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2021-12-02: News Headlines

Staff (2021-12-02). àìmicron se desparrama en las principales ciudades brasileñas. cubadebate.cu El secretario de Salud de la Alcaldía de San Pablo, Edson Aparecido, dijo hoy que "no se descarta" la posibilidad de que la variante Omicron haya comenzado a dispersarse por esa metrópolis de 12 millones de habitantes. Ante el riesgo de un rebrote de la pandemia San Pablo determinó que dos hospitales sean preparados para recibir sólo enfermos de coronavirus con esta cepa.

PSL Asheville (2021-12-02). Activists bring message of climate justice to Asheville Holiday Parade. zcomm.org "Today, we marched for peace and a future for our children; what could be more in the spirit of the season than that?"

Jessica Glenza (2021-12-02). A Timeline of US Abortion Rights Since Roe v Wade. zcomm.org When the all-male supreme court ruled to protect abortion rights in 1973, activists didn't foresee the fight that lay ahead…

Jennifer Morgan (2021-12-02). Climate Justice Doesn't Start With Politicians. It Starts in the Streets. zcomm.org The only reason we got where we did in Glasgow was because the youth, Indigenous leaders, activists and countries on the climate frontline forced concessions that were grudgingly given…

Ana Perdigón (2021-12-02). CNE's Roberto Picón Issues Statement on Electoral Ruling in Barinas. orinocotribune.com One of the five rectors of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Roberto Picón, issued a statement regarding the ruling that ordered new elections to be held in the state of Barinas. According to Picón, the electoral authority was not made aware of the disqualification of the opposition candidate Freddy Superlano at the time of his registration. | Through a statement published on his Twitter account, Picón wrote that the CNE was unaware of Freddy Superlano's ineligibility condition, pursuant to a resolution of the comptroller general dated August 17, 2021. | "I put on record that the disqualification of c…

Staff (2021-12-02). Opposition Governors Describe Meeting with President Maduro as Positive. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday night, November 30, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, held a meeting with newly elected opposition governors and municipal opposition authorities. | Through their social media networks, Zulia's governor-elect Manuel Rosales, Nueva Esparta's governor-elect Morel Rodríguez, and Cojedes' governor-elect Alberto Galindez described the meeting with the head of state as positive. The gathering was convened in order to present and address the problems of the representatives' respective states. | On his Twitter account, Rosales thanked the president for his "receptivity to what was raised" and describ…

Luis Chirino (2021-12-01). Cuba tightens restriction on eight South African nations as Omicron spreads. america.cgtn.com Cuba has announced a tightening of COVID-19 safety protocols at its airports, particularly on travelers from eight southern African nations following the spread of the new variant Omicron. Find out more.

_____ (2021-12-01). "Summit for Democracy" — Enhancing Empire, Not Defending "Democracy" journal-neo.org The very first "Summit for Democracy" will be held in early December 2021. Organized by the United States, it will include "leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector," all unilaterally picked by the United States who, by implication, has unilaterally declared itself arbiter of which nations are deemed "democratic" and by process of …

Staff (2021-12-01). Amazon Workers in Alabama Get New Shot at Union After NLRB Rules Company Broke the Law in 1st Vote. democracynow.org Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama may soon get another chance to decide whether to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Amazon violated U.S. labor law while waging an aggressive anti-unionization campaign against warehouse workers earlier this year in Bessemer, Alabama. This comes as Amazon workers worldwide from Bangladesh to Germany campaigned on Black Friday for fairer working conditions under the banner, "Make Amazon Pay." "If Amazon is trying to eat the world, it's also bringing many disparate sets of workers and activists and communities together to fight against the…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-12-01). Venezuela Greets Xiomara Castro's 'Historic Mandate' in Honduran Election. venezuelanalysis.com Castro's win marks yet another victory for the left in Latin America.

capitaldaily (2021-12-01). Despite promised reforms, Fairy Creek is far from over. capitaldaily.ca Deferrals and changes to logging legislation is coming. But the activists aren't leaving.

Hatem Abudayyeh (2021-12-01). Black and Palestinian Unity Is Powerful. Jamaal Bowman Should Support BDS. truthout.org If U.S. Congressman Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) truly believes that Palestinians deserve Bowman recently went on a c…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-12-01). Iran not to sacrifice national rights for fake deadlines. en.mehrnews.com Iran has entered the 7th round of talks in Vienna with clear demands and proposals and is ready to engage as long as needed, but will not sacrifice the nation's rights for the sake of deadlines, senior Iranian diplomat said.

Staff (2021-12-01). Israeli regime trumpeting lies to poison Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com "Israeli regime whose existence relies on tension is at it again, trumpeting lies to poison Vienna talks," the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Wednesday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-12-01). Iran nuclear talks for sanctions removal to end this weekend. en.mehrnews.com US government officials on Wednesday claimed that ongoing nuclear talks in Austrian capital Vienna, aimed at removal of US anti-Iran sanctions, would end on Thursday or Friday.

Brasil de Fato (2021-12-01). Chile's far-right candidate tours the US. peoplesdispatch.org José Antonio Kast, the far right-wing candidate who is in the second round of the Chilean presidential elections, is touring the United States this week. According to the Chilean press, the politician, who is a defender of dictator Augusto Pinochet, seeks to "dispel concerns" that he is an "extremist". | Kast embarked for the United States on Monday November 29 and has already had a meeting with Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a congressman allied with former President Donald Trump and a declared enemy of the governments of Venezuela and Cuba. Rubio is an advocate of gun ownership and advocates against legislatio…

Clodovaldo Hernandez (2021-12-01). Isaías Rodríguez: Barinas Case Could Harm the Credibility of the Elections. orinocotribune.com Isaías Rodríguez, former attorney general and former vice president of Venezuela, warned that with the intervention of the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Court in the Barinas governorship case, Venezuela may lose the credibility that it has been able to build though the elections, both nationally and internationally. | In the opinion of Rodríguez, who was also a member of the constituent assemblies of 1999 and 2017, the Electoral Chamber does not have competence to decide on an electoral result such as that of Barinas, since it is a matter that should be decided by the Constitutional Court. | "I speak fundament…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-12-01). Does Henrique Capriles Want to 'Knock Down' Juan Guaidó? orinocotribune.com After the defeat suffered by Venezuelan opposition groups in the mega-elections of November 21, there is talk about the need for the right to renew its leadership in the coming weeks, facing future political and electoral challenges. One of the names most frequently mentioned is that of Henrique Capriles, as a possible replacement for former deputy Juan Guaidó. | In this sense, the debate increased within the right around the figure of Guaidó and his imaginary "interim government," lacking any legitimacy and questioned from within the oppositionist ranks themselves, who accuse him of not meeting objectives set al…

Staff (2021-12-01). Barinas State PSUV Governor Argenis Chávez Resigns. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, November 30, Argenis Chávez announced his resignation as governor of the state of Barinas. Chávez made the decision to comply with the two complex judgments made by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) this week related to the counting of votes and a second election that will take place in the eastern Venezuelan state. The resignation was issued despite the fact that the TSJ statements did not mention anything regarding Chávez's position being in question. | In addition, Chávez resigned from his candidacy for re-election for the new elections that will be held in the state on January 9, 2022, while an…

Staff (2021-12-01). Jorge Rodríguez: We Are Not and Will Not Be Anyone's Colony. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, November 30, the plenary of the Venezuelan National Assembly (AN) approved an Agreement of Support and Congratulations for the Brave People of Venezuela for their participation in the November 21 elections. | The president of the National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez, emphasized that on November 21 peace won, "the people of Venezuela won. What we are experiencing is a second struggle for our independence. What they [the right] wanted for Venezuela was the dissolution of the Republic and they supported all that by those who claim to be representatives of the opposition in Venezuela and now they want the p…

Staff (2021-12-01). Leopoldo López's Latest Gaff: He Calls on People to Take to the Streets over Supreme Court's Barinas Decision. orinocotribune.com On Monday, November 30, Leopoldo López, fugitive from Venezuelan justice, claimed that protests regarding the decision issued by the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Court over the Barinas governorship election "are legitimate and necessary." | López, who currently resides in Spain, wrote on Twitter that, despite the "traps and obstacles, Freddy Superlano won; he had all the ballots, people took to the streets to defend his victory; the CNE delayed his proclamation and now the Supreme Court's invalid decision suspends the results over the count of three ballots." | López reiterated that in the midst of an "usurpa…

Staff (2021-12-01). Leopoldo López's Latest Gaffe: He Calls on People to Take to the Streets over Supreme Court's Barinas Decision. orinocotribune.com On Monday, November 30, Leopoldo López, fugitive from Venezuelan justice, claimed that protests regarding the decision issued by the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Court over the Barinas governorship election "are legitimate and necessary." | López, who currently resides in Spain, wrote on Twitter that, despite the "traps and obstacles, Freddy Superlano won; he had all the ballots, people took to the streets to defend his victory; the CNE delayed his proclamation and now the Supreme Court's invalid decision suspends the results over the count of three ballots." | López reiterated that in the midst of an "usurpa…

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2021-12-01: News Headlines

capitaldaily (2021-12-01). Despite promised reforms, Fairy Creek is far from over. capitaldaily.ca Deferrals and changes to logging legislation is coming. But the activists aren't leaving.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-12-01). Does Henrique Capriles Want to 'Knock Down' Juan Guaidó? orinocotribune.com After the defeat suffered by Venezuelan opposition groups in the mega-elections of November 21, there is talk about the need for the right to renew its leadership in the coming weeks, facing future political and electoral challenges. One of the names most frequently mentioned is that of Henrique Capriles, as a possible replacement for former deputy Juan Guaidó. | In this sense, the debate increased within the right around the figure of Guaidó and his imaginary "interim government," lacking any legitimacy and questioned from within the oppositionist ranks themselves, who accuse him of not meeting objectives set al…

Staff (2021-12-01). Barinas State PSUV Governor Argenis Chávez Resigns. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, November 30, Argenis Chávez announced his resignation as governor of the state of Barinas. Chávez made the decision to comply with the two complex judgments made by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) this week related to the counting of votes and a second election that will take place in the eastern Venezuelan state. The resignation was issued despite the fact that the TSJ statements did not mention anything regarding Chávez's position being in question. | In addition, Chávez resigned from his candidacy for re-election for the new elections that will be held in the state on January 9, 2022, while an…

Staff (2021-11-30). Headlines for November 30, 2021. democracynow.org World Health Organization Warns of "Very High" Risk Posed by Omicron Variant, Nurses Demand COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver; China Pledges 1 Billion Doses for Africa, Centers for Disease Control Strengthens Vaccine Booster Recommendation for Adults, Federal Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers in 10 States, Pentagon to Investigate U.S. Airstrike That Killed Dozens of Civilians in Syria, Iran Demands Sanctions Relief as Talks on Revived Nuclear Deal Resume in Vienna, Majority of Australian Parliament Workers Face Bullying, Sexual Harassment or Assault, Ghislaine Maxwell Sex Trafficking Trial Gets Und…

_____ (2021-11-30). Interview: Wife Of Venezuelan Diplomat 'Kidnapped' By The US. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, November 24, MintPress News Editor in Chief Mnar Adley sat down to speak with Camila Saab, the wife of imprisoned Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. | Saab was on a diplomatic mission to Iran in June 2020, where he was tasked with securing deals for food, medicine and personal protective equipment. His plane stopped off in Cabo Verde — a group of islands off the west coast of Africa — for a routine refueling. | He would never finish his journey, as, on orders from the United States government, local authorities stormed the vehicle, forcing him off the plane — an event that would begin…

Ann Brown (2021-11-30). Jussie Smollett Trial Begins, He Still Claims He Didn't Stage Fake Racial Attack with Nigerian Brothers. moguldom.com The criminal trial against actor Jussie Smollett has finally made it to the courthouse after years of delay. The former "Empire" TV star faces charges that he filed false reports of a racist and homophobic attack. He is being tried for six counts of felony disorderly conduct for making false reports to law enforcement. Smollett …

_____ (2021-11-30). Line 3 Replacement Has Been Completed So Why Are Activists Still Camping Out? popularresistance.org Every few days, Jaike Spotted-Wolf walks over to a well near Camp Migizi to refill several five-gallon water containers. At the camp, where Spotted-Wolf is one of several matriarchs, there is no plumbing, no pipes and no faucets. Residents take turns getting water, which they need for basics such as cooking and showers. | The camp was — and is — one of several resistance camps formed to oppose Enbridge's now-completed Line 3 project, which replaced a corroding oil pipeline built in the 1960s with a new, larger pipeline. The pipeline runs through northern Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin. Nearly a mont…

PSL Asheville (2021-11-30). Activists bring message of climate justice to Asheville Holiday Parade. liberationnews.org "We don't wanna take away from a good time, but we do want to take the opportunity to help people understand that there is a climate emergency in this world that we live in," said Ken Jones, a local organizer interviewed by Liberation.

Anand Naidoo (2021-11-30). The Heat: Iran nuclear talks. america.cgtn.com Can the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal be revived from the brink of collapse? | We'll bring you the latest on the new round of talks in Vienna.

Prasad S Kulkarni, Chandrasekaran Padmapriyadarsini, Johan Vekemans, Ashish Bavdekar, Madhu Gupta, Praveen Kulkarni, B S Garg, Nithya J Gogtay, Muralidhar Tambe, Sanjay Lalwani, Kiranjit Singh, Renuka Munshi, Sushant Meshram, T S Selvavinayagam, Krishna Pandey, Devi Madhavi Bhimarasetty, S R Ramakrishnan, Chetanraj Bhamare, Abhijeet Dharmadhikari, Rajeev Vadakkedath, Cyrille J Bonhomme, Madhuri Thakar, Swarali N Kurle, Elizabeth J Kelly, Manish Gautam, Nivedita Gupta, Samiran Panda, Balram Bhargava, Umesh Shaligram, Dhananjay Kapse, Bhagwat Gunale, COVISHIELD Study Group (2021-11-30). A phase 2/3, participant-blind, observer-blind, randomised, controlled study to assess the safety and immunogenicity of SII-ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (COVID-19 vaccine) in adults in India. thelancet.com SII-ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 has a non-inferior immune response compared to AZD1222 and an acceptable safety/reactogenicity profile. Pharmacovigilance should be maintained to detect any safety signals.

_____ (2021-11-30). Who Can Make an Atom Bomb Faster? Iran or Japan? journal-neo.org Tensions over the proliferation of nuclear weapons have recently increased significantly amid problems with the nuclear deal with Iran, of which one of the signatories to it, the United States, withdrew on the initiative of ex-President Donald Trump in 2018, and the current White House administration has so far unsuccessfully tried to restore it, but …

Reinaldo Iturriza (2021-11-30). The Battle of Ideas and the War of Interpretations. orinocotribune.com -By Reinaldo Iturriza | There is a certain bitterness which I perceive amongst those wishing to direct the the current debate concerning the implications of Venezuela's most recent elections. These official spokespersons—and, most pointedly, certain commentators—exhibit the vague uneasiness of those who aspire to monopolize the truth and struggle to tolerate conflicting perspectives. | It's something, and I must stress this, which can be widely identified across Venezuela's political spectrum. That is to say, apart from being vague, this uneasiness can be found in all corners of Venezuela's political…

Staff (2021-11-30). Supreme Court Orders CNE to Suspend Vote Recount in Barinas & Hold New Election in January. orinocotribune.com Caracas, November 30, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com)—This Monday, November 29, Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) Electoral Chamber issued a ruling requesting that the elections for governor in Barinas state be redone in January. Some analysts interpret that the ruling also stipulates that opposition (MUD) candidate Freddy Superlano is ineligible to hold public office, according to a comptroller's office administrative decision from August 17 of this year. | On Sunday, November 21, a few hours after regional and municipal elections were held in Venezuela, National Electoral Council (CNE) president, Pedro…

Editor2 (2021-11-30). Washington's Lackeys and the Elections in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Verbena Córdula — Nov 27, 2021 | Despite the fact that independent international observers have confirmed and revealed that the elections that took place in Venezuela were exemplary, the establishment insists on stigmatising the Bolivarian country through articles that seek to cast suspicion on the electoral process in that country. | It is truly regrettable how some groups think they own the world and want to impose their worldview, even if they harm millions of people, as is the case of the Venezuelan population, which for years has been sacrificed by the arrogance of those who cannot stand the struggle…

Marco Teruggi (2021-11-30). Chavismo Consolidates its Power in the Face of a Divided Opposition. orinocotribune.com By Marco Teruggi — Nov 23, 2021 | Chavismo won in last week's regional elections. This is demonstrated by the national political map which, in terms of governorships, now shows 20 states in the hands of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and three in the hands of different opposition forces, an irreversible landscape with the exception of the state of Barinas, which, in the afternoon hours of Monday was still under final count. 20 state capitals also remained in the hands of Chavismo and, out of the total of 335 mayoralties at stake, the PSUV won in 205 of them, a figure still in the process of b…

A Guest Author (2021-11-30). Venezuela's mega-elections: Despite U.S. sanctions, COVID and economic crisis, Chavismo wins majority of states. workers.org By William Camacaro and Frederick Mills Caracas, Venezuela This slightly edited article first appeared on the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) website on Nov. 22 at tinyurl.com/2p8n6n87. The article was updated on Nov. 23. Translations into English are by the authors. Venezuelans celebrate Chavismo 2021 electoral victories. On Sunday, Nov. . . . |

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