2020-10-19: News Headlines

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-10-19). Socialists win big in Bolivia; Morales expected to return from exile. peoplesworld.org Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca, presidential and vice-presidential candidates, respectively, for Bolivia's Movement Toward Socialism Party (MAS), scored an overwhelming first-round election victory on Oct. 18. They won 53% of the vote, showing strength in cities and rural areas alike. MAS was formerly headed by deposed President Evo Morales. The Supreme Election Tribunal certified the …

Paul Dobson (2020-10-19). Venezuela Welcomes 'Return to Democracy' in Bolivia. venezuelanalysis.com Progressive Luis Arce won the elections, putting an end to the de facto presidency of the Washington-backed Jeanine Añez.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-19). In Bolivia, a mood of watchful celebration prevails. peoplesdispatch.org We talk to Zoe PC of Peoples Dispatch, who is in Bolivia as part of an election observation team, on the situation on the ground as exit polls and the main opposition candidate have acknowledged the victory of the Luis Arce-David Choquehuanca ticket of MAS…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-19). We have regained hope, says Luis Arce as estimates show MAS victory in Bolivian presidential polls. peoplesdispatch.org The Unitel-Ciesmori estimate showed the Luis Arce-David Choquehuanca ticket of the MAS winning over 52% of the vote. Shortly after, the president of the coup regime, Jeanine Añez, acknowledged the victory of the MAS…

Adan Plascencia (2020-10-19). "We've recovered our democracy": Bolivian coup regime humiliated as socialist wins landslide election. liberationnews.org The Bolivian people stood up to vote for sovereignty and regain their democracy. This is a humiliating blow to the far-right regime of coup-installed president Jeanine àÅñez and is being celebrated by the left across Latin America.

Zoe PC (2020-10-19). Hours before Bolivia goes the polls, early results system suspended, military mobilization in La Paz. mronline.org The first elections since the coup d'état will be held on October 18 amid a tense social and political climate. This includes a military mobilization in La Paz the night before the polls and the suspension of the DIREPRE early results system.

Prensa Latina (2020-10-19). MAS election victory in Bolivia generates wide repercussion. mronline.org The victory in first round of the Movement towards Socialism (MAS) party in Bolivia, according to an exit poll, has generated several reactions on Monday after surpassing what was expected in the polls.

Alan Macleod (2020-10-19). Media Responds With Apathy, Disappointment as US-Backed Coup Gov't Concedes Defeat in Bolivia. mintpressnews.com Across the spectrum, corporate media has endorsed last year's rightwing takeover of Bolivia, refusing to label it as a coup. Coverage of Sunday's historical elections hasn't been much better.

Newsclick (2020-10-19). Why Big Tech's monopoly power needs to be urgently checked. peoplesdispatch.org Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple are in the dock for their monopoly practices worldwide. While Facebook has been profiting off hate speech on its platforms, Google has been exploiting content creators for advertising revenue. Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha sheds more light on the malpractices of big tech companies.

Cira Pascual Marquina (2020-10-19). Chavismo and the Left: A conversation with Reinaldo Iturriza (Part II). mronline.org A Chavista author and former minister talks about the Bolivarian Revolution's innovations and internal tensions.

David Swanson (2020-10-19). Military Bases Never Go Unused. globalresearch.ca If, like me, you have the unfortunate habit of pointing out the dishonesty of the cases made for various wars, and you begin to persuade people that the wars are not actually for the eradication of the weapons of mass …

Dr. Galina Litvinov De Roeck (2020-10-19). Diana Johnstone's Memoir: Circle in the Darkness. globalresearch.ca Diana Johnstone's memoir Circle in the Darkness is immensely absorbing. It recounts events one is familiar enough from reading the papers or watching the news, but then it takes you from what you think you know to what you …

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-19). Nagorno-Karabakh Ceasefire 2.0? globalresearch.ca An October 9 Russia-brokered ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh (NK below) failed to take hold. | On Saturday, warring sides again agreed to halt fighting, effective Sunday, citing humanitarian reasons. | An Azeri Foreign Ministry statement said the following: | "The …

Andrew Korybko (2020-10-19). The Expiration Of The Iranian Arms Embargo Opens Up Exciting Opportunities. thealtworld.com The 13-year-long anti-Iranian arms embargo expired on Sunday, which creates exciting opportunities for the Islamic Republic to strengthen its national defense capabilities and cultivate even deeper relations with its top strategic partners such as China and Russia, possibly even playing them off against one another in a "friendly competition" so as to derive the greatest benefit. | The End Of The Embargo | The US is enraged that the UN let the 13-year-long anti-Iranian arms embargo

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-10-19). Former OPCW Chief Says His Office Was Bugged While USA Pushed Iraq War. thealtworld.com important new interview with The Grayzone's Aaron Maté, the first Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has revealed new insights into the way the US exerted control over the Organisation in the lead-up to the Iraq invasion and the suspicious way pro-US narratives appear to be dominating controversies in the supposedly impartial OPCW to this day. | The most significant piece of new information revealed in this interview with the acclaimed former OPCW chief José Bustani is his assertion that while the US wa…

news.un (2020-10-19). Burkina Faso 'one step short of famine', warns UN food relief agency. news.un.org Unless access is urgently granted to humanitarian organizations, thousands in the Central Sahel will be "pushed into further destitution", the UN emergency food relief agency warned on Monday.

_____ (2020-10-19). Bolivia Elections Live Blog. popularresistance.org Bolivians go to the polls today, Sunday, October 18, in the first general elections since the last democratically elected president, Evo Morales, was forced out in a military coup last November, two months before his term had ended and despite election results showing he had won another term in a first-round election victory. Today's elections had been postponed twice: first from May to September, and then from September to October. While Jeanine àÅñez, whose party had received just 4 percent of the vote last year, had taken office vowing to be a caretaker president until…

_____ (2020-10-19). Chris Hedges: The Politics Of Cultural Despair. popularresistance.org The physical and moral decay of the United States and the malaise it has spawned have predictable results. We have seen in varying forms the consequences of social and political collapse during the twilight of the Greek and Roman empires, the Ottoman and Hapsburg empires, Tsarist Russia, Weimar Germany and the former Yugoslavia. Voices from the past, Aristotle, Cicero, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Joseph Roth and Milovan Djilas, warned us. But blinded by self-delusion and hubris, as if we are somehow exempt from human experience and human nature, we refuse to listen.

_____ (2020-10-19). Massive Rally In Support Of Sipekne'katik Harvesters, Treaty Rights. popularresistance.org Halifax, Nova Scotia – About a thousand people gathered in Grand Parade on Sunday, singing, drumming and voicing their support for Indigenous harvesters on Nova Scotia's southwestern shore, who are exercising their right to fish — outside the commercial season. | It's an assertion of treaty, constitution and court-protected rights that has cost Sipekne'katik fishers dearly since their launch of a moderate livelihood fishery in mid-September. This week, they were the target of assault, arson, vandalism, threats and intimidation.

Staff (2020-10-19). Jeremy Scahill: "Trump Is Not the Root of the Problem, He Is a Product of American Imperial History" democracynow.org Donald Trump ran for president in 2016 with a mixed message of attacking the legacy of the Iraq War and U.S. military adventurism, while simultaneously pledging to commit war crimes and promote imperialism. As we look back at Trump's record, Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of The Intercept, says his flouting of international norms and bullying of other countries is in keeping with how U.S. presidents have long behaved. "Donald Trump is not the root of the problem. Donald Trump is a product of American imperial history," Scahill notes.

Staff (2020-10-19). Jeremy Scahill: Trump Has Incited White Supremacists & Emboldened Police to Act Outside the Law. democracynow.org As the 2020 presidential campaign enters its final two weeks, we look at the past four years of the Trump presidency with investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept. His podcast "Intercepted" has just released the fourth chapter in a seven-part audio documentary titled "American Mythology," which critically examines the Trump presidency and places it within a larger historical context. Scahill says Trump has empowered white supremacist vigilantes and given permission to law enforcement to act extrajudicially to enforce a racist status quo, but he cautions that "Donald Trump is not an aberration of U…

Staff (2020-10-19). Jeremy Scahill: Trump's Xenophobia Is Horrific, But U.S. Immigration Policy Has Always Been Racist. democracynow.org In Part 2 of our discussion of the Trump era with The Intercept's Jeremy Scahill about his new seven-part audio documentary "American Mythology," he examines how Trump's xenophobic immigration policies have been a "methodical, surgical operation" to make life miserable for both current and prospective immigrants, including asylum seekers fleeing violence. He also notes that while Trump's policies have been particularly vicious, "this country has had a racist immigration policy for a very long time, and it's bipartisan."

Staff (2020-10-19). Jeremy Scahill on Trump's "Homicidal" Pandemic Response & What's at Stake in November Election. democracynow.org As President Trump campaigns in swing states that are also coronavirus hot spots, The Intercept's Jeremy Scahill argues he is directly responsible for the poor U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed almost 220,000 people in the country so far and sickened millions. "I don't know how else to describe what Trump has done except homicidal," says Scahill, host of a new seven-part audio series that examines the Trump era.

Staff (2020-10-19). Headlines for October 19, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. COVID-19 Cases Surge as Trump Continues Unmasked Campaign Rallies, Cases Mounting Across Europe as New Restrictions Enacted, Top Palestinian Official Saeb Erekat in Critical Condition with COVID-19, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Accuses Trump of Inspiring, Incentivizing and Inciting Terrorism, White Supremacists Indicted for Arms Trafficking, Murder and Plotting to Bomb Synagogue, Death Toll in Nagorno-Karabakh Fighting Mounts as New Ceasefire Falls Apart, Kyrgyzstan Installs New President, Who Will Also Serve as Prime Minister, Alexei Navalny Calls on Trump to Denounce Use of Chemical Weapons, Car Bomb in…

The Canary (2020-10-19). Socialists claim major victory in Bolivia, one year after US-backed coup. thecanary.co Evo Morales' party has claimed victory in Bolivia's presidential election. Exit polls give the Movement towards Socialism (MAS) party over 50% of the vote.To win in the first round, a candidate needs more than 50% of the vote, or 40% with a lead of at least 10 percentage points over the second-placed candidate.The election was marked by tension after Morales was deposed in a US-backed coup in November 2019. Electoral monitors reported threats and harassment from Bolivian security forces.With a private quick count of sampled polling stations favouring MAS candidate Luis Arce by a wide margin, even unelected interi…

Staff (2020-10-19). Trump Has Stoked White Supremacy and Led Police to Act Outside the Law. truthout.org As the 2020 presidential campaign enters its final two weeks, we look at the past four years of the Trump presidency with investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept. His podcast "Intercepted" has just released the fourth chapter in a seven-part audio documentary titled American Mythology, which critically examines the Trump presidency and places it within a larger historical context. Scahill says Trump has empowered white supremacist vigilantes and given permission to law enforcement to…

yenisafak (2020-10-19). Venezuela congrats Bolivia's Arce as he claims victory. yenisafak.com Venezuela's president on Monday congratulated the Bolivian left-wing presidential hopeful Luis Arce as he claimed victory in Sunday's poll."Great victory! The united and conscious Bolivian people defeated the coup against our brother [former President] Evo [Morales] with their votes," Nicolas Maduro said on Twitter."Congratulations to President-elect Luis Arce, Vice President David Choquehuanca and our South Indian Chief @evoespueblo. Jallalla Bolivia!" he added.Jallalla, or long live, is an expression for jubilation in Aymara — an indigenous nation to which Morales belongs.Exit polls showed that the Movement fo…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-10-19). Indigenous Women to Financial CEOs: Stop Abetting 'Climate-Wrecking' Tar Sands Sector or Expect More Resistance. commondreams.org "Join us putting the proverbial nail in the coffin of these dying unneeded industries." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2020-10-19). 'Democracy Has Won': Year After Right-Wing Coup Against Evo Morales, Socialist Luis Arce Declares Victory in Bolivia Election. commondreams.org "Brothers and sisters: the will of the people has been asserted," Morales declared from exile in Argentina. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-10-19). Indigenous Women Leaders Warn Global Financial Companies to Stop Support for Tar Sands Oil. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Prof. Juan Cole (2020-10-19). America Is Complicit, as Yemen Spirals toward Mass Starvation. globalresearch.ca

Bigots Forced to Flee (2020-10-19). Large San Francisco Counter-Protest Overwhelms Tiny Ultra-Right Rally. indybay.org On Saturday, October 17, 2020, labor union members, anti-police brutality campaigners, advocates for release of prisoners affected by COVID-19, and leftists from Oakland and San Francisco came together to form a counter-demonstration against a rally of far-right demonstrators.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-10-19). Chilean Government Agrees with New Constitution, but Vetoes New Constituent Assembly. globalresearch.ca Chile has been experiencing violent popular protests for over a year. The general dissatisfaction with the government of Sebastián Piñera and his allies has generated strong unrest in the country, which has worried the Chilean political elite. In this sense, …

Maicol David Lynch (2020-10-19). Ohio student's research rescues memory of lynched Black man, Christopher Davis. peoplesworld.org Between 1865 and 1950, over 6,500 African Americans were lynched or massacred by white supremacist terrorists. Of those murders, 4,400 took place after the defeat of Reconstruction and restoration of the former slavocracy to power. More than 80% of lynchings occurred in the former Confederacy's 11 states, but over 300 took place in northern states. …

Brett Wilkins (2020-10-19). Progressives Sign Letter vs a Corporate Cabinet. zcomm.org Many progressive activists, wary of being spurned and burned again as they feel they were by Obama, are nevertheless preparing to—as Noam Chomsky, Medea Benjamin, and other left activists said in a recent letter of their own—"dump Trump, then battle Biden."

Forbes West (2020-10-19). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration: Reds need not apply. peoplesworld.org Immigrants inside the United States can be denied the ability to adjust their status to "lawful permanent resident" on the grounds of membership "or affiliation" [emphasis added] with a Communist or "totalitarian" party, either foreign or domestic, according to new policy "guidance" issued Oct. 2 by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The directive refers to …

Staff (2020-10-19). Baltimore Teachers Union urges parents to boycott school reopening. therealnews.com School officials and teachers have very different views on whether it's safe for students hurt by missing in-person classes to safely return to the classroom.

Alex MacDonald (2020-10-19). UAE: Sexual assault allegations cast shadow on 'Orwellian' Ministry of Tolerance. middleeasteye.net UAE: Sexual assault allegations cast shadow on 'Orwellian' Ministry of Tolerance | Wife of former Emirati detainee says rape allegations further evidence of country's double standards on tolerance | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 12: 02 | Emirati Minister of State for Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al-Nahyan (C) speaks to a nun during a Papal mass for an estimated 170,000 Catholics at the Zayed Sports C…

Lawrence Reichard (2020-10-19). Abbie Hoffman: the Man at Gate 5. counterpunch.org Netflix has a new film out entitled "The Trial of The Chicago 7." It's quite good, and it reminded me of one of my childhood heroes, Abbie Hoffman, and an odd little encounter I had at Logan airport in Boston in the early seventies. Abbie Hoffman was a co-founder of the Youth International Party —

Sameena Rahman (2020-10-19). Massive people's movement in Nigeria challenges elite SARS police unit. liberationnews.org Protests continue to take place across Nigeria after erupting earlier this month over incidents of extreme police brutality and corruption at the hands of the elite Nigerian police force, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The protests were initially sparked after widespread online outcry after a video published online showcased a SARS officer murdering a young man …

MEE and agencies (2020-10-19). UAE cabinet approves Israel normalisation deal. middleeasteye.net UAE cabinet approves Israel normalisation deal | First Emirati passenger flight lands at Tel Aviv as UAE government approves establishing relations | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 14: 45 | UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan (L) and his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi are pictured before their historic meeting in Berlin, 6 October (AFP) | The Emirati cabinet has approved an agr…

Chris Floyd (2020-10-19). Rule Draconia: Tories and Labor Collude in Enabling Act for State Crimes. counterpunch.org The Tory government (with the collusion of the Labour leadership) is ramming through one of the most draconian and tyrannical laws ever seen in an ostensible democracy, a bill that will give a wide and ever-expanding number of state agencies the power to torture, rape and kill citizens without any legal consequences. This is no rhetorical exaggeration; it is the plain fact — as that notoriously far-left commie rag, the Spectator, points out.

MEE staff (2020-10-19). Israel and UAE to discuss influx of Gulf tourists to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque. middleeasteye.net Israel and UAE to discuss influx of Gulf tourists to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque | A former Jordanian religious endowment minister tells MEE Amman is 'not interested nor aware nor part of these visits' coordination' | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 15: 43 | Flags of Israel and the United Arab Emirates (AFP) | An Israeli official said on Monday that Israel and the United Arab Emirates had set an agenda to discuss bringing th…

John Wojcik (2020-10-19). Instead of offering COVID relief, Trump mocks Biden for being pro-science. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

MEE staff (2020-10-19). Iran hits out at 'fearful' US after UN arms embargo expires. middleeasteye.net Iran hits out at 'fearful' US after UN arms embargo expires | Tehran continues its war of words with Washington after Mike Pompeo threatened to sanction those doing arms deals with Iran now that a UN embargo has ended | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 16: 18 | Iranians visit a weaponry and military equipment exhibition in the capital Tehran in February 2019 (AFP/File photo) | Iran hit out at the United States on Monday afte…

Special to People's World (2020-10-19). Video tribute to radical composer Marc Blitzstein by University of Wisconsin Opera. peoplesworld.org American composer Marc Blitzstein (1905-1964), one of Leonard Bernstein's early mentors and the celebrated English-language translator of The Threepenny Opera, is the subject of University Opera at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's first project of the 2020-21 season. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is being produced in video format and will be available for viewing …

Mohammad Ayesh (2020-10-19). Arabic press review: Tunisia investigates MP's Facebook post on French teacher beheading. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Tunisia investigates MP's Facebook post on French teacher beheading | Meanwhile, Arab financial support for the Palestinian government reportedly falls by 82 percent and Bahrainis protest against Israeli visit | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 14: 47 | A man holds a French flag as people gather in Paris on 18 October 2020, to remember teacher Samuel Paty, beheaded by an attacker (AFP) | <...

Al Neal (2020-10-19). N.C. mail-in ballots case mixed ruling: Witness requirement remains, error fixes allowed. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

MEE staff (2020-10-19). Trump says US to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list. middleeasteye.net Trump says US to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list | US president says transitional government agreed to pay $335m to 'US terror victims and families' | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 19: 51 | US President Donald Trump made the announcement over Twitter (AFP/File photo) | US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Washington will remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism after the countr…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2020-10-19). PSL solidarity with SEBUMI union federation & movement against anti-worker "Omnibus" law. liberationnews.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation extends our full support to our comrades in the SEBUMI union federation and the entire labor and progressive movement of Indonesia as they take to the streets against the anti-worker "omnibus" law. We are inspired by the Indonesian workers and students who have courageously engaged in mass demonstrations and …

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2020-10-19). COVID-19 economic crisis snapshot. mronline.org Workers in the United States are in the midst of a punishing COVID-19 economic crisis.

Greta Anderson (2020-10-19). Taxpayers Shell Out Huge Subsidies to Wolf Pup-Killer's Ranching Enterprise. counterpunch.org It's been a while since there's been news about public lands rancher/wolf killer Craig Thiessen from New Mexico. He's the guy who pleaded guilty to killing a trapped Mexican gray wolf pup (named "Mia Tuk" by an Albuquerque schoolkid) with a shovel in 2015. He got off relatively easy for violating the Endangered Species Act

MEE staff (2020-10-19). Iraq's PM pledges increased security following murder of Sunnis in Salahuddin. middleeasteye.net Iraq's PM pledges increased security following murder of Sunnis in Salahuddin | No group has claimed responsibility but locals and politicians blamed Shia militia groups who control much of the security in area | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 14: 56 | Sunni Muslim men pray over the bodies of eight out of 12 fellow Iraqis who were reportedly kidnapped on 17 October (AFP) | Iraq's prime minister has pledged to step up secur…

Ragip Soylu (2020-10-19). EXCLUSIVE: Turkey to abandon some observation stations in Syria's Idlib. middleeasteye.net EXCLUSIVE: Turkey to abandon some observation stations in Syria's Idlib | Withdrawal comes as Russians hinder resupply efforts and Damascus stokes protests against Turkish presence | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 08: 53 | A Syrian army soldier looks at a Turkish military observation post in al-Rashidin district, in Aleppo's southwestern countryside in January (AFP) | Turkey has decided to abandon some of its militar…

MEE and agencies (2020-10-19). White House official went to Syria seeking Americans' release. middleeasteye.net White House official went to Syria seeking Americans' release | Trump wrote to Assad in March proposing 'direct dialogue' over the release of one of the US citizens, reports WSJ | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 09: 30 | A White House official travelled to Damascus earlier this year for secret meetings with the Syrian government, a Trump administration official said on Sunday (Reuters) | A White House o…

Dean Baker (2020-10-19). Waiting for a Vaccine and the Collaborative Research Alternative. counterpunch.org It seems increasingly likely that China will begin providing vaccines to its own people, as well as those in some other countries, by December, and possibly as early as next month. The prospect of a vaccine being available that soon has to look good to people here, now that the Trump administration's pandemic control efforts

Elliot Sperber (2020-10-19). Glàºck Glàºck Glàºck . counterpunch.org Glàºck Glàºck Glàºck They say what they want Is law and order — Either pleonasm or oxymoron — Though, really, they only want order By which they mean murder And some folks believe That a murder of crows Should henceforth be known As crow crews Glàºck, says the chicken Glàºck Glàºck Glàºck To this day

Mark Gruenberg (2020-10-19). Women marchers declare: 'Time to finish what we started' against Trump. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—One big electronic sign, rented by Planned Parenthood, said it all as tens of thousands of women—and male allies—paraded down Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown D.C., denouncing anti-woman, anti-worker GOP President Donald Trump. "Time to finish what we started," it flashed, after two rotating messages reminding people to wear their masks and keep social distancing, due …

MEE staff (2020-10-19). Democrats urge Egypt's Sisi to free dissidents before jail terms 'become death sentences'. middleeasteye.net Democrats urge Egypt's Sisi to free dissidents before jail terms 'become death sentences' | More than 50 lawmakers issued a letter to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi urging him to release prisoners of conscience during the coronavirus pandemic | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 17: 02 | An Egyptian police officer at the entrance of the Tora prison in the Egyptian capital Cairo on 11 February (AFP/File photo) | More t…

Gil Netter (2020-10-19). Patients before profits: Connecticut Backus Hospital nurses' strike wins tentative contract. peoplesworld.org NORWICH, Conn.—Three days after over 400 unionized nurses at Backus Hospital carried out a two-day strike, a tentative four-year contract was reached with the nurses gaining improvements in staffing levels and wages. The Oct. 13-15 strike was protesting unfair labor practices by Hartford HealthCare bosses, which included intimidating and threatening nurses for union activities and …

Andrew Bacevich (2020-10-19). Reframing America's Role in the World. counterpunch.org The so-called Age of Trump is also an age of instantly forgotten bestselling books, especially ones purporting to provide the inside scoop on what goes on within Donald Trump's haphazard and continuously shifting orbit. With metronomic regularity, such gossipy volumes appear, make a splash, and almost as quickly vanish, leaving a mark no more lasting

Farooque Chowdhury (2020-10-19). Engagement for environment. mronline.org ALL conscious citizens know the state of the Bangladesh environment. Bangladesh's courts of law regularly rule in favour of the environment.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-10-19). More federal judges ban anti-voting moves by Postal Service. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—More federal judges are banning Trump Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's key moves to slow or stall voting materials and return of mailed-in ballots before the Nov. 3 election. In the latest, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in D.C. issued an immediate national injunction against DeJoy's ban on extra trips and overtime/late trips by USPS workers …

RT (2020-10-19). US charges six Russian 'intelligence agents' with hacking Ukraine, Georgia, France and 2018 Olympics. rt.com The US Justice Department has announced charges against six alleged officers of Russian military intelligence, accusing them of cyber attacks against Georgia, France, the UK, the OPCW, Ukraine and the 2018 Winter Olympics. | A grand jury in Pennsylvania indicted the six men for "conspiracy, computer hacking, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and false registration of a domain name," the DOJ announced on Monday, describing them as officers in Unit 74455 of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU. | The indictment identifies them as Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel…

RT (2020-10-19). Suspect barricades himself in at Paramount Studios, shots fired amid massive police response (VIDEOS). rt.com The suspect in a sexual assault case barricaded himself into a building at Paramount Studios, prompting a heavily armed response from the LAPD. The suspect was eventually arrested after a brief siege. | The siege began after local police attempted to arrest the suspect in Los Angeles at approximately 10pm local time on Sunday, according to Fullerton Police Cpl. Billy Phu. Eyewitness footage from the scene captured the extent of the major armed police response. | #paramountstudios pic.twitter.com/rA4pZxskDH— VO$$ DRIPPIN (@vossdrippin) RT (2020-10-19). Wikipedia says Hunter Biden scandal 'DEBUNKED', as editing war rages & new page emerges calling it a 'conspiracy'. rt.com Allegations of corruption against ex-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter have apparently been "debunked" and are merely a "conspiracy theory" according to Wikipedia, where editors are battling over the terms. | Hunter Biden was the subject of an explosive report last week as the New York Post published emails alleging that he involved his father in dodgy business dealings in Ukraine and China. | While the story is still unfolding, the Wikipedia page for Hunter Biden simply

RT (2020-10-19). US Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump's appeal on border wall funding while reviewing legality of 'stay in Mexico' policy. rt.com The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by Donald Trump's administration over a ruling that he overstepped his constitutional boundaries when funneling military funds to border wall construction. | The legal battle around Trump's 2016 campaign cornerstone — the US-Mexico border wall — continued on Monday when the Supreme Court agreed to hear his appeal. | Back in June, a lower court ruled that the Trump administration's decision to shift military money to construction of a border wall, after Congress had refused to appropriate funds for the project, was illegal. Trump took $2.5 billion from…

RT (2020-10-19). 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits off Alaska coast, triggering tsunami warning. rt.com A strong 7.5 magnitude quake has struck south of Alaska, according to the US Geological Survey, prompting a tsunami alert in the area. | The quake was registered some 55 miles (90km) south of Sand Point, Alaska on Monday, at a depth of nearly 25 miles (40km). The National Weather Service announced a

RT (2020-10-19). Man threatens to jump from Trump Tower Chicago 'unless allowed to speak with President Trump'. rt.com A man has scaled the Trump Tower in Chicago, allegedly demanding to speak with the president and threatening to cut his rope and jump if not allowed to get his "message" out. | Multiple videos and photos shared on social media show a man dangling on a rope around the 16th floor of the 98-story Trump Tower in Chicago on Sunday night. | Situation at the Chicago Trump tower. Man dangling on rope off balcony. Unknown intentions. Police/Fire rescue on scene. | .

RT (2020-10-19). Man 'eats a heart' over burning US flag as anti-Trump protesters face off with the president's supporters in Boston (VIDEO). rt.com Clashes erupted on Sunday in Boston as pro- and anti-Trump protesters faced off. Anti-Trumpers were filmed burning the US flag, Trump effigies, and MAGA hats, while calling for the president to be removed from office. | Two competing rallies were held, totaling roughly 1,000 people between them, in Boston's Copley Square on Sunday. | The 'Peaceful Protest Against Democrat Violence' was organized by the The gro…

RT (2020-10-19). 'Bad arm!' Trump blasts 'disaster' Fauci in campaign call, slams doctor's baseball pitching. rt.com After Dr. Anthony Fauci gave an interview in which he claimed the White House was controlling his media appearances, the president lashed out at him, even taking to comparing how each of them throws a baseball. | "Dr.Tony Fauci says we don't allow him to do television, and yet I saw him last night on @60Minutes," Trump tweeted on Monday, referencing the interview where Fauci made his claims about being limited in who he can talk to. | "He seems to get more airtime than anybody since the late, great, Bob Hope," the president added, referencing the late comedian known for his near-constant rotation on television…

RT (2020-10-19). DNI Ratcliffe says 'NO EVIDENCE' of Russian interference in Hunter Biden scandal, accuses Schiff of 'politicizing intelligence'. rt.com US Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has refuted claims that alleged emails detailing Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine and China when his father was VP are part of a Russian election interference effort. | "Hunter Biden's laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign," Ratcliffe said during a Monday interview on Fox Business. "The intelligence community doesn't believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that," he added. | pic.twitter.com/49SSjhfQuN— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) RT (2020-10-19). New York Governor Cuomo goes 'full anti-vaxxer' on Covid-19 vaccine, says people should be 'very skeptical'. rt.com Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the latest Democrat to cast doubt on a potential Covid-19 vaccine, saying he is "not that confidant" in the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). | In a Monday morning interview with ABC's 'Good Morning America', Cuomo claimed the CDC and FDA "don't have any credibility" while President Donald Trump is in office and the public should be "very skeptical" of any vaccine pushed out. | "I'm not that confident, but my opinion doesn't matter. I don't believe the American people are that confident," the governor said. "I think it's going to be a…

RT (2020-10-19). 'Are you kidding me?' Final presidential debate will NOT feature foreign policy among topics in wake of Hunter Biden scandal. rt.com The final debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden will not include foreign policy as a topic, a decision for which the president's campaign has slammed the commission, especially after the recent Hunter Biden allegations. | "Good morning to everyone except Presidential Debate Commission members who changed focus of final debate away from foreign policy," the Trump campaign's senior adviser Jason Miller tweeted on Monday morning. | Miller theorized the topics were steered away from foreign policy "so Joe Biden wouldn't have to answer to being compromised by the Chinese Communist Party, supporting endless wars…

RT (2020-10-19). Suspect reportedly barricades himself in at Paramount Studios, shots fired amid massive police response (VIDEOS). rt.com Reports indicate that the suspect in a sexual assault case has barricaded himself in a building at the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood. Armed police have surrounded the venue and asked the public to avoid the area. | The siege began after police attempted to arrest the suspect in Los Angeles at approximately 10pm local time, according to Fullerton Police Corporal Billy Phu. Eyewitness footage from the scene captures the extent of the major armed police response. | #paramountstudios pic.twitter.com/rA4pZxskDH— VO$$ DRIPPIN (@vossdrippin) RT (2020-10-19). 'I believed I was not visible': CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin suspended by New Yorker for allegedly showing penis on Zoom call. rt.com Jeffrey Toobin, reporter for the New Yorker, has reportedly been suspended for the "embarrassingly stupid mistake" of exposing his genitals on a Zoom call with co-workers. The matter is being investigated by the paper. | The incident occurred last week, according to a report from Vice, during a call between New Yorker employees and WNCY radio. | The New Yorker confirmed the matter is being investigated and Toobin has been suspended. | Toobin said in a statement that he thought he was "off-camera" and "no one on the Zoom call could see me." | "I thought I had muted the Zoom video," he told Vice's Motherboard. H…

RT (2020-10-19). Actress Francia Raisa claims she 'could have died' after being 'boxed in' by Trump caravan on California freeway (VIDEO). rt.com Actress Francia Raisa has claimed that she was intimidated by a caravan of Trump supporters, subjected to verbal abuse and "boxed in" on a freeway in California as she attempted to flee. | The 32-year-old actress claims she "almost crashed" as she was taunted and mocked by Trump supporters who were parading along California's 405 freeway on Sunday as the US president touched down for a fundraiser event in Southern California. | She explained her alleged ordeal in a tearful, expletive-laden video posted to her Instagram stories. | As the world agonizes over whether she is in the passenger seat or using the fron…

_____ (2020-10-19). Treason in America: An Overview of the FBI, CIA and Matters of 'National Security'. strategic-culture.org "Treason doth never prosper; what is the reason? Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason." | — Sir John Harrington. | As Shakespeare would state in his play Hamlet, "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark," like a fish that rots from head to tail, so do corrupt government systems rot from top to bottom. | This is a reference to the ruling system of Denmark and not just the foul murder that King Claudius has committed against his brother, Hamlet's father. This is showcased in the play by reference to the economy of Denmark being in a state of shambles and that the Danish people are ready to revolt…

MEE staff (2020-10-19). Widespread abuse revealed in Islamic schools across Sudan. middleeasteye.net Widespread abuse revealed in Islamic schools across Sudan | An investigation by BBC Arabic into Sudan's khalwas has revealed that thousands of boys are routinely tortured by their teachers | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 14: 42 | As many as six or seven children are often chained together as punishment at some religious schools in Sudan (Jess Kelly/BBC News) | Thousands of boys are routinely brutally beaten, shackled and…

MEE staff (2020-10-19). UK parliament to probe reports UAE 'torture' chief could become head of Interpol. middleeasteye.net UK parliament to probe reports UAE 'torture' chief could become head of Interpol | Inquiry will hear that the global police organisation is open to manipulation by 'rogue' member states including Russia, China and the UAE | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 13: 11 | UAE security chief Nasser Ahmed al-Raisi, left, pictured in 2018 (Wikicommons) | British MPs will be told this week that Russia is a "criminal state" which is "ab…

MBNJSD (2020-10-19). How Biden Flubbed Town Hall Foreign Policy Question. dissidentvoice.org Toward the end of Joe Biden's October 15 town hall session, a Trump supporter asked Biden the only foreign policy question of the night. "So peace is breaking out all over the world," the questioner claimed. "Our troops are coming home. Serbia is talking to Kosovo. And the Arabs and Israelis are talking peace, which …

Ralph Nader (2020-10-19). Corporatist Judge Barrett — Two More Senate Abstentions Needed to Stop Trump. counterpunch.org In a 1995 book review published in the University of Chicago Law Review, Elena Kagan (now Justice Kagan) wrote about judicial nominees avoiding disclosing their views on legal issues. She said, "[T]he safest and surest route to the prize lay in alternating platitudinous statement and judicious silence. Who would have done anything different, in the

Global Research News (2020-10-19). Selected Articles: Where Are the Borders of the State of Israel? globalresearch.ca By Let no one say — without a vigorous challenge — that the so-called 'new normal' …

Kim Phillips-Fein (2020-10-19). How Did American Cities Become So Unequal? thenation.com A new history of Ed Logue and his vision of urban renewal documents the broken promises of midcentury liberalism.

Norman Solomon (2020-10-19). Why a Former Green Party Candidate Is on a Very Long Fast. indybay.org Seeking to stop a huge threat to the world…

yenisafak (2020-10-19). Palestine slams Al-Aqsa visits under Israeli protection. yenisafak.com Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh has criticized visits by Arab delegations to Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque under Israeli police protection."Al-Aqsa Mosque shall be entered through the gate of its owners, not through the gate of the Israeli occupation," Shtayyeh said during the weekly cabinet meeting on Monday."It is sad to see some Arab delegations entering the compound through the Israeli gate, while worshippers are denied access to it to perform their prayers," he said.On Sunday, a delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) visited Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of Israeli forces.T…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-10-19). Berlin Does Not Lead the EU Independently but Rules It Under American Oversight. globalresearch.ca In July I

The Canary (2020-10-19). Labour NEC election: Grassroots Voice team 'fighting for the future we need'. thecanary.co On Monday 19 October, Labour party members can begin voting for the candidates they want to see on the party's National Executive Committee (NEC). The NEC is the Labour Party's governing body, making "Britain needs socialist policies more than ever": | Six left-wing candidates standing for election have formed a slate called

WSWS (2020-10-19). Australian pseudo-left denies fascist danger in US presidential election crisis. wsws.org Socialist Alternative is attempting to chloroform the working class, insisting that the American ruling class would never resort to dictatorial rule.

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-19). Iran Free to Buy and Sell Arms. globalresearch.ca Security Council Res. 2231 (adopted July 14, 2015 — effective January 16, 2016) affirmed the landmark JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran unanimously. | It also retained an arms embargo on Iran for five years, a provision its ruling authorities accepted and …

One America News Network (2020-10-19). Video: "Don't be Afraid of the Virus": American Doctors Speak Out on Misinformation Surrounding the Coronavirus. globalresearch.ca A group of medical experts from around the country are speaking out against misinformation surrounding the coronavirus. | The doctors gathered on the Supreme Court steps in the nation's capitol Saturday October 17, 2020 to inform Americans not to be afraid …

Adeyinka Makinde (2020-10-19). History: Rhodesia's 1970's "Dirty War": A Tale of False Flag Terror and War Crimes. globalresearch.ca The war fought during the 1970s in the nation state formerly known as Rhodesia was an asymmetric conflict which pitted the Rhodesian Security Forces against the militias of Black African liberation movements, most prominent of which were ZANLA and ZAPU. …

WSWS (2020-10-19). COVID-19 infections soar in US. wsws.org The massive spike in COVID-19 cases is an indication that the US ruling elite's policy of reopening businesses and schools is already resulting in the surge predicted by public health experts for the fall and winter.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-19). Swedish Left opposes dilution of employment protection act. peoplesdispatch.org The Left Party, the Communist Party of Sweden, and the Communist Party have raised strong objections against the dilution of labor rights embedded in the current employment protection act…

Asharq Al-Awsat (2020-10-19). China Fires Health Officials after New COVID-19 Outbreak. globalresearch.ca A hospital president and the director of the health commission in the northern Chinese city of Qingdao have been fired after China's latest coronavirus outbreak, authorities said Thursday. | A brief notice on the Qingdao city government's official microblog Thursday said …

Craig Murray (2020-10-19). People Need to Reclaim the Internet. globalresearch.ca No matter how much you dislike Trump, only a fool can fail to see the implications for public access to information of the massive suppression on the internet of the Hunter Biden leaks. | This blog has been suffering a ratcheting …

Project Censored (2020-10-19). Ep112: The DNC's War on the Green Party and Traditional Versus New Media in an Election Year w/Peter Finch. projectcensored.org On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon discuss the DNC's war on the Green Party and traditional versus new media in an election year…

Ronald Newman (2020-10-19). Eye on Civil Liberties: Where You Can Have an Impact in Elections Closer to Home. aclu.org The intense focus on the presidential race can easily obscure policies that could have more of a direct impact on communities in both red and blue states, but they are no less important. Many voters don't engage with the electoral process because they don't think their votes make a difference or count for much. Down-ballot races are where voters can make a real impact in shaping policies and spark a broader public debate. , , The ACLU is nonpartisan, so our goal with down-ballot campaigns is to ensure that voters are educated about the potential consequences of an election, not to support specific candidates.

Majdi Khaldi (2020-10-19). Where Are the Borders of the State of Israel? Why Do They Refuse to Demarcate Them? globalresearch.ca When you ask any Israeli government official or diplomat about the borders and map of the State of Israel, surely you will not get a clear answer. Successive Israeli governments, backed up by the Zionist movement worldwide, have ambitions to …

WSWS (2020-10-19). Guitarist Eddie Van Halen dead at age 65. wsws.org Eddie Van Halen, the renowned electric guitarist with the popular rock band Van Halen, died in Santa Monica, California, at age 65 on Oct. 6.

Eric Margolis (2020-10-19). Two Deep Mysteries of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. globalresearch.ca Forty-seven years ago, Egypt and Syria launched a massive surprise attack on Israeli forces dug into fortifications along the Suez Canal and Golan Heights. The 'limited' Arab objective was to recapture both strategic areas that had been seized from the …

Prof. Daniel Broudy (2020-10-19). In Defense of Thought and Speech: A Reflection on Criticisms Leveled Against Scholars at New York University. globalresearch.ca Let no one say — without a vigorous challenge — that the so-called 'new normal' is not profoundly ab-normal, absurd, hideous, and intolerable. That conscious and concerned men and women of the world's self-perceived beacon of freedom, liberty, and civil …

Steven Hill (2020-10-19). Latest US poll stunt proves Uber, Lyft are their own worst political enemies. peoplesdispatch.org Ride-hailing has been popular and seemingly has potential, but the public must insist that these companies not profit by shifting all the risk onto their workers and hurting the environment…

Nauman Sadiq (2020-10-19). The Biden Campaign and China's Oligarchs. globalresearch.ca In two bombshell reports, Emma-Jo Morris and Gabrielle Fonrouge of the New York Post have leveled damning allegations of Hunter Biden's murky financial dealings with Ukrainian and Chinese oligarchs. As expected, $50,000 remuneration paid by Burisma Holdings of Ukraine …

WSWS (2020-10-19). Labour Party strengthens its hold on power in New Zealand election. wsws.org The Labour Party has gained significant support from businesses and sections of the upper middle class after launching an assault on the living conditions of the working class.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-19). Thai police to probe four media outlets as protests continue. peoplesdispatch.org Thailand's police announced a probe into four media outlets covering the ongoing anti-government protests on Monday, October 19. The probe was sanctioned in an order published on Friday and announced earlier today. The probe, sanctioned by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, will be conducted against four media outlets — Prachatai, The Reporters, Voice TV and The Standard — along with an online pro-protest page 'Free YOUTH'. | The order will also include a probe into more than 300,000 URLs on social media and other digital platforms that the police have identified to be in violation of Thai law…

WSWS (2020-10-19). The Detroit triple murder: What the media doesn't say. wsws.org The brutal murders of six-year-old Tai'raz Moore and two other victims in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan shocked residents throughout the metropolitan area.

Justinas Baltrusaitis (2020-10-19). Pandemic to Trigger $4 Trillion Loss in Global Real GDP in 2020. globalresearch.ca The coronavirus induced recession has plunged many countries into economic uncertainty as a result of the severe containment measures. As expected, the pandemic has triggered massive losses in different sectors of the economy which can be reflected in metrics like …

Yonat Shimron (2020-10-19). Catholic Priest Is Sentenced to Time Served after 2018 Break-in at Nuclear Naval Base. globalresearch.ca Since his arrest nearly three years ago on trespassing charges after invading a nuclear submarine base with six others as part of a symbolic nuclear disarmament action, the Rev. Stephen M. Kelly has been held in a Brunswick, Georgia, county …

Pia M Jolliffe (2020-10-19). Forced Labour in Imperial Japan's First Colony: Hokkaidō. asia-pacificresearch.com

History.com Editors (2020-10-19). October 1967: Che Guevara Is Executed. globalresearch.ca This article was first published on History.com in November 2009. | On October 9, 1967,

WSWS (2020-10-19). Cost-cutting and "visual appearance" main concerns for Grenfell Tower refurbishment. wsws.org David Gibson, KCTMO former heard of capital investment, explained last Wednesday that all his discussions at the time had been about cost and appearance. "The discussions we were having were: what does it look like, is it acceptable for planners and what's the cost".

Dave Zirin (2020-10-19). Edge of Sports: Trump's Wrath for Black Athletes. progressive.org Trump's wrath for Black athletes contrasts sharply from his view of outspoken white figures in the sports world.

WSWS (2020-10-19). Two US Park Police officers charged in 2017 killing of Virginia motorist Bijan Ghaisar. wsws.org Virginia Commonwealth attorneys charged United States Park Police officers Lucas Vinyard and Alejandro Amaya in the fatal shooting.

Tziah McNair (2020-10-19). I'm an 18-Year-Old Black Girl from Wisconsin. I Want My First Vote to Mean Something. progressive.org As a first-time voter, I'm casting my ballot on behalf of those who cannot.

WSWS (2020-10-19). Trump escalates threats of violence and dictatorship. wsws.org In the state where his far-right supporters plotted the assassination of the governor, Trump renewed his appeals to violence and denunciations of socialism.

Lee Schlenker (2020-10-19). The War on Cuba and Venezuela. counterpunch.org Why are Havana's food markets so empty? For the Cuban people, the U.S. War on Venezuela stands out as a clear culprit contributing to these daily frustrations and hardships. "Right now fewer trucks are coming in. Less merchandise too. And the quality isn't the same because a lot of the products are rotting the fields

WSWS (2020-10-19). Who are the New York Watchmen? wsws.org The New York Watchmen are a newly formed right-wing militia with close ties to Michael Caputo, the Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Trump Administration.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-19). Battling repression, Chileans take to the streets to mark one year of protests. peoplesdispatch.org The demonstrations took place despite massive deployment of the Chilean police. Sunday's demonstrations were organized just a few days ahead of the upcoming constitutional referendum.

Robert S. Becker (2020-10-19). Democrats flirt with 'systemic change' as right-wingers get it done—smashing and trashing at will. nationofchange.org When demagoguery scorns simply counting votes, the range of disruption is inexhaustible — that's where countries go to die.

WSWS (2020-10-19). Brazilian nurse speaks out against closure of COVID hospital and firing of 300 employees. wsws.org The workers of the Castanhal Regional Hospital carried out a protest last Thursday demanding their jobs back and the payment of overdue salaries.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-19). Workers' Party of Belgium demands measures to combat worsening COVID-19 crisis. peoplesdispatch.org Amid a steep rise in COVID-19 cases and the subsequent impact on workers' livelihoods, the Workers' Party of Belgium has demanded that incomes be protected and the rich be taxed…

WSWS (2020-10-19). Macron promotes anti-Muslim "free speech" hypocrisy after terrorist killing. wsws.org Less than 48 hours after the murder of a teacher near Paris on Friday, the political establishment launched a campaign for "national unity" behind anti-Muslim laws.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-10-19). Energy Research Platform Takes Central Stage Under Russia's BRICS Chairmanship. globalresearch.ca After the Ufa declaration in 2015, BRICS, an association of five major emerging economies that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has made energy cooperation one of its priorities besides attaining an admirable significant influence on regional affairs …

WSWS (2020-10-19). Communist Party of the Philippines targets Chinese firms blacklisted by Washington. wsws.org The leadership of the CPP explained it would be targeting Chinese firms in interviews with Radio Free Asia, an official organ of US government propaganda directed against China.

Mark Anthony Espinoza (2020-10-19). To Beat COVID-19, We Must Dump Trump. progressive.org Everyone should have access to quality care, especially in the middle of a pandemic.

Newsclick (2020-10-19). What's behind the conflict in Caucasus, Central Asia? peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the developments in Kyrgyzstan and Nagorno Karabakh and examines the geo-political issues involved. He looks at the strategy of western powers to destabilize the region and the response of countries like Russia and China.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-19). Sloppy Methodology: Social Media, Censorship and New York Post's Hunter Biden Story. dissidentvoice.org It was highly probable. Given the howls of concern that social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook nurse and nurture a bias (every choice on content entails one), a gift was made to critics to show just that. Last Wednesday, Twitter prevented users from posting links to a New York Post story. The story, …

WSWS (2020-10-19). As safety protocols vanish, Fiat Chrysler advises workers "protect your pets from COVID" wsws.org Management advises workers to protect their pets from COVID-19 as it junks safety measures.

Raul Diego (2020-10-19). With an Eye on Nearby Iran, Israeli Weapons Fuel the Violence in Azerbaijan. mintpressnews.com Hoping to profit, protect an important source of oil, and to antagonize nearby Iran, Israel is selling drones and weapons to Azerbaijan, fueling the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

WSWS (2020-10-19). Chilean government mobilizes police and military on anniversary of social revolt. wsws.org In response to planned demonstrations, Chile's ultra-right government is placing tens of thousands of militarized Carabineros police, Special Forces and military troops on alert.

Pepe Escobar (2020-10-19). Nà£o haverá 'surpresa de outubro' contra o Irà£. globalresearch.ca Nenhuma "pressà£o máxima" cerebrada por Washington conseguiu embargar evento crucialmente importante nesse domingo: o fim do embargo à venda de armas ao Irà£, imposto pela ONU, nos termos da decisà£o do Conselho de Seguranàßa da ONU n. 2.231, que endossou …

WSWS (2020-10-19). German parents' associations protest against dangerous school openings. wsws.org More and more workers and young people in Germany and Europe as a whole oppose the policy of herd immunity decreed by ruling circles, a policy that will result in the death of hundreds of thousands of people.

WSWS (2020-10-19). Melting glaciers threaten catastrophic consequences for humanity. wsws.org Global warming has already resulted in continual and worldwide loss of glacial ice, and the concurrent melting of the permafrost ground layer is approaching irreversibility.

WSWS (2020-10-19). Tennessee educator dies of COVID-19 after governor touts "strong safety measures" in schools. wsws.org Fifty-three-year old Susan Keener, an educational assistant at Walter Hill Elementary School in Rutherford County, Tennessee, died after being placed on a ventilator due to the contraction of COVID-19 in August.

Yves Engler (2020-10-19). Antiwar Forces Need to Challenge Trudeau Government, Not Praise It. globalresearch.ca Should antiwar forces challenge power or praise government officials in the hopes of getting some crumbs for their pet issue? | Douglas Roche's recent Hill Times column suggests the latter. In an article extolling Canada's new ambassador to the UN Roche …

WSWS (2020-10-19). Danger of Russian-Turkish conflict grows as Armenian-Azeri ceasefire fails. wsws.org Casualties are rapidly mounting as heavy artillery and precision missile strikes rain down on civilian and military targets in both Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Ariel Felton (2020-10-19). Stopping the Cycle of Disbelief. progressive.org It's time to stop rediscovering America's racial divide.

WSWS (2020-10-19). Florida school bus driver dies from COVID-19 weeks before her planned retirement. wsws.org The tragic October 9 death of 66-year old school bus driver Gail Brusseau in Florida has again exposed the homicidal campaign being waged against the working class.

Elijah J. Magnier (2020-10-19). Lebanon: "The Political Game" globalresearch.ca French President Emmanuel Macron does not want his

WSWS (2020-10-19). COVID-19 pandemic surges in Turkey as government continues to hide data. wsws.org The government is allowing the virus to spread, citing false data to refuse any demands for lock-downs and suppress growing anger and concern within the working class.

news.un (2020-10-19). Focus on fundamentals as COVID-19 caseloads rise: WHO. news.un.org As COVID-19 cases continue to accelerate, particularly in Europe and North America, the World Health Organization (WHO) is advising governments and people everywhere not to let their guard down, for the benefit of those hospitalized, or working on the front line of the battle to end the pandemic.

news.un (2020-10-19). COVID-19 vaccine: UNICEF to stockpile more than half a billion syringes by year's end. news.un.org With countries and pharmaceutical companies around the world gearing up to distribute COVID-19 vaccines following trials, the UN Children's Fund UNICEF has begun laying the groundwork for the rapid, safe and efficient delivery by buying and pre-positioning syringes and other necessary equipment.

news.un (2020-10-19). 'Biocups', electric motorcycle taxis and recycling 500 billion bottles for a sustainable Thailand: a UN Resident Coordinator blog. news.un.org The private sector in Thailand has a key role to play in helping the south-east Asian country to reach poverty reduction and sustainable development goals agreed by the international community. In this blog, Gita Sabharwal, the UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand and the Chairperson of the UN Global Compact Network Thailand, Suphachai Chearavanont, explain how, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, progress is being made towards the goals.

_____ (2020-10-19). Dangers of Military Confrontation Between the United States and China Around Taiwan and in the South China Sea. strategic-culture.org Over the past two years, the United States has dramatically increased the number of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and destroyers sent into the South China Sea as a freedom of navigation show of force missions to remind the Chinese government that the U.S. considers the Western Pacific and the South China Sea as a part of the oceans of America and its allies.

Michael Barajas (2020-10-19). The Long Tail of Voter Suppression. zcomm.org As the growing number of Black and Latinx voters threaten the GOP's stranglehold on power, attempts to limit safe voting options during the pandemic reveal a deeper sickness in Texas politics…

David Vine (2020-10-19). The US Chose Endless War Over Pandemic Preparedness. Now We See the Effects. zcomm.org While other wealthy nations have built social welfare states, U.S. politicians and elites have invested in a state dedicated above all to waging war and to preparations for waging war.

Elise Gould (2020-10-19). Young Workers Hit Hard by the COVID-19 Economy. zcomm.org Workers ages 16—24 face high unemployment and an uncertain future…

Ndella Diouf Paye (2020-10-19). Frontline workers and Covid-19: a carer's account. zcomm.org Ndella Diouf Paye writes about her experiences working as a carer for a private company…

_____ (2020-10-19). With COVID-19 Resurgence, Nurses Speak Out About Unsafe Conditions. popularresistance.org New York, NY— Nurses from Albany Medical Center gathered in front of the hospital to highlight conditions that may threaten nurse and patient safety, as the region prepares for a second surge of COVID-19. In the Capital District, newly identified COVID-19 cases have been trending upward since August, and in late September, spiked to their highest rate since July. | After 7 months of the COVID pandemic, nurses are speaking out about the continued lack of preparations and safety protocols at Albany Med.

_____ (2020-10-19). Embracing The Gifts Of Conflict For Social Change. popularresistance.org As a collective, we are living in unprecedented times. The triple pandemic of COVID-19, white supremacy, and capitalist-driven climate crisis has intensified survival fears and made the structural oppression we are living under more palpable and unbearable. We are coming face to face with the fact of our interdependence, and the stakes are high. Either we as a species learn to live well with each other and the earth now, or die trying. | As so many wise souls are reminding us, our liberation is bound together, and we need each other, now, more than ever.

_____ (2020-10-19). A Milestone For South African Shack Dwellers Movement. popularresistance.org The shack dwellers' movement of South Africa marked 15 years of struggle for land, housing and dignity on October 4. It held a seminar, Sifike kanjani la? (How did we get to where we are?) and, the following day, relaunched the eKhenana branch of the movement. | The celebration of the 15th anniversary of the formation of AbM was held at the eKhenana Occupation in Cato Manor, Durban. This occupation has an office, a farm, a recreation center and a political school, which is called The Frantz Fanon Political School. The first seeds for the farm were received from the MST (Landless Workers Movement) in Brazil.

Oakland Museum of California (2020-10-19). Sunday 10/25: Virtual 26th Annual El Día de los Muertos w/ Oakland Museum of California. indybay.org Online celebration (FREE)…

Haymarket Books (2020-10-19). Tuesday 10/20: "Surviving Autocracy": Jounalist Masha Gessen on the Destruction of America Under Trump. indybay.org Online event…

NAACP LDF & CHRGJ NYU (2020-10-19). Thursday 10/22: Immigration, Equal Protection, and the Promise of Racial Justice (Day 1). indybay.org Virtual conference (FREE)…

Revolution Books (2020-10-19). Friday 10/23: Anthea Butler on Scholars and Activism. indybay.org Revolution Books 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-10-19). Thursday 10/22: Saving Life on Earth: Illegal Wildlife Trade & the Extinction Crisis of Africa's Wildlife. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

PFAWP (2020-10-19). Tuesday 10/20: Digital Town hall: How the Amy Coney Barrett SCOTUS Nomination Threatens Ours Rights. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-10-19). Tuesday 10/20: Secrets don't make friends: mastering Freedom of Information requests. indybay.org Online…

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-10-19). Saturday 10/24: Meetup: Stories from the Community. indybay.org Online…

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2020-10-19). Sunday 10/25: Mass Public Assembly to Protest & Demand: Trump/Pence Out Now! indybay.org Civic Center Plaza, Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco…

Alliance for Justice (2020-10-19). Wednesday 10/21: Holding Court: Democracy Under Attack, the Role of SCOTUS, & the 2020 Election. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

NAACP LDF & CHRGJ NYU (2020-10-19). Friday 10/23: Immigration, Equal Protection, and the Promise of Racial Justice (Day 2). indybay.org Virtual conference (FREE)…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-10-19). Women March in SF for Rights and to Protest Trump. indybay.org Women protest in cities throughout US…

Climate Reality Project and partners (2020-10-19). Saturday 10/24: Your Vote, Your World: #GOTV Virtual Rally for Climate, Racial, & Social Justice. indybay.org Online via livestream…

HEAT (2020-10-19). Report Card On SF Community College Board Of Trustees. indybay.org San Francisco City College HEAT and The SF City College Collective have issued a Report Card on the San Francisco City College Board of Directors…

Linda Pierce, Santa Cruz News Group (2020-10-19). Manu Koenig and Trail Now PAC Apologize for Anti-Semitic Cartoons Featuring John Leopold. indybay.org Manu Koenig, candidate for Santa Cruz County Supervisor in District 1, has apologized to the Jewish community following the public outcry over the publication of a series of cartoon caricatures considered to be anti-Semitic of his opponent incumbent Supervisor John Leopold, who is Jewish. In an email interview conducted on October 16, Manu Koenig stated: "I was so horrified to realize that the cartoon we had used in our campaign ad about the rail corridor could be considered anti-Semitic. That was not our intention but I now understand how it could be perceived that way given the catalogue of the artists' work. W…

The United Front Against Displacement (2020-10-19). Tuesday 10/20: Rally To Oppose Oakland's Encampment Management Policy. indybay.org In front of Oakland City Hall, Oakland California…

John Malkin (2020-10-19). Curtis Reliford – Santa Cruz Peace Train. indybay.org Santa Cruz activist Curtis Reliford discusses being attacked recently and his efforts to continue providing clothes and other materials to those in need across the USA.

_____ (2020-10-19). The Two Undersides to Geo-Politics. strategic-culture.org At the explicit level, today's geo-political struggle is about the U.S. maintaining its primacy of power — with financial power being a subset to this political power. Carl Schmitt, whose thoughts had such influence on Leo Strauss and U.S. thinking generally, advocated that those who have power should 'use it, or lose it'. The prime object of politics therefore being to preserve one's 'social existence'. | But at the underside, Tech de-coupling from China is one implicit aspect to such a strategy (camouflaged beneath the catch-phrase of recovering 'stolen' U.S. jobs and intellectual property): The prize tha…

_____ (2020-10-19). The FBI, Militias, Truth and Comey's Legacy. strategic-culture.org Chris FARRELL | Is it possible that the militia story [about planning to kidnap the governor of Michigan] is another contrived, anti-Trump, smear job by elements within the FBI? | Current FBI Director Christopher Wray hardly engenders confidence as a strong leader bent on cleaning house and reforming a corrupt agency that attempted a soft coup against the presidency. Wray is all about damage control and institutional preservation. When it comes to honesty, Wray does not have a tough act to follow. | The FBI's reputation has been destroyed through blatant politicization. Here are the corrupt political police: Come…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). Envoy submits credentials to president of Equatorial Guinea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — The accredited ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Equatorial Guinea submitted his credentials to the country's president.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). Iran records highest coronavirus daily death toll again. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran hit a high record on Monday as 337 new deaths were registered over the past 24 hours, the highest since the virus outbreak in the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). US imposes sanctions on Chinese companies over Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The US has imposed Iran-related sanctions on five Hong-Kong shipping companies, one Australian entity, and one Chinese investment group.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). Virtual panel on Iran-Serbia Coproduction Held at 33rd ICFF. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The first virtual panel about Iran-Serbia cinematic coproduction was held with Miroljub Vuckovic and Mirko Bojovic from Serbia and Ali Mosaffa and Ra'ed Faridzadeh from Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). US trying to abuse Afghan peace talks for electoral goals. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that US President Donald Trump is trying to abuse the Intra-Afghan peace talks to reach his presidential election goals.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). Dubai-Lengeh Port ferry route resumes operation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRNA, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The ferry route between Lengeh Port in Iran's Hormozgan province and Dubai has resumed operation, after eight months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). Presser of Passive Defense Organization's chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Head of Iran's Passive Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali held a presser on Monday on the occasion of Passive Defense Week.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). Police seize over 2 ton of illicit drug in S Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The deputy police chief of Sistan and Baluchestan announced over the seizure of a total of 2 tons and 214,327 kg of various drugs during 2 separate operations in the cities of Saravan, Sib, and Soran in Sistan and Baluchestan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). Zarif confers on crashed airliner with Ukrainian officials. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed hope that negotiations on the Ukrainian plane will be successful.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). Iranian short film 'Weekend' wins at 3 intl. film festivals. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The Iranian short film 'Weekend' has been awarded from three international film festivals.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). CBI to use Repurchase Agreement (Repo) for 1st time. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — In line with the approvals of the Government Economic Coordination Headquarters to develop "open market operations", the CBI is to use the Repurchase Agreement (Repo) for the first time in its history.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). Russia's policy not determined by US threats: Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — In reaction to the US threat in the event of any arms deal with Iran, Russian senior diplomat said that Washington's threats are not determining Moscow's policy.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). Enemy not to give up malicious goals against Iran: Sayyari. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army said that enemy will not give up its malicious goals hatched against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). Iran-Syria keen of development of trade transactions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — In a Monday meeting with the Syrian envoy to Tehran, the ICIAMA head said the implementation of the free trade agreement between Iran and Syria will bring good days in mutual trade, which is what the two countries want.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). Lifting Iran arms embargo, result of JCPOA efficiency: China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said that lifting Iran's arms embargo is the result of efficiency of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). VIDEO: Landslide in Al-Khobar of Saudi Arabia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — A person survived from a landslide which was happened suddenly in a parking lot in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-19). Joint Police Morning Ceremony held on Police Week. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — On the occasion of Police Week, a Joint Morning Ceremony of Law Enforcement Forces (Police) was held in Tehran on Monday.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-19). Improving incentives for people to use COVID apps is key to widespread usage. imperial.ac.uk People need greater personal incentives to convince them to use COVID-19 apps, according to a new report from Imperial College Business School.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-19). Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on teen mental health. imperial.ac.uk An Imperial-led project is set to explore the impact the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of adolescents in the UK.

Staff (2020-10-19). In Nevada, Trump Mocks Biden for Listening to Scientists. truthout.org Speaking to a largely maskless crowd of supporters on Carson City, Nevada late Sunday, President Donald Trump mocked Democratic nominee Joe Biden for vowing to "listen to the scientists" on the Covid-19 pandemic if elected in November and boasted about his own refusal to heed the advice of experts even as coronavirus cases and deaths continue to surge nationwide. | "If I listened totally to the scientists, we would right now have a country that would be in a massive depression," Trump said, neglecting to mention…

Staff (2020-10-19). Days Before Debate, Trump Attacks Moderator After Being Advised to Be Nicer. truthout.org President Donald Trump's campaign advisers are reportedly urging him to approach the final debate of the 2020 presidential election season with a calmer demeanor, but he appears already to be dismissing the strategy by attacking the character of the moderator just days before the debate is set to take place. | Those coaching Trump on how to improve upon

Staff (2020-10-19). Michigan Republican Senate Candidate Has Strong Financial Ties to DeVos Family. truthout.org Michigan Republican Senate candidate James attended a fundraiser at the home of DeVos' brother-in-law, Dan, and his wife, Pamella, last month. Though James was well-dista…

Staff (2020-10-19). COVID-19 Spikes in Rural Areas While Hospitals Face Financial Crisis. truthout.org This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at One by one, COVID-19 outbreaks popped up in April and May at meatpacking plants across the country, fanning fears that the infectious corona…

Staff (2020-10-19). The TMX Pipeline Threatens First Nations People. It Must Be Stopped. truthout.org I come from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) in what is now known as the greater Vancouver area in western Canada. In our language, "Tsleil-Waututh" means "People of the Inlet," referring to Burrard Inlet. Our creation stories teach us that the inlet is our mother, who provided our people with nourishment, sustenance and spirituality. Indeed, studies find that

yenisafak (2020-10-19). Welcome aboard, sort of: How to start a new job in 2020. yenisafak.com Sometimes Cara Tocci feels like she is living in an underground bunker in a very strange world, like a character from the television series "Lost."During this very curious moment in human history, Tocci started a new job as vice president of global corporate communications at sneaker and apparel giant Foot Locker."I've never even set foot in the office or met my colleagues in person yet," says Tocci, who is working from her studio loft in New York's Greenwich Village. "Everything has been on Zoom. It's definitely the oddest new-job experience I've ever had."After shedding about 22 million jobs since March, the U.

yenisafak (2020-10-19). At least 56 US lawmakers urge Egypt's Sisi to release prisoners. yenisafak.com In a letter being sent to the Egyptian leader on Monday, the 55 Democrats and one Independent — Senator Bernie Sanders — said al-Sisi should free detained lawyers, activists, journalists and other prisoners of conscience amid a COVID outbreak in Egypt's prison system.Led by Democratic lawmakers Ro Khanna, Jim McGovern and Sherrod Brown, the bicameral letter urges Sisi "to immediately and unconditionally release those prisoners whose cases we have cited, and all other prisoners of conscience unjustly detained for exercising their fundamental human rights.""These are people who should never have been im…

yenisafak (2020-10-19). Israel to face pressure from Democrats if Trump loses: advisor. yenisafak.com US President Donald Trump's loss in the upcoming presidential election would put pressure on Israel in the Middle East, one of his advisors said Monday.If Trump loses the election on Nov. 3 to his opponent Joe Biden, Israel will face pressure from the Democrats to make concessions in Judea and Samaria, Mike Evans, senior Evangelical Christian leader and advisor to Trump, told Israel National News in an interview."This is the most pro-Israel president in American history. But he's not doing so well in the polls," said Evans, who is also the founder of the Friends of Zion Heritage Center in Jerusalem.Evans said alt…

yenisafak (2020-10-19). Chileans turn bakers and pizza makers as pandemic sparks business boom silver lining. yenisafak.com Chilean Pedro Campos hatched a plan to bake and sell homemade sourdough bread to neighbors after riots in Santiago last year shuttered the restaurant where he worked and the coronavirus pandemic left many shops closed. Business is now booming.Campos is not alone in reinventing himself. More than 2 million Chileans have lost their jobs in the past year, the result of a one-two punch from the mass protests in 2019 and the pandemic this year.Campos told Reuters the predicament forced him to learn a new trade. "I needed to start making something," he said.Now he doubts he'll ever go back to work for someone else.The…

yenisafak (2020-10-19). Iran plots course after end of 13-year arms embargo. yenisafak.com A 13-year UN-mandated arms embargo on Iran officially expired Sunday, effectively paving the way for the sanctions-battered country to import and export conventional weapons.In a statement, Iran's Foreign Ministry called it a "momentous day for the international community," which it said has protected the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and the 2015 nuclear deal."As of today, all restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities and financial services to and from the Islamic Republic of Iran, and all prohibitions regarding the entry into or transit through territories of the UN member states previously…

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Socialists win big in Bolivia; Morales expected to return from exile
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-19
Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca, presidential and vice-presidential candidates, respectively, for Bolivia's Movement Toward Socialism Party (MAS), scored an overwhelming first-round election victory on Oct. 18. They won 53% of the vote, showing strength in cities and rural areas alike. MAS was formerly headed by deposed President Evo Morales. The Supreme Election Tribunal certified the …
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We have regained hope, says Luis Arce as estimates show MAS victory in Bolivian presidential polls
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-19
The Unitel-Ciesmori estimate showed the Luis Arce-David Choquehuanca ticket of the MAS winning over 52% of the vote. Shortly after, the president of the coup regime, Jeanine Añez, acknowledged the victory of the MAS…
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In Bolivia, a mood of watchful celebration prevails
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-19
We talk to Zoe PC of Peoples Dispatch, who is in Bolivia as part of an election observation team, on the situation on the ground as exit polls and the main opposition candidate have acknowledged the victory of the Luis Arce-David Choquehuanca ticket of MAS…
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Venezuela Welcomes 'Return to Democracy' in Bolivia
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-10-19
Progressive Luis Arce won the elections, putting an end to the de facto presidency of the Washington-backed Jeanine Añez.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15026

Hours before Bolivia goes the polls, early results system suspended, military mobilization in La Paz
Zoe PC | mronline.org | 2020-10-19
The first elections since the coup d'état will be held on October 18 amid a tense social and political climate. This includes a military mobilization in La Paz the night before the polls and the suspension of the DIREPRE early results system.
mronline.org/2020/10/19/hours-before-bol…

October 1967: Che Guevara Is Executed
History.com Editors | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
This article was first published on History.com in November 2009. | On October 9, 1967, socialist revolutionary and guerilla leader Che Guevara, age 39, is killed by the Bolivian army. The U.S.-military-backed Bolivian forces captured Guevara on October 8 while …
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"We've recovered our democracy": Bolivian coup regime humiliated as socialist wins landslide election
Adan Plascencia | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-19
The Bolivian people stood up to vote for sovereignty and regain their democracy. This is a humiliating blow to the far-right regime of coup-installed president Jeanine àÅñez and is being celebrated by the left across Latin America.
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MAS election victory in Bolivia generates wide repercussion
Prensa Latina | mronline.org | 2020-10-19
The victory in first round of the Movement towards Socialism (MAS) party in Bolivia, according to an exit poll, has generated several reactions on Monday after surpassing what was expected in the polls.
mronline.org/2020/10/19/mas-election-vic…

Media Responds With Apathy, Disappointment as US-Backed Coup Gov't Concedes Defeat in Bolivia
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-19
Across the spectrum, corporate media has endorsed last year's rightwing takeover of Bolivia, refusing to label it as a coup. Coverage of Sunday's historical elections hasn't been much better.
mintpressnews.com/media-bias-us-backed-c…

Why Big Tech's monopoly power needs to be urgently checked
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-19
Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple are in the dock for their monopoly practices worldwide. While Facebook has been profiting off hate speech on its platforms, Google has been exploiting content creators for advertising revenue. Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha sheds more light on the malpractices of big tech companies.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/19/why-big-t…

Chavismo and the Left: A conversation with Reinaldo Iturriza (Part II)
Cira Pascual Marquina | mronline.org | 2020-10-19
A Chavista author and former minister talks about the Bolivarian Revolution's innovations and internal tensions.
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Chris Hedges: The Politics of Cultural Despair
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-10-19
Art by Mr. Fish / Original to Scheerpost A Talk by Chris Hedges / Video and Text The physical and moral decay of the United States and the malaise it has spawned have predictable results. We have seen in varying forms the consequences of social and political collapse during the twilight of the Greek and Roman empires, the Ottoman and Hapsburg empires, Tsarist Russia, Weimar Germany and the former… | Source…
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Chris Hedges: The Politics of Cultural Despair
Chris Hedges | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-19
Princeton, New Jersey ( Scheerpost) — The physical and moral decay of the United States and the malaise it has spawned have predictable results. We have seen in varying forms the consequences of social and political collapse during the twilight of the Greek and Roman empires, the Ottoman and Hapsburg empires, Tsarist Russia, Weimar Germany and the former Yugoslavia. Voices from the past, Aristotle, Cicero, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Joseph Roth and Milovan Djilas, warned us. But blinded by self-d…
mintpressnews.com/chris-hedges-the-polit…

Military Bases Never Go Unused
David Swanson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
If, like me, you have the unfortunate habit of pointing out the dishonesty of the cases made for various wars, and you begin to persuade people that the wars are not actually for the eradication of the weapons of mass …
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Diana Johnstone's Memoir: Circle in the Darkness
Dr. Galina Litvinov De Roeck | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
Diana Johnstone's memoir Circle in the Darkness is immensely absorbing. It recounts events one is familiar enough from reading the papers or watching the news, but then it takes you from what you think you know to what you …
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The Expiration Of The Iranian Arms Embargo Opens Up Exciting Opportunities
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-19
The 13-year-long anti-Iranian arms embargo expired on Sunday, which creates exciting opportunities for the Islamic Republic to strengthen its national defense capabilities and cultivate even deeper relations with its top strategic partners such as China and Russia, possibly even playing them off against one another in a "friendly competition" so as to derive the greatest benefit. | The End Of The Embargo | The US is enraged that the UN let the 13-year-long anti-Iranian arms embargo expire on Sunday without e…
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Former OPCW Chief Says His Office Was Bugged While USA Pushed Iraq War
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-19
In an important new interview with The Grayzone's Aaron Maté, the first Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has revealed new insights into the way the US exerted control over the Organisation in the lead-up to the Iraq invasion and the suspicious way pro-US narratives appear to be dominating controversies in the supposedly impartial OPCW to this day. | The most significant piece of new information revealed i…
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Former OPCW Chief Says His Office Was Bugged While USA Pushed Iraq War
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-19
important new interview with The Grayzone's Aaron Maté, the first Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has revealed new insights into the way the US exerted control over the Organisation in the lead-up to the Iraq invasion and the suspicious way pro-US narratives appear to be dominating controversies in the supposedly impartial OPCW to this day. | The most significant piece of new information revealed in this interview with the acclaimed former OPCW chief José Bustani is his assertion that while the US wa…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/former-…

Media Responds With Apathy, Disappointment as US-Backed Coup Gov't Concedes Defeat in Bolivia
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-19
Across the spectrum, corporate media has endorsed last year's rightwing takeover of Bolivia, refusing to label it as a coup. Coverage of Sunday's historical elections hasn't been much better. | MPN– Bolivia's Movement to Socialism (MAS) party is celebrating what appears to be a crushing, landslide victory in Sunday's elections. Although official vote counting is far from over, exit polls show an overwhelming triumph for the socialists, and a repudiation of the right-wing military government of Jeanine Añez, wh…
thealtworld.com/alan_macleod/media-respo…

Bolivia Elections Live Blog
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-19
Bolivians go to the polls today, Sunday, October 18, in the first general elections since the last democratically elected president, Evo Morales, was forced out in a military coup last November, two months before his term had ended and despite election results showing he had won another term in a first-round election victory. Today's elections had been postponed twice: first from May to September, and then from September to October. While Jeanine àÅñez, whose party had received just 4 percent of the vote last year, had taken office vowing to be a caretaker president until…
popularresistance.org/bolivia-elections-…

Chris Hedges: The Politics Of Cultural Despair
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-19
The physical and moral decay of the United States and the malaise it has spawned have predictable results. We have seen in varying forms the consequences of social and political collapse during the twilight of the Greek and Roman empires, the Ottoman and Hapsburg empires, Tsarist Russia, Weimar Germany and the former Yugoslavia. Voices from the past, Aristotle, Cicero, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Joseph Roth and Milovan Djilas, warned us. But blinded by self-delusion and hubris, as if we are somehow exempt from human experience and human nature, we refuse to listen.
popularresistance.org/chris-hedges-the-p…

Jeremy Scahill: Trump's Xenophobia Is Horrific, But U.S. Immigration Policy Has Always Been Racist
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-19
In Part 2 of our discussion of the Trump era with The Intercept's Jeremy Scahill about his new seven-part audio documentary "American Mythology," he examines how Trump's xenophobic immigration policies have been a "methodical, surgical operation" to make life miserable for both current and prospective immigrants, including asylum seekers fleeing violence. He also notes that while Trump's policies have been particularly vicious, "this country has had a racist immigration policy for a very long time, and it's bipartisan."
www.democracynow.org/2020/10/19/jeremy_s…

Jeremy Scahill: Trump Has Incited White Supremacists & Emboldened Police to Act Outside the Law
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-19
As the 2020 presidential campaign enters its final two weeks, we look at the past four years of the Trump presidency with investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept. His podcast "Intercepted" has just released the fourth chapter in a seven-part audio documentary titled "American Mythology," which critically examines the Trump presidency and places it within a larger historical context. Scahill says Trump has empowered white supremacist vigilantes and given permission to law enforcement to act extrajudicially to enforce a racist status quo, but he cautions that "Donald Trump is not an aberration of U…
www.democracynow.org/2020/10/19/jeremy_s…

Jeremy Scahill: "Trump Is Not the Root of the Problem, He Is a Product of American Imperial History"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-19
Donald Trump ran for president in 2016 with a mixed message of attacking the legacy of the Iraq War and U.S. military adventurism, while simultaneously pledging to commit war crimes and promote imperialism. As we look back at Trump's record, Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of The Intercept, says his flouting of international norms and bullying of other countries is in keeping with how U.S. presidents have long behaved. "Donald Trump is not the root of the problem. Donald Trump is a product of American imperial history," Scahill notes.
www.democracynow.org/2020/10/19/jeremy_s…

Jeremy Scahill on Trump's "Homicidal" Pandemic Response & What's at Stake in November Election
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-19
As President Trump campaigns in swing states that are also coronavirus hot spots, The Intercept's Jeremy Scahill argues he is directly responsible for the poor U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed almost 220,000 people in the country so far and sickened millions. "I don't know how else to describe what Trump has done except homicidal," says Scahill, host of a new seven-part audio series that examines the Trump era.
www.democracynow.org/2020/10/19/jeremy_s…

Socialists claim major victory in Bolivia, one year after US-backed coup
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-10-19
Evo Morales' party has claimed victory in Bolivia's presidential election. Exit polls give the Movement towards Socialism (MAS) party over 50% of the vote.To win in the first round, a candidate needs more than 50% of the vote, or 40% with a lead of at least 10 percentage points over the second-placed candidate.The election was marked by tension after Morales was deposed in a US-backed coup in November 2019. Electoral monitors reported threats and harassment from Bolivian security forces.With a private quick count of sampled polling stations favouring MAS candidate Luis Arce by a wide margin, even unelected interi…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/10/1…

Socialists claim major victory in Bolivia, one year after US-backed coup
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-10-19
Evo Morales' party has claimed victory in Bolivia's presidential election. Exit polls giving the Movement towards Socialism (MAS) party over 50% of the vote.To win in the first round, a candidate needs more than 50% of the vote, or 40% with a lead of at least 10 percentage points over the second-placed candidate.The election was marked by tension after Morales was deposed in a US-backed coup in November 2019. Electoral monitors reported threats and harassment from Bolivian security forces.With a private quick count of sampled polling stations favouring MAS candidate Luis Arce by a wide margin, even unelected inte…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/10/1…

Venezuela congrats Bolivia's Arce as he claims victory
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-19
Venezuela's president on Monday congratulated the Bolivian left-wing presidential hopeful Luis Arce as he claimed victory in Sunday's poll."Great victory! The united and conscious Bolivian people defeated the coup against our brother [former President] Evo [Morales] with their votes," Nicolas Maduro said on Twitter."Congratulations to President-elect Luis Arce, Vice President David Choquehuanca and our South Indian Chief @evoespueblo. Jallalla Bolivia!" he added.Jallalla, or long live, is an expression for jubilation in Aymara — an indigenous nation to which Morales belongs.Exit polls showed that the Movement fo…
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Indigenous Women to Financial CEOs: Stop Abetting 'Climate-Wrecking' Tar Sands Sector or Expect More Resistance
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-19
"Join us putting the proverbial nail in the coffin of these dying unneeded industries." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Democracy Has Won': Year After Right-Wing Coup Against Evo Morales, Socialist Luis Arce Declares Victory in Bolivia Election
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-19
"Brothers and sisters: the will of the people has been asserted," Morales declared from exile in Argentina. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Nagorno-Karabakh Ceasefire 2.0?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
An October 9 Russia-brokered ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh (NK below) failed to take hold. | On Saturday, warring sides again agreed to halt fighting, effective Sunday, citing humanitarian reasons. | An Azeri Foreign Ministry statement said the following: | "The …
globalresearch.ca/nagorno-karabakh-cease…

Burkina Faso 'one step short of famine', warns UN food relief agency
news.un.org | 2020-10-19
Unless access is urgently granted to humanitarian organizations, thousands in the Central Sahel will be "pushed into further destitution", the UN emergency food relief agency warned on Monday.
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Massive Rally In Support Of Sipekne'katik Harvesters, Treaty Rights
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-19
Halifax, Nova Scotia – About a thousand people gathered in Grand Parade on Sunday, singing, drumming and voicing their support for Indigenous harvesters on Nova Scotia's southwestern shore, who are exercising their right to fish — outside the commercial season. | It's an assertion of treaty, constitution and court-protected rights that has cost Sipekne'katik fishers dearly since their launch of a moderate livelihood fishery in mid-September. This week, they were the target of assault, arson, vandalism, threats and intimidation.
popularresistance.org/massive-rally-in-s…

Indigenous Women Leaders Warn Global Financial Companies to Stop Support for Tar Sands Oil
commondreams.org | 2020-10-19
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Trump Has Stoked White Supremacy and Led Police to Act Outside the Law
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-19
As the 2020 presidential campaign enters its final two weeks, we look at the past four years of the Trump presidency with investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept. His podcast "Intercepted" has just released the fourth chapter in a seven-part audio documentary titled American Mythology, which critically examines the Trump presidency and places it within a larger historical context. Scahill says Trump has empowered white supremacist vigilantes and given permission to law enforcement to…
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America Is Complicit, as Yemen Spirals toward Mass Starvation
Prof. Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
Mark Lowcock of the United Nations gave an impassioned and apocalyptic speech on Thursday warning that 4 million Yemenis who had been receiving aid no longer are, because of a shortfall in donor contributions, and the country could be on …
globalresearch.ca/america-complicit-yeme…

Large San Francisco Counter-Protest Overwhelms Tiny Ultra-Right Rally
Bigots Forced to Flee | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
On Saturday, October 17, 2020, labor union members, anti-police brutality campaigners, advocates for release of prisoners affected by COVID-19, and leftists from Oakland and San Francisco came together to form a counter-demonstration against a rally of far-right demonstrators.
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Chilean Government Agrees with New Constitution, but Vetoes New Constituent Assembly
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
Chile has been experiencing violent popular protests for over a year. The general dissatisfaction with the government of Sebastián Piñera and his allies has generated strong unrest in the country, which has worried the Chilean political elite. In this sense, …
globalresearch.ca/chilean-government-agr…

Ecology after Marx
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-19
Neville Spencer reviews John Bellamy Foster's The Return of Nature. In this new work Foster examines the ecological thought of those who came after Karl Marx and were influenced by his philosophy, politics and ecology.
greenleft.org.au/content/ecology-after-m…

Ohio student's research rescues memory of lynched Black man, Christopher Davis
Maicol David Lynch | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-19
Between 1865 and 1950, over 6,500 African Americans were lynched or massacred by white supremacist terrorists. Of those murders, 4,400 took place after the defeat of Reconstruction and restoration of the former slavocracy to power. More than 80% of lynchings occurred in the former Confederacy's 11 states, but over 300 took place in northern states. …
peoplesworld.org/article/ohio-students-r…

Progressives Sign Letter vs a Corporate Cabinet
Brett Wilkins | zcomm.org | 2020-10-19
Many progressive activists, wary of being spurned and burned again as they feel they were by Obama, are nevertheless preparing to–as Noam Chomsky, Medea Benjamin, and other left activists said in a recent letter of their own–"dump Trump, then battle Biden."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/progressives-sign-…

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration: Reds need not apply
Forbes West | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-19
Immigrants inside the United States can be denied the ability to adjust their status to "lawful permanent resident" on the grounds of membership "or affiliation" [emphasis added] with a Communist or "totalitarian" party, either foreign or domestic, according to new policy "guidance" issued Oct. 2 by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The directive refers to …
peoplesworld.org/article/u-s-citizenship…

Why a Former Green Party Candidate Is on a Very Long Fast
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2020-10-19
Urging Progressives to Vote for Biden to Defeat Trump…
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Why a Former Green Party Candidate Is on a Very Long Fast
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
Seeking to stop a huge threat to the world…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/19/1883769…

Palestine slams Al-Aqsa visits under Israeli protection
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-19
Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh has criticized visits by Arab delegations to Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque under Israeli police protection."Al-Aqsa Mosque shall be entered through the gate of its owners, not through the gate of the Israeli occupation," Shtayyeh said during the weekly cabinet meeting on Monday."It is sad to see some Arab delegations entering the compound through the Israeli gate, while worshippers are denied access to it to perform their prayers," he said.On Sunday, a delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) visited Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of Israeli forces.T…
yenisafak.com/en/news/palestine-slams-al…

Berlin Does Not Lead the EU Independently but Rules It Under American Oversight
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
In July I hypothesized that…
globalresearch.ca/berlin-not-lead-eu-ind…

Corporatist Judge Barrett — Two More Senate Abstentions Needed to Stop Trump
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-19
In a 1995 book review published in the University of Chicago Law Review, Elena Kagan (now Justice Kagan) wrote about judicial nominees avoiding disclosing their views on legal issues. She said,…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/19/corporatist-…

Corporatist Judge Barrett — Two More Senate Abstentions Needed to Stop Trump
Ralph Nader | zcomm.org | 2020-10-19
Look in the mirror Democrats. Start self-examining why collectively you've let the American people down? It's time for the rising movement of elected and grassroots progressives to take over.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/corporatist-judge-…

Labour NEC election: Grassroots Voice team 'fighting for the future we need'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-10-19
On Monday 19 October, Labour party members can begin voting for the candidates they want to see on the party's National Executive Committee (NEC). The NEC is the Labour Party's governing body, making key decisions, such as who can run as a parliamentary candidate, as well as having a key role in deciding on the party's manifesto. Those who are standing are competing for nine seats. | "Britain needs socialist policies more than ever": | Six left-wing candidates standing for election have formed a slate called Grassroots Voice.
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/10/19/labour-n…

Australian pseudo-left denies fascist danger in US presidential election crisis
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
Socialist Alternative is attempting to chloroform the working class, insisting that the American ruling class would never resort to dictatorial rule.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/salt…

Iran Free to Buy and Sell Arms
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
Security Council Res. 2231 (adopted July 14, 2015 — effective January 16, 2016) affirmed the landmark JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran unanimously. | It also retained an arms embargo on Iran for five years, a provision its ruling authorities accepted and …
globalresearch.ca/iran-free-buy-sell-arm…

Video: "Don't be Afraid of the Virus": American Doctors Speak Out on Misinformation Surrounding the Coronavirus
One America News Network | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
A group of medical experts from around the country are speaking out against misinformation surrounding the coronavirus. | The doctors gathered on the Supreme Court steps in the nation's capitol Saturday October 17, 2020 to inform Americans not to be afraid …
globalresearch.ca/video-dont-be-afraid-o…

The Courts v. Democracy
Xavier Wyche Flory | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-19
Of the six major controversies to convulse the Supreme Court since 2000, exactly half have been over personnel. First, in 2016, the Republican Senate refused to consider President Obama's nomination to the court, claiming that nine months was too soon before an election and that the American people should have a say; then, in 2017, Trump's nominee to the Court, Brett Kavanaugh, was credibly accused of sexual assault and confirmed amidst national protests; and now, less than two months before the 2020 presidential election, Republicans are vowing to confirm a justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg regardless of th…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/19/the-courts-v…

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump's appeal on border wall funding while reviewing legality of 'stay in Mexico' policy
rt.com | 2020-10-19
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by Donald Trump's administration over a ruling that he overstepped his constitutional boundaries when funneling military funds to border wall construction. | The legal battle around Trump's 2016 campaign cornerstone — the US-Mexico border wall — continued on Monday when the Supreme Court agreed to hear his appeal. | Back in June, a lower court ruled that the Trump administration's decision to shift military money to construction of a border wall, after Congress had refused to appropriate funds for the project, was illegal. Trump took $2.5 billion from…
rt.com/usa/503924-supreme-court-border-w…

History: Rhodesia's 1970's "Dirty War": A Tale of False Flag Terror and War Crimes
Adeyinka Makinde | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
The war fought during the 1970s in the nation state formerly known as Rhodesia was an asymmetric conflict which pitted the Rhodesian Security Forces against the militias of Black African liberation movements, most prominent of which were ZANLA and ZAPU. …
globalresearch.ca/selous-scouts-rhodesia…

Instead of offering COVID relief, Trump mocks Biden for being pro-science
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-19
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Israel and UAE to discuss influx of Gulf tourists to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-19
Israel and UAE to discuss influx of Gulf tourists to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque | A former Jordanian religious endowment minister tells MEE Amman is 'not interested nor aware nor part of these visits' coordination' | MEE staff | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 15: 43 | Flags of Israel and the United Arab Emirates (AFP) | An Israeli official said on Monday that Israel and the United Arab Emirates had set an agenda to discuss bringing th…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-uae-aq…

Swedish Left opposes dilution of employment protection act
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-19
The Left Party, the Communist Party of Sweden, and the Communist Party have raised strong objections against the dilution of labor rights embedded in the current employment protection act…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/19/swedish-l…

Taxpayers Shell Out Huge Subsidies to Wolf Pup-Killer's Ranching Enterprise
Greta Anderson | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-19
It's been a while since there's been news about public lands rancher/wolf killer Craig Thiessen from New Mexico. He's the guy who pleaded guilty to killing a trapped Mexican gray wolf pup (named "Mia Tuk" by an Albuquerque schoolkid) with a shovel in 2015. He got off relatively easy for violating the Endangered Species Act…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/19/taxpayers-sh…

In Defense of Thought and Speech: A Reflection on Criticisms Leveled Against Scholars at New York University
Prof. Daniel Broudy | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
Let no one say — without a vigorous challenge — that the so-called 'new normal' is not profoundly ab-normal, absurd, hideous, and intolerable. That conscious and concerned men and women of the world's self-perceived beacon of freedom, liberty, and civil …
globalresearch.ca/reflection-criticisms-…

Forced Labour in Imperial Japan's First Colony: Hokkaidō
Pia M Jolliffe | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-10-19
asia-pacificresearch.com/forced-labour-i…

Danger of Russian-Turkish conflict grows as Armenian-Azeri ceasefire fails
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
Casualties are rapidly mounting as heavy artillery and precision missile strikes rain down on civilian and military targets in both Armenia and Azerbaijan.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/cauc…

Two Deep Mysteries of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War
Eric Margolis | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
Forty-seven years ago, Egypt and Syria launched a massive surprise attack on Israeli forces dug into fortifications along the Suez Canal and Golan Heights. The 'limited' Arab objective was to recapture both strategic areas that had been seized from the …
globalresearch.ca/two-deep-mysteries-197…

White House official went to Syria seeking Americans' release
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-19
White House official went to Syria seeking Americans' release | Trump wrote to Assad in March proposing 'direct dialogue' over the release of one of the US citizens, reports WSJ | MEE and agencies | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 09: 30 | A White House official travelled to Damascus earlier this year for secret meetings with the Syrian government, a Trump administration official said on Sunday (Reuters) | A White House o…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/syria-us-host…

Rule Draconia: Tories and Labor Collude in Enabling Act for State Crimes
Chris Floyd | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-19
The Tory government (with the collusion of the Labour leadership) is ramming through one of the most draconian and tyrannical laws ever seen in an ostensible democracy, a bill that will give a wide and ever-expanding number of state agencies the power to torture, rape and kill citizens without any legal consequences. This is no rhetorical exaggeration; it is the plain fact — as that notoriously far-left commie rag, the Spectator, points out.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/19/rule-draconi…

Energy Research Platform Takes Central Stage Under Russia's BRICS Chairmanship
Kester Kenn Klomegah | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
After the Ufa declaration in 2015, BRICS, an association of five major emerging economies that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has made energy cooperation one of its priorities besides attaining an admirable significant influence on regional affairs …
globalresearch.ca/energy-research-platfo…

How Biden flubbed Town Hall foreign policy question
MBNJSD | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-19
Instead he endorsed some of the most deceptive elements of Trump's propaganda, dropped some clangers of his own and, in a classic Freudian slip, laid bare his own enduring commitment to American imperialism.
nationofchange.org/2020/10/19/how-biden-…

Chilean government mobilizes police and military on anniversary of social revolt
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
In response to planned demonstrations, Chile's ultra-right government is placing tens of thousands of militarized Carabineros police, Special Forces and military troops on alert.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/chil…

Glàºck Glàºck Glàºck
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-19
Glàºck Glàºck Glàºck They say what they want Is law and order — Either pleonasm or oxymoron — Though, really, they only want order By which they mean murder And some folks believe That a murder of crows Should henceforth be known As crow crews Glàºck, says the chicken Glàºck Glàºck Glàºck To this day…
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The Biden Campaign and China's Oligarchs
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
In two bombshell reports, Emma-Jo Morris and Gabrielle Fonrouge of the New York Post have leveled damning allegations of Hunter Biden's murky financial dealings with Ukrainian and Chinese oligarchs. As expected, $50,000 remuneration paid by Burisma Holdings of Ukraine …
globalresearch.ca/biden-campaign-people-…

Iran hits out at 'fearful' US after UN arms embargo expires
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-19
Iran hits out at 'fearful' US after UN arms embargo expires | Tehran continues its war of words with Washington after Mike Pompeo threatened to sanction those doing arms deals with Iran now that a UN embargo has ended | MEE staff | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 16: 18 | Iranians visit a weaponry and military equipment exhibition in the capital Tehran in February 2019 (AFP/File photo) | Iran hit out at the United States on Monday afte…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/iran-arms-emb…

Baltimore Teachers Union urges parents to boycott school reopening
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-19
School officials and teachers have very different views on whether it's safe for students hurt by missing in-person classes to safely return to the classroom.
therealnews.com/baltimore-teachers-union…

With an Eye on Nearby Iran, Israeli Weapons Fuel the Violence in Azerbaijan
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-19
Hoping to profit, protect an important source of oil, and to antagonize nearby Iran, Israel is selling drones and weapons to Azerbaijan, fueling the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.
mintpressnews.com/iran-israel-drones-arm…

Antiwar Forces Need to Challenge Trudeau Government, Not Praise It
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
Should antiwar forces challenge power or praise government officials in the hopes of getting some crumbs for their pet issue? | Douglas Roche's recent Hill Times column suggests the latter. In an article extolling Canada's new ambassador to the UN Roche | …
globalresearch.ca/antiwar-forces-need-ch…

China Fires Health Officials after New COVID-19 Outbreak
Asharq Al-Awsat | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
A hospital president and the director of the health commission in the northern Chinese city of Qingdao have been fired after China's latest coronavirus outbreak, authorities said Thursday. | A brief notice on the Qingdao city government's official microblog Thursday said …
globalresearch.ca/china-fires-health-off…

Democrats urge Egypt's Sisi to free dissidents before jail terms 'become death sentences'
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-19
Democrats urge Egypt's Sisi to free dissidents before jail terms 'become death sentences' | More than 50 lawmakers issued a letter to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi urging him to release prisoners of conscience during the coronavirus pandemic | MEE staff | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 17: 02 | An Egyptian police officer at the entrance of the Tora prison in the Egyptian capital Cairo on 11 February (AFP/File photo) | More t…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/democrats-egy…

Arabic press review: Tunisia investigates MP's Facebook post on French teacher beheading
Mohammad Ayesh | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-19
Arabic press review: Tunisia investigates MP's Facebook post on French teacher beheading | Meanwhile, Arab financial support for the Palestinian government reportedly falls by 82 percent and Bahrainis protest against Israeli visit | Mohammad Ayesh | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 14: 47 | A man holds a French flag as people gather in Paris on 18 October 2020, to remember teacher Samuel Paty, beheaded by an attacker (AFP) |
www.middleeasteye.net/news/arabic-press-…

Waiting for a Vaccine and the Collaborative Research Alternative
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-19
It seems increasingly likely that China will begin providing vaccines to its own people, as well as those in some other countries, by December, and possibly as early as next month. The prospect of a vaccine being available that soon has to look good to people here, now that the Trump administration's pandemic control efforts…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/19/waiting-for-…

Who are the New York Watchmen?
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
The New York Watchmen are a newly formed right-wing militia with close ties to Michael Caputo, the Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Trump Administration.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/nywm…

Sound and Fury
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-19
The sound of the hearings was muffled because the public never got to know Barrett's position on major issues. She successfully dodged the most rudimentary questions even a high schooler could answer, like whether it's legal to intimidate a voter. "I can't apply the law to a hypothetical set of facts," she replied to that question. C'mon.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/19/sound-and-fu…

Labour Party strengthens its hold on power in New Zealand election
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
The Labour Party has gained significant support from businesses and sections of the upper middle class after launching an assault on the living conditions of the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/nzel…

Lebanon: "The Political Game"
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
French President Emmanuel Macron does not want his initiative for Lebanon to fail. His initial path was not successful because he did not possess the political acumen necessary to confront the tricks of the Lebanese politicians. Macron wrongly believed that …
globalresearch.ca/sunnis-shiites-agree-l…

Video tribute to radical composer Marc Blitzstein by University of Wisconsin Opera
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-19
American composer Marc Blitzstein (1905-1964), one of Leonard Bernstein's early mentors and the celebrated English-language translator of The Threepenny Opera, is the subject of University Opera at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's first project of the 2020-21 season. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is being produced in video format and will be available for viewing …
peoplesworld.org/article/video-tribute-t…

N.C. mail-in ballots case mixed ruling: Witness requirement remains, error fixes allowed
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-19
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Sloppy Methodology: Social Media, Censorship and New York Post's Hunter Biden Story
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-19
It was highly probable. Given the howls of concern that social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook nurse and nurture a bias (every choice on content entails one), a gift was made to critics to show just that. Last Wednesday, Twitter prevented users from posting links to a New York Post story. The story, …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/sloppy-method…

Stopping the Cycle of Disbelief
Ariel Felton | progressive.org | 2020-10-19
It's time to stop rediscovering America's racial divide.
progressive.org/magazine/stopping-the-cy…

More federal judges ban anti-voting moves by Postal Service
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-19
WASHINGTON–More federal judges are banning Trump Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's key moves to slow or stall voting materials and return of mailed-in ballots before the Nov. 3 election. In the latest, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in D.C. issued an immediate national injunction against DeJoy's ban on extra trips and overtime/late trips by USPS workers …
peoplesworld.org/article/more-federal-ju…

Two US Park Police officers charged in 2017 killing of Virginia motorist Bijan Ghaisar
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
Virginia Commonwealth attorneys charged United States Park Police officers Lucas Vinyard and Alejandro Amaya in the fatal shooting.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/ghai…

COVID-19 pandemic surges in Turkey as government continues to hide data
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
The government is allowing the virus to spread, citing false data to refuse any demands for lock-downs and suppress growing anger and concern within the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/turk…

PSL solidarity with SEBUMI union federation & movement against anti-worker "Omnibus" law
Party for Socialism and Liberation | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-19
The Party for Socialism and Liberation extends our full support to our comrades in the SEBUMI union federation and the entire labor and progressive movement of Indonesia as they take to the streets against the anti-worker "omnibus" law. We are inspired by the Indonesian workers and students who have courageously engaged in mass demonstrations and …
liberationnews.org/psl-solidarity-with-s…

UAE: Sexual assault allegations cast shadow on 'Orwellian' Ministry of Tolerance
Alex MacDonald | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-19
UAE: Sexual assault allegations cast shadow on 'Orwellian' Ministry of Tolerance | Wife of former Emirati detainee says rape allegations further evidence of country's double standards on tolerance | Alex MacDonald | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 12: 02 | Emirati Minister of State for Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al-Nahyan (C) speaks to a nun during a Papal mass for an estimated 170,000 Catholics at the Zayed Sports C…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/uae-ministry-…

Nà£o haverá 'surpresa de outubro' contra o Irà£
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
Nenhuma "pressà£o máxima" cerebrada por Washington conseguiu embargar evento crucialmente importante nesse domingo: o fim do embargo à venda de armas ao Irà£, imposto pela ONU, nos termos da decisà£o do Conselho de Seguranàßa da ONU n. 2.231, que endossou …
globalresearch.ca/nao-havera-surpresa-de…

Engagement for environment
Farooque Chowdhury | mronline.org | 2020-10-19
ALL conscious citizens know the state of the Bangladesh environment. Bangladesh's courts of law regularly rule in favour of the environment.
mronline.org/2020/10/19/engagement-for-e…

Communist Party of the Philippines targets Chinese firms blacklisted by Washington
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
The leadership of the CPP explained it would be targeting Chinese firms in interviews with Radio Free Asia, an official organ of US government propaganda directed against China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/phil…

Guitarist Eddie Van Halen dead at age 65
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
Eddie Van Halen, the renowned electric guitarist with the popular rock band Van Halen, died in Santa Monica, California, at age 65 on Oct. 6.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/vanh…

COVID-19 infections soar in US
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
The massive spike in COVID-19 cases is an indication that the US ruling elite's policy of reopening businesses and schools is already resulting in the surge predicted by public health experts for the fall and winter.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/coro…

Cost-cutting and "visual appearance" main concerns for Grenfell Tower refurbishment
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
David Gibson, KCTMO former heard of capital investment, explained last Wednesday that all his discussions at the time had been about cost and appearance. "The discussions we were having were: what does it look like, is it acceptable for planners and what's the cost".
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/gren…

Pandemic to Trigger $4 Trillion Loss in Global Real GDP in 2020
Justinas Baltrusaitis | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
The coronavirus induced recession has plunged many countries into economic uncertainty as a result of the severe containment measures. As expected, the pandemic has triggered massive losses in different sectors of the economy which can be reflected in metrics like …
globalresearch.ca/pandemic-trigger-4-tri…

Eye on Civil Liberties: Where You Can Have an Impact in Elections Closer to Home
Ronald Newman | aclu.org | 2020-10-19
The intense focus on the presidential race can easily obscure policies that could have more of a direct impact on communities in both red and blue states, but they are no less important. Many voters don't engage with the electoral process because they don't think their votes make a difference or count for much. Down-ballot races are where voters can make a real impact in shaping policies and spark a broader public debate. , , The ACLU is nonpartisan, so our goal with down-ballot campaigns is to ensure that voters are educated about the potential consequences of an election, not to support specific candidates.
aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/eye-on-civ…

Edge of Sports: Trump's Wrath for Black Athletes
Dave Zirin | progressive.org | 2020-10-19
Trump's wrath for Black athletes contrasts sharply from his view of outspoken white figures in the sports world.
progressive.org/magazine/trump-wrath-bla…

German parents' associations protest against dangerous school openings
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
More and more workers and young people in Germany and Europe as a whole oppose the policy of herd immunity decreed by ruling circles, a policy that will result in the death of hundreds of thousands of people.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/pare…

Massive people's movement in Nigeria challenges elite SARS police unit
Sameena Rahman | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-19
Protests continue to take place across Nigeria after erupting earlier this month over incidents of extreme police brutality and corruption at the hands of the elite Nigerian police force, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The protests were initially sparked after widespread online outcry after a video published online showcased a SARS officer murdering a young man …
liberationnews.org/massive-peoples-movem…

Reframing America's Role in the World
Andrew Bacevich | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-19
The so-called Age of Trump is also an age of instantly forgotten bestselling books, especially ones purporting to provide the inside scoop on what goes on within Donald Trump's haphazard and continuously shifting orbit. With metronomic regularity, such gossipy volumes appear, make a splash, and almost as quickly vanish, leaving a mark no more lasting…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/19/reframing-am…

Ep112: The DNC's War on the Green Party and Traditional Versus New Media in an Election Year w/Peter Finch
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-10-19
On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon discuss the DNC's war on the Green Party and traditional versus new media in an election year…
projectcensored.org/ep112-the-dncs-war-o…

The Year of Disguises
Roger W. Koops | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
2020 is a year of disguises. Some examples include computer models/modelers disguised as "science/scientists," Tyrants/Dictators/Totalitarians disguised as "elected officials," propaganda machines disguised as "news sources," brainwashing disguised as "information," censorship disguised as "public health safeguard," panic and fear disguised as …
globalresearch.ca/year-disguises/5726997

The War on Cuba and Venezuela
Lee Schlenker | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-19
Why are Havana's food markets so empty? For the Cuban people, the U.S. War on Venezuela stands out as a clear culprit contributing to these daily frustrations and hardships.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/19/the-war-on-c…

EXCLUSIVE: Turkey to abandon some observation stations in Syria's Idlib
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-19
EXCLUSIVE: Turkey to abandon some observation stations in Syria's Idlib | Withdrawal comes as Russians hinder resupply efforts and Damascus stokes protests against Turkish presence | Ragip Soylu | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 08: 53 | A Syrian army soldier looks at a Turkish military observation post in al-Rashidin district, in Aleppo's southwestern countryside in January (AFP) | Turkey has decided to abandon some of its militar…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/syria-idlib-t…

Catholic Priest Is Sentenced to Time Served after 2018 Break-in at Nuclear Naval Base
Yonat Shimron | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
Since his arrest nearly three years ago on trespassing charges after invading a nuclear submarine base with six others as part of a symbolic nuclear disarmament action, the Rev. Stephen M. Kelly has been held in a Brunswick, Georgia, county …
globalresearch.ca/catholic-priest-senten…

Trump says US to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-19
Trump says US to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list | US president says transitional government agreed to pay $335m to 'US terror victims and families' | MEE staff | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 19: 51 | US President Donald Trump made the announcement over Twitter (AFP/File photo) | US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Washington will remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism after the countr…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/trump-us-suda…

" … They know not…"
Philip Farruggio | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-19
We who 'Know better' must push for the three things needed to reclaim our republic from this empire: Truth, Justice and Universal love, which encompasses forgiveness.
nationofchange.org/2020/10/19/they-know-…

Florida school bus driver dies from COVID-19 weeks before her planned retirement
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
The tragic October 9 death of 66-year old school bus driver Gail Brusseau in Florida has again exposed the homicidal campaign being waged against the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/flor…

Melting glaciers threaten catastrophic consequences for humanity
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
Global warming has already resulted in continual and worldwide loss of glacial ice, and the concurrent melting of the permafrost ground layer is approaching irreversibility.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/glac…

Battling repression, Chileans take to the streets to mark one year of protests
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-19
The demonstrations took place despite massive deployment of the Chilean police. Sunday's demonstrations were organized just a few days ahead of the upcoming constitutional referendum.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/19/battling-…

Reframing America's Role in the World
Andrew Bacevich | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-19
The so-called Age of Trump is also an age of instantly forgotten bestselling books, especially ones purporting to provide the inside scoop on what goes on within Donald Trump's haphazard and continuously shifting orbit. With metronomic regularity, such gossipy volumes appear, make a splash, and almost as quickly vanish, leaving a mark no more lasting…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/19/reframing-am…

To Beat COVID-19, We Must Dump Trump
Mark Anthony Espinoza | progressive.org | 2020-10-19
Everyone should have access to quality care, especially in the middle of a pandemic.
progressive.org/op-eds/to-beat-covid-we-…

Latest US poll stunt proves Uber, Lyft are their own worst political enemies
Steven Hill | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-19
Ride-hailing has been popular and seemingly has potential, but the public must insist that these companies not profit by shifting all the risk onto their workers and hurting the environment…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/19/latest-us…

Where Are the Borders of the State of Israel? Why Do They Refuse to Demarcate Them?
Majdi Khaldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
When you ask any Israeli government official or diplomat about the borders and map of the State of Israel, surely you will not get a clear answer. Successive Israeli governments, backed up by the Zionist movement worldwide, have ambitions to …
globalresearch.ca/where-borders-state-is…

UAE cabinet approves Israel normalisation deal
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-19
UAE cabinet approves Israel normalisation deal | First Emirati passenger flight lands at Tel Aviv as UAE government approves establishing relations | MEE and agencies | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 14: 45 | UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan (L) and his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi are pictured before their historic meeting in Berlin, 6 October (AFP) | The Emirati cabinet has approved an agr…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/uae-cabinet-a…

Women marchers declare: 'Time to finish what we started' against Trump
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-19
WASHINGTON–One big electronic sign, rented by Planned Parenthood, said it all as tens of thousands of women–and male allies–paraded down Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown D.C., denouncing anti-woman, anti-worker GOP President Donald Trump. "Time to finish what we started," it flashed, after two rotating messages reminding people to wear their masks and keep social distancing, due …
peoplesworld.org/article/women-marchers-…

COVID-19 economic crisis snapshot
Martin Hart-Landsberg | mronline.org | 2020-10-19
Workers in the United States are in the midst of a punishing COVID-19 economic crisis.
mronline.org/2020/10/19/covid-19-economi…

What's behind the conflict in Caucasus, Central Asia?
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-19
Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the developments in Kyrgyzstan and Nagorno Karabakh and examines the geo-political issues involved. He looks at the strategy of western powers to destabilize the region and the response of countries like Russia and China.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/19/whats-beh…

Tennessee educator dies of COVID-19 after governor touts "strong safety measures" in schools
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
Fifty-three-year old Susan Keener, an educational assistant at Walter Hill Elementary School in Rutherford County, Tennessee, died after being placed on a ventilator due to the contraction of COVID-19 in August.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/keen…

Brazilian nurse speaks out against closure of COVID hospital and firing of 300 employees
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
The workers of the Castanhal Regional Hospital carried out a protest last Thursday demanding their jobs back and the payment of overdue salaries.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/braz…

Iraq's PM pledges increased security following murder of Sunnis in Salahuddin
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-19
Iraq's PM pledges increased security following murder of Sunnis in Salahuddin | No group has claimed responsibility but locals and politicians blamed Shia militia groups who control much of the security in area | MEE staff | Mon, 10/19/2020 – 14: 56 | Sunni Muslim men pray over the bodies of eight out of 12 fellow Iraqis who were reportedly kidnapped on 17 October (AFP) | Iraq's prime minister has pledged to step up secur…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/iraq-prime-mi…

May 2020, May 1968
Adolf Alzuphar | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-19
In May 2020, George Floyd was murdered. Brutally. Without remorse. Since then this country has shown itself: in the streets, in its writing, etc. An "I am", an American metaphysics has even emerged: a refusal to be anything else but one who seeks justice. We are living in a concerning but insurrectionary age, an age…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/19/may-2020-may…

Patients before profits: Connecticut Backus Hospital nurses' strike wins tentative contract
Gil Netter | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-19
NORWICH, Conn.–Three days after over 400 unionized nurses at Backus Hospital carried out a two-day strike, a tentative four-year contract was reached with the nurses gaining improvements in staffing levels and wages. The Oct. 13-15 strike was protesting unfair labor practices by Hartford HealthCare bosses, which included intimidating and threatening nurses for union activities and …
peoplesworld.org/article/patients-before…

Workers' Party of Belgium demands measures to combat worsening COVID-19 crisis
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-19
Amid a steep rise in COVID-19 cases and the subsequent impact on workers' livelihoods, the Workers' Party of Belgium has demanded that incomes be protected and the rich be taxed…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/19/workers-p…

Trump escalates threats of violence and dictatorship
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
In the state where his far-right supporters plotted the assassination of the governor, Trump renewed his appeals to violence and denunciations of socialism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/pers…

I'm an 18-Year-Old Black Girl from Wisconsin. I Want My First Vote to Mean Something
Tziah McNair | progressive.org | 2020-10-19
As a first-time voter, I'm casting my ballot on behalf of those who cannot.
progressive.org/dispatches/first-vote-me…

As safety protocols vanish, Fiat Chrysler advises workers "protect your pets from COVID"
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
Management advises workers to protect their pets from COVID-19 as it junks safety measures.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/auto…

Democrats flirt with 'systemic change' as right-wingers get it done–smashing and trashing at will
Robert S. Becker | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-19
When demagoguery scorns simply counting votes, the range of disruption is inexhaustible — that's where countries go to die.
nationofchange.org/2020/10/19/democrats-…

Abbie Hoffman: the Man at Gate 5
Lawrence Reichard | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-19
Netflix has a new film out entitled "The Trial of The Chicago 7." It's quite good, and it reminded me of one of my childhood heroes, Abbie Hoffman, and an odd little encounter I had at Logan airport in Boston in the early seventies. Abbie Hoffman was a co-founder of the Youth International Party –…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/19/abbie-hoffma…

The Detroit triple murder: What the media doesn't say
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
The brutal murders of six-year-old Tai'raz Moore and two other victims in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan shocked residents throughout the metropolitan area.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/detr…

Thai police to probe four media outlets as protests continue
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-19
Thailand's police announced a probe into four media outlets covering the ongoing anti-government protests on Monday, October 19. The probe was sanctioned in an order published on Friday and announced earlier today. The probe, sanctioned by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, will be conducted against four media outlets — Prachatai, The Reporters, Voice TV and The Standard — along with an online pro-protest page 'Free YOUTH'. | The order will also include a probe into more than 300,000 URLs on social media and other digital platforms that the police have identified to be in violation of Thai law…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/19/thai-poli…

Macron promotes anti-Muslim "free speech" hypocrisy after terrorist killing
wsws.org | 2020-10-19
Less than 48 hours after the murder of a teacher near Paris on Friday, the political establishment launched a campaign for "national unity" behind anti-Muslim laws.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/19/fran…

People Need to Reclaim the Internet
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-19
No matter how much you dislike Trump, only a fool can fail to see the implications for public access to information of the massive suppression on the internet of the Hunter Biden leaks. | This blog has been suffering a ratcheting …
globalresearch.ca/people-need-reclaim-in…

US charges six Russian 'intelligence agents' with hacking Ukraine, Georgia, France and 2018 Olympics
rt.com | 2020-10-19
The US Justice Department has announced charges against six alleged officers of Russian military intelligence, accusing them of cyber attacks against Georgia, France, the UK, the OPCW, Ukraine and the 2018 Winter Olympics. | A grand jury in Pennsylvania indicted the six men for "conspiracy, computer hacking, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and false registration of a domain name," the DOJ announced on Monday, describing them as officers in Unit 74455 of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU. | The indictment identifies them as Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel…
rt.com/usa/503953-six-russians-indicted-…

Wikipedia says Hunter Biden scandal 'DEBUNKED', as editing war rages & new page emerges calling it a 'conspiracy'
rt.com | 2020-10-19
Allegations of corruption against ex-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter have apparently been "debunked" and are merely a "conspiracy theory" according to Wikipedia, where editors are battling over the terms. | Hunter Biden was the subject of an explosive report last week as the New York Post published emails alleging that he involved his father in dodgy business dealings in Ukraine and China. | While the story is still unfolding, the Wikipedia page for Hunter Biden simply states that "he and…
rt.com/usa/503926-hunter-biden-debunked-…

DNI Ratcliffe says 'NO EVIDENCE' of Russian interference in Hunter Biden scandal, accuses Schiff of 'politicizing intelligence'
rt.com | 2020-10-19
US Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has refuted claims that alleged emails detailing Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine and China when his father was VP are part of a Russian election interference effort. | "Hunter Biden's laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign," Ratcliffe said during a Monday interview on Fox Business. "The intelligence community doesn't believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that," he added. | Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe blasts Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff for leveraging a political narrative. | "Hunter Biden…
rt.com/usa/503927-hunter-biden-russia-ev…

Man 'eats a heart' over burning US flag as anti-Trump protesters face off with the president's supporters in Boston (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-10-19
Clashes erupted on Sunday in Boston as pro- and anti-Trump protesters faced off. Anti-Trumpers were filmed burning the US flag, Trump effigies, and MAGA hats, while calling for the president to be removed from office. | Two competing rallies were held, totaling roughly 1,000 people between them, in Boston's Copley Square on Sunday. | The 'Peaceful Protest Against Democrat Violence' was organized by the Super Happy Fun America group, the same group responsible for the controversial Straight Pride Parade in 2019. | The gro…
rt.com/usa/503890-burnt-flag-eaten-heart…

7.5 magnitude earthquake hits off Alaska coast, triggering tsunami warning
rt.com | 2020-10-19
A strong 7.5 magnitude quake has struck south of Alaska, according to the US Geological Survey, prompting a tsunami alert in the area. | The quake was registered some 55 miles (90km) south of Sand Point, Alaska on Monday, at a depth of nearly 25 miles (40km). The National Weather Service announced a tsunami warning for residents in South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula soon after…
rt.com/usa/503959-alaska-quake-tsunamil-…

'I believed I was not visible': CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin suspended by New Yorker for allegedly showing penis on Zoom call
rt.com | 2020-10-19
Jeffrey Toobin, reporter for the New Yorker, has reportedly been suspended for the "embarrassingly stupid mistake" of exposing his genitals on a Zoom call with co-workers. The matter is being investigated by the paper. | The incident occurred last week, according to a report from Vice, during a call between New Yorker employees and WNCY radio. | The New Yorker confirmed the matter is being investigated and Toobin has been suspended. | Toobin said in a statement that he thought he was "off-camera" and "no one on the Zoom call could see me." | "I thought I had muted the Zoom video," he told Vice's Motherboard. H…
rt.com/usa/503946-jeffrey-toobin-suspend…

'Are you kidding me?' Final presidential debate will NOT feature foreign policy among topics in wake of Hunter Biden scandal
rt.com | 2020-10-19
The final debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden will not include foreign policy as a topic, a decision for which the president's campaign has slammed the commission, especially after the recent Hunter Biden allegations. | "Good morning to everyone except Presidential Debate Commission members who changed focus of final debate away from foreign policy," the Trump campaign's senior adviser Jason Miller tweeted on Monday morning. | Miller theorized the topics were steered away from foreign policy "so Joe Biden wouldn't have to answer to being compromised by the Chinese Communist Party, supporting endless wars…
rt.com/usa/503931-trump-biden-debate-for…

Man threatens to jump from Trump Tower Chicago 'unless allowed to speak with President Trump'
rt.com | 2020-10-19
A man has scaled the Trump Tower in Chicago, allegedly demanding to speak with the president and threatening to cut his rope and jump if not allowed to get his "message" out. | Multiple videos and photos shared on social media show a man dangling on a rope around the 16th floor of the 98-story Trump Tower in Chicago on Sunday night. | Situation at the Chicago Trump tower. Man dangling on rope off balcony. Unknown intentions. Police/Fire rescue on scene. | . @WGNTV @ChicagoBreaking
rt.com/usa/503873-trump-tower-chicago-ma…

New York Governor Cuomo goes 'full anti-vaxxer' on Covid-19 vaccine, says people should be 'very skeptical'
rt.com | 2020-10-19
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the latest Democrat to cast doubt on a potential Covid-19 vaccine, saying he is "not that confidant" in the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). | In a Monday morning interview with ABC's 'Good Morning America', Cuomo claimed the CDC and FDA "don't have any credibility" while President Donald Trump is in office and the public should be "very skeptical" of any vaccine pushed out. | "I'm not that confident, but my opinion doesn't matter. I don't believe the American people are that confident," the governor said. "I think it's going to be a…
rt.com/usa/503941-cuomo-covid-vaccine-fd…

Actress Francia Raisa claims she 'could have died' after being 'boxed in' by Trump caravan on California freeway (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-10-19
Actress Francia Raisa has claimed that she was intimidated by a caravan of Trump supporters, subjected to verbal abuse and "boxed in" on a freeway in California as she attempted to flee. | The 32-year-old actress claims she "almost crashed" as she was taunted and mocked by Trump supporters who were parading along California's 405 freeway on Sunday as the US president touched down for a fundraiser event in Southern California. | She explained her alleged ordeal in a tearful, expletive-laden video posted to her Instagram stories. | As the world agonizes over whether she is in the passenger seat or using the fron…
rt.com/usa/503895-francia-raisa-surround…

'Bad arm!' Trump blasts 'disaster' Fauci in campaign call, slams doctor's baseball pitching
rt.com | 2020-10-19
After Dr. Anthony Fauci gave an interview in which he claimed the White House was controlling his media appearances, the president lashed out at him, even taking to comparing how each of them throws a baseball. | "Dr.Tony Fauci says we don't allow him to do television, and yet I saw him last night on @60Minutes," Trump tweeted on Monday, referencing the interview where Fauci made his claims about being limited in who he can talk to. | "He seems to get more airtime than anybody since the late, great, Bob Hope," the president added, referencing the late comedian known for his near-constant rotation on television…
rt.com/usa/503958-trump-fauci-first-pitc…

COVID-19 vaccine: UNICEF to stockpile more than half a billion syringes by year's end
news.un.org | 2020-10-19
With countries and pharmaceutical companies around the world gearing up to distribute COVID-19 vaccines following trials, the UN Children's Fund UNICEF has begun laying the groundwork for the rapid, safe and efficient delivery by buying and pre-positioning syringes and other necessary equipment.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

'Biocups', electric motorcycle taxis and recycling 500 billion bottles for a sustainable Thailand: a UN Resident Coordinator blog
news.un.org | 2020-10-19
The private sector in Thailand has a key role to play in helping the south-east Asian country to reach poverty reduction and sustainable development goals agreed by the international community. In this blog, Gita Sabharwal, the UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand and the Chairperson of the UN Global Compact Network Thailand, Suphachai Chearavanont, explain how, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, progress is being made towards the goals.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

Focus on fundamentals as COVID-19 caseloads rise: WHO
news.un.org | 2020-10-19
As COVID-19 cases continue to accelerate, particularly in Europe and North America, the World Health Organization (WHO) is advising governments and people everywhere not to let their guard down, for the benefit of those hospitalized, or working on the front line of the battle to end the pandemic.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

Dangers of Military Confrontation Between the United States and China Around Taiwan and in the South China Sea
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-19
Over the past two years, the United States has dramatically increased the number of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and destroyers sent into the South China Sea as a freedom of navigation show of force missions to remind the Chinese government that the U.S. considers the Western Pacific and the South China Sea as a part of the oceans of America and its allies.
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/19/da…

Young Workers Hit Hard by the COVID-19 Economy
Elise Gould | zcomm.org | 2020-10-19
Workers ages 16–24 face high unemployment and an uncertain future…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/young-workers-hit-…

Waiting for a Vaccine and the Collaborative Research Alternative
Dean Baker | zcomm.org | 2020-10-19
As a result of this failed leadership, we may be waiting months longer than necessary for our lives to get back to normal…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/waiting-for-a-vacc…

Frontline workers and Covid-19: a carer's account
Ndella Diouf Paye | zcomm.org | 2020-10-19
Ndella Diouf Paye writes about her experiences working as a carer for a private company…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/frontline-workers-…

Reframing America's Role in the World
Andrew J. Bacevich | zcomm.org | 2020-10-19
The Specter of Isolationism…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/reframing-americas…

The Long Tail of Voter Suppression
Michael Barajas | zcomm.org | 2020-10-19
As the growing number of Black and Latinx voters threaten the GOP's stranglehold on power, attempts to limit safe voting options during the pandemic reveal a deeper sickness in Texas politics…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-long-tail-of-v…

Abbie Hoffman: the Man at Gate 5
Lawrence Reichard | zcomm.org | 2020-10-19
But Abbie Hoffman wasn't just an activist. He was a political prankster and a showman, and he was one of my childhood heroes. Hoffman took his politics seriously, but he also believed in having fun, and I liked that combination.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/abbie-hoffman-the-…

The US Chose Endless War Over Pandemic Preparedness. Now We See the Effects
David Vine | zcomm.org | 2020-10-19
While other wealthy nations have built social welfare states, U.S. politicians and elites have invested in a state dedicated above all to waging war and to preparations for waging war.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-us-chose-endle…

Young Workers Hit Hard By The COVID-19 Economy
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-19
Across the United States, millions of workers of all ages suffered job losses in the coronavirus-driven recession, but the economic impact on young workers has been even more intense. Not only have many young people in this country faced the harsh reality of returning to school without in-person classes at their colleges and high schools, the job prospects for those seeking employment have been particularly bleak. Historically, young people are disproportionately disadvantaged in many ways during economic downturns, but this recession has been particularly acute given the sectors of the economy that were hit the…
popularresistance.org/young-workers-hit-…

A Milestone For South African Shack Dwellers Movement
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-19
The shack dwellers' movement of South Africa marked 15 years of struggle for land, housing and dignity on October 4. It held a seminar, Sifike kanjani la? (How did we get to where we are?) and, the following day, relaunched the eKhenana branch of the movement. | The celebration of the 15th anniversary of the formation of AbM was held at the eKhenana Occupation in Cato Manor, Durban. This occupation has an office, a farm, a recreation center and a political school, which is called The Frantz Fanon Political School. The first seeds for the farm were received from the MST (Landless Workers Movement) in Brazil.
popularresistance.org/a-milestone-for-so…

COVID-19: The Case Against Herd Immunity
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-19
The elderly have comprised the vast majority of Covid-19 fatalities in Sweden, either dying in care homes or their own residence, often alone. | By mid-May 2020, only 13 percent of the care home victims had received treatment at Swedish hospitals. In August 2020, only five percent of the Covid-19 patients admitted for treatment at Swedish hospitals came from care home facilities. | Sweden has by far the highest proportion of deaths among confirmed Corona cases in the Nordic countries. Let's look into the possible reasons.
popularresistance.org/covid-19-the-case-…

Embracing The Gifts Of Conflict For Social Change
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-19
As a collective, we are living in unprecedented times. The triple pandemic of COVID-19, white supremacy, and capitalist-driven climate crisis has intensified survival fears and made the structural oppression we are living under more palpable and unbearable. We are coming face to face with the fact of our interdependence, and the stakes are high. Either we as a species learn to live well with each other and the earth now, or die trying. | As so many wise souls are reminding us, our liberation is bound together, and we need each other, now, more than ever.
popularresistance.org/embracing-the-gift…

With COVID-19 Resurgence, Nurses Speak Out About Unsafe Conditions
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-19
New York, NY– Nurses from Albany Medical Center gathered in front of the hospital to highlight conditions that may threaten nurse and patient safety, as the region prepares for a second surge of COVID-19. In the Capital District, newly identified COVID-19 cases have been trending upward since August, and in late September, spiked to their highest rate since July. | After 7 months of the COVID pandemic, nurses are speaking out about the continued lack of preparations and safety protocols at Albany Med.
popularresistance.org/with-covid-19-resu…

Manu Koenig and Trail Now PAC Apologize for Anti-Semitic Cartoons Featuring John Leopold
Linda Pierce, Santa Cruz News Group | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
Manu Koenig, candidate for Santa Cruz County Supervisor in District 1, has apologized to the Jewish community following the public outcry over the publication of a series of cartoon caricatures considered to be anti-Semitic of his opponent incumbent Supervisor John Leopold, who is Jewish. In an email interview conducted on October 16, Manu Koenig stated: "I was so horrified to realize that the cartoon we had used in our campaign ad about the rail corridor could be considered anti-Semitic. That was not our intention but I now understand how it could be perceived that way given the catalogue of the artists' work. W…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/17/1883762…

Tuesday 10/20: Rally To Oppose Oakland's Encampment Management Policy
The United Front Against Displacement | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
In front of Oakland City Hall, Oakland California…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/18/1883768…

Saturday 10/24: Meetup: Stories from the Community
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
Online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/19/1883770…

Sunday 10/25: Virtual 26th Annual El Día de los Muertos w/ Oakland Museum of California
Oakland Museum of California | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
Online celebration (FREE)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/17/1883761…

Thursday 10/22: Saving Life on Earth: Illegal Wildlife Trade & the Extinction Crisis of Africa's Wildlife
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
Online via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/18/1883767…

Thursday 10/22: Immigration, Equal Protection, and the Promise of Racial Justice (Day 1)
NAACP LDF & CHRGJ NYU | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
Virtual conference (FREE)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/17/1883765…

Friday 10/23: Anthea Butler on Scholars and Activism
Revolution Books | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
Revolution Books 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/18/1883768…

Sunday 10/25: Mass Public Assembly to Protest & Demand: Trump/Pence Out Now!
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
Civic Center Plaza, Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/19/1883770…

Tuesday 10/20: Secrets don't make friends: mastering Freedom of Information requests
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
Online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/19/1883770…

Friday 10/23: Immigration, Equal Protection, and the Promise of Racial Justice (Day 2)
NAACP LDF & CHRGJ NYU | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
Virtual conference (FREE)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/17/1883765…

Tuesday 10/20: "Surviving Autocracy": Jounalist Masha Gessen on the Destruction of America Under Trump
Haymarket Books | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/19/1883769…

Report Card On SF Community College Board Of Trustees
HEAT | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
San Francisco City College HEAT and The SF City College Collective have issued a Report Card on the San Francisco City College Board of Directors…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/18/1883768…

Tuesday 10/20: Digital Town hall: How the Amy Coney Barrett SCOTUS Nomination Threatens Ours Rights
PFAWP | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/18/1883767…

Saturday 10/24: Your Vote, Your World: #GOTV Virtual Rally for Climate, Racial, & Social Justice
Climate Reality Project and partners | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/19/1883770…

Curtis Reliford – Santa Cruz Peace Train
John Malkin | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
Santa Cruz activist Curtis Reliford discusses being attacked recently and his efforts to continue providing clothes and other materials to those in need across the USA.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/17/1883761…

Women March in SF for Rights and to Protest Trump
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
Women protest in cities throughout US…
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Wednesday 10/21: Holding Court: Democracy Under Attack, the Role of SCOTUS, & the 2020 Election
Alliance for Justice | indybay.org | 2020-10-19
Online via Zoom…
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The FBI, Militias, Truth and Comey's Legacy
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-19
Chris FARRELL | Is it possible that the militia story [about planning to kidnap the governor of Michigan] is another contrived, anti-Trump, smear job by elements within the FBI? | Current FBI Director Christopher Wray hardly engenders confidence as a strong leader bent on cleaning house and reforming a corrupt agency that attempted a soft coup against the presidency. Wray is all about damage control and institutional preservation. When it comes to honesty, Wray does not have a tough act to follow. | The FBI's reputation has been destroyed through blatant politicization. Here are the corrupt political police: Come…
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The Two Undersides to Geo-Politics
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-19
At the explicit level, today's geo-political struggle is about the U.S. maintaining its primacy of power — with financial power being a subset to this political power. Carl Schmitt, whose thoughts had such influence on Leo Strauss and U.S. thinking generally, advocated that those who have power should 'use it, or lose it'. The prime object of politics therefore being to preserve one's 'social existence'. | But at the underside, Tech de-coupling from China is one implicit aspect to such a strategy (camouflaged beneath the catch-phrase of recovering 'stolen' U.S. jobs and intellectual property): The prize tha…
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Two Deep Mysteries of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-19
Eric S. MARGOLIS | Forty-seven years ago, Egypt and Syria launched a massive surprise attack on Israeli forces dug into fortifications along the Suez Canal and Golan Heights. The 'limited' Arab objective was to recapture both strategic areas that had been seized from the two Arab states in Israel's victorious 1967 War. | Re-armed with modern — but by no means top drawer — Soviet weapons, Egypt and Syria sought to drive the Israelis back, then wait for the great powers to impose a truce. It was a badly flawed strategy, which assured the heavily armed Israelis would control the military initiative with…
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Treason in America: An Overview of the FBI, CIA and Matters of 'National Security'
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-19
"Treason doth never prosper; what is the reason? Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason." | — Sir John Harrington. | As Shakespeare would state in his play Hamlet, "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark," like a fish that rots from head to tail, so do corrupt government systems rot from top to bottom. | This is a reference to the ruling system of Denmark and not just the foul murder that King Claudius has committed against his brother, Hamlet's father. This is showcased in the play by reference to the economy of Denmark being in a state of shambles and that the Danish people are ready to revolt…
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Iran records highest coronavirus daily death toll again
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-19
TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran hit a high record on Monday as 337 new deaths were registered over the past 24 hours, the highest since the virus outbreak in the country.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164906/Iran-records…

Joint Police Morning Ceremony held on Police Week
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-19
TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — On the occasion of Police Week, a Joint Morning Ceremony of Law Enforcement Forces (Police) was held in Tehran on Monday.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/164897/Joint-Polic…

US trying to abuse Afghan peace talks for electoral goals
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-19
TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that US President Donald Trump is trying to abuse the Intra-Afghan peace talks to reach his presidential election goals.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164904/US-trying-to…

Presser of Passive Defense Organization's chief
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-19
TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Head of Iran's Passive Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali held a presser on Monday on the occasion of Passive Defense Week.
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Zarif confers on crashed airliner with Ukrainian officials
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-19
TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed hope that negotiations on the Ukrainian plane will be successful.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164920/Zarif-confer…

Dubai-Lengeh Port ferry route resumes operation
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-19
TEHRNA, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The ferry route between Lengeh Port in Iran's Hormozgan province and Dubai has resumed operation, after eight months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164896/Dubai-Lengeh…

Russia's policy not determined by US threats: Ulyanov
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-19
TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — In reaction to the US threat in the event of any arms deal with Iran, Russian senior diplomat said that Washington's threats are not determining Moscow's policy.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164893/Russia-s-pol…

Envoy submits credentials to president of Equatorial Guinea
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-19
TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — The accredited ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Equatorial Guinea submitted his credentials to the country's president.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164918/Envoy-submit…

Iranian short film 'Weekend' wins at 3 intl. film festivals
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-19
TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The Iranian short film 'Weekend' has been awarded from three international film festivals.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164911/Iranian-shor…

CBI to use Repurchase Agreement (Repo) for 1st time
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-19
TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — In line with the approvals of the Government Economic Coordination Headquarters to develop "open market operations", the CBI is to use the Repurchase Agreement (Repo) for the first time in its history.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164917/CBI-to-use-R…

Iran-Syria keen of development of trade transactions
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-19
TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — In a Monday meeting with the Syrian envoy to Tehran, the ICIAMA head said the implementation of the free trade agreement between Iran and Syria will bring good days in mutual trade, which is what the two countries want.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164913/Iran-Syria-k…

Police seize over 2 ton of illicit drug in S Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-19
TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The deputy police chief of Sistan and Baluchestan announced over the seizure of a total of 2 tons and 214,327 kg of various drugs during 2 separate operations in the cities of Saravan, Sib, and Soran in Sistan and Baluchestan.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164894/Police-seize…

Enemy not to give up malicious goals against Iran: Sayyari
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-19
TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army said that enemy will not give up its malicious goals hatched against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164919/Enemy-not-to…

Virtual panel on Iran-Serbia Coproduction Held at 33rd ICFF
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-19
TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The first virtual panel about Iran-Serbia cinematic coproduction was held with Miroljub Vuckovic and Mirko Bojovic from Serbia and Ali Mosaffa and Ra'ed Faridzadeh from Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164877/Virtual-pane…

Lifting Iran arms embargo, result of JCPOA efficiency: China
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-19
TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said that lifting Iran's arms embargo is the result of efficiency of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
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US imposes sanctions on Chinese companies over Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-19
TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The US has imposed Iran-related sanctions on five Hong-Kong shipping companies, one Australian entity, and one Chinese investment group.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164923/US-imposes-s…