2020-11-06: News Headlines

The Canary (2020-11-06). Met Police criticised after arresting 190 protesters and threatening journalists. thecanary.co Police have arrested 190 anti-lockdown protesters as hundreds of people marched through the streets of central London on the day tougher coronavirus (Covid-19) rules came into force in England. Officers also threatened members of the press who were covering the event, claiming they needed their permission to cover the protest.Restrictions: Officers urged demonstrators to go home as they took to the streets near Trafalgar Square on the evening of 5 November, warning those who had gathered that they were breaching coronavirus restrictions.Protesters, very few of whom were wearing face coverings, began to wal…

_____ (2020-11-06). Protesters Demand Elections Remain Untampered Across United States. popularresistance.org "Don't let Trump steal the election!" warned graphics shared on social media inviting protesters to a National Day of Protest for a People's Mandate in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The mandate sought to address what organizers from the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression called a "triple pandemic" of racism, COVID-19, and economic recession. | Earlier that day, before all votes from the 2020 elections had been counted, the 45th President prematurely declared victory in at least three states.

news.un (2020-11-06). World can save lives and 'end this pandemic, together' — WHO chief. news.un.org As the COVID-19 pandemic continues evolving, the world must "take all opportunities to learn and improve the response as we go", the UN health agency chief said on Friday.

news.un (2020-11-06). Long-term displacement worries for families hit hard by 'super typhoon' Goni. news.un.org The trail of devastation left by Typhoon Goni in the Philippines, runs straight through some heavily populated areas — including places where COVID-19 cases are high, and where returning migrants are concentrated – UN agencies reported on Friday.

G. Dunkel (2020-11-06). How COVID-19 reveals inequalities in the U.S. economy. workers.org The Trump administration has admitted it has no plan to get COVID-19 under control. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told CNN Oct. 25 that "We are not going to control the pandemic. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas." . . . |

Eve Ottenberg (2020-11-06). U.S. Foreign Policy is a Failure, Whoever's President. counterpunch.org The world recognizes what U.S. elites don't: the utter, total American failure to contain Covid-19 has damaged U.S. standing and will do so until the virus is controlled. Meanwhile, regional powers, China and Russia, cooperate and share resources, particularly vaccines. Cuba provides treatments, but the U.S. turns up its nose at Cuban medicine, even if it means more American covid patients die — this, though Cuba's pharmacopeia for this plague appears superior. China sends doctors and medicines across the globe. Russia opts for sane herd immunity — through vaccination. These countries act like adults.

WSWS (2020-11-06). US schools intensify student surveillance in the COVID-19 era. wsws.org Just last month, the University of Miami was caught using facial recognition technology to track down students who attended a peaceful protest against the school's reopening plans.

Mohammad Ersan (2020-11-06). Covid tears through Jordan on eve of parliamentary elections. middleeasteye.net Covid tears through Jordan on eve of parliamentary elections | After managing to keep a lid on coronavirus for months, the kingdom's healthcare system is overwhelmed and a senior official is being treated in Jerusalem | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 14: 58 | A man walks past a poster of one of the candidates ahead of parliamentary elections on 10 November, amid a second wave of the coronavirus (Reuters) | O…

WSWS (2020-11-06). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Spanish funeral workers in Madrid strike for more staff due to rising Covid deaths; Irish secondary school teachers vote to join growing global school walkouts against schools reopening; Union isolation paves way for sacking of Zimbabwean nurses on strike for four months…

Unnamed Nurse (2020-11-06). Video: British Healthcare Assistant Reveals the Lies on Covid Testing and the Lockdown. We Say No the Army and the Police. globalresearch.ca Transcript by Rawan R. Mhamsa | Oh, working as a healthcare assistant for the NHS. I don't think that the uniform to prove that I work for them, but today I'm publicly resigning. | OK, well. | I'm wearing this uniform sadly for …

Johanna Ross (2020-11-06). Former British Prime Minister May Leads Lockdown Rebellion as UK Struggles Against Second COVID Wave. globalresearch.ca Former Prime Minister Theresa May has led a backbench rebellion against a second lockdown, demanding the government provide more statistics on the adverse harm the first lockdown had on people's health. A total of fifty Conservative MPs rebelled against the …

news.un (2020-11-06). 'Emergency action' needed to prevent major polio, measles epidemics. news.un.org Globally, millions of children are at a heightened risk of polio and measles — dangerous but preventable diseases — amid disruptions to vital immunization programmes due to the coronavirus pandemic, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) have said.

MEE staff (2020-11-06). Israeli forces stop Palestinians attending Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa. middleeasteye.net Israeli forces stop Palestinians attending Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa | Worshippers barred from West Bank entry, with makeshift barriers erected at three gates in East Jerusalem's Old City | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 13: 53 | Palestinians, unable to reach the Al-Aqsa mosque compound amid strengthened restriction due to the coronavirus, perform Friday prayers in front of the Lion's Gate on 25 September (AFP) | Israeli f…

Jeremy Brecher (2020-11-06). People Power in the Coronavirus Depression. zcomm.org Whatever the future may hold, it is time to pay attention to what working people are already doing, and what potentials for self-organization and action that may open up for the future…

Staff (2020-11-06). Unemployment Falls to 6.9 Percent — But Don't Expect Improvements to Last. truthout.org The labor market continued to rebound from the spring shutdown, adding 638,000 jobs. The unemployment rate fell another percentage point to 6.9 percent. This still leaves the number of jobs 6.6 percent below the February level. | The jobs gains were broadly based across sectors. Construction added 84,000 jobs, which is consistent with other data showing a boom in residential construction. Employment in construction is now down by just 3.8 percent from its pre-pandemic level. Manufacturing also ha…

Kevin Barry (2020-11-06). The True Story of the 1918 "Spanish Flu" globalresearch.ca For long version of original Kevin Barry article, click For over a century, various entities that are involved in the propaganda machinery that has been tasked by the powers-that-be to advance American patriotism and corporate profiteering …

Fight Back (2020-11-06). New Orleans protesters march to defeat Trump, defend people's freedoms. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – On November 4, a coalition of progressive groups took to the streets under the slogan "Defeat Trump!" As the rally moved through the central business district, speakers highlighted local issues and areas of action in the city. | While the march came after the national election, it made broad demands. The group united around a shared progressive agenda and the need for more coalition actions. Marchers chanted, "Count the votes!" and "No justice, no peace, no racist police!" They also shouted their demands for housing, quality healthcare, economic relief, safe education, prison abolition and more.

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-11-06). Death-Grip by Fungal Ideas. counterpunch.org On 4 November 2020, Jeffrey St. Clair wrote: "I keep hoping that one day there'll be a presidential candidate who just says very plainly: I don't want to invade anyone else's country or drone their wedding parties; I don't want to torture anyone; I don't want your family to go bankrupt from the bills for

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-11-06). Roaming Charges: the Fog of Bores. counterpunch.org I keep hoping that one day there'll be a presidential candidate who just says very plainly: I don't want to invade anyone else's country or drone their wedding parties; I don't want to torture anyone; I don't want your family to go bankrupt from the bills for your daughter's chemo; I want you to be paid fairly for the work you do and not be preyed upon by bill collectors when you're unemployed; I want you to have a roof over your head and clean water to drink; I don't want your kids to go hungry at school or be thrown in jail for smoking grass or be shot by the police while walking home from the 7/11; I want you…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-06). Imperial refreshes strategy for achieving excellence in research and education. imperial.ac.uk The College Strategy 2020-2025 will guide Imperial's mission to achieve enduring excellence in research and education for the benefit of society.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-06). Friendship factors and solar storms: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

news.un (2020-11-05). Ahead of global health assembly, WHO stresses need for solidarity, preparation. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic can be defeated through science, solutions and solidarity, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, underlining one of its core messages throughout the crisis.

Djillali Annane, Nicholas Heming, Lamiae Grimaldi-Bensouda, Véronique Frémeaux-Bacchi, Marie Vigan, Anne-Laure Roux, Armance Marchal, Hugues Michelon, Martin Rottman, Pierre Moine, for the Garches COVID 19 Collaborative Group (2020-11-05). Eculizumab as an emergency treatment for adult patients with severe COVID-19 in the intensive care unit: A proof-of-concept study. thelancet.com Findings from this proof-of-concept study suggest eculizumab may improve survival and reduce hypoxia in patients with severe COVID-19. Randomized studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of this treatment approach are needed.

_____ (2020-11-05). Teachers Walk Off The Job After COVID-19 Outbreak. popularresistance.org Teachers and support staff at Glamorgan Junior Public School, in the Toronto borough of Scarborough, walked off the job Monday to protest school authorities' decision to keep the school open despite a major COVID-19 outbreak. The outbreak was declared last Friday after nine teachers and two students tested positive for the potentially lethal virus. Fifty-eight students have been ordered to quarantine. | The work stoppage continued yesterday as reports emerged of a further student testing positive. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has flatly refused to close the school…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-05). COVID-19 kills almost 17 Iranians every hour. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 05 (MNA) — According to the latest announced figures by the Iranian Health Ministry, 406 patients have succumbed to the COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

A. Castellitto (2020-11-05). COVID Testing: We've Been Duped. globalresearch.ca Lost in this whole pandemic hysteria are some key considerations that when carefully analyzed place the whole COVID-19 narrative in a highly questionable light. The gatekeepers of information dissimulation are manufacturing consent at an alarming rate, but their fatigue is …

WSWS (2020-11-05). Hospital fire in Brazil exposes criminal neglect of workers' lives. wsws.org A fire at a hospital in the state of Rio de Janeiro resulted in the deaths of eight people, at least three of them COVID-19 patients.

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-11-05). The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society. globalresearch.ca The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society,…

teleSUR (2020-11-05). PAHO Praises Mexico's Handling of the COVID-19 Pandemic. telesurenglish.net The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) highlighted Thursday Mexico's progress in reconverting hospitals to treat COVID-19 cases. | RELATED: | "It was not easy, mobility was reduced in almost all states to below 60 percent, and it is thanks to that effort, which is no less, in a country where half the population has to go out to work to survive, that this has been done," said PAHO's representative in Mexico Ch…

WSWS (2020-11-05). COVID-19 cases spike across US as health care workers struggle with understaffing in hospitals. wsws.org Nurses in California and Connecticut have held protests and strike votes to fight unsafe staffing levels as infections and hospitalizations rise across the US.

WSWS (2020-11-05). In closed-door meeting, top CEOs give Quebec Premier his marching orders. wsws.org Although the meeting was held in the greatest secrecy, there is no doubt that Legault was ordered to keep the economy "open" as COVID-19 cases surge, no matter the cost in human life.

teleSUR (2020-11-05). US COVID-19 Cases Surpass 9.5 Mln -Johns Hopkins University. telesurenglish.net The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 9.5 million on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. | U.S. COVID-19 case count rose to 9,516,790, with the national death toll reaching 234,011, as of 12: 25 p.m. local time (1625 GMT), according to the CSSE. | RELATED: | Texas recently surpassed California to become the U.S. state with the…

The Canary (2020-11-05). Serco profits soar while Test and Trace reaches lowest ever proportion of contacts. thecanary.co The NHS Test and Trace system has reached the lowest ever proportion of contacts of people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) in England.Four in 10 close contacts of people who tested positive are still not being reached by the system, at the same time as it recorded its highest weekly number of positive cases.A total of 137,180 people tested positive for Covid-19 in England at least once in the week to 28 October — an increase of 8% on the previous week and the highest weekly number since Test and Trace was launched at the end of May.According to the latest figures, 59.9% of close contacts of pe…

WSWS (2020-11-05). As Boris Johnson's partial lockdown begins: The working class must intervene to prevent COVID-19 catastrophe. wsws.org The Labour Party and the trade unions stand exposed by this crisis as accomplices of the Johnson government. Opposition to the government is growing, but it can only go forward by developing a new political programme and leadership.

RT (2020-11-05). Italian regional leaders outraged over govt's coronavirus red zones policy. rt.com Local and regional politicians across Italy have expressed outrage over Rome's decision to single out certain areas and designate them Covid-19 red zones, as the country fights to control the spread of the virus. | The government has announced that four regions — Calabria, Lombardy, Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta — will be designated coronavirus red zones and face partial shutdowns, as part of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's plan to combat soaring case numbers. | Two other regions, Puglia and Sicily, will be labelled as orange zones, having some restrictions imposed upon them, while 14 regions will remai…

RT (2020-11-05). Covid-19 death toll surpasses 6,000 in Sweden as PM warns situation 'going in wrong direction quickly'. rt.com With five more fatalities on Thursday, Sweden's Covid death toll has hit 6,002. The country is facing a "serious situation" due to a spike in infections, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said as he himself went into isolation. | Lofven announced that he'll be working from home because a person from his social circle was in contact with someone who had been diagnosed with the coronavirus. | "It's the only responsible thing to do in this situation," the PM

WSWS (2020-11-05). Sri Lankan government rejects total lockdown amid surging COVID-19 infections. wsws.org The Rajapakse regime's decisions are aimed at continuing corporate operations, particularly factory production for exports, forcing workers to stay on the job.

RT (2020-11-05). Joe Biden sees 'NO DOUBT' of winning presidency, urges supporters to be patient, calls system 'envy of the world'. rt.com Democrat Joe Biden said he's certain he will soon be named the winner of Tuesday's presidential election and repeated his demand that all votes be counted amid allegations by President Donald Trump of fraudulent ballots. | "We have no doubt that when the count is finished, Senator [Kamala] Harris and I will be declared the winners," Biden said Thursday. "So, I ask everyone to stay calm, all people to stay calm. The process is working, the count is being completed, we'll know very soon." | I spent the afternoon attending briefings on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the state of the economy. Tune in as I provide…

The Canary (2020-11-05). About 30,000 health service staff off work due to coronavirus. thecanary.co Around 30,000 NHS staff are self-isolating or off work due to coronavirus (Covid-19), the organisation's chief executive has said. | Isolation: | NHS boss Simon Stevens said the numbers underlined the need to control the spread of coronavirus in order to protect the care that could be offered in the health service. Appearing at a Downing Street press conference on 5 November, he was asked if coronavirus-related restrictions could last into the new year to help keep routine NHS services going. | Simon said: This will be a function of how well we are collectively able to get the infection rate down over the…

WSWS (2020-11-05). German teachers, students and parents oppose keeping schools open as pandemic spreads. wsws.org As new COVID-19 cases explode due to the German government's deliberate policy of mass infection, strong opposition to keeping schools open is growing.

WSWS (2020-11-05). Three short films—including The Present, about the brutality of Israeli checkpoints. wsws.org Oppression of the Palestinians, child hunger and the COVID-19 pandemic are dealt with in two short films and an hour-long documentary.

WSWS (2020-11-05). After delayed and inadequate lockdown measures, COVID-19 second wave overwhelms France. wsws.org The government's policies are dictated by its willingness to tolerate catastrophic levels of death.

Editor (2020-11-05). Este sistema está enfermo. workers.org La crisis de COVID-19 está arrojando una luz evidente sobre las contradicciones y los fracasos del capitalismo. Millones de vidas están en riesgo, y no tiene por qué ser así. Aquí en los Estados Unidos —un país que durante más de un siglo ha estado a la vanguardia de las . . . |

WSWS (2020-11-05). College student, 20, found dead in dorm room after testing positive for COVID-19. wsws.org The young student died in her dorm room while in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 and being sent home from the hospital.

WSWS (2020-11-05). Surge in coronavirus pandemic produces deadly situation in hospitals throughout Europe. wsws.org Experts are warning of the consequences of a shortage of staff and intensive care beds as a massive increase in COVID-19 infections pushes hospitals throughout Europe to their limits.

RT (2020-11-05). 'Willing to lose my business for what I believe in': UK gym owner ARRESTED & patrons fined hours into second Covid-19 lockdown. rt.com Police in Essex have arrested the owner of a Harlow gym on day one of the UK's draconian national lockdown, hours after she vowed to stay open and accused the government of inflating Covid-19 statistics. Patrons were also fined. | Video shot outside the Ripped Gym in Wych Elm on Thursday shows dozens of Essex Police officers and several police cars on the scene as an officer demands that a woman believed to be the owner accept a £1,000 fine for breaching the newly implemented lockdown. | Gym owner in Harlow, Essex arrested this morning for opening their business. | We need to see more of this non-complia…

Unredacted (2020-11-05). It's All Wrong: Sage U.K. Forecast of 4,000 Deaths a Day Is 'Misleading'. globalresearch.ca The forecast of 4,000 people dying per day from COVID-19 by next month could be four or five times too high and does not reflect the current situation, a leading Oxford professor has warned. | The incredible figure was presented by…

RT (2020-11-05). Kremlin says coronavirus situation 'tense but under control' as Omsk region health chief fired over shortage of beds. rt.com President Vladimir Putin's spokesman sought to reassure Russians on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic in the country is under control. Meanwhile, a number of cities across the country are bracing for a rise in cases. | Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the president is aware of a number of failings of local healthcare systems, saying that "the epidemic is developing, and it is continuing. The situation is indeed very tense, but it is under control. Unfortunately, in some regions we see disruptions, the president knows about them and there is a system in place to respond to them." | The news comes as Russi…

Manlio Dinucci (2020-11-05). Fukushima, the Nuclear Pandemic Spreads. globalresearch.ca It was not Covid, therefore the news went almost unnoticed: Japan will release over a million tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. The catastrophic incident in Fukushima was triggered by the Tsunami that …

QuickTestNow (2020-11-05). IMD Path and Quick Test Now Launch Antioch COVID Testing Site. indybay.org IMD Path and Quick Test Now launch a COVID testing site in Antioch, California.