2020-11-14: News Headlines

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-14). Unelected Officials Override The President To Continue Wars (But Only Kooks Believe In The Deep State). thealtworld.com Outgoing US envoy to Syria James Jeffrey stated in a recent interview with Defense One that US officials have been …

Deirdre Griswold (2020-11-14). Class oppression and the virus. workers.org The United States continues to lead the world — in the number of COVID-19 cases as well as in deaths. As of Nov. 9, this rich, high-tech imperialist country has now registered 243,302 deaths from the virus. This is twice as many coronavirus deaths as in India, even though the . . . |

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-11-14). Good news on vaccines but what about its delivery? peoplesdispatch.org If we plan to vaccinate the entire Indian people, the states need to be involved in a big way, however, the Modi government has so far centralized all aspects of the management of the epidemic, treating it only as an administrative problem.

NationofChange Staff (2020-11-14). Peace Calendar: One Earth, One Future — 2021 Wall Calendar. nationofchange.org

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-14). Yet another journalist killed in Afghanistan. peoplesdispatch.org On November 12, a journalist was killed and three others were critically wounded in an improvised bomb blast in Helmand's Lashkar Gah. 33-year-old Elyas Dayee was associated with Radio Free Afghanistan RFE/RL. | In another bomb blast last week, former Tolo news presenter Yama Siawash was killed in Kabul's Makrorayan-e-Char. Siawash had recently joined Afghanistan's central bank as an adviser. Abdullah Abdullah, who head the country's peace and reconciliation process, termed his death "an forgivable and unforgettable crime." | As many as 50 journalists and dozens of rights activists have been killed in Afghanistan…

American Indian Resource Center at UCSC (2020-11-14). Friday 11/20: Indigethanx. indybay.org Online Event | http: //bit.ly/INDIGETHANX20…

NationofChange Staff (2020-11-14). Posters for Peace & Justice — Our Future Depends on You — 2021 Wall Calendar. nationofchange.org The works in this collection are a rallying cry — a potent tool for communication and social transformation.

Editor (2020-11-14). When Centrists Lose, Corporate Media Love to Blame the Left. scheerpost.com nrkbeta / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Julie Hollar / FAIR 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. Democrats had been hoping for big wins on election night, with the possibility of winning not only… |

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 …

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.

RT (2020-11-13). Soldiers and civilians reportedly killed as shells fired along Pakistan-India border in Kashmir (VIDEO). rt.com At least a dozen people have been killed in fighting between Pakistani and Indian forces at the disputed border in Kashmir, according to reports, in one of the deadliest encounters between the two militaries this year. | Indian officials reported the death of six civilians, three soldiers and one border guard following a day of heavy shelling between the neighboring states on Friday. | Meanwhile, Pakistan reports four civilian deaths but has not named any military fatalities, despite Indian officials claiming that they inflicted casualties among Pakistani security forces. | Both sides contend that the other in…

Editor (2020-11-13). Dennis Kucinich on the Real Reason the Blue Wave Never Materialized. scheerpost.com Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play The 2020 U.S. general election has come and gone, and while Joe Biden has won the presidential race, the " blue wave" that Democrats were expecting in the Senate and House of Representatives doesn't seem to have materialized. On this week's installment of "Scheer Intelligence," former congress member and 53rd mayor of Cleveland Dennis Kucinich… |

The Canary (2020-11-13). Tata Steel funding plans 'extremely worrying' for workers. thecanary.co Tata Steel's announcement that it will split its combined UK and Dutch operations is "extremely worrying" for UK workers, Wales' minister for the economy has said. | Jobs on the line: | Ken Skates said the steel industry was waiting for the UK government to take action to protect jobs for the company's 8,000 workforce, with most in Wales and around 4,000 alone at the firm's Port Talbot site. On 13 November, Tata Steel said it would sell the European arm of its business and attempt to make its UK business "self-sustaining without the need for any funding support from Tata Steel India in the future". | It f…

WSWS (2020-11-13). Workers report dangerous outbreak at Fiat Chrysler transmission factory in Indiana. wsws.org Workers are reporting an outbreak of COVID-19 which is being covered up by FCA management and the United Auto Workers union.

_____ (2020-11-13). Black Cops Don't Make Policing Any Less Anti-Black. popularresistance.org Amid recent growing calls for defunding police this summer, a set of billboards appeared in Dallas, Atlanta, and New York City. Each had the words "No Police, No Peace" printed in large, bold letters next to an image of a Black police officer. Funded by a conservative right-wing think tank , the billboards captured all the hallmarks of modern pro-policing propaganda. The jarring choice of language, a deliberate corruption of the protest chant "no justice, no peace," follows a pattern we see frequently from proponents of the police state.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-13). About to Have His Day in Court, This American Journalist Wants to Know If He's on the US 'Kill List'. commondreams.org Award-winning war reporter Bilal Abdul Kareem, who says he has been the target of numerous U.S.-led airstrikes, was also wounded by Syrian tank fire while covering the country's civil war. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

sputniknews (2020-11-13). Change of Guard in the White House Not to Affect Indo-US Relations, Analysts Say. sputniknews.com India has been closely watching the US elections, as major media outlets project the Democrats back in power even though the vote count is still underway. Joe Biden, who was declared president-elected by US media, during his campaign pledged to restore the respected leadership of America on the world stage and launched a transition team.

news.un (2020-11-13). Deputy UN chief looks to 'new dawn for Mali', promotes participation of women in country's transition. news.un.org The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed on Friday has been strongly advocating for the greater participation of women and youth in Mali's ongoing transition towards a durable peace, and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as she continues her solidarity visit to West Africa and the Sahel.

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

Newsclick (2020-11-13). Vaccine distribution: Cold storage requirement for potential COVID-19 vaccine a major problem. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss the challenges of taking a vaccine to the people in countries like India. They also look at the various vaccine candidates in contention…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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

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.

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…

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 …

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.

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…

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 …

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). 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.

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 …

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…

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.

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…

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.

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, …

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.