Daily Archives: September 22, 2019

2019-09-22: News Headlines

Afroze Fatima Zaidi (2019-09-22). As the climate emergency worsens, poor people will suffer the most. thecanary.co The worldwide climate strikes on Friday 20 September showed enormous public will towards addressing the climate crisis. Ahead of the UN climate change summit to take place on 23 September, protesters from all over the world took to the streets to demand action from world leaders. | I…

Staff (2019-09-22). As Arctic Sea Ice Disappears, What Happens to Ecosystems? truthout.org | | In winter 2018, the sea ice extent in the Bering Sea reached the lowest levels observed since 1850, when records began. By late April, warm, southerly winds left sea ice levels at just 10% of the 1981—2010 average for that time of year. In recent research, scientists studied how the unprecedentedly low ice cover affected ecosystems in the region. | As sea ice melts in the spring, it releas…

Staff (2019-09-22). We Need Biodiversity-Based Agriculture to Solve the Climate Crisis. truthout.org | | The Earth is living, and also creates life. Over 4 billion years the Earth has evolved a rich biodiversity — an abundance of different living organisms and ecosystems — that can meet all our needs and sustain life. | Through biodiversity and the living functions of the biosphere, the Earth regulates temperature and climate, and has created the conditions for our species to evolve. This is what NASA scientist James Lovelock found in working with Lynn Margulis, who was studying the pro…

RT (2019-09-22). Yemeni children considered covering themselves in oil? Lee Camp bashes US reactions to Saudi refinery attacks & Yemen bombings. rt.com Washington and Riyadh were quick to blame Tehran for attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Despite lack of proof and the history of lies told by the accusers, the US media eagerly took their claims at face value, Lee Camp points out.

Keith Lamb (2019-09-22). We Must Remain Skeptical of Any Attempts to Incite War with Iran. globalresearch.ca Last Saturday Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq petroleum processing facilities and Khurais oil field were attacked by cruise missiles and drones. The Saudis claim that this unconventional attack thwarted their defense systems as both cruise missiles and drones fly too low. Saudi …

RT (2019-09-22). Didn't he learn what deterrence is? Cruz insists Iran wants to nuke American cities, puzzles Twitter. rt.com Ted Cruz insists Tehran's grand dream is to nuke American cities and that Iran nuclear deal is to blame for the attack on Saudi oil facilities. The argument was mocked for making no sense, but the hawkish US senator doubles down.

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2019-09-22). Iran — Neither Military Action nor Economic Sanctions. globalresearch.ca It would be utterly immoral of the United States to launch a military attack upon Iran if it is true that one of the missiles that destroyed an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia on the 14th of September 2019 …

Aaron Maté (2019-09-22). US troops in Saudi Arabia defend hegemony, not security. thegrayzone.com The Trump administration is sending US troops to Saudi Arabia as it continues to threaten Iran. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-22). The Attack on Saudi Arabia's Oil Facility. The Patriot Air Defence System Failed. Why? globalresearch.ca Why did Saudi Arabia's advanced Patriot Air defense system fail to detect the drones and missiles? The whole Persian Gulf defense apparatus which includes strategic US and allied military facilities is based on "anticipating" strikes from Iran. Was the Patriot System "Disabled" on September 14?

Tony Cartalucci (2019-09-22). Firing Bolton: Bait and Switch or Changing Tack? globalresearch.ca News of US National Security Adviser John Bolton's departure was followed by hopeful commentary both within the US and abroad that so too would follow the aggressive foreign policy he advocated — particularly in regards to Iran. | However, …

teleSUR (2019-09-22). India's Modi Endorses Trump For 2020 US Elections. telesurenglish.net The Indian far-right Prime Minister Narendra Modi endorsed the U.S. President Donald Trump for the 2020 Presidential elections during an event in Houston, Texas Sunday. | RELATED: | 'Birds of a Feather': Progressives Slam Trump, 'Howdy Modi' Meeting in Texas | Modi and Trump shared a stage and showered each other with praise at "Howdy, Modi!" rally attended by over 50,000 people. | The U.S. leader hailed the India-U.S. relationship and the Indian-American community as…

South Front (2019-09-22). Video: Russia Gave Syria 'Green Light' to Use the S-300 Air Defense System. globalresearch.ca On September 19, the Syrian Air Defense Forces shot down an unidentified unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over the town of Aqraba, south of Damascus. Pro-government sources claim that the intercepted UAV was likely operated by Israel. | On August 25, two …

Staff (2019-09-22). Venezuela's Maduro Attempts a Separate Peace with Part of Opposition. therealnews.com As tensions increase between the Maduro government and the US-supported opposition, Maduro signed an agreement with smaller opposition parties against sanctions and in favor of deescalation…

Staff (2019-09-22). The Green New Deal Can Help Us Fight White Supremacy. truthout.org | | "We had a direct existential threat with…Nazi Germany," Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said at a 2018 event. "We chose to mobilize our entire economy…. We have to do the same thing in order to get us to 100 percent renewable energy." She was promoting a Green New Deal, but her war analogy eerily fit our current political situation. | The left is facing a two-front struggle: On one side is capitalism wrecking the…

Peter Maass (2019-09-22). Why Is Bill De Blasio Trying to Kill Me? New York's Mayor Claims to Be Progressive but Favors Drivers Over Bicyclists. theintercept.com I never expected that my skills as a war reporter would be relevant to my life as a dad in a Brooklyn, but that was before I started biking to work.

The Canary (2019-09-22). Sadiq Khan calls Donald Trump 'poster boy for far-right around world'. thecanary.co London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called Donald Trump "

Mark Fiore (2019-09-22). How To Get The U.S. To Care About The War In Yemen (Video). truthdig.com Yemen gets a moment in the spotlight when we may have to pay 20 extra cents at the pump — not so much when 85,000 children under the age of give starve to death.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-22). Rotten in Tunisia: The Corrupt Rule of Ben Ali. globalresearch.ca He was the prototypical strong man softened by tactical reforms, blissfully ignorant before the fall, blown off in the violent winds of the Arab Spring. Having come to power in 1987 on the back of a coup against the 84-year-old …

Staff (2019-09-22). Biden Loses His Lead for The First Time in 2020 Primary. truthdig.com The Des Moines Register/CNN poll represents the first time Biden has been pushed out of the lead in a major Iowa survey.

Fight Back (2019-09-22). Philippines: Resist and end Duterte's fascist regime. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Sept. 20 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | Almost five decades ago, Ferdinand Marcos placed the entire country under martial law which launched his brutal dictatorial rule. For 14 years, the Filipino people resisted valiantly and fought on all arenas of struggle. Serving as the strongest bulwark of anti-fascist resistance, the Party and the New People's Army waged underground and armed struggle, inspiring and militating the Filipino people to unite and struggle for democracy. Culminating long years of anti-fascist resistance, the Filipino…

Staff (2019-09-22). Trump Threatens to Veto First Ever Congressional Action on "Forever Chemicals" truthout.org | | A handful of multibillion-dollar chemical companies have waged war on our bodies and our environment for nearly 70 years without our knowledge or consent. Although the federal government — tasked with protecting the public and upholding the law [m…

Staff (2019-09-22). GM Workers Strike for Fair Pay as Executives and Investors Rake in Billions. truthout.org | | On Monday, September 16, nearly 50,000 General Motors workers across the United States went on strike, picketing for better wages, affordable healthcare, profit sharing, job security, and a pathway to permanent jobs for temporary workers. | Over the past 10 years, GM has gone from bankruptcy to record profits, paying out billions of dollars i…

Staff (2019-09-22). Sanders Unveils Plan to Wipe Out All Medical Debt in US. truthout.org | | Pledging to end the "immoral and unconscionable" practice of collecting debt from families who have endured an illness or hospital stay, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday unveiled his plan to wipe out all medical debt in the United States. | The Vermont Independent senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate announced his proposal to eliminate the $81 billion in medical debt carried by American households days after asking his…

Francesco Maringià≤ (2019-09-22). European Parliament Adopts Resolution Assimilating Communism to Nazism. globalresearch.ca The single party that governs Italy and the European Union has approved a resolution (yet another) that aligns Nazism and Communism. This is not the first time, it had already happened in the past, in line with the hysteria launched …

EWG (2019-09-22). Study Estimates More than 100,000 Cancer Cases Could Stem from Contaminants in Tap Water. globalresearch.ca A toxic cocktail of chemical pollutants in U.S. drinking water could result in more than 100,000 cancer cases, according to a peer-reviewed study from Environmental Working Group — the first study to conduct a cumulative assessment of cancer risks due …

Russ Christianson (2019-09-22). Take the General Motors Oshawa Plant, "Save the Planet" globalresearch.ca It is a tragic irony that General Motors (GM) chose its hundredth anniversary in Oshawa to announce the December 2019 closure of its Oshawa assembly plant. This means the loss of over 15,000 jobs in Ontario: 2,200 GM assembly jobs, …

Michael Welch (2019-09-22). 5G and the Wireless Revolution: When Progress Becomes a Death Sentence. globalresearch.ca "Without any 5G, without any expansion of 4G, without putting any radar units in cars, all of these things are being planned for us, I believe we'll be going…our reproduction will crash essentially to zero within probably about 2-3 years….5G, …

Global Research News (2019-09-22). Selected Articles: The Attack on Saudi Arabia's Oil Facility. globalresearch.ca Global Research, like many independent voices all over the globe, is feeling the effects of online measures set up to curtail access to our website, and by consequence, hinder our finances. We sail on despite the unpredictable currents and unfavourable …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-22). 'An Obligation to Make Radical Change': At Youth Climate Summit, Young Leaders Say Merely Listening to Science Is Not Enough. commondreams.org At the first-ever Youth Climate Action Summit at the U.N. headquarters in New York on Saturday, climate leader Greta Thunberg was joined by more than 600 young activists who were able to appeal directly to the U.N. secretary-general a day after helping to galvanize an estimated total of four million people at the Global Climate Strike—and the campaigners in attendance did not mince words. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-22). Iowa Survey Shows Warren Leading Biden for First Time in Democratic Primary. commondreams.org The Des Moines Register/CNN poll represents the first time Biden has been pushed out of the lead in a major Iowa survey | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brasil Solidarity Network and others (2019-09-22). SF Climate Strike: Amazon Protest Contingent outside Brasilian Consulate. indybay.org Brasilian Consulate, 300 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94104-1901…

Santa Cruz Climate Action Network (2019-09-22). Climate Strike: Sidewalk Protest for Climate Crisis in Santa Cruz, Sept. 26. indybay.org Sidewalk along Pacific Garden Mall, 1424-1498 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…

Photos and Text (2019-09-22). Youth Leads In Global Climate Strike. indybay.org Demonstrations throughout the Bay Area and the world in emergency climate protest…

Santa Cruz Climate Action Network (2019-09-22). Climate Strike: Sidewalk Protest for Climate Crisis in Santa Cruz, Sept. 24. indybay.org Sidewalk along Pacific Garden Mall, 1424-1498 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…

Extinction Rebellion Santa Cruz (2019-09-22). Climate Week: Nonviolent Direct Action Training in Santa Cruz. indybay.org El Rio Mobile Home Park, 2120 N Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2706, United States…

Santa Cruz Climate Action Network (2019-09-22). Climate Week: Faith in Our Future: Interfaith Conversation on Climate Change (Santa Cruz). indybay.org Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…

Indivisible East Bay (2019-09-22). Climate Policy Q & A Session with Senator Feinstein's State Director. indybay.org Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704…

Climate One (2019-09-22). Climate Week Talk: Author Jonathan Safran Foer, "We Are the Weather" indybay.org Climate One, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco 94105…

Santa Cruz Climate Action Network (2019-09-22). Climate Week: Real Democracy Teach-in & Free Veg Dinner (Santa Cruz). indybay.org Louden Nelson Auditorium, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz 95060…

Interfaith Council of Rossmoor (2019-09-22). International Day of Peace: "One Voice" Interfaith Choir Documentary (Walnut Creek). indybay.org Fireside Room of Rossmoor Gateway Center | 1001 Golden Rain Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94595…

Exploritorium (2019-09-22). International Peace Day: Exploratorium Community Day with Free and Reduced Rates. indybay.org Exploratorium, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA, 94111…

Scientists for future, Gregor Hagedorn (2019-09-22). Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science. indybay.org We are a group of internationally known scientists, from a variety of scientific fields (biology, neuroscience, psychology, medicine, psychiatry), who participated in an international summit on post-materialist science, spirituality and society. The summit was co-organized by Gary E. Schwartz, PhD and Mario Beauregard, PhD, the University of Arizona, and Lisa Miller, PhD, Columbia…

Rene Sonsmann (2019-09-22). The C.E.O> – A Fun Poem. indybay.org BY RENE SONSMANN. SET: The play takes place in Heaven. The set is a bare stage. The stage is lit with a warm ethereal light. God is bathed in a strong spot light at all times. CHARACTERS: God and Adrian, a recently deceased arrival in Heaven. God is middle-aged, clean shaven, dressed in a bright Hawaiian shirt and pale blue chinos.

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-22). A Game-Changing China-Pakistan Proposal for the Afghan Peace Process. globalresearch.ca The time has arrived for China and Pakistan to take the lead in reviving the frozen Afghan peace process and replacing the US' leading role in it by unveiling a joint developmental plan to be implemented in the war-torn country …

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-22). India's Prime Minister Modi's Texas Trip Will Make a Mockery Out of American Democracy. globalresearch.ca Trump's participation in the "Howdy Modi" rally that will be held in Houston on 22 September during the Indian leader's nearly week-long trip to the US and represent the largest political gathering ever for a foreign head of state will …

teleSUR (2019-09-22). Venezuela to Denounce US Blockade at 74th UN General Assembly. telesurenglish.net Venezuela confirmed Saturday that its delegation to the United Nations General Assembly will denounce the illegal blockade imposed by the United States government, as well as present the millions of signatures gathered from the international campaign 'No More Trump'. | RELATED | #NoMoreTrump Campaign Takes to Streets of Caracas | Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Ä&at…

teleSUR (2019-09-22). Young Climate Activists Held World Leaders Accountable at UN. telesurenglish.net Young climate change activists delivered a strong message to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Saturday: If elected officials do not take strong actions to combat climate change, they will be voted out of office. | RELATED: | Thousands Join World Climate Strike as UN Summit Approaches | Guterres gave around 500 youth activists the floor at the U.N.'s first youth climate change summit, an informal event aimed at connecting young activists and entrepreneurs with glob…

United Nations (2019-09-22). Ahead of UN summit, leading scientists warn climate change 'hitting harder and sooner' than forecast. un.org Top climate scientists issued a report on Sunday showing that over the last several years, sea-level rise, planetary warming, shrinking ice sheets and carbon pollution have accelerated; a sobering call to action for political leaders headed to New York for summit-level climate change talks tomorrow at the United Nations.

United Nations (2019-09-22). Banks worth $47 trillion adopt new UN-backed climate, sustainability principles. un.org Banks collectively with more than $47 trillion in assets, or a third of the global industry, signed up on Sunday to new United Nations-backed responsible banking principles in a massive boost for climate action and the shift from "brown to green" models of economic growth.

teleSUR (2019-09-22). Iran to Present Regional Security Cooperation Plan at UNGA. telesurenglish.net Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday his country will present a regional cooperation security plan this week when he attends the United Nations General Assembly. | RELATED | US Sends Troops to Saudi Arabia Amid Row with Iran | Rouhani said in a speech commemorating the 39th Anniversary of the Iran-Iraq War that his country extends its "hand of friendship and brotherhood" towards nations in the region willing to cooperate in overseeing security in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz,…

United Nations (2019-09-22). With 5 billion set to miss out on health care, UN holds landmark summit to boost coverage. un.org Some five billion people risk missing out on health care in 2030, unless countries close glaring gaps in health coverage, a new report revealed on Sunday, as the UN prepares to host a landmark summit to speed up progress on universal health care.

RT (2019-09-22). NOT 'the last thing millennials will see'! US military apologizes for 'Area 51 raid' meme with B-2 stealth bomber. rt.com A US military unit was forced to apologize to UFO fans and alien enthusiasts for a tweet that suggested the government is ready to use B-2 nuclear-capable bombers to protect the secrets held inside the classified Area 51 facility. | Jumping on the hype train headed for the secretive air force base in Nevada desert, the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) flexed its meme muscles on Friday by tweeting a photo of a B-2 stealth bomber, accompanied by a chilling warning: | The last thing #Millennials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today. | In case anyone wanted to see the tweet in ques…

Christian Christensen (2019-09-22). The US Just Killed 30 Innocent People in Afghanistan. Let's Pretend It Was London. commondreams.org Thirty Afghan farmers were killed in a U.S. drone strike last week. (Photo: U.S. Air Force/Lt Col Leslie Pratt/Public Domain) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mar√≠a Jos√© Carmona (2019-09-22). Stress, Overwork, and Insecurity are Driving the Invisible Workplace Accident Rate. commondreams.org Amazon delivery drivers are among the workers who are pressured to perform quickly for long hours, often risking injury. (Photo: David Ryder/Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Fred_F (2019-09-22). Hundreds of academics declare support for Extinction Rebellion. greenleft.org.au Extinction Rebellion climate emergencyIssue 1239 AustraliaSeptember 22, 2019We, the undersigned, represent diverse academic disciplines, and the views expressed here are those of the signatories and not their universities. | While our academic perspectives and expertise may differ, we are united on one point: we can no longer to…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-09-22). America: A Land without Truth. globalresearch.ca It has been 17 days since a four-year study of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 by civil engineers was made available to the media. The study concluded that fire was not the cause of the collapse of …

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?

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). Millions march against climate change, capitalism and war. wsws.org "Any talk about climate change must include socialism and the economic system."

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.

Michael Nigro (2019-09-21). Highlights From the Biggest Climate Strike the World Has Ever Seen. truthdig.com

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…

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.

Aaron Cynic (2019-09-21). Chicagoans demand climate justice in massive #GlobalClimateStrike. nationofchange.org Thousands of Chicagoans marched and rallied across the city Friday as part of a massive global day of action to demand governments take action on climate change. | "My generation deserves a sustainable future. We are calling on the government to fight for us," said Lauren, a senior at Illinois science and Math Academy. "We need to act fast. We can't wait for policy to come. Our futures, our lives, are on the line." | Image credit: Aaron Cynic/NationofChange | Actions began as early as 7: 00am in the city, with several morning demonstrations feeding into a large march that began in Grant Park near noon, culminat…

Stephanie Van Hook (2019-09-21). Beyond coping: How to find the strength to take on climate change. nationofchange.org It's hard to ignore not just the scientific reports, but also the on-the-ground reality of climate disruption. It's getting hotter and drier, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates we have about 12 years to reverse this direct trend. It's a challenge requiring us to come together as a mature and functional human family. | It's a tall order because at its root, the climate crisis is also the crisis of human relationship—how we relate to our own emotional states, those of others, and, ultimately, conflict. To solve problems with—not for—human beings, which is what this cris…

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.

Staff (2019-09-21). U.S. to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia, Hold Off on Striking Iran. truthdig.com The move is a show of restraint after talk of all-out war amid major tensions over drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.

teleSUR (2019-09-21). US Sends Troops to Saudi Arabia Amid Row with Iran. telesurenglish.net 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…

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, …

Anya Parampil (2019-09-21). Mother of assassinated activist Berta Cáceres speaks out against US-backed Honduran dictatorship. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone traveled to rural Honduras to visit the home of murdered activist Berta Cáceres. Anya Parampil sat down with…

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.

teleSUR (2019-09-21). Brazil: Bolsonaro's Economic Freedom Act Includes Labor Reform. telesurenglish.net Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday sanctioned the Economic Freedom Act (MPLE), mostly known as "the mini labor reform", a proposal whose main objective is to facilitate investments by reducing the regulations employers must comply with. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Wants to Pardon Police Officers Involved in Massacres | "We want to give people more enc…

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.

Fight Back (2019-09-21). Aurora ICE Warden Johnny Choate confronted at his home. fightbacknews.org Aurora, CO – Immigrant rights groups from the greater Denver area came together on September 19 to confront Johnny Choate, the warden of Aurora's notorious ICE detention facility, at his Aurora home. | Over the past several years, the Aurora detention facility, operated by private prison giant GEO and which many liken to a concentration camp, has become notorious for human rights abuses. There have been at least two recorded deaths as well as cases of denial of proper medication and poor medical treatment. Other practices include cover-ups and torture via solitary confinement of trans, gay and mentally ill detain…

teleSUR, jg -EF (2019-09-21). Venezuelan Army Dismantles 'Los Rastrojos' Base In Tachira. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan authorities announced Saturday afternoon they had dismantled a telecommunications base of the Colombian criminal gang 'Los Rastrojos' in the state of Táchira, which borders Colombia. | RELATED: | Venezuela: More Evidence of Guaido Links to Paramilitaries | Venezuelan government official, Freddy Bernal said via his Twitter account that authorities…

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.

RT (2019-09-21). 'A violent incident of huge magnitude': 2 dead, 8 injured in S. Carolina bar shooting. rt.com Two men were killed and eight more people injured in a shooting at a bar in Lancaster, South Carolina, which local law enforcement described as a "violent incident of huge magnitude." | Shots were reportedly fired both inside and outside a sports bar in the Twin Pines area of the city at around 2.45am local time, but police are not sure how many shooters were involved. | Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said the shooting was "witnessed by lots of people," many of whom left the scene before speaking with police. He's calling on any eyewitnesses to come forward "so those responsible for these deaths and inju…

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…

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…

RT (2019-09-21). Ghost post! Google creates world's most powerful computer, NASA 'accidentally reveals' …and then publication vanishes. rt.com Google's new quantum computer reportedly spends mere minutes on the tasks the world's top supercomputers would need several millennia to perform. The media found out about this after NASA "accidentally" shared the firm's research. | The software engineers at Google have built the world's most powerful computer, the Financial Times and Fortune magazine reported on Friday, citing the company's now-removed research paper. The paper is said to have been posted on a website hosted by NASA, which partners with Goo…

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.

Fight Back (2019-09-21). New York activists demand: Never again to martial law in the Philippines. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – 25 people gathered September 20 at noon in front of the Consulate General of the Philippines in New York City to commemorate the 47th anniversary of martial law in the Philippines under the regime of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The action was called by BAYAN USA NorthEast, to say, "Never again to martial law," and to call attention to the continuation of state repression in the Philippines under the current, U.S.-backed Duterte regime. | Rodrigo Duterte's so called "war on drugs" has led to the killings, torture and imprisonment of many Filipino activists and human rights defenders, just like…

teleSUR (2019-09-21). Police Bullet Kills 8-Year-Old Girl in Rio de Janeiro. telesurenglish.net The security policy implemented by Wilson Witzel, the Governor of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), brought about a new victim: an 8-year-old Afro-Brazilian girl, Agatha Felix, who lived in Fazendinha, a poor neighborhood located at the Complexo do Alemao, was hit by a military police bullet on Friday night and died on Saturday morning. | RELATED: | Murdered Activist Marielle Franco Nominated For Sakharov Prize | According to witness reports, Agatha was traveling inside a van to her hom…

Fréa Lockley (2019-09-21). The government just invested £100m in 'killer robots' carrying bombs used in Yemen. thecanary.co The second in a series of articles examining the latest government arms deals announcements. | From 10-13 September, London's ExCeL Centre hosted arms companies from around the world. Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) is the world's largest arms fair. As The Canary re…

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…

teleSUR (2019-09-21). Chinese Tourists Killed in Tragic Bus Crash in US National Park. telesurenglish.net 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…

Jim Hightower (2019-09-21). Big business won't save us from itself. nationofchange.org Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote of being leery of a fast-talking huckster who visited his home: "The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons," Emerson exclaimed. | Likewise, today's workaday families should do a mass inventory of their silverware, for the fast-talking CEOs of 181union-busting, tax-cheating, environment-contaminating, consumer-gouging corporations are asking us to believe that they stand with us in the fight against… well, against them. | From Wall Street…

The Canary (2019-09-21). Father who confronted PM over NHS says daughter is doing better. thecanary.co A father who confronted Boris Johnson over the state of the NHS when the Prime Minister made a visit to a hospital has said that his daughter is doing better. | Omar Salem took the Prime Minister to task during a visit to a children's ward at Whipps Cross University Hospital, where his seven-day-old daughter was being treated. | Mr Salem claimed there were not enough doctors and nurses as he complained to the PM. | In a conversation lasting around two minutes, Mr Salem said the situation was "not acceptable". | Mr Johnson was visiting Whipps Cross University Hospital in north-east London when he was challenged by…

Labor Notes Staff (2019-09-21). Lend a hand: Here's a list of General Motors picket lines. nationofchange.org This week 49,000 auto workers are walking the picket lines at General Motors factories across the U.S. in the biggest private sector strike in more than a decade. And you can help! | Despite flush profits, the company wants workers to pay more for health care, accept a raise lower than inflation, and continue its system of unequal tiers of workers. But GM didn't count on the solidarity of the rank and file. Strikers are making a stand for equality for temps and second-tier workers. | "We're not accepting concessions from a company posting billions of dollars of profit," said Shawn Edwards, a worker at the Detr…

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…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-21). Reiterating Call for Impeachment, Warren Accuses Congress of Complicity in Trump's Continued Abuses. commondreams.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused the U.S. Congress of complicity in President Donald Trump's continued abuse of power late Friday, after reports surfaced of his alleged attempts to solicit foreign meddling in the 2020 presidential election, and reiterated her demand that Democrats use their majority in the House to pursue impeachment. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-09-21). #NoMoreTrump Campaign Takes to Streets of Caracas. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Venezuelans gathered in front of the Venezuelan prosecutor's office in Caracas to support the government campaign that collected nearly 13 million signatures of those against the United States blockade against the South American nation. | RELATED: | Venezuela: More Evidence of Guaido Links to Paramilitaries | Vice President Delcy Rodrigues and Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza will give a letter and the signed petitions to the United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guter…

United Nations (2019-09-21). At UN, youth activists press for bold action on climate emergency, vow to hold leaders accountable at the ballot box. un.org Students and young activists on Saturday threw down the gauntlet to world leaders heading to United Nations Headquarters next week for high-level climate talks, demanding that they "stop wasting time" and work harder to curb carbon emissions, "or we will vote you out."

United Nations (2019-09-21). UN chief urges restraint following reported Saudi-led assault in Yemen. un.org Amid reports of a Saudi-led coalition airstrike near Yemen's port city of Hudaydah, Secretary-General António Guterres expressed concerns for the attacks in a Saturday statement attributable to his Spokesperson, Stephane Dujjaric.

RT (2019-09-21). No aliens, no party: Poor turnout for Area 51 raid kills UFO fanatics' festival. rt.com A planned mass raid on a US military site that was spawned by a joke Facebook post and drew alarmed warnings from the authorities ended in such an extravagant no-show of attendees that sideline events are being canceled. | Area 51, a US Air Force training base, has been the source of tremendous speculation about aliens for decades, centering on theories that the government has long covered up evidence of alien life after carrying out a range of experiments at the Nevada facility. | In early July, the Facebook event 'Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us' went viral after millions of people signed up to atte…

Eleanore Catolico (2019-09-21). Why Detroit Could Be the Engine for the Green New Deal. commondreams.org Labor rights advocates joined the climate strike in Detroit on Friday. (Photo: SEIU Local 1/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins (2019-09-21). 'The future of Earth is at risk': New drone footage of deforestation in Amazon shows cost of meat industry. nationofchange.org A new investigation from the group Mercy for Animals uses drone footage to reveal the scope of devastation in the Amazon rainforest for growing meat. | "Global demand for meat is destroying the Amazon rainforest," filmmaker Mark Devries says in a video highlighting some of the group's work. | The footage shows acres of recently deforested land, cleared for grazing pastures for cattle. | As Common Dreams has reported, the government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro…

2019-09-22: Social Media Postees

As the climate emergency worsens, poor people will suffer the most
Afroze Fatima Zaidi | thecanary.co | 2019-09-22
The worldwide climate strikes on Friday 20 September showed enormous public will towards addressing the climate crisis. Ahead of the UN climate change summit to take place on 23 September, protesters from all over the world took to the streets to demand action from world leaders. | I…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/…

We Need Biodiversity-Based Agriculture to Solve the Climate Crisis
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-22
| The Earth is living, and also creates life. Over 4 billion years the Earth has evolved a rich biodiversity — an abundance of different living organisms and ecosystems — that can meet all our needs and sustain life. | Through biodiversity and the living functions of the biosphere, the Earth regulates temperature and climate, and has created the conditions for our species to evolve. This is what NASA scientist James Lovelock found in working with Lynn Margulis, who was studying the pro…
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Yemeni children considered covering themselves in oil? Lee Camp bashes US reactions to Saudi refinery attacks & Yemen bombings
rt.com | 2019-09-22
Washington and Riyadh were quick to blame Tehran for attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Despite lack of proof and the history of lies told by the accusers, the US media eagerly took their claims at face value, Lee Camp points out. | …
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We Must Remain Skeptical of Any Attempts to Incite War with Iran
Keith Lamb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-22
Last Saturday Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq petroleum processing facilities and Khurais oil field were attacked by cruise missiles and drones. The Saudis claim that this unconventional attack thwarted their defense systems as both cruise missiles and drones fly too low. Saudi …
globalresearch.ca/attempts-incite-war-ir…

Didn't he learn what deterrence is? Cruz insists Iran wants to nuke American cities, puzzles Twitter
rt.com | 2019-09-22
Ted Cruz insists Tehran's grand dream is to nuke American cities and that Iran nuclear deal is to blame for the attack on Saudi oil facilities. The argument was mocked for making no sense, but the hawkish US senator doubles down. | …
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Iran — Neither Military Action nor Economic Sanctions
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-22
It would be utterly immoral of the United States to launch a military attack upon Iran if it is true that one of the missiles that destroyed an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia on the 14th of September 2019 …
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The Attack on Saudi Arabia's Oil Facility. The Patriot Air Defence System Failed. Why?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-22
Why did Saudi Arabia's advanced Patriot Air defense system fail to detect the drones and missiles? The whole Persian Gulf defense apparatus which includes strategic US and allied military facilities is based on "anticipating" strikes from Iran. Was the Patriot System "Disabled" on September 14?
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US troops in Saudi Arabia defend hegemony, not security
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-22
The Trump administration is sending US troops to Saudi Arabia as it continues to threaten Iran. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/22/us-troops-in-…

Firing Bolton: Bait and Switch or Changing Tack?
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-22
News of US National Security Adviser John Bolton's departure was followed by hopeful commentary both within the US and abroad that so too would follow the aggressive foreign policy he advocated — particularly in regards to Iran. | However, …
globalresearch.ca/firing-bolton/5689842

India's Modi Endorses Trump For 2020 US Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-22
The Indian far-right Prime Minister Narendra Modi endorsed the U.S. President Donald Trump for the 2020 Presidential elections during an event in Houston, Texas Sunday. | RELATED: | 'Birds of a Feather': Progressives Slam Trump, 'Howdy Modi' Meeting in Texas | Modi and Trump shared a stage and showered each other with praise at "Howdy, Modi!" rally attended by over 50,000 people. | The U.S. leader hailed the India-U.S. relationship and the Indian-American community as…
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Video: Russia Gave Syria 'Green Light' to Use the S-300 Air Defense System
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-22
On September 19, the Syrian Air Defense Forces shot down an unidentified unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over the town of Aqraba, south of Damascus. Pro-government sources claim that the intercepted UAV was likely operated by Israel. | On August 25, two …
globalresearch.ca/video-russia-gave-syri…

Venezuela's Maduro Attempts a Separate Peace with Part of Opposition
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-22
As tensions increase between the Maduro government and the US-supported opposition, Maduro signed an agreement with smaller opposition parties against sanctions and in favor of deescalation…
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The Green New Deal Can Help Us Fight White Supremacy
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-22
| "We had a direct existential threat with…Nazi Germany," Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said at a 2018 event. "We chose to mobilize our entire economy…. We have to do the same thing in order to get us to 100 percent renewable energy." She was promoting a Green New Deal, but her war analogy eerily fit our current political situation. | The left is facing a two-front struggle: On one side is capitalism wrecking the…
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How To Get The U.S. To Care About The War In Yemen (Video)
Mark Fiore | truthdig.com | 2019-09-22
Yemen gets a moment in the spotlight when we may have to pay 20 extra cents at the pump — not so much when 85,000 children under the age of give starve to death.
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Rotten in Tunisia: The Corrupt Rule of Ben Ali
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-22
He was the prototypical strong man softened by tactical reforms, blissfully ignorant before the fall, blown off in the violent winds of the Arab Spring. Having come to power in 1987 on the back of a coup against the 84-year-old …
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Biden Loses His Lead for The First Time in 2020 Primary
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-22
The Des Moines Register/CNN poll represents the first time Biden has been pushed out of the lead in a major Iowa survey.
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Trump Threatens to Veto First Ever Congressional Action on "Forever Chemicals"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-22
| A handful of multibillion-dollar chemical companies have waged war on our bodies and our environment for nearly 70 years without our knowledge or consent. Although the federal government — tasked with protecting the public and upholding the law [m…
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Philippines: Resist and end Duterte's fascist regime
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-22
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Sept. 20 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | Almost five decades ago, Ferdinand Marcos placed the entire country under martial law which launched his brutal dictatorial rule. For 14 years, the Filipino people resisted valiantly and fought on all arenas of struggle. Serving as the strongest bulwark of anti-fascist resistance, the Party and the New People's Army waged underground and armed struggle, inspiring and militating the Filipino people to unite and struggle for democracy. Culminating long years of anti-fascist resistance, the Filipino…
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As Arctic Sea Ice Disappears, What Happens to Ecosystems?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-22
| In winter 2018, the sea ice extent in the Bering Sea reached the lowest levels observed since 1850, when records began. By late April, warm, southerly winds left sea ice levels at just 10% of the 1981–2010 average for that time of year. In recent research, scientists studied how the unprecedentedly low ice cover affected ecosystems in the region. | As sea ice melts in the spring, it releas…
truthout.org/articles/as-artic-sea-ice-d…

Why Is Bill De Blasio Trying to Kill Me? New York's Mayor Claims to Be Progressive but Favors Drivers Over Bicyclists
Peter Maass | theintercept.com | 2019-09-22
I never expected that my skills as a war reporter would be relevant to my life as a dad in a Brooklyn, but that was before I started biking to work.
theintercept.com/2019/09/22/new-york-cit…

GM Workers Strike for Fair Pay as Executives and Investors Rake in Billions
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-22
| On Monday, September 16, nearly 50,000 General Motors workers across the United States went on strike, picketing for better wages, affordable healthcare, profit sharing, job security, and a pathway to permanent jobs for temporary workers. | Over the past 10 years, GM has gone from bankruptcy to record profits, paying out billions of dollars i…
truthout.org/articles/gm-workers-strike-…

Sanders Unveils Plan to Wipe Out All Medical Debt in US
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-22
| Pledging to end the "immoral and unconscionable" practice of collecting debt from families who have endured an illness or hospital stay, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday unveiled his plan to wipe out all medical debt in the United States. | The Vermont Independent senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate announced his proposal to eliminate the $81 billion in medical debt carried by American households days after asking his…
truthout.org/articles/sanders-unveils-pl…

Sadiq Khan calls Donald Trump 'poster boy for far-right around world'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-22
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called Donald Trump "
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/09/22/sadiq-kh…

Take the General Motors Oshawa Plant, "Save the Planet"
Russ Christianson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-22
It is a tragic irony that General Motors (GM) chose its hundredth anniversary in Oshawa to announce the December 2019 closure of its Oshawa assembly plant. This means the loss of over 15,000 jobs in Ontario: 2,200 GM assembly jobs, …
globalresearch.ca/take-plant-save-planet…

Study Estimates More than 100,000 Cancer Cases Could Stem from Contaminants in Tap Water
EWG | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-22
A toxic cocktail of chemical pollutants in U.S. drinking water could result in more than 100,000 cancer cases, according to a peer-reviewed study from Environmental Working Group — the first study to conduct a cumulative assessment of cancer risks due …
globalresearch.ca/study-estimates-100000…

European Parliament Adopts Resolution Assimilating Communism to Nazism
Francesco Maringià≤ | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-22
The single party that governs Italy and the European Union has approved a resolution (yet another) that aligns Nazism and Communism. This is not the first time, it had already happened in the past, in line with the hysteria launched …
globalresearch.ca/european-parliament-ad…

5G and the Wireless Revolution: When Progress Becomes a Death Sentence
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-22
"Without any 5G, without any expansion of 4G, without putting any radar units in cars, all of these things are being planned for us, I believe we'll be going…our reproduction will crash essentially to zero within probably about 2-3 years….5G, …
globalresearch.ca/5g-and-the-wireless-re…

Selected Articles: The Attack on Saudi Arabia's Oil Facility
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-22
Global Research, like many independent voices all over the globe, is feeling the effects of online measures set up to curtail access to our website, and by consequence, hinder our finances. We sail on despite the unpredictable currents and unfavourable …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-post…

'An Obligation to Make Radical Change': At Youth Climate Summit, Young Leaders Say Merely Listening to Science Is Not Enough
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-22
At the first-ever Youth Climate Action Summit at the U.N. headquarters in New York on Saturday, climate leader Greta Thunberg was joined by more than 600 young activists who were able to appeal directly to the U.N. secretary-general a day after helping to galvanize an estimated total of four million people at the Global Climate Strike—and the campaigners in attendance did not mince words. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/09/22/obligat…

Iowa Survey Shows Warren Leading Biden for First Time in Democratic Primary
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-22
The Des Moines Register/CNN poll represents the first time Biden has been pushed out of the lead in a major Iowa survey | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/09/22/iowa-su…

SF Climate Strike: Amazon Protest Contingent outside Brasilian Consulate
Brasil Solidarity Network and others | indybay.org | 2019-09-22
Brasilian Consulate, 300 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94104-1901…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/22/1882660…

Climate Strike: Sidewalk Protest for Climate Crisis in Santa Cruz, Sept. 24
Santa Cruz Climate Action Network | indybay.org | 2019-09-22
Sidewalk along Pacific Garden Mall, 1424-1498 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/21/1882653…

Youth Leads In Global Climate Strike
Photos and Text | indybay.org | 2019-09-22
Demonstrations throughout the Bay Area and the world in emergency climate protest…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/21/1882654…

Climate Strike: Sidewalk Protest for Climate Crisis in Santa Cruz, Sept. 26
Santa Cruz Climate Action Network | indybay.org | 2019-09-22
Sidewalk along Pacific Garden Mall, 1424-1498 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/21/1882653…

Climate Week: Nonviolent Direct Action Training in Santa Cruz
Extinction Rebellion Santa Cruz | indybay.org | 2019-09-22
El Rio Mobile Home Park, 2120 N Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2706, United States…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/21/1882654…

Climate Week: Faith in Our Future: Interfaith Conversation on Climate Change (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz Climate Action Network | indybay.org | 2019-09-22
Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/21/1882653…

Climate Week: Real Democracy Teach-in & Free Veg Dinner (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz Climate Action Network | indybay.org | 2019-09-22
Louden Nelson Auditorium, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz 95060…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/21/1882653…

Climate Week Talk: Author Jonathan Safran Foer, "We Are the Weather"
Climate One | indybay.org | 2019-09-22
Climate One, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco 94105…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/21/1882656…

Climate Policy Q & A Session with Senator Feinstein's State Director
Indivisible East Bay | indybay.org | 2019-09-22
Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/22/1882660…

International Day of Peace: "One Voice" Interfaith Choir Documentary (Walnut Creek)
Interfaith Council of Rossmoor | indybay.org | 2019-09-22
Fireside Room of Rossmoor Gateway Center | 1001 Golden Rain Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94595…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/21/1882653…

International Peace Day: Exploratorium Community Day with Free and Reduced Rates
Exploritorium | indybay.org | 2019-09-22
Exploratorium, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA, 94111…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/21/1882652…

The C.E.O> – A Fun Poem
Rene Sonsmann | indybay.org | 2019-09-22
BY RENE SONSMANN. SET: The play takes place in Heaven. The set is a bare stage. The stage is lit with a warm ethereal light. God is bathed in a strong spot light at all times. CHARACTERS: God and Adrian, a recently deceased arrival in Heaven. God is middle-aged, clean shaven, dressed in a bright Hawaiian shirt and pale blue chinos.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/22/1882660…

Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science
Scientists for future, Gregor Hagedorn | indybay.org | 2019-09-22
We are a group of internationally known scientists, from a variety of scientific fields (biology, neuroscience, psychology, medicine, psychiatry), who participated in an international summit on post-materialist science, spirituality and society. The summit was co-organized by Gary E. Schwartz, PhD and Mario Beauregard, PhD, the University of Arizona, and Lisa Miller, PhD, Columbia…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/21/1882653…

A Game-Changing China-Pakistan Proposal for the Afghan Peace Process
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-22
The time has arrived for China and Pakistan to take the lead in reviving the frozen Afghan peace process and replacing the US' leading role in it by unveiling a joint developmental plan to be implemented in the war-torn country …
globalresearch.ca/sino-pak-proposal-afgh…

India's Prime Minister Modi's Texas Trip Will Make a Mockery Out of American Democracy
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-22
Trump's participation in the "Howdy Modi" rally that will be held in Houston on 22 September during the Indian leader's nearly week-long trip to the US and represent the largest political gathering ever for a foreign head of state will …
globalresearch.ca/modi-texas-trip/568983…

Venezuela to Denounce US Blockade at 74th UN General Assembly
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-22
Venezuela confirmed Saturday that its delegation to the United Nations General Assembly will denounce the illegal blockade imposed by the United States government, as well as present the millions of signatures gathered from the international campaign 'No More Trump'. | RELATED | #NoMoreTrump Campaign Takes to Streets of Caracas | Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Ä&at…
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Young Climate Activists Held World Leaders Accountable at UN
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-22
Young climate change activists delivered a strong message to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Saturday: If elected officials do not take strong actions to combat climate change, they will be voted out of office. | RELATED: | Thousands Join World Climate Strike as UN Summit Approaches | Guterres gave around 500 youth activists the floor at the U.N.'s first youth climate change summit, an informal event aimed at connecting young activists and entrepreneurs with glob…
telesurenglish.net/news/Young-Climate-Ac…

Ahead of UN summit, leading scientists warn climate change 'hitting harder and sooner' than forecast
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-22
Top climate scientists issued a report on Sunday showing that over the last several years, sea-level rise, planetary warming, shrinking ice sheets and carbon pollution have accelerated; a sobering call to action for political leaders headed to New York for summit-level climate change talks tomorrow at the United Nations.
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Banks worth $47 trillion adopt new UN-backed climate, sustainability principles
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-22
Banks collectively with more than $47 trillion in assets, or a third of the global industry, signed up on Sunday to new United Nations-backed responsible banking principles in a massive boost for climate action and the shift from "brown to green" models of economic growth.
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Iran to Present Regional Security Cooperation Plan at UNGA
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-22
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday his country will present a regional cooperation security plan this week when he attends the United Nations General Assembly. | RELATED | US Sends Troops to Saudi Arabia Amid Row with Iran | Rouhani said in a speech commemorating the 39th Anniversary of the Iran-Iraq War that his country extends its "hand of friendship and brotherhood" towards nations in the region willing to cooperate in overseeing security in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz,…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-regional-se…

With 5 billion set to miss out on health care, UN holds landmark summit to boost coverage
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-22
Some five billion people risk missing out on health care in 2030, unless countries close glaring gaps in health coverage, a new report revealed on Sunday, as the UN prepares to host a landmark summit to speed up progress on universal health care.
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NOT 'the last thing millennials will see'! US military apologizes for 'Area 51 raid' meme with B-2 stealth bomber
rt.com | 2019-09-22
A US military unit was forced to apologize to UFO fans and alien enthusiasts for a tweet that suggested the government is ready to use B-2 nuclear-capable bombers to protect the secrets held inside the classified Area 51 facility. | Jumping on the hype train headed for the secretive air force base in Nevada desert, the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) flexed its meme muscles on Friday by tweeting a photo of a B-2 stealth bomber, accompanied by a chilling warning: | The last thing #Millennials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today. | In case anyone wanted to see the tweet in ques…
rt.com/usa/469334-area-51-military-meme-…

The US Just Killed 30 Innocent People in Afghanistan. Let's Pretend It Was London
Christian Christensen | commondreams.org | 2019-09-22
Thirty Afghan farmers were killed in a U.S. drone strike last week. (Photo: U.S. Air Force/Lt Col Leslie Pratt/Public Domain) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Stress, Overwork, and Insecurity are Driving the Invisible Workplace Accident Rate
María José Carmona | commondreams.org | 2019-09-22
Amazon delivery drivers are among the workers who are pressured to perform quickly for long hours, often risking injury. (Photo: David Ryder/Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/09/22/stress…

Hundreds of academics declare support for Extinction Rebellion
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-22
Extinction Rebellion climate emergencyIssue 1239 AustraliaSeptember 22, 2019We, the undersigned, represent diverse academic disciplines, and the views expressed here are those of the signatories and not their universities. | While our academic perspectives and expertise may differ, we are united on one point: we can no longer to…
greenleft.org.au/content/hundreds-academ…

America: A Land without Truth
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-22
It has been 17 days since a four-year study of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 by civil engineers was made available to the media. The study concluded that fire was not the cause of the collapse of …
globalresearch.ca/america-without-truth/…

"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?
globalresearch.ca/houthi-attack-on-saudi…

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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Highlights From the Biggest Climate Strike the World Has Ever Seen
Michael Nigro | truthdig.com | 2019-09-21
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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…

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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Beyond coping: How to find the strength to take on climate change
Stephanie Van Hook | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-21
It's hard to ignore not just the scientific reports, but also the on-the-ground reality of climate disruption. It's getting hotter and drier, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates we have about 12 years to reverse this direct trend. It's a challenge requiring us to come together as a mature and functional human family. | It's a tall order because at its root, the climate crisis is also the crisis of human relationship–how we relate to our own emotional states, those of others, and, ultimately, conflict. To solve problems with–not for–human beings, which is what this cris…
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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…

Chicagoans demand climate justice in massive #GlobalClimateStrike
Aaron Cynic | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-21
Thousands of Chicagoans marched and rallied across the city Friday as part of a massive global day of action to demand governments take action on climate change. | "My generation deserves a sustainable future. We are calling on the government to fight for us," said Lauren, a senior at Illinois science and Math Academy. "We need to act fast. We can't wait for policy to come. Our futures, our lives, are on the line." | Image credit: Aaron Cynic/NationofChange | Actions began as early as 7: 00am in the city, with several morning demonstrations feeding into a large march that began in Grant Park near noon, culminat…
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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…

U.S. to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia, Hold Off on Striking Iran
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-21
The move is a show of restraint after talk of all-out war amid major tensions over drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.
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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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Mother of assassinated activist Berta Cáceres speaks out against US-backed Honduran dictatorship
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-21
The Grayzone traveled to rural Honduras to visit the home of murdered activist Berta Cáceres. Anya Parampil sat down with…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/21/interview-mot…

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…

Brazil: Bolsonaro's Economic Freedom Act Includes Labor Reform
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-21
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday sanctioned the Economic Freedom Act (MPLE), mostly known as "the mini labor reform", a proposal whose main objective is to facilitate investments by reducing the regulations employers must comply with. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Wants to Pardon Police Officers Involved in Massacres |…
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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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Aurora ICE Warden Johnny Choate confronted at his home
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-21
Aurora, CO – Immigrant rights groups from the greater Denver area came together on September 19 to confront Johnny Choate, the warden of Aurora's notorious ICE detention facility, at his Aurora home. | Over the past several years, the Aurora detention facility, operated by private prison giant GEO and which many liken to a concentration camp, has become notorious for human rights abuses. There have been at least two recorded deaths as well as cases of denial of proper medication and poor medical treatment. Other practices include cover-ups and torture via solitary confinement of trans, gay and mentally ill detain…
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Venezuelan Army Dismantles 'Los Rastrojos' Base In Tachira
teleSUR, jg -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-21
Venezuelan authorities announced Saturday afternoon they had dismantled a telecommunications base of the Colombian criminal gang 'Los Rastrojos' in the state of Táchira, which borders Colombia. | RELATED: | Venezuela: More Evidence of Guaido Links to Paramilitaries | Venezuelan government official, Freddy Bernal said via his Twitter account that authorities…
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'The future of Earth is at risk': New drone footage of deforestation in Amazon shows cost of meat industry
Eoin Higgins | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-21
A new investigation from the group Mercy for Animals uses drone footage to reveal the scope of devastation in the Amazon rainforest for growing meat. | "Global demand for meat is destroying the Amazon rainforest," filmmaker Mark Devries says in a video highlighting some of the group's work. | The footage shows acres of recently deforested land, cleared for grazing pastures for cattle. | As Common Dreams has reported, the government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro…
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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…

New York activists demand: Never again to martial law in the Philippines
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-21
New York, NY – 25 people gathered September 20 at noon in front of the Consulate General of the Philippines in New York City to commemorate the 47th anniversary of martial law in the Philippines under the regime of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The action was called by BAYAN USA NorthEast, to say, "Never again to martial law," and to call attention to the continuation of state repression in the Philippines under the current, U.S.-backed Duterte regime. | Rodrigo Duterte's so called "war on drugs" has led to the killings, torture and imprisonment of many Filipino activists and human rights defenders, just like…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/21/new-york…

Police Bullet Kills 8-Year-Old Girl in Rio de Janeiro
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-21
The security policy implemented by Wilson Witzel, the Governor of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), brought about a new victim: an 8-year-old Afro-Brazilian girl, Agatha Felix, who lived in Fazendinha, a poor neighborhood located at the Complexo do Alemao, was hit by a military police bullet on Friday night and died on Saturday morning. | RELATED: | Murdered Activist Marielle Franco Nominated For Sakharov Prize | According to witness reports, Agatha was traveling inside a van to her hom…
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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…

The government just invested £100m in 'killer robots' carrying bombs used in Yemen
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-09-21
The second in a series of articles examining the latest government arms deals announcements. | From 10-13 September, London's ExCeL Centre hosted arms companies from around the world. Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) is the world's largest arms fair. As The Canary re…
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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. | 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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'A violent incident of huge magnitude': 2 dead, 8 injured in S. Carolina bar shooting
rt.com | 2019-09-21
Two men were killed and eight more people injured in a shooting at a bar in Lancaster, South Carolina, which local law enforcement described as a "violent incident of huge magnitude." | Shots were reportedly fired both inside and outside a sports bar in the Twin Pines area of the city at around 2.45am local time, but police are not sure how many shooters were involved. | Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said the shooting was "witnessed by lots of people," many of whom left the scene before speaking with police. He's calling on any eyewitnesses to come forward "so those responsible for these deaths and inju…
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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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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…

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…
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Ghost post! Google creates world's most powerful computer, NASA 'accidentally reveals' …and then publication vanishes
rt.com | 2019-09-21
Google's new quantum computer reportedly spends mere minutes on the tasks the world's top supercomputers would need several millennia to perform. The media found out about this after NASA "accidentally" shared the firm's research. | The software engineers at Google have built the world's most powerful computer, the Financial Times and Fortune magazine reported on Friday, citing the company's now-removed research paper. The paper is said to have been posted on a website hosted by NASA, which partners with Goo…
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Big business won't save us from itself
Jim Hightower | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-21
Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote of being leery of a fast-talking huckster who visited his home: "The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons," Emerson exclaimed. | Likewise, today's workaday families should do a mass inventory of their silverware, for the fast-talking CEOs of 181union-busting, tax-cheating, environment-contaminating, consumer-gouging corporations are asking us to believe that they stand with us in the fight against… well, against them. | From Wall Street…
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Lend a hand: Here's a list of General Motors picket lines
Labor Notes Staff | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-21
This week 49,000 auto workers are walking the picket lines at General Motors factories across the U.S. in the biggest private sector strike in more than a decade. And you can help! | Despite flush profits, the company wants workers to pay more for health care, accept a raise lower than inflation, and continue its system of unequal tiers of workers. But GM didn't count on the solidarity of the rank and file. Strikers are making a stand for equality for temps and second-tier workers. | "We're not accepting concessions from a company posting billions of dollars of profit," said Shawn Edwards, a worker at the Detr…
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"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…

Father who confronted PM over NHS says daughter is doing better
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-21
A father who confronted Boris Johnson over the state of the NHS when the Prime Minister made a visit to a hospital has said that his daughter is doing better. | Omar Salem took the Prime Minister to task during a visit to a children's ward at Whipps Cross University Hospital, where his seven-day-old daughter was being treated. | Mr Salem claimed there were not enough doctors and nurses as he complained to the PM. | In a conversation lasting around two minutes, Mr Salem said the situation was "not acceptable". | Mr Johnson was visiting Whipps Cross University Hospital in north-east London when he was challenged by…
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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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Reiterating Call for Impeachment, Warren Accuses Congress of Complicity in Trump's Continued Abuses
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-21
Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused the U.S. Congress of complicity in President Donald Trump's continued abuse of power late Friday, after reports surfaced of his alleged attempts to solicit foreign meddling in the 2020 presidential election, and reiterated her demand that Democrats use their majority in the House to pursue impeachment. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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#NoMoreTrump Campaign Takes to Streets of Caracas
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-21
Thousands of Venezuelans gathered in front of the Venezuelan prosecutor's office in Caracas to support the government campaign that collected nearly 13 million signatures of those against the United States blockade against the South American nation. | RELATED: | Venezuela: More Evidence of Guaido Links to Paramilitaries | Vice President Delcy Rodrigues and Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza will give a letter and the signed petitions to the United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guter…
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At UN, youth activists press for bold action on climate emergency, vow to hold leaders accountable at the ballot box
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-21
Students and young activists on Saturday threw down the gauntlet to world leaders heading to United Nations Headquarters next week for high-level climate talks, demanding that they "stop wasting time" and work harder to curb carbon emissions, "or we will vote you out."
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UN chief urges restraint following reported Saudi-led assault in Yemen
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-21
Amid reports of a Saudi-led coalition airstrike near Yemen's port city of Hudaydah, Secretary-General António Guterres expressed concerns for the attacks in a Saturday statement attributable to his Spokesperson, Stephane Dujjaric.
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No aliens, no party: Poor turnout for Area 51 raid kills UFO fanatics' festival
rt.com | 2019-09-21
A planned mass raid on a US military site that was spawned by a joke Facebook post and drew alarmed warnings from the authorities ended in such an extravagant no-show of attendees that sideline events are being canceled. | Area 51, a US Air Force training base, has been the source of tremendous speculation about aliens for decades, centering on theories that the government has long covered up evidence of alien life after carrying out a range of experiments at the Nevada facility. | In early July, the Facebook event 'Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us' went viral after millions of people signed up to atte…
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Why Detroit Could Be the Engine for the Green New Deal
Eleanore Catolico | commondreams.org | 2019-09-21
Labor rights advocates joined the climate strike in Detroit on Friday. (Photo: SEIU Local 1/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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