2020-09-08: News Headlines

Black Alliance for Peace (2020-09-08). °Kevin Zeese, PRESENTÉ! globalresearch.ca The anti-imperialist and anti-war movement suffered a great loss early Sunday morning with the sudden passing of activist Kevin Zeese. | Margaret Flowers, his life partner, captured the sentiments of many of us who knew Kevin and were shocked by …

Felicity Arbuthnot (2020-09-08). Kevin Zeese: A Tireless, Towering Voice for Peace and Justice. globalresearch.ca A tireless, towering voice for peace and justice has departed, leaving a hole in many hearts, his unexpected loss also rendering many eloquent fellow travellers lost for words in grief and shock. | Kevin Zeese died early on Sunday 6th September …

Kevin Zeese (2020-09-08). The US Must Grow Up and Respect Iranian Independence. globalresearch.ca One of the lessons from our recent visit to Iran as a Peace Delegation is that Iran is a mature country. It is 2,500 years old, ten times as old as the United States and one of the world's oldest …

Craig Murray (2020-09-08). Your Man in the Public Gallery: the Assange Hearing Day 6. globalresearch.ca I went to the Old Bailey today expecting to be awed by the majesty of the law, and left revolted by the sordid administration of injustice. | There is a romance which attaches to the Old Bailey. The name of course …

Newsclick (2020-09-08). If Julian Is Guilty So Am I: Roger Waters. peoplesdispatch.org Musician Roger Waters told NewsClick that , "In 2010 Julian Assange along with Chelsea Manning played a pivotal role in releasing classified documents on US military activity in Iraq and Iran. I displayed the video for three years. If Julian is guilty so am. I am ready to give my arrest and may be in the coming time they can arrest me too. "

Nauman Sadiq (2020-09-08). Will Trump Pardon Snowden and Assange if Re-elected? globalresearch.ca Speculations about a presidential pardon for the whistleblower Edward Snowden, who leaked National Security Agency's classified information to the press in 2013, have grown since last month after Donald Trump commented on the case in

F. William Engdahl (2020-09-08). Gates Foundation is Also Destabilizing Africa's Food Economy. The Restructuring of Global Food Production. globalresearch.ca The same Gates Foundation which is behind every aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic from financing much of the WHO budget, to investing in favored vaccine-makers like Moderna, is engaged in a major project in Africa which is destroying traditional small …

Staff (2020-09-08). 5 Alarm Fascism: Trump's Burning it All Down. therealnews.com Stir Crazy! Episode 86: Today we are joined by associate professor, Hussman School of Journalism & Media at UNC Chapel Hill Deb Aikat, Indigenous activist and writer Shawn Fleek, and TRNN reporter Steve Horn. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-09-08). American National Debt Increases and Becomes Unpayable. globalresearch.ca The American national debt situation is reaching an extremely worrying point for the country's stability. Recently, the debt reached its highest point since World War II, and is currently equivalent to the totality of the American economy itself. Debt has …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-09-08). Political Pardon Given by Maduro May Be a Checkmate against Venezuelan Opposition. globalresearch.ca In Venezuela, Juan Guaidó no longer appears to be the leader of the opposition. The forgiveness of 110 opponents by President Nicolás Maduro completely fragmented the political wing opposing the regime, which, in practice, removes from Guaidó the "monopoly" of …

Joe Sims (2020-09-08). How to defeat Trump and his 'right-wing popular front' movement. peoplesworld.org Why did Hillary Clinton lose in 2008? Her campaign couldn't figure out how to defeat a mass movement. Why did she lose in 2016? Once again, her campaign couldn't figure out how to defeat a mass movement. While the first loss to Obama was no tragedy, to borrow Marx's phrase, the second to Trump was …

Joshua Hanks (2020-09-08). Portland marks 100 days of protests, struggle continues. workers.org This city marked 100 consecutive days of anti-racist, anti-police protests on Sept. 5. The protests have shifted away from downtown and into North Portland — home to police "union" headquarters — and to the Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct. March outside the Portland Police Association, Sept. 4. Police continue to . . . |

Monica Moorehead (2020-09-08). Black Lives Matter holds court in sports. workers.org Two months before George Floyd was publicly lynched May 25 by a Minneapolis police officer pressing a knee on his neck for almost nine minutes, Breonna Taylor was lynched in late March by three Louisville, Ky., police officers. Thousands attend Justice for Breonna Taylor protest outside Kentucky Derby, Sept. 5. . . . |

Anthony Cartalucci (2020-09-08). Thailand's "Youth Protests" Made in USA. thealtworld.com US repeats "soft power" strategy targeting youths used to destroy North Africa and the Middle East amid the "Arab Spring" in 2011 to target China-friendly nations in Asia today. | Imagine the reaction if the Russian government funded programs and events for years inside the US to create youth groups indoctrinated in support of Moscow's interests — particularly in regards to voting in US elections and the shaping of the US government itself. | It would be considered up to and including an act of war, with Russian-funded organizations in the US dismantled, those involved jailed for sedition and even treason, a…

Staff (2020-09-08). COVID-19 could be a death sentence for elderly prisoners. therealnews.com Members of the group Releasing Aging People in Prison talk about officials' refusal to release aging prisoners with violent offenses, although studies show the chances of someone reoffending as they age are minimal.

Rebecca Burns (2020-09-08). Tenants Just Won a Nationwide Eviction Ban. zcomm.org They're Still Fighting to Cancel Rent…

Eric Mann (2020-09-08). Black Led "Defund the Police" Movement Wins Breakthrough in LA. zcomm.org The Los Angeles School Board voted to cut $70 million a year budget of the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) by $25 million—35%—and move those funds to programs focused on the needs of Black students.

Staff (2020-09-08). Headlines for September 8, 2020. democracynow.org Record-Breaking Wildfires and Heat Scorch California, Rochester Protests Continue as Mayor Promises Changes After Police Killing of Daniel Prude, Major Drug Companies Pledge to Not Rush COVID-19 Vaccine as U.S. Cases Top 6.3 Million, India Becomes Second Most Infected Country; Spain First European Country to Surpass 500,000 Cases, Belarusian Opposition Leader Resists Expulsion at Border with Ukraine After Reports of Abduction, Alexei Navalny Out of Induced Coma as He Continues Recovery from Poisoning, Extradition Hearing Resumes for Julian Assange in U.K., Hundreds of Rohingya Refugees Arrive on Dry Land After Mo…

Staff (2020-09-08). The Police Can't Be Judge, Jury & Executioner: Filmmaker Yoruba Richen on Killing of Breonna Taylor. democracynow.org Months after the police killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, new details have emerged about the final moments of the 26-year-old EMT's life and the police raid that brought it to a violent end, as detailed in a New York Times documentary that includes dozens of interviews and a review of more than 1,200 new photos of the crime scene. Taylor, whom police shot five times in her own home on March 13, has since become a household name and rallying point in the national movement for racial justice. The police officers responsible for her death have not been charged. We speak with Yoruba Richen, director…

Staff (2020-09-08). Quid Pro Quo: Did Trump Help Kill Anti-Corruption Probe in Guatemala to Aid Reelection Bid? democracynow.org Iván Velásquez is a Colombian prosecutor who headed the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala from 2013 to 2019, a powerful U.N.-backed commission formed to investigate corruption in the country and supported by the Obama administration. But Velásquez and other investigators were expelled from the country after the Trump administration agreed to withdraw support for the commission in apparent exchange for Guatemala's support of Trump's immigration and Middle East policies. The details of that quid pro quo between President Trump and Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales are detailed in a new investi…

Staff (2020-09-08). "Loss of the Entire Community": 6 Months Later, Trauma of Breonna Taylor's Killing Remains. democracynow.org Filmmaker Yoruba Richen, director of The New York Times documentary "The Killing of Breonna Taylor," says the 26-year-old EMT's killing was not just a devastating blow to her friends and family, but a "loss of the entire community." Police officers in Louisville, Kentucky, fatally shot Taylor during a raid on her home in March, part of a botched drug investigation. Richen says that in visiting Louisville and speaking with Taylor's loved ones, she "personally felt the trauma that we endure as African American people" as a result of police killings.

A Guest Author (2020-09-08). Kevin Zeese, °presente! workers.org The anti-imperialist and anti-war movement suffered a great loss Sept. 6 with the sudden death of activist Kevin Zeese, 64, at his home in Baltimore, Md. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. In summer 2019 Kevin Zeese and his life-partner Margaret Flowers led resistance as part of the Embassy Protection Collective, . . . |

Jesse Jackson (2020-09-08). Trump Leads by Division, While Biden Leads by Multiplication. commondreams.org Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on September 3, 2020, in the aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

yenisafak (2020-09-08). Assange warned he will be removed from London court if outbursts continue. yenisafak.com Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder who is fighting to avoid extradition to the United States from Britain, was warned by a judge on Tuesday he will be removed from the courtroom and tried in his absence if he continues to interrupt proceedings.The U.S. authorities accuse Australian-born Assange, 49, of conspiring to hack government computers and of violating an espionage law in connection with the release of confidential cables by WikiLeaks in 2010-2011.Assange shouted "nonsense" as James Lewis, a lawyer acting for the U.S. government told a witness that the Wikileaks founder was facing extradition proceedings…

yenisafak (2020-09-08). UN sends 38 truckloads of aid to Idlib, Syria. yenisafak.com The UN on Tuesday sent 38 trucks with humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people remain in need of assistance due to internal conflicts. The trucks carrying supplies entered Idlib province through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's south. The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged und…

yenisafak (2020-09-08). Dozens of abandoned migrants rescued in Sahara. yenisafak.com Drivers abandoned four trucks carrying the migrants from Nigeria, Togo, Mali and Ghana with no food or water about 230 km (143 miles) north of the Sahara crossroad town of Niger's Dirkou after spotting military vehicles.Three days later, an IOM rescue team found the group, which included children, by chance on Sept. 3. Many were dehydrated, injured and in need of immediate medical assistance.Spokesman Paul Dillon told Reuters it was not unusual for smugglers, who tend to take payment upfront from people desperate to reach Europe, to abandon their passengers if they fear they will be intercepted."Sometimes smuggle…

Global Research News (2020-09-08). Selected Articles: Nord Stream 2 vs. Poisoning of Alexei Navalny. globalresearch.ca By If you asked me to sum up today in a word, that word would undoubtedly be "railroaded". it was all about pushing …

news.un (2020-09-08). Alexei Navalny poisoning must get independent probe, says UN's Bachelet. news.un.org UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday urged Russia to carry out or cooperate with a rapid and transparent criminal investigation into the poisoning of opposition activist Alexei Navalny.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-08). Sinking Transparency at the Old Bailey: The Assange Extradition Hearing Resumes. globalresearch.ca The fine circus that is British justice resumed at London's Central Criminal Court on September 7, with the continued extradition proceedings against Julian Assange. Judge Vanessa Baraitser

Peter Bolton (2020-09-08). A sad loss for the peace movement as long-time activist Kevin Zeese dies at age 64. thecanary.co US activist and

Sam Pizzigati (2020-09-08). For the Ultra Rich, Those Short Putts Sure Can be Killers. counterpunch.org Trying to keep up with the stunningly inappropriate remarks of Donald Trump can sometimes seem a full-time job. Just this past week, for instance, we've seen the president seem to encourage voters in North Carolina to vote twice, once by mail and once by person, a felony under state law. But the week's most outrageous

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-09-08). The protracted crisis of capitalism. mronline.org THERE is a commonly-held view that the current crisis in capitalism, which has resulted in a massive output contraction and increase in unemployment, is because of the pandemic; and that once the pandemic gets over, things will go back to "normal".

Mark Gruenberg (2020-09-08). Reproductive rights group NARAL has lessons for workers too. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—One of the nation's top pro-reproductive rights groups, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), is giving its millions of members and tens of thousands of activists illustrated lessons in how to fight the radical right. And while NARAL concentrates its seminars, one several months ago and a follow-up on August 9, on how to …

Shelley Ettinger (2020-09-08). Book review: 'Against the Loveless World'. workers.org "Against the Loveless World," Susan Abulhawa's third novel, is that rarest of treasures, a bona fide masterpiece. The kind of novel that you don't just read, but inhale. The kind that fills your heart and mind for long after you've turned the last page. Why? Not only because this is . . . |

Editor (2020-09-08). Right-wing threats call for bold working class actions. workers.org On Aug. 12, 2017, an angry white nationalist participating in a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., deliberately sped his car up and drove into unsuspecting counterdemonstrators, striking and killing Heather Heyer and injuring dozens more. Donald Trump's initial response was to condemn the "display of hatred, bigotry and . . . |

Matt Sedlar (2020-09-08). The OAS Misused Its Own Data to Help Fabricate Its Accusation of Fraud Against Evo Morales. cepr.net Jacobin See article on original site August 20 was a day that shook a small world of scientists that had all but given up — short of legal threats — on getting a glimpse into the data and methods behind the analyses that took down the Bolivian government. Slowed by stonewalling and gaslighting, researchers had …

Richard C. Gross (2020-09-08). What's the Matter with Trump? counterpunch.org His transmission seems to be slipping, at least one of his cylinders is misfiring, the brakes are not grabbing and the stability of the "very stable genius" appears to be wobbling. Why? Did he really have "mini-strokes" in November? Or are the reasons for his fantasies simply that he's behind in the polls against Joe

Eds. (2020-09-08). 850 thousand Insulin kits from Russia arrived in Venezuela (bypassing U.S. sanctions). mronline.org This Friday, a shipment of 850 thousand vials of 4 types of insulin from Russia arrived in Venezuela, being the 8th and 9th delivery within the framework of the Strategic Trade Alliance signed in 2019 between Russia and Venezuela in the International Economic Forum of St. Petersburg.

Ariela Ruiz Caro (2020-09-08). Trump Moves to Take Leadership of Regional Development Bank Away From Latin American Nations. counterpunch.org Four Latin American countries have called to postpone the election of the president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), scheduled for September 12 and 13. Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica and Mexico proposed suspending the election until March 2021 to prevent Donald Trump's National Security Adviser for Latin America, the Cuban-American Mauricio Claver-Carone, from taking the

Eds. (2020-09-08). Militant protests ongoing in Rochester, NY, demanding justice for Daniel Prude. mronline.org On Sep. 2 a news conference held by Free the People ROC and the family of Daniel T. Prude announced that Prude, a 41-year old Black man, had been killed by the Rochester Police Department on March 30.

Monica Moorehead (2020-09-08). Chadwick Boseman: An appreciation. workers.org Like so many millions of other movie-going fans, I was shocked and saddened with the news of the untimely death of super-talented African American actor, Chadwick Boseman, who died at the young age of 43 on Aug. 28. Chadwick Boseman His family let it be known that he had finally . . . |

Associated Press (2020-09-08). St. Louis Cardinals' speedster, and hall of fame outfielder, Lou Brock, dies at 81. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Famer Lou Brock, one of baseball's signature leadoff hitters and base stealers who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win three pennants and two World Series in the 1960s, has died. He was 81. Dick Zitzmann, Brock's longtime agent and friend, confirmed Brock's death Sunday, but he said he couldn't …

Thomas Knapp (2020-09-08). Politics and Violence Go Hand in Hand. counterpunch.org "[W]e currently have an inferno of political violence to which the president of the United States adds fuel," Jennifer Rubin thunders from her bully pulpit at the Washington Post. "[I]t is time for bipartisan voices, local and state leaders, police and other first responders, civic and religious leaders, and all responsible media outlets to try

Sierra Club (2020-09-08). Carrera contra el último pulmón natural de Norteamérica. peoplesworld.org Ha sonado el disparo de salida. Las compañí ≠as petroleras y de gas se frotan las manos, mientras proyectan dividirse como si fuese un pastel el último refugio virgen de Norteamérica, el Refugio Nacional Silvestre del àÅrtico. Están convencidas que ganarán la carrera para perforar el àÅrtico incluso si el presidente Trump sale derrotado en noviembre. …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-09-08). Biden to workers: 'Wall Street didn't build this country. You did.'. peoplesworld.org HARRISBURG, Pa.—With AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka beaming while looking on, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden used a Labor Day joint Zoom appearance to reiterate his strong and public pitch to unionists to support him in this fall's election. "If there's one thing the pandemic has done, it's made people realize you're the people who keep …

Jayati Ghosh (2020-09-08). A guide to flattening the curve of economic chaos. mronline.org Well-thought-out policies can reverse the results of incompetence; the onus is on the Centre to spend now…

Morning Star (2020-09-08). Cuba and China's successes against coronavirus face global media blockade. peoplesworld.org HAVANA—Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez condemned a media blackout on the country's progress against COVID-19 this weekend. Rodriguez pointed out that while Cuba is the only Latin American country with a vaccine candidate, it suffers a "media blockade" about its achievements. "Cuban scientists share their progress with the world, show protocols against the pandemic and …

Tim Wheeler (2020-09-08). Rural America fights gun violence and Trump-backing thugs. peoplesworld.org SEQUIM, Wash. — Left and progressive forces in rural communities are fighting back against racist provocations in this election year, picketing in "Black Lives Matter" vigils on street corners, and at post offices in defense of the right to vote by mail. Small towns are a target because the right-wing extremists see rural America as …

Michael Berkowitz (2020-09-08). 'Crash Landing on You': An axis of evolution. peoplesworld.org A romantic comedy about North Korea? The country that, if some are to be believed, wants to bomb us back to the stone age? Our supposed sworn enemies who have disrespectfully, if not inaccurately, referred to our president as a dotard?! What could one of the world's least developed nations have to offer in the …

John Feffer (2020-09-08). Memo to the Next President. counterpunch.org Thirteen years ago, in summer 2007, I wrote a memo for the future president of the United States. The one who would take office in 2020. At the time, I had no idea who would win the 2008 elections, much less an election in the distant future. In summer 2007, Hillary Clinton was the Democratic

Anand Naidoo (2020-09-08). The Heat: Race for the White House. america.cgtn.com Less than 60 days before the U.S. presidential election. Can Donald Trump win re-election or will it be Joe Biden?

The Canary (2020-09-08). California wildfires burn a record 2 million acres. thecanary.co Wildfires have burned a record 2 million acres in California this year, with the US Forest Service announcing the closure of all eight national forests in the southern half of the state.Running battle: After a typically dry summer, California is parched heading into fall and what normally is the most dangerous time for wildfires. Two of the three largest fires in state history are burning in the San Francisco Bay Area. More than 14,000 firefighters are battling those and dozens more around California.A three-day heat wave brought triple-digit temperatures to much of the state during Labour Day weekend. But…

Thierry Meyssan (2020-09-08). Quelle sera la politique étrangère du prochain président US? thealtworld.com Les deux programmes des candidats Trump et Biden ne ressemblent pas à ceux des candidats précédents. Il ne s'agit plus d'ajuster les Etats-Unis aux évolutions du monde, mais de définir ce qu'ils seront. La question est existentielle, de sorte qu'il est tout à fait possible que les choses dégénèrent et se terminent dans la violence. Pour les uns, le pays doit être une nation au service des citoyens, pour les autres il doit restaurer son statut impérial. | La campagne présidentielle états-unienne 2020 oppose deux visions radicalement différentes des États-Unis : empire ou nation ? | D'un cà¥té, la prétention de…

Thierry Meyssan (2020-09-08). What will be the foreign policy of the next US President? thealtworld.com

| The two programs for the Trump and Biden candidacies are not similar to those of previous candidates. It is no longer a question of adjusting the United States to the changing world, but of defining what they will be. The question is existential, so it is quite possible that things will degenerate and end in violence. For some, the country must be a nation at the service of its citizens, for others it must restore its imperial status. | The U.S. 2020 presidential campaign pits two radically different visions of the United States: empire or nation? | On the one hand, Washington's claim to dominate the…

RT (2020-09-08). Skeptics slam 'politically-motivated' study that claims Sturgis motorcycle rally was biggest Covid-19 'superspreader' event in US. rt.com German researchers claim to have tied a whopping 266,796 Covid-19 cases to a biker rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. That would make it the largest superspreader event in the US — but many are finding holes in their conclusions. | Published by the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, the Germans'

RT (2020-09-08). Most Americans believe US government is corrupt and unaccountable to the people, poll finds. rt.com Most US citizens believe their government, legislators and courts are corrupt and unaccountable to the public, according to a new poll. Strikingly, both Democrats and Republicans share this opinion. | Seventy-three percent of Americans say that elected officials do not face "serious consequences" for misconduct, according to a new Pew Research Center

RT (2020-09-08). New production flaws in 787 Dreamliner will delay aircraft deliveries, Boeing admits. rt.com Boeing has discovered a new production issue with its 787 Dreamliner jets. The technical problems, coupled with ongoing inspections by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), are set to impact deliveries, the company said. | A new blow to the embattled aviation giant came on Tuesday, when the company revealed a new manufacturing issue had been discovered. The problem could be affecting the already assembled planes which will have to be re-checked. | "We are taking time to thoroughly inspect completed 787s to ensure that they are free of the issues and meet all engineering specifications prior to delivery,"

pip.hinman (2020-09-08). Australia continues its toxic waste trade. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-09-08). As the pressure mounts, Adani lashes out. greenleft.org.au

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-08). US Wants to Convert QUAD into "Asian NATO" globalresearch.ca Speaking last week at the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, US Deputy Defense Secretary Stephen Biegun said that the US wants the defence relations with India, Japan and Australia — known as "the QUAD" — to resemble something more closely to …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-08). Serbia Normalizes Relations with Kosovo, Serbia's Embassy Moves to Jerusalem… globalresearch.ca Within the agreement on the normalization of economic relations between Belgrade and Pristina, which was signed in Washington last week, it was agreed that Serbia would move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It was this part …

Peter Koenig (2020-09-08). Is the UN Preparing for the "Second Covid Lockdown"? Oppressive Measures Worldwide, Obedience and Acceptance… globalresearch.ca That's the level of fearmongering going on — justifying obliging face masks in public places and shops and closed areas. Also, new emphasis is put on 'social distancing'. People are to be trained and reminded at every corner to stay away from each other.

Ramzy Baroud (2020-09-08). As Washington retreats, Eastern Mediterranean conflict further marginalises NATO. zcomm.org Recent events notwithstanding, the brewing conflict over territorial waters in the Eastern Mediterranean indicates that the military union between mostly Western countries is faltering…

Fight Back (2020-09-08). FRSO Portland denounces extrajudicial police killing of Michael Reinoehl. fightbacknews.org The Portland District of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns the extrajudicial police killing of Michael Reinoehl. The system that cops uphold claims to derive its legitimacy from "equality before the law." Nothing could be further from the truth in Michael Reinoehl's death by federal agents. | As well, the fact remains that this 'equality' does not extend to the Black, Chicano and Native American peoples within this country. The oppressed peoples of the U.S. can see the breadth of this 'equality' every time their brothers and sisters are brutalized by the police and the system of terror they uphold…

South Front (2020-09-08). Turkish Military Strikes Syrian Army, Suffers First Casualties Since March. globalresearch.ca Syrian-Turkish tensions have ramped up in the region of Greater Idlib over the past few days. | On September 5, heavy clashes between Syrian troops and Turkish-backed militants broke out near the town of Fleifel and Saraqib in southeastern Idlib, near …

yenisafak (2020-09-08). US envoy meets new Taliban chief negotiator as Afghan peace talks near. yenisafak.com U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has held a meeting in Doha with the head of the new Taliban team due to open peace talks with a team representing the Afghan government, the Islamist insurgent group said on Tuesday.The negotiations, the result of an agreement between Washington and the Taliban, are to begin in Doha after the release of the last half-dozen or so of 5,000 Taliban prisoners.The Afghan negotiators had been expected to fly from Kabul to Doha this week, but are awaiting a signal from the Afghan government that the release – to which Western governments have objected – is going ahead.In Doha, the hea…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-08). Duterte's pardon for US marine who murdered trans woman sparks outrage in Philippines. peoplesdispatch.org Opposition parties and human rights groups such as Karapatan have accused president Rodrigo Duterte of giving in to US interests and have condemned the different standards applied to US personnel…

Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner (2020-09-08). 54 million in U.S. may go hungry during the pandemic — can urban farmers help? peoplesworld.org

Kakani P, Chandra A, Mullainathan S, et al. (2020-09-08). Allocation of COVID-19 Relief Funding to Disproportionately Black Counties. jamanetwork.com This study describes correlations between the dollar amount of relief funding authorized by the US Congress to fund prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and to reimburse health care entities for lost revenues, and county-level Black population fraction accounting for county COVID-19 burden, comorbidity, and hospital financial health.

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-09-08). Rafael Correa barred from contesting in the 2021 elections in Ecuador. peoplesdispatch.org The court of cassation of the National Court of Justice of Ecuador, on September 7, ratified the 8-year prison sentence against former president Rafael Correa and 15 other officials from his government in the "Bribes 2012-2016" case. The court also confirmed that Correa will be barred from electoral politics for the next 25 years. With the confirmation of the sentence, Correa is officially and definitively disqualified from contesting as a vice-presidential candidate in the 2021 general elections in Ecuador. | The former president, who is currently residing in Belgium, rejected the ruling through his Twitter acco…

Ruth Conniff (2020-09-08). A Tale of Two Veep Visits. progressive.org Mike Pence and Kamala Harris hold dueling Labor Day events in Wisconsin.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-08). South African airline Comair reinstates medical cover after union goes to labor court. peoplesdispatch.org Comair had decided to stop providing medical cover to its employees on September 1. Subsequently, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa challenged the decision in a labor court…

news.un (2020-09-08). Burkina Faso: Over 535,000 children under five 'acutely' malnourished. news.un.org New data from UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has revealed worsening nutritional situation for children in Burkina Faso, with more than 535,000 children under the age of five suffering from acute malnutrition — an unprecedented level.

Connell JM, Niec JA, Sharif KF. (2020-09-08). Reconfiguring Medical Education. jamanetwork.com To the Editor Dr Emanuel's discussion of the inevitable changes to medical education came at a pivotal moment. On March 11, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Medical schools scrambled to comply with university mandates to discontinue in-person classes, along with government recommendations for "social distancing." This required the rapid deployment of virtual learning modalities to replace the existing preclinical curriculum.

Chen GL. (2020-09-08). Chikungunya Virus—Like Particle Vaccine—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We described the results of a phase 2 clinical trial demonstrating the safety, tolerability, and durable immunogenicity of a CHIKV VLP vaccine at 6 chikungunya-endemic sites in the Caribbean. Dr Jaiswal and colleagues highlight the favorable safety profile of the vaccine and inquire as to the reason for the study participant withdrawals described as "investigator or study decision" and requested the genotype-specific neutralization assay results.

Emanuel EJ. (2020-09-08). Reconfiguring Medical Education—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply My Viewpoint argued that all preclinical medical education courses will be conducted online. I predicted it would take years. Just weeks later, COVID-19 mandated online preclinical education.

Dr. Eric Beeth (2020-09-08). From 9/11 to Covid-19: 19 Years of Media Lies. globalresearch.ca Our media is dutifully reminding us that it was 19 years ago since the traumatic events of 9/11. | Here in Brussels, we usually have a solemn ceremony every Sept 11th in front of a large twisted metal beam from one …

Leonardo Flores (2020-09-08). Biden Urged to Adopt a Good Neighbor Policy Toward Latin America. mintpressnews.com Over 100 organizations that work on issues related to Latin America and the Caribbean sent a letter calling for the next administration to adopt a new Good Neighbor Policy toward the region based on non-intervention, cooperation and mutual respect.

Tiffani Milless (2020-09-08). FDA-required tests on puppies slows progress to Covid treatment. nationofchange.org Dosing puppies with drugs designed for humans won't make people safer. In fact, it poses serious risks to human health.

Dr. Gregory Sinaisky (2020-09-08). Fabricating a Pandemic — Who Could Organize It and Why. globalresearch.ca It is difficult not to notice something contrived in the currently announced "pandemic" of the Novel Covid-19 virus. Media coverage of this event has all the hallmarks of a coordinated hysterical campaign, namely: | the use of emotions instead of numbers …

Mortenson LY, Malani PN, Ernst RD. (2020-09-08). Patient Information: Caring for Someone With COVID-19. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page reviews the symptoms and signs of COVID-19, at-home management of the infection, and precautions to take while caring for someone with it.

news.un (2020-09-08). International Literacy Day: Celebrate educators, invest in learning potential. news.un.org With 1.4 billion people around the world lacking basic literacy skills, the head of the UN cultural agency on Tuesday urged all those involved in learning, to mobilize the investments needed that could unleash each person's potential.

Dean Baker (2020-09-08). Blue States are Not Wrong to Want to Restore the Deduction for State and Local Taxes. cepr.net Richard Reeves and Christopher Pulliam had a New York Times column complaining that Democrats want to restore the full deductibility for state and local income taxes, which was ended with the 2017 tax cut bill. They claim, rightly, that the vast majority of this deduction goes to rich people. While that is true, the point …

Nauman Sadiq (2020-09-08). Alexey Navalny, Novichok and Western Psy-ops. globalresearch.ca Novichok must be the most cryptic and deceptive chemical placebo ever developed by the erstwhile super-power that exploded the world's largest 50 megaton Tsar Bomba in its heyday in the 1960s, because victims infected by it create an ephemeral stir …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-08). Rights groups demand probe into mysterious death of woman journalist in Pakistan. peoplesdispatch.org Shaheena Baloch was the editor of Baloch magazine Daz Gohar and an anchor at the Pakistan Television Network – Bolan wing. As per her family members, her death may be a case of "honor killing" involving her husband…

teleSUR (2020-09-08). EU To Deploy an Election Observation Mission in Bolivia. telesurenglish.net The European Union (EU) Tuesday announced that it will deploy election observers to control Bolivia's general elections to be held on October 18. | RELATED: | "The organization of genuine and credible elections is of paramount importance for the Bolivian people, who stand ready to reaffirm their commitment to democratic values and restore the country's much-needed stability," European Union High Representative for For…

Vanessa Warheit and Laura Neish (2020-09-08). The big, dirty money behind the California wildfires. nationofchange.org It turns out that climate destruction isn't just a terrible long-term investment, in many cases—as our state burns north, south, east, and west—it's a terrible short-term investment too.

Philip Farruggio (2020-09-08). My last (electoral) dance. nationofchange.org "When November comes around (even earlier as we vote by mail in Florida, where the Republican Trump stooge governor has made it ok) my vote, FOR THE LAST TIME, will be for any and all Democrats on the ballot."

news.un (2020-09-08). Inaction has been fatal, says UNHCR, as dozens of Rohingya refugees perish at sea. news.un.org Dozens of Rohingya refugees are believed to have died in the Andaman sea after spending more than 200 days afloat, owing to a "collective unwillingness" of countries to take them in, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said.

Amanda Mills (2020-09-08). Unilever to cut fossil fuels from cleaning brands by 2030. nationofchange.org "We cannot let ourselves become distracted from the environmental crises that our world—our home—is facing…"

news.un (2020-09-08). Investments in public health, an investment in safer future, urges Tedros. news.un.org The world must be ready when the next pandemic comes, the head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said, urging countries to invest more in public health as part of their efforts to recover from COVID-19.

Saadi A. (2020-09-08). The Silence and Sorrow of Miscarriage. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, a neurologist relates the story of her miscarriage while touring immigration detention centers in Texas documenting medical care and human rights violations and shares her deep sorrow for the women who lost children either by force or miscarriages while incarcerated.

Johnston KJ, Wiemken TL, Hockenberry JM, et al. (2020-09-08). Association Between Clinician Health System Affiliation and Outpatient MIPS Performance. jamanetwork.com This study uses data from the Medicare Physician Compare database to assess associations between clinician affiliation with health systems and performance scores and value-based reimbursement under the 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

Colla CH, Ajayi T, Bitton A. (2020-09-08). Potential Adverse Financial Implications of the Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. jamanetwork.com Health care payment design requires careful monitoring and evaluation to understand and avoid unintended adverse consequences. In 2019, US clinicians began to be rewarded or penalized up to 4% of revenue under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Clinicians can choose measures for evaluation from 3 categories: quality, meaningful use, and improvement activities.

Scaperoth D. (2020-09-08). Moving Back To The Marriage Bed. jamanetwork.com A month since my mastectomy, I've slept in the spare room, which is closer to a toilet, and because my left side ached where a surgeon grafted back skin and muscle over my heart. I joked, "Tonight don't be scared if you wake to find a balding white-haired lady in your bed." Some men leave women when they hear the word cancer. True, we lose the parts that once defined us, wrongly or not, our hair, a breast or two, our libido. Maybe such partners fear costs of a consuming process of surgery, radiation and chemo, in my case, a stubborn tumor that returned too quickly. I had to remind myself I am more than my body. A…

WSWS (2020-09-08). Health disaster and class conflict on horizon as millions of students return to US schools. wsws.org Following the Labor Day holiday, the vast majority of schools have now reopened in the US, sending millions of students and educators back into schools and threatening a massive spread of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the country.

Buttgereit F, Matteson EL, Dejaco C. (2020-09-08). Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights Clinical Update reviews the diagnosis and management of polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis and provides a suggested treatment algorithm for giant cell arteritis.

Kuehn BM. (2020-09-08). TB Control Suffers During Pandemic. jamanetwork.com Extraordinary demands during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have diminished efforts to diagnose and treat people with tuberculosis (TB) at half of US public health departments, according to a report by the CDC and the National TB Controllers Association.

news.un (2020-09-08). Finance Ministers meet to refine 'single ambitious menu' for COVID-19 recovery and beyond. news.un.org The UN Deputy Secretary-General has reminded Finance Ministers from across the world of their duty to help countries emerge from the social and economic chaos brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

teleSUR (2020-09-08). Chile: Right-Wingers Use Jara's Song To Oppose New Constitution. telesurenglish.net Controversy Tuesday arose in Chile after the ultra-right-wing party Independent Democratic Union (UDI) used a phrase from legendary singer-songwriter Victor Jara to promote its political campaign over next October's constitutional plebiscite. | RELATED: | Telesur's correspondent in Chile Paola Dragnic explained that UDI used Jara's phrase "The right to live in peace", to call for voters to check the "reject" option in the ballot during the popular c…

Anthony Pahnke (2020-09-08). U.S. Food System Needs Reform. progressive.org The pandemic has exposed critical weaknesses in our food system.

Khullar D, Schpero WL, Bond AM, et al. (2020-09-08). Patient Social Risk and Physician Performance Scores in the First Year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. jamanetwork.com This study uses data from the Medicare Physician Compare database to assess associations between patient social risk, defined as dual eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid, and physicians' Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data scores, a proxy for patient outcomes and care value.

Fight Back (2020-09-08). UIC workers ready to strike. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – SEIU Local 73, which represents about 4000 workers at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) gave notice of their intent to strike September 3. Key demands of the workers include safety, pay and respect. 94 % of the members voted for the open-ended strike which is set to begin on September 14. | 1400 members of the Illinois Nurses Association at UIC have also voted to authorize a strike, which could begin as early as September 12. | The majority of UIC workers are Black or Latino who have faced a pattern of racist discrimination.

Kuehn BM. (2020-09-08). COVID-19 Precautions Helped Limit Cases Linked to Milwaukee Primary. jamanetwork.com High rates of voting by mail and other prevention strategies during Milwaukee's April primary limited the election-related spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a report by CDC and City of Milwaukee Health Department researchers.

PAI (2020-09-08). Harvard law experts: Coronavirus presents dangers, opportunities for new worker power. peoplesworld.org

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-08). Hungarian students protest loss of autonomy of university. peoplesdispatch.org Students of the University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE) have been protesting against bids to restrict autonomy of the university. They allege that there is a takeover bid by allies of Viktor Orban.

Shultz JM, Fugate C, Galea S. (2020-09-08). Cascading Risks of COVID-19 Resurgence During an Active 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint discusses the prospects for exacerbation of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic during hurricane season in the US, and proposes reinforcement of public health measures, clear communication, and learning from each experience to reduce the risks of hurricane-related harms and increases in COVID-19 cases.

jamanetwork (2020-09-08). The President Outlines a Program. jamanetwork.com On September 6 President Harry S. Truman sent to the Congress an outline of the executive and legislative program which he considered desirable. He concluded his presentation:…

Jaiswal N, Singh S, Singh M. (2020-09-08). Chikungunya Virus—Like Particle Vaccine. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The chikungunya virus—like particle (CHIKV VLP) vaccine described in a recent article by Dr Chen and colleagues is one of several chikungunya vaccines that have completed either phase 1 or preclinical phases. The phase 2 randomized clinical trial reported focuses on pertinent clinical questions of safety and tolerability of the vaccine in a chikungunya-endemic area. The trial enrolled healthy adults aged 18 through 60 years who had tested negative for chikungunya virus IgM/IgG and randomized them to receive 20 Œºg of the vaccine or a placebo. Both safety and tolerability were demons…

Sam Gindin (2020-09-08). Class struggle during and after the pandemic. zcomm.org We need a left agenda that is not just engaged in periodic working-class struggles but is also genuinely embedded in workers' daily lives and committed to nurturing the best of the working class's historic potentials…

Bernie Sanders (2020-09-08). Nothing less than our democracy is at stake. zcomm.org In order to be effective in combating Trump's attempt to sabotage the November election, it is important that you, and everyone you know, recognize the warning signs as to what he and his Republican allies are doing…

Mike Hastie (2020-09-08). When Homelessness Hits the Wall. zcomm.org It is amazing what people will talk about when they just want someone to hear their story…

H. Patricia Hynes (2020-09-08). A Pandemic Within The Pandemic. zcomm.org Peace is not just the absence of war. Many women under lockdown for Covid 19 face violence where they should be safest: in their own homes…

What Happened to Free Speech? (2020-09-08). Arrests at Labor Day GG Bridge Protest for Workers and BLM. indybay.org Last week Trump supporters held a rally on the Golden Gate Bridge. At that event, police were seen fist bumping with Trumpers. Fast forward to Labor Day and a workers' rights and Black Lives Matter protest at the same location. Protesters were greeted with a show of force by the California Highway Patrol inordinate to the number of demonstrators who were there for the cause of justice.

Swing Left San Francisco (2020-09-08). Sunday 9/13: Swing Left SF Phone Bank Training for Introverts (& Friends). indybay.org Online Event…

No Justice Under Capitalism (2020-09-08). Sunday 9/13: Rise in Power – Recognizing Resistance San Quentin to Attica and Back Again. indybay.org Meet at Larkspur Ferry Terminal at 5: 30 pm, walk to San Quentin Prison West Gate at 6 pm.

Youth Art Exchange (2020-09-08). Thursday 10/8: ArtMart: Art Auction + Live Art Class. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

WSWS Repost (2020-09-08). Once more: what has happened to the #MeToo witch-hunt? indybay.org The apparent stifling of the #MeToo Movement points to the way the US media turns on a given tap at one instant, only to turn it off at the next. | Everything it reports is dictated by the needs of the ruling elite to shift public opinion, always with a larger political agenda in mind, to confuse and deceive the people.

Lynda Carson (2020-09-08). In honor of Hilbert Morales co-founder of El Observador newspaper. indybay.org Photo of Hilbert Morales:…

David Giesen (2020-09-08). Saturday 9/12: Late term economic abortion. indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/96825211741?pwd=VTFHTHp3VWh6VG… | Meeting ID: 968 2521 1741 | Passcode: Q0tBsB…

Zachary Conti (2020-09-08). Finance Ministers and United Nations Discuss COVID Crisis Solutions. indybay.org IMF Announces Access to Global "SDRs" Reserve…

Sit. Walk. Listen (2020-09-08). Sunday 9/13: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (14th Street/Broadway) | Oakland, CA…

Lynda Carson (2020-09-08). Assault on the healing process after the murder of George Floyd by killer cops. indybay.org Executive Office Memo Attacking Training Programs Meant To Heal The Nation After The Murder Of George Floyd:…

Labor Video Project (2020-09-08). Labor Day Unite Here 2 & SEIU 87 Protest Lyft Union Busting & For Healthcare. indybay.org On Labor Day 2020 September 7, 2020, SEIU Local 87 and Unite Here Local 2 protested union busting by the hotels, Lyft and Giants.

Sierra Club (2020-09-08). Friday 9/11: Ken Brower on "The Sierra Club and Point Reyes National Seashore" indybay.org Online…

_____ (2020-09-08). The Fed's Brilliant Plan? More Inflation and Higher Prices. strategic-culture.org Ron PAUL | Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell recently announced that the Fed is abandoning "inflation targeting" where the Fed aims to maintain a price inflation rate of up to two percent. Instead, the Fed will allow inflation to remain above two percent to balance out periods of lower inflation. Powell's announcement is not a radical shift in policy. It is an acknowledgment that the Fed is unlikely to reverse course and stop increasing the money supply anytime soon. | Following the 2008 market meltdown, the Fed embarked on an unprecedented money-creation binge. The result was historically low interest rates…

_____ (2020-09-08). Four More Years Would Be Welcomed by the Pentagon. strategic-culture.org On August 24 President Trump was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate to

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Amir Aliakbari to fight Russian heavyweight in Singapore. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — The Iranian mixed martial artist Amir Aliakbari is set to take on the Russian heavyweight Anatoly Malykhin at the ONE Championship in Singapore on October 30.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran, Turkey agree on expansion of fight against terrorism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iran and Turkey issued a joint statement on the expansion of bilateral ties and agreed to fight against PKK, PJAK, and all terrorist groups.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Heavy rains inflicting damage on rice fields of Gilan prov. en.mehrnews.com RASHT, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Heavy summer rains have inflicted damages on rice fields of Gilan province, north Iran, affecting both the quality and quantity of the products while also making the harvesting process more difficult.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). MP urges France to apologize for insulting Holy Prophet (S). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Chairwoman of Iranian Parliament's Human Rights Committee called on French government to apologize to Muslims for insulting the Holy Prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad (S).

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Active engagement with neighbors Iran's top priority: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Referring to his meeting with his Indian counterpart, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described active engagement with neighborhood as Iran's top priority.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Lawmakers praise IDO's excellent performance during Muharram. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Spokesperson of Parliament's Cultural Commission said that members of the Commission expressed their special thanks to the Head of Islamic Development Organization Hojjatoleslam Qomi for special measures taken during Muharram.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan railway symbol of friendship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — The Kazakh Foreign Ministry described the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway as a symbol of friendship and a new opportunity to further develop international cooperation between the three countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran-Turkey talks play crucial role in solving regional issue. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that bilateral talks between Iran and Turkey play a very decisive role in resolving many regional issues.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Namaki urges for global call to end US illegal sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — In a letter to Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Iranian Minister of Health Saeed Namaki called for a global request for an end to the US illegal and unilateral sanctions that endanger global health.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran, India FMs eye boosting bilateral ties: FM spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Hailing the meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Iran and India, the Foreign Ministry spokesman stated that the two counterparts reaffirmed their will to further expand bilateral relations in all dimensions.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Expanding ties between Iran, Turkey only way to foil plots. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani referred to Iran and Turkey as two major regional powers and noted that expanding bilateral ties is the only way to foil conspiracies.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iranian children shine in Bulgarian painting competition. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Five members of the Iranian Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults received honorary diplomas from the 22nd International Youth Art Exhibition Nova Zagora held in Bulgaria.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Saudi's Khashoggi verdict 'parody of justice'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — UN human rights investigator Agnes Callamard on Monday called the Saudi prosecutor's verdict on the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul a parody of justice which spared high-level plotters.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Steel ingot production vol. hits 9.2mn tons in 5 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Subsidiary units of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) and major industrial-mineral companies produced 9,238,503 tons of steel ingot in first five months of the current year.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran emphasizes lasting stability in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iran's special envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian emphasized the significance of lasting stability and peace in Afghanistan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran building more advanced nuclear facilities in Natanz. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is constructing more advanced nuclear facilities within the Natanz Mountains.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Europe seeking to boost its diplomatic role in Iran:Former MP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Regarding the failure of the US anti-Iran pressures, a former Parliament Member said that the Swiss Foreign Minister's visit to Iran and his messages show Europeans' tendency to play a more active diplomatic role toward Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Macron's regional moves on behalf of US, Zionist regime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 09 (MNA) —Warning about suspicious French President's moves in the region, Sadr al Hosseini didn't reject the possibility of Zionist backed efforts to pave the way for construction of an energy pipeline from Iraq to Occupied Land.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-08). Researcher and chef make 'hyperfoods' cookbook with disease-fighting ingredients. imperial.ac.uk An Imperial researcher and a chef have teamed up to create a cookbook of recipes using 'hyperfoods' — ingredients with anti-cancer molecules.

The Canary (2020-09-08). 'Astounding' admission as minister confirms proposed change to Brexit deal would breach international law. thecanary.co A government plan to override elements of Boris Johnson's Brexit deal with Brussels would breach international law, a senior minister has confirmed. | The comment by Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis provoked a furious reaction, including from some Tory MPs, and followed news that the head of the Government Legal Department had resigned amid reports he was "very unhappy" with the proposal. | Lewis told MPs legislation to ensure Northern Ireland could continue to enjoy unfettered access to markets in the rest of the UK would breach international law in a "very specific and limited way". | pic.twitter.com/VQ…

Staff (2020-09-08). UN Chief: Humanity Is "Doomed" If Nations Don't Cooperate on Climate Soon. truthout.org World powers must pull together and retool their economies for a green future or humanity is "doomed," UN chief Antonio Guterres has warned, telling AFP that failure to control the coronavirus pandemic illustrates the danger of disunity. | Before the virus struck, 2020 was billed as a pivotal year for the plan to dodge the bullet of catastrophic global warming, with high profile summits planned to catch a wave of public alarm over the future of the planet. | The coronavirus crisis may have shunted c…

Staff (2020-09-08). Facebook's Political Ad Ban Could Inhibit Ability to Spread Accurate Voting Info. truthout.org Facebook this week said it would bar political ads in the seven days before the presidential election. That could prevent dirty tricks or an "October surprise" and give watchdogs time to fact-check statements. But rather than responding with glee, election officials say the move leaves them worried. | Included in the ban are ads purchased by election officials — secretaries of state and boards of elections — who use Facebook to inform voters about how voting will work. The move…

Staff (2020-09-08). Trump's "Law and Order" Rhetoric Is a Rallying Cry for State Violence. truthout.org "The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose." —James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time | Many politicians, media pundits and commentators, along with the mainstream cultural apparatuses, are decrying property destruction produced by protesters in the face of unrelenting police assaults on unarmed Black people. Their critical focus has been not only on the broken windows, burning cars and alleged "looting" of stores, but also on the so-called violent tendencies of the…

Staff (2020-09-08). Trauma of Breonna Taylor's Killing Remains for Community Six Months Later. truthout.org Image Credit: NYT Presents on FX and FX on Hulu | Filmmaker Yoruba Richen, director of The New York Times documentary The Killing of Breonna Taylor, says the 26-year-old EMT's killing was not just a devastating blow to her friends and family, but a "loss of the entire community." Police officers in Louisville, Kentucky, fatally shot Taylor during a raid on her home in March, part of a botched drug investigation. Richen says that in visiting Louisville and speaking with Taylor's loved ones, she "pers…

Staff (2020-09-08). Sanders Condemns Trump Effort to Rush COVID Vaccine Before Election. truthout.org After President Donald Trump on Monday suggested a Covid-19 vaccine could be fully developed and put to market "before a very special day" — apparently referring to the November 3 presidential election — Sen. Bernie Sanders warned that Trump's ongoing politicization of the vaccine process threatens to undermine public trust and safety. | "I think you got a president who's losing it, and I think most people are sick and tired of the ranting and the ravings of Donald Trump," the Vermont sena…

Staff (2020-09-08). It's OK to Mourn When "Back to School" Means Staying at Home. truthout.org Once upon a time, a full 17 years before I became a parent, Sigh. | T…

yenisafak (2020-09-08). Turkish first lady marks International Literacy Day. yenisafak.com Turkey's first lady marked the International Literacy Day on Tuesday with a vow to continue efforts for education in the country."The literacy campaign in our country will continue until every individual's world is illuminated by the light of letters. Happy #InternationalLiteracyDay," Emine Erdogan said in a message on Twitter.In the message, which was posted along with a video clip commemorating the day, she also congratulated "all citizens who participated in the literacy campaign."Sept. 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of lite…

yenisafak (2020-09-08). Erdogan hails dialogue with Iran on region. yenisafak.com The president of Turkey on Tuesday praised his country's dialogue with Iran to find possible solutions to problems in their shared region."Dialogue between Turkey and Iran has played a determinant role in resolving many regional problems," said Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking at the sixth meeting of the Turkey-Iran High-Level Cooperation Council."I believe our cooperation will return to its previous levels as the epidemic subsides," Erdogan said at the meeting, which was being held via video link and co-chaired by himself and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.Turkey's Communications Directorate had said in a…

yenisafak (2020-09-08). Iran building new production hall for centrifuges in mountains near Natanz. yenisafak.com Iran has begun to build a hall in "the heart of the mountains" near its Natanz nuclear site for the production of advanced centrifuges, Iran's nuclear chief said on Tuesday.It is meant to replace a production hall at the facility which was damaged by fire in July. Iran said at the time that the fire was the result of sabotage and had caused significant damage that could slow the development of advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges."It was decided to establish a more modern, wider and more comprehensive hall in all dimensions in the heart of the mountain near Natanz. Of course, the work has begun," said Ali Akba…

yenisafak (2020-09-08). Tension mounts at Israeli prison after detainee's death. yenisafak.com Tension escalated inside Israel's Ofer prison on Tuesday following the death of a Palestinian detainee a few months before his release.According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPC), prison guards stormed two sections inside the prison and transferred many detainees to solitary confinement.It said that detainees were tortured by prison guards and their belongings were damaged."The situation is difficult and complicated inside the prison," PPC head Qadora Fares told Anadolu Agency.Last week, Palestinian detainee Daoud al-Khatib, 45, died inside the prison's section 20, a few months before he completes his 18-…

yenisafak (2020-09-08). Turkish doctors continue 'troublesome' fight with virus. yenisafak.com Fighting on the coronavirus front lines in northeastern Turkey presents many challenges, Turkish doctors told Anadolu Agency.Ertac Ozeroglu, deputy chief of medicine at Ardahan State Hospital, in a city near Turkey's border with Georgia, pointed to the "troublesome" fight against COVID-19 in intensive care units."This is a psychologically troublesome area for both patients and their relatives," said Ozeroglu, an anesthetist."It's not a good process. We're fighting here while wearing our personal protective equipment. It's really very difficult to work in this equipment."Explaining that patients' relatives want to…

yenisafak (2020-09-08). Turkey-Greece military talks at NATO postponed to Sept.10. yenisafak.com According to Turkish National Defense Ministry sources, the technical talks — planned after a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg — is postponed to Sept.10 by the NATO Military Committee.

yenisafak (2020-09-08). Record floods threaten pyramid sites in Sudan. yenisafak.com Record floods in Sudan have threatened sites housing the royal pyramids of Meroe and Nuri, two of the country's most important archaeological areas, an official said on Tuesday.The royal bath at Meroe, a basin that fills during the annual flooding of the Nile, was at risk from unprecedented water levels, and teams have been working since Monday to protect the site from being swamped, said Hatem al-Nour, director of Sudan's antiquities and museums authority.Meroe is an ancient city on the east bank of the River Nile about 200 km (125 miles) northeast of the capital Khartoum. It was the capital of the Kush dynasty…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-08). The Face of British Trade: Tony Abbott Goes to Blighty. counterpunch.org The question was put by interviewer Kay Burley on Britain's Sky News network to UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock. "Is Tony Abbott the right kind of person to represent us — even if he's a homophobic misogynist?" Hancock, while preferring to focus on the former Australia Prime Minister's expertise in trade, also performed something of

Tom Engelhardt (2020-09-08). Fourth World or American Carnage From a Pandemic President. commondreams.org "Donald J. Trump has given American carnage new meaning and, in his singular way, lent a remarkable hand to the transformation of this country," writes Engelhardt. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-09-08). 'Gross Mismanagement' of Public Lands: Trump Administration Urged to Cancel Planned Sales for Oil and Gas Drilling. commondreams.org Environmentalists have decried the administration's attempts to expand drilling and fracking as "breathtakingly vicious." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-09-08). Climate Justice Group Launches Effort Urging Candidates To Return Contributions From MN Chamber of Commerce. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-09-08). 'This Is What It Has Come To': Amid Fears of Politicization at FDA, Big Pharma Pledge to 'Stand With Science' Is Met With Skepticism. commondreams.org "It is simply remarkable and beyond dangerous that President Trump has so politicized the vaccine process to the point that drug corporations—the least trusted industry in America—are now the messengers on vaccine safety." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mindy Isser (2020-09-08). Why Every Job in the Renewable Energy Industry Must Be a Union Job. commondreams.org "If envi­ron­men­tal­ists are tru­ly con­cerned about off­set­ting car­bon foot­prints and grow­ing the renew­able sec­tor, they'll have to fight for gov­ern­ment inter­ven­tion," writes Isser, "and to do so suc­cess­ful­ly, they'll need unions on their side." (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Lisa Newcomb, staff writer (2020-09-08). 'Liberal Diversity Is Not Racial Justice': Black Progressives Denounce Claims They Want Wall Street Insiders in Biden Cabinet. commondreams.org "We need less Wall Street in the next administration and more working class representation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-09-08). As Pandemic Drags On, 'Free Them All' National Days of Action Demand Mass Decarceration. commondreams.org Covid-19 turns "every cell and cage into a potential death chamber," organizers say. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Steven Singer (2020-09-08). Why Does Trump Hate COVID Testing But Love Standardized Testing? commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos looks on during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in the press briefing room of the White House on March 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-09-08). Statement Released from Twenty-Five State Attorneys General on Illegality of Voting Twice. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Lisa Newcomb, staff writer (2020-09-08). 'Worst-Case Scenario': Report Finds Sturgis Motorcycle Rally a Superspreader Event Infecting Over 260,000. commondreams.org "These cases represent a cost of over $12.2 billion," researchers wrote. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andy Currier (2020-09-08). World Bank Must Permanently End Ideologically Driven Doing Business Rankings. commondreams.org Demonstrators march outside the World Bank and IMF Headquarters during the organizations, Annual Meetings in Washington, DC, October 18, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-09-08). 'This Is What a Climate Crisis Looks Like': Fires Have Now Burned Record 2 Million Acres in California This Year. commondreams.org A spokesperson for CAL FIRE called the news "unnerving," noting that "September and October are historically our worst months for fires." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jim Goodman (2020-09-08). The Party Formerly Known as Republican. commondreams.org President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.(Photo: Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-09-08). As Covid-19 Cases Surge in Developing Countries, USAID Disbands Coronavirus Task Force. commondreams.org A federal task force fighting the spread of the coronavirus around the world will disband on Wednesday amid efforts by the Trump administration to treat the Covid-19 pandemic as an event that is firmly in the past. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Robert Reich (2020-09-08). Labor Day 2020: The Power Shift. commondreams.org "Large corporations, Wall Street banks, and a relative handful of exceedingly rich individuals have gained enough political power to game the system," writes Reich. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-09-08). Despite Overseeing Soaring Civilian Casualties, Trump Points Finger at Pentagon Leaders as Warmongers. commondreams.org Critics note the president has increased military spending to record levels while fulfilling his promise to "bomb the shit" out of militants—and their families. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Russell Mokhiber (2020-09-08). Trump, Biden and a Possible October Single-Payer Surprise. commondreams.org National Nurses United (NNU), along with a broader coalition of pro-Medicare for All organizations, rallied outside of the national headquarters of PhRMA in support of Medicare for All. (Photo: NNU/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

jamanetwork (2020-09-08). Correction to Affiliations in Arts and Medicine Feature. jamanetwork.com In the Arts and Medicine feature titled "Amabié—A Japanese Symbol of the COVID-19 Pandemic," published in the August 11, 2020, issue of JAMA, the affiliations of the authors were misattributed. This article was corrected online.

news.un (2020-09-08). Khashoggi overturned verdict 'parody of justice' — independent UN rights expert. news.un.org An independent UN human rights investigator called the overturned verdict of Saudi Arabia's prosecutor in the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey a "parody of justice" that spared "high-level" plotters.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-08). Saudi court revises sentence of convicts in Jamal Khashoggi murder case. peoplesdispatch.org The eight unidentified convicts in the Jamal Khashoggi murder case will spend between seven and 20 years in jail. Agnes Callamard, UN's special rapporteur, welcomed the commuting of death sentences but called the judgement a parody of justice…

Manlio Dinucci (2020-09-08). Il lato oscuro del 5G: l'uso militare. globalresearch.ca La manifestazione del 12 settembre a Roma ´Stop 5G ª si focalizza a ragione sulle possibili conseguenze delle emissioni elettromagnetiche per la salute e l'ambiente, in particolare sul decreto che impedisce ai sindaci di regolamentare l'installazione di antenne 5G sul territorio …

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-09-08). Democrats Have Planned a Coup If Trump Wins Reelection. thealtworld.com Under the pretext that President Trump will not step down if he loses reelection, Democrats and the military/security complex created the Transition Integrity Project. The plan they have worked out is to take the presidency regardless of the vote. Trump's win is to be blamed on vote fraud, and Biden/Kamala are forbidden to concede their defeat. Instead, the presstitutes will conduct a propaganda campaign against Trump alleging election fraud in order to cast Trump's reelection in doubt. | The propaganda campaign against Trump will be conducted by assertions and fake news just as was the Russiagate, Impeachgate, a…

Larissa Pham (2020-09-08). C Pam Zhang's Radical Retelling of Western Myths. thenation.com C Pam Zhang's Radical Retelling of Western Myths…

Sasha Abramsky (2020-09-08). Is Trump Planning a Coup d'État? thenation.com Is Trump Planning a Coup d'État?

Our Readers (2020-09-08). Letters From the September 21/28, 2020, Issue. thenation.com Letters From the September 21/28, 2020, Issue…

Catherine Pierce (2020-09-08). All 21 of Mississippi's Beaches Are Closed Because of Toxic Algae (CNN headline). thenation.com All 21 of Mississippi's Beaches Are Closed Because of Toxic Algae (CNN headline)…

Daniel Bessner (2020-09-08). Can the American University Be Saved? thenation.com Can the American University Be Saved?

Edward Burmila (2020-09-08). With Executive Powers, Trump Can Legally Unleash Global Chaos. thenation.com With Executive Powers, Trump Can Legally Unleash Global Chaos…

Calvin Trillin (2020-09-08). George Washington and the Cherry Tree—Updated. thenation.com George Washington and the Cherry Tree—Updated…

Dave Zirin (2020-09-08). A New Study Exposes Just How Racist College Sports Have Become. thenation.com A New Study Exposes Just How Racist College Sports Have Become…

David Swanson (2020-09-07). Kevin Zeese: Irreplaceable. counterpunch.org Kevin Zeese was a major constant reliable presence in the movement for peace and justice. He used writing, editing, online and all other forms of communication. He organized events, protests, occupations. He risked arrest. He ran for office. He was an attorney and used the courts and shared his expertise. He thought independently. He acted

_____ (2020-09-07). Rest In Power, Kevin Zeese. popularresistance.org It is with a sad heart that I report the sudden and unexpected death of Kevin Zeese early Sunday morning. Kevin was working up until the end and died in his sleep of a possible heart attack. | Kevin was going to write a newsletter this weekend about the extradition trial of Julian Assange, which begins today. Kevin understood the great importance of the prosecution of Julian Assange as a battle that will define journalism in the 21st century and our right to know. | He was helping to organize an online event featuring Daniel Ellsberg, James Goodale and Chris Hedges, moderated by Sue Udry.

Margaret Flowers (2020-09-07). Rest in Power, Kevin Zeese (1955 – 2020). commondreams.org Longtime progressive activist and organizer Kevin Zeese died early Sunday, September 2, 2020. He was 64. (Image: Portrait of Kevin Zeese by Robert Shetterly) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

CP Editor (2020-09-07). Resistance in the Age of Trump — Kevin Zeese. counterpunch.org

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-07). Julian Assange and the heavy price of exposing US imperialist crimes. peoplesdispatch.org As the extradition hearings of Julian Assange resume, we take a long at the continuous persecution he and Chelsea Manning have had to face for standing up to US imperialism and exposing its war crimes…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-07). The trials of Julian Assange. peoplesdispatch.org Julian Assange's extradition hearing has resumed on September 7 at the Central Criminal Court in London, even as protests in support of Assange took place in different cities. We take a look at a brief timeline of events that resulted in the situation Assange faces today.

John Pilger (2020-09-07). The Stalinist Trial of Julian Assange. dissidentvoice.org Having reported the long, epic ordeal of Julian Assange, John Pilger gave this address outside the Central Criminal Court in London on September 7 as the WikiLeaks editor's extradition hearing entered its final stage. When I first met Julian Assange more than 10 years ago, I asked him why he had started WikiLeaks. He replied: …

Peter Oborne (2020-09-07). Julian Assange: Future Generations of Journalists Will Not Forgive Us if We Do Not Fight Extradition. globalresearch.ca Let's imagine a foreign dissident was being held in London's Belmarsh Prison charged with supposed espionage offences by the Chinese authorities. | And that his real offence was revealing crimes committed by the Chinese Communist Party — including publishing video footage …

_____ (2020-09-07). WikiLeaks, Still Revealing Truths About Power. popularresistance.org WikiLeaks is among the most important organizations of the twenty-first century. It has profoundly affected the world by disrupting countless geopolitical, economic, journalistic, and technological norms, reminding us that digital technology is an indispensable tool in the global fight for justice. | Yet WikiLeaks remains highly misunderstood, especially in the United States. One major cause of this misunderstanding is the decade-long disinformation campaign waged by those in the U.S. government and corporate media who view Julian Assange and WikiLeaks as political enemies.