Daily Archives: November 11, 2021

2021-11-11: News Headlines

Sameena Rahman (2021-11-11). Tens of thousands of CA healthcare workers ready strike vs. Kaiser greed. liberationnews.org Tens of thousands of Kaiser Permanente workers across California and Oregon gave their 10-day notice last week in preparation to go on strike Nov. 15 in response to a proposed two-tier wage system and critical staffing shortages during the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-11-11). Strikes planned by 100,000 Kaiser health care workers to begin next week. wsws.org The Service Employees International Union has been compelled to call a 24-hour sympathy strike by 58,000 workers next week, a clear indication of the uncontrollable growth of militancy among health care workers.

MEE, agencies (2021-11-11). Israel convicts Spanish woman of funnelling aid to banned Palestinian group. middleeasteye.net Israel convicts Spanish woman of funnelling aid to banned Palestinian group | Juana Ruiz Rishmawi, 63, has worked as a fundraiser for the Health Work Committees, which Israel accuses of having links to PFLP, labelled as 'terrorist' in EU and US, the PFLP | Thu, 11/11/2021 – 10: 29 | Juana Ruiz Rishmawi, 63, has worked as a fundraiser for the Health Work Committees (HWC), a Palestinian aid…

WSWS (2021-11-11). Australian prime minister promises big business there will never be another lockdown. wsws.org Morrison's program of forcing the population to "live with the virus" in the interests of corporate profit, is supported by the federal Labor opposition and all of the state administrations, most of them Labor-led.

Staff (2021-11-11). US anti-terrorism agency sees threat in new Covid lockdowns and reopenings. rt.com The Biden administration is again warning of potential threats from terrorists foreign and domestic, saying they could be fueled by anything from the arrival of refugees from Afghanistan to possible new Covid-19 restrictions. | For the remainder of 2021 and into 2022, "racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists and anti-government/anti-authority violent extremists will continue to pose a threat" to the US,

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-11). Scientists use graphene sheets to improve lab-on-chip diagnostic tests. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London researchers have improved an electronic sensor that can be used for fast detection of infectious diseases like COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-11-11). New Zealand government lifts more restrictions, says COVID-19 will spread nationwide. wsws.org The government's reopening of retail and schools in Auckland, which will accelerate the spread of COVID-19, is being enforced by the trade unions.

WSWS (2021-11-11). Turkish government persists with mass COVID-19 death policy. wsws.org As the pandemic rages, the government's determination to lift all health measures and keep schools and nonessential workplaces open is leading to mass slaughter.

WSWS (2021-11-11). Teachers and parents expose rising COVID infections in Australian schools. wsws.org "A gigantic social experiment is being played out here… Why are primary school children being herded into classrooms, completely defenceless against the virus?"

WSWS (2021-11-11). Immunologist Dr. Anthony Leonardi speaks on Long COVID and the dangers posed by SARS-CoV-2. wsws.org Concluding part of a two-part interview with the World Socialist Web Site.

Global Research News (2021-11-11). Selected Articles: Athletes Suffer Cardiac Arrest, Myocarditis, Blood Clots, Hospitalized after COVID Injections. globalresearch.ca By UK lawyer and military veteran Anna De Buisseret urges us to have hope, "because we are going to …

Editor2 (2021-11-11). Cuba Sent Over a Million Anti-COVID-19 Doses to Venezuela. orinocotribune.com "More than 1,640,000 doses of the Abdala vaccine were sent from Cuba to our brothers in Venezuela, on a CONVIASA flight, which took off from Havana early today", says a message from the CIGB on the social network Twitter. | The first batch of Abdala, which became the first anti-Covid-19 immunogen developed and produced in Latin America and the Caribbean, arrived in Venezuela last June. | On that occasion, the executive vice pr…

WSWS (2021-11-11). Pandemic outbreaks grow in China but Beijing maintains zero-COVID policy. wsws.org An important reason for Beijing's adherence to a zero-COVID policy is the general support of scientists and the public.

WSWS (2021-11-11). Omaha, Nebraska, parent speaks out against dangerous conditions in schools. wsws.org A nine-year-old child in Omaha, Nebraska, was hospitalized last week when COVID-19 spread rapidly through Black Elk elementary school in the Millard Public School district.

Staff (2021-11-11). US federal judge overturns Texas ban on school mask mandates. rt.com A US federal judge has tossed Texas Governor Greg Abbott's statewide ban on mask requirements in public schools, ruling that the order put children with disabilities in danger and violated federal law. | In a ruling on Wednesday, US District Court Judge Lee Yeakel said that Abbott's May executive order — which barred government agencies, including public schools, from mandating face masks — was at odds with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act and put children with health conditions at higher risk. | "The spread of Covid-19 poses an even greater risk for children with special health needs," Yeake…

Staff (2021-11-11). Biden slapped with ANOTHER vaccine mandate lawsuit. rt.com The Joe Biden administration is facing another lawsuit from a series of states over a new Covid-19 vaccine mandate — this time challenging the president's demand that 17 million healthcare staffers be inoculated. | Ten states, including one led by a Democratic governor,

Staff (2021-11-11). US to deploy 'cyber Marines' on future battlefields. rt.com "Cyber Marines" could be deployed on battlefields in future to reshape conflict zones, using technological warfare to disrupt enemy activities and influence local populations, the US military has confirmed. | Speaking to C4ISRNET's CyberCon, Colonel Brian Russell, the commander of the II MEF Information Group, claimed that the "cyber Marines" will be able to operate on the front lines of conflict to "adjust the software on sensors and systems in real time." | This ability to react to the technological needs of warfare in the moment will be designed to ensure that military personnel can "reprogram" equipment i…

Matt McGrath (2021-11-11). COP26: Fossil Fuel Industry Has Largest Delegation at Climate Summit. zcomm.org "Their influence is one of the biggest reasons why 25 years of UN climate talks have not led to real cuts in global emissions."

WSWS (2021-11-11). Video: The health crisis and Australia's new anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org "Health workers are rightly angry. They have witnessed decades of gutted health budgets that they are expected to compensate for with their intolerable workloads and hours."

teleSUR (2021-11-11). Mexico, US, Canada To Hold Summit for the First Time in 5 Years. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Manuel Andres Lopez Obrador (AMLO), Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and U.S. President Joe Biden will take part en the North American Leaders' Summit (NALS) in Washington, D.C, on Nov. 18. | Related | The trilateral discussion will include topics such as the global pandemic and health safety in the region, competitiveness and equitable growth, climate change, and development projects to addres…

WSWS (2021-11-11). US heading into latest wave of the pandemic. wsws.org Cases and deaths are once again turning upward. Reliance on vaccines and therapeutics will not change these trajectories, as a closer look reveals the pandemic is far from over for millions across the country.

WSWS (2021-11-11). Profits àºber alles: German ruling class ends "national pandemic situation" despite record infections. wsws.org With its criminal profits before lives pandemic policy, the ruling class in Germany has created a surge in cases that exceeds the catastrophe of last winter.

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-10). Emulating Poland, Ukraine reinforces border with Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine Decides To Strengthen Border With Belarus Due To Possible Influx Of Illegal Migrants — Monastyrskyi "I cannot tell you specific details, but I can say unequivocally that we are preparing for scenarios similar to the ones that are currently playing out on the Polish-Belarusian border. We decided today to strengthen the presence of the …

Peter Certo (2021-11-10). In OtherWords: November 10, 2021. otherwords.org The United States is one of just a handful of countries in the world that doesn't guarantee paid sick or family leave. For affluent workers, this isn't a big problem — in many cases, their employers offer it. | But for low-wage workers, as Sarah Anderson writes this week, it's another story. In an emergency, she writes, "people who are already earning less than a living wage may have no choice but to drop out of the workforce entirely." Could the Build Back Better Act change that? Maybe, she explains — but it's an uphill climb. | Speaking of the Build Back Better Act, do you know what's in it? If you…

Arnold August (2021-11-10). Inside Cuban Dissidents' November 15 Plot: Unpacking the Archipiélago Facebook Group. orinocotribune.com Editor's Introduction: The Canada Files is fortunate to have Arnold August as a columnist, acclaimed since 1997 as one of the most important non-Cuban English-speaking experts on Cuba's political system and cultural debates. He obtained access to the Cuban dissident run Facebook Group Archipiélago. With his fluency in Spanish, he took a deep dive into it, divulging astonishing posts with original analysis never before published in English. | ‚Ä¢ Peaceful? | ‚Ä¢ "Peaceful" Miami-Based Exiles? | ‚Ä¢ Cuban Version o…

Fra Hughes (2021-11-10). Getting Away With Murder — Britain to Protect its War Criminals. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes — Nov 8, 2021 | Every Empire is guilty of war crimes. Executing enemy combatants on the battlefield. Destroying hospitals, watercourses, and infrastructure. Carpet bombing cities. Murdering civilians. Torture. Raping men, women, and children. Starving the enemy into submission. Genocide. Mass slaughter and ethnic cleansing. | The British Empire was no different. | From North America to Australia. From New Zealand to Zimbabwe. From Ireland to Palestine, Britain has been accused of heinous war crimes against indigenous populations while extracting the wealth, minerals, and natural resources of th…

Joris Leverink (2021-11-10). Liberian health workers organize amidst the pandemic. roarmag.org Ebola survivor Korlia Bonarwolo leads a training of health workers at a mock Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia, Liberia. November 2014. Photo: Morgana Wingard / Sarah Grile | This essay is published in collaboration with Public Services International | | On October 26, the Liberian government declared that the country no longer had any active COVID-19 cases. Dixon Korveh heard the news and felt good, "no active case is proof of the hard work we did, despite challenges, we did this" he says. | The challenges Dixon talks about are major. During the…

Staff (2021-11-10). US consumers face highest inflation since 1990. rt.com Consumer prices in the US rose 6.2% in October compared with the same period last year, as Americans battle soaring food, gas and property costs, and the highest inflation rate since 1990. | Reporting the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures on Wednesday, the US Labor Department said soaring inflation has cut into the recent gains made in wages, as the country rebounds from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. | Read more | | The department's all-items index showe…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-10). Homeowners Are Borrowing Against Houses To Buy Stocks, Biggest Debt Binge Since 2008 Subprime Financial Crisis. moguldom.com Betting on a sustained housing boom, homeowners are borrowing money against the value of their houses at the highest volume since the 2008 financial crisis. Many are using the borrowed cash for renovations as more people work from home during the covid-19 pandemic, but others are using it to buy stocks. Homeowners withdrew $63 billion …

WSWS (2021-11-10). Rise in US child COVID-19 cases foreshadows coming winter surge. wsws.org Across the globe, COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise as a result of the further relaxing of mitigation measures and the approach of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

WSWS (2021-11-10). Letter from a Brooklyn teacher on the conditions in New York City schools. wsws.org A Brooklyn, New York, middle school teacher and member of the New York City Educators Rank-and-File Safety wrote the following letter to the World Socialist Web Site about conditions in city schools and the fight to eliminate COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-11-10). "This party fights for a real democracy through the political organisation of the working class" wsws.org "COVID is eradicable, there is scientific evidence to be able to do so. No other political organisation adopts that position."

WSWS (2021-11-10). COVID-19 infections continue to explode in Germany. wsws.org Germany's federal and state governments are pursuing a deliberate policy of mass infection that places the protection of profits before human lives and endangers the health and lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

WSWS (2021-11-10). New Zealand recalibrates Pacific strategy countering China. wsws.org Labour's policy shift, set against the US-drive to war, aims to push back against China's influence as the economic crisis in the Pacific intensifies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jill Richardson (2021-11-10). What a Debate Over Grizzly Bears Shows About Politics. otherwords.org This week, while watching Grizzly bears aren't COVID vaccines or abortion, but in the Northern Rocky Mountains, they are To start, the panel included two scientists (one who had a long career in gove…

Global Research News (2021-11-10). Selected Articles: Myocarditis and Pericarditis after mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination. CDC Report. globalresearch.ca By Although Moscow and Beijing potentially stand to gain from the humiliating U.S. retreat by pushing for an inclusive government in …

Staff (2021-11-10). Pfizer deploys meme to fight vaccine misinformation. rt.com US drug-maker Pfizer has followed up its CEO's denunciation of Covid-19 vaccine "misinformation" by tweeting a cartoon about "science" protecting humanity from "wild conspiracy theories" — and disabling the replies. | The cartoon shows a blob labeled "science" holding back a humanoid figure from embracing a bubble labeled "wild conspiracy theories." | "It's easy to get distracted by misinformation these days, but don't worry… Science has got your back," Pfizer's corporate account tweeted on Tuesday evening, along with a hashtag #ScienceWillWin. | It's easy to get distracted by misinformation these days…

_____ (2021-11-10). On the Campaign to "Bury" Erdogan in Turkey and Abroad. journal-neo.org General elections in Turkey are two years away, but the battle for votes has already begun. Every day, more and more forces join the struggle for political influence in the country that is strategically important for many international players. In addition to internal opposition, even his former allies are in play to eliminate the impulsive and …

WSWS (2021-11-10). Australian government funds Pacific telco purchase to head off Chinese influence. wsws.org The central objective of the deal is to stem the growth of China as a rival to the US and its allies in the Asia-Pacific.

Alex MacDonald (2021-11-10). Saudi Arabia: Cousin of detained minor Ali al-Nimr released from prison. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia: Cousin of detained minor Ali al-Nimr released from prison | Muhammad Taysir al-Nimr, nephew of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, was detained in 2017 | Wed, 11/10/2021 – 12: 53 | Muhammad Taysir al-Nimr as a young boy (Twitter/Ja'afar B Al Nemer) | Saudi Arabia has released from jail Muhammad Taysir al-Nimr, the nephew of an influential Shia cleric, just two weeks after the release of his…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-10). What does the unbanning of TLP mean for Pakistan? peoplesdispatch.org TLP's rise and its increasing far-right influence on the country's politics points towards a further weakening of the structures of governance under PM Imran Khan and his government…

Ari Paul (2021-11-10). Politico's Staff must toe new owner's line—including endorsing Israel. mronline.org It's been a rough time for German media giant Axel Springer. The company ousted the top editor at Bild, one of its most influential right-wing newspapers, over sexual harassment charges (New York Times, 10/18/21).

_____ (2021-11-10). Iran's Politics in the Turbulent Middle East. journal-neo.org In his instructions to the new cabinet, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei denounced US President Joe Biden as a "ravenous wolf," telling his ministers, "Diplomacy should not be influenced and linked to the nuclear issue." Instead, President Ebrahim Raisi's team intends to focus on east-oriented economic diplomacy. Both Raisi and Ali Khamenei condemned the previous President …

WSWS (2021-11-10). Assange and fiancée challenge British government's refusal to allow them to marry. wsws.org This display of bureaucratic cruelty can only be aimed at deepening Assange's mental health issues, which are the result of more than a decade of state persecution.

Edna Mohamed (2021-11-10). Iran: New law to boost birth rate will 'endanger women', HRW warns. middleeasteye.net Iran: New law to boost birth rate will 'endanger women', HRW warns | Legislation will deny Iranian women access to reproductive health care, says rights group | Wed, 11/10/2021 – 11: 07 | The bill will add to existing limits on access to contraception and abortion for Iranian women. (AFP) | An Iranian draft law aimed at raising the birth rate will put women's lives at risk by denying them access to re…

teleSUR (2021-11-10). Uruguay: Women Demand President Lacalle to Protect Their Rights. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, gender activists will gather at the Uruguayan presidential palace to demand that President Luis Lacalle protect the 2012 Voluntary Interruption Law (IVE). | Related | Although there has not been a formal attempt to repeal this law, several officials made worrisome statements against the right to safe abortion. One of them is Public Health Service Administration (ASSE) President Leonardo Cipriani…

International Alliance of Physicians, Medical Scientists (2021-11-10). Thousands of Physicians and Medical Scientists Sign "Rome Declaration" in Protest, Launch New Information Platform. globalresearch.ca First published by Global …

teleSUR (2021-11-10). Cuban FM Denounces US Campaign to Impose Regime Change in Cuba. telesurenglish.net The Cuban Foreign Minister Rodriguez Parrilla ratified that the response to provocations will be made in strict compliance with Cuban legality. He also denounced the role of the U.S. government in inciting internal subversion. | Cuba FM: "The US intends to orchestrate a provocation to spoil the just celebration of the beginning of the transition to the new normality after long months of pandemic. It is a hostile interference in Cuban affairs that our government will not allow."

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-10). Imperial's commitment to action recognised with Race Equality Charter award. imperial.ac.uk The College has been granted Bronze status by Advance HE's Race Equality Charter.

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