Daily Archives: November 4, 2020

2020-11-04: News Headlines

news.un (2020-11-04). UN Police 'vital' across spectrum of peacekeeping, Security Council hears. news.un.org The Security Council on Wednesday was briefed on the "vital role" UN Police play across the whole spectrum of the world body's work, from "conflict prevention to peacekeeping to peacebuilding".

WSWS repost (2020-11-04). Google admits to censoring the World Socialist Web Site. indybay.org In an extraordinary public admission, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated during congressional testimony on October 28 that the online search giant has been censoring content from the World Socialist Web Site.

Editor (2020-11-04). How Will the U.S. Election Change the Mideast? scheerpost.com By Juan Cole / Informed Comment If Joe Biden wins the presidency and the Democrats sweep to power in both houses of Congress, it will have a huge impact on domestic policies, on everything from health care to workers' rights to green energy. But the impact on foreign policy would be equally significant. The biggest foreign loser in such a sea change will be Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is a country… |

Gloria Rubac (2020-11-04). Indigenous nations in Oklahoma win Supreme Court ruling. workers.org A surprisingly progressive Supreme Court decision found that over one-third of Oklahoma still falls into "Indian Country" under federal law for the Muscogee Creek Tribe and other Oklahoma tribes. The court ruled July 9 in McGirt v. Oklahoma that under treaties dating back two centuries, much of eastern Oklahoma is . . . |

Ali Harb (2020-11-04). US elections 2020: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar win re-election. middleeasteye.net US elections 2020: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar win re-election | Tlaib says Covid-19 relief will be her top priority during second term in Congress and vows to continue pushing for Palestinian human rights | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 04: 13 | The Republican opponents of Tlaib and Omar had raised staggering amounts of money despite the non-competitive nature of races (AFP/File photo) | Muslim-American Congresswomen Rashi…

Umar A Farooq (2020-11-04). US elections 2020: Anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist wins seat in Congress. middleeasteye.net US elections 2020: Anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist wins seat in Congress | Marjorie Taylor Greene becomes first official to serve in US Congress who openly supports QAnon far-right conspiracy | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 17: 56 | FBI labelled QAnon a domestic terror threat in 2019 (Reuters/File photo) | Anti-Muslim candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene is the first supporter of the far-right QAnon conspiracy the…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-04). Children among civilians killed in government air strikes on Syria's Idlib province. middleeasteye.net Children among civilians killed in government air strikes on Syria's Idlib province | According to war monitor, at least seven civilians, including four children, killed as opposition forces attempt to hold last remaining territories | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 13: 53 | Damage caused by heavy shelling by Syrian government forces on the industrial area in the rebel-held northwestern Syrian city of…

Staff (2020-11-04). McConnell Elicits Outrage by Invoking MLK in His Reelection Acceptance Speech. truthout.org Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won reelection to his office on Tuesday night, with voters in Kentucky sending him back to Washington for a record-setting seventh term. | During his acceptance speech, which he gave shortly after polls in his home state closed on Tuesday nig…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-04). While World Awaits Presidential Result, Progressive 'Squad' Expands in the House. commondreams.org The four congresswomen are joined by Jamaal Bowman and Mondaire Jones, both of New York, along with Missouri's Cori Bush and Marie Newman in Illinois. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Joshua Cho (2020-11-04). Corporate media reverse reality by blaming BLM protesters for everything. nationofchange.org Corporate media reports were quick to blame BLM for initiating violence, portraying them as senseless rioters in an otherwise peaceful and tranquil society.

Wollman Productions (2020-11-04). Video: The Plot Against the President. globalresearch.ca In the 2020 documentary film, The Plot Against the President, filmmaker Amanda Milius examines the conspiracy to sabotage President Donald Trump. | "The true story of how Congressman Devin Nunes uncovered the operation to bring down the President of the …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-03). US Elections: The essential numbers. peoplesdispatch.org The US elections that are being held today are not only about who becomes the next president but who also controls the Houses of Congress. Equally significant is the question of whether results will come out on time. We look at the key numbers in question. | To understand the basic issues in this election, we talked to Ben Becker of BreakThrough News. Do watch the interview at www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeVIbT4KcEU

Global Research News (2020-11-03). Selected Articles: The Second Wave: Testing, Testing, "Covid is on the Rise" globalresearch.ca By Peter Koenig and Prof. Michel…

_____ (2020-11-03). 'The Coming War On China' — Watch John Pilger's Powerfully Relevant Documentary. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | "The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may well be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable," Pilger says in his 2016 documentary The Coming War on China, which "In a few years China has become the world's second-biggest economic power," Pilger's introduction continues. "The United States is the world's biggest military power, with bases and missiles and ships covering ever…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-11-03). Relations Between Mexico and India Are on the Rise. asia-pacificresearch.com

Philip Giraldi (2020-11-03). Israel Wins U.S. Election. globalresearch.ca The U.S. election will end today, more or less, and we Americans will suffer another four years of putting up with serial nonsense out of a White House and Congress that couldn't care less about us no matter who is …

MEE and agencies (2020-11-03). Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: Russia says will consider Iran's proposal to end fighting. middleeasteye.net Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: Russia says will consider Iran's proposal to end fighting | Tehran has offered to take a leading role in negotiations to establish peace in Nagorno-Karabakh region | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 14: 08 | Reservists keep watch in the Shusha region on 31 October 2020, amid the ongoing military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh. (AFP) | Russia is co…

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-11-03). How India's Modi is changing laws to help imperialists dominate the country's agriculture. mronline.org The fact that the Center made unilateral and fundamental changes in agricultural marketing arrangements that fall within the State List of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution was a blow against federalism.

The Global Research Team (2020-11-03). Global Research: Standing Together Against Lies, Corruption and Injustice. globalresearch.ca Global Research strives for peace. We act as a global platform allowing the voices of dissent, protest, on-the-ground reporters, scientists, doctors and academics to be heard and disseminated internationally. We need to stand together to continuously fight back against corrupt …

Michael K. Smith (2020-11-03). Tactile Masculinity vs. Toxic Masculinity: The Case of Joe Biden. dissidentvoice.org A week before Christmas in 1972 Joe Biden's first wife Neilia and their 13-month old daughter were killed by a tractor trailer that crashed into her car as she pulled away from a stop sign. The couple's two sons were also injured in the accident. Recently elected to the Senate from Delaware, Biden wasn't one …

teleSUR (2020-11-03). Chile: Lower Chamber Debates a Claim Against Interior Minister. telesurenglish.net Chile's Congress is set to debate on Tuesday a constitutional claim presented by a group of opposition lawmakers against the Interior Minister Victor Perez for his responsibility regarding police brutality against demonstrators. | RELATED: | The constitutional claim was admmitted by the Lower Chamber, after a policeman pushed a 16-year-old man from a bridge into the Mapocho River during the protests that took place in Santiago to su…

Leonard C. Goodman (2020-11-03). The scary truth is many senate Dems share the same corporate agenda as Amy Coney Barrett. nationofchange.org She's exactly the kind of judge corporate donors support.

CFJPIME (2020-11-03). Canadian Organizations: Maintain Support for Palestinian Self-Determination at UN. globalresearch.ca As the UN General Assembly gears up for a series of votes on 16 annual resolutions in support of Palestinian human rights, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) and the Coalition of Canadian Palestinian Organizations (CCPO) …

_____ (2020-11-03). Sacha Baron Cohen, Propagandist. strategic-culture.org Ayman Abu Aita is a family man. For years, he was a grocer by trade, running his shop in Bethlehem while serving on the board of the Holy Land Trust, a nonprofit group working for peaceful reconciliation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Like many Palestinians, he is a Christian, a practicing member of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Prof. Richard Hardigan (2020-11-03). Shameful Treatment of Refugees on Greek Island: A Snapshot. globalresearch.ca On Sunday, October 11, Mohammad was lying on the road, holding his foot and screaming in pain. "You treat us worse than dogs!" he shouted at the hospital. A twenty-year-old refugee from the province of Homs in Syria he, like …

sputniknews (2020-11-03). Canada Ready to Help Its Citizens in US in Case of Post-Election Unrest, Deputy PM Freeland Says. sputniknews.com As the US holds its 2020 presidential and congressional election on Tuesday, in which Republican President Donald Trump faces off against Democratic presidential candidate and former US vice president, Joe Biden, some expect social unrest in the aftermath of the vote. Precautionary measures have been taken in many areas of the country.

Chris Cole (2020-11-03). Announcing a New Initiative: UK Drone Watch. globalresearch.ca Since 2010, Drone Wars UK has been shining a spotlight on the military's use of drones and the impact on peace and security around the globe. Now, both in the US and in Europe, large military-grade drones which fly 'beyond …

news.un (2020-11-03). Nigerians need justice, UN rights experts say, in call for inquiry into protestor killings. news.un.org The Nigerian Government must establish a credible, independent inquiry into the recent killing of at least 12 peaceful protestors by soldiers, a group of independent UN human rights experts said on Tuesday, as demonstrations against a discredited police unit continue across the country.

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-11-02). Amid increased violence, Colombians mobilize in defense of life and peace. peoplesdispatch.org Mobilizations to demand an end to escalating violence in Colombia against social movements and political activists have intensified in recent days. Social movements have converged in the Cauca department as part of a Humanitarian Caravan, while ex-combatants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), today part of the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force party, have been marching in the Pilgrimage for Life and Peace. Organizations are demanding that the government take measures to stop the increase in violence and protect the life and integrity of citizens. | Humanitarian Caravan for Life and Def…

Sheren Khalel (2020-11-02). US elections 2020: A Middle East policy breakdown of five battleground Senate races. middleeasteye.net US elections 2020: A Middle East policy breakdown of five battleground Senate races | Middle East Eye takes a look at key Senate races and what voters can expect from each candidate when it comes to the region | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 22: 46 | Democrats, who control the House, hope to win four additional seats on Tuesday in order to seize the majority in the Senate (AFP/File photo) | Six years after the…

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-02). No Letup in US War on Iran by Other Means Ahead. globalresearch.ca On all things Iran under both right wings of the US war party, transforming the country into a subservient vassal state is a high priority. | Regardless of whether Republicans or Dems control the White House and/or Congress, things won't change …

Collier Freedom Movement (2020-11-02). Monday 11/2: America Is On The Ballot: Indian Country Unites to Vote. indybay.org Online event…

Max Abrahms (2020-11-02). France at knifepoint as IS, Al-Qaeda incite new terrorist wave. thealtworld.com Current wave of terrorism in France is reminiscent of recent attacks when IS had caliphate in Syria and Iraq, says professor Max Abrahms | France is believed to be facing a new terrorist threat, similar to the attacks that hit the European country in 2015 and 2016. Some groups representing Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda exploit the outrage over controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. | In October, the country saw several attacks that pushed the government to raise the nationwide terror alert level to maximum. The new terror alert level comes just as France goes into a second national lockdown that…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-11-02). Turning White House Into a 'Fortress'? Federal Agents to Install 'Non-Scalable' Fence Just Before Election Day. commondreams.org "Does this feel like preparation for a peaceful transfer of power?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Heidi Shierholz (2020-11-02). Thanks to Mitch McConnell, 30 Million Workers Head Into Election Day Unnecessarily Hurting. commondreams.org It is both cruel and terrible economics that Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell adjourned the Senate last Tuesday with no COVID relief. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2020-11-02). Police Pepper-Spray Marchers Heading to the Polls in North Carolina. truthout.org Police in Alamance County in North Carolina pepper-sprayed a peaceful get-out-the-vote march Saturday, descending on the crowd after they stopped near a Confederate monument to kneel in honor of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis in May. Viral videos of the violent police action show officers in riot gear attacking the marchers, including young children and elderly people, who had intended to walk to a polling place on the last day of early voting in North Carolina. At least eight peop…

Uriel Araujo (2020-11-02). Chinese Presence in the Caribbean, New Global Power Encroaching on US Hegemony? globalresearch.ca Many analysts have been closely watching the growth of Chinese naval power and its increasing presence across both the Indian and Pacific oceans, collectively known as the …

news.un (2020-11-02). Member States urged to step up funding for UN peacebuilding initiatives. news.un.org As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its relentless global assault, the UN Secretary-General has urged countries not to let up on their support for peace efforts in conflict-affected countries.

sputniknews (2020-11-01). Cuteness Overload: Bunch of Adorable Kittens Chill on the Floor. sputniknews.com Everybody knows that cats are awesome companions and they can bring peace and happiness to their human friends, showing how cool it is to do nothing – with all of their feline experience.