Daily Archives: November 6, 2021

2021-11-06: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-11-06). Colorado governor issues health orders as COVID-19 cases hit new peak. wsws.org With the Delta variant surging across the state, Democratic Governor Jared Polis issued a number of executive orders aimed at keeping schools and businesses open.

WSWS (2021-11-06). Science summit warns of escalating pandemic disaster. wsws.org The two-day summit consisted of 22 different sessions on the pandemic, including on airborne transmission, inequities in global vaccine distribution, the effects of Long COVID and the development of new variants of SARS-CoV-2.

WSWS (2021-11-06). "People are getting killed and the government is indifferent"—SEP (Australia) electoral members support campaign to eliminate COVID-19. wsws.org "It is critical for the Socialist Equality Party to be registered, to be able to discuss the political situation with the working class."

WSWS (2021-11-06). Open letter exposes difficult conditions imposed on final year Australian high school students amid pandemic. wsws.org The letter gives voice to the sentiments of students and young people, especially year 12 students, who are being forced to sit major exams as COVID continues to spread, with students being provided no additional support.

WSWS (2021-11-06). Experts oppose "reckless" easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Zealand. wsws.org Auckland University associate professor of public health Collin Tukuitonga told the World Socialist Web Site the decision to reopen retail in Auckland next week, while COVID-19 numbers continue to soar, is "reckless."

WSWS (2021-11-06). Steep rise in coronavirus cases in Germany portends a second deadly winter of the pandemic. wsws.org On Thursday, Germany recorded a new high of 34,000 C OVID infection in one day. Despite this, the new "traffic light" federal coalition of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), Liberal Democrats (FDP) and Greens wants to lift the "emergency epidemic situation" at the end of November.

Kevin Gosztola (2021-11-06). Dissenter Weekly: Colorado Kept Mental Patient 'Unconstitutionally Confined'. thedissenter.org Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (Photo from Colorado's state government website and in the public domain) | In this edition, the "Dissenter Weekly" returns after a month-long hiatus as a short podcast (10-15 minutes). There is both a video and an audio version. | The show starts with coverage of the state of New York, where whistleblower protection for workers was recently Toward the end, Kevin covers the Colorado Mental Health Insitute at Pueblo and a whistleblower who…

WSWS (2021-11-06). Tens of thousands of health care workers at Kaiser Permanente set to strike. wsws.org Workers in multiple unions have voted overwhelmingly in the past month to authorize a strike at Kaiser Permanente hospitals, including a possible open-ended walkout planned for November 15 by nearly 32,000 staff.

Kathy Durkin (2021-11-06). Protesters demand: "Protect safe, legal abortion!" workers.org Demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court Nov. 1 demanded an end to the near-total ban on abortions in Texas. Inside, arguments were made in two separate lawsuits challenging S.B. 8, the brutal Texas law — one brought by Whole Woman's Health, a reproductive health care provider in Texas, the other . . . |

WSWS (2021-11-06). Spanish Constitutional Court rules country's second lockdown was illegal. wsws.org The ruling comes as the PSOE-Podemos government continues to play down the impact of the pandemic, trying to force the Spanish population to "live with the virus."

WSWS (2021-11-06). Rank-and-File Committee for Safe Education gathered educators and parents from around Brazil in critical online meeting. wsws.org The event presented a comprehensive analysis of the situation of the pandemic and the class struggle in Brazil and around the world.

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.

Special to People's World (2021-11-05). Connecticut group home workers strike Sunrise for wages, pensions, dignity. peoplesworld.org HARTFORD, Conn.—From the moment over 100 courageous caregivers walked onto the picket line against group home company Sunrise Inc., they had the support of the community and the labor movement behind them. Part of the national post-pandemic strike wave and racial justice uprisings, these working-class Black, Latino, and white women are standing up for living …

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). 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.

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). 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."

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.

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.

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

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). 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.

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.

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). 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…

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…

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.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-05). Workers welcome OSHA emergency antivirus standard; GOP doesn't. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Workers facing the fear and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus plague welcomed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new emergency temporary standard ordering all firms that employ at least 100 people mandate anti-virus vaccinations for workers or weekly testing for the unvaccinated. And if workers contract the virus, the firms must give them paid sick …

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…

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