2020-09-10: Social Media Postees

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As COVID spreads: Epidemic of evictions goes viral
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-09-10
Houston — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a federal eviction moratorium on Sept. 1 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Coming several months into the pandemic, it may help keep many in their homes — but only until Dec. 31. This is very much a case . . . | Continue reading As COVID spreads: Epidemic of evictions goes viral at Workers.org
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Assange Trial Exposes False Partisan Narratives With Focus On Trump's War On Journalism
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-10
scandalously opaque and plainly rigged show trial have brought into focus the reality that the WikiLeaks founder's plight is the exact inverse of what the mainstream partisan narratives assert in the nation that's working to extradite him. | A new article about the proceedings in The Evening Standard titled " Julian Assange 'targeted as a political oppone…
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Assange's Third Day at the Old Bailey: Bias, Politics and Wars on Journalism
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-10
The third day of extradition proceedings against Julian Assange at the Old Bailey resumed on the point of politics. Assange as a figure of political beliefs; Assange as a target of the Trump administration precisely for having them. The man sketching the portrait was Paul Rogers, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University. It…
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Your Man in the Public Gallery — Assange Hearing Day 8
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
The great question after yesterday's hearing was whether prosecution counsel James Lewis QC would continue to charge at defence witnesses like a deranged berserker (spoiler — he would), and more importantly, why? | QC's representing governments usually seek to radiate calm …
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Wikileaks helped end secret U.S. killings, Assange extradition hearing is told
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-10
REVELATIONS published by Wikileaks helped to end a secret U.S. assassination programme and freed unlawfully detained prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, the Julian Assange extradition hearing was told today.
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Assange's Third Day at the Old Bailey: Bias, Politics and Wars on Journalism
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-10
The third day of extradition proceedings against Julian Assange at the Old Bailey resumed on the point of politics. Assange as a figure of political beliefs; Assange as a target of the Trump administration precisely for having them. The man sketching the portrait was Paul Rogers, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University. It …
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Chant for Assange
Ed Sanders | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-10
Chant for Assange Julian Assange Julian Assange Why do they persecute Julian Assange He exposed ghastly violence done by the States Exposed hideous crimes done without debates done in total secrecy done by the States We should give Assange a toast from a Grail Instead they want him now to die alone in jail Julian…
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Assange's Third Day at the Old Bailey: Bias, Politics and Wars on Journalism
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
The third day of extradition proceedings against Julian Assange at the Old Bailey resumed on the point of politics. Assange as a figure of political beliefs; Assange as a target of the Trump administration precisely for having them. The man …
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The War on Your Mind: A Brief History of the U.S. Surveillance-Intelligence Complex
T.J. Coles | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-10
The recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vindicated the contractor-turned-whistleblower, Edward Snowden, by ruling that the National Security Agency's blanket data collection was unlawful and likely unconstitutional. After Snowden alerted the world, the Obama administration claimed that the dragnet was necessary to catch terrorists, specifically Issa Doreh, Basaaly Saeed Moalin, Ahmed Nasir …
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Israel and the UAE Hope to Turn Yemen's Remote Islands into an Intel Gathering Hub
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-10
Often a flashpoint for tensions between international rivals and a major chokepoint for much of the world's maritime transit, the waters surrounding Yemen have become a much-vaunted prize for regional intelligence services.
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It's Time to Acknowledge Hutu Genocide and Rwandan Occupation of DRC
Ann Garrison | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
My first contribution to Black Agenda Report was " Madame President? No, Madame Prisoner," a profile of Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza published in January 2014. Late Black Agenda Report Editor Bruce A. Dixon had asked me to …
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U.S. govt-linked PR firm ran fake news networks for right-wing Latin American regimes
Ben Norton | mronline.org | 2020-09-10
A major U.S. PR firm located just a few blocks from the White House has been caught running an industrial grade propaganda operation on social media.
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Venezuela Backs Bolivia's Morales and Ecuador's Correa Following Court Rulings
Manuela Solé | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-09-10
The Maduro government recently launched the Simon Bolivar International Institute to strengthen international solidarity.
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Examining 9/11 and America's "War on Terrorism"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
At 11 o'clock, on the morning of 9/11, the Bush administration had already announced that Al Qaeda was responsible for the attacks. That same evening at 9: 30 pm, a "War Cabinet" was formed. And at 11: 00 pm, at the end of that historic meeting at the White House, the "War on Terrorism" was officially launched.
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Progressives and the left can't hesitate in advocating a Biden-Harris vote
Michael Arney | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-10
Progressives and democratic socialists are saying it. Leaders, organizations, media, websites, and postings warn of a terrible threat. Fascism, or neo-fascism, or the growing danger of it. If not that, a severe rollback of our democracy. A permanent increase in systemic and individual acts of racism, with a green light from the Oval Office. If …
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PDF of September 10 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2020-09-10
Download the 12-page PDF. Anti-racists defy police, fascist terror Fight the right with united worker action! editorial ALSO: Kevin Zeese, °presente! Capitalist 'gifts': evictions and hunger. Battling racism on many fronts Pensacola and Greensboro; Sports focus on Black lives; Tribute to Chadwick Boseman. Labor's militant rank and file Save the . . . | Continue reading PDF of September 10 issue at Workers.org
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Assange Extradition and the War on Journalism
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-09-10
Event starts at 5-minute point — drag cursor to start. A webinar/press conference organized by the late Kevin Zeese for PopularResistance.org streamed live today, Sept. 9, 2020. The attempt to extradite Julian Assange to the United States for prosecution is a war against freedom of the press and our right to know. If the prosecution of Assange under the Espionage Act occurs… | Source…
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Assange Extradition And The War On Journalism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-10
A webinar/press conference organized by the late Kevin Zeese for PopularResistance.org streamed live on Sept. 9, 2020. | The attempt to extradite Julian Assange to the United States for prosecution is a war against freedom of the press and our right to know. If the prosecution of Assange under the Espionage Act occurs, it will define journalism for the 21st Century. No journalist or publisher who exposes war crimes or corruption will be safe.
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'Nothing nefarious at all': Backlash as ex-NSA chief, involved in mass surveillance revealed by Snowden, joins Amazon board
rt.com | 2020-09-10
General Keith Alexander, ex-director of the National Security Agency, who oversaw illegal mass spying on Americans, has been appointed to Amazon's board of directors, drawing the ire of privacy advocates, including Edward Snowden. | Amazon announced that Alexander, who served as NSA director from 2005 up to his retirement in March 2014, will join the company's board on Wednesday. | "We're thrilled to elect a new member to our Board of Directors this month. Welcome, General Keith Alexander!" the tech giant said in a statement on Twitter. | However, some, including the ex-CIA contractor Edward Snowden, were less…
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The Ongoing And Unjustifiable Persecution Of Julian Assange
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-10
A hugely important struggle for press freedom is currently taking place in the Old Bailey in London, where, on Monday, three weeks of hearings began regarding the proposed extradition to the US of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. In 2010 and 2011, WikiLeaks published documents leaked by a serving member of the US military — Bradley, now Chelsea Manning — that exposed evidence of war crimes committed by the US and, in the case of my particular area of expertise, Guantánamo.
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Expert Tells Court, Charges Against Assange Are Unconstitutional
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-10
It is immaterial whether one considers Julian Assange to be a reporter because he was engaged in "journalistic activity" when obtaining and publishing classified US documents, the director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation told the court on day three of the WikiLeaks publisher's extradition hearing. | The US indictment against WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange represents an "unconstitutional" threat to the First Amendment of the United States constitution and to press freedom more generally, Professor Trevor Timm told the Old Bailey on Wednesday.
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New: Simón Bolívar Institute For Peace And Solidarity Among Peoples
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-10
Caracas, VZ – On Sunday, September 6, 205 years since the publication of the Jamaica Letter, the Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples was inaugurated as a new space for the research, dissemination, debate, solidarity and strengthening of international relations. | The inauguration took place via YouTube on the Institute's Spanish and English channels. | "Our institute is formally inaugurated today, but the truth is that it already existed. The peoples have raised their voices in favor of Venezuela, and we at the same time have raised our voices for humankind's great causes," said the Pre…
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"Democratic Public Health": Big Pharma Relies on Developing World While Limiting Access to Treatment
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-10
We look at the history of clinical vaccine trials and exploitation of vulnerable people in the U.S. and India, which recently surpassed Brazil as the country with the second most infections worldwide. Kaushik Sunder Rajan, an anthropologist at the University of Chicago, says there is a documented history of "ethical lapses" and lack of accountability in vaccine studies in India. "The critical issue here is not whether vaccines are good or bad, but … even more, I would suggest what is at stake is a democratic public health," he notes.
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"This Is Climate Change": West Coast Fires Scorch Millions of Acres & Blot Out the Sun
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-10
The skies of the Bay Area and Northern California turned a dark orange as 90 major fires burn in the western United States, from San Diego to the Canadian border. At least seven people have died as a result of the fires, which have already burned 2.5 million acres in California alone. Despite heavy coverage in the mainstream media, however, few outlets are highlighting the link between the blazes and the accelerating climate crisis. "The fact is that TV news is completely abdicating its responsibility when it comes to telling the truth of what the West is dealing with right now," says Leah Stokes, assistant profe…
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"Democratic Public Health": Big Pharma Relies on Developing World While Limiting Access to Treatment
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-10
We look at the history of clinical vaccine trials and exploitation of vulnerable people in the U.S. and India, which recently surpassed Brazil as the country with the second most infections worldwide. Kaushik Sunder Rajan, an anthropologist at the University of Chicago, says there is a documented history of "ethical lapses that were serious" and lack of accountability in vaccine studies in India. "The critical issue here is not whether vaccines are good or bad, but … even more, I would suggest what is at stake is a democratic public health," he notes.
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COVID Vaccine Trials Seek Black & Latinx Participants, But History of Medical Apartheid Sows Mistrust
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-10
As President Trump pushes to release a coronavirus vaccine before the November election, a National Institutes of Health report details how the process could be slowed by a lack of participation in vaccine studies by African American and Latinx people, many of whom mistrust the U.S. healthcare system due the history of racist medical exploitation. "The written history of medicine, the canon, has been carefully curated to elide the experience of African Americans," says medical ethicist Harriet Washington, author of "Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Ti…
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Fear of 'Covid in the courtroom' halts Julian Assange case
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-10
The extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been brought to a halt at the Old Bailey over fear of "Covid in the courtroom".District Judge Vanessa Baraitser stopped proceedings on the fourth day of hearings, as it emerged that a lawyer for the US Government may have been exposed to the virus and was being tested.Speaking in court, Edward Fitzgerald QC, for Assange, told the judge: "We respectfully submit we have to go with the assumption (the lawyer) has Covid."If that is the correct assumption it has consequences — firstly we should not be here today because Covid will be in the courtro…
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Amnesty calls on US, Britain to drop the charges against Assange
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-10
Democracy Jim McIlroyIssue 1280 Australia Wikileaks extradiction trial Amnesty InternationalSeptember 10, 2020Amnesty Internati…
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"Absolute And Arbitrary Power": Killing Extinction Rebellion And Julian Assange
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-10
The use and misuse of George Orwell's truth-telling is so widespread that we can easily miss his intended meaning. For example, with perfect (Orwellian) irony, the BBC has a statue of Orwell outside Broadcasting House, bearing the inscription: 'If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not …
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Reprieve's Clive Stafford Smith on US Judicial Unfairness, Assange's Show Trial
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
British/American human rights lawyer Smith founded UK-based Reprieve in 1999 — "an organization of courageous and committed human rights defenders." | It provides pro bono legal and investigative work services for "some of the world's most vulnerable people." | They include individuals …
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Nations of the South display spirit of 'global solidarity' — UN chief
news.un.org | 2020-09-10
"The spirit of South-South cooperation and global solidarity", is alive and well across the hemisphere as the word grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, said the UN chief in a message relayed to countries of the Global South on Thursday.
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The Current Impasse in Belarus and the Peace Alternative
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-10
Back in the 1970s, the left and even many liberals were clear that Nixon's dropping napalm on Vietnamese villages was an abomination. By the 1990s, some thought Bill Clinton's bombing of Yugoslavia was, perhaps, humanitarian. Fast forward to the present, there is sentiment that the US has a global "responsibility to protect" the less enlightened…
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America's Current Jobs 'Great Depression'
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
"Two well-known and highly respected mainstream economists, Carmen Reinhart, a chief economist for the World Bank, and Vincent Reinhart, chief economist for Morgan Stanley bank, have recently published an article in the widely read capitalist source, Foreign Affairs, entitled 'The …
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America's Current Job 'Great Depression'
Jack Rasmus | zcomm.org | 2020-09-10
What follows is a debunking of the 8.4% unemployment rate and a quantitative explanation why that rate is 25%–as well as a statement of the forces that will likely result in an even further deterioration in the unemployment rate in the 2020-21 period ahead…
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Lee Camp: Liberal Media Attacks Me And A Tribute To Kevin Zeese
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-10
A liberal media criticism outlet recently published an article where they used one of my jokes as evidence of a grand Russian plan to subvert the 2020 US elections. Also, my memories of a great man, lawyer, & activist — Kevin Zeese. Rest in power.
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A Tribute to Kevin Zeese
Trudy Hess | peoplesparty.org | 2020-09-10
Kevin Zeese was not a friend of mine, | a hero I saw and heard from "Clearing" my mind. | When he and Margaret would talk so calmly, | of issues so dire, though peacefully within voices that informed so clearly. | We lost a fighter for justice and peace, | a fight that continues, | however the sorrow, that was his masterpiece. | No discouraging word did he utter, | Only actions he continued to foster. | He'll continue to live in our heart, | no matter the time that departs. | A fond salute to a life well led, | a life we all can aspire to, without any dread. | By Ann K. MPP…
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Kevin Zeese: The Passing Of A Warrior For Peace And Justice
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-10
Having met Kevin Zeese during the Occupy movement in September of 2011, by Merwin's metric we passed unknowing the day that had finally come for Kevin nine times. Nine times we, (Kevin, Margaret Flowers -his loving partner, and I) were engaged in the struggle in one way or another. Occupy DC, Occupy the EPA, Hands Up Don't Shoot, Justice Mondays at the Department of Justice to name a few and lastly only hours before his transition — the fight to stop the desecration of Moses African Cemetery in Bethesda, Maryland.
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NATO Begins Military Maneuvers in the Barents Sea
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
NATO has stepped up its activities in the neutral waters of the Barents Sea, raising tensions in the Arctic region. In just one day, Russian pilots escorted three military planes, one Norwegian and two British. One of the British planes …
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Interview with Mark Weisbrot on the US Election, the Brazilian Economy, and US-Brazil Relations
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-09-10
Carta Capital, based in Brazil, interviewed CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot about the upcoming US elections. The Portuguese version is on Carta Capital's website here. CC: The Trump administration's economic performance was doing better than expected and had a 43 percent approval rating in April, according to Gallup. Last year, GDP grew 2.3 percent, but this …
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Biden Urged to Adopt a Good Neighbor Policy Toward Latin America
Medea Benjamin, Leonardo Flores | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-10
Election season is a difficult time to develop good policies towards Latin America, since both Democrats and Republicans cater to the small, but organized, conservative factions of the Latinx community in Florida, vying for their votes. But if Biden wins the White House, there is a chance to reverse the Trump administration policies that have…
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Greece: 400 kids relocated from gutted Moria camp
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-10
Some 400 unaccompanied children from a Greek refugee camp gutted in a fire a day earlier were transferred to the city of Thessaloniki, authorities said on Thursday.The children were moved to the port city on three flights, hours after a deadly fire forced thousands of migrants and refugees to flee the Moria camp on the Eastern Aegean island of Lesbos on Wednesday morning.According to Greece's Migration and Asylum Ministry, the transport started in the late hours of Wednesday and was completed on Thursday.The process was coordinated by the ministry's Special Secretariat for Unaccompanied Minors and funded by the E…
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Some of the Many Reasons Progressives Don't Like Joe Biden
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-09-10
Phil Roeder / CC BY 2.0] By Norman Solomon At a time when long-winded polemics and punditry about the upcoming presidential election are all over the place, a longtime progressive populist author and agitator has just summarized it all in less than a minute. "Hi, Jim Hightower here," a just-released video begins, "with a message for progressives who don't like Joe Biden's corporate-hugging… | Source…
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The Presidential Election: "A 200-Pound Sack of Concrete" vs. "The Orange Menace"
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2020-09-10
Being in denial about Trump's fascistic momentum is, to put it mildly, unwise…
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The Presidential Election: "A 200-Pound Sack of Concrete" vs. "The Orange Menace"
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-09-10
May the worst man lose…
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Arab League slammed for not condemning UAE-Israel deal
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-10
The Arab League faced fierce criticism on social media platforms after it dropped a Palestinian draft resolution condemning the UAE-Israel normalization deal. | On Wednesday, an Arab League meeting at the level of foreign ministers was held via video conference after days of ambiguity and division over Palestine's request for an emergency meeting to reject Emirati normalization with Israel. | According to the Arab media outlets, the Palestinian request was met with objection by the tiny kingdom of Bahrain. | In a move that sparked outrage on the social media platforms, the final statement of the Arab ministerial…
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'Abandoned Palestine should leave Arab League'
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-10
Palestine must withdraw from the Arab League after the forum refuses to condemn the controversial UAE-Israel normalization deal, Palestinian group Islamic Jihad said on Thursday. "We call on the Palestinian Authority to withdraw from the Arab League because this body includes countries that abandoned Palestine and embrace Israel and reject condemning the normalization [with Israel]," said Mohammed al-Hindi, member of the Islamic Jihad's political bureau.He said these Arab regimes do not represent "their people who are always sincere to Palestine."After a video conference of foreign ministers of Arab League membe…
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Power Balance in the East Mediterranean Is Changing as France Sends Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
The delicate power balance in the East Mediterranean is changing dramatically and quickly as states begin to cooperate to contain and contract Turkish ambitions in the region. Turkey's drive to secure and control gas and oil supplies has seen its …
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Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
Ed Curtin…. is a revolutionary genius, a profound thinker — who sees truth where others close their eyes. "Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies" is a visionary analysis of the falsehoods we experience on a daily basis way beyond …
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Israel Funds America's Israel Lobby, While U.S. Taxpayers Pay for Endless Fraud Against Themselves
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-10
Imagine for a moment that there is a foreign government that receives billions of dollars a year in "aid" and other benefits from the United States taxpayer. Consider beyond that, the possibility that that government might take part of the money it receives and secretly recycle it to groups of American citizens in the United States that exist to maintain and increase that money flow while also otherwise serving other interests of the recipient country. That would mean that the United States is itself subsidizing the lobbies and groups that are inevitably working against its own interests. And it also means that U…
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Israel Funds America's Israel Lobby, While U.S. Taxpayers Pay for Endless Fraud Against Themselves
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
Imagine for a moment that there is a foreign government that receives billions of dollars a year in "aid" and other benefits from the United States taxpayer. Consider beyond that, the possibility that that government might take part of the …
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As Washington Retreats, Eastern Mediterranean Conflict Further Marginalizes NATO
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-10
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance in name alone. Recent events notwithstanding, the brewing conflict over territorial waters in the Eastern Mediterranean indicates that the military union between mostly Western countries is faltering. The current Turkish-Greek tension is only one facet of a much larger conflict involving, aside from the two Mediterranean …
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Foreign Correspondent: Trump Plays Both Sides Against the Middle
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2020-09-10
Is he a hawk? Is he a peacenik? The President keeps us guessing.
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Jason Hamilton (1994-2020)
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-10
Jason Hamilton Jason L. Hamilton, age 25, an accomplished young activist, member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and a co-founder of the Socialist Rifle Association, died Aug. 27 from brain cancer. Born in 1994, Hamilton grew up in a time when the aftermath of "Reaganomics" and "tough-on-crime" policies were dramatically increasing inequality in …
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Navalny Poisoned by Novichok Hoax Timed Ahead of Russian Elections?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
Germany's failure to disclose novichoking medical evidence it claims about Alexey Navalny's condition strongly indicates there is none. | Notably his August 20 illness happened ahead of Russian regional and local elections at 83 locations, scheduled for September 11 — …
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Education initiative helping mobilize voters against the right wing in Arizona
Joe Bernick | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-10
TUCSON–It took an Arizona Supreme Court decision to put the "Invest in Education" voter initiative back on the ballot after it was thrown off by a right-wing trial judge. The broad coalition of educators, parents, students, organized labor, and communities that came together after the 2018 teachers' strike has been organizing tirelessly ever since. The Chamber of …
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Trump Names Anti-Abortion Senators to List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-10
President Trump on Wednesday released a list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court in the event of a vacancy, which included three current far right U.S. senators. | Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) were included on Trump's list of 20 potential nominees. | Although not without precedent, it is rare for sitting members of the Senate to be nominated to the hig…
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US Sanctions Targeting International Criminal Court Are An Outrage
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-10
On 2 September 2020, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced the imposition of sanctions on Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and prosecution jurisdiction director for authorizing such an investigation, including war crimes committed by U.S. forces, for which U.S. officials bear responsibility. | These sanctions were based on a declaration by U.S. President Trump of a national emergency on this subject in June of 2020. | The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) rejects as outrageous these sanctions on senior prosecution officials of the International Criminal Court.
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Lower Courts Agree — It's Time to End Qualified Immunity
April Rodriguez | aclu.org | 2020-09-10
Earlier this month, Mississippi federal court judge Carlton Reeves reluctantly held that a white police officer who detained, interrogated, and illegally searched Clarence Jamison, a Black man driving a Mercedes-Benz, for nearly two hours despite clearing multiple background checks, could not be held accountable for his actions. Why? Because his hands were tied by qualified immunity. Judge Reeves relates his frustration in his opinion: , , "Judges have invented a legal doctrine to protect law enforcement officers from having…
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Gov't silent as climate change unfolds
Tina Landis | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-10
San Francisco skyline tainted orange from wildfire smoke, Sept. 9 As I write this article from San Francisco, Calif., the sky is dark orange and I need to have my desk lamp on to see, despite that it's midday. There is so much smoke in the atmosphere above the summer fog layer that only the …
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Railroaded Underground: A voice from inside San Quentin
| workers.org | 2020-09-10
This is a slightly edited interview of a prisoner at San Quentin State Prison, by Tahir Asad, an Associated Press award-winning and Emmy-nominated journalist and educator in Philadelphia. By Tahir Asad San Quentin State Prison opened 168 years ago in July 1852, making it the oldest prison in California. Located . . . | Continue reading Railroaded Underground: A voice from inside San Quentin at Workers.org
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The Trump Administration's Attack on Abortion Access Disproportionately Harms Communities of Color Already Devastated by COVID-19
Rachel Reeves | aclu.org | 2020-09-10
Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it is devastatingly apparent that the United States' longstanding racial inequalities have only been amplified during this crisis. Nowhere is that truer than in health care, including reproductive health care., , Even before the pandemic, people of color faced severe barriers to accessing essential reproductive health care as a result of interrelated factors such as structural racism, gendered oppression, and associated economic disparities. Abortion restrictions, such as bans on insurance coverage for abortion or laws mandating delays in abortion care and an extra unnec…
aclu.org/news/reproductive-freedom/the-t…

Mali seeks a transition to people's power after coup
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-10
On 18th August 2020, a military coup ousted Mali's President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita (IBK). While regional and global leaders condemned this, thousands of people celebrated across the streets of the country's capital city of Bamako.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/10/mali-seek…

Zimbabwe Ruling Party Says There Is No Crisis in the Country
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
Over the last two decades the western imperialist states and their allies have imposed draconian sanctions on the Southern African nation of Zimbabwe. | Not only has the economic embargo impacted the majority of Zimbabweans, the entire Southern African Development Community …
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Sanctions in the Middle East: Against Iran, Iraq, Syria
Michael Jansen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
Sanctions are a blunt weapon used by the mighty against the weak to compel them to capitulate to political demands, but almost always put pressure on populations rather than rulers who concede nothing. Although sanctions have been liberally used in …
globalresearch.ca/sanctions-region-have-…

Lucius Walker: 10 Years Later His Legacy Continues
Alicia Jrapko | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-10
Photo by Bill Hackwell It is hard to believe that it has been ten years ago today since Reverend Lucius Walker suddenly died leaving an enormous emptiness and gap in the movement of solidarity with Cuba and other just causes that in many ways we are still recovering from. I still miss him dearly. We …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/lucius-walker…

Israel-UAE Deal: The Emiratis Are Now Under Israel's Thumb
Prof. Khalil al-Anani | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
The "peace deal" between the UAE and Israel announced last month cannot be interpreted solely through the lens of normalisation; it is much more than that. Normalisation between the two countries had been well underway for decades. | What occurred on …
globalresearch.ca/israel-uae-deal-emirat…

America's settler colonialist roots explain how we see property rights
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-10
How the colonization of the United States helped create the American obsession with property rights and property damage over people's rights.
therealnews.com/stories/americas-colonia…

The 'trampling of humanity' continues in Iran
Jane Green | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-10
peoplesworld.org/article/the-trampling-o…

Fire adds to refugees' woes in Moria camp
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-10
Close to 70% of the tents and other material in the camp have been destroyed. As many as 13,000 refugees live in the Moria camp in the island of Lesbos…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/10/fire-adds…

Speaking before auto union bureaucrats in Michigan, Biden makes nationalist appeal
wsws.org | 2020-09-10
The Democratic nominee sought to maintain one of the most pernicious fictions of capitalist politics–that the union executives represent the working class, rather than serving as a corporate police force.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/10/bide…

Leaders pledge 'quantum leap' towards fully funding COVID-19 vaccines and treatments
news.un.org | 2020-09-10
Global leaders, including more than 30 Heads of State and Ministers, have underlined their commitment towards fast-tracking the development and production of COVID-19 tests, medicines and vaccines, that will be available for anyone, anywhere, who needs them.
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Silence is Not Consent in Politics
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-10
When you undergo a medical procedure or volunteer for a research study, you're presented with forms to sign, outlining what's going to happen (and what bad things could happen), and expressly consenting to have those things happen. If you're accused of rape, "he or she didn't physically resist" isn't an acceptable defense. In fact, express…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/10/silence-is-n…

Issues surrounding Syria's chemical weapons programme must be resolved, to restore global confidence
news.un.org | 2020-09-10
Until outstanding issues related to Syria's initial declaration of its chemical weapons stockpile and programme are resolved, the international community cannot have full confidence that its activities have ended, the UN's top disarmament expert told the Security Council on Thursday.
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US announces withdrawal of thousands of troops from Iraq
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-10
The US administration of Donald Trump has attempted to portray the move as the fulfilment of one of his central electoral promises before the upcoming presidential elections in the US, scheduled in November…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/10/us-announ…

How the middle half lives
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-10
A Review of David Roedeger's book The Sinking Middle Class: A Political History…
mronline.org/2020/09/10/how-the-middle-h…

Macron Meets Hezbollah: Dr. Marwa Osman Explains
Marwa Osman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
Lebanon has been faced with political upheavals, and the huge explosion which destroyed the Beirut Port. Steven Sahiounie of MidEastDiscourse asked a noted expert on Lebanon, Dr. Marwa Osman, to explain the recent visit of French President Macron to Beirut, …
globalresearch.ca/macron-meets-hezbollah…

ATTICA REBELLION: Paris Commune of the Black Liberation struggle
Larry Holmes | workers.org | 2020-09-10
The following excerpted article first appeared online Sept. 14, 2016, to mark the 45th anniversary of this historic uprising of incarcerated workers and revolutionaries. The story of Attica, Sept. 9, 1971, is the story of how prisons can be incubators of revolutionaries — like George Jackson, assassinated 2 Ω . . . | Continue reading ATTICA REBELLION: Paris Commune of the Black Liberation struggle at Workers.org
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French Neocolonialism–MES EP.71
Marwa Osman | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-10
Emmanuel Macron returned to Paris after a three-day journey to Beirut and Baghdad during which he played the role of a modern-day Lawrence of Arabia, promising sovereignty to the long-suffering citizens of Lebanon and Iraq. But can he do it alone? Better yet, how does he plan to do it? To discuss this issue with us from Beirut is Mohamad Kleit, journalist and photographer. | If you follow my twitter account, you must have seen the video that I leaked last week of former US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell elaborating about how the US bullies its allies into submission. If you haven't seen it yet, here's is y…
thealtworld.com/marwa_osman/french-neoco…

Trump lied, Americans died
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-10
WASHINGTON–There's a hashtag flying fast around Twitter that says all you need to know about the top revelation in Bob Woodward's new book, Rage, containing interviews with and about Oval Office occupant Donald Trump: "#TrumpLiedAmericansDied" it reads. Because that, according to 18 tape-recorded interviews Woodward had with Trump, which are now playing on the Internet, …
peoplesworld.org/article/trump-lied-amer…

From Pensacola to Kenosha — Fight police brutality!
Devin Cole | workers.org | 2020-09-10
Pensacola is occupied Mvskoke/Creek land; Kenosha is occupied Peoria/Potawatomi/Miami/Dakota Sioux land. Thirty people gathered Aug. 30 at Florida Square in downtown Pensacola, Fla., in solidarity with the Kenosha Uprising — the ongoing protest against police brutality and anti-Black violence that erupted after the Aug. 23 police shooting of Jacob Blake, . . . | Continue reading From Pensacola to Kenosha — Fight police brutality! at Workers.org
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Why Herd Immunity is a Distraction
Marshall Auerback | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-10
There has been a spectrum of actions taken by governments to address near-term prevention of the spread of COVID-19. The extremes have ranged from total lockdowns (e.g., Italy, Belgium and Spain); to legal enforcement of quarantines and contact tracing (e.g., Canada and Germany); to much lighter forms of restriction (e.g., Denmark and Norway); to even more minimal restrictions, but with extensive testing and tracing (e.g., Taiwan and South Korea). There have also been some clearly incompetent policies, notably in the United States, where the country's public health infrastructure has been eviscerated not just by…
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Destructive Media Deregulation — With Sue Wilson
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-09-10
Reporter-turned-media-reformer Sue Wilson joins the program to remind listeners that in spite of extensive and destructive media deregulation, radio and TV stations still have a legal obligation to serve the…
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Several killed as protests against police killing rage on in Colombia
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-10
Protests erupted across Bogotá and other cities in Colombia and were met with heavy, violent repression from the National Police leading to several civilian deaths…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/10/several-k…

Be a viral superspreader
Tom H. Hastings | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-10
We can do this, if we remain nonviolent, committed, and unified.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/10/be-a-viral…

The 16th Annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival
Carol Brouillet | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
2020 is an unusual year; weddings have been cancelled, schools closed, almost all large public gatherings banned, the global economy dismantled; the middle class and Main Street's small and medium sized businesses are struggling to survive. In California, the film …
globalresearch.ca/16th-annual-911-truth-…

Work to achieve a culture of peace amid COVID-19 upheaval: UN Secretary-General
news.un.org | 2020-09-10
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend economies and societies, while also threatening to erode trust in public institutions and democracy, it is critical that people everywhere continue to pursue peace.
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Sweden Close to Victory Over Coronavirus; Never Had a Lockdown or Mask Mandate
Steve Watson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
As the rest of Europe and the world remains under the grip of draconian rules and the threat of new lockdowns, Sweden, which allowed its citizens to remain free throughout the entire pandemic, has pretty much declared victory over the …
globalresearch.ca/sweden-close-victory-c…

Jacksonville community groups demand People's Budget and action from city council
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-10
Jacksonville, FL – On September 8, while the Jacksonville City Council met virtually, the Jacksonville Community Action Committee held a press conference outside of city hall demanding the city council reduce Jacksonville Sheriff's Office proposed nearly half-billion dollar budget and reallocate funding to other public services and Black community investment. Around 30 people representing various organizations attended. | Speakers from the Northside Coalition of Jacksonville, Take Em Down Jax, Florida New Majority, Women's March Jax, the Black Commission and others all spoke in favor of the JCAC-led People's Budg…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/10/jacksonv…

K.C. Chiefs kickoff NFL 2020, veto Native American headdresses and face paint
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-10
In just a few hours, the 2020 NFL Season will officially kick-off at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Reigning Super Bowl LIV champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, will face the Houston Texans pitting two of the best and youngest starting quarterbacks in the NFL against each other. The real kicker (pun intended) will be …
peoplesworld.org/article/k-c-chiefs-kick…

Trump's stunning admission: As pandemic spread, president lied to the world
Walter Smolarek | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-10
With this new revelation, the public has even further evidence that in the most critical early days of the pandemic the president acted with a single-minded focus on his own re-election efforts.
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The Greatest Country on Earth?
Daniel Zwerdling | progressive.org | 2020-09-10
We love America. But Canadians have helped us see that, by many measures, it's not the greatest country on Earth.
progressive.org/the-greatest-country-on-…

Collusion, Corruptions and Chaos
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-10
In the "old" days prior to the institution of legislative term limits in Montana, veteran Butte legislators loved to play a trick on their newly elected colleagues. They'd come up to them and quietly ask: "Did you get your envelope yet?" The clueless rookies would say "what envelope" and they'd be told…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/10/collusion-co…

Ecuador: Halt Mining Concessions to Protect Forests in Key Biodiversity Area

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
Environmental groups filed a legal brief today urging the Constitutional Court of Ecuador to halt all mining concessions in the Los Cedros protected forest, a global "Key Biodiversity Area." The brief cites concerns from famed primatologist Jane Goodall and more …
globalresearch.ca/environmental-groups-a…

Colombia erupts in protests against police violence
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-10
Bogotá is in flames following the murder of 46-year-old Javier Ordóñez by police officers early on September 9, Colombian Human Rights Day. In neighborhoods across the country, people marched to the local police posts and participated in cacerolazos, banging pots and pans and raising chants against the police and demanding justice.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/10/colombia-…

Sudan's roadmap to peace
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-10
On September 7, Monday, representatives of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) and the Sudanese transitional government signed their initials on a roadmap for the implementation of the peace agreement. The agreement was officially signed on August 31 in a formal ceremony in South Sudan's capital Juba. | The Malik Agar-led faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement North (SPLMN-Agar) was the main signatory from the States of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, known as the Two Areas. The government reached an agreement with the SPLMN-Agar as per schedule for the implementation of the political agreement and the s…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/10/sudans-ro…

Flight Attendants warn layoffs could end any hope of economic recovery
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-10
WASHINGTON–Facing massive layoffs at the end of September, the nation's Flight Attendants hit the U.S. Capitol on September 9 to demand solons save airline jobs, and the services the carriers provide. Making the point that without planes flying, medicines, anti-viral supplies, food and other goods wouldn't get to people who need them, members of the …
peoplesworld.org/article/flight-attendan…

Peace through weapons sales to the UAE
Ariel Gold | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-10
If the American people really want to pursue peace in the Middle East and instead use our taxes to build up U.S. infrastructure, healthcare, education and address the climate crisis, then we must immediately pressure our Congressional representatives to make sure that the U.S.-UAE weapons sales deal does not go through.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/10/peace-thro…

Thousands of state-owned refinery workers demand pay settlement in India
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-10
Employees of state-owned Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) are fighting against a wage settlement meant to fast-track its privatization and are demanding benefits at par with other public sector oil companies…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/10/thousands…

Baltic States at the Epicenter of NATO Military Exercises
Jonas Dringelis | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
The Baltic States have become the scene of NATO military actions especially aimed at provoking Russia and Belarus. | At the end of September, this year's largest military exercise "Sword 2020" will take place in Latvia. | Approximately 1000 Vidzeme Brigade bodyguards …
globalresearch.ca/baltic-states-epicente…

Senate Republicans propose new 'relief' bill that ignores struggling Americans and gives aid to coal industry
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-10
"The pandemic is already widening social and economic divisions. Shielding corporations from accountability will endanger workers, consumers, and patients, and make the pandemic even worse."
nationofchange.org/2020/09/10/senate-rep…

Demise of Arctic Sea Ice
Paul Voosen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
In March, soon after arriving aboard the Polarstern, a German icebreaker frozen into Arctic sea ice, Jennifer Hutchings watched as ice broke up around the ship, weeks earlier than expected. Even as scientists on the research cruise scrambled to keep …
globalresearch.ca/growing-underwater-hea…

Smoke from climate change-fueled wildfires blocks out California sun
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-10
Gov. Gavin Newsom called the fires "climate-induced," and said he had "no patience for climate-deniers," but has approved dozens of new fracking permits this year.
therealnews.com/columns/smoke-climate-ch…

Some wins, some losses with new California policing laws
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-10
As this year's California legislative session, compressed by the COVID-19 pandemic, rushed to a close after midnight Aug. 31, a portfolio of bills to regulate policing — many inspired by recent police killings of unarmed black and Latino men and women — passed the Assembly and state Senate and headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom for …
peoplesworld.org/article/some-wins-some-…

Lesbos refugee-camp blaze leaves 13,000 without shelter
wsws.org | 2020-09-10
A call from a detainee during the blaze asked, "Where is the police, where is the fire brigade, where is anyone? We are burning, our tents are burning. Everything is burning. We came here to burn to death. All is on fire."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/10/mori…

Nobel prize-winning economics of climate change is misleading and dangerous — here's why
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-10
While climate scientists warn that climate change could be catastrophic, economists such as 2018 Nobel prize winner William Nordhaus assert that it will be nowhere near as damaging.
mronline.org/2020/09/10/nobel-prize-winn…

France Asserts Itself in Iraq as US Withdraws. Macron's Trip to Baghdad
The New Arab | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
As the United States continues to drawdown its presence in Iraq more than 17 years after invading it, other powers have their eye on the vacuum that will be left by Washington cutting its losses and departing. | French President | …
globalresearch.ca/france-asserts-itself-…

It Wasn't a Coincidence that the Kenosha Uprisings Happened in Wisconsin
Teighlor McGee | progressive.org | 2020-09-10
The state has a long history of enforcing systemic racism–we can't ignore that any…
progressive.org/dispatches/kenosha-upris…

Looters and Losers and Trump, Oh My!
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-10
If you want to avoid Trumpian condemnation, don't fight for your country like a chump. Fight for money. Are you an ambitious young psychopath searching for a hot career? You can earn $22,500 per month (much of it tax-free) as a private military contractor, vulgarly known as "mercenaries." That's more than four times a US army captain's measly monthly pay of around $4952. Ka-ching!
counterpunch.org/2020/09/10/looters-and-…

Tibet: History and Geopolitics. Mao Zedong's Legacy
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
Considering its size, prestige and historical value, Tibet is another region within China's frontiers of a vital nature to Beijing. Tibet in fact has a centuries-long association with mainland China; and, in modern history, was ruled from a distance by …
globalresearch.ca/beijing-programs-tibet…

Blue States are Not Wrong to Want to Restore the Deduction for State and Local Taxes
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-10
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…
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From Perry Lane to the Southern Sea
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-10
The first book I read by Robert Stone was Dog Soldiers. It was a delight in the same way Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was. Here was a novelist who not only had an incredible yet believable story, but told it in a manner that made one turn the pages almost…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/10/novelist-rob…

American Carnage From a Pandemic President
Tom Engelhardt | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-10
The year was 1991 and the United States was suddenly the globe's lone superpower, its ultimate hyperpower, the last and greatest of its kind, the soon-to-be-indispensable nation. The only one left — alone, utterly alone and triumphant atop the world. Who could have asked for more? Or better? It had been a Cold War fantasy…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/10/american-car…

A sea of pollution: New widespread contamination in oceans amid coronavirus pandemic
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-10
"If only one percent of the masks were to be disposed of incorrectly and dispersed in nature, this would result in up to 10 million masks per month polluting the environment."
nationofchange.org/2020/09/10/a-sea-of-p…

Belarus: Ensure 'full respect' for workers' rights during protests, ILO urges President Lukashenko
news.un.org | 2020-09-10
Voicing deep concern over detention and arrests of trade unionists in Belarus, the head of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) called on President Alexander Lukashenko to ensure a climate free from violence and intimidation against peacefully protesting workers.
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On the Anger of Black Women
Vanessa Taylor | progressive.org | 2020-09-10
An excerpt from Vanessa Taylor's "Black in the Middle: An Anthology of the Black Midwest."
progressive.org/magazine/on-the-anger-of…

Canada in the World
Tyler Shipley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
"When the European settlers arrived, they needed land to live on. The First Nations peoples agreed to move to different areas to make room for the new settlements." — Complete Canadian Curriculum (Grade 3), 2017.1 | In 2017, the Complete
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The Covid Crisis: A Brief History of the Pandemics of the 21st Century (2000-2020)
Hans-Jàºrgen Steinhagen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-10
In times of great confusion and anxiety, when it feels like everything is going down the drain, like everyone is stumbling down a steep road, driven by a supposedly unstoppable disaster, it might be helpful to take a moment and …
globalresearch.ca/brief-history-2000s-pa…

Argentina's Dark Hours
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-10
It is interesting to try to survive in a country run by incompetent and corrupt leaders. Argentines are already near 200 days on home seclusion. We call this the "infectadura," playing with the Spanish words for infection and dictatorship. After 200 days, the only thing we have achieved with the Alberto Fernández government is the…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/10/argentinas-d…

WATCH: Houses burned down, neighborhoods left in ashes by devastating Oregon wildfires
rt.com | 2020-09-10
As wildfires continue to rage out of control across Oregon, houses and businesses have been wiped out by the blaze in the town of Talent. The terrifying aftermath of the inferno was caught on film. | Talent, a town of some 6,000 residents, has been among locations most affected by the massive fire sweeping through Oregon. Thousands have been told to evacuate the southern part of the state as strong winds fed the blaze that carved the path of destruction through towns and countryside. | Footage released by RT's video agency Ruptly shows multiple houses completely burnt to the ground in Talent as the camera dri…
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'Getting pretty apocalyptic': California skies turn orange as awestruck residents fear the wrath of wildfires
rt.com | 2020-09-10
California residents are fearing impending doom as wildfire smoke has shifted the skies to an ominous orange hue across the Bay Area hundreds of miles away. | The wildfire smoke turned the skies a yellowish hue on Tuesday but the skies have since turned noticeably darker in color, shifting to an eerie orange worthy of a dystopian sci-fi thriller. | pic.twitter.com/GEf0sqdu59– Zach Wigal üëæ (@ZachWigal) September 9, 2020 North Beach today at 12: 30 pm pic…
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'Orwellian in the extreme': Conservatives slam media for appearing to blame GOP for Dems' decision to tank Covid-19 relief bill
rt.com | 2020-09-10
Conservatives are slamming mainstream media outlets after their almost identical coverage of the Senate Democrats' decision to vote against a coronavirus relief bill appeared to blame Republicans for the "failure." | After months of negotiations, a coronavirus stimulus package, which included funding for schools and Covid-19 testing, unemployment benefits, and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), was voted down by every Democrat in the Senate on Thursday. The only Republican to join them was Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky). | Needing 60 votes to pass, the bill earned a 52-47 outcome and it's now unlikely a coron…
rt.com/usa/500415-coronavirus-relief-dem…

US sanctions Ukrainian lawmaker who published Biden-Poroshenko tapes for 'Russian influence' in presidential election
rt.com | 2020-09-10
Ukrainian parliamentarian Andrii Derkach has been sanctioned by the US, and his publication of alleged phone calls between the Ukrainian president and the US vice president declared 'Russian interference' in the US election. | Derkach "has been an active Russian agent for over a decade, maintaining close connections with the Russian Intelligence Services," the US Treasury Department declared on Thursday, sanctioning the member of parliament for "foreign interference in an attempt to undermine" the upcoming presidential…
rt.com/usa/500407-ukraine-sanctions-bide…

At least 3 dead, several critically injured as massive wildfire sweeps through northern California
rt.com | 2020-09-10
The remains of three people were discovered north of Sacramento near the site of a large-scale wildfire, which has left several others seriously injured as rescuers search for 12 missing persons amid the blaze. | Two of the deceased victims were discovered in one location, while the third was found separately, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said, noting they had not yet been identified. | Out of 85 missing persons reports filed in relation to the fire, 12 have not yet been located, he added. Several others were severely wounded after being trapped overnight in the inferno, dubbed the 'Bear Fire,' according to…
rt.com/usa/500321-califorina-fire-death-…

Israel Funds America's Israel Lobby, While U.S. Taxpayers Pay for Endless Fraud Against Themselves
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-10
Imagine for a moment that there is a foreign government that receives billions of dollars a year in "aid" and other benefits from the United States taxpayer. Consider beyond that, the possibility that that government might take part of the money it receives and secretly recycle it to groups of American citizens in the United States that exist to maintain and increase that money flow while also otherwise serving other interests of the recipient country. That would mean that the United States is itself subsidizing the lobbies and groups that are inevitably working against its own interests. And it also means that U…
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How Can the Deep State's Antifa Organization Be Stopped?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-10
Antifa has become a pseudo-fascist tool in the Color Revolution underway, as part of a coup against the executive branch's administration, and the massive geopolitical and economic shift that administration represents. The methods of the 2016 election would see Trump win by an even wider Electoral College margin in 2020. For these reasons, it was necessary for the deep state to introduce a whole array of 'extraordinary circumstances and new rules': staged riots and ballot harvesting in order to change the election outcome. | The threat of Antifa will always exist so long as the U.S. continues to produce a new-…
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Staff Refuse To Enter Unsafe School Building
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-10
Bronx, NY – The special education staff of P352X, composed of five different sites (buildings), will be coordinating a refusal to enter unsafe buildings. We have not received inspection reports from the UFT or the DOE for all five sites. When staff arrived on the first day, the promised PPE was not available and due to no fault of our administration, we still did not have enough information to have a plan for the first day back. Guidances from the department of education change and are updated daily.
popularresistance.org/staff-refuse-to-en…

Democracy Dies in Obfuscation
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-10
Dorothee BENZ | "US Political Divide Becomes Increasingly Violent, Rattling Activists and Police," a Washington Post headline ( 8/27/20) declared last week. My high school English teacher would have taken a red pen to that title, pointing out that divides cannot be violent, only people can. People on both sides of a divide are becoming violent, is what…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/10/de…

'Green' Billionaires Behind Suppression Of 'Planet Of The Humans'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-10
It is hard to think of an American film that provoked a greater backlash in 2020 than "Planet of the Humans." Focused on the theme of planetary extinction and fanciful proposals to ward it off, the documentary was released for free on YouTube on April 21. The date was significant not only because it was the eve of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but because a global pandemic was tearing through America's social fabric and exposing the human toll of the country's globalized, growth-obsessed economic model.
popularresistance.org/green-billionaires…

Militant Protests Ongoing In Rochester
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-10
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. The Prude family also released police body camera footage, obtained through a public records request, that showed Daniel Prude naked, handcuffed and held face down in the street while a light snow fell. Militant protests started that day and have continued. | In the video, Daniel Prude can be seen wearing a so-called "spit-hood" that RPD placed over his head, though they offered no clothes or even a blanket on the c…
popularresistance.org/militant-protests-…

DeJoy's USPS Changes Violate Federal Law
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-10
Before USPS leaders may implement changes that will impact mail delivery on a substantially nationwide basis, the law requires certain procedures to be followed. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, however, ignored that law, instead pushing ahead with changes that have slowed mail delivery across America. | Removing collection boxes. Dismantling high-speed mail sorting machines. Reducing employee overtime pay and delivery hours. Telling 46 states and the District of Columbia that the USPS could not guarantee timely delivery of mail-in ballots for the November election.
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University Of Michigan Residential Staff On Strike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-10
The bottom line is our health can't wait. Our communities can't wait. The University's inaction in the face of ResStaff's explicit concerns and action items over the last few weeks has made it clear that public health is not the priority. The University has repeatedly referred to the Wolverine Culture of Care, but has not extended this same care to us. If U of M administrators do not want to live up to the Michigan Difference, we will be the difference ourselves. Health comes first. ResStaff will not stand for anything less than policies and adequate resources that reflect this priority.
popularresistance.org/university-of-mich…

More Than 550,000 Mail Ballots Have Already Been Rejected in 2020
Igor Derysh | zcomm.org | 2020-09-10
"Anything that is going to decrease people's voices being heard is just terrible for the country"
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More power to the pushers in solar revolution
Maya Evans | zcomm.org | 2020-09-10
For a country with no national electric grid system, and diesel hard to transport on rickety and unsafe roads often lined with improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the transition to solar renewable energy is a natural and potentially very fast step.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/more-power-to-the-…

Trump Is Throwing Billions at the Pentagon But Wants Us to Believe He's a Dove
William rivers Pitt | zcomm.org | 2020-09-10
The alchemy of the liar poisons the necessary truth, and we are all the real losers in the end…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trump-is-throwing-…

Fighting for the working class
Bernie Sanders | zcomm.org | 2020-09-10
Let us create an economy that works for all, and not just the few. Let us come together to defeat Donald Trump in November, and then let us keep fighting and organizing for the progressive change our country desperately needs…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/1038276/

'Freeing the truth' — Extinction Rebellion activists on their week of action
Mattha Busby | zcomm.org | 2020-09-10
From blockading printers to meditating outside Barclays, the climate crisis campaign has drawn a variety of participants…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/freeing-the-truth-…

UN Warns Pandemic-Intensified Famines Are Looming
Kenny Stancil | zcomm.org | 2020-09-10
"A lack of funding for emergency relief and the complications created by the coronavirus scourge have now pushed some of the world's neediest populations closer to famine conditions."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/un-warns-pandemic-…

Grad Student Strike at the University of Michigan the First Pandemic Pushback on Campus
David Dayen | zcomm.org | 2020-09-10
The GEO has a set of demands that correlate with our interlocking sets of national crises. Like many colleges that have returned, Michigan hasn't put the safety of its students and faculty first, the union alleges…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/grad-student-strik…

A Response to Pacifica in Exile article 'Bad Bylaws Take 2'
Akio Tanaka | indybay.org | 2020-09-10
9-3-20 Pacifica in Exile (PIE) article 'Bad Bylaws Take 2' critiques the proposed New Day Pacifica (NDP) Bylaws. Following is a response to the article, giving the reasons why you should sign the petition for the new Bylaws.
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Middle Passage – Etihad ¥s Air Ways
Jean Amazan | indybay.org | 2020-09-10
I am reporting to your attention an unspeakable incident of urgent concern, that has obviously caused great harm to me and my family. It has now been 6 years and still feel aggrieved by the reckless treatment I endured in 2014 during the course of my Etihad Airways international flights. It is a terrible collection of memories to hold and it feels as if it has happened to me "yesterday". | I Believe, I Have a Story to Tell…
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19 Years Since 9/11 Inside Job
9 | indybay.org | 2020-09-10
This year, 19 years after the 9/11 Inside Job of 9/11/01, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth has taken the lead in pursuing the reversal of the NIST false decision that fires supposedly caused the collapse of the 110 Story Twin Towers and a 47 Story building, based on the massive evidence provided by commercial TV coverage on 9/11/01 where reporters described the demolition explosives they heard and witnessed. In addition, on September 10, 2020, the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance presents the 16th Annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival Virtual Film Festival. See sf911truth.org/blog/ and nolie
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Postponed: Memorial for People Killed by Police/Vigilantes since the George Floyd Uprising
Memorial Committee | indybay.org | 2020-09-10
Due to unhealthy air quality, this memorial event is postponed until next Thursday.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/10/1883657…

Protesters on GG Bridge Tell Police: "Take Off Your Riot Gear!"
Call Out for Black Lives Matter | indybay.org | 2020-09-10
3 min mp4 video | Credit: @deathbywoodz (instagram) | Filmed on Labor Day 2020, protesters for Black Lives Matter and workers' rights demand entrance to the Golden Gate Bridge. A week earlier, Trump supporters held a rally at the same location with police protection.
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About Town – San Francisco
the roving rascal | indybay.org | 2020-09-10
Who reads ads anymore? Here's one I couldn't escape today on a San Francisco MUNI bus.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/08/1883655…

How the US government and the media suppressed the truth about the COVID-19 pandemic
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2020-09-10
Recorded conversations between Donald Trump and reporter Bob Woodward make clear that the White House made a calculated decision to suppress information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Why are these recordings being released only now after almost 200,000 people in the United States have died?>…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/10/1883656…

México_Oaxaca: Adhiere al Manifiesto en defensa Selva Chimalapa
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-09-10
Adhiere al MANIFIESTO INTERNACIONAL EN DEFENSA DE LA SELVA DE LOS CHIMALAPAS | OAXACA, SUR DE MÉXICO | 8 septiembre, 2020…
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Still 42% Support for Nazi Trump
Who Are the 42%? | indybay.org | 2020-09-10
42% support for Nazi Trump despite admissions on tape that he knew at the beginning of February 2020 that the virus was 5 times worse than the flu but said nothing.
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Trump's time is running out!
Detlef Umbach | indybay.org | 2020-09-10
His record as president is modest. The economy is in crisis, unemployment is at record levels, and longer-term projects such as the reduction of large foreign trade deficits and the Great Wall at the border have not progressed beyond initial stages. Trump's foreign and trade policy is so fickle and unclear that it is hard to find anything positive from it for the election campaign.
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Finance Ministers and United Nations Discuss COVID Crisis Solutions
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2020-09-10
IMF Announces Access to Global "SDRs" Reserve…
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The Heat: Trump criticized for COVID-19 response
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2020-09-10
This week marks six months since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic. Fast forward to September and the death toll in the United States continues to climb.
america.cgtn.com/2020/09/10/the-heat-tru…

People in Qom protest against Charlie Hebdo's insulting move
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-10
QOM, Sep. 10 (MNA) — People in Qom gathered in the Shrine of Fatima Masumeh (S) to condemn the insulting act of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo to the Holy Prophet of Islam Muhammad (PBUH).
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'Among The Hills' to go on screen at UK Film Festival
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-10
TEHRAN, Sep. 10 (MNA) — Iranian film 'Among The Hills' directed by Mohammad Reza Keivanfar will take part at Screen Power Film Festival in the UK.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163348/Among-The-Hi…

People of Hamedan condemn Charlie Hebdo's insulting cartoon
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-10
HAMEDAN, Sep. 10 (MNA) — People of Hamedan protested in front of the Jama Mosque to condemn the act of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo in republishing cartoons insulting the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH).
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VIDEO: Bidwell Bar Bridge in California surrounded by fire
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-10
TEHRAN, Sep. 10 (MNA) — The Bidwell Bar Bridge is shrouded in smoke from the Bear Fire burning in Oroville, California on Wednesday. The fire is part of the lightning-sparked North Complex. It began to rapidly spread fueled by strong winds.
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Imperial mathematician scoops $3m Breakthrough Prize
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-10
Professor Sir Martin Hairer is the single winner of the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.
imperial.ac.uk/news/203853/imperial-mathematician-scoops-3m-breakthrough-prize

Largest global vaccine confidence survey reveals hesitancy hotspots
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-10
While vaccine confidence remains low in Europe, there are signs that public trust in vaccine safety has been increasing in some EU countries.
imperial.ac.uk/news/203893/largest-global-vaccine-confidence-survey-reveals

Moonshot or moonshine? Experts sceptical about government's latest coronavirus plan
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-10
Boris Johnson's government is considering shelling out up to £100bn for a mass at-home coronavirus (Covid-19) testing programme. But experts are sceptical about its ability to deliver.Known as "Operation Moonshot", if it worked, up to 10 million tests could be carried out every day from the comfort of people's own homes.How would Operation Moonshot work?: Ministers and health officials are hoping for a test that doesn't need processing in a lab. It would mean users get their results in a matter of minutes rather than days.The saliva test would mean people don't need to travel to testing centres or wa…
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Clean Electricity Plan Would Free US Economy of Carbon Dependence in 15 Years
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-10
A detailed new engineering study reveals that, if the U.S. converted all its fossil-fueled technologies to clean electric power (mainly solar and wind) in the next 15 years, it would create 25 million new jobs over the next three to five years at its peak. This total would eventually taper off to 5 million permanent new jobs (over and above existing energy-sector jobs). | There's no surprise here: Clean renewable energy, such as solar panels and electric v…
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Hospitals and Nursing Homes Are Failing to Separate COVID Patients
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-10
Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center were on edge as early as March when patients with COVID-19 began to show up in areas of the hospital that were not set aside to care for them. | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had advised hospitals to isolate COVID patients to limit staff exposure and help conserve high-level personal protective equipment that's been in short supply. | Yet COVID patients continued to be scattered through the Oakland hospital, according to complaints to California's…
truthout.org/articles/hospitals-nursing-…

We Must Tell the Truth About California Fires — This Is Climate Change
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-10
The skies of the Bay Area and Northern California turned a dark orange as 90 major fires burn in the western United States, from San Diego to the Canadian border. At least seven people have died as a result of the fires, which have already burned 2.5 million acres in California alone. Despite heavy coverage in the mainstream media, however, few outlets are highlighting the link between the blazes and the accelerating climate crisis. "The fact is that TV news is completely abdicating its responsibility w…
truthout.org/video/we-must-tell-the-trut…

Vanessa Guillén Family Wants Fort Hood Shut Down Over Its Rape Culture Cover-Up
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-10
The family of U.S. Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén, a Houston native whose murder has sparked a national outcry over the military's handling of sexual harassment and assault, say last week's leadership shakeup at Fort Hood, in which the base's top general was demoted, isn't good enough. The family and their lawyer are set to release the final draft of a forthcoming bill in Guillén's name as soon as today. | The family marched to the Texas Capitol building Monday to demand an independent congress…
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Prison Reforms Can Actually Increase Size and Scope of Incarceration
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-10
Brian Sonenstein and Kim Wilson welcome back Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law to discuss their new book, Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms, on the Beyond Prisons podcast. | The book provides a comprehensive and thought-provoking critical analysis of popular reforms to policing and incarceration, such as electronic monitoring, diversion courts, so-called sex worker rescue programs, and a lot more. Impor…
truthout.org/audio/prison-reforms-can-ac…

UN denounces Kabul attack targeting Afghan Vice President
news.un.org | 2020-09-10
The United Nations has strongly condemned Wednesday's attack in the Afghan capital Kabul, targeting the official convoy of the country's First Vice President, Amrullah Saleh.
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'We must be tough with Erdogan government': Macron
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-10
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said Europe must be "open and tough" with Turkey's (President Recep Tayyip) Erdogan government."There should be a common attitude on Turkey. Europe should have a common policy on energy and strategic issues," said Macron ahead of Med7 summit, the EU Mediterranean countries meeting which excluded Turkey."Turkey is no longer a partner in the Mediterranean region," also said the French president, claiming NATO ally Turkey had some unacceptable encounters with a French ship off the coast of Libya.Macron said Turkey should clarify its intentions and avoid unilateral actions…
yenisafak.com/en/news/we-must-be-tough-w…

Norway may have to tighten COVID-19 restrictions, PM says
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-10
Norway is going to stop easing coronavirus curbs for the moment and could be forced to bring back tougher measures following a recent rise in the number of cases, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Thursday.Norway went into lockdown in mid-March and quickly saw a sharp fall in new cases, then began a gradual easing of restrictions in May."The government is considering tighter measures," Solberg told a news conference."We can't open up any more at this time … In case of a rise in the number of infections without a known source, or local outbreaks that are not contained, we will consider tighter restrictions loc…
yenisafak.com/en/world/norway-may-have-t…

Turkish university analyzes sequence of COVID-19 genome
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-10
A Turkish university on Thursday announced that its scientists and academics have made a sequence analysis of the COVID-19 genome.In a statement, Uludag University in the western Bursa province said the university's academics took an important step towards analyzing and defeating the virus.It said the analysis shows the "spike" protein that helps the isolated virus enter the cell carries a mutation known as D614G.The university underlined that scientific studies on a global scale continue to determine whether the viruses carrying this mutation are more or less contagious.It also said over 95,000 sequence analyses…
yenisafak.com/en/life/turkish-university…

Wind causes more fires in California; Oregon at risk
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-10
Strong winds may allow many fires to grow significantly in the US state of California, according to forest and fire protection officials, while its northern neighbor Oregon faces a massive risk from blazes.The CalFire department said in a statement Wednesday it is close to containing many of last month's fires, but several new wildfires were ignited and fanned by strong gusts that reach up to 55 miles (88.5 kilometers) per hour in mountain and foothill areas.CalFire said on Twitter that the creek fire northeast of Shaver Lake in Fresno County is 166,965 acres, and the major fires in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra C…
yenisafak.com/en/news/wind-causes-more-f…

WHO says $700 million raised so far for COVID-19 vaccines initiative for poor
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-10
International donors have raised $700 million – less than half the target – to purchase future coronavirus vaccines for poor countries in a global initiative to ensure eventual vaccines do not go only to rich countries, a World Health Organization official said on Thursday.The COVAX Advanced Market Commitment has an initial target of $2 billion to buy the vaccines."Up to today, what has been mobilised so far is $700 million … So there is a great deal of work to be done to diversify the possible sources of funding," Matshidiso Moeti, Africa regional director for the WHO, told an online press briefing.COVAX is co…
yenisafak.com/en/life/who-says-700-milli…

Seven dead in anti-police protests in Colombia
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-10
Defense Minister Carlos Holmes sent troops to patrol capital Bogota after more than 80 police officers and 55 civilians were reported injured.A total of 53 police stations and 77 cars were damaged after clashes erupted between protesters and security forces, mainly in Bogota.Protests also erupted in Medellin, Ibague and Pereira overnight Wednesday.The unrest followed the death of Javier Ordonez, 44, and father of two, who was writhing in pain as two police officers used a taser while pinning him to the ground with their knees.According to his friends, he was on the street drinking alcohol, which was a violation o…
yenisafak.com/en/news/seven-dead-in-anti…

'We must be tough with Erdogan government': Macron
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-10
"There should be a common attitude on Turkey. Europe should have a common policy on energy and strategic issues," said Macron ahead of Med7 summit, the EU Mediterranean countries meeting which excluded Turkey."Turkey is no longer a partner in the Mediterranean region," also said the French president, claiming NATO ally Turkey had some unacceptable encounters with a French ship off the coast of Libya.Macron said Turkey should clarify its intentions and avoid unilateral actions, adding that Turkey's deals with the Libyan government were "unacceptable"."We are talking about respect for international law. We want to…
yenisafak.com/en/news/we-must-be-tough-w…

First woman CEO elected among US banking giants
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-10
Citigroup elected a woman to be its chief executive officer (CEO), the bank said Thursday in a first for a major US bank.The Board of Directors said it elected Jane Fraser, who is currently Citi's president and CEO of Global Consumer Banking, to succeed Michael Corbat when he retires in February after 37 years, including the last eight leading the investment bank and financial services company. He will step down from the Board of Directors.Fraser was elected to the Board of Directors.Fraser said she will focus on investing in infrastructure, risk management and controls to ensure the financial giant will operate…
yenisafak.com/en/news/first-woman-ceo-el…

Turkey to post $1.9B current account deficit: Survey
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-10
Turkey's current account balance is projected to post a deficit of $1.9 billion in July, an Anadolu Agency survey found on Thursday.The Turkish Central Bank is set to announce the country's current account balance for July on Friday, Sept. 11.The estimates of a group of 24 economists range between $800 million and $2.8 billion.The year-end current account balance is forecast to register a gap of $23.6 billion.Turkey's current account balance in June saw a deficit of $2.93 billion, up from $2.8 billion in the same month last year.The country's new economic program, unveiled last September, forecast a current-accou…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-to-post-19b…

Extinction Rebellion targets News Corp's bull with shit
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-10
Climate crisis Kerry SmithIssue 1280 Australia Extinction Rebellion XRSeptember 10, 2020On September 4, in a coordinated disruptive action, Extinction Rebellion (XR) took its message to quit the bullshit…
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Operation moonshot laid bare
Ralph Underhill | thecanary.co | 2020-09-10
Find out more about operation moonshot in this article.Image descriptionBoris Johnson is depicted standing on a podium with the words "operation moonshot" on it. He's holding a document with the words "100 billion on untested tech" on the front. His trousers are down and his bare bum is exposed to a group of photographers. Johnson is depicted saying "Austerity was a lie we always have cash when we need it". To the side of the podium, Dominic Cummings is depicted wheeling a w…
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The government continues to scapegoat the public to cover the fact that it's useless
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-09-10
As #BorisTheLiar trends on Twitter, people are outraged that the government is scapegoating the public as coronavirus (Covid-19) figures rise again. | From Monday 14 September, gatherings in England of more than 6 people who are outside of your household will be banned. The government has stated that: [It] will be against the law to meet people you do not live with in a group larger than 6 (unless you are meeting as a household…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/09/10/the-gov…

Our Stutter: Joe Biden, Brayden Harrington–and Me
Barry Yeoman | thenation.com | 2020-09-10
Our Stutter: Joe Biden, Brayden Harrington–and Me…
thenation.com/article/society/biden-bray…

What 'The New York Times' Won't Tell You About Woman Suffrage
Mary Walton | thenation.com | 2020-09-10
What 'The New York Times' Won't Tell You About Woman Suffrage…
thenation.com/article/society/new-york-t…

The US Is a Failed State
Tom Engelhardt | thenation.com | 2020-09-10
The US Is a Failed State…
thenation.com/article/world/trump-usa-el…

Publishers Are Taking the Internet to Court
Maria Bustillos | thenation.com | 2020-09-10
Publishers Are Taking the Internet to Court…
thenation.com/article/society/publishers…

A New Justice Movement Emerges to Defend Steven Donziger
James North | thenation.com | 2020-09-10
A New Justice Movement Emerges to Defend Steven Donziger…
thenation.com/article/activism/a-new-jus…

Philadelphia To Temporarily Block Landlords From Enforcing Evictions
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-09
Philadelphia court officials will announce a temporary stay on lockouts related to eviction orders Tuesday, PlanPhilly has learned. | The move comes as landlord-tenant proceedings begin to ramp up at city courts after months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic and a statewide moratorium on evictions that ended on Aug. 31 despite calls to the Pennsylvania legislature to extend it from Gov. Tom Wolf. | But while some restrictions remain in place, the Tuesday reopening of courtrooms means at least some eviction orders could — in theory — move forward.
popularresistance.org/philadelphia-to-te…

Pentagon awards Northrop Grumman contract to develop next-gen $85bn ICBM for nuclear triad upgrade
rt.com | 2020-09-09
The Pentagon has handed arms manufacturer Northrop Grumman a colossal $13.3 billion contract to develop a new ICBM to replace the Minuteman III missile, part of a sweeping modernization effort to update the US' nuclear triad. | Northrop announced the deal on Tuesday, saying the company was "selected by the US Air Force to modernize the nation's aging intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system." The multi-billion dollar contract will see Northrop begin work on the Ground Based Strate…
rt.com/usa/500211-northrop-pentagon-icbm…

On Day 3 of Assange's trial, defense builds case to prove political nature of US indictment
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-09
The defense presented two witnesses to point out how politically motivated the ongoing prosecution against Assange is and the threat it poses on press freedoms.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/09/on-day-3-…

Assange extradition hearing: WikiLeaks exposed US drone killings, torture and rendition, says Guantanamo Bay lawyer
wsws.org | 2020-09-09
Clive Stafford Smith likened US torture tactics to those of the Spanish Inquisition.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/09/assa…

Video: Outside the London Show-trial of Julian Assange: John Pilger's Speech
John Pilger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-09
Veteran investigative journalist and filmmaker John Pilger delivered the following speech outside London's Old Bailey Central Criminal Court on Monday, the first day of resumed show-trial proceedings for the extradition of Julian Assange to the US. Pilger, along with a …
globalresearch.ca/video-outside-the-lond…

Assange's Guilt by Accusation Extradition Show Trial Resumes
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-09
Powerful forces in the US and UK want Assange crucified for the unforgivable "crime" of truth-telling investigative journalism the way it should be on vital for everyone to know geopolitical issues. | That's what his slow-motion extradition to the US trial …
globalresearch.ca/assange-guilt-accusati…

Assange's Second Day at the Old Bailey
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-09
The highlights of the second day of Julian Assange's extradition proceedings at the Central Criminal Court in London yielded an interesting bounty. The first was the broader public purpose behind the WikiLeaks disclosures, their utility in legal proceedings, and their importance in disclosing instances of US extrajudicial killings, torture and rendition. The second involved a …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/assanges-seco…

Julian Assange, Prometheus Bound
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-09
This is the tale of an Ancient Greek tragedy reenacted in AngloAmerica. | Amid thundering silence and nearly universal indifference, chained, immobile, invisible, a squalid Prometheus was transferred from the gallows for a show trial in a faux Gothic court built …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-prometh…

Julian Assange, Prometheus Bound
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-09
He is being punished not for stealing fire — but for exposing power under the light of truth and provoking the god of Exceptionalism. | Pepe ESCOBAR | This is the tale of an Ancient Greek tragedy reenacted in AngloAmerica. | Amid thundering silence and nearly universal indifference, chained, immobile, invisible, a squalid Prometheus was transferred from the gallows for a show trial in a faux Gothic court built on the site of a medieval prison. | Kratos, impersonating Strength, and Bia, impersonating Violence, had duly chained Prometheus, not to a mountain in the Caucasus, but to solitary confinement in a h…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/09/ju…

Julian Assange Hearing: Day Three
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-09
Paul Rogers, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University, took the stand by video link to testify about Julian Assange's political views and how they factor into the Trump administration's prosecution of Assange for publishing. | Rogers reviewed Assange's speeches, including an anti-war speech in 2011 in London and a speech to the UN following the release of Iraq and Afghan war logs, as well as Mairead Maguire's nomination of Assange for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019. LINKs. Rogers concluded that Assange's views don't fall into traditional liberal or conservative belief systems but are rather…
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John Pilger: The Stalinist Trial Of Julian Assange
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-09
When I first met Julian Assange more than ten years ago, I asked him why he had started WikiLeaks. He replied: "Transparency and accountability are moral issues that must be the essence of public life and journalism." | I had never heard a publisher or an editor invoke morality in this way. Assange believes that journalists are the agents of people, not power: that we, the people, have a right to know about the darkest secrets of those who claim to act in our name. | If the powerful lie to us, we have the right to know.
popularresistance.org/john-pilger-the-st…

Roger Waters: If Julian Assange Is Guilty, So Am I
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-09
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. "
popularresistance.org/roger-waters-if-ju…

175 Years in a U.S. Prison? Extradition Trial of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Begins in London
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-09
As the long-awaited extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gets underway in London, his legal adviser, Jennifer Robinson, says the case could set a chilling precedent for press freedoms around the world. "He faces 175 years in prison for doing his job as a journalist and a publisher. That's why this case is so dangerous," says Robinson. Assange faces numerous charges, including under the U.S. Espionage Act, related to the release of diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks that revealed war crimes committed by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. He faces a possible life sentence if he is extrad…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/9/julian_ass…

Assange Extradition Hearing Seems to Focus on His Political Motivations, Not Legality of His Actions
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-09
On this edition of The Critical Hour, co-hosts Dr. Wilmer Leon and Garland Nixon talk to Steve Poikonen about day three of the resumption of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing in London.
sputniknews.com/radio_the_critical_hour/…

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange May Face Up to 175 Years in Prison
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-09
Image Credit: Julia Quenzler | As the long-awaited extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gets underway in London, his legal adviser, Jennifer Robinson, says the case could set a chilling precedent for press freedoms around the world. "He faces 175 years in prison for doing his job as a journalist and a publisher. That's why this case is so dangerous," says Robinson. Assange faces numerous charges, including under the U.S. Espionage Act, related to the release of diplomatic cables pu…
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Assange on Trial: A Stunning Lack of Transparency and Fairness
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-09
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 was concerned that approximately 40 individuals had received remote video access they apparently should not have.
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Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 7
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-09
This morning we went straight in to the evidence of Clive Stafford Smith, a dual national British/American lawyer licensed to practice in the UK. He had founded Reprieve in 1999 originally to oppose the death penalty, but after 2001 …
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Selected Articles: Extradition Trial of Julian Assange
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-09
We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …
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Selected Articles: Extradition Trial of Julian Assange
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-09
Julian Assange, Prometheus Bound | By Pepe Escobar, September 09, 2020 | Amid thundering silence and nearly universal indifference, chained, immobile, invisible, a squalid Prometheus was transferred from the gallows for a show trial in a faux Gothic court built on …
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DHS Head Chad Wolf Adopts Language of War in Threats Against Portland Protesters
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-09
The phrase "all options on the table" is largely used in politics as a code phrase conveying the most extreme violence imaginable, without having to explicitly state it. Now it's being used against American citizens.
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