2020-10-13: News Headlines

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-13). Trump Seeking New START Deal Pre-Election? globalresearch.ca Since taking office in January 2017, Trump has been a deal-breaker, not maker. | Hardliners surrounding him obstructed efforts to extend New START. | The last remaining Russia/US arms control agreement expires on February 5, 2021. | Unacceptable US demands on extending New …

Staff (2020-10-13). The Real News Network and Project Censored present — 'United States of Distraction: Fighting The Fake News Invasion'. therealnews.com The latest Project Censored documentary, followed by a discussion featuring Abby Martin, Nolan Higdon, Eleanor Goldfield, and Mickey Huff. Hosted by The Real News Network's Jaisal Noor.

Ted Kelly (2020-10-13). 'Capitalism on a Ventilator'/ The impact of COVID-19 in China & the U.S. workers.org "Capitalism on a Ventilator: The Impact of COVID-19 in China & the U.S" chronicles the terminal decline of capitalism. The book itself is an example of what can be accomplished through cooperation by progressive working-class organizations. This anthology is a collaboration by social justice advocates like Ajamu Baraka of the . . . |

Max Blumenthal (2020-10-13). Why did Amnesty UK, Bellingcat and White Helmets sabotage Roger Waters webinar on corporate pollution? thegrayzone.com The Grayzone obtained audio of a call in which Roger Waters confronted Amnesty leadership over efforts by Syria regime-change operatives — including its own staff — to sabotage an Amazon Watch webinar on Chevron's pollution of Ecuador. The campaign manager of Amnesty International UK, Kristyan Benedict, appears to have removed an Amnesty International tweet announcing an Amazon Watch webinar to raise awareness both of Chevron's pollution of an indigenous region of Ecuador and the company's ruthless persecution of environmental lawyer …

Martha Grevatt (2020-10-13). WFTU: 75 years of working-class unionism. workers.org The World Federation of Trade Unions marked its 75th anniversary on Oct. 3. Its 1945 founding Congress in Paris "spoke in the name of the working people of the world organized in trade unions who wanted a world free from war and social injustices. The foundation of the WFTU was . . . |

Mitchel Cohen (2020-10-13). Those Who Do Not Learn From History are Condemned to reTweet It. counterpunch.org ìThe first step in the revolution by the working class, is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class, to win the battle for democracy Ö one of the first and most important tasks of the militant proletariat. î Karl Marx & Frederick Engels, The Communist Manifesto My aim is to reinvent the wheel. My goal

MEE and agencies (2020-10-13). Bodies recovered after migrant boat capsizes off coast of Tunisia. middleeasteye.net Bodies recovered after migrant boat capsizes off coast of Tunisia | Thirteen people, including three children, have drowned while seven have been rescued, say authorities | Tue, 10/13/2020 – 10: 38 | Tunisian coastguards patrol the area off Tunisia's northern town of Bizerte on 30 March 2017 (AFP) | At least 13 people have been confirmed drowned after a migrant boat sank off the coast of T…

Patricia Gorky (2020-10-13). What's behind the crisis in Belarus? liberationnews.org Anti-government protests in Belarus continue in the wake of the Aug 9 presidential election. Economic decline, coronavirus mismanagement and the government's response to the protests have driven many Belarusians into the streets, including youth and industrial workers. Pensioners joined the rallies over the weekend, calling for an end to President Alexander Lukashenko's 26-year tenure and …

Katie Miernicki (2020-10-13). After summer of violent repression, Philadelphia City Council considers banning "crowd control" weapons. liberationnews.org On October 7, Philadelphia City Council held a virtual hearing regarding police brutality in the city and the violent repression of protests over the summer sparked by the murder of George Floyd. In response to public outrage over the Philadelphia Police Department's abhorrent treatment of protestors and residents during the summer's uprisings, councilmember Helen Gym, …

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-10-13). The Demographics of Voting. counterpunch.org Many Americans are confused, conflicted and concerned about how and for whom they should vote by 3 November 2020. I say "by" because we all have the option to vote by mail, even though that option is imperiled in much of the country by campaigns of voter suppression and mail tampering by the crooks, criminals,

The Alternative World (2020-10-13). Trump's new Iran sanctions hurt civilians and threaten war. thealtworld.com Grayzone- Pushback with Aaron Maté | Weeks before the U.S. election, the Trump administration has imposed crushing new sanctions that sever Iran from the global financial system and further threaten the import of humanitarian goods. The Israeli government and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a pro-regime change think tank, reportedly lobbied White House officials for the new move. | Assal Rad of the National Iranian American Council discusses how the sanctions target Iranian civilians, and threaten an outbreak of military conflict. | Guest: Assal Rad, Research Fellow at the National Iranian American Cou…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-13). The Covid-19 Roadmap: Towards Global Economic Chaos and Societal Destruction. globalresearch.ca Minor Edits on October 13, 2020 | 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 …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-13). Video: Covid-Gate, The Political Virus. globalresearch.ca The national economies of 193 countries, member states of the United Nations were ordered to close down on March 11, 2020. The order came from above, from Wall Street, the World Economic Forum, the billionaire foundations. And corrupt politicians throughout …

Eleanor Bader (2020-10-13). Colleges Pander to Trump in Effort to Stifle Campus Organizing. zcomm.org Organizers emphasize that they are taking COVID-19 protocols extremely seriously, but say that administrations are exploiting the virus's threat to crack down on dissent…

Michelle Chen (2020-10-13). This Amazon Grocery Runner Has Risked Her Job to Fight for Better Safety Measures. zcomm.org Courtenay Brown knows she could be on the streets if she loses her job at an Amazon Fresh unit. She's speaking out about scant Covid-19 safety measures and lack of workplace benefits anyway…

_____ (2020-10-13). How To Stuff The Middle East With Weaponry. popularresistance.org The United States has the dubious distinction of being the world's leading arms dealer. It dominates the global trade in a historic fashion and nowhere is that domination more complete than in the endlessly war-torn Middle East. There, believe it or not, the U.S. controls nearly half the arms market. From Yemen to Libya to Egypt, sales by this country and its allies are playing a significant role in fueling some of the world's most devastating conflicts. But Donald Trump, even before he was felled by Covid-19 and sent to Walter Reed Medical Center, could not have cared less, as long as he thought such trafficking…

_____ (2020-10-13). On Contact: Yugoslavia/USA Déjà Vu. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses what happened three decades ago in Yugoslavia when the country broke into brutal warring factions, and the parallels in the US today, with Croatian author and journalist, Slavenka Drakuliƒá. | Drakuliƒá's book 'They Would Never Hurt a Fly' is about the war criminals from the former Yugoslavia who were put on trial in the Hague. She explores not only the motivations of these killers and their sense of themselves, but also how such crimes were allowed to be perpetrated in her country.

_____ (2020-10-13). Changing To An Ecological Way Of Valuing National Economies. popularresistance.org The Global South is adversely impacted by the many crises that exist in this world – the climate crisis, pandemic, recession, war to name a few. Although the Global South is wealthy in terms of culture, biodiversity, knowledge and more, the way the Global North defines what is valuable contributes to economic inequality between the North and South and exploitation of peoples and the planet. Now, my guests Arnie Saiki and Chanzo Greenidge are challenging that paradigm with a new concept of intemerate accounting. The idea is receiving growing support by Pacific Island nations. They explain what it is and how social…

_____ (2020-10-13). Native Americans Tear Gassed, Arrested On Indigenous Peoples' Day. popularresistance.org Twelve people, including at least eight Native Americans, were arrested near an immigration checkpoint in Southern Arizona on Indigenous Peoples' Day after United States Border Patrol agents and Arizona law enforcement officials violently repressed a peaceful action held Monday morning by roughly 30 land and water protectors. | The O'odham Anti Border Collective—a group of Akimel O'odham, Tohono O'odham, and Hia Ced O'odham tribal members that seeks to promote the cultural practices and protect the homelands of all O'odham nations "through the dismantling of colonial borders"…

_____ (2020-10-13). Monument To Colonialism Toppled On Indigenous Peoples' Day. popularresistance.org New Mexico – Visitors to the historic plaza in Santa Fe, a bastion of liberalism in northern New Mexico, will find a charming square in the Spanish colonial style, surrounded by shops selling native wares — typically sold by non-native peoples — and a monument at the center of it all celebrating the slaughter of the area's original, commercially monetized inhabitants. | At least until Monday, when protesters marked Indigenous Peoples' Day by tying a chain around the monument, managing to topple it amid clashes with police.

_____ (2020-10-13). One Of The Best Climate Solutions Is Giving Indigenous People Their Land Back. popularresistance.org The work of our time is both slow and fast, rapidly transforming human society in the short and long term simultaneously. That can't happen without re-examining our relationships with each other and with every other living thing on the planet. | An honest one-sentence summary of the past 500 years is brutal reading: Tens of millions of Indigenous people around the world have been killed and forcibly removed from their lands in order to make rich and powerful white men even more rich and powerful. It's still happening today.

Robert Norse (2020-10-13). Flyer Distributed During the Indigenous Slaughter Day Protest. indybay.org Two demonstrations were held remembering the lives and deaths of Native people as well as the local homeless and poor on October 12th also known in settler-celebrator circles as "Columbus Day" and among others as Indigenous Peoples Day.

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day (2020-10-13). Junipero Serra Statue Attacked in Bay Area. indybay.org Last night, the statue of Junipero Serra was defaced and covered in red paint to signify the colonial violence and genocide that has been and continues to be enacted upon the Indigenous people of this land, specifically in this context by spanish imperialism and the catholic church.

Staff (2020-10-13). Headlines for October 13, 2020. democracynow.org Dems Warn of Threat to ACA, Roe v. Wade, as Hearing Begins for Trump SCOTUS Nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Trump Returns to Campaigning as COVID Status Remains Unclear, COVID-19 Cases Soaring in Europe, Russia, as India Becomes Second Country to Hit 7 Million Cases, Johnson & Johnson Halts Vaccine Trials; More Evidence of Reinfection Revealed, GA Early Voters Face Long Lines; CA Officials Warn GOP over Illegal Drop Sites, Pascua Yaqui Tribe Sues in Arizona over Voter Suppression Efforts, WH Moves Forward with Taiwan Weapons Sales as U.S. Officials Tell Taiwan to Ramp Up Defense, Bangladeshi Government Approves Death…

Staff (2020-10-13). A Rigged Judiciary Leads to Rigged Elections: Ari Berman on Barrett Hearings & GOP Voter Suppression. democracynow.org Amy Coney Barrett's involvement in the court fight over the 2000 presidential election, when she was a member of George W. Bush's legal team, shows she is willing to bend the law to benefit Republican candidates, says Mother Jones reporter Ari Berman. "That's what's so disturbing about Amy Coney Barrett, because that's exactly what President Trump wants to do right now," says Berman. "He wants a justice who will rule his way on the vote count, no matter what the facts or the law actually says." Berman also looks at challenges voters are facing nationwide as early voting is underway from Georgia to Arizona, where…

Staff (2020-10-13). Packing the Courts: How Republicans Spent Decades Installing Judges to Cement Minority Rule. democracynow.org Amid Senate confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett, we look at how conservatives have used dark money to push to seat her on the Supreme Court before the November 3 election, following a decades-long project by conservatives to install right-wing judges across the federal judiciary. "There's no doubt that what we're facing is, increasingly, rule by a minority," says former Senate Judiciary Committee staffer Lisa Graves, executive director of True North Research. "When people say that the court needs to be packed, it really needs to be unpacked."

Staff (2020-10-13). "Let the People Decide!" Protests at Amy Coney Barrett Hearing Decry GOP Power Grab, Attack on ACA. democracynow.org Hundreds protested outside the Senate Monday against the confirmation hearing for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. At least 21 were arrested after staging a sit-in to oppose the Senate pushing through Barrett's nomination in the middle of the presidential election. Senate Democrats warn the federal judge's record suggests she would overturn the Affordable Care Act and threaten reproductive rights if she takes the seat left vacant by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "Trump and the Republicans are trying to execute a power grab," says Ana María Archila, co-executive director of…

_____ (2020-10-13). How Azerbaijan Is Lobbying Washington to Sanitize Its War. strategic-culture.org Documents reveal a flurry of activity to convince beltway elites that Armenia is the aggressor and the U.S. should favor Azerbaijan. | Barbara BOLAND | As conflict heats up over Nagorno-Karabakh, a tiny Armenian enclave in Azerbaijan, a covert battle is taking place on Capitol Hill to win the hearts and minds of lawmakers in Washington. | Since hostilities began on September 27, hundreds of lives have been lost as Azerbaijani drones have flown within 20 miles of Yerevan, Armenia's capital, and an Armenian strike was carried out on a military base in Azerbaijan's second city, Ganja. | "The next targets could be…

Patrick Cockburn (2020-10-13). Wars and Pandemics Produce the Same Sort of Lethal Government Bungling. counterpunch.org Watching the antics of Trump and the blunders of Boris Johnson in failing to cope with the virus, I have the same feeling I had repeatedly over the last 20 years when reporting on wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Libya. In all cases, arrogant assumptions of competence and strength were brutally exposed by complicated and dangerous realities on the ground.

South Front (2020-10-13). Video: Azerbaijani Military Destroys Armenian S-300s as Humanitarian Ceasefire Nears Its Collapse. globalresearch.ca The Armenian-Azerbaijani war in the Nagorno-Karabakh region does not show signs of nearing its end despite the humanitarian ceasefire launched in the region. The ceasefire started in the Nagorno-Karabakh region at 12: 00 local time on October 10. The ceasefire deal …

David Ruccio (2020-10-13). Limits of mainstream economics today. mronline.org Keynes's criticisms of neoclassical economics set off a wide-ranging debate that came to define the terms of—and, ultimately, the limits of debate within—mainstream economics.

Kathy Durkin (2020-10-13). Obreras negras y latinx lideran huelga hacia la victoria. workers.org °Ganaron! La histórica huelga de 10 días de trabajadores en instalaciones médicas en tres ciudades de Illinois resultó en una victoria total, con todas las demandas satisfechas. Las trabajadoras negras y latinx desempeñaron un papel decisivo en la organización de la huelga y en su exitosa conclusión. Trabajadoras de la . . . |

Dean Baker (2020-10-13). Waiting for a Vaccine: Killing for Inequality. counterpunch.org 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

Global Research News (2020-10-13). Dangerous Virus: You have to Be Tested… You have Entered the Covid Zone. globalresearch.ca Political Cartoonist Steve Hunter | A virus appears that is so deadly and contagious, | you have to be tested to even know you had it | A pandemic is declared while hospitals sit empty | You have entered the COVID ZONE | | Source:

Daniel Warner (2020-10-13). Nostalgia Isn't What It Used to Be. counterpunch.org Moments of disruption always lead to nostalgia. If only we could go back to where we were before. Remember how free we were to socialize before the pandemic? Remember what it was like not to wear masks in public places or scrub hands several times a day. And even further back: remember how easy it

Staff (2020-10-13). Tearing down Columbus statues is just the first step. therealnews.com

Kathryn Shihadah (2020-10-13). How a Black Evangelical Denomination was Duped into "Blessing" Israel. mintpressnews.com "There are more than 40 million Black Americans, they spend more than $1.3 trillion a year, so we're a measurable market, a measurable group of people, easily identified, and we think we can also contribute to the advancement of Israel." – Glenn Plummer, Bishop of Israel…

Staff (2020-10-13). 'Stir Crazy' relaunches as 'Burn It Down with Kim Brown'. therealnews.com We are excited to announce that "Stir Crazy" will be relaunching this week under a brand new name: "Burn It Down with Kim Brown"! | We originally created "Stir Crazy" to respond quickly to fast-changing news when the first round of shutdowns started, and our studio shut down because of COVID-19. It has since evolved into a space where issues like the pandemic, police violence, and political shenanigans can be discussed frankly and without a partisan slant. | We realized there's an opportunity to correct the false narratives that many of us are conditioned to accept, such as "free and fair elections," "a few b…

Aranxta Calles (2020-10-13). San Diego protesters stand in solidarity with Denver activists against police repression. liberationnews.org On Oct. 10, members of the San Diego branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation organized a rally in solidarity with the anti-racist organizers arrested under false charges in Denver, Colorado. The organizers are facing decades in prison simply for leading the struggle for justice for Elijah McClain. Different organizations also came out to …

Matthew Stevenson (2020-10-13). The Replacements: Harris vs. Pence. counterpunch.org This essay is part of a periodic series on the 2020 presidential election. Some earlier pieces can be found here. By now, as regards the vice-presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, you have heard that "not much was said", "no one made a mistake", and that both candidates "held their own." You may

Kathy Durkin (2020-10-13). Viral capitalism: Racist, sexist bosses kill jobs. workers.org Another 1.3 million people filed for unemployment benefits during the week of Sept. 28, adding to the ranks of the 12 million workers still jobless due to the pandemic. They and their families have lost health insurance, not provided by this ruthless capitalist government. Evictions and homelessness are on the . . . |

Staff (2020-10-13). Philly activists occupy and win control of vacant homes. therealnews.com On Sept. 26, housing activists and organizers from Philadelphia Housing Action The deal came about after months of standoffs between activists and the city over homeless encampments, evictions, a…

George Wuerthner (2020-10-13). Shilling for the Livestock Industry in Greater Yellowstone. counterpunch.org The commentary in the October 10th Bozeman Chronicle "Together we can tackle the fire issue" by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition was another example of how the organization sees its role as a shill of the livestock industry. The misinformation presented on sagebrush, juniper, and Doug fir "invasion" in southwest Montana lacks critical scientific expertise and

RT (2020-10-13). Michigan governor kidnapping plot suspects also considered abducting Virginia governor, FBI agent tells bail hearing. rt.com Some of the men accused of trying to abduct Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer also weighed up kidnapping the governor of Virginia and fellow Democrat, Ralph Northam, an FBI agent has said. | During their meeting in Dublin, Ohio in June, the alleged plotters "discussed possible targets, taking a sitting governor, specifically issues with the governor of Michigan and Virginia based on the lockdown orders," FBI Special Agent Richard Trask said in his testimony during a bail hearing for the suspects at a US District Court in Michigan. | The defendants in Tuesday's hearing were among the six facing federal kidnapp…

RT (2020-10-13). 'Murder hornet' tagged with tracking device escapes as Washington state struggles to find & destroy nests before 'slaughter phase'. rt.com Researchers in Washington State have again failed to live-track a massive "murder hornet," with the fearsome bug going fugitive as local officials attempt to locate and destroy nests before the insect's bee-killing season begins. | The latest tracking attempt saw a public entomologist with the Washington State Department of Agriculture fix a tracking device to a female Asian giant hornet — better known by its more intimidating moniker, 'murder hornet' — but the bug made a break into a forest and the device went dark. | "The team and neighbors tracked the hornet from tree to tree for about an hour bef…

RT (2020-10-13). US & 7 friendly nations sign Artemis Accords to carve up moon — but satellite is hard to reach without Russia's help. rt.com The US has signed a treaty with seven countries governing exploration and exploitation of the Moon and its resources. While many signatories never even landed there, Russia and China were — perhaps unsurprisingly — not invited. | The Artemis Accords, proposed in May to set reasonable boundaries for the growing number of countries eager to stake a claim to Earth's only satellite, have been officially

RT (2020-10-13). Johnson & Johnson pauses coronavirus vaccine study, citing 'unexplained illness' in volunteer. rt.com Johnson & Johnson has temporarily halted its coronavirus vaccine trial after a trial participant contracted an "unexplained illness," the company said, though offered few additional details about the setback. | The pharma firm's 60,000-patient vaccine study was paused due to an adverse reaction in a volunteer, J&J "We must respect this par…

Leonid Savin (2020-10-13). From Hegemony To Hedgemony. thealtworld.com The RAND corporation has unveiled a unique defence planning and response project called "Hedgemony". As is clear from the name, it is a play on the words "hegemony" and "hedging", i.e. managing and insuring against risk. | "Hedgemony. A Game of Strategic Choices" is a practical tool that RAND researchers have created to teach US specialists in defence and related areas. Its mission is to provide a better understanding of how different strategies could influence key planning factors in the sphere of trade at the intersection of force development, force management, force posture, and force employment. | The researc…

Anand Naidoo (2020-10-13). The Heat: Supreme Court battle and US presidential race. america.cgtn.com The US Supreme Court battle begins in Washington. Judge Amy Coney Barrett appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee to formally introduce herself to the American people.

The Canary (2020-10-13). Lack of interpreter at coronavirus briefings leaves deaf 'isolated and misinformed'. thecanary.co Deaf people have said the lack of a sign language interpreter at coronavirus briefings in England is leaving the community "isolated" and allowing misinformation to spread.Lacking: British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters attend briefings in Scotland, Wales, and the north of Ireland, but have yet to appear with experts and politicians in England. The BBC provides a superimposed translator on the BBC News channel during briefings, who also appears on Downing Street's live Twitter feed.An interpreter from the BBC is used for Downing Street's Twitter feed of the coronavirus briefing (Screengrab/Twitter)Howeve…

The Canary (2020-10-13). Activists board supertrawler to prevent it from fishing in 'protected waters'. thecanary.co Greenpeace activists have boarded a supertrawler in the North Sea and prevented it from fishing in what it claims are protected waters.The environmental group said the Helen Mary vessel was fishing in the Central Fladen protected area, east of Scotland.Activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza boarded the 117 metre-long vessel and hung a banner reading: Ban supertrawlers now!Greenpeace activists board the Helen Mary supertrawler (Greenpeace/PA)Protected areas: They placed fishing deterrents in the supertrawler's nets before the Germany-registered Helen Mary left the area.In 2019, the same vessel was deta…

Nick Licata (2020-10-13). Democrats Have Been a Minority on the Supreme Court Since 1970. counterpunch.org National polls have shown that most citizens do not wish her, or anyone, to be appointed until after the presidential election. A few Democrats have argued that if Barrett is appointed, seats should be added to the Supreme Court to balance its philosophical views. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both asked their Democratic opponents

Betsey Piette (2020-10-13). Corporate money militarizes the police. workers.org After police murders of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., demonstrators across the U.S. called for defunding police departments. The Center for Popular Democracy Action, in a June 10 report, estimates $100 billion is spent each year in the U.S. on policing — between 20% to . . . |

Jasmine Norden (2020-10-13). The impact of missing school could 'last a lifetime' for the poorest children. thecanary.co Educators are warning that the disadvantage gap in education will continue to grow without more support.Fears have been raised that the poorest families do not have the resources and time to invest in home working as coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rise, exacerbating the gap already

Noam Chomsky (2020-10-13). Trump Is Willing to Dismantle Democracy to Hold On to Power. zcomm.org Interview on the national and international significance of Trump's refusal to commit to a "peaceful transition to power" and his reliance on conspiracy theories…

Norman Solomon (2020-10-13). All Left Hands on Deck. Step 1: Defeat Trump. Step 2: Challenge Biden. indybay.org The Trump regime must be brought down…

Philip Giraldi (2020-10-13). Colonel Alexander Vindman's Revenge. thealtworld.com During last year's

Ralph Nader (2020-10-13). Expected Countervailing Forces to Trumpism are Failing. counterpunch.org Let's give dangerous, dictatorial, corporatist, lawless, unstable, Donald Trump his due. He has shown us just how weak our various countervailing institutions and constitutional standards are in checking the excesses of the most impeachable President in American history. After three and a half years of corruption, cronyism, chaos, illegal wars, and destruction of law enforcement

Editor (2020-10-13). [rewind] Dolores Huerta: A Tireless Voice for Workers. scheerpost.com Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play This post originally appeared on September 15, 2017. We're reposting in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW) with Cesar Chavez, president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, which leads grassroots community organizing. She and host Robert Scheer discuss Dolores, the new documentary about her… |

_____ (2020-10-13). Scheer Intelligence: Wrestling Back Privacy From The Jaws Of Big Tech. popularresistance.org 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 University and the founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, a leading consumer advocacy group that promotes safe media and technology for families, joins Robert Scheer on this week's installment of "Scheer Intelligence" to discu…

Ivan Kilgore (2020-10-13). COVID-19 in California Prisons. globalresearch.ca My name's Ivan Kilgore and I am the founder of the United Black Family Scholarship Foundation. And I'm calling you from Solano State Prison in Northern California. | Click to access original text …

Peter C. Earl (2020-10-13). Lockdowns Have Killed What's Left of the United Nations' Credibility. globalresearch.ca Distrust of the United Nations is a feeling that transcends political ideologies. Even many who view the UN as an essential institution gripe about the composition of its councils and its mounting listlessness over the last few decades. From charges …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-13). Iraqi militias propose ceasefire on the condition that US occupying forces leave the country. peoplesdispatch.org Militias point to the Iraqi parliament's resolution which called for the expulsion of foreign troops from Iraq, adding that the US troops are "not welcome in the country"

Editor (2020-10-13). Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by Protecting Our Future. scheerpost.com The COM Library / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Robert P. Alvarez / OtherWords September 15 to October 15 marks Hispanic Heritage Month. This year, it falls right as early voting begins for the 2020 election, where Latinx votes could make a crucial difference. In this rare moment when we have the country's eyes and ears, I wish I could just highlight the ways in which we're thriving and be done with it. |

WSWS (2020-10-13). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Workers set up road blocks across Costa Rica over government talks with the IMF while at least two university students in Haiti have died during protests over lack of job openings for graduates.

Najib Farraj (2020-10-13). Israeli Army Orders Closure of 3,000 Dunums of Land on Olive Harvest Season. globalresearch.ca The Israeli occupation army issued 63 military orders to close areas and lands planted with olives in separate parts of the West Bank, coinciding with the start of the olive harvest season in the Palestinian territories. | The olive harvest season, …

Ethan Huff (2020-10-13). Belgian Health Experts Demand Full Investigation into WHO for Faking COVID-19 Pandemic. globalresearch.ca A coalition of doctors and other health professionals in Belgium has issued an

Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-13). Back on the Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Wins Over Spirit. counterpunch.org 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

Tyler Cullis (2020-10-13). The Undeniable Cruelty of Trump's 'Maximum Pressure' on Iran. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration calls its policy towards Iran one of "maximum pressure." By its latest move, it would more properly be called "siege and starve," as the feigned interest in establishing leverage for comprehensive negotiations with Iran has been replaced …

Herman Rosenfeld (2020-10-13). Not Completely a Company Town. globalresearch.ca Peter Findlay's documentary film

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-13). Braving repression, thousands take to the streets in Indonesia against Omnibus Law. peoplesdispatch.org On Monday, rallies were held across the country at the call of trade unions against the law that overturns labor and environment protection provisions and opens up sectors for private investment…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-13). Will the Bolivian right allow free and fair elections? peoplesdispatch.org The people of Bolivia fear that the ruling coup government will be making use of all kinds of dirty tricks in order to steal the election from them.

Frances Madeson (2020-10-13). Cameroonian Asylum Seekers Said to be One Day Away From Deportation Back to the Oppression They Fled. counterpunch.org There is a peaceful room in a safe, joyful home in the Washington metro area waiting for Micah, an English-speaking Cameroonian refugee who spent his 20th birthday on hunger strike in Pine Prairie Detention Center. His 19th birthday was also spent in ICE detention. His uncle, who raised him, has been counseling patience while waiting

Daniel Borgstrà∂m (2020-10-13). AT&T and 5G in Berkeley. dissidentvoice.org For several weeks people prevented AT&T from installing 5G devices in the first two locations in Berkeley. A key part of the project consisted of placing antennas on utility poles at the corner of Gilman and Neilson streets and near the Monterey Market on Hopkins Street. These are tiny business districts with coffee shops, restaurants, …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-13). Jordan gets a new prime minister before next month's parliamentary elections. peoplesdispatch.org Bisher al-Khasawneh took charge as Jordan's prime minister on Monday, October 12. He was sworn in by King Abdallah II. Al-Khasawneh replaced Omar al-Razzaz who resigned on October 3 after the dissolution of the parliament. | According to the Jordanian constitution, the prime minister has to resign within a week of the dissolution of the parliament. The King had dissolved the parliament in the last week of September after the completion of its four-year term. Fresh elections for the 130-member parliament will be held on November 10 and the new government will have the responsibility to oversee it. | Bisher's prede…

The Bernician (2020-10-13). Chaos in UK Health Care. NHS Staff Are Being Silenced Over COVID-19. "Lose Their Jobs if They Speak Out" globalresearch.ca First published on July 16, 2020 | This report was brought to our attention by Off-Guardian with the following cautionary note: | "First published on

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-13). Ukrainian government targets media outlet for broadcasting communist leader's message. peoplesdispatch.org The GolosUA media platform has been summoned by the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice for broadcasting the Victory Day message of Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) secretary Petro Symonenko…

WSWS (2020-10-13). Tennessee educators form rank-and-file safety committee to close schools and save lives. wsws.org Educators across Tennessee have launched this committee to unite with other sections of the working class against the unsafe reopening of schools and to halt the spread of the pandemic.

WSWS (2020-10-13). Taipei and Washington continue to challenge Beijing's redline over Taiwan. wsws.org Taiwan is being made the frontlines of a potential US-led war against the Chinese mainland.

Andrew Neil (2020-10-13). Video: Is There a Second Wave? The Lockdown, Ireland, Statement of WHO COVID-19 Expert. globalresearch.ca In this Spectator report, the representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) states the need to combat the virus while restoring economic activity. | The Irish government dismissed the recommendations of the medical experts who are calling for restoring the lockdown. …

WSWS (2020-10-13). Democratic Party House antitrust report calls for breakup of big tech monopolies. wsws.org The Democrats have mounted their antitrust initiative as a means of persuading the tech firms to work more closely with their faction of the political and intelligence establishment.

WSWS (2020-10-13). Outrage builds among autoworkers over 84-hour workweek for skilled trades workers at FCA Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. wsws.org The news that Fiat Chrysler management is implementing 12-hour days and seven-day workweeks for skilled trades workers at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) has touched a nerve among autoworkers across the US and Canada.

Kylie Broderick and Mekarem Eljamal (2020-10-13). "Policing Is Not Your Concern" dissidentvoice.org As the dust settles after the end of the University of Michigan's (UM) historic eight-day strike, autopsies investigating the labor action are already being churned out. Why the strike ended, who is responsible for breaking the strike, and what future labor action at UM will look like are now questions that will doubtlessly rise to …

Frank Scott (2020-10-13). Another Capitalist Market Brand: Brain Death. dissidentvoice.org America and the world are suffering a crisis of capitalism like no other in recent history. With an economy teetering on a mountain of incredible debt without which it could not continue, and a virus threatening the globe but with the highest death toll in America and even a president leading in gross ignorance about …

Michael T. Klare (2020-10-13). Talking Tough and Carrying a Radioactive Stick. The Nuclearization of American Diplomacy. globalresearch.ca On August 21st, six nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress bombers, representing approximately

Fight Back (2020-10-13). Tampa activists rally against anti-protest bill. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On October 10, members of the Tampa Bay Community Action Committee and others rallied at Tampa City Hall to protest Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' proposed anti-protest bill. On September 21, DeSantis released the proposed legislation called "Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act." If the bill is signed into law, it would legalize running over protesters with cars, and would make marching on the street a felony offense. Governor DeSantis' anti-protest bill is a direct response to protests during the George Floyd uprising, the Black Lives Matter movement…

news.un (2020-10-13). Bad situations 'only get worse' without disaster risk governance, UN chief says on International Day. news.un.org With nations facing multiple crises simultaneously and a dramatic rise in extreme weather events in recent decades, the UN Secretary-General has called for strengthening disaster risk governance, to build a safer, more resilient world.

news.un (2020-10-13). Shift needed from what weather will be, to 'what the weather will do'. news.un.org Extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency, intensity and severity as a result of climate change, hitting vulnerable communities disproportionately hard, a new UN report has revealed, calling for greater investment in effective early warning systems.

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-10-13). Life Within The Matrix Is Our Future. thealtworld.com The question each of us needs to ask ourselves, and one another, is why do we get so much misinformation about Covid from public health authorities, political authorities, and press prostitutes? We get a lot of misinformation from health practioners, because they get the bogus information from health authorities and from researchers associated with Big Pharma. But why do health authorities themselves lie to us? | Take the issue of masks. The masks being worn by the vast majority of the world population, including health care providers, cannot prevent the inhalation and exhalation of bacteria and viruses. If a per…

Bruce Hartford (2020-10-13). Nonviolence, Self-Defense and Provocateurs. zcomm.org In real life, "leaderlessness" simply allows the loudest voices, the most charismatic, the most manipulative, and the most threatening, to dominate and intimidate everyone else — with no accountability at all…

Bianca Cunningham (2020-10-13). Understaffed and Unsafe, Bay Area Hospital Workers Strike. zcomm.org SEIU members will be joined on strike by 300 RNs in the California Nurses Association in an economic strike and by a small unit of Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) radiology techs in AHS who called a sympathy strike.

Wim Laven (2020-10-13). The Menacing Threat of Hate and Political Violence. zcomm.org Rights for all races, all ethnicities, all religions, all sexual identities—all are vital in our America. We must defend our communities against the forces of division…

Richard Moser (2020-10-13). Ranked Choice Voting Begins. zcomm.org To engage electoral work without fighting for electoral reform is more than hypocrisy — it's a trap. We cannot win in a system so utterly rigged…

Jeff Nall (2020-10-13). Apologies Don't Raise the Dead. zcomm.org Lessons from The Plague about the Difficulty of Decency and the Evil Caused by Ignorance…

_____ (2020-10-13). Climate Litigation Spreads Across The United States. popularresistance.org With hurricanes in the Gulf South and wildfires in the West, the intensifying impacts of climate change have been inescapable as summer turns to fall. Summer 2020 also brought a wave of new climate lawsuits against the fossil fuel industry, including several firsts: the first suit in the South (Charleston, South Carolina); the first suits to name the American Petroleum Institute—the main US oil and gas industry lobby group—as a defendant (Minnesota, Delaware, and Hoboken, New Jersey); the first cases seeking disgorgement of corporate profits gained through illegal acts (Minnesota and Connecticut).

_____ (2020-10-13). Students Create Free Tutoring Services To Help During The Pandemic. popularresistance.org When COVID-19 hit, their team of high schoolers quickly transitioned to online tutoring and later banded together with two other student volunteer organizations — Girls Empowering Girls, founded by Annette Yuan, a junior at Irvine High School, which offers one-on-one English conversation practice with language learners, and Code Champion, a coding class Ding started with his sophomore sister Cindy Ding — to form the nonprofit StudySmart Youth Services. | While the teens previously served their local community, now they tutor students from Seattle to Toronto.

_____ (2020-10-13). Black Doctors Fight For More Equitable Coronavirus Testing. popularresistance.org When the coronavirus arrived in Philadelphia in March, Dr. Ala Stanford hunkered down at home with her husband and kids. A pediatric surgeon with a private practice, she has staff privileges at a few suburban Philadelphia hospitals. For weeks, most of her usual procedures and patient visits were canceled. So she found herself, like a lot of people, spending the days in her pajamas, glued to the TV. | And then, at the beginning of April, she started seeing media reports indicating that Black people were contracting the coronavirus and dying from COVID-19 at greater rates than other demographic groups.

_____ (2020-10-13). Health Justice And Black Liberation: Shay-Akil McLean. popularresistance.org The way that people treat each other has biological consequences, meaning that our relationships to one another, institutions, and resources are directly linked to quality of life, life expectancy, and quality of death. State violence is a public health issue because what it does is differentially distribute morbidity and mortality to those that are deemed enemies of the state. All of forms of state violence entail the denial of basic needs and the self-determination of the people in one dimension and/or additional others.

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-10-13). Friday 10/16: Community Discussion on Latinx Issues & Animal Agriculture. indybay.org Online…

Defund SFPD Now (2020-10-13). Monday 10/12: #NoSFPDMurder: March to Demand Justice. indybay.org Otis and Gough St. in San Francisco…

Santa Cruz News Network (2020-10-13). Healthcare Workers Endorse Brown, Hill and Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council. indybay.org The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) has endorsed Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, and Kayla Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council in the November 2020 election. Additionally, NUHW has endorsed John Leopold for Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, District 1.

Renée Rhodes (2020-10-13). Saturday 11/14: Root Division Presents:Until It Shatters. indybay.org Virtual Reception…

Gig Workers Rising (2020-10-13). Thursday 10/15: Gig Workers Demand No On Prop 22 At Uber HQ in San Francisco. indybay.org Uber HQ on Market Street…

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-10-13). Friday 10/30: Solidarity Speaker: Protest, Advocate, and Educate with EMPACT. indybay.org Online…

Dolores Perez Heilbron (2020-10-13). Saturday 10/17: Election Aftermath – Where Are We Headed? indybay.org Zoom Meeting – Hosted by Saturday Morning Forum | First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco | 1187 Franklin Street | San Francisco, California 94109…

Kyla Donato (2020-10-13). Green Infrastructure Bringing Nature Education, Stormwater Management to Church and School. indybay.org San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and Greenprint Partners recently announced the approval of two green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) grants for Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and St. Thomas More School. The $2.69 investment will manage 2.2 million gallons of stormwater annually. Nature-based GSI will enhance the local community by delivering environmental, health, and economic benefits while also contributing to SFPUC's goal of managing one billion gallons of stormwater by 2050.

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-10-13). Saturday 10/24: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop. indybay.org Online…

Revolution Books (2020-10-13). 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…

Zach Conti (2020-10-13). IMF Economic Reports: Inequality and Poverty Rising Amidst COVID Crisis. indybay.org Analyzing the economic crisis spurred by the coronavirus, the International Monetary Fund released the Global Financial Stability Report and the 2020 World Economic Outlook Report, "A Long and Difficult Ascent." The economic outlook report projects global economic growth to contract 4.4%.

Raging Grannies (2020-10-13). 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…

Paul F. Vollebregt, Lukasz Wiklendt, Phil G Dinning, Charles H. Knowles, S.Mark Scott (2020-10-13). Coexistent faecal incontinence and constipation: A cross-sectional study of 4027 adults undergoing specialist assessment. thelancet.com Over 40% of adults referred for anorectal physiological investigation had coexistent diagnoses of faecal incontinence and functional constipation, based on validated criteria. This overlap is overlooked by referrers, poorly documented in current literature, and may impact management.

_____ (2020-10-13). Olive Branches and Nuclear Bombs in Israel. strategic-culture.org According to the Christian website

_____ (2020-10-13). The Correlation Between U.S. Democracy and CIA-Sponsored Terror in Cuba's Case. strategic-culture.org Fidel Castro had chartered a course for Cuba to ensure the island's complete liberation from U.S. colonial influence and interference. Participating at the UN's Sixth Committee during a debate on "Ways to Eliminate International Terrorism", Cuban Ambassador to the UN Ana Rodriguez

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-13). Selected short, live animations of intl. sect. of 33rd ICFF. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — The titles of 20 short and live animations, selected to participate at the international competition section of the 33rd ICFF have been announced.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-13). "Narration of Pen" prize to be awarded to best screenplay. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — For the first time, the special prize of the 16th International Resistance Film Festival in the "Narration of Pen" section will be awarded to the best-adapted screenplay.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-13). FAO warns over effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — World Food Day 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of FAO in an exceptional moment as countries around the world deal with the widespread effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-13). Government Spokesman holds press conference on Tuesday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei held a press conference on Tuesday and answered a number of questions raised by reporters.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-13). Another survey on subterranean ducts ends in Persepolis. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — The fourth season of an archaeological survey, probing into a sophisticated water management system of the time has come to an end beneath the ruins of the UNESCO-registered Persepolis in southern Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-13). ICFF Intl. Cinema Competition Section' jury members announced. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — The 33rd ICFF Public Relations Office reported that the Jury Members of the 33rd ICFF International Cinema Competition Section were announced.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-13). Iranian, Serbian wrestling federations sign MoU. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Wrestling Federation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Serbian Wrestling Federation on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-13). Foreign launch carrying smuggled fuel seized in Jask Port. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — Hormozgan border guard commander revealed the seizure of a large launch, belonging to a neighboring country, in the waters of Jask Port on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-13). Health Ministry confirms 4,108 new COVID-19 cases across Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — The daily count of coronavirus infections in Iran reached 4,108 on Tuesday, bringing the total cases to 598,389, according to the Health Ministry.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-13). IRGC to employ full capacity in COVID-19 battle. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) says the elite force will employ all its capacities in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-13). 33rd ICFF Iranian Cinema Competition Jury Board Announced. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — The 33rd ICFF Iranian Cinema Competition jury members have been introduced.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-13). Iran to host 2021 Volleyball Boys' U19 World Championship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — Following an open bidding process and the approval of the FIVB Board of Administration, the international body has confirmed Iran to host the 2021 FIVB Volleyball Boys' U19 World Championship.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-13). Reports chronicle continuing violence and discrimination against Rohingya community. peoplesdispatch.org On October 12, Monday, international human rights groups, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, claimed to have gained

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-13). Business School establishes new Singapore Green Finance Centre. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has joined forces with Singapore Management University to open a new research centre dedicated to green finance and talent development.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-13). Urgent response needed to tackle COVID-19 health disparities. imperial.ac.uk An Imperial expert has called for rapid action to tackle the causes of severe COVID-19 illness and death in ethnic minority groups.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-13). Imperial confirms scholarship support for international PhD students. imperial.ac.uk International PhD students will be offered increased scholarship opportunities from next year, reinforcing Imperial's support for internationalism.

The Canary (2020-10-13). Welsh first minister offers PM 'one final opportunity' to issue travel ban. thecanary.co Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford is writing to Boris Johnson to offer him "one final opportunity" to restrict people from coronavirus hotspots in England from travelling into Wales. | Ultimatum: | Drakeford said he would share evidence that travelling from areas with high prevalence of coronavirus (Covid-19) into areas with low prevalence contributes to the spread of the virus, and he would be prepared to block entry into the country. | It comes following concerns that people in English lockdown areas are currently allowed to travel to areas of Wales where there are no restrictions in place and levels…

The Canary (2020-10-13). Hate crime reports to police hit record high. thecanary.co The number of hate crimes recorded by police in England and Wales has hit its highest level on record, with racially-motivated offences rising by more than 4,000 in a year. | Hate: | Official figures show 105,090 hate crimes were recorded in 2019/20, up 8% compared with 97,446 offences in 2018/19. This is the highest number since records began in 2011/12 when the number of reports was 32,969. | According to Home Office data, race hate crimes accounted for around three-quarters (72%) of offences (76,070) and this had risen by 6% since 2018/19 when 72,041 were recorded. | At the same time, a separate report…

The Canary (2020-10-13). Government failed to act and impose 'circuit break' to prevent need for longer lockdown. thecanary.co A member of the expert panel of scientists advising ministers through the coronavirus pandemic said a "circuit break" lockdown would have prevented the need for "intensive and long-term" restrictions later. | At its 21 September meeting, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) suggested immediately introducing a national lockdown lasting between two and three weeks to halt the rapid spread of the virus — dubbed a "circuit break" lockdown. | But the prime minister appeared to reject the idea when he laid out a tiered system of restrictions on Monday, placing only Liverpool City Region into the h…

John Fund (2020-10-13). 'Professor Lockdown' Modeler Neil Ferguson Resigns in Disgrace. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in May 2020. | Neil Ferguson is the British academic who created the infamous Imperial College model that warned Boris Johnson that, without an immediate lockdown, the coronavirus would cause 500,000 deaths and swamp the National …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-13). Boris Johnson at Sea: Coronavirus Confusion in the UK. globalresearch.ca The tide has been turning against UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Oafishly, he has managed to convert that tide into a deluge of dissatisfaction assisted by the gravitational pull of singular incompetence. Much of this is due to such …

pip.hinman (2020-10-13). Extinction Rebellion protesters defeat charges. greenleft.org.au colombiareports.com/feed/

commondreams (2020-10-13). 2021 Social Security COLA Inadequate For COVID-Ravaged Seniors. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Manlio Dinucci (2020-10-13). Dal Recovery Fund 30 miliardi per il militare. globalresearch.ca Foto : Conte e Profumo con il nuovo Falco Xplorer, il drone più grande mai realizzato da Leonardo | Mentre la ´crisi del Coronavirus ª continua a provocare anche in Italia devastanti conseguenze socioeconomiche, una parte ingente del ´Fondo per la ripresa ª …

WSWS (2020-10-13). COVID-19 outbreak exposes Sri Lankan government claims that pandemic is under control. wsws.org The previous, relatively low number of COVID-19 infections in Sri Lanka is mainly the result of the government's refusal to carry out systematic testing.

Sasha Abramsky (2020-10-13). Trump Deploys the Strongman's Playbook. thenation.com Trump Deploys the Strongman's Playbook…

Marie Solis (2020-10-13). One Weird Trick for Destroying the Digital Economy. thenation.com One Weird Trick for Destroying the Digital Economy…

Wesaam Al-Badry, Magnum Foundation (2020-10-13). In California's Agricultural Heartland, a Mayor Is Running on Compassion. thenation.com In California's Agricultural Heartland, a Mayor Is Running on Compassion…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-10-12). European Oil Companies Will Not Tolerate Poland's Attempt to Cancel Nord Stream 2. globalresearch.ca By handing out a ‚Ǩ6.5 billion fine against Gazprom, Warsaw has obviously and massively miscalculated because it did not only antagonize the Russian energy company as was intended, but also European partners of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, which …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-12). Armenia and Azerbaijan clash despite ceasefire declaration. peoplesdispatch.org A day after the Moscow-mediated truce deal, Armenia and Azerbaijan traded accusations of violations of the ceasefire and of attacks being conducted on the cities of Ganja and Stepanakert…

Rohollah Faghihi (2020-10-12). Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict raises spectre of 'pan-Turkism' in Iran. middleeasteye.net Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict raises spectre of 'pan-Turkism' in Iran | Government appears to shift to pro-Azerbaijan position as Iranian Azeris rally to support the country | Mon, 10/12/2020 – 11: 52 | Iranians viewing skins and other merchandise at the bazaar in the city of Tabriz in Iran's northwestern East Azerbaijan province (AFP) | Fears have grown of unrest among Iran's Azeri minority…

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…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-12). Iran welcomes war termination between Azerbaijan, Armenia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) — Iranian President's Chief of Staff said that Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes termination of war between Azerbaijan Republic and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh wholeheartedly.

RT (2020-10-12). 'We should not forget who started this stage of war': Armenian president points finger at Azerbaijan in exclusive RT interview. rt.com Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has insisted, in an exclusive interview with RT, that Azerbaijan initiated the latest round of clashes over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh, control of which is contested by Baku and Yerevan. | Sarkisian expressed hope that a Moscow-mediated ceasefire will hold despite ongoing problems on the ground. "We should not forget… who started this stage of war. It was the Azeri side, not the people of Nagorno-Karabakh," he old RT's Ilya Petrenko. | Inhabited mostly by ethnic Armenians, Nagorno-Karabakh seceded from Azerbaijan in 1991 and declared itself an independent republic af…

RT (2020-10-12). 'We should not forget who started this stage of war': Armenian president on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in exclusive RT interview. rt.com Armenian President Armen Sarkissian told RT that Azerbaijan has initiated the latest round of clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh and expressed hope that the Moscow-mediated ceasefire will hold despite problems on the ground. | "We should not forget… who started this stage of war. It was the Azeri side, not the people of Nagorno-Karabakh," Sarkissian told RT's Ilya Petrenko in an interview. | Inhabited mostly by ethnic Armenians, Nagorno-Karabakh seceded from Azerbaijan in 1991 and declared itself an independent republic after the 1994 armistice. The government in Baku maintains that the region is an "occupied…

RT (2020-10-12). NATO boasts about own expansion in attempt at Twitter meme, prompting online war in replies. rt.com A NATO attempt to channel a cutesy Twitter meme sparked fighting in the replies, from calls to kick out Turkey and hopes for expansion in Ukraine, Georgia and the Balkans, to another warfront between Armenia and Azerbaijan. | On Monday, NATO posted the flags of its original 1949 members alongside the greatly expanded membership of today, hopping onto the three-week-old "How it started vs. How it's going" meme train. | How it started How it's going | üáßüá™üá®üá¶üá©ü&aacute…

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

Staff (2020-10-12). Trump's narcissism has become a monster Republicans can't control. therealnews.com Jim Zogby talks about the impact of Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis on the Supreme Court, the stimulus package, and potential violence leading up to the election.

Staff (2020-10-12). "I Feel for Them": Son of Former White House Butler Says Trump Endangered Health of Residence Staff. democracynow.org Charles Allen, whose father Eugene Allen worked as a butler at the White House for 34 years, says President Trump's reckless actions following his COVID-19 hospitalization are threatening the health of the domestic staff at the White House. "As my dad used to say, they were the little people that made it possible for the big people to do what they did," he says. Eugene Allen, who served eight presidents, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan, died in 2010, but his life story became the basis of the 2013 film "The Butler," starring Forest Whitaker.

Staff (2020-10-12). Ai-jen Poo: Trump Flouts COVID-19 Safety Rules with "Utter Disregard" for White House Domestic Staff. democracynow.org President Trump's return to the White House and defiant mask removal despite still being treated for COVID-19 has threatened the health of the mostly older, Black and Brown household staff, says domestic worker advocate Ai-jen Poo, senior adviser to Care in Action. "These are essential workers who have been keeping him and his family safe and caring for them, and he showed a complete and utter disregard for their health and safety," she says. At least three White House housekeepers and one other member of the residence staff were recently infected, according to The New York Times. Meanwhile, thousands of domestic…

Staff (2020-10-12). Headlines for October 12, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Resumes Rallies, Declares He Is "Immune" as WH Doctors Refuse to Say If He Tested Negative, Fauci Says His Words Taken Out of Context in New Trump Ad, WH Blocks CDC Order on Face Masks on Public Transportation as U.S. COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise, Stimulus Talks Still at Impasse After Dems and GOP Reject Latest WH Offer, SCOTUS Hearings Kick Off in Senate as Amy Coney Barrett's Anti-Abortion Beliefs in Spotlight, Trump-Biden Debate Canceled After Trump Refuses to Participate in Virtual Format, SC Senate Debate Turns into Candidate Forum After Lindsey Graham Refuses Coronavirus Test, Judge Rejects Trump E…

sputniknews (2020-10-12). Trump Tests Negative for COVID-19 for Consecutive Days, White House Physician Says. sputniknews.com The US president earlier contracted the novel coronavirus, along with his wife Melania, but the White House doctors said his condition was improving steadily.

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

Karen Conner (2020-10-12). Trump's Triple Failure: Virus Control, Stimulus, and the Trade Deficit. cepr.net See article on original site Given the precarious state of the economy, President Trump's reckless decision to walk away from stimulus negotiations last week was a consequential act of political malpractice. He has since flipped and flopped on this by the hour, but his actions have been particularly rash given his administration's failure to even …

Robert Reich (2020-10-12). Trump—Gun in His Hand and a Bloody Shirt—Standing on Fifth Avenue. commondreams.org Trump's 5th Avenue principle has kept him in power despite deprivation and death that would have doomed the presidencies of anyone else. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Phyllis Bennis (2020-10-12). As Trump Aims Fresh US Aggression at Iran, How Many Surprises Can This October Hold? commondreams.org A man walks past a mural painted on the outer walls of the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran, on September 29, 2020. – For Iran, struggling from sanctions imposed under Washington's policy of "maximum pressure", the US presidential race raises hope of change—but also fears that life could get even worse. (Photo: Atta Kenare / AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-10-12). The Status Quo Is The Real 'Existential Threat': Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com War is mass murder. Speaking out against it is more important than people's emotional comfort. It's worth disrupting family dinners over. It's worth jeopardizing friendships over. History won't look kindly on those who chose silent complicity over anti-imperialism. | ~ | 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 g…

Abby Martin (2020-10-12). The 2020 Election Has Now Reached Peak Absurdity. telesurenglish.net For as long as I have been voting, progressives have been lectured about the need to engage in the politics of lesser evilism. As the years went by, the candidates got worse and worse. | RELATED: | Where now, in 2020, we are faced with the choice between two of the oldest nominees in U.S. history: Joe Biden, objectively a center-right political insider, and Donald Trump, a far-right extremist and reality star ext…

Alan MacLeod (2020-10-12). In Afghanistan, American Troops Patrol the Same Routes Their Fathers Did. thealtworld.com Thousands of US soldiers continue to pace and patrol exactly the same routes as their predecessors did in 2001, fighting a seemingly endless conflict that both the American and Afghan public have long since soured on. | MPN— Nineteen years ago last week the United States invaded Afghanistan, a country halfway around the world that few in America had heard of and even fewer knew anything about. Today, thousands of U.S. soldiers and many more private military contractors continue to pace and patrol exactly the same routes as their predecessors did in 2001, fighting a seemingly endless and pointless conflict th…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-10-12). Senate GOP Accused of 'Craven Power Grab' and 'Partisan Charade' as Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings Kick Off. commondreams.org "The list of what is at stake if Republicans get their way is truly staggering." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrew Korybko (2020-10-12). A New Wall for a New Cold War? globalresearch.ca The head of the prestigious Munich Security Conference warned late last month against efforts to "build a new 'wall' between Russia and the West" in light of the Navalny incident and the many other disagreements between both sides, and while …

Fidel Narváez (2020-10-12). El 'juicio del siglo' contra Julian Assange: 10 razones para salvar el futuro del periodismo. thegrayzone.com El ex diplomático ecuatoriano que le dio asilo político a Julian Assange informa sobre la audiencia de extradición del periodista de WikiLeaks, y explica por qué es "el caso más importante contra la libertad de expresión de toda una generación". Por Fidel Narváez Read this article in English here. Nota del editor: Fidel Narváez fue el consul de Ecuador en el Reino Unido entre 2010 y 2018. Ayudó a darle el asilo político a Julian Assange, y se comunicaba regularmente …

Fidel Narváez (2020-10-12). Julian Assange faces the 'trial of the century': 10 reasons why it threatens freedom of speech. thegrayzone.com The Ecuadorian diplomat who gave Julian Assange political asylum reports from the extradition hearing against the WikiLeaks journalist, and explains why it is "the most important case against the freedom of expression in an entire generation." By Fidel Narváez Translated by Ben Norton Puedes leer este artículo en español aquí. Editor's note: Fidel Narváez served as Ecuador's consul in the UK from 2010 until July 2018. He helped get Julian Assange political asylum, and regularly communicated with the WikiLeaks publisher …

Stephen Sefton (2020-10-12). On How Julian Assange Is Made Invisible. telesurenglish.net Over thirty years ago, the moral philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre noted that an inability to engage competing rationalities critically disables the proponents of the moral and intellectual tradition failing to do so. That kind of fundamental, banal critical failure has always characterized the societies of the Western imperialist powers, in every sphere of intellectual and moral life. | RELATED: | It may have been les…

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

Fight Back (2020-10-12). President Maduro to the peoples of the world: 'Together we shall overcome!'. fightbacknews.org Fight Back! is circulating the following statement by Nicolas Maduro Moros, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) stands in solidarity with the people of Venezuela and their leadership against U.S. military threats and economic blockade. The FRSO is preparing to participate in the Global Platform of Workers Against Imperialism this October 28, 29 and 30. | To the Peoples of the World | Brothers and Sisters: | I greet you affectionately on the occasion of informing you about the recent actions undertaken by Venezuela to confront and overcome the illegal b…

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.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-12). Michel Chossudovsky: Biographical Summary (Not Wikipedia). globalresearch.ca There are a number of deliberate "errors" and omissions in Michel Chossudovsky's wikipedia entry. Defamatory statements. | The same applies to the wikipedia entry for Global Research which has been merged with Chossudovsky's entry. The objective is to smear GR. …

Staff (2020-10-12). O'odham Land Defenders Lead Indigenous Resistance to Trump's Border Wall Amid Militarized Crackdown. democracynow.org As 14 states and more than 130 cities across the U.S. celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day in place of Columbus Day, we go to Arizona, where Indigenous communities are leading resistance against the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall near a sacred spring inside the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. People's "lives have been so severely impacted by not only this border wall, but the complete militarization of our homelands due to this irrational fear of folks on the other side, which are our relatives," says Nellie Jo David, an O'odham water and land defender. This campaign of nonviolent protests comes as…

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.

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…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-10-12). 'Deep Sense of Despair': UNRWA Chief Says Palestinians Suffering Dual Pandemics of Covid-19 and Poverty. commondreams.org "In Gaza, people are going through the garbage," said Philippe Lazzarini. "More people are fighting to provide one or two meals a day to their families." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-10-12). New Analysis: GOP's Green New Deal Attacks Fall Flat. commondreams.org ______________________________…

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

teleSUR (2020-10-12). Amid Sanctions, Iran Unlocks Essential Funds Frozen in Iraq. telesurenglish.net Iran's central bank chief announced Monday an agreement with neighboring Iraq to unlock frozen Iranian funds in Iraqi banks to purchase humanitarian goods. | The announcement comes in the context of Washington's move last week to blacklist Iran's entire financial sector, which will further hamper Tehran's ability to purchase essential foods and medicine while facing the worse COVID-19 outbreak in the Middle East. | RELATED: | In a banking and business d…

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.

Abel R. Gomez (2020-10-12). Indigenous Peoples Day comes amid a reckoning over colonialism and calls for return of Native land. nationofchange.org As Indigenous peoples the world over continue to defend ancestral lands, Indigenous Peoples Day can have important meaning, more than just the renaming of a national holiday.

teleSUR (2020-10-12). October 12 Declared Black and Indigenous Liberation Day. telesurenglish.net The Black and Indigenous Liberation Movement (BILN) declared this October 12 as Black and Indigenous Liberation Day, in contrast to the other names and types of the commemoration of the date that remembers the beginning of the European conquest of America in 1492. | RELATED: | The BILN describes itself as "a coalition of solidarity-based organizations committed to anti-racist and anti-colonial struggles in six cou…

Staff (2020-10-12). Many Places Refuse to Abandon Columbus Day — But They Are Losing That Battle. truthout.org It has taken decades to reach this moment when 141 cities, 15 states, numerous universities, and the nation of Trinidad and Tobago officially recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day. | But for every city that chooses to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day, more are still on the fence or willfully choosing to ignore the Indigenous people in their community. | And some of the places that recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day also continue to acknowledge Columbus Day alongside it — for example, Arizona'

Staff (2020-10-12). Indigenous Children Could Be in Danger With an Amy Coney Barrett Nomination. truthout.org President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, is raising red flags for supporters of a federal law designed to preserve Native American families and culture. | The Indian Child Welfare Act is not currently before the nation's top court, but there is a very real possibility it could end up there. | The constitutionality of the 1978 law — which aims to keep Native American children from being adopted or placed in foster care outside their families, t…

commondreams (2020-10-12). October 12: Black and Indigenous Liberation Day. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Edgar Villanueva (2020-10-12). It's Past Time to Abolish Columbus Day and Establish Indigenous Peoples' Day in the United States. commondreams.org Columbus's "discovery" of the Americas was no discovery at all. (Photo: Victoria Pickering/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-10-12). Calls Grow in US to Make Indigenous Peoples' Day a Federal Holiday. commondreams.org "Federal holidays should celebrate our heritage and culture, but also honor the struggles that led to society as we know it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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 …

Lawrence Wittner (2020-10-12). Memories of Voter Suppression. zcomm.org Back in July 1962, when, according to Donald Trump, America was "great," I was in the Deep South, working to register Black voters. It was a near-hopeless project, given the mass disenfranchisement of the region's Black population that was enforced by Southern law and an occasional dose of white terrorism. It all started in the

teleSUR (2020-10-12). Bolivia: Leftist Parliamentary Candidate Brenda Segovia Arrested. telesurenglish.net The Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) denounced the arbitrary detention of the parliamentary candidate, Brenda Segovia, in Santa Cruz on Monday. | RELATED: | "We repudiate the coup-born regime's political violence. The political movement demands the immediate release of our militant," MAS presidential candidate Luis Arce tweeted. | A week ahead of Bolivia's elections, Arce also urged "an end to the far-right-wing attacks…

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."

Nicolas J.S. Davies, Medea Benjamin (2020-10-12). Trump's True Legacy Is That of a Warmonger. commondreams.org The legacy of Donald Trump remains one of continued U.S. wars and aggression, backed by a bloated military budget. (Photo: Flickr / U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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:

Mohammad Ayesh (2020-10-12). Arabic press review: Germany seeks to support Arab-Israel normalisation process. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Germany seeks to support Arab-Israel normalisation process | Meanwhile, an Israeli pop singer performs religious rituals at a synagogue in Dubai, and Kuwait is set to spend $4bn on businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic | Mon, 10/12/2020 – 16: 04 | German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, currently on a visit to Riyadh, tells a Saudi paper that his country seeks to 'bene…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-12). Protests rage in Indonesia against anti-worker "omnibus law", hundreds arrested. mronline.org An alliance of trade unions, environmental groups and students' movements have launched an indefinite protest across against the sweeping changes to labor and environmental laws.

Maya Evans (2020-10-12). Afghanistan: 19 Years of War. dissidentvoice.org Afghan children play in the bombed out rubble of the Darul Aman Palace in Kabul, amidst a photo exhibition marking four decades of Afghans killed in war and oppression (Photo: Maya Evans) The NATO and US backed war on Afghanistan was launched 7th October 2001, just a month after 9/11, in what most thought would …

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"

MEE and agencies (2020-10-12). North Cyprus president faces rival in run-off after neither wins majority. middleeasteye.net North Cyprus president faces rival in run-off after neither wins majority | President Mustafa Akinci, who supports the reunification of Cyprus, is favourite to win Sunday's secound round of voting | Mon, 10/12/2020 – 12: 15 | The election council said 58 per cent of the almost 199,000-electorate voted, down from 62 per cent in 2015 (AFP) | Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus will head to the…

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?

Raul Diego (2020-10-12). Kidnapping Dissent: The Whitmer Plot and the End of Freedom. mintpressnews.com In "The Grand Chessboard," Zbigniew Brzezinski warned his fellow ruling class cohorts that the onset of the information age would require disinformation strategies to mitigate any potential threat from an increasingly politically-aware population. | Five years before Brzezinski's book was published, a white separatist and former Marine named