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2022-11-29: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-11-29). Biden calls on Congress to impose rail contract, in a major assault on workers' democratic rights. wsws.org A congressional injunction would be an attack on the rights of all workers, including the basic right to strike and participate in meangingful contract vote.

Jacob Andrewartha (2022-11-29). Victorian election shows dissatisfaction is polarised. greenleft.org.au As the cost-of-living and housing crises hit hard, Labor was re-elected in Victoria, despite a 5.8% negative swing which went both to the right and left. The socialist vote was encouraging, reports Jacob Andrewartha.

Niko Leka (2022-11-29). Challenger ticket wins 39% of NSW Nurses and Midwives Association vote. greenleft.org.au In the first contested election in the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Union since 2003, John-Paul Marx, who ran on "A Smarter Union" ticket, received 38.7% of the vote. Niko Leka reports.

WSWS (2022-11-29). "This election is unfair": GM Flint workers denounce judge's rejection of 30-day exension of UAW elections. wsws.org "The low voter turnout is NOT due to workers' apathy, but due to the conspiratorial actions of the bureaucracy to limit voter turnout and to suppress the voices of the rank and file," the committee stated.

WSWS (2022-11-29). Transcript from hearing in Lehman v. UAW details arguments for extending UAW election deadlines. wsws.org A transcript of the November 22 court hearing for the case sheds further light on the indifference and even hostility of the UAW apparatus and court-appointed Monitor to workers' democratic right to participate in a fair election.

Michael Petrelis (2022-11-29). Anti-hate, anti-Trump LGBTQ people protest at Twitter building. indybay.org Twitter protest report back to the community…

WSWS (2022-11-29). Press reports claim Liz Cheney blocks probe of FBI, Pentagon in January 6 attack. wsws.org The reports by NBC News and the Washington Post suggest that the House Select Committee is covering up key aspects of Trump's attempted coup d'etat.

Ken Epstein (2022-11-29). Will Progressive Victories Mean a More Democratic, Inclusive Oakland? indybay.org The results were a significant defeat for the moderate, pro-big-business regime of outgoing Mayor Libby Schaaf, her corporate backers and the candidates she groomed and promoted as her legacy. The failure of Schaaf-backed candidates may have had a lot to do with the starkness of that legacy…

WSWS (2022-11-29). Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin proposes right-wing revision of public school curriculum. wsws.org Youngkin's right-wing revision of the Virginia curriculum is part of a broader attack on public education being carried out by the Republican Party.

WSWS (2022-11-29). What took them so long? New York Times, Guardian finally call for Assange's freedom. wsws.org Ten years after Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange was forced to seek refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and three years after he was arrested and subjected to solitary confinement, the editors and publishers of the New York Times, the Guardian, Le Monde, El País and Der Spiegel have issued an open letter calling on US President Joe Biden to end his prosecution.

_____ (2022-11-28). Circuits Of War: On Biden's Technological Offensive Against China. popularresistance.org A world war was declared on 7 October. No news station reported on it, even though we will all have to suffer its effects. That day, the Biden administration launched a technological offensive against China, placing stringent limits and extensive controls on the export not only of integrated circuits, but also their designs, the machines used to 'write' them on silicon and the tools these machines produce. Henceforth, if a Chinese factory requires any of these components to produce goods — like Apple's mobile phones, or GM's cars — other firms must request a special licence to export them. | Why has t…

____ (2022-11-28). Wang Yi Briefs the Media on the Meeting between Chinese and U.S. Presidents and Answers Questions. transcend.org 15 Nov 2022 – Yesterday, President Xi Jinping had a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden in Bali, Indonesia. After the meeting, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi briefed the media on the meeting and answered questions.

Brett Wilkins (2022-11-28). Biden Accused of Selling Out Rail Workers by Urging Congress to Prevent Strike. commondreams.org "Biden is siding with corporate rail bosses over the rank-and-file workers who voted against this agreement," said one progressive commentator after the president urged lawmakers to take action to force through a deal without paid sick leave.

Brett Wilkins (2022-11-28). Biden Mulls Sending Long-Range Missiles to Ukraine. commondreams.org While Ukrainians and supporters welcomed Boeing's proposal to arm Ukrainian forces with long-range precision-guided bombs, one anti-war voice accused the American military-industrial complex of "dictating the U.S. foreign policy and profiteering from wars."

Chris Walker (2022-11-28). Democrats Will Push Electoral College Reform in Final Weeks of House Control. truthout.org In the final weeks of Congress's last session before Republicans take control of the House, Democratic lawmakers are planning to push a number of bills forward — including legislation that aims to prevent attempted usurpations of future presidential elections in wake of Donald Trump's attempt to overthrow the 2020 presidential election after he lost to President Joe Biden. | According to Politico,

Editor (2022-11-28). Biden's Response To the Rightwing Whirlwind in Israel—Weakness. scheerpost.com By Mitchell Plitnick / Mondoweiss At the beginning of November, when Israel and the United States held elections within days of each other, it seemed clear that the pull in opposite directions embodied in the disappointing showing for the American far-right and the strong showing for their Israeli counterparts portended tension in the "unshakeable" alliance …

Martha Grevatt (2022-11-28). Books, bathrooms, bills ‚àí and bullets. workers.org "Senseless." How many times have we heard that after a mass shooting? It's like a broken record. The word has been repeated many times after the Nov. 20 massacre of workers and customers at an LGBTQ+ bar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. President Joe Biden called the shootings at Club Q . . . |

Michael T. Klare (2022-11-28). US-China Climate Cooperation Could Reduce Tensions and Military Expenditures. truthout.org As President Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping arrived on the resort island of Bali, Indonesia, for their November 14th "summit," relations between their two countries were on a hair-raising downward spiral, with tensions over Taiwan nearing the boiling point. Diplomats hoped, at best, for a modest reduction in tensions, which, to the relief of many, did occur. No policy breakthroughs were expected, however, and none were achieved. In one vital area, though, there was at least a glimmer of hope: the planet's two largest greenhouse-gas emitters agreed to resume their languishing negotiations on joint ef…

Sam Bishop (2022-11-28). Leonard Peltier Supporters Walk Over 1,000 Miles To Demand Freedom For Native American Activist. shadowproof.com Hundreds of supporters of incarcerated Native American rights activist Leonard Peltier rallied at the nation's capital on Sunday to demand President Joe Biden grant clemency to the long-held prisoner. | "He's 78-years-old, he has type 2 diabetes and an abdominal aortic aneurysm that's fatal if it ruptures. He had a stroke where he lost 80 percent of the vision in one of his eyes," Rachel Thunder, one of the organizers for the rally, told Shadowproof. "He should be spending the remainder of his life with his family, not locked up in a cage." | Thunder was one of many Peltier supporters who walked across the cou…

Sharon Zhang (2022-11-28). With Biden's Support, Democrats Push Assault Weapons Ban After Deadly Shootings. truthout.org

WSWS (2022-11-28). Anthony Fauci gives aid and comfort to COVID "lab leak" conspiracy theory. wsws.org Fauci's aim in lending credence to the conspiracy theory, which he knows to be a lie, is to distract attention from the antiscientific policies carried out under the Trump and Biden administrations that led to the deaths of over a million Americans.

WSWS (2022-11-28). Anthony Fauci gives aid and comfort to COVID-19 "lab leak" conspiracy theory. wsws.org Fauci's aim in lending credence to the conspiracy theory, which he knows to be a lie, is to distract attention from the antiscientific policies carried out under the Trump and Biden administrations that led to the deaths of over a million Americans.

_____ (2022-11-28). Malaysia's New Prime Minister: To Serve Malaysia or Washington? journal-neo.org The elections unfolded shortly after the G20 meeting held in nearby Indonesia and the APEC 2022 forum held in Thailand. Taken together, we see both the significant shifting of the region and the world away from US-led unipolarism toward multipolarism, but also efforts by the US to retain its power and influence worldwide. Anwar Ibrahim …

Areeba Shah (2022-11-28). Trump Demands Election Loser Kari Lake Be "Installed" as Arizona Governor. truthout.org Former President Donald Trump called for Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake to be installed as governor after falsely claiming that the elections in Arizona were a "criminal voting operation." | Lake, who repeatedly refused to say she would accept the results of the governor's race in Arizona if she lost, still hasn't conceded to Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs. Still, several of her allies, including Trump, are claiming that the election was fraudulent despite no evidence of voter fraud. | "Massive numbers of 'BROKEN' voting machines in Republican Districts on Election Day. Mechanics sent in to 'FIX' th…

Brittani Banks (2022-11-28). Could China Help Brazil to Overcome Its Economic Crisis? independentmediainstitute.org The election victory of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as the president of Brazil for a third term on October 30 is expected to revise the relations between Brasília and Beijing. Brazil is going through a serious economic, political, social, and environmental crisis. Fighting poverty, resuming economic growth with income redistribution, reindustrializing the country, and …

____ (2022-11-28). China recruits new reserve astronauts, open to those from Hong Kong, Macao. ecns.cn China is projected to recruit 12 to 14 new reserve astronauts, and the selection, which started in September, is open, for the first time, to payload experts from Hong Kong and Maca.

____ (2022-11-28). China recruits new reserve astronauts. ecns.cn China is projected to recruit 12 to 14 new reserve astronauts, and the selection, which started in September, is open, for the first time, to payload experts from Hong Kong and Macao.

Jake Johnson (2022-11-28). Inspired by Starbucks Organizing Wins, Peet's Coffee Workers File for Union Elections. commondreams.org "We deserve a say in how our workplace is run and we deserve to be fairly compensated for the value we create," said one Peet's employee.

Julia Conley (2022-11-28). Rev. Barber Breaks Down Why Democrats Must Engage With Low-Wealth Voters. commondreams.org In future elections, said the co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, Democrats must "focus clearly and intensely on poor and low-wealth voters who tend to, when they vote, vote progressive if they're targeted."

Kenny Stancil (2022-11-28). Democracy Defenders Vow to Sue After GOP-Led Arizona County Refuses to Certify Election. commondreams.org The secretary of state plans to sue after GOP officials put the votes of more than 47,000 Arizonans at risk.

Sharon Zhang (2022-11-28). Police Units Formed by Republicans to Find Widespread Voter Fraud Come Up Short. truthout.org Special Though these units have been probing isolated incidents — something that local election officials already do otherwise — they have turned up "no indica…

Tom Conway (2022-11-28). Why Raphael Warnock's reelection could tip the balance for America's economic future. nationofchange.org "He's there to work. He's not there to make the backdoor deals. I wish we could have more senators like that."

WSWS (2022-11-28). Australian workers voting in state election express hostility to Labor, political establishment. wsws.org Anger toward Labor over the cost-of-living crisis, broken health system and lack of services was palpable in Melbourne working-class suburbs.

WSWS (2022-11-28). Australian workers voting in state election speak on hostility to Labor, political establishment. wsws.org Anger toward Labor over the cost-of-living crisis, broken health system and lack of services was palpable in Melbourne working-class suburbs.

WSWS (2022-11-28). Australia: Victorian state election underscores crisis of major parties. wsws.org While Labor has retained office, its vote fell again in key working-class areas that once formed its principal base of electoral support.

WSWS (2022-11-28). Malaysian election presages deeper political crisis. wsws.org Far from resolving the country's social crisis, the new government headed by Anwar Ibrahim will carry out pro-market restructuring that will impose new burdens on working people.

Chris Walker (2022-11-28). Trump Hosts Mar-a-Lago Meeting With Kanye West, Holocaust Denier Nick Fuentes. truthout.org

En.mehrnews (2022-11-28). US Department of Justice corrupt: Trump. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 28 (MNA) — Former US President Donald Trump has accused the US Department of Justice (DOJ) of corruption and of making false allegations against him.

WSWS (2022-11-28). Trump hosts fascist Nick Fuentes and anti-Semite Kanye West for dinner at Mar-a-Lago compound. wsws.org According to multiple sources, the former president held a two-hour dinner meeting with the two Jew-haters one week after announcing his 2024 presidential campaign.

Jake Johnson (2022-11-28). Sanders Vows to 'Stand With Rail Workers' as Republican Says Congress Will Prevent Strike. commondreams.org "Last year, the rail industry made a record-breaking $20 billion in profits," Sen. Bernie Sanders noted. "Meanwhile, rail workers have ZERO guaranteed paid sick days."

_____ (2022-11-28). Ajamu Baraka: An Objective Look At US Foreign Policy. popularresistance.org Ajamu Baraka, widely respected and acclaimed community organizer, human rights defender, and peace activist, shares his most current thoughts on U.S. empire and military aggression throughout the world, the monopoly and abuse of power by our nation's ruling elite, the evisceration of democratic institutions, the dwindling prospects for peace, and what needs to be done to reverse this the tragic, self-sabotaging trajectory of U.S. foreign policy, in this interview by John Rachel of the Peace Dividend Project.

_____ (2022-11-28). A Peculiar Form of American Madness. strategic-culture.org Heroification of the military is a strange mindset for any self-avowed democracy: | W.J. ASTORE | America is touched by a peculiar form of collective madness that sees military action as creative rather than destructive, desirable rather than deplorable, and constitutive to democracy rather than corrosive to it. | This madness, this hubris, this elevation or heroification of the the military and war has to end, or it will most certainly end America, if not the world. | Related to this, America advances and sustains a historical narrative based on triumphalism, exceptionalism, and goodness. We Americans se…

Editor (2022-11-28). The Chris Hedges Report: Ralph Nader Explains Why Democrats Lost the House. scheerpost.com

International Women's Network for Democracy, Peace (2022-11-28). The Invasion of the Congo by Rwanda. globalresearch.ca

Jessica Corbett (2022-11-28). Citing Need for 'New, Inclusive Leadership,' Chuy García Files for Chicago Mayoral Race. commondreams.org "We have an opportunity to elect a trusted and experienced leader with a history of building coalitions and a vision for a brighter future for all Chicagoans," said the Democratic congressman.

Morning Star (2022-11-28). Venezuelan government and opposition leaders reach deal to feed the poor. peoplesworld.org The social agreement reached between the Venezuelan government and the right-wing opposition on Saturday proves that the U.S. policy of not recognizing Nicolás Maduro as the democratically elected president has failed, according to activists. The two sides agreed at the meeting in Mexico City to create a fund managed by the United Nations to finance …

Staff (2022-11-28). Headlines for November 28, 2022. democracynow.org COVID Protests Spread Across China as Lockdown Anger Boils Over, Zelensky Warns of Further Russian Attacks on Energy Infrastructure as Ukrainians Face Harsh Winter, Ayatollah's Niece Voices Support for Mass Protests as Iran Cracks Down on Public Figures, Extremist Itamar Ben-Gvir to Head Nat'l Security in Incoming Israeli Gov't, Anwar Ibrahim Confirmed as Malaysia's New Prime Minister, Hong Kong Convicts 6 Pro-Democracy Activists over Protest Fund, Sà£o Tomé and Príncipe PM Says Gov't Thwarted Coup, Fragile Ceasefire Takes Effect in DRC as Local Groups Tell Foreign Forces to Le…

Staff (2022-11-28). Will Missouri Stay Execution of Kevin Johnson, Case Tainted by Racism, or Let Daughter Witness Death? democracynow.org Pressure is growing for Missouri to stop the execution of Kevin Johnson set for Tuesday. At a hearing Monday before Missouri's Supreme Court, a special prosecutor will request a stay in order to fully investigate how the case was tainted by racism. Meanwhile, Johnson's 19-year-old daughter has been barred from witnessing his lethal injection because she is under 21. "We understand that the death penalty does not solve anything," says Michelle Smith, co-director of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, who says Johnson is being "punished more severely" because of hi…

Staff (2022-11-28). From Xinjiang to Shanghai, Protests Grow in China over COVID Restrictions After Fatal Apartment Fire. democracynow.org Unprecedented protests have erupted in multiple Chinese cities over President Xi Jinping's strict zero-COVID policies, which have resulted in extended strict lockdowns across the country. The protests were triggered by a deadly fire Thursday at an apartment building in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, where local COVID restrictions reportedly prevented firefighters from reaching the trapped residents. This comes as hundreds of workers at the world's largest iPhone factory, Foxconn, clashed last week with police over restrictions that have forced many workers to live at the factory. "China now fo…

Staff (2022-11-28). "A Forgotten Conflict": Sahrawi Activists Slam Moroccan Greenwashing Amid Western Sahara Occupation. democracynow.org As climate Sahrawi activists in occupied Western Sahara accuse Morocco of greenwashing, the Spanish Film Academy, the Spanish equivalent to the Oscars, has just given its social justice award to the Western Sahara International Film Festival and its film school. We feature our interview at the U.N. climate summit with Mahfud Bechri, who explains how Morocco sells the natural resources and wealth of Western Sahara without the consent of the Sahrawi people as part of an effort to greenwash its military occupation of Western Sahara, and his larger campaign to demand companies end complicity with the occupation. The…

Jake Johnson (2022-11-28). "Congress Must Stand With Rail Workers," Sanders Says Ahead of Potential Strike. truthout.org A House Republican from Pennsylvania said Sunday that Congress will intervene to stop a nationwide strike if rail companies and unions don't reach a contract agreement soon, a step that would likely force workers to accept a deal without any paid sick days. | Acknowledging that rail workers "have a very reasonable ask" for better benefits and wages as they continue to labor under a

Robert S. Becker (2022-11-28). 'Dead' Republicans redux? Revived as blue-collar workers' party? nationofchange.org If lying hypocrites want a new deal, | First they make law and order real.

Dylan Ryan (2022-11-28). France's plan for panels on all car parks is just the start of an urban renewable revolutionÔøº. nationofchange.org Creating a more diverse energy supply, much of which is directly connected to the very cars or homes consuming that power, makes a lot of sense.

____ (2022-11-28). Qing Dynasty shipwreck transferred to dock in Shanghai. ecns.cn The shipwreck known as Yangtze River Estuary No. 2 Ancient Vessel was successfully moved on Friday to the No. 1 Dock of the former site of the Shanghai Shipyard that is going to become a museum.

Ernesto López (2022-11-28). Tres potencias en pugna: Biden eligió como antagonista a Rusia en lugar de China. globalizacion.ca Claramente Biden cambió de antagonista principal respecto del elegido por Trump: Rusia sustituyó a China. La imprecisa deriva norteamericana de los últimos años en el ámbito internacional parece no tener fin. | Como se recordará, Donald Trump tomó algunas decisiones importantes…

TeleSUR, SH (2022-11-28). Honduras envía policías a sus fronteras para combatir pandilleros. telesurtv.net La presidenta Xiomara Castro declaró la emergencia nacional, como parte de un plan integral para hacer frente a la extorsión y delitos conexos.

Dave DeCamp (2022-11-27). Top House Republicans Call for Biden to Send Longer Range Weapons to Ukraine to Strike Crimea. news.antiwar.com Reps. Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Mike Turner (R-OH) appeared on ABC News's This Week on Sunday and pledged that aid for Ukraine will continue to flow unimpeded once Republicans have a majority in the House in January. McCaul, who will likely head the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the next Congress, also called for the …

Dave DeCamp (2022-11-27). Furious With Biden, Europe Says US Is Profiting Off Ukraine War. news.antiwar.com High-level European officials are furious with the Biden administration and are now accusing the US of profiting from the war in Ukraine while Europe is facing a potential energy crisis. In comments to POLITICO, a senior EU official said, "The fact is, if you look at it soberly, the country that is most profiting from …

Andy Kroll (2022-11-27). What If the U.S. and China Really Cooperated on Climate Change? tomdispatch.com As President Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping arrived on the resort island of Bali, Indonesia, for their November 14th "summit," relations between their two countries were on a hair-raising downward spiral, with tensions over Taiwan nearing the boiling point. Diplomats hoped, at best, for a modest reduction in tensions, which, to the relief of many, did occur. No policy breakthroughs were expected, however, and none were achieved. In one vital area, though, there was at least a glimmer of hope: the planet's two largest greenhouse-gas emitters agreed to resume their languishing negotiations on joint ef…

Editor (2022-11-27). Patrick Lawrence: Biden Sides With Trump in Killing Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal. scheerpost.com By Patrick Lawrence / Original to ScheerPost Among our mentally impaired president's more prominent campaign pledges during the 2020 political campaigns was that his national security people would negotiate America's return to the multi-sided accord governing Iran's nuclear programs. Without hesitation, I offered excellent odds that this would stand tall in Joe Biden's forest of …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-11-27). Circuits of War: Biden's Technological Offensive against China. libya360.wordpress.com This article by Italian social theorist Marco d'Eramo, which originally appeared in Sidecar (a blog published by New Left Review), provides a detailed and insightful analysis of the "chip war" being waged by the US as part of its broader New Cold War on China. D'Eramo explains the profound importance of the semiconductor industry to the overall…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-11-27). Weapons Handed Over to Ukraine Returned to Western Terrorists and Criminal Gangs. libya360.wordpress.com Vladimir Platov A year ago, the whole world was actively debating the fate of United States weapons supplied to Afghanistan, which ended up in the hands of terrorists and criminal gangs. It should be recalled that according to Joe Biden, the total US military spending in 2001-2021 on military operations in Afghanistan exceeded $2 trillion,…

Mitchell Plitnick (2022-11-27). Biden Administration Offers Weak Response to Israel's Right Wing Shakeup. truthout.org At the beginning of November, when Israel and the United States held elections within days of each other, it seemed clear that the pull in opposite directions embodied in the disappointing showing for the American far-right and the strong showing for their Israeli counterparts portended tension in the "unshakeable" alliance between the two countries. Benjamin Netanyahu hasn't even formed his government yet, but already we are beginning to see how that new government will make things difficult for the White House. | And the early indications from Joe Biden's administration indicate a continuation of the weak respo…

Thecommunists (2022-11-27). Oppose US 'special measures' against sovereign Nicaragua! thecommunists.org The following statement was initiated by the US-based Nicaragua Advocacy Network and has been signed by our party. ***** On 10 November 2022, an online White House statement announced that President Biden had invoked emergency powers on 24 October, declaring Nicaragua a continuing "unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of …

____ (2022-11-27). Tsai Ing-wen announces resignation as DPP chair. ecns.cn Tsai Ing-wen announced her resignation as the chair of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) late Saturday, to take responsibility for the party's performance in Taiwan's local elections.

____ (2022-11-27). Taiwan's local election results announced. ecns.cn

Thenarwhal (2022-11-27). Six developers bought Greenbelt land after Ford came to power. thenarwhal.ca Over half the parcels of land set to lose long-standing Ontario Greenbelt protections include properties purchased since the Progressive Conservatives won the 2018 election.

En.mehrnews (2022-11-27). Baghdad ready to help resumption of Tehran-Riyadh talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Criticizing the tension-causing policies of the US in the region during Trump's administration, Iraq's foreign minister emphasized that Baghdad is ready to help resume negotiations between Tehran and Riyadh.

Alexandra Martinez (2022-11-27). $35 Insulin Caps for Medicare Patients Is Not Enough. truthout.org Originally published by The sky-high cost of insulin is causing adults in the U.S. with diabetes to ration their medication. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), people with Type 1 diabetes need about two-to-three vials per month, which could total up to

Matthew Cunningham-Cook (2022-11-27). LEVER WEEKLY: Medicare Disadvantage. levernews.com This is Lever Weekly, a recap of our work from the past week. If you only read one email from us all week, this should be it.Below you will find a breakdown of our reporting, podcasts, videos, and live events — a feature now open to all subscribers. Following that, we are providing paid subscribers with an original column, written by a member of The Lever, connecting the dots on our coverage to deliver important takeaways. In this week's column, exclusively for paid subscribers, Matthew Cunningham-Cook explores the privatization of the country's national health insurance program for seniors under the gui…

Common Dreams staff (2022-11-27). Massive Demonstration of Support for Lopez Obrador in Mexico City. commondreams.org AMLO was elected in 2018 and heralded as the Bernie Sanders of Mexico.

_____ (2022-11-27). Rebellion Against The Legalized Robbery. popularresistance.org The following commentary was written by Marxist economist, politician and former Finance Minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis. He follows the first part of the debate "Ecological Catastrophe, Collapse, Democracy and Socialism" between the renowned American intellectual Noam Chomsky, the Chilean exponent of the new ideology of Collapsist Marxism Miguel Fuentes and climate scientist Guy McPherson. One of the main characteristics of Varoufakis' comment (who describes himself as a "Libertarian Marxist") is offering a balanced review of some of the main ideas expressed earlier in this debate. The latter from the perspe…

Anonymous669 (2022-11-27). New Wave Of Turkish Airstrikes Hit Kurdish, Army Positions In Northern Syrian (Video). southfront.org Late on November 26, a series of Turkish airstrikes targeted positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in norther Syria. | The airstrikes hit the outskirts of the towns of al-Malikiyah, Sewarxa and Maraanaz as well as the Menagh Military Airbase in the northern countryside of Aleppo. Following the airstrikes, the Turkish military carried out a series of artillery strikes on the same areas. | Heavy material losses were reported after the Turkish st…

Fight Back (2022-11-27). Seattle students hold banner drop in protest of national 'Don't Say Gay' bill. fightbacknews.org Seattle, WA – On November 18, the University of Washington's Progressive Student Union (PSU) held a banner drop in protest of the national "Don't Say Gay" bill, introduced by Congressional Republicans last month. Officially titled the "Stop the Sexualization of Children Act of 2022," this is a national version of Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill, signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis earlier this year. The D.C. bill prohibits the use of federal funds for any topic or program related to sex education in schools. It also prohibits access of library books with LGBTQ topics to children. | Raymond Chen of PSU said,…

____ (2022-11-27). (100 great changes) Yangtze River thrives with new vitality. ecns.cn Yangtze River Protection Law, the first law on river basin protection in China, took effect on March 1, 2021.

En.mehrnews (2022-11-27). 5 killed in helicopter crash in South Korea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Five people were killed as a helicopter crashed in the eastern coastal county of Yangyang, Gangwon province, South Korea on Sunday.

Staff (2022-11-27). Raúl presidió ceremonia de traslado e inhumación de las cenizas de Armando Hart. cubadebate.cu El General de Ejército Raúl Castro Ruz encabezó, este sábado, la ceremonia de traslado e inhumación de las cenizas del destacado combatiente revolucionario Armando Hart Dávalos, en el cementerio patrimonial Santa Ifigenia de Santiago de Cuba, justo cuando se cumplen cinco años de su fallecimiento.

Anonymous669 (2022-11-27). SDF Will Set Syrian-Turkish Border Aflame If Turkey Launch Invasion, Group Leader Says. southfront.org , Ferhat Abdi Sahin during a press conference. Source: the Hawar News Agency. | The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will set the Syrian-Turkish border aflame if Turkey launch a new invasion into northern Syria, the leader of the Kurdish-led group, Ferhat Abdi ≈ûahin, warned during a video press conference on November 26. | The leader, who is known by his nom de guerre Mazloum Abdi, said that Turkey is preparing to attack three areas in northern Syria, Kobane,…

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2022-11-28: News Headlines

Brett Wilkins (2022-11-28). Biden Accused of Selling Out Rail Workers by Urging Congress to Prevent Strike. commondreams.org "Biden is siding with corporate rail bosses over the rank-and-file workers who voted against this agreement," said one progressive commentator after the president urged lawmakers to take action to force through a deal without paid sick leave.

Brett Wilkins (2022-11-28). Biden Mulls Sending Long-Range Missiles to Ukraine. commondreams.org While Ukrainians and supporters welcomed Boeing's proposal to arm Ukrainian forces with long-range precision-guided bombs, one anti-war voice accused the American military-industrial complex of "dictating the U.S. foreign policy and profiteering from wars."

____ (2022-11-28). Wang Yi Briefs the Media on the Meeting between Chinese and U.S. Presidents and Answers Questions. transcend.org 15 Nov 2022 – Yesterday, President Xi Jinping had a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden in Bali, Indonesia. After the meeting, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi briefed the media on the meeting and answered questions.

Sam Bishop (2022-11-28). Leonard Peltier Supporters Walk Over 1,000 Miles To Demand Freedom For Native American Activist. shadowproof.com Hundreds of supporters of incarcerated Native American rights activist Leonard Peltier rallied at the nation's capital on Sunday to demand President Joe Biden grant clemency to the long-held prisoner. | "He's 78-years-old, he has type 2 diabetes and an abdominal aortic aneurysm that's fatal if it ruptures. He had a stroke where he lost 80 percent of the vision in one of his eyes," Rachel Thunder, one of the organizers for the rally, told Shadowproof. "He should be spending the remainder of his life with his family, not locked up in a cage." | Thunder was one of many Peltier supporters who walked across the cou…

WSWS (2022-11-28). Anthony Fauci gives aid and comfort to COVID "lab leak" conspiracy theory. wsws.org Fauci's aim in lending credence to the conspiracy theory, which he knows to be a lie, is to distract attention from the antiscientific policies carried out under the Trump and Biden administrations that led to the deaths of over a million Americans.

WSWS (2022-11-28). Anthony Fauci gives aid and comfort to COVID-19 "lab leak" conspiracy theory. wsws.org Fauci's aim in lending credence to the conspiracy theory, which he knows to be a lie, is to distract attention from the antiscientific policies carried out under the Trump and Biden administrations that led to the deaths of over a million Americans.

Kenny Stancil (2022-11-28). Democracy Defenders Vow to Sue After GOP-Led Arizona County Refuses to Certify Election. commondreams.org The secretary of state plans to sue after GOP officials put the votes of more than 47,000 Arizonans at risk.

Jake Johnson (2022-11-28). Inspired by Starbucks Organizing Wins, Peet's Coffee Workers File for Union Elections. commondreams.org "We deserve a say in how our workplace is run and we deserve to be fairly compensated for the value we create," said one Peet's employee.

Julia Conley (2022-11-28). Rev. Barber Breaks Down Why Democrats Must Engage With Low-Wealth Voters. commondreams.org In future elections, said the co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, Democrats must "focus clearly and intensely on poor and low-wealth voters who tend to, when they vote, vote progressive if they're targeted."

____ (2022-11-28). China recruits new reserve astronauts, open to those from Hong Kong, Macao. ecns.cn China is projected to recruit 12 to 14 new reserve astronauts, and the selection, which started in September, is open, for the first time, to payload experts from Hong Kong and Maca.

____ (2022-11-28). China recruits new reserve astronauts. ecns.cn China is projected to recruit 12 to 14 new reserve astronauts, and the selection, which started in September, is open, for the first time, to payload experts from Hong Kong and Macao.

Tom Conway (2022-11-28). Why Raphael Warnock's reelection could tip the balance for America's economic future. nationofchange.org "He's there to work. He's not there to make the backdoor deals. I wish we could have more senators like that."

WSWS (2022-11-28). Australian workers voting in state election express hostility to Labor, political establishment. wsws.org Anger toward Labor over the cost-of-living crisis, broken health system and lack of services was palpable in Melbourne working-class suburbs.

WSWS (2022-11-28). Australian workers voting in state election speak on hostility to Labor, political establishment. wsws.org Anger toward Labor over the cost-of-living crisis, broken health system and lack of services was palpable in Melbourne working-class suburbs.

WSWS (2022-11-28). Australia: Victorian state election underscores crisis of major parties. wsws.org While Labor has retained office, its vote fell again in key working-class areas that once formed its principal base of electoral support.

WSWS (2022-11-28). Malaysian election presages deeper political crisis. wsws.org Far from resolving the country's social crisis, the new government headed by Anwar Ibrahim will carry out pro-market restructuring that will impose new burdens on working people.

En.mehrnews (2022-11-28). US Department of Justice corrupt: Trump. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 28 (MNA) — Former US President Donald Trump has accused the US Department of Justice (DOJ) of corruption and of making false allegations against him.

Michael Petrelis (2022-11-28). Anti-hate, anti-Trump LGBTQ people protest at Twitter building. indybay.org Twitter protest report back to the community…

WSWS (2022-11-28). Trump hosts fascist Nick Fuentes and anti-Semite Kanye West for dinner at Mar-a-Lago compound. wsws.org According to multiple sources, the former president held a two-hour dinner meeting with the two Jew-haters one week after announcing his 2024 presidential campaign.

Jake Johnson (2022-11-28). Sanders Vows to 'Stand With Rail Workers' as Republican Says Congress Will Prevent Strike. commondreams.org "Last year, the rail industry made a record-breaking $20 billion in profits," Sen. Bernie Sanders noted. "Meanwhile, rail workers have ZERO guaranteed paid sick days."

Jessica Corbett (2022-11-28). Citing Need for 'New, Inclusive Leadership,' Chuy García Files for Chicago Mayoral Race. commondreams.org "We have an opportunity to elect a trusted and experienced leader with a history of building coalitions and a vision for a brighter future for all Chicagoans," said the Democratic congressman.

Ken Epstein (2022-11-28). Will Progressive Victories Mean a More Democratic, Inclusive Oakland? indybay.org The results were a significant defeat for the moderate, pro-big-business regime of outgoing Mayor Libby Schaaf, her corporate backers and the candidates she groomed and promoted as her legacy. The failure of Schaaf-backed candidates may have had a lot to do with the starkness of that legacy…

Morning Star (2022-11-28). Venezuelan government and opposition leaders reach deal to feed the poor. peoplesworld.org The social agreement reached between the Venezuelan government and the right-wing opposition on Saturday proves that the U.S. policy of not recognizing Nicolás Maduro as the democratically elected president has failed, according to activists. The two sides agreed at the meeting in Mexico City to create a fund managed by the United Nations to finance …

Robert S. Becker (2022-11-28). 'Dead' Republicans redux? Revived as blue-collar workers' party? nationofchange.org If lying hypocrites want a new deal, | First they make law and order real.

Dylan Ryan (2022-11-28). France's plan for panels on all car parks is just the start of an urban renewable revolutionÔøº. nationofchange.org Creating a more diverse energy supply, much of which is directly connected to the very cars or homes consuming that power, makes a lot of sense.

____ (2022-11-28). Qing Dynasty shipwreck transferred to dock in Shanghai. ecns.cn The shipwreck known as Yangtze River Estuary No. 2 Ancient Vessel was successfully moved on Friday to the No. 1 Dock of the former site of the Shanghai Shipyard that is going to become a museum.

Ernesto López (2022-11-28). Tres potencias en pugna: Biden eligió como antagonista a Rusia en lugar de China. globalizacion.ca Claramente Biden cambió de antagonista principal respecto del elegido por Trump: Rusia sustituyó a China. La imprecisa deriva norteamericana de los últimos años en el ámbito internacional parece no tener fin. | Como se recordará, Donald Trump tomó algunas decisiones importantes…

TeleSUR, SH (2022-11-28). Honduras envía policías a sus fronteras para combatir pandilleros. telesurtv.net La presidenta Xiomara Castro declaró la emergencia nacional, como parte de un plan integral para hacer frente a la extorsión y delitos conexos.

Andy Kroll (2022-11-27). What If the U.S. and China Really Cooperated on Climate Change? tomdispatch.com As President Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping arrived on the resort island of Bali, Indonesia, for their November 14th "summit," relations between their two countries were on a hair-raising downward spiral, with tensions over Taiwan nearing the boiling point. Diplomats hoped, at best, for a modest reduction in tensions, which, to the relief of many, did occur. No policy breakthroughs were expected, however, and none were achieved. In one vital area, though, there was at least a glimmer of hope: the planet's two largest greenhouse-gas emitters agreed to resume their languishing negotiations on joint ef…

Dave DeCamp (2022-11-27). Furious With Biden, Europe Says US Is Profiting Off Ukraine War. news.antiwar.com High-level European officials are furious with the Biden administration and are now accusing the US of profiting from the war in Ukraine while Europe is facing a potential energy crisis. In comments to POLITICO, a senior EU official said, "The fact is, if you look at it soberly, the country that is most profiting from …

Dave DeCamp (2022-11-27). Top House Republicans Call for Biden to Send Longer Range Weapons to Ukraine to Strike Crimea. news.antiwar.com Reps. Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Mike Turner (R-OH) appeared on ABC News's This Week on Sunday and pledged that aid for Ukraine will continue to flow unimpeded once Republicans have a majority in the House in January. McCaul, who will likely head the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the next Congress, also called for the …

Editor (2022-11-27). Patrick Lawrence: Biden Sides With Trump in Killing Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal. scheerpost.com By Patrick Lawrence / Original to ScheerPost Among our mentally impaired president's more prominent campaign pledges during the 2020 political campaigns was that his national security people would negotiate America's return to the multi-sided accord governing Iran's nuclear programs. Without hesitation, I offered excellent odds that this would stand tall in Joe Biden's forest of …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-11-27). Circuits of War: Biden's Technological Offensive against China. libya360.wordpress.com This article by Italian social theorist Marco d'Eramo, which originally appeared in Sidecar (a blog published by New Left Review), provides a detailed and insightful analysis of the "chip war" being waged by the US as part of its broader New Cold War on China. D'Eramo explains the profound importance of the semiconductor industry to the overall…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-11-27). Weapons Handed Over to Ukraine Returned to Western Terrorists and Criminal Gangs. libya360.wordpress.com Vladimir Platov A year ago, the whole world was actively debating the fate of United States weapons supplied to Afghanistan, which ended up in the hands of terrorists and criminal gangs. It should be recalled that according to Joe Biden, the total US military spending in 2001-2021 on military operations in Afghanistan exceeded $2 trillion,…

Mitchell Plitnick (2022-11-27). Biden Administration Offers Weak Response to Israel's Right Wing Shakeup. truthout.org At the beginning of November, when Israel and the United States held elections within days of each other, it seemed clear that the pull in opposite directions embodied in the disappointing showing for the American far-right and the strong showing for their Israeli counterparts portended tension in the "unshakeable" alliance between the two countries. Benjamin Netanyahu hasn't even formed his government yet, but already we are beginning to see how that new government will make things difficult for the White House. | And the early indications from Joe Biden's administration indicate a continuation of the weak respo…

____ (2022-11-27). Tsai Ing-wen announces resignation as DPP chair. ecns.cn Tsai Ing-wen announced her resignation as the chair of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) late Saturday, to take responsibility for the party's performance in Taiwan's local elections.

____ (2022-11-27). Taiwan's local election results announced. ecns.cn

En.mehrnews (2022-11-27). Baghdad ready to help resumption of Tehran-Riyadh talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Criticizing the tension-causing policies of the US in the region during Trump's administration, Iraq's foreign minister emphasized that Baghdad is ready to help resume negotiations between Tehran and Riyadh.

Alexandra Martinez (2022-11-27). $35 Insulin Caps for Medicare Patients Is Not Enough. truthout.org Originally published by The sky-high cost of insulin is causing adults in the U.S. with diabetes to ration their medication. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), people with Type 1 diabetes need about two-to-three vials per month, which could total up to

Matthew Cunningham-Cook (2022-11-27). LEVER WEEKLY: Medicare Disadvantage. levernews.com This is Lever Weekly, a recap of our work from the past week. If you only read one email from us all week, this should be it.Below you will find a breakdown of our reporting, podcasts, videos, and live events — a feature now open to all subscribers. Following that, we are providing paid subscribers with an original column, written by a member of The Lever, connecting the dots on our coverage to deliver important takeaways. In this week's column, exclusively for paid subscribers, Matthew Cunningham-Cook explores the privatization of the country's national health insurance program for seniors under the gui…

Common Dreams staff (2022-11-27). Massive Demonstration of Support for Lopez Obrador in Mexico City. commondreams.org AMLO was elected in 2018 and heralded as the Bernie Sanders of Mexico.

_____ (2022-11-27). Rebellion Against The Legalized Robbery. popularresistance.org The following commentary was written by Marxist economist, politician and former Finance Minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis. He follows the first part of the debate "Ecological Catastrophe, Collapse, Democracy and Socialism" between the renowned American intellectual Noam Chomsky, the Chilean exponent of the new ideology of Collapsist Marxism Miguel Fuentes and climate scientist Guy McPherson. One of the main characteristics of Varoufakis' comment (who describes himself as a "Libertarian Marxist") is offering a balanced review of some of the main ideas expressed earlier in this debate. The latter from the perspe…

Anonymous669 (2022-11-27). New Wave Of Turkish Airstrikes Hit Kurdish, Army Positions In Northern Syrian (Video). southfront.org Late on November 26, a series of Turkish airstrikes targeted positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in norther Syria. | The airstrikes hit the outskirts of the towns of al-Malikiyah, Sewarxa and Maraanaz as well as the Menagh Military Airbase in the northern countryside of Aleppo. Following the airstrikes, the Turkish military carried out a series of artillery strikes on the same areas. | Heavy material losses were reported after the Turkish st…

Fight Back (2022-11-27). Seattle students hold banner drop in protest of national 'Don't Say Gay' bill. fightbacknews.org Seattle, WA – On November 18, the University of Washington's Progressive Student Union (PSU) held a banner drop in protest of the national "Don't Say Gay" bill, introduced by Congressional Republicans last month. Officially titled the "Stop the Sexualization of Children Act of 2022," this is a national version of Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill, signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis earlier this year. The D.C. bill prohibits the use of federal funds for any topic or program related to sex education in schools. It also prohibits access of library books with LGBTQ topics to children. | Raymond Chen of PSU said,…

____ (2022-11-27). (100 great changes) Yangtze River thrives with new vitality. ecns.cn Yangtze River Protection Law, the first law on river basin protection in China, took effect on March 1, 2021.

En.mehrnews (2022-11-27). 5 killed in helicopter crash in South Korea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Five people were killed as a helicopter crashed in the eastern coastal county of Yangyang, Gangwon province, South Korea on Sunday.

Staff (2022-11-27). Raúl presidió ceremonia de traslado e inhumación de las cenizas de Armando Hart. cubadebate.cu El General de Ejército Raúl Castro Ruz encabezó, este sábado, la ceremonia de traslado e inhumación de las cenizas del destacado combatiente revolucionario Armando Hart Dávalos, en el cementerio patrimonial Santa Ifigenia de Santiago de Cuba, justo cuando se cumplen cinco años de su fallecimiento.

Anonymous669 (2022-11-27). SDF Will Set Syrian-Turkish Border Aflame If Turkey Launch Invasion, Group Leader Says. southfront.org , Ferhat Abdi Sahin during a press conference. Source: the Hawar News Agency. | The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will set the Syrian-Turkish border aflame if Turkey launch a new invasion into northern Syria, the leader of the Kurdish-led group, Ferhat Abdi ≈ûahin, warned during a video press conference on November 26. | The leader, who is known by his nom de guerre Mazloum Abdi, said that Turkey is preparing to attack three areas in northern Syria, Kobane,…

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