2020-12-02: Social Media Postees

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Working class unites across India/250-million-strong strike!
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-12-02
For the second time this year, a class-wide mobilization in an "All-India strike" brought out 250 million workers. With one in four working-age people in India participating, this 24-hour work stoppage can again claim the status of "world's biggest strike." The first record-breaking general strike had taken place on Jan. . . . | Continue reading Working class unites across India/250-million-strong strike! at Workers.org
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Working class unites across India/250-million-strong strike!
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-12-02
For the second time this year, a class-wide mobilization in an "All-India strike" brought out 250 million workers. With one in four working-age people in India participating, this 24-hour work stoppage can again claim the status of "world's biggest strike." The first record-breaking general strike had taken place on Jan. . . . | Continue reading Working class unites across India/250-million-strong strike! at Workers.org
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Working class unites across India/250-million-strong strike!
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-12-02
For the second time this year, a class-wide mobilization in an "All-India strike" brought out 250 million workers. With one in four working-age people in India participating, this 24-hour work stoppage can again claim the status of "world's biggest strike." The first record-breaking general strike had taken place on Jan. . . . | Continue reading Working class unites across India/250-million-strong strike! at Workers.org
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Thousands bust 'Thanksgiving' myth on 51st National Day of Mourning
Steve Gillis | workers.org | 2020-12-02
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 . . . | Continue reading Thousands bust 'Thanksgiving' myth on 51st National Day of Mourning at Workers.org
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Thousands bust 'Thanksgiving' myth on 51st National Day of Mourning
Steve Gillis | workers.org | 2020-12-02
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 . . . | Continue reading Thousands bust 'Thanksgiving' myth on 51st National Day of Mourning at Workers.org
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Lessons for Steve Rattner from Folks Who Actually Remember the 1990s
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-12-02
Steve Rattner used his NYT column to tell progressives that they should not try to pressure President-Elect Biden to implement progressive policies with noisy protests. He argues that compromise with the Republicans is necessary and argues that the Clinton presidency after the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress is a good model. "Progressive history has not …
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Lessons for Steve Rattner from Folks Who Actually Remember the 1990s
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-12-02
Steve Rattner used his NYT column to tell progressives that they should not try to pressure President-Elect Biden to implement progressive policies with noisy protests. He argues that compromise with the Republicans is necessary and argues that the Clinton presidency after the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress is a good model. "Progressive history has not …
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US Plot Relying on Extradition Targets Peace in Colombia
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-02
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…
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US Plot Relying on Extradition Targets Peace in Colombia
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-02
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…
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Iran extends hand of friendship to regional countries: envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-12-02
TEHRAN, Dec. 02 (MNA) — Stating that Iran's strategy is one of cooperation, peace and friendship, the country's Ambassador to Muscat said that Iran has extended a hand of friendship to the countries of the region.
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Iran extends hand of friendship to regional countries: envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-12-02
TEHRAN, Dec. 02 (MNA) — Stating that Iran's strategy is one of cooperation, peace and friendship, the country's Ambassador to Muscat said that Iran has extended a hand of friendship to the countries of the region.
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Iran extends hand of friendship to regional countries: envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-12-02
TEHRAN, Dec. 02 (MNA) — Stating that Iran's strategy is one of cooperation, peace and friendship, the country's Ambassador to Muscat said that Iran has extended a hand of friendship to the countries of the region.
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US Plot Relying on Extradition Targets Peace in Colombia
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-02
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/02/us-plot-rely…

GOP Congressman Asks US Supreme Court to Block Pennsylvania Move to Perfect Election Certification
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Republican US Congressman Mike Kelly has filed a request to the US Supreme Court for an emergency injunction to prevent election authorities in Pennsylvania from taking any additional action to perfect the certification of the November election results, a court filing has revealed.
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GOP Congressman Asks US Supreme Court to Block Pennsylvania Move to Perfect Election Certification
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Republican US Congressman Mike Kelly has filed a request to the US Supreme Court for an emergency injunction to prevent election authorities in Pennsylvania from taking any additional action to perfect the certification of the November election results, a court filing has revealed.
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GOP Congressman Asks US Supreme Court to Block Pennsylvania Move to Perfect Election Certification
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Republican US Congressman Mike Kelly has filed a request to the US Supreme Court for an emergency injunction to prevent election authorities in Pennsylvania from taking any additional action to perfect the certification of the November election results, a court filing has revealed.
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Vaccine Ethics: Doctor Warns Against Paying People to Get COVID Vaccine as U.S. Preps Distribution
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-12-01
As distribution of coronavirus vaccines draws near, a recent poll suggests that 42% of Americans are reluctant to take the vaccine. In response, some, including former Maryland congressmember and presidential candidate John Delaney, are pushing to pay people to get vaccinated, a move being discouraged by many, including Dr. Monica Peek, a physician, associate professor of medicine and health disparities researcher at the University of Chicago. She says there are major concerns about how to ensure at-risk groups get vaccinated while overcoming public doubts about the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, but paying…
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Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) Calls Upon Government of Pakistan to Refrain from Recognizing Israel
Junaid S. Ahmad | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-01
Dear friends, sisters, brothers, and comrades in the struggle for peace and justice: | We hope this finds all of you well and safe. | The Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC)-Pakistan is deeply distressed at the way in which the US and the …
globalresearch.ca/strong-call-government-pakistan-refrain-recognizing-israel/5730707

Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) Calls Upon Government of Pakistan to Refrain from Recognizing Israel
Junaid S. Ahmad | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-01
Dear friends, sisters, brothers, and comrades in the struggle for peace and justice: | We hope this finds all of you well and safe. | The Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC)-Pakistan is deeply distressed at the way in which the US and the …
globalresearch.ca/strong-call-government-pakistan-refrain-recognizing-israel/5730707

Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) Calls Upon Government of Pakistan to Refrain from Recognizing Israel
Junaid S. Ahmad | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-01
Dear friends, sisters, brothers, and comrades in the struggle for peace and justice: | We hope this finds all of you well and safe. | The Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC)-Pakistan is deeply distressed at the way in which the US and the …
globalresearch.ca/strong-call-government-pakistan-refrain-recognizing-israel/5730707

The Future of the United States Is at Stake in Georgia
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2020-12-01
The two U.S. Senate races there are a microcosm of America's struggle to find a way forward. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Future of the United States Is at Stake in Georgia
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2020-12-01
The two U.S. Senate races there are a microcosm of America's struggle to find a way forward. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/12/01/future…

The Future of the United States Is at Stake in Georgia
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2020-12-01
The two U.S. Senate races there are a microcosm of America's struggle to find a way forward. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/12/01/future…

"I spoke to impoverished families in 1975 and little has changed since then"
John Pilger | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-01
A British family from the film Smashing Kids, 1975. Photograph: John Garrett John Pilger interviewed Irene Brunsden in Hackney, east London about only being able to feed her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes in 1975. Now he sees nervous women queueing at foodbanks with their children as it's revealed 600,000 more kids are in poverty …
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"I spoke to impoverished families in 1975 and little has changed since then"
John Pilger | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-01
A British family from the film Smashing Kids, 1975. Photograph: John Garrett John Pilger interviewed Irene Brunsden in Hackney, east London about only being able to feed her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes in 1975. Now he sees nervous women queueing at foodbanks with their children as it's revealed 600,000 more kids are in poverty …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/12/i-spoke-to-im…

"I spoke to impoverished families in 1975 and little has changed since then"
John Pilger | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-01
A British family from the film Smashing Kids, 1975. Photograph: John Garrett John Pilger interviewed Irene Brunsden in Hackney, east London about only being able to feed her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes in 1975. Now he sees nervous women queueing at foodbanks with their children as it's revealed 600,000 more kids are in poverty …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/12/i-spoke-to-im…

Millions of Workers on Strike Amid Friedrich Engels' 200th Birthday
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
The assassination of top Iranian scientist sparks outrage; Millions of workers on strike in India…
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Ecuador: Mayors Took to the Streets to Reject Budget Cuts
telesurenglish.net | 2020-12-01
At least 80 mayors from several cities of Ecuador peacefully gathered in the capital Quito on Tuesday to demand President Lenin Moreno observe the agreements on Budget plans between the municipalities and the national government. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Union for Hope Awaits Decision to Contest Elections | The mobilization was called by the Association of Municipalities of Ecuador (AME), which claimed the Executive branch has not respected the agreements with the town halls by cutt…
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Neighbours to Planned Memorial for Anders Breivik's Victims Fear Traumatising 'Terror Tourism'
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
The 2011 terrorist act by Anders Behring Breivik that left 77 dead, the bloodiest in the country's peacetime history, has left a deep scar on the Norwegian psyche.
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Rumors of IRGC Commander's Killing in Drone Strike in Iraq False, Iranian Media Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Informed sources have denied reports that an airstrike by a drone had killed a commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in western Iraq on the border with Syria, Tasnim news agency said.
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Indian Filmmaker Onir Talks About 'My Brother Nikhil' Breaking Stigma of HIV/AIDS
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
Apart from entertainment, cinema is also a great tool to spread awareness about sensitive subjects. And Indian Filmmaker Onir did just that with his iconic Bollywood movie "My Brother Nikhil" (2005), which created a movement and triggered conversations about HIV/AIDS and same-sex relationships across the globe.
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Sudan to pull out of Israel deal if US fails to pass terror delisting: Report
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-01
Sudan to pull out of Israel deal if US fails to pass terror delisting: Report | Conditional on its removal from US's terror sponsors list, Sudan agreed last month to normalise ties with Israel. Now the future of the diplomatic deal hangs on Congress | MEE staff | Tue, 12/01/2020 – 18: 12 | Side-by-side images of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok (AFP/File photos) | Sudan h…
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4. Congressional Investments and Conflicts of Interest
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-12-01
In January 2020 the Center for Public Integrity and Vox reported that the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which granted corporations a 14 percent reduction in taxes, also helped…
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Berlin warns against 'rash actions' in Afghanistan, says further troop withdrawal must be linked with peace talks
rt.com | 2020-12-01
The German foreign minister has called on the NATO alliance to carefully consider the impact that further troop withdrawals from Afghanistan would have on the peace process, warning against reckless actions. | Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday that North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members must be cautious not to jeopardize the peace process in Afghanistan by withdrawing troops prematurely. | "As NATO partners, we want to ensure that we tie further troop reductions in Afghanistan to clear conditions," he said. | Maas was speaking ahead of a virtual meeting with his NATO colleagues in which tr…
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'I'm Just Gonna Sleep': Golden Retriever Puppy Naps, Ignoring Mischievous Siblings
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
It is often said that siblings can be the most irritating creatures on Earth. They might love you and everything, but won't let you be at peace or rest.
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U.S. extradition plot targets peace in Colombia
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2020-12-01
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Senate GOP COVID Relief Proposal is a Cruel Joke
commondreams.org | 2020-12-01
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US Lawmakers Introduce $908Bln Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Bill – Senator
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – A bipartisan group of US lawmakers pushed on Tuesday for quick congressional approval of a COVID-19 fiscal relief of just over $900 billion, criticizing legislators for going on a break when the nation was in the midst of financial stress caused by the pandemic.
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US Lawmakers Introduce $908Bln Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Bill – Senator
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – A bipartisan group of US lawmakers pushed on Tuesday for quick congressional approval of a COVID-19 fiscal relief of just over $900 billion, criticizing legislators for going on a break when the nation was in the midst of financial stress caused by the pandemic.
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Tens of thousands of Indian farmers set up camp outside Delhi against Modi govt.'s pro-corporate laws
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-01
Indian farmers have gathered outside the capital New Delhi in huge numbers demanding the withdrawal of the three laws. Their stand has forced the government to call for early talks…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/01/tens-of-t…

Millions of Workers on Strike Amid Friedrich Engels' 200th Birthday
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
The assassination of top Iranian scientist sparks outrage; Millions of workers on strike in India…
sputniknews.com/radio_by_any_means/20201…

#19. Antibiotic Abuse: Pharmaceutical Profiteering Accelerates Superbugs
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-12-01
Pharmaceutical giants Abbott and Sun Pharma are providing dangerous amounts of antibiotics to unlicensed doctors in India and incentivizing them to overprescribe. In August 2019 the Bureau of Investigative Journalism…
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Tens of thousands of Indian farmers set up camp outside Delhi against Modi govt.'s pro-corporate laws
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-01
Indian farmers have gathered outside the capital New Delhi in huge numbers demanding the withdrawal of the three laws. Their stand has forced the government to call for early talks…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/01/tens-of-t…

Ecuador: Mayors Took to the Streets to Reject Budget Cuts
telesurenglish.net | 2020-12-01
At least 80 mayors from several cities of Ecuador peacefully gathered in the capital Quito on Tuesday to demand President Lenin Moreno observe the agreements on Budget plans between the municipalities and the national government. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Union for Hope Awaits Decision to Contest Elections | The mobilization was called by the Association of Municipalities of Ecuador (AME), which claimed the Executive branch has not respected the agreements with the town halls by cutt…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ecuador-Mayors-T…

U.S. extradition plot targets peace in Colombia
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2020-12-01
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U.S. Centrism: The Radical Betrayal of Global Solidarity
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-01
"… Somebody must say to America, America if you have contempt for life, if you exploit human beings by seeing them as less than human, if you will treat human beings as a means to an end, you thingafy those …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-centrism-radical-betrayal-global-solidarity/5730866

Sudan to pull out of Israel deal if US fails to pass terror delisting: Report
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-01
Sudan to pull out of Israel deal if US fails to pass terror delisting: Report | Conditional on its removal from US's terror sponsors list, Sudan agreed last month to normalise ties with Israel. Now the future of the diplomatic deal hangs on Congress | MEE staff | Tue, 12/01/2020 – 18: 12 | Side-by-side images of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok (AFP/File photos) | Sudan h…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/sudan-israel-…

#19. Antibiotic Abuse: Pharmaceutical Profiteering Accelerates Superbugs
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-12-01
Pharmaceutical giants Abbott and Sun Pharma are providing dangerous amounts of antibiotics to unlicensed doctors in India and incentivizing them to overprescribe. In August 2019 the Bureau of Investigative Journalism…
projectcensored.org/19-antibiotic-abuse-…

US Senate Republicans Urge Democrats to Swiftly Adopt Consensus COVID-19 Relief Package
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Republicans in the US Senate on Tuesday called on fellow Democrats to adopt coronavirus relief measures they can agree on before the year ends.
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INTERVIEW: Economic and Social Council 'vital to promote global peace and global cooperation'
news.un.org | 2020-12-01
Munir Akram wears two hats. He is Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN and was elected on 23 July as the 76th President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); one of the three main bodies that provide the backbone of the United Nations.
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