2020-10-07: News Headlines

Steven Sahiounie (2020-10-07). Will America Turn Their Back on Armenians Again? globalresearch.ca They say, 'Timing is everything'. On Oct. 1 …

Editor (2020-10-07). The West's Nagorno-Karabakh Hypocrisy Is Driven by Delusion. scheerpost.com David Stanley / CC BY 2.0] By Maj. Danny Sjursen / Antiwar Something stands out in recent U.S. and most Western reporting on the ongoing bloodletting in Nagorno-Karabakh (NK). Well, two things actually: ignorance and hypocrisy. Having shuttered most of their foreign bureaus long ago, there's a distinct lack of expertise in the mainstream press on this — and many other — regional hot spots. |

Paul Street (2020-10-07). The Virus and Voting Will Not Suffice to Fell This Beast. counterpunch.org No Sympathy for the Devil Many online liberals and lefties celebrated news that the pandemo-fascist Donald Trump contracted his own virus. I've held back. It's not that I find wishing bad things for the president morally offensive. I think doing so is politically problematic, but I don't see it as morally incorrect. Not at all.

Norman Solomon (2020-10-07). The Man Who Would Be President: Mike Pence, Corporate Theocrat. counterpunch.org If President Trump dies from the coronavirus that has killed more than 200,000 Americans largely due to his deliberate negligence, the man replacing him will be no less dangerous. While Mike Pence has eluded tough media scrutiny — in part because he exhibits such a low-key style in contrast to Trump — the pair has

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-07). OPCW Rubber-Stamps Novichok Poisoning of Navalny Hoax. globalresearch.ca Operating as an imperial tool, the chemical watchdog OPCW transformed itself into a pro-Western lapdog. | Abandoning its mandate for higher priorities, the organization no longer can be taken seriously. | Replacing the OPCW with an independent chemical watchdog — free from …

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-07). Trump Halts Talks on New Economic Stimulus. globalresearch.ca At a time of dire economic conditions — worse than during the Great Depression with real unemployment at 26.9% and likely to rise ahead — Republicans and Dems remain at odds over federal aid to jobless Americans, small businesses, states, …

Aaron Mate (2020-10-07). Video: Ex-OPCW Chief Jose Bustani Reads Syria Testimony that US, UK Blocked at UN. globalresearch.ca At the UN Security Council, the US, UK, France and allies have blocked the testimony of Jose Bustani, the OPCW's first Director General, on the chemical watchdog's Syria cover-up scandal. The Grayzone has obtained Bustani's prepared statement and is publishing …

Aaron Maté (2020-10-07). OPCW Syria whistleblower and ex-OPCW chief attacked by US, UK, France at UN. thegrayzone.com At the UN Security Council, the US, UK and France were confronted with testimony from OPCW whistleblower Ian Henderson and ex-OPCW chief Jose Bustani that challenged the rationale for their bombing of Syria in April 2018. They responded by attacking and silencing the witnesses. Aaron Maté recaps the extraordinary events. Ian Henderson, a veteran OPCW inspector who challenged a cover-up of his organization's investigation of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, recently testified before the United Nations Security Council. …

Alan Macleod (2020-10-07). Following US Pressure, Aid to Yemen Falls to Just 25 Cents Per Day. mintpressnews.com Secretary of State Pompeo successfully pressured the UN to significantly cut back aid to one of the world's poorest countries, claiming it could fall into rebel hands.

Alan Macleod (2020-10-07). Flint-Linked Veolia Merger Brings Water Privatization Closer to "Global Reality" mintpressnews.com "This lack of competition will lead to unaffordable costs for families, slack maintenance and safety procedures, loss of union jobs, and potentially rampant corruption." – Food and Water Watch…

Andrew Korybko (2020-10-07). The Kyrgyz Compromise: Submitting to the Color Revolution or Pragmatic Move for Peace? globalresearch.ca The Kyrgyz government's decision to annul the results of the latest elections which were exploited as the "trigger event" for the preplanned Color Revolution against it might be interpreted by some as submitting to that regime change operation even though …

Media Lens (2020-10-07). "None Of It Reported": How Corporate Media Buried The Assange Trial. dissidentvoice.org One of the most imposing features of state-corporate propaganda is its incessant, repetitive nature. Over and over again, the 'mainstream' media have to convince the public that 'our' government prioritises the health, welfare and livelihoods of the general population, rather than the private interests of an elite stratum of society that owns and runs all …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-07). COVID-19 Coronavirus: The Crisis. "You Simulate and Then You Go Live" globalresearch.ca On January 30th 2020, the WHO Director General declared a Public Health Emergency (PHEIC) in relation to China's novel coronavirus. This far-reaching decision was taken without the support of expert opinion. There were 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken. 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc.

_____ (2020-10-07). U.S. Politics Isn't 'Polarized'; It's In Almost Universal Agreement. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | When you look at US politics, it appears as though there are two mainstream political factions that very strongly disagree with one another. "Divided" is a word that comes up a lot. "Polarized" is another. | It is of course true that a whole lot of emotion flows between these two factions, and most of it is indeed negative. The hot topics of any given news cycle in America will typically involve more than one story pertaining to the vitriolic enmity between them. | But beneath all the hurled insults and heated debates, these two factions are actually furiously agreeing with one another. They'r…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-10-07). US Politics Isn't 'Polarized'; It's In Almost Universal Agreement. thealtworld.com It is of course true that a whole lot of emotion flows between these two factions, and most of it is indeed negative. The hot topics of any given news cycle in America will typically involve more than one story pertaining to the vitriolic enmity between them. | But beneath all the hurled insults and heated debates, these two factions are actually furiously agreeing with one another. They're agreeing the entire time. | They agree that the US government should remain the center of a globe-spanning empire; they just angrily quibble over a few of the details of how that empire should be run, like whether or not the S…

RT (2020-10-07). Cardi B branded 'terrorism supporter' & forced to apologize after unwittingly getting entangled in Nagorno-Karabakh politics. rt.com Rapper Cardi B was flooded with online attacks and forced to apologize after promoting an Armenian fundraiser amid the country's escalating conflict with the neighboring Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory. | The US singer, whose latest single 'WAP' topped UK charts in September, provoked backlash after she

Daniel Ellsberg (2020-10-07). On the Assange Extradition and Growing Fascism. zcomm.org If Assange is found guilty of the charges the U.S. government has laid against him, it means that whistleblowing and the publishing of whistleblowers revelations is dead…

CJ Polychroniou (2020-10-07). A Global Green New Deal Project. zcomm.org Why a Global Green New Deal Project is the only way to address climate change…

_____ (2020-10-07). Protesters Block Highway Near Border Wall Construction. popularresistance.org Tucson – Activists and allies of two O'odham groups protesting the construction of a border wall along ancestral tribal lands in southern Arizona temporarily blocked the highway leading to construction sites in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. | Members of the two groups, the O'odham Anti Border Collective and Defend O'odham Jewed, and non-Indigenous allies set up early Monday morning what they described as a "soft blockade" of State Route 85, using caution tape and canopy tents to stop traffic, some of which also was headed to the Lukeville border crossing with Mexico.

Staff (2020-10-07). Mary Trump: My Uncle Is Responsible for 210,000 Deaths and Is Now "Willfully Getting People Sick" democracynow.org As President Trump compares the deadly COVID-19 outbreak to the flu despite being hospitalized for the virus, we speak to his only niece, Mary Trump, about his increasingly erratic behavior in the final weeks of the election season and how his family views illness as a weakness. "To be treated for something is to admit that you need the treatment, and I don't see him having any self-awareness," she says. "Clearly the people closest to him don't care about his well-being. If they did, he'd still be at Walter Reed." She also warns that the "worst-case scenario" would be for President Trump to overcome his illness r…

Staff (2020-10-07). Headlines for October 7, 2020. democracynow.org Stephen Miller Tests Positive for COVID-19 as Top Pentagon Generals Quarantine, Rudy Giuliani Coughs Through TV Interview While Awaiting Coronavirus Test Result, White House Refuses Contact Tracing Help as Trump Puts Residence Staff at Risk of COVID-19, Two Presidential Valets Who Carry Nuclear Launch Codes Test Positive for Coronavirus, Six States Report Record Hospitalizations as U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Nears 211,000, Trump Calls Off Stimulus Talks, Then Reverses Course in Erratic Series of Tweets, Facebook, Twitter Crack Down on Trump's False Claim COVID-19 Is Less Lethal Than Flu, FDA to Require Two Month Sa…

Staff (2020-10-07). Greensboro Massacre: City Apologizes 41 Years After Cops Allowed Klan, Nazis to Kill 5 Antiracists. democracynow.org Nearly 41 years after Ku Klux Klansmen and American Nazis shot dead five antiracist activists in the town of Greensboro, North Carolina, the City Council there has passed a resolution apologizing for the attack and the police department's complicity in the killings. We speak with two survivors of the 1979 attack, Reverend Nelson Johnson and Joyce Hobson Johnson, who say the city's apology acknowledges "the police knew and chose to do nothing. In fact, they facilitated what we name now as a North American death squad."

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Putin calls for immediate ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) — Russian President Velademir Putin on Wednesday called for an immediate ceasefire as fighting raged between Armenian and Azerbaijani Republic forces over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Parl. consultation peaceful way to resolve Karabakh conflict. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) — The Chairman of the Executive Council of the World IPU in Iran's Parliament, in his letter to the IPU President, named Parliamentary consultations as a proper way for a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Nagorno-Karabakh conflict cannot be resolved through war. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) — President's Chief of Staff said the principle in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be based on negotiation and mutual understanding, the territorial integrity of both states must be respected and the occupation must end.

Staff (2020-10-07). Pence takes on Harris in high stakes vice presidential debate. therealnews.com With Trump infected with COVID-19, Wednesday's sole vice presidential debate could be the most important of all time. Real News will recap it live at 11PM EST on 10/7.

Staff (2020-10-07). 2020 Vice Presidential Debate Recap. therealnews.com Trump's battle with COVID-19 has raised the stakes for the VP debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence.

Alan MacLeod (2020-10-07). UK Court Decision on Venezuela Gold Deals, Blow to Regime Change Efforts. One Billion Dollars of Country's Gold to be Released. globalresearch.ca A UK court ruled that the administration of Boris Johnson's position that Juan Guaidó is the legitimate ruler of Venezuela is far from equivocal, paving the way for over $1 billion of the country's gold to be released. | *** | A…

Jonathan Cook (2020-10-07). George Monbiot's Excuses for Not Speaking out Loudly in Defence of Assange Simply Won't Wash. dissidentvoice.org Faced with a barrage of criticism from some of his followers, George Monbiot, the Guardian's supposedly fearless, left-wing columnist, offered up two extraordinarily feeble excuses this week for failing to provide more than cursory support for Julian Assange over the past month, as the Wikileaks founder has endured extradition hearings in a London courtroom. The …

Frida Berrigan (2020-10-07). How to Cope With Daily Life During a Pandemic. thenation.com How to Cope With Daily Life During a Pandemic…

_____ (2020-10-07). Drop All Charges Against Activists And Protestors. popularresistance.org I add my voice to the millions here in our country and throughout the world who call for an end to fascist-driven police violence and repression in Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities. | Whether we call for community control, defunding, or ultimate abolition of the police, we are united in our demand for an immediate end to the state-sanctioned racist violence that routinely claims the lives of so many of our people. | Although many of us have protested, demonstrated, and organized over the decades to end racism and all its inequalities, injustices and collective pain, we have never experienced anything like…

Jack Rasmus (2020-10-07). Trump Scuttles A Fiscal Stimulus Deal—Again. zcomm.org Trump has already begun moving his political chess pieces to challenge the election and refuse to leave office…

Jack Rasmus (2020-10-07). Trump Scuttles a Fiscal Stimulus Deal…Again! counterpunch.org This past Tuesday, October 6, Trump pulled the plug once again—a second time—on negotiations on a fiscal stimulus between House speaker, Pelosi, and his Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin. This past week Pelosi and Mnuchin had reportedly been quietly negotiating toward a compromise fiscal stimulus package and were making progress while Trump was in the hospital

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2020-10-07). Trump Scuttles a Fiscal Stimulus—Again! globalresearch.ca This past week Pelosi and Mnuchin had reportedly been quietly negotiating toward …

Eds. (2020-10-07). Trump's turn from immigration to the enemy within. mronline.org Trump's shift from demonizing immigrants to targeting leftists is straight out of the fascist playbook.

Telesur (2020-10-07). Neo-McCarthy Policies: US Bans Communist Immigrants from Ever Becoming US Citizens. globalresearch.ca New guidance on immigration laws released Friday by the United States Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) makes it almost impossible for members of a Communist or similar party to be granted permanent residence or U.S. citizenship. | *** | In a policy …

Mike Whitney (2020-10-07). Gates, Kissinger and Our Dystopian Future. The Political Side of Covid. globalresearch.ca "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." George Orwell | Can we agree that there are two types of Covid-19? | The first type, is Covid-19 ,"The Virus", which is a fairly …

Staff (2020-10-07). The climate crisis is here—how are city planners preparing for an uncertain and dangerous future? therealnews.com American families across the country are witnessing their fortunes reduced to ashes or torn down by hurricanes and storms.

Kent Paterson (2020-10-07). Hearts on Fire for the 43 of Ayoztinapa. counterpunch.org Six years after the Night of Iguala, the case of the 43 perhaps stands as the litmus test in determining the nature of the Mexican State. What will prevail? A viable State committed to human rights, justice and democracy or an endlessly corrupted and brutal version of it?

Laura Nadine (2020-10-07). SEIU Local 73, Illinois Nurses Association reach deals with University of Illinois. liberationnews.org On Oct. 1, INA co-chief steward at UI Health Paul Pater announced that a supermajority of nurses voted to approve the contract, which guarantees safe patient limits.

Staff (2020-10-07). Marc Steiner is asking for your help. therealnews.com We need you to become part of our Real News community.

Dianne Mathiowetz (2020-10-07). On Jamil Al-Amin's birthday, Atlanta calls for his release. workers.org Atlanta Oct. 4 — Supporters of a new trial for Imam Jamil Al-Amin (the former H. Rap Brown) gathered in the West End Park today to mark his 77th birthday and to declare this will be the last birthday he spends unjustly held behind prison bars. Through the initiative of . . . |

Mirinda Crissman (2020-10-07). Challenging incarceration of women and trans people. workers.org The following are slightly edited opening remarks given during the Sept. 24 webinar Women & Gender Oppressed Prisoners, Survival & Resistance. In our global struggle for liberation from capitalism, imperialism, white supremacy and patriarchy, we cannot waver in our determination to 'Tear Down the Walls' of human cages. Since the . . . |

Vijay Prashad (2020-10-07). Why America's economic war on China is failing. mronline.org U.S. President Donald Trump—supported by most of the U.S. establishment—deepened the U.S. government's assault on the Chinese economy.

The Tricontinental (2020-10-07). Youth in Brazil's peripheries in the era of CoronaShock. mronline.org Across the world, youth have become important political actors, especially since the 1960s. Along with workers, women, and people of colour, youth have been main protagonists in the fight for national, anti-colonial, anti-imperialist liberation in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

Paul Bentley (2020-10-07). History Teachers and "Patriotic Education" counterpunch.org We might wonder what would happen if a teacher took a knee during the daily playing of the national anthem in schools? Colin Kaepernick could afford the repercussions of his action, but the high school history teacher can only take so many reprimands before she loses her job. How is she to defend against this assault on her professional integrity and livelihood?

Walter Smolarek (2020-10-07). Nazis dealt major blow in Greece. liberationnews.org Concluding a five year-long trial, a Greek court ruled today that the fascist outfit Golden Dawn was operating as a criminal organization and its leaders were therefore guilty of functioning as organized crime bosses. This could be a fatal blow to what was until recently perhaps the most institutionally powerful openly Nazi organization in the …

Shabbir Manjee (2020-10-07). Unemployment Day rally calls for Illinois to reprioritize budget, support working class. liberationnews.org The main demand was for Local, State and Federal budgets to defund various war efforts, policing and other wasteful spending and instead invest in safety nets.

MEE staff (2020-10-07). Alleged Islamic State 'Beatles' executioners set to face trial in US, says report. middleeasteye.net Alleged Islamic State 'Beatles' executioners set to face trial in US, says report | El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey face charges in the US over the alleged beheading of a number of journalists and aid workers | Wed, 10/07/2020 – 09: 34 | Pictures of El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey released shortly after their capture by Syrian Kurdish-led forces (AFP) | Two alleged members of an Islamic State (IS)…

Paul Le Blanc (2020-10-07). Lenin150 (Samizdat): A Lenin birthday book. mronline.org 2020 is the birthday year of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, whom most of us know as Lenin. If still alive, he would be 150 years old.

MEE and agencies (2020-10-07). Car bomb in northern Syrian city of Al-Bab leaves many dead and injured. middleeasteye.net Car bomb in northern Syrian city of Al-Bab leaves many dead and injured | UN condemns 'indiscriminate attacks' on civilians after Turkish-controlled city struck | Wed, 10/07/2020 – 07: 40 | A picture shows an aerial view of the town of al-Bab in a rebel-held area in the north of Aleppo province (AFP) | A suspected car bomb in the Turkish-controlled Syrian town of Al-Bab has killed at least…

Ariel Dorfman (2020-10-07). Confronting a Tyrant: Lessons From Chile. counterpunch.org Can you recognize this country? In a momentous election, a narcissistic president—who has never won the popular vote—unleashes the full force of his executive powers in order to avoid defeat. At frenzied rallies, he accuses his democratic opponents of being puppets of dark foreign interests, captives of radical revolutionaries bent on spreading chaos and violence,

Joe Piette (2020-10-07). Philly protesters demand 'Stop racist police murders!'. workers.org Hundreds of activists gathered at the "Rocky Steps" in Philadelphia on Oct. 3 to hear speakers from Black Lives Matter Philly, Black Philly Radical Collective, Black Alliance for Peace and Mobilization4Mumia condemn the racist police murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Mya Hall and countless others. March leaders used the . . . |

Michael Là∂wy (2020-10-07). Eco-socialism and/or De-growth. mronline.org Ecosocialism and the de-growth movement are among the most important currents of the ecological left. Ecosocialists agree that a significant measure of de-growth in production and consumption is necessary in order to avoid ecological collapse.

Editor (2020-10-07). Voting rights: 'Capitalist charity' vs workers' democracy. workers.org During this U.S. election season, many people are still fighting to get access to the universal bourgeois right to vote, supposedly a cornerstone of capitalist "democracy." It's been an uphill struggle since 1776 when only propertied white men who were Protestants could legally vote. Everyone else was denied — Catholics, . . . |

Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-07). Lunar Lunacy: Competition, Conflict and Mining the Moon. counterpunch.org The discussion about mining the Moon resembles that of previous conquests: the division of territory; the grabbing of resources; language of theft and plunder. All of this is given the gloss of manifest destiny and human experiment. Such language is also self-perpetuating: the plunderer is only as good as the amount taken; success is dependent on

Mirah Riben (2020-10-07). Transracial Adoption Concerns are Warranted and Beyond Amy Coney Barrett. dissidentvoice.org SCOTUS Nominee, Amy Coney Barrett and Family In recent days there have been accusations of a political "witch hunt" attacking Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett with "repulsive" comments about her adoptions from Haiti. These claims are a red herring intended to dismiss the very real and warranted apprehensions about transnational and transracial adoptions that have …

RT (2020-10-07). Wisconsin opens field hospital outside Milwaukee to handle Covid-19 hospitalization spike. rt.com After hospitalizations for Covid-19 nearly tripled over the past month, straining Wisconsin's healthcare system, Governor Tony Evers has announced the state will open a field hospital outside Milwaukee to handle the surge. | Speaking alongside health officials on Wednesday, Evers announced the field hospital would open next week on the state fairgrounds outside Milwaukee. Built months ago, in anticipation of an expected surge in infection, the facility had sat disused until now. | According to the state Department of Health Services, just 16 percent of Wisconsin's hospital beds were available as of Tuesday aft…

RT (2020-10-07). 'Former staff' of disgraced Rep. Katie Hill use ex-lawmaker's Twitter account to accuse her of 'workplace abuse'. rt.com A series of messages posted to the verified Twitter account of former Rep. Katie Hill accused her of abusing her congressional staff. Hill, who resigned following a salacious sex scandal, claims that the account was hacked. | Hill, a Democrat who vacated her seat in October 2019 following allegations that she had extramarital affairs with multiple members of her staff, once again found herself in the spotlight after it was announced on Tuesday that her memoir would be turned into a film. The Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss will play Hill in the movie, which is being produced for a streaming service. | Alt…

_____ (2020-10-07). The Curse of Game Theory: Why It's in Your Self-Interest to Break the Rules of the Game. strategic-culture.org Game theory, the mathematical theory of games of strategy, was developed by John von Neumann in several successive stages in 1928 and 1940-41, according to his book "Theory of Games and Economic Behaviour" which he co-authored with Oskar Morgenstern. | The crux of the theory is that an individuals' behaviour will always be motivated towards achieving an optimal outcome, which is determined by self-interest. An assumption made is that the players in such a game are rational, which translates to, "will strive to maximize their payoffs in the game". In other words, it is assumed they are motivated by selfish self-in…

Anand Naidoo (2020-10-07). The Heat: Palestinian Elections. america.cgtn.com Last month the two largest Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, agreed on a deal to hold elections for the first in almost 15 years. After years of unrest with Israel, and the on-going Israeli occupation of the West Bank, could these elections offer a new …

The Canary (2020-10-07). Concerns over coronavirus testing kits following supply chain breakdown. thecanary.co Concerns have been raised over the supply of vital testing materials for a range of conditions, including coronavirus (Covid-19), following a supply chain problem with pharmaceutical giant Roche.Significant drop: On 6 October, Roche said it had experienced a "very significant drop" in its processing capacity due to a problem with its Sussex distribution centre, the only one in the UK. It's been reported that the shortage includes vital reagents, screening kits, and swabs.In addition to providing these chemicals and parts used in coronavirus tests, Roche also provides materials for a wide range of procedure…

Staff (2020-10-07). The Tight Rope Live: With Cornel West, Prof. Tricia Rose, Rep. Barbara Lee, Matt Gonzalez. therealnews.com Cornel West and Tricia Rose host a live Vice Presidential Debate After Party featuring special guests Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Matt Gonzalez, and Tricia Zunker.

RT (2020-10-07). France records all-time daily high in new Covid-19 cases of almost 19,000, as authorities eye new restrictions. rt.com A total of 18,746 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in France over the latest 24-hour recording period, an all-time daily high for the country, the nation's health authorities announced on Wednesday. | The amount of new cases almost doubled compared to Tuesday when 10,489 infections were registered. The overall number of cases in the country since the start of the pandemic has now reached 653,509. | An additional 80 people had succumbed to the disease during the previous day, according to Wednesday's update, putting the cumulative death toll at 32,445. | Meanwhile the number of Covid-19 patients bein…

Steve Topple (2020-10-07). PMQs just exposed Starmer's complete lack of principles. thecanary.co It's fair enough if you've given up watching Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) recently. Because the previous few weeks have been PMQs: Starmer rebelling?: | As BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg tweeted, Starmer might be about to 'rebel' against Johnson: | Getting tricky for govt — fair number of Tory MPs might…

Noam Chomsky (2020-10-07). Noam Chomsky: Internationalism or Extinction. mronline.org PI Council Member Noam Chomsky's keynote speech at the Progressive International's inaugural summit.

G. Dunkel (2020-10-07). Greek workers tell Pompeo: 'Go home'! workers.org Protest against austerity by Greek union confederations in Thessaloníki on Sept. 5. Students and teachers at over 700 schools and universities throughout Greece walked out the first week of October. Thousands of workers marched in Thessaloníki, both at the beginning and at the end of September. Workers and other progressives . . . |

Global Research News (2020-10-07). Selected Articles: From Great Lockdown to Great Transformation. The COVID Aftermath. globalresearch.ca By Selected Articles: From Great Lockdo…

Aaliyah Harris (2020-10-07). Without study abroad, I would have struggled to make it through third year. thecanary.co I recently expressed the words above to friends as we reminisced about our four-year degree journey.For many students, these past few months have involved countless overnight study sessions, hours of self-teaching as lecturers took part in

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-10-07). NATO Increased Warship Presence in Black Sea by 33% Compared to 2019. globalresearch.ca By strengthening the presence of warships from non-Black Sea NATO members in the Black Sea, the military bloc is attempting to demonstrate its dominance in the region and the Alliance's desire to neutralize and pressurize Russia's influence in the area. …

Philip Giraldi (2020-10-07). Netanyahu's Dirty Laundry Tells All. globalresearch.ca Staff in Washington D.C.'s Blair House, where the U.S. president houses his V.I.P. foreign guests, report that they have begun counting towels and robes after visitors depart. Soap and shampoo resupply is also being closely monitored and a metal detector …

Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area (2020-10-07). Wednesday 12/16: Online Study Group: The State and Revolution. indybay.org Zoom (Registration links in description)…

pip.hinman (2020-10-07). Socialist councillor says care work must not be privatised. greenleft.org.au

Tracy Keeling (2020-10-07). UK's pro-hunting group drops its members right in the sh*t after 'savage' video emerges. thecanary.co The UK's pro-hunting group rushed to defend its members after a 'savage' video of a deer hunt emerged. Unfortunately for hunters, the Countryside Alliance's defence of the horrifying scene that unfolded in the video has only dropped its members further in the shit. | "Blatant cruelty": | As the Times reported, the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS)

Paul Dobson (2020-10-07). UN Human Rights Council Passes Dual Venezuela Resolutions. venezuelanalysis.com One resolution extends UN cooperation and has Caracas' consent, while the other extends a controversial Washington-backed mission.

CGTN (2020-10-07). Some 3,500 U.S. Companies Sue over 'Unlawful' Tariffs on Chinese Goods. globalresearch.ca About 3,500 U.S. companies, including …

Torsten Engelbrecht (2020-10-07). COVID19 PCR Tests Are Scientifically Meaningless. globalresearch.ca First published on June 29, 2020 | Lockdowns and hygienic measures around the world are based on numbers of cases and mortality rates created by the so-called SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests used to identify "positive" patients, whereby "positive" is usually equated with …

WSWS (2020-10-07). Republican operatives indicted in voter suppression scheme in Michigan. wsws.org Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl are alleged to have orchestrated a mass robo-call voter suppression campaign that targeted minority voters in Detroit.

Fight Back (2020-10-07). Technical workers strike at two Twin Cities hospitals. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Around 200 technical workers from Allina's Abbot Northwestern and Saint Francis Hospitals began a two-day strike at 6 a.m. on Monday, October 5. The workers on strike include diagnostic imaging technicians, medical lab technicians, surgical technicians and others. | The techs are demanding to be paid and receive benefits to stay home and quarantine if needed due to COVID-19 exposure. They work in medical settings where being exposed at work is a serious everyday risk and they deserve to be able to quarantine without loss of pay and benefits, especially given the nature of their jobs, but current…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-07). Egyptian journalist Basma Mostafa released on bail after international uproar. peoplesdispatch.org Mostafa was on an assignment for the news website Al-Manassa to cover the killing of a protester by the police during anti-government demonstrations in the south of the country…

Reiner Fuellmich (2020-10-07). Video: "Crimes Against Humanity": The German Corona Investigation. "The PCR Pandemic" globalresearch.ca The German Corona Investigative Committee has taken testimony from a large number of international scientists and experts since July 10, 2020. | Scroll down for the Video and Full Transcript of Dr. Reiner Fuellmich's presentation. | . …

John C. A. Manley (2020-10-07). Hypoxia Experiment: Do Face Masks lower our Blood Oxygen Levels? globalresearch.ca Do face masks lower our blood oxygen levels? I decided to put it to the test. | But first, let me state my bias: I disagree with face mask mandates. I've reviewed

Spiro Skouras (2020-10-07). Video: Covid-19, We Are Being Lied to! Here Is How… The PCR Test. globalresearch.ca As we approach the one year anniversary of the novel coronavirus outbreak, we find ourselves facing many unanswered questions. | We find ourselves worse off in many ways, in comparison to when the outbreak just began, as we receive signals from …

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-10-07). What does South Africa's general strike mean for ANC-COSATU alliance? peoplesdispatch.org COSATU, which has called for a national strike on October 7, is a traditional ally of the ruling African National Congress. The strike raises questions about the future of this alliance…

Abdul Rahman (2020-10-07). French intervention in Lebanon reveals colonial approach. peoplesdispatch.org Deep political and economic turmoil has engulfed Lebanon for over a year now. The country's political class has failed to form a credible and stable government and undertake reforms necessary to win back popular confidence in the system. This has resulted in growing economic distress for the common Lebanese citizens, who have taken to the streets against their corrupt politicians. The Beirut blast in early August this year, which killed more than 190 people and displaced thousands, has compounded the Lebanese crisis. Under the circumstances, France, Lebanon's old colonial master (Lebanon was a French mandate, 191…

Hans-Jàºrgen Steinhagen (2020-10-07). The Covid Crisis: A Brief History of the Pandemics of the 21st Century (2000-2020). globalresearch.ca First published on September 10, 2020 | In times of great confusion and anxiety, when it feels like everything is going down the drain, like everyone is stumbling down a steep road, driven by a supposedly unstoppable disaster, it might be …

Chuck Collins (2020-10-07). The Worst Part of Trump Paying Zero in Taxes? It's Probably Entirely Legal. counterpunch.org Donald Trump's tax returns are a stark illustration of what's broken with the US tax system: the tax code has one set of rules for the richest 0.1% and another for everyone else. For the vast majority of taxpayers, the rules are straightforward. If you earn a paycheck from an employer, odds are the majority

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-07). Bangladesh erupts against repeated incidents of sexual abuse against women. peoplesdispatch.org On October 5, Monday, hundreds of people protested in Shahbag area of Bangladeshi capital Dhaka after a video of a woman being gangraped and tortured by at least nine men went viral on social media. The incident reportedly took place in Noakhali district's Begumganj upazila on September 2. The victim's 65-year-old father was also assaulted by some of the alleged rapists at his house in Jagannathpur upazila of Sumangunj, as per reports. | Protesters on Monday carried banners demanding the resignation of home minister Asadduzzam Khan for the government's failure to stop sexual violence against women in the country.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-07). Greek court declares fascist Golden Dawn party a criminal organization. peoplesdispatch.org A Greek court convicted the leadership of Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party of running a criminal organization. Its members were also convicted for their role in the murder of Greek musician Pavlos Fyssas and other hate crimes…

Fight Back (2020-10-07). Decision expected in the police murder of Alvin Cole. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the afternoon of October 7, it is expected that Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm will make a decision on the killing of Alvin Cole. The decision comes over eight months after Cole's murder. Milwaukee and Wauwatosa – the suburb where Cole was shot by Wauwatosa police – have been gripped by protests and actions of varying size and intensity since the resurgence of the movement for Black lives at the end of May. | While the initial local demonstrations largely centered around out-of-state cases like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, the focus quickly shifted when the…

WSWS (2020-10-07). Faculty strike looms at Youngstown State University after trustees reject fact-finding report. wsws.org If the strike vote passes it would be the first strike called by the YSU-OEA in 15 years…

splcenter (2020-10-07). A Closer Look at the First and Second round Grant Recipients. splcenter.org

Brett Heinz (2020-10-07). Why a DC Public Relations Firm Pretended to Be Bolivian on Facebook. counterpunch.org The Americas Blog featured a post last week about the growing wave of election interference and misinformation campaigns sweeping Latin America, especially as a tool of right-wing governments and political movements. As these digital operations have grown in popularity, so has the market for firms to organize them. In particular, new details about the recent

Dr. T. P. Wilkinson (2020-10-07). November 2020: Reflections on "White Elections" globalresearch.ca In less than four weeks a nation that loves nostalgia will be entertaining an election not unlike those a century ago. The election on 3 November 2020 will be fundamentally a "white man's election", the penumbra of protest notwithstanding. | Donald …

John Feffer — Jim Lardner (2020-10-07). Trump Brought a Whole New World of Corruption to Washington. counterpunch.org Donald Trump promised to "drain the swamp" of corruption in Washington, DC. Instead, he not only brought his own corruption and that of his family to the nation's capital. He also opened the door of his administration to a whole slew of influence-peddlers, scam artists, and sleazy lobbyists. Here are just a few of the

The Muslim News (2020-10-07). Further Betrayal of Palestinians. globalresearch.ca The old idiom says, "possession is nine-tenths of the law", but in the case of the dispossessed Palestinians, occupation represents one hundred per cent of the law after their land was usurped due to Israel's creation some 82 years ago. …

Fidel Castro Ruz (2020-10-07). Cuba Says: Doctors, Not Bombs. globalresearch.ca In a letter sent to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, the World Peace Council formally registered the candidacy of Cuba's Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics for the Nobel Peace Prize. | Emphasizing the great …

news.un (2020-10-07). UN chief urges greater investment in universal health coverage, starting now. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of strong public health systems and emergency preparedness for communities and economies globally, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday, calling for greater investments in universal health coverage.

Naomi Klein (2020-10-07). A Message From the Future II: The Years of Repair. zcomm.org Can we imagine a better future? If we stop talking about what winning actually looks like, isn't that the same as giving up?>

Bob Fitrakis (2020-10-07). Trump's Hospitalization Hasn't Diminished the Threat of Election Theft. zcomm.org Trump and his backers have made clear their intent to denigrate and then defy the popular will in the November 3 vote count…

Joshua J. McElwee (2020-10-07). Pope's Post-COVID Encyclical Envisions a Less Populist, Less Capitalist World. zcomm.org "Once this health crisis passes, our worst response would be to plunge even more deeply into feverish consumerism and new forms of egotistic self-preservation"

Michael Albert (2020-10-07). A Rock and a Hard Place, Reform and/or Revolution. zcomm.org How do we conduct activism seeking limited gains with the personalities and means we have at hand, yet in ways that lead toward comprehensive transformation?>

Lindsay E. Beyerstein (2020-10-07). How Dangerous Conspiracy Theories Like QAnon Find a Home in Anti-Choice Politics. zcomm.org QAnon is a powerful recruiting mechanism for the extreme right, seducing previously apolitical people into an emotionally charged ideology that validates any conspiratorial beliefs they already have and seeds new ones…

_____ (2020-10-07). Choose Fairtrade: Choose The World You Want. popularresistance.org Washington — In honor of October as Fair Trade Month, Fairtrade America is launching a national campaign to generate broader awareness for how a simple action, like purchasing a Fairtrade certified product, can be a powerful way to make a difference in the lives of the almost 2 million farmers and workers participating in Fairtrade across the globe. The 'Choose Fairtrade: Choose the World You Want,' campaign features murals in three major U.S. cities — Denver, Los Angeles and Nashville — that connect stories of the people who produce the things we count on every day, such as coffee, cocoa, banan…

_____ (2020-10-07). The Way Forward For NYU Graduate Students. popularresistance.org Since July, the Graduate Student Organizing Committee (GSOC), which is affiliated with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union and has over 2,000 graduate workers as members at New York University, has been involved in contract negotiations with the university administration. The previous contract, negotiated by GSOC and the university in 2015, expired on Aug. 31. GSOC has agreed to a second extension of the contract, which includes a no-strike clause, until Oct. 13. | GSOC is affiliated with the UAW Local 2110, an amalgamated union that has repeatedly negotiated concessionary contracts for workers throughout New Yor…

_____ (2020-10-07). Judgment Day For Greek Fascism. popularresistance.org Golden Dawn is the political organisation that was founded during the early '90s, started its criminal activity in 1992, gained political clout in 2010 and managed to elect 18 MPs in June 2012. Over this span of three decades, it committed dozens of crimes — for which, mostly, it had never been prosecuted. | The political system saw the Neo-Nazi organisation as a marginal group of far-right extremists. They might have loved Hitler, but they were too small to matter. However, when the economic crisis broke out in Greece, the never-ending impoverishment of the people along with…

_____ (2020-10-07). Anatomy Of A Counter-Insurgency. popularresistance.org While the initial uprising was ferocious in its explosive anger and militancy, within just three weeks the protests seem to have been channeled largely into the decidedly less militant demand of "Defund the police." What happened? I largely agree with what Kandist Mallett wrote in a brilliant article in Teen Vogue, in which she argued that: "those in power…are working tirelessly to destroy this wave of unrest before it becomes a tsunami they cannot control…. They are trying to kill this movement."2 The defanging of the George Floyd Uprising was not accidental but was rather a deliberate attempt…

_____ (2020-10-07). What To Do If Someone Threatens You At The Polls. popularresistance.org On this episode of As the South Votes, Anoa breaks down voter intimidation and steps you can take to safeguard yourself and others during the election process. This is the first presidential election where the GOP is not restricted by a consent decree banning ballot security activities and the second presidential election without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. Documenting and reporting voter intimidation efforts is important to protecting the rights of voters and the political process as a whole.

_____ (2020-10-07). Ex-OPCW Chief Jose Bustani Reads Syria Testimony Blocked At UN. popularresistance.org Jose Bustani was invited to brief the Security Council on the OPCW's cover-up of an investigation into an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria in April 2018. The US, UK, and France bombed Syria after accusing the Syrian government of dropping toxic gas in Douma. OPCW inspectors later found evidence that undermined the official narrative, but were censored by their superiors under US pressure. | As the OPCW's first Director General, Bustani experienced first-hand the costs of challenging pro-war narratives.

C & C Unhoused Artists Collective (2020-10-07). Saturday 10/10: Landless Not Voiceless an exhibition. indybay.org Pro Arts Gallery & Commons | 150 Frank H Ogawa Plz / Oscar Grant Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612…

YPOFA (2020-10-07). Thursday 10/15: Yes On Prop 16! Black Women for Affirmative Action Virtual Rally. indybay.org Online event…

SPTESR (2020-10-07). Wednesday 10/7: Juneteenth SPT Actions against privatization/outsourcing -From New Orleans to AHS East Bay. indybay.org Peoples Ready/Labor Ready | 2648 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601-1512, United States…

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2020-10-07). Monday 10/12: In the Land of My Ancestors: Film and Conversation. indybay.org Zoom…

No Justice Under Capitalism (2020-10-07). Saturday 10/10: Recognizing Prison Resistance : From George Jackson to the Agreement to End Hostilities. indybay.org San Quentin State Prison – West Gate, Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Meet at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal at 4: 30pm and we will march up to the West Gate at 5pm.

Yes on Prop 15 (2020-10-07). Monday 10/12: Yes on 15 Rally in San Francisco at Bank of America Building. indybay.org Bank of America building, 555 California St, San Francisco 94104 (Trump's SF Property)…

The United Front Against Displacement (2020-10-07). Tuesday 10/13: Defend Against Illegal Evictions at Wood Street! indybay.org West Oakland Wood Street encampment. We are meeting at West Grand and Wood St.

Dan Bacher (2020-10-07). A.G. Becerra Slams Trump Shasta Dam Raise Plan – As Newsom Fast-Tracks Delta Tunnel. indybay.org In a major conflict of interest, David Bernhardt, Trump's Secretary of Interior, is a former lobbyist for the Westlands Water District, the main proponent of the Shasta dam raise proposal.

PFAW & partners (2020-10-07). Friday 10/9: No Confirmation Before Inauguration: #WeDissent Digital Rally. indybay.org Online via livstream…

DDAPAGP (2020-10-07). Unwelcome Party at Palantir's New Denver HQ. indybay.org Protesters gathered outside Palantir's new headquarters at 1555 Blake Street in Denver for an "unwelcome party" on September 22, one day after demonstrators staged a "good riddance party" for the data-mining company in front of its previous HQ in Palo Alto.

ABOCT (2020-10-07). Let's boycott AJINOMOTO! Japan's largest food manufacturer. indybay.org Ajinomoto is the most successful Japanese food manufacturer since before World War II. | Animal experiments have supported and continued the success of the hemother. | Let's boycott this food company. Send an e-mail to the president.

David Giesen (2020-10-07). Saturday 10/10: The SF and California ballots, a property tax perspective. indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/92178489086?pwd=eXBpa1dTV1BUVj… | Meeting ID: 921 7848 9086 | Passcode: x5DAPb…

United We Dream & partners (2020-10-07). Wednesday 10/7: Defund Militarism, Invest in Communities, & the Racial Justice Movements Making It Happen. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Peoples Alliance (2020-10-07). Tuesday 10/13: Authoritarianism: U.S. vs Peoples Republic of China. indybay.org Online. Please use this registration link to get your login information: | us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrde-…

Mark Leonard (2020-10-07). Dirty tricks of the autocrats. indybay.org Donald Trump tries to get re-elected with partly illegal tricks. This is undemocratic and dangerous for the USA and its allies. Trump's role models, however, are already further along: they decompose and weaken democracy until there is nothing left of it. Defending it is becoming the challenge of our time.

Swing Left San Francisco (2020-10-07). Wednesday 10/14: Swing Left SF October General Meeting. indybay.org Online…

Sit.Walk.Listen. (2020-10-07). Sunday 10/11: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park. Oakland, California. | (19th Street/Rashida Muhammad)…

Save Our Shores (2020-10-07). Wednesday 10/21: Speaker Series: Whale Entanglements in the Monterey Bay. indybay.org Online Event | www.eventbrite.com/e/120564739381…

Residents Show Up, Speak Out (2020-10-07). Small but Mighty Sunnyvale Demonstration for Black Lives Matter. indybay.org October 3 Black Lives Matter protest in Sunnyvale, California…

Green Party (2020-10-07). Green Party local, state, and national Endorsements. indybay.org In addition to the San Francisco Green Party and the Green Party of Alameda County endorsements that are listed below, the Green Party of Santa Clara County endorsements can be found here: sccgreens.org/elections/2020-nov-voter-g…

YPOFA (2020-10-07). Monday 10/12: Level the Playing Field Tour: Unity Rally for Prop 16. indybay.org North Steps of California State Capitol building, 315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Masks and social distancing required…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-10-07). Poor People's Caravan Targets Senators Feinstein and Harris. indybay.org Political action as applied morality…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Agreement between Iran, IAEA, 'a shining moment in diplomacy'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) — The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that recent agreement made between Iran and IAEA is a shining and brilliant moment in diplomacy.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Iran futsal team defeats Uzbekistan in friendly. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) — Iran national futsal team beat Uzbekistan in a friendly match on Wednesday evening in the capital city Tashkent.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Relating Yemen war to Iran, another American fallacy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) — The chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee of Yemen dismissed the speculations relating the Yemen war to the US' pressure campaign on Iran, saying this is transparently another fallacy by the Americans.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Saudi Arabia biggest buyer of UK arms in West Asia: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) — A new report by the British government indicates that the UK is the second-largest arms exporter over the past decade and the biggest buyer of these weapons is West Asia, especially Saudi Arabia.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Iran has a straight line to Antarctica: Roads min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development said that Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the rare countries in the region in terms of accessing to the sea and a straight line to Antarctica.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). COVID-19 Children's Art Competition winners announced. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) — The Ministry of Interior and UNICEF announced the winners of the joint COVID-19 Art Competition for children called "We Are All Champions" on Children's Day and Week.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Shias in Karbala holding Arbaeen rituals. en.mehrnews.com KARBALA, Oct. 07 (MNA) — Shias in Iraq have started holding Arbaeen ceremonies to commemorate the Martyrdom of Imam Hussein(PBUH), the third Shia Imam in the battle of Karbala.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). US keeps repeating empty offers of aid: FM spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that the US keeps repeating empty offers of aid and urged Washington to stop blocking Iranian people's right to use their own money frozen in Korea, Iraq, and Japan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Despotic rulers not able to stop Arbaeen Mourning ritual. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) — Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said nothing, including tyrant rulers, can stop believers from holding Arbaeen mourning rituals.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). 'Preserving JCPOA strategic to EU security'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) — EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell said on Wednesday that preserving Iran nuclear deal (JCPAO) is strategic to EU security.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). 23 export brokers serving Iran's knowledge-based firms. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 06 (MNA) — An official in Vice Presidency for Science and Technology noted that 23 export brokers have been launched in more than 18 countries to pave the way for Iranian knowledge-based firms to export their products.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Asalem to Khalkhal, spectacular forest road in Iran. en.mehrnews.com KHALKHAL, Oct. 07 (MNA) — Asalem to Khalkhal Road in northern Iran's Gilan province is a spectacular and eye-catching road which enjoys a beautiful nature attracting many enthusiasts every year.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Imam Ali (PBUH) Holy Shrine in Najaf Ashraf on eve of Arbaeen. en.mehrnews.com NAJAF, Oct. 07 (MNA) — Although Arbaeen March will not be attended by Shiites around world this year due to outbreak of corona pandemic and restrictions on travel of foreigners to Iraq, Iraqi Shiites have gathered in Imam Ali Shrine to hold ceremony.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Astonishing scenery of autumn in Hyrcanian forests. en.mehrnews.com GORGAN, Dec. 04 (MNA) — As the autumn comes, Hyrcanian forests in Golestan province, northern Iran, reveal part of their impressive beauties in a festival of colors.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Iran records highest COVID-19 death toll since outbreak. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) — Deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran hit a high record on Wednesday as 239 new deaths were registered over the past 24 hours, the highest since the virus outbreak in the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Video mapping on Azadi Tower in "Tehran Week" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) — On the occasion of the Week of Tehran, a series of symbolic images of the most significant events of contemporary Tehran video mapped on Azadi Tower on Tuesday evening.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-07). Watershed moment to tackle widening health inequalities as a result of COVID-19. imperial.ac.uk The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that there is limited time to address fundamental health inequalities in the UK, said an Imperial expert.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-07). Lockdown not 'a trade-off between health and the economy' says Imperial academic. imperial.ac.uk Consumer concerns over the rise in the UK infection rate is likely to hit social spending regardless of whether a lockdown is put in place.

The Canary (2020-10-07). Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party guilty of operating as crime organisation. thecanary.co A Greek court has ruled that the far-right Golden Dawn party was operating as a criminal organisation, delivering a landmark verdict in a marathon five-year trial. | The court delivered guilty verdicts against several of the party's former legislators for participating in a criminal organisation, and deemed others guilty of leading a criminal organisation. | Security tight was tight at the Athens courthouse with more than 15,000 people gathered for an anti-fascist rally outside. | The 68 defendants in the trial included 18 former legislators from the party that was founded in the 1980s as a neo-Nazi organization…

Steve Topple (2020-10-07). The Canary's five-year anniversary. thecanary.co The Canary published its first article on 6 October 2015. Five years later, editor-at-large By

pip.hinman (2020-10-07). The lie that gas is 'cleaner'. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-10-07). NSW public sector pay 'rise': 60 cents a day. greenleft.org.au

James O'Neill (2020-10-07). Russia and China Both Subject to Unrelenting Economic and Social Warfare. dissidentvoice.org It is no secret that the United States government has been bitterly opposed to the Nord Stream 2 project that will provide reliable, cheap and necessary oil supplies from Russia to Germany. It is tempting to view this opposition as based on economic self-interest. The substitute for Russian energy to Europe is American liquid natural …

Steve Topple (2020-10-07). Dimbleby's silencing on The One Show sums up the mindless programme perfectly. thecanary.co Former Question Time host David Dimbleby used to get flack over You can't say THAT, Dimbleby!: | Kevin Pascoe

Rumaan Alam (2020-10-07). John Luther Adams's Songs for a Vanished World. thenation.com John Luther Adams's Songs for a Vanished World…

Mark Hertsgaard (2020-10-07). '60 Minutes,' 'The Guardian,' and Game-Changing New Climate Science. thenation.com '60 Minutes,' 'The Guardian,' and Game-Changing New Climate Science…

Zoà´ Carpenter (2020-10-07). A Reckoning Inside the Domestic-Violence Movement. thenation.com A Reckoning Inside the Domestic-Violence Movement…

MEE staff (2020-10-06). Israeli-made cluster bombs used by Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh, says Amnesty. middleeasteye.net Israeli-made cluster bombs used by Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh, says Amnesty | The rights group says widely-banned weaponry has been fired on residential areas of breakaway region | Tue, 10/06/2020 – 14: 10 | A picture shows an unexploded rocket in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region's main city of Stepanakert on 6 October 2020 (AFP) | Israeli-made cluster bombs are being used by Azerbaijan against civili…

WSWS (2020-10-06). Armenian-Azerbaijan war turns Caucasus, Central Asia, Russia into a powder keg. wsws.org The Kremlin's central fear is that the war could reignite long-simmering regionalist, ethnic and religious conflicts on its southern borders.

news.un (2020-10-06). UN chief condemns continuing escalation of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh. news.un.org The United Nations Secretary-General has condemned the continuing escalation of violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, reminding all sides of their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure.

Thierry Meyssan (2020-10-06). Will Artsakh (Karabagh) be the tomb of Erdogan ? thealtworld.com The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict certainly had its origins in the dissolution of the USSR, but it was revived by the will of the Turkish president. It is unlikely that he took this initiative without first referring it to Washington. This is also what President Saddam Hussein did before invading Kuwait, falling by ambition into the trap set for him and causing his downfall. | A very ancient conflict, frozen for the past 30 years: | The Turkish people define themselves as descended from the "children of the wolf of the steppes", i.e. as descendants of the hordes of Genghis Khan. It is composed of both "one pe…

Thierry Meyssan (2020-10-06). L'Artsakh (Karabagh) sera-t-il le tombeau d'Erdogan ? thealtworld.com

| Le conflit du Haut-Karabagh trouve certes son origine dans la dissolution de l'URSS, mais il a été relancé par la volonté du président turc. Il est peu probable que celui-ci ait pris cette initiative sans en référer préalablement à Washington. C'est aussi ce qu'avait fait le président Saddam Hussein avant d'envahir le KoweàØt, tombant par ambition dans le piège qui lui était tendu et provoqua sa chute. | Un conflit très ancien, gelé depuis 30 ans: | Le peuple turc se définit comme issu des ´ enfants du loup des steppes ª, c'est-à -dire comme descendant des hordes de Gengis Kh…

Peter Koenig (2020-10-06). COVID-19: President Trump Tested Positive — A Reelection Campaign Bonanza? globalresearch.ca May President Trump and his wife recover fast, fully and for good from their nasty corona disease. After being airlifted four days ago to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and after receiving high-quality professional medical care, both were …

Staff (2020-10-05). A still-contagious, mask-less Trump returns to the White House to lie about COVID-19. therealnews.com After receiving cutting-edge treatment, Trump downplays COVID-19 danger and compares it to the flu, after privately admitting in February that it's far more deadly.

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-10-06). Polls Show that Trump's COVID-19 Infection Has Not Impacted His Re-election Campaign. globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump will need all the points he can score in the run up to next month's presidential elections where he will face off against Democrat candidate Joe Biden. Events such as war or threats to a …

Nathaniel Chase (2020-10-06). Trump, COVID and poetic justice. workers.org Donald Trump, who sat by while so many died, undercut health professionals' recommendations for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, mocked wearing a mask, placed capitalist profits over the lives of thousands and put forward no serious plan to address the pandemic, is now sick himself. The chickens have come home to . . . |

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-06). Mixed Messages on Trump's Health Condition: Covid, Influenza or Common Cold? globalresearch.ca On Monday, after three days of hospitalization for reported Covid illness, Trump was discharged. | He returned to his White House residence away from staff to continue recovering. | Is he ill from Covid infection, seasonal flu/influenza, or something else? | Diagnostic PCR …

RT (2020-10-06). 'She's 15. You are adults': Kellyanne Conway slams 'sick' social media speculators after daughter tweets Trump 'not better'. rt.com Kellyanne Conway has slammed online speculation over President Donald Trump's health, the latest of which arose after her outspoken 15-year-old daughter Claudia posted on TikTok that he was "doing badly" with Covid-19. | "Like all of you, [Claudia] speculates on social media," Conway tweeted on Tuesday, after her child's name began trending, following several controversial TikTok posts. | "She's 15. You are adults," said Trump's 2016 campaign manager. "We have Covid, but it's clear who's really sick," she added. | My daughter, Claudia, is beautiful & brilliant. She has access to top doctors & health care & liv…

RT (2020-10-06). 'Don't let Covid-19 dominate you': Trump tells Americans to 'get out' & 'be careful' in first statement after hospital stay. rt.com US President Donald Trump has urged Americans not to fear the coronavirus and pledged that he would soon be "back to work" in his first statement from the White House since leaving hospital, where he was treated for Covid-19. | The president shared a brief video message on Twitter after returning to the White House on Monday evening, thanking staff at Walter Reed Medical Center and stating that he felt "better than I have in a long time" after his three-day stay. | "One thing that's for certain: Don't let [Covid-19] dominate you, don't be afraid of it, you're going to beat it. We have the best medical equipmen…

Robert Mackey (2020-10-06). Infected Trump Returns to White House, Risking Lives to Record Video on Behalf of Virus. zcomm.org The infected president removed his mask, endangering White House staff to record a video downplaying Covid-19.

Staff (2020-10-06). Meet the College Senior Who Built a COVID Tracker After CDC Blocked from Tracing Trump's Contacts. democracynow.org As the number of people in President Trump's orbit who test positive for COVID-19 continues to grow, we meet a student journalist who is doing what the White House doesn't want the CDC to do: tracing the contacts of people who may have infected or been infected by President Trump. Benjy Renton, a Middlebury College senior, helped develop a real-time tracking tool to monitor the growing number of people in President Trump's circle who were exposed or infected with COVID-19. The site is called COVID-19 at the White House and lists over 270 contacts and 25 positive cases, so far. It uses "publicly available informat…

Staff (2020-10-06). Activist Who Lost Father to COVID Says Trump's White House Photo Op Was Like "Sci-Fi Horror Film" democracynow.org As the highest-profile coronavirus patient in the world returns to the White House while still infectious and a danger to others, we speak with activist Kristin Urquiza, whose father died from COVID-19 earlier this year. She says President Trump's minimizing of the disease is a slap in the face to families who have lost loved ones. "I was appalled," says Urquiza. "Every single person out there who's lost a loved one to COVID, who has seen up close and personal what this virus can do, felt the same way." Urquiza, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention in August about her father, is co-founder of Marked by…

Staff (2020-10-06). "Don't Be Afraid of COVID": Trump Removes Mask & Fuels Misinformation Effort After Leaving Hospital. democracynow.org Shocking medical experts, President Trump has returned to the White House while still infectious with the coronavirus and after more than a dozen people in Trump's orbit have already tested positive for COVID-19. Emergency room physician Dr. Dara Kass says she was "horrified" by President Trump's dismissive attitude toward a pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 people in the United States. "I had this virus," says Dr. Kass. "I never left my bedroom without an N95 mask on my face, because I was petrified of giving it to my friends and family."

Anand Naidoo (2020-10-06). The Heat: Coronavirus at the White House; Trump leaves hospital. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Donald Trump is back in the White House after treatment for Covid-19. Three days after entering Walter Reed National Medical Center, the world's most famous Covid-19 patient was discharged and flown back to the White House where he'll continue to recover and receive …

sputniknews (2020-10-06). Biden Says Second Debate With Trump Shouldn't Happen 'If He Still Has COVID'. sputniknews.com Democratic presidential nominee and former US Vice President Joe Biden appears to have changed his opinion on the slated October 15 debate against US President Donald Trump, telling reporters that the next debate will be contingent on 45's COVID-19 novel coronavirus test results.

Staff (2020-10-06). Fauci Says Trump Could See "Reversal" of His COVID Recovery This Week or Next. truthout.org Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House's coronavirus task force, suggested that officials within the Trump administration ought to keep their "heads up" to the possibility that President Trump's condition may deteriorate this week (or even next week) after having been treated for COVID-19 over the weekend. | Discussing the issue on Monday evening during a segment on CNN, Fauci said he felt the president "looks f…

Staff (2020-10-06). Trump Blocks FDA on Stricter COVID-19 Vaccine Standards. truthout.org Taking the advice of profit-driven pharmaceutical corporations over that of his own public health agencies and experts, President Donald Trump is blocking the Food and Drug Administration from imposing tougher safety requirements on the authorization of a coronavirus vaccine after drug company executives privately voiced disapproval with the push for stricter federal standards. | Politico

Staff (2020-10-06). Trump Fans Flames of COVID-19 Misinformation Effort After Hospital Exit. truthout.org Shocking medical experts, President Trump has returned to the White House while still infectious with the coronavirus and after more than a dozen people in Trump's orbit have already tested positive for COVID-19. Emergency room physician Dr. Dara Kass says she was "horrified" by President Trump's dismissive attitude toward a pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 people in the United States. "I had this virus," says Dr. Kass. "I never left my bedroom without an N95 mask on my face, because I was…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-06). 'What an Anti-Everybody Agenda Looks Like': AOC Excoriates Trump for Walking Away From Covid-19 Relief Talks. commondreams.org "Millions falling into poverty, millions on the edge of eviction, millions going hungry, millions losing their healthcare and this megalomaniac dime store dictator puts his knee of the neck of a nation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-10-06). Small Businesses Aghast at Trump Stopping Covid Relief Negotiations. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Sasha Abramsky (2020-10-06). We Have a Covidiot in the White House. thenation.com We Have a Covidiot in the White House…

Tom Engelhardt (2020-10-06). Trump Is Getting Away With Much More Than Murder. thenation.com Trump Is Getting Away With Much More Than Murder…

Dean Baker (2020-10-06). Why Trump's Approach to the Coronavirus Vaccine May Leave America Behind. counterpunch.org As with everything else, Donald Trump likes to boast about how quickly we are moving toward developing a coronavirus vaccine. By historic standards, he has a case. We may have a vaccine through the final Phase 3 tests and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before the end of the year. However, this

Al Neal (2020-10-06). Minor League baseball players get a SCOTUS win; voting rights a loss. peoplesworld.org At this very moment, the United States is staring down the barrel of a gun. As we inch closer to Election Day 2020, the country is seeing an uptick in coronavirus cases. Our voting rights are under siege by GOP operatives misguided by their impression that winning trumps democracy, and the highest court in the land is on the …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-06). Infectious Conspiracies: Donald Trump, Coronavirus and Reality. dissidentvoice.org One measure of success in politics is the degree enemies imitate you, even if done insincerely and without flattery. Insincere imitation has become the preserve of a whole panoply of Donald Trump's critics stretching from the money, corporate side of the Democrats to the sandalled warriors who believe in environmental eschatology. Most importantly for Joe …

Teresa Gutierrez (2020-10-06). Trump, 'Get your hands off Somali refugees!'. workers.org Before being admitted to the hospital for coronavirus infection, Donald Trump spent the last two weeks on yet another vile anti-immigrant tirade. Both in a policy statement to Congress and on a campaign stop in Minnesota, Trump veered to his campaign cornerstone to send yet another message to his racist . . . |

John Wojcik (2020-10-06). Trump tells Americans not to fear virus that already killed 211,000. peoplesworld.org Visibly struggling to breathe on the balcony of the White House Monday evening, Trump defiantly tore off his mask for a photo-op intended to portray him as a fighter. Rather than using his hospitalization and his current status as an individual infected with the coronavirus as a teaching moment, the president has decided to continue …

commondreams (2020-10-06). Trump Administration's Interference With the FDA's Coronavirus Vaccine Guidance Will Cost American Lives. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Dave Lindorff (2020-10-06). Could the Coronavirus be a Truth Serum? counterpunch.org In a shocking turn of events, Donald Trump's latest media fabulist, Kayleigh McEnany, who kicked off her new job by telling a whopper to assembled reporters in the White House Press Room, "I will never lie to you," and who has spent the rest of her tenure to date padding President Trump's resume of 20,000

Jasmine Norden (2020-10-06). Donald Trump makes flippant and dangerous coronavirus comments as US cases soar. thecanary.co Donald Trump has The US president has made several comments understating the effects of the virus after his short hospital stay. He arrived back at the White House on the evening of 5 October. | In a statement, he said: Don't be afraid of [coronavirus], you're going to beat it. | He added: now I'm better, and maybe I'm immune, I don't know. But don't let it dominate your lives. | Trump and coronavirus:…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-10-06). A Wrong Turn At Albuquerque: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com If all your rabbit holing through information about conspiracies and establishment power leads you to believe that the world is being secretly rescued by the president of the United States, you made a wrong turn at Albuquerque. | ~ | Really sucks how the US intelligence cartel is going to claim a rival nation interfered in the election no matter who wins in order to advance pre-planned geostrategic agendas and everyone's just going to accept it on faith because they learned nothing these last four years. | Not looking forward to Trump supporters unquestioningly swallowing the narrative that China interfered for B…

_____ (2020-10-06). Shutting Down AFRICOM, International Solidarity And The US Elections. popularresistance.org October 1, 2020, marked the twelfth anniversary of AFRICOM, the United States military's presence in Africa. An international day of action was organized to call for AFRICOM to be shut down and for the US to stop interfering in Africa. Ajamu Baraka, a human rights defender and the national organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace, which coordinated the day of action, speaks about the history of AFRICOM and its impact on the continent. He also discusses why it's necessary to be anti-imperialist and to have an internationalist perspective, the changing power dynamics in the world, the upcoming elections in the Uni…

Alan MacLeod (2020-10-06). Abraham Accord: Experts Warn Trump Peace Deal a Precursor to War with Iran. thealtworld.com Experts warn that the Accord is motivated by a desire to secure a united front against Iran for a potential future war — a conflict that would likely make Iraq and Afghanistan look mild by comparison. | MPN— On paper at least, last month's U.S.-sponsored agreements between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were all about peace. But behind the headlines, a darker, much more worrying picture of regional alliances, weapons deals, destabilization campaigns, and messianic prophecies emerge. | The Abraham Accord, as it is known, is likely to expand the power of Gulf dictatorships and increase the…

RT (2020-10-06). 'Powers unseen since oil barons': Democrats threaten to BREAK UP Apple, Google, Amazon & Facebook, accusing Big Tech of monopolism. rt.com House Democrats called for an overhaul of antitrust laws to break up Silicon Valley, comparing them to Gilded Age monopolies, even as tech giants backed their calls for increased speech policing ahead of the November election. | That's the main thrust of the

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-10-06). 'Incapable of Rendering Equal Justice': 150 Groups Demand Senators Reject Coney Barrett for Supreme Court. commondreams.org "Judge Barrett has demonstrated that she will march in lock step with President Trump's cruel agenda to deprive millions of people of their access to healthcare." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrew Korybko (2020-10-06). Kyrgyzstan Color Revolution in Central Asia. globalresearch.ca The sudden outbreak of Color Revolution unrest in the historically unstable Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan following recent parliamentary elections in this Russian CSTO mutual defense ally intensifies the US' Hybrid War "containment" of Russia when seen in the context …

Patrick Cockburn (2020-10-06). The Assange Extradition Case is an Unprecedented Attack on Press Freedom, So Why's the Media Largely Ignoring It? counterpunch.org The Assange case creates a precedent that mortally threatens freedom of the press in Britain. If Assange is extradited then any journalist who publishes information that the American authorities deem to be classified, however well-known or harmless it may be, will risk being extradited to face trial in America. The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, says that non-Americans like Assange do not enjoy First Amendment rights to free expression.

Charles Glass (2020-10-06). The Unprecedented and Illegal Campaign to Eliminate Julian Assange. zcomm.org Assange would never receive a fair trial in the U.S., but he's not receiving one in Britain either.

WSWS (2020-10-06). Australian government silent on calls to intervene in defence of Julian Assange. wsws.org The silence of the government and Labor has been a green light for the abuses that Assange has been subjected to over the past month, and the entire US-led campaign to destroy him.