2020-09-20: News Headlines

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-20). Stephen Cohen has died. Remember His Urgent Warnings Against The New Cold War. thealtworld.com Stephen F Cohen, the renowned American scholar on Russia and leading authority on US-Russian relations, As one of the precious few western

John Russell (2020-09-20). American Style Coup d'etat. counterpunch.org The cover photo for Wilmington's Lie by New York Times reporter David Zucchino (Grove/Atlantic Press) is both shocking and utterly revealing of the truth-telling to come. A gang of armed, self-satisfied white men, dressed in their Sunday best, stand before the smoldering remains of the Wilmington Daily Record, a black-owned newspaper. The Record's editor, Alex

Andrew Freeman (2020-09-20). Putting profit first killed Boeing MAX 737 passengers, says Congressional report. liberationnews.org Boeing management consistently placed the company's profitability and stock price ahead of all other concerns, including passenger safety.

MEE and agencies (2020-09-20). Five injured as Houthi missile strikes Saudi village. middleeasteye.net Five injured as Houthi missile strikes Saudi village | The civilians in border village were taken to hospital suffering from shrapnel wounds, according to Saudi report | Sun, 09/20/2020 – 10: 53 | The Saudi coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015 (AFP) | Five civilians were injured when a military projectile launched by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis hit a village in Saudi Arabia's southern Ja…

Bruce Lerro (2020-09-20). Like a Rowboat in a Typhoon: Why 2020 Center-Right Yankee Election Outcomes are Dead in the Water. dissidentvoice.org Image courtesy of our comrade Hermit Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the center cannot hold Mere anarchy is loosed up the world…. The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. — The Second Coming", William Butler Yeats, 1919 ORIENTATION …

Paul Larudee (2020-09-20). Time to Dismantle the Police. dissidentvoice.org Basketball star Jaylen Brown has said only a few words publicly about the problem of police brutality, abuse, repression and impunity, but they are important words that cut right to the core of both the problem and its solution. He has said that we should stop speaking and thinking in terms of "reform" and begin …

G. Lechat and Gloria Rubac (2020-09-20). Caravana atraviesa el pais para reclamar °Residencia, ya! workers.org Boletín: La Corte de Apelaciones del Noveno Circuito de los Estados Unidos dio su fallo el 14 de septiembre en contra de los beneficiarios de TPS, sosteniendo que el presidente Trump puede rescindir el estatus legal de las personas de todos los países que ahora viven en los EE.UU. Bajo . . . |

MEE and agencies (2020-09-20). Allies dismiss US announcement reimposing UN sanctions on Iran. middleeasteye.net Allies dismiss US announcement reimposing UN sanctions on Iran | Iran denounces 'reckless' US as Trump administration threatens consequences for violators | Sun, 09/20/2020 – 10: 31 | An anti-US mural on a Tehran building on 20 September, 2020, when Washington unilaterally declared UN sanctions against the Islamic republic were back in force (AFP) | The US has defied criticism from allies…

Naomi LaChance (2020-09-20). Biden's Foreign Policy Advisors Show Loyalty to Israel, Defense Contractors. counterpunch.org When Donald Trump was elected president, the foreign policy apparatus that Barack Obama's administration built did not disappear. The power brokers went to think tanks and lobbying firms, cashing in on the uncertainty with help from defense contractors and other corporations. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's potential foreign policy would likely be a continuation of

David Osorio (2020-09-20). Activists call jailing of Long Island homeless activists a political arrest. liberationnews.org Protests planned for Sept. 22 and Sept. 25…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-20). Assange's Ninth Day at the Old Bailey: Torture Testimonies, Offers of Pardon and Truth Telling. globalresearch.ca The extradition trial of Julian Assange at the Old Bailey moved into a higher gear today. Testimonies spanned the importance of classified information in war journalism, the teasing offer of a pardon for Assange by US President Donald Trump, …

_____ (2020-09-20). Day 12: Julian Assange Hearing. popularresistance.org Yet another shocking example of abuse of court procedure unfolded on Wednesday. James Lewis QC for the prosecution had been permitted gratuitously to read to two previous witnesses with zero connection to this claim, an extract from a book by Luke Harding and David Leigh in which Harding claims that at a dinner at El Moro Restaurant Julian Assange had stated he did not care if US informants were killed, because they were traitors who deserved what was coming to them. | This morning giving evidence was John Goetz, now Chief Investigations Editor of NDR (German public TV), then of Der Spiegel.

_____ (2020-09-20). September 18: Julian Assange Hearing Report. popularresistance.org New Zealand investigative journalist Nicky Hager took to stand to testify about using WikiLeaks documents in his work. Hager published Other People's Wars, New Zealand in Afghanistan, Iraq and the war on terror, and said that WikiLeaks-released military and diplomatic files "greatly increased my understanding of the conduct of the war. It would have been impossible to write the book without these confidential and leaked sources." | In his written testimony, Hager explained, | "It is in general impossible to research and write about war to a useful standard without access to sources that the authorities concerned…

_____ (2020-09-20). On Contact: New Black Militancy. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the rise of the new black militancy with film director and producer Mobolaji Olambiwonnu. | "The police murders of young black men and women in the United States, an average of three a day, along with a constant judicial and police harassment of those living in what Malcolm X called our own internal colonies have given rise to a new black militancy. Nowhere was this more evident than in Ferguson, Missouri following the murder of the teenager Michael Brown on August 9, 2014.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-20). Michel Chossudovsky: Biographical Summary. globalresearch.ca There are a number of deliberate "errors" and omissions in Michel Chossudovsky's wikipedia entry. Defamatory statements. | The same applies to the wikipedia entry for Global Research which has been merged with Chossudovsky's entry. The objective is to smear GR. …

RT (2020-09-20). From honoring Ginsburg's 'final wish' to easing political strife, Biden counts reasons HE should nominate next Supreme Court judge. rt.com Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden urged Senate Republicans to block efforts to push through a new Supreme Court justice before the November election, warning of "irreversible damage" if President Donald Trump gets his way. | "Don't vote to confirm anyone nominated under the circumstances that President Trump and Senator [Mitch] McConnell have created," Biden said Sunday in his first major speech since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday. | Don't go there. Hold your constitutional duty and your conscience. Let the people speak. Cool the flames that have been engulfing our country. | The speech wa…

Simon Davis-Cohen (2020-09-20). Mutual Aid Response During Fires Shows Black Lives Matter Is Building Community. zcomm.org "We have come together efficiently and quickly because we know each other."

Santa Cruz Indivisible (2020-09-20). Saturday 9/19: Santa Cruz Vigil and Procession for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. indybay.org Town Clock Downtown SC | Santa Cruz, CA…

Demand Justice (2020-09-20). Saturday 9/19: Watch Livestream Recording of Wash. DC Activist Vigil for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. indybay.org Online recording…

Women's March, Demand Justice, others (2020-09-20). Saturday 9/19: Candlelight Vigil for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Supreme Court & Nationwide. indybay.org U.S. Supreme Court and at courthouses across the nation…

Demand Justice (2020-09-20). Sunday 9/20: Livestream Recording of Wash. DC Call-to-Action Vigil for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. indybay.org Online via recorded livestream…

The Struggle Continues (2020-09-20). Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg 1933-2020. indybay.org 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…

NARAL (2020-09-20). Sunday 9/20: Virtual RBG Vigil with NARAL Pro-Choice America. indybay.org Online…

Demand Justice. (2020-09-20). Sunday 9/20: Call to Action: Honor RBG Supreme Court Organizing Call w/ Demand Justice. indybay.org Online…

Planned Parenthood Action (2020-09-20). Sunday 9/20: RBG: Honor Her Legacy, Fight to Protect it w/ Planned Parenthood Action. indybay.org Online…

Poor People's Campaign (2020-09-20). Saturday 9/19: Indigenous Peoples Town Hall with the Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Online…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-09-20). Dems Pressured to 'Pick a Fight for Once' Over RBG Seat as Collins and Murkowski Oppose Pre-Election Vote. commondreams.org "To pretend that norms will constrain Trump or McConnell would be folly, yes. But for Democrats, the media, and the public to concede the ground in advance is to do their dirty work for them." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Michael Winship (2020-09-20). Do the Right Thing: Obey RBG's Last Wish. commondreams.org Give Justice Ginsburg the proper sendoff and let the election winner choose.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-09-20). 400 Years in Eight Minutes. counterpunch.org The difficulty of speaking about this "historical moment" is that the "moment" has been going on for 400 years, featuring a lot of speaking and almost no structural change. There is everything to say. There is nothing to say. It's all been said. It all must be said again. Words cannot express the rage we

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2020-09-20). Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg's Death and Trump's Emerging "Legal" Coup d'Etat. Unprecedented Political Crisis. globalresearch.ca Yesterday Supreme Ct. Justice, Ginsburg, died. McConnell & Trump now moving rapidly to replace with 3rd right wing nominee to SCOTUS. Democrats mount feeble and futile defense, saying McConnell should not proceed with nomination based on McConnell's own argument back …

Subodh Varma (2020-09-20). 5 million industrial Workers, 6.2 million professional employees sacked in India in one year. peoplesdispatch.org The latest data by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy paints a dismal picture of the Indian employment scenario as pre-existing structural issues have been accentuated by the pandemic…

RT (2020-09-20). 'Best case' for end of pandemic is 2022, thanks to vaccines & funding, says 'optimistic' Bill Gates. rt.com Bill Gates just can't stop spouting his opinions on the coronavirus these days. In his latest spiel, the plutocrat has forecast that the pandemic will have concluded by 2022 — thanks to vaccines in which he's heavily invested. | In an interview on Fox News, the Microsoft founder predicted that, for people in the United States, life will have returned to normal by summer 2021, due to progress having been made with the development of vaccines against the disease. | The business magnate outlined that he expects the US to begin approving vaccines for public use early next year. Because of this, he said, he's…

RT (2020-09-20). 'Big, fat shots in the ass': Trump again suggests Biden is on energizing DRUGS. rt.com Donald Trump has mercilessly taunted Joe Biden, telling supporters that his Democratic nemesis must be taking performance-enhancing substances and should undergo a drug test. | Trump reiterated previous casual accusations that Biden is too senile to be a good fit for the US president's office while talking to a crowd of supporters in Fayetteville, North Carolina. | Using his nickname for his Democratic opponent, Trump said that "Sleepy Joe" is appearing conspicuously efficient during debates and public events. | "Don't underestimate [him], he's been doing this for 47 years. And I got a debate coming up with th…

RT (2020-09-20). A senior moment or a secret code? Twitter puzzled over Sen. Chuck Grassley's ramblings about 'dead pet pidgin'. rt.com Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley has triggered an avalanche of speculation and snark after announcing that he found someone's lifeless pet bird in his front yard. He followed up by reminiscing about a time he hit a deer with his car. | Using his unique style of social media prose, the 87-year-old Republican lawmaker informed the world about his troubling discovery. | "If u lost ur pet pidgin /it's dead in front yard my Iowa farm JUST DISCOVERED here," he

RT (2020-09-20). Washington unilaterally reimposes UN sanctions on Iran despite opposition from UN Security Council members — including US allies. rt.com Mike Pompeo has claimed that the US is ready to punish countries that won't comply with newly reintroduced sanctions on Iran. However, the UK and France defied Washington, saying the relief agreed under the Iran deal will remain. | The secretary of state announced the unilateral return of virtually all UN sanctions against Iran late on Saturday, hailing the development as "great news for peace in the region." | Virtually all

A Guest Author (2020-09-20). Cuba socialista es líder mundial en la lucha contra el COVID-19. workers.org Por Rosemari Mealy Rosemari Mealy Esta es una charla ligeramente editada que se dio en un seminario web del Partido Mundo Obrero el 20 de agosto sobre "COVID puede ser derrotado: Cuba, China, Venezuela y Vietnam lideran el camino". Me gustaría agradecer a Workers World/Mundo Obrero por la oportunidad de . . . |

The Canary (2020-09-20). Sadiq Khan presses for new coronavirus controls for London as infections rise. thecanary.co London mayor considers a return to working from home as new modelling shows capital just days behind Northern hotspots. | By | London mayor Sadiq Khan is pressing for new coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions amid rising infection rates in the capital — including a return to working from home.Mayoral sources said the city was catching up with disease hotspots in the North West and North East of England, which have been placed under new controls.While data from only a few days ago suggested London was two weeks behind those areas, the latest…

The Canary (2020-09-20). Police in Belarus arrest 200 women at opposition protest. thecanary.co Among those detained was Nina Bahinskaya, a 73-year-old former geologist whose defiance has made her a popular figure in the protests. | By | poliPolice in the capital of Belarus have cracked down sharply on a women's protest march demanding the authoritarian president's resignation.Officers arrested more than 200 demonstrators, including an elderly woman. The woman has become a symbol of the six weeks of protest that have rocked the country. More than 2,000 women took part in the march in Minsk.Such anti-government marches have become a regula…

The Canary (2020-09-20). University town residents fear coronavirus spikes as students return. thecanary.co Research was carried out across England for the University and College Union. | By | More than half of people living in university towns and cities fear that the return of students will lead to coronavirus (Covid-19) spikes and restrictions in their area, according to a survey.Tens of thousands of students are due back on campus in the coming days. And earlier in September, government scientific advisers warned that significant coronavirus outbreaks linked to universities are "highly likely".A new poll has now suggested 57% of people fear local…

Peter Koenig (2020-09-20). Venezuela — A Tribute for Her Endless Pursuit of Democracy. globalresearch.ca Venezuela is again the shining light of Democracy — pushing ahead with the 6 December 2020 National Assembly (NA) elections — despite the endless challenges of covid — of sanctions, of embargos, of confiscation of foreign assets, and even of …

Peter Koenig (2020-09-20). IWF und WEF — vom Groàüen Lockdown zur Groàüen Transformation COVID-19 und die Folgen. globalresearch.ca Der vom World Economic Forum (WEF) verkàºndete globale Great Reset (s. …

Peter Koenig (2020-09-20). Venezuela: A Tribute for Her Endless Pursuit of Democracy. dissidentvoice.org Venezuela is again the shining light of Democracy — pushing ahead with the 6 December 2020 National Assembly (NA) elections despite the endless challenges of covid, of sanctions, of embargos, of confiscation of foreign assets, and even of a totally illicit blockage of reserve currencies — Venezuela's gold — naturally in the world's protectorate of …

Fight Back (2020-09-20). FRSO stands in solidarity with anti-racist activists arrested in Denver. fightbacknews.org The Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns the repression of the people's movement that occurred in Denver, Colorado on September 17. Six organizers were arrested at their homes, in parking lots, and while driving. All six were active leaders in protests calling for justice for Elijah McClain and other victims of police brutality. Four of those arrested are members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and all are facing trumped-up charges including inciting a riot, kidnapping and theft. These charges are absolutely bogus and are obviously designed to try to crush dissent and silence the movement…

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-20). TikTok and Parent Company Challenge Hostile Trump Regime Actions. globalresearch.ca Since taking office, the Trump regime blacklisted scores of Chinese tech-related companies from doing business in the US. | His actions have been all about wanting China's development, growth, and prominence on the world stage undermined to give corporate America a …

Ron Unz (2020-09-20). Will California Restore Affirmative Action? globalresearch.ca As everyone knows, over the last couple of decades California has become a one-party Democratic state. Democrats hold a better than three-fourths hyper-majority in the State Assembly and their control is nearly as overwhelming in the State Senate. California has …

Fight Back (2020-09-20). New York City protest calls for community control of the police. fightbacknews.org New York, NY — About 50 people gathered at Union Square, September 19, to demand an end to all police crimes, the withdrawal of federal troops, and community control of the police. The rally and speak out was put by the newly formed New York Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NYAARPR). | Last week, organizations that are part of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression held their first event, "Teach-In and Orientation" as a first step to organize together here in New York City. The event, put on by the New Yok Community Action Project, was to get all these organizations…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-20). No to criminalization of anti-racist movement in US. peoplesdispatch.org Party for Socialism and Liberation organized a rally on Sept 19 demanding the release of four of their activists. Russel Ruch, Lillian House, Joel Northam, and Eliza Lucero were arrested on Sept 17. They have been at the forefront of the mass anti-racist movement in US sparked by the violent murder of George Floyd on May 25.

Frank Scott (2020-09-20). "Billionaires Lives Matter", Far More than Yours… The Capitalist Pandemic, Fake Democracy Goes Live? globalresearch.ca First published on August 31, 2020 | As we stagger towards the ultimate expression of our fake democracy in November it's important to acknowledge what won't be changing a bit whichever of the two parties of capital come out ahead with …

John C. A. Manley (2020-09-20). Twice as Many Deaths in Lockdown England Compared to Free Sweden. globalresearch.ca The graph below is from the

Abdul Rahman (2020-09-20). With Abraham Accords, US and Israel seek to consolidate hegemony in the region. peoplesdispatch.org The United States and Israel are the only true winners of the recent Abraham Accords where the UAE and Bahrain normalized ties with the latter. The cause of the Palestinians has once again been abandoned…

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2020-09-20). History. Hyperinflation, Fascism and War: How the New World Order May be Defeated Once More. globalresearch.ca While the world's attention is absorbed by tectonic shifts unfolding across America as "a perfect storm of civil war, and

news.un (2020-09-20). Fighting drug trafficking in the Golden Triangle: a UN Resident Coordinator blog. news.un.org Drug trafficking has long been a problem in the Golden Triangle, the region where Thailand's Chiang Rai province meets Myanmar and Laos. In this blog, Gita Sabharwal, UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand, and Jeremy Douglas, who represents the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, explain how the United Nations and the Thai government are working together to tackle the issue.

Fight Back (2020-09-20). Dallas Alliance marches again for Black lives. fightbacknews.org Dallas, TX – On September 19, the Dallas Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, together with a number of other groups, held a march for Black lives. The group met at a downtown Dallas park before marching to city hall. According to the group's social media, a main demand of the march was that the Dallas City Council, which is now finalizing the budget, "redirect a significant portion of the police budget to community needs." | Before the march, the group held a rally in the park. One speaker was DAARPR chair Sydney Loving, who condemned the recent arrests of Black Lives Matter protesters in Color…

splcenter (2020-09-20). Courage and Conviction: We must redouble our commitment to continuing Justice Ginsburg's mission of achieving justice and equity for all. splcenter.org

Newsclick (2020-09-20). How US aggression on China will destabilize global trade and tech. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent developments in the US-China 'trade war' which has escalated following a number of recent aggressive US measures against China in the trade and tech sectors.

Graham Peebles (2020-09-20). Change and Decay: A Time of Transition. dissidentvoice.org It's the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere, a beautiful and refreshing space between the heady days of summer and the chill of winter, a transitional time. And collectively we are living through a time of global transition; a shift from one civilization, colored by certain influencing qualities, to a new time, growing out …

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-09-20). Swaziland union vows to fight back after Taiwanese garment factory files "false" charges. peoplesdispatch.org FTM Garments filed a case against Amalgamated Trade Unions of Swaziland (ATUSWA), a week after the union had taken the company to court over the former's refusal to recognize it…

Fight Back (2020-09-20). UIC workers vow to continue strike, rally with community and labor allies. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On Saturday, September 19, members of SEIU Local 73 continued their strike at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), rallying with community and labor allies. The 4000 workers say they are fighting for UIC to "respect us, protect us and pay us" and have vowed to remain on strike until their demands are met. | The Illinois Nurses Association (INA) finished their seven-day strike at UIC today, although co-chief steward Paul Pater announced that an agreement has not yet been reached, saying, "If we don't have significant movement when we get back to the table on Monday, we're going to authorize a…

Nauman Sadiq (2020-09-20). Rise of Trumpism and Geoeconomic Pivot to China. globalresearch.ca Though lacking intellect and often ridiculed for frequent spelling errors on Twitter timeline, such as "unpresidented" and "covfefe," implying he gets his news feed from television talk shows and rarely reads book and articles, Donald Trump is street smart and …

Vyacheslav Azarov (2020-09-20). Ukraine: Totalitarian Legacy of Maidan. globalresearch.ca In November 2013, after Ukrainian President Yanukovych refused to sign the Association Agreement with the EU due to its onerous conditions, members of non-governmental organizations funded by grants from Western foundations (popularly called "grant eaters") brought their supporters to the …

OffGuardian (2020-09-20). 12 Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic. globalresearch.ca First crossposted in March. | Below is our list of twelve medical experts whose opinions on the Coronavirus outbreak contradict the official narratives of the MSM, and the memes so prevalent on social media. | *** |

_____ (2020-09-20). Venezuela Blasts 'Politicized' Report By UN 'Ghost Mission'. popularresistance.org The Venezuelan government rejected a recent report by a United Nations (UN) human rights mission. | "It's a report ridden with falsehoods, written from afar, with no methodological rigor whatsoever," Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza wrote on Twitter. He went on to emphasize that the report had been written by a "ghost mission" which had not set foot in Venezuela. | "This illustrates the perverse practice of playing politics with human rights," Arreaza concluded, accusing the authors of the report of being "controlled" by US-allied governments.

_____ (2020-09-20). Bolivia: Violent Pro-Coup Extremists Assault MAS Canvassers. popularresistance.org Bolivian coup supporters waged an attack on Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) canvassers, setting fire to campaign tents and destroying materials. | Videos circulating on social media show what appears to be people in MAS t-shirts being chased down in the area of the 4 de Noviembre plaza in Cochabamba, while posters and other materials were taken down. | Speaking to local news networks, MAS members said they were campaigning for the party's Arce-Choquehuanca ticket and local candidates in the Plaza, when members of the Resistencia Juvenil Cochala (RJC) appeared and began setting off firecrackers and tear gas, whil…

_____ (2020-09-20). Abraham Accords: A Fever Dream Of Dictators. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump, with much fanfare, hosted a ceremony for the signing of the so-called peace agreements between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. With smug smiles plastered on their faces, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Foreign Minister of Bahrain Abdullatif Al Zayani together hailed the dawn of a new period in the region. According to the poetically-titled Abraham Accords, the aforementioned heads of state and their representatives will work together to achieve a "stable, peaceful and prosperous" Mi…

_____ (2020-09-20). US Air Force Demurs On Spy Plane Posing As Civilian Aircraft. popularresistance.org Earlier this month, a US spy plane was observed seemingly changing its unique transponder code to disguise itself as a Malaysian civilian aircraft. While a top US Air Force leader has refused to confirm or deny the incident, swearing the US was "following the rules that day," the claims of duplicity have been independently confirmed. | At the Air Force Association's virtual Air, Space & Cyber conference on Wednesday, Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, the commander of Pacific Air Forces, refused to confirm or deny the US aircraft's actions, but objected to the term "spoofing" being used to describe them.

_____ (2020-09-20). Labor Must Make Defense Of Black Lives Its Own Imperative. popularresistance.org Black trade unionists across the U.S. are calling on the labor movement to defend Black Lives Matter protesters and to fight racism in their own ranks. The attacks by police and increasingly violent armed racist militias evoke the memory of many such violent incidents against Black people in earlier periods, from slavery to segregation to the civil rights era. | For Labor Day 2020, Truthout reached out to Christopher Silvera, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 808 in Long Island City, NY; Elise Bryant, executive director of Labor Heritage Foundation and president of the Communication Workers of America's Coal…

_____ (2020-09-20). Celebrating the Least Corrupt Country: Rwanda. strategic-culture.org Probably the most objective international ranking of countries according to the extent of their corruption is the annual Gallup World Poll, in which 1,000 or more individuals in each of over a hundred countries are scientifically randomly sampled and asked "Is corruption widespread throughout the government in" their country "or not?" Only the survey that was published in 2013 is available complete online. Rwanda scored as being by far the least-corrupt country. Two years later, incomplete results were shown in Gallup's 2015 poll-report, but Rwanda wasn't among the countries which were included in that report. Ho…

_____ (2020-09-20). Kennedy's U.S.-Russia Joint Space Vision Must Be Revived. strategic-culture.org September 20th marks the anniversary

_____ (2020-09-20). Erasing History and Erasing Truth: Censorship and Destroying Records Is the Cornerstone of Tyrants. strategic-culture.org Gary D. BARNETT | "If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind." | ~ John Stuart Mill, On Liberty ch. 2 (1859) | Tyranny requires that the truth be silenced, that real history be erased and rewritten, that speech be restricted, and that individual thought be silenced. In this time of constant turmoil, false flags, wars, civil unrest, and now internal bio-terrorism and manufactured pandemics, a major agenda of the state apparatus is to silence all dissent, and mandate conformity.

_____ (2020-09-20). Cups of Tea and Bottles of Water. strategic-culture.org The problem with the bottle of water scenario is that it isn't more obviously practical. Unless this was an inside job, and the bottle was laced by one of Navalny's entourage, one has to wonder how a would-be poisoner would know that Navalny would drink from that particular bottle of water in that particular room.

_____ (2020-09-20). Trade Unions Need New Strategies. popularresistance.org Trade unions are on the defensive all over the world, under immense pressure from strong economic and political forces. We are facing a multiplicity of crises. Employers are attacking on all fronts, and the pandemic is being used as an excuse further to undermine unions, wages and working conditions. | Since the neoliberal offensive began around 1980, we have experienced an enormous shift in the balance of power, from labour to capital. In spite of that, large parts of the trade union movement have continued to cling to the ideology of social partnership — with social dialogue as its main method of influenc…

_____ (2020-09-20). Democrat's Climate Change Lies. popularresistance.org In recent weeks a combination of drought and record breaking heat have accelerated wildfire season to historic levels of devastation. More than 4.6 million acres have burned in the states of California, Oregon and Washington. Skies are colored orange and red, the air is unbreathable, lives have been lost and entire towns have been destroyed. | The connection between heat waves, droughts, and human made climate change are clear and the solution is known to every school child. There must be a drastic reduction in the production of fossil fuels.

_____ (2020-09-20). Political Trials And Electoral Bans. popularresistance.org Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno and his allies have gone to great lengths to prevent former president Rafael Correa and his political movement from returning to power. | In order to achieve this goal, the current government has persecuted opponents and barred candidates from running. Moreno's authoritarianism has, so far, gone largely unnoticed internationally. With elections scheduled for February 2021, it is crucial that the international community keeps a vigilant eye on the Ecuadorian government's persistent attempts at perverting the course of democracy.

_____ (2020-09-20). Sinophobia Inc: Understanding The Anti-China Industrial Complex. popularresistance.org The United States' alliance is barreling towards conflict with China. In recent months, the U.S. government has taken unprecedented steps to upend normal relations with China: sanctioning Communist Party of China officials, banning Chinese tech companies like TikTok and Huawei, interrogating and surveilling Chinese students and scientists, and even forcing the Houston Chinese consulate to close. | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls it an end to "blind engagement" with a Chinese state he labels an existential threat to the "free world."

Barbara Madeloni (2020-09-20). New York City Teachers Work Outdoors after a Co-Worker Tests Positive. zcomm.org When New York City educators were supposed to be in their third day of "professional development" held inside school buildings, teachers and other staffers at a Queens middle school, IS 230, took their work outside.

Sharon Lerner (2020-09-20). As the West Burns, Trump Administration Races to Demolish Environmental Protections. zcomm.org Polluters and their agents in government want to finalize as many environmental rollbacks as possible before the presidential election…

Repost (2020-09-20). 555 California, SF is a tRump property. indybay.org

John Malkin (2020-09-20). Alicia Kuhl – Interview with Santa Cruz City Council Candidate. indybay.org Audio interview with Alicia Kuhl, candidate for city council in Santa Cruz, California.

Stand In Peace International (2020-09-20). Monday 9/21: San Francisco: International Day of Peace Car Caravan. indybay.org Meetup location: 2055 Sunnydale Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115…

Poor People's Campaign (2020-09-20). Monday 9/21: Call to Action: U.S. Digital 'March' & Kentucky Statewide Protest on Mitch McConnell. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Akio Tanaka (2020-09-20). Weighing the Pros and Cons of The Proposed New Pacifica Bylaws Ôªø. indybay.org The aim of the proposed New Day Pacifica Bylaws is to simplify, democratize, and stabilize the governance structure of Pacifica to keep it from evaporating in April 2021, when its $3.2 million balloon payment becomes due.

Stop the Frame-Up (2020-09-20). Frame-up in Aurora, Colorado of Black Lives Matter Protesters. indybay.org 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

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-09-20). Global March for Universal Basic Income 2020. indybay.org Car Caravan and Demonstration in Oakland…

Stewart Dickson (2020-09-20). U-C IMC is celebrating 20th Anniversary. indybay.org U-C IMC is celebrating 20th Anniversary | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 AT 6 PM CDT — 7: 30 PM CDT…

Save the FM Bookstore Group (2020-09-20). Sunday 9/20: Peaceful Poetry Protest. indybay.org Fort Mason, Building C Ramp, 2 Marina Boulevard…

Stewart Dickson (2020-09-20). Transplant to the Left Coast. indybay.org 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.

Center for Biological Diversity & others (2020-09-20). Wednesday 9/30: Call to Action: Tell the US Army Corps of Engineers that Our Gulf is Not For Sale! indybay.org Online/virtual…

SNS (2020-09-20). Why Did Death Rates Go Down When Doctors Struck. indybay.org 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?>

Central Valley vs Covid Coalition (2020-09-20). Thursday 9/24: Stop The Murders! Justice For Foster Farms Workers, Their Families & The Community. indybay.org Dollar General Store 323 N. Main St. Livingston, California…

Brenda Norrell (2020-09-20). Lakotas arrested at KXL pipeline protest, police use excessive force on Cheyenne River. indybay.org 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.

Raffaele Bugiardini, Saša Pavasović, Jinsung Yoon, Mihaela van der Schaar, Sasko Kedev, Marija Vavlukis, Zorana Vasiljevic, Maria Bergami, Davor Miličić, Olivia Manfrini, Edina Cenko, Lina Badimon (2020-09-20). Aspirin for primary prevention of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction in persons with diabetes and multiple risk factors. thelancet.com Low-dose aspirin reduces the risk of STEMI as initial manifestation of CV disease with potential benefit in mortality. Patients with diabetes derive substantial benefit from aspirin only in the presence of multiple risk factors. In the era of precision medicine, a more tailored strategy is required.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-20). Power-obsessed Trump resorting to threat for re-election: MP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) — Slamming US anti-Iran threats, a member of the Iranian Parliament's Presiding Board said that these Trump's actions are just a show to attract the American peoples' votes on the eve of the US 2020 election.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-20). Health Ministry confirms 3,097 new COVID-19 infections. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 3,097 COVID-19 infections and 183 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-20). US has weak chance to return to JCPOA after anti-Iran moves. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) — Zarif believes that after committing severe crimes and causing many financial damages against the Iranian nation as well as its illegal withdrawal from the JCPOA, today, the US has no chance to return the JCPOA easily.

yenisafak (2020-09-20). Taiwan president says has no plans to talk to Japan's new PM. yenisafak.com Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday that there was no plan for her talk by telephone with new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, after a Japanese envoy had told Tsai that Suga might be open to it, prompting concern in Beijing.Taiwan, claimed by China as its own territory, has close cultural and historic ties with Japan, though Japan, like most countries, recognises China's government in Beijing, not Taiwan's.Meeting Tsai in Taipei on Friday, former Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori, visiting for a memorial service for late president Lee Teng-hui, said Suga told him that "if there is the opportuni…

yenisafak (2020-09-20). Indonesia halts exports from seafood producer after virus tests. yenisafak.com Indonesia has suspended exports from an Indonesian seafood company PT Putri Indah into China after its frozen fish products tested positive for the coronavirus, the country's fisheries ministry said in a statement on Saturday.The ministry said that an investigation was underway and that the suspension would only apply to PT Putri Indah "whereas the others can still do export activities as usual."The virus was detected on the outermost side of the package, not on the fish, the ministry said.The seven-day suspension began on Friday, it said.A person in charge of marketing, answering a number listed for PT Putri Ind…

yenisafak (2020-09-20). Dubai's Habtoor Group to open representative office in Israel. yenisafak.com Dubai conglomerate Al Habtoor Group is to open a representative office in Israel, it said on Sunday.The United Arab Emirates and Israel last week agreed to establish bilateral diplomatic and trade ties, which officials have said would create significant economic opportunities.The family-owned conglomerate portfolio covers the hospitality, construction, education and automotive sectors.Habtoor Group, headed by prominent Emirati businessman Khalaf Ahmad al-Habtoor, is in talks with Israeli airline Israir to launch direct commercial flights to the UAE."We are preparing to reveal a few collaborations in the coming da…

yenisafak (2020-09-20). Anger Management? 'I'm not perfect,' says Djokovic after losing cool at Italian Open. yenisafak.com Less than two weeks after being disqualified from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic's frustration boiled over once again as he smashed his racket in a fit of rage during his 6-3 4-6 6-3 win over Dominik Koepfer in the Italian Open quarter-finals on Saturday.The top-ranked Serb was broken to love in the sixth game of the second set following which he threw his racket on the ground, drawing a warning from the chair umpire."Well, let me tell you it's not the first nor the last racket that I'll break in my career," Djokovic, 33, told reporters. "I have done it before, I'll probably do it again. I don't want to do it, but…

yenisafak (2020-09-20). Turkish athletes dominate Istanbul Half Marathon. yenisafak.com Atac finished 21 km (13 miles) run in 1 hour, 3 minutes and 16 seconds in the men's category, while Demir completed the same distance in 1 hour, 13 minutes and 17 seconds in the women's race.Spain's Adel Mechaal, trailed 0.9 seconds behind Atac, and Benard Cheruiyot Sang from Kenya came third, 35 seconds behind the leader in the men's race.In the women's category, Kenyan athlete Daisy Jepto Kimeli came second, covering the distance 12 seconds later. She was followed by Turkish runner Esma Aydemir who finished in 1 hour, 15 minutes and 40 seconds.Atac told Anadolu Agency that Turkish athletes should be valued. "Th…

yenisafak (2020-09-20). Indonesia reports 3,989 new coronavirus infections, 105 deaths. yenisafak.com Indonesia reported 3,989 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the total to 244,676, data from the country's health ministry showed.The data added 105 new deaths, taking the total to 9,553, the biggest death toll in Southeast Asia.

yenisafak (2020-09-20). Uganda: Fire engulfs top university campus. yenisafak.com A fire on Sunday engulfed the campus of one of Africa's top universities in Uganda's capital Kampala."The fire brigade is on ground. Everyone is trying their best. The fire is heavy and sprouting from the right side of the Building. The fire flames are heavy coming through right side of the roof which has sunk in. We all need to pray for the Ivory Tower," said the Makerere University in a Facebook post.The cause of the fire is yet to be confirmed."It is a very dark morning for Makerere University. Our iconic Main Administration Building caught fire and the destruction is unbelievable. But we are determined to res…

yenisafak (2020-09-20). US facing international isolation: Iran. yenisafak.com The Iranian Foreign Ministry said Sunday the US was facing international isolation over its decision to re-impose sanctions on Tehran, according to the official IRNA news agency."The US stands at the wrong side of history and our message for it was to return to the international community, to your commitments, stop rebelling and the world will accept you," ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told a news briefing."The whole world is saying nothing has changed, sanctions were in place only in the imaginary world of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo," he said.On Sunday, Pompeo declared the re-imposition of UN sanct…

yenisafak (2020-09-20). For Kashmiris born in last 3 decades, peace far-fetched dream. yenisafak.com When my seven-year-old son's Skype class started on Thursday, a disturbing message popped up in the chat box.A parent of one of his classmates said his son could not attend the class because their neighborhood in Sringar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, was tense.Police had claimed killing three militants in Batamaloo, a warren of densely populated streets inhabited by pro-freedom people. A woman was also fatally shot while accompanying her baker son to his shop.As a general practice, authorities shut internet services after such incidents to block news from spreading through social media and as a res…

Eric Zuesse (2020-09-20). Why It is Likelier that the U.S. Government Had Alexei Navalny Poisoned. dissidentvoice.org The poisoning of Alexei Navalny has created intensified support by pro-U.S., and especially pro-NATO, officials in the European Union, to block the nearly completed NordStream 2 natural-gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, and to import into the EU, instead, far costlier U.S. LNG, liquefied natural gas. A very real possibility thus now exists that the …

Christopher Brauchli (2020-09-20). The Haves and the Have-Nots. commondreams.org President Donald Trump looks on next to Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a meeting at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland on March 3, 2020. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jeffrey C. Isaac (2020-09-20). Democrats, It's Time for Constitutional Jiujitsu. commondreams.org Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is flanked by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) while speaking to the media about President Donald Trump's Proposed FY 2018 budget May 23, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Frank Fischer (2020-09-20). The Risk of Progressive Reversal. commondreams.org Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion attend a protest against the expansion of Stansted Airport on August 29, 2020 in Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom. (Photo: Mark Kerrison/In Pictures via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Walden Bello (2020-09-20). The Death of Neoliberalism. commondreams.org "The recent massive fiscal and monetary interventions of capitalist states, though insufficient, have underlined for people what is possible under another system with different priorities and values." (Photo: Jonny White/cc/flickr) | www.flickr.com/photos/velsfi/3405182462/…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-19). RBG Death Means Two-Headed Uniparty Will Threaten Americans With Removal Of Civil Rights. thealtworld.com US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg The opportunistic galvanization process has already begun before Ginsburg's body is even cold, with liberal influencers calling Democrats to rally to a November win for "the notoriou…

Editor (2020-09-19). [rewind] Filmmakers Behind 'RBG' on Justice Ginsburg's Life and Legacy. scheerpost.com [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… |

Jonathan Entin (2020-09-19). Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape the modern era of women's rights — even before she went on the Supreme Court. nationofchange.org "Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature."

Anthony D. Romero (2020-09-19). In Memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020). aclu.org 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…

Staff (2020-09-19). US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies. therealnews.com 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…

commondreams (2020-09-19). Campaign Legal Center Remembers Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Fighter for Equality. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-09-19). The Leadership Conference Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-09-19). Honoring the Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-09-19). Sanders Statement on Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-09-19). UltraViolet on the Death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. commondreams.org ______________________________…

RT (2020-09-19). Obama urges GOP-led Senate to leave Supreme Court seat empty until after 2020 race following death of Justice Ginsburg. rt.com 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…

sputniknews (2020-09-19). Trump Says Will Soon Announce His Supreme Court Justice Pick, Likely a Woman. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, September 20 (Sputnik) – On Friday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, at the age of 87, at her home in Washington.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-09-19). US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 'Advocate for Equality and Reason,' Dead at 87. commondreams.org On her deathbed, she told her granddaughter: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Edith Roberts (2020-09-19). Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A 'Precise Female'. commondreams.org Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center on Sept. 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Common Dreams staff (2020-09-19). Groups Plan Vigil Outside Supreme Court and National Solidarity Events to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg. commondreams.org "She gave all she could, with literally all she had. Now it's our turn." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Alicia Bannon (2020-09-19). Justice Ginsburg Should Not Be Replaced Until After the Election. commondreams.org Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prepares to administer the Oath of Allegiance to candidates for U.S. citizenship at the New-York Historical Society on April 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Elie Mystal (2020-09-19). Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Dying Wish: DISSENT! thenation.com Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Dying Wish: DISSENT!

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-09-19). 'We Can, and Must, Fight': Death of RBG Sparks Senate Showdown and Calls for Supreme Court Reform. commondreams.org "The fate of our rights, our freedoms, our healthcare, our bodies, our lives, and our country depend on what happens over the coming months." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-09-19). Teacher in Vancouver, Washington speaks out on school reopenings amid wildfires. wsws.org Despite weeks of unhealthy wildfire-fueled air quality, the Evergreen School District is preparing to reopen elementary schools for partial in-person learning.

WSWS (2020-09-19). Wildfires threaten drinking water and further desertification of US West Coast. wsws.org According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 21 major fires are still burning in California, 12 in Oregon and 8 in Washington state.

Democracy Now! (2020-09-19). "These Are Climate Fires": Oregon Firefighter Ecologist Says Devastating Blazes Are a Wake-Up Call. indybay.org 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."

Max Blumenthal (2020-09-19). Mainstream US reporters silent about being spied on by apparent CIA contractor that targeted Assange. thegrayzone.com 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 …

_____ (2020-09-19). Mainstream US Reporters Silent About Being Spied On. popularresistance.org 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.

_____ (2020-09-19). Kafka On Acid: The Trial Of Julian Assange. popularresistance.org 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.

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-19). Empire's Mask Slips at Julian Assange Trial. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

sputniknews (2020-09-19). Consumers Buy Bleach on Amazon to Treat COVID-19 Despite Government Warnings. sputniknews.com It appears that trusting citizens have fallen for the promises of many commentators on Amazon, who have untruthfully advised it as a "miracle cure" for the novel coronavirus.

_____ (2020-09-19). Venezuela: The 2016-2020 National Assembly — Part Of The Plan. popularresistance.org 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?

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-19). What is Covid-19, SARS-2. How is it Tested? How is It Measured? The Fear Campaign Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca 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 closure of the national economy. Covid-19 is a public health concern but it is NOT a dangerous virus.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-19). Extrajudicial Executions Portrayed as "An Instrument of Peace". Trump Wanted to "Take Out" Syria's President Assad… globalresearch.ca 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…

Nima Elbagir (2020-09-19). Yemen on Brink of Famine After U.S. Cuts Aid While Fueling War. zcomm.org The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is deepening amid the pandemic and cuts to international aid from the United States and its allies, leaving millions of Yemenis facing famine after years of a brutal U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing campaign that has devastated the country…

_____ (2020-09-19). New Fossil Fuel Projects Meet Indigenous Resistance. popularresistance.org 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…

Juan Cole (2020-09-19). If McConnell Packs the Court on Behalf of Minority Rule, Dems Must Expand and Reform It. commondreams.org Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) looks on as Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) speaks to the media following their weekly policy luncheon on April 30, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Pete Marovich/Getty Images/adjusted with filter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-19). Maduro names Pompeo's war-mongering' tour a 'failure'. en.mehrnews.com 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.

news.un (2020-09-19). Uncertain future for migrant workers, in a post-pandemic world. news.un.org 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.

yenisafak (2020-09-19). Madrid residents facing localised lockdown doubt curbs will work. yenisafak.com 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…

Mike Whitney (2020-09-19). Treason. Towards a "Color Revolution" in America? globalresearch.ca "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 …

Stephanie Kenefic (2020-09-19). Six teacher deaths at start of fall semester heighten public health concerns. liberationnews.org Reopening schools is by and large not a response to the needs of young people in the United States.

Arielle Robinson (2020-09-19). Campus workers in Georgia defend Black and Brown lives. workers.org 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 . . . |

Editor (2020-09-19). Stop repression of anti-racist organizers! Drop the charges! Justice for Elijah McClain! workers.org 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 . . . |

MEE and agencies (2020-09-19). Iran's coronavirus death toll exceeds 24,000, says health ministry. middleeasteye.net 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 | 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…

MEE and agencies (2020-09-19). Damascus berates Dutch legal action on human rights record. middleeasteye.net 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 | 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…

Jean Bowdish (2020-09-19). 'Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution' — a WW movie review. workers.org 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 . . . |

MEE and agencies (2020-09-19). US army announces new deployments in Syria. middleeasteye.net US army announces new deployments in Syria | The move follows a collision between Russian and American vehicles which left seven American soldiers injured | 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,…

RT (2020-09-19). 'Like the Vietnam War': Witness describes mass shooting that left 16 shot, 2 dead in Rochester, New York. rt.com 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.

RT (2020-09-19). Tulsi Gabbard goes OFF MESSAGE from fellow Dems again, introduces bipartisan bill to deter fraud with mail-in ballots. rt.com 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…

A Guest Author (2020-09-19). A Kenosha activist demands justice. workers.org 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 . . . |

a guest author (2020-09-19). Talib Williams/ 'Imagine a world without prisons'. workers.org 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 . . . |

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

John Gilmore (2020-09-19). The Heat: COVID-19 and Latin America. america.cgtn.com 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 …

The Canary (2020-09-19). 'Significant spike' in homeless deaths in Dublin. thecanary.co The figure to date in 2020 represents a rise from 34 across 2019 and 35 in 2018. | By | 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…

The Canary (2020-09-19). As infection rate climbs, PM confirms second wave but still says no to national lockdown. thecanary.co Boris Johnson says the second wave of the pandemic has now reached the UK. | By | 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…

The Canary (2020-09-19). 'You will see another angle of life here' — stories from refugees in Calais. thecanary.co Video project 'People of Calais' tells stories of refugees in northern France waiting to come to the UK | By | 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…

The Canary (2020-09-19). Thai protesters hold rally urging democratic reforms. thecanary.co As many as 50,000 people are expected to show up for a march seeking democratic reforms. | By | 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…

The Canary (2020-09-19). Johnson urged to act 'sooner rather than later' to curb coronavirus surge. thecanary.co The Prime Minister is considering fresh restrictions after a sharp rise in new infections. | By | 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…

RT (2020-09-19). Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers set WORLD RECORD for range & duration of non-stop flight. rt.com Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers have spent more than 25 hours in the air and covered over 20,000 kilometers, setting the world record for non-stop flight range and duration for this type of aircraft, the Defense Ministry said. | "Nobody has flown this type of aircraft longer," Sergey Kobylash, the commander of Russia's long-range aviation, said. | The record, which was set on Saturday, saw two Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers (NATO reporting name: 'Blackjack') "staying in the air for more than 25 hours and covering the distance of over 20,000 kilometers (12,427 miles)," the commander added. | Also on rt.com

RT (2020-09-19). The world has thousands of Covid-19 strains, but 99% of all Russian cases come from just two, says health watchdog. rt.com Today, there are several thousand coronavirus mutations globally, but only 22 are stable, according to Russia's health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor. In Russia, 99% of all infected samples come from just two of the mutations. | The 22 were all first detected around January-March 2020, and since then, other mutations haven't managed to become widespread. | "The total number of mutations identified in the sequenced genomes of SARS-CoV-2 is many thousands," the Rospotrebnadzor statement reads. "However, only a few of them are fixed and consistently inherited." | According to the watchdog, 93% of the studied samples co…

RT (2020-09-19). 'Open interference': Belarus warns against inclusion of opposition figure Tikhanovskaya in meeting of EU foreign ministers. rt.com Belarus has warned the EU not to include opposition figurehead and former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in an upcoming meeting of the bloc's foreign ministers, saying it would amount to open interference. | "It is quite obvious, in fact, that such actions, if any, are an impudent and open interference in the internal affairs" of Belarus, Foreign Ministry spokesman Anatoly Glaz said on Saturday, as reported by the Sputnik news agency. Such a move by the European Union would show "complete disrespect" for the country's citizens, he added. | Glaz's comments came in response to Russian news reports…

RT (2020-09-19). 25 hours & 20,000km! Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers set new WORLD RECORD for range & duration of non-stop flight. rt.com A pair of Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers have spent more than 25 hours in the air and covered over 20,000km, setting a new world record for non-stop flight range, and duration, for this type of aircraft, it has been revealed. | The Defense Ministry, in Moscow, made the announcement on Saturday with Sergey Kobylash, the commander of Russia's long-range aviation service, saying that "nobody has flown this type of aircraft longer." | The record, which was set on Saturday, saw two Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers (NATO reporting name 'Blackjack') "staying in the air for more than 25 hours and covering a distanc…

RT (2020-09-19). UK to crack down on Covid-19 rule breakers, impose fines up to 10,000 pounds on those who defy self-isolation orders. rt.com The British government is making it a legal requirement in England for those who have tested positive for Covid-19 or who have been traced to an outbreak to self-isolate, and violators will be fined as much as 10,000 pounds. | The new mandate will go into effect on Sept. 28 in England, and government officials are in talks to expand it to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, British media outlets reported. Fines will start at 1,000 pounds and rise to 10,000 pounds for repeat violators. Self-isolation orders will apply to people who test positive for Covid-19 and for those identified as being at risk through t…

RT (2020-09-19). Two asteroids set to cross Earth's orbit just hours apart as another Great Pyramid-sized space rock barrels our way. rt.com Two 100-meter-wide asteroids are set to cross Earth's orbit within hours of each other in the coming days as another space rock, the size of ancient Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, careens towards our planet. | NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies, which tracks asteroids and comets that will come close to Earth, has confirmed that it is monitoring two asteroids that are due to hurtle past on Friday, September 25. Both bodies are classed as Apollo asteroids, meaning they will cross Earth's orbit as they fly through space. | The first asteroid, which is named 2020 RO, is estimated to be up to 130 meters wi…

RT (2020-09-19). Latvian doctor boasts to magazine he refused to assist hospital visitor who spoke Russian – says he was proud not to help. rt.com The Latvian debate over the Russian language is often political, but now it has entered healthcare. A Riga doctor has boasted about refusing to help a hospital visitor because he was a Russian speaker. | According to Sputnik Latvia, anesthesiologist Roberts Furmanis called himself "Latvian to the bone,"

RT (2020-09-19). Is Iran into CHOPPING OFF 'teen thieves' fingers? Not quite, say local officials as MSM runs shocking headlines. rt.com Iranian officials have rebuked reports in Western media that three teens were set to have their fingers amputated. They explained that the convicts were over 20 years of age and that their sentences are yet to be confirmed. | Identified by the media as Hadi Rostami, Mehdi Sharafian and Mehdi Shahivand, the trio reportedly lost their appeals in Iran's Supreme Court and were ordered to have four fingers on their right hands amputated — a rarely-used Sharia punishment for robbery and theft. | All three are said to have been tried last year in the northern city of Urmia for four counts of robbery and have rem…

RT (2020-09-19). UK to crack down on Covid-19 rule breakers, impose fines up to £10,000 for defying self-isolation orders. rt.com The British government is making self-isolation a legal requirement in England for those who have tested positive for Covid-19 or who have been traced to an outbreak, and violators will be fined as much as £10,000 ($12,920). | The new mandate will come into effect on September 28 in England, and government officials are in talks to expand it to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, British media outlets reported. Fines will start at £1,000 ($1,292) and rise to £10,000 ($12,920) for repeat violators. Self-isolation orders will apply to people who test positive for Covid-19 and to those identif…

Yisrael Frey (2020-09-19). Hasidic Israeli pilgrims trapped at Ukraine-Belarus border on Covid-19 fears. middleeasteye.net 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 | 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…

Yisrael Frey (2020-09-19). Hasidic Israeli pilgrims trapped at Ukraine-Belarus border amid Covid-19 fears. middleeasteye.net Hasidic Israeli pilgrims trapped at Ukraine-Belarus border amid Covid-19 fears | Thousands of pilgrims enduring grim weather, without shelter, blame Israeli government for abandoning them | 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…

_____ (2020-09-19). For the Planet, There Is No "Lesser Evil" popularresistance.org 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.

Noam Chomsky (2020-09-19). "The fate of humanity hangs in the balance" zcomm.org 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.

Norman Solomon (2020-09-19). Trump's Climate Denial Gains Strength If We're in Denial About His Neo-Fascism. indybay.org The left could be crushed…

_____ (2020-09-19). September 21: 'We Are Many' Global Virtual Premiere. popularresistance.org 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…

Ralph Nader (2020-09-19). Why Do Americans Give Away So Much Control to Corporations? commondreams.org "Why have we handed over the enormous assets we own to this expanding corporate state?" (Photo: jerry dohnal/flickr/cc) | www.flickr.com/photos/jaroslavd/14025551…

_____ (2020-09-19). Venezuela Foils CIA Terror Plot; Pompeo On Regime Change Tour. popularresistance.org 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.

WSWS (2020-09-19). Video exposing Philippine Stalinist leader Sison's Big Lie that the CPP never supported Duterte. wsws.org Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison told CNN in May 2016 that he was "very proud" of the fascist Rodrigo Duterte's election victory, fraudulently describing him as a "left" president with a "socialist orientation."

Max Elbaum (2020-09-19). Socialist Strategy and the Biden Debate. zcomm.org 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…

sputniknews (2020-09-19). White House Calls on Joe Biden to Release Supreme Court Nominee List. sputniknews.com Last week, President Donald Trump released his own list of possible Ginsburg replacements on the Supreme Court, calling on the former vice president to do the same.

Staff (2020-09-19). Ginsburg's Death Sparks Renewed Calls for Reforms to the Supreme Court. truthout.org As mourners

Staff (2020-09-19). With the Passing of Justice Ginsburg, Democracy Just Got Harder, Again. truthout.org "If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump's term, and the primary process is started, we'll wait to the next election." — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), on filling a Supreme Court vacancy right before an election, October 2018 | Right. Ol' Lindsey nearly broke both legs

WSWS (2020-09-19). Witnesses recall Collateral Murder attack: "Look at those dead bastards," shooters said. wsws.org "The publication of that video and those words was the equivalent of the death of George Floyd and his words 'I can't breathe'. They had a profound effect on public opinion in the world."

WSWS (2020-09-19). Germany: Right-wing extremist network in police pays homage to Hitler and the Nazis. wsws.org A photo montage shared online by police officers shows a grinning SS soldier pressing a button marked "Gas." In the background, refugees are screaming in fear in a gas chamber.

Nauman Sadiq (2020-09-19). Trump Had Contemplated Ordering the Assassination of Bashar al-Assad. globalresearch.ca Donald Trump

Maryam Jameel and Ryan McCarthy (2020-09-19). Poorly protected postal workers are catching COVID-19 by the thousands. it's one more threat to voting by mail. nationofchange.org More than 50,000 workers have taken time off for virus-related reasons, slowing mail delivery.

WSWS (2020-09-19). Johnson government opposes national lockdown despite exponential rise in UK coronavirus cases. wsws.org It is just 77 days since the Johnson government recklessly reopened the economy on July 1, in the middle of a pandemic. By next Tuesday at least 13 million people will be in lockdown.

Christopher Boone and Mark Roseland (2020-09-19). What community land trusts can do for racial equity. nationofchange.org "Community land trusts are a form of permanently affordable housing based on shared equity."

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-19). Following strike, brewery management in Belgium accepts workers' demand on safe conditions. peoplesdispatch.org 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…

Daniel Hunter (2020-09-19). 10 things you need to know to stop a coup. nationofchange.org Because the best way to stop a coup is to deter it.

WSWS (2020-09-19). Ford Kansas City Assembly workers launch Rank-and-File Safety Committee to save lives. wsws.org Neither the UAW nor Ford has addressed any of the safety issues inside the Kansas City Assembly plant since production restarted in May.

Michael Welch (2020-09-19). Cold War Thaw? Navalny Poisoning. Belarus Political Instability. NATO on Russia's Doorstep. globalresearch.ca "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 …

Fight Back (2020-09-19). UIC workers march, call for Gov. Pritzker to support their demands. fightbacknews.org 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…

WSWS (2020-09-19). White House bans TikTok and WeChat: A major intensification of internet censorship. wsws.org The move is an assault on freedom of expression and an effort to consolidate control of the internet by a handful of massive corporations working in partnership with the American government.

Rachael Rifkin (2020-09-19). Why We Need an Antiracist Education System. progressive.org In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests this summer, there's a growing movement for antiracist education across all subjects—especially history.

WSWS (2020-09-19). Colorado police conduct militarized arrests of Party for Socialism and Liberation members. wsws.org 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.

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

Sen. Scott Jensen (2020-09-19). US Hospitals Getting Paid More to Label Cause of Death as 'Coronavirus'. globalresearch.ca 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 …