Daily Archives: September 15, 2019

2019-09-15: News Headlines

Kurt Nimmo (2019-09-15). Sen. Graham Wants to Bomb Iran in Response to Houthi Attack on Saudi Oil. globalresearch.ca Following the early morning attack on Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq oil processing facility—the largest oil processing plant in the world—and a similar drone attack at the Khurais oil field on Saturday, the neocon senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, has …

teleSUR (2019-09-15). Iran Rejects US Accusations of Attack on Saudi Arabia. telesurenglish.net Iran's government dismissed Sunday the United States' claim that Tehran is behind the attacks on Saudi oil facilities, and as warmongering rhetoric escalates fears of an all-out Iran-U.S. conflict reignite in the region. | RELATED: | Yemen: Houthis Attack Saudi Oil Fields, Cut 50% of Kingdom's Output | "Iran has now launched an unprecedented…

Tyler Durden (2019-09-15). Ready for "Full-Fledged" War: Iran Responds to US Claim It Launched Saudi Oil Attack. theantimedia.com Iran has warned it stands ready for a "full-fledged" war with the United States.

RT (2019-09-15). Trump authorized release of oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve if needed to keep markets supplied. rt.com US President Donald Trump has said he green-lighted the release of oil from the US strategic reserves and ordered to streamline pipelines' approvals to keep the oil market "well-supplied" in wake of the attacks on Saudi Aramco. | The drone strikes on Saudi Arabia's largest Abqaiq oil processing plant and another oil facility have cut the state-run oil giant's daily production in half, sending Saudi stocks into a nosedive and sparking fears that oil prices can rise to triple-digits. | In a series of tweets on Sunday, Trump said that the US would draw from its oil reserves "if needed, in a to-be-determined amoun…

The Canary (2019-09-15). Refugee boats carrying children, women and men intercepted after French camp clearances. thecanary.co Small boats carrying children, women and men have been intercepted off the Kent coast after a wave of refugee camp clearances in France.At least two Border Force vessels, carrying what appeared to be around a dozen refugees and asylum seekers in orange life-vests, were seen pulling into Dover on Sunday morning.It is understood more UK-bound boats were caught before reaching British shores — although events are still unfolding.The Home Office said it was "aware of ongoing incidents".A couple thought to be migrants after being brought to shore by Border Force officers (Gareth Fuller/PA)It comes days after Bord…

Afroze Fatima Zaidi (2019-09-15). In the wake of Netanyahu's racist campaigning, it's time for the world to hold the Israeli state to account. thecanary.co Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is running for re-election, and in a bid to strengthen his support he has promised to annex even more areas of the occupied West Bank. This would mean giving the Israeli state sovereignty over what is currently recognised as Palestinian territory. | "The nail in the coffin" for any hope of peace: | Netanyahu's latest move has been widely condemned. For many, it's not only detrimenta…

teleSUR (2019-09-15). #NoMoreTrump Campaign Ends With 13m Signatures Expected. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan government wrapped up the international #NoMoreTrump campaign Sunday as thousands gathered in the Bolivar plazas, communities and neighborhoods of the country to sign the petition calling on the United States to lift the unilateral blockade. | RELATED: | Maduro: 12m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to be Presented to UN | "In every corner of the planet, we have seen the #NoMoreTrump campaign because it is a feeling that has expanded to the peoples of the world. This campaign symbo…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-15). Venezuela Probes Guaido over Photos with Colombian Drug Traffickers. venezuelanalysis.com Los Rastrojos have been accused of drug smuggling, extortion, and targeted killings.

teleSUR (2019-09-15). Turkey: Russian S-400 Missile Delivery Complete, Active in 2020. telesurenglish.net Turkey's defense ministry informed Sunday that the delivery of the second battery of Russian S-400 missile defense systems has been completed, adding that it would become operational by April 2020 despite United States threats. | RELATED: | Trump Won't Allow S-400 Deal to Harm Turkish-US Ties: Erdogan | "They (U.S. officials) told us 'don't activate them and we can sort this out', but we told them that we didn't buy these systems as a prop," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusgl…

Fight Back (2019-09-15). USF students demand no immigration authorities on campus. fightbacknews.org Tampa, Fl – On September 10, students at the University of South Florida (USF) participated in a national day of action that was called by National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to speak out against the Trump administration's attacks on undocumented immigrants. The event was hosted by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Over 30 students and staff attended. | During President Donald Trump's tenure, his administration has engaged in escalating attacks against undocumented immigrants. Some of these attacks include Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detaining undocumented children in h…

Fight Back (2019-09-15). USF students demand no immigration authorities on campus. fightbacknews.org Tampa, Fl – On September 10, students at the University of South Florida (USF) participated in a national day of action that was called by National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to speak out against the Trump administration's attacks on undocumented immigrants. The event was hosted by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Over 30 students and staff attended. | During President Donald Trump's tenure, his administration has engaged in escalating attacks against undocumented immigrants. Some of these attacks include Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detaining undocumented children in h…

RT (2019-09-15). SPY PIGEONS & KILLER CIGARS: Weird ways CIA tried to win the Cold War. rt.com The CIA has declassified documents revealing its Cold War spy pigeons program, the latest revelation of the truly bizarre lengths the US went to to win the war which included killer cigars, trained dolphins and acoustic kitties. | Pigeon spies: | The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has declassified details of its secret spy-pigeon mission during the Cold War, named 'Tacana'. It used the birds to secretly photograph sites inside the Soviet Union. The avian species was chosen because of their ability to navigate their way back home, and they apparently flew their missions while expensive cameras were s…

RT (2019-09-15). Yang says SNL novice should not be fired over Chinese racial slur, drowned out by PC crowd. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has said that Saturday Night Live's new hire Shane Gillis should not be sacked for making a tasteless joke after a clip of him mocking Chinatowns resurfaced, setting Twitter alight. | Yang, a son of immigrants from Taiwan, struck a distinctly different tone from most online warriors when he said he would be "happy to sit down and talk" with Gillis about the ill-fated clip that resurfaced on Friday. The video shows the comedian tearing into Chinatowns and their inhabitants. | "Damn, Chinatown is f**king nuts," Gillis says in the clip, referring to the ability of Chi…

Ted Snider (2019-09-15). Demythologizing the Roots of "The New Cold War" globalresearch.ca When Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev received his peace prize in 1990, the Nobel Prize committee declared that "the two mighty power blocs, have managed to abandon their life-threatening confrontation" and confidently expressed that "It is our hope that we are …

teleSUR (2019-09-15). Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua Reject TIAR Treaty Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The governments of Cuba, Uruguay and Nicaragua have strongly rejected the TIAR treaty activation against Venezuela, which could authorize the use of military force against Caracas government if the countries part of the treaty deemed it a threat to security or peace in the region. | RELATED: | Venezuelan FM Calls TIAR 'Dead', Denounces Its Activation | Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, denounced the embarrassing decision of activating TIAR as he called it "a poorly legally supported…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-15). The Myth of the Cold War: 74 Years Ago, Secret September 1945 Plan to "Wipe the Soviet Union off the Map" globalresearch.ca Seventy four years ago, on September 15, 1945, the US released a secret document which consisted in waging a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas of the Soviet Union, which at the time was an ally of …

Staff (2019-09-15). 10 Things You Need to Know About the Fires in the Amazon. truthout.org | | The world is watching in horror as pictures circulate of huge stretches of the Amazon rainforest in flames, but these are no ordinary wildfires. They were set on purpose to generate immense profit for a few multinational companies and the bourgeois governments that support them. Urgent action and mobilization of working people and activists around the world is necessary to put an end to the capitalist exploitation that is destroying one of the Earth's most important ecological regions. Here's what you nee…

Staff (2019-09-15). Let's Make Friday the Biggest Day of Climate Action in Global History. truthout.org | | What do Ben and Jerry's, an 800,000-member South African trade union, countless college professors, a big chunk of Amazon's Seattle workforce, and more high school students than you can imagine have in common? They're all joining in a massive climate strike this coming Friday, September 20 — a strike that will likely register as the biggest day of climate action in the planet's history. | More than this, what they have in common is something they share with much of the rest of humanity:…

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-15). US Sponsored War: Formidable Yemeni Houthi Fighters Strike Back. globalresearch.ca Things aren't going well for the US, NATO, Israel, Riyadh, and their jihadist proxies in Yemen. | They're losing endless war to Ansarullah Houthi rebels, their capabilities much more sophisticated than earlier believed. | Their explosive-laden drones and missiles are able to …

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-15). Pre-election Stunt. Possible US-Israeli Defense Pact? Netanyahu Fighting for his Political Life. globalresearch.ca Days ahead of Israeli Knesset elections on Tuesday, Netanyahu fighting for his political life, Trump tweeted the following: | "I had a call today with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the possibility of moving forward with a Mutual Defense Treaty, between …

Fréa Lockley (2019-09-15). I was one of the Canary journalists arrested at the world's largest arms fair. Here's why. thecanary.co Last week I was arrested. Police put me in handcuffs three times. I was just one of many people taking direct action to try and stop the world's largest arms fair — Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI). | I paddled a kayak straight towards warships and sat in front of arms trucks. My body still aches and bruises from handcuffs deepen darker every day. But that really doesn't matter. I'd do it all again without a second thought. Because those minuscule injuries pale into insignificance in the face of why we protested…

splcenter (2019-09-15). Remembering the Birmingham church bombing. splcenter.org Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.

teleSUR (2019-09-15). Israeli Gov't Legalizes Colony in Palestinian Jordan's Valley. telesurenglish.net Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled for far-right voter support two days before an election, convening his cabinet in the occupied West Bank and having it approve legal status for an unauthorised outpost. | RELATED: | Apartheid': Palestinians Can't Vote in Israeli Election Set to Decide on Their Lands' Fate | Netanyahu's caretaker government met on Sunday in the Jordan Valley, a largely agricultural area which he announced on Tuesday that…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-09-15). Trump the Clueless: Israel is Not Spying on Me. globalresearch.ca It does not bother President Trump the Israelis are spying on him. In fact, he believes it is not true despite evidence to the contrary. Every president since Truman knew about Israel's aggressive intelligence efforts, but not Trump the Clueless….

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-15). "Doctored Admissions": The US University Admissions Scandal as a Global Problem. globalresearch.ca Not so much a Desperate House Wife as a desperate mother, a contrite Felicity Huffman, known for playing Lynette Scavo, has been convicted for her role in the university admissions scandal in the United States. The scene is set …

teleSUR (2019-09-15). Lula Da Silva: 'They Thought Lies Were Going To Win'. telesurenglish.net "I'm turning 73 years old but I've got the energy of a 20-year-old boy", said former President Lula Da Silva during his first interview to an Argentinian diary since he was imprisoned April 7, 2018. Sitting behind a small desk and guarded by a police officer, he confessed he has planned to live 120 years, therefore, he needs a lot of strength because otherwise "life would be boring". | RELATED: | Prosecutors Hid Evidence to Keep Lula From Becoming Minister in 2016 | The…

Aaron Kesel (2019-09-15). Yale Study: Wild Mosquitoes Retained Genes of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes. theantimedia.com In Brazil, a genetic engineering test of mosquitoes appears to have failed.

teleSUR (2019-09-15). West African Presidents Pledge US$1 Billion to Fight Terrorism. telesurenglish.net The head of the regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) announced Saturday that West African leaders pledged US$1 billion to fight the constantly growing threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region. | RELATED: | Bomb Explodes Under Bus in Mali, at Least 14 Killed | The fifteen state members of the ECOWAS joined by the presidents of Mauritania and Chad met for an extraordinary summit on Sept. 12 in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, to talk about issues related t…

Michael Welch (2019-09-15). 9/11 Truth and Justice 18 Years after the Attacks. globalresearch.ca "The worst act of terrorism in the history of our country which claimed almost 3000 innocent lives and which dramatically altered the course of our nation and the world and it had a proposed deadline of just 18 months which …

unitedEditor (2019-09-15). 'I Rule the White House': Will Bolton's ouster help Trump facilitate US-Iran negotiations? uwidata.com Most analysts agree that Donald Trump's main motivation for dismissing his National Security Advisor, John Bolton, was that Bolton had been giving off the impression that he was the real decision-maker in the White House, while the president was merely a talking puppet. Looking at Trump's career, even before coming into office, it is clear …

Common Dreams staff (2019-09-15). US 'Lies' Slammed After Pompeo, Without Proof, Blames Iran for Drone Attacks. commondreams.org Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) threatens to "break the regime's back" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Laura Flanders (2019-09-15). From Voice of America to NPR: New CEO Lansing's Glass House. commondreams.org John Lansing, now CEO of National Public Radio (NPR), talked about the operations of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the agency that oversees United States government-supported, civilian international news media such as Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Marti, and Alhurra. He explained how he planned to reshape U.S. media operations to better fit the current media environment, including how to address propaganda by countries such as Russia and China and stateless actors such as ISIL. (C-SPAN January 6, 2016) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Alan MacLeod (2019-09-15). Russia Has 'Oligarchs,' the US Has 'Businessmen'. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Global Research News (2019-09-15). Selected Articles: Houthi Attack on Saudi Oil. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

Edward Curtin (2019-09-15). The 9/11 Deception Remains in Control of America's Destiny. globalresearch.ca The 18th anniversary of 9/11 is over, but 9/11 isn't. September 11, 2001, is the defining event of America's 21st century. The neoconservatives used their false flag event to destroy the Bill of Rights and turn the American people over …

Murtaza Hussain (2019-09-15). Industrialized Militaries Are a Bigger Part of the Climate Emergency Than You Know. theintercept.com Not only do conflicts leave a poisoned landscape in their wake, but the U.S. military has a larger carbon footprint than most countries on earth.

teleSUR (2019-09-15). AOC's Face Burned in Republican Party Video to Slam Socialism. telesurenglish.net The United States Congresswoman Ilhan Omar slammed a video aired during the Democratic Debate Thursday which showed her fellow Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez's burning face while a former congressional candidate spo…

Staff (2019-09-15). Hydro-Quebec Ends Cyber-Security Agreement With Israel Electric Corporation. therealnews.com Lawyer John Philpott discusses BDS Quebec's campaign against cyber-cooperation between Hydro-Quebec and IEC…

Berkeley Antifa (2019-09-15). 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.

Lynda Carson (2019-09-15). 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!

Aaron Maté (2019-09-15). Outing of CIA's Kremlin mole echoes Iraq WMD hoax. thegrayzone.com The outing of a CIA informant inside of the Kremlin raises new questions about the Russia investigation and the intelligence…

Afroze Fatima Zaidi (2019-09-15). Everyone's raving about Netflix's Unbelievable, and with good reason. thecanary.co Warning: this article discusses sexual assault and contains content some readers may find triggering. | A few days ago, I read an article in The Canary about a drop in prosecutions for rape in the UK. It talked about the reasons for this drop, and how it meant an 'effective decriminalisation' of rape. It didn't make for an easy read, particularly for me, a survivor of sexual assault. | Coming across Netflix's new show Unbelievable, which looks at how local author…

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…

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

teleSUR (2019-09-14). Yemen: Houthis Attack Saudi Oil Fields Cuts 50% of Output. telesurenglish.net UPDATE: 14/09/2019 20h00 | The attacks will cut the kingdom's output by 5.7 million barrels per day (bpd), according to a statement from state-run oil company Saudi Aramco, or more than 5% of global oil supply, knocking out more than half the Kingdom's output. | RELATED: | No Agreement Reached to End Power Struggle in Southern Yemen | And while Aramco is confident that it can recover quickly, if it can't, however, the world could face a production shortage of as much 150 million…

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;…

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). Coup Master: Michael Kozak, New US Envoy for Latin America. telesurenglish.net In par with its belligerent policy towards Latin America, United States President Donald Trump appointed Thursday Michael Kozak as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, a U.S. diplomat known for his expertise in regime change. | RELATED: | National Endowment for Destabilization? CIA Funds for Latin America in 2018 | "Kozak is one of those rare diplomats withou…

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.

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. …

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…

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). 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…

Eds. (2019-09-14). Trade, currency war weapons double-edged. mronline.org The US-China trade war has flared up again less than two weeks after US President Donald Trump delayed new tariffs of US$160 billion on Chinese imports until December, purportedly to avoid harming the holiday shopping season. | Source

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). 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.

Saul Foster (2019-09-14). Green Fascism: A Far-Right Ecology Movement is on the Rise in Germany, And It's Spreading Here. mronline.org Using green sensibilities to rally people around a nationalist ideology is also at the core of the AfD's agenda. The party, which does not seem to see a contradiction in its embrace of "a healthy environment" and climate-change denial, fuels fears that climate politics could threaten Germany's national sovereignty — for example, if ending fossil-fuel […] | Source

teleSUR (2019-09-14). Bolivia President Rejects Violent Attack 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…

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…

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.

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 …

Claire Edwards (2019-09-14). The 5G Electromagnetic "Mad Zone" Poised to Self-Destruct: The 5G "Dementors" Meet the 4G "Zombie Apocalypse" globalresearch.ca 4G uses 2.45 GHz, which has been shown to cause a wide variety of severe damage to the body and the environment. Despite the regulatory agencies knowing this, they have told the public that there are only thermal effects & continue to do so in their draft guidelines revised upwards to permit 5G.

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). 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.

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.

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 …

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.

United Nations (2019-09-14). In The Bahamas, Guterres sees impact of 'Category Hell' hurricane, 'powered by climate change'. un.org The UN chief saw for himself the deadly power of Hurricane Dorian on the shattered islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama on Saturday, describing it as more like a "Category Hell" disaster, than the official Category 5 designation used by meteorologists.

unitedEditor (2019-09-14). Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border. uwidata.com On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …

Jessica Corbett (2019-09-14). As Amazon rainforest burns, Brazil's environment minister to meet US group that denies climate crisis at EPA headquarters. nationofchange.org Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's environment minister will reportedly meet with a right-wing American advocacy group that denies the climate crisis at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City later this month. | Ricardo Salles, the Brazilian minister, will sit down with representatives from the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) on Sept. 19, according to

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

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.

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/

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…

Common Dreams staff (2019-09-14). Cowardly Democratic Senator Coons Attacks Beto for Standing Up to NRA. commondreams.org O'Rourke: "But the time for letting status quo politics determine how far we can go is over. If we agree that having millions of weapons of war on the streets is a bad idea, we have to do something about it. " | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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…

teleSUR (2019-09-14). Amazon Cuts Health Benefits for Part-Time Whole Foods Workers. telesurenglish.net The Amazon-owned supermarket chain Whole Foods announced Thursday that it will cut medical benefits for almost 2,000 part-time workers starting in January 2020. | RELATED: | Amazon Reduces Whole Food's Employees Hours, Erasing Minimum Wage Gains | "I am in shock," said an employee who asked for anonymity to avoid retribution for speaking out, adding that she's "worked here 15 years. This is why I keep the job—because of my benefits." | The decision will affect 1,9…

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

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 …

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.

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."

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…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2019-09-13). The War in Eastern Ukraine May be Coming to an End But Do Any Americans Care? counterpunch.org On Saturday September 7, Russia and Ukraine agreed to a prisoner swap which has brought hope of improved relations between the two countries and an end to the 5-year long conflict in Eastern Ukraine. A peace accord is being planned for later this month in Normandy involving Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany. Ukraine's newly elected More

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

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 …

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…

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

2019-09-15: Social Media Postees

Ready for "Full-Fledged" War: Iran Responds to US Claim It Launched Saudi Oil Attack
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-15
Iran has warned it stands ready for a "full-fledged" war with the United States.

Ready for "Full-Fledged" War: Iran Responds to US Claim It Launched Saudi Oil Attack

Iran Rejects US Accusations of Attack on Saudi Arabia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
Iran's government dismissed Sunday the United States' claim that Tehran is behind the attacks on Saudi oil facilities, and as warmongering rhetoric escalates fears of an all-out Iran-U.S. conflict reignite in the region. | RELATED: | Yemen: Houthis Attack Saudi Oil Fields, Cut 50% of Kingdom's Output | "Iran has now launched an unprecedented…
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Sen. Graham Wants to Bomb Iran in Response to Houthi Attack on Saudi Oil
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-15
Following the early morning attack on Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq oil processing facility–the largest oil processing plant in the world–and a similar drone attack at the Khurais oil field on Saturday, the neocon senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, has …
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Trump authorized release of oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve if needed to keep markets supplied
rt.com | 2019-09-15
US President Donald Trump has said he green-lighted the release of oil from the US strategic reserves and ordered to streamline pipelines' approvals to keep the oil market "well-supplied" in wake of the attacks on Saudi Aramco. | The drone strikes on Saudi Arabia's largest Abqaiq oil processing plant and another oil facility have cut the state-run oil giant's daily production in half, sending Saudi stocks into a nosedive and sparking fears that oil prices can rise to triple-digits. | In a series of tweets on Sunday, Trump said that the US would draw from its oil reserves "if needed, in a to-be-determined amoun…
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Refugee boats carrying children, women and men intercepted after French camp clearances
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-15
Small boats carrying children, women and men have been intercepted off the Kent coast after a wave of refugee camp clearances in France.At least two Border Force vessels, carrying what appeared to be around a dozen refugees and asylum seekers in orange life-vests, were seen pulling into Dover on Sunday morning.It is understood more UK-bound boats were caught before reaching British shores — although events are still unfolding.The Home Office said it was "aware of ongoing incidents".A couple thought to be migrants after being brought to shore by Border Force officers (Gareth Fuller/PA)It comes days after Bord…
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In the wake of Netanyahu's racist campaigning, it's time for the world to hold the Israeli state to account
Afroze Fatima Zaidi | thecanary.co | 2019-09-15
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is running for re-election, and in a bid to strengthen his support he has promised to annex even more areas of the occupied West Bank. This would mean giving the Israeli state sovereignty over what is currently recognised as Palestinian territory. | "The nail in the coffin" for any hope of peace: | Netanyahu's latest move has been widely condemned. For many, it's not only detrimenta…
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AOC's Face Burned in Republican Party Video to Slam Socialism
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
The United States Congresswoman Ilhan Omar slammed a video aired during the Democratic Debate Thursday which showed her fellow Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez's burning face while a former congressional candidate spo…
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#NoMoreTrump Campaign Ends With 13m Signatures Expected
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
The Venezuelan government wrapped up the international #NoMoreTrump campaign Sunday as thousands gathered in the Bolivar plazas, communities and neighborhoods of the country to sign the petition calling on the United States to lift the unilateral blockade. | RELATED: | Maduro: 12m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to be Presented to UN |…
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Venezuela Probes Guaido over Photos with Colombian Drug Traffickers
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-15
Los Rastrojos have been accused of drug smuggling, extortion, and targeted killings.
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Turkey: Russian S-400 Missile Delivery Complete, Active in 2020
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
Turkey's defense ministry informed Sunday that the delivery of the second battery of Russian S-400 missile defense systems has been completed, adding that it would become operational by April 2020 despite United States threats. | RELATED: | Trump Won't Allow S-400 Deal to Harm Turkish-US Ties: Erdogan | "They (U.S. officials) told us 'don't activate them and we can sort this out', but we told them that we didn't buy these systems as a prop," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusgl…
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USF students demand no immigration authorities on campus
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-15
Tampa, Fl – On September 10, students at the University of South Florida (USF) participated in a national day of action that was called by National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to speak out against the Trump administration's attacks on undocumented immigrants. The event was hosted by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Over 30 students and staff attended. | During President Donald Trump's tenure, his administration has engaged in escalating attacks against undocumented immigrants. Some of these attacks include Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detaining undocumented children in h…
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USF students demand no immigration authorities on campus
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-15
Tampa, Fl – On September 10, students at the University of South Florida (USF) participated in a national day of action that was called by National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to speak out against the Trump administration's attacks on undocumented immigrants. The event was hosted by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Over 30 students and staff attended. | During President Donald Trump's tenure, his administration has engaged in escalating attacks against undocumented immigrants. Some of these attacks include Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detaining undocumented children in h…
fightbacknews.org/2019/9/14/usf-students…

SPY PIGEONS & KILLER CIGARS: Weird ways CIA tried to win the Cold War
rt.com | 2019-09-15
The CIA has declassified documents revealing its Cold War spy pigeons program, the latest revelation of the truly bizarre lengths the US went to to win the war which included killer cigars, trained dolphins and acoustic kitties. | Pigeon spies: | The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has declassified details of its secret spy-pigeon mission during the Cold War, named 'Tacana'. It used the birds to secretly photograph sites inside the Soviet Union. The avian species was chosen because of their ability to navigate their way back home, and they apparently flew their missions while expensive cameras were s…
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Yang says SNL novice should not be fired over Chinese racial slur, drowned out by PC crowd
rt.com | 2019-09-15
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has said that Saturday Night Live's new hire Shane Gillis should not be sacked for making a tasteless joke after a clip of him mocking Chinatowns resurfaced, setting Twitter alight. | Yang, a son of immigrants from Taiwan, struck a distinctly different tone from most online warriors when he said he would be "happy to sit down and talk" with Gillis about the ill-fated clip that resurfaced on Friday. The video shows the comedian tearing into Chinatowns and their inhabitants. | "Damn, Chinatown is f**king nuts," Gillis says in the clip, referring to the ability of Chi…
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Demythologizing the Roots of "The New Cold War"
Ted Snider | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-15
When Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev received his peace prize in 1990, the Nobel Prize committee declared that "the two mighty power blocs, have managed to abandon their life-threatening confrontation" and confidently expressed that "It is our hope that we are …
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Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua Reject TIAR Treaty Against Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
The governments of Cuba, Uruguay and Nicaragua have strongly rejected the TIAR treaty activation against Venezuela, which could authorize the use of military force against Caracas government if the countries part of the treaty deemed it a threat to security or peace in the region. | RELATED: | Venezuelan FM Calls TIAR 'Dead', Denounces Its Activation | Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, denounced the embarrassing decision of activating TIAR as he called it "a poorly legally supported…
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The Myth of the Cold War: 74 Years Ago, Secret September 1945 Plan to "Wipe the Soviet Union off the Map"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-15
Seventy four years ago, on September 15, 1945, the US released a secret document which consisted in waging a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas of the Soviet Union, which at the time was an ally of …
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10 Things You Need to Know About the Fires in the Amazon
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-15
| The world is watching in horror as pictures circulate of huge stretches of the Amazon rainforest in flames, but these are no ordinary wildfires. They were set on purpose to generate immense profit for a few multinational companies and the bourgeois governments that support them. Urgent action and mobilization of working people and activists around the world is necessary to put an end to the capitalist exploitation that is destroying one of the Earth's most important ecological regions. Here's what you nee…
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Let's Make Friday the Biggest Day of Climate Action in Global History
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-15
| What do Ben and Jerry's, an 800,000-member South African trade union, countless college professors, a big chunk of Amazon's Seattle workforce, and more high school students than you can imagine have in common? They're all joining in a massive climate strike this coming Friday, September 20 — a strike that will likely register as the biggest day of climate action in the planet's history. | More than this, what they have in common is something they share with much of the rest of humanity:…
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Pre-election Stunt. Possible US-Israeli Defense Pact? Netanyahu Fighting for his Political Life
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-15
Days ahead of Israeli Knesset elections on Tuesday, Netanyahu fighting for his political life, Trump tweeted the following: | "I had a call today with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the possibility of moving forward with a Mutual Defense Treaty, between | …
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US Sponsored War: Formidable Yemeni Houthi Fighters Strike Back
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-15
Things aren't going well for the US, NATO, Israel, Riyadh, and their jihadist proxies in Yemen. | They're losing endless war to Ansarullah Houthi rebels, their capabilities much more sophisticated than earlier believed. | Their explosive-laden drones and missiles are able to …
globalresearch.ca/formidable-yemeni-hout…

I was one of the Canary journalists arrested at the world's largest arms fair. Here's why
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-09-15
Last week I was arrested. Police put me in handcuffs three times. I was just one of many people taking direct action to try and stop the world's largest arms fair — Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI). | I paddled a kayak straight towards warships and sat in front of arms trucks. My body still aches and bruises from handcuffs deepen darker every day. But that really doesn't matter. I'd do it all again without a second thought. Because those minuscule injuries pale into insignificance in the face of why we protested…
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Remembering the Birmingham church bombing
splcenter.org | 2019-09-15
Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.
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Everyone's raving about Netflix's Unbelievable, and with good reason
Afroze Fatima Zaidi | thecanary.co | 2019-09-15
Warning: this article discusses sexual assault and contains content some readers may find triggering. | A few days ago, I read an article in The Canary about a drop in prosecutions for rape in the UK. It talked about the reasons for this drop, and how it meant an 'effective decriminalisation' of rape. It didn't make for an easy read, particularly for me, a survivor of sexual assault. | Coming across Netflix's new show Unbelievable, which looks at how local author…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/09/15/everyon…

Israeli Gov't Legalizes Colony in Palestinian Jordan's Valley
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled for far-right voter support two days before an election, convening his cabinet in the occupied West Bank and having it approve legal status for an unauthorised outpost. | RELATED: | Apartheid': Palestinians Can't Vote in Israeli Election Set to Decide on Their Lands' Fate | Netanyahu's caretaker government met on Sunday in the Jordan Valley, a largely agricultural area which he announced on Tuesday that…
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Trump the Clueless: Israel is Not Spying on Me
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-15
It does not bother President Trump the Israelis are spying on him. In fact, he believes it is not true despite evidence to the contrary. Every president since Truman knew about Israel's aggressive intelligence efforts, but not Trump the Clueless….
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"Doctored Admissions": The US University Admissions Scandal as a Global Problem
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-15
Not so much a Desperate House Wife as a desperate mother, a contrite Felicity Huffman, known for playing Lynette Scavo, has been convicted for her role in the university admissions scandal in the United States. The scene is set …
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Yale Study: Wild Mosquitoes Retained Genes of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
Aaron Kesel | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-15
In Brazil, a genetic engineering test of mosquitoes appears to have failed.

Yale Study: Wild Mosquitoes Retained Genes of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Lula Da Silva: 'They Thought Lies Were Going To Win'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
"I'm turning 73 years old but I've got the energy of a 20-year-old boy", said former President Lula Da Silva during his first interview to an Argentinian diary since he was imprisoned April 7, 2018. Sitting behind a small desk and guarded by a police officer, he confessed he has planned to live 120 years, therefore, he needs a lot of strength because otherwise "life would be boring". | RELATED: | Prosecutors Hid Evidence to Keep Lula From Becoming Minister in 2016 | The…
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West African Presidents Pledge US$1 Billion to Fight Terrorism
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
The head of the regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) announced Saturday that West African leaders pledged US$1 billion to fight the constantly growing threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region. | RELATED: | Bomb Explodes Under Bus in Mali, at Least 14 Killed | The fifteen state members of the ECOWAS joined by the presidents of Mauritania and Chad met for an extraordinary summit on Sept. 12 in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, to talk about issues related t…
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9/11 Truth and Justice 18 Years after the Attacks
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-15
"The worst act of terrorism in the history of our country which claimed almost 3000 innocent lives and which dramatically altered the course of our nation and the world and it had a proposed deadline of just 18 months which …
globalresearch.ca/911-truth-justice-18-y…

'I Rule the White House': Will Bolton's ouster help Trump facilitate US-Iran negotiations?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-15
Most analysts agree that Donald Trump's main motivation for dismissing his National Security Advisor, John Bolton, was that Bolton had been giving off the impression that he was the real decision-maker in the White House, while the president was merely a talking puppet. Looking at Trump's career, even before coming into office, it is clear …
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US 'Lies' Slammed After Pompeo, Without Proof, Blames Iran for Drone Attacks
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2019-09-15
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) threatens to "break the regime's back" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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From Voice of America to NPR: New CEO Lansing's Glass House
Laura Flanders | commondreams.org | 2019-09-15
John Lansing, now CEO of National Public Radio (NPR), talked about the operations of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the agency that oversees United States government-supported, civilian international news media such as Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Marti, and Alhurra. He explained how he planned to reshape U.S. media operations to better fit the current media environment, including how to address propaganda by countries such as Russia and China and stateless actors such as ISIL. (C-SPAN January 6, 2016) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Russia Has 'Oligarchs,' the US Has 'Businessmen'
Alan MacLeod | commondreams.org | 2019-09-15
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Selected Articles: Houthi Attack on Saudi Oil
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-15
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
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The 9/11 Deception Remains in Control of America's Destiny
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-15
The 18th anniversary of 9/11 is over, but 9/11 isn't. September 11, 2001, is the defining event of America's 21st century. The neoconservatives used their false flag event to destroy the Bill of Rights and turn the American people over …
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Industrialized Militaries Are a Bigger Part of the Climate Emergency Than You Know
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2019-09-15
Not only do conflicts leave a poisoned landscape in their wake, but the U.S. military has a larger carbon footprint than most countries on earth.
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Hydro-Quebec Ends Cyber-Security Agreement With Israel Electric Corporation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-15
Lawyer John Philpott discusses BDS Quebec's campaign against cyber-cooperation between Hydro-Quebec and IEC…
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Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure
Berkeley Antifa | indybay.org | 2019-09-15
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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Outing the Board Members of the NRA
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-09-15
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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Outing of CIA's Kremlin mole echoes Iraq WMD hoax
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-15
The outing of a CIA informant inside of the Kremlin raises new questions about the Russia investigation and the intelligence…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/15/outing-of-cia…

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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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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Saudi Arabia Shuts Down Half Its Oil Output After Drone Strikes
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-14
Yemen's Houthi group says it 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

Yemen: Houthis Attack Saudi Oil Fields Cuts 50% of Output
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-14
UPDATE: 14/09/2019 20h00 | The attacks will cut the kingdom's output by 5.7 million barrels per day (bpd), according to a statement from state-run oil company Saudi Aramco, or more than 5% of global oil supply, knocking out more than half the Kingdom's output. | RELATED: | No Agreement Reached to End Power Struggle in Southern Yemen | And while Aramco is confident that it can recover quickly, if it can't, however, the world could face a production shortage of as much 150 million…
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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;…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/14/ex-cia-analys…

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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Coup Master: Michael Kozak, New US Envoy for Latin America
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-14
In par with its belligerent policy towards Latin America, United States President Donald Trump appointed Thursday Michael Kozak as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, a U.S. diplomat known for his expertise in regime change. | RELATED: | National Endowment for Destabilization? CIA Funds for Latin America in 2018 | "Kozak is one of those rare diplomats withou…
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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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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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/ukra…

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. …
globalresearch.ca/will-the-imf-the-feder…

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.
globalresearch.ca/war-is-good-for-busine…

Bolivia President Rejects Violent Attack 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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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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Trade, currency war weapons double-edged
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-14
The US-China trade war has flared up again less than two weeks after US President Donald Trump delayed new tariffs of US$160 billion on Chinese imports until December, purportedly to avoid harming the holiday shopping season. | Source…
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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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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…

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…
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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.
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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…

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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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

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…

The 5G Electromagnetic "Mad Zone" Poised to Self-Destruct: The 5G "Dementors" Meet the 4G "Zombie Apocalypse"
Claire Edwards | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-14
4G uses 2.45 GHz, which has been shown to cause a wide variety of severe damage to the body and the environment. Despite the regulatory agencies knowing this, they have told the public that there are only thermal effects & continue to do so in their draft guidelines revised upwards to permit 5G.
globalresearch.ca/5g-electromagnetic-mad…

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…

Green Fascism: A Far-Right Ecology Movement is on the Rise in Germany, And It's Spreading Here
Saul Foster | mronline.org | 2019-09-14
Using green sensibilities to rally people around a nationalist ideology is also at the core of the AfD's agenda. The party, which does not seem to see a contradiction in its embrace of "a healthy environment" and climate-change denial, fuels fears that climate politics could threaten Germany's national sovereignty — for example, if ending fossil-fuel […] | Source…
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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 …
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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
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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.
telesurenglish.net/news/Osama-bin-Ladens…

In The Bahamas, Guterres sees impact of 'Category Hell' hurricane, 'powered by climate change'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-14
The UN chief saw for himself the deadly power of Hurricane Dorian on the shattered islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama on Saturday, describing it as more like a "Category Hell" disaster, than the official Category 5 designation used by meteorologists.
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Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-14
On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …
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As Amazon rainforest burns, Brazil's environment minister to meet US group that denies climate crisis at EPA headquarters
Jessica Corbett | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-14
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's environment minister will reportedly meet with a right-wing American advocacy group that denies the climate crisis at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City later this month. | Ricardo Salles, the Brazilian minister, will sit down with representatives from the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) on Sept. 19, according to…
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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
workers.org/2019/09/14/protest-of-indias…

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…

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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Cowardly Democratic Senator Coons Attacks Beto for Standing Up to NRA
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2019-09-14
O'Rourke: "But the time for letting status quo politics determine how far we can go is over. If we agree that having millions of weapons of war on the streets is a bad idea, we have to do something about it. " | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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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'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 Cuts Health Benefits for Part-Time Whole Foods Workers
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-14
The Amazon-owned supermarket chain Whole Foods announced Thursday that it will cut medical benefits for almost 2,000 part-time workers starting in January 2020. | RELATED: | Amazon Reduces Whole Food's Employees Hours, Erasing Minimum Wage Gains | "I am in shock," said an employee who asked for anonymity to avoid retribution for speaking out, adding that she's "worked here 15 years. This is why I keep the job–because of my benefits." | The decision will affect 1,9…
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Video: The Arabian Peninsula's "New Cold War". The UAE-Saudi Confrontation in Southern Yemen
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
On August 29, the United Arab Emirates carried out a series of airstrikes on forces loyal to the Saudi-backed government of Yemen. The strikes reportedly killed or wounded over 300 people. The UAE said that the targets were some "terrorist …
globalresearch.ca/video-the-arabian-peni…

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-…

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…

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…

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…
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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…

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…
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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…

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

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…

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…