2019-09-10: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-09-10). Colombia Hides Largest Mass Grave in Latin America. telesurenglish.net Colombia has been hiding the fact that it has Latin America's largest mass graves according to a recent finding by the country's war crimes tribunal. It also said that Colombia may have been falsifying homicide rates for propaganda. | RELATED: | Brazil: 8 Bodies Found in Secret Mass Grave Used by Rio Militia | The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP)…

RT (2019-09-10). War and whiskers: Freshly-resigned John Bolton gets meme-roasting. rt.com US National Security Advisor John Bolton's departure from the Trump administration has been met with a mix of joy from the MAGA crowd and protests from dedicated neocons, but also with an avalanche of memes. | President Donald Trump announced Bolton's dismissal by tweet on Tuesday, saying he had "disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions," presumably meaning his advocacy for military-enforced regime change in Syria, Venezuela, North Korea and Iran. Bolton insisted that he attempted to resign before Trump's announcement. | Reaction flowed in swiftly, with some commenters in the media lamenting the war-haw…

Staff (2019-09-10). Trump Dismisses John Bolton, Says They 'Disagreed Strongly'. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had significant disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. | The two men offered opposing accounts on Bolton's less than friendly departure, a leave-taking example of what had been a fractious relationship almost from the start. | Trump tweeted that he told Bolton Monday night his services were no longer needed at the White House and Bolton submitted his resignation Tuesday morning. Bolton…

RT (2019-09-10). John Bolton, welcome to #Resistance? Media, Democrats lament Trump firing national security hawk. rt.com Within hours of his firing by President Donald Trump, the hawkish national security adviser John Bolton was embraced by mainstream media outlets and even some Democrats, even if only as an excuse to criticize the White House. | Trump announced Bolton's ouster via Twitter on Tuesday morning, stunning even those in Washington who have reported on the possibility of such a move for months. As the shock wore off, however, reporters and lawmakers figured they would offer their thoughts — which, unsurprisingly, went along the usual lines. | "Can't wait for the Resistance, led by Maddow & O'Donnell & Hayes, to e…

teleSUR (2019-09-10). Donald Trump Fires National Security Advisor John Bolton. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired his National Security Advisor John Bolton, saying that he has "disagreed with many of his suggestions." | RELATED: | Who Is John Bolton, Trump's Man Behind Plot Against Venezuela | Bolton has been a leading voice for regime change and U.S. interventionist policies in Venezuela, Iran, Cuba and ot…

Jonathan Cook (2019-09-10). With Strikes Against Iran, Netanyahu Risks Jeopardising his Closest Alliance. dissidentvoice.org Every Israeli prime minister — not least Benjamin Netanyahu — understands that a military entanglement with Hezbollah, Lebanon's armed Shia movement on Israel's northern border, is a dangerous wager, especially during an election campaign. It was Shimon Peres who lost to Mr Netanyahu in 1996, weeks after the former prime minister had incensed Israel's Palestinian …

Jonathan Cook (2019-09-10). Netanyahu Risks Triggering an Unwinnable War to Avoid Losing Election. globalresearch.ca Every Israeli prime minister — not least Benjamin Netanyahu — understands that a military entanglement with Hezbollah, Lebanon's armed Shia movement on Israel's northern border, is a dangerous wager, especially during an election campaign. | It was Shimon Peres who lost …

Fight Back (2019-09-10). Hezbollah shoots down Israeli drone. fightbacknews.org Washington DC — The progressive Lebanese political party Hezbollah announced early September 9 that its military forces had shot down an Israeli Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) over Lebanon. | In a statement, Hezbollah's media relations office said their forces "repelled with appropriate weapons an Israeli drone as it crossed the Palestinian-Lebanese border towards the southern town of Ramieh." | "The drone was downed in the outskirts of the town and now it is in the hands of the Resistance fighters," the statement added. | Israel frequently violates Lebanon's airspace and launched an August 25 drone attack o…

John V. Walsh (2019-09-10). "Hands Off Hong Kong" — The Cry that Seldom Is Heard. globalresearch.ca Through the summer the world has watched as protests shook Hong Kong. As early as April they began as peaceful demonstrations which peaked in early June, with hundreds of thousands, in protest of an extradition bill. That bill would have …

teleSUR (2019-09-10). Carrie Lam Rejects US Sanctions Bill on Hong Kong. telesurenglish.net Hong Kong Chief Carrie Lam condemned Tuesday the "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act", which is being proposed in the U.S. Congress by Senator Marco Rubio, and is expected to pass with bipartisan support. The bill would mandate the U.S. to take economic measures against Hong Kong. | RELATED: | Hong Kong Protestors Ask Trump For US Intervention | At a press conference on Tuesday, Hong Kong lead…

teleSUR (2019-09-10). China Threatens UK With Force Over Disputed Islands. telesurenglish.net The Chinese government issued a stern warning to Great Britain on Tuesday after a British naval ship entered the disputed waters of the South China Sea. | RELATED: | Hong Kong Protestors Ask Trump For US Intervention | The British ship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, reportedly entered the South China Sea, prompting China to warn the United Kingdom that their actions could be viewed as 'hostile' to Beijing. | "The South China Sea is a vast ocean… we have no objection to people sailing around ther…

Tony Cartalucci (2019-09-10). US Is Behind Hong Kong Protests Says US Policymaker. globalresearch.ca The US continues to deny any involvement in ongoing unrest in China's special administrative region of Hong Kong. | However, even a casual look at US headlines or comments made by US politicians makes it clear the unrest not only suits …

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-10). Netanyahu Cries Wolf About a Nonexistent Iranian Nuclear Threat — Again. globalresearch.ca Nuclear armed and dangerous Israel is a global menace, an indisputable fact. | It maintains unlawful stockpiles of chemical, biological, and other terror weapons as well. | The world community and establishment media remain silent about its existential threat to regional peace …

Dave Lindorff (2019-09-10). US Media Keep Saying Iran is 'In Violation' of a Nuclear Agreement the US Withdrew From. counterpunch.org Yes, Iran is increasing the number of centrifuges it is using to refine nuclear fuel, and yes, it is refining that fuel to a higher percentage of U-235, the isotope that allows the uranium to begin a chain reaction necessary for both fueling a nuclear reactor and for creating an atomic bomb. But in taking More

John Wojcik (2019-09-10). Why Trump has failed at regime change in Venezuela. peoplesworld.org LISBON, Portugal—Trump's first problem when his administration launched a full-scale effort earlier this year to overthrow the Venezuelan government was that he was working against history. Since the months before the presidential elections in that country in 1998 up to now, the U.S. has repeatedly failed to thwart that country's "Bolivarian Revolution." Trump, in fact, …

RT (2019-09-10). NRA sues San Francisco after city brands it a 'domestic terrorist organization'. rt.com The National Rifle Association (NRA) is taking the city of San Francisco to court over a recent resolution calling it a domestic terrorist entity and discouraging businesses from dealing with it. | The powerful gun lobbying organization, which has borne the brunt of liberal anger in the wake of mass shootings that have rattled the US over the past several years, has filed a complaint against the City and County of San Francisco and its super…

Staff (2019-09-10). Yoel Alonso Leal Is Facing Deportation. Doctors Say He May Die on the Plane. truthout.org | | Yoel Alonso Leal, a Cuban asylum seeker who has a lung tumor and has been struggling with gout and pneumonia while being shuffled through immigration jails, is facing deportation. Doctors and advocates say Leal's health is quickly declining and he could die before his plane back to Cuba lands at the airport. | "There is a high chance that he would die from the flight itself. Deportation for him would be deadly," said Kiersta Kurtz-Burke of Louisiana State University's School of Medicine,…

Staff (2019-09-10). Observe 9/11 Anniversary by Calling for an End to the Afghan War. truthout.org | | On the eve of the 18-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks and the illegal U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the United States and the Taliban completed nine rounds of peace talks with no deal. | Although they had reportedly reached an agreement in principle, Donald Trump insisted on a secret meeting at Camp David with the Taliban and the puppet Afg…

teleSUR (2019-09-10). Colombian Teachers to Go On National Strike in Defense of Life. telesurenglish.net The Colombian Federation of Education Workers (Fecode) called a 24-hour nationwide strike on September 12 to protest against the "serious situation of insecurity" that this South American country is experiencing. | RELATED: | Colombia: Special Jurisdiction for Peace Announces 650 New Applications | "The protest aims at defending life and physical integrity of teachers, union and social leaders and rejecting all forms of violence in this country wherever they come from."

Kenneth Good (2019-09-10). The Brutality of Robert Mugabe and Zanu-Pf In Zimbabwe. counterpunch.org The independence elections, 27-29 March 1980, saw two main parties competing: ZANU-PF won 57 of the then 80 common roll seats, and 63% of the popular vote; and PF-ZAPU led by Joshua Nkomo gained 20 seats and 24% of the vote. It was clear that ZANU-PF controlled the ZANLA guerrillas whose 'presence was felt in over two-thirds of the country', mostly in the Shona-speaking regions, and there was no doubt that 'peace meant a ZANU-PF victory.' Turnout was a huge 91% of eligible voters. But participation fell to 54% in 1990, ZANU-PF having engulfed ZAPU after December 1987, and fell further to 31% in 1996. A deep and r…

teleSUR (2019-09-10). Bolsonaro's Son Poses with Gun After Father's Surgery. telesurenglish.net Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, posted a photo on his Twitter account together with his father which showed a gun on his waist. | RELATED: | Deforestation in Brazil Grew 91% Prior to Amazon Fires: Report | The picture was taken in the room of the Vila Nova Star hospital in San Pablo, where Bolsonaro was operated Sund…

Prof. Mary Galvin (2019-09-10). As Bolsonaro Incinerates the Amazon, Urgent Action Is Needed for Climate Justice. globalresearch.ca Did South Africa need another high-profile reminder of climate chaos, after the Cape Town drought in 2015 to 2018; the two cyclones in March to April that ravaged Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe and killed more than 1 000 of our …

Staff (2019-09-10). Activists Follow the Money Fueling the Amazon Fires. truthout.org | | While the world watches in horror as fires rage on in the Amazon, activists are shining a light on the big businesses destroying what's popularly known as the "lungs of the Earth." On September 5, people around the globe stood in solidarity with the rainforest's indigenous communities by partaking in the Global Day of Action for the Amazon, staging protests and singling out the bad actors profiting off deforestation. | In Washington, D.C., protesters chanted "Put out the flames, we name your names — poli…

Alexandra Jacobo (2019-09-10). Nearly 1,000 Amazon workers will walk out and join Global Climate Strike. nationofchange.org Nearly 1,000 Amazon employees have pledged to join the massive upcoming Global Climate Strike. The employees will walk out on September 20th to demand that the company "makes climate a priority." | The 941 Amazon employees that have signed the internal pledge includes workers at corporate offices, according to Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, the group organizing the walkout. | We want Amazon to commit to zero emissions by 2030 and pilot electric vehicles first in communities most impacted by pollution. We should be leaders reaching zero first, not sliding in at the last moment. | Pledge to walk out with…

teleSUR-LA (2019-09-10). Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Resigns. telesurenglish.net Jack Ma, co-founder and CEO of China's largest online retailer Alibaba, is scheduled to step down from his position as the company's executive chairman on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Amazon Employees to Strike over Company's Climate Policies | Last year, Jack Ma announced in an open letter that he would retire on his 55th birthday, which falls on September 10 this year, and the company CEO Daniel Zhang will take over as the chairman of the board. | Ma's journey from English teacher to…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-09-10). Model Actress Pam Anderson, Defender of Assange: The US is Guilty of War Crimes. globalresearch.ca Model, actress, and Julian Assange defender Pamela Anderson said something you rarely if ever hear on corporate television: the US is guilty of war crimes. She made this remark during an exchange with the daughter of the late John McCain, …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-10). Where Was Osama bin Laden on September 10, 2001? One Day Before 9/11. His Whereabouts Were Known. globalresearch.ca Donald Rumsfeld repeatedly claimed that the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden were unknown: "It is like looking for a needle in a stack of hay". It's an outright lie. Needless to say, "Going after bin Laden" in the wake of 9/11 has served to sustain the legend of the "world's most wanted terrorist".

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-10). Video: 9/11 and the War on Terror. globalresearch.ca The tragic events of September 11, 2001 constitute a fundamental landmark in American history. a decisive watershed, a breaking point. Millions of people have been misled regarding the causes and consequences of 9/11. | September 11 2001 opens up an era …

Garikai Chengu (2019-09-10). Gaddafi vs the West: Two Revolutions on the Wrong Side of History. counterpunch.org Sunday marked half a century since Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan revolution, which led to the overthrow of the American-backed King Irdis. In Libya's 1969 revolution, Muammar Gaddafi inherited one of the poorest nations in Africa; however, by the time he was assassinated, Gaddafi's socialism had turned Libya into Africa's wealthiest nation. Libya had the highest GDP More

Finn Collom (2019-09-10). Warren and Sanders revive old social democratic idea to increase worker power. peoplesworld.org As the primaries approach, Democratic presidential candidates will no doubt be touting their support for a $15 per hour minimum wage. None have opposed the idea. A minimum wage increase would put more money in workers' pockets. But so far, only two candidates—Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders—have far-reaching proposals to give workers something even more important: …

Mohsen Abdelmoumen — Stuart Newman (2019-09-10). Are We Headed Toward a Techno-Eugenic Future? counterpunch.org Dr. Stuart A. Newman, Ph.D., is professor of cell biology and anatomy. He has been a visiting professor at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, the Centre à l'Energie Atomique-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, the University of Tokyo, and was a Fogarty Senior International Fellow at Monash University, Australia. He was a founding member of More

Nick Turse (2019-09-10). "The Pain Remains:" The Living Literature of War. counterpunch.org Do you remember July 8, 2011? Where you were? What you did? Whom you talked to? Anything at all? I couldn't pin down one single thing for that day. I couldn't even locate an email I had sent or a photo I might have taken. It's all evidently lost in the ether, known only to tech More

Dennis Broe (2019-09-10). Elections, coups and tax evaders: Venice Film Festival wrap-up. peoplesworld.org VENICE—Outside, police at the Venice Film Festival massed for a climate march that saw demonstrators swarm around the red carpet demanding action on climate devastation globally, and in Venice in particular, where oversized cruise ships are destroying the lagoon. Inside, the jury was meeting to award the Golden Lion for best film. What they essentially …

Michael Welton (2019-09-10). Adorno is Not a Cheery Guy. counterpunch.org Maybe Teddy would be lots of laughs in a Berlin pub after one too many. But, judging from his essay, "Education after Auschwitz," written in popular style in 1966 (three years from his death), Adorno might chase away the crowds. "Hey, see that dreary old guy sitting alone in the corner? That's sad old Adorno." More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-10). Boris Johnson Trips: Duvets, Toothbrushes and the House of Lords. counterpunch.org In 2017, MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, a Tory creature trapped in cold storage, suggested that the UK's withdrawal from the European Union was tantamount to fighting the battles of Agincourt, Waterloo and Trafalgar, a true statement of British strength. (Much inconsistency there, but let him ride with it.) "This is Magna Carta, it's the Burgesses coming More

Janine Jackson (2019-09-10). 'Under the Trump Administration, the [NLRB] Appointees Have Been Extremists' – CounterSpin interview with Kate Bronfenbrenner on Trump's anti-labor Labor Board. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Cornell's Kate Bronfenbrenner about Trump's anti-labor Labor Board for the September 6, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Anita Plummer (2019-09-10). An Inspiring Climate Victory in Kenya. counterpunch.org As the UN Climate Action Summit approaches on September 23, the official UN site lays out individual actions that people can take to reduce their carbon footprint. But around the world activists are acting collectively as well, with a coordinated global climate strike. Local collective actions also can inspire hope, as demonstrated by Kenyan activists, More

Katarina Sabados (2019-09-10). Mining, Murder, and Impunity. Protests in Mexico against Canadian Mining company. globalresearch.ca In a small town in southern Mexico, a public square is decorated with the bust of Mariano Abarca Roblero, a beloved father whose violent death remains unsolved. | Abarca was shot dead in 2009 after organizing protests against Canadian mining …

Staff (2019-09-10). Henry A. Giroux: The Terror of the Unforeseen. truthout.org | | In this interview with Professor Henry Giroux, we discuss his latest book, The Terror of the Unforeseen, published by LARB Provocations, from The Los Angeles Review of Books. Just the latest of over 65 books he has written.

WSWS (2019-09-10). Scandal erupts over Público exposure of state complicity in Barcelona attack. wsws.org The exposure of NATO intelligence agencies' complicity in Islamist networks' August 2017 terrorist attack in Barcelona has provoked a deep political crisis in Spain.

Michael Nigro (2019-09-10). American Barbarity on the Border. truthdig.com The United States' current immigration system is functioning exactly the way it is supposed to—it is designed to make people suffer. | The amount of violence the U.S. inflicts on people from around the world is all done in our name. It has become such a common occurrence that, like a fire alarm that blares randomly every day, it has lost all sense of urgency. We tune it out until it becomes white noise. | This is the case for the tens of thousands of asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border who are the targets of Trump and his administration's dehumanizing, intentional cruelty. | The featured series of phot…

Staff (2019-09-10). As in Vietnam, the US Will Leave Afghanistan a Disaster for Its Citizens. truthout.org | | When the conflict that the Vietnamese refer to as the American War ended in April 1975, I was a U.S. Army captain attending a course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In those days, the student body at any of our Army's myriad schools typically included officers from the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). | Since ARVN's founding two decades earlier, the United States had assigned itself the task of professionalizing that fledgling military establishment. Based on a conviction that the standards,…

Juan Cole (2019-09-10). Trump-Taliban Talks Like Those with North Korea — A Photo Op on the Deck of the Titanic. globalresearch.ca The Afghanistan government has been miffed and apprehensive for some time that the Trump administration has been talking to the Taliban in Qatar without any representation from Kabul. Government officials were therefore happy about Trump's abrupt cancellation of what he …

WSWS (2019-09-10). Household incomes dropping in Australia as economy slides toward recession. wsws.org Working class living standards are continuing a seven-year fall, setting the scene for class conflict.

Staff (2019-09-10). Don't Be Fooled — Kamala Harris's "Criminal Justice" Plan Is Not Progressive. truthout.org | | On Monday, Sen. Kamala Harris released her plan on criminal punishment reform — the latest Democratic presidential hopeful to do so. While some of her competitors have released ambitious, if flawed, plans that identify a political agenda, Harris's plan rests mostly on the candidate herself. | Harris, of course, is the former attorney general of California and ha…

Olivia Rosane (2019-09-10). NOAA directed staffers not to contradict Trump on misleading Dorian claims. nationofchange.org Can the U.S. under President Donald Trump still trust government-issued weather reports? | That's the question at the heart of a Saturday report from The Washington Post that leadership at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) directed staff not t…

Eric Zuesse (2019-09-10). How the U.S. Created the Cold War. globalresearch.ca There was a speech that the smug Harvard neoconservative Graham Allison presented at the US aristocracy's TED Talks on 20 November 2018, and which is titled on youtube as "Is war between China and the US inevitable?" It currently has …

Tracy Keeling (2019-09-10). What a pro-trophy hunting open letter failed to mention about its 'conservationist' backers. thecanary.co An open letter recently appeared in the journal Science. As the Independent reported at the time, in it "133 conservationists and commun…

teleSUR (2019-09-10). Japan May Have to Dump Radioactive Water into Sea. telesurenglish.net Japan's Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it, the environment minister said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Hiroshima Mayor Urges Japan to Sign Nuclear Treaty, PM Refuses | Tokyo Electric, or Tepco, has collected more than 1 million tonnes of contaminated water from the cooling pipes used to keep fuel cores from melting since the plant was crippled by an earthq…

Linda Pentz Gunter (2019-09-10). Nuclear Power Has No Role in Fighting the Climate Emergency. counterpunch.org The Aug. 26 editorial "A plan that goes nowhere" in the Washington Post claimed that Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) proposed $16.3 trillion climate plan was made "unnecessarily expensive" by his exclusion of new nuclear power construction and his intention to deny existing nuclear plants license extensions. According to research by the Environmental Working Group, five More

Prof. Joelien Pretorius (2019-09-10). Is It Time to Ditch the NPT, in Favor of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (Ban Treaty)? globalresearch.ca In 2020, the participants in the 1970 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will congregate for the treaty's 10th review conference. Which means that it may be a good time to re-examine the relevance of the NPT, and …

Sarah Abed (2019-09-10). Denmark Announces Increased Military Contributions and NATO Support in Syria and Beyond. globalresearch.ca Denmark is recognized as one of the most socially and economically developed countries in the world, which enjoys a high standard of living as well as high metrics in national performance, protection of civil liberties, and the lowest perceived level …

Sarah Abed (2019-09-10). Damascus Strongly Condemns US-Turkish Joint Military Patrols in Northeastern Syria. globalresearch.ca On Sunday, six military vehicles from Akcakale district in southeast Sanliurfa in Turkey, crossed the border into Syria and joined a US military convoy in carrying out joint military ground patrols from Tel Abyad, Al Raqqa governorate to Ras Al …

South Front (2019-09-10). Video: Turkey Expands Its Military Presence in Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca Turkey is increasing its military presence in northern Syria. | On September 8, Turkish and US forces carried out a first joint patrol east of the Euphrates in the framework of the 'safe zone' agreement recently reached by Ankara and Washington. …

Wim Laven (2019-09-10). Cause of Termination: Gross Fraud and Malfeasant Negligence. counterpunch.org In the eyes of the law there are differences in lies. While it is wrong to deceive, deception with the intent to cause injury or damage is especially bad. This is the current, and persistent, practice by President Donald Trump and it is worthy of a deeper look. Much has and continues to be written More

WSWS (2019-09-10). As contract deadline looms in US, 8,000 GM autoworkers strike in South Korea. wsws.org The issues over which the Korean workers are striking are ones that their American co-workers will readily identify with.

Juan Cole (2019-09-10). Trump-Taliban talks like those with N. Korea — a photo op on the deck of the Titanic. nationofchange.org Trump-Taliban is just for show, like Trump-North Korea. It is like a photo op on the deck of the Titanic as it headed to sea.

Jon Rappoport (2019-09-10). 5G Wireless: A Ridiculous Front for Global Control. globalresearch.ca First, a few quotes to give a bit of background. | 5G speed, for people who must download a whole season of their favorite show in two seconds: | "It's the next (fifth) generation of cellular technology which promises to greatly enhance …

Robert J. Burrowes (2019-09-10). Mohandas K. Gandhi vs. Contemporary Leaders. globalresearch.ca On 2 October 2019, it will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gujarat, India. I would like to reflect on the visionary leadership that Gandhi offered the world, briefly comparing it with some …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-09-10). Why Wages Are Lower, Inflation Higher, and GDP Over-Stated. globalresearch.ca In a post last week I took issue with the Trump administration's claim—repeated ad nauseam in the media—that wages were rising at a 3.1% pace this past year, according to the Labor Dept. In my post I explained the 3 …

Carlos Guzman Vedia (2019-09-10). Devastating Fires in Bolivia: A Political Tool. globalresearch.ca The fires in the lowlands of Bolivia have burnt more than 1 million hectares, affecting forest reserves, protected areas and national parks. These fires represent the environmental tensions generated by the agricultural extractivism (McKay, 2018) that the drives the Bolivian …

Robin Davis (2019-09-10). Was Isaac Newton a 9/11 "Conspiracy Theorist"? globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in September 2011. | Strange isn't it? To be labelled a 9/11 "conspiracy theorist" you don't even need to have a theory. It's enough to express any doubt about the official version of events. | Stranger still, …

teleSUR (2019-09-10). Mexico Will Never Accept Being 'Safe Third Country' For US: FM. telesurenglish.net The Mexican Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, stressed that Mexico will not bow to U.S. pressure in order to become a "safe third country". The comments come on the eve of Ebrard's meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. | RELATED: | Fight Corruption, Stop Impunity New Plan for Mexican Govt: AMLO | "I just heard statements from the CBP [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] manager. I reiterate in the face of pressures: Mexico is not and will not accept being a…

Natural Resources Defense Council (2019-09-10). GE's climate hypocrisy: Building coal plants while touting clean energy. nationofchange.org General Electric, which boasts of being a clean energy leader, is quietly doubling down on the dirty energy of the past with plans to equip more than a dozen new coal-fired power plants in countries like Cambodia, Kenya, Poland, Pakistan and Vietnam, a report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows. | These coal power plants would sharply increase carbon pollution, harming public health and leading to hundreds of premature deaths annually from the projects—if completed. The plants also could destabilize economies and would add billions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions to the atmo…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-10). Plan to Release Radioactive Fukushima Wastewater Into Pacific Ocean Panned by Critics. commondreams.org The far-reaching dangers of nuclear power were on full display Tuesday as Japan's environmental minister recommended releasing more than one million tons of radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi plant into the Pacific Ocean, nearly a decade after a tsunami caused a meltdown at the coastal facility. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-09-10). Headlines for September 10, 2019. democracynow.org Wilbur Ross Under Fire After Reports of Political Meddling at NOAA, Trump Says "Bad People" from Hurricane-Ravaged Bahamas Trying to Enter U.S., Boris Johnson Dealt More Blows over Brexit Plan as U.K. Parliament Suspended, U.N. Human Rights Chief: Climate Change Greatest Threat to Human Rights, French Summer Heat Waves Linked to 1,500 Deaths, Paraguay: Human Remains Found Under Former Property of Ex-Dictator Alfredo Stroessner, Bangladesh Imposes Mobile Phone Blackout on Rohingya Refugees, North Korea Fires 2 Projectiles After Proposing Renewal of Talks with U.S., Reports: CIA Extracted Russian Informant Who Prov…

Andy Rowell (2019-09-10). Climate Deniers' Response to Climate Crisis: "There Is No Climate Emergency" commondreams.org The political response remains positively inept, with a climate denier in the White House, an Amazon-destroyer in Brazil, and an EU besotted by the Brexit shambles. (Photo: Oil Change International/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ed Sykes (2019-09-10). The spirit of MPs trying to stop Johnson's coup is the one we should use to get the Tories out of power. thecanary.co On 9 September, Boris Johnson succeeded in shutting parliament down for five weeks. But MPs didn't take it lying down. And their passionate resistance shows the spirit we should all use to finally get the Tories out of power. | Several left-wing MPs tried to block speaker John Bercow into his seat in parliament in a symbolic protest against Johnson's 'prorogation' process. They also held up signs saying 'silenced' to highlight the PM's efforts to avoid scrutiny…

Staff (2019-09-10). In Push for Brexit, UK's Conservative Party Shifts to the Far Right. truthout.org | | More than three years after British voters narrowly supported pulling the U.K. out of the European Union (EU), everything is coming to a head. After winning the Conservative Party's leadership contest in July — a contest triggered by former Prime Minister Theresa May's inability to get Parliament to support her negotiated exit agreement with the EU — current Prime Minister Boris Johnson's strategy regarding Brexit this summer has been to bluster and threaten to storm out of the EU wit…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-10). The Bin Ladens and the Bushes: On 9/11 George Herbert W. Bush Meets Osama's Brother Shafiq bin Laden. globalresearch.ca Lest we forget, one day before the 9/11 attacks, the dad of the sitting President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush was meeting none other than Shafig bin Laden, the brother of alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden.

WSWS (2019-09-10). 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.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-09-10). Dov'è l'Impegno antinucleare di Luigi Di Maio? globalresearch.ca C'è finalmente un ministro degli Esteri che si impegnerà a far aderire l'Italia al Trattato Onu sulla proibizione delle armi nucleari? Il neoministro Luigi Di Maio ha sottoscritto nel 2017 il Parliamentary Pledge dell'Ican, coalizione internazionale insignita del Premio Nobel …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-09-10). Onde está o empenho antinuclear de Luigi Di Maio? globalresearch.ca Existe, finalmente, um Ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros que se empenhará em fazer aderir a Itália ao Tratado ONU sobre a proibiàßà£o das armas nucleares? O novo Ministro Luigi Di Maio assinou, em 2017, o Juramento Parlamentar do ICAN, a …

Staff (2019-09-10). From a Lebanese Refugee Camp to Harvard, Ismail Ajjawi Inspires Other Palestinian Students. democracynow.org Today marks a week since Ismail Ajjawi, a 17-year-old Palestinian student who was denied entry into the United States, began classes with his fellow Harvard freshmen. Ajjawi was initially turned away at Boston's Logan Airport after immigration officials searched his phone and computer, and interrogated him about his religion and social media posts by friends that were critical of U.S. policy. He was then forced to return home to Lebanon, but his case provoked outrage on the Harvard campus and among some Palestinian rights and academic freedom groups. Ajjawi, who is attending Harvard on a full scholarship, was edu…

Staff (2019-09-10). An Invisible Crisis: Thousands of African Migrants Are Stranded in Mexico Hoping to Head North. democracynow.org Hundreds of African migrants in Mexico are protesting the country's refusal to grant them transit visas to travel to the United States or Canada, where they want to apply for asylum. For months, thousands of African migrants have been forced by the Mexican government to stay in the southern state of Chiapas, on the Guatemalan border. Many of them have been sleeping in tent cities, cooking on the streets and bathing their children in buckets, without the promise of shelter, food or work permits. The long waits for African migrants began in June, when it was reported that Mexican immigration authorities were ignori…

Joachim Bischoff and Erhard Crome (2019-09-10). 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.

Elliot Sperber (2019-09-10). The Last Days of Coney Island. counterpunch.org The Last Days of Coney Island Off in Coney Island there's an otter in the water And some harbor seals in tanks in the aquarium And penguins and brown pelicans Who envy all The gliding gulls and pizza-pecking pigeons there And rays who pray for hurricanes to come and wreck their prison — some desire More

United Nations (2019-09-10). Monday's Daily Brief: Afghanistan 'direct talks' needed, Nicaragua rights crisis, Bangladesh monsoon and Libya detainees latest, Dorian update. un.org A recap of Monday's top stories: All Afghans must participate in peace process; Nicaragua's rights crisis can be resolved says Bachelet; Rohingya refugees impacted by monsoon rains; Libya detainees to be evacuated to Rwanda; and multiple donors show solidarity with the Bahamas.

United Nations (2019-09-10). 'Whole spectrum of Afghan society' must get behind peace talks, UN envoy tells Security Council. un.org The long Afghan conflict can only be resolved by "direct talks" between its own people, the chief of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) told the Security Council on Tuesday, underscoring that they must be inclusive and represent "the whole spectrum of Afghan society".

United Nations (2019-09-10). Nicaragua 'crisis' still cause for concern amid murder, torture allegations: Bachelet. un.org Nicaragua's on-going human rights crisis can be resolved peacefully through dialogue, the UN's top rights official said on Tuesday, before expressing concern about allegations of torture and murder of protesters involved in last year's anti-Government demonstrations.

United Nations (2019-09-10). 'All efforts must be made' to ensure peaceful elections for Guinea-Bissau, Security Council hears. un.org Since the inauguration of Guinea-Bissau's new Government in July, the political arena has been dominated by preparation for presidential elections, the assistant chief for UN peacekeeping operations in Africa told the Security Council on Tuesday, briefing members on the state of the nation, and the UN peacebuilding office there (UNIOGBIS).

commondreams (2019-09-10). Global Zero Says Bolton's Departure Means Nuclear Treaty Has 'A Fighting Chance'. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2019-09-10). NIAC Congratulates Trump for Firing Bolton. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2019-09-10). NYC Community Groups Ask Judge to Halt "Public Charge" Immigration Rule Before It Takes Effect. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-10). The Russia-Ukraine Prisoner Swap: A Path to Peace and Rapprochement? globalresearch.ca The Russian-Ukrainian prisoner swap proves that some degree of goodwill exists on both sides towards the other after Zelensky's historic election and recent clinching of a parliamentary majority, thus making it more likely that they'll continue down the path of …

Negin Owliaei, Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson (2019-09-10). Activists Follow the Money Fueling Amazon Fires. commondreams.org Amazon Watch, a California-based organization that works in concert with indigenous and environmental groups, issued a report earlier this year documenting the dozens of companies that stand to make money as Bolsonaro strips regulations in Brazil. (Photo: Victor Moriyama/Greenpeace) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

C√©sar Chelala (2019-09-10). 9/11: A Day that Changed the World. commondreams.org While it is easy to create enemies, it is much harder to understand the "other", a necessary approach if we wish to eliminate conflict and honor the desire for peace and security of all people in the world. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Prabir Purkayastha (2019-09-10). White Nationalism and Crony Capitalism Are the Sparks That Started Fires in the Amazon. commondreams.org The loss of forest cover in the Amazon would affect not only the world's climate, but also the local climate in Brazil and neighboring countries, leading to less rainfall, and adversely affecting its agriculture. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mary Hladky, Thea Paneth (2019-09-10). "We Must Learn to Live Together as Brothers or Perish as Fools" commondreams.org As we face endless wars and the climate emergency with dwindling resources available to humanity, and while famines and lack of water become paramount as facts of life in ways we are not prepared for, those of us who hold to an ideal of a common humanity will have to confront these greatest of challenges. (Photo: Steve Eason/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Robert Kuttner (2019-09-10). There's a Reason Populists Like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Are Gaining on Joe Biden. commondreams.org Populists Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are gaining on Joe Biden, not because they perform better on their feet but because they have the more compelling story of what ails America. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

NationAction (2019-09-10). Take Action Now: Push for an End to Endless War. thenation.com Take Action Now: Push for an End to Endless War…

Sasha Abramsky (2019-09-10). What's Really Going on While Trump Creates Chaos. thenation.com What's Really Going on While Trump Creates Chaos…

Tom Tomorrow (2019-09-10). President Trump vs. an Asteroid. thenation.com President Trump vs. an Asteroid…

Global Research News (2019-09-10). Selected Articles: 18 Years after 9/11 Attacks. globalresearch.ca Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A

Staff (2019-09-10). Putin Suffers Setback in Moscow Election, But Remains Secure Nonetheless. therealnews.com In what many analysts saw as a test for Vladimir Putin's rule, the Moscow election was a setback of sorts, but the opposition's orientation towards capitalism undermines its own anti-corruption platform, says Tony Wood…

RT (2019-09-10). Bolton out: Trump ditches hawkish adviser he kept for 18 months despite 'disagreements'. rt.com Whatever prompted US President Donald Trump to decide the services of his national security adviser John Bolton were "no longer needed," the question now is if he intends to retreat from the hawkish path Bolton had blazed. | Trump made the announcement on Twitter, as usual, saying he "disagreed strongly with many of [Bolton's] suggestions" and therefore asked for his resignation — and received it on Tuesday. Bolton's response perhaps illustrated the nature of his relationship with Trump: he tweeted only a confirmation that he'd offered to resign, then leaked an account to the media disputing Trump's versi…

Yasin Khan (2019-09-10). An Uber Driver's Death Shows the Harms of Misclassifying Workers. counterpunch.org In 2015, Waheed Etimad immigrated with his wife and their seven children to the United States from Afghanistan on the special immigrant visa he received after translating for the U.S. Army. Etimad began taking courses at Diablo Valley College, studying to become a computer engineer while driving full time for Uber at night. People who More

CP Editor (2019-09-10). Wild Love Preserve + Idaho Wild Horse Preservation. counterpunch.org

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-10). Progressives 'Overjoyed' as John Bolton Leaves White House. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-10). Bolton's Replacement Charles Kupperman 'Another Islamophobe,' Charge Critics. commondreams.org "In Washington, D.C. today, the more things change, the more they stay the same." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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