2021-11-25: News Headlines

Leonardo Flores (2021-11-25). Five Reasons the Left Won in Venezuela. zcomm.org These include good governance in health, housing and food, an improving economic situation, a (mostly) united left, a divided opposition, and an opposition that is extremely unpopular…

Anand Naidoo (2021-11-25). The Heat: Ethiopia civil war and Lebanon economic crisis. america.cgtn.com Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says he's heading to the battlefront to lead government troops in a year-long war against rebel forces. And, Lebanon's economic crisis leaves many families struggling for food and medical care.

WSWS (2021-11-25). The public hospitals crisis and Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org Nurses and other health workers are fed up with operating at breaking point as governments, both Labor and Liberal-National Coalition, rush to lift international and state borders for the sake of corporate profit.

The Global Research Team (2021-11-25). This Holiday Season, Be Our Santa! Support Global Research. globalresearch.ca We are into the second year of this whole COVID-19 pandemic and instead of normalcy, "democratic governments" are sleep-walking into tyranny. People are stripped of their rights and freedoms. Those who resist the globalist agenda of mass vaccination suffer from …

Global Research News (2021-11-25). Selected Articles: Australian Army Begins Transferring Contacts of COVID-19 Positive Cases to Quarantine Camps. globalresearch.ca By Once again, NATO is conducting a rather dangerous maneuvers in Eastern Europe with the aim of provoking Russia. Latvia is the new military drill arena …

WSWS (2021-11-25). Brazilian authorities, media hide rise in respiratory illnesses in children to promote end of COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org Rising SARS cases show how easily airborne viruses can spread in schools and expose the need for their immediate closure to prevent them from becoming centers of pandemic transmission again.

teleSUR- llb, JDO (2021-11-25). Revista Nature reconoce éxito de vacunas cubanas antiCovid-19. telesurtv.net El artículo científico reconoce los logros de la vacunas cubanas a pesar de las dificultades que impone el bloqueo.

WSWS (2021-11-25). New Zealand: Auckland lockdown to end on December 3 even though Delta surge continues. wsws.org The Labour Party-led government's reopening of Auckland and abandonment of an elimination strategy, will lead to endemic COVID-19 and growing numbers of hospitalisations and deaths.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-25). Imperial awarded Queen's Anniversary Prize for COVID-19 response. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London has been awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-11-25). German government refuses to order lockdowns despite hospitals reaching capacity under crush of COVID-19 infections. wsws.org The homicidal inaction of all the parties at federal and state level has led to about 630,000 people in Germany officially being infected with the coronavirus and more than 2,700 losing their lives in the last two weeks alone.

ecns.cn (2021-11-25). Youth in U.S. poverty-stricken areas more likely to die from firearms: U.S. News &World Report. ecns.cn A latest study has found that U.S. youth living in high-poverty areas are more likely to die from gun violence than peers living in more affluent areas, said an article published on the U.S. News and World Report website.

Staff (2021-11-25). Salvation Army pays the price for turning woke. rt.com Some donors have been withdrawing their support for the Salvation Army over its switch to woke ideology, saying that a Christian charity shouldn't promote what they see as "the most serious threat" to their faith. | A number of its supporters are apparently increasingly unhappy with an initiative called "Let's Talk About Racism," which Salvation Army CEO General Brian Peddle announced in February. It's a discussion guide aimed at promoting "courageous conversations about racism" within the organization of 1.7 million. Its authors, heavily influenced by critical race theory (CTR), speak of "detrimental division…

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2021-11-25). Climate Change 2021, 40 pp. indybay.org It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere have occurred. A.1.1 Since 2011 (measurements reported in AR5), concentrations have continued to increase in the atmosphere, reaching annual averages of 410 parts per million (ppm) for carbon dioxide (CO2)…

Suzanne James (2021-11-25). International security and the climate crisis. greenleft.org.au Suzanne James reviews a new book on the security implications of climate change and the sociopolitical, cultural and scientific factors that influence the black-ops diplomacy of foreign policy.

Staff (2021-11-25). 'Precancerous lesion' removed during Biden's medical exam. rt.com A potentially "precancerous" lesion was found and removed during a recent medical procedure on US President Joe Biden, the White House physician said, while noting the growth was "benign" and requires no further treatment. | On Wednesday night, the president's physician, Kevin O'Connor, revealed the results from a previous test performed on the mass, saying it was identified as a "tubular adenoma," which he described as "benign" and "slow-growing," but nonetheless deemed it a "potentially precancerous lesion." While he noted that "no further action is required at this time," the doctor said that "routine" exam…

Dean Baker (2021-11-25). Being Thankful This Thanksgiving. cepr.net Okay, I'm an economist nerd, so don't expect a run down of all the good things and bad things we have seen in the last year. I will focus on the economy, but I have to say a few words about the pandemic. No one can be happy about the resurgence of case numbers this …

Jenny Pierson (2021-11-25). Cuba: Five Years After Fidel. independentmediainstitute.org Fidel Castro died five years ago, but I feel like decades have passed in Cuba since November 25, 2016. Trump arrived and passed slowly with his string of sanctions that have felt worse than ever because of the pandemic. Then came Biden with his faint-hearted court, reeling us each day with veiled or direct threats, …

Staff (2021-11-25). FBI warns of high risk for online holiday shoppers. rt.com The FBI has urged people to be careful during online holiday shopping, since they expect an increasing number of scams this year due to alleged merchandise shortages and the pandemic. | The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center has received over 17,000 complaints about undelivered goods during the holiday season in 2020, worth a total loss of $53 million. This year the number might be even higher, due to alleged scarcity of merchandise and the ongoing pandemic. | Read more | | According to t…

WSWS (2021-11-25). The five truths to guide the fight to end the pandemic. wsws.org The Southern Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committees met to discuss the guiding principles to build a mass movement to end the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-11-25). The global pandemic and World War I: The ruling class decides for death. wsws.org As the conclusion of the second year of the pandemic approaches and as mass death continues seemingly without end, the analogy of the pandemic to World War I is tragically and brutally substantiated.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-25). Imperial researchers discuss reaching net-zero in transport with policymakers. imperial.ac.uk Imperial hosted an online workshop this week, bringing together researchers and policymakers to discuss a new report on transport decarbonisation.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-25). Key step in how bacteria acquire drug resistance revealed. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have imaged a major component in conjugation — the process bacteria use to share DNA with each other.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-25). Imperial unveils revitalised green space at the heart of campus. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has marked the completion of Dangoor Plaza and the rejuvenated Queen's Lawn at South Kensington campus.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-25). Exchanging expertise can 'embed science into policymaking' – Alice Gast. imperial.ac.uk Government and scientists can learn more from each other, writes President Alice Gast in the Times.

Staff (2021-11-24). Pfizer employee 'stole vaccine secrets'. rt.com Pfizer has accused a departing employee of making off with a massive trove of confidential documents, including trade secrets related to its Covid-19 vaccine and other drugs, and then attempting an elaborate cover-up. | The Big Pharma firm

WSWS (2021-11-24). Colonia Dignidad: Nazi criminality exported to Chile. wsws.org The Netflix documentary addresses the evangelical cult, run by the German psychopath and pro-fascist Paul Schà§fer, that participated in the torture of political prisoners and used slave labor to produce weapons for Chile's Pinochet dictatorship in the 1970s .

Canadian Tire Fire (2021-11-24). Canadian Anti-Semites and Far-Right Conspiracy Theorists Try New Tactic: Aligning with Indigenous Communities. itsgoingdown.org An antifascist report from Canada about how some white nationalist and far-Right conspiracy theorists are attempting to make inroads into Indigenous communities. While the Covid pandemic may or may not be coming to an end, various anti-fascist twitter accounts have been trying to guess where the Canadian far-Right will focus their attention on next. I…

Staff (2021-11-24). Skip turkey, test guests for Covid: US media's Thanksgiving recipe. rt.com The twin threats of Covid-19 and inflation could put a downer on Thanksgiving this year, especially if Americans skip the turkey and follow the mainstream media's advice by sending their guests into the garage for Covid tests. | Rampant inflation has made preparing a Thanksgiving feast historically expensive for many Americans this year. According to the

Staff (2021-11-24). Fauci speaks of 'unfinished business' before he can retire. rt.com Top White House Covid adviser Anthony Fauci insisted his long career as a federal bureaucrat is far from over, saying retirement is simply out of the question as he looks to wrap up "unfinished business" in the world of medicine. | Asked whether he is thinking of leaving his long-held leadership post at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the 80-year-old health official said he's "not even remotely contemplating that right now." | "There's a lot of unfinished business right now, so I'm not even thinking about walking away," Fauci told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday, adding th…

William Rivers Pitt (2021-11-24). Whatever Passes for "Normal" Amid COVID Is About to Take Yet Another Hard Turn. truthout.org The line of cars in the lot behind the hospital last Saturday was as straight as a rank of Marine Corps cadets. After a fashion, the line turned left into a little foursquare tent city bustling with masked nurses packing potent needles. This was very big stuff: I was there for my Pfizer booster, but of far more importance was the 8-year-old girl bouncing around in the passenger seat beside me. | My daughter was there to get her first COVID vaccination, and her elation was tempered only by her…

Staff (2021-11-24). Automakers & union reach deal on vaccine mandates. rt.com Automakers Ford, General Motors and Chrysler have agreed with the United Auto Workers union to require masking in the workplace and encourage vaccination and boosters against Covid-19, but will not mandate the jabs yet. | Detroit's big three — with Chrysler represented by the parent company Stellantis — and the union

Editor2 (2021-11-24). Cuba's Vaccine Could End up Saving Millions of Lives. orinocotribune.com By Branko Marcetic — Nov 22, 2021 | Thanks to its public biotech sector and its government's deep commitment to public health, Cuba is now the only low-income country to have made its own COVID vaccine. It's already helped millions of Cubans, and it's poised to help millions more around the world. | Much of the press coverage of Cuba last week focused on the anti-government protests that After a di…

Staff (2021-11-24). Hundreds of Google employees respond to vaccine mandate. rt.com Hundreds of Google employees are opposing the company's extensive Covid-19 vaccine mandate, complicating its efforts to move back to in-office work. | A manifesto blasting the mandate has been signed by more than 600 employees, according to CNBC. In the document, the workers demand the tech firm present an alternate mandate that is "inclusive of all Googlers." They are also urging their colleagues to oppose getting vaccines out of "principle" in the face of looming deadlines. | While a US federal mandate for employers is currently tied up in litigation, Google has taken President Joe Biden's advice on board an…

WSWS (2021-11-24). COVID cases and deaths surge to record levels in Greece. wsws.org Greece is rapidly heading towards a million cases of COVID, with yesterday's 7,108 cases bringing the total to 901,661.

Peter Maass (2021-11-24). "The First Wave" Shows What We Haven't Seen of Covid-19. zcomm.org If you have survived the pandemic without going inside a Covid ward, you will likely be stunned by the grim intimacy of Matthew Heineman's new documentary…

Global Research News (2021-11-24). Selected Articles: Appeal for an Anti-Globalist Alliance: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganà≤. globalresearch.ca By Not a single "public health expert"-hailed mitigation or suppression measure, including the COVID shots, has done anything …

Staff (2021-11-24). Biden may turn away migrants but offer them free Covid-19 jabs. rt.com President Joe Biden's administration is reportedly poised to resume sending asylum seekers back to Mexico, complying with a federal court order to restore a key immigration policy of ex-President Donald Trump. | Expulsions under the "Remain in Mexico" program will resume as early as next week, media outlet Axios

WSWS (2021-11-24). Child infections fuel COVID-19 surge across the US. wsws.org The latest data from the American Academy of Pediatrics on child COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths in the US presents further damning evidence of the impacts of the full reopening of schools this fall.

Paulo Cabral (2021-11-24). Brazil celebrating Black Awareness Month. america.cgtn.com As in many countries, the COVID-I9 pandemic in Brazil hit its Black population much harder than its White citizens. Many researchers and activist groups say this is yet another reflection of racism and inequality at play. And that racial divide is serving as a compelling backdrop — as …

Editor (2021-11-24). Texas' abortion ban is having a 'domino effect' on clinics across the U.S. mronline.org "We are seeing massive ripple effects across the country for other states taking on displaced patients."

Andrew Bankson (2021-11-24). Ohioans rally in Columbus to speak out against right-wing attacks on health care. liberationnews.org Two bills attack vital, life-saving health care, and seek to disrupt working people's ability to access it, all to assuage the demands of a small minority of religious extremists.

Ann Brown (2021-11-24). Biden Sends More Money To Police, Police Counseling Act Provides Therapy Resources For Trauma. moguldom.com Without much fanfare, President Joe Biden signed a new bill to provide more money to law enforcement agencies for mental health counseling and therapy resources to deal with on-the-job trauma. On Nov. 18, Biden signed the COPS Counseling Act, which stands for Confidentiality Opportunities for Peer Support Counseling, to provide more mental health resources to …

WSWS (2021-11-24). Sparrow Health workers in Lansing, Michigan, vote overwhelmingly to authorize strike. wsws.org The demands of Sparrow workers include safe staffing levels, cost-of-living adjustments to wages, curtailing of ballooning health care costs, and sick time without fear of punishment.

Stephanie Pavlick (2021-11-24). Pittsburgh medical workers fight for dignity and respect. liberationnews.org The workers, who are facing poor conditions and low wages, are fighting again to unionize their workplace, after a defeated attempt a few years ago.

Dan Beeton (2021-11-24). What's at Stake at the WTO? cepr.net Too much is at stake at the upcoming 12th ministerial conference (MC12) of the World Trade Organization (WTO), set to take place from November 30 to December 3, in Geneva, Switzerland. One would think that every global institution, and particularly one whose rules govern trade in vaccines, medicines, and other medical products necessary to end …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-24). COP26: Q&A with leading engineer ahead of Academy 'Ask the Engineers' panel. imperial.ac.uk Ahead of the Royal Academy of Engineering's 'Ask the Engineers' panel, we spoke to Professor Nilay Shah about COP26's achievements and next steps.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-24). Future tech investment 'must support transition to green economy' – Alice Gast. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's President Alice Gast says investment in future technologies must not be overlooked as countries strive to meet climate goals.

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