Daily Archives: November 5, 2021

2021-11-05: News Headlines

Philip Weiss (2021-11-05). Israel's secret 'evidence' against rights groups is based on torture and lies, and Europeans rejected it—Palestinian leaders tell a DC audience. mronline.org Leaders of the six Palestinian human rights organizations that Israel has declared to be "terrorist" spoke to a global audience last Friday on a webinar convened by mainstream Washington thinktanks and they repudiated the secret dossiers that Israel has circulated in seeking to ban the organizations.

Editor (2021-11-05). Manufacturing ignorance: keeping the public away from power. mronline.org Significant public activism and opposition to state-corporate power need to be rooted in widespread shared public knowledge.

David Swanson (2021-11-05). Video: Militaries As Global Health Threat. warisacrime.org By Rotary Club of Fort Collins, November 4, 2021 | David Swanson spoke on November 3, 2021, with the Rotary Club of Fort Collins. The views he expressed were his, obviously, and not those of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins. But they could be yours. That's up to you.

Staff (2021-11-05). Headlines for November 5, 2021. democracynow.org World's Biggest Polluters Remain on Sidelines as Over 40 Nations Pledge to Phase Out Coal, House Schedules Votes on Infrastructure Bill & Build Back Better Act, "We Want to Live!": Climate Activists Confront Sen. Joe Manchin over Climate Emergency, White House Announces Vaccine Mandate for Over 100 Million U.S. Workers by January 4, U.S. to Cancel Contract with COVID-19 Vaccine Maker That Ruined Millions of Doses, Moderna Reports $3.3B Third-Quarter Profit; Protesters Demand It Share Vaccine Recipe, U.S. Proposes New $650 Million Missile Sale to Saudi Arabia, Despite Yemen War Crimes, Two Indigenous Mapuche Leade…

Editor2 (2021-11-05). OPEC+ Rebuffs US Calls for Speedier Oil Output Increases. orinocotribune.com OPEC and its allies agreed at a meeting on Thursday to stick to plans to raise oil output by 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) from December, despite calls from the United States for extra supply to cool rising prices. | The White House said Washington would consider a full range of tools at its disposal to guarantee access to affordable energy. | All oil producers suffered a drop in income during the COVID-19 pandemic and as demand recovers with the global economy it has allowed them to rebuild their balance sheets. OPEC+ supply restraint has underpinned a rally that has pushed global benchmark Brent crude to a thre…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-05). The Covid-19 Timeline. No Evidence of a "Pandemic" globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-11-05). CDC approval of COVID-19 vaccines for children is portrayed as the last threshold to "normalcy" wsws.org While vaccination of children is entirely welcome, this breakthrough is being used to disguise the reactionary character of the campaign to reopen schools and businesses and further spread the pandemic.

Global Research News (2021-11-05). Selected Articles: An Australian Horror Story. globalresearch.ca By Can you imagin…

WSWS (2021-11-05). Teachers must form rank-and-file committees to fight Australia's dangerous school reopenings. wsws.org "The unions' modus operandi on school reopenings is to say as little as possible, post nothing on social media about the issue, present COVID safety as a matter for individual schools and teachers and attempt to silence and intimidate opposition."

The Global Research Team (2021-11-05). Protect Our Children Against the COVID Jab, Support the Constitutional Rights of Parents. globalresearch.ca Big Pharma with the support of national governments is waging a Worldwide crusade to enforce the inoculation of our children, despite ample evidence that the Covid-19 experimental "vaccine" is resulting in a wave of injuries and deaths. | Global Research has …

WSWS (2021-11-05). WHO warns of 500,000 new COVID-19 deaths in Europe by February. wsws.org As nearly 4,000 people die of COVID-19 daily in Europe, this warning is a political indictment of the ruling elite's policy of mass infection…

WSWS (2021-11-05). "JobKeeper" billions boosted Australian corporate profits while casual workers axed. wsws.org The wage subsidy scheme, like all the COVID-19 "stimulus" packages in Australia and around the world, has been another historic transfer of wealth to big business.

WSWS (2021-11-05). Latest school strike by parents as COVID deaths of UK children reach 108. wsws.org The school strikes are giving voice to many parents internationally who feel they have no choice, out of for fear of prosecution, losing their jobs, or other reasons, but to send their children to school.

Natasha Anderson (2021-11-05). Pfizer Has Secret Government Contracts for COVID Vaccines: Advocacy Group Says Company Puts Profits over Public Health and Reveals Seven of Its Contracts Are Worth $5 Billion. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-11-05). Tonga's first COVID-19 case enters from New Zealand. wsws.org New Zealand's Labour-led government, having "transitioned" from its COVID-19 elimination strategy, is facilitating the export of the deadly virus into the Pacific.

Joe Glenton (2021-11-05). Military honours for Ireland veteran who died while on trial for killing disabled man. thecanary.co Serving soldiers will carry the coffin of a former soldier who died while on trial for the killing of a disabled man. Dennis Hutchings was on trial in Belfast for the 1974 murder of John Pat Cunningham, but he contracted coronavirus (Covid-19) and died in hospital. He denied the charges. | Hutchings' supporters argued for full military honours, but the MOD refused this. In a U-turn, the department has reportedly announced his coffin will now be carried by personnel from his old unit. Hutchings served in the Household Cavalry for 26 years. | Fans: | Hutchings became a cause célèbre among some sections of t…

Paul Haeder (2021-11-05). Quitting is a Mental Health Decision. dissidentvoice.org Well well, some of us try-try. We end up having to take pittance jobs, with pitiful nonprofits, where the bottom line is, well, poverty pimping. So in a time of Covid Capitalism, in a time of quick silver circling the drain, quitting after 5 weeks on the job may appear rash, or self-defeating. But here …

WSWS (2021-11-05). Michigan educators endorse October 24 webinar and the fight to eradicate COVID-19. wsws.org At the latest meeting of our committee on Sunday, parents and educators from across Michigan discussed the October 24 webinar hosted by the WSWS, "How to end the pandemic," which advanced a global strategy to eliminate COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-11-05). UK Corbynite's Zero Covid campaign: "Zero" in name only. wsws.org The campaign exists solely to provide an apologia for the refusal of the Labour Party and trade unions to do anything that genuinely opposes the Conservative government's policy of allowing the virus to rip through workplaces and schools.

Liz David-Barrett (2021-11-05). Peas in a state-captured pod. zcomm.org State capture happens when narrow interest groups take control of public policy, buying influence to rewrite the rules. There are signs it's happening in Britain…

Rebekah Entralgo (2021-11-05). Rediscovering the Power of Unions. zcomm.org Better wages, health care, paid leave, and real curbs on inequality may always face headwinds in Washington. But as workers across the country are rediscovering, a strong union can win those things directly…

Fight Back (2021-11-05). New Orleans city council endorses demand for gender-affirming IDs. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – On November 4, the New Orleans city council voted unanimously to endorse accessible name and gender marker changes on IDs. Their resolution doesn't carry legal weight, but it pressures the Louisiana state government to make its ID change process accessible. | This means that the council endorsed eliminating the $250 name change fee. It also supports dropping all medical requirements to changing gender markers, including proof of surgery. It recommended "X" gender markers in addition to "M" or "F," and it included the option to opt out of a gender marker. | The resolution additionally opposed all…

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-05). Community Begins Eviction Resistance to Combat Wave of Displacement in Asheville, NC. itsgoingdown.org Report from Asheville Solidarity Network about resistance to an eviction in the midst of a housing crisis and ongoing pandemic. Community members, including tenants and precariously housed people, have come together on November 4th to resist an eviction in support of a multi-generational family experiencing forced displacement by Buncombe County. A number of people have…

WSWS (2021-11-05). Philadelphia transit workers: oppose the TWU's sellout contract! Form independent rank-and-file committees! wsws.org Workers in Philadelphia's transit system occupy a powerful position as workers throughout the United States and globally take strike action to oppose decades of wage stagnation, poor working conditions and the continuation of the pandemic.

_____ (2021-11-05). A Torture Survivor Speaks At The Guantanamo Military Commissions. popularresistance.org "I have a story that I have waited almost two decades to tell, so I want to thank you for taking the time to listen to my statement." For the next two hours, Majid Khan spoke to a panel of military jurors, and to his family—especially his father and sister, who had hugged their son and brother that morning for the first time in nineteen years and sat just feet away in the spectator gallery, visibly suffering through the horror of what they heard. | Mr. Khan described brutality and its effects even beyond the heinous acts detailed in the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's 2014 oversight…

WSWS (2021-11-04). Moscow mayor rules out extension of COVID-19 restrictions amidst surge in cases and deaths. wsws.org Russia is reporting near-records in deaths and cases almost every day, along with alarming levels of mass infection among children.

teleSUR (2021-11-04). Europe Goes Through A New Outbreak Of COVID-19 Cases. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that insufficient vaccine coverage and relaxation of epidemiological restrictions is prompting an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Europe. | RELATED: | "Today every single country in Europe and Central Asia is facing a real threat of COVID-19 resurgence or already fighting it… Europe is again at the epicenter of the pandemic, whe…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-04). Delayed diagnostics, poor treatment: The plight of tuberculosis patients during COVID. peoplesdispatch.org Treatment and care for TB patients was sidelined in this period of the pandemic causing the number of deaths from to rise again after many years, and years of progress to be reversed…

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-11-04). The Sex Traffickers on America's Police Forces. dissidentvoice.org Sexual predation by police officers happens far more often than people in the business are willing to admit. — former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper We are a nation on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Undeniably, the blowback from COVID-19 lockdowns and mandates continues to reverberate around the country, impacting the nation's struggling workplaces, …

Staff (2021-11-04). Headlines for November 4, 2021. democracynow.org Global Carbon Emissions Near Record High as Nations Meet for Crucial Climate Summit, NJ Gov. Phil Murphy Narrowly Wins Reelection, in Ominous Sign for Democrats Ahead of 2022 Midterms, Socialist Candidate India Walton Concedes Hard-Fought Mayoral Race in Buffalo, NY, Senate Republicans Filibuster Voting Rights Legislation Again, U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 750,000, White House Warns of Vaccine Misinformation, Urges Parents to Get Children Vaccinated, Russia Records Another Record Daily COVID-19 Death Toll, WHO Approves Emergency Use of India's 2-Shot Coronavirus Vaccine Covaxin, U.S. Blacklists Israel's NSO G…

Indranil (2021-11-04). Healthcare financing in the post-COVID world. peoplesdispatch.org The way health systems are financed has a lot to do with the distribution of health inequities around the world. If rich countries were to change their approach to health financing, everyone would benefit…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-04). Jameel Institute: Global experts discuss the role of data analytics during COVID. imperial.ac.uk Scientists, journalists and global health leaders discussed the role of data analytics during a pandemic at the Jameel Institute's annual symposium.

WSWS (2021-11-04). New Zealand COVID-19 cases surge as government plans to lift more restrictions. wsws.org Public health experts have warned that the Labour Party-led government's decision to open more businesses in Auckland, while case numbers are surging, will lead to more hospitalisations and deaths.

WSWS (2021-11-04). Fourth coronavirus wave leads to massive outbreaks at German schools and universities. wsws.org The seven-day incidence rate in Germany now stands nearly as high as at the peak of the deadly third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The rise is substantially higher than at the same time last year.

_____ (2021-11-04). China is Building a Military Base in Tajikistan. journal-neo.org After the failed US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the coming to power in Kabul of the Taliban (a terrorist group banned in the Russian Federation), the regional security system in Central Asia began to undergo rapid reformatting. New players, the USA, Turkey, and China are trying to enter the traditional zone of influence and responsibility …

Louis Reynolds (2021-11-04). The COP26 health agenda must revitalize Primary Health Care. peoplesdispatch.org As COP26 continues, we bring an overview of the intersection of health and climate change at the summit. Health systems can contribute to decreasing carbon emissions by promoting the Primary Health Care approach…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-11-04). Activists and scholars condemn closure of Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity in Australia. peoplesdispatch.org In a surprise move, Flinders University has decided to shut down the world-renowned Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity, a key institution for the research of social determinants of health…

WSWS (2021-11-04). Public service union Verdi ends 50-day strike by Berlin health workers. wsws.org After sabotaging the strike by nursing staff at the state-owned hospital Vivantes and at the Charité in Berlin, the German public service union Verdi has now called off a strike by workers at Vivante subsidiaries.

Markela Panegyres (2021-11-04). Capitalism makes people sick. greenleft.org.au Children and young people are experiencing a mental health epidemic. Markela Panegyres argues that resources are not being made available either for the treatment or to tackle some of the causes.

Zoi Parcharidi (2021-11-04). Public healthcare workers in Greece go on strike seeking greater investment, pay hikes. peoplesdispatch.org The Greek government has been taking advantage of the pandemic to reinforce the privatization of the healthcare sector by promoting public-private partnerships, contractual agreements and merging of healthcare units…

Doctors for Assange (2021-11-04). Doctors for Assange Say UK May be Liable for His Torture. globalresearch.ca Important text first published on June 22, 2020 In a new letter to the British Medical journal The Lancet, Doctors for Assange say that the British government may be held legally responsible for the torture of the imprisoned WikiLeaks …

Tim Wheeler (2021-11-04). Landslide for democracy in Washington State's Clallam County. peoplesworld.org SEQUIM, Wash.—Voters inflicted a crushing landslide defeat Nov. 2 on four QAnon-connected Sequim City Council incumbents nicknamed the "Gang of Four." Voters replaced them with five "Good Governance" City Council candidates who spoke out clearly for honesty, transparency, racial equality, and medical science. Voter turnout in Sequim was 49.46%, very high for an off-year election. …

teleSUR (2021-11-04). The Moon Trip Drill 'SIRIUS-21' Kicks Off in Moscow. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Russia's Institute of Medical and Biological Problems (IMBP) began a new phase of the Scientific International Research In Unique Terrestrial Station (SIRIUS), a project which will simulate a round trip to the Moon with six volunteers. | RELATED: | "Let the isolation experiment begin," the SIRIUS Co-Director Sergei Ponomarev ordered and explained that the volunteers will be locked up for eight months in a special modu…

WSWS (2021-11-04). Ohio and Pennsylvania educators speak on October 24 webinar, "How to end the pandemic" wsws.org Educators, retirees and parents from Ohio and Pennsylvania, who are members of the Pennsylvania Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, met last week and discussed the October 24 webinar.

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-11-04). Israeli secret dossier contains no evidence of "terror" by Palestinian groups. electronicintifada.net Allegations based on testimony obtained under mistreatment and torture.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-04). New climate pledges significantly more likely to prevent worst of global heating. imperial.ac.uk If fulfilled, climate pledges made in the last six years have a much better chance of reaching globally agreed temperature goals.

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