2020-09-05: Social Media Postees

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Assange's U.S. Extradition Hearing Resumes Monday; Public Needs to Step Up to Fight This War on Journalism
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-05
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 has been indicted on 17 charges of espionage and one charge of conspiring with a source to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for…
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U.S. court: Mass surveillance program exposed by Snowden was illegal
Raphael Satter | zcomm.org | 2020-09-05
"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."
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Tenant Rights Groups Bracing for Flood of Questions Around New State Law
Posted by Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-09-05
Eviction Protections During The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic…
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CDC eviction moratorium offers partial relief
Sunil Freeman, PSL 2020 Vice Presidential candidate | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-05
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.
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Eviction Abolition: The Time Is Now
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-05
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 …
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CDC is ordering a ban on some residential evictions till December, 31, 2020
By Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-09-05
CDC Eviction Ban Order That Goes Into Effect on 9/4/2020:…
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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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NBA All-Star David West on the walkout and standing up to racism, exploitation
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-09-05
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 …
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"Warrior" Steve Bannon arrested as Trump's America is Crumbling
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-05
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 …
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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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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…
globalresearch.ca/where-was-osama-on-sep…

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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A Green New Deal for Workers
Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-05
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 …
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Refugee rights activists gather in Dover amid fears of disruption from far-right
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-05
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…
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Material, moral assets should serve humanity: Turkish NGO
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-05
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…
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Venezuelan Businessman Arrested And Tortured At US Direction
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
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…
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Freedom Rider: The U.S. is a racist militia
Margaret Kimberley | mronline.org | 2020-09-05
U.S. cops are already racist and brutal, and any militia "infiltrators" would feel right at home.
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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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Closure of Border to Refugees Spreads Misery as US Tourists Vacation in Mexico
Tamara Pearson | zcomm.org | 2020-09-05
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.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/closure-of-border-…

The Israel-UAE Deal Isn't About Peace at All
Phyllis Bennis | zcomm.org | 2020-09-05
The U.S.-brokered pact makes no pretense of peace for Palestinians. Instead, it sharpens a regional coalition against Iran.
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Unprecedented US Economic Collapse and Reality Defying Market Bubble
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
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….
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Was Alexey Navalny Incident an Anti-Russia False Flag?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
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 …
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EU And France Call On US To Reverse 'Unacceptable' Sanctions Against ICC's War Crimes Investigators
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
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…
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Lies of Omission: China's Xinjiang "Internment Camps", Extremist Terrorist Groups in Uighur-Xinjiang
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
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 …
globalresearch.ca/biggest-lie-china-xinj…

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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Facebook bans AMERICAN accounts for interfering in foreign politics — a DC lobby group helped topple govts in Bolivia & Venezuela
rt.com | 2020-09-05
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…
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Eyewitness NYC: Cops plow car into Daniel Prude protest
Vincent Tsai | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-05
Moments before the attack, New York City Police officers were videoed escorting a pro-Trump counter-protester into the same car.
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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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Pakistan's 'lonely' elephant is fit to be moved
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-05
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…
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On third anniversary of Gauri Lankesh's assassination, Indian organizations vow to continue struggle
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-05
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…
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Tuesday 9/8: Caravan for Black LIves Matter- El Cerrito
El Cerrito Progressives | indybay.org | 2020-09-05
El Cerrito Plaza BART n/e Parking lot at the corner of Richmond St. and Central Ave.
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Rochester, New York police tortured and murdered a man in March, video shows
wsws.org | 2020-09-05
Footage from body-cameras shows police tormenting Daniel Prude for several minutes while he lay naked, handcuffed and hooded on a freezing street.
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Pandemic Reflexes: Lockdowns and Arrests in Victoria, Australia
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-05
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 …
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Mother Jones Epidemic
Michael Steinberg | indybay.org | 2020-09-05
As a Labor Day weekend begins with many millions out of work, while we're supposed to stay home (if we have one) and not have any fun,I thought I'd share from Mother Jones' autobiography how she lived though the epidemic of her day.
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Demonstrations against "New Normal" in Berlin: The Storming of the Reichstag Building on 29 August, 2020
CJ Hopkins | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
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 …
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Ecosocialism: the elephant in the DSA room?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-05
Allan Todd reviews Bigger than Bernie How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism by Meagan Day and Micah Uetricht, Verso…
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Episode 105 — Avoiding The COVID-15 with Dr. Colleen Sweeney
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-09-05
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…
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Who is Rwanda's Paul Rusesabagina?
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-05
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…
yenisafak.com/en/news/who-is-rwandas-pau…

Two 'Boogaloo Bois' charged for 'conspiring with HAMAS' in alleged plot to overthrow US government
rt.com | 2020-09-05
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 said on Friday, claiming the men ac…
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The Opposite Of A Cynic: David Graeber, 1961-2020
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
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…
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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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[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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Federal task force kills suspect in slaying of right-wing Trump supporter in Portland
wsws.org | 2020-09-05
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.
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Ândia implode a própria Nova Rota da Seda
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
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 …
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First-ever U.S. Space Force doctrine calls for space supremacy, further militarism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-05
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.
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My Hospital Experience and What the Nurses Told Me About COVID-19
Target Liberty | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
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. | …
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Journalists Fight Foot-Dragging by Oakland Police on Records Requests
Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News Service | indybay.org | 2020-09-05
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.
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For a new World Social Forum
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-05
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 …
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Why There Should Be A Pivot To Peace, Not War, With China
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
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…
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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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31541-5/fulltext?rss=yes

US unilateralism, hegemony violating world peace, justice
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-05
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.
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As violence subsides in eastern Sudan, activists allege vested interest behind conflict
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-05
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/05/as-violen…

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31833-X/fulltext?rss=yes

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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Report: Georgia Wrongfully Purged 200,000 Voters
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
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.
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Springfield Says "No" To Biomass Power Plant
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
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."
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End secret detention of rights defender, independent experts urge Pakistani authorities
news.un.org | 2020-09-05
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.
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Morocco hosting talks between Libyan rivals: Source
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-05
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…
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Tuesday 9/15: Bi-Weekly Community Meeting On Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests
Revolutionary United Front | indybay.org | 2020-09-05
Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…
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In The Worst Of Times, The Billionaire Elite Plunder The Working Class
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
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.
popularresistance.org/in-the-worst-of-ti…

The Heat: Global food security
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2020-09-05
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.
america.cgtn.com/2020/09/04/the-heat-glo…

Covid, Death & Capitalist Crimes In California's Central Valley
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-09-05
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.
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Experts fear pandemic could spur dramatic spike in homelessness
Jessica Myers | zcomm.org | 2020-09-05
"It will be a bigger crisis than we can imagine if we don't act soon."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/experts-fear-pande…

Imperialism and neo-colonialism remain at the heart of Mali's political crisis
Pan Africanism Today Secretariat | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-05
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…
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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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31794-3/fulltext?rss=yes

Commemorating the legacy of slain Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-05
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.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/05/commemora…

Forced Disappearances and International Complicity in Preventing Accountability
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-05
On the International Day of the Disappeared, countries around the world remember their statistical data regarding the missing persons, while relatives are reminded of another year characterised by widespread impunity. | 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.
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Saturday 9/12: Suds, Snacks, and Socialism – BYO – Elections 2020, Part 1
Peace and Freedom Party, Alameda County | indybay.org | 2020-09-05
This is a virtual event.
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Iran schools re-open despite concerns over spread of virus
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-05
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…
yenisafak.com/en/world/iran-schools-re-o…

Did the Berlin Wall Just Fall in Montenegro?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-05
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 Berlin Wall had finally fallen in their country as well — albeit a "mere" three decades after it had fallen everywhere else in Europe, materially and figuratively. For Montenegrin strongman Milo Djukanovic's ruling DPS (Democratic Party of Social…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/05/di…

[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,…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31856-0/fulltext?rss=yes

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

Over 100 Protesters, Legal Observers To Sue NYPD Over Violent Arrests
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
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.
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Group That Helped Draft Anti-BDS Laws In US Didn't Disclose Grant From Israel
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
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…
popularresistance.org/group-that-helped-…

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

March and Demonstration to Defund SFPD Targets Police Station
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-09-05
Mission High School activism continues with march through the Mission and rally at Mission police station.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/04/1883642…

Sunday 9/6: Livestream Tribute to Essential Workers for Labor Day 2020 / Homenaje a lxs Trabajadorxs
National Domestic Workers Alliance and others | indybay.org | 2020-09-05
Online via livestream…
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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…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31829-8/fulltext?rss=yes

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31860-2/fulltext?rss=yes

Saturday 9/5: Life Over Rent: Our Needs Come Before Our Landlord's Profits
TANC | indybay.org | 2020-09-05
Alameda County Superior Courthouse | 1225 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94612…
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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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30915-6/fulltext?rss=yes

UAE, Oman And UK Tell Court US Seized Their Oil
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
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 "
popularresistance.org/uae-oman-and-uk-te…

90% of armed forces' weapons needs supplied domestically
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-05
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.
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The US Has Long Led The Assault On Human Rights
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
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…
popularresistance.org/the-us-has-long-le…

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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Pentagon chief says Trump has respect for troops, after report said he disparaged war dead
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-05
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…
yenisafak.com/en/news/pentagon-chief-say…

Frenchman with incurable disease to livestream his death
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-05
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…
yenisafak.com/en/world/frenchman-with-in…

Tampa students protest for more Black faculty at university
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-05
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:…
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Tuesday 9/8: Justice For Dijon Kizzee
YAR | indybay.org | 2020-09-05
Meet at Mosswood Park Amphitheater…
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Two terrorists neutralized in eastern Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-05
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.com/en/news/two-terrorists-neu…

Eurasia, Central Asia virus cases rise by over 3,400
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-05
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…
yenisafak.com/en/world/eurasia-central-a…

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

No Going Back: It's All Got to Change
Graham Peebles | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-05
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 …
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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…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30898-9/fulltext?rss=yes

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31832-8/fulltext?rss=yes

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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[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…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30909-0/fulltext?rss=yes

'Flowers For Moses Cemetery': Community Fights Desecration Of African Cemetery
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
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…
popularresistance.org/flowers-for-moses-…

Sunday 9/6: Listen Up, Libby!
YAR | indybay.org | 2020-09-05
Meet at Dimond Park Playground, Oakland…
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Pope to travel outside Rome for first time since coronavirus pandemic
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-05
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…
yenisafak.com/en/world/pope-to-travel-ou…

Trump campaign enlists army of poll-watchers to intimidate Democratic voters
wsws.org | 2020-09-05
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/05/trum…

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

Tories' plans to cut foreign aid criticised as 'morally reprehensible'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-05
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…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/09/05/tories-p…

Can U.S. Democracy Be Fixed?
Richard Falk | indybay.org | 2020-09-05
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/05/1883645…

Unexplained rock-melting forces buried deep underground cause powerful quakes along infamous San Andreas fault
rt.com | 2020-09-05
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…
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If humanity is to have any future at all
John Bellamy Foster | mronline.org | 2020-09-05
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.
mronline.org/2020/09/05/if-humanity-is-t…

New school year officially kicks off across Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-05
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).
en.mehrnews.com/photo/163106/New-school-…

Washington State Police Target Black March Organizers With Arrests
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
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.
popularresistance.org/washington-state-p…

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 | 2020-09-05
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 joint statement. "With her conduct, Dr. Krug has raised questions about the veracity of her own research and teaching." The statement called for Krug to resi…
rt.com/usa/499971-gwu-fake-black-profess…

Non-Violent Direct Action — Method or Madness?
Extinction Rebellion | zcomm.org | 2020-09-05
Non-Violent Direct Action has worked at points throughout history but does that mean it can work for Extinction Rebellion now?>…
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Robot Generals: Will They Make Better Decisions Than Humans — Or Worse?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-05
Michael T. KLARE | With Covid-19 incapacitating startling numbers of U.S. service members and modern weapons proving increasingly lethal, the American military is relying ever more frequently on intelligent robots to conduct hazardous combat operations. Such devices, known in the military as " autonomous weapons systems," inc…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/05/ro…

Palestinian prisoner Daud Al-Khatib dies after 18 years in Israeli jail
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-05
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/05/palestini…

[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…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30914-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31858-4/fulltext?rss=yes

A Silver Lining in the Rise of Neo-Fascism
Wayne Madsen | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-05
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…
thealtworld.com/wayne_madsen/a-silver-li…

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, …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/weekly-news-review-august-30th-sept-5th/

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/journalists-…

Assange's US Extradition Hearing Resumes Monday; Public Needs to Step up to Fight this War on Journalism
Nozomi Hayase | commondreams.org | 2020-09-04
"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…
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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.
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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…

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 …
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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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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…
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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:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/02/1883639…

"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 …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/unprecedented-transfer-of-personal-nhs-information-to-shady-tech-cos/

US Military Will Stick With Microsoft on JEDI Cloud Development
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-04
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.
sputniknews.com/military/202009041080370…

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

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.
popularresistance.org/richard-wolff-the-…

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?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/fracking-company-h…

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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"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…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/4/rip_david_…

"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…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/4/ariel_dorf…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/green-new-deal-workers…

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.
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/roaming-char…

What Was the Battle of Belleau Wood, the Slain Marines at Which Trump Called "Losers" and "Suckers"?
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2020-09-04
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…
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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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/with-us-awol-nato-…

[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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14987

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

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,…
popularresistance.org/the-stage-is-set-f…

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.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-doctor-is…

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:…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/trump-knows-…

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:…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/trump-knows-…

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…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/04/po…

Protest of ICE data center in Williston, Vermont
Sara Brooks | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-04
Data center assists local cops in criminalizing immigrants.
liberationnews.org/protest-of-ice-data-c…

The Socialist Equality Party denounces Trump's mass arrest of 2,000 immigrants!
wsws.org | 2020-09-04
The assault on immigrants across the United States is a threat to the entire working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/04/immi…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/france-counter-turkish…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/israels-frie…

David Graeber, 1961-2020: History is a Living Weapon
Richard Eskow | commondreams.org | 2020-09-04
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…
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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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Vucic Discloses Content of Bilateral Agreement on Kosovo Signed at White House
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-04
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.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200904108037072…

For a general strike against the reopening of schools!
wsws.org | 2020-09-04
The Parti de l'égalité socialiste calls on teachers, youth and workers in France and internationally to oppose the reopening of schools.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/04/fran…

UK Morrisons distribution worker speaks on Bridgwater COVID-19 outbreak
wsws.org | 2020-09-04
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/04/morr…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/the-meaning-…

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, …
globalresearch.ca/video-israeli-forces-r…

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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/04/intra-afg…

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.
mronline.org/2020/09/04/six-complexities…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/04/what-to-expe…

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…
truthout.org/articles/trump-threats-to-a…

Navalny case is 'heavy burden' for Russia's leaders: German president
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
The poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is in intensive care in a Berlin hospital, is damaging to Russia's leadership and makes it harder for Germany to cooperate with Moscow, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday Navalny was poisoned with a Soviet-style Novichok nerve agent in an attempt to murder him and that Berlin would consult its NATO allies about how to respond.Russia has said there is no evidence of a crime when Navalny fell ill in Siberia last month and until now not opened a criminal investigation.Steinmeier, a former German foreign minister…
yenisafak.com/en/news/navalny-case-is-he…

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…

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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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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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/

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…
yenisafak.com/en/world/us-economy-gains-…

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…

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…

The Boy Scouts Can Do Better Than Teaming up With Trump's EPA
Derrick Z. Jackson | commondreams.org | 2020-09-04
Logan, Taaffe, BSA District Executive in Washington, D.C, recites the Scout Oath before EPA Administrator Wheeler and National Capital Area Council, BSA Scout Executive Craig Poland sign a Memorandum of Understanding at the Boy Scouts Memorial in Washington, D.C. on August 17, 2020 (Photo: US EPA/YouTube screengrab) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Iran attends China's CIFTIS
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-04
TEHRAN, Sep. 04 (MNA) –The China International Fair for Trade in Services started on Friday with representatives from Iran taking part in the event.
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Insulting Quran, Prophet sign of ISIL terrorism against Islam
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-04
TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs strongly rebuked the recent blasphemous actions against the Holy Quran and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), terming such moves as the resumption of ISIL terrorism.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163087/Insulting-Qu…

Trump Administration Further Weakens Habitat Protection for Endangered Species
commondreams.org | 2020-09-04
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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…

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

Japan to spend 700 bln yen of reserve funds on coronavirus response
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-04
Hiroshi Moriyama of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said the spending plan is based on expected vaccine purchases from pharmaceutical companies, according to the report.Budget committees in parliament will hear details of the spending plan on Tuesday, Jiji said. ($1 = 106.1800 yen)…
yenisafak.com/en/world/japan-to-spend-70…

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…

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…

Explosion Rocks Tbilisi, Georgia: report
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-04
TEHRAN, Sep. 04 (MNA) — An explosion has occurred in the center of Tbilisi, Georgia, near the building of the Great Philharmonic Concert Hall on Friday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163086/Explosion-Ro…

Former Australian PM Tony Abbott: Let the elderly die for corporate profits
wsws.org | 2020-09-04
Abbott, who was never known for his subtlety, merely gave unvarnished expression to the homicidal response to the pandemic by governments internationally.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/04/abot…

Workers Struggling This Labor Day as High Unemployment Persists
commondreams.org | 2020-09-04
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Is There Life Beyond Plastic?
Robert C. Koehler | commondreams.org | 2020-09-04
"The vast majority of all plastic made up to now, will likely not be recycled," Zo√´ Schlanger writes at Quartz. "And it will exist virtually forever, crumbling into microplastics that show up most everywhere scientists look for them."(Photo: vaidehi shah/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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…

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…
yenisafak.com/en/world/covid-19-financia…

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…

'That's Not What Happened at All,' Say Prosecutors After Barr Falsely Claims Man Cast 1,700 Fake Ballots in Texas
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-04
As Attorney General William Barr faced renewed calls for his impeachment after claiming not to know whether it's illegal for a voter to cast two ballots, prosecutors and journalists caught the nation's top law enforcement official in a "massive falsehood" about a mail-in ballot fraud case in Texas. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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…

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 …
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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 Mocks Biden Mask-Wearing Just as New Research Shows Stricter Compliance Could Save 120,000 Lives in US Over Next 4 Months
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-04
"These are not numbers or statistics but family members, friends, and loved ones." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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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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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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 …
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'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.
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Dutch appeals court finds Geert Wilders guilty of insulting Moroccans but acquits him of inciting discrimination
rt.com | 2020-09-04
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…
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The End of Duterte? Four Ways the Strongman Could Fall
Walden Bello | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-04
"This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper." — T.S. Eliot, The Hollow Men The fix that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is in now illustrates the truth in the saying that the best laid plans of mice and men are often unraveled by the least expected event. In the…
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