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2021-11-26: News Headlines

Derek Royden (2021-11-26). Normalizing vigilantism? The American right's reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict. nationofchange.org "This might be interpreted across the far right as a type of permission slip to do this kind of thing or to seek out altercations in this way."

_____ (2021-11-26). Ethiopia: The West's Diplomats Meet In Secret To Decide How To Help The TPLF. popularresistance.org Former ambassadors and current diplomats for the United States, Britain and EU had a Zoom meeting this past Sunday with an official for the TPLF in what amounts to a green light from the West for the terrorist group's attempts to overthrow the democratically elected Ethiopian government. And there's evidence to prove it: a phone-cam video of the two-hour meeting.

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-26). New Covid Variant Spooks Global Stock And Crypto Markets, Flights Banned Out Of South Africa. moguldom.com The discovery of a new, fast-spreading coronavirus variant from Botswana caused flights to be banned with just hours of warning to the U.K., Israel, and a growing number of European countries from South Africa and five other Southern African countries. Stock and crypto markets were hit hard on news of the travel restrictions, with Bitcoin's …

WSWS (2021-11-26). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Warning strikes continue in German public sector pay dispute in hospitals, day-care centres, schools and other public services; protests across England and Wales by midwives and student midwives organised independently of unions on social media highlight staff shortages; protests across Tunisia over axing of job creation measures; thousands of dairy industry workers across South Africa start indefinite strike over pay and jobs…

WSWS (2021-11-26). Live updates: WHO officially designates new COVID-19 strain "variant of concern" wsws.org Scientists have detected a new variant of COVID-19, called B.1.1.529 (or Omicron), which appears to have originated in South Africa but has already been detected in several other countries.

WSWS (2021-11-26). Live updates: New COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa and internationally. wsws.org Scientists have detected a new variant of COVID-19, called B.1.1.529 (or Nu), which appears to have originated in South Africa but has already been detected in several other countries.

_____ (2021-11-26). Kenyan Families Say U.S. Government Fueling "War on Terror" Disappearances and Killings, Demand Records. popularresistance.org Family members of people disappeared and executed by police and paramilitary units in Kenya say the U.S. government is funding and fueling these abuses, and are demanding answers. Acting on their behalf, Mombasa-based Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) and its U.S. partners, the NYU School of Law's Global Justice Clinic and the Center for Constitutional Rights, today filed Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests focusing on grave violations committed by Kenyan units "set up, equipped, trained, funded, and/or guided" by the U.S. government.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-25). Padre Melo: "Hondurans Want Their Vote to Be Respected in the Historic Elections" libya360.wordpress.com Ismael Moreno or Padre Melo, is a Jesuit priest and the general director of Radio Progreso and a member of the Team of Reflection, Research and Communication (ERIC) part of the platform of the Social Apostolate of the Jesuits in Honduras. He spoke to Peoples Dispatch ahead of the general elections to be held in…

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

A Guest Author (2021-11-25). Shell-shocked in Amhara, Ethiopia: 'I don't even want to hear the word "America" '. workers.org By Ann Garrison Ann Garrison is a Black Agenda Report contributing editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2014, she received the Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize for promoting peace through her reporting on conflict in the African Great Lakes Region. Twitter @AnnGarrison. This interview, which . . . |

_____ (2021-11-25). This International Day Of Solidarity With The Palestinian People. popularresistance.org Over the past 18 months, calls for a UN-led investigation into Israeli apartheid have intensified globally, most notably from South Africa and Namibia, as well as from hundreds of political and civil society leaders in the Global South. The UK Labour Party's conference in October also overwhelmingly voted for condemning Israeli apartheid and upholding Palestinian human rights. In June, former UN chief Ban Ki-moon suggested that Israel is imposing apartheid on Palestinians. Now is the time for the UN to act against apartheid Israel #UNinvestigateApartheid! Take Action Now With Effective Solidarity Actions With Pal…

_____ (2021-11-25). International Day Of Solidarity With The Palestinian People. popularresistance.org Over the past 18 months, calls for a UN-led investigation into Israeli apartheid have intensified globally, most notably from South Africa and Namibia, as well as from hundreds of political and civil society leaders in the Global South. The UK Labour Party's conference in October also overwhelmingly voted for condemning Israeli apartheid and upholding Palestinian human rights. In June, former UN chief Ban Ki-moon suggested that Israel is imposing apartheid on Palestinians. Now is the time for the UN to act against apartheid Israel #UNinvestigateApartheid! Take Action Now With Effective Solidarity Actions With Pal…

_____ (2021-11-25). Who has the Greatest Chances of Becoming the Political Leader of Libya? journal-neo.org The situation in the country remains tense ahead of Libya's first-ever presidential elections, scheduled for December 24. On November 12, an international conference on Libya was held in Paris to resolve the crisis in the North African country. Participants, who came from more than 20 States, reviewed the progress made in the political process and …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-25). Jorge Arreaza on Venezuela Recovering from Sanctions In New Post-Petro Economic Plan. libya360.wordpress.com Mnar Adley UN Special Rapporteurs estimate that 100,000 people have died in Venezuela in the last decade because of the lack of medicine brought on by U.S. sanctions. Nearly 60% of those deaths took place under the Trump administration after Washington escalated its economic warfare on the Bolivarian state. During the Trump era, Jorge Arreaza…

Editor2 (2021-11-25). International Meeting: Sovereign Abya Yala from the Perspective of the Social Movements. orinocotribune.com By Itzamná Ollantay — Nov 22, 2021 | On December 1 and 2, Guatemala City will host the International Meeting of peoples, organizations and social movements of Abya Yala, known as Sovereign Abya Yala from the Social Movements [Abya Yala Soberana desde los Movimientos Sociales]. | The meeting is the continuation of the organizational efforts that different actors and spokespersons of peoples, organizations, and social movements of the continent have been carrying out for more than two years, using digital platforms, creating a space called Sovereign Abya Yala in the search for emancipation, decolonization and…

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2021-11-25: News Headlines

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

_____ (2021-11-25). Who has the Greatest Chances of Becoming the Political Leader of Libya? journal-neo.org The situation in the country remains tense ahead of Libya's first-ever presidential elections, scheduled for December 24. On November 12, an international conference on Libya was held in Paris to resolve the crisis in the North African country. Participants, who came from more than 20 States, reviewed the progress made in the political process and …

Editor2 (2021-11-25). International Meeting: Sovereign Abya Yala from the Perspective of the Social Movements. orinocotribune.com By Itzamná Ollantay — Nov 22, 2021 | On December 1 and 2, Guatemala City will host the International Meeting of peoples, organizations and social movements of Abya Yala, known as Sovereign Abya Yala from the Social Movements [Abya Yala Soberana desde los Movimientos Sociales]. | The meeting is the continuation of the organizational efforts that different actors and spokespersons of peoples, organizations, and social movements of the continent have been carrying out for more than two years, using digital platforms, creating a space called Sovereign Abya Yala in the search for emancipation, decolonization and…

Staff (2021-11-24). "Why Are Ahmaud Arbery's Killers So Scared?": Self-Defense Claims by White Attackers Seen As Racist. democracynow.org **Update on Nov. 24: ** _Jurors on Wednesday afternoon returned guilty verdicts against all three of the white men charged with killing 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020. Travis McMichael fired the fatal shots and was convicted on all counts, including the charge of malice murder. His father Gregory McMichael, a former police officer, and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan were convicted of felony murder and other charges._ | As the jury deliberates in the trial of the three white men charged with hunting down and murdering 25-year-old Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery, we speak with Nicole Lewis, Senior editor of…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-24). Egypt targeted and killed civilians using French military intelligence, new report reveals. peoplesdispatch.org The report has sparked anger along with multiple calls for investigations amid revelations that France was directly responsible for 19 air strikes by Egyptian authorities which killed hundreds of people and destroyed several vehicles between 2016 and 2018…

Staff (2021-11-24). Headlines for November 24, 2021. democracynow.org Jury Finds "Unite the Right" Organizers Responsible for Deadly Violence, House Cmte Subpoenas Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers Over Jan. 6 Insurrection, Georgia Jury Deliberates For Second Day In Murder Trial of Men Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery, Kevin Strickland Exonerated and Freed 43 Years After He Was Wrongfully Convicted by All-White Jury, Ethiopian State TV: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Has Gone to Battlefront in Escalating Conflict, Chun Doo Hwan, U.S.-Backed, Ex-Military Dictator in South Korea, Has Died, Portugal Shutters Last Coal-Fired Plant, U.S. and Other Nations To Tap Oil Reserves In Attempt To Lower Consum…

Liberation Staff (2021-11-24). Ethiopian and Eritrean communities lead #NoMore global protests vs. U.S. intervention. liberationnews.org A coalition of activists from the Ethiopian American and Eritrean American communities affiliated with @HornofAfricaHub coordinated protests across the United States and around the world Nov. 21 to demand an end to US meddling in the Horn of Africa.

Eric A. Gordon (2021-11-24). 'Paradise Blue' evokes 1949 Detroit and early wave of gentrification. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — Tony Award-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau takes us back to 1949 in Paradise Blue. It's one of a trilogy of plays she has written about the African-American presence in the city of Detroit. If a reader, or theatergoer, is tempted to think, Ah, like August Wilson with his 10-play treatment of his native …

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza (2021-11-24). The Truth About African Civilizations Before Colonial Invasion. orinocotribune.com By Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza — Nov 23, 2021 | Neocolonialism upholds this imperialist lie through divisive propaganda via corporate mass media and social media. | The conventional narrative projected by Western worldviews that Africa was a barbaric and dark continent before colonization demands perpetual opposition. The organic intricacies of African civilizations prior colonial invasion are viewed as worthless historical mishaps. | Pre-colonial African civilizations should not be romanticized as the proverbial utopia. It had its inherent faults/contradictions just like every other society on Earth. These in…

Jon Skolnik (2021-11-24). Jury Finds "Unite the Right" Organizers Liable for $25.3 Million in Damages. truthout.org On Wednesday, a federal jury found all defendants in a lawsuit stemming from the "Unite the Right Rally" — a violent demonstration led by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia — guilty of violating a Virginia state conspiracy law. | The suit, whose plaintiffs argued that they had violated an 1871 bill designed protect African Americans from vigilante terrorism, took aim at a number of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and members of the alt-right who attended or organized the r…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-24). Masar Badil: The New Palestinian Movement that Has Both Israel and the PA on Edge. libya360.wordpress.com Robert Inlakesh A Revolutionary Alternative Palestinians overwhelmingly reject the Palestinian Authority — which has refused to hold elections and constantly sided with Israeli forces, jailing and torturing rather than protecting its own people — and have long sought an alternative. Now, Masar Badil claims to be the solution. OCCUPIED PALESTINE — "We are building a…

_____ (2021-11-24). Libya, on the Eve of Complex and Challenging Elections. journal-neo.org The Paris International Conference for Libya, which concluded on November 12, was an important milestone ahead of the long-awaited presidential and parliamentary elections of December 24. Participants, including almost all international and regional stakeholders, reiterated their support for the timely conduct of elections. But they also expressed their view of the vote. However difficult and …

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-11-24). Country-wide protests planned in Sudan on Thursday against prime minister's capitulation to army chief. peoplesdispatch.org Critics claim that the agreement has not alleviated the level of repression or laid the foundation of any framework in which a transition to democracy can be realized. It only amounts to prime minister Abdalla Hamdok's complete capitulation to the army generals, they say…

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