2020-10-15: Social Media Postees

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How the Christian Right Won the Culture Wars
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-15
The likely appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court may mark the end of this round of the culture wars. For half-a-century, the U.S. has been a battleground over "moral" and sexual values. Key issues like abortion, health care (i.e., the ADA), gay rights and the meaning of "family" have been contested. With Barrett's appointment,…
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Trump is Toast. Will He Take the Entire GOP Down With Him?
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-15
With just over three weeks to Election Day, more than six million votes have already been cast in early voting in 27 states as much of the White House and Trump campaign staff are infected with Covid-19 and/or quarantined. But as a sick and increasingly delusional president goes on a rampage against almost everyone, historic…
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Afghanistan: 19 Years of War
Maya Evans | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-15
The NATO and US backed war on Afghanistan was launched 7th October 2001, just a month after 9/11, in what most thought would be a lightning war and a stepping stone onto the real focus, the Middle East. 19 years later and the US is still trying to extricate itself out of the longest war…
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Afghanistan: 19 Years of War
Maya Evans | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-15
The NATO and US backed war on Afghanistan was launched 7th October 2001, just a month after 9/11, in what most thought would be a lightning war and a stepping stone onto the real focus, the Middle East. 19 years later and the US is still trying to extricate itself out of the longest war in its history, having failed in 2 of its three original aims: toppling the Taliban and liberating Afghan women.
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The Lost Peace Discourse and the Arts as a Possible Way Out?
Jan Oberg | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
The discourse about, or for, peace has mostly disappeared over the last 2-3 decades. It applies to research (and its non-governmental funding possibilities), to politics in general and to the media. | In foreign and security politics, the intellectual level is …
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OPCW Syria whistleblower and ex-director attacked by U.S., UK, France at UN
Aaron Maté | mronline.org | 2020-10-15
Ian Henderson, a veteran OPCW inspector who challenged a cover-up of his organization's investigation of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, recently testified before the United Nations Security Council.
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Bolivian coup officials and supporters stalk international election observers, launch violent incitement campaign
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-10-15
By the time a team of electoral observers arrived in Bolivia — including members of The Grayzone — right-wingers had already published a flood of online threats, smearing them as "terrorists" and circulating photos captured while stalking them in the airport. By Ben Norton SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIA — Contributors to The Grayzone including Max Blumenthal, Anya Parampil, and Ben Norton traveled from the United States to Bolivia in order to join a delegation of independent international observers of the country's …
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Inside Bolivia's right-wing base on eve of election
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-10-15
We entered the power base of Bolivia's far-right, Santa Cruz, where the 2019 coup was hatched, and where the country's elite seeks to consolidate its hold on power in the election this October 18. Anya Parampil filed this dispatch with Max Blumenthal. Video by Ben Norton…
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Video: The "Smoking Guns" of a Manufactured Pandemic
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
"Closing down the Global Economy as a means to combating the Killer Virus. That's what they want us to believe. If the public had been informed that Covid-19 is "similar to Influenza", the fear campaign would have fallen flat…"
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Celebrate Indigenous People's Day by Supporting Indigenous Resistance
Margaret Flowers | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
This weekend, celebration of Indigenous People's Day will replace the federal holiday, Columbus Day, in at least eight states and over 130 cities in 34 states. Along with the toppling of Columbus statues and the removal of a racial slur …
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PDF of October 15 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-10-15
Download the 12-page PDF. Viral capitalism: Racist, sexist bosses kill jobs Answer to fascist threat? Working class struggle! ALSO: Indigenous Peoples' Day; ICE targets VietLead activist; Book Review 'Capitalism on a Ventilator'; Cops & white supremacists. TEAR DOWN THE WALLS: Racism & federal executions; Jalil Muntaqim home! Free Kao Saelee! . . . | Continue reading PDF of October 15 issue at Workers.org
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Venezuela's Maduro Vows to Train More Doctors as Covid Numbers Recede
Manuela Solé | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-10-15
A Chinese Covid-19 vaccine will soon arrive in the nation for clinical trials.
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The Marxian Theory of Value: A Response to David Pena (Part Three)
Robin Cox | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-15
Read Part 1 here; Part 2 here Perhaps Pena does not see this because he does not appear to grasp the point that in the Marxian concept of socialism (aka communism — unlike Lenin, Marx never differentiated between these two terms), the question of "exchange value" becomes completely redundant (and, with that, the preoccupation with …
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Scenario Forecasting: What Could a Russian Intervention in Nagorno-Karabakh Look Like?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov's suggestion to deploy Russian peacekeepers and military observers into the universally recognized Azerbaijani territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and its seven surrounding districts under Armenian occupation pending both sides' agreement raises the prospect of Moscow's military intervention in …
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey blames 'poor communication' in Biden story takedown, downplaying Big Tech 'censorship' scandal
rt.com | 2020-10-15
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has blamed "bad communication" and a "lack of context" in response to public outcry over his platform's censorship of a New York Post story on alleged backroom dealings of the Biden family. | "Our communication around our actions on the [New York Post] article was not great. And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we're blocking: unacceptable," Dorsey tweeted on Wednesday, hours after Twitter began blacklisting the story.
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YouTube bans 'conspiracy theories used to justify real-world violence,' including QAnon content, amid Big Tech crackdown
rt.com | 2020-10-15
With every major Silicon Valley tech company expanding its censorship efforts ahead of the presidential election, YouTube is the latest to filter out 'harmful' information, including 'QAnon' and 'Pizzagate' content. | YouTube announced an expansion of its hate and harassment policies on Thursday, and will immediately prohibit "content that targets an individual or group with conspiracy theories that have been used to justify real-world violence." The 'QAnon' and 'Pizzagate' conspiracies were cited b…
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Police Surveillance is Criminalization and It Crushes People
Brendan McQuade | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-15
The Bottom of the BlueLeaks Iceberg is an Archive of Mass Supervision The media called Jesse Harvey a "recovery advocate." To others, he was "Narcan Jesus." In 2016, Harvey founded Journey House Recovery, a non-profit that today operates four low barrier, peer-run recovery houses in Southern and Central Maine. In 2018, Harvey formed Church of…
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Barrett Could Well Be the Decider in a 2020 Replay of "Bush v. Gore"
Barbara Koeppel | zcomm.org | 2020-10-15
If Trump loses and contests the election, Barrett could well be the decider in a replay of Bush v. Gore — which would almost certainly mean four more years of Donald Trump…
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Amy Coney Barrett: You can't be pro-life if you deny burning Fossil Fuels causes Climate Emergency
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-10-15
Denialism is Mass Murder…
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Memories of Voter Suppression
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2020-10-15
I wonder how Republican leaders can live with themselves when they betray the most basic principle of democracy. Of all the things they have done during their time in power, this is surely one of the most despicable.
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How Hitler Found His Blueprint For A German Empire
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-15
Native peoples in the United States continue to struggle for justice. While this year brought some important victories, such as Washington's NFL team finally dropping its racist name and logo, and a landmark win in the Supreme Court for Native rights in McGirt v. Oklahoma, the difficult work of recognizing and redressing the country's legacy of oppressing its first inhabitants continues. | Efforts by Native and allied activists to spread observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day as an alternative to Columbus Day is an important part of this work.
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The Nightmare Facing The Poor And Working Class
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-15
As mil ≠lions of U.S. work ≠ers face unem ≠ploy ≠ment, food inse ≠cu ≠ri ≠ty and evic ≠tion amid the coro ≠n ≠avirus pan ≠dem ≠ic, the lim ≠it ≠ed aid pro ≠vid ≠ed by the fed ≠er ≠al government's flawed CARES Act from March has long since dried up. | Last week, fol ≠low ≠ing more than six months of stalled nego ≠ti ≠a ≠tions with con ≠gres ≠sion ≠al Democ ≠rats over a new eco ≠nom ≠ic relief pack ≠age, Pres ≠i ≠dent Trump abrupt ≠ly announced he was halt ≠ing talks until after the Novem ≠ber election. | While…
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Nicaragua Attacked For Using Same US Policies Against Foreign Meddling
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-15
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched another attack on Nicaragua's Sandinista government last month, accusing President Daniel Ortega of being a "dictator" who is "doubling down on repression and refusing to honor the democratic aspirations of the Nicaraguan people."[1] The State Department openly supports what it calls "a return to democracy in Nicaragua", saying that "the people of Nicaragua rose up peacefully to call for change."[2] | Pompeo's accusations came in a month in which Nicaragua's National Assembly made three new legislative proposals…
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Calling all Handmaids!
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
Stop the Appointment of Amy Coney Barrett | ‚Ä® | Thursday October 15 | Protest 5: 00 pm outside San Francisco City Hall | Saturday October 17 #MarchForOurRights‚Ä® | Assemble 10: 30 am outside Main Library | ‚Ä®Grove & Larkin, San Francisco‚Ä® | March down Market Street to Embarcadero Plaza‚Ä&reg…
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Rochester Labor Council Calls For General Strike If Trump Refuses to Abide By Election Res
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
The Rochester Labor Council called for a national general strike if Trump does not abide by the election results. The president of the Council Dan Moloney is interviewed about why they support this action.
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Amy Coney Barrett Won't Say Climate Change Is Real; Forgets 1st Amendment Protects Right to Protest
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-15
We air highlights from the second day of questioning of President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, who faced eight hours of questions on Wednesday about her views on issues ranging from climate change to voting rights to gay marriage and abortion, as Republicans race to confirm her ahead of the election and secure a 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court for conservatives.
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Herd Immunity: Is It a More Compassionate Approach or Will It Lead to Death or Illness for Millions?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-15
As coronavirus cases increase across much of the United States, the Trump administration has reportedly adopted a policy of deliberately letting the virus infect much of the U.S. population in order to attain "herd immunity" — despite warnings from the World Health Organization against such an approach. We host a debate on the contentious issue of herd immunity and how best to confront the virus with two Harvard medical experts: epidemiologist Martin Kulldorff, a professor of medicine at Harvard University and one of the lead signatories of the controversial Great Barrington Declaration arguing for an easin…
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Phone Hacking & Julian Assange
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-15
Catherine Brown explores how the wrong journalists escaped prosecution in one case while the wrong one is being subjected to it in the other. | Catherine BROWN | The U.K. phone hacking scandal started around 2005 and peaked in 2012. The journalistic malpractices and illegal practices on which it focused long pre-date 2005, however, and continue today. | It came to light through the testimony of victims and the investigative journalism of publications such as The Guardian that several newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch's News International (U.K. subsidiary of News Corp), as well as others including Daily Mirror an…
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Bully on the Bench: the Legacy of Scalia
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-15
The mythologizing of Antonin Scalia began only a few hours after his leathery heart stopped beating in West Texas and Satan swept his soul to the 8th Circle of the Inferno, where corrupt barrators are imprisoned for eternity. Here, strapped to a sparking electric chair, Scalia's torments will be supervised by the demon Malacoda, who, Dante informs us, regularly "makes a trumpet of his ass."
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Selected Articles: The 2020 US Election Bamboozle
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
The 2020 Election Bamboozle: We Are All Victims of the Deep State's Con Game | By John W. Whitehead, October 15 2020 | In this particular con game, every candidate dangled before us as some form of political savior–including Donald Trump | …
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Border Patrol Leaves Migrants in Remote Town as Deaths Rise
Ryan Devereaux | zcomm.org | 2020-10-15
Dumping hundreds of migrants in the remote Mexican border town of Sasabe puts them at risk from organized crime…
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Could Popular Protectionist Policies in France Eventually Lead to "Frexit"?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
The majority of French people say they are in favor of protectionism, according to the latest OpinionWay poll by Le Printemps de l'Économie and Inseec U. In fact, the figure has risen sharply since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic | …
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Cambodia Has Become China's Unofficial Representative in ASEAN
Paul Antonopoulos | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-10-15
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Running Out of Time… October Surprise Redux?
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-15
If either party has an October Surprise up its sleeve it had better produce it soon. Only about three weeks to go until the election. | There is considerable speculation in Washington about a so-called October Surprise being engineered by either party to change the outcome of the upcoming election. The original October Surprise took place in 1980, when Ronald Reagan's campaign manager William Casey conspired with several senior CIA officers in Europe to convince the Iranian government to delay the release of the American Embassy hostages until after the November election against Jimmy Carter. Casey believed th…
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AsTrump Aims Fresh US Aggression at Iran, How Many Surprises Can This October Hold?
Phyllis Bennis | zcomm.org | 2020-10-15
This latest not-so-shocking surprise is actually incredibly dangerous and reckless for the future as well as incredibly cruel, heartless, indeed sadistic right now…
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To Democratic Voters — Up Your Demands; To Trump Voters — See How He Didn't Deliver for You
Ralph Nader | zcomm.org | 2020-10-15
Before you cast your ballot, let's toast your informed self-respect as clear-minded voters who can see an immoral, law-breaking, greedy Trump regime full of plutocrats who couldn't care less about America and the people they've exploited…
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Dying Alone: When We Stopped Caring for Palestinian Prisoners
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2020-10-15
Palestinian prisoners should not be left alone, paying a price for daring to stand up for justice, fairness and for their people's freedom…
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Book Review: 'Capitalism On A Ventilator'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-15
The compilation of these works is an act of internationalism and working-class unity. The result demonstrates the successes and true potential of a socialist system and exposes the cruelty and injustice of the capitalist system. | In reviewing this groundbreaking anthology, I had foremost in mind that many of our readers have lost a loved one to the novel coronavirus that broke out in late 2019 and quickly spread across the Earth. Some of you reading this may have contracted COVID-19 yourself.
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Hard Times in the US: The Greatest Depression Unfolding
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
The nation I grew up in long ago no longer exists, the disturbing reality of today's US. | As a boy, adolescent and youth with nothing special going for me, advantages I had are gone. | On Wednesday, the Economic Policy Institute …
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Venezuela's Ability to Fight COVID-19 Is Badly Hamstrung by the 31 Metric Tons of Gold Stolen From Its Treasury
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-10-15
The U.S.-driven sanctions have negatively impacted the capacity of the Venezuelan people to thrive and exercise their human rights…
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The shocking story of UK mercenaries in Sri Lanka
Pablo Navarrete | thecanary.co | 2020-10-15
Phil Miller, co-director of the new documentary Keenie Meenie, talks to The Canary about his film which exposes a shadowy British mercenary company involved in war crimes in Sri Lanka. | You can watch the full Keenie Meenie documentary for free below. | By Pablo Navarrete…
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The Art of the Weapons Deal in the Age of Trump
William Hartung | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-15
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…
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The Corona Scandal: "The Greatest Crime Against Humanity Ever Committed," Says Investigative Team
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
In a public statement, Dr. Reiner Fuellmich says: | "…the allegedly new and highly dangerous corona virus has not caused any excess mortality anywhere in the world… But the anti-corona measures, whose only basis are the PCR tests results… have, in | …
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Primary Purpose of Mandatory Masking Is to Foster Fear, Say Acclaimed Researchers
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
If masks don't stop infection, yet cause known and probable harms, what's the point of wearing them? What motive would governments have for mandating them? In their new book, Drs. Karina Reiss PhD and Dr. Sucharit Bakdi MD provide one …
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Sheriff defends Michigan conspirators as details emerge of plot's scope, links to police and Trump campaign
wsws.org | 2020-10-15
New information about Huron Valley Guns, which employed one plotter, shows that the facility has deep connections to the police, ICE and the Republican Party.
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The Reappearance of Pandemic Price Patterns
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-15
Price declines in several hard-hit sectors are likely in response to a resurgence of the pandemic. The overall and core Consumer Price Index (CPI) both rose 0.2 percent in September, driven in large part by an extraordinary 6.7 percent jump in the price of used cars. The overall index is now up 1.4 percent from…
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Unraveling the U.S. Army's Hot Take on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-10-15
DVIDSHUB / CC BY 2.0] By Maj. Danny Sjursen / Antiwar It is often said that military leaders tend to train and prepare for the last war. Thus, when the next conflict comes, mistakes are made, early engagements bloody, and sometimes whole wars lost. Each and every time, the past-war preparers styled themselves more forward-thinking than their stale forebears. Yet clinging to the comfort of dogma… | Source…
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How Modi is Changing Laws to Help Imperialists Dominate India's Agriculture
Prabhat Patnaik | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-15
The two bills rushed through India's parliament on September 20 were objectionable in every conceivable sense. The very fact that they were being rammed through the Rajya Sabha, without being put to vote despite demands for a division, was grossly anti-democratic. The fact that the Center made unilateral and fundamental changes in agricultural marketing arrangements…
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Kill the Bill, or it will kill us all
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-15
Indonesia's trade unions and social movements are taking to the streets against anti-worker legislation.
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State of the Union
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-15
State of the Union White-tailed deer, and bears How many are out there On shoulders of highways Shredded to pieces by cars Dead birds litter boulevards Rich folks are leaving the city in droves Abandoning furniture, hardly-worn clothes The thrift shops are full As far as I can tell The bakeries are doing well Seeds…
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Will Trump's October surprise be a hot war with China?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-15
Post-COVID-19 hospitalization, Trump pledged to "make China pay." His rhetoric coincides with growing military tensions between the nuclear-armed superpowers–and a military analyst worries about the prospects of war.
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Tesla: The cognizable, knowable scientist and visionary
wsws.org | 2020-10-15
Written and directed by Michael Almereyda, Tesla is a drama about the life of Serbian-American engineer and physicist Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), a remarkable figure. Ethan Hawke plays Tesla.
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Health workers across Delhi strike against unpaid wages
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-15
Protests have been breaking out in various hospitals in New Delhi, India. Health workers of various hospitals across the city are going on indefinite strikes because of unpaid salaries.
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Frei Betto: "It is Totally Naive to Want to Humanize Capitalism"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-15
Carlos Alberto Libanio Christo, better known as Frei Betto, is a recognized Latin American progressive reference and one of the main figures of the Theology of Liberation.
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Factional warfare erupts in New York Times over the 1619 Project
wsws.org | 2020-10-15
Following the publication of a highly critical essay by a New York Times columnist, the public statements issued by the publisher and leading editors reflect tensions provoked by the exposure of the 1619 Project's falsification of history.
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We've Lost the Art of Dying. "The Fear of Missing Out"
Radhika Tikku | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
In his much discussed Being Mortal, Atul Gawande claims modern medicine is ill-equipped to cope with the aged and people near death not because the medical community has a faulty view about what matters most in life, but rather because …
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Head of Oxford University Vaccine Team Says Face Masks, Social Distancing Will Continue Until Next Summer
Steve Watson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
The leader of the coronavirus vaccine team at Oxford University declared Tuesday that nothing is going to approach returning to normal until at least next Summer. | Professor Andrew Pollard said that face masks and social distancing rules are not going …
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Trump vs Deep State: Will Trump Upend Neocolonial World Order?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released an extraordinary statement on Tuesday, decrying a political scene he said "has moved away from spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass, that is unbecoming of any free nation." "The world is …
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Bolivia's corrupt coup makers fear electoral rebuff
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2020-10-15
National elections are scheduled to take place in Bolivia on Oct. 18. They are the first to be held since November 2019, when a Washington-backed coup overthrew the legal government of President Evo Morales. The coup regime, guilty of repression, massive corruption and a mangled response to COVID-19, is facing . . . | Continue reading Bolivia's corrupt coup makers fear electoral rebuff at Workers.org
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Africa Battles COVID-19 Pandemic Effectively
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic there was much concern about the impact the virus would have on the African continent. | Predictions focused on the underdeveloped healthcare, transportation and educational sectors of the African Union (AU) member-states stemming …
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Annual Alpine Crucifixions. "The Fourth Industrial Revolution"
Dr. T. P. Wilkinson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
Sometimes it can be useful to be brief. Last year, the wave of worry, promoted by the Swedish Alberich, without at least the artistic virtue of her deceased compatriot, Birgit Nilsson, stimulated predictions of imminent Gà∂tterdà§mmerung. This virtually Wagnerian …
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The U.S. of Arms: The Art of the Weapons Deal in the Age of Trump
William D. Hartung | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
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 …
globalresearch.ca/art-weapons-deal-age-t…

Hydra Headed: San Francisco's Untold History
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-15
"Tension between the need for urban progress and the ways that progress can crush vulnerable communities is evident all around." — Brahinsky and Tarr on the city of San Francisco Alexander Tarr explains in the acknowledges at the back of A People's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area, which he co-authored with Rachel Brahinsky, that…
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Kids in tech deserts miss online class, NM sends cops
Rin Bernhardt | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-15
Will cops help kids get connected to the internet?
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G20 rolls out half-measure as COVID-induced global debt crisis looms
Patricia Gorky | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-15
The Group of 20 (G20), a loose organization of the countries with the largest economies in the world, announced on Oct. 14 a plan to extend payment suspensions from indebted countries' to rich creditor nations by just six months. This is half of what indebted countries requested. This extension is not enough — the debt …
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COVID Is Not A "Categorically Different Danger"
Donald J. Boudreaux | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
Since March, the coronavirus has been treated as if it is a danger categorically different from other dangers, including other viruses. But this treatment is deeply mistaken. The coronavirus is not a categorically different danger. It occupies a location …
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Amid record long-term unemployment, US government denies aid to workers
wsws.org | 2020-10-15
Whatever the political maneuvering in Congress, the bottom line is that both parties are denying relief to tens of millions of people who are confronting the worst economic and social crisis since the Great Depression.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/15/pers…

AT&T's 5G in Berkeley
Daniel Borgstrom | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
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 …
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Indonesia rises up against attack on labor rights, environmental protections
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-15
Thousands of Indonesians have taken the streets of Jakarta, Bandung, and other cities in protest against the government's push to enact the "omnibus law." The law overturns major labor protection laws, including a federal minimum wage, drastically reduces weekly holidays and paid leaves, cuts down severance pay, and also opens up several polluting and hazardous industries to private investment. Major trade unions have been organizing demonstrations since the law was passed by the national legislature on October 5.
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Command (C2) Systems Powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI): The Pentagon's AI 'Ghost Fleet' Is More than Just Scary — It's Unwise
Michael T. Klare | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
In an October address at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper unveiled the Pentagon's plan for the future Navy, saying it would consist of over 500 warships — almost twice the number now in …
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G20 criticized for extending debt payment suspension by only six months
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-15
Research groups and activists argue that a six-month suspension is not enough for poorer countries. They have demanded the cancellation of all external debt to enable countries to tackle the COVID-19 crisis…
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The 2020 Election Bamboozle: We Are All Victims of the Deep State's Con Game
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-15
"We're run by the Pentagon, we're run by Madison Avenue, we're run by television, and as long as we accept those things and don't revolt we'll have to go along with the stream to the eventual avalanche…. As long as …
globalresearch.ca/2020-election-we-all-v…

Anti-Chinese racism sets stage for New McCarthyism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-15
More than a dozen young visiting scholars from China had their visas abruptly terminated in a letter from administration of the University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, on August 26, in a letter dated …August 26!
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Joe Biden says Muslims would serve 'at every level' in his administration
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-15
Joe Biden says Muslims would serve 'at every level' in his administration | Speaking to Muslim-American advocacy group, Biden reiterates pledge to repeal Trump's 'Muslim ban' on day one of his presidency | Ali Harb | Thu, 10/15/2020 – 01: 20 | Biden pledged to 'rip the poison of hate' from US society (AFP/File photo) | Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden vowed that his administration would reflect the diversity of A…
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Union member killed as police fire on striking workers of South Africa's largest dairy company
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-15
Khilson Manaka, a member of the General Industrial Workers Union of South Africa (GIWUSA), was killed while fleeing police bullets. He was an employee of Clover Diaries where workers are on strike demanding a 16% hike…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/15/union-mem…

Remembering Mario Molina, who warned about ozone layer depletion by CFC
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-15
The Nobel prize winner, an iconic figure in the ozone layer depletion study, died of a heart attack at the age of 77 on October 7. Due to his work, the ozone layer is likely to be healed by the 2080s…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/15/rememberi…

Movement wins arrest of Texas cop who killed Jonathan Price
Caleb Granger | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-15
The brutal, racist killing of Jonathan Price struck a nerve not only in Wolfe City, but throughout the state of Texas.
liberationnews.org/movement-wins-arrest-…

ANOTHER mysterious jetpacker spotted soaring above Los Angeles airport as FBI still struggles with previous encounter
rt.com | 2020-10-15
An airline crew has reported seeing yet another person in a jetpack flying thousands of feet over LAX, the second such sighting in a matter of weeks. The FBI, which is still looking into the first encounter, has begun a new probe. | …
rt.com/usa/503544-another-jetpacker-los-…

Social protection coverage in Asia and the Pacific 'riddled with gaps'
news.un.org | 2020-10-15
More than half the population of the vast Asia and Pacific region lack any social protection coverage, leaving populations vulnerable to ill-health, poverty, inequality and social exclusion, a new UN report has found.
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U.S. Seeks to Divide Iraq–MES EP.76
Marwa Osman | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-15
The US, pushed into a corner by Iraqi calls to expel the US occupying forces from their country, is seeking to split Iraq into three separate sectarian regions in order to maintain its troop presence in the region. By doing so, the US is seeking to stir more hatred and conflict in Iraq, in order to keep the country down. This allows the US to keep its forces inside of Iraq, simply by relocating them to elsewhere in the country, most probably into Iraqi Kurdistan. | To discuss this issue with us from Beirut is Laith Marouf political commentator. | The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in a controversial move…
thealtworld.com/marwa_osman/u-s-seeks-to…

Life in Cancer Alley
Robert Koehler | zcomm.org | 2020-10-15
Shut up and let corporate America — and also, for that matter, corporate Taiwan — get on with its business. We have ethane to crack and plastic to produce. We dare not let America run out of shopping bags…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/life-in-cancer-all…

Packing the Courts
Lisa Graves | zcomm.org | 2020-10-15
How Republicans Spent Decades Installing Judges to Cement Minority Rule…
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The Nightmare Facing the Poor and Working Class If There's Not Another Stimulus
Jeff Schuhrke | zcomm.org | 2020-10-15
With time running out and Republicans balking at more Covid relief, U.S. workers are facing a future of financial misery…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-nightmare-faci…

Most Germans Want US Military to Leave the Country
Gerry Mohan | zcomm.org | 2020-10-15
Unlike their elected riulers, most Germans don't want to be part of the nuclear 'theater' Trump, once again doing the right thing for the wrong reasons, wants to pull US troops out of Germany because Germany doesn't spend enough on "defence". The German population tend to like it but don't like his reasons. And, as Read…
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Review of the film 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'
Owen Gleiberman | zcomm.org | 2020-10-15
Aaron Sorkin's Counterculture Docudrama Is a Knockout — the Rare Profound Movie About the 1960s…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/review-of-the-film…

The U.S. of A(rms)
William D. Hartung | zcomm.org | 2020-10-15
The Art of the Weapons Deal in the Age of Trump…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-u-s-of-arms/

Solitary Confinement Increases Risk Of Premature Death After Release
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-15
A recently published study of people released from North Carolina prisons confirms what many have long suspected: solitary confinement increases the risk of premature death, even after release. Personal stories, like those of Kalief Browder's isolation and subsequent suicide, are canaries in the coal mine. Underneath seemingly isolated events, researchers now find that solitary confinement is linked to more deaths after release from prison. These preventable deaths aren't outliers; in the U.S., where the use of solitary confinement is widespread, an estimated 80,000 people are held…
popularresistance.org/solitary-confineme…

Top Bolivian Coup Plotters Trained By US Military
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-15
The United States played a key role in the military coup in Bolivia, and in a direct way that has scarcely been acknowledged in accounts of the events that forced the country's elected president, Evo Morales, to resign on November 10. | Just prior to Morales' resignation, the commander of Bolivia's armed forces Williams Kaliman "suggested" that the president step down. A day earlier, sectors of the country's police force had rebelled. | Though Kaliman appears to have feigned loyalty to Morales over the years, his true colors showed as soon as the moment of opportunity arrived.
popularresistance.org/top-bolivian-coup-…

Workers Tried To Blow The Whistle On COVID19 Hazards
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-15
As soon as the coronavirus pandemic began, workers across the country flooded federal and state offices with complaints that their employers weren't protecting them from the health threat. The concerns have continued to pour into workplace safety agencies for seven months, totaling nearly 40,000 as of Thursday. | It turns out the allegations have been a flashing warning sign all along, according to a new working paper published by the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. The analysis of data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration shows that a rise in workers' safety complaints ha…
popularresistance.org/workers-tried-to-b…

Liberalism And Fascism: Partners In Crime
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-15
Time and again we hear that liberalism is the last bulwark against fascism. It represents a defense of the rule of law and democracy in the face of aberrant, malevolent demagogues intent on destroying a perfectly good system for their own gain. This apparent opposition has been deeply engrained in contemporary so-called Western liberal democracies through their shared origin myth. As every school child in the U.S. learns, for instance, liberalism defeated fascism in World War II, beating back the Nazi beast in order to establish a new international order that–for all of its potential faults and misdeeds[mda…
popularresistance.org/liberalism-and-fas…

Morales Warns About US Meddling In Upcoming Elections
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-15
The former head of state made the remarks in an exclusive interview with Iran's Hispan TV Spanish-language television network on Tuesday. | Morales was seeking to nationalize the extraction of Bolivia's lithium reserves when he was forced to resign last November under pressure from the military and following the opposition's challenging the victory that he had secured in presidential elections a month earlier. | The former president, who both himself and his Movement for Socialism (MAS) still wield influence in Bolivia's politics, sought exile in Mexico back then and is currently residing in Argentina, closely mo…
popularresistance.org/morales-warns-abou…

The US Is On A Path To War With China
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-15
It was gripping , stunning testimony. Before congress, a 15 year old volunteer nurse, Nayirah, struggled to compose her trembling voice, barely holding back tears, as she testified that marauding soldiers had thrown babies out of incubators in a hospital, leaving them to die on the floor. | Later, Amnesty International confirmed authoritatively that 312 babies had been killed this way[i]. All the news agencies ran with the story, and the country and congress were in a total uproar. | There was only one problem: it was completely, utterly, totally fraudulent.
popularresistance.org/the-us-is-on-a-pat…

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs Juneteenth Holiday Legislation
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
"This new public holiday will serve as a day to recognize the achievements of the Black community, while also providing an important opportunity for self-reflection on the systemic injustices that our society still faces today,"
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Friday 10/16: Socialism Forum – The US "justice" system: How it really works, who it really serves
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
Register for the forum here: | us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FLtg…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/14/1883756…

Thursday 10/15: 10/15 SF Rally Against Prop 22-Sick of GIG Greed
SFLC | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
SF City Hall | Polk &McAllister St. | SF | March to UBER HA…
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Tuesday 10/20: Fighting Fascism
Arthur Persyko | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
us02web.zoom.us/j/84065571772?pwd=cWg1YX…

Friday 10/16: San Jose: BLM & YES on Prop 16: Opportunity for All Rally
YOFAP | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
Plaza de César Chávez, 1 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 | NOTE: Masks & social distancing…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/15/1883757…

COVID Crisis: G20 Defers Action on Aid, Tax and Debt Cancellation
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
G20 finance ministers agreed to extend debt payment relief for the 73 poorest countries and, in principle, to have a common framework to cancel debts. The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors met on global COVID-19 response plans ahead of the Annual IMF and World Bank Meetings.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/14/1883755…

Friday 10/16: Oakland: BLM & YES on Prop 16: Opportunity for All Rally
YOFAP | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
Lake Merritt Amphitheatre, Between 12th Street and 1st Ave., Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA 94612 | NOTE: Masks & social distancing required…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/15/1883757…

La colonizacià≤n extractivista de Abya Yala
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
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The War on Cuba
Maité Rizo | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
Is the Cuba Blockade a Myth?>…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/13/1883753…

Sunday 10/18: Women's March Action Online: #CountOnUs Digital Action Weekend to #GOTV (Day 2)
Women's March Action | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
Online/digital action options during COVID-19…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/14/1883754…

During apocalyptic fires, elected officials called on Newsom to declare state of emergency
Ramona du Houx | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
Climate change created drought conditions and tinder box forests yet California remains a top oil producer adding to greenhouse gas emissions.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/15/1883757…

Wednesday 10/14: Know Your Props: Panel Discussion on the 12 California Ballot Propositions
Planned Parenthood MM and partners | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
Online via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/13/1883753…

Friday 10/16: Sacramento: Students on the Capitol Steps for Yes on 16 Rally
YOFAP | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
South Steps of California State Capitol building, between Nth Street & 10th Street & L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 | NOTE: Masks and social distancing required…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/15/1883757…

Saturday 10/17: Women's March Action Online: #CountOnUs Digital Action Weekend to #GOTV (Day 1)
Women's March Action | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
Online/digital action options during COVID-19…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/14/1883754…

There are Many Reasons to Oppose the Library/Garage/Housing Project in Downtown Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz News | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
Rick Longinotti of the Campaign for Sustainable Transportation has written a rebuttal to former Mayor of Santa Cruz Don Lane's blog post in support of the proposed six-story library/garage/housing project. Read Longinotti's full response below.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/14/1883756…

In CA, Latino farming communities hardest by COVID-19 and environmental injustice
Ramona du Houx | indybay.org | 2020-10-15
The California Latino community has been disproportionately infected by the coronavirus. Latinos make up 39 percent of the population in the state, but account for 56 percent of COVID-19 infections and 46 percent of deaths. That's three times the rate as Whites. State officials say, many employers have not reliably provided protective equipment to workers or implemented social distancing or mask wearing rules. This is systemic racism. Too often, they live in neighborhoods that are located near oil industry operations in California, one of America's top crude oil and gas producing states. Gov. Newsom needs to addr…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/13/1883753…

Clinical characteristics and outcomes among hospitalized adults with severe COVID-19 admitted to a tertiary medical center and receiving antiviral, antimalarials, glucocorticoids, or immunomodulation with tocilizumab or cyclosporine: A retrospective observational study (COQUIMA cohort)
Pablo Guisado-Vasco, Sofia Valderas-Ortega, Maria Maravillas Carralón-González, Ana Roda-Santacruz, Lucia González-Cortijo, Gabriel Sotres-Fernández, Eva María Martí-Ballesteros, José Manuel Luque-Pinilla, Elena Almagro-Casado, Félix J. La Coma-Lanuza, Ruth Barrena-Puertas, Esteban Javier Malo-Benages, María José Monforte-Gómez, Rocío Diez-Munar, Esther Merino-Lanza, Lorena Comeche-Casanova, Margarita Remirez-de-Esparza-Otero, María Correyero-Plaza, Manuel Recio-Rodríguez, Margarita Rodríguez-López, María Dolores Sánchez-Manzano, Cristina Andreu-Vázquez, Israel John Thuissard-Vasallo, José María Echave-Sustaeta María-Tomé, Daniel Carnevali-Ruiz | thelancet.com | 2020-10-15
In a real-clinical setting, inhibition of the calcineurin inflammatory pathway, NF-κΒ, could reduce the hyperinflammatory phase in COVID-19. Our findings might entail relevant implications for the therapy of this disease and could boost the design of new clinical trials among subjects affected by severe COVID-19.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30335-7/fulltext?rss=yes

As Fires Burn Across Nagorno-Karabakh and Beyond, Wiser Heads Must Prevail
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-15
A wise American once said "We either hang together or we will certainly hang separately." | When Ben Franklin spoke those words in 1776, the elder statesman was stating a simple truth that unless the early colonies overcame their differences, fears and prejudices to unite under a higher unifying self interest that transcended their "local" concerns, they would all be mutually destroyed. | Today, these same words apply just as well to those modern states who, though not American, have everything to lose by clinging onto historic resentments, prejudices, and Cold War traditions. These same states have all to gain b…
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Shhh! Don't Talk About Hunter Biden
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-15
Rod DREHER | The New York Post had a big scoop today: Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by…
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Running Out of Time… October Surprise Redux?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-15
There is considerable speculation in Washington about a so-called October Surprise being engineered by either party to change the outcome of the upcoming election. The original October Surprise took place in 1980, when Ronald Reagan's campaign manager William Casey conspired with several senior CIA officers in Europe to convince the Iranian government to delay the release of the American Embassy hostages until after the November election against Jimmy Carter. Casey believed that any earlier release of the hostages would give a boost to the Carter campaign. The Iranian government was approached and complied with t…
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The Heat: Shenzhen's transformation
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2020-10-15
It once was a small fishing village. Now, it's one of the most advanced cities in the world. We will take a look at China's Shenzhen.
america.cgtn.com/2020/10/15/the-heat-she…

AFC Futsal Championship 2020 postponed once again
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-15
TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (MNA) — The 16th edition of the AFC Futsal Championship has been postponed once again due to the pandemic.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164762/AFC-Futsal-C…

'Tangle' to go on screen at St. Louis Intl. FilmFest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-15
TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (MNA) — Iranian short animated piece 'Tangle', directed by Maliheh Gholamzadeh, will take part at the 29th edition of the St. Louis International Film Festival in US.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164755/Tangle-to-go…

Iran, Slovakia to expand media coop.: envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-15
TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (MNA) — Following his visit with Slovakian officials, Iranian ambassador to Slovakia announced that Iran-Slovakia media cooperation will be strengthened.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164761/Iran-Slovaki…

World Anaesthesia Day
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-15
TEHRAN, Oct. 16 (MNA) — World Anaesthesia Day, also known National Anaesthesia Day or Ether Day, is an annual event celebrated around the world on 16 October to commemorate the first successful demonstration of diethyl ether anesthesia in 1846.
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Iranian, Azeri FMs discuss latest developments in Karabakh
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-15
TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a phone talk with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov on the latest developments in Nagorno-Karabakh region.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164770/Iranian-Azer…

Iranian police seize over 1 tons of illicit drugs in Kerman
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-15
TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (MNA) — The police forces of Kerman province, in south Iran, have confiscated 1,340 kilograms of narcotics in the province during two separate operations.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164758/Iranian-poli…

Tribute to Ibrahim Forouzesh, Kambuzia Partovi at 33rd ICFF
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-15
TEHRAN, Oct. 16 (MNA) — Tributes to Ibrahim Forouzesh and Kambuzia Partovi will be paid at the 33rd ICFF.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164766/Tribute-to-I…

Fraction of money earmarked for COVID-19 recovery could boost climate efforts
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-15
Global stimulus plans for economic recovery after the pandemic could easily cover climate-friendly policies, suggests new study.
imperial.ac.uk/news/206593/fraction-money-earmarked-covid-19-recovery-could

The Forum leads programme to improve evidence in policymaking
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-15
The Forum joined forces with the Institute for Government to deliver a programme of work on improving the use of evidence in policymaking.
imperial.ac.uk/news/206493/the-forum-leads-programme-improve-evidence

White City school students innovate for life after COVID-19
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-15
Three female students have won top prizes for innovation in this year's Maker Challenge.
imperial.ac.uk/news/206693/white-city-school-students-innovate-life

Future Research and Innovation Leaders Awarded Research Fellowships
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-15
Four Imperial researchers have been awarded Future Leader Fellowships from UK Research and Innovation.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204354/future-research-innovation-leaders-awarded-research

US press reports confirm killing of Portland anti-fascist was targeted police assassination
wsws.org | 2020-10-15
Trump raised the killing of Reinoehl as a great achievement during the first presidential debate with former Vice President Joe Biden. The Democratic candidate made no objection.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/15/port…

CEO of NHS Trust — "Second covid wave will be '10 times harder' to deal with
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-10-15
A report in the Health Service Journal paints a dire picture of the coming reality of the second Covid wave. Whilst politicians continue their poor decision making, inevitable U-turns then fight out the blame game — the national health service faces the destructive forces of not one battle — but three. The second wave of …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/ceo-of-nhs-trust-second-covid-wave-will-be-10-times-harder-to-deal-with/

'This war must end': Doctors express 'shock' over severity of war wounds in Nagorno-Karabakh in interviews with RT
rt.com | 2020-10-15
Medics from as far away as France who travelled to help as fighting between Armenians and Azerbaijanis erupted in Nagorno-Karabakh, have told RT they weren't fully prepared for the atrocities and called for the fighting to stop. | Intense clashes between ethnic Armenian and Azeri forces over Nagorno-Karabakh have been raging since late September. The mainly Armenian-populated region, which is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, declared independence from Baku in 1991 and has since been backed by Armenia, which has stopped short of officially recognizing it. Azeri authorities consider Nagorno-Kara…
rt.com/russia/503601-nagorno-karabakh-me…

Jobs, virtual reality & low carbon emissions! BAE makes PR blitz for Tempest fighter jet as UK military stares at budget crunch
rt.com | 2020-10-15
Seeking to secure funding, BAE Systems claims its billions-worth Tempest jet program will be affordable, create thousands of jobs, and feature cutting-edge software and eco-friendly tech. It sounds a lot like the US's F-35 fiasco. | Once the fifth-generation jet becomes operational in 2035, swarms of drones will accompany it into combat, while its pilot will have an AI "avatar" copilot helping them focus on commanding the mission, not flying the plane. Its radar will be 10,000 times more powerful. A "virtual cockpit" will eliminate buttons and enable flying by gesture. The program will pour £35.3 billion…
rt.com/uk/503645-tempest-bae-jet-blitz/

France & Italy set daily records for new coronavirus cases as Covid surge rolls on
rt.com | 2020-10-15
The Covid-19 outbreak in Europe is deteriorating further. France has seen a record 30,621 new cases in the last 24 hours. Italy has also set its all-time daily high of 8,804 infections, with the Campania region shutting schools. | On Thursday, the number of new cases across France jumped by more than 8,000 compared to the previous day, with hospitalizations and fatalities also on the rise. | The country has recorded 809,684 positive cases and 33,125 deaths since the start of the pandemic. President Emmanuel Macron announced a nightly curfew in Paris and other major French coronavirus-hit cities on Wednesday, a…
rt.com/news/503643-italy-france-coronavi…

Boris Johnson at Sea: Coronavirus Confusion in the UK
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-15
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 errors of communication as committed last month, when he got into a tangle over new coronavirus…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/15/boris-johnso…

Brexit — Ten reasons why Boris Johnson will back down and do a deal
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-10-15
TruePublica Editor: The word on the ground in political circles is that Boris Johnson is facing political armageddon. The battleground of Brexit and Covid has left Johnson with his back in a corner. With a no-deal Brexit and a Joe Biden win, Britain will be the only major economy in the world with no trade …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/brexit-ten-reasons-why-boris-johnson-will-back-down-and-do-a-deal/

Premier of NSW Corruption Inc must stand down
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-15
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Cashless welfare card entrenches racism, poverty, corruption
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-15
Jim McIlroy writes the federal government is moving to extend the stigmatising cashless debit card, handing responsibility for vulnerable sectors to a private company.
greenleft.org.au/content/cashless-welfar…

Premier of NSW Corruption Inc must stand down
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-15
The ICAC inquiry has shown that NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian knew enough to know she should not completely know something. Jim McIlroy and Pip Hinman argue she should stand down.
greenleft.org.au/content/premier-nsw-cor…

Cashless welfare card entrenches racism, poverty, corruption
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-15
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Lighting up the Elite's Solutions will Still Smell of Sulphur
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-15
I also know that one must do what one can do. No matter how little it is, it is nonetheless a human testimony and human testimonies, as long as they are not based on greed or personal ambition for power, can have unexpected positive effects….I believe in local action and in small dimensions. It is …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/lighting-up-t…

US Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Sri Lanka amid rising anti-China provocations
wsws.org | 2020-10-15
Pompeo's visit is another step in Washington's policy of pushing its Asian regional partners into direct military confrontation with Beijing.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/15/slus…

Police admit that they used at least six undercover officers to spy on one woman
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-10-15
Imagine being spied upon, not just by one undercover police officer, but by at least six. This is what happened to environmental activist Kate Wilson. And now the police have finally admitted that this surveillance of Wilson breached her human rights. | In 2003, Wilson met undercover police officer Mark Kennedy, and they lived…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/10/15/poli…

Synthesizing Sound and Self
Sasha Geffen | thenation.com | 2020-10-15
Synthesizing Sound and Self…
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Democrats Should Stop Worrying About Debating Climate Change
Karthik Ganapathy | thenation.com | 2020-10-15
Democrats Should Stop Worrying About Debating Climate Change…
thenation.com/article/politics/democrats…

Twitter BLOCKS sharing links to NYPost's Hunter Biden emails story, invoking 'HACKED MATERIALS' policy for first time ever
rt.com | 2020-10-14
Twitter has one-upped Facebook's censorship regarding a story based on alleged emails from Democratic candidate Joe Biden's son Hunter about his Ukraine dealings, blocking all users from sharing it via tweet or direct message. | Twitter users were blocked on Wednesday from sharing the New York Post story critical of the Bidens published just that morning. The decision was based on a never-before-invoked "hacked materials policy" that Twitter announced hours after Facebook had stomped on the same story.
rt.com/usa/503531-twitter-bans-share-bid…

Outrage Ensues After Facebook, Twitter Block Sharing of New York Post's Hunter Biden Story
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-14
After the New York Post dropped a bombshell story about Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden's son Hunter's Ukrainian business dealings on Wednesday, social media giants Facebook and Twitter rushed to limit its spread, prompting accusations of censorship and in-kind aid to Joe Biden.
sputniknews.com/us/202010141080772445-ou…

Two Massive New Leaks Show Dirty Underbelly of Empire
Lee Camp | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-14
Most Americans don't know reality. They know their personal reality, but unfortunately their reality is thoroughly detached from real pure, uncut reality. For example, do they know that police across the country work with corporations to criminalize journalism? Do they know that large PR companies created a false reality to justify U.S. intervention in Syria?
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Two Massive New Leaks Show Dirty Underbelly Of Empire
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-14
Most Americans don't know reality. | They know their personal reality, but unfortunately their reality is thoroughly detached from real pure, uncut reality. For example, do they know that police across the country work with corporations to criminalize journalism? Do they know that large PR companies created a false reality to justify U.S. intervention in Syria? Do they know the word "intervention" acts as a euphemism for "cold-blooded murder under false pretenses"? | Americans don't know these aspects of reality. You and I wouldn't know either if it weren't for leaks and whistleblowers.
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Day two of hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett: Democrats maintain silence on White House plot to overturn election
wsws.org | 2020-10-14
At Tuesday's hearing, the Democrats adopted a posture of cringing respect for the far-right judge, echoing Biden's remark in last month's presidential debate that she is "a very fine woman."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/14/barr…

Barrett dodges questions, refuses to say Trump can't delay election
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-14
WASHINGTON–Duck, dodge, and weave. Frustrating Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats, that was the common "response" federal appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett produced on issue after issue during the second day of the panel's hearings on her nomination to the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. On everything from revisiting the legality of gay marriage to …
peoplesworld.org/article/barrett-dodges-…

Michigan Supreme Court overturns governor's executive orders on COVID-19 pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-10-14
The rulings coincide with the demands of the ruling elite that workers return to work under dangerous conditions so that profitability can be restored.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/14/mich…

Controversy Over the Alleged Abortion Views of Amy Coney Barrett Misses Wider Issues
James O'Neill | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-14
The nomination to the United States Supreme Court of Amy Coney Barrett has raised again the issue of access to abortion, legalised in the United States in the decision in Roe v Wade 410 US 113 (1973) 47 years ago. If Ms Barrett is confirmed as a member of the Supreme Court it will make …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/controversy-o…

Merriam-Webster labels 'sexual preference' OFFENSIVE after uproar over LGBTQ terminology during SCOTUS confirmation hearing
rt.com | 2020-10-14
Merriam-Webster has been accused of politicizing its dictionary after it flagged the term 'sexual preference' as offensive, mirroring a complaint leveled against Amy Coney Barrett during her SCOTUS confirmation hearing. | The curious edit was spotted hours after Barrett was lambasted for using the phrase "sexual preference" to refer to LGBTQ Americans' sexual orientations as she answered questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. | Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono berated the conservative Supreme Court nominee for using the term, claiming that it was "offensive and outdated." The senator alleged…
rt.com/usa/503427-merriam-webster-sexual…

Can Trump Delay Election or Reject Peaceful Transition of Power? Amy Coney Barrett Refuses to Say
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-14
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett faced 11 hours of questioning in the Senate Tuesday but refused to provide clarity about her views on the Affordable Care Act, Roe v. Wade, voting rights and even if President Trump could delay the election. Republicans are racing to confirm the 48-year-old federal judge before Election Day, which would give conservatives a commanding 6-3 majority on the high court. We air highlights from the marathon session.
www.democracynow.org/2020/10/14/amy_cone…

Making the Supreme Court Safe for Democracy: Samuel Moyn on Reforming an Undemocratic Institution
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-14
As Republicans race to confirm President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett prior to Election Day and cement a conservative majority on the top court for a generation or more, calls are growing for Joe Biden to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court if elected president. But Yale legal scholar Samuel Moyn argues that beyond "packing the court" and other measures commonly proposed to rebalance the Supreme Court's ideological makeup, the institution as a whole must be weakened in order to safeguard democracy. "This country was founded on minority rule and the rejection of democracy, and t…
www.democracynow.org/2020/10/14/samuel_m…

Dahlia Lithwick: Amy Coney Barrett May Claim Neutrality, But Her Record Is "Extremely Conservative"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-14
In the second day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, the federal judge's refusal to answer basic questions on voter intimidation and whether a president can delay elections did her "no favors" and was part of an aim to "present herself as neutral; she's an open book; whatever she was before, whatever she ruled on the bench before, is immaterial," says Dahlia Lithwick, senior legal correspondent and Supreme Court reporter for Slate.com. "There are some issues that don't need to be approached with an open mind. … She could have allayed a lot of fears."
www.democracynow.org/2020/10/14/dahlia_l…

Packing the Court: Why Joe Biden Can't Commit
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-14
The latest issue roiling the U.S. presidential race is the Supreme Court and what to do if it bucks the wishes of the ruling party. The reason is the Amy Coney Barrett nomination, which, assuming it goes through, could result in a 6-3 conservative majority lasting well into the 2030s. | Since this would spell doom for a Biden-Harris administration, Democrats have come up with what they think is a perfect solution. It's called packing the court, and it entails expanding "the Supremes" from nine to fifteen members in order to fill the ranks with liberals guaranteed to toe the party line. | It's neat, clean, and con…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/14/pa…

Barrett Says Can Not Opine if US President Can Pardon Himself Without Knowing Pardon Scope
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-14
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Supreme Court nominee Amy Barrett said during her confirmation hearing that she can not opine on whether the US president can pardon himself for committed crimes without her going through the judicial process to decide on the issue, but emphasised that no one is above the law.
sputniknews.com/us/202010141080772956-ba…

SCOTUS Must Be Weakened to Safeguard Democracy, Says Legal Scholar
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-14
As Republicans race to confirm President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett prior to Election Day and cement a conservative majority on the top court for a generation or more, calls are growing for Joe Biden to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court if elected president. But Yale legal scholar Samuel Moyn argues that beyond "packing the court" and other measures commonly proposed to rebalance the Supreme Court's ideological makeup, the institution as a whole must be weakened in o…
truthout.org/video/scotus-must-be-weaken…

Trump Has Cut the Census Short. As a Census Worker, I Can See Who Will Suffer
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-14
The Supreme Court effectively approved the Trump administration's request to cut the 2020 census short in a ruling issued Tuesday in response to an emergency request made last week by the Justice Department. Hours later, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that all operations, including door-to-door interviews, would cease on October 15 — 16 days earlier than previously scheduled. | The…
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An Open Letter to Judge Amy Coney Barrett, From Your Notre Dame Colleagues
CounterPunch News Service | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-14
October 10, 2020 Dear Judge Barrett, We write to you as fellow faculty members at the University of Notre Dame. We congratulate you on your nomination to the United States Supreme Court. An appointment to the Court is the crowning achievement of a legal career and speaks to the commitments you have made throughout your…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/14/an-open-lett…

Here's One Good Way to Reform a Battered US Supreme Court
Steven Hill | commondreams.org | 2020-10-14
Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett puts her mask on during her Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on October 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Barrett was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away in September. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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How to Save Democracy From GOP Sabotage
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2020-10-14
The Constitution doesn't prevent increasing the size of the Supreme Court in order to balance it. (Photo: Peoples World/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Can Trump delay election or reject peaceful transition of power? Amy Coney Barrett refuses to say
Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-14
Republicans are racing to confirm the 48-year-old federal judge before Election Day, which would give conservatives a commanding 6-3 majority on the high court.
nationofchange.org/2020/10/14/can-trump-…

Barrett Will Destroy the ACA
Kelsey Lyles | progressive.org | 2020-10-14
Ruling against the ACA would end the health care of millions of Americans.
progressive.org/op-eds/barrett-will-dest…

'It instilled such problems': ex-member of Amy Coney Barrett's faith group speaks out
Stephanie Kirchgaessner | zcomm.org | 2020-10-14
Former insiders and religious scholars say scrutiny of Barrett's connection to People of Praise is entirely legitimate…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/it-instilled-such-…

Barrett Decried Roe's "Barbaric Legacy," But Now Says She Doesn't Have an Agenda
Chris Walker | zcomm.org | 2020-10-14
Amy Coney Barrett refused on Tuesday to give a straightforward answer on the question of whether she believes a landmark abortion case should remain intact or not…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/barrett-decried-ro…

The Devil in the Many Details of Amy Coney Barrett's Testimony
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2020-10-14
The Devil in the Many Details of Amy Coney Barrett's Testimony…
thenation.com/article/politics/amy-coney…

How the 'Army for Trump' Is Already Turning Polling Places into a Battleground
Roger Bybee | progressive.org | 2020-10-14
With the President calling for his supporters to target polling sites, the November 3 election could be the most dangerous since the Civil War.
progressive.org/dispatches/army-for-trum…

How Trump's politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic put every American at risk
Tom Conway | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-14
Trump continues to trivialize the virus in a pathetic ploy to shore up his sagging image before the Nov. 3 election.
nationofchange.org/2020/10/14/how-trumps…

'Out-vote the hate': Tlaib and Omar call for large Muslim turnout
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-14
'Out-vote the hate': Tlaib and Omar call for large Muslim turnout | At virtual event hosted by Senator Bernie Sanders, the congresswomen and other prominent US Muslims called for 'historic' turnout to defeat Trump | Ali Harb | Wed, 10/14/2020 – 03: 55 | 'Go out there and make sure this election is too big to rig,' Rashida Tlaib says (AFP/File photo) | Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar along with other prominent Mus…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/out-vote-hate…

Dangerous delusions: US claims arms control 'agreement' with Russia for Trump election points
Scott Ritter | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-14
Extending the New START treaty until a new arms control agreement can be negotiated is in the best interest of world peace. President Trump, however, seems ready to sacrifice that security for a few points in pre-election ratings. | There is one thing virtually every arms control expert can agree on: extending the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, known as New START, past its February 2021 expiration date is essential for preventing a new nuclear arms race between the US and Russia. As such, it should be done even in the face of widespread disagreement over what a new arms control treaty would look like, and who w…
thealtworld.com/scott_ritter/dangerous-d…

In Afghanistan, American Troops patrol the same routes their fathers did
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-10-14
Thousands of U.S. 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.
mronline.org/2020/10/14/in-afghanistan-a…

Thousands displaced by fighting in southern Afghanistan
news.un.org | 2020-10-14
Thousands of people have been displaced and critical health services interrupted, after fighting erupted last weekend between security forces and Taliban fighters in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, the UN humanitarian office has reported.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

Afghanistan: 19 Years of War
Maya Evans | zcomm.org | 2020-10-14
19 years later and the US is still trying to extricate itself out of the longest war in its history…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/afghanistan-19-yea…

Abdullah Abdullah to visit Tehran on Sunday: FM spox
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-14
TEHRAN, Oct. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that the Head of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah is set to visit Iran on Sunday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164747/Abdullah-Abd…

Trapped Civilians in Afghanistan Must Be Allowed Out of Laskhkar Gah Amid Heavy Fighting
commondreams.org | 2020-10-14
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Threats to the Life of Nobel Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege in Seeking Peace and Justice in the DRC
African Bar Association | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-14
The African Bar Association wishes to express deep concern about the recent threats to the life and person of Dr. Denis Mukwege. This misguided threats arising from the activist activities of the Nobel Laureate in seeking for justice in …
globalresearch.ca/press-statement-africa…

The Palestinian Struggle Betrayed
Askiah Adam | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-14
The Abraham Accord signed recently between Israel on the one hand and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain on the other, is touted as a peace deal. They were not at war. There was peace between them and much …
globalresearch.ca/palestinian-struggle-b…

Lebanon and Israel hold unprecedented talks on disputed maritime border
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-14
Lebanon and Israel hold unprecedented talks on disputed maritime border | The two countries, technically at war, are seeking to settle a maritime border dispute and clear the way for oil and gas exploration | MEE and agencies | Wed, 10/14/2020 – 11: 14 | Vehicles of the UN peacekeeping force UNIFIL are pictured in the southernmost area of Naqoura, by the border with Israel, where talks between Israel and Leb…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/lebanon-israe…

'We are Many, They are Few': Nonviolent Resistance to the Elite's COVID-19 Coup
Robert J. Burrowes | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-14
On 16 August 1819, an estimated 60,000 pro-democracy and anti-poverty activists were peacefully protesting the utterly corrupt nature of the Parliament in Westminster and demanding the reform of parliamentary representation (which afforded less than 2% of people the right to …
globalresearch.ca/nonviolent-resistance-…

Scenario Forecasting: What Could A Russian Intervention In Nagorno-Karabakh Look Like?>
oneworld.press | 2020-10-14
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov's suggestion to deploy Russian peacekeepers and military observers into the universally recognized Azerbaijani territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and its seven surrounding districts under Armenian occupation pending both sides' agreement raises the prospect of Moscow's military intervention in this conflict, which is worthwhile examining since this scenario isn't as far-fetched as some might think.
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Israel approves new West Bank housing, just weeks after 'peace' deals with UAE, Bahrain
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-14
Israel approves new West Bank housing, just weeks after 'peace' deals with UAE, Bahrain | Gulf normalisation agreements were initially advertised as hinging on a freeze in settlement construction | MEE and agencies | Wed, 10/14/2020 – 12: 40 | New apartments buildings under construction in the Beit El settlement in the occupied the West Bank (AFP) | Israel has approved the construction of new homes in its il…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palest…

Continued violence strains Colombia peace process, Security Council hears
news.un.org | 2020-10-14
Enormous challenges remain on the road to lasting peace in Colombia, where despite ongoing attacks and stigmatization, the vast majority of former FARC-EP fighters who laid down their weapons under a 2016 peace agreement with the Government, remain engaged in the reintegration process, the head of the UN mission in the South American country says.
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Trump's Endless Wars
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2020-10-14
The pretend peacemaker has repeatedly endangered the nation and world…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trumps-endless-war…

Buddha In A Gorilla Suit
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-14
Can you notice the Heaven behind your own eyes? | Can you notice the orgasms in your cells? | The preacher tells us it's on the other side of death. | The teacher tells us it's on the other side of accomplishment. | The banker tells us it's on the other side of wealth. | The athlete tells us it's on the other side of victory. | The actor tells us it's on the other side of heroic deeds. | The politician tells us it's on the other side of voting. | The news man tells us it's on the other side of war. | But it's not. It's right here. It's always been right here. | It is not on the other side of spiritual achievement…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/buddha-…

Buddha In A Gorilla Suit
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-14
Can you notice the orgasms in your cells? | The preacher tells us it's on the other side of death. | The teacher tells us it's on the other side of accomplishment. | The banker tells us it's on the other side of wealth. | The athlete tells us it's on the other side of victory. | The actor tells us it's on the other side of heroic deeds. | The politician tells us it's on the other side of voting. | The news man tells us it's on the other side of war. | But it's not. It's right here. It's always been right here. | It is not on the other side of spiritual achievement. | It is not on the other side of mystical transc…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/buddha-…

Western Anger as China, Russia Elected to UN Human Rights Council and Saudi Arabia Rejected
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-14
The rejection of Saudi Arabia, the only country that did not receive the required number of votes from UN member states, has been seen as a repudiation of the Kingdom's decreasing international support.
mintpressnews.com/china-russia-elected-u…

55 Million People Face Famine as COVID-Ravaged Economies Fail To Meet Funding Goals
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-14
Nations the world over have scrambled to take emergency action in the wake of COVID-19, as businesses have been disrupted, supply lines cut and economies stunted, leaving foreign aid programs underfunded and millions without food.
mintpressnews.com/55-million-people-face…

Western Anger as China, Russia Elected to UN Human Rights Council and Saudi Arabia Rejected
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-14
The rejection of Saudi Arabia, the only country that did not receive the required number of votes from UN member states, has been seen as a repudiation of the Kingdom's decreasing international support. | MPN– In a secret ballot at the United Nations yesterday, Saudi Arabia was rejected for a position on the body's 47-country Human Rights Council (HRC). The only country that did not receive the required number of votes from member states, the failure has been seen as a repudiation of the Kingdom's abysmal human rights record and its decreasing international support. | 15 positions were filled yesterday, alth…
thealtworld.com/alan_macleod/western-ang…

55 Million People Face Famine as COVID-Ravaged Economies Fail To Meet Funding Goals
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-14
Nations the world over have scrambled to take emergency action in the wake of COVID-19, as businesses have been disrupted, supply lines cut and economies stunted, leaving foreign aid programs underfunded and millions without food. | MPN- More than 55 million people in seven countries are in desperate need of COVID-19-related famine relief. That is according to a new report from international charity Oxfam, entitled "Later will be too…
thealtworld.com/alan_macleod/55-million-…

Iran home to one of oldest, deepest cultures
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-14
TEHRAN, Oct. 14 (MNA) — Andre Vltchek a philosopher, novelist, filmmaker, and journalist has described Iran as home to one of the oldest and deepest cultures in the world that helps Iranian people to survive the most frightening moments.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164742/Iran-home-to…

Sen. Warren Slams Disney for 28,000 Fired Workers Amid Stock Buyback Spree
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-14
"It appears that—prior to, and during the pandemic—Disney took good care of its top executives and shareholders—and now is hanging its front-line workers out to dry." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "Intent" to Remove Trump from Office by Invoking the 25th Amendment? A Politically Desperate Distraction
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-14
This is a politically desperate distraction which hints that the Democrats aren't as confident about former Vice President Joe Biden's supposedly impending victory as their media surrogates are trying to convince everyone is bound to happen in a few weeks' …
globalresearch.ca/speaker-pelosi-25th-am…

Syria's Devastating Forest Fires
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-14
The Syrian people who have already been suffering from nearly a decade of externally waged Hybrid War are now forced to deal with the environmental devastation caused by the 156 forest fires that recently ravaged the Arab Republic, though most …
globalresearch.ca/why-many-western-activ…

Ten Reasons Why The Assange Trial Threatens Freedom Of Speech
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-14
At the end of the hearings that seek to extradite journalist Julian Assange to the United States, on October 1, his defense team should have felt triumphant. Because with more than 30 witnesses and testimonies, throughout the whole month of September, they gave a beating to the prosecution representing the U.S. | If the case in London were decided solely on justice, as it should in a state based on law, this battle would have been won by Assange. | However, this "trial of the century" is, above all, a political trial, and there remains the feeling that the ruling was made beforehand, regardless of the law.
popularresistance.org/ten-reasons-why-th…

The Malevolent Encirclement of Russia
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-14
Over recent weeks a series of events in the states surrounding the Russian Federation has erupted that certainly are not being greeted with joy in the Kremlin. Each crisis center of itself is not a definitive game-changer for future Russian …
globalresearch.ca/rand-encirclement-russ…

Selected Articles: The Malevolent Encirclement of Russia
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-14
The Malevolent Encirclement of Russia | By F. William Engdahl, October 14 2020 | A recent RAND study prepared for the US Army suggests with remarkable accuracy who might be behind what will undoubtedly become a major threat to Russian security | …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-the-…

EXCLUSIVE: Israel stops granting visas to UN human rights workers
Joe Dyke | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-14
EXCLUSIVE: Israel stops granting visas to UN human rights workers | OHCHR foreign employees left in limbo amid Israeli crackdown on rights monitors | Joe Dyke | Wed, 10/14/2020 – 14: 00 | The UN's OHCHR writes regular reports highlighting alleged Israeli rights abuses in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and the besieged Gaza Strip (Reuters/File) | Israel has stopped granting any visas to employees at the United Nation…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-un-hum…

Despite Ambiguity in International Law, Palestinians are Winning the 'Legitimacy War'
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-14
'International law' remains one of the most discussed terms in the context of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. It is almost always present, whether the discussion pertains to the Israeli wars and siege on Gaza, the expansion of illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank or the encroaching apartheid throughout Israel and the Occupied Territories.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/14/despite-ambi…

WATCH: Sunrise Movement Makes 'Most Explicit Pitch to Fossil Fuel Workers' Yet With Ad for US House Candidate Mike Siegel
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-14
Following its viral video promoting Sen. Ed Markey's Democratic primary campaign, the Sunrise Movement released an ad in support of another vocal Green New Deal champion—Mike Siegel, who is running to oust Republican Rep. Michael McCaul in Texas' 10th congressional district. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/10/14/watch-s…

Journalists Must Demystify the Green New Deal
Mark Hertsgaard | thenation.com | 2020-10-14
Journalists Must Demystify the Green New Deal…
thenation.com/article/environment/green-…

So Long, Sister Ardeth Platte, Anti-Nuclear Activist
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-14
Sister Ardeth Platte, a Dominican nun and antinuclear protester, died ("Ardeth Platte, Dominican Nun and Antinuclear Activist, Dies at 84," New York Times, October 8, 2020) during the night or early morning of the first presidential debate. When Sister Ardeth broke into a nuclear missile facility in Colorado, she recited…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/14/so-long-sist…

'Waikiki' shines at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Ed Rampell | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-14
America is currently experiencing a historic surge of protests igniting a cultural awakening and racial reckoning. October 12, which has been called "Columbus Day" and is now referred to as Indigenous Peoples Day has come and gone. But in this month, shorts, documentaries, and features by and about the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Islands …
peoplesworld.org/article/waikiki-shines-…