Daily Archives: November 22, 2020

2020-11-22: News Headlines

_____ (2020-11-22). CORE Nigeria: "We Will Fight For Our Total Liberation" popularresistance.org Nigeria – On 3 October, a young man was killed by the police in Ughelli, a town in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. A video of this incidence was circulated by residents of the city on WhatsApp and also posted on Twitter. This sparked the #EndSARS revolt of youths in the country, which was drowned in blood with the massacre of at least 36 people on 20 October. The bulk of these was at the Lekki tollgate, in Lagos state — one of the two main centres of the uprising in that mega-city where one-tenth of the country's population resides.

Steve Topple (2020-11-22). Priti Patel is at the centre of another growing storm. thecanary.co Priti Patel is involved in yet another growing scandal. This time it Another Jamaican deportation flight: | The Morning Star

_____ (2020-11-22). Guaido's Team Told To Comply With UK Court Order In Gold Litigation. popularresistance.org London – According to the London-based legal firm Zaiwalla & Co., Guaido's lawyers sought to argue during an administrative hearing held on Thursday at the London Commercial High Court that they were unable to produce the £400.000 ($529.000) required because of the sanctions in place against Venezuela by the United States. | The BCV counsellor noted that the losing side only raised the issue of the sanctions after the October 20 payment deadline had passed, so judge Sara Cockerill warned them that they should find better excuses, or they will be in "all sort of trouble" for failing to comply with a UK…

Anya Parampil (2020-11-21). Biggest trade deal in history excludes United States. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Beijing-based journalist Ian Goodrum about the recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Asia. The agreement includes countries representing one-third of the global GDP and population, yet excludes the United States. They discuss the implications the deal will have for the world economy.

Eds. (2020-11-21). Why Venezuela's Dec. 6 election is legitimate. mronline.org With heightened U.S. attacks in Venezuela, including a tightening economic blockade, the elections are of great consequence to the future of the country.

Mara Giavina-Bianchi, Andre P. Santos, Eduardo Cordioli (2020-11-21). Teledermatology reduces dermatology referrals and improves access to specialists. thelancet.com The use of teledermatology as a triage tool significantly reduced the waiting time for in-person visits, improving health care access and utilizing public resources wisely. Knowledge of sex, age, diagnoses and treatment of common skin conditions can enable public policies for the prevention and orientation of the population, as it can be used to train general physicians to address such cases.

_____ (2020-11-21). Over 100 Rebellions In Jails And Prisons Over COVID19 Conditions. popularresistance.org U.S jails and prisons, already death traps, have been completely ravaged by COVID-19. Crowded quarters, a lack of PPE, inadequate medical care, an aging population, and unsanitary conditions have contributed to an infection rate 5.5 times higher than the already ballooned average in the U.S. As of this writing, over 252,000 people in jails and prisons have been infected and at least 1,450 incarcerated people and officers have died from the novel coronavirus. Evidence suggests these figures are underreported, however.

Editor (2020-11-20). How to End the War in Afghanistan (Video). scheerpost.com The U.S. war on Afghanistan is in its 19th year. Enough is enough! Ann Wright is the moderator. Panelists are Kathy Kelly, Matthew Hoh, Rory Fanning, Danny Sjursen, and Arash Azizzada. Ann Wright is a retired Army Colonel who became a US diplomat for 16 years in US Embassies in Grenada, Nicaragua, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-20). RCEP signed despite opposition from social movements. peoplesdispatch.org Once in full effect, the agreement will cover close to 30% of the global population and GDP. However, trade unions and people's movements have been opposing the deal for years…

WSWS (2020-11-20). India's unprecedented economic contraction deepens mass social misery. wsws.org So meager are the earnings of India's workers and toilers, three-quarters of the population in rural areas would not be able to afford the cheapest possible nutritious diet even if they spent all of their earnings on food.

Peter Koenig (2020-11-19). Bill Gates and the Depopulation Agenda. Robert F. Kennedy Junior Calls for an Investigation. globalresearch.ca Robert F Kennedy Jr, an avid Defender of Children's Rights and anti-vaccination activist, has launched a petition sent to the White House, calling for "Investigations into the 'Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation' for Medical Malpractice & Crimes Against Humanity"

Manuela Solé (2020-11-19). Venezuela's Attorney General to Investigate Police Abuses. venezuelanalysis.com The FAES special forces practices have been repeatedly denounced in recent months.

Peter Lackowski (2020-11-19). 'Election fraud': A strategy comes home to roost. peoplesworld.org Traveling around Venezuela in 2005, it occurred to me that paint merchants must be doing very well. There had been a recall referendum the year before. The question on the ballot was a simple yes or no: Shall President Hugo Chávez be recalled? The word "NO" was still painted on walls, pillars, even random rocks …

Staff (2020-11-19). Headlines for November 19, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 250,000; Nearly 1% of U.S. Population Currently Infectious, Pfizer to Seek Emergency Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccine, Touting 95% Efficacy, Lawsuit Alleges Tyson Foods Managers Wagered on Meatpackers' Coronavirus Infection Rate, COVID-19 Surge Overwhelms Hospitals as Healthcare Workers Fall Ill, Biden Says Trump's Refusal to Concede Could Set Back Vaccine Rollout by Months, Arizona Secretary of State Faces Death Threats as Trump Promotes Election Conspiracy Theories, Democratic Congressmembers Reelect Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House, Australian Military Apologizes to Afghan…

Igor Derysh (2020-11-19). Trump campaign avoids $8M bill by limiting Wisconsin recount to cities with large Black populations. salon.com Campaign dodges $8 million statewide recount bill by targeting two cities home to 74% of state's Black residents…

Kfir Oved, Liraz Olmer, Yonat Shemer-Avni, Tamar Wolf, Lia Supino-Rosin, George Prajgrod, Yotam Shenhar, Irina Payorsky, Yuval Cohen, Yishai Kohn, Victoria Indenbaum, Rachel Lazar, Valeria Geylis, Michal Tepperberg Oikawa, Eilat Shinar, Evgeniy Stoyanov, Lital Keinan-Boker, Ravit Bassal, Shay Reichar, Ruti Yishai, Adina Bar-Chaim, Ram Doolman, Yoram Reiter, Ella Mendelson, Zvi Livneh, Laurence S. Freedman, Yaniv Lustig (2020-11-19). Multi-center nationwide comparison of seven serology assays reveals a SARS-CoV-2 non-responding seronegative subpopulation. thelancet.com wThe commercially available automated immunoassays exhibit significant differences in performance and expected PPV in low prevalence scenarios. The low false-positivity rate in under 20‚Ä≤s suggests that cross-reactive immunity from previous CoV strains is unlikely to explain the milder disease course in children. Finding no decrease in antibody titers in the first 8 weeks is in contrast to some reports of short half-life for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. The ~5% who were seronegative non-responders, using multiple assays in a population-wide manner, represents the proportion of patients that may be at ris…

news.un (2020-11-19). Ensure safe and hygienic sanitation for all, UN urges, marking World Toilet Day. news.un.org The UN is marking World Toilet Day on Thursday, in a bid to reinforce the need for equal access to sanitation for all. More than a quarter of the global population lack basic facilities, and more than three billion people live in homes without basic hand washing facilities, soap and water.

teleSUR (2020-11-18). PAHO: Initial Vaccination in Latam Estimated at $2 Billion. telesurenglish.net The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported on Wednesday that vaccinating 20 percent of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean will cost at least $2 billion. This, as the organization works with international partners to guarantee access to low-income countries. | RELATED: | PAHO Assistant Director Jarbas Barbosa acknowledges that "this is a remarkable figure," but the organization is aware that "it won't be suffi…

teleSUR (2020-11-18). Cuba Urges a Culture of Innovation in the State-Run Sector. telesurenglish.net President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez called on the Cuban business system run by the State to immediately promote a culture of innovation to solve the country's most pressing problems, during a speech he delivered at a meeting at the Convention Palace with the Boards of Government, the bodies representing the State's interests in the control of state business management. | RELATED: | The president stated that we have…