2020-10-12: Social Media Postees

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How can Americans support peace in Nagorno-Karabakh?
Nicolas J S Davies | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-12
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…
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The GOP Is Pursuing a Public Slaughter Strategy, Known to Some as 'Herd Immunity'
Thom Hartmann | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-12
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…
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The wild and the disaffected: A conversation with Reinaldo Iturriza (Part I)
Cira Pascual Marquina | mronline.org | 2020-10-12
A Chavista author and former minister talks about the Bolivarian Revolution's class basis and the risks that apathy poses to the political process.
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Is Syria's Idlib the Next Gaza Strip?
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-12
"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.
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Ismail Haniyeh interview: Full transcript
David Hearst | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-12
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 | David Hearst | 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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/palestine-ham…

COVID-19 devastates Native American reservations in California and across the US
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/trib…

With Crushing Sanctions on 18 Iranian Banks, Is Trump Trying to Leave a War Behind for Biden?
Prof. Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-12
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 …
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The Chinese Communist Party is "an organisation with a deep, deep level of bureaucratisation"
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
"From Marx to Lenin to Trotsky, an unbroken string runs through and connects them… Trotskyism inherited the scientific principles of Marxism."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/cint…

The Green Party of Canada chooses a new leader–multiple political frauds for the price of one
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/cagr…

It's all work and no pay for most women in India
C.P. Chandrasekhar | mronline.org | 2020-10-12
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…
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This week in history: October 12-18
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
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.
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Grenfell Tower landlord rejected safety checks to save £30,000
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
The 2014-16 refurbishment, including enveloping the tower in flammable cladding, turned the building into a death trap that claimed 72 lives.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/gren…

Hurricane Delta rips through battered southwestern Louisiana
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/hurr…

What Comes Next is Up to Us
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-12
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…
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A timeline of the fascist conspiracy to kidnap and kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
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.
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A profile of the conspirators in the Michigan plot
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
The 13 men arrested have two things in common: extreme right-wing politics and economic marginalization.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/prof…

Alameda County hospital strike in California ends without contract
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
Hospital workers in Oakland spoke on the systemic problems in health care and the impact of the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/alam…

Trump Appoints Big Pharma Exec Connected to Bill Gates to Head Vaccine Developments
Derrick Broze | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-12
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 …
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The Great Barrington Declaration
Dr Martin Kulldorff | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-12
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, …
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Restore the eight-hour day! Stop the move to twelve-hour shifts for skilled trades workers at Michigan FCA plant!
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
The following is a statement by the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant Rank-and-File Safety Committee at the Fiat Chrysler plant in suburban Detroit.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/shap…

The Curse of Game Theory
Cynthia Chung | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-12
Game theory, the mathematical theory of games of strategy, was developed by John von Neumann in several successive stages in 1928 and 1940-41, according to his book Theory of Games and Economic Behaviour which he co-authored with Oskar Morgenstern. The crux of the theory is that an individuals' behaviour will always be motivated towards achieving …
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The Nuclearization of American Diplomacy
Michael T. Klare | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-12
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.
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The Status Quo Is The Real 'Existential Threat': Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-12
~ | 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…
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The Russia Brokered Armenia-Azerbaijan Ceasefire
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-12
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 …
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Nagorno-Karabakh: the bigger picture
Abdel Bari Atwan | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-12
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…
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All Left Hands on Deck. Step 1: Defeat Trump. Step 2: Challenge Biden
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
The Trump regime must be brought down…
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Saturday 10/17: Alameda: Women's March for Saving the Supreme Court Seat Now!
Women's March | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…
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"Loser" Pence Bullies Fabrications Through Debate Time Rules
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-12
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…
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The Tortured Trial of Julian Assange
Ron Ridenour | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-12
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/12/the-tortured…

The Hardest Thing About the Green New Deal
Wen Stephenson | thenation.com | 2020-10-12
The Hardest Thing About the Green New Deal…
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Trump supporter killed by Pinkerton agent during dueling Denver, Colorado protests
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/denv…

Trump continues far-right appeals as details of Michigan plot emerge
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/pers…

350,000 US education jobs slashed in September
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/educ…

WHO (Accidentally) Confirms Covid Is No More Dangerous than Flu
Kit Knightly | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-12
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 during a …
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Back on the Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Wins Over Spirit
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-12
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 …
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Trump is Waging War on Us, We Ignore It at Our Peril
Sonali Kolhatkar | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-12
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…
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Seeds of Destruction, Globalization of Poverty, Globalization of War: Three Important Books From Global Research Publishers
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-12
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 …
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College and the Cheating Culture
M. G. Piety | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-12
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?
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French universities enforce de facto herd immunity policy on COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/fren…

Accelerated job cuts in German auto industry
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
Barely a day goes by without a new announcement of cutbacks and job cuts in the German auto industry.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/auto…

State and federal governments conceal COVID-19 outbreaks in US schools
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/scho…

Fascism: Now You See It, Now You Don't!
Gabriel Rockhill | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-12
"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:…
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As mental health crisis deepens, New York City hospitals leave psych units shuttered
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
Even as the need for mental health services reaches new heights, psychiatric units remain closed and are unlikely to fully reopen.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/ment…

Will Today's Millennials Ever Live in a More Equal USA?
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-12
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…
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Protest strikes in German public transit: Workers' anger grows over unsafe working conditions
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/tran…

The Campaign to "Kill" the BDS Movement Against Israel Extends Far and Wide
Caren Holmes | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-12
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 …
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Hamas's Haniyeh: 'No mercy' for Arab states who betray Palestinian cause
David Hearst | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-12
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 | David Hearst | 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"
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"Where's the Challenge? Where's the Crisis? Where's this COVID?"
Gavin Phillips | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-12
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 …
globalresearch.ca/where-challenge-where-…

Podemos minister Irene Montero poses for Vanity Fair
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
The interview with the partner of Podemos general secretary Pablo Iglesias aimed to reassure Vanity Fair's affluent readership that Podemos is utterly corrupt.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/mont…

What Does Biden's 'Deliberate Ambiguity' on Iran Sanctions Imply?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-12
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 …
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The Artist's Wife: A portrait of the artist as an aging semi-entrepreneur
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
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?
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/arti…

There's no Need to Fear, Under God is Here
Vern Loomis | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-12
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 …
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Saturday 10/24: March Against Extinction
XR America | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Union Square, City of San Francisco…
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Saturday 10/17: Napa: Women's March Sister Rally for Justice
Women's March | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Block of the Superior Courthouse, 825 Brown Street, Napa, CA 94559 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…
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Sunday 10/18: Voting is Power Unleashed! w/ CA Poor People's Campaign
CA Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Online via Zoom…
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Falling into the Spokes of the Wheel. Critique of the New Right
Saskia Wendel, U Schmiedel & H Strommen | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Why theology needs to be political again. | Defunding…
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Monday 10/12: #NoSFPDMurder: March to Demand Justice
Defund SFPD Now | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Otis and Gough St. in San Francisco…
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Friday 10/30: The Night of the Living Nextdoor
GAY SHAME | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
24th BART station SF…
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Protest at San Quentin
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Former inmates speak out…
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Saturday 10/17: Women's March Monterey Bay: Soles to the Poles #GOTV March to the Ballot Box
Women's March Monterey Bay | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
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…
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Saturday 11/7: Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group — Revenge Capitalism
Strike Debt Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Online via Zoom…
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Friday 10/30: Solidarity Speaker: Protest, Advocate, and Educate with EMPACT
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Online…
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Saturday 10/17: Women's Rally/Dance of Peace in San Mateo
Raging Grannies | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
El Camino Real at Third Ave. | (300 So. El Camino Real) | San Mateo, CA 94402…
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Saturday 10/17: Brentwood: Women's March Sign Holding Against the Trump Agenda
Women's March | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Brentwood City Park, 710 Second Street (corner of 2nd St. and Oak Street), Brentwood, CA 94513 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…
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Saturday 10/17: Santa Cruz: Demand Justice For Ruth & Save SCOTUS w/ Allies of Women's March
Allies of Women's March | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…
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Big Telecom + Berkelely Cops vs Neighbors + Activsts = fascism?
Phoebe Sorgen & WiRED members | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
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.
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Saturday 10/24: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Online…
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Thursday 10/15: Saving Life on Earth: Mountain Lions, Essential Wildlife Corridors & Halting Urban Sprawl
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Online via Zoom…
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Saturday 10/17: Sacramento: Women's March #AllRise Together to Demand Justice & Equity, Save SCOTUS, #GOTV
Women's March Sacramento | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Cesar E. Chavez Plaza, between 9th & I Streets and 10TH & J Streets, Sacramento, CA | You may also join online.
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Friday 10/16: Community Discussion on Latinx Issues & Animal Agriculture
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Online…
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Friday 10/16: A Night of Bold Verse: 3 Black Women Poets Present Their Work
Revolution Books | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Online event sponsored by Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…
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Saturday 10/17: Petaluma: Women's March for Change
Women's March | indybay.org | 2020-10-12
Walnut Park, 201 4th street, Petaluma, CA 94952 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…
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Top honours awarded to Imperial academics in Queen's Birthday Honours list
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-12
Two academics in the Department of Chemical Engineering have been awarded OBEs this year in The Queen's Birthday Honours.
imperial.ac.uk/news/206413/top-honours-awarded-imperial-academics-queens

Wildlife Advocates Plan Challenge to Decision Not to Protect Wolverines
Earth Justice | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-12
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 | …
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Jobs bloodbath in Australia continues as companies restructure to slash costs
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
Employment relations expert warns the end of the JobKeeper scheme will leave workers exposed to a "redundancy bloodbath."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/jobs…

Omnibus Collisions: Coronavirus Policing and Overreach in Victoria
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-12
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.
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Australia: Victoria University IYSSE holds successful AGM
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
The meeting, attended by students, youth and workers, reviewed some of the lessons of Leon Trotsky's life and political work.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/iyss…

Poverty to soar after Labor backs Australian budget
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
The swift passage of the budget's key measures demonstrates a close political partnership.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/budg…

'Backwards' federal budget: government never fails to disappoint on climate action
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-12
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German imperialism & European ambitions beyond NATO
Franziska Kleiner | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-12
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…
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Social Media Demonization Is Another Moral Panic
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-12
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…
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Dr. Joseph Scalice discusses the significance of the fight against Stalinism with the members of Sri Lankan SEP
wsws.org | 2020-10-12
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.
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Universal Credit is now an even bigger ticking timebomb
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-10-12
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 released a report into government support for workers comparing the various schemes that have been available to people whose jobs are at risk. It looked at things like the Job Support Scheme. This pays 67% of someone's wages. It me…
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It's Time for Italian Americans to Give Up on Columbus
Chris Gelardi | thenation.com | 2020-10-12
It's Time for Italian Americans to Give Up on Columbus…
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An October Surprise of a Military Kind
Michael T. Klare | thenation.com | 2020-10-12
An October Surprise of a Military Kind…
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What History Tells Us About Trump's Implosion and Biden's Opportunity
Richard Kreitner | thenation.com | 2020-10-12
What History Tells Us About Trump's Implosion and Biden's Opportunity…
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Heavy shelling and civilian casualties dash hopes for Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-11
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 | MEE and agencies | 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…
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Several Observations About The Russian-Brokered Armenian-Azerbaijani Ceasefire
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-11
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…
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How can Americans support peace in Nagorno-Karabakh?
Nicolas J.S. Davies | zcomm.org | 2020-10-11
Americans should remember the people of Armenia and Azerbaijan whose lives are being lost or destroyed every day that this war rages on, and should condemn and oppose any effort to prolong or worsen their pain and suffering for U.S. geopolitical advantage…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-can-americans-…

How Can Americans Support Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh?
Nicolas J. S. Davies | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-11
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 …
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How can Americans support Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh?
Nicolas J.S. Davies | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-11
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 …
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W Azerbaijan province, Iran's chance to enter global market
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164581/W-Azerbaijan…

Twitter Flags Trump Tweet on Being 'Immune' as 'Potentially Harmful' COVID-19 Information
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
sputniknews.com/us/202010111080741772-tw…

Donald Trump, Superspreader-in-Chief, Endangers White House Staff
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | commondreams.org | 2020-10-11
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…
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Why You Don't Need to Feel Sad About Donald Trump Catching COVID
Ben Bramble | commondreams.org | 2020-10-11
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…
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'Propaganda': Trump Campaign Exposed for Using Dr. Fauci Out of Context in New Ad
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2020-10-11
'The comments attributed to me without my permission in the GOP campaign ad were taken out of context' | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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In Zimbabwe, teachers defy president's threat and continue protest into third week
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-11
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/11/in-zimbab…

Every Presidential Election Since The Iraq War Has Featured Candidates Who Supported It
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-11
The United States has done many, many profoundly evil things throughout its history, but the 2003 invasion of Iraq is surely in the top ten. It killed over a million human beings, destabilized an entire region, led to the rise of ISIS and Al Nusra and facilitated a rush of new Middle Eastern interventionism, all to no benefit for the American people whatsoever, and it is utterly unforgivable. | Yet there have been no consequences for it. No real changes of any kind were made to American military, governmental, political or media institution…
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Every Presidential Election Since The Iraq War Has Featured Candidates Who Supported It
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-11
The most powerful government on earth has still yet to have a single presidential election that doesn't feature a prominent candidate who supported one of the most evil things that government has ever done. | The United States has done many, many profoundly evil things throughout its history, but the 2003 invasion of Iraq is surely in the top ten. It killed over a million human beings, destabilized an entire region, led to the rise of ISIS and Al Nusra and facilitated a rush of new Middle Eastern interventionism, all to no benefit for the A…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/every-p…

Aaron Maté On Western Countries Attacking OPCW Syria Testimony At The UN
Rania Khalek | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-11
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…
thealtworld.com/rania_khalek/unauthorize…

Assange Faces Extradition for Exposing US War Crimes
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-11
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…
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The Covid-19 Roadmap: Towards Global Economic Chaos and Societal Destruction
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-11
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 …
globalresearch.ca/the-covid-19-roadmap-t…

Monday 10/12: Indigenous Peoples Day March San Jose: Dia De La Raza y Dia De La Resistencia
Centro Aztlan Chicomoztoc | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
March meetup: San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…
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Labour Peer Apologises for Claiming Migrants Could be 'Concentrated' in Camps
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
sputniknews.com/uk/202010111080740715-la…

Palestine: Anniversary of the Death of a Child — 30 September 2000
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-11
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 | …
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Climate Change — A Scam of Global Dimensions?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-11
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 …
globalresearch.ca/climate-change-scam-gl…

Despite Ambiguity in International Law, Palestinians are Winning the 'Legitimacy War'
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2020-10-11
With regard to violating international law, Israel is in a unique category of its own, for Israel's behavior is always governed by its military strength and the backing of its Western allies.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/despite-ambiguity-…

Saturday 10/17: Alameda: Women's March for Saving the Supreme Court Seat Now!
Women's March | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…
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Barrett Nomination Spurs Greater Election Spending by Abortion Rights Groups
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-11
Since President Donald Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the possibility of overturning Roe v. Wade looms larger. Barrett is not shy about her anti-abortion stance and signed an ad in 2006 that called the 1973 landmark decision "barbaric" and a "raw exercise of j…
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After Bin Laden's Niece, Trump Gets Endorsement from Taliban
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-11
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told CBS News [1] in a phone interview Sunday, "We hope he will win the election and wind up US military presence in Afghanistan." The militant group also expressed concern about President Trump's bout with the …
globalresearch.ca/after-bin-laden-niece-…

Most Arab citizens do not earn enough to live on: Survey
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-11
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 | MEE staff | 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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/arab-opinion-…

Research into Black Holes Has Won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-11
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.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/11/research-…

Is The Guardian Planning an Attack on the Great Barrington Scientists?
Freddie Sayers | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-11
Last night The Guardian sent the following email to Professor Martin Kulldorff of Harvard, one of the three initial signatories of the ' Great Barrington Declaration' calling for a different approach to the Covid-19 pandemic. | . | . | The article …
globalresearch.ca/guardian-planning-atta…

Chief Science Officer for Pfizer Says "Second Wave" Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests, "Pandemic Is Over"
Ralph Lopez | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-11
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 …
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Back on the Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Wins Over Spirit
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-11
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 2014 as trustee of the estate of the late Spirit guitarist Randy Wolfe, was hoping that the US …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/back-on-the-s…

Iraqi armed groups agree conditional suspension of attacks on US targets
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-11
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 | MEE and agencies | 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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/iraq-militias…

Cairo court begins high-profile 'Egyptian MeToo' case
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-11
Cairo court begins high-profile 'Egyptian MeToo' case | Accusations against former student prompted wave of shocking revelations in Egypt | MEE and agencies | 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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-court-b…

The Real News Network and Project Censored present — "United States of Distraction: Fighting The Fake News Invasion" A Documentary Film (64 min)
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-10-11
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…
projectcensored.org/the-real-news-networ…

Coronavirus: Iraq's heritage sites suffer renewed wave of looting amid pandemic
Sylvain Mercadier | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-11
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 | Sylvain Mercadier | 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) |
www.middleeasteye.net/news/iraq-looting-…

Waiting for a Vaccine: Killing for Inequality
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-10-11
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 …
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The Long Wars Against El Paso and Ciudad Juarez
Kent Paterson | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-11
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…
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The Long Wars Against El Paso and Ciudad Juarez
Kent Paterson | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-11
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. | …
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It's Time To Nationalize Social Media And Big Tech
Jack Delaney | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-11
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"
counterpunch.org/2020/10/11/its-time-nat…

James Steyer: Wrestling Back Privacy From the Jaws of Big Tech
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-10-11
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… | Source…
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Manufactured Pandemic: Testing People for Any Strain of a Coronavirus, Not Specifically for COVID-19
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-11
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 …
globalresearch.ca/manufactured-pandemic-…

México: Presidente pide disculpa de la Iglesia por conquista
Associated Press | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-11
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/mexico-presiden…

Israel will oppose Qatar F-35 warplane sale to ensure 'military superiority'
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-11
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 | MEE and agencies | 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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-oppose…

South African workers strike against govt corruption, COVID-19 failures, job losses
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-11
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.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/11/south-afr…

It's Time Nationalize Social Media And Big Tech
Jack Delaney | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-11
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"
counterpunch.org/2020/10/11/its-time-nat…

The Real News Network and Project Censored present — United States of Distraction: Fighting The Fake News Invasion A Documentary Film (64 min)
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-10-11
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…
projectcensored.org/the-real-news-networ…

It's Time To Nationalize Social Media And Big Tech
Jack Delaney | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-11
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.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/11/its-time-nat…

Michigan's Democratic governor Whitmer refuses 'artificial' deadline to announce state's votes in presidential election
rt.com | 2020-10-11
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.com/usa/503200-whitmer-artificial-dat…

Lindsey Graham's Dem challenger reveals record-breaking fundraising after GOP incumbent's questionable remarks on black people
rt.com | 2020-10-11
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…
rt.com/usa/503191-jamie-harrison-fundrai…

UN in Myanmar comes together to protect people from COVID-19
news.un.org | 2020-10-11
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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

UN in Myanmar comes together to protect people from COVID-19
news.un.org | 2020-10-11
More than 20 UN agencies in Myanmar have come together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and staff are putting their lives on the line to support the Organization's efforts to protect lives and boost livelihoods.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

Négociations ardues en vue entre le Liban et Israà´l
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-11
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…
thealtworld.com/elijah_magnier/negociati…

The Saudi campaign against the Palestinians
Abdel Bari Atwan | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-11
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…
thealtworld.com/abdel_bari_atwan/the-sau…

Difficult negotiations between Lebanon and Israel ahead
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-11
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…
thealtworld.com/elijah_magnier/difficult…

Solidarity and resistance: how renters are fighting against unjust evictions
Benjamin James Davies | zcomm.org | 2020-10-11
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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/solidarity-and-res…

On November 3, Vote to End Attacks on Science
Editors, The Scientific American | zcomm.org | 2020-10-11
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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/on-november-3-vote…

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

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

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

Thoughts About Breathing and Not Breathing
Paul Cienfuegos | zcomm.org | 2020-10-11
Where Our Energies Can Best be Focused…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/thoughts-about-bre…

Saturday 11/7: Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group — Revenge Capitalism
Strike Debt Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
Online via Zoom…
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Real Estate PAC Backs Watkins, Brunner and Kalantari-Johnson for Santa Cruz City Council
Santa Cruz News Network | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
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…
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Saturday 10/24: March Against Extinction
XR America | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
Union Square, City of San Francisco…
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Sunday 10/18: Voting is Power Unleashed! w/ CA Poor People's Campaign
CA Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
Online via Zoom…
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Saturday 10/17: Women's March Monterey Bay: Soles to the Poles #GOTV March to the Ballot Box
Women's March Monterey Bay | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
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…
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Tuesday 10/13: No Coal on the Richmond City Council!
Janet Johnson | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
Richmond City Hall | 450 Civic Center Plaza | Richmond, CA 94804…
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Saturday 10/17: Petaluma: Women's March for Change
Women's March | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
Walnut Park, 201 4th street, Petaluma, CA 94952 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…
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Saturday 10/17: Brentwood: Women's March Sign Holding Against the Trump Agenda
Women's March | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
Brentwood City Park, 710 Second Street (corner of 2nd St. and Oak Street), Brentwood, CA 94513 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…
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Saturday 10/17: Napa: Women's March Sister Rally for Justice
Women's March | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
Block of the Superior Courthouse, 825 Brown Street, Napa, CA 94559 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…
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Saturday 10/17: Santa Cruz: Demand Justice For Ruth & Save SCOTUS w/ Allies of Women's March
Allies of Women's March | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing…
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Monday 10/12: Virtual Townhall on Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Food Access & Health Program
CDPH, Santa Clara DPH, & Alameda DPH | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
Online via Zoom or FB livestream, or join by phone…
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Friday 10/30: The Night of the Living Nextdoor
GAY SHAME | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
24th BART station SF…
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Falling into the Spokes of the Wheel. Critique of the New Right
Saskia Wendel, U Schmiedel & H Strommen | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
Why theology needs to be political again. | Defunding…
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Thursday 10/15: Saving Life on Earth: Mountain Lions, Essential Wildlife Corridors & Halting Urban Sprawl
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
Online via Zoom…
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the con-vid coup
ALETH | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
the is no "covid" : the definitive evidence…
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Monday 10/12: No Confirmation Before Inauguration!
ACCE | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
1 Post St. San Francisco…
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Protest at San Quentin
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
Former inmates speak out…
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Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Canonized
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
Celebration of Justice Ginsburg's Life…
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Saturday 10/17: Sacramento: Women's March #AllRise Together to Demand Justice & Equity, Save SCOTUS, #GOTV
Women's March Sacramento | indybay.org | 2020-10-11
Cesar E. Chavez Plaza, between 9th & I Streets and 10TH & J Streets, Sacramento, CA | You may also join online.
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Every Presidential Election Since The Iraq War Has Featured Candidates Who Supported It
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-11
Nobody who supported the Iraq invasion should be working in politics at all. They shouldn't be able to find employment anywhere more prominent or influential than a cash register. It's entirely legitimate for any voter to reject anyone who supported the unforgivable invasion of Iraq, and indeed to reject the entire political system that gave rise to them.
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Treat Your Smartphone Like Hannibal Lecter
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-11
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…
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As War Danger Mounts in the Arctic, Peace Hinges on a Revival of the Wallace Doctrine
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-11
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…
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The Shoddiness of 'Big Think' Media
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-11
On October 5th, The Atlantic, a pretentious American popular 'big think' magazine (selling 552,242 copies per issue), headlined an 8,500-word essay from the New York Times columnist and PBS NewsHour commentator David Brooks, "America Is Having a Moral Convulsion: Levels of trust in this country — in our institutions, in our politics, and in one another — are in precipitous decline." This article documented that levels of trust in America have plunged; distrust has…
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Iran, Afghanistan discuss strengthening bilateral relations
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-11
TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Kabul Bahador Aminian voiced Iran's readiness to expand bilateral relations with Afghanistan in various fields.
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Iran' aerospace rank first in Islamic world ,13 in Intl level
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
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Iran, Iraq to resume direct flights as of Monday
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
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W Azarbaijan province, Iran's chance to enter global market
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
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Iran inclined to boost sports, cultural ties with Oman
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
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Iran's envoy reacts to IAEA chief's comments
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
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Exhibition of railway industry inaugurated in Tehran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
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China calls for organizing a forum with Iran's presence in WA
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
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Police seize over 1 ton of illicit drugs in Yazd
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
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US sanctions aim at terminating Iran's exports: Hatami
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
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Official urges launching Iran-Switzerland financial channel
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-11
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).
en.mehrnews.com/news/164589/Official-urg…

Iran to defend Yemeni people in international arena
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
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S-300s, S-400s to Be Modified to Use Various Types of Missiles Simultaneously, Report Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
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Video: Hooded Youths Launch Fireworks at Cars and Residents in Sheffield
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
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'There Are Advantages': Israel Touts its Own Antibody Cocktail as Better Than Trump's
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
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Grazia Magazine's 'Diversity Champion' Gets Booted Over Anti-Semitic Remarks, Media Say
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-11
After her online remarks were revealed, Stephanie Yeboah reportedly issued an apology, admitting to making "very ignorant" comments about Jewish community.
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Super-Powerful Magnetic Field to Rival a Black Hole Can Be Created on Earth, Study Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-11
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.com/science/2020101110807410…

Portland Police Make Sweeping Arrests Minutes After Protest Begins
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
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Tupac's Brother Says Trump Campaign Used Rapper in 'Clearly Disrespectful' Way At VP Debate
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
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Militia Groups Offer US Truce in Iraq If Washington Withdraws Troops, Report Claims
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-11
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.
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Patel snubs factory workers 'robbed of tens of millions in wages'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-10-11
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…
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Colleges Pander to Trump in Effort to Stifle Campus Organizing
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-11
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 denounced the assertion as a blatant attempt to silence those who opp…
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Several GOP State Legislators Up for Reelection Have Nice Words for the KKK
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-11
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 won an August runoff to become the GOP nominee in Georgia's heavily Republican 14th Congressiona…
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Trump's Tax Returns Reflect Undue Privileges Given to Real Estate in Tax Code
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-11
Janine Jackson: "Donald Trump's Tax Returns Have Many Wondering What They're Doing Wrong," ran one cheeky headline, based on long-awaited reporting from The New York Times. The implication is that tax avoidance, if you can get away with it, is clever, and pre…
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Covid-19 situation in UK 'at tipping point', deputy chief medical officer of England warns as London plans new restrictions
rt.com | 2020-10-11
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 said in a piece published by the government. With hospital and intensive care admissions on the rise, the nation is…
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BBC mistakes Taiwan's National Day celebrations for North Korean military parade (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-10-11
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.com/uk/503190-bbc-taiwan-north-korea/

Money laundering time? Covid-19 can survive on CASH for 28 days, study claims
rt.com | 2020-10-11
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) published by the Virology Journal. | "Establishing how long the virus really remains viable on surfaces en…
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'Our region is not Switzerland,' Israeli minister says amid concerns Qatar may buy F-35 jets from US
rt.com | 2020-10-11
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…
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First reactor of Belarus' controversial Astravets nuclear power plant achieves criticality, Baltic states are outraged by project
rt.com | 2020-10-11
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…
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Over half of French nurses on brink of professional burn-out amid Covid-19 pandemic — survey
rt.com | 2020-10-11
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 survey of nearly 60,000 nurses across the na…
rt.com/news/503199-french-nurses-burnout…

Privacy or child protection? 7 governments, including US & UK, argue Facebook's new encryption plan would benefit PEDOPHILES
rt.com | 2020-10-11
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…
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UK hospitality industry reportedly plans to legally challenge Downing Street ahead of potential Covid-19 shutdown
rt.com | 2020-10-11
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…
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The Yugoslav Wars: Biden's Belligerent Militarism Revisited
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-11
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 …
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