Daily Archives: October 28, 2020

2020-10-28: News Headlines

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.

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…

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 …

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…

Global Research News (2020-10-27). Selected Articles: Mass Rebellion in Nigeria, State Repression and Police Brutality. globalresearch.ca By CDC (Center for Disease Control) scientists made some COVID admissions that totally destroy the official COVID narrative in a study published in …

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 …

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

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.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-10-27). Mass Rebellion in Nigeria: #EndSARS Protests Met with State Repression and Police Brutality. globalresearch.ca A series of incidents involving the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit (SARS) in the Federal Republic of Nigeria has brought to the surface underlying societal contradictions which have been simmering for many years. | This year represents the 60th…

Max Blumenthal (2020-10-26). How Bolivia's new socialist senator resisted coup terror: Meet MAS party leader Patricia Arce. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone traveled to rural Bolivia to meet Patricia Arce, a former mayor who was publicly tortured during a US-backed coup in November 2019, and is now a senator-elect from the indigenous-led Movement Toward Socialism party, which won in a historic landslide election on October 18. By Max Blumenthal Video and translation by Ben Norton Puede leer esto en español aquí. Transcript MAX BLUMENTHAL: Just a few days after the dramatic landslide victory on October 18 of the Movement Toward …

Max Blumenthal (2020-10-26). How Bolivia's new socialist senator resisted coup terror: Meet torture survivor Patricia Arce. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone traveled to rural Bolivia to meet Patricia Arce, a former mayor who was publicly tortured during a US-backed coup in November 2019, and is now a senator-elect from the indigenous-led Movement Toward Socialism party, which won in a historic landslide election on October 18. By Max Blumenthal Video and translation by Ben Norton Transcript MAX BLUMENTHAL: Just a few days after the dramatic landslide victory on October 18 of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party founded by Evo …

MEE and agencies (2020-10-26). Iraq's Kurdish region says it foiled PKK plot to attack foreign diplomats. middleeasteye.net Iraq's Kurdish region says it foiled PKK plot to attack foreign diplomats | The statement from KRG intelligence service comes a year after the killing of a Turkish diplomat in Erbil | Mon, 10/26/2020 – 12: 31 | A picture shows a general view of Erbil, the capital of the northern Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region on 20 October 2020 (AFP) | Authorities in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region said…

Alastair Crooke (2020-10-26). Break in Relations With the EU? — 'If This Is the Way They Want It, So Be It'. thealtworld.com Is it surprising that Russia and China have come to their 'we have had enough' moment? | Wolfgang Munchau of Euro Intelligence has been suggesting recently that the EU is making mistakes born from listening only to its own (like-minded) echo chamber. Munchau was referring to how — when Boris Johnson had sought for a deal "to be in sight" by this month's EU summit, he was met with disdain. The Council said not only was there 'no deal in sight', but that there would be no acceleration of negotiations, and furthermore stuck rigidly to its three red-line, 'non-negotiables'. | Macron haughtily afterwards stated…

Staff (2020-10-26). Arm Wrestling Authoritarianism: The Homestretch. truthout.org What will the next week be like? Kelly Hayes talks with journalist Sarah Kendzior about what to expect in the final days of the 2020 presidential race. | TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to "Movement Memos," a Truthout podcast about things you should know if you want to change the world. I'm your host Kelly Hayes. It has been a bizarre and punishing year. And while it's not over yet, we are closing in on the e…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-10-26). International Study Finds US Republican Party Heading Towards Becoming One of World's Most Authoritarian Factions. commondreams.org "Disrespect of political opponents, the encouragement of violence, and also the violation of minority rights… they have all clearly increased with the Republican Party in recent years," said one of the lead authors. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/modi_2_0.jpg

WSWS (2020-10-26). ICE uses torture to pressure African asylum seekers to agree to deportation. wsws.org In a blatant violation of international law and the US constitution, ICE officials in the privately run detention center in Mississippi have been forcing asylum seekers from Cameroon to sign their own deportation forms and quickly shipping them back on secret flights.

Ray McGovern (2020-10-26). Former CIA: Blaming Moscow for Hunter Biden's Laptop is "Russiagate Disinformation" globalresearch.ca Former intelligence officials, Democratic leaders, and media outlets dismissing the Hunter Biden story as "Russian disinformation" are spreading more Russiagate disinformation, ex-CIA officer Ray McGovern says. | Media outlets are amplifying the claims of former intelligence officials, including John Brennan and …

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-10-26). 'Let This Echo Around the World': Nearly 50 Years After US-Backed Coup, Chile Votes to Rewrite Pinochet Era Constitution. commondreams.org "This historic day belongs to those who have struggled for decades, to those who have given their lives, to the tortured, to the mutilated, and especially to those who remain imprisoned." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/chile_referendum.jpg

_____ (2020-10-25). Blaming Moscow for Hunter Biden's Laptop Is Russiagate Disinformation. strategic-culture.org Aaron MATÉ | Former intelligence officials, Democratic leaders, and media outlets dismissing the Hunter Biden story as "Russian disinformation" are spreading more Russiagate disinformation, ex-CIA officer Ray McGovern says. | Media outlets are amplifying the claims of former intelligence officials, including John Brennan and James Clapper, as well as of top Democrats, including Joe Biden and Adam Schiff, that the Hunter Biden laptop revelations are "Russian disinformation." | They have done so even though no one from the Biden camp has disputed the authenticity of a single leaked email or document, or denied that…

teleSUR (2020-10-25). Chile Holds Plebiscite on Rewriting Pinochet-Era Constitution. telesurenglish.net One year after the social outburst in Chile, the people this Sunday go to the polls to decide whether to change the Constitution and under what institutional modality this process would take place. | RELATED: | The national plebiscite took place because of the broad social protests, which suffered police brutality, with the death toll rising to hundreds of wounded and arrested. | One of the main tools for sustaining the p…

_____ (2020-10-25). How A Police Killing In Nigeria Sparked A Nationwide Movement. popularresistance.org Nigerian security forces opened fire this week on protesters in Lagos, killing at least 12 demonstrators and marking a deadly escalation in the weekslong protests against police brutality. | Since early October, tens of thousands of Nigerians have been marching in cities throughout the country, demanding the disbandment of a notorious police unit known as SARS—the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. An Amnesty International report published in June documented dozens of cases of torture and extrajudicial killing by the unit. But the incident that sparked the movement was a video of what appeared to be an unprovoked…

sputniknews (2020-10-25). Paris Urges Muslim Countries to Stop Boycott of French Products. sputniknews.com PARIS (Sputnik) – Calls for a boycott of French products in some Muslim countries are groundless and must be stopped, the French Foreign Ministry said on Sunday after President Emmanuel Macron's remarks about Islam following a teacher's beheading has drawn ire in the Muslim world.

_____ (2020-10-25). Macron's Gamble Will Backfire as Brexit Will Make Both Him and France Big Losers of a No-Deal With Brussels. strategic-culture.org He couldn't save Lebanon, despite all the rhetoric. Libya too was a disaster, as was his more recent battle with the firebrand Turkish president over a row in the Eastern Med about energy exploration. And now, France's cursed President, Emmanuel Macron, is going to lead his nation in a campaign which will take him and the entire French economy over the abyss on Brexit. | Remarkably, as the EU stands and watches, Macron, a man tortured and cursed by defeat wherever he goes around the world, is about to throw the lever on the French economy as he prepares to go into battle against Boris Johnson over UK's rights to…

Cory Morningstar (2020-10-25). COVID-19 as a Weapon. The Crushing of the Disposable Working Class — by Design. globalresearch.ca This article was originally crossposted in April 2020. | The arrogance and brutality of the ruling class — is nothing less than breathtaking. | Let's begin. |