2023-11-17: News Headlines

WSWS (2023-11-17). Amid Israeli war on Gaza, Iran blocks IAEA nuclear inspectors. wsws.org Workers and youth around the world protesting against Israel's onslaught on Gaza must oppose plans for imperialist attack on Iran, including potentially with nuclear weapons.

Brian Berletic (2023-11-17). BRIAN BERLETIC — Is the US Losing Control in the Middle East? thealtworld.com Our guest today is Brian Berletic, a top-tier military and geopolitical analyst renowned for his comprehensive coverage of the Russia-Ukraine and Middle East conflicts. In our discussion, we delve into topics such as Yemeni missiles and drones, Hezbollah's anti-ship missile capabilities, the ongoing resistance in Iraq and Syria, and the recent US decision to maintain weapon supplies to Taiwan.

Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report. (2023-11-17). US Blows Off The Whole World To Punish Cuba. popularresistance.org On November 2, the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly for a resolution calling on the US to lift the trade embargo against Cuba that President John Kennedy imposed in 1962. The US and Israel were the only two nations to vote no, with Ukraine abstaining. Total dependence creates total compliance. | The US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control records complex specifics of sanctions on Cuba. There are so many that they amount to a virtual blockade. | "You talk about sanctions," says Cuban journalist Liz Oliva Fernández, "you think 'OK, maybe the United States has one, two, or three sanctions on Cuba,' bu…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-11-17). Canada: Gusanos Cheer on Israel's Genocide and Police Repression at Home. libya360.wordpress.com Jack Dempster Millions of Canadian workers, young people, Arabs, and oppressed peoples have taken to the streets in opposition to this barbaric slaughter. There is a political synergy and harmony between various right-wing elements of diasporas within the Canadian state. The Israeli Zionists, Ukrainian Banderites, Iranian Pahlavists and anti-communist Cubans, Chinese and Vietnamese have common…

Codepink (2023-11-17). CODEPINK Launches International Campaign Urging ICC Investigation into Israel's Alleged War Crimes in Gaza. pressenza.com Since the commencement of Israel's military offensive after October 7, 2023, Gaza has been subjected to a series of war crimes and crimes against humanity. According to Article 5 of the Rome Statute, the ICC holds jurisdiction in cases where states are "unable" or "unwilling" to prosecute these offenses themselves. | The CODEPINK-led campaign cites a myriad of offenses, including continuous Israeli airstrikes on densely populated civilian areas, the bombing of hospitals, schools, and United Nations buildings, the imposition of a suffocating siege, forced displacement of the population, use of toxic gas, and the d…

Peoples Dispatch (2023-11-17). Solidarity activists to stage mass shutdowns for Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org On November 17, Palestinian and anti-imperialist organizations including the Palestinian Youth Movement, the People's Forum, the ANSWER Coalition, and National Students for Justice in Palestine have called on the Palestine solidarity movement to stage shut downs of "business as usual" in solidarity with Palestine. Across the globe, students will be walking out or occupying their universities, businesses will shutter, and activists will directly target the centers of power which enable Israeli genocide in Gaza. | Actions will be taking place around the world including in Zambia, Puerto Rico, Canada, South Africa,…

Ben Norton (2023-11-17). Why Does the US Support Israel? A Geopolitical Analysis With Economist Michael Hudson. orinocotribune.com A geopolitical analysis of why the United States so strongly supports Israel: Economist Michael Hudson discusses with journalist Ben Norton. | It is crucial to stress that Israel is an extension of U.S. geopolitical power in one of the most critically important regions of the world. | In fact, it was current If we look at the Middle East, I think it's about time we stop, those of us who support…

Natalia Marques (2023-11-17). Right-wing media claims Palestine solidarity activists in the US are influenced by foreign agents. peoplesdispatch.org FOX News and other outlets, following massive pro-Palestine demonstrations across the US, claim demonstrators are driven by foreign funds not "organic rage"

Zoe Alexandra (2023-11-17). International tribunal finds US blockade of Cuba in violation of international law. peoplesdispatch.org The International Tribunal Against the Blockade of Cuba took place in the Belgian capital on November 16 and 17 and heard from dozens of witnesses from European and Cuban civil society…

krish-rad_ind (2023-11-17). Cuba Demanded The Cessation Of Aggression Against Palestine. popularresistance.org

Maximillian Alvarez (2023-11-17). Meet the activists fighting Zionism with direct action. therealnews.com With each passing day, more Israeli bombs are falling on Gaza. Over a million Palestinians have been displaced from their homes. The world is bearing witness to a genocidal military campaign to clear out Gaza once and for all. As leaders in the West continue to stand by Israel's outrageous crimes, activists and people of conscience around the world are using direct action to take matters into their own hands and disrupt the war machine themselves.

Staff (2023-11-17). Cop City Protest Tear-Gassed as Activists Face "Unprecedented" RICO & Domestic Terrorism Charges. democracynow.org Protesters in Atlanta held a week of action to stop the construction of the massive $90 million police training complex known as "Cop City" in the Weelaunee Forest. This comes as activists have been organizing for a citywide referendum on the project which officials have tied up in court. Meanwhile, 61 people facing RICO, or racketeering, and domestic terrorism charges appeared in court this month as the state tries to characterize them as "militant anarchists." We get an update from Kamau Franklin, founder of the Atlanta-based grassroots organizing collective Community Movement Builders,…

Unicorn Riot (2023-11-17). Pro-Palestinian Activists Take Over Amsterdam Central Station. unicornriot.ninja

Bennett Shoop (2023-11-17). Ceasefire vigil at DNC headquarters met with police violence. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Over 11,000 candles representing the Palestinians killed so far during Israel's war on Gaza burned brightly Wednesday night outside the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. They were lit by a group of predominantly Jewish protesters, organized by the groups Jewish Voice for Peace Action, If Not Now, and DSA, as part of an interfaith …

W. T. Whitney (2023-11-17). US Restricts Food Supplies in Dirty War on Cuba. counterpunch.org The U.S. economic blockade of Cuba promotes food shortages and puts lives at risk. The U.S. public needs to know about, understand, and reject this blockade, its operation and impact. It's no small task. The blockade proceeds automatically and quietly; human suffering is hidden. Economic embargos are a form of war, writes commentator Nicholas Mulder, who adds that "voters

Ana Luisa Brown (2023-11-17). Brazilian university launches book ®Che Guevara the Minister ® (+Photo). plenglish.com Brasilia, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Under the premise that his revolutionary thought remains today the seed of actions, the book El Ministro Che Guevara, authored by Cuban professor Tirso Saenz, was presented at the University of Brasilia (UNB).

Javier Arana Villasusa (2023-11-17). Cuban table tennis player Yunier Fernandez is close to a medal (+Photos). plenglish.com Santiago de Chile, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Yunier Fernandez took another important step towards the medals today by defeating Fernando Eberhardt from Argentina 3-0, in the second day of table tennis of the VII Parapan American Games Santiago 2023.

Democracy Now! (2023-11-17). Democracy Now! 2023-11-17 Friday. democracynow.org Headlines for November 17, 2023; Capitol Police Violently Break Up Jewish-Organized DNC Protest Calling for Gaza Ceasefire; Sharif Abdel Kouddous on the Targeting of Journalists & Israel's "Colonial Fantasy" to Depopulate Gaza; Cop City Protest Tear-Gassed as Activists Face "Unprecedented" RICO & Domestic Terrorism Charges | Headlines for November 17, 2023; Capitol Police Violently Break Up Jewish-Organized DNC Protest Calling for Gaza Ceasefire; Sharif Abdel Kouddous on the Targeting of Journalists & Israel's "Colonial Fantasy" to Depopulate Gaza; Cop City Protest Te…

Codepink (2023-11-17). CODEPINK Launches International Campaign Urging ICC Investigation into Israel's Alleged War Crimes in Gaza. dissidentvoice.org THE HAGUE — In the wake of alarming statements by Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which have been perceived as incitement to genocide in Palestine, CODEPINK and its international partners are spearheading a global letter-writing initiative calling for an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) into Israel's actions in Gaza. Since the …

CODEPINK (2023-11-17). International Campaign Urging ICC Investigation Into Israel's Alleged War Crimes in Gaza. globalresearch.ca

Luis Linares Petrov (2023-11-17). Resistance in Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen supports Gaza. plenglish.com Beirut, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Resistance in Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen maintain their actions against military positions of Israel and the United States in solidarity with the people of the Gaza Strip.

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2023-11-17). Cuban film wins award at US festival. plenglish.com Washington, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban fiction film "Cuentos de un día más" (Tales of One More Day, 2021), directed by several independent filmmakers under the general direction of renowned film director Fernando Pérez, was awarded Best Acting in the United States.

Alina Ramos Martin (2023-11-17). Court rules that blockade on Cuba violates International Law. plenglish.com Brussels, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) An international court, that for two days analyzed in this capital, the U.S. blockade against Cuba ruled that this policy violates International Law and universal norms for peaceful coexistence.

Alina Ramos Martin (2023-11-17). Cuba to host World Meeting of Dancers and Dance Academies. plenglish.com Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The 17th World Meeting of Casino and Salsa Dancers and Dance Academies will be held in this capital from November 19 to 24, and will be dedicated to Enrique Jorrín.

Alina Ramos Martin (2023-11-17). Cuban music celebrates another Grammy for Omara Portuondo. plenglish.com Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Famous Cuban singer Omara Portuondo has just won a Latin Grammy for Best Traditional Tropical Album and the Cuban Institute of Music (ICM) proclaimed that Cuban music is celebrating today.

Alina Ramos Martin (2023-11-17). Italian Culture Week begins in Cuba. plenglish.com Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The 25th Week of Italian Culture in Cuba begins in this capital with a tribute to the centenary of the birth of journalist and writer Italo Calvino, and the 120th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Ana Luisa Brown (2023-11-17). Cuba: Microscope installed to study pollution by microplastics. plenglish.com Cienfuegos, Cuba, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Professionals from the Center for Environmental Studies (CEAC) in Cienfuegos, 250 kilometers east of Havana, have installed a Confocal Raman Microscopy, and are training the personnel who will operate it.

Elsy Fors Garzon (2023-11-17). Omara Portuondo wins Latin Grammy in Traditional Tropical category. plenglish.com Seville, Spain, Nov 17 (Prensa Laina) The Diva of the Buena Vista Social Club, Cuban performer Omara Portuondo, won the Latin Grammy 2023 in the category of Best Traditional Tropical Album for her album "Vida", produced by Guatemalan Gaby Moreno.

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2023-11-17). Cuban Supreme Court president visits Luang Prabang province. plenglish.com Vientiane, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban People's Supreme Court (TSP) President Rubén Remigio Ferro continues his three-day visit to Laos on Friday with a working visit to the Luang Prabang province.

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2023-11-17). Heavy rains to persist until Saturday in eastern Cuba. plenglish.com Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The National Forecast Center of the Cuban Institute of Meteorology (INSMET) informed that the heavy rains hitting Cuba's eastern region will continue on Friday and Saturday.

krish-rad_ind (2023-11-17). US Blows Off the Whole World to Punish Cuba. blackagendareport.org

Ana Perdigón (2023-11-17). President of Colombia Will Travel to Venezuela on Official Visit. orinocotribune.com The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, will be in Venezuela on an official visit this weekend, and will meet with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolás Maduro. | Upon the completion og the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Summit, held in San Francisco, USA, the Colombian president will travel to Venezuela. This was announced on Wednesday, November 15, in an official statement of the Colombian government. | Petro is expected to arrive in Caracas on Friday, November 17. On Saturday he will meet with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro as well as other authorities of the Venezuelan government. | "On…

Ariadna Eljuri (2023-11-17). Venezuela Rejects Israeli Entity's Position Against Latin American Countries Opposing Genocide. orinocotribune.com Venezuela has issued a condemnation of the statements and actions made by the president of the Israeli settler colonial entity, Isaac Herzog, who has made verbal attacks against different nations in Latin America and the Caribbean for their positions against the genocidal Israeli entity's attacks against Palestinians in Gaza. | During an

krish-rad_ind (2023-11-17). Venezuela Rejects Israeli Entity's Position Against Latin American Countries Opposing Genocide. orinocotribune.com

Ana Luisa Brown (2023-11-17). Judgment against the blockade of Cuba opens a new stage (+Photos). plenglish.com Brussels, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The ruling against the U.S. blockade of Cuba issued in the European Parliament by an international court opens a new stage of struggle against that policy, Cuban leader Fernando Gonzalez affirmed today.

teleSUR, lfb, JDO (2023-11-17). TSJ de Venezuela ampara realización de referendo sobre Esequibo. telesurtv.net Alta corte ratifica el desconocimiento por parte de Venezuela del Laudo Arbitral de París de 1899. Subraya que solo reconocen con valor legal en cuanto a derecho internacional el Acuerdo de Ginebra de 1966.

teleSUR, rzr, SH (2023-11-17). EE.UU. ha deportado a más de 380.000 migrantes en siete meses. telesurtv.net El gobierno estadounidense reanudó recientemente las deportaciones directas a Venezuela, para frenar la migración irregular.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2023-11-17). Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran. globalresearch.ca

US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (2023-11-17). Jam the phone lines for Palestine on Friday, Nov. 17 at 12 noon ET / 9 am PT. indybay.org Join USCPR on Friday, November 17 to mobilize our masses to take action to contribute to SHUT IT DOWN FOR PALESTINE. | Let's kick off the day with a strategic mobilization: Jamming Congress's phone lines together at 12pm ET / 9am PT, Friday, November 17. While activists across the country are protesting for Palestine, make sure the phones are ringing off the hook in the halls of Congress. | We want to make sure that Members of Congress hear our demands before they leave to head home for their extended holiday recess. Now, more than ever, as Israel is limiting fuel to almost none in Gaza, and arresting journalists…

presstv.ir (2023-11-17). South Korean protesters display 2,000 shoes in solidarity with Palestinian victims. presstv.ir South Korean activists display 2,000 shoes in solidarity with Palestinian victims.

presstv.ir (2023-11-17). Iran warns of 'unavoidable' regional conflict if Israel continues Gaza war. presstv.ir The Iranian foreign minister warns against unavoidable spread of Israel's war on Gaza.

presstv.ir (2023-11-17). Iranian media condemn Israel's carnage in Gaza. presstv.ir Some 700 Iranian media slam Israel's unprecedented massacre of civilians and reporters in Gaza during its brutal attacks on the besieged Strip.

presstv.ir (2023-11-17). Pro-Palestine activists shut down BAE factory in England. presstv.ir Pro-Palestinian protesters block the entrances to the UK's BAE Systems weapons factory, calling for an end to arms sales to Israel.

presstv.ir (2023-11-17). Pro-Palestinian activists clash with police in Philippines. presstv.ir Pro-Palestinian activists in the Philippines clash with police officers.

presstv.ir (2023-11-17). Risks and rewards of digital currency market in Iran. presstv.ir "Laws should protect user rights and accommodate the views of legislative and regulatory bodies at the same time.

presstv.ir (2023-11-17). Attack on al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza clear example of war crimes: Iran. presstv.ir The spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry has condemned the Israeli attack on the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza as a "clear example" of war crimes.

presstv.ir (2023-11-17). Iran: US ups intensity of Gaza war by supporting Israel; Palestinian resistance 'legitimate'. presstv.ir Iran considers the US to be culpable of increasing the intensity of the Israeli regime's ongoing genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.

presstv.ir (2023-11-17). 'Stop killing innocent kids': Pro-Palestinians rally inside Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. presstv.ir Hundreds of pro-Palestine activists gathered at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport to protest the ongoing war in Gaza.

presstv.ir (2023-11-17). Iran not behind resistance front's decision to attack US interests: FM. presstv.ir Iran's foreign minister says the country has had no role in the recent attacks by resistance groups in Iraq and Syria on US-run bases.

presstv.ir (2023-11-17). Israel's Western backers 'in no position' to preach about human rights: Iran. presstv.ir Iran's foreign ministry spokesman has censured certain Western countries for drafting and voting for an anti-Iran UN resolution.

presstv.ir (2023-11-17). IRGC chief: Israel, US facing a 'quagmire' in Gaza. presstv.ir Chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami says Palestinian youths are adapting to new reality in Gaza, where Israel and the US are facing a "quagmire".

presstv.ir (2023-11-17). Gen. Qaani: 'Axis of Resistance' stays united with Gaza fighters. presstv.ir The head of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has assured the military wing of Hamas in the Gaza Strip of the solidarity of the "Axis of Resistance" with Palestinian fighters.

presstv.ir (2023-11-17). Gen. Qaani: 'Axis of Resistance' united with Gaza fighters. presstv.ir The head of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has assured the military wing of Hamas in the Gaza Strip of the solidarity of the "Axis of Resistance" with Palestinian fighters.

presstv.ir (2023-11-17). Iran FM warns of war escalation in 'frank' talks with French counterpart. presstv.ir Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says he warned in a meeting with his French counterpart that if the situation in Gaza continues, any possibility is possible, including further expansion of the war.

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