2020-09-04: Social Media Postees

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Where was Osama bin Laden on September 11, 2001?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
On September 10. 2001, Osama was in a Pakistani military hospital in Rawalpindi, courtesy of America's indefectible ally Pakistan…
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Does 9/11 Still Matter? Conversations with Richard Gage and Michel Chossudovsky
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
First published on September 9, 2017 | Nineteen years ago next week, people in the United States got jolted out of their complacency and sense of security when two airplanes struck the Twin Towers, resulting in the collapse of those buildings, …
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Selected Articles: Covid-Gate, The Political Virus
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
A Green New Deal for Workers | By Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker, September 04, 2020 | The COVID pandemic and economic collapse have highlighted the race and class inequalities in our society. With more than 35 million jobs lost, millions …
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[Perspectives] Uché Blackstock: dismantling structural racism in health care
Aarathi Prasad | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
Uché Blackstock's father, a Jamaican immigrant, arrived in New York State, USA, aged just 17 years. "Like many young immigrant men, he had a variety of jobs", she recalls, "he was a mechanic, a refrigerator repair person, [and] he finally went to a Brooklyn college, where he met our mom." Her mother, Dale Blackstock, was a physician who went to Harvard Medical School and practised in Brooklyn, but had to fight her way to college. "She grew up in poverty here in Brooklyn, where I was born, and where I live.
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[Comment] Offline: Strengthening the voice of medicine in society
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
Do doctors have too much power? The influential French writer and philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy believes so. In his response to COVID-19, The Virus in the Age of Madness, Lévy complains that physicians have been transformed into "supermen and superwomen". They have been endowed by politicians and publics "with extraordinary powers". This bestowal of power is strange. For, Lévy argues, COVID-19 is nothing unusual–"that sort of disaster has always been with us". What is different this time is how we have reacted.
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[Correspondence] Clinical research in Chile: do not block the way of inquiry
Luca Valera, Paulina Ramos, Marcelo Barrientos, Fernando Altermatt, Sergio Ruiz, Rommy von Bernhardi, Mauricio Cuello | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
Clinical research in Chile has grown rapidly during the past 20 years because of various research studies that were conceived and done by Chilean researchers, or through multicentre clinical trials. Nevertheless, clinical research in the areas of neurodegenerative diseases, dementia, or those involving people with mental disabilities has been impeded by the enactment of Law 20.584 in 2012.1 This law regulates people's rights and duties concerning actions associated with their health care. Article 28 of this law states: "No person with a mental or intellectual disability, and who cannot express his or her will, ma…
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COVID-19 y la crisis de salud — El no ser Trump no es suficiente
Editor | workers.org | 2020-09-05
Una vez cada cuatro años, los dos principales partidos capitalistas de Estados Unidos obtienen medios ilimitados en horario de máxima audiencia, con mucho alboroto, para promover a sus candidatos a presidente y vicepresidente de Estados Unidos. La Convención Nacional Demócrata de cuatro días que terminó el 20 de agosto ofreció . . . | Continue reading COVID-19 y la crisis de salud — El no ser Trump no es suficiente at Workers.org
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Weekly News Review August 30th — Sept 5th
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-09-05
Editors Weekly Poke Last week, an article in the Tory backing Telegraph newspaper investigated different ways of calculating how well Britain has done so far in combatting the Covid crisis (source). It looked at the different ways across the world of calculating mortality rates of the pandemic. They interrogated case mortality rates, then excess deaths, …
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Tucson police kill Chicano teen as he attempts to surrender
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-05
Tucson, AZ – At 11 a.m. on August 26, undercover Tucson police officers set up a drug deal with a 17-year-old suspected of armed robberies. After the deal, the young Chicano, identified by the Tucson Police Department as Simon Pancho, realized it was a sting operation and attempted to run. Within four seconds he was hit with two bullets and died as medical help arrived. | On September 2, TPD released the body cam footage but the first four minutes is footage of the suspect's alleged crimes of armed robbery. What's more is the officer narrating the video used the phrase "at age 17, technically he is a juvenile" as…
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[Correspondence] Deep anaesthesia
Varun Suresh | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
I read with great interest the article by Timothy G Short and colleagues1 about their Balanced Anaesthesia Study that investigated mortality in older patients (aged ‚â•60 years) undergoing major surgery who were randomly assigned to light general anaesthesia (bispectral index [BIS] target 50) or deep general anaesthesia (BIS target 35). This trial showed no difference in 1-year all-cause mortality between patients assigned to light general anaesthesia or deep general anaesthesia. However, in addition to the limitations mentioned in Short and colleagues' discussion, I note certain other serious is…
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[Obituary] Maria Angela Brito de Sousa
Geoff Watts | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
Immunologist and leader in science. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, on Oct 17, 1939, she died there of COVID-19 on April 14, 2020, aged 80 years.
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[World Report] COVID-19 exacerbates violence against health workers
Sharmila Devi | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
Hundreds of incidents of violence and harassment have been recorded, but these are likely to be just the tip of the iceberg. Sharmila Devi reports.
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[Articles] Once-daily, subcutaneous vosoritide therapy in children with achondroplasia: a randomised, double-blind, phase 3, placebo-controlled, multicentre trial
Ravi Savarirayan, Louise Tofts, Melita Irving, William Wilcox, Carlos A Bacino, Julie Hoover-Fong, Rosendo Ullot Font, Paul Harmatz, Frank Rutsch, Michael B Bober, Lynda E Polgreen, Ignacio Ginebreda, Klaus Mohnike, Joel Charrow, Daniel Hoernschmeyer, Keiichi Ozono, Yasemin Alanay, Paul Arundel, Shoji Kagami, Natsuo Yasui, Klane K White, Howard M Saal, Antonio Leiva-Gea, Felipe Luna-González, Hiroshi Mochizuki, Donald Basel, Dania M Porco, Kala Jayaram, Elena Fisheleva, Alice Huntsman-Labed, Jonathan Day | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
Vosoritide is an effective treatment to increase growth in children with achondroplasia. It is not known whether final adult height will be increased, or what the harms of long-term therapy might be.
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[Clinical Picture] Survival of the fetus: cervical cancer and pregnancy, a challenging combination
Laura Levy, Jean-Yves Meuwly, Apostolos Sarivalasis, Chahin Achtari, Patrice Mathevet, Fernanda G Herrera | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
A 39-year-old woman–gravida 1, para 1–attended the emergency department of our hospital with a 7-day history of unexpected vaginal bleeding. She had no previous Pap smear results and she had not done a pregnancy test before she came to see us.
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[Correspondence] Lifting bans on pregnant girls in school
David K Evans, Amina Mendez Acosta | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
The debate about whether to permit girls to attend school after becoming pregnant has been in the headlines in Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and elsewhere.1 Advocates for permitting girls to remain in school affirm that education is a human right.2 Critics propose that permitting girls to return might encourage more adolescent pregnancy, even as countries seek to reduce adolescent childbearing.3 Evidence on the consequences of girls returning to school after they become pregnant is limited, and identifying the effect on subsequent outcomes can be challenging.
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[Correspondence] Deep anaesthesia — Authors' reply
Timothy G Short, Kate Leslie, Doug Campbell, Chris Frampton, Matthew T V Chan, Paul S Myles, Balanced Anaesthesia Study Group | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
We thank everyone for their interest in our study.1 We would like to reiterate that the Balanced Anaesthesia Study was an intention-to-treat randomised controlled trial designed to show a 2% absolute difference in mortality between groups. We aimed to confirm the finding from several observational studies that there is a roughly 20% increase in mortality in sick, older patients (aged ‚â•60 years) receiving deep anaesthesia.2…
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[World Report] Is India missing COVID-19 deaths?
Patralekha Chatterjee | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
Experts have questioned shortcomings and lack of clarity in vital registration, testing practices, and classification of COVID-19 deaths. Patralekha Chatterjee reports from New Delhi.
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NBA strike ignites sports-wide protest against police shooting of Jacob Blake
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-09-05
Kenosha, Wis., became the epicenter of the anti-racist struggle, after Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot seven times in the back at point-blank range by a white police officer on Aug. 23. Kenosha is 40 miles from Milwaukee, Wisconsin's biggest city. George Hill (left) and Sterling Brown read . . . | Continue reading NBA strike ignites sports-wide protest against police shooting of Jacob Blake at Workers.org
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[Correspondence] Deep anaesthesia
Salome Dell-Kuster, Luzius A Steiner, Jim Young | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
In a landmark trial, Timothy G Short and colleagues1 randomly assigned 6644 older patients (aged ‚â•60 years) undergoing major surgery to either general anaesthesia with a bispectral index (BIS) target of 35 or general anaesthesia with a BIS target of 50, while maintaining an appropriate mean arterial blood pressure. Short and colleagues1 assumed 1-year all-cause mortality to be 10% with deeper anaesthesia and powered their trial to detect an absolute risk reduction (ARR) of 2% (from 10% to 8%).2 However, the absence of a difference between the two groups does not mean that there is no difference…
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[Editorial] COVID-19: a new lens for non-communicable diseases
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
On Sept 19, 2011, global leaders met at the UN in New York, USA, to set an international agenda on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which cause three-quarters of global deaths. This was only the second time in history that the UN General Assembly had met to discuss a health issue (the first was for HIV/AIDS in 2016). In 2015, Sustainable Development Goal 3.4 set the ambitious target for countries to reduce their risk of premature mortality from NCDs by a third relative to 2015 levels by 2030. The Lancet NCD Countdown 2030, published on Sept 3, reveals that, among high-income countries, only Denmark, Luxembourg,…
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[Correspondence] Deep anaesthesia
Urvi Karamchandani | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
Reading the Balanced Anaesthesia Study,1 which found no difference in the 1-year all-cause mortality between light (median bispectral index [BIS] 47 ∑2 [IQR 43 ∑7–50 ∑5]) and deep (median BIS 38 ∑8 [36 ∑3–42 ∑2]) anaesthesia after major surgery in older patients at risk of postoperative complications, was a pleasure. The study aimed to recruit all patients older than 60 years with an American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) score of 3 or 4. However, the generalisability of Timothy G Short and colleagues' conclusion is limited by only 5% of patients having an ASA status of 4.
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[Correspondence] Deep anaesthesia
Christopher McNulty, Edgar Zamora, Stephen M McHugh | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
In their study, Timothy G Short and colleagues1 showed no difference in 1-year all-cause mortality in patients who were randomly assigned to a bispectral index (BIS) target of 35 versus a BIS target of 50. We feel that this study is important, but we have questions about the goal BIS values chosen for the two groups.
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PDF of September 3 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2020-09-05
Download the 12-page PDF. Sports-wide strike vs. police terror! Kenosha's labor history ALSO: Capitalism's Gulf nightmare; U.S. TikTok ban; 'I want change!' Voices from Kenosha; Raleigh solidarity with Jacob Blake; What to do about November; Editorial Are athletes workers? Editorial Behind the crisis. Editorials: DNC scrutinized; Abolish the police. TEAR . . . | Continue reading PDF of September 3 issue at Workers.org
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[Perspectives] Humankind neither nasty nor brutish
Michael Marmot | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
On a cold February day in Amsterdam in 2016, an Alfa Romeo stopped by a canal side. A woman got out of the driver seat and went to get her toddler out of the car. To her horror, she realised the car was still moving and jumped back into the driver seat. She was too late to apply the brake and the car glided into the canal. Ruben, a jeweller who heard her screams and saw it happen, grabbed a hammer, dashed from his shop, and plunged into the icy water. Meanwhile, three other men joined him in the water.
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Voice from Kenosha: Electoral politics is not nearly enough
| workers.org | 2020-09-05
By Omar Flores This article is an edited version of a talk by Omar Flores during the Aug. 30 UNAC Webinar: "After the DNC & RNC — We Can't Breathe! Keep it in the Streets — Against Racism, Evictions and War." Flores is with the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racism and . . . | Continue reading Voice from Kenosha: Electoral politics is not nearly enough at Workers.org
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The Latest Covid Testing Sabotage
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
On August 20, the Trump regime prohibited the FDA from regulating Covid-19 tests. This could cause bad tests and false results, as was possibly the purpose of the order. What better way to undermine faith in tests or to disappear covid than to have everyone test negative for it? If this sounds too conspiratorial to…
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US joblessness crisis worsens as nearly 900,000 file new unemployment claims
wsws.org | 2020-09-04
Millions of families' daily existence has been reduced to the struggle for bare necessities as hunger continues to grow.
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CDC is ordering a ban on some residential evictions till December, 31, 2020
By Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-09-04
CDC Eviction Ban Order That Goes Into Effect on 9/4/2020:…
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Journalists Have Paved Assange's Path to a US Gulag
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
Court hearings in Britain over the US administration's extradition case against Julian Assange begin in earnest next week. The decade-long saga that brought us to this point should appall anyone who cares about our increasingly fragile freedoms. A journalist and publisher has been deprived of his liberty for 10 years. According to UN experts, he…
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"Unprecedented" transfer of personal NHS information to shady tech Co's
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-09-04
By Mary Fitzgerald and Corri Crider — Originally published at TruePublica on June 8th 2020: Hours before facing court proceedings from openDemocracy over its massive NHS COVID-19 data deal with private tech firms, the UK government has caved to pressure and released all the contracts governing its deals with Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and controversial AI …
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Is the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) (Australia, India, Japan, US) Intent of Provoking Proxy War with China in the Solomon Islands?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-04
The leader of the Solomon Islands province of Malaita announced earlier this week that his region will seek independence from the central government due to its disagreement with the capital over the latter's recognition of Beijing last year as the …
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Is the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) (US, Australia, India, Japan) Intent on Provoking Proxy War with China in the Solomon Islands?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-04
The leader of the Solomon Islands province of Malaita announced earlier this week that his region will seek independence from the central government due to its disagreement with the capital over the latter's recognition of Beijing last year as the …
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Richard Wolff: The Declining Empire With Chris Hedges
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-04
On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff discusses the following: Denmark's new taxes on banks and rich people to help workers doing dangerous jobs; West Virginia AG sues Walmart and CVS for complicity in opioid scandal; and US State Department urges universities to sell shares in Chinese corporations. On the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff interviews author and journalist Chris Hedges on signs of the declining US empire.
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Fracking Company Has Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico Without Penalty
Dahr Jamail | zcomm.org | 2020-09-04
New Mexico is faced with this fundamental issue: Does it fill its coffers with blood money, sacrificing the health of its people in order to reap funding from the oil and gas industry? Or does it hold accountable an entire industry that is poisoning its people and the Land of Enchantment?>…
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"We Are the 99%": Occupy Wall Street Activist & Author David Graeber, Dead at 59, in His Own Words
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-04
Upon the death of acclaimed anthropologist and anarchist David Graeber, we feature his 2011 interview on Democracy Now!, two days after the Occupy encampment began. Graeber helped organize the initial Occupy Wall Street protest and was credited with helping to develop the slogan, "We are the 99%." "The idea is the system is not going to save us; we're going to have to save ourselves," says Graeber. "So, we're going to try to get as many people as possible to camp in some public place and start rebuilding society as we'd like to see it." He also discusses how his influential book "Debt: The First 5,000 Years" make…
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"Death Is on the Ballot": Lessons for the US, 50 Years After Allende's Socialist Revolution in Chile
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-04
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the election of socialist President Salvador Allende in Chile, a significant moment in the history of political revolutions. We speak with Chilean American author, human rights defender and poet Ariel Dorfman, who was cultural and press adviser to Allende's chief of staff in the last months of his presidency, about how the revolution used peaceful means to bring about radical change in Chile and beyond. "Allende's revolution, which was a peaceful revolution, was the attempt to put the resources of the country and the future of the country into the hands of the majority," Dorfma…
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How Fascism Works: Trump's "Law & Order" Is Lawlessness, Fueling Racist Violence & Chaos
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-04
As President Trump openly embraces the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon and promotes "law and order" while refusing to condemn armed followers of his who target antiracist protesters, we speak with Jason Stanley, Yale philosopher and scholar of propaganda, author of "How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them." Stanley says Trump built a cult of personality within the Republican Party, as evident during the Republican National Convention, and has moved the United States steadily into authoritarianism during his term. "Fascism is a cult of the leader who promises national restoration in the face of supposed t…
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A Green New Deal for Workers
Howie Hawkins | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-04
What is proposed below is a Green New Deal for Workers ( M.C. GR Editor) | *** | Workers in 2020 have a unique …
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Banksy refugee rescue boat saves lives, spreads hope
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-04
Refugees & migrants Chloe DSIssue 1279 Australia anti-immigration policies MV Louise MichelSeptember 4, 2020On August 29, hundreds of people were rescued by humanitarian vessels after…
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Roaming Charges: Sometimes They Choke
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
Living in America while black, Hispanic or Native American is a comorbidity and you can count on being blamed for your own death, whether you're killed by a cop or COVID-19.
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With US AWOL, NATO Allies rattle sabers
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-09-04
Turkish Ruling Party says Greece is now a Rogue State…
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[UPDATED] Venezuelan Government Invites Int'l Observers as Opposition Splits Over Elections
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-09-04
Opposition leaders Juan Guaido and Henrique Capriles have traded accusations in recent days.
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Ecuador: Arauz Questions the Rejection of Correa's Candidacy
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-04
The Union for Hope (UNES) presidential candidate Andres Arauz Thursday questioned the decision of the National Electoral Council (CNE) to reject Rafael Correa as a candidate for the vice presidency in the February 2021 elections. | RELATED: | Ecuador Continues To Contract Debt Amid Social Discontent | The 35-year-old leftist leader argued that the electoral authorities have both Correa's electronic signature for his registration as a candidate and his indubitable acceptance of that…
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The Stage Is Set for A Venezuela October Surprise
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-04
The hybrid war against Venezuela is intensifying as the U.S. presidential campaign is heating up. The Trump administration and its Venezuelan and international allies have set the stage for an October surprise, a possible attack by the United States or one of its proxies designed to boost President Trump's reelection. The attacks on Venezuela are coming from multiple dimensions, including overt military pressure, economic pressure, covert operations, and disinformation campaigns. All of these are elements of a hybrid war that has sought to overthrow the government of President Nicolás Maduro over the past years,…
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The Doctor Is SO In
Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2020-09-04
This would again be funny if it weren't for the fact that an unqualified doctor with no infectious disease experience is now on the White House team that is in charge of leading the coronavirus response.
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Trump Knows What He's Doing — He Needs to Go Now
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
This is an actual statement from the President of the United States in a recent interview with his fellow far-right white nationalist Laura Ingraham of Fatherland (FOX) News: "Black Lives Matter is a Marxist organization…The first time I ever heard of Black Lives Matter, I said, 'That's a terrible name.' It's so discriminatory. It's bad for Black people. It's bad for everybody."
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Trump Knows What He's Doing — He Needs to Go Now
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
Black Lives Matter is Not Marxist This is an actual statement from the President of the United States in a recent interview with his fellow far-right white nationalist Laura Ingraham of Fatherland (FOX) News:…
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Trump Knows What He's Doing — He Needs to Go Now
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
Black Lives Matter is Not Marxist This is an actual statement from the President of the United States in a recent interview with his fellow far-right white nationalist Laura Ingraham of Fatherland (FOX) News:…
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POLL: 66% of Young Muslims in France Want Blasphemy Punished by Law
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-04
26% do not oppose the assassination of cartoonists mocking Mohammed | Guillaume DUROCHER | With the beginning of the trial of 11 Muslims accused in the 2015 Charle Hebdo massacre, the notorious French newspaper is republishing the cartoons of Mohammed which got 12 of their colleagues murdered. Bernard-Henri Lévy and secularist establishment are celebrating this brave expression of free speech as a triumph of the Values of the Republic. | Meanwhile, this same politico-media establishment is condemning en masse the right-wing magazine Valeurs actuelles for publishing an alternative history in which a left-wing Blac…
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Protest of ICE data center in Williston, Vermont
Sara Brooks | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-04
Data center assists local cops in criminalizing immigrants.
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Trump is Worse Than Hitler
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2020-09-04
Cenk Uygur interviews Noam Chomsky…
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France Aims to Counter Turkish Influence in the Middle East by Gaining a Foothold in Lebanon
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-04
French President Emmanuel Macron has visited Lebanon for the second time in less than a month following the terrible blasts that destroyed Port Beirut. Macron first visited Lebanon on August 6, two days after a warehouse with 2,750 tons of …
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Israel's Friends at the RNC: 'Christian Zionists' Dictate the Agenda of the Republican Party
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
It is difficult — and futile — to argue which American president has historically been more pro-Israel. While former President Barack Obama, for example, has pledged more money to Israel than any other US administration in history, Donald Trump has provided Israel with a blank check of seemingly endless political concessions. Certainly, the unconditional backing…
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Scheer Intellience: The 1918 'Spanish Flu' Was A US Export
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-04
Don't say we weren't warned. As President Trump's subversion of science wreaks havoc with American society, the reappearance on bestseller lists of John Barry's 2004 classic work, "The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History," is a reminder that presidential irrationality is not unprecedented. On this week's installment of "Scheer Intelligence," Barry joins host Robert Scheer to compare the two pandemics and the United States' response to each. | Back in 1918, Woodrow Wilson was deprived of the jingoism card played by Trump in labeling the current worldwide scourge "the China virus" becaus…
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The Meaning of Allende's Triumph
Ariel Dorfman | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
Fifty years ago today, on the night of Sept. 4, 1970, I was dancing, along with a multitude of others, in the streets of Santiago de Chile. We were celebrating the election of Salvador Allende, the first democratically elected socialist leader in the world. President Allende's victory had historical significance beyond Chile. Before then, political…
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Video: Israeli Forces Rain Down Missiles on Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-04
The Israeli Air Force conducted a second round of missiles strikes on Syria in less than a week. | Late on September 2, Israeli warplanes launched missiles at the T4 airport in the province of Homs. According to Syria's state media, …
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Intra-Afghan talks set to begin in Qatar despite no end to violence
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-04
Hours before the Taliban negotiating team's arrival in Qatar on Thursday, three Afghan civilians reportedly lost their lives in a road mine blast in the country's Nangarhar province…
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Six complexities of these pandemic times
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-09-04
Social media, in March 2020, was awash with rumours. Swans and dolphins could be seen in totally deserted Venetian canals. A group of elephants marched into a village in Yunnan (China), drank corn wine, and went to sleep in a tea garden.
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Can U.S. Democracy Be Fixed?
Richard Falk | zcomm.org | 2020-09-04
Even in the unlikely event that all goes well procedurally, it is no time to gloat about the vindication of the American version of constitutional democracy…
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COVID-19 financial crisis: Indian family commits suicide
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
In another case of financial crisis due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, a family of five in western India was found dead in their home after committing suicide. A local police official said the family in Dahod district of Gujarat state was facing "financial crisis and incurred large sums of debt, which was made worse due to COVID-19.""The man, 42-years-old, his wife and three children killed themselves by poisoning," Hitesh Joysar, local police superintendent, told Anadolu Agency.The youngest of the children was seven years old."We're investigating the matter," Joysar added.India is the third worst-hit country…
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Revolution Is Being Institutionalized in the Federal Government
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-04
Most Americans are too removed from reality to be aware of the peril that they are in. Critical Race Theory, an anti-white doctrine designed to produce revolution in the United States in order to overthrow "white rule," has long held sway in the universities and public schools. On an Executive Order from former President Obama, critical race theory now has infiltrated the Federal government cabinet agencies including the Treasury and FBI within the Department of Justice. US government employees, if white, are required to attend Soviet-style self-denunciation "sensitivity training sessions" and acknowledge their i…
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A Silver Lining in the Rise of Neo-Fascism
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-04
The only benefit from the rise of neo-fascist leaders in heretofore democratic nations is that the various fascist, neo-Nazi, racial and religious supremacists, and far-right terrorists have reared their ugly heads to the degree where it is now easier to identify them and their circle of contacts and organizations. When the United States, Brazil, Colombia, Poland, Turkey, and other similarly afflicted nations return to political normalcy, the forces of the far-right, already self-identified, can be rolled up, stripped of their weaponry and access to the Internet as threats to public safety. These resurgent Nazis…
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He exposed police corruption, now cops won't leave him alone
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-04
The story of cop watcher Otto The Watchdog reveals how American law enforcement uses the criminal justice system to retaliate against critics and their families. But Otto is not alone, First Amendment activists, auditors and protesters all around the U.S. are feeling the blue backlash.
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California Passes Key Criminal Justice Reforms
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-09-04
California Passes Key Criminal Justice Reforms…
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CDC tells state governors to prepare for Covid vaccine before November elections
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-04
"Public health officials worry that the Trump administration is looking to roll out a vaccine prematurely, or at least to hype one, before the election as a way to score political points."
nationofchange.org/2020/09/04/cdc-tells-…

UK PM Johnson defends former Australian PM Abbott; no confirmation yet of trade job
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson responded to criticism of former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, reported to be in line for a job promoting British trade, by saying that Australia was a liberal country and had previously elected him.Abbott, who led Australia from 2013-2015, has attracted criticism from some British opposition politicians and media outlets over his views on homosexuality and gender following reports he was due to be appointed to Britain's Board of Trade.The government has not confirmed any appointment, but said he would bring huge expertise to a role as a trade adviser."This is a guy w…
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Weapons of Mass Consumption
Steve Brodner | thenation.com | 2020-09-04
Weapons of Mass Consumption…
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Chile: Left-Wing Party Presents Bill to Prevent Police Brutality
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-04
Chile Democratic Revolution (Revolución Democrática) political party and the Foundation Eyes of Chile (Ojos de Chile) on Friday presented a bill to the Lower House to prevent Chilean Police (Carabineros) from using bullets and pellets, as well as sound and tear guns. | RELATED: | Chile: Copper Workers Demand Rights Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic | "We have presented this bill so that the tragedy of human rights violations that we saw recently and that five international reports ac…
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Labor Day 2020: Workers Need Power
Kathy Wilkes | progressive.org | 2020-09-04
Let's think carefully about elected officials who really have our backs and who are just playing us.
progressive.org/op-eds/labor-day-workers…

On Brexit, EU needs to accept UK is independent now, British source says
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
The European Union is slowing down Brexit trade negotiations and should understand that its demands on state aid and fishing are not compatible with Britain's status as an independent country, a British source close to the negotiations said."We have been clear from the start that we are seeking a relationship that respects our sovereignty and which has a free trade agreement at its core, similar to the one the EU has with Canada," the source said."We have also consistently tried to move discussions forwards but have been prevented from doing so by an EU which insists that everything must go at the pace of the mos…
yenisafak.com/en/news/on-brexit-eu-needs…

Foreign journalists, contract employees ultimate losers in fight for control over taxpayer-funded global news network
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-04
The situation is dire for those foreign journalists, who are fearing a backlash from the security establishments and violent non-state actors in their home country where association with US government agencies such as VOA are not looked upon favorably.
therealnews.com/columns/foreign-journali…

Trump Threats to Anti-Doping Agency May Result in Sanctions on US Olympics Team
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-04
Due to threats that the Trump administration made earlier this year to withhold funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the United States may face punishments in the international sporting world. | However, Witold Banka, the head of WADA, sought to assure U.S. athletes on Friday that their participation in such events, including in the Olympics next year, would not be jeopardized due to political disagreements between the agency and the U.S. | The White House's Office of National…
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Black Strategists Are Needed Now More Than Ever
Marc Bayard | thenation.com | 2020-09-04
Black Strategists Are Needed Now More Than Ever…
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"DEFUNDSFPD" March and Demonstration from Mission HS Targets Police Station
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-09-04
Mission High School activism continues with march through the Mission and rally at Mission police station.
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Labor Day under Coronavirus and Depression: What is Our Government Doing to Labor?
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-09-04
Bozeman Daily Chronicle ArcaMax InsideSources See article on original site America has lost more than 12 million jobs in the last six months. An estimated 12 million people have lost their employer-sponsored health insurance during the worst pandemic in a century. Tens of millions report not having enough to eat. But one month ago, tens …
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What to Expect in Trump's America
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
"'The big backlash going on in Portland cannot be unexpected." — President Trump, Tweet President Trump is extending his narrative from Make Me Great Again to Law & Order and protecting suburban women from low renters. Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to focus the narrative on the coronavirus pandemic and the economic downturn, both…
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Unity Within the Fasces
Clark T. Scott | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
It has been said that the freemasons may have believed that a person's spiritual wellbeing could be improved through exposure to representations of (what are believed to be) divine geometric proportions in architecture — even if the person thus exposed had no consciousness of the power of the geometry. This leads me to wonder if…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/unity-within…

At least 3,000 virus cases reported in Eurasia, Central Asia
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
Novel coronavirus infections and deaths continued their upward trend across Eurasia and Central Asia on Friday.- UkraineUkraine registered 2,723 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 130,951, Health Minister Maxim Stepanov said.The death toll rose to 2,761 as 51 more people died of the virus. Most recently 937 people recovered and the nationwide recoveries hit 60,613.More than 67,500 people are currently receiving medical treatment in Ukraine, where the number of cases has been on the rise since August.- UzbekistanThe Health Ministry in Uzbekistan said in a statement that 215 more peopl…
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Surviving the Virus: a Glyph
Ed Sanders | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
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Deplatforming Trump's Party
Christopher Brauchli | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
Statesman, yet friend to truth! of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honor clear; Who broke no promise, served no private end, Who gain'd no title, and who lost no friend. — Alexander Pope, Moral Essays, letter to Mr. Addison It is impossible to consider the entire document. It is, after all, 81 pages in…
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Murderers for Trump
Tom H. Hastings | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-04
In the end, the opposition to Trump will either unite and learn nonviolent discipline or it is quite likely to fail to stop the death spiral of our democracy.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/04/murderers-…

PDF of September 3 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2020-09-04
Download the 12-page PDF. Sports-wide strike vs. police terror! Kenosha's labor history ALSO: Capitalism's Gulf nightmare; U.S. TikTok ban; 'I want change!' Voices from Kenosha; Raleigh solidarity with Jacob Blake; What to do about November; Editorial Are athletes workers? Editorial Behind the crisis. Editorials: DNC scrutinized; Abolish the police. TEAR . . . | Continue reading PDF of September 3 issue at Workers.org
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US police kill Portland shooting suspect during arrest
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
US law enforcement forces shot and killed a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a pro-Trump supporter in Portland, Oregon Thursday night during an arrest, according to a report. | Michael Forest Reinoehl, self-described "100% Antifa" supporter was shot by officers during an encounter in Lacey, Washington, four law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation told The New York Times anonymously. | Antifa, short for "antifascist", is a far-left anti-fascist political activist movement that became popular in the US following the white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in Augu…
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Biden's platform for workers: Labor law-breakers to jail
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-04
WASHINGTON –A $15 federal minimum wage, equal pay for equal work, no trade pacts like the job-losing old NAFTA, support for public schools and teachers, repeal of so-called "Right To Work" laws. And enacting the Protect the Right to Organize Act with a twist: Real tough penalties for labor law-breakers, including "criminal penalties" for repeat …
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The RNC and DNC are over/ Now what to do about November?
Teresa Gutierrez | workers.org | 2020-09-04
The Democratic and Republican national conventions have come and gone. If someone asks who cares, the answers would be diverse and interesting. Do these conventions matter? Does the 2020 presidential election matter? One could easily answer no; they really do not matter. However, what does matter is that almost 1,000 . . . | Continue reading The RNC and DNC are over/ Now what to do about November? at Workers.org
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Trump's "Law and Order" Is Feeding Racist Violence and Chaos
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-04
As President Trump openly embraces the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon and promotes "law and order" while refusing to condemn armed followers of his who target antiracist protesters, we speak with Jason Stanley, Yale philosopher and scholar of propaganda, author of How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them. Stanley says Trump built a cult of personality within the Republican Party, as evident during the Republican National Convention, and has moved the United States steadily into authoritarianism during his…
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Impeachment seems forever ago, but Trump's Washington still a swamp of corruption
Joel Wendland-Liu | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-04
In December 2019, Republican Party leader Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives on two corruption counts. The impeachment hearings charged that Trump abused his power as president to manipulate Ukraine's government into creating evidence against his political opponents, which he could use in this year's campaign. Numerous high-level diplomats and officials …
peoplesworld.org/article/impeachment-see…

Global Warming Could Make Viruses More Lethal, Study
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-04
Switzerland's Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology on Friday said that global warming could make viruses more lethal and harder to control. The American Chemical Society's Environmental Science and Technology journal published the study. | RELATED: | Zimbabwe Announces New Cooperation Program With China's Huawei | "This implies that microbial water quality may be worse in warm regions, and the health risks posed by viruses will be greater," said environmental chemistry prof…
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25 years after Beijing's Women Conference, significance 'undimmed'
news.un.org | 2020-09-04
Exactly 25 years after the historic world conference in Beijing on the advancement and equality of women, the head of the UN gender empowerment agency declared on Friday that "its significance is undimmed".
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Trump Denies Reports of Calling Vets "Losers" as More Outlets Corroborate Story
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-04
President Trump is struggling to defend himself after an explosive report alleged he had belittled U.S. soldiers who died during wars as "losers." | The Atlantic published a scathing article Thursday evening quoting the current commander in chief disparaging veterans who died in wars, citing several sources with knowledge of Trump's statements. | In one account f…
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Property Values Matter. Bigly
Frank Joyce | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
White supremacy isn't just rooted in white people owning Black people. It's about white people owning the Native people's land too. There they went. Again. The opening night prime time proceedings of the Republican Convention prominently featured Mark and Patrice McCloskey. They are the couple who brandished guns at Black Lives Matter protestors in their…
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China Backs Venezuela's Right To Safeguard Sovereignty: FM
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-04
China stands with the Venezuelan people in their fight against COVID-19 and upholds the Venezuelan government's right to safeguard national sovereignty, and national dignity and development, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday. | Wang made the remarks while holding talks with his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza via video link. | RELATED: | Venezuela Requests Extradition of Mercenaries From Colombia | Noting that Latin America is one of the "epicenter…
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A False Flag Is Biden's Only Chance to Win
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-04
The Black Revolution is in full swing in the U.S. Over the next sixty days we will be treated to the greatest political show on Earth as the Democrats and their handlers in The Davos Crowd pursue the biggest lie since Climate Change. | The events of 2020 are lining up for a climax to this story that ends with only one outcome, a contested election which fuels a coup attempt after the election results come in on November 3rd. | And because of this now obvious plan, setting up a false flag around the election is the most likely means to produce election results close enough to support this course of action. | I'm n…
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Killing in Kenosha: 'Blue Lives' terror comes of age
Saul Foster | mronline.org | 2020-09-04
The killing of two Black Lives Matter protesters by a vigilante represents a new departure for violent reaction, argues Wisconsin activists Michael Billeaux.
mronline.org/2020/09/04/killing-in-kenos…

International Criminal Court (ICC) Condemns US Economic Sanctions. Washington's Interference in ICC Judicial and Prosecutorial Independence
International Criminal Court | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-04
The International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "Court") condemns the economic sanctions imposed by the US earlier today on the Court's Prosecutor and a member of her Office. | The new measures, announced pursuant to the US Executive Order 13928 dated 11 …
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South African health workers demand safe working conditions
Vyshakh T | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-04
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union of South Africa warned that its 200,000 public workers will strike on Sept. 10 if their concerns are not addressed.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/04/south-afr…

Biden Needs to Talk About Jobs on Labor Day. And Every Day
Jane McAlevey | thenation.com | 2020-09-04
Biden Needs to Talk About Jobs on Labor Day. And Every Day.
thenation.com/article/politics/biden-job…

Free Denzel!: San Diego's struggle to free a local organizer
Carter Lum | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-04
Police claim Draughn threw a teargas canister towards officers who had first launched the chemical weapon into a crowd of unarmed demonstrators.
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UN Says New Polio Outbreak in Sudan Caused by Oral Vaccine
Maria Cheng | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-04
These are excerpts of a an AP Report | The World Health Organization says a new polio outbreak in Sudan is linked to an ongoing vaccine-sparked epidemic in Chad — a week after the U.N. health agency declared the African continent …
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Spanish capital introduces new restrictions amid new coronavirus spike
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-04
The Madrid regional government is further restricting family reunions and social gatherings to curb a sharp spike in confirmed coronavirus cases as schools are set to reopen, although officials said that new infections in and around the Spanish capital were being brought under control.Authorities said an existing ban on outdoor meetings of more than 10 people is being extended indoors because most recent infections have been tied to gatherings in private homes.Attendance at funerals, burials, weddings and religious celebrations, as well as group visits to museums or guided tourism will also be restricted starting…
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Where Did the GOP Go?
Jim Hightower | zcomm.org | 2020-09-04
The Republican platform — and the Republican Party itself — has been reduced to one word: Trump…
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David Graeber Left Us a Parting Gift — His Thoughts on Kropotkin's "Mutual Aid"
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-04
David Graeber was my mentor and my closest friend for the last twenty years. We have participated in dozens of political projects and wrote several things together. He was by far the most brilliant person I have ever met. We all have a good idea or two, but David was always able to come up with many, sometimes in the same sentence. I have no doubt that he was the most significant anarchist thinker of my generation. | I have even less doubt that he was one of the most important anthropologists o…
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Coronavirus pandemic smashes tourism sector in EU
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
The tourism services sector in the EU fell by 75% in June on a yearly basis, while the total services sector posted a decrease of 16.4% due to the COVID-19 crisis, the 27-member bloc's statistical office said on Friday."Among the detailed sectors within the tourism sector, travel agencies and tour operators fell the most (-83.6%), followed by air transport (-73.8%), accommodation (-66.4%) and restaurants (-38.4%)," Eurostat noted.Recovery was seen in June versus April, the peak period of the pandemic, due to the reopening of economic activities.Since originating in China last December, the pandemic has infected m…
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In the Streets
Gary Wenkle Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-04
Protesting and rioting cannot occupy the same space. Black Lives Matter is fast becoming the ipso facto mother of the so-called Antifa. Riots in the streets will obviously require the use of force. Americans have been vocal on various sides of the issue, with some proclaiming the right to vigilantism, while others claim the federal …
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US economy gains 1.4M jobs; unemployment falls to 8.4%
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
The unemployment rate in the US dropped to 8.4% in August as the economy added 1.4 million jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.Data reflected the continued resumption of economic activity that was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to contain it, which pushed job losses to the Great Depression-era levels.The unemployment rate declined by 1.8% from 10.2% in July and the number of jobless Americans fell by 2.8 million to 13.6 million.August marks four consecutive months of the decline in both areas.The unemployment rate fell below 10% for the first time since March."In August, an inc…
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Less Than Half of Jobs Lost at Start of Pandemic Have Been Recovered
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-04
The August employment report showed the economy again adding back jobs at a strong rate. The reported gain of 1,371,000 somewhat overstates underlying strength since it includes the addition of 238,000 temporary Census jobs. However, even without these jobs, the gain would still be over 1.1 million. The unemployment rate dropped 1.8 percentage point to 8.4 percent, while the employment-to-population ratio (EPOP) rose 1.4 percentage point to 56.5 percent. (The Bureau of Labor Statistics warns that due…
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UNICEF to lead global procurement, supply of COVID vaccines
news.un.org | 2020-09-04
UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) will be leading procurement and supply of COVID-19 vaccinations to ensure that all countries have safe, fast and equitable access to initial doses when they are available, the agency has announced.
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The Weathering of Black America
Tracey L. Rogers | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
After Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968, his autopsy report revealed that at the young age of 39, he had "the heart of a 60-year old." Doctors concluded that King's heart had aged due to the stress and pressure endured throughout his 13-year civil rights career. A 13-year tribulation sounds more fitting. Along…
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Break the City Line education divide in Philadelphia
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2020-09-04
Philadelphia Inspired by their collective experiences during June protests for justice for George Floyd, high school students from both sides of the "City Line Divide" are challenging the education inequity between city and suburban schools here. City Line Avenue has historically served as a dividing line between West Philadelphia and . . . | Continue reading Break the City Line education divide in Philadelphia at Workers.org
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Interview with Mary Wareham, Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
Mary Wareham | zcomm.org | 2020-09-04
Interview on lethal autonomous weapons and Wareham's new HRW report, "Stopping Killer Robots," an incisive survey of country positions and policies regarding lethal autonomous weapons…
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Trump Regime vs. the ICC: the Wrong Side of "Sovereignty"
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
In June, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order providing for sanctions against persons who "have directly engaged in any effort by the [International Criminal Court] to investigate, arrest, detain, or prosecute any United States personnel without the consent of the United States." On September 2, The US regime imposed such sanctions on two…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/trump-regime…

'Cancel Culture' and the Fate of Community
Kim C. Domenico | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
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What the Indian National Congress Could Learn From the CPI(M)
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2020-09-04
Badri Raina recollects events from 1989, when he was invited to speak to CPI(M) politburo members after criticising the party for supporting China's assault on protesters at Tiananmen Square…
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RIP: David Graeber on Democracy
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
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Haulage bosses demand 'urgent' meeting with ministers over Brexit border fears
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-04
Haulage bosses have called for an "urgent" meeting with cabinet ministers over concerns there are "significant gaps" in the UK's Brexit border preparations. | Severe disruption anticipated: | Eight logistics organisations, including the Road Haulage Association (RHA), have written to Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove to highlight fears the UK-EU supply chain "will be severely disrupted" next year if issues are not resolved before Brexit. The group is seeking a roundtable meeting with Gove, chancellor Rishi Sunak, and transport secretary Grant Shapps to discuss areas including IT systems and physical bo…
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South Korean doctors end strike after deal with government
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-04
The Democratic Party government in South Korea signed a deal with the Korea Medical Association (KMA) on September 4, Friday, ending a two-week long doctors' strike in the country. A crucial part of the deal was the government agreeing to put on hold its controversial healthcare reforms during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Thousands of doctors, medical interns and trainees and medical students in South Korea went on strike from August 23, protesting the Democratic Party's healthcare reform plan introduced earlier this year. The uproar over the proposed reforms came at a time when the nation was grappling…
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The Last Third Party to Win: the Republicans, the Civil War, the "Slave Power," and The Current Crisis
Richard Moser | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
"Third parties can never win" or so you have heard a thousand times. Except — and it's one huge exception — under historical circumstances much like the conditions we currently face. We are living in a rare historical moment when the deep inner conflicts of the system can no longer be solved, compromised, or even…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/the-last-thi…

Biden to assail Trump on US economy as campaign enters more intense phase
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is set to criticize President Donald Trump's stewardship of the coronavirus-ravaged economy on Friday as both campaigns kick into high gear with less than two months to go to the Nov. 3 U.S. election.Early in the day, the U.S. Labor Department is scheduled to release its monthly jobs report, a key indicator of economic health that will provide some insight into the state of the country's recovery from the downturn sparked by COVID-19.Trump has seized upon the monthly reports as evidence that the recovery has been a dramatic one. But last month's report showed some slowdow…
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Thursday 9/10: Memorial for People Killed by Police and Vigilantes since the George Floyd Uprising
Memorial Committee | indybay.org | 2020-09-04
Lake Merritt Amphitheater (Oakland)…
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UNICEF to lead global procurement, supply of COVID vaccines
news.un.org | 2020-09-04
UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) will be leading procurement and supply of COVID-19 vaccinations to ensure that all countries have safe, fast and equitable access to initial doses when they are available, the agency announced.
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Friday 9/18: 30th Annual Autumn Moon Festival: Virtual Event
Eva Lee | indybay.org | 2020-09-04
Visit http: //www.moonfestival.org/ for more information.
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Trump's RNC: Insolvent Casino Royale
Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
A Trump Roll of the Dice I never thought Trump ran for president in 2016 because he wanted to lower the cost of prescription drugs for "our seniors," or because he wanted to start an itinerant ministry dedicated to criminal justice for ex-convicts, or institute school choice. Trump ran for the presidency to keep an…
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Black Lives Matter mourns and denounces another killing by LA sheriffs
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-04
Los Angeles, CA – Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles called for justice for Dijon Kizzee at their weekly "DA Jackie Lacey Must Go" protest, September 2. Many families, victims of LAPD and LA sheriff killings and brutality, as well as organizations like Centro CSO, gathered outside of the offices of Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey. | Dijon Kizzee was shot over 20 times in South LA on the evening of August 31, over an unspecified vehicle code violation while riding a bicycle with a bundle of clothes. In the police version, Kizzee dropped a handgun when the altercation turned viole…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/4/black-liv…

Post Fact-Checker Buys Trump's "Just Joking" Defense on Eliminating Social Security
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-09-04
Donald Trump routinely says outlandish things and then when he is called on them, he or his staff insist he was just joking. To take some recent favorites, people may recall his "joke" about injecting people with disinfectant at a press conference a few months back. And then there was the joke about telling his …
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The Case for Israel as a Criminal Enterprise
Dan Lieberman | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-04
After UAE-Israel deal, missing is that the Emirates bewildering moment and the shattered Palestinian moment are due to a misrepresentation of what is called the Middle East conflict. The misrepresentation has led to a fallacious approach for rectification, and an impasse for obtaining peace with justice. Even the terminology seems incorrect. Is this a conflict …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/the-case-for-…

Sunday 9/6: Listen Up, Libby!
YAR | indybay.org | 2020-09-04
Meet at Dimond Park Playground, Oakland…
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Wrecking Utah: No 4-Lane Highway Through the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area
Chris Krupp | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
State and local officials in southwest Utah are asking the federal Bureau of Land Management to approve the bulldozing and carving of a new 4-lane highway through the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. The request comes less than a dozen years after Congress designated the conservation area to protect habitat for the imperiled Mojave desert tortoise,…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/wrecking-uta…

The Politics of Looting
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
On May 29th, in response to growing protests in Minneapolis, MN, following George Floyd's murder, President Trump tweeted, "When the looting starts, the shooting starts." Trump failed to inform his twitter followers that the term had originally been used by Miami police Chief Walter Headley in 1967 during hearing about crime in the city. His…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/the-politics…

U.S. sanctions ICC prosecutor for investigating its troops
teleSUR Desk | mronline.org | 2020-09-04
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement in response to an investigation on U.S. military crimes in Afghanistan.
mronline.org/2020/09/04/u-s-sanctions-ic…

Economy Adds 1.4 Million Jobs in August, Unemployment Falls to 8.4 Percent
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-09-04
Even with strong job growth the last four months, we have recovered less than half the jobs lost due to the pandemic. The August employment report showed the economy again adding back jobs at a strong rate. The reported gain of 1,371,000 somewhat overstates underlying strength since it includes the addition of 238,000 temporary Census …
cepr.net/jobs-2020-09/

Striking in the Coronavirus Depression
Jeremy Brecher | zcomm.org | 2020-09-04
In response to COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Depression, workers have developed unique strategies and forms of organization to protect their lives and livelihoods…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/striking-in-the-co…

America Under Fire
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
The surge into Portland of truckloads of vigilante Trump supporters who fired paint balls and pepper spray into protesters seeking racial justice has the potential of spreading to other cities as anything but a "well regulated militia." There is little doubt President Donald Trump is egging on his civilian troops, shouting encouragement to them with…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/america-unde…

Palestinian groups lay down time frame for national unity plans
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-04
All major Palestinian factions including Fatah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad met virtually to discuss major challenges and the need for unity. They have decided to convene a special session of Palestinian Liberation Organization's Central Council…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/04/palestini…

Black Labor Leaders Are Needed Now More Than Ever
Marc Bayard | thenation.com | 2020-09-04
Black Labor Leaders Are Needed Now More Than Ever…
thenation.com/article/economy/black-labo…

Imperial experts explore the unexpected effects of technology
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-04
Imperial academics looked to the future at Tech Foresight 2040, a virtual conference exploring how the latest tech advances could impact businesses.
imperial.ac.uk/news/203053/imperial-experts-explore-unexpected-effects-technology

By a thousand cuts, Trump trying to exterminate unions
Tom Conway | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-04
The author is president of the United Steelworkers. When Dan Hoskins tried to organize colleagues at an Oregon plant last year, vindictive managers marched him past as many workers as possible en route to a disciplinary meeting in the human resources office. The company wanted to create a climate of fear, Hoskins recalled, not only …
peoplesworld.org/article/by-a-thousand-c…

US COVID-19 Deaths Projected to Double to 400,000+ By January
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-04
Deaths could be reduced by 30% if Americans wore face masks, as epidemiologists advise. Yet, mask-wearing is declining, and due to seasonality and the public's lower risk perception, the current death rate of 850 per day could more than triple, the independent research institute noted. | RELATED: | Trump's Handling of COVID-19 Is Unsuccessful, Survey Says | Previously projecting 317,697 deaths by December 1, the institute, whose model has been cited by the White House Coronavirus Task…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-COVID-19-Deat…

French prosecutor seeking court appearance for ex-Macron bodyguard Benalla
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
The French prosecutor's department said on Friday that it wanted Alexandre Benalla, a former bodyguard to President Emmanuel Macron, to appear in court over allegations including the misuse of diplomatic passports and other charges.Benalla, who was sacked in 2018 after a video emerged of him beating a protester in Paris, had been under scrutiny over his use of diplomatic passports.
yenisafak.com/en/news/french-prosecutor-…

Portland Protest Killing Suspect Acted In Self Defense, Murdered During Arrest
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-04
Ever since a member of the right-wing "Patriot Prayer" group was shot and killed during a violent rally in downtown Portland August 29, the police investigation has reportedly focused on 48-year-old Michael Forest Reinoehl, an Army veteran and father of two who has provided what he called "security" at Black Lives Matter protests. | The Wall Steet Journal reported earlier that Reinoehl was a person of interest in the killing of Aaron "Jay" Danielson, who was taking part in a massive pro-Trump caravan that began in Clackamas earlier in the day.
popularresistance.org/portland-protest-k…

Princes of peace? Jared Kushner, MBZ and the Abraham Accords
Derek Royden | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-04
Considering the widespread worry that other countries might want to influence the upcoming American election, it might be worth mentioning how much the UAE has given to Donald Trump over the years, most recently through his son in law.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/04/princes-of…

'Redbone': Native American rock band shines in new graphic novel
Anthony Mangos | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-04
Los Angeles in the 1960s was a mecca for musical talent. Performers from many ethnic backgrounds were finally arriving at the forefront with exciting new styles and sounds. Redbone, a band consisting of four Native American musicians, officially formed in 1969, but their journey began many years earlier. Redbone: The True Story of a Native …
peoplesworld.org/article/redbone-native-…

America's Rubicon moment
Thomas Magstadt | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-04
Is Donald a duck?>…
nationofchange.org/2020/09/04/americas-r…

US' Theft Of Syrian Oil Has Very Little To Do With Money
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-04
Near the end of July, one of the most important recent developments in U.S. foreign policy was quietly disclosed during a U.S. Senate hearing. Not surprisingly, hardly anybody talked about it and most are still completely unaware that it happened. | Answering questions from Senator Lindsey Graham, Secretary of State Pompeo confirmed that the State Department had awarded an American company, Delta Crescent Energy, with a contract to begin extracting oil in northeast Syria. The area is nominally controlled by the Kurds, yet their military force, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), was formed under U.S. auspices and…
popularresistance.org/us-theft-of-syrian…

Racism is a Relation Between White People
Steve Martinot | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
In the midst of a pandemic, most people simply wish for a vaccine, a shot in the arm to make the threat of disease go away. These days, people adopt a similar attitude toward that other pandemic of racism and police brutality, the one that doesn't go away. Many people are wishing there was a…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/racism-is-a-…

Indonesia denounces provocative acts against Muslims
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
Indonesia strongly denounced the Quran burning during a rally in Sweden and the republication of offensive caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad by the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said those provocative acts offend hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world."Those acts are provocative, irresponsible, and contrary to the principles and values of democracy," she said during a virtual press conference on Friday.Moreover, those incidents will more likely disunite religious communities around the world, which adds an extra burden to the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Last Friday,…
yenisafak.com/en/world/indonesia-denounc…

Saturday 9/5: $100/pint dirt in situ, the case against land speculation
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-09-04
Online…
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Fracking Company Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-04
Penny Aucoin, her husband Carl Dee George, their son Gideon and their daughter Skyler have had their lives devastated by the fracking industry. | There was no oil and gas infrastructure where they lived when they moved to Carlsbad, New Mexico. But six years ago, during a massive expansion of drilling across the Permian Basin that spans West Texas and southeastern New Mexico — one of the most prolific oil and gas basins in the United States — the drilling began. | It was so loud they had to provide hearing protection for Skyler. Then when the flaring commenced, dead birds began literally falling out of…
popularresistance.org/fracking-company-m…

A complete cock-up by government
David King | zcomm.org | 2020-09-04
Interview on how the government consciously allowed Covid-19 to spread…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-complete-cock-up…

Focus: Fears Grow over China's Possible Massive Sales of U.S. Debt as Weapon
Tomoyuki Tachikawa | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-04
With Sino-U.S. tensions escalating over several security and economic issues, fears are mounting in the financial markets that China may massively sell U.S. government debt it holds as a weapon to choke the world's biggest economy. | If Beijing, which owns …
globalresearch.ca/fears-grow-china-possi…

Mali's Keita leaves hospital after meeting putschists
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
Mali's ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita returned home Thursday night after being visited by the military junta at the hospital where he was admitted due to a mini-stroke, local media reported Friday.Before his release last night, he was visited by Col. Assimi Goita, the military junta's leader, and his delegation. His health has improved and he was very satisfied with the visit of the military and expressed prayers and wishes for Mali, according to local sources.In addition to the stroke, the hospitalization was part of a medical checkup he should have, a source close to the family told Anadolu Agency on c…
yenisafak.com/en/world/malis-keita-leave…

Will Trump Administration Abandon NATO Alliance if Re-elected?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-04
Michael Crowley reported for the New York Times [1] Thursday, September 3, that American allies and former US Officials fear Trump could seek NATO exit in a second term. According to the report, | "This summer, Mr. Trump's former national security | …
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[Research Paper] Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children: A systematic review
Mubbasheer Ahmed, Shailesh Advani, Axel Moreira, Sarah Zoretic, John Martinez, Kevin Chorath, Sebastian Acosta, Rija Naqvi, Finn Burmeister-Morton, Fiona Burmeister, Aina Tarriela, Matthew Petershack, Mary Evans, Ansel Hoang, Karthik Rajasekaran, Sunil Ahuja, Alvaro Moreira | thelancet.com | 2020-09-04
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome is a new pediatric disease associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that is dangerous and potentially lethal. With prompt recognition and medical attention, most children will survive but the long-term outcomes from this condition are presently unknown.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30271-6/fulltext?rss=yes

Time for the Peoples Party?
Scott Owen | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
I'm glad that I was able to catch the last half of the Peoples Party Conventions live stream. The first speaker I caught was Tim Black. Dramatically pulling his notes from his pocket, he put it quite succinctly, "Fuck Trump!" he said. It hit home. So frank, so honest, so heart-felt, and then he pulled…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/time-for-the…

This Labor Day, numbers tell why we must dump Trump
Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-04
Workers, their unions, their allies, and all progressive forces have much at stake in the elections that are less than two months away. Not since the Great Depression has there been so much at stake for them and, even before the obvious threat to democracy foisted upon the country by the Trump administration, there are …
peoplesworld.org/article/this-labor-day-…

Belarus DefMin says NATO activities forcing it to develop military response
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
Belarusian Defence Minister Viktor Khrenin said on Friday that Belarus was being forced to come up with a military response to NATO activities near its borders, the Interfax news agency reported.Tensions have risen in Belarus where the government has accused foreign powers of meddling in the country after a disputed presidential election last month that sparked mass protests.
yenisafak.com/en/world/belarus-defmin-sa…

Mainstream macroeconomics–pandemic edition
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2020-09-04
Right now, the United States is mired in an economic depression, the Pandemic Depression, not dissimilar to what happened in the 1930s and again after the crash of 2007-08.
mronline.org/2020/09/04/mainstream-macro…

The Zyprexa Papers: A Legal System for Drug Companies and Lawyers…Not the Public
Bruce E. Levine | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
On November 28, 2006, attorney Jim Gottstein received a phone call that would change his life. It would propel Gottstein into a legal war against the giant pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, who would retaliate against him for his release of Lilly's own documents about its drug Zyprexa. A U.S. District Court would rule that Gottstein had conspired to steal these documents, and Lilly would threaten Gottstein with criminal contempt charges.
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/the-zyprexa-…

Turkish foreign minister meets KRG head Barzani
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
The Turkish foreign minister met with the President of Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in the capital Ankara on Friday.In a Twitter post, Mevlut Cavusoglu said he hosted KRG President Nechirvan Barzani and his delegation.The Turkish minister said the two officials discussed bilateral relations and the joint fight against the PKK terrorist group.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will also receive Barzani at the presidential complex.Prior to his arrival in Ankara, Barzani met with French President Emmanuel Macron and held a round of meetings with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad, including Prime Minister Mustafa Al-K…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkish-foreign-mi…

Biden in Kenosha: Ignoring fascist killings, doubling down on identity politics
wsws.org | 2020-09-04
The Democratic presidential candidate treated the events in Kenosha as the product of racism, saying nothing about the murders of two white protesters against police violence.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/04/keno…

Eviction Abolition: the Time is Now
David Rovics | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
I have several questions for you. Can you imagine a society where the prospect of a forced eviction is considered completely barbaric, and is virtually or entirely unheard of in practice? Can you imagine the United States becoming one of those societies? And have you joined a local community group that is considering these questions…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/eviction-abo…

Stocks fall as numbers collecting unemployment benefits rise
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-04
San José, CA – On Thursday, September 3 the U.S. stock market took its biggest fall since in three months. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 800 points, or almost 3%. The broader S&P 500 index fell more than 3%, while the tech heavy NASDAQ index fell almost 5%. All of these measures of the stock market had been at or near record highs until their share drop. | On the same day, the Labor Department released their weekly report on unemployment insurance. While the usual seasonally adjusted measure of new claims for regular state unemployment insurance fell, it was not really comparable to the previ…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/4/stocks-fa…

Forced disappearance in Argentina: The case of Facundo Astudillo Castro
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-04
Finally it was confirmed that the body that was found days back, is Facundo Astudillo Castro who was disappeared four months ago. Questions remain of how and where he died and all evidence points to police involvement…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/04/forced-di…

COVID-19 numbers and plant growth insights: News from the College
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-04
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.
imperial.ac.uk/news/203473/covid-19-numbers-plant-growth-insights-news

Black-Led Resistance Movements Are Paving The Way For Reparations
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-04
Months after the police killing of George Floyd sparked racial justice protests around the world, Black Lives Matter activists are once again flooding the streets — this time in response to the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Among the demands that continue to ring out is the call for reparations, or payment to people of African descent. Several African countries — including Namibia, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo — have also joined the call, demanding reparations from European countries for the perpetration of genocide under colonialism.
popularresistance.org/black-led-resistan…

Bird at 100
David Yearsley | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
It is eerily fitting that last Saturday's centennial of modern jazz genius Charlie Parker's birth should have fallen in the midst of a global pandemic. To be recognized as an elite jazz musician in Parker's day was to be a called a "cat," yet he acquired the nickname of Bird. His troubled and truncated life…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/bird-at-100/

San Francisco Gets Ready for November 4
Shield Training and Faceoff | indybay.org | 2020-09-04
March for the Dead was a rehearsal for November…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/03/1883640…

Día Internacional de las Mujeres Indígenas: 5 septiembre
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-09-04
Día Internacional de las Mujeres Indígenas: 5 septiembre | Bartolina Sisa Vargas – Guerrera Aymara | Bolivia 1750 -5 September- 1782.
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The Milwaukee Bucks Strike Is Part of a Long Tradition of Athlete Resistance
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-04
"Everybody knows me. I'm the big basketball star, the weekend hero, everybody's All-American," Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (at the time, known as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor) said at a founding meeting of the Olympic Project for Human Rights in 1967. "Well, last summer I was almost killed by a racist cop shooting at a black [man] in Harlem. He was shooting on the street — where masses of people were standing around or just taking a walk. But he didn't care. After all we were just [Blacks]." | Abdu…
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Mass Surveillance Program Revealed By Snowden Was Illegal
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-04
Seven years after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the mass surveillance of Americans' telephone records, an appeals court has found the program was unlawful — and that the U.S. intelligence leaders who publicly defended it were not telling the truth. | In a ruling handed down on Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said the warrantless telephone dragnet that secretly collected millions of Americans' telephone records violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and may well have been unconstitutional.
popularresistance.org/mass-surveillance-…

The Power of Revolutionary Love
Vincent Emanuele | zcomm.org | 2020-09-04
Let us muster our collective love and pour it into the most important project in the history of mankind: saving the planet and species from certain peril…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-power-of-revol…

Tuesday 9/8: Justice For Dijon Kizzee
YAR | indybay.org | 2020-09-04
Meet at Mosswood Park Amphitheater…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/04/1883642…

China President Xi says he supports Beijing city in setting up pilot free trade zone
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday he supports the city of Beijing in setting up a pilot free trade zone to open up the service sector and digital economy, as well as scientific and technological innovation.Xi made the remarks while addressing the Global Trade in Services Summit of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services via video.Xi also said China supports the establishment of a global alliance of trade and services, and that China will further ease market access for the service sector.
yenisafak.com/en/news/china-president-xi…

Heidi Beirich on White Supremacist Violence, Howard Bryant on Black Athlete Activism, Sharon Lerner on Plastic Recycling and PR
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-09-04
Media…
fair.org/home/heidi-beirich-on-white-sup…

Austerity and Fascism
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
After four years on the outs with the establishment press, the national security and surveillance states and the PMC, one might imagine that Donald Trump is unelectable. And given near daily warnings of incipient fascism, one might imagine that the intellectuals and academics of the age are offering developed theories of its origins for all…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/austerity-an…

New family joins sit-in against PKK in SE Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
A father from Turkey's eastern Mus province on Friday joined the year-long sit-in protest against the YPG/PKK terror group.Mehmet Zeki Budak claimed that his son Yusuf was kidnapped and brought to the mountains by the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on Sept. 21, 2014.Telling that he has not heard from his son for the past six years, Budak added: "I have joined the protest to reunite with my son. I want my son from the HDP and will not leave until I have him."He said his son was all he got and that his wife became blind after their son disappeared."I want my son to get married and I want to become a grandfather. I…
yenisafak.com/en/news/new-family-joins-s…

Chile: Copper Workers Demand Rights Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-04
Chile's Federation of Copper Workers (FTC) warned on Friday that they would take action to protect their jobs if Codelco's executives jeopardize them amid the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Chilean Miners Reject Codelco's Privatization Attempt | The FTC said in a statement that "it will ensure the unrestricted defense of employment amid this pandemic," as tensions between the company's representatives and the miners have escalated in recent months over threats of massive layoffs and lac…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Codelco-Wo…

Trump dismissed US war dead as 'losers' and 'suckers' — report
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-04
Donald Trump made multiple disparaging remarks about members of the US military who had been captured or killed, and referred to the American war dead at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France as "losers" and "suckers", according to a report. The president said the story, first reported in the Atlantic, is "totally false".First hand knowledge: A senior Defence Department official with first-hand knowledge of events and a senior Marine Corps officer who was told about Trump's comments confirmed some of the remarks to the Associated Press, including the cemetery incident.The officials said he made the c…
thecanary.co/global/2020/09/04/trump-dis…

Lebanese struggle to rebuild homes: UK-based charity
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
The destruction of the Port of Beirut on Aug. 4 left over 190 dead, more than 6,000 others injured, and 300,000, or 5% of residents homeless.According to the latest report by Oxfam in Lebanon, harsh economic conditions have made it almost impossible for tens of thousands of people to recover.The cost of replacing one window, the charity noted, is now nearly ‚Ǩ420 ($498) and a door up to ‚Ǩ845 ($1011), while the minimum wage is just under ‚Ǩ380 ($449) a month."Huge inflation has meant the cost of basic materials needed to rebuild homes and businesses is out of…
yenisafak.com/en/world/lebanese-struggle…

Trump's 'America First' Vaccine Agenda May Leave Us Last
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-09-04
The American Prospect See article on the original site There is a very real possibility that China will have an effective vaccine against the coronavirus before the United States. China had four of the first eight vaccines to go into the final phase of clinical testing, so it's not far-fetched to think that they will …
cepr.net/trumps-america-first-vaccine-ag…

Prison-industrial complex: Harvard students demand divestment
Ted Kelly | workers.org | 2020-09-04
A student-led organization called the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign is fighting to dismantle the prison-industrial complex, starting with their own school's administration. Research has exposed that portions of Harvard University's $39 billion endowment are invested in the notorious prison profiteers GEO Group and Core Civic. The website of the campaign, . . . | Continue reading Prison-industrial complex: Harvard students demand divestment at Workers.org
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California legislature passes compromise pandemic anti-eviction bill
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-04
As the California legislature rushed to wind up a COVID-compressed session before a midnight Aug. 31 deadline, Governor Gavin Newsom, legislative leaders, and legislators who had fought throughout the year for much stronger protections announced they had reached a compromise to significantly protect tenants impacted by the pandemic from eviction for nonpayment of rent. The …
peoplesworld.org/article/california-legi…

Slaughtered Pups and Maimed Wolves in Idaho Demonstrate the Effects of Federal Delisting
CounterPunch News Service | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
BOISE, Idaho. Newly obtained records from Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) reveal that between January and September 2020, recreational wolf hunters, the IDFG and USDA APHIS Wildlife Services killed 35 wolf pups and juveniles in Idaho, some weighing as little 16 pounds, and likely only four to six weeks old. The new records…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/slaughtered-…

108 inmates test positive for COVID-19 in 'trailer jail'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-04
The jail was only reporting 78 active cases, but this number doesn't include people who were already released or those who's test results have not come in yet, so the real number is likely much higher.
therealnews.com/columns/108-inmates-test…

David Graeber is Gone: Revisiting His Wrongful Termination from Yale
Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
I am so very sad to hear that David Graeber died yesterday in Italy at the age of 59. David was not only brilliant, but he was genuine, accessible, and passionate. What a huge, immeasurable loss, could 2020 be any worse? Here is an interview I did with David in 2005 when he was wrongfully…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/david-graebe…

Environmental Justice for All
Paul Larudee | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-04
Read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, and Part X. We are all victims of a deteriorating environment and rapid climate change that spares no one from its effects. Already, tens of millions of people have been turned into climate refugees while hundreds …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/environmental…

A Thank You Note
Liza Featherstone | thenation.com | 2020-09-04
A Thank You Note…
thenation.com/article/society/asking-fri…

Trump tells supporters to commit a felony by voting twice
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-04
The GOP has been trying to tip the scales on U.S. elections for a long time, but efforts are becoming more brazen.
therealnews.com/stories/trump-tells-supp…

CDC issues emergency order pushing mass evictions off until January
wsws.org | 2020-09-04
The emergency order will not reduce rent payments nor prevent the accrual of late fees.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/04/evic…

Smart Ass Cripple: So What if Trump Can't Ride a Bike?
Mike Ervin | progressive.org | 2020-09-04
Insulting his abilities inevitably drags down disabled folks, too.
progressive.org/dispatches/so-what-if-tr…

COVID-19 impact on treatment for chronic illness revealed
news.un.org | 2020-09-04
The COVID-19 health crisis has caused massive disruption worldwide in diagnosing and treating people with deadly but preventable diseases, including more than one in two cancer patients, UN health experts said on Friday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/09/1…

Iran condemns sacrilegious cartoons by French magazine
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
Iran strongly condemned the republishing of sacrilegious caricatures insulting the Prophet Mohammad by a notorious French magazine.The provocative move by Charlie Hebdo, a left-wing French magazine infamous for publishing anti-Islamic content, has drawn widespread anger and outrage across the Muslim world.The caricatures were first published in 2006 by a Danish newspaper Jylllands Posten, sparking a wave of protests across the world then.Iran's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that any irreverence to the prophet of Islam or other divine prophets is "unacceptable" for Muslims of the world."The French magazine'…
yenisafak.com/en/news/iran-condemns-sacr…

India sets world record for daily coronavirus infections
wsws.org | 2020-09-04
With India now recording more than 75,000 new cases on average each day, it will soon overtake Brazil as the country with the world's second-highest number of COVID-19 infections.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/04/inco…

'I don't understand why Africa is still hungry': UN envoy's plan to transform food systems for all
news.un.org | 2020-09-04
Agnes Kalibata, the former Rwandan Minister for Agriculture, has been tasked with leading the first-ever UN Food Systems Summit. In an interview with UN News, she outlined her vision for a transformed international system that is more resilient, fairer, and less harmful to the planet.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/09/1…

Big Oil's Belated Conversion
Lee Hall | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
It's been a bad year for Big Oil. A decade ago, a barrel of oil could fetch around $100. This year, prices briefly touched zero. With coronavirus lockdowns partially lifted, crude is now selling for $40 — $45. BP says demand for fossil fuels will drop 50% to 75% by 2050. On cue, Unilever just…
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TENANT RIGHTS GROUPS BRACING FOR FLOOD OF QUESTIONS AROUND NEW STATE LAW
Posted by Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-09-04
Eviction Protections During The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic…
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A Democratic Convention for Acknowledging Pain, and for Healing
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2020-09-04
A Democratic Convention for Acknowledging Pain, and for Healing…
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Celebrating the Life of Samir Amin
Lau Kin Chi | mronline.org | 2020-09-04
For Samir Amin's anniversary on Sept 4, Global University for Sustainability invited Samir's friends to reminisce their interactions with Samir and celebrate the very rich life that Samir lived.
mronline.org/2020/09/04/celebrating-the-…

Erdogan marks 101st anniversary of Sivas Congress
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
Turkey on Friday marked the 101st anniversary of the Sivas Congress, a milestone on the Republic of Turkey's road to independence."On the 101st anniversary of the Sivas Congress, we express once again that our nation, which does not accept mandate and patronage, will protect this heavenly piece of land as a whole and will never let it divide," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a message.Erdogan said planning for the war was done at the congress in which Turkey declared that it will never submit to the occupying forces."The decisions taken at the Sivas Congress played an important role in the determination of…
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The US Needs a Coherent Strategy for Asymptomatic Testing
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-04
Dr. Sara Cody, health officer of Santa Clara County, California, was tired of seeing the same thing over and over again. Her contact tracers were telling people exposed to COVID-19 that they needed to get tested, but when some went to testing sites, health care providers turned them away because they didn't have any symptoms. | This posed a problem for Cody's work. Knowing if a contact was infected would help her department keep an accurate count of her county's coronavirus infection rate; also, if a contact te…
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Stop treating this like a normal election
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-04
Ignoring the unique threats Trump presents could destroy our democracy, warns professor Lester Spence.
therealnews.com/stories/stop-treating-th…