2020-09-21: Social Media Postees

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Pompeo's "Humanitarian Intervention" in Latin America: Is Washington Planning A Coup In Venezuela Before The November Elections?
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
The US and its long-time Puppet state, Colombia are moving towards another attempt for regime change against Venezuela's President, Nicolas Maduro. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Latin American tour which included Colombia, Brazil, Guyana and Suriname, all share …
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The United States' Existential Challenge against China
tricontinental | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
US President Donald Trump and his 'war council' — led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — have amplified their aggression against China. What began as a trade dispute in the 1990s has now escalated into the United States making …
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Fourteen martyrs in the struggle against racist terror and Trumpism-fascism
Paul Street | mronline.org | 2020-09-21
Their names are not as familiar as George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, but these victims have paid the ultimate price, dying in the line of anti-racist and anti-fascist citizenship duty.
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Brazilian parliamentarians denounce gov't absence in combating wildfires in the Pantanal region
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-21
After a visit to the Pantanal wetlands, an ecosystem located in the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, a congressional oversight delegation testified at the Supreme Court on Saturday, September 19, highlighting the "notable absence" of the Federal government in efforts to combat wildfires in the region. | "We would like to ask for help from the Federal government to end the fires, allow for the ecosystem to recover and create a preventive strategy,"
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Plague Journal #26: What Future Grandkids Will Ask
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-09-21
By Larry Bensky / Berkeley, CA September 14, 2020 "Grandpa, do you remember the day the sun didn't come up?" "Couldn't have happened." "But there are videos. Look!" "Oh, that day. Actually, the sun came up. It just couldn't bring any light through the air." "Why not?" "Well it had to do with smoke and ash from fires that had been burning all around us for days." "And what happened when they… | Source…
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Dry weather continues to fuel historic wildfires in California, rains bring new dangers to Pacific Northwest
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
While fires continue to burn, destroying homes and displacing thousands, the Democrats and Republicans each seek to pass the blame onto each other.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/fire…

Catastrophic wildfires, corporate air pollution, and COVID-19: A collision of crises
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
The EPA loosened air pollution limits at the very time that coronavirus was becoming pandemic in the United States.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/cofi…

Why Do Americans Give Away So Much Control to Corporations?
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-21
We own our personal information. Yet, we give it totally free to the likes of Facebook, Google, Instagram, and YouTube, etc. so they can make trillions of dollars selling data on what we buy, what we like, what we think, and what we're addicted to in the marketplace. The advertisers then pester us 24/7 and even betray our trust. Imagine Alexa eavesdropping in our homes and businesses. High-tech companies should not be privy to our personal information.
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The U.S. Government Should Be Supporting International Law–Not Undermining It
Bob Flax | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-21
It's a sad day when the U.S. government openly assails the international law it helped to create. But that day came on September 2, 2020 when the U.S. government announced economic sanctions against top officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The reason? The officials were engaged in an ICC investigation of possible war crimes…
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Belarus: US Sponsored "Color Revolution" or "Union State Treaty" with Russia?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
Longtime incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko overwhelmingly defeated opposition candidates to remain in office. | US-designated puppet-in-waiting, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was chosen to serve Washington's imperial interests. | On Saturday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova slammed Brussels for meddling in Belarusian internal affairs, …
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'Between fire and fuel': Palestinians in Jerusalem town face eviction orders
Aseel Jundi | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-21
'Between fire and fuel': Palestinians in Jerusalem town face eviction orders | Families in Silwan challenge courts over laws that favour Israeli settlers | Aseel Jundi | Mon, 09/21/2020 – 10: 18 | Kayed Rajabi (L) and Nasser Rajabi (C-L) watch as settlers and their guards walk by (MEE/Aseel Jundi) | Reaching the Batn al-Hawa neighbourhood in the Palestinian town of Silwan in occupied Jerusalem is no easy tas…
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They Call for Assange's Immediate Release: Heads of state, prime ministers, parliamentarians, members of Congress, … demand Assange be set free
Lawyers for Assange | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
Check here for the latest update to this list. | As Julian Assange fights U.S. extradition at the Old Bailey in London, over one hundred eminent political figures, including 13 past and present heads of state, numerous ministers, members of parliament …
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Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 13
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
Friday gave us the most emotionally charged moments yet at the Assange hearing, showed that strange and sharp twists in the story are still arriving at the Old Bailey, and brought into sharp focus some questions about the handling and …
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Corporate publications hostile to exposure of CIA spying on Assange and their own reporters
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
Corporate publications rebuffed requests that they publish information on the spying, even when it targeted their own journalists.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/Copy of assa-s21.html

Corporate publications hostile to exposure of CIA spying on Assange and their own reporters
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
Corporate publications rebuffed requests that they publish information on the spying, even when it targeted their own journalists.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/assa…

They Call for Assange's Immediate Release: Lula, Rousseff, Morales, Zapatero, Corbyn, Correa, Paul, Galloway, Gravel, Varoufakis
Lawyers for Assange | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
Check here for the latest update to this list. | As Julian Assange fights U.S. extradition at the Old Bailey in London, over one hundred eminent political figures, including 13 past and present heads of state, numerous ministers, members of parliament …
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Legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg testifies at Assange extradition hearing
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-21
Kevin Gosztola, managing editor of Shadowproof, watched the trial and reports on Ellsberg's testimony.
therealnews.com/stories/whistleblower-el…

The trial of Julian Assange: Week 2
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-21
The second week of the trial portion of the extradition hearings of Julian Assange concluded on Friday. Witnesses highlighted the political nature of the US charges and the contributions of Assange and WikiLeaks…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/21/the-trial…

Pompeo Announces Funding for Welfare, Healthcare and Indigenous Support. In Venezuela
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-21
The sweeping $348 million aid package, which includes funding for healthcare, direct cash assistance, and even psychosocial support, runs in stark contradiction to a long-held US policy of sanctions on Venezuela.
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US Pompeo Venezuela Feature photo REGIME CHANGE TOUR Pompeo Announces Funding for Welfare, Healthcare and Indigenous Support. In Venezuela
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-21
The sweeping $348 million aid package, which includes funding for healthcare, direct cash assistance, and even psychosocial …
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Top 1% Responsible for Double the Carbon Emissions of Bottom Half: Oxfam
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-21
If the wealthiest ten percent of society continue to live as they do, the world's entire carbon budget will be blown by 2033, even if all other emissions drop to zero.
mintpressnews.com/top-1-create-double-co…

A Tribute To Kevin Zeese
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-21
Beloved U.S. activist Kevin Zeese was celebrated in a virtual tribute on Saturday, in which participants heard stories and praise on Kevin's work from journalist Chris Hedges, former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, Venezuelan Vice Foreign Minister Carlos Ron, international human rights activist Ajamu Baraka and many others. | Kevin Zeese, a father, public interest attorney, organizer and activist for 40 years who worked on a broad range of issues, passed away suddenly on September 6, 2020. | Due to the pandemic, the family opted to organize the online tribute to him, to bring together Kevin's friends, family…
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Why Do Americans Give Away So Much Control to Corporations?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-21
Ralph NADER | The American people own most of the wealth — private and public — and most of the information in the country. The top one percent do not. | The American people have most of the power in the country. The top one percent do not. | These assertions may surprise you, because the top one percent and the giant corporations work overtime to control what you own. This means they do not have to seize what you own so long as their control provides them with both riches and power over you. | Let's spell this out with specifics. Our Constitution starts with the words, "We the People…"; it doesn't…
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Greenwashing The US military, Julian Assange, RIP Kevin Zeese
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-21
The weather is getting more extreme by the year and conversations about climate change are growing along with it. So when Michael Moore made the movie 'Planet of the Humans', criticizing the corporate co-optation of the green movement, he came under attack from well-connected activists. Lee Camp reports on how Bill McKibben, one of the targets of Moore's movie, has adopted a role of helping some of the worst industries and institutions out there to greenwash their images. In an op-ed from a year ago, McKibben used his platform to rehabilitate the image of the US military.
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Call For Assange's Immediate Release
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-21
As Julian Assange fights U.S. extradition at the Old Bailey in London, over one hundred eminent political figures, including 13 past and present heads of state, numerous ministers, members of parliament and diplomats, have today denounced the illegality of the proceedings and appealed for Assange's immediate release. | The politicians from 27 different countries and from across the political spectrum have joined 189 independent international lawyers, judges, legal academics and lawyers' associations by endorsing their open letter to the UK Government…
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Assange on Trial: Torture Testimonies, Offers of Pardon and Truth Telling
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-21
The extradition trial of Julian Assange at the Old Bailey has moved into a higher gear. Testimonies spanned the importance of classified information in war journalism, the teasing offer of a pardon for Assange by US President Donald Trump, torture inflicted by the US Central Intelligence Agency, the chilling effect of indictments under the Extradition Act and the legacy of the Collateral Murder video.
counterpunch.org/2020/09/21/assange-on-t…

Diary of a Smoke Refugee
David Rovics | zcomm.org | 2020-09-21
The fires here in Oregon have further exposed the deep divisions in this society, as have all the other previous or ongoing catastrophes, from the 2008 financial crisis to the current global pandemic…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/diary-of-a-smoke-r…

From Mass Incarceration to Plan Colombia: Biden's Role in the Failed War on Drugs
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-21
Former vice president Biden has a sordid history of opposing progressive criminal justice legislation, spearheading draconian police and immigration measures, and playing a central role in waging America's failed war on drugs.
mintpressnews.com/mass-incarceration-pla…

China heightens Taiwan rhetoric amid US 'interference'
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-21
China on Monday criticized the US for a recent visit to Taiwan, accusing Washington of intervening in its territorial integrity.Addressing a press conference in Beijing, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said: "Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory and the so-called 'middle line' in the Taiwan Straits does not exist," the Global Times daily reported.The statement comes after the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force jets made rounds over the Taiwan Strait, while a top US official was on a visit to Taipei, triggering anger in Beijing.China claims Taiwan as a "breakaway province…
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Open Letter to the UK Prime Minister, Mr Boris Johnson, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland QC, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Dominic Raab and UK Home Secretary Priti Patel
Lawyers for Assange | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
Dear Prime Minister, | Dear Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, | Dear Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, | Dear Home Secretary, | We write to you as legal practitioners and legal academics to express our collective concerns about the violations …
globalresearch.ca/open-letter-to-the-uk-…

Rebounding Stocks, Surging Wealth for the Haves and 'Widespread Economic Misery' for the Have-Nots During Pandemic
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-21
"It's going to get worse because there is nothing for the people we surveyed who earn under $100,000 a year to fall back on." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The US' Latest Anti-Iranian Sanctions Will Worsen the Trade War with China
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
The US' latest anti-Iranian sanctions won't change much when it comes to the Islamic Republic's present economic predicament but will almost certainly provoke a worsening of the so-called "trade war" with China since the real intent seems to be to …
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Grandson of overthrown Chilean President Salvador Allende defends Venezuela against U.S. coup attempt
Ben Norton | mronline.org | 2020-09-21
The grandson of Chile's former elected socialist President Salvador Allende, who was toppled in a 1973 CIA-orchestrated military coup, has lived in Venezuela for 10 years. The Grayzone's Ben Norton interviewed Pablo Sepúlveda Allende in Caracas.
mronline.org/2020/09/21/grandson-of-over…

Maduro claims CIA spy arrested with explosives near oil refinery
Morning Star | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-21
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday that authorities had detained a former United States Marine and CIA operative after he was caught spying on two oil refineries. Speaking on national television, the Bolivarian leader said: "He was captured with heavy weapons, specialty weapons. He was captured with a great amount of cash in dollars …
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Life in the US Has the Hallmarks of a "Low-Grade War Zone"
Dahr Jamail | zcomm.org | 2020-09-21
Are we going to accept that we have a government that is out to get us?>…
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Remembering RBG: Legal Giant's Death Sparks Furious Fight in D.C. over Vacant Supreme Court Seat
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-21
We look at the life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as well as the future of the Supreme Court, in a wide-ranging interview with Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate, where she is the senior legal correspondent and Supreme Court reporter. Ginsburg died September 18 at the age of 87 after serving 27 years as a Supreme Court justice, where she became the most prominent member of the court's liberal wing. Her death just 46 days before the November election sets up a major political battle over her replacement, with President Trump and many Senate Republicans vowing to nominate and confirm a right-wing judge to…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/21/rbg_scotu…

"RBG": Film Director Reflects on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Lifelong Fight for Gender Equity
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-21
In her later years, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was internationally known simply as her initials — RBG — and a 2018 documentary film by the same name about Ginsburg's legal career, personal history and unexpected celebrity became a surprise smash hit. We speak with Julie Cohen, co-director of the Academy Award-nominated documentary "RBG," about Ginsburg's early years and leadership in fighting for equal rights for women, including arguing a case before the Supreme Court with all male justices who were condescending to her. "She never let that condescension get her down," notes Cohen. "Sh…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/21/rbg_julie…

"A National Tragedy": Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Friend & "Favorite Client" Remembers the Legal Icon
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-21
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg first gained fame in the 1970s when she co-founded the Women's Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union and argued six gender discrimination cases before the Supreme Court. One of those cases was Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld, which centered on a widower who was refused Social Security benefits after his wife died during childbirth. We speak with Stephen Wiesenfeld, who was told his gender made him ineligible and that only women were entitled to survivor's benefits. Ginsburg argued in the Supreme Court that denying fathers benefits because of their sex was unc…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/21/rbg_steph…

Diary of a Smoke Refugee
David Rovics | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-21
It's been quite a week here in Oregon. I know there are plenty of other horrors happening in the world. The invisible ones are the worst. Like tens of millions of children in the US going to bed hungry every night in recent weeks, or the tap water in Flint and Gaza continuing to be…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/21/diary-of-a-s…

'We Have To Be Ever More Vigilant' About The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-21
The agreement took some 25 years of diplomacy, negotiations back and forth, defining words, until finally a document was produced that 144 of the world's nations agreed to sign on September 13, 2007. That is except the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Those four nations considered the declaration for a few more years. The United States gave its agreement in December 2010 under the Obama administration. | The challenge of any international standard is implementation. Experts (when they are generous) call that a work in progress.
popularresistance.org/we-have-to-be-ever…

Chiapas, The Return Of Paz Y Justicia
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-21
Terror returned to Tila, Chiapas, hand in hand with the resurgence of the paramilitary group named Desarrollo, Paz y Justicia (Development, Peace and Justice). One after another, armed attacks, assassinations, sieges and all kinds of aggressions take place against the 836 ejido owners who reclaimed their territorial rights. | In the Northern Zone of Chiapas, between 1995 and 2000, Paz y Justicia assassinated more than 100 indigenous Chols, expelled at least 2,000 campesinos and their families from their communities, closed 45 Catholic churches, attacked Bishops Samuel Ruiz and Raúl Vera, stole more than 3,000 hea…
popularresistance.org/chiapas-the-return…

Facebook Suspends Hundreds of Accounts Over Online Event Targeting Coastal GasLink Pipeline
Greenpeace | indybay.org | 2020-09-21
Hundreds of individual accounts linked to Indigenous, environmental, and social justice organizations were suspended from Facebook because they were co-hosts of an online Facebook event targeting the Coastal GasLink pipeline majority funder.
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Israel's Knesset Votes Down Bill Guaranteeing Equality for Palestinian-Israelis, 21% of Population
Prof. Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
The London pan-Arab daily al-Quds al-Arabi (Arab Jerusalem) reports that the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, voted down a proposed basic law introduced by Yousef Jabareen on behalf of the Joint List. It aimed at altering the constitutional basis of the …
globalresearch.ca/affirming-jim-crow-isr…

Profit raten: On Coronavirus and Crisis
Michael Heinrich | mronline.org | 2020-09-21
Leftists are also arguing over a political-economic understanding of the conditions created by the virus. For example, in Konkret, Justin Monday criticized the current crisis rhetoric by indicating that the deployment of labour-power is not being fundamentally called into question, but only deferred.
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Wednesday 9/23: Crossing Borders in An Age of Anti-Immigrant Fascism
Revolution Books | indybay.org | 2020-09-21
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AOC Urges Democrats to Prevent Trump From Filling Ginsburg Vacancy
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-21
With President Donald Trump expected to nominate a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday evening urged Democrats in Congress to utilize "every procedural tool available to buy the country time" and ensure the vacancy is filled by the winner of the November presidential election. | "It's extraordinarily important that we understand the stakes of this vacancy," sai…
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Al-Aqsa preacher forbids chanting Israeli anthem
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-21
The preacher of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, has forbidden Muslims from chanting Israel's national anthem. | In an interview with Anadolu Agency on Monday, Sabri said the Israeli anthem includes words that allege the Jewish ownership of all Palestine, including Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. | He said those chanting the Israeli anthem in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are either "illiterates" or "Zionists". | Videos appeared on social media showing some Emiratis chanting and playing the Israeli anthem, in a move that came days after the UAE, Bahrain and Israel signed US-sponsored agree…
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Al-Aqsa preacher forbids chanting Israeli anthem
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-21
The preacher of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, has forbidden Muslims from chanting Israel's national anthem. | In an interview with Anadolu Agency on Monday, Sabri said the Israeli anthem includes words that allege the Jewish ownership of all Palestine, including Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. | He said those chanting the Israeli anthem in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are either "illiterates" or "Zionists". | Videos appeared on social media showing some Emiratis chanting and playing the Israeli anthem, in a move that came days after the UAE, Bahrain and Israel signed US-sponsored agree…
yenisafak.com/en/world/al-aqsa-preacher-…

Transit Workers Are Still Dying — With No End in Sight
Marcia Brown | socialistproject.ca | 2020-09-21
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, public-transit workers have been called "essential" and "heroes." Yard signs plaster suburbia with "Thank you essential workers" and "Essential workers are heroes." City apartment windows boast similar signs. And every day, these transit workers show up to work, exposed to hundreds of people a day, and transport other frontline essential workers to their jobs as nurses, grocery clerks, and other jobs we can't do without. | But their work has come at an appalling cost. Hundreds of these transit workers have died as a result of their exposure to the virus while at wo…
socialistproject.ca/2020/09/transit-work…

No Socialist Paradise: Sweden's COVID-19 Response Is Nothing to Envy
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-21
Eleanor Goldfield reports from Stockholm on how COVID-19 has laid bare the US-style capitalist reality creeping into Sweden's already struggling socialized programs. | Eleanor GOLDFIELD | From Djurgà•rden, I walk along the water on Strandvà§gen — a rising fall whips in a determined wind across the water, slicing at remnants of summer and carving pathways around centuries-old buildings. Colors like Nordic interior design catalogs look like they've been stirred among clouds — a muted vibrance that evokes a calm and stoic resolve. | Albeit quieter than a typical early fall day, there's a bustle…
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Socialists Have Long Fought to Disempower the Supreme Court
Samuel Moyn | zcomm.org | 2020-09-21
The Supreme Court has been a reactionary institution for most of its history. We need to take on its power and fight for real democracy in the United States…
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The Dangers of Nuclear War: Trump Regime Sabotaging New START Extension Talks with Russia?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
Throughout his tenure, Trump showed he's a deal-breaker, not maker — notably by unilaterally abandoning the landmark INF Treaty and JCPOA nuclear deal. | Extending New START is jeopardized. Expiring on February 5, 2021 if not renewed, the decade-ago agreement is …
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Next President Must Fill Ginsburg Seat
Bill Lueders | progressive.org | 2020-09-21
If our democracy is going to survive, Trump must not be allowed to pick her successor to the U.S. Supreme Court, unless he wins the next election.
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Remembering Stephen Cohen
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-21
Two prominent Americans Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Frand Cohen lost to cancer on the same day (September 18) is a great downer — at least for me. Of the two, Justice Ginsburg's stature, relative to the U.S. Supreme Court and her prior background, has understandably received the greater media coverage. Notwithstanding, Dr. Cohen's relevance to the coverage of Russia in the U.S. and his scholarly pursuits are nothing to gloss over. | An accomplished academic, Cohen was the leading English language mass media TV talking head on Russia. Over the past several months, I suspected that something ominous was u…
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Americans strongly favored filling any Supreme Court opening in 2020 — until there was a vacant SCOTUS seat, polls show
rt.com | 2020-09-21
Two-thirds of US voters said as recently as September 15 that any Supreme Court vacancies should be filled without delay before November's election, but some of that support vanished when hypothetical became reality. | A Marquette Law School poll conducted from September 8 to September 15 — ending just three days before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death — found that 67 percent of Americans said hearings on a new nominee to the Supreme Court sh…
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The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: What to Learn From Her Successes and Failures
Betty Medsger | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-21
The death of Justice Ginsburg is a great tragedy on multiple levels. She was deeply respected, even beloved, for a lifetime dedicated to guaranteeing justice and equality for people who did not yet have it. She did this before and after she was appointed to the Supreme Court. It is highly unlikely that either President…
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Trump says he will announce US Supreme Court nominee Friday or Saturday
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-21
President Donald Trump said on Monday he is looking at four or five jurists to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court and he will announce his nominee on Friday or Saturday.The Republican president said in an interview with Fox News that he wanted to wait out of respect for Ginsburg, a liberal justice who died on Friday at age 87. "We should wait until the services are over for Justice Ginsburg," he said.
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The Supreme Court Is Misaligned With the Will of This Country. Will We Resist?
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-21
We look at the life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as well as the future of the Supreme Court, in a wide-ranging interview with Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate, where she is the senior legal correspondent and Supreme Court reporter. Ginsburg died September 18 at the age of 87 after serving 27 years as a Supreme Court justice, where she became the most prominent member of the court's liberal wing. Her death just 46 days before the November election sets up a major political battle ove…
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The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020)
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
With around-the-clock tributes, the American media is presenting the late Supreme Court justice as a "progressive icon" and a "trailblazing feminist."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/rbg-…

RBG's death: A time to mourn but also to organize
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-21
Immediately upon hearing of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the night of Rosh Hashanah, thousands massed spontaneously in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington to mourn. They recognized, and on Sunday Joe Biden reminded us, that the first person to die in the Jewish New Year is a soul of …
peoplesworld.org/article/rbgs-death-a-ti…

Pro-Women's Rights Supreme Court Judge Ruth Ginsburg Utterly Ignored Palestinian Genocide
Gideon Polya | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-21
On the occasion of the death of the remarkable, pro-women's rights US Supreme Court judge but fervent supporter of genocidally racist Zionism, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), one notes that in her outstanding over 60 year career she was utterly silent about the human rights of Palestinians, and that women and children are 75% of the …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/pro-womens-ri…

Supreme Court fight deepens political crisis surrounding US elections
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
The death of liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has created a vacancy on the highest US judicial panel that President Trump aims to fill with an ultra-right nominee.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/gins…

Amy McGrath raised millions after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Is it all wasted?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-21
After the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Democrats around the country began donating to Senate races in an effort to remove McConnell as majority leader.
therealnews.com/columns/mcgrath-raised-m…

Trump Spreads Misinformation With Claim That Dems Wrote Ginsburg's Dying Wish
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-21
President Trump made false assertions on Monday regarding the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish, insinuating that her request to have her successor named after the election was crafted by leading Democrats in Congress. | The president did not provide any evidence to back up his claim. | Trump made the statement during an interview on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program while discussing Ginsburg's passing over the weekend. When one of the hosts mentioned the late justic…
truthout.org/articles/trump-spreads-misi…

With Planet and the Future on the Line, Sunrise Movement Doubles Down on 2020 After RBG's Death
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-21
The Sunrise Movement on Monday launched a new swing state mobilization campaign, aiming to lead the way as Democrats fight to get out the vote among young Americans, pressure Republican senators to delay a vote on a new U.S. Supreme Court justice, and flip the Senate and the White House on November 3. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/09/21/planet-…

Sunday 9/20: Call to Action: Honor RBG Supreme Court Organizing Call w/ Demand Justice
Demand Justice. | indybay.org | 2020-09-21
Online…
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Pakistan court halts terror suspect's extradition to US
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-21
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday halted the extradition to the US of a Pakistani-American terror suspect until further orders, local media reported.A two-judge bench, led by Justice Mushir Alam, barred the government from handing over Talha Haroon, who is reportedly in his early 20s, to Washington on the petition of his father, local broadcaster Express News reported.The FBI accuses Haroon of being a Daesh/ISIS sympathizer, and involved in planning of multiple terror attacks. Also, according to FBI, he wanted to carry out Paris-style attacks in New York City in June 2016.In Nov, 2015, terrorists carried out a s…
yenisafak.com/en/world/pakistan-court-ha…

As Trump Plans to Name SCOTUS Nominee This Week, 62% of Americans Oppose Plan to Confirm Ginsburg's Successor Before Election
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-21
Following a weekend of vigils and demonstrations in Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities, where Americans demanded that President Donald Trump refrain from nominating a new Supreme Court Justice in the run-up to the general election, the president announced Monday that he plans to name a nominee late this week. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/09/21/trump-p…

Bill Gates' Global Agenda and How We Can Resist His War on Life
Vandana Shiva | commondreams.org | 2020-09-21
As I look to the future in a world of Gates and Tech Barons, I see a humanity that is further polarized into large numbers of 'throw away' people who have no place in the new Empire.(Photo by Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/09/21/bill-g…

Defence minister launches propaganda blitz ahead of Commons war crime debate
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2020-09-21
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has launched a propaganda blitz ahead of a Commons debate on a controversial war crimes bill. Critics say the bill could decriminalise torture, damage human rights, and help authoritarian regimes. | Due to be debated by MPs on 23 September, the overseas operations bill aims to introduce radical new limitations on prosecution for allegations of abuse by troops during wartime. | The Tories have been trying to loosen the laws which govern war throughout their time in power, fram…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/09/21/defence…

Obstacles to French success in Lebanon: Saudi Arabia and the US
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-21
A US counterterrorism official has claimed that Hezbollah "is stocking ammonium nitrate in France, Italy, Greece, Spain and Switzerland". The French Foreign Ministry responded that these allegations were untrue. Consequently, it dealt a direct blow to the American administration, which is working in Brussels to place Hezbollah with its military and political wings on the EU's terrorist list. France enjoys enough influence within the corridors of the European Union and the European Parliament to stand as an impediment to the American plans. For France, it is not a matter of love or support for Hezbollah, but rathe…
thealtworld.com/elijah_magnier/obstacles…

Administration Sued for Records Detailing U.S. Role on Behalf of Glyphosate-maker Bayer in Pressuring Thailand to Reverse Plan to Ban Pesticide

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
The Center for Biological Diversity sued the administration for public records detailing the U.S. government's efforts on behalf of Bayer, the maker of the herbicide glyphosate, to convince Thailand last year to reverse its planned ban of the cancer-linked chemical….
globalresearch.ca/administration-sued-re…

Bridging Individualism and Community to Sustain our Democracy
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-21
The U.S. stands out since its creation as championing the rights of all individuals, as proclaimed in the Declaration that Jefferson wrote for the new nation. Always clever, Jefferson substituted "pursuit of happiness" for "possessing property" in order to cast a wider net. Although initially those who did not own enough property, or were women…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/21/bridging-ind…

Egypt: Villages witness limited anti-Sisi protests amid fears of crackdown
MEE correspondent | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-21
Egypt: Villages witness limited anti-Sisi protests amid fears of crackdown | Only a few dozen Egyptians took part in demonstrations on Sunday to commemorate last year's 20 September anti-corruption protests | MEE correspondent | Mon, 09/21/2020 – 11: 11 | Egyptian security forces intensified their presence in major squares in the capital on Sunday (File/AFP) | Dozens of Egyptians took part in small anti-go…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-village…

SPLC Statement on the Passing of Rev. Robert S. Graetz Jr
splcenter.org | 2020-09-21
splcenter.org/news/2020/09/21/splc-state…

"Unethical" and "astonishing" — Serco lands another £45m for 'failing' COVID Test and Trace scheme
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-09-21
By Caroline Malloy: The outsourcing giant Serco has won an additional £45m to provide COVID test centres, openDemocracy reveals. The multi-million-pound deal has not been made public but provides a major additional role for the controversial firm in the UK's troubled Test and Trace scheme, which has come under fire as infection rates rise across …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/unethical-and-astonishing-serco-lands-another-45m-for-failing-covid-test-and-trace-scheme/

UN states have 'responsibility' to enforce Iran sanctions, Pompeo says
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-21
UN states have 'responsibility' to enforce Iran sanctions, Pompeo says | Iran's Mohammad Javad Zariff dismisses new sanctions and says the Trump administration is standing 'against the entire world' | MEE staff | Mon, 09/21/2020 – 17: 56 | Six top US officials gathered for a news conference to announce sanctions against Iran on Monday (AFP) | The Trump administration has announced a new round of sanctions against Iran, st…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/un-states-hav…

US sanctions in Syria are killing people, even if Trump never killed Assad
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-21
U.S. sanctions are "stopping any rebuilding of Syria" and "promoting civil wars," says Joshua Landis, a University of Oklahoma Middle East scholar. He says rather than hurting Assad, sanctions have hurt Syrian civilians.
therealnews.com/columns/us-sanctions-in-…

ILWU members ratify industry's first-ever veterinary workers contract
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-21
peoplesworld.org/article/ilwu-members-ra…

LAPD releases video of officer shooting protester in groin with projectile
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-21
The LAPD is investigating the incident due to the fact that the protester was not posing an immediate threat to anyone when the officer shot him.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/21/lapd-relea…

Arabic press review: Kuwait renews its rejection of normalisation with Israel
Mohammad Ayesh | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-21
Arabic press review: Kuwait renews its rejection of normalisation with Israel | Meanwhile, UAE rabbi blows a shofar to mark Jewish new year in Dubai, and Lebanon faces severe shortages of essential medicine | Mohammad Ayesh | Mon, 09/21/2020 – 14: 08 | Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim speaks inside the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Kuwait City on 15 May 2018 to protest against the US decis…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/arabic-press-…

Greeks honor memory of Pavlos Fyssas who fell victim to fascism
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-21
On the seventh anniversary of his martyrdom, communists and progressive forces across Greece paid homage to the memory of Pavlos Fyssas who was killed by a member of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party in 2013.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/21/greeks-ho…

New California laws: Family leave, COVID protections, tax credits for undocumented
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-21
Among bills Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law last week are measures to strengthen family leave provisions for California workers, to require companies to tell their workers if they have been exposed to COVID-19, and to increase access to workers compensation benefits for workers exposed on the job. When Senate Bill 1383, by State Sen. …
peoplesworld.org/article/new-california-…

Mass USPS mask mailing nixed by Trump could have cut COVID deaths by 88%
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-21
A late-March and early-April plan by the USPS to mail five free reusable masks to every household in America, blocked by Trump who wanted to downplay the virus, has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths that could have been avoided. The scuttled safety measure was exposed by the dump of thousands of documents from …
peoplesworld.org/article/mass-usps-mask-…

Tediously analyzing Biden won't get us far; it's time to mobilize and organize
Art Perlo | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-21
Knocking on doors in my diverse, low- to middle-income working-class neighborhood, almost everyone I talk to says they will vote to dump Trump and elect Biden-Harris. The next six weeks will see a struggle critical to the future of our country and all of humanity. Claims to leadership in…
peoplesworld.org/article/tediously-analy…

Deux obstacles au succès de la France au Liban : l'Arabie saoudite et les USA
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-21
Un responsable américain de la lutte antiterroriste a affirmé que le Hezbollah ´ entrepose du nitrate d'ammonium en France, en Italie, en Grèce, en Espagne et en Suisse ª. Le ministère des Affaires étrangères de la France a répondu que ces allégations étaient fausses, portant ainsi un coup direct à l'administration américaine, qui travaille de connivence avec Bruxelles pour mettre les ailes militaires et politiques du Hezbollah sur la liste des organisations terroristes de l'UE. La France possède une influence suffisante dans les couloirs de l'Union européenne et du Parlement européen pour faire obstac…
thealtworld.com/elijah_magnier/deux-obst…

SEIU calls off health care strike in Minnesota after Allina hospital system threatens legal action
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
The cancellation of the strike comes as 4,000 workers at the University of Illinois at Chicago in SEIU Local 73 remain on picket lines in Chicago, Peoria, Rockford and Urbana.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/minn…

Spain violated inclusive education right of child with disabilities, independent committee finds
news.un.org | 2020-09-21
Spain violated the right to inclusive education of a child with disabilities, an independent UN human rights committee, has found, calling on the country end any educational segregation of students with disabilities in both special education and mainstream schools.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/09/1…

Erich Maria Remarque's anti-war novel 'All Quiet on the Western Front'
Jenny Farrell | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-21
World War I was termed the war that would end all wars, so great was the horror of this new, diabolical stage of industrial annihilation. We know today that without seriously addressing the causes of war, the greed for new markets and spheres of power, wars will continue, no matter what. However, WWI gave birth …
peoplesworld.org/article/erich-maria-rem…

The COVID-19 Crisis in the UK. Towards a Full Lockdown?
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
Big Guns: Groups of more than six in the park are lawbreaking — but groups of 30 with big guns killing stuff is not. Who are the landowners who own England's vast grouse moors? As Who Owns England has previously …
globalresearch.ca/the-covid-19-crisis-in…

Bahrain says foiled 'terrorist attack' backed by Iran in early 2020
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-21
Bahrain says foiled 'terrorist attack' backed by Iran in early 2020 | Interior ministry said attack had been planned to avenge the January killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani | MEE and agencies | Mon, 09/21/2020 – 08: 34 | Bahrain said the planned attack was backed by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (AFP) | Bahrain's interior ministry said on Sunday it had foiled a "terrorist attack" early t…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/bahrain-terro…

Trump's Scorched-Earth Policy
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-21
It is a recent tradition among occupants of the White House, as they head out of office, to play a few practical jokes on their successors. The Clinton administration jesters, for instance, removed all the Ws from White House keyboards before handing over the keys to George W. Bush's transition team. The Obama administration left behind books authored by Barack Obama for Trump's incoming press team.
counterpunch.org/2020/09/21/trumps-scorc…

UK firms awarded billions in NHS/government contracts amid failure of COVID-19 testing system
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
The largest intended privatisation is the £100 billion-plus expansion of the national coronavirus testing programme "Operation Moonshot."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/priv…

Los Angeles educators form rank-and-file safety committee to oppose unsafe school reopening
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
The Los Angeles Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee has been established to protect the district's students, teachers and staff from the deadly virus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/laus…

Change and decay: A time of transition
Graham Peebles | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-21
Ancient divisions are being strengthened, new divisions fermented, injustices highlighted; under the action of cleavage all are being drawn to the polluted surface of human affairs.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/21/change-and…

The possibility that Trump will not voluntarily leave
Sen. Bernie Sanders | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-21
Yes. This is a presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Yes. This is an election about health care, education, the economy, climate change, criminal justice, and so many other important issues. More importantly, however, this is an election about whether or not we retain American democracy. This is an election we must not …
peoplesworld.org/article/the-possibility…

Lies, Damned Lies and Health Statistics — The Deadly Danger of False Positives
Dr. Mike Yeadon | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21

| I never expected to be writing something like this. I am an ordinary person, recently semi-retired from a career in the pharmaceutical industry and biotech, where I spent over 30 years trying to solve problems of disease understanding and seek |

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globalresearch.ca/lies-damned-lies-healt…

This week in history: September 21-27
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
25 years ago: Former Italian Prime Minister Andreotti goes on trial On September 26, 1995, seven-time Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti went on trial in Palermo, facing charges of serving as a longtime front man for the Sicilian Mafia. More than 500 witnesses were expected to be called on in the nationally televised trial, the culmination of the series of scandal investigations which destroyed…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/twih…

In the Night Kitchen of the Next Election: a Parody
Ipek S. Burnett | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-21
With apologies to Maurice Sendak. Did you ever hear of Mickey, how he heard a racket in the election year (Trump) (Sanders, Bloomberg, Warren) (Biden) and shouted QUIET DOWN THERE! And fell through the spectacle, out of his discernment Past the skepticism & the citizens sleeping tight (Oh) (Aah) (Ooh) (Democrats! Republicans!) Into the dark…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/21/in-the-night…

Trump's Destruction of America Started With Reagan
Thom Hartmann | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-21
Donald Trump and his billionaire buddies are letting America die. The billionaires who make their money from fossil fuels have bought off Trump and Republicans so that they're denying climate change while a dozen states in the West burn and the Gulf Coast is repeatedly ravaged by hurricanes. Firefighters are using dogs to identify the…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/21/trumps-destr…

Smoking Gun: Crisis? What Crisis?
progressive.org | 2020-09-21
A timeline of the pandemic warning signs ignored by the Trump Administration.
progressive.org/magazine/smoking-gun-cri…

'We Are Taking on Goliath': Activists in Rochester Demand Justice for Daniel Prude
James Goodman | progressive.org | 2020-09-21
Despite a police crackdown, protesters continue to press for a new vision of public safety.
progressive.org/dispatches/activists-roc…

Combustible insulation used on Grenfell Tower was sold at a heavy discount to building company
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
The Celotex RS5000 insulation–found by the Grenfell Inquiry as "more likely than not" to have contributed to the 2017 inferno–was sold to Harley Facades at a 47.5 percent discount.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/gren…

What the Flint Water Crisis Meant for My Family
Nakiya Wakes | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
In 2015, my life fell apart. | The first signs of trouble came from my son Jaylon. He was five years old and, although he struggled with ADHD, perfectly healthy. But then he started acting out in ways he never had …
globalresearch.ca/what-flint-water-crisi…

Schools Perpetuating "Unsupported Overreaction to the Coronavirus"
Dr. Ronald B. Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
In his recent paper, Dr. Ron B. Brown PhD writes: | "Students have been reprimanded and threatened for not following strict social-distancing rules at social events, even as the incumbent President of the United States flaunts the same social-distancing rules …
globalresearch.ca/schools-perpetuating-u…

The Lekra spirit lives: Martin Aleida on Indonesia's revolutionary cultural group
Tings Chak | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-21
Literature that defends victims, not power. | Martin Aleida gives a testimony at the International People ¥s Tribunal in The Hague in November, 2015 | "It was the worst when I was released. That's the biggest prison I had to face." | Martin Aleida recalls the moment he was released from prison at the end of 1966. The then 22-year-old writer emerged from nearly a year behind bars to a Jakarta where his friends could not be found. His workplace, Harian Rakyat ('The People's Daily'), the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) was no longer. His Party and cultural organization, Lekra, was ba…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/21/the-lekra…

UK unions use "consultative" strike ballots to suppress class struggle
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
The consultative ballot never implies action being taken, even if a massive vote in favour is returned.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/cons…

Russian jets strike rebel-held bastion in northwestern Syria
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-21
Russian jets strike rebel-held bastion in northwestern Syria | Witnesses say Sunday's bombings in Idlib were the most extensive since a ceasefire was agreed in March by Russia and Turkey | MEE and agencies | Mon, 09/21/2020 – 10: 39 | Smoke billows following a reported Russian air strike on the western countryside of the mostly rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, on 20 September 2020 (AFP) | Syrian oppositi…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/syria-russia-…

Iran will not renegotiate nuclear deal if Biden wins US presidency, Zarif says
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-21
Iran will not renegotiate nuclear deal if Biden wins US presidency, Zarif says | Iranian foreign minister said returning to the terms of the accord should happen 'without conditions' | MEE staff | Mon, 09/21/2020 – 18: 06 | Iran's foreign minister said the outcome of the US election was irrelevant to returning to the 2015 nuclear deal (AFP/File photo) | Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Teh…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/iran-zarif-nu…

How woke is this new show? Hint: it's actually called 'Woke'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-21
Cartoonist Keith Knight's dramedy "Woke" is a semi-autobiographical mixing of political consciousness with outrageous humor and surreal animation.
therealnews.com/stories/how-woke-is-this…

Who runs the University of Illinois?
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
An examination of the university's Board of Trustees shows the political forces arrayed against the nearly 5,000 nurses and university workers who have gone on strike.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/uici…

Popular radicalism in the 1930s
Chris Wright | mronline.org | 2020-09-21
At a time when unemployment is skyrocketing in the U.S. and millions of out-of-work Americans have been abandoned by the federal government, it may be of interest to consider how an earlier generation responded to an even greater crisis, the Great Depression (1929-1936).
mronline.org/2020/09/21/popular-radicali…

Lufthansa prepares to double job cuts to nearly 40,000
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
Lufthansa is considering reducing its current workforce by about 30 percent or almost twice as many as the German airline announced at the end of June.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/luft…

Trump's Mideast Mirage
Eric Margolis | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
The Trump administration, desperate for some good news, just manufactured its own news by confecting a 'peace' deal between Israel and a bunch of pipsqueak Arab monarchies — just in time for November US elections. | The Gulf monarchies — the …
globalresearch.ca/trump-mideast-mirage/5…

Trump: The Novel Coronated Virus
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-21
I recently reviewed Mike Davis' The Monster Enters (2020), an update of his book, The Monster at the Door (2017), which was a warning that we were terrifyingly close to suffering a flu virus pandemic that could wipe out millions of people, unless the world worked together to develop a universal vaccine (suspending the profit…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/21/trump-the-no…

Law-lessness & dis-order: The core of Trump's hellacious hypocrisy
Robert S. Becker | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-21
Only the greatest criminal con artist would dream of leaning on law and order when all else fails.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/21/law-lessne…

Smart Ass Cripple: Waiting (and Waiting) for Social Security Disability
Mike Ervin | progressive.org | 2020-09-21
The program's delays and inefficiencies are like an absurdist play.
progressive.org/dispatches/waiting-for-s…

Remembering Ike, Our Unexpected Egalitarian
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-21
In normal times, the dedication of a new presidential memorial right in the heart of Washington, D.C. would be much more than fairly big news. Pundits the nation over would find the dedication an irresistible opportunity for pontification about the legacy of the newly honored national leader. But we don't live in normal times, and…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/21/remembering-…

Trump Administration Announces 'Third Party' Sanctions on Iran
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
The Trump administration declared Saturday [1] that all UN sanctions against Iran had been restored, and that its triggering of the "snapback" mechanism in the UN Security Council resolution that enshrined the 2015 Iran nuclear deal had taken effect at …
globalresearch.ca/trump-administration-a…

Hundreds of Thousands of Migratory Birds 'Falling Out of the Sky' in the Southwest
Jordan Davidson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
The American Southwest is witnessing a horrific and inexplicable phenomenon, likely due to the climate crisis: hundreds of thousands of migratory birds are dying off. The birds seem to be just "falling out of the sky," as The Guardian…
globalresearch.ca/hundreds-thousands-mig…

The Stranger on Netflix: A world of secrets, unraveled
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
A suburban father's life is upended when a stranger reveals a devastating secret.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/stra…

Tens of thousands of Thai protesters call for a new constitution
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
An estimated 50,000 people gathered at Bangkok's Thammasat University on Saturday night, with some protest leaders urging a general strike.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/thai…

New York City school bus drivers and educators face common struggle against unsafe openings
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
School bus drivers will begin transporting thousands of special education children today, as the nation's largest school district prepares to restart in-person instruction by September 29.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/nycs…

President Trump gives preliminary approval to takeover of TikTok by Oracle and Walmart
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
In an unprecedented act of imperialist piracy, the assets of Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok are being handed over to Oracle, Walmart and group of private investors.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/tikt…

Jacobin magazine embraces Trump administration's murderous "herd immunity" policy
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
On Saturday, Jacobin magazine published an extended interview with anti-lockdown activist Martin Kulldorff, who demanded that "schools and universities should reopen" because "young, healthy people contribute to…herd immunity."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/jaco…

Did the US Draw up a Plan to Drop 80 Nuclear Weapons on North Korea?
Thomas Newdick | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
Current nuclear war plans are among any nuclear-armed military's most closely guarded secrets. Details of one such attack plan recently became available, however, revealing that the United States envisaged using 80 nuclear weapons in case of war with North Korea. …
globalresearch.ca/united-states-draw-up-…

University of Melbourne student union enforces club affiliation requirement amid pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
The student union's demands will serve only to disaffiliate clubs, compounding the destructive impact of the COVID-19 crisis on cultural and political life on campus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/iyse…

San Diego County seeks to exclude university outbreaks to undercount coronavirus cases
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
As COVID-19 cases skyrocket, San Diego County supervisors are lobbying to artificially lower case numbers by excluding the recent outbreak at San Diego State University.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/sdsu…

Turkey pursues legal action against Greek newspaper insulting Erdogan
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-21
Turkey pursues legal action against Greek newspaper insulting Erdogan | Dimokratia's front page telling Turkish president to 'fuck off' prompts Ankara's prosecutors to open an investigation | Ragip Soylu | Mon, 09/21/2020 – 12: 50 | Dimokratia's front page has caused a furore in Turkey (Screenshot) | Turkish prosecutors on Monday launched an investigation into Greek newspaper Dimokratia and its editors after it publis…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-greece…

WHO condemns governments' failure to prepare for pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
The pandemic has exposed the contradiction between the highly integrated nature of modern society and the outmoded and irrational nation-state system of capitalism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/pers…

Beyond the mainstream
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2020-09-21
This is certainly not the first time people have looked beyond mainstream economics.
mronline.org/2020/09/21/beyond-the-mains…

Beyond Fighting the Last Trade War
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-21
I have long enjoyed reading Matthew Klein's columns in the Financial Times and elsewhere. They are invariably insightful and I have learned much from them. I am less familiar with Michael Pettis' work, but I have liked what I have read. Therefore, I expected a lot from their book, Trade Wars are Class Wars, and…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/21/beyond-fight…

In Bolivia, Washington has replicated past fascist horrors
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-21
The campaigns from imperialist propaganda operatives to brand Bolivia's coup regime as some sort of example of progressive governance, or as in any way superior to the Morales government on human rights, have been pure smoke and mirrors.
mronline.org/2020/09/21/in-bolivia-washi…

Facebook blocks dozens of accounts just days ahead of anti-pipeline social media campaign
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-21
Dozens of Facebook accounts were blocked ahead of a scheduled social media campaign against the Coastal GasLink project, in support of the Wet'suwet'en tribe in Canada…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/21/facebook-…

Anti-government protests in Egypt mark anniversary of landmark agitation
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-21
Hundreds of protesters came out in different cities of Egypt denouncing president Sisi's regime despite a pre-emptive crackdown by the government. These come a year after similar massive protests…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/21/anti-gove…

Protest marches to Attorney General Ellison home demanding action against police crimes
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-21
Minneapolis, MN – Nearly 200 people gathered at Plymouth and James Avenues, the memorial site where Jamar Clark was killed in 2015, answering the call of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression – of which Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar (TCC4J) is a member – for a September 19 national day of action against police crimes. | The protest was organized under the demands for community control of the police, withdrawal of federal troops, and an end to white supremacist violence. | Protesters, led by TCC4J emcees Jae Yates and DeShaun McDonald, marched to the North Minneapolis home of…
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Kevin Cooper: Surviving Death Row and COVID-19 in San Quentin
Dennis Bernstein | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-21
Kevin Cooper has been incarcerated for over 37 years (35 years on death Row) for the murder of the Ryan family and child guest Christopher Hughes, a brutal crime he doggedly maintains he did not commit. Currently, having exhausted appeals through the courts, Kevin is requesting that Governor Newsom order an innocence investigation to consider all the evidence that points to others and exonerates Kevin Cooper. Gov. Newsom has ordered DNA testing which has almost been completed at this time.
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Los Angeles sheriff terrorizes residents and attacks critics following shooting of two deputies
wsws.org | 2020-09-21
Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva continues to lay blame on demonstrators and critics for the shooting of two deputies one week ago by a still unidentified assailant.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/21/poli…

Are You Ready for a Guaranteed Income for All?
Bo Filter | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-21
The world-wide collapsing economies and collapsing ecosystems together create such a catastrophic storm that all versions of buttoning down the hatches and weathering it out simply won't work. The history of economy has been to tear at the earth until life itself cannot be sustained. The western addiction to profit at any cost has opened …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/are-you-ready…

Police Operation Arrests Anti-Racist Organizers
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-21
Aurora, CO – Police agencies in the Denver area arrested anti-racist organizers in a coordinated assault today. People were arrested in a Home Depot parking lot, at their homes, and after they were pulled over while driving. Those arrested were the leaders to demand justice for Elijah McClain, who was brutally murdered by the Aurora Police Department. They are still in jail, with the exception of one person. They are facing multiple felony charges and years in prison in an obvious frame-up aimed at stopping the movement for justice for Elijah McClain.
popularresistance.org/police-operation-a…

The Creeping Socialism Republicans Cannot Understand
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-21
Having a foreign-born U.S. citizen come on stage at the Republican National Convention to praise the greatness of the Republican view of the American experience is a fantastic idea. It is easy to believe in the religion or state ideology that you are born into, it is another thing entirely to completely change your views and consciously commit to a new set of beliefs as an adult. Essentially, converts tend to be more hardcore, which is a great reason to have this type of person give an impassioned personal speech at your big party gathering. The problem is when the focus of American superiority is so narrowly and…
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FinCEN Files Highlight Need to Overhaul and Prioritize Dirty Money Fight
commondreams.org | 2020-09-21
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50,000+ People Tell CDC to Extend No-Sail Order for Cruise Ships
commondreams.org | 2020-09-21
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Fracking and Petrochemicals Create Fewer Pennsylvania Jobs Than Clean Energy
commondreams.org | 2020-09-21
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Watchdog Responds to 200K U.S. Deaths
commondreams.org | 2020-09-21
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New Corporate Accountability Campaign Puts Six Major Companies On Notice For Anti-Choice Political Giving
commondreams.org | 2020-09-21
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In Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 'We Dissent'
commondreams.org | 2020-09-21
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The New Faces Of BC's Old-Growth Activism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-21
Torrance Coste's dusty Nissan XTerra disappears in a cloud of grey dirt. He's checking out recent logging activity around Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park on southern Vancouver Island for the Wilderness Committee. I'm trailing behind, trying not to blow a tire, lose his taillights, or get run off the road. | Another logging truck smokes past — the eighth so far this morning. It's stacked with old-growth hemlock and a red cedar at least a metre thick. A few minutes later, we're stopped by a pile of tree carcasses blocking the road. Active logging. No entry.
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Morgan Stanley Sets Net-Zero Financed Emissions Target Without Key Details
commondreams.org | 2020-09-21
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Sweden's COVID-19 Response Is Nothing To Envy
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-21
From Djurgà•rden, I walk along the water on Strandvà§gen — a rising fall whips in a determined wind across the water, slicing at remnants of summer and carving pathways around centuries-old buildings. Colors like Nordic interior design catalogs look like they've been stirred among clouds — a muted vibrance that evokes a calm and stoic resolve. | Albeit quieter than a typical early fall day, there's a bustle. People are out and their faces are bare. Buses and trolleys roll by and not a mask can be seen inside. Scuffed and faded stickers on the street remind people to keep their distance yet t…
popularresistance.org/swedens-covid-19-r…

What Does A "Safe Return" To School Look Like?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-21
Demands for stu ≠dents and edu ≠ca ≠tors to return to in-per ≠son school ≠ing dur ≠ing the pan ≠dem ≠ic are com ≠ing from Democ ≠rats and Repub ≠li ≠cans, both claim ≠ing the return is nec ≠es ≠sary not just to pro ≠vide high-qual ≠i ≠ty edu ≠ca ≠tion, but to save the econ ≠o ≠my and get par ≠ents back to work. The nar ≠ra ≠tive con ≠scious ≠ly exploits the needs of par ≠ents who may not have health ≠care and who rely on pub ≠lic schools to care for and edu ≠cate their chil ≠dren while they work. It pits par ≠ents,…
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Statement on International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations
commondreams.org | 2020-09-21
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Life In The US Has The Hallmarks Of A "Low-Grade War Zone"
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-21
Countless red flags have sprung up in recent months indicating a creeping authoritarianism coming into full form. Vigilante forms of far right "justice" have become commonplace, as in the high-profile case of 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the numerous cases of far right violence and intimidation directed at Black Lives Matter activists since nationwide protests erupted in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd in May. The president dog-whistles to his white supremacist base regularly, and may not even accept the election results this November if he loses.
popularresistance.org/life-in-the-us-has…

Morgan Stanley Commitments to Reach Net-Zero Financed Emissions by 2050
commondreams.org | 2020-09-21
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Reclaim Public Medicine For Public Health
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-21
Far too many people have suffered and died because our medicines and medical products system was not prepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with prompt and universal access to reliable tests, treatments, and vaccines. Governments, non-profits, and industry in the U.S. and around the world are working furiously to catch up. But their efforts have been hampered by fundamental flaws in our profit-driven pharmaceutical industry. | For Americans with diabetes, cancer, asthma, infectious diseases, mental illnesses, and a myriad of other health issues, those flaws have been causing suffering and even death for dec…
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Environment America Unveils New Initiatives During Climate Week
commondreams.org | 2020-09-21
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Tony Blair's Grubby Fingerprints on Trump's Mideast Deals Spells War, Not Peace
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-21
Cynics of the "historic" peace deals signed this week at the White House between Gulf Arab rulers and Israel were further emboldened in their criticism with reports that former British premier Tony Blair was a leading mediator behind the development. | U.S. President Donald Trump hailed the normalization of diplomatic ties between on the one hand the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, and on the other Israel, as the "da…
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Members of Congress to Introduce Resolution Supporting Juliana Climate Case Plaintiffs and Other Youths
commondreams.org | 2020-09-21
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Dangerous Streamlining: Emergencies, Militarisation and Civil Liberties
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-21
Be wary of anyone insistent on using the word "streamline" in the context of policy and planning. It suggests a suspicion of sound procedure, due process and keen scrutiny. The streamliner hates accountability, attacks the world of red tape and suggests that barriers be removed. Cut the tape; free the decision maker. The streamline obsessives …
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Dangerous Streamlining: Emergencies, Militarisation and Civil Liberties
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-21
Be wary of anyone insistent on using the word "streamline" in the context of policy and planning. It suggests a suspicion of sound procedure, due process and keen scrutiny. The streamliner hates accountability, attacks the world of red tape and …
globalresearch.ca/emergencies-militarisa…

CDC publishes, then DELETES, new guidelines warning of aerosol Covid-19 transmission, contradicting WHO
rt.com | 2020-09-21
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added to the confusion about coronavirus, updating then deleting new guidelines about its spread that differ from the official position of the World Health Organization. | "It is possible that [Covid19] may spread through the droplets and airborne particles that are formed when a person who has [Covid-19] coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes. There is growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles can remain suspended in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel distances beyond 6 feet (for example, during choir practice, in restaurants, or…
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Sunday 9/20: Livestream Recording of Wash. DC Call-to-Action Vigil for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Demand Justice | indybay.org | 2020-09-21
Online via recorded livestream…
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The environmental legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Jordan Davidson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-21
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Sunday 9/20: RBG: Honor Her Legacy, Fight to Protect it w/ Planned Parenthood Action
Planned Parenthood Action | indybay.org | 2020-09-21
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Sunday 9/20: Virtual RBG Vigil with NARAL Pro-Choice America
NARAL | indybay.org | 2020-09-21
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North Carolina Nurses Seek Their First Union
Jonathan Michels | zcomm.org | 2020-09-21
In the wake of the takeover by the multinational corporation, nurses saw patient care standards and working conditions quickly deteriorate…
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Europe's necropolitics sparked the fire at Moria camp
Daniel Loick | zcomm.org | 2020-09-21
The disaster at the Moria refugee camp exposes European authorities' utter neglect for human life. To resist means to imagine a different politics altogether…
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What Does a "Safe Return" to School Look Like? Ask Teacher Unions
Lois Weiner | zcomm.org | 2020-09-21
Powerful elites are willing to sacrifice the lives and futures of millions to feed their own profits. Teachers are fighting back…
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Fire and Fury Like the World Has Never Seen: 2020 Version
Tom Engelhardt | zcomm.org | 2020-09-21
Four more years of Trump will consign us to a hell on Earth of a sort still only faintly imaginable today…
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Greenwashing Capitalism Won't Heal the Planet
Collective 20 | zcomm.org | 2020-09-21
As we move along the road to a post-capitalist, post-carbon world, we must be mindful of the pitfalls, and we must not allow our work or ourselves to be hijacked, sabotaged or seduced by those who have only their own selfish, short-term interests at heart.
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U-C IMC is celebrating 20th Anniversary
Stewart Dickson | indybay.org | 2020-09-21
U-C IMC is celebrating 20th Anniversary | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 AT 6 PM CDT — 7: 30 PM CDT…
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Thursday 9/24: Stop The Murders! Justice For Foster Farms Workers, Their Families & The Community
Central Valley vs Covid Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-09-21
Dollar General Store 323 N. Main St. Livingston, California…
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Weighing the Pros and Cons of The Proposed New Pacifica Bylaws Ôªø
Akio Tanaka | indybay.org | 2020-09-21
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.
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555 California, SF is a tRump property
Repost | indybay.org | 2020-09-21
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Flash! A New Brand Of Brand New Bylaws Re-branded By Pacifica Brand New Brand
Anon E Mouse | indybay.org | 2020-09-21
The people that illegally shutdown WBAI and secretly $80,000 of KPFA money for lawyer to support the shutdown have now renamed themselves with new branding. The corporate marketing continues to goes forward.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/21/1883680…

Tuesday 9/22: The nursing home crisis: What's gone wrong? Can we fix it? If so, how?
Michael Lyon | indybay.org | 2020-09-21
us02web.zoom.us/j/86278508874?pwd=OXN0eH… | Meeting ID: 862 7850 8874; Passcode: 491972 | or call in: 1 669 900 9128; Meeting ID: 862 7850 8874; Passcode: 491972…

Monday 9/21: San Francisco: International Day of Peace Car Caravan
Stand In Peace International | indybay.org | 2020-09-21
Meetup location: 2055 Sunnydale Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115…
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Security State 4.0
Joachim Hirsch | indybay.org | 2020-09-21
The future of humanity and the earth require a break from the rule of capital and the security state…. The political public is now at least beginning to discuss again how to deal with the constitution and fundamental rights. It remains to be seen what will become of them.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/20/1883678…

Monday 9/21: International Peace Day: "We Are Many" Virtual Film Premiere & Q&A w/ Director & Activists
San Jose Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2020-09-21
Online via streaming anytime for 24 hours…
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Global March for Universal Basic Income 2020
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-09-21
Car Caravan and Demonstration in Oakland…
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The characteristics of COVID-19 transmission from case to high-risk contact, a statistical analysis from contact tracing data
Chayanon Phucharoen, Nichapat Sangkaew, Kristina Stosic | thelancet.com | 2020-09-21
Results confirmed that the quarantine policy, which mandated individual isolation in the state provided facilities for all high-risk contacts, diminished contact's chance of infection from the confirmed cases, especially in the epicenter districts. Our findings confirmed that sharing accommodation with an infected case, and exposure to a case with several documented secondary transmission, generally increased the SARS-CoV-2 infection probability. Finally, some confirmed cases do exhibit a higher risk of spreading SARS-CoV-2 to their contacts compared to a typical confirmed case.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30287-X/fulltext?rss=yes

IAEA seeking to reinforce cooperation with Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-21
TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) — Director-General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi welcomed the agreement between the Agency and Iran and expressed hope that both sides enhance mutual trust.
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Iran ready to target enemy's interests to respond any threats
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-21
TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) — Reacting to recent anti-Iran threats, Deputy Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army warned that Iran is ready to respond to any threats against the country through targeting the interests of the enemy.
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Russia has no fear of US sanctions over arms deals with Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-21
TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) — Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Moscow has no fear of potential US sanctions over arms deals with Iran.
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US irritated 'no country considers it as JCPOA participant'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-21
TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) – Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna said that the United States is extremely irritated by the fact that nobody and no country stands ready to recognize it as a JCPOA participant.
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Iran will never renegotiate an issue already discussed: Zarif
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-21
TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Islamic Republic of Iran will not talk about the negotiated issue again.
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Those who start a war don't end it: Zarif
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-21
TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Islamic Republic of Iran stood tall during Iran-Iraq war by relying on its own capabilities.
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Pompeo announces US sanctions on Iran's Ministry of Defense
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-21
TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) — After failing to extend Iran's Arms Embargo, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced new sanctions on the Iranian Defense Ministry and other Iranian officials involved in the country's nuclear and missile programs.
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Iran COVID-19 update: 177 deaths, 3,341 infections
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-21
TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — The daily count of COVID-19 infections in Iran reached 3,341 on Monday, bringing the total cases to 425,481, according to the Health Ministry.
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US sanctions has no effect on AEOI's peaceful activities
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-21
TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) — The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said that US new sanctions cannot stop Iran's nuclear activities.
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Vacations on the edge: a glance of war tourism in Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-21
TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) — On one hand, even talking about war is bitter, particularly for those who went to the second-longest war of the 20th-century after the Vietnam War.
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VIDEO: Kavkaz-2020 military drill kicks off
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-21
TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) — Russia launched a military drill, named ' Kavkaz-2020' on Monday, involving almost 80,000 servicemen. The exercise involves up to 80,000 servicemen from Armenia, Belarus, China, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan and other countries.
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Imperial completes new space mission instrument despite lockdown challenges
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-21
Staff from the Department of Physics have delivered a miniature instrument for a new kind of European Space Agency space weather monitoring mission.
imperial.ac.uk/news/202853/imperial-completes-space-mission-instrument-despite

Unique ultraviolet aurora spied at comet visited by Rosetta
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-21
ESA's Rosetta mission has revealed a unique kind of aurora sparked by the solar wind in the gas surrounding Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204633/unique-ultraviolet-aurora-spied-comet-visited

Local lockdowns in four areas South Wales after a 'worrying and rapid rise' in coronavirus cases
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-21
The areas of Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport and Blaenau Gwent will be placed under a local lockdown following an increase in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases, the Welsh Government has announced. | Health minister Vaughan Gething said there had been a "worrying and rapid rise" in cases of Covid-19 in the four areas, which have a combined population of about 430,000 people. | Under the measures, which come into force at 6pm on Tuesday, people must not enter or leave the areas without a reasonable excuse. | People are only able to meet outdoors and are unable to meet members of their extended household indoors. | Dym…
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Tory MP 'forgot' to wear face covering on train
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-21
A Tory MP and close ally of Boris Johnson said he "forgot" to put a face covering on after a picture emerged on social media of him travelling on a train without wearing one. | Danny Kruger, who was the Prime Minister's former political secretary before his election as Devizes MP at the general election, has apologised after being caught without a mask while on the hour-long train journey to London. | An eagle-eyed Twitter user posted a picture on September 19 of Kruger sitting at a train table wearing earphones, with the caption: "Don't blame it on the young people Boris (Johnson) when your own party aren't even…
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If we don't take action, the UK could see '500,000 coronavirus cases per day next month'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-21
Chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance used a press briefing to set out their growing worry over the spread of coronavirus in the UK.Here are the key points from their 20-minute presentation from Downing Street on Monday: — Vallance warned there could be 50,000 coronavirus cases per day next month, leading to 200-plus daily deaths, if the rate of the disease's spread was not tackled.– Less than 8% of the UK population are thought to have coronavirus antibodies to fight off infection, making the "vast majority" of people "susceptible" to the deadly virus…
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Trump Praises "Good Genes" of Minnesotans, Highlighting His Eugenics Fixation
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-21
Over the past five years or so, I've had no problem using the "F" word (fascism) to describe what's been happening under President Trump and the Republican Party. I wrote about it here in Salon all the way back in 2015, noting that I wasn't the only one. In fact, it was his fellow Republicans who were the first to use the term to describe…
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Youth Must Focus This Election on Climate Change — and Push Dems to Confront It
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-21
This story originally appeared in Teen Vogue and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. | Like many others in my generation, I grew up reading young adult dystopian novels. As I immersed myself in fantasy worlds ruled by fascist leaders, grappling with decrepit ecosystems, and in the throes of a growing revolution, I envisioned myself being one of the youth, fighting for their future on the line. | N…
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Europe Drives Destruction of US Forests in the Name of Fighting Climate Change
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-21
Europe is often considered to be a global leader on climate action. For over a decade, the European Union (EU) has been actively promoting the need for action on climate change, pushing policies that scale back carbon emissions and support the growth of renewable energy. | On the bright side, this has led to the retirement of a large number of coal-burning power plants and increased adoption of solar and wind power. However, a number of countries have embraced biomass electricity, a short-t…
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