Daily Archives: September 13, 2019

2019-09-13: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-09-13). Baltimore Displays Inflatable 'Trump Rat' to Greet US President. telesurenglish.net Dozens of protesters gathered in downtown Baltimore on Thursday as U.S. President Donald Trump made his first visit to the city since he blasted it as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess." | RELATED: | Trump Fired Bolton for Going Against Easing Iran Sanctions | "A 14-foot inflatable Trump rat feels like an appropriate form of protest for th…

Debbie Nathan (2019-09-13). An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants. theintercept.com Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…

WSWS (2019-09-13). The bipartisan attack on the right to asylum. wsws.org The US Supreme Court's decision abolishes the right to asylum for hundreds of thousands fleeing imperialist war and violence.

WSWS (2019-09-13). Fascism and militarism characterise debate in the German Bundestag. wsws.org While opposition to war and fascism is enormous among workers and youth, even 80 years after the beginning of World War II, the ruling class is returning to its authoritarian, militaristic and racist traditions.

WSWS (2019-09-13). Fascism and militarism characterise debate in the German Bundestag. wsws.org While opposition to war and fascism is enormous among workers and youth, even 80 years after the beginning of World War II, the ruling class is returning to its authoritarian, militaristic and racist traditions.

RT (2019-09-13). Buying votes? Yang announces he'll give 10 people $1,000 a month… but read the fine print first. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang is dangling cash in front of voters, announcing he'll raffle off 10-year-long samples of his Universal Basic Income program — $1,000 a month — in a promo he swears is legal. | Yang opened the third Democratic presidential debate with the "unprecedented" promotion, having teased his followers with the "debate surprise" in the days leading up to the event. Winners will receive $1,000 per month for 12 months even if Yang does not win the nomination, with the funds coming from his campaign war chest. | In his opening statement, Andrew Yang says his campaign w…

Sharon Kelly (2019-09-13). Greenpeace shuts down Houston ship channel to protest oil exports as democratic candidates arrive in texas for debate. nationofchange.org Today, as Democratic presidential contenders arrive for a major debate this evening in Houston, 22 activists from Greenpeace sought to shut down what they called the country's "largest fossil fuel thoroughfare," the Houston Ship Channel, by rappelling from the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown, Texas. Greenpeace said the rappellers plan to stay in place for 24 …

Sarah Abed (2019-09-13). Without Bolton's Hindrance Peace Might be Possible with Iran and North Korea. globalresearch.ca On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump finally fired his third national security advisor, John Bolton after eighteen long and grueling months. John happens to be the thirty-fifth member of Trump's revolving door administration to get fired or resign, since he …

Staff (2019-09-13). With Bolton Out of the Way, Peace With North Korea Is Possible. truthout.org | | On September 10, President Trump fired John Bolton, his third national security adviser, announcing on Twitter that Bolton's "services were no longer needed." Unsurprisingly, Bolton fired back by tweet, countering that he hadn't been fired, but in fact had offered his resignation. | It was no secret in Washington that Trump grew increasingly frustrated with Bolton's hawkish positions, even joking in m…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-13). The Sacking of John Bolton. counterpunch.org "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 was compelling viewing (one does not so much read Twitter as see it as a series of More

Jason Ditz (2019-09-13). Trump Says Bolton Was Holding Him Back on Venezuela and Cuba. theantimedia.com President Trump on Thursday singled Bolton out for not being aggressive enough on Venezuela or Cuba, claiming he was "holding us back."

Michael Jansen (2019-09-13). Iran Trumps Trump. globalresearch.ca Iran has trumped Trump by routing its oil tanker along the northern shore of the Mediterranean, pausing at ports in Greece and Turkey, then anchoring off Syria's Tartus. The current occupant of the White House, Donald Trump, persuaded London …

Sasan Fayazmanesh (2019-09-13). The Pirates of Gibraltar. counterpunch.org On April 17, 2019, a tanker named Grace 1 left Iran for an unspecified destination with reportedly 2.1 million barrels of crude oil, worth some $130 million. According to a March 20 report in Reuters about how Iran tries to evade US sanctions, the Grace 1 was "Panamanian-flagged and managed by Singapore-based shipping services firm." The Grace 1, TankerTrackers reported, was built in 1997 and, given its age and size, was not allowed to dock at many ports. It therefore had a history of handling ship-to-ship fuel oil transfers at sea. It would typically receive fuel oil from Iran, the source stated, and then delive…

Fight Back (2019-09-13). On the Manila arrest order against Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chair Emeritus of the ILPS. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Sept. 10 statement from the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). | The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) denounces in the strongest possible terms the US-Duterte regime for the issuance of a warrant of arrest on Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson Emeritus of the ILPS. | Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 32 Judge Thelma Bunyi-Medina issued the arrest warrant last August 22 for Sison and 37 others in connection with the so-called "Inopacan massacre" supposedly committed by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New Peo…

Fight Back (2019-09-13). On the Manila arrest order against Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chair Emeritus of the ILPS. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Sept. 10 statement from the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). | The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) denounces in the strongest possible terms the US-Duterte regime for the issuance of a warrant of arrest on Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson Emeritus of the ILPS. | Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 32 Judge Thelma Bunyi-Medina issued the arrest warrant last August 22 for Sison and 37 others in connection with the so-called "Inopacan massacre" supposedly committed by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New Peo…

South Front (2019-09-13). Video: Russia Resumes Strikes on Terrorists in Idlib. globalresearch.ca On September 11, the US-backed Revolutionary Commando Army claimed that it had repelled a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attack in the 55km zone surrounding the US military garrison in al-Tanf. The militant group said that SAA units advanced using a …

Staff (2019-09-13). Taliban Negotiators Go to Moscow After Trump Declares Talks 'Dead'. truthdig.com Russia has been accused of aiding the group as a safeguard against an Islamic State affiliate with ties to a militant group in Central Asia.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2019-09-13). The War in Eastern Ukraine May be Coming to an End But Do Any Americans Care? counterpunch.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 More

Staff (2019-09-13). Snowden Tells Life Story and Why He Leaked in New Memoir. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. | Snowden, who now lives in Russia to avoid prosecution in the U.S., says his seven years working for the NSA and CIA led him to conclude the U.S. intelligence community "hacked the Constitution" and put everyone's liberty at risk and that he had no choice but to turn to journalists to reveal it to the world. | "I realized that I was crazy to have imagined t…

Padraig McGrath (2019-09-13). US Defense Secretary Mark Esper's Search for "A Normal Country". Beware of Russia and China Attempts to "Disrupt the International Order" globalresearch.ca In delivering his first major policy-speech since being sworn in as US Defense Secretary in July, Mark Esper said in London on September 6th that the United States' European allies needed to be wary of developing closer ties with China….

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-13). Trump in Denial over Israeli Spying on the White House. globalresearch.ca Israel aggressively spies on allies and adversaries alike. | Former CIA counterintelligence specialist/military intelligence officer Philip Giraldi earlier accused Israel of stealing everything it can get its hands on — notably military and industrial secrets. | He called evidence of Israeli spying …

teleSUR (2019-09-13). US Navy Enters Disputed South China Sea Amid Row With Beijing. telesurenglish.net A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, the U.S. military said, a move likely to anger Beijing. | RELATED: | China, US Grant Trade Concessions Ahead of New Talks | The busy waterway is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.-Chinese relationship, which include an escalating trade war, American sanctions on China's military and U.S. relations with Taiwan. | Commander Reann Mommsen, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fl…

Staff (2019-09-13). Resisting a World That Privileges Whiteness—While We Still Can. truthdig.com "My Time Among the Whites: Notes From an Unfinished Education" | A book by Jennine Capó Crucet | In the past couple of years, a new trend has emerged that can best be described as post-Trump Latinx literature. By "post-Trump," I mean a nascent body of literature that critiques Trump and the ideology he represents, a counter-archive to the white supremacy that dominates the news. As Latinx authors contend with Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric, which casts all immigrants as Mexicans and all Mexicans as criminals, this work has been a site of resistance, of hope, of sorrow. | This still-forming canon began with tw…

Staff (2019-09-13). Wall Street Billionaires Set to Mingle With Mike Pence at Financial Conference. truthout.org | | As people across the world denounce the Trump administration's destructive climate policies, courting of far-right regimes, and callous policies towards immigrants, top Wall Street figures are getting set to hobnob with Vice President Mike Pence at an upcoming investor conference. | On September 19th, the CEOs of major hedge funds and private equity firms will once again gather for the annual Delivering Alpha conference, which s…

Kathy Kelly (2019-09-13). A Morning in Afghanistan. dissidentvoice.org On a very warm September morning in Kabul, several dozen men, women, and children sit on the carpeted floor of a room at the Afghan Peace Volunteers' Borderfree Center. The women cluster together. All wear burqas, but because of the heat they push the steel blue veils back, revealing their faces. Most of the men …

Staff (2019-09-13). Civilians Work Toward Peace in Wartime Afghanistan. truthout.org | | On a very warm September morning in Kabul, several dozen men, women, and children sit on the carpeted floor of a room at the Afghan Peace Volunteers' Borderfree Center. The women cluster together. All wear burqas, but because of the heat they push the steel blue veils back, revealing their faces. Most of the men wear traditional tunics and pakol hats. | Parents and children alike listen intently to Masoma, a young Afghan woman who coordinates the Center's "Street Kids School." She explains the importance of ste…

Ajamu Baraka (2019-09-13). There Can be no Workers' Rights without Peace and Social Justice: Ajamu Baraka. globalresearch.ca "War and militarism are class issues." | Black Alliance for Peace national organizer and Black Agenda Report editor Ajamu Baraka delivered the following remarks to the International Trade Union Forum in Solidarity with Workers and People to Break the Economic …

Tom Clifford (2019-09-13). How China Sees the World. counterpunch.org Beijing. 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 Council on Foreign Relations. He was a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Answer Barack Obama. More

teleSUR (2019-09-13). Venezuelan FM Calls TIAR 'Dead', Denounces Its Activation. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Friday that the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) of the Organization of American States (OAS) is a 'dead' instrument and the intention of applying it in Latin America "does not make any sense." | RELATED: | Maduro: 12m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to be Presented to UN | "The TIAR is dead; it makes no sense to any country in our region," the Venezuelan diplomat said Friday during a press conference at the headquarters of the…

Staff (2019-09-13). Sanders Says Democratic Socialism Means Creating an Economy That Works for All. truthout.org | | After being questioned about the crisis in Venezuela, Senator Bernie Sanders defended his vision of democratic socialism. "I agree with what goes on in Canada and in Scandinavia: guaranteeing healthcare to all people as a human right. I believe that the United States should not be the only major country on Earth not to provide paid family and medical leave," Sanders said. "I believe that every worker in this country deserves a living wage and that we expand the trade union movement."

C.J. Atkins (2019-09-13). Amazon's Whole Foods strips part-timers' insurance; shows need for Medicare for All. peoplesworld.org Proving that workers cannot rely on employers or the private insurance industry for their health care, the Amazon-owned Whole Foods specialty and organic grocery chain announced Sept. 12 that it is stripping medical benefits for nearly 2,000 of its part-time employees. Previously, putting in 20 hours a week earned workers the option to buy in …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-13). Video: Why Are We Still in Afghanistan? globalresearch.ca The 9/11 attacks were categorized as act of war by a foreign nation (Afghanistan) against a member of the Atlantic Alliance (the USA). Afghanistan had attacked America. Under NATO's doctrine of collective security the terror attack on the WTC was an act of war by a foreign country against all NATO member states.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-13). Video: Why Are We Still in Afghanistan? globalresearch.ca 18 years later, the US and its NATO allies still have troops in Afghanistan with no plans on leaving. | We were told this was about 9/11 and Osama Bin Laden, but these were lies. | So why are the troops still …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-13). 9/9-9/11. 18 Years Ago, 2 Days before 9/11: Shah Masood, leader of the Northern Alliance assassinated. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on the 9th of September 2003. | Eighteen years ago, on the 9th of September 2001, the leader of the Northern Alliance Commander Ahmad Shah Masood was mortally wounded in a kamikaze assassination. | It happened two …

Ralph Nader (2019-09-13). Big Business Lies Taught a Watchful Donald Trump. counterpunch.org For avalanche-level lying, deceiving, and misleading, mega-mimic Donald Trump need look no further than the history of the corporate advertising industry and the firms that pay them. Dissembling is so deeply ingrained in commercial culture that the Federal Trade Commission and the courts don't challenge exaggerated general claims that they call "puffery." Serious corporate deception More

Tyler Durden (2019-09-13). Netanyahu: Israel Will Probably Launch Full-Scale War in Gaza "Before the Elections" theantimedia.com Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel will probably launch a full-scale war on Gaza "before the elections."

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-09-13). Human Trafficking is Booming in Yemen as the War Enters its Fifth Year. mintpressnews.com A complete absence of law and order in Yemen has given rise to a black Suq (market) of human trafficking on a scale never before seen in the war-torn and war-weary nation.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-09-13). #NeverForget the War in Afghanistan. truthdig.com Donald Trump has killed a deal with the Taliban based on the death of one U.S. soldier. But more will die if troops remain in the longest war.

Luke O'Neil (2019-09-13). I Would Want To Drink Their Blood: God Will Punish Them. counterpunch.org The following is adapted from Luke O'Neil's newsletter Welcome to Hell World and his book of the same name available now, Welcome to Hell World: Dispatches from the American Dystopia. *** There's a girl I never want to let myself forget. Her name is Samar Hassan and we killed her family. In January of 2005 More

CounterSpin (2019-09-13). Marjorie Cohn on Afghanistan's Unending War, Amit Narang on Deregulation & Corporate America. fair.org New Yorkers who were here for September 11 remember vigils, hugs from strangers and signs all over the streets reading, "Our grief is not a cry for war." But war is what came, to the delight of many in media—first to Afghanistan, which the US invaded on October 7, 2001, and never left.

Michaela Warnsley (2019-09-13). NYC: Fight continues for 'No new jails!'. liberationnews.org "It's up to us to keep the pressure on these shameless, opportunistic politicians, hold them accountable, and fight back!"

PAI (2019-09-13). Faced with big merger threat, "Arizona Republic" staffers move towards unionization. peoplesworld.org PHOENIX (PAI)—Faced with the threat of a media mega-merger that could cost them even more jobs and quality than they and their paper have already suffered, staffers at the Arizona Republic plan to unionize with the NewsGuild, a CWA sector. The staff, which now numbers 130 — down from a peak of 425 in 2007 …

RT (2019-09-13). Bronzeface? Woke warrior Meryl Streep accused of wearing Latina 'blackface' in new Netflix film. rt.com Hollywood actress Meryl Streep is under fire for portraying a Latina character in upcoming Netflix film, 'The Laundromat,' with critics accusing the liberal darling of sporting a form of 'blackface.' | Directed by Steven Soderbergh of 'Ocean's 11' fame and set to drop on Netflix later this month, the comedy-drama delves into the story behind the Panama Papers, a trove of millions of documents leaked in 2015 which detail the corrupt dealings of thousands of wealthy individuals around the world. | Though Streep assumes the lead role in the first section of the film, her less conspicuous portrayal of a Latina off…

Rob Urie (2019-09-13). Bernie Sanders and the Realignment of the American Left. counterpunch.org The neoliberal revolution that has been underway since the mid-1970s fundamentally reoriented American governance toward the interests of capital. While the distance between government and the so-called private sector was never that great, all pretense that government served the broader public interest was cast aside in favor of state-corporatism. This wasn't simply a matter of privatizing the public realm— it overlaid a capitalist rationale on all public undertakings. More

Paul Street (2019-09-13). The Age of Constitutional Coups. counterpunch.org In 2017, in the wake of a failed military putsch the previous year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Erdogan held what the British journalist Patrick Cockburn rightly calls "a blatantly rigged referendum which marginalized parliament and gave him dictatorial powers." Erdogan won a narrow majority that "was only achieved late on election night when the head of the electoral board overseeing the election decided that votes not stamped as legally valid, numbering as many as 1.5 million, would be counted as valid." Erdogan then implemented a national educational curriculum that devalued secular liberal ideas and science…

Staff (2019-09-13). Mike Pompeo Is Inviting Catastrophe in the Arctic. truthdig.com Donald Trump got the headlines as usual—but don't be fooled. It wasn't Trumpism in action this August, but what we should all now start referring to as the Pompeo Doctrine. Yes, I'm referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and, when it comes to the Arctic region, he has a lot more than buying Greenland on his mind. | In mid-August, as no one is likely to forget, President Trump surprised international observers by expressing an interest in purchasing Greenland, a semi-autonomous region of Denmark. Most commentators viewed the move as just another example of the president's increasingly erratic behavior.

Michael T. Klare (2019-09-13). The Pompeo Doctrine: How to Seize the Arctic's Resources, Now Accessible Due to Climate Change (Just Don't Mention Those Words!). counterpunch.org Donald Trump got the headlines as usual — but don't be fooled. It wasn't Trumpism in action this August, but what we should all now start referring to as the Pompeo Doctrine. Yes, I'm referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and, when it comes to the Arctic region, he has a lot more than More

Ishmael Reed (2019-09-13). When You Mess With Creation Myths, the Knives Come Out. counterpunch.org I would have ended my challenge to "Hamilton, The Revolution" after a four night reading of the script that took place at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe last January. It was one of the actors, Robert Mailer Anderson, a filmmaker (Windows on the World) and novelist, who said that he'd put up money for a full More

David Rosen (2019-09-13). The Likely End to Roe v. Wade? counterpunch.org A 2017 U.S. government report, "SUPREME COURT DECISIONS OVERRULED BY SUBSEQUENT DECISION," notes, "while the Supreme Court sometimes expressly overrules a prior decision, in other instances the overruling must be deduced from the principles of related cases." The report identifies 237 Court decision that have been either overturned or revised. A handful of key Court cases illustrates More

Jonah Raskin (2019-09-13). Uncensored Tony Serra: Consummate Criminal Defense Lawyer. counterpunch.org "In the 1960s I was dropping acid and doing cases pro-bono and decided then and there that I didn't want to own things. In that sense I'm a Marxist. I've been in jail three times for not paying taxes. I've always helped prisoners. There's usually a long line of people waiting to see me for More

Louis Proyect (2019-09-13). The Intellectual Development of Karl Marx. counterpunch.org The first installment of Michael Heinrich's three-volume biography of Karl Marx titled "Karl Marx and the Birth of Modern Society" is now available from Monthly Review Press. In keeping with MR's long-time tradition as a movement rather than an academic press, the cloth edition is $34.95 and the eBook is only $19.95. Given the renewed More

Joseph Natoli (2019-09-13). The Vox Populi. counterpunch.org "President Trump touched something inside me. He speaks like me and he talks like me." — Fayetteville, NC Trump rally "Make Empathy Great Again" — T-shirt voice Donald J. Trump won the presidency partially because of his already existing Reality TV celebratory status. Audiences got used to his dealing tactics and he became proficient in More

Clark T. Scott (2019-09-13). Super-Delegated and Relegated. counterpunch.org After reading a number of recent articles by Norman Solomon in which he seems to be chronically bristling under his democrat identity, his frustration with his party keeps reminding me why the democrats and republicans are both wastes of energy. In the supposed bipartisanship of the faking USA, it seems that priorities themselves get prioritized More

Eliza Egret (2019-09-13). Why I took action to prevent the world's largest arms fair. thecanary.co The noise is deafening as giant attack helicopters fill the sky. They land excruciatingly close, just metres from us. A line of police guard the killer machines. These helicopters have been deliberately built, piece by piece, in factories all over the world, in order to murder. | Waves of despair wash over me as I think about all the people, unknown to me, who have been killed by weapons fired from helicopters just like this. I cry for those who have lost loved ones in Afghanistan, Syria, Li…

Mark Taliano (2019-09-13). Video: "Syria will Win this War for Nation-state Sovereignty, for Religious Pluralism, for Civilization" globalresearch.ca We sent the War to Syria's shores. | We sent the terrorists, the mass destruction, the mass lies. | We sent the evil, the death, the barbarism. | And we are still doing it. | In the following interview with Dr. Ayshar Midani, we …

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-09-13). #NeverForget the War in Afghanistan. truthdig.com Trump has killed a deal with the Taliban based on the death of one U.S. soldier. But more will die if troops remain in the longest war.

WSWS (2019-09-13). New Zealand police destroyed Pike River mine disaster evidence. wsws.org The latest revelations are further evidence of a cover-up designed to protect Pike River Coal's management from prosecution for the 2010 disaster that killed 29 people.

South Front (2019-09-13). Video: The Arabian Peninsula's "New Cold War". The UAE-Saudi Confrontation in Southern Yemen. globalresearch.ca On August 29, the United Arab Emirates carried out a series of airstrikes on forces loyal to the Saudi-backed government of Yemen. The strikes reportedly killed or wounded over 300 people. The UAE said that the targets were some "terrorist …

teleSUR (2019-09-13). South Africa to Work with Psychologists As Murder Wave Hits. telesurenglish.net South Africa's national police authorities say they are hiring mental health experts and sociologists to understand and try to solve the problem of crime in the country where almost 60 people are killed each day. | RELATED: | Every Hour Four Girls Under 13 Are Raped in Brazil | The Police Minister Bheki Cele said Thursday the government decided to use the services of psychologists and sociologists to help finding the causes of the rampant murder rate and to determine prototypes in the…

WSWS (2019-09-13). Canada's Liberals spending tens of billions on battleships, warplanes. wsws.org While governments at all levels incessantly declare that "there is no money" for hospitals, schools and public services, the Trudeau Liberal government is spending billions to modernize Canada's military arsenal.

Yasin Khan (2019-09-13). Rideshare Drivers are Employees, Not Contractors. counterpunch.org In 2015, Waheed Etimad immigrated with his wife and their children to the United States from Afghanistan, where he'd been a translator 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 knew Etimad called him a More

Anthony B. Miller (2019-09-13). Radio-Frequency Radiation Emitted by Cell Phones and Wireless Devices: Risks to Health and Well-Being. globalresearch.ca Radiation exposure has long been a concern for the public, policy makers, and health researchers. Beginning with radar during World War II, human exposure to radio-frequency radiation1 (RFR) technologies has grown substantially over time. | . | In 2011, the International Agency …

Naomi Klein (2019-09-13). Greta Thunberg on the Climate Fight: "If We Can Save the Banks, Then We Can Save the World" theintercept.com We are living through some scary times. As Greta has told us so often: "Our house is on fire." And I firmly believe that there are three things that have to align if we are going to douse the flames. First, we need the courage to dream of a different kind of future. To shake off the sense of inevitable apocalypse that has pervaded our culture. To give us a destination, a common goal, a picture of the world we are working towards. | But those dreams are useless unless we are willing to embrace the other two forces. One is the need to confront the truth of our moment in history — the truth of how much we have…

Jon Schwarz (2019-09-13). Donald Trump Just Admitted That It Makes Sense for America's Enemies to Get Nuclear Weapons. theintercept.com Trump noted that the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi in 2011 sent foreign leaders a lesson: Disarmament can lead to your own personal doom.

Don Fitz (2019-09-13). What Is Energy Denial? dissidentvoice.org The fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth Day of 1970 will be in 2020. As environmentalism has gone mainstream during that half a century, it has forgotten its early focus and shifted toward green capitalism. Nowhere is this more apparent than abandonment of the slogan popular during the early Earth Days: "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." The …

Graham Peebles (2019-09-13). The rise and rise of green politics. nationofchange.org Alongside the flag-waving surge of right wing and extreme right wing groups, political parties concerned with environmental issues are on the rise. Public awareness of climate change and associated issues is growing; a recent poll in Britain found that 85% of people are concerned about climate change, 52% 'very concerned'. As a result of this …

WSWS (2019-09-13). Official Secrets: A whistleblower attempts to prevent the Iraq War. wsws.org The intensely relevant film is based on the true story of Katharine Gun, who leaked a memo exposing the criminality of the preparations for war against Iraq and was charged by the British government under the Official Secrets Act.

Sam Husseini (2019-09-13). Joe Biden: New Level of Iraq War Lies. "Yes, I did oppose the war before it began." globalresearch.ca Presidential candidate Joe Biden is now claiming about the 2003 Iraq invasion: "Yes, I did oppose the war before it began." | Biden has been claiming: | "From the moment 'shock and awe' started, from that moment, I was opposed to the …

Graham Peebles (2019-09-13). The Rise and Rise of Green Politics. dissidentvoice.org Alongside the flag-waving surge of right wing and extreme right wing groups, political parties concerned with environmental issues are on the rise. Public awareness of climate change and associated issues is growing; a recent poll in Britain found that 85% of people are concerned about climate change, 52% 'very concerned'. As a result of this …

WSWS (2019-09-13). Hubble Space Telescope detects water vapor on habitable-zone exoplanet. wsws.org The discovery is another step toward finding a world with an environment, and possibly life, on a planet outside our Solar System.

Nermeen Shaikh (2019-09-13). Another Flint? Newark, NJ, faces public health crisis over lead contamination in city's water supply. nationofchange.org Thousands of residents in Newark, New Jersey, remain unable to drink their tap water in an enduring public health nightmare. Lead contamination has plagued the city for years, but lead levels have spiked even higher in 2019. The crisis recently came to a head following revelations that water filters distributed to residents may not have …

Edward Hunt (2019-09-13). In the Pacific Islands, the Trump Administration Sees Empire, Ignores Climate Change. progressive.org The U.S. government views the islands as keys to controlling the Pacific and constraining the rise of China.

Tara Lohan and Dipika Kadaba (2019-09-13). Neonicotinoid pesticides have caused a huge surge in the toxicity of U.S. agriculture. nationofchange.org Scientists are warning about a second Silent Spring after a new study found that U.S. agriculture is 48 times more toxic to insects than it was 20 years ago. A peer-reviewed study published in the journal PLOS One found that 92 percent of that toxic load can be attributed to neonicotinoids — the most widely used class of insecticides. Neonics, as …

Vicky Peláez (2019-09-13). The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery? globalresearch.ca This incisive and carefully researched article was first published by Global Research eleven years ago in March 2008. | In recent developments, California has adopted legislation which bans the private prison industry from operating in the state. | "The move will probably …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-13). Improper Purposes: Boris Johnson's Suspension of Parliament. globalresearch.ca There was something richly amusing in the move: three judges, sitting in Scotland's highest court of appeal, had little time for the notion that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension, or proroguing, of parliament till October 14, had been lawful. …

Yetta Stein (2019-09-13). Former Monsanto Employee to Utilize Trump's Revolving Door to Join US Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt. globalresearch.ca On September 11, the Senate heard from Trump's nominee to be the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Aurelia Skipwith, a former employee of agrochemical corporation Monsanto. | "Skipwith has a history of working with big-time special …

Judith Bergman (2019-09-13). UK: Tony Blair Think-Tank Proposes End to Free Speech. globalresearch.ca The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change has released a report, Designating Hate: New Policy Responses to Stop Hate Crime, which recommends radical initiatives to tackle "hate" groups, even if they have not committed any kind of violent activity….

TMB (2019-09-13). Video: September 11 2001: Were Passenger Cell Phone Conversations Possible? globalresearch.ca Global Research Editor's Note | The 9/11 Commission's Report Chapter 2 provides an almost visual description of the Arab hijackers. It depicts in minute detail events occurring inside the cabin of the four hijacked planes. | In the absence of surviving passengers, …

Ryan Gunderson (2019-09-13). Here's to the Last Philosophes, the Frankfurt School. counterpunch.org The "Frankfurt School" refers to a group of unorthodox Marxist intellectuals associated with Frankfurt, Germany's Institute for Social Research. The most famous first-generation members, whose collective work spans from the 1930s into the early 1970s, include Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer, and Herbert Marcuse. They wondered why advanced capitalist societies were sinking into new forms More

Paul Tritschler (2019-09-13). What If This is as Good as It Gets? counterpunch.org Shortly before I left Cornwall, a bloom of barrel jellyfish appeared just below the surface of the unusually calm Mevagissey waters. Aptly named — they have all the rounded bulk of beer barrels — they drew a fascinated crowd to watch them from the harbour's edge. With some effort I squeezed through and squeezed out More

Tim Davis — Stan Grier (2019-09-13). Protect the Sacred Grizzly Bear, Follow Those Who Know Grandmother Earth. counterpunch.org Led by Chief Stan Grier, the Blackfoot Confederacy of the Piikani, Blackfeet, Siksika and Blood Tribe has been at the forefront of publicly elevating the role of the Great Bear in Blackfoot culture and the bear's role in protecting sacred lands due to its status as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Just More

Ishmael Reed (2019-09-13). When You Mess With Creation Myths, the Knives Come Out. counterpunch.org

David Rosen (2019-09-13). The Likely End to Roe v. Wade? counterpunch.org A 2017 U.S. government report, "SUPREME COURT DECISIONS OVERRULED BY SUBSEQUENT DECISION," notes, "while the Supreme Court sometimes expressly overrules a prior decision, in other instances the overruling must be deduced from the principles of related cases." The report identifies 237 Court decision that have been either overturned or revised. A handful of key Court cases illustrates More

Jonathan Cook (2019-09-13). Brexit Reveals Jeremy Corbyn to be the True Moderate. globalresearch.ca If there is an upside to Brexit, it is this: it has made it increasingly hard to present Jeremy Corbyn, contrary to everything the corporate media has been telling us for the past four years, as anything but a …

Thomas Scripps (2019-09-13). UK: "Operation Yellowhammer" Details Savage Austerity and Confirms Plans for State Repression Post-Brexit. globalresearch.ca On Wednesday evening, Boris Johnson's government was forced to release its forecast for a no-deal Brexit, codenamed "Operation Yellowhammer." The six-page document affirms the social and economic catastrophe threatened by a no-deal Brexit and underscores the danger of authoritarian …

Johanna Ross (2019-09-13). Scottish Court Rules Suspension of UK Parliament 'Unlawful'. globalresearch.ca UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces another obstacle in the way of his path to a No Deal Brexit as it was ruled on Wednesday that his five week long suspension of parliament, condoned by the Queen herself, was 'unlawful'. …

Ben Worthy (2019-09-13). Theresa May and Boris Johnson: Secrecy as Statecraft? globalresearch.ca During UK—EU Brexit negotiations, Theresa May pursued a determined path of concealment and non-disclosure. Envisaged as a way to protect herself against political opposition, enhancing her bargaining power vis-à -vis the EU and deliver policy promises, the strategy failed and contributed …

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-09-13). Roaming Charges: They Are the Walrus. counterpunch.org + What I learned at the debate last night…. + We're going to be stuck in the middle with Klobuchar… + Booker: such fancy rhetorical skills in the service of nothing. + The common theme seems to be that the Democrats will "unify" America. Is a "unified America" a 54-46 split? + Bernie's voice may not More

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-13). Challenging Biden on Iraq War Vote, Sanders Denounces Bloated Trump Pentagon Budget During Democratic Debate. commondreams.org "I don't think we have to spend $750 billion a year on the military when we don't even know who our enemy is." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-13). Sanders Campaign Hits Back Against 'Dishonest' Biden Attack on Medicare for All. commondreams.org "It's disappointing Joe Biden is echoing the deceptions and falsehoods of the healthcare industry which is spending millions to protect the $100 billion in profits they made." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-13). 'No Policy, No Facts, Just Displays of Violence': Ocasio-Cortez Says Hysterical Ad Proves GOP Has No Response to Progressive Vision. commondreams.org "We are fighting to guarantee healthcare in America. To make education and housing dignified and accessible. To save our planet. To set living wages. To establish justice at home and peace abroad." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-13). As Amazon Rainforest Burns, Brazil's Environment Minister to Meet US Group That Denies Climate Crisis at EPA Headquarters. commondreams.org Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's environment minister will reportedly meet with a right-wing American advocacy group that denies the climate crisis at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City later this month. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-13). From Nepal to New Zealand to Nigeria, Fridays for Future Youth Activists Take to Streets Worldwide One Week Before #ClimateStrike. commondreams.org Activists with the youth-led Fridays for Future movement took to the streets worldwide Friday, calling for bolder efforts to battle the climate emergency and encouraging people of all ages to join the global #ClimateStrike on Sept. 20. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-13). Majority in US Back Free College Tuition and Student Debt Cancellation, New Poll Finds. commondreams.org A majority of voters support the bold proposals for free college tuition and the wiping out of student debt that have been put forward by Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Democratic primary, according to a new poll out Friday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Press TV (2019-09-13). Iran: A Club of Sanctioned Countries in Solidarity Against US Economic Terrorism. dissidentvoice.org PressTV Interview — transcript Background links: ifpnews.com/iranian-mps-propose-formatio… www.newsweek.com/russia-china-iran-fight… Excerpts: An Iranian parliamentary faction has come up with the idea of establishing a club of sanctioned countries for concerted action against the US economic terrorism. The chairman of the Parliament's faction on countering sanctions, Poormokhtar, gave a report on the formation of the faction and its …

Staff (2019-09-13). Post-9/11 Terrorism Watchlist of More Than 1 Million Judged Unconstitutional. truthout.org | | The U.S. government has used…

Julie Hollar, Jim Naureckas (2019-09-13). ABC Democratic Debate Lowlights. commondreams.org Democratic presidential candidates (from left) Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Elizabeth Warren. (Photo: ABC News/Univision) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sam Husseini (2019-09-13). Biden Takes Iraq Lies to the Max at Democratic Debate. commondreams.org Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gestures as former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on September 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2019-09-13). Greenpeace Activists Taken into Custody After 12-Hour Houston Bridge Protest. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Juan Cole (2019-09-13). Looks Like Israel Was Caught Spying on Capitol Hill Cell Phones and Trump Was Fine With It. commondreams.org Israeli intelligence services spying on U.S. powerbrokers is not surprising, writes Cole, but "the US does give Israel $3 billion a year of tax payer money in addition to billions worth of trade benefits, so it is a little rude of them to repay Washington this way." (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

2019-09-13: Social Media Postees

An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/asylum-inter…

The bipartisan attack on the right to asylum
wsws.org | 2019-09-13
The US Supreme Court's decision abolishes the right to asylum for hundreds of thousands fleeing imperialist war and violence.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/13/pers…

Fascism and militarism characterise debate in the German Bundestag
wsws.org | 2019-09-13
While opposition to war and fascism is enormous among workers and youth, even 80 years after the beginning of World War II, the ruling class is returning to its authoritarian, militaristic and racist traditions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/13/bund…

Buying votes? Yang announces he'll give 10 people $1,000 a month… but read the fine print first
rt.com | 2019-09-13
Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang is dangling cash in front of voters, announcing he'll raffle off 10-year-long samples of his Universal Basic Income program — $1,000 a month — in a promo he swears is legal. | Yang opened the third Democratic presidential debate with the "unprecedented" promotion, having teased his followers with the "debate surprise" in the days leading up to the event. Winners will receive $1,000 per month for 12 months even if Yang does not win the nomination, with the funds coming from his campaign war chest. | In his opening statement, Andrew Yang says his campaign w…
rt.com/usa/468720-yang-buying-votes-lott…

Fascism and militarism characterise debate in the German Bundestag
wsws.org | 2019-09-13
While opposition to war and fascism is enormous among workers and youth, even 80 years after the beginning of World War II, the ruling class is returning to its authoritarian, militaristic and racist traditions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/13/germ…

Greenpeace shuts down Houston ship channel to protest oil exports as democratic candidates arrive in texas for debate
Sharon Kelly | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-13
Today, as Democratic presidential contenders arrive for a major debate this evening in Houston, 22 activists from Greenpeace sought to shut down what they called the country's "largest fossil fuel thoroughfare," the Houston Ship Channel, by rappelling from the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown, Texas. Greenpeace said the rappellers plan to stay in place for 24 …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/13/greenpeace…

Break Up the Democratic Party?
Michael Hudson | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
Thursday's debate on Walt Disney's ABC channel shaped up as yet another shameless charade. The pretense was that we are to select who the Democratic presidential candidate will be. But most Americans, as the Irish say, vote with their backsides, belonging to the informal but dominant party of non-voters who choose not to be sucked…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/break-up-the…

Without Bolton's Hindrance Peace Might be Possible with Iran and North Korea
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump finally fired his third national security advisor, John Bolton after eighteen long and grueling months. John happens to be the thirty-fifth member of Trump's revolving door administration to get fired or resign, since he …
globalresearch.ca/without-bolton-hindran…

The Sacking of John Bolton
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
"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 was compelling viewing (one does not so much read Twitter as see it as a series of…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/the-sacking-…

With Bolton Out of the Way, Peace With North Korea Is Possible
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-13
| On September 10, President Trump fired John Bolton, his third national security adviser, announcing on Twitter that Bolton's "services were no longer needed." Unsurprisingly, Bolton fired back by tweet, countering that he hadn't been fired, but in fact had offered his resignation. | It was no secret in Washington that Trump grew increasingly frustrated with Bolton's hawkish positions, even joking in m…
truthout.org/articles/with-bolton-out-of…

Trump Says Bolton Was Holding Him Back on Venezuela and Cuba
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-13
President Trump on Thursday singled Bolton out for not being aggressive enough on Venezuela or Cuba, claiming he was "holding us back."

Trump Says Bolton Was Holding Him Back on Venezuela and Cuba

Baltimore Displays Inflatable 'Trump Rat' to Greet US President
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-13
Dozens of protesters gathered in downtown Baltimore on Thursday as U.S. President Donald Trump made his first visit to the city since he blasted it as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess." | RELATED: | Trump Fired Bolton for Going Against Easing Iran Sanctions | "A 14-foot inflatable Trump rat feels like an appropriate form of protest for th…
telesurenglish.net/news/Baltimore-Displa…

Hong Kong and the Future of China
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
Something didn't quite add up. This past weekend, protestors were rallying outside the American embassy in Hong Kong. They were waving American flags. They were singing The Star-Spangled Banner. One 24-year-old protester wore a red Make America Great Again hat. Some signs at the protest read "President Trump, please liberate Hong Kong."
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/hong-kong-an…

Iran Trumps Trump
Michael Jansen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
Iran has trumped Trump by routing its oil tanker along the northern shore of the Mediterranean, pausing at ports in Greece and Turkey, then anchoring off Syria's Tartus. The current occupant of the White House, Donald Trump, persuaded London …
globalresearch.ca/iran-trumps-trump/5689…

The Pirates of Gibraltar
Sasan Fayazmanesh | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
On April 17, 2019, a tanker named Grace 1 left Iran for an unspecified destination with reportedly 2.1 million barrels of crude oil, worth some $130 million. According to a March 20 report in Reuters about how Iran tries to evade US sanctions, the Grace 1 was "Panamanian-flagged and managed by Singapore-based shipping services firm." The Grace 1, TankerTrackers reported, was built in 1997 and, given its age and size, was not allowed to dock at many ports. It therefore had a history of handling ship-to-ship fuel oil transfers at sea. It would typically receive fuel oil from Iran, the source stated, and then delive…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/the-pirates-…

Jeremy Corbyn: Electoral "Chicken" or Political Mastermind?
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
Britain's hard-right Tory Prime Minister, Boris Johnson (BoJo the Racist Clown), recently told US Vice President, Mike Pence, that Labour's genuinely left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is "a gigantic chlorinated chicken." The official Tory Twitter account even featured a Photoshopped image of Corbyn wearing a chicken costume, making the joke (which doesn't even work) that the…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/jeremy-corby…

On the Manila arrest order against Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chair Emeritus of the ILPS
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-13
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Sept. 10 statement from the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). | The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) denounces in the strongest possible terms the US-Duterte regime for the issuance of a warrant of arrest on Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson Emeritus of the ILPS. | Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 32 Judge Thelma Bunyi-Medina issued the arrest warrant last August 22 for Sison and 37 others in connection with the so-called "Inopacan massacre" supposedly committed by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New Peo…
fightbacknews.org/2019/9/12/manila-arres…

On the Manila arrest order against Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chair Emeritus of the ILPS
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-13
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Sept. 10 statement from the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). | The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) denounces in the strongest possible terms the US-Duterte regime for the issuance of a warrant of arrest on Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson Emeritus of the ILPS. | Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 32 Judge Thelma Bunyi-Medina issued the arrest warrant last August 22 for Sison and 37 others in connection with the so-called "Inopacan massacre" supposedly committed by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New Peo…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/12/manila-a…

Video: Russia Resumes Strikes on Terrorists in Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
On September 11, the US-backed Revolutionary Commando Army claimed that it had repelled a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attack in the 55km zone surrounding the US military garrison in al-Tanf. The militant group said that SAA units advanced using a …
globalresearch.ca/video-russia-resumes-s…

Snowden Tells Life Story and Why He Leaked in New Memoir
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-13
WASHINGTON — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. | Snowden, who now lives in Russia to avoid prosecution in the U.S., says his seven years working for the NSA and CIA led him to conclude the U.S. intelligence community "hacked the Constitution" and put everyone's liberty at risk and that he had no choice but to turn to journalists to reveal it to the world. | "I realized that I was crazy to have imagined t…
truthdig.com/articles/snowden-tells-life…

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper's Search for "A Normal Country". Beware of Russia and China Attempts to "Disrupt the International Order"
Padraig McGrath | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
In delivering his first major policy-speech since being sworn in as US Defense Secretary in July, Mark Esper said in London on September 6th that the United States' European allies needed to be wary of developing closer ties with China….
globalresearch.ca/us-defense-secretary-m…

The War in Eastern Ukraine May be Coming to an End But Do Any Americans Care?
Jeremy Kuzmarov | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/the-war-in-e…

Taliban Negotiators Go to Moscow After Trump Declares Talks 'Dead'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-13
Russia has been accused of aiding the group as a safeguard against an Islamic State affiliate with ties to a militant group in Central Asia.
truthdig.com/articles/taliban-negotiator…

Trump in Denial over Israeli Spying on the White House
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
Israel aggressively spies on allies and adversaries alike. | Former CIA counterintelligence specialist/military intelligence officer Philip Giraldi earlier accused Israel of stealing everything it can get its hands on — notably military and industrial secrets. | He called evidence of Israeli spying …
globalresearch.ca/trump-denial-israeli-s…

US Navy Enters Disputed South China Sea Amid Row With Beijing
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-13
A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, the U.S. military said, a move likely to anger Beijing. | RELATED: | China, US Grant Trade Concessions Ahead of New Talks | The busy waterway is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.-Chinese relationship, which include an escalating trade war, American sanctions on China's military and U.S. relations with Taiwan. | Commander Reann Mommsen, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fl…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Navy-Enters-D…

Resisting a World That Privileges Whiteness–While We Still Can
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-13
"My Time Among the Whites: Notes From an Unfinished Education" | A book by Jennine Capó Crucet | In the past couple of years, a new trend has emerged that can best be described as post-Trump Latinx literature. By "post-Trump," I mean a nascent body of literature that critiques Trump and the ideology he represents, a counter-archive to the white supremacy that dominates the news. As Latinx authors contend with Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric, which casts all immigrants as Mexicans and all Mexicans as criminals, this work has been a site of resistance, of hope, of sorrow. | This still-forming canon began with tw…
truthdig.com/articles/resisting-a-world-…

Wall Street Billionaires Set to Mingle With Mike Pence at Financial Conference
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-13
| As people across the world denounce the Trump administration's destructive climate policies, courting of far-right regimes, and callous policies towards immigrants, top Wall Street figures are getting set to hobnob with Vice President Mike Pence at an upcoming investor conference. | On September 19th, the CEOs of major hedge funds and private equity firms will once again gather for the annual Delivering Alpha conference, which s…
truthout.org/articles/wall-street-billio…

Civilians Work Toward Peace in Wartime Afghanistan
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-13
| On a very warm September morning in Kabul, several dozen men, women, and children sit on the carpeted floor of a room at the Afghan Peace Volunteers' Borderfree Center. The women cluster together. All wear burqas, but because of the heat they push the steel blue veils back, revealing their faces. Most of the men wear traditional tunics and pakol hats. | Parents and children alike listen intently to Masoma, a young Afghan woman who coordinates the Center's "Street Kids School." She explains the importance of ste…
truthout.org/articles/civilians-work-tow…

A Morning in Afghanistan
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-13
On a very warm September morning in Kabul, several dozen men, women, and children sit on the carpeted floor of a room at the Afghan Peace Volunteers' Borderfree Center. The women cluster together. All wear burqas, but because of the heat they push the steel blue veils back, revealing their faces. Most of the men …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/a-morning-in-…

There Can be no Workers' Rights without Peace and Social Justice: Ajamu Baraka
Ajamu Baraka | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
"War and militarism are class issues." | Black Alliance for Peace national organizer and Black Agenda Report editor Ajamu Baraka delivered the following remarks to the International Trade Union Forum in Solidarity with Workers and People to Break the Economic …
globalresearch.ca/there-can-be-no-worker…

How China Sees the World
Tom Clifford | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
Beijing. 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 Council on Foreign Relations. He was a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Answer Barack Obama.
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/how-china-se…

Venezuelan FM Calls TIAR 'Dead', Denounces Its Activation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-13
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Friday that the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) of the Organization of American States (OAS) is a 'dead' instrument and the intention of applying it in Latin America "does not make any sense." | RELATED: | Maduro: 12m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to be Presented to UN | "The TIAR is dead; it makes no sense to any country in our region," the Venezuelan diplomat said Friday during a press conference at the headquarters of the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-FM-Ca…

Sanders Says Democratic Socialism Means Creating an Economy That Works for All
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-13
| After being questioned about the crisis in Venezuela, Senator Bernie Sanders defended his vision of democratic socialism. "I agree with what goes on in Canada and in Scandinavia: guaranteeing healthcare to all people as a human right. I believe that the United States should not be the only major country on Earth not to provide paid family and medical leave," Sanders said. "I believe that every worker in this country deserves a living wage and that we expand the trade union movement."
truthout.org/video/sanders-says-democrat…

Amazon's Whole Foods strips part-timers' insurance; shows need for Medicare for All
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-13
Proving that workers cannot rely on employers or the private insurance industry for their health care, the Amazon-owned Whole Foods specialty and organic grocery chain announced Sept. 12 that it is stripping medical benefits for nearly 2,000 of its part-time employees. Previously, putting in 20 hours a week earned workers the option to buy in …
peoplesworld.org/article/amazons-whole-f…

Video: Why Are We Still in Afghanistan?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
18 years later, the US and its NATO allies still have troops in Afghanistan with no plans on leaving. | We were told this was about 9/11 and Osama Bin Laden, but these were lies. | So why are the troops still …
globalresearch.ca/video-why-are-we-still…

Video: Why Are We Still in Afghanistan?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
The 9/11 attacks were categorized as act of war by a foreign nation (Afghanistan) against a member of the Atlantic Alliance (the USA). Afghanistan had attacked America. Under NATO's doctrine of collective security the terror attack on the WTC was an act of war by a foreign country against all NATO member states.
globalresearch.ca/video-why-are-we-still…

9/9-9/11. 18 Years Ago, 2 Days before 9/11: Shah Masood, leader of the Northern Alliance assassinated
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
This article was originally published on the 9th of September 2003. | Eighteen years ago, on the 9th of September 2001, the leader of the Northern Alliance Commander Ahmad Shah Masood was mortally wounded in a kamikaze assassination. | It happened two …
globalresearch.ca/99-911-18-years-ago-2-…

Big Business Lies Taught a Watchful Donald Trump
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
For avalanche-level lying, deceiving, and misleading, mega-mimic Donald Trump need look no further than the history of the corporate advertising industry and the firms that pay them. Dissembling is so deeply ingrained in commercial culture that the Federal Trade Commission and the courts don't challenge exaggerated general claims that they call "puffery." Serious corporate deception…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/big-business…

Netanyahu: Israel Will Probably Launch Full-Scale War in Gaza "Before the Elections"
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-13
Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel will probably launch a full-scale war on Gaza "before the elections."

Netanyahu: Israel Will Probably Launch Full-Scale War in Gaza "Before the Elections"

Super-Delegated and Relegated
Clark T. Scott | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
After reading a number of recent articles by Norman Solomon in which he seems to be chronically bristling under his democrat identity, his frustration with his party keeps reminding me why the democrats and republicans are both wastes of energy. In the supposed bipartisanship of the faking USA, it seems that priorities themselves get prioritized…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/super-delega…

The Age of Constitutional Coups
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
In 2017, in the wake of a failed military putsch the previous year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Erdogan held what the British journalist Patrick Cockburn rightly calls "a blatantly rigged referendum which marginalized parliament and gave him dictatorial powers." Erdogan won a narrow majority that "was only achieved late on election night when the head of the electoral board overseeing the election decided that votes not stamped as legally valid, numbering as many as 1.5 million, would be counted as valid." Erdogan then implemented a national educational curriculum that devalued secular liberal ideas and science…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/the-age-of-c…

Marjorie Cohn on Afghanistan's Unending War, Amit Narang on Deregulation & Corporate America
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-09-13
New Yorkers who were here for September 11 remember vigils, hugs from strangers and signs all over the streets reading, "Our grief is not a cry for war." But war is what came, to the delight of many in media–first to Afghanistan, which the US invaded on October 7, 2001, and never left.
fair.org/home/marjorie-cohn-on-afghanist…

Human Trafficking is Booming in Yemen as the War Enters its Fifth Year
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-13
A complete absence of law and order in Yemen has given rise to a black Suq (market) of human trafficking on a scale never before seen in the war-torn and war-weary nation.
mintpressnews.com/human-trafficking-boom…

Video: "Syria will Win this War for Nation-state Sovereignty, for Religious Pluralism, for Civilization"
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
We sent the War to Syria's shores. | We sent the terrorists, the mass destruction, the mass lies. | We sent the evil, the death, the barbarism. | And we are still doing it. | In the following interview with Dr. Ayshar Midani, we …
globalresearch.ca/those-who-refuse-truth…

Why I took action to prevent the world's largest arms fair
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2019-09-13
The noise is deafening as giant attack helicopters fill the sky. They land excruciatingly close, just metres from us. A line of police guard the killer machines. These helicopters have been deliberately built, piece by piece, in factories all over the world, in order to murder. | Waves of despair wash over me as I think about all the people, unknown to me, who have been killed by weapons fired from helicopters just like this. I cry for those who have lost loved ones in Afghanistan, Syria, Li…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/09/13/why-i-to…

South Africa to Work with Psychologists As Murder Wave Hits
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-13
South Africa's national police authorities say they are hiring mental health experts and sociologists to understand and try to solve the problem of crime in the country where almost 60 people are killed each day. | RELATED: | Every Hour Four Girls Under 13 Are Raped in Brazil | The Police Minister Bheki Cele said Thursday the government decided to use the services of psychologists and sociologists to help finding the causes of the rampant murder rate and to determine prototypes in the…
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Video: The Arabian Peninsula's "New Cold War". The UAE-Saudi Confrontation in Southern Yemen
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
On August 29, the United Arab Emirates carried out a series of airstrikes on forces loyal to the Saudi-backed government of Yemen. The strikes reportedly killed or wounded over 300 people. The UAE said that the targets were some "terrorist …
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#NeverForget the War in Afghanistan
Sonali Kolhatkar | truthdig.com | 2019-09-13
Trump has killed a deal with the Taliban based on the death of one U.S. soldier. But more will die if troops remain in the longest war.
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#NeverForget the War in Afghanistan
Sonali Kolhatkar | truthdig.com | 2019-09-13
Donald Trump has killed a deal with the Taliban based on the death of one U.S. soldier. But more will die if troops remain in the longest war.
truthdig.com/articles/neverforget-the-wa…

New Zealand police destroyed Pike River mine disaster evidence
wsws.org | 2019-09-13
The latest revelations are further evidence of a cover-up designed to protect Pike River Coal's management from prosecution for the 2010 disaster that killed 29 people.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/13/pike…

I Would Want To Drink Their Blood: God Will Punish Them
Luke O'Neil | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
The following is adapted from Luke O'Neil's newsletter Welcome to Hell World and his book of the same name available now, Welcome to Hell World: Dispatches from the American Dystopia. *** There's a girl I never want to let myself forget. Her name is Samar Hassan and we killed her family. In January of 2005…
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Canada's Liberals spending tens of billions on battleships, warplanes
wsws.org | 2019-09-13
While governments at all levels incessantly declare that "there is no money" for hospitals, schools and public services, the Trudeau Liberal government is spending billions to modernize Canada's military arsenal.
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Rideshare Drivers are Employees, Not Contractors
Yasin Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
In 2015, Waheed Etimad immigrated with his wife and their children to the United States from Afghanistan, where he'd been a translator 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 knew Etimad called him a…
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Faced with big merger threat, "Arizona Republic" staffers move towards unionization
PAI | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-13
PHOENIX (PAI)–Faced with the threat of a media mega-merger that could cost them even more jobs and quality than they and their paper have already suffered, staffers at the Arizona Republic plan to unionize with the NewsGuild, a CWA sector. The staff, which now numbers 130 — down from a peak of 425 in 2007 …
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In the Pacific Islands, the Trump Administration Sees Empire, Ignores Climate Change
Edward Hunt | progressive.org | 2019-09-13
The U.S. government views the islands as keys to controlling the Pacific and constraining the rise of China.
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What Is Energy Denial?
Don Fitz | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-13
The fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth Day of 1970 will be in 2020. As environmentalism has gone mainstream during that half a century, it has forgotten its early focus and shifted toward green capitalism. Nowhere is this more apparent than abandonment of the slogan popular during the early Earth Days: "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." The …
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Hubble Space Telescope detects water vapor on habitable-zone exoplanet
wsws.org | 2019-09-13
The discovery is another step toward finding a world with an environment, and possibly life, on a planet outside our Solar System.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/13/exop…

The rise and rise of green politics
Graham Peebles | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-13
Alongside the flag-waving surge of right wing and extreme right wing groups, political parties concerned with environmental issues are on the rise. Public awareness of climate change and associated issues is growing; a recent poll in Britain found that 85% of people are concerned about climate change, 52% 'very concerned'. As a result of this …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/13/the-rise-a…

Bronzeface? Woke warrior Meryl Streep accused of wearing Latina 'blackface' in new Netflix film
rt.com | 2019-09-13
Hollywood actress Meryl Streep is under fire for portraying a Latina character in upcoming Netflix film, 'The Laundromat,' with critics accusing the liberal darling of sporting a form of 'blackface.' | Directed by Steven Soderbergh of 'Ocean's 11' fame and set to drop on Netflix later this month, the comedy-drama delves into the story behind the Panama Papers, a trove of millions of documents leaked in 2015 which detail the corrupt dealings of thousands of wealthy individuals around the world. | Though Streep assumes the lead role in the first section of the film, her less conspicuous portrayal of a Latina off…
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Joe Biden: New Level of Iraq War Lies. "Yes, I did oppose the war before it began."
Sam Husseini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
Presidential candidate Joe Biden is now claiming about the 2003 Iraq invasion: "Yes, I did oppose the war before it began." | Biden has been claiming: | "From the moment 'shock and awe' started, from that moment, I was opposed to the | …
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Bernie Sanders and the Realignment of the American Left
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
The neoliberal revolution that has been underway since the mid-1970s fundamentally reoriented American governance toward the interests of capital. While the distance between government and the so-called private sector was never that great, all pretense that government served the broader public interest was cast aside in favor of state-corporatism. This wasn't simply a matter of privatizing the public realm— it overlaid a capitalist rationale on all public undertakings.
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Neonicotinoid pesticides have caused a huge surge in the toxicity of U.S. agriculture
Tara Lohan and Dipika Kadaba | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-13
Scientists are warning about a second Silent Spring after a new study found that U.S. agriculture is 48 times more toxic to insects than it was 20 years ago. A peer-reviewed study published in the journal PLOS One found that 92 percent of that toxic load can be attributed to neonicotinoids — the most widely used class of insecticides. Neonics, as …
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Another Flint? Newark, NJ, faces public health crisis over lead contamination in city's water supply
Nermeen Shaikh | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-13
Thousands of residents in Newark, New Jersey, remain unable to drink their tap water in an enduring public health nightmare. Lead contamination has plagued the city for years, but lead levels have spiked even higher in 2019. The crisis recently came to a head following revelations that water filters distributed to residents may not have …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/13/another-fl…

Donald Trump Just Admitted That It Makes Sense for America's Enemies to Get Nuclear Weapons
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
Trump noted that the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi in 2011 sent foreign leaders a lesson: Disarmament can lead to your own personal doom.
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Radio-Frequency Radiation Emitted by Cell Phones and Wireless Devices: Risks to Health and Well-Being
Anthony B. Miller | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
Radiation exposure has long been a concern for the public, policy makers, and health researchers. Beginning with radar during World War II, human exposure to radio-frequency radiation1 (RFR) technologies has grown substantially over time. | . | In 2011, the International Agency …
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Wild Love Preserve Founder: Our Path Forward
Andrea Maki | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
In 2010 when I founded Wild Love Preserve, folks told me it would not be possible to bring stakeholders together in a new light, one told me to stop reinventing the wheel, another even attempted to shut me down, however I stayed true to my beliefs and spearheaded collaborative efforts with the Idaho Bureau of…
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Official Secrets: A whistleblower attempts to prevent the Iraq War
wsws.org | 2019-09-13
The intensely relevant film is based on the true story of Katharine Gun, who leaked a memo exposing the criminality of the preparations for war against Iraq and was charged by the British government under the Official Secrets Act.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/13/offi…

Greta Thunberg on the Climate Fight: "If We Can Save the Banks, Then We Can Save the World"
Naomi Klein | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
We are living through some scary times. As Greta has told us so often: "Our house is on fire." And I firmly believe that there are three things that have to align if we are going to douse the flames. First, we need the courage to dream of a different kind of future. To shake off the sense of inevitable apocalypse that has pervaded our culture. To give us a destination, a common goal, a picture of the world we are working towards. | But those dreams are useless unless we are willing to embrace the other two forces. One is the need to confront the truth of our moment in history — the truth of how much we have…
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/greta-thunbe…

The Rise and Rise of Green Politics
Graham Peebles | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-13
Alongside the flag-waving surge of right wing and extreme right wing groups, political parties concerned with environmental issues are on the rise. Public awareness of climate change and associated issues is growing; a recent poll in Britain found that 85% of people are concerned about climate change, 52% 'very concerned'. As a result of this …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/the-rise-and-…

NYC: Fight continues for 'No new jails!'
Michaela Warnsley | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-13
"It's up to us to keep the pressure on these shameless, opportunistic politicians, hold them accountable, and fight back!"
liberationnews.org/nyc-fight-continues-f…

Former Monsanto Employee to Utilize Trump's Revolving Door to Join US Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt
Yetta Stein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
On September 11, the Senate heard from Trump's nominee to be the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Aurelia Skipwith, a former employee of agrochemical corporation Monsanto. | "Skipwith has a history of working with big-time special | …
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Improper Purposes: Boris Johnson's Suspension of Parliament
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
There was something richly amusing in the move: three judges, sitting in Scotland's highest court of appeal, had little time for the notion that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension, or proroguing, of parliament till October 14, had been lawful. …
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UK: Tony Blair Think-Tank Proposes End to Free Speech
Judith Bergman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change has released a report, Designating Hate: New Policy Responses to Stop Hate Crime, which recommends radical initiatives to tackle "hate" groups, even if they have not committed any kind of violent activity….
globalresearch.ca/uk-tony-blair-think-ta…

Video: September 11 2001: Were Passenger Cell Phone Conversations Possible?
TMB | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
Global Research Editor's Note | The 9/11 Commission's Report Chapter 2 provides an almost visual description of the Arab hijackers. It depicts in minute detail events occurring inside the cabin of the four hijacked planes. | In the absence of surviving passengers, …
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The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?
Vicky Peláez | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
This incisive and carefully researched article was first published by Global Research eleven years ago in March 2008. | In recent developments, California has adopted legislation which bans the private prison industry from operating in the state. | "The move will probably | …
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Mike Pompeo Is Inviting Catastrophe in the Arctic
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-13
Donald Trump got the headlines as usual–but don't be fooled. It wasn't Trumpism in action this August, but what we should all now start referring to as the Pompeo Doctrine. Yes, I'm referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and, when it comes to the Arctic region, he has a lot more than buying Greenland on his mind. | In mid-August, as no one is likely to forget, President Trump surprised international observers by expressing an interest in purchasing Greenland, a semi-autonomous region of Denmark. Most commentators viewed the move as just another example of the president's increasingly erratic behavior.
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The Pompeo Doctrine: How to Seize the Arctic's Resources, Now Accessible Due to Climate Change (Just Don't Mention Those Words!)
Michael T. Klare | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
Donald Trump got the headlines as usual — but don't be fooled. It wasn't Trumpism in action this August, but what we should all now start referring to as the Pompeo Doctrine. Yes, I'm referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and, when it comes to the Arctic region, he has a lot more than…
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The Vox Populi
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
"President Trump touched something inside me. He speaks like me and he talks like me." — Fayetteville, NC Trump rally "Make Empathy Great Again" — T-shirt voice Donald J. Trump won the presidency partially because of his already existing Reality TV celebratory status. Audiences got used to his dealing tactics and he became proficient in…
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Uncensored Tony Serra: Consummate Criminal Defense Lawyer
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
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When You Mess With Creation Myths, the Knives Come Out
Ishmael Reed | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
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The Intellectual Development of Karl Marx
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
The first installment of Michael Heinrich's three-volume biography of Karl Marx titled "Karl Marx and the Birth of Modern Society" is now available from Monthly Review Press. In keeping with MR's long-time tradition as a movement rather than an academic press, the cloth edition is $34.95 and the eBook is only $19.95. Given the renewed…
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The Likely End to Roe v. Wade?
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
A 2017 U.S. government report, "SUPREME COURT DECISIONS OVERRULED BY SUBSEQUENT DECISION," notes, "while the Supreme Court sometimes expressly overrules a prior decision, in other instances the overruling must be deduced from the principles of related cases." The report identifies 237 Court decision that have been either overturned or revised. A handful of key Court cases illustrates…
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When You Mess With Creation Myths, the Knives Come Out
Ishmael Reed | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
I would have ended my challenge to "Hamilton, The Revolution" after a four night reading of the script that took place at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe last January. It was one of the actors, Robert Mailer Anderson, a filmmaker (Windows on the World) and novelist, who said that he'd put up money for a full…
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Here's to the Last Philosophes, the Frankfurt School
Ryan Gunderson | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
The "Frankfurt School" refers to a group of unorthodox Marxist intellectuals associated with Frankfurt, Germany's Institute for Social Research. The most famous first-generation members, whose collective work spans from the 1930s into the early 1970s, include Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer, and Herbert Marcuse. They wondered why advanced capitalist societies were sinking into new forms…
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What If This is as Good as It Gets?
Paul Tritschler | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
Shortly before I left Cornwall, a bloom of barrel jellyfish appeared just below the surface of the unusually calm Mevagissey waters. Aptly named — they have all the rounded bulk of beer barrels — they drew a fascinated crowd to watch them from the harbour's edge. With some effort I squeezed through and squeezed out…
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The Likely End to Roe v. Wade?
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
A 2017 U.S. government report, "SUPREME COURT DECISIONS OVERRULED BY SUBSEQUENT DECISION," notes, "while the Supreme Court sometimes expressly overrules a prior decision, in other instances the overruling must be deduced from the principles of related cases." The report identifies 237 Court decision that have been either overturned or revised. A handful of key Court cases illustrates…
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Protect the Sacred Grizzly Bear, Follow Those Who Know Grandmother Earth
Tim Davis — Stan Grier | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
Led by Chief Stan Grier, the Blackfoot Confederacy of the Piikani, Blackfeet, Siksika and Blood Tribe has been at the forefront of publicly elevating the role of the Great Bear in Blackfoot culture and the bear's role in protecting sacred lands due to its status as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Just…
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UK: "Operation Yellowhammer" Details Savage Austerity and Confirms Plans for State Repression Post-Brexit
Thomas Scripps | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
On Wednesday evening, Boris Johnson's government was forced to release its forecast for a no-deal Brexit, codenamed "Operation Yellowhammer." The six-page document affirms the social and economic catastrophe threatened by a no-deal Brexit and underscores the danger of authoritarian …
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Scottish Court Rules Suspension of UK Parliament 'Unlawful'
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces another obstacle in the way of his path to a No Deal Brexit as it was ruled on Wednesday that his five week long suspension of parliament, condoned by the Queen herself, was 'unlawful'. …
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Theresa May and Boris Johnson: Secrecy as Statecraft?
Ben Worthy | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
During UK–EU Brexit negotiations, Theresa May pursued a determined path of concealment and non-disclosure. Envisaged as a way to protect herself against political opposition, enhancing her bargaining power vis-à -vis the EU and deliver policy promises, the strategy failed and contributed …
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Brexit Reveals Jeremy Corbyn to be the True Moderate
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
If there is an upside to Brexit, it is this: it has made it increasingly hard to present Jeremy Corbyn, contrary to everything the corporate media has been telling us for the past four years, as anything but a | …
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Roaming Charges: They Are the Walrus
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
+ What I learned at the debate last night…. + We're going to be stuck in the middle with Klobuchar… + Booker: such fancy rhetorical skills in the service of nothing. + The common theme seems to be that the Democrats will "unify" America. Is a "unified America" a 54-46 split? + Bernie's voice may not…
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Challenging Biden on Iraq War Vote, Sanders Denounces Bloated Trump Pentagon Budget During Democratic Debate
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-13
"I don't think we have to spend $750 billion a year on the military when we don't even know who our enemy is." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Sanders Campaign Hits Back Against 'Dishonest' Biden Attack on Medicare for All
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-13
"It's disappointing Joe Biden is echoing the deceptions and falsehoods of the healthcare industry which is spending millions to protect the $100 billion in profits they made." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'No Policy, No Facts, Just Displays of Violence': Ocasio-Cortez Says Hysterical Ad Proves GOP Has No Response to Progressive Vision
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-13
"We are fighting to guarantee healthcare in America. To make education and housing dignified and accessible. To save our planet. To set living wages. To establish justice at home and peace abroad." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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As Amazon Rainforest Burns, Brazil's Environment Minister to Meet US Group That Denies Climate Crisis at EPA Headquarters
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-13
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's environment minister will reportedly meet with a right-wing American advocacy group that denies the climate crisis at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City later this month. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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From Nepal to New Zealand to Nigeria, Fridays for Future Youth Activists Take to Streets Worldwide One Week Before #ClimateStrike
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-13
Activists with the youth-led Fridays for Future movement took to the streets worldwide Friday, calling for bolder efforts to battle the climate emergency and encouraging people of all ages to join the global #ClimateStrike on Sept. 20. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Majority in US Back Free College Tuition and Student Debt Cancellation, New Poll Finds
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-13
A majority of voters support the bold proposals for free college tuition and the wiping out of student debt that have been put forward by Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Democratic primary, according to a new poll out Friday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Iran: A Club of Sanctioned Countries in Solidarity Against US Economic Terrorism
Press TV | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-13
PressTV Interview — transcript Background links: ifpnews.com/iranian-mps-propose-formatio… www.newsweek.com/russia-china-iran-fight… Excerpts: An Iranian parliamentary faction has come up with the idea of establishing a club of sanctioned countries for concerted action against the US economic terrorism. The chairman of the Parliament's faction on countering sanctions, Poormokhtar, gave a report on the formation of the faction and its …
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Post-9/11 Terrorism Watchlist of More Than 1 Million Judged Unconstitutional
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-13
| The U.S. government has used…
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