2019-09-02: News Headlines

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-03). Heightened Israeli-Lebanese Tensions. A "Declaration of War" by Israel according to President Michel Aoun. globalresearch.ca September 17 Israeli elections loom. Were late August IDF attacks on Syria, Iraq and Lebanon "fuel for the fire of (Netanyahu's) campaign," as Haaretz suggested? | Manufacturing nonexistent threats is common US/NATO/Israeli practice. Members of the block and the Jewish state …

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-03). Another US Great Recession Coming? globalresearch.ca Hindsight is the best foresight, so clarity will arrive as events unfold. | For the vast majority of ordinary Americans, the 2008-09 great recession never ended. | Real unemployment is around 21%, based on how numbers were calculated in the 1980s. | The …

Nick Beams (2019-09-03). Trump Imposes New Tariffs on China. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration has gone ahead with its decision to impose a 15 percent tariff on $110 billion worth of Chinese goods in one of the most significant escalations of the trade war that has now lasted more than a …

Ahmed AbdulKareem (2019-09-03). US and Israeli Collectors Buy Up What Remains of Yemen's Ancient Heritage. globalresearch.ca Saada's old city, which is among the world's oldest human-carved landscapes, once consisted entirely of historic, centuries-old multi-story homes. Now, it has been wiped out, after Saudi Arabia declared it a military zone — even the city's hand-carved wooden doors …

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-03). US Sanctions Threats Won't Stop Russia-Africa Security Cooperation. globalresearch.ca The US' reported threats to sanction African countries that buy Russian weaponry won't succeed in stopping security cooperation between Moscow and its partners, though it's nevertheless a clever way to try to exploit those nations' "deep state" divisions in a …

Ilana Novick (2019-09-02). Texas' New Firearms Laws Are a Gift to the Gun Industry. truthdig.com Texas experienced its second mass shooting in a month on Saturday. A gunman, stopped by police for a traffic violation, killed seven people and injured 22 in a drive-by rampage outside Odessa. Less than a day after the murders, new legislation went into effect, not to limit the prevalence of firearms, but, as CNN reported Sunday, to "make it easier to have guns just a month after a shooter <...

RT (2019-09-02). Odessa gunman was sacked hours before going on shooting spree — report. rt.com A gunman who killed seven people and injured over 20 during a rampage in west Texas on Saturday had lost his job as a truck driver shortly before the incident, a new report suggests. | The shooter, Seth A. Ator, was fired from his job with a trucking company mere hours before he opened fire at a state trooper when pulled over for failing to signal a turn at around 3: 17pm local time on Saturday, the New York Times reported, citing police sources. Without disclosing the company's name, the sources said that the gunman had been given the sack that very morning. Whether this was what set off Ator is the subject of…

Carla Stea (2019-09-02). Venezuela, Ukraine, Hong Kong, … : Color Revolutions and Regime Change, A Modern Scourge Spawning Economic Destabilization and Civil War. globalresearch.ca Venezuela | There are innumerable examples throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, but three of the most notorious demonstrations of Washington, and its European cohorts incubating massive human tragedy and/or civil wars can be exemplified by Washington's cultivation, indeed creation of …

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 …

Thomas Hon Wing Polin (2019-09-02). Hong Kong's Enemy Within. counterpunch.org The bedrock of any nation is its government — the manifestation of its sovereignty and protector of its people. But what if the personal loyalties of a substantial portion of civil servants do not lie with the sovereign? Worse, what if these allegiances are actually more to other powers — forces that are at odds More

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 …

Michael T. Hertz (2019-09-02). The fight against climate change can bring us together. nationofchange.org For the last week or so, I have been pondering about what is the most important issue in the 2020 election. My thought has been that if we can agree on the most important issue, and if we can agree on what is needed to resolve it, we may not only resolve that issue but bring America back towards learning once again how to agree on things. | I thought first about Medicare for All. All of the Democratic candidates seemed to agree at their first debate in July that this was a very important issue. But since the crisis of the Arctic and the Amazon fires, Climate Change has become clearly the leading issue. And it…

teleSUR (2019-09-02). Disapproval of Bolsonaro Increases After Amazon Fire Crisis. telesurenglish.net Brazilians saying that President Jair Bolsonaro is doing a "bad or terrible" job rose to 38% from 33% previously, following a global outcry over the government's handling of record fires in the Amazon rainforest. | RELATED: | 'It's Too Much Land For So Few Indians', Jair Bolsonaro Holds | The Datafolha polling institute found that 29% say that Bolsonaro is doing a "great or good" job, down from 33% in July, according to the poll published Monday. | Brazilians who said the Bolsonaro…

teleSUR (2019-09-02). Brazilian Senate to Debate Social Security Reform. telesurenglish.net The Human Rights Committee (HRC) of the Brazilian Senate will hold two public hearings here today to discuss the controversial Social Security reform bill, which is being strongly defended by the government of Jair Bolsonaro. | RELATED: | Disapproval of Bolsonaro Increases After Amazon Fire Crisis | Sources close to the committee indicated that the first exchange will address the modification of the retirement regime, which is debated and voted on in the Senate, and the second wil…

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 …

Diane Abbott (2019-09-02). "Regime Change in the UK": This Is an Anti-parliamentary Coup — and an Internationally Organised One. globalresearch.ca Around the world, coups are normally international events. Short of war they have been a preferred mechanism to achieve what has become known as 'regime change'. And the last time there was a successful coup in this country in 1688 …

RT (2019-09-02). Undeclared US Airstrike on Syria's Idlib Leaves Multiple Casualties. dissidentvoice.org Sending no warning to Russia or Turkey, the US bombed an array of targets within Idlib, Syria, killing numerous civilians and threatening the hard-earned truce across the province, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The air raid led to "multiple casualties and destruction" around two villages in the Idlib province, where a fragile ceasefire between government …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-09-02). The West's "Humanitarian" Claims as Syrian War Nears Endgame. globalresearch.ca Headlines emanating from the West regarding Syria's ongoing war have a common theme — allegations of Syria and Russia's "ruthless barrage" of the northern region of Idlib. | So often — however — has the US and its allies falsely invoked …

WSWS (2019-09-02). Preface to the Turkish edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century. wsws.org Today we are publishing the Preface to the Turkish edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century, by David North.

teleSUR (2019-09-02). US to Withdraw 5,000 Troops From Afghanistan: Peace Deal. telesurenglish.net Based on the draft peace deal reached between the Taliban and the United States, the latter would withdraw almost 5,000 troops from Afghanistan and close five bases within 135 days, chief U.S. negotiator, Zalmay Khalilzad, said Monday. | RELATED: | 'We're Going to Always Have a Presence in Afghanistan': Trump | The draft deal, reached after almost a year and nine rounds of negotiations with representatives from the Taliban in Qatar's capital, Doha, must still be approved by U.S. Pre…

Staff (2019-09-02). Don't Subsidize Companies That Silence Workers. truthout.org | | On Labor Day, a critical question arises: Will America finally grant its workers First Amendment rights? | The Constitution guarantees "freedom of speech," the right to "peaceably assemble," and the right to petition for "a redress of grievances." Yet these civil rights are commonly denied to workers. | Sure, we can say what we want, but we pay a high price to speak — often losing our jobs, health care, and benefits for our families. But we pay an even higher price for not speaking. | In 2016, Kyaw Kyaw, 50, <...

Paul Dobson (2019-09-02). Venezuela Points Finger at Duque for Breakdown of Colombian Peace Process. venezuelanalysis.com The Maduro government also refuted accusations that it offers "refuge" to FARC-EP rebels.

TeleSur English (2019-09-02). Venezuela Exposes Failed Plan to Attack Justice Palace, Police Headquarters. venezuelanalysis.com Vicepresident Jorge Rodriguez presented evidence of a failed attack on Venezuela's highest courts located in Caracas allegedly to be carried out by criminals trained in Colombia.

Prof. James Petras (2019-09-02). A Recolonizaàßà£o da América Latina e a Guerra na Venezuela. globalresearch.ca "O Hemisfério Ocidental é a nossa regià£o", disse Michael Pompeo, secretário de Estado dos EUA. | Introduàßà£o | Desde que os EUA declararam que a Doutrina Monroe proclama sua supremacia imperial sobre a América Latina, há quase 200 anos, um regime da …

WSWS (2019-09-02). Take forward the fight to free Julian Assange! wsws.org Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning are the victims of a monstrous criminal conspiracy, involving the most powerful governments in the world, the intelligence agencies and the corporate media.

Fight Back (2019-09-02). Protesters demand MN divest from Elbit. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – "In 2017, the Trump administration awarded Elbit a contract to work on the expansion of the Mexico border wall. Elbit System's CEO has said that the company's current growth can be attributed to increased U.S. border spending," said Sarah Martin of Women Against Military Madness. "This last decade has seen the international community divesting from Elbit, including the Norwegian State Pension Fund, Danske Bank. Governor Walz, we Minnesotans refuse to continue to profit from pain, injustice and tragedy at the hands of Elbit. We want you to do what Norway and Denmark did. Divest now!" | Martin, who…

Cesar Chelala (2019-09-02). The NRA vs. American Children. counterpunch.org If any doubts remain about the nefarious influence of the National Rifle Association (NRA) on the political life of the United States, President Donald Trump's decision to discuss gun control measures with that organization should dispel them. The offer to discuss these measures is like asking a criminal for his weapon of choice in order More

Ian Gamble (2019-09-02). US conducts ground launch cruise missile test. liberationnews.org On Aug. 18, less than three weeks after scrapping the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the U.S. launched a ballistic cruise missile from San Nicholas Island, CA.

Melvin Goodman (2019-09-02). James Comey, Whistleblower. counterpunch.org Former FBI director James Comey has been criticized once again for violating FBI guidelines in handling official matters. He was pilloried for his handling of Hillary Clinton's violations of security practices as secretary of state, and now for revealing Donald Trump's efforts to obstruct justice. Although Comey believed he was acting in the best interests More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-02). Justifications for Inequality: The Neuroses of Kochland. counterpunch.org One of the brothers Koch, David, has shuffled off this mortal coil, and the pious few looking at his passing may well think he is making it tough for camels passing through needles. As part of the Brothers Koch, he presided over a corporate empire that did its pinching best to wrest control from the More

Christine Owens (2019-09-02). Democracy Needs Unions. counterpunch.org You deserve to have a say in matters that affect you. Everyone does. That's democracy. This shouldn't change when you go to work. Democratic rights in the workplace — including the right to form a union, and the power to speak up about workplace issues — go hand in hand with a democratic society. But More

George Wuerthner (2019-09-02). What the New Yorker Got Wrong About Forests and Wildfires. counterpunch.org The New Yorker recently published an article titled Trailblazing plan to fight California Wildfires that contains misinformation. I've had many people ask me what I thought of the piece. Given the influential nature of the New Yorker, I decided to respond here. The writing is good. There is much that is accurate about wildfire in the article, More

David Rovics (2019-09-02). Remembering Mitch Podolak. counterpunch.org Before going to bed last night, I learned from a post I was tagged on on Facebook that Mitch Podolak had died. If I ever checked my Feed, I might have learned earlier — he had died several days earlier, on August 25th, 2019. Incidentally, exactly one year after US Senator John McCain died, who More

Bruno Sgarzini (2019-09-02). The U.S. Footprint in Bolivia's Incipient Colour Revolution. globalresearch.ca "Activist groups and members of the opposition reminded President Evo Morales that his policy of expanding the agricultural frontier to favor the country's agribusinesses and ranchers is the cause of the environmental disaster," wrote the opposition daily Página Siete, attributing …

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 …

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

Juan Cole (2019-09-02). Hurricane Dorian: DeSantis & Trump haven't curbed CO2 emissions & should resign. nationofchange.org Hurricane Dorian has gathered strength from the freakishly warm waters of the Caribbean to become a category 4. It is already raging with 130 mph winds, but is expected now to become even stronger. It is menacing the Bahamas, from which tourists can afford to flee; but what about the people who live there? It is still unclear whether it will head across Florida or turn north up the coast of the state, sparing it tremendous devastation. | When once in 500 year events start happening several times a decade, then Something Big has Changed and t…

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 …

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 …

Ed Rampell (2019-09-02). A New Film Blows the Whistle on War. globalresearch.ca Official Secrets, co-written and directed by Gavin Hood, is one of the best movies ever made about investigative reporting and whistle-blowing—a film in a league with All the President's Men and Snowden. | Like the 1976 Watergate classic starring Robert Redford …

WSWS (2019-09-02). Saudi airstrikes on Yemen prison kill more than 100. wsws.org Monday's mass slaughter ranks among the worst in a long string of war crimes carried out by Saudi Arabia with the backing of the American and British governments.

Finn Collom (2019-09-02). This Labor Day, We Need Real Plans to Build Worker Power. counterpunch.org This Labor Day, Democratic presidential candidates will no doubt be touting their support for a $15 per hour minimum wage. None have opposed the idea. A minimum wage increase would put more money in workers' pockets. But so far, only two candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — have far-reaching proposals to give More

Miri Wood (2019-09-02). Syria Law Enforcement Makes Another Huge "Captagon" Amphetamine Drug Bust. globalresearch.ca NATO-backed terrorist remnants in Aleppo countryside have increased attacks against civilian populations of the city, since prior to the Astana meetings and the short-lived 'cessation of hostilities' agreement. | Massive quantities of this criminal drug were found in the wheels of …

WSWS (2019-09-02). Twenty-five-year-old miner crushed to death in Pennsylvania coal mine. wsws.org Tanner Lee McFarland was killed Thursday evening when part of the wall and roof in the area of the mine he was working collapsed, crushing him under tons of coal and rock.

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 …

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 …

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 …

Andre Vltchek (2019-09-02). Several Reasons Why West Papua Should Get Its Freedom… Immediately! globalresearch.ca More than ten years ago, in Nadi, Fiji, during a UN conference, I was approached by the Minister of Education of Papua New Guinea (PNG). | He was deeply shaken, troubled, his eyes full of tears: "Please help our children," he …

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 …

Jack Peat (2019-09-02). Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel Paid £1k an Hour to Advise US Company Bidding for £6bn Defence Contract. globalresearch.ca Priti Patel was paid £1,000 an hour to advise a US company bidding on a lucrative £6 billion defence contract, The Guardian has revealed. | The Home Secretary has been urged to withdraw from cabinet discussions on the contract following …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-02). 'Trailblazer in the Name of Peace': Anti-War Hero Frances Crowe Dies at 100. commondreams.org "As we celebrate her life and mourn her passing," said one friend and ally, "we know that the best tribute of all is to keep on fighting." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-02). US 'Complicit in This Nightmare,' Says Sanders, After Trump-Backed Saudi Coalition Kills Over 100 in Bombing of Yemeni Prison. commondreams.org "Congress has declared this war unconstitutional. We must now stand up to Trump and defund all U.S. involvement in these horrors." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-02). 'It Is Pure Hell Here': Videos From Bahamas Show Devastation Left by Hurricane Dorian as Category 5 Storm Heads Toward US Coast. commondreams.org "We are surrounded by water with no way out. Absolute devastation, there really are no words." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Fréa Lockley (2019-09-02). Jewish Chronicle forced to pay £50k after falsely linking Palestinian charity with terrorism. thecanary.co The Jewish Chronicle falsely linked Palestinian charity Interpal with terrorist activity. As a result, the newspaper had to apologise and pay the charity £50,000 in damages. | "Humanitarian and development aid": | Interpal provides "humanitarian and development aid to Palestinians in need". T…

The Canary (2019-09-02). Johnson is 'goading' Tory rebels so he can force an election, says Gauke. thecanary.co Boris Johnson is "goading" some Tory MPs to rebel so he can force a snap general election having purged opponents of a no-deal Brexit from the party, David Gauke has alleged.The Conservative former justice secretary and rebel ringleader accused the prime minister of deliberately trying to lose votes to block a deal-less departure this week.Johnson has put rebels within his party on notice that they face losing the whip and being barred from standing for the Tories if they vote against the government.(PA Graphics)Gauke, the leader of the so-called Gaukeward squad of Tory rebels, said the PM's move was an "unusual"

teleSUR (2019-09-02). UK PM Boris Johnson May Call Elections Amidst Brexit Conflict. telesurenglish.net Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to call an election, British media reported Monday, on the eve of a historic showdown with parliament over Brexit. | RELATED: | 'Stop the Coup, Defend Democracy', Thousands Shout in the UK | Johnson has called a cabinet meeting for later Monday and could ask lawmakers to vote on calling an election if they vote ag…

The Canary (2019-09-02). Nicola Sturgeon: MPs must prioritise stopping no-deal Brexit. thecanary.co Nicola Sturgeon has urged MPs to put their differences aside and prioritise stopping a no-deal Brexit. | Scotland's first minister said parliamentarians must this week bring forward legislation to ensure the UK avoids crashing out of the EU without a deal when they return to the House of Commons. | Sturgeon insisted that the SNP would work with others from across the political spectrum in order to do so. | Speaking on the BBC's Good Morning Scotland programme, Sturgeon said: "I think the House of Commons has to first and foremost this week stand up and stop a no-deal Brexit. | "That has to be the priority. I'm ag…

Emanuel Pastreich (2019-09-02). Governing the Earth: Current Political Chaos Demands a Transformation of the United Nations. globalresearch.ca The destruction of the Amazon jungles by right-wing Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro threatens to end our civilization and to condemn the next generation to death and destruction. This is a truly existential moment for us, to use the hackneyed term …

United Nations (2019-09-02). 'These are very dark times for Yemen': senior UN official on air strike mass casualties. un.org Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, described Sunday's deadly airstrikes in Dhamar City as a "horrific incident", and the scale of the casualties, as "staggering". "These are very dark times for Yemen," said Ms. Grande. "There have been days of fighting and strikes in the south and hundreds of casualties".

United Nations (2019-09-02). Hospitals among seven health centres attacked in Syria's north-east. un.org Seven health centres in Syria's north-west have been reportedly attacked in recent days and two of them have been destroyed, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Staff (2019-09-02). Death and Resistance on the U.S.-Mexico Border: A Democracy Now! Special. democracynow.org Democracy Now! travels to the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona to follow the humanitarian activist Scott Warren into the Sonoran Desert as he accompanies other No More Deaths volunteers as they leave water and food for migrants making the treacherous journey north. Warren is currently facing up to 10 years in prison for his humanitarian work in the Sonoran Desert, where the bodies and bones of more than 3,000 people — nearly all migrants — have been found since 2001. We also speak to the Tucson-based artist Alvaro Enciso, creator of the project Where Dreams Die. He has built and installed over 900 crosse…

Labor Video Project (2019-09-02). 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 (2019-09-02). Montgomery Street Repurposed to Save Amazon Forest. indybay.org Prayers, chants and ritual dancing in financial district…

Oakland Peace Center (2019-09-02). Mind+Body Fun-raiser + ZUMBATHON. indybay.org Oakland Peace Center | 111 Fairmount Avenue (enter on 29th St.) | Oakland, CA 94611…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2019-09-02). 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 (2019-09-02). 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.

Anon-E-Moose (2019-09-02). 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.

Eric Zuesse (2019-09-02). America's Billionaires Congealing Around Warren and Buttigieg. globalresearch.ca The Democratic Presidential candidates who have been the most backed by billionaires have not been doing well in the polling thus far, and this fact greatly disturbs the billionaires. They know that the Democratic nominee will be chosen in the …

Robert Fisk (2019-09-02). The Crazed, Rogue Leader is in Washington Not Tehran. counterpunch.org History in the Middle East is unkind to us westerners. Just when we thought we were the good guys and the Iranians were the bad guys, here comes the ghostly, hopeless possibility of a Trump-Rouhani summit to remind us that the apparent lunatic is the US president and the rational, sane leader who is supposed More

Global Research News (2019-09-02). Selected Articles: Is the Fed Preparing to Topple US Dollar? globalresearch.ca Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …

Okuaki Satoru (2019-09-02). How Japanese Scientists Confronted the U.S. and Japanese Governments to Reveal the Effects of Bikini H-bomb Tests. globalresearch.ca Introduction and translation by Steve Rabson. The original Japanese text can be found here. | Introduction | The March, 1954 "Bravo Shot" H-bomb test in the Pacific dumped radioactive debris on the Marshall Islands, U.S. servicemen, and the crew of a …

Lindsay Koshgarian (2019-09-02). Remembering Frances Crowe (1919-2019). commondreams.org Lifelong peace activistFrances Crowe (center), who died last week at the age of 100, presents the Frances Crowe Award to Arky Markham (left) and George Markham (right) at the 2003 NPP fall party. (Photo: Courtesy of National Priorities Project) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ralph Nader (2019-09-02). From Trump Tower to Dictatorial Trump Power Over Law. counterpunch.org Donald Trump is "dumb as a rock" (to use his phrase) when it comes to the programs and the policies of the federal government agencies over which he is allegedly presiding. However, when it comes to defending and expanding his own political power, Trump is shameless and profoundly cunning. Trump turns accurate appraisals of himself More

Tracy Keeling (2019-09-02). The media goes into 'attack Corbyn' mode ahead of a possible snap election. His response is sublime. thecanary.co Rumours are flying that a snap general election could be imminent. Dutifully, a number of Britain's media outlets have lurched into 'attack Corbyn' mode. Both the Financial Times (FT) and the Daily Mail, among others, came out fighting against Labour plans for housing and workers if it gets into government. | But little do these anti-Corbyn warriors know from within their establishment echo chamber that the plans are supported by a lot of people. And Jeremy Cor…

Martha Rosenberg (2019-09-02). How Animal Researchers Stay Out of the News. counterpunch.org If you are like most people, you know a lot more about how farm animals are treated on factory farms than dogs, primates and other animals are treated in US labs. It is no coincidence. Exposure of what occurs behind the Plexiglass Curtain would be so damaging to National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded university research contracts that millions are spent to prevent transparency. More

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-02). Mobilizing Thousands for Labor Day Actions Across US, Sanders Touts 'Organizer-in-Chief' Model to Combat Corporate Assault on Workers. commondreams.org "This Labor Day, workers across America will declare that the 40-year war against workers waged by corporate America and the billionaire class must come to an end. That is what this Labor Day is about." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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 others on 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 confer…

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). 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…

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). 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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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). '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…

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…

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…

United Nations (2019-09-01). UN chief pays tribute to the courage of DR Congo citizens facing Ebola and insecurity, 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.

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…

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.

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

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 …