2020-10-30: News Headlines

_____ (2020-10-30). Court Protest Aims At Boston Covid Housing Crisis. popularresistance.org Boston, MA – Thousands of families in eastern Massachusetts face renewed risk of eviction. Governor Charlie Baker opted on October 17 to cease emergency measures to protect shelter that have been in effect throughout most of 2020, triggering a huge surge in "notices to quit" from landlords. A rally downtown outside the Eastern Housing Court near Haymarket on a rainy Thursday morning called for an alternative program at the state legislature, among other policies that have been proposed including a rent freeze.

Pip Hinman (2020-10-30). Ecoanarchism must be the alternative to capitalism. greenleft.org.au Ted Trainer argues that ecoanarchism, not ecosocialism, has the potential to avert catastrophic climate change as the state cannot be relied on as the basic determinant in society.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-10-30). Greenwald's Intercept Resignation Exposes The Rot In All Mass Media. thealtworld.com Journalist Glenn Greenwald has made major waves throughout mainstream and alternative media by Greenwald says he resigned because Intercept editors refused to let him publish

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-30). Corbyn suspended from Labour Party, calls for a British left-wing alternative grows. peoplesdispatch.org Former leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, was suspended from the party on Thursday, October 29. The suspension, according to the party leadership, came in response to him challenging the report on anti-semitism inside Labour during his tenure as leader, by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), released on the same day. He was suspended pending an investigation by the party leadership. | After the release of the EHRC report on Thursday, Corbyn disputed several conclusions of the report. The report claimed that the Corbyn-led party leadership had violated the Equality Act on three counts, by f…

Pip Hinman (2020-10-30). Ecosocialism: an alternative to global capitalism. greenleft.org.au Ecosocialists and ecoanarchists need to come up with strategies to transcend the problems and avert catastrophic anthropogenic climate change, argues Hans Baer.

_____ (2020-10-30). Reasons To Rethink The Future Of Dams. popularresistance.org The tide has shifted on dams. Once a monument to our engineering prowess, there's now widespread acknowledgment that dam-building comes with a long list of harms. Some of those can be reversed, as shown by the 1,200 dam removals in the past 20 years. | But the future of our existing dams, including 2,500 hydroelectric facilities, is a complicated issue in the age of climate change. Dams have altered river flows, changed aquatic habitat, decimated fish populations, and curtailed cultural and treaty resources for tribes. But does the low-carbon power dams produce have a role in our energy transition?

_____ (2020-10-29). Bolivia Needs to Guard Itself Against Further U.S. Intervention. strategic-culture.org Bolivia has managed to overturn the neoliberal agenda which the U.S. attempted to force upon the nation in the 2019 coup, which ousted former President Evo Morales to instal the far-right wing Jeanine Añez as president, or dictator. While Chile was dealing with its state violence, the Bolivian coup was out in the streets exerting its vengeance on the country's indigenous population. For months, Bolivians protested against state violence and police repression. It is now the new government's obligation to bring the perpetrators to justice, while retracing Bolivia's path to its revolutionary progress. | Mainstream p…

teleSUR (2020-10-28). Chile: Indigenous Peoples Demand Fair Representation. telesurenglish.net Progressive forces defend the idea that these positions should be created in addition to the 155 seats the Convention is expected to have. On the other hand, Sebastián Piñera's government says that these peoples should be included within the 155 seats, as it may lead to disproportionate representation by indigenous people.

teleSUR (2020-10-28). Mining Affects 31% of Indigenous Territories in the Amazon. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's scientific organization Ecociencia published "Mining Rights: Indigenous Land and Mining in the Amazon", a report showing that the mining industry has affected 31 percent of the Indigenous territories in the Amazon rainforest. | RELATED: | The boom in resource extraction affects 1,131 indigenous territories in the Amazon basin. At least 370 of those territories are currently invaded by illegal miners in Bolivia, Brazil, Col…

David Sanchez (2020-10-28). Racist, anti-Indigenous monuments come crashing down across Southwest. liberationnews.org The nationwide uprising against racism and police brutality has shed light on anti-Indigenous monuments.

commondreams (2020-10-27). Over 60 Organizations Send Letter to Liberty Mutual Demanding the Company End its Involvement in Indigenous Rights Violations. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Haymarket Books (2020-10-27). Thursday 10/29: The Virus, The Climate, The Alternative: Ecosocialist Solutions to Capitalist Crises. indybay.org Online event…

Ralph Nader (2020-10-27). Don't Rush to Declare Victory: Implementing a Two-Week Grace Period After November 3rd So All Voters Can Be Counted. commondreams.org With such large stakes for our fragile democracy, we cannot afford to bypass such a course of action that will assure a peaceful transition in accord with the rule of law. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/early.jpg

2020-10-29: News Headlines

_____ (2020-10-29). Bolivia Needs to Guard Itself Against Further U.S. Intervention. strategic-culture.org Bolivia has managed to overturn the neoliberal agenda which the U.S. attempted to force upon the nation in the 2019 coup, which ousted former President Evo Morales to instal the far-right wing Jeanine Añez as president, or dictator. While Chile was dealing with its state violence, the Bolivian coup was out in the streets exerting its vengeance on the country's indigenous population. For months, Bolivians protested against state violence and police repression. It is now the new government's obligation to bring the perpetrators to justice, while retracing Bolivia's path to its revolutionary progress. | Mainstream p…

David Sanchez (2020-10-28). Racist, anti-Indigenous monuments come crashing down across Southwest. liberationnews.org The nationwide uprising against racism and police brutality has shed light on anti-Indigenous monuments.

teleSUR (2020-10-28). Mining Affects 31% of Indigenous Territories in the Amazon. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's scientific organization Ecociencia published "Mining Rights: Indigenous Land and Mining in the Amazon", a report showing that the mining industry has affected 31 percent of the Indigenous territories in the Amazon rainforest. | RELATED: | The boom in resource extraction affects 1,131 indigenous territories in the Amazon basin. At least 370 of those territories are currently invaded by illegal miners in Bolivia, Brazil, Col…

teleSUR (2020-10-28). Chile: Indigenous Peoples Demand Fair Representation. telesurenglish.net Progressive forces defend the idea that these positions should be created in addition to the 155 seats the Convention is expected to have. On the other hand, Sebastián Piñera's government says that these peoples should be included within the 155 seats, as it may lead to disproportionate representation by indigenous people.

commondreams (2020-10-27). Over 60 Organizations Send Letter to Liberty Mutual Demanding the Company End its Involvement in Indigenous Rights Violations. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-27). 100 days since the forced disappearance of Honduran Garífuna leaders. peoplesdispatch.org The Afro-descendant and Indigenous Garifuna community of Honduras continues to demand the safe return of the five members of their community abducted by armed men dressed in police and military uniforms in July…

Keith Norris, Cynthia Gonzalez (2020-10-27). [Commentary] COVID-19, health disparities and the US election. thelancet.com The recent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been distinguished by its disproportionate high rates of infection, hospitalization, and mortality in oppressed and disenfranchised communities [1,2]. These disparities have drawn great global attention to inequities in social determinants of health (SDOH) such as education, employment, housing, and access to affordable health care, which often increase risk for contracting and dying from COVID-19 in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities [3].

_____ (2020-10-27). Deception 2020: One Party, Two Flavors. popularresistance.org In this second installment of the Deception 2020 Series, we dig into the so-called Two Party System in order to highlight the stark similarities that drive both the red and blue — namely, corporate power. Interestingly enough, Mussolini had a good quote on just this form of government… | Then, we sit down with Nick Braña, National Coordinator for The Movement for a People's Party, to talk about one alternative to the blue and red dumpster fires.

Haymarket Books (2020-10-27). Thursday 10/29: The Virus, The Climate, The Alternative: Ecosocialist Solutions to Capitalist Crises. indybay.org Online event…

Gondi S, Chokshi DA. (2020-10-27). Financial Stability as a Goal of Payment Reform—A Lesson From COVID-19. jamanetwork.com Over the last decade, the US health care system embarked on a journey toward value-based care. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) designed and implemented a range of value-based payments through the rollout of alternative payment models, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs). The goal of these efforts was to increase value by improving quality and reducing costs. To date, however, alternative payment models have had modest effects on health outcomes or spending.

Ralph Nader (2020-10-27). Don't Rush to Declare Victory: Implementing a Two-Week Grace Period After November 3rd So All Voters Can Be Counted. commondreams.org With such large stakes for our fragile democracy, we cannot afford to bypass such a course of action that will assure a peaceful transition in accord with the rule of law. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/early.jpg

Max Blumenthal (2020-10-26). How Bolivia's new socialist senator resisted coup terror: Meet MAS party leader Patricia Arce. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone traveled to rural Bolivia to meet Patricia Arce, a former mayor who was publicly tortured during a US-backed coup in November 2019, and is now a senator-elect from the indigenous-led Movement Toward Socialism party, which won in a historic landslide election on October 18. By Max Blumenthal Video and translation by Ben Norton Puede leer esto en español aquí. Transcript MAX BLUMENTHAL: Just a few days after the dramatic landslide victory on October 18 of the Movement Toward …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-26). Who is Behind "Fake News"? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images. globalresearch.ca The mainstream corporate media is desperate. They want to suppress independent and alternative online media, which they categorize as "fake news". Readers on social media are warned not to go onto certain sites. Our analysis confirms that the mainstream media are routinely involved in distorting the facts and turning realities upside down.

Thomas Magstadt (2020-10-26). Zero tolerance for truth: On tribalism, trances & Donald Trump. nationofchange.org "Oh what a tangled web we weave…"

2020-10-28: News Headlines

David Sanchez (2020-10-28). Racist, anti-Indigenous monuments come crashing down across Southwest. liberationnews.org The nationwide uprising against racism and police brutality has shed light on anti-Indigenous monuments.

Keith Norris, Cynthia Gonzalez (2020-10-27). [Commentary] COVID-19, health disparities and the US election. thelancet.com The recent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been distinguished by its disproportionate high rates of infection, hospitalization, and mortality in oppressed and disenfranchised communities [1,2]. These disparities have drawn great global attention to inequities in social determinants of health (SDOH) such as education, employment, housing, and access to affordable health care, which often increase risk for contracting and dying from COVID-19 in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities [3].

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-27). 100 days since the forced disappearance of Honduran Garífuna leaders. peoplesdispatch.org The Afro-descendant and Indigenous Garifuna community of Honduras continues to demand the safe return of the five members of their community abducted by armed men dressed in police and military uniforms in July…

commondreams (2020-10-27). Over 60 Organizations Send Letter to Liberty Mutual Demanding the Company End its Involvement in Indigenous Rights Violations. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Gondi S, Chokshi DA. (2020-10-27). Financial Stability as a Goal of Payment Reform—A Lesson From COVID-19. jamanetwork.com Over the last decade, the US health care system embarked on a journey toward value-based care. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) designed and implemented a range of value-based payments through the rollout of alternative payment models, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs). The goal of these efforts was to increase value by improving quality and reducing costs. To date, however, alternative payment models have had modest effects on health outcomes or spending.

_____ (2020-10-27). Deception 2020: One Party, Two Flavors. popularresistance.org In this second installment of the Deception 2020 Series, we dig into the so-called Two Party System in order to highlight the stark similarities that drive both the red and blue — namely, corporate power. Interestingly enough, Mussolini had a good quote on just this form of government… | Then, we sit down with Nick Braña, National Coordinator for The Movement for a People's Party, to talk about one alternative to the blue and red dumpster fires.

Haymarket Books (2020-10-27). Thursday 10/29: The Virus, The Climate, The Alternative: Ecosocialist Solutions to Capitalist Crises. indybay.org Online event…

Pip Hinman (2020-10-26). Black Lives Matter rally as NSW parliamentary inquiry begins. greenleft.org.au About 200 people rallied in rain at the Sydney Domain on October 26, just before the NSW Parliamentary inquiry into Aboriginal deaths in custody began, reports Peter Boyle.

Max Blumenthal (2020-10-26). How Bolivia's new socialist senator resisted coup terror: Meet torture survivor Patricia Arce. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone traveled to rural Bolivia to meet Patricia Arce, a former mayor who was publicly tortured during a US-backed coup in November 2019, and is now a senator-elect from the indigenous-led Movement Toward Socialism party, which won in a historic landslide election on October 18. By Max Blumenthal Video and translation by Ben Norton Transcript MAX BLUMENTHAL: Just a few days after the dramatic landslide victory on October 18 of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party founded by Evo …

Max Blumenthal (2020-10-26). How Bolivia's new socialist senator resisted coup terror: Meet MAS party leader Patricia Arce. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone traveled to rural Bolivia to meet Patricia Arce, a former mayor who was publicly tortured during a US-backed coup in November 2019, and is now a senator-elect from the indigenous-led Movement Toward Socialism party, which won in a historic landslide election on October 18. By Max Blumenthal Video and translation by Ben Norton Puede leer esto en español aquí. Transcript MAX BLUMENTHAL: Just a few days after the dramatic landslide victory on October 18 of the Movement Toward …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-26). Who is Behind "Fake News"? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images. globalresearch.ca The mainstream corporate media is desperate. They want to suppress independent and alternative online media, which they categorize as "fake news". Readers on social media are warned not to go onto certain sites. Our analysis confirms that the mainstream media are routinely involved in distorting the facts and turning realities upside down.

WSWS (2020-10-26). Right-wing press in Germany steps up attacks on pianist Igor Levit. wsws.org The Sàºddeutsche Zeitung editorial board's initial defence of its article, as well as subsequent articles in Die Welt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Neue Zàºrcher Zeitung, reveal that these leading newspapers share essentially the same line as the far right Alternative for Germany.

Paul Haeder (2020-10-26). Adding More Dust onto a Threadbare Empire. dissidentvoice.org Barbara Lee: I'm very terrified with regard to what we see taking place. And the signs are there. When you talk about shutting down the media, putting out their alternative facts, banning dissent and opposition, criticizing people who are exercising their First Amendment rights; trying to get people to believe, really, the distortions that they're …

The Labor Fightback Network (2020-10-26). The Coup Threat Does Not Abate — What Way Forward for Labor? zcomm.org We urge you to join us in building Labor and Community for an Independent Party (LCIP), an effort to create an alternative to the twin parties of the bosses, both of which have led us to this scary historical turning point…

Thomas Magstadt (2020-10-26). Zero tolerance for truth: On tribalism, trances & Donald Trump. nationofchange.org "Oh what a tangled web we weave…"

_____ (2020-10-26). California Tribes Oppose Proposed Water Tunnel. popularresistance.org In early March, just weeks before California shut down due to COVID-19, more than 200 tribal citizens, environmentalists and others gathered in the city of Redding to protest a proposed massive water tunnel in the state. | Members of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley, Karuk, Pit River, Winnemem Wintu, Pomo and Miwok nations held an outdoor rally before speaking at a meeting on the Delta Tunnel Conveyance project, saying it would destroy water quality and devastate the state's salmon population and other important fish species in the San Joaquin Delta estuary.

Dean Baker (2020-10-26). Yet Another Diatribe on Patent Monopolies and How They Are Not Talked About in Polite Company. cepr.net I had a short vacation last week, so my comments are both late and short. I will yet again take a shot at patent monopolies as a mechanism for financing the development of prescription drugs. This is because it is in the news, both with Purdue Pharma's settlement in the opioid case and also with …

teleSUR (2020-10-25). Chile Plebiscite: Police Repression Prior to Polls Closing. telesurenglish.net Various social organizations denounced this Sunday repression by Carabineros (Chilean Police) against protesters who gathered in the Plaza de la Dignidad, located in Santiago de Chile, minutes after the polls closed for the constitutional plebiscite. | Although the day was developing peacefully, a group of police attacked the citizens with water and tear gas jets, preventing the people's gathering temporarily. Ultimately the police retreated, and people have taken over the square. | According to witnesses, the place is surrounded by police officers. Likewise, alternative media journalists also denounced attack…

WSWS (2020-10-24). Public webinar: For a socialist program against the New Zealand Labour government's right-wing agenda. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Group (NZ) is holding a webinar on November 8 to expose the right-wing, pro-imperialist agenda of Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party government, which is being falsely glorified as a progressive alternative to right-wing governments internationally.

2020-10-27: News Headlines

Jim McMahan (2020-10-27). March for missing and murdered Indigenous people and their families. workers.org Seattle On Oct. 24, 200 people marched through downtown Seattle to demand "Justice for Renee Davis and baby Massi." The Indigenous-led march marked the fourth year since Davis of the Muckleshoot Nation was murdered by King County sheriffs on the Muckleshoot Reservation near Seattle. Justice for Renee Davis protest. The multinational . . . |

WSWS (2020-10-27). COVID rips through Michigan K-12 schools: record 29 new outbreaks reported last week. wsws.org Altogether, there are now 99 total ongoing outbreaks that have led to 482 reported cases of COVID-19 among students, teachers and staff throughout Michigan.

Staff (2020-10-27). Alicia Garza on Being Targeted in Armed White Supremacist Plot as Trump Stokes Fires of Racism. democracynow.org This election season, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza says President Trump is "stoking fires he has no intention of controlling" and inciting far-right extremists. She was recently approached by the FBI after agents found her name on a list in the home of a white supremacist in Idaho who was arrested on weapons charges. "Racial terror has always been used as a form of control, particularly during periods of people fighting for social change," she says.

Staff (2020-10-27). Headlines for October 27, 2020. democracynow.org Amy Coney Barrett Sworn In, Giving SCOTUS Heavy Conservative Majority Ahead of Pivotal Cases, SCOTUS Rules Wisconsin Cannot Count Ballots Received After Election Day, Surging COVID-19 Cases Trigger Curfews; Doctors Say 800,000 Children Have Been Infected, China Testing 5 Million People After One Asymptomatic Case in Xinjiang, New Lockdowns in Germany, Mask Orders in Russia as COVID-19 Cases Surge, Oxford Vaccine Shows Promising Results as New Data Suggests Antibodies in Recovered Cases Don't Last, U.S. Imposes Harsh New Sanctions on Iranian Oil, Airstrikes Kill Dozens at Training Camp in Idlib, Syria, Explosion a…

RT (2020-10-27). Never-Trumper Ana Navarro mocked for shaming third-party voters, after saying she'd write in her MOTHER on 2016 ballot. rt.com After blaming Americans who didn't vote for Hillary Clinton for the confirmation of a new conservative Supreme Court justice, commentator Ana Navarro was reminded she had vowed to write in her own mother's name on the 2016 ballot. | "If you're mad Amy Coney Barrett was just rammed through to replace RBG, then you better get off your duff and vote," Navarro tweeted late on Monday following the senate confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. | "To those who voted for Jill Stein or the pot-smoker from New Mexico, or wrote-in, "Mickey Mouse…congrats on your new SCOTUS Justice!" she added, referrin…

Gondi S, Chokshi DA. (2020-10-27). Financial Stability as a Goal of Payment Reform—A Lesson From COVID-19. jamanetwork.com Over the last decade, the US health care system embarked on a journey toward value-based care. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) designed and implemented a range of value-based payments through the rollout of alternative payment models, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs). The goal of these efforts was to increase value by improving quality and reducing costs. To date, however, alternative payment models have had modest effects on health outcomes or spending.

Asad Ismi (2020-10-27). U.S. Empire, Trumped. "The Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World" globalresearch.ca In a 1967 speech, Martin Luther King Jr. called the United States government "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." He identified economic profit as the motivator of this violence. The record of Washington's international aggression since then …

California Common Cause (2020-10-27). Wednesday 10/28: 2020 Election Protection in California w/ CA Common Cause. indybay.org Online via Livestream…

jamanetwork (2020-10-27). The Physician's Responsibility. jamanetwork.com The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Nebraska, abstracted in the Medicolegal department of The Journal last week, is of importance and interest to practicing physicians, and especially to health officers…. The plaintiff, while stopping at a small hotel, consulted a local physician, the defendant, regarding some sores that had appeared on his body. After an examination, the physician told the plaintiff—his patient—that he believed the disease to be syphilis, but that it was impossible to make a positive diagnosis without a Wassermann test, for which he had no equipment. The defendant physician…

_____ (2020-10-27). Forests as Carbon Preserves. strategic-culture.org George WUERTHNER | Record temperatures across the West, including a record 121 degrees in southern California by Los Angeles. Massive wildfires charring millions of acres including record large blazes in Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, and California, with the smoke that spread across the entire West. Half of the country is experiencing "severe drought". Hurricanes ravage the Southeast. Do we need more evidence that climate change is real? | In the face of climate change society must accelerate the storage of atmospheric carbon if we hope to slow and eventually reverse the worse effects of the climate crisis. One of m…

WSWS (2020-10-27). Twenty-nine outbreaks reported in K-12 schools as COVID-19 rips through Michigan. wsws.org Altogether, there are now 99 total ongoing outbreaks that have led to 482 reported cases of COVID-19 among students, teachers and staff throughout Michigan.

Dean Baker (2020-10-27). Washington Reports on How Top Execs at Bankrupt Companies Get Large Bonuses. cepr.net

Dean Baker (2020-10-27). Washington Post Reports on How Top Execs at Bankrupt Companies Get Large Bonuses. cepr.net

Haymarket Books (2020-10-27). Thursday 10/29: The Virus, The Climate, The Alternative: Ecosocialist Solutions to Capitalist Crises. indybay.org Online event…

Staff (2020-10-27). Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Was Targeted in Armed White Supremacist Plot. truthout.org This election season, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza says President Trump is "stoking fires he has no intention of controlling" and inciting far-right extremists. She was recently approached by the FBI after agents found her name on a list in the home of a white supremacist in Idaho who was arrested on weapons charges. "Racial terror has always been used as a form of control, particularly during periods of people fighting for social change," she says. | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a…

yenisafak (2020-10-27). Vivid memories of tribesman who fought in Kashmir. yenisafak.com Old and frail Akhunzada Bacha Khan, 99, has vivid memories of his march to Jammu and Kashmir in October 1947 as part of a tribal force aiming to liberate the region from its unpopular Hindu ruler."The Nawab [royal title for sovereign ruler] of Dir announced jihad [holy war] against the Hindu ruler of Jammu and Kashmir, who was conspiring against the Muslim majority," Khan, a resident of Dir district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, told Anadolu Agency.Three months after India and Pakistan achieved freedom from the British in August 1947, thousands of tribals from neighboring North-West Frontier Province…

Staff (2020-10-27). Kavanaugh Issues Ominous Opinion Regurgitating Trump Mail-In Ballot Lies. truthout.org The U.S. Supreme Court late Monday delivered a victory for the Republican Party by barring the crucial battleground state of Wisconsin from extending its Election Day deadline for the arrival of absentee ballots amid the pandemic, with Justice Brett Kavanaugh issuing an ominous concurring opinion that echoes President Donald Trump's false narrative on mail-in voting. | The 5-3 decision along ideological lines — with the court's five conservatives in the majority — blocked a request by…

Sarah Anderson (2020-10-27). The Trump Tax Reform Helped the Billionaire Class, Not the Working Class. counterpunch.org "We gave you the greatest, biggest tax cut in history!" crowed President Trump at a recent rally in Prescott, Arizona. If that rally crowd had been packed with billionaires, they would've had good reason to applaud. But for ordinary working families, the 2017 Republican tax law is nothing to cheer about. Trump's tax cuts for

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-27). VIDEO: California wildfire spread to residential areas. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 27 (MNA) — Terrible fires in forest of California, US, reached the wooden houses in this area. Southern California Wildfire forces up to 100,000 to evacuate, power cut to 1 million because of fire danger.

WSWS (2020-10-27). Right-wing recall campaign seeks to remove Socialist Alternative's Kshama Sawant from Seattle City Council. wsws.org The campaign to recall Kshama Sawant is led by the Democratic Party with the active support of Republican and far-right elements.

Staff (2020-10-27). AOC Pushes for Dems to "Expand the Court" After Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation. truthout.org Following the confirmation by the United States Senate of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) sent out a tweet that expressed her view of how Democrats should proceed from this moment onward. | "Expand the court," The congresswoman elaborated on the point in a second tweet, explaining that increasing the number of sitting justices on the high court was n…

Lynda Carson (2020-10-27). Coronavirus covid-19 pandemic invades the White House. indybay.org Coronavirus Covid-19 Memorial In Washington D.C.

yenisafak (2020-10-26). Kremlin accuses Joe Biden of spreading hatred of Russia with threat talk. yenisafak.com The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden's assessment of Russia as the biggest threat to U.S. national security was wrong and encouraged hatred of Russia.The comments come just over a week before Biden faces Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election. Biden is ahead in the polls."We absolutely do not agree," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call, when asked to comment on Biden's assessment."We can only regret that absolute hatred of the Russian Federation is spread in this way."Moscow's ties with Washington sank to post-Cold War low…

yenisafak (2020-10-26). 'Jews for Trump' rally cause clash in New York. yenisafak.com Clashes have broken out between supporters and protesters of US President Donald Trump in Manhattan, New York on Sunday with at least 11 people getting arrested, according to local reports.A group called "Jews For Trump" convoy covered with American flags and "Trump 2020" banners started to roll from Coney Island, Brooklyn to support the president days before the election next Tuesday.When the convoy arrived the Trump Tower in Manhattan, it was greeted by the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who also had served as the 107th Mayor of New York City in 1994-2001.The convoy, however, saw its path crossed with Trump…

Ann Garrison (2020-10-26). Call for Prosecution of War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, and Genocide Crime in DRC. indybay.org "Congo Week," the annual series of forums, films, and conversation organized by Washington D.C.-based Friends of the Congo was, like so much else, a virtual event this year. It concluded today with the presentation of humanitarian awards to two Congolese groups defending human rights, and to Dr. Denis Mukwege, the world renowned gynecologist and Nobel Prize Winner who founded Panzi Hospital to treat women victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In his acceptance speech, Dr. Mukwege called for prosecution of the 617 war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide crimes documented i…

Max Blumenthal (2020-10-26). How Bolivia's new socialist senator resisted coup terror: Meet torture survivor Patricia Arce. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone traveled to rural Bolivia to meet Patricia Arce, a former mayor who was publicly tortured during a US-backed coup in November 2019, and is now a senator-elect from the indigenous-led Movement Toward Socialism party, which won in a historic landslide election on October 18. By Max Blumenthal Video and translation by Ben Norton Transcript MAX BLUMENTHAL: Just a few days after the dramatic landslide victory on October 18 of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party founded by Evo …

RT (2020-10-26). US threatens to destroy Iranian missiles if shipped to Venezuela as Washington slams Tehran with new oil sanctions. rt.com Washington will "eliminate" any long-range missiles shipped to Venezuela from Iran, the US envoy to both countries warned after an arms embargo on Tehran expired this month — but offered no evidence a single sale has taken place. | "The transfer of long-range missiles from Iran to Venezuela is not acceptable to the United States and will not be tolerated or permitted," Elliott Abrams, the State Department Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela

Staff (2020-10-26). Headlines for October 26, 2020. 18.224.45.15 Pence Remains on Campaign Trail Despite COVID Outbreak in Inner Circle as U.S. Cases Surge, Trump Administration Pressures CDC to Sign Off on Locking Up Migrant Children, Citing Pandemic, Illinois Public Health Official Breaks Down in Tears While Reporting Coronavirus Toll, New Wave of Restrictions in Europe as COVID-19 Cases Explode in Spain, Italy, France, GOP-Ruled Senate Set to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's Third SCOTUS Justice, Early Voting Brings Huge Turnout as New York Voters Face Hours-Long Lines, TX Court Reinstates Limit on Drop Box Sites; PA Court Allows Ballots with Mismatched Signatures, Sudane…

RT (2020-10-26). 'Chess piece against China': US & Japan launch major military exercise to prove 'growing strength' of their alliance (PHOTOS). rt.com Tokyo and Washington have kicked off a combined naval, land and air drill aiming to show their readiness to "fight and win" despite Covid-19. Beijing has been warning that such activities lead to more tensions. | The 'Keen Sword' drill, which is held every two years, involves around 46,000 troops, including 9,000 American personnel, as well as dozens of warships from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. | The training will include amphibious landings on several smaller Japanese islands, as well as activities on Okinawa, according to a statement by the US Pacific…

_____ (2020-10-26). Anti-Racist Activists Brutally Arrested In Michigan. popularresistance.org On Saturday, an anti-racist demonstration in Shelby Township, Michigan was brutally repressed by the police. According to a video posted online several dozen police turned out in full riot gear and riot shields and beat and assaulted protesters before arresting several of them. Many of those arrested were thrown to the ground and there are reports that officers reportedly kneeled on their necks while they were being restrained. One woman, a photographer, was stripped down to her underwear in the middle of the street before being searched and arrested.

RT (2020-10-26). China orders US media outlets to provide detailed information on their status within week as 'reciprocal countermeasures'. rt.com Beijing on Monday gave six US media outlets a week to report on their operations in China. The move comes as Washington announced plans to designate the US arms of six more China-based media companies as foreign missions. | The Foreign Ministry in Beijing demanded that the US media outlets "declare in written form information about their staff, finance, operation and real estate in China within seven calendar days." The move concerns the China-based branches of the American Broadcasting Corporation, the Los Angeles Times, Minnesota Public Radio, Bureau of National Affairs, Newsweek, and Feature Story News, spo…

sputniknews (2020-10-26). Russian Embassy Criticises Proposed Visa Restrictions for Journalists in US. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Russian Embassy to the United States criticised the proposed US visa restrictions for journalists, saying that, in line with the principle of reciprocity, they could harm US journalists abroad.

Fight Back (2020-10-26). Oshkosh, WI: Protesters safely brave COVID-19 to continue demanding justice for Isaiah Tucker. fightbacknews.org Oshkosh, WI – Over a dozen protesters from many parts of eastern Wisconsin answered a call put out by United Action Oshkosh (UAO). People rallied on October 24 to demand justice for Isaiah Tucker and community control of the police. | Community members participated in a motorcade through an area of Oshkosh that typically does not see protests outside the standard political campaign yard signs. The area of town chosen to meet up was picked specifically to help bring confidence to the Black and brown residents who lived in that area. | Despite local COVID-19 cases spiking, making the northeastern part of Wisconsin…

RT (2020-10-26). 'So cringeworthy': Kamala Harris accused of 'pandering' after doing a promo about her sneakers amid election campaign. rt.com Kamala Harris garnered quite a few haters after "going sneaker shopping" with a pop culture outlet as a campaign promotional event, with viewers seeing the move as unserious and "pandering." | Harris was probed about her footwear in a video released on Monday by lifestyle outlet Complex. | "I love my chucks," the California senator

Staff (2020-10-26). Muslims in Trump Country: "Natours Grocery" Tells Story of Palestinian American Family in Virginia. democracynow.org As the presidential race enters its final full week, we speak with filmmaker Nadine Natour about "Natours Grocery," her new documentary short that tells the story of her Palestinian American family living in Trump's America. Natour's immigrant parents own a store in the highly conservative town of Appomattox, Virginia, which voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in 2016. The Natours say they don't talk about politics or religion with their customers to avoid confrontation, but as they strive to build bridges with their neighbors, President Trump's anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rhetoric inspires a backlash in Appoma…

Thomas Magstadt (2020-10-26). Zero tolerance for truth: On tribalism, trances & Donald Trump. nationofchange.org "Oh what a tangled web we weave…"

_____ (2020-10-26). Nuking Itself… How Russophobia Led the U.S. to Bomb its Own Citizens. strategic-culture.org Generations of countless Americans have been contaminated and sickened by the first-ever atomic bomb test. The Trinity explosion on July 16, 1945, was carried out in the New Mexico desert. Three weeks later, two A-bombs were dropped on Japan, killing up to 200,000 people. | But the number of American victims caused by radiation fallout from the Trinity test is reckoned to be also imponderably high. The American government conducted the explosion in secret, unbeknownst to the population of New Mexico. That was in spite of warnings from Manhattan Project scientists of a high risk to public health from the extreme r…

Gwen Florio (2020-10-26). The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers. thenation.com The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers…

Brian Cloughley (2020-10-26). Trump's Nuclear Weapons are Standing Up And Standing By. counterpunch.org The President of the United States has the power to fire off thousands of nuclear weapons and destroy the world. As succinctly explained by William Perry and Tom Collina in the New York Times, "Mr. Trump has the absolute authority to start a nuclear war. Within minutes, the president could unleash the equivalent of more than 10,000 Hiroshima bombs. He does not need a second opinion. The defense secretary has no say. Congress has no role."

WSWS (2020-10-26). Mercenary group sued for hiring armed poll watchers for election day in Minnesota. wsws.org The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Minnesota is suing Atlas Aegis for recruiting former Special Operations personnel to patrol polling places.

_____ (2020-10-26). California Tribes Oppose Proposed Water Tunnel. popularresistance.org In early March, just weeks before California shut down due to COVID-19, more than 200 tribal citizens, environmentalists and others gathered in the city of Redding to protest a proposed massive water tunnel in the state. | Members of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley, Karuk, Pit River, Winnemem Wintu, Pomo and Miwok nations held an outdoor rally before speaking at a meeting on the Delta Tunnel Conveyance project, saying it would destroy water quality and devastate the state's salmon population and other important fish species in the San Joaquin Delta estuary.

RT (2020-10-26). 'I was born for that': Hillary Clinton says she'd handle Covid-19 better, but Trump & Russian media 'stole' election from her. rt.com Failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is claiming Trump "basically stole the election" from her four years after her loss, a statement that is earning her plenty of ridicule on social media. | In an interview with journalist Kara Swisher's podcast for the New York Times Opinions network released on Monday, Clinton spoke about losing in 2016 because of a "disinformation campaign" run by then-Republican candidate Donald Trump and "Russian media." She even claimed the election was "stolen" from her. | "I think that Trump and a lot of the people around him know that his victory was not on the up and u…

RT (2020-10-26). Washington approves sale of 400 ANTI-SHIP missiles worth $2.37bn to Taiwan after Beijing vows sanctions for US arms dealers. rt.com The US State Department has given the nod for the sale of 100 Harpoon anti-ship missile systems to Taiwan, the latest in a series of massive weapons transfers to the island as Beijing warns it will retaliate with sanctions. | The $2.37 billion deal,

RT (2020-10-26). Parents defend UK headmistress after she was forced to apologize for lesson on Black History Month, but won't give their names. rt.com Parents have stepped up to defend the head teacher of a Kent boarding school after her groveling apology for offending students by tracing the roots of the UK's Black History Month to a 1926 US observance of 'Negro History Week'. | Samantha Price, head teacher of Benenden girls' school, "unreservedly" apologized for her use of the word "Negro" during the assembly, historically contextualized as it may have been, noting some pupils had complained the term was offensive and appeared to have confused it with a similar-sounding racial slur. | While several parents stepped up to back the headmistress, none who spok…

Paul Haeder (2020-10-26). Adding More Dust onto a Threadbare Empire. dissidentvoice.org Barbara Lee: I'm very terrified with regard to what we see taking place. And the signs are there. When you talk about shutting down the media, putting out their alternative facts, banning dissent and opposition, criticizing people who are exercising their First Amendment rights; trying to get people to believe, really, the distortions that they're …

Max Blumenthal (2020-10-26). How Bolivia's new socialist senator resisted coup terror: Meet MAS party leader Patricia Arce. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone traveled to rural Bolivia to meet Patricia Arce, a former mayor who was publicly tortured during a US-backed coup in November 2019, and is now a senator-elect from the indigenous-led Movement Toward Socialism party, which won in a historic landslide election on October 18. By Max Blumenthal Video and translation by Ben Norton Puede leer esto en español aquí. Transcript MAX BLUMENTHAL: Just a few days after the dramatic landslide victory on October 18 of the Movement Toward …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-26). Who is Behind "Fake News"? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images. globalresearch.ca The mainstream corporate media is desperate. They want to suppress independent and alternative online media, which they categorize as "fake news". Readers on social media are warned not to go onto certain sites. Our analysis confirms that the mainstream media are routinely involved in distorting the facts and turning realities upside down.

WSWS (2020-10-26). Right-wing press in Germany steps up attacks on pianist Igor Levit. wsws.org The Sàºddeutsche Zeitung editorial board's initial defence of its article, as well as subsequent articles in Die Welt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Neue Zàºrcher Zeitung, reveal that these leading newspapers share essentially the same line as the far right Alternative for Germany.

WSWS (2020-10-26). ICE uses torture to pressure African asylum seekers to agree to deportation. wsws.org In a blatant violation of international law and the US constitution, ICE officials in the privately run detention center in Mississippi have been forcing asylum seekers from Cameroon to sign their own deportation forms and quickly shipping them back on secret flights.

The Labor Fightback Network (2020-10-26). The Coup Threat Does Not Abate — What Way Forward for Labor? zcomm.org We urge you to join us in building Labor and Community for an Independent Party (LCIP), an effort to create an alternative to the twin parties of the bosses, both of which have led us to this scary historical turning point…

2020-10-26: News Headlines

Pip Hinman (2020-10-26). Black Lives Matter rally as NSW parliamentary inquiry begins. greenleft.org.au About 200 people rallied in rain at the Sydney Domain on October 26, just before the NSW Parliamentary inquiry into Aboriginal deaths in custody began, reports Peter Boyle.

Max Blumenthal (2020-10-26). How Bolivia's new socialist senator resisted coup terror: Meet MAS party leader Patricia Arce. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone traveled to rural Bolivia to meet Patricia Arce, a former mayor who was publicly tortured during a US-backed coup in November 2019, and is now a senator-elect from the indigenous-led Movement Toward Socialism party, which won in a historic landslide election on October 18. By Max Blumenthal Video and translation by Ben Norton Puede leer esto en español aquí. Transcript MAX BLUMENTHAL: Just a few days after the dramatic landslide victory on October 18 of the Movement Toward …

Max Blumenthal (2020-10-26). How Bolivia's new socialist senator resisted coup terror: Meet torture survivor Patricia Arce. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone traveled to rural Bolivia to meet Patricia Arce, a former mayor who was publicly tortured during a US-backed coup in November 2019, and is now a senator-elect from the indigenous-led Movement Toward Socialism party, which won in a historic landslide election on October 18. By Max Blumenthal Video and translation by Ben Norton Transcript MAX BLUMENTHAL: Just a few days after the dramatic landslide victory on October 18 of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party founded by Evo …

WSWS (2020-10-26). Right-wing press in Germany steps up attacks on pianist Igor Levit. wsws.org The Sàºddeutsche Zeitung editorial board's initial defence of its article, as well as subsequent articles in Die Welt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Neue Zàºrcher Zeitung, reveal that these leading newspapers share essentially the same line as the far right Alternative for Germany.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-26). Who is Behind "Fake News"? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images. globalresearch.ca The mainstream corporate media is desperate. They want to suppress independent and alternative online media, which they categorize as "fake news". Readers on social media are warned not to go onto certain sites. Our analysis confirms that the mainstream media are routinely involved in distorting the facts and turning realities upside down.

Haymarket Books (2020-10-26). Thursday 10/29: The Virus, The Climate, The Alternative: Ecosocialist Solutions to Capitalist Crises. indybay.org Online event…

Paul Haeder (2020-10-26). Adding More Dust onto a Threadbare Empire. dissidentvoice.org Barbara Lee: I'm very terrified with regard to what we see taking place. And the signs are there. When you talk about shutting down the media, putting out their alternative facts, banning dissent and opposition, criticizing people who are exercising their First Amendment rights; trying to get people to believe, really, the distortions that they're …

The Labor Fightback Network (2020-10-26). The Coup Threat Does Not Abate — What Way Forward for Labor? zcomm.org We urge you to join us in building Labor and Community for an Independent Party (LCIP), an effort to create an alternative to the twin parties of the bosses, both of which have led us to this scary historical turning point…

Thomas Magstadt (2020-10-26). Zero tolerance for truth: On tribalism, trances & Donald Trump. nationofchange.org "Oh what a tangled web we weave…"

_____ (2020-10-26). California Tribes Oppose Proposed Water Tunnel. popularresistance.org In early March, just weeks before California shut down due to COVID-19, more than 200 tribal citizens, environmentalists and others gathered in the city of Redding to protest a proposed massive water tunnel in the state. | Members of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley, Karuk, Pit River, Winnemem Wintu, Pomo and Miwok nations held an outdoor rally before speaking at a meeting on the Delta Tunnel Conveyance project, saying it would destroy water quality and devastate the state's salmon population and other important fish species in the San Joaquin Delta estuary.

Dean Baker (2020-10-26). Yet Another Diatribe on Patent Monopolies and How They Are Not Talked About in Polite Company. cepr.net I had a short vacation last week, so my comments are both late and short. I will yet again take a shot at patent monopolies as a mechanism for financing the development of prescription drugs. This is because it is in the news, both with Purdue Pharma's settlement in the opioid case and also with …

teleSUR (2020-10-25). Chile Plebiscite: Police Repression Prior to Polls Closing. telesurenglish.net Various social organizations denounced this Sunday repression by Carabineros (Chilean Police) against protesters who gathered in the Plaza de la Dignidad, located in Santiago de Chile, minutes after the polls closed for the constitutional plebiscite. | Although the day was developing peacefully, a group of police attacked the citizens with water and tear gas jets, preventing the people's gathering temporarily. Ultimately the police retreated, and people have taken over the square. | According to witnesses, the place is surrounded by police officers. Likewise, alternative media journalists also denounced attack…

Richard Lane (2020-10-24). [Perspectives] Kelvin Kong: trailblazer for Indigenous health in Australia. thelancet.com The equity of his nation's health services provision is a core mission for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeon Kelvin Kong, Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, and the University of Newcastle in eastern Australia. "As an Indigenous Australian, I feel obligated to strive to ensure that access to quality health care is available to all Australian citizens", he says. As a busy clinician, Kong sees the pressure on ENT and hearing services, recently compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

FIRE (2020-10-24). Insurance Companies and the Forest Service are screwing over Indigenous groups. indybay.org Insurers are increasingly wary of serving wildfire-prone areas. Happy Camp residents are struggling to rebuild without it…

Indigenous Surf Club (2020-10-24). Sunday 11/1: Día de los Muertos Paddle Out. indybay.org Cowell's Beach, Santa Cruz…

WSWS (2020-10-24). Public webinar: For a socialist program against the New Zealand Labour government's right-wing agenda. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Group (NZ) is holding a webinar on November 8 to expose the right-wing, pro-imperialist agenda of Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party government, which is being falsely glorified as a progressive alternative to right-wing governments internationally.

_____ (2020-10-24). Our Fight For Quitobaquito. popularresistance.org Border wall construction is destroying the Sonoran Desert's most sacred spring. | Growing up as a Tohono O'odham woman on my ancestral homelands taught me one thing above all: Take care of the land and the land will take care of you. | When the federal government ramped up border-wall construction in Arizona, I knew I had to fight for my homelands, which are split in half by the U.S-Mexico border. I knew that meant activating my community, facing construction workers and opposing the U.S. Border Patrol and its long history of brutalizing O'odham tribal members.

Tony Marks-Block (2020-10-23). Indigenous solutions to California's capitalist conflagrations. mronline.org Colonial timber management and capitalist land use has produced the wildfire crisis we see today. Prescribed Indigenous burning is a viable preventative solution to high severity wildfire but its success hinges on the fight by Indigenous socialists and grassroots organizers for Tribal sovereignty, land restitution, and the creation of a new prescribed fire workforce.

_____ (2020-10-23). Indigenous Knowledge Revives Ancient Clam Garden Practices. popularresistance.org La Conner, WA – Tribal communities are reviving 3,500-year-old eco-friendly practices to create sustainable beaches along the Pacific Northwest Coast. | Teams of tribal members and scientists in the U.S. and Canada have scouted various locations that are ideal areas for shellfish, like clams, and other small marine life to nestle and flourish in what is referred to as clam gardens. The concept is to build rock walls near low tidemarks, which in turn traps sediment and sand to create terraces to cultivate intertidal ecosystems. These sanctuaries encourage sea creature growth and development in shallow coastal wate…

teleSUR (2020-10-23). Ex-FARC Members March Over Selective Killings Against Them. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas marched from the municipality of Mesetas, in Meta Department, to protest against the targeted killing of 234 of their fellow FARC party members since the signing of the Peace Agreement. | RELATED: | The march for "Life and Peace" was organized by members of the Revolutionary Alternative Forces of the Commons (FARC), which became a legal political party after their dem…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-23). Italian youth demand free and safe public transport. peoplesdispatch.org In the wake of opening up of schools and colleges across Italy in the midst of a spike in COVID-19 cases, youth groups have demanded free and safe transport facilities for students. The Communist Youth Front (FGC) initiated a campaign on this demand and gave a call for a mobilization in Rome for October 24, Saturday. A section of students including from the Alternative Students Opposition (OSA) observed October 19 as the national agitation day for public transport and organized a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation. | Earlier, on October 17, students protested and organized…

Pip Hinman (2020-10-23). Why the alternative to capitalism has to be ecosocialist. greenleft.org.au The growing discussion about system change is the result of how barbarous capitalism has become, writes Peter Boyle.

_____ (2020-10-23). A New Revolutionary Alternative For The People Of Venezuela. popularresistance.org For many on the left in Britain and within the heart of the global capitalist system, Venezuela has been an example of staunch opposition to US and Nato imperialism, with a broad collection of revolutionaries fending off multiple coups, mercenary attacks and resisting an imperialist blockade of late. | This vision of defiance and tenacity has painted a very particular idea of what the experience is in Venezuela, which ultimately makes the formation of the Popular Revolutionary Alternative (APR), a new bloc of left wing groups without the ruling PSUV, quite a remarkable surprise.

RT (2020-10-23). America's first MURDER HORNET nest found by scientists in Washington State (VIDEO). rt.com Entomologists in Washington State have discovered the first Asian giant hornet nest in the US, and are planning to destroy it as an invasive species. The terrifying insects wipe out native honeybees, and can kill a human. | With a three-inch wingspan and a potent, venomous stinger, the Asian giant hornet is the world's largest species of hornet, and a fearsome killing machine. A handful of these creatures can Als…

WSWS (2020-10-22). The pianist Igor Levit and the defense of culture against fascism. wsws.org Levit has emerged as a powerful voice against the resurgence of neo-Nazism in Germany, which finds its most putrid expression in the growing political power of the Alternative fàºr Deutschland.

2020-10-25: News Headlines

yenisafak (2020-10-25). Kabul claims killing key al-Qaeda leader. yenisafak.com Afghanistan on Sunday claimed killing the deputy head of Al-Qaeda for the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) in a security operation. | The 'No. 2 of al-Qaeda' in the Indian Sub-Continent, Abu Mohsin Al-Misri, was killed in the central Ghazni province, some 150km south of the capital Kabul, the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan's intelligence service, said in a statement. | Al Masri alias Husam Abd-al-Ra'uf was on the FBI's list of most-wanted terrorists "for committing acts of terrorism…"Afghan president Ashraf Ghani hailed the killing, accusing the Taliban of still maintaining close ties with al-Qaeda.

yenisafak (2020-10-25). India's central bank chief tests positive for coronavirus. yenisafak.com "I have tested Covid-19 positive. Asymptomatic. Feeling very much alright," Das said in a tweet."Will continue to work from isolation. Work in the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) will go on normally," he said.Many top Indian politicians including Home Minister Amit Shah and actors such as Amitabh Bachchan have tested positive for the virus, and since recovered.Over 7.8 million Indians have tested positive for COVID-19 so far. The pandemic has claimed 118,534 lives in the world's second most populous country.

FIRE (2020-10-24). Insurance Companies and the Forest Service are screwing over Indigenous groups. indybay.org Insurers are increasingly wary of serving wildfire-prone areas. Happy Camp residents are struggling to rebuild without it…

Indigenous Surf Club (2020-10-24). Sunday 11/1: Día de los Muertos Paddle Out. indybay.org Cowell's Beach, Santa Cruz…

Richard Lane (2020-10-24). [Perspectives] Kelvin Kong: trailblazer for Indigenous health in Australia. thelancet.com The equity of his nation's health services provision is a core mission for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeon Kelvin Kong, Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, and the University of Newcastle in eastern Australia. "As an Indigenous Australian, I feel obligated to strive to ensure that access to quality health care is available to all Australian citizens", he says. As a busy clinician, Kong sees the pressure on ENT and hearing services, recently compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2020-10-24). Public webinar: For a socialist program against the New Zealand Labour government's right-wing agenda. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Group (NZ) is holding a webinar on November 8 to expose the right-wing, pro-imperialist agenda of Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party government, which is being falsely glorified as a progressive alternative to right-wing governments internationally.

_____ (2020-10-24). Our Fight For Quitobaquito. popularresistance.org Border wall construction is destroying the Sonoran Desert's most sacred spring. | Growing up as a Tohono O'odham woman on my ancestral homelands taught me one thing above all: Take care of the land and the land will take care of you. | When the federal government ramped up border-wall construction in Arizona, I knew I had to fight for my homelands, which are split in half by the U.S-Mexico border. I knew that meant activating my community, facing construction workers and opposing the U.S. Border Patrol and its long history of brutalizing O'odham tribal members.

RT (2020-10-23). 'Opposite' of Vantablack? Scientists create WHITEST paint ever, which reflects 95.5% of light & keeps buildings cool. rt.com Engineers have created a paint capable of reflecting 95.5 percent of sunlight back into space, while keeping a building cooler than the ambient temperature, which might one day dramatically reduce the need for air conditioning. | In research undertaken at Purdue University, in Indiana, engineers have produced the remarkable acrylic paint. It makes use of passive radiative cooling technology, which keeps surfaces 10 degrees Celsius below the ambient temperature at night and at least 1.7 degrees Celsius below the ambient temperature at noon. | "It's very counterintuitive for a surface in direct sunlight to be co…

Tony Marks-Block (2020-10-23). Indigenous solutions to California's capitalist conflagrations. mronline.org Colonial timber management and capitalist land use has produced the wildfire crisis we see today. Prescribed Indigenous burning is a viable preventative solution to high severity wildfire but its success hinges on the fight by Indigenous socialists and grassroots organizers for Tribal sovereignty, land restitution, and the creation of a new prescribed fire workforce.

_____ (2020-10-23). Indigenous Knowledge Revives Ancient Clam Garden Practices. popularresistance.org La Conner, WA – Tribal communities are reviving 3,500-year-old eco-friendly practices to create sustainable beaches along the Pacific Northwest Coast. | Teams of tribal members and scientists in the U.S. and Canada have scouted various locations that are ideal areas for shellfish, like clams, and other small marine life to nestle and flourish in what is referred to as clam gardens. The concept is to build rock walls near low tidemarks, which in turn traps sediment and sand to create terraces to cultivate intertidal ecosystems. These sanctuaries encourage sea creature growth and development in shallow coastal wate…

teleSUR (2020-10-23). Ex-FARC Members March Over Selective Killings Against Them. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas marched from the municipality of Mesetas, in Meta Department, to protest against the targeted killing of 234 of their fellow FARC party members since the signing of the Peace Agreement. | RELATED: | The march for "Life and Peace" was organized by members of the Revolutionary Alternative Forces of the Commons (FARC), which became a legal political party after their dem…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-23). Italian youth demand free and safe public transport. peoplesdispatch.org In the wake of opening up of schools and colleges across Italy in the midst of a spike in COVID-19 cases, youth groups have demanded free and safe transport facilities for students. The Communist Youth Front (FGC) initiated a campaign on this demand and gave a call for a mobilization in Rome for October 24, Saturday. A section of students including from the Alternative Students Opposition (OSA) observed October 19 as the national agitation day for public transport and organized a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation. | Earlier, on October 17, students protested and organized…

_____ (2020-10-23). A New Revolutionary Alternative For The People Of Venezuela. popularresistance.org For many on the left in Britain and within the heart of the global capitalist system, Venezuela has been an example of staunch opposition to US and Nato imperialism, with a broad collection of revolutionaries fending off multiple coups, mercenary attacks and resisting an imperialist blockade of late. | This vision of defiance and tenacity has painted a very particular idea of what the experience is in Venezuela, which ultimately makes the formation of the Popular Revolutionary Alternative (APR), a new bloc of left wing groups without the ruling PSUV, quite a remarkable surprise.

RT (2020-10-23). America's first MURDER HORNET nest found by scientists in Washington State (VIDEO). rt.com Entomologists in Washington State have discovered the first Asian giant hornet nest in the US, and are planning to destroy it as an invasive species. The terrifying insects wipe out native honeybees, and can kill a human. | With a three-inch wingspan and a potent, venomous stinger, the Asian giant hornet is the world's largest species of hornet, and a fearsome killing machine. A handful of these creatures can Als…

RT (2020-10-23). Take a bite out of this: Atletico striker Luis Suarez buys 1,000 Big Macs for children's charity event. rt.com Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez bought and donated 1,000 Big Macs for children in his native Uruguay as part of a charity event. | The 33-year-old spent €4.75 ($5.63) on each of the burgers – which he donated to children in a youth league in Pando, a small city north west of Uruguayan capital Montevideo – raising a McDonald's Uruguayan Twitter account thanked…

Pip Hinman (2020-10-23). Why the alternative to capitalism has to be ecosocialist. greenleft.org.au The growing discussion about system change is the result of how barbarous capitalism has become, writes Peter Boyle.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-22). Colombia witnesses massive national strike. peoplesdispatch.org On October 21, tens of thousands of workers, peasants, teachers, students, Indigenous and Afro-descendant people took part in a new national strike in Colombia to protest against the social and economic policies of President Iván Duque. Several peaceful demonstrations were held throughout the country in rejection of the economic crisis, rising unemployment, police repression, the increase in massacres, assassination of social leaders, armed group activity, among other issues. | In the capital Bogotá, hundreds of workers from diverse sectors hit the streets and marched towards the Plaza Bolívar, demanding a guaran…

WSWS (2020-10-22). The pianist Igor Levit and the defense of culture against fascism. wsws.org Levit has emerged as a powerful voice against the resurgence of neo-Nazism in Germany, which finds its most putrid expression in the growing political power of the Alternative fàºr Deutschland.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-10-22). To Fix 'Out of Whack' US Judiciary and Supreme Court, Biden Says He'll Create Commission to Study Reforms. commondreams.org "There's a number of alternatives that… go well beyond packing," Biden asserted. "The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/biden60.jpg

Ed Rampell (2020-10-21). More capsule reviews from 2020 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. peoplesworld.org The first installment of reviews from this year's 36th annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival can be found here. Further shorts, documentaries, animation, and features by and about the Pacific Islands' Indigenous peoples are available online through Oct. 31. 'Liliu': Samoa's decolonization struggle When I lived in Tafitoala, Upolu, the village's high chief, Ale …

Juliana Clark (2020-10-21). The Case for Restoring California Indigenous Burning Practices. progressive.org In order to decrease California's wildfire destruction, scientists must fight fire with fire.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-21). 8,000 Colombians march to Bogotá demanding to meet with president Duque. peoplesdispatch.org Nearly 8,000 Indigenous and Afro-descendant people, peasants, students and women from southwestern Colombia arrived in Bogotá on October 18 to meet President Iván Duque. They are still waiting for a response. Meanwhile, four indigenous leaders were killed in other parts of the country as mobilizations took place in Bogotá.

WSWS (2020-10-21). Unions trying to suppress workers' opposition to pro-business restructure at Australia Post. wsws.org The unions are adopting a cynical posture of concern toward workers, while enforcing the "Alternative Delivery Model."

2020-10-24: News Headlines

Indigenous Surf Club (2020-10-24). Sunday 11/1: Día de los Muertos Paddle Out. indybay.org Cowell's Beach, Santa Cruz…

FIRE (2020-10-24). Insurance Companies and the Forest Service are screwing over Indigenous groups. indybay.org Insurers are increasingly wary of serving wildfire-prone areas. Happy Camp residents are struggling to rebuild without it…

Richard Lane (2020-10-24). [Perspectives] Kelvin Kong: trailblazer for Indigenous health in Australia. thelancet.com The equity of his nation's health services provision is a core mission for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeon Kelvin Kong, Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, and the University of Newcastle in eastern Australia. "As an Indigenous Australian, I feel obligated to strive to ensure that access to quality health care is available to all Australian citizens", he says. As a busy clinician, Kong sees the pressure on ENT and hearing services, recently compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

_____ (2020-10-24). Our Fight For Quitobaquito. popularresistance.org Border wall construction is destroying the Sonoran Desert's most sacred spring. | Growing up as a Tohono O'odham woman on my ancestral homelands taught me one thing above all: Take care of the land and the land will take care of you. | When the federal government ramped up border-wall construction in Arizona, I knew I had to fight for my homelands, which are split in half by the U.S-Mexico border. I knew that meant activating my community, facing construction workers and opposing the U.S. Border Patrol and its long history of brutalizing O'odham tribal members.

RT (2020-10-23). 'Opposite' of Vantablack? Scientists create WHITEST paint ever, which reflects 95.5% of light & keeps buildings cool. rt.com Engineers have created a paint capable of reflecting 95.5 percent of sunlight back into space, while keeping a building cooler than the ambient temperature, which might one day dramatically reduce the need for air conditioning. | In research undertaken at Purdue University, in Indiana, engineers have produced the remarkable acrylic paint. It makes use of passive radiative cooling technology, which keeps surfaces 10 degrees Celsius below the ambient temperature at night and at least 1.7 degrees Celsius below the ambient temperature at noon. | "It's very counterintuitive for a surface in direct sunlight to be co…

Tony Marks-Block (2020-10-23). Indigenous solutions to California's capitalist conflagrations. mronline.org Colonial timber management and capitalist land use has produced the wildfire crisis we see today. Prescribed Indigenous burning is a viable preventative solution to high severity wildfire but its success hinges on the fight by Indigenous socialists and grassroots organizers for Tribal sovereignty, land restitution, and the creation of a new prescribed fire workforce.

_____ (2020-10-23). Indigenous Knowledge Revives Ancient Clam Garden Practices. popularresistance.org La Conner, WA – Tribal communities are reviving 3,500-year-old eco-friendly practices to create sustainable beaches along the Pacific Northwest Coast. | Teams of tribal members and scientists in the U.S. and Canada have scouted various locations that are ideal areas for shellfish, like clams, and other small marine life to nestle and flourish in what is referred to as clam gardens. The concept is to build rock walls near low tidemarks, which in turn traps sediment and sand to create terraces to cultivate intertidal ecosystems. These sanctuaries encourage sea creature growth and development in shallow coastal wate…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-23). Italian youth demand free and safe public transport. peoplesdispatch.org In the wake of opening up of schools and colleges across Italy in the midst of a spike in COVID-19 cases, youth groups have demanded free and safe transport facilities for students. The Communist Youth Front (FGC) initiated a campaign on this demand and gave a call for a mobilization in Rome for October 24, Saturday. A section of students including from the Alternative Students Opposition (OSA) observed October 19 as the national agitation day for public transport and organized a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation. | Earlier, on October 17, students protested and organized…

teleSUR (2020-10-23). Ex-FARC Members March Over Selective Killings Against Them. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas marched from the municipality of Mesetas, in Meta Department, to protest against the targeted killing of 234 of their fellow FARC party members since the signing of the Peace Agreement. | RELATED: | The march for "Life and Peace" was organized by members of the Revolutionary Alternative Forces of the Commons (FARC), which became a legal political party after their dem…

_____ (2020-10-23). A New Revolutionary Alternative For The People Of Venezuela. popularresistance.org For many on the left in Britain and within the heart of the global capitalist system, Venezuela has been an example of staunch opposition to US and Nato imperialism, with a broad collection of revolutionaries fending off multiple coups, mercenary attacks and resisting an imperialist blockade of late. | This vision of defiance and tenacity has painted a very particular idea of what the experience is in Venezuela, which ultimately makes the formation of the Popular Revolutionary Alternative (APR), a new bloc of left wing groups without the ruling PSUV, quite a remarkable surprise.

RT (2020-10-23). America's first MURDER HORNET nest found by scientists in Washington State (VIDEO). rt.com Entomologists in Washington State have discovered the first Asian giant hornet nest in the US, and are planning to destroy it as an invasive species. The terrifying insects wipe out native honeybees, and can kill a human. | With a three-inch wingspan and a potent, venomous stinger, the Asian giant hornet is the world's largest species of hornet, and a fearsome killing machine. A handful of these creatures can Als…

RT (2020-10-23). Take a bite out of this: Atletico striker Luis Suarez buys 1,000 Big Macs for children's charity event. rt.com Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez bought and donated 1,000 Big Macs for children in his native Uruguay as part of a charity event. | The 33-year-old spent €4.75 ($5.63) on each of the burgers – which he donated to children in a youth league in Pando, a small city north west of Uruguayan capital Montevideo – raising a McDonald's Uruguayan Twitter account thanked…

Pip Hinman (2020-10-23). Why the alternative to capitalism has to be ecosocialist. greenleft.org.au The growing discussion about system change is the result of how barbarous capitalism has become, writes Peter Boyle.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-22). Colombia witnesses massive national strike. peoplesdispatch.org On October 21, tens of thousands of workers, peasants, teachers, students, Indigenous and Afro-descendant people took part in a new national strike in Colombia to protest against the social and economic policies of President Iván Duque. Several peaceful demonstrations were held throughout the country in rejection of the economic crisis, rising unemployment, police repression, the increase in massacres, assassination of social leaders, armed group activity, among other issues. | In the capital Bogotá, hundreds of workers from diverse sectors hit the streets and marched towards the Plaza Bolívar, demanding a guaran…

WSWS (2020-10-22). The pianist Igor Levit and the defense of culture against fascism. wsws.org Levit has emerged as a powerful voice against the resurgence of neo-Nazism in Germany, which finds its most putrid expression in the growing political power of the Alternative fàºr Deutschland.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-10-22). To Fix 'Out of Whack' US Judiciary and Supreme Court, Biden Says He'll Create Commission to Study Reforms. commondreams.org "There's a number of alternatives that… go well beyond packing," Biden asserted. "The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/biden60.jpg

Newsclick (2020-10-21). Indian beedi workers struggle due to pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org Workers in the beedi sector in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu are facing a deep crisis as the pandemic has affected the industry and severely reduced their incomes…

Ed Rampell (2020-10-21). More capsule reviews from 2020 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. peoplesworld.org The first installment of reviews from this year's 36th annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival can be found here. Further shorts, documentaries, animation, and features by and about the Pacific Islands' Indigenous peoples are available online through Oct. 31. 'Liliu': Samoa's decolonization struggle When I lived in Tafitoala, Upolu, the village's high chief, Ale …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-21). 8,000 Colombians march to Bogotá demanding to meet with president Duque. peoplesdispatch.org Nearly 8,000 Indigenous and Afro-descendant people, peasants, students and women from southwestern Colombia arrived in Bogotá on October 18 to meet President Iván Duque. They are still waiting for a response. Meanwhile, four indigenous leaders were killed in other parts of the country as mobilizations took place in Bogotá.

Juliana Clark (2020-10-21). The Case for Restoring California Indigenous Burning Practices. progressive.org In order to decrease California's wildfire destruction, scientists must fight fire with fire.

WSWS (2020-10-21). Unions trying to suppress workers' opposition to pro-business restructure at Australia Post. wsws.org The unions are adopting a cynical posture of concern toward workers, while enforcing the "Alternative Delivery Model."

2020-10-23: News Headlines

Pip Hinman (2020-10-23). Why the alternative to capitalism has to be ecosocialist. greenleft.org.au The growing discussion about system change is the result of how barbarous capitalism has become, writes Peter Boyle.

Stephanie Tromblay (2020-10-22). Indigenous Peoples Day in the time of COVID-19. workers.org "We are not your Halloween costumes! We are not your dime store Indians!" a speaker shouted from the bandstand on the Santa Fe Plaza this Indigenous Peoples Day in Santa Fe, N.M., as a colonialist obelisk was taken down by Puebloan activists To see people still celebrating Columbus in the . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-22). Colombia witnesses massive national strike. peoplesdispatch.org On October 21, tens of thousands of workers, peasants, teachers, students, Indigenous and Afro-descendant people took part in a new national strike in Colombia to protest against the social and economic policies of President Iván Duque. Several peaceful demonstrations were held throughout the country in rejection of the economic crisis, rising unemployment, police repression, the increase in massacres, assassination of social leaders, armed group activity, among other issues. | In the capital Bogotá, hundreds of workers from diverse sectors hit the streets and marched towards the Plaza Bolívar, demanding a guaran…

_____ (2020-10-22). Morales' Socialist Party Wins Election. strategic-culture.org Ron RIDENOUR | A victory for the majority of Bolivians, a victory for the world's poor, the indigenous, and supporters of equality, world peace, bread and land for all. October 19 exit polls show that the majority's leader, Luis Arce, and running mate David Choquehuanca Céspedes, won the election. | With around a quarter of the votes counted, exit polls showed them ahead of rightest opponents with

WSWS (2020-10-22). The pianist Igor Levit and the defense of culture against fascism. wsws.org Levit has emerged as a powerful voice against the resurgence of neo-Nazism in Germany, which finds its most putrid expression in the growing political power of the Alternative fàºr Deutschland.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-10-22). To Fix 'Out of Whack' US Judiciary and Supreme Court, Biden Says He'll Create Commission to Study Reforms. commondreams.org "There's a number of alternatives that… go well beyond packing," Biden asserted. "The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/biden60.jpg

Newsclick (2020-10-21). Indian beedi workers struggle due to pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org Workers in the beedi sector in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu are facing a deep crisis as the pandemic has affected the industry and severely reduced their incomes…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-21). 8,000 Colombians march to Bogotá demanding to meet with president Duque. peoplesdispatch.org Nearly 8,000 Indigenous and Afro-descendant people, peasants, students and women from southwestern Colombia arrived in Bogotá on October 18 to meet President Iván Duque. They are still waiting for a response. Meanwhile, four indigenous leaders were killed in other parts of the country as mobilizations took place in Bogotá.

Ed Rampell (2020-10-21). More capsule reviews from 2020 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. peoplesworld.org The first installment of reviews from this year's 36th annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival can be found here. Further shorts, documentaries, animation, and features by and about the Pacific Islands' Indigenous peoples are available online through Oct. 31. 'Liliu': Samoa's decolonization struggle When I lived in Tafitoala, Upolu, the village's high chief, Ale …

Juliana Clark (2020-10-21). The Case for Restoring California Indigenous Burning Practices. progressive.org In order to decrease California's wildfire destruction, scientists must fight fire with fire.

WSWS (2020-10-21). Unions trying to suppress workers' opposition to pro-business restructure at Australia Post. wsws.org The unions are adopting a cynical posture of concern toward workers, while enforcing the "Alternative Delivery Model."

Dan Beeton (2020-10-20). Two Interviews on the Bolivian Coup and Its Aftermath. cepr.net In interviews recorded for a new podcast, "While We were Sleeping," host Francesca Emanuele investigates overlooked cases of state violence and the human stories behind them. Two new interviews offer useful context for the October 18 general elections just carried out in Bolivia. In the first, Emanuele interviews Jhocelin Caspa, an Indigenous Aymara woman from …

Sà¥nia Guajajara (2020-10-20). Amazonia: In the Flames, They See Money. counterpunch.org Sà¥nia Guajajara delivered this speech to accept the 2020 Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award on behalf of the Association of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB). The Association is standing up to powerful corporations, backed by an oppressive government, to protect indigenous rights and lands — all while fighting a deadly pandemic. On October 15, award-winning author

Dave Welsh (2020-10-20). On Indigenous Peoples Day 2020: Junipero Serra statue bites the dust. workers.org Mission San Rafael, Calif. Some 60 people responded to a call by members of the Coast Miwok of Marin for a Red Paint Rally on Indigenous Peoples Day at the Mission San Rafael. The crowd gathered Oct. 12 at the statue of Junipero Serra outside the mission, which is one . . . |

William Camacaro (2020-10-20). Decisive Victory of MAS in Bolivia: A Blow to Anti-Indigenous and Anti-Socialist Coups in the Americas. counterpunch.org Caracas. The decisive electoral victory of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) in Bolivia may be a point of inflection on the continent that advances the construction of a new South American socialist bloc. After having been removed from power by a military coup with fascist, anti-Indigenous, and neoliberal elements a year ago, ex-president Evo Morales,

_____ (2020-10-20). Bolivia: People Power Prevails Over US-Backed Coup. popularresistance.org Last October following the re-election of indigenous president Evo Morales in Bolivia, the United States backed a coup that successfully forced him out of power. The coup regime reversed many of the gains made under Morales and waged violent and austerity policies against the people. A new presidential election was held this past weekend largely because of massive popular mobilizations over the summer that demanded them. I speak with Camila Escalante of Telesur English and Kawsachun News about the coup, the protests and the recent election.

Staff (2020-10-20). "A Blow Against Neoliberalism": Socialist Wins Bolivian Election a Year After Coup Ousted Evo Morales. democracynow.org Former Bolivian President Evo Morales's political party MAS has claimed victory in the country's presidential election, with Morales's handpicked successor Luis Arce securing over 50% of the vote, according to exit polls. If confirmed, the result will put the socialist party back in power almost a year after a right-wing coup that ousted Morales and installed Jeanine àÅñez as president. The election was postponed twice, and protests rocked Bolivia for months leading up to the vote, calling out the government's use of military and police repression and violence against Indigenous communities. "It's an extrao…

Chris O'Connell, Savannah Maher, The Texas Observer (2020-10-20). Fraudulent Indigenous Art Is Flooding Museums. thenation.com Chris O'Connell, Savannah Maher, The Texas Observer Fraudulent Indigenous Art Is Flooding Museums…

Wald EL. (2020-10-20). A Fine Line Between Life and Death. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, a critical care pediatrician tells the story of knitting needle puncture in a 3-year-old boy's chest that barely missed his main pulmonary artery, and wonders at the seemingly random difference between his operable injury and the alternative, seemingly equally probable fatal outcome.

commondreams (2020-10-19). Indigenous Women Leaders Warn Global Financial Companies to Stop Support for Tar Sands Oil. commondreams.org ______________________________…

2020-10-22: News Headlines

Stephanie Tromblay (2020-10-22). Indigenous Peoples Day in the time of COVID-19. workers.org "We are not your Halloween costumes! We are not your dime store Indians!" a speaker shouted from the bandstand on the Santa Fe Plaza this Indigenous Peoples Day in Santa Fe, N.M., as a colonialist obelisk was taken down by Puebloan activists To see people still celebrating Columbus in the . . . |

Newsclick (2020-10-21). Indian beedi workers struggle due to pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org Workers in the beedi sector in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu are facing a deep crisis as the pandemic has affected the industry and severely reduced their incomes…

Ed Rampell (2020-10-21). More capsule reviews from 2020 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. peoplesworld.org The first installment of reviews from this year's 36th annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival can be found here. Further shorts, documentaries, animation, and features by and about the Pacific Islands' Indigenous peoples are available online through Oct. 31. 'Liliu': Samoa's decolonization struggle When I lived in Tafitoala, Upolu, the village's high chief, Ale …

Juliana Clark (2020-10-21). The Case for Restoring California Indigenous Burning Practices. progressive.org In order to decrease California's wildfire destruction, scientists must fight fire with fire.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-21). 8,000 Colombians march to Bogotá demanding to meet with president Duque. peoplesdispatch.org Nearly 8,000 Indigenous and Afro-descendant people, peasants, students and women from southwestern Colombia arrived in Bogotá on October 18 to meet President Iván Duque. They are still waiting for a response. Meanwhile, four indigenous leaders were killed in other parts of the country as mobilizations took place in Bogotá.

WSWS (2020-10-21). Unions trying to suppress workers' opposition to pro-business restructure at Australia Post. wsws.org The unions are adopting a cynical posture of concern toward workers, while enforcing the "Alternative Delivery Model."

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-10-20). One hundred years of Indian communism. mronline.org The economic programme suggested for such a front included the right to strike, banning reductions of wages and dismissals of workers, an adequate minimum wage and 8-hour day, a 50 per cent reduction in rents and banning the seizure of peasant land against debt by imperialists, native princes, zamindars and money lenders.

Dan Beeton (2020-10-20). Two Interviews on the Bolivian Coup and Its Aftermath. cepr.net In interviews recorded for a new podcast, "While We were Sleeping," host Francesca Emanuele investigates overlooked cases of state violence and the human stories behind them. Two new interviews offer useful context for the October 18 general elections just carried out in Bolivia. In the first, Emanuele interviews Jhocelin Caspa, an Indigenous Aymara woman from …

William Camacaro (2020-10-20). Decisive Victory of MAS in Bolivia: A Blow to Anti-Indigenous and Anti-Socialist Coups in the Americas. counterpunch.org Caracas. The decisive electoral victory of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) in Bolivia may be a point of inflection on the continent that advances the construction of a new South American socialist bloc. After having been removed from power by a military coup with fascist, anti-Indigenous, and neoliberal elements a year ago, ex-president Evo Morales,

Dave Welsh (2020-10-20). On Indigenous Peoples Day 2020: Junipero Serra statue bites the dust. workers.org Mission San Rafael, Calif. Some 60 people responded to a call by members of the Coast Miwok of Marin for a Red Paint Rally on Indigenous Peoples Day at the Mission San Rafael. The crowd gathered Oct. 12 at the statue of Junipero Serra outside the mission, which is one . . . |

Sà¥nia Guajajara (2020-10-20). Amazonia: In the Flames, They See Money. counterpunch.org Sà¥nia Guajajara delivered this speech to accept the 2020 Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award on behalf of the Association of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB). The Association is standing up to powerful corporations, backed by an oppressive government, to protect indigenous rights and lands — all while fighting a deadly pandemic. On October 15, award-winning author

_____ (2020-10-20). Bolivia: People Power Prevails Over US-Backed Coup. popularresistance.org Last October following the re-election of indigenous president Evo Morales in Bolivia, the United States backed a coup that successfully forced him out of power. The coup regime reversed many of the gains made under Morales and waged violent and austerity policies against the people. A new presidential election was held this past weekend largely because of massive popular mobilizations over the summer that demanded them. I speak with Camila Escalante of Telesur English and Kawsachun News about the coup, the protests and the recent election.

Staff (2020-10-20). "A Blow Against Neoliberalism": Socialist Wins Bolivian Election a Year After Coup Ousted Evo Morales. democracynow.org Former Bolivian President Evo Morales's political party MAS has claimed victory in the country's presidential election, with Morales's handpicked successor Luis Arce securing over 50% of the vote, according to exit polls. If confirmed, the result will put the socialist party back in power almost a year after a right-wing coup that ousted Morales and installed Jeanine àÅñez as president. The election was postponed twice, and protests rocked Bolivia for months leading up to the vote, calling out the government's use of military and police repression and violence against Indigenous communities. "It's an extrao…

Chris O'Connell, Savannah Maher, The Texas Observer (2020-10-20). Fraudulent Indigenous Art Is Flooding Museums. thenation.com Chris O'Connell, Savannah Maher, The Texas Observer Fraudulent Indigenous Art Is Flooding Museums…

Wald EL. (2020-10-20). A Fine Line Between Life and Death. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, a critical care pediatrician tells the story of knitting needle puncture in a 3-year-old boy's chest that barely missed his main pulmonary artery, and wonders at the seemingly random difference between his operable injury and the alternative, seemingly equally probable fatal outcome.

yenisafak (2020-10-19). Venezuela congrats Bolivia's Arce as he claims victory. yenisafak.com Venezuela's president on Monday congratulated the Bolivian left-wing presidential hopeful Luis Arce as he claimed victory in Sunday's poll."Great victory! The united and conscious Bolivian people defeated the coup against our brother [former President] Evo [Morales] with their votes," Nicolas Maduro said on Twitter."Congratulations to President-elect Luis Arce, Vice President David Choquehuanca and our South Indian Chief @evoespueblo. Jallalla Bolivia!" he added.Jallalla, or long live, is an expression for jubilation in Aymara — an indigenous nation to which Morales belongs.Exit polls showed that the Movement fo…

teleSUR (2020-10-19). Colombia: Duque Still Not Responding to Social Minga's Request. telesurenglish.net Colombia's President Ivan Duque has not yet confirmed whether he will meet with representatives of the Indigenous Minga, which arrived in Bogota on Sunday. | RELATED: | Duque assured that he does not rule out the possibility of dialogue with the social movement, which began its journey to the capital on October 14. However, he still does not define the date or place of the meeting. | "No one has to make ultimatum…

_____ (2020-10-19). Massive Rally In Support Of Sipekne'katik Harvesters, Treaty Rights. popularresistance.org Halifax, Nova Scotia – About a thousand people gathered in Grand Parade on Sunday, singing, drumming and voicing their support for Indigenous harvesters on Nova Scotia's southwestern shore, who are exercising their right to fish — outside the commercial season. | It's an assertion of treaty, constitution and court-protected rights that has cost Sipekne'katik fishers dearly since their launch of a moderate livelihood fishery in mid-September. This week, they were the target of assault, arson, vandalism, threats and intimidation.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-10-19). Indigenous Women to Financial CEOs: Stop Abetting 'Climate-Wrecking' Tar Sands Sector or Expect More Resistance. commondreams.org "Join us putting the proverbial nail in the coffin of these dying unneeded industries." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/indigenous-women-financial-tar-sands.jpg

commondreams (2020-10-19). Indigenous Women Leaders Warn Global Financial Companies to Stop Support for Tar Sands Oil. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Koohan Paik-Mander (2020-10-19). Hawaii's People Recognize Voting as a Matter of Survival. telesurenglish.net A robust optic of newly registered U.S. voters is pointing to a 2020 turnout that may likely shatter all records. That holds true even for Hawaii which has traditionally one of the lowest voter turnout of any U.S. state. | RELATED: | The reason for the paltry number is rooted in the fact that, according to the UN Commissioner on Human rights, Hawaii has been a nation Illegally occupied since 1893. Many in the native Hawa…

WSWS (2020-10-19). Australian pseudo-left denies fascist danger in US presidential election crisis. wsws.org Socialist Alternative is attempting to chloroform the working class, insisting that the American ruling class would never resort to dictatorial rule.

_____ (2020-10-19). The FBI, Militias, Truth and Comey's Legacy. strategic-culture.org Chris FARRELL | Is it possible that the militia story [about planning to kidnap the governor of Michigan] is another contrived, anti-Trump, smear job by elements within the FBI? | Current FBI Director Christopher Wray hardly engenders confidence as a strong leader bent on cleaning house and reforming a corrupt agency that attempted a soft coup against the presidency. Wray is all about damage control and institutional preservation. When it comes to honesty, Wray does not have a tough act to follow. | The FBI's reputation has been destroyed through blatant politicization. Here are the corrupt political police: Come…

Staff (2020-10-19). The TMX Pipeline Threatens First Nations People. It Must Be Stopped. truthout.org I come from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) in what is now known as the greater Vancouver area in western Canada. In our language, "Tsleil-Waututh" means "People of the Inlet," referring to Burrard Inlet. Our creation stories teach us that the inlet is our mother, who provided our people with nourishment, sustenance and spirituality. Indeed, studies find that

Pip Hinman (2020-10-19). Sydney Black Lives Matter rally called for October 26. greenleft.org.au First Nations advocates and families of people who have died in custody are planning a Black Lives Matter protest in Sydney on October 26, reports Jim McIlroy.

2020-10-21: News Headlines

Newsclick (2020-10-21). Indian beedi workers struggle due to pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org Workers in the beedi sector in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu are facing a deep crisis as the pandemic has affected the industry and severely reduced their incomes…

Dave Welsh (2020-10-20). On Indigenous Peoples Day 2020: Junipero Serra statue bites the dust. workers.org Mission San Rafael, Calif. Some 60 people responded to a call by members of the Coast Miwok of Marin for a Red Paint Rally on Indigenous Peoples Day at the Mission San Rafael. The crowd gathered Oct. 12 at the statue of Junipero Serra outside the mission, which is one . . . |

Sà¥nia Guajajara (2020-10-20). Amazonia: In the Flames, They See Money. counterpunch.org Sà¥nia Guajajara delivered this speech to accept the 2020 Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award on behalf of the Association of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB). The Association is standing up to powerful corporations, backed by an oppressive government, to protect indigenous rights and lands — all while fighting a deadly pandemic. On October 15, award-winning author

Dan Beeton (2020-10-20). Two Interviews on the Bolivian Coup and Its Aftermath. cepr.net In interviews recorded for a new podcast, "While We were Sleeping," host Francesca Emanuele investigates overlooked cases of state violence and the human stories behind them. Two new interviews offer useful context for the October 18 general elections just carried out in Bolivia. In the first, Emanuele interviews Jhocelin Caspa, an Indigenous Aymara woman from …

_____ (2020-10-20). Bolivia: People Power Prevails Over US-Backed Coup. popularresistance.org Last October following the re-election of indigenous president Evo Morales in Bolivia, the United States backed a coup that successfully forced him out of power. The coup regime reversed many of the gains made under Morales and waged violent and austerity policies against the people. A new presidential election was held this past weekend largely because of massive popular mobilizations over the summer that demanded them. I speak with Camila Escalante of Telesur English and Kawsachun News about the coup, the protests and the recent election.

William Camacaro (2020-10-20). Decisive Victory of MAS in Bolivia: A Blow to Anti-Indigenous and Anti-Socialist Coups in the Americas. counterpunch.org Caracas. The decisive electoral victory of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) in Bolivia may be a point of inflection on the continent that advances the construction of a new South American socialist bloc. After having been removed from power by a military coup with fascist, anti-Indigenous, and neoliberal elements a year ago, ex-president Evo Morales,

Staff (2020-10-20). "A Blow Against Neoliberalism": Socialist Wins Bolivian Election a Year After Coup Ousted Evo Morales. democracynow.org Former Bolivian President Evo Morales's political party MAS has claimed victory in the country's presidential election, with Morales's handpicked successor Luis Arce securing over 50% of the vote, according to exit polls. If confirmed, the result will put the socialist party back in power almost a year after a right-wing coup that ousted Morales and installed Jeanine àÅñez as president. The election was postponed twice, and protests rocked Bolivia for months leading up to the vote, calling out the government's use of military and police repression and violence against Indigenous communities. "It's an extrao…

Chris O'Connell, Savannah Maher, The Texas Observer (2020-10-20). Fraudulent Indigenous Art Is Flooding Museums. thenation.com Chris O'Connell, Savannah Maher, The Texas Observer Fraudulent Indigenous Art Is Flooding Museums…

Wald EL. (2020-10-20). A Fine Line Between Life and Death. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, a critical care pediatrician tells the story of knitting needle puncture in a 3-year-old boy's chest that barely missed his main pulmonary artery, and wonders at the seemingly random difference between his operable injury and the alternative, seemingly equally probable fatal outcome.

yenisafak (2020-10-19). Venezuela congrats Bolivia's Arce as he claims victory. yenisafak.com Venezuela's president on Monday congratulated the Bolivian left-wing presidential hopeful Luis Arce as he claimed victory in Sunday's poll."Great victory! The united and conscious Bolivian people defeated the coup against our brother [former President] Evo [Morales] with their votes," Nicolas Maduro said on Twitter."Congratulations to President-elect Luis Arce, Vice President David Choquehuanca and our South Indian Chief @evoespueblo. Jallalla Bolivia!" he added.Jallalla, or long live, is an expression for jubilation in Aymara — an indigenous nation to which Morales belongs.Exit polls showed that the Movement fo…

teleSUR (2020-10-19). Colombia: Duque Still Not Responding to Social Minga's Request. telesurenglish.net Colombia's President Ivan Duque has not yet confirmed whether he will meet with representatives of the Indigenous Minga, which arrived in Bogota on Sunday. | RELATED: | Duque assured that he does not rule out the possibility of dialogue with the social movement, which began its journey to the capital on October 14. However, he still does not define the date or place of the meeting. | "No one has to make ultimatum…

_____ (2020-10-19). Massive Rally In Support Of Sipekne'katik Harvesters, Treaty Rights. popularresistance.org Halifax, Nova Scotia – About a thousand people gathered in Grand Parade on Sunday, singing, drumming and voicing their support for Indigenous harvesters on Nova Scotia's southwestern shore, who are exercising their right to fish — outside the commercial season. | It's an assertion of treaty, constitution and court-protected rights that has cost Sipekne'katik fishers dearly since their launch of a moderate livelihood fishery in mid-September. This week, they were the target of assault, arson, vandalism, threats and intimidation.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-10-19). Indigenous Women to Financial CEOs: Stop Abetting 'Climate-Wrecking' Tar Sands Sector or Expect More Resistance. commondreams.org "Join us putting the proverbial nail in the coffin of these dying unneeded industries." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/indigenous-women-financial-tar-sands.jpg

commondreams (2020-10-19). Indigenous Women Leaders Warn Global Financial Companies to Stop Support for Tar Sands Oil. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Koohan Paik-Mander (2020-10-19). Hawaii's People Recognize Voting as a Matter of Survival. telesurenglish.net A robust optic of newly registered U.S. voters is pointing to a 2020 turnout that may likely shatter all records. That holds true even for Hawaii which has traditionally one of the lowest voter turnout of any U.S. state. | RELATED: | The reason for the paltry number is rooted in the fact that, according to the UN Commissioner on Human rights, Hawaii has been a nation Illegally occupied since 1893. Many in the native Hawa…

WSWS (2020-10-19). Australian pseudo-left denies fascist danger in US presidential election crisis. wsws.org Socialist Alternative is attempting to chloroform the working class, insisting that the American ruling class would never resort to dictatorial rule.

_____ (2020-10-19). The FBI, Militias, Truth and Comey's Legacy. strategic-culture.org Chris FARRELL | Is it possible that the militia story [about planning to kidnap the governor of Michigan] is another contrived, anti-Trump, smear job by elements within the FBI? | Current FBI Director Christopher Wray hardly engenders confidence as a strong leader bent on cleaning house and reforming a corrupt agency that attempted a soft coup against the presidency. Wray is all about damage control and institutional preservation. When it comes to honesty, Wray does not have a tough act to follow. | The FBI's reputation has been destroyed through blatant politicization. Here are the corrupt political police: Come…

Staff (2020-10-19). The TMX Pipeline Threatens First Nations People. It Must Be Stopped. truthout.org I come from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) in what is now known as the greater Vancouver area in western Canada. In our language, "Tsleil-Waututh" means "People of the Inlet," referring to Burrard Inlet. Our creation stories teach us that the inlet is our mother, who provided our people with nourishment, sustenance and spirituality. Indeed, studies find that

Pip Hinman (2020-10-19). Sydney Black Lives Matter rally called for October 26. greenleft.org.au First Nations advocates and families of people who have died in custody are planning a Black Lives Matter protest in Sydney on October 26, reports Jim McIlroy.

_____ (2020-10-18). Bolivia Elections: All You Need To Know. popularresistance.org Bolivia – According to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, over 7.031.294 people are expected to vote out of the country's estimated population of 11.428.245 citizens. | On October 18, the Plurinational State of Bolivia will carry its first presidential elections after a coup that forced former left-wing Indigenous president Evo Morales to resign on November 10, 2019. Following the coup, Bolivia has faced continued turmoil, political instability, and killings and persecution of progressive leaders promoted by the de facto government of Jeanine Àñez, who tried to change the election date several times to cling to powe…

_____ (2020-10-17). Indigenous Defenders Are Front-Line Essential Workers. popularresistance.org Canada – Expect to work 24/7 on-site. There are no benefits, no days off, and shelter is not provided. You will likely face threats, violence, criminalization, and arrest. | So, why are some of the most passionate, informed, brilliant, and resourceful people in Canada dedicating themselves to work that is insecure, dangerous, and unpaid? | Indigenous cultures are distinct but we share values of community, holistic understandings of all life, and a deep connection to the land and water. We know that colonial definitions of livelihood are incomplete and that our role is to live in harmony with the land that sustain…

_____ (2020-10-17). Lobster Pound Used By Mi'kmaw Destroyed By Fire. popularresistance.org Nova Scotia, Canada – Early this morning, a fire destroyed a lobster pound (building/facility) used by Mi'kmaw fishers in the fishing village of Middle West Pubnico, Nova Scotia. | Global News reports: "The lobster pound is the same one that was swarmed, vandalized and ransacked by a large crowd of non-Indigenous commercial fishers and their supporters Tuesday night." | That article notes that Mi'kmaw fisher Jason Marr said that non-Indigenous fishers had threatened on Tuesday night to "burn" his group out of the building if they didn't leave and allow them to take the lobsters they had caught.

Roland Rottenfuss (2020-10-17). Behavior and body in the sights of capital. indybay.org The proclamation of states of emergency in the spring of 2020, even if not in all countries, helped to consolidate a state crisis management system that overturned constitutions and now completely bypassed democratic decision-making processes. In the name of public health… the measures were presented as without alternative and divergent expert opinions were ignored or defamed.

RT (2020-10-17). Khamzat Chimaev's teammate Guram Kutateladze could ask for SWIFT TURNAROUND and challenge Islam Makhachev after Fight Island debut. rt.com Khamzat Chimaev revealed that his debuting teammate, Guram Kutateladze, is ready to make an impact in the UFC, and may look to repeat "The Wolf's" exploits by asking for a quick turnaround to fight again at UFC 254. | Kutateladze faces a formidable test on his octagon debut Saturday night at UFC Fight Island, where he takes on the unbeaten former two-division KSW champion Mateusz Gamrot in a battle of lightweight newcomers. | But, while Gamrot arrives in Yas Island with a fair degree of hype after compiling a perfect 17-0 record in his native Poland, less is widely known about Georgian Kutateladze, who has a 1…