2020-10-08: Social Media Postees

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GOP Attempts to Suppress the Vote Must be Stopped
Mark Weisbrot | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
Trump has governed in some ways that no US president has ever done before. One is that he made almost no attempt to expand his support beyond his hard-core base. Even dictators generally come to a different conclusion about what is best for their political survival. But Trump has had difficulty even distancing himself from…
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Evo Morales' Ally Has Real Chance of Winning Bolivia's Upcoming Elections
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
A corrupt, manipulative and indolent government in Bolivia, coupled with problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, has only exacerbated the many issues the country has faced since Evo Morales was ousted from power on November 10, 2019. Interior Minister Arturo | …
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Turkish F-16s kept in Azerbaijan 'as deterrent against Armenian attacks'
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-08
Turkish F-16s kept in Azerbaijan 'as deterrent against Armenian attacks' | Sources say warplanes haven't participated in raids and denied that they had shot down an Armenian jet, as claimed by Yerevan | Ragip Soylu | Thu, 10/08/2020 – 08: 10 | Five Turkish F-16s took part in the TurAz Eagle military drill in Azerbaijan's city of Ganja on 31 July (Azerbaijan Ministry of Defence / Screengrab) | Turkey has kept a number…
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The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.
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Science denial runs deep in the GOP
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-08
Back in 2012, climate science denial created an "October Surprise" moment for the presidential election and a turning point against the presidential prospects of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. In 2020 science denial is again a game changer, this time for Republican President Donald Trump, who has continued to downplay COVID-19's seriousness, even after he was hospitalized for the disease which has killed more than 210,000 Americans. | A month before Hurricane Sandy reached landfall first in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and then New York City, killing 37…
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PDF of October 8 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2020-10-08
Download the 12-page PDF. COVID: A tale of two classes Trump, COVIS and poetic justice Essential food workers battle virus WORLD: China; Palestine; Pakistan; Greece. ALSO: Denver labor for Black Lives; Louisville grand jury exposed; Mumia: Breonna's deathbed; Debate debacle; Voter suppression in the South; BLM protest vs debate; The . . . | Continue reading PDF of October 8 issue at Workers.org
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Infectious Conspiracies: Donald Trump, Coronavirus and Reality
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
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…
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The Long Haul: Living Through Pandemic-Plus
Frida Berrigan | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
After all these months and 210,000 deaths, you'd think I'd be used to it all, but I'm not. It doesn't seem even a little normal yet. I'm still full of absences, missing so much I used to take for granted: hugs and handshakes, rooms crowded for funerals and weddings, potluck dinners and house parties. I…
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The Long Haul: Living Through Pandemic-Plus
Frida Berrigan | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
After all these months and 210,000 deaths, you'd think I'd be used to it all, but I'm not. It doesn't seem even a little normal yet. I'm still full of absences, missing so much I used to take for granted: hugs and handshakes, rooms crowded for funerals and weddings, potluck dinners and house parties. I…
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Guatemalan and Mexican Governments Use Pandemic to Turn Back Caravan of Thousands of Refugees
Tamara Pearson | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
Thousands of Honduran migrants and refugees have been beaten, arrested, threatened with prison, and deported as they tried to make their way through the closed borders of Guatemala and Mexico. Over the last few days the Mexican and Guatemalan governments collaborated to stop the migrant march or caravan, which left Honduras on 30 September, from reaching Mexico and the US.
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Historic general strike in South Africa sees workers raise issues of corruption, job loss
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-08
The strike was called by the Congress of South African Trade Unions and was joined by the South African Federation of Trade Unions and other organizations. It may set the stage for a new phase of working class unity…
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Using human rights to promote war: debunking UN's new Venezuela report
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-08
Red Lines host Anya Parampil debunks a new report issued by the UN Human Right's Council which accuses Venezuela's government of "crimes against humanity". Transcript below.
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'None of It Reported': How Corporate Media Buried the Assange Trial
Media Lens | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
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 …
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What is Covid-19, SARS-2. How is it Tested? How is It Measured? The Fear Campaign Has No Scientific Basis
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
The data and concepts have been manipulated with a view to sustaining the fear campaign. The estimates are meaningless. The figures have been hyped to justify the closure of the national economy. Covid-19 is a public health concern but it is NOT a dangerous virus.
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The Construction of an Alternative to "Manufactured Dissent"
Prof. Charles McKelvey | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
In The Globalization of War, Michel Chossudovsky writes of the process of "manufacturing dissent," which functions to channel the anger and frustrations of the people in a direction that does not challenge elite interests. | The concept of manufacturing | …
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Does Damascus Regard the Syrian Armenians Reportedly Fighting in Azerbaijan as Traitors?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
The Turkish reports alleging that the Kurdish-allied Syrian-Armenian militia "Nubar Ozanyan Brigade" is fighting in Azerbaijan on the side of the separatists prompt questions about exactly how Damascus regards this armed group, but if Syria's official statements pertaining to the …
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'Successful' People Are Misery Super-Spreaders
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-08
"We are led by the least among us — the least intelligent, the least noble, the least visionary. We are led by the least among us and we do not fight back against the dehumanizing values that are handed down as control icons." | ~ Terence McKenna | The term "super-spreader" has been popping up a lot in mainstream news media and Democrat-aligned partisan rhetoric in reference to President Trump and hi…
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'Successful' People Are Misery Super-Spreaders
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-08
Caitlin JOHNSTONE | "We are led by the least among us — the least intelligent, the least noble, the least visionary. We are led by the least among us and we do not fight back against the dehumanizing values that are handed down as control icons." | ~ Terence McKenna | The term "super-spreader" has been popping up a lot in mainstream news media and Democrat-aligned partisan rhetoric in reference to President Trump and…
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Penelope Cruz bombarded with Nagorno-Karabakh comments on Instagram as users mistake Colombian flag on film poster for Armenia's
rt.com | 2020-10-08
Hollywood star Penelope Cruz has been unwittingly dragged into an online battle over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, after social media users falsely assumed she had posted an image of the Armenian flag. | The Spanish-born actress shared a photo of…
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Republican attempts to suppress the vote must be stopped
Mark Weisbrot | zcomm.org | 2020-10-08
Democrats need to bring some "law and order" to these elections: people who deprive Americans of their constitutional right to vote, in order to steal an election, will be prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned…
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Labor Unions File UN Complaint Over 'Outrageous' Violations Of Workers' Rights
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-08
United States labor leaders representing workers in several trade unions on Wednesday filed a complaint with the United Nations' labor agency, making the case that under the Trump administration, the U.S. has violated numerous international labor laws during the coronavirus pandemic. | The AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) filed the complaint in Geneva, home of the International Labor Organization (ILO), a U.N. institution dedicated to protecting workers' rights related to workplace safeguards and collective bargaining.
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Rev. William Barber: Millions Are Struggling. So Why Do the Debates Ignore Poverty?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-08
Rev. William Barber says the 2020 election debates have steadfastly ignored the subject of poverty, even though it affected almost half the United States population before the COVID-19 pandemic and millions more people are struggling since then. "We have to stop saying that things were well before COVID," Barber says. "The reality is, Wall Street was well." Barber is co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach.
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Rev. William Barber on Voter Suppression: Republicans Know They Can't Win If Everyone Casts a Ballot
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-08
During Wednesday's debate, Vice President Mike Pence refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power if Biden wins the election. Instead, he referenced the Trump administration's legal efforts to restrict mail-in voting. Rev. William Barber says the Republican Party's voter suppression efforts ahead of the November election, aimed primarily at Black and Brown voters, amount to "surgical racism with surgical precision." The Poor People's Campaign, of which Barber is co-chair, is leading a major voter mobilization effort to combat voter disenfranchisement. "They know they cannot win if everybody votes. They are…
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The Greatest Failure in Presidential History: Kamala Harris Slams Trump/Pence's Handling of COVID-19
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-08
Separated by two plates of plexiglass, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris met Wednesday in the only vice-presidential debate of the campaign season. Pence, who heads the White House Coronavirus Task Force, repeatedly defended the Trump administration's handling of the crisis as the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 nears 212,000 and millions of people remain out of work. The debate also took place against the backdrop of a White House outbreak that has infected President Trump and dozens of other senior figures.
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OPCW Syria Whistleblower and Ex-OPCW Chief Attacked by U.S., UK, France at UN
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-08
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.
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The Uyghur Issue: How Can the U.S. Dare Lecturing China About the Rights of the Muslims?
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
This article by the late Andre Vltchek was first published in 2019. | In 2019, I have written a long analysis about "the Uyghur issue"; analysis which will be soon published as a book. | For some time, I have been warning …
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The Heat: US President Trump returns to Oval Office
Holly Sheppard | america.cgtn.com | 2020-10-08
A US marine posted outside the Oval office of the White House signals US President Trump is back at work while battling COVID-19.
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Putin invites Azerbaijani & Armenian FMs to FRIDAY talks in Moscow, urges to halt hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh
rt.com | 2020-10-08
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the top diplomats of Armenia and Azerbaijan were invited to take part in peace talks in Moscow on Friday so that a "humanitarian" ceasefire may be agreed in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh. | Putin called on all sides of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh to suspend hostilities "for humanitarian reasons" to allow for a prisoner swap and an exchange of bodies of those killed in the skirmishes, the Kremlin said Thursday. The Russian president previously described the ongoing military face-o…
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Two Russian journalists & guide injured in shelling of iconic 19th century cathedral in Nagorno-Karabakh (PHOTOS & VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-10-08
Two Russian journalists and their Russian fixer have been injured in the shelling of a historic Armenian church in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, the second attack on the Ghazanchetsots cathedral in one day. | Russian military correspondents Yury Kotenok and Levon Arzanov suffered injuries during a Thursday strike on the cathedral, located in the town of Shusha, the Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesperson told news agency RIA. He added that the journalists' guide, who is also a Russian citizen, was injured as well. | | © David Ghahramanyan/NKR InfoCenter/PAN Photo/Handout via REUTERS | Kotenok is…
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Video: Armenians Fight Back Against Azerbaijani Advance, Strike Strategic (BTC) Oil Pipeline
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
Armenian forces launched a missile attack on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline, according to Azerbaijan. The country's prosecutors said that Armenian forces had carried out the attack, which was prevented by the Azerbaijani military, on the pipeline in Yevlah at …
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Selected Articles: Assaulting Science in the Name of Science
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
The Construction of an Alternative to "Manufactured Dissent" | By Prof. Charles McKelvey, October 08 2020 | In The Globalization of War, Michel Chossudovsky writes of the process of "manufacturing dissent," which functions to channel the anger and frustrations of the | …
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Tuesday 11/10: Chris Hedges: The Culture of Despair
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Online webinar…
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The case for a socialist Green New Deal
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-08
Proposals for a Green New Deal (GND) were multiplying even before the pandemic, but the economic crisis triggered by Coronavirus has given them a new urgency.
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Fires Raze Nearly Half of Indigenous Territories in Brazil's Pantanal
Bianca Muniz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
In September, 164 fires were recorded across Indigenous territories in the Brazilian Pantanal, the world's biggest wetland. In August, there were more than 200. Nearly half of the certified Indigenous areas in the region have already been subject to fires …
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Juan Guaidó Creates a Parallel Consulate in Brazil
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
A "parallel" Venezuelan Consulate in Brazil was condemned in a recent statement by Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza. In late September, supporters of the Venezuelan opposition leader, the self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó, announced that they would form …
globalresearch.ca/juan-guaido-creates-pa…

Donald Trump Is Not Extreme Left
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
Donald Trump is not extreme left. Seems obvious, right? Shouldn't I be writing that Joe Biden isn't extreme left, as this is the accusation leveled against him? Still, I think when people call Joe Biden extreme left it's seen as a positive. When Noam Chomsky calls him the most progressive President since FDR we are…
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US elections: Four Middle East moments from Harris-Pence debate
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-08
US elections: Four Middle East moments from Harris-Pence debate | Kamala Harris and Mike Pence discussed US policy on Iran, Israel and Palestine in the first and only vice presidential debate | Ali Harb | Thu, 10/08/2020 – 07: 11 | Plexiglass separated the two candidates on Wednesday amid coronavirus concerns (AFP) | If political debates were a sport, US vice presidential debates would be a game between the reserve teams.
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Libya Refuses to Take Up Arab League Presidency Following Palestinian Walkout
The New Arab | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
Libya on Tuesday refused to assume the presidency of the current session of the Arab League, after Palestine resigned the position in protest at the organisation's failure to take a stand against the UAE-Bahrain normalisation deals with Israel. | Qatar …
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Black Lives Should Always Matter: Delinking Social Justice from Seasonal US Politics
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-08
After viewing the first US Presidential debate on September 29, one is left with no doubt about the degenerating political discourse among America's ruling elites. Following the debate between US President, Donald Trump, and Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden, most analyses focused mainly on the personal insults and name-calling, which, deservedly, earned the event the …
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Socialist campaigner shares her vision for a democratic council
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-08
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Why America's economic war on China is failing
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-08
Trump faces negative legal judgments about his "trade war," and the US economy slips into negative territory. Meanwhile, China has emerged as the major driver of the global economy…
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Secretive HHS AI Platform to Predict US Covid-19 Outbreaks Weeks in Advance
Whitney Webb | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-08
A new AI-powered module known as HHS Vision has been added to the controversial and secretive HHS Protect system for amassing data related to Covid-19. By year's end, this opaque, yet increasingly influential, system is set to predict Covid-19 outbreaks without traditional testing. | Two weeks ago, on September 24, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a solicitation for the creation of a new "early warning system" that would "detect and track traces of the [corona]virus in community wastewater, compile the data, [a…
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Lord of the Lies
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-08
Stir Crazy! Episode 95: Series finale. We've had a good run here on Stir Crazy and want to thank all of you who have tuned in for the last few months. On today's show we are joined by TRNN Editor in Chief Maximillian Alvarez, TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery, and fan favorite and co-host of "By Any Means Necessary" Jacqueline Luqman. Hosted by Kim Brown.
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National Forest Roads and Wildfire
Adam Rissien | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
Earlier this year we released a report titled "The Environmental Consequences of Forest Roads and Achieving a Sustainable Road System," which updated a previous literature review on this topic by adding fifty-nine new citations along with several new sections. Notably, our report demonstrates the significant harmful effects forest roads pose to fish, wildlife and the…
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Bland "Resistance" Punditry
Jennifer Matsui | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
The Establishment Left labors under the delusion that Trump supporters, if confronted by facts, would simply drop their guns and renounce their Orange Savior. Thus they churn out ham-handed editorials and think pieces with such scintillating headlines as "Why Trump is Wrong on Jobs" and "How Trump Lost the Debate". As usual, they are pontificating…
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SUNY students face budget gap in Excelsior Scholarship program
wsws.org | 2020-10-08
With a $62 billion budget gap, some SUNY students have been charged full tuition and are unsure when their scholarship credits will be applied.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/08/suny…

Bland "Resistance" Punditry
Jennifer Matsui | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
The Establishment Left labors under the delusion that Trump supporters, if confronted by facts, would simply drop their guns and renounce their Orange Savior. Thus they churn out ham-handed editorials and think pieces with such scintillating headlines as "Why Trump is Wrong on Jobs" and "How Trump Lost the Debate". As usual, they are pontificating in a vacuum, where any real critiques of their own class are drowned out by the drone of the political machines that manufacture absolute consensus on this point. Notice it's always the voters who are blamed for the defective candidates that their infernal engines belch…
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Quebec educator urges teachers to build rank-and-file safety committees to oppose reckless school reopening
wsws.org | 2020-10-08
There is no longer any doubt that the reopening of schools in Quebec, as across Canada, is fueling the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/08/qute…

'War is imminent': Iraq's Kadhimi moves to fend off US threat to target pro-Iran groups
Suadad al-Salhy | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-08
'War is imminent': Iraq's Kadhimi moves to fend off US threat to target pro-Iran groups | Iraqi government scrambling to head off threatened closure of US embassy in Baghdad amid fears move could lead to political and economic collapse | Suadad al-Salhy | Thu, 10/08/2020 – 14: 07 | Iraqi security forces stand guard in front of the US embassy in Baghdad in January 2020 (AFP) | The United States has drawn up a l…
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Long Island man brutalized by police for 'illegal right turn'
Danny Towle | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-08
Rondese Hilton-Jones was driving home when police officers followed his vehicle allegedly for a traffic violation, then brutally attacked him and invented false charges.
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Racism and the Death Penalty
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
Christopher Vialva, 40, was executed by the United States government on September 24 in Terra Haute, Indiana. | Vialva was the first Black person put to death by the federal criminal justice system since the resumption of executions by Washington earlier …
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US Military Bases Are Key Pieces of the Global War Machine
Sarah Lazare | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
We don't hear about them very often, but the estimated 800 US military bases around the globe have played an essential role in turning the whole world into a bloody battlefield. Any effort to roll back US empire has to …
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Protests & Provocateurs: Infiltrators are Disrupting BLM Protests
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
Reports of agents provocateurs, outside agitators and police infiltration of protests are appearing throughout the country and involving law-enforcement agents and rightwing nationalists. The most public role of such a disruptor was detailed in Minneapolis at the time of Trump's provocative tweets and involved someone who has come to be known as the "Umbrella Man."
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Resisting Corona "New Normal" Oppression: Every Civil Rights Movement Begins with a Shunned 5%
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
After a TV interview on Canada Citizen's Forum, host Jack Etkin said to me something to the effect of: We're really in the minority, aren't we? Probably only 5% of people see through the COVID-19 hoax. 80% completely believe …
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Corruption Inc. — Somalia Style
Dr. Bischara A. Egal | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
This article was originally published in February 2020. | Political corruption is so rampant in Africa and Somalia in particularly since the civil war 1991. Resource-rich African countries such as Angola, Algeria, DRC, Libiya, Nigeria, Somalia, and Sudan suffer from the …
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Race, Militarism and the US Scheme to Control the Pacific
Gregory Elich | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
Christine Hong's marvelous book, A Violent Peace: Race, U.S. Militarism, and Cultures of Democratization in Cold War Asia and the Pacific, arrives at a time when Washington's Indo Pacific Strategy is driving U.S. political, economic, and military confrontation in the Asia-Pacific, as the culmination of a long process that began in the immediate aftermath of the…
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Greece: Golden Dawn Trial Ends with Guilty Verdict
Freedom News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
The heavily guarded Court of Appeals of Athens delivered the verdicts today in a five-year-long Golden Dawn trial. | Thousands gathered in an antifascist rally outside of the court this morning to await the ruling. The trial, widely covered in Greek …
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Reflections on white elections
T.P. Wilkinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-08
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 Trump captured the Republican nomination and the election four years ago by appealing to the …
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Golden Dawn leaders and members convicted of murder of Pavlos Fyssas
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-08
After a 5-year-long trial, the killers of anti-fascist musician Pavlos Fyssas were convicted on October 7. Leaders of the the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, which was heavily involved in his murder and other hate crimes, were convicted of running a criminal organization.
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Denver Area Labor Federation condemns fascism in Colorado
| workers.org | 2020-10-08
On Sept. 24, the Denver Area Labor Federation delegate body, representing 90,000 union members, unanimously passed the following resolution condemning the actions of Denver District Attorneys Dave Young and George Brauchler following a July 17 protest. They had arrested six protest leaders, held them for over a week without arraignment, . . . | Continue reading Denver Area Labor Federation condemns fascism in Colorado at Workers.org
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Tampa students rally against university budget cuts
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-10-08
Tampa, FL – On October 5, members of Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) gathered near the University of South Florida (USF) to protest the university's recent budget cuts. University administration recently announced budget cuts amounting to $36.7 million, with instruction taking the bulk of the cuts and various student services comprising the rest. | Tampa Bay SDS protested these budget cuts, which would adversely affect students and workers on campus, with chants calling for USF administration to instead take significant pay cuts and to defund the university police department (USFPD). Speeches no…
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Savior of Capitalism
Alan Johnstone | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-08
Roosevelt's New Deal brought an array of acronyms for new government agencies to the attention of the American public: NRA, WPA, CCC, TVA et al. The only one absent was capitalism's SOS. There is no doubting that many of the projects initiated by the New Deal were indeed beneficial to America's infrastructure and were a …
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Turkish government orders seizure of exiled journalist's property
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-08
Turkish government orders seizure of exiled journalist's property | Turkish authorities issued an arrest warrant against former Cumhuriyet editor Can Dundar in 2018 | MEE and agencies | Thu, 10/08/2020 – 07: 31 | Turkish journalist Can Dundar (2nd R) greets a fellown participant in a meeting with German and Turkish intellectuals discussing the Mediterranean region and Turkey on 6 October 2020 in Berlin (AFP)…
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Let's Cut The Crap About "White Supremacy"
Michael K. Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-08
How many times do we need to request a meaningless "denunciation" of white supremacy? We, on what passes for a left, are supposed to be critics of corporate media, so why the dog-like obedience to its idiotic framing on this non-issue? President Trump has issued such pointless denunciations before, and did so again in the …
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"Quad" alliance holds summit as U.S. pushes for more aggression vs. China
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-08
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Japan today to attend a high-profile summit of top diplomats from the countries involved in the "Indo-Pacific Quad."
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Here's a Thought: Have Presidential Candidates Debate Serious Issues
William Boardman | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-08
The first thing to be said about the "presidential debate" on September 29 is that there was no Presidential Debate on September 29. We don't have Presidential Debates in the United States any more and haven't for years. We have TV quiz shows of a sort that are demeaning to any serious candidate, who is …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/heres-a-thoug…

What's Wrong with Development? The Geopolitics of The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
Keith Lamb | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
The Belt and Road Initiative seeks to bring development to the world. Why is this a problem for the USA and some of its Western allies? Keith Lamb explains why. | *** | The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a series …
globalresearch.ca/geopolitics-belt-road-…

COVID-19 Masks Are a Crime Against Humanity and Child Abuse
Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
The following is a transcript of the highlights (by Henna Maria) from Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson's recent extremely pressing video message, that was translated on-air from German into English by Claudia Stauber. Video at the end of the transcript….
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-masks-crime-a…

'Poder Popular' builds power with Queens, NY, working class
Bianca Valle | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-08
PSL members safely provide free direct services to the people of Queens, including: dance and self- defense classes, healthy food, bags of school supplies, personal protective equipment, and also connect participants to political struggles such as the recent fight against unsafe school reopenings.
liberationnews.org/poder-popular-builds-…

US Agriculture Department's 'Wildlife Services' Killed Approximately 1.2 Million Native Animals in 2019

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
The arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture known as Wildlife Services killed approximately 1.2 million native animals in 2019, according to new data released by the program this week. | The multimillion-dollar federal wildlife-killing program targets wolves, coyotes, cougars, birds …
globalresearch.ca/agriculture-department…

Tennessee educator speaks out on unsafe conditions in schools
wsws.org | 2020-10-08
While the state's governor proclaims schools are safe, the teacher reveals how her school has been unable to contain the spread of the virus and the impact this has had on educators and students alike.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/08/tned…

George Floyd's killer released on bond
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-10-08
Minneapolis, MN – Derek Chauvin, the cop who knelt on George Floyd's neck until he died, was released from jail October 7 on a $1 million non-cash bond. Chauvin was being jailed at a maximum security prison while he awaited a March 2021 trial. He is the last former cop – all four have been fired – to get out on bail. | DeShaun McDonald, of the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice (TCC4J) stated, "It's a shame that all four killer cops of George Floyd are eating dinner with their families, awaiting their day in court. Yet George lays six feet under. The system created by white men is not broken. It is well and functi…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/10/8/george-f…

El lecho de muerte de Breonna
Mumia Abu-Jamal | workers.org | 2020-10-08
Su nombre, Breonna Taylor, se ha vuelto un llamado coreado y gritado en protestas, junto con los de muchas otras personas negras asesinadas por el Estado con absoluta impunidad. Mumia Abu-Jamal En una reciente decisión, un gran jurado* en el estado de Kentucky no dictó una sola acusación de asesinato . . . | Continue reading El lecho de muerte de Breonna at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/10/51770/?utm_source=rs…

Election Defenders: call to action
| workers.org | 2020-10-08
Election Defenders: Call to Action: With the stakes being as high as they are, voter suppression already more rampant than ever, and the nationalist right emboldened by conspiracy theorists and the president himself, we can't depend on anyone else ensuring people are able to vote freely and safely. Election Defenders . . . | Continue reading Election Defenders: call to action at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/10/51766/?utm_source=rs…

Race, Militarism and the US Scheme to Control the Pacific
Gregory Elich | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
Following World War II, the United States swiftly expanded its military presence in the region and established and supported reactionary client states. It aimed to roll back socialism and pursue economic, political, and military domination throughout the region. Those goals remain unchanged to this day.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/08/race-militar…

Assaulting Science in the Name of Science: Exploring the Coronavirus Crisis of 2020
Prof. Anthony J. Hall | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
There is a battle going on over who and what most credibly represents science. As the months pass, the contest over science is integral to the acrimony concerning the nature of COVID-19. In February of this year the UN's World | …
globalresearch.ca/assaulting-science-nam…

Palestinian administrative detainee critical after over 70 days on hunger strike
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-08
Maher Akhras launched his hunger strike shortly after being arrested by the Israeli authorities on July 27. Doctors are now force-feeding him in an attempt to forcibly end his hunger strike…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/08/palestini…

Troy Davis °Presente!
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-10-08
Oct. 9 marks what would have been Troy Anthony Davis' 52nd birthday. He was legally lynched by the state of Georgia on Sept. 21, 2011. Davis was an innocent man, wrongfully convicted of killing an off-duty police officer in 1989. He should have never been executed, let alone held in . . . | Continue reading Troy Davis °Presente! at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/10/51778/?utm_source=rs…

Another Model of Atmospheric CO2 Accumulation
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
I continue to model the accumulation of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, because the topic fascinates me. This time, I constructed a global warming scenario driven by a pulse of anthropogenic CO2 emissions (mathematically, a slightly skewed Gaussian function), which launches in the year 1900, peaks in the year 2028, and disappears by year…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/08/another-mode…

New DARPA-Funded Tech Promises to Diagnose COVID-19 Through Implantable Biochip
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-08
The POC (point-of-care) diagnostics market stands at about $18.8 billion globally, according to recent market trends, and is expected to grow by a third to $24.1 billion this year and projected to explode by 2024 to $46.7 billion. The main driver for these highly optimistic forecasts is the…
mintpressnews.com/darpa-tech-diagnose-co…

Contemporary politics, but semi-hysterical politics: New Order, Shorta and others
wsws.org | 2020-10-08
The position of contemporary filmmaking in relation to contemporary political and social realities is very poor. Little of the advanced, convulsive state of things comes through in the films currently being made.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/08/tff4…

UN refugee agency condemns 'brutal and callous' killings in Burkina Faso
news.un.org | 2020-10-08
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has strongly condemned an attack, on the night of 4 October, targeting a convoy carrying internally displaced persons in Burkina Faso, in which 25 people were killed.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

The Public Is So Misinformed About Covid That I Am Reposting: "The Covid Deception"
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-08
The Public Is So Misinformed About Covid That I Am Reposting: "The Covid Deception" The Covid Deception…
thealtworld.com/paul_craig_roberts/the-p…

Hezbollah Slams France–ME EP.75
Marwa Osman | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-08
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah responded to French President Emmanuel Macron's disrespect of the Lebanese people, highlighting that he should respect the Lebanese people's dignity when talking to them. Sayyed Nasrullah accused President Macron of practicing intimidation against the heads of Lebanese parties in order to pass a new government that eliminates the parliamentary blocs. To discuss this issue with us from Beirut is Ali Mourad, political commentator. | A series of rockets were launched at a base hosting US-led coalition forces inside Erbil International Airport in Iraq's semi-autonom…
thealtworld.com/marwa_osman/hezbollah-sl…

Teachers unions around the world clash with governments over school reopening plans
Miriam Berger | zcomm.org | 2020-10-08
"We are now at a crisis moment where all over the world people are realising the centrality of public education"
zcomm.org/znetarticle/teachers-unions-ar…

How Ordinary People Can Save Their Country
Ariel Dorfman | zcomm.org | 2020-10-08
Trump is a less fearsome figure than Pinochet and therefore should be easier to vanquish…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-ordinary-peopl…

Transform, or else
Alban Werner | zcomm.org | 2020-10-08
For Kipping and Riexinger, it all began eight years ago. Who will now succeed them?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/transform-or-else/

Golden Dawn is defeated: the damage to democracy is harder to repair
Augustine Zenakos | zcomm.org | 2020-10-08
In an historic verdict, an Athens Court convicted Golden Dawn leaders of running a criminal organisation, bringing its campaign of racist murders to an end. But the political climate that legitimised this is ever present.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/golden-dawn-is-def…

India's Hindu Right Are Willing to Bury Democracy
Arundhati Roy | zcomm.org | 2020-10-08
While India's rulers downplay the brutal murder of a Dalit teenager by an upper-caste gang and acquit Hindu nationalists guilty of historic crimes, Arundhati Roy argues, they are concocting another show trial of Muslims and progressive activists to intimidate dissenters…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/indias-hindu-right…

Déjà vu: Does History Set to Repeat Itself in the Ongoing Public Resistance Movement?
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2020-10-08
The protests against Hathras brutality and anti-farmer agriculture laws passed by the Centre have been similar to the kind of resistance that had been built against CAA and NRC. But questions remain if this public resistance can be sustained…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/deja-vu-does-histo…

Golden Dawn Guilty Verdicts Celebrated Across Greece
Helena Smith | zcomm.org | 2020-10-08
Ex-leader and MPs found guilty after biggest trial of fascists since Nuremberg…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/golden-dawn-guilty…

Research Project Gave Homeless People $7,500 Each
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-08
The results of a B.C. research project that gave thousands of dollars to homeless people are in and, according to one researcher, could challenge stereotypes about people "living on the margins." | The New Leaf project is a joint study started in 2018 by Foundations for Social Change, a Vancouver-based charitable organization, and the University of British Columbia. After giving homeless Lower Mainland residents cash payments of $7,500, researchers checked on them over a year to see how they were faring.
popularresistance.org/research-project-g…

Over 44,000 Meatpackers Tested Positive For COVID19
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-08
According to a tracker maintained by the Food & Environment Reporting Network, more than 44,000 meatpackers have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 200 have died from it. | Now, a new exposé by the New York Times shows how many meatpacking families have struggled to get compensated for their loved one's death on the job: | Workers' compensation has traditionally been used to address on-the-job injuries — not fatalities tied to a pandemic that has disrupted millions of lives and killed more than 200,000 people in the United States. Tracing the exact origins of individual infections can be diffic…
popularresistance.org/over-44000-meatpac…

Fishermen Oppose 'Catastrophic' Release Of Fukushima Water To Ocean
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-08
Tokyo – Japanese fish industry representatives on Thursday urged the government not to allow the release at sea of tonnes of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant, saying it would undo years of work to restore their reputation. | Tokyo Electric has collected more than a million tonnes of contaminated water since the plant was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. | The water is stored in huge tanks that crowd the site and it says it will run out of storage room by 2022.
popularresistance.org/fishermen-oppose-c…

SEIU1021 AHS Highland Hospital Workers Strike for PPE/To Stop Contracting Out & Privatization
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Over 3500 workers from SEIU 1021 and CNA struck the Alameda Heath System on October 7, 2020. This agency set up by the Alameda Board Of Supervisors has been attacking health and safety conditions in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, contracting out and union busting. Workers discussed the destruction of the healthcare system and demanded that this company be removed from management of public health in Alameda County.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883736…

Tuesday 10/13: Defend Against Illegal Evictions at Wood Street!
The United Front Against Displacement | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
West Oakland Wood Street encampment. We are meeting at West Grand and Wood St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/06/1883734…

Saturday 10/24: March Against Extinction
XR Oakland | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Meet at Union Square, marching to San Francisco City Hall…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883737…

Monday 10/12: Yes on 15 Rally in San Francisco at Bank of America Building
Yes on Prop 15 | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Bank of America building, 555 California St, San Francisco 94104 (Trump's SF Property)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883735…

Sunday 10/11: Voter Suppression 2020 and the Cure
Green Party | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Online, on Zoom: | us02web.zoom.us/j/82620271999?pwd=S3ZwUk… | Meeting ID: 826 2027 1999 | Passcode: 2020 | One tap mobile | +16699009128,,82620271999#,,,,,,0#,,2020# US (San Jose) | +13462487799,,82620271999#,,,,,,0#,,2020# US (Houston) | Dial by your location | +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Meeting ID: 826 2027 1999 | Passcode: 2020 | Find your local number: us02web.zoom.us/u/kgrlxBN1m
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883736…

Sunday 10/25: 14th Annual Heyday Harvest Celebration
Heyday | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Virtual.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883737…

Wednesday 10/14: Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Film: 'Waging Change'
Piedmont Diversity Film Series | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Zoom from your own home…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883738…

Harris refuses to oppose Trump's planned 2020 election coup
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
The Democratic candidate was asked what her party's response would be to Trump seeking to remain in office in defiance of the voters.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/08/1883738…

Unwelcome Party at Palantir's New Denver HQ
DDAPAGP | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/06/1883733…

Let's boycott AJINOMOTO! Japan's largest food manufacturer
ABOCT | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/06/1883734…

Friday 10/9: No Confirmation Before Inauguration: #WeDissent Digital Rally
PFAW & partners | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Online via livstream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/06/1883734…

Tuesday 10/27: Gretchen Sorin: Driving While Black: African-American Travel & Civil Rights
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Online webinar…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883738…

CPVAW Calls on Santa Cruz City Leaders to Assist Domestic Violence Victims as Part of COVID-19 Response
Santa Cruz News | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
The City of Santa Cruz Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (CPVAW) is calling on the city to assist victims of domestic violence as part of its COVID-19 response. The issue will be discussed tonight (October 7) during the monthly CPVAW meeting, which begins online at 6: 30 pm. "Chair Simonton and Vice-Chair Burns have drafted a statement to share with the City Council requesting their support in helping share resources vital to assisting domestic violence victims with the community," the agenda for this evening's CPVAW states. View the agenda and join tonight's meeting: here. (Photo: Draft stat…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883735…

Saturday 10/10: The SF and California ballots, a property tax perspective
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/92178489086?pwd=eXBpa1dTV1BUVj… | Meeting ID: 921 7848 9086 | Passcode: x5DAPb…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883734…

As oil drilling expands, Newsom pledges to 'conserve' 30% of land and coastal waters by 2030
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Food & Water Action California State Director Alexandra Nagy criticized Newsom for failing to deliver on climate change while his administration has issued over 2,600 oil and gas drilling permits this year so far. | "Governor Newsom needs to go back to the drawing board and tackle the state's biggest polluters head-on," said Nagy. "We're losing patience with his lack of meaningful action."
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/08/1883739…

Wednesday 10/14: Swing Left SF October General Meeting
Swing Left San Francisco | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883735…

Monday 10/12: Level the Playing Field Tour: Unity Rally for Prop 16
YPOFA | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
North Steps of California State Capitol building, 315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Masks and social distancing required…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883735…

Wednesday 10/21: Speaker Series: Whale Entanglements in the Monterey Bay
Save Our Shores | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Online Event | www.eventbrite.com/e/120564739381…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883735…

Saturday 10/10: In the Street 'til this Fascist Regime is GONE!
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
San Francisco Civic Center Plaza, directly across from Cityall…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883737…

Saturday 10/10: Recognizing Prison Resistance : From George Jackson to the Agreement to End Hostilities
No Justice Under Capitalism | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883734…

Thursday 10/15: Yes On Prop 16! Black Women for Affirmative Action Virtual Rally
YPOFA | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883735…

Tuesday 10/13: Lama Rod Owens: Love and Rage
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Online webinar…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883738…

Tuesday 10/20: Kimberly Jones: I'm Not Dying With You Tonight
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Online webinar…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883738…

A.G. Becerra Slams Trump Shasta Dam Raise Plan – As Newsom Fast-Tracks Delta Tunnel
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883735…

Thought Control American Style: The Social Justice Warriors Will Destroy Our Basic Freedoms
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-08
Once upon a time it was possible to rely on much of the mainstream media to report on developments more or less objectively, relegating opinion pieces to the editorial page. But that was a long time ago. I remember moving to Washington back in 1976 after many years of New York Times and International Herald Tribune readership, when both those papers still possessed editorial integrity. My first experience of the Washington Post had my head spinning, wondering how front-page stories that allegedly reported the "news" could sink to the level of including editorialized comments from start to finish to place the stor…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/08/th…

The Rebellious Emirate of the UAE: Ras al Khaimah
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-08
Israel may view the United Arab Emirates as one of its few allies in the Arab World. However, the UAE's embrace of Israel does not enjoy universal support in the seven emirates that make up the oil-rich federation. One of the constituent emirates, Ras al Khaimah — sometimes referred to merely as "RAK" — has had a stormy relationship with the chief emirate in the unequal federation, Abu Dhabi. Israel and the Donald Trump administration may believe that the UAE is part and parcel of the Washington-Jerusalem security bulwark against Iran, but Ras al Khaimah has always marched to its own beat from the ver…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/08/th…

Bacteria-fighting cells in the airways boosts infection risk from viruses
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-08
Having more bacteria-fighting immune cells in the nose and throat may explain why some people are more likely to be infected by respiratory viruses.
imperial.ac.uk/news/206253/bacteria-fighting-cells-airways-boosts-infection-risk

Imperial part of London Alliance offering 20,500 more COVID tests a day by March
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-08
The Alliance, set up by life science cluster MedCity, brings together world-leading London organisations to meet a need for expanded testing capacity.
imperial.ac.uk/news/206153/imperial-part-london-alliance-offering-20500

BMJ study confirms Imperial COVID-19 projections
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-08
An Edinburgh University analysis of Imperial's Report 9 COVID-19 modelling has confirmed the group's key projections from March.
imperial.ac.uk/news/206213/bmj-study-confirms-imperial-covid-19-projections

Severe COVID-19 infection linked to overactive immune cells
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-08
Samples from the lungs of patients show a runaway immune system reaction could be one mechanism behind severe COVID-19 cases.
imperial.ac.uk/news/206173/severe-covid-19-infection-linked-overactive-immune

Number of people waiting over a year for NHS treatment reaches 12-year high
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-10-08
The number of people waiting more than a year to start hospital treatment is at its highest level since 2008.Still waiting: The continuing impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) on delays to operations and treatment is shown in new NHS England data. Some 111,026 people were waiting more than 52 weeks to start hospital treatment in August, the highest number for any month since September 2008. In August 2019, the figure was just 1,236.The number of people waiting more than 18 weeks to start hospital treatment also tripled in August compared to the same month last year. Some 1.96 million people had waited more tha…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/10/08/number-o…

A maximum wage is a really simple solution to the coronavirus economic crisis
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-10-08
Excessive salaries should be capped to raise wages for lower-paid workers and to help save jobs, according to a new report. | For the many: | Thinktanks Autonomy and the High Pay Centre called on the government to take action, suggesting that a maximum wage of £100,000 could redistribute money equivalent to more than one million jobs. | If only the top 1% of earners were targeted then nine million low and middle income workers would have their wages boosted, said their report. Mass lay-offs would not be necessary during the current virus crisis if the very rich were paid a little less, it was sugges…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/10/08/a-maximu…

The Biden Doctrine: Cheerlead Wars, Feign Ignorance Later
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
If we look at the track record of Joe Biden during his political career first as a senator and then as Obama's vice president, he is a typical establishment Democrat who has played into the hands of the US national …
globalresearch.ca/biden-doctrine-cheerle…

Ukraine asks Google & Apple to make Russian social networks unavailable for download, 3 years after they were banned by Kiev
rt.com | 2020-10-08
Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) has asked Google and Apple to ban applications subject to sanctions on Ukrainian territory, including VKontakte (VK), a Russian social network which is the most popular website in Europe. | The two US technology giants run the world's most popular application marketplaces, the Play Store and the App Store respectively. Both companies are often pressured by countries to remove censored apps, and they often comply. In particular, both Apple and Google regularly stop applications from being accessible in China. | The SBU also asked the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to cont…
rt.com/russia/502967-ukraine-russian-net…

Watch the Vice Presidential Debate Tonight With 'The Nation'
The Nation | thenation.com | 2020-10-08
Watch the Vice Presidential Debate Tonight With 'The Nation'…
thenation.com/article/politics/vp-debate…

US slaps new sanctions on Iran as FBI seizes 92 web domains allegedly used by Tehran to wage 'global disinformation campaign'
rt.com | 2020-10-08
Washington has announced a new sanctions package against Iran, hitting the country's financial sector and targeting 18 major banks. Tehran has branded the move a "crime against humanity" and an attempt to starve the country out. | The new sanctions were announced by the US Treasury Department on Thursday. The move was made to further "isolate the Iranian economy from the global financial system," which the Treasury claimed is necessary to stop Tehran from advancing its alleged "malign agenda." | "Our sanctions programs will continue until Iran stops its support of terrorist activities and ends its nuclear prog…
rt.com/news/502987-us-iran-banks-sanctio…

Siberian investigators dispute claims that Navalny's team transported Novichok-laced water bottle to Berlin
rt.com | 2020-10-08
The alleged poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny took a new twist on Thursday, when Russian investigators contradicted assertions that a bottle with traces of Novichok was sent to Germany. | Top Siberian cop Sergey Potapov said that security at Novosibirsk airport did not find any large bottles in the luggage of Navalny's associates when they flew to Tomsk after the activist was taken to hospital. The Moscow protest leader's team previously asserted that they took "everything that could be hypothetically useful [from his Omsk hotel room], and passed it on to doctors in Germany." | Also on rt.c…
rt.com/russia/502986-investigators-naval…

73-year-old Russian Church leader Patriarch Kirill to self-isolate after coming into contact with person infected by coronavirus
rt.com | 2020-10-08
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has gone into quarantine after coming into contact with a person infected by Covid-19. Patriarch Kirill is 73 years-old, putting him in an at-risk group, and so must take extra precautions. | Kirill's decision to self-isolate was announced by Vladimir Legoyda, the head of the church's media department, on his Telegram channel. There was no mention of any symptoms. | "His Holiness Patriarch Kirill had contact with a person infected with a coronavirus infection," the message reads. "The Primate of The R…
rt.com/russia/502955-russian-patriarch-k…

Scores hospitalized after blaze ENGULFS 33-story apartment block in S. Korea (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-10-08
At least 77 people have been hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a huge blaze tore through a 33-story apartment block in Ulsan, South Korea. Hundreds were evacuated from the scene. | Footage posted online showed the ferocious flames ripping through the Samhwan Art Nouveau commercial and residential building in the southern city of Ulsan. According to local reports, the blaze broke out on the twelfth floor of the building and quickly spread right to the top of the block. | VIDEO 2: Huge Fire in Reside…
rt.com/news/502988-ulsan-apartment-fire-…

US-China standoff creating conditions similar to pre-WWI Europe, Kissinger warns
rt.com | 2020-10-08
The US needs to rethink its hegemony and talk to China about imposing limits on their competition, because the alternative is the creation of conditions similar to those that preceded World War I, Henry Kissinger has warned. | "Our leaders and their leaders have to discuss the limits beyond which they will not push threats, and how to define that," said Kissinger, a top diplomat during the Nixon administration, who is credited with orchestrating US rapprochement with China. | "You can say this is totally impossible, but if it is, we will slide into a situation similar to World War I," he warned. | Also on rt.c…
rt.com/news/502945-kissinger-world-war-c…

US secretary of state lashes out against China at Quad meeting
wsws.org | 2020-10-08
The US has been pushing for the transformation of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue involving Japan, India and Australia into a formal military alliance as part of its escalating war drive against China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/08/quad…

Australian inquiry hears Victorian quarantine hotel program plagued by "disorganisation, lack of appropriate staffing"
wsws.org | 2020-10-08
Health workers reveal the "shambolic" conditions that have contributed to as many as 768 deaths and 18,000 infections in the state.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/08/vqhi…

Matters of International Justice: Challenging Trump's ICC Sanctions
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
On September 2, US sanctions — the sort normally reserved for fully fledged terrorists and decorated drug traffickers — were imposed on the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda and her colleague Phakiso Mochochoko, head of …
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Students organize amid fresh pandemic outbreak in British universities
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-08
Over the past few weeks, there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in universities in the United Kingdom. Student activists talk about the challenges they face and the kind of organizing that is happening…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/08/students-…

Greens breakthrough expected in Queensland election
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-08
greenleft.org.au/content/greens-breakthr…

Activists push back against incitement charges
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-08
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Dead seas or pledge to transition? Extinction Rebellion takes action
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-08
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The revolutionary struggle against slavery
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-08
French historian Pierre de Vaissière's description of a slave ship working the Atlantic trade in Saint-Domingue: Creole society and life under the Ancièn Regime, 1629-1789 cannot be forgotten: the hold below is hellish, naked bodies are chained, thrown back and forth by the middle passage seas, excrement is smeared about, and death feels a mere …
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Because We Make Monsters
Susie Day | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
Some years ago, a friend — an ardent gay activist — phoned me, ecstatic, nearly weeping with joy. She had just come from a courtroom where two Queens men, charged in the beating and stabbing death of a gay man in a Jackson Heights cruising area, had actually been convicted. Even better, the pair now faced 15 years to life in prison. Like all of us in the queer community, I had been sickened and angry at hearing of yet another gay-bashing. But this verdict didn't feel like victory.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/08/because-we-m…

Antifa airborne division
Ralph Underhill | thecanary.co | 2020-10-08
Image descriptionA fly, wearing a bomber jacket and goggles, is illustrated sitting on the head of a man who looks like Mike Pence. The … | Read more | By Ralph Underhill…
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Isn't it time we address this f*cked up capitalist system instead of murdering badgers?
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-10-08
It's been roughly five weeks since the UK's annual badger cull — previously dubbed "the largest destruction of a protected species in living memory" — began again. | As the sun goes down, men with high-powered rifles, hungry for any opportunity to kill a defenceless being, pull up in Land Rovers or vans, ready to shoot. They already know where the badger setts are. And it's…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/10/08/isnt-it-…

Focused Protection, Herd Immunity, and Other Deadly Delusions
Gregg Gonsalves | thenation.com | 2020-10-08
Focused Protection, Herd Immunity, and Other Deadly Delusions…
thenation.com/article/society/covid-jaco…

Kendrick Lamar's Poetic Awakening
Marcus J. Moore | thenation.com | 2020-10-08
Kendrick Lamar's Poetic Awakening…
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Now More Than Ever: Fill in That WFP Bubble!
the Editors | thenation.com | 2020-10-08
Now More Than Ever: Fill in That WFP Bubble!
thenation.com/article/politics/working-f…

How the Theatrics of Banning TikTok Enables Repression at Home
Xiaowei Wang | thenation.com | 2020-10-08
How the Theatrics of Banning TikTok Enables Repression at Home…
thenation.com/article/politics/china-tru…

NATO Increased Warship Presence in Black Sea by 33% Compared to 2019
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-07
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. …
globalresearch.ca/nato-increased-warship…

Will America Turn Their Back on Armenians Again?
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-07
They say, 'Timing is everything'. US President Trump fell ill with COVID-19 simultaneously as Armenian Prime Minister, Nicol Pashinyan, was waiting for a phone reply to his previous request for urgent help from the White House. | On Oct. 1 …
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Cardi B branded 'terrorism supporter' & forced to apologize after unwittingly getting entangled in Nagorno-Karabakh politics
rt.com | 2020-10-07
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 shared a poster for a fundraising campaign for Armenian victims of the ongoing military conflict on her Instagram on Tuesday. The deluge of reactions apparently forced the star to delete her post and…
rt.com/usa/502826-cardi-b-armenia-azerba…

Putin calls for immediate ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-07
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.
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The West's Nagorno-Karabakh Hypocrisy Is Driven by Delusion
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-10-07
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. | Source…
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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict cannot be resolved through war
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-07
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.
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Parl. consultation peaceful way to resolve Karabakh conflict
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-07
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.
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The Virus and Voting Will Not Suffice to Fell This Beast
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-07
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.
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'Vote Trump Out' Daniel Ellsberg video
Daniel Ellsberg | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-07
"I urge you to vote."
nationofchange.org/2020/10/07/vote-trump…

On the Assange Extradition and Growing Fascism
Daniel Ellsberg | zcomm.org | 2020-10-07
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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/on-the-assange-ext…

The Ultimate Egoist
Marshall Sahlins | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-07
Just the other day, when he finally got Covid -19, President Trump declared that now he really understood the disease. Now, nine months since epidemiological experts first began to explain its extreme danger and contagion, during which he had endless warnings from the WHO and CDC, when he participated in daily briefings on the course…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/07/the-ultimate…

Chaos in Washington kills hopes for major pre-election stimulus
Walter Smolarek | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-07
Donald Trump abruptly called off his administration's participation in negotiations with Congress over a highly-anticipated new pandemic relief bill that has been stalled for months. Talks between Congressional Democrats and Republicans along with senior White House officials had been revived in the days following Trump's COVID diagnosis, but Trump's move yesterday dramatically reverses the situation. …
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Trump hints at 'standalone' $1,200 stimulus check bill after vowing to halt Covid relief talks with Democrats until November
rt.com | 2020-10-07
US President Donald Trump said he would sign a bill approving another round of Covid-19 relief checks if one crossed his desk, apparently backtracking after saying he'd ended stimulus talks with Democrats until after the election. | "[If I sent] a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?" Trump tweeted on Tuesday evening amid a flurry of posts, tagging his own chief of staff Mark Meadows and leadership in both parties. | If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to…
rt.com/usa/502760-trump-standalone-stimu…

Mary Trump: My Uncle Is Responsible for 210,000 Deaths and Is Now "Willfully Getting People Sick"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-07
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…
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The Real History of Angela Davis and The Shearer Family
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-07
On today's episode of The Backstory host Lee Stranahan covers the media upset about Trump recovery post-COVID, Mayor Bill De Blasio made a video to counter President Trump, by putting his mask on leaving a building, Wisconsin is having new COVID restrictions, and Nancy Pelosi attacked President Trump on "The View" talk show after no stimulus bill.
sputniknews.com/radio-the-backstory/2020…

Video: Trump Says It Was 'Blessing From God' That He Caught COVID-19
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-07
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was a "blessing from God" that he caught COVID-19.
sputniknews.com/us/202010071080701279-vi…

"Super-Spreader" Trump Returns to Oval Office Despite Being Contagious
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-07
At every turn, Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers have opted to hide information around COVID-19 diagnoses rather than disclose it, despite the enormous health risks this creates for everyone around them. In his latest selfish act of endangerment, Trump, still infected with coronavirus, left isolation Wednesday afternoon and worked from the Oval Office, requiring staff to wear personal protective…
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"Don't Fear the Virus" Is Genocidal Rhetoric. We Mourn in Rebellion
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-07
Trump holds up his recovery as evidence that the time for fear has passed. But migrant children and others caged in the path of COVID-19 will not be flown to Walter Reed Hospital. In this episode, Kelly Hayes explains why "don't fear the virus" is genocidal rhetoric. | In recognition of the National Week of Mourning for victims of COVID-19, and the plight of imprisoned people, this episode also features an audio vigil for people who have been lost to the coronavirus. "Let this Radicalize You: A COVID Memoria…
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Former CDC Chief Urges Current Director to Denounce Trump's Handling of COVID-19
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-07
In a scathing letter sent late last month as coronavirus cases and deaths surged across the United States, renowned epidemiologist and former CDC chief Dr. William Foege called on the agency's current director to publicly speak out about the Trump administration's catastrophic failure to combat the pandemic and apologize for caving to th…
truthout.org/articles/former-cdc-chief-u…

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

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

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

'Makes Me Puke': Analysis Shows Trump Covid-19 Treatment Would Cost Regular Folks $100K
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-07
"We paid for this with our taxes. He doesn't even pay taxes." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/10/07/makes-m…

US Labor Unions File UN Complaint Accusing Trump Administration of "Outrageous" Violations of Workers' Rights Amid Pandemic
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-07
Covid-19 "has demonstrated that not only is the U.S. violating workers' rights, but those violations are resulting in people dying." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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As Trump Kills Covid-19 Relief Talks, Census Data Shows Millions of Americans Expecting to Lose Wages, Job, or Home
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-07
"When it comes to relief for struggling families, he's nothing but selfish and vindictive," Sen. Elizabeth Warren says of the president. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/10/07/trump-k…

Trump and Covid-19—The Odds
Gwynne Dyer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-07
In this handout provided by The White House, President Donald J. Trump works in the Presidential Suite at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after testing positive for COVID-19 on October 3, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. President Trump's medical team says the President's oxygen levels dropped and he took a steroid treatment of dexamethasone. (Photo: Joyce N. Boghosian/The White House via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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AFL-CIO: Deregulation, lack of health enforcement worsened coronavirus pandemic
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-07
WASHINGTON–The GOP Trump administration's massive job safety and health deregulation and its lack of enforcement have worsened the toll of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., the AFL-CIO says. In a Zoom press conference on Death On The Job, the Federation's 29th annual report on job safety and health, federation President Richard Trumka blamed GOP …
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The Man Who Would Be President: Mike Pence, Corporate Theocrat
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-07
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…
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The Biden Transition's Ethics Pledge Is a Paper Tiger
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-10-07
The American Prospect See article on original site For all of his failures–at business, governing, and even just sitting still and receiving proper medical care for a deadly virus–the American public can always count on Donald Trump to put on a show. For four years, he has gripped the country's attention with an unending stream …
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Nationwide outrage forces Trump shift on rescue package cutoff
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-07
WASHINGTON–Outrage forced GOP White House occupant Donald Trump to shift positions on a financial rescue package for the millions of jobless people left high and dry by the depression he forced on the country after the coronavirus pandemic struck. But Trump didn't agree to the whole thing, just to three specific bits and pieces. And …
peoplesworld.org/article/nationwide-outr…

Trump shares tweet calling New York City mayor 'an anti-Semite thug'
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-07
Trump shares tweet calling New York City mayor 'an anti-Semite thug' | President suggests New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is antisemitic after night of demonstrations by Orthodox Jews that saw some burn their masks | MEE staff | Wed, 10/07/2020 – 17: 51 | Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in Borough Park section of Brooklyn in New York City on 6 October (Reuters) | US President Donald Trump suggested that New York's Democratic mayo…
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How to Cope With Daily Life During a Pandemic
Frida Berrigan | thenation.com | 2020-10-07
How to Cope With Daily Life During a Pandemic…
thenation.com/article/society/trump-coro…

Trump Halts Talks on New Economic Stimulus
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-07
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, …
globalresearch.ca/trump-halts-talks-new-…

OPCW Rubber-Stamps Novichok Poisoning of Navalny Hoax
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/opcw-rubber-stamps-nov…

The Long Haul
Frida Berrigan | zcomm.org | 2020-10-07
Or Living Through Pandemic-Plus…
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What does South Africa's general strike mean for ANC-COSATU alliance?
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-07
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/07/what-does…

Video: Ex-OPCW Chief Jose Bustani Reads Syria Testimony that US, UK Blocked at UN
Aaron Mate | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/ex-opcw-chief-jose-bus…

OPCW Syria whistleblower and ex-OPCW chief attacked by US, UK, France at UN
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-10-07
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. …
thegrayzone.com/2020/10/07/opcw-syria-wh…

Following US Pressure, Aid to Yemen Falls to Just 25 Cents Per Day
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-07
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.
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Flint-Linked Veolia Merger Brings Water Privatization Closer to "Global Reality"
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-07
"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…
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Following US Pressure, Aid to Yemen Falls to Just 25 Cents Per Day
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-07
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. | MPN– Home to what the United Nations has described as "the world's worst humanitarian crisis," Yemen is on the brink of total disaster after five years of protracted war. Yet crucial international aid to the country has been cut this year to just 25 cents per person, per day, around h…
thealtworld.com/alan_macleod/following-u…

UK Court Decision on Venezuela Gold Deals, Blow to Regime Change Efforts. One Billion Dollars of Country's Gold to be Released
Alan MacLeod | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-07
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…
globalresearch.ca/uk-court-decision-vene…

Empire of High Technology: Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook achieve 'monopoly power'
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-07
In the middle of the last century, Marxist economist Victor Perlo described the U.S. economy as an "empire of high finance." If he were writing today, he'd probably update his assessment to say U.S. capitalism has also become an "empire of high technology." The U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust essentially dances around that conclusion …
peoplesworld.org/article/empire-of-high-…

House Antitrust Report Is a Bold Prescription for Curing Big Tech's Ills
Mitch Stoltz | commondreams.org | 2020-10-07
Following a year of hearings and research, the staff of the Subcommittee on Antitrust found that Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple all have either significant market power or outright monopoly power in a variety of markets. (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Kyrgyz Compromise: Submitting to the Color Revolution or Pragmatic Move for Peace?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/kyrgyz-compromise-subm…

"None Of It Reported": How Corporate Media Buried The Assange Trial
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-07
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/none-of-it-re…

George Monbiot's Excuses for Not Speaking out Loudly in Defence of Assange Simply Won't Wash
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-07
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/george-monbio…

George Monbiot's Excuses for Not Speaking Out Loudly in Defence of Assange Simply Won't Wash
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-07
Faced with a barrage of criticism from some of his followers, George Monbiot, the Guardian's supposedly fearless, leftwing columnist, offered up two extraordinarily feeble excuses this week for failing to provide more than cursory support for Julian Assange over …
globalresearch.ca/george-monbiot-excuses…

COVID-19 Coronavirus: The Crisis. "You Simulate and Then You Go Live"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-07
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.
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-coronavirus-c…

Greensboro Massacre: City Apologizes 41 Years After Cops Allowed Klan, Nazis to Kill 5 Antiracists
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-07
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."
www.democracynow.org/2020/10/7/1979_gree…