2020-11-20: News Headlines

Staff (2020-11-20). K-9 attacks: The new (old) face of police brutality. therealnews.com Indiana mother Jennifer Fleming speaks out about the brutal and excessive police dog attack on her 19-year-old daughter, and calls for police to rethink how these animals and their handlers are trained.

Almira Tanner (2020-11-20). Five reasons why a moratorium is the right next step in our fight to #CancelAnimalAg. indybay.org If you're reading this, I likely don't need to tell you that something is deeply wrong and unjust about animal agriculture. This industry tortures and kills trillions of animals each year, forces marginalized people to work in unsafe and traumatizing environments, and is a leading contributor of greenhouse gases, ocean dead zones, and pandemic-causing zoonotic diseases. We need to completely abolish animal agriculture and transition to a more just, plant-based food system, but it's not going to happen overnight.

sputniknews (2020-11-19). China Warns Intel Alliance 'Their Eyes Will Be Plucked Out' if Not Careful With Hong Kong Affairs. sputniknews.com The Five Eyes alliance, established after World War II, involves the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. It's main objective is the sharing of intelligence information between parties.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-19). Thoughts towards a synthesis between ecosocialism and ecoanarchism. greenleft.org.au In arriving at a synthesis between ecosocialism and ecoanarchism, Ted Trainer argues that the kind of socialism he supports avoids domination, hierarchy, authoritarianism, centralisation and top-down power.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-11-18). Cyber-Espionage: US Security Agency Accused of Spying on European Private Companies. globalresearch.ca A new cyber espionage scandal involving American intelligence agencies is being revealed — this time in Europe. Government's ministries and Danish private companies were targets of US espionage, according to a recent report by an anonymous informer. The US National …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-11-18). US Security Agency Accused of Spying on European Private Companies. globalresearch.ca A new cyber espionage scandal involving American intelligence agencies is being revealed — this time in Europe. Government's ministries and Danish private companies were targets of US espionage, according to a recent report by an anonymous informer. The US National …

Ralph Nader (2020-11-18). Abdicating to Boeing: An Open Letter to FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson. counterpunch.org November 13, 2020 Stephen Dickson, Administrator Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) U.S. Department of Transportation 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591 Dear Mr. Dickson, It is now abundantly clear that instead of clearing out top Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operatives who have worked to make the FAA safe for Boeing, you have thrown in your

Peter Koenig (2020-11-18). World Economic Forum (WEF) Step Two: "Resetting the Future of Work Agenda" After The Great Reset. dissidentvoice.org The WEF gang have just published (October 2020) a so-called White Paper, entitled "Resetting the Future of Work Agenda in a Post-Covid World". This 31-page document reads like a blueprint on how to "execute" because an execution it would be — "Covid-19 — The Great Reset" (July 2020), by Klaus Schwab, founder and CEO (since …

sputniknews (2020-11-18). Canadian Intelligence Agency Claims China, Russia Pose Greatest State-Sponsored Cyber Threat. sputniknews.com TORONTO (Sputnik) – China, Russia, Iran and North Korea pose the greatest cybersecurity threat to Canada, a division of the country's Communications Security Establishment (CSE) intelligence agency said in a Wednesday report.

teleSUR (2020-11-18). Chile: Two Minors Shot by Police, Protests Sparked. telesurenglish.net Two minors were shot by carabineros (Chilean police) during an operation on Wednesday at the Sename residence in Tahualcano, south of the country. The police brutality has caused turmoil in social media. | RELATED: | The lawyer and children's advocate in Chile, Patricia Muñoz, denounced that "this situation is one more manifestation of the horror represented by the state violence exercised by those who have to protect children and…

Andrew Corbley (2020-11-18). Trump's New Pentagon — Divisive Duo Will Frustrate Doves and Hawks Alike. globalresearch.ca After last week's firing of various Pentagon officials including Sec. of Defense Mark Esper, the Undersecretaries of Intelligence and Policy, and Chief of Staff to the Sec of Defense, Democrats and Republicans, eager to get back to a status …

Alex MacDonald (2020-11-17). Saudi activists tell UK MPs of brutal conditions facing political detainees. middleeasteye.net Saudi activists tell UK MPs of brutal conditions facing political detainees | Activists told a panel focusing on two detained princes that rape, torture and killing were commonplace in Saudi jails | Tue, 11/17/2020 – 11: 39 | Former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (R), pictured with current Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was arrested in March with little known publicly about his detention (AF…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-17). Iraq hangs 21 men for terrorism at notorious Nasiriyah prison. middleeasteye.net Iraq hangs 21 men for terrorism at notorious Nasiriyah prison | The men had been convicted under a 2005 counterterrorism law but there were no details on their specific crimes | Tue, 11/17/2020 – 08: 29 | Iraq ranks fifth among countries that carry out death sentences, according to Amnesty International (Reuters) | Iraq executed 21 men convicted of terrorism on Monday at the notorious Nasi…

John Rachel (2020-11-17). Free Press = Free Assange. dissidentvoice.org Covid-19 Global Solidarity Coalition presents an international webinar: SATURDAY November 21st — 20: 00 EST (U.S.) The panelists will discuss the UK extradition trial of Julian Assange, the 18 criminal offenses conjured by the U.S., and how the case impacts the 99%. DANIEL ELLSBERG: Legendary Pentagon Papers whistleblower, former defense analyst, activist. MARJORIE COHN: Professor Emerita Thomas …