2022-11-17: News Headlines

DLI (2022-11-17). On Nov. 8, U.S. voters had a "Sophie's Choice" of NeoFascist "wave" or NeoLiberal morass. indybay.org This week, the Status Quo of a "Manufactured Consent"–not "democracy"–won BIG! Even though the final tallies of some key Congressional races won't be clear for weeks, the domestic mid-term elections proved. once again, that the 2 major parties–the GOP "elephants" and the Dem "asses"–will ensure that the rancorous, chaotic and do-nothing process of domestic infighting and log-jam will continue for years to come.

WSWS (2022-11-17). Democratic think tank plots war against Russia and China: What is the Center for a New American Strategy? wsws.org The Center for a New American Strategy is a Democratic think tank with close ties to the Biden administration, the military, the CIA and the defense industry. It has played a central role in the formulation of US imperialist strategy against Russia and China and Washington's drive for global hegemony.

WSWS (2022-11-17). German government increases military spending for war against Russia. wsws.org Last Friday, the Budget Committee of the Bundestag (federal parliament) approved the draft bill of the Social Democrat-led Defence Ministry that provides for a massive increase in military spending next year.

Norman Solomon (2022-11-17). Biden Made It Harder for Democrats to Win. He'd Be an Albatross on the 2024 Ticket. indybay.org His approval ratings are far below the public's positivity toward the Democratic Party…

WSWS (2022-11-17). Federal appeals court blocks Biden's student loan forgiveness plan indefinitely. wsws.org Six Republican-led state governments deliberately filed their suit against the program before one of the most right-wing appeals courts in the country.

Art Persyko (2022-11-17). Tuesday 11/15: SF Gray Panthers Forum: 1) Open Mic on the Election; & 2) What Could Reshape SF Land Use? indybay.org ZOOM: us02web.zoom.us/j/86465752525?pwd=Tzh1YVh5SE9mdWkzdjI2clZrVEczdz09 | Meeting ID: 864 6575 2525 | Passcode: 465295 or | Phone in: 1-669-900-9128 (same ID and passcode as above)…

Jim McIlroy (2022-11-17). Socialist Alliance to contest NSW March election. greenleft.org.au Socialist Alliance will contest the NSW election in March, with a campaign focused on housing justice, cost of living pressures, health care and public transport. Jim McIlroy reports.

WSWS (2022-11-17). Supreme Court rejects request by Arizona Republican Party chair to shield phone records from January 6 Select Committee. wsws.org While Arizona Republican Party chairwoman Kelli Ward's request was denied, two conservative justices—Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas—indicated they would have protected Trump's co-conspirator.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-11-17). What Is It Like Running A Newspaper In The Pen? Meet The Black Man Behind 'Nash News'. moguldom.com A Black man leads the longest-running prison-published newspaper in North Carolina and he uses his platform to inspire other inmates to believe there is still life after prison, even if they are serving life in prison. Phillip Vance Smith II is the editor of "The Nash News." He is 21 years into his life without parole …

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-11-17). Friday 12/2: 1848 Historic Gold Mining District of Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar comes alive. indybay.org Historic Negro Bar State Park ( Black Miners Bar) | Folsom, California…

WSWS (2022-11-17). Republican Party wins control of the US House of Representatives. wsws.org The Associated Press projected Wednesday that Republican candidates had won at least 218 seats, a bare majority, with six seats still too close to call.

TeleSUR, gao, SH (2022-11-17). Republicanos aseguran control de Cámara Baja en EE.UU. telesurtv.net El Congreso de EE.UU. estará dividido en los próximos dos años con Senado demócrata y Cámara Baja republicana.

Mirko C. Trudeau (2022-11-17). No es necesaria otra guerra fría, dice Biden, Taiwán es la primera línea roja, responde Xi. globalizacion.ca Tras una reunión de tres horas en Bali, Indonesia, el presidente de Estados Unidos aseguró que "no es necesario que haya una nueva guerra fría", mientras su homólogo chino instó al jefe de la Casa Blanca a encontrar una dirección…

Staff (2022-11-17). Partido Republicano toma el control de la Cámara de Representantes en EEUU. cubadebate.cu Los republicanos consiguieron el control de la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos, devolviéndole al partido presencia en Washington y otorgándole a los conservadores herramientas para obstaculizar la agenda del presidente Joe Biden. Pero la escasa mayoría representará desafíos inmediatos para los dirigentes republicanos.

TeleSUR, MER (2022-11-17). Cinco provincias dominicanas siguen en alerta por vaguada. telesurtv.net Prevén que las precipitaciones continúen en varias partes del país durante las próximas 24 a 48 horas.

Bruce C.T. Wright (2022-11-17). Karen Bass Wins Election To Become First Black Woman Mayor Of Los Angeles. newsone.com Following more than a week of counting ballots and tabulating votes, U.S. Rep Karen Bass was finally projected to win the Los Angeles mayor race.

John Wojcik (2022-11-16). Warnock win in Georgia would be far more than just a bonus. peoplesworld.org Some of the best news during the coverage of the midterm elections came Saturday night when the Nevada senatorial race was called for incumbent Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, a victory ensuring the Democrats will retain control of the Senate. The House, it seems, will be run by Republicans by something close to the slimmest …

TeleSUR (2022-11-16). McConnell Re-Elected as Republican Leader in US Senate. telesurenglish.net A longtime Senate Republican leader from Kentucky, McConnell defeated U.S. Senator Rick Scott of Florida reportedly in a 37 to 10 vote. | On Wednesday afternoon, McConnell, 80, tweeted that he's honored to have been re-elected to lead Republicans in Senate. | RELATED: | He vowed to fight what he called "Democrats' recklessness" and "promote our commonsense conservative vision." | McConnell's reelection came days after Democrats…

Staff (2022-11-16). "A Carbon Bomb": Movement Grows Against EACOP East African Pipeline Funded by France's Total & China. democracynow.org COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, has been called the African COP, but many African climate activists cannot afford to attend. Broadcasting from the summit, we speak to Omar Elmawi, campaign coordinator for Stop the East African Crude Oil Pipeline, about the push to stop the construction of a major pipeline that would stretch 900 miles from Uganda to Tanzania. Key financial backers of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline include the French company Total and the China National Offshore Oil Company. "It's a project that is strongly being opposed by people in Uganda and the whole world, because it's…

_____ (2022-11-16). Why Did Eisenhower Fail in 1961? strategic-culture.org In 1961, in his famous farewell address, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned America about the military-industrial complex. He said it potentially posed a grave threat to liberty and democracy, noting that only an alert and knowledgable citizenry could keep its "disastrous rise" in check. In an earlier draft of his speech, Ike had included Congress as part of the complex, but he removed it from the final draft in the interest of parting with Congress on good terms.

Brett Wilkins (2022-11-16). 'The Left Beat the Money' as Karen Bass Defeats Billionaire to Become LA Mayor. commondreams.org Bass, a six-term Democratic U.S. congresswoman, won despite being outspent 11-to-1 by real estate tycoon and erstwhile Republican Rick Caruso.

_____ (2022-11-16). Biden Nods to Compromise in Ukraine. strategic-culture.org

Anonymous103 (2022-11-16). U.S. Will Have Spent $100B on Ukraine This Year. southfront.org | Written by On November 15th, U.S. President Joe Biden

Staff (2022-11-16). Headlines for November 16, 2022. democracynow.org Poland Says Ukraine Likely Launched Missiles That Killed 2, Not a Deliberate Attack, Russian Missiles Rain Down on Ukraine as Zelensky Calls for G20 to Support Peace Plan, Judge Overturns Georgia Abortion Ban, Trump Announces 2024 Run Amid Ongoing Legal Troubles, Kevin McCarthy Wins GOP Nomination for House Speaker; Sen. Warnock Sues GA over Early Voting Rules, U.S. Judge Blocks Title 42, Which Has Expelled 2 Million Migrants Since 2020, Philadelphia Rights Activists Preparing for New Immigrant Bus from Texas, Intel Report Details How the UAE Spent Hundreds of Millions to Influence U.S. Foreign Policy, Lula Decla…

Dave DeCamp (2022-11-16). Biden Says It's 'Unlikely' Missile that Hit Poland Was Fired from Russia. globalresearch.ca

En.mehrnews (2022-11-16). Missile that hit Poland may not have come from Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — A missile that killed two people in Poland was probably not fired from Russia, US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday after holding talks with leaders of Western allies.

Party for Socialism, Liberation (2022-11-16). PSL Statement — Workers shouldn't be fooled: Trump is a tool of the ultra-rich. liberationnews.org Trump is nothing more than a tool for the millionaires and billionaires to grow even more disgustingly rich while workers' rights are trampled on.

WSWS (2022-11-16). Trump delivers fascist diatribe to announce 2024 reelection bid. wsws.org Among the police state policies Trump pledged to carry out if elected were the "removal of the illegal alien criminals," the death penalty for drug dealers, and the dispatch of National Guard troops to states and cities whose elected leaders failed to crack down on "the total breakdown of law and order."

Fight Back (2022-11-16). Denver students bring the fight for demilitarization to campus CEO. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – On November 10, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) continued their campaign against the Auraria Campus Police Department's (ACPD) ongoing participation in the Department of Defense's 1033 program, otherwise referred to as the LESO Program. The program provides police departments with military grade weapons and supplies. | Members of SDS Denver and their fellow students had a speakout at the center of campus, where they made their voices heard on the issue of campus militarization and the 1033 program. | A group of over a dozen students marched to Colleen Walker's office, who is the chief…

_____ (2022-11-16). Joe Biden and the 'energy crisis' in the West. journal-neo.org The decision of OPEC+ to introduce a deep cut to its oil production definitely came as a shock to the West (the US and the EU). Democrats, including Joe Biden in the US, were quick to point fingers to Saudi Arabia as the culprit. In fact, many Democrats are already demanding that the Kingdom be …

_____ (2022-11-16). Fossil Fuel Industry Dupes Media. popularresistance.org Shortly after he took office, President Biden announced a goal of building 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, enough clean energy to power 10 million homes. For the administration, the offshore wind target was a part of a larger strategy of reducing carbon pollution and putting the country on track for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. But, like many clean energy plans, this one was met with immediate resistance. | In August 2021, CBS News reported that Nantucket Residents Against Turbines — or ACK Rats — launched a lawsuit against the administration's offshore wind plans. The Massac…

Alex Bainbridge (2022-11-16). Behind Australia's China reset. greenleft.org.au After years of bellicose anti-China rhetoric from Australian and US elites, the fact that Xi Xingping, Joe Biden and Anthony Albanese did actually meet does seem positive, argues Alex Bainbridge.

Dave DeCamp (2022-11-16). US Sanctions on China's Likely Next Defense Minister May Complicate Dialogue. news.antiwar.com US sanctions on China's likely incoming defense minister may complicate the two nations' plans to resume military dialogues that Beijing suspended in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) visiting Taiwan, The South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday. President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed in talks on Monday that maintaining communications was …

____ (2022-11-15). Key messages western media have missed in Xi-Biden summit. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, had their first face-to-face meeting on Monday since the latter assumed the American presidency.

____ (2022-11-15). Full text: Chinese FM briefs media on Xi-Biden meeting and answers questions. ecns.cn After their meeting, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi briefed the media on the meeting and answered questions.

En.mehrnews (2022-11-16). VIDEO: Biden stumbles again during Bali visit. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — On Tuesday, Biden, not for the first time, stumbled on the stairs and appeared to lose his footing after which, Indonesian President Joko Widodo held him during their visit to a Mangrove forest in Bali at G20 Summit.

JANET (2022-11-16). End the War Drills, Lift the Travel Ban! iacenter.org From October 31 to November 5, the U.S. and south Korea air forces carried out joint war exercises against north Korea called Operation Vigilant Storm. The joint exercises involved over 240 U.S. and south Korean aircraft and U.S. B-1B supersonic stealth bombers hovering near the DMZ. These provocations have prompted north Korea to respond with missile launches and excursions in the west sea border areas. Tensions with north Korea have only increased since the inaugurations of the Biden and Yoon administrations. Biden and Yoon have taken a hard line against north Korea, and their administrations have led the large…

Jessica Corbett (2022-11-16). 'A Massive Mistake': Alarm as Dems Cast Doubt on Lame-Duck Debt Ceiling Deal. commondreams.org "Biden and Senate Democrats have decided to leave the economic equivalent of a nuclear arsenal on their front porch for Republicans to take and use as they see fit."

Kyle Anzalone (2022-11-16). US, Japan to Start Large-Scale War Games as Biden Meets with Xi. globalresearch.ca

Maureen Clare Murphy (2022-11-16). Will FBI probe into Abu Akleh killing be a cover-up? electronicintifada.net Democrats have pressed Biden on Al Jazeera reporter's slaying.

SP Editor (2022-11-16). The Most Important Climate Talk Happened Thousands of Miles From COP27. scheerpost.com

WSWS (2022-11-16). Australian Labor PM has "reset" meeting with Xi. wsws.org The meeting may indicate a tactical shift to ease the immediate tensions produced by the escalating US provocations against China, following the lead set by US President Biden's meeting with Xi.

Benjamin Norton (2022-11-16). Corruption Exposed: US Meddled in Ecuador's Election, Using Julian Assange as Bargaining Chip. orinocotribune.com By Ben Norton Nov 12, 2022 | A former minister of Ecuador testified that the US government conspired with a right-wing political party to run a disinformation campaign against the leftist Correísta movement, backing a millionaire banker for president in exchange for giving up journalist Julian Assange, who had asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy. | Ecuador's former energy minister testified that the US government conspired with a right-wing political party to run a disinformation campaign against the leftist Correísta movement of ex President Rafael Correa. | He said that US "federal agents" pledged to help "i…

Bruce C.T. Wright (2022-11-16). 14th Amendment Disqualifies Trump From Ever Holding Public Office Again, Experts Argue. newsone.com Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on November 15, 2022. | Source: ALON SKUY / Getty | The announcement by Trump declared his candidacy Tuesday night, one week after a slew of Republicans he endorsed lost in the midterm elections, prompting a growing number of his party members to distance themselves from the former president. | "The corridors of power … these are our corr…

Bruce C.T. Wright (2022-11-16). How Trump's 2024 Announcement Affects Georgia Runoff Chances For Herschel Walker And Warnock. newsone.com Leery Republicans are weighing the pros and mostly the cons of Trump the presidential candidate campaigning for Herschel Walker in Georgia ahead of the runoff election.

Chris Walker (2022-11-16). Don Jr. and Ivanka Were Noticeably Absent During Trump's Big Announcement. truthout.org On Tuesday night, Former President Donald Trump formally announced he would run for president once again, making it three straight election cycles that he's declared himself a candidate for the nation's highest office. | As Trump gave his speech at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, dozens of people in attendance who tried to leave in the middle of it were stopped from doing so by Trump's staff. | Trump's speech announcing his presidential run in 2024

Glenn Daigon (2022-11-16). Midterm Elections Proved Americans Overwhelmingly Support Public Education. commondreams.org Republican candidates for governor thought they had the winning education playbook, but voters had other ideas.

Global Research News (2022-11-16). Selected Articles: Analysis on the US Midterm Elections. Voter Fraud? globalresearch.ca By So far, to the surprise of most people, there are no clear results yet of the US Midterm Elections. The Republicans have won …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-11-16). Joà£o Pedro Stedile: "Lula's Victory is a Political and Social Victory, Not Just Electoral" libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch In part one of this two-part interview, Stedile discussed the major challenges facing the incoming Lula government, the Bolsonarista blockades, and Lula's priorities for foreign relations. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers' Party emerged victorious in the historic elections held in Brazil on October 30. With almost .9% of the votes,…

Jake Johnson (2022-11-16). 'Democracy Is Not Out of the Woods Yet': Trump Announces 2024 White House Run. commondreams.org "Trump was the ringleader of the criminal conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election and the will of the American people. He and his allies have shown that they will go to any lengths to seize power, from lying to the public to inciting political violence."

Janie Har (2022-11-16). Rent control and affordable housing were winning issues in the elections. peoplesworld.org SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—Ballot measures in the U.S. to build more affordable housing and protect tenants from soaring rent increases were plentiful and fared well in last week's midterm elections, a sign of growing angst over record high rents exacerbated by inflation and a dearth of homes. Voters approved capping rent increases at below inflation in …

Michael Waldman (2022-11-16). Midterm Voters Decisively Rejected Election Deniers. commondreams.org Is a durable majority for safe and secure elections emerging?

Mike Walter (2022-11-16). The Heat: Israeli Elections. america.cgtn.com Israel's president asks former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government. What could it mean for the country and beyond? Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could return to power as head of Israel's most right-wing government in history. Final results show Netanyahu's Likud …

Mitchell Zimmerman (2022-11-16). The GOP Won't Dump Trumpism Anytime Soon. otherwords.org In the face of midterm election results that confounded predictions and crushed Republican hopes for a landslide victory, some in the media are suggesting that the party may finally turn away from Trump. | Trump-backed Republicans did indeed blow some critical races. But this hope suggests there are reasonable Republican office-holders out there who are now ready to liberate themselves from Trump's orbit and re-make the GOP as a normal, democracy-respecting party. | The suggestion that there was an "extremist" fever that has run its course is false. | The reality: MAGA Republicans are the Republican Party. Few Re…

Owen Fairclough (2022-11-16). Donald Trump announces 2024 candidacy. america.cgtn.com Former U.S. President Donald Trump announced his bid for the 2024 presidential election Tuesday. Just days ago, Trump appeared the only Republican choice for 2024 nominee. But his strategy in this year's midterm elections has sowed seeds of doubt about his prospects even among those …

Peter Certo (2022-11-16). In OtherWords: November 16, 2022. otherwords.org The dust still hasn't settled on this year's midterm elections. But a week out, a few things seem clear: Republicans look poised to eke out a narrow House majority, but the "red wave" many predicted never materialized. What's more, a number of progressive initiatives won big, even in conservative states. | This week, our contributors try to make sense of it all. | Sarah Anderson offers an excellent explainer on the ballot initiatives that won big, from Medicaid expansion in South Dakota to a $15 minimum wage in Nebraska. Local politicians didn't like these ideas, Sarah explains, which is why protecting citizen ba…

Rachel Hu, Chris Garaffa (2022-11-16). CovertAction Bulletin: Trump 2024? It's up to us to fight! with Sean Blackmon. covertactionmagazine.com While we are still waiting for some election outcome, the results of the midterm show that the anti-democratic movement of the far right has been rejected by the majority of voters. Sean Blackmon, co-host of the daily radio show By Any Means Necessary, joins to talk about how he analyzes the results of last week's elections and referendums. Sean shares his thoughts on how the GA Senate race got so close, the failures of the Democratic Party to excite voters, and impending threats to democracy.

Shailly Gupta Barnes (2022-11-16). How Low-Income Voters Shaped The Midterm Elections. otherwords.org

Sharon Zhang (2022-11-16). Warnock's Campaign Sues Over GOP's Ban on Saturday Voting in Georgia Runoff. truthout.org Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock's campaign has filed a lawsuit against Georgia over Republican officials' decision this week to bar early voting on Saturdays for the upcoming runoff election, slamming officials for their allegedly "cherry-pick[ed]" interpretation of state voting laws. | Over the weekend, Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office

UnitedEditor (2022-11-16). Brazil: "A victory for democracy" uwidata.com Elections are over, Lula has won and Brazil is in transition to his government, which will take office on January 1st. Lula is Honorary Chairman of the Workers' Party of Brazil, the leading force in a broad coalition. How does the coalition interpret the election results? How will they establish governability, given the conservative majority …

WSWS (2022-11-16). Will Lehman replies to incumbent union president Ray Curry's violation of federal law and UAW election rules. wsws.org This is Will Lehman's response to the Monitor's proposed "remedy" to incumbent UAW president Ray Curry's violation of federal law.

Julia Conley (2022-11-16). 'Break Up Ticketmaster,' Chorus of Lawmakers Demands Amid Taylor Swift Fiasco. commondreams.org "Daily reminder that Ticketmaster is a monopoly," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "Break them up."

Anonymous103 (2022-11-16). Trump Announced 2024 Run For Presidency. southfront.org | Former President Donald Trump has formally filed a statement of candidacy for a 2024 presidential bid. He announced candidacy for…

Chris Walker (2022-11-16). Raskin Says Trump's 2024 Candidacy Doesn't "Immunize" Him From Prosecution. truthout.org Newly announced 2024 presidential contender Donald Trump cannot use his status as a former president to avoid being prosecuted, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) said this week. | Appearing on CNN prior to Trump's announcement from Mar-a-Lago that he's running for president again in 2024, Raskin also explained that "Under our Constitution, we don't have an 'office of former president of the United States.' A former president of the United State…

Chris Walker (2022-11-16). Trump's Refusal to Testify Before Jan. 6 Panel Could Result in Contempt Charges. truthout.org

____ (2022-11-16). Trump announces 2024 presidential bid. ecns.cn Former U.S. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that he will run for the White House again.

Elijah Magnier (2022-11-16). Israel strikes, and Iran prepared the response. thealtworld.com Israeli strikes. Irrespective of who actually carried out the military operation, Iran received the US-Israeli message. According to Iranian officials, it pledged to reply against Israel in one of the numerous theatres in the Middle East. | US forces are deployed in northeast Syria, robbing the gas and oil, as stated explicitly by former President Donald Trump, and are in control of the Syrian main food basket

En.mehrnews (2022-11-16). Donald Trump announces 2024 presidential bid. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Former President Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.

Julia Conley (2022-11-16). House Democrat Leads Charge to Bar Trump From Office, Citing 14th Amendment. commondreams.org The former president "forfeited his right to ever hold federal office again for leading an insurrection against the United States," said Rep. David Cicilline.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-11-16). GOP cool to Trump but not MAGA extremism as he announces third run for presidency. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Former Oval Office Republican occupant Donald Trump has announced yet another run for the White House, even as many Republicans expressed unhappiness with their master, not because they reject his politics, but because they think it is his style that caused mass rejection of his endorsed midterm candidates by the voters. What is making voters …

Nitza Soledad Perez (2022-11-16). Americans react to Trump's 2024 White House bid. america.cgtn.com Donald Trump wants back inside the White House oval office. The former U.S. president announced his candidacy to re-take…

Sharon Zhang (2022-11-16). Judge Strikes Down Title 42, Which Helped Expel Millions of Asylum Seekers. truthout.org A federal judge has struck down an anti-immigration policy originally invoked by President Donald Trump that has seen millions of asylum seekers expelled, marking a victory for immigrant advocates and human rights experts who have long called the policy cruel and inhumane. | Washington, D.C. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan

Jessica Corbett (2022-11-16). As GOP Claims House Majority, Jayapal Warns of 'Republicans in Ruin'. commondreams.org Predicting GOP infighting, she said that "what we might get is a really sharp contrast: Republicans trying to strip Social Security and Medicare" and Democrats serving as the last line of defense.

Scott Bennett (2022-11-16). U.S. Military Psychological Operations (PSYOP): "The Weaponization of Information" In Support of Global Military Conquest. globalresearch.ca

Lee Camp (2022-11-16). The Real Reason the US Is Against the Entire World on Cuba. mintpressnews.com What is the point of the embargo on Cuba? What are we hoping to achieve? To punish a dead Fidel Castro for his sins? Maybe to punish a dead Che Guevara for his sins? Perhaps punish Cuban cigar makers for being so damned good?

Anonymous669 (2022-11-16). Iran's IRGC Attacks Kurdish Militants In Northern Iraq With Missiles & Drones (Video). southfront.org On November 14, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) carried out a series of strikes on positions of Iranian Kurdish militant opposition parties in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. | The semi-official Fars News Agency said that the IRGC had targeted "terrorist groups" in Kurdistan with missiles and drones. | A base of the Komala Party in Sulaymaniyah was struck with six drones and a base of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (DPIK) near Erbil with four missi…

Editor (2022-11-16). Haunted by the ghost of "Marbury v. Madison:" Judicial review and abolishing the Supreme Court. mronline.org In 2022, after a handful of unelected judges serving lifetime terms in the U.S. Supreme Court eviscerated the hard-won and overwhelmingly popular right to abortion, masses of people took to the streets to defend this democratic right to bodily autonomy.

Fight Back (2022-11-16). Tallahassee: SDS protests transphobic Board of Medicine decision. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL — On November 9, Florida State University Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a protest against the recent decision by the Florida Board of Medicine to ban, in a 6-3 vote, gender-affirming healthcare for transgender youth. This decision prohibits all types of gender-affirming care for those under 18, including puberty blockers, hormones, cross-hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgery. Around 30 people attended the protest in front of the new student union. | This is not the first time that lawmakers have attacked gender-affirming care in recent months. In August of this year, th…

Fight Back (2022-11-16). Abortion rights win in Michigan. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, Michigan – People across Michigan are celebrating a victory with the passing of Proposal 3 which restores abortion rights in Michigan. Proposal 3 passed with 56.7% voting yes and 43.3% voting no. | The campaign to vote Yes on Proposal 3 also boosted voter turnout for the Democratic Party on November 8. On November 9 it was announced that the Democratic Party won both the Michigan House and Senate, as well as re-elected Democrats to all the top spots, led by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The last time Democrats held power like this was 1984. | It was ultimately grassroots organizing and door-knocking…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-11-16). Who Is Rising Political Analyst Ameshia Cross? 5 Things To Know. moguldom.com There are many voices in politics and some are more respected than others. Ameshia Cross is gaining popularity as the latter. Here are five things to know about the rising political analyst. 1. Ameshia Cross is a multi-hyphenate political activist, analyst and Democratic strategist with expertise in communications, public relations and policy development. Ameshia Cross' …

Joe Lauria (2022-11-16). A Father Fights for His Son & What's Left of Democracy. orinocotribune.com By Joe Lauria Nov 11, 2022 | The film Ithaka, about the quest of Julian Assange's father to save his son, made its U.S. premiere on Sunday in New York City. It is reviewed by Joe Lauria. | To the extent that the media has covered the tragedy of Julian Assange at all, the focus has been on politics and the law. | Consortium News, which has provided perhaps the most comprehensive coverage of the prosecution under the Espionage Act of the WikiLeaks publisher, has also focused more on the case and less on the man. | The great issues involved transcend the individual: war, diplomacy, official deception, high cri…

Mark Gruenberg (2022-11-16). Democrats move now to protect same sex marriage and much more. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The number one bill lawmakers will consider this month, thanks to Senate Democrats newly energized after maintaining control of that body last week, will be a bill that protects same-sex marriage rights nationwide with a new federal law. The move by the Senate Democrats is designed to beat the right-wing dominated Supreme Court to the …

Staff (2022-11-16). Who Should Pay for Climate Crisis? Global South Demands "Loss and Damage" from Wealthy Nations. democracynow.org We are broadcasting from COP27, the U.N. climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, where poorer countries in the Global South that are weathering the worst effects of the climate crisis are calling for wealthy nations to pay reparations in the form of climate financing. "We need a global plan to phase out fossil fuels in a just and equitable manner," says Harjeet Singh, head of global political strategy with Climate Action Network and global engagement director of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. He adds that the United States is the main impediment to "loss and damage" climat…

Staff (2022-11-16). "Climate Collateral": How Military Spending Fuels Environmental Damage. democracynow.org As the U.N. climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, is underway, we look at how military spending accelerates the climate crisis. Wealthy nations' investments in armed forces not only exacerbates pollution but also often surpasses their climate financing by as much as 30 times, according to a new report by the Transnational Institute. It shows the money is available, "but it's been dedicated to military spending," says co-author Nick Buxton. Governments that import arms, like Egypt, are motivated by the desire for legitimacy and the "power to crack down on the civil society,&#8…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-11-16). Remembering Jazz Drummer Idris Muhammad: 7 Things To Know. moguldom.com Idris Muhammad was one of the foremost funk, jazz and R&B drummers of his time. His legacy is still heard in today's music. Here are seven things to know about Idris Muhammad. 1. Idris Muhammad was born Leo Morris in New Orleans. Muhammad was born Leo Morris on November 13, 1939, in one of the …

Thom Hartmann (2022-11-16). A Note of Apology to This Nation's Younger Generations: We Failed You. commondreams.org Millennials today hold only 4.6% of the nation's wealth and, along with Zoomers, struggle to own a home and are deeply in debt. What happened? In a word, Republicans…

Jenna McGuire (2022-11-16). 'We're Going to Get This Done': US Senate Takes Crucial Step Toward Codifying Same-Sex Marriage. commondreams.org "The right to marry the person you love shouldn't be up for debate," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

____ (2022-11-16). Major high-tech expo opens in southwest China. ecns.cn The 10th China (Mianyang) Science and Technology City International High-Tech Expo commenced Wednesday in the city of Mianyang, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

____ (2022-11-16). China's first LNG refueling vessel put into operation. ecns.cn Originally a LNG bunker vessel, "Offshore Oil 301" (Hai Yang Shi You 301), China's first LNG refueling vessel, was put into operation after renovation on Tuesday in Guangzhou.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-11-16). Demócratas para proteger el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo y mucho más. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—El proyecto de ley número uno que los legisladores considerarán este mes, gracias a que los demócratas del Senado se animaron recientemente después de mantener el control de ese organismo la semana pasada, será un proyecto de ley que protege los derechos del matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo en todo el país con una …

TeleSUR, mcs, JCM (2022-11-16). Presidentes Erdogan y Biden se reúnen durante cumbre G20. telesurtv.net Las relaciones entre los dos países están deterioradas por temas, como las sanciones de EE.UU. a Türkiye.

Staff (2022-11-16). Donald Trump: Oficialmente candidato a las elecciones presidenciales de 2024. cubadebate.cu El expresidente presentó los documentos a la Comisión Federal de Elecciones estadounidense para crear el Comité Principal de Campaña, según una publicación en el sitio web del organismo. En octubre, Trump había insinuado que "probablemente" volvería a postularse para las próximas elecciones presidenciales.

TeleSUR, jaa, MER (2022-11-16). Colegio Médico Dominicano convoca a paro contra aseguradoras. telesurtv.net Entre las demandas está la creación de un Plan Básico de Salud que considere las necesidades sanitarias de la población.

Joe Bernick (2022-11-15). Katie Hobbs win in Arizona a major defeat for election deniers. peoplesworld.org Arizona's working people breathed a collective sigh of relief when Democrat Katie Hobbs was finally declared winner of the Gubernatorial election. She defeated the Trumpite Republican election liar, Kari Lake. Arizona's ultra-right-wing Republican controlled legislature has been attacking working people's living and working conditions, immigrants, women's health care, and public education, all while piling up …

Chris Walker (2022-11-15). Senate Democrats Say They Have the Votes to Pass Marriage Equality Bill. truthout.org Senate negotiators involved in talks to enact protections for same-sex marriage at the federal level say they have enough support to ensure passage of a bill, and will begin procedural votes as early as this Wednesday. | The Respect for Marriage Act — sponsored by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin), the first openly lesbian senator in U.S. history — has the support of the entire Democratic caucus as well as a few Republican senators. |

____ (2022-11-14). Biden admits not enough votes to codify abortion rights in next Congress. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden admitted on Monday that he did not expect Democrats to have enough votes in the next Congress to codify abortion rights.

WSWS (2022-11-15). US 2022 midterm live updates: Congressional elections appear to end in deadlock. wsws.org The indeterminate outcome has already led to back-biting within both capitalist parties.

Doug Hertzler (2022-11-15). Supporting Indigenous Peoples' Territorial Rights in Guatemala. actionaidusa.org Recently, we welcomed a delegation of Indigenous leaders from Guatemala who were visiting Washington, D.C., to present their case for territorial rights in Guatemala to the Interamerican Human Rights Commission. Momentum against corruption in Guatemala's justice system and favor of land rights was stopped by the Trump administration and some members of Congress who supported…

Dave DeCamp (2022-11-15). Report: US Tells Ukraine Talks Don't Need to Happen After Milley's Comments. news.antiwar.com According to a report from POLITICO, the Biden administration has been reassuring Ukraine that peace talks with Russia don't need to happen anytime soon after Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said this winter will provide an opportunity for diplomacy. Milley said last week that Russia and Ukraine might recognize that …

____ (2022-11-14). Chinese, U.S. presidents reach agreements on bilateral ties, discuss Ukraine issue. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday reached a series of agreements on maintaining bilateral dialogue and coordination in various fields, and exchanged views on Ukraine issue.

Staff (2022-11-15). Headlines for November 15, 2022. democracynow.org U.N. General Assembly Calls on Russia to Pay Reparations for Ukraine Invasion, After Meeting Xi Jinping, Biden Says U.S. Won't Provoke New Cold War with China, Egyptian Political Prisoner Alaa Abd El-Fattah Ends Hunger Strike, Israel Says It Won't Cooperate with FBI Probe into Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, Thousands Flee Fighting Between Congolese Army and M23 Rebels in Eastern DRC, Katie Hobbs Defeats GOP Election Denier Kari Lake to Win Arizona Governor Race, Arizona Voters Approve In-State College Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants, Second Federal Court Blocks Biden's Student Debt Relief Pro…

Jenny Pierson (2022-11-15). The West Is Using COP27 to Shift Blame to Poorer Nations—Private Greed Prevails Over Humanity's Survival. independentmediainstitute.org COP27 has begun in Sharm el-Sheikh. Although the Ukraine war and the U.S. midterm elections have shifted our immediate focus away from the battle against global warming, it still remains a central concern of our epoch. Reports indicate that not only are we failing to meet our climate change goals, but we are also falling …

Francisco Lozano (2022-11-15). Drowning of Russian Migrant Highlights Danger of US Border Policy (PHOTOS). latinorebels.com Critics of the migrants trying to cross the border say that there are legal avenues and procedures to follow. However, many asylum seekers are never screened and are sent back to Mexico under Title 42, the Trump-era policy that denies entry to immigrants with the pretense of protecting public health.

TeleSUR (2022-11-15). Wang Yi Meets Lavrov on Sidelines of G20 Bali Summit. telesurenglish.net His comments came Tuesday at a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia. | RELATED: | "China is willing to work with Russia and other like-minded countries to promote the development of a multipolar world, firmly support the democratization of international relations and defend the international system based on the United Nations," the Chinese diplomat said. | Regarding the ongoing conflict in Ukrain…

Kenny Stancil (2022-11-15). Omar, AOC Lead Letter Urging Biden to Extend Marijuana Pardons to Immigrants. commondreams.org "Granting pardons to all simple marijuana possession offenses—regardless of immigration status—demonstrates genuine compassion," 17 House Democrats wrote in a letter to the White House.

_____ (2022-11-15). Israel Won't Cooperate With US Probe Into Shireen Abu Akleh's Killing. popularresistance.org The U.S. Justice Department has informed the Israeli government that the FBI will investigate the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, the Palestinian American journalist who was shot during an Israeli raid in May. The announcement comes shortly after elections were held in the United States and Israel. | "Such an investigation is highly unusual and could lead to a U.S. request to investigate the soldiers who were involved in the operation — a request Israel would almost certainly reject," wrote Barak Ravid, who first reported the story for Axios. "The investigation could also lead to tensions between the Biden ad…

Abdel Bari Atwan (2022-11-15). Saudi Arabia's pivot to the East. thealtworld.com Riyadh is realigning — and President Xi should learn to sword-dance | Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, used his attendance at the COP 27 climate summit in Sharm al-Sheikh, where he was representing his country, to announce that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit the kingdom inthe second half of December to discuss boosting trade and regional security, the two priority issues for both sides. | The timing of the announcement coincided with the arrival of US President Joe Biden at the gathering, at a time of strained Saudi-US relations due mostly to their differences o…

Anand Naidoo (2022-11-15). The Heat: Xi-Biden Meeting. america.cgtn.com The leaders of China and the United States meet to ease tension between the two countries. What could this mean for the bilateral relationship? Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, for about three hours, in Bali, Indonesia. It was their …

Andrew Bacevich (2022-11-15). Asking the Right Post-Election Questions in a Nation Adrift. commondreams.org The first step toward enlightenment is to ask the right questions. Joe Biden and the American political establishment seem remarkably blind to the need to do just that.

Carlos Edill Berríos Polanco (2022-11-15). Breaking Down the Latino Vote in 2022. latinorebels.com Latino voters were generally supportive of the Biden administration's policies but remain extremely worried about inflation and the rising cost of living. Pre-election myths about frustration leading to a seismic Latino shift towards the right were ultimately wrong.

____ (2022-11-14). Xi, Biden hold candid, in-depth exchange of views on bilateral ties, major global issues. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, had a candid and in-depth exchange of views here on Monday on issues of strategic importance in China-U.S. relations and on major global and regional issues.

____ (2022-11-14). Xi, Biden try to put ties back on track. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping and United States President Joe Biden agreed on Monday to take concrete steps to put bilateral ties back on the track of stable development, as the two sides reached consensus on key issues such as climate change, trade, public health, agriculture and food security.

____ (2022-11-15). Chinese FM elaborates on Xi-Biden meeting in Indonesia. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi briefed the media here on Monday on the closely-watched meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, and answered questions of journalists in this regard.

____ (2022-11-15). Xi, Biden meet in Bali, Indonesia. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with U.S. President Joe Biden upon request in Bali, Indonesia, Nov. 14, 2022.

Editor (2022-11-15). Collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX had ties to Ukrainian government, WEF, and top Biden adviser. mronline.org FTX had some eye-opening connections to powerful entities and individuals around the world before it all came crashing down.

Editor (2022-11-15). It's Not Just Coca-Cola: Corporations Have Co-Opted the UN Climate Talks. scheerpost.com

Emerald Robinson (2022-11-15). Mid-Term Elections 2022: It's Déjà Vu All Over Again in the Banana Republic of Biden! globalresearch.ca

Finian Cunningham (2022-11-15). Biden and Burns in Double Act to Split Putin and Xi. thealtworld.com Biden and Burns' clunky double act is likely to not impress anyone in Beijing and Moscow. | U.S. President Joe Biden apparently sought to lower tensions with China this week when he promised Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that Washington was "not seeking a new Cold War" with Beijing. | The two leaders met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Indonesia. It was their first face-to-face meeting since Biden took office in January 2021. While Biden was all smiles for a handshake photo-op, Xi looked noticeably reserved, like a guy who was bracing himself as one about to hear loads of bullshit. | After more than three…

Kwjorinoco (2022-11-15). Xi Signals to Biden that Taiwan Is 'Red Line' that Should Not Be Crossed. orinocotribune.com According to the Chinese president, Beijing and Washington "should have a correct vision of the internal and external policies of the other party and its strategic intentions, and establish a tone of dialogue instead of confrontation." | The Taiwan issue is at the core of China's interests, the political foundation of Sino—US relations, and "the first red line" that must not be crossed in Beijing—Washington relations, said Xi Jinping on Monday, during a meeting with his US counterpart, Joe Biden, prior to the G20 summit, which will take place on November 15 and 16 on the Indonesian island of Bali. | T…

Sharon Zhang (2022-11-15). Biden May Extend Student Loan Payment Pause Again Amid Court Battles. truthout.org The White House is reportedly considering once again extending the student loan payment pause that is currently set to expire at the end of the year, as President Joe Biden's plan to cancel up to $20,000 of student debt for borrowers is facing a court challenge from Republicans. | According

WSWS (2022-11-15). Biden pledges to "manage" economic war with China. wsws.org US president Joe Biden had his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping since his inauguration, pledging to "manage" the United States' trade war with China, which he referred to as "competition."

Zack Linly (2022-11-15). Republicans Who Mocked Biden's Gaffes Are Cheering Herschel Walker's Boners. newsone.com U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (R) campaigns for Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker at a rally at The Mill on Etowahon November 10, 2022 in Canton, Georgia. | Source: Megan Varner / Getty | Listen, we all know that Unless you're a Republican. Well, scratch that. It would be fine if Republicans just…

Staff (2022-11-15). The Preliminary Count in Bolivia's 2019 Election Contained Clear Biases. cepr.net Votes were not counted at random and that the problem of counting nickels before dimes is real and must be accounted for when the count is incomplete…

Brittani Banks (2022-11-15). Voting Booth in the 2022 Elections: A Roller Coaster for Democracy. independentmediainstitute.org By Steven Rosenfeld Voting Booth is a project of the Independent Media Institute. Voting Booth's coverage of the 2022 general election focused on what ended up mattering most to voters: casting a ballot that would be accurately counted and defending democracy's guardrails. Across America, voters rejected candidates who supported overturning past elections or gaming the …

Cameron orr (2022-11-15). Struggle against U.S. penal slavery heats up. cpusa.org Reporting on the results of the November 8 elections, John Wojcik and Mark Gruenberg noted in People's World: "Defying the political history of the United States in which parties in power lose up and down the ballot [in the midterms], Democrats ended Republican control of state legislative chambers across the country this week, including …

Charles Idelson (2022-11-15). Now Comes the Hard Part for Progress: What the Midterm Election Taught Us. commondreams.org Though the Democrats did repel much of the predicted wave, questions about poor Democratic Party messaging undercut the ability to further limit losses.

Fight Back (2022-11-15). District Council candidate: 'Chicago police made me fear for my son's life'. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Kenya Franklin recalls her nephew's unjust beating by Chicago police in 2000. "It made me fear for my son's life." | With this experience, Franklin was petitioning at polling locations in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood on election day, November 8. She wants to get on the ballot in the upcoming municipal elections in February as a candidate for the Police District Council. | District Councils, created by the Empowering Communities for Public Safety (ECPS) ordinance and the movement to stop police crimes, are made of three elected community members in each of Chicago's 22 police districts. These c…

GEOFOR (2022-11-15). GEOFOR Interview with Peter Koenig. dissidentvoice.org GEOFOR: How do you see the outcome of the elections: is this a victory for the Republicans or a failure for the Democrats? Peter Koenig: So far, to the surprise of most people, there are no clear results yet of the US Midterm Elections. The Republicans have won the House of representatives, where they already …

Jake Johnson (2022-11-15). Another Election Denier Loses as Katie Hobbs Defeats Kari Lake for Arizona Governor. commondreams.org "One of the most dangerous election deniers and conspiracy theorists in the country—Kari Lake—defeated," wrote one observer. "Now, will she concede?"

Mary Owen (2022-11-15). Rally supports striking Reserve Roastery workers. workers.org New York City The sidewalk was packed Nov. 10 as union, student and community supporters rallied in solidarity with striking Starbucks workers outside the company's Reserve Roastery in Manhattan. Since the Roastery workers won their union election in April, they have faced workplace safety and health issues from mold in . . . |

NewsOne Staff (2022-11-15). Democrats Sue Over Georgia Senate Runoff Early Voting After Republicans 'Rig The System'. newsone.com A coalition of Democratic groups has filed a lawsuit claiming Republicans are trying to disenfranchise Georgians' access to early voting on the last weekend before the Senate runoff election between Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker.

Ontario Health Coalition (2022-11-15). Health Coalition Kicks off Campaign to Save Public Hospitals. socialistproject.ca The Ontario Health Coalition released a brief on October 26 charging that the Doug Ford government lied to the public about its privatization of Ontario's public hospital services. The Coalition reported that the Ford government significantly increased funding to private clinics while at the same time denying that they were expanding the private clinics. The denials were made in written and verbal statements to media across Ontario in the months leading into the election. | In addition, the Coalition reports, after outright denial of their plans to privatize prior to the provincial election, as soon as the ele…

Peter Koenig (2022-11-15). Analysis on the US Midterm Elections. Voter Fraud? globalresearch.ca

Ramzy Baroud (2022-11-15). For Lula's Victory to Matter: A Proposal for a Unified Palestinian Foreign Policy. dissidentvoice.org Palestinians and their supporters are justified in celebrating the election victory of the leftist presidential candidate, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, in Brazil's runoff elections on October 30. But Lula's victory is incomplete and could ultimately prove ineffectual if not followed by a concrete and centralized Palestinian strategy. Lula has proven, throughout the years, to …

Robert Reich (2022-11-15). This one thing may stop Trump from running for re-election. nationofchange.org Far-right politicians are dragging America back to the 19th century.

Sharon Zhang (2022-11-15). Sanders: Democrats Must Curb Billionaires' Grip on Elections to Save Democracy. truthout.org As the midterm elections wrap up with a better-than-expected showing for Democrats, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is saying that the Democratic Party must make curbing the influence of deep-pocketed political donors one of its top priorities in order to save democracy from the far right. | The right is posing a credible and concerning

TeleSUR (2022-11-15). Trump Announces He Will Run Again for the US Presidency. telesurenglish.net Former US President Donald Trump (2017-2021) announced Tuesday from Florida his intention to compete in the 2024 elections to return to the White House and return the "glory" to a country "in decline" and "invaded" by millions of people from elsewhere. | Supporters of the former US President Donald Trump listen to his announcement outside the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, USA, 15 November 2022.

WSWS (2022-11-15). Pseudo-left Québec Solidaire reacts to its election debacle by turning still further right. wsws.org Québec Solidaire's electoral setback, coming amid a wave of worker struggles, was the outcome of the sharp rightward turn it made in an attempt to convince the ruling class it should be accorded a greater role in establishment politics.

WSWS (2022-11-15). Chicago Ford Rank-and-File Election Committee member speaks out. wsws.org A member of the committee at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant speaks out about conditions at the plant and union-management collusion.

WSWS (2022-11-15). Chicago Ford Rank-and-File Election Committee member speaks out: "Workers have to unite" wsws.org A member of the committee at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant speaks out about conditions at the plant and union-management collusion.

WSWS (2022-11-15). New York Times warns right-wing political violence from within the US military and police "put the nation at risk" wsws.org Days after leading Times columnists David Brooks and Thomas Friedman published columns promoting the midterm election results as a "return to normalcy," the Times editorial board warned that the proliferation of "extremists" in American police departments and the US military, "put the nation at risk."

Chris Walker (2022-11-15). Pence Condemns Trump for January 6 Attack as Both Prep for Presidential Runs. truthout.org In an interview that aired on ABC on Monday morning, former Vice President Mike Pence condemned former President Donald Trump for his role in the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol building. | Pence was at the Capitol the day of the attack overseeing the certification of the Electoral College vote. Trump had urged Pence numerous times in public statements and behind the scenes

Chris Walker (2022-11-15). Trump Expected to Announce Third Presidential Run Despite Bad Polling. truthout.org

Contributing Writers (2022-11-15). Scott Bennett To "Syria Times": U.S. Administration Has Weaponized Information Against U.S. Public And Foreign Publics To Unleash Its Military Conquest Of The World. marktaliano.net Original Link Here: Scott Bennett to "Syria Times": U.S. administration has weaponized information against U.S. public and foreign publics to unleash its military conquest of the world — Syrian Times It has been said that power and control in the new world order lie not in preserving territorial integrity, but in the ability to …

Caitlin Johnstone (2022-11-15). Thoughts That Should Probably Occur More Often. thealtworld.com Listen to a reading of this article: | I wonder if my own government is being truthful about its actions in that part of the world? | I wonder if my own government is in the wrong on this issue? | I wonder if the news media are telling the truth right now? | I wonder if the news media tell the truth about things generally? | I wonder if the "Evil Dictators versus Virtuous Liberal Democracies" framework I've been taught by teachers, pundits and politicians is the most accurate lens through which to view world events? | Could I have been deceived about the way my government operates, at home and abroad? | Is it…

Dana Sanchez (2022-11-15). Conspiracy Theorists: SBF Is A Government Asset, Why Isn't He In Jail? moguldom.com Conspiracy theories are swarming social media such as "Sam's a fed plant and you know it" and "FTX Scandal Was Money Laundering For DemocRats" — catnip for some seeking affirmation of their views about the bankrupt crypto exchange FTX and its founder, Sam Bankman-Fried. Members of the populist right have linked Bankman-Fried's business associates and …

Editor (2022-11-15). Voters Didn't Buy the 'Crime Panic' Narrative. Democrats Should Take Note. scheerpost.com Americans around the country were unmoved by tough-on-crime rhetoric, and instead voted in a string of reform-minded candidates. The results show that it's time for Democrats to rethink their approach on public safety.

Julia Conley (2022-11-15). Democrats Urged to Embrace Agenda to Combat Crisis of 'Corporate Power' in US. commondreams.org "People are ready for a progressive, pro-democracy, pro-worker agenda to take on corporate control. We just need leaders to have the courage to enact it."

Manuel Pérez Rocha (2022-11-15). Neoliberal Investor-State System Is a Threat to Democracy and Planet. commondreams.org We're seeing rich countries move away from investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms while intending to keep imposing this system on developing countries.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-11-15). Union door knocking in key states critical to defeating MAGA candidates. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—It should seem obvious in retrospect—to everyone but the punditocracy and the corporate class—that unions played a key role in pulling out voters committed to the constitutional right to abortion and the need to protect U.S. democracy. They were key in bringing women, youth and workers to the polls on Nov. 8, giving progressives and …

People for the American Way (2022-11-15). Wednesday 11/30: PFAW Briefing: 2022 Midterms & Protecting Our Democracy from Far Right Extremism. indybay.org Online event…

Staff (2022-11-15). Hossam Bahgat on the "Full-Scale Human Rights Crisis" in Egypt as Country Hosts COP27. democracynow.org Broadcasting from COP27, the U.N. climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, we speak to leading Egyptian human rights advocate and journalist Hossam Bahgat about how authorities have launched a widespread crackdown on political dissent. Hundreds have been arrested, including lawyers and journalists, and police have been stopping people randomly on the streets of Cairo and other cities to search the contents of their phones. Meanwhile, imprisoned British Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah has sent a letter notifying his family that he has stopped his hunger strike and asked for them to visit on Thursday. Bahgat dis…

Staff (2022-11-15). Vanessa Nakate Condemns Fossil Fuel Lobbying at U.N. Climate Talks as Global Warming Devastates Africa. democracynow.org At the U.N. climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, we speak with prominent Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate about the impact of the climate crisis on the continent of Africa. Earlier today she spoke at a COP27 event and blasted world leaders for not doing more. She describes the need for wealthy nations gathered at the U.N. climate conference, particularly the U.S., to finance loss and damage for poorer nations in the Global South. "For the current and historic emitters, they need to take responsibility for the climate crisis, and they need to pay for this crisis," says Nakate.

TeleSUR (2022-11-15). Human Rights Defenders Condemn Mass Deportations of Haitians. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Dominican Human Rights Committee (CDDH) and other social organizations condemned President Luis Abinader's decree that expels foreigners who illegally occupy public or private property. This decision mainly affects Haitian rural workers. | RELATED: | "We are witnessing a very dangerous mass deportation campaign that can become a campaign of ethnic cleansing if Dominican society does not show democratic…

Thierry Meyssan (2022-11-15). The West Renounces Freedom of Expression. orinocotribune.com By Thierry Meyssan Nov 10, 2022 | This is a debate that we thought was closed: Westerners had affirmed that freedom of expression is an essential prerequisite for democracy and that they would never violate it again. However, the United States, the United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, and Germany have already embarked on the path of censorship. Now, there are things that cannot be said. | Freedom of expression had been a feature of the West since the 18th century. This was the basis on which the political regime supported by the middle classes was built: democracy. The principle according to which the general wil…

WSWS (2022-11-15). Terrorist attack in Istanbul leads to stepped-up police-state measures, militarism. wsws.org The terrorist attack in Istanbul has paved the way for Ankara to escalate both militarism abroad and police-state measures to suppress social opposition as well as basic democratic rights at home.

WSWS (2022-11-15). Pro-business frontman in Detroit schools awarded "Urban superintendent of the year" wsws.org Detroit public schools chief Nikolai Vitti was given the award by his fellow Democratic Party budget cutters and school privatizers…

WSWS (2022-11-15). South Korean trade unions hold mass rally in Seoul. wsws.org The KCTU's demonstration was a cheap political stunt aimed at subordinating workers to the opposition Democratic Party and the capitalist state.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-11-15). Clarissa Rankin Built A Successful Trucking Business And 1M+ Tik Tok Followers Along The Way. moguldom.com Clarissa Rankin is proof positive that not only can women truck, they can do it exceptionally well. They can also build a following of nearly 2 million on TikTok in the process. The 36-year-old wife and mother of two doubles as an entrepreneur and content creator who brings in six figures through her businesses, JC Rankins Transport …

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2022-11-15). Advisor to Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Speaks in 3 Wisconsin Cities. orinocotribune.com By Ryan Hamann Nov 7, 2022 | Milwaukee, WI — Dozthor Zurlent, a lifelong political activist and one-time advisor to the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, has been touring the U.S. since mid-October talking about the achievements and the struggles of the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. His trip has also raised the call to free Alex Saab, a Venezuelan diplomat being held as a political prisoner in the U.S. After beginning his travels in Florida and then moving on to Michigan, Zurlent made three separate stops across the state of Wisconsin, engaging enthusiastic activists in each place. | He mad…

Ryan Cristián (2022-11-15). Clint Russell Interview Battling The Two-Party Illusion & Its Fast Track To The Great Reset. thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me today on Moving Target is Clint Russell of Liberty Lockdown, here to discuss the Two Party Illusion, why it exists, and the may different ways in which this deception influences our daily lives. Most important of which, today, is what appears to be a Lockstep agenda marching directly into The Great Reset and

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-11-15). China pide a EE.UU. trabajar juntos para mayor prosperidad del mundo. telesurtv.net El presidente chino dijo que estaba listo para trabajar con su homólogo estadounidense para que las relaciones entre ambas naciones vuelvan a la senda del crecimiento saludable y estable.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-11-15). Los toques de puerta de los sindicatos fueron fundamentales para derrotar a los candidatos del MAGA. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Debería parecer obvio en retrospectiva—a todos menos a la erudición y la clase empresarial—que los sindicatos desempeñaron un papel clave en la captación de votantes comprometidos con el derecho constitucional al aborto y la necesidad de proteger la democracia estadounidense. Fueron clave para llevar a las mujeres, los jóvenes y los trabajadores a las urnas …

Staff (2022-11-15). EEUU a la expectativa: Donald Trump podría anunciar este martes su candidatura para los comicios de 2024. cubadebate.cu El exmandatario, que nunca reconoció su derrota en los sufragios electorales de 2020, ha insinuado repetidamente durante los últimos tiempos su ambición de volver a ser el líder del país. No obstante, el panorama le es adverso, e incluso sus propios acólitos estiman que deberían mantenerse alejado del escenario político, al menos por el momento.

Manuel Humberto Restrepo Domíguez (2022-11-15). De la guerra total de Uribe, a la paz total del gobierno popular. globalizacion.ca La base de la agenda de la derecha colombiana instaurada a lo largo de 200 años de vida republicana controlada ha sido por los partidos tradicionales, liberal y conservador que, a pesar de diferencias, nunca entablaron relaciones antagónicas, irreconciliables de…

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