2020-09-16: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-09-16). Nurse alleges forced sterilizations, medical malpractice at Georgia immigrant detention center. wsws.org The chilling report provides further evidence of the sadistic abuse meted out by the Trump administration in its fascistic war on immigrants.

calvin deutschbein (2020-09-16). Capitalism sets the world on fire. workers.org As of Sept. 13, at least 100 wildfires are raging in ten U.S. states. The situation could not be more dire. On Sept. 8 in western Oregon, forestry workers with the Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Protection District and evacuees faced hurricane-force winds, coupled with infrastructure failures and temperatures hot enough to . . . |

Kevin Matthews (2020-09-16). The True Facts About the Oregon Fires, With a Video Proving It. counterpunch.org Okay, this flood of forest BS is pissing me off. Hear me: The national reporters helicoptering in have not got this right. NPR, Reveal tonight, etc., even the fine Pro Publica. By coincidence, I flew over the Holiday Farm Fire burn area six weeks before it burned. Take a look at the clip on YouTube,

Melissa Jones (2020-09-16). Western Wildfires Could Worsen Inequality. progressive.org As new threats compound old injustices, too many Americans are consigned to poverty and poor health.

Ted Kelly (2020-09-16). Philadelphia houseless activists demand 'Housing now!'. workers.org As Philadelphia city officials and cops threaten eviction, hundreds of people come out to defend #HousingNow encampment, here Sept. 9. Philadelphia Sept. 14 — For over three months, "BLACK LIVES MATTER" was shouted in hand-painted white letters across a massive banner on 21st St. at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, near . . . |

Anish R M (2020-09-16). Assange will not get a fair trial in US, says Pentagon Papers publisher in testimony. peoplesdispatch.org In the recent set of testimonies, Assange's defense team dismantled the prosecution's argument that Assange caused any harm by publishing classified names…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-16). Assange's Sixth Day at the Old Bailey: US Prison Conditions and Politicised Prosecutions. globalresearch.ca September 15. Central Criminal Court, London. Today, witnesses appearing in the extradition trial of Julian Assange fleshed out some points touched upon the previous day: the fate awaiting the WikiLeaks publisher in the US prison system, and the political nature …

Alan MacLeod (2020-09-16). "A Disgrace": Amnesty International Blocked From Monitoring Trial of Julian Assange. thealtworld.com Amnesty International's Europe Director described the hearings against Assange as an "assault on the right to freedom of expression" that would have a "chilling effect on media freedom." | MPN— The high profile extradition hearing of publisher and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange continued in Central London today. But it did so without oversight from international human rights groups. Julia Hall, an expert on criminal justice and human rights for Amnesty International,

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-16). Assange on Trial: Supermax Prisons and Special Administrative Measures. counterpunch.org DAY FIVE Having had a coronavirus scare towards the end of last week, necessitating a brief suspension of proceedings for September 11, the extradition proceedings for Julian Assange resumed with Eric Lewis. The chairman of the board of Reprieve, who has cut his teeth on representing Afghan detainees in US custody and those in Guantánamo,

Eds. (2020-09-16). Greta Thunberg champions the plight of climate refugees. mronline.org "Climate crisis could displace 1.2 billion people by 2050," says Greta Thunberg…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-16). From Ego To Empire, All Our Problems Stem From The Impulse To Control. thealtworld.com The human organism arrives in this world squishy, defenseless and easily startled, which it turns out is really starting things off on the wrong foot. | Because of the size of our newly-evolved brains relative to the birth canal, humans have to give birth to what are essentially fetuses, far more helpless for a much longer time than the offspring of our animal cousins. While we are slowly completing our post-natal gestation and learning to move and walk as most mammals can do right out of the womb, we are in a very frightening stage of helplessness which inevitably leaves us scarred with psychological trauma. | O…

Ajamu Baraka (2020-09-16). Will a Biden Foreign Policy Make a Difference for the World? counterpunch.org The "left" rationalization for collaborating with the neoliberal wing of the democrat party is premised on the argument that a win for the national Democrat candidate translates into better possible policy outcomes for the "people" and nation. More importantly though, they assert, Trump's defeat will alter the rightist trajectory of U.S. politics away from what they refer to as Trump's neofascist inclinations.

Alan Macleod (2020-09-16). As Venezuela Foils CIA "Terror Plot" Pompeo Tours Its Neighbors To Talk Regime Change. mintpressnews.com The State Department's silence has been deafening following the arrest of a US citizen and former CIA operative allegedly caught plotting an on a Venezuelan oil refinery.

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-16). The US-Brokered Mideast 'Peace' Deals Aren't Really What They Seem. globalresearch.ca The loud applause that followed the US-brokered Mideast "peace" deals between "Israel" on one hand and the UAE & Bahrain on the other is misplaced since there was never any real state of war between the "opposing" sides to begin …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-16). COVID-19 Coronavirus: The Crisis. "You Simulate and Then You Go Live" globalresearch.ca On January 30th 2020, the WHO Director General declared a Public Health Emergency (PHEIC) in relation to China's novel coronavirus. This far-reaching decision was taken without the support of expert opinion. There were 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken. 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-16). Video: Covid-Gate, The Political Virus. globalresearch.ca The national economies of 193 countries, member states of the United Nations were ordered to close down on March 11, 2020. The order came from above, from Wall Street, the World Economic Forum, the billionaire foundations. And corrupt politicians throughout …

RT (2020-09-16). Kamala Harris' Timberland boots make unlikely headlines as Biden campaign struggles to create excitement. rt.com Footage of Democratic VP candidate Kamala Harris sauntering out of a plane in Timberland boots has Biden campaign supporters all aflutter — but even many on the Left are rolling their eyes at the brand name fetishism. | "Kamala Harris may have made Timberland boots cool again," gushed a Yahoo! News headline, one of several touting the VP pick's footwear as she alighted from a plane to visit firefighters and those displaced by the devastating wildfires in Fresno, California. | Called "Timbs" for short, the boots were ubiquitous during the 1990s and early 2000s, worn by men and women and especially popular…

_____ (2020-09-16). Half Of The US Lacks Adequate Protections Against Evictions. popularresistance.org In the aftermath of the 2008 housing market collapse, I spent many months reporting on the "collateral damage" caused by a systemic failure. I remember going into campgrounds in California's Central Valley, where homeless people crowded in the communal bathrooms, prepping for work. I remember huge homeless encampments alongside railway tracks and dotting the sides of freeway embankments. | I also remember going into towns like Stockton and Las Vegas and seeing entire neighborhoods suddenly vacant, the original owners and tenants foreclosed on or evicted.

_____ (2020-09-16). Assange Would Not Have Fair US Trial, Witness Tells Old Bailey. popularresistance.org Julian Assange's extradition hearing resumed yesterday morning after a coronavirus test for a member of the prosecution's legal team came back negative. | Mark Summers QC, one of Assange's lawyers, asked District Judge Vanessa Baraitser to give a direction mandating the use of masks for the remainder of the hearing. She responded that government guidance on wearing masks in public places in the Old Bailey "does not include the well of the court," before saying, "those that wish to wear masks in the well of the court are welcome to do so" but "there is no obligation to do so, and I make no direction."

_____ (2020-09-16). Day Nine: Julian Assange Extradition Hearing. popularresistance.org Things became not merely dramatic in the Assange courtroom today, but spiteful and nasty. There were two real issues, the evidence and the procedure. On the evidence, there were stark details of the dreadful regime Assange will face in US jails if extradited. On the procedure, we saw behaviour from the prosecution QC that went well beyond normal cross examination and was a real attempt to denigrate and even humiliate the witness. I hope to prove that to you by a straightforward exposition of what happened today in court, after which I shall add further comment.

_____ (2020-09-16). Democrats Ignore U.S. Military's Refutation of 'Russian Bounties' Story. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | NBC News Two months after top Pentagon officials vowed to get to the bottom of whether the Russian government bribed the Taliban to kill American service members, the commander of troops in the region says a detailed review of all available intelligence has not been able to corroborate the existence of such a program. | "It just has not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me," Gen. Frank McKenzie, comm…

Peter Gleick (2020-09-16). These explosive fires are our climate change wakeup call. zcomm.org Scientists have been warning of the growing threat of climate change, and now those projections are a reality…

Noam Chomsky (2020-09-16). Chomsky, Walker and Ellsberg Defend Julian Assange. zcomm.org Alice Walker, Noam Chomsky, and Daniel Ellsberg oppose the extradition of Julian Assange to the US to face charges under the Espionage Act…

National Domestic Workers Alliance (2020-09-16). Wednesday 9/16: Emergency Action: Forced Sterilizations in ICE Detention Centers (urgent webinar). indybay.org Online via zoom…

Staff (2020-09-16). Mychal Denzel Smith on Breonna Taylor, Defunding Police, Systemic Racism & His Trump-Era Depression. democracynow.org Journalist and author Mychal Denzel Smith joins us for a wide-ranging discussion on the uprising against racist police, the upcoming presidential election and why he says a Biden win won't cure his Trump-era depression, and his new book, "Stakes Is High: Life after the American Dream." Denzel Smith questions whether arresting and charging the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor, a core demand of many protests in the wake of her death, represents justice, despite the historic settlement between Louisville and her family. "The only way to prevent another instance of the situation that took Breonna Taylor's li…

Staff (2020-09-16). Noura Erakat: Trump's Bahrain-UAE-Israel Deal Won't Advance Palestinian Peace & Will Up Repression. democracynow.org As the Trump administration celebrates deals establishing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, we speak with Palestinian American legal scholar Noura Erakat, who says Trump's "peace" agreements are a sham. "This is not about advancing any kind of meaningful, enduring peace, but instead about entrenching a geopolitical alliance that would otherwise increase oppression for people of the Middle East," says Erakat, assistant professor at Rutgers University and author of "Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine."

Staff (2020-09-16). Forced Sterilization Is Nothing New to Criminalized People in the US. truthout.org The United States has long used citizenship status and perceived criminality as a means to determine whether individuals deserve basic human rights. This week's egregious allegations of

Fight Back (2020-09-16). The West Coast is burning, and capitalism is the blame. fightbacknews.org Freedom Road Socialist Organization stands with working people on the West Coast who are threatened by the massive wildfires that have taken scores of lives. Dozens more are missing and feared dead and thousands of homes were destroyed. We encourage FRSO members in California, Oregon and Washington to assist in whatever way possible in efforts that ensure the safety of your neighbors and contribute to pro-people recovery efforts. It is important to combat the fear mongering around the fires that is happening in the service of a cynical right-wing political agenda. | There is nothing natural about the disaster tha…

Andre Vltchek (2020-09-16). Guo Wengui: So Anti-Chinese that even U.S. Establishment cannot stomach him. dissidentvoice.org In some very rare cases, it is better to read British conservative, right-wing press, like The Economist or the Telegraph, instead of the mainstream liberal sheets like The Independent or The Guardian. That is if one wants to come somehow closer to the truth. The Economist is extremely biased; it is pre-historically conservative, anti-Russian, anti-Chinese, …

Manlio Dinucci (2020-09-16). VIDEO — Con Assange Messa a Processo la Libertà di Tutti. globalresearch.ca Julian Assange si trova rinchiuso in un carcere di massima sicurezza in Gran Bretagna dove attende di essere giudicato. Nel caso dovesse essere estradato negli Stati Uniti rischierebbe fino a 175 anni di carcere. In questo focus speciale di

Staff (2020-09-16). Continue to Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor's Family Wants Cops Arrested After Historic $12M Settlement. democracynow.org The city of Louisville, Kentucky, will pay a historic $12 million settlement to the family of Breonna Taylor, more than six months after police shot and killed the 26-year-old Black emergency room technician in her own apartment and Taylor became a household name as part of the nationwide uprising in defense of Black lives. It is one of the largest payouts ever for a police killing of a Black person in the U.S. The city will also institute major reforms to the police department responsible for Taylor's death. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced the settlement at a press conference, where he was joined by memb…

Kathryn Shihadah (2020-09-16). Life Under Seige: The Blockade on Gaza Turns Fourteen and Is Still as Illegal as Ever. mintpressnews.com With no foreseeable end in sight, Israel's blockade on Gaza not only runs afoul of international law, but it has also already been on the radar of the United Nations and human rights groups for well over a decade.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Zionist enemy to pay for aggression: al-Qassam Brigades. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas Movement, has issued a statement on Wednesday in reaction to the aggressions of the Israeli regime against the Gaza strip.

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Nearly 3,500 Palestinians killed during Netanyahu era. yenisafak.com During the prime ministry of Benjamin Netanyahu, who signed an agreement with the UAE and Bahrain to normalize relations, nearly 3,500 Palestinians, including many women and children, were martyred and thousands of others injured in the attacks of Israeli forces.Netanyahu, shown as one of the chief architects of Israel's oppression and violations against Palestine, served as the prime minister during the two bloody attacks on the Gaza Strip under the blockade by the Israeli army.According to the data of the Israeli rights group B'Tselem, nearly 3,500 Palestinian Palestinians have been martyred in the attacks of t…

Joshua Cho (2020-09-16). Journalists Need to Be Clear About a Clear Threat to Democracy. zcomm.org It's important for US media not to propagate the myth of US exceptionalism, which often makes false accusations of "election theft" against Global South countries like Bolivia and Venezuela, and misleads Americans into thinking election theft "can't happen"

Stansfield Smith (2020-09-16). Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and the Power of the US Dollar in the World Economy (Part 1). dissidentvoice.org Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has become popularized by some of the liberal-left because it offers an explanation how to achieve full employment, national health insurance, free college education, and the Green New Deal without raising taxes. Political leaders like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders have espoused MMT. Economist Stephanie Kelton, a leading spokesperson of the theory, …

Howard Lisnoff (2020-09-16). The Spoils of War: Sexual Entitlement. counterpunch.org The lack of accountability of criminal behavior is a grotesque stain on human behavior and history. Many who follow history, either as scholars or informed individuals, know that until the second half of the 20th century, history was written by the victors and about the celebrated victorious, those anointed by the few and the very

news.un (2020-09-16). Protect lives, mitigate future shocks and recover better: UN-wide COVID-19 response. news.un.org Over the course of 2020 thus far, the coronavirus has taken hundreds of thousands of lives, infected millions of people, and wreaked socio-economic, humanitarian and human rights havoc, the United Nations said in a new report released on Wednesday.

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Top Russian, Saudi diplomats discuss Yemeni conflict. yenisafak.com Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday discussed the conflict in Yemen with his Saudi counterpart over the phone.Lavrov agreed with Faisal bin Farhan on the need to support UN efforts for a cease-fire in the war-torn country, as well as to implement urgent humanitarian measures and launch a settlement process between the sides, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in an online statement."Sergey Lavrov stressed that progress towards the establishment of long-awaited peace and stability in Yemen is possible only by taking into account the interests and concerns of all the leading political forces, religi…

yenisafak (2020-09-16). UN sends six aid trucks to Idlib, Syria. yenisafak.com The UN on Wednesday dispatched six trucks with humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people remain in need of assistance due to internal conflict.The trucks crossed over into Syria's Idlib province from the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-escal…

Al Neal (2020-09-16). Idaho's Indigenous Senate candidate Paulette Jordan challenges entrenched Republican power. peoplesworld.org A U.S. Senate race in the state of Idaho could bring about sweeping change to the current Republican-controlled Senate and correct a longstanding historical wrong if it's won by the Democratic opponent to incumbent Republican Sen. Jim Risch. "I'm Paulette Jordan, and I'm running to be the first female senator from the state of Idaho and the first …

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-09-16). In California, We Need to Fight Fire With Fire. zcomm.org Western capitalist approaches have created dangerous conditions in California, but Indigenous communities have managed fire as a natural part of the ecosystem…

Staff (2020-09-16). New Fossil Fuel Projects Meet Indigenous Resistance in New Mexico. truthout.org The spicy pungency of sagebrush filled the air in Greater Chaco, New Mexico, in late July this summer as I watched towering, rain-laden clouds gather across the endless horizon — a reminder that the midsummer monsoon season would soon turn the dirt roads that snake across the Navajo Nation reservation into quagmires. | Locals are accustomed to these storms, but this region is now also being pummeled by two other tempests — the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hit the Navajo Nation hard, espec…

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Maduro security forces committed crimes against humanity: UN. yenisafak.com Venezuelan security forces and allied groups have committed systematic human rights violations including killings and torture amounting to crimes against humanity, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday.Reasonable grounds existed to believe that President Nicolas Maduro and his interior and defence ministers ordered or contributed to the crimes documented in the report in order to silence opposition, they said.Most unlawful executions by state agents have not been prosecuted in Venezuela, where the rule of law and democratic institutions have broken down, they added.The U.N. fact-finding mission said other national…

Eds. (2020-09-16). 1978: Ernest Mandel — We must dream. Anticipation and hope as categories of historical materialism. mronline.org This text was the contribution of Ernest Mandel to a 1978 commemorative colloquium for the Marxist philosopher Ernst Bloch (1885—1977) and was first published in 1980.

yenisafak (2020-09-16). 1982 Beirut massacre still haunts survivors. yenisafak.com "We unwittingly came to Lebanon and we will return to our homeland Palestine whenever possible." | About one square kilometer (less than half a square mile) in size, the Sabra and Shatila camp, located west of Beirut, is home to 12,000 Palestinian refugees, according to unofficial data.

Medea Benjamin (2020-09-16). A "Persistent Eye in the Sky" Coming to a City Near You? zcomm.org What are the possible effects on our civil liberties from having high-tech surveillance platforms circling over millions of Americans, gathering information about our every move?>

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Greece struggles to bring migrants into temporary camp after fire. yenisafak.com Greek authorities were still struggling on Wednesday to move thousands of migrants sleeping rough into a temporary camp, a week after the overcrowded Moria migrant camp burned down, while fears grew over a coronavirus outbreak on the island of Lesbos.More than 12,000 people, mostly refugees from Afghanistan, Africa and Syria, were left without shelter, proper sanitation or access to food and water by the fire that tore through Moria, Greece's biggest camp for migrants reaching its islands by sea.No one was killed or hurt in the fire, which broke out after quarantine measures were imposed following the discovery o…

Staff (2020-09-16). The hosts of TRNN's Police Accountability Report urgently need your support. therealnews.com Help Taya and Stephen raise $50,000 so they can continue bringing you stories that hold policing accountable and keep government transparent.

RJ Red (2020-09-16). Protests for Daniel Prude in second week in Rochester, N.Y. workers.org Sept. 13 — Nearly six months ago, Daniel Prude was murdered by police officers in Rochester, N.Y., while experiencing a mental health crisis. Initially, the details of the case were swept under the rug by Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary and Mayor Lovely Warren. However, on Sept. 2, body camera . . . |

Editor (2020-09-16). Los trabajadores piden un paro laboral para las vidas negras. workers.org Esta declaración de Labor for Black Lives fue emitida el 31 de agosto y firmada por más de 50 organizaciones sindicales. Entre los firmantes figuran United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE), United Auto Workers Region 9A (del este de Nueva York, Nueva Inglaterra y Puerto Rico), Fight . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2020-09-16). Biden tells UAW he plans clean energy factory future. peoplesworld.org WARREN, Mich.—Joe Biden envisions a clean energy factory future for U.S. workers, with a million new jobs for auto workers making electric vehicles, thousands of electrical workers making chargers for them, tax credits for firms that bring jobs back to the U.S., and tax penalties, big time, for companies that ship U.S. jobs abroad. And …

ACLU (2020-09-16). Why We Want to Vote By Mail. aclu.org Voting by mail is the safest way to cast a ballot for many voters, whether they are immunocompromised, have a disability, or simply want to protect the health of their community. Six voters from across the country shared with us why they want to vote by mail, and why it should be an option for all voters. No excuses. |

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Teresa Gutierrez (2020-09-16). COVID and People of Color: Is it genocide yet? workers.org If you are a person of color, you too, like me, are probably traumatized and fed up with reading article after article that states: "Black and Brown people are especially affected by the coronavirus." Substitute "coronavirus" with most diseases or other dire social conditions such as unemployment, gentrification, hunger or . . . |

Mary Green Swig, Steven L. Swig, David A. Bergeron and Richard J. Eskow (2020-09-16). How Were 46 Million People Trapped by Student Debt? The History of an Unfulfilled Promise. counterpunch.org The democratic principle of tuition-free education in our country pre-dates the founding of the United States. The first public primary education was offered in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635, and its legislature created Harvard College the following year to make education available to all qualified students. Even before the Constitution was ratified, the Confederation

Mark Gruenberg (2020-09-16). Workers win as NY federal judge tosses Trump 'joint employer' rule. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—Millions of workers potentially won—and the GOP Trump regime lost in court again—as a New York federal judge tossed the Trump Labor Department's new, and narrower, "joint employer" rule. Indeed, the Trump scheme was so bad, said Judge Gregory Woods of the U.S. District Court for Southern New York, that "It conflicts with the …

Gloria Rubac (2020-09-16). Cross-country caravan to demand: Residency, now! workers.org By G. Lechat and Gloria Rubac Bulletin: The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Sept. 14 against TPS recipients, holding that President Trump can terminate the legal status of people of all countries now living in the U.S. under protection of the program. The ruling leaves . . . |

Michael Berkowitz (2020-09-16). 'Five Days, Five Nights': Flight to freedom from fascist Portugal. peoplesworld.org àÅlvaro Cunhal had a little secret. It was a good thing that he did. Living under the fascist Salazar dictatorship of mid-20th-century Portugal for the first half of his life, Cunhal needed secrecy. After all, for decades he was a leader and ultimately the Secretary General of the Portuguese Communist Party, which waged a life-and-death …

Steve Martinot (2020-09-16). What Does It Mean to Act White? counterpunch.org This is part four in a series, you can read the rest here. It is possible that the question we have been chasing in these articles has been the wrong one. We have been asking how white people can overcome their psychological and social hang-ups enough to address the issues of race and racism head

Daniel Renken (2020-09-16). Media narratives about China endanger world peace. peoplesworld.org In recent months, Americans have received a barrage of news on TV, social media, and even late-night talk shows discussing the "aggressive" actions of the People's Republic of China. Whether it's the disputed waters of the South China Sea, the Hong Kong protests, or accusations of religious discrimination and genocide, the presentations of the national …

Pete Dolack (2020-09-16). It Doesn't Have to Be This Way. counterpunch.org I've long been struck by how so much of right-wing ideology boils down to "I had to suffer, so other people should have to suffer, too." One more product of the individualist ideology furiously propagated by promoters of capitalism, although ideas never flow in only one direction. Some of us, faced with injustice, react in

Monica Moorehead (2020-09-16). Voto, autodeterminación y cambio social. workers.org A continuación se muestra una charla ligeramente editada por Monica Moorehead en el seminario web del Workers World Party el 3 de septiembre sobre "Salvar la oficina de correos del pueblo". Monica Moorehead La supresión de votantes es un tema del que tengo conocimiento tanto personal como político. Nací y . . . |

Monica Moorehead (2020-09-16). Prisoners denied the right to vote, a new form of poll tax — WW commentary. workers.org Voting in Lower Peach Tree, Ala., in Wilcox County, on May 3, 1966, after passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Voter suppression in the United States is as "American as apple pie," especially when it comes to Black, Brown and other marginalized communities. Despite the passing of the Voting . . . |

Editor (2020-09-16). 9/11 — a pretext for war. workers.org Look at the 9/11 commemorations for what they are: an opportunity for the U.S. ruling class to use a collective trauma to whip up jingoist and super-patriotic sentiment. The goal of this whipping up is to convince much of the population to rally around the U.S. flag and support Pentagon . . . |

Gloria Rubac (2020-09-16). Houston lab OKs execution drug. workers.org Activists handed out fliers 'WANTED FOR MURDER' in front of execution drug lab in Houston, Sept. 11. Anti-death penalty activists have exposed and humiliated a Houston science lab found to have approved the purity of raw pentobarbital. Since only a small number of pharmaceutical companies are still allowing their drugs . . . |

Joe Sims (2020-09-16). I'm not voting for my favorite candidate this year. peoplesworld.org In 1968, I was persecuted for voting for civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory who ran for president as a write-in candidate of the Freedom and Peace Party. Well, actually I didn't vote for him, but I said I would in a straw poll conducted in my 5th-grade class. The teacher objected that Gregory …

Staff (2020-09-16). The unrest in Kenosha didn't come out of thin air. therealnews.com We have known about the over-policing of Black and brown communities there for a long time, experts say.

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-16). Police murder of Daniel Prude: Document release causes new scandal. liberationnews.org A new wave of outrage is sweeping Rochester, N.Y. following the release of internal government documents related to the police murder of Daniel Prude, a 41 year-old Black man who had traveled to the city to visit his brother. The documents detail how city authorities conspired to cover up the facts surrounding his death. Prude …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-16). Palestinians protest against UAE and Bahrain signing "normalization" deals with Israel. peoplesdispatch.org Hundreds of protesters throughout the occupied territories denounced the US mediated deals as betrayal of the Palestinian cause, and vowed to continue their fight against the Israeli occupation…

Eds. (2020-09-16). CBC doubles down on erasing Palestine. mronline.org Activists are determined to hold the broadcaster to account for minimizing Palestine's national identity…

Staff (2020-09-16). Report reveals US State Department gave money to firm tied to Haitian police. therealnews.com The Trump administration has heavily contributed to the Haitian police force, quadrupling U.S. contribution "from $2.8 million in 2016 to more than $12.4 million last year."

RT (2020-09-16). Record-setting hurricane season: Teddy expected to become catastrophic Category 4 by Thursday, warns NHC. rt.com The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) has warned that Hurricane Teddy is expected to intensify further, potentially becoming a catastrophic and life-threatening Category 4 cyclone by Thursday. | Teddy is currently classified as a Category 2 hurricane and is located roughly 820 miles (1,315 km) east of the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the southeastern Caribbean. It boasts sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (155 km/h), and is moving at a speed of approximately 12 mph (19 km/h). | Teddy is now the eighth hurricane in what was forecast to be a particularly active season. Only three previous hurricane seasons…

RT (2020-09-16). Masks better than vaccines? CDC director baffles with suggestion face coverings are 'more guaranteed' to protect against Covid-19. rt.com Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield has raised eyebrows after telling the Senate face masks are a "powerful public health tool" and may even be more effective against Covid-19 than vaccines. | "I've said that if we [wore masks] for six, eight, ten, twelve weeks, we'd bring this pandemic under control," Redfield, who is also on the White House coronavirus task force, told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. | After calling face coverings the "best defense" against the virus, Redfield then claimed masks are "more guaranteed" to protect from Covid-19 than a vac…

RT (2020-09-16). NYC Mayor de Blasio to furlough HIMSELF & nearly 500 staff for week amid revenue shortfall, blames Congress for lack of stimulus. rt.com New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and nearly 500 city staffers will be furloughed for one week to help the city deal with a $9 billion revenue shortfall due to the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown. | The week-long furlough will save the city $860,000. | In his announcement on Wednesday, the mayor said no pay cuts are planned at this time, but he admitted the city will be facing a "horrible budget situation" for years, and that it was heightened by the economic shutdown in March and April due to the coronavirus pandemic. | "We're going to be in a horrible budget situation for years, so this borrowing capacity is to…

RT (2020-09-16). Feds worried drones might AIRLIFT prisoners over walls, says new DOJ report seeking permission to SHOOT THEM DOWN. rt.com The Federal Bureau of Prisons is worried drones might eventually be used in jailbreak attempts by physically lifting inmates out of the prison yard, a new report has revealed, adding that some drones can already elevate people. | Drones are hated and feared by prison guards for their capacity to serve as flying drug mules. But the Bureau of Prisons is also worried that drones may soon be used to carry prisoners themselves to freedom, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General. | Federal prison employees say they're worried that at some point, drones m…

RT (2020-09-16). 'So it's verboten?': Fox News panelist STOPS Newt Gingrich from discussing 'Soros-elected' district attorneys. rt.com A Fox News host and a former CIA spokesperson ganged up on former House speaker and Republican pundit Newt Gingrich when he brought up the undisputed fact that George Soros funded candidates for prosecutors in riot-struck cities. | "The number one problem in almost all the cities is George Soros-elected, left-wing, anti-police, pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up," Gingrich told the hosts of 'Outnumbered' on Wednesday. | "Both [Kamala] Harris and [Joe] Biden have talked very proudly about what they call progressive district attorneys," he continued. "Progressive district attorne…

A Guest Author (2020-09-16). Growing old in prison after COVID-19. workers.org By Major Tillery Major Tillery is an innocent man who has spent 35 years in prison because gross prosecutorial and judicial misconduct led to his fraudulent conviction for murder in 1985. He has spent 20 years in solitary confinement. Major has become an advocate for prisoners' rights against the injustice . . . |

Anand Naidoo (2020-09-16). The Heat: United Nations at 75. america.cgtn.com As the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary, what are some of the biggest challenges it faces?

RT (2020-09-16). Almost 11% of US millennials & Gen Z think the Jews caused the Holocaust, disturbing new survey shows. rt.com A new US survey brought unexpected results as nearly 11 percent of young pollsters believe the Jews were responsible for the Holocaust, amid a wider trend of shocking ignorance about the Nazi genocide. | The 50-state The survey consisted of roughly 1,000 nationwide interviews, with participants selected at random, and a further 200 interviews of young adults aged 18 to 39 in e…

RT (2020-09-16). Almost 11% of US millennials think the Jews caused the Holocaust according to disturbing new survey. rt.com A new US survey brought unexpected results as nearly 11 percent of young pollsters believe the Jews were responsible for the Holocaust, amid a wider trend of shocking ignorance about the Nazi genocide. | The 50-state The survey consisted of roughly 1,000 nationwide interviews, with participants selected at random, and a further 200 interviews of young adults aged 18 to 39 in e…

pip.hinman (2020-09-16). Activists ask Arch Insurance to back away from Adani. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-09-16). Socialist councillor: 'If you don't fight, you never win'. greenleft.org.au

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-16). New Japanese Prime Minister expected to continue far-right policies of predecessor. liberationnews.org Veteran right wing politician Yoshihide Suga took power as the new Prime Minister of Japan September 16. While his ascension to office ends the administration of Shinzo Abe, the far right policies that characterized the Abe administration are all but certain to continue under new management. Suga is a long-time leader of the Liberal Democratic …

Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell (2020-09-16). The Anti-Racist Feminist and the Corporate CEO. counterpunch.org In 2016, the former corporate leader and TV show host Donald Trump became US president. In the night that his victory was announced, previous Ku Klux Klan (KKK) leader David Duke described the event as one of the most exciting nights of my life. A year later, the FBI revealed that hate crimes increased for a second consecutive year, with attacks targeting Muslim and Jewish people as well as the LGBTQ community.

Global Research News (2020-09-16). Selected Articles: Why Lockdowns Are the Wrong Policy. Sweden's COVID-19 Strategy. globalresearch.ca By As a result, over the course of the past 30 years, the need to keep the schools "safe" from drugs and …

Tom Anderson (2020-09-16). A new campaign is challenging UK complicity in Israeli apartheid, and it really means business. thecanary.co In the early hours of the morning of Monday 14 September, a group of Palestine solidarity organisers set up a blockade at the gates … | By | In the early hours of the morning of Monday 14 September, a group of Palestine solidarity organisers set up a

Ramzy Baroud (2020-09-16). The 'Desaparecidos' of Palestine: Gantz Escalates Israel's War on the Dead. mintpressnews.com Benny Gantz's latest 'achievement,' denying dead Palestinians a proper burial, is not entirely a novel idea. In fact, in Israel, bargaining with corpses has been the modus operandi for decades.

_____ (2020-09-16). 'Palestinian Self-Determination Not For Sale'. popularresistance.org As US President Donald Trump brought together leaders from Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates to sign deals to establish diplomatic relations, just outside of the White House, hundreds of Palestinians, civil rights and advocacy groups gathered in protest of the occasion, accusing the leaders of ignoring the voices of Palestinians. | Coming together with waves of Palestinian flags, donning traditional keffiyehs, and some wearing masks with the words "Free Palestine", the demonstrators shouted slogans: "No hate, no fear, Bibi is not welcome here", and "Occupation is a crime, normalisation is a crime".

yenisafak (2020-09-16). US congresswoman honored for helping Palestine. yenisafak.com A US congresswoman has been honored for defending the rights of Palestinians in the face of Israeli human rights abuses."Honored to receive the Champion of Palestinian Rights Award from @AMPalestine today as part of Palestine Advocacy Day," US Democratic Representative Betty McCollum said Tuesday on Twitter, referring to the group American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)."Advancing peace human rights for Palestinian children all children should be a shared priority! #HR2407."House of Representatives Resolution 2407 is the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, a…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-16). Slovakia: Population Distrust US, Opposition to "Western" Intervention. globalresearch.ca GLOBSEC is probably one of the most well-known and influential political think-tanks in not only Slovakia, but also Central Europe. It aims to support a pro-Atlantic direction for Slovakia. Despite being founded in only 2005, it organizes annual events that …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-16). New Initiative to Expose Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) Crimes to the World. globalresearch.ca Veterans from the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) terrorist organization feel confident that because they were once supported and backed by the US and Western Europe in their campaign to violently separate Kosovo from Serbia, they are immune from prosecution and …

Peter Koenig (2020-09-16). Covid-19: The Great Reset — Revisited. Scary Threats, Rewards for Obedience… globalresearch.ca Covid-19: The Great Reset — is the title of a book by Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman of the WEF, and the Senior Director of the Global Risk Network at the institution, Thierry Malleret. The present analysis is based …

South Front (2020-09-16). Video: Saudi Air Force Is Leveling Yemeni Capital to Ground in Response to Houthi Strikes on Riyadh. globalresearch.ca The Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Yemen with a renewed energy following the recent missile and drone strikes on the Kingdom's capital by the Ansar Allah movement (also known as the Houthis). | According to pro-Houthi sources, Saudi warplanes conducted over …

South Front (2020-09-16). Mali: Historical Overview, The Post-Coup Political and Military Situation. globalresearch.ca Mali's recent history has been a succession of disputed presidential elections, military coups, insurgencies, civil war and international conflicts. Although there are significant deposits of gold in the country, the country's strategic location in the centre of the Sahel region …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-16). Challenging the Novichok Poisoning of Navalny Hoax by Russia. globalresearch.ca Already strained EU relations with Russia potentially reached a new low over the great novichok poisoning of Alexey Navalny hoax. | On Tuesday, Russia's EU mission challenged the bloc's fake news about what happened to him, saying the following: | "In recent …

WSWS (2020-09-16). Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks Green Party presidential campaign from 2020 ballot. wsws.org The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 to reject a lawsuit by the Green Party candidates seeking an injunction against the distribution of ballots to voters without their names on them.

sputniknews (2020-09-16). Handing Over Afghanistan to Taliban a 'Grave Mistake', Indian Analysts Believe. sputniknews.com As the intra-Afghan talks kicked off in Doha on September 11, India's strategic affairs' community has expressed concern over the future of Afghanistan under the Taliban. India has a wide-ranging development and security partnership with Afghanistan, besides the war-torn country is considered as its gateway into energy-rich Central Asia.

CJPME (2020-09-16). Regarding Possible ICC Investigation into Alleged Israeli War Crimes, Canadians Reject Double Standard for Israel. globalresearch.ca Amid growing controversy over a possible International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into Israel, newly published results from a survey conducted by EKOS Research Associates show that Canadians do not want Israel to be treated differently than other countries when it …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-16). Palestinians protest normalization of ties with Israel. peoplesdispatch.org Hundreds of Palestinians across the occupied territories came out on the streets on September 15 protesting the "normalization" of ties with Israel by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Surangya (2020-09-16). After mass resistance, NYC Mayor halts moving homeless out of Upper West Side. peoplesdispatch.org The homeless in NYC's Upper West Side (UWS) were being forced out of their accommodations because of the thinly veiled class hatred of the residents of the area…

Steven Sahiounie (2020-09-16). Israeli-Arab Re-election Gift to Trump. globalresearch.ca President Trump hosts a signing ceremony today in Washington which joins Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Israel in the 'Abraham Accord' which establishes full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Persian Gulf monarchies, and portends the possibility that other …

RT (2020-09-16). Trump "Wanted to Assassinate" Assad. dissidentvoice.org In a new interview, Donald Trump has confirmed "he wanted to assassinate" Syria's president Bashar al-Assad despite 2 years of flat-out denials the option was even discussed.

WSWS (2020-09-16). Acting US Homeland Security secretary refuses to appear before congressional committee. wsws.org In defiance of Congress and the Constitution, Chad Wolf said he would not testify before a House committee on September 17.

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-16). How Xinjiang "Interferes" with the EU-China Deal. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on A Beijing-Brussels-Berlin special: that was quite the video-summit. | From Beijing, we had President Xi Jinping. From Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel. And from Brussels, President of the European Council Charles Michel…

WSWS (2020-09-16). Defying injunction threats, striking University of Michigan grad students call for "larger mobilization of working people" wsws.org Striking graduate students at the University of Michigan are continuing their walkout in defiance of the strikebreaking threats by top administrators.

John W. Whitehead (2020-09-16). Virtual School Dangers: The Hazards of "Police State Education" During COVID-19. globalresearch.ca "There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they …

news.un (2020-09-16). More research needed into COVID-19 effects on children, says WHO head. news.un.org More research is needed into factors that increase the risk of severe COVID-19 disease among children and adolescents, the head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said, adding that while children may have largely been spared many of the most severe effects, they have suffered in other ways.

Michael T. Hertz (2020-09-16). Another step towards real democracy. nationofchange.org At least some of us are open to change…

Michael Welch (2020-09-16). Why 9/11 Matters 19 Years Later. The Spinning of 9/11, "Political Trickery" globalresearch.ca "The execution and spinning of 9/11 were instrumental in creating the repertoire of political trickery presently being adapted in the manufacturing and exploiting of the COVID-19 hysteria." | — Anthony Hall, August 23, 2020 [1] | . | LISTEN TO THE SHOW…

SickKids (2020-09-16). COVID-19: Guidance for School Reopening. Report by The Hospital For Sick Children and Unity Health Toronto. globalresearch.ca Preamble | The main objective of this document is to advocate for the safe return of children and youth to school by emphasizing the importance of school reopening for broader child health, balanced against the potential and important risks of coronavirus …

Fight Back (2020-09-16). Pretrial hearing for cops that killed George Floyd, large protest demands justice. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Nearly 500 gathered outside the barricaded Family Justice Center on Friday, September 11, where the four former cops who murdered George Floyd had a pretrial hearing. Each of them has filed motions for dismissal of their charges and for a change of venue to move the trial out of the metro area. TCC4J organized what became a six-hour presence outside the courthouse, with speakers, chanting and music. | In addition to the concrete barricades blocking the street and a ten-foot high fence around the building, organizers had to deal with a handful of disruptors, one of whom was inexplicably riding a…

Fight Back (2020-09-16). South Los Angeles continues to seek justice for Dijon Kizzee. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – Thousands of supporters from South LA, along with multiple political forces, continued to denounce the killing of 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) at a protest on September 12. Kizzee was shot 20 times by deputies from LASD's South LA station for an alleged vehicle code violation that ended in a fatal altercation on August 31. Kizzee's family called for murder charges against the sheriff deputies responsible for his death. | Organized by Coalition for Community Control of Police, Black Lives Matter-LA and several other organizations, the action started…

Ted Snider (2020-09-16). Peace Plans that Have Nothing to Do with Peace. globalresearch.ca On September 11, 2020, Bahrain announced that it had agreed to normalize relations with Israel, following a similar agreement by the United Arab Emirate (UAE). Both agreements are being packaged and sold as historic peace plans. | They're Not Peace Plans…

Hunter DeRensis (2020-09-16). Trump Connects the Generals and the Military-Industrial Complex. globalresearch.ca Once again, the

Raul Diego (2020-09-16). Facebook Live Rant by Trump Coronavirus PR Guru Deepens Fears of Election Violence. mintpressnews.com Recently-appointed HHS spokesperson, Michael Caputo, went on a wild rant over social media to plant a number of bizarre ideas in Americans' minds as the partisan Coronavirus messaging wars intensify.

Prof. Johan Giesecke (2020-09-16). Video: Why Lockdowns Are the Wrong Policy. Sweden's Covid-19 Strategy. globalresearch.ca That was one of the more extraordinary interviews we have done here at UnHerd. | Professor Johan Giesecke, one of the world's most senior epidemiologists, advisor to the Swedish Government (he hired Anders Tegnell who is currently directing Swedish strategy), …

Philip A Farruggio (2020-09-16). "The Salt of the Earth". Workers Rights in the 21st Century… globalresearch.ca Over 50 years have transpired since the lyrics of this song, Salt of the Earth, resonated then, just as much as now: | Let's drink to the hard working people | Let's drink to the lowly of birth | Raise your glass to …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-16). South African govt. bends after funeral undertakers' strike overwhelms mortuaries. peoplesdispatch.org Workers and owners of small firms providing funeral undertaker services embarked on a three-day strike on September 14, complaining that the regulations favor capitalist monopoly while squeezing out smaller enterprises…

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2020-09-16). Swami Agnivesh — A Tribute. globalresearch.ca Swami Agnivesh has left us. And yet he is still with us. | He was undoubtedly one of the most courageous fighters against religious fanaticism and religious bigotry of our time. He spoke out without hesitation against fanatical Hindus who distorted …

Tom Conway (2020-09-16). How a dire shortage of poll workers imperils American democracy. nationofchange.org COVID-19 exacerbated the shortages of poll workers that states and counties already face in every election.

news.un (2020-09-16). Ozone treaties 'inspiring examples' of political will, UN chief says on International Day. news.un.org The United Nations commemorated the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Wednesday, recognizing the success of landmark global agreements in helping restore the protective layer around Earth.

news.un (2020-09-16). Governments urged to protect poor against modern slavery, step up development financing. news.un.org Unless governments act now, millions of the world's most vulnerable people could be pushed into contemporary forms of slavery and other exploitation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a UN independent human rights expert has said.

Joe Wertz (2020-09-16). How big farms got a government pass on air pollution. nationofchange.org An EPA deal came with a promise to help communities exposed to animal emissions. That's still unfulfilled.

news.un (2020-09-16). Venezuela abuses amounted to crimes against humanity: UN-appointed panel. news.un.org Grave rights violations against anti-government protesters in Venezuela, "amounted to crimes against humanity", UN-appointed rights investigators said in their first report on abuses inside the Latin American nation.

Sam Pizzigati (2020-09-16). Why Don't They Call You a Genius? You Don't Have a Billion Dollars. counterpunch.org If you have a lot of money, one potent strain within American political folklore avows, you must have a lot of smarts. Or, as the classic putdown puts it, "if you're so smart, why ain't you rich?" By this folkloric yardstick, America's really rich — the wealthy, for instance, who fill the just-released latest annual

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-09-16). Wearing the Face Mask: Who is Putting our Children at Risk, SARS-CoV-2 or the Actions of our Governments? globalresearch.ca Are children and youth affected by COVID-19? | Wearing masks is mandatory for all, especially at school for children and adolescents from the age of 11 [1]. Mandatory social distance. Continuous hand washing with hydroalcoholic gels. | Young people must remain masked …

WSWS (2020-09-16). University of Michigan graduate student workers' strike at critical turning point. wsws.org With threats of a court injunction and the taking over negotiations by the American Federation of Teachers, the strike by more than 1,200 graduate students is in danger.

Sam Jacobs (2020-09-16). The Benghazi 9/11 Attack: The Forgotten History of the 2012 Attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. globalresearch.ca If you say "September 11" most people automatically think of the attacks on the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon on

WSWS (2020-09-16). Reject the AFT's rush to vote on sellout contract at University of Michigan! wsws.org Now is not the time to back down! The struggle must be broadened to include undergraduates, staff, faculty and workers in a common struggle.

news.un (2020-09-16). South Sudan: Progress on peace agreement 'limps along', UN envoy tells Security Council. news.un.org Although the transitional government in South Sudan continues to function, with state governors now appointed, among other developments, progress on the 2018 peace agreement "limps along", the top UN official in the country told a virtual meeting of the Security Council on Wednesday.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-16). Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni's prison term reduced but only by a year. peoplesdispatch.org The term of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who was earlier sentenced to three years in prison, has been reduced by a year. Activists and journalists condemned the ruling, demanding his freedom…

news.un (2020-09-16). UN chief: COVID-19 vaccine must be affordable and available to all. news.un.org The continuing COVID-19 pandemic continues to top a long list of global concerns, the UN chief told journalists on Wednesday, noting that "the grimmest of milestones" is upon us.

splcenter (2020-09-16). Our Vision for a Just Future: An urgent, transformative action agenda for a more equitable and compassionate nation. splcenter.org

Dimitris Konstantakopoulos (2020-09-16). The End of the Balkans. President Vučić signs the White House Agreement. A Dark Day in the History of Serbia. globalresearch.ca The day before yesterday, Serbian President Vucic was ridiculed by signing an agreement in the White House without even

Asher Luberto (2020-09-16). Voting in the United States: A Constant Uphill Battle. progressive.org A new documentary produced by Stacey Abrams explores the history of voter suppression, today's tactics, and what we need to do to fight it.

Philip Weiss (2020-09-16). U.S. Is in Middle East 'to Protect Israel' Not for Oil, Trump Says. globalresearch.ca Four days ago, Donald Trump said the U.S. isn't involved in the Middle East for oil, but because we "want to protect Israel." The comments have gone all but unreported in the mainstream press. | Trump made the comment during

_____ (2020-09-16). America: Land of the Free… and Conspiracy Nuts. strategic-culture.org The United States has hit a dangerous threshold when a senior member of the Trump administration is warning citizens to arm themselves because "leftwing hit squads" are about to seek retribution. | "If you carry guns, buy ammunition, ladies and gentlemen, because it's going to be hard to get,"

_____ (2020-09-16). World Misses 2020 Biodiversity Goals. popularresistance.org A draft version of the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook, seen by Climate Home News, reported that none of the 20 Aichi biodiversity targets set in Japan in 2010 have been fully met. | It identified failure to account for the role of women as a significant barrier to progress, along with funding shortfalls and harmful subsidies. | Prepared by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the report provides a summary of the state of nature and biodiversity worldwide. | The final report is due to be released next Tuesday after being reviewed by negotiators, with reflections on the way forward and…

_____ (2020-09-16). Democrats Campaigning To Keep Green Party Off The Ballot. popularresistance.org The 2020 presidential election is already underway — or, at least, it should be. Because of an ongoing legal battle, none of Pennsylvania's 67 counties will be sending out mail-in ballots today like they were originally scheduled to. Democrats are attempting to remove Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins from the ballot because of an alleged procedural mistake his running mate Angela Walker made when informing election authorities about a change in her South Carolina address. A similar battle is raging between the two parties in Wisconsin, another key battleground state.

_____ (2020-09-16). Isolation And Opioids During The Pandemic. popularresistance.org In our new era of nearly unparalleled upheaval, as a pandemic ravages the bodies of some and the minds of nearly everyone, as the associated economic damage disposes of the livelihoods of many, and as even the promise of democracy fades, the people whose lives were already on a razor's edge — who were vulnerable and isolated before the advent of Covid-19 — are in far greater danger than ever before. | Against this backdrop, many of us are scanning the news for any sign of hope, any small flicker of light whose gleam could indicate that everything, somehow, is going to be okay.

_____ (2020-09-16). Meet Students Organizing The First Campus-Wide Undergraduate Union. popularresistance.org On August 31, stu ≠dents at Keny ≠on Col ≠lege, a pri ≠vate lib ≠er ≠al arts col ≠lege in Gam ≠bier, Ohio, announced their intent to union ≠ize with the Unit ≠ed Elec ≠tri ≠cal, Radio and Machine Work ≠ers of Amer ≠i ≠ca (UE) in an open let ≠ter to the school's pres ≠i ≠dent and board of trustees. Stu ≠dents have request ≠ed vol ≠un ≠tary recog ≠ni ≠tion through a card-check neu ≠tral ≠i ≠ty agree ≠ment with the school's admin ≠is ≠tra ≠tion. If suc ≠cess ≠ful, the Keny ≠on Stu ≠dent Work ≠er Orga ≠niz &…

_____ (2020-09-16). US Tariffs On China Ruled To Be Illegal. popularresistance.org Geneva — The World Trade Organization said Tuesday that Trump administration tariffs on Chinese goods totaling more than $200 billion are illegal under the rules of the global trade body. | The decision marks the first time the Geneva-based trade body has ruled against a series of tariffs that President Donald Trump's government has imposed on a number of countries, allies and rivals alike. | Trump has repeatedly criticized the WTO, which oversees international disputes on trade, for allegedly treating the U.S. unfairly.

William rivers Pitt (2020-09-16). Every Trump Lie Is a Confession. zcomm.org It is difficult to think straight when the president is ruining your country in real time at the top of his voice and right in your face. That, of course, is the entire point of the exercise…

Dan Le Batard (2020-09-16). Colin Kaepernick's absence should haunt Roger Goodell and the NFL. zcomm.org We all saw who you didn't kneel beside. And we all saw whom you kneeled before.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (2020-09-16). "Trump Is Criminality Personified" zcomm.org Interview on protecting the vote and mobilizing the Poor…

Michael Albert (2020-09-16). A Class Between Labor and Capital? zcomm.org What the two class view leaves out, however, is that capitalists are not the only class that has major relative advantages…

George Monbiot (2020-09-16). If you think the UK isn't corrupt, you haven't looked hard enough. zcomm.org The UK's economic and political life revolves around corruption…

Income Movement (2020-09-16). Wednesday 9/16: Universal Basic Income Week: Investing in Mothers Pilot Program Panel Discussion. indybay.org Online…

Food Empowerment Project (2020-09-16). Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by Going Vegan. indybay.org By enjoying some vegan albondigas this month, you'll do more for the Latinx community than you may realize. Food Empowerment Project is encouraging everyone to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by going vegan with their help.

Rudolf Walther (2020-09-16). Against the neoliberal denunciation of the welfare state. indybay.org No economist is so misunderstood and misinterpreted as Adam Smith. Many consider him to be an advocate of the "free market" and narrow-minded egoism. What a mistake! Smith saw an important and strong role for the state. Cooperation and mutual help are inscribed in the division of labor. Others irrationally denounce the welfare state as "comfortable stable feeding."

Income Movement (2020-09-16). Friday 9/18: Universal Basic Income Week: Panel Discussion on the Basic Income Movement. indybay.org Online…

Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-09-16). Enlaces Red Latina sin fronteras Sept15. indybay.org ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 15.09.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…

Healthcare-Now! (2020-09-16). Tuesday 9/15: M4A Caucus Panel: Global Perspectives of Single-Payer during COVID-19. indybay.org Online…

SDESPL (2020-09-16). Wednesday 9/23: Your Vote Matters! Voter Information Webinar by San Francisco Department of Elections. indybay.org Online…

Green Change (2020-09-16). Monday 9/28: Election 2020 Meetup: Electing Pro-Environment Leaders, Voting During COVID, #GOTV. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Curt Wechsler (2020-09-16). Wednesday 9/16: Commemorate the Fallen — Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime! indybay.org Grand Lake Theatre | 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland…

Food Empowerment Project (2020-09-16). Learn the Keys to Transformative Eating at the Free Vallejo Healthy Food Fest. indybay.org Food Empowerment Project takes the Vallejo event virtual in its 5th year!

Friends of Gualala River (2020-09-16). Lawsuit Challenges Logging Threat to Endangered Wildlife in Northern California Redwoods. indybay.org The proposed logging, on 342 acres of private land in Sonoma County, would remove mature redwoods from the lower Gualala River watershed.

Income Movement (2020-09-16). Tuesday 9/15: Universal Basic Income Week: "Inherent Good" Global Film Premiere and Q&A. indybay.org Online…

Basic Income Movement (2020-09-16). Saturday 9/19: Oakland: Car Caravan for Universal Basic Income Global March 2020. indybay.org Eastshore Park, MacArthur Blvd & Grand Ave Oakland, CA 94610…

Dolores Perez Heilbron (2020-09-16). Saturday 9/19: Tim Redmond: National Election Crises & San Francisco Hopes! indybay.org Online Event from First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-09-16). The Day the Sky Turned Orange. indybay.org Scenes from a small town in Marin…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). 410,334 infected by, 352,019 recovered from COVID-19 in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Iran's Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that the number of coronavirus cases has hit 410,334 in the country, while 352,019 have so far recovered from the disease.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Livelihood assistance packages distributed in Shiraz. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — The ceremony to distribute 7000 Livelihood assistance packages among the needy was held in Shiraz in the presence of a number of local officials on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Hospitals in Tehran in fight against COVID-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Medical staff at in hospitals in Tehran are at the forefront of the fight against the Covid-19. The hospitals are hosting 1,800 coronavirus patients, presently.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Iran-Venezuela ties offering anti-unilateralism model: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Stating that the hegemony of the US is over, Venezuela's Ambassador to Tehran told Mehr News Agency that the Iran-Venezuela relations are conveying a message to other countries that they can counter the unilateralism too.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). US think tank under pressure due to hosting FM Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — US administration claimed that the Council on Foreign Relations has violated US law due to planning to host Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif next Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Russia says US 'fully isolated' on international scene. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov in a tweet on Wednesday said the US is "practically fully isolated" on the international scene.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Shahriar's death anniv. honored as Day of Persian Poetry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 17 (MNA) — September 18 is the death anniversary of Seyed Mohammad-Hossein Behjat-Tabrizi, better known by his pen-name Shahriar (1906-1988), who was a prominent Iranian poet.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). VIDEO: Palestinians slam Bahrain's ties with Zionist Regime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Palestinians held a rally in Ramallah against the normalization of relations between Bahrain and the Zionist Regime on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Parl. hails massive Zolfaghar-99 war game. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — In a statement on Wednesday, the Iranian Parliament hailed the recent Grand Zolfaghar-99 military exercise, staged by the Army.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Tehran,Geneva discuss boosting coop. via joint museums. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) —The Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage and Swiss envoy to Tehran agreed on boosting ties in the fields of joint museum exhibitions and tourism, as well as supporting the intellectual property of Iranian traditional arts.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Pompeo seeking to restore Trump's destroyed credibility. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that Pompeo is seeking to restore Trump regime's destroyed credibility due to its failure in maximum pressure policy against Tehran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). UNODC attaches importance on Iran' counter narcotic messures. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Hailing Iran's performance in the fight against narcotics, the Executive Director of UNODC expressed readiness to cooperate with Iran in the restitution of criminal's properties who have fled Iran into western countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Hands stained with Iranians' blood to end in cemetery. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani in tweet addressing US Trump said those who have bloods of the Iranian children on their hands will end in cemetery, as did Saddam.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Iran's steel production 10% above global average in 2020 H1. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 17 (MNA) — Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Khodadad Gharibpour said on Wednesday that steel production in Iran during the first 6 months of 2020 has bee 10 percent higher than the global average.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-16). AI-based brain monitoring and robotic muscle projects win £11.5m EPSRC boost. imperial.ac.uk Two Imperial College London projects have won a total of £11.5 million to transform healthcare technologies by 2050.

sputniknews (2020-09-16). Trump Says No Legal Way to Ensure Money From TikTok Deal Goes to US Government. sputniknews.com The Trump administration earlier said the decision on the TikTok-Oracle deal was to come "pretty soon", after the software company beat Microsoft in the bid for the Chinese video sharing app.

sputniknews (2020-09-16). Photos: Researchers Develop Cortical Implant to Restore Vision for Blind People. sputniknews.com Australian university researchers have developed a world-first cortical implant: an electronic device that sits on the brain and can restore vision to people who have lost it.

sputniknews (2020-09-16). Russia Must Release Former US Marine Trevor Reed, House Minority Leader McCarthy Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Congressmen from the state of Texas, Michael McCaul and Mike Conaway, also demanded that Russia release Reed.

sputniknews (2020-09-16). Justice Department Orders US-Based Al Jazeera to Register as Foreign Agent. sputniknews.com The DOJ claims the online news platform is acting as a Qatari agent in the United State in order to exert influence on America's domestic and foreign policies and its leadership.

sputniknews (2020-09-16). $400 Billion Deal Between Iran-China Does Not Impact Our Ties with Tehran: Indian Foreign Minister. sputniknews.com Murmurs of a potential $400 billion trade and military deal between Beijing and Tehran have reached New Delhi. As China and India continue to have estranged relations, Beijing's growing influence in the strategically-important Iran is being seen as a matter of concern by the Indian opposition.

sputniknews (2020-09-16). US Looks Forward to Working With New Japanese Prime Minister Suga – Pompeo. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, September 17 (Sputnik) – The Trump administration congratulates Yoshihide Suga on his election by the main chamber of the Japanese parliament as the next prime minister of Japan and looks forward to working with him, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

sputniknews (2020-09-16). NYC Mayor's Office Furloughed to Help Tackle City's Budget Deficit. sputniknews.com No exception was made for Mayor Bill de Blasio as well, who said that his office team had been working hard and he did not want them to go a week without pay, but the situation demands "tough choices".

sputniknews (2020-09-16). FBI Has Not Detected Any Foreign Attacks on US Election Infrastructure – Director. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, September 17 (Sputnik) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has not identified any foreign attacks on US election infrastructure since the start of the year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said in an address to the National Cybersecurity Summit.

Staff (2020-09-16). CDC Director: Face Mask "More Guaranteed to Protect" Against COVID Than Vaccine. truthout.org The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advocated for continued mask-wearing at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, stating that facial coverings could be more effective at preventing the spread of coronavirus than even a vaccine may be when one eventually becomes available. |

Staff (2020-09-16). Trump Insists He "Up-Played" COVID Despite His Stated Strategy of Downplaying It. truthout.org President Trump, appearing at a town hall event in Philadelphia hosted by ABC News's George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday, sought to rewrite history by insisting he never downplayed the risks of COVID-19, despite the existence of audio recordings in which he explicitly told journalist Bob Woodward that downplaying the virus was his preferred strategy. |

Staff (2020-09-16). Scientific American Breaks With 175-Year Precedent to Endorse Biden. truthout.org Scientific American has "We do not do this lightly," the editors write. "The eviden…

Staff (2020-09-16). Trump's "Peace" Deals Will Worsen Oppression in Middle East, Legal Scholar Says. truthout.org As the Trump administration celebrates deals establishing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, we speak with Palestinian American legal scholar Noura Erakat, who says Trump's "peace" agreements are a sham. "This is not about advancing any kind of meaningful, enduring peace, but instead about entrenching a geopolitical alliance that would otherwise increase oppression for people of the Middle East," says Erakat, assistant professor at Rutgers University and auth…

Staff (2020-09-16). How to Do More Than Panic About Voter Suppression. truthout.org Trump's attacks on Black protesters and Black people are inextricably bound to the arguments he will make to try to invalidate the election. In this episode, Truthout's Kelly Hayes talks with voting rights activist Anoa Changa about how you can defend voting rights in the homestretch of the presidential race. | Note: This is a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | TRANSCRIPT: | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to Movement Memos, a Truthout podcast about things you should…

Staff (2020-09-16). "Let Me Finish My Question" — English Professor Reprimands Trump at Town Hall. truthout.org President Trump was confronted by a voter claiming to be "on the fence" about the elections over a question regarding protections for Americans with preexisting health conditions. The incident took place at a town hall event hosted by ABC News in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday evening. | Ellesia Blaque, an English professor at Kutztown University,

yenisafak (2020-09-16). US House report blasts Boeing, gov't in 737 MAX crashes. yenisafak.com The US House of Representatives on Wednesday blasted aerospace company Boeing and government regulators over fatal crashes of 737 MAX aircraft that rocked world air travel in early 2019.After 18 months of investigation, a 250-page report from the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure decried "serious flaws and missteps in the design, development, and certification of the aircraft."The 737 MAX aircraft — made at Boeing's factory in the US state of Washington — received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in March 2017.Following earlier mishaps, one of the aircraf…

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Turkish forces nab senior terrorist in east. yenisafak.com A senior terrorist was arrested Wednesday in eastern Turkey, according to the country's Interior Ministry.Gendarmerie and anti-terror teams in eastern Van and southeastern Sirnak provinces conducted a joint operation to nab Ercan Yacan, codenamed Ferman, who was detected to be carrying out activities as the so-called team commander in northern Iraq's Qandil Goshine region last year, the ministry said on Twitter.Yacan was arrested in Van province, it added.The terrorist was active in youth branch of the organization. He received so-called special forces training in 2014, joined the rural branch of the terror group…

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Turkey repels attack on observation post in Syria. yenisafak.com Turkish security forces fended off an attack in the Idlib de-escalation zone in northwestern Syria, the country's National Defense Ministry said Wednesday.The ministry said in a statement that groups directed by the Bashar al-Assad regime but disguised as civilians approached several of Turkey's observation posts in the region.One of these groups staged an attack near a Turkish observation post and was then dispersed, it added.No damage to the observation post was reported, it said.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia.The area has been the subject of multiple…

yenisafak (2020-09-16). France: Education minister upbeat on schools amid virus. yenisafak.com The state of education in France is moving forward, with only a fraction of 1% of France's 60,000 schools presently closed, said the country's education minister on Wednesday. | "The situation we have to face is the best possible given the health crisis," Jean-Michel Blanquer told LCI Radio."We have about 1,200 new cases of COVID-19 among students compared to the previous week," he said, adding, "As I speak to you, there are 81 schools or establishments that are closed, so there are a little over 2,100 classes that are closed. It's still a good start to the school year." | Blanquer said in general classes close i…

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Palestinian inmate contracts COVID-19 in Israeli prison. yenisafak.com Another Palestinian detainee has been infected with coronavirus in an Israeli prison, raising the total count to 31, according to a Palestinian commission on Wednesday. In a statement, the Commission of Detainees and Ex-detainees Affairs said Eyad Abu Hashhash, who is held at the prison of Ashkelon, tested positive for COVID-19.The prisoner was transferred to Remon prison in southern Israel for isolation, it said.Around 4,500 Palestinians, including 41 women and 140 minors, are currently held in Israeli prisons, according to Palestinian figures.

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Turkish, Uzbek parliament heads discuss COVID-19 impact. yenisafak.com The Turkish parliament speaker and his Uzbek counterpart on Wednesday discussed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic by phone. | According to a statement by the office of the Turkish speaker, Mustafa Sentop and Nurdinjon Ismailov discussed the aftermath of coronavirus outbreak in the two countries. | Sentop said Turkey attaches importance to cooperation between the two countries on international issues. | He noted the "face to face meetings should immediately" start between the two countries, adding he would be pleased to host Ismailov in Turkey. | Thanking Turkey for extending medical help to his country durin…

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Nord Stream 2 should not be linked to Navalny case: Kremlin. yenisafak.com Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany should not be linked to the case of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.German Chancellor Angela Merkel has faced calls to halt the nearly-complete pipeline bringing Russian gas to Germany in response to the poisoning of Navalny in Siberia last month.Moscow says it has yet to see proof he was poisoned with a nerve agent, as Berlin says. Peskov reiterated that Russia was hoping to cooperate with Germany on the case but that its efforts to do so had not met with understanding.

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Top EU official praises Turkish ship returning to port. yenisafak.com The European Commission head on Wednesday praised a Turkish exploratory ship returning to port, saying it would help lower tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. | "De-escalation in the Eastern Mediterranean is in our mutual interest," Ursula von der Leyen said in her annual State of the Union speech to the European Parliament in Brussels, calling the return of the Oruc Reis ship "a positive step in this direction."The ship's return was "necessary to create the much-needed space for dialogue," von der Leyen added, voicing solidarity with Greece and the Greek Cypriot administration of Southern Cyprus and pledging…

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Germany offered to build LNG terminals to avert US pipeline sanctions. yenisafak.com Berlin offered to spend 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to build two liquid natural gas terminals in a bid to dissuade the United States from imposing sanctions over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, due to bring gas directly from Russia to Germany, Die Zeit reported on Wednesday.The weekly paper said Finance Minister Olaf Scholz made the proposal in an Aug. 7 letter before Washington imposed sanctions on companies involved in building the Baltic Sea pipeline, effectively freezing its construction.A spokesman for the German finance ministry said he could not comment on individual reports.The United States and many Europ…