Daily Archives: November 1, 2021

2021-11-01: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-11-01). Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 5 million: Government policies promote mass death. wsws.org Amid the ongoing wave of mass death, governments worldwide are scrapping all remaining measures to contain or slow the spread of COVID-19, with the grotesque mantra that society must "learn to live with the virus."

RT (2021-11-01). US Extradition: "If Julian Assange Dies, He Would Have Been Tortured to Death!" — Nils Melzer. dissidentvoice.org We speak to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer on the trial of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. He discusses his assessment that Julian Assange has been psychologically tortured by UK authorities, why it has become harder for the UK courts to refuse the US extradition request, the parallels between the video of the …

Editor (2021-11-01). Cuba-Vietnam: on the road to vaccine self-reliance. mronline.org Unlike the agreements entered into by Western multinational corporations such as Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, the Cuba-Vietnam agreement sets a precedent of solidarity and prioritizes people's health over business profits.

Staff (2021-11-01). Venezuela Reports 794 New COVID-19 Cases on Saturday. orinocotribune.com On Saturday, October 30, Venezuela recorded 794 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, of them, 792 were of community transmission and 2 were imported from Panama with entry through the state of La Guaira. This was reported by Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez. | Through her Twitter account, Rodríguez, the head of the Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19, reported that the community cases of the day were registered in 20 states: Carabobo (184), Lara (144), Yaracuy (101), Miranda (84), La Guaira (76), Caracas (64), Zulia (55), Trujillo (22), Sucre (15), Aragua (14), Barinas (…

Tom Conway (2021-11-01). Hospitals at risk of collapse, workers pull 14 — 16 hour shifts. peoplesworld.org So many people with COVID-19 sought treatment at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in recent months that the hospital triaged patients outside the facility and set up a makeshift ward in the main lobby. Many workers put in 14 and 16-hour shifts to keep the Southern California facility operating during the crisis, with some comforting the …

WSWS (2021-11-01). SEP electoral members speak out on Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws and the socialist program to eliminate COVID-19. wsws.org "The virus has been used for the most enormous shift from the poor to the rich in the history of capitalism."

WSWS (2021-11-01). Papua New Guinea morgues overflow as COVID-19 cases surge. wsws.org The mass burial highlights the social catastrophe being exacerbated by the homicidal pro-business policies of the PNG ruling elite, in the face of the ongoing Delta outbreak.

teleSUR (2021-11-01). G20 Summit Ends With Emphasis On Climate, Global Corporate Tax. telesurenglish.net The Group of 20 summit drew to a close on Sunday, with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi saying that progress on key issues including climate change, COVID-19 vaccines distribution, and global tax reform made him "profoundly optimistic" about the role multilateralism can play in global affairs. | RELATED: | Leaders from the world's major economies met, virtually or in person, in Rome on Saturday and Sunday to forma…

teleSUR (2021-11-01). COP26 Begins As Countries Plan Future Actions On Climate Change. telesurenglish.net The 26th United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26), delayed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, kicked off on Sunday in Glasgow, Scotland. | RELATED: | "We postponed COP26 by a year. But during that year, climate change did not take time off… And we know that the window to keep 1.5 degrees within reach is closing… We know that our shared planet is changing for the worse. And we can o…

WSWS (2021-11-01). Australia's reckless pro-business reopening proceeding apace as international travel resumes. wsws.org In the space of less than a month, lockdowns have been overturned and most safety restrictions lifted in the two most populous states, even though they continue to be hit by COVID outbreaks.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-01). No Jab, No Job: Ice Cube Forced Off Popular Sony Movie For Refusing Covid Vaccine. moguldom.com Ice Cube has walked away from co-starring opposite Jack Black and a $9 million dollar payday because producers have mandated the cast get the covid-19 vaccine. The film "Oh Hell No," seems to be in line with Cube's sentiments. According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Ice Cube departed the upcoming Sony comedy last week. Cube, …

WSWS (2021-11-01). US and international media demand China end "zero-COVID" strategy. wsws.org The real question is not why China is the "Last 'Zero Covid' holdout," but why other governments have pursued murderous policies that continue to cause infections and deaths on a mass scale.

WSWS (2021-11-01). Ukraine's daily COVID-19 cases and deaths hit record highs. wsws.org The reckless policies of the Ukrainian ruling class have led to a health disaster that shows no signs of ending.

Suadad al-Salhy (2021-11-01). Iraq elections: As Sadr seeks full control, Maliki woos his bruised opponents. middleeasteye.net Iraq elections: As Sadr seeks full control, Maliki woos his bruised opponents | The Sadrists hope to do away with Iraq's power-sharing system and rule alone. That has given Maliki's camp new hope the former prime minister can grow in influence | Mon, 11/01/2021 – 14: 43 | A man rides his bicycle past a poster depicting Moqtada al-Sadr, whose party was the biggest winner in election, and his l…

Editor2 (2021-11-01). US Lawyers Argue Assange Healthy Enough to be Sent to His Death. orinocotribune.com By Richard Medhurst — Oct 29, 2021 | Criminalizing journalism: The United States puts Assange's mental health on trial at the High Court, while offering worthless assurances that cannot be trusted. | This week at the High Court in London, US lawyers appealed against a UK judge's decision in January not to extradite Australian journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Baraitser blocked the extradition on grounds it would be oppressive to his health, and that US prison conditions are too inhumane. Accredited journalist Richard Medhurst reports: | Some background information first: Assange's extradition…

WSWS (2021-11-01). Strikes at Huntington, West Virginia hospital and metal production facility. wsws.org Workers at two of the largest employers in Huntington are fighting against poor wages, health insurance premium hikes, and more.

WSWS (2021-11-01). UAW-Deere contract "highlights" show deal again fails to meet workers' demands. wsws.org The contract, which the UAW is trying to ram through in a vote on Tuesday, once again fails to meet workers' demands for major wage increases, the restoration of retiree health care and significant improvements to working conditions.

Aseel Jundi (2021-11-01). How Israel's use of skunk water is damaging Palestinian health and economy. middleeasteye.net How Israel's use of skunk water is damaging Palestinian health and economy | Life is becoming unbearable for Palestinian business owners as repeated sprayings of skunk water by Israeli police ruin their wares | Mon, 11/01/2021 – 09: 45 | An Israeli police van fires skunk water in Jerusalem, 24 October, 2021 (MEE/Aseel Jundi) | Kamal Abu Qwaider is one of a number of businessmen who set up shop arou…

teleSUR (2021-11-01). Assange's Isolation In UK Prison Risks His Life: UN Rapporteur. telesurenglish.net In an interview with the outlet Russia Today on Saturday, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer stated that the psychological problems that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces stem from the abuse he suffers in U.K. Belmarsh high-security prison. | RELATED: | Melzer visited Assange at Belmarsh prison in May 2019 with a team of medical experts, all of whom concluded that this acti…

Fight Back (2021-11-01). Spokesperson for New People's Army murdered by Armed Forces of Philippines. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Oct. 31 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | Ka Oris (Jorge Madlos), spokesperson of the New People's Army (NPA), was not killed in an armed encounter. He was ambushed on the road between Impasug-ong town proper and the national highway at 8 pm of Oct 29. He and his medical aide were riding a motorcycle on their way to seek medical treatment. This is according to his wife Ka Maria Malaya. | Ka Oris and aide Eighfel Dela Peña (Ka Pika) were both unarmed when ambushed. Whether they were ambushed while moving or were accosted and thereafte…

Luis Feliz León (2021-11-01). Beneath Striketober Fanfare, The Lower Frequencies of Class Struggle. zcomm.org As the rich and comfortable stayed indoors and rode out the worst months of the pandemic on their Peloton bikes, workers around the country shifted into a different gear…

WSWS (2021-11-01). Big Three automakers release earnings reports for third quarter of 2021. wsws.org In spite of overall year-over-year declines, the Big Three US automakers' earnings reflect a ramping up of the exploitation of the global working class in the face of a global pandemic and supply chain crisis.

MEE staff (2021-11-01). Guantanamo Bay: US military jury condemns detainee's torture. middleeasteye.net Guantanamo Bay: US military jury condemns detainee's torture | A panel of jurors urged clemency for Majid Khan, who last week openly described his torture at CIA black sites | Mon, 11/01/2021 – 16: 44 | The US flag at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on 7 August 2013 (AFP) | A jury of

Labor Video Project (2021-10-31). SF Protest Against BlackRock & The Destruction of The Climate By Corporations & Government. indybay.org Healthcare workers, teachers, students and community activists protested against BlackRock in San Francisco because of their investments in fossil fuels. Many painted murals on the streets surrounding the $8 trillion hedge fund.

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). Xi urges G20 inclusiveness, solidarity amid COVID-19 at Rome summit. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday addressed the Group of 20 (G20) leaders' summit via video link, calling on its members to shoulder due responsibilities and uphold openness, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation for forging a community with a shared future for mankind.

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). Xi denounces stigmatization of COVID-19 virus, politicization of origins tracing. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday said that stigmatization of the COVID-19 virus and politicization of origins tracing run counter to the spirit of solidarity against the pandemic.

_____ (2021-10-31). COVID Hit The Working Class Hardest, But The Traditional Left Is Deaf To Them. popularresistance.org The ruling class across Europe and in the US would rather see people divided than united against oligarchy, that's why Left populism coupled with the working-class outlook represents a greater threat to the establishment. | In the aftermath of the recent German Federal election many people were wondering how Die Linke (The Left) had become so relegated to the sidelines as to lose 30 seats and become the smallest party in Germany's parliament. | Many liberal publications were quick to place blame on Sahra Wagenknecht, one of Die Linke's most prolific politicians, for the release of her book "The Self Righteous." I…

WSWS (2021-10-31). BBC rejects David Hare's play about COVID: Ensuring there is nothing to see here. wsws.org The BBC's refusal to take Beat the Devil confirms that the failure to address the pandemic is not only an artistic failure, but a refusal to challenge an undeclared policy of the major producers and broadcasters.

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). Putin urges mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccines among G20 members. ecns.cn Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday proposed that the Group of 20 (G20) countries should solve as soon as possible the problem of mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination certificates.

sputniknews (2021-10-31). China Accuses US of Politicization of COVID-19 Origin After Report of Intelligence Service. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – The report made by the US intelligence community on the origins of COVID-19 is politicized, unscientific, and unreliable, and Washington is obsessed with political manipulations that can damage the global efforts in fighting the pandemic, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Sunday.

sputniknews (2021-10-31). Second Day of G20 Leaders' Summit 2021 in Rome. sputniknews.com The leaders of the world's 20 largest economies gathered for a two-day in-person summit on in Rome in a bid to work out steps to end the COVID-19 pandemic, shore up the struggling global economy and discuss climate change.

Muhammed Shabeer (2021-10-31). 'Landlord, Landlord, My roof has sprung a leak'. peoplesdispatch.org The COVID-19 pandemic and the socio-economic crisis worsened by it has affected people from all walks of lives across the world, with the working class being forced to bear the burden of the ongoing crisis. In most parts of the world, the common peoples' tax money has been used by governments to save big businesses, while small-scale enterprises and the livelihoods of millions of people have been ruined in this period due to lockdowns and other rotating restrictions to contain the pandemic. | Many sections of society have adapted to this 'new normalcy' and slowly started reconfiguring their lives, especially as d…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-31). The Covid "Vaccine" and "Herd Immunity": Changing the Definitions. globalresearch.ca The …

Jubilee USA Network (2021-10-31). G20 Focuses on Vaccines, Health, Economy and Climate During Rome Summit. indybay.org President Biden joins G20 heads of state in Rome to discuss COVID response, vaccines, debt, economic crisis and climate policies. This is the first in-person meeting of the leaders since before the onset of the pandemic.

Fight Back (2021-10-31). Tallahassee: Community demands dropping charges against Ben Grant and Tally 19. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On October 28 the Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) gathered with other community groups to demand State Attorney Jack Campbell drop felony charges against Ben Grant and all members of the #Tally19, a group of protesters who were arrested for participating in a Black Lives Matter protest in Tallahassee. | "We need to drop the [felony] charges against the #Tally19. It makes no sense. It's anti-Black and it's anti-queer and we need this to stop now. We need CPAC now, we need the People's Budget now, and we need to drop the charges," said Ariel Ynovy, a leading organizer for Black Voter…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-31). Mayo Clinic Q and A: High-dose flu vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 65 and had my annual physical. This year, my doctor recommended that I receive a high-dose flu vaccine. Why do I need a high-dose vaccine? ANSWER: Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system, including your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza, commonly called the flu, is not the same as stomach flu, which is an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why it's important for kids to be vaccinated for flu. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Flu season typically starts in the U.S. in November, December. That's why it's important to get your flu shot now. Mayo Clinic health experts say it's the best tool for preventing the flu. And kids of almost every age are eligible. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/zwAGf1V9iUw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 01) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Winter is coming. And health…

_____ (2021-10-31). Okinawans Demand Clean Drinking Water From US Military. popularresistance.org For at least the past five years the Okinawa Prefectural Government has been monitoring the amount of foreign substances in Okinawa's water. In 2016 Okinawans discovered high levels of toxic chemicals originating from U.S. Kadena Air Base in the drinking water of the densely populated region of central Okinawa, home to some 450,000 people (ANN News). The chemicals are referred to as PFOS, PFAS, and PFOA, and are linked to a plethora of serious health problems, including cancer, reproductive issues, stunted development, immune diseases, cardiovascular problems, and hepatic issues, among others (CDC). They are refe…

TASS (2021-10-31). G20 countries to draft measures for boosting global healthcare — Russian ministry. tass.com G20 healthcare and finance ministers met in Rome on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Friday…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-31). Israel reactivates administrative detention for Kayed al-Fasfous, who is on hunger strike. peoplesdispatch.org Kayed al-Fasfous, who has been on hunger strike for 108 days, will be in detention until December 14 at least. His health has deteriorated considerably and organizations have warned his life is in danger…

Planned Parenthood Northern CA (2021-10-31). Thursday 11/4: Saving Roe — What's at Stake? Rally & Fundraiser for Health Care w/ Planned Parenthood. indybay.org Online event…

Ana Perdigón (2021-10-31). Conviasa to Reactivate its Caracas-Madrid Air Route. orinocotribune.com On Friday, October 29, the Venezuelan Consortium of Aeronautical Industries and Air Services (Conviasa) announced the reopening of its Caracas-Madrid air route, as several international airlines that had closed operations due to the pandemic have been gradually reactivating their flight schedules. | This information was provided by the deputy minister of air transport and president of Venezuela's national airline, Ramón Velásquez Araguayán, in an interview with Venezolana de Televisión (VTV). | However, Velásquez Araguayán pointed out that the reopening depends on the Presidential Commission for the Prevention…

One America News Network (2021-10-31). Video: Fauci, HHS Officials and the Rockefellers Discuss How a "New Virus from China" Could be Used to Enforce A Universal Vaccine: IT HAPPENED IN 2019 BEFORE THE PANDEMIC. globalresearch.ca Important video | A meeting was held at the Milken …

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