Daily Archives: November 26, 2020

2020-11-26: News Headlines

John Pilger (2020-11-26). Britain's Class War on Children. zcomm.org Study after study shows that the people who suffer and die early from the diseases of poverty brought on by a poor diet, sub-standard housing and the priorities of the political elite and its hostile "welfare" officials — are working people…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-26). Major COVID-19 outbreak in Belmarsh prison, Assange's family raise alarm. peoplesdispatch.org According to Julian Assange's partner, Stella Moris, at least 56 inmates were found to be infected in the block where he is held. Assange, along with nearly 200 other inmates of his house block, had been under lockdown since November 18…

Editor (2020-11-26). [rewind] The California Genocide No One Talks About. scheerpost.com [Editors note: This edition of the Scheer Intelligence podcast was first broadcast in September, 2016. We are reposting here for Thanksgiving.] UCLA history professor Benjamin Madley's book An American Genocide: The United States and the California Catastrophe 1846-1873 details the killing of tens of thousands of Native Americans as the state was being settled in the 19th century. |

Tom Coburg (2020-11-26). Veteran anti-war activist warns that 'spycops' inquiry is unlikely to change anything. thecanary.co The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) Bill Ironically, its passage also coincides with the

_____ (2020-11-26). Kissinger's Influence Over the U.S.-Backed Military Coup to Overthrow Socialism in Chile. strategic-culture.org New details are emerging of the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) involvement in Chile against Salvador Allende. "We have to do everything we can to hurt [Allende] and bring him down," U.S. Secretary of Defence Melvin Laird From the day of Allende's inauguration as president, U.S. President Richard Nixon and his National Security Adviser, Henry Kissinger, schemed with the CIA to overthrown Allende, who…

_____ (2020-11-25). CIA Partners With Google, Amazon And IBM. popularresistance.org AWS currently holds the sole contract to provide cloud computing services to a number of intelligence agencies, including the FBI and the NSA. That contract is set to expire in 2023 and this new award — managed by the CIA — will further weaken Amazon's once privileged position in the federal money sweepstakes, which had already taken a hard hit when Microsoft was unexpectedly chosen over Bezos' company for the Department of Defense's own cloud services contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) program.

WSWS (2020-11-25). Assange's life in danger as major COVID-19 outbreak hits Belmarsh Prison. wsws.org Assange's partner Stella Moris has reported a mass outbreak in the house block where the WikiLeaks founder is imprisoned, with 56 prisoners and staff testing positive to the coronavirus.

sputniknews (2020-11-25). Israeli Army Says Held Drills Near Border With Gaza Strip. sputniknews.com TEL AVIV (Sputnik) — The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that they held a military exercise near the border with the Gaza Strip involving the Gaza Division, as well as units of the Air and Space Force, Navy, Cyber Defense and intelligence.

news.un (2020-11-25). UN experts decry Iran's reported plan to execute Iranian-Swedish academic. news.un.org Iran must halt any planned execution of Iranian-Swedish academic Ahmadreza Djalali, who has not been given a fair trial and was forced to confess under torture, two experts advising the UN Human Rights Council said on Wednesday.

WSWS (2020-11-25). Greek government bans protests, imposes authoritarian measures utilising pretext of pandemic. wsws.org The escalation of state repression in Greece must be seen in the context of increased militancy in the working class and among youth over the authorties' criminal handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

MEE staff (2020-11-24). HRW calls on Saudi Arabia to reveal status of detained Uighurs. middleeasteye.net HRW calls on Saudi Arabia to reveal status of detained Uighurs | Aimadoula Waili and Nurmemet Rozi were arrested last week by Saudi authorities and risk deportation and torture in China, rights group says | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 20: 05 | Human Rights Watch has called on Saudi authorities to 'immediately disclose' the status of Hemdullah Abduweli and Nurmemet Rozi (AFP/File photo) | Human Rights Watch has called on…

Doctors for Assange (2020-11-24). Doctors for Assange Statement. Ongoing Torture and Neglect. globalresearch.ca Sunday 22nd November 2020 marked 12 months since doctors from around the world Since …

WSWS (2020-11-24). Florida Sheriff's Office intelligence-gathering program labels student youth as future criminals. wsws.org The police agency's strategies for tracking youth shed light on the extraordinary lengths the department has gone to carry out repressive measures against underaged Pasco residents.

_____ (2020-11-24). Neighbors Explain What Protests Against Systemic Racism Mean To Them. popularresistance.org Demonstrators took to the D.C. streets in late May, protesting police brutality and the systemic racism Black people face. It was part of a larger movement inspired by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but Floyd wasn't the only name protesters chanted. They called for justice for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and, more locally, Marqueese Alston, D'Quan Young, and others. In September, a new name was added to the list: Deon Kay. | The demonstrations have taken place against the backdrop of a pandemic that has disproportionately impacted Black and Latino Americans, including in D.C.

Nadda Osman (2020-11-23). Uighur scholar arrested in Saudi Arabia at risk of deportation to China. middleeasteye.net Uighur scholar arrested in Saudi Arabia at risk of deportation to China | Activists and human rights advocates have raised concerns that Aimadoula Waili may be tortured in a 're-education' camp if sent back to China | Mon, 11/23/2020 – 15: 48 | The scholar fears he could be deported back to China, where Uighurs face persecution (Supplied) | A Uighur Muslim religious scholar was arrested in Saudi Arabia o…

MEE staff (2020-11-23). Egyptian officials to face trial over torture and murder of Giulio Regeni. middleeasteye.net Egyptian officials to face trial over torture and murder of Giulio Regeni | After disappearing in Cairo, the 28-year-old doctoral researcher's body was later discovered by the Cairo-Alexandria highway | Mon, 11/23/2020 – 21: 03 | The trial will likely reveal more details about Regeni's horrific death, with his body badly mutilated by torture (AFP/File photo) | Egyptian security officials will likely face trial…

teleSUR (2020-11-23). China Announces the Eradication of Extreme Poverty. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Chinese government announced the eradication of extreme poverty in 832 counties in the East Asian country as part of an official program to overcome the problem of social inequality. | RELATED: | After decreeing the exit from the list of extreme poverty of the last nine counties in the province of Guizhou, the authorities highlighted the plan executed by the Communist Party of China (CCP) since 1980 in the…

sputniknews (2020-11-23). Pope Francis Holds Unprecedented Meeting With NBA Players to Discuss Social Justice Efforts. sputniknews.com In recent months, there have been several instances of police brutality against Black Americans, including the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.