2020-09-17: News Headlines

A. Majumdar (2020-09-17). PDF of September 17 issue. workers.org Download the 12-page PDF. Philly encampment: 'Housing now!' ALSO: COVID: Is it genocide yet? 'Disability Visibility'; TPS workers' Journey for Justice; New poll tax on voting; Climate crisis fires; Editorial 9/11—pretext for war. Labor Defends Black Lives Work stoppage call; Athlete strikes inspire; 'Workers move the world'; Kenosha activist for . . . |

Editor (2020-09-17). Denying Trump's Neo-Fascism Endangers Our Ailing Planet. scheerpost.com Wolfram Burner / CC BY-NC 2.0] By Norman Solomon Spiking temperatures, melting glaciers, rising seas, catastrophic hurricanes and unprecedented wildfires are clear signs of a climate emergency caused by humans. Denying the awful reality makes the situation worse. The same can be said of denial about the current momentum toward fascism under Donald Trump. Trump's right-wing base and leading… |

Liz Kimbrough (2020-09-17). The View from Above: How Do We Know What's Really Burning in the Amazon? globalresearch.ca This year's Amazon fire season is one of the most serious ever, even though it's not attracting near the media attention as last year. More than one thousand major fires have already been

Julia Conley (2020-09-17). 'Ecological Disaster on Massive Scale': Hundreds of Thousands of Dead Migratory Birds in Southwest Linked to Wildfires, Climate Crisis. globalresearch.ca A combination of factors—all related to the climate crisis—is believed to be behind one of the largest mass bird die-off events in recent memory in the Southwest, according to biologists. | Scientists say thousands of dead migratory birds have been found …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-09-17). Housing Activists Make Plans to Fight Looming Mass Evictions. globalresearch.ca A recent moratorium issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided a window of relief to millions facing evictions due to payment arrears on their rents and mortgages. | Perhaps as an election ploy by the current …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-17). Assange's Seventh Day at the Old Bailey: Diligent Redactions and Avoiding Harm. dissidentvoice.org September 16. Central Criminal Court, London. Proceedings today at the Old Bailey regarding Julian Assange's extradition returned to journalistic practice, redaction of source names and that ongoing obsession with alleged harm arising from WikiLeaks releases. John Goetz of Der Spiegel added his bit for the defence, making an effort to set the record straight on …

Abdul Rahman (2020-09-17). WikiLeaks' Guantanamo files exposed inhumane American 'war on terror'. peoplesdispatch.org The documents published by Wikileaks in 2011 revealed how top US officials were directly involved in the torture and illegal detention of many innocents. This explains the US attempt to punish Julian Assange for revealing their failures…

Craig Murray (2020-09-17). Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 10. globalresearch.ca The gloves were off on Tuesday as the US Government explicitly argued that all journalists are liable to prosecution under the Espionage Act (1917) for publishing classified information, citing

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-17). The 'Israeli'-Emirati Alliance: Geopolitical Impact on Africa. globalresearch.ca The misleadingly described "peace" deal between "Israel" and the UAE will enable the self-professed "Jewish State" to use the latter's military and civilian port infrastructure in the Gulf of Aden, thus challenging recent Turkish inroads in this part of the …

Tony Cartalucci (2020-09-17). UN Report on Venezuela "Abuses" Written by Investigators Who Never Visited Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The Western media is touting the results of a so-called "Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela" conducted through the United Nations. | AFP in an

F. William Engdahl (2020-09-17). Twilight in the Desert for Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman? globalresearch.ca It appears as if Saudi de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is on a mission to destroy the world oil giant by one after the other ill-conceived economic decisions. Now, as MBS orders yet new desperation cuts in …

Chris Jones (2020-09-17). Hope and Fear: Refugees on Greece's Samos Island, September 2020. globalresearch.ca Roger came by the house yesterday evening. In his early 20s Roger is from Gaza. He's full of energy and ideas and has been like this since he arrived in Samos over a year ago. His days are full of …

Prof. Juan Cole (2020-09-17). Arctic Heat Wave: Block of Ice Twice as Big as Manhattan Breaks Off Greenland's Largest Ice Shelf, Goes into Ocean. globalresearch.ca A Danish scientists are speaking ominously of …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-09-17). US Strategist and Senior Adviser to Trump Elected President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). globalresearch.ca The appointment of Mauricio Claver Carone (an American citizen) as president of the Inter-American Development Bank is generating many controversies across Latin America. For the first time in its more than 60 years of existence, the IDB will be chaired …

Medea Benjamin (2020-09-17). Gorgon Stare: A "persistent eye in the sky" may be coming to a City near you. mronline.org The military and the drone manufacturers, principally General Atomics, are arguing that the technology has advanced far enough that flying 79-ft. wingspan, six-ton drones over populated areas and alongside commercial air traffic is safe.

Medea Benjamin, Barry Summers (2020-09-17). A "Persistent Eye in the Sky" Coming to a City Near You? counterpunch.org "Gorgon Stare will be looking at a whole city, so there will be no way for the adversary to know what we're looking at, and we can see everything." That same persistent eye in the sky may soon be deployed over U.S. cities. At the time he made that comment about surveillance drones over Afghanistan,

RT (2020-09-17). Princeton president's letter decrying 'racism' of institution BACKFIRES as Dept of Education announces investigation of university. rt.com The Department of Education has announced it will investigate Princeton University after President Christopher Eisgruber wrote a letter decrying his school's "racism" and the US's "anti-blackness." | A formal records request has been sent to the university to make sure they are not using racist practices and violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which says that no person "on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." | If found…

_____ (2020-09-17). Assange Court Report September 16: Afternoon. popularresistance.org A famous Vietnam era whistleblower, 89-year-old Daniel Ellsberg, has told a court that he feels "a great identification," with both Julian Assange and his source Chelsea Manning, who, he said, "were willing to suffer the risk of imprisonment or even death to get information to the American public." | Ellsberg, a former US Marine officer who served with the US State Department in Vietnam during the war years, is best known for leaking a huge tranche of US government documents on the war to the New York Times in 1970, documents that showed that the government had been lying to the American people about the conflict…

_____ (2020-09-17). Good Ellsberg, Bad Assange. popularresistance.org Opponents of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange often hold up Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg as an example of someone who was responsible for a good leak. They insist WikiLeaks is not like the Pentagon Papers because supposedly Assange was reckless with sensitive documents. | On the seventh day of an extradition trial against Assange, Ellsberg dismantled this false narrative and outlined for a British magistrate court why Assange would not receive a fair trial in the United States. | Assange is accused of 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act and one count of conspiracy to commit a computer crime…

_____ (2020-09-17). New Simón Bolívar Institute For Peace And Solidarity Among Peoples. popularresistance.org The founding of the Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among Peoples on September 6, 2020 marks a new political milestone. In the most difficult of circumstances, having to cope with not only the U.S. and Canadian sanctions but the pandemic as well, the Bolivarian Revolution has made this effort for the benefit of all who believe in its liberatory ideals across the planet. The goal of the Institute is to coordinate global solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan people, and the solidarity of the South American nation toward struggles for social and economic justice of peoples thr…

_____ (2020-09-17). Tribute To Kevin Zeese: Life And Loss In The Struggle For Liberation. popularresistance.org The pain of loss is immeasurable yet comrades across the globe have come to view it as an inevitable aspect of the fight for liberation. For the revolutionary, death is neither a secret nor a prophecy. The loss of life is as common as life itself for the oppressed and those who fight on the side of the oppressed. I didn't know Kevin Zeese as well as I would have liked beyond a podcast interview and the honor of sharing a room with him at anti-war conferences. However, what I do know is that his legacy is, and will continue to be, a profound contribution to the world we are trying to build.

Abrahm Lustgarten (2020-09-17). Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration. zcomm.org Wildfires rage in the West. Hurricanes batter the East. Droughts and floods wreak damage throughout the nation. Life has become increasingly untenable in the hardest-hit areas, but if the people there move, where will everyone go?>

Manuella Libardi (2020-09-17). Amazon heroes who don't give up. zcomm.org The Guardians of the Forest, a group of indigenous Guajajara in the Brazilian state of Maranhà£o, struggle to defend their land from invaders and to guarantee their survival in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic…

David Giesen (2020-09-17). Saturday 9/19: Fundamental change of heart about eviction. indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/92443585281?pwd=R0VWSXo4R3NMc1… | Meeting ID: 924 4358 5281 | Passcode: Wc7Sg9…

Staff (2020-09-17). Daniel Ellsberg Warns U.S. Press Freedom Under Attack in WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Extradition Case. democracynow.org Legendary Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says Julian Assange's extradition hearing in London could have far-reaching consequences for press freedoms. The WikiLeaks founder faces an ever-evolving array of espionage and hacking charges related to the release of diplomatic cables that revealed war crimes committed by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Assange faces almost certain conviction, if extradited, and 175 years in prison. "The American press has remained in kind of a state of denial for 40 years, really, since my case, that the Espionage Act has wording in it that could be aimed directly at…

Staff (2020-09-17). After Fire Destroys Moria Refugee Camp in Greece, Demands Grow for Relocation, Not Another Camp. democracynow.org We get an update on the massive fire at the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece, which has left 13,000 refugees and migrants from Afghanistan, African countries and Syria without access to shelter, food or sanitation. The fire has raised concerns about a coronavirus outbreak and comes as migrants protest their living conditions during the pandemic. Some of the asylum seekers — many of them women and children — are demanding they be allowed to leave the island of Lesbos, but the Greek government is refusing to relocate most people displaced by the fire to the mainland. "The calculation of the Greek go…

Staff (2020-09-17). A Crisis Made in America: Yemen on Brink of Famine After U.S. Cuts Aid While Fueling War. democracynow.org The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is deepening amid the pandemic and cuts to international aid from the United States and its allies, leaving millions of Yemenis facing famine after years of a brutal U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing campaign that has devastated the country. CNN's senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir says what is happening in Yemen is not a natural disaster but a "man-made catastrophe" directly tied to U.S. policies. Elbagir says, "Not only is the U.S. profiting from the war by selling weapons to the UAE and Saudi Arabia," but it is also ignoring the impact on civilians. We also feature he…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-17). News Media Who Ignore The Assange Trial Are Admitting They Don't Care About Journalism. thealtworld.com The Sydney Morning Herald just published an article titled " It's actually a rather shocking smear piece for the SMH, who has been one of the better Australian publications at giving Assange a fair hearing over the years. The article's author Latika Bourke spends an inordinate amount of time waxing on about Assange's naughty "outburst" and how he was…

pip.hinman (2020-09-17). Julian Assange's treatment amounts to torture — it must end. greenleft.org.au

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-09-17). No 'peace' without the Palestinians. thealtworld.com White House theatrics, Trump's delusions and Gulf regime collusion cannot 'end' the Arab-Israeli conflict | The missiles fired at Israeli settlements from the Gaza Strip while the UAE and Bahraini foreign ministers were signing 'peace treaties' with Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House were an affirmation: these agreements are worthless, and the only people capable of ending the Arab-Israeli conflict, by peace or by war, are the people of Palestine — with the backing of their Arab and Muslim brothers and sisters and supporters of justice worldwide. | President Donald Trump, who oversaw the theatrics in the…

_____ (2020-09-17). Nurse Alleges Forced Sterilizations, Medical Malpractice At Immigrant Detention Center. popularresistance.org A whistleblower complaint filed on behalf of a nurse who worked at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in southern Georgia until July alleges that a number of immigrant women detained there were subjected to sterilization through hysterectomies without their consent. | In the complaint, filed by the legal advocacy group Project South, the former nurse describes conditions at the center as akin to an "experimental concentration camp." | The complaint also details the refusal of the center's administrators to carry out COVID-19 testing or implement protective measures, putting detainees an…

Dominick Dellasala (2020-09-17). Logging Will Do Nothing to Help Us Out of This Mess. counterpunch.org As I write this, my hometown of Talent, Oregon is a disaster area, and I am in tears over the destruction of my neighborhood. Lives have been forever changed by this tragedy that could have been avoided with better planning. Our elected officials have neglected to take action on community safety, focusing mostly on backcountry

Thomas Knapp (2020-09-17). I Watched "Cuties" So You Wouldn't Have to (But You Should). counterpunch.org A brigade of pearl-clutching, virtue-signaling, cancel-culture keyboard warriors wants you to know that Cuties (Mignonnes — it's actually a French film) is a bad, bad movie that no one should watch and that Netflix should immediately remove from its lineup.

MEE staff (2020-09-17). US considering 'appointing' Mohammed Dahlan as next Palestinian president: Friedman. middleeasteye.net US considering 'appointing' Mohammed Dahlan as next Palestinian president: Friedman | US ambassador to Israel also says freeze on West Bank annexation is temporary and Arab-Israeli conflict will be over within a year | Thu, 09/17/2020 – 10: 55 | David Friedman predicted that the normalisation deals marked the beginning of the end of the Arab-Israeli-conflict (AFP) | The United States is considering supporting…

Eds. (2020-09-17). The strategic aspects of the Great AgroVenezuela Mission. mronline.org The Great AgroVenezuela Mission was born on January 25, 2011 under the leadership of President Hugo Chávez, and was launched from the Agricultural Social Property Unit "La Productora" in the municipality of Ospino in the state of Portuguesa, with the aim of promoting food security and sovereignty in the country.

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-17). Senate Democrats want $350 billion to prepare for war with China. liberationnews.org Democrats in the Senate announced September 17 a massive spending bill aimed at stepping up U.S. hostility towards China to the tune of $350 billion. Introduced by leading imperialist war hawks Chuck Schumer and Bob Menendez, the legislation is intended to shore up U.S. dominance in strategic sectors of the world economy through huge government …

Staff (2020-09-17). How the pandemic undermines low income workers. therealnews.com Corporations are using COVID-19 as an excuse to treat low-wage workers as disposable…

Miko Peled (2020-09-17). Why Arab Leaders Are Suddenly Groveling at the Chance to Normalize Ties with Israel. mintpressnews.com Arab leaders understand that relations with Israel provide access to US Empire and all that comes with it, including much desired US-made weapons and other perks such as security and economic cooperation.

Kenneth Surin (2020-09-17). Could the Days of the Conventional Office Be Over? counterpunch.org The COVID-19 lockdown left many people the world over with no alternative but to work away from their offices, generating a rapid growth in working from home (WFH) as a result. This has produced radical, and some say irreversible, changes to work practices and their attendant locations, as well as the hitherto characteristic ways people had of travelling to work.

Raul Diego (2020-09-17). A DARPA-Funded Implantable Biochip to Detect COVID-19 Could Hit Markets by 2021. mintpressnews.com An experimental new vaccine developed jointly with the US government claims to be able to change human DNA and could be deployed as early as next year through a DARPA-funded, injectable biochip.

Staff (2020-09-17). Medical abuse allegations at ICE facility add to US history of forced sterilization. therealnews.com The imminent deportation of Pauline Binam, who alleges she was involuntarily sterilized in custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year, was halted on Wednesday.

MEE and agencies (2020-09-17). Head of Libya's Tripoli government announces he wants to resign. middleeasteye.net Head of Libya's Tripoli government announces he wants to resign | Fayez al-Sarraj says he wants to quit by the end of October, citing progress by UN in a political solution to Libya's conflict | Thu, 09/17/2020 – 08: 22 | Despite Sarraj's defence of Tripoli, his government has since descended into political infighting (Reuters) | Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-S…

Subodh Varma (2020-09-17). Six months of pandemic: Why India lost the battle. peoplesdispatch.org A brief timeline of the Narendra Modi Government's action (and inaction) in India from the time World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 a 'pandemic' on March 11…

Shakeer Rahman — Brendan McQuade (2020-09-17). Police Bureaucracy and Abolition: Why Reforms Driven by Professionals will Renew State Oppression. counterpunch.org The demands are clear: defund and abolish police. As those calls grow, so will efforts by reformers to propose new rules and regulations that they say will "improve" and restore "legitimacy" to policing. These bureaucratic reforms reflect the failed thinking that built up the carceral state, and they will make policing harder to dismantle.

Amanda Yee (2020-09-17). Brooklyn supply drive honors legacy of community activists Donna & Nicholas Heyward, Sr. liberationnews.org Nicholas Heyward, Sr. became a vocal advocate against police brutality after NYPD officer Brian George shot and killed his 13-year old son, Nicholas Heyward, Jr. in 1994.

Henry Giroux (2020-09-17). Aligning Ignorance With Bigotry: Trump Attempts to Rewrite History. counterpunch.org As the presidential election gets closer, Trump is desperate to reassert his white supremacist and white nationalist views, even though they've never been hidden during his presidency. After all, his white supremacist ideology is the cornerstone of his appeal to the reactionary and bigoted elements of his base.

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-17). Capitalism in free fall: Six straight months of record job losses. liberationnews.org For the 26th week in a row, the Department of Labor released weekly employment statistics showing massive job losses. Slightly over 1.5 million people filed for unemployment benefits over the last week — 860,000 through the traditional program and 659,000 through the newly-created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefit. Unemployment has exploded for six months straight as …

RT (2020-09-17). 'Abject incompetence': NYC mayor postpones school opening at last minute AGAIN, triggering parental rage. rt.com New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has postponed school reopening for most students a second time, just days before kids were set to return. Parents and teachers who already planned their lives around the schedule aren't happy. | Instead of returning to the classroom on Monday, elementary school students will come back on September 29, de Blasio announced in a Thursday press briefing, enraging parents and teachers alike with the eleventh-hour delay. Middle and high school students won't return until October 1 under the new schedule. | It's not the first time de Blasio has pushed school reopening dates forward.

RT (2020-09-17). Gas pipeline explosion creates giant bright ball of flame near roadway in Oklahoma (VIDEOS). rt.com Police and firefighters were deployed to tackle a major fire produced by a gas pipeline blast near the town of Piedmont, Oklahoma. The blaze is so intense that crews are forced to work in shifts to tackle it. | A 12-inch pipeline blew up, leaving a major crater across the roadway, local media reported. | Videos circulating on social media show a bright massive blaze raging alongside a country road. | pic.twitter.com/sptoqOvvyB— Abigail Ogle (@KOCOAbigail) This too.

RT (2020-09-17). Pennsylvania Supreme Court kicks Green Party candidate off state's November ballot. rt.com The Green Party's candidate has been disqualified from the upcoming November elections in Pennsylvania after the state's Supreme Court deemed his paperwork to have been improperly submitted. | Howie Hawkins was disqualified from the ballot on Thursday when the Supreme Court overruled an earlier decision by a lower court. | According to the top court, the Green candidate was booted from the election over improperly delivered paperwork. The minor parties have to collect signatures to nominate their candidate, and while the Green Party delivered signatures by hand by the August 3 deadline, it decided to fax in an…

RT (2020-09-17). Does it feature a Benghazi chapter? Obama's supposed 'honest account' memoir is both hailed & derided online. rt.com 'A Promised Land' will apparently reveal Barack Obama's professional "highs and lows," according to the man himself. Though fans are delighted, some online users doubt the memoir will touch on Obama's many controversies. | "There's no feeling like finishing a book, and I'm proud of this one," Obama

Mike Walter (2020-09-17). The Heat: United Nations turns 75. america.cgtn.com The United Nations turns 75 at a time of significant global challenges – from COVID-19 to the economic crisis and climate change.

The Canary (2020-09-17). Boris Johnson admits his 'world-beating' coronavirus test, track and trace system is not 'ideal'. thecanary.co It's nearly four months since Boris Johnson told MPs that the government's test, track and trace operation for coronavirus (Covid-19) would be "world-beating".But in the … | By | It's nearly four months since Boris Johnson told MPs that the government's test, track and trace operation for coronavirus (Covid-19) would be "world-beating".But in the Commons Liaison Committee on Wednes…

CP Editor (2020-09-17). "The Music Never Stopped" | Grateful Shred. counterpunch.org

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

pip.hinman (2020-09-17). Ombudsman appalled by treatment of Wayne Fella Morrison's family. greenleft.org.au

MEE staff (2020-09-17). Israeli firm provided phone-hacking services to Saudi Arabia: Report. middleeasteye.net Israeli firm provided phone-hacking services to Saudi Arabia: Report | The report by The Marker says that Cellebrite was also active in the kingdom at the time of Jamal Khashoggi's murder in October 2018 | Thu, 09/17/2020 – 11: 02 | Cellebrite says its technology serves 154 countries and that it has been used to make convictions in 5 million cases of serious crime (AFP) | A controversial Israeli security firm…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-09-17). The 'Desaparecidos' of Palestine: Gantz Escalates Israel's War on the Dead. dissidentvoice.org On September 2, the Israeli government approved a proposal that allows the military to indefinitely withhold the bodies of Palestinians who have been killed by the Israeli army. The proposal was made by the country's Defense Minister, Benny Gantz. Gantz is the main political rival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He also serves the role …

Steve Topple (2020-09-17). The latest unemployment figures paint a devastating picture for young people. thecanary.co Parliament has revealed the latest youth unemployment figures. They paint a worrying picture for the future of hundreds of thousands of people. Because the … | By | Parliament has

Norman Solomon (2020-09-17). Trump's Climate Denial Gains Strength If We're in Denial About His Neo-Fascism. zcomm.org "There are an awful lot of reasons why it is so important for Trump to be defeated and removed from the White House, but I continue to believe that the most important one is the climate crisis"

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-17). Activists occupy Elbit Systems factory in UK. peoplesdispatch.org The factory of the Israeli weapon company Elbit Systems in Shenstone, UK, is under occupation by protesters belonging to Palestine Action. They have demanded the shut-down of all sites of Elbit Systems in the UK.

_____ (2020-09-17). Occupation Of UK Factory Involved In Israeli Drone Manufacture. popularresistance.org Direct action protests against Israel's largest weapons company have escalated in the UK, with an occupation of a factory building engines for drones used by Israel's army entering its third day on Wednesday. | Protests were also held outside Elbit System UK's London headquarters and at its landlord's main offices, as new solidarity group Palestine Action escalated its campaign to shut down the company's operation in the UK. | Elbit Systems UK is part of the high-tech weapons group that supplies more than 80 percent of the Israeli army's military drones, including the Hermes 900 and Hermes 450…

Fight Back (2020-09-17). Palestinians slam Arab regimes' 'normalization' with Zionist occupation. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On September 15, the Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine (CJP) held a press conference to reject the charade that was happening the same day in Washington, DC, where the Trump administration was holding a signing ceremony for a 'peace' arrangement between Israel and both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. | CJP represents all of the major Palestinian organizations in Chicago. They spoke against the Arab regimes' 'normalization' with the Zionist Israeli enemy. Solidarity activists with the American Friends Service Committee and the Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy and othe…

Paul Jay (2020-09-17). Who Will Win — a Conscious People or Anti-Democratic Elites? zcomm.org Interview about the state of the peoples' movement…

Peter Koenig (2020-09-17). Covid-19: The Great Reset — Revisited. Scary Threats, Rewards for Obedience… globalresearch.ca The Great Reset book is full with predictions of things that will or may happen, and threats, like the world will never be the same again, and we are just at the beginning of the Reset, worse is to come — or the Great Transformation, as the IMF calls what is coming.

Philip Giraldi (2020-09-17). New Ambassador Attracts the Usual Enemies: Doug Macgregor Feels the Wrath of the Jewish Lobby. thealtworld.com As is all too often the case in the United States, the loudest voices, like ADL, are generally the ones that Congress pays attention to. | There is an old saying that allegedly came out of the French Revolution, that revolution, like the god Saturn, devours its own children. It was reportedly uttered by Georges Danton at the trial that preceded his execution and could be applied equally to the demise of Trotsky after the Russian Revolution. It meant that the leaders that drove the dramatic political developments frequently get a taste of power and become resistant to any further change. They often end up turning…

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-17). Trump Regime Illegally Imposing Snapback Sanctions and Arms Embargo on Iran. globalresearch.ca In defiance of world community sentiment and SC Res. 2231 — that's binding international and US constitutional law — the Trump regime will unilaterally reimpose sanctions on Iran that were lifted when the JCPOA took effect. | According to Trump regime …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-17). Continued German Support for Nord Stream 2 Completion? Towards a Shift in Russia-Germany Relations? globalresearch.ca Construction of Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany is about 94% completed. | The project is all about supplying Germany and other European countries with readily available low-cost Russian natural gas — around 30% cheaper than US liquified natural …

Ricardo Vaz (2020-09-17). Venezuelan Oil Production Continues Slump as Iran Steps Up Cooperation. venezuelanalysis.com A recent Iranian condensate shipment will boost oil blending operations.

Whitney Webb (2020-09-17). New Pentagon-Google Partnership Suggests AI Will Soon Be Used to Diagnose Covid-19. thealtworld.com Google recently teamed up with the Pentagon as part of the new, AI-driven "Predictive Health" program. Though only focused on "predictive cancer diagnoses" for now, Google and the military have apparent plans to expand the AI model for automating and predicting Covid-19 diagnoses. | At the beginning of September, Google Cloud

Michael Jansen (2020-09-17). Cyprus Victim of External Efforts to Drag It into Rival East Mediterranean Orbits of Russia, US. globalresearch.ca Cyprus has become the victim of fresh external push-and-pull efforts with the aim of dragging the island republic, a European Union (EU) member, into one or other of the rival East Mediterranean orbits of Russia and the US. | Cyprus received …

WSWS (2020-09-17). House report on Boeing 737 Max crashes: Corporate criminality, FAA complicity, but no accountability. wsws.org Despite the incriminating evidence, the Democrats propose no actions to hold either Boeing or the FAA accountable for the deaths of 346 men, women and children.

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-09-17). The COVID-19 Vaccine. The Imposition of Compulsory Vaccination with a Biometric Health Passport? globalresearch.ca The COVID-19 vaccine… Is this THE final goal of this crisis, to impose a compulsory vaccination on everyone, with a biometric health passport and without it, the impossibility to move, to buy, to eat? The near future will tell.

WSWS (2020-09-17). No charges in Missouri police murder of 25-year-old Hannah Fizer. wsws.org As another killer cop goes free, protesters against the police killing of Ricardo Munoz in Lancaster, Pennsylvania remain in jail, with bail set at $1 million.

Sandipan Talukdar (2020-09-17). COVID-19: Why do some patients suffer brain damage? peoplesdispatch.org A debate continues to rage about whether the brain damage due to COVID-19 in some patients is because of the attack of the virus, or due to an immune response…

WSWS (2020-09-17). Trump repeats threats of post-election military repression as Barr calls for charging protesters with "sedition" wsws.org While Trump and his political aides and advisers openly speak of civil war and martial law, the Democrats are largely ignoring and covering up the moves toward dictatorial forms of rule.

Docs4opendebate (2020-09-17). A Huge Number of Medical Doctors Ask for a Reassessment of the Corona Measures. globalresearch.ca Globally, we are seeing a massive campaign of disinformation on the main stream media that sets aside all the principles of a democratic state governed by the rule of law. | While a great number of colleagues doctors present with different …

Rick Sterling (2020-09-17). How USA and Turkey Plunder and Loot Syria with Impunity. dissidentvoice.org While President Trump lashes out at rioting and looting in Portland and Kenosha, half way around the world, the USA and Turkey are plundering and looting Syria on a vastly greater scale with impunity and little publicity. Turkey Loots Syria, then Disrupts Safe Water Supply Turkey has been plundering the Syrian infrastructure for years. …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-17). Libya's Government of National Accord to step down as peace negotiations likely to conclude soon. peoplesdispatch.org GNA prime minister Fayez Al-Sarraj said in a televised speech on September 16 that the UN-sponsored peace negotiations have succeeded in the rival sides entering a 'new preparatory phase'

Marwa Osman (2020-09-17). Yankees Going Home—MES EP.72. thealtworld.com The top U.S. general in the Middle East Frank McKenzie confirmed plans for partial troop drawdowns in both Iraq and Afghanistan before the Nov. 3 election, as President Donald Trump seeks to fulfill a campaign promise to end what he calls "America's endless wars". The U.S. plans to cut the troop presence in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 by the end of September. To discuss this issue with us from London is Patrick Henningsen founder of the 21st century wire news website. | The announcement that Bahrain would establish full diplomatic relations with Israel leaves open the possibility that more Arab states will follow. B…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-17). Alleged custodial killing triggers protests in northern Kashmir. peoplesdispatch.org The family of 23-year-old Irfan Ahmad Dar said he was killed in cold blood while in police custody even as the police claim he escaped. The alleged custodial killing triggered protests in northern Kashmir…

Eric Zuesse (2020-09-17). How U.S. Response to COVID-19 Could Precipitate Second Great Depression. Massive Unemployment. globalresearch.ca On

Stansfield Smith (2020-09-17). Why the US Can Keep Increasing its Debt and not Suffer Inflation (Part 2). dissidentvoice.org The US Still Dominates the World Economy The US ruling class has dominated the planet since the end of World War II. Key elements of this control include its military superiority in nuclear and conventional weapons, and the stationing of over 900 military bases around the world. In addition, the US presides over the United …

Antonietta Gatti (2020-09-17). Spontaneous Initiative that Unites Scientists, Doctors, Lawyers and Free Citizens from All over the World. globalresearch.ca The independent studies of various scientists have highlighted several issues on the virus. Many inconsistencies have emerged from many points of view which are summarized in these two letters. The reflections start from two complementary approaches and ask for explanations …

Brian Shilhavy (2020-09-17). "Mass Sterilization": Kenyan Doctors Find Anti-fertility Agent in UN Tetanus Vaccine? globalresearch.ca Global Research Editor's Note | In October 2014, the conference of Catholic bishops in Kenya released a The issue was subsequently addressed by Kenya's Catholic Doctors Association. …

William Bowles (2020-09-17). Why Has the World Been Shut Down? What is the "New Normal"? Clampdown on Civil Liberties in the Name of "Fighting the Virus? globalresearch.ca [T]he great majority of people will not die from this [virus] and I'll just repeat something I said right at the beginning because I think it's worth reinforcing: | Most people, a significant proportion of people, will not get this virus …

news.un (2020-09-17). Protect health workers to save patients, WHO reiterates on World Patient Safety Day. news.un.org COVID-19 has reminded the world of the vital role health workers play in relieving suffering and saving lives, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said, underlining the need to ensure their safety and protection.

Docs4opendebate (2020-09-17). Open Letter from Medical Doctors and Health Professionals to All Belgian Authorities and All Belgian Media. globalresearch.ca We, Belgian doctors and health professionals, wish to express our serious concern about the evolution of the situation in the recent months surrounding the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We call on politicians to be independently and critically informed in …

news.un (2020-09-17). COVID pushes millions more children deeper into poverty, finds new study. news.un.org The coronavirus pandemic has pushed an additional 150 million children into multidimensional poverty — deprived of education, health, housing, nutrition, sanitation or water — a new UN study has found.

_____ (2020-09-17). Protests And Rockets As Gulf States Sign Deals With Israel. popularresistance.org At a White House ceremony on Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain officially established diplomatic relations with Israel. | The signing of the US-brokered Abraham Accords formalizes decades of clandestine relations between Israel and the two Gulf states. | US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Emirati foreign minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his Bahraini counterpart Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani all spoke before the signing. | Al Nahyan and Alzayani also signed separate treaties with Trump and Netanyahu.

_____ (2020-09-17). Trump's Caudillismo Support Among Wealthy Latin American Expatriates. strategic-culture.org The U.S. political class of pundits, pollsters, columnists, and endless cable news blathering talking heads are currently putting forth the notion that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is having a problem with support from the Hispanic community. This argument is based on a disingenuously false premise that the Hispanic community is a political monolith that is gravitating, as it has in recent years, to Republican candidates. To be sure, there is a conservative base to the Hispanic vote among the mostly white European exiles in South Florida, who came to the United States to flee, along with their offs…

_____ (2020-09-17). The Economy Of Sharing Is Alive during Nicaragua's Independence Celebration. popularresistance.org This week is very important in Central America, especially in Nicaragua. On September 15, the region celebrates the signing of its declaration of Independence from Spain in 1821. On September 14, another historic milestone is celebrated: The defeat of US filibuster William Walker and his troops by Nicaraguan forces in 1856. Walker had repealed laws prohibiting slavery in an attempt to get the support of US southern states. US President Franklin Pierce recognized Walker's as the legitimate government of Nicaragua an endeavor to bring Nicaragua under US control that failed over and over again with the Nicaraguan pe…

_____ (2020-09-17). Study: As Many As 59 Million Displaced by America's War on Terror. strategic-culture.org The report caused the establishment to throw a tantrum 'symptomatic of the reflexive defensiveness' of the blob. | Barbara BOLAND | In the nineteen years since 9/11, the U.S. has waged ceaseless wars in dozens of countries around the world. A new study

_____ (2020-09-17). Less Than Two Minutes to Midnight — and Getting Closer. strategic-culture.org On January 23 this year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set their famous "Doomsday Clock" at 100 seconds to midnight — midnight signifying the outbreak of thermonuclear world war. In the 73 years since the famed and fearful symbol was first created in 1947, this setting was — and remains — the closest to Armageddon this supreme symbol of warning to the world has ever been set. | Yet were the Doomsday Clock to be reset today, eight months after that last announcement, the time gap to midnight would have to be further reduced, perhaps to a little more than one minute, but not by much [mdash…

Indigo Olivier (2020-09-17). Meet the Students Trying to Organize the First Campus-Wide Undergraduate Union. zcomm.org Inside the groundbreaking student organizing drive at Kenyon College…

Alice Speri (2020-09-17). A Progressive Prosecutor Faces Off With Portland's Aggressive Police. zcomm.org Portland's new district attorney said he wouldn't prosecute most protesters. Police kept arresting them anyway.

Joe Guinan (2020-09-17). In and against, and outside, the party. zcomm.org Following major defeats, the left on both sides of the Atlantic must urgently get stuck into community organising, movement building and political education…

Dean Baker (2020-09-17). Is Repealing Section 230 the Way to Fix Facebook? zcomm.org We should never be in the position of having to rely on the goodwill of a billionaire to allow democracy to work…

Ari Berman (2020-09-17). "Mass Voter Disenfranchisement" zcomm.org GOP Ramps Up Assault on Voting Rights Across U.S. Ahead of Election…

Families Belong Together (2020-09-17). Wednesday 9/16: Emergency Action: Forced Sterilizations in ICE Detention Centers (urgent webinar). indybay.org Online via zoom…

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-09-17). Thursday 9/17: Saving Life On Earth: A Discussion on Environmental Success Stories & Strategies. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Green Change (2020-09-17). Monday 9/28: Election 2020 Meetup: Electing Pro-Environment Leaders, Voting During COVID, #GOTV. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Aging Services Collaborative (2020-09-17). Saturday 9/19: Caregivers Count 10th Annual Conference – Virtual Event (4 Part Series). indybay.org Zoom…

UUSF Forum Committee (2020-09-17). Saturday 9/26: Acting Decisively in Uncertain Times. indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/2200241232?pwd=aCt1dWI0OGxUdUx…

Friends of Gualala River (2020-09-17). 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.

ACLU Northern California (2020-09-17). Thursday 9/24: Virtual Speak Out: Tell UC Health System to Protect LGBTQ+ and Reproductive Healthcare. indybay.org Online…

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2020-09-17). Monday 9/21: March Against Death, Lies, and Fascism, and for Humanity! indybay.org Rally 24th and Mission, San Francisco | March, with bodybags, to the Federal Building on 7th Street…

Demand Justice (2020-09-17). Monday 9/21: #SheWillRise Virtual Campaign Kickoff for a First Black Womxn Justice on SCOTUS. indybay.org Online…

XR Oakland (2020-09-17). Monday 9/21: We Want to Live — San Francisco. indybay.org Folsom Avenue and Beale Street, San Francisco…

Build Back Better (2020-09-17). Build Back Better with Reform, Justice, Equality, Democracy, Truth… indybay.org Want reform, equality, justice, liberty? Want Black Lives to Matter?Learn about how you can help Biden and Harris Build Back Better.

Repost (2020-09-17). More Anti-Democratic Nonsense By KPFA LSB Board Majority & KPFA LSB Secretary Carol Wolfle. indybay.org The KPFA LSB board majority and their LSB secretary Carol Wolfley are working to prevent democratic participation in the LSB meetings. Their corporatist operation of the station local board is connected to their failure to do any evaluations of the manager Quincy McCoy or Program Director They have been rubber stamps to the unilateral of programs at KPFA and support by the station management.

Build Back Better (2020-09-17). Build Back Better with Reform, Justice, Equality, Democracy, Rights… indybay.org Want reform, equality, justice, liberty? Want Black Lives to Matter? Learn about how you can help Biden and Harris Build Back Better.

Oakland Privacy (2020-09-17). Wednesday 10/14: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to obtain Zoom meeting access info.

Build Back Better (2020-09-17). Saturday 9/19: Build Back Better with Justice, Equality, Reform, Democracy, Truth… indybay.org San Mateo Community College, Upper Hillside Parking Lot…

SDESPL (2020-09-17). Wednesday 9/23: Your Vote Matters! Voter Information Webinar by San Francisco Department of Elections. indybay.org Online…

Labor Video Project (2020-09-17). Profit Over Lives At JBS: Covid, OSHA and Life & Death With UFCW 7 President Kim Cordova. indybay.org Kim Cordova, president of UFCW 7 talks about the deaths of eight JBS meat plant workers in Greeley, Colorado from Covid-19. She discusses the failure of OSHA to protect the workers and why her union, the workers and community are protesting at the Denver OSHA office.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-17). Investment in high-polluting firms is key to achieving 2050 emissions targets. imperial.ac.uk Investment in companies which do not fit existing "green" definitions is needed for a greener global economy according to new report released today.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-17). US COVID-19 transmission driven by ages 20-49, research finds. imperial.ac.uk Resurging COVID-19 transmission in the US is being driven by ages 20-49 and targeted measures are needed to control the epidemic as schools re-open.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-17). Size determines how nanoparticles affect biological membranes. imperial.ac.uk Imperial researchers have tested whether gold nanoparticles could be toxic to cells, finding how they affect lipid membranes depends on their size.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-17). Physiotherapy 'gaming' platform could help patient recovery. imperial.ac.uk An Imperial medical student has created a new platform that gamifies physiotherapy and helps patients to recover.

The Canary (2020-09-17). Tory MP must apologise after lobbying for a company that gave him £10k. thecanary.co The report by the parliamentary commissioner for standards also criticised David Morris's conduct during the inquiry. | By | Tory MP David Morris has been ordered to apologise to the Commons after he breached parliamentary rules on paid advocacy. | Last year Morris asked a question and sent a follow-up email to the business secretary relating to a firm which had given him a £10,000 donation the previous month. | The Committee on Standards ruled that Morris had breached the code of conduct for MPs on two occasions. | Falling short of r…

Nauman Sadiq (2020-09-17). Sign of Things to Come: Biden Patronizes Britain over Brexit. globalresearch.ca Besides former President Obama's supposed "goodwill," Joe Biden has nothing to show for his performance as former vice president, except for frequent gaffes and fake dentures. He is the weakest Democratic presidential candidate in decades and doesn't stand a chance …

Paul Cullen (2020-09-17). Ireland: 'Draconian' Restrictions Around COVID-19 Condemned by Health Service Executive Doctor. globalresearch.ca Covid-19 is "much less severe" than the average annual flu and current "draconian" restrictions are no longer justified, according to a senior People at low risk from the virus should be exposed to it so they …

yenisafak (2020-09-17). Romania receives Patriot missiles from US to boost defences. yenisafak.com The Romanian army received its first shipment of U.S. Raytheon Patriot surface-to-air missiles on Thursday, part of an effort to bolster its defences that has annoyed Russia."Romania has just become a safer nation by hosting these Patriot missiles on its territory. Romanian citizens are now better protected," Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said at the receiving ceremony at a firing range on the Black Sea shore.The missiles will form part of an integrated air defence system comprising newly acquired F-16 fighter jets as Romania brings its obsolete military equipment up to NATO standards and phases out outdated commu…

yenisafak (2020-09-17). Africa sees 82% COVID-19 recovery rate for 3rd week. yenisafak.com For the third week in a row, Africa has registered an 82% recovery rate among coronavirus patients, the head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday."We are excited about that," John Nkengasong said at a weekly briefing, adding that the overall infection rate across the continent has gone down by 6.9%.However, two regions, Central Africa and North Africa, saw spikes of 49% and 7.7%, respectively, over the past week.According to Africa CDC's latest figures, more than 1.12 million (1,127,034) patients have recovered across the continent.The overall case count is above 1.37 mi…

yenisafak (2020-09-17). UK testing problems due to huge spike in demand, says minister. yenisafak.com Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday that a huge spike in demand for coronavirus testing from people who do not have symptoms was creating challenges in the system."Those with symptoms do come forward, but those without symptoms do not, because it's that huge spike in demand that is the challenge," Hancock told parliament on Thursday.

yenisafak (2020-09-17). TikTok won't sell its US operations, says owner. yenisafak.com Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is not selling its US base but is in talks for a possible cooperation in operations, state-run media said on Thursday.In a statement to Global Times newspaper, TikTok owner ByteDance said it is in talks with US software giant Oracle, which beat Microsoft in a bidding war to buy the popular app, but any agreement would require an approval of relevant authorities in both Beijing and Washington."Plans under discussion don't involve sales of its business or technology, and a final deal hasn't been signed yet," the company said.US national security officials fear the firm could provide…

yenisafak (2020-09-17). Turkey fights for justice as region demands it, says Erdogan. yenisafak.com Critics of Turkish foreign policy should stop accusing Ankara and instead oppose the conditions in the region that make it necessary for Turkey to champion peace and justice, said the nation's president on Thursday."They say, 'Why is Turkey involved in Syria, Libya, the Eastern Mediterranean, Africa, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and Central Asia?" Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a group of ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's provincial heads at party headquarters in the capital Ankara.But, he added, "If Turkey retreats, will Syria enjoy peace and freedom?…"If Turkey turns its back to what is happening in Libya,…

yenisafak (2020-09-17). WHO says more than 170 countries have joined COVAX vaccine facility. yenisafak.com "More than 170 countries have joined the COVAX facility, gaining guaranteed access to the world's largest portfolio of vaccine candidates," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in pre-recorded comments in a webinar ahead of Friday's deadline to join the facility.

yenisafak (2020-09-17). Stage is set for stronger Turkey-Bangladesh ties: Top diplomat. yenisafak.com The current level of bilateral relations between Ankara and Dhaka is ready for takeoff, said Bangladesh's top diplomat on a visit to Turkey, stressing that a slight push by the two governments is needed to get things going.In an inclusive interview with Anadolu Agency in Ankara during his four-day visit to Turkey, Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said the economy and trade will be the key focus of bilateral relations.He also talked about the Rohingya refugee crisis, Dhaka's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and plan to revive the economy.On the normalization agreements with Israel and Arab states, Mo…

yenisafak (2020-09-17). France, Lebanon at stalemate over proposed deadline. yenisafak.com French President Emmanuel Macron expressed disappointment Wednesday over Lebanon's failure to form a new government by mid-September in accordance with a schedule laid out by both countries.The agreement on Sept. 1 came in the wake of a colossal explosion at the main port in the capital Beirut on Aug. 4 after 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate left untended for years ignited in a warehouse there. The chemical compound is often used in making bombs and fertilizer.The explosion, felt for miles, left 190 dead, 6,500 injured — including 19 French citizens — and 300,000 displaced.Macron visited Beirut two days after the…

yenisafak (2020-09-17). Turkey sends tent to North Cyprus to help fight virus. yenisafak.com The Turkish Red Crescent sent its inflatable air tent to a hospital in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Thursday.The tent, which the Guzelyurt Cengiz Topel Hospital urgently needed due to the novel coronavirus, was set up in cooperation with the Turkish Red Crescent and the Turkish Red Crescent of Northern Cyprus.Thanks to the 56-square meter (602.7-square feet) tent, locals coming for polyclinic services will be prevented from contacting COVID-19 patients and hospital doctors as well as managers will be able to work more efficiently in the fight against the virus.As of Wednesday, TRNC reported f…

yenisafak (2020-09-17). Sony says PlayStation 5 launches Nov. 12. yenisafak.com The PlayStation 5 home video game console is set to be released on Nov. 12, Sony has announced. | It will first be available in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. Sales in the UK and elsewhere will begin on Nov. 19. | The PS5 Digital Edition – which does not have a disc drive – will cost $399.99 while the "regular" version with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive will be available for $499.99. | Pre-orders have begun at select retailers.Sony's first console was released as the PlayStation in Japan in December 1994, and has since sold millions of units worldwide. Its top competitors…

Alan Jones (2020-09-17). Video: "Australians Must Know the Truth — This Virus Is Not a Pandemic"': Alan Jones. globalresearch.ca Sky News host Alan Jones says he has warned time and time again the political leaders who are the architects of this coronavirus response will not be able to escape the criticism that is now finding its way into the …

Elizabeth Woodworth (2020-09-17). The Battle for Pandemic Sanity: Hydroxychloroquine Efficacy vs. Its Suppression. globalresearch.ca Covid-19 cases are on the rise again in the U.S. | Why are Dr. Anthony Fauci's NIAID, the FDA, and the CDC so blind to the real-world success of HCQ+azithromycin? | If this combination is the simple, cheap, safe way to prevent …

Global Research News (2020-09-17). Selected Articles: Medical Doctors and Health Professionals: The Truth About COVID-19. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Steve Topple (2020-09-17). A 'greedy' landlord threatens bailiffs on student for property left empty due to pandemic. thecanary.co A student had to move back to her parents because of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. But her "greedy" student accommodation landlord still forced her … | By | A student had to move back to her parents because of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. But her "greedy" student accommodation landlord still forced her to pay over £2,000 for a place she wasn't living in. Her s…

Cheryl Harris (2020-09-17). What Is Critical Race Theory and Why Is Trump Afraid of It? thenation.com What Is Critical Race Theory and Why Is Trump Afraid of It?

Andrew J. Bacevich (2020-09-17). The Military's Role in a Contested Election. thenation.com The Military's Role in a Contested Election…

Mimi Abramovitz, Deepak Bhargava, Tammy Thomas Miles (2020-09-17). The US Safety Net Is Degrading by Design. thenation.com Mimi Abramovitz, Deepak Bhargava, Tammy Thomas Miles The US Safety Net Is Degrading by Design…

Han Zhang (2020-09-17). The Political Use and Misuse of 'Mulan'. thenation.com The Political Use and Misuse of 'Mulan'

Asiah Williams (2020-09-17). Of Course Republicans Want to Suppress the Youth Vote. thenation.com Of Course Republicans Want to Suppress the Youth Vote…

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,

Oscar Zambrano (2020-09-16). Smoke and Mirrors in a World of Pain. counterpunch.org The wild fires of Western United States are smoking out a huge portion of the country. And the Covid-19 pandemic, under Trump's criminal abdication of responsibility, has turned our nation's public health into a deadly hall of mirrors where state-level and federal-level policies reflect each other back and forth in an infinite regression of distorted

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 . . . |

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.

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…

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…

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…

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 . . . |

_____ (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.

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,

WSWS (2020-09-16). London bus drivers resolve to fight for Assange's freedom. wsws.org The first action of the newly formed London Bus Drivers Rank-and-File Safety Committee was to pass a resolution calling for the defence of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Alan Macleod (2020-09-16). "A Disgrace": Amnesty International Blocked From Monitoring Trial of Julian Assange. mintpressnews.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."

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…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-16). Assange's Sixth Day at the Old Bailey: US Prison Conditions and Politicised Prosecutions. dissidentvoice.org 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 of process. Before commencing, Judge Vanessa Baraitser was a touch peeved. She noted that one …

_____ (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.

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…

RT (2020-09-16). Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg testifies in Assange's defense, says WikiLeaks exposed 'war crimes' in 'public interest'. rt.com Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg — whose 'Pentagon Papers' leak exposed illegal US bombing during the Vietnam War — said Julian Assange would not see a fair trial if extradited to the US, comparing the publisher's case to his own. | Testifying at Assange's extradition hearing on Wednesday, Ellsberg said the WikiLeaks co-founder would be denied a chance to defend himself if sent to the US for a trial, noting that, like in his own case, Assange would not be permitted to argue his publications were in the 'public interest.' | "I observe the closest of similarities to the position I faced, where the expos…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-09-16). Daniel Ellsberg Tells UK Court That US Seeks Both 'Revenge' Against Julian Assange and to 'Crush' Future Whistleblowers. commondreams.org The Pentagon Papers leaker previously called Assange's prosecution the most "significant attack on freedom of the press" since his 1971 case. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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

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…

_____ (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…

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. thealtworld.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. | MPN— Venezuela's government has announced it has foiled a potential terror attack, arresting a former CIA operative while he was on a stakeout near the country's largest oil refining facility. | Matthew John Heath was arrested with three other Venezuelans outside the Amuay and Cardon refineries in Falcon state in the west of the country, reportedly carrying a submachine gun, a grenade launcher, four blocks of C4 explosives, a satellite ph…

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, …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-09-16). 'Now, Before It Is Too Late': Parents and Teachers Nationwide Call on Congress to Urgently Provide $250 Billion to Save Generation of Students. commondreams.org "In a world turned upside down by a global pandemic, these backbone institutions need ample financial resources and support to continue serving this generation, the next generation, and their families in ways that keep everyone safe." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-16). The US-Brokered Mideast 'Peace' Deals Aren't Really What They Seem. thealtworld.com 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 with, but presenting these accords as a "breakthrough for peace" is meant to pressure those remaining countries that refuse to recognize the self-professed "Jewish State" by portraying them as "obstacles to peace" so that they too consider abandoning their principled support for Palestine in exchange for positive media coverage and other perks such as economic support. | There's No "Peace…

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 …

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.

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). 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…

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."

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.

MEE and agencies (2020-09-16). Hamas warns Israel of escalation following air strikes on Gaza. middleeasteye.net Hamas warns Israel of escalation following air strikes on Gaza | Tensions coincide with Israel's signing of normalisation deals with the UAE and Bahrain in Washington | Wed, 09/16/2020 – 08: 19 | Israeli air strikes against Gaza took place in the early hours of Wednesday after rocket fire from Gaza (AFP) | Hamas warned Israel it would face a military escalation on Wednesday after its warpl…

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…

Sheren Khalel (2020-09-16). State Department defends firing of watchdog who probed Saudi arms sales. middleeasteye.net State Department defends firing of watchdog who probed Saudi arms sales | After months of delays, three senior State Department officials appear before House Foreign Affairs Committee for questioning over firing of Inspector General Steve Linick | Wed, 09/16/2020 – 21: 24 | State Department officials listen during House committee hearing into firing of Inspector General Steven Linick on 16 Septembe…

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.

news.un (2020-09-16). Syria COVID spread may be much higher than figures suggest, Lowcock tells Security Council. news.un.org Reports from inside Syria are pointing to a much broader spread of COVID-19 than the number of confirmed cases — currently 3,618 — suggests, the UN's top humanitarian official says.

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…

Lawrence Reichard (2020-09-16). Troubled Times at The Intercept. counterpunch.org On September 13, the New York Times ran a 2,900-word article on the biggest fuck-up in U.S. leftist media in a long time, perhaps ever. The piece covered The Intercept's fantastic and presumably unintentional sloppiness in handling the 2017 Reality Winner leak, the fallout from that sloppiness, and the unfortunate culture at The Intercept that

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.

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.

commondreams (2020-09-16). HHS is Withholding Health and Safety Data on Active Migrant Detention Center. commondreams.org ______________________________…

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…

MEE and agencies (2020-09-16). Saudi Arabia 'holding 16,000 Ethiopian migrants' in single detention centre: Report. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia 'holding 16,000 Ethiopian migrants' in single detention centre: Report | Ethiopia's consul general in Jeddah says migrants are being held in all city's jails, with one facility holding 16,000 people | Wed, 09/16/2020 – 18: 46 | Thousands of Ethiopians made dangerous journey through Yemen into Saudi Arabia to seek employment (AFP/File photo) | Dozens of prisons in Saudi Arabia…

MEE and agencies (2020-09-16). Dubai's DP World and Israeli group to jointly bid for Haifa port privatisation. middleeasteye.net Dubai's DP World and Israeli group to jointly bid for Haifa port privatisation | UAE and Israeli companies sign agreements to potentially open direct shipping line between two countries | Wed, 09/16/2020 – 17: 52 | Haifa Port will need to be upgraded to compete with port being built in area by China's Shanghai International Port Group (AFP/File photo) | Dubai Ports (DP) World announced on…

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 …

Julian Pecquet (2020-09-16). Washington lobbyists continue to cash in on dispute between Qatar and UAE. middleeasteye.net Washington lobbyists continue to cash in on dispute between Qatar and UAE | Gulf states have spent around $100m on lobbying since diplomatic ties crumbled three years ago | Wed, 09/16/2020 – 14: 22 | US President Donald Trump and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, emir of Qatar, talk before a dinner at the Treasury Department in Washington on 8 July 2019 (AFP/File photo) | US Secretary of State Mi…