Daily Archives: August 25, 2020

2020-08-25: News Headlines

Erik Gunn (2020-08-25). Wisconsin Father: "When My Son Was Killed . . . " progressive.org Kenosha shooting feels all too familiar for police reform activist Michael Bell.

WSWS (2020-08-25). Wisconsin Governor deploys National Guard to Kenosha after protests break out in wake of brutal police shooting. wsws.org Protests against police violence erupted Sunday after an officer was caught on video shooting Jacob Blake seven times in the back at point blank range.

Al Neal (2020-08-25). Kenosha police shoot Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, eight times. peoplesworld.org It is another day in Trump's sycophantic "law and order" view of the United States of America, and another Black American was shot, in a calculated manner, by police. Their name will grace the headlines—honored by some, vilified by others. The public's outrage will spill into the streets, and the viscous blood of lost innocence …

Fight Back (2020-08-25). Fight for justice for Jacob Blake! Arrest, charge and convict KPD officers for attempted murder! fightbacknews.org A statement by the Kenosha branch of the Wisconsin Freedom Road Socialist Organization | On the evening of Sunday, August 23, the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin ignited in protest. A 29-year-old Black father named Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times in front of his children by a white Kenosha Police officer. | While Blake was fighting for his life in the hospital, a viral video of the attempted murder spurred hundreds of people to gather at the crime scene. The large crowd decided to march to the Kenosha Police Department, where they were attacked by militarized police with riot gear and tear gas. | Garba…

Staff (2020-08-25). Breaking: Police shoot man multiple times in the back. therealnews.com The shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha, WI police has prompted outcry after a video posted to social media raised troubling questions.

teleSUR (2020-08-25). NBA Players Call For Justice Over Jacob Blake's Murder. telesurenglish.net National Basketball Association (NBA) players Monday condemned the systemic racism the U.S. is going through and joined the social unrest erupted over the shooting of unarmed civilian Jacob Blake by policemen in Kenosha, Wisconsin. | RELATED: | Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell lit the fuse amidst the League playoffs and harshly criticized police brutality. | "Screw the games and playoffs! This is sick and is a real problem, we d…

Joshua Hanks (2020-08-25). Portlanders push back cops and fascists. workers.org Portland, Ore. Aug. 24 — For nearly three months, thousands of people in this city have joined nightly protests, marches and demonstrations denouncing racist police brutality. While met with heavy police repression, the crowds have continued to gather undeterred, even in the face of federal officers sent by President Trump . . . |

Staff (2020-08-25). Trump warns of a rigged election as he undercuts the post office. therealnews.com Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was grilled by Democrats over his undermining of the U.S. Postal Service's ability to deliver ballots on time.

Eds. (2020-08-25). Is there time for system change? mronline.org The IPCC Report's warning in October 2018 that the world has twelve years to avoid climate disaster was undoubtedly a major factor in galvanising a global wave of climate change activism, especially in the form of Greta Thunberg and mass school strikes and the Extinction Rebellion movement.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-08-25). Reports Say the Explosion at Iranian Nuclear Plant Had a Criminal Cause. globalresearch.ca A new focus of tensions and uncertainties appears to be emerging in Iran. Recent reports from the Iranian authorities have concluded that the explosion at the Natanz nuclear plant had a criminal cause, most likely caused by a sabotage operation. …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-08-25). Alliance Between Venezuela and Iran Evolves into the Military Sphere. globalresearch.ca The alliance between Venezuela and Iran seems to be taking new directions. The ties between the two countries began to strengthen in an economic sphere when, in the first half of 2020, Tehran started sending oil ships to Venezuela, circumventing …

Andrew Korybko (2020-08-25). Can The US Stop Russia From 'Pulling A Crimea' In Belarus? thealtworld.com US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun is rushing to Moscow from 25-26 August in a desperate attempt to stop Russia from "pulling a Crimea" in Belarus after the ongoing Color Revolution there has thus far failed to depose Lukashenko amid his dangerous saber-rattling with NATO, though it remains to be seen if the US and Russia can succeed in reviving their "New Detente" by reaching a pragmatic "compromise" on a "political solution" to this crisis or whether the situation has already gone so far that its current trajectory of either pro-Western regime change or (re)unification with Russia is irreversible. | Ha…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-08-25). MSM Is Propaganda: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com ~ | You know that person in your life who's always telling you what you should do despite the fact that their own life is a shambles and nobody likes them and they continuously make bad decisions for themselves? That's America on the world stage. | ~ | Don't take life advice from miserable people, don't take creative advice from people who don't create, don't join religions that facilitate child rape, don't join political parties that don't help the public, don't give military power to people with a history of bad military decisions. | ~ | When it first rose to power with the Bush administration the neoconservati…

Staff (2020-08-25). Headlines for August 25, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Claims Dems Trying to Steal Election, Biden Will "Destroy" Country, as RNC Kicks Off, WI Calls in National Guard as Protests Intensify over Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Man, FDA Head Says Plasma Treatment Results Were Overstated as Schools Grapple with Reopening, Hong Kong COVID-19 Patient Becomes Reinfected; Reports of Brutal Repression in Xinjiang Pandemic Response, Gaza Goes into Lockdown After New COVID-19 Cases; Libyan Doctors Warn System Can't Cope with Pandemic, Death Toll in Climate-Fueled California Wildfires Climbs to 7 as 600+ Blazes Burn Across the State, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Fails…

Staff (2020-08-25). "A Human Tragedy": Wildfires Reveal California's Reliance on Incarcerated Firefighters. democracynow.org As climate-fueled wildfires engulf California, tens of thousands of firefighters have been deployed across the state to combat the blazes amid a record heat wave and deadly pandemic. We look at how more than 1,300 incarcerated firefighters — who are annually deployed to the frontlines in California for just $1 an hour — are fighting back the blazes as coronavirus outbreaks in state prisons limit how many are available to fight the fires, and lay bare the state's reliance on prison labor to control its ever-growing wildfire season with an exploitative system many have called slave labor. "What they're…

_____ (2020-08-25). NAARPR Calls For Justice For Jacob Blake. popularresistance.org Once again the hour of tragedy strikes for another Black family, in another Black community caught in the grip of the pandemic crises of COVID-19 and racism. | First of all, we want to express our solidarity with the traumatized family of Jacob Blake, and the protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Sometime after 5pm on Aug. 23, 2020 Jacob was returning to his car, unarmed, after attempting to break up a fight between two women. The police arriving, guns drawn, were pleaded with by bystanders not to shoot, yet they shot Blake 7 times as he was opening his car door.

_____ (2020-08-25). Are Postal Service Cuts Motivated By Voter Suppression, Privatization Or Both? popularresistance.org Throughout its 245-year history,…

RT (2020-08-25). CBS News whitewashes Kenosha destruction as mostly 'peaceful protests' as city smolders in aftermath. rt.com To some in the mainstream media, the wave of arson and destruction that swept over Kenosha, Wisconsin was nothing more than "peaceful protest" that "gave way to clashes." Don't believe your lying eyes, they may as well have said. | The Wisconsin city of Kenosha burned for a second night in a row on Monday, as rioters defied a police curfew and torched local businesses and law enforcement buildings. Some were armed, and even as Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers called in the National Guard, furniture shops, car lots, correctional facilities, and random vehicles were razed to the ground by the mob. | Also on rt.com

RT (2020-08-25). Vehicles & stores on fire, protesters with guns: Kenosha rioters defy curfew for 2nd night in wake of police shooting (VIDEOS). rt.com Another night of rioting and vandalism has rocked Kenosha, Wisconsin, with protesters seen setting stores and cars ablaze and clashing with the National Guard and police, who used crowd control weapons against violent rioters. | Neither the deployment of the National Guard, nor the curfew that took effect at 8 pm on Monday evening deterred protesters, some of them toting guns, from taking to the streets of Kenosha for the second night in a row. | HOLY SH*#: while interviewing this

RT (2020-08-25). 'You don't recognize my existence!': Former DNC head Donna Brazile has meltdown on Fox News (VIDEO). rt.com Former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile melted down in spectacular fashion on Fox News, accusing fellow commentator Tammy Bruce of racism and demanding she "recognize my existence." | Discussing Monday night's Republican National Convention on Tuesday morning's Fox & Friends, Brazile accused the GOP of "speaking to the choir" with their unabashedly pro-Trump lineup of speakers. Conservative contributor Tammy Bruce shot back, accusing the Democrats of being out of touch with ordinary Americans, and slamming the left for not speaking out strongly enough against the Black Lives Matter riots…

RT (2020-08-25). 'Are you a christian!?' BLM activists harass restaurant patrons who refuse to raise fists and shout slogans (VIDEOS). rt.com Disturbing videos have emerged online showing Black Lives Matter demonstrators screaming and yelling at restaurant patrons in Washington DC., demanding that they raise their fists in support of the protest movement. | In one scene which spread like wildfire on Tuesday, a large group of white protesters can be seen crowding around the table of a white woman at a Washington DC restaurant and demanding that she raise her fist to comply. | "Are you a Christian?" one activist repeatedly yells. Others yell slogans including "White Silence is Violence" and "No Justice, No Peace." As no videos have emerged showing the…

sputniknews (2020-08-25). US Cops Responsible for Jacob Blake Shooting Will Not Have Body Cams Until 2022. sputniknews.com A closer examination of Wisconsin's Kenosha Police Department has shown that officers, who recently shot 29-year-old father of three Jacob Blake, were not wearing body-mounted recording devices due to a series of delays blocking their implementation in recent years.

sputniknews (2020-08-25). Wisconsin Governor Declares State of Emergency Following Kenosha Protests. sputniknews.com A wave of violent protests spanned the US city Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the release of a video that quickly went viral on social media showing white police officers shooting an African American man named Jacob Blake.

sputniknews (2020-08-25). Family of Black Man Paralyzed in Police Shooting in Wisconsin to File Lawsuit, Lawyer Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Lawyers for the Kenosha, Wisconsin police shooting victim Jacob Blake said they were filing a civil lawsuit to seek financial remedy for the man that a video clip showed being shot at least seven times from behind by police officers apprehending him.

_____ (2020-08-25). Oliver Stone on Challenging Hollywood Convention & Film as a 'Disappearing' Art Form. strategic-culture.org Anya PARAMPIL | Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with award-winning screenwriter and director Oliver Stone about his memoir, "Chasing the Light".: | Anya Parampil and Oliver Stone discuss the legendary screenwriter and director's experience as a soldier during the Vietnam War; his films, including "Platoon" and "Scarface"; his work on Latin America; and his views on the demise of Hollywood. | ANYA PARAMPIL: Oliver Stone, welcome to Red Lines. I know I speak on behalf of the entire Grayzone team when I say we're very excited to host you. | OLIVER STONE: Thank you. I love Grazyone. I think it does som…

Staff (2020-08-25). DeJoy Must Step Down — He "Doesn't Know the Basics of His Agency," Lawmaker Says. truthout.org Democratic lawmakers ramped up their demands for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to step aside or be removed after the Trump megadonor on Monday demonstrated flippant ignorance of basic U.S. Postal Service operations,

Fight Back (2020-08-25). National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression calls for justice for Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following August 25 statement from the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | Once again, the hour of tragedy strikes for another Black family, in another Black community caught in the grip of the pandemic crises of COVID-19 and racism. | First of all, we want to express our solidarity with the traumatized family of Jacob Blake, and the protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Sometime after 5 p.m. on August 23, 2020 Jacob was returning to his car, unarmed, after attempting to break up a fight between two women. The police arriving, guns drawn, were pleade…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-08-25). Trump crony, Postmaster General DeJoy, lies under oath to Congress. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — Louis DeJoy, the Trump-named Postmaster General who's ordered his minions to yank out mailboxes and dismantle sorting machines—among other moves—once again denied he's deliberately doing so to curb voting by mail this fall. "The U.S. Postal Service is fully committed to delivering ballots safely and on time," he told the House Oversight Committee …

yenisafak (2020-08-25). US: Black man shot 8 times by police paralyzed. yenisafak.com The father of a Black man seriously injured in a police shooting in the US state of Wisconsin said his son is paralyzed from the waist down, according to a report published Tuesday.Jacob Blake told the Chicago Sun-Times there are "eight holes" in his son's body and doctors do not know if the paralysis is permanent. His son's name is also Jacob Blake."What justified all those shots?" said the elder Blake. "What justified doing that in front of my grandsons? What are we doing?"The shooting has triggered widespread outrage and made Kenosha the latest flashpoint in the country's continued struggle with racial injusti…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2020-08-25). Not that you'd know from watching the mainstream media, but Israel is bombing Gaza. Again. thecanary.co The Gaza strip has been under

Staff (2020-08-25). RNC Opens with Baseless Trump Claims of Rigged Election & Warnings About Socialism and Unions. democracynow.org The Republican National Convention opened in Charlotte, North Carolina, with dire warnings that a Joe Biden presidency could destroy the country. We feature excerpts from President Trump's surprise speech after he was formally nominated for a second term, claiming without evidence that Democrats are planning to steal the election, and other speakers throughout the evening who repeatedly praised Trump's handling of the pandemic even as the U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 177,000.

Staff (2020-08-25). Trump Is No Aberration: Veteran GOP Strategist Stuart Stevens Says Racism Is Party's "Original Sin" democracynow.org As party loyalists gather for the Republican National Convention, a group of veteran Republican operatives who want to defeat President Trump have launched a $4 million advertising blitz targeting voters in swing states. The anti-Trump ads are funded by The Lincoln Project, a super PAC that can raise and spend an unlimited amount of money. We speak with longtime Republican political consultant Stuart Stevens, a senior adviser to The Lincoln Project who worked as a strategist on five Republican presidential campaigns, about Trump's takeover of the party and efforts by so-called "Never Trump" Republicans to prevent…

Luis Solano, Ellen Moore & Jen Moore (2020-08-25). Mining Injustice Through International Arbitration. zcomm.org Across the Global South, and especially in Latin America, international mining companies have used a combination of disturbing tactics to forcibly open mining operations in places where communities have resisted them.

Charles Kwuelum (2020-08-25). How the U.S. Can Support Developing Countries Fighting COVID… for Almost Nothing. counterpunch.org As the world seeks to mitigate economic fallout from the COVID-19 global pandemic and its unprecedented disruptions, the United States has, to date, prioritized its domestic challenges, largely abandoning its traditional role as a provider of humanitarian assistance during times of international crisis. On July 31, the House of Representatives took an important step toward

news.un (2020-08-25). UNICEF works to ease suffering of children whose lives have been 'turned upside-down' after Beirut blast. news.un.org Following a deadly explosion earlier this month, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has delivered some 67 tons of critical humanitarian supplies to affected children and families in Beirut.

RT (2020-08-25). 'Is this a parody account?' UN ambassador draws ire after claiming US 'will not abandon' people of Iran. rt.com Ambassador Kelly Craft's effort to beautify a US push to trigger the return of UN sanctions on Iran and frame the move in humanitarian terms was met with mockery as observers contrasted her statement with Washington's actions. | "The United States will not abandon the people of Iran or the region," Craft said Tuesday on Twitter, in support of a US request to "snap back" sanctions on Iran. "We will never allow Iran, the world's No. 1 state sponsor of terrorism, to freely buy and sell weapons of war," she said, and accused other UN Security Council members who do not support US efforts of standing "in the compan…

Fight Back (2020-08-25). Minnesota's Line 3 pipeline protests get results. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – The Climate Justice Committee organized an action to protest Joe Biden's climate proposal on August 18, as Committee members and climate activists gathered outside the Governor's Mansion here, demanding Governor Walz re-file the state's appeal of the decision to allow the Line 3 oil pipeline to be rebuilt and expanded. The new pipeline would be an environmental disaster and violates federal agreements with indigenous governments. | Both the Climate Justice Committee and members of the Giniw Collective, an indigenous-led group that protested outside the mansion earlier in the day, held the street an…

calvin deutschbein (2020-08-25). Opening No. Carolina universities threatens COVID-19 explosion. workers.org Chapel Hill, N.C. Aug. 22 — The UNC System of state colleges and universities is the largest employer in the only state in the South where Walmart isn't. It operates six designated minority-serving institutions (MSIs) — five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and UNC Pembroke, which serves the Indigenous . . . |

Richard Falk (2020-08-25). Trumpism, Where Does It Go From Here? counterpunch.org During the height of the Cold War when it was viewed as disloyal and compromising to show a sympathetic interest in Marxism or sympathies with Soviet ideology, someone at the U.S. military base at Frankfurt distributed to the soldiers stationed there, a handwritten version of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments of the

_____ (2020-08-25). Three Massacres In Colombia In 24 Hours. popularresistance.org Seventeen people have been killed since Friday in the latest string of massacres under the government of Ivan Duque. | The government of Colombia's Nariño department has confirmed a new massacre in the area of La Guayacana, a rural area of the municipality of Tumaco. www.transcend.org/tms/2020/08/china-and-…

RT (2020-08-25). Nikki Haley fuels speculation of 2024 run with GOP convention speech. rt.com Former US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has sparked rumors that she is eyeing the White House, after using her address to support US President Donald Trump while also laying out her own vision for the country. | Haley accused Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his party of "blaming America first," and pushed back on the notion that "America is racist." | "That is a lie. America is not a racist country," Haley said. "This is personal for me." | As the daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley argued that she was able to excel despite growing up as a "brown girl in a black and white world." She noted that So…

yenisafak (2020-08-25). Turkey rescues 68 asylum seekers in Aegean. yenisafak.com At least 38 asylum seekers were rescued from a dinghy off the coast of Seferihisar in Turkey's western Izmir province, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Separately, another 30 migrants were rescued off Izmir's Foca district.After routine checks, the asylum seekers were taken to the provincial migration authority.Turkey has been a key transit point for asylum seekers aiming to cross into Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.Earlier this year, the country opened the way to irregular migrants seeking to reach Europe, accusing th…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-08-25). 'People of the Cave': Palestinians Take Their Fight for Justice to the Mountains. counterpunch.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

Steven Chovanec (2020-08-25). To Capture and Subdue: America's Theft of Syrian Oil Has Very Little To Do With Money. mintpressnews.com Years of US support to Al-Qaeda and ISIS and efforts to effect regime change in the country have culminated in the theft of Syria's oil, but is that really America's coup de gras in Syria?

Marshall Auerback (2020-08-25). Why Courts Across the World are Ruling That the Gig Economy is Paving the Road to Serfdom. counterpunch.org The tech industry buzzword "gig" has distracted society from important questions about the gig economy that are surprisingly traditional: whether a business has employees or contractors, and how it can avoid payroll taxes and legal liability. Countless Silicon Valley business models have been built under the guise of gigs, Uber and Lyft two of the

Al Neal (2020-08-25). Surviving at the crossroads of economic and racial intersectionality: Monique. peoplesworld.org This is an installment in a series of profiles of workers involved in the Fight for $15 and a Union. Read the other profiles here. ST. LOUIS — We are now talking about the closing of summer here in St. Louis. For many, the thermometer's gradual shift to cooler temperatures leads to cooler heads and …

Monica Moorehead (2020-08-25). Black NBA executive abused by white police officer. workers.org The Toronto Raptors won their first National Basketball Association championship in Oakland, Calif., in June 2019, when they defeated the Golden State Warriors in a best of seven-game series, four games to two. When the Raptors' president of operations, Masai Ujiri, attempted to make his way onto the winners' platform . . . |

Jeff Berg (2020-08-25). Masai and the Iceberg of Impunity. counterpunch.org Every report I've seen on the injustice suffered by Masai Ujiri in Oakland last June has talked about the tip and ignored the iceberg. That this could be so at this BLM moment is deeply worrying and shows that our problems go well beyond even systemic racism. For those of you who don't know, bodycam

Dominic DeNuzzio (2020-08-25). Outrage in Pittsburgh over police abduction of anti-racism protester. liberationnews.org At a recent march in Pittsburgh organized by the group Black Young & Educated, a peace marshal who was helping protect demonstrators by blocking off the streets was suddenly abducted by armed plain clothes thugs in an unmarked van. On the ground no one was able to verify if it was cops or right wing …

Patrick Cockburn (2020-08-25). Syria Faces Calamity as Trump's New Sanctions Combine With Surging Coronavirus. counterpunch.org "If I don't buy masks or medicine, I may die or survive, but if I don't buy bread for the family, we will all die of starvation," says a retired 68-year-old teacher in Damascus, explaining why he does not have masks, sterilisers or medicines. "We need two bundles of loaves every day which costs us at least 600 Syrian pounds (24 US cents), but if we buy masks, they will cost us about 1000 SP (40 cents). The choice is between bread and masks."

Eds. (2020-08-25). "Information has value": The political economy of information capitalism. mronline.org The "Information Has Value" frame provides a welcome opening to discuss information capitalism, including the commodification of information, information labor, concentration of ownership, and audience data extraction/surveillance.

C.J. Atkins (2020-08-25). Republicans' rabid anti-communism is a sign of their political weakness. peoplesworld.org Joe McCarthy would fit right in at this year's Republican National Convention. Denouncing communists—both real and, more often than not, imaginary—was the bread and butter for the 1950s red-baiting senator from Wisconsin. At the dawn of the Cold War, the bogeyman of the Soviet Union was the stick used to beat back a strong labor …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-08-25). GOP convention speeches: Lies, damned lies and (no) statistics. peoplesworld.org CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Mark Twain once said, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Well, speakers at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., engaged in something worse: Lies, damned lies and no statistics—especially about the coronavirus pandemic. As of 8: 30 a.m. on August 25, 5.742 million people in the U.S. have tested …

Marie Kelly (2020-08-25). Houseless resist second eviction effort in Philadelphia. workers.org Aug. 18 — An encampment of over 100 houseless people sits on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway here, steps away from the iconic art museum of "Rocky" movie fame and under the noses of the Philadelphia bourgeoisie. JTD camp is a self-declared autonomous and cop-free zone providing a safe environment at . . . |

Helen Yaffe (2020-08-25). With COVID-19 Under Control, Cuba Launches New Economic Battle. counterpunch.org The exemplary domestic and international response of socialist Cuba to the global SARS-CoV2 pandemic has been recognised worldwide. By late July, authorities had the virus under control; 87 people had died, none of them children or healthcare workers, and Cuba was entering phase three of post-Covid-19 recovery. While Cuba's public health response protected the population,

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-25). India's food delivery workers strike over drastic cuts in pay. peoplesworld.org Delivery persons working for Swiggy—one of India's largest online food ordering and delivery platforms—have been on strike in multiple cities of the country over the past week. The scale of this labor action is expanding, as an increasing number of these workers down tools in a protest against the squeeze on their earnings. While the …

Aakanksha (2020-08-25). Mumbai's Homeless: "Our Masks Floated Away" counterpunch.org Meena did not sleep that night. The rain water had entered her home. The flimsy tarpaulin couldn't hold the downpour and crashed in minutes. Meena and her family ran to take shelter in front of a closed shop. "We sat there the whole night [in early July] until the rain stopped," she says, resting on

George Wuerthner (2020-08-25). How Low Flows Due to Irrigation are Destroying Oregon's Deschutes River. counterpunch.org The recent article "Low Flows On Deschutes" highlights why irrigation is a significant threat to our river's ecological integrity. According to the report, flows on a portion of the Deschutes dropped to 60 CFS leaving many parts of the river channel dry. To put this into perspective, historically, before irrigators took our water from us,

Eds. (2020-08-25). Open Letter: "Stand with anarchist publishers banned by Facebook" mronline.org Announcing a Solidarity Statement from Anarchist Agency…

Joe Piette (2020-08-25). °Detengan el ataque de Trump a la oficina de correos! workers.org Si 150 millones de personas votan por correo en noviembre, no abrumaría al Servicio Postal de los Estados Unidos, que procesa diariamente más de 472 millones de correos. Pero los funcionarios postales, en aparente coordinación con los esfuerzos del presidente Donald Trump para suprimir los derechos de voto, han promulgado . . . |

Vijay Prashad (2020-08-25). Why Cuban doctors deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. mronline.org U.S. allies in Latin America, such as Brazil, Bolivia, and Ecuador, expelled the Cuban medical missions. This would become a catastrophic decision for these countries as the COVID-19 pandemic developed across Latin America.

David Schultz (2020-08-25). COVID-19 and the Nakedness of the Corporate University. counterpunch.org The coronavirus pandemic has both changed everything and accelerated trends that were already occurring across the world in business, politics, and how people shop and interact. The same is true with American higher education. As colleges and universities across America are restarting, Covid-19 has laid bare the nakedness of the corporate university, revealing how education and learning have long been displaced as the primary purpose of colleges and universities.

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2020-08-25). Big tech support for racial justice is more talk than action. mronline.org In the month following the May 25th death of George Floyd, the largest technology companies collectively pledged more than a billion dollars in support of racial justice. Sounds like a lot of money, but for these companies it is pocket change.

Dean Baker (2020-08-25). The Comeback of Manufacturing Jobs: MAGA Land and the Real World. cepr.net We know that Donald Trump has no interest in reality, but just in case anyone might be tempted to take his boasts about bringing back manufacturing jobs seriously, it is worth a quick visit to the actual numbers. In 2016 Trump focused his campaign on a series of Midwestern swing states that had been hard …

Tania Siddiqi (2020-08-25). Perspectiva de revolucionaria sur asiática sobre Kamala Harris. workers.org Tania Siddiqi El presunto candidato presidencial demócrata Joe Biden anunció el 11 de agosto que la senadora de California Kamala Devi Harris, la primera estadounidense del sur de Asia y la segunda mujer africa-americana en servir como senadora de Estados Unidos, será su compañera de fórmula para las elecciones presidenciales . . . |

Patrick Cockburn (2020-08-25). Syria's Face Calamity as Trump's New Sanctions Combine With Surging Coronavirus. counterpunch.org "If I don't buy masks or medicine, I may die or survive, but if I don't buy bread for the family, we will all die of starvation," says a retired 68-year-old teacher in Damascus, explaining why he does not have masks, sterilisers or medicines. "We need two bundles of loaves every day which costs us at least 600 Syrian pounds (24 US cents), but if we buy masks, they will cost us about 1000 SP (40 cents). The choice is between bread and masks."

Michael D. Yates (2020-08-25). Forging unity within the working class: an interview with Michael D. Yates. mronline.org The ruling class always tries to divide the working class. We must make certain that the working class is not divided internally and we can draw on the past to find examples of working-class organizations that have actively worked to generate a cohesive and class-conscious membership.

Mike Walter (2020-08-25). The Heat: Belarus protests. america.cgtn.com Protests continue in Belarus weeks after President Alexander Lukashenko claims a landslide victory in the latest election.

RT (2020-08-25). Cuban-born businessman Maximo Alvarez compares Joe Biden to Fidel Castro in RNC address. rt.com Maximo Alvarez, a Cuban-American businessman, told the Republican National Convention that the Democrats were emulating the ideas espoused by the communist government that his family had fled from when he was a boy. | The Florida resident and founder of Sunshine Gasoline Distributors accused Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of mainly being interested in power for himself, exposing the United States to policies that "destroyed" his native country of Cuba. | "I have seen people like this before. I've seen movements like this before. I've seen ideas like this before. I am here to tell you — we canno…

RT (2020-08-25). 'Hear me roar!' Trump Jr's girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle steals show at RNC with high-volume speech (VIDEO). rt.com Former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle made a loud impression on viewers of the Republican convention, delivering a high-decibel speech in support of President Donald Trump which was deemed ear-splitting by critics online. | Guilfoyle, former host of Fox's 'The Five' and the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr, took the stage on the first night of the Republican National Convention on Monday, where she addressed a virtual audience due to coronavirus concerns. | "Don't let the Democrats take you for granted. Don't let them step on you," she boomed to an empty hall, closing the speech with a promise for a second Trum…

RT (2020-08-25). Pompeo finds himself under investigation after speaking at Republican convention from Israel. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's decision to record a speech for the Republican National Convention from Jerusalem has angered Democrats and the US foreign policy establishment, who are calling it unethical and maybe illegal. | Pompeo is currently on a tour of the Middle East. He left Israel for Sudan on Tuesday morning, but not before he recorded a message from Jerusalem that is scheduled to be shown at the Republican party convention later in the day. The message is supposed to be in his "personal capacity" but the Democrats and foreign policy think-tanks in Washington, DC aren't buying it. | "He doesn't…

RT (2020-08-25). 'Liberals' excuse to say the n-word'? 'Uncle Tom' trending as disaffected RNC viewers fail at mocking convention's speakers. rt.com The first day of the RNC featured a slate of black and female speakers. The party's Twitter critics said these people betrayed their race and gender, calling them "Uncle Tom's" to the dismay of US conservatives. | The Republican National Convention's Monday lineup featured speakers like US Senator Tim Scott, Congressman Vernon Jones and former NFL player Herschel Walker, who are all African Americans and were accused of being "Uncle Tom's". Their critics who use this derogatory term believe that they were betraying the black community by aligning with the Republican party and President Donald Trump. | "Uncle T…

RT (2020-08-25). 'That was really good for CNN!' Trump swaps anger for gratitude as he hails his MSM nemesis for covering RNC. rt.com Not historically a CNN fan, US President Donald Trump suddenly decided to thank the network for reporting on last night's Republican Convention — but…

RT (2020-08-25). Washington Post does about-face on Covid-19 plasma treatment the moment Trump comes out in favor. rt.com Media coverage of a promising Covid-19 treatment has flipped from supportive to negative, a US health official has revealed, suggesting the president's praise of the treatment might relate to it falling out of favor. | The Washington Post's outlook on using blood plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients to treat the sick has flipped from optimistic to skeptical following a Sunday announcement from US President Donald Trump that the treatment has received emergency approval by the Food and Drug Administration. The switch in coverage was noted by the spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services on Mo…

RT (2020-08-25). Fauci argues against potential emergency approval for Covid-19 vaccine, says it'll put other vaccines at disadvantage. rt.com Anthony Fauci, a top federal health expert, has warned that rolling out a coronavirus vaccine under an emergency approval could make testing for other immunizations "impossible," arguing it might rob the trials of participants. | Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told Reuters in an interview on Monday that a vaccine should not be given an emergency use authorization (EUA) "before you have a signal of efficacy," saying it could jeopardize the other various vaccines under testing. | "One of the potential dangers if you prematurely let a vaccine out is that it would…

The Canary (2020-08-25). Johnson dismisses rumours he will quit due to ill health as absolute nonsense. thecanary.co Boris Johnson has dismissed as "absolute nonsense" a suggestion that he will quit early next year.Speculation about the prime minister's future was fuelled after the father-in-law of his senior aide Dominic Cummings reportedly said Johnson was struggling with his health and would leave Number 10 in six months' time.But during a visit to Devon, Johnson, who spent time in intensive care with coronavirus in April, said he was feeling "far better", partly due to losing weight.Prime minister Boris Johnson during his visit to Appledore Shipyard in Devon (Ben Birchall/PA)Johnson was forced to address questions about his…

The Canary (2020-08-25). British Museum removes bust of its slave-owning founding father. thecanary.co The British Museum has removed a bust of its founding father, who was a slave owner, and said it wanted to confront its links to colonialism.Hartwig Fischer, the institution's director, revealed the likeness of Hans Sloane has been placed in a secure cabinet alongside artefacts explaining his work in the context of the British Empire.Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Fischer said: "We have pushed him off the pedestal. We must not hide anything. Healing is knowledge."The British Museum has moved a bust of its founding father due to his links to the slave trade (Tim Ireland/PA)The decision had been taken partly as a…

CP Editor (2020-08-25). Trump's Cold War with China is Heating Up. counterpunch.org

pip.hinman (2020-08-25). Issy Wyner: labour movement fighter and pioneer of local government democracy. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-08-25). Right-wing media domination of regional NSW helps conservatives. greenleft.org.au Of the 93 electorates in New South Wales, some 28 of those outside of Greater Sydney…

pip.hinman (2020-08-25). Public transport group calls for a different transport plan. greenleft.org.au

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-08-25). Newly Strengthened Albanian Political Power in North Macedonia Will Not Lead to a Greater Albania. globalresearch.ca North Macedonia conducted elections on July 15 that were originally scheduled for April 12 but were postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On August 18, the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) and the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) reached …

Philip Giraldi (2020-08-25). Rashomon American Style. Truth Is Somewhere in Between. globalresearch.ca Many journalists and op-ed pundits have been observing how the United States has become two nations that are seemingly divided along a red-blue line, each side believing in "facts" that are irreconcilable with those "facts" believed to be true by …

Stephen Lendman (2020-08-25). Belarus Opposition, Made in the USA. globalresearch.ca Longstanding US plans earmarked Belarus for regime change, wanting pro-Western puppet rule in another nation bordering Russia. | There's nothing spontaneous about mass protests that erupt in nations the US wants transformed into client states. | They're most likely to occur in …

_____ (2020-08-25). Belarus's Options In The Midst Of A Color Revolution. popularresistance.org A "color revolution" is a media term for a movement based on legitimate grievances only to be co-opted into a regime-change operation backed by the US and confederates. There have been so many — Georgia in 2003, Ukraine in 2004, Kyrgyzstan in 2005 — that they have run out of colors. Belarus is amidst the "slipper" color revolution. Belarus shows that any small state with a mildly socialist system and independent foreign policy invites subversion by the Yankee hegemon and its collaborators. Even if Belarus had met the highest standards of democracy and efficiency, a western-backed color revolution migh…

South Front (2020-08-25). Video: Pro-Iranian Forces Attack US Convoys Withdrawing from Largest Base in Iraq. globalresearch.ca The US military has been facing increasing pressure from local resistance forces and pro-Iranian groups in Iraq. | On August 21, an improvised explosive device (IED) reportedly struck a vehicle of company working with the U.S.-led coalition in Aweerij, south of …

Stephen Lendman (2020-08-25). Belarusian President Lukashenko Reelected by a 61.7% Majority. Reintegration into Russia? globalresearch.ca Despite ruling Belarus with an iron fist, most Belarusians support Alexander Lukashenko. | President since 1994, he was legitimately reelected by a 61.7% majority, according to the pro-Western election monitoring group Golos. | It published "data collected by US-backed civic youth …

Tracy Keeling (2020-08-25). Harrowing investigation into UK pig farm reveals ugly truth about the industry's 'high welfare' claims. thecanary.co The charity Viva! has released harrowing findings from a months-long investigation into a Leicestershire pig farm. The charity's undercover investigators documented shocking conditions and welfare standards which it says occurred at Flat House pig farm in the county. | The food standards scheme Red Tractor terminated the farm's certification following the investigation. The RSPCA has also referred an incident at the farm to Trading Standards. | But these are not the first allegations of neglect, cruelty, and unsanitary conditions to hit the factory farming industry, nor will they be the last. Viva! founder Juliet…

Wiersinga W, Rhodes A, Cheng AC, et al. (2020-08-25). Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)—Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment. jamanetwork.com This narrative review discusses what is currently known about the pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, management, prognosis, and prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-25). Paraguayan students and peasants demand greater budget for public education. peoplesdispatch.org In the light of the economic crisis faced by a large number of families due to the COVID-19 pandemic, high school and university students as well as peasants of Paraguay are demanding a greater budget for the public education sector. They are also demanding that the national government pass the bill that prohibits charging tuition fees in public universities and implement it on the national level and on a permanent basis. | On August 24, students and peasants' organizations such as the National Federation of Secondary Students (FENAES), the Coordinator of University Students of the National University of Asuncion…

Pereira NL, Farkouh ME, So D, et al. (2020-08-25). Effect of Genotype-Guided Oral P2Y12 Inhibitor Selection vs Clopidogrel on Ischemic Outcomes After PCI. jamanetwork.com This open-label randomized trial compares the effect of a genotype-guided oral P2Y12 inhibitor selection strategy vs conventional clopidogrel prescribing on 12-month ischemic outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in CYP2C19*2/CYP2C19*3 loss-of-function allele carriers with acute coronary syndromes and stable cardiovascular disease.

Manar Waheed (2020-08-25). Hundreds of Thousands of People in Limbo as They Wait for Justice. aclu.org Every day, nearly 400,000 people in America with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) wake up wondering whether today will bring news of a court ruling that could effectively end their immigration status and put them at risk for deportation. Perhaps worse is the impact the decision could have on their U.S. citizen children. Thousands of young Americans could face an impossible choice: leave the U.S. to stay with their parents or lose their parents if they choose to stay in the only country they've ever known. They can't have both, at least if the Trump administration has its way., , The court case on which the fat…

William rivers Pitt (2020-08-25). Republican Convention Takes on the Weighty Task of Boosting Trump's Bruised Ego. zcomm.org The "Audience of One" media phenomenon is perhaps the most vivid, daily available evidence of the stranglehold Donald Trump has on the Republican Party.

Surajit Das (2020-08-25). Governments need to boost economies with large fiscal stimulus. peoplesdispatch.org The world economy is currently facing an acute shortage in demand due to the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19. Most of the economies are projected to register a negative growth rate and unemployment rates are set to skyrocket. This would further reduce the aggregate demand, pushing economies into a vicious trap of decline in demand leading to lower profits and investment, which in turn would further curtail growth and aggravate unemployment. Rising unemployment and falling wages would further depress the levels of demand in the economy. To get out of this vicious cycle, economies require a big p…

Pepe Escobar (2020-08-25). China: Everything Proceeding According to Plan, Complete Interruption of Relations with US? globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on Let's start with the story of an incredibly disappearing summit. | Every August, the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) converges to the town of Beidaihe, a seaside resort some two …

news.un (2020-08-25). First Person: tourism in Hawaii grounded during pandemic. news.un.org Tourism is Hawaii's biggest industry, with some 10 million visitors to the lslands ever year. But that has all changed since the COVID-19 pandemic, and many businesses on the archipelago have been forced to shut down for good, according to a helicopter pilot who flies pleasure trips for tourists.

Global Research News (2020-08-25). This Month's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

Jessica Corbett (2020-08-25). 'Unprecedented and Wrong': Pompeo Slammed for Plans to Address GOP Convention from Jerusalem. globalresearch.ca President Donald Trump's reelection campaign

Slomski A. (2020-08-25). Shorter Resident Shifts May Not Improve Patient Safety. jamanetwork.com Residents who worked schedules that eliminated extended shifts made a greater number of serious errors than those who worked schedules with shifts of 24 or more hours, a trial in the New England Journal of Medicine reported.

Negin Farsad (2020-08-25). Hemming and Hawing: A Complicated Day in the Neighborhood. progressive.org There are Black and brown and white people who do crime-adjacent things who are not criminals. I want to recognize the institutional forces that have impacted their lives.

news.un (2020-08-25). Three years on, Rohingya refugees 'more vulnerable than ever'. news.un.org Three years into the Rohingya refugee crisis, women, men and children — driven from their homes in Myanmar into camps across the border in Bangladesh — are more vulnerable than ever, UN agencies have reported.

Palmqvist S, Janelidze S, Quiroz YT, et al. (2020-08-25). Accuracy of Plasma P-tau217 for Distinguishing Alzheimer Disease From Other Neurodegenerative Disorders. jamanetwork.com This cross-sectional study compares the accuracy of plasma tau phosphorylated at threonine 217 (P-tau217) levels vs other plasma-, MRI-, CSF-, and PET-based markers for distinguishing Alzheimer from other neurodegenerative diseases in 3 cohorts in Arizona, Sweden, and Columbia with or at risk for dementia.

Comitato No Nato No Guerra (2020-08-25). Appello Ai Leader Dei Nove Stati Con Armi Nucleari (Cina, Francia, India, Israele, Nord Corea, Pakistan, Regno Unito, Russia, Stati Uniti). globalresearch.ca Noi, persone di buona volontà di tutti i ceti sociali, di tutti i continenti, di credo e religioni diverse, richiamiamo la vostra attenzione sulla minaccia di una guerra nucleare totale che puà≤ scoppiare molto facilmente a causa di azioni deliberate …

news.un (2020-08-25). Devastated by pandemic, tourism sector must be rebuilt in a safe, equitable and climate friendly way — UN chief. news.un.org Tourism is much more than visiting cultural landmarks or swimming in tropical beaches; it is "one of the world's most important economic sectors", the UN chief said on Tuesday.

Black Alliance for Peace (2020-08-25). The DNC and the Politics of Betrayal. Political and Moral Bankruptcy of the Democratic Party. globalresearch.ca The political and moral bankruptcy of the Democratic Party was on full display last week. First it was the convention of the Democratic Party, where the progressive wing of the party was pushed to the margins while the victorious, neoliberal …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-25). Algeria announces referendum on new constitution in November. peoplesdispatch.org On November 1, 2020, Algeria will hold a referendum on the new constitution, the office of president Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Monday, August 24. The draft of the constitution will be submitted to the parliament before the referendum for debate and approval. | The announcement was made after president Tebboune met with the president of the country's National Electoral Authority on Monday. "During this meeting and, in light of the consultations of the President of the Republic with the parties concerned, it was decided to set the date of November 1, 2020 for the holding of the referendum on the draft revision o…

The Global Research Team (2020-08-25). Global Research: Shedding Light on Complex Issues. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | The goal of the Global Research website is to shed light on complex and controversial issues often neglected by the mainstream media. You help this light shine brighter by sharing the information we publish, engaging in research and …

John Buell (2020-08-25). The Triumph of Monopoly Capitalism is Hurting American Workers' Life Expectancy. zcomm.org Monopoly power and concentrated wealth do immense harm to the bottom third of the wealth spectrum…

teleSUR (2020-08-25). China's Growth Strategy To Strengthen the Domestic Market. telesurenglish.net China's President Xi Jinping Monday said that his country will face the "turbulent changes" marked by the "increased risks abroad" through an economic growth model based on the strengthening of domestic consumption. | RELATED: | During a symposium on the five-year economic plan that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will unveil in 2021, Xi assured that his country must prepare for the challenge posed by the "increasing headwinds…

Kuehn BM. (2020-08-25). Lung Diseases Affecting US Workers Cost Billions Annually. jamanetwork.com Annual expenditures for US workers totaled $7 billion for asthma care and $5 billion for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) care between 2011 and 2015, according to CDC researchers.

Steven Salaita (2020-08-25). The Architecture of Surveillance in Northern Virginia. counterpunch.org Back in November, I had to drop off my bus at one of the county garages for a minor repair. On the way, I radioed dispatch and said I'd need a ride back to the lot where my car was parked. I dallied outside the garage office, on the clock, until my ride ambled along

Geerts BF, Vlaar AP, Veelo DP. (2020-08-25). Reducing Intraoperative Hypotension Using a Machine Learning—Derived Early Warning System—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Dr de Tymowski and colleagues suggest that a clinical analysis approach should have been compared with the machine learning approach in our study. This is exactly what was done. The control group was free to use blood pressure trend analysis, which was available on the monitors. Furthermore, it was not the physicians who monitored blood pressure more closely in the intervention group but the machine learning—derived algorithm. Moreover, all conventional parameters such as continuous arterial blood pressure were available in both groups.

Slomski A. (2020-08-25). Mailings, Phone Calls Increase Post-MI Cardiac Rehabilitation. jamanetwork.com Most patients aren't referred to cardiac rehabilitation after a myocardial infarction (MI), and about half discontinue their medication by 1 year. A scalable intervention designed to promote secondary prevention treatments after MI increased patients' cardiac rehabilitation but not their medication adherence, a trial in the BMJ reported.

Slomski A. (2020-08-25). Elagolix Reduces Fibroid-Related Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Long-term. jamanetwork.com Elagolix, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist, plus hormonal add-back therapy reduced heavy menstrual bleeding from uterine leiomyomas during up to 12 months of continuous treatment, according to a trial in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Robert J. Burrowes (2020-08-25). Halting our descent into tyranny: Defeating the global elite's Covid-19 coup. nationofchange.org You can submit to tyranny or you can resist it.

news.un (2020-08-25). COVID-19 reinfection seems not to be a 'regular event', says UN health agency. news.un.org There is likely only a slim possibility of people being reinfected with COVID-19, the UN health agency said on Tuesday, following reports in Hong Kong that a man had contracted new coronavirus for a second time after an interval of more than four months.

news.un (2020-08-25). Three years after exodus, Rohingya refugees 'more vulnerable than ever'. news.un.org Three years into the Rohingya refugee crisis, women, men and children — driven from their homes in Myanmar into camps across the border in Bangladesh — are more vulnerable than ever, UN agencies have reported.

news.un (2020-08-25). Israel's accord with United Arab Emirates an opportunity to unlock progress on wider Middle East peace efforts, UN envoy says. news.un.org The recent agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates has the potential to change dynamics across the Middle East, the UN's top envoy in the region told the Security Council on Tuesday, urging Palestinian and Israeli leaders to re-engage in efforts to resolve their protracted conflict.

Martin Pengelly (2020-08-25). A Disputed Election, a Constitutional Crisis, Polarisation … Welcome to 1876. zcomm.org Eric Foner, the pre-eminent historian of the civil war and Reconstruction, sees parallels with our own time but warns yesterday's solution would be a disaster…

teleSUR (2020-08-25). Chile Can Hold a Safe Electoral Process, UNDP Assures. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Monday assured that Chile can hold safe elections in October if the authorities take the appropriate health protocols. | RELATED: | "It is possible to hold elections without putting in danger more people. However, this is a complex process that requires a lot of planning," UNDP Assistant Resident Representative Marcela Rios said. | She mentioned that health measures should…

news.un (2020-08-25). 'Momentous milestone' as Africa eradicates wild poliovirus. news.un.org The wild poliovirus has been eradicated in Africa, health officials announced on Tuesday, calling it a "momentous milestone" for the continent.

Forno E, Bacharier LB, Phipatanakul W, et al. (2020-08-25). Effect of Vitamin D 3 on Severe Asthma Exacerbations in Children With Asthma and Low Vitamin D Levels. jamanetwork.com This randomized trial compares the effects of vitamin D3 vs placebo on time to severe exacerbation in children with asthma and low vitamin D levels.

Detsky AS, Bogoch II. (2020-08-25). The Canadian Response To COVID-19. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint summarizes federal, provincial, and regional responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and explores reasons for differences in pandemic outcomes in Canada and the US.

Kates MM, Tuli S. (2020-08-25). What Is LASIK Eye Surgery? jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes LASIK, a type of laser surgery that corrects blurry vision usually treated with eyeglasses, and summarizes who can benefit and the procedure's risks.

Powe NR. (2020-08-25). Black Kidney Function Matters. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint discusses the practice of using patient race as a variable in algorithms to determine kidney function and suggests that estimating tools be developed that are equally precise but exclude race as a factor.

Calleja K. (2020-08-25). Drug Shortages and Group Purchasing Organizations. jamanetwork.com To the Editor Health care group purchasing organizations (GPOs) play an important role in helping to deliver a safe and reliable supply of products to health care clinicians. Unfortunately, a recent Viewpoint on drug shortages misrepresented key aspects regarding GPOs.

Prescott HC, Girard TD. (2020-08-25). Using Lessons From Sepsis for Recovery From COVID-19. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint discusses the possibility that survivors of severe COVID-19 will experience persistent symptoms similar to those of post-sepsis syndrome and reviews best practices for promoting recovery from intensive care illness, including referral to physical and occupational therapy, medication optimization, and structured exercise.

Ricardo Vaz (2020-08-25). US to Tighten Venezuela Sanctions after Gasoline Seizure. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration is reportedly considering ending all Venezuela oil sanctions exemptions in October. | "Whatever oil business is left has to be completed (by the deadline)," an anonymous source told

Karl Grossman (2020-08-25). Science is objective—but are all scientists objective? nationofchange.org Science might be objective—but that doesn't mean all scientists are.

WSWS (2020-08-25). Trump, aides embrace fascist Republican candidates. wsws.org At a press briefing last week, the US president delivered an extraordinary thumbs-up to the QAnon online grouping, which justifies violence against his political opponents.

Donohue JM, Hernandez I, Hershey T. (2020-08-25). Drug Shortages and Group Purchasing Organizations—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We agree with Ms Calleja that GPOs play an important role in the supply of health care products, including pharmaceuticals. The need for a high-functioning supply chain for health care products has never been more salient than now, during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

GTGG (2020-08-25). Joint Statement by the Greens of Turkey and Greens of Greece on recent tension in Eastern Mediterranean Sea. zcomm.org "We, Greek and Turkish Greens, are both deeply concerned about the current build-up of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean."

Rodgers GP, Collins FS. (2020-08-25). Precision Nutrition—the Answer to "What to Eat to Stay Healthy" jamanetwork.com In this Viewpoint directors of the NIH and NIDDK summarize the agency's 2020-2030 Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research, a roadmap to establish a science of nutrition as a means to prevent and treat illness and to develop actionable, evidence-based dietary recommendations across cultures and settings.

Colquhoun G. (2020-08-25). A Song Sung Sweet to Greet the Dead. jamanetwork.com for Tybias, Levi, Leon, and their grandmother…

Ed Rampell (2020-08-25). Unlocking the Trauma Shall Set Ye Free. progressive.org New documentary chronicles a restorative justice program at San Quentin State Prison.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-08-25). President Trump, Child-Trafficker-in-Chief. zcomm.org The administration has been found to be flouting the United States' own anti-trafficking laws by deporting thousands of children and families seeking asylum, practically delivering them into the hands of traffickers across the border in Mexico…

Slomski A. (2020-08-25). Aspirin Fails to Prevent Depression in Older Adults. jamanetwork.com Low-dose aspirin did not reduce the risk of depression in healthy older adults, a trial in JAMA Psychiatry reported. Depression is associated with elevated markers of inflammation, which may occur before symptoms arise, particularly in older people.

Wiersinga W, Prescott HC. (2020-08-25). Patient Information: COVID-19. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page provides an overview of COVID-19 transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, disease course, and treatment.

Sarah Lahm (2020-08-25). Midwest Dispatch: A Family Affair. progressive.org Wisconsin vacation offers no respite from politics.

John Whitehead (2020-08-25). Tomato Gardeners: The Latest Victim in the Government's War on Drugs. mintpressnews.com Merely growing a vegetable garden on your own property, or in a greenhouse on your property, or shopping at a gardening store for gardening supplies—incredibly enough—could set you up for a drug raid sanctioned by the courts.

Marlee Kokotovic (2020-08-25). Mailing sorting machines still being dismantled despite Postmaster's promises to suspend all radical changes to the USPS. nationofchange.org "We have to fight back to protect the U.S. postal system. This is about our election at the end of the day, and we've got to ensure that every vote gets counted."

Mello MM, Greene JA, Sharfstein JM. (2020-08-25). Attacks on Public Health Officials During COVID-19. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint discusses ongoing harassment and threats against US public health officials who propose or take steps to protect communities from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and it proposes possible responses, including a call to elected leaders to implement protection of the officials from illegal harassment, assault, and violence.

news.un (2020-08-25). Rights expert denounces lack of investigation into 2017 killing of journalist in South Sudan. news.un.org Lack of investigation into the killing of a journalist three years ago in South Sudan is indicative of a wider climate of hostility towards journalists in the country, an independent UN human rights expert has said.

jamanetwork (2020-08-25). Experts Discuss COVID-19—Remdesivir, Vaccines, and More. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Live Highlights feature provides comments about the coronavirus 2019 pandemic from experts in clinical medicine, public health, and health policy expressed during livestream interviews with JAMA Network Editor in Chief Howard Bauchner, MD.

John Kendall Hawkins (2020-08-25). DARPA, Operation Warp Speed, and the Covid-19 Ka-ching Ahead. counterpunch.org If/When Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca put out a viable Covid-19 solution in October, it won't come as a surprise to DARPA. The Department of Defense agency that 'gifted' the original Internet (ARPANET) to the world back in the 70s, set up the Pandemic Prevention Program (P3) shortly after Donald J. Trump's presidential inauguration in January

Ashley Curtin (2020-08-25). Bannon and three others face wire fraud, money laundering charges after allegedly stealing from border wall campaign. nationofchange.org "This case should serve as a warning to other fraudsters that no one is above the law, not even a disabled war veteran or a millionaire political strategist."

Jeffrey A. Tucker (2020-08-25). The Covid Crisis: Governments Are Faking It, and Copying Each Other. globalresearch.ca A mystery for months is how it is that so many governments in so many different places on earth could have adopted the same or very similar preposterous policies, no matter the threat level of the virus, and without firm …

Robin Park, Anusha Chidharla, Kathan Mehta, Weijing Sun, Elizabeth Wulff-Burchfield, Anup Kasi (2020-08-25). Sex-bias in COVID-19-associated illness severity and mortality in cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com Male sex was associated with a higher risk of severe illness and death attributable to COVID-19. This finding has implications in informing the clinical prognosis and decision making in the care of cancer patients.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Ehsan Hajsafi to join Greece's Aris Thessaloniki. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — A Greek website has reported that the Iranian midfielder, Ehsan Hajsafi, who plays for Tractor Sazi, will leave his team in case it loses the semi-final match at the Iranian Hazfi Cup.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). WINaTALENT research on outsourcing failure. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Research by Technavio predicts that the IT outsourcing market size will grow by $98 billion during 2020-2024, so software outsourcing is definitely on the rise.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). IAEA's reports indicate reduction of Iran's JCPOA commitments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that IAEA's reports indicate that Iran has taken all the five steps to reduce commitments to JCPOA.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Rouhani orders implementation of new Iran-India tax laws. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, on Tuesday, ordered the finance ministry to implement a new law of an agreement between Iran an India made on double-taxation avoidance and tax-evasion prevention.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Iranian 'Crab' wins Special Jury Prize at Hiroshima Filmfest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug, 25 (MNA) — Iranian short animation 'Crab' directed by Shiva Sadegh Asadi won the Special Jury Prize in the 18th Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2020.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Grossi negotiating IAEA's safeguards verification activities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — In a tweet on Tuesday, the IAEA Chief Rafael Grossi said during his ongoing visit to Iran, he is seeking to reach an agreement with the Iranian side on IAEA's safeguards verification activities in the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). UNSC not able to take action on US move against Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — UN Security Council President Dian Triansyah Djani said on Tuesday that he is not in a position to take further action on the attempt by the US to re-impose all UN sanctions on Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). US police brutality stems from racist way of thinking: Veep. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iran's First Vice-President on Tue. blasted US police for its brutalities against the American people and said that US' police behavior is the outcome of domination of racist thoughts in that country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Iran COVID-19 update: 125 deaths, 2,213 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 2,213 COVID-19 infections and 125 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Kish intl. futsal tournament called off. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — An international futsal tournament that was scheduled to take place in September has been called off.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). SP gas condensate production vol. up 87%: CEO. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Chief Executive of South Pars Gas Company (SPGC) said that the production of gas condensate at South Pars Gas Field (SPGF) has increased more than 87 percent from 2013 to 2020.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). IAEA vows to fulfill obligations responsibly despite pressure. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — The head of the UN nuclear watchdog stressed that his organization will carry out its commitments regrading Iran responsibly and independently, despite some pressures.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). 5th night of Muharram mourning in Zanjan. en.mehrnews.com ZANJAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — The mourning ceremonies on the fifth night of Muharram in Zanjan Province, west of Iran, were held preserving the anti-coronavirus health and social-distancing protocols.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Iran-Russia coop. has wide capacities incl. arms trade. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami pointed to the high potential of military cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Jahangiri felicitates Independence Day of Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri congratulated the Independence Day of Ukraine on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). FM Zarif bids farewell to outgoing Chilean envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday received Chilean Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran Ignacio Janus at the end of his mission.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Displaying Ashura narrations using video mapping in Hamedan. en.mehrnews.com HAMEDAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Since the beginning of the mourning month of Muharram, a "Video Mapping" is performed in Imam Khomeini (RA) Square of Hamedan every night in five turns and in the form of a 5-minute video clip.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Iran seeks to cooperate with IAEA based on Intl. regulations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Islamic Republic of Iran seeks to cooperate with IAEA based on international regulations.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). FM Zarif, IAEA chief hold talks in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister met and held talks with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi on Tuesday afternoon.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Iran's government not waiting for US election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei said that Iran's administration will not wait for the result of the upcoming US election.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-08-25). MBA students receive Imperial's first Sainsbury Management Fellows scholarships. imperial.ac.uk Two incoming MBA students at the Business School have been awarded a prestigious scholarship for engineering graduates worth £50,000 each.

Root Division (2020-08-25). Saturday 9/12: Introductions 2020. indybay.org Online.

Zachary Conti (2020-08-25). Battling Economic Crises, Tropical Storm Laura Slams Haiti and Dominican Republic. indybay.org Over the weekend, Tropical Storm Laura pummeled Haiti and the Dominican Republic leaving at least 13 dead, infrastructure decimated and towns isolated by landslides.

Robert Norse (2020-08-25). Free Radio's Bathrobespierre's Broadsides Show on the Net. indybay.org The regular Free Radio Santa Cruz twice-weekly Bathrobespierre's Broadsides show usually available on the web at freakradio.org is being presented here. Fire evacuation has made normal netcasting unavailable at this time. Here in its place is a 4 hour show.of interviews with folks aside on 8-22-20.

Roving Reporter (2020-08-25). 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, "

BTCEAP (2020-08-25). 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.

Revolutionary United Front (2020-08-25). Tuesday 9/1: Bi-Weekly Community Meeting On Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests. indybay.org Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…

R. Robertson (2020-08-25). Traffic Stopping Protest and March to Save the USPS. indybay.org On August 22, tens of thousands of people took action across America with a message — #SaveUSPS. In Palo Alto, a giant dragon blowup figure dominated the scene … protesters dressed it as a postal worker and posed it at the entrance of the downtown post office.

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

Steve Zelzter (2020-08-25). 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.

Olga Fajardo (2020-08-25). Schools Is In and Education is Back in Tampa Bay. indybay.org Despite all the adversity and all the state ordinances to handle these imposed health protocols, placed to create a safe environment during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Jean Twenge (2020-08-25). 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.

R. Robertson (2020-08-25). LaDoris Cordell Speaks at Save USPS Rally. indybay.org Movie one minute 34 seconds.

Earle Baum Center (2020-08-25). Sunday 8/30: Earle Baum Center & Balletto Vineyards' 'Tasting in the Dark'. indybay.org Virtual event…

United Public Workers For Action (2020-08-25). 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)…

By the Company They Keep (2020-08-25). 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…

WSWS Repost (2020-08-25). The Republican convention: Four nights of fascist filth begin. indybay.org While the Democratic Party is running the 2020 election with the same strategy as 2016, Trump has a program—the forcible suppression of social contradictions using fascist methods.

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2020-08-25). Thursday 8/27: Protest Trump's Nomination Speech — Trump/Pence Out Now! indybay.org 24th and Mission | San Francisco…

_____ (2020-08-25). The Irresistible Rise Of The Civilization-State. popularresistance.org A specter is haunting the liberal West: the rise of the "civilization-state". As America's political power wanes and its moral authority collapses, the rising challengers of Eurasia have adopted the model of the civilization-state to distinguish themselves from a paralyzed liberal order, which lurches from crisis to crisis without ever quite dying nor yet birthing a viable successor. Summarising the civilization-state model, the political theorist Adrian Pabst observes that "in China and Russia the ruling classes reject Western liberalism and the expansion of a global market society. They define their countries a…

_____ (2020-08-25). How The Pandemic Has Sped Up The Passage To Postcapitalism. popularresistance.org Two days ago, something extraordinary happened. Something that has never happened before in the history of capitalism. In Britain, the news came out that the economy had suffered its greatest slump ever — more than 22% down during the first 7 months of 2020. Remarkably, on the same day, the London Stock Exchange, the FTSE100 index, rose by more than 2%. On the same day, during a time America has ground to a halt and is beginning to look like not just as an economy in deep trouble but also, ominously, as a failed state, Wall Street's SP500 index hit an all-time record. | Unable to contain myself, I tweeted t…

_____ (2020-08-25). California And Colorado: Climate-Driven Transformation Of Wildfires. popularresistance.org The wildfires that exploded over the past few days in California and Colorado show clear influences of global warming, climate scientists say, and evidence of how a warming and drying climate is increasing the size and severity of fires from the California coast to the high Rocky Mountains. | They may also be the latest examples of climate-driven wildfires around the world burning not only much bigger, hotter and faster, but exploding into landscapes and seasons in which they were previously rare. | For tens of thousands of Californians enduring evacuations, and millions more suffering through smoke that has brou…

_____ (2020-08-25). Germany Begins A Universal-Basic-Income Trial For Three Years. popularresistance.org Germany is about to become the latest country to trial a universal basic income, starting a three-year study of how it affects the economy and recipients' well-being. | As part of the study, 120 people will receive ‚Ǩ1,200, or about $1,430, each month for three years — an amount just above Germany's poverty line — and researchers will compare their experiences with another group of 1,380 people who will not receive the payments. | The study, conducted by the German Institute for Economic Research, has been funded by 140,000 private donations. | All participants will be asked to compl…

_____ (2020-08-25). China And The Decline Of US Power. popularresistance.org 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. China appears to have moved ahead of the US. Maritime surveillance and lunar geography would be two such sub-fields. Chinese advances in electronics and telecommunications have also been breathtaking. It is because China is at the forefront of cutting edge technology that there is so much anxiety in the US and the West today about China's ascendancy. More than its production of goods and services, it is China's massive global…

_____ (2020-08-25). Who Benefits? The Navalny Case: Usual Suspects, Actual Culprits. popularresistance.org We are concerned about the recent news relating to the poisoning of Russian opposition leader, Alexey Navalny, and believe that it may be another attempt by certain interested parties to worsen the already strained US-Russia relations. | Even those who despise President Putin know that he is not insane. Why would Putin seek 'normal' relations with Europe [and, at the beginning at least, the United States] only to subvert those efforts by having people shot next door to the Kremlin (Nemtsov) or poisoned on airplanes or airports (Navalny)?

_____ (2020-08-25). Koch Academic Influence Returns To Massachusetts With New Tufts University Think Tank. popularresistance.org When a new Massachusetts think tank housed at Tufts University launched earlier this year, Boston-based media described it as a "CBO-like center" (referring to the Congressional Budget Office) that would offer an "independent analysis" of proposed state policy and legislation. | But one of the main funders of this think tank, called the Center for State Policy Analysis, is a program tied financially to the petrochemical billionaire Koch family. This apparent Koch-linked funding raises questions about just how independent the center's policy analyses may be. Initial funding for this think tank, as CommonWealth rep…

_____ (2020-08-25). US Sanctions Are Starving Syria. popularresistance.org In June, the US imposed its harshest sanctions on Syria to date, prompting the World Food Programme to warn of "mass starvation or another mass exodus." The US sanctions law known as the Caesar Act openly states that its strategy is to prevent reconstruction in government-held areas where most Syrians live, in which the Syrian government now controls after defeating a decade-long, devastating proxy war waged by the US and its allies. | In a new article for Foreign Affairs, scholar Joshua Landis and former Obama administration official Steve Simon write that the current US sanctions policy, quote, "further immiser…

sputniknews (2020-08-25). 'Loch Ness Monster of Swamp': Donald Trump Jr Attacks Biden at RNC as Twitter Wonders If He's 'High'. sputniknews.com Slamming Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden appears to be the main point in the ongoing Republican National Convention, where the incumbent President Donald Trump was re-nominated as GOP presidential candidate for the 2020 November election.

sputniknews (2020-08-25). Man United's Harry Maguire Out of England Squad After Guilty Verdict in Assault on Police. sputniknews.com Manchester United captain Harry Maguire was earlier arrested on Mykonos after he, according to police, punched an officer after Maguire's sister was "stabbed by an Albanian thug". Maguire has denied any wrongdoing.

sputniknews (2020-08-25). UAE Reportedly Calls Off Trilateral Meeting With US, Israel Over F-35 Sale. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United Arab Emirates has reportedly cancelled the planned trilateral meeting with the United States and Israel in protest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's opposition to the US sale of F-35 fighter jets to Abu Dhabi, the Axios news portal reported, citing informed sources.

sputniknews (2020-08-25). Crime Meter Running at Twice the Speed: Priyanka Gandhi Slams Uttar Pradesh State Chief. sputniknews.com New Delhi (New Delhi): Priyanka Gandhi hasn't yet stepped into electoral politics, but she is strategically placed after being the general secretary of east Uttar Pradesh during the 2019 general election. With a striking resemblance to her grandmother, former prime minister Indira Gandhi, she is often portrayed as the future of the Congress party.

sputniknews (2020-08-25). Nikki Haley Delivers Speech at RNC, Slamming Biden, 'Radical Left'. sputniknews.com The Republican National Convention is taking place from 24 and 27 August, re-nominating the incumbent President Donald Trump as GOP candidate for the November election to face Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

sputniknews (2020-08-25). Iran Blasts Pompeo for Trying to 'Flood Region With US Weapons' Amid Talk of More Arms for UAE. sputniknews.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, where he promised to "continue to honour" the US commitment to ensure Israel's "qualitative military edge" against its neighbours. Pompeo made the comments amid reports that the US is looking to sell F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates.

2020-08-25: Social Media Postees

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Kenosha police shoot Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, eight times
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-25
It is another day in Trump's sycophantic "law and order" view of the United States of America, and another Black American was shot, in a calculated manner, by police. Their name will grace the headlines–honored by some, vilified by others. The public's outrage will spill into the streets, and the viscous blood of lost innocence …
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Breaking: Police shoot man multiple times in the back
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-08-25
The shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha, WI police has prompted outcry after a video posted to social media raised troubling questions.
therealnews.com/stories/police-shoot-man…

Wisconsin Father: "When My Son Was Killed . . . "
Erik Gunn | progressive.org | 2020-08-25
Kenosha shooting feels all too familiar for police reform activist Michael Bell.
progressive.org/dispatches/when-my-son-w…

Fight for justice for Jacob Blake! Arrest, charge and convict KPD officers for attempted murder!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-25
A statement by the Kenosha branch of the Wisconsin Freedom Road Socialist Organization | On the evening of Sunday, August 23, the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin ignited in protest. A 29-year-old Black father named Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times in front of his children by a white Kenosha Police officer. | While Blake was fighting for his life in the hospital, a viral video of the attempted murder spurred hundreds of people to gather at the crime scene. The large crowd decided to march to the Kenosha Police Department, where they were attacked by militarized police with riot gear and tear gas. | Garba…
fightbacknews.org/2020/8/25/fight-justic…

Wisconsin Governor deploys National Guard to Kenosha after protests break out in wake of brutal police shooting
wsws.org | 2020-08-25
Protests against police violence erupted Sunday after an officer was caught on video shooting Jacob Blake seven times in the back at point blank range.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/25/keno…

NBA Players Call For Justice Over Jacob Blake's Murder
telesurenglish.net | 2020-08-25
National Basketball Association (NBA) players Monday condemned the systemic racism the U.S. is going through and joined the social unrest erupted over the shooting of unarmed civilian Jacob Blake by policemen in Kenosha, Wisconsin. | RELATED: | US: Protest Erupts After A New Police Brutality Episode | Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell lit the fuse amidst the League playoffs and harshly criticized police brutality. | "Screw the games and playoffs! This is sick and is a real problem, we d…
telesurenglish.net/news/nba-players-call…

Portlanders push back cops and fascists
Joshua Hanks | workers.org | 2020-08-25
Portland, Ore. Aug. 24 — For nearly three months, thousands of people in this city have joined nightly protests, marches and demonstrations denouncing racist police brutality. While met with heavy police repression, the crowds have continued to gather undeterred, even in the face of federal officers sent by President Trump . . . | Continue reading Portlanders push back cops and fascists at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/08/50814/?utm_source=rs…

Trump warns of a rigged election as he undercuts the post office
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-08-25
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was grilled by Democrats over his undermining of the U.S. Postal Service's ability to deliver ballots on time.
therealnews.com/stories/trump-warns-rigg…

Is there time for system change?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-25
The IPCC Report's warning in October 2018 that the world has twelve years to avoid climate disaster was undoubtedly a major factor in galvanising a global wave of climate change activism, especially in the form of Greta Thunberg and mass school strikes and the Extinction Rebellion movement.
mronline.org/2020/08/25/117515/?utm_sour…

Reports Say the Explosion at Iranian Nuclear Plant Had a Criminal Cause
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
A new focus of tensions and uncertainties appears to be emerging in Iran. Recent reports from the Iranian authorities have concluded that the explosion at the Natanz nuclear plant had a criminal cause, most likely caused by a sabotage operation. …
globalresearch.ca/reports-say-explosion-…

Alliance Between Venezuela and Iran Evolves into the Military Sphere
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
The alliance between Venezuela and Iran seems to be taking new directions. The ties between the two countries began to strengthen in an economic sphere when, in the first half of 2020, Tehran started sending oil ships to Venezuela, circumventing …
globalresearch.ca/alliance-between-venez…

Can The US Stop Russia From 'Pulling A Crimea' In Belarus?
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-25
US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun is rushing to Moscow from 25-26 August in a desperate attempt to stop Russia from "pulling a Crimea" in Belarus after the ongoing Color Revolution there has thus far failed to depose Lukashenko amid his dangerous saber-rattling with NATO, though it remains to be seen if the US and Russia can succeed in reviving their "New Detente" by reaching a pragmatic "compromise" on a "political solution" to this crisis or whether the situation has already gone so far that its current trajectory of either pro-Western regime change or (re)unification with Russia is irreversible. | Ha…
thealtworld.com/andrew_korybko/can-the-u…

MSM Is Propaganda: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-25
~ | You know that person in your life who's always telling you what you should do despite the fact that their own life is a shambles and nobody likes them and they continuously make bad decisions for themselves? That's America on the world stage. | ~ | Don't take life advice from miserable people, don't take creative advice from people who don't create, don't join religions that facilitate child rape, don't join political parties that don't help the public, don't give military power to people with a history of bad military decisions. | ~ | When it first rose to power with the Bush administration the neoconservati…
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"A Human Tragedy": Wildfires Reveal California's Reliance on Incarcerated Firefighters
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-25
As climate-fueled wildfires engulf California, tens of thousands of firefighters have been deployed across the state to combat the blazes amid a record heat wave and deadly pandemic. We look at how more than 1,300 incarcerated firefighters — who are annually deployed to the frontlines in California for just $1 an hour — are fighting back the blazes as coronavirus outbreaks in state prisons limit how many are available to fight the fires, and lay bare the state's reliance on prison labor to control its ever-growing wildfire season with an exploitative system many have called slave labor. "What they're…
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LaDoris Cordell Speaks at Save USPS Rally
Solidarity with Postal Workers | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
Movie one minute 34 seconds. On August 22, LaDoris Cordell was the invited speaker at a demonstration calling for the protection of the United States Postal Service. She spoke in Palo Alto, CA.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/25/1883610…

NAARPR Calls For Justice For Jacob Blake
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-25
Once again the hour of tragedy strikes for another Black family, in another Black community caught in the grip of the pandemic crises of COVID-19 and racism. | First of all, we want to express our solidarity with the traumatized family of Jacob Blake, and the protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Sometime after 5pm on Aug. 23, 2020 Jacob was returning to his car, unarmed, after attempting to break up a fight between two women. The police arriving, guns drawn, were pleaded with by bystanders not to shoot, yet they shot Blake 7 times as he was opening his car door.
popularresistance.org/naarpr-calls-for-j…

Are Postal Service Cuts Motivated By Voter Suppression, Privatization Or Both?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-25
Throughout its 245-year history,…
popularresistance.org/are-postal-service…

CBS News whitewashes Kenosha destruction as mostly 'peaceful protests' as city smolders in aftermath
rt.com | 2020-08-25
To some in the mainstream media, the wave of arson and destruction that swept over Kenosha, Wisconsin was nothing more than "peaceful protest" that "gave way to clashes." Don't believe your lying eyes, they may as well have said. | The Wisconsin city of Kenosha burned for a second night in a row on Monday, as rioters defied a police curfew and torched local businesses and law enforcement buildings. Some were armed, and even as Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers called in the National Guard, furniture shops, car lots, correctional facilities, and random vehicles were razed to the ground by the mob. | Also on rt.com
rt.com/usa/499004-kenosha-peaceful-prote…

Vehicles & stores on fire, protesters with guns: Kenosha rioters defy curfew for 2nd night in wake of police shooting (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-08-25
Another night of rioting and vandalism has rocked Kenosha, Wisconsin, with protesters seen setting stores and cars ablaze and clashing with the National Guard and police, who used crowd control weapons against violent rioters. | Neither the deployment of the National Guard, nor the curfew that took effect at 8 pm on Monday evening deterred protesters, some of them toting guns, from taking to the streets of Kenosha for the second night in a row. | HOLY SH*#: while interviewing this #BLM rioter in Kinosha he pulls out a real pistol and po…
rt.com/usa/498937-kenosha-riots-vandalis…

'You don't recognize my existence!': Former DNC head Donna Brazile has meltdown on Fox News (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-08-25
Former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile melted down in spectacular fashion on Fox News, accusing fellow commentator Tammy Bruce of racism and demanding she "recognize my existence." | Discussing Monday night's Republican National Convention on Tuesday morning's Fox & Friends, Brazile accused the GOP of "speaking to the choir" with their unabashedly pro-Trump lineup of speakers. Conservative contributor Tammy Bruce shot back, accusing the Democrats of being out of touch with ordinary Americans, and slamming the left for not speaking out strongly enough against the Black Lives Matter riots…
rt.com/usa/499015-donna-brazile-fox-news…

'Are you a christian!?' BLM activists harass restaurant patrons who refuse to raise fists and shout slogans (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-08-25
Disturbing videos have emerged online showing Black Lives Matter demonstrators screaming and yelling at restaurant patrons in Washington DC., demanding that they raise their fists in support of the protest movement. | In one scene which spread like wildfire on Tuesday, a large group of white protesters can be seen crowding around the table of a white woman at a Washington DC restaurant and demanding that she raise her fist to comply. | "Are you a Christian?" one activist repeatedly yells. Others yell slogans including "White Silence is Violence" and "No Justice, No Peace." As no videos have emerged showing the…
rt.com/usa/499037-blm-dc-restaurants-rai…

Family of Black Man Paralyzed in Police Shooting in Wisconsin to File Lawsuit, Lawyer Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-25
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Lawyers for the Kenosha, Wisconsin police shooting victim Jacob Blake said they were filing a civil lawsuit to seek financial remedy for the man that a video clip showed being shot at least seven times from behind by police officers apprehending him.
sputniknews.com/us/202008251080277568-fa…

US Cops Responsible for Jacob Blake Shooting Will Not Have Body Cams Until 2022
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-25
A closer examination of Wisconsin's Kenosha Police Department has shown that officers, who recently shot 29-year-old father of three Jacob Blake, were not wearing body-mounted recording devices due to a series of delays blocking their implementation in recent years.
sputniknews.com/us/202008251080276598-us…

Wisconsin Governor Declares State of Emergency Following Kenosha Protests
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-25
A wave of violent protests spanned the US city Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the release of a video that quickly went viral on social media showing white police officers shooting an African American man named Jacob Blake.
sputniknews.com/us/202008251080276631-wi…

Oliver Stone on Challenging Hollywood Convention & Film as a 'Disappearing' Art Form
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-25
Anya PARAMPIL | Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with award-winning screenwriter and director Oliver Stone about his memoir, "Chasing the Light".: | Anya Parampil and Oliver Stone discuss the legendary screenwriter and director's experience as a soldier during the Vietnam War; his films, including "Platoon" and "Scarface"; his work on Latin America; and his views on the demise of Hollywood. | ANYA PARAMPIL: Oliver Stone, welcome to Red Lines. I know I speak on behalf of the entire Grayzone team when I say we're very excited to host you. | OLIVER STONE: Thank you. I love Grazyone. I think it does som…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/25/ol…

DeJoy Must Step Down — He "Doesn't Know the Basics of His Agency," Lawmaker Says
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-25
Democratic lawmakers ramped up their demands for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to step aside or be removed after the Trump megadonor on Monday demonstrated flippant ignorance of basic U.S. Postal Service operations, refused to cooperate with lawmakers' requests for documents, and declined to commit to reversing policy changes that have impeded the timely del…
truthout.org/articles/dejoy-must-step-do…

National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression calls for justice for Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-25
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following August 25 statement from the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | Once again, the hour of tragedy strikes for another Black family, in another Black community caught in the grip of the pandemic crises of COVID-19 and racism. | First of all, we want to express our solidarity with the traumatized family of Jacob Blake, and the protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Sometime after 5 p.m. on August 23, 2020 Jacob was returning to his car, unarmed, after attempting to break up a fight between two women. The police arriving, guns drawn, were pleade…
fightbacknews.org/2020/8/25/national-all…

Trump crony, Postmaster General DeJoy, lies under oath to Congress
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-25
WASHINGTON — Louis DeJoy, the Trump-named Postmaster General who's ordered his minions to yank out mailboxes and dismantle sorting machines–among other moves–once again denied he's deliberately doing so to curb voting by mail this fall. "The U.S. Postal Service is fully committed to delivering ballots safely and on time," he told the House Oversight Committee …
peoplesworld.org/article/trump-crony-pos…

US: Black man shot 8 times by police paralyzed
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-25
The father of a Black man seriously injured in a police shooting in the US state of Wisconsin said his son is paralyzed from the waist down, according to a report published Tuesday.Jacob Blake told the Chicago Sun-Times there are "eight holes" in his son's body and doctors do not know if the paralysis is permanent. His son's name is also Jacob Blake."What justified all those shots?" said the elder Blake. "What justified doing that in front of my grandsons? What are we doing?"The shooting has triggered widespread outrage and made Kenosha the latest flashpoint in the country's continued struggle with racial injusti…
yenisafak.com/en/world/us-black-man-shot…

Not that you'd know from watching the mainstream media, but Israel is bombing Gaza. Again
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-08-25
The Gaza strip has been under attack from Israel since 6 August. And it has been relentless ever since then. This militarised Israeli attack on Palestinian citizens involves the use of F-35 war planes. Israel claims its latest attack on the strip is in response…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/08/25/not-that…

Trump Is No Aberration: Veteran GOP Strategist Stuart Stevens Says Racism Is Party's "Original Sin"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-25
As party loyalists gather for the Republican National Convention, a group of veteran Republican operatives who want to defeat President Trump have launched a $4 million advertising blitz targeting voters in swing states. The anti-Trump ads are funded by The Lincoln Project, a super PAC that can raise and spend an unlimited amount of money. We speak with longtime Republican political consultant Stuart Stevens, a senior adviser to The Lincoln Project who worked as a strategist on five Republican presidential campaigns, about Trump's takeover of the party and efforts by so-called "Never Trump" Republicans to prevent…
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RNC Opens with Baseless Trump Claims of Rigged Election & Warnings About Socialism and Unions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-25
The Republican National Convention opened in Charlotte, North Carolina, with dire warnings that a Joe Biden presidency could destroy the country. We feature excerpts from President Trump's surprise speech after he was formally nominated for a second term, claiming without evidence that Democrats are planning to steal the election, and other speakers throughout the evening who repeatedly praised Trump's handling of the pandemic even as the U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 177,000.
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Mining Injustice Through International Arbitration
Luis Solano, Ellen Moore & Jen Moore | zcomm.org | 2020-08-25
Across the Global South, and especially in Latin America, international mining companies have used a combination of disturbing tactics to forcibly open mining operations in places where communities have resisted them.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/mining-injustice-t…

How the U.S. Can Support Developing Countries Fighting COVID… for Almost Nothing
Charles Kwuelum | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-25
As the world seeks to mitigate economic fallout from the COVID-19 global pandemic and its unprecedented disruptions, the United States has, to date, prioritized its domestic challenges, largely abandoning its traditional role as a provider of humanitarian assistance during times of international crisis. On July 31, the House of Representatives took an important step toward…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/25/how-the-u-s-…

UNICEF works to ease suffering of children whose lives have been 'turned upside-down' after Beirut blast
news.un.org | 2020-08-25
Following a deadly explosion earlier this month, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has delivered some 67 tons of critical humanitarian supplies to affected children and families in Beirut.
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'Is this a parody account?' UN ambassador draws ire after claiming US 'will not abandon' people of Iran
rt.com | 2020-08-25
Ambassador Kelly Craft's effort to beautify a US push to trigger the return of UN sanctions on Iran and frame the move in humanitarian terms was met with mockery as observers contrasted her statement with Washington's actions. | "The United States will not abandon the people of Iran or the region," Craft said Tuesday on Twitter, in support of a US request to "snap back" sanctions on Iran. "We will never allow Iran, the world's No. 1 state sponsor of terrorism, to freely buy and sell weapons of war," she said, and accused other UN Security Council members who do not support US efforts of standing "in the compan…
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Minnesota's Line 3 pipeline protests get results
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-25
St. Paul, MN – The Climate Justice Committee organized an action to protest Joe Biden's climate proposal on August 18, as Committee members and climate activists gathered outside the Governor's Mansion here, demanding Governor Walz re-file the state's appeal of the decision to allow the Line 3 oil pipeline to be rebuilt and expanded. The new pipeline would be an environmental disaster and violates federal agreements with indigenous governments. | Both the Climate Justice Committee and members of the Giniw Collective, an indigenous-led group that protested outside the mansion earlier in the day, held the street an…
fightbacknews.org/2020/8/25/minnesota-s-…

Opening No. Carolina universities threatens COVID-19 explosion
calvin deutschbein | workers.org | 2020-08-25
Chapel Hill, N.C. Aug. 22 — The UNC System of state colleges and universities is the largest employer in the only state in the South where Walmart isn't. It operates six designated minority-serving institutions (MSIs) — five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and UNC Pembroke, which serves the Indigenous . . . | Continue reading Opening No. Carolina universities threatens COVID-19 explosion at Workers.org
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Trumpism, Where Does It Go From Here?
Richard Falk | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-25
During the height of the Cold War when it was viewed as disloyal and compromising to show a sympathetic interest in Marxism or sympathies with Soviet ideology, someone at the U.S. military base at Frankfurt distributed to the soldiers stationed there, a handwritten version of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments of the…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/25/trumpism-whe…

Three Massacres In Colombia In 24 Hours
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-25
Seventeen people have been killed since Friday in the latest string of massacres under the government of Ivan Duque. | The government of Colombia's Nariño department has confirmed a new massacre in the area of La Guayacana, a rural area of the municipality of Tumaco. www.transcend.org/tms/2020/08/china-and-…
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Nikki Haley fuels speculation of 2024 run with GOP convention speech
rt.com | 2020-08-25
Former US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has sparked rumors that she is eyeing the White House, after using her address to support US President Donald Trump while also laying out her own vision for the country. | Haley accused Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his party of "blaming America first," and pushed back on the notion that "America is racist." | "That is a lie. America is not a racist country," Haley said. "This is personal for me." | As the daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley argued that she was able to excel despite growing up as a "brown girl in a black and white world." She noted that So…
rt.com/usa/498938-nikki-haley-gop-conven…

Turkey rescues 68 asylum seekers in Aegean
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-25
At least 38 asylum seekers were rescued from a dinghy off the coast of Seferihisar in Turkey's western Izmir province, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Separately, another 30 migrants were rescued off Izmir's Foca district.After routine checks, the asylum seekers were taken to the provincial migration authority.Turkey has been a key transit point for asylum seekers aiming to cross into Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.Earlier this year, the country opened the way to irregular migrants seeking to reach Europe, accusing th…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-rescues-68-…

Echo Chamber Politics
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-25
It was hard to stomach. The usual suspects, the usual scripts tatty from overuse. The 2020 Democratic National Convention was a prolonged display of avoidance, evasion and theatrical amnesia. There were moments of formality masquerading as promise: Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez nominating Senator Bernie Sanders for presidential candidate. But it was not to be. The decision…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/25/echo-chamber…

Hoping to Seize on UAE-Israel Deal, Pompeo and Kushner Head East in Search of New Allies for Israel
Raul Diego | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
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. | *** | U.S. Secretary of …
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Syria's Face Calamity as Trump's New Sanctions Combine With Surging Coronavirus
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-25
"If I don't buy masks or medicine, I may die or survive, but if I don't buy bread for the family, we will all die of starvation," says a retired 68-year-old teacher in Damascus, explaining why he does not have masks, sterilisers or medicines. "We need two bundles of loaves every day which costs us at least 600 Syrian pounds (24 US cents), but if we buy masks, they will cost us about 1000 SP (40 cents). The choice is between bread and masks."
counterpunch.org/2020/08/25/syrias-face-…

Syria Faces Calamity as Trump's New Sanctions Combine With Surging Coronavirus
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-25
"If I don't buy masks or medicine, I may die or survive, but if I don't buy bread for the family, we will all die of starvation," says a retired 68-year-old teacher in Damascus, explaining why he does not have masks, sterilisers or medicines. "We need two bundles of loaves every day which costs us at least 600 Syrian pounds (24 US cents), but if we buy masks, they will cost us about 1000 SP (40 cents). The choice is between bread and masks."
counterpunch.org/2020/08/25/syrias-face-…

Newly Strengthened Albanian Political Power in North Macedonia Will Not Lead to a Greater Albania
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
North Macedonia conducted elections on July 15 that were originally scheduled for April 12 but were postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On August 18, the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) and the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) reached …
globalresearch.ca/newly-strengthened-alb…

Thanks, Obama: You Lie
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-25
Paul STREET | 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 to see if people will take them as genuine. Many readers do indeed see them as bona fide Trump comments. Here' a recent example, a spoof I put up on Mindfuck three days ago: "Trump is tweeting that Joe Biden 'faked the death of Beau Biden…
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Rashomon American Style. Truth Is Somewhere in Between
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
Many journalists and op-ed pundits have been observing how the United States has become two nations that are seemingly divided along a red-blue line, each side believing in "facts" that are irreconcilable with those "facts" believed to be true by …
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Rashomon American Style
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-25
Many journalists and op-ed pundits have been observing how the United States has become two nations that are seemingly divided along a red-blue line, each side believing in "facts" that are irreconcilable with those "facts" believed to be true by the other side. Some are even suggesting that the United States is on the verge of what would be a new civil war. To be sure, each morning it is possible to open Facebook, which is, of course, a managed site that features innuendo, opinion plus outright lies, and immediately see wide divergences in analysis of events that took place the night before. This is particularly…
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'People of the Cave': Palestinians Take Their Fight for Justice to the Mountains
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-25
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/25/people-of-th…

Belarus Opposition, Made in the USA
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
Longstanding US plans earmarked Belarus for regime change, wanting pro-Western puppet rule in another nation bordering Russia. | There's nothing spontaneous about mass protests that erupt in nations the US wants transformed into client states. | They're most likely to occur in …
globalresearch.ca/belarus-opposition-mad…

To Capture and Subdue: America's Theft of Syrian Oil Has Very Little To Do With Money
Steven Chovanec | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-25
Years of US support to Al-Qaeda and ISIS and efforts to effect regime change in the country have culminated in the theft of Syria's oil, but is that really America's coup de gras in Syria?
mintpressnews.com/capture-subdue-us-thef…

With COVID-19 Under Control, Cuba Launches New Economic Battle
Helen Yaffe | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-25
The exemplary domestic and international response of socialist Cuba to the global SARS-CoV2 pandemic has been recognised worldwide. By late July, authorities had the virus under control; 87 people had died, none of them children or healthcare workers, and Cuba was entering phase three of post-Covid-19 recovery. While Cuba's public health response protected the population,…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/25/with-covid-1…

Belarus's Options In The Midst Of A Color Revolution
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-25
A "color revolution" is a media term for a movement based on legitimate grievances only to be co-opted into a regime-change operation backed by the US and confederates. There have been so many — Georgia in 2003, Ukraine in 2004, Kyrgyzstan in 2005 — that they have run out of colors. Belarus is amidst the "slipper" color revolution. Belarus shows that any small state with a mildly socialist system and independent foreign policy invites subversion by the Yankee hegemon and its collaborators. Even if Belarus had met the highest standards of democracy and efficiency, a western-backed color revolution migh…
popularresistance.org/belaruss-options-i…

Video: Pro-Iranian Forces Attack US Convoys Withdrawing from Largest Base in Iraq
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
The US military has been facing increasing pressure from local resistance forces and pro-Iranian groups in Iraq. | On August 21, an improvised explosive device (IED) reportedly struck a vehicle of company working with the U.S.-led coalition in Aweerij, south of …
globalresearch.ca/video-pro-iranian-forc…

Belarusian President Lukashenko Reelected by a 61.7% Majority. Reintegration into Russia?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
Despite ruling Belarus with an iron fist, most Belarusians support Alexander Lukashenko. | President since 1994, he was legitimately reelected by a 61.7% majority, according to the pro-Western election monitoring group Golos. | It published "data collected by US-backed civic youth …
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Alexey Navalny Poisoned?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
Claims by German doctors that Navalny was poisoned appear greatly exaggerated. See below. | *** | Russian political figure with scant public support, sharp Putin critic, Western media darling Navalny supported by the CIA and NED became ill onboard a flight to …
globalresearch.ca/alexey-navalny-poisone…

Harrowing investigation into UK pig farm reveals ugly truth about the industry's 'high welfare' claims
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-08-25
The charity Viva! has released harrowing findings from a months-long investigation into a Leicestershire pig farm. The charity's undercover investigators documented shocking conditions and welfare standards which it says occurred at Flat House pig farm in the county. | The food standards scheme Red Tractor terminated the farm's certification following the investigation. The RSPCA has also referred an incident at the farm to Trading Standards. | But these are not the first allegations of neglect, cruelty, and unsanitary conditions to hit the factory farming industry, nor will they be the last. Viva! founder Juliet…
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Why Cuban doctors deserve the Nobel Peace Prize
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-25
Amid continued attacks on Cuban doctors who are on the front-lines of battling COVID-19 across the world, Vijay Prashad makes a case for why they deserve the Nobel Peace Prize…
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Why Cuban doctors deserve the Nobel Peace Prize
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-08-25
U.S. allies in Latin America, such as Brazil, Bolivia, and Ecuador, expelled the Cuban medical missions. This would become a catastrophic decision for these countries as the COVID-19 pandemic developed across Latin America.
mronline.org/2020/08/25/why-cuban-doctor…

Houseless resist second eviction effort in Philadelphia
Marie Kelly | workers.org | 2020-08-25
Aug. 18 — An encampment of over 100 houseless people sits on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway here, steps away from the iconic art museum of "Rocky" movie fame and under the noses of the Philadelphia bourgeoisie. JTD camp is a self-declared autonomous and cop-free zone providing a safe environment at . . . | Continue reading Houseless resist second eviction effort in Philadelphia at Workers.org
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The Canadian Response To COVID-19
Detsky AS, Bogoch II. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
This Viewpoint summarizes federal, provincial, and regional responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and explores reasons for differences in pandemic outcomes in Canada and the US.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Patient Information: COVID-19
Wiersinga W, Prescott HC. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
This JAMA Patient Page provides an overview of COVID-19 transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, disease course, and treatment.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Bannon and three others face wire fraud, money laundering charges after allegedly stealing from border wall campaign
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-25
"This case should serve as a warning to other fraudsters that no one is above the law, not even a disabled war veteran or a millionaire political strategist."
nationofchange.org/2020/08/25/bannon-and…

Mailings, Phone Calls Increase Post-MI Cardiac Rehabilitation
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
Most patients aren't referred to cardiac rehabilitation after a myocardial infarction (MI), and about half discontinue their medication by 1 year. A scalable intervention designed to promote secondary prevention treatments after MI increased patients' cardiac rehabilitation but not their medication adherence, a trial in the BMJ reported.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Republicans' rabid anti-communism is a sign of their political weakness
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-25
Joe McCarthy would fit right in at this year's Republican National Convention. Denouncing communists–both real and, more often than not, imaginary–was the bread and butter for the 1950s red-baiting senator from Wisconsin. At the dawn of the Cold War, the bogeyman of the Soviet Union was the stick used to beat back a strong labor …
peoplesworld.org/article/republicans-rab…

Science is objective–but are all scientists objective?
Karl Grossman | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-25
Science might be objective–but that doesn't mean all scientists are.
nationofchange.org/2020/08/25/science-is…

Israel's accord with United Arab Emirates an opportunity to unlock progress on wider Middle East peace efforts, UN envoy says
news.un.org | 2020-08-25
The recent agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates has the potential to change dynamics across the Middle East, the UN's top envoy in the region told the Security Council on Tuesday, urging Palestinian and Israeli leaders to re-engage in efforts to resolve their protracted conflict.
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President Trump, Child-Trafficker-in-Chief
Sonali Kolhatkar | zcomm.org | 2020-08-25
The administration has been found to be flouting the United States' own anti-trafficking laws by deporting thousands of children and families seeking asylum, practically delivering them into the hands of traffickers across the border in Mexico…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/president-trump-ch…

COVID-19 reinfection seems not to be a 'regular event', says UN health agency
news.un.org | 2020-08-25
There is likely only a slim possibility of people being reinfected with COVID-19, the UN health agency said on Tuesday, following reports in Hong Kong that a man had contracted new coronavirus for a second time after an interval of more than four months.
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Algeria announces referendum on new constitution in November
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-25
On November 1, 2020, Algeria will hold a referendum on the new constitution, the office of president Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Monday, August 24. The draft of the constitution will be submitted to the parliament before the referendum for debate and approval. | The announcement was made after president Tebboune met with the president of the country's National Electoral Authority on Monday. "During this meeting and, in light of the consultations of the President of the Republic with the parties concerned, it was decided to set the date of November 1, 2020 for the holding of the referendum on the draft revision o…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/25/algeria-a…

'Momentous milestone' as Africa eradicates wild poliovirus
news.un.org | 2020-08-25
The wild poliovirus has been eradicated in Africa, health officials announced on Tuesday, calling it a "momentous milestone" for the continent.
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Hemming and Hawing: A Complicated Day in the Neighborhood
Negin Farsad | progressive.org | 2020-08-25
There are Black and brown and white people who do crime-adjacent things who are not criminals. I want to recognize the institutional forces that have impacted their lives.
progressive.org/magazine/complicated-day…

A Disputed Election, a Constitutional Crisis, Polarisation … Welcome to 1876
Martin Pengelly | zcomm.org | 2020-08-25
Eric Foner, the pre-eminent historian of the civil war and Reconstruction, sees parallels with our own time but warns yesterday's solution would be a disaster…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-disputed-electio…

The Covid Crisis: Governments Are Faking It, and Copying Each Other
Jeffrey A. Tucker | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
A mystery for months is how it is that so many governments in so many different places on earth could have adopted the same or very similar preposterous policies, no matter the threat level of the virus, and without firm …
globalresearch.ca/governments-faking-cop…

Unlocking the Trauma Shall Set Ye Free
Ed Rampell | progressive.org | 2020-08-25
New documentary chronicles a restorative justice program at San Quentin State Prison.
progressive.org/dispatches/unlocking-tra…

Houseless resist second eviction effort in Philadelphia
Marie Kelly | workers.org | 2020-08-25
By Marie Kelly Aug. 18 — An encampment of over 100 houseless people sits on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway here, steps away from the iconic art museum of "Rocky" movie fame and under the noses of the Philadelphia bourgeoisie. JTD camp is a self-declared autonomous and cop-free zone providing a . . . | Continue reading Houseless resist second eviction effort in Philadelphia at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/08/50803/?utm_source=rs…

How Low Flows Due to Irrigation are Destroying Oregon's Deschutes River
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-25
The recent article "Low Flows On Deschutes" highlights why irrigation is a significant threat to our river's ecological integrity. According to the report, flows on a portion of the Deschutes dropped to 60 CFS leaving many parts of the river channel dry. To put this into perspective, historically, before irrigators took our water from us,…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/25/how-low-flow…

Reducing Intraoperative Hypotension Using a Machine Learning–Derived Early Warning System–Reply
Geerts BF, Vlaar AP, Veelo DP. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
In Reply Dr de Tymowski and colleagues suggest that a clinical analysis approach should have been compared with the machine learning approach in our study. This is exactly what was done. The control group was free to use blood pressure trend analysis, which was available on the monitors. Furthermore, it was not the physicians who monitored blood pressure more closely in the intervention group but the machine learning–derived algorithm. Moreover, all conventional parameters such as continuous arterial blood pressure were available in both groups.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Why Courts Across the World are Ruling That the Gig Economy is Paving the Road to Serfdom
Marshall Auerback | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-25
The tech industry buzzword "gig" has distracted society from important questions about the gig economy that are surprisingly traditional: whether a business has employees or contractors, and how it can avoid payroll taxes and legal liability. Countless Silicon Valley business models have been built under the guise of gigs, Uber and Lyft two of the…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/25/why-courts-a…

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)–Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Wiersinga W, Rhodes A, Cheng AC, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
This narrative review discusses what is currently known about the pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, management, prognosis, and prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Elagolix Reduces Fibroid-Related Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Long-term
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
Elagolix, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist, plus hormonal add-back therapy reduced heavy menstrual bleeding from uterine leiomyomas during up to 12 months of continuous treatment, according to a trial in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

A New Republic
Adolf Alzuphar | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-25
A misuse plagues our republic: the misuse of democracy; instead of building a democratic, and just, society, we simply use democracy to validate and renew the personnel of our oligarchic republic. These days, because the republic is fractured and oligarchic, democracy is being misused to maintain the same republic as the promise of a new…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/25/a-new-republ…

Black Kidney Function Matters
Powe NR. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
This Viewpoint discusses the practice of using patient race as a variable in algorithms to determine kidney function and suggests that estimating tools be developed that are equally precise but exclude race as a factor.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

India's food delivery workers strike over drastic cuts in pay
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-25
Delivery persons working for Swiggy–one of India's largest online food ordering and delivery platforms–have been on strike in multiple cities of the country over the past week. The scale of this labor action is expanding, as an increasing number of these workers down tools in a protest against the squeeze on their earnings. While the …
peoplesworld.org/article/indias-food-del…

GOP convention speeches: Lies, damned lies and (no) statistics
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-25
CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Mark Twain once said, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Well, speakers at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., engaged in something worse: Lies, damned lies and no statistics–especially about the coronavirus pandemic. As of 8: 30 a.m. on August 25, 5.742 million people in the U.S. have tested …
peoplesworld.org/article/gop-convention-…

Big tech support for racial justice is more talk than action
Martin Hart-Landsberg | mronline.org | 2020-08-25
In the month following the May 25th death of George Floyd, the largest technology companies collectively pledged more than a billion dollars in support of racial justice. Sounds like a lot of money, but for these companies it is pocket change.
mronline.org/2020/08/25/big-tech-support…

The DNC and the Politics of Betrayal. Political and Moral Bankruptcy of the Democratic Party
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
The political and moral bankruptcy of the Democratic Party was on full display last week. First it was the convention of the Democratic Party, where the progressive wing of the party was pushed to the margins while the victorious, neoliberal …
globalresearch.ca/dnc-politics-betrayal/…

Rights expert denounces lack of investigation into 2017 killing of journalist in South Sudan
news.un.org | 2020-08-25
Lack of investigation into the killing of a journalist three years ago in South Sudan is indicative of a wider climate of hostility towards journalists in the country, an independent UN human rights expert has said.
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Mailing sorting machines still being dismantled despite Postmaster's promises to suspend all radical changes to the USPS
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-25
"We have to fight back to protect the U.S. postal system. This is about our election at the end of the day, and we've got to ensure that every vote gets counted."
nationofchange.org/2020/08/25/mailing-so…

Attacks on Public Health Officials During COVID-19
Mello MM, Greene JA, Sharfstein JM. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
This Viewpoint discusses ongoing harassment and threats against US public health officials who propose or take steps to protect communities from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and it proposes possible responses, including a call to elected leaders to implement protection of the officials from illegal harassment, assault, and violence.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Midwest Dispatch: A Family Affair
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2020-08-25
Wisconsin vacation offers no respite from politics.
progressive.org/dispatches/a-family-affa…

Surviving at the crossroads of economic and racial intersectionality: Monique
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-25
This is an installment in a series of profiles of workers involved in the Fight for $15 and a Union. Read the other profiles here. ST. LOUIS — We are now talking about the closing of summer here in St. Louis. For many, the thermometer's gradual shift to cooler temperatures leads to cooler heads and …
peoplesworld.org/article/surviving-at-th…

'Unprecedented and Wrong': Pompeo Slammed for Plans to Address GOP Convention from Jerusalem
Jessica Corbett | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign announced Sunday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will address this week's Republican National Convention–news that sparked swift criticism both because it's unprecedented for the nation's top diplomat to participate in this type of political …
globalresearch.ca/pompeo-slammed-plans-a…

Forging unity within the working class: an interview with Michael D. Yates
Michael D. Yates | mronline.org | 2020-08-25
The ruling class always tries to divide the working class. We must make certain that the working class is not divided internally and we can draw on the past to find examples of working-class organizations that have actively worked to generate a cohesive and class-conscious membership.
mronline.org/2020/08/25/forging-unity-wi…

China's Growth Strategy To Strengthen the Domestic Market
telesurenglish.net | 2020-08-25
China's President Xi Jinping Monday said that his country will face the "turbulent changes" marked by the "increased risks abroad" through an economic growth model based on the strengthening of domestic consumption. | RELATED: | China Defends TikTok's Lawsuit to Protect Its Interests | During a symposium on the five-year economic plan that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will unveil in 2021, Xi assured that his country must prepare for the challenge posed by the "increasing headwinds…
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The Comeback of Manufacturing Jobs: MAGA Land and the Real World
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-08-25
We know that Donald Trump has no interest in reality, but just in case anyone might be tempted to take his boasts about bringing back manufacturing jobs seriously, it is worth a quick visit to the actual numbers. In 2016 Trump focused his campaign on a series of Midwestern swing states that had been hard …
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Chile Can Hold a Safe Electoral Process, UNDP Assures
telesurenglish.net | 2020-08-25
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Monday assured that Chile can hold safe elections in October if the authorities take the appropriate health protocols. | RELATED: | Chile Must Drop Criminal Charges Against Feminist Arts Group | "It is possible to hold elections without putting in danger more people. However, this is a complex process that requires a lot of planning," UNDP Assistant Resident Representative Marcela Rios said. | She mentioned that health measures should…
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China: Everything Proceeding According to Plan, Complete Interruption of Relations with US?
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
This article was originally published on Asia Times. | Let's start with the story of an incredibly disappearing summit. | Every August, the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) converges to the town of Beidaihe, a seaside resort some two …
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Perspectiva de revolucionaria sur asiática sobre Kamala Harris
Tania Siddiqi | workers.org | 2020-08-25
Tania Siddiqi El presunto candidato presidencial demócrata Joe Biden anunció el 11 de agosto que la senadora de California Kamala Devi Harris, la primera estadounidense del sur de Asia y la segunda mujer africa-americana en servir como senadora de Estados Unidos, será su compañera de fórmula para las elecciones presidenciales . . . | Continue reading Perspectiva de revolucionaria sur asiática sobre Kamala Harris at Workers.org
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Using Lessons From Sepsis for Recovery From COVID-19
Prescott HC, Girard TD. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
This Viewpoint discusses the possibility that survivors of severe COVID-19 will experience persistent symptoms similar to those of post-sepsis syndrome and reviews best practices for promoting recovery from intensive care illness, including referral to physical and occupational therapy, medication optimization, and structured exercise.
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°Detengan el ataque de Trump a la oficina de correos!
Joe Piette | workers.org | 2020-08-25
Si 150 millones de personas votan por correo en noviembre, no abrumaría al Servicio Postal de los Estados Unidos, que procesa diariamente más de 472 millones de correos. Pero los funcionarios postales, en aparente coordinación con los esfuerzos del presidente Donald Trump para suprimir los derechos de voto, han promulgado . . . | Continue reading °Detengan el ataque de Trump a la oficina de correos! at Workers.org
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Effect of Genotype-Guided Oral P2Y12 Inhibitor Selection vs Clopidogrel on Ischemic Outcomes After PCI
Pereira NL, Farkouh ME, So D, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
This open-label randomized trial compares the effect of a genotype-guided oral P2Y12 inhibitor selection strategy vs conventional clopidogrel prescribing on 12-month ischemic outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in CYP2C19*2/CYP2C19*3 loss-of-function allele carriers with acute coronary syndromes and stable cardiovascular disease.
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Lung Diseases Affecting US Workers Cost Billions Annually
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
Annual expenditures for US workers totaled $7 billion for asthma care and $5 billion for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) care between 2011 and 2015, according to CDC researchers.
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A Song Sung Sweet to Greet the Dead
Colquhoun G. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
for Tybias, Levi, Leon, and their grandmother…
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Mumbai's Homeless: "Our Masks Floated Away"
Aakanksha | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-25
Meena did not sleep that night. The rain water had entered her home. The flimsy tarpaulin couldn't hold the downpour and crashed in minutes. Meena and her family ran to take shelter in front of a closed shop. "We sat there the whole night [in early July] until the rain stopped," she says, resting on…
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2020: Make It Stop
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-08-25
Stir Crazy! Episode 81: Today we are joined by political commentator Marcus Ferrell, Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership Neill Franklin, and investigative reporter Stephen Janis. Hosted by Kim Brown.
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The Spanish State's "Nationalization" of Clinics Resembles Privatization
Chris Gilbert | zcomm.org | 2020-08-25
The pattern of how capitalist countries respond to the crisis — namely, by putting private profit over shared wellbeing and overemphasizing individual responsibility while avoiding controls on profit-making activities that are the key sources of contagion…
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Devastated by pandemic, tourism sector must be rebuilt in a safe, equitable and climate friendly way — UN chief
news.un.org | 2020-08-25
Tourism is much more than visiting cultural landmarks or swimming in tropical beaches; it is "one of the world's most important economic sectors", the UN chief said on Tuesday.
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Effect of Vitamin D 3 on Severe Asthma Exacerbations in Children With Asthma and Low Vitamin D Levels
Forno E, Bacharier LB, Phipatanakul W, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
This randomized trial compares the effects of vitamin D3 vs placebo on time to severe exacerbation in children with asthma and low vitamin D levels.
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Precision Nutrition–the Answer to "What to Eat to Stay Healthy"
Rodgers GP, Collins FS. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
In this Viewpoint directors of the NIH and NIDDK summarize the agency's 2020-2030 Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research, a roadmap to establish a science of nutrition as a means to prevent and treat illness and to develop actionable, evidence-based dietary recommendations across cultures and settings.
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Governments need to boost economies with large fiscal stimulus
Surajit Das | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-25
The world economy is currently facing an acute shortage in demand due to the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19. Most of the economies are projected to register a negative growth rate and unemployment rates are set to skyrocket. This would further reduce the aggregate demand, pushing economies into a vicious trap of decline in demand leading to lower profits and investment, which in turn would further curtail growth and aggravate unemployment. Rising unemployment and falling wages would further depress the levels of demand in the economy. To get out of this vicious cycle, economies require a big p…
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Trump, aides embrace fascist Republican candidates
wsws.org | 2020-08-25
At a press briefing last week, the US president delivered an extraordinary thumbs-up to the QAnon online grouping, which justifies violence against his political opponents.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/25/qano…

Joint Statement by the Greens of Turkey and Greens of Greece on recent tension in Eastern Mediterranean Sea
GTGG | zcomm.org | 2020-08-25
"We, Greek and Turkish Greens, are both deeply concerned about the current build-up of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean."
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Tomato Gardeners: The Latest Victim in the Government's War on Drugs
John Whitehead | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-25
Merely growing a vegetable garden on your own property, or in a greenhouse on your property, or shopping at a gardening store for gardening supplies–incredibly enough–could set you up for a drug raid sanctioned by the courts.
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Aspirin Fails to Prevent Depression in Older Adults
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
Low-dose aspirin did not reduce the risk of depression in healthy older adults, a trial in JAMA Psychiatry reported. Depression is associated with elevated markers of inflammation, which may occur before symptoms arise, particularly in older people.
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Three years after exodus, Rohingya refugees 'more vulnerable than ever'
news.un.org | 2020-08-25
Three years into the Rohingya refugee crisis, women, men and children — driven from their homes in Myanmar into camps across the border in Bangladesh — are more vulnerable than ever, UN agencies have reported.
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First Person: tourism in Hawaii grounded during pandemic
news.un.org | 2020-08-25
Tourism is Hawaii's biggest industry, with some 10 million visitors to the lslands ever year. But that has all changed since the COVID-19 pandemic, and many businesses on the archipelago have been forced to shut down for good, according to a helicopter pilot who flies pleasure trips for tourists.
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Shorter Resident Shifts May Not Improve Patient Safety
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
Residents who worked schedules that eliminated extended shifts made a greater number of serious errors than those who worked schedules with shifts of 24 or more hours, a trial in the New England Journal of Medicine reported.
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Paraguayan students and peasants demand greater budget for public education
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-25
In the light of the economic crisis faced by a large number of families due to the COVID-19 pandemic, high school and university students as well as peasants of Paraguay are demanding a greater budget for the public education sector. They are also demanding that the national government pass the bill that prohibits charging tuition fees in public universities and implement it on the national level and on a permanent basis. | On August 24, students and peasants' organizations such as the National Federation of Secondary Students (FENAES), the Coordinator of University Students of the National University of Asuncion…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/25/paraguaya…

Global Research: Shedding Light on Complex Issues
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
Dear Readers, | The goal of the Global Research website is to shed light on complex and controversial issues often neglected by the mainstream media. You help this light shine brighter by sharing the information we publish, engaging in research and …
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Open Letter: "Stand with anarchist publishers banned by Facebook"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-25
Announcing a Solidarity Statement from Anarchist Agency…
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Drug Shortages and Group Purchasing Organizations–Reply
Donohue JM, Hernandez I, Hershey T. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
In Reply We agree with Ms Calleja that GPOs play an important role in the supply of health care products, including pharmaceuticals. The need for a high-functioning supply chain for health care products has never been more salient than now, during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Accuracy of Plasma P-tau217 for Distinguishing Alzheimer Disease From Other Neurodegenerative Disorders
Palmqvist S, Janelidze S, Quiroz YT, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
This cross-sectional study compares the accuracy of plasma tau phosphorylated at threonine 217 (P-tau217) levels vs other plasma-, MRI-, CSF-, and PET-based markers for distinguishing Alzheimer from other neurodegenerative diseases in 3 cohorts in Arizona, Sweden, and Columbia with or at risk for dementia.
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This Month's Most Popular Articles
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
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Drug Shortages and Group Purchasing Organizations
Calleja K. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
To the Editor Health care group purchasing organizations (GPOs) play an important role in helping to deliver a safe and reliable supply of products to health care clinicians. Unfortunately, a recent Viewpoint on drug shortages misrepresented key aspects regarding GPOs.
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COVID-19 and the Nakedness of the Corporate University
David Schultz | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-25
The coronavirus pandemic has both changed everything and accelerated trends that were already occurring across the world in business, politics, and how people shop and interact. The same is true with American higher education. As colleges and universities across America are restarting, Covid-19 has laid bare the nakedness of the corporate university, revealing how education and learning have long been displaced as the primary purpose of colleges and universities.
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Hundreds of Thousands of People in Limbo as They Wait for Justice
Manar Waheed | aclu.org | 2020-08-25
Every day, nearly 400,000 people in America with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) wake up wondering whether today will bring news of a court ruling that could effectively end their immigration status and put them at risk for deportation. Perhaps worse is the impact the decision could have on their U.S. citizen children. Thousands of young Americans could face an impossible choice: leave the U.S. to stay with their parents or lose their parents if they choose to stay in the only country they've ever known. They can't have both, at least if the Trump administration has its way., , The court case on which the fat…
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DARPA, Operation Warp Speed, and the Covid-19 Ka-ching Ahead
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-25
If/When Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca put out a viable Covid-19 solution in October, it won't come as a surprise to DARPA. The Department of Defense agency that 'gifted' the original Internet (ARPANET) to the world back in the 70s, set up the Pandemic Prevention Program (P3) shortly after Donald J. Trump's presidential inauguration in January…
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What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?
Kates MM, Tuli S. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
This JAMA Patient Page describes LASIK, a type of laser surgery that corrects blurry vision usually treated with eyeglasses, and summarizes who can benefit and the procedure's risks.
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The Triumph of Monopoly Capitalism is Hurting American Workers' Life Expectancy
John Buell | zcomm.org | 2020-08-25
Monopoly power and concentrated wealth do immense harm to the bottom third of the wealth spectrum…
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Should We be More Worried About the Economy?
Dean Baker | zcomm.org | 2020-08-25
Starting with the one I find most troubling, their source on job posting shows a huge falloff in August. Nationally, we are almost back to the lows reached in May.
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Appello Ai Leader Dei Nove Stati Con Armi Nucleari (Cina, Francia, India, Israele, Nord Corea, Pakistan, Regno Unito, Russia, Stati Uniti)
Comitato No Nato No Guerra | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
Noi, persone di buona volontà di tutti i ceti sociali, di tutti i continenti, di credo e religioni diverse, richiamiamo la vostra attenzione sulla minaccia di una guerra nucleare totale che puà≤ scoppiare molto facilmente a causa di azioni deliberate …
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US to Tighten Venezuela Sanctions after Gasoline Seizure
Ricardo Vaz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-25
The Trump administration is reportedly considering ending all Venezuela oil sanctions exemptions in October. | "Whatever oil business is left has to be completed (by the deadline)," an anonymous source told Reuters, while a State Department spokesman said Washington continues …
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Outrage in Pittsburgh over police abduction of anti-racism protester
Dominic DeNuzzio | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-25
At a recent march in Pittsburgh organized by the group Black Young & Educated, a peace marshal who was helping protect demonstrators by blocking off the streets was suddenly abducted by armed plain clothes thugs in an unmarked van. On the ground no one was able to verify if it was cops or right wing …
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The Architecture of Surveillance in Northern Virginia
Steven Salaita | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-25
Back in November, I had to drop off my bus at one of the county garages for a minor repair. On the way, I radioed dispatch and said I'd need a ride back to the lot where my car was parked. I dallied outside the garage office, on the clock, until my ride ambled along…
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Masai and the Iceberg of Impunity
Jeff Berg | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-25
Every report I've seen on the injustice suffered by Masai Ujiri in Oakland last June has talked about the tip and ignored the iceberg. That this could be so at this BLM moment is deeply worrying and shows that our problems go well beyond even systemic racism. For those of you who don't know, bodycam…
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Experts Discuss COVID-19–Remdesivir, Vaccines, and More
jamanetwork.com | 2020-08-25
This JAMA Live Highlights feature provides comments about the coronavirus 2019 pandemic from experts in clinical medicine, public health, and health policy expressed during livestream interviews with JAMA Network Editor in Chief Howard Bauchner, MD.
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Black NBA executive abused by white police officer
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-08-25
The Toronto Raptors won their first National Basketball Association championship in Oakland, Calif., in June 2019, when they defeated the Golden State Warriors in a best of seven-game series, four games to two. When the Raptors' president of operations, Masai Ujiri, attempted to make his way onto the winners' platform . . . | Continue reading Black NBA executive abused by white police officer at Workers.org
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Three years on, Rohingya refugees 'more vulnerable than ever'
news.un.org | 2020-08-25
Three years into the Rohingya refugee crisis, women, men and children — driven from their homes in Myanmar into camps across the border in Bangladesh — are more vulnerable than ever, UN agencies have reported.
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"Information has value": The political economy of information capitalism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-25
The "Information Has Value" frame provides a welcome opening to discuss information capitalism, including the commodification of information, information labor, concentration of ownership, and audience data extraction/surveillance.
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Halting our descent into tyranny: Defeating the global elite's Covid-19 coup
Robert J. Burrowes | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-25
You can submit to tyranny or you can resist it.
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Republican Convention Takes on the Weighty Task of Boosting Trump's Bruised Ego
William rivers Pitt | zcomm.org | 2020-08-25
The "Audience of One" media phenomenon is perhaps the most vivid, daily available evidence of the stranglehold Donald Trump has on the Republican Party.
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Sex-bias in COVID-19-associated illness severity and mortality in cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Robin Park, Anusha Chidharla, Kathan Mehta, Weijing Sun, Elizabeth Wulff-Burchfield, Anup Kasi | thelancet.com | 2020-08-25
Male sex was associated with a higher risk of severe illness and death attributable to COVID-19. This finding has implications in informing the clinical prognosis and decision making in the care of cancer patients.
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The Heat: Belarus protests
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2020-08-25
Protests continue in Belarus weeks after President Alexander Lukashenko claims a landslide victory in the latest election.
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Iran seeks to cooperate with IAEA based on Intl. regulations
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Islamic Republic of Iran seeks to cooperate with IAEA based on international regulations.
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5th night of Muharram mourning in Zanjan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
ZANJAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — The mourning ceremonies on the fifth night of Muharram in Zanjan Province, west of Iran, were held preserving the anti-coronavirus health and social-distancing protocols.
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IAEA's reports indicate reduction of Iran's JCPOA commitments
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that IAEA's reports indicate that Iran has taken all the five steps to reduce commitments to JCPOA.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162747/IAEA-s-repor…

WINaTALENT research on outsourcing failure
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Research by Technavio predicts that the IT outsourcing market size will grow by $98 billion during 2020-2024, so software outsourcing is definitely on the rise.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162738/WINaTALENT-r…

Iran's government not waiting for US election
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei said that Iran's administration will not wait for the result of the upcoming US election.
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UNSC not able to take action on US move against Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — UN Security Council President Dian Triansyah Djani said on Tuesday that he is not in a position to take further action on the attempt by the US to re-impose all UN sanctions on Iran.
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FM Zarif, IAEA chief hold talks in Tehran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister met and held talks with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi on Tuesday afternoon.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162736/FM-Zarif-IAE…

Rouhani orders implementation of new Iran-India tax laws
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, on Tuesday, ordered the finance ministry to implement a new law of an agreement between Iran an India made on double-taxation avoidance and tax-evasion prevention.
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Iran-Russia coop. has wide capacities incl. arms trade
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami pointed to the high potential of military cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162731/Iran-Russia-…

Iranian 'Crab' wins Special Jury Prize at Hiroshima Filmfest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug, 25 (MNA) — Iranian short animation 'Crab' directed by Shiva Sadegh Asadi won the Special Jury Prize in the 18th Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2020.
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IAEA vows to fulfill obligations responsibly despite pressure
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — The head of the UN nuclear watchdog stressed that his organization will carry out its commitments regrading Iran responsibly and independently, despite some pressures.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162730/IAEA-vows-to…

Jahangiri felicitates Independence Day of Ukraine
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri congratulated the Independence Day of Ukraine on Tuesday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162744/Jahangiri-fe…

Grossi negotiating IAEA's safeguards verification activities
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — In a tweet on Tuesday, the IAEA Chief Rafael Grossi said during his ongoing visit to Iran, he is seeking to reach an agreement with the Iranian side on IAEA's safeguards verification activities in the country.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162732/Grossi-negot…

SP gas condensate production vol. up 87%: CEO
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Chief Executive of South Pars Gas Company (SPGC) said that the production of gas condensate at South Pars Gas Field (SPGF) has increased more than 87 percent from 2013 to 2020.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162710/SP-gas-conde…

Displaying Ashura narrations using video mapping in Hamedan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
HAMEDAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Since the beginning of the mourning month of Muharram, a "Video Mapping" is performed in Imam Khomeini (RA) Square of Hamedan every night in five turns and in the form of a 5-minute video clip.
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Kish intl. futsal tournament called off
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — An international futsal tournament that was scheduled to take place in September has been called off.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162739/Kish-intl-fu…

Ehsan Hajsafi to join Greece's Aris Thessaloniki
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — A Greek website has reported that the Iranian midfielder, Ehsan Hajsafi, who plays for Tractor Sazi, will leave his team in case it loses the semi-final match at the Iranian Hazfi Cup.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162742/Ehsan-Hajsaf…

US police brutality stems from racist way of thinking: Veep
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iran's First Vice-President on Tue. blasted US police for its brutalities against the American people and said that US' police behavior is the outcome of domination of racist thoughts in that country.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162753/US-police-br…

Iran COVID-19 update: 125 deaths, 2,213 cases in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 2,213 COVID-19 infections and 125 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.
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FM Zarif bids farewell to outgoing Chilean envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-25
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday received Chilean Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran Ignacio Janus at the end of his mission.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162754/FM-Zarif-bid…

MBA students receive Imperial's first Sainsbury Management Fellows scholarships
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-08-25
Two incoming MBA students at the Business School have been awarded a prestigious scholarship for engineering graduates worth £50,000 each.
imperial.ac.uk/news/202773/mba-students-receive-imperials-first-sainsbury

Republican Party O.K. with COVID19 Deaths & Economy
By the Company They Keep | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
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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Sunday 8/30: Earle Baum Center & Balletto Vineyards' 'Tasting in the Dark'
Earle Baum Center | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
Virtual event…
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Sunday 10/25: When An Afro-Latina Woman Ran For Vice-President And Nobody Knew Her Name
Oakland Greens | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
Online ZOOM Event…
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Rolling Pin Squad Defends USPS in Palo Alto
Roving Reporter | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
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, "
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Saturday 9/12: Introductions 2020
Root Division | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
Online.
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The Republican convention: Four nights of fascist filth begin
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
While the Democratic Party is running the 2020 election with the same strategy as 2016, Trump has a program–the forcible suppression of social contradictions using fascist methods.
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Monday 8/24: DA Boudin CA AG Becerra Prosecute UBER CEO Dara Khosrowshahi On Workers Comp
United Public Workers For Action | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
UBER New World Headquarters | 1725 Third St. (in Mission Bay)…
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Thursday 8/27: Protest Trump's Nomination Speech — Trump/Pence Out Now!
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
24th and Mission | San Francisco…
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LaDoris Cordell Speaks at Save USPS Rally
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
Movie one minute 34 seconds.
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Prosecute UBER CEO Dara Khosrawshahi For Failure To Provide Workers Compensation
Steve Zelzter | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
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.
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Video: The Narcissism Epidemic, 1 hour
Jean Twenge | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
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.
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Tuesday 9/1: Bi-Weekly Community Meeting On Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests
Revolutionary United Front | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…
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Battling Economic Crises, Tropical Storm Laura Slams Haiti and Dominican Republic
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
Over the weekend, Tropical Storm Laura pummeled Haiti and the Dominican Republic leaving at least 13 dead, infrastructure decimated and towns isolated by landslides.
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15 Demands for Anti-Racist Bookstores
BTCEAP | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
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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HOW NATO GETS RUINED
Jacques Bearden | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
In Brussels, the old political headquarters of NATO is being demolished.
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Free Radio's Bathrobespierre's Broadsides Show on the Net
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
The regular Free Radio Santa Cruz twice-weekly Bathrobespierre's Broadsides show usually available on the web at freakradio.org is being presented here. Fire evacuation has made normal netcasting unavailable at this time. Here in its place is a 4 hour show.of interviews with folks aside on 8-22-20.
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Traffic Stopping Protest and March to Save the USPS
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
On August 22, tens of thousands of people took action across America with a message — #SaveUSPS. In Palo Alto, a giant dragon blowup figure dominated the scene … protesters dressed it as a postal worker and posed it at the entrance of the downtown post office.
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Schools Is In and Education is Back in Tampa Bay
Olga Fajardo | indybay.org | 2020-08-25
Despite all the adversity and all the state ordinances to handle these imposed health protocols, placed to create a safe environment during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Koch Academic Influence Returns To Massachusetts With New Tufts University Think Tank
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-25
When a new Massachusetts think tank housed at Tufts University launched earlier this year, Boston-based media described it as a "CBO-like center" (referring to the Congressional Budget Office) that would offer an "independent analysis" of proposed state policy and legislation. | But one of the main funders of this think tank, called the Center for State Policy Analysis, is a program tied financially to the petrochemical billionaire Koch family. This apparent Koch-linked funding raises questions about just how independent the center's policy analyses may be. Initial funding for this think tank, as CommonWealth rep…
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California And Colorado: Climate-Driven Transformation Of Wildfires
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-25
The wildfires that exploded over the past few days in California and Colorado show clear influences of global warming, climate scientists say, and evidence of how a warming and drying climate is increasing the size and severity of fires from the California coast to the high Rocky Mountains. | They may also be the latest examples of climate-driven wildfires around the world burning not only much bigger, hotter and faster, but exploding into landscapes and seasons in which they were previously rare. | For tens of thousands of Californians enduring evacuations, and millions more suffering through smoke that has brou…
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How The Pandemic Has Sped Up The Passage To Postcapitalism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-25
Two days ago, something extraordinary happened. Something that has never happened before in the history of capitalism. In Britain, the news came out that the economy had suffered its greatest slump ever — more than 22% down during the first 7 months of 2020. Remarkably, on the same day, the London Stock Exchange, the FTSE100 index, rose by more than 2%. On the same day, during a time America has ground to a halt and is beginning to look like not just as an economy in deep trouble but also, ominously, as a failed state, Wall Street's SP500 index hit an all-time record. | Unable to contain myself, I tweeted t…
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US Sanctions Are Starving Syria
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-25
In June, the US imposed its harshest sanctions on Syria to date, prompting the World Food Programme to warn of "mass starvation or another mass exodus." The US sanctions law known as the Caesar Act openly states that its strategy is to prevent reconstruction in government-held areas where most Syrians live, in which the Syrian government now controls after defeating a decade-long, devastating proxy war waged by the US and its allies. | In a new article for Foreign Affairs, scholar Joshua Landis and former Obama administration official Steve Simon write that the current US sanctions policy, quote, "further immiser…
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China And The Decline Of US Power
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-25
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. China appears to have moved ahead of the US. Maritime surveillance and lunar geography would be two such sub-fields. Chinese advances in electronics and telecommunications have also been breathtaking. It is because China is at the forefront of cutting edge technology that there is so much anxiety in the US and the West today about China's ascendancy. More than its production of goods and services, it is China's massive global…
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Who Benefits? The Navalny Case: Usual Suspects, Actual Culprits
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-25
We are concerned about the recent news relating to the poisoning of Russian opposition leader, Alexey Navalny, and believe that it may be another attempt by certain interested parties to worsen the already strained US-Russia relations. | Even those who despise President Putin know that he is not insane. Why would Putin seek 'normal' relations with Europe [and, at the beginning at least, the United States] only to subvert those efforts by having people shot next door to the Kremlin (Nemtsov) or poisoned on airplanes or airports (Navalny)?
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Germany Begins A Universal-Basic-Income Trial For Three Years
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-25
Germany is about to become the latest country to trial a universal basic income, starting a three-year study of how it affects the economy and recipients' well-being. | As part of the study, 120 people will receive ‚Ǩ1,200, or about $1,430, each month for three years — an amount just above Germany's poverty line — and researchers will compare their experiences with another group of 1,380 people who will not receive the payments. | The study, conducted by the German Institute for Economic Research, has been funded by 140,000 private donations. | All participants will be asked to compl…
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The Irresistible Rise Of The Civilization-State
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-25
A specter is haunting the liberal West: the rise of the "civilization-state". As America's political power wanes and its moral authority collapses, the rising challengers of Eurasia have adopted the model of the civilization-state to distinguish themselves from a paralyzed liberal order, which lurches from crisis to crisis without ever quite dying nor yet birthing a viable successor. Summarising the civilization-state model, the political theorist Adrian Pabst observes that "in China and Russia the ruling classes reject Western liberalism and the expansion of a global market society. They define their countries a…
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'Hear me roar!' Trump Jr's girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle steals show at RNC with high-volume speech (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-08-25
Former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle made a loud impression on viewers of the Republican convention, delivering a high-decibel speech in support of President Donald Trump which was deemed ear-splitting by critics online. | Guilfoyle, former host of Fox's 'The Five' and the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr, took the stage on the first night of the Republican National Convention on Monday, where she addressed a virtual audience due to coronavirus concerns. | "Don't let the Democrats take you for granted. Don't let them step on you," she boomed to an empty hall, closing the speech with a promise for a second Trum…
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Washington Post does about-face on Covid-19 plasma treatment the moment Trump comes out in favor
rt.com | 2020-08-25
Media coverage of a promising Covid-19 treatment has flipped from supportive to negative, a US health official has revealed, suggesting the president's praise of the treatment might relate to it falling out of favor. | The Washington Post's outlook on using blood plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients to treat the sick has flipped from optimistic to skeptical following a Sunday announcement from US President Donald Trump that the treatment has received emergency approval by the Food and Drug Administration. The switch in coverage was noted by the spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services on Mo…
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'Liberals' excuse to say the n-word'? 'Uncle Tom' trending as disaffected RNC viewers fail at mocking convention's speakers
rt.com | 2020-08-25
The first day of the RNC featured a slate of black and female speakers. The party's Twitter critics said these people betrayed their race and gender, calling them "Uncle Tom's" to the dismay of US conservatives. | The Republican National Convention's Monday lineup featured speakers like US Senator Tim Scott, Congressman Vernon Jones and former NFL player Herschel Walker, who are all African Americans and were accused of being "Uncle Tom's". Their critics who use this derogatory term believe that they were betraying the black community by aligning with the Republican party and President Donald Trump. | "Uncle T…
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'That was really good for CNN!' Trump swaps anger for gratitude as he hails his MSM nemesis for covering RNC
rt.com | 2020-08-25
Not historically a CNN fan, US President Donald Trump suddenly decided to thank the network for reporting on last night's Republican Convention — but…
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Pompeo finds himself under investigation after speaking at Republican convention from Israel
rt.com | 2020-08-25
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's decision to record a speech for the Republican National Convention from Jerusalem has angered Democrats and the US foreign policy establishment, who are calling it unethical and maybe illegal. | Pompeo is currently on a tour of the Middle East. He left Israel for Sudan on Tuesday morning, but not before he recorded a message from Jerusalem that is scheduled to be shown at the Republican party convention later in the day. The message is supposed to be in his "personal capacity" but the Democrats and foreign policy think-tanks in Washington, DC aren't buying it. | "He doesn't…
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Fauci argues against potential emergency approval for Covid-19 vaccine, says it'll put other vaccines at disadvantage
rt.com | 2020-08-25
Anthony Fauci, a top federal health expert, has warned that rolling out a coronavirus vaccine under an emergency approval could make testing for other immunizations "impossible," arguing it might rob the trials of participants. | Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told Reuters in an interview on Monday that a vaccine should not be given an emergency use authorization (EUA) "before you have a signal of efficacy," saying it could jeopardize the other various vaccines under testing. | "One of the potential dangers if you prematurely let a vaccine out is that it would…
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Cuban-born businessman Maximo Alvarez compares Joe Biden to Fidel Castro in RNC address
rt.com | 2020-08-25
Maximo Alvarez, a Cuban-American businessman, told the Republican National Convention that the Democrats were emulating the ideas espoused by the communist government that his family had fled from when he was a boy. | The Florida resident and founder of Sunshine Gasoline Distributors accused Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of mainly being interested in power for himself, exposing the United States to policies that "destroyed" his native country of Cuba. | "I have seen people like this before. I've seen movements like this before. I've seen ideas like this before. I am here to tell you — we canno…
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