Daily Archives: November 5, 2020

2020-11-05: News Headlines

South Front (2020-11-05). Video: Presence of Turkish-backed Syrian Militants in Nagorno-Karabakh Gives Armenia Additional Chances in War. globalresearch.ca The Azerbaijani Armed Forces and their allies continue to storm Armenian positions in the mountainous terrain near Shusha and the Lachin corridor in Nagorno-Karabakh. After making rapid advances, the Azerbaijani forces now appear to be stuck in a kind of …

Eds. (2020-11-05). Climate Crisis and Imperialism: The Unfair Demonization of the East. mronline.org Last week in the presidential debate, Donald Trump said "Look at China, how filthy it is. Look at Russia. Look at India. It's filthy. The air is filthy," when asked about his decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord.

WSWS repost (2020-11-05). 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.

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-11-05). Belarusian Protests Are Spilling over into Poland but Warsaw Is Beginning to Blame Russia. globalresearch.ca Polish leaders at all levels continue to speak with enthusiasm about the need to fully support "peaceful protests" in Belarus and to help them morally and financially. However, with widespread protests across Poland now, the same national leaders are angrily …

Jessica Corbett (2020-11-05). While World Awaits Presidential Result, Progressive 'Squad' Expands in the House. zcomm.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…

teleSUR (2020-11-05). 'New Peru' Leader Veronika Mendoza Will Run in 2021 Elections. telesurenglish.net The New Peru leader and former congresswoman Veronika Mendoza on Thursday officially announced her candidacy for the elections to take place in April 2021. | RELATED: | She made the announcement in the city of El Cusco on the occasion of the 240th anniversary of the beginning of the revolution undertaken by Tupac Amaru and Micaela Bastida. | She will run for Together for Peru and her Vice president posts will be a…

Khaled Iskef (2020-11-05). The Arab World and the US Elections. Who Will Succeed in Controlling the White House? globalresearch.ca The exit of the American forces from Iraq and Syria, finding a solution to the Palestinian issue and the Syrian and Libyan crisis and ending the war in Yemen is what the Arab World wants, in addition to ending the …

Andrew Corbley (2020-11-05). US Congress Tries to Restrict F-35 Sales to UAE for All the Wrong Reasons. globalresearch.ca Congressmen Eliot Engel (D-NY) and a number of his colleagues from both sides of the isle have introduced legislation into the House that would prohibit the sale of F-35 fighter jets to the UAE unless a long list of conditions …

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-11-05). Thank you, President Trump. thealtworld.com for accelerating the decline of the USA as a global power | For the past half-century or more, most administrations in Washington have taken action to change regimes that oppose US political or military hegemony and even to redraw national borders, whether by the military, political or economic means. The USA now seems to be getting a self-administered dose of its own medicine. Change is coming to America, in terms both of its national identity and domestic politics and its status as a global superpower. And it is changed for the worse. | The peaceful transfer of power after elections was the bedrock of the U…

news.un (2020-11-05). Bosnia and Herzegovina: Some politicians still ignore 'core European values' 25 years after peace deal. news.un.org Despite significant progress made in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the signing of a peace deal 25 years ago this month, some politicians continue to ignore "core European values" and even glorify war criminals, the international community's High Representative for the country told the Security Council on Thursday.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-05). Mass detention of health workers in India; union to continue fight. peoplesdispatch.org As many as 2,000 Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) were forcefully detained in the State of Andhra Pradesh on November 2. They were staging protests to demand the implementation of the National Health Mission guidelines…

_____ (2020-11-05). Wage War Against The Philosophy Of War. popularresistance.org In mid-October, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its World Economic Outlook report, which offered some dizzying data. For 2020, the IMF estimates that the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will decline by 4.4%, while in 2021 the global GDP will rise by 5.2%. Stagnation and decline will define the economic activity in both Europe and North America, as well as in large states such as Brazil and India. With a second wave of coronavirus infections in Europe and with the first wave not having been controlled in Brazil, India, and the United States, it appears that these IMF estimates might sink further…

_____ (2020-11-05). The US Inability To Count Votes Is A National Disgrace. popularresistance.org The richest and most powerful country on earth — whether due to ineptitude, choice or some combination of both — has no ability to perform the simple task of counting votes in a minimally efficient or confidence-inspiring manner. As a result, the credibility of the voting process is severely impaired, and any residual authority the U.S. claims to "spread" democracy to lucky recipients of its benevolence around the world is close to obliterated. | At 7: 30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, the day after the 2020 presidential elections, the results of the presidential race, as well as control of the Senate, are very…

teleSUR (2020-11-05). Colombia: Commitment Reached To Meet 2016 Peace Accords. telesurenglish.net Representatives from the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) announced on Wednesday that six commitments were reached with Colombian authorities in order to observe the fulfillment of the 2016 Peace Accord. | RELATED: | The announcement comes after several violations of the peace agreement voiced by former combatants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP) who have staged a march in Defense…

Dean Baker (2020-11-05). New York Times Feeds Us Pablum on Our Social Problems. zcomm.org The reason we don't have this world where the lowest paid workers get $48,000 a year is because of decisions made by our presidents and Congresses. We really don't need people like Levin trying to hide that fact…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-04). Mobilizations in Colombia intensify in defense of life and peace. peoplesdispatch.org In Colombia, mobilizations have intensified demanding an end to escalating violence against social movements and political activists. The objective of is to draw the national government's attention to the humanitarian crisis faced by Afro-descendant, Indigenous, human rights, peasant and social organizations. Meanwhile, ex-combatants of the FARC are demanding that the national government comply with the peace agreements signed between the former government and the FARC in Havana, Cuba, in 2016.

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 . . . |

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… |

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".

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…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-04). Spate of attacks against civilians in Afghanistan. peoplesdispatch.org Hours after a suicide attack in Kabul University left 20 students dead and dozens injured in six long hours of fighting on November 2, Monday, Afghan security forces killed another suicide car bomber near a military outpost in Kunduz's Imam Sahib on Tuesday. The ground situation in Afghanistan continues to remain volatile despite the ongoing intra-Afghan peace talks between the Taliban insurgents and the Afghan government in Doha. | In the attack inside Kabul University, one of the premier institutes of the country, at least three attackers stormed the campus premises and began firing indiscriminately near the la…

sputniknews (2020-11-04). Election 2020: Don't Dream It's Over. sputniknews.com On today's episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan discussed current events, including Republicans holding on to the Senate, Joe Biden leading in the polls, Philadelphia voter intimidation, and President Trump announcing legal action in Wisconsin vote counting.

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 …

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…

commondreams (2020-11-04). NARAL Pro-Choice America Celebrates Rep. Jared Golden's Victory in Maine's 2nd Congressional District. commondreams.org ______________________________…

_____ (2020-11-04). VIDEO: The Threat of Peace… Why America Needs War With Russia and How To Stop It. strategic-culture.org

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

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…

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 …

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

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

_____ (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.

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) …

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 …

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.

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…

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…

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 …

Staff (2020-11-02). "We Never Made It to the Polls": Police in North Carolina Pepper-Spray Voting March, Arresting Eight. democracynow.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 people were arrested, including march organizer Rev. Greg Drumwright, who says police gave the crowd of hundreds on…

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…

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…