2020-11-14: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2020-11-14). Future of American Democracy: On Inequality, Polarization and Violence. dissidentvoice.org In January 2017, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)'s Democracy Index downgraded the state of democracy in the United States from "full democracy" to "flawed democracy". The demotion of a country that has constantly prided itself, not only on being democratic but also on championing democracy throughout the world, took many by surprise. Some US pundits …

Whitney Webb (2020-11-14). US — UK Intelligence Agencies Declare Cyber War on Independent Media. globalresearch.ca British and American state intelligence agencies are "weaponizing truth" to quash vaccine hesitancy as both nations prepare for mass inoculations, in a recently announced "cyber war" to be commanded by AI-powered arbiters of truth against information sources that challenge official …

Mark Skidmore (2020-11-14). "FASAB Standard 56" and the Authority of the Director of National Intelligence to Waive SEC Financial Reporting. globalresearch.ca The purpose of this report is to offer a clear explanation of how two financial reporting exemptions has de facto created a hidden system of finance that runs parallel to the official financial system that facilitates and governs interactions between …

Mark Skidmore (2020-11-14). "The Hidden System of Finance", National Security Waivers and The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). globalresearch.ca The purpose of this report is to offer a clear explanation of how two financial reporting exemptions has de facto created a hidden system of finance that runs parallel to the official financial system that facilitates and governs interactions between …

Badri Raina (2020-11-14). All In the Name of the Prophets. zcomm.org Would Prophet Mohammed have approved of the beheading of a journalist for the preservation of his honor?

Anand Naidoo (2020-11-13). The Heat: France Tensions over Terror Response. america.cgtn.com Why are recent terror attacks in France causing tensions with the Muslim community? The country has suffered from a series of terrorist strikes over the last few years and has been hit again in recent weeks with more gruesome attacks. A teacher was beheaded outside …

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.

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 . . . |

Matthew Rozsa (2020-11-13). Mark Zuckerberg defends decision to keep Steve Bannon on Facebook after violent post. salon.com President Trump's former adviser suggested beheading two high-ranking officials "as a warning" about disloyalty…

WSWS (2020-11-13). Michigan conspirators planned to storm capitol, conduct livestream executions, lock legislators inside and burn building down. wsws.org A Michigan attorney general filing states the plotters planned "to take hostages, execute tyrants and have it televised."

Editor (2020-11-13). Dennis Kucinich on the Real Reason the Blue Wave Never Materialized. scheerpost.com Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play The 2020 U.S. general election has come and gone, and while Joe Biden has won the presidential race, the " blue wave" that Democrats were expecting in the Senate and House of Representatives doesn't seem to have materialized. On this week's installment of "Scheer Intelligence," former congress member and 53rd mayor of Cleveland Dennis Kucinich… |

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.

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" — …

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

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.

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