2021-11-30: News Headlines

rebekah (2021-11-30). Columbia's Student Workers Fight for a Fair Contract. inequality.org

WSWS (2021-11-30). Tennessee governor enacts reactionary legislation aimed at forcing the population to "live with the virus" wsws.org Republican Governor Bill Lee signed a bill earlier this month which bans mask mandates and provides unemployment benefits to those refusing employer-mandated vaccination against COVID-19.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-30). Libya: Where Fortune Favors the Corrupt Who Control Wealth and Arms. libya360.wordpress.com Protesters Gather in Sebha in Support of Saif Qaddafi, Demanding Free and Fair Elections and an Impartial Judiciary The electoral scene in Libya leaves no room for optimism for a better future in the foreseeable future. The main actors in the course of events are armed force on the ground, political money, and abuse of…

WSWS (2021-11-30). Biden's message to Wall Street: Mass death will not interfere with corporate profits. wsws.org In his statement Monday, the US president delivered a message to the financial markets that nothing will stand in the way of boosting the profits and wealth of the super-rich.

Staff (2021-11-29). Health Justice Advocates Say Vaccine Equity, Not "Racist" Travel Bans, Will Stop the Omicron Variant. democracynow.org We go to Cape Town, South Africa, to speak with a leading health justice advocate about how scientists in the country have identified a new Omicron coronavirus variant, and the World Health Organization warns it could be more transmissible than previous variants. Against the advice of the WHO, several countries have closed their borders to foreign travelers. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa criticized the travel bans and called on wealthy nations to help poorer nations gain greater access to COVID vaccines. The bans are "actually quite racist," says Fatima Hassan, founder and director of Health Justice Ini…

Chris Walker (2021-11-29). Medical Experts Decry Omicron Travel Bans That Unfairly Target African Countries. truthout.org As wealthy nations around the globe impose travel restrictions on southern African countries due to the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant, several health officials and government leaders have warned that such moves will do more harm than good. |

_____ (2021-11-29). A Plan To Save The Planet. popularresistance.org Four and a half million people died infected by COVID-19. This global tragedy is the prism through which we must analyse how and in whose interest the ruling system on the planet works. | In the span of a few months, the pandemic compacted political, economic, and social phenomena, the consequences of which would take years to manifest in other circumstances. | Some of the issues that were clearly magnified through the lens of the pandemic are job insecurity, deficits in health systems, inequality, North-South relations, the United Nations' failure to coordinate a collective effort, the use of unilateral coercive…

WSWS (2021-11-29). SEP Electoral Members speak out over exploitation and inequality. wsws.org "People should join the SEP because social equality is fair and for everybody" — Sally-Ann, a former aged care worker.

Sarah Anderson (2021-11-29). Biden Administration is Cracking Down on Corporate Recidivists. inequality.org

_____ (2021-11-29). Factory Workers Strike Against Poverty Pay And Abuse By Management. popularresistance.org Santa Fe Springs, California – In Santa Fe Springs, California, located in the Los Angeles area, a group of largely immigrant Latina factory workers is waging a high-stakes strike against the multibillion-dollar food manufacturing company Rich Products. Since November 3, the group of well over 100 strikers has been on the picket line at the Rich Products-owned Jon Donaire Desserts plant, demanding better wages, improved retirement benefits, and changes to the company's abusive, punitive point system, which provides workers with only three days of sick leave per year. | The striking workers are members of Local 37…

ecns.cn (2021-11-29). Xi says China will work with African countries on poverty alleviation, agriculture. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged to carry out 10 projects on poverty alleviation and agriculture, and send 500 agricultural experts to aid Africa."ÄÄ"ÄÄ…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-29). Burkina Faso: Speculations on Terror. libya360.wordpress.com Guadi Calvo Today Burkina Faso, among the five poorest countries in the world, with almost eleven million of its twenty million inhabitants living below the poverty line, finds itself in the midst of a tide of popular demonstrations, given the failure of the security policies pursued by President Roch Kaboré, re-elected last year for another…

Yves Engler (2021-11-29). South Africa Puts Canada to Shame Regarding Palestine. dissidentvoice.org Like Canada, South Africa is a former British colony and settler state. But the divide between these two countries regarding the world's most aggressive ongoing European colonialism is stark. While Pretoria assists Palestinians by advocating the boycott of a cultural event, Canadians subsidize huge private donations to a wealthy apartheid state. On November 13 the …

Igor Derysh (2021-11-29). GOP That Backed Trump Tax Cuts Now Accuse Democrats of Slashing Taxes for Rich. truthout.org Congressional Republicans who backed the 2017 Trump tax cuts for the rich are already attacking Democrats over one provision in a bill that, in most respects, will raise taxes on the wealthy. | A group of Democrats from high-tax states, led by

Igor Derysh (2021-11-29). Republicans Who Backed Trump Tax Cuts Now Accuse Dems of Slashing Taxes for Rich. truthout.org Congressional Republicans who backed the 2017 Trump tax cuts for the rich are already attacking Democrats over one provision in a bill that, in most respects, will raise taxes on the wealthy. | A group of Democrats from high-tax states, led by

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2021-11-29: News Headlines

Staff (2021-11-29). Health Justice Advocates Say Vaccine Equity, Not "Racist" Travel Bans, Will Stop the Omicron Variant. democracynow.org We go to Cape Town, South Africa, to speak with a leading health justice advocate about how scientists in the country have identified a new Omicron coronavirus variant, and the World Health Organization warns it could be more transmissible than previous variants. Against the advice of the WHO, several countries have closed their borders to foreign travelers. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa criticized the travel bans and called on wealthy nations to help poorer nations gain greater access to COVID vaccines. The bans are "actually quite racist," says Fatima Hassan, founder and director of Health Justice Ini…

Sarah Anderson (2021-11-29). Biden Administration is Cracking Down on Corporate Recidivists. inequality.org

WSWS (2021-11-29). SEP Electoral Members speak out over exploitation and inequality. wsws.org "People should join the SEP because social equality is fair and for everybody" — Sally-Ann, a former aged care worker.

ecns.cn (2021-11-29). Xi says China will work with African countries on poverty alleviation, agriculture. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged to carry out 10 projects on poverty alleviation and agriculture, and send 500 agricultural experts to aid Africa."ÄÄ"ÄÄ…

Yves Engler (2021-11-29). South Africa puts Canada to shame regarding Palestine. dissidentvoice.org Like Canada, South Africa is a former British colony and settler state. But the divide between these two countries regarding the world's most aggressive ongoing European colonialism is stark. While Pretoria assists Palestinians by advocating the boycott of a cultural event, Canadians subsidize huge private donations to a wealthy apartheid state. On November 13 the …

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