2021-10-16: News Headlines

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-10-16). Afghanistan: Russia Draws Redlines for U.S. Moscow Will Not Accept U.S. Military Presence in Central Asia. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-16). As Australia hits record COVID infections, Victorian Labor government spearheads homicidal policies against children. wsws.org Labor is implementing policies that can only be described as a deliberate attempt to infect tens of thousands of school children with a potentially lethal disease.

WSWS repost (2021-10-16). Australian government, Labor silent over revelations CIA planned to kill or kidnap Assange. indybay.org Hardly any media outlets have even asked whether the Australian authorities knew about the US plans to murder or kidnap an Australian citizen and journalist.

Labor Video Project (2021-10-16). AFT-UC Lecturers Rally/March For Wages & Against Contract Labor. indybay.org UCB AFT lecturers rallied and marched for living wages and also against contract labor which are the conditions that the workers face.

sputniknews (2021-10-16). Biden Admits He Will Have to 'Build Back Better' With Less, Is 'Not Going to Get $3.5 Trillion'. sputniknews.com The size of Joe Biden's much-touted $3.5 trillion Build Back Better economic plan, aimed, among other things, at expanding child care, paid leave, Medicare, extending enhanced household tax credits and promoting green energy, has met with both staunch Republican opposition and driven a wedge between progressive and moderate Democrats.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-16). Georgian president invited by Schwab to attend Davos summit (with revealing photo). antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili, who is visiting Switzerland, has received an invitation to join the World Economic Forum in Davos from its Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab. The Swiss town of Davos will be hosting the annual forum on January 17-21, 2022.

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-10-16). *BONUS* Are Marxists just bossy? anchor.fm We're constantly told that Marxists are just trying to demand that people listen to them, or that we're just "classist" "elitist" because we say that there are correct or incorrect ways to struggle. But is that the case? You tell me!

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-16). U.S. to provide Georgia with more Javelin missiles. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com How will Georgian defence agencies be funded in 2022? In order to ensure the consistent and continuous development of the Georgian army, a higher defence budget has been outlined for the coming year. The 10-year plan includes: Purchase of an additional batch of Javelin anti-tank missiles from the United States in 2021 Start of production …

WSWS (2021-10-16). US Circuit Court keeps Texas anti-abortion law in effect. wsws.org The majority of a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled on Friday to keep the anti-abortion Texas Heartbeat Act in effect pending the outcome of court challenges to it.

WSWS (2021-10-16). GM workers in Brazil reject contract, continue strike in defiance of union and courts. wsws.org The determination of GM workers to continue their struggle for jobs and decent wages expresses growing working class resistance in Brazil and worldwide.

Anonymous Contributor (2021-10-16). Abolitionism and the Threat of Reformism: An Online Panel Hosted by Forest City Anarchists. itsgoingdown.org Announcing an online forum on abolitionism and the threat of reformism. Hosted by Forest City Anarchists. On Saturday October 23rd at 7PM EST, join us on Twitch for a live discussion about abolitionism, the threat of reformism, and how it all relates to the state. We have several guests lined up to cover these topics…

WSWS (2021-10-16). Dana workers: We should be on strike! wsws.org A growing strike wave of historical proportions is taking place against decades of attacks on living standards and working conditions, and we must be a part of it.

WSWS (2021-10-16). Autoworkers voice support for Deere strike as walkout enters third day. wsws.org The strike by 10,000 John Deere workers has evoked strong feelings of solidarity and support from autoworkers across the US, angry over years of deteriorating conditions.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-16). Austin visit: U.S. think tank calls for massive NATO buildup in Black Sea region. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From the Heritage Foundation. Excerpts. Time for Action: The U.S. and NATO Cannot Afford to Ignore the Black Sea Region The Black Sea sits at an important crossroads between Europe, Asia, and the Caucasus. For the U.S., the Black Sea's strategic importance is primarily derived from two issues. The first is America's treaty obligations under …

WSWS (2021-10-16). UK-European Union conflict over Northern Ireland Protocol amid spiralling national tensions. wsws.org Preparations are already being made in Europe for a trade war should Britain reject the EU's proposals and trigger Article 16.

WSWS (2021-10-16). Online meeting: No retreat from elimination! Mobilise the New Zealand and international working class to defeat COVID-19. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Group is holding an online public meeting on Saturday, October 23, at 4: 30 p.m. (NZ time) to discuss the urgent need for working people to organise a fight for a scientific strategy to eliminate COVID-19 nationally, and eradicate the deadly virus globally.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-16). Voice of America: confront Russian invasions and occupations in Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US Defense Secretary Heads to Eastern Europe, NATO Next Week U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin heads to Europe next week for talks with allies concerned about Russia and what the NATO military alliance will focus on now that the withdrawal from Afghanistan is complete. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports. Video…

WSWS (2021-10-16). Polish Constitutional Court ruling deepens EU crisis. wsws.org The Polish Constitutional Court ruled that the European Court of Justice has no right to make decisions about the Polish judiciary.

WSWS (2021-10-16). Regional authorities around Paris, France, demand police intervene to break Transdev bus drivers strike. wsws.org Pécresse's call for the police to crush the pickets is a frontal attack on the right to strike.

WSWS (2021-10-16). Australian union pushes sell-out deal for Toll truck drivers. wsws.org Having flagged a possible industry-wide strike, the TWU has moved swiftly to end negotiations at one of the biggest players.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-16). NATO's eastern powerhouses Poland, Turkey strengthen military ties. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Poland keen to deepen military ties with Turkey: defence minister "We have agreed to conduct more joint exercises between Polish and Turkish soldiers, and we expect that training relations between Polish and Turkish troops will intensify," [Polish Defence Minister Mariusz] B≈Çaszczak said [after meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar]. He added that Poland was …

WSWS (2021-10-16). Spain's PSOE-Podemos government approves anti-worker 2022 budget. wsws.org The draft budget consists of half-measures and empty promises, which primarily benefit wealthy layers while leaving millions of workers in a desperate situation.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-16). U.S., EU continue to condemn Russia over Crimea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The United States plus the European Union equals NATO. United States condemns population census in occupied Crimea "The United States condemns Russia's census in occupied Crimea as yet another attempt to undermine Ukraine's independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity." *** The European Union also condemned Russia's decision to conduct a census in the temporarily occupied Autonomous …

Subodh Varma (2021-10-16). In just one year, Indians are paying almost 50% more for cooking gas. peoplesdispatch.org Meanwhile, prices for petrol and diesel have risen by 26% and 31% across the four metros. These hikes are due to the Narendra Modi government's relentless increasing of the excise duty on petroleum products…

Staff (2021-10-16). President Maduro Sends Letter to King of Spain Demanding Respect for Victims of Colonial Occupation. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, October 14, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, sent a letter to the King of Spain, Felipe de Borbón, demanding respect for the memory of the ancestors of the American peoples, who, 529 years ago, were subjugated under the occupation of the Spanish empire, and suffered centuries of violence, genocide and destruction. Through his Twitter account, the Venezuelan president shared the letter in which he expressed his condemnation of the fact that Spain "intends to minimize and falsify the events that occurred during the so-called Conquest of America in the 15th century." | In this regard, the Ven…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-16). NATO's Caucasus, Central Asia special representative en route to Azerbaijan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Special Representative of the NATO Secretary General to visit Azerbaijan NATO Secretary General's new Special Representative for the South Caucasus and Central Asia Javier Colomina will visit Azerbaijan, APA [Azeri Press Agency] reports. Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to NATO…

WSWS (2021-10-16). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org India: Ola and Uber drivers demonstrate in Tamil Nadu; Thai garment workers demand unpaid wages; Australia: Light rail drivers impose bans in Sydney…

WSWS (2021-10-16). Podemos acquiesces to Spanish police persecution of second lawmaker. wsws.org Alberto Rodríguez, a Podemos lawmaker and former organization secretary of the party, has been convicted on fraudulent charges of abuse of a police officer.

WSWS (2021-10-16). Deadly fire in Taiwan leaves nearly 50 people dead. wsws.org The blaze in the run-down apartment building highlights the dangerous and precarious conditions in which many working class people are forced to live.

WSWS (2021-10-16). The John Deere strike and the UAW's lies. wsws.org The UAW is working consciously and systematically to isolate and defeat the strike by more than 10,000 John Deere workers after failing to ram through a concessions contract.

WSWS (2021-10-16). Paulo Freire and the pedagogy of the pseudo-left. wsws.org No aspect of Freire's work has anything whatsoever to do with Marxism, the struggle to build a revolutionary party of the working class, or the development of a socialist pedagogy.

WSWS (2021-10-16). International Youth and Students for Social Equality demands the immediate reinstatement of Bright Sheng. wsws.org The IYSSE calls on the university administration to retract the slanders against Professor Sheng and immediately invite him to return to the classroom from which the distinguished artist should have never been removed.

WSWS (2021-10-16). Why Taiwan is an explosive flashpoint for a US-China war. wsws.org To understand the great dangers posed by the Biden administration's deliberately inflammatory actions it is necessary to examine the historical background.

Editor2 (2021-10-16). Announcement — Webinar on November 21 Elections in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Webinar with Jesús Rodriguez-Espinoza, Editor of the TITLE: November 21st Elections in Venezuela — One more sign of Bolivarian Democracy | Online event: October 20, 5PM PST — 8PM EST and Caracas time. | The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has had more than two dozen democratic elections since 1999. Chavismo has been ratified in the polls consistently by Venezuelans. El…

WSWS (2021-10-16). UK: Unite and the RMT unions combine to prevent a fightback over pay at Stagecoach. wsws.org On the pretext of modest improvements in the original contemptible pay offers tabled, Unite's General Secretary Sharon Graham is shutting down disputes at an unprecedented speed. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union is playing the same role in the demobilisation of bus workers.

WSWS (2021-10-16). Ontario teacher protest for better PPE fiercely opposed by education unions. wsws.org The protest called for school staff across Ontario to wear superior masks to work, such as N95 respirators, rather than the surgical masks mandated by the provincial government and school boards.

WSWS (2021-10-16). After three years, Michigan state officials acknowledge lead poisoning of Benton Harbor residents. wsws.org The government cover-up of the lead poisoning crisis is a social crime. While the discovery of lead poisoning in Benton Harbor occurred in 2018, the condition likely predates the stepped-up testing.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-16). Next sale to Britain, then Turkish combat drones "flying in European skies" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey presents options to UK for armed drone purchase: Minister Turkey has presented options to the U.K. for the sale of armed drones, the Turkish industry and technology minister said on Oct. 15. "The U.K. is very interested in Turkish armed drones. Now, they have to decide. We presented them with the options. Right now, …

WSWS (2021-10-16). SEP (Australia) public meeting: A socialist program to eradicate COVID-19. Become an electoral member of the SEP today. wsws.org The October 31 online meeting will discuss a program to eradicate COVID-19, and the relationship between the homicidal pandemic policies of the ruing elite and the anti-democratic electoral laws.

Juan Cole (2021-10-16). Band of 30 militant Israeli Squatters attack Palestinian Farmers, Steal Olive Harvest in continued Sabotage that has seen 1 mn Olive Trees destroyed by Israelis since 1967. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — On Friday, some thirty militant Israeli squatters on Palestinian land in the West Bank attacked Palestinian farmers harvesting olives from their orchards at Salfit. At the same time the Israeli occupation army blocked other farmers from reaching their olive orchards near the large squatter settlement of Ariel, built on land …

TASS (2021-10-16). Climate change issue may be on agenda of Russia-US cooperation – Russia's deputy PM. tass.com Russian President Vladimir Putin's statements regarding hydrocarbon neutrality level before 2060 was welcomed and voiced at every meeting, Overchuk said…

Talha Burki (2021-10-16). [World Report] An interview with the Nobel Prize 2021 winners. thelancet.com Talha Burki speaks with Ardem Patapoutian and David Julius, winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of the receptors for temperature and touch.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Can medications and supplements interact with one another? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: As I have gotten older, doctors have placed me on more medications, such as for blood pressure and cholesterol. Also, as I age, I have chosen to take some supplements that are supposed to improve my memory, reduce cholesterol and prevent cancer. Should I worry about these supplements interacting with one another or my medications? ANSWER: With age come more chronic health conditions. Also, some people may develop deficiencies in certain vitamins as they…

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-10-16). Pdte. peruano espera fortalecer relación comercial con China. telesurtv.net El mandatario comentó que el comercio con China posibilita generar mayores oportunidades de crecimiento económico.

teleSUR, jaa, MER (2021-10-16). ONU advierte sobre aumento del hambre y la subalimentación. telesurtv.net La organización acotó que 140 millones de personas no pueden acceder a los alimentos que requieren.

Raghav Kishore (2021-10-16). [Perspectives] How imperialism, slavery, and war shaped epidemiology. thelancet.com In recent decades, historians have become increasingly attuned to the ways in which empire and imperialism transformed modern conceptions of disease, medicine, and the body. Such scholarship argues that European medical theories were not simply disseminated in imperial territories and that science and medicine should not only be seen as scientific and cultural projects that consolidated imperialism. Instead, the thrust has been to understand how the development of modern ideas of hygiene, sanitation, public health, and disease were themselves produced out of an encounter with empire and subjugated populations.

Staff (2021-10-16). Pentagon offers unspecified 'condolence payments' for 7 Afghan children & aid worker murdered in botched drone strike. rt.com The US military is offering "condolence payments" to a family in Afghanistan after a badly planned drone strike killed 10 civilians, including seven children, in the country's capital in August, though did not provide any numbers. | Pentagon spokesman John Kirby revealed the offer on Friday, stating that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made a "commitment" to the Akhmadi family for compensation following the August 29 drone strike, "including offering ex gratia condolence payments" and State Department assistance in relocating family members to the United States. | The offer was raised during a virtual meeting b…

The Lancet (2021-10-16). [Editorial] Malaria vaccine approval: a step change for global health. thelancet.com On Oct 6, WHO announced that it will be recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine for children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate-to-high Plasmodium falciparum transmission. Malaria has ravaged people's lives for centuries; today the burden falls disproportionately on children in tropical regions. 229 million cases were recorded in 2019, and 409‚Äà000 people lost their lives, two-thirds of whom were younger than 5 years and living in sub-Saharan Africa.

teleSUR, HIM, MER (2021-10-16). Tribunal boliviano sentencia que autoproclamación de Jeanine àÅñez fue inconstitucional. telesurtv.net La sentencia de la Justicia boliviana refiere que, en 2019, la situación no era la correspondiente para una sucesión 'ipso facto'.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic celebrates 35 years in Florida. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In the 35 years since its opening, Mayo Clinic in Florida has become one of the premier medical destination centers in the Southeast while garnering the No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings in Florida and contributing more than $2 billion annually to Florida's economy. In 1986, Mayo Clinic brought its team approach to health care from Rochester, Minnesota, to the Southeast when it opened the clinic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

Ajay Hegde, Patricia Littlechild, William Taylor (2021-10-16). [Clinical Picture] Lumbar sediment sign seen in an unusual presentation of meningitis. thelancet.com A 39-year-old woman was transferred to our neurosurgical service following a fall and development of a progressive quadriparesis over the previous 24 h.

Thom Hartmann (2021-10-16). Wall Street's Barons are Causing Homelessness: Can We Stop Them? zcomm.org We're seeing tent cities & massive homelessness in cities across America because a handful of Wall Street billionaires want to make a killing: Will America remove housing from their clutches?>

Michael S Saag (2021-10-16). [Comment] Developing COVID-19 vaccine policy in increments. thelancet.com Over the past several months, there has been fierce debate in the public domain as to whether booster vaccinations are needed to sustain vaccine-induced immunological protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection.1 Discussions in medical journals, news outlets, social media, and among the wider public have been robust but limited owing to the paucity of data for the breadth and durability of existing vaccines.

David Giesen (2021-10-16). Saturday 10/16: Walk, Don't Run: the US' heretofore wipeout encounter with social justice. indybay.org American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason Street | San Francisco | (we meet in the lobby)…

Sharon Zhang (2021-10-16). 10,000 John Deere Workers Walk Off Job as Strike Wave Sweeps US. zcomm.org Between John Deere, Kellogg's, Kaiser Permanente and film and television workers, over 100,000 workers are striking or have threatened strikes in recent weeks…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Next steps, new leader for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Cheryl Willman was named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, and director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in May. In this role, Dr. Willman is leading the expansion and strategic development of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, as well as newly developing Mayo Clinic global cancer programs in London and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as…

_____ (2021-10-16). Why Did They Even Bother Ousting Trump Just to Continue His Foreign Policy? strategic-culture.org Biden's foreign policy is surprising, while his domestic policy, which is much easier to control, is completely in line with what we would expect. Millions of Americans are going to get the LGBTGreat Reset that they voted for. | Although predicting the exact future is impossible, we can certainly identify trends and try to make projections as to where they will lead. Going into the beginning of the Biden period after the most "unique" presidential elections in American history, the trends and signals seemed to be for a complete reversal or derailment of everything Trump attempted to do. It seemed evident that hum…

Kirsten R Palmer, Miranda Davies-Tuck, Daniel L Rolnik, Ben W Mol, Ryan L Hodges (2021-10-16). [Correspondence] Telehealth use in antenatal care? Not without women's voices — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Anna Galle and colleagues for progressing the conversation about quality and equity in antenatal care. Although our analysis of telehealth integrated care addressed the initial 4 months following widespread telehealth integration and analysed data following birth only,1 this means that women included in the analysis were predominately in the third trimester of pregnancy, a time when most pregnancy complications arise. The fact that women in their final stages of pregnancy received, on average, 40% of consultations via telehealth without an impact on the quality of their pregnancy outcomes remains hearten…

Staff (2021-10-16). Russia's Kamchatka Region will choose environment over profit — governor. rt.com The Kamchatka Region in Russia's Far East will reject potentially profitable projects if they are deemed to pose a danger to the environment, its Governor Vladimir Solodov announced this week. | "We turned down the project to build a hydroelectric power station on the Zhupanova River, abandoned plans to build a fish-breeding channel for Lake Kronotskoye and a number of other projects. We consider it important to explicitly discard them if the environmental harm from [the projects] is greater than the profits," Solodov said at a plenary session of the conference on Sustainable Development and ESG Transformation…

Virginia Browning (2021-10-16). Vote Now! Rescue Pacifica Debunks the Pretenders, Plus Finances, Conflict Resolution. indybay.org Debunking KPFA "Protectors" in last 3 days of KPFA board election…

news.un (2021-10-16). From the Field: Eating our way to a healthier planet. news.un.org The UN Food Systems Summit demonstrated the huge imbalances in the way we grow, produce, and consume food. But, as the UN Development Programme (UNDP) shows, we can farm and eat in a sustainable way that is good for us, and the planet.

Otto Konig, Richard Detje & F Steinfeld (2021-10-16). Against all reason and The Afghan Debacle. indybay.org Like the chaotic flight of the U.S. Army from Vietnam in 1975, the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021 highlights the failure of the geopolitically based "war and nation-building concept" of the U.S. and NATO countries. The assumption, questionable from the outset, that it would be possible to impose the so-called "Western value system" on a country in which 50 languages are spoken.

Medea Benjamin (2021-10-16). How Feminists Can Support Afghan Women Living Under the Taliban. zcomm.org When the United States pulled out of Afghanistan, it froze billions of dollars in Afghan assets, grinding many of the country's most essential operations to a halt and spreading misery. The US government must release those funds…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-10-16). People Vs Fossil Fuels at SF Federal Courthouse. indybay.org SF action in solidarity with civil disobedience action in Washington…

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-10-16). Carabineros reprimen nuevas movilizaciones en Chile. telesurtv.net "Libertad inmediata a los presos políticos", es una de las consignas elevadas por los movimientos populares.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Continuing progress in battle against COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "October is going to be a very exciting month in the U.S., regarding COVID-19 vaccines," says Dr. Gregory Poland, head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "On Oct. 14 the Federal Drug Administration is going to look at COVID-19 boosters for Moderna. On Oct. 15, (the FDA will review) boosters for Johnson & Johnsons' COVID-19 vaccine. And on Oct. 29, the FDA will look at extending emergency use for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children down to…

Fra Hughes (2021-10-16). Hillary Clinton Installed as New Chancellor of Queens University Belfast. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes — Oct 12, 2021 | The promotion of a warmonger like Clinton to a seat of learning must surely be, at the very least, controversial, and at the very most a shameful act of denial of power abuse that she, her husband, and the corporate imperialist American political system represent. | A protest of 50 people organized by Lasair Dhearg, an Irish republican socialist and anti-imperialist party gathered on University road at 11 am as Hilary Clinton posed for journalists and television crews covering her inauguration as the first female Chancellor of Queens University Belfast. | People chanting 'shame…

Amah Mutsun Land Trust & UCSC (2021-10-16). Saturday 11/6: Settler Colonialism is a Sickness: How Federal Indian Health Failed Native Women. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Angela (2021-10-16). Saturday 10/16: Free virtual screening of the film "1948" indybay.org

Anonymous103 (2021-10-16). France Continues Project For European Army And "Strategic Sovereignty" southfront.org Illustrative ImageAchieving European sovereignty is a long but necessary process. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | The conclusion of World War II saw new security structures emerge as the new struggle shifted to one between Capitalism and Communism in the context of the Cold War. Although France and the UK signed the Treaty of Dunkirk with a provision for Alliance and Mutual Assistance in 1947, which expanded in 1948 to include Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, it was quickly supplanted by NATO in 1949, an alliance that at the time also included the U.S., Canada, Portugal,…

Richard Horton (2021-10-16). [Comment] Offline: The generation of ghosts. thelancet.com What happened to our ambition for a different, better world? One has to go back to World War 2 to find a time when our species faced a catastrophe on the scale of this COVID-19 pandemic. In the early 1940s, there were some observers of the mounting global chaos who recognised a need to create a new world order. In England, two writers stood out, and their far-reaching visions contrast sharply with the surprising lack of aspiration shown by my generation today.

UFCLP (2021-10-16). Wednesday 10/20: Support October 20 South Korean General Strike For Equality & Free KCTU President Yang Ky. indybay.org South Korean Consulate | 3500 Clay St., San Francisco…

Julia Conley (2021-10-16). 'Striketober' in Full Swing as Nearly 100,000 Workers Authorize Work Stoppages. zcomm.org "You might say workers have declared a national general strike until they get better pay and improved working conditions"

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (2021-10-16). America is now at the "most critical time, between life and death" zcomm.org Founder of Poor People's Movement says focusing so much on Trump and racism was a mistake — but "the fight is on"

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-10-16). Massive Subsidies to Big Oil are Ongoing. indybay.org Welfare to fossil fuel industry costs taxpayers $20 billion a year and is a major contributor to global warming.

Simar Singh Bajaj, Lucy Tu, Fatima Cody Stanford (2021-10-16). [Perspectives] Superhuman, but never enough: Black women in medicine. thelancet.com Historically, Black women have long been disregarded in the USA. The Three-Fifths Compromise of the US Constitution discounted Black women as only "part" of a human being, to be counted for congressional representation and direct taxation but nothing more. Even in prominent social justice movements, Black women have been excluded. Racism and elitism were embedded within the 19th-century and early 20th-century US women's suffrage movement, which prioritised white women over voting rights for all women.

Noam Chomsky (2021-10-16). Ireland has robbed poor working people of tens of trillions of dollars. zcomm.org Interview on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the morality of Ireland's tax regime and whether the human race can avoid the twin catastrophes of global warming and nuclear war…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-16). Military Situation In Syria On October 16, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 15, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Minagh Airbase | On October 15, two Turkish soldeirs were killed by a roadside bomb near the town of Maarat Misrin | On October 16, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces near al-Barah village | MORE ON THE TOPIC: |

Jason Ditz (2021-10-16). Israel Used Civilian Airliners as Cover in Attack on Syria. news.antiwar.com

Jason Ditz (2021-10-16). Saudi Coalition: Over 180 Houthis Killed Near Yemen's Maarib. news.antiwar.com Saudi coalition officials reported Friday that they conducted another operation against the Houthis in Yemen, Reports of huge Houthi death tolls are almost a daily occurrence in Yemen, with over 100 killed almost every day this week. The Houthis, however, have been making gains, and control parts of Maarib city and surrounding districts. | Heavy fighting around Maarib has made aid deliveries increasingly difficult, which is…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-16). Who Was Killed in Abbottabad in May 2011? Osama bin Laden or Someone Else? Pentagon Ordered Purge of Osama "Death Files" from Data Bank. globalresearch.ca This article was first published in July 2013 following the Pentagon's Decision to Purge the bin Laden "death files" from the Pentagon's data bank. | The decision was justified "to protect the names of the personnel involved in the …

sputniknews (2021-10-16). Over 40 Palestinians Injured in Clashes With Israeli Soldiers in West Bank — Red Crescent. sputniknews.com GAZA/TEL AVIV (Sputnik) — More than 40 Palestinians were injured on Friday in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic Minute: Flu during a pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you had your flu shot yet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over 6 months get a flu shot every season with rare exceptions. Now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and the flu. And you can get both shots at the same time. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/vGrUz75YoiI Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 12) is in the downloads at the end of…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-10-16). Court Strikes Down Oil Industry Pollution Protections in Monterey County. indybay.org Decision Increases Pressure on Gov. Newsom to Stop New Oil Wells…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to meet the challenges of breastfeeding. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breastfeeding has many benefits. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby. Breast milk is easier than commercial formula for babies to digest, and the antibodies in breast milk boost a baby's immune system. Breastfeeding might even help a new mother lose weight after the baby is born. But breastfeeding can be challenging. New parents may worry about whether their child is getting enough milk and wonder how often they should breastfeed….

sputniknews (2021-10-16). US Commits to Condolence Payments for Family of 10 Civilians Killed in Botched Kabul Drone Strike. sputniknews.com Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of US Central Command, admitted last month that the US made a "tragic mistake" when it fired a Hellfire missile at a white Toyota sedan driven by Zemeai Ahmadi in Kabul, Afghanistan. A total of 10 members of the Ahmadi family were killed in the August 29 strike.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). A third chance for a young breast cancer patient. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer does not discriminate ‚Äï a truth that a young Florida woman knows three times over. While in college, Jessica Florence found a lump on her right breast. The 21-year-old initially did not believe what she found was serious until she was in pain and experiencing other symptoms. Watch: A third chance for a young breast cancer patient. www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpSCKDvt7KA Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 00) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-16). ISIS Claims Responsibility For Kandahar Mosque Massacre, Shares Photo Of Suicide Bombers. southfront.org Anas al-Khorasani and Abu Ali al-Blushi as seen in a photo released by ISIS' Amaq. | ISIS branch in Afghanistan, ISIS-Khorasan Province (ISIS-K), has claimed responsibility for the In a statement released by its news agency, Amaq, the terrorist group said that the attack was carried out by two suicide bombers "Anas al-Khorasani" and "Abu…

Mel Buer (2021-10-16). Cereal plant workers fight to raise the floor for all employees as sales soar. zcomm.org Workers at cereal giant Kellogg's regularly pull 12-16-hour shifts seven days a week…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

Anna Galle, Aline Semaan, Anteneh Asefa, Lenka Benova (2021-10-16). [Correspondence] Telehealth use in antenatal care? Not without women's voices. thelancet.com Kirsten R Palmer and colleagues1 assessed integrated telehealth for antenatal care in Australia during the early COVID-19 pandemic. However, the estimated 50% reduction of in-person consultations does not represent the proportion of telehealth consultations received by women. Women included in the intervention gave birth between March 23 and July 26, 2020, which is equivalent to, at most, 4 months of a telehealth-integrated antenatal care schedule. Although not presented, the average duration of antenatal follow-up was probably 2 weeks (implementation period) and 6 weeks (integrated care period), allowing for a m…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-16). Turkey's Losses In Syria Mounts With New Greater Idlib Attack That Left Seven Casualties (Photos). southfront.org Turkish forces are seen near Mount Barsaya, northeast of Afrin, Syria January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi | Late on October 15, a convoy of the Turkish military came under attack as it was leaving the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib where Ankara maintains a large force. | A heavy improvised explosive device struck the convoy as it was moving towards the Turkish border on the Bab al-Hawa highway in the eastern Idlib countryside. A Turkish BMC Kirpi MRAP [Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected] vehicle was…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Consumer Health: What do you know about liver cancer? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about liver cancer. More than 42,000 new cases of primary liver cancer and intrahepatic bile duct cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and more than 30,000 people will die of these diseases, according to the American Cancer Society. Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of your liver, which is a football-sized organ in the upper…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Hope for patients with post-COVID syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "Long-haul COVID," "long COVID" and "post-COVID syndrome" are references to patients who have been infected with COVID-19 and are still experiencing long-term effects and symptoms."Estimates show that 10%—30% of people who become infected with COVID-19 will end up coming down with long-haul COVID," says Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, medical director of Mayo Clinic's COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program. "And it does look like that long-haul COVID could be a new chronic infection for some folks and be a new baseline." The World Health Organization recently gave…

teleSUR, drl, JDO (2021-10-16). Lula se reúne con movimientos sociales del campo brasileño. telesurtv.net Forma parte de las actividades de conmemoración del Día Mundial de la Alimentación por el Partido de los Trabajadores.

teleSUR, JGN (2021-10-16). Asamblea Nacional repudia asesinato de adolescentes venezolanos en Colombia. telesurtv.net Los diputados se adhirieron a la demanda que el Gobierno de Venezuela presentará contra Colombia ante la Corte Penal Internacional…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-16). New Escalation: Israel Assassinated Syrian Official, Ex-Lawmaker In Al-Quneitra. southfront.org File image. | On October 16, the Israeli military assassinated Medhat al-Saleh, director of the Golan Affairs Office in the Syrian government. | According to the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen TV, al-Shaleh was shot and killed by the Israeli military while he was visiting 'Ayn At Tina site, which is located right on the Separation of Forces Line that separates Syria's al-Quneitra from the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights. | The Syrian government has not commented on the incident so far; neither did Israeli whi…

sputniknews (2021-10-16). Another Day, Another Blunder: Psaki to 'Choose Words More Carefully' After Ethics Watchdog Complaint. sputniknews.com Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), an ethics watchdog, slammed Jen Psaki's comments from the White House podium as appearing to violate the Hatch Act, which forbids officials from using their "official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election".

Staff (2021-10-16). Armed activist shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during Kenosha riot sues city, county & police for 'conspiring with vigilantes'. rt.com Gage Grosskreutz, one of the armed activists shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during last year's riots in Kenosha, is blaming the authorities and police in the Wisconsin city for his injuries and is seeking monetary compensation. | In the Grosskreutz alleged that l…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

Judge Cordell on Texas Abortion Ban (2021-10-16). Resistance to SB 8: "We Out!" indybay.org On the same day more than 650 other protests against Texas' anti-abortion raged across the nation, in Mountain View, California, 500 people heard LaDoris Hazzard Cordell compare SB 8 and the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. "It is as striking as it is frightening," said the retired judge of the Superior Court of California and former Independent Police Auditor. The following is the text of her speech.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Pregnancy and the heart. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am ready to start a family, but my doctor said that pregnancy may be high-risk for me because I have a heart condition. Can you explain how pregnancy affects the heart and what I can do to lower my risk for complications? ANSWER: Pregnancy results in many changes that can increase the workload of the heart. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by 30% to 50% to nourish your growing baby, your heart…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Blood donors urgently needed in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, urgently needs donations of Type O-positive and Type O-negative blood. "We are continuing to suffer a national blood shortage. As a result, blood products are still difficult to bring in from external sources to supplement our local collection capabilities," says Camille van Buskirk, M.D., medical director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program. "Despite these dire blood product shortages, the constant need for blood products for our patients…

Bernie Sanders (2021-10-16). Biden's $3.5T plan to help working families depends on Democratic unity. zcomm.org It is no great surprise that not a single Republican in Congress supports this bill…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-10-16). California Protects Leatherback Sea Turtles as Endangered. indybay.org Decision Comes in Time for Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day…

Staff (2021-10-16). Damned if you do: Russia has nothing to gain by cutting off ties with Ukraine. But, sadly, talking to Kiev doesn't help either. rt.com There's no point talking to Ukraine, former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev says, arguing Russia should wait for a friendlier government in Kiev. The only problem is there's almost no chance of that happening any time soon. | 'Nedogovorosposobnyi' is a Russian word with no English equivalent, describing somebody or something that is incapable of reaching agreements. There can be many reasons why a person or an organization is like this but, whatever the cause, talking to them is a waste of time. It's never going to get anywhere. | Ukraine's political leaders are nedogovorosposobnye, says Medvedev, who was pr…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-16). Pentagon chief to meet president, defense minister in Ukraine, pledge support for "liberation of occupied territories" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Defense Secretary to meet with Zelensky and Taran in Kyiv "In Ukraine, the Secretary will meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Minister of Defense Andrii Taran to reaffirm our unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The visit will also serve as an opportunity to discuss Ukraine's progress with the implementation of defense …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-16). Cheap Grace and Climate Change: Australia and COP26. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | It was not for everybody, but the shock advertising tactics of the Australian comedian Dan Ilic made an appropriate point. Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a famed coal hugger, has vacillated about whether to even go to the climate conference in Glasgow. Having himself turned the country's prime ministerial office into an extended advertising agency, Ilic was speaking his language. | The language was promoted through sponsored imagery in Times Square, New York, with advertising space purchased by a crowdfunding campaign of considerable success. Billb…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Covid Queries: Altered DNA and microchips. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I've heard some theories circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine, including that it was developed to control the general population through microchip tracking or "nanotransducers" in our brains. I've also heard that it will alter my DNA. Are these theories true? A: No, those assertions are false. "There is absolutely not a microchip in the vaccine," says Martin Herrmann, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca and New Prague. "Also, there's no…

WSWS repost (2021-10-16). Trump putsch was outcome of two-decade attack on constitutional rule and legality. indybay.org The attempted coup was the culmination of a protracted assault on democratic rights and constitutional rule by successive Republican and Democratic administrations.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? ANSWER: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, finding an effective drug to combat COVID-19 has been on the minds of many. While many medications are being tested to treat COVID-19, only one has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has approved remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age…

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2021-10-16). Sunday 10/17: Cancel the Rents! Eviction Defense Workshop. indybay.org Snow Park (250 19th St, Oakland)…

Olivia Engling (2021-10-16). IMF: Wealthy and Poor Countries Face COVID Economic Challenges. indybay.org

Anonymous007 (2021-10-16). Military Situation In Yemen On October 16, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 15, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 10 airstrikes on the Abdiyah district | On October 15, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On October 15, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Hazm district | On October 16, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the Jubah district | On October 16, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the west of Marib city…

Reproductive Justice Can't Wait (2021-10-16). Why They Marched in Danville. indybay.org Women's rights activists in Danville and San Ramon, two East Bay cities a few miles apart, joined forces for a march for reproductive justice on October 2nd.

Sharmila Devi (2021-10-16). [World Report] Syria and Iraq facing severe drought. thelancet.com Climate change and conflict are driving a humanitarian emergency that threatens 12 million people. Sharmila Devi reports.

Dean Baker (2021-10-16). The Preventable Horrors of the Pandemic and the Short Case for Open Research. zcomm.org By allowing the pandemic to spread largely unchecked in the developing world, we gave it the opportunity to mutate into more vaccine-resistant forms that will continue to reverberate in the months and years to come…

WSWS (2021-10-16). Widespread global participation in second school strike against COVID threat to children. wsws.org The strike received massive support globally, with the central hashtag for the event, #SchoolStrike2021, tweeted nearly 7,500 times and videos submitted from Britain, the US, Canada, Brazil, Germany, France, Poland, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Bowel cancer: Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert describes role hard-to-see polyps play in cancer risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Physicians screening people for bowel cancer are becoming increasingly concerned about a type of polyp once thought harmless: serrated polyps, sawtooth-edged growths in the colon that are flat, nearly translucent, and sometimes difficult to spot during colonoscopies. New research suggests people with serrated polyps should be checked more frequently for bowel cancer, a Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert writes in a commentary in the journal Gut. A serrated polyp after blue dye has been…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Consumer Health: What is mental health? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Mental Health Day will be observed on Sunday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This is a good time to consider the differences between normal mental health and mental health disorders. Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave. Sometimes the difference between normal mental health and mental disorders is clear, but often the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Christina Zorn, J.D., named Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Christina Zorn, J.D., chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic. She will succeed Jeff Bolton, who announced in August that he will retire from Mayo Clinic on Nov. 30. "I extend my sincere congratulations to Christina in her new role as Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "She is a values-driven servant leader with a strong track record of contributions to our organization. She brings unique…

Udani Samarasekera (2021-10-16). [World Report] Cautious optimism for malaria vaccine roll-out. thelancet.com The approval of a vaccine for malaria is a milestone in global health, but challenges remain. Udani Samarasekera reports.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-16). HTS' Police Chief, Interrogator Killed In Precision Syrian Artillery Strikes On Greater Idlib (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On October 16 afternoon, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a series of precision artillery strikes on the border town of Saramada in the northwestern region of Greater Idlib. | The strikes targeted HTS' main police station and several other positions of the terrorist group in Saramada, which is located in the northern Idlib countryside. The town is known to be a stronghold the terrorist group and an economic hub of its political front, the so-called Salvation Government. | | …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-16). The U.S. Might Finally Be Ready to Back Down, to Avoid WW III. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Eric Zuesse | Recently, tensions have been rising between, on the one hand, America, and on the other, both Russia and China. A nuclear war that includes the United States would destroy the entire world, because it would be not only nuclear, but major-power nuclear, which would entail so many nuclear explosions (perhaps all within less than an hour), so that nuclear winter would extend over not only all of the northern hemisphere, but probably also over all of the southern hemisphere (though more slowly there). Unfortunately, no scientific study has been published analyzing what th…

Victor Lee Lewis (2021-10-16). Tuesday 10/26: Hard Conversations: Whiteness, Race, and Social Justice. indybay.org Zoom, every Tuesday, for 5 weeks. Online classroom available during the course and for 3-months after the end of the course.

Brenda Norrell (2021-10-16). BIA Occupation in Washington: Native People Under Arrest Demanding Justice. indybay.org Native People occupying the Bureau of Indian Affairs are now being arrested, during Day 4 of People vs. Fossil Fuels. Follow Censored News for this breaking news story.

teleSUR, jm, JGN (2021-10-16). Andrés Bello y su paso humanista por América Latina. telesurtv.net Andrés Bello es recordado como un insigne hombre de la academia, que dedicó gran parte de su vida al desarrollo de diversos campos del conocimiento humano.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-16). Turkish Military Dropped Leaflets Over Syria's Tell Rifaat Warning Locals Of Near Attack. southfront.org Turkish army tanks and military personal are stationed in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey, August 25, 2016. © Umit Bektas / Reuters | Late on October 14, Turkish drones dropped leaflets over the Syrian town of Tell Rifaat in the northern countryside of Aleppo warning the locals of an upcoming military operation by the Turkish military and its proxies. | ÿ£ŸÑŸÇŸâ ŸÖÿ≥ŸÑŸÄ.Ÿ&Au…

Michael T. Klare (2021-10-15). How to Save the World (From a Climate Armageddon). counterpunch.org This summer we witnessed, with brutal clarity, the Beginning of the End: the end of Earth as we know it — a world of lush forests, bountiful croplands, livable cities, and survivable coastlines. In its place, we saw the early manifestations of a climate-damaged planet, with scorched forests, parched fields, scalding cities, and storm-wracked coastlines.

Graham Peebles (2021-10-15). Discontent by design: The lost world of The West. nationofchange.org The Culture of Pleasure sits tightly within and feeds the pervasive Ideology of Consumerism, a socio-economic model that has poisoned the environment and led to the commodification of everything, and everyone.

New Atlas (2021-10-15). US Marines on Taiwan: Major Provocation, But Not News. newatlas.report October 15, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — When the Wall Street Journal reported recently that US special forces and Marines have been secretly based in Taiwan to train their Taiwanese counterparts for over a year, it was considered breaking news. It was followed by headlines like the Guardian's, "Secret group of US military trainers has been in …

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-15). Afghanistan Tackles the Islamic State. counterpunch.org On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Bandar, the capital of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan's largest cities in its northern belt. This is a mosque frequented by Shia Muslims, who were referred to as "our compatriots" by Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid. Forty-six

Eve Ottenberg (2021-10-15). Toothless: the Build Back Better Bill's Dental Coverage. counterpunch.org There's a lot to be said about teeth. Like, that not having them can be a real problem. Since one out of five American seniors has lost all their natural teeth, this is no minor statistical blip of an irritation. It is a BIG issue. So that's why, for months, Senator Bernie Sanders has told

John O'Kane (2021-10-15). Endless Enemies and the Permanent War Economy. counterpunch.org President Biden took a predictable hit on the Afghan crisis, but the war's flawed beginnings and mis-guided execution were caused by many of his current critics who were pitchmen for deepening our involvement. This fiasco lasted twenty years because all presidents and power players were vested in this atrocity, willing to cover up its failure with deceptions and bureaucratic lies, insulating Americans from casualties in order to continue the war indefinitely.

Lawrence Wittner (2021-10-15). Imagine a World with U.S.-China Cooperation. counterpunch.org On September 10, 2021, during an important diplomatic meeting that occurred by telephone, U.S. President Joseph Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping affirmed the necessity of a better relationship between their two nations. According to the official Chinese summary, Xi said that "when China and the United States cooperate, the two countries and the world

Paul Street (2021-10-15). America's Instinctive Fascism Creeps On. counterpunch.org Recently Norman Ornstein told Salon's Chauncy de Vega that the United States is mired in a crisis of democracy that shows parallels with Germany's descent into Nazism during the 1930s. Ornstein is right to worry about the nation's ongoing lethal rightward drift beyond "normal" bourgeois democracy. That is how the United States' political life is

Don Gross (2021-10-15). Protesters for justice, not killer cops, taken to court after police kill Alexis Wilson in Dolton, Illinois. liberationnews.org Alexis Wilson was killed by Dolton, Illinois, police on July 27. More than two months later, the only people facing charges related to this case in the Chicago suburbs are activists arrested for speaking out at a protest against racist police terror. Wilson was killed by Dolton police late at night when she was in …

_____ (2021-10-15). Lebanon Rocked By Violence As Fascist Militia Guns-Down Protesters. popularresistance.org Unarmed protesters affiliated with Hezbollah and Amal were gunned down by the Saudi-backed Lebanese Forces militia in Beirut on Thursday, October 14, provoking a sectarian gun battle that risked igniting a civil war. | Why did this happen? Why are some trying to pin the blame on Hezbollah? And what's with the media obscuring the fact that it was a fascist group behind the violence, the same group responsible for the 1982 massacre of hundreds of Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps? | Rania Khalek, journalist and host of the Breakthrough News program Dispatches, breaks it all down.

Steve Sweeney (2021-10-15). Christian fascist militia accused of murdering six peaceful protesters in Lebanon. peoplesworld.org Christian fascist militia allegedly shot dead at least six peaceful protesters in Beirut Thursday as they gathered for a demonstration against Tarek Bitar, the lead judge of the port blast investigation. Members of the notorious Lebanese Forces are believed to have opened fire as people gathered for the rally called by the Shi'ite Amal and …

Anonymous669 (2021-10-15). Death Toll From Beirut Clashes Rose To Seven, Former Israel Ally Held Responsible. southfront.org File Image based on the flag of Lebanon. | The death toll from the The clashes broke out when snipers, reportedly members of the far-right Lebanese Forces (LF), opened fire at a group of Hezbollah and Amal supporters who were protestin…

Staff (2021-10-15). Headlines for October 15, 2021. democracynow.org Bomb Attack on Mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province Kills at Least 32, Lebanon Holds Day of Mourning After Beirut Violence Leaves Seven Dead, U.K. and EU Nations Block COVID Vaccine Patent Waiver at World Trade Organization, FDA Panel Recommends Moderna Vaccine Boosters for Some Groups, Biden Welcomes Kenyan President Kenyatta Amid Pandora Papers Scandal, Chilean Lawmakers Move to Impeach President Piñera over Pandora Papers Revelations, African Asylum Seekers File Civil Rights Complaint Against ICE Over "Cruel, Inhumane" Restraints, House Memo Shines Spotlight on Police Use of Tear Gas, a Chemical Banned in…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-10-15). Roaming Charges: Supply Chain of Fools. counterpunch.org As Biden vows to keep the ports of LA and Long Beach running 24/7, likely gutting labor rules to in the process in effort to speed the import of cheap goods from China and South Korea, it's hard not to reach the conclusion that the most pressing supply chain issue is housing, where there's not a single state in the US where an employee who works a 40-hour can afford a 2-bedroom rental at the current minimum wage of $7.25 hour.

Staff (2021-10-15). After Hurricane Ida, Louisianians Offer Bold Visions for Climate Resilience. truthout.org Recovery from Hurricane Ida is still underway in southeast Louisiana, where the climate crisis hangs a question mark over the future. People in Louisiana are already preparing for rising seas and intensifying storms, offering models for the rest of us. So, will New Orleans be under water someday? Mike Ludwig speaks to Jessica Dandridge, Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative, to find out. | Music by TRANSCRIPT…

Johanna Kichton (2021-10-15). People's Action: Democrats Must Deliver on Medicare Drug Price Negotiation. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released the following statement by Health Care for All Lead Organizer Aija Nemer-Aanerud after Speaker Pelosi made remarks suggesting the Medicare drug price negotiation provision may be cut from the Build Back Better Act: "Speaker Pelosi and Democratic leadership risk big losses next year if they …

Blake Skylar (2021-10-15). Biden's climate measures must pass or he'll go empty handed to COP26. peoplesworld.org Thanks to the Biden administration's Build Back Better Act, the U.S. may be on the verge of making sweeping, long-term action on the global warming crisis. If the deal fails to pass by the end of October, however, the President may go to COP 26 in Glasgow with nothing to show. Central to Biden's climate …

Staff (2021-10-15). 75 Percent of Democrats Want Party to Go Big on Social Spending, Climate Action. truthout.org As congressional Democrats wrangle over the cost and coverage of their flagship Build Back Better package, new polling published Wednesday shows that an overwhelming majority of Democratic voters favor a progressive bill that goes further to combat social inequality and the climate emergency over a scaled-down package. | According to the CNN

William rivers Pitt (2021-10-15). Progressive Dems Offer Simple, Brilliant Path Forward for Build Back Better Act. zcomm.org Enter the Congressional Progressive Caucus with a wondrously simple solution: Chop the thing in half…

Sen. Bernard Sanders (2021-10-15). Why Americans Don't Know What's in the Build Back Better Act. counterpunch.org Poll after poll shows overwhelming support for the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better legislation — and the need to lower prescription drug costs, expand Medicare to cover dental, hearing and vision, greatly improve home health care, make child care and housing affordable, establish Paid Family and Medical Leave and address the existential threat of climate

Martha Grevatt (2021-10-15). UAW members step up struggle against business unionism. workers.org Over 20 rank-and-file autoworkers spoke on a webcast Oct. 7, challenging the corruption, lack of union democracy and the "partnership" with corporations perpetuated for decades by the International Executive Board of the United Auto Workers. The multinational, multigendered and multigenerational group of unionists advocated for direct elections of International officers . . . |

Juan J. Paz y Miño Cepeda (2021-10-15). Pandora Papers: øY por qué tiene que haber millonarios? globalizacion.ca En la sociedad contemporánea los millonarios ya no pueden engañar con impunidad. A pesar de ello, todavía falta tiempo para que la misma sociedad cuestione el origen de la riqueza. Tal como ocurriera con los "Panama Papers", el reciente escándalo…

A Guest Author (2021-10-15). Pandora Papers confirm that Latin America's veins are still wide open. workers.org By Alejandra Garcia from Havana Note: The following lightly edited article first appeared in Resumen Latinoamericano — English, Oct. 7. In 1971, Uruguayan political scientist and author Eduardo Galeano read the pulse of Latin American reality well with his gem of a phrase: "The world is divided above all between . . . |

Brittani Banks (2021-10-15). Why Record Numbers of Workers Are Quitting and Striking. independentmediainstitute.org On September 14, a young woman in Louisiana named Beth McGrath posted a selfie Facebook video of herself working at Walmart. Her body language shows a nervous energy as she works up the courage to speak on the intercom and announces her resignation to shoppers. "Everyone here is overworked and underpaid," she begins, before going …

Brittani Banks (2021-10-15). How Facebook's Algorithms Promote Hate and Drive Toxic Content. independentmediainstitute.org Facebook has been in the limelight for two issues of late—both damaging from the company's perspective, but in terms of public interest, each has its own level of usefulness. The news item with less long-term significance but more sensational media appeal is that what was supposed to be a small configuration change took Facebook, Instagram …

Anonymous Contributor (2021-10-15). Update & How to Support Daniel Baker. itsgoingdown.org Update from Daniel Baker's support crew and how you can show him solidarity. This Tuesday, October 12th Daniel Baker appeared for sentencing in the court of Judge Allen Winsor. For those who love and care for Dan, this resulting sentencing was bittersweet. Dan was facing up to 10 years and a combined possibility of $1,000,000 in…

Ricardo Vaz (2021-10-15). Venezuela: Credit Suisse Predicts 5.5 Percent Growth Despite Oil Sector Setbacks. venezuelanalysis.com The country's inflation also came down to single digits for the first time in more than four years.

_____ (2021-10-15). Soaring Food Prices Drive Hunger Around The World. popularresistance.org The 2021 Global Hunger Index (GHI), published on Thursday, revealed soaring levels of hunger among the poor and working populations around the globe. | The foreword, written by the heads of Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, the organizations responsible for the GHI, stated that the report "points to a dire hunger situation, a result of the toxic cocktail of the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and increasingly severe and protracted conflicts." | Rising food prices are a critical contributing factor in the growth of world hunger over the past year. Rapidly mounting inflation and the disruption of the su…

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-10-15). How do we support workers on strike?>. anchor.fm In this episode I go over some of the strike efforts, unionization, and other organizing going on amidst one of the more prominent working class movements in recent years, taking place here in the United States. I discuss in brief my recent episode "Workers Critique of Trade Unionism" and why although we know that economy exam is only a compromise and Soli economic struggle is not enough to provide the working class what it needs, we still need to be showing incredible support in solidarity with all workers, especially those going on strike right now. I try my best to discuss how in fact we can go about doing thi…

SAM (2021-10-15). A Smiling Sayonara from Private Equity's Pioneers. inequality.org

Jolie Huang (2021-10-15). On strike: Unsafe staffing, low wages bring Mercy Hospital workers to "breaking point" liberationnews.org Roughly 2,500 healthcare workers represented by CWA Local 1133 at Buffalo's Mercy Hospital have been on strike since October 1…

Sara Flounders (2021-10-15). Cape Verde, nearing designation as human rights abuser, criticized heavily by UN. workers.org The following is a statement from the International Action Center. The United Nations has put Cape Verde on notice: the torture, arbitrary detention and violations inflicted on Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab must stop, and the government has been asked to explain itself. Free Alex Saab benefit concert, Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. . . . |

Lee Harding (2021-10-15). Bank of Canada Moving Ahead on Preparing a Digital Currency. globalresearch.ca

Dana Sanchez (2021-10-15). Bitcoin Goes Parabolic After Report Says SEC Will Approve Futures ETF Product. moguldom.com The price of Bitcoin spiked higher than $59,000 late Thursday after people familiar with the matter reported that the U.S. securities regulator is expected to approve next week the first-ever Bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund product — a "watershed moment" for crypto. The Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications for Bitcoin in …

Gloria La Riva (2021-10-15). Eyewitness report: Cuba's scientists, medical workers advance fight vs. COVID. liberationnews.org After a serious rise in Cuba of illnesses and deaths from COVID-19 during the summer, there are encouraging developments with a steady recovery and downward curve in illnesses and deaths.

Ann Brown (2021-10-15). New York Congressman Bowman: It's Time To Vote On HR 40 Reparations Study, Black Voters Are Tired of Excuses. moguldom.com The H.R. 40 bill that calls for a commission to study reparations advanced out of the House Judiciary Committee in April for the first time since the legislation was introduced in 1989. Since April, there has been no movement on the bill and progressive freshman Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York wants action now. "Let's talk …

_____ (2021-10-15). David Miller Speaks Out About Firing And Israel Lobby Smears. popularresistance.org Instead of simply stopping its human rights abuses, the Israeli government has built an extensive and sophisticated public relations network across the West in order to protect itself from criticism. | Today, Lowkey speaks to one of the latest victims of that smear campaign, Professor David Miller. A prominent critic of the state of Israel's policies, Miller was recently sacked from his position as Professor of Sociology at the University of Bristol, after a pressure campaign involving Zionist student groups and even members of parliament, who accused him of "inciting hatred against Jewish students." | Miller, a…

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-10-15). Cherry-Picking Polls to Hide Public Support for Biden's Spending Plan. fair.org Washington Post columnist Henry Olsen ( Washington Post columnist Henry Olsen ( That opinion,…

Editor2 (2021-10-15). Homeless in Colombia Under Attack. orinocotribune.com Colombian police allegedly set fire to temporary camps during an eviction operation in Bogotá. The fire consumed the huts and belongings of over 300 poor displaced people, recyclers and immigrants, who had been living in temporary camps since last year. | Colombia's notorious police unit the ESMAD (Anti-Disturbance Mobile Squadron) has come under fire once again following the violent eviction of homeless families in the south of Bogotá. On October 8 agents of the ESMAD evicted around 120 families from a property belonging to the University of Cundinamarca in the Puente Aranda municipality, in the capital Bogotá.

Niki Vogt (2021-10-15). Now it has Happened: Vaccinated Pilot Dies in Flight. Emergency Landing and Uproar in the Aviation Industry. globalresearch.ca

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-10-15). Bobby Lewis on One America News, Jean Su on People vs. Fossil Fuels. fair.org CounterSpin211015Guestname.mp3 OAN logo | This week on CounterSpin: "If you have 12 Americans being fed a diet of untruth, that's 12 too many." So

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-15). Women Hold Up More Than Half the Sky. dissidentvoice.org Junaina Muhammed (India) / Young Socialist Artists, A woman working in the korai fields, where women often work from a young age to earn a living. Reminder: Indian peasants and agricultural workers remain in the midst of a country-wide agitation sparked by the proposal of three farm bills that were then signed into law by …

It's Going Down (2021-10-15). Fire From Below: Zoe Baker on Lessons from Anarchist History. itsgoingdown.org On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with anarchist historian and YouTuber, Zoe Baker, about lessons from anarchist history, what past struggles can teach us about the social movements of today, just what the hell an 'anarcho-communist' is, and how anarchists in the past have dealt with the question of organization,…

Three Way Fight (2021-10-15). It Was no Harpers Ferry: August 22d Wasn't an Accident, It Was a Product of our Thinking. itsgoingdown.org Another critical look at the changing terrain of antifascist struggle. Originally posted to Three Way Fight. by Iain W I stood in a crowd of white men, blending in seamlessly. I was just another white man. The moment of hostility came when I failed to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, failed to take off my…

Editor2 (2021-10-15). Xi Jinping: China's Way of Fighting Coronavirus for Stability, Growth. orinocotribune.com For over a year, the ravaging pandemic has put policymakers worldwide under the same unprecedented test: how to manage the intricate balance between safeguarding public health and mitigating the economic impacts. | Once the worst hit by the coronavirus, but now one of the very first to have contained the epidemic and restarted its economy, China has provided a clear and proven solution to the dilemma. | Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, with Xi Jinping at its core, the country has walked a fine line between virus control and economic reopening, saved lives at all cos…

Liberation Staff (2021-10-15). Thomas Sankara: Leadership and action that inspire decades later. liberationnews.org Sankara led by example and inspires millions around the world still today.

Peter Weiss, Judy Weiss (2021-10-15). Ban the Use of Drones as Weapons. fpif.org Everyone who followed the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan was horrified by the drone attack, Zemari Ahmadi, who worked for Nutrition and Education International, a U.S.-based aid organization, became the target because he drove a white Toyota, went to his office, and stopped to pick up containers of clean water for his extended family. Those actions, deemed suspicious by the drone surveilla…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-15). Video: The Criminal Mindset of the Pentagon: "All Vietnamese Were 'Gooks'", "We Were The Civilized People" globalresearch.ca

Dean Baker (2021-10-15). Jerome Powell and the Federal Reserve Board. cepr.net I didn't expect to write again about Powell being reappointed as Fed chair. I had expected that Biden would have made a pick by now, but here we are. Now that Larry Summers has condemned the "woke" Fed for failing to crack down on inflation, it seems worth recapping what is at issue. What we …

John Bachtell (2021-10-15). Cooperation with China on climate but conflict elsewhere won't work. peoplesworld.org

C.J. Atkins (2021-10-15). Offshore wind revolution to create 77,000 jobs in climate change fight. peoplesworld.org If the coastal wind farm network proposed by the Biden administration on Wednesday comes to fruition, some 77,000 green jobs will be created and 78 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions avoided. That according to estimates by the government. A plan rolled out by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland would see the construction of …

Katie Miernicki (2021-10-15). 34 years after Sankara's assassination, killers finally stand trial. liberationnews.org October 15, 2021 marks 34 years since the assassination of beloved revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso. Just in time for this somber anniversary, the country's government has opened a trial against 14 men involved in Sankara's 1987 murder. This includes former president Blaise Compaoré, who came to power in the coup against Sankara. …

Staff (2021-10-15). Detachment of Power Lines Caused Blackouts in Caracas Today, Sabotage Not Ruled Out. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's Minister of Electric Energy, Néstor Reverol, reported this Thursday, October 14, that "a new attack on the National Electric System" occurred at approximately 10: 50 in the morning, when "a detachment occurred on lines 1 and 2 of the 69 KV line from Papelón-Convento in the Capital District (Caracas), affecting the Convento substation, which is a nodal substation of the National Electric System." | In a statement made by telephone to the public television network Venezolana de Televisión, Reverol indicated that this "detachment" produced "the de-energization of the Cota Mil, Santa Rosa, Chacao and Magal…

Staff (2021-10-15). President Maduro Vows to Strengthen Vuelta a la Patria Program for the Return of Migrants. orinocotribune.com On Wednesday, October 13, President Nicolás Maduro addressed the subject of the Venezuelan children murdered in the North of Santander, in Colombia. The Venezuelan head of state asserted that Venezuelans should not continue to be victims of abuse or xenophobia by countries that promote hatred against Venezuelans. For this reason, he decided to strengthen the Vuelta a la Patria program to welcome all good citizens who need it. "Here, we await you with open arms, with Christian and humane love," he said. | "Venezuela is united, and it is the homeland of love for the inclusion of good people," explained Maduro. "For…

G. Dunkel (2021-10-15). U.S. rejects Haitians fleeing utter misery. workers.org There are two streams of Haitian refugees fleeing the utter devastation of their country, inflamed by the feckless, decades-long U.S. domination of their economy and politics and more recently the devastating magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Aug. 14. One by land comes from the over 200,000 Haitians who had been . . . |

Daniela Jimenez (2021-10-15). Former Deputy Guaidó Puts $1.2 Billion at Risk in New York Court. orinocotribune.com The criminal scheme of Juan Guaidó failed once again in a new action against the assets of Venezuela and their theft abroad. Guaidó and his group put more than a billion dollars at risk when they failed to defend resources, so a New York court ruled against Venezuela in favor of bond creditors with which Venezuela has debts because of the restrictions imposed by illegal US sanctions. The blockade and the unilateral coercive measures have also illegally stopped or impeded commercial oil activity, causing a fall in foreign exchange income, and then there are the threats of embargoes and looting. | The anti-Chavista…

_____ (2021-10-15). Scheer Intelligence: Brave Boys Who Helped End The Vietnam War. popularresistance.org Decades after the end of the Vietnam War, the impact on both Vietnam and the United States is still felt. Yet few Americans are aware that the conflict, which killed several million people, ended in large part thanks to the anti-war movement made up of, among others, 570,000 Americans that refused to be drafted to fight a war that many saw as immoral even then. Among those, 3,250 draft resisters—many of whom considered themselves conscientious objectors—were punished with up to five years in prison, including the anti-war activist and journalist David Harris. These valiant young men from a wide range…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-10-15). Shuler, Abrams link worker rights to voting rights as showdown nears. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and nationally notable voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams are linking worker rights on the job to voters' rights to cast their ballots and have them accepted and counted, as a Senate showdown on that issue looms. The two traded comments back and forth on the two issues on an Oct. 14 …

Michael F. Brown (2021-10-15). Israeli lawmaker regrets Ben-Gurion didn't "finish the job" electronicintifada.net Lobby groups do damage control, while sharing Bezalel Smotrich's racism.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-15). Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Parents Of NFL Protestors Come From Places Where They Would Never Have Had A Decent Life, Like America. moguldom.com Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — affectionately known as RBG — made some inflammatory remarks about NFL players kneeling to protest racial injustice that never saw the light of print, according to veteran journalist Katie Couric's new book. In her soon-to-be-published memoir entitled "Going There," Couric said she feared comments Ginsburg made during …

_____ (2021-10-15). Food As A Spearhead For Gentrification. popularresistance.org I live in San Diego, where I teach courses on urban and food geographies and conduct research on the relationship between food and ethnicity in urban contexts. | In recent years, I started to notice a pattern playing out in the city's low-income neighborhoods that have traditionally lacked food options. More ethnic restaurants, street vendors, community gardens and farmers markets were cropping up. These, in turn, spurred growing numbers of white, affluent and college-educated people to venture into areas they had long avoided. | This observation inspired me to write a book, titled The $16 Taco, about how food [m…

_____ (2021-10-15). Tehran Warns Israel Against 'Military Adventure'. popularresistance.org Delivered on Thursday and printed in Iran's Tasnim News Agency, the letter comes as Iran makes preparations to return to Vienna for negotiations on reviving the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) next week. | "We warn the Zionist regime against any miscalculation or military adventure targeting Iran and its nuclear program," wrote Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, referring to Israel. | Ravanchi said Israel has taken its "provocative and adventurous threats… to alarming levels" in recent months, especially as the Biden administration in Washington continues to slowly pr…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-15). Why Are Hedge Fund Managers Pouring Money into Uranium Stocks? 3 Things to Know. moguldom.com Hedge fund managers are pouring money into stocks of uranium, a naturally radioactive element that powers nuclear reactors and atomic bombs, after the nuclear fuel saw a 37-percent rally in prices. Uranium is one of the cleanest ways to produce electricity and is mainly used in nuclear power plants. Demand is rising for the metal. …

Fight Back (2021-10-15). Entrevista: Presidenta del SEIU Local 73 Dian Palmer habla acerca de la huelga de trabajadores del Condado Cook. fightbacknews.org Desde el otoño de 2019, SEIU Local 73 ha realizado cuatro huelgas. En ese otoño se unieron al Sindicato de Maestros de Chicago en su lucha contra las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago; en septiembre de 2020 se unieron a la Asociación de Enfermeras de Chicago en el Hospital de la Universidad Illinois en Chicago; en diciembre de 2020 realizaron una huelga de un día con 2,500 trabajadores en contra del gobierno del Condado Cook; y este verano han realizado una huelga histórica de 18 días con esos mismos trabajadores en contra de la misma administración. | La presidenta del SEIU Local 73, Dian Palmer, encabezó todas estas…

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2021-10-15). Thousands of John Deere workers strike the agricultural mega-giant. peoplesworld.org DES MOINES, Iowa—Company intransigence over changing a bad working environment and refusal to give workers decent pay—plus no pensions for new hires—forced 10,000 UAW members at John Deere heavy farm equipment plants in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas to strike. And the only surprise is that it's no surprise. In what worker advocates including the AFL-CIO …

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-10-15). SFSU told to protect professor against censorship. electronicintifada.net Professor Rabab Abdulhadi says ruling is vindication after years of bullying and harassment by anti-Palestinian groups.

John Philpot, Roger D. Harris (2021-10-15). Free Alex Saab Delegation at the African Bar Association. dissidentvoice.org An international Free Alex Saab delegation attended the October 3-7 annual meeting of the African Bar Association in Niamey, Niger. Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab has been under arrest in Cabo Verde since June 2020 by orders of the US and is fighting extradition to Miami. His "crime" is organizing humanitarian missions to procure food and …

Vishal P. Singh (2021-10-15). 'Latinos 4 Trump' is Promoting a Proud Boy Rally Led by Violent Holocaust Supporter. itsgoingdown.org Vishal P. Singh reports on far-Right rally being promoted by Latinos 4 Trump and headlined by Proud Boy brawler, "Tiny" Toese. by Vishal P. Singh Support on Venmo at: $vishalsinghfilms photo: @chip_nooo Gunfire, explosions, and bear mace bursts shook Portland in August after far-Right groups invaded the city and clashed with anti-fascist activists. The Proud…

AFSCME en Español (2021-10-15). California: 18 mil trabajadores sindicalizados en cuidado de salud votan por autorizar huelga. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — Más de 18 mil trabajadores sindicalizados en cuidado de salud en instalaciones de Kaiser Permanente en todo el Sur de California votaron por autorizar una huelga si su empleador no responde a sus llamados por soluciones a largo plazo a problemas de falta de personal y aumentos salariales. Con 18.209 miembros de …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-15). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

Jass Miranda (2021-10-15). Colombian union leaders fighting Philip Morris greeted in NYC with solidarity. liberationnews.org Leaders of Sintraintabaco, Colombia's National Union of Tobacco and Industry Workers, traveled to New York City this month to protest against tobacco giant Philip Morris International, headquartered here. Sintraintabaco is one of the unions at the forefront of the struggle against the multinational corporation — which it accuses of preying on and exploiting its workers …

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-10-15). Governor signs California's Momnibus Act, to reduce racial disparities. peoplesworld.org Among bills California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law earlier this month, as this year's legislative season was ending, was a measure its author, state Senator Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, says will help to overcome the glaring racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and infant deaths in the state. Senate Bill 65, the California Momnibus Act, …

Dongsheng News (2021-10-15). News on China | No. 71. dissidentvoice.org This week's News on China in 2 minutes.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-15). Funeral Rites for COVID Zero. asia-pacificresearch.com

Juan Cole (2021-10-15). Is Sec. of State Antony Blinken as bad as Mike Pompeo? Silent on Israeli theft of Palestinian Land, Promoting Phony Abraham Accords. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is shaping up to be as much of a disaster as secretary of state as Mike Pompeo. He appears to have nothing to say about Israel's outrageous new plans to steal more Palestinian land and to further divide Palestinians into Bantustans as was done by …

David Rubenstein (2021-10-15). Bogus charges of Antisemitism and the Case of Rashida Tlaib. juancole.com By David Rubenstein | — ( Southside Pride) — You have to wonder how many people actually listened to the allegedly antisemitic comments made by Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib in a speech to a Socialist convention earlier this year. Not many, you can be sure of that. For days those comments were a lead news …

TASS (2021-10-15). Israeli companies getting increasingly interested in Russian market — Lavrov. tass.com Despite the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, trade between Russia and Israel declined by a modest 3.9% in 2020, while in January-July of this year it grew by 51.8% year-on-year, the minister stressed…

TASS (2021-10-15). Israeli F-16s attacked target in Syria's Homs on October 13 — Russian Defense Ministry. tass.com According to the military official, the Syrian military command decided not to engage air defense systems, because two civilian aircraft, en route from Dubai to Beirut and from Baghdad to Damascus, were present in the air defense area of effect…

TASS (2021-10-15). Death toll climbs to seven following fatal gun battles in Beirut — TV. tass.com On Thursday, a rally by Shia political parties dissatisfied with an ongoing probe into the massive blast that rocked the city's port last year caused gunfire…

_____ (2021-10-15). Free Julian Assange: The Belmarsh Tribunal Comes To London. popularresistance.org Inspired by the famous Russell-Sartre people's tribunal, the Belmarsh Tribunal places the War on Terror on trial and holds the US government accountable for its war crimes. It is named for the London prison that has held Assange in permanent confinement for the last two years, as he faces extradition to the US, whose government plotted his assassination. The Belmarsh Tribunal will hold its first physical proceedings in London on the 22 of October 2021 at the Convocation Hall, Church House, Westminster, which was used for sittings of parliament during the Second World War. | The Belmarsh Tribunal will gather leadi…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-15). Syrian Army Deployed Dozens Of Tanks, IFVs & Rocket Launchers On Greater Idlib Frontlines (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On October 15, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) deployed large reinforcements around the northwestern region of Greater Idlib where many terrorist groups are present and active. | The newly-deployed reinforcements included dozens of battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and multiple rocket launchers. | The deployment came following reports of a near large-scale ground operation by the SAA and its allies against al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies in Greater Idlib. | pic…

_____ (2021-10-15). The Haitian Migration Crisis: Made in the U.S.A. strategic-culture.org By Ashley SMITH | Through his administration's recent policies towards Haiti and Haitian migrants, President Joe Biden is carrying out a crime against humanity. Unfortunately, this represents continuity in a decades-long, bi-partisan policy toward Haiti. | Biden recently ordered the breakup of a camp of 15,000 mainly Black Haitian migrants under a border bridge in Del Rio, Texas. The migrants—many of whom had traveled thousands of miles—had fled to the U.S. in the hopes of being granted asylum from the horrific oppression and exploitation they face in Haiti, Chile, Brazil, and other states in the regi…

WSWS (2021-10-15). Knoxville, Tennessee, schools ordered to enforce mask mandate. wsws.org With the support of prominent state Republicans, far-right groups led by individuals who participated in the January 6 fascist coup attempt in Washington D.C., have organized demonstrations against the court-ordered mask mandate.

Anonymous Google, Amazon workers (2021-10-15). We are Google and Amazon workers. We condemn Project Nimbus. zcomm.org We cannot support our employer's decision to supply the Israeli military and government technology that is used to harm Palestinians…

KQED (2021-10-15). Thursday 11/4: Indigenous Peoples vs. Apocalypse w/ Speaker Julian Brave NoiseCat. indybay.org In-person ($10): KQED Headquarters, 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 | Online (FREE): Choose "livestream" option…

WSWS (2021-10-15). Washington strangles Afghanistan's economy as millions face starvation. wsws.org In an act of raw revenge for the debacle of its 20-year war, the US is denying Afghanistan access to its own financial reserves, threatening an economic and social collapse.

Jeffrey A. Tucker (2021-10-15). The Vaccine Mandate: Is This Becoming a General Strike? globalresearch.ca

Noam Chomsky (2021-10-15). The GOP Is a "Gang of Radical Sadists" zcomm.org Noam Chomsky notes, there is plenty of room for despair in America right now. But he insists that, despite it all, we have ample reason for hope…

sputniknews (2021-10-15). Taliban Ban Logging in Afghanistan, Spokesman Says. sputniknews.com KABUL (Sputnik) – The Taliban* have outlawed logging and timber trade in Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban-run council of ministers, announced on Twitter.

Rosalind English (2021-10-15). Law Pod UK latest episode: Can AI receive patent protection? ukhumanrightsblog.com In Episode 150 Rosalind English talks to Professor Ryan Abbott about the recent ruling in the Court of Appeal on whether an invention made by Artificial Intelligence without a traditional human inventor is entitled to a patent. The Court (with one of the judges dissenting) said no. And in the matter of patent applications GB …

Martha Grevatt, Monica Moorehead (2021-10-15). Netflix: STOP promoting transphobia! workers.org Oct. 15 — Dave Chappelle has been rightfully criticized for transphobic, homophobic and misogynist comments made on his stand-up comedy special, The Closer, which aired Oct. 5. Netflix, which produced the show, has also come under fire for refusing to stop airing the show. Trans and queer people who work . . . |

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2021-10-15: News Headlines

Michael T. Klare (2021-10-15). How to Save the World (From a Climate Armageddon). counterpunch.org This summer we witnessed, with brutal clarity, the Beginning of the End: the end of Earth as we know it — a world of lush forests, bountiful croplands, livable cities, and survivable coastlines. In its place, we saw the early manifestations of a climate-damaged planet, with scorched forests, parched fields, scalding cities, and storm-wracked coastlines.

Graham Peebles (2021-10-15). Discontent by Design: The Lost World of the West. counterpunch.org A cursory glance at the 'State of the World' reveals what a mess things are: from the environmental emergency and war to injustice and poverty, a tightly woven man-made mess of interconnected issues, unprecedented in scale. The greatest crisis of all, however, is humanity, and the culture that we, specifically 'The West', have built and

New Atlas (2021-10-15). US Marines on Taiwan: Major Provocation, But Not News. newatlas.report October 15, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — When the Wall Street Journal reported recently that US special forces and Marines have been secretly based in Taiwan to train their Taiwanese counterparts for over a year, it was considered breaking news. It was followed by headlines like the Guardian's, "Secret group of US military trainers has been in …

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-15). Afghanistan Tackles the Islamic State. counterpunch.org On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Bandar, the capital of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan's largest cities in its northern belt. This is a mosque frequented by Shia Muslims, who were referred to as "our compatriots" by Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid. Forty-six

Eve Ottenberg (2021-10-15). Toothless: the Build Back Better Bill's Dental Coverage. counterpunch.org There's a lot to be said about teeth. Like, that not having them can be a real problem. Since one out of five American seniors has lost all their natural teeth, this is no minor statistical blip of an irritation. It is a BIG issue. So that's why, for months, Senator Bernie Sanders has told

John O'Kane (2021-10-15). Endless Enemies and the Permanent War Economy. counterpunch.org President Biden took a predictable hit on the Afghan crisis, but the war's flawed beginnings and mis-guided execution were caused by many of his current critics who were pitchmen for deepening our involvement. This fiasco lasted twenty years because all presidents and power players were vested in this atrocity, willing to cover up its failure with deceptions and bureaucratic lies, insulating Americans from casualties in order to continue the war indefinitely.

Lawrence Wittner (2021-10-15). Imagine a World with U.S.-China Cooperation. counterpunch.org On September 10, 2021, during an important diplomatic meeting that occurred by telephone, U.S. President Joseph Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping affirmed the necessity of a better relationship between their two nations. According to the official Chinese summary, Xi said that "when China and the United States cooperate, the two countries and the world

Paul Street (2021-10-15). America's Instinctive Fascism Creeps On. counterpunch.org Recently Norman Ornstein told Salon's Chauncy de Vega that the United States is mired in a crisis of democracy that shows parallels with Germany's descent into Nazism during the 1930s. Ornstein is right to worry about the nation's ongoing lethal rightward drift beyond "normal" bourgeois democracy. That is how the United States' political life is

Don Gross (2021-10-15). Protesters for justice, not killer cops, taken to court after police kill Alexis Wilson in Dolton, Illinois. liberationnews.org Alexis Wilson was killed by Dolton, Illinois, police on July 27. More than two months later, the only people facing charges related to this case in the Chicago suburbs are activists arrested for speaking out at a protest against racist police terror. Wilson was killed by Dolton police late at night when she was in …

Anonymous669 (2021-10-15). Death Toll From Beirut Clashes Rose To Seven, Former Israel Ally Held Responsible. southfront.org File Image based on the flag of Lebanon. | The death toll from the The clashes broke out when snipers, reportedly members of the far-right Lebanese Forces (LF), opened fire at a group of Hezbollah and Amal supporters who were protestin…

Staff (2021-10-15). Headlines for October 15, 2021. democracynow.org Bomb Attack on Mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province Kills at Least 32, Lebanon Holds Day of Mourning After Beirut Violence Leaves Seven Dead, U.K. and EU Nations Block COVID Vaccine Patent Waiver at World Trade Organization, FDA Panel Recommends Moderna Vaccine Boosters for Some Groups, Biden Welcomes Kenyan President Kenyatta Amid Pandora Papers Scandal, Chilean Lawmakers Move to Impeach President Piñera over Pandora Papers Revelations, African Asylum Seekers File Civil Rights Complaint Against ICE Over "Cruel, Inhumane" Restraints, House Memo Shines Spotlight on Police Use of Tear Gas, a Chemical Banned in…

WSWS repost (2021-10-15). Australian government, Labor silent over revelations CIA planned to kill or kidnap Assange. indybay.org Hardly any media outlets have even asked whether the Australian authorities knew about the US plans to murder or kidnap an Australian citizen and journalist.

Labor Video Project (2021-10-15). AFT-UC Lecturers Rally/March For Wages & Against Contract Labor. indybay.org UCB AFT lecturers rallied and marched for living wages and also against contract labor which are the conditions that the workers face.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-10-15). Roaming Charges: Supply Chain of Fools. counterpunch.org As Biden vows to keep the ports of LA and Long Beach running 24/7, likely gutting labor rules to in the process in effort to speed the import of cheap goods from China and South Korea, it's hard not to reach the conclusion that the most pressing supply chain issue is housing, where there's not a single state in the US where an employee who works a 40-hour can afford a 2-bedroom rental at the current minimum wage of $7.25 hour.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic collaborates with Personalis Inc. to expand cancer genomic testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn., and MENLO PARK, Calif. — Mayo Clinic announced an agreement on Tuesday, Oct. 12 that will allow it to offer clinical-grade comprehensive cancer genomic sequencing to cancer patients who choose to participate. Test results will be available to patients and their treating health care providers to guide therapeutic decisions, advance cancer research, and support the development of new diagnostic tests and therapies for cancer treatment. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic's Department of…

William rivers Pitt (2021-10-15). Progressive Dems Offer Simple, Brilliant Path Forward for Build Back Better Act. zcomm.org Enter the Congressional Progressive Caucus with a wondrously simple solution: Chop the thing in half…

Martha Grevatt (2021-10-15). UAW members step up struggle against business unionism. workers.org Over 20 rank-and-file autoworkers spoke on a webcast Oct. 7, challenging the corruption, lack of union democracy and the "partnership" with corporations perpetuated for decades by the International Executive Board of the United Auto Workers. The multinational, multigendered and multigenerational group of unionists advocated for direct elections of International officers . . . |

Juan J. Paz y Miño Cepeda (2021-10-15). Pandora Papers: øY por qué tiene que haber millonarios? globalizacion.ca En la sociedad contemporánea los millonarios ya no pueden engañar con impunidad. A pesar de ello, todavía falta tiempo para que la misma sociedad cuestione el origen de la riqueza. Tal como ocurriera con los "Panama Papers", el reciente escándalo…

Michael Welton (2021-10-15). An Entangled History: Christianity Faces Off With The Enlightenment. counterpunch.org The churches relationship to the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment is an entangled history. Margaret Jacobs ("The Enlightenment critique of Christianity," in The Cambridge History of Christianity: vol. VII: Enlightenment, Reawakening and Revolution 1660-1815) states provocatively that: "The period after 1660 saw the emergence of the first sustained attack on Christianity from within Europe since […] | To read this article, log in In order to read CP+ articles, your web…

Anonymous Contributor (2021-10-15). Update & How to Support Daniel Baker. itsgoingdown.org Update from Daniel Baker's support crew and how you can show him solidarity. This Tuesday, October 12th Daniel Baker appeared for sentencing in the court of Judge Allen Winsor. For those who love and care for Dan, this resulting sentencing was bittersweet. Dan was facing up to 10 years and a combined possibility of $1,000,000 in…

Jim Goodman (2021-10-15). Corporations Shouldn't be Masters of Our Fate. counterpunch.org In any election, anywhere, 90% of the voters agreeing on any anything would be rare indeed. But, that is exactly what happened Sunday when John Deere workers voted down the agreement negotiated by the United Auto Workers (UAW) and John Deere management, an agreement workers said was slanted to the interest of corporate profit at the expense

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-10-15). How do we support workers on strike?>. anchor.fm In this episode I go over some of the strike efforts, unionization, and other organizing going on amidst one of the more prominent working class movements in recent years, taking place here in the United States. I discuss in brief my recent episode "Workers Critique of Trade Unionism" and why although we know that economy exam is only a compromise and Soli economic struggle is not enough to provide the working class what it needs, we still need to be showing incredible support in solidarity with all workers, especially those going on strike right now. I try my best to discuss how in fact we can go about doing thi…

WSWS (2021-10-15). House Select Committee on January 6 seeks criminal contempt charges against Steve Bannon. wsws.org Bannon, a close Trump adviser who played a central role in the mobilization of fascist thugs to attack the Capitol, is defying a subpoena to appear before the committee.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Deere announces plans to maintain operations with strikebreakers, as Dana auto parts workers press to join walkout. wsws.org Deere is desperate to keep parts flowing to its dealers as corn and soybean harvests take place throughout the Midwest, and it is counting on the UAW to sabotage the strike at the earliest opportunity.

WSWS (2021-10-15). UNC Chapel Hill campus mourns suicide and attempted suicide of two students over the weekend. wsws.org Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were distraught to learn of the suicide and attempted suicide of two students over the weekend, the second month in a row in which the university has seen a suicide and attempted suicide by students.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Knoxville, Tennessee, schools ordered to enforce mask mandate. wsws.org With the support of prominent state Republicans, far-right groups led by individuals who participated in the January 6 fascist coup attempt in Washington D.C., have organized demonstrations against the court-ordered mask mandate.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Northwest Territories grappling with Canada's highest COVID-19 infection rate. wsws.org Until the Delta-driven fourth pandemic wave erupted in early August, the Northwest Territories, which covers much of Canada's far north, had largely escaped the ravages of COVID-19.

Lee Harding (2021-10-15). Bank of Canada Moving Ahead on Preparing a Digital Currency. globalresearch.ca

Matthew Stevenson (2021-10-15). Macedonian Ramble: the Ghost Train to Tirana. counterpunch.org This is the second part in a series about a journey across what used to be called Macedonia, which is now divided among Albania, North Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey. When not reading my fireside books, I was plotting my train journey for the next day by consulting an old Cook's Continental Timetable (if the trains

Sarah Rawlings (2021-10-15). The Future of Social Security: What If We Make It Bigger? counterpunch.org This year's Social Security Trustees' report includes some fairly large changes from last year, not because of the pandemic, surprisingly, but because of changes to economic projections. Although two of the Trustee positions remain vacant, the Trustees agree that the program's future is still mostly sound. According to their report, if nothing changes, the trust

James W. Carden (2021-10-15). What Kind of a Threat is Russia? counterpunch.org In his latest book, The Stupidity of War: American Foreign Policy and the Case for Complacency, American political scientist John Mueller demonstrates that since the end of World War II, American policymakers have developed a kind of addiction to threat inflation by "routinely elevating the problematic to the dire… focused on problems, or monsters, that

Elliott Negin (2021-10-15). To find out if ExxonMobil really supports a carbon tax, just follow the money. peoplesdispatch.org Despite claiming to endorse a carbon tax, ExxonMobil has funneled millions of dollars to lawmakers who oppose the idea. The company's PAC also funded 16 of the climate science deniers in the Senate and 81 in the House…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). Casus belli: Grand, exalted, invincible Azeri emir accuses Iran, Armenia of drug trafficking in former "occupied territories" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com President Ilham Aliyev: Armenia, in collusion with Iran, used the former occupied territories of Azerbaijan to carry out drug trafficking to Europe For about 30 years, Armenia, in collusion with Iran, has used the former occupied territories of Azerbaijan to carry out drug trafficking to Europe. …President Ilham Aliyev said this during a speech at …

WSWS (2021-10-15). Sà£o Paulo teachers and public employees strike against attack on pensions. wsws.org Workers are fighting against austerity measures that will have a deep impact on their pensions and working conditions.

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-10-15). Cherry-Picking Polls to Hide Public Support for Biden's Spending Plan. fair.org Washington Post columnist Henry Olsen ( Washington Post columnist Henry Olsen ( That opinion,…

Editor2 (2021-10-15). Homeless in Colombia Under Attack. orinocotribune.com Colombian police allegedly set fire to temporary camps during an eviction operation in Bogotá. The fire consumed the huts and belongings of over 300 poor displaced people, recyclers and immigrants, who had been living in temporary camps since last year. | Colombia's notorious police unit the ESMAD (Anti-Disturbance Mobile Squadron) has come under fire once again following the violent eviction of homeless families in the south of Bogotá. On October 8 agents of the ESMAD evicted around 120 families from a property belonging to the University of Cundinamarca in the Puente Aranda municipality, in the capital Bogotá.

Niki Vogt (2021-10-15). Now it has Happened: Vaccinated Pilot Dies in Flight. Emergency Landing and Uproar in the Aviation Industry. globalresearch.ca

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-10-15). Bobby Lewis on One America News, Jean Su on People vs. Fossil Fuels. fair.org CounterSpin211015Guestname.mp3 OAN logo | This week on CounterSpin: "If you have 12 Americans being fed a diet of untruth, that's 12 too many." So

WSWS (2021-10-15). Australian parents and educators declare support for October 15 school strike. wsws.org "The government is sending children back to increase workforce participation at the expense of child safety."

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-15). Women Hold Up More Than Half the Sky. dissidentvoice.org Junaina Muhammed (India) / Young Socialist Artists, A woman working in the korai fields, where women often work from a young age to earn a living. Reminder: Indian peasants and agricultural workers remain in the midst of a country-wide agitation sparked by the proposal of three farm bills that were then signed into law by …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). One man's itinerary: NATO's expanding trans-Atlantic military network. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Military Intelligence Committee Chair Visit General Philippe Lavigne, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, met with Major General Ivica Kinder, the current NATO Military Intelligence Committee Chair, October 13th 2021. Major General Kinder has already visited NATO's Allied Command Operations in Mons, Belgium; the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force in Sigonella Airbase, Italy; as well as …

It's Going Down (2021-10-15). Fire From Below: Zoe Baker on Lessons from Anarchist History. itsgoingdown.org On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with anarchist historian and YouTuber, Zoe Baker, about lessons from anarchist history, what past struggles can teach us about the social movements of today, just what the hell an 'anarcho-communist' is, and how anarchists in the past have dealt with the question of organization,…

Three Way Fight (2021-10-15). It Was no Harpers Ferry: August 22d Wasn't an Accident, It Was a Product of our Thinking. itsgoingdown.org Another critical look at the changing terrain of antifascist struggle. Originally posted to Three Way Fight. by Iain W I stood in a crowd of white men, blending in seamlessly. I was just another white man. The moment of hostility came when I failed to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, failed to take off my…

Fight Back (2021-10-15). Free Carmen Villalba! Paraguay illegally detaining political prisoner. fightbacknews.org The Paraguayan government is illegally detaining Carmen Villalba despite her completion of all prison sentences. Carmen Villalba is a political prisoner under arbitrary detention. This violation of the law by Paraguayan officials is a continuation of the vendetta, often deadly, against her and her family. | Carmen Villalba was arrested in 2004 for her revolutionary activities as a member of the Patria Libre (PL) party. Villalba was part of the struggle against the repressive Stroessner government – a bloody dictatorship, fully supported by the United States. Stroessner harshly repressed workers, peasant and indig…

Subhankar Banerjee (2021-10-15). The United States Must Rejoin the Global Biodiversity Conservation Community. counterpunch.org After a long stretch of public inattention, biodiversity conservation is a hot topic again, as if we had suddenly been jolted into awareness that our survival as a species, too, depends on the flourishing of all the other nonhuman beings who inhabit this Earth. Articles and op-eds are now filling print and online spaces. This,

WSWS (2021-10-15). Why has Squid Game resonated with a global audience? wsws.org Squid Game, a Korean survival drama series written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, has become an international phenomenon, with 111 million viewers worldwide.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-15). Opposition protests anti-EU ruling by Polish constitutional court. peoplesdispatch.org The Polish constitutional tribunal made a controversial ruling overriding several articles of the EU treaty and rulings by the Court of Justice of the European Union on the independence of the judiciary, stating that they are contrary to the country's constitution…

Medea Benjamin, Ariel Gold (2021-10-15). How Feminists Can Support Afghan Women Living Under the Taliban. counterpunch.org Since the Taliban took control of Kabul and the central government on August 15, efforts to support Afghan women have become extremely challenging. According to some prominent U.S. feminists with strong ties to Afghan women, the Taliban "has no legitimacy beyond the brutal force it commands," and governments, the United Nations and regional actors should

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). Israel offers internships for Ukrainian military medics. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel is working on organizing an internship for Ukrainian military medics at the Emek Medical Center in Israel The exchange of experience between Israeli and Ukrainian doctors, as well as the organization of internships for Ukrainian military medics were discussed during the visit of the Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel Yevhen …

Peter Weiss, Judy Weiss (2021-10-15). Ban the Use of Drones as Weapons. fpif.org Everyone who followed the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan was horrified by the drone attack, Zemari Ahmadi, who worked for Nutrition and Education International, a U.S.-based aid organization, became the target because he drove a white Toyota, went to his office, and stopped to pick up containers of clean water for his extended family. Those actions, deemed suspicious by the drone surveilla…

WSWS (2021-10-15). South African metalworkers strike expands. wsws.org About 16,000 workers in a smaller union have joined the 155,000 members of NUMSA, the main union in the steel and metalworking industry.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Soaring food prices drive hunger around the world. wsws.org The 2021 Global Hunger Index (GHI), published on Thursday, revealed soaring levels of hunger among the poor and working populations around the globe.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-15). Video: The Criminal Mindset of the Pentagon: "All Vietnamese Were 'Gooks'", "We Were The Civilized People" globalresearch.ca

Dean Baker (2021-10-15). Jerome Powell and the Federal Reserve Board. cepr.net I didn't expect to write again about Powell being reappointed as Fed chair. I had expected that Biden would have made a pick by now, but here we are. Now that Larry Summers has condemned the "woke" Fed for failing to crack down on inflation, it seems worth recapping what is at issue. What we …

WSWS (2021-10-15). Washington strangles Afghanistan's economy as millions face starvation. wsws.org In an act of raw revenge for the debacle of its 20-year war, the US is denying Afghanistan access to its own financial reserves, threatening an economic and social collapse.

Staff (2021-10-15). Detachment of Power Lines Caused Blackouts in Caracas Today, Sabotage Not Ruled Out. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's Minister of Electric Energy, Néstor Reverol, reported this Thursday, October 14, that "a new attack on the National Electric System" occurred at approximately 10: 50 in the morning, when "a detachment occurred on lines 1 and 2 of the 69 KV line from Papelón-Convento in the Capital District (Caracas), affecting the Convento substation, which is a nodal substation of the National Electric System." | In a statement made by telephone to the public television network Venezolana de Televisión, Reverol indicated that this "detachment" produced "the de-energization of the Cota Mil, Santa Rosa, Chacao and Magal…

G. Dunkel (2021-10-15). U.S. rejects Haitians fleeing utter misery. workers.org There are two streams of Haitian refugees fleeing the utter devastation of their country, inflamed by the feckless, decades-long U.S. domination of their economy and politics and more recently the devastating magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Aug. 14. One by land comes from the over 200,000 Haitians who had been . . . |

WSWS (2021-10-15). Global Online Picket Line: Oct 15 school strike. wsws.org Today—October 15, 2021—parents, teachers and workers in countries around the world are once again supporting the call from UK parent Lisa Diaz for a one day school strike to fight against the deadly reopening of schools as the COVID-19 pandemic rages.

WSWS (2021-10-15). The fight to free Julian Assange and to defeat Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws are linked. wsws.org One function of Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws is to prevent any discussion of Assange's plight, or the broader assault on civil liberties, at the next federal election.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). Polish parliament approves EU/NATO-backed "permanent barrier"on border with Belarus; chargé d'affaires summoned. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com On the second story, please to recall that Poland, under NATO obligations, was one of the main troop contributing countries for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. ==== Polish MPs back plan to build wall on Belarus border The government this week adopted a bill to construct a "permanent barrier" along Poland's eastern border with …

WSWS (2021-10-15). Deere workers issue statement calling for strategy to win strike. wsws.org The recently formed John Deere Workers Rank-and-File Committee is calling for a strategy to expand the strike, provide workers with the necessary resources, and prevent another sellout by the UAW.

John V. Walsh (2021-10-15). French Finance Minister Issues Declaration of Independence — From the U.S. counterpunch.org "Clear Differences Remain Between France and the U.S, French Minister Says," is the headline to a remarkable piece appearing in the New York Times today. The Minister, Bruno Le Maire, is brutally frank on the nature of the differences as the quotations below Illustrate. (Emphases in the quotations are mines.) In fact, they amount to

Philip Doe (2021-10-15). In Colorado Just Another Environmental Whitewash for the Polis Administration. counterpunch.org Last March 30th was a bad air day along Colorado's heavily populated northern front range. Indeed most days are bad air days for the people living here. It also happens that on this day three employees, Rosendo Majano, DeVondria Reynolds, and Bradley Rink, from the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division went to the United States EPA's Inspector

Michael F. Brown (2021-10-15). Israeli lawmaker regrets Ben-Gurion didn't "finish the job" electronicintifada.net Lobby groups do damage control, while sharing Bezalel Smotrich's racism.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Trump putsch was outcome of two-decade attack on constitutional rule and legality. wsws.org The attempted coup was the culmination of a protracted assault on democratic rights and constitutional rule by successive Republican and Democratic administrations.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania educators support October 15 school strike and the fight to eradicate COVID-19! wsws.org Our committee supports the growing strike wave in the US and around the world and fully endorses the October 15 global school strike against the reckless return to in-person learning.

Ron Jacobs (2021-10-15). The American Way—2021. counterpunch.org The evidence surrounds most of us, no matter where we live—city, suburb or country. Europe, Asia and the Americas. The concept we understood to be the USA is unraveling in a manner many might never have considered. I've always been a bit of a pessimist despite a reasonably cheery disposition. The fact of an economy

Fight Back (2021-10-15). Entrevista: Presidenta del SEIU Local 73 Dian Palmer habla acerca de la huelga de trabajadores del Condado Cook. fightbacknews.org Desde el otoño de 2019, SEIU Local 73 ha realizado cuatro huelgas. En ese otoño se unieron al Sindicato de Maestros de Chicago en su lucha contra las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago; en septiembre de 2020 se unieron a la Asociación de Enfermeras de Chicago en el Hospital de la Universidad Illinois en Chicago; en diciembre de 2020 realizaron una huelga de un día con 2,500 trabajadores en contra del gobierno del Condado Cook; y este verano han realizado una huelga histórica de 18 días con esos mismos trabajadores en contra de la misma administración. | La presidenta del SEIU Local 73, Dian Palmer, encabezó todas estas…

WSWS (2021-10-15). Pandemic continues to kill in America, while the ruling elite squabbles over mandates. wsws.org While the corporate media and political establishment declare the worst of the pandemic over, the death toll continues at 10,000 or more a week.

Ashley Smith (2021-10-15). The Haitian Migration Crisis: Made in the U.S.A. counterpunch.org In scenes that evoked the history of U.S. slave catchers, Border Patrol agents on horseback used their reins as whips to beat the refugees they chased down and captured. Eager to join the racist frenzy, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the National Guard and Texas police to form a miles-long "steel wall" of patrol cars and military vehicles to block migrants from escaping Biden's dragnet.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Australia: Victorian Health Department report attempts to deny government responsibility for COVID-19 hospital infections. wsws.org The report into the 2020 COVID outbreaks in Melbourne documents 277 hospital-acquired infections and 84 deaths.

C.P. Chandrasekhar (2021-10-15). How emerging markets hurt poor countries. mronline.org Financial globalization was supposed to spur development. Instead, it transfers money to the global North and exacerbates existing inequalities.

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-10-15). SFSU told to protect professor against censorship. electronicintifada.net Professor Rabab Abdulhadi says ruling is vindication after years of bullying and harassment by anti-Palestinian groups.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Australian reports reveal deepening impoverishment in COVID disaster. wsws.org Of the participants in the survey of people trying to survive on government income support payments, almost everyone (96 percent) said they were struggling with basic living costs.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). Saakashvili calls on emigrants to return to Georgia by the end of month "for a decisive battle" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Saakashvili calls on emigrants to return to Georgia by the end of month 'for a decisive battle' Former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has released a letter from Rustavi Prison No. 12 earlier today and asked emigrants to return to Georgia 'for a week, by the end of the month' to take part in a …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). NATO's new format for integrating 40 partners into global Strategic Concept. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Partners invited to discuss the upcoming Strategic Concept On 14 October 2021, the NATO International Military Staff hosted Partner Nations for informal workshops to discuss a series of topics pertaining to NATO's new Strategic Concept. This new format, to be held bi-annually, aims to improve the dialogue between NATO and Partners. Chair of the …

John Philpot, Roger D. Harris (2021-10-15). Free Alex Saab Delegation at the African Bar Association. dissidentvoice.org An international Free Alex Saab delegation attended the October 3-7 annual meeting of the African Bar Association in Niamey, Niger. Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab has been under arrest in Cabo Verde since June 2020 by orders of the US and is fighting extradition to Miami. His "crime" is organizing humanitarian missions to procure food and …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). 30-year-old Azerbaijan has made 100 years of progress during 18-year reign of Genghis Aliyev. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev, Azerbaijan has undergone a century of development in 18 years 18 years have passed since the election of Ilham Aliyev, a prominent statesman and the new Leader of the new century [why not millennium? or Millennium?>, as President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. On October 15, 2003, Ilham …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-15). Waking up to Climate Change Dinosaurs. counterpunch.org Morning listening on October 13. Australia's Radio National. Members of the Morrison government are doing their interview rounds with the host, Fran Kelly. We enter a time warp, speeding away into another dimension where planet Earth, and Australia, look different. The first interview, with Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie, is filled with the sort of rejigged

Chris Gilbert (2021-10-15). Squid Game, Capitalist Game. counterpunch.org What would you call a society in which everybody is an equal, everyone gets a fair chance, but is at the same time cruel and destructive in a way never before seen in history? The new Korean series Squid Game models this kind of social situation in an abstract way: It depicts a scenario in which debt-ridden

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-15). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

Nihad Sheikh Khalil (2021-10-15). The Modern History of Africa is the Natural Extension of the Struggle of the Palestinian People. counterpunch.org There are those who suggest as very much a fait accompli that the African Union's acceptance of Israel's accession to its institutions, as an observer member, regardless of the crimes of the occupation against the Palestinian people, must be viewed in the context of a natural evolution of relations. The foundation of this hypothesis is

Dongsheng News (2021-10-15). News on China | No. 71. dissidentvoice.org This week's News on China in 2 minutes.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-15). Funeral Rites for COVID Zero. asia-pacificresearch.com

Juan Cole (2021-10-15). Is Sec. of State Antony Blinken as bad as Mike Pompeo? Silent on Israeli theft of Palestinian Land, Promoting Phony Abraham Accords. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is shaping up to be as much of a disaster as secretary of state as Mike Pompeo. He appears to have nothing to say about Israel's outrageous new plans to steal more Palestinian land and to further divide Palestinians into Bantustans as was done by …

David Rubenstein (2021-10-15). Bogus charges of Antisemitism and the Case of Rashida Tlaib. juancole.com By David Rubenstein | — ( Southside Pride) — You have to wonder how many people actually listened to the allegedly antisemitic comments made by Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib in a speech to a Socialist convention earlier this year. Not many, you can be sure of that. For days those comments were a lead news …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). Erdogan indicates Turkey will expand anti-Kurdish war throughout "entire Syria" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey's anti-terror fight in N Syria will continue "differently": Erdogan Turkey will pursue a much more different struggle against the presence of the YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria due to the escalation of terrorist attacks in the region, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, repeating his criticisms against the United States for supporting the YPG/PKK. …

Jonah Raskin (2021-10-15). Another Shit Storm in Berkeley. counterpunch.org The shit is hitting the fan in Berkeley, again. The city, which is notorious for not thinking clearly or honorably about People's Park and its legacy, announced plans recently to install a public toilet on Haste Street directly in front of a legendary mural that Osha Neumann and O'Brien Thiele painted 45 years ago. The

TASS (2021-10-15). Israeli companies getting increasingly interested in Russian market — Lavrov. tass.com Despite the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, trade between Russia and Israel declined by a modest 3.9% in 2020, while in January-July of this year it grew by 51.8% year-on-year, the minister stressed…

TASS (2021-10-15). Israeli F-16s attacked target in Syria's Homs on October 13 — Russian Defense Ministry. tass.com According to the military official, the Syrian military command decided not to engage air defense systems, because two civilian aircraft, en route from Dubai to Beirut and from Baghdad to Damascus, were present in the air defense area of effect…

TASS (2021-10-15). Death toll climbs to seven following fatal gun battles in Beirut — TV. tass.com On Thursday, a rally by Shia political parties dissatisfied with an ongoing probe into the massive blast that rocked the city's port last year caused gunfire…

Juan Cole (2021-10-15). A Yemen Catastrophe that America helped Make (Pearson Inst. Video with Juan Cole). juancole.com Pearson Institute Panel on Catastrophe in Yemen from October 13, with Juan Cole among the panelists. Pearson Institute: Yemen in Neglect My (much more expert-on-Yemen than I) colleagues in this panel: Afrah Nasser is Yemen Researcher, Human Rights Watch. Shadi Abu Sneida is a humanitarian working with UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Yemen. Stacy …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Consumer Health: What is mental health? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Mental Health Day will be observed on Sunday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This is a good time to consider the differences between normal mental health and mental health disorders. Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave. Sometimes the difference between normal mental health and mental disorders is clear, but often the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Christina Zorn, J.D., named Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Christina Zorn, J.D., chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic. She will succeed Jeff Bolton, who announced in August that he will retire from Mayo Clinic on Nov. 30. "I extend my sincere congratulations to Christina in her new role as Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "She is a values-driven servant leader with a strong track record of contributions to our organization. She brings unique…

WSWS (2021-10-15). Sri Lankan educators and students support today's global school strike. wsws.org A grade 11 student from Kandy said: "I'd like to go to school with my friends but I'll never sacrifice the lives of myself and my friends to this deadly virus."

Editor (2021-10-15). The Italian government confronts a new test: fascism in the streets. mronline.org Here is the "eternal fascism" that Umberto Eco warned us against, when he explicated the symptoms of the virus that made Italy the incubator, and then the European model, of an anti-parliamentary regime, violent, anti-freedom, anti-Semitic and warmongering.

Jason Ditz (2021-10-15). With Nod to Military Action Against Iran, US Gives In to Israeli Pressure. news.antiwar.com Secretary of State Tony Blinken "All options" was a catch-all term for the US in threatening anyone, but Israeli officials felt the US wasn't saying it nearly enough against Iran, presenting this as a split between Israel and the Democrats, a rift they no…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-15). The Pentagon's Dilemma: The Covid Vaccine Impairs the Performance of U.S. Fighting Forces. globalresearch.ca "Physician and Army Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Long is a rare, courageous truth-teller willing to probably jeopardize a military career for the greater good. To try and steer the Department of Defense to policies that protect military personnel from dangerous and …

Daniel Campione (2021-10-15). La democracia argentina øcamina o no camina? globalizacion.ca Cabe más que nunca interrogarse sobre la necesidad y posibilidad de una verdadera democracia. En las condiciones que impone una abrumadora crisis, signada por la pandemia, la deuda externa impagable, la pobreza creciente y el deterioro cotidiano de las condiciones…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Can medications and supplements interact with one another? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: As I have gotten older, doctors have placed me on more medications, such as for blood pressure and cholesterol. Also, as I age, I have chosen to take some supplements that are supposed to improve my memory, reduce cholesterol and prevent cancer. Should I worry about these supplements interacting with one another or my medications? ANSWER: With age come more chronic health conditions. Also, some people may develop deficiencies in certain vitamins as they…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-15). Chicago Set to Lose 50% or More of Police Force at Midnight Tonight as Police Union Calls Mayor's Bluff on Reporting COVID-19 Vaccine Status. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Hope for patients with post-COVID syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "Long-haul COVID," "long COVID" and "post-COVID syndrome" are references to patients who have been infected with COVID-19 and are still experiencing long-term effects and symptoms."Estimates show that 10%—30% of people who become infected with COVID-19 will end up coming down with long-haul COVID," says Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, medical director of Mayo Clinic's COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program. "And it does look like that long-haul COVID could be a new chronic infection for some folks and be a new baseline." The World Health Organization recently gave…

Ramón Pedregal Casanova (2021-10-15). Julián Assange, el defensor del humano, perseguido por el criminal. globalizacion.ca Mike Pompeo (director de la CIA): ´Mentimos, engañamos y robamos. Teníamos hasta cursos de entrenamiento completos ª (declaración en una conferencia en la Universidad A&M de Texas el 15 de abril de 2019). øQuién manda a sus hijos a semejante universidad?,…

Will Steffen (2021-10-15). Green Left Show #18: Will Steffen on climate policies in the lead up to Glasgow. greenleft.org.au Climate Council member Will Steffen spoke to Green Left about climate science and politics in the lead up to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

Alex Salmon (2021-10-15). 'Squid Game': Holding a dystopian mirror to life under capitalism. greenleft.org.au Alex Salmon reviews Squid Games, a dystopian tale set in Asia's economic "miracle".

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Blood donors urgently needed in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, urgently needs donations of Type O-positive and Type O-negative blood. "We are continuing to suffer a national blood shortage. As a result, blood products are still difficult to bring in from external sources to supplement our local collection capabilities," says Camille van Buskirk, M.D., medical director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program. "Despite these dire blood product shortages, the constant need for blood products for our patients…

teleSUR, drl, MER (2021-10-15). Pdte. Maduro envía carta de protesta al rey de España. telesurtv.net "Es inaceptable que en pleno siglo XXI una nación que se precia de ser civilizada rinda culto a lo peor de su pasado", expresó el mandatario.

teleSUR, JDO (2021-10-15). Venezuela investiga causas de interrupción eléctrica. telesurtv.net Ministro Néstor Reverol aseveró que no descartan que tras lo ocurrido haya otro ataque al sistema eléctrico nacional.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). Neo-Ottoman expansionism: when will Turkey annex Northern Syria? antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Excerpts from a lengthy, detailed article in the current issue of the Middle East Quarterly. (The creation of Daniel Pipes, who decidedly has his own ax to grind.) Turkish Imperialism: When Will Turkey Annex Northern Syria? During the past five years, Turkish forces launched four military operations that led to the establishment of four border …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-15). Conservative UK Lawmaker David Amess Died After He Was Stabbed Multiple Times In Essex Church. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageUPDATE: A Conservative MP died after being stabbed several times at a meeting at a Methodist church in his constituency of Southend West. | Originally published on ZeroHedge | Conservative MP Sir David Amess was stabbed several times while attending a constituency surgery meeting at a church in Essex, according to Armed police and forensics officers were seen outside the Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea a short while ago. Amess. 69, was receiving tr…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-15). Turkey Is Preparing To Take Military Action Against US-Backed Kurdish Forces In Syria — Report. southfront.org Turkish Army tanks manoeuvre during a military exercise near the Turkish-Iraqi border in Silopi, Turkey, September 25, 2017 © Umit Bektas / Reuters | Turkey is preparing to take military action against US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria if talks on the issue with the US and Russia fail,

Victor Lee Lewis (2021-10-15). Tuesday 10/26: Hard Conversations: Whiteness, Race, and Social Justice. indybay.org Zoom, every Tuesday, for 5 weeks. Online classroom available during the course and for 3-months after the end of the course.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Continuing progress in battle against COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "October is going to be a very exciting month in the U.S., regarding COVID-19 vaccines," says Dr. Gregory Poland, head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "On Oct. 14 the Federal Drug Administration is going to look at COVID-19 boosters for Moderna. On Oct. 15, (the FDA will review) boosters for Johnson & Johnsons' COVID-19 vaccine. And on Oct. 29, the FDA will look at extending emergency use for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children down to…

teleSUR, jaa, MER (2021-10-15). Rechazan acciones contra migrantes venezolanos en Colombia. telesurtv.net El jefe de Estado repudió el asesinato y la desaparición forzada de migrantes venezolanos en Colombia.

Jack Rasmus (2021-10-15). Addendum to 'The Great Strike of 2021'. zcomm.org How Workers Survive When Not Returning to Work…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Consumer Health: What do you know about liver cancer? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about liver cancer. More than 42,000 new cases of primary liver cancer and intrahepatic bile duct cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and more than 30,000 people will die of these diseases, according to the American Cancer Society. Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of your liver, which is a football-sized organ in the upper…

KQED SF (2021-10-15). Monday 10/18: Amy Tan, Author & Bay Area Native, in Conversation w/ Michael Krasny KQED. indybay.org In-person: KQED Headquarters, 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 | Online: Choose "livestream" option – FREE…

Noticed Media & FastLayne Comedy (2021-10-15). Friday 10/15: Oakland Comedy Festival 2021. indybay.org 6 venues located around Oakland, California! | – Owl & Company Bookshop | – It's Your Move Game & Hobby Shop | – Rocky's Market Brooklyn Basin | – Luka's Lounge & Taproom | – Ale Industries | – Original Pattern Brewing…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). A third chance for a young breast cancer patient. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer does not discriminate ‚Äï a truth that a young Florida woman knows three times over. While in college, Jessica Florence found a lump on her right breast. The 21-year-old initially did not believe what she found was serious until she was in pain and experiencing other symptoms. Watch: A third chance for a young breast cancer patient. www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpSCKDvt7KA Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 00) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please…

Children's Health Defense (2021-10-15). Biologist Tells RFK, Jr : Science Doesn't Support Vaccine Mandates. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous007 (2021-10-15). Attack In Kandahar Shia Mosque Leaves At Least 33 Dead. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 15th, a blast at a Shia Mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan killed at least 33 people and wounding 73, officials said, the second massive attack in a week targeting worshippers from the minority sect. | Qari Saeed Khosti, the spokesman of the Taliban's new government's interior ministry said, the blast which took place during Friday prayers caused "heavy casualties", adding that authorities are collecting details of the explosion. | The latest incident came just…

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2021-10-15). Sunday 10/17: Cancel the Rents! Eviction Defense Workshop. indybay.org Snow Park (250 19th St, Oakland)…

Brenda Norrell (2021-10-15). BIA Occupation in Washington: Native People Under Arrest Demanding Justice. indybay.org Native People occupying the Bureau of Indian Affairs are now being arrested, during Day 4 of People vs. Fossil Fuels. Follow Censored News for this breaking news story.

teleSUR, JDO (2021-10-15). Cumbre de lideresas indígenas abre sesiones en Lima, Perú. telesurtv.net Debaten sobre la unidad, la igualdad de género, el cambio climático, el derecho al buen vivir y otros temas.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to meet the challenges of breastfeeding. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breastfeeding has many benefits. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby. Breast milk is easier than commercial formula for babies to digest, and the antibodies in breast milk boost a baby's immune system. Breastfeeding might even help a new mother lose weight after the baby is born. But breastfeeding can be challenging. New parents may worry about whether their child is getting enough milk and wonder how often they should breastfeed….

Staff (2021-10-15). "People vs. Fossil Fuels": Over 530 Arrested in Historic Indigenous-Led Climate Protests in D.C. democracynow.org This week over 530 climate activists were arrested during Indigenous-led civil disobedience actions in Washington, D.C., calling on President Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency and stop approving fossil fuel projects. Indigenous leaders have issued a series of demands, including the abolition of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, whose offices they occupied on Thursday for the first time since the 1970s. The protests come just weeks before the start of the critical U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, which President Biden and senior Cabinet members are expected to attend. "We're not going anywhere," says S…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-15). Q&A: COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy. imperial.ac.uk How safe are COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy, and why is it important to include pregnant women in clinical trials?>

Anonymous103 (2021-10-15). Fighting Crisis: Germany To Cut Power Surcharge. southfront.org Illustrative image | Reuters reported that Germany was going to reduce a power surcharge in order to lower the high electricity bills in 2022. | According to Reuters' sources, Berlin plans to ease the pressure that consumers face by cutting the power surcharge by 43%, that should increase the investments in renewable energy sector. | Germany has the highest electricity prices in Europe. This is due to a variety of factors, including the subsidy schemes that were used before. Their abandoning should allow to increase the green energy investments. | Meanwhile, the development of renewable energy sources in Europe…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic celebrates 35 years in Florida. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In the 35 years since its opening, Mayo Clinic in Florida has become one of the premier medical destination centers in the Southeast while garnering the No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings in Florida and contributing more than $2 billion annually to Florida's economy. In 1986, Mayo Clinic brought its team approach to health care from Rochester, Minnesota, to the Southeast when it opened the clinic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Minute: Flu during a pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you had your flu shot yet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over 6 months get a flu shot every season with rare exceptions. Now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and the flu. And you can get both shots at the same time. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/vGrUz75YoiI Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 12) is in the downloads at the end of…

Jeffrey A. Tucker (2021-10-15). The Vaccine Mandate: Is This Becoming a General Strike? globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-10-15). México acuerda con Cuba adquirir vacuna Abdala contra Covid-19. telesurtv.net El mandatario mexicano destacó que las relaciones de cooperación con Cuba se basan en el desarrollo y solidaridad internacional.

teleSUR, jaa, MER (2021-10-15). Asesinan a otra firmante de Acuerdos de Paz en Cauca, Colombia. telesurtv.net Indepaz precisó que la víctima, María Steffania Muñoz Villa, se convirtió en la desmovilizada número 40 en ser asesinada este 2021.

Anonymous765 (2021-10-15). Israel And Co. Begin Moving Rapidly In The Middle East. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN: bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH: qzjv8hrdv…

Anonymous Google, Amazon workers (2021-10-15). We are Google and Amazon workers. We condemn Project Nimbus. zcomm.org We cannot support our employer's decision to supply the Israeli military and government technology that is used to harm Palestinians…

Angela (2021-10-15). Saturday 10/16: Free virtual screening of the film "1948" indybay.org

Virginia Browning (2021-10-15). Vote Now! Rescue Pacifica Debunks the Pretenders, Plus Finances, Conflict Resolution. indybay.org Debunking KPFA "Protectors" in last 3 days of KPFA board election…

Claudio Della Croce (2021-10-15). Argentina: Medidas electoraleras mientras crecen el desempleo, el hambre y la pobreza. globalizacion.ca Acuciado por la pérdida del favor popular expresada en la derrota en los comicios internos -Primarias, Abiertas, Simultáneas y Obligatorias (PASO)-, el gobierno argentino trata de generar confianza en la población de cara a las elecciones legislativas del 11 de…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-15). COVIDSafe: the failure of an app. greenleft.org.au Binoy Kampmark argues that the shortcomings of the COVIDSafe app provide a lesson in exaggerated prowess and diminished performance.

Lee Fang (2021-10-15). Drug Industry Hires Former Critics as Lobbyists Against Medicare Negotiations. zcomm.org Former Democratic lawmakers now earn a living as drug company lobbyists…

Kim Moody (2021-10-15). Why It's High Time to Move on From 'Just-in-Time' Supply Chains. zcomm.org Decades of deregulation, privatisation and market worship have left society vulnerable to the unbidden force of "just-in-time" supply chains…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-15). Combined China-Russia Military Might Is Not Enough To Match U.S.: RAND Corp. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 14th, China and Russia kicked off joint naval drills off the Russian Far East, showing that cooperation between the two neighbors is constantly improving. | The exercises Joint Sea 2021 kicked off with a ceremony in Russia's Peter the Great Gulf and will run through October 17th. | Chinese state media said the drills would encompass communications, anti-mine, anti-air and anti-submarine operations, joint maneuvering and firing on seaborn targets. | Whi…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Covid Queries: Altered DNA and microchips. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I've heard some theories circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine, including that it was developed to control the general population through microchip tracking or "nanotransducers" in our brains. I've also heard that it will alter my DNA. Are these theories true? A: No, those assertions are false. "There is absolutely not a microchip in the vaccine," says Martin Herrmann, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca and New Prague. "Also, there's no…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

Staff (2021-10-15). "Long March for Justice" Underway Across New Jersey to Demand Police Reform, Reparations. democracynow.org We get an update from New Jersey, where the People's Organization for Progress is leading a 67-mile march to demand the state Legislature pass legislation to hold police accountable. The nine-day march wraps up Saturday, and activists are demanding passage of a state policy that would give police review boards subpoena power, ban and criminalize chokeholds, establish requirements for use of deadly force and end qualified immunity in New Jersey. At the national level, they are calling for the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. "We know that electoral politics…

Bevan Ramsden (2021-10-15). Peace activists say 'No' to nuclear-powered submarines. greenleft.org.au Activists challenge the federal government's embrace of nuclear-submarine technology and the new AUKUS agreement. Bevan Ramsden reports.

sputniknews (2021-10-15). Taliban Ban Logging in Afghanistan, Spokesman Says. sputniknews.com KABUL (Sputnik) – The Taliban* have outlawed logging and timber trade in Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban-run council of ministers, announced on Twitter.

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-10-15). Court Strikes Down Oil Industry Pollution Protections in Monterey County. indybay.org Decision Increases Pressure on Gov. Newsom to Stop New Oil Wells…

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-10-15). La respuesta de La Habana al COVID-19: øCayó la Cuba socialista en la "falsa narrativa" de las grandes farmacéuticas? globalizacion.ca Necesitamos ser honestos sobre esta pandemia global que tiene una agenda no tan oculta para llevar a la civilización de regreso a la edad oscura. Es fácil ver lo que está sucediendo a nuestro alrededor con las constantes mentiras sobre…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-15). Syrian Army Deployed Dozens Of Tanks, IFVs & Rocket Launchers On Greater Idlib Frontlines (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On October 15, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) deployed large reinforcements around the northwestern region of Greater Idlib where many terrorist groups are present and active. | The newly-deployed reinforcements included dozens of battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and multiple rocket launchers. | The deployment came following reports of a near large-scale ground operation by the SAA and its allies against al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies in Greater Idlib. | pic…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-10-15). Asamblea Nacional repudia asesinato de adolescentes venezolanos en Colombia. telesurtv.net Los diputados se adhirieron a la demanda que el Gobierno de Venezuela presentará contra Colombia ante la Corte Penal Internacional…

Olivia Engling (2021-10-15). IMF: Wealthy and Poor Countries Face COVID Economic Challenges. indybay.org

teleSUR, JDO (2021-10-15). Militarización de Macrozona Sur de Chile concita más críticas. telesurtv.net Subrayan que el diálogo es la única vía para atender las demandas de las comunidades del área y solucionar la violencia.

KQED (2021-10-15). Thursday 11/4: Indigenous Peoples vs. Apocalypse w/ Speaker Julian Brave NoiseCat. indybay.org In-person ($10): KQED Headquarters, 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 | Online (FREE): Choose "livestream" option…

Peninsula Open Space Trust (2021-10-15). Wednesday 11/17: "Gather:" Film & Discussion on Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States. indybay.org Online film screening & discussion…

Jake Johnson (2021-10-15). Progressives Push Democrats to Reject 'Outdated Austerity Policies,' Pass Bold Agenda. zcomm.org "The Dems must stand with the people, not fold," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Staff (2021-10-15). A Death Trap? As 12th Prisoner Dies at NYC's Rikers Island, Calls Grow to Close World's Largest Jail. democracynow.org We take an in-depth look at the growing humanitarian crisis at the world's largest jail complex, Rikers Island in New York City. After touring the jail, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams describes it as "a disaster." In response to mounting public pressure, most of the women and transgender people at Rikers are being transferred to two prisons, including a maximum-security facility, even as most are still awaiting trial. "It's like putting a Band-Aid on a gunshot wound," says Anisah Sabur, who was formerly incarcerated at Rikers and one of the prisons and is…

Rosalind English (2021-10-15). Law Pod UK latest episode: Can AI receive patent protection? ukhumanrightsblog.com In Episode 150 Rosalind English talks to Professor Ryan Abbott about the recent ruling in the Court of Appeal on whether an invention made by Artificial Intelligence without a traditional human inventor is entitled to a patent. The Court (with one of the judges dissenting) said no. And in the matter of patent applications GB …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Next steps, new leader for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Cheryl Willman was named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, and director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in May. In this role, Dr. Willman is leading the expansion and strategic development of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, as well as newly developing Mayo Clinic global cancer programs in London and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as…

Editor (2021-10-15). Commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day/Support Workers World. workers.org Boston Mayor Kim Janey proclaimed Oct. 6 that the second Monday of October every year would be Indigenous Peoples Day. The document says this commemoration will be "'in lieu of' Columbus Day . . . and renounces the racist and colonial history of Boston and its impact on Indigenous peoples." . . . |

Anonymous103 (2021-10-15). Russia's Arctic Strategy Aimed At Guaranteeing Development. southfront.org Illustrative ImageMoscow wants to strengthen Arctic diplomacy, while the West insists on military plans. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Historically, the Arctic has been a Russian-influenced zone. As one of the greatest military powers in the world, Russia tends to expand its projection to geographically close regions, consolidating a broad regional space, in which the North Pole is included. The US, Canada and the European Union for a long time ignored the strategic potential of the Arctic, seeking power projection in other zones, su…

Georgie Dixon (2021-10-15). Activists push to end casualisation at Sydney University. greenleft.org.au Casual workers at the University of Sydney have launched a $2 million wage theft claim against university management. Georgie Dixon reports.

South Front (2021-10-15). Video: Gruesome Warfare and Artificial Intelligence: Robot Dogs with Assault Rifles. globalresearch.ca

Amah Mutsun Land Trust & UCSC (2021-10-15). Saturday 11/6: Settler Colonialism is a Sickness: How Federal Indian Health Failed Native Women. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Juraima Almeida (2021-10-15). El milagro Bolsonaro: La mitad de los brasileños pasa hambre y se duplicaron las favelas. globalizacion.ca En Brasil unos 20 millones de personas pasan sin comer nada durante 24 horas cada pocos días, 24,5 millones empiezan el día sin saber cómo se alimentarán, y disminuyó la cantidad y calidad de lo que comen. Este informe se…

sputniknews (2021-10-15). Former FBI Deputy Director Fired During Trump Administration Wins Back Pension. sputniknews.com Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has won back his full pension and other benefits after settling a lawsuit with the US Justice Department — more than three years after being booted from the Trump administration just hours before he was scheduled to retire, his lawyers announced Thursday.

A Guest Author (2021-10-15). National Week of Action in Support of Black Migrants. workers.org The following lightly edited statement was issued by Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Color of Change and other Black-led groups around the country. Oct. 11 is Day 1 of the National Week of Action in Support of Black Migrants led by Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), Color Of Change . . . |

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). Black Sea, Sea of Azov: Britain to boost Ukrainian naval, missile capabilities. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine to buy British minesweepers, missile weapons — ambassador Ukraine will purchase two British minesweeping ships, missile weapons and modern technology to protect its coast…. "Four areas that will strengthen the capacity of our navy will be implemented [as part of the agreement with the United Kingdom], and this will be made public soon. I …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-15). Social disadvantage in the UK has a lasting impact on childhood asthma. imperial.ac.uk Children experiencing social disadvantage in their first few years of life have a greatly increased risk of asthma persisting into adulthood.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-15). ISIS Terrorists Killed Eight Syrian Soldiers In Large-Scale Attack On Key Southern Raqqa Town. southfront.org Illustrative image. | Early on October 15, ISIS terrorists launched a large-scale operation on positions located around the town of Resafa in the southern countryside of Raqqa. | The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies were able to repel the attack after clashing with the terrorists for a few hours. Warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) provided the army with close air support. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, eight SAA soldiers and Syrian pro-government fighter…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-15). Residential Building Fire In Southern Taiwan Leaves At Least 46 Dead. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | At least 46 people died and another 41 were injured in southern Taiwan after a 40-year-old building caught fire, early on October 14th. | The fire broke out in the 40-year-old building in Kaohsiung's Yancheng district in the early hours of October 15th and was extinguished around dawn. | The Kaohsiung fire department said in a statement that after completing a search of the building they were able to confirm 46 deaths. | Mayor Chen Chi-mai said the building was partly…

Reproductive Justice Can't Wait (2021-10-15). Why They Marched in Danville. indybay.org Women's rights activists in Danville and San Ramon, two East Bay cities a few miles apart, joined forces for a march for reproductive justice on October 2nd.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Pregnancy and the heart. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am ready to start a family, but my doctor said that pregnancy may be high-risk for me because I have a heart condition. Can you explain how pregnancy affects the heart and what I can do to lower my risk for complications? ANSWER: Pregnancy results in many changes that can increase the workload of the heart. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by 30% to 50% to nourish your growing baby, your heart…

Ralph Nader (2021-10-15). Reporter's Alert: Part VI. dissidentvoice.org Reporters at major newspapers and magazines are hard to reach by telephone. Today it is increasingly hard to converse with them about timely scoops, leads, gaps in coverage, and corrections to published articles. We started an online webpage: Reporter's Alert. From time to time, we use Reporter's Alert to present suggestions for important reporting on topics that are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? ANSWER: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, finding an effective drug to combat COVID-19 has been on the minds of many. While many medications are being tested to treat COVID-19, only one has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has approved remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age…

Siddharth Joshi (2021-10-15). Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand. zcomm.org Rooftop solar has huge potential to alleviate energy poverty and put clean, pollution-free power back in the hands of consumers worldwide…

Center for Global Health Equity UVA (2021-10-15). Friday 10/22: Pursuing Equity In Global Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccine. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-10-15). Massive Subsidies to Big Oil are Ongoing. indybay.org Welfare to fossil fuel industry costs taxpayers $20 billion a year and is a major contributor to global warming.

Photos by Mort Stein (2021-10-15). Washington March for Women's Rights. indybay.org Women march throughout the country to keep abortion legal…

Nicolás Centurión (2021-10-15). Estado uruguayo: Ausente para los desposeídos, presente para la oligarquía. globalizacion.ca El referéndum contra el buque insignia de Lacalle Pou, la Ley de Urgente Consideración (LUC), es el termómetro que va a medir el clima político de aquí a marzo de 2022 cuando se cumplan dos años de gestión de la…

Dean Baker (2021-10-15). The High-Paid Media Types Are Unhappy Workers Are Getting Higher Pay. cepr.net Many in the media are very upset that workers at the bottom end of the pay scale feel secure enough to demand higher pay and better working conditions. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of watching a television anchor, who earns $6 million a year, complain that 3 percent of the workforce quit their job in …

Noam Chomsky (2021-10-15). The GOP Is a "Gang of Radical Sadists" zcomm.org Noam Chomsky notes, there is plenty of room for despair in America right now. But he insists that, despite it all, we have ample reason for hope…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-15). Engineered Economic Chaos, "Fake Shortages". Collapse in Industrial Production. southfront.org Illustrative image | Whistleblower: Los Angeles Port Worker Says Shortages Are Fake! | Written by Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Stew Peters; Originally published on The global economy is in crisis. The Covid-19 Lockdown policies have triggered a process of Worldwide economic destabilization which directly affects both "Supply" and "Demand" relations. It's the most serious economic crisis…

Anand Naidoo (2021-10-15). The Heat: UN Biodiversity Conference. america.cgtn.com It's described as a defining challenge of our time — protecting plants and animals in their fragile habitats. Now, China and more than 100 countries are promising to take action.

news.un (2021-10-15). From the Field: Lao farmers serve up fish with rice. news.un.org Farmers in Laos are rediscovering ancient practices by cultivating rice and fish in the same field after more modern farming methods are failing to provide them with a liveable income.

Javier Tolcachier (2021-10-15). Por el derecho a una Internet con derechos. globalizacion.ca øQué duda cabe que la época está atravesada por una rasante revolución tecnológica, con la irrupción de la digitalización en casi todas las actividades sociales? Internet, un espacio tan vital para nuestra interacción social ha ido mutando en sus características,…

sputniknews (2021-10-15). Texas Official Caught Instructing Teachers to Balance Holocaust Books With 'Opposing' Views. sputniknews.com Newly surfaced audio recordings have captured the executive director of curriculum and instruction of the Carroll Independent School District in Texas advising teachers that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should also offer students access to "opposing" perspectives.

Global Research News (2021-10-15). Selected Articles: Engineered Economic Chaos, "Fake Shortages". Collapse in Industrial Production. globalresearch.ca By Worldwide, large sectors of industry, agriculture a…

UFCLP (2021-10-15). Wednesday 10/20: Support October 20 South Korean General Strike For Equality & Free KCTU President Yang Ky. indybay.org South Korean Consulate | 3500 Clay St., San Francisco…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Bowel cancer: Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert describes role hard-to-see polyps play in cancer risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Physicians screening people for bowel cancer are becoming increasingly concerned about a type of polyp once thought harmless: serrated polyps, sawtooth-edged growths in the colon that are flat, nearly translucent, and sometimes difficult to spot during colonoscopies. New research suggests people with serrated polyps should be checked more frequently for bowel cancer, a Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert writes in a commentary in the journal Gut. A serrated polyp after blue dye has been…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-15). Houthis Captured Al-Abdiyah District Center Despite Intense Saudi Airstrikes. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On October 15, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) captured al-Abdiyah district center in the central Yemeni province of Ma'rib form Saudi-backed Forces. | Houthi fighters managed to enter the district center, which is located to the south of Ma'rib city, after launching a large coordinated attack from several directions. Saudi-backed forces failed to hold onto their positions. | ŸÖŸÜ ŸÖÿ±ŸÉÿ≤ ŸÖÿØŸäÿ±&…

sputniknews (2021-10-15). Europe's Fuel Crisis May Drive Households Into 'Energy Poverty', UN Agency Chief Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik), Andrei Savenkov – The ongoing fuel crisis in the European Union will undermine the economies of the bloc's most vulnerable countries and leave many households struggling to pay energy bills, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Olga Algayerova said.

Otto Konig, Richard Detje & F Steinfeld (2021-10-15). Against all reason and The Afghan Debacle. indybay.org Like the chaotic flight of the U.S. Army from Vietnam in 1975, the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021 highlights the failure of the geopolitically based "war and nation-building concept" of the U.S. and NATO countries. The assumption, questionable from the outset, that it would be possible to impose the so-called "Western value system" on a country in which 50 languages are spoken.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-15). Israeli Fighter Jets Used Airliners As Cover While Carrying Out Airstrikes On Syria's Palmyra: Russian MoD. southfront.org FILE PHOTO An Israeli F-16 fighter jet © Amir Cohen / Reuters | Syria's air defenses didn't engage the Israeli fighter jets that carried out the The Russian officer said that the airstrikes were carried out by four F-16 fighter je…

sputniknews (2021-10-14). As Protesters Killed in Beirut, What is Going On in Lebanon and Why is There a Fear of Civil War? sputniknews.com At least six people were killed by gunfire in Beirut on Thursday as protesters demanded the removal of the lead investigator into last year's blast at the docks. The rally was organised by two Shia Muslim groups, Hezbollah and Amal.

Staff (2021-10-14). Snipers Fatally Attack Protesters in Beirut as Lebanon Reels from Devastating Economic Collapse. democracynow.org At least five people were shot today in Beirut after snipers opened fire on a protest as Lebanon faces a growing economic and political emergency amid widespread corruption. Over the weekend, Lebanon fell into darkness for 24 hours after the nation's electric grid collapsed. Within the past year, the Lebanese currency has fully collapsed as it continues to grapple with the aftermath of last year's deadly port explosion. This comes as the country's political class is expected to accelerate even harsher austerity and privatization efforts in exchange for international support, says Lara Bitar, editor-in-chief of Th…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-14). Clashes Break Out In Lebanon's Capital Following Attack On Hezbollah Supporters, Casualties Reported (Videos). southfront.org Supporters of Hezbollah wave Hezbollah and Lebanese flags during a commemoration service marking one week since the death of Ali Fayyad, one of Hezbollah's senior commanders killed fighting in Syria, in Ansar village, southern Lebanon March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Aziz Taher — RTS9J93 | Heavy clashes broke out in the Lebanese capital Beirut on October 14 following an ambush that targeted unarmed Shiite supporters of Hezbollah and the Amal Movement who were protesting against the ongoing investigation into the 2020 Beirut port explosion.

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-10-14). Hezbollah, Amal warn against sedition after Beirut shooting. en.mehrnews.com Following a shooting in Beirut at a protest against judicial probe into last year's explosion, Hezbollah and Amal Movement warned against a plot to drag Lebanon into a 'malicious sedition'.

Staff (2021-10-14). WATCH: Troops fire from armored vehicles as Beirut descends into chaos, resembling warzone. rt.com Armored vehicles have rolled into Beirut as the Lebanese capital descended into chaos, with crowds led by Hezbollah and Amal groups demonstrating against Tarek Bitar, the lead judge of the port blast investigation. | Beirut resembled a warzone on Thursday as the army deployed armored vehicles to a divided area of the city where deadly skirmishes erupted following an attack on a protest. The army declared that the troops would fire at any armed individuals on the capital's streets. | The Lebanese army deployed a range of armored vehicles, including tanks and trucks with mounted machine guns. Sources on the grou…

IWOC (2021-10-14). Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee Prepares for Nationwide Demonstrations. itsgoingdown.org Call from the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) to get involved in supporting collective actions inside prisons and jails in the summer of 2022. As 2021 comes to a close, the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee is collaborating closely with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak to organize collective actions inside prisons and jails from August 21 to September…

Editor2 (2021-10-14). Luis Arce: An Anti-Imperialist Climate Agenda (Speech). orinocotribune.com Thank you very much brothers and sisters, hugs to the city of La Paz, Bolivia and to everyone that follows us via social media around the world. I want to salute: to the jilata David Choquehuanca, Vice President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, our brother Rogelio Mayta Minister of Foreign Affairs, brother Magin Herrera, Vice-Minister of Environment Biodiversity Climate Change and Forest Development. Our sister Angelica Ponce Executive director of the Plurinational Authority for Mother Earth, our brother Juan Carlos Huarachi, Executive Director of our Bolivian Central Labor Syndicate, and to all of our memb…

WSWS (2021-10-14). Australian Labor Party's decay further revealed at anti-corruption hearing. wsws.org A key senior federal Labor parliamentarian admitted "stacking" local party branches, hiring taxpayer-funded "ghost" electoral staff and participating in rigged party ballots.

Dave Clennon (2021-10-14). Tom Hanks: The Trojan Horse in a Citadel of Labor. counterpunch.org From the beginning of his acting career, Mr. Hanks seems to have lacked an appreciation for the life experience of the average, working, non-starring actor. When his entrepreneurial drive took him to the next stage — movie and TV producer — did Thomas J. Hanks's capacity for empathy grow or shrivel?

Julia Conley (2021-10-14). 'Striketober' in full swing as nearly 100,000 workers authorize work stoppages. nationofchange.org "You might say workers have declared a national general strike until they get better pay and improved working conditions," said former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

WSWS (2021-10-14). Biden announces 24/7 operation at Port of Los Angeles. wsws.org The US government is seeking to accelerate the movement of freight by intensifying the exploitation of labor, with the collaboration of the ILWU, Teamsters and other unions.

Ajamu Baraka (2021-10-14). Build Back Better Legislation: New Keynesianism or Neoliberal Public Relations Stunt? dissidentvoice.org For more than a week the country has been caught up in the ongoing melodrama of the "Build Back Better" (BBB) legislation, the Democrat Party's "social investment" bill now languishing in the House because of the inability of the Democrats to come to an agreement. The fight is characterized by the corporate media as an …

Ann Brown (2021-10-14). Democrats Blame MSM, Not Biden, For CBS Poll Showing 90% Of Public Doesn't Understand Policy Proposals. moguldom.com President Joe Biden's proposed $3.5 trillion infrastructure plan, "Build Back Better," has a nice ring to it but a new poll found that most respondents don't understand the Democrats' policy plan. According to a new CBS poll, only 10 percent of respondents describe themselves as knowing many specific things about what's included in the Build Back Better …

Staff (2021-10-14). Raúl Isaías Baduel Dies of COVID-19 Complications—Venezuela Rejects Bachelet's Statements. orinocotribune.com After suffering complications associated with a COVID-19 infection, Raúl Isaías Baduel, former Venezuelan defense minister and military officer, died this Tuesday, October 12, in Caracas. A top commander, Baduel deserted from the ranks of Chavismo and faced charges for acts of corruption that led to his arrest in 2009. | Baduel's death was reported via Twitter by the Attorney General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, who sent condolences to the family and friends of the general, who served as commander-in-chief of Venezuela's Army from 2004 to 2006, and minister of defense from 2006 to…

Thom Hartmann (2021-10-14). Krysten Sinema is the Epitome of Political Corruption. counterpunch.org When Bobby Kennedy went after organized crime in the early 1960s, one of the things he learned was that the Mafia had a series of rituals new members went through to declare their loyalty and promise they'd never turn away from their new benefactors. Once in, they'd be showered with money and protection, but they

Zoe Alexandra (2021-10-14). Ecuadorian president Guillermo Lasso in eye of Pandora Papers storm. peoplesdispatch.org Information accessed by a member of parliament indicates that Guillermo Lasso's wife may have served as a front to him help bypass rules on stashing money in tax havens…

teleSUR, drl (2021-10-14). Rafael Correa critica el escándalo de corrupción de Lasso. telesurtv.net El expresidente ecuatoriano calificó de inmoral que el nombre de Guillermo Lasso aparezca en los Pandora Papers.

Staff (2021-10-14). 2020 election was 'bought by Mark Zuckerberg', researcher says, citing turnout-boosting work funded by Facebook CEO. rt.com Two nonprofits funded by Mark Zuckerberg and his allies spent $419.5 million to boost turnout in the 2020 presidential election — and "likely" secured a victory for Joe Biden, according to a study of the national vote. | The NGOs called the Center for Technology and Civic Life (

_____ (2021-10-14). Threats Are Being Made Against Teachers Who Are Teaching The Truth. popularresistance.org Biden rescinded the Trump executive order that threatened efforts to address racial disparities in the workplace under the implausible guise of "combating anti-American race and sex stereotyping." | But just because the push to stop people from talking or learning about racism, sexism, heterosexism or this country's history of oppression has moved off the front page does not mean that it's gone away. Legislators in some 27 states are trying to require teachers to avoid what are termed "divisive concepts" in classrooms and curricula, an extremely thinly veiled effort to force teachers to propagandize about US hist…

Philip Giraldi (2021-10-14). The New American Leadership: Biden Tells the World What He Wants It to Know. globalresearch.ca

Ted Kelly (2021-10-14). Free Leonard Peltier and all Native prisoners! workers.org Leonard Peltier During the era of colonial theft and conquest, North America became a proving ground for European imperialists. This was where strategies of biological warfare and genocide were honed, as well as the industry that has become a pillar of modern global capitalism: mass incarceration. One cannot talk about . . . |

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-14). Famous Chicago Historian And Activist Timuel Black Passes Away At 102. moguldom.com Another legendary Black American leader has died. Timuel Black — a notable educator, historian, civil rights activist, author and jazz enthusiast — died Wednesday, Oct. 13, at his Hyde Park home. He was 102. Black was one of Chicago's most prolific and respected icons, and his death was announced in a news article by one …

Mickey Z. (2021-10-14). That Time My Pediatrician Lied to "do no harm" dissidentvoice.org Once upon a time, I had a pediatrician who made house calls — complete with a little black bag. Dr. Harris practically became part of the family after my older sister was born. This was an age when doctors really got to know their patients. They also weren't in a hurry to prescribe meds or …

Ramona Malczynski (2021-10-14). Montana nurses overcome union busting, win first contract. liberationnews.org Logan Health nurses remained united and steadfast to win major improvements in working conditions in their first contract.

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