Daily Archives: September 3, 2019

2019-09-03: News Headlines

Daniel Willis (2019-09-03). Amazonian Communities Need Solidarity, Not Saviours. commondreams.org If we truly want to stop the Amazon from burning we must immediately focus on building internationalist solidarity, through new and existing institutions, with indigenous movements in Brazil, the Amazon basin and across the global south. (Photo: Catedral Verde – Floresta Amazonica/Wikimedia) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-09-03). Texas Weakens Gun Laws One Day After Odessa Massacre Leaves 7 Dead, 22 Injured. truthout.org | | A gunman killed seven people and injured 22 others on Saturday, including a 17-month-old girl. Police have identified the shooter as 36-year-old Seth Ator. He went on the rampage just hours after being fired from his trucking job. The deadly string of events began when a Midland police officer pulled over Ator for failing to use his signal. Police say Ator then opened fire using an AR-15-style weapon before speeding away. He then began shooting at random residents and motorists. The ramp…

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 …

South Front (2019-09-03). Video: Hezbollah Strikes Israeli Military Vehicle Amid Escalation in Southern Lebanon. globalresearch.ca A large-scale escalation has taken place on the contact line between Israeli forces and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. | On September 1, the Israeli military launched several shells at unidentified targets in Shebaa Farms, located in the Israeli-occupied area. An Israeli …

Max Blumenthal (2019-09-03). Meet the militantly pro-Israel Trump official directing the economic war on Iran. thegrayzone.com From her influential post at the Treasury Department, Sigal Mandelker has vowed to defend "our great partner, Israel" by sanctioning…

David Cantor (2019-09-03). Racist Ideology and Practice Rooted in Speciesism. dissidentvoice.org When perceived authorities like President Trump designate immigrants "animals," they authorize abuse of those officially disparaged people. Conscience-challenged people predictably seek to enhance their status by carrying out apparent or explicit wishes of adored "leaders." Trump probably has not personally killed or rounded up anyone. Neither have many other authoritarian despots whose policies and rhetoric …

Staff (2019-09-03). Trump Silences Tlaib and Omar for Revealing Human Toll of Occupation. truthout.org | | Years ago, I visited Gaza. It was in 2009, shortly after the disastrous Israeli war, and I was there to see the damage firsthand with other activists. There was devastation, but that's not what I remember most. | More than the skeletal remains of a hotel on the beach, riddled with holes from artillery fire, I was struck by the laughter of the children running past it, playing. More than the rubble of the American International School of Gaza, I was moved by the sounds of a wedding parading in…

Pradeep Baisakh (2019-09-03). Starved for Five Days, Disabled Child Succumbs in Indian Province. counterpunch.org Starved for five days, Goutam Behera, 17, a disabled child from Odisha, an eastern state of India, finally succumbed on July 8, 2019. Was it a starvation death? Government is evasive; but the activists say, 'yes'. If there are so many food related schemes in the state, then why the starvation deaths? That's the moot More

Aaron Maté (2019-09-03). Max Blumenthal: Nicaragua beat US regime change, but sanctions and sabotage continue. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal explains how Nicaragua celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution just one year after defeating…

Andrew Moss (2019-09-03). The Many Faces of Immigration Resistance. counterpunch.org For the most part, major news organizations like the New York Times, CNN, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times have provided comprehensive, accurate coverage of major immigration-related developments. Significant policy changes and their impacts on people have been presented with careful regard for both detail and larger issues. This is as it should More

Mark Ashwill (2019-09-03). Whose Bread I Eat, His Song I Sing: An International Education Nonprofit and a Devil's Bargain. counterpunch.org 2019 is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of International Education (IIE), a well-known US-based private nonprofit that focuses on international student exchange and aid, foreign affairs, and international peace and security. IIE refers to itself as "a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas." While IIE has numerous More

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2019-09-03). Colombian peace agreement failing, some rebels return to armed struggle. peoplesworld.org Civil war in Colombia may be heating up once again. Appearing in a video released on August 29, Iván Márquez (formerly Luciano Marín Arango) spoke for former FARC guerrillas accompanying him. He announced they had returned "to the mountain," to armed struggle. Guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had fought Colombia's government …

James Jordan (2019-09-03). Former Colombian guerrillas rearm as government undermines Peace Accords. liberationnews.org A new phase of armed conflict in Colombia has emerged with the declaration by some former leaders of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — People's Army) that they are reorganizing and rearming as an insurgent force.

Nick Pemberton (2019-09-03). Replacing Ideology With Class. counterpunch.org There is something very peculiar about how politics is talked about. The things that are true and proven to work are called "left" while the things that are false and are proven to fail are called "right". This is why upon education most everyone becomes left, barring a greater force than truth itself in one's interest in education. This is an unprecedented dynamic. Take any other field. In mathematics, in science, in language, truth is proven and then more or less accepted. In politics this isn't the case. Despite things such as socialism, peace, education, regulation, housing and equality always working, there…

Nino Pagliccia (2019-09-03). Ottawa Goes to Havana to Talk Venezuela. Returns Empty-handed. globalresearch.ca Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland has just concluded a working visit to Cuba on August 28 intended to discuss the "crisis in Venezuela" with her Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez. A reading of the news release from the Ministry …

Ben Norton (2019-09-03). 'Free Julian Assange!' say Roger Waters, John Pilger, and British MP Chris Williamson. thegrayzone.com Legendary musician Roger Waters sang "Wish You Were Here" in honor of Julian Assange, at a public concert outside the…

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 …

Fight Back (2019-09-03). Boyle Heights commemorates the 49th anniversary of Chicano Moratorium. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On August 29, hundreds of community members, activists and families gathered at a local Chicano art center, Self Help Graphics, to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War. | The event marks the August 29, 1970 Chicano Moratorium, which included over 30,000 Chicanos and supporters marching against the Vietnam War in East Los Angeles. The large march ended with a rally at Laguna Park – now known as Ruben Salazar Park. The moratorium was against the Vietnam War, against the high casualty rate of Chicanos in that war, against police terror and against racis…

Staff (2019-09-03). David Koch's Dangerous, Right-Wing "Criminal Justice Reform" Lives On. truthout.org | | The recent death of billionaire David Koch has focused a bright light on the way he and his massively rich brother Charles have used their money and influence, not least in the arena of criminal punishment reform. | I know many of my fellow social justice organizations, such as the Vera Institute, have taken Koch brothers' money and done some good things with it, like creating a visual data tool to show arre…

Robert Chalmers (2019-09-03). The Real Victims of France's 'Yellow Vest' Revolution. globalresearch.ca Classified 'sublethal', the rubber bullets, teargas and stun grenades used by French police have nevertheless maimed, blinded and killed almost as many in the last six months as in the 20 years before the 'yellow jacket' protests began taking to …

Eds. (2019-09-03). Film 'Official Secrets' is the tip of a mammoth iceberg. mronline.org A new film depicting the whistleblower Katherine Gun, who tried to stop the Iraq invasion, is largely accurate, but the story is not over, says Sam Husseini. | Source

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-09-03). We Are Living in the Wreckage of the War on Terror. truthdig.com Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan rage on with no end in sight. Our delusion was believing they were ever rational, winnable or meaningful.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-09-03). As Saudi and UAE Proxies Trade Blows in Southern Yemen, Yemeni Civilians Pay the Price. mintpressnews.com According to Yemenis in Aden, the victims of the fighting are always Yemeni, not citizens or soldiers from Saudi Arabia or the UAE, and are part of a larger Saudi-UAE strategy to keep Yemen divided.

Phil Doe (2019-09-03). Chaos and Old Night: Fracking's Hell Fires Still Burn Bright in Colorado. counterpunch.org A funny thing happened on the way to the Colorado Capitol this past winter. The new Democratic majority passed a bill that would end the oil industry's reign of terror over the people in the fracking fields of Colorado. The new law, known as SB 181, made the protection of public health, safety, and the environment a condition that had to be met before any new oil and gas wells could be drilled or other infrastructure approved. More

Parth M.N. (2019-09-03). Hailstorms at 109 ∞F Wreck Farming in Latur, India. counterpunch.org His roof didn't quite come down on him, but it did chase Gunwant around his farm. That image remains vividly etched in his mind. "The tin-roof of the shed on the edge of our land was torn off and came flying towards me," he recalls. "I hid under a pile of hay and managed to More

Ellen Brown (2019-09-03). The Key to a Sustainable Economy is 5,000 Years Old. counterpunch.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 More

Patrick Cockburn (2019-09-03). Boris Johnson's Slo-Motion Coup Eerily Recalls the Rise of Erdogan. counterpunch.org Britain is experiencing a slow-moving coup d'etat in which a right-wing government progressively closes down or marginalises effective opposition to its rule. It concentrates power in its own hands by stifling parliament, denouncing its opponents as traitors to the nation, displacing critics in its own ranks, and purging non-partisan civil servants. | More

Bruce Bostick (2019-09-03). Working-class solidarity: George Edwards and the pink hard hat. peoplesworld.org When I hired into the steel mill, Lorain Works — U.S. Steel, in 1970, it was a monstrous place, smoking, churning out tons of steel, with thousands of workers going in and out almost constantly. Around 9,000 workers, they said. The town of Lorain was/is an old mill town, with more bars than churches and …

RT (2019-09-03). US Catholic school bans Harry Potter books after consulting exorcists. rt.com A Catholic School in Nashville has banned Harry Potter books from its library, because a pastor decided that "the curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells." | Well, hide your cynicism, because reports suggest that Reverend Dan Reehil from St. Edward Catholic School did not make this highly controversial decision lightly. Before sending JK Rowling's books into purgatory, he "consulted several exorcists in the US and Rome" who decided that the boy wizard had to go. Has an exorcist ever said 'Actually, don't worry about it' to any question ever? | In an email, Reehil claims: "These books p…

Staff (2019-09-03). Joe Biden Taps Influence Industry Despite Pledge on Lobbyists. truthdig.com The money the presidential candidate has received from employees of major lobbying firms dwarfs that of the rest of the Democratic field.

Rivera Sun (2019-09-03). Sparking Change: How Movements Pass on Inspiration. counterpunch.org Change doesn't happen in a vacuum. Resistance is a continuum. Nonviolent movements arise amidst the efforts of many other struggles. The knowledge of how to organize for change is a global legacy passed between movements and generations of activists through lineages of inspiration that stretch through hundreds of years. (The first recorded strike happened in More

Ed Sykes (2019-09-03). US-Israeli journalist reveals 'really sad' truth about far-right support for Israel. thecanary.co Israeli-American journalist Mairav Zonszein has shared a "really sad" assessment of far-right support for the Israeli state. | As supporters of Donald Trump held a 'straight pride' event in Boston on 31 August, Zonszein tweeted about the presence of Israeli flags, insisting: | t.co/6nRv

WSWS (2019-09-03). Far-right Alternative for Germany makes gains in local German elections. wsws.org The fascistic party was the main beneficiary in the collapse in support for the parties that make up the ruling grand coalition.

Washington's Blog (2019-09-03). 53 Admitted False Flag Attacks. globalresearch.ca Relevant article selected from the GR archive, first published in February 2015. | Not Theory … Admitted Fact | There are many documented false flag attacks, where a government carries out a terror attack … and then falsely blames its enemy for …

Elliot Sperber (2019-09-03). Revolution or Death . counterpunch.org Revolution or Death Apropos Atropos Who, with her sisters, Determined existence According to myth Even Zeus was constrained By Atropos, Clotho, and Lachesis — Pegasus, Eddie Pus, All of us, they say By the Fates, You know… Though the Romans called her Morta — Death — Atropos means the negation of Tropos No turning — so, no revolution More

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 …

commondreams (2019-09-03). Sanders, Lee, Khanna, Gaetz Lead Bipartisan Effort to Defund U.S. Role in Saudi War in Yemen. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2019-09-03). Australian worker killed in fall on Sydney construction site. wsws.org Mohamad Riche, who died in an avoidable accident on August 21, was the sixth construction worker in Australia to lose his life on worksites this year.

Terje Maloy (2019-09-03). Did Trump Tacitly Threaten to Use Biological Weapons to Exterminate 10 Million? globalresearch.ca "We could win that war so fast if I wanted to kill 10 million people … which I don't. I'm not looking to kill a big portion of that country [Afghanistan]," | "I have plans on Afghanistan that, if I wanted …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-09-03). Hurricane Wars. Awaiting Another Deadly Storm. globalresearch.ca As we in Florida await in our (hopefully) boarded up and sandbagged homes the arrival of but another deadly storm, one has time to sit and ponder things. This writer lived through a major hurricane assault, when Mathew trampled through …

Hans Stehling (2019-09-03). Boris Johnson Threatens to Suspend Parliament, Reminiscent of Dissolution of the Reichstag in Nazi Germany? globalresearch.ca In 1933 Germany, democracy was threatened and finally destroyed by the Nazi Party who eliminated those who opposed their Fascist ideology of mass murder and genocide. Hitler and his cohort of Storm Troopers persuaded the German Head of State, General …

Van Robison (2019-09-03). The Meaning of Human Life. globalresearch.ca Human life is precious, limited in time and delicate, fragile and unpredictable. There seems to be two types of humans on earth and they are those with no conscience and those who have compassion, empathy and genuine concern for others….

Abshir (2019-09-03). Nea Kavala Refugee Camp: Hell in Northern Greece. globalresearch.ca I cried when I heard that the Greek government said that it is going to send 1000 refugees from Moiria camp on Lesbos to Nea Kavala on the mainland. They want to relieve the pressure on the camp with all …

The Global Research Team (2019-09-03). Help Global Research Ride the Storm. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | We find ourselves in troubled waters. Global Research, like many independent voices all over the globe, is feeling the effects of online measures set up to curtail access to our website, and by consequence, hinder our finances. We …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-03). 'Not Enough': Critics Say Walmart Must Go Beyond Corporate PR and Half-Measures on Guns. commondreams.org Leading gun control groups praised Walmart Tuesday after the company announced its stores would no longer sell certain firearm ammunition and would reduce its gun sales, citing recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio—but the applause came with keen awareness that small steps by corporations won't stop gun violence and that lawmakers must take responsibility for the epidemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-03). Despite Reversal for Harvard Student, Deportations Based on US Search of Social Media Denounced as Troubling 'New Normal'. commondreams.org Representatives for Ismail Ajjawi, a 17-year-old Palestinian student who was refused entry to the U.S. last week when he arrived to begin his freshman year at Harvard, credited outcry that resulted from Ajjawi's treatment with forcing immigration officials to allow him into the country—while his story drew attention to similar cases. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-03). 'Flat-Out Lying': Critics Reject Biden Effort to Re-Write History on His Support for US Invasion of Iraq. commondreams.org "Biden claiming to have been against the Iraq War from the start is arguably the most outlandish lie any Democrat has told this campaign." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-03). 'Endemic Impunity': UN Report on Yemen Says United States, France, and Britain May Be Complicit in War Crimes. commondreams.org "Five years into the conflict, violations against Yemeni civilians continue unabated, with total disregard for the plight of the people and a lack of international action to hold parties to the conflict accountable." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-03). New Report Warns of Deepfakes and Social Media Disinformation Campaigns That Aim to Undermine 2020 Election. commondreams.org A report published Tuesday by New York University warns that fake videos and other misleading or false information could be deployed by domestic and foreign sources in efforts influence the U.S. 2020 presidential election campaign and details how voters, federal lawmakers, and social media companies can combat such disinformation. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-03). As Aerial Footage of Devastated Bahamas Emerges, Campaigners Ask How Much Destruction and Death Before Global Climate Action Taken? commondreams.org As the National Hurricane Center announced Tuesday that Hurricane Dorian's core was "finally moving away from Grand Bahama Island," toward the Southeastern U.S. coast, footage of the storm's devastation flooded the internet alongside calls for governments and the news media to recognize the here-and-now destruction of the climate emergency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-09-03). Amazónia, os incendiários gritam: 'Há fogo!'. globalresearch.ca Perante a propagaàßà£o dos incêndios na Amazónia, a Cimeira do G7 mudo a sua agenda para 'enfrentar a emergência'. Os Sete — Franàßa, Alemanha, Grà£-Bretanha, Itália, Japà£o, Canadá e Estados Unidos — assumiram, juntamente com a Unià£o Europeia, o papel …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-09-03). Amazzonia, gli incendiari gridano al fuoco. globalresearch.ca Di fronte al dilagare degli incendi in Amazzonia, il vertice del G7 ha cambiato la sua agenda per ´affrontare l'emergenza ª. I Sette — Francia, Germania, Gran Bretagna, Italia, Giappone, Canada e Stati uniti — hanno assunto, insieme all'Unione europea, il …

Staff (2019-09-03). Headlines for September 3, 2019. democracynow.org Gunman Kills 7 People, Injures 22 in West Texas as State Enacts New Pro-Gun Legislation, Federal Court Rules Victims of 2015 Charleston Mass Shooting Can Sue U.S. Gov't, Hurricane Dorian Pummels Bahamas, Killing 5 People, Kabul Bomb Attack Kills At Least 16 as U.S. Announces Draft Peace Plan with Taliban, 2 Million People in Assam Face Statelessness, Imprisonment After India Publishes Citizens Register, Hong Kong Protesters Take to Streets as Chinese Media Ramps Up Threatening Rhetoric, U.K. PM Boris Johnson Threatens Snap Election as Labour Hopes to Force Brexit Extension, Far-Right Party Makes Gains But Fails t…

The Canary (2019-09-03). Tory rebels vow to defy PM's 'hypocritcal' threats in no-deal Brexit showdown. thecanary.co Tory rebels have accused Boris Johnson of attempting to destroy the party as they vowed to defy threats of deselection and vote to block a no-deal Brexit.Former chancellor Philip Hammond accused Downing Street of "rank hypocrisy" and warned of the "fight of a lifetime" if officials attempt to prevent him from standing at the next general election as a Conservative candidate.Dominic Grieve, who served as attorney general in David Cameron's government, said threats made this week to withdraw the whip from any Tories voting against the Government demonstrated Johnson's "ruthlessness" in power.Tory rebel Dominic Grie…

United Nations (2019-09-03). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Guatemala, Hurricane Dorian, Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia and post-Brexit UK trade. un.org A recap of Tuesday's stories: International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala successfully completes mandate; UN prioritizes Hurricane Dorian assistance; Nowhere to hide in Yemen; Insecurity and Violence in Nigeria; Post-Brexit export losses likely in billions for UK; Hunger in Somalia.

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2019-09-03). 25 years since the IRA's ceasefire and the UK still doesn't know how to relate to Ireland. thecanary.co On 31 August 1994, the IRA announced the first of two major ceasefires in the 1990s. It ended a 26-year period of war and violence. | Yet despite the hope brought by that ceasefire, it was met with suspicion and mistrust. And through its botched handling of Brexit and…

Tommy McKearney (2019-09-03). Brexit and the EU: Social Crisis in The Republic of Ireland. globalresearch.ca The Brexit storm-clouds are gathering, and the political class in Dublin is in a tizzy. Having placed almost all its emphasis on the mantra of the "hard, militarised border and return to violence," they will be deprived of any coherent …

Fabian Goldmann, Florian Zollman & Hans Blixi (2019-09-03). Sanctions and Double Standards. indybay.org Sanctions are war with other means-and not an alternative to war. The civilian population pays the price with their bodies and their lives. Export prohibitions on the most important revenues of a country cause impoverishment and suffering. That Iran has not attacked another country militarily in the last 100 years is mostly unmentioned in the media.

Multi-Faith Immigration Coalition for Action (2019-09-03). Crisis at the Border: Local Faith Responses and Call to Action. indybay.org First Presbyterian Church, 1965 Colfax St, Concord, CA 94520…

Yelp DiverseBurst SF (2019-09-03). "Now What": The State of Immigration Under Trump. indybay.org Yelp HQ, 140 New Montgomery Street, Level 8, San Francisco, CA 94105…

Nancy Roberts (2019-09-03). Extinction Rebellion SFBay Action to Promote Climate Strike. indybay.org Activists from Extinction Rebellion SFBay were in downtown San Francisco before dawn on September 3, postering to raise awareness of the Global Climate Strike actions, Sept 20-27.

Green Arcade (2019-09-03). American War Hero's Life Destroyed by McCarthyism. indybay.org The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

Staff (2019-09-03). Texas Weakens Gun Laws One Day After Odessa Massacre Leaves 7 Dead, 22 Injured. democracynow.org A gunman killed seven people and injured 22 others on Saturday, including a 17-month-old girl. Police have identified the shooter as 36-year-old Seth Ator. He went on the rampage just hours after being fired from his trucking job. The deadly string of events began when a Midland police officer pulled over Ator for failing to use his signal. Police say Ator then opened fire using an AR-15-style weapon before speeding away. He then began shooting at random residents and motorists. The rampage ended 20 miles away when the gunman died in a shootout with police outside a movie theater in Odessa. Meanwhile, eight new l…

Staff (2019-09-03). Fueled by Climate Change, Hurricane Dorian Devastates the Bahamas in "Unprecedented Disaster" democracynow.org Hurricane Dorian is continuing to wreak havoc in the Bahamas, where massive storms and flooding have killed five people and left many stranded on the Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands over the weekend. The Category 3 storm pummeled the islands throughout Monday with up to 180-mile-per-hour winds and continued to be stalled in the region Tuesday. Hurricane Dorian is one of the strongest recorded storms to ever strike the Atlantic, and is expected to continue a destructive path toward Florida and then onward to the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina. It made landfall as a Category 5 storm in the Bahamas Sunday. We s…

United Nations (2019-09-03). Following week of bloodshed, 'suffering of the Afghan people must end': UN mission chief. un.org In the wake of a surge in violent strikes by Taliban extremists in Afghanistan over the past week, the country's top UN envoy has pleaded for an end to the fighting through a negotiated peace settlement, and an end to the "indescribable loss" suffered by victims' loved ones…

United Nations (2019-09-03). Nowhere is safe to hide in war-torn Yemen, say UN-appointed rights experts. un.org The people of Yemen have been subject to "numerous" possible war crimes in recent years including forced recruitment of children and sexual abuse in detention, UN-appointed senior rights experts said on Tuesday, in an appeal to the international community to do more to end the conflict.

United Nations (2019-09-03). UN 'prioritizing needs', ramping up aid, as Hurricane Dorian continues to batter the Bahamas. un.org Renewed warnings of deadly destruction in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian have been issued by UN agencies and partners, who said on Tuesday that they're worried "for every single" person on two of the worst-hit Caribbean islands.

United Nations (2019-09-03). Somalia: worst harvest since 2011, with more than 2 million expected to go hungry. un.org Somalia's 2019 cereal harvest is the poorest the country has seen since 2011, when famine strained already scarce resources, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), announced on Tuesday, blaming unreliable weather patterns and "climatic shocks".

United Nations (2019-09-03). Insecurity and violence turn Nigeria into a 'pressure cooker' that must be addressed, says UN rights expert. un.org Nigeria is a pressure cooker of internal conflicts and generalized violence that must be addressed urgently, an independent United Nations expert said on Tuesday, following a fact-finding visit to the country.

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 …

Ed Sykes (2019-09-03). As Corbyn gets targeted by far right in Salford, people blame media smears against him. thecanary.co Britain's media and political establishments have long been dogwhistling to the far right. And as the latter targeted Jeremy Corbyn this week, people held the former to account. | "Traitor": | On 2 September, police arrested far-right agitator James Goddard outside a Corbyn rally in Salford. He and about 10 others blocked the Labour leader's c…

Dean Baker (2019-09-03). No Recession for 2020. counterpunch.org These days the business press is full of predictions of recessions. This could get people worried, except that the track record of economists in predicting recessions is basically awful. As much fun as a bunch of scary warnings from economists is, it is best to look at the data. At the most basic level it More

David Mattson (2019-09-03). Living With Grizzlies. counterpunch.org Grizzly bears indisputably create challenges for those of us privileged to live among them. Our food is their food. Grizzlies are also among the largest of large carnivores in North America. Because of their size and sometimes aggressive defense of personal space they can be dangerous, enough so to have killed around 70 people since More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-03). Unhinged Before the Fall: Boris Johnson, Parliament and Brexit. counterpunch.org The Brexit no deal prospect is engendering an element of lunacy fast seeping into every pore of the British political establishment. As with all steeped in such thinking, some of it made sense. Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been inspired by a mild dictatorial urge, seeking to suspend the UK parliament five weeks out from More

Thomas Klikauer (2019-09-03). East German Neo-Nazis Celebrate After Big Election Win. counterpunch.org On the day of the 80th anniversary of Germany's Nazi-Wehrmacht rolling into Poland — 1st of September 1939, starting the antisemitic race war to total annihilation — two local elections were held in the East-German states of Brandenburg (2.4 million people) and Saxony (4 million people). In both states, Germany's semi-Neo-Nazi party, the AfD made More

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 What we are witnessing is the creation of toxic opposition movements whose goal is the destabilization and destruction of progressive governments. These abhorrent "color revolutions" bear resemblance to the ravages of Attilla the Hun.

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

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 …

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 …

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…

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Saad Abdllah (2019-09-02). Refugee Lessons: Let Us be Free Like the Birds! globalresearch.ca My life has been turned upside down amd inside out. My brain has never had to work so hard to make sense, to survive and to live. For some of my hardest years, the system saw me and treated me …

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…

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…

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"

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…

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…

2019-09-03: Social Media Postees

Texas Weakens Gun Laws One Day After Odessa Massacre Leaves 7 Dead, 22 Injured
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-03
| A gunman killed seven people and injured 22 others on Saturday, including a 17-month-old girl. Police have identified the shooter as 36-year-old Seth Ator. He went on the rampage just hours after being fired from his trucking job. The deadly string of events began when a Midland police officer pulled over Ator for failing to use his signal. Police say Ator then opened fire using an AR-15-style weapon before speeding away. He then began shooting at random residents and motorists. The ramp…
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Heightened Israeli-Lebanese Tensions. A "Declaration of War" by Israel according to President Michel Aoun
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
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 …
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Video: Hezbollah Strikes Israeli Military Vehicle Amid Escalation in Southern Lebanon
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
A large-scale escalation has taken place on the contact line between Israeli forces and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. | On September 1, the Israeli military launched several shells at unidentified targets in Shebaa Farms, located in the Israeli-occupied area. An Israeli …
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Meet the militantly pro-Israel Trump official directing the economic war on Iran
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-03
From her influential post at the Treasury Department, Sigal Mandelker has vowed to defend "our great partner, Israel" by sanctioning…
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Racist Ideology and Practice Rooted in Speciesism
David Cantor | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-03
When perceived authorities like President Trump designate immigrants "animals," they authorize abuse of those officially disparaged people. Conscience-challenged people predictably seek to enhance their status by carrying out apparent or explicit wishes of adored "leaders." Trump probably has not personally killed or rounded up anyone. Neither have many other authoritarian despots whose policies and rhetoric …
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Amazonian Communities Need Solidarity, Not Saviours
Daniel Willis | commondreams.org | 2019-09-03
If we truly want to stop the Amazon from burning we must immediately focus on building internationalist solidarity, through new and existing institutions, with indigenous movements in Brazil, the Amazon basin and across the global south. (Photo: Catedral Verde – Floresta Amazonica/Wikimedia) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump Silences Tlaib and Omar for Revealing Human Toll of Occupation
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-03
| Years ago, I visited Gaza. It was in 2009, shortly after the disastrous Israeli war, and I was there to see the damage firsthand with other activists. There was devastation, but that's not what I remember most. | More than the skeletal remains of a hotel on the beach, riddled with holes from artillery fire, I was struck by the laughter of the children running past it, playing. More than the rubble of the American International School of Gaza, I was moved by the sounds of a wedding parading in…
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Starved for Five Days, Disabled Child Succumbs in Indian Province
Pradeep Baisakh | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-03
Starved for five days, Goutam Behera, 17, a disabled child from Odisha, an eastern state of India, finally succumbed on July 8, 2019. Was it a starvation death? Government is evasive; but the activists say, 'yes'. If there are so many food related schemes in the state, then why the starvation deaths? That's the moot…
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Max Blumenthal: Nicaragua beat US regime change, but sanctions and sabotage continue
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-03
The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal explains how Nicaragua celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution just one year after defeating…
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The Many Faces of Immigration Resistance
Andrew Moss | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-03
For the most part, major news organizations like the New York Times, CNN, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times have provided comprehensive, accurate coverage of major immigration-related developments. Significant policy changes and their impacts on people have been presented with careful regard for both detail and larger issues. This is as it should…
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Replacing Ideology With Class
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-03
There is something very peculiar about how politics is talked about. The things that are true and proven to work are called "left" while the things that are false and are proven to fail are called "right". This is why upon education most everyone becomes left, barring a greater force than truth itself in one's interest in education. This is an unprecedented dynamic. Take any other field. In mathematics, in science, in language, truth is proven and then more or less accepted. In politics this isn't the case. Despite things such as socialism, peace, education, regulation, housing and equality always working, there…
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Former Colombian guerrillas rearm as government undermines Peace Accords
James Jordan | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-03
A new phase of armed conflict in Colombia has emerged with the declaration by some former leaders of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — People's Army) that they are reorganizing and rearming as an insurgent force.
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Whose Bread I Eat, His Song I Sing: An International Education Nonprofit and a Devil's Bargain
Mark Ashwill | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-03
2019 is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of International Education (IIE), a well-known US-based private nonprofit that focuses on international student exchange and aid, foreign affairs, and international peace and security. IIE refers to itself as "a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas." While IIE has numerous…
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Colombian peace agreement failing, some rebels return to armed struggle
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-03
Civil war in Colombia may be heating up once again. Appearing in a video released on August 29, Iván Márquez (formerly Luciano Marín Arango) spoke for former FARC guerrillas accompanying him. He announced they had returned "to the mountain," to armed struggle. Guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had fought Colombia's government …
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Ottawa Goes to Havana to Talk Venezuela. Returns Empty-handed
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland has just concluded a working visit to Cuba on August 28 intended to discuss the "crisis in Venezuela" with her Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez. A reading of the news release from the Ministry …
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'Free Julian Assange!' say Roger Waters, John Pilger, and British MP Chris Williamson
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-03
Legendary musician Roger Waters sang "Wish You Were Here" in honor of Julian Assange, at a public concert outside the…
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Another US Great Recession Coming?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
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 …
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As Corbyn gets targeted by far right in Salford, people blame media smears against him
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-09-03
Britain's media and political establishments have long been dogwhistling to the far right. And as the latter targeted Jeremy Corbyn this week, people held the former to account. | "Traitor": | On 2 September, police arrested far-right agitator James Goddard outside a Corbyn rally in Salford. He and about 10 others blocked the Labour leader's c…
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Boyle Heights commemorates the 49th anniversary of Chicano Moratorium
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-03
Los Angeles, CA – On August 29, hundreds of community members, activists and families gathered at a local Chicano art center, Self Help Graphics, to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War. | The event marks the August 29, 1970 Chicano Moratorium, which included over 30,000 Chicanos and supporters marching against the Vietnam War in East Los Angeles. The large march ended with a rally at Laguna Park – now known as Ruben Salazar Park. The moratorium was against the Vietnam War, against the high casualty rate of Chicanos in that war, against police terror and against racis…
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David Koch's Dangerous, Right-Wing "Criminal Justice Reform" Lives On
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-03
| The recent death of billionaire David Koch has focused a bright light on the way he and his massively rich brother Charles have used their money and influence, not least in the arena of criminal punishment reform. | I know many of my fellow social justice organizations, such as the Vera Institute, have taken Koch brothers' money and done some good things with it, like creating a visual data tool to show arre…
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The Real Victims of France's 'Yellow Vest' Revolution
Robert Chalmers | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
Classified 'sublethal', the rubber bullets, teargas and stun grenades used by French police have nevertheless maimed, blinded and killed almost as many in the last six months as in the 20 years before the 'yellow jacket' protests began taking to …
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Sparking Change: How Movements Pass on Inspiration
Rivera Sun | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-03
Change doesn't happen in a vacuum. Resistance is a continuum. Nonviolent movements arise amidst the efforts of many other struggles. The knowledge of how to organize for change is a global legacy passed between movements and generations of activists through lineages of inspiration that stretch through hundreds of years. (The first recorded strike happened in…
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Boris Johnson's Slo-Motion Coup Eerily Recalls the Rise of Erdogan
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-03
Britain is experiencing a slow-moving coup d'etat in which a right-wing government progressively closes down or marginalises effective opposition to its rule. It concentrates power in its own hands by stifling parliament, denouncing its opponents as traitors to the nation, displacing critics in its own ranks, and purging non-partisan civil servants. |…
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Film 'Official Secrets' is the tip of a mammoth iceberg
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-03
A new film depicting the whistleblower Katherine Gun, who tried to stop the Iraq invasion, is largely accurate, but the story is not over, says Sam Husseini. | Source…
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We Are Living in the Wreckage of the War on Terror
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-09-03
Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan rage on with no end in sight. Our delusion was believing they were ever rational, winnable or meaningful.
truthdig.com/articles/we-are-living-in-t…

Far-right Alternative for Germany makes gains in local German elections
wsws.org | 2019-09-03
The fascistic party was the main beneficiary in the collapse in support for the parties that make up the ruling grand coalition.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/03/germ…

US-Israeli journalist reveals 'really sad' truth about far-right support for Israel
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-09-03
Israeli-American journalist Mairav Zonszein has shared a "really sad" assessment of far-right support for the Israeli state. | As supporters of Donald Trump held a 'straight pride' event in Boston on 31 August, Zonszein tweeted about the presence of Israeli flags, insisting: | t.co/6nRv
thecanary.co/us/us-analysis/2019/09/03/u…

As Saudi and UAE Proxies Trade Blows in Southern Yemen, Yemeni Civilians Pay the Price
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-03
According to Yemenis in Aden, the victims of the fighting are always Yemeni, not citizens or soldiers from Saudi Arabia or the UAE, and are part of a larger Saudi-UAE strategy to keep Yemen divided.
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53 Admitted False Flag Attacks
Washington's Blog | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
Relevant article selected from the GR archive, first published in February 2015. | Not Theory … Admitted Fact | There are many documented false flag attacks, where a government carries out a terror attack … and then falsely blames its enemy for …
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Chaos and Old Night: Fracking's Hell Fires Still Burn Bright in Colorado
Phil Doe | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-03
A funny thing happened on the way to the Colorado Capitol this past winter. The new Democratic majority passed a bill that would end the oil industry's reign of terror over the people in the fracking fields of Colorado. The new law, known as SB 181, made the protection of public health, safety, and the environment a condition that had to be met before any new oil and gas wells could be drilled or other infrastructure approved.
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Revolution or Death
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-03
Revolution or Death Apropos Atropos Who, with her sisters, Determined existence According to myth Even Zeus was constrained By Atropos, Clotho, and Lachesis — Pegasus, Eddie Pus, All of us, they say By the Fates, You know… Though the Romans called her Morta — Death — Atropos means the negation of Tropos No turning — so, no revolution…
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Living With Grizzlies
David Mattson | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-03
Grizzly bears indisputably create challenges for those of us privileged to live among them. Our food is their food. Grizzlies are also among the largest of large carnivores in North America. Because of their size and sometimes aggressive defense of personal space they can be dangerous, enough so to have killed around 70 people since…
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Hailstorms at 109 ∞F Wreck Farming in Latur, India
Parth M.N. | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-03
His roof didn't quite come down on him, but it did chase Gunwant around his farm. That image remains vividly etched in his mind. "The tin-roof of the shed on the edge of our land was torn off and came flying towards me," he recalls.
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The Key to a Sustainable Economy is 5,000 Years Old
Ellen Brown | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-03
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…
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No Recession for 2020
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-03
These days the business press is full of predictions of recessions. This could get people worried, except that the track record of economists in predicting recessions is basically awful. As much fun as a bunch of scary warnings from economists is, it is best to look at the data. At the most basic level it…
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Trump Imposes New Tariffs on China
Nick Beams | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
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 …
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Sanders, Lee, Khanna, Gaetz Lead Bipartisan Effort to Defund U.S. Role in Saudi War in Yemen
commondreams.org | 2019-09-03
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US and Israeli Collectors Buy Up What Remains of Yemen's Ancient Heritage
Ahmed AbdulKareem | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
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 …
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Australian worker killed in fall on Sydney construction site
wsws.org | 2019-09-03
Mohamad Riche, who died in an avoidable accident on August 21, was the sixth construction worker in Australia to lose his life on worksites this year.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/03/cons…

Did Trump Tacitly Threaten to Use Biological Weapons to Exterminate 10 Million?
Terje Maloy | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
"We could win that war so fast if I wanted to kill 10 million people … which I don't. I'm not looking to kill a big portion of that country [Afghanistan]," | "I have plans on Afghanistan that, if I wanted …
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Joe Biden Taps Influence Industry Despite Pledge on Lobbyists
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-03
The money the presidential candidate has received from employees of major lobbying firms dwarfs that of the rest of the Democratic field.
truthdig.com/articles/joe-biden-taps-inf…

Hurricane Wars. Awaiting Another Deadly Storm
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
As we in Florida await in our (hopefully) boarded up and sandbagged homes the arrival of but another deadly storm, one has time to sit and ponder things. This writer lived through a major hurricane assault, when Mathew trampled through …
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US Catholic school bans Harry Potter books after consulting exorcists
rt.com | 2019-09-03
A Catholic School in Nashville has banned Harry Potter books from its library, because a pastor decided that "the curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells." | Well, hide your cynicism, because reports suggest that Reverend Dan Reehil from St. Edward Catholic School did not make this highly controversial decision lightly. Before sending JK Rowling's books into purgatory, he "consulted several exorcists in the US and Rome" who decided that the boy wizard had to go. Has an exorcist ever said 'Actually, don't worry about it' to any question ever? | In an email, Reehil claims: "These books p…
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Working-class solidarity: George Edwards and the pink hard hat
Bruce Bostick | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-03
When I hired into the steel mill, Lorain Works — U.S. Steel, in 1970, it was a monstrous place, smoking, churning out tons of steel, with thousands of workers going in and out almost constantly. Around 9,000 workers, they said. The town of Lorain was/is an old mill town, with more bars than churches and …
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Help Global Research Ride the Storm
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
Dear Readers, | We find ourselves in troubled waters. Global Research, like many independent voices all over the globe, is feeling the effects of online measures set up to curtail access to our website, and by consequence, hinder our finances. We …
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Nea Kavala Refugee Camp: Hell in Northern Greece
Abshir | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
I cried when I heard that the Greek government said that it is going to send 1000 refugees from Moiria camp on Lesbos to Nea Kavala on the mainland. They want to relieve the pressure on the camp with all …
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Boris Johnson Threatens to Suspend Parliament, Reminiscent of Dissolution of the Reichstag in Nazi Germany?
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
In 1933 Germany, democracy was threatened and finally destroyed by the Nazi Party who eliminated those who opposed their Fascist ideology of mass murder and genocide. Hitler and his cohort of Storm Troopers persuaded the German Head of State, General …
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The Meaning of Human Life
Van Robison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
Human life is precious, limited in time and delicate, fragile and unpredictable. There seems to be two types of humans on earth and they are those with no conscience and those who have compassion, empathy and genuine concern for others….
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'Not Enough': Critics Say Walmart Must Go Beyond Corporate PR and Half-Measures on Guns
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-03
Leading gun control groups praised Walmart Tuesday after the company announced its stores would no longer sell certain firearm ammunition and would reduce its gun sales, citing recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio—but the applause came with keen awareness that small steps by corporations won't stop gun violence and that lawmakers must take responsibility for the epidemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Despite Reversal for Harvard Student, Deportations Based on US Search of Social Media Denounced as Troubling 'New Normal'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-03
Representatives for Ismail Ajjawi, a 17-year-old Palestinian student who was refused entry to the U.S. last week when he arrived to begin his freshman year at Harvard, credited outcry that resulted from Ajjawi's treatment with forcing immigration officials to allow him into the country—while his story drew attention to similar cases. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Flat-Out Lying': Critics Reject Biden Effort to Re-Write History on His Support for US Invasion of Iraq
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-03
"Biden claiming to have been against the Iraq War from the start is arguably the most outlandish lie any Democrat has told this campaign." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Endemic Impunity': UN Report on Yemen Says United States, France, and Britain May Be Complicit in War Crimes
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-03
"Five years into the conflict, violations against Yemeni civilians continue unabated, with total disregard for the plight of the people and a lack of international action to hold parties to the conflict accountable." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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New Report Warns of Deepfakes and Social Media Disinformation Campaigns That Aim to Undermine 2020 Election
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-03
A report published Tuesday by New York University warns that fake videos and other misleading or false information could be deployed by domestic and foreign sources in efforts influence the U.S. 2020 presidential election campaign and details how voters, federal lawmakers, and social media companies can combat such disinformation. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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As Aerial Footage of Devastated Bahamas Emerges, Campaigners Ask How Much Destruction and Death Before Global Climate Action Taken?
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-03
As the National Hurricane Center announced Tuesday that Hurricane Dorian's core was "finally moving away from Grand Bahama Island," toward the Southeastern U.S. coast, footage of the storm's devastation flooded the internet alongside calls for governments and the news media to recognize the here-and-now destruction of the climate emergency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Amazónia, os incendiários gritam: 'Há fogo!'
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
Perante a propagaàßà£o dos incêndios na Amazónia, a Cimeira do G7 mudo a sua agenda para 'enfrentar a emergência'. Os Sete — Franàßa, Alemanha, Grà£-Bretanha, Itália, Japà£o, Canadá e Estados Unidos — assumiram, juntamente com a Unià£o Europeia, o papel …
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Amazzonia, gli incendiari gridano al fuoco
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
Di fronte al dilagare degli incendi in Amazzonia, il vertice del G7 ha cambiato la sua agenda per ´affrontare l'emergenza ª. I Sette — Francia, Germania, Gran Bretagna, Italia, Giappone, Canada e Stati uniti — hanno assunto, insieme all'Unione europea, il …
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Unhinged Before the Fall: Boris Johnson, Parliament and Brexit
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-03
The Brexit no deal prospect is engendering an element of lunacy fast seeping into every pore of the British political establishment. As with all steeped in such thinking, some of it made sense. Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been inspired by a mild dictatorial urge, seeking to suspend the UK parliament five weeks out from…
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Tuesday's Daily Brief: Guatemala, Hurricane Dorian, Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia and post-Brexit UK trade
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-03
A recap of Tuesday's stories: International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala successfully completes mandate; UN prioritizes Hurricane Dorian assistance; Nowhere to hide in Yemen; Insecurity and Violence in Nigeria; Post-Brexit export losses likely in billions for UK; Hunger in Somalia.
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Tory rebels vow to defy PM's 'hypocritcal' threats in no-deal Brexit showdown
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-03
Tory rebels have accused Boris Johnson of attempting to destroy the party as they vowed to defy threats of deselection and vote to block a no-deal Brexit.Former chancellor Philip Hammond accused Downing Street of "rank hypocrisy" and warned of the "fight of a lifetime" if officials attempt to prevent him from standing at the next general election as a Conservative candidate.Dominic Grieve, who served as attorney general in David Cameron's government, said threats made this week to withdraw the whip from any Tories voting against the Government demonstrated Johnson's "ruthlessness" in power.Tory rebel Dominic Grie…
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25 years since the IRA's ceasefire and the UK still doesn't know how to relate to Ireland
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2019-09-03
On 31 August 1994, the IRA announced the first of two major ceasefires in the 1990s. It ended a 26-year period of war and violence. | Yet despite the hope brought by that ceasefire, it was met with suspicion and mistrust. And through its botched handling of Brexit and…
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Brexit and the EU: Social Crisis in The Republic of Ireland
Tommy McKearney | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
The Brexit storm-clouds are gathering, and the political class in Dublin is in a tizzy. Having placed almost all its emphasis on the mantra of the "hard, militarised border and return to violence," they will be deprived of any coherent …
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Sanctions and Double Standards
Fabian Goldmann, Florian Zollman & Hans Blixi | indybay.org | 2019-09-03
Sanctions are war with other means-and not an alternative to war. The civilian population pays the price with their bodies and their lives. Export prohibitions on the most important revenues of a country cause impoverishment and suffering. That Iran has not attacked another country militarily in the last 100 years is mostly unmentioned in the media.
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Crisis at the Border: Local Faith Responses and Call to Action
Multi-Faith Immigration Coalition for Action | indybay.org | 2019-09-03
First Presbyterian Church, 1965 Colfax St, Concord, CA 94520…
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"Now What": The State of Immigration Under Trump
Yelp DiverseBurst SF | indybay.org | 2019-09-03
Yelp HQ, 140 New Montgomery Street, Level 8, San Francisco, CA 94105…
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Extinction Rebellion SFBay Action to Promote Climate Strike
Nancy Roberts | indybay.org | 2019-09-03
Activists from Extinction Rebellion SFBay were in downtown San Francisco before dawn on September 3, postering to raise awareness of the Global Climate Strike actions, Sept 20-27.
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American War Hero's Life Destroyed by McCarthyism
Green Arcade | indybay.org | 2019-09-03
The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…
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East German Neo-Nazis Celebrate After Big Election Win
Thomas Klikauer | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-03
On the day of the 80th anniversary of Germany's Nazi-Wehrmacht rolling into Poland — 1st of September 1939, starting the antisemitic race war to total annihilation — two local elections were held in the East-German states of Brandenburg (2.4 million people) and Saxony (4 million people). In both states, Germany's semi-Neo-Nazi party, the AfD made…
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Texas Weakens Gun Laws One Day After Odessa Massacre Leaves 7 Dead, 22 Injured
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-03
A gunman killed seven people and injured 22 others on Saturday, including a 17-month-old girl. Police have identified the shooter as 36-year-old Seth Ator. He went on the rampage just hours after being fired from his trucking job. The deadly string of events began when a Midland police officer pulled over Ator for failing to use his signal. Police say Ator then opened fire using an AR-15-style weapon before speeding away. He then began shooting at random residents and motorists. The rampage ended 20 miles away when the gunman died in a shootout with police outside a movie theater in Odessa. Meanwhile, eight new l…
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Fueled by Climate Change, Hurricane Dorian Devastates the Bahamas in "Unprecedented Disaster"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-03
Hurricane Dorian is continuing to wreak havoc in the Bahamas, where massive storms and flooding have killed five people and left many stranded on the Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands over the weekend. The Category 3 storm pummeled the islands throughout Monday with up to 180-mile-per-hour winds and continued to be stalled in the region Tuesday. Hurricane Dorian is one of the strongest recorded storms to ever strike the Atlantic, and is expected to continue a destructive path toward Florida and then onward to the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina. It made landfall as a Category 5 storm in the Bahamas Sunday. We s…
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Following week of bloodshed, 'suffering of the Afghan people must end': UN mission chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-03
In the wake of a surge in violent strikes by Taliban extremists in Afghanistan over the past week, the country's top UN envoy has pleaded for an end to the fighting through a negotiated peace settlement, and an end to the "indescribable loss" suffered by victims' loved ones…
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Nowhere is safe to hide in war-torn Yemen, say UN-appointed rights experts
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-03
The people of Yemen have been subject to "numerous" possible war crimes in recent years including forced recruitment of children and sexual abuse in detention, UN-appointed senior rights experts said on Tuesday, in an appeal to the international community to do more to end the conflict.
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UN 'prioritizing needs', ramping up aid, as Hurricane Dorian continues to batter the Bahamas
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-03
Renewed warnings of deadly destruction in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian have been issued by UN agencies and partners, who said on Tuesday that they're worried "for every single" person on two of the worst-hit Caribbean islands.
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Somalia: worst harvest since 2011, with more than 2 million expected to go hungry
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-03
Somalia's 2019 cereal harvest is the poorest the country has seen since 2011, when famine strained already scarce resources, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), announced on Tuesday, blaming unreliable weather patterns and "climatic shocks".
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Insecurity and violence turn Nigeria into a 'pressure cooker' that must be addressed, says UN rights expert
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-03
Nigeria is a pressure cooker of internal conflicts and generalized violence that must be addressed urgently, an independent United Nations expert said on Tuesday, following a fact-finding visit to the country.
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US Sanctions Threats Won't Stop Russia-Africa Security Cooperation
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
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 …
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Odessa gunman was sacked hours before going on shooting spree — report
rt.com | 2019-09-02
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…
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Venezuela, Ukraine, Hong Kong, … : Color Revolutions and Regime Change, A Modern Scourge Spawning Economic Destabilization and Civil War
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-02
What we are witnessing is the creation of toxic opposition movements whose goal is the destabilization and destruction of progressive governments. These abhorrent "color revolutions" bear resemblance to the ravages of Attilla the Hun.
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Hong Kong's Enemy Within
Thomas Hon Wing Polin | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-02
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…
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The West's "Humanitarian" Claims as Syrian War Nears Endgame
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-02
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 …
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Undeclared US Airstrike on Syria's Idlib Leaves Multiple Casualties
RT | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-02
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 …
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Venezuela Points Finger at Duque for Breakdown of Colombian Peace Process
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-02
The Maduro government also refuted accusations that it offers "refuge" to FARC-EP rebels.
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Venezuela Exposes Failed Plan to Attack Justice Palace, Police Headquarters
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-02
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.
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A Recolonizaàßà£o da América Latina e a Guerra na Venezuela
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-02
"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 | …
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From Trump Tower to Dictatorial Trump Power Over Law
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-02
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…
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Take forward the fight to free Julian Assange!
wsws.org | 2019-09-02
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/02/pers…

Protesters demand MN divest from Elbit
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-02
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…
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This Labor Day, We Need Real Plans to Build Worker Power
Finn Collom | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-02
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…
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Justifications for Inequality: The Neuroses of Kochland
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-02
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…
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What the New Yorker Got Wrong About Forests and Wildfires
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-02
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,…
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How Animal Researchers Stay Out of the News
Martha Rosenberg | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-02
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.
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James Comey, Whistleblower
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-02
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…
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Democracy Needs Unions
Christine Owens | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-02
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…
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Saudi airstrikes on Yemen prison kill more than 100
wsws.org | 2019-09-02
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/02/yeme…

Twenty-five-year-old miner crushed to death in Pennsylvania coal mine
wsws.org | 2019-09-02
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.
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US conducts ground launch cruise missile test
Ian Gamble | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-02
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.
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The media goes into 'attack Corbyn' mode ahead of a possible snap election. His response is sublime
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-09-02
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…
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Refugee Lessons: Let Us be Free Like the Birds!
Saad Abdllah | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-02
My life has been turned upside down amd inside out. My brain has never had to work so hard to make sense, to survive and to live. For some of my hardest years, the system saw me and treated me …
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Jewish Chronicle forced to pay £50k after falsely linking Palestinian charity with terrorism
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-09-02
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…
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'Trailblazer in the Name of Peace': Anti-War Hero Frances Crowe Dies at 100
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-02
"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…
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Johnson is 'goading' Tory rebels so he can force an election, says Gauke
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-02
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"
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