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News 11/21/20 News Anon 3.0 11/21/2020 (Sat) 18:36:47 No. 1158168
Colombians Embark on a Fresh National Strike Against Ivan Duque Under the banner of “For Life, Peace, Democracy and Negotiation of an Emergency Plan”, workers, peasants, teachers, students, doctors, women, Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities as well as the members of the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) party and other left-wing political parties took to the streets across the country to demand greater attention from the national government towards the several issues faced by its citizens. https://www.newsclick.in/Colombians-Embark-Fresh-National-Strike-Against-Ivan-Duque Rioters storm Brazilian supermarket & set FIRES after security guards allegedly kill black man Hundreds of protesters attacked a supermarket in Sao Paulo, Brazil, amid nationwide outrage over the alleged killing of a black man by two security guards at another of the chain’s outlets. https://on.rt.com/avia EU trained Algeria and Morocco police in online disinformation tactics EU trainers also taught Algerian police officers to create fake online identities, which have been linked to the spread of disinformation and government propaganda in the country, as part of a course on open source intelligence (OSINT) methods delivered at the height of popular protests last year. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/algeria-morocco-european-union-trained-police-data-harvesting Burkina Faso to vote amid escalating violence Burkina Faso will vote in presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, amid escalating extremist violence that’s killed more than 2,000 people this year and displaced some one million people from their homes. https://apnews.com/article/roch-marc-christian-kabore-ouagadougou-elections-africa-west-africa-849e2a100527f90fb046b2cbfd0d826f Egypt: Female political prisoners beaten during inspection mission According to We Record, an online human rights platform, a security force at the Qanatir prison in Qalyubia governorate attacked a number of female prisoners, one of whom was dragged on the floor and wounded, during an inspection mission by a newly appointed official. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-female-political-prisoners-beaten-inspection-officials Households could face coronavirus charge on their energy bills The energy regulator has proposed a £21 increase to the maximum households can be charged on their bills to remove pressure on energy companies that are facing high levels of unpaid bills as households struggle to keep up during the pandemic. https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/households-could-face-coronavirus-charge-on-their-energy-bills Increased use of food banks by middle-income families in UK as food poverty surges These families are defined as the “new hungry” and constitute a growing layer of those who had previously had decent incomes and led a comfortable lifestyle. Now they are increasingly having to claim welfare benefits and use food banks to be able to feed themselves and their families. https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/20/foba-n20.html Wave of protests: Antifa marches against ‘Nazi’ Covid sceptics in Berlin, amid demos decrying pandemic restrictions Hundreds of Antifa members marched through the German capital on Friday night, holding banners denouncing “Corona deniers and Nazi pigs” as they chanted slogans. The column of left-wing protesters was closely supervised by police, and no violence was reported during the event. https://on.rt.com/avi5 Turkey’s President Erdogan, Saudi king discuss improving ties Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed ways of enhancing ties with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in a rare phone call since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.The phone call came on the eve of the G20 leaders’ summit hosted by Riyadh on Saturday and Sunday. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/11/21/erdogan-saudi-king-discuss-improving-ties-amid-g20-summit Mexico Decriminalizes the Consumption of Cannabis The Federal Law for the Regularization of Cannabis decriminalizes consumption for people 18 years of age and up to 28 grams. Also, if that amount is surpassed by up to 200 grams, there would be an administrative sanction and a fine of 11.000 Mexican pesos https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-Decriminalizes-the-Consumption-of-Cannabis-20201120-0016.html
god fucking damn the world is hot at the moment. thanks news anon
Tucker Carlson Advertiser Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, Helps Bail Out Kyle Rittenhouse Kyle Rittenhouse, who was arrested after allegedly shooting two people during an August demonstration in Kenosha, Wisconsin, posted $2 million in bail on Friday with the help of MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell. https://www.newsweek.com/tucker-carlson-advertiser-mike-lindell-ceo-mypillow-helps-bail-out-kyle-rittenhouse-1549191 https://archive.is/Q9Q65 Senior Pentagon officials decline to quarantine after exposure to coronavirus The acting Pentagon chief and several other senior defense officials who were exposed to the novel coronavirus last week will not be quarantining, citing ongoing testing and safety precautions that appear to have been applied unevenly. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2020/11/20/pentagon-officials-decline-quarantine-after-positive-coronavirus-cases/ https://archive.is/4iXnz Florida bans on conversion therapy for children voided by U.S. appeals court A divided federal appeals court on Friday declared unconstitutional two south Florida laws that banned therapists from offering conversion therapy to children struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity. https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-usa-conversion-therapy-idUSKBN28029C Alabama Secretary of State Under Fire for 'War on Whites' Retweet Above the video was a caption that read: "#BlackLivesMatter's war on whites continues on camera." Another retweet the groups pointed to read: "When patriots decide it's time to fight back it's gonna be ugly." https://www.newsweek.com/alabama-secretary-state-under-fire-war-whites-retweet-1549082 https://archive.is/ElbUp 'Longest-serving cannabis offender' to be released early from 90-year prison sentence Richard DeLisi, who was sentenced in 1989 to 90 years in prison for conspiring to traffic more than 100 pounds of cannabis into the U.S. from Jamaica, could be released as early as Dec. 4 amid failing health and the worsening coronavirus pandemic, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/longest-serving-cannabis-offender-be-released-early-90-year-prison-n1248322 Youth suicides and mental health disorders on the rise amid pandemic depression Just last week, at a Corona-Norco school board meeting in southern California, newly appointed Superintendent Sam Buenrostro revealed the shocking news that five district students had killed themselves since the start of the crisis. He did not provide their names and ages. https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/20/yout-n20.html Tyson suspends managers at Iowa meat plant over COVID-19 betting claims Tyson Foods says it has suspended managers accused of wagering on how many workers would be infected with COVID-19 in an outbreak at its pork plant in Waterloo, Iowa, earlier this year.At least five of the plant's 2,800 employees died in the outbreak that infected more than 1,000 workers by early May, according to two wrongful death lawsuits filed against Tyson, the largest U.S. meat producer. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tyson-suspends-managers-at-iowa-meat-plant-over-covid-betting-claims/ US, Taiwan step up economic cooperation in new dialogue The U.S. and Taiwan are stepping up cooperation in a newly created economic dialogue, in another move from the outgoing Trump administration to increase official exchanges with the self-ruled island. https://apnews.com/article/global-trade-financial-markets-china-taipei-bilateral-trade-20473f25562d37c58c4f554cefbb7df5 1 in 4 Americans are jobless or earning poverty-level wages, new study finds In October, more than 1 in 4 workers were either unemployed or working for poverty-level wages, according to an analysis of government data from the Ludwig Institute for Shared Economic Prosperity (LISEP). By comparison, the October jobless rate stood at 6.9%, down from 14.7% in April as workers regained jobs or gave up searching for work. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jobless-americans-poverty-line-earnings/
From Emiliano Zapata to the EZLN: Land and Autonomy In 1910, Mexico was celebrating its 100th anniversary as an independent nation. Since 1877 the country had been under the dictatorial rule of General Porfirio Díaz Mori, a veteran of the Franco-Mexican war of 1867. Through both constitutional reforms[1] and rigged elections, the dictator was reelected, governing for over 30 years (a period known as the Porfiriato or the Pax Porfiriana). His administration was known for its ruthless suppression of any political and social opposition. For example, in 1892, residents of the town of Tomochic were massacred on Díaz’s orders after they declared autonomy. Of the town’s 279 residents noted in the previous year’s census, 165 died in the violence; the only survivors were women and children. Similar violence was waged against workers. https://www.leftvoice.org/from-emiliano-zapata-to-the-ezln-land-and-autonomy An American White Supremacist’s New Home in Serbia Robert Rundo’s latest video opens with the 30-year-old native of Queens, New York, showing off Serbian nationalist graffiti adorned with a Celtic cross, a well-known white supremacist symbol.“So we’re out here in Belgrade, you know, cleaning up the neighborhood,” says Rundo, pointing to what he calls some “beautiful artwork from the locals” behind him.These locals are apparent far-right comrades of Rundo’s, repainting white supremacist graffiti that had been defaced days before by local anti-fascist activists.Rundo is the co-founder of the Rise Above Movement (RAM), an American white supremacist gang that saw three of its members imprisoned for violence at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017; two are still incarcerated. A separate federal case against Rundo himself for similar violence in California was dismissed in June 2019. Since then, he has been a free man, although federal attorneys have sought to challenge this outcome and an initial appeal hearing took place this week.The video was posted on Rundo’s Telegram channel on November 8, 2020. What is striking about it is not Rundo’s promotion of openly violent imagery, or that he is wearing a shirt from his own far-right fashion brand. It is the location: the Serbian capital Belgrade. It has been publicly documented and reported that Rundo has spent much of 2020 across eastern Europe, spending time in Ukraine, Hungary, Bulgaria and particularly Serbia.But it is Belgrade where Rundo appears to be trying to build a base for himself. Rundo has even gone as far as to incorporate a company in Serbia, which would allow him to apply for temporary residency in the country. With the possibility that Rundo may eventually face a new trial in the United States as a result of this week’s aforementioned appeal hearing, however, it seems fair to suggest his activities in Serbia deserve greater scrutiny. https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2020/11/18/an-american-white-supremacists-new-home-in-serbia/ This Is America #130: Cracks On The Right & The Shape Of Trumpism To Come On this episode of This Is America, we jump straight into the discussion, as we look at how things went down at the Millions MAGA March and what this new coalition of Trump supporters, conspiracy theorists, militias, and fascist groups means for the future of Trumpism.As Trump’s attempts to steal the election hits roadblock after roadblock and continued legal challenges, Trump and his minions keep falling back on the use of conspiracy theories to hold his base together. We discuss how this dynamic is leading to cracks within the existent Trump coalition and why there looms a possible coming split between the GOP and what remains of Trumpism.What this signals, is that Trump may soon break away and throw his weight behind a media network outside of Fox News, and use that influence to campaign for the Presidency in 2024. While this many effectively split the GOP down the middle, it may also lead to the creation of a genuine fascist third party. https://itsgoingdown.org/this-is-america-130/
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>>1158281 >1 in 4 Americans are jobless or earning poverty-level wages, new study finds
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