2021-11-27: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-11-27). Sri Lanka: Katukelle Estate workers fight management attacks on wages and conditions. wsws.org Trade union collaboration with employers to impose harsh working conditions and attacks on workers' democratic rights has emboldened tea estate managers.

editor (2021-11-27). Grandmother Arrested at Drone Base While Distributing Leaflets. indybay.org Handcuffed and detained for 2+ hours, dressed in a "bunny suit," to highlight U.S. military's role in climate crisis, global mass extinction…

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-11-26). Carol Anderson on White Supremacy vs. Democracy. fair.org Guardian ( This week on CounterSpin: What do we want? Multiracial democracy. When do we want it? Now. What stands in the way? White supremacy that has disregarded, derailed and violently defied that democracy at multiple turns. | Those anguished over the Rittenhouse acquittal, depressed by racist police brutality, unnerved by the failure to take seriously the January 6 insurrection, and worried about systemic predations on voting rights are sometimes led to say: "This isn't America!" If you attend to actual US history (importantly diffe…

Derek Royden (2021-11-26). Normalizing vigilantism? The American right's reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict. nationofchange.org "This might be interpreted across the far right as a type of permission slip to do this kind of thing or to seek out altercations in this way."

_____ (2021-11-26). Kenya: US Government Fueling 'War on Terror' Disappearances And Killings. popularresistance.org Family members of people disappeared and executed by police and paramilitary units in Kenya say the U.S. government is funding and fueling these abuses, and are demanding answers. Acting on their behalf, Mombasa-based Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) and its U.S. partners, the NYU School of Law's Global Justice Clinic and the Center for Constitutional Rights, today filed Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests focusing on grave violations committed by Kenyan units "set up, equipped, trained, funded, and/or guided" by the U.S. government. | The request comes after press investigations revealed that the U.S. govern…

_____ (2021-11-26). Kenyan Families Say U.S. Government Fueling "War on Terror" Disappearances and Killings, Demand Records. popularresistance.org Family members of people disappeared and executed by police and paramilitary units in Kenya say the U.S. government is funding and fueling these abuses, and are demanding answers. Acting on their behalf, Mombasa-based Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) and its U.S. partners, the NYU School of Law's Global Justice Clinic and the Center for Constitutional Rights, today filed Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests focusing on grave violations committed by Kenyan units "set up, equipped, trained, funded, and/or guided" by the U.S. government.

Zoe Alexandra (2021-11-26). Honduran movements build new strategies to engage with institutional politics. peoplesdispatch.org Honduras' Broad Movement for Justice and Dignity ( MAJD, a movement that struggles in defense of human rights, in defense of natural resources, a…

Staff (2021-11-26). Meet Mansoor Adayfi: I Was Kidnapped as a Teen, Sold to the CIA & Jailed at Guantánamo for 14 Years. democracynow.org We speak with Mansoor Adayfi, a former Guantánamo Bay detainee who was held at the military prison for 14 years without charge, an ordeal he details in his new memoir, "Don't Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantánamo." Adayfi was 18 when he left his home in Yemen to do research in Afghanistan, where he was kidnapped by Afghan warlords, then sold to the CIA after the 9/11 attacks. Adayfi describes being brutally tortured in Afghanistan before he was transported to Guantánamo in 2002, where he became known as Detainee #441 and survived years of abuse. Adayfi was released against his will to Serbia in 2016 and no…

Chloe DS (2021-11-26). Tamil refugee finally released into community detention after being locked up for 12 years. greenleft.org.au Chloe DS reports that Sivaguru "Rajan" Navanitharasa, who endured one of the longest periods inside Australia's detention centres, was finally released into community detention on November 25.

Vijay Prashad (2021-11-26). The Indian Farmers Defend the Rights of Farmers Everywhere. zcomm.org The farmers in India continue to fight in a struggle they share with farmers everywhere throughout the world…

Rosalind English (2021-11-26). Mandatory vaccination for care home workers not unlawful nor in breach of ECHR. ukhumanrightsblog.com Peters & Anor, R (On the application of) the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care & Anor [2021] EWHC 3182 (Admin), 2 November 2021 This was a renewed application by the claimants for permission to proceed with a judicial review challenge to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) …

Staff (2021-11-26). Give Covid-recovered same rights as vaccinated — Sputnik V distributor. rt.com People who have high levels of antibodies after recovering from Covid should have the same rights as those fully vaccinated, and the same indicator should apply to vaccines, the head of the fund backing Russia's Sputnik V told RT. | "The world needs to come to an understanding that it's not about vaccine brands — it's about the level of antibodies" a person has, Kirill Dmitriev, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which bankrolled the development of Sputnik V vaccine and now oversees its distribution, told RT on Friday. | The international restrictions, based on the approval of specific…

Clare Ciborowska (2021-11-26). Capacity to engage in sexual relations: the relevance of the partner's consent. ukhumanrightsblog.com A Local Authority (Respondent) v JB (by his Litigation Friend, the Official Solicitor) (Appellant) — UKSC 2020/0133 Court of Appeal (Civil Division) The Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal's decision that to have capacity to engage in sexual relations, a person needs to be able to understand that their sexual partner must have …

WSWS (2021-11-26). Sri Lankan union leader joins right-wing campaign against vaccinations. wsws.org Mandatory vaccinations are not an attack on democratic rights, as claimed by CMU leader Sylvester Jayakody, but a necessary tool in a range of scientific measures that must be fought for by the international working class to eliminate COVID-19.

_____ (2021-11-26). Jorge Arreaza On Venezuela Recovering From Sanctions In New Post-Petro Economic Plan. popularresistance.org UN Special Rapporteurs estimate that 100,000 people have died in Venezuela in the last decade because of the lack of medicine brought on by U.S. sanctions. Nearly 60% of those deaths took place under the Trump administration after Washington escalated its economic warfare on the Bolivarian state. During the Trump era, Jorge Arreaza served as Venezuela's foreign minister and spent years building diplomatic ties with other nations amid Washington's aggressive hybrid war.

_____ (2021-11-26). Jorge Arreaza On Venezuela Recovering From Sanctions. popularresistance.org UN Special Rapporteurs estimate that 100,000 people have died in Venezuela in the last decade because of the lack of medicine brought on by U.S. sanctions. Nearly 60% of those deaths took place under the Trump administration after Washington escalated its economic warfare on the Bolivarian state. During the Trump era, Jorge Arreaza served as Venezuela's foreign minister and spent years building diplomatic ties with other nations amid Washington's aggressive hybrid war. | "After 22 years of revolution, we have had to deal with President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, President Trump, and President Biden…

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2021-11-26). Cuba: five years after Fidel. peoplesdispatch.org Fidel Castro died five years ago, but I feel like decades have passed in Cuba since November 25, 2016. Trump arrived and passed slowly with his string of sanctions that have felt worse than ever because of the pandemic. Then came Biden with his faint-hearted court, reeling us each day with veiled or direct threats, without daring to fulfill his timid campaign promises. | In five years, particularly in the last two years, incendiary slang has been unleashed on social media and international media networks, whose target is not only the Cuban government. They want to erase any trace of Fidel Castro. Since the news o…

Staff (2021-11-26). Sanctions on Venezuela to Blame for US Purchasing More Fuel from Russia. orinocotribune.com While Washington urges its European allies to reduce their dependence on Russian energy resources and imposes sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the US itself urges Russia to supply it with more fuel, and even made its largest diesel purchase in three years. Experts on the subject explain why this trend is happening. | Four Russian tankers with a total of two million barrels of diesel fuel made from natural gas left for the United States to help mitigate the energy crisis in the North American country. This represents the highest purchase of this type since 2018, reported the Bloomberg agency, citing re…

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2021-11-26: News Headlines

Chloe DS (2021-11-26). Tamil refugee finally released into community detention after being locked up for 12 years. greenleft.org.au Chloe DS reports that Sivaguru "Rajan" Navanitharasa, who endured one of the longest periods inside Australia's detention centres, was finally released into community detention on November 25.

Vijay Prashad (2021-11-26). The Indian Farmers Defend the Rights of Farmers Everywhere. zcomm.org The farmers in India continue to fight in a struggle they share with farmers everywhere throughout the world…

WSWS (2021-11-26). Sri Lankan union leader joins right-wing campaign against vaccinations. wsws.org Mandatory vaccinations are not an attack on democratic rights, as claimed by CMU leader Sylvester Jayakody, but a necessary tool in a range of scientific measures that must be fought for by the international working class to eliminate COVID-19.

Staff (2021-11-26). Sanctions on Venezuela to Blame for US Purchasing More Fuel from Russia. orinocotribune.com While Washington urges its European allies to reduce their dependence on Russian energy resources and imposes sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the US itself urges Russia to supply it with more fuel, and even made its largest diesel purchase in three years. Experts on the subject explain why this trend is happening. | Four Russian tankers with a total of two million barrels of diesel fuel made from natural gas left for the United States to help mitigate the energy crisis in the North American country. This represents the highest purchase of this type since 2018, reported the Bloomberg agency, citing re…

_____ (2021-11-25). Death Squads Threaten Colombian Human Rights Defender Darnelly Rodriguez Twice In Two Weeks. popularresistance.org Darnelly Rodriguez is the Centro Pazífico coordinator and the coordinator for the Francisco Isaías Cifuentes Human Rights Network (REDDHFIC)'s Valle Del Cauca chapter. On November 19 2021, she received the second of two death threats in two weeks. This threat came from the AGC paramilitary group. She was listed along with several other social movement and union leaders in a pamphlet that was left under the door of Cali's largest labor federation.

_____ (2021-11-25). Death Squads Threaten Human Rights Defender Darnelly Rodriguez. popularresistance.org Darnelly Rodriguez is the Centro Pazífico coordinator and the coordinator for the Francisco Isaías Cifuentes Human Rights Network (REDDHFIC)'s Valle Del Cauca chapter. On November 19 2021, she received the second of two death threats in two weeks. This threat came from the AGC paramilitary group. She was listed along with several other social movement and union leaders in a pamphlet that was left under the door of Cali's largest labor federation.

_____ (2021-11-25). "Terror" Designation Of Rights Organizations Should Not Deter US-Based Activism. popularresistance.org It was a move quite aptly characterized as "authoritarian and repressive" by Palestinian poet and writer Mohammed El-Kurd in The Nation. On 19 October, the Israeli settler-colonial state designated six Palestinian human rights groups as "terror organizations." At the time, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz claimed that Addameer, Al-Haq, Defense for Children International – Palestine, the Bisan Center for Research and Development, the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees, and the Union of Agricultural Work Committees are tied to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP.)…

_____ (2021-11-25). 'Terror' Designation Should Not Deter US-Based Activism. popularresistance.org It was a move quite aptly characterized as "authoritarian and repressive" by Palestinian poet and writer Mohammed El-Kurd in The Nation. On 19 October, the Israeli settler-colonial state designated six Palestinian human rights groups as "terror organizations." At the time, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz claimed that Addameer, Al-Haq, Defense for Children International – Palestine, the Bisan Center for Research and Development, the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees, and the Union of Agricultural Work Committees are tied to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP.)…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-25). At least 27 refugees die attempting to cross English Channel. peoplesdispatch.org To prevent more deaths in the future, human rights groups in the UK have reiterated their demand for reforms in the hostile policies adopted by the Conservative government which force refugees to take unnecessary risks to enter the country…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-11-25). West throws Palestinian rights groups to the wolves. greenleft.org.au The recent criminalisation of Palestinian human rights groups is the logical outcome of decades of impunity and repression against any challenge to Israel's regime of apartheid, writes Maureen Clare Murphy.

_____ (2021-11-25). International Day Of Solidarity With The Palestinian People. popularresistance.org Over the past 18 months, calls for a UN-led investigation into Israeli apartheid have intensified globally, most notably from South Africa and Namibia, as well as from hundreds of political and civil society leaders in the Global South. The UK Labour Party's conference in October also overwhelmingly voted for condemning Israeli apartheid and upholding Palestinian human rights. In June, former UN chief Ban Ki-moon suggested that Israel is imposing apartheid on Palestinians. Now is the time for the UN to act against apartheid Israel #UNinvestigateApartheid! Take Action Now With Effective Solidarity Actions With Pal…

_____ (2021-11-25). This International Day Of Solidarity With The Palestinian People. popularresistance.org Over the past 18 months, calls for a UN-led investigation into Israeli apartheid have intensified globally, most notably from South Africa and Namibia, as well as from hundreds of political and civil society leaders in the Global South. The UK Labour Party's conference in October also overwhelmingly voted for condemning Israeli apartheid and upholding Palestinian human rights. In June, former UN chief Ban Ki-moon suggested that Israel is imposing apartheid on Palestinians. Now is the time for the UN to act against apartheid Israel #UNinvestigateApartheid! Take Action Now With Effective Solidarity Actions With Pal…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-25). India's anti-terror body arrests prominent Kashmir-based activist in a raid. peoplesdispatch.org Human rights activist Khurram Parvez was arrested and charged under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act following a raid at his Srinagar residence by the National Investigation Agency…

editor (2021-11-25). Grandmother Arrested at Drone Base While Distributing Leaflets. indybay.org Handcuffed and detained for 2+ hours, dressed in a "bunny suit," to highlight U.S. military's role in climate crisis, global mass extinction…

_____ (2021-11-25). Indian Farmers Defend The Rights Of Farmers Everywhere. popularresistance.org On November 19, 2021, India's prime minister Narendra Modi said, "[W]e have decided to repeal all three agricultural laws." The prime minister was referring to the three agriculture laws that were rushed through the parliament in 2020. During his speech to announce the rollback, Modi told the farmers that they "should return to [their] homes, fields and to [their] families. Let's make a fresh start." At no point did Modi admit that his government had passed laws that would negatively impact the farmers, who have spent a year protesting the laws thrust upon them.

The Global Research Team (2021-11-25). This Holiday Season, Be Our Santa! Support Global Research. globalresearch.ca We are into the second year of this whole COVID-19 pandemic and instead of normalcy, "democratic governments" are sleep-walking into tyranny. People are stripped of their rights and freedoms. Those who resist the globalist agenda of mass vaccination suffer from …

ecns.cn (2021-11-25). China protests U.S. sanctions on 12 Chinese enterprises. ecns.cn China expressed strong protest against the U.S. sanctions on 12 Chinese enterprises, Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) spokesperson said at a regular news briefing on Thursday.

Jenny Pierson (2021-11-25). Cuba: Five Years After Fidel. independentmediainstitute.org Fidel Castro died five years ago, but I feel like decades have passed in Cuba since November 25, 2016. Trump arrived and passed slowly with his string of sanctions that have felt worse than ever because of the pandemic. Then came Biden with his faint-hearted court, reeling us each day with veiled or direct threats, …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-25). Cuba: Five Years After Fidel Castro. libya360.wordpress.com Rosa Miriam Elizalde The Cuban leader has begun to exist in other ways. He is still there and will continue to be. Fidel Castro died five years ago, but I feel like decades have passed in Cuba since November 25, 2016. Donald Trump arrived and passed slowly with his string of sanctions that have felt…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-25). Jorge Arreaza on Venezuela Recovering from Sanctions In New Post-Petro Economic Plan. libya360.wordpress.com Mnar Adley UN Special Rapporteurs estimate that 100,000 people have died in Venezuela in the last decade because of the lack of medicine brought on by U.S. sanctions. Nearly 60% of those deaths took place under the Trump administration after Washington escalated its economic warfare on the Bolivarian state. During the Trump era, Jorge Arreaza…

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