2019-09-01: News Headlines

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-02). US Dirty Hands All Over Hong Kong Violence and Chaos? globalresearch.ca The UN Charter and other international laws are clear and unequivocal. | No nation may legally interfere in the internal affairs of others for any reasons at any time — except in self-defense if attacked. | The US hasn't been attacked by …

Julia Conley (2019-09-02). Tipping Point: UN Biodiversity Chief Warns Burning of Amazon Could Lead to 'Cascading Collapse of Natural Systems'. globalresearch.ca Unless world governments, consumers, and businesses all work together to address the root causes of the current burning of the Amazon rain forest, the Arctic, and forests in the Congo and Angola, the planet will continue careening …

Lorenzo Carrasco (2019-09-02). Amazon, after Greenland? globalresearch.ca Even Americans who learned about the doctrines of "exceptionalism" and "Manifest Destiny", and are associated to the country's higher decision circles were surprised with President Donald Trump's declaration about his intention to buy Greenland, the world's largest island, and …

Rossen Vassilev Jr. (2019-09-02). Sen. Bernie Sanders: "Our Prison System Must Change!" For-profit Private Prisons. globalresearch.ca On August 18, Senator Bernie Sanders, a leading 2020 presidential candidate, unveiled a sweeping criminal-justice reform initiative that aims to cut the unprecedentedly huge U.S. prison population in half, end all mandatory minimum sentences, and root out unabashed corporate …

Kevin Zeese (2019-09-02). Linking Popular Movements and Unions Is a Winning Strategy for Workers. globalresearch.ca After years of declining power and stagnant wages, workers in the United States are awakening, striking and demanding more rights. A Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows the number of striking workers is the highest since 1986. In 2018, 485,000 …

Tom Luongo (2019-09-02). One Last Ceasefire before Oblivion for Jihadists in Syria. globalresearch.ca The battle to reclaim Syria moved forward this week. Syrian Arab Army forces reclaimed the town of Khan Sheikoun last week prompting a flurry of moves by all involved, most notably Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Erdogan was in …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-09-02). Israeli Border Provocation Moves Plan for Regional War Forward. globalresearch.ca Israel has bombed both Syria and Iraq with impunity. Syria, over the last couple of years, has endured attacks by Israel hundreds of times. In July, the IDF, using US-produced F-35i stealth fighter jets, attacked targets inside Iraq. | From Al-Jazeera

Padraig McGrath (2019-09-02). For Denuclearization and Non-proliferation, We Need a "Pax Russica-Sinica" globalresearch.ca On August 29th, Kazakhstan's first president Nursultan Nazarbayev called for the construction of new global nuclear-arms-control infrastructure. While addressing the awards ceremony for the Nazarbayev Prize for a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World and Global Security, he stated: | "There is a need to …

Carla Stea (2019-09-02). United States Withdraws from INF Treaty, Torpedoing Global Arms-Control Structure. globalresearch.ca Ambassador Matjila, South Africa: | "It is indeed deeply troubling that a long-established arms control instrument such as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty has unraveled, placing not only the region of Europe but the whole world at risk of a …

Pepe Escobar (2019-09-02). BRICS Was Created as a Tool of Attack: Lula. globalresearch.ca In a wide-ranging, two-hour-plus, exclusive interview from a prison room in Curitiba in southern Brazil, former Brazilian president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva re-emerged for the first time, after more than 500 days in jail, and sent a clear message …

A.M.A Television (2019-09-02). Video: Israeli State Sponsored Torture of Young Non-Jewish Children. globalresearch.ca Israeli State Sponsored Torture of Young non-Jewish children, an Australian documentary film. | This documentary film is laying bare what the Israeli supporting media always tries to cover up. There are a lot of upsetting scenes in this film so viewer …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-09-02). Labor Day 2019: Surveys Show Wages Not Rising & Jobs 500,000 Fewer. globalresearch.ca What's the condition of the US working class on this Labor Day 2019? Wages and Jobs are of course the best indicators of that condition. So let's look at wages and jobs today in America today. | What we see is …

Renee Parsons (2019-09-02). A Weapons-grade Millimeter Wave Radiation: 5G's Role and Its Trans-human Agenda. globalresearch.ca The telecom industry's pr campaign describes 5G as the next generation of 'ultra fast wireless technology that has the potential to connect everything from smart phones to self driving cars to virtual worlds" as if the added amenities will make …

F. William Engdahl (2019-09-02). Is the Fed Preparing to Topple US Dollar? globalresearch.ca Unusual remarks and actions by the outgoing head of the Bank of England and other central banking insiders strongly suggest that there is a very ugly scenario in the works to end the role of the US dollar as world …

Craig Murray (2019-09-02). The Queen's Active Role in Britain's Right Wing Coup. globalresearch.ca Our obsequious media is actively perpetuating the myth that the monarch can do no wrong, and is apolitical. In fact the monarchy has been active and absolutely central to the seizure of power from the Westminster parliament in a right …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-09-02). Israel Is Hiding Its Soldiers and Hezbollah Is Winning Without Firing a Shot — So Far. globalresearch.ca The Israeli army was well able to hide its soldiers along the Lebanese-Israeli border. Hezbollah defeated the Israeli army without firing a shot by forcing the army to disappear and leave puppets behind in its military vehicles. That is to …

Telesur (2019-09-02). "Stop the Coup, Defend Democracy", Thousands Shout in the UK. "Another Europe is Possible" globalresearch.ca In response to the "Stop the Coup" call made by the "Another Europe is Possible" movement, thousands of people took to the streets in London, Manchester, Oxford, Glasgow, Birmingham, Brighton, Swansea, Bristol, Liverpool and other cities to reject the five-weeks

RT (2019-09-01). Odessa police refuse to name mass shooter, but issues of fame and race still play in the media. rt.com Police in Texas are refusing to name the gunman responsible for killing seven people at a traffic stop in Odessa. However, seemingly everyone covering the story has their own subtle agenda at play. | A rifle-toting gunman killed seven people and injured more than 20 otherson Saturday. After blasting state troopers at a traffic stop, the murderer indiscriminately fired on passers by from the window of his pickup truck, before he was killed in a shootout with police. | Although the gunman was initially identified by media outlets as 36-year-old Seth Ator, Odessa police chief Michael Gerke said at a press confere…

teleSUR (2019-09-01). Bernie Sanders Condemns India's Action in Occupied Kashmir. telesurenglish.net United States Senator Bernie Sanders Saturday condemned India's action on Occupied Kashmir at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention. | RELATED: | Kashmir Under Seige: Is India Using Israel's Colonial Playbook in Kashmir? | The Democratic Presidential hopeful said that he was "deeply concer…

Staff (2019-09-01). West Texas Mass Shooting Provokes Fresh Calls for Stricter Gun Laws. truthout.org | | Gun control advocates and Democratic politicians swiftly demanded that Congress take action after at least seven people were killed and several more were injured in a mass shooting in Texas Saturday. | As the details of the shooting began to emerge, Ernest Coverson, campaign manager of Amnesty International USA's End Gun Violence campaign, said in a statement late Saturday, "

teleSUR (2019-09-01). Far-Right Populism in EU Recalls Eve of WW2, London Mayor Warns. telesurenglish.net Europe is starting to resemble the situation on the eve of World War Two, with leaders using divisive language to win popularity and spread hatred against minorities, London Mayor Sadiq Khan warned Sunday. | RELATED: | Far-Right Israeli Lawmakers: A Palestinian State Is Worse than BDS | "Are we living through times now similar to the 1930s? Because if you look at the 1930s, what happened – the rise of charismatic leaders using the power of hatred to divide commun…

Aaron Maté (2019-09-01). Max Blumenthal on the US legacy in Honduras: migrant crisis, political murders, narco-President. thegrayzone.com Back from Honduras, The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal discusses the impact of US meddling over the last decade: a narco-President, Juan…

teleSUR (2019-09-01). Israel, Hezbollah Exchange Fire in Lebanon As Tensions Escalate. telesurenglish.net Following days of surging tensions, violent clashes took place Sunday at the border between Israel and southern Lebanon as the former exchanged fire with the Hezbollah Movement. | RELATED: | US Sanctions Lebanese Bank for Financial Ties With Hezbollah | Israeli forces said they fired into southern Lebanon as retaliation to several anti-tank missiles sent by Hezbollah to an army base and a military ambulance. The Israeli army said the missiles hit several targets in the Israeli bord…

teleSUR (2019-09-01). Santrich Accuses Colombian President Ivan Duque of Treason. telesurenglish.net Jesus Santrich, the leader of the FARC party slammed Colombian President Ivan Duque for betraying the Peace Accords signed in 2016. | RELATED: | Colombia: FARC Breaks with Peace Accord's JEP, Truth System | Santrich, or Seuxis Pausias Hernandez Solarte, wrote a new statement on behalf of the dissidents of the demobilized insurgent group FARC-EP, now converted into a Common Revolution…

Fight Back (2019-09-01). FRSO delegation attends President Maduro's speech to international trade unionists. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – President Nicolás Maduro spoke to labor delegates from 25 countries August 31. They were gathered at the 1st International Meeting of Workers in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, its Government and its People. The conference consists of labor union delegations from nearly all of Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, Jared Hamil and Gabriella Killpack, trade unionists and members of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), are participating. | "No más Trump!" rang out as the trade unionists waited at the union assembly. Then Francisco Torrealba, president of…

Staff (2019-09-01). FBI Tracking of Bob Dylan and Suze Rotolo Foreshadowed Future Abuses. truthout.org | | When neo-fascist "Proud Boys" rallied in Portland, Oregon, on August 17 and were confronted by an array of leftist protesters, Donald Trump weighed in with the tweet, "Major consideration is being given to namin…

RT (2019-09-01). Recession incoming? Lee Camp tears apart Trump's boasts about volatile US economy. rt.com Donald Trump insists that the US economy is booming, but there are warning signs that we're heading towards a recession, Lee Camp argues, blaming the country's elite for setting the stage for another financial meltdown. | The US president has pointed to a robust stock market and low unemployment as evidence of a bright economic outlook for America. The reality, however, is far less rosy, the host of Redacted Tonight said. He noted that the Dow Jones has been extremely shaky, losing over 1,000 points over the past month. The American comedian also cited data showing that historically, recessions are preceded by…

Ed Sykes (2019-09-01). As Swinson goes MIA, Corbyn proves he's Leader of the Opposition in both name and nature. thecanary.co On 31 August, thousands of people took to the streets across Britain to oppose Boris Johnson's parliamentary coup. And while Liberal Democrat attention-seeker Jo Swinson was missing in action, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn stood proudly on the front line of the protests. | Where's Swinson?: | Sw…

teleSUR (2019-09-01). US Puts Into Effect New Tariffs on Chinese Consumer Goods. telesurenglish.net The United States government began enforcing 15 percent tariffs on a variety of Chinese goods Sunday, as China began taxing U.S. crude, the latest escalation in the year-long trade war. | RELATED: | US Travel Industry Feels Chill as Chinese Tourists Stay Away | As promised by U.S. President Donald Trump, on Sunday, Sept. 1, part of the new additional tariffs imposed by the U.S. government on about US$125 billion worth of Chinese imports took effect, while the rest (US$157 billion…

Ed Rampell (2019-09-01). A New Film Blows the Whistle on War. commondreams.org Keira Knightley as Katharine Gun, a 29-year-old British whistleblower who leaked a memo about an illegal NSA-sponsored operation digging for information that might be used to blackmail U.N. Security Council members into supporting the 2003 invasion of Iraq. (Photo: IFC Films) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eric Margolis (2019-09-01). It's Time to Liberate Afghanistan. commondreams.org The sooner America ends this shameful colonial war the better.

Eric Margolis (2019-09-01). Time to Liberate Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca After 18 years of war in Afghanistan— America's longest — US and Taliban negotiators are said to be close to an agreement that may see the withdrawal of many of the 14,000 US soldiers in that remote nation. | That's the …

Robert Freeman (2019-09-01). Re-Reflections on the Start of World War II. commondreams.org British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain (left) and German Chancellor Adolf Hitler (in light jacket), leave their meeting at Bad Godesberg, on Sept. 23, 1938. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-01). 'Carnage That Could Have Been Prevented': West Texas Mass Shooting Provokes Fresh Calls for Stricter Gun Laws. commondreams.org Gun control advocates and Democratic politicians swiftly demanded that Congress take action after at least five people were killed and several more were injured in a mass shooting in Texas Saturday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-01). Report Reveals That 'Like Everything Else' About GOP Tax Scam, Program Purported to Help the Poor Really 'Just Another Handout to the Rich'. commondreams.org Urban policy experts along with progressive groups and politicians responded with outrage to a New York Times report published Saturday that detailed how the Trump administration's "signature plan" to help low-income communities across the United States with a multibillion-dollar tax break has "fueled a wave of developments financed by and built for the wealthiest Americans." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-01). 'Historic, Catastrophic' Category 5 Hurricane Dorian Hits Bahamas, Still Threatens Southeast US Coast. commondreams.org The "historic, catastrophic" category 5 Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas Sunday—eliciting a slew of urgent public safety warnings, concerns about what's in store for the Southeastern coast of the United States next week, and impassioned demands for ambitious government action to combat the global climate emergency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Labor Video Project (2019-09-01). SF Journalists Protest Detention Camps And Terror Against Immigrants. indybay.org Journalists spoke out against the detention camps and racist attacks on immigrants and migrants. Journalists are threatened by major corporate media not to take political stands or face termination. The San Francisco Chronicle prohibits journalists and photograpers from marching in rallies. The use ] of "objective" journalism by the bosses is to shutdown free speech.

Photos and Text (2019-09-01). Montgomery Street Repurposed to Save Amazon Forest. indybay.org Prayers, chants and ritual dancing in financial district…

Oakland Peace Center (2019-09-01). Mind+Body Fun-raiser + ZUMBATHON. indybay.org Oakland Peace Center | 111 Fairmount Avenue (enter on 29th St.) | Oakland, CA 94611…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2019-09-01). 2019 Folsom Community Service Day ~ 170th Anniversary of the Gold Rush Town, Negro Bar, CA. indybay.org Together, we are poised for a special 170th Anniversary of Negro Bar, Sacramento County by utilizing both private and public resources to forever preserve and interpret our unique contributions to the forward flow of humanity.

SF Demo (2019-09-01). Anti-War Protest: U.S. Out of Yemen. indybay.org As separatists and government-backed forces battle for control of the Yemeni capital, innocent civilians suffer. Yemeni-Americans and allies gathered in front of San Francisco's federal building on August 16 with a message for Nancy Pelosi. | PHOTOS: Please credit the photographer as noted | Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo.

End the Genocide in Yemen (2019-09-01). During Global Month of Action For Yemen, SF Protesters Make Demands of Pelosi. indybay.org As separatists and government-backed forces battle for control of the Yemeni capital, innocent civilians suffer. Yemeni-Americans and allies gathered in front of San Francisco's federal building on August 16 with a message for Nancy Pelosi. | PHOTOS: Please credit the photographer as noted | Cornelia Grimes, Pro Bono Photo.

Anon-E-Moose (2019-09-01). People's Park: AntiFascism and Park Defense. indybay.org After anti-fascists announced plans for a rally in People's Park, the UCB chancellor sent out a press release that the UC is determined to move forward on their plans to eradicate the park.

Max Van Der Werff (2019-09-01). Video: The Malaysian Airlines MH17 Tragedy. What is Real, What is Fake? "Highly Likely" Can Mean Anything. globalresearch.ca For all the people who follow the MH17 case, Max van der Werff is an outstanding analyst. After spending thousands of hours of investigation on the crash of the Malaysian airline, Max has become an expert on this case. | His …

United Nations (2019-09-01). UN chief pays tribute to the courage of DR Congo citizens, and the sacrifice of blue helmets. un.org On the second day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres saluted the courage of the country's citizens, as well as the sacrifice of the peacekeepers who have died serving them.

Marjorie Cohn (2019-09-01). The U.N. Could Save the Amazon With One Simple Move. truthdig.com The United Nations Security Council not only has a responsibility to save the burning rainforest, it has the power to do so, for all our sakes.

teleSUR (2019-09-01). Venezuelans Gather Eight Million Signatures Against US Blockade. telesurenglish.net At least eight million Venezuelans added their signatures to a document rejecting the U.S. blockade, which will be presented to the United Nations, according to official reports. | RELATED: | Venezuela Exposes Failed Plan to Attack its Justice Palace | Since August 10, Bolivar squares across the country and makeshift stands have seen thousands of Venezuelans reiterate their repudiation of Washington's coercive measures. | The signing of the document is part, along with marches and…

Afroze Fatima Zaidi (2019-09-01). In 'stop the coup' demos, police arrest protesters while protecting some from the far right. thecanary.co On 31 August, thousands of people took to the streets to protest against Boris Johnson's proroguing of parliament. Protesters gathered in many major cities across the UK and shared updates and images on social media using the hashtag #stopthecoup. | However, the police presence was a cause for concern. Some tried to convince protesters in London to 'clear the streets': | The police have been sent in to persuade the protesters to clear the streets. But it's cat & mou…

Tom Coburg (2019-09-01). Brexit powder keg lit as Johnson's 'coup' provokes civil war within Conservative ranks. thecanary.co UK prime minister Boris Johnson is under attack from all sides. But like a frightened and wounded animal that's backed into a corner by foes and friends alike, he is now at his most vulnerable. | It's rumoured he will announce a snap general election. To some, this could be seen as a clever move, giving him a strategic advantage. To others, it would be like lighting a fuse to a powder keg, resulting in the quick and painful demise of hi…

Stephen Lendman (2019-08-31). GOP Hardliners Want China Sanctioned. globalresearch.ca Time and again, the US, its key NATO allies and Israel blame their victims for wrongdoing committed against them. | According to the Daily Beast, Republicans are pushing for sanctions on China over how Hong Kong authorities are handling months …

Mazda Majidi (2019-08-31). Will Rouhani meet Trump? liberationnews.org Washington's foreign policy establishment is dominated by "Iran Hawks," headed by National Security Adviser John Bolton.

splcenter (2019-08-31). Gov. Kay Ivey's hurtful history and the way forward. splcenter.org Alabama Governor Kay Ivey joins a growing list of elected leaders forced to admit that they once painted their faces black and performed racist skits or minstrel shows.

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-08-31). Amazon Fires Will Have Global Consequences. The UN Must Act. globalresearch.ca The Amazon is burning. Nearly 75,000 fires have started in the iconic Brazilian rainforest this year to date, an 84 percent increase from the year before. Since August 10, a spate of intentionally set fires have been raging in the …

teleSUR (2019-08-31). 'It's Too Much Land For So Few Indians', Jair Bolsonaro Holds. telesurenglish.net Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro made new statements on Friday against the demarcation of indigenous lands in the Amazon saying he intends to review the areas previously assigned to ancestral communities. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Calls On Trump To Help Put Out Amazon Fires | "It is too much land for so few Indians, and without lobbying. What are the interests behind this…

Ellen Brown (2019-08-31). The key to a sustainable economy is 5,000 years old. nationofchange.org We are again reaching the point in the business cycle known as "peak debt," when debts have compounded to the point that their cumulative total cannot be paid. Student debt, credit card debt, auto loans, business debt and sovereign debt are all higher than they have ever been. As economist Michael Hudson writes in his provocative 2018 book, " …and forgive them their debts," debts that can't be paid won't be paid. The question, he says, is…

Ruth Milka (2019-08-31). Trump to open 16.7 million acres of Alaska rainforest for drilling. nationofchange.org As the Amazon rainforest burns, President Donald Trump is opening a rainforest right here in the United States corporate interests. This week Trump ordered the U.S. Department of Agriculture to open Alaska's Tongass National Forest for logging, energy, and mining projects. The Tongass National Forest is the world's largest intact temperate rainforest. As reported by …

WSWS (2019-08-31). Home video security systems increasingly linked to US police departments in violation of democratic rights. wsws.org More than 400 police department partnerships have been established by Amazon's Ring home security system across the US over the past year.

Vijay Prashad (2019-08-31). Hungering for the language of class war. mronline.org Dark skies persist over coastal Brazil, where the country's major population centres are to be found. This year, there have been 40,341 fires in the Amazon, the highest since 2010. | Source

Afroze Fatima Zaidi (2019-08-31). The Pakistani PM needs to realise that nuclear warfare is never the answer. thecanary.co In an op-ed in the NY Times, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has addressed the situation in Kashmir. With India's military crackdown in Kashmir still ongoing, Khan has made an appeal to world leaders, and India in particular, to open dialogue on the issue. | The bulk of the a…

teleSUR-EF (2019-08-31). Five Dead, 21 Wounded, Suspect Killed in Texas Shooting. telesurenglish.net At least five people died Saturday and another 21 were injured in a shooting in western Texas where the alleged assailant was subsequently shot by the police. | RELATED: | El Paso Mass Shooting, A Terror Act: Mexican Foreign Minister | Odessa, Texas Police Chief Michael Gerke said in a press conference that the assailant shot at his victims from a moving vehicle. The chief added that the suspect was a white male around thirty years old. Authorities say they have ruled out that th…

Prof. James Petras (2019-08-31). The Recolonization of Latin America and the War on Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The US struck first at the 'weakest link' of the decolonization process. The US backed coups in Honduras and Paraguay. Then Washington turned to converting the judiciary and congress as stepping stones for launching a political attack on the strategic regimes in Argentina and Brazil.

Aaron Maté (2019-08-31). MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell hits Russiagate Rock Bottom. thegrayzone.com Aaron Maté slams MSNBC's latest Russiagate dud, exposing how Lawrence O'Donnell's embarrassing retraction is part of a pattern of bogus…

RT (2019-08-31). 'CA has decriminalized illegal alien crime': Outrage as Kate Steinle's killer's conviction tossed. rt.com A California appeals court has thrown out the conviction of an illegal immigrant who shot a woman on a San Francisco pier after escaping deportation due to the city's sanctuary policy, triggering further outrage. | Jose Ines Garcia Zarate's conviction on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a gun was thrown out by a California state appeals court on Friday, reviving the furor over a case that has defined the immigration debate. The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled the judge failed to offer the jury the option of acquitting the Mexican national on the theory he only possessed the weapon "for a…

RT (2019-08-31). Fakes for me, not for thee: US govt to use false social media profiles to monitor immigrants. rt.com US Citizenship and Immigration officers can now use fake social media accounts to surveil foreigners seeking visas and citizenship, even after years of US lawmakers blasting foreign rivals for supposedly doing the same. | Officers have until recently been banned from creating fictitious profiles, but a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) privacy review dated July 2019 but posted online on Friday has reversed that ban. According to the review, officers with the department's…

teleSUR (2019-08-31). Cuba and Norway Ratify Their Commitment to Peace in Colombia. telesurenglish.net Through a statement released on Friday, Cuba and Norway, the guarantor countries of the table of talks between Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP), ratified their commitment to peace in the South American nation. | RELATED: | Colombia: President Duque Announces Major Attack on Former FARC | "The Republic of Cuba and the Kingdom of Norway, guarantor countries of the table of conversations between the Government of Colombia and the FA…

Fight Back (2019-08-31). FARC-EP calls for renewed armed struggle. fightbacknews.org In a video released on August 29, 2019, Iván Márquez, former lead peace negotiator for the FARC-EP in the peace talks in Havana, Cuba, announced that a sector of the FARC party (name of the successor party to the FARC-EP that was founded after the signing of the peace agreement in 2016) were returning to the armed struggle under the banner of the revolutionary guerrilla organization the FARC-EP (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia- Ejército del Pueblo). Iván Márquez read the FARC-EP's new manifesto dressed in military fatigues surrounded by armed companions, including the famous FARC-EP commanders El Pais…

teleSUR-EF (2019-08-31). Armed FARC: Colombia Peace Only Possible with 'Humanist Gov't'. telesurenglish.net The "new guerrilla" movement led by former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, People's Army (FARC-EP) Ivan Marquez announced to the public Saturday it is willing to engage in "dialogue" with a "coalition." | RELATED: | Minority Faction of FARC Leadership Take Up Arms | An open letter signed "from the mountains of insurgent Colombia" by former high-ranking FARC commanders who are referring to themselves as the "New Power", reiterates that the state's failings to follow through with the…

teleSUR-rb -EF (2019-08-31). International Workers' Meeting in Solidarity with Venezuela. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Vice President of the Working Class of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Francisco Torrealba gave a closing speech at the 1st International Meeting of Workers in Solidarity with Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution held in Caracas over the past week. | RELATED: | Venezuela Exposes Failed Plan to Attack its Justice Palace | "We hope to continue to count on all the willingness you have always had to support the cause of the Venezuelan people," Torrealba s…

Anya Parampil (2019-08-31). Hausmann hypocrisy: Guaido coup official raked in dollars from dictators and banking behemoths while promoting 'democracy' for Venezuela. thegrayzone.com Ricardo Hausmann slammed banks for doing business with Venezuela's elected government. But financial disclosure forms filed with Harvard show the…

Eds. (2019-08-31). Announcing the 2019 Food Sovereignty prize honorees. mronline.org The U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance is very excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Food Sovereignty Prize. Urban Tilth (Richmond, CA) is the domestic honoree, and Plan Pueblo a Pueblo (Plan People to People; Venezuela) is the international honoree. | Source

Stephen Lendman (2019-08-31). US/North Korea Talks Undermined by Pompeo and Bolton. globalresearch.ca Trump's "fire and fury like the world has never seen" remark about North Korea shifted to the appearance of friendship with Kim Jong-un, DJT saying "(h)e wrote me beautiful letters and we fell in love." | Two summits and Trump's …

WSWS (2019-08-31). Roger Waters to perform in London Monday in defense of Julian Assange. wsws.org Also speaking at the event will be John Pilger, the award-winning investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-08-31). Heroin Addiction in America Spearheaded by US-led War on Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca Afghanistan under US military occupation produces approximately 90% of the World's illegal supply of opium which is used to produce heroin. The production of opium in Afghanistan has registered a 49 fold increase since 2001.

Stephen Lendman (2019-08-31). America's Economic Dark Side. Widening Social Inequality, Rising Poverty and Joblessness. globalresearch.ca This incisive ad timely article was first published in October 2013 | Former Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich explained, saying: | "Of all developed nations, the United States has the most unequal distribution of income, and we're surging towards every greater …

Stephen Lendman (2019-08-31). Monster Hurricane Dorian. globalresearch.ca Currently at Category 4 strength, defined as having sustained winds of from 130 — 156 mph, gusts up to 30% stronger, Dorian is expected hit Florida's Atlantic coast on Tuesday, precisely where unclear so far. | On August 31, the National …

RT (2019-08-31). At least 10 teenagers injured after gunfire erupts at high school football game in Alabama. rt.com At least six teenagers received gunshot wounds after unidentified assailants opened fire at the end of a high school football game in Mobile, Alabama. | Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste told local media that two individuals were detained in connection with the attack. He said that 10 people were injured in total, but four of the injuries were not gunshot wounds. The victims ranged in age from 15 to 18 years old. Their conditions were not immediately clear. | Witnesses say there was a fight in the stands several minutes before the end of the game. | Footage taken after the shooting shows police cars swarmi…

Miko Peled (2019-08-31). Matan Kahana: Will Ultra-Right Candidates Upset Netayahu's Re-Election Plans? mintpressnews.com It is hard to imagine what it means to be to the "right of the Likud" or the "right of Netanyahu." However, Matan Kahana claims that he and his party are just that and so a vote for them will ensure a strong right-wing voice in the Israeli Knesset, as though that is what is missing from Israeli politics.

Jon Schwarz (2019-08-31). The Best Movie Ever Made About the Truth Behind the Iraq War Is "Official Secrets" theintercept.com "Official Secrets," which opened Friday in New York and Los Angeles, is the best movie ever made about how the Iraq War happened. It's startlingly accurate, and because of that, it's equally inspiring, demoralizing, hopeful, and enraging. Please go see it. | It's been forgotten now, but the Iraq War and its abominable consequences — the hundreds of thousands of deaths, the rise of the Islamic State group, the nightmare oozing into Syria, arguably the presidency of Donald Trump — almost didn't happen. In the weeks before the U.S.-led invasion on March 19, 2003, the American and British case for war was…

Glen Ford (2019-08-31). Is Warren talented enough to betray the people as masterfully as Obama? mronline.org Elizabeth Warren is seen as a counter Bernie Sanders, but she will melt (like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris) if she stops raising Democrats' expectations to bust corporate power. | Source

John Atcheson (2019-08-31). Neoliberals' Attack on Sanders' GND Plan Is a Clear and Present Danger. commondreams.org Last week Bernie Sanders released his version of the Green New Deal—a $16.3 trillion 10-year plan to get down to zero carbon in the power industry and in transportation. Right on schedule, the neoliberal establishment pounced on it as "too expensive," not "realistic" and not "prudent."

South Front (2019-08-31). Video: Yemen's Houthis Carry Out Drone Strike on Saudi Capital. globalresearch.ca The Ansar Allah movement carried out a new series of strikes on Saudi Arabia in the framework of their operations to oppose the Kingdom-led intervention of Yemen. | On August 25, Yemeni forces fired 10 short-range ballistic missiles at military sites …

Shane Quinn (2019-08-31). Reckless Path to Nuclear Weapons Leaves Us Looking Over the Edge. globalresearch.ca After two years of analysis and inquiries, Roosevelt formally established America's nuclear program on 19 January 1942, called the Manhattan Project — with a final $2 billion budget supporting it ($36 billion today) and employing over 130,000 people.

teleSUR (2019-08-31). U.S. Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders Backs Lula's Freedom. telesurenglish.net The United States democrat presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders made statements in favor of Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva release during a political rally held in Florence, South Carolina, on August 30. | RELATED: | Brazil Supreme Court Judge Says Lula Deserves Retrial | At the event stage designated to answer questions from the audience, a young man asked the Democrat senator on his opinion regarding the emergence of far-right governments around the world. | One o…

South Front (2019-08-31). Video: Syrian Army Further Advances in Greater Idlib. globalresearch.ca The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies responded to recent militant attacks near Abu Dail with a limited offensive in the area. | In the first phase of the offensive, SAA units liberated Khuwayn al-Kabir, Ard al-Zurzur, the Aghir hilltop, …

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2019-08-31). Neoliberal Globalization: Is There an Alternative to Plundering the Earth? globalresearch.ca Is there an alternative to making war? Is there an alternative to destroying the planet? No one asks these questions because they seem absurd…

WSWS (2019-08-31). Factional wars and scandals wrack Australian Labor Party following election debacle. wsws.org Decades of betrayals of the working class have come home to roost, triggering internal warfare.

WSWS (2019-08-31). The Causes and Consequences of World War II. wsws.org David North, the chairman of the WSWS international editorial board, delivered the following lecture at San Diego State University on October 5, 2009, marking the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War.

Juan Cole (2019-08-31). As Hurricane Dorian Threatens Florida, Gov. DeSantis & Trump—Who Haven't Curbed CO2 Emissions—Should Resign. commondreams.org Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, " is doing nothing practical about the state's carbon dioxide emissions, which are what cause sea level rise and warming oceans and monster hurricanes." (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

David Rovics (2019-08-31). The Making of an Album. dissidentvoice.org As my regular readers and listeners are aware, I tend to go jaggedly back and forth in these missives between discussions of geopolitics and world history, and explorations of the minutiae of the daily life of the working musician. This one belongs in the latter category. It's been years since I've had much time for …

Debunking Cops (2019-08-31). Debunking the Drug War. dissidentvoice.org This episode covers the US government's and law enforcement's active role in global drug trafficking. Doug Valentine is the author of The Strength of the Wolf and The Strength of the Pack. These are two of the most important books ever written on the drug trade. Doug's research comes mostly from first hand accounts of …

WSWS (2019-08-31). Eighty years since the outbreak of World War II. wsws.org The official ceremony marking the most barbaric event in world history is a celebration of the kind of militarism and right-wing nationalism that accompanied its outbreak.

The Canary (2019-08-31). Street lights glow red to help bats cross the road. thecanary.co A stretch of "bat-friendly" street lighting has been switched on in what is believed to be a UK first.The LED lights, which emit a red glow, will provide bats with a 60-metre-wide crossing area on the A4440, near to Worcester's Warndon Wood nature reserve.Worcestershire County Council has described the lighting as an innovative approach to a much-needed highway crossing with a greatly reduced impact on local wildlife.It said research shows some species of bat are light shy and will not cross roads lit by white lights, which can stop them accessing food supplies and water.Standard street lights also attract insect…

Justin Mikulka (2019-08-31). Bernie Sanders' plan to phase out nuclear power draws attacks — here's why they're wrong. nationofchange.org Attacks on the Sanders' climate plan appear to have less to do with the ongoing viability of nuclear power as a legitimate climate solution and more to do with an ongoing effort to convince the public to subsidize another unsuccessful sector of the energy industry.

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2019-08-31). A Conspiracy Theory That Became a "Conspiracy Fact": The CIA, Afghanistan's Poppy Fields and America's Growing Heroin Epidemic. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research in July 2016 | The heroin epidemic resembles the days when "Crack cocaine" became the major drug that destroyed communities across the United States and other parts of the world including the Caribbean that began in …

Nikolai Malishevski (2019-08-31). The Pentagon's Map of Afghanistan: An Eldorado of Mineral Wealth and Natural Resources. globalresearch.ca Of relevance to an understanding America's military and economic agenda in Afghanistan. First published in August 2012 | Curious information surfaced in the media [2012] — based on space reconnaissance, the US Department of Defense put together a map of Afghanistan …

Global Research News (2019-08-31). Mozart Piano Concerto No 15: Yeol Eum Son, the World's Most Outstanding Pianist. globalresearch.ca Forget geopolitics and the World financial crisis. | Music gives us hope. Listen carefully. | By far Yeol Eum Son is among the World's most outstanding pianists. | It is not only musical excellence and talent. | She translates her feelings into music. Her …

Andre Vltchek (2019-08-31). Subitamente o Ocidente já nà£o consegue derrubar "regimes" globalresearch.ca Costumava ser feito regularmente e funcionava: o Ocidente identificava um país como seu inimigo, desencadeava sua propaganda profissional contra ele, a seguir administrava uma série de sanàßàµes, esfaimando e assassinando crianàßas, idosos e outros grupos vulneráveis. Se o país nà£o …

Julie Lévesque (2019-08-31). 9/11: Facts, Fiction and Censorship. globalresearch.ca The commemoration of 9/11 on September 11, 2019 is fast approaching. | The following text (including a selection of articles) was first posted seven years ago on September 12, 2012. | *** | Whoever dares raise questions about the official 9/11 narrative, will …

Ellen Brown (2019-08-31). The Key to a Sustainable Economy Is 5,000 Years Old. globalresearch.ca We are again reaching the point in the business cycle known as "peak debt," when debts have compounded to the point that their cumulative total cannot be paid. Student debt, credit card debt, auto loans, business debt and sovereign debt …

Olivia Rosane (2019-08-31). Brazil announces 60-Day ban on clearing land with fire. nationofchange.org "What we are experiencing is a genuine crisis which could become a tragedy foretold with much larger fires than the ones we are now seeing if they are not immediately halted."