2021-11-24: News Headlines

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). "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…

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…

_____ (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 …

teleSUR (2021-11-23). Jury Begins Deliberation In US African American Death Trial. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, a twelve-member jury in Georgia began deliberating on the trial against three white men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery, an African-American who was playing sports in Brunswick in 2020. | RELATED: | Judge Timothy Walmley explained to jurors what rules they must follow to determine whether defendants are guilty of nine criminal charges, including a murder charge that could carry life in prison. Previously, however, civil rights activ…

The Socialist Program (2021-11-23). "Justice" in America: Rittenhouse Acquitted, Racist Vigilantes Can Kill with Impunity. liberationnews.org Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss how the menace of racist vigilante violence received a dramatic boost by the U.S. court system with the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on all charges. They also discuss how protesters took to the streets in outraged response to the verdict, the victory of pro-Revolution candidates in the Venezuelan election, the latest Jan. 6 attack court developments, demonstrations worldwide against U.S. intervention in Ethiopia, resistance to the coup in Sudan, and more.

Fight Back (2021-11-23). 1500 rally and march in Chicago against Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – A front banner read, "Stop white supremacy" as people hit the street in Chicago's Loop on November 20 to condemn the injustice in the court in Kenosha, Wisconsin the day before. A jury complying with the instructions by a racist judge sent the message that white racists and police can kill with impunity while African Americans and other oppressed nationalities can be killed, tortured and jailed without justification. | The Black and Latino youth leading the march were outraged and confrontational with Chicago police when they pressed in on the march at its end. | The rally was called by the Chicago…

_____ (2021-11-23). Ethiopia: Abiy Will Lead Army In Anti-TPLF Struggle 'From The Battlefront'. popularresistance.org In a Monday statement, the Ethiopian head of government said he would "lead the fight from tomorrow onwards," calling on all Ethiopians to unite in defense of their country and on all Black people across the world to defend Ethiopia in the spirit of pan-Africanism. | "Starting tomorrow, I will mobilize to the front to lead the defense forces," Abiy said in the release. "Those who want to be among the Ethiopian children who will be hailed by history, rise up for your country today. Let's meet at the front." | "We are now in the final stages of saving Ethiopia," he added. "Our enemies are attacking us on the outsid…

_____ (2021-11-23). The Imperial Legacy Of Climate Change. popularresistance.org The student movement is no stranger to protests and direct action. From marching against South African apartheid to fighting for justice for workers, students have a long history of daring to reimagine the world we want to live in and uncompromisingly working towards it. Perhaps it is unsurprising then that students and young people are once more at the forefront of a campaign—one fighting for climate justice and our very ability to exist. | For several decades we have been told that our individual actions alone can reverse the climate crisis. The truth is paper straws and bags for life cannot compensate fo…

teleSUR (2021-11-23). 26 Million Africans With No Humanitarian Relief In Conflict Zones. telesurenglish.net The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Tuesday called for unimpeded access to humanitarian relief for civilians in areas affected by conflict in Africa. | RELATED: | The charity said in a statement that some 26 million people live in areas in Africa where humanitarian groups have difficulty reaching people most in need, and access to basic services like medical care is extremely limited due to violence and armed co…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-23). Social Policy in Africa: The Root Causes of Social Problems. libya360.wordpress.com Anna Wolkenhauer Anna Wolkenhauer commends a new book, Social Policy in the African Context, edited by ROAPE's Jimi Adesina, which rescues social policy from the assault of neoliberalism by carving out the necessary space for sovereign and transformative policymaking that can tackle the "root causes" of social problems. With its timely and important intervention into the…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-23). NAM: How the Military-Industrial Complex Sidelined Peace and Disarmament. libya360.wordpress.com ND Jayaprakash The untiring efforts of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Indonesian President Sukarno, Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, and Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah, salvaged the objects and purpose of the Bandung Conference in 1961. That year, 25 countries—eleven each from Asia and Africa and Yugoslavia, Cuba, and Cyprus—formed the Non-Aligned Movement…

Amy Goodman (2021-11-23). Nikole Hannah-Jones: Anti-History Laws Are Right's Attempt to Control Our Memory. truthout.org Image Credit: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation | Amid a right-wing attack on teaching critical race theory, we speak in-depth with Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project, which reframes U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as the foundational date for the United States. The project launched in 2019, and has been expanded into an anthology of 18 essays along…

Staff (2021-11-23). Nikole Hannah-Jones on "The 1619 Project," Teaching Critical Race Theory & White Supremacy on Trial. democracynow.org Amid a right-wing attack on teaching critical race theory, we speak in-depth with Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project, which reframes U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as the foundational date for the United States. The project launched in 2019, and has been expanded into an anthology of 18 essays along with poems and short stories, even as several states have attempted to ban it from school curriculums. "We should all as Americans be deeply, deeply concerned about these anti-his…

_____ (2021-11-23). Why Our Climate Isn't Jumping For Joy After COP26. popularresistance.org Two major gains took place at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) in Glasgow, Scotland, which concluded on November 13: the first was that there would be another COP in 2022 in Egypt, and the second was that the world leaders expressed their aspiration to keep global temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius alive. These were, however, the only gains made at the end of COP26 to address the pressing issue of climate change. | After more than two weeks of intense discussions — and many evenings of corporate-funded cocktail parties — the most powerful countries in the world left the convention center pl…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-23). Israel threatens Iran again as nuclear deal talks set to resume and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at Israel's recent threats against Iran as JCPOA talks resume, a report on Egypt's use of French intelligence to kill civilians, and more…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-23). Raids, Arrests and Death Threats: Israel's Strategy of Silencing Human Rights Defenders. libya360.wordpress.com Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo On October 21, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced the issuance of a military order designating six prominent Palestinian human rights groups as 'terrorist organizations'. Gantz claimed that they are secretly linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a socialist political group that Israel considers, along…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-23). Malcolm X's Daughter, Malikah Shabazz, Found Dead In Brooklyn. moguldom.com Malikah Shabazz — one of the twin daughters of revolutionary civil rights activist Malcolm X and wife Dr. Betty Shabazz — was found dead in her Brooklyn home Monday, Nov. 22. She was 56. The youngest of Malcolm X's daughters, Shabazz was found unconscious by her daughter, according to ABC7NY. Authorities have said they are …

_____ (2021-11-23). Biden-Xi Summit Only Confirms Unending Competition. journal-neo.org While the apparent purpose of the long awaited Biden-Xi virtual summit was to normalise increasing tensions between China and the US, the summit has only confirmed that there is no effective, institutional scaling down from the growing competition either in the economic/technological field or in the geo-political arena. Perhaps, no other issue better illustrates the …

Malik Miah (2021-11-23). United States: Exonerations reveal FBI's leading role in Malcolm X assassination. greenleft.org.au A federal judge exonerated Muhammad Aziz and fellow accused, Khalil Islam, for the assassination of revolutionary Black rights leader Malcolm X, reports Malik Miah.

Ben Chacko (2021-11-23). Sudanese army reinstates prime minister, but left warns against new power-sharing deal. peoplesworld.org

Editor2 (2021-11-23). Sudan's Anti-Coup Protesters Reject Agreement to Reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. orinocotribune.com By agreeing to pick a new cabinet of technocrats devoid of all representation from civilian political parties, PM Hamdok has lost support of all sections of the protesters and most political parties | In Sudan, a 14-point agreement was signed between army chief and coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and deposed prime minister Abdalla Hamdok. The deal has secured an agreement to release all political prisoners arrested since the coup. However, the ministers of the dissolved government, who will be released if the agreement is honored, will not return to the cabinet. The PM is to form a new cabinet made up only of…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-23). Tunisians protests against revocation of law on government jobs for long-term unemployed. peoplesdispatch.org Law 38 directed the government to provide jobs to those who have been unemployed for 10 years or more. The law was a lifeline for the long-term unemployed, especially for those from marginalized and underprivileged communities and regions of the country…

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2021-11-23: News Headlines

Fight Back (2021-11-23). 1500 rally and march in Chicago against Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – A front banner read, "Stop white supremacy" as people hit the street in Chicago's Loop on November 20 to condemn the injustice in the court in Kenosha, Wisconsin the day before. A jury complying with the instructions by a racist judge sent the message that white racists and police can kill with impunity while African Americans and other oppressed nationalities can be killed, tortured and jailed without justification. | The Black and Latino youth leading the march were outraged and confrontational with Chicago police when they pressed in on the march at its end. | The rally was called by the Chicago…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-23). NAM: How the Military-Industrial Complex Sidelined Peace and Disarmament. libya360.wordpress.com ND Jayaprakash The untiring efforts of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Indonesian President Sukarno, Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, and Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah, salvaged the objects and purpose of the Bandung Conference in 1961. That year, 25 countries—eleven each from Asia and Africa and Yugoslavia, Cuba, and Cyprus—formed the Non-Aligned Movement…

Staff (2021-11-23). Nikole Hannah-Jones on "The 1619 Project," Teaching Critical Race Theory & White Supremacy on Trial. democracynow.org Amid a right-wing attack on teaching critical race theory, we speak in-depth with Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project, which reframes U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as the foundational date for the United States. The project launched in 2019, and has been expanded into an anthology of 18 essays along with poems and short stories, even as several states have attempted to ban it from school curriculums. "We should all as Americans be deeply, deeply concerned about these anti-his…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-23). Raids, Arrests and Death Threats: Israel's Strategy of Silencing Human Rights Defenders. libya360.wordpress.com Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo On October 21, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced the issuance of a military order designating six prominent Palestinian human rights groups as 'terrorist organizations'. Gantz claimed that they are secretly linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a socialist political group that Israel considers, along…

Malik Miah (2021-11-23). United States: Exonerations reveal FBI's leading role in Malcolm X assassination. greenleft.org.au A federal judge exonerated Muhammad Aziz and fellow accused, Khalil Islam, for the assassination of revolutionary Black rights leader Malcolm X, reports Malik Miah.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-23). Tunisians protests against revocation of law on government jobs for long-term unemployed. peoplesdispatch.org Law 38 directed the government to provide jobs to those who have been unemployed for 10 years or more. The law was a lifeline for the long-term unemployed, especially for those from marginalized and underprivileged communities and regions of the country…

Staff (2021-11-22). Headlines for November 22, 2021. democracynow.org Wisconsin Jury Acquits Kyle Rittenhouse For Killing 2 People, Injuring a Third | , Serial Rapist Who Pleaded Guilty To Sexually Assaulting 4 Teenagers Avoids Any Jail Time, White Missouri Police Detective Found Guilty in Fatal Shooting of Black Man, SUV Plows Through Christmas Parade in Waukesha, WI, Killing 5 People, Wounding At Least 40 | , Europe Sees Massive Protests Against COVID Restrictions As Cases Surge, U.S. Regulators Approve COVID Boosters For All Adults as Officials Warn of Possible Winter Surge | , Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok Reinstated As Teenager Killed in Ongoing Anti-Coup Protests | ,…

Malik Miah (2021-11-22). United States: Rittenhouse verdict gives vigilantes green light to kill. greenleft.org.au Twelve jurors found teenage vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty for the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and for wounding Gaige Grosskreutz at a Black Lives Matter protest last year, reports Malik Miah.

Dan Yaseen (2021-11-22). Speaking Truth to Empire about AFRICOM. warisacrime.org "Speaking Truth to Empire" on KFCF 88.1 independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, Dan Yaseen interviews Tunde Osazua, a member of the Black Alliance for Peace, he is the coordinator of U.S. Out of Africa Network. They discuss the Black Alliance for Peace, AFRICOM, American and European imperialism in Africa.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-22). NAM and India's Attempts to Nurture Asian-African Ties. libya360.wordpress.com ND Jayaprakash After the ceasefire agreement came into force in Korea on 27 July 1953, the United States shifted its attention to Indo-China to prevent the defeat of France in its colonial war of over seven years. On 18 May 1953, United States Secretary of State John Dulles had already expressed alarm. He said, "…all…

Editor (2021-11-22). African Feminisms—a decolonial history: an interview with Rama Salla Dieng. mronline.org In her new book 'African Feminisms — a decolonial history', the Senegalese scholar-activist Rama Salla Dieng interviews feminist activists about their work, struggles and lives. Interviewed by Coumba Kane, Dieng speaks about what it means to be a feminist in Africa today.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-22). Venezuela: Chavismo Triumphs Electorally Despite Difficulties. libya360.wordpress.com Yoselina Guevara On Sunday, November 21, the candidates of the Gran Polo Patriotico coalition and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), representing the political force of the current Venezuelan government, managed to defeat the opposition parties, which, although divided, participated again in the voting after they had successively withdrawn since 2017 in an effort…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-22). "No Mas!" Nicaragua Quits OAS as EU Tries to Undermine Venezuela Elections. libya360.wordpress.com Daniel Kovalik CARACAS, VENEZUELA — "We do not recognize ourselves as a colony of any power and we claim national dignity and decorum, in legitimate defense of our independence, sovereignty, and self-determination." With these words, Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada announced that Nicaragua would be joining Venezuela in quitting the Organization of American States (OAS). This action is…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-22). Sudan's Anti-Coup Protesters Reject Agreement to Reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch By agreeing to pick a new cabinet of technocrats devoid of all representation from civilian political parties, PM Hamdok has lost support of all sections of the protesters and most political parties In Sudan, a 14-point agreement was signed between army chief and coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and deposed prime minister Abdalla…

Brent Patterson (2021-11-22). RCMP arrest Wet'suwet'en land defenders days after COP26 summit. canadiandimension.com RCMP Emergency Response Team members stand watch during a raid on Wet'suwet'en territory in British Columbia, November 19, 2021. Photo courtesy Gidimt'en Checkpoint. | Just days after the conclusion of the United Nations COP26 climate summit in Glasgow and calls from international groups to stop the criminalization of Indigenous land defenders, militarized police violence against defenders in Canada has seemingly become normalized while a key deadline set by a United Nations committee that urged Canada to stop the Coastal GasLink pipeline has been ignored. | On November 19, Gidimt'en Checkpoint tweeted:…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-22). "Treacherous": Sudanese protestors reject Hamdok-Al Burhan deal and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the protests in Sudan and the reinstatement of PM Hamdok, the results of Venezuela's local and regional elections, and more…

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