Daily Archives: September 21, 2019

2019-09-21: News Headlines

Peter Koenig (2019-09-21). "Houthi Attack" on Saudi Oil Fields — a False Flag? The Financial Reaction Was Immediate. globalresearch.ca The financial reaction was immediate. Saudi stocks fell, the oil prices rose, then settled and later fell again. It was an immediate reaction of major banks' algorithmic speculation with about 10,000 operational hits a second. A trial for larger things to come?

WSWS (2019-09-21). Millions march against climate change, capitalism and war. wsws.org "Any talk about climate change must include socialism and the economic system."

Staff (2019-09-21). Climate Emergency Declarations Are the First Step. Here's What Comes Next. truthout.org | | Last week, the climate emergency movement reached a historic milestone — 1,000 governments across the world have declared a climate emergency. Cities and jurisdictions representing over 210 million people from New York, Paris, London and Sydney to New Haven, Austin and Sacramento have joined a movement that has spread to all parts of society including colleges and universities a…

Staff (2019-09-21). 4 Million People Strike for Climate Action. therealnews.com Organizers say this was the largest youth-led demonstration in history. TRNN spoke to demonstrators in New York and Baltimore…

WSWS (2019-09-21). Climate strike protesters speak out: "There's willful blindness on this issue, because fixing it conflicts with capitalism" wsws.org WSWS reporters spoke with climate strike protesters in cities around the globe.

WSWS (2019-09-21). Bushfires in Australia: Another symptom of climate change. wsws.org Early spring fires are an "omen" of an unprecedented and disastrous season ahead due to hot, windy and dry conditions.

Leighton Akio Woodhouse (2019-09-21). A New Generation of Activists Put Their Bodies on the Line to Defend California's Forests. theintercept.com The deforestation of the Amazon is recognized around the world as a catastrophe for global climate change. Far less recognized is the threat of deforestation of temperate rainforests, such as the enormous coastal forest that stretches from Northern California to Alaska. By some estimates, temperate rainforests sequester from 2 to 7 times as much carbon per acre as tropical rainforests like the Amazon. Keeping these ecosystems healthy and intact is an imperative part of avoiding a future of cataclysmic global warming. | In Humboldt County, California, activists have been fighting for decades to preserve the forest…

Staff (2019-09-21). Trump's Solution to the Homelessness Crisis: Deregulation and Criminalization. truthout.org | | Donald Trump went to California this week and took out his wrecking ball against the country's most populous state. | First, he ordered an end to the 49-year-old Clean Air Act waiver allowing California to set higher fuel efficiency and tailpipe emissions standards than the federal government. Then he used California's appalling housing crisis as a way to further bash the city and state gover…

WSWS (2019-09-21). US sending more troops to Saudi Arabia amid rising war tensions. wsws.org The announcement followed a White House meeting between US President Donald Trump and his National Security Council to discuss proposals for military action against Iran.

Jason Ditz (2019-09-21). Pentagon Deploys US Forces to Defend Saudi Oil. theantimedia.com The Pentagon just announced that they will be deploying more U.S. forces to Saudi Arabia.

Phil Rockstroh (2019-09-21). A Careless Bully at the KFC at the End of Empire. dissidentvoice.org Will Trump go to war with the Iranians or the homeless? Or both? Trump is a coward. The nation of Iran has the means and the will to fight. Do you recall the will displayed by Iranians when repelling foreign invaders when Iraq attempted to invade Iran as a de facto US proxy force? Conversely, …

WSWS (2019-09-21). India's top court greenlights New Delhi prolonging Kashmir state-of-siege indefinitely. wsws.org India's Hindu-supremacist BJP government has imposed an unprecedented security clampdown to suppress mass opposition to the constitutional coup it mounted against Kashmir August 5.

WSWS (2019-09-21). US drone massacre in Afghanistan. wsws.org At least 30 Afghan farmers and day laborers were killed and 40 others injured Wednesday night in a US drone attack, despite previous notification given to local officials of farming activity in the area.

Roger D. Harris (2019-09-21). On the Road to Damascus: International Conference in Syria on Sanctions and Its Blowback. mintpressnews.com Syrians say it's even harder now to make ends meet than it was during the height of their country's war because of intensified U.S and European sanctions.

WSWS (2019-09-21). Chelsea Manning imprisoned without charge for six months for refusing to testify against Julian Assange. wsws.org Manning helped expose the vast scale of the violence unleashed upon the people of the Middle East by the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Canary (2019-09-21). NHS hospitals using vintage makeovers to help dementia patients. thecanary.co NHS hospitals are stepping back in time with vintage makeovers to help dementia patients cope with stress and anxiety.Old photographs and cinema films, ration books and a replica 1950s television have been used to decorate wards, rooms and corridors across the country in a visual throwback to the 1940s and 1950s.NHS England believes the "dementia-friendly adaptations" could help patients who can be more easily disorientated adjust to their surroundings, lessen the likelihood of falls and reduce their reliance on medicine, while the Alzheimer's Society says it could give them a sense of independence and improve bo…

Edward Snowden (2019-09-21). Why I Decided Not To Delete My Old Internet Posts. theintercept.com While working for the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden helped build a system to enable the United States government to capture all phone calls, text messages, and emails. Six years ago, he provided documents about this electronic panopticon to journalists, and the shocking revelations that ensued set off massive changes — changes in attitudes and behaviors, in policies and technologies, across private industry and the public sector, in the U.S. and around the world. | Now, in his new memoir " Permanent Record," Snowden explains how his revol…

Mehdi Hasan (2019-09-21). How the White Nationalists Who Love Trump Found Inspiration in the Group That Gave Us Narendra Modi. theintercept.com The anti-Muslim mass murderer Anders Breivik found inspiration in the Hindu nationalist group where Narendra Modi got his start as a far-right activist.

Ed Sykes (2019-09-21). Bernie Sanders gives a perfect reason for the US to pull out of endless war in Afghanistan. thecanary.co On 19 September, news broke that a US drone strike in Afghanistan had killed around 30 civilians. And presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said this, among other "horrors of endless war", was a perfect reason for the US to finally pull out of Afghanistan almost two decades after its 2001 invasion. | A U.S. airstrike was intended for ISIS, but killed 30 Afghan civilians. This is just one of the horrors of endless war. ISIS did not even exist when America invaded Afghanistan 18 years ago. | We need to end our longest war and bring o…

Ed Sykes (2019-09-21). Bernie Sanders gives a perfect reason for the US to pull out of endless war in Afghanistan. thecanary.co On 19 September, news broke that a US drone strike in Afghanistan had killed around 30 civilians. And presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said this, among other "horrors of endless war", was a perfect reason for the US to finally pull out of Afghanistan almost two decades after its 2001 invasion. | t.co/qYWMcn4agZ | — Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 19, 2019<...

WSWS (2019-09-21). "Take control of the struggle!" Logistics workers at UPS and FedEx support GM strike, warn of union treachery. wsws.org Workers at UPS, where the Teamsters union forced through a sellout last year, and at FedEx are closely watching the GM strike and support a unified struggle of the working class.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-21). 'We're Not Through': After Biggest Climate Protest in History Draws 4 Million Worldwide, Campaigners Prepare for Week of Action. commondreams.org As organizers behind Friday's Global Climate Strike reported that four million children and adults attended marches and rallies all over the world—making it the biggest climate protest ever—they assured leaders who have been reticent to take bold climate action that the campaigners' work is far from over. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Elected Officials to Protect California (2019-09-21). California School Board Officials Urge School Districts to Allow Students to Take Part in Global Climate Protest. indybay.org Statement from California School Board Members on Youth Climate Strikes…

Vegan Peace Punk (2019-09-21). S.F. Global Climate Change Strike + interviews. indybay.org SF Bay Area Youth and Allies Climate Strike rally + interviews (video)…

Extinction Rebellion, Sunrise Movement (2019-09-21). Climate Strike: Sound the Alarm for Climate Change Silent Protest (SF). indybay.org Ferry Building, located on the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street. | Also: Map of additional San Francisco warning siren locations can be found here: | sfdem.org/outdoor-public-warning-system-…

Santa Cruz Global Climate Strike Coalition (2019-09-21). Santa Cruz Global Climate Strike. indybay.org Santa Cruz Wells Fargo 74 River St Santa Cruz…

350 Humboldt (2019-09-21). Humboldt Climate Strike. indybay.org Arcata Plaza Square…

UUSF Forum (2019-09-21). Strike for Climate Justice discussion. indybay.org Unitarian Universalist Society, San Francisco | 1187 Franklin @ Geary | San Francisco, Ca.

Direct Action Monterey Network (2019-09-21). bonfire – Call for Submissions. indybay.org bonfire is a 'zine committed to connecting local voices and experiences to critical thought and global struggles. As we face climate disaster, intensifying state violence, emboldened white nationalism, and globalized capitalism that enriches the few at the expense of the many, there is a rising sense that the current system is no longer tenable. Now is the time to think beyond the limits of what we are told is possible and to imagine and bring to life the kind of world that can meaningfully sustain all of us.

anybody (2019-09-21). Elizabeth Warren organizing happy hour. indybay.org La Guerrera's Kitchen, Oakland…

Terra Cultura (2019-09-21). Tincture Making Workshop. indybay.org Terra Cultura is an Educational Eco-Arts Farm. | Our mission is to strengthen community resilience through education and collaboration in agroecology, sustainable living, and the arts. | We facilitate hands-on learning and cooperative projects that strengthen our food systems, environment, and communities. Together, we are nourishing a culture of environmental stewardship and honing the tools to build a more resilient and sustainable future.

Staff (2019-09-21). Corporate Agribusiness Is Blocking Important Action on the Climate. truthout.org | | Climate change action plans often call for less fossil fuel usage, reduced carbon dioxide emissions and a shift toward renewable energy sources. But one area that hasn't received the broader attention it deserves is industrial farming. | The latest report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) determine…

pip.hinman (2019-09-21). Extinction Rebellion debates stance on police: friend or foe? greenleft.org.au climate emergency Sarah HathwayIssue 1238 Australia Extinction Rebellion climate action policeSeptember 21, 2019On September…

pip.hinman (2019-09-21). Extinction Rebellion blockades Melbourne bridge. greenleft.org.au climate emergencyIssue 1238 Australia Extinction Rebellion MelbourneSeptember 21, 2019Extinction Rebellion activists blockaded Princes Bridge in Melbourne's CBD for several hours on September 14. | Several dozen people were arrested. | Extinction Rebellion activis…

pip.hinman (2019-09-21). Is Moreland council using hostile architecture against homeless people? greenleft.org.au poverty Sue BoltonIssue 1238 Australia homelessness Moreland City Council MelbourneSeptember 21, 2019A public debate has erupted ove…

WSWS (2019-09-21). Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren mixes anti-corruption demagogy with identity politics at New York City rally. wsws.org Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren sought to bolster illusions that the Democratic Party is capable of reining in the domination of the US government by the super-rich.

susan_p (2019-09-21). Italy: new government to stop the far-right. greenleft.org.au Italian politics Daniele FulviIssue 1238 Spain anti-racism anti-fascismSeptember 21, 2019Following weeks of negotiations, Italy's 5 Star Movement (M5S) and the Democratic Party (PD) have agreed to form a…

Terri Hansen (2019-09-20). Four Climate Scientists on How to Take On Climate Change Today. nationofchange.org "Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope.‚ÄØ"‚Äï‚ÄØRebecca Solnit, ‚ÄØHope in the Dark Talk about ecological and climate despair. First came last October's news that we were on track to lose 1 million species to extinction. Then a long-awaited climate report from a U.N. scientific panel whose findings, U.N. chief António Guterres said, showed we were "running …

Mark Gruenberg (2019-09-20). Around the world, millions strike demanding climate action. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—For Daniel Goldman of Arlington, Va., the reason for battling to reverse climate change is very simple. "I don't want to die," he says. Marching with a hand-drawn sign declaring "The wrong ICE is melting" — uniting two controversies on one piece of cardboard — the high school student from Arlington, Va., was one of …

Staff (2019-09-20). Meet the Young Woman Suing the US Government Over the Climate Crisis. truthout.org | | Among those joining today's Global Climate Strike will be Kelsey Juliana, lead plaintiff in Juliana v. United States, the landmark youth climate lawsuit against the U.S. government. She joins us for a roundtable discussion, along with Jerome Foster II, White House Climate Strike organizer, founder and executive director of OneMillionOfUs. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: We're also joined in Washington, D.C., by two more youth climate organizers. Jerome Foster II is the White House Climate St…

Staff (2019-09-20). Over One Million to Take Part in Youth Climate Strike. therealnews.com Activists are taking part in 5,000 actions across 157 countries to demand immediate action to address climate change. We'll bring you updates throughout the day including on-the-ground reporting from Baltimore and New York…

Ralph Nader (2019-09-20). 25 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare for the 2020 Elections. counterpunch.org Dear America: Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare, and although it has improved access to healthcare for some, tens of millions of Americans still cannot afford basic medical care for their family. No healthcare system is without problems but Canadian-style single-payer — full Medicare for all — is simple, affordable, comprehensive and universal for all basic and More

RT (2019-09-20). SHOCKER! Area 51 raid FLOPS as bunch of YouTubers chat up guards instead of running to 'see them aliens' (PHOTOS). rt.com A viral prank that promised to see two million alien hunters breach the gates of Area 51 has ended with a whimper instead of a bang, drawing only a few dozen enthusiasts for the much-anticipated 'raid.' | Initially a mock Facebook event, "Storm Area 51" quickly became a phenomenon that garnered interest from hundreds of thousands of netizens, who signed up to blaze past police and military guards to "see them aliens" at the top-secret Nevada facility. Some celebrities who'd promised to join in heated up the memeful event even more, while the authorities tried to pour cold water on even the idea of a peaceful a…

Vijay Prashad (2019-09-20). My voice is the gallows for all tyrants. mronline.org More than seven million Kashmiris remain suffocated by the Indian government. The curfew that went into effect on 5 August is still in place. The media is not able to get into the state and offer a report of the situation. Telephone and internet services have been shut down. | Source

The Canary (2019-09-20). Tens of thousands join climate crisis protests across world. thecanary.co Tens of thousands of protesters have joined rallies across Australia on a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action to tackle the climate crisis.Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a "global climate strike" began in Sydney and Canberra, with demonstrators calling on leaders in Australia, the world's largest exporter of coal and liquid natural gas, to take more drastic action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The Global Strike 4 Climate said protests are being staged in 110 towns and cities across Australia on Friday, with organisers demanding government and business commit to a target o…

Tracy Keeling (2019-09-20). Tory radio host's cockeyed crusade against climate strikers gets called out, by a Tory MP. thecanary.co Tory radio host Julia Hartley-Brewer is not a fan of the youth climate movement. Back in August she joined Aaron Banks in 'mocking the silly claims' of climate activist Greta Thunberg. And on what looks to be the "biggest day of climate action in planetary history" she, of course, g…

The Canary (2019-09-20). What action is demanded from the climate strikers? thecanary.co Children and students are being joined by adults at more than 200 events across the country calling for urgent action on climate change as part of a global movement.The UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN) is calling for specific action from British politicians.That includes declaring a climate emergency, which Parliament has done since the last major UK schools strike in March, and implementing a "Green New Deal" to achieve climate justice.Jake Woodier, from the UKSCN, said: "The UKSCN is calling for policymakers to implement a 'Green New Deal' in the UK to transform our economy and tackle the climate crisis, and…

Staff (2019-09-20). US Will Stage Its Largest Ever Climate Strike. truthout.org | | The US is to stage its largest ever day of protest over the climate crisis, with tens of thousands of students joined by adults in abandoning schools and workplaces for a wave of strikes across the country. | Climate strikes will take place in more than 1,000 locations in the US on Friday, with major rallies in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami. Globally, more than 4,500 strikes are planned across 150 countri…

Staff (2019-09-20). Greta Thunberg Leads Climate Strikes in 150 Countries (Live Blog). truthdig.com Truthdig's Michael Nigro reports live from New York City, where the Swedish activist will speak at a global climate change protest.

Staff (2019-09-20). Ten-Year-Olds Sound Off on Climate Inaction. therealnews.com At New York City's climate strike, elementary schoolers tell Dharna Noor how they think adults should take on the climate crisis…

Eds. (2019-09-20). Capitalism and climate change. mronline.org The week from September 20 till September 27 has been designated as the week of the 'Climate Strike'. It is an unprecedented event in its ambition to disrupt business as usual. | Source

Eric A. Gordon (2019-09-20). Outrage and lawsuits arise from Trump's attempt to ban emissions control. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES, FORMER SMOG CAPITAL OF THE WORLD—On Wednesday of this week, in the lead-up to the Global Climate Strike this weekend, President Donald Trump upped the ante on his satanic attempt to end civilized life on Earth. In a series of three tweets, he announced his "Administration is revoking California's Federal Waiver on emissions …

teleSUR (2019-09-20). Thousands Join World Climate Strike as UN Summit Approaches. telesurenglish.net Thousands of people from all over the world took to the streets to join the "Third World Climate Strike" on September 20, a protest triggered by the Fridays for The Future (FFF) movement, which demands from governments concrete actions to resolve the ongoing environmental emergency generated by increased global warming. | RELATED: | Brazil Will Not Take The Floor At The UN Climate Summit | In Europe, Asia, Africa and Noth America, hundreds of environmental, social, labor and human rig…

Alleen Brown (2019-09-20). Two Years After the Hurricane, Puerto Rico's "Generation Maria" Leads a Climate Strike. theintercept.com One of the most important moments in 16-year-old Tristán Queriot's climate activism came at the international airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in mid-July. Puerto Rico's former secretary of education, Julia Keleher, was flying back to the island from Washington, D.C. to stand before a federal judge and confront corruption charges. Queriot and the other protesters ha…

Julian Rose (2019-09-20). "Extinction Rebellion", "Green New Deal" and the "Rebranding of Global Capitalism" globalresearch.ca On 20 September students will be mobilizing in a global protest against climate change. | Who is supporting this Worldwide endeavour, who is funding it? | Is this a real rebellion? | *** | It is natural for people to come forward in defense …

Richard Falk (2019-09-20). Burning Amazonia, Denying Climate Change, Devastating Syria, Starving Yemen, Ignoring Kashmir. globalresearch.ca The World Order Backdrop | Arguably, even before the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, there was a widespread sense that a state-centric form of world order was morally and functionally deficient in certain fundamental respects. Political actors were indifferent to …

Marc Brodine (2019-09-20). Green Strategy: Building the movement to stop climate change. peoplesworld.org The following is an excerpt from Marc Brodine's new book, Green Strategy: Path to Fundamental Transformation, available from International Publishers. The key to creating fundamental change is to create a movement broad enough, diverse enough, powerful enough, and sophisticated enough to embrace billions of people the world over. We can confidently predict that the environmental …

Staff (2019-09-20). Disabled People Cannot Be "Expected Losses" in the Climate Crisis. truthout.org | | Disabled people face disproportionate risks from climate change. Consider the impact of floods, hurricanes and other extreme weather events that are intensified by the climate crisis. The structural barriers that disability communities face every day — inaccessible infrastructure, subpar public transportation systems, refusals to provide communication access, endemic poverty and a limited voice in civic…

Staff (2019-09-20). US Denies Visa to Afghan Teen Invited to First-Ever UN Youth Climate Summit. truthout.org | | Climate youth activist Nasratullah Elham of Afghanistan was invited to participate in the first-ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit, but the United States rejected his visa. He breaks the sound barrier to join us from Phuket, Thailand, where he is a 12th grade student, and says his activism is based on the crisis's impact on his home country. "The poor people there are very badly affected in a situation [where] they do not really have much carbon emissions," he says. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY…

Rachel M. Cohen (2019-09-20). The Environmental Left Is Softening on Carbon-Capture Technology. Maybe That's OK. theintercept.com At the start of this year, more than 600 environmental groups — including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and Sunrise Movement — sent a letter to Congress saying they will "vigorously oppose" federal climate legislation that promotes "corporate schemes" like carbon-capture and storage. | Congress was not chastened. This past July, tucked in the Senate's $287 billion highway reauthorization bill, was a bipartisan measure to support carbon-ca…

teleSUR (2019-09-20). Germany Accepts Climate Protection Deal Amid Worldwide Protests. telesurenglish.net The German government reached a consensus Friday on a new climate protection package, which includes a domestic carbon price and the possibility of more stringent measures in future, a source close to the talks said. | RELATED: | Australia 'Sets Standard' as Thousands Join #ClimateStrike | According to the reports, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her Social Democrat partners agreed a carbon price for energy used in buildings and transport in line with the existing…

teleSUR (2019-09-20). Germany Advocates to Reduce Greenhouse Gases in Half. telesurenglish.net German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Friday a list of measures the government will take attain the nation's climate targets: 55 percent fewer greenhouse gases by 2030 than the country created in 1990. | RELATED: | Germany Accepts Climate Protection Deal Amid Worldwide Protests | From Berlin, the nation's leader said from Berlin that from 2021 on, national transport and construction sectors will see a fixed price on carbon for petrol, diesel, heating oil and natural ga…

Kate Aronoff (2019-09-20). Why VSCO Girls are Going on Strike for the Climate. theintercept.com It's not as if all VSCO Girls are sleeper climate champions. But as climate organizing has come to involve more people, it sucks the trends of the day up.

Staff (2019-09-20). Two Years After Hurricane Maria, We Need Action on Climate More Than Ever. truthout.org | | Two years ago today, I was in my house, waiting. In fact, the entire island of Puerto Rico, after days of stocking up on bottled water and food, was waiting. As Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, all we could do was wait it out. Thousands of people died as a result of the hurricane, either directly or indirectly. Many of us, the survivors, lived for months without access to clean water, electricity, cell phone service or passable roads in our communities. The federal government response…

Staff (2019-09-20). Bernie Sanders Vows to Prosecute Fossil Fuel CEOs. truthdig.com At a climate-change town hall, the 2020 hopeful says those who "lied to the American people" in a "bold-faced way" must be held accountable.

Jimmy Doran (2019-09-20). Save the planet or save capitalism; we can't do both. peoplesworld.org The world in which we live is finite. It does not possess infinite, everlasting resources. And it is fast approaching the point of no return as we face imminent climate catastrophe. If we are to save humanity and protect the world for future generations, we have to radically change the way we live—immediately. We're not …

Staff (2019-09-20). Documentary "Blowout" Follows Climate Cost of Oil Boom from Fracking to Exports. therealnews.com The new film follows the U.S. oil supply chain, covering health, climate and environmental justice impacts. And it points to the president who was central to creating the current reality: Barack Obama.

Staff (2019-09-20). Global Climate Action's Biggest Obstacle Is US Foreign Policy. truthout.org | | The climate crisis and war are both international problems that cross borders and threaten the future of humanity. The melting of glaciers in Greenland has global repercussions, just as the catastrophic war in Syria has drawn in and impacted countries way beyond the Middle East, including the United States and Russia. | These crises must be addressed by international agreements, negotiations and cooperation. But the U.S.'s insistence on leveraging its economic and military power to have the final say…

21st Century Wire (2019-09-20). New Reports of 'Saudi and Israeli Airstrikes' on Syria-Iraq Border Only Heighten Concerns of Wider War. globalresearch.ca The United States is discussing with Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies about possible responses to Saudi Aramco oil facility attack. What is not being aired are any discussions between Washington and Israel on the matter. US Secretary of …

Federico Pieraccini (2019-09-20). Saudi Arabia up in Flames: Riyadh Is Headed for a Major Disaster. globalresearch.ca On Saturday September 14, Yemen's Houthi rebels announced that they had conducted a massive attack on several Aramco plants in Saudi Arabia, including the largest oil refinery in the world in Abqaiq, using 10 drones. On Twitter, dozens of videos …

Tom Luongo (2019-09-20). Will the Yemen War be the End of Saudi Arabia? globalresearch.ca The attack on Saudi Arabia's major oil processing station in Abqaiq over the weekend was a major turning point in global politics. It may be even bigger than many of us realize. | While forces within U.S. political circles, Israel and …

Tyler Durden (2019-09-20). Yemen's Houthi Halt All Attacks on Saudi Arabia With Ballistic Missiles and Drones. theantimedia.com Yemen's Houthi have announced at the end of a dramatic week following the early Saturday aerial attacks on two Saudi oil facilities.

teleSUR (2019-09-20). US Calls for Another Round of Sanctions Against Iran. telesurenglish.net United States President Donald Trump announced heavy sanctions against the Iran National Bank from the Oval Office on Friday, referring to the measure as the "highest tax ever against another country." The move is meant to punish the Iranian government that Trump still believes is the responsible for the attacks to a Saudi refinery this past week, which Yemen factions already admitted to carrying out. | RELATED: | Iran Warns of 'All-Out War' if Attacked by US and Allies | Teheran conti…

Robert Fantina (2019-09-20). The Saudi Arabia Oil Refinery Bombing: The Latest False Flag. globalresearch.ca The United States has long been itching to do Israel's bidding and invade Iran. This desire was somewhat subdued during the administration of Barack Obama, but returned like gang-busters with the ascendance of the unstable, narcissistic Donald Trump to …

WSWS (2019-09-20). Trump meets with security council on Iran war plans. wsws.org Washington has yet to produce a shred of evidence of Iran's responsibility for the Saudi attacks, which have been seized upon as a pretext for escalating a war for regime change.

Aaron Maté (2019-09-20). Instead of threats, Trump can easily defuse Iran crisis he created. thegrayzone.com The Trump administration continues to threaten Iran after blaming it, without evidence, for the recent bombing of Saudi oil facilities….

Jason Ditz (2019-09-20). Pentagon Presents Trump With a Wide Range of Potential Targets to Strike in Iran. theantimedia.com Trump will be joined by national security officials when he is presented with a wide range of military options by the Pentagon.

Bill Van Auken (2019-09-20). Trump Reviewing Target Lists as Iran War Threat Mounts. globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump has been presented with list of targets for US military strikes against Iran as US imperialism draws ever closer to initiating an armed conflict that could prove the antechamber to a third world war. | According to …

Robert Scheer (2019-09-20). America Keeps Getting China All Wrong. truthdig.com For decades, China has been an enigmatic foe and friend to the United States. From trade to immigration, the two international giants have been linked in inextricable ways in recent years. With Donald Trump's current trade war with China and the Hong Kong protests hitting headlines, Americans are once again thinking about the Chinese in a more nuanced way. Yet there is still a lot of misinformation about the Asian nation circulating at all levels of American society, including within the Trump administrat…

KNKMF (2019-09-20). Open letter to congress: Why the Hong Kong human rights and democracy act of 2019 must be opposed. nationofchange.org Note: Congress is currently considering the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019. If this bill becomes law it will increase conflict between the U.S. and China and increase U.S. meddling in Hong Kong. It will become an excuse for unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) against China and Hong Kong. In the Open Letter …

Judy Rohrer (2019-09-20). "Make 'America' White Again": White Resentment Under the Obama & Trump Presidencies. counterpunch.org Neo-Nazis, the KKK, the Proud Boys, and various white power groups have been rallying in Portland, Boston, Berkeley, Charlottesville, and Gainsville. Mass shootings and numerous hate crimes targeting immigrant/Latinx/Black/Muslim/Jewish people are on the rise. Four junior women of color U.S. representatives are under constant racist, xenophobic, and misogynist attack. In fact, Rep. Ilhan Omar has More

teleSUR (2019-09-20). U.S. Caused $4.5 Billion in Losses to Cuba Over the Last Year. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Friday presented a report on the impact caused by the U.S .blockade policy on the Cuban economy over the last year. | RELATED: | Two Members of Cuba's UN Mission Expelled From US | "The U.S. blockade against Cuba impacts, as never before, on the everyday life of every Cuban family, in every sector of our economy, in every social dev…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-09-20). Using Forged Emails, "Progressive" Journalists Smear Their Own for Challenging Syria Groupthink. mintpressnews.com Behind the campaign to silence these three critical, anti-war journalists was the same cast of characters that have become notorious in progressive circles for the viciousness of their attacks against anyone willing to come out against regime change in Syria.

Miguel Gutierrez (2019-09-20). El Desmadre: The Colonial Roots of Anti-Mexican Violence. counterpunch.org On August 3, 2019 a white supremacist walked into a Walmart in El Paso, Texas and murdered 22 people and injured dozens more. Shortly before the attack, he posted online comments complaining about a "Hispanic invasion." He later told authorities that he was specifically targeting "Mexicans." Just a few days before the El Paso massacre, another shooting in Gilroy, California left 3 dead and many more injured. The murderer in this case had online postings about invading "hordes of mestizos" and recommended that people read a white supremacist favorite "Might is Right" which, among other things, exalts the racial su…

Ismael Hossein-Zadeh (2019-09-20). Unipolar Governance of the Multipolar World. counterpunch.org The emergence in recent years of the economic and military powers in countries like China, Russia and India has given rise to theories and hopes of a multipolar world that could temper the heavy-handed unilateral/unipolar policies of the United States on a global level. Such hopes are further buoyed by the fact that these rising poles of economic development have instituted a number of regional international organizations such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the China-sponsored Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and the Eurasian Economic Union that incorporates Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzsta…

Robert J. Burrowes (2019-09-20). The Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan: Is Community Engagement the Key? dissidentvoice.org I have just read a superb book by Mark Isaacs, an Australian who has documented several years of effort by a group of incredibly committed young people in Afghanistan to build peace in that war-torn country the only way it can be built: by learning, living and sharing peace. The book, titled The Kabul Peace …

Staff (2019-09-20). Activists Face Felony Charges for Blocking Houston Oil Tanker Corridor. therealnews.com Under a new law backed by Big Oil and passed in statehouses nationwide, Greenpeace USA activists face felony charges for the action. Texas is the second state to bring such charges under the "critical infrastructure" law…

Tatiana Dias (2019-09-20). Brazil's Army Wanted to "Occupy" the Amazon Before. Leaked Audio Reveals Their Plan to Try Again. theintercept.com Jair Bolsonaro and Brazil's army are reviving an old dream of the dictatorship to bring industry, mining, and settlers to the Amazon.

Valerie Reynoso (2019-09-20). The Rising Monopoly of Monsanto-Bayer. counterpunch.org Monsanto was an agrochemical and agricultural biotech company established in the US that became a large producer of GMO crops, with their main GMO crop having been corn. Monsanto was bought by Bayer, a German multinational pharmaceutical company, in late 2016 for $63 billion dollars. This deal was approved in early 2018 by the European Union More

H. Bruce Franklin (2019-09-20). How We Launched Our Forever War in the Middle East. counterpunch.org Late on the night of July 14, 1958, I navigated our KC-97 aerial tanker to refuel a lone B-52 on a secret radio-silence mission near the Arctic Circle. On our way home, our number three engine conked out as we approached the Gaspé Peninsula. We got permission to make an emergency landing at Loring, the More

Louis Yako (2019-09-20). Working in America: Paychecks for Silence. counterpunch.org Let us begin with just a few recent and disturbing statistics about working in America. First, most Americans (nearly 78%) live paycheck to paycheck, which makes them vulnerable to abuse and bullying by employers. Second, a 2018 Harris Poll found that "seven in ten employers (70 percent) use social networking sites to research job candidates More

Lee Hall (2019-09-20). Mayor Obedience Training, From the Pet Products Industry. counterpunch.org Mars Petcare US—purveyor of pet products including Whiskas Æ, Greenies‚Ñ¢, Sheba Æ, Cesar Æ, and Iams‚Ñ¢—is a division of the $35 billion Mars (M&Ms) chocolate empire. Mars chocolate is problematic in its own ways—serious ways—but today I focus on the corporation's pet fetish. Mars's 2019 BETTER CITIES FOR PETS‚Ñ¢ gimmick was announced at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Summer Meeting More

Staff (2019-09-20). San Diego Ends Electricity Monopoly, Aims for 100% Renewables by 2035. therealnews.com San Diego has signed a Community Choice Energy agreement, creating a competitor to San Diego Gas & Electric. Owned by Sempra Energy, SDG&E has shifted toward exporting its natural gas to Mexico and overseas.

Staff (2019-09-20). How E-Commerce Warehouse Development Perpetuates Deforestation. therealnews.com "Not in our backyard!" — Residents of Abingdon, Maryland, demand an end to the deforestation plan and protest in front of Harford County Government Administration Offices.

teleSUR (2019-09-20). Thousands Gather in the Rain in Madrid to Protest Femicides. telesurenglish.net Thousands of protesters gathered in central Madrid on Friday to draw attention to domestic violence in a year when, so far, over 40 women have been killed by their partner or ex-partners. | RELATED: | Black Weekend Charges Four Femicides in Argentina | Protesters carried banners reading "We don't want to carry on counting victims" and chanted "We are not alone" as they brandished umbrellas in the pouring rain. | The latest victim was Adaliz Villagra, 31, assassinated Tuesday by her ex-partner in front of…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-09-20). Apartheid Made Official: Deal of the Century is a Ploy and Annexation is the New Reality. counterpunch.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly a third of the Occupied West Bank. More

Hiroyuki Hamada (2019-09-20). In Defense of Cory Morningstar's Manufacturing for Consent Series. dissidentvoice.org Good investigative journalism doesn't only reveal hidden mechanisms of our time; it also exposes those who refuse to confront the mechanisms. Remember when the late Bruce Dixon courageously and cogently called Bernie Sanders "a sheep dog candidate"? Remember when Eva Bertlett, Vanessa Beeley and others truly stood with Syrian people in opposing the western intervention? …

Mark Fiore (2019-09-20). How To Get The U.S. To Care About The War In Yemen. progressive.org "Over 85,000 children dead from war and starvation in Yemen. And now you may pay more at the pump!"

South Front (2019-09-20). Video: Greater Idlib: Is Syrian Army Advance Inevitable? globalresearch.ca After over 8 years of war, the province of Idlib and its surrounding areas remain the key stronghold of radical militant groups in Syria. Over the past years, anti-government armed groups suffered a series of defeats across the country and …

John Feffer (2019-09-20). The Threat of Bolton Has Retreated, But Not the Threat of War. counterpunch.org John Bolton tried his best. The national security adviser entered the Trump administration as a predictable warmonger with an unslakable thirst for power. He streamlined the national security apparatus to maximize his access to the president. At least at first, he played the role of loyal adjutant to Trump. As in his days as an More

2019-09-21: Social Media Postees

"Houthi Attack" on Saudi Oil Fields — a False Flag? The Financial Reaction Was Immediate
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-21
The financial reaction was immediate. Saudi stocks fell, the oil prices rose, then settled and later fell again. It was an immediate reaction of major banks' algorithmic speculation with about 10,000 operational hits a second. A trial for larger things to come?
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Climate Emergency Declarations Are the First Step. Here's What Comes Next
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-21
| Last week, the climate emergency movement reached a historic milestone — 1,000 governments across the world have declared a climate emergency. Cities and jurisdictions representing over 210 million people from New York, Paris, London and Sydney to New Haven, Austin and Sacramento have joined a movement that has spread to all parts of society including colleges and universities a…
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Millions march against climate change, capitalism and war
wsws.org | 2019-09-21
"Any talk about climate change must include socialism and the economic system."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/21/clim…

4 Million People Strike for Climate Action
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-21
Organizers say this was the largest youth-led demonstration in history. TRNN spoke to demonstrators in New York and…
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Climate strike protesters speak out: "There's willful blindness on this issue, because fixing it conflicts with capitalism"
wsws.org | 2019-09-21
WSWS reporters spoke with climate strike protesters in cities around the globe.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/21/ints…

Bushfires in Australia: Another symptom of climate change
wsws.org | 2019-09-21
Early spring fires are an "omen" of an unprecedented and disastrous season ahead due to hot, windy and dry conditions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/21/fire…

A New Generation of Activists Put Their Bodies on the Line to Defend California's Forests
Leighton Akio Woodhouse | theintercept.com | 2019-09-21
The deforestation of the Amazon is recognized around the world as a catastrophe for global climate change. Far less recognized is the threat of deforestation of temperate rainforests, such as the enormous coastal forest that stretches from Northern California to Alaska. By some estimates, temperate rainforests sequester from 2 to 7 times as much carbon per acre as tropical rainforests like the Amazon. Keeping these ecosystems healthy and intact is an imperative part of avoiding a future of cataclysmic global warming. | In Humboldt County, California, activists have been fighting for decades to preserve the forest…
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Corporate Agribusiness Is Blocking Important Action on the Climate
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-21
| Climate change action plans often call for less fossil fuel usage, reduced carbon dioxide emissions and a shift toward renewable energy sources. But one area that hasn't received the broader attention it deserves is industrial farming. | The latest report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) determine…
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US sending more troops to Saudi Arabia amid rising war tensions
wsws.org | 2019-09-21
The announcement followed a White House meeting between US President Donald Trump and his National Security Council to discuss proposals for military action against Iran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/21/iran…

US Sends Troops to Saudi Arabia Amid Row with Iran
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-21
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia's air and missile defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom's oil facilities, which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran. | RELATED: | US Calls for Another Round of Sanctions Against Iran | The Pentagon said the deployment would involve a moderate number of troops – not numbering thousands – and would be primarily defensive in nature. It also detailed plans to expedite delivery of military…
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Pentagon Deploys US Forces to Defend Saudi Oil
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-21
The Pentagon just announced that they will be deploying more U.S. forces to Saudi Arabia.

Pentagon Deploys US Forces to Defend Saudi Oil

A Careless Bully at the KFC at the End of Empire
Phil Rockstroh | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-21
Will Trump go to war with the Iranians or the homeless? Or both? Trump is a coward. The nation of Iran has the means and the will to fight. Do you recall the will displayed by Iranians when repelling foreign invaders when Iraq attempted to invade Iran as a de facto US proxy force? Conversely, …
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India's top court greenlights New Delhi prolonging Kashmir state-of-siege indefinitely
wsws.org | 2019-09-21
India's Hindu-supremacist BJP government has imposed an unprecedented security clampdown to suppress mass opposition to the constitutional coup it mounted against Kashmir August 5.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/21/kash…

US drone massacre in Afghanistan
wsws.org | 2019-09-21
At least 30 Afghan farmers and day laborers were killed and 40 others injured Wednesday night in a US drone attack, despite previous notification given to local officials of farming activity in the area.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/21/afgh…

On the Road to Damascus: International Conference in Syria on Sanctions and Its Blowback
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-21
Syrians say it's even harder now to make ends meet than it was during the height of their country's war because of intensified U.S and European sanctions.
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Chelsea Manning imprisoned without charge for six months for refusing to testify against Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-09-21
Manning helped expose the vast scale of the violence unleashed upon the people of the Middle East by the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/21/pers…

How the White Nationalists Who Love Trump Found Inspiration in the Group That Gave Us Narendra Modi
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2019-09-21
The anti-Muslim mass murderer Anders Breivik found inspiration in the Hindu nationalist group where Narendra Modi got his start as a far-right activist.
theintercept.com/2019/09/21/howdy-modi-t…

Bernie Sanders gives a perfect reason for the US to pull out of endless war in Afghanistan
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-09-21
On 19 September, news broke that a US drone strike in Afghanistan had killed around 30 civilians. And presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said this, among other "horrors of endless war", was a perfect reason for the US to finally pull out of Afghanistan almost two decades after its 2001 invasion. | A U.S. airstrike was intended for ISIS, but killed 30 Afghan civilians. This is just one of the horrors of endless war. ISIS did not even exist when America invaded Afghanistan 18 years ago. | We need to end our longest war and bring o…
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Bernie Sanders gives a perfect reason for the US to pull out of endless war in Afghanistan
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-09-21
On 19 September, news broke that a US drone strike in Afghanistan had killed around 30 civilians. And presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said this, among other "horrors of endless war", was a perfect reason for the US to finally pull out of Afghanistan almost two decades after its 2001 invasion. | t.co/qYWMcn4agZ | — Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 19, 2019
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Why I Decided Not To Delete My Old Internet Posts
Edward Snowden | theintercept.com | 2019-09-21
While working for the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden helped build a system to enable the United States government to capture all phone calls, text messages, and emails. Six years ago, he provided documents about this electronic panopticon to journalists, and the shocking revelations that ensued set off massive changes — changes in attitudes and behaviors, in policies and technologies, across private industry and the public sector, in the U.S. and around the world. | Now, in his new memoir " Permanent Record," Snowden explains how his revol…
theintercept.com/2019/09/21/edward-snowd…

NHS hospitals using vintage makeovers to help dementia patients
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-21
NHS hospitals are stepping back in time with vintage makeovers to help dementia patients cope with stress and anxiety.Old photographs and cinema films, ration books and a replica 1950s television have been used to decorate wards, rooms and corridors across the country in a visual throwback to the 1940s and 1950s.NHS England believes the "dementia-friendly adaptations" could help patients who can be more easily disorientated adjust to their surroundings, lessen the likelihood of falls and reduce their reliance on medicine, while the Alzheimer's Society says it could give them a sense of independence and improve bo…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/09/21/nh…

"Take control of the struggle!" Logistics workers at UPS and FedEx support GM strike, warn of union treachery
wsws.org | 2019-09-21
Workers at UPS, where the Teamsters union forced through a sellout last year, and at FedEx are closely watching the GM strike and support a unified struggle of the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/21/upsi…

Chinese Tourists Killed in Tragic Bus Crash in US National Park
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-21
On Friday, a bus carrying many Chinese tourists careened off a road and crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, killing four people and injuring the remaining 26 people aboard, several of them critically, authorities reported. | RELATED: | US Lowers Expectations About a Possible Agreement With China | The cause of the crash, which occurred at about 11: 30 a.m. on State Route 12 just west of the park, was under investigation, but weather did not appear to be a factor, state Highway Patrol and G…
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'We're Not Through': After Biggest Climate Protest in History Draws 4 Million Worldwide, Campaigners Prepare for Week of Action
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-21
As organizers behind Friday's Global Climate Strike reported that four million children and adults attended marches and rallies all over the world—making it the biggest climate protest ever—they assured leaders who have been reticent to take bold climate action that the campaigners' work is far from over. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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California School Board Officials Urge School Districts to Allow Students to Take Part in Global Climate Protest
Elected Officials to Protect California | indybay.org | 2019-09-21
Statement from California School Board Members on Youth Climate Strikes…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/20/1882647…

Climate Strike: Sound the Alarm for Climate Change Silent Protest (SF)
Extinction Rebellion, Sunrise Movement | indybay.org | 2019-09-21
Ferry Building, located on the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street. | Also: Map of additional San Francisco warning siren locations can be found here: | sfdem.org/outdoor-public-warning-system-…
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S.F. Global Climate Change Strike + interviews
Vegan Peace Punk | indybay.org | 2019-09-21
SF Bay Area Youth and Allies Climate Strike rally + interviews (video)…
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Humboldt Climate Strike
350 Humboldt | indybay.org | 2019-09-21
Arcata Plaza Square…
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Santa Cruz Global Climate Strike
Santa Cruz Global Climate Strike Coalition | indybay.org | 2019-09-21
Santa Cruz Wells Fargo 74 River St Santa Cruz…
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Strike for Climate Justice discussion
UUSF Forum | indybay.org | 2019-09-21
Unitarian Universalist Society, San Francisco | 1187 Franklin @ Geary | San Francisco, Ca.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/20/1882650…

bonfire – Call for Submissions
Direct Action Monterey Network | indybay.org | 2019-09-21
bonfire is a 'zine committed to connecting local voices and experiences to critical thought and global struggles. As we face climate disaster, intensifying state violence, emboldened white nationalism, and globalized capitalism that enriches the few at the expense of the many, there is a rising sense that the current system is no longer tenable. Now is the time to think beyond the limits of what we are told is possible and to imagine and bring to life the kind of world that can meaningfully sustain all of us.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/19/1882644…

Tincture Making Workshop
Terra Cultura | indybay.org | 2019-09-21
Terra Cultura is an Educational Eco-Arts Farm. | Our mission is to strengthen community resilience through education and collaboration in agroecology, sustainable living, and the arts. | We facilitate hands-on learning and cooperative projects that strengthen our food systems, environment, and communities. Together, we are nourishing a culture of environmental stewardship and honing the tools to build a more resilient and sustainable future.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/19/1882644…

Elizabeth Warren organizing happy hour
anybody | indybay.org | 2019-09-21
La Guerrera's Kitchen, Oakland…
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Extinction Rebellion blockades Melbourne bridge
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-21
climate emergencyIssue 1238 Australia Extinction Rebellion MelbourneSeptember 21, 2019Extinction Rebellion activists blockaded Princes Bridge in Melbourne's CBD for several hours on September 14. | Several dozen people were arrested. | Extinction Rebellion activis…
greenleft.org.au/content/extinction-rebe…

Extinction Rebellion debates stance on police: friend or foe?
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-21
climate emergency Sarah HathwayIssue 1238 Australia Extinction Rebellion climate action policeSeptember 21, 2019On September…
greenleft.org.au/content/xr-vic-debates-…

Is Moreland council using hostile architecture against homeless people?
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-21
poverty Sue BoltonIssue 1238 Australia homelessness Moreland City Council MelbourneSeptember 21, 2019A public debate has erupted ove…
greenleft.org.au/content/moreland-counci…

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren mixes anti-corruption demagogy with identity politics at New York City rally
wsws.org | 2019-09-21
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren sought to bolster illusions that the Democratic Party is capable of reining in the domination of the US government by the super-rich.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/21/warr…

Italy: new government to stop the far-right
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-21
Italian politics Daniele FulviIssue 1238 Spain anti-racism anti-fascismSeptember 21, 2019Following weeks of negotiations, Italy's 5 Star Movement (M5S) and the Democratic Party (PD) have agreed to form a…
greenleft.org.au/content/italy-new-gover…

While thousands strike for the climate, Labour extends its green ideas to the NHS
Afroze Fatima Zaidi | thecanary.co | 2019-09-20
Shadow health minister Jonathan Ashworth has announced Labour's new green policy for the NHS. The announcement coincides with the climate strike taking place on 20 September. | The policy includes plans to plant one million trees at NHS facilities across the country. The aim is to offset the NHS's carbon footprint, tackle pollution and provide green spaces to encourage patient wellbeing. | Today I'm outlining our Green New Deal for the N…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Around the world, millions strike demanding climate action
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-20
WASHINGTON–For Daniel Goldman of Arlington, Va., the reason for battling to reverse climate change is very simple. "I don't want to die," he says. Marching with a hand-drawn sign declaring "The wrong ICE is melting" — uniting two controversies on one piece of cardboard — the high school student from Arlington, Va., was one of …
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Screw Johnson's elitist PR stunts. Here's why Corbyn is the people's leader we so desperately need
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-09-20
As millions of people took part in a global climate strike on 20 September, UK prime minister Boris Johnson was nowhere to be seen on the streets. Instead, he was tweeting about meeting military elites. | PM-in-waitin…
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Meet the Young Woman Suing the US Government Over the Climate Crisis
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| Among those joining today's Global Climate Strike will be Kelsey Juliana, lead plaintiff in Juliana v. United States, the landmark youth climate lawsuit against the U.S. government. She joins us for a roundtable discussion, along with Jerome Foster II, White House Climate Strike organizer, founder and executive director of OneMillionOfUs. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: We're also joined in Washington, D.C., by two more youth climate organizers. Jerome Foster II is the White House Climate St…
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Four Climate Scientists on How to Take On Climate Change Today
Terri Hansen | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-20
"Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope.‚ÄØ"‚Äï‚ÄØRebecca Solnit, ‚ÄØHope in the Dark Talk about ecological and climate despair. First came last October's news that we were on track to lose 1 million species to extinction. Then a long-awaited climate report from a U.N. scientific panel whose findings, U.N. chief António Guterres said, showed we were "running …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/20/four-clima…

Over One Million to Take Part in Youth Climate Strike
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-20
Activists are taking part in 5,000 actions across 157 countries to demand immediate action to address climate change. We'll bring you updates throughout the day including on-the-ground reporting from Baltimore and New York…
therealnews.com/columns/over-one-million…

25 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare for the 2020 Elections
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Dear America: Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare, and although it has improved access to healthcare for some, tens of millions of Americans still cannot afford basic medical care for their family. No healthcare system is without problems but Canadian-style single-payer — full Medicare for all — is simple, affordable, comprehensive and universal for all basic and…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/20/25-ways-the-…

SHOCKER! Area 51 raid FLOPS as bunch of YouTubers chat up guards instead of running to 'see them aliens' (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2019-09-20
A viral prank that promised to see two million alien hunters breach the gates of Area 51 has ended with a whimper instead of a bang, drawing only a few dozen enthusiasts for the much-anticipated 'raid.' | Initially a mock Facebook event, "Storm Area 51" quickly became a phenomenon that garnered interest from hundreds of thousands of netizens, who signed up to blaze past police and military guards to "see them aliens" at the top-secret Nevada facility. Some celebrities who'd promised to join in heated up the memeful event even more, while the authorities tried to pour cold water on even the idea of a peaceful a…
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My voice is the gallows for all tyrants
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-09-20
More than seven million Kashmiris remain suffocated by the Indian government. The curfew that went into effect on 5 August is still in place. The media is not able to get into the state and offer a report of the situation. Telephone and internet services have been shut down. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/20/my-voice-is-the-…

Tens of thousands join climate crisis protests across world
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-20
Tens of thousands of protesters have joined rallies across Australia on a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action to tackle the climate crisis.Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a "global climate strike" began in Sydney and Canberra, with demonstrators calling on leaders in Australia, the world's largest exporter of coal and liquid natural gas, to take more drastic action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The Global Strike 4 Climate said protests are being staged in 110 towns and cities across Australia on Friday, with organisers demanding government and business commit to a target o…
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Greta Thunberg Leads Climate Strikes in 150 Countries (Live Blog)
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-20
Truthdig's Michael Nigro reports live from New York City, where the Swedish activist will speak at a global climate change protest.
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Capitalism and climate change
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-20
The week from September 20 till September 27 has been designated as the week of the 'Climate Strike'. It is an unprecedented event in its ambition to disrupt business as usual. | Source…
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What action is demanded from the climate strikers?
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-20
Children and students are being joined by adults at more than 200 events across the country calling for urgent action on climate change as part of a global movement.The UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN) is calling for specific action from British politicians.That includes declaring a climate emergency, which Parliament has done since the last major UK schools strike in March, and implementing a "Green New Deal" to achieve climate justice.Jake Woodier, from the UKSCN, said: "The UKSCN is calling for policymakers to implement a 'Green New Deal' in the UK to transform our economy and tackle the climate crisis, and…
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Outrage and lawsuits arise from Trump's attempt to ban emissions control
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-20
LOS ANGELES, FORMER SMOG CAPITAL OF THE WORLD–On Wednesday of this week, in the lead-up to the Global Climate Strike this weekend, President Donald Trump upped the ante on his satanic attempt to end civilized life on Earth. In a series of three tweets, he announced his "Administration is revoking California's Federal Waiver on emissions …
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Tory radio host's cockeyed crusade against climate strikers gets called out, by a Tory MP
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-09-20
Tory radio host Julia Hartley-Brewer is not a fan of the youth climate movement. Back in August she joined Aaron Banks in 'mocking the silly claims' of climate activist Greta Thunberg. And on what looks to be the "biggest day of climate action in planetary history" she, of course, g…
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US Will Stage Its Largest Ever Climate Strike
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| The US is to stage its largest ever day of protest over the climate crisis, with tens of thousands of students joined by adults in abandoning schools and workplaces for a wave of strikes across the country. | Climate strikes will take place in more than 1,000 locations in the US on Friday, with major rallies in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami. Globally, more than 4,500 strikes are planned across 150 countri…
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Two Years After the Hurricane, Puerto Rico's "Generation Maria" Leads a Climate Strike
Alleen Brown | theintercept.com | 2019-09-20
One of the most important moments in 16-year-old Tristán Queriot's climate activism came at the international airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in mid-July. Puerto Rico's former secretary of education, Julia Keleher, was flying back to the island from Washington, D.C. to stand before a federal judge and confront corruption charges. Queriot and the other protesters ha…
theintercept.com/2019/09/20/climate-stri…

Thousands Join World Climate Strike as UN Summit Approaches
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-20
Thousands of people from all over the world took to the streets to join the "Third World Climate Strike" on September 20, a protest triggered by the Fridays for The Future (FFF) movement, which demands from governments concrete actions to resolve the ongoing environmental emergency generated by increased global warming. | RELATED: | Brazil Will Not Take The Floor At The UN Climate Summit | In Europe, Asia, Africa and Noth America, hundreds of environmental, social, labor and human rig…
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Ten-Year-Olds Sound Off on Climate Inaction
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-20
At New York City's climate strike, elementary schoolers tell Dharna Noor how they think adults should take on the climate crisis…
therealnews.com/stories/ten-year-olds-so…

"Extinction Rebellion", "Green New Deal" and the "Rebranding of Global Capitalism"
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
On 20 September students will be mobilizing in a global protest against climate change. | Who is supporting this Worldwide endeavour, who is funding it? | Is this a real rebellion? | *** | It is natural for people to come forward in defense …
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"Extinction Rebellion", "Green New Deal" and the "Rebranding of Global Capitalism"
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
On 20 September students will be mobilizing in a global protest against climate change. | Who is supporting this Worldwide endeavour, who is funding it? | Is this a real rebellion? | *** | It is natural for people to come forward in defense …
globalresearch.ca/uk-really-leading-rebe…

Green Strategy: Building the movement to stop climate change
Marc Brodine | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-20
The following is an excerpt from Marc Brodine's new book, Green Strategy: Path to Fundamental Transformation, available from International Publishers. The key to creating fundamental change is to create a movement broad enough, diverse enough, powerful enough, and sophisticated enough to embrace billions of people the world over. We can confidently predict that the environmental …
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Burning Amazonia, Denying Climate Change, Devastating Syria, Starving Yemen, Ignoring Kashmir
Richard Falk | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
The World Order Backdrop | Arguably, even before the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, there was a widespread sense that a state-centric form of world order was morally and functionally deficient in certain fundamental respects. Political actors were indifferent to …
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Disabled People Cannot Be "Expected Losses" in the Climate Crisis
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| Disabled people face disproportionate risks from climate change. Consider the impact of floods, hurricanes and other extreme weather events that are intensified by the climate crisis. The structural barriers that disability communities face every day — inaccessible infrastructure, subpar public transportation systems, refusals to provide communication access, endemic poverty and a limited voice in civic…
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US Denies Visa to Afghan Teen Invited to First-Ever UN Youth Climate Summit
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| Climate youth activist Nasratullah Elham of Afghanistan was invited to participate in the first-ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit, but the United States rejected his visa. He breaks the sound barrier to join us from Phuket, Thailand, where he is a 12th grade student, and says his activism is based on the crisis's impact on his home country. "The poor people there are very badly affected in a situation [where] they do not really have much carbon emissions," he says. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY…
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The Environmental Left Is Softening on Carbon-Capture Technology. Maybe That's OK
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2019-09-20
At the start of this year, more than 600 environmental groups — including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and Sunrise Movement — sent a letter to Congress saying they will "vigorously oppose" federal climate legislation that promotes "corporate schemes" like carbon-capture and storage. | Congress was not chastened. This past July, tucked in the Senate's $287 billion highway reauthorization bill, was a bipartisan measure to support carbon-ca…
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Why VSCO Girls are Going on Strike for the Climate
Kate Aronoff | theintercept.com | 2019-09-20
It's not as if all VSCO Girls are sleeper climate champions. But as climate organizing has come to involve more people, it sucks the trends of the day up.
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Two Years After Hurricane Maria, We Need Action on Climate More Than Ever
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| Two years ago today, I was in my house, waiting. In fact, the entire island of Puerto Rico, after days of stocking up on bottled water and food, was waiting. As Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, all we could do was wait it out. Thousands of people died as a result of the hurricane, either directly or indirectly. Many of us, the survivors, lived for months without access to clean water, electricity, cell phone service or passable roads in our communities. The federal government response…
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Bernie Sanders Vows to Prosecute Fossil Fuel CEOs
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-20
At a climate-change town hall, the 2020 hopeful says those who "lied to the American people" in a "bold-faced way" must be held accountable.
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Global Climate Action's Biggest Obstacle Is US Foreign Policy
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| The climate crisis and war are both international problems that cross borders and threaten the future of humanity. The melting of glaciers in Greenland has global repercussions, just as the catastrophic war in Syria has drawn in and impacted countries way beyond the Middle East, including the United States and Russia. | These crises must be addressed by international agreements, negotiations and cooperation. But the U.S.'s insistence on leveraging its economic and military power to have the final say…
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Documentary "Blowout" Follows Climate Cost of Oil Boom from Fracking to Exports
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-20
The new film follows the U.S. oil supply chain, covering health, climate and environmental justice impacts. And it points to the president who was central to creating the current reality: Barack Obama.
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Germany Accepts Climate Protection Deal Amid Worldwide Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-20
The German government reached a consensus Friday on a new climate protection package, which includes a domestic carbon price and the possibility of more stringent measures in future, a source close to the talks said. | RELATED: | Australia 'Sets Standard' as Thousands Join #ClimateStrike | According to the reports, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her Social Democrat partners agreed a carbon price for energy used in buildings and transport in line with the existing…
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Save the planet or save capitalism; we can't do both
Jimmy Doran | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-20
The world in which we live is finite. It does not possess infinite, everlasting resources. And it is fast approaching the point of no return as we face imminent climate catastrophe. If we are to save humanity and protect the world for future generations, we have to radically change the way we live–immediately. We're not …
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Germany Advocates to Reduce Greenhouse Gases in Half
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-20
German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Friday a list of measures the government will take attain the nation's climate targets: 55 percent fewer greenhouse gases by 2030 than the country created in 1990. | RELATED: | Germany Accepts Climate Protection Deal Amid Worldwide Protests | From Berlin, the nation's leader said from Berlin that from 2021 on, national transport and construction sectors will see a fixed price on carbon for petrol, diesel, heating oil and natural ga…
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New Reports of 'Saudi and Israeli Airstrikes' on Syria-Iraq Border Only Heighten Concerns of Wider War
21st Century Wire | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
The United States is discussing with Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies about possible responses to Saudi Aramco oil facility attack. What is not being aired are any discussions between Washington and Israel on the matter. US Secretary of …
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Saudi Arabia up in Flames: Riyadh Is Headed for a Major Disaster
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
On Saturday September 14, Yemen's Houthi rebels announced that they had conducted a massive attack on several Aramco plants in Saudi Arabia, including the largest oil refinery in the world in Abqaiq, using 10 drones. On Twitter, dozens of videos …
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Yemen's Houthi Halt All Attacks on Saudi Arabia With Ballistic Missiles and Drones
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-20
Yemen's Houthi have announced at the end of a dramatic week following the early Saturday aerial attacks on two Saudi oil facilities.

Yemen's Houthi Halt All Attacks on Saudi Arabia With Ballistic Missiles and Drones

US Calls for Another Round of Sanctions Against Iran
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-20
United States President Donald Trump announced heavy sanctions against the Iran National Bank from the Oval Office on Friday, referring to the measure as the "highest tax ever against another country." The move is meant to punish the Iranian government that Trump still believes is the responsible for the attacks to a Saudi refinery this past week, which Yemen factions already admitted to carrying out. | RELATED: | Iran Warns of 'All-Out War' if Attacked by US and Allies | Teheran conti…
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Will the Yemen War be the End of Saudi Arabia?
Tom Luongo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
The attack on Saudi Arabia's major oil processing station in Abqaiq over the weekend was a major turning point in global politics. It may be even bigger than many of us realize. | While forces within U.S. political circles, Israel and …
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Will the Yemen War be the End of Saudi Arabia?
Tom Luongo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
The attack on Saudi Arabia's major oil processing station in Abqaiq over the weekend was a major turning point in global politics. It may be even bigger than many of us realize. | While forces within U.S. political circles, Israel and …
globalresearch.ca/will-yemen-war-end-sau…

Saudi Arabia up in Flames: Riyadh Is Headed for a Major Disaster
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
On Saturday September 14, Yemen's Houthi rebels announced that they had conducted a massive attack on several Aramco plants in Saudi Arabia, including the largest oil refinery in the world in Abqaiq, using 10 drones. On Twitter, dozens of videos …
globalresearch.ca/saudi-arabia-headed-ma…

Instead of threats, Trump can easily defuse Iran crisis he created
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-20
The Trump administration continues to threaten Iran after blaming it, without evidence, for the recent bombing of Saudi oil facilities….
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Trump meets with security council on Iran war plans
wsws.org | 2019-09-20
Washington has yet to produce a shred of evidence of Iran's responsibility for the Saudi attacks, which have been seized upon as a pretext for escalating a war for regime change.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/20/iran…

The Saudi Arabia Oil Refinery Bombing: The Latest False Flag
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
The United States has long been itching to do Israel's bidding and invade Iran. This desire was somewhat subdued during the administration of Barack Obama, but returned like gang-busters with the ascendance of the unstable, narcissistic Donald Trump to …
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The Saudi Arabia Oil Refinery Bombing: The Latest False Flag
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
The United States has long been itching to do Israel's bidding and invade Iran. This desire was somewhat subdued during the administration of Barack Obama, but returned like gang-busters with the ascendance of the unstable, narcissistic Donald Trump to …
globalresearch.ca/saudi-arabia-oil-refin…

Trump Reviewing Target Lists as Iran War Threat Mounts
Bill Van Auken | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
US President Donald Trump has been presented with list of targets for US military strikes against Iran as US imperialism draws ever closer to initiating an armed conflict that could prove the antechamber to a third world war. | According to …
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Pentagon Presents Trump With a Wide Range of Potential Targets to Strike in Iran
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-20
Trump will be joined by national security officials when he is presented with a wide range of military options by the Pentagon.

Pentagon Presents Trump With a Wide Range of Potential Targets to Strike in Iran

America Keeps Getting China All Wrong
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2019-09-20
For decades, China has been an enigmatic foe and friend to the United States. From trade to immigration, the two international giants have been linked in inextricable ways in recent years. With Donald Trump's current trade war with China and the Hong Kong protests hitting headlines, Americans are once again thinking about the Chinese in a more nuanced way. Yet there is still a lot of misinformation about the Asian nation circulating at all levels of American society, including within the Trump administrat…
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Open letter to congress: Why the Hong Kong human rights and democracy act of 2019 must be opposed
KNKMF | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-20
Note: Congress is currently considering the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019. If this bill becomes law it will increase conflict between the U.S. and China and increase U.S. meddling in Hong Kong. It will become an excuse for unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) against China and Hong Kong. In the Open Letter …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/20/open-lette…

"Make 'America' White Again": White Resentment Under the Obama & Trump Presidencies
Judy Rohrer | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Neo-Nazis, the KKK, the Proud Boys, and various white power groups have been rallying in Portland, Boston, Berkeley, Charlottesville, and Gainsville. Mass shootings and numerous hate crimes targeting immigrant/Latinx/Black/Muslim/Jewish people are on the rise. Four junior women of color U.S. representatives are under constant racist, xenophobic, and misogynist attack. In fact, Rep. Ilhan Omar has…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/20/make-america…

U.S. Caused $4.5 Billion in Losses to Cuba Over the Last Year
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-20
Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Friday presented a report on the impact caused by the U.S .blockade policy on the Cuban economy over the last year. | RELATED: | Two Members of Cuba's UN Mission Expelled From US | "The U.S. blockade against Cuba impacts, as never before, on the everyday life of every Cuban family, in every sector of our economy, in every social dev…
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Using Forged Emails, "Progressive" Journalists Smear Their Own for Challenging Syria Groupthink
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-20
Behind the campaign to silence these three critical, anti-war journalists was the same cast of characters that have become notorious in progressive circles for the viciousness of their attacks against anyone willing to come out against regime change in Syria.
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El Desmadre: The Colonial Roots of Anti-Mexican Violence
Miguel Gutierrez | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
On August 3, 2019 a white supremacist walked into a Walmart in El Paso, Texas and murdered 22 people and injured dozens more. Shortly before the attack, he posted online comments complaining about a "Hispanic invasion." He later told authorities that he was specifically targeting "Mexicans." Just a few days before the El Paso massacre, another shooting in Gilroy, California left 3 dead and many more injured. The murderer in this case had online postings about invading "hordes of mestizos" and recommended that people read a white supremacist favorite "Might is Right" which, among other things, exalts the racial su…
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Unipolar Governance of the Multipolar World
Ismael Hossein-Zadeh | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
The emergence in recent years of the economic and military powers in countries like China, Russia and India has given rise to theories and hopes of a multipolar world that could temper the heavy-handed unilateral/unipolar policies of the United States on a global level. Such hopes are further buoyed by the fact that these rising poles of economic development have instituted a number of regional international organizations such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the China-sponsored Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and the Eurasian Economic Union that incorporates Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzsta…
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The Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan: Is Community Engagement the Key?
Robert J. Burrowes | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-20
I have just read a superb book by Mark Isaacs, an Australian who has documented several years of effort by a group of incredibly committed young people in Afghanistan to build peace in that war-torn country the only way it can be built: by learning, living and sharing peace. The book, titled The Kabul Peace …
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Activists Face Felony Charges for Blocking Houston Oil Tanker Corridor
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-20
Under a new law backed by Big Oil and passed in statehouses nationwide, Greenpeace USA activists face felony charges for the action. Texas is the second state to bring such charges under the "critical infrastructure" law…
therealnews.com/stories/activists-face-f…

Brazil's Army Wanted to "Occupy" the Amazon Before. Leaked Audio Reveals Their Plan to Try Again
Tatiana Dias | theintercept.com | 2019-09-20
Jair Bolsonaro and Brazil's army are reviving an old dream of the dictatorship to bring industry, mining, and settlers to the Amazon.
theintercept.com/2019/09/20/amazon-brazi…

How E-Commerce Warehouse Development Perpetuates Deforestation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-20
"Not in our backyard!" — Residents of Abingdon, Maryland, demand an end to the deforestation plan and protest in front of Harford County Government Administration Offices.
therealnews.com/stories/how-e-commerce-w…

Thousands Gather in the Rain in Madrid to Protest Femicides
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-20
Thousands of protesters gathered in central Madrid on Friday to draw attention to domestic violence in a year when, so far, over 40 women have been killed by their partner or ex-partners. | RELATED: | Black Weekend Charges Four Femicides in Argentina | Protesters carried banners reading "We don't want to carry on counting victims" and chanted "We are not alone" as they brandished umbrellas in the pouring rain. | The latest victim was Adaliz Villagra, 31, assassinated Tuesday by her ex-partner in front of…
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Apartheid Made Official: Deal of the Century is a Ploy and Annexation is the New Reality
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly a third of the Occupied West Bank.
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In Defense of Cory Morningstar's Manufacturing for Consent Series
Hiroyuki Hamada | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-20
Good investigative journalism doesn't only reveal hidden mechanisms of our time; it also exposes those who refuse to confront the mechanisms. Remember when the late Bruce Dixon courageously and cogently called Bernie Sanders "a sheep dog candidate"? Remember when Eva Bertlett, Vanessa Beeley and others truly stood with Syrian people in opposing the western intervention? …
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How To Get The U.S. To Care About The War In Yemen
Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2019-09-20
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