Daily Archives: September 14, 2019

2019-09-14: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-09-14). Snowden Hopes France Will Grant Him Asylum. telesurenglish.net Former United States spy agency contractor Edward Snowden hopes France will grant him asylum, according to a France Inter radio interview to be broadcast Monday. It was not immediately clear when or where the interview took place. | RELATED: | US to Renew Internet Surveillance Program Exposed by Snowden | "I would very much like Mr. Macron to grant me asylum," the famous whistleblower said in excerpts made available on the French radio station's Twitter account, reminding his int…

WSWS (2019-09-14). No letup in Trump's war on immigrants as 37-year-old Mexican man dies in ICE custody. wsws.org The recent Supreme Court ruling effectively eliminating the right to asylum is but the latest and sharpest expression of the attack on the rights of immigrants.

RT (2019-09-14). Bolton resurrects pair of PACs to prop up Congress' top warmongers. rt.com Former National Security Advisor John Bolton has wasted no time relaunching his political action committees and endorsing five Republican congressmen, all of whom appear to love war almost as much as he does. | The John Bolton PAC has endorsed Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), and Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), along with Reps Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) and Lee Zeldin (R-New York), according to its first post-resurrection press release on Friday, which referred to the now-unemployed hawk as "Ambassador John Bolton" despite the fact that he has not held a diplomatic position in year…

Aaron Maté (2019-09-14). Ex-CIA analyst on why he predicted John Bolton's firing. thegrayzone.com Ex-CIA analyst John Kiriakou discusses why he accurately predicted John Bolton's ouster as National Security Adviser; who might replace him;…

teleSUR (2019-09-14). Yemen's Houthis Attacks Saudi Oil Fields. telesurenglish.net Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi forces on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility, in a strike that three sources said had disrupted output and exports. | RELATED: | No Agreement Reached to End Power Struggle in Southern Yemen | Two sources close to the matter said 5 million barrels per day of crude production had been impacted — close to half of the kingdom's output or 5% of global o…

Staff (2019-09-14). Yemen's Houthi Rebels Attack Key Saudi Oil Sites. truthdig.com DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Yemen's Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field Saturday, sparking huge fires at a vulnerable chokepoint for global energy supplies. | It remained unclear hours later whether anyone was injured at the Abqaiq oil processing facility and the Khurais oil field or what effect the assault would have on oil production. Rising smoke from the fires at the sites could be seen by satellites. | The attack by the Iranian-backed Houthis in the war against a Saudi-led coalition comes after weeks of similar drone…

RT (2019-09-14). Pompeo blames Iran for drone attack on Saudi oil facilities, Senator Graham urges US to strike it. rt.com A drone attack on Saudi oil facilities claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels prompted Washington to blame Tehran, with US warhawk, Senator Lindsey Graham, calling for a strike against Iran. | The smoke from the huge fires at the world's largest oil processing plant caused by the strike had barely dissipated when officials in Washington jumped at the opportunity to use the occasion to push an anti-Iranian agenda. | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Tehran for what he called "an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply" but stopped short of suggesting any retaliatory measures. | Meanwhile Graham was q…

Gloria Rubac (2019-09-14). El Paso, firme! workers.org The chants rang out loud and clear all weekend: "El Paso!" Then: "Firme!" After the racist mass murders on Aug. 3, when a gunman killed 22 people and wounded 24 more, El Paso activists issued a call to action against white supremacy. This was followed by a weekend of actions . . . | Continue reading El Paso, firme! at Workers.org

Soumya Shankar (2019-09-14). Mourning and Resistance in Kashmir After India Revoked the State's Special Status. theintercept.com Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir — On the eve of Eid al-Adha last month, 17-year-old Asrar Khan lay in a vegetative state at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, a hospital in downtown Srinagar, Kashmir's largest city. The unconscious teenager was barely hanging on to life, connected to a ventilator and blinded in one eye — the result, his family says, of pellet injuries at the hands of India's armed forces. | Six days earlier, on August 5, India's government, led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the helm, had unilaterally abrogated a constituti…

teleSUR (2019-09-14). Taliban Delegation Travels to Russia as US Peace Talks Collapse. telesurenglish.net Afghanistan's Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to seek international support to push for the withdrawal of United States troops following the collapse of talks with the U.S. this month, officials from the insurgent group said Saturday. | RELATED: | US Will Lose More After Afghan Peace Talks End Abruptly: Taliban | "The purpose of these visits is to inform leaders of these countries about the peace talks and President Trump's decision to call off the peace process at a…

Peter Koenig (2019-09-14). Will the IMF, the Federal Reserve, Negative Interest Rates and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy? globalresearch.ca The IMF, has been instrumental in helping destroying the economy of a myriad of countries, notably, and to start with, the new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, Greece, Ukraine and lately Argentina, to mention just a few. …

WSWS (2019-09-14). Russia, Ukraine carry out high-profile prisoner exchange. wsws.org The prisoner exchange was strongly backed by France and Germany with media reports suggesting that French President Emmanuel Macron, in particular, played a central role.

WSWS (2019-09-14). Fascistic elements in Republican Party threaten Democrats O'Rourke and Ocasio-Cortez. wsws.org Both incidents reflect the growing threat of political violence from the far-right.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-14). War is Good for Business and Organized Crime: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade. Rising Heroin Addiction in the US. globalresearch.ca Despite president Trump's announced US troop withdrawal, the Afghan opium trade continues to flourish. It is protected by US-NATO occupation forces on behalf of a nexus of powerful financial and criminal interests.

Staff (2019-09-14). Yemen Was Called the Forgotten War, but Activists Are Refusing to Forget. truthout.org | | Janine Jackson: When observers who have spent years in war-rocked places describe events as "staggering," you know you're talking about a disturbing new order. That's how the UN humanitarian coordinator in Yemen responded to the September 1 bombing by Saudi Arabia of a detention center in southwest Yemen that killed more than 100 people, some believed to be prisoners of war. And yet this h…

Staff (2019-09-14). Son of Bin Laden Killed in U.S. Strike, White House Says. truthdig.com American officials say there are indications that al-Qaida member Hamza bin Laden was killed by the CIA, not the U.S. military.

RT (2019-09-14). Sackler family behind OxyContin busted trying to hide $1bn as lawsuits over opioid crisis pile up. rt.com New York's attorney general has uncovered over $1 billion in wire transfers by the Sackler family and accused the OxyContin magnates of trying to shield their wealth from mounting lawsuits over their role in the opioid crisis. | The prodigious stash was discovered in the records of just one of the 33 financial institutions Attorney General Letitia James subpoenaed last month in an effort to trace the extent of the Purdue Pharma owners' wealth, James' office said in a statement on Friday. The money passed through several Swiss bank accounts, indicating the family may have tried to hide profits from the sale of…

Staff (2019-09-14). Drug Companies Seek to Disqualify Judge in Opioids Suits. truthdig.com CLEVELAND— Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias in his effort to obtain a multibillion-dollar global settlement. | According to the motion filed late Friday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, where Judge Dan Polster presides over most of the 2,000 lawsuits filed by state, local and tribal governments, the judicial code requires judges to recuse themselves when there is an appearance of prejudice or bias. | The attorneys wrote that Pol…

The Canary (2019-09-14). Cycle protesters demand climate change action as German motor show opens. thecanary.co Thousands of people have demonstrated in Frankfurt to demand more action against climate change as the German city's motor show opens to the public, with some cycling along motorways that were temporarily closed for the occasion. | Demands raised by the organisers of Saturday's protests include an end to the combustion engine, climate-neutral transport by 2035, a speed limit on the autobahn and a strong German climate policy package. | Environmental groups say the trend toward bigger and more powerful cars, particularly SUVs, is eating into the fuel efficiency gains of recent decades. | On Thursday, when the Fran…

teleSUR (2019-09-14). Bolivian President Rejects Violent Attacks Against His Party's HQ. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Evo Morales rejected Friday the latest violent acts in the central city of Santa Cruz, where the campaign headquarters of his Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) was attacked by opposition protesters. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Evo Morales Leads Presidential Election Poll by 11% | "This is a conspiracy against democracy and, above all, a conspiracy to the defenders of democracy that are social movements. Don't give in to this game from paid participants…we reject and…

Middle East Eye (2019-09-14). Saudi Arabia Shuts Down Half Its Oil Output After Drone Strikes by Yemen's Houthi. theantimedia.com Yemen's Houthi group attacked the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility.

WSWS (2019-09-14). Defending pensions against Macron requires an international political strategy. wsws.org The way forward to defend pensions and oppose the well-advanced drive towards fascistic police state rule is to turn to the international working class.

Ahmed AbdulKareem (2019-09-14). Human Trafficking is Booming in Yemen as the War Enters Its Fifth Year. theantimedia.com An absence of law and order in Yemen has given rise to a black market of human trafficking on a scale never before seen in the nation.

WSWS (2019-09-14). New Zealand opposition National Party attacked over relations with China. wsws.org The campaign by the Labour Party-led government and its supporters against "Chinese influence" is part of escalating preparations for a US-led war in the Pacific.

Claire Edwards (2019-09-14). The 5G Electromagnetic "Mad Zone" Poised to Self-Destruct: The 5G "Dementors" Meet the 4G "Zombie Apocalypse" globalresearch.ca The entities rolling out 5G are tormenting humanity and sucking their humanity from them by taking their minds and their health, while on the other side, you have the zombie apocalypse of all the people with their 4G cell phones, …

Staff (2019-09-14). Neonicotinoid Pesticides Have Made US Agriculture Much More Toxic. truthout.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 they are commonly called, are…

Ayssar Midani (2019-09-14). Video: Imperial Wars of Aggression. Interview with Syrian Scientist Dr. Ayssar Midani. globalresearch.ca "We Wrestle Not Against Flesh and Blood, but Against Powers, Against the Rulers of the Darkness of this World, Against Spiritual Wickedness in High Places." (Epistle to the Ephesians 6: 12, New Testament) | *** | "Hegemony" is a sanitized word "vomited" up …

WSWS (2019-09-14). Two workers crushed to death at Michigan granite supplier. wsws.org The fire department immediately shut down the Stone Warehouse shop after the accident for multiple safety violations.

Global Research News (2019-09-14). BBC Foreknowledge of 9/11 Collapse of WTC Building Seven: British Man Won Law Suit against BBC for 9/11 Cover Up. globalresearch.ca This article was first posted on Global Research in March 2015 | A class action law suit against the BBC should be contemplated? | The BBC had foreknowledge of a criminal act and failed to inform the public. ( M. Ch. GR …

WSWS (2019-09-14). Billionaire Duke of Westminster carrying out social cleansing of working-class residents in London. wsws.org Of the 141 people being evicted, eight are disabled, with some having lived in the blocks for as long as 40 years.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-09-14). G7 hypocrites protest but exploit the Amazon anyway. workers.org Published in the Italian journal Il Manifesto on Sept. 3. Translation by John Catalinotto. Faced with the spread of fires in the Amazon, the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, changed its agenda to "tackle the emergency." The seven — France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Canada and the United States . . . | Continue reading G7 hypocrites protest but exploit the Amazon anyway at Workers.org

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-09-14). Post-9/11 Terrorism Watchlist of More Than 1 Million Judged Unconstitutional. globalresearch.ca The U.S. government has used…

teleSUR (2019-09-14). Osama bin Laden's Son Killed in US Special Operation: Trump. telesurenglish.net The son of Osama bin Laden and the reported Al-Qaeda leader was killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation, the White House said on Saturday. | RELATED: | US Navy Enters Disputed South China Sea Amid Row With Beijing | "Hamza bin Laden, the high-ranking al-Qaeda member and son of Osama bin Laden, was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region," a statement attributed to the president released by the White House on Saturday said.

Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels (2019-09-14). Fall 1941: Pearl Harbor and The Wars of Corporate America. globalresearch.ca Washington knew a Japanese fleet was on its way to Pearl Harbor, but welcomed the attack since a Japanese aggression would make it possible to "sell" the war to an anti-war American public.

John Atcheson (2019-09-14). The Plutocratic War on People: Centrists and Conservatives are Ignoring the Giant Elephant in Our National Living Room. commondreams.org The list of problems getting buried by money is nearly endless. Gun control; health care; a living wage; the high cost of education; endless war; each is rooted in the power of the oligarch's coup, and each is a function of money in politics. But only two candidates — Sanders and Warren — address this issue head on in the debates, and to hear the media, the pundits' and the Party's post mortem, both are "extreme" and the guy who's debating whether the lifeboat needs a patch is "reasonable" and the best bet for winning the election. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ann Wright (2019-09-14). From A Russian: Our Planet is So Small that We Must Live in Peace. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files… | sibirtrans.ru/

Berkeley Antifa (2019-09-14). Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure. indybay.org On Sunday, September 1, a small collection of bored and lonely far-right activists gathered in Berkeley, CA for what was dubbed the "Third Annual March Against Communism." Despite the massive police presence and resources committed to protecting this tiny group of confused conspiracy theorists, community mobilization kept Berkeley locals safe and ultimately pushed back the far-right's attempted advances.

Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area (2019-09-14). Swarming for the Global Climate Strikes! indybay.org Union Square, San Francisco…

Lynda Carson (2019-09-14). Outing the Board Members of the NRA. indybay.org It seems that NOW is the time to take this a step further and expose some of the Board Members of the notorious NRA, a domestic terrorist organization!

Joe Piette (2019-09-14). Protest of India's rule over Kashmir. workers.org Chanting "From Kashmir to Palestine, occupation is a crime," over 100 people, mostly immigrants from Kashmir, rallied on Sept. 6 outside the Masjid Al-Madinah Upper Darby Islamic Center near Philadelphia to call attention to India's recent human rights' abuses and violations of Kashmir's sovereignty. | Continue reading Protest of India's rule over Kashmir at Workers.org

RT (2019-09-14). 'Far into conspiracy theorizing': Ex-MSNBC Host Krystal Ball slams network for Russiagate hype. rt.com Krystal Ball, a former MSNBC host, has admitted that her colleagues went too far focusing on Russiagate narrative alone that it turned into conspiracy theorizing. | After three years of non-stop speculations about an alleged collusion between the Kremlin and US President Donald Trump ended up with Russiagaters' hopes crashed by the Mueller report, some in the American media seemed to have woken up to realize that the conspiratorial hype machine had replaced what should have been journalism. | The most recent example is Ball, who criticized her "former colleagues, friends" for going "so far into the realm of co…

Staff (2019-09-14). Amazon Workers Are Bringing the Climate Strike to Jeff Bezos. truthout.org | | Two months after Amazon warehouse workers across the globe staged a one-day strike, the great "disruptor" is facing another workplace disruption—this time by tech workers at its Seattle headquarters. | The group Amazon Employees for Climate Justice announced this week that it would join the September 20 Global Climate Strike led by 16-year-old activist Greta T…

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.

RT (2019-09-13). O'Rourke reports Texas Republican to FBI over 'death threat' in tweet reacting to AR-15 ban. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says he has forwarded a so-called "death threat" to the FBI, after Republican Congressman Briscoe Cain suggestively told the candidate his rifle was "ready" for him to confiscate. | Cain's tweet was the reaction to O'Rourke's declaration that "we're going to take your AR-15 and AK-47" during the presidential debate among Democrat contenders on Thursday in Houston. | On Friday morning, O'Rourke responded by informing the congressman that he interpreted his comment — effectively a play on "Molon Labe," or "come and take them" — as a threat to his life. | Th…

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."

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…

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 …

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…

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

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….

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…

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 …

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…

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

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 …

teleSUR -EF (2019-09-13). Maduro: 'Tremendous Scandal', Guaido With Colombian Narcos. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called the images of self-declared interim president Juan Guaido next to members of the Colombian paramilitary group, Los Rastrojos, a "tremendous scandal." | RELATED: | Maduro: 12m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to be Presented to UN | During a Friday address to the nation, President Maduro said the photos represent Guaido's "criminal alliance with the paramilitary drug gang, Los Rastrojos." The photos were revealed Thursday over Twitter by human rights def…

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."

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

teleSUR (2019-09-13). Teenage Activist Greta Thunberg Takes Climate Protest to Trump. telesurenglish.net Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who shot to global fame for inspiring worldwide student strikes to promote immediate action against climate change, took her mission to the doorsteps of United States President Donald Trump on Friday with a protest outside the White House. | RELATED: | Amazon Employees to Strike over Company's Climate Policies | Thunberg was greeted by hundreds of mostly young people carrying signs reading "People or Profit?" and "Warming!" and chanting "This is a…

teleSUR (2019-09-13). Bolivian Indigenous People Join Efforts to Recover From Fires. telesurenglish.net In Bolivia's Chiquitania region, where Indigenous communities and Campesinos make their living from the region's tourism‚Äã have paid a heavy price from the Amazon's fires, yet they are not resigning themselves to the loss of their livelihoods. | RELATED: | EU Sends Technicians to Help Mitigate Fires in Bolivia | The community of El Carmen, one of the first to suffer the fires that beset Bolivia a month ago, lives from ecotourism and is trying to recover from the disa…

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 …

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."

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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…

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!"

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.

Staff (2019-09-13). N.Y. Finds $1B in Hidden Transfers by Family Behind OxyContin. truthdig.com NEW YORK — The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York state's attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. | New York — asking a judge to enforce subpoenas of companies, banks and advisers to Purdue and its owners, the Sackler family — said it has uncovered the previously unknown wire transfers among family members, entities they control and several financial institutions. | The transfers bolster allegations by New York and other states that the Sacklers worked to shield their wealth in recent…

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

2019-09-14: Social Media Postees

Snowden Hopes France Will Grant Him Asylum
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-14
Former United States spy agency contractor Edward Snowden hopes France will grant him asylum, according to a France Inter radio interview to be broadcast Monday. It was not immediately clear when or where the interview took place. | RELATED: | US to Renew Internet Surveillance Program Exposed by Snowden | "I would very much like Mr. Macron to grant me asylum," the famous whistleblower said in excerpts made available on the French radio station's Twitter account, reminding his int…
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No letup in Trump's war on immigrants as 37-year-old Mexican man dies in ICE custody
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
The recent Supreme Court ruling effectively eliminating the right to asylum is but the latest and sharpest expression of the attack on the rights of immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/immi…

Bolton resurrects pair of PACs to prop up Congress' top warmongers
rt.com | 2019-09-14
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton has wasted no time relaunching his political action committees and endorsing five Republican congressmen, all of whom appear to love war almost as much as he does. | The John Bolton PAC has endorsed Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), and Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), along with Reps Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) and Lee Zeldin (R-New York), according to its first post-resurrection press release on Friday, which referred to the now-unemployed hawk as "Ambassador John Bolton" despite the fact that he has not held a diplomatic position in year…
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Ex-CIA analyst on why he predicted John Bolton's firing
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-14
Ex-CIA analyst John Kiriakou discusses why he accurately predicted John Bolton's ouster as National Security Adviser; who might replace him;…
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Pompeo blames Iran for drone attack on Saudi oil facilities, Senator Graham urges US to strike it
rt.com | 2019-09-14
A drone attack on Saudi oil facilities claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels prompted Washington to blame Tehran, with US warhawk, Senator Lindsey Graham, calling for a strike against Iran. | The smoke from the huge fires at the world's largest oil processing plant caused by the strike had barely dissipated when officials in Washington jumped at the opportunity to use the occasion to push an anti-Iranian agenda. | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Tehran for what he called "an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply" but stopped short of suggesting any retaliatory measures. | Meanwhile Graham was q…
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Yemen's Houthis Attacks Saudi Oil Fields
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-14
Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi forces on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility, in a strike that three sources said had disrupted output and exports. | RELATED: | No Agreement Reached to End Power Struggle in Southern Yemen | Two sources close to the matter said 5 million barrels per day of crude production had been impacted — close to half of the kingdom's output or 5% of global o…
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Yemen's Houthi Rebels Attack Key Saudi Oil Sites
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-14
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–Yemen's Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field Saturday, sparking huge fires at a vulnerable chokepoint for global energy supplies. | It remained unclear hours later whether anyone was injured at the Abqaiq oil processing facility and the Khurais oil field or what effect the assault would have on oil production. Rising smoke from the fires at the sites could be seen by satellites. | The attack by the Iranian-backed Houthis in the war against a Saudi-led coalition comes after weeks of similar drone…
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El Paso, firme!
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2019-09-14
The chants rang out loud and clear all weekend: "El Paso!" Then: "Firme!" After the racist mass murders on Aug. 3, when a gunman killed 22 people and wounded 24 more, El Paso activists issued a call to action against white supremacy. This was followed by a weekend of actions . . . | Continue reading El Paso, firme! at Workers.org
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Mourning and Resistance in Kashmir After India Revoked the State's Special Status
Soumya Shankar | theintercept.com | 2019-09-14
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir — On the eve of Eid al-Adha last month, 17-year-old Asrar Khan lay in a vegetative state at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, a hospital in downtown Srinagar, Kashmir's largest city. The unconscious teenager was barely hanging on to life, connected to a ventilator and blinded in one eye — the result, his family says, of pellet injuries at the hands of India's armed forces. | Six days earlier, on August 5, India's government, led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the helm, had unilaterally abrogated a constituti…
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Taliban Delegation Travels to Russia as US Peace Talks Collapse
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-14
Afghanistan's Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to seek international support to push for the withdrawal of United States troops following the collapse of talks with the U.S. this month, officials from the insurgent group said Saturday. | RELATED: | US Will Lose More After Afghan Peace Talks End Abruptly: Taliban | "The purpose of these visits is to inform leaders of these countries about the peace talks and President Trump's decision to call off the peace process at a…
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Will the IMF, the Federal Reserve, Negative Interest Rates and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-14
The IMF, has been instrumental in helping destroying the economy of a myriad of countries, notably, and to start with, the new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, Greece, Ukraine and lately Argentina, to mention just a few. …
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Russia, Ukraine carry out high-profile prisoner exchange
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
The prisoner exchange was strongly backed by France and Germany with media reports suggesting that French President Emmanuel Macron, in particular, played a central role.
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Fascistic elements in Republican Party threaten Democrats O'Rourke and Ocasio-Cortez
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
Both incidents reflect the growing threat of political violence from the far-right.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/cort…

War is Good for Business and Organized Crime: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade. Rising Heroin Addiction in the US
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-14
Despite president Trump's announced US troop withdrawal, the Afghan opium trade continues to flourish. It is protected by US-NATO occupation forces on behalf of a nexus of powerful financial and criminal interests.
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Yemen Was Called the Forgotten War, but Activists Are Refusing to Forget
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-14
| Janine Jackson: When observers who have spent years in war-rocked places describe events as "staggering," you know you're talking about a disturbing new order. That's how the UN humanitarian coordinator in Yemen responded to the September 1 bombing by Saudi Arabia of a detention center in southwest Yemen that killed more than 100 people, some believed to be prisoners of war. And yet this h…
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Yemen Was Called the Forgotten War, but Activists Are Refusing to Forget
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-14
| Janine Jackson: When observers who have spent years in war-rocked places describe events as "staggering," you know you're talking about a disturbing new order. That's how the UN humanitarian coordinator in Yemen responded to the September 1 bombing by Saudi Arabia of a detention center in southwest Yemen that killed more than 100 people, some believed to be prisoners of war. And yet this h…
truthout.org/audio/yemen-was-called-the-…

Bolivian President Rejects Violent Attacks Against His Party's HQ
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-14
Bolivia's President Evo Morales rejected Friday the latest violent acts in the central city of Santa Cruz, where the campaign headquarters of his Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) was attacked by opposition protesters. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Evo Morales Leads Presidential Election Poll by 11% | "This is a conspiracy against democracy and, above all, a conspiracy to the defenders of democracy that are social movements. Don't give in to this game from paid participants…we reject and…
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Bolivian President Rejects Violent Attacks Against His Party's HQ
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-14
Bolivia's President Evo Morales rejected Friday the latest violent acts in the central city of Santa Cruz, where the campaign headquarters of his Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) was attacked by opposition protesters. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Evo Morales Leads Presidential Election Poll by 11% | "This is a conspiracy against democracy and, above all, a conspiracy to the defenders of democracy that are social movements. Don't give in to this game from paid participants…we reject and…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivian-Preside…

Cycle protesters demand climate change action as German motor show opens
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-14
Thousands of people have demonstrated in Frankfurt to demand more action against climate change as the German city's motor show opens to the public, with some cycling along motorways that were temporarily closed for the occasion. | Demands raised by the organisers of Saturday's protests include an end to the combustion engine, climate-neutral transport by 2035, a speed limit on the autobahn and a strong German climate policy package. | Environmental groups say the trend toward bigger and more powerful cars, particularly SUVs, is eating into the fuel efficiency gains of recent decades. | On Thursday, when the Fran…
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Son of Bin Laden Killed in U.S. Strike, White House Says
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-14
American officials say there are indications that al-Qaida member Hamza bin Laden was killed by the CIA, not the U.S. military.
truthdig.com/articles/son-of-bin-laden-k…

Saudi Arabia Shuts Down Half Its Oil Output After Drone Strikes by Yemen's Houthi
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-14
Yemen's Houthi group attacked the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility.

Saudi Arabia Shuts Down Half Its Oil Output After Drone Strikes by Yemen's Houthi

Human Trafficking is Booming in Yemen as the War Enters Its Fifth Year
Ahmed AbdulKareem | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-14
An absence of law and order in Yemen has given rise to a black market of human trafficking on a scale never before seen in the nation.

Human Trafficking is Booming in Yemen as the War Enters Its Fifth Year

Video: Imperial Wars of Aggression. Interview with Syrian Scientist Dr. Ayssar Midani
Ayssar Midani | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-14
"We Wrestle Not Against Flesh and Blood, but Against Powers, Against the Rulers of the Darkness of this World, Against Spiritual Wickedness in High Places." (Epistle to the Ephesians 6: 12, New Testament) | *** | "Hegemony" is a sanitized word "vomited" up …
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New Zealand opposition National Party attacked over relations with China
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
The campaign by the Labour Party-led government and its supporters against "Chinese influence" is part of escalating preparations for a US-led war in the Pacific.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/nzch…

Defending pensions against Macron requires an international political strategy
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
The way forward to defend pensions and oppose the well-advanced drive towards fascistic police state rule is to turn to the international working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/fran…

Two workers crushed to death at Michigan granite supplier
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
The fire department immediately shut down the Stone Warehouse shop after the accident for multiple safety violations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/ster…

The 5G Electromagnetic "Mad Zone" Poised to Self-Destruct: The 5G "Dementors" Meet the 4G "Zombie Apocalypse"
Claire Edwards | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-14
The entities rolling out 5G are tormenting humanity and sucking their humanity from them by taking their minds and their health, while on the other side, you have the zombie apocalypse of all the people with their 4G cell phones, …
globalresearch.ca/the-5g-electromagnetic…

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Have Made US Agriculture Much More Toxic
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-14
| 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 they are commonly called, are…
truthout.org/video/neonicotinoid-pestici…

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Have Made US Agriculture Much More Toxic
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-14
| 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 they are commonly called, are…
truthout.org/video/neonicotinoid-pestici…

BBC Foreknowledge of 9/11 Collapse of WTC Building Seven: British Man Won Law Suit against BBC for 9/11 Cover Up
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-14
This article was first posted on Global Research in March 2015 | A class action law suit against the BBC should be contemplated? | The BBC had foreknowledge of a criminal act and failed to inform the public. ( M. Ch. GR …
globalresearch.ca/bbc-foreknowledge-of-9…

Drug Companies Seek to Disqualify Judge in Opioids Suits
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-14
CLEVELAND– Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias in his effort to obtain a multibillion-dollar global settlement. | According to the motion filed late Friday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, where Judge Dan Polster presides over most of the 2,000 lawsuits filed by state, local and tribal governments, the judicial code requires judges to recuse themselves when there is an appearance of prejudice or bias. | The attorneys wrote that Pol…
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Sackler family behind OxyContin busted trying to hide $1bn as lawsuits over opioid crisis pile up
rt.com | 2019-09-14
New York's attorney general has uncovered over $1 billion in wire transfers by the Sackler family and accused the OxyContin magnates of trying to shield their wealth from mounting lawsuits over their role in the opioid crisis. | The prodigious stash was discovered in the records of just one of the 33 financial institutions Attorney General Letitia James subpoenaed last month in an effort to trace the extent of the Purdue Pharma owners' wealth, James' office said in a statement on Friday. The money passed through several Swiss bank accounts, indicating the family may have tried to hide profits from the sale of…
rt.com/usa/468793-sackler-hiding-money-o…

Billionaire Duke of Westminster carrying out social cleansing of working-class residents in London
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
Of the 141 people being evicted, eight are disabled, with some having lived in the blocks for as long as 40 years.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/lond…

G7 hypocrites protest but exploit the Amazon anyway
Manlio Dinucci | workers.org | 2019-09-14
Published in the Italian journal Il Manifesto on Sept. 3. Translation by John Catalinotto. Faced with the spread of fires in the Amazon, the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, changed its agenda to "tackle the emergency." The seven — France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Canada and the United States . . . | Continue reading G7 hypocrites protest but exploit the Amazon anyway at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/14/g7-hypocrites-pro…

Post-9/11 Terrorism Watchlist of More Than 1 Million Judged Unconstitutional
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-14
The U.S. government has used…
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Osama bin Laden's Son Killed in US Special Operation: Trump
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-14
The son of Osama bin Laden and the reported Al-Qaeda leader was killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation, the White House said on Saturday. | RELATED: | US Navy Enters Disputed South China Sea Amid Row With Beijing | "Hamza bin Laden, the high-ranking al-Qaeda member and son of Osama bin Laden, was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region," a statement attributed to the president released by the White House on Saturday said.
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Fall 1941: Pearl Harbor and The Wars of Corporate America
Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-14
Washington knew a Japanese fleet was on its way to Pearl Harbor, but welcomed the attack since a Japanese aggression would make it possible to "sell" the war to an anti-war American public.
globalresearch.ca/fall-1941-pearl-harbor…

The Plutocratic War on People: Centrists and Conservatives are Ignoring the Giant Elephant in Our National Living Room
John Atcheson | commondreams.org | 2019-09-14
The list of problems getting buried by money is nearly endless. Gun control; health care; a living wage; the high cost of education; endless war; each is rooted in the power of the oligarch's coup, and each is a function of money in politics. But only two candidates — Sanders and Warren — address this issue head on in the debates, and to hear the media, the pundits' and the Party's post mortem, both are "extreme" and the guy who's debating whether the lifeboat needs a patch is "reasonable" and the best bet for winning the election. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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From A Russian: Our Planet is So Small that We Must Live in Peace
Ann Wright | commondreams.org | 2019-09-14
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Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure
Berkeley Antifa | indybay.org | 2019-09-14
On Sunday, September 1, a small collection of bored and lonely far-right activists gathered in Berkeley, CA for what was dubbed the "Third Annual March Against Communism." Despite the massive police presence and resources committed to protecting this tiny group of confused conspiracy theorists, community mobilization kept Berkeley locals safe and ultimately pushed back the far-right's attempted advances.
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Swarming for the Global Climate Strikes!
Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area | indybay.org | 2019-09-14
Union Square, San Francisco…
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Outing the Board Members of the NRA
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-09-14
It seems that NOW is the time to take this a step further and expose some of the Board Members of the notorious NRA, a domestic terrorist organization!
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Protest of India's rule over Kashmir
Joe Piette | workers.org | 2019-09-14
Chanting "From Kashmir to Palestine, occupation is a crime," over 100 people, mostly immigrants from Kashmir, rallied on Sept. 6 outside the Masjid Al-Madinah Upper Darby Islamic Center near Philadelphia to call attention to India's recent human rights' abuses and violations of Kashmir's sovereignty. | Continue reading Protest of India's rule over Kashmir at Workers.org
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'Far into conspiracy theorizing': Ex-MSNBC Host Krystal Ball slams network for Russiagate hype
rt.com | 2019-09-14
Krystal Ball, a former MSNBC host, has admitted that her colleagues went too far focusing on Russiagate narrative alone that it turned into conspiracy theorizing. | After three years of non-stop speculations about an alleged collusion between the Kremlin and US President Donald Trump ended up with Russiagaters' hopes crashed by the Mueller report, some in the American media seemed to have woken up to realize that the conspiratorial hype machine had replaced what should have been journalism. | The most recent example is Ball, who criticized her "former colleagues, friends" for going "so far into the realm of co…
rt.com/usa/468841-msnbc-crystal-ball-rus…

Amazon Workers Are Bringing the Climate Strike to Jeff Bezos
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-14
| Two months after Amazon warehouse workers across the globe staged a one-day strike, the great "disruptor" is facing another workplace disruption–this time by tech workers at its Seattle headquarters. | The group Amazon Employees for Climate Justice announced this week that it would join the September 20 Global Climate Strike led by 16-year-old activist Greta T…
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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…

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…
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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…

O'Rourke reports Texas Republican to FBI over 'death threat' in tweet reacting to AR-15 ban
rt.com | 2019-09-13
Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says he has forwarded a so-called "death threat" to the FBI, after Republican Congressman Briscoe Cain suggestively told the candidate his rifle was "ready" for him to confiscate. | Cain's tweet was the reaction to O'Rourke's declaration that "we're going to take your AR-15 and AK-47" during the presidential debate among Democrat contenders on Thursday in Houston. | On Friday morning, O'Rourke responded by informing the congressman that he interpreted his comment — effectively a play on "Molon Labe," or "come and take them" — as a threat to his life. | Th…
rt.com/usa/468787-beto-death-threat-fbi/

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…

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/bund…

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…

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…
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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…
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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

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…
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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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/12/manila-a…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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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…

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…

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…
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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…
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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-…

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…

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…

Maduro: 'Tremendous Scandal', Guaido With Colombian Narcos
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-13
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called the images of self-declared interim president Juan Guaido next to members of the Colombian paramilitary group, Los Rastrojos, a "tremendous scandal." | RELATED: | Maduro: 12m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to be Presented to UN | During a Friday address to the nation, President Maduro said the photos represent Guaido's "criminal alliance with the paramilitary drug gang, Los Rastrojos." The photos were revealed Thursday over Twitter by human rights def…
telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Tremendou…

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…

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…

Teenage Activist Greta Thunberg Takes Climate Protest to Trump
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-13
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who shot to global fame for inspiring worldwide student strikes to promote immediate action against climate change, took her mission to the doorsteps of United States President Donald Trump on Friday with a protest outside the White House. | RELATED: | Amazon Employees to Strike over Company's Climate Policies | Thunberg was greeted by hundreds of mostly young people carrying signs reading "People or Profit?" and "Warming!" and chanting "This is a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Teenage-Activist…

Bolivian Indigenous People Join Efforts to Recover From Fires
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-13
In Bolivia's Chiquitania region, where Indigenous communities and Campesinos make their living from the region's tourism‚Äã have paid a heavy price from the Amazon's fires, yet they are not resigning themselves to the loss of their livelihoods. | RELATED: | EU Sends Technicians to Help Mitigate Fires in Bolivia | The community of El Carmen, one of the first to suffer the fires that beset Bolivia a month ago, lives from ecotourism and is trying to recover from the disa…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivian-Indigen…

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…

Bolivian Indigenous People Join Efforts to Recover From Fires
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-13
In Bolivia's Chiquitania region, where Indigenous communities and Campesinos make their living from the region's tourism‚Äã have paid a heavy price from the Amazon's fires, yet they are not resigning themselves to the loss of their livelihoods. | RELATED: | EU Sends Technicians to Help Mitigate Fires in Bolivia | The community of El Carmen, one of the first to suffer the fires that beset Bolivia a month ago, lives from ecotourism and is trying to recover from the disa…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivian-Indigen…

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"

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"

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…

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…

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.
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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…

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…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/rideshare-dr…

#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.
truthdig.com/articles/neverforget-the-wa…

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…