2020-11-13: News Headlines

Lyn Neeley (2020-11-13). After Defund Police victory, Portland keeps marching. workers.org Portland, Ore. After 170 days of uninterrupted protests against racism, fascism and police brutality, 82 percent of Portlanders have voted for a community oversight board to investigate and discipline cases of police violence. Rally for Black Lives Matter and to defend workers' rights, Portland, Ore., Nov. 8 Since the brutal . . . |

Melvin Goodman (2020-11-13). Revisiting "Seven Days in May" counterpunch.org One of the occupational hazards of a 24-year career as an intelligence analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency is the tendency to anticipate the dark side. Whenever I see a floral arrangement, for example, I expect there to be a corpse nearby. Now if I were still an intelligence analyst at the CIA and watching events in a Third World democracy that resemble the goings on taking place in the United States of America, I would be deeply concerned.

Jacob G. Hornberger (2020-11-12). Trump Should Now Pardon Snowden and Assange. globalresearch.ca Since even before Donald Trump won the 2016 election, it's been clear that the American deep state has opposed his presidency. And while Trump has deferred to the Pentagon and the CIA by maintaining their forever wars, foreign military empire, …

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-12). There Are No War Heroes, Only War Victims: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com It's still really, really weird that we don't all talk about Yemen all the time. It's like there's someone in the room being tortured with a blowtorch and we're all just chatting about politics at the dinner table without noticing. | ‚ùñ | I'm sorry your election results are being disputed as fraudulent, America. Have you tried not having the ‚ùñ | "The media do not decide who's president!"

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-12). Intelligence Ministry busts ringleader of ASMLA terror group. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) — Iranian intelligence forces have arrested a leader of the separatist group Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (ASMLA), which is regarded as a terrorist organization by Iran.

WSWS (2020-11-11). Australian Senate passes motion acknowledging "alleged" persecution of Julian Assange. wsws.org The feckless motion did not demand Assange's freedom, nor condemn his threatened extradition to the US.

RT (2020-11-11). 11yo Muslim student threatened to behead teacher at Berlin primary school, teacher says. rt.com The head teacher of a primary school in Spandau, Berlin has told German media that an 11-year-old Muslim pupil threatened to behead his teacher after defending the murder of Samuel Paty in France. | Karina Jehniche, the head of the school, The pupil was also allegedly involved in a…

Sam Pizzigati (2020-11-11). The 2020 Election as a Triumph for Democracy? Hold the Hosannas. counterpunch.org In real horse races — races that actual horses run — the winners go on to run other races. Racehorses do races. They have no other responsibility. In our political horse races, winners do have another responsibility. We expect them to go on and govern, to make and execute policy decisions. Horse races don't give

Peter Koenig (2020-11-11). The Post Covid World, The WEF's Diabolical Project: "Resetting the Future of Work Agenda" — After "The Great Reset". A Horrifying Future. globalresearch.ca The World Economic Forum (WEF) has just published (October 2020) a so-called White Paper, entitled " This 31-page document reads like a blueprint on how to "execute" — …

Media Lens (2020-11-11). Robert Fisk: Death of a "Controversial" Journalist. dissidentvoice.org Robert Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: 'Much of what Fisk wrote was controversial…' As John Pilger noted, in describing Fisk's journalism as 'controversial' the Independent was …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-11). Thousands Urge Commutation of Abuse Victim Lisa Montgomery's Death Row Sentence as Trump Continues Federal Executions. commondreams.org "Is the public really okay with a lame-duck Trump administration continuing to execute people on death row?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-10-22_at_9.13.34_am.png

news.un (2020-11-11). UN chief shocked at 'wanton brutality' in northern Mozambique. news.un.org The United Nations Secretary-General has called on the authorities in Mozambique to investigate brutal killings this past weekend, in the country's northern Cabo Delgado province, and bring the perpetrators to justice.

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Peru Takes to the Streets to Urge an End to Political Crisis. telesurenglish.net Thousands of people Wednesday took to the main avenues of Peru for the second day of protests against the political crisis that the country is experiencing, triggered by President Martin Vizcarra's dismissal. | RELATED: | As the social repudiation of the crisis grows, so do reports of police brutality during the protests. | With the slogans "Merino usurper" and "this Congress does not represent me," the protesters marched…

_____ (2020-11-11). The Dystopic Great Reset and the Fight Back: Population Reduction and Hope for the Children of Men. strategic-culture.org

MEE staff (2020-11-10). UK media watchdog penalises Abu Dhabi TV for interview with Qatari detainee. middleeasteye.net UK media watchdog penalises Abu Dhabi TV for interview with Qatari detainee | Ofcom says interview was conducted against the will of former prisoner Mahmoud al-Jaidah | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 18: 28 | Mahmoud al-Jaidah was detained in the UAE between 2013 and 2015, where he is reported to have been tortured (AFP/File photo) | The United Kingdom's media regulator has taken action against Abu Dhabi TV for broadcastin…

teleSUR (2020-11-10). Cancun Police Shoot Down Feminist Protest in Mexico. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Police Monday shot down a feminist protest organized in Cancun to reject two women's femicides that took place last weekend. Police brutality left three reporters injured, one of them by gunshot. | RELATED: | Over 2,000 protesters attended the march against Quintana Roo State's femicides. The demonstrators marched to Cancun's Palacio Municipal. | Videos broadcasted on social networks showed how the police closed the entrance to…