2020-09-19: Social Media Postees

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[rewind] Filmmakers Behind 'RBG' on Justice Ginsburg's Life and Legacy
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-09-19
[Eds. Note: With the tragic passing of feminist and progressive icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we highlight here a May 2018 conversation between Robert Scheer and the filmmakers of the excellent documentary on her life, "RBG." ] The documentary filmmakers discuss their film " RBG" on the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While Justice Ginsburg did not grant access to… | Source…
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US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-19
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal in the U.S. Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at age 87, the court said. Ginsburg's death gives President Donald Trump a chance to expand its conservative majority with a third appointment at a time of deep divisions in America. The presidential election is just 46 days away, and the inauguration of the next president 124 days away. | Ginsburg, a champion of women's rights, died at her home in Washington of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said in a statement. She was surrounded by her family. | "Our Nation has lost a jurist of histo…
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In Memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020)
Anthony D. Romero | aclu.org | 2020-09-19
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice who first rose to national prominence as an ACLU lawyer fighting for equal rights for women, has died at 87 years old., , She began Harvard Law School as a young mother and one of only nine women in her class, and became the architect of a legal strategy to eradicate gender discrimination in the United States. She modeled her approach after that of Thurgood Marshall on race discrimination, planning for a series of cases at the Supreme Court, each precedent paving the way for the next that would further expand rights and protections. In 1993, she joined the court a…
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Mainstream US reporters silent about being spied on by apparent CIA contractor that targeted Assange
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2020-09-19
Despite being spied on and having their privacy invaded by the UC Global firm that targeted Assange, reporters from major US news outlets have said nothing in protest. Meanwhile, new evidence of that firm's CIA links has emerged. A Spanish security firm apparently contracted by US intelligence to carry out a campaign of black operations …
thegrayzone.com/2020/09/18/mainstream-us…

Extrajudicial Executions Portrayed as "An Instrument of Peace". Trump Wanted to "Take Out" Syria's President Assad
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-19
President Donald Trump wants to take out president Bashar Al Assad. Controversy over his statements. | "I would've rather taken him out. I had him all set"… Mattis didn't want to do it" | . | Déjà Vu: The history of extrajudicial assassinations…
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What is Covid-19, SARS-2. How is it Tested? How is It Measured? The Fear Campaign Has No Scientific Basis
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-19
The data and concepts have been manipulated with a view to sustaining the fear campaign. | The estimates are meaningless. The figures have been hyped to justify the lockdown and the closure of the national economy, with devastating economic and social …
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Uncertain future for migrant workers, in a post-pandemic world
news.un.org | 2020-09-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has largely put a freeze on migration. But will the movement of people recover once the current crisis is over? In an interview with UN News, Gary Rynhart, a senior official at the UN labour agency, ILO, explains why a return to "normal" is unlikely, and migrants will probably face a very different job market.
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Treason. Towards a "Color Revolution" in America?
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-19
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those …
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Obama urges GOP-led Senate to leave Supreme Court seat empty until after 2020 race following death of Justice Ginsburg
rt.com | 2020-09-19
Former US President Barack Obama has called on the Republican-controlled Senate to delay its confirmation vote to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, citing the GOP's own playbook during his administration. | Celebrating Ginsburg's lengthy career on the court following her death on Friday, Obama said that even in her final days, the justice showed an "unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals." Going forward, however, the former president said Ginsburg's empty seat should not be filled until after the 2020 election, pointing to a principle invoked by the Republicans following the death of…
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Kafka On Acid: The Trial Of Julian Assange
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-19
Julian Assange needs to wake before dawn to get from Belmarsh Prison to the Old Bailey courthouse, where his extradition hearing resumed on 7 September, for four weeks. He gets dressed for court only to be strip-searched before being placed in a ventilated coffin Serco van for a 90-minute trip across London in peak-hour traffic. After waiting handcuffed in the holding cells, he is placed in a glass box at the back of the courtroom. Then he is forced back into the Serco van to be strip-searched back at Belmarsh to face another night alone in his cell.
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Mainstream US Reporters Silent About Being Spied On
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-19
A Spanish security firm apparently contracted by US intelligence to carry out a campaign of black operations against Julian Assange and his associates spied on several US reporters including Ellen Nakashima, the top national security reporter of the Washington Post, and Lowell Bergman, a New York Times and PBS veteran. | To date, Nakashima and her employers at the Washington Post have said nothing about the flagrant assault on their constitutional rights by UC Global, the security company in charge of Ecuadorian embassy in London, which seemingly operated under the watch of the CIA's then-director, Mike Pompeo.
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News Media Who Ignore The Assange Trial Are Admitting They Don't Care About Journalism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-19
The Sydney Morning Herald just published an article titled "Julian Assange interrupts extradition hearing again" about the WikiLeaks founder's correct interjection that he never put anyone's lives in danger with the publication of the Manning leaks a decade ago. | 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 reprimanded for it by the judge…
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Venezuela: The 2016-2020 National Assembly — Part Of The Plan
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-19
It's hard to decide which of all the actions of the Venezuelan opposition representatives was the most shameful. Was it Ramos Allup giving the legitimate elected President Nicolas Madura a 6-month deadline to leave office while removing the portraits of Simon Bolivar and of Comandante Chavez from the Federal Capitol? Or Julio Borges spreading letters throughout the world in which he called for an increase in the economic blockade against the Venezuelan people while he labeled us a plague in the region?
popularresistance.org/venezuela-the-2016…

New Fossil Fuel Projects Meet Indigenous Resistance
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-19
New Mexico – 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, especially due to many residents' difficulty in accessing clean water, and also the tumult of fracking, whi…
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For the Planet, There Is No "Lesser Evil"
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-19
By now, most people in the United States recognize that the climate crisis poses the greatest threat to humanity and nature. Faced with a president who continually dismisses the dangers of global warming and has taken numerous measures to expand fossil fuel production, many progressives and even some on the Left have declared the need to vote for Biden as the "lesser evil" in November. Noam Chomsky went so far as to label the Republicans "the most dangerous organization in human history" because of Trump's aggressive pro-fossil fuel agenda.
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September 21: 'We Are Many' Global Virtual Premiere
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-19
On February 15th, 2003, up to 30 million people, many of whom had never demonstrated before in their lives, came out in nearly 800 cities around the world to protest against the impending Iraq War. | We Are Many is the never-before-told story of the largest demonstration in human history, and how the movement created by a small band of activists changed the world. Eight years in the making, filmed in seven countries, and including interviews with John Le Carre, Damon Albarn, Brian Eno, Phyllis Bennis, Danny Glover, Mark Rylance, Richard Branson, Hans Blix and Ken Loach amongst others…
popularresistance.org/september-21-we-ar…

Venezuela Foils CIA Terror Plot; Pompeo On Regime Change Tour
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-19
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 phone, and stacks of U.S. dollars. He has been charged with terrorism and weapons trafficking.
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Yemen on Brink of Famine After U.S. Cuts Aid While Fueling War
Nima Elbagir | zcomm.org | 2020-09-19
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…
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"The fate of humanity hangs in the balance"
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2020-09-19
The means to manage the crisis are available. But not for long. One primary task of the Progressive International is to ensure that we all panic now — and act accordingly.
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Saturday 9/19: Santa Cruz Vigil and Procession for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Santa Cruz Indivisible | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
Town Clock Downtown SC | Santa Cruz, CA…
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Saturday 9/19: Candlelight Vigil for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Supreme Court & Nationwide
Women's March, Demand Justice, others | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
U.S. Supreme Court and at courthouses across the nation…
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg 1933-2020
The Struggle Continues | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
By now, we have seen the TV tributes and read the many thoughts on the Internet regarding Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg who died today at age 87. My favorite is from the ACLU at www.aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/in-mem…
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The True Facts About the Oregon Fires, With a Video Proving It
Kevin Matthews, CounterPunch | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
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.
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"These Are Climate Fires": Oregon Firefighter Ecologist Says Devastating Blazes Are a Wake-Up Call
Democracy Now! | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
President Trump has said little about the wildfires raging in California, Oregon and Washington for three weeks, other than to suggest poor forest management was primarily to blame. But the states' governors are pushing back and directly linking the fires to the climate crisis. "These are climate fires," says Timothy Ingalsbee, an Oregon-based wildland fire ecologist and former wildland firefighter who now directs Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology. "Though some scientists hesitate to attribute a single event to climate change, these are exactly the conditions predicted by climatologists."
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Saturday 9/19: Indigenous Peoples Town Hall with the Poor People's Campaign
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
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Trump's Climate Denial Gains Strength If We're in Denial About His Neo-Fascism
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
The left could be crushed…
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Maduro names Pompeo's war-mongering' tour a 'failure'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Condemning the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Latin American countries, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro named it a "war-mongering" tour that has failed.
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Empire's Mask Slips at Julian Assange Trial
Pepe Escobar | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-19
The concept of "History in the making" has been pushed to extremes when it comes to the extraordinary public service being performed by historian, former UK diplomat and human rights activist Craig Murray. Murray — literally, and on a global level — is now positioned as our man in the public gallery, as he painstakingly documents …
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Madrid residents facing localised lockdown doubt curbs will work
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-19
A partial lockdown aimed at stemming a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases is set to begin in some of Madrid's poorer districts next week, but resident's of one of the worst-hit neighbourhood's said on Saturday they doubted the new measures would work.Vallecas, a southern district with a lower average income and higher immigrant population, has one of the highest infection rates in the Spanish capital – almost six times higher than in Chamberi, a wealthier, northern district."These restrictions are completely useless because we have to travel from one area which has a lot of cases to another which has less and we are go…
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Dying Wish: DISSENT!
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2020-09-19
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Dying Wish: DISSENT!
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Socialist Strategy and the Biden Debate
Max Elbaum | zcomm.org | 2020-09-19
The left forces whose strategy translates into sending the first message have much better prospects to grow their ranks and expand their influence, power and coalition relationships…
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Tulsi Gabbard goes OFF MESSAGE from fellow Dems again, introduces bipartisan bill to deter fraud with mail-in ballots
rt.com | 2020-09-19
Former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, branded a "Russian asset" by Hillary Clinton for her anti-war views, is again refusing to blindly follow her party's talking points — this time over fears of election fraud. | "Whether in the midst of a pandemic, as we are now, where mail-in voting is likely to drastically increase, or even in a normal election, no one should get in between a voter and the ballot box," the Hawaii congresswoman said Friday on Twitter. | Banning ballot harvesting is not a partisan issue. It's been used & abused in states like North Carolina and California & is ripe fo…
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Cold War Thaw? Navalny Poisoning. Belarus Political Instability. NATO on Russia's Doorstep
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-19
"We understand that not only for the Soviet Union but for other European countries as well it is important to have guarantees that if the United States keeps its presence in Germany within the framework of NATO, not an inch …
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Neoliberal Death Knell for Indian Agriculture
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-19
In a 2017 article, I asked what might a future India look like and concluded that, if current neoliberal policies continue, there could be dozens of mega-cities with up to 40 million inhabitants and just two to three hundred million (perhaps 15-20% of the population) left in an emptied-out countryside. And it could also mean hundreds of millions of displaced …
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COVID-19: Continuous Wearing of Mask Aggravates Risk of Infection. "Psychological Terrorism"?
Dr. Pascal Sacré | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-19
Continuous wearing of masks aggravates the risk of infection. | This statement is based on scientific and medical analysis. | The air, once exhaled, is heated, humidified and charged with CO2. It becomes a perfect culture medium for infectious agents (bacteria, fungi, …
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A Kenosha activist demands justice
| workers.org | 2020-09-19
By Katrina Miller This slightly edited talk was given at the Workers World Party Sept. 10 webinar, "Workers Defend Black Lives." View webinar at tinyurl.com/y6m9z593. Hello, everyone! I'm an activist in Kenosha, Wisconsin — a town that wouldn't be where it is without United Auto Workers Local 72. I'm a . . . | Continue reading A Kenosha activist demands justice at Workers.org
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Bolivia's de-facto president Jeanine àÅñez withdraws from October elections
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-19
Bolivia's coup appointed interim president, Jeanine àÅñez, on September 17, announced that she was withdrawing her candidacy for the general elections scheduled for October 18. Añez said she was pulling out from the electoral race to help unite the conservative vote and try to block the MAS presidential candidate and progressive former economic minister, Luis Arce, from winning. | In a recorded video message, accompanied by her running mate Samuel Doria Medina and other officials, àÅñez said that she decided to "put aside" her candidacy for the greater good, avoiding the situation in which "the vote g…
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Casualties of "herd immunity": Three new teacher deaths in one week as US schools reopen
wsws.org | 2020-09-19
The deaths are a direct result of the criminal actions by Democratic and Republican governors, as well as the Trump administration.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/19/casu…

Damascus berates Dutch legal action on human rights record
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-19
Damascus berates Dutch legal action on human rights record | The Netherlands has launched a bid through international bodies to hold the Syrian government to account for abuses | MEE and agencies | Sat, 09/19/2020 – 13: 36 | The Syrian government stands accused of committing widespread human rights abuses (AFP) | The Syrian government berated the Netherlands on Saturday for launching a new bid through intern…
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US Hospitals Getting Paid More to Label Cause of Death as 'Coronavirus'
Sen. Scott Jensen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-19
First published on April 15, 2020 | Senator Scott Jensen represents Minnesota. He's also a doctor. He appeared on Fox News with Laura Ingraham where he revealed a very disturbing piece of information. | Dr. Scott Jensen says the American Medical Association …
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New Zealand plans to become first country to require climate risk reporting
Olivia Rosane | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-19
New Zealand could be the first country in the world to require its major financial institutions to report on the risks posed by the climate crisis. This means that about 200 of the country's biggest companies and banks would have to report on the impact that extreme weather events or climate polices will have on …
nationofchange.org/2020/09/19/new-zealan…

Biden in Minnesota: A phony "pro-worker" spin on a right-wing campaign
wsws.org | 2020-09-19
On the basis of economic nationalism, Biden is doubling down on his ludicrous self-promotion as a "working stiff" from "hard-scrabble" Scranton, Pennsylvania.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/19/bide…

Weekly News Review 13th — 19th September
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-09-19
Editors Weekly Poke If you had said to friends in 2015 that you'd had a dream and that in about five years time the government would have deliberately and very dangerously divided the nation by instigating a nasty culture war, caused economic and political instability, threatened the Union, crashed its trading relationship with the biggest …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/weekly-news-review-13th-19th-september/

Colorado police conduct militarized arrests of Party for Socialism and Liberation members
wsws.org | 2020-09-19
The manner of the arrests and the overwhelming charges against the six protesters are a clear act of intimidation against all those determined to put an end to police violence and racism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/19/apsl…

Survival of wildlife reserves under threat in Namibia
news.un.org | 2020-09-19
After six months of lockdown, the Namibian government ended travel restrictions and curfews on Friday, in light of a drop in new COVID-19 cases. But Namibia's economy, which depends heavily on wildlife tourism, has taken a major hit during the period, and the future of the country's wildlife reserves, otherwise known as conservancies, is far from certain.
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What community land trusts can do for racial equity
Christopher Boone and Mark Roseland | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-19
"Community land trusts are a form of permanently affordable housing based on shared equity."
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Stop repression of anti-racist organizers! Drop the charges! Justice for Elijah McClain!
Editor | workers.org | 2020-09-19
Workers World Party urgently endorses the call for solidarity with six anti-racist activists in Colorado who were arrested after leading mass mobilizations against the racist police murder of Elijah McClain. Four of those arrested are members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the Denver area. We want to . . . | Continue reading Stop repression of anti-racist organizers! Drop the charges! Justice for Elijah McClain! at Workers.org
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Campus workers in Georgia defend Black and Brown lives
Arielle Robinson | workers.org | 2020-09-19
Atlanta This is a slightly edited version of a talk given at the Workers World Party Sept. 10 webinar, "Workers Defend Black Lives." View webinar at tinyurl.com/y6m9z593. In and around Atlanta, labor unions have been connecting the issues of labor to racial justice. Unions are recognizing that issues of labor . . . | Continue reading Campus workers in Georgia defend Black and Brown lives at Workers.org
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Trump Had Contemplated Ordering the Assassination of Bashar al-Assad
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-19
Donald Trump disclosed [1] in the morning show Fox and Friends yesterday that he contemplated assassinating Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following an alleged chemical weapons attack in April 2017 in Khan Sheikhoun, a strategic town in northwest Idlib province that …
globalresearch.ca/why-trump-cop-out-orde…

Following strike, brewery management in Belgium accepts workers' demand on safe conditions
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-19
Workers at the Jupille factory of the multinational brewery AB InBev went on a 13-day strike against alleged insensitivity that resulted in the spreading of COVID-19 among some employees…
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The New Global Medicine
Stan Cox | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-19
Don Fitz's new book Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution was going to press at Monthly Review in early spring, as the pandemic was ramping up, so he had just barely enough time to slip in a postscript teasingly titled, "How Che Guevara Taught Cuba to Confront COVID-19."
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Six teacher deaths at start of fall semester heighten public health concerns
Stephanie Kenefic | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-19
Reopening schools is by and large not a response to the needs of young people in the United States.
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Iran's coronavirus death toll exceeds 24,000, says health ministry
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-19
Iran's coronavirus death toll exceeds 24,000, says health ministry | Health specialist says roughly half of all coronavirus patients being treated in Iran's intensive care units are dying | MEE and agencies | Sat, 09/19/2020 – 13: 11 | An Iranian woman stands next to a street bin urging people to follow anti-coronavirus health protocols in Tehran (AFP) | Iran's coronavirus death toll has topped 24,000, the h…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/irans-coronav…

Greeks remember musician Pavlos Fyssas who was killed by a fascist in 2013
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-19
Pavlos Fyssas was killed by a member of the fascist Golden Dawn party in 2013. This year, marches were held throughout the country against fascism and demanding justice for the musician…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/19/greeks-re…

'Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution' — a WW movie review
Jean Bowdish | workers.org | 2020-09-19
This year the award-winning movie "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution" was released and can now be viewed on Netflix's streaming service. The movie follows Jimmy LeBrecht, a camper, who co-wrote and co-directed the movie, and Judy Heumann, a camp counselor who went on to co-found Disabled in Action. Bradley Lomax . . . | Continue reading 'Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution' — a WW movie review at Workers.org
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UIC workers march, call for Gov. Pritzker to support their demands
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-19
Chicago, IL – Over 1000 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) workers from SEIU Local 73 and the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) flooded the center of downtown Chicago, September 18, calling for Governor JB Pritzker to support their demands in the largest strike ever at the university. | The strike began last Saturday, September 12, when INA nurses walked out at UI Health, where UIC has refused to negotiate safe staffing limits. 4000 Local 73 workers bolstered the lines September 14, joining the strike, demanding safe working conditions, staffing and a living wage. Large rallies and lively picket lines have m…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/18/uic-work…

US army announces new deployments in Syria
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-19
US army announces new deployments in Syria | The move follows a collision between Russian and American vehicles which left seven American soldiers injured | MEE and agencies | Sat, 09/19/2020 – 10: 36 | Armoured vehicles have been sent as part of the reinforcements (AFP) | The US Army announced Friday it was stepping up its military deployment in northeastern Syria despite a push to limit its presence there,…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-army-annou…

UIC workers march, call for Gov. Pritzker to support their demands
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-19
Chicago, IL – Over 1000 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) workers from SEIU Local 73 and the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) flooded the center of downtown Chicago, September 18, calling for Governor JB Pritzker to support their demands in the largest strike ever at the university. | The strike began last Saturday, September 12, when INA nurses walked out at UI Health, where UIC has refused to negotiate safe staffing limits. 4000 Local 73 workers bolstered the lines September 14, joining the strike, demanding safe working conditions, staffing and a living wage. Large rallies and lively picket lines have m…
fightbacknews.org/2020/9/18/uic-workers-…

Argentinians commemorate the 44th anniversary of the Night of the Pencils
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-19
The night of September 16, 1976, was one of the bloodiest night of the last civic-military dictatorship in Argentina, when a group of high school students were kidnapped and tortured by the state security forces…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/19/argentini…

FB whistleblower confirms how social network benefitted from fake news, bots and misinformation
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-19
Sophie Zhang, former data scientist at Facebook, reveals how she fought to remove bot accounts and sophisticated networks that targeted users in different countries to manipulate elections, and spread misinformation.
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Talib Williams/ 'Imagine a world without prisons'
| workers.org | 2020-09-19
By Talib Williams Talib Williams spoke from Soledad prison Aug. 29 via a recording, introduced by his spouse Tasha Williams, at the webinar "Black Lives Matter: Justice for Peaceful Black Soledad Prisoners." Williams blows the whistle on injustice inside Soledad and reaches beyond the walls to report the truth, suffering . . . | Continue reading Talib Williams/ 'Imagine a world without prisons' at Workers.org
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The salt of the Earth
Philip Farruggio | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-19
The only true solution, no NOT a revolution, is for ALL workers to belong to what the Industrial Workers of the World AKA Wobblies, called 'One Big Union'.
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'Like the Vietnam War': Witness describes mass shooting that left 16 shot, 2 dead in Rochester, New York
rt.com | 2020-09-19
A gun battle in Rochester, New York has resulted in two fatalities, according to law enforcement. Sixteen people were shot in the incident. | The Rochester Police Department confirmed that one male and one female were killed in the early hours of Saturday. The shooting happened at a backyard party, law enforcement said. The force's mobile command unit is currently at the scene, as well as the New York State Police. Videos show numerous emergency vehicles assembled in the taped-off area. | Multiple RPD technician units leaving the scene. pic.twitter.com/3jpNY81C3F– Ty…
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The Pandemic and Oil
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-19
Conn M. HALLINAN | During the reign of the Emperor Justinian I (527-565 AD), a mysterious plague spread out of the Nile Valley to Constantinople and finished off the Roman Empire. Appearing first in China and North India, the "Black Death" (Yersinia pestis) radiated throughout the Mediterranean and into Northern Europe. It may well have killed close to half the world's population, some 50 million people. | Covid-19 is not the Black Death, but its impact may be civilizational, weakening the mighty, raising up the modest, and rearranging axes of power across the globe. | The Middle East is a case in point. Since th…
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The Super-Rich Are Raking In Billions
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-19
If you are in the 99% here is how well you are faring under Trump policies compared to the 1%: for each dollar of increased income that you earned in 2018, each One-Percenter got $88 more income. | Huge as that ratio is, it's small change compared to the super-rich, the 0.01% of Americans with incomes of $10 million and up. That ratio is $1 for you and $2,215 for each super-rich American household. Let's call them the Platinum-Premiere-Point-Zero-One-Percenters | The slice of American income pie going to the poor shrank under Trump by the same amount that it grew for the super-rich. | Ponder that.
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Trump's Contribution to Peace in the Middle East Wasn't Very 'Noble'
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-19
Terrorism is a very peculiar word indeed. In the Middle East, it's hard to find two people who agree on who they deem terrorist, versus who they consider a venerable freedom fighter or legitimate army. That said, one question which is being applied more to Trump these days, is did he do anything in his term to reduce terrorism? Or in fact did he merely fan the flames? Or perhaps, does he have any clue at all what he is doing in any of these so-called terror campaigns and is merely a four-year-old playing with crayons hoping that something, at some point, will become clearer? | If we are to take the limited defini…
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New Report: Private Health Insurers Overpay Hospitals
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-19
Prices paid to hospitals nationally during 2018 by privately insured patients averaged 247% of what Medicare would have paid, with wide variation in prices among states, according to a new RAND Corporation study. | Some states (Arkansas, Michigan, and Rhode Island) had relative prices under 200% of Medicare, while other states (Florida, Tennessee, Alaska, West Virginia, and South Carolina) had relative prices that were above 325% of Medicare. | The study notes a steady increase in hospital prices, rising to the 2018 average level from an average of 224% of Medicare costs in 2016 and 230% of Medicare costs in 2017…
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Too Close to Call
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-19
For all the infinite variations of time, personality and circumstance, U.S. presidential elections in their final three or four months fit remarkably clearly into one of two clear patterns: There are those elections that are utter blow-outs where a decisive and usually landslide result was clear from the get go. And there are those that are cliffhangers — in doubt up to the very last second. | Most U.S. elections surprisingly fit into the first category: Of the 10 presidential elections held over the past 40 years since 1980, no less than eight were blowouts where the loser had lost before the race had even…
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Workers vs. the Coronavirus Depression
Jeremy Brecher | zcomm.org | 2020-09-19
This summer has seen two significant national strike actions–for Black Lives and for safe reopening of schools. These are hardly conventional strikes–indeed, they represent historically unprecedented forms of protest…
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Trump's Scorched-Earth Doctrine
John Feffer | zcomm.org | 2020-09-19
Trump is doing whatever he can to make it impossible for his successor to resolve some of the world's most intractable problems…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trumps-scorched-ea…

Internationalism or extinction
David Adler | zcomm.org | 2020-09-19
The Progressive International is convening its inaugural Summit this weekend to reclaim our shared future…
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Extinction Rebellion is showing Britain what real democracy could look like
George Monbiot | zcomm.org | 2020-09-19
The protest movement's call for meaningful participation highlights the failings of dysfunctional Westminster politics…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/extinction-rebelli…

The Next American Revolution & Revolutionary Participatory Society 2044
Michael Albert | zcomm.org | 2020-09-19
Source: Politics Art Roots Culture — Media Michael Albert is an American economist, speaker, writer, and political critic. Since the late 1970s, he has published books, articles, and other contributions on a wide array of subjects. He is known for helping to develop the socioeconomic theory of participatory economics. In 1965, Albert was studying physics Read…
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Another Day of COVID, Another Failed Stimulus, Another Thousand Deaths
William rivers Pitt | zcomm.org | 2020-09-19
With an election looming just 47 tiny days away, fury at vicious Republican intransigence has begun to give way to something close to horrified awe…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/another-day-of-cov…

Trump's Destruction of America Started With Reagan
Thom Hartmann | zcomm.org | 2020-09-19
If America is to recover from this hellscape that right-wing billionaires and their bought-off politicians have inflicted on us, it's going to require a massive, nationwide awakening and a nonstop multiyear effort.
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Trump trade wars have led to lost US jobs and factories
John Cavanagh | zcomm.org | 2020-09-19
Trump is making false claims about his record in struggling states like Ohio and Michigan. The jobs haven't come back. They've been offshored to China…
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Saturday 10/3: Politics, Race, and the State of Play in our Nation w/ W. Kamau Bell & Steve Kerr
Berkeley #UNBOUND: Bay Area Book Festival | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
Online/virtual…
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Fighting Fire With Fire: What Tribal People Know About Forest Ecosystems
Sonali Kolhatkar, CounterPunch | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
In more than 20 years of living in Southern California, I have never been in a potential fire evacuation zone–until now. The entire state is seemingly on fire with a record-breaking 2 million acres already burned this year alone, with months to go before the end of fire season. The situation is so dire that the state's fire officials are warning they "simply do not have enough resources to fully fight and contain every fire."
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/17/1883671…

Wednesday 9/30: Call to Action: Tell the US Army Corps of Engineers that Our Gulf is Not For Sale!
Center for Biological Diversity & others | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
Online/virtual…
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Tuesday 9/29: Bi-Weekly Community Meeting On Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests
Revolutionary United Front | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…
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Monday 9/21: Call to Action: U.S. Digital 'March' & Kentucky Statewide Protest on Mitch McConnell
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
Online via livestream…
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Frame-up in Aurora, Colorado of Black Lives Matter Protesters
Stop the Frame-Up | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
Once again, as done in labor history and in the black liberation struggle, the State of Colorado is framing at least 4 organizers of protests on behalf of Elijah McClain, a black violinist, murdered by the police in Aurora, Colorado. See www.pscp.tv/w/1PlJQNLoPYXxE
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Sunday 9/20: Peaceful Poetry Protest
Save the FM Bookstore Group | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
Fort Mason, Building C Ramp, 2 Marina Boulevard…
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IUOE39 Members Fight In Middle Of A Pandemic! SF Strike Rally For Striking Macy Workers
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
Macy's is trying to weaken and force major concessions on IUOE Local 39 engineers. While giving their executives million dollar bonus they want to take away healthcare and force concessions on wages.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/18/1883672…

Why Did Death Rates Go Down When Doctors Struck
SNS | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
In examination of doctors' strikes in several areas, it was found that the death rate went down. | Why has the death rate gone down in at least 5 sites in which physician strikes took place?>…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/19/1883674…

White House Announces Puerto Rico Disaster Relief on Hurricane Anniversary
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
The Federal Emergency Management Administration will award $13 billion in Puerto Rico disaster aid to rebuild the power grid and education facilities, announced the White House. The announcement comes near the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria slamming the island, taking 3000 lives and causing more than $100 billion in damage.
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Lakotas arrested at KXL pipeline protest, police use excessive force on Cheyenne River
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
Lakotas were arrested at a KXL pipeline protest on the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation on Friday by the local police and county sheriff's deputies using excessive force at the prayerful and peaceful gathering. The Zeibach County Sheriff intruded on the sovereign land of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/19/1883676…

Karuk Tribe Declares State of Emergency due to Deadly Slater Fire
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
The Karuk Tribe today declared a state of emergency in the wake of the deadly Slater Fire that has burned many homes of Karuk Tribe members in the Klamath River community of Happy Camp.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/18/1883673…

Alicia Kuhl – Interview with Santa Cruz City Council Candidate
John Malkin | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
Audio interview with Alicia Kuhl, candidate for city council in Santa Cruz, California.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/19/1883676…

Transplant to the Left Coast
Stewart Dickson | indybay.org | 2020-09-19
I hosted TechKnowLedge every Thursday morning from 8 to 9 on WRFU-LP 104.5 Urbana-Champaign, Illinois from mid-2010 to the end of 2018. I transplanted myself from East-Central Illinois to the Mendocino Coast in January, 2019. Thinking of spinning-up TechKnowledge again on KNYO-LP 10.7, Fort Bragg.
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[Correspondence] Mistreatment during childbirth
Melania M Amorim, Maria Helena da Silva Bastos, Leila Katz | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
We read with great interest the results of the cross-sectional study and community-based surveys, presented by Meghan Bohren and colleagues,1 showing that more than a third of women experienced mistreatment during childbirth. Younger and less educated women were most at risk, suggesting inequalities in treatment during childbirth.1…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31563-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Brazil's COVID-19 response
Luiz Vicente Rizzo, Nelson Wolosker | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
As physicians and scientists, the COVID-19 pandemic has been disheartening; first and foremost, for the lives lost to the disease and, second, because of the mistreatment of science and evidence-based medicine.1 In the lay media, which is the right environment to discuss and understand politics, we have observed pseudoscience.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31915-2/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Brazil's COVID-19 response
Denis Souto Valente, Rafaela Koehler Zanella | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
The Editorial1 about Brazil's response to COVID-19 has caused heated debate among physicians working on the Brazilian health-care frontline against COVID-19 about whether or not there is a place for politics in a high-impact medical journal.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31916-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Human rights parables for a post-pandemic world
Alicia Ely Yamin | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
Before the COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the structural inequalities across societies, there were diverging parables in human rights. One narrative identified the populist challenge to human rights and juxtaposed it with the cosmopolitan ideal of a multilateral order. An alternative narrative viewed populism as the symptom of democratic failure more than the cause and argued that the crisis of legitimacy facing the neoliberal, multilateral order was inextricably connected to a world where capitalist democracies have become "mere faàßade democracies", as Jàºrgen Habermas has asserted.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31923-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Mistreatment during childbirth — Authors' reply
Meghan A Bohren, Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Theresa Azonima Irinyenikan, Thae Maung Maung, Mamadou Dioulde Balde, àñzge Tunàßalp | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
We thank Maria Helena da Silva Bastos and colleagues, Natasha Housseine and colleagues, and Caitlin Williams and José Belizán for their interest in our Article,1 in which we described how more than a third of women experienced mistreatment during childbirth, including physical and verbal abuse, discrimination, and non-consented procedures in four countries.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31542-7/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] The double burden of malnutrition–further perspective — Authors' reply
Corinna Hawkes, Marie Ruel, Jonathan C Wells, Barry M Popkin, Francesco Branca | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
We thank Saskia Osendarp and colleagues, Mohammad Sorowar Hossain and colleagues, and Christine Stewart and colleagues for their responses to the Lancet Series on the double burden of malnutrition. They make some relevant points that we would like to address here.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31369-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] A history of herd immunity
David Jones, Stefan Helmreich | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
As many countries around the world recognised the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, 2020, some seemed to put their faith in herd immunity. UK pandemic adviser Graham Medley, for example, said that "We are going to have to generate what we call herd immunity", which would require "a nice big epidemic". When the idea received furious criticism, British officials denied that herd immunity had ever been part of their plan. A run at herd immunity in Sweden prompted mathematician Marcus Carlsson to object: "we are being herded like a flock of sheep toward disaster".
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31924-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Seeking clarity on retinal findings in patients with COVID-19
Pingbo Ouyang, Xinyu Zhang, Yinghui Peng, Bing Jiang | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
Paula M Marinho and colleagues1 described hyper-reflective lesions in ganglion cell and inner plexiform layers on optical coherence tomography (OCT) images from 24 eyes of 12 adults who had symptoms of COVID-19. Marinho and colleagues argued that these lesions could be associated with COVID-19-related neurological events in humans.2 On the basis of the fundamental principles of OCT, we hold different views as to how the hyper-reflective foci were generated and their relevance to COVID-19.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31921-8/fulltext?rss=yes

[Editorial] COVID-19: a stress test for trust in science
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
Peer Review Week is the annual celebration of the importance of peer review, running Sept 21–25. The theme this year is trust in peer review, a particularly appropriate focus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trust in research and its role in political decision making and policy changes have never been more at the forefront of public discussion and scrutiny than during the current public health crisis. But what is everyone's role in strengthening this trust?
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31954-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Mistreatment during childbirth
Natasha Housseine, Marcus J Rijken, Marieke C Punt, Tarek Meguid, Arie Franx, Rieke van der Graaf, Joyce L Browne | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
We laud Meghan Bohren and colleagues1 for using standardised structured direct labour observations, triangulated with survey data, in a multinational study to measure mistreatment during childbirth. Their findings showed that 41 ∑6% of women experienced a type of abuse during labour.1 Direct observations offer a unique opportunity to assess quality of care because they can capture the structure, clinical perspective, and experience of care dimensions.2–4 However, the Article could have benefited from a discussion about how patients' rights and welfare were upheld during observations.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31556-7/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Seeking clarity on retinal findings in patients with COVID-19
Camilo Brandà£o-de-Resende, Alberto Diniz-Filho, Daniel V Vasconcelos-Santos | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
We read with enthusiasm about retinal changes in patients with COVID-19 symptoms, reported by Paula M Marinho and colleagues.1 The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health emergency challenging citizens, health authorities, and scientists.2 The academic response to the pandemic has been amazing. However, many questions remain unanswered.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31918-8/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Mistreatment during childbirth
Caitlin R Williams, José M Belizán | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
The striking data presented by Meghan Bohren and colleagues1 provide clear evidence of the need for global attention on respectful treatment in obstetric care. It is imperative to develop and implement interventions to assure that every woman in the world receives respectful, high quality intrapartum care.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31557-9/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Brazil's COVID-19 response
Maria Helena da Silva Bastos | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
Partisan politics during the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered any efforts of working together with science for the greater good of Brazil. As a Brazilian who values life, I do not know what scares me more: contracting COVID-19, or Bolsonaro's Government trying to belittle the disease, forcing us out of the door to confront it, even when they know that we have not done enough as a country to make it safe for us to do so. Although COVID-19 is showing us all that we still have a long way to go to overcome this crisis, which, at the time of writing, has killed approximately 1000 people a day over the past 3 months, the…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31914-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Seeking clarity on retinal findings in patients with COVID-19
Pradeep Venkatesh | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
Reading about Paula M Marinho and colleagues'1 retinal findings in patients with COVID-19 was very interesting. Their Correspondence was the first to report on ocular findings, other than conjunctivitis, in patients with COVID-19, and the authors suggest that these retinal findings are probably associated with COVID-19.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31922-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Preprints with The Lancet are here to stay
Sabine Kleinert, Richard Horton, Editors of the Lancet Group | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
We started our collaboration with the freely accessible preprint platform SSRN in June, 2018.1 From then on, we asked all authors of research papers across Lancet journals at submission stage whether they would like to post their paper as a preprint. We started this as a trial to learn more about uptake and the perceptions of the medical and health community, particularly as a latecomer to the preprint concept.
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[World Report] Brazilian doctors condemn new rules on abortion
Lise Alves | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
Experts say that the new rules for health workers will discourage access to health services and increase the risk of unsafe abortion. Lise Alves reports from Sà£o Paulo.
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[Obituary] Peter Nicholas Kazembe
Geoff Watts | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
Influential paediatrician in Malawi. He was born in Nkhotakota, Malawi, on Aug 28, 1954, and died of cholangiocarcinoma in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Aug 11, 2020, aged 65 years.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31925-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Brazil's COVID-19 response
Cecilia Siliansky de Andreazzi, Martha Lima Brandà£o, Marina Galvà£o Bueno, Gisele R Winck, Fabiana Lopes Rocha, Rafael L G Raimundo, Jean Paul Metzger, Marcia Chame, José Luis Passos Cordeiro, Paulo Sérgio D'Andrea | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
We read with interest the Editorial1 about Brazil's response to COVID-19. As Brazilian scientists, we would like to express major concerns about the multiple crises that our country is facing.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31920-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] The double burden of malnutrition–further perspective
Christine P Stewart, Saskia de Pee, Kenneth Maleta, Kim F Michaelsen, Kathryn G Dewey | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
We congratulate Corinna Hawkes and colleagues1 on their Series paper that proposes adoption of double-duty actions to combat all forms of malnutrition.However, we have concerns about the way that unhealthy foods are characterised and the description of potential risks associated with energy-dense micronutrient-fortified foods for the prevention or treatment of undernutrition.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31360-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Understanding Mexican health worker COVID-19 deaths
David Agren | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
An Amnesty International report says that more health workers have died in Mexico than anywhere else. David Agren explores why.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31955-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] The double burden of malnutrition–further perspective
Mohammad Sorowar Hossain, Shameema Ferdous, Enayetur Raheem, Mahbubul H Siddiqee | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
In the Lancet Series on the double burden of malnutrition, Corinna Hawkes and colleagues1 highlight the new nutrition reality, irrespective of the economic status of a country, and calls for concerted global action to address this serious public health challenge. In this context, we present a regional perspective to enrich the proposed double-duty action plan to tackle all forms of malnutrition.1…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31359-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Brazil's COVID-19 response
Mauro R N Pontes, Julio Pereira Lima | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
It was disappointing to read the Editorial1 about Brazil's response to COVID-19, criticising the Brazilian president who "discourag[ed] the sensible measures of physical distancing and lockdown". Yes, he insisted that lockdown is ineffective and terrible for the economy.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31919-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] The double burden of malnutrition–further perspective
Saskia J M Osendarp, Kenneth H Brown, Lynnette M Neufeld, Emorn Udomkesmalee, Sophie E Moore | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
In December, 2019, The Lancet published a Series on the double burden of malnutrition–the coexistence of overweight and obesity alongside undernutrition.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31364-7/fulltext?rss=yes

[Commentary] Towards characterized convalescent plasma for COVID-19: The dose matters
Hans P. Verkerke, Cheryl L. Maier | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of COVID-19, remains a global health crisis with limited treatment options. While randomized controlled trials have demonstrated some efficacy of the antiviral agent remdesivir and the corticosteroid dexamethasone in COVID-19 treatment, any beneficial role of convalescent plasma (CP) has been less clear [1,2]. Since the early 20th century convalescent blood products and their antibody derivatives have been used for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30289-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Offline: Remembering the scientists
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-09-19
One of the most frightening aspects of reading Daniel Defoe's A Journal of the Plague Year (1722), his imaginative account of the 1665 Great Plague, is his depiction of the total terror that enveloped London. No one, physicians included, had the slightest clue about the cause of "the Distemper". The best that could be done was to paint a red cross on the doors of those afflicted, padlock them shut, and place watchmen outside to ensure nobody escaped. As bodies accumulated, giant pits were filled with infected corpses.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31951-6/fulltext?rss=yes

The Heat: COVID-19 and Latin America
John Gilmore | america.cgtn.com | 2020-09-19
Latin America is now the region most affected by COVID-19. Meanwhile, in a stunning public rebuke, President Donald Trump on Wednesday rejected the professional scientific conclusions of his own government about the prospects for a widely available coronavirus vaccine and the effectiveness of masks in …
america.cgtn.com/2020/09/18/the-heat-cov…

The Heat: Race for the White House
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-09-19
The battle for the White House heats up as the U.S. presidential election draws closer.
america.cgtn.com/2020/09/19/the-heat-rac…

Parl. to mull over UAE, Bahrain ties with Israeli regime
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission is scheduled to examine treacherous compromise between UAE and Bahrain with Zionist regime on Sun. Sept. 20.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163714/Parl-to-mull…

Iranian, Chinese uni. professors to hold literary webinar
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Iranian and Chinese academic scholars will hold a joint literary webinar in October.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163698/Iranian-Chin…

Iran, Brazil stress expanding agricultural coop
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) — Iranian envoy to Brazil and the governor of the Mato Grosso state of Brazil discussed the expanding of bilateral cooperation in the fields of agriculture, extraterrestrial agriculture, and agricultural products.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163696/Iran-Brazil-…

Russia once again rules out activation of snapback
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov questioned the possibility of the United States using snapback to impose new sanctions on Iran and once again blamed Washington.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163702/Russia-once-…

Just peace must be based on human dignity in world: official
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) — Secretary General of the Islamic World Peace Forum (IWPU) said that just peace must be created based on human dignity in the world.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163719/Just-peace-m…

VIDEO: Japan's Shinzo Abe leaves office for last time
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received a grand applause from officials, staff and his successor Yoshihide Suga as he exited his post.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163708/VIDEO-Japan-…

Trump's abuse of JCPOA not to help in his re-election: MP
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Deputy Chairman of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission believes that Trump's hasty moves in abusing the JCPOA to reach his domestic goals on the eve on the US 2020 election are doomed to failure.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163688/Trump-s-abus…

IAEA asked for no more access into Iran nuclear activity
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, says the International Atomic Energy Agency has asked for no further probes except for the two cases agreed between Theran and the Agency last month.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163707/IAEA-asked-f…

Iran to host 1st EAEU intl. expo in Feb. 2021
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) — Tehran is planning to host an international exhibition for introducing the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU)'s trade potentials in February 2021.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163706/Iran-to-host…

2 killed, 14 injured in Rochester shooting: report
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — A shooting incident in the city of Rochester, located in the US state of New York, left 2 people dead and 14 others injured in the early hours of Saturday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163704/2-killed-14-…

China, Russia next targets if US wins in undermining Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Pointing to US unlawful move to reimpose sanctions against Iran and importance of confronting its unilateralism, Cartalucci said China and Russia are next targets of the US if it will be successful in undermining of Iran.
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'The Eleventh Step' goes to South Korean festival
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Iranian animation 'The Eleventh Step', directed by Maryam Kashkulinia, has been accepted into the 16th edition of Indie-AniFest in South Korea.
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Tehran-Istanbul flights to be resumed
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — An Iranian airline revealed that Tehran-Istanbul flights will be resumed on Tue. Sept. 22.
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Seminary students condemn betrayal of regional Arab rulers
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
HAMEDAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) — Seminary students in Hamedan province protested against the betrayal of Arab rulers in the UAE and Bahrain to the Palestinian cause via normalizing ties with the Zionist regime.
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VIDEO: PMU forces pay tribute to Martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
KERMAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) — A number of Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) forces, known as Hashd al-Sha'abi, visited Martyrs Cemetery in Kerman province and paid tribute to the former IRGC Quds Force Commander Martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
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Vienna to host 64th IAEA General Conference
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador to Vienna-Based International Organizations said that the 64th Annual Regular Session of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference will be held in tAustrian capital Vienna on Mon. Sept. 21.
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Industrial, mineral productions register growth in 5 months
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) — Some 22 main industrial and mineral productions registered growth in the first five months of the current year (from March 21 to August 22) as compared to the same period of last year.
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Energy ministry delegation to embark for Afghanistan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — A delegation from the Iranian ministry of energy will leave for Afghanistan on Sunday to develop mutual relations and discuss joint ventures in electricity sector.
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Iran to stop complying with NPT if sanctions revived
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission warned, " If members of JCPOA follow the US to activate anti-Iran sanctions, Iran will restrict IAEA's access to its programs under the NPT."
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Police dismantles drug-trafficking band in SE Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-19
TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — The police forces of the Sistan and Baluchestan Province, southeastern Iran, have dismantled a drug-trafficking band and seized over 1 ton of illegal drugs in Saravan County.
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As infection rate climbs, PM confirms second wave but still says no to national lockdown
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-19
Boris Johnson says the second wave of the pandemic has now reached the UK. | By The Canary
Ministers are considering tough new coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions as Boris Johnson said the long-feared second wave of the pandemic has arrived in the UK.With new cases of the disease in England estimated to have doubled over the past week, the prime minister said they were keeping "everything under review"."Transmission at a faster rate" with deaths expected to rise: Meanwhile, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said its latest estimate "shows…
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'You will see another angle of life here' — stories from refugees in Calais
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-19
Video project 'People of Calais' tells stories of refugees in northern France waiting to come to the UK | By The Canary
Mohamed is talented a writer, poet and rapper. He lives in desperate conditions in Calais, waiting to cross to the UK. He is one of thousands of refugees who have travelled from war-torn countries and settled in northern France."You will see another angle of life here," the 34-year-old says in a new video.Mohamed fled Sudan after being arrested for political writings. He travelled to Slovenia, where he was imprisoned, stripped and beat…
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Thai protesters hold rally urging democratic reforms
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-19
As many as 50,000 people are expected to show up for a march seeking democratic reforms. | By The Canary
Protesters have gathered in Bangkok for the most ambitious rally so far in a pro-democracy campaign that has shaken the government and Thailand's conservative establishment.Mobilised support: Organisers predicted as many as 50,000 people will show up and march over two days in an area of the capital historically associated with political protests. An estimated 10,000 people turned out for the last major rally on 16 August. This time, oppositio…
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Johnson urged to act 'sooner rather than later' to curb coronavirus surge
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-19
The Prime Minister is considering fresh restrictions after a sharp rise in new infections. | By The Canary
Ministers need to act "sooner rather than later" if they are to prevent a new surge in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases leading to more deaths, a scientist has warned.Professor Neil Ferguson — whose modelling led the government to order the lockdown in March — said the UK was facing a "perfect storm" following the easing of controls over the summer.His warning came as Boris Johnson was spending the weekend in Downing Street considering new re…
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'Significant spike' in homeless deaths in Dublin
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-19
The figure to date in 2020 represents a rise from 34 across 2019 and 35 in 2018. | By The Canary
Concern has been expressed over a "significant spike" in deaths among homeless people in Dublin. The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive has recorded 39 deaths to date in 2020. That figure is higher than the number of deaths in the whole of 2019 (34) and 2018 (35).Aontu leader Peadar Toibin (Niall Carson/PA)"Shocking": Peadar Toibin, leader of the Aontu party, has urged the government to act: The figure to date in 2020 stands at 39, higher than previous…
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Hospitals Serving the Poor Close as Investors and Electeds Refuse to Rescue Them
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-19
Victor Coronado felt lightheaded one morning last month when he stood up to grab an iced tea. The right side of his body suddenly felt heavy. He heard himself slur his words. "That's when I knew I was going to have a stroke," he said. | Coronado was rushed to Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, the hospital nearest his home on Chicago's South Side. Doctors there pumped medicine into his veins to break up the clot that had traveled to his brain. | Coronado may outlive the hospital that saved…
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GOP's Strategy for 2020 Election Looks Like an All-Out Assault on Voting Rights
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-19
The Republican Party and its allies have relied on voter suppression tactics for decades, but this year they are pulling out all the stops. | " I don't want everybody to vote," right-wing leader Paul Weyrich infamously said back in 1980. "Elections are not won by a majority of people…As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes do…
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Anti-police crimes group demands Green Bay Packers honor memory of Jonathon Tubby
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-19
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement issued by the Wisconsin Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (WAARPR) in conjunction with the Tubby family. | Green Bay, WI – The resurgent movement for Black lives and against police crimes, sparked by the public execution of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department on May 25, is maintaining momentum as summer draws to a close. This is because the police continue to kill Black men and other people. 288 people have been killed by police since Floyd's murder. | Like many other aspects of life in the U.S., sports have been impacted by…
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Anti-police crimes group demands Green Bay Packers honor memory of Jonathon Tubby
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-19
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement issued by the Wisconsin Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (WAARPR) in conjunction with the Tubby family. | Green Bay, WI – The resurgent movement for Black lives and against police crimes, sparked by the public execution of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department on May 25, is maintaining momentum as summer draws to a close. This is because the police continue to kill Black men and other people. 288 people have been killed by police since Floyd's murder. | Like many other aspects of life in the U.S., sports have been impacted by…
fightbacknews.org/2020/9/18/anti-police-…

At least nine still missing after Beirut port blast: Lebanon army
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-19
The Lebanese army said on Saturday that nine people were still missing after last month's explosion at the Beirut port.A military statement said that two Syrian nationals were among those still missing after the port blast."This file will not be closed as long as investigations continue," the statement said.On Aug. 4, a huge explosion in the port of Beirut rocked the city, killing 192 people and injuring over 6,000 people.The blast caused damage estimated at $15 billion, according to official figures.The explosion occurred as Lebanon was experiencing its worst economic crisis, including a dramatic drop in the val…
yenisafak.com/en/world/at-least-nine-sti…

Former Turkish PM tests negative for virus
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-19
The former Turkish prime minister recovered from COVID-19 and now tested negative.Binali Yildirim said on Twitter his test results came negative about two weeks after contracting the novel coronavirus.Yildirim hailed those who asked about his health status during quarantine days and supported him, saying: "May Allah bless you all."Wishing remedy for all patients going through COVID-19 treatment, he praised healthcare staff working day and night, making many sacrifices from their personal lives.He concluded that people should stick to adopting measures such as wearing masks, social distancing, and personal hygiene…
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UK's Labour ties with Conservatives for first time since 2019, YouGov poll finds
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-19
Britain's opposition Labour Party has caught up with the governing Conservatives for the first time since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister in July last year, a YouGov opinion poll showed.Data released late on Friday showed the Conservatives and Labour both on 40% support, based on online polling of 1,618 adults conducted on Sept. 16 and Sept. 17.A previous YouGov poll on Sept. 9 showed the Conservatives on 42% and Labour on 37%.This is the first time YouGov, one of Britain's main polling organisations, has shown Labour level with the Conservatives since May 2019, just before Theresa May said she would resign a…
yenisafak.com/en/news/uks-labour-ties-wi…

Taiwan travellers take sightseeing 'flight to nowhere'
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-19
A Taiwanese airline carried around 120 passengers on a "flight to nowhere" on Saturday to view the South Korean resort island of Jeju, before flying straight back home, the latest gimmick to give people a glimpse of normality during the COVID-19 pandemic.Tough border restrictions to keep the coronavirus under control have led to a 97.5% plunge in international travel in the region, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.Many frequent flyers miss getting on planes and airlines including Taiwan's EVA Airways Corp and Japan's ANA Holdings Inc, desperate for revenue and to keep their pilots' licences c…
yenisafak.com/en/world/taiwan-travellers…

Turkey overcoming pandemic's economic effects, says Erdogan
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-19
Turkey's production levels continued to rise in the third quarter as the country has overcome a significant part of the coronavirus pandemic's economic effects, the Turkish president said on Saturday."The number of people employed has been rising since April, when the impact of the pandemic was felt the hardest," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the inauguration of a new section of the North Marmara Motorway.Erdogan, who addressed the ceremony via video link, said Turkey's employment rate will increase further over the coming months, adding that he was hopeful that the third quarter will end with a "growth rate that…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-overcoming-…

Attack foiled as explosives-laden car found in NW Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-19
A potential terrorist attack was thwarted as authorities seized a vehicle rigged with explosives in northwestern Syria on Saturday.A car found in Syria's Afrin region was fitted with 75 kilograms (165 pounds) of explosives connected to mobile phones for remote detonation, according to a statement by the governor's office of Turkey's southern Hatay province.Police in Afrin received intelligence reports that a bomb-laden vehicle prepared in the Tal Rifat region, under the control of the PYD/YPG/PKK terrorist organization, was sent to the Operation Olive Branch area in Afrin for an attack on security forces or civil…
yenisafak.com/en/world/attack-foiled-as-…

Bangladesh, India agree to curb border killings
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-19
Bangladesh and India on Saturday agreed to launch joint border patrols to curb killings and crimes."Both sides have agreed to extend joint border patrolling, mass awareness programs and necessary socio-economic development activities with a view to downing the incidents of murders, injuries and attacks on unarmed civilians of both countries to zero level," said a joint statement issued after a four-day conference attended by border forces of both countries in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka.A Bangladesh-based rights watchdog in a report earlier in July said that at least 25 Bangladeshi civilians were killed by the Ind…
yenisafak.com/en/world/bangladesh-india-…

Belarus warns EU against inviting Lukashenko's rival to meeting
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-19
The foreign ministry in Belarus said on Saturday that it saw the possible participation of opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in an EU ministerial meeting as an interference in domestic affairs, the Belta state news agency reported.Tsikhanouskaya has led the biggest challenge to President Alexander Lukashenko's 26-year rule in Belarus.The foreign ministry said it had informed European diplomats about its view.Russian state news agencies reported earlier that Tsikhanouskaya is expected to take part in a meeting of European foreign ministers next week.
yenisafak.com/en/world/belarus-warns-eu-…

Hasidic Israeli pilgrims trapped at Ukraine-Belarus border on Covid-19 fears
Yisrael Frey | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-19
Hasidic Israeli pilgrims trapped at Ukraine-Belarus border on Covid-19 fears | Thousands of pilgrims enduring grim weather, without shelter, blame Israeli government for abandoning them | Yisrael Frey | Sat, 09/19/2020 – 11: 31 | Hasidic Jews sleep outside on the ground at the Belarus-Ukraine border (supplied) | On the biggest Jewish holiday, proclaiming the start of a new year on the Hebrew calendar, thousands of H…
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Is the Athletes' Revolt a Threat to Trump?
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-09-19
GoArmy / CC BY-NC 2.0] By Robert Lipsyte / TomDispatch Last year, when LeBron James described some of President Trump's public statements as "laughable and scary," Fox News commentator Laura Ingraham ordered the basketball superstar to "shut up and dribble." LeBron responded thoughtfully by saying that her comment "resonated with me, but I think it resonated with a lot of people to be able to feel… | Source…
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The Reason Why Italy Deploys Its Fighters in Lithuania
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-19
In Europe civil air traffic is expected to drop by 60% this year compared to 2019, due to Covid-19 restrictions, putting more than 7 million jobs at risk. On the other hand, military air traffic is growing. | On Friday, August …
globalresearch.ca/why-italy-deploys-figh…

With the onset of a second wave, university staff speak out about their fears
Maryam Jameela | thecanary.co | 2020-09-19
The restart of university teaching across UK campuses will see students and staff travelling for face-to-face learning that risks compromising public health. Teaching unions … | Read more | By Maryam Jameela
The restart of university teaching across UK campuses will see students and staff travelling for face-to-face learning that risks compromising public health. | Teaching unions and scientific groups have e…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/09/19/with…

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, Dies of Pancreatic Cancer
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-18
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, has passed away from complications related to pancreatic cancer, SCOTUS announced Friday.
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How will West Coast wildfires impact the U.S. economy?
Timothy Rooks | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-18
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Changing the Washington Guard: What a Democratic Sweep in November Portends
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
At the risk of counting chickens before they hatch, what would the return of Team Blue portend? As is patently obvious, the US is in trouble. Climate driven heat waves and fires grip the nation. An already faltering economy with deep contradictions could only tank given the shock of the pandemic that has necessitated varying…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/18/changing-the…

PDF of September 17 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-09-18
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 . . . | Continue reading PDF of September 17 issue at Workers.org
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Watching Sports While the World Spins Out of Control
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
Confined and anxious because of the pandemic? Fearful for your home and having trouble breathing because of smoke from raging wildfires? Overwhelmed by high winds and floods because of Hurricane Sally? Afraid to go out because of violent altercations between police and Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrators? Worried that your partial employment checks will run…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/18/watching-spo…

Changing the Washington Guard: What a Democratic Sweep in November Portends
Roger D. Harris | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-18
At the risk of counting chickens before they hatch, what would the return of Team Blue portend? As is patently obvious, the US is in trouble. Climate driven heat waves and fires grip the nation. An already faltering economy with deep contradictions could only tank given the shock of the pandemic that has necessitated varying …
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Misinformation Raging Like Wildfire
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
With large fires still raging around the West, we can all feel empathy for those who lost their homes and even entire communities and all of us suffering from the smoke. Still, there is a lot of smoke and mirrors about the blazes and their cause. The timber industry, Forest Service, and forestry schools are…
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Toxic wildfire smoke is another reason to wear your mask
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-18
Freak weather conditions such as heatwaves, hurricanes, and lightning that ignited the California fires are unprecedented and pose unique challenges, especially during the pandemic.
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Enough is Enough: It's Time for a Real Green New Deal
Megan K. Seibert, William E. Rees | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
With fires raging across the western United States — leaving in their wake human and wildlife death, upended lives, and what looks like apocalyptic Martian wastelands — renewed calls for a Green New Deal (GND) are intensifying. But with these renewed calls comes a renewed responsibility to speak honestly about our climate crisis and what…
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Changing The Washington Guard
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-18
At the risk of counting chickens before they hatch, what would the return of Team Blue portend? | As is patently obvious, the US is in trouble. Climate driven heat waves and fires grip the nation. An already faltering economy with deep contradictions could only tank given the shock of the pandemic that has necessitated varying degrees of sequestering. In fact, the downturn had already started before COVID-19 hit. An already largely privatized healthcare system run for profit and a social ethic that rejects "socialized" public health measures could only have proven inadequate.
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"These Are Climate Fires": Oregon Firefighter Ecologist Says Devastating Blazes Are a Wake-Up Call
Democracy Now! | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
President Trump has said little about the wildfires raging in California, Oregon and Washington for three weeks, other than to suggest poor forest management was primarily to blame. But the states' governors are pushing back and directly linking the fires to the climate crisis. "These are climate fires," says Timothy Ingalsbee, an Oregon-based wildland fire ecologist and former wildland firefighter who now directs Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology. "Though some scientists hesitate to attribute a single event to climate change, these are exactly the conditions predicted by climatologists."
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The True Facts About the Oregon Fires, With a Video Proving It
Kevin Matthews, CounterPunch | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
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.
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As Fires Rage Across the West, Trump Bails Out Big Oil & Picks Climate Denier for Top Role at NOAA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-18
As climate-fueled wildfires continue to ravage the West, the Trump administration has tapped a well-known climate change denier for a top position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. University of Delaware professor David Legates has written papers calling for more fossil fuel emissions and has had his work supported by the Robert Mercer-funded Heartland Institute and Koch Industries, as well as major gas companies. He was recently hired as NOAA's deputy assistant secretary of commerce for observation and prediction. We speak with David Goodrich, a former top climate scientist at the National…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/18/noaa_davi…

Real Estate Prices Surge in Bay Area Despite Wildfires, COVID-19
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-18
According to realtors, the median home price in California surpassed the $700,000 mark, going up 6.1 percent from July and 14.5 percent from August 2019.
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Toxic Wildfire Haze Leaves Damage Long After It Clears
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-18
Seeley Lake, Montana — When researchers arrived in this town tucked in the Northern Rockies three years ago, they could still smell the smoke a day after it cleared from devastating wildfires. Their plan was to chart how long it took for people to recover from living for seven weeks surrounded by relentless smoke. | They still don't know, because most residents haven't recovered. In fact, they've gotten worse. | Forest fires had funneled hazardous air into Seeley Lake, a town of fewer than 2,000 people, for…
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'Climate Floods. Climate Droughts. Climate Fires': Interactive Map Illustrates How Planetary Crisis Threatens Every Corner of US
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-18
Taking a cue from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, an outspoken climate action advocate who this week referred to the wildfires which have burned through hundreds of thousands of acres in his state as "climate fires," two New York Times journalists on Friday offered a visual of how the climate crisis is expected to affect every part of the United States. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Saturday 9/19: Fundamental change of heart about eviction
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/92443585281?pwd=R0VWSXo4R3NMc1… | Meeting ID: 924 4358 5281 | Passcode: Wc7Sg9…
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Surprise! Still No Economic Relief from Washington
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
With tens of millions unemployed, inevitable eviction merely postponed for a few months and low-wage jobs and small businesses drying up like the Rio Grande south of Albuquerque, you'd think the federal government could negotiate some help for stranded Americans. Democrats had a bill ready back in May. But it just sat on Mitch McConnell's…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/18/surprise-sti…

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 12
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-18
A less dramatic day, but marked by a brazen and persistent display of this US Government's insistence that it has the right to prosecute any journalist and publication, anywhere in the world, for publication of US classified information. This explicitly …
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Assange's Eighth Day at the Old Bailey: Software Redactions, the Iraq Logs and the Extradition Act
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-18
September 17. Central Criminal Court, London. The extradition trial of Julian Assange at the Old Bailey struck similar notes to the previous day's proceedings: the documentary work and practise of WikiLeaks, the method of redactions, and the legacy of exposing war crimes. In the afternoon, the legal teams returned to well combed themes: testimony on …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/assanges-eigh…

Good Ellsberg, Bad Assange: At Extradition Trial, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Dismantles False Narrative
Kevin Gosztola | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-18
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 …
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Exposing War Crimes Should Always Be Legal. Committing And Hiding Them Should Not
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-18
The Kafkaesque extradition trial of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continues, with each frustrating day making it clearer than the day before that what we are watching is nothing other than a staged performance by the US and UK governments to explain why it's okay for powerful governments to jail journalists who expose inconvenient truths about them. | The Assange defense team is pe…
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Assange on Trial: Diligent Redactions and Avoiding Harm
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
Day Seven 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…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/18/assange-on-t…

Assange's Eighth Day at the Old Bailey: Software Redactions, the Iraq Logs and the Extradition Act
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-18
The extradition trial of Julian Assange at the Old Bailey struck similar notes to the previous day's proceedings: the documentary work and practise of WikiLeaks, the method of redactions, and the legacy of exposing war crimes. In the afternoon, the …
globalresearch.ca/assange-eighth-day-old…

News Media Who Ignore The Assange Trial Are Admitting They Don't Care About Journalism
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-18
Caitlin JOHNSTONE | The Sydney Morning Herald just published an article titled " Julian Assange interrupts extradition hearing again" about the WikiLeaks founder's correct interjection that he never put anyone's lives in danger with the publication of the Manning leaks a decade ago. | 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 "outb…
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U.S. Press Freedom Under Attack in WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Extradition Case
Daniel Ellsberg | zcomm.org | 2020-09-18
"Now the American press is staring right down the barrel at the use of the Espionage Act against American journalists and publishers for doing journalism."
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Assange 'offered win-win deal by Trump to avoid extradition
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-18
The WikiLeaks founder's extradition hearing was told that Trump associates sought the source of leaks from the Democratic National Committee. | By The Canary
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was offered a "win-win" deal by Donald Trump to avoid extradition by revealing the source of the hacking of Democratic party emails, a court has heard. | Trump approval: | Barrister Jennifer Robinson said she was asked to attend the meeting by her client, Assange, with Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Trump associate Charles Johnson at the Ecuador…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/09/18/assange-…

2,000 Days Since It Began, the War in Yemen Is Poised To Turn Even More Deadly
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-18
For many in Yemen, there is little reason for optimism entering what feels like the third phase of the war against their country as Israel ostensibly enters the fray.
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According to Oxfam, Rich Countries Have Already Hoarded Most Future COVID Vaccines
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-18
Oxfam studied five leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates currently under clinical trial and found that rich countries had pumped billions of dollars into securing 51 percent of the promised doses. | MPN– The world's wealthiest nations have already quietly bought up more than half of the potential future supply of the most promising COVID-19 vaccine doses, leaving little for anyone else. International charity Oxfam studied five leading COVID-19 vaccine can…
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According to Oxfam, Rich Countries Have Already Hoarded Most Future COVID Vaccines
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-18
Oxfam studied five leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates currently under clinical trial and found that rich countries had pumped billions of dollars into securing 51 percent of the promised doses.
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Top Dems Demand IG Probe Into Possible Illegal Election Influencing in Favor of Trump by William Barr
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-18
Recent actions by the U.S. Attorney General, said chairs of key House committees, "clearly appear intended to benefit President Trump politically." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Billionaires Called to Pay It Back as UN Warns of 'Wave of Hunger and Famine' That Could Rock Globe
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-18
"It's time for those who have the most to step up, to help those who have the least in this extraordinary time in world history," says the World Food Programme director. "Humanity is facing the greatest crisis any of us have seen in our lifetimes." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump vs. Masks: Attacks on CDC, Doctors & Scientists Undermine a "Pillar of Pandemic Control"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-18
As the official United States death toll from COVID-19 approaches 200,000 people, we speak with infectious disease expert Dr. Monica Gandhi, who says President Trump's refusal to promote face masks has made the pandemic much worse. "Masks are a pillar of pandemic control. They are incredibly important," says Dr. Gandhi, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as a division head at San Francisco General Hospital. "There is no country in the world right now that has been fighting masks like this, especially at the presidential level. If we could have started mask wearing, con…
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Trump Calls Howard Zinn's Work "Propaganda." Hear the Legendary Historian in His Own Words
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-18
This week President Trump described the work of the legendary historian Howard Zinn, who died in 2010, as "propaganda" meant to "make students ashamed of their own history." But Zinn believed the opposite, that teaching the unvarnished truth about history was the best way to combat propaganda and unexamined received wisdom. We air excerpts from a 2009 interview with Zinn in which he explained his approach to education. "We should be honest with young people; we should not deceive them. We should be honest about the history of our country," Zinn said.
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All eyes on Wet'suwet'en
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-18
Suzanne Dhaliwal, in collaboration with Indigenous Climate Action, explains how the struggle to end Canada's colonial violence is continuing in the face of fossil fuel extractivism.
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New Fossil Fuel Projects Meet Indigenous Resistance in New Mexico
Randall Hyman | zcomm.org | 2020-09-18
"They've always put a price tag on our forehead, and just expect us to be quiet"
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Myths and Lies About Poverty in America
Jesse Jackson | zcomm.org | 2020-09-18
The recent decision to block action on a second rescue package is a decision to increase the number of Americans in poverty, the number of children who go hungry…
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Trump doesn't Understand History any more than he Understands Epidemics
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-09-18
Professional historians have always been skeptical and the very tools of their profession are seditious, because history teaches us that things could have been different (contingency) and can still be different…
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Venezuela's President Maduro Calls Pompeo's 'War-Mongering' Tour a 'Failure'
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-18
The US Department of State earlier announced Pompeo would be visiting South America with the aim of showing support for local democracies and containing the "threat" coming from "Maduro's illegitimate regime".
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Denialism: Not Just For Climate Change Anymore!
Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2020-09-18
Not only is Trump anti-science, he is clearly anti-empathy.
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Silence Reigns on the US-Backed Coup Against Evo Morales in Bolivia
Mark Weisbrot | commondreams.org | 2020-09-18
A man holds a flag with a picture of former Bolivian President Evo Morales during the first campaign event of MAS party ahead of presidential elections on September 9, 2020 in El Alto, Bolivia. (Photo: Gaston Brito/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Nature, Science and Revolutionary Struggle
stclair | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
Working my way through John Bellamy Foster's magisterial "The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology," it dawned on me that there was a gap in my knowledge. I knew that Marx and Engels were consumed with ecological problems, even though the word wasn't in their vocabulary. To a large extent, my awareness came from reading…
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