2019-09-09: News Headlines

Robert Fisk (2019-09-09). The Coming Drone War Over Lebanon. counterpunch.org After two civil wars, multiple invasions and political assassinations galore, you might think Lebanon deserves a break from the greatest crisis since its last greatest crisis. But no — here we were this week with the Israelis claiming the Hezbollah were running a missile factory in the Bekaa Valley and the prime minister — the More

Andre Vltchek (2019-09-09). Both Israel and Hezbollah Imagined a Horrid Black Hole and Stopped… globalresearch.ca There are rare moments in history, when even the most determined enemies can suddenly recognize the futility of battle. Sometimes, just for a moment or two. Sometimes, for longer. Such moments of sanity may save thousands, even millions of human …

Andre Vltchek (2019-09-09). Both Israel and Hezbollah Imagined a Horrid Black Hole and Stopped. dissidentvoice.org There are rare moments in history, when even the most determined enemies can suddenly recognize the futility of battle. Sometimes, just for a moment or two. Sometimes, for longer. Such moments of sanity may save thousands, even millions human lives. And, such moments are not expressions of weakness or cowardice; on the contrary; they are …

Marwa Osman (2019-09-09). Trump Hits Lebanon Bank with His Favorite Econo-Political Battering Ram. globalresearch.ca The fact that the U.S. sanctions countries whenever its president pleases could in itself be considered a hostile act. Even in wartime, these sorts of collective punishments are illegal under the Geneva Conventions. | *** | Economic sanctions are not only a …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-09-09). A Secret US-Iran Deal over Oil Supplies to Syria. globalresearch.ca A secret deal has been set up between the US and Iran, through a third party, to enable the Iranian super tanker Adrian Darya 1 (formerly Grace 1) to deliver its 2.1 million barrels of oil to the Syrian government. …

Philip Giraldi (2019-09-09). Revisiting Stuxnet: The Israeli-American Computer Virus that Started Cyber-Warfare. globalresearch.ca New evidence has surfaced to demonstrate how both American and Israeli intelligence services, aided by European partners, have long been targeting Iran in spite of clear evidence that it constituted no threat. The story involves the Stuxnet virus or "worm," …

RT (2019-09-09). Trump says he 'could' meet with Iran President Rouhani. rt.com US President Donald Trump said he has "no problem with the idea" of meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani. There are rumors the meeting could happen later this month at the UN General Assembly. | Trump left open the possibility of the meeting during one of his helicopter press-conferences at the White House on Monday, prior to departing for North Carolina. | Iran should straighten it out, because they're in a very bad position right now. | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Trump was willing to meet with Rouhani "with no pre-condition," because "we don't want war with Iran." | Se…

Hannah Mowat (2019-09-09). Europeans Must Face Their Own Role in the Destruction of the Amazon. globalresearch.ca Images of the Amazon burning have caused global alarm. They have also, say observers, triggered a response unparalleled in the history of the politics around climate change: the setting of international red lines on environmental destruction. For President Macron …

teleSUR (2019-09-09). Pakistan Arrests 22 Protesters at Pro-Freedom Kashmir Rally. telesurenglish.net Pakistani police arrested 22 pro-independence protesters in Pakistan administered Kashmir. The protesters were demonstrating near the village of Tatrinote, close to the Line of Control about 80km south of the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Muzaffarabad. | RELATED: | 'United Struggle Against United Oppressors': Pro-Palestine BDS Stands in Solidarity With Kashmir | The Line of Control (LoC) is the de facto border dividing India's Kashmir…

Staff (2019-09-09). FBI Investigates ICE Shooting of Undocumented Man in Nashville Suburb. truthout.org | | The FBI is investigating the shooting of an undocumented immigrant by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent during a traffic stop last week. The shooting occurred Thursday at a supermarket parking lot in Antioch, a suburb of Nashville, where workers often gather to be picked up for a day's work. ICE agents were attempting to detain an unnamed 39-year-old Mexican man, who reportedly attempted to flee in a white box truck, when one of the agents shot him twice. It has now been revealed that…

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-09). US-Taliban No-Peace "Peace Talks" globalresearch.ca On Sunday, Pompeo called talks with the Taliban dead, no agreement forthcoming without "significant commitments" from its authorities. | On Saturday, Trump cancelled what he called secret talks with the Taliban and (US-installed Afghan puppet) president Ghani to be held separately …

WSWS (2019-09-09). Trump breaks off talks on end to US war in Afghanistan. wsws.org The US president announced that he had called off plans for a secret Camp David meeting with the Taliban and the Afghan president to conclude a peace deal.

Staff (2019-09-09). Trump Calls Off Peace Talks With Taliban. truthout.org | | This weekend, President Trump publicly called off a secret meeting at Camp David with the Taliban and the president of Afghanistan that aimed to end the 18-year war, the longest in U.S. history. The United States and Taliban had appeared close to signing an agreement after holding nine rounds of talks in Doha, but the negotiations took a surprise turn when President Trump suggested a Camp David meeting that included Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who had not been involved in the previous talks. For more, we go to Kabul to s…

teleSUR (2019-09-09). Venezuela Rejects 'Lies' published by Colombian Outlet. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Communication Minister Jorge Rodríguez offered Monday a press conference in which he denied a publication made by the magazine Semana this weekend that allegedly linked the Venezuelan Government to irregular groups in Colombia. | "The publication of Semana magazine is full of lies about the operations of the Venezuelan State," Rodríguez said as he showed evidence that dismantles the report, which he attributed to former Colombian President àÅlvaro Uribe Vélez as an intellectual author. | Rodríguez said the supposed document extracted from Venezuelan intelligence bodies does not correspond to…

Paul Dobson (2019-09-09). Venezuela: Guaido Under Investigation over Essequibo Bargaining Revelations. venezuelanalysis.com Guaido envoy Vanessa Neumann was caught on tape offering to relinquish Venezuela's historic claim in exchange for backing from London.

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-09). Netanyahu Fighting for His Political Life. globalresearch.ca On April 9, Israeli Knesset elections were held, 61 coalition seats needed for majority rule. | New elections were called after Netanyahu failed to cobble together enough support for reelection as prime minister. He remains interim PM. | On September 17, Israelis …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-09). September 9, 2001: Two Days Before 9/11, Global Research Was Born… globalresearch.ca We started up in late August with a handmade web design in FrontPage. A student in philosophy gave me a hand in drafting the home page and putting the project online. On the morning of September 8, I took a two hour "crash course" on the use of file transfer FTP software.

Conn Hallinan (2019-09-09). Climate Chaos Descends on Europe. counterpunch.org It's been a rough summer in Europe. On August 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. Not long before, Paris reached 108.7 degrees on July 25, and normally cold, blustery Normandy registered 102 degrees. Worldwide, July 2019 was the hottest month on record. More

Dean Baker (2019-09-09). Confronting Global Warming and Austerity. counterpunch.org In the United States, proposals for a Green New Deal have been getting considerable attention in recent months as activists have pressed both members of Congress and Democratic presidential candidates to support aggressive measures to combat global warming. There clearly is much more that we can and must do in the immediate future to prevent enormous damage to the planet. More

Jack Rasmus (2019-09-09). What's the True Unemployment Rate in the US? counterpunch.org The real unemployment rate is probably somewhere between 10%-12%. Here's why: the 3.7% is the U-3 rate, per the labor dept. But that's the rate only for full time employed. What the labor dept. calls the U-6 includes what it calls discouraged workers (those who haven't looked for work in the past 4 weeks). Then there's what's called the 'missing labor force'—i.e. those who haven't looked in the past year. They're not calculated in the 3.7% U-3 unemployment rate number either. Why? Because you have to be 'out of work and actively looking for work' to be counted as unemployed and therefore part of the 3.7% ra…

Howard Lisnoff (2019-09-09). Underground Notes From a 2016 Sandernista. counterpunch.org It was about call and text message 10,000 that I came to realize that political campaigns that once started in September of the election cycle, which would culminate with the election in November, now begin years earlier. The election cycle never ends! These have been info calls and texts and direct calls for donations from More

Norman Solomon (2019-09-09). Joe Biden Must Be Stopped. truthdig.com The man quickly identified himself as a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee. He didn't need to tell me that he was hopping mad. | Ken Martin was angry that my colleagues and I were handing out a flier—providing some inconvenient facts about Joe Biden—to delegates and activists as they entered the New Hampshire Democratic Party convention on Saturday. The headline, next to Biden's picture, quoted a statement he made last year: "I don't think 500 billionaires are the reason why we're in trouble." | While not flattering to the current frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, th…

Fréa Lockley (2019-09-09). Sadiq Khan challenges the conflict and suffering caused by the world's largest arms fair. thecanary.co London mayor Sadiq Khan has spoken out against the world's largest arms fair. As protests continue against the Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair, Khan's open letter also makes the link between the "arms and w…

teleSUR (2019-09-09). Guatemala Imposes Siege for 30 Days, Rights Groups Protest. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's Congress Saturday voted overwhelmingly to approve a temporary state of siege in six northeastern provinces, a measure designed to tighten security after several soldiers were killed by alleged drug traffickers. | RELATED: | Guatemalan President-Elect to Create New Anti-Corruption Body | The initiative passed after 88 lawmakers voted in favor while nine opposed it in the Central American country's unicameral legislature. | The 30-day state of siege imposes a night-time cur…

Elizabeth Keyes (2019-09-09). Somewhere Beyond Corporate Media Yemenis Die. counterpunch.org Somewhere Beyond Corporate Media Yemenis Die (Parody of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg) Somewhere beyond corporate media Yemenis die, Folk rarely heard of, yet our weapons they're killed by. Somewhere beyond corporate media Al Qaeda of AP expands, Saudi/US war crime crony, sanctity of human life be damned. Yemenis wish More

WSWS (2019-09-09). This week in history: September 9-15. wsws.org 25 years ago: Castro bows to imperialism on immigrationOn September 9, 1994, the Castro and Clinton governments signed an agreement to halt further uncontrolled immigration to the United States from Cuba. The deal marked a further step in the capitulation to imperialism by the bourgeois-nationalist Castro regime.

Dr. Andrew Glikson (2019-09-09). Wildfires and the Climate Crisis: Brazil, Siberia, California, South Europe, Queensland. globalresearch.ca The planetary consequences of injecting 910 billion tons CO2 into the atmosphere are playing in real time. | The Arctic Circle is suffering from an unprecedented number of wildfires in the latest sign of a climate crisis. With some blazes …

Richard C. Gross (2019-09-09). There is But One Race: Human. counterpunch.org Want to blame something for differences in skin color, blame the sun. It's all in the melanin. The concept of different races is a farce, largely concocted as "scientific racism" by an American physician before the Civil War, as noted in a fascinating special April 2018 issue of the National Geographic, "Black and White." It is More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-09). Robert Mugabe's Legacy: Revolution, Amity and Decline. counterpunch.org Robert Mugabe is the sort of figure that always caused discomfort. He was a permanent revolutionary, becoming, in time, the despotic ruler who frittered away revolutionary gain. He played multiple roles in international political consciousness. As Zimbabwe's strongman, he was demonised and lionised in equal measure for a good deal of his time in power. More

Brian Horejsi (2019-09-09). Sometimes There Are Bears Living There. counterpunch.org As a young boy I grew up in a very small town surrounded by mountains and foothills. I'd sit in my grandfather's nearby backyard while he told me stories, including those about the many caves in the mountains. "There are bears living in there sometimes", he would point out, nodding his head knowingly. I took More

Dr. Elisa Song (2019-09-09). Vaccine Exemptions: California Pediatrician Appeals to Governor Newsom: Do the Right Thing and Preserve the Doctor-Patient Relationship. globalresearch.ca Dear Honorable Governor Newsom, | I am a California-licensed, board-certified, Stanford-, NYU, & UCSF-trained pediatrician. I am not anti-vax. I administer vaccines in my pediatric practice. I believe that vaccines can be effective at reducing the risk of vaccine-preventable diseases for …

William D. Hartung (2019-09-09). The Raytheon United Technologies Merger and the Military Industrial Complex. William Hartung. globalresearch.ca The planned merger between Raytheon and United Technologies will only further consolidate a bloated military-industrial complex. | That's the take of William D. Hartung, the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. | He is is …

Prof Susan Babbitt (2019-09-09). Oliver Sacks, the "Neurological Philosopher" globalresearch.ca Oliver Sacks, the "neurological philosopher", did a "different sort of medicine on behalf of chronic often warehoused and largely abandoned patients." It combined art and science. Lawrence Weschler, in a new biography, says Sacks was from "the period …

Chris Wright (2019-09-09). Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor. globalresearch.ca We live in a paradoxical time. On the one hand, workers and organized labor are in their worst state since the early 1930s. Only 6.4 percent of private-sector workers belong to unions; average hourly pay is below what it was …

Frik Els (2019-09-09). Gold Price Suffers Biggest Fall in Six Years. globalresearch.ca The gold price plunged in early morning trade on Thursday, in one of the worst trading sessions in dollar terms in gold market history. | The gold price dropped to $1,514.30 an ounce in mid-morning — down 3% or $46.10 an …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-09-09). Identity Politics: A Control Mechanism Exploited by the Ruling Elite. globalresearch.ca There will not be a Peasants' Revolt like the one in 1381. We don't have a Jack Straw, John Ball, or Wat Tyler to lead and guide us. Those revolutionaries were betrayed by officers of Richard II—Richard was 14 at …

Zero Hedge (2019-09-09). Car Safety Group Pushes for Tesla Recall after Damning NTSB Report on 2018 Crash. globalresearch.ca The Center For Auto Safety — a non profit car safety advocacy group — is asking the NHTSA for a recall of Tesla vehicles, according to Law 360. | The outcry comes after a an NTSB report blamed a 2018 …

Eric Margolis (2019-09-09). Trade Wars Are a Fool's Game. globalresearch.ca According to the great military thinker, Maj. Gen. J.F.C. Fuller, 'the object of war is not victory. It is to achieve political goals.' | Too bad President Donald Trump does not read books. He has started economic wars against China, …

Carlos Eduardo Martins (2019-09-09). Bolsonaro, o falso nacionalismo e a destruiàßà£o do Brasil. globalresearch.ca A crise ambiental e diplomática promovida pelo governo brasileiro, em razà£o de sua cumplicidade com o Dia do Fogo organizado por setores do agronegócio na Amazà¥nia e das hostilidades que dirigiu ao governo francês, é apenas mais um capítulo de …

WSWS (2019-09-09). US agency warns of lung illness epidemic among young people, attributed to e-cigarettes. wsws.org The FDA has issued a public warning of a rapidly developing epidemic of severe lung illnesses associated with "vaping," with 450 cases confirmed spanning 33 states.

Staff (2019-09-09). Climate Change Is Already Hitting Europe Harder Than Anyone Expected. truthdig.com From the edge of the Arctic to almost the Tropic of Cancer, Europe's rapid warming is evidenced by hotter summers and winters.

teleSUR (2019-09-09). Elizabeth Warren Held Secret Talks With Hillary Clinton: Report. telesurenglish.net United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton have been having private conversations since the former decided to run for the White House according to a report by the NBC. | RELATED: | Sanders, Warren Surge to Tie Biden Atop Dem 2020 Primary: Poll | The NBC reported that many people with knowledge of the correspondence between the 2016 presidential candidate an…

Staff (2019-09-09). Government-Granted Patent Monopolies Are Driving Up Drug Prices. truthout.org | | Most of the leading Democratic presidential contenders have put forward a plan to reduce drug prices. But for some reason, none of them have embraced the simple idea of not making drugs expensive in the first place. Specifically, none of the contenders have proposed moving away from the current system of financing the research and development of new drugs through government-granted patent monopolies. | The point is a simple one that should be obvious to people in policy debates. Drugs are almost in…

WSWS (2019-09-09). Florida teen hangs himself in Broward County maximum-security jail. wsws.org Sonny Rugani, 17, had been charged as an adult and was detained at the Broward County main jail. He had told his arresting officers that he planned to hang himself in prison.

WSWS (2019-09-09). The issues raised by climate change in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. wsws.org The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian further supports the prediction that global warming will cause more destructive tropical storms.

Johanna Ross (2019-09-09). Boris Johnson Could 'Face Jail' if He Ignores UK Parliament. globalresearch.ca Just when one thought Brexit could not get any more dramatic, the UK Brexit crisis took on a more serious tone when Prime Minister Boris Johnson was warned he could face jail time if he refuses to respect the law …

True Publica (2019-09-09). Brexit is an Ideological Gamble with many Downsides: What 'Taking Back Control' Actually Looks Like Right Now. globalresearch.ca Three Prime Ministers in three years. | Boris Johnson has lost four out of four votes over Brexit in parliament. | An election has been denied by the opposition as the opposition has more support and therefore, has more control over what …

WSWS (2019-09-09). Federal court says secret US terrorism watchlist is unconstitutional. wsws.org A ruling on September 4 in the US Court for the Eastern District of Virginia said that the Terrorist Screening Database violates the due process and equal protection rights of US citizens.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-09). Sanders Campaign Says Trump 'Worried About Being Exposed as a Fraud' as Report Suggests President Wary of Running Against Socialism in 2020. commondreams.org "We'll have a national debate about policies that help the one percent versus policies that lift the 99. I get the sense Trump knows the reckoning is coming… No Sharpie edits will save him." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Nick Turse (2019-09-09). The Corporeal Wreckage of War. thenation.com The Corporeal Wreckage of War…

Global Research News (2019-09-09). Selected Articles: US Media Propaganda. Drawing "Liberals" and "Leftists" into the CIA's Orbit. globalresearch.ca Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-09-09). 9/11 after 18 Years. "Hard Evidence Cannot Prevail over a Transparent Official Lie" globalresearch.ca I would appreciate hearing from readers whether they have come across a report in the print, TV, or NPR media of the highly professional four-year investigation of WTC Building 7's demise. The international team of civil engineers concluded that the …

Staff (2019-09-09). House Panel to Escalate Trump Impeachment Inquiry. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—The House Judiciary Committee will vote Thursday to establish rules for hearings on impeachment, escalating the panel's investigations of President Donald Trump even as many Democrats remain wary of the effort. | The resolution is a technical step, and the panel would still have to introduce impeachment articles against Trump and win approval from the House to bring charges against Trump. It's unclear if that will ever happen, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has urged caution on the issue, saying the public still isn't yet supportive of taking those steps. | Related Articles: …

Jon Britton (2019-09-09). PSL Public Forum: The Fight Against White Supremacy and Racist Violence. indybay.org San José Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. Seventh Street, San José, CA 95112…

Mill Valley activist groups (2019-09-09). Climate Strike: Mill Valley, Marin County. indybay.org Plaza outside Mill Valley Book Depot & Cafe, 87 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941 | Mill Valley Seniors for Peace @ Camino Alto and Miller Avenue…

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

Lynda Carson (2019-09-09). Exposing the contributors to the NRA, a domestic terrorist organization. indybay.org Now that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution declaring that the National Rifle Association (NRA) is a domestic terrorist organization, this may mean that the NRA and it's contributors should come under much closer scrutiny!

Joachim Bischoff and Erhard Crome (2019-09-09). From Punitive Tariffs and Trade Conflicts to Economic War. indybay.org Donald Trump's punitive attacks on several trading partners, above all China, are changing suddenly into a destruction of the multilateral structures of the world market. With the rigorous policy of "America first," the US president wants to restore or develop the past hegemony. The wrercking ball is not the only foreign policy model. Compromise is a necessity, not a weakness.

Center for Biological Diversity (2019-09-09). Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Will Lead 'Walk for Juristac' Sunday to Protect Sacred Lands. indybay.org SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, Calif.— The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band will be stepping forward in a public journey of healing and restoration on Sunday. One of the greatest challenges before the tribe is the protection of their sacred grounds at Juristac (Sargent Ranch). The site is currently threatened by Sargent Quarry, a proposed 320-acre sand-and-gravel mining operation.

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-09). The Taliban's Recent Kabul Attack Inadvertently Tanked the Afghan Peace Talks. globalresearch.ca Neither the Taliban nor the US wanted to throw away the unprecedented progress that's been made towards peace thus far, but pressure on both sides from within their own ranks and outside regrettably led to the suspension of the Afghan …

Staff (2019-09-09). "No Accountability": FBI Investigates ICE Shooting of Undocumented Man in Nashville Suburb. democracynow.org The FBI is investigating the shooting of an undocumented immigrant by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent during a traffic stop last week. The shooting occurred Thursday at a supermarket parking lot in Antioch, a suburb of Nashville, where workers often gather to be picked up for a day's work. ICE agents were attempting to detain an unnamed 39-year-old Mexican man, who reportedly attempted to flee in a white box truck, when one of the agents shot him twice. It has now been revealed that the ICE agent involved in the shooting is one of the officers who made headlines in July after community members blocke…

Staff (2019-09-09). Headlines for September 9, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Calls Off Secret Afghanistan Meeting, Putting Fate of Possible Peace Deal in Question, Bahama Grapples with Hurricane Dorian's Devastation as U.S. Turns Away Asylum Seekers, FBI Investigates Shooting of Undocumented Man by ICE Agent in Tennessee, Trump Admin Failing to Provide Legal Aid for Migrant Children, 8.5-Month-Pregnant Asylum Seeker Kicked Out of U.S. Under "Remain in Mexico" Policy, U.S. Air Force & House Dems Investigate Spending at Trump's Scottish Turnberry Resort, Heating of Pacific Ocean Threatens Marine Life, Endangered Species, Israeli Military Fatally Shoots Two Palestinian Teens in Gaza, S…

Staff (2019-09-09). "These Negotiations Have Not Been About the Afghan People": Trump Calls Off Peace Talks with Taliban. democracynow.org This weekend, President Trump publicly called off a secret meeting at Camp David with the Taliban and the president of Afghanistan that aimed to end the 18-year war, the longest in U.S. history. The United States and Taliban had appeared close to signing an agreement after holding nine rounds of talks in Doha, but the negotiations took a surprise turn when President Trump suggested a Camp David meeting that included Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who had not been involved in the previous talks. For more, we go to Kabul to speak with Ali Latifi, a freelance journalist; Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Cre…

Staff (2019-09-09). Hurricane Dorian Was Fueled by Climate Change. Why Isn't the Mainstream Media Making the Connection? democracynow.org At least 44 people are dead, and the number is expected to rise dramatically, as the Bahamas continues to reel from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian last week. More than 70,000 on Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands have been left homeless, and hundreds, perhaps thousands, remain missing. As the Bahamas faces unprecedented destruction and thousands continue to seek shelter and aid, the island nation has been described as "ground zero" for the climate crisis. Despite this, the mainstream media has largely omitted any mention of global warming in its coverage of the disaster. We speak to Allison Fisher, o…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-09). People's Mobilization Unites For People And Planet. dissidentvoice.org The People's Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine and Save the Planet is two weeks away. The "People's Mobe" will be held from September 20 to 23 in New York City during the United Nations General Assembly. Members of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective started organizing the People's Mobe in May. Organizers sought to …

John W. Whitehead (2019-09-09). America's Lost Liberties, Post-9/11. counterpunch.org "These are the times that try men's souls." ‚Äï Thomas Paine, The American Crisis Take heed, America. Our losses are mounting with every passing day. What began with…

CP Editor (2019-09-09). Despite Tiny Carbon Footprint, Bahamas Is Ground Zero of Climate Crisis. counterpunch.org

Fréa Lockley (2019-09-09). The Mail scrapes the very bottom of the barrel trying to smear Corbyn. thecanary.co The Daily Mail's latest efforts to smear Jeremy Corbyn are a new low. With this 'shocking scoop', its latest claim against the Labour leader shows just how desperate the right-wing press is getting. | Scoop?: | On 9 September, a Mail "exclusive" claimed that "never-before-seen photographs" link Corbyn and John McDonnell to an IRA 'terrorist'. | It ran pictures of Corbyn and McDonnell "smiling for the ca…

Reese Erlich (2019-09-08). Foreign Correspondent: Will Trump Bring Peace to Afghanistan? commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas on April 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Juan Cole (2019-09-08). Netanyahu's Miscalculations About Iran Will Cost Him Dearly. truthdig.com This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment. | The Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is one of the world players who pushed Trump to breach the 2015 treaty with Iran. Trump then slapped the severest economic sanctions on Iran ever imposed on any country in the absence of war. Trump went around the world menacing other countries into ceasing to buy Iranian petroleum and threatening billions in fines against any company anywhere in the world that invested in or traded with Iran. | Related Articles: …

teleSUR (2019-09-08). Iranian Adrian Darya Tanker Sells Oil in Defiance of US Threats. telesurenglish.net Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, said Sunday that the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 has finally docked at a Mediterranean port and discharged its oil cargo, despite all the attempts of interference from the United States. | RELATED: | Iran Seizes Tugboat Carrying Suspected Smuggled Oil | "The Adrian Darya 1 oil tanker, despite acts of sabotage, finally docked on the Mediterranean coast and unloaded its cargo and its owner will make a decision for its future," the spokesm…

Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams (2019-09-08). New Season of Amazon's Jack Ryan Focused on Venezuela Denounced as 'Over-the-Top and Ridiculous' US Propaganda. venezuelanalysis.com The upcoming season of Amazon's Jack Ryan could have been scripted by John Bolton.

RT (2019-09-08). Amazon's 'smart' doorbell allows customers to spy on 'minorities minding their own f**ng business'. rt.com A shadowy partnership between Amazon's 'smart' doorbell company and hundreds of police departments across America has fueled paranoia and pushed the country closer to an Orwellian surveillance state, Redacted Tonight reports. | Amazon's Ring has given 400 US police departments access to its customers' home surveillance footage, raising serious privacy concerns — particularly because many clients have reportedly never consented to participating in the program. | As Redacted Tonight correspondent Natalie McGill argues, the company feeds on paranoia and prejudice, leading to a spike in reports to police that…

Enrique Moreno Gimeranez (2019-09-08). Evo Morales, providing leadership in times of adversity. liberationnews.org While other South American leaders delayed, Bolivian Pres. Evo Morales personally led efforts to confront the tragedy in the Amazon.

Staff (2019-09-08). How Trump Upended U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks. truthdig.com The president calls off a meeting with Taliban leaders at Camp David, blaming a car bomb that killed a U.S. service member and 11 others.

teleSUR (2019-09-08). US Will Lose More After Afghan Talks End Abruptly: Taliban. telesurenglish.net As a response to the United States President's decision to suddenly cancel Afghan peace negotiations with the Taliban, the Islamist group warned Sunday that this will only result in more "losses to the U.S." | RELATED: | Trump Scraps Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban Over Attack | A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, criticized Donald Trump for calling off t…

Jeff Abbott (2019-09-08). The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters. progressive.org The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.

teleSUR (2019-09-08). Chile: Human Rights March Ends with Police Repression. telesurenglish.net A march for human rights that commemorates the victims of the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) every September, ended Sunday with brutal police repression and riots in Chile's capital Santiago. | RELATED: | 49 years of Allende's Popular Victory: 1000 Days of Struggle | Demonstrators gathered on Sunday morning to go to the capital's General Cemetery, as part of a peace march called by the Chilean coordination of human rights organizations to mark the 46th…

RT (2019-09-08). Afghan peace talks dead 'for the time being' & US won't enter any agreement — Pompeo. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that peace negotiations with Afghanistan's Taliban are dead and that Washington will not enter any future agreement without "commitments" from the militants. | Appearing on a round of cable news shows Sunday morning, Pompeo told one of these, Fox News, that negotiations with the Taliban are dead "for the time being," adding that Washington is recalling its special envoy to Afghanistan to work out its next steps. Also appearing on CNN, Pompeo said that the US would not enter into any future agreement with the Taliban without "significant commitments" from the fighters,…

teleSUR (2019-09-08). Sudanese Tribes Sign Peace Deal After Clashes. telesurenglish.net Representatives of the Beni Amer and Nuba tribes in Sudan's Red Sea state signed a reconciliation deal Sunday under pressure from the country's most prominent military commander after clashes that triggered a state of emergency and left at least 16 dead last month. | RELATED: | Sudan Selects First Civilian Government in Decades | Sudan is embarking on a three-year transition after the overthrow of former president Omar al-Bashir in April and faces challenges including simmering…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-08). Financial Warfare: Mastercard Blocks Two Venezuelan Banks as Inflation Rises. globalresearch.ca US-based financial services company Mastercard has cut service to two Venezuelan banks sanctioned by the Donald Trump administration. | Effective this past Wednesday, clients of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces Bank (BANFANB) and the Agricultural Bank of Venezuela have been cut …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-08). Who Is Osama Bin Laden? globalresearch.ca It was Eighteen years ago: I started writing on the evening of September 11, late into the night, going through piles of research notes, which I had previously collected on the history of Al Qaeda. This first text on 9/11 …

Staff (2019-09-08). Should We Feed Hungry Children, or the War Machine? truthout.org | | On August 21, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Lise Grande, put out a heartbreaking call for nations to make good on their pledges to send humanitarian aid to feed destitute families in war-torn Yemen. Unless the funds promised are received soon, she warned, food rations for 12 million people would be reduced and at least 2.5 million malnourished children would be cut-off from the services tha…

RT (2019-09-08). Racketeering lawsuit heats up wine vs. weed war in Oregon. rt.com The rolling hills of northern Oregon produce some of the most prized wine in America. But there's rivalry from a new neighbor: Cannabis farms. With grapes and buds competing for the same soil, messy legal battles have ensued. | A number of racketeering lawsuits taken by winemakers against pot growers have languished and failed in Oregon's courts, with the grape-growers unable to prove that the pot plantations next door messed with their crops or cost them business. One such lawsuit, however, has managed to proceed, with a federal judge acknowledging an actual financial loss. | The owners of Momtazi Vineyard, i…

RT (2019-09-08). Hillary Clinton & Elizabeth Warren's 'secret talks' ignite outrage, mockery on social media. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren is reportedly in talks with failed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, a move that's at odds with Warren's progressive image, and people really aren't happy about it. | The two have been in communication since the Massachusetts senator announced her presidential run, although both are keeping quiet about it, NBC reports, citing several people who wished to remain anonymous. | pic.twitter.com/pm4FPOttz…

RT (2019-09-08). Racketeering lawsuit heats up wine vs. weed war in Oregon. rt.com The rolling hills of northern Oregon produce some of the most prized wine in America. But there's rivalry from a new neighbor: Cannabis farms. With grapes and buds competing for the same soil, messy legal battles have ensued. | A number of racketeering lawsuits taken by winemakers against pot growers have languished and failed in Oregon's courts, with the grape-growers unable to prove that the pot plantations next door messed with their crops or cost them business. One such lawsuit, however, has managed to proceed, with a federal judge acknowledging an actual financial loss. | The owners of Momtazi Vineyard, i…

Staff (2019-09-08). The Only True Invaders of Planet Earth. truthdig.com The use of "invasion" has become part of the American way of life (and death), and, the language itself has continued to be weaponized.

Matt Field (2019-09-08). Strangelove Redux: US Experts Propose Having Artificial Intelligence (AI) Control Nuclear Weapons. globalresearch.ca Hypersonic missiles, stealthy cruise missiles, and weaponized artificial intelligence have so reduced the amount of time that decision makers in the United States would theoretically have to respond to a nuclear attack that, two military experts say, it's time for …

teleSUR (2019-09-08). Palestinians Forcibly Disappeared in Saudi Arabia: NGO Warns. telesurenglish.net The Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean for Human Rights Monitor called on the Saudi authorities Saturday to disclose the fate and whereabouts of dozens of Palestinians who have disappeared inside the kingdom. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia Uses Human Trafficking to Hire Soldiers: Report | The group named 60 people but said it could not give the exact number of the detainees. Within…

South Front (2019-09-08). Video: US Seeks to Destabilize Southern Syria. globalresearch.ca The US is seeking to reanimate insurgency in southern Syria. According to the pro-militant Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a number of Free Syrian Army commanders that fled Syria in 2018 are now working to form a new militant group, …

teleSUR (2019-09-08). Bolsonaro Recovering From Surgery to Treat Year-Old Stab Wound. telesurenglish.net Vice President Hamilton Mourà£o will be Brazil's acting president through Thursday while President Jair Bolsonaro recovers from abdominal surgery resulting from his stabbing at a political rally last year, his spokesman said on Sunday. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Slams UN's Bachelet for 'Meddling' in Brazil | Bolsonaro was stable after a successful five-hour surgery, the presidential palace said in a statement. | Sunday's surgery was to correct an incisional hernia due to a weakening of…

Staff (2019-09-08). Marcus Deon Smith Was Killed 1 Year Ago by Police. His Life Still Matters. truthout.org | | One year ago at midnight, a 38-year-old Black man named Marcus Deon Smith was wandering in and out of downtown traffic in Greensboro as the North Carolina Folk Festival concluded for the night. Smith, a beloved member of the Greensboro homeless community, was high on drugs and experiencing a mental crisis when eight Greensboro police officers attempted to deal with his obvious psychological distress. Smith, who was known as a gentle, nonviolent man, frantically pleaded with the officers, r…

teleSUR (2019-09-08). Summer Heatwaves in France Killed 1,500 People: Health Minister. telesurenglish.net France recorded 1,500 deaths this summer during the heatwave that hit the country between June and July, said Sunday Agnès Buzyn, the country's Minister of Solidarity and Health. | RELATED: | Climate Change the Culprit for European Heatwave: Expert | Among the people who lost their lives, "about half were over 75-years-old, but there were also adults and yo…

Don Anair (2019-09-08). Trump Administration Goes after State Governments for Protecting the Environment. Collision course with California. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration has been on a collision course with California, and it appears that collision is imminent. An administrative action to undermine the authority granted to the state by the Clean Air Act to protect its citizens from vehicle …

Steve Almond (2019-09-08). What if President Trump Is in "Cognitive Decline"? No, Seriously. globalresearch.ca For the past few days, our president — back at work after a busy August spent golfing and rage tweeting — has been making stuff up about Hurricane Dorian, the deadly storm currently battering the Southeast. | Late-night comedians have been …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-08). The Courage of Saying No: Children, Rebellion and Greta Thunberg. globalresearch.ca There is something to be said of wariness when it comes to revolutionary voices. As Albert Camus argued in that beautiful tract of illumination and contradiction, The Rebel, "All modern revolutions have ended in the reinforcement of the power of …

Earth Justice (2019-09-08). Devastation of Bee Colonies in America: Trump's EPA Said this Bee-killing Insecticide Is Safe, Now Beekeepers Are Suing. globalresearch.ca Today, beekeepers, represented by Earthjustice, sued Trump's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allowing sulfoxaflor, a bee-killing pesticide linked to a nation-wide honeybee die-off, back on the market. The lawsuit comes as beekeepers around the country lost over 40 percent of …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-09-08). You Don't Need a Weatherman… Junior Bush On the Morning of 9/11. globalresearch.ca Taken from one of Bob Dylan's songs, Subterranean Homesick Blues, this lyric "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" is fitting for what went down on 9/11/01 in that classroom in Sarasota, Florida. | If you …

Terje Maloy (2019-09-08). The US Economic War on France. globalresearch.ca "France does not know it, but we are at war with America. Yes, a permanent war, a vital war, an economic war, a war seemingly without dead. Yes, they are very hard the Americans, they are voracious, and they want …

Sam Knight (2019-09-08). The Jack Lew Problem. commondreams.org Elizabeth Warren speaking at the Heartland Forum in Storm Lake, Iowa on March 31, 2019. (Photo: Lori Shaull/Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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