2020-09-05: News Headlines

_____ (2020-09-05). Assange's U.S. Extradition Hearing Resumes Monday; Public Needs to Step Up to Fight This War on Journalism. strategic-culture.org Only through our courage to truly confront injustice and act in solidarity with truthtellers, can we end this illegal prosecution of free press and reclaim our own democracy. | Nozomi HAYASE | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing is set to start on Monday, September 7 at the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court of London and could last three or four weeks. Assange

Raphael Satter (2020-09-05). U.S. court: Mass surveillance program exposed by Snowden was illegal. zcomm.org "Today's ruling is a victory for our privacy rights," the ACLU said in a statement, saying it "makes plain that the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records violated the Constitution."

Posted by Lynda Carson (2020-09-05). Tenant Rights Groups Bracing for Flood of Questions Around New State Law. indybay.org Eviction Protections During The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic…

A Guest Author (2020-09-05). Voice from Kenosha: Electoral politics is not nearly enough. workers.org 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 . . . |

By Lynda Carson (2020-09-05). CDC is ordering a ban on some residential evictions till December, 31, 2020. indybay.org CDC Eviction Ban Order That Goes Into Effect on 9/4/2020:…

Sunil Freeman, PSL 2020 Vice Presidential candidate (2020-09-05). CDC eviction moratorium offers partial relief. liberationnews.org Trump is no friend of the working class, but suddenly, with one sweeping decision that brings actual relief to desperate tenants, he has shifted the tone of the campaign.

David Rovics (2020-09-05). Eviction Abolition: The Time Is Now. dissidentvoice.org It's the beginning of the month. Do you know your neighbors? 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 …

Aaron Maté (2020-09-05). NBA All-Star David West on the walkout and standing up to racism, exploitation. thegrayzone.com Retired NBA All Star and 2x champion David West on the NBA walkout, the NCAA's cartel, and rejecting the demonization of China. David West, a retired two-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA Champion, discusses the NBA walkout over racist police violence; the challenges of activism in pro sports; his involvement in a new league challenging …

Andre Vltchek (2020-09-05). "Warrior" Steve Bannon arrested as Trump's America is Crumbling. dissidentvoice.org It often happens this way: extreme right-wingers, or call them 'ultra-conservatives,' either in the United States or Europe, suddenly fall from grace, after committing the most heinous crimes. Sometimes it is child abuse or sexual harassment, but most of the time, it is a corruption of tremendous proportions. In theory, in their own theory, it …

Michael Welch (2020-09-05). Does 9/11 Still Matter? Conversations with Richard Gage and Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca 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, …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-05). Where was Osama bin Laden on September 11, 2001? globalresearch.ca On September 10. 2001, Osama was in a Pakistani military hospital in Rawalpindi, courtesy of America's indefectible ally Pakistan…

Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker (2020-09-05). A Green New Deal for Workers. dissidentvoice.org Workers in 2020 have a unique opportunity to vote to put two fellow workers in the White House. Howie is a recently retired Teamster and Angela is a dump truck driver. We know the economic realities that working people face in the United States. This Labor Day we call for a better class of people …

yenisafak (2020-09-05). Material, moral assets should serve humanity: Turkish NGO. yenisafak.com Social benefits can only be achieved by putting people's material or moral assets at the service of humanity, a top authority from a Turkish charity group told Anadolu Agency to mark International Charity Day.By using one's own time, efforts or financial assets for the needy, charitable people help to also beautify their environment and the world they live in, said Durmus Aydin, secretary-general of Turkey's Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH).He said spiritually, the philanthropy is also an important part of religious or moral duties, and the charity, aimed at achieving social benefit, fulfills the basic needs…

The Canary (2020-09-05). Refugee rights activists gather in Dover amid fears of disruption from far-right. thecanary.co Protesters have gathered at the port of Dover to show their support for refugees reaching the UK in small boats.There were fears of violence ahead of Saturday 5 September with right-wing anti-immigrant groups also announcing their intention to assemble in the Kent town.It comes despite pleas from local MP Natalie Elphicke to "stay away" to prevent a second wave of coronavirus (Covid-19)."Refugees welcome": On Friday 4 September, the words "Rise above fear. Refugees welcome" were beamed onto the White Cliffs of Dover by humanitarian charity Freedom From Torture.A heavy police presence is in place in the tow…

_____ (2020-09-05). Venezuelan Businessman Arrested And Tortured At US Direction. popularresistance.org The businessman àÅlex Saab has said through a letter that he is being tortured daily by agents paid by the United States to make false statements against the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, and to sign his "voluntary" extradition to the North American country. | The Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported this Wednesday, September 2, that he had "exclusive" access to a letter written by Saab from the cell where he is being held irregularly on the African island of Cape Verde, a country that detained him at the request of the United States without respecting his diplomatic immunity and legal international…

Margaret Kimberley (2020-09-05). Freedom Rider: The U.S. is a racist militia. mronline.org U.S. cops are already racist and brutal, and any militia "infiltrators" would feel right at home.

Tamara Pearson (2020-09-05). Closure of Border to Refugees Spreads Misery as US Tourists Vacation in Mexico. zcomm.org Around 91 percent of migrants apprehended while trying to cross from Mexico into the U.S.'s Southwest border are being sent back within as little as two hours.

Aarathi Prasad (2020-09-05). [Perspectives] Uché Blackstock: dismantling structural racism in health care. thelancet.com 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.

RT (2020-09-05). Facebook bans AMERICAN accounts for interfering in foreign politics — a DC lobby group helped topple govts in Bolivia & Venezuela. rt.com When Facebook talks about busting foreign influence campaigns, Russia is usually painted as the villain. But the social media giant recently wiped out a host of pages interfering in Latin American politics — from Washington, DC. | CLS Strategies is one of many PR and lobbying groups that call the 'swamp' of Washington, DC their home. According to the company's own website, it "helps clients win where it matters most — in the halls of government, the marketplace, and the court of public opinion." | But behind the website's corpo-speak, CLS Strategies lobbies lawmakers on behalf of foreign politician…

Vincent Tsai (2020-09-05). Eyewitness NYC: Cops plow car into Daniel Prude protest. liberationnews.org Moments before the attack, New York City Police officers were videoed escorting a pro-Trump counter-protester into the same car.

Eds. (2020-09-05). First-ever U.S. Space Force doctrine calls for space supremacy, further militarism. mronline.org U.S. Space Command was created in 1985 by U.S. President Ronald Reagan to manage the "Star Wars" program: a U.S. Cold War plan to use space supremacy to menace the Soviet Union with orbiting battle platforms, powered by nuclear reactors and loaded with space-based weaponry like hypervelocity guns, particle beams and lasers.

Global Research News (2020-09-05). Selected Articles: Covid-Gate, The Political Virus. globalresearch.ca By The COVID pandemic and economic collapse have highlighted the race and class inequalities in our society. With more than 35 million jobs lost, millions …

John Bellamy Foster (2020-09-05). If humanity is to have any future at all. mronline.org The history of capitalism as a world system is punctuated by struggles for world hegemony between declining hegemonic powers and rising states, usually leading to world wars. We are now in such a period, which had been building for some time under Obama and is now being pursued much more openly and belligerently under Trump.

Monica Moorehead (2020-09-05). NBA strike ignites sports-wide protest against police shooting of Jacob Blake. workers.org 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 . . . |

RT (2020-09-05). Unexplained rock-melting forces buried deep underground cause powerful quakes along infamous San Andreas fault. rt.com Mysterious rock-melting forces buried much deeper below the Earth's crust than previously believed are the impetus for earthquakes along a notorious segment of the San Andreas fault in California, according to new research. | Experts in earthquake physics took a bottom-up approach to figuring out the cause of tremors along the infamous continental fault that runs through the Golden State. Along a particularly troublesome section of the fault they found that excitations buried much deeper than where quakes are typically monitored were the cause of major instabilities that provoke earthquakes. | "Most of Califor…

Eds. (2020-09-05). Ecosocialism: the elephant in the DSA room? mronline.org Allan Todd reviews Bigger than Bernie How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism by Meagan Day and Micah Uetricht, Verso…

Eds. (2020-09-05). For a new World Social Forum. mronline.org The World Social Forum will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2021. A group of participants of the first WSFs launched a call for the revival of the WSF, now with a new character: to change the WSF to change the world. From an open space to a space of action. The call is open to …

RT (2020-09-05). Outrage as white academic who faked black identities is ASKED to resign — her life of lies might not legally be enough to fire her. rt.com Colleagues of George Washington University history professor Jessica Krug have called for her to resign after the prestigious school was forced to stop short of firing her for pretending to be black throughout her academic career. | "The discipline of history is concerned with truth telling about the past," members of GWU's history faculty said Friday in a

RT (2020-09-05). Two 'Boogaloo Bois' charged for 'conspiring with HAMAS' in alleged plot to overthrow US government. rt.com Two men said to be linked to the 'Boogaloo' movement were charged for attempting to lend support to a US-designated terrorist group, allegedly offering guns and other assistance to federal agents posing as Hamas members. | Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 22, and Michael Robert Soloman, 30, were each slapped with charges for "conspiring and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization," the DOJ

Editor (2020-09-05). COVID-19 y la crisis de salud — El no ser Trump no es suficiente. workers.org 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 . . . |

Mike Walter (2020-09-05). The Heat: Global food security. america.cgtn.com President Xi tells the Chinese people to clean their plates in an effort to reduce food waste. Plus, we take a look at how India and countries in Africa are dealing with threats to food security.

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-05). Unprecedented US Economic Collapse and Reality Defying Market Bubble. globalresearch.ca For 24 straight weeks, over a million working-age Americans applied for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. | What's been going on since March is unprecedented in US history, likely more of the same ahead and perhaps the worst of times to come….

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-05). Was Alexey Navalny Incident an Anti-Russia False Flag? globalresearch.ca Was Putin critic Alexey Navalny's illness aboard a flight to Moscow a naturally occurring metabolic disorder as diagnosed by Russian doctors or something more sinister? | If the latter, was the incident manufactured to blame Russia for what no motive or …

_____ (2020-09-05). EU And France Call On US To Reverse 'Unacceptable' Sanctions Against ICC's War Crimes Investigators. popularresistance.org US sanctions against two International Criminal Court officials are "unacceptable and unprecedented" and should be reversed, said the EU's top diplomat, while the French foreign minister called them "a grave attack" on the court. | The sanctions are "unacceptable and unprecedented measures that attempt to obstruct the court's investigations and judicial proceedings," EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell said in a statement on Thursday. | The US should "reconsider its position and reverse the measures it has taken," Borrell added. | His comments came shortly after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yv…

Tony Cartalucci (2020-09-05). Lies of Omission: China's Xinjiang "Internment Camps", Extremist Terrorist Groups in Uighur-Xinjiang. globalresearch.ca For years now Western media and governments have maintained an almost ceaseless barrage against China over what they claim are networks of "internment camps" built and used in China's western Xinjiang region to persecute the Uyghur ethnic minority. | These claims …

Fight Back (2020-09-05). Tampa students protest for more Black faculty at university. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On September 2, students at the University of South Florida (USF) and concerned members of the Tampa community gathered at the house of Steve Currall, the current president of the USF, for a car protest demanding an increase in hiring Black faculty, specifically, professors and counselors. The protest was hosted by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). | Gareth Dawkins, a member of Tampa Bay SDS, discussed the new campaign to increase Black professors and counselors, which is coupled with a campaign to increase Black student enrollment: "USF needs to hire more Black faculty to not only i…

_____ (2020-09-05). Weekly News Review August 30th — Sept 5th. truepublica.org.uk 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, …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-05). Palestinian prisoner Daud Al-Khatib dies after 18 years in Israeli jail. peoplesdispatch.org Daud Al-Khatib died a few months ahead of his release. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society alleged that al-Khatib was not given proper medical care by the prison authorities…

Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News Service (2020-09-05). Journalists Fight Foot-Dragging by Oakland Police on Records Requests. indybay.org Citing a pattern of consistent stonewalling, investigative journalists have taken the Oakland Police Department to court to force it to comply with state public records laws.

Pan Africanism Today Secretariat (2020-09-05). Imperialism and neo-colonialism remain at the heart of Mali's political crisis. peoplesdispatch.org As regional and global leaders condemned the military coup on 18th August, 2020 which ousted Mali's President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita, thousands of people celebrated across the streets of the country's capital city of Bamako. The coup follows months of mass protests against the corrupt, French backed government of Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. | Mali's recent coup d'état followed months of protests after the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in March. This happened in the midst of heightened national and regional conflict and the devastating impact of Covid-19. The highly contested election results were ap…

Luca Valera, Paulina Ramos, Marcelo Barrientos, Fernando Altermatt, Sergio Ruiz, Rommy von Bernhardi, Mauricio Cuello (2020-09-05). [Correspondence] Clinical research in Chile: do not block the way of inquiry. thelancet.com 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…

The Lancet (2020-09-05). [Editorial] COVID-19: a new lens for non-communicable diseases. thelancet.com 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,…

_____ (2020-09-05). Springfield Says "No" To Biomass Power Plant. popularresistance.org Springfield, MA – More than 75 people gathered on the steps of City Hall on Thursday calling for an end to a long-proposed biomass project in East Springfield, saying it is a threat to public health and an environmental hazard. | Some of those speaking used he phrase "we can't breathe" in expressing their strong opposition to the wood-to-energy plant proposed by Palmer Renewable Energy LLC at 1000 Page Blvd. | Verne McArthur, of the Springfield Climate Justice Coalition, led the activists and residents in chants against the biomass project, including, "We will, we will, block you, block you."

Angela Davis (2020-09-05). On This Moment — And What Came Before. zcomm.org The protests offered people an opportunity to join in this collective demand to bring about deep change, radical change…

National Domestic Workers Alliance and others (2020-09-05). Sunday 9/6: Livestream Tribute to Essential Workers for Labor Day 2020 / Homenaje a lxs Trabajadorxs. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Laura Levy, Jean-Yves Meuwly, Apostolos Sarivalasis, Chahin Achtari, Patrice Mathevet, Fernanda G Herrera (2020-09-05). [Clinical Picture] Survival of the fetus: cervical cancer and pregnancy, a challenging combination. thelancet.com 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.

_____ (2020-09-05). 'Flowers For Moses Cemetery': Community Fights Desecration Of African Cemetery. popularresistance.org Bethesda, MD – Tucked behind a McDonalds on River Road, a major thoroughfare, is a deep pit, the site of an African cemetery that is being desecrated to build a self-storage facility. For four years, members of the community and supporters, the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition, have been fighting to stop the commercial project and create a museum instead to educate about the horrors that happened here. | Today, over 100 people converged at the construction site. They sang songs, held a ceremony to honor the dead whose bodies are being desecrated and placed flowers on the fence surrounding the construction site…

TANC (2020-09-05). Saturday 9/5: Life Over Rent: Our Needs Come Before Our Landlord's Profits. indybay.org Alameda County Superior Courthouse | 1225 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94612…

CJ Hopkins (2020-09-05). Demonstrations against "New Normal" in Berlin: The Storming of the Reichstag Building on 29 August, 2020. globalresearch.ca image Berlin August 1 protest | On March 21, 1933, the Nazi-controlled Reichstag passed a law making it a crime to speak out against the government. The "Regulations of the Reich President for Defense from Treacherous Attacks against the Government of …

_____ (2020-09-05). UAE, Oman And UK Tell Court US Seized Their Oil. popularresistance.org Shippers based in the UAE, Oman and the UK told a US court today they hold title to the cargoes seized by the US aboard four tankers that allegedly were transporting petroleum products from Iran to Venezuela. | The US Justice Department on 14 August said it took custody of 1.16mn bl of Iranian product aboard four Greek-owned, Liberia-flagged tankers — the Bella, the Bering, the Luna and the Pandi. The vessels were carrying cargoes — interchangeably described by US attorneys as gasoil, gasoline and refined oil — from Iran to Venezuela, the US said. The three companies said they had the right to "

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-05). US unilateralism, hegemony violating world peace, justice. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) — Criticizing the western countries' approach to peace and justice, a member of the Islamic World Peace Forum called on the pro-multilateralism countries to stand up against US unilateral and hegemonic moves.

Michael Marmot (2020-09-05). [Perspectives] Humankind neither nasty nor brutish. thelancet.com 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.

_____ (2020-09-05). Report: Georgia Wrongfully Purged 200,000 Voters. popularresistance.org A seven-year investigation of voter suppression in Georgia has found that the state likely removed 200,000 voters from its rolls who were, in fact, eligible to vote. The voters whose registrations were removed were also overwhelmingly concentrated in the counties comprising the Atlanta Metro area, according to initial findings released on Wednesday. | Conducted by the Palast Investigative Fund, which specializes in data journalism, and released by the ACLU of Georgia, the report reviewed more than 300,000 registered voters whom the state had purged from its rolls.

YAR (2020-09-05). Sunday 9/6: Listen Up, Libby! indybay.org Meet at Dimond Park Playground, Oakland…

yenisafak (2020-09-05). Pope to travel outside Rome for first time since coronavirus pandemic. yenisafak.com Pope Francis will next month visit the Italian town of Assisi, his first trip out of Rome since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country in February, and will sign a new encyclical, a spokesman for the Assisi Basilica said on Saturday.The encyclical, which is the highest form of papal writing, is expected to focus on what Francis believes…

_____ (2020-09-05). Robot Generals: Will They Make Better Decisions Than Humans — Or Worse? strategic-culture.org Michael T. KLARE | With Covid-19 incapacitating

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 (2020-09-05). [Articles] Once-daily, subcutaneous vosoritide therapy in children with achondroplasia: a randomised, double-blind, phase 3, placebo-controlled, multicentre trial. thelancet.com 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.

WSWS (2020-09-05). Federal task force kills suspect in slaying of right-wing Trump supporter in Portland. wsws.org Michael Forest Reinoehl, gunned down by a fugitive task force in Washington State on Thursday, had said he was being "hunted" by far-right groups coordinating with the police.

YAR (2020-09-05). Tuesday 9/8: Justice For Dijon Kizzee. indybay.org Meet at Mosswood Park Amphitheater…

Geoff Watts (2020-09-05). [Obituary] Maria Angela Brito de Sousa. thelancet.com 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.

Fight Back (2020-09-05). Tucson police kill Chicano teen as he attempts to surrender. fightbacknews.org 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…

Varun Suresh (2020-09-05). [Correspondence] Deep anaesthesia. thelancet.com 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…

Wayne Madsen (2020-09-05). A Silver Lining in the Rise of Neo-Fascism. thealtworld.com 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…

_____ (2020-09-05). Forced Disappearances and International Complicity in Preventing Accountability. strategic-culture.org On the Like other days scheduled for commemoration by the UN, the International Day of the Disappeared pays lip service to the victims and their relatives, but nothing tangible in terms of supporting the quest for justice and collective memory. The latter are particularly resonant in Latin America — the U.

_____ (2020-09-05). Washington State Police Target Black March Organizers With Arrests. popularresistance.org On Friday morning the Washington State Patrol (WSP) arrested nine people on suspicion of disorderly conduct during a protest that shut down the southbound lanes of I-5, congested Seattle streets, and backed up traffic to Bellevue. | Marchers say they block traffic to disrupt people living their day-to-day lives, and to bring the Black Lives Matter protest to where those people are. | Last week Morning Marchers shut down the Ballard Bridge. Yesterday, they shut down the southbound lanes on State Route Highway 99.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-05). 90% of armed forces' weapons needs supplied domestically. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Defense Minister said that more than 90 percent of the armed forces' weapons needs have been supplied domestically and the remaining 10 percent would not have a decisive impact on the country's defense power.

yenisafak (2020-09-05). Two terrorists neutralized in eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com Security forces neutralized two terrorists in an operation in eastern Turkey, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.The terrorists were neutralized along with weapons during an air-backed anti-terrorism operation in rural areas of the Van province, according to a statement.The operation is ongoing, the ministry added.Turkish authorities often use the term "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.The terrorists' affiliation was not mentioned, but the terror group PKK has been active in the region.In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK [mdas…

yenisafak (2020-09-05). Who is Rwanda's Paul Rusesabagina? yenisafak.com The arrest last week of Rwandan dissident Paul Rusesabagina on charges of terrorism, arson, kidnapping and murder was long overdue, according to analysts.- Alleged crimesAccording to the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), Rusesabagina had been the subject of an international arrest warrant, wanted on charges of serious crimes against unarmed, innocent Rwandan civilians in the southern districts of Nyaruguru in June 2018 and in Nyungwe, Nyamagabe district in December 2018.RIB said Rusesabagina is suspected of being a founder, leader, sponsor or member of extremist terror outfits including the Rwandan Movement for…

WSWS (2020-09-05). Rochester, New York police tortured and murdered a man in March, video shows. wsws.org Footage from body-cameras shows police tormenting Daniel Prude for several minutes while he lay naked, handcuffed and hooded on a freezing street.

yenisafak (2020-09-05). Iran schools re-open despite concerns over spread of virus. yenisafak.com Schools in Iran re-opened to 15 million students on Saturday after a seven-month closure despite concerns over increased spread of the novel coronavirus in the country."This year, we shoulder a heavier burden of responsibility toward our students," said President Hassan Rouhani, who oversaw the opening of schools in a video conference broadcast live on state television.Education and health are equally important to society, he said, but added that parents would not be forced to send their children back to school.Iranian media said that seminaries also reopened on Saturday to about 50,000 students.Several medical p…

Richard Falk (2020-09-05). Can U.S. Democracy Be Fixed? indybay.org To distract and divert, scapegoating becomes a core tactic of these moves away from democratic cohesion. In a world of inequalities and global warming, there has arisen a frightening receptivity to blaming the stranger or the other for the unfairness being experienced in the forms of inequality, economic displacement, and erosions of national identity.

Revolutionary United Front (2020-09-05). Tuesday 9/15: Bi-Weekly Community Meeting On Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests. indybay.org Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…

WSWS (2020-09-05). Trump campaign enlists army of poll-watchers to intimidate Democratic voters. wsws.org The Trump campaign hopes to mobilize among its "poll watchers" the militia and vigilante types who have been attacking those protesting police violence and racism.

The Canary (2020-09-05). Tories' plans to cut foreign aid criticised as 'morally reprehensible'. thecanary.co Cutting the UK's foreign aid budget would be a "devastatingly backwards step" which would send a "worrying message" to the rest of the world, Boris Johnson has been told. | A cross-party group of MPs has written to the prime minister demanding he urgently clarify rumours that spending in this area is to be reduced. | Fears have been raised that chancellor Rishi Sunak could row back on the commitment — included in the Conservatives 2019 election manifesto — to spend 0.7% of national income on foreign aid to compensate for the cost of the UK's coronavirus (Covid-19) response. | Warning the prime ministe…

_____ (2020-09-05). Group That Helped Draft Anti-BDS Laws In US Didn't Disclose Grant From Israel. popularresistance.org There's been a lot of talk about foreign governments intervening in our political process over the last few years, but some stories certainly don't permeate mainstream discourse. | A case in point was on display this week. The Forward reported that the Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) received a grant from the Israeli government for more than $100,000 last year. The IAF is a nonprofit that was established in 2007 to foster cooperation between pro-Israel forces and governments around the world. In 2014, the group helped develop South Carolina's anti-BDS law, which prohibits state entities from contracting with group…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-05). Pandemic Reflexes: Lockdowns and Arrests in Victoria, Australia. dissidentvoice.org Ugly. Rough. Police in the Australian state of Victoria muscling their way in. The father and children watching. It had all arisen because the pregnant mother in question had engaged in conduct defined as incitement. In a post on her Facebook page, Zoe Buhler had urged Victorians to protest the coronavirus lockdown rules over the …

yenisafak (2020-09-05). Pentagon chief says Trump has respect for troops, after report said he disparaged war dead. yenisafak.com U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that President Donald Trump respects American troops and veterans after a magazine report said Trump had called fallen U.S. military personnel buried in Europe "losers" and declined to visit an American cemetery because he thought it unimportant."President Trump has the highest respect and admiration for our nation's military members, veterans and families. That is why he has fought for greater pay and more funding for our armed forces," Esper said in a statement.Trump on Thursday strongly denied the report from the Atlantic magazine.The Atlantic reported that Trum…

Annina Claesson (2020-09-05). Finland Is Rallying Around a Six-Hour Workday — And So Should We. zcomm.org As the pandemic forces us to reassess how working life is organized, we should take up labor's historic call for a shorter workday.

Graham Peebles (2020-09-05). No Going Back: It's All Got to Change. dissidentvoice.org It's been a weird time, the last six months, and so it continues; perhaps it always was. It's certainly been an unjust violent mess in varying degrees of severity, for as long as most can remember. With selfishness, division and pleasure firmly in the driving seat, and the planet beautiful, slowly choking to death under …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-05). On third anniversary of Gauri Lankesh's assassination, Indian organizations vow to continue struggle. peoplesdispatch.org September 5 marks three years since progressive journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was assassinated in front of her house. A Hindu right-wing group Sanatan Sanstha is suspected to have carried out the murder…

Jessica Myers (2020-09-05). Experts fear pandemic could spur dramatic spike in homelessness. zcomm.org "It will be a bigger crisis than we can imagine if we don't act soon."

_____ (2020-09-05). The US Has Long Led The Assault On Human Rights. popularresistance.org The historical record on U.S. human rights policies, both domestic and international, is one of hypocrisy, deceit, and denigration. | Even in the field of civil and political rights that was recognized by the West, the record of abuse if horrific. | With the white national reconciliation ushered by the Hayes Tilden compromise that ended reconstruction after the civil war, racial terrorism and apartheid fascism in the Southern states was introduced and legally codified in the Plessy v Ferguson case of 1896. | Repression was not limited to the Black population. The bloody march of conquest across the country was co…

yenisafak (2020-09-05). Frenchman with incurable disease to livestream his death. yenisafak.com A Frenchman suffering from a rare and incurable condition is livestreaming his death on social media as he refuses to take food, drink or medicine after President Emmanuel Macron turned down his request for euthanasiaAlain Cocq, 57, who has been suffering from a degenerative disease for 34 years, has said he would livestream his death on Facebook from Saturday morning."So I have finished my last meal … I drink to your health one last time. The road to deliverance begins and, believe me, I am happy," Cocq said in a video posted on Friday night and shot from his medicalised bed at his home in Dijon, eastern Franc…

Extinction Rebellion (2020-09-05). Non-Violent Direct Action — Method or Madness? zcomm.org Non-Violent Direct Action has worked at points throughout history but does that mean it can work for Extinction Rebellion now?>

Project Censored (2020-09-05). Episode 105 — Avoiding The COVID-15 with Dr. Colleen Sweeney. projectcensored.org On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon discuss healthy approaches to quarantine during the COVID-19 shelter in place with University of California Davis' Colleen… | How do establishment media outlets frame and curate our reality? How prevalent is propaganda, and censorship in the US, at a time when we desperately need transparent factual reporting? In…

yenisafak (2020-09-05). Eurasia, Central Asia virus cases rise by over 3,400. yenisafak.com UkraineA record daily spike of 2,836 cases raised Ukraine's total to 133,787, according to Health Minister Maksym Stepanov.He said 50 more COVID-19 patients died over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 2,811, while recoveries increased by 1,036 to reach 61,649.At least 69,327 patients remain under treatment in Ukraine, the minister said.UzbekistanA total of 171 new cases brought Uzbekistan's overall count to 43,169, as three more fatalities moved the death toll up to 341.At least 40 more recoveries raised the total to 40,432.According to the Health Ministry, 2,396 patients remain under treatment and ar…

Richard Horton (2020-09-05). [Comment] Offline: Strengthening the voice of medicine in society. thelancet.com 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.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-05). New school year officially kicks off across Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday, symbolically and through a video conference, rang the bell of the beginning of the school year (2020-2021).

Target Liberty (2020-09-05). My Hospital Experience and What the Nurses Told Me About COVID-19. globalresearch.ca JB reports in: | I just got home from back surgery where I spent 4 days in the hospital to start the recovery process. I was able to have some really good conversations with the nurses that were caring for me. …

Jesse Myerson (2020-09-05). The End of the Voter-Consumer. zcomm.org The work of organizing a politically legible coalition of nonvoters is functionally the same as what's needed for the left to win elections…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-09-05). March and Demonstration to Defund SFPD Targets Police Station. indybay.org Mission High School activism continues with march through the Mission and rally at Mission police station.

_____ (2020-09-05). The Opposite Of A Cynic: David Graeber, 1961-2020. popularresistance.org David Graeber was kind of anti-cynic, at pains to point out how common acts of altruism, mutual support, sharing and solidarity were, and that their absence from accounts of the world — because they were invisible to, or undervalued by, the people who wrote those accounts — was intensely political. The motivation for that exclusion on the right might be thought obvious: those acts don't fit comfortably with the contemporary capitalist conception of the human being, a perpetually value-maximising agent of economic exchange. David might also point out how fragile that conception is — why else must…

MST (2020-09-05). Economy, education and politics. zcomm.org The pandemic has accelerated the consequences of the crisis on people, the forms of labor exploitation and natural goods…

yenisafak (2020-09-05). Pakistan's 'lonely' elephant is fit to be moved. yenisafak.com Pakistan's "lonely" elephant Kaavan has come one step closer to his rescue after a team of wildlife experts declared him "well enough" to be relocated to a sanctuary in Cambodia."Following the checks, which confirmed Kaavan is strong enough, steps will now be taken to finalize his relocation to an animal sanctuary potentially in Cambodia," said a statement on Saturday by Austrian-based FOUR PAWS International, a global animal welfare organization which examined Kaavan in the capital Islamabad to see if he is fit to travel."Due to malnutrition and lack of physical exercise, Kaavan shows visible signs of obesity. A…

David K Evans, Amina Mendez Acosta (2020-09-05). [Correspondence] Lifting bans on pregnant girls in school. thelancet.com 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.

El Cerrito Progressives (2020-09-05). Tuesday 9/8: Caravan for Black LIves Matter- El Cerrito. indybay.org El Cerrito Plaza BART n/e Parking lot at the corner of Richmond St. and Central Ave.

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-05). Ândia implode a própria Nova Rota da Seda. globalresearch.ca Houve época em que a Ândia vendia orgulhosamente a noàßà£o de que estabelecia uma Nova Rota da Seda só dela — a qual, partindo do Golfo de Om࣠para a intersecàßà£o da àÅsia Central e do Sul, permitiria acesso de …

Labor Video Project (2020-09-05). Covid, Death & Capitalist Crimes In California's Central Valley. indybay.org The growing pandemic in California's Central Valley including the eight deaths at Foster Farms is the focus of this program. Despite the fact that Governor Newsom and companies like Foster Farms were aware of the threat of the virus they refused protect the workers and their families. Cal-OSHA has less than 200 health and safety inspectors for California's 18 million workers.

_____ (2020-09-05). Why There Should Be A Pivot To Peace, Not War, With China. popularresistance.org A new international peace movement is being launched that opposes the new US military doctrine that is preparing this country for "major power conflict" with China. The doctrine of "major power conflict" will become a self-fulfilling prophecy unless the American people act to put the brakes on a doctrine/policy that is escalating global tensions, accelerating a new nuclear arms race, and eliminating accepted international arms treaties. While the Pentagon pivots toward preparations for major power conflict in Asia the non-stop demonization of China by the government and mainstream media has replaced an informed d…

Sharmila Devi (2020-09-05). [World Report] COVID-19 exacerbates violence against health workers. thelancet.com 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.

news.un (2020-09-05). End secret detention of rights defender, independent experts urge Pakistani authorities. news.un.org Independent UN rights experts have called on the Government of Pakistan to end the secret detention of a human rights defender, who has not been heard from in more than nine months.

_____ (2020-09-05). Did the Berlin Wall Just Fall in Montenegro? strategic-culture.org To some it may seem like hyperbole, but members of the victorious Montenegrin opposition could be excused for exclaiming late Sunday, August 30, 2020, that the

_____ (2020-09-05). In The Worst Of Times, The Billionaire Elite Plunder The Working Class. popularresistance.org Since March, more than 58 million people in the U.S. have filed for unemployment. The Internal Revenue Service now predicts that the U.S. economy will have almost 40 million fewer jobs in 2021 than they predicted before the pandemic, as a result of the prolonged economic depression. As it becomes widely recognized that the economy is not going to "bounce right back" into full activity — even when coronavirus cases do eventually decline — and that the current depression will continue for a long time, companies are doing anything they can to drive their stock prices higher.

Peace and Freedom Party, Alameda County (2020-09-05). Saturday 9/12: Suds, Snacks, and Socialism – BYO – Elections 2020, Part 1. indybay.org This is a virtual event.

Timothy G Short, Kate Leslie, Doug Campbell, Chris Frampton, Matthew T V Chan, Paul S Myles, Balanced Anaesthesia Study Group (2020-09-05). [Correspondence] Deep anaesthesia — Authors' reply. thelancet.com 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…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-05). Commemorating the legacy of slain Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh. peoplesdispatch.org On the anniversary of Gauri Lankesh's assassination by religious extremists in India, her sister Kavitha Lankesh talks about the progress of the court case on her murder; the state of Indian media today, and the legacy of her sister and father as fearless journalists.

yenisafak (2020-09-05). Morocco hosting talks between Libyan rivals: Source. yenisafak.com Morocco is hosting consultations between Libya's warring rivals to discuss ways of ending the country's 10-year conflict, a Libyan official said Saturday."Meetings are currently underway between committees representing the Libyan government and the Tobruk parliament in Morocco and other locations to discuss files related to the Libyan crisis," the official, who preferred to be unnamed, told Anadolu Agency.He said Morocco may host later a meeting between Khalid al-Mishri, the head of Libya's High Council of State, and Aguila Saleh, speaker of the Tobruk-based parliament.On Friday, al-Mishri spoke about unofficial…

Patralekha Chatterjee (2020-09-05). [World Report] Is India missing COVID-19 deaths? thelancet.com 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.

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-09-05). As violence subsides in eastern Sudan, activists allege vested interest behind conflict. peoplesdispatch.org The political and economic interests of many powerful people in the eastern Kassala State are reportedly pitted against the transfer of administrative authority from the military to the newly appointed civilian governor, Saleh Ammar…

_____ (2020-09-05). Over 100 Protesters, Legal Observers To Sue NYPD Over Violent Arrests. popularresistance.org More than 100 protesters and legal observers trapped by police in the NYPD's violent ambush of a peaceful march in the Bronx earlier this summer are now planning to sue the city, after Mayor Bill de Blasio declined to discipline any of the officers involved in the mass arrest. | At least 107 people have filed notices of claim with the city indicating their intent to sue over the police department's actions in Mott Haven on June 4th, Gothamist has learned. The bulk of the notices were delivered this week, which marked 90 days since the night of the incident, the cutoff for initiating legal action.

Jonathan Cook (2020-09-04). Journalists Have Paved Assange's Path to a US Gulag. counterpunch.org 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

Nozomi Hayase (2020-09-04). Assange's US Extradition Hearing Resumes Monday; Public Needs to Step up to Fight this War on Journalism. commondreams.org "Assange's US extradition case is a testimony to the deepening crisis of Western liberal democracy.," writes Hayase. (Photo: Claire Doherty/In Pictures via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-09-04). Mass Surveillance Program Revealed By Snowden Was Illegal. popularresistance.org 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.

Marilyn Bechtel (2020-09-04). California legislature passes compromise pandemic anti-eviction bill. peoplesworld.org 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 …

WSWS (2020-09-04). CDC issues emergency order pushing mass evictions off until January. wsws.org The emergency order will not reduce rent payments nor prevent the accrual of late fees.

_____ (2020-09-04). "Unprecedented" transfer of personal NHS information to shady tech Co's. truepublica.org.uk 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 …

sputniknews (2020-09-04). US Military Will Stick With Microsoft on JEDI Cloud Development. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US government is sticking with Microsoft to develop its JEDI Cloud supercomputing project despite a prior legal challenge from Amazon and an earlier injunction order issued by a federal court, the Department of Defence said in a press release on Friday.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-09-04). Trump EPA Chief Lays Out Vision for Agency Critics Warn Would Create 'Apocalyptic, Devastated Planet'. commondreams.org The agency chief suggested reigning in fossil fuel use will not help communities harmed by fossil fuel pollution. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-04). Is the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) (US, Australia, India, Japan) Intent on Provoking Proxy War with China in the Solomon Islands? globalresearch.ca 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 …

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-04). Is the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) (Australia, India, Japan, US) Intent of Provoking Proxy War with China in the Solomon Islands? globalresearch.ca 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 …

_____ (2020-09-04). Richard Wolff: The Declining Empire With Chris Hedges. popularresistance.org 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.

Dahr Jamail (2020-09-04). Fracking Company Has Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico Without Penalty. zcomm.org 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?>

Staff (2020-09-04). How Fascism Works: Trump's "Law & Order" Is Lawlessness, Fueling Racist Violence & Chaos. democracynow.org 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…

Staff (2020-09-04). Headlines for September 4, 2020. democracynow.org Key Model Projects 410,000 Dead in U.S. from COVID-19 by January 1, Trump Mocks Biden for Wearing Mask During Pandemic, COVID-19 Cases Surge on College Campuses, Amnesty: Over 7,000 Health Workers Have Died During Pandemic, 1,300 in Mexico, U.S. Marshals Kill Anti-Fascist Activist Suspected in Fatal Portland Shooting, Rochester Suspends Seven Officers Tied to Death of Daniel Prude, D.C. Protesters Condemn Police Killing of Black Teenager Deon Kay, Biden Visits Kenosha, Wisconsin, to Meet Family of Jacob Blake, L.A. Airport Workers Stage Die-In Calling for Benefits for Laid-Off Workers, Attorney General Barr Refus…

Staff (2020-09-04). "We Are the 99%": Occupy Wall Street Activist & Author David Graeber, Dead at 59, in His Own Words. democracynow.org 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…

Staff (2020-09-04). "Death Is on the Ballot": Lessons for the US, 50 Years After Allende's Socialist Revolution in Chile. democracynow.org 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…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-09-04). Roaming Charges: Sometimes They Choke. counterpunch.org 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.

Juan Cole (2020-09-04). With US AWOL, NATO Allies rattle sabers. zcomm.org Turkish Ruling Party says Greece is now a Rogue State…

Juan Cole (2020-09-04). What Was the Battle of Belleau Wood, the Slain Marines at Which Trump Called "Losers" and "Suckers"? commondreams.org This battle scene was painted in 1919 by artist Frank Schoonover of the Battle of Belleau Wood. (Credit: Public domain) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ricardo Vaz (2020-09-04). [UPDATED] Venezuelan Government Invites Int'l Observers as Opposition Splits Over Elections. venezuelanalysis.com Opposition leaders Juan Guaido and Henrique Capriles have traded accusations in recent days.

teleSUR (2020-09-04). Ecuador: Arauz Questions the Rejection of Correa's Candidacy. telesurenglish.net 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: | 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…

WSWS (2020-09-04). German court sentences members of leftist Turkish party to prison. wsws.org The verdict sends the message that anyone who is left-wing and/or opposes a regime allied with Germany can be imprisoned for years.

Paul Street (2020-09-04). Trump Knows What He's Doing — He Needs to Go Now. counterpunch.org 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."

_____ (2020-09-04). POLL: 66% of Young Muslims in France Want Blasphemy Punished by Law. strategic-culture.org 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…

WSWS (2020-09-04). The Socialist Equality Party denounces Trump's mass arrest of 2,000 immigrants! wsws.org The assault on immigrants across the United States is a threat to the entire working class.

Sara Brooks (2020-09-04). Protest of ICE data center in Williston, Vermont. liberationnews.org Data center assists local cops in criminalizing immigrants.

RT (2020-09-04). THAT's racist: California professor suspended, students offered emotional 'support' to remedy 'harmful impact' of CHINESE word. rt.com A communications professor at the University of Southern California has been reassigned after using a common Chinese filler word during a lecture, which black students complained sounded like a racial slur in English. | During a recent online lecture at the USC Marshall School of Business, Professor Greg Patton was explaining that Mandarin Chinese uses "that" the same way Americans use "like" or "um," as filler. | The word in Mandarin is "nega," and Patton's lecture prompted someone to complain that it sounded too much like an English derogatory term for people of African descent. | I cannot believe this is re…

Betsey Piette (2020-09-04). Break the City Line education divide in Philadelphia. workers.org 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 . . . |

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

Teresa Gutierrez (2020-09-04). The RNC and DNC are over/ Now what to do about November? workers.org 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 . . . |

RT (2020-09-04). Fresh drone VIDEO shows Beirut resembling Moon's surface one month after huge blast left 1,000s dead and injured. rt.com New drone footage captured by RT's video agency Ruptly reveals the devastation at ground zero in Beirut's port in detail, one month after the massive explosion which shook the Lebanese capital. | The video shows the port, where the now-infamous warehouse full of improperly stored explosives used to sit. The whole area was essentially flattened by the blast. No building was left standing, apart from massive grain silos that managed to withstand the explosion and even shielded part of the city. | Ground zero looks like a barren wasteland marked with the shells of buildings, buried under fragments of former wa…

Staff (2020-09-04). Stop treating this like a normal election. therealnews.com Ignoring the unique threats Trump presents could destroy our democracy, warns professor Lester Spence.

Joshua Frank (2020-09-04). David Graeber is Gone: Revisiting His Wrongful Termination from Yale. counterpunch.org 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

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2020-09-04). This Labor Day, numbers tell why we must dump Trump. peoplesworld.org 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 …

CounterPunch News Service (2020-09-04). Slaughtered Pups and Maimed Wolves in Idaho Demonstrate the Effects of Federal Delisting. counterpunch.org 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

Ted Kelly (2020-09-04). Prison-industrial complex: Harvard students demand divestment. workers.org 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, . . . |

RT (2020-09-04). On the road to herd immunity? Nearly 3 million people in England have coronavirus antibodies. rt.com Health officials announced a positive development in the UK's battle against Covid-19 on Friday, as new statistics revealed that almost three million people in England have developed coronavirus antibodies. | The fresh analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that, if everyone in the country was tested, around one in every 17 people in England would have antibodies for the virus that has claimed over 40,000 lives in the UK, according to official figures. | The latest household infection survey suggests that about 2.7 million people in England have developed some degree of immunity to Covid-19…

Lau Kin Chi (2020-09-04). Celebrating the Life of Samir Amin. mronline.org 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.

RT (2020-09-04). German military toxicologists find traces of Novichok in Russian opposition figure Navalny's blood, urine & skin — Der Spiegel. rt.com Specialists from Munich Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology have found Alexey Navalny had traces of a poison from the Novichok family in his system, as well as in a bottle he was carrying on the flight where he became unwell. | That's according to Gemany's leading news magazine Der Spiegel, which cited government sources. The report says the substance was found in the anti-corruption activist's blood and urine and also on his skin. The disclosure comes as Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, also on Friday, revealed that German authorities have promised to present to Russia concrete facts concerning t…

pip.hinman (2020-09-04). Banksy refugee rescue boat saves lives, spreads hope. greenleft.org.au

RT (2020-09-04). Russia scrambles EIGHT jets to intercept three US NUCLEAR-CAPABLE B-52 bombers testing Crimean borders over Ukraine & Black Sea. rt.com The Russian military launched eight fighter jets on Friday to intercept a fleet of American bombers approaching Crimea. The US mission included a provocative flight over Ukraine, with the focus squarely on flexing military muscle. | Russian air control detected three nuclear-capable US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers approaching the country's border on Friday, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense, in Moscow. Four Su-27 and four Su-30 fighters were quickly scrambled, and escorted the American aircraft away from Russian airspace. | "Violations of the state border of the Russian Federation by A…

RT (2020-09-04). Israel opens diplomatic relations with Muslim-majority Kosovo, while Serbia promises to move embassy to Jerusalem. rt.com Israel and Kosovo will establish diplomatic relations with each other, while Serbia will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Both moves came during US-backed talks in Washington. | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's press office announced his country's recognition of Kosovo on Friday, making Israel the 98th UN member state to recognize the former Serbian province. Kosovo, in turn, will recognize Israel, becoming one of only a handful of Muslim-majority countries to do so. | The move was announced as Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo's Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti met with US President Donald…

Lee Hall (2020-09-04). Big Oil's Belated Conversion. counterpunch.org 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

The Canary (2020-09-04). Spanish capital introduces new restrictions amid new coronavirus spike. thecanary.co 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…

Chris Krupp (2020-09-04). Wrecking Utah: No 4-Lane Highway Through the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. counterpunch.org 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,

Anthony Mangos (2020-09-04). 'Redbone': Native American rock band shines in new graphic novel. peoplesworld.org 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 …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-04). Forced disappearance in Argentina: The case of Facundo Astudillo Castro. peoplesdispatch.org 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…

CP Editor (2020-09-04). RIP: David Graeber on Democracy. counterpunch.org

RT (2020-09-04). Dutch appeals court finds Geert Wilders guilty of insulting Moroccans but acquits him of inciting discrimination. rt.com A Dutch appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that found right-wing politician Geert Wilders guilty of inciting discrimination against 400,000 Moroccans in the Netherlands, but found him guilty of insulting them. | The judge in the town of Schiphol near Amsterdam also rejected the prosecution's application for Wilders to be fined €5,000. | He said that the man has "already paid a high price for years for expressing his opinion." Wilders has been living under constant police protection for over a decade now, due to death threats provoked mainly by his criticism of Islam. | However, the court up…

Eve Ottenberg (2020-09-04). The Latest Covid Testing Sabotage. counterpunch.org 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

Ramzy Baroud (2020-09-04). Israel's Friends at the RNC: 'Christian Zionists' Dictate the Agenda of the Republican Party. counterpunch.org 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

Joel Wendland-Liu (2020-09-04). Impeachment seems forever ago, but Trump's Washington still a swamp of corruption. peoplesworld.org 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 …

Saul Foster (2020-09-04). Killing in Kenosha: 'Blue Lives' terror comes of age. mronline.org The killing of two Black Lives Matter protesters by a vigilante represents a new departure for violent reaction, argues Wisconsin activists Michael Billeaux.

David Ruccio (2020-09-04). Mainstream macroeconomics—pandemic edition. mronline.org 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.

Staff (2020-09-04). He exposed police corruption, now cops won't leave him alone. therealnews.com 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.

Richard Moser (2020-09-04). The Last Third Party to Win: the Republicans, the Civil War, the "Slave Power," and The Current Crisis. counterpunch.org "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

RT (2020-09-04). Likes for chunks? Istanbul-based influencer caught using luxury Lamborghini as… watermelon-selling counter (PHOTOS, VIDEOS). rt.com If your strategy for social media fame isn't yet fruitful, try following the lead of this rising Instagram star, who deems a mid-engine sports car fit to sell watermelons from and has grown his followers base into the bargain. | Always there for his loyal fans, both online and offline, the Iranian influencer The choice…

Tom Conway (2020-09-04). By a thousand cuts, Trump trying to exterminate unions. peoplesworld.org 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 …

CounterSpin (2020-09-04). Heidi Beirich on White Supremacist Violence, Howard Bryant on Black Athlete Activism, Sharon Lerner on Plastic Recycling and PR. fair.org Media…

Ed Sanders (2020-09-04). Surviving the Virus: a Glyph. counterpunch.org

Bruce E. Levine (2020-09-04). The Zyprexa Papers: A Legal System for Drug Companies and Lawyers…Not the Public. counterpunch.org 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.

Carter Lum (2020-09-04). Free Denzel!: San Diego's struggle to free a local organizer. liberationnews.org Police claim Draughn threw a teargas canister towards officers who had first launched the chemical weapon into a crowd of unarmed demonstrators.

RT (2020-09-04). Gov. Cuomo wants 4,000-strong 'social distancing' enforcement unit as NYC restaurants sue for $2 BILLION over indoor dining ban. rt.com Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would only allow indoor dining to resume in New York City if the NYPD sets up a task force to enforce social distancing rules, as restaurants sue authorities for $2 billion, citing "irreparable harm." | Cuomo addressed reopening businesses in NYC and elsewhere during a "If we open restaurants,…

RT (2020-09-04). A year after he became president with a landslide victory, fewer than half of Ukrainians now say they trust Volodymyr Zelensky. rt.com Some 49 percent of Ukrainian citizens have lost confidence in Volodymyr Zelensky, who became president with 73.22 percent of the vote last year. Nevertheless, he is still more trusted than the country's parliament and government. | According to a survey by non-governmental think tank, the Razumkov Center, along with the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, 49 percent of polled Ukrainians distrust Zelensky, while just 44 percent still trust him. | A total of 75 percent do not trust the Verkhovna Rada, the country's parliament, and 72 percent distrust the government. Respondents also showed a lack of…

George Wuerthner (2020-09-04). How Livestock Differs From Wildlife. counterpunch.org Livestock advocates often state that cattle and sheep have merely "replaced" the native herbivores. And since plants are "adapted" to herbivory from native grazers, then "obviously" livestock grazing is compatible with ecosystem preservation. Some even go so far to claim that plants "need" to be grazed. There are several things wrong with these assumptions. First,

Staff (2020-09-04). Foreign journalists, contract employees ultimate losers in fight for control over taxpayer-funded global news network. therealnews.com 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.

RT (2020-09-04). Nagorno-Karabakh President Harutyunyan warns residents of territory disputed by Armenia & Azerbaijan to 'prepare for war'. rt.com The president of Nagorno-Karabakh, Arayik Harutyunyan, has told citizens of the small republic to "be realistic and prepare for war." He claimed that bilateral discussions between Armenia and Azerbaijan have reached an impasse. | He claimed that none of the agreements proposed by both countries are acceptable to the other, and it looks like the talks will fail. | "Azerbaijan is not in the mood for negotiations," he said. "They shell Armenia's positions, threaten to strike at the nuclear power plant, declare that Stepanakert and Artsakh [Nagorno-Karabakh] should be Azerbaijani… What can we talk about here?"

John Schoonover (2020-09-04). Now is the Time for a Second Party. dissidentvoice.org Third Party Blues Today, who is a Democrat? Who is a Republican? Is there really a difference? It is no secret that the current electoral system in the United States is rigged. The two hegemonic capitalist parties have made it nearly impossible for other parties to participate in elections. The first hurdle is simply to …

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

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-04). Six complexities of these pandemic times. mronline.org 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.

The Canary (2020-09-04). Trump dismissed US war dead as 'losers' and 'suckers' — report. thecanary.co 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…

Staff (2020-09-04). 108 inmates test positive for COVID-19 in 'trailer jail'. therealnews.com 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.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-09-04). Biden's platform for workers: Labor law-breakers to jail. peoplesworld.org 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 …

Noam Chomsky (2020-09-04). Trump is Worse Than Hitler. zcomm.org Cenk Uygur interviews Noam Chomsky…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-04). France Aims to Counter Turkish Influence in the Middle East by Gaining a Foothold in Lebanon. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Richard Eskow (2020-09-04). David Graeber, 1961-2020: History is a Living Weapon. commondreams.org David Graeber wanted "a world where people could live fulfilling, satisfying, meaningful lives. A world where they could have more fun." (Photo: Andree/ullstein bild via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-09-04). Scheer Intellience: The 1918 'Spanish Flu' Was A US Export. popularresistance.org 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…

sputniknews (2020-09-04). Vucic Discloses Content of Bilateral Agreement on Kosovo Signed at White House. sputniknews.com BELGRADE (Sputnik) – Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic revealed on Friday the content of an agreement on the self-proclaimed republic of Kosovo, signed with the United States at the White House.

WSWS (2020-09-04). UK Morrisons distribution worker speaks on Bridgwater COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site spoke with a worker about the situation at the distribution centre of major supermarket chain Morrisons in Bridgwater, Somerset, which had an outbreak of COVID-19 in March.

Ariel Dorfman (2020-09-04). The Meaning of Allende's Triumph. counterpunch.org 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

WSWS (2020-09-04). For a general strike against the reopening of schools! wsws.org The Parti de l'égalité socialiste calls on teachers, youth and workers in France and internationally to oppose the reopening of schools.

South Front (2020-09-04). Video: Israeli Forces Rain Down Missiles on Syria. globalresearch.ca 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, …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-04). Intra-Afghan talks set to begin in Qatar despite no end to violence. peoplesdispatch.org 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…

teleSUR (2020-09-04). Chile: Copper Workers Demand Rights Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. telesurenglish.net 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: | 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…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-09-04). Trump Mocks Biden Mask-Wearing Just as New Research Shows Stricter Compliance Could Save 120,000 Lives in US Over Next 4 Months. commondreams.org "These are not numbers or statistics but family members, friends, and loved ones." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-09-04). Not 'Under My Watch' Claims Trump After Pentagon Push to Destroy Stars and Stripes Happened… Under His Watch. commondreams.org The slashing of the newspaper's funding, noted one journalist, "was proposed earlier this year in Trump's own budget request to Congress." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-09-04). Armed With AR-15, QAnon-Believing GOP Candidate Threatens 'Offense' Against Progressive Squad. commondreams.org The Democratic congressional candidate running in Georgia's 14th district against Marjorie Taylor Greene, a far-right proponent of the QAnon conspiracy theory, raised alarm Thursday after Greene suggested Republicans "go on the offense" against progressives in Congress. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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

yenisafak (2020-09-04). UK PM Johnson defends former Australian PM Abbott; no confirmation yet of trade job. yenisafak.com 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…