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2021-11-24: News Headlines

Staff (2021-11-24). "Why Are Ahmaud Arbery's Killers So Scared?": Self-Defense Claims by White Attackers Seen As Racist. democracynow.org **Update on Nov. 24: ** _Jurors on Wednesday afternoon returned guilty verdicts against all three of the white men charged with killing 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020. Travis McMichael fired the fatal shots and was convicted on all counts, including the charge of malice murder. His father Gregory McMichael, a former police officer, and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan were convicted of felony murder and other charges._ | As the jury deliberates in the trial of the three white men charged with hunting down and murdering 25-year-old Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery, we speak with Nicole Lewis, Senior editor of…

Staff (2021-11-24). Can You Bankrupt White Supremacy? Jury Holds Charlottesville Organizers Liable for $26M in Damages. democracynow.org A federal jury has ordered a group of white supremacists to pay over $26 million in damages for their role in organizing the deadly 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. "Is bankrupting these organizations, is bankrupting these individuals enough to actually stop the growing threat … of white supremacy and Nazism in the United States?" asks Slate senior editor Nicole Lewis. "I don't think so." Lewis also discusses the Ahmaud Arbery murder case and why claims of self-defense from armed white people serve as a "racist dog whistle." She says it's inevitably a one-sided trial when "the McMichae…

Staff (2021-11-24). Trump meets Rittenhouse, calls him 'nice young man'. rt.com The 45th US president, Donald Trump, has met with Kyle Rittenhouse, who was recently acquitted by a jury in the trial over the fatal shootings at last year's BLM protests and riots in Kenosha. | In an interview aired on Tuesday night, Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity that "a little while ago" Rittenhouse left his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. | "He called. He wanted to know if he could come over, say hello, because he was a fan," Trump said. "He came over with his mother. Really a nice young man." | The former president's son, Donald Trump Jr., tweeted a photo of his father and Rittenhouse, both smiling and h…

Ali Abunimah (2021-11-24). Apple sues Israeli spy firm NSO Group. electronicintifada.net Mercenary spyware firms "have facilitated some of the world's worst human rights abuses."

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-24). Morally Bankrupt US Criticizes Venezuela's 21N Elections—Venezuela Responds. orinocotribune.com On Monday, November 22, Washington, through the US Department of State, issued a The new attack by Washington, this time against the regional and municipal elections of November 21, occurred while the international oversight teams continue to report with their observations on the process. | In the official statement, State Department spokesman Anthony Blinken accused…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-24). Egypt targeted and killed civilians using French military intelligence, new report reveals. peoplesdispatch.org The report has sparked anger along with multiple calls for investigations amid revelations that France was directly responsible for 19 air strikes by Egyptian authorities which killed hundreds of people and destroyed several vehicles between 2016 and 2018…

Amanda Winstead (2021-11-24). Punishing the exploited: An exploration of the growing wealth gap. nationofchange.org We must find momentum through our discontent, and be "outraged enough to become even more politically active."

Leonardo Flores (2021-11-24). Five Reasons the Left Won in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Leonardo Flores — Nov 22, 2021 | These elections should put the Biden administration on notice that continuing to support the MUD, and in particular, the fiction of Guaidó as "interim president," is a failed policy. | For the first time in four years, every major opposition party in Venezuela participated in elections. For the fifth time in four years, the left won in a landslide. Voters elected 23 governors, 335 mayors, 253 state legislators and 2,471 municipal councilors. The governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) won at least 19 of 23 governorships (one race remains too close to call)…

Staff (2021-11-24). Headlines for November 24, 2021. democracynow.org Jury Finds "Unite the Right" Organizers Responsible for Deadly Violence, House Cmte Subpoenas Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers Over Jan. 6 Insurrection, Georgia Jury Deliberates For Second Day In Murder Trial of Men Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery, Kevin Strickland Exonerated and Freed 43 Years After He Was Wrongfully Convicted by All-White Jury, Ethiopian State TV: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Has Gone to Battlefront in Escalating Conflict, Chun Doo Hwan, U.S.-Backed, Ex-Military Dictator in South Korea, Has Died, Portugal Shutters Last Coal-Fired Plant, U.S. and Other Nations To Tap Oil Reserves In Attempt To Lower Consum…

Fight Back (2021-11-24). Michigan march against Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – 50 people marched Saturday night, November 20, in Grand Rapids to protest the acquittal of vigilante murderer Kyle Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse was acquitted earlier in the week, a result clearly engineered by biased circuit court judge Bruce Schroeder. The protest was organized by Justice for Black Lives, a Grand Rapids-based organization that has been leading the Black Liberation movement in the city since last year's protests after the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others. | Protesters called for justice for Rittenhouse's victims, chanting "Anthony, Joseph, this…

WSWS (2021-11-24). British government makes out of court settlements to 417 Iraqis in tacit admission of war crimes. wsws.org The MoD said it had received so many complaints from Iraqis unlawfully detained and mistreated by British troops that it was unable to say exactly how much it had paid out to settle claims. Figures released thus far suggest a total of around £25 million to avoid criminal prosecution.

Fight Back (2021-11-24). Rally held in Dallas against Rittenhouse acquittal. fightbacknews.org Dallas, TX – On November 21, around 50 people gathered at Civic Garden across the street from the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas to protest the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, who murdered anti-police brutality protesters Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and severely injured protester Gaige Grosskreutz in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The rally was called by the Dallas Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression (DAARPR). | Syd Camille Loving, chair of DAARPR, started off the speeches at the rally, condemning the acquittal of Rittenhouse as political repression against the movement against police cr…

Fight Back (2021-11-24). Tallahassee protest Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – Tallahassee Community Action Committee, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and Students for A Democratic Society held a protest, November 20, against the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two protesters in Kenosha. TCAC called an emergency protest the night before, urging community members to come out and fight against the white supremacist vigilantism. | Regina Joseph, a member of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization denounced the acquittal, stating, "I am not surprised that this happened. That does not make my anger any less valid. Kyle Rittenhouse showed up to a protest, was met…

Editor2 (2021-11-24). The Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse: A Judicial Travesty. orinocotribune.com By Tom Carter — Nov 23, 2021 | "If anyone had a right to self-defense, it was the protesters who collectively confronted a right-wing vigilante who appeared at their protest pointing a loaded military-style rifle at them." | KENOSHA, WISCONSON (

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-24). Progressive House Dems look to Senate to insert comprehensive immigration reform. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Having stumbled in the Democratic-run House, progressives there and other supporters of comprehensive immigration reform are looking to the Senate to insert it into Democratic President Joe Biden's Build Back Better legislation. There are two problems though: Histrionic, racist Republican opposition, and the Senate Parliamentarian, an appointed official who tossed comprehensive reform out of an …

Staff (2021-11-24). "The War Party": Jeremy Scahill on How U.S. Militarism Unifies Democrats & Republicans. democracynow.org As Democrats in Congress struggle to pass the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, there is large bipartisan consensus in the U.S. Congress to spend over $7 trillion over the next 10 years in military spending. The United States spends more each year on defense than China, Russia, India, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, and Australia combined. "Democrats have to engage in theater about human rights and international law and due process, but they ultimately, at the end of the day, are just as aggressive as Republicans," says investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill of the Intercept. His most recent p…

Liberation Staff (2021-11-24). Ethiopian and Eritrean communities lead #NoMore global protests vs. U.S. intervention. liberationnews.org A coalition of activists from the Ethiopian American and Eritrean American communities affiliated with @HornofAfricaHub coordinated protests across the United States and around the world Nov. 21 to demand an end to US meddling in the Horn of Africa.

Ann Brown (2021-11-24). New Report Shows How Digital Redlining Works Against Black Users. moguldom.com Civil rights groups have long charged that Facebook's algorithms negatively impact Black users and internal Facebook documents prove that the allegations are mainly true. Facebook was fully aware that its algorithms were biased against Black people, an internal study found. On top of this, when Facebook was given a proposal by researchers to fix its …

_____ (2021-11-24). Saudi Arabia brings Captagon to Yemen — Looks to Bring New Plague to the Nation. journal-neo.org Just as Saudi Arabia has hardened its tone towards Lebanon over the smuggling into its territories of the drug Captagon — ISIS and other radical groups' drug of choice as it is said to instill courage to its practitioners, Yemen could soon be flooded with the product, yet another plague the war-torn nation will have …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-24). Unprovoked Israeli aggression in Syria leaves two civilians dead and seven wounded. peoplesdispatch.org Despite Lebanon raising the issue of Israel's continued violation of its airspace to carry out such attacks inside Syria, no action has been initiated by the UN Security Council so far…

teleSUR (2021-11-24). Israeli Attack Kills 4 Civilians In Syria. telesurenglish.net Four civilians were killed and seven others, including six soldiers, were wounded during a fresh Israeli missile strike against sites in central Syria earlier on Wednesday. | RELATED: | The civilians were critically wounded from the attack. Israel was targeting areas in the central region and launched the missiles from Lebanon, most of which were intercepted by the Syrian air defenses missiles before reaching thei…

_____ (2021-11-24). Let's Find Alternatives To Striking. popularresistance.org While the LO, TCO and Saco top officials suffer from consensus fundamentalism, opposition among the grassroots often suffers from a fixation on strikes. Among the grassroots labor movement in Sweden, a call for big strikes or even a general strike is often heard. Strikes were called in response to the current attack on the Swedish Employment Protection Act, low wages, and attacks on the right to strike. In 2019, an attempt was made to stage a symbolic strike to highlight the climate crisis. As far as we are aware, no workplace was shut down. It should be acknowledged that sometimes we SAC members also have gotten…

WSWS (2021-11-24). Labor Notes, DSA cover up UAW betrayal of Deere strike. wsws.org The conflict between rank-and-file workers and the UAW is being swept under the rug and deliberately concealed by organizations which have long functioned as apologists for the pro-corporate union bureaucracies.

WSWS (2021-11-24). Colonia Dignidad: Nazi criminality exported to Chile. wsws.org The Netflix documentary addresses the evangelical cult, run by the German psychopath and pro-fascist Paul Schà§fer, that participated in the torture of political prisoners and used slave labor to produce weapons for Chile's Pinochet dictatorship in the 1970s .

_____ (2021-11-24). A Chronicle of the Pre-election Race in ROK: Democrats Made Up their Mind, But… journal-neo.org The author continues his series of articles on the presidential race in South Korea, as both camps have made up their minds as to the leading candidates. On 31 August 2021, the ruling Toburo Democratic Party launched a campaign to elect its candidate for the 2022 presidential election. 11 rounds of preliminary regional elections were …

_____ (2021-11-24). Libya, on the Eve of Complex and Challenging Elections. journal-neo.org The Paris International Conference for Libya, which concluded on November 12, was an important milestone ahead of the long-awaited presidential and parliamentary elections of December 24. Participants, including almost all international and regional stakeholders, reiterated their support for the timely conduct of elections. But they also expressed their view of the vote. However difficult and …

_____ (2021-11-24). On the Virtual Meeting between the US and China. journal-neo.org One of the major events of current world politics was the November 16 virtual meeting of the two leading world powers, the USA and China. It lasted three and a half hours and went beyond the scheduled time. This fact along with the content of the issues discussed and the parties' positions on them as …

_____ (2021-11-24). EPA: Two Most Widely Used Pesticides Likely Harm Majority of Endangered Species. popularresistance.org The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the endocrine-disrupting pesticide atrazine and cancer-linked pesticide glyphosate are each likely to harm more than 1,000 of the nation's most endangered plants and animals. The finalized evaluations found that use of the herbicide glyphosate is likely causing harm to 1,676 of the plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act. Atrazine is likely harming 1,013 protected species.

_____ (2021-11-24). NAJA Calls For Refocus Of News Coverage Of Wet'suwet'en And Arrests. popularresistance.org The Native American Journalists Association condemns the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for standing in the way of news gathering and storytelling by arresting journalists on Wet'suwet'en Yintah. We are also deeply concerned that the news attention on Indigenous people occupying and using their traditional unceded territory only sees heightened media attention when there are police raids and arrests. NAJA recognizes the right of sovereign Indigenous nations to invite journalists to their unceded territories and to embed for fair, accurate, truthful storytelling and news gathering for public consumption.

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-24). China Urges Other Countries to Respect Venezuelan People's Will. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, November 23, the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zhao Lijian, called on the international community to respect Venezuela's electoral system and the will of the Venezuelan people, clearly manifested in the recent November 21 regional and municipal elections. | During a statement given to the press, The pronouncement made by spokesperson Zhao was a res…

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-24). Iván Duque Lashes Out at Venezuelan Elections Again. orinocotribune.com Colombia's President Iván Duque once again lashed out at Venezuela and its recent elections. In a bout of transnational interference, Duque described Venezuela's November 21 elections as a "farce and a hoax." | In an allusion to the title of a Gabriel García Marquez novel, In Duque's own words, the Venezuelan elections were "a chronicle of a fraud foretold. Once again, this was an election manipulated by a regime that controls absol…

Anis Chowdhury (2021-11-24). Climate injustice at Glasgow COP-out. mronline.org Former Irish President Mary Robinson observed, "People will see this as a historically shameful dereliction of duty,… nowhere near enough to avoid climate disaster."

Ann Brown (2021-11-24). Biden Laughs At Idea Of Pardoning Prisoners For Thanksgiving, Pardons Turkeys. moguldom.com When the U.S. president pardons a turkey each Thanksgiving, it's a light-hearted moment. But when President Joe Biden was asked in 2021 if he would also extend pardons to convicted marijuana offenders as he had promised, he brushed it off with a laugh. President Biden pardoned turkeys named Peanut Butter and Jelly on Nov. 19 …

Ann Brown (2021-11-24). Biden Sends More Money To Police, Police Counseling Act Provides Therapy Resources For Trauma. moguldom.com Without much fanfare, President Joe Biden signed a new bill to provide more money to law enforcement agencies for mental health counseling and therapy resources to deal with on-the-job trauma. On Nov. 18, Biden signed the COPS Counseling Act, which stands for Confidentiality Opportunities for Peer Support Counseling, to provide more mental health resources to …

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-24). Phone Zap: Help Saratoga Lakeview Mobile Home Residents Fight Eviction Threats. itsgoingdown.org Call for a phone-zap campaign in support of residents at the Saratoga Lakeview Mobile Home Park. For more information on their struggle, check the interview on This Is America, here. photo: (CC BY-SA 3.0), Wikipedia Don't let Mike Giovanone turn affordable housing into boat storage! Residents of Saratoga Lakeview Mobile Home Park have been subject to…

Brittani Banks (2021-11-24). The Big Industry That COP26 Failed to Tackle. independentmediainstitute.org Click here for photos that you may use to accompany the article (captions and credits can be found in each image's description field). The impact of agriculture on climate change is significant. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agriculture sector is responsible for 10 percent of the total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, after …

Canadian Tire Fire (2021-11-24). Canadian Anti-Semites and Far-Right Conspiracy Theorists Try New Tactic: Aligning with Indigenous Communities. itsgoingdown.org An antifascist report from Canada about how some white nationalist and far-Right conspiracy theorists are attempting to make inroads into Indigenous communities. While the Covid pandemic may or may not be coming to an end, various anti-fascist twitter accounts have been trying to guess where the Canadian far-Right will focus their attention on next. I…

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-24). Hillary Clinton: Crypto Can Destabilize Nations, Undermine US Dollar. moguldom.com Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned nations around the world to pay more attention to cryptocurrencies and their growing popularity because she said crypto has the potential to weaken the power of governments and erode the role of the U.S. dollar in the global economy. "What looks like a very interesting and somewhat …

Dean Baker (2021-11-24). The Media's War Against Biden Over Inflation. cepr.net INFLATION IN THE U.S. ECONOMY IS CLEARLY A PROBLEM. There, I said it in all caps so that everyone can see I recognize it as a problem. The question is how big a problem. After all, we have lots of problems, millions of children in poverty, a huge homeless population, parents without access to affordable …

Editor (2021-11-24). Dominant PSUV sweeps Venezuela's 'mega-elections'. mronline.org The ruling party won at least 19 governorships with a highly divided opposition landing three.

Editor (2021-11-24). Can Joan Robinson's ideas cast some light on today's profound economic challenges? mronline.org 2023 marks the fortieth year since the passing of Joan Robinson and her one-hundred-and-twentieth anniversary.

Editor (2021-11-24). Texas' abortion ban is having a 'domino effect' on clinics across the U.S. mronline.org "We are seeing massive ripple effects across the country for other states taking on displaced patients."

Editor (2021-11-24). Totalitarian cyber-creep: Mark Zuckerberg in the Metaverse. mronline.org Never leave matters of maturity to the Peter Panners of Silicon Valley. At their most benign, they are easily dismissed as potty and keyboard mad.

Eric A. Gordon (2021-11-24). 'Paradise Blue' evokes 1949 Detroit and early wave of gentrification. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — Tony Award-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau takes us back to 1949 in Paradise Blue. It's one of a trilogy of plays she has written about the African-American presence in the city of Detroit. If a reader, or theatergoer, is tempted to think, Ah, like August Wilson with his 10-play treatment of his native …

G. Dunkel (2021-11-24). Haiti: Desperation and Resistance. workers.org Protest against fuel shortages and to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sept. 20, 2019. Nov. 21 — Nearly 4.4 million Haitians need immediate food assistance, and 1.2 million suffer from extreme hunger. Washington has recognized that conditions for the masses in Haiti are so dire that . . . |

IGD Worldwide (2021-11-24). Class war in Cadiz: Armored vehicles try to suppress a strike. itsgoingdown.org It is the police fueling the tense situation with their violent attempts to crush the strike in Cadiz, with cops marching to the occupied plants and assaulting workers, not just with batons and teargas, but even with rubber bullets and armored vehicles. Despite these violent attacks the workers of Cadiz hold their line.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-24). Elections in Honduras: The Challenge of Ending Twelve Years of Neoliberalism. libya360.wordpress.com Giorgio Trucchi Honduras is at the most important crossroads of its recent history On November 28, more than 5 million Hondurans will be asked to elect the President of the Republic, 128 deputies to the National Congress, 20 to the Central American Parliament, 298 mayors and more than 2 thousand municipal councillors. As the election…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-24). In Extraordinary Times, Biden Is Underperforming Trump And Obama On Press Interviews, Some Supporters Are Concerned. moguldom.com President Joe Biden is underperforming his predecessors when it comes to giving one-on-one press interviews — and some of his allies and supporters are concerned the media strategy may hurt him in the long run. Biden has only given a dozen one-on-one interviews with major news outlets during his nine months in office, according to …

Jim McMahan (2021-11-24). Oppose the racist recall of Kshama Sawant! workers.org Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant with supporters. Seattle The ruling class from Seattle and beyond is trying to get rid of socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant in a recall election Dec. 7. They charge she supports the Black Lives Matter movement and opposes policies of big business and . . . |

John Rachel (2021-11-24). What Are The Prospects For Peace? dissidentvoice.org Events are unfolding at a quickening pace. Facing an alarming escalation in tensions around the world, we are looking to our most respected and renowned thought leaders for an honest assessment of both U.S. foreign and military policy to offer their most current thoughts and insights. We know they have some ideas for improving the …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-24). Trader Peter Brandt Says Binance Is Abusing Customers, Trading Against Clients. moguldom.com Veteran crypto trader Peter Brandt said he believes that the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange is "abusing" its customers and trading against them. Brandt, the CEO of forex global trading firm Factor LLC, accused Changpeng "CZ" Zhao, the head of Binance, of fraud. Brandt recently took to Twitter to express his discontent with Binance and the …

Mark Armao (2021-11-24). EPA restores water protections that were assaulted under Trump. peoplesworld.org The Biden administration on Thursday announced its plans to strengthen federal protections for the nation's waterways by replacing a Trump-era rule that significantly reduced protections for thousands of wetlands and streams. In a press release, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlined its plans to work with the Army Corps of Engineers to revise the agencies' …

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-11-24). From Alabama to Australia: Solidarity for striking mine workers. workers.org Day of Solidarity with striking Alabama coal miners, Washington, D.C., Nov. 18. Global solidarity for striking Alabama coal miners ramped up with a Nov. 18 worldwide Day of Action. This kicked off early Nov. 16 when the Tonight Show featured a tribute to striking workers with Tom Morello of the . . . |

Morning Star (2021-11-24). Commodity traders accused of death threats and violence against Brazilian indigenous communities. peoplesworld.org Brazil's rural communities face death threats and violence as corporations seek to force them from their sustainably managed land, a new Global Witness report claimed Nov. 23. The community of Capà£o do Modesto in Bahia state is one of those facing forced displacement to make way for powerful agricultural producers of environmentally damaging cash crops …

Northshore Counter Info (2021-11-24). Kingston, ON: Blockade of the LaSalle Causeway. itsgoingdown.org Report on march and action in Kingston, Ontario in solidarity with ongoing Wet'suwet'en struggle. Originally posted to North Shore Counter-Info. On the afternoon of Sunday November 21, about 100 people blocked the Lasalle Causeway in Kingston in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en land defenders and their supporters, following an RCMP raid on Thursday and multiple arrests. People…

Olivia Rosane (2021-11-24). Deadly pesticide still legal in US can harm bee populations for generations, study finds. nationofchange.org The latest research offers another argument that U.S. regulators should follow the EU and ban neonicotinoids.

PAI (2021-11-24). Postal unions take wait-and-see stand on new postal board nominees—and DeJoy's fate. peoplesworld.org

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-11-24). Country-wide protests planned in Sudan on Thursday against prime minister's capitulation to army chief. peoplesdispatch.org Critics claim that the agreement has not alleviated the level of repression or laid the foundation of any framework in which a transition to democracy can be realized. It only amounts to prime minister Abdalla Hamdok's complete capitulation to the army generals, they say…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-24). Palestinian administrative detainees Kayed al-Fasfous and Ayad al-Harimi end hunger strike after deal on release. peoplesdispatch.org Kayed al-Fasfous and Ayad al-Harimi were on hunger strike for 131 and 60 days respectively. They will be released after the current terms of administrative detention end in December and March…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-24). Working class sections in Portugal hit the streets demanding better wages and job security. peoplesdispatch.org The workers' mobilization was called by the General Confederation of the Portuguese Workers (CGTP) to reiterate their demand for increasing the national minimum wage to 850 euros (USD 954.97) per month…

Robert Hunziker (2021-11-24). The Dreaded Rainforest Shift. dissidentvoice.org Photo Credit: Rainforest Trust Major portions of the Amazon rainforest have shifted from a carbon sink to a carbon source. This shift has severe planet-wide negative implications. Studies of the Amazon rainforest over the past decade have shown telltale signals of an impending shift from a carbon sink of heat-trapping gases to a source of …

Robert Reich (2021-11-24). How unaccountable institutions are shaping your life. nationofchange.org Three centers of power increasingly dominate our lives: The Supreme Court, the Federal Reserve, and Big Tech.

Staff (2021-11-24). EU Observation Mission: Venezuela's Electoral Process was "Good or Very Good" orinocotribune.com After recognizing the balance of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), the head of the European Union's Electoral Observation Mission, Isabel Santos, earlier today presented the The EU's Electoral Observation Mission (EOM), which participated as an observer in last Sunday's elections on the invitation of Venezuela's government, will deliver its final report between January and February of next year, according to Santos. | "This is a pre…

Staff (2021-11-24). Henrique Capriles: Nobody Owns the Opposition. orinocotribune.com On Monday, November 22, the former governor of the state of Miranda, Henrique Capriles, called for unity in the opposition ranks, meanwhile attacking the Democratic Unity Roundtable's (MUD) dissidence. | Capriles expressed his opinion that the opposition badly needs to undergo a process of self-critique. "Today no one owns the opposition, a process of introspection is urgently needed," Capriles said. "I do not pretend to be the owner of the opposition." | According to Capriles, "the opposition would have achieved victory in at least eight states had it not been for vote dispersion amongst its ranks." Capriles str…

Staff (2021-11-24). Iran: Elections in Venezuela Are a Demonstration of Democracy. orinocotribune.com Iran has congratulated the government and the people of Venezuela for their "successful and transparent" regional and municipal elections, held on November 21. | On Tuesday, November 23, the spokesperson for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Said Jatibzade, described Venezuela's election as a "beautiful demonstration" of democracy and unity between the people and the government, in their bid to build a better future. | Spokesperson Jatibzade declared that "the Islamic Republic of Iran expresses its support and solidarity with Venezuela." The statement was issued after Iran congratulated the "brotherly and…

Terry Baum (2021-11-24). The art of disability culture: Dispelling myths, dissolving barriers, and disrupting prejudice. peoplesworld.org PALO ALTO, Calif. — The title of the current exhibit at the Palo Alto Art Center speaks of "disrupting prejudices," and I'll tell you my prejudices were not just disrupted but blown to pieces right away, when I saw the portraits above painted by Bill Bruckner. I mean, I expected to be moved, to feel …

Global Research News (2021-11-24). Selected Articles: Appeal for an Anti-Globalist Alliance: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganà≤. globalresearch.ca By Not a single "public health expert"-hailed mitigation or suppression measure, including the COVID shots, has done anything …

_____ (2021-11-24). Corrupting Science: in Syria probe, OPCW erased experts' inconvenient findings. strategic-culture.org Early in the OPCW's Douma investigation, expert toxicologists ruled out chlorine gas as the victims' cause of death. Leaks expose how senior OPCW officials censored this explosive finding — and then targeted the inspector who raised the alarm. | By Aaron MATÉ | In the early days of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' investigation of an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria, expert toxicologists ruled out chlorine gas as the cause of death for the more than 40 civilians reported at the scene. Instead of publishing this finding, senior OPCW officials concealed it, and then launched an…

WSWS (2021-11-24). Warrior Met miners face new attacks as pro company judge extends injunction against picketing. wsws.org Judge James Robert, Jr. has renewed a strikebreaking injunction barring all picketing within 300 feet of company property.

Staff (2021-11-24). Biden's summit is 'old propaganda' rhetoric, Oliver Stone tells RT. rt.com Filmmaker Oliver Stone has told RT that the "totally corrupt" US government has been rehashing old propaganda cliches when promoting President Joe Biden's upcoming international 'Summit for Democracy'. | On the latest episode of RT's 'Going Underground', Afshin Rattansi asked the Oscar-winning director what he thought about the so-called 'Summit for Democracy' that will be hosted by Biden next month. | "That's old propaganda: 'We're the free world, and the Russians and the Chinese are not. And the Iranians and all the bad guys are on the other side. It doesn't work that way if you go to those countries," Stone…

Staff (2021-11-24). Biden's 'Summit for Democracy' snubs major international players. rt.com President Joe Biden has sparked international outrage by snubbing multiple major countries at an upcoming 'Summit for Democracy', as he seeks to draw a line between what the US sees as democracies and "autocratic governments." | The 'Summit for Democracy' is set to be held in December, with the expressed goal of bringing together leaders "to tackle the greatest threats faced by democracies today," but the guest list has caused a backlash after the US failed to invite countries like Russia and Turkey. | China was notably absent from the invitees, while the disputed territory of Taiwan was asked to participate.

Jake Johnson (2021-11-24). AOC Warns of 'Over-Promising and Under-Delivering'. zcomm.org "What really dampens turnout is when Democrats make promises that they don't keep."

WSWS (2021-11-24). Australian electoral members explain why they support the SEP. wsws.org "Oppression is an inexorable process under capitalism—there is no escape from it unless socialist governments of the people, by the people and for the people take over."

WSWS (2021-11-24). Dana Fort Wayne workers voice growing opposition as USW stonewalls on local contract. wsws.org After workers voted to reject the local contract at both the Dana Fort Wayne, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky plants, the United Steelworkers is keeping them in the dark on the status of a possible renegotiation of the agreement.

Aditi Ramaswami (2021-11-24). The Pharma Money Fueling The Dem Party Machine. dailyposter.com

teleSUR (2021-11-24). U.K., Irish Statement on Colombian Peace Agreement Anniversary. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, 147 parliamentarians from the Parliament of the United Kingdom, the Houses of the Oireachtas of the Republic of Ireland, and the Legislative Assembly of Northern Ireland signed a declaration to support the 2016 Peace Agreement between the Colombian State and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP). The text of this declaration is presented below. | RELATED: | "We take this moment of the f…

WSWS (2021-11-24). Groveland Four are exonerated more than 70 years after racist frame-up. wsws.org Four young black men—Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Ernest Thomas—were falsely charged with the rape of a young white woman in a case that was all too typical of the Jim Crow era.

_____ (2021-11-24). Biden's Summit With Xi a PR Stunt That Won't Reduce US-China Tensions. strategic-culture.org While both leaders appeared to be cordial there was little sign that Washington has changed its fundamental position of antagonizing China. | United States President Joe Biden held his first direct dialogue with China's President Xi Jinping amid spiraling tensions between the world's two biggest economies. Professor Francis Boyle gives his take on the "big event" in a brief interview below. | First though, some background. It seems oddly complacent that it has taken nearly 10 months since Biden entered the White House for these leaders to finally get around to engaging in substantive talks given the urgent contex…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-24). COP26: Q&A with leading engineer ahead of Academy 'Ask the Engineers' panel. imperial.ac.uk Ahead of the Royal Academy of Engineering's 'Ask the Engineers' panel, we spoke to Professor Nilay Shah about COP26's achievements and next steps.

Staff (2021-11-24). Hundreds of Google employees respond to vaccine mandate. rt.com Hundreds of Google employees are opposing the company's extensive Covid-19 vaccine mandate, complicating its efforts to move back to in-office work. | A manifesto blasting the mandate has been signed by more than 600 employees, according to CNBC. In the document, the workers demand the tech firm present an alternate mandate that is "inclusive of all Googlers." They are also urging their colleagues to oppose getting vaccines out of "principle" in the face of looming deadlines. | While a US federal mandate for employers is currently tied up in litigation, Google has taken President Joe Biden's advice on board an…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-11-24). Israel's Strategy of Silencing Human Rights Defenders. zcomm.org Raids, Arrests and Death Threats…

Staff (2021-11-24). New documents shed light on Jeffrey Epstein's time in jail. rt.com Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein denied having suicidal thoughts before apparently hanging himself, though prison staff had observed signs of worrying behavior, according to newly released prison documents. | Epstein, who committed suicide by hanging in prison two years ago, denied being suicidal. The recent documents from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), obtained by The New York Times and CNN, construct a detailed timeline of the lead up to Epstein's death. Risk factors for suicide 'specific to sex offenders' as well more general risk factors were likely present, documents show. | Epstein was described…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-24). Future tech investment 'must support transition to green economy' – Alice Gast. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's President Alice Gast says investment in future technologies must not be overlooked as countries strive to meet climate goals.

WSWS (2021-11-24). Sparrow Health workers in Lansing, Michigan, vote overwhelmingly to authorize strike. wsws.org The demands of Sparrow workers include safe staffing levels, cost-of-living adjustments to wages, curtailing of ballooning health care costs, and sick time without fear of punishment.

teleSUR (2021-11-24). The Peruvian Far-Right Insists on Removal of President Castillo. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, President Pedro Castillo argued that lawmakers who back the presidential dismissal request issued by Congress Vice-President Patricia Chirinos should do so before the Peruvian people and not within the "four walls" of the parliament enclosure. | RELATED: | "Until now, I had kept respectful silence about the Congress decisions, but today I feel obliged to speak publicly: right-wing lawmakers intend to…

WSWS (2021-11-24). Labour leader Keir Starmer grovels to Confederation of British Industry, while Corbyn's allies beg for party unity. wsws.org Starmer only took over as party leader in April 2020, but from the moment he did it was like Corbyn had never been its leader, let alone one elected on a massive popular mandate in 2015 to kick out the Blairites and take the fight to the Tories.

teleSUR (2021-11-24). 'Peace In Colombia Is A Moral Obligation,' UN Secretary. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pointed out that Colombia has a "moral obligation" to strengthen the 2016 Peace Agreement signed between the Colombian State and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP). | RELATED: | "After over five decades of conflict… we have a moral obligation to ensure this peace process succeeds… To a world of geopolitical divisions, endless wars…

Peter Maass (2021-11-24). "The First Wave" Shows What We Haven't Seen of Covid-19. zcomm.org If you have survived the pandemic without going inside a Covid ward, you will likely be stunned by the grim intimacy of Matthew Heineman's new documentary…

teleSUR (2021-11-24). Uribe Denies The Validity Of The Colombian Peace Agreement. telesurenglish.net In a letter sent to United Nations Secretary Antonio Guterres on Wednesday, former President Alvaro Uribe denied the legal validity and political legitimacy of the 2016 Peace Agreement signed between the Colombian State and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). | RELATED: | Mimicking the discourse deployed by far-right militias and political organizations, Uribe said the Peace Agreement violated inter…

Ted Glick (2021-11-24). Is a 21st Century Revolution Already Happening? zcomm.org If revolution incorporates feminism it will transform itself. Only through such a transformation will revolutionary change be capable of meeting the broadest range of people's needs…

Staff (2021-11-24). Dramatic Video Shows Militarized Canadian Police Raid Wet'suwet'en Land Defenders & Journalists. democracynow.org We feature dramatic video footage just released that shows a violent raid Friday by Canadian federal police on one of the camps set up to keep Coastal GasLink out of sovereign Indigenous territory. Fifteen people in total were arrested, including two journalists. Wet'suwet'en land defender Sleydo', also known as Molly Wickham, has now been released. The new footage was filmed by documentary filmmaker Michael Toledano, who was also just released. The raid ended a 56-day blockade of the drilling site. The 400-mile pipeline within Wet'suwet'en land violates both Indigenous and Canadian laws.

Dan Beeton (2021-11-24). What's at Stake at the WTO? cepr.net Too much is at stake at the upcoming 12th ministerial conference (MC12) of the World Trade Organization (WTO), set to take place from November 30 to December 3, in Geneva, Switzerland. One would think that every global institution, and particularly one whose rules govern trade in vaccines, medicines, and other medical products necessary to end …

WSWS (2021-11-24). UK Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee denounces court ruling upholding designation of Germany's Socialist Equality Party as "left wing extremists" wsws.org The Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee (UK) passed a resolution Monday condemning the ruling of the Berlin Administrative Court, which on November 18, 2021, upheld the designation of the German security service of the German section of the ICFI as "left wing extremists".

Staff (2021-11-24). Fauci speaks of 'unfinished business' before he can retire. rt.com Top White House Covid adviser Anthony Fauci insisted his long career as a federal bureaucrat is far from over, saying retirement is simply out of the question as he looks to wrap up "unfinished business" in the world of medicine. | Asked whether he is thinking of leaving his long-held leadership post at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the 80-year-old health official said he's "not even remotely contemplating that right now." | "There's a lot of unfinished business right now, so I'm not even thinking about walking away," Fauci told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday, adding th…

Staff (2021-11-24). US bank chief regrets Communist party jibe. rt.com The boss of US banking group JPMorgan Chase has said he regrets his comments about Beijing after he joked that his corporation would last longer than China's Communist Party. | "I regret and should not have made that comment. I was trying to emphasize the strength and longevity of our company," JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said in a statement issued by the bank on Wednesday. | Read more | | A spokesperson for the bank said Dimon acknowledged that he should "never speak lig…

A Guest Author (2021-11-24). The Cuban people have the right to defend themselves. workers.org Signs of pro-socialist sentiment in Havana, in the neighborhood where a U.S. sympathizer lived before opting for exile in Madrid after Nov. 15 actions flopped. By Yisell Rodríguez Milán This article was published in Granma Nov. 18 and republished in CubaNews after translation. The protest actions that U.S.-backed counterrevolutionaries attempted . . . |

Fight Back (2021-11-24). Tallahassee activists honor trans people on Trans Day of Remembrance. fightbacknews.org On November 22, Tallahassee activists gathered on Transgender Day of Remembrance. Tallahassee Community Action Committee. Florida Coalition for Transgender Liberation, Planned Parenthood, Students for A Democratic Society, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and the Pride Student Union held a march and vigil for Transgender Day of Remembrance, an international day of solidarity and remembrance of the transgender lives lost every year. | "We have to fight every day and mourn every day. I don't get a day when I can just mourn and not fight," said Lakey Love, co-founder of the Florida Coalition for Trans Liberatio…

WSWS (2021-11-24). Australian government in turmoil as MPs orient to fascistic anti-vaccination movement. wsws.org Government MPs are threatening to block legislation unless Prime Minister Scott Morrison overrides state vaccination mandates.

Staff (2021-11-24). Activists apologize for 'colonialist' $14.92 donation email. rt.com The group behind the anti-Trump 'pussy hat' march has apologized to donors for soliciting donations of $14.92 in an email. The number was apparently taken by some as a reference to Columbus' trans-Atlantic voyage. | "We apologize deeply for the email that was sent today. $14.92 was our average donation amount this week," the Women's March group

WSWS (2021-11-24). Child infections fuel COVID-19 surge across the US. wsws.org The latest data from the American Academy of Pediatrics on child COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths in the US presents further damning evidence of the impacts of the full reopening of schools this fall.

_____ (2021-11-24). Biden Under New Pressure to Drop Trump's Iran Sanctions. strategic-culture.org The Gulf Arab states are now desperate to get the Iran deal back, fearing that Iran's overtures are left unchecked and will only get worse. | Just how "special" is the so-called special relationship between oil-rich Gulf Arab states and Washington? One could argue, since Joe Biden became President, that relations have hit an all time low with many looking to broker better relations with Russia, China and even Iran. Royal elites in the GCC club know that in the event of a new Arab Spring sweeping across the region, that they cannot rely on Biden for any support whatsoever to cling onto power and so have taken an e…

Andrew Emett (2021-11-24). Former police detective fatally shot by Kansas police. nationofchange.org "The family of Lionel Womack thanks the members of the Kansas City community for your outpouring of support after their devastating loss yesterday."

Staff (2021-11-24). Pentagon creates new UFO task force. rt.com The US Department of Defense has ordered the establishment of a specialized group for detecting unidentified airborne objects, which will become a successor to the US Navy's Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force. | Read more | | According to Pentagon's announcement, the new task force has been named the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG) and will coordinate the US government's efforts "to d…

teleSUR (2021-11-24). 'Return to Homeland' Plan Repatriates 249 Venezuelans from Peru. telesurenglish.net The Bolivarian Foreign Affairs Ministry announced that 249 Venezuelans returned to their country from Peru through the "Return to the Homeland Plan" (RHP), a voluntary repatriation program implemented by President Nicolas Maduro's administration. | RELATED: | At 10: 27 p.m. on Tuesday, a flight of the state airline Conviasa took off from Lima with 135 adults, 26 older adults, and 88 minors. Almost four hours later, the pla…

teleSUR (2021-11-24). Venezuela Rejects Canadian Statements About 2021 Elections. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Venezuela categorically rejected the Canadian government's interventionist statements related to the subnational elections held on November 21. | RELATED: | "It is regrettable that, in the absence of its own foreign policy and in order to meet the U.S. expectations, the government of Canada resorts to disqualifying an electoral process widely validated by over 300 international observers," the Boliva…

WSWS (2021-11-24). PSOE-Podemos government cracks down on Spanish metal strike. wsws.org The Spanish government, presented as "progressive" in capitalist media, unleashed armoured vehicles and squads of riot police on striking metalworkers in Cádiz.

Eshalaxmi Barlingay (2021-11-24). EXCLUSIVE: CGTN speaks with Jan Berris. america.cgtn.com 2021 marks the first time the World Table Tennis Championship will be hosted in the United States, and will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy. It has been half a century since China invited the U.S. table tennis team for a historic …

Staff (2021-11-24). US issues veiled threat over Iran's nuclear program. rt.com Ahead of the US-Iran nuclear talks in Vienna, the American envoy said Washington will not "sit idly" if Tehran chooses to stall the talks and advance its atomic program to the point it's "too close" to a working weapon. | "We're prepared to get back into the deal and to lift all of the sanctions that are inconsistent with the deal. So if Iran wants to get back into the deal, it has a way to do that," the State Department's special envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, told NPR on Tuesday. | If Iran doesn't wish to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), "if it continues to do what it appears to be d…

Staff (2021-11-24). Automakers & union reach deal on vaccine mandates. rt.com Automakers Ford, General Motors and Chrysler have agreed with the United Auto Workers union to require masking in the workplace and encourage vaccination and boosters against Covid-19, but will not mandate the jabs yet. | Detroit's big three — with Chrysler represented by the parent company Stellantis — and the union

WSWS (2021-11-24). COVID cases and deaths surge to record levels in Greece. wsws.org Greece is rapidly heading towards a million cases of COVID, with yesterday's 7,108 cases bringing the total to 901,661.

teleSUR (2021-11-24). South America & Asia To Be Connected Via New Zealand Travel Hub. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, the New Zealand China Council (NZCC) announced that the rapid growth in trade between Asia and South America is opening the door for New Zealand to potentially reap billions in economic benefits as an aviation hub for travel and e-commerce trade. | RELATED: | The Southern Link was proposed by the NZCC in 2019 as a way for New Zealand to capitalize on the growing airborne trade links by making New Zealand a major…

teleSUR (2021-11-24). Chilean Dictatorship Agent Rivas To Be Extradited From Australia. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the Australian Federal Court approved the Chilean government's extradition request of former Intelligence Directorate (DINA) agent Adriana Rivas, who disappeared seven Communist Party's members during the Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship (1974-1990). | RELATED: | "Justice is finally imposed," the victims' lawyer Adriana Navarro stated, recalling that defendant lawyer Frank Santisi delayed the extradition of Rivas to Chile for over two…

teleSUR (2021-11-24). Yulimar Rojas Is Nominated for Best Athlete of the Year. telesurenglish.net The International Athletics Federation announced that the Venezuelan athlete, Yulimar Rojas, winner of a gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, heads the five finalists nominated for the World Female Athlete of the Year, at the 2021 World Athletics Awards. | RELATED: | This 26-year-old athlete, who holds the world record for women's triple jump, is an Olympic champion, a two-time World Champion (2017 London and 2019 Doha), an…

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza (2021-11-24). The Truth About African Civilizations Before Colonial Invasion. orinocotribune.com By Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza — Nov 23, 2021 | Neocolonialism upholds this imperialist lie through divisive propaganda via corporate mass media and social media. | The conventional narrative projected by Western worldviews that Africa was a barbaric and dark continent before colonization demands perpetual opposition. The organic intricacies of African civilizations prior colonial invasion are viewed as worthless historical mishaps. | Pre-colonial African civilizations should not be romanticized as the proverbial utopia. It had its inherent faults/contradictions just like every other society on Earth. These in…

Fight Back (2021-11-24). Tallahassee: Community activists demand homophobic Police Chief Revell step down. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee , FL – On November 13, the Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) led a march to the headquarters of the Tallahassee Police Department calling for the resignation of police chief Lawrence Revell as well as City Manager Reese Goad. Revell recently spoke at a religious retreat for law enforcement executives hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, a known anti-LGBTQIA+ group that has made claims such as "trans activists are in league with 'many homosexuals' and are 'propagandizing, grooming, and mutilating children.'" | Organizations including the Dream Defenders, Planned Parenthood,…

Audra Jane Heidrichs (2021-11-24). How Anti-Abortion Advocates Are Pushing Local Bans, City by Small City. zcomm.org Across Ohio, tactics pioneered in Texas are being deployed in disruptive city council meetings…

Liberation (2021-11-24). India: Farmers win an important victory. greenleft.org.au Fourteen months after the Narendra Modi government introduced new farm laws, the Prime Minister has had to announce their repeal in the face of unprecedented farmers' resistance.

CJ Polychroniou (2021-11-24). Only Movements From Below Can Save the Planet. zcomm.org The struggle ahead promises to be hard and brutal, but the "general will" can always prevail in the end even under the most gruesome of circumstances if people are willing to fight for the right cause…

Mike Walter (2021-11-24). The Heat: Ping Pong Diplomacy 50 years on. america.cgtn.com Fifty years ago Ping Pong Diplomacy helped China and the United States forge a new relationship. As the world table tennis championship finals take place in Houston, Texas, we're reminded of a historic moment from 50 years ago when the finals were held in Japan. …

WSWS (2021-11-24). Planned strikes by DHL workers in UK as Unite seek to block national action. wsws.org Workers are determined to take on the largest logistics company in the world. But they face a determined opponent in the Unite union which is working to throttle this movement.

WSWS (2021-11-24). New type of dangerous building cladding uncovered in Britain, as another fire breaks out. wsws.org An inferno on the scale of Grenfell is a constant threat every day with so many residential buildings still enveloped in deadly flammable cladding.

Editor2 (2021-11-24). Cuba's Vaccine Could End up Saving Millions of Lives. orinocotribune.com By Branko Marcetic — Nov 22, 2021 | Thanks to its public biotech sector and its government's deep commitment to public health, Cuba is now the only low-income country to have made its own COVID vaccine. It's already helped millions of Cubans, and it's poised to help millions more around the world. | Much of the press coverage of Cuba last week focused on the anti-government protests that After a di…

Medea Benjamin (2021-11-24). The High Stakes of the U.S.-Russia Confrontation Over Ukraine. zcomm.org Risking a nuclear holocaust to appease the military-industrial complex is as insane as destroying the climate and the natural world to appease the fossil fuel industry…

David Sirota (2021-11-24). "MELTDOWN" Podcast Series Live Chat On 11/30. dailyposter.com

WSWS (2021-11-24). New Zealand media pushes alarmist propaganda over China's relations with Kiribati. wsws.org Not a shred of evidence was provided that China aims to build a military base in the small Pacific island state. Rather it was simply assumed that Beijing's aims in New Zealand's "own backyard" were nefarious.

Mickey Z. (2021-11-24). "Harnessing social media to help solve and predict crime" dissidentvoice.org On January 30, 2020, The Brennan Center for Justice sent a letter to the Los Angeles Police Department that began as such: This is a request under the California Public Records Act ("CPRA"), Cal. Gov't Code ß ß 6250-6270, on behalf of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law ("Brennan Center"). The Brennan …

Staff (2021-11-24). "Furious and Disgusted": Teen Survivor Speaks Out After Wealthy White Serial Rapist Gets Probation. democracynow.org The survivor of a serial rapist who received probation joins us to speak out after a New York judge sparked international outrage when he ruled it is inappropriate to jail the man who attacked her. Christopher Belter pleaded guilty to raping and sexually assaulting her along with three other teenage girls age 15 and 16, but he will avoid serving time in prison, and instead receive 8 years of probation. Belter is white, and from a prominent family who lives in a wealthy neighborhood near Niagara Falls. "This sentencing is telling rapists it's OK to rape and telling victims that there's no point in coming forward,"

teleSUR (2021-11-24). NASA Launches Mission To Redirect Asteriod. telesurenglish.net The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that a unique mission to test asteroid-deflecting technology was launched late Tuesday night from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. | RELATED: | "Asteroid Dimorphos: we're coming for you," NASA tweeted, adding that the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at 1: 21 am EST. | The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) "will be the fi…

Evan Branan (2021-11-23). Ahmaud Arbery: Will the courts deliver yet another racist miscarriage of justice? liberationnews.org The jury has now begun its deliberations in the trial of the killers of Ahmaud Arbery — whose racist murder in Glynn County, Georgia in February 2020 helped ignite last years nationwide uprising.

Ann Brown (2021-11-23). Armed New Black Panther Party At Ahmaud Arbery Trial: We Need Undercover Hitmen To Go After Them. moguldom.com Armed protesters, many fully masked and carrying assault rifles, rallied on Nov. 22 outside the Georgia courthouse where the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial is taking place. The groups claimed to be from the New Black Panther Party and the New Black Liberation Militia. The New Black Panther Party is a Black nationalist organization founded in Dallas, Texas, …

teleSUR (2021-11-23). US Jury Begins Deliberation In African American Death Trial. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, a twelve-member jury in Georgia began deliberating on the trial against three white men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery, an African-American who was playing sports in Brunswick in 2020. | RELATED: | Judge Timothy Walmley explained to jurors what rules they must follow to determine whether defendants are guilty of nine criminal charges, including a murder charge that could carry life in prison. Previously, however, civil rights activ…

Staff (2021-11-23). Headlines for November 23, 2021. democracynow.org Jury to Decide Fate of Three White Men Charged With Murdering Black Jogger Ahmaud Arbery, Yemeni Protesters Condemn U.S. Support for Saudi-Led War and Blockade, Senators Move to Block Biden's Planned $650M Weapons Sale to Saudi Arabia, U.S. COVID-19 Cases Surge Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday, Israel Arrests Relatives of Palestinian Man Behind Jerusalem Attack, El Salvador President Plans "Bitcoin City" as Government Cracks Down on NGOs, Driver of SUV That Plowed into Wisconsin Parade Has Record of Domestic Violence, Trump Allies Roger Stone and Alex Jones Subpoenaed by January 6th Panel, U.S. Added to List of "Bac…

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-11-23). Brunswick, Georgia/Black pastors protest racism, gather to support Arbery family. workers.org Atlanta In the town of Brunswick, Georgia, Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael and their neighbor, William "Roddie" Bryant, are on trial for the racist murder of unarmed 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery on Feb. 23, 2020. Arbery was chased and gunned down as he jogged past their Satilla Shores homes. Pastors, . . . |

WSWS (2021-11-23). Closing arguments presented in murder trial of the three men who killed Ahmaud Arbery. wsws.org Cobb County prosecutor Linda Dunikoski demolished the claims of the three defendants that they killed Arbery in self-defense during a citizen's arrest.

teleSUR (2021-11-23). Jury Begins Deliberation In US African American Death Trial. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, a twelve-member jury in Georgia began deliberating on the trial against three white men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery, an African-American who was playing sports in Brunswick in 2020. | RELATED: | Judge Timothy Walmley explained to jurors what rules they must follow to determine whether defendants are guilty of nine criminal charges, including a murder charge that could carry life in prison. Previously, however, civil rights activ…

Martha Grevatt (2021-11-23). John Deere strikers win against concessions. workers.org After a month-long strike, workers at 14 John Deere plants and warehouses are returning to work. Their new contract, ratified with 61% support, is a big improvement over the first two contracts a majority of the workers had rejected. The United Auto Workers represents 10,100 Deere workers in Iowa, Illinois, . . . |

Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-23). America's "Long War" against the Korean Nation. dissidentvoice.org 1. US War Crimes committed against the Korean Nation (1950-53) "Fire and Fury" was not invented by Donald Trump. It is a concept deeply embedded in US military doctrine. It has characterized US military interventions since the end of World War II. What distinguishes Trump from his predecessors in the White House is his political narrative at the …

Ann Brown (2021-11-23). Tamir Rice's Mother Says US Should Be 'Overthrown' Following Rittenhouse Verdict. moguldom.com Many Black Americans are upset by the Nov. 19 "not guilty" verdict for gunman Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old who shot and killed two people and injured a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest. Protesters gathered in Kenosha after Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot multiple times and paralyzed by …

Chauncey K. Robinson (2021-11-23). Rittenhouse verdict: Justice served for the right wing. peoplesworld.org

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-11-23). Racist acquittedThe people's verdict: GUILTY! workers.org After a trial thoroughly tainted by racism, on Nov. 19 a jury acquitted white supremacist Kyle Rittenhouse on all counts in the murder of two people and shooting of a third at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Aug. 25, 2020. That rally was protesting the shooting of . . . |

Zachary Orlin (2021-11-23). Equality Under the Law is a Reactionary Doctrine. dissidentvoice.org If one is to remain agnostic of the motivations and social movements that brought Kyle Rittenhouse to Kenosha on the night of August 25th, 2020, it becomes impossible to make proper meaning of the two murders he would commit that night, and of his recent acquittal. That agnosticism is precisely what the American justice system …

_____ (2021-11-23). Rittenhouse's Trial Missed an Opportunity to Red-Pill the Public on Color Revolutions. strategic-culture.org This trial will not be over until the DNC and its foot-soldiers are put on trial for their color revolution scheme which led to not only the deaths of an agitated populace, but changed the course of the 2020 election. | Was Kyle Rittenhouse carrying out a premeditated act or protecting his own life when he shot three and killed two rioters in Kenosha last year? What does the trial say about the state of the criminal justice system in the U.S.? Was the November 22nd mass killing event in Waukesha the consequence of the Rittenhouse verdict? | Rittenhouse's verdict of "Not-Guilty" on all counts was a moment of shock…

Fight Back (2021-11-23). Jacksonville demands DOJ charge Rittenhouse, stop racist vigilantism. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – Around 80 people gathered at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Jacksonville, November 20 after the acquittal of racist vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse, demanding the Department of Justice file civil rights charges. Organized by the Jacksonville Community Action Committee, they were joined by Florida State Representative Angie Nixon (who spoke), members of the Northside Coalition of Jacksonville, UNF SDS, Take Em Down Jax, Florida Rising, DSA Jax, Our Revolution along with other community members and activists. | The rally was started with chants of, "Do your job, DOJ, don't let Kyle get away" along wi…

The Socialist Program (2021-11-23). "Justice" in America: Rittenhouse Acquitted, Racist Vigilantes Can Kill with Impunity. liberationnews.org Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss how the menace of racist vigilante violence received a dramatic boost by the U.S. court system with the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on all charges. They also discuss how protesters took to the streets in outraged response to the verdict, the victory of pro-Revolution candidates in the Venezuelan election, the latest Jan. 6 attack court developments, demonstrations worldwide against U.S. intervention in Ethiopia, resistance to the coup in Sudan, and more.

Monica Moorehead (2021-11-23). Another fascist acquitted/Rittenhouse verdict sparks outrage. workers.org Workers World expressed outrage — along with the rest of the country and the world — over the devastating Nov. 19 acquittal of 18-year-old white vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse for the murder of two anti-racists, 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum and 26-year-old Anthony Huber, and the wounding of a third, Gaige Grosskreutz. These . . . |

Fight Back (2021-11-23). Colorado Springs activists hold vigil for victims of Rittenhouse. fightbacknews.org Colorado Springs, CO – On the evening of November 21, activists from Colorado Springs gathered on the steps of City Hall to hold a candlelight vigil for Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum. Huber and Rosenbaum were in Kenosha, Wisconsin, protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake, when they were gunned down by right-wing vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse in August of 2020. | After the righteous uprising in Kenosha after the brutal shooting of Jacob Blake in August 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse took it upon himself to cross state lines and arm himself with an AR-15 with the intent of maiming or killing protesters. Despite a multitud…

Fight Back (2021-11-23). 1500 rally and march in Chicago against Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – A front banner read, "Stop white supremacy" as people hit the street in Chicago's Loop on November 20 to condemn the injustice in the court in Kenosha, Wisconsin the day before. A jury complying with the instructions by a racist judge sent the message that white racists and police can kill with impunity while African Americans and other oppressed nationalities can be killed, tortured and jailed without justification. | The Black and Latino youth leading the march were outraged and confrontational with Chicago police when they pressed in on the march at its end. | The rally was called by the Chicago…

Fight Back (2021-11-23). Milwaukee protest says: "Indict, convict, send Kyle Rittenhouse to jail!" fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Just after noon on November 20, over 120 people gathered at Red Arrow Park downtown to condemn the "innocent on all charges" verdict in the trial of vigilante murderer Kyle Rittenhouse. The protest was called for and organized by the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, UW-Milwaukee Students for a Democratic Society, and the Wisconsin district of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. All three groups had a presence on the ground in Kenosha last summer in the midst of the uprising. | The rally began at Red Arrow Park, but organizers quickly took the streets with the gathered…

Moderator (2021-11-23). A Land Where Justice is a Game. scheerpost.com A Kyle Rittenhouse supporter holds a sign in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sept. 1, 2020. (Lightburst — By Ron Jacobs / Another right-wing vigilante walks free in the USA. The fact that I was even mildly hopeful Kyle Rittenhouse would get some prison time only proves my eternal optimism. Once again, that optimism w…

Olivia Rosane (2021-11-23). Build Back Better Act passes House with most ambitious climate provisions in U.S. history. nationofchange.org The legislation still needs to pass the Senate to make a difference.

_____ (2021-11-23). Ethiopia: Abiy Will Lead Army In Anti-TPLF Struggle 'From The Battlefront'. popularresistance.org In a Monday statement, the Ethiopian head of government said he would "lead the fight from tomorrow onwards," calling on all Ethiopians to unite in defense of their country and on all Black people across the world to defend Ethiopia in the spirit of pan-Africanism. | "Starting tomorrow, I will mobilize to the front to lead the defense forces," Abiy said in the release. "Those who want to be among the Ethiopian children who will be hailed by history, rise up for your country today. Let's meet at the front." | "We are now in the final stages of saving Ethiopia," he added. "Our enemies are attacking us on the outsid…

Staff (2021-11-23). 27 November, Toronto: Resistance And Solidarity Until Liberation. samidoun.net Saturday, 27 November 2 pm 2 Bloor St E Toronto, ON Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/405277304417689 The Zionist state of Israel operates with complete impunity, from its embedded legal framework to the massive military and diplomatic support it receives from Western governments, particularly, the US and Canada. Its decades-long colonization of Palestine, home demolitions and ongoing ethnic cleansing […] | The article

Editor (2021-11-23). Anti-communism, anti-Blackness, and imperialism. mronline.org In this talk prepared for the Albuquerque Anti-War Coalition's Anti-Communism & Imperialism panel discussion, Dr. Charisse Burden Stelly discusses how anti-communism and anti-Blackness are intrinsically intertwined structures of white supremacist and capitalist control.

Eshalaxmi Barlingay (2021-11-23). How sports can achieve diplomacy. america.cgtn.com This year marks the 50th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy — when table tennis broke through the U.S.-China Cold War divide, at a time when high-level diplomacy was just an aspiration. CGTN's Toni Waterman takes a look at how sports can be a great icebreaker in culture and politics.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-23). Unions weigh in for reproductive rights in key Mississippi case. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—When it comes to defending women's reproductive rights, there's no question where the nation's union women stand: 100% for their sisters and against the mostly male repressive forces who would strip those rights away. Which is why the Coalition of Labor Union Women and individual unions, including the four largest, joined friend-of-the-court briefs on the …

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-23). NATO launches war games in Latvia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Latvia Kickstarts The NATO Baltic Winter Shield 2021 Military Exercises The annual international military exercises of NATO Baltic Winter Shield 2021, kicked off in Latvia on Monday and will witness the Baltic state's military along with allied forces bolster their combat capabilities. The collaborative exercise will include military personnel from Land Force Mechanised Infantry Brigade, …

Staff (2021-11-23). Cuba rechaza inclusión del país en el informe del Departamento de Estado sobre trata de personas. cubadebate.cu El ministro de Justicia de Cuba, Oscar Silvera Martínez, rechazó la inclusión injustificada y discriminatoria de la Isla en el Informe de Trata de Personas, elaborado por el Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos. "Es inaceptable que EE. UU. acuse a Cuba de fomentar la trata de personas o la práctica de la esclavitud", puntualizó.

WSWS (2021-11-23). Weeks after sellout of Seattle carpenters strike, union officials ousted over corruption allegations. wsws.org The Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters was put under trusteeship shortly after ending a three-week strike by Washington state construction workers, who rejected four consecutive sellout agreements.

_____ (2021-11-23). Activist Interview: The Life Force, And The 'Pipe Filled With Poison'. popularresistance.org Shay Lynn Sampson is determined she won't be telling her children what salmon used to taste like or what it was like to live close to their land. She is one of the Indigenous people preventing Coastal GasLink (CGL) from running a pipeline under Wedzin Kwa (Morice River), the pristine water source for the Wet'suwet'en and their close downstream allies, the Gitxsan. | Twenty-two-year-old Sampson spoke to me on November 8 from behind a blockade inside a "Tiny House," purposely built with many other structures to shelter the people putting their bodies on the line to stop the project. Sampson is also the youth engage…

_____ (2021-11-23). Five Reasons Why The Left Won In Venezuela. popularresistance.org For the first time in four years, every major opposition party in Venezuela participated in elections. For the fifth time in four years, the left won in a landslide. Voters elected 23 governors, 335 mayors, 253 state legislators and 2,471 municipal councilors. The governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) won at least 19 of 23 governorships (one race remains too close to call) and the Caracas mayoralty in the November 21 "mega-elections." Of the 335 mayoral races, the vote count has been completed in 322 of them, with PSUV and its coalition taking 205, opposition coalitions 96 and other parties 21. Ove…

_____ (2021-11-23). How To Fight For A Better World When Hope Feels Scarce. popularresistance.org This question of what we do doesn't exactly feel like it gets at the heaviness that's in me, that's in us. I've spent the last three years asking, in the face of enormous difficulty, "What do we do now?" and I've learned that coming up with a smart answer to that question may offer some high for a period of time, but it's pretty clear it can't sustain us. | I think that's because the significance of what we're staring down doesn't just beg questions about potential shifts in strategic emphasis, it also raises much deeper questions about what we do when hope is scarce. What do we do when it's quite reasonable to b…

_____ (2021-11-23). The Imperial Legacy Of Climate Change. popularresistance.org The student movement is no stranger to protests and direct action. From marching against South African apartheid to fighting for justice for workers, students have a long history of daring to reimagine the world we want to live in and uncompromisingly working towards it. Perhaps it is unsurprising then that students and young people are once more at the forefront of a campaign—one fighting for climate justice and our very ability to exist. | For several decades we have been told that our individual actions alone can reverse the climate crisis. The truth is paper straws and bags for life cannot compensate fo…

_____ (2021-11-23). Venezuela: Chavismo Wins Governorships In 20 Of 23 States. popularresistance.org Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) President Pedro Calzadilla reported a 41.80 percent turnout in Sunday's Subnational elections. | Having counted 90.21 percent of the ballots cast in the elections, Calzadilla reaffirmed that the elections took place in a peaceful environment. | The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) candidates hold leads in 20 out of 23 states for the governor's race. | Meanwhile, the opposition coalition United Democratic Table (MUD) candidates secured a lead in the Cojedes and Zulia states. Neighbors Force (FV) party secured the other governor post for opposition sectors in t…

_____ (2021-11-23). World Misses Israel's Hebrew-Language Incitement Against Palestinians. popularresistance.org Zionist incitement against Palestinians is at an all-time high but you wouldn't know it by reading the international press because it is all done in Hebrew. The violent, racist-supremacist discourse that takes place in the Israeli media and among Israeli politicians is also done in Hebrew and so it gets little or no attention. And so, as the world remains comfortably numb, the Zionist apartheid state is wiping Palestine — or what remains of it — off the face of the earth. The intent is to push Palestinians out of their homes, to take their land, to erase their history, and eventually, to come to the m…

_____ (2021-11-23). World Misses Israel's Incitement Against Palestinians. popularresistance.org The Naqab – Zionist incitement against Palestinians is at an all-time high but you wouldn't know it by reading the international press because it is all done in Hebrew. The violent, racist-supremacist discourse that takes place in the Israeli media and among Israeli politicians is also done in Hebrew and so it gets little or no attention. And so, as the world remains comfortably numb, the Zionist apartheid state is wiping Palestine — or what remains of it — off the face of the earth. The intent is to push Palestinians out of their homes, to take their land, to erase their history, and eventually, to c…

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-23). Jorge Rodríguez Pushes for Dialogue with Opposition. orinocotribune.com The president of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez, highlighted the importance of including other opposing political actors in the dialogue process, a gesture which was clearly a reference to the Democratic Alliance and Fuerza Vecinal [Neighborhood Force] parties. | During a press conference at Venezuela's Legislative Palace, Jorge Rodríguez stressed that when the government speaks of dialogue or of the necessity of different perspectives convening to share their proposals, it must include the political forces who were supported during the elections of November 21. | "As it happens, other opp…

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-23). These 5 Gubernatorial Candidates Received the Most Votes in Venezuela's 21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com In the early hours of the morning of Monday, November 22, Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) presented the first report of the regional and municipal elections, revealing the governors of each of Venezuela's states and which candidates received the most votes. | At that moment, CNE had received 90.2% of the minutes containing voting data, and the first official bulletin emerged. The elections had a voter turnout of 41.8%, equivalent to 8.1 million citizens, significantly higher than the 30.5% turnout recorded for 2020's parliamentary elections. | In this first report the president of the CNE, Pedro Calz…

Ann Brown (2021-11-23). Roland Martin Switches Up, Tells Bougie Buffers: Too Many Of Us Are Satisfied With Democratic Party, Stayed At Obama Parade All 8 Years. moguldom.com Veteran journalist Roland Martin has long been a proud and loyal Democrat. He publicly urged Black people to support Democratic candidates in major elections from President Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton in her 2016 bid for the White House. But now he seems to have flipped and flopped on the Democratic National Committee. Martin is …

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-23). Anarchist Prisoner Dan Baker Moved to Tennessee; Addresses Supporters; "Please Send Letters and Books to Read!" itsgoingdown.org Anarchist prisoner Dan Baker issues a statement after being moved to a facility in Memphis, Tennessee. View below how to send books and donations to Baker. Listen to a discussion on This Is America about his case. Dan's Amazon Wishlist HERE Pay Pal: DanBakerDonations@gmail.com Hello Everyone! This is a group message to all my friends…

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-23). Detention is a Crisis: Take Down Prison Profiteers! itsgoingdown.org In the wake of more jaw-dropping revelations about the Heartland Alliance in Chicago, local abolitionists call for continued actions. On Saturday, November 20, around 3: 30 PM, a teenager risked his life when he went out a fourth-floor window in an attempt to escape a Heartland Alliance detention facility at 3500 S Giles Ave. He was…

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-23). Oaxaca: Launch of the Campaign: "It's Not Development — It's Dispossession!" itsgoingdown.org The following is a statement from the Oaxacan Assembly in Defense of Land and Territory, translated by Scott Campbell, regarding the launch of a new permanent campaign against extractivist, neoliberal megaprojects. Launch of the Campaign: "It's Not Development — It's Dispossession!" We, the communities and organizations that have joined together since 2019 as the Oaxacan…

Ben Chacko (2021-11-23). Sudanese army reinstates prime minister, but left warns against new power-sharing deal. peoplesworld.org

Climate Nexus (2021-11-23). Boston mayor Michelle Wu divests city funds from fossil fuels. peoplesworld.org In her first major policy action, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu signed an ordinance on Monday to divest public funds from fossil fuels. The measure prohibits public investment in any financial instrument deriving more than 15% of its revenue from fossil fuels, as well as from tobacco products or jail or prison facilities. "Boston, as a finance hub, is …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-23). After No Regulatory Enforcement On Big Tech And Silicon Valley Under Obama, Bezos Sends $100M To Obama Foundation. moguldom.com Amazon billionaire CEO Jeff Bezos has donated $100 million to the Barack Obama Foundation, which is building a presidential library on the South Side of Chicago. The size of the gift is raising fresh questions about Obama's close ties to Silicon Valley during his eight years as president and what some see as a lack …

Ed Rampell (2021-11-23). AFI Fest features the reel and the real Little Tramp, Charlie Chaplin. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—My favorite film at AFI this year was The Real Charlie Chaplin, co-directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney, who co-wrote the almost 2-hour biopic with Oliver Kindeberg. The highest compliment I can pay this documentary that traces the rise and fall and rise of the eponymous screen comic is that it is worthy …

Editor2 (2021-11-23). Sudan's Anti-Coup Protesters Reject Agreement to Reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. orinocotribune.com By agreeing to pick a new cabinet of technocrats devoid of all representation from civilian political parties, PM Hamdok has lost support of all sections of the protesters and most political parties | In Sudan, a 14-point agreement was signed between army chief and coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and deposed prime minister Abdalla Hamdok. The deal has secured an agreement to release all political prisoners arrested since the coup. However, the ministers of the dissolved government, who will be released if the agreement is honored, will not return to the cabinet. The PM is to form a new cabinet made up only of…

Editor (2021-11-23). Editorial: °Viva la Revolución Cubana! workers.org Cuando el 8 de enero de 1959, un triunfante Fidel Castro entró en La Habana, llamó a los revolucionarios cubanos a "acomodarse a los objetivos pacíficos de la Revolución". Habló con una paloma blanca en el hombro, un símbolo asociado a Fidel durante toda su larga vida. La gente muestra . . . |

Finian Cunningham (2021-11-23). Is There Much Point in Putin or Xi Talking With Biden? dissidentvoice.org © Mandel Ngan If a dialogue produces positive results then of course such dialogue should be pursued earnestly. That's a general rule. But what about in the case of dialogue between the US president Joe Biden and his Russian or Chinese counterparts? Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, is due to hold a virtual face-to-face meeting …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-23). Malcolm X's Daughter, Malikah Shabazz, Found Dead In Brooklyn. moguldom.com Malikah Shabazz — one of the twin daughters of revolutionary civil rights activist Malcolm X and wife Dr. Betty Shabazz — was found dead in her Brooklyn home Monday, Nov. 22. She was 56. The youngest of Malcolm X's daughters, Shabazz was found unconscious by her daughter, according to ABC7NY. Authorities have said they are …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-23). Actor Wendell Pierce Explains Why He Left US For London: Political Violence. moguldom.com Actor and entrepreneur Wendell Pierce tweeted about why he left the United States to live abroad in London — and he didn't mince words or hold back when describing his belief that his native country has devolved into violent chaos. "I'm home in America for the month of November. I have lived abroad for 4 …

Javier Sierra (2021-11-23). La humanidad en la cuerda floja. peoplesworld.org La humanidad camina por una cuerda floja climática. La Conferencia sobre Cambio Climático COP26 ofreció una vez más tender una red que nos salve de caer en un punto atmosférico sin retorno. Lamentablemente, el ejército de cabilderos de la industria de combustibles sucios asistentes a la cumbre y sus aliados en el poder hicieron todo …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-23). Venezuela's CNE Issues 2nd Report: PSUV Sweeps Vast Majority of Mayoralties. orinocotribune.com This Monday, November 22, the president of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, issued results from the municipal elections that were held, alongside regional elections, across the country on November 21. | "For the positions of mayors, we have 322 of the 335 positions in dispute, 322 of these can be judged. Of these, 205 are for the PSUV, 59 to MUD, 37 to the Democratic Alliance, and 21 to other parties and alliances," Calzadilla said. | On the regional level, the leadership of 18 state governments were won by President Maduro's United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), while candida…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-23). 3 Things To Know About Rampant Zelle Bank Transfer Scam: How To Protect Yourself. moguldom.com A new scam targeting Zelle users shows how easy it is for hackers to steal your money using quick mobile banking payment apps. Customers have reported losing thousands of dollars in seconds on Zelle-supported banking apps. It starts with an innocent-looking text warning about fraud in your bank account, then a conniving phone call. Zelle …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-23). Feds Target BlockFi DeFi Lending Product. moguldom.com Crypto exchange BlockFi Inc. is being scrutinized by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its popular decentralized finance (DeFi) lending product that lets users deposit Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and earn interest on their holdings. Regulatory actions have been taken against BlockFi in five states — New Jersey, Alabama, Kentucky, Vermont and Texas …

KWORINOCO (2021-11-23). CEELA: Venezuela's Electoral Process Met International Standards. orinocotribune.com After the results from this Sunday's elections in Venezuela were announced, the leader of the main international election observation group in Latin America released a report in which it concluded that the electoral process met both the Constitution and international standards. | The President of the Council of Electoral Experts of Latin America (CEELA), Nicanor Moscoso, reported this Monday, November 22, that after being in Venezuela for more than two months, he can conclude on behalf of the organization he represents, that the voting system was correctly audited on all 16 occasions. | "Regarding the security…

KWORINOCO (2021-11-23). Meet Venezuela's 3 Opposition Governors. orinocotribune.com This Sunday night, Venezuela's National Electoral Council announced the winners of the country's governorships, three of which were won by opposition candidates—the states of Cojedes, Nueva Esparta and Zulia. | This announcement signified a resounding victory for the Great Patriotic Pole in the regional and municipal elections, in which it earned 21 of Venezuela's 24 governorships. | The fact that the opposition managed to come out with only three governorships in their name is further proof that the opposition is wrought with internal divisions and lacks overall credibility. | Who are these opposition c…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-23). Senators challenge hedge fund backers of anti-miner Warrior Met. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Just days after hundreds of Mine Workers and their allies descended on financiers' offices from coast to coast for demonstrations, three prominent Senate Democrats challenged the secretive hedge funds whose dollars finance Warrior Met coal bosses, and the eight-month strike they've forced on their workers. In letters to Apollo Global Management and others, Sens. Elizabeth …

Project Censored (2021-11-23). Local Journalism Matters: Democracy Needs 'More Muckrakers and Fewer Buckrakers' (as Project Censored founder Carl Jensen used to say). projectcensored.org Should a political lobbyist and real estate investor also be the owner of a major regional newspaper that happens to have bought up the most of the competition? Northern California's…

rebekah (2021-11-23). Temporary Relief for Millions of Essential Immigrant Workers Could Be a Reality — Fingers Crossed. inequality.org

Staff (2021-11-23). Your Mini Guide to Discussing Abortion Rights at the Dinner Table. aclu.org With multiple abortion cases at the Supreme Court and a continuing onslaught of anti-abortion restrictions sweeping the states, abortion is likely to come up in conversations about the news — including among friends and family during the holidays. | Here, we share a handy reference guide on this timely issue — full of the quick, crucial facts on abortion rights you'll want to be equipped with if it comes up at your dinner table. | Abortion is The right to abortion…

Tamara Nassar (2021-11-23). Three Palestinians suspend hunger strikes. electronicintifada.net Palestinian dies after 13 years in Israeli prison.

Tania Siddiqi (2021-11-23). Victory for farmers in India!! workers.org On Nov. 19, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of the fascist Bharatiya Janata Party, declared that he would concede to protesting farmers' demands to repeal three pro-capitalist farm laws. For over a year, farmers have engaged in coordinated acts of resistance across India. Farmers in India celebrate victory on . . . |

VINS (2021-11-23). Algorithmic Bias in Online Test-Monitoring Programs. projectcensored.org Social distancing, necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has transformed education. With the pivot to remote learning, one of these transformations, Nora Caplan-Bricker reports for the New Yorker, is educational…

VINS (2021-11-23). Blockade on Critical Race Theory in Texas Public Schools. projectcensored.org On June 17, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a law declaring that teachers can no longer teach critical race theory in their classrooms. As Jennifer Bendery reported in the…

VINS (2021-11-23). COVID-19 Risks Heightened by Rundown Facilities at Disadvantaged Schools. projectcensored.org Across the United States, inadequate funding for the maintenance of school buildings puts students at increased risk to COVID-19, according to a September 2021 report for Truthout by Eleanor J….

VINS (2021-11-23). COVID-19's Negative Impact on Higher Education Institutions and Faculty Salaries. projectcensored.org COVID-19 has led to increases in institutional debt for colleges and universities and significant decreases in faculty salaries and benefits, according to data from the American Association of University Professors'…

VINS (2021-11-23). Homeless Students Uniquely Challenged by COVID-19 Pandemic. projectcensored.org The COVID-19 pandemic and remote schooling have posed unique challenges for homeless students, according to a June 2021 report for Truthout by Eleanor J. Bader. Although the pandemic has impacted…

VINS (2021-11-23). School Sued for Denying Equal Education to Students with Disabilities. projectcensored.org Pittsburg Unified School District, in the Bay Area of California, is accused of unequal opportunities for disabled students and will be taken to court by ACLU. On Monday, September 13,…

VINS (2021-11-23). Schools' Infrastructure in Crisis as Climate Changes. projectcensored.org In June 2021, the Hechinger Report's Victoria Petersen reported that most US school facilities are in dire need of repair and will not be able to sustain the damages caused…

Yuri Martins Fontes (2021-11-23). Caio Prado e o fascismo como estratégia do capitalismo em crise (Parte IV). globalresearch.ca Convencido que o Brasil estava na "iminência de um retorno ao passado", conforme afirma ao final de seu

Marie Kelly (2021-11-23). Delaware County, Pennsylvania/Cops kill 8-year-old girl, teens framed. workers.org Philadelphia Police gunfire outside a high school football game in Sharon Hill, a Philadelphia suburb, killed 8-year-old Fanta Bility August 27 and wounded four others, including her older sister. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer admits the three officers' culpability; however, he chose to file first degree murder charges against . . . |

_____ (2021-11-23). Media's Anti-'Woke' Mania Moves Social Justice To The Fringe. popularresistance.org "Woke" is the label the aggrieved conservative suburbanite puts on the indignity of having to call their Starbucks barista "they" and finding Ibram X. Kendi on their child's school reading list. But as the Democrats prepare for the midterm election cycle, anti-wokeness has become a key theme about the party's future. Woke activists have been chief culprits in Terry McAuliffe's loss in the Virginia governor's race, correspondents tell us, and the electoral ground loss generally by the Democrats (The Hill, 11/7/21). | The meaning of this ubiquitous term often shifts with context. Originating in Black vernacular Eng…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-23). Chavismo's victory in Venezuela's subnational elections hailed across region. peoplesdispatch.org Leftist and progressive leaders across the region hailed the victory of the Great Patriotic Pole (GPP), a coalition of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and other Chavista forces. The GPP won overwhelmingly in the elections held on Sunday…

teleSUR (2021-11-23). 'The Chilean Far-Right Fosters Hatred': Transgender Lawmaker. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Emilia Schneider, the first transgender person elected as a lawmaker in Chile, stated that the LGTBI community and human rights activists are afraid that Christian Social Front politician Jose Kast will be her country's next president. | RELATED: | "When these politicians take office, they promote discriminatory speeches and policies, which increase hate crimes against our community," Schneider said, lam…

WSWS (2021-11-23). CVS announces 900 US store closures over next three years. wsws.org The planned closures, which amount to about 9 percent of all US CVS stores, will affect thousands of CVS workers and impact access to health services across the country.

Pedro Brieger (2021-11-23). La geopolítica de la generosidad salvó a Evo. globalizacion.ca Es muy posible que el libro de Alfredo Serrano Mancilla ya esté en manos de algún guionista para hacer una película de intriga, suspenso y final feliz. Si no lo está, debería. Serrano Mancilla, protagonista de esta historia, cuenta en…

_____ (2021-11-23). Washington's Neo-Colonial Policy in Syria. journal-neo.org The use of armies and mercenaries to support colonial commercial projects has become the standard of US behavior. And this is particularly evident due to the actions of Washington in Syria. The US, supported by its army and its many thousands of private military companies (PMCs), continues to loot the country, its energy resources, artifacts, …

Renán Vega Cantor (2021-11-23). Colin Powell — Otro criminal de guerra que muere en la cama. globalizacion.ca El 18 de octubre murió Colin Powell (1937-2021) de Covid-19 en su cama y rodeado de sus familiares. | En los obituarios de los círculos dominantes de Estados Unidos, Jamaica y el resto del mundo se le presentó como el típico …

WSWS (2021-11-23). Growing strike actions among US airline workers against low pay, terrible working conditions. wsws.org On Saturday, over 350 janitors representing the airport custodian service Flagship Facility Services went on a day-long strike at the Denver International Airport after months of negotiations between Service Employees International Union Local 105 and management.

Andreas Thomsen (2021-11-23). Denmark: Red-Green Alliance strongest party in Copenhagen following local elections. greenleft.org.au Following the recent Danish municipal elections, Andreas Thomsen interviewed Eva Milsted Enoksen, a long-time member of the Red Green Alliance and a former member of the party's Copenhagen leadership.

Staff (2021-11-23). DOJ to pay millions over FBI failure. rt.com The US Justice Department (DOJ) has agreed a settlement that will see the government pay a reported $127.5 million to victims and survivors of the Parkland school shooting, over its failure to investigate tips about the attacker. | In a joint court filing on Monday, lawyers representing families of those killed and injured during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in 2018 confirmed that a financial settlement had been reached with the US government. Although they did not specify the figures involved, according to the Associated Press, the DOJ has agreed to pay out so…

KWORINOCO (2021-11-23). Boric and Kast Head to Runoff to Decide Chilean Presidential Elections. orinocotribune.com With 88.52% of the votes counted in Chile, neither of the two leading candidates are close to the majority needed to win outright, and the presidency will have to be decided by runoff elections. According to Chile's Electoral Service (Servel), the two leading candidates, Gabriel Boric of the Apruebo Dignidad [Approve Dignity] party and far-right politician José Antonio Kast, are set to face off on November 19. | YVKE Mundial News | As reported by TeleSUR, the candidate representing the New Social Agreement coalition, Yasna Provoste, obtained 11.8% of the vote, with 724,278 of the ballots cast in her name so fa…

WSWS (2021-11-23). Enthusiastic support for SEP's forthcoming public meeting on Sri Lankan government's austerity budget. wsws.org Teachers, health employees, port workers, export processing zone employees and farmers, denounce Rajapakse government's brutal austerity budget.

WSWS (2021-11-23). Australian university union calls for "consensus" with employers on pandemic reopening. wsws.org The return to campus push will endanger the health and lives of students and staff alike, and add to risk of wider community transmission.

teleSUR (2021-11-23). We Suffer Paramilitary Violence: Colombian Indigenous Peoples. telesurenglish.net From April 1 to Sept.30, at least 14,270 Colombian Indigenous people have been subjected to confinement, forced displacement, harassment, or forced recruitment, the National Indigenous Organization (ONIC) denounced. | RELATED: | "This sad and painful reality reveals the physical, cultural, and territorial extermination of our peoples," the ONIC lamented, stressing that the figure presented is the highest number of…

WSWS (2021-11-23). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Uruguayan secondary school teachers struck November 18 against cuts in education and in support of colleagues unjustly fired for opposing right-wing "reforms."

Staff (2021-11-23). Biden admin makes move on paused vax mandate. rt.com The Justice Department is seeking an immediate lift of an order halting the Biden administration's Covid-19 vaccine mandate for businesses, claiming delays will cost "many lives per day." | "Delaying the Standard would likely cost many lives per day, in addition to large numbers of hospitalizations, other serious health effects," the Department of Justice wrote to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. | The request comes as President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate faces emergency hearings, after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a temporary halt to the controversial order, citing "serious constitutional co…

Staff (2021-11-23). 'Dedicated to hatred': What we know about the Waukesha massacre accused. rt.com Darrell Brooks, charged with killing five people and injuring 50 more by driving his SUV at high speed into a Xmas parade in Wisconsin, has a strange mix of beliefs, being pro-Hitler and BLM, and ferociously anti-whites and Jews. | No sooner had images of a red SUV careering through a small town USA Christmas parade, featuring Dancing Grannies and a children's marching band playing 'Jingle Bells', been shared around the world than wannabe rapper Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, was under arrest and his social media pored over like never before. | Five people lay dead and nearly 50 were injured after Brooks, a convicted…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-11-23). Sino-Russian collusion over Taiwan, Ukraine seems improbable but isn't. mronline.org U.S. has whipped up war hysteria over satellite image of Russian military camp in Yelnya, over 500 kms from Ukraine border, to allege Moscow's invasion plans and to justify NATO involvement.

Staff (2021-11-23). White House assesses lockdown possibility. rt.com A top White House Covid-19 response coordinator said that the US is likely not headed for more lockdowns, arguing that vaccines and other "tools" in health officials' arsenal would be sufficient to battle the virus. | Asked about whether future shutdown orders could be on the horizon during a Monday "We are not headed in that direction… We can curb the spread of the virus without having to in a…

Staff (2021-11-23). New York City Hall gets rid of Thomas Jefferson statue. rt.com A statue of America's third president, Thomas Jefferson, which has resided in New York's City Hall for 187-years, has been removed because he owned slaves, with workers boxing it up and dragging it out the back door on Monday. | The statue's unceremonious removal came after the Public Design Commission voted to send it from City Hall to the New York Historical Society, where a plaque will be added to it to provide historical context. | Read more | | The monument had been present in City H…

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2021-11-18: Julius Jones

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"No Doubt That Julius Jones Is innocent": Supporters Demand Stay of Execution for Oklahoma Man. democracynow.org Advocates in Oklahoma are rallying outside the barricaded governor's mansion ahead of the planned Thursday (Nov. 18, 2021) execution of prisoner Julius Jones, who was convicted of a 1999 murder but has maintained his innocence. Another man privately admitted to committing the murder and framing Jones, and Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board has recommended twice that his death sentence be commuted to life in prison with the possibility of parole but the final decision now rests with Governor Kevin Stitt.