2021-11-26: News Headlines

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: …

_____ (2021-11-25). US is Building an Anti-Iranian Alliance, Backed Up by a Propaganda Campaign. journal-neo.org At the end of WWII Washington began to establish its Hub-and-Spoke system of alliances between the USA — the "hub" — and its key strategic allies. The system has remained largely unchanged to this day. This alliance system was originally established in response to the Pentagon's fears that certain Asian countries might leave the US's …

Ajamu Baraka (2021-11-25). The Delusional Commitment to the Doctrine of "Full Spectrum Dominance" is leading the U.S. and the World to Disaster. dissidentvoice.org The 21st Century was supposed to be the century of continued and unchallenged global dominance by the U.S., at least that was the plan advanced by the right-wing political hacks at the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). Their optimism was understandable. With the dismantling of the Soviet Union, it was reasonable that the …

WSWS (2021-11-25). The New York Times' Jake Silverstein concocts "a new origin story" for the 1619 Project. wsws.org Having previously disregarded historiography, Silverstein now falsifies it—and admits to privileging "narrative" over "actual fact."

WSWS (2021-11-25). AFT president to Wall Street: Be thankful for the unions. wsws.org In a paid advertisement in the New York Times Sunday, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten made a sales pitch to the publication's well-heeled readers on the importance of unions "in these uneasy times."

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2021-11-25: News Headlines

_____ (2021-11-25). US is Building an Anti-Iranian Alliance, Backed Up by a Propaganda Campaign. journal-neo.org At the end of WWII Washington began to establish its Hub-and-Spoke system of alliances between the USA — the "hub" — and its key strategic allies. The system has remained largely unchanged to this day. This alliance system was originally established in response to the Pentagon's fears that certain Asian countries might leave the US's …

Ajamu Baraka (2021-11-25). The Delusional Commitment to the Doctrine of "Full Spectrum Dominance" is leading the U.S. and the World to Disaster. dissidentvoice.org The 21st Century was supposed to be the century of continued and unchallenged global dominance by the U.S., at least that was the plan advanced by the right-wing political hacks at the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). Their optimism was understandable. With the dismantling of the Soviet Union, it was reasonable that the …

WSWS (2021-11-25). AFT president to Wall Street: Be thankful for the unions. wsws.org In a paid advertisement in the New York Times Sunday, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten made a sales pitch to the publication's well-heeled readers on the importance of unions "in these uneasy times."

WSWS (2021-11-25). The New York Times' Jake Silverstein concocts "a new origin story" for the 1619 Project. wsws.org Having previously disregarded historiography, Silverstein now falsifies it—and admits to privileging "narrative" over "actual fact."

Staff (2021-11-24). "Why Are Ahmaud Arbery's Killers So Scared?": Self-Defense Claims by White Attackers Seen As Racist. democracynow.org As the jury deliberates in the trial of the three white men charged with hunting down and murdering 25-year-old Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery, we speak with Nicole Lewis, Senior editor of Jurisprudence at Slate about her piece titled, "Why Are Ahmaud Arbery's Killers So Scared?" She says claims of self-defense from armed white people serve as a "racist dog whistle," and that it is inevitably a one-sided trial when "the McMichaels are the only ones [surviving] that get to claim they're scared."

Staff (2021-11-24). Can You Bankrupt White Supremacy? Jury Holds Charlottesville Organizers Liable for $26M in Damages. democracynow.org A federal jury has ordered a group of white supremacists to pay over $26 million in damages for their role in organizing the deadly 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. "Is bankrupting these organizations, is bankrupting these individuals enough to actually stop the growing threat … of white supremacy and Nazism in the United States?" asks Slate senior editor Nicole Lewis. "I don't think so." Lewis also discusses the Ahmaud Arbery murder case and why claims of self-defense from armed white people serve as a "racist dog whistle." She says it's inevitably a one-sided trial when "the McMichae…

Staff (2021-11-24). Biden's summit is 'old propaganda' rhetoric, Oliver Stone tells RT. rt.com Filmmaker Oliver Stone has told RT that the "totally corrupt" US government has been rehashing old propaganda cliches when promoting President Joe Biden's upcoming international 'Summit for Democracy'. | On the latest episode of RT's 'Going Underground', Afshin Rattansi asked the Oscar-winning director what he thought about the so-called 'Summit for Democracy' that will be hosted by Biden next month. | "That's old propaganda: 'We're the free world, and the Russians and the Chinese are not. And the Iranians and all the bad guys are on the other side. It doesn't work that way if you go to those countries," Stone…

WSWS (2021-11-24). New Zealand media pushes alarmist propaganda over China's relations with Kiribati. wsws.org Not a shred of evidence was provided that China aims to build a military base in the small Pacific island state. Rather it was simply assumed that Beijing's aims in New Zealand's "own backyard" were nefarious.

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza (2021-11-24). The Truth About African Civilizations Before Colonial Invasion. orinocotribune.com By Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza — Nov 23, 2021 | Neocolonialism upholds this imperialist lie through divisive propaganda via corporate mass media and social media. | The conventional narrative projected by Western worldviews that Africa was a barbaric and dark continent before colonization demands perpetual opposition. The organic intricacies of African civilizations prior colonial invasion are viewed as worthless historical mishaps. | Pre-colonial African civilizations should not be romanticized as the proverbial utopia. It had its inherent faults/contradictions just like every other society on Earth. These in…

Chris Walker (2021-11-24). Dems "Need to Get Thicker Skin," GOP Lawmaker Whines Week After Gosar Censure. truthout.org Democrats say that the House of Representatives is becoming an increasingly toxic workplace where violent rhetoric from their GOP colleagues is tolerated. | Last week,

Staff (2021-11-24). Fauci speaks of 'unfinished business' before he can retire. rt.com Top White House Covid adviser Anthony Fauci insisted his long career as a federal bureaucrat is far from over, saying retirement is simply out of the question as he looks to wrap up "unfinished business" in the world of medicine. | Asked whether he is thinking of leaving his long-held leadership post at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the 80-year-old health official said he's "not even remotely contemplating that right now." | "There's a lot of unfinished business right now, so I'm not even thinking about walking away," Fauci told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday, adding th…

teleSUR (2021-11-24). Uribe Denies The Validity Of The Colombian Peace Agreement. telesurenglish.net In a letter sent to United Nations Secretary Antonio Guterres on Wednesday, former President Alvaro Uribe denied the legal validity and political legitimacy of the 2016 Peace Agreement signed between the Colombian State and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). | RELATED: | Mimicking the discourse deployed by far-right militias and political organizations, Uribe said the Peace Agreement violated inter…

Fight Back (2021-11-24). Tallahassee: Community activists demand homophobic Police Chief Revell step down. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee , FL – On November 13, the Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) led a march to the headquarters of the Tallahassee Police Department calling for the resignation of police chief Lawrence Revell as well as City Manager Reese Goad. Revell recently spoke at a religious retreat for law enforcement executives hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, a known anti-LGBTQIA+ group that has made claims such as "trans activists are in league with 'many homosexuals' and are 'propagandizing, grooming, and mutilating children.'" | Organizations including the Dream Defenders, Planned Parenthood,…

Staff (2021-11-24). New documents shed light on Jeffrey Epstein's time in jail. rt.com Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein denied having suicidal thoughts before apparently hanging himself, though prison staff had observed signs of worrying behavior, according to newly released prison documents. | Epstein, who committed suicide by hanging in prison two years ago, denied being suicidal. The recent documents from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), obtained by The New York Times and CNN, construct a detailed timeline of the lead up to Epstein's death. Risk factors for suicide 'specific to sex offenders' as well more general risk factors were likely present, documents show. | Epstein was described…

Julie Varughese (2021-11-24). Busting Myths That Aid U.S. Aggression on Nicaragua. towardfreedom.org The Republic of Nicaragua announced on November 19 its intention to pull out of the Organization of American States (OAS), in the latest in a series of events that have transpired in the small country's struggle with the United States and its allies. But the corporate media continues to spread misinformation about the elections. This article by TF Editor Julie Varughese, who traveled to Nicaragua, is an attempt to debunk them.

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2021-11-24: News Headlines

Staff (2021-11-24). "Why Are Ahmaud Arbery's Killers So Scared?": Self-Defense Claims by White Attackers Seen As Racist. democracynow.org As the jury deliberates in the trial of the three white men charged with hunting down and murdering 25-year-old Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery, we speak with Nicole Lewis, Senior editor of Jurisprudence at Slate about her piece titled, "Why Are Ahmaud Arbery's Killers So Scared?" She says claims of self-defense from armed white people serve as a "racist dog whistle," and that it is inevitably a one-sided trial when "the McMichaels are the only ones [surviving] that get to claim they're scared."

Staff (2021-11-24). Can You Bankrupt White Supremacy? Jury Holds Charlottesville Organizers Liable for $26M in Damages. democracynow.org A federal jury has ordered a group of white supremacists to pay over $26 million in damages for their role in organizing the deadly 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. "Is bankrupting these organizations, is bankrupting these individuals enough to actually stop the growing threat … of white supremacy and Nazism in the United States?" asks Slate senior editor Nicole Lewis. "I don't think so." Lewis also discusses the Ahmaud Arbery murder case and why claims of self-defense from armed white people serve as a "racist dog whistle." She says it's inevitably a one-sided trial when "the McMichae…

WSWS (2021-11-24). New Zealand media pushes alarmist propaganda over China's relations with Kiribati. wsws.org Not a shred of evidence was provided that China aims to build a military base in the small Pacific island state. Rather it was simply assumed that Beijing's aims in New Zealand's "own backyard" were nefarious.

Staff (2021-11-24). Fauci speaks of 'unfinished business' before he can retire. rt.com Top White House Covid adviser Anthony Fauci insisted his long career as a federal bureaucrat is far from over, saying retirement is simply out of the question as he looks to wrap up "unfinished business" in the world of medicine. | Asked whether he is thinking of leaving his long-held leadership post at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the 80-year-old health official said he's "not even remotely contemplating that right now." | "There's a lot of unfinished business right now, so I'm not even thinking about walking away," Fauci told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday, adding th…

Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-23). America's "Long War" against the Korean Nation. dissidentvoice.org 1. US War Crimes committed against the Korean Nation (1950-53) "Fire and Fury" was not invented by Donald Trump. It is a concept deeply embedded in US military doctrine. It has characterized US military interventions since the end of World War II. What distinguishes Trump from his predecessors in the White House is his political narrative at the …

Zachary Orlin (2021-11-23). Equality Under the Law is a Reactionary Doctrine. dissidentvoice.org If one is to remain agnostic of the motivations and social movements that brought Kyle Rittenhouse to Kenosha on the night of August 25th, 2020, it becomes impossible to make proper meaning of the two murders he would commit that night, and of his recent acquittal. That agnosticism is precisely what the American justice system …

Staff (2021-11-23). 'Dedicated to hatred': What we know about the Waukesha massacre accused. rt.com Darrell Brooks, charged with killing five people and injuring 50 more by driving his SUV at high speed into a Xmas parade in Wisconsin, has a strange mix of beliefs, being pro-Hitler and BLM, and ferociously anti-whites and Jews. | No sooner had images of a red SUV careering through a small town USA Christmas parade, featuring Dancing Grannies and a children's marching band playing 'Jingle Bells', been shared around the world than wannabe rapper Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, was under arrest and his social media pored over like never before. | Five people lay dead and nearly 50 were injured after Brooks, a convicted…

Staff (2021-11-23). Is China Really a Threat? Noam Chomsky Slams Biden For Increasingly Provocative Actions in Region. democracynow.org We feature an excerpt from our recent interview with world-renowned scholar and political dissident Noam Chomsky about how the Biden administration is continuing a reckless foreign policy, despite taking a softer tone than the Trump administration. "The trajectory is not optimistic," Chomsky says. "The worst case is the increasing provocative actions towards China. That's very dangerous." Chomsky will join us on our 25th anniversary online celebration on the evening of December 7.

_____ (2021-11-23). World Misses Israel's Hebrew-Language Incitement Against Palestinians. popularresistance.org Zionist incitement against Palestinians is at an all-time high but you wouldn't know it by reading the international press because it is all done in Hebrew. The violent, racist-supremacist discourse that takes place in the Israeli media and among Israeli politicians is also done in Hebrew and so it gets little or no attention. And so, as the world remains comfortably numb, the Zionist apartheid state is wiping Palestine — or what remains of it — off the face of the earth. The intent is to push Palestinians out of their homes, to take their land, to erase their history, and eventually, to come to the m…

_____ (2021-11-23). World Misses Israel's Incitement Against Palestinians. popularresistance.org The Naqab – Zionist incitement against Palestinians is at an all-time high but you wouldn't know it by reading the international press because it is all done in Hebrew. The violent, racist-supremacist discourse that takes place in the Israeli media and among Israeli politicians is also done in Hebrew and so it gets little or no attention. And so, as the world remains comfortably numb, the Zionist apartheid state is wiping Palestine — or what remains of it — off the face of the earth. The intent is to push Palestinians out of their homes, to take their land, to erase their history, and eventually, to c…

Staff (2021-11-23). Nikole Hannah-Jones on "The 1619 Project," Teaching Critical Race Theory & White Supremacy on Trial. democracynow.org Amid a right-wing attack on teaching critical race theory, we speak in-depth with Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project, which reframes U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as the foundational date for the United States. The project launched in 2019, and has been expanded into an anthology of 18 essays along with poems and short stories, even as several states have attempted to ban it from school curriculums. "We should all as Americans be deeply, deeply concerned about these anti-his…

Amy Goodman (2021-11-23). Nikole Hannah-Jones: Anti-History Laws Are Right's Attempt to Control Our Memory. truthout.org Image Credit: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation | Amid a right-wing attack on teaching critical race theory, we speak in-depth with Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project, which reframes U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as the foundational date for the United States. The project launched in 2019, and has been expanded into an anthology of 18 essays along…

Alice Kuzmenko (2021-11-23). Detention of a minor for his own protection — round two. ukhumanrightsblog.com The Court of Appeal has recently upheld the High Court decision that Section 38 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 ("PACE") is not incompatible with Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights ("ECHR") insofar as it purports to authorise the detention of minors for their own protection, in the case of Archer v Commissioner …

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2021-11-23: News Headlines

Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-23). America's "Long War" against the Korean Nation. dissidentvoice.org 1. US War Crimes committed against the Korean Nation (1950-53) "Fire and Fury" was not invented by Donald Trump. It is a concept deeply embedded in US military doctrine. It has characterized US military interventions since the end of World War II. What distinguishes Trump from his predecessors in the White House is his political narrative at the …

Staff (2021-11-23). Is China Really a Threat? Noam Chomsky Slams Biden For Increasingly Provocative Actions in Region. democracynow.org We feature an excerpt from our recent interview with world-renowned scholar and political dissident Noam Chomsky about how the Biden administration is continuing a reckless foreign policy, despite taking a softer tone than the Trump administration. "The trajectory is not optimistic," Chomsky says. "The worst case is the increasing provocative actions towards China. That's very dangerous." Chomsky will join us on our 25th anniversary online celebration on the evening of December 7.

Staff (2021-11-23). Nikole Hannah-Jones on "The 1619 Project," Teaching Critical Race Theory & White Supremacy on Trial. democracynow.org Amid a right-wing attack on teaching critical race theory, we speak in-depth with Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project, which reframes U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as the foundational date for the United States. The project launched in 2019, and has been expanded into an anthology of 18 essays along with poems and short stories, even as several states have attempted to ban it from school curriculums. "We should all as Americans be deeply, deeply concerned about these anti-his…

Alan MacLeod (2021-11-22). Documents show Bill Gates has given $319 million to media outlets to promote his global agenda. thegrayzone.com A look at the database of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reveals how the oligarch influencing the global pandemic response has bankrolled hundreds of media outlets to the tune of at least $319 million. This article was originally published by Mint Press News. Read The Grayzone's investigation into Bill Gates' global public health empire and propaganda machine here. Up until his recent messy divorce, Bill Gates enjoyed something of a free pass in corporate media. Generally presented as a …

David Swanson (2021-11-22). What Would Have Worked Better Than Building Back Anything. warisacrime.org The most well-known problem with lesser-evil, two-party, winner-take-all elections, at least in a system of legalized bribery and corporate-state media, is the absence of virtually any really good candidates. Naturally this results in (or is at least one major cause of) the tendency of many to not vote at all — with the United States …

_____ (2021-11-22). The Amazon Army And The 1919-1922 Kansas Coal Strikes. popularresistance.org The struggle of the miners and the Amazon Army appears in no major labor history book. I decided to leave it out in my first book When Workers Shot Back (Ovetz, 2019) due to the lack of documentary evidence to write an entire chapter on it. This oversight is a mistake. The Amazon Army has much to teach us today about the interconnected struggle between waged and unwaged workers, immigrant and native labor, productive and reproductive labor, industrial unionism and organizing for power on the shopfloor, and the use of labor law and unions as a strategy for managing and suppressing class struggle.

_____ (2021-11-22). The Regulatory Studies Center: A Stain On The George Washington University Name. popularresistance.org Our newest report, "The Regulatory Studies Center: A Stain on the George Washington University Name," delves into the Koch and ExxonMobil funded RSC, which has repeatedly acted as a front for fossil fuel interests with a history of using GW's name to provide credibility to climate deniers, fossil fuel cronies, and other discredited backers of pseudoscience. The report, written by UnKoch My Campus Student Organizer and GW student Jake Lowe, highlights a number of instances of climate disinformation and details how the RSC has played a role in promoting a deregulation agenda that benefits its donors.

C.J. Polychroniou (2021-11-22). Chomsky and Pollin: Protests Outside of COP26 Offered More Hope Than the Summit. truthout.org The legacy of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this fall was perhaps best encapsulated by its president, who bowed his head and — close to tears — actually apologized for the process, which ended with a last-minute watering-down of participants' pledges on coal. | "May I just say to all delegates I apologize for the way this process has unfolded and I am deeply sorry," said Alok Sharma, the British politician who served as president for COP26. The confer…

Staff (2021-11-22). Jacob Blake's Family Hails Rare Conviction of KC Police Officer Who Shot Dead Cameron Lamb in 2019. democracynow.org In Missouri, white Kansas City police detective Eric DeValkenaere was found guilty Friday of fatally shooting Cameron Lamb, a Black man, who was backing his truck into his garage in December of 2019. DeValkenaere, who had no arrest warrant nor evidence of a crime at the time of shooting, was convicted of second-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action. The jury decision was unexpected and may set a precedent for future cases in Missouri. The jury system "worked in Kansas City for the first time in 147 years," says Jacob Blake Sr., who has been supporting Lamb's family. "We should have that nation…

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2021-11-22: News Headlines

Alan MacLeod (2021-11-22). Documents show Bill Gates has given $319 million to media outlets to promote his global agenda. thegrayzone.com A look at the database of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reveals how the oligarch influencing the global pandemic response has bankrolled hundreds of media outlets to the tune of at least $319 million. This article was originally published by Mint Press News. Read The Grayzone's investigation into Bill Gates' global public health empire and propaganda machine here. Up until his recent messy divorce, Bill Gates enjoyed something of a free pass in corporate media. Generally presented as a …

David Swanson (2021-11-22). What Would Have Worked Better Than Building Back Anything. warisacrime.org The most well-known problem with lesser-evil, two-party, winner-take-all elections, at least in a system of legalized bribery and corporate-state media, is the absence of virtually any really good candidates. Naturally this results in (or is at least one major cause of) the tendency of many to not vote at all — with the United States …

_____ (2021-11-21). Adept in Pan-Ottomanism, Erdogan Got Carried Away Playing Soldiers. journal-neo.org Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is well known for his resounding appeals built on the political doctrine of Pan-Ottomanism, which emerged in Turkey in the 1970s, according to which all subjects of the Ottoman Empire are members of a single nation, the Ottomans. However, such verbal passage has been recently increasingly followed by actual actions, …

Staff (2021-11-21). Fauci gives a 'perfectly honest' response to booster question. rt.com White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the "guidelines" for what makes someone 'fully vaccinated' against Covid-19 could soon be changing, depending on the "science." | Appearing on CNN on Sunday, Fauci was asked if booster shots would soon be required for someone to be considered fully inoculated, something required for many to work and enter certain businesses. While not giving a direct yes or no answer, the infectious disease expert said the current administration is open to it. | "We're going to be following that very carefully," Fauci said, adding that the Joe Biden administration "might m…

Joel Warner (2021-11-21). WEEKEND READER: Fact-Checking Exxon's New York Times Ad. dailyposter.com

Staff (2021-11-21). Biden has reassuring news on 2024 — report. rt.com Amid rising concerns about his stamina and sinking popularity, President Joe Biden has reportedly been reassuring Democratic allies that he plans on running for re-election in 2024. | Biden and his closest allies have moved to put any rumors to bed that he plans on being a one-term president by choice in recent weeks, according to a report by the Washington Post. | Most concerning for the president's supporters, according to more than two dozen Democratic strategists and officials contacted by…

Editor2 (2021-11-21). Venezuela: The Dictatorship of Democracy. orinocotribune.com By Marcos Maranges — Nov 18, 2021 | On this coming Sunday, November 21, Venezuela will go to regional and local elections to vote for over 3000 public officials. However, some governments and people still think that the country is a dictatorship ruled by President Nicolás Maduro. We all know where these words come from, but despite it, is there any solid evidence or argument to believe it? The upcoming electoral process gives us the perfect context to put a light on this issue. | In this opportunity, the right-wing parties have proposed candidates for the first time since 2018. The Venezuelan opposition inte…

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2021-11-21: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-11-21). Venezuela: The Dictatorship of Democracy. orinocotribune.com By Marcos Maranges — Nov 18, 2021 | On this coming Sunday, November 21, Venezuela will go to regional and local elections to vote for over 3000 public officials. However, some governments and people still think that the country is a dictatorship ruled by President Nicolás Maduro. We all know where these words come from, but despite it, is there any solid evidence or argument to believe it? The upcoming electoral process gives us the perfect context to put a light on this issue. | In this opportunity, the right-wing parties have proposed candidates for the first time since 2018. The Venezuelan opposition inte…

_____ (2021-11-21). Adept in Pan-Ottomanism, Erdogan Got Carried Away Playing Soldiers. journal-neo.org Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is well known for his resounding appeals built on the political doctrine of Pan-Ottomanism, which emerged in Turkey in the 1970s, according to which all subjects of the Ottoman Empire are members of a single nation, the Ottomans. However, such verbal passage has been recently increasingly followed by actual actions, …

Staff (2021-11-20). Colombian Police Repudiated for Using Nazi Symbols at Academy Event. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, November 18, some members of the Colombian police used Nazi symbols at an event paying "tribute" to the German police, which generated strong controversy in Colombia. The incident occurred at the Simón Bolívar Police Academy in Tuluá, in the Valle del Cauca Department. In the photos, which went viral on social media, police officers are seen wearing the Nazi swastikas, and one officer even disguised as Adolf Hitler. | The Valle University Student and Youth Organization condemned the incident, expressing outrage at the Colombian police paying tribute to the Nazi police and army. Similarly, environment…

Staff (2021-11-20). Fauci comes up with new 'rule' to wear masks. rt.com White House health adviser Anthony Fauci was seen at an elite book party regularly taking his mask on and off, confusing many attendees. An author says Fauci explained to her why he chose to wear it around some and not others.

Janine Jackson (2021-11-20). Moderna Vaccine Should Be For the People — Not Just Rich People. truthout.org Janine Jackson interviewed Public Citizen's Peter Maybarduk about the NIH/Moderna vaccine patent for the | Janine Jackson: The front-page November 10 New York Times told us, "Moderna Moves for Total Credit in Vaccine Patent; Won't Share With US." It's an odd thing to read, but corporate news media often present readers w…

Jake Johnson (2021-11-20). Wisconsin GOP Tries to Control State's Elections in Blatant Power Grab. truthout.org Wisconsin Republicans, at the urging of Sen. Ron Johnson, are pushing to unilaterally seize control over federal elections in the battleground state, an effort that observers warned is part of the GOP's multi-pronged assault on democracy in the wake of former President Donald Trump's defeat last year. | The New York Times reported Friday that the state Republican Party is taking "direct aim" at the bipartisan Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC), an agency that the GOP established six years ago. Acc…

WSWS (2021-11-20). New study supports natural origins of COVID-19, sources close to WHO team say. wsws.org A landmark new study published in Science is another nail in the coffin of the Wuhan lab conspiracy theory, concocted by the fascist ideologue Stephen K. Bannon and promoted by the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

Staff (2021-11-20). Tesla sued over 'nightmarish conditions' at California factory. rt.com A former Tesla employee has sued the firm, claiming she experienced "rampant sexual harassment" at the factory where she worked while describing "frat-house"-like conditions. | Former Tesla employee Jessica Barraza filed a lawsuit against Tesla on Thursday, claiming she was subject to catcalling and "aggressive physical touching," as well as a slew of inappropriate comments when working at the carmaker's factory in Fremont, California, the Washington Post reported. | In an interview with…

Staff (2021-11-20). Spiky death: how long will Covid remain a threat? rt.com Covid-19 variants keep emerging in different parts of the world, causing experts to ask how long the pandemic will last, and how effective the current methods of protection really are. | Since the pandemic started in 2019, people have referred to the disease which has paralyzed the world simply as 'coronavirus'. Now, in 2021, when we talk about it, we mean not just the original variant, but also its numerous mutations. | Read more | | In May, the WHO decided to label the key vari…

_____ (2021-11-20). California's Grim Genocidal Past Implicates University Of California. popularresistance.org The United States of America is founded on the original sin of Native American genocide and the myth that the Indigenous Peoples that lived on these lands for thousands of years had no right to it. White settler colonialism is not just a stain on the country's history, it is its very raison d'etre. To this day, all non-Native Americans live on stolen land. The prosperous, liberal state of California is not exempt from this original sin, nor has it made reparations for the devastation of Indigenous Peoples and their lands. In a recently reissued book, Tony Platt, the acclaimed author of 10 books and professor emer…

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2021-11-20: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-11-20). New study supports natural origins of COVID-19, sources close to WHO team say. wsws.org A landmark new study published in Science is another nail in the coffin of the Wuhan lab conspiracy theory, concocted by the fascist ideologue Stephen K. Bannon and promoted by the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

Staff (2021-11-20). Tesla sued over 'nightmarish conditions' at California factory. rt.com A former Tesla employee has sued the firm, claiming she experienced "rampant sexual harassment" at the factory where she worked while describing "frat-house"-like conditions. | Former Tesla employee Jessica Barraza filed a lawsuit against Tesla on Thursday, claiming she was subject to catcalling and "aggressive physical touching," as well as a slew of inappropriate comments when working at the carmaker's factory in Fremont, California, the Washington Post reported. | In an interview with…

Leah Watson (2021-11-19). Kyle Rittenhouse Didn't Act Alone: Law Enforcement Must Be Held Accountable. aclu.org For two weeks, we've heard trial testimony and seen evidence of the events that occurred on August 25, 2020 — the night that Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two people and injured another during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. While Rittenhouse was not held accountable, he was not the only one whose conduct on that deadly night should be scrutinized. The actions — and inaction — of the Kenosha Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department in the preceding 72 hours played a critical part in the tragic events that took place. | As we reflect on that night, w…

Staff (2021-11-19). Who Killed Malcolm X? Two Men Are Exonerated As Manhattan DA Reveals Details of FBI Coverup. democracynow.org We speak with independent researcher Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, whose work is featured in the Netflix documentary "Who Killed Malcolm X?" and helped ignite widespread public support for two men falsely convicted of assassinating the civil rights activist in 1965. Muhammad was in the court room this week a judge exonerated 83-year-old Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam due to revelations uncovered by the Manhattan District Attorney's office and the Innocence Project that key evidence was withheld at the trial. Aziz has maintained his innocence, and addressed the court after he finally received an official apology…

Medea Benjamin (2021-11-19). Cubans More Excited About School Reopening Than Regime Change. orinocotribune.com By Medea Benjamin — Nov 16, 2021 | Even if they blame their government for mismanagement, corruption, and a system that stifles private enterprise, few fail to recognize the enormous impact of U.S. sanctions. | "If you build it, they will come," said Kevin Costner in the Field of Dreams. In Cuba, they didn't come. Dissidents on the island, with their U.S. backers, had been working feverishly for months to turn the unprecedented July 11 protests into a crescendo of government opposition on November 15. They built a formidable structure, with sophisticated social media (including an abundance of fake news), pi…

Staff (2021-11-19). NIH director wants consequences for vaccine conspiracy theorists. rt.com National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins thinks that people who spread misinformation about Covid-19 online and Dr. Anthony Fauci should be identified and "brought to justice." | "Conspiracies are winning here. Truth is losing. That's a really serious indictment of the way in which our society seems to be traveling," Collins, who will soon step down from his post at the head of the NIH, told the Describing an onslaught of angry m…

David Armiak (2021-11-19). ALEC "Academy" Featured a Who's Who of Voter Suppression Leaders. truthout.org An "Academy" for state lawmakers on voter suppression strategies run by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in July featured a veritable who's who of the right-wing leaders behind this year's disinformation campaign about voter fraud and assaults on voting rights across the country,

Danny Shaw (2021-11-19). Book Review: 'Is Russia Fascist?' Fails to Debunk Western Misinformation. towardfreedom.org Behind a veneer of so-called academic objectivity on Russia, French historian Marlene Laruelle directly and indirectly propagandizes on behalf of U.S. imperialist interests, which seek to encroach upon and control Ukraine, Crimea and the entire landmass that was the Soviet Union.

Danny Shaw (2021-11-19). Book Review: Is Russia Fascist? Fails to Debunk Western Misinformation. towardfreedom.org Behind a veneer of so-called academic objectivity on Russia, French historian Marlene Laruelle directly and indirectly propagandizes on behalf of U.S. imperialist interests, which seek to encroach upon and control Ukraine, Crimea and the entire landmass that was the Soviet Union.

Ann Brown (2021-11-19). Fact Check: Males In Iraq, Syria And North Korea Have Higher Life Expectancy Than Black American Men. moguldom.com The Gravel Institute tweeted on Nov. 17 that "Black men in the United States had a lower life expectancy in the first half of 2020, 68.3 years, than males in Syria, Uzbekistan, Iraq, and North Korea." But how true is it? The Gravel Institute is a progressive think tank that produces videos on history, economics, …

Dean Baker (2021-11-19). Did the Pharmaceutical Industry Buy Senator Sinema a Fluff Piece in the Washington Post? cepr.net That's what readers of the paper must be asking after seeing this piece on Friday morning. The headline of the piece features her quote, "no one tells me what to do," when in fact there is ample evidence that the pharmaceutical industry and rich contributors tell her exactly what to do. Sinema has made herself …

_____ (2021-11-19). Governor Stitt Grants Julius Jones Clemency. popularresistance.org Julius Jones has been on death row in Oklahoma for 19 years for a 1999 murder he's always said he had no part in. Mr. Jones, who is represented by federal attorneys Dale Baich and Amanda Bass, was convicted and sentenced to death at the age of 19 and has now spent half his life in prison, waiting to be executed for a crime that new and compelling evidence suggests he didn't commit. On Nov. 18, 2021, Oklahoma Gov. Stitt grants Julius Jones life without parole hours before his 4 PM CST execution. Twice, the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board recommended that Mr. Jones be granted life with the possibility of parole, g…

Editor (2021-11-19). Tony Platt: California's Grim Genocidal Past Implicates the University of California. scheerpost.com Author, Tony Platt. [T.William Wallin/The Lumberjack] | Click to subscribe on: The United States of America is founded on the original sin of Native American genocide and the myth that the Indigenous Peoples that lived on these lands for thousands of years had no right to it. White settler colonialism is not just a stain on the country's history, it is its very ra…

WSWS (2021-11-19). The corporate media misses the boat on American Crime Story: Impeachment. wsws.org The ten-part television program on FX gives a devastating picture of the right-wing conspiracy against the Clinton presidency, which is largely ignored by the media reviewers and entertainment press.

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2021-11-19: News Headlines

Staff (2021-11-19). Who Killed Malcolm X? Two Men Are Exonerated As Manhattan DA Reveals Details of FBI Coverup. democracynow.org We speak with independent researcher Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, whose work is featured in the Netflix documentary "Who Killed Malcolm X?" and helped ignite widespread public support for two men falsely convicted of assassinating the civil rights activist in 1965. Muhammad was in the court room this week a judge exonerated 83-year-old Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam due to revelations uncovered by the Manhattan District Attorney's office and the Innocence Project that key evidence was withheld at the trial. Aziz has maintained his innocence, and addressed the court after he finally received an official apology…

WSWS (2021-11-19). The corporate media misses the boat on American Crime Story: Impeachment. wsws.org The ten-part television program on FX gives a devastating picture of the right-wing conspiracy against the Clinton presidency, which is largely ignored by the media reviewers and entertainment press.

Staff (2021-11-18). WATCH: Rittenhouse judge bans MSNBC from courthouse. rt.com The Kenosha, Wisconsin judge presiding over the Kyle Rittenhouse trial has banned MSNBC employees from his courthouse, after police caught someone claiming to be a producer with the outlet tailing a jury bus. | "I have instructed that no one from MSNBC news will be permitted in this building, for the duration of this trial," Judge Bruce Schroeder said on Thursday. Following a jury bus is an "extremely serious matter and will be referred to the proper authorities," he added. | Schroeder identified by name both the producer and his supervisor in New York, and said the man was detained by Kenosha police on Wed…

Staff (2021-11-18). Three White Supremacy Trials: Dahlia Lithwick on Charlottesville, Rittenhouse & Arbery Murder Case. democracynow.org Jurors in Charlottesville, Virginia, are hearing closing arguments today in a civil trial that seeks to hold white supremacists accountable for organizing the deadly "Unite the Right" rally there in 2017, and conspiring to commit racially motivated violence. Two of the white supremacists have been defending themselves in the courtroom: Richard Spencer and Christopher Cantwell. They took the stand Tuesday, and tried unsuccessfully to have the judge dismiss the case for lack of evidence, even as they used racial slurs during the trial. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Friday. Both Spencer and Cantwell hav…

_____ (2021-11-18). The Pentagon and the Washington Post: Cold War Brothers-in-Arms. strategic-culture.org There is no better way to exaggerate perceptions of the threat than to rely on the worst-case assumptions of the Department of Defense. Since the creation of the department in the National Security Act of 1947 we have been inundated with the Pentagon's distortions: the non-existent "bomber gap" in the 1950s; the "missile gap" in the 1960s; and the so-called "intentions gap" of the 1980s, which argued that the Soviet Union believed that it could fight and even win a nuclear war.

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-11-18). What does "Democracy" mean under a Capitalist system?>. anchor.fm Given the propaganda and lies the US and UN continue to spread about countries like Bolivia, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba, I and others continue to express and explain why these countries are FAR more democratic than even the supposed "bastion of democracy and freedom", aka the Settler-Colonial, Imperialist, capitalist project we now call "the United States". Democracy under Capitalism is a sham, as is the Democratic and Republican Party Duopoly that we consider as the foundation to our "Democracy".

Caitlin A. Johnstone (2021-11-18). Australian war propaganda keeps getting crazier. mronline.org 60 Minutes Australia has churned out yet another fearmongering war propaganda piece on China, this one so ham-fisted in its call to beef up military spending that it goes so far as to run a brazen advertisement for an actual Australian weapons manufacturer disguised as news reporting.

WSWS (2021-11-18). Anti-China propaganda gone mad: The bizarre case of the "Corgi killers" wsws.org A minor incident in China involving the death of a pet, while no doubt distressing to its owner, has been inflated for political purposes out of all proportion in the American and international media.

Meaghan Ellis (2021-11-18). Network of GOP-focused fake news sites push fear-mongering claims about critical race theory. zcomm.org "I think that they could have a meaningful impact. Not because necessarily they're going to influence that many voters, but because elections are decided at the margins"

Brittani Banks (2021-11-18). Don't Blame Government Benefits for Inflation—Blame the Modern Economy. independentmediainstitute.org Headlines are screaming that inflation is here to stay. Consumer prices have risen by an average of 6.2 percent in the past year, the sharpest increase since 1991. Although Americans are supposedly—in the words of the New York Times—"flush with cash and jobs," they are also deeply unhappy with the state of the economy. It's …

WSWS (2021-11-18). Washington Post calls for a COVID-19 cover-up. wsws.org The commission advocated by the Washington Post will be aimed at shielding the government and corporate officials responsible for the deaths of more than one million Americans, while scapegoating China for the pandemic.

Caleb Granger (2021-11-18). Rodney Reed denied new trial despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence. liberationnews.org Rodney Reed's case has been at the forefront of the movement to abolish the death penalty since his conviction in 1998, and activists are determined to continue the fight despite a district judge denying Reed's right to a new trial.

Staff (2021-11-18). FBI hid evidence in Malcolm X murder trial, convictions tossed. rt.com A New York judge voided the convictions of two black men for the 1965 assassination of activist Malcolm X, after a re-investigation inspired by a Netflix documentary found the FBI had withheld evidence of their innocence. | State Supreme Court Justice Ellen Biben threw out the convictions of Muhammad A. Aziz (aka Norman 3X Butler) and Khalil Islam (aka Thomas 15X Johnson), who were charged with assassinating Malcolm X at Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom and sentenced to life in prison in 1966. | "I am an 83-year-old man who was victimized by the criminal justice system," Muhammad Aziz says as DA moves to vacate hi…

Joshua Cho (2021-11-18). US and UK Press Mock New Zealand's Incredibly Successful Covid Response. zcomm.org One gets the sense that corporate media outlets in countries like the US and Britain mocking or criticizing New Zealand's pandemic response are following a "misery loves company" ethos…

Chris Walker (2021-11-18). Julius Jones Will "Fight Another Day" — Death Sentence Commuted. truthout.org On Thursday, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) commuted the sentence of Julius Jones, a Black man on death row for a murder that all available evidence suggests he didn't actually commit. | "After prayerful consideration and reviewing materials presented by all sides of this case, I have determined to commute Julius Jones' sentence to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole," The ann…

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2021-11-18: News Headlines

Brittani Banks (2021-11-18). Don't Blame Government Benefits for Inflation—Blame the Modern Economy. independentmediainstitute.org Headlines are screaming that inflation is here to stay. Consumer prices have risen by an average of 6.2 percent in the past year, the sharpest increase since 1991. Although Americans are supposedly—in the words of the New York Times—"flush with cash and jobs," they are also deeply unhappy with the state of the economy. It's …

Staff (2021-11-18). Three White Supremacy Trials: Dahlia Lithwick on Charlottesville, Rittenhouse & Arbery Murder Case. democracynow.org Jurors in Charlottesville, Virginia, are hearing closing arguments today in a civil trial that seeks to hold white supremacists accountable for organizing the deadly "Unite the Right" rally there in 2017, and conspiring to commit racially motivated violence. Two of the white supremacists have been defending themselves in the courtroom: Richard Spencer and Christopher Cantwell. They took the stand Tuesday, and tried unsuccessfully to have the judge dismiss the case for lack of evidence, even as they used racial slurs during the trial. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Friday. Both Spencer and Cantwell hav…

WSWS (2021-11-18). Anti-China propaganda gone mad: The bizarre case of the "Corgi killers" wsws.org A minor incident in China involving the death of a pet, while no doubt distressing to its owner, has been inflated for political purposes out of all proportion in the American and international media.

Meaghan Ellis (2021-11-18). Network of GOP-focused fake news sites push fear-mongering claims about critical race theory. zcomm.org "I think that they could have a meaningful impact. Not because necessarily they're going to influence that many voters, but because elections are decided at the margins"

WSWS (2021-11-18). Washington Post calls for a COVID-19 cover-up. wsws.org The commission advocated by the Washington Post will be aimed at shielding the government and corporate officials responsible for the deaths of more than one million Americans, while scapegoating China for the pandemic.

Joshua Cho (2021-11-18). US and UK Press Mock New Zealand's Incredibly Successful Covid Response. zcomm.org One gets the sense that corporate media outlets in countries like the US and Britain mocking or criticizing New Zealand's pandemic response are following a "misery loves company" ethos…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-17). AP spreads canard of Belarus conducting cyber warfare against NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Report Implicates Belarus in Anti-NATO Cyber Campaign Cybersecurity researchers say they have uncovered evidence that Belarus has been involved in a hybrid hacking and disinformation campaign against Eastern European NATO members since 2016 that aimed to sow discord in the military alliance, steal confidential information and spy on dissidents. Tuesday's report by the prominent U.S. …

Staff (2021-11-17). 'Media narrative' could sway Rittenhouse verdict, Harvard law professor tells RT. rt.com The US corporate press may have had undue influence on Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told RT, warning that media bias could sway the jurors' verdict. | Speaking to RT on Wednesday, as the jury continued their second day of deliberations in the Rittenhouse case, Dershowitz argued that media coverage of the trial and an outpouring of commentary online would be virtually impossible for jurors to ignore, potentially tainting their decision over the 18-year-old's fate. | "In this case, the jury wasn't even sequestered, so they know what's going on outside. They are told not…

Staff (2021-11-17). Headlines for November 17, 2021. democracynow.org Pfizer Seeks Approval For COVID Pill, Agrees to Deal To Make it Available in 95 Poorer Countries, Record Flooding Kills One Person, Displaces 1,000s in British Columbia, Climate Activists Disrupt Operations at World's Largest Coal Port For 11 Straight Days, Jury in Rittenhouse Trial Enters Second Day of Deliberations, Medical Examiner Says Ahmaud Arbery Shot at Close Range as Prosecution Rests Case, Julius Jones Set to Be Executed on Nov. 18 Unless Clemency Granted, Despite Evidence of Innocence, U.S. and China Agree to Hold Nuclear Talks, Burmese Coup Leaders Levy New Charges Against Aung San Suu Kyi; Freed U.S.

_____ (2021-11-17). Australian War Propaganda Keeps Getting Crazier. strategic-culture.org By Caitlin JOHNSTONE | churned out yet another This round of psychological conformity-making features Australian former major general Jim "

_____ (2021-11-17). Should We Get Prepared for a Real "Duck and Cover" Provocation? journal-neo.org Look out! All the signals suggest the liberal order is about to plant a false flag operation smack on Russia's western frontiers. At first, ludicrous claims of Russian troop buildup seemed like propaganda 101, but the craziness has gained momentum now. The steamrolling fear mongering media campaign going in with regard to Russian military maneuvers …

Editor (2021-11-17). Fake 'shoplifting surge' is just the latest in crime wave propaganda. mronline.org The issue has become one of the key fronts in the development of law and order rhetoric. It is part of the backlash from pro-police elements of society to prevent any changes at all to the country's hyper militarized, mainly ineffective, racist, and brutal system of policing and the accompanying system of mass incarceration.

Chris Walker (2021-11-17). Fauci Says Booster Shots May Become New Definition of Being Fully Vaccinated. truthout.org Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden, issued a warning Tuesday that breakthrough cases of COVID-19 for people who are vaccinated may increase during the winter, and that the best way to prevent such outcomes might be expanding who is eligible for a booster shot of a vaccine. | Fauci, who made the comments during a pre-taped interview for the 2021 STAT Summit this week, said that, while unv…

teleSUR (2021-11-17). COVID-19 Cases Rise In the US Amid Sustained Vaccination Push. telesurenglish.net White House advisor Anthony Fauci warned that COVID-19 cases are starting to climb again in select regions across the U.S. after stabilizing at a high level following this summer's surge of the Delta variant. | RELATED: | "The only thing that's a little bit disconcerting is that we're beginning to plateau," Fauci said addint that "the deceleration of cases is now plateaued, and in some areas of the country, we're starting t…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-17). Collective societal resilience: NATO addresses Persian Gulf partners on global war against unapproved information. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Disinformation, alternately cloaked under the rubric of hybrid warfare and asymmetrical warfare, consists of posting any information about NATO and its wars that the military bloc doesn't want publicized. And as can be seen below, information on most any topic can fall under the category of disinformation and as such be subjected to "anti-disinformation warfare" …

Medea Benjamin (2021-11-17). It Turns Out Cubans Are More Excited About School Reopening Than Regime Change. fpif.org "If you build it, they will come," said Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams. In Cuba, they didn't come. | Dissidents on the island, with their U.S. backers, had been working feverishly for months to turn the unprecedented July 11 protests into a crescendo of government opposition on November 15. They built a formidable structure, with sophisticated social media (including an abundance of fake news), piles of cash from Cuban Americans and the U.S. government, and declarations of support from a bipartisan Congress and all the way up to the White House. | Even after the Cuban government denied the protesters a permit o…

_____ (2021-11-17). Cubans Are More Excited About School Reopening Than Regime Change. popularresistance.org Havana – "If you build it, they will come," said Kevin Costner in the Field of Dreams. In Cuba, they didn't come. Dissidents on the island, with their U.S. backers, had been working feverishly for months to turn the unprecedented July 11 protests into a crescendo of government opposition on November 15. They built a formidable structure, with sophisticated social media (including an abundance of fake news), piles of cash from Cuban Americans and the U.S. government, and declarations of support from a bipartisan Congress and all the way up to the White House. | Even after the Cuban government denied the protesters…

_____ (2021-11-17). Cubans Say They Are More Excited About School Reopening Than Regime Change. popularresistance.org Dissidents on the island, with their U.S. backers, had been working feverishly for months to turn the unprecedented July 11 protests into a crescendo of government opposition on November 15. They built a formidable structure, with sophisticated social media (including an abundance of fake news), piles of cash from Cuban Americans and the U.S. government, and declarations of support from a bipartisan Congress and all the way up to the White House.

Staff (2021-11-17). Professor who wants to 'destigmatize' pedophilia faces consequences. rt.com Old Dominion University has placed Dr. Allyn Walker on leave, after the non-binary professor spoke out in favor of erasing the "stigma" surrounding pedophilia. The professor's comments incited outrage online. | "Old Dominion University has placed Dr. Allyn Walker on administrative leave, effective immediately, from their position as assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice," read a statement from the Norfolk-based university on Tuesday. The statement added that "the controversy over Dr. Walker's research has disrupted the campus and community environment and is interfering with the institution's m…

Dean Baker (2021-11-17). NYT Gives Steven Rattner a Victory Lap on Inflation Prediction. cepr.net We're getting a lot of "I told you so's" on inflation in recent days. Yesterday, it was Larry Summers in the Washington Post, today we get Steven Rattner in a New York Times column. Their story is that the 6.4 percent year over year inflation shown in the October CPI proves that their warnings about …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-17). Popular Democrat MSNBC Host Says Americans Can Pay Higher Prices With Inflation Due To Record Savings During Pandemic. moguldom.com Popular MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle has come under fire for being tone-deaf and out of touch after saying Americans can actually afford rising prices on basic goods due to inflation because of record savings during the pandemic. During an appearance on "Sunday Today," Ruhle told host Willie Geist that Americans needed to put the rising …

_____ (2021-11-17). If There Was 'Fraud' In Nicaragua's Election, Where's The Proof? popularresistance.org Masaya, Nicaragua – Official results from Nicaragua's elections on November 7 showed Daniel Ortega re-elected as president with 75% of the vote. On the same day, President Joe Biden dismissed the ballot as a "pantomime election" and within 48 hours the Organization of American States (OAS) had produced a 16-page report setting out its criticisms. It demanded the annulment of the elections and the holding of new ones, disregarding international and OAS rules that require respect for the sovereignty of nations. Yet it contained no evidence of problems on election day itself that would substantiate its objections. N…

WSWS (2021-11-17). Deere workers denounce UAW sellout deal and call for continued strike action. wsws.org Despite intense pressure and intimidation by Deere, the UAW and the corporate media, there remains broad opposition among workers to the proposed contract, which is virtually identical to one they voted to reject two weeks ago.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-17). Russia responds to escalating British military activity nears its border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Britain is stepping up military activity near Russia's borders — Foreign Ministry The framework agreement between Ukraine and Britain on naval partnership proves once again that London is stepping up military activity near Russia's borders, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news briefing on Wednesday. "We regard this as another evidence of Britain's growing …

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2021-11-17: News Headlines

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-17). AP spreads canard of Belarus conducting cyber warfare against NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Report Implicates Belarus in Anti-NATO Cyber Campaign Cybersecurity researchers say they have uncovered evidence that Belarus has been involved in a hybrid hacking and disinformation campaign against Eastern European NATO members since 2016 that aimed to sow discord in the military alliance, steal confidential information and spy on dissidents. Tuesday's report by the prominent U.S. …

Editor (2021-11-17). Fake 'shoplifting surge' is just the latest in crime wave propaganda. mronline.org The issue has become one of the key fronts in the development of law and order rhetoric. It is part of the backlash from pro-police elements of society to prevent any changes at all to the country's hyper militarized, mainly ineffective, racist, and brutal system of policing and the accompanying system of mass incarceration.

teleSUR (2021-11-17). COVID-19 Cases Rise In the US Amid Sustained Vaccination Push. telesurenglish.net White House advisor Anthony Fauci warned that COVID-19 cases are starting to climb again in select regions across the U.S. after stabilizing at a high level following this summer's surge of the Delta variant. | RELATED: | "The only thing that's a little bit disconcerting is that we're beginning to plateau," Fauci said addint that "the deceleration of cases is now plateaued, and in some areas of the country, we're starting t…

WSWS (2021-11-17). Deere workers denounce UAW sellout deal and call for continued strike action. wsws.org Despite intense pressure and intimidation by Deere, the UAW and the corporate media, there remains broad opposition among workers to the proposed contract, which is virtually identical to one they voted to reject two weeks ago.

_____ (2021-11-16). US Sends Clear Message To African Nations As It Turns Its Back On Ethiopia. popularresistance.org The corporate media in the United States is waging a misinformation campaign as part of the hybrid warfare being used to try to subjugate Ethiopia. Ajamu Baraka of the Black Alliance for Peace states there "is a coordinated effort to criminalize and delegitimize the Ethiopian state in order to cripple or balkanize it, maybe even to provide the political will for a direct military intervention." For 27 years, the United States-backed Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) ruled Ethiopia until it was overthrown by a popular movement in 2018. Ethiopians then elected their Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, who refuses to…

_____ (2021-11-16). Syria Massacre Coverup Shows Danger Of Assange Precedent. popularresistance.org Julian Assange currently sits in Belmarsh Prison waiting to find out if British judges will overturn a lower court's ruling against his extradition to the United States to be prosecuted under the Espionage Act for journalistic activity which exposed U.S. war crimes. War crimes not unlike those that were just exposed by The New York Times in its reporting on the Baghuz massacre. The precedent the U.S. government is trying to set with its persecution of Assange will, if successful, cast a chilling effect over journalism which scrutinizes the U.S. war machine, not just in the United States but around the world.

Staff (2021-11-16). Rittenhouse defense accuses prosecution of defaming teen in closing arguments. rt.com Defense attorneys for Kyle Rittenhouse have accused the prosecution of lying to jurors in their closing statements, saying the state's lawyers played "fast and loose" with the evidence to smear the teen as a murderer. | The defense and prosecution both made their final arguments before the jury on Monday, following eight days of testimony from dozens of witnesses and the screening of nearly 20 videos from the night of August 25, 2020 — when Rittenhouse, then 17, shot and killed two men and wounded a third during a violent bout of protests and rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He faces charges including first…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-16). Manufactured Cruelties: Belarus, Poland and the Refugee Crisis. southfront.org Click to see full-aize image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | Refugee crises are often manufactured by governments. They can be done at the source: war, famine, rapacious institutions. They can also be manufactured by the refusal of governments to accept those seeking asylum, sanctuary and refuge. | The latter is very much in evidence in Europe: governments of the European Union are staring down desperate humans keen to travel into the EU; Belarus, engaging in its own form of mega-trafficking, has become a cond…

KWORINOCO (2021-11-16). Gaddafi's Son to Run for President of Libya. orinocotribune.com Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya's overthrown former leader Muammar Gaddafi, registered himself this week as a candidate for the upcoming presidential elections planned for December 24. | The television channel Al Ahrar aired images of Saif in a building belonging to the Higher Election Commission in the southern city of Sabha, where he signed the necessary documents for his inscription. | In an interview with The New York Times published in July, Saif defended his father's legacy, suggested that it was time to return to the past, and hinted at his ambitions of becoming the leader of Libya. | "They raped the c…

Sam Knight (2021-11-16). Biden Administration Is Playing With Fire by Failing to Regulate Cryptocurrency. truthout.org The Biden administration declined to establish more stringent rules for part of the mushrooming cryptocurrency industry despite evidence that it could be at the heart of a massive scam which threatens broader economic well-being. | The President's Working Group on Financial Markets, a multiagency initiative tasked with attempting to ensure market orderliness, said in a report released on

Aaron Maté (2021-11-16). Syria's My Lai? US Massacred 70 Civilians and Covered it up. orinocotribune.com By Aaron Maté — Nov 14, 2021 | After killing dozens of Syrian civilians in a 2019 bombing, the US military exonerated itself and concealed evidence. It's the latest scandal for a shadowy US war in Syria that has evaded oversight. | The On March 18, 2019, amid a battle with Islamic State fighters, the US Air Force bombed a crowd of civilians taking shelter near the town of Baghuz, Syria, killing a rep…

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