2020-11-26: News Headlines

Alex MacDonald (2020-11-26). Egyptian human rights activist dies after contracting Covid-19. middleeasteye.net Egyptian human rights activist dies after contracting Covid-19 | Hafez Abu Seada, co-founder of the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights, was diagnosed with coronavirus in mid-November | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 16: 35 | Hafez Abu Seada and his wife Nehad Abo El Komsan (Facebook) | Hafez Abu Seada, a Leading Egyptian human rights activist, has died after contracting Covid-19, his wife announced on Th…

Alex MacDonald (2020-11-26). Egyptian human-rights activist dies after contracting Covid-19. middleeasteye.net Egyptian human-rights activist dies after contracting Covid-19 | Hafez Abu Seada, co-founder of Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights, was diagnosed with coronavirus in mid-November | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 16: 35 | Hafez Abu Seada and wife Nehad Abo El Komsan (Facebook) | Hafez Abu Seada, a leading Egyptian human-rights activist, has died after contracting Covid-19, his wife said on Thursday. | Sea…

John Pilger (2020-11-26). Britain's Class War on Children. zcomm.org Study after study shows that the people who suffer and die early from the diseases of poverty brought on by a poor diet, sub-standard housing and the priorities of the political elite and its hostile "welfare" officials — are working people…

Wet'suwet'en land defenders (2020-11-26). Wednesday 11/25: Shut Down KKR Digital Day of Action — Divest from the Coastal GasLink pipeline. indybay.org Call, email and tweet at KKR all day on Wednesday. Let them know that their investment in the Coastal GasLink pipeline project is not a good one. KKR should divest now! | San Francisco: (415) 315-3620 | Investor-Relations@kkr.com | twitter.com/KKR_Co | [more contact info below]…

RT (2020-11-25). WATCH: Australian teen choked UNCONSCIOUS by pub guard, head hits floor with a THUD, video used as ANTI-MASK political fodder. rt.com The sound of an Australian teenager's head hitting the floor in a video circulating on social media might be called the thud heard 'round the world, but the footage was spun falsely as the latest example of Covid-19 mask tyranny. | The video, which made the rounds on social media on Wednesday, starts with a skinny and unconscious teenager being carried from behind in a chokehold by a portly security guard. The guard throws the teen down, leading to his head hitting the floor with a loud thud, then picks him up like a ragdoll by his shirt and trousers, carrying his lifeless-looking body out the door. | It tu…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-25). 'Faint and shaky' Loujain al-Hathloul transferred to Saudi terrorism court. middleeasteye.net 'Faint and shaky' Loujain al-Hathloul transferred to Saudi terrorism court | Family warns that women's rights activist looks visibly weak after more than two years in jail | Wed, 11/25/2020 – 16: 33 | Undated photograph released on 6 August 2019 on Facebook page of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul shows her at undisclosed location (AFP) | Imprisoned Saudi women's rights activist Loujain…

Daniel Hilton (2020-11-25). Libya: US sanctions Kaniyat militia suspected of killing hundreds. middleeasteye.net Libya: US sanctions Kaniyat militia suspected of killing hundreds | Armed group, which is part of Haftar's LNA, accused of human rights abuses in the Libyan town of Tarhuna | Wed, 11/25/2020 – 15: 27 | Mohammed al-Kani and his brother Abdul Rahman al-Kani (Social media) | The United States on Wednesday unilaterally sanctioned the Kaniyat, a militia accused of murdering hundreds of civilians in the…

Nadda Osman (2020-11-25). Israel-UAE deal: Netanyahu and Mohammed bin Zayed's Nobel Peace Prize nomination denounced. middleeasteye.net Israel-UAE deal: Netanyahu and Mohammed bin Zayed's Nobel Peace Prize nomination denounced | Social media users have called the nominations a mockery, citing human rights abuses by the leaders | Wed, 11/25/2020 – 14: 38 | Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been put forward for the Nobel Peace Prize (AFP) | The latest nomination for the Nobel…

Akram Al-Waara (2020-11-25). Israeli soldiers attack medics treating injured Palestinian in Jordan Valley. middleeasteye.net Israeli soldiers attack medics treating injured Palestinian in Jordan Valley | The disturbing video footage of the attack went viral on Palestinian social media overnight, sparking an uproar by human rights advocates | Wed, 11/25/2020 – 14: 03 | "> | An Israeli soldier fires teargas against Palestinian protesters during a protest against Jewish settlements on 24 Nove…

Kristen Lopez (2020-11-25). Ken Jennings' past tweets mocking the disabled surface after "Jeopardy" guest hosting announcement. salon.com This is not the first time Jennings has been cited for cruelty in his tweets…

_____ (2020-11-25). Framing Climate Change as a "National Security Priority" Isn't A Clever Maneuver To Get People To Care. popularresistance.org On November 23, President-elect Joe Biden announced that former Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry will serve as special envoy on climate and have a seat on the National Security Council. Kerry immediately followed the news with a tweet that declared, "America will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is." | As laid out in Episode 122 of Citations Needed (the podcast I co-host), this "national security" approach to climate is loaded down with contradictions, PR spin, and potential dangers.

MEE staff (2020-11-24). French app users sue Muslim Pro over alleged data sharing with US military. middleeasteye.net French app users sue Muslim Pro over alleged data sharing with US military | Lawsuit accuses Muslim Pro of data protection offences, abuse of trust, endangering other people's lives, and conspiracy to commit murder | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 15: 50 | Muslim Pro told MEE that it denies selling its data to US military and that it was ending all sharing of its data with companies (Facebook/Muslim Pro) | French users of…

Ian Cobain (2020-11-24). British military operating in scores of locations across Middle East. middleeasteye.net British military operating in scores of locations across Middle East | UK forces have 23 bases and personnel in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Gulf states and the US embassy in Jerusalem | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 11: 39 | British and Omani tank crews photographed during exercises in Oman in 2018 (Twitter) | The UK government is maintaining a military presence at scores of facilities across the Middle East, according…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-24). Donald 'I Concede NOTHING!' Trump Retweets Utterly Unhinged Randy Quaid. commondreams.org In one tweet thanking the actor, the president says he's "working hard to clean up the stench of the 2020 Election Hoax!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-11-24_at_10.02.41_am.png

Slomski A. (2020-11-24). Cantharidin Drug-Device Clears Molluscum Contagiosum Lesions. jamanetwork.com A drug-device containing the topical vesicant cantharidin safely and effectively treated molluscum contagiosum in 2 identical phase 3 multicenter US trials published in JAMA Dermatology. The common viral skin infection can last for years and has no approved treatment.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-23). Human rights organizations condemn police repression of protests in Guatemala. peoplesdispatch.org Various national and international human rights organizations rejected the excessive use of force by the Guatemalan state security forces against protesters during an anti-government protest in the capital Guatemala City, on November 21. | The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), through a series of tweets on November 22, condemned the violent police repression of peaceful demonstration. The Family Association of the Detained Disappeared of Guatemala (FAMDEGUA), Impunity Watch Guatemala, Former Guatemalan attorney general, Claudia Paz, and the Human Rights Ombudsman, Jordán Rodas, among others, also…

Never Forgive, Never Forget (2020-11-23). 57 Years Since 11/22/63 Kennedy Assassination. indybay.org We managed to get rid of the worst president in memory, Nazi Trump, in this year's election, but the nuclear holocaust threat remains. Instructive to all in public speaking and war & peace as a basic issue is Pres. John Kennedy's speech on 6/10/63 at American University, now on Youtube, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZsG4qbw_tY&feature=emb_logo

2020-11-26: Social Media Postees

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Britain's Class War on Children
John Pilger | zcomm.org | 2020-11-26
Study after study shows that the people who suffer and die early from the diseases of poverty brought on by a poor diet, sub-standard housing and the priorities of the political elite and its hostile "welfare" officials — are working people…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/britains-class-war-on-children/

Wednesday 11/25: Shut Down KKR Digital Day of Action — Divest from the Coastal GasLink pipeline
Wet'suwet'en land defenders | indybay.org | 2020-11-26
Call, email and tweet at KKR all day on Wednesday. Let them know that their investment in the Coastal GasLink pipeline project is not a good one. KKR should divest now! | San Francisco: (415) 315-3620 | Investor-Relations@kkr.com | twitter.com/KKR_Co | [more contact info below]…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/24/18838652.php

Egyptian human rights activist dies after contracting Covid-19
Alex MacDonald | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-26
Egyptian human rights activist dies after contracting Covid-19 | Hafez Abu Seada, co-founder of the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights, was diagnosed with coronavirus in mid-November | Alex MacDonald | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 16: 35 | Hafez Abu Seada and his wife Nehad Abo El Komsan (Facebook) | Hafez Abu Seada, a Leading Egyptian human rights activist, has died after contracting Covid-19, his wife announced on Th…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/covid-egypt-abu-seada-activist-dies

Egyptian human-rights activist dies after contracting Covid-19
Alex MacDonald | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-26
Egyptian human-rights activist dies after contracting Covid-19 | Hafez Abu Seada, co-founder of Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights, was diagnosed with coronavirus in mid-November | Alex MacDonald | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 16: 35 | Hafez Abu Seada and wife Nehad Abo El Komsan (Facebook) | Hafez Abu Seada, a leading Egyptian human-rights activist, has died after contracting Covid-19, his wife said on Thursday. | Sea…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/covid-egypt-abu-seada-activist-dies

Israeli soldiers attack medics treating injured Palestinian in Jordan Valley
Akram Al-Waara | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-25
Israeli soldiers attack medics treating injured Palestinian in Jordan Valley | The disturbing video footage of the attack went viral on Palestinian social media overnight, sparking an uproar by human rights advocates | Akram Al-Waara | Wed, 11/25/2020 – 14: 03 | "> | An Israeli soldier fires teargas against Palestinian protesters during a protest against Jewish settlements on 24 Nove…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palestine-soldiers-attack-medics-injured-man

Libya: US sanctions Kaniyat militia suspected of killing hundreds
Daniel Hilton | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-25
Libya: US sanctions Kaniyat militia suspected of killing hundreds | Armed group, which is part of Haftar's LNA, accused of human rights abuses in the Libyan town of Tarhuna | Daniel Hilton | Wed, 11/25/2020 – 15: 27 | Mohammed al-Kani and his brother Abdul Rahman al-Kani (Social media) | The United States on Wednesday unilaterally sanctioned the Kaniyat, a militia accused of murdering hundreds of civilians in the…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/libya-tarhuna-kaniyat-militia-leader-us-sanctions

WATCH: Australian teen choked UNCONSCIOUS by pub guard, head hits floor with a THUD, video used as ANTI-MASK political fodder
rt.com | 2020-11-25
The sound of an Australian teenager's head hitting the floor in a video circulating on social media might be called the thud heard 'round the world, but the footage was spun falsely as the latest example of Covid-19 mask tyranny. | The video, which made the rounds on social media on Wednesday, starts with a skinny and unconscious teenager being carried from behind in a chokehold by a portly security guard. The guard throws the teen down, leading to his head hitting the floor with a loud thud, then picks him up like a ragdoll by his shirt and trousers, carrying his lifeless-looking body out the door. | It tu…
rt.com/news/507850-australia-teen-choked-mask/

Liberación transgénero: °Un movimiento cuyo momento es ahora!
Devin C | workers.org | 2020-11-25
Este artículo detalla los comentarios hechos por el escritor en un seminario web del Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero el 19 de noviembre, "Leslie Feinberg: 'Recuérdame como revolucionaria'". Vea el seminario web en Facebook @WorkersWorldParty — Organización política. La bandera transgénero. 20 de noviembre: hoy es el Día del Recuerdo . . . | Continue reading Liberación transgénero: °Un movimiento cuyo momento es ahora! at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/11/52678/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=liberacion-transgenero-un-movimiento-cuyo-momento-es-ahora

Wednesday 11/25: Shut Down KKR Digital Day of Action — Divest from the Coastal GasLink pipeline
Wet'suwet'en land defenders | indybay.org | 2020-11-25
Call, email and tweet at KKR all day on Wednesday. Let them know that their investment in the Coastal GasLink pipeline project is not a good one. KKR should divest now! | San Francisco: (415) 315-3620 | Investor-Relations@kkr.com | twitter.com/KKR_Co | [more contact info below]…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/24/18838652.php

Framing Climate Change as a "National Security Priority" Isn't A Clever Maneuver To Get People To Care
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-25
On November 23, President-elect Joe Biden announced that former Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry will serve as special envoy on climate and have a seat on the National Security Council. Kerry immediately followed the news with a tweet that declared, "America will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is." | As laid out in Episode 122 of Citations Needed (the podcast I co-host), this "national security" approach to climate is loaded down with contradictions, PR spin, and potential dangers.
popularresistance.org/framing-climate-change-as-a-national-security-priority-isnt-a-clever-maneuver-to-get-people-to-care/

Israel-UAE deal: Netanyahu and Mohammed bin Zayed's Nobel Peace Prize proposal denounced
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-25
Israel-UAE deal: Netanyahu and Mohammed bin Zayed's Nobel Peace Prize proposal denounced | Social media users have called the nominations a mockery, citing human rights abuses by the leaders | Nadda Osman | Wed, 11/25/2020 – 14: 38 | Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been put forward for the Nobel Peace Prize (AFP) | The latest people named for the Nobel…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/netanyahu-mbz-nobel-nomination-denounced

Israel-UAE deal: Netanyahu and Mohammed bin Zayed's Nobel Peace Prize nomination denounced
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-25
Israel-UAE deal: Netanyahu and Mohammed bin Zayed's Nobel Peace Prize nomination denounced | Social media users have called the nominations a mockery, citing human rights abuses by the leaders | Nadda Osman | Wed, 11/25/2020 – 14: 38 | Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been put forward for the Nobel Peace Prize (AFP) | The latest nomination for the Nobel…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/netanyahu-mbz-nobel-nomination-denounced

'Faint and shaky' Loujain al-Hathloul transferred to Saudi terrorism court
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-25
'Faint and shaky' Loujain al-Hathloul transferred to Saudi terrorism court | Family warns that women's rights activist looks visibly weak after more than two years in jail | MEE and agencies | Wed, 11/25/2020 – 16: 33 | Undated photograph released on 6 August 2019 on Facebook page of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul shows her at undisclosed location (AFP) | Imprisoned Saudi women's rights activist Loujain…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-activist-loujain-hathloul-terror-court

Donald 'I Concede NOTHING!' Trump Retweets Utterly Unhinged Randy Quaid
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-24
In one tweet thanking the actor, the president says he's "working hard to clean up the stench of the 2020 Election Hoax!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-11-24_at_10.02.41_am.png
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/24/donald-i-concede-nothing-trump-retweets-utterly-unhinged-randy-quaid?cd-origin=rss

French app users sue Muslim Pro over alleged data sharing with US military
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-24
French app users sue Muslim Pro over alleged data sharing with US military | Lawsuit accuses Muslim Pro of data protection offences, abuse of trust, endangering other people's lives, and conspiracy to commit murder | MEE staff | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 15: 50 | Muslim Pro told MEE that it denies selling its data to US military and that it was ending all sharing of its data with companies (Facebook/Muslim Pro) | French users of…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/muslim-pro-france-users-sue-prayer-app-us-military-links

British military operating in scores of locations across Middle East
Ian Cobain | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-24
British military operating in scores of locations across Middle East | UK forces have 23 bases and personnel in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Gulf states and the US embassy in Jerusalem | Ian Cobain | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 11: 39 | British and Omani tank crews photographed during exercises in Oman in 2018 (Twitter) | The UK government is maintaining a military presence at scores of facilities across the Middle East, according…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-military-bases-personnel-based-middle-east

Cantharidin Drug-Device Clears Molluscum Contagiosum Lesions
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-24
A drug-device containing the topical vesicant cantharidin safely and effectively treated molluscum contagiosum in 2 identical phase 3 multicenter US trials published in JAMA Dermatology. The common viral skin infection can last for years and has no approved treatment.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2773266

Human rights organizations condemn police repression of protests in Guatemala
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-23
Various national and international human rights organizations rejected the excessive use of force by the Guatemalan state security forces against protesters during an anti-government protest in the capital Guatemala City, on November 21. | The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), through a series of tweets on November 22, condemned the violent police repression of peaceful demonstration. The Family Association of the Detained Disappeared of Guatemala (FAMDEGUA), Impunity Watch Guatemala, Former Guatemalan attorney general, Claudia Paz, and the Human Rights Ombudsman, Jordán Rodas, among others, also…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/23/human-rights-organizations-condemn-police-repression-of-protests-in-guatemala/

57 Years Since 11/22/63 Kennedy Assassination
Never Forgive, Never Forget | indybay.org | 2020-11-23
We managed to get rid of the worst president in memory, Nazi Trump, in this year's election, but the nuclear holocaust threat remains. Instructive to all in public speaking and war & peace as a basic issue is Pres. John Kennedy's speech on 6/10/63 at American University, now on Youtube, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZsG4qbw_tY&feature=emb_logo
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/22/18838615.php