Monthly Archives: August 2020

2020-08-31: News Headlines

Ralph Nader (2020-08-31). Democrats Must Demolish Trump's Delusional Law-Breaking Dystopia. counterpunch.org Donald Trump continually breaks multiple laws. Yet the serial lawbreaking, lying Trump is playing the "law and order" card against street protestors reacting to fatal cases of police brutality. Armed pro-Trump provocateurs are attending civic protests and generating casualties and property damage, as was the case recently in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Trump uses such mayhem to

Shaniqua Pippen (2020-08-31). Why the NYC school opening plan is racist. liberationnews.org This fight against unsafe school openings is a fight we can and intend to win…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2020-08-31). The two parties have failed us, but the people can succeed. nationofchange.org We have the ability to make this country ungovernable and if we use that power, we can make demands that cannot be ignored.

WSWS (2020-08-31). Greek government continues evictions of over 11,000 asylum seekers. wsws.org The ND government's actions are particularly brutal amid a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hundreds of new infections being announced each day.

Staff (2020-08-31). From Amazon to the Auto Industry, Kenosha, WI Exemplifies Climate Justice Denied. therealnews.com In this week's Climate Crisis News Roundup, historical climate injustice serves as the backdrop of the Jacob Blake police shooting. And Hurricane Laura slams Louisiana and Texas as the RNC ignores climate altogether.

Fight Back (2020-08-31). Tallahassee, FL: Man wielding gun disrupts Kenosha uprising solidarity rally. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – The Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) and partner organizations took to the streets the evening of August 29 in solidarity with Kenosha, Wisconsin to demand justice for Jacob Blake; justice for the recent Tallahassee police murders of Mychael Johnson, Wilbon Woodard and Tony McDade; and community control of the Tallahassee Police Department. | The action started off well, although under threat of thunderstorms, as a diverse crowd of 150 masked attendees, medics and safety marshals adorned caravan vehicles with messages including "Solidarity with Kenosha," "Justice for all victims of…

WSWS (2020-08-31). Trump incites vigilante violence against peaceful protests in Wisconsin. wsws.org The murders in Kenosha are the first major attempt to use right-wing vigilante groups to carry out violent attacks on domestic opposition within the United States.

Fight Back (2020-08-31). Jacksonville demands People's Budget, justice for Jacob Blake. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – On Saturday August 29, the Jacksonville Community Action Committee organized a drive-in protest to demand a People's Budget, a Jacksonville Police Accountability Council (JPAC) and an end to the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights (LEOBOR). Protesters were joined by the families of Reginald Boston and Leah Baker; all of whom were killed by Jacksonville Sheriff Office (JSO) cops. Protesters also stood in solidarity with protestors in Kenosha, demanding Justice for Jacob Blake. | To ensure the safety of protesters in the midst of COVID-19 outbreaks in Florida, a drive-in protest was held. Ov…

Staff (2020-08-31). European banks profiteering from environmental crimes in the Amazon. therealnews.com Top European banks are providing cash, liquidity and technical knowledge to international oil companies for extracting oil from the Amazon leaving trail of death and destruction in the wake of profiteering…

Andrew Korybko (2020-08-31). Is Russia Backtracking on China's "Belt and Road" (BRI)? Moscow's Balancing Act Between China and India. globalresearch.ca The critical assessment of China's Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) last month by the influential Director of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Far Eastern Studies coupled with India's eagerness all summer to court the Eurasian Great Power into …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-31). Waiting for the Old Bailey: Julian Assange and Britain's Judicial Establishment. counterpunch.org On September 7, Julian Assange will be facing another round of gruelling extradition proceedings, in the Old Bailey, part of a process that has become a form of gradual state-sanctioned torture. The US Department of Justice hungers for their man. The UK prison authorities are doing little to protect his health. The end result, should

Ben Norton (2020-08-31). US Sanctions Russian Research Institute that Developed COVID-19 Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Russia won the race to develop the first vaccine against the novel coronavirus. The United States has responded by slapping sanctions on a Russian research facility involved in creating it. | The US government has blacklisted several Russian scientific institutes, including …

Max Blumenthal (2020-08-31). This is the full membership list of the Christian Right's secretive and powerful Council for National Policy. thegrayzone.com Donald Trump previewed his RNC acceptance address before the influential Council for National Policy. The membership list of this Christian Right cabal was a carefully guarded secret — until now. President Donald Trump's appearance in Arlington, Virginia on August 21 before the Council for National Policy (CNP), a hyper-secretive Christian Right powerhouse that helps set …

Kenosha Reaction (2020-08-31). Creative Protest in Palo Alto After Another Black Man Shot by Police. indybay.org Short videos from protest in Palo Alto of August 27 include a demonstrator holding flowers and dancing to rap number "Fuck the Police." | Ten seconds and seven seconds in length.

_____ (2020-08-31). Extreme Right In Venezuela Seeks To Sabotage The Election. popularresistance.org In a little more than three months, on December 6, parliamentary elections will be held in Venezuela. The most extreme wing of the Venezuelan opposition, which forms the so-called G4 (that includes the parties Voluntad Popular of Leopoldo López, Primero Justicia of Henrique Capriles, Acción Democrática and Un Nuevo Tiempo) plans, with U.S. support, to boycott the electoral process and renew the mobilization in the streets. Colombian sources with access to U.S. government functionaries and to leaders of the Venezuelan opposition became aware of a recent video conference meeting including members of the U.S. foreig…

_____ (2020-08-31). Rescuers Penalized For Saving Lives At The World's Deadliest Border. popularresistance.org Humanitarian organizations are being penalized for fulfilling responsibilities abandoned by European governments at the world's deadliest border, activists have warned after an eventful weekend in the Mediterranean. | Late on Friday, the Louise Michel rescue ship was alerted by a charity reconnaissance plane Moonbird to a boat carrying 130 refugees in distress inside Malta's search-and-rescue zone. | The ship, funded by street artist Banksy and run by a seasoned team of rescuers, had already picked up 89 people in previous operations and so, unable to bring everyone on board, the crew waited for hours into Saturd…

Staff (2020-08-31). White Supremacist in the White House: Ibram X. Kendi on Trump's Calls for "Law & Order" in Kenosha. democracynow.org In Part Two of our interview with Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, we air excerpts from the families of Jacob Blake and George Floyd at the massive protest marking the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington, and discuss President Trump's planned visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, as he blames Democrats for violence during protests there and in Portland, Oregon. "Racism has spread to every part of the body," says Kendi, comparing U.S. racism to cancer, "and then we have a president who is claiming that it doesn't exist."

Staff (2020-08-31). Headlines for August 31, 2020. democracynow.org Protests Continue in Kenosha as Officials Plead With Trump To Cancel Visit, One Dead in Portland as Pro-Trump Rally Clashes With Anti-Racist Protesters, U.S. Covid-19 Cases Top 6 Million, Deaths Top 183,000, Under Pressure From Trump, FDA Admits It Might Approve Vaccine Before Trials End, Gaza Extends Lockdown, India Reports Record Daily Numbers as Global Covid-19 Cases Top 25 Million, Chadwick Boseman, Beloved and Ground-Breaking Actor, Dies at 43 After Battle With Cancer, "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" Rally Held on 57th Anniverary of March on Washington, Mustapha Adib Set to Become New Prime Minister of Lebanon…

Staff (2020-08-31). Remembering Chadwick Boseman: Ibram X Kendi on Legacy of "Black Panther" Actor, Cancer & Anti-Racism. democracynow.org Tributes continue to pour in for beloved actor Chadwick Boseman after his death at age 43 following a private four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman is best known for his iconic role as King T'Challa in the groundbreaking "Black Panther" — the first mainstream Black superhero movie and a smash hit that earned more than $1 billion at the box office. He is also widely acclaimed for his portrayal of major historical figures such as Thurgood Marshall, James Brown and Jackie Robinson. Boseman's death has highlighted the higher rates of colon cancer among Black men and the links to systemic racism. "Cancer,…

Staff (2020-08-31). Remembering Chadwick Boseman: Ibram X. Kendi on Legacy of "Black Panther" Actor, Cancer & Anti-Racism. democracynow.org Tributes continue to pour in for beloved actor Chadwick Boseman after his death at age 43 following a private four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman is best known for his iconic role as King T'Challa in the groundbreaking "Black Panther" — the first mainstream Black superhero movie and a smash hit that earned more than $1 billion at the box office. He is also widely acclaimed for his portrayal of major historical figures such as Thurgood Marshall, James Brown and Jackie Robinson. Boseman's death has highlighted the higher rates of colon cancer among Black men and the links to systemic racism. "Cancer,…

sputniknews (2020-08-31). Iran's Zarif Blasts Washington's 'All Options on the Table' Approach to Own Citizens in Portland. sputniknews.com Portland became an epicenter of protests against police brutality and racism in the wake of the killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis in late May. The West Coast city has also been a major flashpoint for violence between rioting demonstrators, local police, federal law enforcement, and more recently, pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters.

sputniknews (2020-08-31). Video Shows Moment Before Deadly Portland Shooting Amid Rival BLM, Pro-Trump Protests. sputniknews.com A man was shot dead in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday night as violence erupted between supporters of President Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter protesters. The city has become a flashpoint for demonstrations against police brutality and racism since the death of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May.

sputniknews (2020-08-31). Biden Accuses Trump of 'Fanning The Flames of Hate' Amid Continuing Portland Unrest. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has condemned the recent violence in Portland, blaming US President Donald Trump for fueling tensions.

Staff (2020-08-31). Trump Is Denying the US's Racism While Stoking Its Flames in Kenosha. truthout.org In Part Two of our interview with Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, we air excerpts from the families of Jacob Blake and George Floyd at the massive protest marking the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington, and discuss President Trump's planned visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, as he blames Democrats for violence during protests there and in Portland, Oregon. "Racism has spread to every part of the body," says Kendi, comparing U.S. racism to cancer, "a…

Staff (2020-08-31). Republicans Praise "Citizen Soldiers" Waging Violence Against Protesters. truthout.org Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) has appeared to endorse violence against protesters while appearing on CNN, saying that "citizen soldiers" are needed to quash anti-racist protests across the country. His statement comes days after 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was charged with murdering two Kenosha, Wisconsin, protesters and shooting a third. | Protests erupted in Kenosha about a week ago when Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot in the back seven times by police officers as he was getting into his car…

Sarah Anderson (2020-08-31). All the Latest on Trump's War on Our Public Postal Service. commondreams.org Demonstrators gather outside the Uptown post office in Chicago, IL to demand a fully funded United States Postal Service and an end to cuts by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on August 25, 2020. (Photo: Max Herman/NurPhoto via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2020-08-31). World's richest man, who has history of working with the CIA, gets official approval to unleash Amazon drones on the US. rt.com The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given approval for Amazon to operate its Prime Air delivery drones, an idea billionaire owner Jeff Bezos first introduced in 2013. | The approval means the drones can be operated "beyond the visual line of sight" by operators. Amazon says it will soon begin testing the delivery technology, which is supposed to cut wait times for orders from days to hours and eventually minutes. The company also plans on eventually introducing the delivery practice across the globe. | "This certification is an important step forward for Prime Air and indicates the FAA's confidence i…

Mark Green, Ralph Nader (2020-08-31). The F-Word: No Other Way to Describe Trump's Fascism 2.0. commondreams.org "If we added up the anti-democracy maneuvers of the prior 10 presidents over the past 60 years, they wouldn't equal Trump alone in under four years," write the authors. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Hana Kiros (2020-08-31). A Tale of Two Teens: When White Killers Are Treated Better Than Black Victims. commondreams.org A protester holds a Black Lives Matter sign during a demonstration against the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 26, 2020. (Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Gary Leupp (2020-08-31). Thoughts on the Fall of the Falwells. dissidentvoice.org How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! — 2 Samuel 1: 25 Baptist minister Jerry Falwell Sr., leader of a megachurch in Lynchburg, Va. since the 1960s, founded Liberty University in 1971. In 1979 he founded the Moral Majority as a political movement opposed to abortion, homosexuality, feminism, and liberal, socialist thought; …

yenisafak (2020-08-31). UN sends 16 truckloads of aid to Syria's Idlib. yenisafak.com The UN on Monday sent 16 truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria where millions of people are in need of assistance due to internal conflict.The trucks carrying supplies entered Idlib province through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's south.The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib, and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an ag…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-08-31). Proposed California Reparations Study leaves out Indigenous and Afro-Latino Heritage. indybay.org The State of California may make incremental steps to mitigate past egregious actions taken before, during and after US Statehood beginning September 9, 1850. AB 3121 chooses not to mention the "hidden figures" of our Indigenous / Afro Latino California Heritage, by design.

_____ (2020-08-31). Reflecting On 12 Years In Palestine. popularresistance.org In Palestine, I have split my time between working on human rights issues for Palestinians and working for the environment. These are not mutually exclusive as there is significant overlap. There are issues of colonizer assaults on the environment and environmental justice. There are issues of human sustainability and food security (dependent on the environment). Of course where and how we act evolves and changes in time. In those 12 years, I learned that our struggle as indigenous people in Palestine is connected to the struggle of indigenous people everywhere. I also learned that since the wealthy elites have n…

Juan Cole (2020-08-31). 6 Million Stricken With COVID-19: Trump Has Turned the US Into a Sh*thole Country. commondreams.org "Out of 194 countries in the world, only 10 have had a worst per capita death rate than the United States," writes Cole. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Lawrence Wittner (2020-08-31). American Workers Have Been Given a Raw Deal Throughout the Trump Era. zcomm.org Although Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that American workers are "thriving" during his presidency, this contention rings hollow. The mishandled coronavirus pandemic, of course, has created levels of unemployment, hunger, and misery in the United States not seen since the Great Depression. But even in the years before the pandemic, when Trump claimed he had

Muhammed Shabeer (2020-08-31). India's Communist youth raise $1.4 million for COVID relief with recycling drive. peoplesworld.org KERALA STATE, India—Ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, leftist youth organizations around the world have been in the forefront of both providing relief and resisting attempts to attack the rights of people. An instance of this has been the "Recycle Kerala" initiative launched by the communist Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), which …

Fight Back (2020-08-31). Hundreds march in St. Paul for clean Dream Act and legalization for all. fightbacknews.org Saint Paul, MN – Hundreds marched through the West Side of Saint Paul from Castillo Park to Senator Tina Smith's office on August 29 demanding the Senate take immediate action towards legalization for all residents. The march was part of an ongoing campaign by the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) demanding legalization for all immigrants eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), TPS (Temporary Protective Status), and DED (Deferred Enforced Departure) status. | The Dream and Promise Act, which would accomplish that goal, has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. For…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-31). Qatar announces non-discriminatory minimum wage, changes to kafala system. peoplesdispatch.org On Sunday, August 30, Qatar announced a non-discriminatory minimum wage of 1,000 Qatari Rials (around USD 274) for all its migrant workers. Qatar's ministry of administration, development, labor and social affairs (ADLSA) also announced crucial changes in the country's infamous kafala system. | According to the ministry, the employees will no longer need a "no objection certificate" from their employers to change their jobs. According to the rules of kafala or sponsorship system, an employee is not allowed to change jobs during the contract period without the permission of the employer. Now, an employee can chang…

Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network (2020-08-31). Fall 2020 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Immigrant News Alert! indybay.org ICE Is Leaving Immigrants To Die In Detention, Trump Used Looted Venezuelan Public Money To Build Border Wall With Mexico…

Staff (2020-08-31). In COVID Era, Artists Are Generating Hope and Illustrating Pandemic Inequities. truthout.org Almost immediately after the coronavirus began to spread throughout New York City, art historian Han Hongzheng, an immigrant from China, started seeing anti-Asian slurs on social media. | Then he experienced the hatred at close range. | "One day in early March, my partner, who is white, and I were walking our dog on the Upper West Side of Manhattan," Hongzheng says. "All of a sudden, this guy on skates got very close to us and screamed the word 'traitor' at my partner." | Hongzheng describes…

CounterPunch News Service (2020-08-31). Biggest Timber Sale in Memory Cancelled in Bitterroot National Forest. counterpunch.org The Bitterroot National Forest today formally withdrew its decision authorizing the Gold Butterfly Project. Friends of the Bitterroot and the Alliance for the Wild Rockies filed a lawsuit on July 10th against the Bitterroot National Forest seeking to stop the Gold Butterfly timber sale which was called "the largest project in memory" by the Ravalli

Barbara MacLean (2020-08-31). My Journey to Socialism: From 9-11 through the Great Recession. dissidentvoice.org Here are three questions I would propose to the people who read this article: Other than being a Red Diaper Baby, what is the process by which people came to socialism and how did they handle the disapproval of their families and long-term friends? How does having a framework for capitalism make it easier to …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-08-31). Black police victims' relatives urge action at mass march in D.C. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—One by one, they strode up to the podium on a hot and humid day in D.C.: Relatives or survivors of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Jacob Blake and other unarmed Blacks whom police have gunned down over the years. And one by one, they had a message for the crowd of …

Brian Mahoney (2020-08-31). NBA Playoffs resume after major strike for Black lives. peoplesworld.org LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks came to the arena and prepared for a game, just as they did three days earlier. This time, they played it. The rescheduled Game 5 of the Bucks' series against Orlando began Saturday as the NBA postseason resumed after a historic stoppage that players hope will bring change …

Joseph Scalia III (2020-08-31). Yellowstone, Environmental Collapse, and Compromised Thinking. counterpunch.org In this era in which climate change and global warming occupy ever more of the public discourse and awareness, it is striking that its brethren environmental concerns, all of no less consequence, remain starkly and fatefully off the public radar screen. These threats could be enumerated to include, among others, deforestation, ocean acidification, grasslands and

Marshall Auerback — James Carden (2020-08-31). The Rotten Alliance of Liberals and Neocons Will Likely Shape U.S. Foreign Policy for Years to Come. counterpunch.org The emergence in recent weeks of a coalition of neocon Republicans and former national security officials who have thrown their support behind the candidacy of Joe Biden is an ominous development to those who believe U.S. foreign policy should be guided by the principles of realism and military restraint, rather than perpetual wars of choice.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-08-31). Massachusetts primary pits progressives Markey and Morse vs. Kennedy and Neal. peoplesworld.org BOSTON—The Sept. 1 Democratic congressional primaries in Massachusetts feature what may be the last two rounds pitting progressives against challengers around the country—but with a twist. In one race, the progressive is the incumbent, Sen. Ed Markey. The challenger, Rep. Joe Kennedy III, claims it's time for a new generation of politicians in the Bay …

Jake Johnston (2020-08-31). State Department Awarded Contract to Politically Connected Security Firm. cepr.net In November, 2019, as part of its support for the Haitian National Police (HNP), the State Department's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) awarded a $73,000 contract for the provision of "riot gear kit[s]" for the police's crowd control unit, CIMO, according to information contained in the US government's contracting database. Earlier …

Patrick Cockburn (2020-08-31). Trump at the RNC: Echoes of Saddam. counterpunch.org The Republican convention was a nauseating performance even by the cess-pit standards of the Trump administration. In its cult-like obeisance to the supreme leader it reminds me of meetings of the Iraqi Baath Party that periodically endorsed Saddam Hussein as the national saviour. The only speeches acceptable in both cases were dollops of fawning praise. Speakers outdid each other in adulation, pretending that shambolic failures were triumphant successes.

Michael Berkowitz (2020-08-31). 'Epicentro': Getting centered on Cuba in a new documentary film. peoplesworld.org Epicentro is Sundance Award winner and Academy Award nominee Hubert Sauper's vibrant, elegiac postcard from Cuba—its past, present and future. A bittersweet history lesson suffuses the film: We are Cuba, the gateway to the Americas, the blockaded but unbowed survivor of economic war with its behemoth unfriendly northern neighbor. Invaded by both the Spanish and …

Leonardo Flores (2020-08-31). The stage is set for a Venezuela October surprise. peoplesdispatch.org Aggression against Venezuela from the US has intensified in recent weeks and all signs are pointing towards an escalation ahead of elections in the US and Venezuela…

Morning Star (2020-08-31). Belarusian Communists say EU is backing a 'coup' in their country. peoplesworld.org Communists in Belarus have called for international support and solidarity to stop a "bloody coup" to remove President Alexander Lukashenko from power. The Communist Party of Belarus (CPB) warned of serious consequences if plans being pressed by the U.S., EU, and their NATO allies are successful, drawing comparisons to the so-called "color revolutions" seen in …

Emile Schepers (2020-08-31). Fears of a 'police coup' against Black elected officials in Portsmouth, Virginia. peoplesworld.org PORTSMOUTH, Va.—Strange things have been going on in the city of Portsmouth, population 95,000, in southeastern Virginia. There is even talk of a "police coup d'état" to remove Black elected officials from office, and thus to thwart efforts at criminal justice reform in the state legislature. In March, the well-regarded police chief, Toya Chapman, who …

_____ (2020-08-31). Territorial Disputes of Japan. strategic-culture.org During the tenure of outgoing Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe hopes were high that he would be able to resolve some of the territorial disputes between Japan and its neighbors. That did not happen. Let's have a look at the legacy Abe will leave to his successor.

_____ (2020-08-31). The Democrat Gambit to Destroy Trump Has Failed. Their Only Hope Now Is to Destroy America. strategic-culture.org Since 2016, the Democratic Party has been preoccupied with the single-minded goal of ousting Donald Trump, a political outsider who promised to drain the fetid swamp. But now that the Democrat's efforts have failed, the left seems perfectly content embracing a scorched-earth policy rather than face the prospect of defeat, or jail time, in 2020. | "In politics, nothing happens by accident," observed Franklin D. Roosevelt, the four-term Democratic president who certainly knew a thing or two about political predetermination. "If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." | FDR's quote perfectly sums up the la…

RT (2020-08-31). Russiagate without end: US appeals court REVERSES earlier decision to end Flynn criminal case. rt.com A full-bench US federal appeals court has reversed an earlier decision to dismiss the 'Russiagate' case against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, returning it to the judge who refused to let the charges be dropped. | In a 8-2 ruling on Monday, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Judge Emmet Sullivan, and sent the case back to him for review. Sullivan had been ordered by a three-judge panel in June to drop the case against Flynn immediately, but hired an attorney and asked for an en banc hearing instead. | Flynn's attorney Sidney Powell said the split was "as expected" based on the tone of…

RT (2020-08-31). #WhiteLivesDontMatter? Police investigating brutal brick attack on Baltimore man despite missing victim (VIDEO). rt.com Baltimore police have confirmed they're probing a brutal attack on a white man hit in the head with a brick. The attacker appeared to have accomplices filming and laughing. However, no victim has come forward, local media report. | The victim was hit in the head in the Sharp-Leadenhall neighborhood of south Baltimore on Sunday evening, police told local media, affirming the content of a disturbing video that went viral on Sunday. | The victim's assault was filmed by a group who seemed to be in league with the attacker, shooting video from across the street and laughing uproariously as the assailant's brick con…

Nilantha Ilangamuwa (2020-08-31). Sri Lanka and Turkey: an Interview with the Turkish Ambassador, R. Demet Şekercioğlu. counterpunch.org As a part of my series on talking to the foreign diplomats in Sri Lanka for our newly initiated talk show; The New Normal, I have had an opportunity to sit with newly appointed Turkish Ambassador to Sri Lanka. In this exclusive interview she has detailed with me about diplomatic relationship between Sri Lanka and

Philip Giraldi (2020-08-31). TG 45: The rise of China and "American exceptionalism" thealtworld.com Media coverage of China can be very hypocritical. To put the China story into context Peter and George are joined by Philip Giraldi — former CIA counter-terrorism specialist.

Yves Engler (2020-08-31). Canada's Regime Change Efforts in Nicaragua Rife with Hypocrisy. dissidentvoice.org Canada is supporting US efforts to overthrow Nicaragua's government. A recently leaked USAID document highlights "the breadth and complexity of the US government's plan to interfere in Nicaragua's internal affairs up to and after its presidential election in 2021." The stated aim is to replace president Daniel Ortega with "a government committed to the rule …

Stephen Lendman (2020-08-31). Battleground South China Sea? Growing US Hostility toward China. globalresearch.ca US hostility toward China's growing political, economic, technological, and military prominence risks possible direct confrontation between both nations. | China seeks peace and cooperative relations with other countries in stark contrast to Washington's aim for unchallenged dominance by whatever it takes …

Stephen Lendman (2020-08-31). Manufactured Pandemic and Economic Collapse a Boon for Billionaires. globalresearch.ca There's nothing natural about US-engineered coronavirus and economic collapse that made the dismal state of the nation much worse. | Things are unlikely to return to their former state when the current storm passes that won't happen any time soon. | Improvement …

Stephen Lendman (2020-08-31). US Elections 2020: Hillary Tells Jo Biden Don't Concede if You Lose. globalresearch.ca War goddess Hillary never left the political stage gently into that good night. | Eager to avenge her loss to Trump in 2016, she keeps resurfacing instead of fading away like old soldiers. | With Biden holding a commanding lead in most …

Stephen Lendman (2020-08-31). EU Supports US Coup Plot Against Belarus, Imposes Illegal Sanctions. globalresearch.ca Nearly always, EU countries are subservient to Washington's geopolitical agenda — no matter how unlawful. | Support by Britain, France, Germany (the E3), and Brussels for Iran's right to buy and sell conventional arms once the UN embargo on the practice …

Colin Todhunter (2020-08-31). From Cotton to Brinjal: Fraudulent GMO Project in India Sustained by Deception. globalresearch.ca Insecticidal Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) cotton is the first and only GM (genetically modified) crop that has been approved in India. It has been cultivated in the country for more than 20 years. In a formal statement to the Supreme Court …

Prof. Carlos Mendoza Potella (2020-08-31). Venezuela's Oil Industry Between Sanctions and Strategic Blunders: A Conversation with Carlos Mendoza Potella. globalresearch.ca Carlos Mendoza Potella is an economics professor at Venezuela's Central University and advisor to Venezuela's Central Bank. He recently spoke to Venezuelanalysis about the origins of the crisis in the country's oil industry and what that means for its future….

Jon Cohen (2020-08-31). Here's How the U.S. Could Release a COVID-19 Vaccine before the Election—and Why that Scares Some. globalresearch.ca When President Donald Trump accepted his party's nomination for another term last night at the Republican National Convention, he pledged that the push by his administration's Operation Warp Speed to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine would succeed "before the end of …

Trudy Hess (2020-08-31). People's Convention Scores a Hit! peoplesparty.org August 31, 2020 | MPP Media | media@peoplesparty.org | Detroit — Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life joined Speakers included former Berni…

WSWS (2020-08-31). Mounting social and health disaster in Louisiana after Hurricane Laura. wsws.org Three days after the most powerful hurricane to hit the state since 1856, the scale of destruction and accompanying social crisis is coming into sharp relief.

Daniel Warner (2020-08-31). Basketball Plays Outside the Bubble. counterpunch.org Professional sports are trying to function within the constraints of the coronavirus. The National Basketball Association, in a most novel solution, has tried to finish its interrupted season within a bubble at Walt Disney World in Florida. The remaining games have been played under strict supervision; the players have been in virtual lockdown. But the

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-31). Mustapha Adib is Lebanon's new PM. peoplesdispatch.org Mustapha Adib, Lebanon's ambassador to Germany, has won the support of the major political blocs but is part of an establishment whose credibility is at a historic low following the Beirut blasts…

Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell (2020-08-31). The New Class War of the Managerial Elite. counterpunch.org Ever since Frederic Taylor's falsely labelled "Scientific Management", the managerial elite has been on a stratospheric rise. Rather cunningly and often even deceitfully, Taylor named his book "scientific" even though it does not contain a single scientific experiment. What he presented was an engineering ideology — not science. Despite this and together with French factory

Orinoco Tribune (2020-08-31). China Warns of "Accidental" Military Confrontation with US. globalresearch.ca China's military has warned of an unintentional military confrontation with the US if it does not halt its naval operations in the South China Sea, insisting that recent US activities in the region are instigating such hostilities. | The warning came …

Tasnim News Agency (2020-08-31). Trump's Hotel in Vancouver Files for Bankruptcy. globalresearch.ca The Trump International Hotel in Vancouver has closed permanently just three years after opening, and the management company that owns it has filed for bankruptcy, The Hill reported. | Hotel operator TA Hotel Management Partnership Ltd. filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, …

WSWS (2020-08-31). Fear and uncertainty dominate Jackson Hole central bankers' meeting. wsws.org The key initiative announced at the gathering was the decision by the US Fed's policy-making body to maintain interest rates at ultra-low levels for an indefinite period.

Robert Fantina (2020-08-31). Will Trump Pardon Edward Snowden? counterpunch.org The name 'Edward Snowden' represents different things to different people. For those interested in government transparency and the rule of law, he is a hero, a man who initially tried to go through the 'proper' channels to publicize the blatant injustices he saw. To others, he is a traitor, a government employee who had the

WSWS (2020-08-31). Trump administration halts closure of California meatpacking plant despite eight COVID-19 deaths. wsws.org The Trump administration postponed the closure of a plant that local health officials had ordered closed after at least 392 workers tested positive for COVID-19 and eight died.

WSWS (2020-08-31). This week in history: August 31-September 6. wsws.org 25 years ago: French test nuclear bomb in Pacific, setting off protests in Tahiti On September 5, 1995, the French government launched the first in a series of nuclear tests at Moruroa Atoll in the Pacific. Rioting and protests erupted in the Tahitian capital of Papeete in response, where one-third of the population was unemployed.

William rivers Pitt (2020-08-31). GOP Convention Pretended COVID Was Over While Creating Super-Spreader Conditions. zcomm.org With his death cult of cheering, sweaty, unmasked, shoulder-to-shoulder devotees arrayed before him, Trump painted a bleak portrait of the nation in chaotic hues of his own failed stewardship, all blood red and Klansman white…

WSWS (2020-08-31). Fifty-six-year-old Tennessee resident evicted from her home after contracting COVID-19. wsws.org Leslie Nelson reportedly suffered an epileptic seizure as her belongings were thrown into her yard under the close watch of the police.

Dean Baker (2020-08-31). Seattle's High-End Wage Tax and Taxing Stock Returns. zcomm.org If instead of taxing corporate profits we targeted stock returns, we could be certain of collecting the tax rate we had targeted…

Orson Aguilar (2020-08-31). Latinos Want Action on Climate Change. progressive.org We look forward to the day when all climate advocates recognize the power of the Latino community.

WSWS (2020-08-31). US military will not be involved in election crisis, top general claims. wsws.org The extraordinary statement by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff came in response to a letter from two Democratic congresswomen.

WSWS (2020-08-31). Radioactive: The pioneering efforts of physicist and chemist Marie Curie. wsws.org Marie Curie (1867-1934) was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, and the first person and only woman to win it twice. Her life and work are the subject matter of Iranian-born French filmmaker Marjane Satrapi's feature.

WSWS (2020-08-31). EU refuses to accept hundreds of refugees rescued in the Mediterranean. wsws.org More than 400 refugees are waiting in the central Mediterranean Sea off Sicily to be assigned to a safe haven.

WSWS (2020-08-31). Central Michigan University faces COVID-19 outbreak as campus opens. wsws.org Shorty after the opening of the fall semester CMU has seen 117 new COVID-19 cases as a result of the reckless decision to move ahead with in-person classes.

WSWS (2020-08-31). New York City teachers union postures as though preparing to call strike. wsws.org By posing as though it supports calling a strike, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) aims to block rank-and-file educators from taking independent initiative.

WSWS (2020-08-31). New York City teachers union holds strike authorization vote amidst mass opposition to school reopening. wsws.org The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) aims to block rank-and-file educators from taking independent initiative against the policy or reopening schools.

Jazmine Salas (2020-08-31). To Transform Policing, We Need Community Control. zcomm.org An elected civilian council could crack down on police abuses, and pave the way for longer-term transformations…

Dr. Trita Parsi (2020-08-31). What Trump's Troop Withdrawal from Iraq Means for Ending America's Endless Wars. globalresearch.ca The

Ed Rampell (2020-08-31). 'Our Battle for Truth': An Interview with Maria Ressa. progressive.org The Filipina journalist discusses "digital authoritarians" and freedom of the press as showcased in new documentary "A Thousand Cuts."

Dean Baker (2020-08-31). The Old Japan's Debt Burden is Reaching Its Limits Story. cepr.net That's a theme we have been hearing for decades. Japan is a huge embarrassment for the deficit hawks. It has a debt to GDP ratio of close to 250 percent, more than twice as high as in the United States, yet it has none of the problems that the deficit hawks tell us will come …

Matthew Cunningham-Cook (2020-08-31). Teachers Expect UFT to Vote on Whether to Authorize a Strike Over School Reopening. zcomm.org The New York City teachers union wants to ensure good ventilation in schools and access to Covid-19 testing…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-31). Indian people's organizations stand up to Modi govt. peoplesdispatch.org Under the banner of Hum Agar Uthe Nahi Toh (If We Do Not Rise), over 400 Indian women's groups and human rights organizations are coming together for a joint campaign.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr (2020-08-31). Video: Robert F Kennedy Jr. in Berlin: COVID-19 Is Destroying Us All, Making the Powerful Elites More Powerful!! globalresearch.ca By the Children's Health Defense Team | Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. spoke to hundreds of thousands in the streets of Berlin, Germany, August 29, 2020. | With Groàüer Stern Square and the Siegesà§ule Monument as a backdrop, Mr. Kennedy talked about …

Fred Glass (2020-08-31). Overturning Austerity 101. zcomm.org California's Prop 15 Will Tax the Rich…

news.un (2020-08-31). Generations of progress for women and girls could be lost to COVID pandemic, UN chief warns. news.un.org Highlighting the disproportionate and devastating socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on women and girls globally, The UN chief António Guterres called on Monday for a major push to prevent "years, even generations" worth of progress on women's empowerment, from being lost to the pandemic.

Jack Davis (2020-08-31). CDC Now Admits that 94% of COVID Deaths Had "Another Cause of Death" globalresearch.ca What this CDC report suggests is that at the outset of the pandemic it had been instructed to change the methodology with a view to artificially inflating the numbers of "Covid deaths". This is confirmed by the H. Ealy, M. …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-31). Israeli restrictions, policies hinder Palestinians' fight against pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org Shatha Odeh of the Palestinian Health Work Committees talks about the difficulties faced by the people and health care professionals due to the rules and restrictions imposed by Israeli occupation.

news.un (2020-08-31). Kickstarting economies without COVID-19 plan, 'a recipe for disaster': Tedros. news.un.org Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic, countries want to "get their economies going again", the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, advising on the measures that governments, communities and individuals should take, to do so safely.

John Hawkins (2020-08-31). O, Homo Contractus, Where Art Thou? dissidentvoice.org "Deep State" derives from a John le Carré spy novel. It is an expression bandied about rather frequently these days. It's in danger of losing its meaning the more it becomes just another little buzzword from Hiveworld, busy bobbing among the festive fields of corn-cockle until exhaustion sets in. There is a real, non-fictional Deep …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-31). Garifuna community in Honduras demands safe return of disappeared. peoplesdispatch.org On the International Day of the Disappeared (August 30), the Garifunas of Honduras continued to demand the safe return of the five abducted members of their community…

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2020-08-31). KOVID-19: "Virus Terrorism" in Korea? How Powerful Is the "Virus Weapon"? Who Will Win? globalresearch.ca South Korea has been the object of praise and envy of the world for its great success in anti-virus war, off-line presidential election despite the virus crisis and the best performance in GDP growth among the OECD countries. In fact, …

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2020-08-31). Who Will Win November's US Presidential Elections? … Israel? globalresearch.ca The US presidential elections coming this November will determine whether the current President Donald Trump or the Democratic nominee Joe Biden (if his mental capabilities are still intact) will run the White house. | But whether Trump or Biden becomes president, …

Graham Peebles (2020-08-31). No Going Back: It's All Got to Change. counterpunch.org It's been a weird time, the last six months, and so it continues; perhaps it always was. It's certainly been an unjust violent mess in varying degrees of severity, for as long as most can remember. With selfishness, division and pleasure firmly in the driving seat, and the planet beautiful, slowly choking to death under

Frank Scott (2020-08-31). "Billionaires Lives Matter", Far More than Yours… The Capitalist Pandemic, Fake Democracy Goes Live? globalresearch.ca As we stagger towards the ultimate expression of our fake democracy in November it's important to acknowledge what won't be changing a bit whichever of the two parties of capital come out ahead with a minority of the American electorate's …

WSWS (2020-08-31). GM workers in Silao, Mexico, report eighth death from COVID-19, as corporation fires vulnerable workers. wsws.org GM and the corporate-controlled Confederation of Mexican Workers have refused to provide workers with any information about COVID-19 cases in the plant.

Dean Baker (2020-08-31). Are Corporate CEOs Worth $20 Million? cepr.net This simple and important question does not get anywhere near the attention it deserves. And, just to be clear, I don't mean are they worth $20 million in any moral sense. I am asking a simple economics question; does the typical CEO of a major company add $20 million of value to the company that …

WSWS (2020-08-31). University of Florida graduate residents expose plans to quarantine COVID-19 victims in family housing. wsws.org The university management plans to quarantine people in family housing complexes in secret while pursuing a "herd immunity" strategy on campus.

WSWS (2020-08-31). California Governor Newsom continues murderous policies as COVID-19 cases in state reach 700,000. wsws.org The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly spread through California, with over 6,000 new infections per day, including 1,500 in Los Angeles County alone.

news.un (2020-08-31). Urgent solution needed to address fuel woes in war-torn Yemen. news.un.org The UN Special Envoy for Yemen has called on all parties to urgently work together with his Office, in order to find a solution that ensures people in the country can access basic fuel supplies, amid major shortages in areas controlled by the Houthis, formally known as Ansar Allah.

Project Censored (2020-08-31). From the Political Conventions to Civil Unrest: Corporate Media Still Manufacturing Consent. projectcensored.org How do establishment media outlets frame and curate our reality? How prevalent is propaganda, and censorship in the US, at a time when we desperately need transparent factual reporting? In…

WSWS (2020-08-31). Mounting evidence of COVID-19 reinfection. wsws.org Several recent studies suggest that survivors of the coronavirus can come down with a second case after recovering from a first infection.

Christopher D. Cook (2020-08-31). New People's Party Rises Amid Grim Election Options. progressive.org Facing an election between a centrist Democrat and a fascist, the new Movement for a People's Party aims to prevent such sparse electoral choices in the future.

S. Brian Willson (2020-08-31). Video: The USA and Nicaragua Now: Brian Willson. globalresearch.ca Tortilla con Sal: We're here with Brian Willson, Viet Nam veteran and onetime criminal lawyer. Brian has written extensively about US imperialism and its effects around the world and what people in Nicaragua are especially interested in right …

Patrick Bond (2020-08-31). Wallerstein expanded the South African independent left's horizons. zcomm.org In establishing a strategic approach to these big-picture problems, which we continue to face in South Africa, no one I know embraced scale-politics better, with more seriousness and historical reach, and with such a long-range, compassionate future viewpoint, than Immanuel Wallerstein…

Josh Owens (2020-08-31). Saudi Troops Join U.S. Base in Oil-Rich Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca Twenty Saudi soldiers arrived this week at a U.S. military base close to an oilfield in northeastern Syria, according to At the end of last year, Saudi …

WSWS (2020-08-31). With thousands of new cases in US, opposition mounts against unsafe school and college reopenings. wsws.org Over the last three weeks, there have been at least 12,000 infections at public schools, universities and colleges in the US.

Jessica Corbett (2020-08-31). Lawsuit against Trump Administration over 'Reckless and Unprecedented' Gutting of Bedrock US Environmental Law. globalresearch.ca A coalition of 27 U.S. states, commonwealths, territories, counties, and cities filed a federal lawsuit on Friday challenging the Trump administration's "unlawful, unjustified, and sweeping revisions" to a 50-year-old law that the president claimed would "streamline" infrastructure projects by limiting …

Asa Winstanley (2020-08-31). Israel's Characteristic Beirut Hypocrisy. globalresearch.ca The massive explosion which devastated Beirut earlier this month was nothing short of a catastrophe. Some 220 people lost their lives and,

Media Lens (2020-08-31). 'A Perpetual Motion Machine Of Killing': Alleged Cover-Up of Civilians Murdered by UK Special Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca On August 1, a rare in-depth investigative

WSWS (2020-08-31). Amid cross-Canada protests against back-to-school drive, Trudeau announces $2 billion to fund school reopenings. wsws.org The prime minister stressed that reopening schools is "critical to restarting the economy."

Sam Pizzigati (2020-08-31). How We Can Save Aviation Without Enriching Airline CEOs. counterpunch.org The next economic calamity of the Trump regime's Year Four? That will come October 1 when the federal coronavirus aid deal brokered last March for the airline industry expires. That deal poured $25 billion in emergency grants to the nation's hard-hit airlines. In return, the airlines agreed not to lay off any workers before October

Paul Larudee (2020-08-31). Education is a Public Obligation and Individual Right. dissidentvoice.org Read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, and Part IX. The system of education in the US is failing at every level except for private, heavily endowed or extremely costly institutions for the wealthy and privileged. Students of all ages are increasingly viewed as "profit …

WSWS (2020-08-31). MGM Resorts to lay off 18,000 workers. wsws.org The Culinary Workers Union is not opposing the layoffs, demanding only that the fired workers be given the right to be re-hired at some point in the future.

R. Robertson (2020-08-31). Golden Gate Bridge Action: "Confrontation with Police Was a Rehearsal for November 4" indybay.org Organizers of the "March for the Dead Fight for the Living" action of August 21 called their action preparation for election day.

Protest This! (2020-08-31). Encounter with Tiburon cops was racially motivated. indybay.org 500 people marched on the Tiburon police station to demand an end to racial profiling.

Speak Out Now (2020-08-31). Saturday 9/19: Online Townhall: Normal is Still the Problem! indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

No Racial Profiling (2020-08-31). Loud Protest at Tiburon Police Station After Police Harass Black Shop Owner. indybay.org Protesters rallied in Tiburon after police harassed a Black shop owner, demanding he prove he belonged there … in his own store. 32 second video.

Organized Mayhem (2020-08-31). Tha Hood Squad Does it Again! indybay.org Tha Hood Squad creates a bridge between Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Stanford through community events including free meals, vigils, barbecues and … protests.

repost, from Alex Steinberg (2020-08-31). Another {attempted} Power Grab By Pacifica Corporatizers! indybay.org KPFA members: | Don't Sign The Petition At Pacifica To Corporatize The Bylaws! | – From the Pacifica National Board Chair…

UnDam the Klamath (2020-08-31). Tell Warren Buffett to Move Forward With Klamath Dam Removal Agreement. indybay.org Send Warren Buffett a message urging his company Berkshire Hathoway and its subsidiary, PacifiCorp to move forward with Klamath dam removal.

Robert Norse (2020-08-31). The 8-30 Edition of Bathrobespierre's Broadsides Free Radio Santa Cruz show. indybay.org The regular Free Radio Santa Cruz twice-weekly Bathrobespierre's Broadsides show usually airs on the net at freakradio.org Thursdays 6-8 PM and Sundays 9: 30 AM to 3 PM. However, FRSC-on-the-net is recovering of fire evacuation right now. Meanwhile the show is archived at http: //www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html . This is another on-the-road collection of interviews, downloaded songs, and my commentary from the last few days in downtown Santa Cruz.

Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-08-31). ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 31.08.2020. indybay.org

_____ (2020-08-31). Know Your Rights — Don't Talk To Cops At The Airport. popularresistance.org "Have you ever been arrested for a crime?" I wasn't surprised that was the first question. I've said consistently over the past eight years that I wear my conviction for blowing the whistle on the CIA's torture program like a badge of honor. I said so on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and NBC's Today Show. It's no secret. "I'm going to tell you guys exactly the same thing that I tell your friends at Dulles Airport when they harass me. I'm represented by counsel. I don't talk to cops. You have no right to detain me. I'm a journalist and I'm going to write about this incident using your true names. And you have no legal righ…

_____ (2020-08-31). Medicare For All Is A Beginning, Not The End Point. popularresistance.org As a coup de grâce to the Bernie Sanders campaign Joe Biden declared that he would veto Medicare-for-All. This could drive a dedicated health care advocate to relentlessly pursue Med-4-All as a final goal. However, it is not the final goal. It should be the first step in a complete transformation of medicine which includes combining community medicine with natural medicine and health-care-for-the-world. | Contrasting Cuban changes in medicine during the last 60 years with the US non-system of medical care gives a clear picture of why changes must be all-encompassing.

_____ (2020-08-31). Ten Days Of Climate Extremes. popularresistance.org Pick almost any slice of time in the recent past and you can find clues to how climate change is jacking up dangerous weather extremes. In the 10 days after the potential global heat record in Death Valley, an unusual lightning storm blasted California with more than 11,000 lightning strikes that sparked hundreds of fires; more heat records were set in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres; unprecedented flooding in Asia washed away villages and threatened China's Three Gorges Dam; and twin hurricanes threatened the Gulf of Mexico, with Hurricane Laura generating a storm surge as high as 11 feet that pushed far i…

_____ (2020-08-31). Obama, Harris And The Ruse Of Racial Representation. popularresistance.org The nomination of Senator Kamala Harris to the position of Vice President of the United States has been widely recognized as a triumph for Black and Asian women in the country. Something similar happened twelve years ago when then-Senator Barack Obama accepted the nomination for President. | There is no doubt that representation in the media, politics, education, corporate leadership, sports, among so many other areas, matters. However, the more crucial questions are how does representation matter as well as for whom and for what does it matter. Without addressing these questions, representation can easily succum…

_____ (2020-08-31). The Day After Election Day. popularresistance.org For the second election in a row two of the least favored politicians in American history represent the range of choices speaks to the vacuity of the 'process.' In the throes of electoral passion, the insistence has been that personality and tenor are substance, hence the promise 'to restore dignity to the presidency' is put forward as a ready substitute for adequate healthcare, meaningful employment at a living wage, environmental repair, and real political participation. | The American posture that elections create the political system has it perfectly backward. What better way to counterfeit the consent of the…

_____ (2020-08-31). DC Police Ramp Up Aggressive Tactics After March On Washington. popularresistance.org Friday's March on Washington brought massive crowds to downtown D.C. and ended without any significant confrontations between police and protesters. But as demonstrations bled into the weekend, the response from authorities took a combative turn. Locals who had been going to demonstrations in the District since the end of May said it was some of the most aggressive policing they had experienced at protests. Police deployed flash bangs and sprayed protesters with chemical irritants. Street medics with Medics for Justice, who have organized to provide medical assistance at protests throughout the summer, rushed to…

_____ (2020-08-31). The Dissolution of Liberal Universalism. strategic-culture.org For a long time, the towns and cities of Europe (and the rest of the world) grew organically around the social, economic and political needs of the people. The result was the well-known, and much-loved, forms of ancient city, town and village, built from wood, brick or stone. This pattern remained unchanged for centuries. Then came two 'World Wars'. | In their wake arose the initial, liberal-globalist push, and concomitantly, the bland, de-cultured "internationalist style" of architecture (the forerunner to today's identity-and-gender-blurring politics). The two impulses were connected: They both arose out from t…

_____ (2020-08-31). Definitive Eurasian Alliance Is Closer Than You Think. strategic-culture.org Pepe ESCOBAR | We have seen how China is meticulously What you are about to read next comes from a series of private, multilateral discussions among intel analysts, and may helpfully design the contours of the Big Picture. | In China, it's clear the path ahead points to boosting internal demand, and shifting monetary policy towards the c…

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Several injured in Abu Dhabi restaurant blast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — One person was killed and several people were injured on Monday in two separate explosions in the United Arab Emirates' capital Abu Dhabi and its tourism hub Dubai, the police and local media said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Air defense providing major security of borders of Iran's sky. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Head of Iran's Passive Defense Organization said that Air Defense Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran is tasked with providing major security of borders of Iranian sky.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Police bust over 1.3 tons of drugs in eastern Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Iranian anti-narcotic forces have captured over 1.3 tons of opium in the eastern province of Khorasan Razavi.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Iranians for Iranians against pandemic in Muharram. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Iranian society is experiencing new trends under the coronavirus pandemic and in Muharram, the most significant of which is the increasing people's support for each other and their cooperation on improving their livelihood.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Iran strengthens border security with modern equipment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Commander of the Border Guard of the NAJA said that the forces have been equipped with modern tools to strengthen border security.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Shalamcheh border crossing resumes operation after short halt. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Shalamcheh border crossing, which connects Iran's southwestern Khuzestan province to Basra in Iraq, resumed trade operation on Monday morning after a temporary halt last week.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Iraqi forces capture 12 ISIL terrorists in Al Anbar Province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep.01 (MNA) — Intelligence forces of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior have arrested 12 ISIL terrorist elements in Al Anbar Province.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Ta'zieh ceremony on night of Sham-e-Ghariban in Gorgan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Ta'zieh ceremony for the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH) was held on the night of Sham-e-Ghariban in Gorgan with health protocols in place.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Lebanese president designates new PM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Lebanon on Monday designated Berlin envoy, Mustafa Adib, as the new premier following consultations with parliamentary blocs at Baabda Presidential Palace.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Iran, Pakistan emphasize on cooperating in regional forums. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Agu. 31 (MNA) — Iranian and Pakistani Parliament speakers stressed the need to develop and enhance bilateral political, economic, cultural, trade and parliamentary cooperation in regional forums.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Witnessing Zionists' airplane landing in UAE painful. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — The Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority Mohammad Shtayyeh said it is very painful to see a zionist plane landing in the UAE.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Niger to prevent UNSC from abusing US unilateralism: Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep.01 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Niger will prevent abuse of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for US unilateralism.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Iran registers 1,642 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 1,642 COVID-19 infections and 109 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Persian Restaurants in New Mexico. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — The restaurant concept is defined by business model and restaurant theme, style of service, cuisine, interior design, and price point. One of these concepts is catering restaurants.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Pursuing Gen. Soleimani's assassination case high on agenda. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Iran's Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeisi said that his body considers the case of Lieutenant General Soleimani's assassination as a priority to deal with.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). 1st Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi flight leaves occupied lands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Despite all criticisms, the first-ever commercial flight from occupied lands of Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi took place on Monday, with Israeli regime and US delegations on board.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Iran's deputy FM holds talks with Austrian FM in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Agu. 31 (MNA) —Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araghchi met and held talks with Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg on Monday evening.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Iran voices readiness to assist flood-hit Afghan people. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian expressed Iran's readiness to help flood victims in Afghanistan.

sputniknews (2020-08-31). Modi's Monthly Radio Address Programme Becomes Victim of "Dislikes" on YouTube. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been hosting a monthly radio programme, "Mann Ki Baat", since October 2014, wherein he addresses his countrymen on state-owned All India Radio. The recording of the same is shared on Modi's YouTube channel along with the BJP and Press Information Bureau.

sputniknews (2020-08-31). Law & Order: How BLM Protests Can Improve Trump's Election Odds Instead of Axing His 2020 Bid. sputniknews.com Months of often-violent anti-racist protests which have engulfed the US from May threaten to pull rug out from under the Democrats, who closed their eyes to looting and rioting, say American observers outlining how Donald Trump can raise victorious and even receive a large share of the African American vote.

sputniknews (2020-08-31). Filmmaker Michael Moore Predicts Repeat of 2016, Claims Donald Trump Headed to Win 2020 Election. sputniknews.com Renowned filmmaker Michael Moore predicted in 2016 that Donald Trump would win the presidential election despite all leading US polls claiming otherwise and tipping Democrat Hillary Clinton as the hot favourite.

sputniknews (2020-08-31). Vote for Joe Biden or Democrats Would 'Conflict' with True Belief in Jesus Christ, Claims Pastor. sputniknews.com Earlier, Los Angeles County moved to hold John MacArthur, Grace Community Church pastor, in contempt of court after hosting three indoor services in August in defiance of a court order that his church must comply with California's coronavirus restrictions.

sputniknews (2020-08-31). Minsk Will Have to Respond to Baltic States' Sanctions, Belarusian Foreign Ministry Says. sputniknews.com MINSK (Sputnik) – Minsk will be forced to adequately respond to the sanctions of the Baltic states, Belarusian Foreign Ministry spokesman Anatoly Glaz said.

sputniknews (2020-08-31). Mama Mia! NASA Tracking Asteroid Nearly Double the Diameter of Roman Colosseum Approaching Earth. sputniknews.com The so-called 'Near-Earth Object', classified as such by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), was first discovered by astronomers in 2010, and is set to cross Earth's orbit on Sunday.

sputniknews (2020-08-31). TikTok Chooses Bidder for Sale of US Business, Could Announce Deal Tuesday, Reports Suggest. sputniknews.com US President Donald Trump issued an executive order on 14 August giving the TikTok's parent company ByteDance 90 days to sell its US business or face a ban.

sputniknews (2020-08-31). Hundreds Join Muharram Processions in India's Telangana Despite Top Court's Ban Amid COVID Pandemic. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India's apex court last week forbid Muharram processions in the country amid a rising number of coronavirus cases there, saying it could lead to "chaos" and "targeting of a particular community for spreading COVID-19".

sputniknews (2020-08-31). Mediterranean Crisis: Turkey Slams 'Imperialist' France Over Syria-Style 'Red Lines'. sputniknews.com On Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a "red line policy" vis-à -vis Turkey amid the ongoing Turkish-Greek dispute in the Mediterranean, saying Ankara seems to only respect words backed by action. Tensions in the potentially hydrocarbons-rich body of water have escalated amid competing claims over which group of nations owns what.

sputniknews (2020-08-31). Taiwan Claims China Lacks 'Full Assault' Capability to Bring 'Breakaway Province' Under Control. sputniknews.com Beijing has never renounced the use of force to bring Taipei under its control, as emphasized by President Xi Jinping in a major new year's speech, prompting Taiwan to seek to bolster its domestic defence industry.

sputniknews (2020-08-31). China says Czech Senate Speaker to Pay 'Heavy Price' for 'Political Opportunism' of Taiwan Visit. sputniknews.com Czech Senate speaker Milos Vystrcil arrived in Taipei on 30 August on a visit to promote business links with Taiwan, dismissing anticipated objections from Beijing over a perceived violation of the European state's one-China policy.

sputniknews (2020-08-31). Iran Invests in Advanced Drone Technology to Strengthen 'Deterrence Power' – State Media. sputniknews.com Iran's Ministry of Defense is investing in its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to ensure it remains one of the top countries in combat drone development, according to state media.

sputniknews (2020-08-31). How UK Tax Hikes May Deal a New Blow to the British Economy & Estrange Foreign Investors. sputniknews.com While seeking ways to plug a gap in the country's budget caused by the COVID pandemic, the UK government is seemingly inclined to considerably raise tax rates. International observers have explained why it is not the best economic strategy to implement.

Staff (2020-08-31). Schools Are Preparing for a Mental Health Crisis Amid COVID. truthout.org The calls started at 6 a.m., and Patrick McCauley was ready, having retreated to the privacy of his garage where he sat waiting for Angelenos to share how they're coping with the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic. | For the last 14 years, McCauley has worked as a mental health counselor and consultant in the Los Angeles Unified School District. In April, he began staffing a new hotline the district created to reach students, parents and teachers in need of mental health supports and other services as the v…

Staff (2020-08-31). Trump's New COVID Adviser Is Pushing Herd Immunity, Which Some Liken to Eugenics. truthout.org A new top COVID-19 adviser to President Trump, Scott Atlas, is pushing the White House to embrace a "herd immunity" approach to the pandemic, which would allow the virus to spread nearly unmitigated through the population while protecting nursing home residents and other vulnerable people, reports Building herd im…

Staff (2020-08-31). If Trump Tries to Hijack the Election, We Must Be Ready to Resist. truthout.org For nearly four years, we have been laser focused on November 3, 2020, the day that Donald Trump could be voted out of office. In all likelihood, however, the election will not be decided that evening as it has in the past (with the notable exception of the

Staff (2020-08-31). GOP Incumbents' Opposition to the Affordable Care Act Could Be Their Undoing. truthout.org

Staff (2020-08-31). Intelligence Officials Scale Back Election Security Briefings Ahead of Election. truthout.org House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) "This intelligence paid for by taxpayers doesn't belong…

Staff (2020-08-31). Trump Signals to His Followers That Violence Is His Best Hope for Reelection. truthout.org President Trump was having a normal one on Sunday morning, tweeting and retweeting 89 times over the course of three and a half hours. Many of them were tweets of polling numbers from obscure firms showing him in the lead after the Republican convention. But most of the tweets and retweets were incitement to violence among his true believers and complaints about "Democrat cities," an ongoing mantra which he seems to think is a slam dunk to get him re-elected. | He repeatedly insulted and mock…

Energie Service Zentrale Mitte (2020-08-31). Video: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Demo Berlin on August 29, 2020. globalresearch.ca * | Note to readers: please click the share buttons above or below. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc….

WSWS (2020-08-31). New York transit agency threatens draconian cuts and fare hikes. wsws.org The MTA is considering reducing New York City bus and subway service by 40 percent as well as cutting commuter railroads service by 50 percent.

yenisafak (2020-08-31). India's GDP shrinks by nearly one-fourth. yenisafak.com India's economy contracted by nearly a quarter from April to June, when the country went into complete lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to official figures released Monday.According to the Statistics and Programme Implementation Ministry, the country's gross domestic product (GDP) shrank a record 23.9% in comparison to last year.The ministry's National Statistical Office released the data for the first quarter, which starts on April 1 and ends on June 30, of the 2020-21 fiscal year.India's construction sector contracted 50.3% from last year, while the manufacturing sector registered…

yenisafak (2020-08-31). Turkey's quaint town Birgi eyes to be must-visit stop. yenisafak.com A historical town in western Turkey craves to be a tourist hub with new projects reviving its nearly 3,000-year-old history.Located in the Odemis district of Izmir on the Aegean coast, Birgi dates back to 750 B.C., according to estimates.With the traces of Phrygian and Lydian civilizations, Persian and Pergamon kingdoms, Roman and Byzantine empires, the Aydinid dynasty, and the Ottoman period, Birgi has been hosting a vibrant social life for thousands of years with its water resources and fertile lands.The historical premises, which succeeded in bringing the architectural texture formed during the time of Aydinid…

yenisafak (2020-08-31). Turkish top diplomat meets inter-parliamentary head. yenisafak.com "We support parliamentary diplomacy as an effective tool of foreign policy," Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter.Cavusoglu added that Turkey is ready to work with the IPU in multilateral platforms, including the UN.

yenisafak (2020-08-31). Japan's former defence minister Ishiba to run in LDP leadership election. yenisafak.com Japanese former Defence Minister Shigeru Ishiba, a favourite in opinion polls to become the next premier, will run in the ruling LDP leadership election, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported on Monday, citing members of Ishiba's faction.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has also indicated he intends to run in the race, according to a source with the direct knowledge of the matter.

yenisafak (2020-08-31). Lebanon names Mustapha Adib as new prime minister amid crises. yenisafak.com Lebanon's President Michel Aoun on Monday invited Mustapha Adib, a diplomat, to form the new government.Adib secured 90 votes out of 120 in the parliamentary consultations to claim…

yenisafak (2020-08-31). EU offers 400 mln euros in guarantees to WHO-led COVID-19 vaccine initiative. yenisafak.com The European Commission said on Monday it would contribute 400 million euros ($476 million) in guarantees to an initiative led by the World Health Organisation to buy COVID-19 vaccines.Countries wishing to be part of the WHO initiative, dubbed COVAX, had to submit expressions of interest by Monday.($1 = 0.8396 euros)…

yenisafak (2020-08-31). First Israeli flight flies to UAE via Saudi airspace. yenisafak.com The first-ever commercial flight flew from Israel's Ben Gurion airport on Monday to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) through Saudi airspace. | The El Al flight is carrying an Israeli delegation headed by national security adviser Meir Ben-Shabat and US diplomats led by Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and special adviser. | Kushner described the flight as "historic" that is being watched by all in the Arab and Islamic world. | "This is a very hopeful time and I believe that so much peace and prosperity is possible in this region and throughout the world," Kushner said in statements cited by the Is…

yenisafak (2020-08-31). Separatist leader says Saudi Arabia hinders Yemen agreement. yenisafak.com A separatist official has accused Saudi Arabia of hindering the implementation of a power-sharing deal, known as the Riyadh Agreement, for southern Yemen. | "The denial of return for southern leaders to Aden by Saudi Arabia is an obstruction of the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement," Rami Muthana al-Sumaidi, a leader of the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC), said on Monday. | He added Riyadh has refused to allow former security chief Shallal Shaya to return to Aden from Abu Dhabi. | Al-Sumaidi warned the Saudi-led coalition of taking any measures to prevent the movement of southern Yemeni leader…

yenisafak (2020-08-31). China rejects Indian claim about border violation. yenisafak.com In further escalation of tensions between India and China, New Delhi Monday said that its troops thwarted the "provocative military movements" in border areas of the Himalayan region of Ladakh, where the two countries are witnessing a heightened face-off since May this year."On the night of 29/30 August 2020, PLA [People's Liberation Army of China] troops violated the previous consensus arrived at during military and diplomatic engagements during the ongoing standoff in Eastern Ladakh and carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo," said a statement by the Indian Defense Ministry.However,…

yenisafak (2020-08-31). Germany says it supports Belarus protesters. yenisafak.com The German government supports those protesting against the results of the Aug. 9 presidential election in Belarus, a spokesperson said on Monday.Steffen Seibert, chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman, told a press conference that there were convincing reports of police detaining "peaceful protestors" in Belarus, during what he called "impressive protests" over the weekend.He hailed the protestors' courage despite pressure from President Alexander Lukashenko, and called on him to "recognize the reality in the country."There needs to be an open dialogue between the government, opposition and the society in Belarus,…

yenisafak (2020-08-31). N.Macedonia gov't wins confidence vote. yenisafak.com North Macedonia's parliament has approved a new left-wing coalition government.The Social Democrats had declared victory in snap elections held on July 15, and late Sunday, after two days of debate, lawmakers voted 62-51 in favor of the new government led by Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev, while seven members were absent.Zaev and his coalition partners won 62 of the parliament's 120 seats in the election which returns Zaev back at the prime minister's office.According to the power-sharing deal with the ethnic Albanian Democratic Union for Integration party, Zaev will hand the office over to an ethnic Albanian…

yenisafak (2020-08-31). Who is the leader of the Muslim world? Egyptians say 'Turkey' all the way. yenisafak.com Despite all the smear campaigns launched against Turkey in Egypt under the administration of putschist Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the people of Egypt continue to stand by Turkey and have deemed Erdogan the leader of the Muslim world.A poll conducted with the participation of 1,047 Egyptians by Turkey-based research company Areda Survey yielded quite the shocking results and shed light on how the people of Egypt really feel towards Turkey.When asked, "Who is the leader of the Muslim world besides your own country?", 31,4 percent of respondents answered "Turkey," with Saudi Arabia lagging far behind with only 10,4 perce…

yenisafak (2020-08-31). Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84. yenisafak.com Former Indian president and the country's renowned political leader Pranab Mukherjee died on Monday at the age of 84."With a Heavy Heart, this is to inform you that my father Shri #PranabMukherjee has just passed away inspite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital prayers ,duas prarthanas [prayers] from people throughout India ! I thank all of You," his son Abhijit Mukherjee made the announcement on Twitter.Mukherjee was admitted to Army Hospital Research and Referral (RR) Hospital in the capital New Delhi for brain surgery earlier this month.He served as the country's President from 2012 to 2017 and was a…

yenisafak (2020-08-31). At least 100 doctors die of coronavirus in Indonesia. yenisafak.com At least 100 Indonesian doctors have died of the novel coronavirus since the pandemic started in March, a doctors association said on Monday."There have been 100 doctors who died while handling COVID-19. Likewise, the number of other health workers who have died also climbed," Daeng Faqih, chairman of Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI), said in a statement.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Halik Malik, the association spokesman, said the number of doctors who have died increased significantly over the last two months.As of Aug. 4, the doctors association recorded deaths of 74 doctors, and the number climbed by 26 ove…

yenisafak (2020-08-31). Galatasaray to face Azerbaijan's Neftci in Europa League. yenisafak.com The draw for the Europa League 2nd qualifying round was made in the UEFA headquarters in Switzerland.Galatasaray will visit Neftci in the first and only leg on Sept. 17.The tournament's second qualifying round will be single leg.The winning team will advance to the Europa League's third qualifying round.

yenisafak (2020-08-31). Trump slams Biden's response to 'anarchists'. yenisafak.com US President Donald Trump has criticized Democratic nominee Joe Biden for not controlling the "Anarchists, Thugs Agitators in ANTIFA," underlining the necessity of National Guard in protests-rocked states and cities that are mostly under the rule of Democrats. "When is Slow Joe Biden going to criticize the Anarchists, Thugs Agitators in ANTIFA?" Trump tweeted late Sunday. "When is he going to suggest bringing up the National Guard in BADLY RUN Crime Infested Democrat Cities States? Remember, he can't lose the Crazy Bernie Super Liberal vote!"Antifa, short for "antifascist," is a far-left anti-fascist political ac…

yenisafak (2020-08-31). Ankara slams terrorist YPG/PKK-affiliated visit to Moscow. yenisafak.com Turkey on Monday slammed a visit to Moscow by a terrorist YPG/PKK-affiliated group, saying Russia should avoid steps that serve the interests of terrorists who threaten both Turkey and Syria."We are concerned that a group consisting of elements of the so-called 'Syrian Democratic Council,' led by the terrorist group PKK/YPG, will be invited to the Russian Federation and accepted at a high level by Russian officials," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.Reports since the statement indicate the meeting may have already happened."We expect the Russian Federation to act in accordance with the spirit of A…

yenisafak (2020-08-31). Russia expels 3 Slovak diplomats in reciprocal move. yenisafak.com The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday it expelled in a reciprocal move three Slovak diplomats.The decision was conveyed to the Slovak Ambassador in Russia Peter Priputen, the ministry said in a statement on its official website."On Aug. 31, the Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the Russian Federation, Peter Priputen, for a strong protest about the unjustified expulsion of three diplomatic employees of the Russian Embassy in Slovakia in August this year," it said.Moscow considers the step by Bratislava as "unfriendly" and "contrary to the traditional spirit of co…

WSWS (2020-08-31). Australian report reveals accelerating social inequality in education. wsws.org The data exposes the fraud of the Gonski funding model, commissioned by the last federal Labor government, ostensibly to overcome the socioeconomic divide.

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Democrats Must Demolish Trump's Delusional Law-Breaking Dystopia
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
Donald Trump continually breaks multiple laws. Yet the serial lawbreaking, lying Trump is playing the "law and order" card against street protestors reacting to fatal cases of police brutality. Armed pro-Trump provocateurs are attending civic protests and generating casualties and property damage, as was the case recently in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Trump uses such mayhem to…
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Why the NYC school opening plan is racist
Shaniqua Pippen | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-31
This fight against unsafe school openings is a fight we can and intend to win…
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The two parties have failed us, but the people can succeed
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-31
We have the ability to make this country ungovernable and if we use that power, we can make demands that cannot be ignored.
nationofchange.org/2020/08/31/the-two-pa…

Escalation in Portland
David Rovics | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
Last night a man was shot to death near the Justice Center in downtown Portland, where protests have been taking place every night for over three months. Details are still coming in, but it appears the deceased was a heavily-armed member of the far right. Another member of the far right was just arrested this…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/31/escalation-i…

Greek government continues evictions of over 11,000 asylum seekers
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
The ND government's actions are particularly brutal amid a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hundreds of new infections being announced each day.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/gree…

The NBA's Black Power
Ann Garrison | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
On August 26, the third day of the Republican Convention and two days after a Kenosha, Wisconsin cop fired seven bullets into the back of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, the Milwaukee Bucks refused to play. Then the rest of the NBA players, 75% of whom are Black, chose to go on strike as…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/31/the-nbas-bla…

From Amazon to the Auto Industry, Kenosha, WI Exemplifies Climate Justice Denied
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-08-31
In this week's Climate Crisis News Roundup, historical climate injustice serves as the backdrop of the Jacob Blake police shooting. And Hurricane Laura slams Louisiana and Texas as the RNC ignores climate altogether.
therealnews.com/columns/from-amazon-to-t…

Jacksonville demands People's Budget, justice for Jacob Blake
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-31
Jacksonville, FL – On Saturday August 29, the Jacksonville Community Action Committee organized a drive-in protest to demand a People's Budget, a Jacksonville Police Accountability Council (JPAC) and an end to the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights (LEOBOR). Protesters were joined by the families of Reginald Boston and Leah Baker; all of whom were killed by Jacksonville Sheriff Office (JSO) cops. Protesters also stood in solidarity with protestors in Kenosha, demanding Justice for Jacob Blake. | To ensure the safety of protesters in the midst of COVID-19 outbreaks in Florida, a drive-in protest was held. Ov…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/8/31/jacksonv…

Trump incites vigilante violence against peaceful protests in Wisconsin
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
The murders in Kenosha are the first major attempt to use right-wing vigilante groups to carry out violent attacks on domestic opposition within the United States.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/pers…

Tallahassee, FL: Man wielding gun disrupts Kenosha uprising solidarity rally
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-31
Tallahassee, FL – The Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) and partner organizations took to the streets the evening of August 29 in solidarity with Kenosha, Wisconsin to demand justice for Jacob Blake; justice for the recent Tallahassee police murders of Mychael Johnson, Wilbon Woodard and Tony McDade; and community control of the Tallahassee Police Department. | The action started off well, although under threat of thunderstorms, as a diverse crowd of 150 masked attendees, medics and safety marshals adorned caravan vehicles with messages including "Solidarity with Kenosha," "Justice for all victims of…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/8/31/tallahas…

European banks profiteering from environmental crimes in the Amazon
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-08-31
Top European banks are providing cash, liquidity and technical knowledge to international oil companies for extracting oil from the Amazon leaving trail of death and destruction in the wake of profiteering…
therealnews.com/columns/european-banks-p…

Is Russia Backtracking on China's "Belt and Road" (BRI)? Moscow's Balancing Act Between China and India
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
The critical assessment of China's Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) last month by the influential Director of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Far Eastern Studies coupled with India's eagerness all summer to court the Eurasian Great Power into …
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Waiting for the Old Bailey: Julian Assange and Britain's Judicial Establishment
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
On September 7, Julian Assange will be facing another round of gruelling extradition proceedings, in the Old Bailey, part of a process that has become a form of gradual state-sanctioned torture. The US Department of Justice hungers for their man. The UK prison authorities are doing little to protect his health. The end result, should…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/31/waiting-for-…

US Sanctions Russian Research Institute that Developed COVID-19 Vaccine
Ben Norton | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
Russia won the race to develop the first vaccine against the novel coronavirus. The United States has responded by slapping sanctions on a Russian research facility involved in creating it. | The US government has blacklisted several Russian scientific institutes, including …
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This is the full membership list of the Christian Right's secretive and powerful Council for National Policy
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2020-08-31
Donald Trump previewed his RNC acceptance address before the influential Council for National Policy. The membership list of this Christian Right cabal was a carefully guarded secret — until now. President Donald Trump's appearance in Arlington, Virginia on August 21 before the Council for National Policy (CNP), a hyper-secretive Christian Right powerhouse that helps set …
thegrayzone.com/2020/08/30/membership-li…

Creative Protest in Palo Alto After Another Black Man Shot by Police
Kenosha Reaction | indybay.org | 2020-08-31
Short videos from protest in Palo Alto of August 27 include a demonstrator holding flowers and dancing to rap number "Fuck the Police." | Ten seconds and seven seconds in length.
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Extreme Right In Venezuela Seeks To Sabotage The Election
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-31
In a little more than three months, on December 6, parliamentary elections will be held in Venezuela. The most extreme wing of the Venezuelan opposition, which forms the so-called G4 (that includes the parties Voluntad Popular of Leopoldo López, Primero Justicia of Henrique Capriles, Acción Democrática and Un Nuevo Tiempo) plans, with U.S. support, to boycott the electoral process and renew the mobilization in the streets. Colombian sources with access to U.S. government functionaries and to leaders of the Venezuelan opposition became aware of a recent video conference meeting including members of the U.S. foreig…
popularresistance.org/extreme-right-in-v…

White Supremacist in the White House: Ibram X. Kendi on Trump's Calls for "Law & Order" in Kenosha
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-31
In Part Two of our interview with Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, we air excerpts from the families of Jacob Blake and George Floyd at the massive protest marking the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington, and discuss President Trump's planned visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, as he blames Democrats for violence during protests there and in Portland, Oregon. "Racism has spread to every part of the body," says Kendi, comparing U.S. racism to cancer, "and then we have a president who is claiming that it doesn't exist."
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/31/ibram_x_k…

Remembering Chadwick Boseman: Ibram X. Kendi on Legacy of "Black Panther" Actor, Cancer & Anti-Racism
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-31
Tributes continue to pour in for beloved actor Chadwick Boseman after his death at age 43 following a private four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman is best known for his iconic role as King T'Challa in the groundbreaking "Black Panther" — the first mainstream Black superhero movie and a smash hit that earned more than $1 billion at the box office. He is also widely acclaimed for his portrayal of major historical figures such as Thurgood Marshall, James Brown and Jackie Robinson. Boseman's death has highlighted the higher rates of colon cancer among Black men and the links to systemic racism. "Cancer,…
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/31/chadwick_…

Remembering Chadwick Boseman: Ibram X Kendi on Legacy of "Black Panther" Actor, Cancer & Anti-Racism
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-31
Tributes continue to pour in for beloved actor Chadwick Boseman after his death at age 43 following a private four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman is best known for his iconic role as King T'Challa in the groundbreaking "Black Panther" — the first mainstream Black superhero movie and a smash hit that earned more than $1 billion at the box office. He is also widely acclaimed for his portrayal of major historical figures such as Thurgood Marshall, James Brown and Jackie Robinson. Boseman's death has highlighted the higher rates of colon cancer among Black men and the links to systemic racism. "Cancer,…
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/31/chadwick_…

Video Shows Moment Before Deadly Portland Shooting Amid Rival BLM, Pro-Trump Protests
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-31
A man was shot dead in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday night as violence erupted between supporters of President Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter protesters. The city has become a flashpoint for demonstrations against police brutality and racism since the death of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May.
sputniknews.com/us/202008311080325068-vi…

Biden Accuses Trump of 'Fanning The Flames of Hate' Amid Continuing Portland Unrest
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-31
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has condemned the recent violence in Portland, blaming US President Donald Trump for fueling tensions.
sputniknews.com/us/202008311080323819-bi…

Iran's Zarif Blasts Washington's 'All Options on the Table' Approach to Own Citizens in Portland
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-31
Portland became an epicenter of protests against police brutality and racism in the wake of the killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis in late May. The West Coast city has also been a major flashpoint for violence between rioting demonstrators, local police, federal law enforcement, and more recently, pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters.
sputniknews.com/world/202008311080330213…

Trump Is Denying the US's Racism While Stoking Its Flames in Kenosha
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-31
In Part Two of our interview with Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, we air excerpts from the families of Jacob Blake and George Floyd at the massive protest marking the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington, and discuss President Trump's planned visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, as he blames Democrats for violence during protests there and in Portland, Oregon. "Racism has spread to every part of the body," says Kendi, comparing U.S. racism to cancer, "a…
truthout.org/video/trump-is-denying-the-…

Republicans Praise "Citizen Soldiers" Waging Violence Against Protesters
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-31
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) has appeared to endorse violence against protesters while appearing on CNN, saying that "citizen soldiers" are needed to quash anti-racist protests across the country. His statement comes days after 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was charged with murdering two Kenosha, Wisconsin, protesters and shooting a third. | Protests erupted in Kenosha about a week ago when Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot in the back seven times by police officers as he was getting into his car…
truthout.org/articles/republicans-praise…

All the Latest on Trump's War on Our Public Postal Service
Sarah Anderson | commondreams.org | 2020-08-31
Demonstrators gather outside the Uptown post office in Chicago, IL to demand a fully funded United States Postal Service and an end to cuts by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on August 25, 2020. (Photo: Max Herman/NurPhoto via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/08/31/all-la…

World's richest man, who has history of working with the CIA, gets official approval to unleash Amazon drones on the US
rt.com | 2020-08-31
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given approval for Amazon to operate its Prime Air delivery drones, an idea billionaire owner Jeff Bezos first introduced in 2013. | The approval means the drones can be operated "beyond the visual line of sight" by operators. Amazon says it will soon begin testing the delivery technology, which is supposed to cut wait times for orders from days to hours and eventually minutes. The company also plans on eventually introducing the delivery practice across the globe. | "This certification is an important step forward for Prime Air and indicates the FAA's confidence i…
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The F-Word: No Other Way to Describe Trump's Fascism 2.0
Mark Green, Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2020-08-31
"If we added up the anti-democracy maneuvers of the prior 10 presidents over the past 60 years, they wouldn't equal Trump alone in under four years," write the authors. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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A Tale of Two Teens: When White Killers Are Treated Better Than Black Victims
Hana Kiros | commondreams.org | 2020-08-31
A protester holds a Black Lives Matter sign during a demonstration against the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 26, 2020. (Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/08/31/tale-t…

Thoughts on the Fall of the Falwells
Gary Leupp | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-31
How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! — 2 Samuel 1: 25 Baptist minister Jerry Falwell Sr., leader of a megachurch in Lynchburg, Va. since the 1960s, founded Liberty University in 1971. In 1979 he founded the Moral Majority as a political movement opposed to abortion, homosexuality, feminism, and liberal, socialist thought; …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/thoughts-on-t…

Rescuers Penalized For Saving Lives At The World's Deadliest Border
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-31
Humanitarian organizations are being penalized for fulfilling responsibilities abandoned by European governments at the world's deadliest border, activists have warned after an eventful weekend in the Mediterranean. | Late on Friday, the Louise Michel rescue ship was alerted by a charity reconnaissance plane Moonbird to a boat carrying 130 refugees in distress inside Malta's search-and-rescue zone. | The ship, funded by street artist Banksy and run by a seasoned team of rescuers, had already picked up 89 people in previous operations and so, unable to bring everyone on board, the crew waited for hours into Saturd…
popularresistance.org/rescuers-penalized…

UN sends 16 truckloads of aid to Syria's Idlib
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-31
The UN on Monday sent 16 truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria where millions of people are in need of assistance due to internal conflict.The trucks carrying supplies entered Idlib province through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's south.The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib, and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an ag…
yenisafak.com/en/world/un-sends-16-truck…

Proposed California Reparations Study leaves out Indigenous and Afro-Latino Heritage
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-08-31
The State of California may make incremental steps to mitigate past egregious actions taken before, during and after US Statehood beginning September 9, 1850. AB 3121 chooses not to mention the "hidden figures" of our Indigenous / Afro Latino California Heritage, by design.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/31/1883633…

Reflecting On 12 Years In Palestine
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-31
In Palestine, I have split my time between working on human rights issues for Palestinians and working for the environment. These are not mutually exclusive as there is significant overlap. There are issues of colonizer assaults on the environment and environmental justice. There are issues of human sustainability and food security (dependent on the environment). Of course where and how we act evolves and changes in time. In those 12 years, I learned that our struggle as indigenous people in Palestine is connected to the struggle of indigenous people everywhere. I also learned that since the wealthy elites have n…
popularresistance.org/reflecting-on-12-y…

6 Million Stricken With COVID-19: Trump Has Turned the US Into a Sh*thole Country
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2020-08-31
"Out of 194 countries in the world, only 10 have had a worst per capita death rate than the United States," writes Cole. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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American Workers Have Been Given a Raw Deal Throughout the Trump Era
Lawrence Wittner | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-31
Although Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that American workers are "thriving" during his presidency, this contention rings hollow. The mishandled coronavirus pandemic, of course, has created levels of unemployment, hunger, and misery in the United States not seen since the Great Depression. But even in the years before the pandemic, when Trump claimed he had …
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American Workers Have Been Given a Raw Deal Throughout the Trump Era
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2020-08-31
Although Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that American workers are "thriving" during his presidency, this contention rings hollow. The mishandled coronavirus pandemic, of course, has created levels of unemployment, hunger, and misery in the United States not seen since the Great Depression. But even in the years before the pandemic, when Trump claimed he had Read…
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India's Communist youth raise $1.4 million for COVID relief with recycling drive
Muhammed Shabeer | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-31
KERALA STATE, India–Ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, leftist youth organizations around the world have been in the forefront of both providing relief and resisting attempts to attack the rights of people. An instance of this has been the "Recycle Kerala" initiative launched by the communist Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), which …
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Qatar announces non-discriminatory minimum wage, changes to kafala system
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-31
On Sunday, August 30, Qatar announced a non-discriminatory minimum wage of 1,000 Qatari Rials (around USD 274) for all its migrant workers. Qatar's ministry of administration, development, labor and social affairs (ADLSA) also announced crucial changes in the country's infamous kafala system. | According to the ministry, the employees will no longer need a "no objection certificate" from their employers to change their jobs. According to the rules of kafala or sponsorship system, an employee is not allowed to change jobs during the contract period without the permission of the employer. Now, an employee can chang…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/31/qatar-ann…

Hundreds march in St. Paul for clean Dream Act and legalization for all
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-31
Saint Paul, MN – Hundreds marched through the West Side of Saint Paul from Castillo Park to Senator Tina Smith's office on August 29 demanding the Senate take immediate action towards legalization for all residents. The march was part of an ongoing campaign by the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) demanding legalization for all immigrants eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), TPS (Temporary Protective Status), and DED (Deferred Enforced Departure) status. | The Dream and Promise Act, which would accomplish that goal, has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. For…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/8/31/hundreds…

Fall 2020 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Immigrant News Alert!
Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network | indybay.org | 2020-08-31
ICE Is Leaving Immigrants To Die In Detention, Trump Used Looted Venezuelan Public Money To Build Border Wall With Mexico…
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In COVID Era, Artists Are Generating Hope and Illustrating Pandemic Inequities
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-31
Almost immediately after the coronavirus began to spread throughout New York City, art historian Han Hongzheng, an immigrant from China, started seeing anti-Asian slurs on social media. | Then he experienced the hatred at close range. | "One day in early March, my partner, who is white, and I were walking our dog on the Upper West Side of Manhattan," Hongzheng says. "All of a sudden, this guy on skates got very close to us and screamed the word 'traitor' at my partner." | Hongzheng describes…
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Trump at the RNC: Echoes of Saddam
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
The Republican convention was a nauseating performance even by the cess-pit standards of the Trump administration. In its cult-like obeisance to the supreme leader it reminds me of meetings of the Iraqi Baath Party that periodically endorsed Saddam Hussein as the national saviour. The only speeches acceptable in both cases were dollops of fawning praise. Speakers outdid each other in adulation, pretending that shambolic failures were triumphant successes.
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Trump at the RNC: Echoes of Saddam
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
The Republican convention was a nauseating performance even by the cess-pit standards of the Trump administration. In its cult-like obeisance to the supreme leader it reminds me of meetings of the Iraqi Baath Party that periodically endorsed Saddam Hussein as the national saviour. The only speeches acceptable in both cases were dollops of fawning praise. Speakers outdid each other in adulation, pretending that shambolic failures were triumphant successes.
counterpunch.org/2020/08/31/trump-at-the…

TG 45: The rise of China and "American exceptionalism"
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-31
Media coverage of China can be very hypocritical. To put the China story into context Peter and George are joined by Philip Giraldi — former CIA counter-terrorism specialist.
thealtworld.com/philip_giraldi/tg-45-the…

Canada's Regime Change Efforts in Nicaragua Rife with Hypocrisy
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-31
Canada is supporting US efforts to overthrow Nicaragua's government. A recently leaked USAID document highlights "the breadth and complexity of the US government's plan to interfere in Nicaragua's internal affairs up to and after its presidential election in 2021." The stated aim is to replace president Daniel Ortega with "a government committed to the rule …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/canadas-regim…

To Capture and Subdue: America's Theft of Syrian Oil Has Very Little to Do with Money
Steven Chovanec | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
Years of US support to Al-Qaeda and ISIS and efforts to effect regime change in the country have culminated in the theft of Syria's oil, but is that really America's coup de grâce in Syria? | Near the end of …
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The Empty Theater
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
Media personality figure and former prosecutor, Kimberly Guilfoyle, perhaps gave the most crazed speech at the Republican National Convention. In a shrill tone, she repeatedly claimed that Joe Biden and the Democrats are socialists. This is how far down the rabbit hole the American political landscape has fallen. If they are socialists, they are the…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/31/the-empty-th…

US Elections 2020: Hillary Tells Jo Biden Don't Concede if You Lose
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
War goddess Hillary never left the political stage gently into that good night. | Eager to avenge her loss to Trump in 2016, she keeps resurfacing instead of fading away like old soldiers. | With Biden holding a commanding lead in most …
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Battleground South China Sea? Growing US Hostility toward China
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
US hostility toward China's growing political, economic, technological, and military prominence risks possible direct confrontation between both nations. | China seeks peace and cooperative relations with other countries in stark contrast to Washington's aim for unchallenged dominance by whatever it takes …
globalresearch.ca/battleground-south-chi…

EU Supports US Coup Plot Against Belarus, Imposes Illegal Sanctions
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
Nearly always, EU countries are subservient to Washington's geopolitical agenda — no matter how unlawful. | Support by Britain, France, Germany (the E3), and Brussels for Iran's right to buy and sell conventional arms once the UN embargo on the practice …
globalresearch.ca/eu-supports-us-coup-pl…

Manufactured Pandemic and Economic Collapse a Boon for Billionaires
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
There's nothing natural about US-engineered coronavirus and economic collapse that made the dismal state of the nation much worse. | Things are unlikely to return to their former state when the current storm passes that won't happen any time soon. | Improvement …
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From Cotton to Brinjal: Fraudulent GMO Project in India Sustained by Deception
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
Insecticidal Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) cotton is the first and only GM (genetically modified) crop that has been approved in India. It has been cultivated in the country for more than 20 years. In a formal statement to the Supreme Court …
globalresearch.ca/cotton-brinjal-fraudul…

Venezuela's Oil Industry Between Sanctions and Strategic Blunders: A Conversation with Carlos Mendoza Potella
Prof. Carlos Mendoza Potella | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
Carlos Mendoza Potella is an economics professor at Venezuela's Central University and advisor to Venezuela's Central Bank. He recently spoke to Venezuelanalysis about the origins of the crisis in the country's oil industry and what that means for its future….
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-oil-industry…

Why U.S. Political Scientists Are Arguing That Evo Morales Should Be the President of Bolivia
Vijay Prashad — Manuel Bertoldi | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
Three political scientists from the United States closely studied allegations of fraud in the Bolivian election of 2019 and found that there was no fraud. These scholars–from the University of Pennsylvania and Tulane University–looked at raw evidence from the Bolivian election authorities that had been handed over to the New York Times. They suggest late-counted…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/31/why-u-s-poli…

A Festival of Distortion
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
The fake other worldly Republican national séance was marked by an orchestrated festival of lies, distortion, fear-mongering and cult-like worship of Donald Trump. At its apex, the people's White House blatantly was used as a prop that violated a longtime tradition of not mixing up governing and politics.
counterpunch.org/2020/08/31/a-festival-o…

Mounting evidence of COVID-19 reinfection
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
Several recent studies suggest that survivors of the coronavirus can come down with a second case after recovering from a first infection.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/rein…

Belarusian Communists say EU is backing a 'coup' in their country
Morning Star | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-31
Communists in Belarus have called for international support and solidarity to stop a "bloody coup" to remove President Alexander Lukashenko from power. The Communist Party of Belarus (CPB) warned of serious consequences if plans being pressed by the U.S., EU, and their NATO allies are successful, drawing comparisons to the so-called "color revolutions" seen in …
peoplesworld.org/article/belarusian-comm…

Fear and uncertainty dominate Jackson Hole central bankers' meeting
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
The key initiative announced at the gathering was the decision by the US Fed's policy-making body to maintain interest rates at ultra-low levels for an indefinite period.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/hole…

Black police victims' relatives urge action at mass march in D.C
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-31
WASHINGTON–One by one, they strode up to the podium on a hot and humid day in D.C.: Relatives or survivors of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Jacob Blake and other unarmed Blacks whom police have gunned down over the years. And one by one, they had a message for the crowd of …
peoplesworld.org/article/black-police-vi…

US military will not be involved in election crisis, top general claims
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
The extraordinary statement by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff came in response to a letter from two Democratic congresswomen.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/mili…

"Billionaires Lives Matter", Far More than Yours… The Capitalist Pandemic, Fake Democracy Goes Live?
Frank Scott | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
As we stagger towards the ultimate expression of our fake democracy in November it's important to acknowledge what won't be changing a bit whichever of the two parties of capital come out ahead with a minority of the American electorate's | …
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CDC Now Admits that 94% of COVID Deaths Had "Another Cause of Death"
Jack Davis | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
What this CDC report suggests is that at the outset of the pandemic it had been instructed to change the methodology with a view to artificially inflating the numbers of "Covid deaths". This is confirmed by the H. Ealy, M. …
globalresearch.ca/cdc-says-94-covid-deat…

Education is a Public Obligation and Individual Right
Paul Larudee | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-31
Read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, and Part IX. The system of education in the US is failing at every level except for private, heavily endowed or extremely costly institutions for the wealthy and privileged. Students of all ages are increasingly viewed as "profit …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/education-is-…

Teachers Expect UFT to Vote on Whether to Authorize a Strike Over School Reopening
Matthew Cunningham-Cook | zcomm.org | 2020-08-31
The New York City teachers union wants to ensure good ventilation in schools and access to Covid-19 testing…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/teachers-expect-uf…

Generations of progress for women and girls could be lost to COVID pandemic, UN chief warns
news.un.org | 2020-08-31
Highlighting the disproportionate and devastating socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on women and girls globally, The UN chief António Guterres called on Monday for a major push to prevent "years, even generations" worth of progress on women's empowerment, from being lost to the pandemic.
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Yellowstone, Environmental Collapse, and Compromised Thinking
Joseph Scalia III | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
In this era in which climate change and global warming occupy ever more of the public discourse and awareness, it is striking that its brethren environmental concerns, all of no less consequence, remain starkly and fatefully off the public radar screen. These threats could be enumerated to include, among others, deforestation, ocean acidification, grasslands and…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/31/yellowstone-…

Indian people's organizations stand up to Modi govt
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-31
Under the banner of Hum Agar Uthe Nahi Toh (If We Do Not Rise), over 400 Indian women's groups and human rights organizations are coming together for a joint campaign.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/31/indian-pe…

Urgent solution needed to address fuel woes in war-torn Yemen
news.un.org | 2020-08-31
The UN Special Envoy for Yemen has called on all parties to urgently work together with his Office, in order to find a solution that ensures people in the country can access basic fuel supplies, amid major shortages in areas controlled by the Houthis, formally known as Ansar Allah.
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Garifuna community in Honduras demands safe return of disappeared
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-31
On the International Day of the Disappeared (August 30), the Garifunas of Honduras continued to demand the safe return of the five abducted members of their community…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/31/garifuna-…

State Department Awarded Contract to Politically Connected Security Firm
Jake Johnston | cepr.net | 2020-08-31
In November, 2019, as part of its support for the Haitian National Police (HNP), the State Department's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) awarded a $73,000 contract for the provision of "riot gear kit[s]" for the police's crowd control unit, CIMO, according to information contained in the US government's contracting database. Earlier …
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My Journey to Socialism: From 9-11 through the Great Recession
Barbara MacLean | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-31
Here are three questions I would propose to the people who read this article: Other than being a Red Diaper Baby, what is the process by which people came to socialism and how did they handle the disapproval of their families and long-term friends? How does having a framework for capitalism make it easier to …
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'Our Battle for Truth': An Interview with Maria Ressa
Ed Rampell | progressive.org | 2020-08-31
The Filipina journalist discusses "digital authoritarians" and freedom of the press as showcased in new documentary "A Thousand Cuts."
progressive.org/dispatches/interview-wit…

Central Michigan University faces COVID-19 outbreak as campus opens
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
Shorty after the opening of the fall semester CMU has seen 117 new COVID-19 cases as a result of the reckless decision to move ahead with in-person classes.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/cmu1…

Trump administration halts closure of California meatpacking plant despite eight COVID-19 deaths
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
The Trump administration postponed the closure of a plant that local health officials had ordered closed after at least 392 workers tested positive for COVID-19 and eight died.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/fost…

KOVID-19: "Virus Terrorism" in Korea? How Powerful Is the "Virus Weapon"? Who Will Win?
Prof. Joseph H. Chung | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
South Korea has been the object of praise and envy of the world for its great success in anti-virus war, off-line presidential election despite the virus crisis and the best performance in GDP growth among the OECD countries. In fact, …
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Here's How the U.S. Could Release a COVID-19 Vaccine before the Election–and Why that Scares Some
Jon Cohen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
When President Donald Trump accepted his party's nomination for another term last night at the Republican National Convention, he pledged that the push by his administration's Operation Warp Speed to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine would succeed "before the end of …
globalresearch.ca/us-could-release-covid…

The Old Japan's Debt Burden is Reaching Its Limits Story
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-08-31
That's a theme we have been hearing for decades. Japan is a huge embarrassment for the deficit hawks. It has a debt to GDP ratio of close to 250 percent, more than twice as high as in the United States, yet it has none of the problems that the deficit hawks tell us will come …
cepr.net/the-old-japans-debt-burden-is-r…

AOC's convention speech
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-31
The DNC authorized the release of the following transcript of her speech as follows…
nationofchange.org/2020/08/31/aocs-conve…

Lawsuit against Trump Administration over 'Reckless and Unprecedented' Gutting of Bedrock US Environmental Law
Jessica Corbett | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
A coalition of 27 U.S. states, commonwealths, territories, counties, and cities filed a federal lawsuit on Friday challenging the Trump administration's "unlawful, unjustified, and sweeping revisions" to a 50-year-old law that the president claimed would "streamline" infrastructure projects by limiting …
globalresearch.ca/lawsuit-against-trump-…

Who Will Win November's US Presidential Elections? … Israel?
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
The US presidential elections coming this November will determine whether the current President Donald Trump or the Democratic nominee Joe Biden (if his mental capabilities are still intact) will run the White house. | But whether Trump or Biden becomes president, …
globalresearch.ca/who-win-november-us-pr…

New York City teachers union postures as though preparing to call strike
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
By posing as though it supports calling a strike, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) aims to block rank-and-file educators from taking independent initiative.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/nyce…

From the Political Conventions to Civil Unrest: Corporate Media Still Manufacturing Consent
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-08-31
How do establishment media outlets frame and curate our reality? How prevalent is propaganda, and censorship in the US, at a time when we desperately need transparent factual reporting? In…
projectcensored.org/from-the-political-c…

Israeli restrictions, policies hinder Palestinians' fight against pandemic
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-31
Shatha Odeh of the Palestinian Health Work Committees talks about the difficulties faced by the people and health care professionals due to the rules and restrictions imposed by Israeli occupation.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/31/israeli-r…

GOP Convention Pretended COVID Was Over While Creating Super-Spreader Conditions
William rivers Pitt | zcomm.org | 2020-08-31
With his death cult of cheering, sweaty, unmasked, shoulder-to-shoulder devotees arrayed before him, Trump painted a bleak portrait of the nation in chaotic hues of his own failed stewardship, all blood red and Klansman white…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/gop-convention-pre…

California Governor Newsom continues murderous policies as COVID-19 cases in state reach 700,000
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly spread through California, with over 6,000 new infections per day, including 1,500 in Los Angeles County alone.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/cali…

The Rotten Alliance of Liberals and Neocons Will Likely Shape U.S. Foreign Policy for Years to Come
Marshall Auerback | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
The emergence in recent weeks of a coalition of neocon Republicans and former national security officials who have thrown their support behind the candidacy of Joe Biden is an ominous development to those who believe U.S. foreign policy should be guided by the principles of realism and military restraint, rather than perpetual wars of choice.
counterpunch.org/2020/08/31/the-rotten-a…

Will Trump Pardon Edward Snowden?
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
The name 'Edward Snowden' represents different things to different people. For those interested in government transparency and the rule of law, he is a hero, a man who initially tried to go through the 'proper' channels to publicize the blatant injustices he saw. To others, he is a traitor, a government employee who had the…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/31/will-trump-p…

Seattle's High-End Wage Tax and Taxing Stock Returns
Dean Baker | zcomm.org | 2020-08-31
If instead of taxing corporate profits we targeted stock returns, we could be certain of collecting the tax rate we had targeted…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/seattles-high-end-…

China Warns of "Accidental" Military Confrontation with US
Orinoco Tribune | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
China's military has warned of an unintentional military confrontation with the US if it does not halt its naval operations in the South China Sea, insisting that recent US activities in the region are instigating such hostilities. | The warning came …
globalresearch.ca/china-warns-accidental…

This week in history: August 31-September 6
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
25 years ago: French test nuclear bomb in Pacific, setting off protests in Tahiti On September 5, 1995, the French government launched the first in a series of nuclear tests at Moruroa Atoll in the Pacific. Rioting and protests erupted in the Tahitian capital of Papeete in response, where one-third of the population was unemployed.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/twih…

The New Class War of the Managerial Elite
Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
Ever since Frederic Taylor's falsely labelled "Scientific Management", the managerial elite has been on a stratospheric rise. Rather cunningly and often even deceitfully, Taylor named his book "scientific" even though it does not contain a single scientific experiment. What he presented was an engineering ideology — not science. Despite this and together with French factory…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/31/the-new-clas…

Latinos Want Action on Climate Change
Orson Aguilar | progressive.org | 2020-08-31
We look forward to the day when all climate advocates recognize the power of the Latino community.
progressive.org/op-eds/latinos-want-acti…

University of Florida graduate residents expose plans to quarantine COVID-19 victims in family housing
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
The university management plans to quarantine people in family housing complexes in secret while pursuing a "herd immunity" strategy on campus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/ufcv…

Trump's Hotel in Vancouver Files for Bankruptcy
Tasnim News Agency | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
The Trump International Hotel in Vancouver has closed permanently just three years after opening, and the management company that owns it has filed for bankruptcy, The Hill reported. | Hotel operator TA Hotel Management Partnership Ltd. filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, …
globalresearch.ca/trump-hotel-vancouver-…

GM workers in Silao, Mexico, report eighth death from COVID-19, as corporation fires vulnerable workers
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
GM and the corporate-controlled Confederation of Mexican Workers have refused to provide workers with any information about COVID-19 cases in the plant.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/sila…

NBA Playoffs resume after major strike for Black lives
Brian Mahoney | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-31
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks came to the arena and prepared for a game, just as they did three days earlier. This time, they played it. The rescheduled Game 5 of the Bucks' series against Orlando began Saturday as the NBA postseason resumed after a historic stoppage that players hope will bring change …
peoplesworld.org/article/nba-playoffs-re…

Basketball Plays Outside the Bubble
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
Professional sports are trying to function within the constraints of the coronavirus. The National Basketball Association, in a most novel solution, has tried to finish its interrupted season within a bubble at Walt Disney World in Florida. The remaining games have been played under strict supervision; the players have been in virtual lockdown. But the…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/31/basketball-p…

Video: The USA and Nicaragua Now: Brian Willson
S. Brian Willson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
Tortilla con Sal: We're here with Brian Willson, Viet Nam veteran and onetime criminal lawyer. Brian has written extensively about US imperialism and its effects around the world and what people in Nicaragua are especially interested in right …
globalresearch.ca/video-usa-nicaragua-no…

No Going Back: It's All Got to Change
Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
It's been a weird time, the last six months, and so it continues; perhaps it always was. It's certainly been an unjust violent mess in varying degrees of severity, for as long as most can remember. With selfishness, division and pleasure firmly in the driving seat, and the planet beautiful, slowly choking to death under…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/31/no-going-bac…

New People's Party Rises Amid Grim Election Options
Christopher D. Cook | progressive.org | 2020-08-31
Facing an election between a centrist Democrat and a fascist, the new Movement for a People's Party aims to prevent such sparse electoral choices in the future.
progressive.org/dispatches/peoples-party…

Massachusetts primary pits progressives Markey and Morse vs. Kennedy and Neal
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-31
BOSTON–The Sept. 1 Democratic congressional primaries in Massachusetts feature what may be the last two rounds pitting progressives against challengers around the country–but with a twist. In one race, the progressive is the incumbent, Sen. Ed Markey. The challenger, Rep. Joe Kennedy III, claims it's time for a new generation of politicians in the Bay …
peoplesworld.org/article/massachusetts-p…

Kickstarting economies without COVID-19 plan, 'a recipe for disaster': Tedros
news.un.org | 2020-08-31
Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic, countries want to "get their economies going again", the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, advising on the measures that governments, communities and individuals should take, to do so safely.
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New York City teachers union holds strike authorization vote amidst mass opposition to school reopening
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) aims to block rank-and-file educators from taking independent initiative against the policy or reopening schools.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/nyce…

The Rotten Alliance of Liberals and Neocons Will Likely Shape U.S. Foreign Policy for Years to Come
Marshall Auerback — James Carden | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
The emergence in recent weeks of a coalition of neocon Republicans and former national security officials who have thrown their support behind the candidacy of Joe Biden is an ominous development to those who believe U.S. foreign policy should be guided by the principles of realism and military restraint, rather than perpetual wars of choice.
counterpunch.org/2020/08/31/the-rotten-a…

Video: Robert F Kennedy Jr. in Berlin: COVID-19 Is Destroying Us All, Making the Powerful Elites More Powerful!!
Robert F. Kennedy Jr | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
By the Children's Health Defense Team | Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. spoke to hundreds of thousands in the streets of Berlin, Germany, August 29, 2020. | With Groàüer Stern Square and the Siegesà§ule Monument as a backdrop, Mr. Kennedy talked about …
globalresearch.ca/video-robert-f-kennedy…

MGM Resorts to lay off 18,000 workers
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
The Culinary Workers Union is not opposing the layoffs, demanding only that the fired workers be given the right to be re-hired at some point in the future.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/vega…

Amid cross-Canada protests against back-to-school drive, Trudeau announces $2 billion to fund school reopenings
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
The prime minister stressed that reopening schools is "critical to restarting the economy."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/casc…

People's Convention Scores a Hit!
Trudy Hess | peoplesparty.org | 2020-08-31
August 31, 2020 | MPP Media | media@peoplesparty.org | Detroit — Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life joined The People's Convention yesterday, sending it rocketing to #2 trending nationally on Twitter and keeping it top trending throughout the full 5-hour program. The digital Convention was viewed over 400,000 times on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. At the conclusion of the program, an overwhelming 99 percent of viewers cast the historic vote to form a major new political party in America in 2021. | Speakers included former Berni…
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Saudi Troops Join U.S. Base in Oil-Rich Northern Syria
Josh Owens | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
Twenty Saudi soldiers arrived this week at a U.S. military base close to an oilfield in northeastern Syria, according to Iranian media, which cite a report from a Lebanon-based Arabic-language TV channel. | At the end of last year, Saudi …
globalresearch.ca/saudi-troops-join-us-b…

Wallerstein expanded the South African independent left's horizons
Patrick Bond | zcomm.org | 2020-08-31
In establishing a strategic approach to these big-picture problems, which we continue to face in South Africa, no one I know embraced scale-politics better, with more seriousness and historical reach, and with such a long-range, compassionate future viewpoint, than Immanuel Wallerstein…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/wallerstein-expand…

Mounting social and health disaster in Louisiana after Hurricane Laura
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
Three days after the most powerful hurricane to hit the state since 1856, the scale of destruction and accompanying social crisis is coming into sharp relief.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/laur…

Fifty-six-year-old Tennessee resident evicted from her home after contracting COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
Leslie Nelson reportedly suffered an epileptic seizure as her belongings were thrown into her yard under the close watch of the police.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/evic…

O, Homo Contractus, Where Art Thou?
John Hawkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-31
"Deep State" derives from a John le Carré spy novel. It is an expression bandied about rather frequently these days. It's in danger of losing its meaning the more it becomes just another little buzzword from Hiveworld, busy bobbing among the festive fields of corn-cockle until exhaustion sets in. There is a real, non-fictional Deep …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/o-homo-contra…

Are Corporate CEOs Worth $20 Million?
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-08-31
This simple and important question does not get anywhere near the attention it deserves. And, just to be clear, I don't mean are they worth $20 million in any moral sense. I am asking a simple economics question; does the typical CEO of a major company add $20 million of value to the company that …
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The stage is set for a Venezuela October surprise
Leonardo Flores | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-31
Aggression against Venezuela from the US has intensified in recent weeks and all signs are pointing towards an escalation ahead of elections in the US and Venezuela…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/31/the-stage…

How big corporations are draining the life out of a sick America
Paul Buchheit | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-31
If today's companies were truly offering a fair return to the taxpayers who built their businesses, they'd be doing a lot more to ensure that all Americans have the means to support their families.
nationofchange.org/2020/08/31/how-big-co…

Fears of a 'police coup' against Black elected officials in Portsmouth, Virginia
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-31
PORTSMOUTH, Va.–Strange things have been going on in the city of Portsmouth, population 95,000, in southeastern Virginia. There is even talk of a "police coup d'état" to remove Black elected officials from office, and thus to thwart efforts at criminal justice reform in the state legislature. In March, the well-regarded police chief, Toya Chapman, who …
peoplesworld.org/article/fears-of-a-poli…

With thousands of new cases in US, opposition mounts against unsafe school and college reopenings
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
Over the last three weeks, there have been at least 12,000 infections at public schools, universities and colleges in the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/scho…

How We Can Save Aviation Without Enriching Airline CEOs
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
The next economic calamity of the Trump regime's Year Four? That will come October 1 when the federal coronavirus aid deal brokered last March for the airline industry expires. That deal poured $25 billion in emergency grants to the nation's hard-hit airlines. In return, the airlines agreed not to lay off any workers before October…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/31/how-we-can-s…

CDC Now Admits that 94% of COVID Deaths Had "Another Cause of Death"
Jack Davis | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-31
At the outset of the pandemic, the CDC had been instructed to change the methodology regarding Death Certificates with a view to artificially inflating the numbers of "Covid deaths". This is confirmed by the H. Ealy, M. McEvoy study quoted …
globalresearch.ca/cdc-says-94-covid-deat…

To Transform Policing, We Need Community Control
Jazmine Salas | zcomm.org | 2020-08-31
An elected civilian council could crack down on police abuses, and pave the way for longer-term transformations…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/to-transform-polic…

'Epicentro': Getting centered on Cuba in a new documentary film
Michael Berkowitz | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-31
Epicentro is Sundance Award winner and Academy Award nominee Hubert Sauper's vibrant, elegiac postcard from Cuba–its past, present and future. A bittersweet history lesson suffuses the film: We are Cuba, the gateway to the Americas, the blockaded but unbowed survivor of economic war with its behemoth unfriendly northern neighbor. Invaded by both the Spanish and …
peoplesworld.org/article/epicentro-getti…

Overturning Austerity 101
Fred Glass | zcomm.org | 2020-08-31
California's Prop 15 Will Tax the Rich…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/overturning-auster…

Live Like Them
Collective 20 | zcomm.org | 2020-08-31
The response of athletes as teams and as individuals, striking, dropping out of tournaments, speaking out, is remarkable…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/live-like-them/

EU refuses to accept hundreds of refugees rescued in the Mediterranean
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
More than 400 refugees are waiting in the central Mediterranean Sea off Sicily to be assigned to a safe haven.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/refu…

Radioactive: The pioneering efforts of physicist and chemist Marie Curie
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
Marie Curie (1867-1934) was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, and the first person and only woman to win it twice. Her life and work are the subject matter of Iranian-born French filmmaker Marjane Satrapi's feature.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/31/radi…

Mustapha Adib is Lebanon's new PM
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-31
Mustapha Adib, Lebanon's ambassador to Germany, has won the support of the major political blocs but is part of an establishment whose credibility is at a historic low following the Beirut blasts…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/31/mustapha-…

Saturday 9/19: Online Townhall: Normal is Still the Problem!
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2020-08-31
Online meeting, see website for details…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/30/1883629…

Encounter with Tiburon cops was racially motivated
Protest This! | indybay.org | 2020-08-31
500 people marched on the Tiburon police station to demand an end to racial profiling.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/30/1883629…

Golden Gate Bridge Action: "Confrontation with Police Was a Rehearsal for November 4"
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-08-31
Organizers of the "March for the Dead Fight for the Living" action of August 21 called their action preparation for election day.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/30/1883628…

Tha Hood Squad Does it Again!
Organized Mayhem | indybay.org | 2020-08-31
Tha Hood Squad creates a bridge between Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Stanford through community events including free meals, vigils, barbecues and … protests.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/31/1883631…

Another {attempted} Power Grab By Pacifica Corporatizers!
repost, from Alex Steinberg | indybay.org | 2020-08-31
KPFA members: | Don't Sign The Petition At Pacifica To Corporatize The Bylaws! | – From the Pacifica National Board Chair…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/30/1883628…

Tell Warren Buffett to Move Forward With Klamath Dam Removal Agreement
UnDam the Klamath | indybay.org | 2020-08-31
Send Warren Buffett a message urging his company Berkshire Hathoway and its subsidiary, PacifiCorp to move forward with Klamath dam removal.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/31/1883630…

Loud Protest at Tiburon Police Station After Police Harass Black Shop Owner
No Racial Profiling | indybay.org | 2020-08-31
Protesters rallied in Tiburon after police harassed a Black shop owner, demanding he prove he belonged there … in his own store. 32 second video.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/29/1883627…

The 8-30 Edition of Bathrobespierre's Broadsides Free Radio Santa Cruz show
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2020-08-31
The regular Free Radio Santa Cruz twice-weekly Bathrobespierre's Broadsides show usually airs on the net at freakradio.org Thursdays 6-8 PM and Sundays 9: 30 AM to 3 PM. However, FRSC-on-the-net is recovering of fire evacuation right now. Meanwhile the show is archived at http: //www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html . This is another on-the-road collection of interviews, downloaded songs, and my commentary from the last few days in downtown Santa Cruz.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/30/1883630…

ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 31.08.2020
Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-08-31
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/31/1883632…

Obama, Harris And The Ruse Of Racial Representation
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-31
The nomination of Senator Kamala Harris to the position of Vice President of the United States has been widely recognized as a triumph for Black and Asian women in the country. Something similar happened twelve years ago when then-Senator Barack Obama accepted the nomination for President. | There is no doubt that representation in the media, politics, education, corporate leadership, sports, among so many other areas, matters. However, the more crucial questions are how does representation matter as well as for whom and for what does it matter. Without addressing these questions, representation can easily succum…
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The Day After Election Day
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-31
For the second election in a row two of the least favored politicians in American history represent the range of choices speaks to the vacuity of the 'process.' In the throes of electoral passion, the insistence has been that personality and tenor are substance, hence the promise 'to restore dignity to the presidency' is put forward as a ready substitute for adequate healthcare, meaningful employment at a living wage, environmental repair, and real political participation. | The American posture that elections create the political system has it perfectly backward. What better way to counterfeit the consent of the…
popularresistance.org/the-day-after-elec…

Ten Days Of Climate Extremes
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-31
Pick almost any slice of time in the recent past and you can find clues to how climate change is jacking up dangerous weather extremes. In the 10 days after the potential global heat record in Death Valley, an unusual lightning storm blasted California with more than 11,000 lightning strikes that sparked hundreds of fires; more heat records were set in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres; unprecedented flooding in Asia washed away villages and threatened China's Three Gorges Dam; and twin hurricanes threatened the Gulf of Mexico, with Hurricane Laura generating a storm surge as high as 11 feet that pushed far i…
popularresistance.org/10-days-of-climate…

DC Police Ramp Up Aggressive Tactics After March On Washington
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-31
Friday's March on Washington brought massive crowds to downtown D.C. and ended without any significant confrontations between police and protesters. But as demonstrations bled into the weekend, the response from authorities took a combative turn. Locals who had been going to demonstrations in the District since the end of May said it was some of the most aggressive policing they had experienced at protests. Police deployed flash bangs and sprayed protesters with chemical irritants. Street medics with Medics for Justice, who have organized to provide medical assistance at protests throughout the summer, rushed to…
popularresistance.org/d-c-police-ramp-up…

Know Your Rights — Don't Talk To Cops At The Airport
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-31
"Have you ever been arrested for a crime?" I wasn't surprised that was the first question. I've said consistently over the past eight years that I wear my conviction for blowing the whistle on the CIA's torture program like a badge of honor. I said so on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and NBC's Today Show. It's no secret. "I'm going to tell you guys exactly the same thing that I tell your friends at Dulles Airport when they harass me. I'm represented by counsel. I don't talk to cops. You have no right to detain me. I'm a journalist and I'm going to write about this incident using your true names. And you have no legal righ…
popularresistance.org/know-your-rights-d…

Medicare For All Is A Beginning, Not The End Point
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-31
As a coup de grâce to the Bernie Sanders campaign Joe Biden declared that he would veto Medicare-for-All. This could drive a dedicated health care advocate to relentlessly pursue Med-4-All as a final goal. However, it is not the final goal. It should be the first step in a complete transformation of medicine which includes combining community medicine with natural medicine and health-care-for-the-world. | Contrasting Cuban changes in medicine during the last 60 years with the US non-system of medical care gives a clear picture of why changes must be all-encompassing.
popularresistance.org/medicare-for-all-i…

Territorial Disputes of Japan
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-31
During the tenure of outgoing Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe hopes were high that he would be able to resolve some of the territorial disputes between Japan and its neighbors. That did not happen. Let's have a look at the legacy Abe will leave to his successor.
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/31/te…

The Democrat Gambit to Destroy Trump Has Failed. Their Only Hope Now Is to Destroy America
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-31
Since 2016, the Democratic Party has been preoccupied with the single-minded goal of ousting Donald Trump, a political outsider who promised to drain the fetid swamp. But now that the Democrat's efforts have failed, the left seems perfectly content embracing a scorched-earth policy rather than face the prospect of defeat, or jail time, in 2020. | "In politics, nothing happens by accident," observed Franklin D. Roosevelt, the four-term Democratic president who certainly knew a thing or two about political predetermination. "If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." | FDR's quote perfectly sums up the la…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/31/de…

Definitive Eurasian Alliance Is Closer Than You Think
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-31
Pepe ESCOBAR | We have seen how China is meticulously planning all its crucial geopolitical and geoeconomic moves all the way to 2030 and beyond. | What you are about to read next comes from a series of private, multilateral discussions among intel analysts, and may helpfully design the contours of the Big Picture. | In China, it's clear the path ahead points to boosting internal demand, and shifting monetary policy towards the c…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/31/de…

The Dissolution of Liberal Universalism
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-31
For a long time, the towns and cities of Europe (and the rest of the world) grew organically around the social, economic and political needs of the people. The result was the well-known, and much-loved, forms of ancient city, town and village, built from wood, brick or stone. This pattern remained unchanged for centuries. Then came two 'World Wars'. | In their wake arose the initial, liberal-globalist push, and concomitantly, the bland, de-cultured "internationalist style" of architecture (the forerunner to today's identity-and-gender-blurring politics). The two impulses were connected: They both arose out from t…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/31/th…

The Rotten Alliance of Liberals and Neocons Will Likely Shape U.S. Foreign Policy for Years to Come
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-31
The emergence in recent weeks of a coalition of neocon Republicans and former national security officials who have thrown their support behind the candidacy of Joe Biden is an ominous development to those who believe U.S. foreign policy should be guided by the principles of realism and military restraint, rather than perpetual wars of choice.
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/31/ro…

Witnessing Zionists' airplane landing in UAE painful
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — The Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority Mohammad Shtayyeh said it is very painful to see a zionist plane landing in the UAE.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162942/Witnessing-Z…

1st Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi flight leaves occupied lands
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Despite all criticisms, the first-ever commercial flight from occupied lands of Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi took place on Monday, with Israeli regime and US delegations on board.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162931/1st-Tel-Aviv…

Police bust over 1.3 tons of drugs in eastern Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Iranian anti-narcotic forces have captured over 1.3 tons of opium in the eastern province of Khorasan Razavi.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162938/Police-bust-…

Iran voices readiness to assist flood-hit Afghan people
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian expressed Iran's readiness to help flood victims in Afghanistan.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162958/Iran-voices-…

Ta'zieh ceremony on night of Sham-e-Ghariban in Gorgan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Ta'zieh ceremony for the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH) was held on the night of Sham-e-Ghariban in Gorgan with health protocols in place.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/162956/Ta-zieh-cer…

Iran, Pakistan emphasize on cooperating in regional forums
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Agu. 31 (MNA) — Iranian and Pakistani Parliament speakers stressed the need to develop and enhance bilateral political, economic, cultural, trade and parliamentary cooperation in regional forums.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162957/Iran-Pakista…

Iran strengthens border security with modern equipment
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Commander of the Border Guard of the NAJA said that the forces have been equipped with modern tools to strengthen border security.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162945/Iran-strengt…

Iraqi forces capture 12 ISIL terrorists in Al Anbar Province
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Sep.01 (MNA) — Intelligence forces of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior have arrested 12 ISIL terrorist elements in Al Anbar Province.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162954/Iraqi-forces…

Several injured in Abu Dhabi restaurant blast
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — One person was killed and several people were injured on Monday in two separate explosions in the United Arab Emirates' capital Abu Dhabi and its tourism hub Dubai, the police and local media said.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162936/Several-inju…

Niger to prevent UNSC from abusing US unilateralism: Rouhani
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Sep.01 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Niger will prevent abuse of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for US unilateralism.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162955/Niger-to-pre…

Persian Restaurants in New Mexico
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — The restaurant concept is defined by business model and restaurant theme, style of service, cuisine, interior design, and price point. One of these concepts is catering restaurants.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162934/Persian-Rest…

Lebanese president designates new PM
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Lebanon on Monday designated Berlin envoy, Mustafa Adib, as the new premier following consultations with parliamentary blocs at Baabda Presidential Palace.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162941/Lebanese-pre…

Iran registers 1,642 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 1,642 COVID-19 infections and 109 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162937/Iran-registe…

Shalamcheh border crossing resumes operation after short halt
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Shalamcheh border crossing, which connects Iran's southwestern Khuzestan province to Basra in Iraq, resumed trade operation on Monday morning after a temporary halt last week.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162926/Shalamcheh-b…

Air defense providing major security of borders of Iran's sky
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Head of Iran's Passive Defense Organization said that Air Defense Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran is tasked with providing major security of borders of Iranian sky.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162953/Air-defense-…

Iran's deputy FM holds talks with Austrian FM in Vienna
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Agu. 31 (MNA) –Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araghchi met and held talks with Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg on Monday evening.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162959/Iran-s-deput…

Iranians for Iranians against pandemic in Muharram
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Iranian society is experiencing new trends under the coronavirus pandemic and in Muharram, the most significant of which is the increasing people's support for each other and their cooperation on improving their livelihood.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162924/Iranians-for…

Pursuing Gen. Soleimani's assassination case high on agenda
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-31
TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) — Iran's Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeisi said that his body considers the case of Lieutenant General Soleimani's assassination as a priority to deal with.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162940/Pursuing-Gen…

Taiwan Claims China Lacks 'Full Assault' Capability to Bring 'Breakaway Province' Under Control
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-31
Beijing has never renounced the use of force to bring Taipei under its control, as emphasized by President Xi Jinping in a major new year's speech, prompting Taiwan to seek to bolster its domestic defence industry.
sputniknews.com/asia/202008311080328459-…

Hundreds Join Muharram Processions in India's Telangana Despite Top Court's Ban Amid COVID Pandemic
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-31
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's apex court last week forbid Muharram processions in the country amid a rising number of coronavirus cases there, saying it could lead to "chaos" and "targeting of a particular community for spreading COVID-19".
sputniknews.com/india/202008311080327156…

Vote for Joe Biden or Democrats Would 'Conflict' with True Belief in Jesus Christ, Claims Pastor
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-31
Earlier, Los Angeles County moved to hold John MacArthur, Grace Community Church pastor, in contempt of court after hosting three indoor services in August in defiance of a court order that his church must comply with California's coronavirus restrictions.
sputniknews.com/us/202008311080324697-vo…

Iran Invests in Advanced Drone Technology to Strengthen 'Deterrence Power' – State Media
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-31
Iran's Ministry of Defense is investing in its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to ensure it remains one of the top countries in combat drone development, according to state media.
sputniknews.com/military/202008311080331…

China says Czech Senate Speaker to Pay 'Heavy Price' for 'Political Opportunism' of Taiwan Visit
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-31
Czech Senate speaker Milos Vystrcil arrived in Taipei on 30 August on a visit to promote business links with Taiwan, dismissing anticipated objections from Beijing over a perceived violation of the European state's one-China policy.
sputniknews.com/world/202008311080325439…

TikTok Chooses Bidder for Sale of US Business, Could Announce Deal Tuesday, Reports Suggest
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-31
US President Donald Trump issued an executive order on 14 August giving the TikTok's parent company ByteDance 90 days to sell its US business or face a ban.
sputniknews.com/us/202008311080328392-ti…

Filmmaker Michael Moore Predicts Repeat of 2016, Claims Donald Trump Headed to Win 2020 Election
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-31
Renowned filmmaker Michael Moore predicted in 2016 that Donald Trump would win the presidential election despite all leading US polls claiming otherwise and tipping Democrat Hillary Clinton as the hot favourite.
sputniknews.com/us/202008311080326722-fi…

Modi's Monthly Radio Address Programme Becomes Victim of "Dislikes" on YouTube
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-31
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been hosting a monthly radio programme, "Mann Ki Baat", since October 2014, wherein he addresses his countrymen on state-owned All India Radio. The recording of the same is shared on Modi's YouTube channel along with the BJP and Press Information Bureau.
sputniknews.com/news/202008311080324079-…

Mediterranean Crisis: Turkey Slams 'Imperialist' France Over Syria-Style 'Red Lines'
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-31
On Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a "red line policy" vis-à -vis Turkey amid the ongoing Turkish-Greek dispute in the Mediterranean, saying Ankara seems to only respect words backed by action. Tensions in the potentially hydrocarbons-rich body of water have escalated amid competing claims over which group of nations owns what.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020083110803…

Minsk Will Have to Respond to Baltic States' Sanctions, Belarusian Foreign Ministry Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-31
MINSK (Sputnik) – Minsk will be forced to adequately respond to the sanctions of the Baltic states, Belarusian Foreign Ministry spokesman Anatoly Glaz said.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200831108033027…

Mama Mia! NASA Tracking Asteroid Nearly Double the Diameter of Roman Colosseum Approaching Earth
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-31
The so-called 'Near-Earth Object', classified as such by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), was first discovered by astronomers in 2010, and is set to cross Earth's orbit on Sunday.
sputniknews.com/science/2020083110803269…

How UK Tax Hikes May Deal a New Blow to the British Economy & Estrange Foreign Investors
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-31
While seeking ways to plug a gap in the country's budget caused by the COVID pandemic, the UK government is seemingly inclined to considerably raise tax rates. International observers have explained why it is not the best economic strategy to implement.
sputniknews.com/uk/202008311080321576-ho…

Law & Order: How BLM Protests Can Improve Trump's Election Odds Instead of Axing His 2020 Bid
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-31
Months of often-violent anti-racist protests which have engulfed the US from May threaten to pull rug out from under the Democrats, who closed their eyes to looting and rioting, say American observers outlining how Donald Trump can raise victorious and even receive a large share of the African American vote.
sputniknews.com/us/202008311080319465-la…

If Trump Tries to Hijack the Election, We Must Be Ready to Resist
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-31
For nearly four years, we have been laser focused on November 3, 2020, the day that Donald Trump could be voted out of office. In all likelihood, however, the election will not be decided that evening as it has in the past (with the notable exception of the 2000 election). That is because in order to protect themselves against COVID-19, a record number of people will forego the polls and mail their ballots…
truthout.org/articles/if-trump-tries-to-…

Trump Signals to His Followers That Violence Is His Best Hope for Reelection
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-31
President Trump was having a normal one on Sunday morning, tweeting and retweeting 89 times over the course of three and a half hours. Many of them were tweets of polling numbers from obscure firms showing him in the lead after the Republican convention. But most of the tweets and retweets were incitement to violence among his true believers and complaints about "Democrat cities," an ongoing mantra which he seems to think is a slam dunk to get him re-elected. | He repeatedly insulted and mock…
truthout.org/articles/trump-signals-to-h…

Schools Are Preparing for a Mental Health Crisis Amid COVID
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-31
The calls started at 6 a.m., and Patrick McCauley was ready, having retreated to the privacy of his garage where he sat waiting for Angelenos to share how they're coping with the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic. | For the last 14 years, McCauley has worked as a mental health counselor and consultant in the Los Angeles Unified School District. In April, he began staffing a new hotline the district created to reach students, parents and teachers in need of mental health supports and other services as the v…
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Trump's New COVID Adviser Is Pushing Herd Immunity, Which Some Liken to Eugenics
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-31
A new top COVID-19 adviser to President Trump, Scott Atlas, is pushing the White House to embrace a "herd immunity" approach to the pandemic, which would allow the virus to spread nearly unmitigated through the population while protecting nursing home residents and other vulnerable people, reports The Washington Post. | Building herd im…
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Intelligence Officials Scale Back Election Security Briefings Ahead of Election
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-31
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) indicated on Sunday that his committee may subpoena intelligence officials, following Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe's announcement that regular election security briefings will be scaled back ahead of the general election. | "This intelligence paid for by taxpayers doesn't belong…
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New York transit agency threatens draconian cuts and fare hikes
wsws.org | 2020-08-31
The MTA is considering reducing New York City bus and subway service by 40 percent as well as cutting commuter railroads service by 50 percent.
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Video: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Demo Berlin on August 29, 2020
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Biggest Timber Sale in Memory Cancelled in Bitterroot National Forest
CounterPunch News Service | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-31
The Bitterroot National Forest today formally withdrew its decision authorizing the Gold Butterfly Project. Friends of the Bitterroot and the Alliance for the Wild Rockies filed a lawsuit on July 10th against the Bitterroot National Forest seeking to stop the Gold Butterfly timber sale which was called "the largest project in memory" by the Ravalli…
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Trump slams Biden's response to 'anarchists'
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-31
US President Donald Trump has criticized Democratic nominee Joe Biden for not controlling the "Anarchists, Thugs Agitators in ANTIFA," underlining the necessity of National Guard in protests-rocked states and cities that are mostly under the rule of Democrats. "When is Slow Joe Biden going to criticize the Anarchists, Thugs Agitators in ANTIFA?" Trump tweeted late Sunday. "When is he going to suggest bringing up the National Guard in BADLY RUN Crime Infested Democrat Cities States? Remember, he can't lose the Crazy Bernie Super Liberal vote!"Antifa, short for "antifascist," is a far-left anti-fascist political ac…
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China rejects Indian claim about border violation
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-31
In further escalation of tensions between India and China, New Delhi Monday said that its troops thwarted the "provocative military movements" in border areas of the Himalayan region of Ladakh, where the two countries are witnessing a heightened face-off since May this year."On the night of 29/30 August 2020, PLA [People's Liberation Army of China] troops violated the previous consensus arrived at during military and diplomatic engagements during the ongoing standoff in Eastern Ladakh and carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo," said a statement by the Indian Defense Ministry.However,…
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Galatasaray to face Azerbaijan's Neftci in Europa League
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-31
The draw for the Europa League 2nd qualifying round was made in the UEFA headquarters in Switzerland.Galatasaray will visit Neftci in the first and only leg on Sept. 17.The tournament's second qualifying round will be single leg.The winning team will advance to the Europa League's third qualifying round.
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N.Macedonia gov't wins confidence vote
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-31
North Macedonia's parliament has approved a new left-wing coalition government.The Social Democrats had declared victory in snap elections held on July 15, and late Sunday, after two days of debate, lawmakers voted 62-51 in favor of the new government led by Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev, while seven members were absent.Zaev and his coalition partners won 62 of the parliament's 120 seats in the election which returns Zaev back at the prime minister's office.According to the power-sharing deal with the ethnic Albanian Democratic Union for Integration party, Zaev will hand the office over to an ethnic Albanian…
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Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-31
Former Indian president and the country's renowned political leader Pranab Mukherjee died on Monday at the age of 84."With a Heavy Heart, this is to inform you that my father Shri #PranabMukherjee has just passed away inspite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital prayers ,duas prarthanas [prayers] from people throughout India ! I thank all of You," his son Abhijit Mukherjee made the announcement on Twitter.Mukherjee was admitted to Army Hospital Research and Referral (RR) Hospital in the capital New Delhi for brain surgery earlier this month.He served as the country's President from 2012 to 2017 and was a…
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Turkey's quaint town Birgi eyes to be must-visit stop
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-31
A historical town in western Turkey craves to be a tourist hub with new projects reviving its nearly 3,000-year-old history.Located in the Odemis district of Izmir on the Aegean coast, Birgi dates back to 750 B.C., according to estimates.With the traces of Phrygian and Lydian civilizations, Persian and Pergamon kingdoms, Roman and Byzantine empires, the Aydinid dynasty, and the Ottoman period, Birgi has been hosting a vibrant social life for thousands of years with its water resources and fertile lands.The historical premises, which succeeded in bringing the architectural texture formed during the time of Aydinid…
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Germany says it supports Belarus protesters
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-31
The German government supports those protesting against the results of the Aug. 9 presidential election in Belarus, a spokesperson said on Monday.Steffen Seibert, chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman, told a press conference that there were convincing reports of police detaining "peaceful protestors" in Belarus, during what he called "impressive protests" over the weekend.He hailed the protestors' courage despite pressure from President Alexander Lukashenko, and called on him to "recognize the reality in the country."There needs to be an open dialogue between the government, opposition and the society in Belarus,…
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EU offers 400 mln euros in guarantees to WHO-led COVID-19 vaccine initiative
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-31
The European Commission said on Monday it would contribute 400 million euros ($476 million) in guarantees to an initiative led by the World Health Organisation to buy COVID-19 vaccines.Countries wishing to be part of the WHO initiative, dubbed COVAX, had to submit expressions of interest by Monday.($1 = 0.8396 euros)…
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India's GDP shrinks by nearly one-fourth
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-31
India's economy contracted by nearly a quarter from April to June, when the country went into complete lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to official figures released Monday.According to the Statistics and Programme Implementation Ministry, the country's gross domestic product (GDP) shrank a record 23.9% in comparison to last year.The ministry's National Statistical Office released the data for the first quarter, which starts on April 1 and ends on June 30, of the 2020-21 fiscal year.India's construction sector contracted 50.3% from last year, while the manufacturing sector registered…
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Separatist leader says Saudi Arabia hinders Yemen agreement
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-31
A separatist official has accused Saudi Arabia of hindering the implementation of a power-sharing deal, known as the Riyadh Agreement, for southern Yemen. | "The denial of return for southern leaders to Aden by Saudi Arabia is an obstruction of the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement," Rami Muthana al-Sumaidi, a leader of the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC), said on Monday. | He added Riyadh has refused to allow former security chief Shallal Shaya to return to Aden from Abu Dhabi. | Al-Sumaidi warned the Saudi-led coalition of taking any measures to prevent the movement of southern Yemeni leader…
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Ankara slams terrorist YPG/PKK-affiliated visit to Moscow
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-31
Turkey on Monday slammed a visit to Moscow by a terrorist YPG/PKK-affiliated group, saying Russia should avoid steps that serve the interests of terrorists who threaten both Turkey and Syria."We are concerned that a group consisting of elements of the so-called 'Syrian Democratic Council,' led by the terrorist group PKK/YPG, will be invited to the Russian Federation and accepted at a high level by Russian officials," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.Reports since the statement indicate the meeting may have already happened."We expect the Russian Federation to act in accordance with the spirit of A…
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Who is the leader of the Muslim world? Egyptians say 'Turkey' all the way
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-31
Despite all the smear campaigns launched against Turkey in Egypt under the administration of putschist Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the people of Egypt continue to stand by Turkey and have deemed Erdogan the leader of the Muslim world.A poll conducted with the participation of 1,047 Egyptians by Turkey-based research company Areda Survey yielded quite the shocking results and shed light on how the people of Egypt really feel towards Turkey.When asked, "Who is the leader of the Muslim world besides your own country?", 31,4 percent of respondents answered "Turkey," with Saudi Arabia lagging far behind with only 10,4 perce…
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Japan's former defence minister Ishiba to run in LDP leadership election
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-31
Japanese former Defence Minister Shigeru Ishiba, a favourite in opinion polls to become the next premier, will run in the ruling LDP leadership election, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported on Monday, citing members of Ishiba's faction.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has also indicated he intends to run in the race, according to a source with the direct knowledge of the matter.
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