2020-11-27: News Headlines

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-27). Dangerous Crossroads: NATO's Attempted Infringement of Russia's Airspace and Maritime Borders. globalresearch.ca Recent attempted infringements of Russia's airspace and maritime borders by NATO are very dangerous instances of de-facto brinksmanship intended to provoke the Eurasian Great Power into reacting in a way that could then be manipulated as the "plausible pretext" for …

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-27). Anti-Iran Saber Rattling. globalresearch.ca For over 40 years, the US never attacked Iranian territory — other than by covert operations. | Tehran's legitimate nuclear energy program has no military component — confirmed time and again by the IAEA and US intelligence community assessments. | Investigative journalist …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-11-27). France Risks More Than It Gains by Joining U.S.-led Anti-China Efforts. globalresearch.ca COVID-19, which has thus far killed over 1.4 million people globally; the alleged treatment of the Uighur minority; the neoliberal-supporting rioters in Hong Kong; and, the trade war with Washington, have all contributed to the deterioration of China's image in …

Staff (2020-11-27). The double struggle of Black Native Americans. therealnews.com The legacy of slavery and anti-Black racism haunts Indian Country, too. To this day, Black descendants of Indigenous nations fight for acknowledgment and citizenship from their tribes.

Vijay Prashad (2020-11-27). Why Imperialism is Obsolete in Latin America. counterpunch.org In September 2018, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro visited China, where he met with China's President Xi Jinping and signed a series of important agreements on trade and culture. Toward the end of his stay, Maduro said that the two countries had built "a relationship of mutual benefit, of shared gain."

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). 250 million people participate in countrywide strike in India. peoplesdispatch.org Despite police repression and the COVID-19 pandemic, workers and farmers and their allies across India participated in the pan-India strike action against the recent neoliberal reforms pushed through by the Narendra Modi government…

John Pilger (2020-11-27). Britain's Class War on Children. counterpunch.org When I first reported on child poverty in Britain, I was struck by the faces of children I spoke to, especially the eyes. They were different: watchful, fearful. In Hackney, in 1975, I filmed Irene Brunsden's family. Irene told me she gave her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes. "She doesn't tell me she's hungry, she

Rod Driver (2020-11-27). The War Crimes of Bush and Blair — Afghanistan and Iraq. globalresearch.ca "The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law…We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to …

Pepe Escobar (2020-11-27). Maradona: The Fragile God of the Global South. globalresearch.ca His life was a running planetary pop opera for the ages. From Somalia to Bangladesh, everyone is familiar with the basic contours of his story — the pibe from Villa Fiorito, a poor suburb of Buenos Aires ("I am a …

John Pilger (2020-11-27). Britain's Class War on Children. globalresearch.ca In this abridged article published by the London Daily Mirror & based on his 1975 film, Smashing Kids, John Pilger describes class as Britain's most virulent disease, causing record levels of child poverty. | *** | When I first reported on child …

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Brian Berletic (2020-11-27). Video: Why US-Funded Mobs Are Attacking Thai-Chinese Relations. globalresearch.ca Thailand's ongoing US-funded anti-government protests aren't "pro-democracy," they are anti-Chinese. | Just like in Hong Kong, the US is attempting to create crisis for China and its allies and impede both China's and Asia's rise upon the global stage. | I go …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). Despite eight-year struggle, Tazreen fire victims in Bangladesh yet to get justice. peoplesdispatch.org On November 24, 2012, a short-circuit triggered a massive fire at the nine-story Tazreen garment factory in Ashulia,. Over 110 workers were killed. Eight years on, many of the families of victims and survivors are still in a bad state…

Tony Cartalucci (2020-11-27). Taiwan: A US Foothold Before a Chinese Tidal Wave. globalresearch.ca Taiwan has found itself increasingly in the middle of the growing power struggle between a waning US and a rising China. | Taiwan is recognized by both the UN and the vast majority of the world's nations including (officially) the United …

Armen Tigranakert (2020-11-27). European Sanctions Against Turkey Are More Likely than Ever. globalresearch.ca Another scandal erupted in relations between Turkey and the EU — on November 22, the Turkish merchant vessel, Roseline A, was detained and fully inspected by personnel of German frigate Hamburg in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, 160 nautical miles north …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). Palestinian administrative detainee Maher al-Akhras free at last. peoplesdispatch.org Palestinian administrative detainee Maher al-Akhras was finally released from Israeli custody on November 26, Thursday. Al-Akhras had earlier been on a 104-day hunger strike to protest his illegal administrative detention by Israel and to demand his release. He agreed to end his hunger strike after successfully securing an agreement for his release at the end of his current term of administration detention, which would have otherwise most likely been renewed for another term. | Since reaching the agreement, al-Akhras has been treated at the Israeli Kaplan hospital. He was transferred there from prison due to a dr…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). Turkey sentences over 300 people to life for their alleged involvement in 2016 failed coup attempt. peoplesdispatch.org More than 470 people were tried for their alleged involvement in a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016 to overthrow Erdogan out of which the court found 337 guilty…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Scientist's assassination a coward move with Israeli role. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif strongly condemned the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist, saying the coward move had serious indications of the Israeli regime's role.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Iran to make terrorists regret their act. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — A military aide to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution said Iran will make the terrorists who are behind the assassination of its nuclear scientist regret their act.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Velayati condemns assassination of Iranian scientist. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 28 (MNA) — Adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution for International Affairs said that the visible and hidden perpetrators of the assassination of martyr Fakhrizadeh should wait for the revenge of Iranian nation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Israel behind attack on Iranian scientist: NY Times reports. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — New York Times quoted intelligence officials as saying that Israel regime was behind the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). SEC services obliged to identify those behind assassination. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Condemning the assassination of Iranian scientists, Iran's Judiciary Chief said that the intelligence and security services and the relevant judicial authorities are obliged to identify those behind the assassination.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Enemies not to stop plotting against Iran: Amir-Abdollahian. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Stating that the enemies will not stop plotting against the country, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the nuclear scientist assassination shows the US-Zionist effort to continue to hit the advancement of science in Iran.

Kareem Chehayeb (2020-11-27). Lebanon economic crisis: How a central bank audit turned into a quagmire. middleeasteye.net Lebanon economic crisis: How a central bank audit turned into a quagmire | Lebanon's rulers need to audit the bank to access vital finance – but will they risk exposing their own corruption? | Fri, 11/27/2020 – 12: 22 | Graffiti depicting the governor of Lebanon's Central Bank Riad Salame with horns, with text below reading in Arabic "down with the rule of the bank" on 12 June 2020 in Beirut…

Ragip Soylu (2020-11-27). Turkey seeking to repair Saudi relations with high-level contacts. middleeasteye.net Turkey seeking to repair Saudi relations with high-level contacts | Ankara believes it is time for both countries to move on after the fallout from Khashoggi murder | Fri, 11/27/2020 – 10: 33 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) meets Saudi Arabia's King Salman during Erdogan's visit to Jeddah on 23 July 2017 (AFP) | Turkey is seeking to repair relations with Riyadh and move on from the murder of…

Mohammad Ayesh (2020-11-27). Arabic press review: 'Mass corruption' probe at Saudi defence ministry. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: 'Mass corruption' probe at Saudi defence ministry | Meanwhile, French foreign minister says France is being defamed, a plane full of dollars arrives in Damascus from the UAE, and Egypt's prisoners denied visits | Fri, 11/27/2020 – 14: 45 | Saudi authorities are reportedly investigating 158 criminal cases involving 226 Saudi citizens and residents suspected of squandering hun…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-27). Clashes between rival protesters leaves four dead, dozens wounded in Iraq's south. middleeasteye.net Clashes between rival protesters leaves four dead, dozens wounded in Iraq's south | Followers of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attacked a tent camp of anti-government protesters in Nasiriyah's Haboubi Square | Fri, 11/27/2020 – 17: 45 | Tens of thousands of Sadr supporters hit the streets of Baghdad and the southern city of Nasiriyah (AFP/File photo) | Four people were shot dead and dozens of oth…

_____ (2020-11-27). Israeli blockade Has Cost Gaza $16.7 Billion. popularresistance.org Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip cost the Palestinian enclave's economy an estimated $16.7 billion in just over a decade, the United Nations said Wednesday. | The coastal enclave has been under an Israeli-enforced blockade since 2007, the year the Islamist movement Hamas took power. | In the 11 ensuing years, its economic situation deteriorated dramatically, the UN Conference on Trade and Development found in a new report. | Between 2007 and 2018, "the estimated cumulative economic cost of the Israeli occupation in Gaza under the prolonged closure and severe economic and movement restrictions and military oper…

Global Research News (2020-11-27). Selected Articles: No Thanks on Thanksgiving During US-Engineered Economic Collapse. globalresearch.ca By On Thanksgiving day, throughout the year, with likely worsening times ahead, ordinary Americans are suffering through the hardest of hard times in US history. For …

_____ (2020-11-27). U.S. Election 'Success'… And Hey Presto 'Russian Interference' Disappears. strategic-culture.org The United States' election victory of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden has yet to be officially confirmed. That requires the 500-plus Electoral College comprising the 50 federal states to cast the final vote when the constitutional body meets on December 14. Biden holds a commanding lead of over 300 delegates in the Electoral College, more than 70 above Donald Trump's quota and decisively more than the 270 threshold required for election to the White House. | Nonetheless, already one thing is indisputably clear. Biden's nominal victory from the popular vote tallies is glaring proof that Russia did not i…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). COVID-19 lockdown in Iran's Sanandaj. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — A two-week plan for covid-19 restrictions started in several Iranian cities on Saturday, November 21, according to which car traffic is prohibited from 9 PM to 4 AM. The plan has been going on for a week now.

WSWS (2020-11-27). Australian PM seeks to protect revenue from China while reasserting US alliance. wsws.org Morrison pleaded that Australia should not have to choose between its "enduring alliance" with the US and a "beneficial relationship" with China.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). Breaking barricades, braving repression, farmers reach Indian capital Delhi. peoplesdispatch.org Tens of thousands of farmers rallied to India capital city New Delhi from the neighboring States, primarily from Haryana and Punjab. Despite everything the govt. threw at them, they marched on…

commondreams (2020-11-27). NIAC Statement on the Attempted Assassination of Iranian Nuclear Scientist. commondreams.org ______________________________…

_____ (2020-11-27). Community Wants Justice For Mother Of Three Killed By Teen Driver. popularresistance.org Saint Paul, MN — A small crowd gathered on the West Side of St. Paul Sunday afternoon to demand justice for a woman who was fatally run over by a teenage driver. According to family and witnesses, Karina Chosa, a 35-year-old mother of three fell in the street and was fatally hit by a 16-year-old driver who has not been charged. The incident took place November 17, around 6 p.m. near the corner of George Street and Stryker Avenue in Saint Paul. Karina's mother, Michelle Gonzalez, said that the vehicle dragged her body down the road before stopping, leaving Karina with more than a dozen broken bones.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Iranian Navy' authority nullifies dream of Global Arrogance. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces said that grandeur and authority of Navy Force of Islamic Republic of Iran nullified dream of Global Arrogance and foreign powers to dominate security components of the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Terror attack not to set back Iran nuclear program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Spokesman for Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that assassination of nuclear scientists does not set back Iran's nuclear program.

Badri Raina (2020-11-27). How AIMIM Has Emerged As the Principal Challenger of the BJP, Not 'Secular' Parties. zcomm.org Although launched from a dominantly Muslim base, the Owaisi-led AIMIM sees itself as a new political force that seeks to speak not just for Muslims but a conglomerate of India's marginalised sections.

Staff (2020-11-27). Differing Mask Mandates in Georgia Schools Put Teachers at Risk for COVID. truthout.org Masks were optional, and about half of the children wore them. So did the receptionist, but only sporadically, according to several teachers. | Within a couple of days, the receptionist was out sick. Another receptionist called in sick as well. Both had caught the coronavirus, according to social media posts. In the ensuing weeks, a wave of cases would rush through the building — an outbreak for which district leaders blamed the community rather than the lack of a mask mandate in the schoo…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Hard revenge awaiting scientist's assassination perpetrators. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces said that terrorist groups and the commanders and perpetrators of the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh should be aware that severe revenge awaits them.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). Iran offers full commitment to JCPOA if Biden decides to re-join the nuclear deal and lift all sanctions. peoplesdispatch.org The Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the deal in May 2018 and imposed various sanctions against Iran without any international approval…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). VIDEO: Israeli police act brutally for not wearing masks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — The footage hear shows how Zionist police are brutally behaving with Israeli settlers in the occupied lands for not wearing masks.

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-26). US Propaganda War on China. globalresearch.ca US trade, legislative and propaganda war rage against China. | Will it turn hot after hawkish interventionists infesting the Biden/Harris regime's national security team take over in January? | Is what's unthinkable possible? What's gone on since the Obama/Biden regime's 2013 Asia …

sputniknews (2020-11-26). France Not Recognizing Independence of Republic of Artsakh, Foreign Ministry Says. sputniknews.com PARIS (Sputnik) — France is not recognizing the independence of the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh, which controls a part of Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh region, despite the relevant resolution of the national Senate, a spokesperson for the French Foreign Ministry said.

Mark Fiore (2020-11-26). Giving Thanks the Turkeys Are Leaving. progressive.org It looks like the Trump Administration might go out with a whimper instead of a civil insurrection-inducing bang.

MEE and agencies (2020-11-26). Gaza blockade has pushed more than one million people below poverty line. middleeasteye.net Gaza blockade has pushed more than one million people below poverty line | UN report says that 11-year blockade of the coastal enclave cost Palestinians $16.7bn | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 12: 03 | Vehicles transporting Palestinians about to cross onto the Egyptian side wait at the Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt (AFP) | Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip has pushed more th…

Anand Naidoo (2020-11-26). The Heat: Crisis in Afghanistan. america.cgtn.com International donors pledge billions of dollars in aid to Afghanistan, but there's a catch.

Lily Galili (2020-11-26). The 'banal' trauma of Israel's nightly raids on Palestinian children. middleeasteye.net The 'banal' trauma of Israel's nightly raids on Palestinian children | Despite cosmetic reforms to Israeli military law in the West Bank, Palestinian children and their families are routinely abused | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 10: 00 | Israeli soldiers interrogate a Palestinian woman during a night raid in the occupied West Bank refugee camp of Jalazun, north of Ramallah, on 16 June 2014 (AFP) | A sudden noise p…

MEE staff (2020-11-26). Google plans fiber-optic cable linking Israel and Saudi Arabia. middleeasteye.net Google plans fiber-optic cable linking Israel and Saudi Arabia | Project would mark the latest sign of warming relations between the two historical enemies | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 13: 32 | The network will be more than 8,000km long and is expected to cost $400m (AFP) | Google is planning to deploy a fiber-optic network that will run through Saudi Arabia and Israel to open a new global internet traffic corridor, ac…

Ragip Soylu (2020-11-26). Qatar to invest billions of dollars in Turkey amid currency crisis. middleeasteye.net Qatar to invest billions of dollars in Turkey amid currency crisis | Doha government will purchase a mall and shares of Istanbul stock exchange amid a deep currency crisis in Turkey | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 14: 01 | Qatari Emir Al Thani and Turkish President Erdogan pose for cameras in Ankara on 26 November, 2020 before a bilateral meeting (Turkish Presidency/Supplied) | The Qatari government has signed new i…