Daily Archives: November 11, 2020

2020-11-11: News Headlines

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 …

United American Indians of New England (2020-11-11). Thursday 11/26: 50th Anniversary National Day of Mourning w/ Indigenous Leaders at Plymouth, MA. indybay.org Online via livestream from Plymouth, MA…

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.

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…

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, …

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.

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.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Iran proposes creation of intl. fund for Syria reconstruction. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — In the Intl. Conference on the Return of Syrian Refugees, Iran proposed the establishment of an international fund for the reconstruction of Syria.

_____ (2020-11-11). Regime-Change Mission in Ethiopia by Nobel Peace Laureate. strategic-culture.org "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 violence is…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). 'Indian equipment for Chabahar development to arrive by Mar.'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — In an interview with Mehrnews, PMO Head Mohammad Rastad informed that the 1st consignment of the Indian equipment for the development of Chabahar Port will arrive in Iran by March 2021.

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.

WSWS (2020-11-10). COVID-19 pandemic creating a social disaster in India. wsws.org Contrary to Modi's lies, a humanitarian crisis is being generated in the world's second most populous country.

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…

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 …

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-10). CodePink Defends Georgia Senate Candidate Raphael Warnock After GOP Opponent's 'Anti-Semitism' Smear. commondreams.org "Denouncing Israeli occupation is NOT anti-Semitic," the women-led peace group stressed after Sen. Kelly Loeffler attacked her Democratic challenger over a 2019 letter. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-11-10). CODEPINK Condemns False Accusations of Antisemitism Against GA Senate Candidate Rev. Warnock. commondreams.org ______________________________…

_____ (2020-11-10). Bolivia: Parliament's Committee Seeks To Prosecute Jeanine Añez. popularresistance.org Bolivia – The ministers of foreign affairs, defense, interior, and justice could also be subject to criminal proceedings. | A special committee of the Bolivian Parliament on Monday recommended starting trials against the leader of the coup-born regime Jeanine Añez and some ministers for the massacres of Sacaba and Senkata that took place in 2019. | The final report of this committee was referred to the National Congress, where it must be approved by two-thirds of its members for it to enter into force.

RT (2020-11-10). Displaced Syrians settle in ancient Roman ruin instead of 'overcrowded' refugee camps amid Covid-19 pandemic (PHOTOS). rt.com In a bid to avoid overcrowded refugee camps a family of refugees in Syria has set up home in the ruins of a Roman temple of the ancient settlement of Baquirha in the north of the war-torn country. | Abdelaziz al-Hassan, his wife and three children fled their home in Idlib last winter after a series of attacks on the city. | They now live in a tent village, pitched at the second-century temple of the ancient local god Baal, also called 'Zeus' in Greek mythology. "I chose this place because it provides peace of mind, far from overcrowded places and those riddled with disease," al-Hassan told the AFP news agency,…

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…

RT (2020-11-10). 'Safer world?' Stoltenberg calls on international community to get rid of nukes, says NATO members should keep theirs for now. rt.com The world should "urgently pursue nuclear disarmament," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said, while calling nukes a pillar of international peace and arguing it is not the time for the Alliance to forgo its arsenal. | The international community needs to bolster its efforts aimed at getting rid of nuclear weapons in the world, the secretary general said on Tuesday, at NATO's annual Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) conference in Romania. | "Our ultimate goal is a world free of nuclear weapons", he

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

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…

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…

RT (2020-11-10). Nagorno-Karabakh peace: Battlefield victory for Azerbaijan, diplomatic win for Russia; Armenia saved from catastrophic defeat. rt.com The Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal amounts to a triumph of Russian diplomacy, miraculously turning a lose-lose mess into win-win. The key now will be to make it stick, as Armenia licks its wounds and a triumphant Azerbaijan gloats. | On Monday morning, things were not looking good for Russia's position in the southern Caucasus. For several weeks war had been raging between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the breakaway province of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia, like Russia, is a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, making it in effect Russia's ally. But Armenia was losing the war, and losing it badly.

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…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Power to be transited to next Trump administration: Pompeo. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — US Secretary of State said that Power will be peacefully transited to the second Trump administration.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-11-10). 'Naked Political Ploy': Outrage—and a Top DOJ Official Resigns—After Barr Memo Aims to Bolster Baseless Trump Fraud Allegations. commondreams.org AG William Barr, said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, "is a corrupt Trump henchman who should have been impeached months ago. If he cared one shred about our democracy, he'd be focused on the peaceful transition of power instead of doing the bidding of a wannabe dictator." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-11-10). Auto parts workers demand full disclosure as COVID-19 cases surge at Indiana Faurecia plant. wsws.org We demand that the company and the IBEW union make public all information, including dates and locations of cases, on the spread of the coronavirus in the plant.

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.

_____ (2020-11-10). After Bolivia, Never Again. popularresistance.org They said that the beasts and savages would never return to Bolivia, as they killed our brothers, persecuted and detained us and burned our houses and radio stations. But we have returned, peacefully, to recover our democratic patria [homeland] armed only with the conscience of the people." | So proclaimed former Bolivian leader Evo Morales on the day his comrade Luis Arce was sworn in as the country's president, having won a landslide election victory in October. Morales himself returned to Bolivia on Monday — nearly one year after he was forced to flee the country…

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.

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.

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.

sputniknews (2020-11-10). Nusra Terrorists Shell Syria's Idlib Deescalation Zone 33 Times. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group* (formerly known as the Nusra Front, banned in Russia) committed 33 shelling attacks in Syria's northern Idlib region over the past 24 hours, the deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Syrian Reconciliation said at a daily briefing on Tuesday.

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…

sputniknews (2020-11-10). Violent Protests Erupt in Peru's Lima After Congress Impeaches President Vizcarra – Videos. sputniknews.com Without waiting for the impeachment proceedings to start, Vizcarra decided to announce his resignation on Monday evening, as less than a year was left until his presidential term is over.

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."

_____ (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.

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.

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…

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…

Staff (2020-11-09). The End of Trump? Biden & Harris Claim Victory in Historic Election, Vowing to Heal Divided Nation. democracynow.org The Trump presidency is coming to an end. Former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to have won the election after pulling ahead in Pennsylvania, giving him more than the 270 electoral votes needed to become president. Biden's running mate Kamala Harris will make history as the first female vice president, as well as the first African American, Indian American and Asian American elected to the office. Although President Trump has so far refused to concede as his campaign files a slew of lawsuits challenging the results in several states, plans are already underway to shape the next administration and prepare f…

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…

_____ (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…

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…

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.

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.