2020-11-24: News Headlines

Eliane Brum (2020-11-24). Coronavirus report from Brazil: Yanomami mothers beg for their babies' bodies. peoplesworld.org The indignity with which the Indigenous people are being treated in the COVID-19 pandemic opened a new and appalling chapter in the Brazilian government's violation of the rights of its original inhabitants. Three women are living a nightmare for which it will be necessary to invent a name. They are Sanà∂mas, part of the Yanomami …

WSWS (2020-11-24). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Health care workers in Argentina, hospital workers in Chile along with medical staff in Uruguay and Paraguay have conducted strikes and protests over inadequate government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

B.N. Frank (2020-11-24). More New Wearable COVID Tech that Constantly Tracks and Zaps People. globalresearch.ca There seems to be no shortage of invasive technology being invented, deployed, and worn in an effort to detect COVID-19 symptoms and/or track people's whereabouts and personal encounters. Devices are being worn by

Rep. Ron Paul (2020-11-24). On Coronavirus, We Must Not Allow Politics to Dictate Science. globalresearch.ca In these past couple of weeks, two important studies have been published that could dramatically increase our understanding of the Covid-19 disease. Adding to the science of how we understand and treat this disease is something that should be welcomed, …

Dean Baker (2020-11-24). How Many Lives Would Have Been Saved, If We Had Cooperated on a Vaccine With China? counterpunch.org We know that Republican office holders are not allowed to say that Joe Biden won the election. Apparently there is a similar ban in place for news outlets when it comes to the question of the United States collaborating with China, and other countries, in developing vaccines against the pandemic. In recent days, there have

WSWS (2020-11-24). Chicago nursing home workers launch strike against poverty wages, lack of protection from COVID-19. wsws.org Nearly 700 certified nursing assistants and other workers walked out Monday morning for higher pay, more staffing and protections against COVID-19.

WSWS (2020-11-24). A month after being hired at suburban Detroit Fiat Chrysler plant, worker dies from COVID-19. wsws.org Stevie Brown, a temporary part-time worker at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant, is the latest victim of the murderous policy of keeping the factories open even as they have become a major vector in the spread of the deadly disease.

Ralph Lopez (2020-11-24). Chief Science Officer for Pfizer Says "Second Wave" Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests, "Pandemic Is Over" globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on September 24, 2020 | In a stunning development, a former Chief Science Officer for the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer says "there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen." The "Big Pharma" insider asserts …

Brian Shilhavy (2020-11-24). Law Enforcement Across the U.S. Overwhelmingly Refusing to Enforce COVID Orders — Will the Public Follow? globalresearch.ca As literally millions of people take to the streets all across Europe to protest new COVID orders as many face a second "lockdown" this year in the name of COVID, there is growing evidence that as states in the U.S. …

Thomas Stephens (2020-11-24). Licensed to Kill. counterpunch.org The name's Capitalism. Racial Capitalism. Like a totalized 21st century social system, like a smoother corporate bureaucratic James Bond. Racial capitalism: naming systemic inequalities exposed by post-George Floyd BLM resistance, and revealed by the Covid pandemic's disparate racial impacts. Racial capitalism now is settler-colonialist neoliberalism, with the genocide accelerated more up front and center in

Mark Gruenberg (2020-11-24). Poor People's Campaign mourns COVID dead, demands immediate help for workers. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Demanding justice for the living and remembering those killed by the coronavirus, car caravans organized by the New Poor People's Campaign descended Nov. 23 on Washington, D.C., and 25 state capitals to demand further financial and medical relief from top government officials in the nation's fight against that modern-day plague. "In their memory, we must …

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-24). World leading experts in health, science and economics discuss post-Covid world. imperial.ac.uk The world's leading experts in health, science and economics discussed…

_____ (2020-11-24). Interview With Striking Nurse In Philadelphia Suburb. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, November 17, nurses at St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, went on strike after management refused to establish safe staffing ratios to confront the growing numbers of Covid cases at the hospital. Left Voice spoke with Drew, who has been a nurse for three years and, for the last year, has worked in the inpatient Endoscopy unit at the hospital. He is a rank-and-file member of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), which represents nurses at St. Mary, and has been on the picket line during the strike.

The Canary (2020-11-24). Nearly three in five support staff have seen coronavirus outbreaks in school. thecanary.co The majority of school staff have experienced coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreaks in their school since the start of the pandemic, a survey suggests. | School support staff said they felt "anxious" and "scared for their life" while working in schools, according to a report by the GMB union. | The survey of more than 7,100 support staff found that more than two in three (68%) said testing is not available in school for pupils and staff with coronavirus symptoms. | Nearly three in five (58%) school staff in England reported that outbreaks have taken place in their school. | The poll of teaching assistants, administrat…

Jasmine Norden (2020-11-24). A new vision shows how we can support each other, rebuild the economy and save the planet. thecanary.co A research group is calling on the government to implement new policies to rebuild the economy after coronavirus (Covid-19). | The New Economics Foundation has unveiled a set of There are three main demands. Firstly, the foundation suggested guaranteeing a living income of £227 a week. It further recommended guaranteeing furlough for as long as social distancing is in place a…

Bryce Covert (2020-11-24). Despite the CDC's Eviction Ban, Thousands of Tenants Are Losing Their Homes. thenation.com Despite the CDC's Eviction Ban, Thousands of Tenants Are Losing Their Homes…

RT (2020-11-24). Commercial interests & Russia/West geopolitical struggle combine to make race for Covid-19 vaccines a new battleground. rt.com It seems that the struggle to find a remedy to deal with coronavirus is being overtaken by geopolitical rivalries and prejudice. Not to mention the commercial interests at stake in a market potentially worth up to $100 billion. | Another vaccine has entered the race to rid the world of the Covid-19 pandemic, but unlike the US version, when the team behind the British-produced AstraZeneca product announced its successful preliminary trial results, the company's shares plummeted in trading on Monday. | By contrast, US pharma giant Pfizer's earlier announcement, on November 9, saw stock markets around the world (…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Iran's daily COVID-19 infections exceed 13,700. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — According to the latest announced figures by the Iranian Health Ministry, 13,721 new COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Iran to be able to mass-produce corona vaccine: Pres. Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Islamic Republic of Iran will be able to mass-produce coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccines.

RT (2020-11-24). Cool for Yule: UK's four nations agree to relax coronavirus restrictions for Christmas. rt.com Covid-19 won't become the Grinch that steals Christmas from Britons, as England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have agreed to relax, for the festive season, the restrictions aimed at slowing the second wave of the pandemic. | Authorities in each of the devolved states had introduced their own curbs to tackle the spread of the virus, which has already infected around 1.5 million and killed more than 55,800 people across the UK. However, following talks between the leaders of the four UK states on Tuesday, they jointly decided to settle on a common approach for the upcoming festive period. | The restricti…

RT (2020-11-24). Over 1 BILLION doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against Covid expected in 2021 as producer promises low prices. rt.com More than 500 million people will be able to take the pioneering Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus next year. Its developers say the two-shot jab will be sold cheaper than those of its foreign competitors. | The drug will be produced not only in Russia but also by "leading foreign pharmaceutical companies" who agreed to cooperation deals with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). Talks with additional international partners are underway to further increase production capacity. | "Sputnik V will be two or more times cheaper than mRNA vaccines with similar efficacy levels," RDIF said in a st…

Anand Naidoo (2020-11-24). The Heat: G20 Summit. america.cgtn.com World leaders get together for an online G20 Summit. What did they have to say about COVID-19, the global economy and climate change?>

Margaret Flowers (2020-11-24). The Imperative To Achieve National Improved Medicare For All. zcomm.org The majority of people in the United States support a universal healthcare system. The opportunity to win it is now because the recession means our uninsured numbers will soar and the current healthcare system cannot address the COVID-19 crisis…

Collective 20 (2020-11-24). From 2000 Feet. zcomm.org The Covid-19 global pandemic has illuminated the stark reality of whose labor it is that sustains our families, our communities, our clinics, our schools, our eldercare institutions, farms and food chains…

AEFAFA (2020-11-24). Tuesday 11/24: COVID-19 in the Amazon: Stories from the Fronlines of Indigenous & Traditional Communities. indybay.org Online event…

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-11-24). Covid Is Not The Threat. thealtworld.com Covid is a real virus. It is a threat to a small minority of the population—primarily people with poor immune systems and comorbidities. | There are inexpensive ways of boosting immune systems with supplements, such as zinc, vitimans C and D3, Beta Glucan, and NAC. But public health officials have not educated the public about the value of supplements in the Covid battle. The reason is that so-called public health officials are shills for Big Pharma's profits, and Big Pharma regards good immune systems as a hindrence to profits. | There are also two effective, safe, and inexpensive cures for Covid. One is t…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2020-11-24). COVID Is Not the Threat. globalresearch.ca Covid is a real virus. It is a threat to a small minority of the population—primarily people with poor immune systems and comorbidities. | There are inexpensive ways of boosting immune systems with supplements, such as zinc, vitimans C and D3, …

Shatha Hammad (2020-11-24). What did the PA gain for resuming security coordination with Israel? middleeasteye.net What did the PA gain for resuming security coordination with Israel? | Activists say they expect the Palestinian Authority to crackdown on dissent, as Palestinians criticise a return to the coordination policy | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 14: 37 | Palestinian Authority security forces stop vehicles at a checkpoint in Nablus in the occupied West Bank on 2 July 2020, after authorities reimposed a Covid-19 loc…

Staff (2020-11-24). Betting Pool? Tyson Managers Bet on How Many Workers Would Get COVID. Advocates Call It Grim Pattern. democracynow.org The family of a former meatpacker who died from COVID-19 alleges in a lawsuit that managers at a Tyson Foods plant in Iowa knew working conditions would result in illness, and even placed bets on how many workers would be infected. The family of Isidro Fernandez, who died in April, says the plant manager set up a winner-take-all betting pool for supervisors and managers to wager on coronavirus infections. Since the start of the pandemic, at least six workers have died and more than 1,000 tested positive for COVID-19 at the Iowa facility. Tyson Foods has suspended the managers involved in the alleged betting schem…

Staff (2020-11-24). Economists Argue to "Use Debt, Go Big, and Stay Big" With COVID Relief Package. truthout.org To forestall the nation's ongoing plunge into financial devastation as some crucial relief programs expire and others are

Patrick Cockburn (2020-11-24). America and Britain are big losers on world stage as they fail to control Covid. zcomm.org "It was clear that none of the great powers were looking to the multilateral system to provide an answer [to the epidemic]. As the death count rose, every country acted as if it was on its own, closing borders, stockpiling medical equipment, and introducing export controls."

Speak Out Now (2020-11-24). Saturday 12/5: The Covid Crisis: The Response in France (Online). indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

teleSUR (2020-11-24). Argentina: Defense, Health Ministries Ready for Vaccination. telesurenglish.net Argentina's ministries of defense and health are preparing for a large-scale vaccination campaign against the new coronavirus by planning the vaccines' cold-storage delivery and distribution. | RELATED: | "We have been working with the Ministry of Health for a month. First the ministers had a meeting, and now our teams are working together, coordinating almost daily," Defense Minister Agustin Rossi said. | To…

The Canary (2020-11-24). Community mental health services are letting people down just when they need them the most. thecanary.co Experiences of community mental health services are consistently poor and the coronavirus pandemic will prompt a rise in people seeking help at crisis point, the care regulator has warned. | "Few positive results": | People reported poor experiences of NHS community mental health services relating to access to care, crisis care and support for wider needs and "few positive results", the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said. | Many of those receiving care did not always receive support for their physical health needs or finding advice on managing finances or employment, the regulator said. Significant propor…

PAI (2020-11-24). Postal union leaders: Pandemic-driven mail decline emphasizes need for USPS aid. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—The decline in money-making first-class mail, as businesses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, emphasizes—again—the need for federal aid to keep…

Patrick Cockburn (2020-11-24). America and Britain are the Big Losers on the World Stage. counterpunch.org Lockdowns are unnecessary if the use of masks is practiced by 95 per cent of the population, says Dr Hans Kluge, the World Health Organisation's European chief. This is good to know, though it is a pity that the WHO did not make the point more forcefully in March as the pandemic was exploding across

Marlee Kokotovic (2020-11-24). CO2 levels hit record high despite pandemic lockdowns. nationofchange.org Scientists calculate that emissions must fall by half by 2030 to give a good chance of limiting global heating.

Jen Pelz (2020-11-24). Unleash a Desert River and Its Wisdom. counterpunch.org As the global pandemic rages, I am set adrift without connection to my home anchor. This charmed place with the monochromatic desert landscapes and auburn central river are but a distant memory. I breathe in the thirsty air and watch a pair of coyotes skulk through the urban refuge in my hometown. The geese snub

_____ (2020-11-24). Neighbors Explain What Protests Against Systemic Racism Mean To Them. popularresistance.org Demonstrators took to the D.C. streets in late May, protesting police brutality and the systemic racism Black people face. It was part of a larger movement inspired by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but Floyd wasn't the only name protesters chanted. They called for justice for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and, more locally, Marqueese Alston, D'Quan Young, and others. In September, a new name was added to the list: Deon Kay. | The demonstrations have taken place against the backdrop of a pandemic that has disproportionately impacted Black and Latino Americans, including in D.C.

Dr. Russell Blaylock (2020-11-24). Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to the Healthy. globalresearch.ca First published by GR on May 26, 2020 | "By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain." — Russell Blaylock, …

_____ (2020-11-24). Report: Incarceration Destabilizes Neighborhood Economies. popularresistance.org A report released by the Maryland Center for Economic Policy suggests decreasing the state's prison budget will lead to a healthier economy and increased public safety. | The report, released Wednesday, found that Black Marylanders are 4 1/2 times more likely to serve prison sentences than any other racial or ethnic group. Indigenous Maryland residents are twice as likely to be incarcerated than any other racial or ethnic group. | "None of what we're doing is making any of us safer and it's most certainly not making those Black communities that are being robbed of human capital ‚Äï it's not making…

John C. A. Manley (2020-11-24). Medical Doctor Warns that "Bacterial Pneumonias Are on the Rise" from Mask Wearing. globalresearch.ca First published in October 2020 | "A group is suing Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Tulsa Health Department Executive Director Bruce Dart, saying the city's mask mandate is harmful to healthy people," reports

Emily Apple (2020-11-24). One sentence from Matt Hancock shows he's clueless about reality for most working Brits. thecanary.co On 24 November, health secretary Matt Hancock addressed a joint session of the Health and Social Care Committee and the Science and Technology Committee. | But one sentence from Hancock showed just how clueless he is about the reality for most workers in the UK. Hancock stated: We are peculiarly unusual and outliers in soldiering on and still going to work, and it kind of being the culture that 'as long as you can get out of bed you still should get into work. | What's really peculiar?: | Financial Times journalist Sarah O'Connor didn't pull any punches in her analysis of what's really peculiar about this…

WSWS (2020-11-24). Strikes and protests across Germany against regular school operations. wsws.org Faced with mass infections at schools and a cover-up by the federal and state governments, students throughout Germany are beginning to take the protection of their health and that of their families into their own hands.

Doctors for Assange (2020-11-24). Doctors for Assange Statement. Ongoing Torture and Neglect. globalresearch.ca Sunday 22nd November 2020 marked 12 months since doctors from around the world Since …

Princess Harmony (2020-11-24). Oppose DEA surveillance plan! workers.org The Drug Enforcement Administration is seeking more control and surveillance in the lives of people who use opioids, particularly people who use the medications buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex, Sublocade, Bunavail, or Zubsolv) and methadone (Diskets, Methadose). The DEA's mission in this regard is, on paper, to prevent diversion — the sharing . . . |

MEE staff (2020-11-24). HRW calls on Saudi Arabia to reveal status of detained Uighurs. middleeasteye.net HRW calls on Saudi Arabia to reveal status of detained Uighurs | Aimadoula Waili and Nurmemet Rozi were arrested last week by Saudi authorities and risk deportation and torture in China, rights group says | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 20: 05 | Human Rights Watch has called on Saudi authorities to 'immediately disclose' the status of Hemdullah Abduweli and Nurmemet Rozi (AFP/File photo) | Human Rights Watch has called on…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-24). Imperial is part of major festival that aims to reach 66 million people globally. imperial.ac.uk Imperial scientist is part of creative team selected for developing Festival UK 2022, a national event celebrating the UK's creativity and innovation.

commondreams (2020-11-23). Report: Fossil Fuel Industry Received Up To $15 Billion in COVID-19 Direct Relief. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-11-23). Oxfam Reaction To Astrazeneca/Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Results. commondreams.org ______________________________…