2020-11-11: News Headlines

Raul Diego (2020-11-11). QAnon Legal Battle Against YouTube Could Transform Free Speech Online. mintpressnews.com A lawsuit brought against YouTube and parent company Google by 15 QAnon social media stars could end up in the Supreme Court and transform the meaning of online free speech in America.

Betsey Piette (2020-11-11). Wallace family calls for firing of police. workers.org The Oct. 26 police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia was caught on a video that went viral, bringing thousands into the streets to demand justice for the 27-year-old Black man, who had been experiencing a mental health crisis. Despite a series of 911 callers saying Wallace needed an . . . |

Media Lens (2020-11-11). Robert Fisk: Death of a "Controversial" Journalist. dissidentvoice.org Robert Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: 'Much of what Fisk wrote was controversial…' As John Pilger noted, in describing Fisk's journalism as 'controversial' the Independent was …

RT (2020-11-11). Brennan & other spooks go full conspiracy theorist over suggestion 'cornered' Trump will indeed 'DECLASSIFY EVERYTHING'. rt.com Former CIA director John Brennan took to CNN to speculate wildly on how Trump would dump the US' most precious military secrets out of spite. Mainstream outlets and social media alike piled on the declassification rumors. | Brennan took to CNN's airwaves on Monday to denounce Trump for firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper, claiming the axe came down over Esper's "rebuff[ing] Trump's efforts to politicize the US military." But the mind-reading went on considerably further as Brennan, aided and abetted by host Chris Cuomo, wondered aloud "who knows what else he has refused to do" — like expose the nation's d…

MEE staff (2020-11-10). Haftar critic shot dead in Libya's Benghazi. middleeasteye.net Haftar critic shot dead in Libya's Benghazi | Hanan al-Barassi was known in the eastern city for videos criticising corruption in Haftar's circles | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 13: 55 | A photo posted by Hanan al-Barassi on social media (Facebook) | A vocal critic of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has been shot dead in the city of Benghazi. | Hanan al-Barassi, an activist who became known for posting videos cri…

MEE staff (2020-11-10). Jailed female activists in Saudi Arabia may be freed before G20, says ambassador. middleeasteye.net Jailed female activists in Saudi Arabia may be freed before G20, says ambassador | Sister of detained activist Loujain al-Hathloul dismisses 'PR stunt' aimed at saving kingdom's reputation | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 11: 29 | This undated handout picture released on the Facebook page of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul shows her in happier times on a beach (AFP) | Female activists in Saudi Arabia could be released f…

Yasmina Allouche (2020-11-10). France interior minister criticised for tribute at Algeria war monument. middleeasteye.net France interior minister criticised for tribute at Algeria war monument | Both Algerian and French figures and social media users have blasted Darmanin's tribute as 'shameful' and 'insulting' – but not always for the same reasons | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 14: 51 | Last week Darmanin, whose grandfather was Algerian, toured the Maghreb to discuss counter-terrorism and illegal immigration (Handout)…

MEE staff (2020-11-10). Jailed Saudi female activists may be freed before G20, says ambassador. middleeasteye.net Jailed Saudi female activists may be freed before G20, says ambassador | Sister of detained activist Loujain al-Hathloul dismisses 'PR stunt' aimed at saving kingdom's reputation | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 11: 29 | This undated handout picture released on the Facebook page of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul shows her in happier times on a beach (AFP) | Female activists in Saudi Arabia could be released from prison…

MEE staff (2020-11-10). Corruption critic shot dead in Libya's Benghazi. middleeasteye.net Corruption critic shot dead in Libya's Benghazi | Hanan al-Barassi was known in the eastern city for videos criticising graft in Haftar's circles | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 13: 55 | A photo posted by Hanan al-Barassi on social media (Facebook) | A vocal critic of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has been shot dead in the city of Benghazi. | Hanan al-Barassi, an activist who became known for posting videos crit…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-10). Viral Optimism: The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine. globalresearch.ca The announcement that Pfizer Inc., along with its collaborative partner BioNTech SE, had come up with a successful vaccine candidate to combat the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Larissa Pham (2020-11-10). The Limits of the Viral Book Review. thenation.com The Limits of the Viral Book Review…

WSWS (2020-11-10). Long-COVID post-viral syndrome: Lessons from the Russian Flu of 1889 for the COVID pandemic. wsws.org &nbsp…

Flanagin A, Fontanarosa PB, Bauchner H. (2020-11-10). Preprints Involving Medical Research—Do the Benefits Outweigh the Challenges? jamanetwork.com A preprint is a complete manuscript posted to a preprint server by authors before peer review and publication in a journal. The goals of preprints are to enable authors to obtain timely feedback and comments on research before submission to a peer-reviewed journal, to claim provenance of an idea, and to facilitate and expedite dissemination of and access to research. Preprints can be amended or updated, commented on by others, and remain on the preprint server even if subsequently published in a journal. They can be cited and indexed and increasingly are given attention in the news and social media.

_____ (2020-11-09). Joe Biden's Love Affair With Israel Will Pick Up Where It Left Off. popularresistance.org With Donald Trump still disputing his loss of the US presidential election, there has been a lot of attention to which foreign leaders congratulated the winners after the race was called on Saturday. | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his time, waiting until well after other world leaders had recognized Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the victors. | But finally, on Sunday, Netanyahu joined the club. | "Joe, we've had a long and warm personal relationship for nearly 40 years, and I know you as a great friend of Israel," Netanyahu wrote in a tweet addressing President-elect Biden and Vice President-ele…

teleSUR (2020-11-09). Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia One Year After the Coup. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former president Evo Morales Monday will pass through the Quiaca-Villazon border crossing to return to his homeland after a year in exile in Argentina. | RELATED: | "Today is an important day in my life. Returning to my homeland, which I love so much, fills me with joy," Morales tweeted. | In a 'Great Popular Caravan,' the former president will travel over 1,100 kilometers by land as he travels through three Bol…

teleSUR (2020-11-09). Trump Fires Defense Secretary – Ben Carson Tests COVID Positive. telesurenglish.net Esper was among those who might be fired after opposing the deployment of the army to quell the protests over George Floyd's murder this past May. | U.S. President Donald Trump announced Monday the "immediate" dismissal of Defense Secretary and Pentagon chief Mark Esper, in the midst of a transition after his defeat in the U.S. elections. | RELATED: | Through his Twitter account, the U.S. president said that "Ma…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-09). US politician calls for abolishing Electoral College. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Former US Democratic presidential contender called for abolishing the Electoral College in a tweet on Monday.

teleSUR (2020-11-08). Progressive Latin American Leaders React to Biden's Victory. telesurenglish.net The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, expressed on his Twitter account Saturday the willingness of the Bolivarian Government to dialogue with the President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden. | The Venezuelan Head of State pointed out that the nation is willing to dialogue under the respect to the sovereignty and self-determination of the peoples: "Venezuela, the Homeland of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, will always be willing to dialogue and understand with the people and the government of the United States," he added. | Likewise, he congratulated "the American people for the presidential elections. I…

RT (2020-11-08). Arab world's first space mission to Mars will reach Red Planet's orbit in February, ruler of Dubai confirms. rt.com The United Arab Emirates' martian probe 'Hope' — the Arab nation's first interplanetary mission — is scheduled to reach the Red Planet in February, the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has announced. | The probe, which was launched on July 19, has since covered 290 million kilometers through space, Sheikh Mohammed, who is also the UAE's vice-president and prime minister, said on Twitter. | The operations team has been making another change to the craft's course and it's expected to reach Mars at 7: 42pm on February 9, 2021, which will become "a great day for us, and all Arabs,"

sputniknews (2020-11-08). Twitter Lashes Out at FLOTUS as She Tweets 'Every Legal Vote Should Be Counted'. sputniknews.com As the media, along with world leaders and global celebrities have begun referring to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as the "president-elect", the Trump campaign has been insisting that the election was rigged and demanded that what they describe as only the "legal" votes be counted.

sputniknews (2020-11-08). Internet Mourns 'Jeopardy!' Star Alex Trebek's Death From Cancer. sputniknews.com Alex Trebek was a host of the long-running American television game show "Jeopardy!", created in 1964, in which contestants are given general knowledge clues and have to deliver the answer in the form of their own question.

UC Hastings Law School of SF (2020-11-08). Tuesday 11/10: Post-Election Implications for USA: Health Care, Racial Justice, SCOTUS and more. indybay.org Online via YouTube…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). US's Pompeo to be on ash heap of history soon: FM spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman in a reaction to the US Secretary of State's outrageous tweet emphasized that Mike Pompeo will be on the ash heap of history soon.