2021-12-06: News Headlines

Lauren Smith (2021-12-06). Nicaragua's Evidence-Based Democracy Threatens U.S. Oppression Domestically and Abroad. covertactionmagazine.com Despite Washington's best effort to derail Nicaragua's electoral process through hybrid warfare, strong voter turnout resulted in a decisive victory …

Staff (2021-12-06). "Crisis of Accountability": Pentagon Reopens Probe of Syrian Airstrike That Killed Dozens of Civilians. democracynow.org Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered a new investigation into one of the deadliest U.S. airstrikes in recent years after the New York Times exposed an orchestrated cover-up by U.S. military officials to conceal the attack. The March 2019 airstrike killed dozens of women and children during a bombing of one of the last strongholds of the Islamic State of Syria. Evidence has shown that U.S. military officials spent two-and-a-half years covering up the attack by downplaying the death toll, delaying reports, and sanitizing and classifying evidence of civilian deaths. "This is not the case of one little mistake,…

WSWS (2021-12-06). With robust police escort, fascist paramilitary group stages Saturday night march on Lincoln Memorial. wsws.org In a disgusting spectacle, over a hundred fascists with the Patriot Front group, formerly Vanguard America, marched on the Lincoln Memorial while chanting fascist slogans as police provided protection.

Dakotah Lilly (2021-12-05). The Socialist Leader America Loves to Hate Wins Again. What now? orinocotribune.com By Dakotah Lilly — Nov 26, 2021 | Recent elections in Venezuela saw Nicolás Maduro's leftist ruling party win 20 out of 23 governorships. The US predictably cries foul, but I witnessed voting that was perfectly free and fair. | Western This smear is in direct contradict…

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2021-12-05: News Headlines

Dakotah Lilly (2021-12-05). The Socialist Leader America Loves to Hate Wins Again. What now? orinocotribune.com By Dakotah Lilly — Nov 26, 2021 | Recent elections in Venezuela saw Nicolás Maduro's leftist ruling party win 20 out of 23 governorships. The US predictably cries foul, but I witnessed voting that was perfectly free and fair. | Western This smear is in direct contradict…

Yves Engler (2021-12-04). Claims of Russian Interference in Ukraine Reek of Hypocrisy. dissidentvoice.org The Russians are up to no good and we must prepare to protect Ukraine. Moscow interferes in US and Canadian elections. That's what Washington, Ottawa and their media sycophants claim. But is this just another case of accusing others of doing the things you do? An age-old propaganda technique designed to deflect attention away from …

_____ (2021-12-04). An Obscure Agency Is Threatening To Hand Medicare Over To Wall Street. popularresistance.org In the face of massive support for Medicare for All and the failure of the U.S.'s for-profit health care system, the inevitable fall of the medical-industrial complex can be predicted, if not with precision, with certainty. Everyone is aware of the impending demise, none more so than those in charge of the for-profit health care system and their supporters in Congress, as evidenced by the frenetic activity at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to transfer the traditional Medicare program to the insurance industry as fast as humanly possible. Given this urgency, physicians representing Physicians…

scorinoco (2021-12-04). Xiomara Castro and the Rebirth of Honduras. orinocotribune.com By Ilka Oliva Corado — Nov 29, 2021 | The humiliations suffered by undocumented Central American migrants who try to cross Mexico to reach the United States, seeking to save themselves from the institutional violence of the narco-state, in the case of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, have hurt a lot. The famous northern triangle that is so much present here and there in discourses of politicians, in the discourse of transnational corporations that in exchange for a crumb that they throw from the rocking chair where they rock, placid and pompous; they take the entrails of the land that they are drying, be…

Wei-Guang Li, Bin Zhou (2021-12-04). [Correspondence] Enabling physical activity for people living with disabilities. thelancet.com We agree with Kathleen Martin Ginis and colleagues1 that theory-based interventions are needed to increase both the quantity and quality of physical activity participation of people living with disabilities (PLWD), and that investing and appropriately resourcing are necessary steps. To date, there has been no considerable progress in physical activity promotion at PLWD level. The distributional effect of broad environmental interventions2 should be given greater emphasis to increase the opportunities of achieving adequate levels of physical activity, thus contributing to increasing social equality for PLWD.

Janine Jackson (2021-12-04). Inflation Is Bad for Those Who Profit From Your Mortgage Debt and Student Loans. truthout.org Janine Jackson: A New York Times That framing is echoed and adumbrated everywhere…

United Health Professionals (2021-12-04). The Covid Outbreak: "Biggest Health Scam of the 21st Century." Report by 1500 Health Professionals. globalresearch.ca We say : STOP disproportionate measures to fight SARS-CoV-2 (lockdown, blocking the economy and education, social distancing, wearing of masks for all, etc.) because they are totally unjustified, are not based on any scientific evidence and violate the basic principles of evidence-based medicine.

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2021-12-04: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-12-04). Russian Foreign Ministry Statement on the Planned US 'Summit for Democracy'. orinocotribune.com In connection with the so called summit for democracy to be held on December 9-10 at the initiative of the US administration, we consider it necessary to make the following statement. | The organisers and enthusiasts behind this strange event claim to lead the world in advancing the cause of democracy and human rights. However, the track record and reputation of the United States, Great Britain, and the EU member states in terms of respecting democratic rights and freedoms at home, as well as in the international arena, are, to put it mildly, far from ideal. | The evidence suggests that the United States and its…

Yves Engler (2021-12-04). Claims of Russian Interference in Ukraine Reek of Hypocrisy. dissidentvoice.org The Russians are up to no good and we must prepare to protect Ukraine. Moscow interferes in US and Canadian elections. That's what Washington, Ottawa and their media sycophants claim. But is this just another case of accusing others of doing the things you do? An age-old propaganda technique designed to deflect attention away from …

sputniknews (2021-12-04). Israeli 'Pegasus' Spyware Used to Hack Phones of 11 US Diplomats – Reports. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Pegasus spyware developed by Israeli company NSO Group was used to hack the iPhones of 11 US diplomats in recent months, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing alerts from Apple to the impacted individuals.

_____ (2021-12-04). An Obscure Agency Is Threatening To Hand Medicare Over To Wall Street. popularresistance.org In the face of massive support for Medicare for All and the failure of the U.S.'s for-profit health care system, the inevitable fall of the medical-industrial complex can be predicted, if not with precision, with certainty. Everyone is aware of the impending demise, none more so than those in charge of the for-profit health care system and their supporters in Congress, as evidenced by the frenetic activity at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to transfer the traditional Medicare program to the insurance industry as fast as humanly possible. Given this urgency, physicians representing Physicians…

scorinoco (2021-12-04). Xiomara Castro and the Rebirth of Honduras. orinocotribune.com By Ilka Oliva Corado — Nov 29, 2021 | The humiliations suffered by undocumented Central American migrants who try to cross Mexico to reach the United States, seeking to save themselves from the institutional violence of the narco-state, in the case of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, have hurt a lot. The famous northern triangle that is so much present here and there in discourses of politicians, in the discourse of transnational corporations that in exchange for a crumb that they throw from the rocking chair where they rock, placid and pompous; they take the entrails of the land that they are drying, be…

Wei-Guang Li, Bin Zhou (2021-12-04). [Correspondence] Enabling physical activity for people living with disabilities. thelancet.com We agree with Kathleen Martin Ginis and colleagues1 that theory-based interventions are needed to increase both the quantity and quality of physical activity participation of people living with disabilities (PLWD), and that investing and appropriately resourcing are necessary steps. To date, there has been no considerable progress in physical activity promotion at PLWD level. The distributional effect of broad environmental interventions2 should be given greater emphasis to increase the opportunities of achieving adequate levels of physical activity, thus contributing to increasing social equality for PLWD.

Staff (2021-12-04). Twitter's new censorship policy backfires. rt.com A new policy on personal information has apparently backfired, with the platform claiming it had resulted in a large number of "malicious" and "coordinated" reports against users, some of whom were suspended by "accident." | Twitter spokesman Trenton Kennedy said a new rule barring "the misuse of media" such as photos and videos "to harass or intimidate private individuals" had led it to suspend accounts in error, the Washington Post reported on Friday night. | Read more | | The platform ha…

United Health Professionals (2021-12-04). The Covid Outbreak: "Biggest Health Scam of the 21st Century." Report by 1500 Health Professionals. globalresearch.ca We say : STOP disproportionate measures to fight SARS-CoV-2 (lockdown, blocking the economy and education, social distancing, wearing of masks for all, etc.) because they are totally unjustified, are not based on any scientific evidence and violate the basic principles of evidence-based medicine.

Juan Cole (2021-12-04). Urgent UN Action needed on Yemen Atrocities to end "Pandemic of Impunity" juancole.com Human rights Watch — (New York) — The United Nations General Assembly should act swiftly to establish an investigative mechanism to gather and preserve evidence of serious human rights abuses and violations of the laws of war in Yemen, a coalition of more than 60 organizations said. Failure to act would not only be a …

teleSUR (2021-12-03). Puebla Group Rejects US Harsh Policy Against Cuba. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Cuba's Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez welcomed that the Puebla Group condemned the U.S. smear campaign and economic blockade against his country. | RELATED: | "We appreciate the solidarity of the Puebla Group with our people, who suffer the consequences of coercive policies that go against international conventions and obey the anachronistic logic of the Cold War," Rodriguez stated. | The forum also condemned th…

_____ (2021-12-03). Two Fake Stories about the DPRK in November 2021. journal-neo.org Anti-Pyongyang propaganda periodically delights the world with horror stories in the DPRK, which circulate well in the media and which now must be clarified. It happened twice in the second half of November. On November 16, Radio Free Asia, a private non-profit news service funded by the US government, told the world the heartbreaking story …

WSWS (2021-12-03). US and NATO ramp up anti-Russia war drive. wsws.org US and NATO representatives are pressing ahead with hysterical anti-Russian rhetoric and threats of war.

WSWS (2021-12-03). Social Democrats, Greens and Left Party to continue right-wing agenda in German state of Berlin. wsws.org Leaving aside the noncommittal rhetoric and empty phrases of the 152-page document, the coalition agreement clearly shows that the three parties are preparing a direct confrontation with the working class.

teleSUR (2021-12-03). Xinjiang Refutes Western "Cultural Genocide" Fabrications. telesurenglish.net Residents in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region spoke out at a press conference Thursday, using their own stories to debunk so-called "cultural genocide" and "oppression of ethnic minorities" in the region, which was fabricated by anti-China forces in the United States and some other Western countries. | People dance to music during Corban Festival celebrations in Kashgar, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug. 11, 2019.

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2021-12-03: News Headlines

teleSUR (2021-12-03). Puebla Group Rejects US Harsh Policy Against Cuba. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Cuba's Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez welcomed that the Puebla Group condemned the U.S. smear campaign and economic blockade against his country. | RELATED: | "We appreciate the solidarity of the Puebla Group with our people, who suffer the consequences of coercive policies that go against international conventions and obey the anachronistic logic of the Cold War," Rodriguez stated. | The forum also condemned th…

Ana Malinow (2021-12-03). An Obscure Agency Is Threatening to Hand Medicare Over to Wall Street. truthout.org In the face of massive support for Medicare for All and the failure of the U.S.'s for-profit health care system, the inevitable fall of the medical-industrial complex can be predicted, if not with precision, with certainty. Everyone is aware of the impending demise, none more so than those in charge of the for-profit health care system and their supporters in Congress, as evidenced by the frenetic activity at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to transfer the traditional Medicare p…

WSWS (2021-12-03). Social Democrats, Greens and Left Party to continue right-wing agenda in German state of Berlin. wsws.org Leaving aside the noncommittal rhetoric and empty phrases of the 152-page document, the coalition agreement clearly shows that the three parties are preparing a direct confrontation with the working class.

WSWS (2021-12-03). US and NATO ramp up anti-Russia war drive. wsws.org US and NATO representatives are pressing ahead with hysterical anti-Russian rhetoric and threats of war.

_____ (2021-12-02). Revival of Class Politics in the U.S…. Will It Be Socialism or Fascism? strategic-culture.org The U.S. empire, like the USSR, is imploding out of its own corruption, says Harriet Fraad in an interview with Finian Cunningham. | Over the past year, the massive upheaval in the United States from workers going on industrial strike and walking off jobs signifies an increasing awareness of class politics. In the following interview, Harriet Fraad says that American workers are overcoming decades of suppression from anti-communist propaganda as well as a betrayal by the two main political parties. | Workers are becoming aware of their rights and their conditions of exploitation under the corporate capitalist sys…

_____ (2021-12-02). Is the World On the Brink of DEFCON 1? journal-neo.org The looming apocalypse is shaping up nicely as Russia and China expand strategic cooperation to offset the NATO war planes apparently in the works. The propaganda war having already begun with fear mongering over false claims Russia intends invasion, now the "accident scenario" takes shape in the skies over Russia's frontiers. We've addressed the so-called …

WSWS (2021-12-02). Titian: Women, Myth & Power at the Gardner Museum in Boston: The great Renaissance painter comes in for "moral scrutiny" from the New York Times. wsws.org The exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (until January 2) must be counted as one of the most significant art shows today.

Andy Kroll (2021-12-02). Countdown to World War III? tomdispatch.com When the Department of Defense released its annual report on Chinese military strength in early November, one claim generated headlines around the world. By 2030, it suggested, China would probably have 1,000 nuclear warheads — three times more than at present and enough to pose a substantial threat to the United States. As a Washington Post headline put it, typically enough: "China accelerates nuclear weapons expansion, seeks 1,000 warheads or more, Pentagon says." The media, however, largely ignored a far more significant claim in that same report: that China would be ready to conduct "intelligentized" wa…

The Socialist Program (2021-12-02). China and Africa: The Real Story of Western Hypocrisy. liberationnews.org What is the true nature of China's economic and diplomatic engagement with Africa, and how does the corporate media try to twist reality?

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2021-12-02: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-12-02). Titian: Women, Myth & Power at the Gardner Museum in Boston: The great Renaissance painter comes in for "moral scrutiny" from the New York Times. wsws.org The exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (until January 2) must be counted as one of the most significant art shows today.

Dana Sanchez (2021-12-01). CDC: Omicron Variant Confirmed In California. moguldom.com The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified the first U.S. case of the heavily mutated omicron variant in California. Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to the White House, said a fully vaccinated person had just returned from traveling in South Africa to the San Francisco area on Nov. 22 and tested …

Staff (2021-12-01). Headlines for December 1, 2021. democracynow.org Omicron Detected in Europe Days Before South Africa Reported Variant; FDA Endorses Merck COVID Pill, Michigan High Schooler Kills 3 Other Students in Shooting Rampage, Mark Meadows to Testify Before House Jan. 6 Cmte, Panel Pursues Jeffrey Clark Contempt Charges | , U.S. Removes FARC From Terror Blacklist, HRW: Taliban Have Killed or Disappeared 100+ Ex-Afghan Security Forces Since August, German Court Convicts Ex-Member of Islamic State For Genocide of Iraq's Yazidi Community, France Inducts Josephine Baker into Pantheon As Far-Right, Racist Pundit Announces Presidential Bid, Rep. Ilhan Omar Shares Violent, Isla…

WSWS (2021-12-01). Australian governments respond to Omicron with homicidal "herd immunity" policies. wsws.org Government officials and sections of the corporate media have said they hope the new mutation spreads, based on unsubstantiated assertions that it "may be" less lethal.

Jonathan Cook (2021-12-01). The tribal left's a mirror image of the tribal right. zcomm.org The biggest problem is not just that our thoughts are likely to be someone else's (often Rupert Murdoch's), it is that we don't even know that they belong to somebody else. That is how propaganda works.

Maxximilian Seijo (2021-12-01). The Metaphysics of Accounting with Paolo Quattrone. mronline.org Paolo Quattrone (@PaoloQuattrone) joins Money on the Left to discuss the metaphysics of accounting and the significance of accounting's repressed history for political economy today. Professor of Accounting, Governance & Society at The University of Manchester, Quattrone insists that, while often seen as a positivist and merely technical skill for recording extant data, accounting in truth represents a rhetorical and quite generative engagement with the "mystery of value."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-01). Noam Chomsky & Vijay Prashad: We stand with the residents of the Marielle Vive Camp in Valinhos (Brazil). peoplesdispatch.org In response to the order to evict 450 families of the Marielle Vive camp, Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad manifest their solidarity and call for the evictions to be halted.

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2021-12-01: News Headlines

Staff (2021-12-01). Headlines for December 1, 2021. democracynow.org Omicron Detected in Europe Days Before South Africa Reported Variant; FDA Endorses Merck COVID Pill, Michigan High Schooler Kills 3 Other Students in Shooting Rampage, Mark Meadows to Testify Before House Jan. 6 Cmte, Panel Pursues Jeffrey Clark Contempt Charges | , U.S. Removes FARC From Terror Blacklist, HRW: Taliban Have Killed or Disappeared 100+ Ex-Afghan Security Forces Since August, German Court Convicts Ex-Member of Islamic State For Genocide of Iraq's Yazidi Community, France Inducts Josephine Baker into Pantheon As Far-Right, Racist Pundit Announces Presidential Bid, Rep. Ilhan Omar Shares Violent, Isla…

WSWS (2021-12-01). Australian governments respond to Omicron with homicidal "herd immunity" policies. wsws.org Government officials and sections of the corporate media have said they hope the new mutation spreads, based on unsubstantiated assertions that it "may be" less lethal.

Jonathan Cook (2021-12-01). The tribal left's a mirror image of the tribal right. zcomm.org The biggest problem is not just that our thoughts are likely to be someone else's (often Rupert Murdoch's), it is that we don't even know that they belong to somebody else. That is how propaganda works.

Maxximilian Seijo (2021-12-01). The Metaphysics of Accounting with Paolo Quattrone. mronline.org Paolo Quattrone (@PaoloQuattrone) joins Money on the Left to discuss the metaphysics of accounting and the significance of accounting's repressed history for political economy today. Professor of Accounting, Governance & Society at The University of Manchester, Quattrone insists that, while often seen as a positivist and merely technical skill for recording extant data, accounting in truth represents a rhetorical and quite generative engagement with the "mystery of value."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-01). Noam Chomsky & Vijay Prashad: We stand with the residents of the Marielle Vive Camp in Valinhos (Brazil). peoplesdispatch.org In response to the order to evict 450 families of the Marielle Vive camp, Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad manifest their solidarity and call for the evictions to be halted.

_____ (2021-11-30). 'Believing The Propaganda That The Government Follows The Law'. popularresistance.org Whistleblower David McBride faces life in prison for revealing war crimes in Afghanistan to the media. | Watch his story here. | David McBride, a former Australian military lawyer, tells journalist Michael West about alleged war crimes and a cover-up in Afghanistan. He faces trial for leaking hundreds of pages of defense force information to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (whose offices were then raided by federal police), offering insight on clandestine operations of Australia's elite special forces, including incidents of troops killing unarmed men and children.

Editor2 (2021-11-30). North Korea: Beyond US Propaganda. orinocotribune.com By Charles McKelvey — Nov 26, 2021 | The DPRK's struggle for independence and unification | The International Manifesto Group sponsored on November 21 a Webinar on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, seeking to look beyond the Western stereotypes of the East Asian nation as totalitarian, economically bankrupt, and a threat to world peace. | The International Manifesto Group, panelist Derek Ford observed, is indicative of a trend in the academic left, which he characterized as the emergence of "anti-Marxist Marxists." He noted that when neoliberalism emerged, Marxists and other leftists looked at neoli…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-30). Barbados Officially Leaves Her Colonial Slavemaster Britain, Dumps The Queen And Becomes Republic. moguldom.com Barbados has officially become a Republic. The island nation removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state in a midnight ceremony on Nov. 30 and swore in its first president, Dame Sandra Mason. "Today, debate and discourse have become action," Mason, 72, said during a speech. "Today we set out compass to a new …

teleSUR (2021-11-30). 'Barbados Sets Its Compass In A New Direction': Sandra Mason. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Governor Sandra Mason swore as the first Barbadian president and officially ended her country's association with the British Crown, which had been ruling even though Barbadians gained their independence in 1966. | RELATED: | "Today, we set our compass in a new direction. Debate and discourse have finally turned into actions," Mason stated, stressing that Barbadians will be able to make the most of their soverei…

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2021-11-30: News Headlines

_____ (2021-11-30). 'Believing The Propaganda That The Government Follows The Law'. popularresistance.org Whistleblower David McBride faces life in prison for revealing war crimes in Afghanistan to the media. | Watch his story here. | David McBride, a former Australian military lawyer, tells journalist Michael West about alleged war crimes and a cover-up in Afghanistan. He faces trial for leaking hundreds of pages of defense force information to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (whose offices were then raided by federal police), offering insight on clandestine operations of Australia's elite special forces, including incidents of troops killing unarmed men and children.

Editor2 (2021-11-30). North Korea: Beyond US Propaganda. orinocotribune.com By Charles McKelvey — Nov 26, 2021 | The DPRK's struggle for independence and unification | The International Manifesto Group sponsored on November 21 a Webinar on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, seeking to look beyond the Western stereotypes of the East Asian nation as totalitarian, economically bankrupt, and a threat to world peace. | The International Manifesto Group, panelist Derek Ford observed, is indicative of a trend in the academic left, which he characterized as the emergence of "anti-Marxist Marxists." He noted that when neoliberalism emerged, Marxists and other leftists looked at neoli…

teleSUR (2021-11-30). 'Barbados Sets Its Compass In A New Direction': Sandra Mason. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Governor Sandra Mason swore as the first Barbadian president and officially ended her country's association with the British Crown, which had been ruling even though Barbadians gained their independence in 1966. | RELATED: | "Today, we set our compass in a new direction. Debate and discourse have finally turned into actions," Mason stated, stressing that Barbadians will be able to make the most of their soverei…

WSWS (2021-11-29). Biden administration to America: Prepare to die from COVID-19. wsws.org Amid the deepening surge of the Delta variant in the US and the growing spread of the Omicron variant globally, White House Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci explicitly opposed a strategy aimed at eliminating and eradicating COVID-19.

_____ (2021-11-29). White America's Latest Fear Mongering Code Language. popularresistance.org Perpetual fear of something is characteristic of the white American psyche. Especially when the fear is about non-white people. Among the newest race related fears haunting white people are 'Critical Race Theory' (CRT) and 'Wokeness.' Both of these terms are being used as harmful code language employed by both Democrats, and Republicans and promoted by their propaganda arm — the white-owned corporate media. What makes these terms harmful is that they are being used to counter Black people's long-standing demands for justice. | A recent report published by the Manhattan Institute, titled, 'Woke Schooling: A…

Kim Petersen (2021-11-29). Banging War Drums Down Under on the China Threat. dissidentvoice.org Right away, the Australian 60 Minutes Youtube video titled "Prepare for Armageddon: China's warning to the world" signals a polemic against China. The video's opening backdrop features chairman Xi Jinping with a slightly raised fist flanked by a jet, tank, and a battery of missiles. The program is rife with ad hominem, propaganda, disinformation, and …

Ann Brown (2021-11-29). Fact Check: The U.S. Government Conducted Or Paid For Medical Experiments On U.S. Prisoners. moguldom.com The Tuskegee Study should have taught us that the U.S. government has few qualms about performing medical experiments on unsuspecting subjects. That experiment involved an estimated 600 Black men in Alabama who had syphilis and was conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

WSWS (2021-11-29). Republican Lauren Boebert incites fascistic violence against Democrat Ilhan Omar during recent campaign event. wsws.org During the event, the far-right Colorado lawmaker insinuated that Omar, one of two Muslims serving in Congress, was a potential suicide bomber, smearing her as a member of the "Jihad Squad."

Robert S. Becker (2021-11-29). Beware fashionable, doomsday pessimism, obstacles to progressive reforms. nationofchange.org Current evidence presages more bad news for the Trumpist right before 2024. Democrats must only hold the center to replay in 2024 its 2020 triumphs.

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2021-11-29: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-11-29). Biden administration to America: Prepare to die from COVID-19. wsws.org Amid the deepening surge of the Delta variant in the US and the growing spread of the Omicron variant globally, White House Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci explicitly opposed a strategy aimed at eliminating and eradicating COVID-19.

Kim Petersen (2021-11-29). Banging War Drums Down Under on the China Threat. dissidentvoice.org Right away, the Australian 60 Minutes Youtube video titled "Prepare for Armageddon: China's warning to the world" signals a polemic against China. The video's opening backdrop features chairman Xi Jinping with a slightly raised fist flanked by a jet, tank, and a battery of missiles. The program is rife with ad hominem, propaganda, disinformation, and …

WSWS (2021-11-29). Republican Lauren Boebert incites fascistic violence against Democrat Ilhan Omar during recent campaign event. wsws.org During the event, the far-right Colorado lawmaker insinuated that Omar, one of two Muslims serving in Congress, was a potential suicide bomber, smearing her as a member of the "Jihad Squad."

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2021-11-28: News Headlines

sputniknews (2021-11-27). Poking the Bear, US Warns Russia All Options on Table. sputniknews.com The Biden administration has threatened Russia with signature rhetoric for belligerence, declaring that the US has the right to use "all options on the table".

Anonymous103 (2021-11-27). After U.S. Failed, Ukraine Takes Initiative In Anti-Russian Propaganda Campaign. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Following On November 27, the director of the Foreign Intelligence…

Dave Holmes (2021-11-27). COVID-19 pandemic shines harsh light on privatisation & outsourcing. greenleft.org.au Australia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been shaped by the basic realities of contemporary capitalism and neoliberalism, argues Dave Holmes.

Richard Horton (2021-11-27). [Comment] Offline: The real meaning of decolonisation. thelancet.com The most dangerous threat to health and health equity today is anti-globalism—a denial of evidence pointing to the intrinsic interdependence of human beings; a refusal to accept the transnational nature of risks to our wellbeing; and an antipathy to institutions and individuals promoting cosmopolitan values. Anti-globalism lies behind the failure of governments to accelerate actions to address the climate crisis, is responsible for the failure of nations to coordinate their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and underlies the savage xenophobia directed towards those fleeing conflict and repression.

Susan Jaffe (2021-11-27). [World Report] Theranos founder counters fraud charges in federal trial. thelancet.com Elizabeth Holmes, founder of medical company Theranos, has given evidence in the trial, with a verdict due next month. Susan Jaffe reports.

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2021-11-27: News Headlines

sputniknews (2021-11-27). Poking the Bear, US Warns Russia All Options on Table. sputniknews.com The Biden administration has threatened Russia with signature rhetoric for belligerence, declaring that the US has the right to use "all options on the table".

Anonymous103 (2021-11-27). After U.S. Failed, Ukraine Takes Initiative In Anti-Russian Propaganda Campaign. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Following On November 27, the director of the Foreign Intelligence…

Dave Holmes (2021-11-27). COVID-19 pandemic shines harsh light on privatisation & outsourcing. greenleft.org.au Australia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been shaped by the basic realities of contemporary capitalism and neoliberalism, argues Dave Holmes.

Richard Horton (2021-11-27). [Comment] Offline: The real meaning of decolonisation. thelancet.com The most dangerous threat to health and health equity today is anti-globalism—a denial of evidence pointing to the intrinsic interdependence of human beings; a refusal to accept the transnational nature of risks to our wellbeing; and an antipathy to institutions and individuals promoting cosmopolitan values. Anti-globalism lies behind the failure of governments to accelerate actions to address the climate crisis, is responsible for the failure of nations to coordinate their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and underlies the savage xenophobia directed towards those fleeing conflict and repression.

Susan Jaffe (2021-11-27). [World Report] Theranos founder counters fraud charges in federal trial. thelancet.com Elizabeth Holmes, founder of medical company Theranos, has given evidence in the trial, with a verdict due next month. Susan Jaffe reports.

_____ (2021-11-26). Why There Are So Few Whistleblowers. popularresistance.org The fact that there are so few whistleblowers points to the failure of the system, particularly the failure of the oversight system. The press certainly hasn't been helpful. Chelsea Manning, who provided video evidence of war crimes, was dismissed by Washington Post oped writer Ruth Marcus as a "cross-dressing Little Red Riding Hood." Edward Snowden, who provided fulsome evidence of illegal massive surveillance, was dismissed by Post senior writer David Ignatius as an "intelligence defector," not a "whistleblower." NBC's David Gregory accused then Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald of "aiding" and "abetting" Snowd…

_____ (2021-11-26). From 'Saddam Has WMDs' To 'Russia Is Preparing To Invade Ukraine'. popularresistance.org Following Saturday's news report by corporate-owned US media outlet CBS, which outlined alleged plans by Russia to invade Ukraine in the coming weeks as the Winter sets in, based on unverified information given to the media network by unnamed US Intelligence officials, anti-Russian hysteria in the Western mainstream media has again stepped up a notch — with Moscow already being accused of playing a key role in the ongoing migrant crisis at the Belarus-Poland border, where thousands of immigrants, many of whom are fleeing the wars and colour revolutions imposed on their countries by the US-NATO hegemony, are…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-11-26). We Do Exist: Why the Palestinian Voice Should Take Center Stage. dissidentvoice.org At a recent New York event, the President of the Foreign Press Association Ian Williams declared, before an approving audience, that it is time "to reclaim the narrative on Palestine". This phrase — 'reclaiming the narrative' — is relatively new to the Palestinian discourse. Years ago, the concept, let alone its implementation, were quite alien: …

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