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Friday 12/11: Zoe Lofgren Support US HR 1175/1162: Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden
Bay Action 2 Free Assange | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Zoe Lofgren's Congressional Office | 635 North First Street | San Jose, CA 95112…
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Jab Me if You Can: How Political Endorsements Defeat Vaccinations
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Will they ever learn? When former US Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton announced that they would publicly take a vaccine against COVID-19, National Public Radio seemed impressed. "Who better to promote a product than a …
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Bolivarian soccer genius–Argentinian Diego Maradona °Presente!
| workers.org | 2020-12-04
By Danny Shaw and William Camacaro The slightly edited article first appeared on popularresistance.org/ on Nov. 27. The fighting peoples of the world lost a humble legend on Nov. 25. Diego Armando Maradona was 60 years old. Arguably the greatest soccer player to ever grace the pitches, the spirited striker . . . | Continue reading Bolivarian soccer genius–Argentinian Diego Maradona °Presente! at Workers.org
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Against the Center: the Past and Future of Donald Trump
Jeffrey Sommers | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
The 2020 United States presidential election is both over, and yet isn't. Donald Trump lost. Yet, on two scores the election is not done. One is that there are the tailwinds that propelled Trump forward. They continue blowing with no headwinds forecasted. The second is that Trump will not concede defeat. Though he will eventually…
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Martyred Missionaries: The Lives and Legacies of Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, Ita Ford, and Dorothy Kazel
Brett Wilkins | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
On the night of December 2, 1980, Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, Ita Ford, and Dorothy Kazel, Catholic missionaries from the United States, were kidnapped, beaten, raped, and murdered by a U.S.-backed death squad while working to help the poor and oppressed people of El Salvador. In their lives, work, and tragic, untimely deaths, the women…
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Free Alabama Movement calls 'economic blackout' on prison system
Devin C | workers.org | 2020-12-04
Occupied Muscogee Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee, Shawnee, Yuchi lands The Free Alabama Movement, led primarily by Black men who are incarcerated in the state of Alabama, has declared a 30-day economic blackout — a boycott of for-profit prison services and a work strike — to protest inhumane conditions at prisons across . . . | Continue reading Free Alabama Movement calls 'economic blackout' on prison system at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/12/52911/?utm_source=rs…

UK's Times newspaper pays £30,000 in damages to Cage over false story
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
UK's Times newspaper pays £30,000 in damages to Cage over false story | Advocacy organisation also receives apology following publication of article that claimed it supported Reading knife attacks suspect | MEE staff | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 11: 53 | 'This will not be the last time The Times uses its pages to generate more hostility towards Muslim activists,' said Begg (Screengrab) | The Times newspaper has agreed to…
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"Everyone Knows What Happens Here to Girls": the Plight the Children of Mumbai's Sex Workers During the COVID Lockdown
Aakanksha | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
This is hell This is a swirling vortex This is an ugly agony This is pain wearing a dancer's anklets… — From Namdeo Dhasal's poem 'Kamathipura' The always bustling road had gone quiet for the first time in many years. But the women living there could not stay away from work for too long. Rents…
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Thursday 12/17: Bill of Rights Day 2020 Celebration Webinar w/ ACLU NorCal
ACLU Northern California | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Online via Zoom…
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Monday 12/21: Homeless Persons Memorial
Keith McHenry | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
100 Laurel St, Santa Cruz…
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Attacks on LGBTQ2S+ youth continue in Florida
Devin C | workers.org | 2020-12-04
Occupied Seminole/Calusa/Taino land — South Florida On Nov. 20 the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in favor of reactionary conversion therapists, striking down previous bans on conversion therapy in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, Fla. Conversion therapy, aimed primarily at LGBTQ2S+ youth, is a term that . . . | Continue reading Attacks on LGBTQ2S+ youth continue in Florida at Workers.org
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Facts About COVID-19
Swiss Propaganda Research | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Fully referenced facts about covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a realistic risk assessment. (Regular updates below). | "The only means to fight the plague is honesty." (Albert Camus, 1947) | *** | Overview: | Lethality: | …
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New head of UK equality watchdog opposed efforts to define Islamophobia
Simon Hooper | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
New head of UK equality watchdog opposed efforts to define Islamophobia | Baroness Falkner, named this week as chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, has hosted parliamentary events for the neoconservative Henry Jackson Society | Simon Hooper | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 14: 40 | Kishwer Falkner has said that Islamophobia should not be treated as a separate form of racism (Creative Commons) | The new chair of the…
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Third of families on benefits will rely on charity food this Christmas — survey
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-12-04
More than a third of families on benefits will rely on food provided by charities this Christmas, research suggests.Cut back Christmas: A survey for Save the Children found that 37% of families receiving Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit will rely on food parcels or meals handed out by charities. Almost two-thirds (65%) say they will have to cut back on essentials like food and heating to cover the cost of Christmas.Half of the 1,000 families surveyed said they are worried about being able to afford presents for their children this year.This has left them feeling ashamed, depressed and like "failures a…
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Injecting Liquidity into the Real Economy: Why the Federal Reserve Needs Public Banks
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
The Fed's policy tools — interest rate manipulation, quantitative easing, and "Special Purpose Vehicles" — have all failed to revive local economies suffering from government-mandated shutdowns. The Fed must rely on private banks to inject credit into Main Street, and …
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Why the Fed Needs Public Banks
Ellen Brown | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-04
The Fed's policy tools — interest rate manipulation, quantitative easing, and "Special Purpose Vehicles" — have all failed to revive local economies suffering from government-mandated shutdowns. The Fed must rely on private banks to inject credit into Main Street, and private banks are currently unable or unwilling to do it. The tools the Fed actually …
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Saturday 12/5: Second Annual Medical Symposium on Health Effects of Oil & Gas Industry
Physicians for Social Responsibility | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Virtual conference (FREE)…
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Prison Strikers Suspend Starvation, Continue Work Strike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
Corcoran, CA – CDCr's negligent and careless response to the COVID-19 outbreak at CSATF has now killed at least three people. Active cases at the prison continue to hover near 1000 and now over half of the facility has contracted the disease. Guards and staff members are still failing to follow safety protocols and continue to move people around the facility creating more and more exposure. | The hunger strikers in D have decided to suspend their starvation in order to recover their health for an ongoing fight.
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As Israel heads to elections, nothing is different but everything has changed
Meron Rapoport | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
As Israel heads to elections, nothing is different but everything has changed | Netanyahu is looking strong as his latest government collapses around him. But fundamental shifts in society mean voters are more polarised than ever | Meron Rapoport | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 09: 01 | Israelis from the Centres For Social Justice wearing masks of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gant…
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Why Venezuela's National Assembly elections matter
Federico Fuentes | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
Venezuelans are set to vote in elections like no other in the country's recent history when they go to the polls to elect a new National Assembly (AN) on December 6…
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Priti Patel is furious that campaigners are daring to challenge deportation flights
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-12-04
Home secretary Priti Patel has called comments from campaigners who linked the deportation of Black people to Jamaica "deeply offensive" because they linked it to the Windrush scandal. Said scandal involved the deportation of Black people to Jamaica.The government has defended the action as it claims those deported are criminals with no right to be in the UK. Campaigners argue there should be no deportations until "justice has been delivered for all Commonwealth Windrush victims".Thirteen prisoners were deported to Jamaica in a flight on 2 December, but lawyers successfully moved to have another 23 removed from t…
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Namibian Rà∂ssing Mine Workers Face Covid-19 & Attacks From State Owned China State Owners
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Namibian Rà∂ssing mine workers face the Covid-19 pandemic & attacks from state owned China National Uranium Corporation Limited. They have tried to intimidate and bribe union leaders and also have fired the Namibian Miner's Union Rà∂ssing Union branch.
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Selected Articles: Artificial Intelligence and the Trajectory of Human Civilization
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Australian Court Upholds Sacking of Academic for Criticising US and Israeli Militarism | By Mike Head, December 04 2020 | The ruling backed the University of Sydney's February 2019 dismissal of Dr. Tim Anderson, an economics department senior lecturer, prim…
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UK and Russia announce start of COVID-19 vaccinations from next week
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-04
Raising hopes for an early victory against COVID-19, Russian president Vladimir Putin on December 2, Wednesday, announced mass voluntary vaccination in Russia starting next week. Russia became the second country to declare such a move after the UK announced similar measures earlier in the day. | The UK health ministry said in a statement that it has accepted the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and approved Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for use. Prime minister Boris Johnson proclaimed the same in a television address to the nation. | UK PM Boris Jo…
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Status Quo Ante and the Return to Normal
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
People in Geneva and around the world are hoping that the presidency of Joseph R. Biden Jr. will return the United States to the way it was before the presidency of Donald Trump. According to this popular narrative, multilateralism will flourish with renewed American leadership. The four years of the Trump administration, it is said,…
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England's GPs 'Left in the Dark' over COVID Vaccine Rollout
James Cusick | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
England's GPs, who are expected to play a pivotal role in the roll out of coronavirus vaccines, say they are in the dark about how exactly they will fit into the government's plans, according to the British Medical Association (BMA)….
globalresearch.ca/gp-covid-vaccine-rollo…

Venezuela Wins Simply By Holding An Election
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
On December 6, the Venezuelan people will vote for a new National Assembly. Ordinarily, there is nothing unusual about this, nor would this be newsworthy outside Venezuela. Ever since the election of Hugo Chávez to the presidency in 1998, the Venezuelan people have been used to more than one national election each year (this legislative election is the 25th in 21 years); these have been the presidential elections, the legislative elections, and the referendums to strengthen the 1999 Constitution. On the surface, this is just another one of these elections that has served to deepen the meaning of democracy in Vene…
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House Hearing: Wall Street Gets Bailed Out by Fed; Main Street Gets Sold Out
Pam Martens, Russ Martens | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
Sparks were flying throughout yesterday's House Financial Services Committee hearing. After Fed Chair Jerome Powell and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin appeared before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, they were grilled for 2 more hours yesterday by members of the House Financial Services Committee. The atmosphere was far less cordial than the prior day,…
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House Hearing: Wall Street Gets Bailed Out by Fed; Main Street Gets Sold Out
Pam Martens, Russ Martens | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
Sparks were flying throughout yesterday's House Financial Services Committee hearing. After Fed Chair Jerome Powell and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin appeared before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, they were grilled for 2 more hours yesterday by members of the House Financial Services Committee. The atmosphere was far less cordial than the prior day,…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/04/house-hearin…

Extinction Rebellion Brought Love, Police Brought Rage
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
Extinction Rebellion WA (XR) hit the streets with a Festival of Love and Rage on November 28 with a message to the Western Australia Premier: act on the climate emergency like you dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. | Labor Premier Mark McGowan has ignored pressure to open WA's borders, applying a strict quarantine policy. There have been no cases of community spread in several months. | By contrast, the government's response to the climate crisis has been lacking in science. | Since lifting the state's moratorium on fracking in 2018, McGowan has given the go-ahead to several huge shale and tight gas projects throu…
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This Week's Most Popular Articles
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ILO survey reveals COVID-19 impact on Bangladeshi women garment workers
wsws.org | 2020-12-04
COVID-19 continues to rage through the country with the number of infections climbing to almost 470,000 and the death toll at 6,713.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/04/bang…

New investigation reveals terrible conditions for UK asylum seekers held in ex-military barracks
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2020-12-04
Over 400 UK asylum seekers are being 'accommodated' in conditions said to be unsanitary, overcrowded, and degrading, according to a new report by Shadia Edwards-Dashti for RT. | 'Worse we than anticipated': | In Napier Barracks | Asylum seekers reach boiling point, Edwards-Dashti reports from Folkestone, Kent where a former military housing block has been repurposed. Asylum seekers told the journalist, at times on condition of anonymity, that the beds are infested with bugs, residents have been self-harming, and that they are only permitted to leave the facility…
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Prison Strikers Suspend Starvation, Continue Work Strike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
Corcoran, CA – CDCr's negligent and careless response to the COVID-19 outbreak at CSATF has now killed at least three people. Active cases at the prison continue to hover near 1000 and now over half of the facility has contracted the disease. Guards and staff members are still failing to follow safety protocols and continue to move people around the facility creating more and more exposure. | The hunger strikers in D have decided to suspend their starvation in order to recover their health for an ongoing fight.
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Thursday 12/17: End Violence Against Sex Workers: Decriminalization, Justice & Compensation
US Prostitutes Collective | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Zoom details sent day of Event RSVP @ bit.ly/usprosd17 get link.
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Extinction Rebellion Brought Love, Police Brought Rage
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
Extinction Rebellion WA (XR) hit the streets with a Festival of Love and Rage on November 28 with a message to the Western Australia Premier: act on the climate emergency like you dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. | Labor Premier Mark McGowan has ignored pressure to open WA's borders, applying a strict quarantine policy. There have been no cases of community spread in several months. | By contrast, the government's response to the climate crisis has been lacking in science. | Since lifting the state's moratorium on fracking in 2018, McGowan has given the go-ahead to several huge shale and tight gas projects throu…
popularresistance.org/extinction-rebelli…

Against the Center: the Past and Future of Donald Trump
Jeffrey Sommers | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
The 2020 United States presidential election is both over, and yet isn't. Donald Trump lost. Yet, on two scores the election is not done. One is that there are the tailwinds that propelled Trump forward. They continue blowing with no headwinds forecasted. The second is that Trump will not concede defeat. Though he will eventually…
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Neoliberal Nightmare in Ecuador
Yanis Iqbal | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
Ecuador is currently in a period characterized by immense class tensions…
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As Israel heads to elections, nothing is different but everything has changed
Meron Rapoport | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
As Israel heads to elections, nothing is different but everything has changed | Netanyahu is looking strong as his latest government collapses around him. But fundamental shifts in society mean voters are more polarised than ever | Meron Rapoport | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 09: 01 | Israelis from the Centres For Social Justice wearing masks of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gant…
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Proof Against Sophistry, India's Farmers Demand a Simple but Truthful Commitment in Writing
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
The time has come when the theatrics of artful dissembling comes to be seen for what it is — theatrics unconnected to reality…
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Thursday 12/3: Rock the Runoff! Virtual Concert Fundraiser to #GOTV in Georgia
Fair Fight | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Online event…
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Turkey: US sanctions over S-400s to be mandatory in new defence bill
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
Turkey: US sanctions over S-400s to be mandatory in new defence bill | The $740bn annual US defence spending legislation will oblige the White House to select from a list of sanctions | MEE and agencies | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 09: 37 | Russia delivered the S-400 ground-to-air systems last year and Turkey has tested them as recently as October (Reuters) | Turkey's lira slipped on Friday after US lawmakers include…
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No Escape from Our Techno-Feudal World
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
This article was originally published on Asia Times. | The political economy of the Digital Age remains virtually terra incognita. In Techno-Feudalism, published three months ago in France (no English translation yet), Cedric Durand, an economist at the Sorbonne, …
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United Nations Removes Marijuana From List Of Most Dangerous Drugs
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
A United Nations panel has voted to remove medical cannabis from a list of dangerous drugs. | In the Wednesday vote, the Commission for Narcotic Drugs voted on several World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations related to cannabis. Among them was a recommendation that the drug be stricken from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The list currently puts cannabis alongside drugs like heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. | While the vote will not have any immediate or binding effect on international cannabis laws, it will open doors for reforms that use such international agreements as guideli…
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UK and Russia announce start of COVID-19 vaccinations from next week
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-04
Raising hopes for an early victory against COVID-19, Russian president Vladimir Putin on December 2, Wednesday, announced mass voluntary vaccination in Russia starting next week. Russia became the second country to declare such a move after the UK announced similar measures earlier in the day. | The UK health ministry said in a statement that it has accepted the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and approved Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for use. Prime minister Boris Johnson proclaimed the same in a television address to the nation. | UK PM Boris Jo…
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WW Commentary/Harm reduction, not jails!
Princess Harmony | workers.org | 2020-12-04
In addressing addiction, harm reduction comes in many forms. Some include drug decriminalization, safe injection sites, spreading of Narcan and other forms of naloxone, distribution of medicines for medication assisted treatment along with pure drugs, fentanyl test kits, distribution of clean needles, and the diversion of methadone and buprenorphine. We . . . | Continue reading WW Commentary/Harm reduction, not jails! at Workers.org
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Venezuela Wins Simply By Holding An Election
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
On December 6, the Venezuelan people will vote for a new National Assembly. Ordinarily, there is nothing unusual about this, nor would this be newsworthy outside Venezuela. Ever since the election of Hugo Chávez to the presidency in 1998, the Venezuelan people have been used to more than one national election each year (this legislative election is the 25th in 21 years); these have been the presidential elections, the legislative elections, and the referendums to strengthen the 1999 Constitution. On the surface, this is just another one of these elections that has served to deepen the meaning of democracy in Vene…
popularresistance.org/venezuela-wins-sim…

Remembering Leslie Feinberg — trans warrior, communist revolutionary
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-12-04
Six years since hir passing on Nov. 15, 2014, Leslie Feinberg's presence is still unshakable. Leslie Feinberg with Workers World Party founding members Dorothy Ballan and Sam Marcy in 1991. The struggle against oppressions that stem from capitalism rages on. That struggle for liberation has literally been pushed forward by . . . | Continue reading Remembering Leslie Feinberg — trans warrior, communist revolutionary at Workers.org
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Every Major Bank Has Now Ruled Out Funding Arctic Drilling
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
We got another one. On Monday evening, Bank of America said that it will no longer finance fossil fuel exploration in the Arctic, joining Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Chase, Wells Fargo, and CitiBank, which all announced similar policies this year. That means no major U.S. bank will fund oil and gas production in the region anymore. | The news follows years of public pressure from climate organizers for companies to stop enabling Arctic drilling. The movement heated up since last fall when a coalition launched Stop the Money Pipeline, a campaign to call out Wall Street firms' role in particular.
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Tenants Demand Landlords Sign 'Cancel Rent' Contracts As Evictions Loom
Tenant and Neighborhood Councils | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Tenant union raises cancel rent calls to landlord association.
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"Operation Condor": The CIA's Secret Global War Against Latin America's Left
Branko Marcetic | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Forty-five years ago, under a cloak of secrecy, Operation Condor was officially launched: a global campaign of violent repression against the Latin American left by the region's quasi-fascist military dictatorships. The US government not only knew about the program — …
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England's GPs 'Left in the Dark' over COVID Vaccine Rollout
James Cusick | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
England's GPs, who are expected to play a pivotal role in the roll out of coronavirus vaccines, say they are in the dark about how exactly they will fit into the government's plans, according to the British Medical Association (BMA)….
globalresearch.ca/gp-covid-vaccine-rollo…

Thursday 12/3: Power to the People: How to Win Back Our Democracy w/ PFAW
People for the American Way | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Online via Zoom…
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This Week's Most Popular Articles
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
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Australian Court Upholds Sacking of Academic for Criticising US and Israeli Militarism
Mike Head | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-12-04
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The Death and Resurrection of a "Cult" Poet
Ishmael Reed | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
A few years ago, the most powerful Black editor in New York asked me to submit outlines for two books he wanted to publish. I went one better. I submitted two manuscripts. He told me that the salespeople rejected them because "they'd only win prizes and critical acclaim." Judging by trends in Black literature, the…
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More than half of Yemeni population likely to face acute food insecurity by mid-2021: UN agencies
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-04
UN agencies have emphasized that an end to the Saudi-led war in Yemen is the only long-term solution for ending the food insecurity in the country…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/04/more-than…

US Slaps More Sanctions on Iran, Claiming Tehran Has Secret Chemical Weapons
Dave DeCamp | theantimedia.com | 2020-12-04
Iraq used chemical weapons against Iran in 1980s war while receiving support from the US.
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Ola Bini's pre-trial hearings suspended for two weeks
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-04
The hearings are set to resume on December 16, but without any observers. Ola Bini, a digital privacy rights activist and software developer, was arrested in April 2019…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/04/ola-binis…

Thai activists stage creative protest
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-04
Thailand's royal excesses were mercilessly parodied in street theatre in Sydney, reports Peter Boyle.
greenleft.org.au/content/thai-activists-…

Death of a Liberal and Black Lives Matter
Tony McKenna | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
The criminalization of black people had been shaped as a clear strategy on the part of the state to target and cripple expressions of popular power, to coerce labour along explicitly racial and class lines, while facilitating the enrichment of an elite which — ever more parasitical — grew bloated and septic having gorged itself on such unremitting suffering. It is in this context that the horror of what had happened to George Floyd forms a link in a chain of systematic oppression and mass murder.
counterpunch.org/2020/12/04/death-of-a-l…

Earth to Portland: Dispatch from the Nation's Problem Child
Tom H. Hastings | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
It's time for us to show the world that Portland is a town of peace warriors. Let's practice activism that everyone can participate in, including our children. This world is theirs to inherit–let's make our streets safe for them again.
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Trying to Repair a Room in a House Still Burning
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
74 million Americans voted for Donald J. Trump in the 2020 election with a turnout of close to 67% of all eligible voters, the largest in over a century. Although Biden attracted some 80 million votes it seems clear that the driving passion to come out and vote had Trump at the center. Passionate Trump…
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Gamil Means No
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-04
Young Gomeroi leaders led a passionate protest in opposition to Santos' plan to drill 850 coal seam gas wells on their Country in north-west NSW, reports Zebedee Parkes.
greenleft.org.au/content/gamil-means-no

Thursday 12/17: Bill of Rights Day 2020 Celebration Webinar w/ ACLU NorCal
ACLU Northern California | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Online via Zoom…
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Engels against reformism in Germany and France
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-12-04
Friedrich Engels was born 200 years ago today. Modern reformists like to cite Engels as an authority. But until his very last day, Engels fought against reformist ideas and for revolutionary principles.
mronline.org/2020/12/04/119739/?utm_sour…

Namibian Rà∂ssing Mine Workers Face Covid-19 & Attacks From State Owned China State Owners
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Namibian Rà∂ssing mine workers face the Covid-19 pandemic & attacks from state owned China National Uranium Corporation Limited. They have tried to intimidate and bribe union leaders and also have fired the Namibian Miner's Union Rà∂ssing Union branch.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/03/1883878…

UK Labour Party suspends senior member of left-wing Jewish group
Direnc Balik | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
UK Labour Party suspends senior member of left-wing Jewish group | Action comes after Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi said she was 'uncomfortable' at other party members being suspended over accusations of antisemitism | Direnc Balik | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 11: 03 | A still of Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi speaking to the LBC radio station (screengrab) | The UK Labour Party has suspended a senior member of the Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL) group after a meeting in which she said she was "uncomfortable" with seeing fellow members suspended over accusations of antisemitism. | Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi made the comments at a meeting of th…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-labour-sen…

Tuesday 12/8: COVID-19 Misinformation: Understanding & Seeking Truth During a Pandemic (UC Berkeley)
UBDDSP | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Online via livestream…
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Erdogan says France needs to get rid of Macron
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
Erdogan says France needs to get rid of Macron | Turkish President slams French counterpart over his intervention in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict | Ragip Soylu | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 13: 46 | French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey at a Nato summit in Watford, near London, December 2019. (AFP) | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued his personal attacks against his Fren…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/france-needs-…

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, and the Trajectory of Human Civilization
Prof. Ruel F. Pepa | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
"I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted." — Alan Turing…
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"We have delegated our moral judgment to the markets"
Michael Sandel | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
"Yes, we can" was a call to solidarity and common goals. The legend that everyone in America can rise as high as their talents can carry them goes back to Ronald Reagan. Access to education should not be a substitute for policies that directly address the roots of inequality and the dignity of work.
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Green growth vs degrowth: are we missing the point?
Beth Stratford | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
It's time to stop talking past each other and unite against the real enemies of environmental justice…
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UK Labour Party suspends senior member of left-wing Jewish group
Direnc Balik | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
UK Labour Party suspends senior member of left-wing Jewish group | Action comes after Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi said she was 'uncomfortable' at other party members being suspended over accusations of antisemitism | Direnc Balik | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 11: 03 | A still of Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi speaking to the LBC radio station (screengrab) | The UK Labour Party has suspended a senior member of the Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL) group after a meeting in which she said she was "uncomfortable" with seeing fellow members suspended over accusations of antisemitism. | Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi made the comments at a meeting of th…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-labour-sen…

Turkey: US sanctions over S-400s to be mandatory in new defence bill
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
Turkey: US sanctions over S-400s to be mandatory in new defence bill | The $740bn annual US defence spending legislation will oblige the White House to select from a list of sanctions | MEE and agencies | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 09: 37 | Russia delivered the S-400 ground-to-air systems last year and Turkey has tested them as recently as October (Reuters) | Turkey's lira slipped on Friday after US lawmakers include…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-us-san…

Twisting light and COVID treatment: News from the College
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-12-04
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.
imperial.ac.uk/news/210073/twisting-light-covid-treatment-news-from

Remembering Leslie Feinberg — trans warrior, communist revolutionary
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-12-04
Six years since hir passing on Nov. 15, 2014, Leslie Feinberg's presence is still unshakable. Leslie Feinberg with Workers World Party founding members Dorothy Ballan and Sam Marcy in 1991. The struggle against oppressions that stem from capitalism rages on. That struggle for liberation has literally been pushed forward by . . . | Continue reading Remembering Leslie Feinberg — trans warrior, communist revolutionary at Workers.org
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Injecting Liquidity into the Real Economy: Why the Federal Reserve Needs Public Banks
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
The Fed's policy tools — interest rate manipulation, quantitative easing, and "Special Purpose Vehicles" — have all failed to revive local economies suffering from government-mandated shutdowns. The Fed must rely on private banks to inject credit into Main Street, and …
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How 800 Families Descended From Slaves Could Be Pushed Out by a Bolsonaro-U.S. Base Deal in Brazil
Daniel Giovanaz | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
Antonio Marcos Diniz was only 13 years old when his family was forced to leave their home near Brazil's Atlantic coast in 1983. Along with 311 other families, they had to move 60 kilometers west to Agrovila Peru so that the government could build the Alcântara Launch Center (CLA), in Maranhà£o, in northeastern Brazil. Today, at the…
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Why the Fed Needs Public Banks
Ellen Brown | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-04
The Fed's policy tools — interest rate manipulation, quantitative easing, and "Special Purpose Vehicles" — have all failed to revive local economies suffering from government-mandated shutdowns. The Fed must rely on private banks to inject credit into Main Street, and private banks are currently unable or unwilling to do it. The tools the Fed actually …
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Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, and the Trajectory of Human Civilization
Prof. Ruel F. Pepa | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
"I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted." — Alan Turing…
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"We have delegated our moral judgment to the markets"
Michael Sandel | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
"Yes, we can" was a call to solidarity and common goals. The legend that everyone in America can rise as high as their talents can carry them goes back to Ronald Reagan. Access to education should not be a substitute for policies that directly address the roots of inequality and the dignity of work.
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"Operation Condor": The CIA's Secret Global War Against Latin America's Left
Branko Marcetic | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Forty-five years ago, under a cloak of secrecy, Operation Condor was officially launched: a global campaign of violent repression against the Latin American left by the region's quasi-fascist military dictatorships. The US government not only knew about the program — …
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Gamil Means No
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-04
Young Gomeroi leaders led a passionate protest in opposition to Santos' plan to drill 850 coal seam gas wells on their Country in north-west NSW, reports Zebedee Parkes.
greenleft.org.au/content/gamil-means-no

UK's Times newspaper pays £30,000 in damages to Cage over false story
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
UK's Times newspaper pays £30,000 in damages to Cage over false story | Advocacy organisation also receives apology following publication of article that claimed it supported Reading knife attacks suspect | MEE staff | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 11: 53 | 'This will not be the last time The Times uses its pages to generate more hostility towards Muslim activists,' said Begg (Screengrab) | The Times newspaper has agreed to…
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Proof Against Sophistry, India's Farmers Demand a Simple but Truthful Commitment in Writing
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
The time has come when the theatrics of artful dissembling comes to be seen for what it is — theatrics unconnected to reality…
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Book Review: 'The Myth And Propaganda Of Black Buying Power'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
Dr. Jared A. Ball's new book, "The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power" explains the history of the black "buying power" canard. It is a commercial and political propaganda tool for the black political class, a cudgel to blame people for their own poverty, and a means of disappearing any critique of capitalism. | Black Americans are besieged by many facetious notions which claim to bring them progress. One of the most pervasive and insidious is the myth of "buying power." We are told that we have $1 trillion that could be harnessed if only we spent money more wisely or saved more or were better educated abo…
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United Nations Removes Marijuana From List Of Most Dangerous Drugs
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
A United Nations panel has voted to remove medical cannabis from a list of dangerous drugs. | In the Wednesday vote, the Commission for Narcotic Drugs voted on several World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations related to cannabis. Among them was a recommendation that the drug be stricken from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The list currently puts cannabis alongside drugs like heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. | While the vote will not have any immediate or binding effect on international cannabis laws, it will open doors for reforms that use such international agreements as guideli…
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Tuesday 12/8: COVID-19 Misinformation: Understanding & Seeking Truth During a Pandemic (UC Berkeley)
UBDDSP | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Online via livestream…
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Priti Patel is furious that campaigners are daring to challenge deportation flights
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-12-04
Home secretary Priti Patel has called comments from campaigners who linked the deportation of Black people to Jamaica "deeply offensive" because they linked it to the Windrush scandal. Said scandal involved the deportation of Black people to Jamaica.The government has defended the action as it claims those deported are criminals with no right to be in the UK. Campaigners argue there should be no deportations until "justice has been delivered for all Commonwealth Windrush victims".Thirteen prisoners were deported to Jamaica in a flight on 2 December, but lawyers successfully moved to have another 23 removed from t…
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Neoliberal Nightmare in Ecuador
Yanis Iqbal | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
Ecuador is currently in a period characterized by immense class tensions…
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Ola Bini's pre-trial hearings suspended for two weeks
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-04
The hearings are set to resume on December 16, but without any observers. Ola Bini, a digital privacy rights activist and software developer, was arrested in April 2019…
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Status Quo Ante and the Return to Normal
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
People in Geneva and around the world are hoping that the presidency of Joseph R. Biden Jr. will return the United States to the way it was before the presidency of Donald Trump. According to this popular narrative, multilateralism will flourish with renewed American leadership. The four years of the Trump administration, it is said,…
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Chinese water deer introduced to UK may be valuable to restoring numbers in Asia
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-12-04
Researchers have found Chinese water deer populations in the UK might be able to supplement declining populations in their native range in East Asia.
imperial.ac.uk/news/210193/chinese-water-deer-introduced-uk-valuable

US Struggles for Relevance in Southeast Asia
Tony Cartalucci | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-12-04
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Wet'suwet'en Call On Province To Close Pipeline Work Camps
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
Members of the Wet'suwet'en Nation are calling on B.C.'s public health officer to shut down work camps operating on their territory as COVID-19 numbers rise in northern B.C. | In an open letter to Dr. Bonnie Henry signed by 22 Ts'ako ze', or female chiefs, the women express "grave concern" over continued construction of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline through the region. | Three work camps currently house close to 700 people on Wet'suwet'en territory, according to the pipeline builder's November update.
popularresistance.org/wetsuweten-call-on…

Eisenhower's Ghost Haunts Biden's Foreign Policy Team
Nicolas J S Davies | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
In his first words as President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said, "we have to proceed with equal measures of humility and confidence." Many around the world will welcome this promise of humility from the new administration, and Americans should too. Biden's foreign policy team will also need a special kind of confidence to confront the most serious…
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Eisenhower's Ghost Haunts Biden's Foreign Policy Team
Nicolas J S Davies | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
In his first words as President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said, "we have to proceed with equal measures of humility and confidence." Many around the world will welcome this promise of humility from the new administration, and Americans should too. Biden's foreign policy team will also need a special kind of confidence to confront the most serious…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/04/eisenhowers-…

We Are Grass. We Grow on Everything
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-12-03
Around 250 million people across India joined the general strike on 26 November, making it the largest strike in world history…
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We Are Grass. We Grow on Everything
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-12-03
Around 250 million people across India joined the general strike on 26 November, making it the largest strike in world history…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/we-are-grass-we-gr…

Indian Farmers Lead Historic Strike & Protests Against Narendra Modi, Neoliberalism & Inequality
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-12-03
As COVID rages through India, which has the second-highest number of reported cases worldwide, hundreds of thousands of farmers are converging on the capital New Delhi to demand the government repeal new laws that deregulate agricultural markets, saying the reforms give major corporations power to set crop prices far below current rates and devastate the livelihoods of farmers. Agriculture is the leading source of income for more than half of India's 1.3 billion people. The farmer revolt comes as some 250 million workers across the country took part in the largest strike in history against the Modi government's n…
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Ethnic Cleansing Feared as Ethiopia Wages War on Tigray Region Amid Communication Blackout
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-12-03
The United Nations has reached a deal with Ethiopia's government to allow humanitarian access to the northern Tigray region and start providing aid. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched military action against regional forces one month ago, setting off a bloody conflict and adding to the already alarming number of displaced people and refugees in the country and neighboring nations. Ethiopia has declared victory after announcing it took control of the capital of Tigray, but the Tigray People's Liberation Front says they are continuing to fight. CNN senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir says what…
www.democracynow.org/2020/12/3/nima_elba…

A Massacre in Lagos: Nigerian Military Forced to Admit It Fired Live Rounds at Peaceful Protesters
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-12-03
A CNN investigation has exposed the Nigerian Army's role in a deadly attack on protesters in the capital city of Lagos in October, when soldiers opened fire on protesters gathered at Lekki toll gate, a key roadway and protest site. At least 12 people were killed in the massacre, which the Army initially denied, and capped weeks of demonstrations against the notorious Nigerian police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS. Senior CNN international correspondent Nima Elbagir says the massacre "had a chilling effect" on the protest movement and enraged many Nigerians. "We kept hearing from these famil…
www.democracynow.org/2020/12/3/nima_elba…

Ethnic Cleansing Feared as Ethiopia Wages War on Tigray Region Amid Communication Blackout
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-12-03
The United Nations has reached a deal with Ethiopia's government to allow humanitarian access to the northern Tigray region and start providing aid. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched military action against regional forces one month ago, setting off a bloody conflict and adding to the already alarming number of displaced people and refugees in the country and neighboring nations. Ethiopia has declared victory after announcing it took control of the capital of Tigray, but the Tigray People's Liberation Front says they are continuing to fight. CNN senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir says what…
www.democracynow.org/2020/12/3/nima_elba…

A Massacre in Lagos: Nigerian Military Forced to Admit It Fired Live Rounds at Peaceful Protesters
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-12-03
A CNN investigation has exposed the Nigerian Army's role in a deadly attack on protesters in the capital city of Lagos in October, when soldiers opened fire on protesters gathered at Lekki toll gate, a key roadway and protest site. At least 12 people were killed in the massacre, which the Army initially denied, and capped weeks of demonstrations against the notorious Nigerian police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS. Senior CNN international correspondent Nima Elbagir says the massacre "had a chilling effect" on the protest movement and enraged many Nigerians. "We kept hearing from these famil…
www.democracynow.org/2020/12/3/nima_elba…

Friday 12/4: State & Local Advocacy Strategies During Covid-19 to Aid Immigrants, Undocumented, & DACA
United We Dream | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Online webniar…
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Friday 12/4: State & Local Advocacy Strategies During Covid-19 to Aid Immigrants, Undocumented, & DACA
United We Dream | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Online webniar…
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Are "net-zero" emissions a smoke screen?
Paul Jay | mronline.org | 2020-12-03
Peter Carter of the Climate Emergency Institute says "net zero" carbon emissions by 2050 and targeting 2 degrees warming are a recipe for runaway climate catastrophe. On theAnalysis.news podcast with Paul Jay.
mronline.org/2020/12/03/are-net-zero-emi…

Censorship in the Biden Era
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
The corporate media have joined the incoming administration in deciding what we can and cannot see and hear. | Ever since Donald Trump was elected president in 2016 the country has been warned about the dangers of fascism. It isn't difficult …
globalresearch.ca/censorship-biden-era/5…

Censorship in the Biden Era
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
The corporate media have joined the incoming administration in deciding what we can and cannot see and hear. | Ever since Donald Trump was elected president in 2016 the country has been warned about the dangers of fascism. It isn't difficult …
globalresearch.ca/censorship-biden-era/5…

Iran welcomes return of stability to Afghanistan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-12-03
TEHRAN, Dec. 03 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says Tehran welcomes the new agreement between Taliban and Afghanistan government.
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Moving Past Apartheid: One-State is not Ideal Justice, but It is Just and Possible
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
Once again, Europe's top diplomats expressed their 'deep concern' regarding Israel's ongoing illegal settlement expansion, again evoking the maxim that Israeli actions "threaten the viability of the two-state solution". This position was communicated by EU Foreign Affairs Chief, Josep Borrell, on November 19, during a video-conference with Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Maliki. All Israeli…
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Moving Past Apartheid: One-State is not Ideal Justice, but It is Just and Possible
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
Once again, Europe's top diplomats expressed their 'deep concern' regarding Israel's ongoing illegal settlement expansion, again evoking the maxim that Israeli actions "threaten the viability of the two-state solution". This position was communicated by EU Foreign Affairs Chief, Josep Borrell, on November 19, during a video-conference with Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Maliki. All Israeli…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/03/moving-past-…

'You Alone Can Save His Life': Edward Snowden Urges Trump to Pardon Julian Assange
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-12-03
"Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency during your time in office, please: free Julian Assange," the NSA whistleblower tweeted. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Decolonizing Thanksgiving And Supporting Indigenous Peoples
Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-03
This week, as some people in the United States celebrated the mythical 'Thanksgiving' dinner, Indigenous Peoples held a National Day of Mourning and continued their resistance to defend the land and water. As Native American, Matt Remle, writes: Despite colonial efforts to exterminate, terminate, relocate, and assimilate Indigenous populations, Native communities continue to resist efforts …
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Decolonizing Thanksgiving And Supporting Indigenous Peoples
Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-03
This week, as some people in the United States celebrated the mythical 'Thanksgiving' dinner, Indigenous Peoples held a National Day of Mourning and continued their resistance to defend the land and water. As Native American, Matt Remle, writes: Despite colonial efforts to exterminate, terminate, relocate, and assimilate Indigenous populations, Native communities continue to resist efforts …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/12/decolonizing-…

Is Trump Right? Was Election 2020 Rigged?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Rigged Election 2020 wasn't the first time it happened in America. | Throughout US history, it occurred time and again at the federal, state and local levels. | "Democracy" by duopoly rule eliminates competition from independent candidates, debauching the process, assuring democracy …
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Is Trump Right? Was Election 2020 Rigged?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Rigged Election 2020 wasn't the first time it happened in America. | Throughout US history, it occurred time and again at the federal, state and local levels. | "Democracy" by duopoly rule eliminates competition from independent candidates, debauching the process, assuring democracy …
globalresearch.ca/trump-right-rigged-ele…

Saturday 12/5: Marxism in the Age of Trump
Platypus Santa Cruz | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Online Event | zoom.us/j/96939137271
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Age of capital
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2020-12-03
It was during the "age of capital," as the illustrious British historian Eric Hobsbawm aptly called it, that Marx formulated his critique of political economy.
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Age of capital
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2020-12-03
It was during the "age of capital," as the illustrious British historian Eric Hobsbawm aptly called it, that Marx formulated his critique of political economy.
mronline.org/2020/12/03/age-of-capital/?…

Palestinian student activist released from Israeli prison after 15 months
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-03
23-year-old Mays Abu Ghosh, a student of Birzeit university, was arrested by the Israeli security forces on charges of being a member of the Democratic Progressive Student Pole, a student group affiliated to the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/03/palestini…

Joint Chiefs Chairman Urges "Reality Check" as US Economy in Shambles
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-03
Jobless numbers show economy in crisis; Dems walk back pro-Palestine comments; Sudan to quit Israel deal if not de-listed as Terror Sponsor…
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Jerusalem municipality sparks controversy by renaming Damascus Gate steps
Jessica Buxbaum | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-03
Jerusalem municipality sparks controversy by renaming Damascus Gate steps | Critics denounce the move to name the area after two slain Israeli soldiers as an attempt to further erase Palestinian identity of occupied East Jerusalem's Old City | Jessica Buxbaum | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 13: 00 | A mask-clad teenager sits in front of the nearly deserted area outside the Damascus Gate in the Old City in occupied East Je…
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Palestinian student activist released from Israeli prison after 15 months
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-03
23-year-old Mays Abu Ghosh, a student of Birzeit university, was arrested by the Israeli security forces on charges of being a member of the Democratic Progressive Student Pole, a student group affiliated to the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/03/palestini…

Amid 'unprecedented' needs, UNICEF asks for $6.4 billion to help 190 million children
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, launched a $6.4 billion emergency funding appeal to reach more than 190 million children affected by humanitarian crises amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
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UN, aid groups warn US against blacklisting Yemen's Houthis
Umar A Farooq | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-03
UN, aid groups warn US against blacklisting Yemen's Houthis | Designating Houthis as terrorist organisation would have far-reaching consequences in Yemen, including halting aid work amid threat of famine | Umar A Farooq | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 18: 11 | Aid groups are operating in Yemen amid funding shortages, working to deliver as much humanitarian assistance as possible (AFP/File photo) | The United Nations is making…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-un-aid-…

Amid 'unprecedented' needs, UNICEF asks for $6.4 billion to help 190 million children
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, launched a $6.4 billion emergency funding appeal to reach more than 190 million children affected by humanitarian crises amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
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UN, aid groups warn US against blacklisting Yemen's Houthis
Umar A Farooq | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-03
UN, aid groups warn US against blacklisting Yemen's Houthis | Designating Houthis as terrorist organisation would have far-reaching consequences in Yemen, including halting aid work amid threat of famine | Umar A Farooq | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 18: 11 | Aid groups are operating in Yemen amid funding shortages, working to deliver as much humanitarian assistance as possible (AFP/File photo) | The United Nations is making…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-un-aid-…

Doctored Indignation: Australia-China Relations
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
Clay foot diplomacy is all the rage in Canberra, and the Australian government has become a solid practitioner. Having stuck its neck out across continents and seas to proclaim the need to investigate China over the origins of the novel coronavirus, the Morrison government now finds itself in the tightest of corners. Very much one…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/03/doctored-ind…

The David McBride Case: Whistleblowing, Afghanistan and Australian War Crimes
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-03
Much complaint can be had of the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry Report. It exempts political actors of responsibility for alleged atrocities and war crimes. It suggests that those in the highest echelons of the Australian Defence Forces are ignorant in incompetent innocence. It spares the desk warriors and flays the field …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/12/the-david-mcb…

The David McBride Case: Whistleblowing, Afghanistan and Australian War Crimes
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-03
Much complaint can be had of the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry Report. It exempts political actors of responsibility for alleged atrocities and war crimes. It suggests that those in the highest echelons of the Australian Defence Forces are ignorant in incompetent innocence. It spares the desk warriors and flays the field …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/12/the-david-mcb…

Protesters demand president Alejandro Giammattei's resignation in Guatemala
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-03
On November 30, thousands of Guatemalans once again hit the streets in rejection of corruption, austerity and police brutality, as well as to demand the resignation of right-wing president Alejandro Giammattei, his ministers and the members of the congress. | The Indigenous communities of Sololá department and members of various social organizations organized blockades on the Inter-American highway, which connects the capital to western Guatemala, at several points across the department to demand structural changes in the country. Indigenous people in María Tecún, San Juan Argueta and La Cuchilla, among other vil…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/03/protests-…

Indigenous sovereignty struggle on Long Island: Shinnecock Nation, allies fight back
Kevin Salvatore | liberationnews.org | 2020-12-03
The battle has focused on a highway advertising space on Shinnecock land which is important to the nation's economy, but which New York officials seek to block.
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Indigenous sovereignty struggle on Long Island: Shinnecock Nation, allies fight back
Kevin Salvatore | liberationnews.org | 2020-12-03
The battle has focused on a highway advertising space on Shinnecock land which is important to the nation's economy, but which New York officials seek to block.
liberationnews.org/indigenous-sovereignt…

Yemen: Trump Is Showering Saudi Arabia with Last-Minute Gifts
Ahmed AbdulKareem | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
While the administration of Donald Trump readies its exit from the White House and the Middle East, Saudi Arabia's use of American diplomatic cover and weapons alike has taken on a fevered pace as the Kingdom deepens the tragedy it …
globalresearch.ca/yemen-trump-showering-…

A New Technology That Will Dangerously Expand Government Spying on Citizens
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-12-03
Jack RASMUS | If you're worried about the capability of government to conduct surveillance of citizens engaged in political assembly and protest, or even just personal activity, then you should be aware the technological capability of government surveillance is about to expand exponentially. | The US Air Force's Research Lab (yes, it has its own lab) has recently signed a contract to test new software of a company called SignalFrame, a Washington DC wireless tech company. The company's new software is able to access smartphones, and from your phone jump off to access any other wireless or bluetooth device in the…
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Venezuela, China Condemn US Sanctions Against Tech Company
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-12-03
Beijing reiterated its support for Venezuelan sovereignty.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15066

A Killing in Iran: Who Gains from Yet Another Assassination? The Role of MEK?
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
It is not often that one can agree with the pronouncements made by former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan, but his tweeted comment on the killing of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh suggesting that the incident "…was a …
globalresearch.ca/killing-iran-who-gains…

New Zealand inquiry suppresses evidence about fascist terror attack
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
The royal commission's report into the massacre of 51 people in Christchurch in March 2019 by fascist Brenton Tarrant is destined to be a whitewash, with crucial evidence being kept secret.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/roya…

New Zealand inquiry suppresses evidence about fascist terror attack
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
The royal commission's report into the massacre of 51 people in Christchurch in March 2019 by fascist Brenton Tarrant is destined to be a whitewash, with crucial evidence being kept secret.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/roya…

US, UK Governments Should Free Julian Assange
Reagan M. Sova | commondreams.org | 2020-12-03
Leaders across political divides should be pressured by the public to free Assange and defend press freedom. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US, UK Governments Should Free Julian Assange
Reagan M. Sova | commondreams.org | 2020-12-03
Leaders across political divides should be pressured by the public to free Assange and defend press freedom. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/12/03/us-uk-…

Yemen: Unchecked violations 'may amount to war crimes', Security Council hears
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
UN experts called on the Security Council on Thursday, along with the international community at large, to put an end to the "surreal and absurd dimension" of human rights violations engulfing war-torn Yemen, where abuses continue unchecked.
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Yemen: Unchecked violations 'may amount to war crimes', Security Council hears
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
UN experts called on the Security Council on Thursday, along with the international community at large, to put an end to the "surreal and absurd dimension" of human rights violations engulfing war-torn Yemen, where abuses continue unchecked.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/12/1…

Establishment journalists are piling on to smear Robert Fisk now he cannot answer back
Jonathan Cook | mronline.org | 2020-12-03
Something remarkable even by the usually dismal standards of the stenographic media blue-tick brigade has been happening in the past few days.
mronline.org/2020/12/03/establishment-jo…

The Smearing of Robert Fisk…Now That He Can't Defend Himself
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
Something remarkable even by the usually dismal standards of the stenographic media blue-tick brigade has been happening in the past few days. Leading journalists in the corporate media have suddenly felt the urgent need not only to criticise the late, much-respected foreign correspondent Robert Fisk, but to pile in against him, using the most outrageous smears imaginable. He is suddenly a fraud, a fabulist, a fantasist, a liar.
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The Smearing of Robert Fisk…Now That He Can't Defend Himself
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
Something remarkable even by the usually dismal standards of the stenographic media blue-tick brigade has been happening in the past few days. Leading journalists in the corporate media have suddenly felt the urgent need not only to criticise the late, much-respected foreign correspondent Robert Fisk, but to pile in against him, using the most outrageous smears imaginable. He is suddenly a fraud, a fabulist, a fantasist, a liar.
counterpunch.org/2020/12/03/the-smearing…

Covid-19: Gaza closing mosques and schools as virus surges
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-03
Covid-19: Gaza closing mosques and schools as virus surges | After avoiding widespread outbreak until August, when cases began to spike, death toll in Gaza has quadrupled in past month | MEE staff | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 21: 37 | Palestinian men walk past street art in Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip on 12 November (AFP/File photo) | Schools and mosques are set to close in the besieged Gaza Strip this weekend, as the Pales…
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Covid-19: Gaza closing mosques and schools as virus surges
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-03
Covid-19: Gaza closing mosques and schools as virus surges | After avoiding widespread outbreak until August, when cases began to spike, death toll in Gaza has quadrupled in past month | MEE staff | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 21: 37 | Palestinian men walk past street art in Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip on 12 November (AFP/File photo) | Schools and mosques are set to close in the besieged Gaza Strip this weekend, as the Pales…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/covid-19-gaza…

Letter from a Bournemouth Hospital frontline nurse sparks broader discussion on conditions facing NHS workers in UK
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
The letter was publicised by NHS FightBack, an initiative of the Socialist Equality Party, and then shared widely on social media, including on a number of National Health Service Facebook campaign groups.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/nurs…

The "Secret Agenda" of the So-called Elite
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Important and timely article, first published on April 10, 2020 | "The International" is the world-renowned battle song of the socialist labor movement. The English version of the original French text reads: | "Wake up, damned of this earth, who are still …
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Right-wing extremist jailed for targeting left, Muslims
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-03
Far-right figure Phillip Galea, who was just sentenced to jail on terrorism charges, also threatened Socialist Alliance activist and local councillor Sue Bolton after having done reconnaissance in the Resistance Bookshop.
greenleft.org.au/content/right-wing-extr…

The "Secret Agenda" of the So-called Elite
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Important and timely article, first published on April 10, 2020 | "The International" is the world-renowned battle song of the socialist labor movement. The English version of the original French text reads: | "Wake up, damned of this earth, who are still …
globalresearch.ca/reflections-secret-age…

Right-wing extremist jailed for targeting left, Muslims
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-03
Far-right figure Phillip Galea, who was just sentenced to jail on terrorism charges, also threatened Socialist Alliance activist and local councillor Sue Bolton after having done reconnaissance in the Resistance Bookshop.
greenleft.org.au/content/right-wing-extr…

100 years since US socialist journalist John Reed's death
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
John Reed's life became devoted to documenting the struggles of the oppressed. His greatest work was Ten Days That Shook the World, an indelible, eyewitness account of the 1917 Russian Revolution.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/reed…

100 years since US socialist journalist John Reed's death
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
John Reed's life became devoted to documenting the struggles of the oppressed. His greatest work was Ten Days That Shook the World, an indelible, eyewitness account of the 1917 Russian Revolution.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/reed…

Letter from a Bournemouth Hospital frontline nurse sparks broader discussion on conditions facing NHS workers in UK
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
The letter was publicised by NHS FightBack, an initiative of the Socialist Equality Party, and then shared widely on social media, including on a number of National Health Service Facebook campaign groups.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/nurs…

Boycott the Vaccination Program: The FDA-approved Drug Ivermectin Inhibits the Replication of SARS-CoV-2 but Nobody Talks About It
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Peruvian Doctors for the Truth have issued a short video, explaining the enormous risks of the three different types of vaccines currently on the market in Peru, two of them are genetically engineered in one way or another and will …
globalresearch.ca/breaking-fda-approved-…

The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.
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The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-causes-eff…

Video: Chicken Kiev Meets Cold Turkey: Black Sea Turkey-Ukraine Axis Emerges?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
On the face of it, an alliance between Turkey and Ukraine seems like a rather odd creation, yet one that may surprisingly durable simply because neither country has anywhere else to turn. What practically dooms them to a partnership if …
globalresearch.ca/video-chicken-kiev-mee…

After the Lockdown: A Global Coronavirus Vaccination Program
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
The tendency is towards a Worldwide lockdown spearheaded by fear and media disinformation. Currently, hundreds of millions of people Worldwide are under lockdown. | What is the next step in the evolution of the COV-19 Crisis? A multibillion dollar coronavirus vaccination program to be implemented in the wake of the Lockdown.
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After the Lockdown: A Global Coronavirus Vaccination Program
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
The tendency is towards a Worldwide lockdown spearheaded by fear and media disinformation. Currently, hundreds of millions of people Worldwide are under lockdown. | What is the next step in the evolution of the COV-19 Crisis? A multibillion dollar coronavirus vaccination program to be implemented in the wake of the Lockdown.
globalresearch.ca/after-the-lockdown-a-g…

Looking Inward: Can We Win? Or Will We Defeat Ourselves?
Michael Albert | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
By win, I mean win it all, not win a little. Win a new world. Win new defining social institutions. Win an end to injustice, inequality, subordination, and domination. Win an end to class, gender, sex, race, and all hierarchies that position some people above and other people below. Win equity. Win solidarity. Win diversity.
counterpunch.org/2020/12/03/can-we-win/

One year after refounding the National Alliance Against Racist and Pollical Repression
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-12-03
Fight Back! Interview with Frank Chapman, the Executive Director of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | Fight Back!: Could you say a few words about the refounding of NAARPR last year? | Frank Chapman: We convened the refounding conference of NAARPR last November 22-24, 2019. People all over the country are remembering these days because they are historic moments in the calendar of our movement. On the opening night of November 22, we packed 1200 people in the Chicago Teachers Union Hall to hear our keynote speaker Angela Davis talk about the importance of refounding the National Alli…
fightbacknews.org/2020/12/3/one-year-aft…

One in three children can't identify with the characters in books
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-12-03
One in three children do not see themselves in the books they read, a study suggests. | More young people from ethnic minority backgrounds than from white backgrounds responded in this way, at 40% compared with 30.5%, according to a National Literacy Trust (NLT) report. | The research, based on a survey of children aged nine to 18 in the UK, found two in five (39.8%) would like more books with characters similar to them. | Nearly half (45.6%) of young people from Black ethnic backgrounds said it is difficult to find books with characters who look like them, it found. | The NLT report found the issue is more prono…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/12/03/one-in-t…

Serbia Receives First Batch of Russia's Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine for Study – Vucic
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-03
BELGRADE (Sputnik) — Serbia has received the first batch of Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus that will be studied by the national health bodies, President Aleksandar Vucic said.
sputniknews.com/europe/20201203108135174…

Zur Psychologie des Bà∂sen. Eine erste Annà§herung an das Thema Der Mensch ist gut. Das Bà∂se wird nicht siegen!
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Die Rà§delsfàºhrer der weltweiten Verschwà∂rung gegen uns Bàºrger haben die Realisierung ihrer diabolischen Plà§ne einer Neuen Weltordnung NWO und einer Eine-Welt-Regierung nach chinesischem Vorbild sowie eines ‚ÄûGroàüen Neustarts" und einer ‚ÄûVierten Industriellen Revolution", der Verschmelzung physischer und digitaler Identità§t (Transhumanismus), …
globalresearch.ca/zur-psychologie-des-bo…

The Damage Done
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
Being home to the largest Superfund site in the nation, Montanans know that the cost of trying to clean up an environment damaged by resource extraction is vastly higher than the cost of preventing the damage in the first place. We also know that after spending hundreds of millions of dollars and decades of effort,…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/03/the-damage-d…

Election Fraud: Where's the Independent Press? The Mainstream Press Has Failed America
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
While President Trump continues to maintain that the presidential election was marred by massive fraud, the mainstream press continues to maintain that Trump's charges are "false" and "baseless" and that his allegations are damaging trust in America's democratic electoral system. …
globalresearch.ca/mainstream-press-faile…

The Accord: a class collaboration project that weakened unions
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-03
Jon Strauss discusses the legacy of the Labor government-sponsored Prices and Incomes Accords of the 1980s and 1990s.
greenleft.org.au/content/accord-class-co…

Four Women Martyred in Service to the Poor
Mary Jo McConahay | progressive.org | 2020-12-03
Four churchwomen killed forty years ago are being commemorated this month in prayer services and zoomed gatherings around the world. They stand for the thousands who gave themselves for faith in a better future for the poor of Central America.
progressive.org/dispatches/Four-Women-Ma…