Daily Archives: November 3, 2020

2020-11-03: News Headlines

Philip Giraldi (2020-11-03). Israel Wins U.S. Election. thealtworld.com Congress and White House work together to reward the Jewish state | The U.S. election will end today, more or less, and we Americans will suffer another four years of putting up with serial nonsense out of a White House and Congress that could care less about us no matter who is elected. Whether the party where everything changes or the party where everything remains the same wins the inevitable result will be further aggrandizement of authoritarian power combined with increased distancing of government from the people who are ruled. | Amidst all the gloom, however, there is one great success story. That is the t…

_____ (2020-11-03). 'The Coming War On China' — Watch John Pilger's Powerfully Relevant Documentary. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | "The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may well be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable," Pilger says in his 2016 documentary The Coming War on China, which "In a few years China has become the world's second-biggest economic power," Pilger's introduction continues. "The United States is the world's biggest military power, with bases and missiles and ships covering ever…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-02). Violence After The Election Will Only Benefit The Powerful: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com Any violence arising from the US election or its aftermath will only benefit the powerful, will be used to justify authoritarian agendas which serve the powerful, and will in all probability have been instigated by the powerful. | There are plenty of arguments to be made for situations in which intelligent application of force by the citizenry could have good results. Killing each other over which oligarch crony will be the president is not one of those situations about which such arguments can be made. | Please everybody stay cool and live to fight another day. | ~ | Most of the Democratic establishment's argume…

sputniknews (2020-11-02). US Election's Effect on Assange Case Unclear as Trump, Biden Never Debated on Free Press – Journo. sputniknews.com WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange's British extradition trial won't be decided until January, but the effect of the US presidential election on his ultimate fate is hard to predict, since his case and the dangers posed to freedom of the press was never a topic for the candidates to debate, a journalist told Sputnik.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-02). Begging Outrage: British Journalists for Assange. counterpunch.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

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-02). Warning of 'Dark Days Ahead,' Historians of Fascism Stress 'It Is Not Too Late' to Avoid Descent Into Authoritarianism. commondreams.org "We believe that unless we take immediate action, democracy as we know it will continue in its frightening regression, irrespective of who wins the American presidency," the scholars warned. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/proud_0.jpg

Anita Sinha (2020-11-02). An American History of Separating Families. commondreams.org I initially was unable to answer my students' question of how the U.S. government can engage in such cruelty, until together we realized that family separation is embedded in American history. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/families.jpeg

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Iranian nation ruins grandeur of US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian intelligence minister said by its resistance, the Iranian nation has ruined the grandeur of the United States and put that totalitarian regime on the verge of collapse.

sputniknews (2020-11-01). German TV Host Calls on the Public to Buy French Products in Bulk In Order to 'Annoy Erdogan'. sputniknews.com Tensions have risen between France and the Muslim world after French president Emmanuel Macron said Islam was "in crisis" in response to the beheading of a school teacher in a Paris suburb by a Muslim immigrant. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced Macron's comments and called for a boycott of French products.

_____ (2020-11-01). How South Korea's Intelligence Service Quietly Pushes Peace Talks. popularresistance.org Tensions between the two Koreas escalated again last month after a South Korean fisheries official, possibly attempting to defect, was shot dead by North Korean army troops after he swam across their disputed maritime border known as the Northern Limit Line. | A shocked President Moon Jae-in, who has made engagement with North Korea the centerpiece of his administration, demanded an explanation. Some US "experts" boldly predicted that North Korea had killed off Moon's peace initiative. | Within days, however, the tables were turned. On September 25th, Kim made an unprecedented public apology to South Korea for th…

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"). | ***…

WSWS (2020-10-31). Spanish police make ludicrous claim Russia plotted to invade Catalonia. wsws.org Spain's paramilitary police also made basesless allegations that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was party to a plot involving 10,000 Russian troops attacking Spain.

_____ (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…

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…

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 …

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 …