2020-11-21: News Headlines

UC Santa Cruz (2020-11-21). Tuesday 12/1: UCSC's African-American Theater Arts Troupe: Building Community for 30 Years. indybay.org Online, virtual event…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-21). Human rights organizations condemn arrest of Egyptian activists. peoplesdispatch.org Three functionaries of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, Gasser Abdel-Razek, Karim Ennarah and Mohammed Basheer, have been arrested over the past week. They have been sent into pre-trial detention…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-21). Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine released on bail. peoplesdispatch.org Pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine was arrested on Wednesday on charges of violation of COVID-19-related regulations. His arrest was followed by mass protests during which state repression led to at least 37 deaths…

RT (2020-11-20). Police in Germany launch homicide probe into doctor who allegedly gave 2 Covid patients lethal injection. rt.com German police are investigating a doctor who allegedly killed two critically ill Covid-19 patients, who were being treated in intensive care, with a lethal injection, a spokesperson said on Friday. | The doctor, who has worked at Essen University Hospital as a senior physician since February, was arrested on November 18 on suspicion of intentionally fatally injecting the two men, the public prosecutor's office in Essen said on Friday. | "There is a suspicion that the doctor deliberately and illegally administered drugs to seriously ill people in their last phase of life, which led to their immediate death," in…

Dennis Broe (2020-11-20). 'Lovecraft Country': Liberating 1950s apartheid America one monster at a time. peoplesworld.org It's now a done deal with the series already out in its entirety, but the best pilot and one of the best shows of the year is HBO's Lovecraft Country. The series is a second stunner by showrunner Misha Green after the too quickly aborted success of Underground, about the underground railroad. Lovecraft Country refashions …

Vijay Prashad (2020-11-20). It is freedom, only freedom which can quench our thirst. mronline.org In the 1980s, after Mozambique won its independence from Portugal in 1974, the South African apartheid regime and the settler-colonial army of Rhodesia backed an anti-communist faction against the government of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO).

Staff (2020-11-20). K-9 attacks: The new (old) face of police brutality. therealnews.com Indiana mother Jennifer Fleming speaks out about the brutal and excessive police dog attack on her 19-year-old daughter, and calls for police to rethink how these animals and their handlers are trained.

commondreams (2020-11-20). Black Lives Matter D.C. v. Trump Must Proceed, Defendants Need to Be Held Accountable. commondreams.org ______________________________…

sputniknews (2020-11-20). FBI Agents Arrest US Man for Allegedly Crashing His Drone Into Police Helicopter. sputniknews.com The case against the California resident is believed to be the first US criminal case in which an individual has been arrested and charged with unsafely operating a drone, according to the US Attorney's Office for the Central District of California.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-19). "Proudly Pro-BDS": Jewish-Led Groups Condemn Pompeo for Declaring Boycott-Divestment Movement Anti-Semitic. commondreams.org "Our response to the false designation will be to… challenge Israeli policies of occupation and apartheid and galvanize public opinion for freedom and justice in Palestine," vowed CodePink's Medea Benjamin. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Tim Wheeler (2020-11-19). Karl Yoneda and Elaine Black—star-crossed lovers in a class war. peoplesworld.org In October 1987, I covered a rally in Washington, D.C., for the People's Daily World celebrating the federal government's apology for the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. The event, which drew hundreds to the U.S. Capitol steps, was sponsored by the Japanese American Citizens League. Among those who flew into town …

Areeb Ullah (2020-11-19). UK's Raab 'directly' intervenes on behalf of arrested Egyptian activists. middleeasteye.net UK's Raab 'directly' intervenes on behalf of arrested Egyptian activists | Three members of a prominent human rights organisation detained after meeting with western diplomats, including the British ambassador in Cairo | Thu, 11/19/2020 – 16: 17 | Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has raised the activists' case directly with his Egyptian counterpart (Reuters) | British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has per…

RT (2020-11-19). Appalling and unnecessary: UK spycops' needless theft of dead children's identities under scrutiny. rt.com The ongoing inquiry into the undercover operations of UK police has dredged up the trauma of families who lost their children — and then found out their personalities were adopted by spycops. | In July

John Wojcik (2020-11-19). When Mississippi tried to silence Black mayor, People's World was there. peoplesworld.org As a young reporter back in the early 1980s, I stayed for weeks at a time in the Mississippi Delta covering the story of the first African-American mayor elected in that state since Reconstruction. But it's not to the Tchula, Mississippi town hall that I frequently went to meet with him. I went instead to …

WSWS (2020-11-19). Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle—A remarkable exhibition. wsws.org A timely and long overdue exhibition of Struggle: From the History of the American People reunites this remarkable series of paintings by Jacob Lawrence, the famed African-American artist, for the first time since they were completed in 1956.

_____ (2020-11-19). The U.S. Working Class Meets the Elections and Loses Ground. strategic-culture.org W. T. WHITNEY | The recent election campaign pitted one capitalist-oriented political party against another. But class conflict continued and working people did not fare well. | The election period was show-time for U.S. racial antagonisms. Candidates of both parties responded variously to racism. With working-class voters filling the ranks of each one, the U.S. working class was shown to be divided as it responded to racism. These are divisions that weaken the working class. | The police killing of George Floyd occurred in late May. Soon crowds of white and Black people were protesting together in little towns a…

sputniknews (2020-11-19). Several People Reportedly Injured in Stabbing Attack in Germany's Oberhausen. sputniknews.com According to local media reports, an attacker who injured several people with a knife in the German city of Oberhausen has been arrested.

Ralph Nader (2020-11-18). Abdicating to Boeing: An Open Letter to FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson. counterpunch.org November 13, 2020 Stephen Dickson, Administrator Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) U.S. Department of Transportation 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591 Dear Mr. Dickson, It is now abundantly clear that instead of clearing out top Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operatives who have worked to make the FAA safe for Boeing, you have thrown in your

MEE staff (2020-11-18). Egypt arrests another rights activist after meeting with Western diplomats. middleeasteye.net Egypt arrests another rights activist after meeting with Western diplomats | Karim Ennarah was detained in the resort town of Dahab in South Sinai while on vacation, EIPR said in a statement | Wed, 11/18/2020 – 20: 05 | Some 60,000 detainees in Egypt are political prisoners, according to an estimate by Human Rights Watch (AFP/File photo) | Egyptian authorities arrested a human rights defender on Wednesday, jus…

John Wojcik (2020-11-18). People power stops a racist GOP electoral coup in Michigan. peoplesworld.org The Wayne County, Michigan Board of Canvassers did an about-face late last night and voted to certify the results of the Nov. 3 election in the predominantly African-American city of Detroit and its suburbs. The vote was a unanimous 4-0. Only three hours earlier, the board was deadlocked, 2-2, with two GOP members opposed to …

Nathaniel Chase (2020-11-18). The white vote for Trump: Is multinational working class solidarity possible? workers.org Why did nearly 73 million people vote for Trump, given his disastrous pandemic response and the economic collapse? The answer, simply put, is racism. In a country built on white supremacy, from slavery and genocide to mass incarceration and imperialist war, it should come as no surprise that a substantial . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-18). Greek protestors face police repression on anniversery of Polytechnic Uprising. peoplesdispatch.org Hundreds of protestors in Greece were met with the riot police and dozens arrested as they commemorated the 47th anniversary of the 1973 Athens Polytechnic uprising…

teleSUR (2020-11-18). Chile: Two Minors Shot by Police, Protests Sparked. telesurenglish.net Two minors were shot by carabineros (Chilean police) during an operation on Wednesday at the Sename residence in Tahualcano, south of the country. The police brutality has caused turmoil in social media. | RELATED: | The lawyer and children's advocate in Chile, Patricia Muñoz, denounced that "this situation is one more manifestation of the horror represented by the state violence exercised by those who have to protect children and…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-18). Several injured in police action against pro-democracy protesters in Thailand. peoplesdispatch.org Protesters in Thailand are demanding a curb on the monarchy's power. The government led by prime minister Prayush Cha-ocha has resorted to repression of the protesters and arrested several leaders…

_____ (2020-11-18). Why A 58-day vigil Is Going On Outside The Governor's House. popularresistance.org Demonstrators gathered outside the Executive Mansion on Sunday to demand that Gov. Roy Cooper use his powers of pardon and clemency to protect people who are incarcerated during the pandemic. | Members of Decarcerate Now NC, a coalition of organizations which say they're working to end to mass incarceration, have been holding daily vigils outside the governor's mansion since Election Day and plan to continue through Jan. 1, when Cooper begins his second term. That's a total of 58 days. | "We stand vigil to bring attention to your Administration's ongoing failure to prioritize and appropriately protect Black lives…

Labor Video Project (2020-11-18). "Fed Up" The SF POA Contract, Mayor Breed, Unions, The SFLC & Cops with John Crew. indybay.org Retired attorney John Crew who was ACLU Director of Police Practices talks about the effort by the Mayor of San Francisco London Breed with the leadership of the San Francisco Labor Council leadership to push through a City contract with the San Francisco Police Officers Association SF POA. He discusses the history of the SF POA including his arrest by a past president and the secret negotiations Mayor Breed and DHR Carol Eise has done with SF POA that that they are now trying to release…