2020-11-20: News Headlines

Workers World Party (2020-11-20). PDF of November 19 issue. workers.org Download the 12-page PDF. Evo Morales returns Bolivians eject coup regime Editorial: Pandemic surges, economy sputters Storms, hurricanes devastate Indigenous communities; COVID profits; Free Them All protest; COVID surges, economy sputters; Sue Davis, °presente! Stop Amazon censorship; Kaepernick: 'Free Mumia!' Elections 2020: The vote & class solidarity Im/migrant movement lessons . . . |

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-11-20). Friday 11/27: Solidarity Speaker: Direct Action for Farmworkers. indybay.org Online Zoom…

Emilio Gonzalez-Ayala (2020-11-20). El Paso at Breaking Point with Hospitals & Mobile Morgues Filling Up. zcomm.org El Paso County, an area along the U.S.-Mexico border where 80% of residents are Latinx, is facing one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the U.S. and now has 10 mobile morgues to hold bodies…

news.un (2020-11-19). Heartbreaking stories from refugees fleeing Ethiopia violence. news.un.org In a briefing to journalists on Thursday, a senior UN humanitarian official in Sudan recounted moving testimony from refugees who are crossing the border from Ethiopia in their thousands, fleeing fighting in Tigray province.

Ralph Nader (2020-11-18). Abdicating to Boeing: An Open Letter to FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson. counterpunch.org November 13, 2020 Stephen Dickson, Administrator Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) U.S. Department of Transportation 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591 Dear Mr. Dickson, It is now abundantly clear that instead of clearing out top Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operatives who have worked to make the FAA safe for Boeing, you have thrown in your

RT (2020-11-18). Canadian border officer denies questioning Huawei CFO on FBI orders, claims WIKIPEDIA sparked his suspicion. rt.com A Canadian border agent has insisted he questioned Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou about its dealings in Iran because a Wikipedia article piqued his suspicion she was a spy — denying the FBI used him to gather evidence. | Border Services Agency Superintendent Sanjit Dhillon claimed during a Tuesday court hearing that five to 10 minutes spent reviewing a Wikipedia article about Meng and Huawei had motivated him to question the CFO about her company's business in Iran upon her arrival at Vancouver airport in December 2018. | Meng's legal team, however, has claimed he was attempting to extract information on beha…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-18). Iraq and Saudi Arabia reopen their land border after 30 years. middleeasteye.net Iraq and Saudi Arabia reopen their land border after 30 years | Saudi Arabia closed its border to Iraq after Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait | Wed, 11/18/2020 – 14: 26 | The Arar border crossing between Iraq and Saudi Arabia (AFP) | Iraq and Saudi Arabia have reopened their land border 30 years after the Gulf War prompted its closure. | Top Iraqi officials including the interior minist…

Staff (2020-11-18). Mobile Morgues Fill Up in El Paso as Gov. Greg Abbott Refuses New Lockdown. truthout.org Image Credit: Reuters / Ivan Pierre Aguirre | Some Republican governors are dropping their resistance to mask mandates, as public health officials in the United States brace for a COVID-19 surge from the Thanksgiving holiday amid already record-high infection rates. However, Republican resistance to other public health safety measures continues as coronavirus cases in Texas reach record highs for a second time during the pandemic. El Paso County, an area along the U.S.-Mexico border where 80% of re…

Matthew Gonzalez (2020-11-18). California day of action defends human rights of immigrants. liberationnews.org On Nov. 14, in response to a statewide call to action, activists in Los Angeles gathered in unity with the Alliance to Defend Immigrants. The action and car caravan, starting at Mariachi Plaza and attracting about 200 activists, demanded the abolition of ICE and accountability for its atrocities. The event was hosted by the newly …

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-11-18). Ethiopian federal government announces final offensive against Tigray regional forces. peoplesdispatch.org Around 27,000 people are estimated to have fled from Ethiopia's Tigray region across the western border into Sudan. The UN refugee agency in Sudan estimated that an average of 4,000 refugees have been arriving daily…

Jaklevic M. (2020-11-17). FDA Expands Food Safety Collaboration With Mexico. jamanetwork.com Building on a partnership signed in 2014, the FDA and its counterparts in Mexico have agreed to expand collaborative food safety efforts to cover all human food, rather than just produce, that crosses the border.