Daily Archives: August 24, 2020

2020-08-24: News Headlines

Alan Macleod (2020-08-24). "Paid Vacation" for Kenosha Cops Who Shot Unarmed Jacob Blake in the Back. mintpressnews.com Being in the midst a summer of unprecedented racial and political unrest was apparently not enough to stop Kenosha police from emptying seven rounds into the back of yet another unarmed black man.

Robert Penner (2020-08-24). Hundreds protest shooting of Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin. liberationnews.org Liberation News reporting from the frontlines of Kenosha protest.

Fight Back (2020-08-24). Uprising underway in Kenosha, WI after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. fightbacknews.org Kenosha, WI – Hundreds of people rallied at the scene of a shooting that took place around 5: 30 pm on August 23. After breaking up a fight between two women, Jacob Blake, 29, attempted to return to his vehicle. The entire time, an officer with the Kenosha Police Department had a gun pointed at him. As Blake tried to enter his car where his children were buckled in the back seat, the officer grabbed hold of the collar of his shirt and fired his gun at point blank range seven times. Blake was taken to the hospital. As of the writing of this article, he is in stable condition. | Riot police assembled at the scene of…

Staff (2020-08-24). Prisoners say they were intimidated over Black lives matter movement. therealnews.com Black prisoners were grabbed from their bunks and corralled without masks.

Scott Ritter (2020-08-24). Biden's Speech Stirs Up Sense of Déjà Vu — Same Old Lies Disguised as New Promises, Little More than a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. globalresearch.ca One speech, well written and read well, does not a president make. At the end of the day, the Democrats are putting forward a wolf in sheep's clothes, who is peddling the same worn-out lies disguised as new promises. | Joe …

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2020-08-24). Responding To Voter Suppression, Understanding Manipulated Elections. dissidentvoice.org Stop Voter Suppression from the Union of Concerned Scientists Voter suppression in the 2020 election has become a topic of great concern. In reality, voter suppression has been part of US politics since the founding of the country. The oligarchs who wrote the US Constitution enabled voter suppression by not including the right to vote in …

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-08-24). To Oppose Power Is To Meet With Hopelessness, But Hopelessness Is An Invitation To Real Power. thealtworld.com You set out, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, charging full speed at the man all set to overthrow the status quo, and then what happens? | You splat headfirst into a solid steel wall. | Your plans fail. | Your heroes capitulate. | Your comrades begin succumbing to propaganda. | You realize that the roots of establishment power stretch far deeper than you'd initially guessed, and that it has strategies in place to ensure its survival that are far more ingenious and effective than you'd ever previously imagined. | And then there she is. Lady Despair, in all her ego-crushing glory. | And then what do you do? | Perh…

Alan Macleod (2020-08-24). New Survey Highlights Effectiveness of Anti-China COVID Rhetoric. mintpressnews.com A

Andrew Korybko (2020-08-24). Did Lukashenko's Gun Stunt Help or Harm His Image? globalresearch.ca Color Revolution-beleaguered Belarusian President Lukashenko surprised the world on Sunday after exiting a helicopter that landed on his palace grounds while dressed in body armor and holding an AK -47, which was a risky soft power stunt that could either …

Anya Parampil (2020-08-24). US "left" aligns with State Department on China Cold War. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil talks to Danny Haiphong, a Contributor at the Black Agenda Report, about why some US leftwing media outlets repeat State Department talking points when it comes to China. Danny also dispels some of the most common talking points, including "China is capitalist" and "China has imperialist ambitions".

WSWS (2020-08-24). Online panel examines what would happen if Assange is extradited to the US. wsws.org The expert panelists made clear that Assange would be held in the most draconian conditions, treated as a terrorist and denied due process.

Staff (2020-08-24). "The Damage Has Been Done": Historian Says Trump's Postmaster Has Undermined Faith in 2020 Election. democracynow.org The battle over the future of the United States Postal Service is intensifying, with a record number of mail-in ballots expected to be cast in the 2020 presidential election, and Democrats and Republicans locked in a fight over the future of the agency. Historian Philip Rubio, who teaches at North Carolina A&T State University and worked as a mail carrier for two decades before that, says decades of political interference have caused a "manufactured crisis" at the U.S. Postal Service. "The damage has been done," Rubio says of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's changes. "I think he's discouraged a lot of voters who…

_____ (2020-08-24). Police Shoot Man; Video Shows Officer Firing Several Shots Into His Back At Close Range. popularresistance.org Kenosha police shot a man Sunday evening, setting off unrest in the city after a video appeared to show the officer firing several shots at close range into the man's back. The shooting victim has been identified as Jacob Blake, a Black man, by Wisconsin officials. He was in serious condition at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee as of early Monday morning. | The Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation said early Monday that the involved officers have been placed on administrative leave. The Kenosha News reported that neighbors said Blake was trying to break up a fight between two women.

_____ (2020-08-24). Police Continue To Repress Protesters In Portland. popularresistance.org For 90 days now, protesters have taken to the streets of the U.S. city of Portland following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May. | As per social media videos, protesters were met with heavy police repression including the use of tear gas canisters. | The protest left several police officers injured, at least 9 people arrested while one person received medical attention after receiving a gun wound. Of those people that were arrested, three were charged with assault on a police officer. Portland Police confirmed that since May, over 500 protesters have been arrested. | U.S. Police repression continue…

_____ (2020-08-24). Reforms Are Won When Social Movements Inflict Real Costs On The Economic Elite. popularresistance.org In an interview over email, co-author Kevin A. Young discussed the limits of electoral politics to advance a more egalitarian social contract and the strategies today's social movements can employ to fight injustice. The challenges are formidable, especially given the Trump administration's exercise of a new and despotic federal police power in reaction to nationwide Black Lives Matter protests against police violence. As Levers of Power demonstrates through examples from the labor movement and the Civil Rights Movement, the path to enduring change requires mobilization that inflicts real costs on capitalists and…

RT (2020-08-24). 125 National Guard troops deploying to Kenosha following rioting & looting over police shooting. rt.com Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has announced that scores of National Guard troops will be deployed to the city of Kenosha by Monday evening as violent riots continue over the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake seven times. | "This is a limited mobilization of the National Guard focused on supporting the needs of local first responders to protect critical infrastructure, such as utilities and fire stations, and to ensure Kenoshians are able to assemble safely," Evers said. | Following the shooting of Blake, which was caught on a cellphone camera and said to be over a "domestic incident," protesters took…

RT (2020-08-24). WATCH: Protesters armed with rifles face off against police APC in Kenosha after latest police shooting. rt.com In the wake of the latest police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, protesters armed to the teeth with semi-automatic rifles have faced down an armored personnel carrier, amid widespread rioting, looting and violence. | In a disturbing escalation of tensions, several heavily armed and armored protesters surrounded the police BearCat vehicle in the early hours of Monday morning. At one point, an officer is seen opening the hatch on the roof and throwing a tear gas grenade to disperse the crowd. | pic.twitter.com/TzBz9tk1i5— Drew Hernandez (@livesmattershow) RT (2020-08-24). 'Burn baby, burn!': WATCH Portland protesters cheer after police precinct set ablaze on 88th night of rioting. rt.com Activists in Portland attempted to torch a police station and adjacent buildings in yet another night of chaotic unrest. The gathering was declared a riot following clashes with officers, resulting in some two dozen arrests. | A crowd of more than 200 people marched on the Portland Police Bureau's (PPB) North Precinct on Sunday night, most clad in "armor, helmets, gas masks, all-black clothing" and carrying shields, police say. While officers kept a distance for the first portion of the protest, they responded with force after "individuals began throwing chunks of ceramic, rocks, and glass bottles in the direc…

RT (2020-08-24). Pelosi calls Trump & Republicans 'enemies of the state' in diatribe about elections and postal service. rt.com House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, labeled US President Donald Trump and the Republican party "domestic enemies" and "enemies of the state," escalating the rhetoric about voting by mail in the upcoming election. | "Sadly, the domestic enemies to our voting system are right at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with their allies in the Congress," Pelosi (D-California) said in an appearance on MSNBC on Monday afternoon, referring to the address of the White House in Washington, DC. | "They're doing everything they can to suppress the vote, scare people by intimidation," she argued, calling Trump and the Republicans "

sputniknews (2020-08-24). Postmaster General Denies Democrat Allegations of Slowing Postal Service to Disrupt Mail-in Voting. sputniknews.com The reforms faced by the United States Postal Service have received criticism from Democrats over allegations of "incompetence at best, criminality at worst" by the Trump-appointed postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, accused of deliberately slowing the work of the federal agency in attempts to disrupt voting by mail in the presidential election.

The Canary (2020-08-24). Protests erupt after racially-charged police shooting in US state. thecanary.co Officers deployed tear gas in an effort to disperse hundreds of people who took to the streets following a police shooting in a US town. | The governor of Wisconsin pointed out that the victim was Black and was not the first to be "shot or injured or mercilessly killed" by individuals in law enforcement. | A video posted on social media appeared to show officers shoot at a Black man's back seven times as he leaned into a vehicle. | A person was taken to hospital in a serious condition following a shooting by officers at about 5pm on 23 August as officers were responding to a "domestic incident", the Kenosha Polic…

Staff (2020-08-24). Protests Erupt After Wisconsin Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man Seven Times. truthout.org Warning: The following article contains a link to a graphic video detailing a police shooting of an unarmed individual. | Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man from Kenosha, Wisconsin, was shot seven times in the back by police officers on Sunday evening as he attempted to enter his own car. | A

Staff (2020-08-24). Border Town Links Fight Against Trump's Wall to the Black Lives Matter Movement. truthout.org Under a sweltering August sun, just blocks from the U.S.-Mexico border, four local activists busily stage-direct the movements of about 100 residents of Laredo, Texas, who are lined up, fists raised, along the street in front of the city's George P. Kazen federal courthouse. | The four are standing on a 30-foot high scissor lift, making sure the crowd below is placed just perfectly along the giant street mural they have planned for weeks and just finished painting that Sunday morning, August 16.

Staff (2020-08-24). Postmaster DeJoy Has Undermined Faith in Election, Postal Historian Says. truthout.org The battle over the future of the United States Postal Service is intensifying, with a record number of mail-in ballots expected to be cast in the 2020 presidential election, and Democrats and Republicans locked in a fight over the future of the agency. Historian Philip Rubio, who teaches at North Carolina A&T State University and worked as a mail carrier for two decades before that, says decades of political interference have caused a "manufactured crisis" at the U.S. Postal Service. "The damage has…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-08-24). House passes postal aid bill as thousands protest to #SaveThePostOffice. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Sally Abrahamson wants Congress to save our democracy by saving the U.S. Postal Service from GOP President Donald Trump and his hand-picked Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy. And so does her 18-month-old son, even if he was too shy to talk. So Abrahamson's son, carried by his mother in a frontal "baby bag," wore a sign …

WSWS (2020-08-24). Postmaster General testifies before a Senate Committee on mail crisis. wsws.org Louis DeJoy spoke before a Senate Committee on the bipartisan manufactured crisis of the United States Postal Service and possible election fraud.

Lauren Regan (2020-08-24). Trump's push to privatize the USPS is a direct threat to democracy. mronline.org My maternal grandfather was born in 1914 and served in the Army during World War II. When he returned from the war in 1944, he took a job with the U.S. Postal Service as a "mailman." He worked as a letter carrier, eventually becoming a supervisor, and was an active member of the Association of …

Brian Trautman (2020-08-24). From Protecting Voting Rights to Honoring Veterans, The Post Office Is An Essential Service. counterpunch.org The capacity of the United States Postal Service (USPS) to provide mail services that generations of Americans have relied on has been severely weakened by the Trump administration. The assault on…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-08-24). Coalition Files Suit to Stop Trump's "Slapdash and Tragic Plan" to Drill in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. commondreams.org "As our ancestors before us, we will stand and fight for our future generations, for the Porcupine caribou herd, and the Gwich'in way of life." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-08-24). Ending Trump's Sabotage of the Postal Service. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2020-08-24). Fund appeal for Assange's legal defence wins significant public support. wsws.org The response underscores the international support for Assange among workers and young people which finds no expression in the official political parties or the corporate press.

_____ (2020-08-24). U.S. Govt-Funded Coda Story Smears American Journalists Who Undermine New Cold War Propaganda. strategic-culture.org With backing from the US government's regime-change arm, an Operation Mockingbird-style website called Coda Story is attacking American journalists who have punctured Washington's sensationalist narratives against China. | Ben NORTON | A shadowy neoconservative website called Coda Story has launched a smear campaign against American journalists who challenge new cold war propaganda. But what this publication has not disclosed is that it is funded by the US government, backed by the European Union, linked to the NATO war alliance, and part of a larger network of regime-change outfits that are bankrolled by Western…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-08-24). LancetGate: "Scientific Corona Lies" and Big Pharma Corruption. Hydroxychloroquine versus Gilead's Remdesivir. globalresearch.ca The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed "evaluation" published on May 22nd by The Lancet, which was based on fake figures and test trials.

Staff (2020-08-24). QAnon: Trump Embraces Far-Right "Deep State" Conspiracy Theory Deemed a Threat by FBI. democracynow.org As the Republican National Convention gets underway this week, we look at how the party has openly embraced the far-right conspiracy theory known as QAnon, which claims, among other things, that President Trump is secretly at war with a deep state cabal of Satan-worshiping elites who run a child sex trafficking operation. Trump has retweeted messages from supporters of the conspiracy theory and recently spoke publicly about it for the first time, describing QAnon believers as "people that love our country." "At this point, it's reached full spread, that we really can't ignore it anymore," says Angelo Carusone, pr…

Staff (2020-08-24). Steve Bannon, Former Trump Adviser, Allegedly Stole Funds for Private Border Wall Plagued by Erosion. democracynow.org President Trump's former campaign CEO and White House adviser, Steve Bannon, is his sixth close associate to face criminal charges by the Department of Justice. Bannon and three others are accused of defrauding donors to We Build the Wall, a private effort to build a wall along the Mexican border, and redirecting funds to fund their own lavish lifestyles. We follow the money and look at how an investigation last month showed a private wall project the funds were used for is already eroding and could be in danger of falling into the river. We speak with Perla Trevizo and Lexi Churchill, two reporters at the ProPub…

Staff (2020-08-24). Headlines for August 24, 2020. democracynow.org Raging California Wildfires Displace 120,000, Burn 1.2 Million Acres, FDA Approves Blood Plasma Treatment as U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 176,000 , Countries Grapple with Second Wave, as South Korea Warns Country Is in "Grave Situation", House Passes Bill to Halt Changes at USPS as Fears Mount over Mail-in Ballots, House Passes Bill to Provide Emergency Funding for USCIS as Agency Plans Major Staff Cuts, Belarus Protests Continue Demanding Resignation of President Lukashenko, At Least 17 Killed in Colombia Over Deadly Weekend, At Least 14 People Killed in Twin Bombings in the Philippines, U.S. Troops Withdraw fr…

Rick Sterling (2020-08-24). Diana Johnstone's "Circle in the Darkness" Gives an Insider's View Into Media Manipulation. mintpressnews.com A pillar of the antiwar movement, Diana Johnstone provides critical insights from her time working in Associated Press and AFP newsrooms in the US and Europe and much more.

_____ (2020-08-24). Pressure On Netanyahu Mounts As Israel Bombs Gaza Again. popularresistance.org Embattled Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been facing pressure at home and abroad amid his government's continued bombing of the Gaza strip. With protests in both Jerusalem and the UK, Israel's bombardment of Gaza has continued. And the Israeli PM is refusing to back down on all fronts. The PA news agency reported that on Saturday 22 August, thousands of protesters marched on Netanyahu's residence in central Jerusalem. They were protesting over his continued tenure as prime minister. The demonstrations came amid a backdrop of a summer of protests, centered around Netanyahu's government's handling of…

Lisa Newcomb, staff writer (2020-08-24). Progressives Call on Democrats to 'Do the Opposite' as Rahm Emanuel Advises Biden to Shun Medicare for All and Green New Deal. commondreams.org The two policies are popular with the American public, but the Democratic Party refused to embrace them in its 2020 platform. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-08-24). President Trump, Child-Trafficker-in-Chief. counterpunch.org President Donald Trump thinks of himself as a champion against human trafficking. He addressed a White House Summit on the issue in January claiming there was a "humanitarian crisis" at the border fomented by criminal organizations and that "traffickers victimize countless women and children." He signed an executive order and diverted $400 million in funding

Ben Cowles (2020-08-24). Indigenous warriors evict mining corporation from their land. peoplesworld.org

Prof. Juan Cole (2020-08-24). Trump Walks Alone: Former US Allies Britain, France, Germany Join Russia and China in Forcefully Rejecting Trump Iran Sanctions. globalresearch.ca

Juan Cole (2020-08-24). Tens of Thousands Protest Netanyahu as Momentum Grows and Gov't Faces Collapse. zcomm.org The rallies disproved the allegation of pro-Netanyahu pundits that the recognition of Israel by the United Arab Emirates would be recognized as a major diplomatic achievement for the prime minister and would cause the demonstrations to fizzle…

sputniknews (2020-08-24). Maduro Says Can't Reveal Full Extent of Venezuela's Cooperation With Iran. sputniknews.com Iran has recently defied US pressure and provided Caracas with half a dozen cargo ships-worth of fuel, food, medical supplies and spare parts for its flagging oil industry. Washington has resorted to calling the partnership between the two countries an "alliance of pariah states."

_____ (2020-08-24). Uribe Called To Testify Over Alleged Role In Three Massacres. popularresistance.org Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe is sinking even deeper into legal trouble after the Supreme Court called him to testify over his alleged role in three massacres and a homicide. | The investigation is not directly related to the ongoing fraud and bribery investigation that spurred the Supreme Court to place Uribe under house arrest, but massacres that left between 150 and 200 people dead in his native Antioquia province between 1996 and 1997. | This investigation will however be using testimonies from paramilitary fighters Uribe allegedly tried to bribe ahead of last year's trial in an apparent attempt to…

Ashoka Mukpo (2020-08-24). What's it Like to be in Immigration Lockup During a Pandemic? aclu.org In the 1980s, fewer than 2,000 people were locked up in an immigration detention facility on an average day in America. , , Since then,

United We Dream (2020-08-24). Wednesday 8/26: Fighting to Include Immigrants in COVID Relief and Defeating White Supremacy webinar. indybay.org Online…

Mike Whitney (2020-08-24). Glitzy Convention Conceals Emerging One-Party Tyranny. globalresearch.ca Here are a few takeaways from the Democratic Convention: | The Democrats are running on the same platform they ran on in 2016. | The Democrats put style above substance, flashy optics above ideas or issues. | The Democrats think that hollow tributes …

Roger D. Harris (2020-08-24). The Tribulations of Triangulation: Few Options for Belarus Amid a Color Revolution. mintpressnews.com Belarus shows that any small state with a mildly socialist system and independent foreign policy invites subversion by the Yankee hegemon and its collaborators.

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2020-08-24). 40 Acres and a Mule: the Plight of Black Farmers. counterpunch.org The most deleterious of the effects of the industrialization of farming in the United States is the drastic decline of the small white family farmers and the near disappearance of the black family farmers. Rise and fall In 1900, there were 746,717 black farmers in the United States. In the next ten years, by 1910,

Richard D. Wolff (2020-08-24). Socialist or Capitalist: What is China's Model, Exactly? counterpunch.org Near the end of his life Lenin gave a speech that referred to the USSR as a transitional society. He explained that socialists had taken state power and could thereby take…

Victor Grossman (2020-08-24). Mirror mirror and politics. mronline.org "Mirror, mirror on the wall…" Nearly every German knows the story of Snow White. Currently, the question of who is "fairest of them all" faces nearly every German political party or, in modern terms, who can attract more votes in next year's election.

Sam Pizzigati (2020-08-24). The Arithmetic of Avarice. counterpunch.org How much do America's big-time corporate CEOs make? Such a simple question, right? Not quite. Economist Larry Mishel has been working to get the answer right — for decades. And now Mishel, a former president and currently a distinguished fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute, has just released his latest take on the

John Wojcik (2020-08-24). Trump illegally turns White House into campaign vehicle. peoplesworld.org Never in modern history has the White House been used as a prop for a president seeking re-election. Until the current president, every prior inhabitant of the "people's house" maintained space between their roles as head of state and their status as a candidate seeking office. This separation of official and campaign roles, like so …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-24). Cuba's vaccine candidate "Sovereign" is all set to enter clinical trials. mronline.org Cuba's vaccine candidate is the first from the Latin America and the Caribbean region and marks a continuation of its pioneering work in combating COVID-19 across the world.

Liberation Staff (2020-08-24). Boston Teachers Union car rally demands a safe reopening. liberationnews.org "Until we address the public health emergency we are still in, we aren't going to be able to safely reopen schools."

Aaron Arabian (2020-08-24). Raging wildfires worsen crisis in California. liberationnews.org Image from Wikimedia.org As of Aug. 24, 650 wildfires are raging across California, with over a million acres having burned in just the last month. Millions have been forced to breathe polluted air, combining with the threat posed by COVID-19 of respiratory damage and other negative health effects. Around 250,000 people have either been evacuated …

Dean Baker (2020-08-24). Should We be More Worried About the Economy? counterpunch.org We are really in an unprecedented period where the economy is trying to recover from the shutdowns of April and May while being faced with partial shutdowns due to the resurgence of the pandemic in large parts of the country. We are struggling to make sense of data, which often has a substantial lag. We

Project Censored (2020-08-24). Episode 103 — Kamala Harris with Robin Andersen. projectcensored.org On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon host Fordam University's Robin Andersen. Along The Line is a non-profit, education-based podcast that provides listeners with… | With no national plan to control the pandemic, nor a coherent program to reopen schools safely, the Trump Administration has trapped school districts in a Sophie's Choice: to open schools…

Frances Madeson (2020-08-24). African Asylum Seekers Jailed in Louisiana Stop Eating in Protest. counterpunch.org In the Mankon language, spoken in northwest Cameroon, mughu is a word for hell. Northwest Cameroon was home to more than a dozen of the 48 African asylum seekers now confined in Louisiana at Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center, where COVID has taken a firm grip. Along with men from Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and Burkino

Lilly Dragnev (2020-08-24). Meet the Candidates — Kara Eastman and Mike Siegel. peaceaction.org Join Kara Eastman and Mike Siegel LIVE Wednesday 8/26 at 8pm Eastern! Meet our peace candidates from Nebraska and Texas. Despite all the unpredictability this year has presented us with, one thing remains certain: this election will be the most important in our lifetime. I invite you to join us in the next of our …

Staff (2020-08-24). A wildcat strike in 1970 solved the last crisis at USPS. therealnews.com Labor activist Paul Prescod gives context to the fight over the future of…

Timothy V. Johnson (2020-08-24). How Communist 'popular front' activism built a labor-community alliance that changed Detroit. peoplesworld.org Historian Ryan S. Pettengill's new book, Communists and Community, is a study of the Communist Party's activities in Detroit during the early 1940s through 1956. He demonstrates that the party played a critical role in unifying the labor movement and community organizations to effectuate social, economic, and political change in the city in this crucial …

Belle Brick (2020-08-24). NYC 'March Against Billionaire Landlords' hits corporations for housing crisis. liberationnews.org Liberation Photo Activists ranging from trade unionists, housing justice organizers and socialists to young people new to the struggle, united for a 300-person rally and march in New York City on Aug. 20. They demanded the cancellation of rents and a stop to the upcoming wave of evictions that was ignited by the pandemic. Starting …

Chris Gilbert (2020-08-24). The Spanish State's "Nationalization" of Clinics Resembles Privatization. counterpunch.org We hear it throughout the English-language press, both mainstream and progressive: "The Covid-19 crisis led Spain to nationalize its private clinics!" It would be great if it were true. Moreover, since governments like to say that we are "at war" with the coronavirus, shouldn't a war involve more than just confining people in their houses,

Albert Bender (2020-08-24). The Lost State of Sequoyah: The Five Tribes' fight against Oklahoma statehood. peoplesworld.org The recent historic Supreme Court decision that the Muscogee Creek land in Eastern Oklahoma is still a reservation brings to mind the valiant efforts of the Five Tribes to fight being brought under the jurisdiction of the state of Oklahoma over a century ago. Their struggle crystallized in the attempt by the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole Nations to …

Kathryn Shihadah (2020-08-24). The Biden Campaign Walks Back its Attack on BDS… Sort Of. mintpressnews.com The Biden campaign's attack on BDS and activist Linda Sarsour shows that the DNC is not ready to truly embrace the progressive values it claims to represent.

Staff (2020-08-24). As Democrats Hedge on Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Biden Misleads on Plan. therealnews.com Welcome back to TRNN's Climate Crisis News Roundup. We are in the dog days of summer, with record heat waves and extreme weather events happening throughout the United States and the world. Meanwhile, one of the global oil majors has a professed climate solution: powering its oil drilling with wind and solar energy across the…

Eds. (2020-08-24). Bolivia mass mobilizations against U.S.-backed coup continue. mronline.org A 12-day national Bolivian blockade led by massive social movements, students, elders, unions and farmworkers ended on Aug. 13. It had paralyzed the entire country, resulting in food/fuel shortages and in the complete instability of the Andean nation itself.

John McDevitt (2020-08-24). 'It's a death trap:' Angola inmate put in isolation for organizing against COVID-19. liberationnews.org "Because of COVID, you know, many are at risk due to pre-existing conditions…."

Raul Diego (2020-08-24). Hoping to Seize on UAE-Israel Deal, Pompeo and Kushner Head East in Search of New Allies for Israel. mintpressnews.com Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Trump adviser Jared Kushner are hitting the road in an attempt to strong-arm more Arab states into normalizing relations with Israel, turning their backs on Palestine and isolating Iran.

Eds. (2020-08-24). What media moguls don't want you to know: Youtube and Google attack Cuba and Venezuela. mronline.org On Aug. 20, just ahead of programming about the start of clinical trials for Cuba's COVID-19 vaccine, Soberana-01, YouTube management disabled Mesa Redonda's channel. Mesa Redonda (Roundtable) airs Monday through Friday evenings on Cuban national television.

Victor Grossman (2020-08-24). After some gains, German left gears up for coming election. peoplesworld.org BERLIN — "Mirror, mirror on the wall…" Nearly every German knows the story of Snow White. Currently, the question of who is "fairest of them all" faces nearly every German political party or, in modern terms, who can attract more votes in next year's election. The U.S. equivalent question, which will seek and hopefully find …

Tim Libretti (2020-08-24). Democrats seek a new language of working-class identity. peoplesworld.org Is Trump the 2020 candidate who best represents the American working class? Did the Democratic Party fail to encompass working-class interests, issues, and people at last week's convention? What does the working class think? Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen seems to think the working class heard nothing of interest from the Democrats and their convention …

RT (2020-08-24). 'We simply have no choice': TikTok officially sues Trump administration over ban threat. rt.com TikTok has responded to Donald Trump's looming threat of a ban with a lawsuit against the government, arguing it has been denied due process as the president has deemed the company a national security risk. | The short-form video app, which has approximately 100 million users in the US, officially moved forward with the lawsuit on Monday, having announced its intention of litigation on Sunday. The company said that the administration has not given them a choice in the matter. | "We far prefer constructive dialogue over litigation," TikTok said in a statement. | "With the Executive Order threatening to bring a…

RT (2020-08-24). 57% of Republicans think US Covid-19 death toll of 175,000 is 'acceptable', 68% of Democrats say it is underreported, poll finds. rt.com A majority of Republicans — as opposed to only ten percent of Democrats — said the Covid-19 death toll in the US is at "acceptable" levels, according to a new poll, exposing a deep partisan rift over the handling of the pandemic.

RT (2020-08-24). Tropical Storm Laura forecast to strengthen into hurricane by Tuesday after trashing the Caribbean (VIDEOS). rt.com The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) is forecasting that Tropical Storm Laura could strengthen into a hurricane by early Tuesday, having wreaked havoc across several parts of the Caribbean. | The storm is currently located roughly 255 miles (415 km) off the shore of Cuba with maximum wind speeds of 65 mph (100 kph) and is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico between late Monday and early Tuesday, where it will likely strengthen greatly, eventually reaching hurricane force, the NHC Laura has al…

RT (2020-08-24). 'Indoctrination': Republicans reveal plan to 'teach American exceptionalism' if Trump re-elected, critics slam idea's bankruptcy. rt.com President Donald Trump's second term agenda includes a list of 50 points covering a variety of topics, but the goal to "teach American exceptionalism" has his critics especially outraged. | In a bullet-point press release put out just before the Republican National Convention, where Trump will officially accept his party's nomination, education is actually the least focused with only two goals, compared to the many that accompany other areas like "Drain the Swamp" and "End Our Reliance on China." | The two points that will be the administration's objectives for education are: "provide school choice to every ch…

RT (2020-08-24). Alt-right Richard Spencer is 'on team Joe' now: Sabotage or strange bedfellows, people wonder. rt.com Notorious right personality Richard Spencer has declared he will be voting for the "more competent" Democrat ticket in November, getting a rebuke from team Biden and mass disbelief in response. Yet he has a record of voting blue. | Spencer, a popular speaker with hard-right ideology, was a vocal supporter of Donald Trump in 2016, but this time around his sympathies may be on the other side. He said on Twitter that he plans to vote for the Democrats in November, because "the liberals are clearly more competent people". | I plan to vote for Biden and a straight democratic ticket. It's not based on "accelerationi…

RT (2020-08-24). Atlantic writer Jemele Hill fails at history discourse as her 'US-Nazis' comparison incites online uproar. rt.com Twitter posts from the Atlantic writer Jemele Hill caught fire from the online community after she unfavorably compared the United States to Nazi Germany without citing any specifics. | Hill prefixed her controversial Sunday tweet by saying that she has been reflecting on a racial history book called 'Caste' by Isabel Wilkerson. The pundit said that via this text she reached the conclusion that people who are "of the opinion that the United States wasn't nearly as bad as Nazi Germany" are "wrong." | Been reading Isabel Wilkerson's new book, "Caste," and if you were of the opinion that the United States wasn't…

RT (2020-08-24). NASA researcher arrested by FBI for conspiracy & wire fraud over links to China. rt.com A Texas A&M University professor and NASA researcher has been charged with conspiracy and accused of collaborating with several Chinese entities, while his grant explicitly prohibited him from doing so. | Zhengdong Cheng, a professor in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M who also worked on projects for NASA, was arrested by the FBI over the weekend, the Department of Justice said Monday. | #HouNews #Breaking pic.twitter.com/PbdwaJ2SjI— FBI Houston (@FBIHouston) RT (2020-08-24). 'He's going full Putin': Trump encourages '12 more years' chant at RNC to make opponents go 'crazy'…they respond by going crazy. rt.com President Donald Trump jokingly told the crowd at the Republican National Convention to replace their "four more years" chant with "12" because it will make his critics "crazy," and they played right into his hand. | Trump has floated the idea several times of holding the office of the presidency beyond two terms, despite the position holding exactly a two-term limit. He's previously trolled his critics, who have called him everything from a white supremacist to an enemy of the state to traitor, with memes that have ignited outrage among many on the left. | The president continued trolling while speaking at th…

RT (2020-08-24). Take that, Trump – or Antifa! Dueling narratives over appeals court's partial rollback of anti-riot law. rt.com A 1968 law the Trump administration has used to prosecute people involved in the past months' rioting has been partially rolled back as a federal appeals court realized – 52 years later – some of its parts were unconstitutional. | The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has nixed a portion of the 1968 Anti-Riot Act that criminalized "encouraging," "promoting," or "urging" a riot, arguing it infringed on First Amendment free speech protections in a Monday decision. However, "organizing" or "inciting" a riot remains a crime, as does crossing state lines to participate in rioting. | Monday's case concerned two Californi…

The Canary (2020-08-24). Belarus detains three leading opposition activists amid continuing protests. thecanary.co Belarusian authorities have detained three leading opposition activists who've helped spearhead a wave of protests demanding the resignation of the country's authoritarian ruler.The opposition's Co-ordination Council said its members Sergei Dylevsky and Olga Kovalkova were detained by police in the capital, Minsk. Later in the day, the opposition also reported the detention of Alexander Lavrinovich, the leader of striking workers at a major industrial plant.Show of force: The move signals president Alexander Lukashenko's determination to stifle the massive demonstrations that have entered their third week.

The Canary (2020-08-24). California wildfires burn on as death toll rises. thecanary.co Three deadly wildfires are spreading through northern California as firefighters brace for more of the lightning that sparked the huge blazes.There were hundreds of other wildfires burning on Sunday 23 August across the state. And nearly 250,000 people were under evacuation orders and warnings.Latest casualty: The death toll from the fires reached seven, after authorities battling a big fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains, south of San Francisco, announced the discovery of the body of a 70-year-old man in a remote area called Last Chance. | He had been reported missing and police had to use a helicopter to re…

The Canary (2020-08-24). Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is an Iranian 'hostage', documentary claims. thecanary.co Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a "hostage" in Iran and was on the brink of being freed from jail in Iran almost two-and-a-half years ago until a planned deal collapsed, according to a new documentary.The mother-of-one's husband Richard Ratcliffe said the family had even been given a date of 28 December 2017 for his wife's return to the UK.It is unclear why the deal fell through.The revelations were made during a BBC Panorama investigation into the detention of British and other western citizens in Iran, which airs on 24 August on BBC One at 7.30pm.It has long been claimed Zaghari-Ratcliffe is being held in order to…

The Canary (2020-08-24). How does the Covid-19 vaccine work? thecanary.co President Donald Trump's administration is considering fast-tracking an experimental coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine from the UK for use in America ahead of the presidential election, it has been reported.Human trials of the coronavirus vaccine candidate being developed at the University of Oxford suggest it is safe and induces an immune response to Covid-19.Early results indicate the jab could provide double protection — generating an immune response which stimulates the body to produce both an antibody and T-cell response. | But what is the US president considering, what does the vaccine do and how does it…

The Canary (2020-08-24). Coronavirus test booking system under fire as some face 350-mile round trip for a test. thecanary.co The NHS Test and Trace system has faced fresh criticism for a flaw in its online booking system which tries to direct people to test centres more than 100 miles away.Some people with coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms who try to book a test online are directed to centres which would take them more than three hours to reach by car.Off-putting: A person from Ilfracombe in Devon who has symptoms of coronavirus — including a persistent cough, fever or loss of sense of taste or smell — is directed to a test centre in Swansea when they try to book a test online. This would see them drive past centres in T…

CP Editor (2020-08-24). RIP, Justin Townes Earle — Harlem River Blues. counterpunch.org

Abdul Rahman (2020-08-24). UAE-Israel deal is yet another dagger in Palestine's back. peoplesdispatch.org The UAE-Israel deal is a violation of the Arab country's commitments to not establish relationships with the Zionist entity till the concerns of the Palestinians are addressed…

Fight Back (2020-08-24). MN demands 'End aid to Israel' during the DNC. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On August 20, activists held banners from five bridges along Interstate 35W to highlight the role the U.S. plays in endorsing and funding the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The protest took place during the Democratic National Convention to draw attention to the need for the Democratic Party to break with the apartheid state of Israel. | Drivers saw banners on the 35th, 36th, 38th and 40th Street bridges on I-35W in South Minneapolis and on a bridge in Lakeville over I-35. The protest was initiated by the MN Anti-War Committee. Many groups signed on and helped make banners and organized their…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-08-24). Despite Threats, the U.S. Will Not Sanction India over Its Relations with Russia. globalresearch.ca After Russia, the U.S. is the second largest arms exporter to India. As a major Washington defense partner, New Delhi signed two $3.5 billion arms purchase agreements earlier this year. However, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Clarke Cooper reiterated Washington's …

Ralph Nader (2020-08-24). Democratic Convention: New Faces, Similar Policies. counterpunch.org A national political nominating convention, as the Democrats have just completed, is, to be sure, a mutual admiration event. A steady stream of speakers led to the finale with the acceptance speech by the presidential candidate, Joe Biden. But the Convention has another declared purpose: to show the country what the Democratic Party stands for

Ralph Nader (2020-08-24). Democratic Convention: New Faces, Similar Policies but Sharp Contrast with Trumpism. zcomm.org The Democrats presented a contrast to the crazed, bungling, ego-maniacal Trump spewing hate, inciting violence, and emitting hourly lies…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-08-24). 'People of the Cave': Palestinians Take Their Fight for Justice to the Mountains. zcomm.org Palestinians are not going anywhere. This is the gist of seven decades of Palestinian struggle against Zionist colonialism. The proof? The story of Ahmed Amarneh…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-08-24). "People of the Cave": Palestinians Take Their Fight for Justice to the Mountains. dissidentvoice.org Palestinians are not going anywhere. This is the gist of seven decades of Palestinian struggle against Zionist colonialism. The proof? The story of Ahmed Amarneh. Amarneh, a 30-year-old civil engineer from the northern West Bank village of Farasin, lives with his family in a cave. For many years, the Amarneh family has attempted to build …

Telesur (2020-08-24). Trump's Venezuela Regime Change Alliance Dwindles. globalresearch.ca The Canadian Dimension, a forum for debate on contemporary issues facing the Left, published an analysis of the political situation in Venezuela. The text is presented below: | On December 6, Venezuelans will go to the polls to elect a new …

_____ (2020-08-24). The Banal Evil Of US Imperialism: A View From Inside The CIA. popularresistance.org As the US Empire falls, the US government continues its regime change attempts around the world in an effort to hang onto power. We see the same tactics applied over and over again. We speak with John Kiriakou, a former CIA analyst and case officer, about what regime change looks like from inside the CIA, which he describes as similar to the Bansky painting, "The Banality of the Banality of Evil." He reveals the tension between those who ignore the illegality of what the US is doing and those who believe in the rule of law, how the process of deciding to intervene in a country works, and then how it is carried ou…

WSWS (2020-08-24). The socialist answer to the paltry $600 million Flint settlement. wsws.org Only through the development of the class struggle can the working class make right the years of bipartisan social crimes against the working class of Flint, Michigan.

South Front (2020-08-24). Video: Syrian Forces Are Hunting Down ISIS Terrorists in Desert. globalresearch.ca The military situation in Syria continued deteriorating in recent days. | On August 21, the Syrian Army and its allies increased their anti-ISIS raids in the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor-Al-Mayadin triangle. According to pro-government sources, these efforts are being actively supported by …

Stephen Lendman (2020-08-24). Growing US Isolation on the World Stage. globalresearch.ca Russia's Sergey Lavrov is right about hegemon USA, saying the following on Saturday: | The Trump regime's "intention is to do everything possible in order not to be bound by any international multilateral obligations," adding: | "When the US decides that China …

Paul Dobson (2020-08-24). Venezuela's Supreme Court Intervenes in Leftwing Parties, Replaces Critical Leadership. venezuelanalysis.com Homeland for All (PPT) and Tupamaro party members have criticised the rulings, which weaken the Popular Revolutionary Alternative for December's parliamentary election.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-08-24). New York Attorney General Sues Trump Organization, Accusing President's Company of Misleading Lenders and Dodging Investigation. commondreams.org New York Attorney General Letitia James revealed Monday that she filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's business empire, calling on the New York State Supreme Court to force the Trump Organization to comply with seven subpoenas which would release thousands of documents regarding the company's alleged misleading of lenders regarding its assets. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-24). Amid recurring violence, uncertainties around peace talks continue in Afghanistan. peoplesdispatch.org Seven civilians lost their lives in Afghanistan hours before the Taliban negotiators arrived in Pakistan to discuss the way forward in the Afghan peace process. The incident took place in the Ghazni province…

Zero Hedge (2020-08-24). Virginia Plans Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for All Residents. globalresearch.ca As Friday's hospitalization numbers across the Sun Belt appear to confirm CDC head Dr. Robert Redfield's assertion that the American COVID-19 outbreak has peaked and is starting to fade, the State of Virginia is setting a new precedent by …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-24). Jordanian Teachers' Syndicate leaders and members released after one month in jail. peoplesdispatch.org The union leaders, along with other protesting teachers, were arrested last month while protesting the government's decision to go back on its promise to fulfill their demands on salary hikes and better working conditions…

news.un (2020-08-24). One step at a time: UN women's health agency helping shift dangerous social norms. news.un.org One of the largest chiefdoms in Zambia's Eastern Province is challenging harmful social norms, including child marriage, risky initiation and impunity for perpetrators of sexual abuse, according to the UN women's health agency, UNFPA.

Mondialisation (2020-08-24). Video: The Face Mask Imposed by France's Police State. Breathing is a Fundamental Human Right. globalresearch.ca Numerous scientific studies reveal that the face mask is detrimental to a person's health. | According to Dr. Russell Blaylock: by wearing a face mask, "the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, …

Robert S. Becker (2020-08-24). Trump's most catastrophic error: Running every election as if a wingnut GOP primary. nationofchange.org That Trump cannot shift tactics (indeed worsen as desperation grows) against a different foe in different times will do him in.

WSWS (2020-08-24). Corbyn was "lectured" by Johnson government on "herd immunity" and said nothing. wsws.org Corbyn was involved in talks with the Tories who told him explicitly that theirs was a murderous policy of allowing the coronavirus to develop unchecked.

WSWS (2020-08-24). Florida court set to rule on lawsuit challenging in-person schooling. wsws.org The court is set to decide on a challenge by the Florida Education Association to Governor Ron DeSantis's edict for face-to-face instruction.

Loris Caruso (2020-08-24). Memo to the Left: Winning Votes is Not 'Selling Out'. zcomm.org We do not have to choose between "winning" or "bearing witness and representing." There is no contradiction. In order to bear witness and represent, people must put themselves forward as candidates for social and political victory…

WSWS (2020-08-24). Oppose the Stalinist slanders by CPP founder Jose Maria Sison! Support Joseph Scalice! wsws.org Communist Party of the Philippines founder Sison launched a menacing attack on Joseph Scalice, a respected authority on the history of the Philippine left, after the announcement of his lecture that will focus on the CPP's record of betrayal.

FreiheitsFreund (2020-08-24). Video: Big Anti-Corona Demonstration in Berlin. Example for the Rest of the World. globalresearch.ca According to confirmation from the police of Berlin, Germany, it has been confirmed that between 500,000 and 1 million peaceful protesters (mostly without masks) demonstrate against the Corona rules. | Watch the video below. | * | Note to readers: please click the …

Thomas Magstadt (2020-08-24). Trump fiddles while America burns and the world turns away. nationofchange.org It's up to all of us to do what we can to end this Dark Age. And to vote like America's life depends on it. Because it does.

WSWS (2020-08-24). Oppose the Stalinist slanders of CPP founder Jose Maria Sison! Support Joseph Scalice! wsws.org Communist Party of the Philippines founder Sison launched a menacing attack on Joseph Scalice, a respected authority on the history of the Philippine left, after the announcement of his lecture that will focus on the CPP's record of betrayal.

WSWS (2020-08-24). The origins and evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. wsws.org The COVID-19 pandemic is a once in a century event, a trigger event, that has exposed the deep contradictions and terminal decay in the capitalist organization of world resources.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-24). Outrage in US following police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin. peoplesdispatch.org The man, identified as Jacob Blake, was seen in a viral video being shot by a police officer seven times in the presence of his wife and children…

Richard C. Gross (2020-08-24). Bidding for Reelection Amid Crisis and Fear. counterpunch.org President Donald Trump headlines his Republican Party's national convention against a backdrop of a nation in crisis and an older sister who branded him a liar and someone without principles. He plans to take the stage every four nights of the virtual gathering, true to form for the super narcissist, in the face of a

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-24). Permitted Unlawfulness: The New Zealand Coronavirus Lockdown. asia-pacificresearch.com

Pepe Escobar (2020-08-24). Everything going according to plan in China. thealtworld.com Let's start with the story of an incredibly disappearing summit. | Every August the Chinese Communist Party's leadership converges upon the town of Beidaihe, a seaside resort two hours away from Beijing, to discuss serious policies that then coalesce into key planning strategies to be approved at the CCP Central Committee plenary session in October. | The Beidaihe ritual was established by none other than the Great Helmsman. Mao Zedong couldn't help loving a town where Emperor Qin, unifier of China in the 3rd century BC, had kept a palace. | As 2020 is so far a notorious Year of Living Dangerously, there's no sur…

splcenter (2020-08-24). RNC caves to hate groups in attack against the SPLC. splcenter.org

news.un (2020-08-24). First Person: fighting anti-vaccination rumours in Pakistan. news.un.org Polio, a deadly, debilitating, yet easily curable disease, is eradicated in most countries, but is still endemic in Pakistan, partly due to a reluctance to vaccinate amongst some parts of the population. Dennis Chimenya, a health worker with the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, is part of a team trying to counter misconceptions, and save lives.

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2020-08-24). China and the Decline of US Power. globalresearch.ca Constant attacks by some US elites on China will, according to some observers, diminish and disappear once the US presidential election is over in November 2020. | This is unlikely to happen for at least two reasons. One, the issues that …

NAARC (2020-08-24). National Reparations Commission Endorses Evanston as a National Model. zcomm.org Final Assessment and Recommendations…

Eric W. Dolan (2020-08-24). Sociopathic Traits Linked to Non-compliance with Mask Guidelines and Other COVID-19 Containment Measures. globalresearch.ca New research from Brazil has found that people who are unconcerned with adhering to measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 tend to display higher levels of traits associated with antisocial personality disorder, also known as sociopathy. The findings have …

progressive (2020-08-24). Smoking Gun: Crisis? What Crisis? progressive.org A timeline of the pandemic warning signs ignored by the Trump Administration.

WSWS (2020-08-24). Police misconduct database reveals top NYPD brass guilty of abuse of authority. wsws.org Police Commissioner Dermot Shea and his predecessor James O'Neill, along with other top NYPD officials and 11 percent of active cops, have substantiated abuse complaints against them.

Fight Back (2020-08-24). Family holds 1-year angelversary for David Sullivan in Fullerton. fightbacknews.org Fullerton, CA – On August 19, 2019, the Buena Park Police Department killed 19-year-old David Patrick Sullivan after a traffic stop in Fullerton. As body cam footage of this murder shows, Sullivan was unarmed and attempting to flee when BPPD Officers Bobby Colon and Jennifer Tran shot him seven times. In June, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer cleared Officers Colon and Tran, but Sullivan's family is fighting back. | This Wednesday, August 19, the one-year angelversary of his murder, Sullivan's family, Christian Contreras (one of their attorneys), members of Centro CSO, Carlos Montes, and other activis…

WSWS (2020-08-24). The CumEx fraud in Germany: Organised crime with government support. wsws.org The tax authorities, government and judiciary closed their eyes as banks and shareholders helped themselves to €31.8 billion in public funds between 2001 and 2016.

news.un (2020-08-24). Strengthening global cooperation on counter-terrorism must remain a priority during and after pandemic. news.un.org With Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) and other terrorist groups attempting to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic for their own ends, the international community must respond with stronger collective action and cooperation, the top UN counter-terrorism official said on Monday.

WSWS (2020-08-24). Democrats leave 20 million unemployed in the lurch. wsws.org The House of Representatives convened for a Saturday session to vote on funding…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-24). UK housing rights group demands end to evictions during pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org Housing rights group ACORN said that despite the government's extension of the ban on evictions, landlords can still issue a Section 21 Notice of Possession to their tenants and begin the process of taking over a property…

Kris Kodrich (2020-08-24). Biden Put Forward an Image of Decorum and Unity. progressive.org Last week's Democratic National Convention encouraged viewers to vote for Joe Biden, if only to regain a sense of humanity.

wionews (2020-08-24). President No More? US Moves to Ban Chinese Leader Xi Jinping's Title. globalresearch.ca US lawmakers have introduced a bill to change the way the federal government refers to the leader of China. | The 'Name the Enemy Act' would require that official US government documents instead refer to the head of state according to …

WSWS (2020-08-24). Support historian Joseph Scalice against Stalinist slanders by CPP founder Jose Maria Sison! wsws.org Communist Party of the Philippines founder Sison launched a menacing attack on Scalice, a respected authority on the history of the Philippine left, after the announcement of his lecture that will focus on the CPP's record of betrayal.

Gissela Moya (2020-08-24). Trump is Politicizing the Census. progressive.org The non-political U.S. Census is being used by Trump as a political bargaining chip.

WSWS (2020-08-24). Canada's Liberal government slashes COVID-19 emergency aid. wsws.org By reducing by 20 percent the aid given to workers rendered jobless by the pandemic, the Liberal government is trying to goad them into returning to work under unsafe conditions.

Thom Hartmann (2020-08-24). The Monopoly on Racial Wealth. progressive.org An excerpt from radio host Thom Hartmann's new book looks at why white guys have it made.

WSWS (2020-08-24). This week in history: August 24-30. wsws.org 25 years ago: US and NATO bomb Bosnian Serbs On August 30, 1995, the United States and NATO launched Operation Deliberate Force against Serb-inhabited regions of Bosnia. They were the largest bombing raids in Europe since WWII.

WSWS (2020-08-24). At least 13 Peruvian youth killed in police raid on Lima disco. wsws.org The tragedy is the direct outcome of the government's police-state enforcement of coronavirus restrictions, even as it grants a free rein to mining and other business interests.

news.un (2020-08-24). WHO presses for greater investment in global COVID-19 vaccine facility. news.un.org Investing in a mechanism that will guarantee all countries have fair and timely access to a COVID-19 vaccine is the only way out of the global pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

WSWS (2020-08-24). Corpus Christi, Texas pipeline explosion kills two workers. wsws.org A collision between a dredging vessel and a pipeline caused an explosion and fire, injuring six crewmen and leaving two dead and two still missing.

Philip A Farruggio (2020-08-24). "Comfortably Numb": Opiods Have Overwhelmed Our Nation. globalresearch.ca Just a little pinprick | There'll be no more, ah | But you may feel a little sick | Can you stand up? | I do believe it's working, good | That'll keep you going through the show | Come on it's time to go | There …

Dean Baker (2020-08-24). Uber, Lyft, and Lessons on the Market for Megan McArdle. cepr.net Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle had a piece today arguing that California is taking a big risk if it insists on requiring that Uber and Lyft treat their drivers as employees. The risk is that these companies have threatened to shut down their operations in the state, leaving their drivers out of jobs (actually Uber …

WSWS (2020-08-24). Private schools in Massachusetts to get rapid COVID-19 testing. wsws.org The project is being initiated by the Broad Institute in Cambridge, which is associated with the Broad Foundation, best known for its school privatization efforts around the country.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-24). Hymn for a Broken Empire: Republican National Security Officials for Biden. globalresearch.ca If fodder is needed for the argument that a Deep State is running wild and determined to depose President Donald J. Trump, this will surely help. In a

Dean Baker (2020-08-24). Seattle's High-End Wage Tax and Taxing Stock Returns. cepr.net Sometimes random events come together in ways that help clarify our thinking. I had such an event last Friday. I was happy that day because Bloomberg ran a column by me on an idea I've toyed with for years: replacing the corporate income tax with a tax on stock returns. The logic is that this …

WSWS (2020-08-24). States and counties across US conceal COVID-19 outbreaks at schools. wsws.org The policy of concealing cases has become the modus operandi across industries and serves as a mechanism for implementing the homicidal return-to-work campaign of the ruling class.

Yanis Iqbal (2020-08-24). USA's Militarization of Latin America. dissidentvoice.org Maj. Gen. Andrew Croft, the commander of 12th Air Force, wrote on 22 August: "I have seen an increasingly contested strategic space where Beijing and Moscow are aggressively investing time and resources in Latin America to support their authoritarian models of governance. The Air Force must reinforce the strength of our longstanding commitment to the …

Elias Rodriques, Melonie Griffiths & Ralowe Ampu (2020-08-24). Prosecutors Have No Place in Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commissions. zcomm.org We need resources directly distributed to our communities so that our communities can create safety outside the same state that targets us…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-08-24). Belarus and the Lessons from Sudan. Comparative Analysis of "Color Revolutions" globalresearch.ca The political development unfolding in Minsk, with high possibility to spill over and spread throughout the former Soviet republic of Belarus is sensitive and delicate. | The first information that emerged about opposition rallying against elected President Alexander Lukashenko was worrying …

Patrick Henningsen (2020-08-24). COVID-19: Trigger for a New World Order. Economic Stagnation and Social Destruction. globalresearch.ca I can remember them saying that 'everything changed after 9/11'. It did, but certainly not for the better. I think we can all agree on that. I remember how everyone surrendered their rights and key aspects of democracy, all in …

splcenter (2020-08-24). Donald Trump Jr. Pictured at 'We Build the Wall' Event With Neo-Nazi Collaborator Jack Posobiec. splcenter.org Donald Trump Jr., who will serve as the headline speaker at the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) Monday, appeared in a photograph with One America News Network (OANN) correspondent Jack Posobiec at a "We Build the Wall" event in July 2019.

Sofia Lopez and Sara Myklebust (2020-08-24). Make Corporate Landlords Pay the Bills During the Pandemic. zcomm.org With fortunes inflated by corporate welfare, wealthy real estate owners can afford to cancel housing-related expenses and debts for millions of struggling American families.

Miko Peled (2020-08-24). Just "Arabs killing Arabs": Israel's Inaction Over Palestinian Murders Gets Frustrated Moms Marching. mintpressnews.com In 2019, there were 138 murder cases throughout the state of Israel. Out of those, 93 were Palestinian citizens of Israel, a community that makes up only 20 percent of Israeli citizens.

Kevin A. Young (2020-08-24). Reforms Are Won When Social Movements Inflict Real Costs on Economic Elite. zcomm.org Interview on the limits of electoral politics to advance a more egalitarian social contract and the strategies today's social movements can employ to fight injustice…

WSWS (2020-08-24). New York University moves to implement racial segregation in student dorms. wsws.org Calls for race-based student housing stem not from a desire to improve the lives of all students and youth, but is to advance the interests of a small layer of the population.

Robin McCall (2020-08-24). Lawsuit Claims Merck's Gardasil Papilloma Virus Vaccine Caused Severe Injuries to Teen. globalresearch.ca It is vitally important to acknowledge that the same so-called "experts" in the medical/academic/scientific community, many of whom have serious undisclosed financial conflicts of interest at the NIH, the CDC, the NIAID, the FDA, the WHO, Medical Schools, teaching hospitals …

WSWS (2020-08-24). Hundreds of thousands displaced, six dead as 600 fires rip across California. wsws.org The two largest fires, now the second and third largest in the state's history, are forcing hundreds of thousands to flee from deadly situation to another.

Fight Back (2020-08-24). 'MN Ain't Fair' protest march to state fairgrounds demands justice for stolen lives. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – Over 200 people gathered on a sweltering August 23 in a park here, before marching to the gates of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. This is the fifth year the march on the state fair has been held. | At the park, t-shirts given to attendees. The front of the shirts declared that Black, native, Hmong, brown and stolen lives matter. The back of the shirts had a dizzying list of dozens of names of people who were murdered by cops in the state. | Monique Cullars Doty has been the main organizer of the annual event. Her nephew, Marcus Golden, was murdered by Saint Paul police on January 14, 2015, at the…

Center For Biological Diversity (2020-08-24). Millions in Executive Payouts for Bankrupt California Oil Giant. globalresearch.ca A federal judge in Houston late yesterday approved an Nine executives with the company, which is California's biggest oil …

WSWS (2020-08-24). Democratic Party leads nationwide purge of Green Party candidates from November ballots. wsws.org State election boards and judges have issued last minute rulings blocking third party candidates from appearing on the ballot…

Dennis Webster (2020-08-24). Dubious Nairobi shack study sparks controversy. peoplesdispatch.org A recent In the paper, four leading economists attempt to establish whether the public water utilities in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi would be met with "political consequences" if they cut off services. As access to water is extended to an increasing number of people in developing countries, the authors are co…

_____ (2020-08-24). Disastrous US School Openings Lead To 2,500 Infections Across 44 States. popularresistance.org Within weeks, the reopening of schools across the United States has already become a complete catastrophe. Outside of the mobilization of educators, parents and the broader working class to halt this homicidal policy, there will be rapid acceleration of the spread of the deadly COVID-19 disease throughout every region of the country. | Because no government agency at the local, state or federal level is systematically tracking work-related COVID-19 cases and deaths, Kansas teacher Alisha Morris took it upon herself to begin compiling this data in a spreadsheet. The list, which is now curated by roughly 35 people,…

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-24). Swiss ready to invest in Iran: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — Swiss Ambassador to Iran Marcus Leitner expressed his country's willingness to invest in the Iranian economic sector.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-24). Iran trade with CIS hits over $3.3 bn last year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) —The value of Iran's foreign trade with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in 2019 hit more than $3, 298, 61,946 Billion.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-24). Iran to mass-produce COVID-19 rapid diagnostic device. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council, Saeed Sarkar said on Monday that Iran will mass-produce a rapid diagnostic device that can be used in public places such as airports.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-24). Muharram mourning in Jami' Mosque of Gorgan under pandemic. en.mehrnews.com GORGAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — Preserving anti-coronavirus health protocols, people held the mourning ceremonies on the fourth night of Muharram in the Jami' Mosque of Gorgan, the capital of Golestan Province, northeast of Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-24). Palestinian officials attend a meeting at MNA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — Representative of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in Tehran Khaled al-Qaddumi and the Representative of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement in Tehran Naser Abousharif attended a meeting At MNA on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-24). Iran condemns terrorist attack in southern Philippines. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh condemned the terrorist attack in the southern Philippine on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-24). Iran welcomes gas trade with Turkmenistan: NIGC head. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — The head of the National Iranian Gas Company Hassan Montazer Torbati expressed Iran's willingness to resume gas trade with Turkmenistan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-24). VIDEO:Firefighters extinguish gas pipeline explosion in Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — The Syrian Minister of Electricity announced on Monday that the explosion in the gas pipeline in Rif Dimashq province which caused a power outage in the country has been extinguished.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-24). No deal can legitimize the Zionist regime: Khaled al- Qaddumi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA)— Hamas' Representative in Iran said that the Israeli regime still is in intense need of recognition by minor countries in the region despite support from super powers, the UN secretary-general and Europeans.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-24). UAE cannot buy security from Tel Aviv: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the UAE has turned to the Zionist regime to buy security, while Israel cannot even ensure its own.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-24). IAEA chief arrives in Tehran for bilateral talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — The Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi arrived in Tehran on Monday evening according to the scheduled time to hold talk with senior officials of the country.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-08-24). Imperial artist wins award for combining physics and art. imperial.ac.uk Leverhulme artist-in-residence, Geraldine Cox has won the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Gemant Award.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-08-24). Ventilators could be adapted to help two COVID-19 patients at once. imperial.ac.uk New research has shown how ventilators could be adapted to help two patients simultaneously in the event of a shortage.

Robert Norse (2020-08-24). Yet Another Tightening of the Noose: City Council "Meets" Again Tuesday. indybay.org City Council is slated to rubberstamp more power in City Mangler Martin Bernal's hands, a slamdown of Beach St vendors, a rise in fines for "being in a park after dark", the ability to hire more enforcement personnel, no discussion of the police (or any other part of the) budget, gentrification of Front St., and authorization of the Mayor to "respond to" the Grand Jury's critical report on homelessness.

United Public Workers For Action (2020-08-24). Monday 8/24: DA Boudin CA AG Becerra Prosecute UBER CEO Dara Khosrowshahi On Workers Comp. indybay.org UBER New World Headquarters | 1725 Third St. (in Mission Bay)…

Jean Twenge (2020-08-24). Video: The Narcissism Epidemic, 1 hour. indybay.org In this BookTV presentation from May 4, 2009, Jean Twenge explains how narcissism thought to be the ladder of success can lead to anti-social behavior and collective paralysis.

Roving Reporter (2020-08-24). Rolling Pin Squad Defends USPS in Palo Alto. indybay.org On Saturday August 22 activists joined the public outcry to defend the US Post Office from Trump's attacks. They called for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to resign with rolling pins raised in symbolic defense saying, "

#USMailNotForSale Campaign: APWU & NACL (2020-08-24). Tuesday 8/25: Call to Action: US Mail Not For Sale! Rally Day w/ APWU & NALC Worker Unions. indybay.org SF Bay Area & nationwide (events list growing)…

Revolutionary United Front (2020-08-24). Tuesday 9/1: Bi-Weekly Community On Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests. indybay.org Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-08-24). March for the Dead, Fight for the Living at the Golden Gate. indybay.org Police prevent peaceful march at Golden Gate Bridge…

By the Company They Keep (2020-08-24). Republican Party O.K. with COVID19 Deaths & Economy. indybay.org Some 57% of Republicans believe 180,000 American deaths from COVID19 is acceptable and 75% of Republicans believe the USA is better than 4 years ago. This a death cult. See www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-economy…

Oakland Greens (2020-08-24). Sunday 10/25: When An Afro-Latina Woman Ran For Vice-President And Nobody Knew Her Name. indybay.org Online ZOOM Event…

Earle Baum Center (2020-08-24). Sunday 8/30: Earle Baum Center & Balletto Vineyards' 'Tasting in the Dark'. indybay.org Virtual event…

LCCHR (2020-08-24). Tuesday 8/25: #AndStillIVote: The Incarcerated, Formerly Incarcerated & the Right to Vote in America. indybay.org Online via livestream…

BTCEAP (2020-08-24). 15 Demands for Anti-Racist Bookstores. indybay.org We are the Black & Trans Pegasus Affinity Group, made up of current and former employees of Pegasus Books in Berkeley and Oakland, California. We want Pegasus and other bookstores to grapple with their ties to anti-Blackness, and start making material changes. We want bookstore owners and booksellers to implement our demands immediately. We want book shoppers to be critical of their local bookstores and only buy from bookstores that commit to anti-racist practices such as not calling the cops.

Census Counts and others (2020-08-24). Thursday 8/27: Everyone Counts: Ensuring Every Community Can #GetCounted in the #2020Census. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Steve Zelzter (2020-08-24). Prosecute UBER CEO Dara Khosrawshahi For Failure To Provide Workers Compensation. indybay.org Uber Must Provide It's Drivers Required Workers Safety Net NOW – Prosecute UBER CEO. | Despite the passage of AB5, UBER refuses to follow the law and is appealing it in the courts to stall compliance.

Poor People's Campaign (2020-08-24). Monday 8/24: Call to Action: Demand McConnell & Senate Return to Pass COVID Relief, Fund USPS, Voting! indybay.org Online via livestream…

Revolutionary United Front (2020-08-24). Tuesday 9/1: Bi-Weekly Community Meeting On Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests. indybay.org Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…

_____ (2020-08-24). How Much Will Earth Really Warm By? Here's The Latest Research. popularresistance.org A major new study has been published – one that gives much more certainty on the extent of future warming we might expect. | Along with many other international climate scientists, it was led by my colleague, climate scientist Steven Sherwood from the University of New South Wales in Australia. So, I asked him a few questions about it, to drill down what this means for us and the future. | We know Earth's climate warms as greenhouse gas concentrations like carbon dioxide rise in the atmosphere. From the 1950s, NASA temperature data show Earth has warmed ~0.8 ∞C up until the latest decade.The scale of future…

_____ (2020-08-24). How Co-operative Architecture Shaped Britain. popularresistance.org In the 19th and 20th centuries, Britain's growing co-operative movement provided an alternative to capitalist business practices — and made its mark on cities and towns with ambitious building projects. | Co-operative forms of organization have proliferated in the UK during the pandemic, with self-organizing networks of mutual aid groups forming and thriving at street and neighborhood level to meet people's needs in a collective way. These kinds of relationships feel novel, but co-operative organization has a long history in Britain. | Throughout much of the last 170 or so years, the co-operative consumer m…

_____ (2020-08-24). How To Remember A Feminist Movement That Hasn't Ended. popularresistance.org Increasing outrage from critics over what the New York Times' Brent Staples called the monument's "lily-white version of history." The proposed monument, wrote another critic in a similar vein, "manages to recapitulate the marginalization Black women experienced during the suffrage movement," as when white organizers forced Black activists to walk at the back of a 1913 women's march on Washington. Historian Martha Jones in an op-ed in the Washington Post criticized the way the planned monument promoted the "myth" that the fight for women's rights was led by Anthony's and Stanton's "narrow, often racist vision," a…

_____ (2020-08-24). Grand Jury Resistor Jailed For Fighting Federal Repression Against BLM. popularresistance.org At 3: 00 pm, Wednesday, August 19th, Jesse Shackelford, 28, was taken into federal custody at the Dane County Jail and joined a long history of grand jury resisters. He claimed his Fifth Amendment right to silence in order to protect himself and his community and in a strong stand against both this grand jury in particular and the grand jury process as an oppressive, movement-busting tactic. | For refusing to testify in front of a grand jury targeting the Black liberation struggle and uprisings in Madison, Jesse was charged with civil contempt and put in a cage: he is currently being held in solitary confinement.

_____ (2020-08-24). Tennessee To Strip Right To Vote From Protesters. popularresistance.org Tennessee protesters will face harsh penalties, including losing the right to vote, as punishment for participating in protests under a law enacted by the Tennessee GOP-dominant General Assembly. Right-wing Governor Bill Lee quietly signed off on the bill Thursday, AP reports. | Under the new law, demonstrators who camp on state property can now be charged with a Class E felony, punishable by up to six years in prison, rather than a misdemeanor it was previously. | Since George Floyd's killing earlier this year, protesters have camped outside the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville, demanding a meeting with the govern…

sputniknews (2020-08-24). Videos: US Gulf Coast Braces for One-Two Punch From Powerful Twin Tropical Storms. sputniknews.com As two major storms are forecast to bring inches of rainfall and dangerous storm surges to the US Gulf Coast, thousands of residents have started making preparations ahead of what many weather experts are referring to as a "one-two punch" from Mother Nature.

2020-08-24: Social Media Postees

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Uprising underway in Kenosha, WI after the police shooting of Jacob Blake
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-24
Kenosha, WI – Hundreds of people rallied at the scene of a shooting that took place around 5: 30 pm on August 23. After breaking up a fight between two women, Jacob Blake, 29, attempted to return to his vehicle. The entire time, an officer with the Kenosha Police Department had a gun pointed at him. As Blake tried to enter his car where his children were buckled in the back seat, the officer grabbed hold of the collar of his shirt and fired his gun at point blank range seven times. Blake was taken to the hospital. As of the writing of this article, he is in stable condition. | Riot police assembled at the scene of…
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Uprising underway in Kenosha, WI after the police shooting of Jacob Blake
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-24
Kenosha, WI – Hundreds of people rallied at the scene of a shooting that took place around 5: 30 pm on August 23. After breaking up a fight between two women, Jacob Blake, 29, attempted to return to his vehicle. The entire time, an officer with the Kenosha Police Department had a gun pointed at him. As Blake tried to enter his car where his children were buckled in the back seat, the officer grabbed hold of the collar of his shirt and fired his gun at point blank range seven times. Blake was taken to the hospital. As of the writing of this article, he is in stable condition. | Riot police assembled at the scene of…
fightbacknews.org/2020/8/24/uprising-und…

"Paid Vacation" for Kenosha Cops Who Shot Unarmed Jacob Blake in the Back
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-24
Being in the midst a summer of unprecedented racial and political unrest was apparently not enough to stop Kenosha police from emptying seven rounds into the back of yet another unarmed black man.
mintpressnews.com/paid-vacation-kenosha-…

Hundreds protest shooting of Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Robert Penner | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-24
Liberation News reporting from the frontlines of Kenosha protest.
liberationnews.org/hundreds-protest-shoo…

Prisoners say they were intimidated over Black lives matter movement
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-08-24
Black prisoners were grabbed from their bunks and corralled without masks.
therealnews.com/stories/prisoners-intimi…

Biden's Speech Stirs Up Sense of Déjà Vu — Same Old Lies Disguised as New Promises, Little More than a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Scott Ritter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
One speech, well written and read well, does not a president make. At the end of the day, the Democrats are putting forward a wolf in sheep's clothes, who is peddling the same worn-out lies disguised as new promises. | Joe | …
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Responding To Voter Suppression, Understanding Manipulated Elections
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-24
Stop Voter Suppression from the Union of Concerned Scientists Voter suppression in the 2020 election has become a topic of great concern. In reality, voter suppression has been part of US politics since the founding of the country. The oligarchs who wrote the US Constitution enabled voter suppression by not including the right to vote in …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/responding-to…

Responding to Voter Suppression, Understanding Manipulated Elections
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
Voter suppression in the 2020 election has become a topic of great concern. In reality, voter suppression has been part of US politics since the founding of the country. The oligarchs who wrote the US Constitution enabled voter suppression by …
globalresearch.ca/responding-voter-suppr…

To Oppose Power Is To Meet With Hopelessness, But Hopelessness Is An Invitation To Real Power
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-24
You set out, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, charging full speed at the man all set to overthrow the status quo, and then what happens? | You splat headfirst into a solid steel wall. | Your plans fail. | Your heroes capitulate. | Your comrades begin succumbing to propaganda. | You realize that the roots of establishment power stretch far deeper than you'd initially guessed, and that it has strategies in place to ensure its survival that are far more ingenious and effective than you'd ever previously imagined. | And then there she is. Lady Despair, in all her ego-crushing glory. | And then what do you do? | Perh…
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Did Lukashenko's Gun Stunt Help or Harm His Image?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
Color Revolution-beleaguered Belarusian President Lukashenko surprised the world on Sunday after exiting a helicopter that landed on his palace grounds while dressed in body armor and holding an AK -47, which was a risky soft power stunt that could either …
globalresearch.ca/did-lukashenko-gun-stu…

"The Damage Has Been Done": Historian Says Trump's Postmaster Has Undermined Faith in 2020 Election
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-24
The battle over the future of the United States Postal Service is intensifying, with a record number of mail-in ballots expected to be cast in the 2020 presidential election, and Democrats and Republicans locked in a fight over the future of the agency. Historian Philip Rubio, who teaches at North Carolina A&T State University and worked as a mail carrier for two decades before that, says decades of political interference have caused a "manufactured crisis" at the U.S. Postal Service. "The damage has been done," Rubio says of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's changes. "I think he's discouraged a lot of voters who…
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/24/usps_loui…

Police Shoot Man; Video Shows Officer Firing Several Shots Into His Back At Close Range
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-24
Kenosha police shot a man Sunday evening, setting off unrest in the city after a video appeared to show the officer firing several shots at close range into the man's back. The shooting victim has been identified as Jacob Blake, a Black man, by Wisconsin officials. He was in serious condition at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee as of early Monday morning. | The Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation said early Monday that the involved officers have been placed on administrative leave. The Kenosha News reported that neighbors said Blake was trying to break up a fight between two women.
popularresistance.org/police-shoot-man-v…

Police Continue To Repress Protesters In Portland
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-24
For 90 days now, protesters have taken to the streets of the U.S. city of Portland following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May. | As per social media videos, protesters were met with heavy police repression including the use of tear gas canisters. | The protest left several police officers injured, at least 9 people arrested while one person received medical attention after receiving a gun wound. Of those people that were arrested, three were charged with assault on a police officer. Portland Police confirmed that since May, over 500 protesters have been arrested. | U.S. Police repression continue…
popularresistance.org/police-continue-to…

Reforms Are Won When Social Movements Inflict Real Costs On The Economic Elite
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-24
In an interview over email, co-author Kevin A. Young discussed the limits of electoral politics to advance a more egalitarian social contract and the strategies today's social movements can employ to fight injustice. The challenges are formidable, especially given the Trump administration's exercise of a new and despotic federal police power in reaction to nationwide Black Lives Matter protests against police violence. As Levers of Power demonstrates through examples from the labor movement and the Civil Rights Movement, the path to enduring change requires mobilization that inflicts real costs on capitalists and…
popularresistance.org/reforms-are-won-wh…

Responding To Voter Suppression, Understanding Manipulated Elections
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-24
Voter suppression in the 2020 election has become a topic of great concern. In reality, voter suppression has been part of US politics since the founding of the country. The oligarchs who wrote the US Constitution enabled voter suppression by not including the right to vote in it and only allowing white male property owners to vote, suppressing the votes of 94 percent of the population. | Five of 16 states had white-only voting in 1800 and after 1802, every new state, free or slave, except for Maine banned Black people from voting.
popularresistance.org/responding-to-vote…

125 National Guard troops deploying to Kenosha following rioting & looting over police shooting
rt.com | 2020-08-24
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has announced that scores of National Guard troops will be deployed to the city of Kenosha by Monday evening as violent riots continue over the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake seven times. | "This is a limited mobilization of the National Guard focused on supporting the needs of local first responders to protect critical infrastructure, such as utilities and fire stations, and to ensure Kenoshians are able to assemble safely," Evers said. | Following the shooting of Blake, which was caught on a cellphone camera and said to be over a "domestic incident," protesters took…
rt.com/usa/498924-kenosha-nation-guard-b…

'Burn baby, burn!': WATCH Portland protesters cheer after police precinct set ablaze on 88th night of rioting
rt.com | 2020-08-24
Activists in Portland attempted to torch a police station and adjacent buildings in yet another night of chaotic unrest. The gathering was declared a riot following clashes with officers, resulting in some two dozen arrests. | A crowd of more than 200 people marched on the Portland Police Bureau's (PPB) North Precinct on Sunday night, most clad in "armor, helmets, gas masks, all-black clothing" and carrying shields, police say. While officers kept a distance for the first portion of the protest, they responded with force after "individuals began throwing chunks of ceramic, rocks, and glass bottles in the direc…
rt.com/usa/498932-portland-protest-riot-…

Pelosi calls Trump & Republicans 'enemies of the state' in diatribe about elections and postal service
rt.com | 2020-08-24
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, labeled US President Donald Trump and the Republican party "domestic enemies" and "enemies of the state," escalating the rhetoric about voting by mail in the upcoming election. | "Sadly, the domestic enemies to our voting system are right at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with their allies in the Congress," Pelosi (D-California) said in an appearance on MSNBC on Monday afternoon, referring to the address of the White House in Washington, DC. | "They're doing everything they can to suppress the vote, scare people by intimidation," she argued, calling Trump and the Republicans "
rt.com/usa/498930-pelosi-republicans-dom…

Postmaster General Denies Democrat Allegations of Slowing Postal Service to Disrupt Mail-in Voting
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-24
The reforms faced by the United States Postal Service have received criticism from Democrats over allegations of "incompetence at best, criminality at worst" by the Trump-appointed postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, accused of deliberately slowing the work of the federal agency in attempts to disrupt voting by mail in the presidential election.
sputniknews.com/us/202008241080267197-po…

Protests erupt after racially-charged police shooting in US state
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-24
Officers deployed tear gas in an effort to disperse hundreds of people who took to the streets following a police shooting in a US town. | The governor of Wisconsin pointed out that the victim was Black and was not the first to be "shot or injured or mercilessly killed" by individuals in law enforcement. | A video posted on social media appeared to show officers shoot at a Black man's back seven times as he leaned into a vehicle. | A person was taken to hospital in a serious condition following a shooting by officers at about 5pm on 23 August as officers were responding to a "domestic incident", the Kenosha Polic…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2020/08/24/pr…

Protests Erupt After Wisconsin Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man Seven Times
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-24
Warning: The following article contains a link to a graphic video detailing a police shooting of an unarmed individual. | Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man from Kenosha, Wisconsin, was shot seven times in the back by police officers on Sunday evening as he attempted to enter his own car. | A video circulating on social media shows Blake walking toward his car while officers follow him with their guns drawn. Blake opens…
truthout.org/articles/protests-erupt-aft…

Border Town Links Fight Against Trump's Wall to the Black Lives Matter Movement
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-24
Under a sweltering August sun, just blocks from the U.S.-Mexico border, four local activists busily stage-direct the movements of about 100 residents of Laredo, Texas, who are lined up, fists raised, along the street in front of the city's George P. Kazen federal courthouse. | The four are standing on a 30-foot high scissor lift, making sure the crowd below is placed just perfectly along the giant street mural they have planned for weeks and just finished painting that Sunday morning, August 16.
truthout.org/articles/border-town-links-…

Postmaster DeJoy Has Undermined Faith in Election, Postal Historian Says
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-24
The battle over the future of the United States Postal Service is intensifying, with a record number of mail-in ballots expected to be cast in the 2020 presidential election, and Democrats and Republicans locked in a fight over the future of the agency. Historian Philip Rubio, who teaches at North Carolina A&T State University and worked as a mail carrier for two decades before that, says decades of political interference have caused a "manufactured crisis" at the U.S. Postal Service. "The damage has…
truthout.org/video/postmaster-dejoy-has-…

Postmaster General testifies before a Senate Committee on mail crisis
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
Louis DeJoy spoke before a Senate Committee on the bipartisan manufactured crisis of the United States Postal Service and possible election fraud.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/post…

Trump's push to privatize the USPS is a direct threat to democracy
Lauren Regan | mronline.org | 2020-08-24
My maternal grandfather was born in 1914 and served in the Army during World War II. When he returned from the war in 1944, he took a job with the U.S. Postal Service as a "mailman." He worked as a letter carrier, eventually becoming a supervisor, and was an active member of the Association of …
mronline.org/2020/08/24/trumps-push-to-p…

House passes postal aid bill as thousands protest to #SaveThePostOffice
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-24
WASHINGTON–Sally Abrahamson wants Congress to save our democracy by saving the U.S. Postal Service from GOP President Donald Trump and his hand-picked Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy. And so does her 18-month-old son, even if he was too shy to talk. So Abrahamson's son, carried by his mother in a frontal "baby bag," wore a sign …
peoplesworld.org/article/house-passes-po…

From Protecting Voting Rights to Honoring Veterans, The Post Office Is An Essential Service
Brian Trautman | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-24
The capacity of the United States Postal Service (USPS) to provide mail services that generations of Americans have relied on has been severely weakened by the Trump administration. The assault on…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/24/from-protect…

Coalition Files Suit to Stop Trump's "Slapdash and Tragic Plan" to Drill in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-08-24
"As our ancestors before us, we will stand and fight for our future generations, for the Porcupine caribou herd, and the Gwich'in way of life." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Ending Trump's Sabotage of the Postal Service
commondreams.org | 2020-08-24
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New Survey Highlights Effectiveness of Anti-China COVID Rhetoric
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-24
A new survey published today highlights the vast gaps between public perception and the reality of the impact of COVID-19 on the world. The survey, conducted by YouGov across eight Western nations — the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Denmark — asked around 10,000 participants to rank the impact that the coronavirus ha…
mintpressnews.com/new-survey-highlights-…

US "left" aligns with State Department on China Cold War
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-08-24
Red Lines host Anya Parampil talks to Danny Haiphong, a Contributor at the Black Agenda Report, about why some US leftwing media outlets repeat State Department talking points when it comes to China. Danny also dispels some of the most common talking points, including "China is capitalist" and "China has imperialist ambitions".
thegrayzone.com/2020/08/24/42711/

Fund appeal for Assange's legal defence wins significant public support
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
The response underscores the international support for Assange among workers and young people which finds no expression in the official political parties or the corporate press.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/assa…

Online panel examines what would happen if Assange is extradited to the US
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
The expert panelists made clear that Assange would be held in the most draconian conditions, treated as a terrorist and denied due process.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/cour…

U.S. Govt-Funded Coda Story Smears American Journalists Who Undermine New Cold War Propaganda
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-24
With backing from the US government's regime-change arm, an Operation Mockingbird-style website called Coda Story is attacking American journalists who have punctured Washington's sensationalist narratives against China. | Ben NORTON | A shadowy neoconservative website called Coda Story has launched a smear campaign against American journalists who challenge new cold war propaganda. But what this publication has not disclosed is that it is funded by the US government, backed by the European Union, linked to the NATO war alliance, and part of a larger network of regime-change outfits that are bankrolled by Western…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/24/u-…

LancetGate: "Scientific Corona Lies" and Big Pharma Corruption. Hydroxychloroquine versus Gilead's Remdesivir
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed "evaluation" published on May 22nd by The Lancet, which was based on fake figures and test trials.
globalresearch.ca/scientific-corona-lies…

Steve Bannon, Former Trump Adviser, Allegedly Stole Funds for Private Border Wall Plagued by Erosion
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-24
President Trump's former campaign CEO and White House adviser, Steve Bannon, is his sixth close associate to face criminal charges by the Department of Justice. Bannon and three others are accused of defrauding donors to We Build the Wall, a private effort to build a wall along the Mexican border, and redirecting funds to fund their own lavish lifestyles. We follow the money and look at how an investigation last month showed a private wall project the funds were used for is already eroding and could be in danger of falling into the river. We speak with Perla Trevizo and Lexi Churchill, two reporters at the ProPub…
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/24/steve_ban…

QAnon: Trump Embraces Far-Right "Deep State" Conspiracy Theory Deemed a Threat by FBI
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-24
As the Republican National Convention gets underway this week, we look at how the party has openly embraced the far-right conspiracy theory known as QAnon, which claims, among other things, that President Trump is secretly at war with a deep state cabal of Satan-worshiping elites who run a child sex trafficking operation. Trump has retweeted messages from supporters of the conspiracy theory and recently spoke publicly about it for the first time, describing QAnon believers as "people that love our country." "At this point, it's reached full spread, that we really can't ignore it anymore," says Angelo Carusone, pr…
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/24/qanon_tru…

Diana Johnstone's "Circle in the Darkness" Gives an Insider's View Into Media Manipulation
Rick Sterling | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-24
A pillar of the antiwar movement, Diana Johnstone provides critical insights from her time working in Associated Press and AFP newsrooms in the US and Europe and much…
mintpressnews.com/book-reivew-diana-john…

Pressure On Netanyahu Mounts As Israel Bombs Gaza Again
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-24
Embattled Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been facing pressure at home and abroad amid his government's continued bombing of the Gaza strip. With protests in both Jerusalem and the UK, Israel's bombardment of Gaza has continued. And the Israeli PM is refusing to back down on all fronts. The PA news agency reported that on Saturday 22 August, thousands of protesters marched on Netanyahu's residence in central Jerusalem. They were protesting over his continued tenure as prime minister. The demonstrations came amid a backdrop of a summer of protests, centered around Netanyahu's government's handling of…
popularresistance.org/pressure-on-netany…

Progressives Call on Democrats to 'Do the Opposite' as Rahm Emanuel Advises Biden to Shun Medicare for All and Green New Deal
Lisa Newcomb, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-08-24
The two policies are popular with the American public, but the Democratic Party refused to embrace them in its 2020 platform. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/08/24/progres…

President Trump, Child-Trafficker-in-Chief
Sonali Kolhatkar | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-24
President Donald Trump thinks of himself as a champion against human trafficking. He addressed a White House Summit on the issue in January claiming there was a "humanitarian crisis" at the border fomented by criminal organizations and that "traffickers victimize countless women and children." He signed an executive order and diverted $400 million in funding…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/24/president-tr…

Indigenous warriors evict mining corporation from their land
Ben Cowles | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-24
peoplesworld.org/article/indigenous-warr…

Trump Walks Alone: Former US Allies Britain, France, Germany Join Russia and China in Forcefully Rejecting Trump Iran Sanctions
Prof. Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
LeMonde reports that France, Germany and Britain have rejected the Trump administration's attempt to reimpose UN Security Council sanctions on Iran that were revoked in early 2016 with the signing of the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action …
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Tens of Thousands Protest Netanyahu as Momentum Grows and Gov't Faces Collapse
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-08-24
The rallies disproved the allegation of pro-Netanyahu pundits that the recognition of Israel by the United Arab Emirates would be recognized as a major diplomatic achievement for the prime minister and would cause the demonstrations to fizzle…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/tens-of-thousands-…

Maduro Says Can't Reveal Full Extent of Venezuela's Cooperation With Iran
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-24
Iran has recently defied US pressure and provided Caracas with half a dozen cargo ships-worth of fuel, food, medical supplies and spare parts for its flagging oil industry. Washington has resorted to calling the partnership between the two countries an "alliance of pariah states."
sputniknews.com/latam/202008241080266583…

Uribe Called To Testify Over Alleged Role In Three Massacres
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-24
Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe is sinking even deeper into legal trouble after the Supreme Court called him to testify over his alleged role in three massacres and a homicide. | The investigation is not directly related to the ongoing fraud and bribery investigation that spurred the Supreme Court to place Uribe under house arrest, but massacres that left between 150 and 200 people dead in his native Antioquia province between 1996 and 1997. | This investigation will however be using testimonies from paramilitary fighters Uribe allegedly tried to bribe ahead of last year's trial in an apparent attempt to…
popularresistance.org/uribe-called-to-te…

What's it Like to be in Immigration Lockup During a Pandemic?
Ashoka Mukpo | aclu.org | 2020-08-24
In the 1980s, fewer than 2,000 people were locked up in an immigration detention facility on an average day in America. , , Since then, that number has skyrocketed, quadrupling from 7,475 to 32,985 people detained by ICE per day between 1995 and 2016. Under the administration of President Donald Trump, the numbers have shot up even higher — at one point last year, a staggering 56,000 people were behind bars each night in an ICE detention facility. When asylum-seekers and other migrants in Cust…
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Wednesday 8/26: Fighting to Include Immigrants in COVID Relief and Defeating White Supremacy webinar
United We Dream | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
Online…
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Glitzy Convention Conceals Emerging One-Party Tyranny
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
Here are a few takeaways from the Democratic Convention: | The Democrats are running on the same platform they ran on in 2016. | The Democrats put style above substance, flashy optics above ideas or issues. | The Democrats think that hollow tributes | …
globalresearch.ca/glitzy-convention-conc…

Hoping to Seize on UAE-Israel Deal, Pompeo and Kushner Head East in Search of New Allies for Israel
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-24
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Trump adviser Jared Kushner are hitting the road in an attempt to strong-arm more Arab states into normalizing relations with Israel, turning their backs on Palestine and isolating Iran.
mintpressnews.com/uae-israel-normalizati…

MN demands 'End aid to Israel' during the DNC
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-24
Minneapolis, MN – On August 20, activists held banners from five bridges along Interstate 35W to highlight the role the U.S. plays in endorsing and funding the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The protest took place during the Democratic National Convention to draw attention to the need for the Democratic Party to break with the apartheid state of Israel. | Drivers saw banners on the 35th, 36th, 38th and 40th Street bridges on I-35W in South Minneapolis and on a bridge in Lakeville over I-35. The protest was initiated by the MN Anti-War Committee. Many groups signed on and helped make banners and organized their…
fightbacknews.org/2020/8/23/mn-demands-e…

UAE-Israel deal is yet another dagger in Palestine's back
Abdul Rahman | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-24
The UAE-Israel deal is a violation of the Arab country's commitments to not establish relationships with the Zionist entity till the concerns of the Palestinians are addressed…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/24/uae-israe…

MN demands 'End aid to Israel' during the DNC
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-24
Minneapolis, MN – On August 20, activists held banners from five bridges along Interstate 35W to highlight the role the U.S. plays in endorsing and funding the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The protest took place during the Democratic National Convention to draw attention to the need for the Democratic Party to break with the apartheid state of Israel. | Drivers saw banners on the 35th, 36th, 38th and 40th Street bridges on I-35W in South Minneapolis and on a bridge in Lakeville over I-35. The protest was initiated by the MN Anti-War Committee. Many groups signed on and helped make banners and organized their…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/8/23/mn-deman…

Despite Threats, the U.S. Will Not Sanction India over Its Relations with Russia
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
After Russia, the U.S. is the second largest arms exporter to India. As a major Washington defense partner, New Delhi signed two $3.5 billion arms purchase agreements earlier this year. However, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Clarke Cooper reiterated Washington's …
globalresearch.ca/us-not-sanction-india-…

Thanks, Obama: You Lie
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-24
Record-Setting Absurdity and Mendacity The malignant fascist sociopath Donald Trump lies so voluminously and absurdly that many Americans will believe he said or Tweeted almost anything, no matter how offensive and ridiculous. Every few months for the last three years I've been making up off-the-wall Trump statements and sending them out on so-called social media…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/24/thanks-obama…

Democratic Convention: New Faces, Similar Policies
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-24
A national political nominating convention, as the Democrats have just completed, is, to be sure, a mutual admiration event. A steady stream of speakers led to the finale with the acceptance speech by the presidential candidate, Joe Biden. But the Convention has another declared purpose: to show the country what the Democratic Party stands for…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/24/democratic-c…

Democratic Convention: New Faces, Similar Policies but Sharp Contrast with Trumpism
Ralph Nader | zcomm.org | 2020-08-24
The Democrats presented a contrast to the crazed, bungling, ego-maniacal Trump spewing hate, inciting violence, and emitting hourly lies…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/democratic-convent…

'People of the Cave': Palestinians Take Their Fight for Justice to the Mountains
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2020-08-24
Palestinians are not going anywhere. This is the gist of seven decades of Palestinian struggle against Zionist colonialism. The proof? The story of Ahmed Amarneh…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/people-of-the-cave…

"People of the Cave": Palestinians Take Their Fight for Justice to the Mountains
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-24
Palestinians are not going anywhere. This is the gist of seven decades of Palestinian struggle against Zionist colonialism. The proof? The story of Ahmed Amarneh. Amarneh, a 30-year-old civil engineer from the northern West Bank village of Farasin, lives with his family in a cave. For many years, the Amarneh family has attempted to build …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/people-of-the…

Trump's Venezuela Regime Change Alliance Dwindles
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
The Canadian Dimension, a forum for debate on contemporary issues facing the Left, published an analysis of the political situation in Venezuela. The text is presented below: | On December 6, Venezuelans will go to the polls to elect a new …
globalresearch.ca/trump-venezuela-regime…

The Banal Evil Of US Imperialism: A View From Inside The CIA
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-24
As the US Empire falls, the US government continues its regime change attempts around the world in an effort to hang onto power. We see the same tactics applied over and over again. We speak with John Kiriakou, a former CIA analyst and case officer, about what regime change looks like from inside the CIA, which he describes as similar to the Bansky painting, "The Banality of the Banality of Evil." He reveals the tension between those who ignore the illegality of what the US is doing and those who believe in the rule of law, how the process of deciding to intervene in a country works, and then how it is carried ou…
popularresistance.org/the-banal-evil-of-…

Socialist or Capitalist: What is China's Model, Exactly?
Richard D. Wolff | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-24
Near the end of his life Lenin gave a speech that referred to the USSR as a transitional society. He explained that socialists had taken state power and could thereby take…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/24/socialist-or…

Class Warfare 101
William Manson | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-24
Starting around 1848, socialists flooded the world with pamphlets and manifestos explaining the basics of "wage-labor" vs. "capital." Yet here we are in the 21st century, having to go back to basics — even though one would think that the dire economic situation for most people today "speaks for itself." However, given the recent misguided …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/class-warfare…

NYC 'March Against Billionaire Landlords' hits corporations for housing crisis
Belle Brick | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-24
Liberation Photo Activists ranging from trade unionists, housing justice organizers and socialists to young people new to the struggle, united for a 300-person rally and march in New York City on Aug. 20. They demanded the cancellation of rents and a stop to the upcoming wave of evictions that was ignited by the pandemic. Starting …
liberationnews.org/nyc-march-against-bil…

The socialist answer to the paltry $600 million Flint settlement
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
Only through the development of the class struggle can the working class make right the years of bipartisan social crimes against the working class of Flint, Michigan.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/stat…

The Tribulations of Triangulation: Few Options for Belarus Amid a Color Revolution
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-24
Belarus shows that any small state with a mildly socialist system and independent foreign policy invites subversion by the Yankee hegemon and its collaborators.
mintpressnews.com/tribulations-triangula…

Video: Syrian Forces Are Hunting Down ISIS Terrorists in Desert
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
The military situation in Syria continued deteriorating in recent days. | On August 21, the Syrian Army and its allies increased their anti-ISIS raids in the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor-Al-Mayadin triangle. According to pro-government sources, these efforts are being actively supported by …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-forces-hu…

Growing US Isolation on the World Stage
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
Russia's Sergey Lavrov is right about hegemon USA, saying the following on Saturday: | The Trump regime's "intention is to do everything possible in order not to be bound by any international multilateral obligations," adding: | "When the US decides that China | …
globalresearch.ca/us-isolation-world-sta…

The Lost State of Sequoyah: The Five Tribes' fight against Oklahoma statehood
Albert Bender | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-24
The recent historic Supreme Court decision that the Muscogee Creek land in Eastern Oklahoma is still a reservation brings to mind the valiant efforts of the Five Tribes to fight being brought under the jurisdiction of the state of Oklahoma over a century ago. Their struggle crystallized in the attempt by the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole Nations to …
peoplesworld.org/article/the-lost-state-…

Venezuela's Supreme Court Intervenes in Leftwing Parties, Replaces Critical Leadership
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-08-24
Homeland for All (PPT) and Tupamaro party members have criticised the rulings, which weaken the Popular Revolutionary Alternative for December's parliamentary election.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14976

New York Attorney General Sues Trump Organization, Accusing President's Company of Misleading Lenders and Dodging Investigation
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-08-24
New York Attorney General Letitia James revealed Monday that she filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's business empire, calling on the New York State Supreme Court to force the Trump Organization to comply with seven subpoenas which would release thousands of documents regarding the company's alleged misleading of lenders regarding its assets. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/08/24/new-yor…

Amid recurring violence, uncertainties around peace talks continue in Afghanistan
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-24
Seven civilians lost their lives in Afghanistan hours before the Taliban negotiators arrived in Pakistan to discuss the way forward in the Afghan peace process. The incident took place in the Ghazni province…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/24/amid-recu…

Virginia Plans Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for All Residents
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
As Friday's hospitalization numbers across the Sun Belt appear to confirm CDC head Dr. Robert Redfield's assertion that the American COVID-19 outbreak has peaked and is starting to fade, the State of Virginia is setting a new precedent by …
globalresearch.ca/virginia-plans-mandato…

Raging wildfires worsen crisis in California
Aaron Arabian | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-24
Image from Wikimedia.org As of Aug. 24, 650 wildfires are raging across California, with over a million acres burned in just the last 9 days. Over 367 fires were sparked in the greater San Francisco Bay Area by over 11,000 dry lightning strikes that occurred within 72 hours beginning on the night of Aug. 15. …
liberationnews.org/raging-wildfires-wors…

China and the Decline of US Power
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
Constant attacks by some US elites on China will, according to some observers, diminish and disappear once the US presidential election is over in November 2020. | This is unlikely to happen for at least two reasons. One, the issues that …
globalresearch.ca/china-decline-us-power…

Cuba's vaccine candidate "Sovereign" is all set to enter clinical trials
Peoples Dispatch | mronline.org | 2020-08-24
Cuba's vaccine candidate is the first from the Latin America and the Caribbean region and marks a continuation of its pioneering work in combating COVID-19 across the world.
mronline.org/2020/08/24/cubas-vaccine-ca…

Democrats leave 20 million unemployed in the lurch
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
The House of Representatives convened for a Saturday session to vote on funding…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/unem…

Corpus Christi, Texas pipeline explosion kills two workers
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
A collision between a dredging vessel and a pipeline caused an explosion and fire, injuring six crewmen and leaving two dead and two still missing.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/corp…

After some gains, German left gears up for coming election
Victor Grossman | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-24
BERLIN — "Mirror, mirror on the wall…" Nearly every German knows the story of Snow White. Currently, the question of who is "fairest of them all" faces nearly every German political party or, in modern terms, who can attract more votes in next year's election. The U.S. equivalent question, which will seek and hopefully find …
peoplesworld.org/article/after-some-gain…

The Banality of Evocation
Erin L. Thompson | zcomm.org | 2020-08-24
How to Remember a Feminist Movement That Hasn't Ended…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-banality-of-ev…

40 Acres and a Mule: the Plight of Black Farmers
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-24
The most deleterious of the effects of the industrialization of farming in the United States is the drastic decline of the small white family farmers and the near disappearance of the black family farmers. Rise and fall In 1900, there were 746,717 black farmers in the United States. In the next ten years, by 1910,…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/24/40-acres-and…

National Reparations Commission Endorses Evanston as a National Model
NAARC | zcomm.org | 2020-08-24
Final Assessment and Recommendations…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/national-reparatio…

Mirror mirror and politics
Victor Grossman | mronline.org | 2020-08-24
"Mirror, mirror on the wall…" Nearly every German knows the story of Snow White. Currently, the question of who is "fairest of them all" faces nearly every German political party or, in modern terms, who can attract more votes in next year's election.
mronline.org/2020/08/23/mirror-mirror-an…

The Biden Campaign Walks Back its Attack on BDS… Sort Of
Kathryn Shihadah | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-24
The Biden campaign's attack on BDS and activist Linda Sarsour shows that the DNC is not ready to truly embrace the progressive values it claims to represent.
mintpressnews.com/the-biden-campaign-wal…

Strengthening global cooperation on counter-terrorism must remain a priority during and after pandemic
news.un.org | 2020-08-24
With Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) and other terrorist groups attempting to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic for their own ends, the international community must respond with stronger collective action and cooperation, the top UN counter-terrorism official said on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/08/1…

The Spanish State's "Nationalization" of Clinics Resembles Privatization
Chris Gilbert | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-24
We hear it throughout the English-language press, both mainstream and progressive: "The Covid-19 crisis led Spain to nationalize its private clinics!" It would be great if it were true. Moreover, since governments like to say that we are "at war" with the coronavirus, shouldn't a war involve more than just confining people in their houses,…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/24/the-spanish-…

"Comfortably Numb": Opiods Have Overwhelmed Our Nation
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
Just a little pinprick | There'll be no more, ah | But you may feel a little sick | Can you stand up? | I do believe it's working, good | That'll keep you going through the show | Come on it's time to go | There | …
globalresearch.ca/comfortably-numb-opiod…

As Democrats Hedge on Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Biden Misleads on Plan
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-08-24
Welcome back to TRNN's Climate Crisis News Roundup. We are in the dog days of summer, with record heat waves and extreme weather events happening throughout the United States and the world. Meanwhile, one of the global oil majors has a professed climate solution: powering its oil drilling with wind and solar energy across the…
therealnews.com/columns/as-democrats-hed…

Trump fiddles while America burns and the world turns away
Thomas Magstadt | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-24
It's up to all of us to do what we can to end this Dark Age. And to vote like America's life depends on it. Because it does.
nationofchange.org/2020/08/24/trump-fidd…

Trump illegally turns White House into campaign vehicle
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-24
Never in modern history has the White House been used as a prop for a president seeking re-election. Until the current president, every prior inhabitant of the "people's house" maintained space between their roles as head of state and their status as a candidate seeking office. This separation of official and campaign roles, like so …
peoplesworld.org/article/trump-illegally…

Just "Arabs killing Arabs": Israel's Inaction Over Palestinian Murders Gets Frustrated Moms Marching
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-24
In 2019, there were 138 murder cases throughout the state of Israel. Out of those, 93 were Palestinian citizens of Israel, a community that makes up only 20 percent of Israeli citizens.
mintpressnews.com/israel-police-inaction…

WHO presses for greater investment in global COVID-19 vaccine facility
news.un.org | 2020-08-24
Investing in a mechanism that will guarantee all countries have fair and timely access to a COVID-19 vaccine is the only way out of the global pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
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Boston Teachers Union car rally demands a safe reopening
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-24
"Until we address the public health emergency we are still in, we aren't going to be able to safely reopen schools."
liberationnews.org/boston-teachers-union…

Corbyn was "lectured" by Johnson government on "herd immunity" and said nothing
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
Corbyn was involved in talks with the Tories who told him explicitly that theirs was a murderous policy of allowing the coronavirus to develop unchecked.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/corb…

Meet the Candidates — Kara Eastman and Mike Siegel
Lilly Dragnev | peaceaction.org | 2020-08-24
Join Kara Eastman and Mike Siegel LIVE Wednesday 8/26 at 8pm Eastern! Meet our peace candidates from Nebraska and Texas. Despite all the unpredictability this year has presented us with, one thing remains certain: this election will be the most important in our lifetime. I invite you to join us in the next of our …
peaceaction.org/2020/08/24/meet-the-cand…

Family holds 1-year angelversary for David Sullivan in Fullerton
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-24
Fullerton, CA – On August 19, 2019, the Buena Park Police Department killed 19-year-old David Patrick Sullivan after a traffic stop in Fullerton. As body cam footage of this murder shows, Sullivan was unarmed and attempting to flee when BPPD Officers Bobby Colon and Jennifer Tran shot him seven times. In June, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer cleared Officers Colon and Tran, but Sullivan's family is fighting back. | This Wednesday, August 19, the one-year angelversary of his murder, Sullivan's family, Christian Contreras (one of their attorneys), members of Centro CSO, Carlos Montes, and other activis…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/8/23/family-h…

How Communist 'popular front' activism built a labor-community alliance that changed Detroit
Timothy V. Johnson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-24
Historian Ryan S. Pettengill's new book, Communists and Community, is a study of the Communist Party's activities in Detroit during the early 1940s through 1956. He demonstrates that the party played a critical role in unifying the labor movement and community organizations to effectuate social, economic, and political change in the city in this crucial …
peoplesworld.org/article/how-communist-p…

Dubious Nairobi shack study sparks controversy
Dennis Webster | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-24
A recent paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a private non-profit research institute in the United States, has stoked heated debate over the ethics of academic and policy research in impoverished communities. | In the paper, four leading economists attempt to establish whether the public water utilities in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi would be met with "political consequences" if they cut off services. As access to water is extended to an increasing number of people in developing countries, the authors are co…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/24/dubious-n…

Trump's most catastrophic error: Running every election as if a wingnut GOP primary
Robert S. Becker | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-24
That Trump cannot shift tactics (indeed worsen as desperation grows) against a different foe in different times will do him in.
nationofchange.org/2020/08/24/trumps-mos…

First Person: fighting anti-vaccination rumours in Pakistan
news.un.org | 2020-08-24
Polio, a deadly, debilitating, yet easily curable disease, is eradicated in most countries, but is still endemic in Pakistan, partly due to a reluctance to vaccinate amongst some parts of the population. Dennis Chimenya, a health worker with the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, is part of a team trying to counter misconceptions, and save lives.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/08/1…

Canada's Liberal government slashes COVID-19 emergency aid
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
By reducing by 20 percent the aid given to workers rendered jobless by the pandemic, the Liberal government is trying to goad them into returning to work under unsafe conditions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/free…

Bidding for Reelection Amid Crisis and Fear
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-24
President Donald Trump headlines his Republican Party's national convention against a backdrop of a nation in crisis and an older sister who branded him a liar and someone without principles. He plans to take the stage every four nights of the virtual gathering, true to form for the super narcissist, in the face of a…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/24/bidding-for-…

President No More? US Moves to Ban Chinese Leader Xi Jinping's Title
wionews | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
US lawmakers have introduced a bill to change the way the federal government refers to the leader of China. | The 'Name the Enemy Act' would require that official US government documents instead refer to the head of state according to …
globalresearch.ca/us-moves-ban-chinese-l…

Video: The Face Mask Imposed by France's Police State. Breathing is a Fundamental Human Right
Mondialisation | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
Numerous scientific studies reveal that the face mask is detrimental to a person's health. | According to Dr. Russell Blaylock: by wearing a face mask, "the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, …
globalresearch.ca/video-the-face-mask-im…

The Toll of Capitalism
Luke O'Brien | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-24
While on all sides of the street the harlot, Capitalism, was decked in horrible array of all possible and impossible colours, there was projected from the windows of the SDF a transparency of five feet, giving the statistics of deaths in war, deaths in concentration camps, the numbers of paupers, the number of unemployed in…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/24/the-toll-of-…

Memo to the Left: Winning Votes is Not 'Selling Out'
Loris Caruso | zcomm.org | 2020-08-24
We do not have to choose between "winning" or "bearing witness and representing." There is no contradiction. In order to bear witness and represent, people must put themselves forward as candidates for social and political victory…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/memo-to-the-left-w…

'It's a death trap:' Angola inmate put in isolation for organizing against COVID-19
John McDevitt | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-24
"Because of COVID, you know, many are at risk due to pre-existing conditions…."
liberationnews.org/its-a-death-trap-ango…

The CumEx fraud in Germany: Organised crime with government support
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
The tax authorities, government and judiciary closed their eyes as banks and shareholders helped themselves to €31.8 in public funds between 2001 and 2016.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/bank…

Donald Trump Jr. Pictured at 'We Build the Wall' Event With Neo-Nazi Collaborator Jack Posobiec
splcenter.org | 2020-08-24
Donald Trump Jr., who will serve as the headline speaker at the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) Monday, appeared in a photograph with One America News Network (OANN) correspondent Jack Posobiec at a "We Build the Wall" event in July 2019.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/08/24/donal…

Lawsuit Claims Merck's Gardasil Papilloma Virus Vaccine Caused Severe Injuries to Teen
Robin McCall | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
It is vitally important to acknowledge that the same so-called "experts" in the medical/academic/scientific community, many of whom have serious undisclosed financial conflicts of interest at the NIH, the CDC, the NIAID, the FDA, the WHO, Medical Schools, teaching hospitals …
globalresearch.ca/lawsuit-claims-gardasi…

Outrage in US following police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-24
The man, identified as Jacob Blake, was seen in a viral video being shot by a police officer seven times in the presence of his wife and children…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/24/outrage-i…

New York University moves to implement racial segregation in student dorms
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
Calls for race-based student housing stem not from a desire to improve the lives of all students and youth, but is to advance the interests of a small layer of the population.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/nyur…

Police misconduct database reveals top NYPD brass guilty of abuse of authority
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea and his predecessor James O'Neill, along with other top NYPD officials and 11 percent of active cops, have substantiated abuse complaints against them.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/nypd…

Belarus and the Lessons from Sudan. Comparative Analysis of "Color Revolutions"
Kester Kenn Klomegah | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
The political development unfolding in Minsk, with high possibility to spill over and spread throughout the former Soviet republic of Belarus is sensitive and delicate. | The first information that emerged about opposition rallying against elected President Alexander Lukashenko was worrying …
globalresearch.ca/belarus-lessons-sudan/…

Family holds 1-year angelversary for David Sullivan in Fullerton
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-24
Fullerton, CA – On August 19, 2019, the Buena Park Police Department killed 19-year-old David Patrick Sullivan after a traffic stop in Fullerton. As body cam footage of this murder shows, Sullivan was unarmed and attempting to flee when BPPD Officers Bobby Colon and Jennifer Tran shot him seven times. In June, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer cleared Officers Colon and Tran, but Sullivan's family is fighting back. | This Wednesday, August 19, the one-year angelversary of his murder, Sullivan's family, Christian Contreras (one of their attorneys), members of Centro CSO, Carlos Montes, and other activis…
fightbacknews.org/2020/8/23/family-holds…

Oppose the Stalinist slanders by CPP founder Jose Maria Sison! Support Joseph Scalice!
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
Communist Party of the Philippines founder Sison launched a menacing attack on Joseph Scalice, a respected authority on the history of the Philippine left, after the announcement of his lecture that will focus on the CPP's record of betrayal.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/pers…

Democratic Party leads nationwide purge of Green Party candidates from November ballots
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
State election boards and judges have issued last minute rulings blocking third party candidates from appearing on the ballot…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/gree…

'MN Ain't Fair' protest march to state fairgrounds demands justice for stolen lives
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-24
St. Paul, MN – Over 200 people gathered on a sweltering August 23 in a park here, before marching to the gates of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. This is the fifth year the march on the state fair has been held. | At the park, t-shirts given to attendees. The front of the shirts declared that Black, native, Hmong, brown and stolen lives matter. The back of the shirts had a dizzying list of dozens of names of people who were murdered by cops in the state. | Monique Cullars Doty has been the main organizer of the annual event. Her nephew, Marcus Golden, was murdered by Saint Paul police on January 14, 2015, at the…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/8/24/mn-ain-t…

African Asylum Seekers Jailed in Louisiana Stop Eating in Protest
Frances Madeson | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-24
In the Mankon language, spoken in northwest Cameroon, mughu is a word for hell. Northwest Cameroon was home to more than a dozen of the 48 African asylum seekers now confined in Louisiana at Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center, where COVID has taken a firm grip. Along with men from Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and Burkino…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/24/african-asyl…

Private schools in Massachusetts to get rapid COVID-19 testing
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
The project is being initiated by the Broad Institute in Cambridge, which is associated with the Broad Foundation, best known for its school privatization efforts around the country.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/mass…

UK housing rights group demands end to evictions during pandemic
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-24
Housing rights group ACORN said that despite the government's extension of the ban on evictions, landlords can still issue a Section 21 Notice of Possession to their tenants and begin the process of taking over a property…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/24/uk-housin…

Video: Big Anti-Corona Demonstration in Berlin. Example for the Rest of the World
FreiheitsFreund | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
According to confirmation from the police of Berlin, Germany, it has been confirmed that between 500,000 and 1 million peaceful protesters (mostly without masks) demonstrate against the Corona rules. | Watch the video below. | * | Note to readers: please click the …
globalresearch.ca/video-big-anti-corona-…

The Arithmetic of Avarice
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-24
How much do America's big-time corporate CEOs make? Such a simple question, right? Not quite. Economist Larry Mishel has been working to get the answer right — for decades. And now Mishel, a former president and currently a distinguished fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute, has just released his latest take on the…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/24/the-arithmet…

'MN Ain't Fair' protest march to state fairgrounds demands justice for stolen lives
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-24
St. Paul, MN – Over 200 people gathered on a sweltering August 23 in a park here, before marching to the gates of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. This is the fifth year the march on the state fair has been held. | At the park, t-shirts given to attendees. The front of the shirts declared that Black, native, Hmong, brown and stolen lives matter. The back of the shirts had a dizzying list of dozens of names of people who were murdered by cops in the state. | Monique Cullars Doty has been the main organizer of the annual event. Her nephew, Marcus Golden, was murdered by Saint Paul police on January 14, 2015, at the…
fightbacknews.org/2020/8/24/mn-ain-t-fai…

Oppose the Stalinist slanders of CPP founder Jose Maria Sison! Support Joseph Scalice!
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
Communist Party of the Philippines founder Sison launched a menacing attack on Joseph Scalice, a respected authority on the history of the Philippine left, after the announcement of his lecture that will focus on the CPP's record of betrayal.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/pers…

Hundreds of thousands displaced, six dead as 600 fires rip across California
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
The two largest fires, now the second and third largest in the state's history, are forcing hundreds of thousands to flee from deadly situation to another.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/fire…

A wildcat strike in 1970 solved the last crisis at USPS
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-08-24
Labor activist Paul Prescod gives context to the fight over the future of…
therealnews.com/stories/wildcat-strike-s…

Everything going according to plan in China
Pepe Escobar | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-24
Let's start with the story of an incredibly disappearing summit. | Every August the Chinese Communist Party's leadership converges upon the town of Beidaihe, a seaside resort two hours away from Beijing, to discuss serious policies that then coalesce into key planning strategies to be approved at the CCP Central Committee plenary session in October. | The Beidaihe ritual was established by none other than the Great Helmsman. Mao Zedong couldn't help loving a town where Emperor Qin, unifier of China in the 3rd century BC, had kept a palace. | As 2020 is so far a notorious Year of Living Dangerously, there's no sur…
thealtworld.com/pepe_escobar/everything-…

Permitted Unlawfulness: The New Zealand Coronavirus Lockdown
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-08-24
asia-pacificresearch.com/new-zealand-cor…

Seattle's High-End Wage Tax and Taxing Stock Returns
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-08-24
Sometimes random events come together in ways that help clarify our thinking. I had such an event last Friday. I was happy that day because Bloomberg ran a column by me on an idea I've toyed with for years: replacing the corporate income tax with a tax on stock returns. The logic is that this …
cepr.net/seattles-high-end-wage-tax-and-…

Making internet easier
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-24
The idea behind the foregoing is to make communication easier, prevent cheating, and make dispute resolution simpler and more acceptable in small cases.
nationofchange.org/2020/08/24/making-int…

What media moguls don't want you to know: Youtube and Google attack Cuba and Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-24
On Aug. 20, just ahead of programming about the start of clinical trials for Cuba's COVID-19 vaccine, Soberana-01, YouTube management disabled Mesa Redonda's channel. Mesa Redonda (Roundtable) airs Monday through Friday evenings on Cuban national television.
mronline.org/2020/08/24/what-media-mogul…

Democrats seek a new language of working-class identity
Tim Libretti | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-24
Is Trump the 2020 candidate who best represents the American working class? Did the Democratic Party fail to encompass working-class interests, issues, and people at last week's convention? What does the working class think? Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen seems to think the working class heard nothing of interest from the Democrats and their convention …
peoplesworld.org/article/democrats-seek-…

Millions in Executive Payouts for Bankrupt California Oil Giant

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
A federal judge in Houston late yesterday approved an incentive package worth up to $57 million for top executives as part of bankruptcy proceedings for oil giant California Resources Corporation. | Nine executives with the company, which is California's biggest oil …
globalresearch.ca/judge-ok-millions-exec…

At least 13 Peruvian youth killed in police raid on Lima disco
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
The tragedy is the direct outcome of the government's police-state enforcement of coronavirus restrictions, even as it grants a free rein to mining and other business interests.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/peru…

Support historian Joseph Scalice against Stalinist slanders by CPP founder Jose Maria Sison!
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
Communist Party of the Philippines founder Sison launched a menacing attack on Scalice, a respected authority on the history of the Philippine left, after the announcement of his lecture that will focus on the CPP's record of betrayal.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/pers…

Should We be More Worried About the Economy?
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-24
We are really in an unprecedented period where the economy is trying to recover from the shutdowns of April and May while being faced with partial shutdowns due to the resurgence of the pandemic in large parts of the country. We are struggling to make sense of data, which often has a substantial lag. We…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/24/should-we-be…

One step at a time: UN women's health agency helping shift dangerous social norms
news.un.org | 2020-08-24
One of the largest chiefdoms in Zambia's Eastern Province is challenging harmful social norms, including child marriage, risky initiation and impunity for perpetrators of sexual abuse, according to the UN women's health agency, UNFPA.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/08/1…

COVID-19: Trigger for a New World Order. Economic Stagnation and Social Destruction
Patrick Henningsen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
I can remember them saying that 'everything changed after 9/11'. It did, but certainly not for the better. I think we can all agree on that. I remember how everyone surrendered their rights and key aspects of democracy, all in …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-trigger-new-s…

Sociopathic Traits Linked to Non-compliance with Mask Guidelines and Other COVID-19 Containment Measures
Eric W. Dolan | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
New research from Brazil has found that people who are unconcerned with adhering to measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 tend to display higher levels of traits associated with antisocial personality disorder, also known as sociopathy. The findings have …
globalresearch.ca/sociopathic-traits-lin…

Jordanian Teachers' Syndicate leaders and members released after one month in jail
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-24
The union leaders, along with other protesting teachers, were arrested last month while protesting the government's decision to go back on its promise to fulfill their demands on salary hikes and better working conditions…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/24/jordanian…

This week in history: August 24-30
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
25 years ago: US and NATO bomb Bosnian Serbs On August 30, 1995, the United States and NATO launched Operation Deliberate Force against Serb-inhabited regions of Bosnia. They were the largest bombing raids in Europe since WWII.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/twih…

States and counties across US conceal COVID-19 outbreaks at schools
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
The policy of concealing cases has become the modus operandi across industries and serves as a mechanism for implementing the homicidal return-to-work campaign of the ruling class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/scho…

USA's Militarization of Latin America
Yanis Iqbal | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-24
Maj. Gen. Andrew Croft, the commander of 12th Air Force, wrote on 22 August: "I have seen an increasingly contested strategic space where Beijing and Moscow are aggressively investing time and resources in Latin America to support their authoritarian models of governance. The Air Force must reinforce the strength of our longstanding commitment to the …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/usas-militari…

Trump is Politicizing the Census
Gissela Moya | progressive.org | 2020-08-24
The non-political U.S. Census is being used by Trump as a political bargaining chip.
progressive.org/op-eds/trump-politicizin…

Florida court set to rule on lawsuit challenging in-person schooling
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
The court is set to decide on a challenge by the Florida Education Association to Governor Ron DeSantis's edict for face-to-face instruction.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/fled…

The origins and evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
The COVID-19 pandemic is a once in a century event, a trigger event, that has exposed the deep contradictions and terminal decay in the capitalist organization of world resources.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/covi…

Uber, Lyft, and Lessons on the Market for Megan McArdle
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-08-24
Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle had a piece today arguing that California is taking a big risk if it insists on requiring that Uber and Lyft treat their drivers as employees. The risk is that these companies have threatened to shut down their operations in the state, leaving their drivers out of jobs (actually Uber …
cepr.net/uber-lyft-and-lessons-on-the-ma…

RNC caves to hate groups in attack against the SPLC
splcenter.org | 2020-08-24
splcenter.org/news/2020/08/24/rnc-caves-…

Make Corporate Landlords Pay the Bills During the Pandemic
Sofia Lopez and Sara Myklebust | zcomm.org | 2020-08-24
With fortunes inflated by corporate welfare, wealthy real estate owners can afford to cancel housing-related expenses and debts for millions of struggling American families.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/make-corporate-lan…

The CumEx fraud in Germany: Organised crime with government support
wsws.org | 2020-08-24
The tax authorities, government and judiciary closed their eyes as banks and shareholders helped themselves to €31.8 billion in public funds between 2001 and 2016.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/24/bank…

Prosecutors Have No Place in Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commissions
Elias Rodriques, Melonie Griffiths & Ralowe Ampu | zcomm.org | 2020-08-24
We need resources directly distributed to our communities so that our communities can create safety outside the same state that targets us…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/prosecutors-have-n…

Bolivia mass mobilizations against U.S.-backed coup continue
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-24
A 12-day national Bolivian blockade led by massive social movements, students, elders, unions and farmworkers ended on Aug. 13. It had paralyzed the entire country, resulting in food/fuel shortages and in the complete instability of the Andean nation itself.
mronline.org/2020/08/24/bolivia-mass-mob…

NATO, Hands Off Belarus!
Vladimir Krsljanin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
When NATO covered Serbia with missiles and bombs, Alexander Lukashenko was the only head of state who visited Belgrade and supported our initiative to join the Union of Russia and Belarus. | We will never forget this. | Recently, the same NATO …
globalresearch.ca/nato-hands-off-belarus…

The Monopoly on Racial Wealth
Thom Hartmann | progressive.org | 2020-08-24
An excerpt from radio host Thom Hartmann's new book looks at why white guys have it made.
progressive.org/dispatches/monopoly-on-r…

Episode 103 — Kamala Harris with Robin Andersen
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-08-24
On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon host Fordam University's Robin Andersen. Along The Line is a non-profit, education-based podcast that provides listeners with…
With no national plan to control the pandemic, nor a coherent program to reopen schools safely, the Trump Administration has trapped school districts in a Sophie's Choice: to open schools…
projectcensored.org/episode-103-kamala-h…

Smoking Gun: Crisis? What Crisis?
progressive.org | 2020-08-24
A timeline of the pandemic warning signs ignored by the Trump Administration.
progressive.org/magazine/smoking-gun-cri…

Reforms Are Won When Social Movements Inflict Real Costs on Economic Elite
Kevin A. Young | zcomm.org | 2020-08-24
Interview on the limits of electoral politics to advance a more egalitarian social contract and the strategies today's social movements can employ to fight injustice…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/reforms-are-won-wh…

Raging wildfires worsen crisis in California
Aaron Arabian | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-24
Image from Wikimedia.org As of Aug. 24, 650 wildfires are raging across California, with over a million acres having burned in just the last month. Millions have been forced to breathe polluted air, combining with the threat posed by COVID-19 of respiratory damage and other negative health effects. Around 250,000 people have either been evacuated …
liberationnews.org/raging-wildfires-wors…

Biden Put Forward an Image of Decorum and Unity
Kris Kodrich | progressive.org | 2020-08-24
Last week's Democratic National Convention encouraged viewers to vote for Joe Biden, if only to regain a sense of humanity.
progressive.org/dispatches/biden-image-o…

Hymn for a Broken Empire: Republican National Security Officials for Biden
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-24
If fodder is needed for the argument that a Deep State is running wild and determined to depose President Donald J. Trump, this will surely help. In a statement by self-titled "former Republican National Security Officials", a hand-on-heart allegiance …
globalresearch.ca/republican-national-se…

Disastrous US School Openings Lead To 2,500 Infections Across 44 States
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-24
Within weeks, the reopening of schools across the United States has already become a complete catastrophe. Outside of the mobilization of educators, parents and the broader working class to halt this homicidal policy, there will be rapid acceleration of the spread of the deadly COVID-19 disease throughout every region of the country. | Because no government agency at the local, state or federal level is systematically tracking work-related COVID-19 cases and deaths, Kansas teacher Alisha Morris took it upon herself to begin compiling this data in a spreadsheet. The list, which is now curated by roughly 35 people,…
popularresistance.org/disastrous-us-scho…

Iran trade with CIS hits over $3.3 bn last year
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-24
TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) –The value of Iran's foreign trade with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in 2019 hit more than $3, 298, 61,946 Billion.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162687/Iran-trade-w…

Palestinian officials attend a meeting at MNA
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-24
TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — Representative of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in Tehran Khaled al-Qaddumi and the Representative of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement in Tehran Naser Abousharif attended a meeting At MNA on Monday.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/162698/Palestinian…

IAEA chief arrives in Tehran for bilateral talks
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-24
TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — The Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi arrived in Tehran on Monday evening according to the scheduled time to hold talk with senior officials of the country.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162699/IAEA-chief-a…

Iran to mass-produce COVID-19 rapid diagnostic device
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-24
TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council, Saeed Sarkar said on Monday that Iran will mass-produce a rapid diagnostic device that can be used in public places such as airports.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162686/Iran-to-mass…

Muharram mourning in Jami' Mosque of Gorgan under pandemic
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-24
GORGAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — Preserving anti-coronavirus health protocols, people held the mourning ceremonies on the fourth night of Muharram in the Jami' Mosque of Gorgan, the capital of Golestan Province, northeast of Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/162678/Muharram-mo…

VIDEO:Firefighters extinguish gas pipeline explosion in Syria
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-24
TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — The Syrian Minister of Electricity announced on Monday that the explosion in the gas pipeline in Rif Dimashq province which caused a power outage in the country has been extinguished.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162691/VIDEO-Firefi…

Iran condemns terrorist attack in southern Philippines
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-24
TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh condemned the terrorist attack in the southern Philippine on Monday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162696/Iran-condemn…

Swiss ready to invest in Iran: envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-24
TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — Swiss Ambassador to Iran Marcus Leitner expressed his country's willingness to invest in the Iranian economic sector.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162682/Swiss-ready-…

No deal can legitimize the Zionist regime: Khaled al- Qaddumi
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-24
TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA)– Hamas' Representative in Iran said that the Israeli regime still is in intense need of recognition by minor countries in the region despite support from super powers, the UN secretary-general and Europeans.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162679/No-deal-can-…

Iran welcomes gas trade with Turkmenistan: NIGC head
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-24
TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — The head of the National Iranian Gas Company Hassan Montazer Torbati expressed Iran's willingness to resume gas trade with Turkmenistan.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162689/Iran-welcome…

UAE cannot buy security from Tel Aviv: Zarif
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-24
TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the UAE has turned to the Zionist regime to buy security, while Israel cannot even ensure its own.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162694/UAE-cannot-b…

Imperial artist wins award for combining physics and art
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-08-24
Leverhulme artist-in-residence, Geraldine Cox has won the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Gemant Award.
imperial.ac.uk/news/202673/imperial-artist-wins-award-combining-physics

Ventilators could be adapted to help two COVID-19 patients at once
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-08-24
New research has shown how ventilators could be adapted to help two patients simultaneously in the event of a shortage.
imperial.ac.uk/news/202733/ventilators-could-adapted-help-covid-19-patients

Yet Another Tightening of the Noose: City Council "Meets" Again Tuesday
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
City Council is slated to rubberstamp more power in City Mangler Martin Bernal's hands, a slamdown of Beach St vendors, a rise in fines for "being in a park after dark", the ability to hire more enforcement personnel, no discussion of the police (or any other part of the) budget, gentrification of Front St., and authorization of the Mayor to "respond to" the Grand Jury's critical report on homelessness.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/23/1883606…

Prosecute UBER CEO Dara Khosrawshahi For Failure To Provide Workers Compensation
Steve Zelzter | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
Uber Must Provide It's Drivers Required Workers Safety Net NOW – Prosecute UBER CEO. | Despite the passage of AB5, UBER refuses to follow the law and is appealing it in the courts to stall compliance.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/24/1883607…

Sunday 8/30: Earle Baum Center & Balletto Vineyards' 'Tasting in the Dark'
Earle Baum Center | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
Virtual event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/24/1883607…

Video: The Narcissism Epidemic, 1 hour
Jean Twenge | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
In this BookTV presentation from May 4, 2009, Jean Twenge explains how narcissism thought to be the ladder of success can lead to anti-social behavior and collective paralysis.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/24/1883607…

Tuesday 8/25: #AndStillIVote: The Incarcerated, Formerly Incarcerated & the Right to Vote in America
LCCHR | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/23/1883606…

HOW NATO GETS RUINED
Jacques Bearden | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
In Brussels, the old political headquarters of NATO is being demolished.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/24/1883607…

Rolling Pin Squad Defends USPS in Palo Alto
Roving Reporter | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
On Saturday August 22 activists joined the public outcry to defend the US Post Office from Trump's attacks. They called for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to resign with rolling pins raised in symbolic defense saying, "
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/24/1883607…

Thursday 8/27: Everyone Counts: Ensuring Every Community Can #GetCounted in the #2020Census
Census Counts and others | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/23/1883606…

Battling Economic Crises, Tropical Storm Laura Slams Haiti and Dominican Republic
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
Over the weekend, Tropical Storm Laura pummeled Haiti and the Dominican Republic leaving at least 13 dead, infrastructure decimated and towns isolated by landslides.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/24/1883607…

Monday 8/24: DA Boudin CA AG Becerra Prosecute UBER CEO Dara Khosrowshahi On Workers Comp
United Public Workers For Action | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
UBER New World Headquarters | 1725 Third St. (in Mission Bay)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/23/1883606…

Tuesday 9/1: Bi-Weekly Community On Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests
Revolutionary United Front | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/23/1883607…

Tuesday 9/1: Bi-Weekly Community Meeting On Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests
Revolutionary United Front | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/23/1883607…

Tuesday 8/25: Call to Action: US Mail Not For Sale! Rally Day w/ APWU & NALC Worker Unions
#USMailNotForSale Campaign: APWU & NACL | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
SF Bay Area & nationwide (events list growing)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/22/1883605…

March for the Dead, Fight for the Living at the Golden Gate
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
Police prevent peaceful march at Golden Gate Bridge…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/22/1883603…

Sunday 10/25: When An Afro-Latina Woman Ran For Vice-President And Nobody Knew Her Name
Oakland Greens | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
Online ZOOM Event…
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15 Demands for Anti-Racist Bookstores
BTCEAP | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
We are the Black & Trans Pegasus Affinity Group, made up of current and former employees of Pegasus Books in Berkeley and Oakland, California. We want Pegasus and other bookstores to grapple with their ties to anti-Blackness, and start making material changes. We want bookstore owners and booksellers to implement our demands immediately. We want book shoppers to be critical of their local bookstores and only buy from bookstores that commit to anti-racist practices such as not calling the cops.
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Republican Party O.K. with COVID19 Deaths & Economy
By the Company They Keep | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
Some 57% of Republicans believe 180,000 American deaths from COVID19 is acceptable and 75% of Republicans believe the USA is better than 4 years ago. This a death cult. See www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-economy…
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Monday 8/24: Call to Action: Demand McConnell & Senate Return to Pass COVID Relief, Fund USPS, Voting!
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-08-24
Online via livestream…
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How Much Will Earth Really Warm By? Here's The Latest Research
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-24
A major new study has been published – one that gives much more certainty on the extent of future warming we might expect. | Along with many other international climate scientists, it was led by my colleague, climate scientist Steven Sherwood from the University of New South Wales in Australia. So, I asked him a few questions about it, to drill down what this means for us and the future. | We know Earth's climate warms as greenhouse gas concentrations like carbon dioxide rise in the atmosphere. From the 1950s, NASA temperature data show Earth has warmed ~0.8 ∞C up until the latest decade.The scale of future…
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Grand Jury Resistor Jailed For Fighting Federal Repression Against BLM
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-24
At 3: 00 pm, Wednesday, August 19th, Jesse Shackelford, 28, was taken into federal custody at the Dane County Jail and joined a long history of grand jury resisters. He claimed his Fifth Amendment right to silence in order to protect himself and his community and in a strong stand against both this grand jury in particular and the grand jury process as an oppressive, movement-busting tactic. | For refusing to testify in front of a grand jury targeting the Black liberation struggle and uprisings in Madison, Jesse was charged with civil contempt and put in a cage: he is currently being held in solitary confinement.
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Tennessee To Strip Right To Vote From Protesters
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-24
Tennessee protesters will face harsh penalties, including losing the right to vote, as punishment for participating in protests under a law enacted by the Tennessee GOP-dominant General Assembly. Right-wing Governor Bill Lee quietly signed off on the bill Thursday, AP reports. | Under the new law, demonstrators who camp on state property can now be charged with a Class E felony, punishable by up to six years in prison, rather than a misdemeanor it was previously. | Since George Floyd's killing earlier this year, protesters have camped outside the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville, demanding a meeting with the govern…
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How Co-operative Architecture Shaped Britain
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-24
In the 19th and 20th centuries, Britain's growing co-operative movement provided an alternative to capitalist business practices — and made its mark on cities and towns with ambitious building projects. | Co-operative forms of organization have proliferated in the UK during the pandemic, with self-organizing networks of mutual aid groups forming and thriving at street and neighborhood level to meet people's needs in a collective way. These kinds of relationships feel novel, but co-operative organization has a long history in Britain. | Throughout much of the last 170 or so years, the co-operative consumer m…
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How To Remember A Feminist Movement That Hasn't Ended
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-24
Increasing outrage from critics over what the New York Times' Brent Staples called the monument's "lily-white version of history." The proposed monument, wrote another critic in a similar vein, "manages to recapitulate the marginalization Black women experienced during the suffrage movement," as when white organizers forced Black activists to walk at the back of a 1913 women's march on Washington. Historian Martha Jones in an op-ed in the Washington Post criticized the way the planned monument promoted the "myth" that the fight for women's rights was led by Anthony's and Stanton's "narrow, often racist vision," a…
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Navalny Was Not Poisoned
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-24
The doctors in the intensive care unit in Omsk had difficulties to stabilize Navalny. A number of tests were made but no poisons were found. Yesterday evening the patient had stabilized. On request of his family, he was transported to Germany where he is currently undergoing treatment. | The hospital in Omsk said that Navalny had experienced severe hypoglycemia: | The head physician of the Omsk emergency hospital, Alexander Murakhovsky, said that Alexei Navalny's condition was caused by a sharp drop in blood sugar. | Hypoglycemia is also known as diabetic shock. A diabetic shock happens when someone with diabetes…
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'We simply have no choice': TikTok officially sues Trump administration over ban threat
rt.com | 2020-08-24
TikTok has responded to Donald Trump's looming threat of a ban with a lawsuit against the government, arguing it has been denied due process as the president has deemed the company a national security risk. | The short-form video app, which has approximately 100 million users in the US, officially moved forward with the lawsuit on Monday, having announced its intention of litigation on Sunday. The company said that the administration has not given them a choice in the matter. | "We far prefer constructive dialogue over litigation," TikTok said in a statement. | "With the Executive Order threatening to bring a…
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