Daily Archives: September 6, 2019

2019-09-06: News Headlines

John Bachtell (2019-09-06). With hurricane destruction as backdrop, Democratic aspirants address climate change. peoplesworld.org Hurricane Dorian, with its decimating fury unleashed on the Bahamas and the Southeastern U.S. seacoast, became the latest red alert warning of the rapidly mounting effects of climate change. It was also the backdrop for a historic Democratic presidential town hall forum on the climate crisis. The forum was nationally televised on Sept. 4 by …

Mac Slavo (2019-09-06). America's "Ministry of Truth" Has Unleashed the Military to Fight "Disinformation" globalresearch.ca The dystopian times warned about by George Orwell in his iconic book, 1984 are upon us. The United States has just unleashed DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and the Pentagon, as their own Ministry of Truth in order …

Anya Parampil (2019-09-06). "Go to hell": Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann stages WhatsApp meltdown when confronted with his own hypocrisy and lack of transparency. thegrayzone.com Over the course of an entire day, Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann melted down on WhatsApp after I confronted him…

Reese Erlich (2019-09-06). Foreign Correspondent: Can Trump Bring Peace to Afghanistan? progressive.org Don't hold your breath.

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-06). Trump's Anti-Iran "Blood Money" Offer: "$15 Million for Any Person Who Helps Us Disrupt the Financial Operations of Iran's IRGC-Qods Force" globalresearch.ca According to Christian scripture, bribe money is blood money, a longstanding US specialty — followed by toughness when offers are rejected. | Bribery for political, economic, military, and/or other purposes reflects a corrupt society — what characterizes US public and private …

Jason Ditz (2019-09-06). Israeli Officials Consider Attacking Iran, Believing Trump Won't Oppose It. globalresearch.ca The New York Times may have referred to it as " The Secret History of the Push to Strike Iran," but it's hardly a secret that Israeli and US hawks have been angling for a war against Iran for …

Mark Gruenberg (2019-09-06). Rating the presidential hopefuls: Only a few support unions in public. peoplesworld.org Labor Day is now past and the madcap race for the Democratic presidential nomination enters the fall, though with fewer hopefuls in the running. That's because the Democratic National Committee, sponsor of the series of nationally-televised debates between the aspirants, has imposed higher criteria for those who seek to qualify for the third round, in …

WSWS (2019-09-06). Washington escalates "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran. wsws.org More than a year after re-imposing a punishing sanctions regime, and no closer to achieving regime change, the US is adopting increasingly reckless measures.

Staff (2019-09-06). We Are Teetering on the Brink of War With Iran. truthdig.com Sanctions are squeezing Tehran to death. If the EU can't salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, things could escalate quickly.

RT (2019-09-06). 'Jack Ryan' TV show means US coup in Venezuela is toast. rt.com CIA agent Jack Ryan will tackle 'nuclear-armed' Venezuela in the next season of the Amazon streaming show. That is perhaps the clearest admission that Washington's attempt at regime change in Caracas has failed. | Amazon teased the second season of 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' this week, ahead of its premiere in November. The 90-second trailer shows the title character on a mission to Venezuela, which may have secretly obtained nuclear weapons from the evil Russians (who else?), or something to that effect. | Needless to say, this has been met with everything from raised eyebrows to outright derision by journalist…

Eds. (2019-09-06). Returning to Fidel as the Amazon burns. mronline.org More than 27 years have passed since Fidel's warning, during the Earth Summit in Brazil, that an important species was endangered: human beings. | Source

Staff (2019-09-06). U.S. Propaganda Doesn't Get More Shameless Than 'Jack Ryan'. truthdig.com In the second season of the Amazon series, the titular hero races against the clock to stop Venezuela from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

The Intercept (2019-09-06). Livestream: The Right to a Future — With Naomi Klein and Greta Thunberg. theintercept.com The Intercept invites you to watch a special event in New York City hosted by Intercept senior correspondent Naomi Klein, author of the forthcoming book "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," and headlined by trailblazing climate activist Greta Thunberg, author of "No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference." Together with youth leaders Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Xiye Bastida, and Vic Barrett, as well as Indigenous Amazon leader Tuntiak Katan, Thunberg and Klein will help us envision a just and sustainable future, confront our climate emergency, and discuss the emerging cross-generational, transnational mov…

teleSUR -EF (2019-09-06). Bolivia: President Evo Morales Signs Into Effect Cancer Law. telesurenglish.net In an event carried out in the city of La Paz, President Evo Morales signed into effect the Cancer Law, the first measure in Bolivia to provide comprehensive health care that will focus on preventing and diagnosing cancer among citizens and will provide access to treatments and medicines, as well as improve cancer-related medical equipment in health centers. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Amazon Fire Hotspots Reduced by 85% | The event that was held at the presidential palace was attended by association…

teleSUR (2019-09-06). South American Leaders Begin Emergency Summit on Amazon Fires. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Evo Morales is traveling to Colombia Friday in order to participate to an emergency summit with presidents of the region about the preservation of the Amazon. | RELATED: | Amazon Forest: 2 Landowners Arrested for Burning 5,000 Hectares | The presidents invited to the southern city of Leticia include Ecuador's Lenin Moreno, Colombia's Ivan Duque, and Peru's Martin Vizcarra. Surinam's Vice President Michael Ashwin Adhin will also be present at the high-level me…

Sarang Narasimhaiah (2019-09-06). "Everywhere is Kashmir": Unraveling Weaponized, Corporatized Hindustan in India's Northeast. counterpunch.org "In India today," said an Indigenous activist I recently interviewed in the northeastern Indian state of Jharkhand, "everywhere is Kashmir." At first glance, this statement seems overblown, perhaps even outrageous. No other part of India is as much of a consolidated internal colony as Kashmir. For that matter, Palestine is one of the only other More

Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner (2019-09-06). Mastercard Blocks Two Venezuelan Banks as Inflation Rises. venezuelanalysis.com A Chinese contractor has also suspended work on an oil expansion project.

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (2019-09-06). Video: Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr. Mahathir Speaks at the Vladivostok Summit. globalresearch.ca Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad spoke at a plenary session of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum 2019 in Vladivostok, Russia on Thursday. | Malaysia was taking part in the forum for the first time. | Other leaders who attended the plenary …

Pepe Escobar (2019-09-06). Welcome to the Indo-Russia Maritime Silk Road. globalresearch.ca There's no way to follow the complex inner workings of the Eurasia integration process without considering what takes place annually at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. | BRICS for the moment may be dead — considering the nasty cocktail of …

South Front (2019-09-06). Video: Syrian Army Prepares Security Operation in Western Aleppo. globalresearch.ca Late on September 3, Idlib militants carried out an attack on Russia's Hmeimim Airbase with armed unmanned aerial vehicles. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the airbase's air-defense forces intercepted all the UAVs. The attack caused no casualties or damage …

Michael Atkinson (2019-09-06). Immigrant Song: 'I'm Leaving Now'. progressive.org A new documentary trains our focus on an underexposed slice of the immigration dynamic: the urge to return home.

teleSUR (2019-09-06). No Agreement Reached to End Power Struggle in Southern Yemen. telesurenglish.net The pro-UAE and pro-Saudi forces have failed to reach a peace deal to end their conflict in southern Yemen after several days of intense peace talks. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia Uses Human Trafficking to Hire Soldiers: Report | According to reports from Yemen, the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on who will control the port-city of Aden and a cessation of hostilities deal that would put an end to the fighting. | Saudi Arabia, leader of an Arab coalition battling Yemen's…

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-06). Trump Regime Training Paramilitaries to Attack Venezuela? globalresearch.ca Washington wants Bolivarian Venezuela transformed into a US vassal state — to eliminate its social democracy and gain control over its vast oil reserves, the world's largest. | On Wednesday, the Trump regime earmarked over $120 million for Colombia. | Masquerading as …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-06). What Happened on the Planes on September 11, 2001? The 9/11 Cell Phone Calls. The 9/11 Commission "Script" Was Fabricated. globalresearch.ca Given the prevailing technology in September 2001, it was extremely difficult, if not impossible, to place a wireless cell call from an aircraft traveling at high speed above 8000 feet: At least part of the Commission's script in Chapter 1 on the cell phone conversations, is fabricated.

Robert Scheer (2019-09-06). The Most Consequential Whistleblower Who Wasn't. truthdig.com While so many have heard of whistleblowers Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden making history in recent years, few have heard the story of Katharine Gun, the subject of the film "Official Secrets," directed and co-written by Gavin Hood. On the latest installment of "Scheer Intelligence," the "Official Secrets" director tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer that he learned about Gun from Ged Doherty, a producer he'd worked with on the film "Eye in the Sky" about drone warfare, and realized the whistleblowe…

Ralph Nader (2019-09-06). Chuck Todd, Labor Day, and Getting Serious. counterpunch.org Labor Day has come and gone. To most people it's a day off and a splash of sales. The symbolism and meaning that inspired this national holiday back in 1894 has long since dissipated. Labor Day parades are affairs of the past, with very few exceptions, and those that still exist are facing dwindling participation More

Kathleen Wallace (2019-09-06). Extinction Via Rugged Individualism. counterpunch.org I was recently amused by a train of thought on Twitter excoriating Henry David Thoreau for his experiment in self-sufficient living. True, he was on the land of his wealthy neighbor, his mother did his laundry (and brought him old-timey donuts to eat), but it was rugged, dammit. Okay, it was something akin to a More

Andrew Levine (2019-09-06). Trump Year Three: Three Random Late Summer Thoughts. counterpunch.org The underlying premise was never plausible, but for a while it was still possible to hope that, under Trump, American foreign policy would be less bellicose than it would have been had Hillary Clinton not managed to lose the 2016 election. Trump did, after all, seem less enthusiastic about restoring the Cold War that the More

Ron Jacobs (2019-09-06). A Battle for Existence. counterpunch.org They are landscapes my mind escapes to regularly. The painted canyons in eastern Montana and the Zion region of Utah. Forests of huge conifers in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and northern California. The incredible arid desolation of Utah west of Salt Lake City and the deserts of Nevada. Sagebrushed plains in the Southwest. More

Richard Moser (2019-09-06). A Different‚Äã War Story: the Soldier and Veteran Resistance Against the War in Vietnam. counterpunch.org The battle over American war stories began during the peak of the last revolution. Millions of Americans and tens of thousands of veterans and soldiers opposed the war in Vietnam. In the war's moral outrages, crimes and betrayals, many saw the US empire for the first time. [1] For the last 40 years, the ruling class More

James Bovard (2019-09-06). 9/11 and the American Orwellian Nightmare. counterpunch.org Next week will mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Politicians and bureaucrats wasted no time after that carnage to unleash the Surveillance State on average Americans, treating every citizen like a terrorist suspect. Since the government failed to protect the public, Americans somehow forfeited their constitutional right to privacy. Despite heroic efforts by former NSA staffer Edward Snowden and a host of activists and freedom fighters, the government continues ravaging American privacy. More

CounterSpin (2019-09-06). Hassan El Tayyab on US Out of Yemen, Kate Bronfenbrenner on Labor Board vs. Labor. fair.org Media…

Conn Hallinan (2019-09-06). Funerals for glaciers: Is it too late for Europe's Green New Deal? peoplesworld.org On Aug. 18, several dozen people gathered around a patch of snow in Iceland to commemorate the demise of the Okjokull glacier, a victim of climate change. Further to the west, Greenland shed 217 billion tons of ice in the month of July alone. Paris reached 108.7 degrees on July 25, and normally cold, blustery …

Staff (2019-09-06). Ex-Starbucks CEO Schultz Rules Out Independent 2020 Bid. truthdig.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he's no longer considering an independent presidential bid. | Schultz said Friday in a letter posted on his website, "I have concluded that an independent campaign for the White House is not how I can best serve our country at this time." | Schultz faced intense resistance from Democratic activists who feared an independent run would give President Donald Trump an easier path to reelection. Schultz says not enough people are willing to back an independent because they fear doing so "mi…

Ted Rall (2019-09-06). Billionaires Who Promise to Save Journalism. counterpunch.org Let's talk about fraud: "a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities," the dictionary calls it. Let's also discuss breach of contract. "A breach of contract occurs when the promise of the contract is not kept, because one party has failed to fulfill their More

John Feffer (2019-09-06). Burning Down the House. counterpunch.org Doesn't idiocy ever take a vacation? As August wound down, the populist troika of Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, and Jair Bolsonaro proved once again that the United States, the United Kingdom, and Brazil would be better off with no leaders rather than the dubious characters that currently pretend to govern these countries. In all three More

Sam Pizzigati (2019-09-06). The Political Economy of the Opioid Epidemic. counterpunch.org Late this October, in Ohio, a jury will begin hearing evidence against the pharmaceutical giants that have manufactured — and profited royally from — the opioid epidemic. This Ohio trial will be the most significant courtroom skirmish yet between Big Pharma and the over 2,000 states, localities, and other complainants that have filed suit against More

Chuck Collins (2019-09-06). Tax the Rich Before the Rest. counterpunch.org Presidential candidates should take a pledge: The middle class should not pay one dollar more in new taxes until the super-rich pay their fair share. Already candidates are outlining ambitious programs to improve health care, combat climate change, and address the opioid crisis — and trying to explain how they'll pay for it. President Trump, More

Paul Edwards (2019-09-06). The Axis of Atrocity. counterpunch.org If daymare isn't a word, it should be. We're living one. And the shameless, infantile ugliness that rules America today was predicted by visionaries and poets long ago. H.L. Mencken nailed it nearly a century back: "Before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying the mob with him by force of More

Chandra Muzaffar (2019-09-06). Concealing the Truth. counterpunch.org Concealing the truth from the people is not unusual in politics. It is perhaps more pronounced in global politics partly because it is more difficult to hold powerful global actors accountable. That might is right is an adage that rings true at the international level more than in the domestic arena. There are currently a More

Garikai Chengu (2019-09-06). Gaddafi vs the West: Two Revolutions on the Wrong Side of History. globalresearch.ca Sunday marked half a century since Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan revolution, which led to the overthrow of the American-backed King Idris. | In Libya's 1969 revolution, Muammar Gaddafi inherited one of the poorest nations in Africa; however, by the time …

Global Research News (2019-09-06). September 11, 2001: The Fight for 9/11 Truth, Science and Justice 18 Years Later. globalresearch.ca Global Research will be publishing a series of important 9/11 Truth articles in the course of the next few days leading up to the 18th anniversary commemoration of 9/11 attacks. | Follow us on Global Research. | Our archive contains an important …

Shane Quinn (2019-09-06). China's Challenge to American Power? globalresearch.ca By the year 1918, Great Britain's once far-reaching empire was crumbling, with the rate of British decline increased by her hugely expensive and unnecessary involvement in World War I. The United States, meanwhile, was taking over Britain's mantle as the …

Jonathan Turley (2019-09-06). Biden Claims that He Voted for Iraq War and Then "Immediately" Opposed It. globalresearch.ca For those of us who opposed the war resolution on Iraq, the later spins by presidential candidates John Kerry and Hillary Clinton left us incensed. At the time, many of us criticized the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2019-09-06). Looking Back to Move Forward: The First Pan-African Cultural Festival in Algeria, 1969. globalresearch.ca Fifty years ago this year from July 21-31, 1969 in the capital of Algeria, thousands of people gathered for a groundbreaking Pan-African Cultural Festival (PACF). | Official delegations were sent to the manifestation from over 30 independent and contested nations on …

Sarah Abed (2019-09-06). New U.N. Report Highlights US, UK, France War Crimes in Yemen Since 2014. globalresearch.ca The second largest sovereign state in the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen, has been ravaged by war, deliberate starvation, and cholera for over four years. A 274 page U.N. report released on Tuesday, highlights the human rights situation including violations and abuses …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-09-06). What Is the True Unemployment Rate in the US? globalresearch.ca A reader of this blog recently asked an important question: what do I think is the actual unemployment rate in the US today, not the media's 3.8% that is almost always quoted. Here's my reply as to why I calculate …

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2019-09-06). 9/11 Truth: Why Do Good People Become Silent About the Documented Facts that Disprove the Official 9/11 Narrative. globalresearch.ca "It is my firm belief that 9/11 skeptics—and true skeptics of any paradigm-shifting and taboo subject—who publicly expose lies and 'naked emperors' are heroes …They have suffered the ridicule and wrath of those emperors, their minions, and the just plain …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-09-06). Congress Aims "Honest Ads" at the Alternative Media. globalresearch.ca Lee E. Goodman, the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, completely misses the point in an op-ed posted at The Hill. | Goodman says a bill working its way through Congress, the Honest Ads Act, will fail to target …

True Publica (2019-09-06). The Desperate Call for the Good Friday Agreement to be Protected in US-UK Trade Talks. globalresearch.ca The Police Service of Northern Ireland counter-terror chief warns of year-long upsurges in dissident republican support — a motivating factor for extremists in the event of a disorderly exit. Chief Constable Barabara Grey said — | "anxiety levels had risen since …

Mike "Mish" Shedlock (2019-09-06). Car Manufacturers Caught in Crossfire of Trump's Trade War. globalresearch.ca

The global repercussions of Trump's trade wars have a new casualty: US and European car manufacturers. |

Karen Kinney (2019-09-06). At the Dividing Line Between the U.S. and Mexico, Two Very Different Visions of God Meet. commondreams.org If love is indeed an indicator of true religion, then let us choose love. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-09-06). Death toll mounts in Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian lingers off Carolina coast. wsws.org The scenes of devastation on Grand Bahama and Abaco islands have astonished observers and drawn comparison to areas levelled by saturation bombing in wartime.

teleSUR (2019-09-06). Hurricane Dorian Hits North Carolina Coast as Storm Reaches US. telesurenglish.net Hurricane Dorian made landfall in North Carolina on Friday morning, hitting the beach resort area with powerful winds and battering waves. It is advancing slowly northward like a "Category 1" storm, although it still has 90-miles-per-hour winds. | RELATED: | Dorian Death Toll in Bahamas Rises to 30 | The National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced that Dorian traveled at 14 miles per hour as it was moving to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, a state whose coastline will suffer from its effects…

WSWS (2019-09-06). Allentown, Pennsylvania Advance Auto Parts distribution workers on strike. wsws.org Some 550 warehouse workers walked off the job Wednesday to demand better wages and working conditions.

John Stanton (2019-09-06). The United States: A Nation on Suicide Watch. dissidentvoice.org The Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan required major shifts in national resources from civilian to military purposes and contributed to the growth of the budget deficit and public debt. Through FY 2018, the direct costs of the wars will have totaled more than $1.9 trillion, according to US Government figures. Pollution is a serious issue. …

The Canary (2019-09-06). Boris Johnson overpays for box of cod during fish market visit. thecanary.co Boris Johnson appeared to overpay for a box of cod after getting into a bidding war at a fish market in Scotland. | The prime minister joined in with an auction during a visit to Peterhead Fish Market to meet people in the fishing and farming industries. | Johnson, accompanied by the Scottish Secretary Alister Jack, was shown around the market and joined in with bidding for fish, winning an auction for a box of cod with a £185 bid. | Asked whether it was a good price, Simon Brebner — the chief executive of the Peterhead Fish Market, said: "If you're selling, it's a great price. If you're buying, maybe…

Robert Mackey (2019-09-06). Joe Biden Is Proud of His Record on Iraq, but His Plan to Segregate It Would Have Unleashed Chaos. theintercept.com Joe Biden has defended his vote in favor of the Iraq War, but his plan to divide the country along sectarian lines might have made a bad situation worse.

Sandra Cordon (2019-09-06). Leaked IPCC report warns of the future of oceans in climate change. nationofchange.org This topic will be discussed at the Global Landscapes Forum New York 2019. Learn more about how to join here. The world's vast oceans, glacial ice sheets and northern permafrost are poised to unleash disaster, including drought, floods, hunger and destruction, unless dramatic action is taken against human-caused carbon pollution and climate change, warns a leaked …

Emanuel Pastreich (2019-09-06). America's rush back to nuclear weapons. nationofchange.org Lawrence Wilkerson is the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. He is current the Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy in the Government Department of the College of William and Mary. Emanuel Pastreich: What is the current status of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty on nuclear weapons? Lawrence Wilkerson: As …

Marlee Kokotovic (2019-09-06). Trump's border wall pulls funding from military base schools and daycares. nationofchange.org The Pentagon released a statement on Wednesday saying it has authorized $3.6 billion in military construction funds to help fund 175 miles of Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall. This money was originally allocated for roughly 127 Defense Department projects, which included schools and daycare centers for military families. "The wall is being built. It's going up …

Staff (2019-09-06). Joni Ernst Says the Quiet Part Loud. truthdig.com Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) just said out loud what Republican politicians usually only talk about in secret meetings with their billionaire donors: The GOP wants to cut our earned Social Security benefits—and they want to do it behind closed doors so that they don't have to pay the political price. | At a recent town hall, Ernst stated that Congress needs to "sit down behind closed doors" to "address Social Security." She vaguely asserted, "A lot of changes need to be made in this system…

WSWS (2019-09-06). One year since the Chicago house fire that killed ten children. wsws.org Since the time of the Little Village fire, the same processes that led to the blaze in one of Chicago's poor, working-class neighborhoods have led to even more fire tragedies in the city.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-09-06). Roaming Charges: Blood in the Eye of the Storm. counterpunch.org + Joe Biden, who is now claiming he opposed the Iraq War from Day One, (after speaking on the senate floor in favor of it and then voting for it) on September 9, 2003, 6 months after the first bombs fell on Baghdad. Fareed Zakaria: "You supported the war. Are you having any second thoughts?" Biden: More

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-06). Because "We've Seen This Before," Never Again Action Protesters Shut Down Amazon Offices in Boston. commondreams.org "I had ancestors killed in the Holocaust. We feel this in our bones. We need to mobilize." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-06). Washington Supreme Court Establishes 'Very Important Precedent' for Climate Necessity Defense in Case of Valve-Turner Ken Ward. commondreams.org In a decision that could profoundly impact future litigation involving climate activists, the Washington Supreme Court this week refused to review a lower court's ruling to allow valve-turner Ken Ward to present a "necessity defense" for charges related to a 2016 multi-state action that temporarily shut down tar sands pipelines. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-06). With Two Weeks Until #GlobalClimateStrike, Organizing Intensifies in 100+ Countries to Win 'Livable Future for All'. commondreams.org As youth with the Fridays for Future movement took to the streets Friday, two weeks ahead of the global #ClimateStrike planned for Sept. 20, environmental activists continued to raise awareness about the upcoming protests being organized in more than 100 countries. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-06). 'Shameful': Warren Warns Trump Plan to Privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Would Make Housing Crisis Worse. commondreams.org "The Trump administration wants to make it harder for creditworthy working families—especially families of color—to buy a home and build wealth." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-06). 'Definition of Insane Greed': Investing Billions in New Projects, Fossil Fuel Corporations Undermining World's Climate Targets. commondreams.org Despite claims from fossil fuel industries that oil and gas giants share governments' and the public's concern over the rapidly warming planet, companies are actively undermining climate targets set by world leaders at the urging of green groups, a new study reveals. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-06). 'A Major Step Forward': Multi-State Probe Targets Facebook's Possible Antitrust Violations. commondreams.org "Even the largest social media platform in the world must follow the law and respect consumers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-09-06). Headlines for September 6, 2019. democracynow.org Hurricane Dorian Death Toll in Bahamas Rises to 30, Likely Far Higher, Trump Personally Altered Map to Promote False Hurricane Threat to Alabama, Brazilian Archbishops Denounce Amazon Fires, Brazil's President Taunts U.N. Human Rights Chief over Her Family's Torture by Pinochet, Taliban Suicide Blast Kills 12 in Afghan Capital, Including Two NATO Soldiers, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean Liberation Fighter Turned Dictator, Dies at 95, Mike Pence Stayed in Trump Golf Resort 180+ Miles from Talks with Irish Leaders, Brother of British PM Boris Johnson Quits Parliament over Brexit, Federal Judge Rules Federal Terrorism Wa…

Johanna Ross (2019-09-06). The Geopolitical Implications of a No Deal Brexit. globalresearch.ca Brexit may seem like an inherently British affair, as the rest of the world has looked on with wry amusement and disbelief for the last three years at the continual wrangling over the issue, breathing a sigh of relief that …

The Canary (2019-09-06). Sturgeon: UK election before October 31 'not in wider public interest'. thecanary.co Allowing Boris Johnson to "cut and run" by holding an early general election before the end of October would not be in the public interest, Scotland's First Minister has said.While Nicola Sturgeon had previously said "bring it on" to the prospect of a snap Westminster ballot, she warned the PM could push through a no-deal Brexit if a vote is held before October 31.This is despite the House of Commons having passed legislation aimed at avoiding such an outcome. | 2/ @theSNP relishes prospect of…

Janelle Velina (2019-09-06). "Peace" at Home on the Western Front, Exporting Terrorism Abroad: Social Antagonisms and the Contradictions of Capitalism. globalresearch.ca 'Freedom of speech' continues to be a very complicated subject matter that remains unresolved, especially in the context of geopolitics. To further complicate matters, very few realize that Liberalism (not to be confused with 'leftism') is actually the current world-dominating …

àÅngeles Maestro (2019-09-06). Is internationalism terrorism? workers.org Angeles Maestro The author, a spokesperson for the organization Red Network (redroja.net) based in the Spanish state, faces charges based on her organization's collection of funds in solidarity with Palestine, specifically to repair healthcare facilities in Gaza. Translation by John Catalinotto. Aug. 29 — Recently, the National High Court charged . . . | Continue reading Is internationalism terrorism? at Workers.org

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-06). Examining 9/11 and America's "War on Terrorism" globalresearch.ca At 11 o'clock, on the morning of 9/11, the Bush administration had already announced that Al Qaeda was responsible for the attacks. That same evening at 9: 30 pm, a "War Cabinet" was formed. And at 11: 00 pm, at the end of that historic meeting at the White House, the "War on Terrorism" was officially launched.

Eds. (2019-09-06). Dissent is being criminalized right under our noses. mronline.org I read with interest a recent press release of Rep. Michael McCaul—the Republican incumbent in the Texas 10th Congressional District and my opponent in the 2018 election—in which he announced a new bill to respond to domestic terrorism. | Source

RT (2019-09-06). 'Total victory'? US terrorist watchlist ruled 'unconstitutional' with no remedy in sight. rt.com The US government's list of "known or suspected terrorists" violates the constitutional due process rights of the million-plus people on it, a judge has ruled, but the government insists the case doesn't belong in court at all. | The watchlist, with no "ascertainable standard for inclusion and exclusion" — one need not have been convicted or even suspected of a crime in order to end up on it, and being acquitted of a crime does not necessarily result in removal — is too vague to risk depriving Americans of their "travel-related and reputational liberty interests," Eastern District of Virginia Judge A…

United Nations (2019-09-06). Growing a future free of terrorism: UN News special report from Cameroon. un.org When terrorists attacked and ransacked 30-year old Mamma Hamidou's village in the Far North region of Cameroon four years ago, she faced an impossible choice. Hand over her young daughter or risk that her husband be executed on the spot.

United Nations (2019-09-06). Friday's Daily Brief: Desertification summit, Dorian death toll rising, UN project eases Mali tensions, Yemen funding crisis, hope for Cameroon. un.org A recap of Friday's main stories: Desertification solutions can ease other world woes; Dorian death toll expected to rise; UN moves to ease communal tensions in Mali; Yemen funding crisis threatens reproductive health nationwide; special report on countering terror in Cameroon.

United Nations (2019-09-06). Mitigating climate change in Asia-Pacific could give region an economic boost. un.org The urgent need to move towards a low carbon economy and build resilience, would not only mitigate the worst impacts of climate change in the Asia-Pacific, but also lift the region economically, according to the body overseeing the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

WSWS (2019-09-06). WikiLeaks exposes crimes of German imperialism. wsws.org The German media has slandered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who faces possible life imprisonment or the death penalty in the US for making Washington's war crimes public.

WSWS (2019-09-06). Germany's Left Party reacts to electoral debacle in the East with sharp shift to the right. wsws.org After its electoral collapse in Saxony and Brandenburg, the Left Party is adopting the anti-refugee policies of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-09-06). The Revolution in Military Affairs. globalresearch.ca Clarity Press has just published a new book by Andrei Martyanov, The (Real) Revolution in Military Affairs. | Martyanov's book is, in a way, two books. One is about the revolution in military affairs that has left the United …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-09-06). The War Ahead: Netanyahu's Elections Gamble Will be Costly for Israel. counterpunch.org On September 1, the Lebanese group Hezbollah, struck an Israeli military base near the border town of Avivim. The Lebanese attack came as an inevitable response to a series of Israeli strikes that targeted four different Arab countries in the matter of two days. The Lebanese response, accompanied by jubilation throughout Lebanon, shows that Israeli More

unitedEditor (2019-09-06). NATO Deep State in Turkey. uwidata.com àúnal àáevikà∂z, the deputy opposition leader of the main opposition party in Turkey, the Republican People's Party (RPP, Turk. CHP), commented on President Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan's recent trip to Russia, saying: "We are concerned that if Turkey, a member of NATO, continues to purchase weapons that are not can be integrated into the Alliance system, …

pip.hinman (2019-09-06). Solidarity with Kashmir. greenleft.org.au self-determination Alex SalmonIssue 1236 Australia 2019 Indian occupation of Kashmir PerthSeptember 6, 2019Members of the Kashmiri community and supporters rallied for a free Kashmir…

Staff (2019-09-06). US and Iran "At Cliff's Edge" therealnews.com Iran's president Hassan Rouhani presented an ultimatum of two months to the EU to save the Iran nuclear deal. However, the deal is likely to continue to deteriorate, says The Independent's Patrick Cockburn…

Staff (2019-09-06). Agreement to End US Involvement in Afghanistan War, But War Will Continue. therealnews.com The US and the Taliban are about to sign an agreement to withdraw 14,000 US troops from Afghanistan, potentially ending the longest war in US history. However, the Afghans will not see an end to fighting yet, says The Independent's Patrick Cockburn…

Staff (2019-09-06). US-China Trade War Causes Damage, but is Exaggerated. therealnews.com Trump hit China with more tariffs on $300 billion of imports, but as a percentage of GDP the trade war remains relatively small in its impact, and is thus unlikely to lead to a recession says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot…

Staff (2019-09-06). Climate Forum Shows Candidates' Key Differences. therealnews.com At CNN's seven-hour climate town hall, ten Democratic candidates disagreed about fracking, nuclear power, and how much to fund the Pentagon. TRNN's Marc Steiner, Dharna Noor, and Steve Horn discuss.

Staff (2019-09-06). Candidates Don't Agree On How Much To Spend on Climate Plans. therealnews.com At CNN's marathon climate town hall, candidates detailed environmental plans that range from $1.3 to $16.3 trillion, but moderators failed to address the cost of inaction…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-09-06). Socialism Forum "The Fight Against White Supremacy & Racist Violence" indybay.org San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St. San Jose…

Alicia Jrapko (2019-09-06). Venezuela: Embassy Protection Collective Speaks. indybay.org Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists' Hall | 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org

Lynda Carson (2019-09-06). Fascist NRA gun organization labeled a domestic terrorist organization. indybay.org On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, a resolution passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors declared that the fascist right-wing extremist National Rifle Association of America (NRA), a very troubled organization that supports the Trump regime and Republicans with major political campaign contributions, is a domestic terrorist organization!

susan_p (2019-09-06). Hungary: Europe's creeping fascism. greenleft.org.au immigration Luke CooperIssue 1236 Hungary rise of the far right Refugees holocaustSeptember 6, 2019Just along from the Hungarian parliament buil…

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-06). A US-Taliban Peace Deal Would Redefine the Regional Balance of Power. globalresearch.ca The tentative peace deal that the US is negotiating with the Taliban would redefine the regional balance of power if it's officially promulgated, thus continuing the ongoing trend of Great Power realignment in Eurasia. | It's been widely reported that the …

Yoav Litvin (2019-09-06). The Case Against the Zionist "Left" counterpunch.org Zionist historical revisionism constructs an erroneous presentation of Israel as accommodating a left-to-right political milieu, the left-flank of which amenable to a peaceful resolution of "the conflict", instead of recognizing the entirety of Zionism, including its "liberal" faction, as inherently white supremacist, settler colonialist and genocidal. The supposed left, "liberal" wing of Zionism, comprising Israeli political More

Eds. (2019-09-06). Understanding the fires in South America. mronline.org Extractivist governments are stoking destruction in the Amazon and beyond. International alliances and Indigenous technologies can help protect the biome and support its 30 million inhabitants. | Source

Rob Urie (2019-09-06). Racism is About Power, Not Unpleasant Sentiments. counterpunch.org In September of 2011, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis— a man who the best evidence suggested was innocent. On February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was murdered by self-appointed community 'guardian' George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Then Michael Brown was murdered by the Ferguson police and his lifeless body was left lying in the street for hours. And then Freddie Gray was murdered by the Baltimore police. And on, and on. More

2019-09-06: Social Media Postees

America's "Ministry of Truth" Has Unleashed the Military to Fight "Disinformation"
Mac Slavo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
The dystopian times warned about by George Orwell in his iconic book, 1984 are upon us. The United States has just unleashed DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and the Pentagon, as their own Ministry of Truth in order …
globalresearch.ca/us-own-ministry-truth-…

"Go to hell": Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann stages WhatsApp meltdown when confronted with his own hypocrisy and lack of transparency
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-06
Over the course of an entire day, Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann melted down on WhatsApp after I confronted him…
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Foreign Correspondent: Can Trump Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-09-06
Don't hold your breath.
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Trump's Anti-Iran "Blood Money" Offer: "$15 Million for Any Person Who Helps Us Disrupt the Financial Operations of Iran's IRGC-Qods Force"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
According to Christian scripture, bribe money is blood money, a longstanding US specialty — followed by toughness when offers are rejected. | Bribery for political, economic, military, and/or other purposes reflects a corrupt society — what characterizes US public and private …
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Israeli Officials Consider Attacking Iran, Believing Trump Won't Oppose It
Jason Ditz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
The New York Times may have referred to it as " The Secret History of the Push to Strike Iran," but it's hardly a secret that Israeli and US hawks have been angling for a war against Iran for …
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Rating the presidential hopefuls: Only a few support unions in public
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-06
Labor Day is now past and the madcap race for the Democratic presidential nomination enters the fall, though with fewer hopefuls in the running. That's because the Democratic National Committee, sponsor of the series of nationally-televised debates between the aspirants, has imposed higher criteria for those who seek to qualify for the third round, in …
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With hurricane destruction as backdrop, Democratic aspirants address climate change
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-06
Hurricane Dorian, with its decimating fury unleashed on the Bahamas and the Southeastern U.S. seacoast, became the latest red alert warning of the rapidly mounting effects of climate change. It was also the backdrop for a historic Democratic presidential town hall forum on the climate crisis. The forum was nationally televised on Sept. 4 by …
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We Are Teetering on the Brink of War With Iran
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-06
Sanctions are squeezing Tehran to death. If the EU can't salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, things could escalate quickly.
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Washington escalates "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran
wsws.org | 2019-09-06
More than a year after re-imposing a punishing sanctions regime, and no closer to achieving regime change, the US is adopting increasingly reckless measures.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/06/pers…

'Jack Ryan' TV show means US coup in Venezuela is toast
rt.com | 2019-09-06
CIA agent Jack Ryan will tackle 'nuclear-armed' Venezuela in the next season of the Amazon streaming show. That is perhaps the clearest admission that Washington's attempt at regime change in Caracas has failed. | Amazon teased the second season of 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' this week, ahead of its premiere in November. The 90-second trailer shows the title character on a mission to Venezuela, which may have secretly obtained nuclear weapons from the evil Russians (who else?), or something to that effect. | Needless to say, this has been met with everything from raised eyebrows to outright derision by journalist…
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Returning to Fidel as the Amazon burns
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-06
More than 27 years have passed since Fidel's warning, during the Earth Summit in Brazil, that an important species was endangered: human beings. | Source…
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U.S. Propaganda Doesn't Get More Shameless Than 'Jack Ryan'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-06
In the second season of the Amazon series, the titular hero races against the clock to stop Venezuela from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
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South American Leaders Begin Emergency Summit on Amazon Fires
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-06
Bolivia's President Evo Morales is traveling to Colombia Friday in order to participate to an emergency summit with presidents of the region about the preservation of the Amazon. | RELATED: | Amazon Forest: 2 Landowners Arrested for Burning 5,000 Hectares | The presidents invited to the southern city of Leticia include Ecuador's Lenin Moreno, Colombia's Ivan Duque, and Peru's Martin Vizcarra. Surinam's Vice President Michael Ashwin Adhin will also be present at the high-level me…
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Bolivia: President Evo Morales Signs Into Effect Cancer Law
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-06
In an event carried out in the city of La Paz, President Evo Morales signed into effect the Cancer Law, the first measure in Bolivia to provide comprehensive health care that will focus on preventing and diagnosing cancer among citizens and will provide access to treatments and medicines, as well as improve cancer-related medical equipment in health centers. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Amazon Fire Hotspots Reduced by 85% | The event that was held at the presidential palace was attended by association…
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Livestream: The Right to a Future — With Naomi Klein and Greta Thunberg
The Intercept | theintercept.com | 2019-09-06
The Intercept invites you to watch a special event in New York City hosted by Intercept senior correspondent Naomi Klein, author of the forthcoming book "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," and headlined by trailblazing climate activist Greta Thunberg, author of "No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference." Together with youth leaders Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Xiye Bastida, and Vic Barrett, as well as Indigenous Amazon leader Tuntiak Katan, Thunberg and Klein will help us envision a just and sustainable future, confront our climate emergency, and discuss the emerging cross-generational, transnational mov…
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Understanding the fires in South America
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-06
Extractivist governments are stoking destruction in the Amazon and beyond. International alliances and Indigenous technologies can help protect the biome and support its 30 million inhabitants. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/05/understanding-th…

"Everywhere is Kashmir": Unraveling Weaponized, Corporatized Hindustan in India's Northeast
Sarang Narasimhaiah | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
"In India today," said an Indigenous activist I recently interviewed in the northeastern Indian state of Jharkhand, "everywhere is Kashmir." At first glance, this statement seems overblown, perhaps even outrageous. No other part of India is as much of a consolidated internal colony as Kashmir. For that matter, Palestine is one of the only other…
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Mastercard Blocks Two Venezuelan Banks as Inflation Rises
Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-06
A Chinese contractor has also suspended work on an oil expansion project.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14649

Video: Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr. Mahathir Speaks at the Vladivostok Summit
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad spoke at a plenary session of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum 2019 in Vladivostok, Russia on Thursday. | Malaysia was taking part in the forum for the first time. | Other leaders who attended the plenary …
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Video: Syrian Army Prepares Security Operation in Western Aleppo
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
Late on September 3, Idlib militants carried out an attack on Russia's Hmeimim Airbase with armed unmanned aerial vehicles. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the airbase's air-defense forces intercepted all the UAVs. The attack caused no casualties or damage …
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Welcome to the Indo-Russia Maritime Silk Road
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
There's no way to follow the complex inner workings of the Eurasia integration process without considering what takes place annually at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. | BRICS for the moment may be dead — considering the nasty cocktail of …
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Immigrant Song: 'I'm Leaving Now'
Michael Atkinson | progressive.org | 2019-09-06
A new documentary trains our focus on an underexposed slice of the immigration dynamic: the urge to return home.
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No Agreement Reached to End Power Struggle in Southern Yemen
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-06
The pro-UAE and pro-Saudi forces have failed to reach a peace deal to end their conflict in southern Yemen after several days of intense peace talks. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia Uses Human Trafficking to Hire Soldiers: Report | According to reports from Yemen, the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on who will control the port-city of Aden and a cessation of hostilities deal that would put an end to the fighting. | Saudi Arabia, leader of an Arab coalition battling Yemen's…
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Trump Regime Training Paramilitaries to Attack Venezuela?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
Washington wants Bolivarian Venezuela transformed into a US vassal state — to eliminate its social democracy and gain control over its vast oil reserves, the world's largest. | On Wednesday, the Trump regime earmarked over $120 million for Colombia. | Masquerading as …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-training-…

What Happened on the Planes on September 11, 2001? The 9/11 Cell Phone Calls. The 9/11 Commission "Script" Was Fabricated
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
Given the prevailing technology in September 2001, it was extremely difficult, if not impossible, to place a wireless cell call from an aircraft traveling at high speed above 8000 feet: At least part of the Commission's script in Chapter 1 on the cell phone conversations, is fabricated.
globalresearch.ca/more-holes-in-the-offi…

The Most Consequential Whistleblower Who Wasn't
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2019-09-06
While so many have heard of whistleblowers Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden making history in recent years, few have heard the story of Katharine Gun, the subject of the film "Official Secrets," directed and co-written by Gavin Hood. On the latest installment of "Scheer Intelligence," the "Official Secrets" director tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer that he learned about Gun from Ged Doherty, a producer he'd worked with on the film "Eye in the Sky" about drone warfare, and realized the whistleblowe…
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Chuck Todd, Labor Day, and Getting Serious
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
Labor Day has come and gone. To most people it's a day off and a splash of sales. The symbolism and meaning that inspired this national holiday back in 1894 has long since dissipated. Labor Day parades are affairs of the past, with very few exceptions, and those that still exist are facing dwindling participation…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/06/chuck-todd-l…

9/11 and the American Orwellian Nightmare
James Bovard | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
Next week will mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Politicians and bureaucrats wasted no time after that carnage to unleash the Surveillance State on average Americans, treating every citizen like a terrorist suspect. Since the government failed to protect the public, Americans somehow forfeited their constitutional right to privacy. Despite heroic efforts by former NSA staffer Edward Snowden and a host of activists and freedom fighters, the government continues ravaging American privacy.
counterpunch.org/2019/09/06/9-11-and-the…

The FBI Is Monitoring Immigration Activists as Violent "Extremists"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-06
| An FBI document obtained by Yahoo News shows that the bureau is monitoring groups that protest the Trump administration immigration policies as "extremists." | An FBI "external intelligence note" that was…
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Ex-Starbucks CEO Schultz Rules Out Independent 2020 Bid
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he's no longer considering an independent presidential bid. | Schultz said Friday in a letter posted on his website, "I have concluded that an independent campaign for the White House is not how I can best serve our country at this time." | Schultz faced intense resistance from Democratic activists who feared an independent run would give President Donald Trump an easier path to reelection. Schultz says not enough people are willing to back an independent because they fear doing so "mi…
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Billionaires Who Promise to Save Journalism
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
Let's talk about fraud: "a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities," the dictionary calls it. Let's also discuss breach of contract.
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No Joe: On Character, Quality and Authenticity
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
The Democratic Party establishment might want to heed Santayana's warning about how people who don't study history are doomed to repeat it. One of the many lessons of the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign is that your candidate better damn well possess strong quality and character if you are going to run on, well, candidate quality and character.
counterpunch.org/2019/09/06/no-joe-on-ch…

Burning Down the House
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
Doesn't idiocy ever take a vacation? As August wound down, the populist troika of Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, and Jair Bolsonaro proved once again that the United States, the United Kingdom, and Brazil would be better off with no leaders rather than the dubious characters that currently pretend to govern these countries. In all three…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/06/burning-down…

Extinction Rebellion: What is it?
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
The climate crisis is turning average law-abiding people into raging law-breaking eco rebels, by boatloads. Extinction Rebellion (ER) is at the forefront, demanding that governments declare climate emergencies and take urgent action. In that regard, ER, which started in the UK, says government must reduce carbon emissions to Net Zero by 2025, or else! Social…
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Koch's America: the Rule of the New Robber Barons
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
The U.S. is a capitalist country and capitalist control the country. The recent death of David Koch [pronounced "coke"], principle co-owner with his brother, Charles, of the Koch Industries, reminds Americas once again that those with the power and money determine the destinies of everyone else. A century ago the country was ruled by a cabal…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/06/kochs-americ…

The Axis of Atrocity
Paul Edwards | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
If daymare isn't a word, it should be. We're living one. And the shameless, infantile ugliness that rules America today was predicted by visionaries and poets long ago. H.L. Mencken nailed it nearly a century back:…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/06/the-axis-of-…

A Battle for Existence
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
They are landscapes my mind escapes to regularly. The painted canyons in eastern Montana and the Zion region of Utah. Forests of huge conifers in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and northern California. The incredible arid desolation of Utah west of Salt Lake City and the deserts of Nevada. Sagebrushed plains in the Southwest.
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Concealing the Truth
Chandra Muzaffar | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
Concealing the truth from the people is not unusual in politics. It is perhaps more pronounced in global politics partly because it is more difficult to hold powerful global actors accountable. That might is right is an adage that rings true at the international level more than in the domestic arena. There are currently a…
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Racism is About Power, Not Unpleasant Sentiments
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
In September of 2011, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis— a man who the best evidence suggested was innocent. On February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was murdered by self-appointed community 'guardian' George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Then Michael Brown was murdered by the Ferguson police and his lifeless body was left lying in the street for hours. And then Freddie Gray was murdered by the Baltimore police. And on, and on.
counterpunch.org/2019/09/06/racism-is-ab…

A Different‚Äã War Story: the Soldier and Veteran Resistance Against the War in Vietnam
Richard Moser | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
The battle over American war stories began during the peak of the last revolution. Millions of Americans and tens of thousands of veterans and soldiers opposed the war in Vietnam. In the war's moral outrages, crimes and betrayals, many saw the US empire for the first time. [1] For the last 40 years, the ruling class…
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Extinction Via Rugged Individualism
Kathleen Wallace | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
I was recently amused by a train of thought on Twitter excoriating Henry David Thoreau for his experiment in self-sufficient living. True, he was on the land of his wealthy neighbor, his mother did his laundry (and brought him old-timey donuts to eat), but it was rugged, dammit. Okay, it was something akin to a…
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Trump Year Three: Three Random Late Summer Thoughts
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
The underlying premise was never plausible, but for a while it was still possible to hope that, under Trump, American foreign policy would be less bellicose than it would have been had Hillary Clinton not managed to lose the 2016 election. Trump did, after all, seem less enthusiastic about restoring the Cold War that the…
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Tax the Rich Before the Rest
Chuck Collins | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
Presidential candidates should take a pledge: The middle class should not pay one dollar more in new taxes until the super-rich pay their fair share. Already candidates are outlining ambitious programs to improve health care, combat climate change, and address the opioid crisis — and trying to explain how they'll pay for it. President Trump,…
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Green Mountain Veterans: Ron Jacobs
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
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The Political Economy of the Opioid Epidemic
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
Late this October, in Ohio, a jury will begin hearing evidence against the pharmaceutical giants that have manufactured — and profited royally from — the opioid epidemic. This Ohio trial will be the most significant courtroom skirmish yet between Big Pharma and the over 2,000 states, localities, and other complainants that have filed suit against…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/06/the-politica…

Congress Aims "Honest Ads" at the Alternative Media
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
Lee E. Goodman, the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, completely misses the point in an op-ed posted at The Hill. | Goodman says a bill working its way through Congress, the Honest Ads Act, will fail to target …
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What Is the True Unemployment Rate in the US?
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
A reader of this blog recently asked an important question: what do I think is the actual unemployment rate in the US today, not the media's 3.8% that is almost always quoted. Here's my reply as to why I calculate …
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Gaddafi vs the West: Two Revolutions on the Wrong Side of History
Garikai Chengu | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
Sunday marked half a century since Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan revolution, which led to the overthrow of the American-backed King Idris. | In Libya's 1969 revolution, Muammar Gaddafi inherited one of the poorest nations in Africa; however, by the time …
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China's Challenge to American Power?
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
By the year 1918, Great Britain's once far-reaching empire was crumbling, with the rate of British decline increased by her hugely expensive and unnecessary involvement in World War I. The United States, meanwhile, was taking over Britain's mantle as the …
globalresearch.ca/chinas-challenge-to-am…

Car Manufacturers Caught in Crossfire of Trump's Trade War
Mike "Mish" Shedlock | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06

The global repercussions of Trump's trade wars have a new casualty: US and European car manufacturers. |

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| The telegraph reports European Carmakers are Caught in the Crossfire of Trump's Trade War. | But it's not just European manufacturers. The US will | …


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September 11, 2001: The Fight for 9/11 Truth, Science and Justice 18 Years Later
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
Global Research will be publishing a series of important 9/11 Truth articles in the course of the next few days leading up to the 18th anniversary commemoration of 9/11 attacks. | Follow us on Global Research. | Our archive contains an important …
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The Desperate Call for the Good Friday Agreement to be Protected in US-UK Trade Talks
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
The Police Service of Northern Ireland counter-terror chief warns of year-long upsurges in dissident republican support — a motivating factor for extremists in the event of a disorderly exit. Chief Constable Barabara Grey said — | "anxiety levels had risen since | …
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New U.N. Report Highlights US, UK, France War Crimes in Yemen Since 2014
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
The second largest sovereign state in the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen, has been ravaged by war, deliberate starvation, and cholera for over four years. A 274 page U.N. report released on Tuesday, highlights the human rights situation including violations and abuses …
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Looking Back to Move Forward: The First Pan-African Cultural Festival in Algeria, 1969
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
Fifty years ago this year from July 21-31, 1969 in the capital of Algeria, thousands of people gathered for a groundbreaking Pan-African Cultural Festival (PACF). | Official delegations were sent to the manifestation from over 30 independent and contested nations on …
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Biden Claims that He Voted for Iraq War and Then "Immediately" Opposed It
Jonathan Turley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
For those of us who opposed the war resolution on Iraq, the later spins by presidential candidates John Kerry and Hillary Clinton left us incensed. At the time, many of us criticized the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force …
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9/11 Truth: Why Do Good People Become Silent About the Documented Facts that Disprove the Official 9/11 Narrative
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
"It is my firm belief that 9/11 skeptics–and true skeptics of any paradigm-shifting and taboo subject–who publicly expose lies and 'naked emperors' are heroes …They have suffered the ridicule and wrath of those emperors, their minions, and the just plain …
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At the Dividing Line Between the U.S. and Mexico, Two Very Different Visions of God Meet
Karen Kinney | commondreams.org | 2019-09-06
If love is indeed an indicator of true religion, then let us choose love. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The United States: A Nation on Suicide Watch
John Stanton | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-06
The Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan required major shifts in national resources from civilian to military purposes and contributed to the growth of the budget deficit and public debt. Through FY 2018, the direct costs of the wars will have totaled more than $1.9 trillion, according to US Government figures. Pollution is a serious issue. …
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Hurricane Dorian Hits North Carolina Coast as Storm Reaches US
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-06
Hurricane Dorian made landfall in North Carolina on Friday morning, hitting the beach resort area with powerful winds and battering waves. It is advancing slowly northward like a "Category 1" storm, although it still has 90-miles-per-hour winds. | RELATED: | Dorian Death Toll in Bahamas Rises to 30 | The National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced that Dorian traveled at 14 miles per hour as it was moving to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, a state whose coastline will suffer from its effects…
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Joe Biden Is Proud of His Record on Iraq, but His Plan to Segregate It Would Have Unleashed Chaos
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-09-06
Joe Biden has defended his vote in favor of the Iraq War, but his plan to divide the country along sectarian lines might have made a bad situation worse.
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Death toll mounts in Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian lingers off Carolina coast
wsws.org | 2019-09-06
The scenes of devastation on Grand Bahama and Abaco islands have astonished observers and drawn comparison to areas levelled by saturation bombing in wartime.
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Allentown, Pennsylvania Advance Auto Parts distribution workers on strike
wsws.org | 2019-09-06
Some 550 warehouse workers walked off the job Wednesday to demand better wages and working conditions.
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Leaked IPCC report warns of the future of oceans in climate change
Sandra Cordon | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-06
This topic will be discussed at the Global Landscapes Forum New York 2019. Learn more about how to join here. The world's vast oceans, glacial ice sheets and northern permafrost are poised to unleash disaster, including drought, floods, hunger and destruction, unless dramatic action is taken against human-caused carbon pollution and climate change, warns a leaked …
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Boris Johnson overpays for box of cod during fish market visit
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-06
Boris Johnson appeared to overpay for a box of cod after getting into a bidding war at a fish market in Scotland. | The prime minister joined in with an auction during a visit to Peterhead Fish Market to meet people in the fishing and farming industries. | Johnson, accompanied by the Scottish Secretary Alister Jack, was shown around the market and joined in with bidding for fish, winning an auction for a box of cod with a £185 bid. | Asked whether it was a good price, Simon Brebner — the chief executive of the Peterhead Fish Market, said: "If you're selling, it's a great price. If you're buying, maybe…
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Hassan El Tayyab on US Out of Yemen, Kate Bronfenbrenner on Labor Board vs. Labor
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-09-06
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America's rush back to nuclear weapons
Emanuel Pastreich | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-06
Lawrence Wilkerson is the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. He is current the Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy in the Government Department of the College of William and Mary. Emanuel Pastreich: What is the current status of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty on nuclear weapons? Lawrence Wilkerson: As …
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Funerals for glaciers: Is it too late for Europe's Green New Deal?
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-06
On Aug. 18, several dozen people gathered around a patch of snow in Iceland to commemorate the demise of the Okjokull glacier, a victim of climate change. Further to the west, Greenland shed 217 billion tons of ice in the month of July alone. Paris reached 108.7 degrees on July 25, and normally cold, blustery …
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Trump's border wall pulls funding from military base schools and daycares
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-06
The Pentagon released a statement on Wednesday saying it has authorized $3.6 billion in military construction funds to help fund 175 miles of Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall. This money was originally allocated for roughly 127 Defense Department projects, which included schools and daycare centers for military families. "The wall is being built. It's going up …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/06/trumps-bor…

Joni Ernst Says the Quiet Part Loud
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-06
Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) just said out loud what Republican politicians usually only talk about in secret meetings with their billionaire donors: The GOP wants to cut our earned Social Security benefits–and they want to do it behind closed doors so that they don't have to pay the political price. | At a recent town hall, Ernst stated that Congress needs to "sit down behind closed doors" to "address Social Security." She vaguely asserted, "A lot of changes need to be made in this system…
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One year since the Chicago house fire that killed ten children
wsws.org | 2019-09-06
Since the time of the Little Village fire, the same processes that led to the blaze in one of Chicago's poor, working-class neighborhoods have led to even more fire tragedies in the city.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/06/fire…

Roaming Charges: Blood in the Eye of the Storm
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
+ Joe Biden, who is now claiming he opposed the Iraq War from Day One, (after speaking on the senate floor in favor of it and then voting for it) on September 9, 2003, 6 months after the first bombs fell on Baghdad. Fareed Zakaria: "You supported the war. Are you having any second thoughts?" Biden:…
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Because "We've Seen This Before," Never Again Action Protesters Shut Down Amazon Offices in Boston
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-06
"I had ancestors killed in the Holocaust. We feel this in our bones. We need to mobilize." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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With Two Weeks Until #GlobalClimateStrike, Organizing Intensifies in 100+ Countries to Win 'Livable Future for All'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-06
As youth with the Fridays for Future movement took to the streets Friday, two weeks ahead of the global #ClimateStrike planned for Sept. 20, environmental activists continued to raise awareness about the upcoming protests being organized in more than 100 countries. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Washington Supreme Court Establishes 'Very Important Precedent' for Climate Necessity Defense in Case of Valve-Turner Ken Ward
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-06
In a decision that could profoundly impact future litigation involving climate activists, the Washington Supreme Court this week refused to review a lower court's ruling to allow valve-turner Ken Ward to present a "necessity defense" for charges related to a 2016 multi-state action that temporarily shut down tar sands pipelines. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Shameful': Warren Warns Trump Plan to Privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Would Make Housing Crisis Worse
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-06
"The Trump administration wants to make it harder for creditworthy working families—especially families of color—to buy a home and build wealth." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Definition of Insane Greed': Investing Billions in New Projects, Fossil Fuel Corporations Undermining World's Climate Targets
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-06
Despite claims from fossil fuel industries that oil and gas giants share governments' and the public's concern over the rapidly warming planet, companies are actively undermining climate targets set by world leaders at the urging of green groups, a new study reveals. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'A Major Step Forward': Multi-State Probe Targets Facebook's Possible Antitrust Violations
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-06
"Even the largest social media platform in the world must follow the law and respect consumers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'A Breath of Fresh Air' as Pamela Anderson Takes Meghan McCain to Task Over US War Crimes
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-06
"Pamela Anderson talking about how war crimes need to be punished and of course Meghan McCain is crying about it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Geopolitical Implications of a No Deal Brexit
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
Brexit may seem like an inherently British affair, as the rest of the world has looked on with wry amusement and disbelief for the last three years at the continual wrangling over the issue, breathing a sigh of relief that …
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Sturgeon: UK election before October 31 'not in wider public interest'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-06
Allowing Boris Johnson to "cut and run" by holding an early general election before the end of October would not be in the public interest, Scotland's First Minister has said.While Nicola Sturgeon had previously said "bring it on" to the prospect of a snap Westminster ballot, she warned the PM could push through a no-deal Brexit if a vote is held before October 31.This is despite the House of Commons having passed legislation aimed at avoiding such an outcome. | 2/ @theSNP relishes prospect of…
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"Peace" at Home on the Western Front, Exporting Terrorism Abroad: Social Antagonisms and the Contradictions of Capitalism
Janelle Velina | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
'Freedom of speech' continues to be a very complicated subject matter that remains unresolved, especially in the context of geopolitics. To further complicate matters, very few realize that Liberalism (not to be confused with 'leftism') is actually the current world-dominating …
globalresearch.ca/social-antagonisms-con…

Is internationalism terrorism?
àÅngeles Maestro | workers.org | 2019-09-06
Angeles Maestro The author, a spokesperson for the organization Red Network (redroja.net) based in the Spanish state, faces charges based on her organization's collection of funds in solidarity with Palestine, specifically to repair healthcare facilities in Gaza. Translation by John Catalinotto. Aug. 29 — Recently, the National High Court charged . . . | Continue reading Is internationalism terrorism? at Workers.org
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Examining 9/11 and America's "War on Terrorism"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
At 11 o'clock, on the morning of 9/11, the Bush administration had already announced that Al Qaeda was responsible for the attacks. That same evening at 9: 30 pm, a "War Cabinet" was formed. And at 11: 00 pm, at the end of that historic meeting at the White House, the "War on Terrorism" was officially launched.
globalresearch.ca/9-11-and-america-s-war…

Dissent is being criminalized right under our noses
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-06
I read with interest a recent press release of Rep. Michael McCaul–the Republican incumbent in the Texas 10th Congressional District and my opponent in the 2018 election–in which he announced a new bill to respond to domestic terrorism. | Source…
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Growing a future free of terrorism: UN News special report from Cameroon
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-06
When terrorists attacked and ransacked 30-year old Mamma Hamidou's village in the Far North region of Cameroon four years ago, she faced an impossible choice. Hand over her young daughter or risk that her husband be executed on the spot.
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'Total victory'? US terrorist watchlist ruled 'unconstitutional' with no remedy in sight
rt.com | 2019-09-06
The US government's list of "known or suspected terrorists" violates the constitutional due process rights of the million-plus people on it, a judge has ruled, but the government insists the case doesn't belong in court at all. | The watchlist, with no "ascertainable standard for inclusion and exclusion" — one need not have been convicted or even suspected of a crime in order to end up on it, and being acquitted of a crime does not necessarily result in removal — is too vague to risk depriving Americans of their "travel-related and reputational liberty interests," Eastern District of Virginia Judge A…
rt.com/usa/468134-terrorism-watchlist-un…

Friday's Daily Brief: Desertification summit, Dorian death toll rising, UN project eases Mali tensions, Yemen funding crisis, hope for Cameroon
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-06
A recap of Friday's main stories: Desertification solutions can ease other world woes; Dorian death toll expected to rise; UN moves to ease communal tensions in Mali; Yemen funding crisis threatens reproductive health nationwide; special report on countering terror in Cameroon.
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Mitigating climate change in Asia-Pacific could give region an economic boost
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-06
The urgent need to move towards a low carbon economy and build resilience, would not only mitigate the worst impacts of climate change in the Asia-Pacific, but also lift the region economically, according to the body overseeing the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
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WikiLeaks exposes crimes of German imperialism
wsws.org | 2019-09-06
The German media has slandered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who faces possible life imprisonment or the death penalty in the US for making Washington's war crimes public.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/06/wiki…

Germany's Left Party reacts to electoral debacle in the East with sharp shift to the right
wsws.org | 2019-09-06
After its electoral collapse in Saxony and Brandenburg, the Left Party is adopting the anti-refugee policies of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/06/left…

The Revolution in Military Affairs
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-06
Clarity Press has just published a new book by Andrei Martyanov, The (Real) Revolution in Military Affairs. | Martyanov's book is, in a way, two books. One is about the revolution in military affairs that has left the United …
globalresearch.ca/revolution-military-af…

The War Ahead: Netanyahu's Elections Gamble Will be Costly for Israel
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-06
On September 1, the Lebanese group Hezbollah, struck an Israeli military base near the border town of Avivim. The Lebanese attack came as an inevitable response to a series of Israeli strikes that targeted four different Arab countries in the matter of two days. The Lebanese response, accompanied by jubilation throughout Lebanon, shows that Israeli…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/06/the-war-ahea…

NATO Deep State in Turkey
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-06
àúnal àáevikà∂z, the deputy opposition leader of the main opposition party in Turkey, the Republican People's Party (RPP, Turk. CHP), commented on President Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan's recent trip to Russia, saying: "We are concerned that if Turkey, a member of NATO, continues to purchase weapons that are not can be integrated into the Alliance system, …
uwidata.com/5228-turkeys-warning-to-nato…

Solidarity with Kashmir
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-06
self-determination Alex SalmonIssue 1236 Australia 2019 Indian occupation of Kashmir PerthSeptember 6, 2019Members of the Kashmiri community and supporters rallied for a free Kashmir…
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US and Iran "At Cliff's Edge"
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-06
Iran's president Hassan Rouhani presented an ultimatum of two months to the EU to save the Iran nuclear deal. However, the deal is likely to continue to deteriorate, says The Independent's Patrick Cockburn…
therealnews.com/stories/us-and-iran-at-c…

US-China Trade War Causes Damage, but is Exaggerated
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-06
Trump hit China with more tariffs on $300 billion of imports, but as a percentage of GDP the trade war remains relatively small in its impact, and is thus unlikely to lead to a recession says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot…
therealnews.com/stories/us-china-trade-w…

Agreement to End US Involvement in Afghanistan War, But War Will Continue
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-06
The US and the Taliban are about to sign an agreement to withdraw 14,000 US troops from Afghanistan, potentially ending the longest war in US history. However, the Afghans will not see an end to fighting yet, says The Independent's Patrick Cockburn…
therealnews.com/stories/agreement-to-end…

Climate Forum Shows Candidates' Key Differences
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-06
At CNN's seven-hour climate town hall, ten Democratic candidates disagreed about fracking, nuclear power, and how much to fund the Pentagon. TRNN's Marc Steiner, Dharna Noor, and Steve Horn discuss.
therealnews.com/stories/climate-forum-sh…

Candidates Don't Agree On How Much To Spend on Climate Plans
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-06
At CNN's marathon climate town hall, candidates detailed environmental plans that range from $1.3 to $16.3 trillion, but moderators failed to address the cost of inaction…
therealnews.com/stories/candidates-dont-…

Socialism Forum "The Fight Against White Supremacy & Racist Violence"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-09-06
San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St. San Jose…
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