2020-10-12: News Headlines

Nicolas J S Davies (2020-10-12). How can Americans support peace in Nagorno-Karabakh? counterpunch.org Americans are dealing with an upcoming general election, a pandemic that has killed over 200,000 of us, and corporate news media whose business model has degenerated to selling different versions of "The Trump Show" to their advertisers. So who has time to pay attention to a new war half way round the world? But with so much of

Thom Hartmann (2020-10-12). The GOP Is Pursuing a Public Slaughter Strategy, Known to Some as 'Herd Immunity'. counterpunch.org People are acting shocked—shocked, I tell you!—that the Trump/GOP strategy on coronavirus is essentially one of promoting herd immunity with the possible downside of as many as 2.5 million dead Americans. We shouldn't be surprised. It's simply the logical extension of conservative policies on pretty much everything for the past 90 years—policies that have killed

Cira Pascual Marquina (2020-10-12). The wild and the disaffected: A conversation with Reinaldo Iturriza (Part I). mronline.org A Chavista author and former minister talks about the Bolivarian Revolution's class basis and the risks that apathy poses to the political process.

David Hearst (2020-10-12). Ismail Haniyeh interview: Full transcript. middleeasteye.net Ismail Haniyeh interview: Full transcript | Hamas's leader talks to MEE about Arab normalisation with Israel, the Gaza siege, Palestinian politics and the US elections | Mon, 10/12/2020 – 18: 28 | Ismail Haniyeh, 58, is the chairman of the political bureau of the Palestinian movement Hamas, and the de facto ruler of the besieged Gaza Strip (AFP) | Editor's note: David Hearst, editor-in-chief of Middle…

Patrick Cockburn (2020-10-12). Is Syria's Idlib the Next Gaza Strip? counterpunch.org "Many relatives of mine were living in camps near the border with Turkey," says Huda Husein, a 25-year-old teacher living in the rebel-held enclave of Idlib in northwest Syria. "But last month they returned home [to the cities and villages] because they prefer dying under an airstrike to dying in the camps." A cousin told her that "we are just fleeing from danger to danger", explaining that the misery of trying to survive in cramped tents was worse than bombardment by Russia and Syrian government forces.

WSWS (2020-10-12). COVID-19 devastates Native American reservations in California and across the US. wsws.org The loss of revenue from the closure of Indian casinos and other gambling operations has led to loss of jobs and social funding for indigenous communities, while premature reopening are fueling the virus' spread.

Prof. Juan Cole (2020-10-12). With Crushing Sanctions on 18 Iranian Banks, Is Trump Trying to Leave a War Behind for Biden? globalresearch.ca As the dying Trump administration, literally on a sickbed, contemplates losing power, its hawks are lashing out at Iran in an attempt to ensure that the 2015 international nuclear deal is dead and buried, and that the US and Iran …

WSWS (2020-10-12). The Chinese Communist Party is "an organisation with a deep, deep level of bureaucratisation" wsws.org "From Marx to Lenin to Trotsky, an unbroken string runs through and connects them… Trotskyism inherited the scientific principles of Marxism."

Michael T. Klare (2020-10-12). The Nuclearization of American Diplomacy. counterpunch.org On August 21st, six nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress bombers, representing approximately one-seventh of the war-ready U.S. B-52H bomber fleet, flew from their home base in North Dakota to Fairford Air Base in England for several weeks of intensive operations over Europe. Although the actual weapons load of those giant bombers was kept secret, each of them is capable of carrying eight AGM-86B nuclear-armed, air-launched cruise missiles (ALCMs) in its bomb bay.

C.P. Chandrasekhar (2020-10-12). It's all work and no pay for most women in India. mronline.org The NSSO's time use survey reveals striking facts about how men and women in India spend their time very differently, with women hugely burdened by unpaid work…

Gabriel Rockhill (2020-10-12). Fascism: Now You See It, Now You Don't! counterpunch.org "We need to understand that, contrary to what we are told by the U.S. media, fascism is not an extreme development, limited in time and place, that occurred a long time ago. Quite the contrary. Fascism is extended, generalized, and exists everywhere." — Vicente Navarro Only one country in the world has, in recent history:

David Hearst (2020-10-12). Hamas's Haniyeh: 'No mercy' for Arab states who betray Palestinian cause. middleeasteye.net Hamas's Haniyeh: 'No mercy' for Arab states who betray Palestinian cause | Speaking to MEE, Ismail Haniyeh decries UAE 'normalisation' deal with Israel, and hails 'positive' talks with Fatah | Mon, 10/12/2020 – 09: 33 | History will show no mercy to the Arab nations that recognise Israel, Ismail Haniyeh, the political leader of Hamas, has told Middle East Eye. | Asked about the recent "normalisation"

M. G. Piety (2020-10-12). College and the Cheating Culture. counterpunch.org An education is universally valued in our culture. Even if some people value it more than others and are willing to make greater sacrifices to pursue it than are other people, pretty much everyone would acknowledge that it is better to have a college education than not. Ideally, we should all have one, right? Does that mean that its okay to stoop to cheating to get it even when there are other more ethical ways of securing it?

WSWS (2020-10-12). The Green Party of Canada chooses a new leader—multiple political frauds for the price of one. wsws.org Anamie Paul, the candidate favoured by the Green Party establishment, narrowly prevailed over the "eco-socialist," Palestinian-rights activist, and one-time Wall Street lawyer, Dimitri Lascaris.

Kit Knightly (2020-10-12). WHO (Accidentally) Confirms Covid Is No More Dangerous than Flu. globalresearch.ca The World Health Organization has finally confirmed what we (and many experts and studies) have been saying for months — the coronavirus is no more deadly or dangerous than seasonal flu. | The WHO's top brass made this announcement

WSWS (2020-10-12). Trump supporter killed by Pinkerton agent during dueling Denver, Colorado protests. wsws.org Despite the fact the shooter was employed by one of the most notorious security agencies in US history, far-right media outlets and personalities tried to paint the killing as the latest example of "BLM/Antifa" violence.

WSWS (2020-10-12). Grenfell Tower landlord rejected safety checks to save £30,000. wsws.org The 2014-16 refurbishment, including enveloping the tower in flammable cladding, turned the building into a death trap that claimed 72 lives.

Sam Pizzigati (2020-10-12). Will Today's Millennials Ever Live in a More Equal USA? counterpunch.org Every three years researchers with the Federal Reserve fan out across the United States to conduct thousands of interviews with Americans at every economic level. The data these interviews generate drive the Fed's triennial Survey of Consumer Finances. The latest edition of this Survey series has just appeared, complete with the most comprehensive, up-to-date info

WSWS (2020-10-12). Hurricane Delta rips through battered southwestern Louisiana. wsws.org Residents are struggling to recover from yet another powerful storm less than two months after Hurricane Laura devastated the city of Lake Charles and surrounding communities.

WSWS (2020-10-12). A timeline of the fascist conspiracy to kidnap and kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. wsws.org The conspiracy to target Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer for kidnap and assassination unfolded over a six-month period. The numbers in the text refer to the locations highlighted on the map.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-10-12). The Status Quo Is The Real 'Existential Threat': Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com ~ | I still regularly stop and gawk at the fact that a US imperial ally is committing the world's worst mass atrocity in Yemen with America's help and it occupies almost zero public attention. Once you really grasp the significance of this fact, it's impossible to shake. | ~ | A news outlet which does not constantly inform its audience of all their government's misdeeds around the world is not a news outlet. | ~ | If you think the MSM is pathetic in the Trump era, wait until they stop all critical coverage of government altogether and just spend all day talking about how classy Kamala Harris looks in her latest o…

Andrew Korybko (2020-10-12). The Russia Brokered Armenia-Azerbaijan Ceasefire. globalresearch.ca It was a diplomatic coup for Russia to broker a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan since it restored Moscow's relevance to the conflict, but for as positive of a development as this was, it's uncertain whether it'll last and will …

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-10-12). Nagorno-Karabakh: the bigger picture. thealtworld.com A tangled web of alliances and realignments is forming over the latest conflict in the Caucasus | The wars that have afflicted our 'Middle East' region incessantly since the start of the last century have taught us two things: that 'dormant' ethnic and religious conflicts can be reawakened at any moment; and when truces are agreed they prove unreliable and short-lived so long as the underlying causes are not tackled. | The breakdown of the Russian-brokered humanitarian cease-fire between Azerbaijan and Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh — where hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced on both sides in the…

Norman Solomon (2020-10-12). All Left Hands on Deck. Step 1: Defeat Trump. Step 2: Challenge Biden. indybay.org The Trump regime must be brought down…

Women's March (2020-10-12). Saturday 10/17: Alameda: Women's March for Saving the Supreme Court Seat Now! indybay.org Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…

Ralph Nader (2020-10-12). "Loser" Pence Bullies Fabrications Through Debate Time Rules. counterpunch.org Vice President Pence "debated" Senator Kamala Harris in a way that reminded voters of how he and his boss, Donald Trump, have lawlessly misgoverned since 2017. Pence arrogantly and continually broke through the time rules that he and the Republicans agreed to obey. Again and again, Pence blew through the two minute, one minute, and

Ron Ridenour (2020-10-12). The Tortured Trial of Julian Assange. counterpunch.org Most people might be excused for not knowing it, because the story is mainly ignored, or is shamelessly misreported in the corporate media when it does get any attention. A courageous Australian journalist, abandoned by his own country, is being railroaded by a British court towards extradition to the US where he could face life

Nick Pemberton (2020-10-12). Social Media Demonization Is Another Moral Panic. counterpunch.org In his debate against Kamala Harris, Mike Pence zeroed in on the words "American people". He wanted to shift responsibility away from a failing administration and onto the people themselves. Harris was at her strongest when she slammed this approach as making the American people sacrificial. There is no term more fascist than "essential worker"—death

Steve Topple (2020-10-12). Universal Credit is now an even bigger ticking timebomb. thecanary.co A thinktank has delivered a stark analysis of the state of UK social security. It has highlighted the inadequacy of Universal Credit. And potentially, it could spell disaster for hundreds of thousands of people.Coronavirus support schemes: The Resolution Foundation has

Wen Stephenson (2020-10-12). The Hardest Thing About the Green New Deal. thenation.com The Hardest Thing About the Green New Deal…

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2020-10-12). Malaysia: A Clear Direction for the Present. globalresearch.ca Malaysians at this moment are concerned about two different types of numbers. The overwhelming majority are worried about the recent spike in Covid 19 infections and the increase in the number of related deaths. There is a much smaller segment …

WSWS (2020-10-12). A profile of the conspirators in the Michigan plot. wsws.org The 13 men arrested have two things in common: extreme right-wing politics and economic marginalization.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-12). Back on the Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Wins Over Spirit. globalresearch.ca In March, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeal upheld an original jury finding that Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven did not infringe copyright in Spirit's 1968 song Taurus. Michael Skidmore, who had filed the suit in …

Robert Koehler (2020-10-12). What Comes Next is Up to Us. counterpunch.org What if we stopped separating the looming national chaos into separate categories —racism, climate change, war, vote suppression, election theft, pandemic, science denial, white supremacy, police brutality, etc. — and tried looking at it all at once? This may be the legacy of Donald Trump, our first corkscrew-in-chief: He has popped the cork on who

Gavin Phillips (2020-10-12). "Where's the Challenge? Where's the Crisis? Where's this COVID?" globalresearch.ca Today's newsletter of Lockdown Sceptics features an exclusive interview with a nurse who worked in an NHS hospital throughout the pandemic and says she has never had so little to do. Now she feels compelled to speak out against the …

WSWS (2020-10-12). This week in history: October 12-18. wsws.org 25 years ago: Million Man March in Washington, DCOn October 16, 1995, hundreds of thousands of people turned out on the National Mall in Washington, DC for the Million Man March, called by Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam.

Nauman Sadiq (2020-10-12). What Does Biden's 'Deliberate Ambiguity' on Iran Sanctions Imply? globalresearch.ca The Trump administration tightened the noose further around Iran's beleaguered economy on Thursday, October 8, announcing a fresh round of sanctions that will effectively shut the country out of the global financial system. | The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on …

WSWS (2020-10-12). French universities enforce de facto herd immunity policy on COVID-19. wsws.org Despite a nominal commitment to limited measures to contain the virus, in reality French universities are allowing the virus to rapid spread amongst students, accelerating infections and deaths in the wider population.

WSWS (2020-10-12). 350,000 US education jobs slashed in September. wsws.org The mass layoffs come four months after an unprecedented 1.4 million education layoffs as a result of the pandemic, and are the tip of the iceberg with no federal aid on the horizon.

Dr Martin Kulldorff (2020-10-12). The Great Barrington Declaration. globalresearch.ca As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection. | Coming from both the left and right, …

WSWS (2020-10-12). As mental health crisis deepens, New York City hospitals leave psych units shuttered. wsws.org Even as the need for mental health services reaches new heights, psychiatric units remain closed and are unlikely to fully reopen.

WSWS (2020-10-12). Protest strikes in German public transit: Workers' anger grows over unsafe working conditions. wsws.org While the trade unions are limiting the public transit strikes to a set of minimum demands, anger amongst the workforce at the miserable level of wages and unsafe working conditions is growing.

WSWS (2020-10-12). Trump continues far-right appeals as details of Michigan plot emerge. wsws.org The exposure last weekend of a plot to assassinate Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has uncovered the existence of a nationwide underground far-right terror network.

WSWS (2020-10-12). Accelerated job cuts in German auto industry. wsws.org Barely a day goes by without a new announcement of cutbacks and job cuts in the German auto industry.

Derrick Broze (2020-10-12). Trump Appoints Big Pharma Exec Connected to Bill Gates to Head Vaccine Developments. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in May 2020. | On Friday, Donald Trump announced his appointment of Moncef Slaoui, a former executive with vaccine manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline, to lead "Operation Warp Speed", Trump's plan to fast track the development of vaccines for …

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-10-12). Trump is Waging War on Us, We Ignore It at Our Peril. counterpunch.org From the very beginning of his presidency, Donald Trump was pushing every boundary, violating the Constitution, and breaking rules and norms. But during this past year, he has escalated his attacks on the nation enough that we are at a point where the American president is waging war on the nation—even if many of us

Global Research News (2020-10-12). Seeds of Destruction, Globalization of Poverty, Globalization of War: Three Important Books From Global Research Publishers. globalresearch.ca Global Research brings you a selection of three books that help give some context to the current state of the world and the power dynamics that got us here. Unfortunately, these books remain rather relevant, if not more so than …

WSWS (2020-10-12). State and federal governments conceal COVID-19 outbreaks in US schools. wsws.org Across the US, the location of coronavirus outbreaks in schools are being deliberately hidden from the public, in order to prevent teachers and parents from drawing the conclusion that face-to-face instruction should stop.

WSWS (2020-10-12). Podemos minister Irene Montero poses for Vanity Fair. wsws.org The interview with the partner of Podemos general secretary Pablo Iglesias aimed to reassure Vanity Fair's affluent readership that Podemos is utterly corrupt.

WSWS (2020-10-12). Restore the eight-hour day! Stop the move to twelve-hour shifts for skilled trades workers at Michigan FCA plant! wsws.org The following is a statement by the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant Rank-and-File Safety Committee at the Fiat Chrysler plant in suburban Detroit.

Vern Loomis (2020-10-12). There's no Need to Fear, Under God is Here. dissidentvoice.org I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Speaking at what the White House described as a "conference on American history," Trump said that he plans to sign an executive order soon …

WSWS (2020-10-12). The Artist's Wife: A portrait of the artist as an aging semi-entrepreneur. wsws.org The Artist's Wife looks at a successful painter's life. The artistic personality continues to fascinate the public. But does the film shed much light on the phenomenon?

WSWS (2020-10-12). Alameda County hospital strike in California ends without contract. wsws.org Hospital workers in Oakland spoke on the systemic problems in health care and the impact of the pandemic.

Caren Holmes (2020-10-12). The Campaign to "Kill" the BDS Movement Against Israel Extends Far and Wide. globalresearch.ca Israel is facing declining public support in the United States and sees the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign as a key threat to its legitimacy. That's why Israel is enlisting the US government, American university administrators, and even tech companies …

GAY SHAME (2020-10-12). Friday 10/30: The Night of the Living Nextdoor. indybay.org 24th BART station SF…

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-10-12). Friday 10/30: Solidarity Speaker: Protest, Advocate, and Educate with EMPACT. indybay.org Online…

Women's March (2020-10-12). Saturday 10/17: Napa: Women's March Sister Rally for Justice. indybay.org Block of the Superior Courthouse, 825 Brown Street, Napa, CA 94559 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…

Women's March Monterey Bay (2020-10-12). Saturday 10/17: Women's March Monterey Bay: Soles to the Poles #GOTV March to the Ballot Box. indybay.org Window on the Bay, 717 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940, then march to the ballot box at Monterey Public Library | NOTE: Masks and social distancing…

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-10-12). Saturday 10/24: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop. indybay.org Online…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2020-10-12). Saturday 11/7: Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group — Revenge Capitalism. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Women's March (2020-10-12). Saturday 10/17: Brentwood: Women's March Sign Holding Against the Trump Agenda. indybay.org Brentwood City Park, 710 Second Street (corner of 2nd St. and Oak Street), Brentwood, CA 94513 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…

Saskia Wendel, U Schmiedel & H Strommen (2020-10-12). Falling into the Spokes of the Wheel. Critique of the New Right. indybay.org Why theology needs to be political again. | Defunding…

CA Poor People's Campaign (2020-10-12). Sunday 10/18: Voting is Power Unleashed! w/ CA Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

XR America (2020-10-12). Saturday 10/24: March Against Extinction. indybay.org Union Square, City of San Francisco…

Raging Grannies (2020-10-12). Saturday 10/17: Women's Rally/Dance of Peace in San Mateo. indybay.org El Camino Real at Third Ave. | (300 So. El Camino Real) | San Mateo, CA 94402…

Phoebe Sorgen & WiRED members (2020-10-12). Big Telecom + Berkelely Cops vs Neighbors + Activsts = fascism? indybay.org In the dark of night Oct 5, police backed AT&T in clash with Berkeley, Ca neighborhood over 4/5G antennas. Local cops do AT&T's bidding, forcefully removing Berkeley residents who were protecting the public commons from illegal wireless "small" cell installations.

Women's March (2020-10-12). Saturday 10/17: Petaluma: Women's March for Change. indybay.org Walnut Park, 201 4th street, Petaluma, CA 94952 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…

Defund SFPD Now (2020-10-12). Monday 10/12: #NoSFPDMurder: March to Demand Justice. indybay.org Otis and Gough St. in San Francisco…

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-10-12). Friday 10/16: Community Discussion on Latinx Issues & Animal Agriculture. indybay.org Online…

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-10-12). Thursday 10/15: Saving Life on Earth: Mountain Lions, Essential Wildlife Corridors & Halting Urban Sprawl. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Revolution Books (2020-10-12). Friday 10/16: A Night of Bold Verse: 3 Black Women Poets Present Their Work. indybay.org Online event sponsored by Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Women's March Sacramento (2020-10-12). Saturday 10/17: Sacramento: Women's March #AllRise Together to Demand Justice & Equity, Save SCOTUS, #GOTV. indybay.org Cesar E. Chavez Plaza, between 9th & I Streets and 10TH & J Streets, Sacramento, CA | You may also join online.

Allies of Women's March (2020-10-12). Saturday 10/17: Santa Cruz: Demand Justice For Ruth & Save SCOTUS w/ Allies of Women's March. indybay.org Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-12). Top honours awarded to Imperial academics in Queen's Birthday Honours list. imperial.ac.uk Two academics in the Department of Chemical Engineering have been awarded OBEs this year in The Queen's Birthday Honours.

Earth Justice (2020-10-12). Wildlife Advocates Plan Challenge to Decision Not to Protect Wolverines. globalresearch.ca The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) today announced it will deny protections for the rare and elusive wolverine under the Endangered Species Act, prompting a coalition of conservation groups to announce an intent to sue. | "Recent scientific information makes …

WSWS (2020-10-12). Poverty to soar after Labor backs Australian budget. wsws.org The swift passage of the budget's key measures demonstrates a close political partnership.

WSWS (2020-10-12). Australia: Victoria University IYSSE holds successful AGM. wsws.org The meeting, attended by students, youth and workers, reviewed some of the lessons of Leon Trotsky's life and political work.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-12). Omnibus Collisions: Coronavirus Policing and Overreach in Victoria. counterpunch.org In her September 17 speech to parliament, the Attorney General of the Australian state of Victoria, Jill Hennessy, explained various provisions of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) and Other Acts Amendment Bill. Of most interest was the proposal that would dramatically inflate the scope of public health power in ostensibly preventing a spread of COVID-19.

WSWS (2020-10-12). Jobs bloodbath in Australia continues as companies restructure to slash costs. wsws.org Employment relations expert warns the end of the JobKeeper scheme will leave workers exposed to a "redundancy bloodbath."

pip.hinman (2020-10-12). 'Backwards' federal budget: government never fails to disappoint on climate action. greenleft.org.au colombiareports.com/feed/

Franziska Kleiner (2020-10-12). German imperialism & European ambitions beyond NATO. peoplesdispatch.org European imperialism is on the march and preparing for war. Journalist Jà∂rg Kronauer explains the various military initiatives in the European Union and the German interests in such mobilizations…

WSWS (2020-10-12). Dr. Joseph Scalice discusses the significance of the fight against Stalinism with the members of Sri Lankan SEP. wsws.org Scalice's guest lecture to members of Sri Lankan SEP is important for their struggle to build the Trotskyist movement in South Asia and fight against Stalinist betrayals.

Chris Gelardi (2020-10-12). It's Time for Italian Americans to Give Up on Columbus. thenation.com It's Time for Italian Americans to Give Up on Columbus…

Richard Kreitner (2020-10-12). What History Tells Us About Trump's Implosion and Biden's Opportunity. thenation.com What History Tells Us About Trump's Implosion and Biden's Opportunity…

Michael T. Klare (2020-10-12). An October Surprise of a Military Kind. thenation.com An October Surprise of a Military Kind…

MEE and agencies (2020-10-11). Heavy shelling and civilian casualties dash hopes for Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire. middleeasteye.net Heavy shelling and civilian casualties dash hopes for Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire | Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other on Sunday of violating a Russian-brokered ceasefire | Sun, 10/11/2020 – 23: 06 | Nagorno-Karaback, an ethnic Armenian enclave inside Azerbaijan is home to 15,000 people (AFP) | A Russian-brokered ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan failed to hold on Sunday, with…

Andrew Korybko (2020-10-11). Several Observations About The Russian-Brokered Armenian-Azerbaijani Ceasefire. thealtworld.com It was a diplomatic coup for Russia to broker a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan since it restored Moscow's relevance to the conflict, but for as positive of a development as this was, it's uncertain whether it'll last and will thus serve as a litmus test of exactly how much influence the Eurasian Great Power still holds over its "sphere of influence" in the South Caucasus. | Russia's Diplomatic Coup In The South Caucasus | The world is celebrating the Russian-brokered Armenian-Azerbaijani ceasefire which went into effect at noon on Saturday following over 10 hours of negotiations between Foreign Minister…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-11). W Azerbaijan province, Iran's chance to enter global market. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Erzurum called the West Azerbaijan province as the gateway of Iran to the global market and the only Iranian city which shares a common border with eastern Turkish provinces.

sputniknews (2020-10-11). Twitter Flags Trump Tweet on Being 'Immune' as 'Potentially Harmful' COVID-19 Information. sputniknews.com Earlier on Saturday, US President Donald Trump's personal physician announced in a statement that Trump no longer posed a risk of transmitting the coronavirus to others – after over a week of the president's COVID recovery process.

Ben Bramble (2020-10-11). Why You Don't Need to Feel Sad About Donald Trump Catching COVID. commondreams.org President Donald Trump looks out from the Truman Balcony as he arrives at the White House upon his return from Walter Reed Medical Center on October 5, 2020. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan (2020-10-11). Donald Trump, Superspreader-in-Chief, Endangers White House Staff. commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump removes his mask on October 5, 2020, upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Common Dreams staff (2020-10-11). 'Propaganda': Trump Campaign Exposed for Using Dr. Fauci Out of Context in New Ad. commondreams.org 'The comments attributed to me without my permission in the GOP campaign ad were taken out of context' | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-10-11). In Zimbabwe, teachers defy president's threat and continue protest into third week. peoplesdispatch.org Teachers in Zimbabwe, who are finding it to even difficult to travel to schools due to the decline in the value of their salaries, began staying off from work from September 28…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-10-11). Every Presidential Election Since The Iraq War Has Featured Candidates Who Supported It. thealtworld.com The United States has done Yet there have been no consequences for it. No real changes of any kind were made to American military, governmental, political or media institution…

Rania Khalek (2020-10-11). Aaron Maté On Western Countries Attacking OPCW Syria Testimony At The UN. thealtworld.com OPCW whistleblower Ian Henderson and former OPCW director José Bustani, who testified before the UN Security Council, were attacked by the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Germany during two UN Security Council meetings in which they provided testimony. | Bustani was blocked from reading his prepared statement on the OPCW's cover-up of what they uncovered when investigators examined the scene of an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria, in April 2018. | Henderson was accused of being part of a "disinformation exercise," even though he was personally involved as an investigator, and physicist Ted Posto…

Staff (2020-10-11). Assange Faces Extradition for Exposing US War Crimes. truthout.org Three weeks of testimony in Julian Assange's extradition hearing in London underscored WikiLeaks's extraordinary revelation of U.S. war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantánamo Bay. But the Trump administration is seeking to extradite Assange to the United States to stand trial for charges under the Espionage Act that could cause him to spend 175 years in prison. | Assange founded WikiLeaks during the Bush administration's "war on terror," which was used as a pretext to start two illegal wars and carry out a wides…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-11). The Covid-19 Roadmap: Towards Global Economic Chaos and Societal Destruction. globalresearch.ca It is now confirmed beyond doubt that the Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (RT-PCR) used to estimate COVID-19 positive cases is meaningless. It cannot detect or identify the virus. What it detects are particles or fragments of numerous viruses including …

Centro Aztlan Chicomoztoc (2020-10-11). Monday 10/12: Indigenous Peoples Day March San Jose: Dia De La Raza y Dia De La Resistencia. indybay.org March meetup: San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…

sputniknews (2020-10-11). Labour Peer Apologises for Claiming Migrants Could be 'Concentrated' in Camps. sputniknews.com The United Kingdom has faced rising numbers of refugees crossing the English Channel from France this year. Internal Home Office reports made public last month revealed that the government has considered placing migrants arriving in the UK in offshore detention centers.

Freddie Sayers (2020-10-11). Is The Guardian Planning an Attack on the Great Barrington Scientists? globalresearch.ca Last night The Guardian sent the following email to Professor Martin Kulldorff of Harvard, one of the three initial signatories of the ' . | . | The article …

MEE staff (2020-10-11). Most Arab citizens do not earn enough to live on: Survey. middleeasteye.net Most Arab citizens do not earn enough to live on: Survey | Arab Opinion Index also says more than 60 percent believe Israel and United States are biggest threats to the Arab world's security | Sun, 10/11/2020 – 13: 03 | A man receives subsidized food items in Egypt (Reuters) | The majority of citizens in Arab countries believe they do not earn enough for their family's needs, according to a survey across 13 co…

Kent Paterson (2020-10-11). The Long Wars Against El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. counterpunch.org Perched above the Rio Grande with a splendid view of neighboring Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the Cielo Vista Mall is one of the commercial nerve centers of El Paso, Texas. On a normal weekend, the mall and an adjacent Walmart store bounce with shoppers, many of them middle-class customers from Juarez and northern Mexico who pump money into the local economy, support jobs and bolster Texas state tax coffers. |

Jack Delaney (2020-10-11). It's Time To Nationalize Social Media And Big Tech. counterpunch.org The tech oligopolies and monopolies — and particularly social media corporations — are not accountable to the public and lack meaningful regulation. The industry creates corrosive environments for democratic societies. The result allows for users and workers to be manipulated and exploited so that the industry can secure market share and profits.

MEE and agencies (2020-10-11). Iraqi armed groups agree conditional suspension of attacks on US targets. middleeasteye.net Iraqi armed groups agree conditional suspension of attacks on US targets | Spokesperson for Iran-backed Kataeb Hezbollah says worse attacks could follow unless US withdraws its forces from Iraq | Sun, 10/11/2020 – 13: 54 | Mask-clad members of the Popular Mobilisation Front paramilitary force take part in a military parade in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on 14 June 2020 (AFP) | Several…

Associated Press (2020-10-11). México: Presidente pide disculpa de la Iglesia por conquista. peoplesworld.org CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (AP) — El presidente de México dio a conocer el sábado una carta abierta que envió al papa Francisco en la que pide a la Iglesia católica se disculpe por los abusos cometidos contra los pueblos indígenas durante la conquista de México en el siglo XVI. En la misiva, el presidente Andrés …

Project Censored (2020-10-11). The Real News Network and Project Censored present — United States of Distraction: Fighting The Fake News Invasion A Documentary Film (64 min). projectcensored.org The Real News Network will host a screening of the new documentary film by Project Censored, the Media Freedom Foundation, and Hole in the Media Productions, followed by a panel…

MEE and agencies (2020-10-11). Cairo court begins high-profile 'Egyptian MeToo' case. middleeasteye.net Cairo court begins high-profile 'Egyptian MeToo' case | Accusations against former student prompted wave of shocking revelations in Egypt | Sun, 10/11/2020 – 10: 07 | An Instagram post reveals accusations against former student Ahmed Zaki (AFP) | An Egyptian court on Saturday began hearing a high-profile case of blackmail and sexual assault that released a wave of accusations against promi…

Jack Delaney (2020-10-11). It's Time Nationalize Social Media And Big Tech. counterpunch.org On September 1, 2020, I received a direct message (DM) on Twitter from a reporter working with a mainstream outlet requesting comment. After a brief chat on the phone, I was informed that I was unwittingly caught up in a Russian-backed media operation, for a "publication" that had recently offered a writing opportunity. The "outlet"

Project Censored (2020-10-11). The Real News Network and Project Censored present — "United States of Distraction: Fighting The Fake News Invasion" A Documentary Film (64 min). projectcensored.org The Real News Network will host a screening of the new documentary film by Project Censored, the Media Freedom Foundation, and Hole in the Media Productions, followed by a panel…

Sylvain Mercadier (2020-10-11). Coronavirus: Iraq's heritage sites suffer renewed wave of looting amid pandemic. middleeasteye.net Coronavirus: Iraq's heritage sites suffer renewed wave of looting amid pandemic | Economic woes exacerbated by the Covid-19 outbreak have prompted a rise in illegal activity | Sun, 10/11/2020 – 12: 40 | The Great Ziggurat temple, which dates back to 2100 BC, in the ancient city of Ur situated in southern Iraq's Dhi Qar province 15 June 2020 (AFP) |

MEE and agencies (2020-10-11). Israel will oppose Qatar F-35 warplane sale to ensure 'military superiority'. middleeasteye.net Israel will oppose Qatar F-35 warplane sale to ensure 'military superiority' | Qatar has formally asked to buy US fighter jet, also sought by the United Arab Emirates | Sun, 10/11/2020 – 11: 33 | Israel received F-35 fighter jets in 2016 and has opposed their sale to other countries in the region (AFP) | Israel will oppose the sale of American F-35 fighter jets to Qatar to ensure its own m…

RT (2020-10-11). Michigan's Democratic governor Whitmer refuses 'artificial' deadline to announce state's votes in presidential election. rt.com Swing state's governor Gretchen Whitmer has raised concerns after she refused to say when the votes from her state in the November election would be announced, claiming deadlines are set by "people with political agendas." | "Michigan will be able to announce results, but we are not going to have artificial deadlines set by, you know, people with political agendas," the governor told CBS' 'Face the Nation' on Sunday. "We're gonna get this right." | Whitmer claimed the announcement will come "soon after the polls close," but she refused to commit to a time or even day, simply insisting "we're gonna get it right…

RT (2020-10-11). Lindsey Graham's Dem challenger reveals record-breaking fundraising after GOP incumbent's questionable remarks on black people. rt.com Democrat Jaime Harrison raised a record-breaking $57 million in the final quarter of his race against incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), who sparked recent controversy over a comment about being black in his state. | Harrison's $57 million haul blows past congressional fundraising records, and is also the largest ever three-month total for a Senate candidate ever, according to his campaign. | The support came through 1.5 million donations from over 990,000 donors, with an average contribution of $37. | Harrison's financial success comes only two days after Graham found himself in hot water durin…

_____ (2020-10-11). As War Danger Mounts in the Arctic, Peace Hinges on a Revival of the Wallace Doctrine. strategic-culture.org According to the Department of Defense's dismally short sighted vision for the Arctic, U.S. strategic interests were best maintained not by cooperation with Arctic partners, by rather by belligerent sabre rattling under the guise of "competition" with nations who have continuously professed a desire to work with the west as allies. | In recent weeks, this belligerence has taken the form of a new forward posture of 150 advanced U.S. fighter jets to be housed at the Eielson Airforce Base in Alaska including a mix of F22 Raptors and F35 Lighting II jets only 600 miles away from the Russia border. Each fighter plane…

The Canary (2020-10-11). Patel snubs factory workers 'robbed of tens of millions in wages'. thecanary.co Factory workers are being "robbed of tens of millions in wages", the home secretary has been told.Exploitation: The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Dr Lisa Cameron MP, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Textiles and Fashion, have written to Priti Patel to demand urgent action over labour exploitation. They claim exploited garment workers have been denied £27m in lost earnings since July.A joint letter, signed by more than 50 cross-party MPs and peers — as well as a further 40 retailers, investors, and NGOs — was sent in July, calling for the government to introduce a…

RT (2020-10-11). Over half of French nurses on brink of professional burn-out amid Covid-19 pandemic — survey. rt.com More than the half of French nurses are close to burning out due to the pressure the ongoing pandemic has put on the nation's medical workers, who struggle with increased work and lack of holidays, a new survey indicates. | Some 57 percent of France's nurses have described their condition as "state of professional exhaustion" since the beginning of the pandemic, the national French nursing union has said, publishing results of a

RT (2020-10-11). Covid-19 situation in UK 'at tipping point', deputy chief medical officer of England warns as London plans new restrictions. rt.com The coronavirus pandemic in the UK has reached a "tipping point" and things are likely to get even worse, the deputy chief medical officer for England warns just one day before the government is expected to reveal new curbs. | The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in the UK has almost doubled over just about a week, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam

RT (2020-10-11). Money laundering time? Covid-19 can survive on CASH for 28 days, study claims. rt.com Coronavirus can survive on certain surfaces, including banknotes and mobile phone screens, for nearly a month in cooler climates, new research by Australian scientists suggests. | Covid-19 is able to survive in the open for a significantly longer length of time than was previously thought, according to a study by the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) "Establishing how long the virus really remains viable on surfaces en…

RT (2020-10-11). UK hospitality industry reportedly plans to legally challenge Downing Street ahead of potential Covid-19 shutdown. rt.com British hospitality venues will reportedly challenge the legality of the government restrictions imposed on the sector as London is about to announce new measures that are likely to affect the industry in Northern England. | Lawyers representing more than 10 hospitality organizations, including such major associations as the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) and the British Beer and Pub Association, are expected to file a legal challenge to the latest round of anti-coronavirus restrictions with the Downing Street on Monday — the day when the government plans to outline new measures to slow down the…

RT (2020-10-11). 'Our region is not Switzerland,' Israeli minister says amid concerns Qatar may buy F-35 jets from US. rt.com Israel will oppose any deal to sell US-made F-35 fighter jets to Qatar, the country's intelligence minister said. Doha has reportedly already submitted a formal request to Washington to greenlight such a deal. | Speaking to Israeli Army Radio on Sunday, Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said Tel Aviv would firmly oppose the sale of the 5th-generation stealth jets to the Gulf state. | "Our security and military superiority in the region are the most significant things for us," Cohen stressed. | Our region has still not turned into Switzerland. | Qatar's formal request for the jets was reported on Wednesday by Reu…

RT (2020-10-11). BBC mistakes Taiwan's National Day celebrations for North Korean military parade (VIDEO). rt.com BBC World News was left red-faced after it accidentally broadcast footage of National Day celebrations in Taiwan while claiming they were actually a military display marking the 75th anniversary of North Korea's ruling party. | The mistake was made by the network on Saturday, when it aired footage captioned 'Live Pyongyang'. However, the video was from Taipei, with multiple Taiwanese flags fluttering in the air and distinctive landmarks visible. | Aside from the military themes of both the North Korean and Taiwanese displays, they looked nothing alike. The Pyongyang parade featured scores of assorted milita…

RT (2020-10-11). Privacy or child protection? 7 governments, including US & UK, argue Facebook's new encryption plan would benefit PEDOPHILES. rt.com The UK, and others, have criticized Facebook over its plan to introduce end-to-end message encryption, arguing it would allow pedophiles freely share child abuse materials as millions are attributed to the tech giant's platforms. | The US social media giant has found itself at the center of yet another controversy as its initiative supposedly aimed at protecting the privacy of billions of people using Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp stumbled on the vehement opposition of the UK and the US, as well as other countries. The governments argue the move would make the social networks a safe haven for pedophiles and…

RT (2020-10-11). First reactor of Belarus' controversial Astravets nuclear power plant achieves criticality, Baltic states are outraged by project. rt.com The first of two Russian-built reactors at the new Belarusian nuclear power plant, at Astravets, is almost ready to go. Located near the border with Lithuania and Latvia, the Baltic states have fiercely opposed the project. | Along with Estonia, the pair have pledged to stop electricity trade with Minsk when the plant is finally operational. The Astravets nuclear power plant (known in Belarus as BelAes) is a joint project with Russia's state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom. On Sunday, the first chain reaction was launched at one of the VVER-1200 type reactors and sustained at the minimum controlled power le…

Steve Topple (2020-10-11). Marr outdoes himself by burying Hancock's Mail on Sunday embarrassment. thecanary.co Sunday 11 October's Andrew Marr Show was missing something. There was an unusual Mail on Sunday-shaped hole in its paper review. But it's not really a surprise, because for once the right-wing tabloid's front page poured shame on the Tories. Cue Marr burying bad news on behalf of the government. | Hancock in trouble: | Sky News

Peter Koenig (2020-10-11). Palestine: Anniversary of the Death of a Child — 30 September 2000. globalresearch.ca Palestine under siege for 72 years. A UK-prompted UN decision in 1947 allowed David Ben-Gurion, then the head of the Jewish Agency, to proclaim on May 14, 1948, the establishment of the State of Israel. | The United Nations Partition …

Peter Koenig (2020-10-11). Climate Change — A Scam of Global Dimensions? globalresearch.ca In the context of the global controversies about the Western narrative on the so-called "Climate Change" — and the ever more visible merging of this narrative with the World Economic Forum's (WEF) declared post-covid "Great Reset", NTV, Moscow, aske me …

Nauman Sadiq (2020-10-11). After Bin Laden's Niece, Trump Gets Endorsement from Taliban. globalresearch.ca Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid

Ralph Lopez (2020-10-11). Chief Science Officer for Pfizer Says "Second Wave" Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests, "Pandemic Is Over" globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on September 24, 2020 | In a stunning development, a former Chief Science Officer for the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer says "there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen." The "Big Pharma" insider asserts …

Julian Rose (2020-10-11). Manufactured Pandemic: Testing People for Any Strain of a Coronavirus, Not Specifically for COVID-19. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on March 27, 2020 | The following is from a medical forum. The writer, who is a widely respected professional scientist in the US, prefers to stay anonymous, because presenting any narrative different than the official …

Newsclick (2020-10-11). Research into Black Holes Has Won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics. peoplesdispatch.org The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three researchers — Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez. Their research has proved the existence of black holes, and the existence of a supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. Their research is based on the earlier work of Albert Einstein. Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha sheds some light on the dark matter.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-11). South African workers strike against govt corruption, COVID-19 failures, job losses. peoplesdispatch.org A historic general strike was held in numerous cities and towns across South Africa on October 7 against corruption, job losses, govt failures during the pandemic, and its refusal to honor the wage agreement it had signed with public servants.

Dean Baker (2020-10-11). Waiting for a Vaccine: Killing for Inequality. cepr.net I have been harping on the fact that it is very likely China will be mass producing and distributing a vaccine at least a month, and quite possibly several months, before the United States. This should make people very angry. Even a month's delay is likely to mean tens of thousands of avoidable deaths and …

Editor (2020-10-11). James Steyer: Wrestling Back Privacy From the Jaws of Big Tech. scheerpost.com Over the course of just a few decades, technology has come to play a role in nearly every single aspect of our lives. While there have been undeniable benefits to technological advances, one of the main concerns that has grown alongside its presence in daily life is how tech companies collect, use and profit from our data in ways we're often unaware of. James Steyer, a professor at Stanford… |

news.un (2020-10-11). UN in Myanmar comes together to protect people from COVID-19. news.un.org More than 20 UN agencies in Myanmar have come together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and staff are putting their lives on their line to support the Organization's efforts to protect lives and boost livelihoods.

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-10-11). The Saudi campaign against the Palestinians. thealtworld.com A concerted effort is underway to prepare public opinion for normalization with Israel | In June 2006, about a week after Israel's assault on Lebanon began, a Saudi delegation visited Washington and met with President George Bush Jr., who made an exception to receive them at the White House on a Sunday. The delegation was led by the then foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, and included the national security advisor and former ambassador to Washington, Prince Bandar bin-Sultan, and the serving ambassador and ex-intelligence chief, Prince Turki al-Faisal. | The day after that meeting, the three princes sent a…

Elijah Magnier (2020-10-11). Négociations ardues en vue entre le Liban et Israà´l. thealtworld.com En plus de la division interne qui règne entre les membres des différents groupes politiques de la société libanaise, le pays se prépare à entamer une négociation indirecte avec Israà´l au sujet d'un conflit frontalier datant de plusieurs décennies. Après neuf ans de discussions indirectes, les deux parties se sont mises d'accord sur une feuille de route négociée par le président du Parlement libanais, Nabih Berri. Les négociations en vue d'établir des frontières définitives devraient commencer dans la semaine du 14 octobre dans la ville libanaise limitrophe de Naqoura, au siège de la Force intérimaire des…

Elijah Magnier (2020-10-11). Difficult negotiations between Lebanon and Israel ahead. thealtworld.com Amid the domestic split between members of different political groups in Lebanese society, the country is preparing to start an indirect negotiation with Israel, pursuing a decades-old border dispute. After nine years of indirect discussion, both sides have agreed on a road map negotiated by the Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri. The negotiations over the final borders are expected to begin in the week starting 14 October in the neighbouring Lebanese city of Naqoura at the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and under its auspices. The negotiation is far from being a Lebanese normalisa…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-10-11). Trump Is Waging War on Us—We Ignore It at Our Peril. zcomm.org The president has made clear that he intends to cling to power at all costs, including the U.S. Constitution and our democracy…

F. Douglas Stephenson (2020-10-11). America's New Peculiar Institution: Health Care only for those who Can Afford it. zcomm.org We must immediately end our moral crime of having the greatest health system in the world, but only for those who can afford it…

Paul Cienfuegos (2020-10-11). Thoughts About Breathing and Not Breathing. zcomm.org Where Our Energies Can Best be Focused…

Editors, The Scientific American (2020-10-11). On November 3, Vote to End Attacks on Science. zcomm.org On an individual basis, the most powerful action you can take to protect science is to vote out of office a president who is trying to gut it—and to encourage people you know to do likewise, especially in the battleground states…

Keith Brower Brown (2020-10-11). East Bay Health Care Workers Strike Forces County to Disband the Boss. zcomm.org On day two of their five-day strike, Alameda Health System workers in California's East Bay won a landmark victory…

Benjamin James Davies (2020-10-11). Solidarity and resistance: how renters are fighting against unjust evictions. zcomm.org With the second wave of COVID-19 sweeping through the UK like a tsunami, a number of emerging key battlegrounds may define the future of the left…

Janet Johnson (2020-10-11). Tuesday 10/13: No Coal on the Richmond City Council! indybay.org Richmond City Hall | 450 Civic Center Plaza | Richmond, CA 94804…

CDPH, Santa Clara DPH, & Alameda DPH (2020-10-11). Monday 10/12: Virtual Townhall on Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Food Access & Health Program. indybay.org Online via Zoom or FB livestream, or join by phone…

Santa Cruz News Network (2020-10-11). Real Estate PAC Backs Watkins, Brunner and Kalantari-Johnson for Santa Cruz City Council. indybay.org Santa Cruz Together (SCT), the political action committee heavily financed by real estate and property development interests, has endorsed three candidates for Santa Cruz City Council: Sonja Brunner, Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson, and Martine Watkins. Santa Cruz Together has reported raising more in financial contributions than any of the individual candidates, and by contributing directly to the PAC, business professionals are able to avoid the $400 cap on individual contributions in the City Council race. Santa Cruz Together has said it intends to use the funds it raises to support the three candidates through digi…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-10-11). Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Canonized. indybay.org Celebration of Justice Ginsburg's Life…

ACCE (2020-10-11). Monday 10/12: No Confirmation Before Inauguration! indybay.org 1 Post St. San Francisco…

_____ (2020-10-11). The Shoddiness of 'Big Think' Media. strategic-culture.org On October 5th, The Atlantic, a pretentious American popular 'big think' magazine (selling

_____ (2020-10-11). Treat Your Smartphone Like Hannibal Lecter. strategic-culture.org Bill BLUNDEN | Psychopaths are a dangerous lot. They lie as easily as they breathe and when they're not busy gaslighting people they're hunting for bits of sensitive information to exploit later on. Clinical therapists recommend that the best way to deal with psychopaths is to avoid them. | Yet most people are loath to abandon the little monster that is the smartphone. Particularly denizens of the Beltway. These users would be well advised take a sober look at their mobile devices and acknowledge the true nature of what they're dealing with. | The Mighty Wurlitzer Reborn | In the years leading up to World War II…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-11). Iran' aerospace rank first in Islamic world ,13 in Intl level. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — The head of Aerospace Research Institute announced that in the aerospace field, Iran ranks first among Islamic countries and 13th at the international level.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-11). W Azarbaijan province, Iran's chance to enter global market. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Erzurum called the West Azarbaijan province as the gateway of Iran to the global market and the only Iranian city which shares a common border with eastern Turkish provinces.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-11). Iran, Iraq to resume direct flights as of Monday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Iraqi Minister of Transport, Nasser Al-Shibli announced on Sunday that flights between Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Najaf and Iran's Mashhad and Tehran will be resumed as of Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-11). Iran's envoy reacts to IAEA chief's comments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that considerable centrifugal and quality of nuclear materials have no place in the documents of IAEA.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-11). Exhibition of railway industry inaugurated in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) — The inauguration ceremony of the permanent exhibition of the self-sufficiency of the railway industry was held in the presence of Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami at the Tehran Railway station on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-11). Iran, Afghanistan discuss strengthening bilateral relations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Kabul Bahador Aminian voiced Iran's readiness to expand bilateral relations with Afghanistan in various fields.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-11). Iran to defend Yemeni people in international arena. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister's Senior Assistant for Special Political Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is employing all its power to defend the oppressed people of Yemen in the international arena.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-11). Official urges launching Iran-Switzerland financial channel. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Chairman of Iran-Switzerland Joint Chamber of Commerce expressed his hope that financial mechanism between Iran and Switzerland will be launched in the first half of the next fiscal year (starts March 20, 2021).

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-11). China calls for organizing a forum with Iran's presence in WA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Chinese Foreign Minister on Sunday called for holding a forum with the presence of the Islamic Republic of Iran in West Asia.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-11). Iran inclined to boost sports, cultural ties with Oman. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Iranian envoy to Oman Ali Najafi Khoshroudi expressed the Islamic Republic's tendency for expansion of mutual sports and cultural cooperation.with Oman.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-11). Police seize over 1 ton of illicit drugs in Yazd. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — The police forces of Yazd province in central Iran have seized over 1 ton of illicit drugs in the last 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-11). US sanctions aim at terminating Iran's exports: Hatami. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Referring to new US sanctions, Iran's Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami noted that Washington is afraid of Iran's exports.

sputniknews (2020-10-11). Super-Powerful Magnetic Field to Rival a Black Hole Can Be Created on Earth, Study Says. sputniknews.com Although the magnetic field created during such an experiment would last only a matter of nanoseconds, this time span would reportedly be enough for modern physics experiments.

sputniknews (2020-10-11). Grazia Magazine's 'Diversity Champion' Gets Booted Over Anti-Semitic Remarks, Media Say. sputniknews.com After her online remarks were revealed, Stephanie Yeboah reportedly issued an apology, admitting to making "very ignorant" comments about Jewish community.

sputniknews (2020-10-11). Tupac's Brother Says Trump Campaign Used Rapper in 'Clearly Disrespectful' Way At VP Debate. sputniknews.com Last Wednesday, US President Donald Trump's 2020 election campaign announced that it would reserve a ticket for Tupac Shakur at the vice presidential debate between VP Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, in order to mock the Democratic VP nominee's naming of the late rap legend as her favorite living rapper during a late-September interview.

sputniknews (2020-10-11). Militia Groups Offer US Truce in Iraq If Washington Withdraws Troops, Report Claims. sputniknews.com Amid frequent attacks in the so-called Green Zone' in Baghdad, several countries, including the United States, have warned Iraq that they may shut down their embassies in the area if shellings on diplomatic missions continue.

sputniknews (2020-10-11). 'There Are Advantages': Israel Touts its Own Antibody Cocktail as Better Than Trump's. sputniknews.com During President Donald Trump's treatment at Walter Reed military hospital, he received an experimental polyclonal antibody cocktail created by the US biotechnology company Regeneron.

sputniknews (2020-10-11). Portland Police Make Sweeping Arrests Minutes After Protest Begins. sputniknews.com Demonstrations across Portland, Oregon have continued through the year, beginning with the death of George Floyd and other African American men at the hands of United States law enforcement. The protests have emerged in opposition to what they claim is inherent racism within the police force.

sputniknews (2020-10-11). Video: Hooded Youths Launch Fireworks at Cars and Residents in Sheffield. sputniknews.com Bonfire Night in the United Kingdom is known for its extravagant fireworks displays and burning effigies. However, in the days running up to the event, when personal fireworks are sold prolifically, they are often used by gangs as weapons, leading to chaos in the streets in recent years.

sputniknews (2020-10-11). S-300s, S-400s to Be Modified to Use Various Types of Missiles Simultaneously, Report Says. sputniknews.com Russia's air defence troops are equipped with at least 125 battalions of S-300s (about 1,500 launchers total) and 69 battalions of S-400s (552 launchers), with the latter expected to remain the most advanced road-mobile air defence system in Russia's arsenal until the arrival of the S-500 beginning next year.

Staff (2020-10-11). Barrett Nomination Spurs Greater Election Spending by Abortion Rights Groups. truthout.org Since President

Staff (2020-10-11). Colleges Pander to Trump in Effort to Stifle Campus Organizing. truthout.org In mid-July, President Trump gave a speech in which he repeated the frequently invoked right-wing claim that U.S. colleges and universities have become bastions of "radical left indoctrination." The solution, he said, was to empower the Treasury department to "re-examine their tax-exempt status and/or funding." | Activists responded quickly and

Staff (2020-10-11). Several GOP State Legislators Up for Reelection Have Nice Words for the KKK. truthout.org QAnon — the far-right conspiracy theory that falsely claims President Trump is battling "deep state" Satan-worshiping pedophiles who are running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotting against him — made headlines recently when adherent Marjorie Taylor Greene

Staff (2020-10-11). Trump's Tax Returns Reflect Undue Privileges Given to Real Estate in Tax Code. truthout.org Janine Jackson: "Donald Trump's Tax Returns Have Many Wondering What They're Doing Wrong," ran one

Nauman Sadiq (2020-10-11). The Yugoslav Wars: Biden's Belligerent Militarism Revisited. globalresearch.ca Ironically, while three US presidents have been accused of impeaching the Constitution for relatively minor offenses, including Bill Clinton for perjury and Donald Trump for using political influence to discredit opponents, no US president has ever been charged, let alone …

Afroze Fatima Zaidi (2020-10-11). Johnson is gaslighting us, his energy pledge is just the latest example. thecanary.co On 6 October, Boris Johnson With much fanfare and the requisite amount o…

Professor Piers Robinson (2020-10-11). The War on Truth, Dissent and Free Speech. globalresearch.ca On Saturday 13 June 2020 the Times newspaper published its third attack on academics associated with researching British government propaganda and the war in Syria. This time the attack focused on smearing myself and Professor David Miller with the objective …

Thomas Meisenhelder (2020-10-11). Declining American Hegemony Could Be A Good Thing. commondreams.org We spend more on weapons of war than any other country in the world. Researchers at Brown University have found that since the horror of 9/11, the so-called "war on terrorism" has killed 800,000, displaced 37,000,000, and cost taxpayers $6.4 trillion. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eric Stoner (2020-10-11). Get Ready to Resist the Trump Coup Attempt. commondreams.org Veteran Richard Saul carries a sign that reads "Dump Trump" as a member of the Oklahoma National Guard stands nearby ahead of a U.S. President Donald Trump campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

pip.hinman (2020-10-11). Venezuelan vice-minister reports on new solidarity initiative and ongoing US threats. greenleft.org.au

Tom Coburg (2020-10-11). Greek neo-Nazis provoked civil war, seven years later they're finally declared criminals. thecanary.co A Greek court has But there remain unanswered questions about the role of the police. And why earlier warnings that GD hoped to provoke a civil war in Greece as part of a "

MEE and agencies (2020-10-10). Ceasefire shaken as Armenia, Azerbaijan trade accusations of attacks. middleeasteye.net Ceasefire shaken as Armenia, Azerbaijan trade accusations of attacks | The recent flare-up in Nagorno Karabakh has been the worst the contested region has seen since the 90s | Sat, 10/10/2020 – 10: 15 | The recent flare-up is the worst in Nagorno-Karabakh since the 1991-4 war (AFP) | Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of violating a ceasefire only minutes after it came into eff…

RT (2020-10-10). Explosions reported in Nagorno-Karabakh, Baku accuses Armenia of shelling Azerbaijani town just hours into ceasefire. rt.com Azerbaijan and Armenia have accused each other of violating the ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh region late on Saturday. The capital of the self-proclaimed republic, Stepankert, has reportedly come under heavy shelling. | Azerbaijan, for its part, accused Armenia of striking the town of Terter with artillery fire. | RT correspondent Igor Zhdanov said alert sirens were heard in Stepankert, the capital of the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, late on Saturday. Several explosions — both in the air and on the ground — were observed in the city, he added. | ‚ö°Ô∏è&sbquo…

RT (2020-10-10). No end in sight? Armenia & Azerbaijan accuse each other of violations, minutes after Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire supposed to begin. rt.com A Russia-brokered ceasefire was supposed to end the fighting in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region at noon local time on Saturday, but Armenia and Azerbaijan both quickly reported continued attacks on each other's positions. | Yerevan's Defense Ministry spokesperson Shushan Stepanyan said that Baku launched an offensive into Nagorno-Karabakh five minutes after the ceasefire had supposedly commenced. She later added that Azerbaijani forces were shelling the town of Hadrut. | Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry, in the meantime, reported that "despite the ceasefire agreement" Armenia had launched attacks against sev…

news.un (2020-10-10). UN chief welcomes Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire. news.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed agreement on a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone following talks held in Russia on Friday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-10). Rouhani, Putin discuss Nagorno-Karabakh over phone. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation on Saturday discussing the latest developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

WSWS (2020-10-10). North and South Dakota record fastest growing COVID-19 outbreak in US. wsws.org As President Donald Trump returned from his Walter Reed Army Medical Center suite to tell Americans not to worry about the coronavirus, both North Dakota and South Dakota reported the highest per capita infection rates in the country this week.

Steve Horn (2020-10-10). Trump getting COVID is his Hurricane Sandy October Surprise for science denial. nationofchange.org From COVID-19 to the hurricanes of the climate crisis, even "moderate" Republicans have continually displayed a willingness to ignore and malign science.

Amy Littlefield (2020-10-10). Pence's Handling of COVID Is Straight Out of the Christian Right Playbook. zcomm.org Pence didn't need Trump to show him how to pursue an agenda through deception. In this case, the goal is power, and it appears Pence will apply all of the tricks in his playbook in order to hold on to it…

Common Dreams staff (2020-10-10). 'COVchella' at the White House: Tiny Crowd Shows Up for Trump's COVID-19 Rally. commondreams.org Dr. Scott Atlas, Trump's advisor on COVID-19, was not wearing a mask at Saturday's rally. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-10-10). Trump intensifies conflict with big tech over Section 230 protections following censorship moves by Facebook and Twitter. wsws.org After Facebook and Twitter both censored Trump for falsely comparing the coronavirus to the flu, the president called for a repeal of the law protecting social media companies from liability for content posted on their platforms.

Tamara Pearson (2020-10-10). Guatemalan and Mexican governments use pandemic to turn back refugee caravan. zcomm.org "People who are fleeing crime and searching for a better future shouldn't be treated like this". "But there is something that we have, as migrants. We don't give up, we do everything to achieve our goals."

Common Dreams staff (2020-10-10). Climate Emergency Activist Greta Thunberg Endorses Biden in Rare Political Tweet. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-10-10). How Did People Have Conversations Back Before Tech Oligarchs Were There To Police Them? thealtworld.com Twitter has "Starting next week, when people attempt to Retweet a Tweet with a misleading information label, they will see a prompt directing them to credible information about the topic before they can amplify it," Twitter

Philippe Charlier, Leandro Varison (2020-10-10). [Correspondence] Is COVID-19 being used as a weapon against Indigenous Peoples in Brazil? thelancet.com To corroborate the Editors'1 appeal for Indigenous Peoples' right to self-determination as fundamental to ensure their health, we wish to draw attention to the dire situation faced by Indigenous populations in the Amazon, and mainly in Brazil.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-10). The "Smoking Guns" of a Manufactured Pandemic. globalresearch.ca Economics professor Michel Chossudovsky describes the "smoking guns" indicating that the Covid-19 pandemic is a fraud and details the devastation that already has occurred as well as what is to come with the so-called "second wave," which he says is …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-10). The Smoking Guns of a Manufactured Pandemic. globalresearch.ca Economics professor Michel Chossudovsky describes the "smoking guns" indicating that the Covid-19 pandemic is a fraud and details the devastation that already has occurred as well as what is to come with the so-called "second wave," which he says is …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-10). The Covid-19 Numbers Game: The "Second Wave" is Based on Fake Statistics. globalresearch.ca "Red zones", travel bans, quarantines, "red lists". A "Second Wave". Millions of people are lining up for Covid-19 testing. The "Numbers Game". How statistics and "estimates" are used by politicians to justify the closure of the national economy and the derogation of fundamental civil rights.

Centro Aztlan Chicomoztoc (2020-10-10). Monday 10/12: Indigenous People's Day March San Jose: Dia De La Raza y Dia De La Resistencia. indybay.org March meetup: San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…

teleSUR (2020-10-10). President Maduro: 'Venezuela Has the Widest Electoral Guarantees'. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro Saturday invited the social organizations and intellectuals gathered at the International Festival of the Peoples in Resistance to accompany the country's parliamentary elections to be held in December. | RELATED: | Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro Saturday invited the social organizations and intellectuals gathered at the International Festival of the Peoples in Resistance to a…