Daily Archives: November 8, 2021

2021-11-08: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-11-08). Open Letter to the Red Pens Facebook group administrators: End censorship of articles on the COVID-19 pandemic! wsws.org The PES calls for an immediate end to the censorship of articles on the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic by administrators of the Red Pens teachers' Facebook group.

TASS (2021-11-08). COVID cases among children in Russia up dramatically amid Delta strain spread — expert. tass.com According to the expert, children are now one of the main ways the infection spreads…

WSWS (2021-11-08). Former Los Angeles teacher speaks out on conditions in schools and fight to eliminate COVID-19. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site spoke with Juanita Garcia, a former teacher and grandmother in Los Angeles, who described her bitter experiences in the district and expressed agreement with the recent WSWS webinar, "How to end the pandemic."

WSWS (2021-11-08). The winter of death: Governments slash COVID-19 restrictions as cases surge. wsws.org Capitalism is carrying out an elimination policy, not of the pandemic, but of human beings.

WSWS (2021-11-08). German Left Party politician Sahra Wagenknecht denounces COVID-19 protection measures. wsws.org Wagenknecht has emerged as the most prominent mouthpiece for vaccination opponents in Germany.

WSWS (2021-11-08). Why the SEP has taken up the fight against Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org Launched amid the COVID-19 disaster, the Socialist Equality Party's campaign is part of the fight for the independent mobilisation of the working class against the capitalist profit system.

WSWS (2021-11-08). Australian high schools students speak out against dangerous reopenings, lack of assistance prior to exams. wsws.org "School is hard enough without the bushfires, COVID and personal problems each student faces here in Australia. The lack of support from those in power is preposterous."

WSWS (2021-11-08). The vaccine, COVID and other lies of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. wsws.org One of the most prominent players in the National Football League, who publicly claimed he had been "immunized," admits after testing positive for COVID-19 that he has not been vaccinated.

WSWS (2021-11-08). Massive COVID-19 outbreaks in Germany's elderly care homes. wsws.org Once again, it is residents, who are often in poor health or have pre-existing conditions, and the nursing staff who are suffering the most due to the criminal policy of the government.

Fight Back (2021-11-08). Do-nothing measure on Minneapolis police voted down in referendum. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On election day, November 2, voters in Minneapolis rejected a much-publicized and heavily-financed ballot initiative about policing, 56% to 44%. On the ballot, it was called "Question 2." | Had it passed, Question 2 would have done little. It basically renamed the police department to a "Department of Public Safety." It took away some powers held by the mayor and shared them with the city council. It got rid of obsolete references about police staffing levels and funding. It said the newly-named department should be "integrating its public safety functions into a comprehensive public health appr…

Editor (2021-11-08). "Dealin with the Devil": musicians confront Joe Manchin at Kennedy Center concert. mronline.org Senator Joe Manchin has emerged in recent weeks as the leading opponent of vital social programs to provide relief to working people in the areas of education, healthcare, the environment and much more.

WSWS (2021-11-08). New Orleans sanitation workers strike over pay and working conditions. wsws.org Workers are fighting against low pay, poor health insurance and safety and equipment failures at the New Orleans facility.

WSWS (2021-11-08). Australian governments lifting all safety restrictions as Delta outbreaks hit schools. wsws.org While governments and the media present the reckless reopening as the dawning of a new age of "freedom," tens of thousands of school students and teachers are being exposed to the deadly virus and the hospital systems remain on the precipice of collapse.

Annelise Whitley (2021-11-07). A Project for Survival in These United States. tomdispatch.com When President Biden first unveiled the Build Back Better agenda, it appeared that this country was on the path to a new war on poverty. In April, he told Congress that "trickle-down economics have never worked" and that it was time to build the economy "from the bottom-up." This came after the first reconciliation bill of the pandemic included the child tax credit that — combined with an expanded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and unemployment benefits, stimulus checks, and other emergency programs — reduced the poverty rate from 13.9% in 2018 to 7.7% in 2021. (Without such actions, it was…

_____ (2021-11-07). St. Vincent Nurses Strike Sadly Reaches Eight Months. popularresistance.org On Monday, Nov. 8, the historic St. Vincent Hospital nurses strike will reach the eight-month mark, another sad milestone in their struggle against Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, a for-profit corporation that has spent more than $100 million and engaged in a number of unfair labor practices to retaliate against the nurses for exercising their right to advocate for safer patient care. The strike is the longest nurses strike in state history, and one of the longest of several strikes by workers across the nation, who are standing up to corporate greed and the devaluation of essential workers in the wake of the COVI…

Staff (2021-11-07). WATCH: People protesting vaccine mandates square off with counter-rally in Boston. rt.com Police had to intervene after people protesting Covid-19 vaccine mandates and government restrictions clashed with counter-protesters over the weekend in Boston. | The organizers behind the main protest — dubbed 'Rise Against Tyranny' — said they were demonstrating NOW: Clashing rallies on…

Staff (2021-11-07). Biden administration 'prepared to defend' Covid-19 vaccine mandate even after appeals court freezes it. rt.com US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has said that the White House is "prepared to defend" its controversial vaccine mandate from a recent freeze imposed by an appeals court. | Asked if the mandate, which was set to be in place on January 4, could "survive" the recent court-ordered stop from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Murthy told ABC on Sunday that the mandate remains "appropriate and necessary" and will be defended in court. | "The president and the administration wouldn't have put these requirements in place if they didn't think they were appropriate and necessary," Murthy said, "and the administration i…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-07). Venezuela vaccinates 67% of its population against COVID-19. mronline.org Despite the U.S. blockade against Venezuela, the socialist government led by President Nicolás Maduro has been carrying out a successful mass vaccination drive against COVID-19…

Makia Freeman (2021-11-07). Mandatory Vaccine Agenda Is Step-by-Step Repealing Religious and Philosophical Exemptions. globalresearch.ca In this article published in early September 2019 (several months prior to the Covid crisis), Makia Freeman reviews (with foresight) various initiatives to introduce mandatory vaccination. This happened in the months leading up to the so-called pandemic. The …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-07). Video: Covid-19 Criminality. globalresearch.ca First published on June 13, 2021 | Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | SARS-2 is upheld as the "killer virus". And now the Covid …

Prof. Anthony J. Hall (2021-11-07). "Herd Stupidity": The Manufactured Covid Crisis, the Gene-based mRNA "Vaccine" and "The Pinnacles of Wealth and Power" globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-11-07). 'Dystopian nightmare': Candace Owens rages against NY child vaccination campaign. rt.com Conservative pundit and talk show host Candace Owens said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to give children $100 for Covid-19 vaccination was akin to brainwashing them. | Owens was asked by Fox News about Mayor de Blasio's announcement that children between five and 11 years old could receive $100 from the city if they get vaccinated. | "It buys a whole lot of candy," the mayor said. | Owens, who is known for her strong opposition to vaccine mandates, objected against the "sinister" idea. "There's something about this that feels like a child predator approaching your child, right?" she said, arguing that o…

William I. Robinson (2021-11-07). The COVID Supply Chain Breakdown Can Be Traced to Capitalist Globalization. truthout.org A log-jam of container ships waiting to dock and unload in Los Angeles ports. Semiconductor shortages generating a backlog of orders around the world for computers and electronic devices. A massive container ship beached in the Suez Canal clogging up global merchant sea traffic. Rising energy prices due to delivery delays in oil and natural gas. Shortages of food and consumer items in stores. The global economy's transportation and logistical infrastructure appears to have broken down in recent…

Prof. John Meeker (2021-11-07). We Are Guinea Pigs in a Worldwide Experiment on Microplastics. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Important article first published in 2018. | A dramatic increase in the environmental impacts of plastics has occurred in the course of the 2020-21 Covid Crisis. According to the

_____ (2021-11-07). Teachers Strike Against A 'Heartless' School Board In Biden's Hometown. popularresistance.org It was a long time coming, but when 400 members of the Scranton Federation of Teachers marched out of the school board meeting Tuesday night singing "Solidarity Forever," they were strike-ready. | The school board had just given the go-ahead to cut off educators' health insurance if they went on strike. This after dozens of teachers and para-educators had spoken about the devastating cuts that students and teachers have endured over the last four years—cuts to PreK education, to the arts, to music, to libraries. And after educators had told the school board about the medical conditions—cancer, multipl…

Grant Miner (2021-11-07). Columbia U. student workers launch second largest strike in the country. liberationnews.org The SWC is demanding higher pay, more comprehensive healthcare, and non-monetary benefits like neutral third-party arbitration in cases of discrimination and harassment.

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