2019-09-11: News Headlines

Kevin Zeese (2019-09-12). Exit John Bolton, but Will that Mean an End to His Failed Foreign Policy? globalresearch.ca Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-12). Farewelling Dr No: The Sacking of John Bolton. globalresearch.ca "Every time the president, or Pompeo, or anyone in the [Trump] administration came up with an idea, they had to face Dr No." — Cliff Kupchan, Chairman of the Eurasia Group, The Washington Post, Sep 11, 2011. | It …

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-12). Netanyahu Repeated His Vow to Annex West Bank Land if Reelected. globalresearch.ca Israel is the only nation without official borders. Its longstanding policy calls for redrawing the Middle East map. | It aims to annex more territory, including from neighboring states and all valued parts of Judea and Samaria. | Ahead of last April's …

RT (2019-09-12). Why did US just drop 40 TONS of bombs on this Iraqi island if ISIS is 'long defeated'? rt.com The promotional video of US jets carpet-bombing an "ISIS infested" island in Iraq comes amid tensions between Washington and Baghdad, and may have more to do with that than with the supposedly long-defeated terror group. | The video, complete with dramatic music, shows F-15 as well as F-35 jets dropping what was said to be 80,000 pounds of munitions on Qanus Island, north of Baghdad. Operation Inherent Resolve officials said in a statement that the mission was intended to hamper the terrorist group's "ability to hide in thick vegetation" in the area. | @USAFCENT Staff (2019-09-12). Tentative Opioids Settlement Falls Short of a Nationwide Deal. truthdig.com HARTFORD, Conn.—A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the family that owns it. | The agreement with about half the states and attorneys representing roughly 2,000 local governments would have Purdue file for a structured bankruptcy and pay as much as $12 billion over time, with about $3 billion coming from the Sackler family. That number involves future profits and the valu…

Prof. Graeme McQueen (2019-09-12). 9/11: You Weren't Stupid, Mr. Brown! globalresearch.ca Aaron Brown, news anchor during most of CNN's coverage on September 11, 2001, was interviewed on the 15th anniversary of the event. He said in that interview that he had felt "profoundly stupid" when he was reporting the destruction …

teleSUR (2019-09-11). Iran Calls on US to Avoid War Hawks Like John Bolton. telesurenglish.net Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on the United States administration to distance themselves from war hawks like John Bolton in the future if they want to improve relations with the Islamic Republic. | RELATED: | Charles Kupperman: A Bolton-Style Hawk Is Trump's Acting National Security Advisor | "America should understand that … it should distance itself from warmongers," Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted President Hassan Rouhani as sayin…

The Canary (2019-09-11). Iran urges US to 'put warmongers aside' after John Bolton firing. thecanary.co Iran's president has welcomed Donald Trump's abrupt dismissal of his national security adviser, saying the US should "put warmongers aside" amid tensions in the Persian Gulf.Hassan Rouhani's remarks signalled approval after the US president forced out John Bolton, who had been hawkish on Iran and other global challenges.Rouhani's website quoted him as urging the US to "abandon warmongering and its maximum pressure policy" on Tehran.Ali Rabiei, a government spokesman, said after a cabinet meeting that Bolton's dismissal may help the US have a "less biased" attitude towards Iran.John Bolton (Evan Vucci/AP)The sudde…

teleSUR (2019-09-11). Germany's Angela Merkel Says Europe to Honor Iran Nuclear Deal. telesurenglish.net Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Europe has chosen to honor the 2015 nuclear agreement deal with Iran which was abandoned by the United States unilaterally last year. | RELATED: | Iran Calls on US to Avoid War Hawks Like John Bolton | The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed between Iran and six other countries. While Germany, France, the United Kingdom, China, and Russia kept the deal, Washington pulled out of it in 2018 saying that Iran has breached it by…

RT (2019-09-11). Iran thaw coming? After firing chief hawk, Trump hints at lifting sanctions on Tehran. rt.com Days after saying he had "no problem" meeting his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani and soon after firing his hawkish adviser John Bolton, US President Donald Trump has hinted he may lift some sanctions on Tehran. | Iran has been under crippling US economic sanctions since the US unilaterally withdrew lat May from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or Iran Nuclear Deal). Relations between Washington and Tehran have since deteriorated, with the sanctions accompanied by a military buildup in the Persian Gulf and back-and-forth threats from both sides. | But, speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Trump…

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-09-11). Democrats Somehow Frame John Bolton's Exit as a Bad Thing. theantimedia.com John Bolton is out as President Trump's National Security Advisor. Trump says he fired Bolton, Bolton says he offered to resign first.

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-11). Venezuela's Maduro Warns of Colombia 'Threat' as Trump Fires Bolton. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan military exercises along the border started on Tuesday.

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-11). Trump Sacks Bolton. Who is the Next National Security Advisor? globalresearch.ca It's a good start, way short of what's needed — cleaning house of all Trump regime far-right extremists, notably Pompeo and likeminded hardliners. | Chance for positive change is virtually nil. Dirty business as usual in Washington won't miss a beat …

Peter Bolton (2019-09-11). On the anniversary of 9/11, let's remember that conspiracy theories are counterproductive. thecanary.co Wednesday September 11, 2019 marks the 18th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center 'Twin Towers' in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, DC. In the 18 years that have passed since that day in 2001, countless conspiracy theories have arisen that reject the mainstream account of what happened and who was responsible. Some of the conspiracies come from the lunatic…

Tyler Durden (2019-09-11). Trump Slams "Mr. Tough Guy" Bolton for Making "Some Very Big Mistakes" theantimedia.com Trump slammed Bolton's "Libyan model" remark in regards to North Korea as "not a good statement to make."

WSWS (2019-09-11). Trump fires Bolton as national security advisor. wsws.org Disagreement over a proposed deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan was apparently the final straw in the internal White House conflict.

South Front (2019-09-11). Video: Hezbollah Shoots Down Israeli Drone over Lebanon. globalresearch.ca On September 9, Hezbollah announced that it had shot down an Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle over the village of Ramyeh in southern Lebanon. Hezbollah added that the UAV is now in its hands. | The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed in …

Andre Vltchek (2019-09-11). Western Media Portrays Hong Kong Hooligans as Heroes. But Are They? globalresearch.ca Whenever Hong Kong protesters are destroying public property, there are no cameras of Western media outlets in sight. But when police decide to intervene, protecting their city, Western media crusaders emerge in full force. | On Sunday, huge US flags were …

Jonathan Power (2019-09-11). The Need for Non-Violence in Hong Kong. counterpunch.org The gloves are off in Hong Kong. Judging from the pictures on today's BBC News the police no longer have any compunction about beating protestors. Ironically, they don't appear to get close to the fringe of protestors who are using violent tactics. Rather they are swinging their batons left right and centre at any young More

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-09-11). Will Iran be a Full Nuclear Power by the End of 2020? No Return to the 2015 Agreement. globalresearch.ca French President Emmanuel Macron failed to promote successfully his Iranian initiative with the US administration despite the initial blessing of his US counterpart. This failure led Iran to make a third gradual withdrawal from its JCPOA nuclear deal commitment, raising …

teleSUR (2019-09-11). Germany: Merkel Urges EU to Reduce Dependence on White House. telesurenglish.net Angela Merkel once again talked about the need to reduce Europe's dependence on the United States, at least in terms of foreign and defense policy on Wednesday during a federal budget debate in the nation's Bundestag, or legislator. | RELATED: | Germany's Angela Merkel Says Europe to Honor Iran Nuclear Deal | In her own words, it's time for European nations "to take their fate into their own hands" referring to creating greater European Union sovereignty. The German chancellor t…

teleSUR (2019-09-11). Ilhan Omar, Bernie Sanders Slam Netanyahu's Vow of Annexation. telesurenglish.net U.S. progressive leaders Bernie Sanders and Ilhan Omar slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's vow to annex parts of occupied West Bank if he is re-elected in next week's elections. | RELATED: | Netanyahu Announces Plans to Annex Over a Third of the West Bank | Netanyahu announced Tuesday on Israeli TV that if he is to win the upcomin…

Zubeida Mustafa (2019-09-11). Trump Leaves Afghanistan and Pakistan at His Mercy. truthdig.com As efforts to end an 18-year conflict come to abrupt end, Islamabad is unable to forge its own path as it works to improve international relations.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2019-09-11). The War in Eastern Ukraine May be Coming to an End but Do Any Americans Care? dissidentvoice.org On Saturday September 7, Russia and Ukraine agreed to a prisoner swap which has brought hope of improved relations between the two countries and an end to the 5-year long conflict in Eastern Ukraine. A peace accord is being planned for later this month in Normandy involving Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany. Ukraine's newly elected …

WSWS (2019-09-11). Russia: Stalinist and far-right candidates win with backing from Navalny. wsws.org The Western media has desperately tried to conceal the right-wing character of the political forces that have made gains in the elections in Moscow and Khabarovsk.

WSWS (2019-09-11). New York Times: Main source for anti-Russia campaign may have been a "double agent" wsws.org The latest allegation reported by the New York Times Is a further exposure of the Democrats' concocted claims of Russian "subversion" of the US political system.

teleSUR -EF (2019-09-11). US: Protests Against Salvadoran Deportation, Child with Cancer. telesurenglish.net Protesters gathered Wednesday outside the Chicago headquarters of Immigration and Customs Service (ICE) to try to stop the deportation of an undocumented Salvadoran whose 18-month old daughter was recently diagnosed with leukemia. If forced to go back to his home country Cristian Avalos Merino's life would be "at risk." | RELATED: | Panama to US: We Won't be Your 'Safe Third Country' | Avalos was arrested on May 14 in Cicero, Illinois, while sleeping in his parked car. | Days later, during…

Eds. (2019-09-11). Nationalism, borders, and the state. mronline.org Last summer, protesters in Oregon set up a makeshift camp outside the Portland office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Similar encampments soon spread across the country, from Chicago to Los Angeles and New York. Horrified by stories of family separation and images of children in detention centers along the southern border, a consequence of […] | Source

teleSUR (2019-09-11). China, US Grant Trade Concessions Ahead of New Talks. telesurenglish.net China and the United States decided Wednesday to ease back on sanctions ahead of a fresh round of talks aimed at defusing a trade war between the world's two largest economies. | RELATED: | US Lowers Expectations About a Possible Agreement With China | The Chinese government announced it will exempt some U.S. goods from its tariffs, which covers two lists with 16 categories of goods, and will be valid from Sept. 17, 2019, to Sept. 16, 2020, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council said in a…

L. Ali Khan (2019-09-11). The Revival of Non-Self. counterpunch.org The 21st century is witnessing the revival of Non-Self, such as Herrenvolk and Hindutva, which assert a binary division of "Self" and "Non-Self." Selfism advocates the exclusion of Non-Self, variously defined as immigrants, refugees, gypsies, indigenous people, minorities, or "others." Nationalism, majoritarianism, and exceptionalism are its noxious crops. Ethnic cleansing, apartheid, segregation, settler colonialism, denial More

Jill Richardson (2019-09-11). Get ready for unnatural disasters this hurricane season. nationofchange.org Donald Trump discusses immigration as if the benefits of residence in the U.S. are a pie. When immigrants get more, the people who were already here get less. In general, that's not true. When immigrants come here, they don't just take some jobs (often low-wage jobs U.S. citizens don't want), they also create new jobs. …

Ron Jacobs (2019-09-11). Is Killing Peasants Protecting America's Interests? counterpunch.org The war drags on. There is no end in sight. Peace negotiations are thwarted again. Republicans and Democrats alike appear in the press decrying the possibility of the enemy coming to talk peace and staying at Camp David. Personally, I was surprised by the Camp David aspect of the story only because I figured Trump More

Andrew Bacevich (2019-09-11). Reflections on "Peace" in Afghanistan. counterpunch.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 More

Andrew J. Bacevich (2019-09-11). Reflections on "peace" in Afghanistan. nationofchange.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 …

Ceren Sagir (2019-09-11). Netanyahu election promise: Annex part of West Bank "in coordination" with U.S. peoplesworld.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's promise to annex a third of the West Bank after the general election was globally condemned yesterday as a "burial of peace." Netanyahu promised "Jewish sovereignty" over the Jordan Valley and northern Dead Sea "in coordination" with the U.S. if he is returned to office next week. "We haven't had …

Robert Mackey (2019-09-11). Netanyahu Hints Trump Peace Plan Will Allow Israel to Annex Key West Bank Territory. theintercept.com Benjamin Netanyahu hinted that his friend Jared Kushner's Mideast plan would give him the green light to annex nearly a quarter of the occupied West Bank.

teleSUR (2019-09-11). Chile's 9/11 Coup: Salvador Allende's Last Words. telesurenglish.net Leftist former Chilean President Salvador Allende gave his last speech to the nation while the presidential palace was surrounded by the coup plotters led by Augusto Pinochet's command. | The U.S.-backed coup on Sept. 11, 1973 was the culmination of a long campaign of sabotage carried out by the local elite class alongside the U.S. administration of Richard Nixon who had said that Washington must "make the economy scream." | Following the coup, 30,000 were killed under Pinochet's rule, with countless tortured and disappeared as the right-wing dictator implemented neoliberal shock therapy to the Chilean econom…

Staff (2019-09-11). Much "Foreign Aid" Is Taxpayer-Funded Plundering of the Global South. truthout.org | | "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." That 1840 slogan seems to be the modus operandi of President Trump when thwarted by Congress. Trump has tried twice to cut foreign aid not just for humanitarian causes, but to nations balking at being U.S. puppets. | His first effort was in August 2018 when Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Offi…

UNCTAD (2019-09-11). How Israel Steals Palestine's Offshore Oil and Gas Revenues. Outright Theft. Billions of Dollars Stolen. globalresearch.ca Executive summary | "In 2018 and early 2019, the performance of the Palestinian economy and humanitarian conditions reached an all-time low. Per capita income fell, mass unemployment increased, poverty deepened and the environmental toll of occupation has been rising in both …

teleSUR (2019-09-11). Israeli Warplane Bombs Several Areas in Gaza. telesurenglish.net An Israeli warplane bombed several sites in the Gaza Strip last night after Tel Aviv accused the Palestinian forces of firing rockets into the occupied areas. | RELATED: | Israeli Soldiers Kill 14, 17-Year-Old at Gaza Border, Wound 76 | The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced shortly after the attack that their warplane bombed 15 targets belonging to the Palestinian Hamas Movement, including a naval compound and several tunnels. | There were no immediate reports of casualties…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-11). Where was Osama bin Laden on September 11, 2001? globalresearch.ca On September 10. 2001, Osama was in a Pakistani military hospital in Rawalpindi, courtesy of America's indefectible ally Pakistan…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-11). THE 9/11 READER. The September 11, 2001 Terror Attacks. globalresearch.ca The tragic events of September 11, 2001 constitute a fundamental landmark in American history. a decisive watershed. 9/11 opens up an era of crisis, upheaval and militarization of American society.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-11). Chile, September 11, 1973: The Inauguration of Neoliberalism, "Shock Treatment" and the Instruments of Economic Repression: The Junta's Deadly "Economic Medicine" globalresearch.ca The Junta ordered a hike in the price of bread from 11 to 40 escudos. While food prices had skyrocketed, wages had been frozen. From one day to the next, an entire country had been precipitated into abysmal poverty; in less than a year the price of bread in Chile increased thirty-six fold.

teleSUR (2019-09-11). Brazil: Tenharim People, Guardians of Amazon, Battle Wildfires. telesurenglish.net When the flames begin to light up the night on the Tenharim tribe's reservation in the Brazilian Amazon, the tribe sent their firefighters in order to protect their ancestral lands from the wildfires that are taking over the region. | RELATED: | US Foreign Affairs Committee Holds Hearing on Amazon Fires | Each year during the dry season, the Tenharim feel the threat that the wildfires pose to their lands, an immense territory in the southern portion of Amazonas state, the largest o…

The Mind Unleashed (2019-09-11). Brazilian Official Who Fought to Protect the Amazon 'Assassinated' in Front of His Family. theantimedia.com Maxciel Pereira dos Santos was shot twice in the head on Friday while riding a motorbike through a small city in the Amazon rainforest.

Joe Bernick (2019-09-11). Tucson on road to elect first Chicana mayor. peoplesworld.org TUCSON, Ariz.—Voters in Tucson took the first step toward making history on Aug. 27 when City Councilwoman Regina Romero won the Democratic nomination for mayor. Romero is expected to easily defeat independent Ed Ackerley and Green Party candidate Mike Cease in November to become Tucson's first woman mayor, and also the first Mexican-American mayor since …

The Canary (2019-09-11). Huge crowd in Barcelona in march supporting Catalonia's independence from Spain. thecanary.co Hundreds of thousands of people who support the secession of Catalonia from Spain gathered in Barcelona on the region's main holiday just weeks before a highly anticipated verdict in a case against 12 leaders of the independence movement.Supporters of Catalan secession came from all parts of the region to its main city. Many carried flags or wore T-shirts supporting Catalan independence as they met for the rally in a large public square.The 11 September holiday memorialises the fall of Barcelona in the Spanish War of Succession in 1714. Since 2012, it has become the date of massive rallies for the region's indepe…

Susan Babbitt (2019-09-11). Oliver Sacks, the "Neurological Philosopher" counterpunch.org 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 How Are You, Dr. Sacks?, says Sacks was from "the period before the science and the humanities split apart".[1] But they didn't just "split apart". They More

Staff (2019-09-11). Afghanistan May Never Recover From the U.S. Invasion. truthdig.com 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, methods, and ethos of our armed forces were universally applicable and readily exportable, the attendance of ARVN personnel…

Dennis Broe (2019-09-11). The times they are a-changing: The Venice Biennale and late capitalism. peoplesworld.org May You Live in Interesting Times is the title and organizing principle of this year's Venice Biennale, the every-other-year festival of contemporary art, this year curated by Ralph Rogoff, head of the Hayward Gallery in London and now an officer in something called the Order of the British Empire, though many of the best pieces …

Jon Schwarz (2019-09-11). A Memoir From Hell: Samantha Power Will Do Anything for Human Rights Unless It Hurts Her Career. theintercept.com A new book by Obama's ambassador to the U.N. won't honestly tell us what she saw on the mountaintop because she wants to get back there.

Eds. (2019-09-11). Brazil: The dangers of being young and Black. mronline.org The latest statistics released by the UN show that some 23,000 young Blacks die violently every year in Brazil, equivalent to one every 23 minutes. | Source

Whitney Webb (2019-09-11). More Americans Questioning Official 9/11 Story As New Evidence Contradicts Official Narrative. mintpressnews.com Evidence continues to mount that the official narrative itself is the irrational narrative of September 11, and it becomes ever more clear that the media remains committed to preventing legitimate questions about that day from receiving the scrutiny they deserve.

RT (2019-09-11). Some airplanes did something?! New York Times article 'de-terrorizes' 9/11 attacks. rt.com On the anniversary of the most devastating terrorist attack on US soil, a story by the New York Times suggested that "airplanes" brought down the twin towers. The seeming shift of responsibility did not sit well with readers. | "18 years have passed since airplanes took aim and brought down the World Trade Center," read a tweet from the New York Times on Wednesday. "Today families will once again gather and grieve at the site where more than 2000 people died." Inside an accompanying article, the same bizarre sentence was repeated. | Though technological dystopia was all the rage in 2001, what with the success…

George Ochenski (2019-09-11). The Imperative to Restore Congressional Powers. counterpunch.org You have to give President Trump credit for one thing — he has so abused executive authority that even the most conservative members of Congress are now clamoring to restore our vital constitutionally-established checks and balances. It would be hard to find a more conservative member of Congress than Utah's Republican Sen. Mike Lee. This is the guy More

Kenneth Surin (2019-09-11). Bojo Johnson's Magic Carpet Ride Wearing Nigel Farage's Clothes. counterpunch.org Boris Johnson ("BoJo") has been a chancer all his adult life. A privileged upbringing has given him a sense of entitlement and an accompanying carapace of invulnerability– a combination which allows him to take risks without forethought as to their likely outcomes. After all, as his nanny did when he was very young, there will always be someone around him to pick-up the pieces. More

George Ochenski (2019-09-11). The Imperative to Restore Congressional Powers. counterpunch.org You have to give President Trump credit for one thing — he has so abused executive authority that even the most conservative members of Congress are now clamoring to restore our vital constitutionally-established checks and balances. It would hard to find a more conservative member of Congress than Utah's Republican Sen. Mike Lee. This is the guy who More

John W. Whitehead (2019-09-11). The Bill of Rights Turns 230: What Do We Have to Show for It? Nothing Good. counterpunch.org "That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary. There wasn't even any rioting in the streets. People stayed home at night, watching television, looking for some direction. There wasn't even an enemy you could put your finger on." —Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale It's been 230 years since James Madison More

Norman Solomon (2019-09-11). Why a DNC Vice Chair Bawled Me Out. counterpunch.org 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 More

Emily Apple (2019-09-11). Security breached at the world's biggest arms fair as one kayak takes on the war ships. thecanary.co On 10 September, Canary journalists (including this author) took off their press cards and were part of a protest at Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) — the world's largest arms fair.Using a kayak, two people rowed into the path of the war ships and breached the massive security operation. The action was timed to coincide with, and therefore disrupt, the BAE Systems boat display.Flares were lit on the water and at shore, and alongside chanting and banners, it…

teleSUR (2019-09-11). Peru's National Police Suppresses Miners Strike. telesurenglish.net Peruvian Government comfronted with a strong repression protestant miners on their second day of a national strike in front of the National Mining and Petroleum Society in Lima. | RELATED: | Peru: Executive Pushes for Referendum to Advance Elections | The main cause of the strike is the permanent denial by mining sector companies to negotiate with the Federation of Mining, Metallurgical and Steel Workers of Peru the demands approved by the Constitutional Court a decade ago. Also, th…

teleSUR (2019-09-11). US Lowers Expectations About a Possible Agreement With China. telesurenglish.net A senior White House advisor urged investors, businesses and the public to be patient about resolving the two-year trade war between the United States and China, playing down expectations Tuesday for the next rounds of trade talks. | RELATED: | Microsoft: `US Aggression Towards Huawei Affects Us Too` | Chinese trade deputies are expected to meet with their U.S. counterparts in mid-September in Washington before minister-level meetings in early October in the U.S. capital, involving Chinese Vic…

Staff (2019-09-11). It's Been 18 Years Since 9/11. It's Time to End the Wars. truthout.org | | 3,000 some poems disguised as people | On an almost too perfect day | Must be more than pawns | In some asshole's passion play | So now it's your job | And it's my job | To make it that way | —Ani DiFranco, "Self Evident"The September 11, 2001, terror attacks are old enough to vote now, old enough to enlist in the military and go fight in one of the ongoing wars spawned by that woeful day. "Never Forget," went the enforcer's refrain: Grind in the horror, amplify the fear, profit from the rage, and take…

Jason Ditz (2019-09-11). US Warplanes Drop 40 Tons of Bombs on 'ISIS-Infested Island' in Iraq. theantimedia.com US warplanes attacked and virtually destroyed the tiny island of Qanus in the Iraqi Salahuddin Province on Tuesday.

WSWS (2019-09-11). The Financial Times lays down the law to Labour's Corbyn. wsws.org The Financial Times is acutely aware that a Labour government could come to power, or that Labour could be essential to forming a "government of national unity."

Daniel DeFraia (2019-09-11). Harrowing Cables Detail How the CIA Tortured Accused 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Jeopardizing the Case Against Him. theintercept.com Thirteen recently declassified cables reveal interrogators' attempts to turn detainees into collaborators in the war against Al Qaeda.

Christopher Black (2019-09-11). The Whitewashing of the Nazis. globalresearch.ca I was going to write about Iraq and the American control of that tragic nation that has been, like many others, destroyed by the American war machine, but it is difficult to find out any real facts about anything in …

David Sullivan (2019-09-11). People Should be Warned of the Adverse Health Effects of 5G Mobile Phone Microwave Radiation Technology. globalresearch.ca Read the Irish Independent article here. | *** | Dear Adrian, | I read with dismay your article in Saturdays Independent on the safety of 5G. I think you do a huge disservice to Ireland Inc but in particular to Irish Children …

ACLU (2019-09-11). Being Black is Not a Crime: Yunek's Story of Police Brutality. aclu.org A personal story of police brutality at the hands of the police in Peoria, Illinois. | My name is Yunek Moore. I am a Black woman, a college graduate, and a survivor of police brutality. I'm choosing to tell my story because, sadly, this wasn't the last time something like this happened to a person of color in Peoria, Illinois, and that must change. | On June 4, 2013, I was a happy 17-year-old looking forward to attending college at Millikin University. I had just graduated high school, where I was ranked 11th in my entire class and spoke at graduation as one of my final duties as Senior Class President. | That n…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-11). The Courage of Saying No: Children, Rebellion and Greta Thunberg. counterpunch.org 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 the state." But he also argued that humankind were the only creatures refusing to be More

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2019-09-11). Power and Tragedy. counterpunch.org Starting with the Trojan War in the thirteenth century BCE, the Greeks embarked on a gigantic Grexit that lasted for centuries. They migrated to other more prosperous lands. The Greeks of Euboea were pioneers in this political movement: searching and finding better life outside of Greece. In the eighth century BCE, some of them abandoned More

Fight Back (2019-09-11). Chrystul Kizer bail reduction and justice denied. fightbacknews.org Kenosha, WI – When Cyntoia Brown's case was brought forward to the media, there was a large public outcry for justice. How could a victim of human trafficking be imprisoned for killing her rapist and trafficker? Unfortunately, her case is not novel. Chrystul Kizer, a Milwaukee native, has been charged with multiple counts for defending herself against a sexual predator, Randall Volar III. | Only 17 years old at the time of the incident, Kizer's case is incredibly similar to Cyntoia Brown's. Even more concerning is the fact that they were young, Black teenagers, charged with killing older white males who had sexua…

Dr. Meryl Nass (2019-09-11). Why Are Legislatures Now Imposing "Vaccine Mandates"? globalresearch.ca I am a veteran of the vaccine war in the US, and today I feel compelled to speak about what I saw in that war. Legislators were forced to change their votes to revoke vaccine exemptions and rescind the historic …

teleSUR (2019-09-11). Every Hour Four Girls Under 13yrs Are Raped in Brazil. telesurenglish.net A report on crime and violence in Brazil issued Wednesday by the Public Security secretary found that four girls aged under 13 years old are raped every hour on average. | RELATED: | Legal Loophole in New York Law Lets Rapists off the Hook | These young girls represent more than half (54 percent) of the total vi…

Jacob G. Hornberger (2019-09-11). 9/11 "Justice": The Pentagon's Upcoming Kangaroo Show Trial in Cuba. globalresearch.ca After 18 years, there is a possibility that the Pentagon is finally going to permit a "trial" of five men who are accused of conspiracy to commit the 9/11 attacks. If so, the proceedings will prove what a charade …

Consensus911 (2019-09-11). The Alleged Cell Phone Calls from the 9/11 Flights. globalresearch.ca An unpublished manuscript investigating the alleged cell phone calls from the 9/11 flights has recently been released by the well-known British writer and Consensus 9/11 panelist, Rowland Morgan. | Morgan, a former columnist for London's The Guardian and The Independent, …

John W. Whitehead (2019-09-11). James Madison's Bill of Rights Turns 230, and What Do We Have to Show for It? Nothing Good. globalresearch.ca "That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary. There wasn't even any rioting in the streets. People stayed home at night, watching television, looking for some direction. There wasn't even an enemy you could put …

George Szamuely (2019-09-11). "Nothing Urgent" on 9/11: The Curious Lack of Military Action on the Morning of September 11, 2001. globalresearch.ca Global Research Editor's Note | Today, September 11, 2019. The anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11. 18 years laters, are we any closer to the truth about what really happened on that fateful day? | George Szamuely's incisive article published more …

Renee Parsons (2019-09-11). "Forecasting" Hurricane Dorian. Relentless Media Disinformation. "Scripting of Extreme Weather Events" globalresearch.ca As Hurricane Dorian approached the Bahamas, the mainstream media "scared the hell" out of thousands of Floridians as they trembled with the forecast of a calamitous weather scenario about to ravage the entire east coast. Intimidated by the power of …

David Ray Griffin (2019-09-11). 9/11 Contradictions: Bush in the Classroom on the Morning of September 11, 2001. globalresearch.ca He arrived at the school at 8: 55 AM, at which time he reportedly first learned that a plane had struck one of the Twin Towers. Dismissing the crash as an accident, Bush said that they would go ahead and "do the reading thing anyway."

wtc7.net (2019-09-11). 9/11 Truth: Foreknowledge of WTC 7's Collapse. globalresearch.ca Of the two principal theories of WTC 7's collapse — one being global structural failure due to prior debris impact and ongoing fire damage, and the other being controlled demolition — the second is favored by foreknowledge of the collapse. …

Tom Clifford (2019-09-11). China's Perspective: Economic Growth over Military Spending. globalresearch.ca Question. What leader saw his country's military dropping 26,171 bombs in one year? | That works out at every day of that year, the country's military dropped 72 bombs, or 3 bombs every hour, 24 hours a day, according to the …

Dr. Ludwig Watzal (2019-09-11). The 9/11 Legend Lives On. The "Official Story" Prevails. globalresearch.ca The 18th anniversary of the attacks on 11 September 2001 (9/11) will be commemorated in the US and worldwide by the corporate media to keep the legend about 9/11 alive. | The official 9/11 narrative, however, is not only riddled with …

David W. Mathisen (2019-09-11). Video: Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7: "The Bamboozle Has Captured Us" globalresearch.ca Below is a video showing several film sequences taken from different locations and documenting multiple angles of World Trade Center Building 7 collapsing at freefall speed eighteen years ago on September 11, 2001. | The four words "Building Seven Freefall Speed"…

Rachel Cunliffe (2019-09-11). Knowledge in the Blood: Stories About 9-11. counterpunch.org A Saudi Arabian exchange student starting 12thgrade in an American high school this fall is bullied because his name is Osama. "Something about 11thof September?" I learn. Jonathan Jansen called it "knowledge in the blood" when he wrote of the vindictiveness and hostility of Afrikaaner youth born after the end of apartheid as they entered More

WSWS (2019-09-11). France and Germany escalate occupation of Mali and the Sahel. wsws.org France and Germany's neo-colonial occupation of the country is part of a renewed scramble for West Africa.

Raouf Halaby (2019-09-11). Tracks to Nowhere. counterpunch.org Reporting on the failed Camp David plan to sign an agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban, on 8 September, 2019, a CNN reporter stated that Trump's plan for talks on an agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban, and, by extension, Trump's foreign policy, "went off tracks." Really? Tracks or no tracks, the reality More

Wim Laven (2019-09-11). 9/11, An Anniversary of Unity or Division? counterpunch.org The U.S. needs to make a serious appraisal assessing our bridges—of unity—and walls—of hate and division. What benefits, if any, are provided by increasing isolationism? Do they outweigh the blessings of collaboration, connection, and friendship? Sadly, on this terrible anniversary, I predict a showcase of divisive rhetoric from a White House bent on tearing a More

Nyla Ali Khan (2019-09-11). Revive the True Spirit of Constitutionality and Federalism in India: Article 370. counterpunch.org The process of nationalist self-imagining in India is likely to remain in a nebulous state so long as the destiny of regional politicians is etched by the calligrapher in New Delhi and determined by maneuvers in the murky den of centralized federalism. Will the BJP and Congress quit stalling the revival of the true spirit More

Cesar Chelala (2019-09-11). A Day that Changed the World. counterpunch.org A new anniversary of a catastrophe brings back strong feelings and sad memories. Such is the case of the 9/11 attacks on New York's World Trade Center, a tragedy that had long-lasting effects. New York, and the world, has not been the same since the events of September 11, 2001. The attacks on the Twin More

The Canary (2019-09-11). £400m funding boost for electric car charging. thecanary.co A £400 million fund to boost electric vehicle charging infrastructure has been launched, the Treasury said. | The first £70 million will be allocated for 3,000 charge points, more than doubling the number across the UK to 5,000. | The scheme is being funded equally by taxpayers and private investors. | It forms part of the Government's ambition to end the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. | Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: "It's fantastic there is already a rapid charge point at almost every motorway service station, and now more charging stations than petrol stations. | "But I wan…

WSWS (2019-09-11). GM Detroit-Hamtramck workers determined to fight as auto contract deadline approaches. wsws.org GM workers at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, which is threatened with closure, said they were ready to walk out and expressed support for striking GM workers in South Korea.

WSWS (2019-09-11). The struggle of autoworkers against GM, Ford, and Chrysler requires a global strategy. wsws.org Just days before 158,000 US autoworkers face a contract deadline, GM workers in Korea and Mexico have entered the battle, underscoring the need to unify autoworkers across national borders.

teleSUR (2019-09-11). Egypt Court Sentences Top Muslim Brotherhood Leaders to Life. telesurenglish.net An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced top Muslim Brotherhood leaders to life after a five-year trial. | RELATED: | Muslim Brotherhood Mourns Morsi's Death in Turkey | The leaders were also top officials of late President Mohamed Morsi whose rule ended when he was ousted from power by a military coup in 2013. | According to Judge Mohamed Sherin Fahmy, 11 officia…

teleSUR (2019-09-11). Chile Marks Anniversary of Coup Against President Allende. telesurenglish.net Latin Americans remember Sept. 11 as the date in which the Chilean Army, supported by the U.S.' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), carried out a coup against the socialist President Salvador Allende. His death marked the beginning of the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, the general who opened a cycle of neoliberal reforms, authoritarianism and violence against the South American peoples. | RELATED: | Thousands of Chileans March in Memory of Pinochet's Victims | At 7: 30 A.M.

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez (2019-09-11). From a Lebanese refugee camp to Harvard, Ismail Ajjawi inspires other Palestinian students. nationofchange.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 …

teleSUR (2019-09-11). Hundreds of Nigerians Leave South Africa After Xenophobic Attacks. telesurenglish.net Nigeria started Wednesday the repatriation of more than 600 of its citizens from South Africa after waves of violent xenophobic attacks broke out in the country at the beginning of September. | RELATED: | South African President Vows to Quell Attacks on Foreigners | A private Nigerian air-company offered to transport people back to the Nigerian city of…

Amanda Mills (2019-09-11). Japan plans to release Radioactive Fukushima wastewater into Pacific Ocean. nationofchange.org Japan's environmental minister recommended yesterday the country should release more than one million tons of radioactive wastewater from Fukushima's nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. This plan comes after nearly a decade since the coastal facility had a meltdown caused by a tsunami. "The only option will be to drain it into the sea …

Kathy Kelly (2019-09-11). A Morning in Afghanistan. progressive.org Amidst political posturing, aerial terrorism, and street bombings, Afghan citizens pursue their daily work toward peace.

Staff (2019-09-11). The Dust From 9/11 Has Yet to Settle. therealnews.com A federal judge recently declared the government's terrorism watchlist unconstitutional, but the violation of civil liberties and US wars abroad continue.

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