2020-11-13: News Headlines

Zoe PC (2020-11-13). Is Peru witnessing a parliamentary coup? peoplesdispatch.org What are the forces behind Peruvian president Martín Vizcarra's impeachment following a rapid and bizarre session of the Congress? Who stands to benefit? Why have thousands taken to the streets to protest?

Cory Gunkel (2020-11-13). Blame the Democrats, Not Socialism. counterpunch.org It's no surprise a CIA officer blamed "socialism" for all the problems of a complex political situation, sowing discord and chaos amongst a putatively unified group with supposedly similar goals. In the wake of disappointing Democratic down-ballot losses in both the House and the Senate last Thursday, ex-CIA spy and current Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger

Julie Hollar (2020-11-13). When Centrists lose, corporate media blame the left. mronline.org Joe Biden hadn't even been declared the victor of the 2020 election before establishment Democrats, in the face of poorer-than-expected results in House and Senate races, began pointing fingers at the left—with corporate media giving them a major assist.

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-11-13). War in Ethiopia Threatens China's Economic Penetration in Africa. globalresearch.ca Less than a year after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a military operation against the country's northern Tigray province. Ethiopia is often described as the Horn of Africa's pillar of stability and …

Fight Back (2020-11-13). Gipp family holds angelversary for Ryan Gipp at Standing Rock Reservation. fightbacknews.org Fort Yates, ND – On October 23, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs murdered 35-year-old Ryan Gipp after he was pulled over outside of Fort Yates, North Dakota. Gipp and his parents were returning home from a hunting trip and stopped at a gas station. Gipp was ejecting a shell from his shotgun, when it accidentally discharged. The family began to drive home and was pulled over by BIA officers shortly after. Gipp threw the only weapon in the vehicle, his shotgun, out the window in an effort to play it safe and present himself unarmed. BIA officers Raymond Webb and Gary Sandland Jr. then tased and shot Gipp several…

Brasil de Fato (2020-11-13). What's at stake in Brazil's municipal elections this Sunday. peoplesdispatch.org The municipal elections, originally scheduled for October, were postponed to Sunday November 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The change was approved by the National Congress in July. | The COVID-19 health crisis in the country, far from being under control, is one of the factors that might lead to greater abstention in

Ali Harb (2020-11-12). 'Antithesis of peace': Palestine advocates decry Israeli settlers' visit to UAE. middleeasteye.net 'Antithesis of peace': Palestine advocates decry Israeli settlers' visit to UAE | After visit to Dubai, right-wing settler leader Yossi Dagan says direct trade between settlements and UAE will start soon | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 22: 00 | 'Normalisation is betrayal,' reads mural in Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron (AFP/File photo) | Palestinian rights advocates condemned a visit by Israeli settlers to the United Ar…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-11-12). Jobless numbers stay high as Senate's ruling Republicans do nothing. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Staff (2020-11-12). South African Activist Kumi Naidoo: Trump is Attempting a Coup to Install Minority Rule. democracynow.org We continue to look at the world's response to the U.S. election with South African activist Kumi Naidoo, a global ambassador for Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity, former secretary general of Amnesty International and former head of Greenpeace. Naidoo says President Donald Trump's loss to Joe Biden is good news, but notes that the world lost four crucial years to tackle the climate crisis and other issues because of the Trump administration. "This is a relief, but it is not something for us to — at this stage, anyway — celebrate with any great enthusiasm," he says.

Codepink (2020-11-12). CODEPINK Condemns False Accusations of Antisemitism Against GA Senate Candidate Rev. Warnock. zcomm.org As an organization committed to ending racism and militarism in the United States, as well as apartheid and injustice in Israel/Palestine, CODEPINK encourages Reverend Warnock to continue to speak out for freedom and equality for all in Palestine and Israel…

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-12). Syria's International Conference on Return of Refugees. A Strategic Balancing Act. globalresearch.ca The kinetic phase of the Hybrid War of Terror on Syria has mostly drawn to a close, as evidenced by the milestone event of the country hosting an international conference on the return of refugees, which resulted in several significant …

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-12). Syria's International Conference On Refugees Is A Masterclass In Balancing. thealtworld.com The kinetic phase of the Hybrid War of Terror on Syria has mostly drawn to a close, as evidenced by the milestone event of the country hosting an international conference on the return of refugees, which resulted in several significant outcomes that speak to the masterful execution of its "balancing" strategy and raise hope that the Arab Republic will eventually transform into the Eastern Mediterranean terminal point of China's visionary W-CPEC+ corridor across Eurasia. | Strategically Disarming "Weapons Of Mass Migration" | Syria's international conference on the return of refugees is a milestone event for the c…

Ashley Curtin (2020-11-12). Senate passes Veteran's Health Act; a package of bills addressing healthcare and suicide prevention for veterans. nationofchange.org "By identifying and eliminating barriers for veterans to access public lands, AVRO will ensure that veterans can heal on the landscapes they served to protect."

Sophia Tesfaye (2020-11-12). Trump's false voter-fraud claims could blow GOP's chances of holding Senate. salon.com Republicans are boosting Trump's BS in hopes of saving two Georgia Senate seats. That might doom them instead…

teleSUR (2020-11-12). India Enters a Technical Recession for 1st Time in History. telesurenglish.net A report released late Wednesday by a team led by Michael Patra, a deputy governor at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), indicates that Asia's third-largest economy has probably shrunk for the second straight quarter (July-September), pushing the country into an unprecedented recession. | RELATED: | "India has entered a technical recession in the first half of 2020-21 for the first time in its history," the authors wrote. The government is due t…

sputniknews (2020-11-12). GOP Candidate Announces Victory in Iowa Congressional Race After Error in Vote Counting Fixed. sputniknews.com According to the Republican, the race was close, as she was leading in votes on Election Night but provisional ballots and absentee ballots still remained to be counted, which could have potentially reversed the election results.

sputniknews (2020-11-12). Election 2020: Hail to the Thief. sputniknews.com On today's episode, host Lee Stranahan discussed current events, including 5 Americans dying in a peacekeeper's helicopter crash, Joe Biden speaking as projected President-elect with the Pope, Hong Kong expelling members of their legislative council on behalf of China, and Pennsylvania ruling in favor of the Trump campaign in the ID voter deadline.

Heidi Shierholz (2020-11-12). Not Just Cruel, GOP Blocking Unemployment Aid Is Terrible Economics. commondreams.org With unemployment benefits for millions of workers set to expire in December, Senate Republicans must stop blocking aid. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Telesur (2020-11-12). Capital of Biggest US State Seeks Medical Exchange with Cuba. globalresearch.ca The Mayor and City Council of Sacramento, California passed a resolution Tuesday night urging the U.S. President and Congress to lift restrictions on access to Cuban medical expertise. | *** | The capital city of the most populous state in the United …

news.un (2020-11-11). Journalists covering conflict, essential workers for a 'durable peace' says Guterres. news.un.org Reporters and other media workers in warzones across the world, are reliable witnesses who contribute to forging peace, and must be better-protected under international humanitarian law, said the UN chief on Wednesday.

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-11). Continuity Follows All US Elections. Despite Evidence, Trump's Legal Challenges are Likely to Fail. globalresearch.ca Whenever US presidential and congressional elections are held, continuity always triumphs. | Names and faces alone change, the fundamental direction of the country doesn't miss a bit. | Presidents are figurehead fronts for imperial governance of, by, and for privileged interests at …

Kimberly Villafuerte Barzola (2020-11-11). Political crisis in Peru as president impeached amid widespread elite corruption. liberationnews.org On Nov. 9, Martín Vizcarra, President of Peru, was impeached with 105 members of Congress voting in support, surpassing the 87 required.

Media Lens (2020-11-11). Robert Fisk: Death of a "Controversial" Journalist. dissidentvoice.org Robert Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: 'Much of what Fisk wrote was controversial…' As John Pilger noted, in describing Fisk's journalism as 'controversial' the Independent was …

RT (2020-11-11). Libya peace process 'breakthrough': Warring parties agree to hold elections in 18 months, UN says. rt.com The two parties to Libya's long-lasting civil war have reached an agreement on holding nationwide elections in 18 months, the UN envoy to Libya has announced, calling it a "breakthrough" in the protracted peace process. | "There's real momentum and that's what we need to focus on and encourage," Stephanie Williams, acting special representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, said during a news conference after a round of talks between 75 UN-picked Libyan participants in Tunisia. | The representatives of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and Khalifa Haftar's Libyan Nation…

The Canary (2020-11-11). Hong Kong disqualifies four pro-democracy legislators. thecanary.co Hong Kong has disqualified four pro-democracy legislators. It comes after Beijing passed a resolution that would allow the local government to remove politicians from their positions if they're deemed a threat to national security.The disqualification came after meetings of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee on 10 and 11 November.China's official Xinhua news agency said the committee passed a resolution to disqualify those who: | Support Hong Kong's independence. | Refuse to acknowledge China's sovereignty over the city. | Commit acts that threaten national security. | Ask external forces to in…

United American Indians of New England (2020-11-11). Thursday 11/26: 50th Anniversary National Day of Mourning w/ Indigenous Leaders at Plymouth, MA. indybay.org Online via livestream from Plymouth, MA…

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Colombia: Murders of Social Leaders Reach 251 So Far This Year. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (INDEPAZ) Observatory of Conflicts, Peace, and Human Rights reported that the number of social leaders' assassinations of had climbed to 251 deaths so far this year in the country. | RELATED: | The Report highlighted that the indigenous people are the sector most affected by the killings while noting that 90 of the victims were Indigenous people, 70 rural workers,…

WSWS (2020-11-11). Australian Senate passes motion acknowledging "alleged" persecution of Julian Assange. wsws.org The feckless motion did not demand Assange's freedom, nor condemn his threatened extradition to the US.

WSWS (2020-11-11). US Supreme Court justices signal support for upholding Affordable Care Act. wsws.org Most of the justices gave a skeptical hearing to arguments that Obamacare should be struck down in its entirety because Congress eliminated the tax penalty for those who did not purchase insurance.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Iran, Syria explore avenues for boosting coop in water sector. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Syria explored avenues for implementing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) inked between the two countries in the field of water and wastewater.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-11). World Leaders Urged to 'Stand Up for Democracy' and Refuse to Meet With Pompeo After He Denies Election Outcome. commondreams.org "We cannot normalize Pompeo's threats to democratic legitimacy and the principles of a peaceful transition of power," stressed Serra Sippel of the Center for Health and Gender Equity. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Leela Loha (2020-11-11). BlackRock stakeholders do not consent to bankrolling violence. nationofchange.org As BlackRock has boisterously taken up the mantle of sustainable investing, it must do more to shepherd us into a peace-based economy.

Finian Cunningham (2020-11-11). Regime-Change Mission in Ethiopia by Nobel Peace Laureate. thealtworld.com "It's like an empire crumbling before our eyes," is how one diplomat observing the crisis in Ethiopia was After two years as prime minister Abiy Ahmed has overseen the collapse of a once strong and independent country, the only nation in Africa never to have been colonized by foreign powers. | The latest eruption of v…

Christian Sorensen (2020-11-11). The Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex Is Fascism. commondreams.org This Veterans Day, if you wish to honor the troops and humanity as a whole, vow to break with or challenge the MIC. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Peru Takes to the Streets to Urge an End to Political Crisis. telesurenglish.net Thousands of people Wednesday took to the main avenues of Peru for the second day of protests against the political crisis that the country is experiencing, triggered by President Martin Vizcarra's dismissal. | RELATED: | As the social repudiation of the crisis grows, so do reports of police brutality during the protests. | With the slogans "Merino usurper" and "this Congress does not represent me," the protesters marched…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-11). Senate GOP Blasted for Proposing OSHA Cuts as Covid-19 Crisis 'Makes Many Jobs Much More Dangerous'. commondreams.org The proposed cut to the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program was announced on the same day as senators floated nearly $700 billion in new military spending. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). 'Indian equipment for Chabahar development to arrive by Mar.'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — In an interview with Mehrnews, PMO Head Mohammad Rastad informed that the 1st consignment of the Indian equipment for the development of Chabahar Port will arrive in Iran by March 2021.

Prof. Ruel F. Pepa (2020-11-11). Systemic Racial Inequity: Discrimination, Dehumanization and Destruction. globalresearch.ca "It is race, is it not, that puts the hundred millions of India under the dominion of a remote island in the north of Europe. Race avails much, if that be true, which is alleged, that all Celts are Catholics, …

news.un (2020-11-11). UN envoy urges Yemen's warring parties to place 'a firm bet on peace', as famine threat continues. news.un.org The plight of Yemenis demands "nothing less than a firm bet on peace", the UN Special Envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Iran proposes creation of intl. fund for Syria reconstruction. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — In the Intl. Conference on the Return of Syrian Refugees, Iran proposed the establishment of an international fund for the reconstruction of Syria.

WSWS (2020-11-10). COVID-19 pandemic creating a social disaster in India. wsws.org Contrary to Modi's lies, a humanitarian crisis is being generated in the world's second most populous country.

RT (2020-11-10). Displaced Syrians settle in ancient Roman ruin instead of 'overcrowded' refugee camps amid Covid-19 pandemic (PHOTOS). rt.com In a bid to avoid overcrowded refugee camps a family of refugees in Syria has set up home in the ruins of a Roman temple of the ancient settlement of Baquirha in the north of the war-torn country. | Abdelaziz al-Hassan, his wife and three children fled their home in Idlib last winter after a series of attacks on the city. | They now live in a tent village, pitched at the second-century temple of the ancient local god Baal, also called 'Zeus' in Greek mythology. "I chose this place because it provides peace of mind, far from overcrowded places and those riddled with disease," al-Hassan told the AFP news agency,…

Peter Oborne (2020-11-10). Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire greeted with anger and disbelief in Armenia. middleeasteye.net Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire greeted with anger and disbelief in Armenia | Parliament building stormed as protesters in Yerevan accuse government of betrayal over peace deal with Azerbaijan | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 13: 56 | Armenian police officers detain a protester during protests in Republic Square in Yerevan on 10 November (AFP) | There was a profound sense of disbelief and national bereavement on the st…

Charles McKelvey (2020-11-10). The Blue Wave that Never Came. counterpunch.org Some Democrats had been hoping that popular rejection of Donald Trump would lead to a clear Biden victory on election day, the taking of a majority in the Senate, and an increase in the Democratic majority in the Congress. But the anticipated Democratic landslide was not to be. Trump won the key up-for-grab states of

RT (2020-11-10). 'Safer world?' Stoltenberg calls on international community to get rid of nukes, says NATO members should keep theirs for now. rt.com The world should "urgently pursue nuclear disarmament," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said, while calling nukes a pillar of international peace and arguing it is not the time for the Alliance to forgo its arsenal. | The international community needs to bolster its efforts aimed at getting rid of nuclear weapons in the world, the secretary general said on Tuesday, at NATO's annual Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) conference in Romania. | "Our ultimate goal is a world free of nuclear weapons", he

MEE and agencies (2020-11-10). Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia sign Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal. middleeasteye.net Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia sign Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal | Agreement reached to end the military conflict over the disputed region after more than a month of bloodshed | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 07: 33 | The declaration follows six weeks of heavy fighting and advancement by Azerbaijan's forces (AFP) | Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia say they have signed a deal to end the military conflict o…

MEE staff (2020-11-10). Lebanon's Bahaa Hariri backtracks after interview with Israeli urging peace. middleeasteye.net Lebanon's Bahaa Hariri backtracks after interview with Israeli urging peace | Saudi-backed brother of the prime minister designate claims he did not know nationality or residence of prominent journalist | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 15: 03 | A screengrab of Bahaa Hariri interview with the Israeli reporter Barak Ravid from the American media outlet Axios | Bahaa al-Hariri, the brother of the Lebanese Prime Minister-desig…

_____ (2020-11-10). Bolivia: Parliament's Committee Seeks To Prosecute Jeanine Añez. popularresistance.org Bolivia – The ministers of foreign affairs, defense, interior, and justice could also be subject to criminal proceedings. | A special committee of the Bolivian Parliament on Monday recommended starting trials against the leader of the coup-born regime Jeanine Añez and some ministers for the massacres of Sacaba and Senkata that took place in 2019. | The final report of this committee was referred to the National Congress, where it must be approved by two-thirds of its members for it to enter into force.

Askiah Adam (2020-11-10). Is Normalization with Israel without a Resolution for Palestine Justifiable? globalresearch.ca Some fifty-three years ago, in 1967, in Khartoum, Sudan, the Arab League met. Then the League adopted the moral high ground "The Three No's": no peace with Israel; no recognition of Israel; and, no negotiation with Israel. But today these …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-10). Armenia and Azerbaijan announce agreement to end battle over Nagorno-Karabakh region. peoplesdispatch.org As per the deal mediated by Russia, Armenia will withdraw its forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Russia will also deploy a peacekeeping force for a period of five years…