Daily Archives: November 10, 2020

2020-11-10: News Headlines

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

teleSUR (2020-11-10). Peru: Dozens of People Protest Against Vizcarra's Dismissal. telesurenglish.net Dozens of Peruvians Monday demonstrated spontaneously in the streets of Lima and from their homes against the decision of Congress to remove President Martin Vizcarra. | RELATED: | Protests began after the congressional session that took place on Monday, and they continue this Tuesday over the interim president's inauguration. | On Monday, a group of young people marched through the streets near Parliament with signs that…

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-11-10). India's move toward a de facto unitary state. peoplesdispatch.org India is being pushed toward a de facto unitary state, with States being kept totally out of the loop in decision-making, as seen in the new agricultural laws, goods and services tax compensation, Jammu and Kashmir bifurcation and new National Education Policy.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-10). Peruvian Congress impeaches President Martín Vizcarra; progressive forces call it a coup. peoplesdispatch.org The Peruvian Congress impeached Martín Vizcarra on a charges of corruption from his time as governor in 2011-2014. These charges have not been proven yet. Thousands have taken to the streets against the impeachment, calling it an attack on democracy…

news.un (2020-11-10). ICC Prosecutor calls for Libya ceasefire progress, decries 'powerful forces' hampering global justice. news.un.org The Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is urging Libya's warring parties to implement their recent historic ceasefire agreement, calling it a "welcome concrete development" for a population that has been yearning for peace.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Protests in Armenian Parliament. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Armenian protesters, angery with the Nagorno-Karabakh peace agreement, showed their dissatisfaction via entering state places, including the building of the Prime Minister and Parliament.

Julia Conley (2020-11-10). Biden urged to be #climatepresident by taking these 10 'game-changing' steps in first 10 days in office. nationofchange.org "Don't let anyone tell you that Biden's hands are tied on climate action without the Senate."

The Lawyers' Committee for 9-11 Inquiry, Inc. (2020-11-10). Petition to Congress to initiate a Congressional Investigation into the 2001 Anthrax Attacks. globalresearch.ca The Lawyers' Committee for 9/11 Inquiry has recently petitioned Congress to reopen the 2001 anthrax investigations.. All 435 House of Representatives and 100 United States Senators received the Executive Summary and links to the Petition and Exhibits you are receiving. …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Iran sees lasting security only via coop with its neighbors. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran sees lasting security as possible only through cooperation, partnership, and peace with its neighbors.

_____ (2020-11-10). Shahid Buttar: The Crisis Is Constitutional. popularresistance.org The presidential election has been called for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I speak with Constitutional lawyer and activist Shahid Buttar about what that means for our work on issues of social justice, his campaign to challenge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her congressional seat, and critical issues of the day such as the media, democracy, militarization and mass surveillance. Buttar points out that the crises we face are more than political. The United States is in a Constitutional crisis and legislators such as California's Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein are at the helm.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). VIDEO: Arrival of Russian military forces to Nagorno-Karabakh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Following the agreement of Armenia made with Russian Federation and Republic of Azerbaijan to end war over Nagorno-Karabakh region, Russian peacekeepers were deployed in region in accordance with one of clauses of agreement.

Staff (2020-11-09). Headlines for November 9, 2020. democracynow.org Joe Biden Elected 46th U.S. President as Pennsylvania Count Seals Victory, Kamala Harris Becomes First Woman, African American, Asian American Vice President, Trump Pursues Baseless Lawsuits as GOP Splits on Their Response to Election, Senate Control Hangs on Georgia Runoffs, Most World Leaders Congratulate Biden and Harris; Brazil, Russia, Mexico and China Hold Off, Biden Unveils Coronavirus Task Force as U.S. Cases Hit 10 Million, with Over 237,000 Recorded Deaths, WH Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and at Least 5 Others Test Positive for COVID-19, ACLU Files Suit over Gov't Handling of Pandemic in Immigrant Jails…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-09). Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca take office in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org Luis Arce of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) was sworn in as the president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia on November 8. The same day, David Choquehuanca also took office as the vice president of the Latin American country. Their inauguration marked the return of democracy in Bolivia almost a year after the coup d'état of November 2019. The The president of the senate, Andrónico Rodrígue…

RT (2020-11-09). War over? Armenia's Pashinyan says signed declaration with Russia's Putin & Azerbaijan's Aliyev to END Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. rt.com Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has announced a peace deal with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, which has been mediated by Russia. The content of the arrangement is "unbelievably painful" and "not a victory," he said. | Pashinyan said he personally made the "very difficult" decision, on Monday evening, as a result of the current military situation, believing it to be the best compromise on offer, under the circumstances. | "I kneel before all our victims, I bow to all our soldiers, fighters, generals and volunteers, who have protected their homeland with their lives. They have saved Artsakh," Pashiny…

sputniknews (2020-11-09). Peacekeepers to Be Deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh, Putin Says. sputniknews.com The statement on terminating the war in Karabakh on 10 November was signed earlier by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Russia, and the Armenian prime minister, the Kremlin confirmed.

news.un (2020-11-09). Following peace deal, talks on Libya's political future begin. news.un.org Talks to draw up a blueprint for a new political era in Libya began in Tunisia on Monday, following a peace deal struck by Libya's warring sides last month.

oneworld.press (2020-11-09). The World Shouldn't Ignore The Developing War In Ethiopia. oneworld.press Unless the international community intervenes to pressure Abiy Ahmed to seek a negotiated settlement, I have no doubt that the war is going to be a bitter one the likes of which the world witnessed in Syria recently and the Lebanese civil war back in the 1980s.

Steven Sahiounie (2020-11-09). Lebanon Economy is Sinking and Pulling Syria Down with Them. globalresearch.ca

Nicolas J S Davies (2020-11-09). Will the Biden Administration be Warmongers or Peacemakers? progressive.org Biden's cabinet appointments will be an early test of his promise to make diplomacy the premier tool of American foreign policy.

_____ (2020-11-09). The Bush/Cheney Administration Was Far Worse Than Trump. popularresistance.org That the liberal belief in and fear of a Trump-led fascist dictatorship and violent coup is actually a fantasy — a longing, a desire, a craving — has long been obvious. | The Democrats' own actions proved that they never believed their own melodramatic and self-glorifying rhetoric about Trump as The New Hitler — from their leaders joining with the GOP to increase The Fascist Dictator's domestic spying powers and military spending to their (correct) belief that the way to oust The Neo-Nazi Tyrant was through a peaceful and lawfully conducted democratic election in which vote totals and, if necess…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-09). 'Exactly What We Want to See': Overhaul Expected to Strengthen Power of Congressional Progressive Caucus. commondreams.org These "really crucial changes," said one advocate, "are setting the Congressional Progressive Caucus up to be the power brokers everyone needs them to be if Congress is going to deliver on literally any issue." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

sputniknews (2020-11-09). Russian Peacekeepers Departing for Karabakh By Il-76 Aircraft, Russian Defence Ministry Says. sputniknews.com According to the Russian military, the Russian observation posts will be set up along the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh, along the Lachin corridor.

teleSUR (2020-11-09). Peru: Congress Votes on President Vizcarra's Removal. telesurenglish.net Peru's Congress Monday will debate and vote on the second request to remove President Martin Vizcarra from office due to a new corruption scandal. | RELATED: | At 9h00 local time, the Congress will begin the plenary session in the Legislative Palace, in Lima. It is not known whether the head of state will attend to exercise his defense or appoint a lawyer, as happened last September. | For the vacancy motion promoted by Union for…

Matt Sedlar (2020-11-09). Congressional Letter to FBI Director Wray on the need to Protect Voters and the Franchise in the 2020 Election. cepr.net November 2, 2020 The Honorable Christopher Wray Director Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001 Dear Director Wray, We write as members of the House of Representatives because of our oversight responsibilities to ensure that the enforcement of the laws of this country protect our free and fair elections. Tens …

news.un (2020-11-09). Cote d'Ivoire: 'Tone down the hateful rhetoric', find peaceful solutions — UN rights chief. news.un.org Continuing violence in the wake of elections in Cote d'Ivoire's presidential elections held on 31 October, prompted the UN human rights chief on Monday to call for a peaceful solution, saying it was in "nobody's interests to fuel the threat of increasing political instability".

teleSUR (2020-11-09). Congress Votes to Impeach Peru's President Martin Vizcarra. telesurenglish.net A Plenary of Congress approved the second motion for presidential vacancy due to permanent moral incapacity against President Martin Vizcarra. | By 105 votes in favor, 19 against, and 12 abstentions, the national representation decided to support the motion presented by the Union for Peru bench against President Martín Vizcarra. | RELATED: | The second request for dismissal was promoted in Congress by the "moral incapacity" of the Presid…

sputniknews (2020-11-09). India's Anti-Trust Regulator to Probe Google on Misuse of Position to Promote Its Payment App. sputniknews.com In 2018, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposed a fine of $18 million on Google for abuse of its dominant position in the market. It is also looking at cases pertaining to dominance with Android TVs and smartphones by the search engine.

_____ (2020-11-08). Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobless People Are Being Asked To Repay Benefits. popularresistance.org Ahmad Ghabboun broke into a sweat. It was a late night in August and he had just discovered an unexpected $14,990 debt posted to the online portal he uses to access his account with Washington state's unemployment agency. Since May, he had been receiving payments every week through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, newly established by Congress to support freelancers like him. The benefits replaced the paycheck he could no longer earn after the pandemic had grounded his work delivering packages for Amazon Flex and driving the occasional shift for Uber.

The Canary (2020-11-08). Indian capital struggles with surge in coronavirus cases. thecanary.co India has reported 45,674 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, with the capital coping with a sharp surge of nearly 7,000 cases a day this week.India's tally of confirmed cases — currently the second largest in the world behind the United States — has exceeded 8.5 million.The Health Ministry also reported 559 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities to 126,121.Coronavirus testing in New Delhi (Manish Swarup/AP)India has seen an overall steady dip in new cases after touching nearly 100,000 a day in mid-September.However, the tally in New Delhi continues to hover around 7,000 a d…

Ragip Soylu (2020-11-08). EXCLUSIVE: Azerbaijan, Armenia 'near ceasefire deal' on Nagorno-Karabakh. middleeasteye.net EXCLUSIVE: Azerbaijan, Armenia 'near ceasefire deal' on Nagorno-Karabakh | Draft deal forces Armenia to withdraw from some areas amid the deployment of a Turkish and Russian peacekeeping force, Turkish sources tell MEE | Sun, 11/08/2020 – 10: 12 | An Armenian soldier fires artillery during the ongoing fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces (AFP) | Azerbaijan and Armenia are close to striking a…

Alan MacLeod (2020-11-08). Media silence marks ongoing OPCW cover-up of Syria chemical weapons scandal. mronline.org "Clearly the U.S. and its allies do not want transparency and open debate about the OPCW Douma investigation, and one can only conclude that this is the case because they know full well that their claims cannot be substantiated. Smears and censorship are the only tactics they have left." — Propaganda Expert Piers Robinson…

F. William Engdahl (2020-11-08). Will the Turkish Economy Kill Erdogan's New Ottoman Empire? globalresearch.ca Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey in the past two years has engaged in a remarkable series of active geopolitical foreign interventions from Syria to Libya to Cyprus and most recently on the side of Azerbaijan in the territory conflict with …

South Front (2020-11-08). Video: Fate of Armenian-Azerbaijani War Is Being Decided in Battle of Shusha. globalresearch.ca Azerbaijani troops and Turkish-backed Syrian militants continue storming the town of Shusha, located just south of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic capital, Stepanakert. During the past 24 hours, infantry of the Turkish-Azerbaijani bloc under cover of intense artillery and drone strikes captured …

Israel Shahak (2020-11-08). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

_____ (2020-11-08). We Were All Wrong About Trump. Even the Mooch. What? Doesn't Anyone Believe in Come-Backs? strategic-culture.org We shouldn't be asking ourselves what just happened. We shouldn't be asking ourselves what now for Donald Trump. What we should be mulling over is what happens to the brand which was pipped at the finish line. What we have learnt, and I dare say Trump himself learnt, in three days in early November is that Trumpism itself is alive and well. In fact, it is positively thriving. And so, 2024 should be a date etched in our memories as Joe Biden takes on one of the toughest presidencies to date and tries to undo the madness of Donald Trump, both in the Far East (China), the Middle East (Iran, Lebanon, Syria and even A…

Peace and Freedom Party, Alameda County (2020-11-08). Saturday 11/7: Suds, Snacks & Socialism…BYO Proud Boys Standing By: How Does the Left Step Forward? indybay.org tinyurl.com/SudSnacksStandingBy

Dan Corjescu (2020-11-07). War, Peace, Wealth, and Recognition. dissidentvoice.org Is the world making more love than war these days? And if so why? It's a question that three great contemporary intellectuals have either indirectly or directly wrestled with in their life's work. The first of our intellectuals is Francis Fukuyama. In his celebrated debut book The End of History and The Last Man, Fukuyama …

Aarathi Prasad (2020-11-07). [Perspectives] Roopa Dhatt: advancing gender equality in global health leadership. thelancet.com When Roopa Dhatt was 9 years old, she went into septic shock as a result of appendicitis. Her grandparents rushed her to a local hospital in India. Far from her home in the USA and apart from her émigré parents, who could not afford to join her, the experience is etched in Dhatt's memory. "In the early 1990s", she says, "the health system infrastructure [in India] was so weak, and so under-resourced, I was really fortunate that there was a paediatric surgeon in the city I was in, who was able to operate safely".

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Terror attacks not to affect Afghans' will for building peace. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — The Iranian Parliament Speaker condemned the terrorist attack at Kabul University, noting that the path of building a peaceful Afghanistan will continue.

WSWS (2020-11-07). Indian Stalinists use Bihar elections to deepen their alliance with big-business Congress Party. wsws.org Under conditions of mounting social opposition, the Stalinists are doubling down on their efforts to harness the working class to the Congress and other right-wing parties.

_____ (2020-11-07). Celebrate Armistice Day — Wage Peace With Renewed Energy! popularresistance.org November 11 is Armistice Day, marking the 1918 armistice that ended the First World War, on the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month." Horrified by the industrial slaughter of millions of soldiers and civilians, the people of the U.S. and the world initiated campaigns to outlaw war once and for all. In 1928 the U.S. Secretary of State and the French Foreign Minister were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for co-sponsoring the Kellogg-Briand Pact, which declared war-making illegal and called upon nations to settle their differences by peaceful means.

Vijay Prashad (2020-11-06). Wage war against the philosophy of war. mronline.org In 1965, as India and Pakistan slipped into another war, Sahir Ludhianvi, one of the great Urdu poets of his generation, wrote a poem called Ai Sharif Insano ('O Nobel Souls').

news.un (2020-11-06). UN chief calls for 'peaceful, orderly and credible' elections in Myanmar. news.un.org Ahead of elections in Myanmar on 8 November, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has stated his hope that the vote would help advance "inclusive sustainable development" across the country.