Monthly Archives: October 2020

2020-10-31: News Headlines

Andrew Korybko (2020-10-31). The US Alliance with India: Bipartisan Issue of Strategic Importance. globalresearch.ca The US' alliance with India will remain a mainstay of its grand strategy regardless of who wins next week's elections since it's a bipartisan issue of the highest importance for its permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies ("deep state"). | ***…

John Feffer (2020-10-31). People to Autocrats: Not So Fast. zcomm.org Authoritarianism has been on the march for years, but people powered revolutions are pushing regimes toward democracy on nearly every continent…

_____ (2020-10-31). Biden And Trump Agree Far More Than They Disagree. popularresistance.org With the U.S. presidential elections slated for next Tuesday November 3rd, unprecedented numbers of voters have already cast their ballot. Despite a polarized electorate deeply divided on issues from police brutality to COVID-19, for many voters commited to preventing four more years of Trump, the two major candidates prove far more similar than presented in mainstream media. | To shed light on some of these dyanmics in this crucial election for the hemisphere, we spoke with Adrienne Pine, professor of medical anthropology at American University, member of the Embassy Protection Collective, and author of the rece…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-30). Begging Outrage: British Journalists for Assange. globalresearch.ca Even that title strikes an odd note. It should not. The Fourth Estate, historically reputed as the chamber of journalists and publishers keeping an eye on elected officials, received a blast of oxygen with the arrival of WikiLeaks. This was …

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-30). Will Trump Surprise Pollsters and Hostile Media by Defeating Biden? globalresearch.ca The NYT is notably unrelenting in pushing fake news of Russian US election meddling to help Biden defeat Trump. | Despite claiming otherwise, the US intelligence community has no evidence suggesting foreign interference in the US election process this year or …

_____ (2020-10-30). Britain's Profiteering Spymasters Ignored the Country's Biggest Threats. strategic-culture.org While spinning the revolving doors, they have endangered the public by neglecting bigger security threats, like coronavirus and climate change, write Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis. | Matt KENNARD and Mark CURTIS | Almost all of Britain's former spy chiefs are personally profiting from working for cyber security and energy companies after retiring from the U.K.'s major intelligence agencies. | In May, Declassified UK revealed that since 2000, nine out of 10 former chiefs of MI6, MI5 and GCHQ have taken jobs in the cyber security industry, a sector they promoted while in office as key to defending the U.K. from the…

Joe Piette (2020-10-30). Support Pennsylvania prisoners on hunger strike for human rights. workers.org Incarcerated people in many U.S. states have been held in small prison cells for up to 23 hours a day since March 2020, ostensibly because of the threat of COVID-19. Imprisoned workers have filed many grievances over the increasingly unbearable conditions, which are nothing less than torture with no end . . . |

_____ (2020-10-30). Scheer Intelligence: Tracing America's Brutal Imperialist History. popularresistance.org The United States has the largest number of military installations in the world, with about 5,000 bases in total and at least 600 overseas, according to the Pentagon. Although the Department of Defense is not forthcoming with the exact numbers, even these estimates reveal a truth about the country's standing in the world that many Americans often fail to recognize: the U.S. has built one of the most extensive empires in modern history. On this week's installment of Scheer Intelligence, David Vine, the author of the books Base Nation and The United States of War, talks to host Robert Scheer about…

Virginia Rodino (2020-10-30). Why I'm Voting Green in 2020. globalresearch.ca Author's note: Kevin and I worked on this article together right before his untimely passing on September 6. I met Kevin during Ralph Nader's 2004 presidential campaign. Throughout the years since, I appreciated seeing his anti-imperialist and eco-socialist arguments strengthen …

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-30). VIDEO: US police treats a black man brutality. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 30 (MNA) — Police forces in the United States treated a detained black man brutally and in an inhumane manner.

WSWS (2020-10-30). Nigeria: Live ammunition fired at anti-police brutality protesters. wsws.org A Lagos-based soldier, speaking anonymously to Reuters, said soldiers from the army 81st Division's 65th Battalion, based at Bonny Camp, had fired on unarmed civilians at the toll gate.

sputniknews (2020-10-30). US Intelligence Alleges Iranian Hackers Behind Intimidation Emails Accessed Voter Data. sputniknews.com Iranian hackers who reportedly sent threatening emails to thousands of Americans earlier this month also allegedly accessed US voter data, US intelligence officials revealed late Friday.

Liberation Staff (2020-10-29). Presidential candidate Gloria La Riva: Justice for Walter Wallace Jr.! liberationnews.org We stand with the people of Philadelphia and people all across the country who have taken to the streets to protest this outrage.

Steven Sahiounie (2020-10-29). Macron's Attack on Islam Reveals "Intolerance and Hatred," Says Nobel Peace Laureate. globalresearch.ca The beheading of a teacher in France elicited inflammatory remarks from Macron is accusing Muslims of

commondreams (2020-10-29). Today's Report on Family Separation Highlights Need for Accountability. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Ian Cobain (2020-10-28). UK bill shielding soldiers from prosecution slammed by parliamentary committee. middleeasteye.net UK bill shielding soldiers from prosecution slammed by parliamentary committee | Law to stop prosecutions over torture, murder and war crimes would damage Britain's reputation, human rights body warns | Wed, 10/28/2020 – 17: 15 | UK Houses of Parliament. There are fears that the Conservative government's large majority could allow it to press ahead with controversial new law (Reuters) | A proposed new law t…

teleSUR (2020-10-28). Colombia: Ex-President Samper Criticizes Right-Wing Governments. telesurenglish.net Colombia's former President Ernesto Samper (1994-1998) Tuesday criticized the policies applied by Latin American right-wing governments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | He pointed out that Colombia and Brazil implemented authoritarian measures, restricted mobility, and even restarted the economy without worrying about the citizens's health. | Instead of applying policies to develop his country's public…

Nicole Fabricant (2020-10-28). Bolivia Has Provided Us a Radical Vision of Hope. zcomm.org Bolivia's MAS party will confront numerous challenges when returning to power. But its resounding victory against the authoritarian right and its roots as a party of social movements represent a radical vision of hope at a time when we need it most…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-10-28). Across America, Police Brutality and Racist Violence Intensifies Leading Up to Contested Elections. globalresearch.ca As millions of people in the United States cast early ballots for the upcoming presidential and Congressional elections, tensions are escalating over the future of racial politics inside the country. | On October 26, the police killing of an African American …

2020-10-30: News Headlines

Joe Piette (2020-10-30). Support Pennsylvania prisoners on hunger strike for human rights. workers.org Incarcerated people in many U.S. states have been held in small prison cells for up to 23 hours a day since March 2020, ostensibly because of the threat of COVID-19. Imprisoned workers have filed many grievances over the increasingly unbearable conditions, which are nothing less than torture with no end . . . |

_____ (2020-10-30). Britain's Profiteering Spymasters Ignored the Country's Biggest Threats. strategic-culture.org While spinning the revolving doors, they have endangered the public by neglecting bigger security threats, like coronavirus and climate change, write Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis. | Matt KENNARD and Mark CURTIS | Almost all of Britain's former spy chiefs are personally profiting from working for cyber security and energy companies after retiring from the U.K.'s major intelligence agencies. | In May, Declassified UK revealed that since 2000, nine out of 10 former chiefs of MI6, MI5 and GCHQ have taken jobs in the cyber security industry, a sector they promoted while in office as key to defending the U.K. from the…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-30). Begging Outrage: British Journalists for Assange. dissidentvoice.org Even that title strikes an odd note. It should not. The Fourth Estate, historically reputed as the chamber of journalists and publishers keeping an eye on elected officials, received a blast of oxygen with the arrival of WikiLeaks. This was daring, rich stuff: scientific journalism in the trenches, news gathering par excellence. But what Julian …

_____ (2020-10-30). Scheer Intelligence: Tracing America's Brutal Imperialist History. popularresistance.org The United States has the largest number of military installations in the world, with about 5,000 bases in total and at least 600 overseas, according to the Pentagon. Although the Department of Defense is not forthcoming with the exact numbers, even these estimates reveal a truth about the country's standing in the world that many Americans often fail to recognize: the U.S. has built one of the most extensive empires in modern history. On this week's installment of Scheer Intelligence, David Vine, the author of the books Base Nation and The United States of War, talks to host Robert Scheer about…

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-30). Will Trump Surprise Pollsters and Hostile Media by Defeating Biden? globalresearch.ca The NYT is notably unrelenting in pushing fake news of Russian US election meddling to help Biden defeat Trump. | Despite claiming otherwise, the US intelligence community has no evidence suggesting foreign interference in the US election process this year or …

Liberation Staff (2020-10-29). Presidential candidate Gloria La Riva: Justice for Walter Wallace Jr.! liberationnews.org We stand with the people of Philadelphia and people all across the country who have taken to the streets to protest this outrage.

commondreams (2020-10-29). Today's Report on Family Separation Highlights Need for Accountability. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Steven Sahiounie (2020-10-29). Macron's Attack on Islam Reveals "Intolerance and Hatred," Says Nobel Peace Laureate. globalresearch.ca The beheading of a teacher in France elicited inflammatory remarks from Macron is accusing Muslims of

David Sanchez (2020-10-28). Racist, anti-Indigenous monuments come crashing down across Southwest. liberationnews.org The nationwide uprising against racism and police brutality has shed light on anti-Indigenous monuments.

Ian Cobain (2020-10-28). UK bill shielding soldiers from prosecution slammed by parliamentary committee. middleeasteye.net UK bill shielding soldiers from prosecution slammed by parliamentary committee | Law to stop prosecutions over torture, murder and war crimes would damage Britain's reputation, human rights body warns | Wed, 10/28/2020 – 17: 15 | UK Houses of Parliament. There are fears that the Conservative government's large majority could allow it to press ahead with controversial new law (Reuters) | A proposed new law t…

RT (2020-10-28). Mexican president blasts European leaders for 'authoritarian urge' over harsh Covid-19 lockdowns. rt.com By imposing lockdowns to stem the second wave of the coronavirus, EU leaders are showing a lack of faith in their citizens and putting themselves above the people, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said. | During a press conference on Wednesday, Lopez Obrador was asked if Mexico was planning to introduce restrictions to tackle the spread of the virus similar to those already in place in some European countries, including France, Spain, Italy, and the Czech Republic. | "No to using coercive measures," the president responded. "This is not resolved with that." | The introduction of tough restric…

teleSUR (2020-10-28). Colombia: Ex-President Samper Criticizes Right-Wing Governments. telesurenglish.net Colombia's former President Ernesto Samper (1994-1998) Tuesday criticized the policies applied by Latin American right-wing governments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | He pointed out that Colombia and Brazil implemented authoritarian measures, restricted mobility, and even restarted the economy without worrying about the citizens's health. | Instead of applying policies to develop his country's public…

Leonardo Flores (2020-10-28). Healthcare, Police Brutality, Racism to Shape the Latinx Vote. telesurenglish.net This year, 32 million people of Latin American descent are eligible to vote, representing 13 percent of the electorate and surpassing the number of Black voters for the first time. That represents just over half of the 60 million Latinx people in the United States. | RELATED: | In 2016, voter turnout in the Latinx community was less than 50 percent; Clinton won the vote by 66 to 28 percent. | Nationally, Latinx voters a…

Nicole Fabricant (2020-10-28). Bolivia Has Provided Us a Radical Vision of Hope. zcomm.org Bolivia's MAS party will confront numerous challenges when returning to power. But its resounding victory against the authoritarian right and its roots as a party of social movements represent a radical vision of hope at a time when we need it most…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-10-28). Across America, Police Brutality and Racist Violence Intensifies Leading Up to Contested Elections. globalresearch.ca As millions of people in the United States cast early ballots for the upcoming presidential and Congressional elections, tensions are escalating over the future of racial politics inside the country. | On October 26, the police killing of an African American …

Ralph Nader (2020-10-27). Don't Rush to Declare Victory: Implementing a Two-Week Grace Period After November 3rd So All Voters Can Be Counted. commondreams.org With such large stakes for our fragile democracy, we cannot afford to bypass such a course of action that will assure a peaceful transition in accord with the rule of law. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/early.jpg

Arvind Dilawar (2020-10-27). The Very Human Labor That Powers Artificial Intelligence. thenation.com The Very Human Labor That Powers Artificial Intelligence…

Andrew Korybko (2020-10-27). The China-Russia "Threat to America": Biden's Intriguing "Attempt" to Unite Democrat and Republican Foreign Policy Hawks. globalresearch.ca Biden's description of Russia as "the biggest threat to America" and China as its "biggest competitor" is an intriguing attempt to unite the anti-Russian and anti-Chinese factions of America's permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies ("deep state") even if it's …

WSWS (2020-10-27). Facebook deploying teams with advanced censorship tools in advance of the US election. wsws.org Citing concerns over election-related "chaos" and "violence," Facebook is preparing—in collaboration with the US intelligence state—advanced software tools for implementing a censorship regime during November 3 and its aftermath.