2020-12-03: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

United We Dream (2020-12-03). Friday 12/4: State & Local Advocacy Strategies During Covid-19 to Aid Immigrants, Undocumented, & DACA. indybay.org Online webniar…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

George Wuerthner (2020-12-03). East Paradise Grazing Plan Seeks to Expand Livestock Production. counterpunch.org Below are my comments concerning the expansion of grazing of the East Paradise Grazing Allotments. This is some of the most important wildlife habitat north of Yellowstone NP. Readers are encouraged to write the District Ranger supporting ALT 1 the No Livestock Grazing option. Please put East Paradise Range Allotment Management Plan in the subject

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Staff (2020-12-03). Sanders Slams McConnell for Pushing Tax Deductions for CEOs in COVID Relief. truthout.org Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for pushing a coronavirus relief measure that contains a 100% tax deduction for business meals — a "Mitch McConnell's…

Michael Sandel (2020-12-03). "We have delegated our moral judgment to the markets" indybay.org "Yes, we can" was a call to solidarity and common goals. The legend that everyone in America can rise as high as their talents can carry them goes back to Ronald Reagan. Access to education should not be a substitute for policies that directly address the roots of inequality and the dignity of work.

news.un (2020-12-03). COVID-19 could push more than a billion into extreme poverty, new UN development report finds. news.un.org An additional 207 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty by 2030, due to the severe longterm impact of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total number to more than a billion, a new study from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has found.

David Coman-Hidy (2020-12-03). Tyson exploits consumers just like its animals and the workers who raise them. nationofchange.org Vulnerable workers, abused animals and a rigged system are the foundation of an unethical, destructive business model.

Megan Sherman (2020-12-03). The Skripal Affair: Remembering a UK False Flag. globalresearch.ca In a case of what must be called incriminating timing — the facts established after official conclusions and reprisals were declared — the scientists and experts of Porton Down, the UK's leading chemical weapons research facility, declared their extensive investigations …

Dilara O'Neil (2020-12-03). Olivia Laing's Banal Avant-Garde. thenation.com Olivia Laing's Banal Avant-Garde…

Dean Baker (2020-12-03). Repeal Section 230 and Never Again Have to Worry About What Mark Zuckerberg Thinks About Anything. cepr.net Apparently Donald Trump has gotten into his head that he wants to repeal Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. Apparently he is upset that Facebook and Twitter have pointed out that much of what he posts is not true. It's not clear what Trump thinks he would accomplish by repealing this provision of …

Andrew Emett (2020-12-03). Former police officers sentenced to prison for framing innocent man. nationofchange.org "These officers shattered the victims' lives and dishonored the Honolulu Police Department. This community deserved so much better from these officers."

_____ (2020-12-03). A Killing in Iran: Who Gains From Yet Another Assassination? strategic-culture.org It is not often that one can agree with the pronouncements made by former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan, but his

_____ (2020-12-03). 'This Strike Is A Fight For Our Lives'. popularresistance.org As a strike wave sweeps the U.S. health ≠care indus ≠try amid the Covid-19 pan ≠dem ≠ic, 700 front ≠line work ≠ers at 11 Chica ≠go-area nurs ≠ing homes have been on the pick ≠et lines since Novem ≠ber 23. | Pri ≠mar ≠i ≠ly Black and Lati ≠na women, the strik ≠ing work ≠ers are mem ≠bers of SEIU Health ≠care Illi ≠nois & Indi ≠ana and include cer ≠ti ≠fied nurs ≠ing assis ≠tants (CNAs), dietary aides, house ≠keep ≠ers and laun ≠dry work ≠ers. They are fight ≠ing for at least $15 an hour, haz ≠ard pay and ade ≠quate pe…

Berkeley Food Institute (2020-12-03). Tuesday 12/15: COVID's Hidden Toll: Discussion with Filmmakers and Policy Leaders. indybay.org Virtual Event…

Eleanor Bader (2020-12-03). Right-Wing Orgs Are Enlisting Students in Their War Against Campus Progressives. zcomm.org Groups like Campus Reform work hard to create the illusion that conservatives are a beleaguered minority on campuses…

_____ (2020-12-03). Report: Aerially Sprayed Pesticide Causes Significant Environmental Issues. popularresistance.org A new study concluded that high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances compounds used in pesticides aerially sprayed on millions of acres of land across the United States have contaminated the water of thousands of communities. The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility recently released the results of these "forever chemicals," which don't break down in the environment and build up in the human body. | Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are "a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals," which are "very persistent in…

Pip Hinman (2020-12-03). Locked-out Coles warehouse workers need your support. greenleft.org.au What started as a 24-hour strike for a fair redundancy package has become indefinite industrial action by workers at Coles' Smeaton Grange depot, reports Jim McIlroy.

Quanah Brightman (2020-12-03). United Native Americans Victory over GSA to Formally Recognize Joe Biden. indybay.org United Native Americans Victory over GSA to Formally Recognize Joe Biden as the President Elect…

Physicians for Social Responsibility (2020-12-03). Saturday 12/5: Second Annual Medical Symposium on Health Effects of Oil & Gas Industry. indybay.org Virtual conference (FREE)…

Michael Snyder (2020-12-03). After this New Wave of Lockdowns, Most People Will Accept Any "Solution" Because They Will be So Desperate. globalresearch.ca When people become desperate enough, those in power can get most of them to do just about anything. The first wave of lockdowns knocked us into the worst economic downturn

WSWS (2020-12-03). The contradictions of capitalism emerge amid the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. wsws.org Both Pfizer, a pharmaceutical giant, and the start-up firm Moderna have used essentially the same biochemical process, involving messenger RNA (mRNA) to develop a new vaccine against coronavirus.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-12-03). The Nuclear Bomb Is Ready: In Italy Soon. The B61-12 has a Nuclear Warhead with 4 "Selectable Power Options" globalresearch.ca A video was released on November 23 by Sandia National Laboratories that shows a US F-35A fighter flying at supersonic speed 3000 meters above sea level, launching a B61-12 nuclear bomb (non-nuclear warhead equipped). The bomb did not fall vertically …

Tenant and Neighborhood Councils (2020-12-03). Tenants Demand Landlords Sign 'Cancel Rent' Contracts As Evictions Loom. indybay.org Tenant union raises cancel rent calls to landlord association.

Dave Zirin (2020-12-03). The Baltimore Ravens' Cautionary Covid Tale. thenation.com The Baltimore Ravens' Cautionary Covid Tale…

Norman Stockwell (2020-12-03). Facebook's "ad" ban hurts political magazines. progressive.org If Facebook truly wants to "Give people the power to build community" perhaps it should consider allowing fact-based, truth-seeking publications to share content.

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

Robert F. Kennedy Jr (2020-12-03). Video: The Problem with the COVID Vaccine. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. globalresearch.ca "The problem with the COVID vaccine is that they recognize that it's gonna be really hard to get a vaccine so they have been reducing our standards so they can pass the vaccine no matter what." — Robert F. Kennedy …

news.un (2020-12-03). COVID-19 recovery, focus of UN General Assembly special session. news.un.org Nations united on Thursday for a special session of the UN General Assembly to survey the wreckage of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflect on the best response, and forge a path to better days ahead.

Timothy Pratt (2020-12-03). Asian American Voters Could Help Flip Georgia. thenation.com Asian American Voters Could Help Flip Georgia…

_____ (2020-12-03). Will This Be The Radicalization Of Black Lives Matter? popularresistance.org On Monday a group of local Black Lives Matter chapters issued a statement to the public calling for more transparency and accountability from the Black Lives Matter Global Network (BLMGN), the umbrella structure for the Black lives matter structures. | In what appears to be an ongoing internal discussion, the chapters claimed that BLMGN not only did not collaborate on political visioning and collective analysis with the chapters but shockingly, with the millions reported in the media that was raised from foundations and corporations, "most chapters have received little to no financial support since the launch in…

Fair Fight (2020-12-03). Thursday 12/3: Rock the Runoff! Virtual Concert Fundraiser to #GOTV in Georgia. indybay.org Online event…

Israel Shahak (2020-12-03). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Staff (2020-12-03). As COVID Spikes, the GOP Pushes Bans on Suing Negligent Businesses. truthout.org Officials estimate that 1 million people in Florida are infected with COVID-19 in the wake of the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Meanwhile, state legislators are meeting with business lobbyists at a conference, which One of the sponsors of the event is Publix. The Florida-based, employe…

_____ (2020-12-03). A New Peru, Struggling To Be Born? popularresistance.org While November saw two Peruvian presidents removed in a week and the emergence of a grassroots movement to defend democracy, there are no clear answers yet as to who will benefit in the long term. | It is not the first time that Plaza San Martín, one of the major squares in Lima's historic centre, has been surrounded by police and filled with protestors demonstrating against the country's political elite, but this time something felt different. | The week beginning 9 November saw a series of major demonstrations pop up around Lima, and across Peru, in condemnation of the removal of President Martín Vizcarra from…

Staff (2020-12-03). Under CARES Act, These Moms Should Be Home. They Remain in COVID-Filled Prisons. truthout.org When COVID entered the federal medical prison in Carswell, Texas, it ballooned within weeks — of the Shoulders has severe diabetes, respiratory problems, and, since entering prison in 2015, chronic kidney disease, leaving her at only 30 percent kidney function. All of these make her more vulnera…

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

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-03). No matter who wins Dec. 7 elections, Ghana will continue on a neoliberal path. peoplesdispatch.org Kwesi Pratt Jnr. of Pan African Television analyzes the political situation in Ghana ahead of the national elections of December 7. He talks about essential continuity between the two leading parties that dominate the country's politics…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-03). Protesters in Pakistan demand release of missing activist Amar Fayaz. peoplesdispatch.org Amar Fayaz, a member of the Progressive Youth Alliance, was abducted from Sindh's Jamshoro three weeks ago in what the protesters claim was an enforced disappearance by the security forces. They have demanded his immediate release…

Pip Hinman (2020-12-03). Time to mobilise to defend workers' rights. greenleft.org.au The union-bosses-government working groups to discuss industrial relations reform have not delivered and the PM has signalled new IR laws before Christmas. Sarah Hathway argues that union leaderships need to get prepared.

Pip Hinman (2020-12-03). Time to mobilise to defend workers' rights. greenleft.org.au The union-bosses-government working groups to discuss industrial relations reform have not delivered and the PM has signalled new IR laws before Christmas. Sarah Hathway argues union leaderships need to get prepared.

Tim Schwab (2020-12-03). Are Bill Gates's Billions Distorting Public Health Data? thenation.com Are Bill Gates's Billions Distorting Public Health Data?

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

Staff (2020-12-03). Graduate Student Labor Organizing Is Rising — and So Is Retaliation. truthout.org Carlos Cruz was paying $1,550 per month to live in a 750-square-foot garage-studio without insulation in Santa Cruz while earning a salary of $18,000 per year as a graduate student teaching assistant at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). He was barely scraping by and was going into debt. Accordingly, in November, he became involved in the burgeoning Cost of Living Adjustment campaign on the UCSC campus. | Cruz, an outspoken first-generation Chicano Ph.D. student in the History Department, is n…

Junaid S. Ahmad (2020-12-03). Pakistan Pressured by Saudi Arabia and UAE to Recognize and Accept the State of Israel. globalresearch.ca Putting aside the relics of past Cold War theatrics, Pakistan has been consistently struggling to advance peace and justice in the world. The struggle though has intensified. Pakistan currently experiences unprecedented pressure from the conservative Gulf monarchies of Saudi Arabia …

Mnar Muhawesh Adley (2020-12-03). Podcast: The Assassination of a Nuclear Scientist and the War against Iran's COVID-19 Vaccine. mintpressnews.com After Iran's most senior nuclear scientist Mohsin Fakhrezadeh was assassinated last week the media has been abuzz about a non-existent nuclear weapons program, justifying a killing that masks a broader campaign to target Iran's COVID vaccine program led by Fakhrezadeh.

Keith McHenry (2020-12-03). Monday 12/21: Homeless Persons Memorial. indybay.org 100 Laurel St, Santa Cruz…

John C. A. Manley (2020-12-03). Will Face Masks Cause Facial Deformities in Children? globalresearch.ca "When wearing a mask, most of us breathe with our upper chest muscles and with our mouth open," states Children's Minnesota on While the hospital admits this can cause "increased stress and anxiety" there are other more …

Lynda Carson (2020-12-03). Evictions resulted in more than 10,000 covid-19 deaths. indybay.org Evictions resulted in more than 10,000 covid-19 deaths!

Johanna Ross (2020-12-03). As Support for Independence Soars, Scottish Nationalists Must Unite. globalresearch.ca Alex Salmond is back. Scotland's former First Minister, under whom the SNP went from strength to strength, has unveiled his own 5-point plan together with MSP Alex Neil, to address the economic aftershocks of the pandemic in Scotland. | There have …

Speak Out Now (2020-12-03). Saturday 12/5: France: Mass Protests Against a Government Crackdown (Online meeting). indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

Peter Boyle (2020-12-03). Conjola's New Year's Eve never to be forgotten. greenleft.org.au Ash Brennan will never forget New Year's Eve 2019 when he lost his house to a raging firestorm in Conjola Park. Peter Boyle reports that his film We are Conjola will have a special online release this new year's eve.

Erin Banco (2020-12-03). Trump Tells Pompeo: Go Wild on Iran, Just Don't Risk 'World War III'. globalresearch.ca President Donald Trump may only have seven weeks According to …

_____ (2020-12-03). Mass Ignorance in the Age of Information. strategic-culture.org It is beyond counter-intuitive that in the Age of Information, the masses are more ignorant of facts than at any time in the past. It matters not that smart phones provide reliable information to individuals at their fingertips. Increasingly, some of the most well-informed people on the planet are adopting the mindsets of the Luddites, the anti-technology English workers of the 19th century. | Aversion to facts is endemic among the right-wing. However, even among certain quarters of the left-wing, mostly neo-Trotskyists and affiliated anarchists, there is an increasing rejection of Covid-19 pandemic public health…

Francesca Mari (2020-12-03). What's Between 30 Million Americans and an Eviction Tsunami? zcomm.org Only government intervention can keep millions of Americans housed…

Joseph Jankowski (2020-12-03). UK Minister Warns Brits Could be "Denied Normal Life" If They Do Not Receive COVID Vaccination. globalresearch.ca Brits could be denied entry into bars, theaters, and sporting events if they can not prove they've received vaccination against COVID-19, according to the head of the United Kingdom's vaccine rollout. | Nadhim Zahawi, the newly appointed minister to oversee …

news.un (2020-12-03). Revealed: The cost of the pandemic on world's poorest countries. news.un.org More than 32 million of the world's poorest people face being pulled back into extreme poverty because of COVID-19, leading UN economists said on Thursday, highlighting data showing that the pandemic is likely to cause the worst economic crisis in decades among least developed countries (LDCs).

Robert Freeman (2020-12-03). The Economy Isn't Working. That's Exactly the Plan. zcomm.org Forty years ago, around 1980, the uber-wealthy decided they wanted to get their money out of the economy. So, they engineered a controlled demolition of the U.S. economy…

Glen Ford (2020-12-03). Black Lives Matter (BLM) Chapters Demand "Accountability" from Trio that Cashed in on the Movement. globalresearch.ca Ten chapters of the national Black Lives Matter organization are in open revolt against the individuals that have treated the mass movement as their personal vehicle for upward political, professional and financial advancement. | In 2013 three Black women social activist …

Peter Boyle (2020-12-03). Conjola's New Year's Eve never to be forgotten. greenleft.org.au Ash Brennan will never forget New Year's Eve 2019 when he lost his house to a raging firestorm in Conjola Park. Peter Boyle spoke to him about his new file, We are Conjola, which will have a special online release this New Year's Eve.

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

Victoria Law (2020-12-03). The Graying of Mass Incarceration. progressive.org Prisons, ill-suited for providing health care, are facing an explosion of elderly inmates.

Pip Hinman (2020-12-03). Right-wing extremist jailed for targeting left, Muslims. greenleft.org.au Far-right activist Phillip Galea has been jailed on terrorism charges after threatening to commit violence against left-wing activists and Muslims. Sue Bolton discusses what it will take to defeat such extremists.

Global Research News (2020-12-03). Seeds of Destruction, Globalization of Poverty, Globalization of War: Three Important Books From Global Research Publishers. globalresearch.ca Global Research brings you a selection of three books that help give some context to the current state of the world and the power dynamics that got us here. Unfortunately, these books remain rather relevant, if not more so than …

Ed Rampell (2020-12-03). Gimme Shelter: The Way Home Chronicles the Root Causes of Homelessness in America. progressive.org A new documentary series focuses on the growing number of people living on the streets of U.S. cities.

Clay Reynolds (2020-12-03). Reach out into darkness; come together, right now. nationofchange.org Now is the time to roll up our sleeves and get down to the business of working together.

news.un (2020-12-03). COVID-19 could see over 200 million more pushed into extreme poverty, new UN development report finds. news.un.org An additional 207 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty by 2030, due to the severe longterm impact of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total number to more than a billion, a new study from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has found.

WSWS (2020-12-03). EU-Turkey tensions mount over Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean. wsws.org The unilateral opening of Varosha or Maraş in northern Cyprus and Ankara's proposed two-state solution have intensified tensions between the European Union and Turkey.

Pip Hinman (2020-12-03). Geelong Trades Hall Council seeks interest in sustainable green jobs campaign. greenleft.org.au Geelong Trades Hall Council has decided it will seek broader interest in a new campaign for a sustainable green jobs, reports Tim Gooden.

UBDDSP (2020-12-03). Tuesday 12/8: COVID-19 Misinformation: Understanding & Seeking Truth During a Pandemic (UC Berkeley). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Newsclick (2020-12-03). Assassination of nuclear scientist is a bid to provoke Iran into conflict. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. He analyzes the implications of this on the region and looks at the myths about Iran's nuclear program…

The Wire Staff (2020-12-03). Labour Unions' Nationwide Strike: Near Total Shutdown in Bengal, Kerala. zcomm.org The strike, on the same day as farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' protest marches across north India, is also in solidarity with the farmers' cause…

Pip Hinman (2020-12-03). The Accord: a class collaboration project that weakened unions. greenleft.org.au Tripartite discussions aimed at reaching consensus between the government of the day, unions and business are not new. Jonathan Strauss discusses the legacy of Labor government-sponsored prices and incomes accords of the 1980s and 1990s.

Damian Carrington (2020-12-03). World Is 'Doubling Down' on Fossil Fuels Despite Climate Crisis — UN Report. zcomm.org Production must fall by 6% a year to avoid 'severe climate disruption' but Covid-19 funding is supporting increases…

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

Dr. Peter Doshi (2020-12-03). Pfizer and Moderna's "95% Effective" Vaccines—Let's be Cautious and First See the Full Data. globalresearch.ca In the United States, all eyes are on Pfizer and Moderna. The topline efficacy results from their experimental covid-19 vaccine trials are astounding at first glance. Pfizer says it recorded 170 covid-19 cases (in 44,000 volunteers), with a remarkable split: …

imperial.ac.uk (2020-12-03). Imperial projects global coronavirus trajectory with simulation tool. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has projected the coronavirus outbreak for all countries around the world with the latest version of its scenario analysis tool.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-03). Communist youth in Russia protest budget cuts in health sector. peoplesdispatch.org Even as Russia faces an acute health and social crisis due to COVID-19, the federal budget for 2021-2023 calls for cuts of 200 billion rubles (USD 2.64 billion) in the overall state allocation for the health sector…

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

Brett Heinz (2020-12-03). As Private Cities Advance in Honduras, Hondurans Renew Their Opposition. cepr.net Guest post by Beth Geglia Efforts to develop semi-privately governed jurisdictions called Economic Development and Employment Zones (ZEDEs) in Honduras have recently emerged anew. ZEDEs, first legislated as Special Development Regions (REDs) and informally known as "charter cities," "model cities," or "startup cities," are a flexible territorial concession that can be used for city-scale real …

The Canary (2020-12-03). Gavin Williamson says GCSE and A-level exams will 'absolutely' not be cancelled. thecanary.co Education secretary Gavin Williamson has given an "absolutely" cast-iron guarantee that exams in England will not be cancelled this academic year. | The pledge came as the Government unveiled a package of measures for students sitting their A-level and GCSE exams in the summer to compensate for disruption to their schooling during the pandemic. | Pupils in England will be given advance notice of some topics ahead of their tests and they will be allowed to take in exam aids, like formula sheets, to ensure this cohort of students is not disadvantaged. | Students will also be awarded more generous grades — in…

_____ (2020-12-03). Eisenhower's Ghost Haunts Biden's Foreign Policy Team. popularresistance.org In his first words as President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said, "we have to proceed with equal measures of humility and confidence." Many around the world will welcome this promise of humility from the new administration, and Americans should too. | Biden's foreign policy team will also need a special kind of confidence to confront the most serious challenge they face. That will not be a threat from a hostile foreign country, but the controlling and corrupting power of the Military-Industrial Complex…

Dean Baker (2020-12-03). What to Look for in the November Jobs Report. counterpunch.org The resurgence of the pandemic is likely to be the biggest factor driving labor market performance in November, especially in a context where most of the CARES Act supports have ended. We are likely to see weak, if any, job growth for the month as the areas most affected by the spread, such as restaurants

George Monbiot (2020-12-03). Caught in the Crossfire. zcomm.org Brexit isn't about Europe, and isn't about the UK. It's the outcome of a civil war within capitalism…

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

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

Jake Johnston — Kira Paulemon (2020-12-03). Haiti: Protests, Repression Mark Police Chief's First Week. counterpunch.org On November 18, the 217th anniversary of the Battle of Vertières where Haitians delivered a fatal blow to Napoleon's troops during their struggle for independence, thousands took to the streets across the country to protest rising insecurity and government inaction. Anti-government actions took place in Cap-Haitien, GonaàØves, l'Estère, Saint-Marc, Delmas, Tabarre, Port-au-Prince,Cayes, Jérémie, Mirebalais, and

Quanah Brightman (2020-12-03). The 50th Anniversary of the Mount Rushmore Takeover. indybay.org Group gathers during 50th anniversary of the Mount Rushmore occupation…

christina Beach (2020-12-03). Saturday 12/5: Rally on Wheels. indybay.org Rally on Wheels: A Mobile Protest to Ban Evictions and Cancel Rent…

Nicolas J. S. Davies (2020-12-03). Eisenhower's Ghost Haunts Biden's Foreign Policy Team. globalresearch.ca In his first words as President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State,

news.un (2020-12-03). Recognize and protect rights of persons with disabilities, UN chief urges, marking International Day. news.un.org The United Nations is commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on Thursday, calling for greater inclusion for persons with disabilities, and recognizing and protecting their human rights.

Commonwealth Club (2020-12-03). Tuesday 12/15: Equity in Health Care: The Awful Truth About Race, Economic Status & U.S. Health Care. indybay.org Online via livestream…

People for the American Way (2020-12-03). Thursday 12/3: Power to the People: How to Win Back Our Democracy w/ PFAW. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Bradley Thomas (2020-12-03). Biden's COVID "Supply Commander" Is Bad Medicine. globalresearch.ca Included in his plans to fight the coronavirus, presumptive president-elect Joe Biden has

Pres. Donald Trump (2020-12-03). Video: President Trump's Unscheduled Speech on the 2020 Election. globalresearch.ca We bring to the attention of our readers, the Video as well as the complete transcript of Donald Trump's Speech. | This is for the purpose of information only, discussion and debate. | The US corporate media has sofar provided a slanted …

Mathew Foresta (2020-12-03). The Economy of Hate: How Online Retailers Profit Off of Right-Wing Extremists. progressive.org Far-right groups are selling merchandise that celebrates fascism, peddles conspiracy theories, and calls for violence. 'But because white supremacism is so accepted in the United States, they just treat it as normal and acceptable to retail.'

A Guest Author (2020-12-02). Stop ICE's rush to illegally deport families! workers.org By Marta Guttenberg Philadelphia Around 50 people, including immigrant community members, Shut Down Berks Coalition activists, and elected Pennsylvania State Representatives Chris Rabb and Joseph Hohenstein, took part in an emergency rally outside Philadelphia's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office on Nov. 25. Demonstrators tell ICE, "Don't deport the 28," . . . |

United We Dream (2020-12-02). Friday 12/4: State & Local Advocacy Strategies During Covid-19 to Aid Immigrants, Undocumented, & DACA. indybay.org Online webniar…

Naureen Shah (2020-12-02). Separated Families, Death, and Despair — All at the Hands of CBP. We Need Action, Now. aclu.org Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is at the heart of some of the greatest moral horrors of the last four years, personified in stories that we cannot forget: the

RT (2020-12-02). Valery Giscard d'Estaing, ex-president of France and author of ill-fated EU constitution, dies 'due to Covid-19' at age 94. rt.com Valery Marie Rene Georges Giscard d'Estaing, who served as president of France from 1974 to 1981, passed away from what his family said were effects of the novel coronavirus, having been hospitalized with breathing difficulties. | Also known as Giscard and VGE, d'Estaing was the third president of the French Fifth Republic, succeeding the popular Georges Pompidou as the leader of the Gaullist conservatives. He narrowly lost re-election to socialist Francois Miterrand, after a challenge from the right by future president Jacques Chirac. | VGE was hospitalized in September with a lung infection, and then again i…

RT (2020-12-02). Valery Giscard d'Estaing, ex-president of France and author of ill-fated EU constitution, dies 'due to Covid-19' at age 94. rt.com Valery Marie Rene Georges Giscard d'Estaing, who served as president of France from 1974 to 1981, passed away from what his family said were effects of the novel coronavirus, having been hospitalized with breathing difficulties. | Also known as Giscard and VGE, d'Estaing was the third president of the French Fifth Republic, succeeding the popular Georges Pompidou as the leader of the Gaullist conservatives. He narrowly lost re-election to socialist Francois Miterrand, after a challenge from the right by future president Jacques Chirac. | VGE was hospitalized in September with a lung infection, and then again i…

RT (2020-12-02). Valery Giscard d'Estaing, ex-president of France and author of ill-fated EU constitution, dead 'due to Covid-19' at age 94. rt.com Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard d'Estaing, who served as president of France from 1974 to 1981, passed away from what his family said were effects of the novel coronavirus, having been hospitalized for breathing difficulties. | Also known as Giscard and VGE, d'Estaing was the third president of the French Fifth Republic, succeeding the popular Georges Pompidou as the leader of the Gaullist conservatives. He narrowly lost re-election to socialist Francois Miterrand, after a challenge from the right by future president Jacques Chirac. | VGE was hospitalized in September with a lung infection, and then again in…

RT (2020-12-02). Valery Giscard d'Estaing, ex-president of France and author of ill-fated EU constitution, dies 'due to Covid-19' at age 94. rt.com Valery Marie Rene Georges Giscard d'Estaing, who served as president of France from 1974 to 1981, passed away from what his family said were effects of the novel coronavirus, having been hospitalized with breathing difficulties. | Also known as Giscard and VGE, d'Estaing was the third president of the French Fifth Republic, succeeding the popular Georges Pompidou as the leader of the Gaullist conservatives. He narrowly lost re-election to socialist Francois Miterrand, after a challenge from the right by future president Jacques Chirac. | VGE was hospitalized in September with a lung infection, and then again i…

Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area (2020-12-02). Sunday 12/13: The Confounding 2020 Election: Analysis & Next Steps for Action. indybay.org Zoom (registration link in description)…

RT (2020-12-02). Valery Giscard d'Estaing, ex-president of France and author of ill-fated EU constitution, dead 'due to Covid-19' at age 94. rt.com Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard d'Estaing, who served as president of France from 1974 to 1981, passed away from what his family said were effects of the novel coronavirus, having been hospitalized for breathing difficulties. | Also known as Giscard and VGE, d'Estaing was the third president of the French Fifth Republic, succeeding the popular Georges Pompidou as the leader of the Gaullist conservatives. He narrowly lost re-election to socialist Francois Miterrand, after a challenge from the right by future president Jacques Chirac. | VGE was hospitalized in September with a lung infection, and then again in…

RT (2020-12-02). Valery Giscard d'Estaing, ex-president of France and author of ill-fated EU constitution, dies 'due to Covid-19' at age 94. rt.com Valery Marie Rene Georges Giscard d'Estaing, who served as president of France from 1974 to 1981, passed away from what his family said were effects of the novel coronavirus, having been hospitalized with breathing difficulties. | Also known as Giscard and VGE, d'Estaing was the third president of the French Fifth Republic, succeeding the popular Georges Pompidou as the leader of the Gaullist conservatives. He narrowly lost re-election to socialist Francois Miterrand, after a challenge from the right by future president Jacques Chirac. | VGE was hospitalized in September with a lung infection, and then again i…

Dana Drugmand (2020-12-02). Here's how big oil wants the Supreme Court to help delay and derail climate lawsuits. nationofchange.org This industry push is a concerted effort to squash climate liability lawsuits.

Editor (2020-12-02). We Desperately Need an Affordable Justice Act. scheerpost.com Craig Moe / CC BY-NC 2.0] By Ronald Goldfarb / Washington Independent Review of Books Foreign judges regularly visit the U.S. Supreme Court. On one such occasion, a guest asked then-Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, as he accompanied him on a tour of the premises, the source of the words "Equal Justice Under Law." Those high-minded words were engraved into the spandrel at the front of the… |

natashahz (2020-12-02). We Desperately Need an Affordable Justice Act. scheerpost.com Craig Moe / CC BY-NC 2.0] By Ronald Goldfarb / Washington Independent Review of Books Foreign judges regularly visit the U.S. Supreme Court. On one such occasion, a guest asked then-Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, as he accompanied him on a tour of the premises, the source of the words "Equal Justice Under Law." Those high-minded words were engraved into the spandrel at the front of the… |

Nathan Newman (2020-12-02). This Supreme Court Case Could Wreck the New Deal Legal Order. thenation.com This Supreme Court Case Could Wreck the New Deal Legal Order…

Mongabay (2020-12-02). Amazon Deforestation Tops 11,000 sq km in Brazil, Reaching 12-year High. globalresearch.ca Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon topped 11,000 square kilometers for the first time since 2008 reports the Brazilian government. | According to data released today by Brazil's national space research institute

Movimento Xingu Vivo para Sempre (2020-12-02). Indigenous people block Trans-Amazon Highway protesting industrial drought. peoplesworld.org ALTAMIRA, Pará, Brazil (Nov. 9) — On Monday morning, Nov. 9, an estimated 150 fishermen, riverside inhabitants, local farmers and members of the indigenous Curuaya and Xipaya peoples from Altamira, Senator José Porfírio, Novo Brasil, Anapu, and Vitória do Xingu, five municipalities in the State of Pará, occupied both lanes of the Trans-Amazon Highway at …

_____ (2020-12-02). How Do We Solve A Problem Like Amazon? popularresistance.org Progressive International has launched a global campaign to #MakeAmazonPay. Yet for two decades numerous unions and campaigns across the globe have scratched their heads wondering how to curb the ever-expanding might of what has become one of the world's most valuable companies. | At Bad Hersfeld and (eventually) internationally, Amazon has become far more accustomed to strikes, yet the company's power shows no signs of being tempered. Indeed in Germany, despite more than 300 days lost to strike action, Amazon has consistently been able to resist workers' demand for a collective agreement.

Katherine Khashimova Long (2020-12-02). Protesters decry Amazon warehouse conditions as they gear up for holiday shopping. zcomm.org "We're going to march and rally and tell these people who are making six figures what they need to hear: We're essential workers. And we still exist"

Assessoria de Imprensa (2020-12-02). Indigenous people block Trans-Amazon Highway protesting industrial drought. peoplesworld.org ALTAMIRA, Pará, Brazil (Nov. 9) — On Monday morning, Nov. 9, an estimated 150 fishermen, riverside inhabitants, local farmers and members of the indigenous Curuaya and Xipaya peoples from Altamira, Senator José Porfírio, Novo Brasil, Anapu and Vitória do Xingu, five municipalities in the State of Pará, occupied both lanes of the Trans-Amazon Highway at …

Subhankar Banerjee (2020-12-02). One of the Best Ways to Protect Biodiversity is to Preserve Indigenous Languages. counterpunch.org One million animal and plant species face extinction due to human activity, according to the United Nations. Now, think about cultural production—art and literature that we have invested to address the extinction of just a handful of species (passenger pigeon included). Quite a bit actually. The extinction of one million species feels rather abstract, beyond

Steve Gillis (2020-12-02). Thousands bust 'Thanksgiving' myth on 51st National Day of Mourning. workers.org Plymouth, Mass. November 26 marked the 51st National Day of Mourning. The first was in 1970 when Aquinnah Wampanoag elder Wamsutta Frank James called Indigenous peoples and their supporters to "America's Hometown." The crowd joined the United American Indians of New England on Cole's Hill in Plymouth, Mass., to expose . . . |

teleSUR (2020-12-02). Ecuador Sentences 11 Waorani Indigenous People Over Homicide. telesurenglish.net The Justice Court of Orellana province in Ecuador ratified the sentence imposed on 11 persons of the Waorani Indigenous community, who were accused of a crime of homicide against the Tagaeri-Taromenane Indigenous tribe in 2013. | RELATED: | The prosecutor's office pointed out that the sentence was imposed under the "principles of interculturality" as set out in the Constitution, following a dialogue with elders of the Waorani tribes.

Steve Gillis (2020-12-02). Thousands bust 'Thanksgiving' myth on 51st National Day of Mourning. workers.org Plymouth, Mass. November 26 marked the 51st National Day of Mourning. The first was in 1970 when Aquinnah Wampanoag elder Wamsutta Frank James called Indigenous peoples and their supporters to "America's Hometown." The crowd joined the United American Indians of New England on Cole's Hill in Plymouth, Mass., to expose . . . |

Staff (2020-12-02). The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Is Not Just Public Land. It's Sacred Land. truthout.org As we approach the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's 60th anniversary on December 6, it is important to remember that the past 60 years are a blip within millennia of coexistence and stewardship by Arctic Indigenous peoples. Though these six decades of legislative protections call for celebration, they have also been marred by political conflict and the constant threat of oil extraction on the coastal plain. Redefining the ways in which we understand and manage lands like the Arctic Refuge cou…

Fight Back (2020-12-02). Native Lives Matter holds candlelight vigil on National Day of Mourning. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Over 100 protesters gathered in Minneapolis to stand in solidarity with Indigenous people on Thanksgiving, November 26, for a National Day of Mourning. It is a reminder of the genocide and suffering of Native Americans that still continues today. 400 years have passed since Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock and colonized the land Native Americans had been living on for thousands of years. In the shadow of the Minneapolis skyline, several speakers touched on the many struggles Indigenous people face today and the erasure of their people. | Tonia Black Elk, an organizer from Native Lives Matter, s…

Stephen Lendman (2020-12-02). Disputed Election 2020 Results in Key Swing State Pennsylvania. globalresearch.ca Brazen Election 2020 fraud in Pennsylvania and other key swing states rigged things for Biden/Harris over Trump. | If he's out and they're inaugurated on January 20, the events of that day will be an epitaph for open, free, and fair …

Stephen Lendman (2020-12-02). Millions of Americans Vulnerable to Eviction. globalresearch.ca During the most severe Main Street economic collapse in US history — with over one-fourth of working-age Americans jobless — additional calamity looms in the coming weeks. | According to Census Bureau estimates, 30 to 40 million Americans face possible eviction …

Sara Flounders (2020-12-02). Lucha de clases en China: øcómo lidiar con los multimillonarios? workers.org "El aprendiz del brujo" es una vieja historia que se repite en muchas variaciones, desde mitos griegos hasta un famoso poema alemán de Goethe en 1797 y hasta una película de Alfred Hitchcock y varias versiones de Disney. Todas las variaciones tratan de invocar o desatar fuerzas abrumadoras que no . . . |

Gareth Porter (2020-12-02). How Israel deployed an intelligence deception to justify killing Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. thegrayzone.com Israel's Mossad has spent years on a propaganda campaign aimed at convincing the world Iran possessed a nuclear weapons program — and legitimizing its assassinations of Iranian academics. The Israeli assassination of Iranian defense official Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is being treated as a triumph of Israeli intelligence, with ubiquitous references in the New York Times and other major media outlets to the killing of "Iran's top nuclear scientist". In fact, Israel's Mossad intelligence agency eliminated Fakhrizadeh, a defense official, despite the …

Gareth Porter (2020-12-02). How Israel deployed an intelligence deception to justify killing scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. thegrayzone.com Israel's Mossad has spent years on a propaganda campaign aimed at convincing the world Iran possessed a nuclear weapons program — and legitimizing its assassinations of Iranian academics. The Israeli assassination of Iranian defense official Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is being treated as a triumph of Israeli intelligence, with ubiquitous references in the New York Times and other major media outlets to the killing of "Iran's top nuclear scientist". In fact, Israel's Mossad intelligence agency eliminated Fakhrizadeh, a defense official, despite the …

news.un (2020-12-02). Ethiopian Government and UN strike deal for 'unimpeded' humanitarian access in Tigray. news.un.org The UN on Friday announced that agreement has been reached with the Ethiopian Government to allow "unimpeded, sustained and secure access" for humanitarian supplies to reach those in need across areas now under its control in Tigray.

W. T. Whitney (2020-12-02). US Plot Relying on Extradition Targets Peace in Colombia. counterpunch.org For 50 years Colombian governments and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought a civil war; 200,000 lives were lost. After four years of negotiations, the two sides signed a peace agreement that took effect in November 2016. Now the agreement is in trouble, mainly at the hands of rightwing extremists led by former

RT (2020-12-02). EU opts for longer Covid vaccine evaluation to build public 'trust,' as UK swiftly approves Pfizer-BioNTech jab. rt.com Berlin has said that Europe is pursuing a more measured rollout of a Covid-19 jab to maintain "trust," after the UK celebrated its emergency approval of the German-developed Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday. | German health minister Jens Spahn said Europe could have already approved the vaccine "if we'd wanted to," but that EU member states favored a "move forward together." | "It's very important we do this to help promote trust and confidence in this authorization," Spahn added. | His words came as British ministers hailed a "UK-led charge" against coronavirus after the country's regulator became the wo…

Beau Peters (2020-12-02). Healthcare Innovations: Going Too Far or Not Far Enough? dissidentvoice.org Image Source: Pexels Technological innovations have reshaped the world drastically in only a matter of decades, giving us life-changing devices like smartphones that allow us to tap into worlds of information instantly. The healthcare sector, however, for all its developments, is not quite catching up to the rates of innovation seen in other industries. Introducing …

W. T. Whitney (2020-12-02). US Plot Relying on Extradition Targets Peace in Colombia. counterpunch.org For 50 years Colombian governments and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought a civil war; 200,000 lives were lost. After four years of negotiations, the two sides signed a peace agreement that took effect in November 2016. Now the agreement is in trouble, mainly at the hands of rightwing extremists led by former

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-12-02). What is War? counterpunch.org On Marc Levy's "Medic In The Green Time" What is war? Let me propose the following undoubtedly imperfect definitions. War is dehumanization by the violent crimes of mass murder and the efforts to destroy civil societies. Offensive war is the crime of making war to dominate another civil society. Defensive war is the tragedy of

Beatrice Lumpkin (2020-12-02). Communist teacher turned health minister leads pandemic fight in India. peoplesworld.org "How Communist Physics Teacher Flattens COVID-19 Curve in Southern India," a headline in the online Science News, caught my eye. That was a contrast to the tragic number of pandemic deaths in the rest of India, or for that matter, in the United States. But I wasn't surprised. I had attended a math teachers conference …

Umar A Farooq (2020-12-02). Muslim Americans ran for office in record numbers in 2020. middleeasteye.net Muslim Americans ran for office in record numbers in 2020 | One hundred and seventy Muslim candidates were on the ballot this election cycle, running across 28 states and Washington DC | Wed, 12/02/2020 – 17: 07 | Of the 170 Muslim American candidates that ran in 2020, at least 62 won their elections (AFP) | Muslim Americans ran for political office in record numbers this year, according to a new r…

Staff (2020-12-02). Black Panthers Eddie Conway and Paul Coates' revolution wasn't televised. therealnews.com Former Black Panthers Eddie Conway and Paul Coates talk about their new book, "The Brother You Choose," which delves deep into their friendship and their parallel lives as freedom fighters and family men, featuring an afterword from Paul's son, Ta-Nehisi Coates.

RT (2020-12-02). EU opts for longer Covid vaccine evaluation to build public 'trust,' as UK swiftly approves Pfizer-BioNTech jab. rt.com Berlin has said that Europe is pursuing a more measured rollout of a Covid-19 jab to maintain "trust," after the UK celebrated its emergency approval of the German-developed Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday. | German health minister Jens Spahn said Europe could have already approved the vaccine "if we'd wanted to," but that EU member states favored a "move forward together." | "It's very important we do this to help promote trust and confidence in this authorization," Spahn added. | His words came as British ministers hailed a "UK-led charge" against coronavirus after the country's regulator became the wo…

Staff (2020-12-02). "The Dead Are Arising": New Biography on Malcolm X's Childhood, Killing & Secret Meeting with KKK. democracynow.org We speak with the co-author of a major new biography of Malcolm X, "The Dead Are Arising," which recently won the 2020 National Book Award for Nonfiction and offers a sweeping account of Malcolm X's life by weaving together hundreds of interviews with Malcolm X's family, friends, colleagues and enemies. The book is based on decades of research by Les Payne, who died in 2018, and finished by his daughter, Tamara Payne. "The reason why he admired Malcolm is because Malcolm was dealing with the conditions that Black people are facing even internally and how we viewed ourselves in this situation," she says, and descr…

Gloria La Riva (2020-12-02). Venezuela's anti-blockade law and the Dec. 6 elections. liberationnews.org Progressive forces mobilize nationwide to win back the assembly from right-wing politicians who won the majority in December 2015.

Staff (2020-12-02). Update: Forced-hysterectomy victims in ICE detention deported. therealnews.com Eddie Conway talks to Azadeh Shahshahani, Project South Legal and Advocacy Director and lawyer for Dawn Wooten, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center and the whistleblower who sounded the alarm on ICE abuses, including the case of ICE detainees being forced to have hysterectomies while in custody…

Anand Naidoo (2020-12-02). The Heat: U.S. battles COVID-19. america.cgtn.com A CDC panel meets to discuss who will be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.

David Rosen (2020-12-02). Covid-19, Schools and the Digital Divide. counterpunch.org On November 19th, Mayor Bill de Blasio closed New York's public schools. He has been joined by other mayors and education officials throughout the country struggle over whether to keep their local schools open for in-class or offer only remote learning. The Covid-19 pandemic has entered yet another wave and, as of mid-November, over 11

Al Neal (2020-12-02). The Closing Argument: "Victims of Communism" peoplesworld.org It begins with a carefully worded "draft" resolution asking for public recognition of any "XYZ" event, memorial, or remembrance. From there, copies are given to friendly elected officials seated within any legislative body. And typically, the resolution is introduced, and the innocuous language is read, re-read, and approved to the fanfare of only a few. …

Susie Day (2020-12-02). Clare Grady at 100 Seconds To Midnight. counterpunch.org The blood that we poured at Kings Bay Naval Base? I'm part of a community where blood is used as a symbol of atonement. It cuts through intellectual brain fog. It's also not a big deal, the blood's drawn by a nurse, and it's stored carefully. We took a little of our blood in small bottles, and we took hammers — household hammers — and spray-paint and bolt cutters and banners — we brought three to Kings Bay.

Kenneth Surin (2020-12-02). Labor's Continuing Corbyn "Antisemitism" Saga. counterpunch.org The fallout regarding the UK's Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report on antisemitism in the Labour party continues, as do its repercussions for the former leader Jeremy Corbyn. I discussed the report in a previous CounterPunch post, pointing out that while it didn't uphold the claim by the Jewish Labour Movement, which issued the first

Staff (2020-12-02). Update: Forced-hysterectomy victims in ICE detention deported. therealnews.com Eddie Conway talks to Azadeh Shahshahani, Project South Legal and Advocacy Director and lawyer for Dawn Wooten, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center and the whistleblower who sounded the alarm on ICE abuses, including the case of ICE detainees being forced to have hysterectomies while in custody…

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The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.
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The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.
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Boycott the Vaccination Program: The FDA-approved Drug Ivermectin Inhibits the Replication of SARS-CoV-2 but Nobody Talks About It
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Peruvian Doctors for the Truth have issued a short video, explaining the enormous risks of the three different types of vaccines currently on the market in Peru, two of them are genetically engineered in one way or another and will …
globalresearch.ca/breaking-fda-approved-…

A Killing in Iran: Who Gains from Yet Another Assassination? The Role of MEK?
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
It is not often that one can agree with the pronouncements made by former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan, but his tweeted comment on the killing of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh suggesting that the incident "…was a …
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Moving Past Apartheid: One-State is not Ideal Justice, but It is Just and Possible
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
Once again, Europe's top diplomats expressed their 'deep concern' regarding Israel's ongoing illegal settlement expansion, again evoking the maxim that Israeli actions "threaten the viability of the two-state solution". This position was communicated by EU Foreign Affairs Chief, Josep Borrell, on November 19, during a video-conference with Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Maliki. All Israeli…
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Moving Past Apartheid: One-State is not Ideal Justice, but It is Just and Possible
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
Once again, Europe's top diplomats expressed their 'deep concern' regarding Israel's ongoing illegal settlement expansion, again evoking the maxim that Israeli actions "threaten the viability of the two-state solution". This position was communicated by EU Foreign Affairs Chief, Josep Borrell, on November 19, during a video-conference with Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Maliki. All Israeli…
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Palestinian student activist released from Israeli prison after 15 months
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-03
23-year-old Mays Abu Ghosh, a student of Birzeit university, was arrested by the Israeli security forces on charges of being a member of the Democratic Progressive Student Pole, a student group affiliated to the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)…
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Palestinian student activist released from Israeli prison after 15 months
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-03
23-year-old Mays Abu Ghosh, a student of Birzeit university, was arrested by the Israeli security forces on charges of being a member of the Democratic Progressive Student Pole, a student group affiliated to the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/03/palestini…

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

Age of capital
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2020-12-03
It was during the "age of capital," as the illustrious British historian Eric Hobsbawm aptly called it, that Marx formulated his critique of political economy.
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Age of capital
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2020-12-03
It was during the "age of capital," as the illustrious British historian Eric Hobsbawm aptly called it, that Marx formulated his critique of political economy.
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The Smearing of Robert Fisk…Now That He Can't Defend Himself
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
Something remarkable even by the usually dismal standards of the stenographic media blue-tick brigade has been happening in the past few days. Leading journalists in the corporate media have suddenly felt the urgent need not only to criticise the late, much-respected foreign correspondent Robert Fisk, but to pile in against him, using the most outrageous smears imaginable. He is suddenly a fraud, a fabulist, a fantasist, a liar.
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Establishment journalists are piling on to smear Robert Fisk now he cannot answer back
Jonathan Cook | mronline.org | 2020-12-03
Something remarkable even by the usually dismal standards of the stenographic media blue-tick brigade has been happening in the past few days.
mronline.org/2020/12/03/establishment-jo…

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

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

A New Technology That Will Dangerously Expand Government Spying on Citizens
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-12-03
Jack RASMUS | If you're worried about the capability of government to conduct surveillance of citizens engaged in political assembly and protest, or even just personal activity, then you should be aware the technological capability of government surveillance is about to expand exponentially. | The US Air Force's Research Lab (yes, it has its own lab) has recently signed a contract to test new software of a company called SignalFrame, a Washington DC wireless tech company. The company's new software is able to access smartphones, and from your phone jump off to access any other wireless or bluetooth device in the…
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Covid-19: Gaza closing mosques and schools as virus surges
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-03
Covid-19: Gaza closing mosques and schools as virus surges | After avoiding widespread outbreak until August, when cases began to spike, death toll in Gaza has quadrupled in past month | MEE staff | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 21: 37 | Palestinian men walk past street art in Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip on 12 November (AFP/File photo) | Schools and mosques are set to close in the besieged Gaza Strip this weekend, as the Pales…
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Covid-19: Gaza closing mosques and schools as virus surges
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-03
Covid-19: Gaza closing mosques and schools as virus surges | After avoiding widespread outbreak until August, when cases began to spike, death toll in Gaza has quadrupled in past month | MEE staff | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 21: 37 | Palestinian men walk past street art in Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip on 12 November (AFP/File photo) | Schools and mosques are set to close in the besieged Gaza Strip this weekend, as the Pales…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/covid-19-gaza…

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

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

Indian Farmers Lead Historic Strike and Protests Against Narendra Modi
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-12-03
As COVID rages through India, which has the second-highest number of reported cases worldwide, hundreds of thousands of farmers are converging on the capital New Delhi to demand the government repeal new laws that deregulate agricultural markets, saying the reforms give major corporations power to set crop prices far below current rates and devastate the livelihoods of farmers. Agriculture is the leading source of income for more than half of India's 1.3 billion people. The farmer revolt comes as some…
truthout.org/video/indian-farmers-lead-h…

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

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

Indian Farmers Lead Historic Strike & Protests Against Narendra Modi, Neoliberalism & Inequality
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-12-03
As COVID rages through India, which has the second-highest number of reported cases worldwide, hundreds of thousands of farmers are converging on the capital New Delhi to demand the government repeal new laws that deregulate agricultural markets, saying the reforms give major corporations power to set crop prices far below current rates and devastate the livelihoods of farmers. Agriculture is the leading source of income for more than half of India's 1.3 billion people. The farmer revolt comes as some 250 million workers across the country took part in the largest strike in history against the Modi government's n…
www.democracynow.org/2020/12/3/india_pro…

Saturday 12/5: Marxism in the Age of Trump
Platypus Santa Cruz | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Online Event | zoom.us/j/96939137271
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Saturday 12/5: Marxism in the Age of Trump
Platypus Santa Cruz | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Online Event | zoom.us/j/96939137271
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Friday 12/4: State & Local Advocacy Strategies During Covid-19 to Aid Immigrants, Undocumented, & DACA
United We Dream | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Online webniar…
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Friday 12/4: State & Local Advocacy Strategies During Covid-19 to Aid Immigrants, Undocumented, & DACA
United We Dream | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Online webniar…
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Yemen: Unchecked violations 'may amount to war crimes', Security Council hears
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
UN experts called on the Security Council on Thursday, along with the international community at large, to put an end to the "surreal and absurd dimension" of human rights violations engulfing war-torn Yemen, where abuses continue unchecked.
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Amid 'unprecedented' needs, UNICEF asks for $6.4 billion to help 190 million children
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, launched a $6.4 billion emergency funding appeal to reach more than 190 million children affected by humanitarian crises amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
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Ethnic Cleansing Feared as Ethiopia Wages War on Tigray Region Amid Communication Blackout
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-12-03
The United Nations has reached a deal with Ethiopia's government to allow humanitarian access to the northern Tigray region and start providing aid. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched military action against regional forces one month ago, setting off a bloody conflict and adding to the already alarming number of displaced people and refugees in the country and neighboring nations. Ethiopia has declared victory after announcing it took control of the capital of Tigray, but the Tigray People's Liberation Front says they are continuing to fight. CNN senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir says what…
www.democracynow.org/2020/12/3/nima_elba…

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

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

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

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

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

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

We Are Grass. We Grow on Everything
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-12-03
Around 250 million people across India joined the general strike on 26 November, making it the largest strike in world history…
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We Are Grass. We Grow on Everything
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-12-03
Around 250 million people across India joined the general strike on 26 November, making it the largest strike in world history…
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After the Lockdown: A Global Coronavirus Vaccination Program
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
The tendency is towards a Worldwide lockdown spearheaded by fear and media disinformation. Currently, hundreds of millions of people Worldwide are under lockdown. | What is the next step in the evolution of the COV-19 Crisis? A multibillion dollar coronavirus vaccination program to be implemented in the wake of the Lockdown.
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After the Lockdown: A Global Coronavirus Vaccination Program
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
The tendency is towards a Worldwide lockdown spearheaded by fear and media disinformation. Currently, hundreds of millions of people Worldwide are under lockdown. | What is the next step in the evolution of the COV-19 Crisis? A multibillion dollar coronavirus vaccination program to be implemented in the wake of the Lockdown.
globalresearch.ca/after-the-lockdown-a-g…

Venezuela, China Condemn US Sanctions Against Tech Company
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-12-03
Beijing reiterated its support for Venezuelan sovereignty.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15066

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

United Native Americans Victory over GSA to Formally Recognize Joe Biden
Quanah Brightman | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
United Native Americans Victory over GSA to Formally Recognize Joe Biden as the President Elect…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883876…

Graduate Student Labor Organizing Is Rising — and So Is Retaliation
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-12-03
Carlos Cruz was paying $1,550 per month to live in a 750-square-foot garage-studio without insulation in Santa Cruz while earning a salary of $18,000 per year as a graduate student teaching assistant at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). He was barely scraping by and was going into debt. Accordingly, in November, he became involved in the burgeoning Cost of Living Adjustment campaign on the UCSC campus. | Cruz, an outspoken first-generation Chicano Ph.D. student in the History Department, is n…
truthout.org/articles/graduate-student-l…

Former police officers sentenced to prison for framing innocent man
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-12-03
"These officers shattered the victims' lives and dishonored the Honolulu Police Department. This community deserved so much better from these officers."
nationofchange.org/2020/12/03/former-pol…

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

Tenants Demand Landlords Sign 'Cancel Rent' Contracts As Evictions Loom
Tenant and Neighborhood Councils | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Tenant union raises cancel rent calls to landlord association.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/03/1883877…

Tuesday 12/15: COVID's Hidden Toll: Discussion with Filmmakers and Policy Leaders
Berkeley Food Institute | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Virtual Event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883876…

Assassination of nuclear scientist is a bid to provoke Iran into conflict
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-03
Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. He analyzes the implications of this on the region and looks at the myths about Iran's nuclear program…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/03/assassina…

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

The Economy Isn't Working. That's Exactly the Plan
Robert Freeman | zcomm.org | 2020-12-03
Forty years ago, around 1980, the uber-wealthy decided they wanted to get their money out of the economy. So, they engineered a controlled demolition of the U.S. economy…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-economy-isnt-w…

Seeds of Destruction, Globalization of Poverty, Globalization of War: Three Important Books From Global Research Publishers
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Global Research brings you a selection of three books that help give some context to the current state of the world and the power dynamics that got us here. Unfortunately, these books remain rather relevant, if not more so than …
globalresearch.ca/seeds-of-destruction-g…

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

A New Peru, Struggling To Be Born?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-03
While November saw two Peruvian presidents removed in a week and the emergence of a grassroots movement to defend democracy, there are no clear answers yet as to who will benefit in the long term. | It is not the first time that Plaza San Martín, one of the major squares in Lima's historic centre, has been surrounded by police and filled with protestors demonstrating against the country's political elite, but this time something felt different. | The week beginning 9 November saw a series of major demonstrations pop up around Lima, and across Peru, in condemnation of the removal of President Martín Vizcarra from…
popularresistance.org/a-new-peru-struggl…

Mass Ignorance in the Age of Information
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-12-03
It is beyond counter-intuitive that in the Age of Information, the masses are more ignorant of facts than at any time in the past. It matters not that smart phones provide reliable information to individuals at their fingertips. Increasingly, some of the most well-informed people on the planet are adopting the mindsets of the Luddites, the anti-technology English workers of the 19th century. | Aversion to facts is endemic among the right-wing. However, even among certain quarters of the left-wing, mostly neo-Trotskyists and affiliated anarchists, there is an increasing rejection of Covid-19 pandemic public health…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/12/03/ma…

Pfizer and Moderna's "95% Effective" Vaccines–Let's be Cautious and First See the Full Data
Dr. Peter Doshi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
In the United States, all eyes are on Pfizer and Moderna. The topline efficacy results from their experimental covid-19 vaccine trials are astounding at first glance. Pfizer says it recorded 170 covid-19 cases (in 44,000 volunteers), with a remarkable split: …
globalresearch.ca/pfizer-moderna-95-effe…

EU-Turkey tensions mount over Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
The unilateral opening of Varosha or Maraş in northern Cyprus and Ankara's proposed two-state solution have intensified tensions between the European Union and Turkey.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/turk…

Reach out into darkness; come together, right now
Clay Reynolds | nationofchange.org | 2020-12-03
Now is the time to roll up our sleeves and get down to the business of working together.
nationofchange.org/2020/12/02/reach-out-…

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

"We have delegated our moral judgment to the markets"
Michael Sandel | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
"Yes, we can" was a call to solidarity and common goals. The legend that everyone in America can rise as high as their talents can carry them goes back to Ronald Reagan. Access to education should not be a substitute for policies that directly address the roots of inequality and the dignity of work.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883876…

COVID-19 recovery, focus of UN General Assembly special session
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
Nations united on Thursday for a special session of the UN General Assembly to survey the wreckage of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflect on the best response, and forge a path to better days ahead.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/12/1…

Sanders Slams McConnell for Pushing Tax Deductions for CEOs in COVID Relief
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-12-03
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for pushing a coronavirus relief measure that contains a 100% tax deduction for business meals — a gift to corporate executives — but nothing for the tens of millions of people across the U.S. who are struggling to afford food for themselves and their families. | "Mitch McConnell's…
truthout.org/articles/sanders-slams-mcco…

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

The contradictions of capitalism emerge amid the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
Both Pfizer, a pharmaceutical giant, and the start-up firm Moderna have used essentially the same biochemical process, involving messenger RNA (mRNA) to develop a new vaccine against coronavirus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/vacc…

Who is Gregory Meeks, incoming US House foreign affairs leader?
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-03
Who is Gregory Meeks, incoming US House foreign affairs leader? | Meeks will hold gavel of powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee, succeeding staunchly pro-Israel Eliot Engel | Ali Harb | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 22: 57 | Meeks has served in Congress since 1998 (AFP/File Photo) | US Democrats elected moderate legislator Congressman Gregory Meeks to lead the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC), ending Joaquin Castro's progress…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/who-gregory-m…

Saturday 12/5: Second Annual Medical Symposium on Health Effects of Oil & Gas Industry
Physicians for Social Responsibility | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Virtual conference (FREE)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/03/1883877…

Reach out into darkness; come together, right now
Clay Reynolds | nationofchange.org | 2020-12-03
Now is the time to roll up our sleeves and get down to the business of working together.
nationofchange.org/2020/12/02/reach-out-…

Conjola's New Year's Eve never to be forgotten
Peter Boyle | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-03
Ash Brennan will never forget New Year's Eve 2019 when he lost his house to a raging firestorm in Conjola Park. Peter Boyle spoke to him about his new file, We are Conjola, which will have a special online release this New Year's Eve.
greenleft.org.au/content/conjolas-new-ye…

"Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
Israel Shahak | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…
globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zio…

Revealed: The cost of the pandemic on world's poorest countries
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
More than 32 million of the world's poorest people face being pulled back into extreme poverty because of COVID-19, leading UN economists said on Thursday, highlighting data showing that the pandemic is likely to cause the worst economic crisis in decades among least developed countries (LDCs).
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/12/1…

The Graying of Mass Incarceration
Victoria Law | progressive.org | 2020-12-03
Prisons, ill-suited for providing health care, are facing an explosion of elderly inmates.
progressive.org/magazine/the-graying-of-…

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

Former police officers sentenced to prison for framing innocent man
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-12-03
"These officers shattered the victims' lives and dishonored the Honolulu Police Department. This community deserved so much better from these officers."
nationofchange.org/2020/12/03/former-pol…

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

What's Between 30 Million Americans and an Eviction Tsunami?
Francesca Mari | zcomm.org | 2020-12-03
Only government intervention can keep millions of Americans housed…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/whats-between-30-m…

Tuesday 12/8: COVID-19 Misinformation: Understanding & Seeking Truth During a Pandemic (UC Berkeley)
UBDDSP | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/03/1883877…

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

Recognize and protect rights of persons with disabilities, UN chief urges, marking International Day
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
The United Nations is commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on Thursday, calling for greater inclusion for persons with disabilities, and recognizing and protecting their human rights.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/12/1…

Video: The Problem with the COVID Vaccine. Robert F. Kennedy Jr
Robert F. Kennedy Jr | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
"The problem with the COVID vaccine is that they recognize that it's gonna be really hard to get a vaccine so they have been reducing our standards so they can pass the vaccine no matter what." — Robert F. Kennedy …
globalresearch.ca/video-problem-covid-va…

Saturday 12/5: Second Annual Medical Symposium on Health Effects of Oil & Gas Industry
Physicians for Social Responsibility | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Virtual conference (FREE)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/03/1883877…

Geelong Trades Hall Council seeks interest in sustainable green jobs campaign
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-03
Geelong Trades Hall Council has decided it will seek broader interest in a new campaign for a sustainable green jobs, reports Tim Gooden.
greenleft.org.au/content/geelong-trades-…

Time to mobilise to defend workers' rights
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-03
The union-bosses-government working groups to discuss industrial relations reform have not delivered and the PM has signalled new IR laws before Christmas. Sarah Hathway argues that union leaderships need to get prepared.
greenleft.org.au/content/time-mobilise-d…

The Economy of Hate: How Online Retailers Profit Off of Right-Wing Extremists
Mathew Foresta | progressive.org | 2020-12-03
Far-right groups are selling merchandise that celebrates fascism, peddles conspiracy theories, and calls for violence. 'But because white supremacism is so accepted in the United States, they just treat it as normal and acceptable to retail.'…
progressive.org/dispatches/the-economy-o…

Right-wing extremist jailed for targeting left, Muslims
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-03
Far-right activist Phillip Galea has been jailed on terrorism charges after threatening to commit violence against left-wing activists and Muslims. Sue Bolton discusses what it will take to defeat such extremists.
greenleft.org.au/content/right-wing-extr…

Haiti: Protests, Repression Mark Police Chief's First Week
Jake Johnston — Kira Paulemon | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
On November 18, the 217th anniversary of the Battle of Vertières where Haitians delivered a fatal blow to Napoleon's troops during their struggle for independence, thousands took to the streets across the country to protest rising insecurity and government inaction. Anti-government actions took place in Cap-Haitien, GonaàØves, l'Estère, Saint-Marc, Delmas, Tabarre, Port-au-Prince,Cayes, Jérémie, Mirebalais, and…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/03/haiti-protes…

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

Repeal Section 230 and Never Again Have to Worry About What Mark Zuckerberg Thinks About Anything
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-12-03
Apparently Donald Trump has gotten into his head that he wants to repeal Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. Apparently he is upset that Facebook and Twitter have pointed out that much of what he posts is not true. It's not clear what Trump thinks he would accomplish by repealing this provision of …
cepr.net/repeal-section-230-and-never-ag…

Podcast: The Assassination of a Nuclear Scientist and the War against Iran's COVID-19 Vaccine
Mnar Muhawesh Adley | mintpressnews.com | 2020-12-03
After Iran's most senior nuclear scientist Mohsin Fakhrezadeh was assassinated last week the media has been abuzz about a non-existent nuclear weapons program, justifying a killing that masks a broader campaign to target Iran's COVID vaccine program led by Fakhrezadeh.
mintpressnews.com/assassination-of-mohsi…

The Skripal Affair: Remembering a UK False Flag
Megan Sherman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
In a case of what must be called incriminating timing — the facts established after official conclusions and reprisals were declared — the scientists and experts of Porton Down, the UK's leading chemical weapons research facility, declared their extensive investigations …
globalresearch.ca/skripal-affair-remembe…

Are Bill Gates's Billions Distorting Public Health Data?
Tim Schwab | thenation.com | 2020-12-03
Are Bill Gates's Billions Distorting Public Health Data?
thenation.com/article/society/gates-covi…

Eisenhower's Ghost Haunts Biden's Foreign Policy Team
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-03
In his first words as President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said, "we have to proceed with equal measures of humility and confidence." Many around the world will welcome this promise of humility from the new administration, and Americans should too. | Biden's foreign policy team will also need a special kind of confidence to confront the most serious challenge they face. That will not be a threat from a hostile foreign country, but the controlling and corrupting power of the Military-Industrial Complex…
popularresistance.org/eisenhowers-ghost-…

The 50th Anniversary of the Mount Rushmore Takeover
Quanah Brightman | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Group gathers during 50th anniversary of the Mount Rushmore occupation…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883875…

Communist youth in Russia protest budget cuts in health sector
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-03
Even as Russia faces an acute health and social crisis due to COVID-19, the federal budget for 2021-2023 calls for cuts of 200 billion rubles (USD 2.64 billion) in the overall state allocation for the health sector…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/03/communist…

'This Strike Is A Fight For Our Lives'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-03
As a strike wave sweeps the U.S. health ≠care indus ≠try amid the Covid-19 pan ≠dem ≠ic, 700 front ≠line work ≠ers at 11 Chica ≠go-area nurs ≠ing homes have been on the pick ≠et lines since Novem ≠ber 23. | Pri ≠mar ≠i ≠ly Black and Lati ≠na women, the strik ≠ing work ≠ers are mem ≠bers of SEIU Health ≠care Illi ≠nois & Indi ≠ana and include cer ≠ti ≠fied nurs ≠ing assis ≠tants (CNAs), dietary aides, house ≠keep ≠ers and laun ≠dry work ≠ers. They are fight ≠ing for at least $15 an hour, haz ≠ard pay and ade ≠quate pe…
popularresistance.org/this-strike-is-a-f…

Will Face Masks Cause Facial Deformities in Children?
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
"When wearing a mask, most of us breathe with our upper chest muscles and with our mouth open," states Children's Minnesota on their website. | While the hospital admits this can cause "increased stress and anxiety" there are other more | …
globalresearch.ca/will-face-masks-cause-…

East Paradise Grazing Plan Seeks to Expand Livestock Production
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
Below are my comments concerning the expansion of grazing of the East Paradise Grazing Allotments. This is some of the most important wildlife habitat north of Yellowstone NP. Readers are encouraged to write the District Ranger supporting ALT 1 the No Livestock Grazing option. Please put East Paradise Range Allotment Management Plan in the subject…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/03/east-paradis…

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

EU-Turkey tensions mount over Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
The unilateral opening of Varosha or Maraş in northern Cyprus and Ankara's proposed two-state solution have intensified tensions between the European Union and Turkey.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/turk…

Eisenhower's Ghost Haunts Biden's Foreign Policy Team
Nicolas J. S. Davies | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
In his first words as President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said, "we have to proceed with equal measures of humility and confidence." Many around the world will welcome this promise of humility from the new …
globalresearch.ca/eisenhower-ghost-haunt…

Time to mobilise to defend workers' rights
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-03
The union-bosses-government working groups to discuss industrial relations reform have not delivered and the PM has signalled new IR laws before Christmas. Sarah Hathway argues union leaderships need to get prepared.
greenleft.org.au/content/time-mobilise-d…

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

Israel warns its citizens they may be targeted abroad by Iran following nuclear scientist's assassination
rt.com | 2020-12-03
Israel has issued a warning to its citizens abroad about potential terrorist attacks amid threats from Tehran of retaliatory action in response to the killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist. | Iran was quick to blame Israel last week for the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, though it has not taken credit for the action. Fakhrizadeh had been accused of heading Iran's nuclear program — even being named by PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel has long been critical of Tehran's nuclear ambitions. | As multiple leaders in Iran have threatened consequences for the scientist's death, Israelis abroad have been warned…
rt.com/news/508622-israel-iran-warning-t…

Assassination of nuclear scientist is a bid to provoke Iran into conflict
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-03
Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. He analyzes the implications of this on the region and looks at the myths about Iran's nuclear program…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/03/assassina…

Gavin Williamson says GCSE and A-level exams will 'absolutely' not be cancelled
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-12-03
Education secretary Gavin Williamson has given an "absolutely" cast-iron guarantee that exams in England will not be cancelled this academic year. | The pledge came as the Government unveiled a package of measures for students sitting their A-level and GCSE exams in the summer to compensate for disruption to their schooling during the pandemic. | Pupils in England will be given advance notice of some topics ahead of their tests and they will be allowed to take in exam aids, like formula sheets, to ensure this cohort of students is not disadvantaged. | Students will also be awarded more generous grades — in…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/12/03/gavin-wi…

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

Caught in the Crossfire
George Monbiot | zcomm.org | 2020-12-03
Brexit isn't about Europe, and isn't about the UK. It's the outcome of a civil war within capitalism…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/caught-in-the-cros…

"We have delegated our moral judgment to the markets"
Michael Sandel | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
"Yes, we can" was a call to solidarity and common goals. The legend that everyone in America can rise as high as their talents can carry them goes back to Ronald Reagan. Access to education should not be a substitute for policies that directly address the roots of inequality and the dignity of work.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883876…

Tuesday 12/15: Equity in Health Care: The Awful Truth About Race, Economic Status & U.S. Health Care
Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883875…

Time to mobilise to defend workers' rights
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-03
The union-bosses-government working groups to discuss industrial relations reform have not delivered and the PM has signalled new IR laws before Christmas. Sarah Hathway argues that union leaderships need to get prepared.
greenleft.org.au/content/time-mobilise-d…

Imperial projects global coronavirus trajectory with simulation tool
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-12-03
Imperial has projected the coronavirus outbreak for all countries around the world with the latest version of its scenario analysis tool.
imperial.ac.uk/news/210053/imperial-projects-global-coronavirus-trajectory-with

The Baltimore Ravens' Cautionary Covid Tale
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2020-12-03
The Baltimore Ravens' Cautionary Covid Tale…
thenation.com/article/society/baltimore-…

Gimme Shelter: The Way Home Chronicles the Root Causes of Homelessness in America
Ed Rampell | progressive.org | 2020-12-03
A new documentary series focuses on the growing number of people living on the streets of U.S. cities.
progressive.org/dispatches/gimme-shelter…

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

Trump Tells Pompeo: Go Wild on Iran, Just Don't Risk 'World War III'
Erin Banco | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
President Donald Trump may only have seven weeks left in office, but he's given his top advisers the green light to batter the Iranian regime–anything that doesn't hazard a full-on war before Joe Biden is inaugurated. | According to …
globalresearch.ca/trump-tells-pompeo-go-…

UK Minister Warns Brits Could be "Denied Normal Life" If They Do Not Receive COVID Vaccination
Joseph Jankowski | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Brits could be denied entry into bars, theaters, and sporting events if they can not prove they've received vaccination against COVID-19, according to the head of the United Kingdom's vaccine rollout. | Nadhim Zahawi, the newly appointed minister to oversee …
globalresearch.ca/uk-minister-warns-brit…

As Private Cities Advance in Honduras, Hondurans Renew Their Opposition
Brett Heinz | cepr.net | 2020-12-03
Guest post by Beth Geglia Efforts to develop semi-privately governed jurisdictions called Economic Development and Employment Zones (ZEDEs) in Honduras have recently emerged anew. ZEDEs, first legislated as Special Development Regions (REDs) and informally known as "charter cities," "model cities," or "startup cities," are a flexible territorial concession that can be used for city-scale real …
cepr.net/as-private-cities-advance-in-ho…

COVID-19 recovery, focus of UN General Assembly special session
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
Nations united on Thursday for a special session of the UN General Assembly to survey the wreckage of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflect on the best response, and forge a path to better days ahead.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/12/1…

No matter who wins Dec. 7 elections, Ghana will continue on a neoliberal path
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-03
Kwesi Pratt Jnr. of Pan African Television analyzes the political situation in Ghana ahead of the national elections of December 7. He talks about essential continuity between the two leading parties that dominate the country's politics…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/03/no-matter…

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

Trump Tells Pompeo: Go Wild on Iran, Just Don't Risk 'World War III'
Erin Banco | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
President Donald Trump may only have seven weeks left in office, but he's given his top advisers the green light to batter the Iranian regime–anything that doesn't hazard a full-on war before Joe Biden is inaugurated. | According to …
globalresearch.ca/trump-tells-pompeo-go-…

Israel warns its citizens they may be targeted abroad by Iran following nuclear scientist's assassination
rt.com | 2020-12-03
Israel has issued a warning to its citizens abroad about potential terrorist attacks amid threats from Tehran of retaliatory action in response to the killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist. | Iran was quick to blame Israel last week for the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, though it has not taken credit for the action. Fakhrizadeh had been accused of heading Iran's nuclear program — even being named by PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel has long been critical of Tehran's nuclear ambitions. | As multiple leaders in Iran have threatened consequences for the scientist's death, Israelis abroad have been warned…
rt.com/news/508622-israel-iran-warning-t…

The Accord: a class collaboration project that weakened unions
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-03
Tripartite discussions aimed at reaching consensus between the government of the day, unions and business are not new. Jonathan Strauss discusses the legacy of Labor government-sponsored prices and incomes accords of the 1980s and 1990s.
greenleft.org.au/content/accord-class-co…

Take Care, Big Apple!
Andrea Arroyo | thenation.com | 2020-12-03
Covid cases are rising at an alarming rate in cities big and small.
thenation.com/article/politics/take-care…

Evictions resulted in more than 10,000 covid-19 deaths
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Evictions resulted in more than 10,000 covid-19 deaths!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/01/1883875…

Time to mobilise to defend workers' rights
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-03
The union-bosses-government working groups to discuss industrial relations reform have not delivered and the PM has signalled new IR laws before Christmas. Sarah Hathway argues union leaderships need to get prepared.
greenleft.org.au/content/time-mobilise-d…

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

Facebook's "ad" ban hurts political magazines
Norman Stockwell | progressive.org | 2020-12-03
If Facebook truly wants to "Give people the power to build community" perhaps it should consider allowing fact-based, truth-seeking publications to share content.
progressive.org/op-eds/facebook-ad-ban-h…

Caught in the Crossfire
George Monbiot | zcomm.org | 2020-12-03
Brexit isn't about Europe, and isn't about the UK. It's the outcome of a civil war within capitalism…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/caught-in-the-cros…

Will Face Masks Cause Facial Deformities in Children?
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
"When wearing a mask, most of us breathe with our upper chest muscles and with our mouth open," states Children's Minnesota on their website. | While the hospital admits this can cause "increased stress and anxiety" there are other more | …
globalresearch.ca/will-face-masks-cause-…

As Support for Independence Soars, Scottish Nationalists Must Unite
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Alex Salmond is back. Scotland's former First Minister, under whom the SNP went from strength to strength, has unveiled his own 5-point plan together with MSP Alex Neil, to address the economic aftershocks of the pandemic in Scotland. | There have …
globalresearch.ca/support-independence-s…

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

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

The Economy Isn't Working. That's Exactly the Plan
Robert Freeman | zcomm.org | 2020-12-03
Forty years ago, around 1980, the uber-wealthy decided they wanted to get their money out of the economy. So, they engineered a controlled demolition of the U.S. economy…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-economy-isnt-w…

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

Olivia Laing's Banal Avant-Garde
Dilara O'Neil | thenation.com | 2020-12-03
Olivia Laing's Banal Avant-Garde…
thenation.com/article/culture/olivia-lai…

Will This Be The Radicalization Of Black Lives Matter?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-03
On Monday a group of local Black Lives Matter chapters issued a statement to the public calling for more transparency and accountability from the Black Lives Matter Global Network (BLMGN), the umbrella structure for the Black lives matter structures. | In what appears to be an ongoing internal discussion, the chapters claimed that BLMGN not only did not collaborate on political visioning and collective analysis with the chapters but shockingly, with the millions reported in the media that was raised from foundations and corporations, "most chapters have received little to no financial support since the launch in…
popularresistance.org/will-this-be-the-r…

World Is 'Doubling Down' on Fossil Fuels Despite Climate Crisis — UN Report
Damian Carrington | zcomm.org | 2020-12-03
Production must fall by 6% a year to avoid 'severe climate disruption' but Covid-19 funding is supporting increases…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/world-is-doubling-…

Asian American Voters Could Help Flip Georgia
Timothy Pratt | thenation.com | 2020-12-03
Asian American Voters Could Help Flip Georgia…
thenation.com/article/politics/georgia-a…

New Year's Eve parties ruled out by Airbnb in bid to deter Covid-spreading gatherings
rt.com | 2020-12-03
Short-stay rental giant Airbnb has toughened its booking rules ahead of New Year's Eve in a bid to crack down on people throwing parties in defiance of coronavirus restrictions, as well as to try to limit the spread of Covid-19. | From Thursday, Airbnb users lacking positive reviews will be barred from booking one-night stays in entire-home listings on December 31 in Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, Spain, the UK and US. | Customers will also need to tick a box when booking to specifically promise that they will not throw a NYE bash, the San Francisco-based firm said in a statement on Thursday. | The company…
rt.com/news/508618-airbnb-new-year-parti…

World Is 'Doubling Down' on Fossil Fuels Despite Climate Crisis — UN Report
Damian Carrington | zcomm.org | 2020-12-03
Production must fall by 6% a year to avoid 'severe climate disruption' but Covid-19 funding is supporting increases…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/world-is-doubling-…

Pakistan Pressured by Saudi Arabia and UAE to Recognize and Accept the State of Israel
Junaid S. Ahmad | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Putting aside the relics of past Cold War theatrics, Pakistan has been consistently struggling to advance peace and justice in the world. The struggle though has intensified. Pakistan currently experiences unprecedented pressure from the conservative Gulf monarchies of Saudi Arabia …
globalresearch.ca/dangers-pakistan-faust…

Communist youth in Russia protest budget cuts in health sector
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-03
Even as Russia faces an acute health and social crisis due to COVID-19, the federal budget for 2021-2023 calls for cuts of 200 billion rubles (USD 2.64 billion) in the overall state allocation for the health sector…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/03/communist…

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

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

Monday 12/21: Homeless Persons Memorial
Keith McHenry | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
100 Laurel St, Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883877…

Eisenhower's Ghost Haunts Biden's Foreign Policy Team
Nicolas J. S. Davies | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
In his first words as President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said, "we have to proceed with equal measures of humility and confidence." Many around the world will welcome this promise of humility from the new …
globalresearch.ca/eisenhower-ghost-haunt…

Biden's COVID "Supply Commander" Is Bad Medicine
Bradley Thomas | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Included in his plans to fight the coronavirus, presumptive president-elect Joe Biden has pledged to appoint "a fully empowered supply commander in charge of filling in the gaps" in the production and supply of "essential" items needed to fight the …
globalresearch.ca/biden-covid-supply-com…

'Running out of time': US adds new demands as Russia makes concessions to save last remaining nuclear deterrent deal — envoy
rt.com | 2020-12-03
Moscow has agreed to key US demands in a bid to preserve the New START agreement in a race against time to extend the treaty before it expires, the Russian envoy to the US said. Washington then simply made new demands. | …
rt.com/russia/508625-russia-new-start-co…

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

Right-Wing Orgs Are Enlisting Students in Their War Against Campus Progressives
Eleanor Bader | zcomm.org | 2020-12-03
Groups like Campus Reform work hard to create the illusion that conservatives are a beleaguered minority on campuses…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/right-wing-orgs-ar…

COVID-19 could see over 200 million more pushed into extreme poverty, new UN development report finds
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
An additional 207 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty by 2030, due to the severe longterm impact of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total number to more than a billion, a new study from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has found.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/12/1…

Locked-out Coles warehouse workers need your support
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-03
What started as a 24-hour strike for a fair redundancy package has become indefinite industrial action by workers at Coles' Smeaton Grange depot, reports Jim McIlroy.
greenleft.org.au/content/locked-out-cole…

Will This Be The Radicalization Of Black Lives Matter?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-03
On Monday a group of local Black Lives Matter chapters issued a statement to the public calling for more transparency and accountability from the Black Lives Matter Global Network (BLMGN), the umbrella structure for the Black lives matter structures. | In what appears to be an ongoing internal discussion, the chapters claimed that BLMGN not only did not collaborate on political visioning and collective analysis with the chapters but shockingly, with the millions reported in the media that was raised from foundations and corporations, "most chapters have received little to no financial support since the launch in…
popularresistance.org/will-this-be-the-r…

Tuesday 12/15: COVID's Hidden Toll: Discussion with Filmmakers and Policy Leaders
Berkeley Food Institute | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Virtual Event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883876…

As COVID Spikes, the GOP Pushes Bans on Suing Negligent Businesses
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-12-03
Officials estimate that 1 million people in Florida are infected with COVID-19 in the wake of the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Meanwhile, state legislators are meeting with business lobbyists at a conference, which includes a golf tournament at the Orlando Ritz-Carlton, to discuss legislation that could prohibit consumers from suing businesses that negligently exposed them to COVID-19. | One of the sponsors of the event is Publix. The Florida-based, employe…
truthout.org/articles/as-covid-spikes-th…

No matter who wins Dec. 7 elections, Ghana will continue on a neoliberal path
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-03
Kwesi Pratt Jnr. of Pan African Television analyzes the political situation in Ghana ahead of the national elections of December 7. He talks about essential continuity between the two leading parties that dominate the country's politics…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/03/no-matter…

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

What to Look for in the November Jobs Report
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
The resurgence of the pandemic is likely to be the biggest factor driving labor market performance in November, especially in a context where most of the CARES Act supports have ended. We are likely to see weak, if any, job growth for the month as the areas most affected by the spread, such as restaurants…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/03/what-to-look…

Report: Aerially Sprayed Pesticide Causes Significant Environmental Issues
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-03
A new study concluded that high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances compounds used in pesticides aerially sprayed on millions of acres of land across the United States have contaminated the water of thousands of communities. The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility recently released the results of these "forever chemicals," which don't break down in the environment and build up in the human body. | Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are "a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals," which are "very persistent in…
popularresistance.org/report-aerially-sp…

As COVID Spikes, the GOP Pushes Bans on Suing Negligent Businesses
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-12-03
Officials estimate that 1 million people in Florida are infected with COVID-19 in the wake of the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Meanwhile, state legislators are meeting with business lobbyists at a conference, which includes a golf tournament at the Orlando Ritz-Carlton, to discuss legislation that could prohibit consumers from suing businesses that negligently exposed them to COVID-19. | One of the sponsors of the event is Publix. The Florida-based, employe…
truthout.org/articles/as-covid-spikes-th…

COVID-19 could push more than a billion into extreme poverty, new UN development report finds
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
An additional 207 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty by 2030, due to the severe longterm impact of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total number to more than a billion, a new study from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has found.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/12/1…

Saturday 12/5: France: Mass Protests Against a Government Crackdown (Online meeting)
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Online meeting, see website for details…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/01/1883874…

Welcome to the Intersectional Empire | Ash Sarkar Meets Naomi Klein
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
counterpunch.org/2020/12/03/welcome-to-t…

Sanders Slams McConnell for Pushing Tax Deductions for CEOs in COVID Relief
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-12-03
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for pushing a coronavirus relief measure that contains a 100% tax deduction for business meals — a gift to corporate executives — but nothing for the tens of millions of people across the U.S. who are struggling to afford food for themselves and their families. | "Mitch McConnell's…
truthout.org/articles/sanders-slams-mcco…

Tuesday 12/15: Equity in Health Care: The Awful Truth About Race, Economic Status & U.S. Health Care
Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883875…

Thursday 12/3: Rock the Runoff! Virtual Concert Fundraiser to #GOTV in Georgia
Fair Fight | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883876…

New Year's Eve parties ruled out by Airbnb in bid to deter Covid-spreading gatherings
rt.com | 2020-12-03
Short-stay rental giant Airbnb has toughened its booking rules ahead of New Year's Eve in a bid to crack down on people throwing parties in defiance of coronavirus restrictions, as well as to try to limit the spread of Covid-19. | From Thursday, Airbnb users lacking positive reviews will be barred from booking one-night stays in entire-home listings on December 31 in Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, Spain, the UK and US. | Customers will also need to tick a box when booking to specifically promise that they will not throw a NYE bash, the San Francisco-based firm said in a statement on Thursday. | The company…
rt.com/news/508618-airbnb-new-year-parti…

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

The Nuclear Bomb Is Ready: In Italy Soon. The B61-12 has a Nuclear Warhead with 4 "Selectable Power Options"
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
A video was released on November 23 by Sandia National Laboratories that shows a US F-35A fighter flying at supersonic speed 3000 meters above sea level, launching a B61-12 nuclear bomb (non-nuclear warhead equipped). The bomb did not fall vertically …
globalresearch.ca/bomb-ready-italy-soon/…

Asian American Voters Could Help Flip Georgia
Timothy Pratt | thenation.com | 2020-12-03
Asian American Voters Could Help Flip Georgia…
thenation.com/article/politics/georgia-a…

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

Conjola's New Year's Eve never to be forgotten
Peter Boyle | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-03
Ash Brennan will never forget New Year's Eve 2019 when he lost his house to a raging firestorm in Conjola Park. Peter Boyle reports that his film We are Conjola will have a special online release this new year's eve.
greenleft.org.au/content/conjolas-new-ye…

Saturday 12/5: Rally on Wheels
christina Beach | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Rally on Wheels: A Mobile Protest to Ban Evictions and Cancel Rent…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/01/1883875…

COVID-19 could see over 200 million more pushed into extreme poverty, new UN development report finds
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
An additional 207 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty by 2030, due to the severe longterm impact of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total number to more than a billion, a new study from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has found.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/12/1…

One year after refounding the National Alliance Against Racist and Pollical Repression
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-12-03
Fight Back! Interview with Frank Chapman, the Executive Director of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | Fight Back!: Could you say a few words about the refounding of NAARPR last year? | Frank Chapman: We convened the refounding conference of NAARPR last November 22-24, 2019. People all over the country are remembering these days because they are historic moments in the calendar of our movement. On the opening night of November 22, we packed 1200 people in the Chicago Teachers Union Hall to hear our keynote speaker Angela Davis talk about the importance of refounding the National Alli…
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Tyson exploits consumers just like its animals and the workers who raise them
David Coman-Hidy | nationofchange.org | 2020-12-03
Vulnerable workers, abused animals and a rigged system are the foundation of an unethical, destructive business model.
nationofchange.org/2020/12/03/tyson-expl…

Under CARES Act, These Moms Should Be Home. They Remain in COVID-Filled Prisons
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-12-03
When COVID entered the federal medical prison in Carswell, Texas, it ballooned within weeks — of the 1,288 people tested, 504 were positive. In one housing unit of 300 women, only 26 women tested negative, including 56-year-old Sandra Shoulders. | Shoulders has severe diabetes, respiratory problems, and, since entering prison in 2015, chronic kidney disease, leaving her at only 30 percent kidney function. All of these make her more vulnera…
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Video: President Trump's Unscheduled Speech on the 2020 Election
Pres. Donald Trump | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
We bring to the attention of our readers, the Video as well as the complete transcript of Donald Trump's Speech. | This is for the purpose of information only, discussion and debate. | The US corporate media has sofar provided a slanted …
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Pakistan Pressured by Saudi Arabia and UAE to Recognize and Accept the State of Israel
Junaid S. Ahmad | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Putting aside the relics of past Cold War theatrics, Pakistan has been consistently struggling to advance peace and justice in the world. The struggle though has intensified. Pakistan currently experiences unprecedented pressure from the conservative Gulf monarchies of Saudi Arabia …
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Seeds of Destruction, Globalization of Poverty, Globalization of War: Three Important Books From Global Research Publishers
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Global Research brings you a selection of three books that help give some context to the current state of the world and the power dynamics that got us here. Unfortunately, these books remain rather relevant, if not more so than …
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Looking Inward: Can We Win? Or Will We Defeat Ourselves?
Michael Albert | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
By win, I mean win it all, not win a little. Win a new world. Win new defining social institutions. Win an end to injustice, inequality, subordination, and domination. Win an end to class, gender, sex, race, and all hierarchies that position some people above and other people below. Win equity. Win solidarity. Win diversity.
counterpunch.org/2020/12/03/can-we-win/

A Killing in Iran: Who Gains From Yet Another Assassination?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-12-03
It is not often that one can agree with the pronouncements made by former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan, but his tweeted comment on the killing of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh suggesting that the incident "…was a criminal act & highly reckless. It risks lethal retaliation & a new round of regional conflict. Iranian leaders would be wise to wait for the return of responsible American leadership on the global stage & to resist the urge to respond against perceived culprits" was both restrained…
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Monday 12/21: Homeless Persons Memorial
Keith McHenry | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
100 Laurel St, Santa Cruz…
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