Daily Archives: August 26, 2020

2020-08-26: News Headlines

Fight Back (2020-08-27). Blue lives supporter Kyle Rittenhouse shoots three in Kenosha, killing two. fightbacknews.org Kenosha, WI – August 25 marked the third night of the uprising that has engulfed Kenosha since the attempted murder of Jacob Blake at the hands of Kenosha police. It was also the deadliest yet, with several people being shot as reactionaries descended on the city. Two of those shot tragically lost their lives. | While the authorities, including the Kenosha Police Department, have yet to release any specifics on the situation, the people who were on the ground recording every moment have been hard at work piecing the available evidence together. As things stand, all of that evidence points to the racist killer bei…

Fight Back (2020-08-27). The battle for the United States Postal Service. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On August 18, amid public outcry, political scrutiny and protests, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced that his so-called 'reforms' will be put on hold until after the election. While voting rights advocates can and should take this as a partial win, postal workers and concerned postal customers must continue to escalate and build a movement that can permanently end DeJoy's policies of deliberate sabotage and reverse the damage that has already been done. | What have the 'reforms' meant for postal workers and customers? | People around the country were shocked to see images appear of dismantl…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-08-27). Global Capitalism, "World Government" and the Corona Crisis. globalresearch.ca The COVID-19 crisis is marked by a public health "emergency" under WHO auspices which is being used as a pretext and a justification to triggering a Worldwide process of economic, social and political restructuring.

Ted Kelly (2020-08-27). Stop the execution of Lezmond Mitchell! workers.org The U.S. government has scheduled the federal execution of 38-year-old Lezmond Mitchell of the Navajo Nation on Aug. 26, despite widespread condemnation. Great Seal of the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation has formally protested the execution on grounds of tribal sovereignty. Family members of Navajo citizens who Mitchell was convicted . . . |

Carly Nicole Sanchez (2020-08-27). Ranch 2 fire sweeps Azusa Canyon in California. liberationnews.org Leaving vulnerable populations without protection from the man-made crisis of global warming would be avoided with a new socialist system that centers the struggles of the people.

Kim Petersen (2020-08-27). The Logic of Mask Wearing. dissidentvoice.org [T]he hard but just rule [of science] is that if the ideas didn't work, you must throw them away. — Carl Sagan1 Astrophysicist Carl Sagan puts into plain language the principle of falsification propounded by the philosopher of science Karl Popper. Rigorous science demands that a theory must be capable of being tested and disproven; …

Max Parry (2020-08-27). HBO's Welcome to Chechnya is Latest Anti-Russian Cold War Propaganda. dissidentvoice.org In 2017, explosive allegations first emerged that the authorities of the Chechen Republic were reportedly interning gay men in concentration camps. After a three year period of dormancy, the accusations have resurfaced in a new feature length documentary by HBO Films entitled Welcome to Chechnya. Shot between mid-2017 and early last year, the film has …

Unicorn Riot (2020-08-27). Daughter Organizes March for Father Killed After Police Interaction. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — Lionel Lewis was 26-years-old when he died in police custody in northern Minnesota in 2002. Lewis' daughter, Mia, was only one at the time. | Mia is dedicating her birthday this year to her father and has organized a public demonstration in remembrance…

Fight Back (2020-08-26). Protests continue in Kenosha, WI. fightbacknews.org Kenosha, WI – Protests demanding justice for Jacob Blake continued here, August 25. Barricades have been erected around the Kenosha County Courthouse, armored vehicles drove through the crowd multiple times, and snipers are on the roof firing pepper-spray projectiles into the crowd. One protester was shot in the head after coming up to bring another protester away from the fencing. There are many reports of people being beaten and abducted by cops. | Members of the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and Freedom Road Socialist Organization are participating in the protests. | This is a deve…

Eds. (2020-08-26). 'We Want Justice': Mass demonstrations and marches erupt Nationwide to protest police shooting of Jacob Blake. mronline.org "The video that came out of Kenosha is absolutely horrific. I don't understand how people can watch it and not be here."

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-26). White supremacist who killed two protesters in Kenosha arrested nearly 12 hours later. peoplesdispatch.org 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse who fatally shot two protesters in Kenosha and left the scene even as the police was arriving was arrested in the neighboring State of Illinois…

Chris Walker (2020-08-26). Protests Erupt After Wisconsin Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man Seven Times. zcomm.org Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man from Kenosha, Wisconsin, was shot seven times in the back by police officers on Sunday evening as he attempted to enter his own car…

Editor (2020-08-27). Not being Trump is not enough. workers.org Once every four years, the two major capitalist parties in the United States get unlimited prime-time media, with much hoopla, to promote their candidates for U.S. president and vice president. The four-day Democratic National Convention that ended Aug. 20 offered far less than usual, which cannot just be blamed on . . . |

Staff (2020-08-26). Headlines for August 26, 2020. democracynow.org Two Killed as White Militia Member Fires on Black Lives Matter Protesters in Kenosha, WI, Family of Jacob Blake Demands Arrest of Officers Who Shot Him in the Back, Black Lives Matter Protesters Shot At While Marching in Pennsylvania, Republican National Convention Speakers Continue to Flout Hatch Act Ethics Laws, CDC Quietly Drops Test Recommendation for Asymptomatic People Exposed to COVID-19, Far-Right Militia Leader Ammon Bundy Arrested at Idaho State Capitol, Argentina Posts Record Coronavirus Toll; COVID-19 Resurgent in Europe, Hurricane Laura Could Become Category 4 Storm Ahead of Gulf Coast Landfall, Leba…

Staff (2020-08-26). Two Shot Dead in Kenosha as Armed Militias Confront BLM Protests over Police Shooting of Jacob Blake. democracynow.org Protests continue in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where police shot an unarmed Black man in the back seven times as he was getting into his car, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Jacob Blake was reportedly breaking up a fight before police shot him, and the shooting was witnessed by his three young children. On Tuesday, the situation escalated further when at least one white gunman opened fire on a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters. Two people were killed, and a third was injured, as police continued a violent crackdown on protesters demanding justice for Blake. We speak with Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Ma…

_____ (2020-08-26). Rebellions Break Out In Lafayette And Kenosha. popularresistance.org A new round of uprisings has kicked off across the so-called United States following the police killings of Trayford Pellerin, "a 31-year-old Black man who was fatally shot Friday night" in Lafayette, New Orleans and 29-year-old Jacob Blake, also Black, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Pellerin was killed after police were called to the scene of a convenience store after someone called in reports of a man walking around with a knife. Police responded by first tasering Pallerin and then shooting him after he walked toward a gas station door.

_____ (2020-08-26). Doctors Decry 'Less Lethal' Police Munitions. popularresistance.org A group of doctors from the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Austin penned a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine to warn of the dangers of police's less-lethal munitions used to subdue Black Lives Matter protesters after treating several patients with severe injuries. | The Associated Press (AP) reports that 12 doctors from Dell Seton said Austin police used bean bag rounds in place of actual bullets to control the protests, but the bean bags still resulted in injuries like bleeding in the brain and a skull fracture.

_____ (2020-08-26). Overfunding The Military Drives Climate Crisis And White Supremacist Culture. popularresistance.org As the U.S. now approaches the third month since protests erupted following the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless Black Americans calls to defund and abolish the police are resonating throughout public consciousness. While the Black Lives Matter movement rightfully pushes for the defunding and abolition of a white supremacist institution, it must be recognized that another institution — U.S. militarism — is also an overfunded structure responsible for violence, oppression, and white supremacy.

RT (2020-08-26). 17-year-old arrested and charged after 2 killed during riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin. rt.com An Illinois teen has been charged with first-degree murder over the shooting of three protesters — two fatal — amid the ongoing riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Alleged militia member Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested in his home state. | Rittenhouse was accused of fleeing Wisconsin "with intent to avoid prosecution" for the shooting. A public defender has been assigned to Rittenhouse's case. | Rittenhouse is described as a "fugitive from justice" in public court documents obtained by the Daily Dot. | While two people were fatally shot during the third night of violent rioting in Kenosha, a third victim wa…

RT (2020-08-26). Protester SHOT IN THE HEAD as Kenosha descends into warzone (VIDEOS). rt.com A man was shot in the head after gunfire broke out during violent demonstrations in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Several others were wounded in separate incidents, according to media reports. | Graphic videos posted on social media show a shirtless man lying on the ground with a wound on the side of his head. It's unclear what prompted the shooting, with some eyewitnesses claiming that an armed individual was trying to protect a local business from being looted and burned by rioters. | Bystanders were seen wrapping a shirt around the victim's head, and then carrying him to a nearby vehicle. He was then rushed to the ho…

RT (2020-08-26). Progressive Twitter icon Shaun King threatens to DOX Kenosha cops after openly supporting violent riots. rt.com Prominent social activist Shaun King has threatened to indiscriminately publish the names of police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin if the city refuses to identify the cop who shot a black man, Jacob Blake. | Twitter users expressed disgust and reported King for harassment after the prominent Black Lives Matter advocate said he would begin targeting members of the Kenosha police force, regardless of whether they were involved in Sunday's shooting. | "If you do not name the officer who brutally shot Jacob Blake on Sunday, we will simply begin naming officers from your department who may or may not be him," King…

RT (2020-08-26). Jacob Blake's family 'disgusted' by Kenosha rioting & violence, his mother issues apology to Trump. rt.com Julia Jackson, the mother of 29-year-old Jacob Blake who was shot seven times by police during an altercation in Kenosha, Wisconsin, says she and her family are disgusted by the rioting and looting in their city. | "My family and I are very hurt and quite frankly disgusted," Jackson said in a televised interview. | "And as his mother, please don't burn up property and cause havoc and tear your own homes down in my son's name. You shouldn't do it. People shouldn't do it anyway, but to use my child or any other mother or father's child, our tragedy to react in that manner is just not acceptable," she added. | Ja…

RT (2020-08-26). Two confirmed dead, multiple people injured in Kenosha violence — police. rt.com Two people were killed and a third victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin, police have confirmed. | The fatal shootings occurred on the third night of protests, rioting and looting in the city in the wake of the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. | UPDATE: Two dead according to

sputniknews (2020-08-27). Democrats Wage #TrumpChaos 'War' Campaign via Billboards in DC Amid RNC Convention. sputniknews.com The Democratic National Committee (DNC) launched the Twitter hashtag #TrumpChaos, fueling both offline and online campaigns against US President Donald Trump, attacking the president for how he uses the coronavirus pandemic and condemning him for attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

sputniknews (2020-08-26). US Police in Portland Declare Assembly Near City Hall Riot, Demand Immediate Dispersal. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Police Bureau of Portland, a city in the US western Oregon state, warned the people who had gathered near the city hall on the back of incessant George Floyd protests that the law enforcement would use force to disperse them as the assembly was declared a riot.

The Canary (2020-08-26). Protests erupt for third night after Black man shot by police left paralysed. thecanary.co A Black man shot multiple times by police in the US state of Wisconsin is paralysed, and it would "take a miracle" for him to walk again, his family's lawyer has said.The shooting of Jacob Blake on Sunday in Kenosha — apparently in the back, while three of his children looked on — was captured on mobile phone video and ignited new protests over racial injustice in several cities. | It comes just three months after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police triggered a wider reckoning on race in the US and beyond.The Blake family's lawyer Ben Crump called for the officer who opened fi…

Staff (2020-08-26). RNC Gave Prime Time to Vigilantes. The Next Day a Gunman Shot BLM Protesters. truthout.org The opening night of this week's Republican National Convention (RNC) prominently featured a speech by Patricia and Mark McCloskey, the wealthy white couple who illegally brandished firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Louis, Missouri. | Then, just one day after the McCloskeys' RNC speech, a white gunman killed two people and injured a third at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. | Police have arrested Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old Illinois resident, for first-deg…

yenisafak (2020-08-26). Two shot dead during anti-racism protests in US. yenisafak.com Two people were shot dead and one injured in the Midwestern US state of Wisconsin late Tuesday as protests against the police shooting of a Black man turned violent, said local police. | Police in the city of Kenosha said in a statement Wednesday that they responded to report of shots being fired and multiple gunshot victims around 11.45 p.m. (0445GMT). It said a third gunshot victim was taken to a hospital with "serious but non-life threatening injuries." | Saying the investigation is ongoing, the department did not provide further information about the shooters or the victims. | Julio Rosas, a journalist at th…

pip.hinman (2020-08-27). The climate action we need today. greenleft.org.au

Ramzy Baroud (2020-08-27). Netanyahu vs Gantz: Gaza Escalation as Reflection of Israel's Political Rivalry. dissidentvoice.org Only recently, the Palestinian group, Hamas, and Israel seemed close to reaching a prisoner exchange agreement, where Hamas would release several Israeli soldiers held in Gaza while Israel would set free an unspecified number of Palestinian detainees held in Israeli prisons. Instead of the much-anticipated announcement of some kind of a deal, on August 10, …

Melvin Goodman (2020-08-26). The USA: Global Leader in Election Interference Abroad and Now at Home. counterpunch.org Putin's impact on the election is modest compared to the damage that Trump and Republican legislators throughout the country can inflict. Voter suppression remains a huge problem, particularly in the wake of the Supreme Court decision in 2013 to weaken the Voting Rights Act. The campaign against mail-in voting is creating uncertainty and cynicism throughout the country as is Trump's constant ravings about vote by mail causing a fraudulent election.

Brian Trautman (2020-08-26). Protect the Postal Service. progressive.org Trump and DeJoy must be held accountable for the harm they have inflicted on a critical part of this nation's infrastructure.

Sunil Freeman (2020-08-26). Workers, communities rise to defend the Postal Service. liberationnews.org The catchy rhythmic beat of Washington, D.C.'s home-grown Go-Go music was cranked up loud outside U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's home in a protest against actions that weaken…

Solidarity with Postal Workers (2020-08-26). LaDoris Cordell Speaks at Save USPS Rally. indybay.org 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.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-08-26). Reminder: The US Empire Tortures Journalists And Whistleblowers. thealtworld.com "He was wearing a yellow armband to indicate his level of prisoner status, and you could see how thin his arms were," Moris "Moris said her partner is still suffering from a frozen shoulder, and had recently sprained his ankle," PA reports. | "He is in a lot of pain," Moris added. | This additional physical pain is just one more piece of information on top of the mountain of evidence we already had that the United States and United Kingdom are t…

Alan MacLeod (2020-08-26). New survey highlights effectiveness of anti-China COVID rhetoric. mronline.org A new YouGov survey reveals the real effects that Anti-China rhetoric is having on shaping public perception and the reality of COVID-19's impact on the world.

Anya Parampil (2020-08-26). Israel bombs Gaza every day since UAE normalization announced. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, about the recent announcement that Israel and the United Arab Emirates plan to normalize relations. They discuss the conditions which led to the deal as well as what the agreement will mean for Palestinians, particularly those in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Andre Vltchek (2020-08-26). Madrid: One of the real but "polemic" ways to defeat the COVID-19. dissidentvoice.org What a joy to travel again! COVID-19 is not just a disease; it is also a state of mind, a psychosis, a fear. It is an event that, all over the world, unleashed irrational behavior by the governments, individuals, and media. It triggered speculations, bizarre analyses, and selective 'cut-and-paste science.' Result: while there are, undeniably, …

Andrew Korybko (2020-08-26). Can the US Stop Russia from 'Pulling a Crimea' in Belarus? globalresearch.ca 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 …

Andrew Korybko (2020-08-26). The China-US Trade Deal, Uncertainty and Instability of the Global Economy. globalresearch.ca Everything is so uncertain around the world that the international community craves some semblance of structural stability around which they can rebuild their economies. China and the US' reaffirmation of their trade deal fulfills this much-needed role, which in turn …

Ben Norton (2020-08-26). Comment les États-Unis ont poussé le Liban au bord de l'effondrement. thegrayzone.com Alors que les médias arguent que la crise du Liban n'a pour cause unique que la corruption, le gouvernement étatsunien a déclenché une campagne de ´pression maximale ª pour pousser au changement de régime et écraser la résistance libanaise par des sanctions et une guerre hybride agressive. You can read this article in English here. Alors …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-08-26). "Collective Narcissism" and the "Dark Triad": Those Who Protest against the "Official" Covid-19 Narrative are Categorized as "Psychopaths". Is It A Witch Hunt? globalresearch.ca A diabolical process is underway which consists in "identifying" all those who are opposed to the governments' management of the coronavirus pandemic. According to ongoing psychological studies, these opponents are categorized as anti-social psychopaths. | The unspoken objective is to shunt …

_____ (2020-08-26). Chris Hedges: How Corporate Tyranny Works. popularresistance.org The persecution of the attorney Steven Donziger is a grim illustration of what happens when we confront the real centers of power, masked and unacknowledged by the divisive cant from the Trump White House or the sentimental drivel of the Democratic Party. Those, like Donziger, who name and fight the corporate control of our society on behalf of the vulnerable see the judiciary, the press and the institutions of government unite to crucify them. | "It's been a long battle, 27 years," Donziger said when I reached him by phone in his apartment in Manhattan.

Staff (2020-08-26). "Hatemonger": Author Jean Guerrero on Stephen Miller, Trump's White Nationalist Immigration Henchman. democracynow.org A new book on Stephen Miller, the architect of the Trump administration's unprecedented attack on immigrant communities and the immigration system, describes the White House adviser as a dangerous man bringing white nationalist ideology to the highest levels of government. "This is what shapes the immigration policy," says Jean Guerrero, author of "Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda." Miller, descended from Jewish immigrants, has been obsessed with fighting multiculturalism since his teenage years and has steadily climbed the right-wing political ladder to become one of Don…

Staff (2020-08-26). RNC Night 2: Trump Loyalists & Family Members Ignore COVID Death Toll & Flout Election Laws. democracynow.org At the second night of the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, speakers largely ignored the devastating public health and economic crisis facing the country as the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus nears 180,000 and tens of millions of Americans are out of work and struggling to pay for food and housing. We feature excerpts from the night, which included praise for President Trump's actions in the Middle East and more dire warnings about a Joe Biden presidency, as well as several speeches that appear to violate the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from using their office for partisan polit…

F. William Engdahl (2020-08-26). China's Growing Agriculture Crisis. Devastating Shocks: Swine Fever, Floods, Droughts. globalresearch.ca For the past months the Peoples' Republic of China has been subject to one after the other devastating shocks to its agriculture sector. A deadly outbreak of African Swine Fever that halved China's huge pig herds in 2019, was followed …

Gareth Porter (2020-08-26). After Beirut blast, Israel revives tales of Hezbollah ammonium nitrate terror plots. thealtworld.com Israeli intelligence is polishing off a dubious propaganda campaign to suggest Hezbollah was to blame for the recent catastrophe in Beirut. But the factual record either contradicts Israeli claims or reveals a complete dearth of evidence. | Israeli officials have exploited the massive explosion at the Port of Beirut this August to revive a dormant propaganda campaign that had accused the Lebanese militia and political party Hezbollah of storing ammonium nitrate in several countries to wage terror attacks on Israelis. | The Israeli intelligence apparatus had planted a series of stories from 2012 to 2019 claiming H…

_____ (2020-08-26). Over 40 Protests Across The UK On #StopArmingIsrael Day Of Action. popularresistance.org Hundreds have taken to the streets in dozens of towns and cities to call for an end to the UK's complicity in Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people, on the 6 year anniversary of the end of Israel's aerial bombardment and ground invasion of Gaza. The protests come as Israel has conducted a renewed bombardment of Gaza, which remains under a crippling land, air and sea blockade. | The 2014 attack killed over 2,200 Palestinians in 51 days, nearly a quarter of whom were children. The UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza conflict found credible allegations that Israel committed war crimes throu…

yenisafak (2020-08-26). Coronavirus outbreak kills 1, sickens 8 in Gaza. yenisafak.com Health authorities in the blockaded Gaza Strip on Wednesday registered one death and eight cases from the coronavirus pandemic.The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said a 61-year-old Palestinian died from the virus, while eight people were infected, bringing the total number of cases in the enclave since Monday to 15.On Monday, authorities in the enclave imposed a two-day lockdown as part of measures to stem the virus' spread.Previous infections were reported from inside quarantine centers for arrivals to Gaza.*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-08-26). Netanyahu vs. Gantz: Gaza escalation reflects Israel's political rivalry. peoplesworld.org Only recently, the Palestinian group, Hamas, and Israel seemed close to reaching a prisoner exchange agreement, where Hamas would release several Israeli soldiers held in Gaza while Israel would set free an unspecified number of Palestinian detainees held in Israeli prisons. Instead of the much-anticipated announcement of some kind of a deal, on August 10 …

yenisafak (2020-08-26). Displaced Yemenis suffer as aid shortfall closes clinics. yenisafak.com "Enough is enough now, we can't go on," said administrative worker Mansour, who financially supports his and his deceased brother's family. His salary, while he was still paid, was around $180 a month.Across Yemen health, sanitation and nutrition services that keep millions from starvation and disease are gradually closing amid an acute funding shortage for the world's largest humanitarian crisis.The United Nations said last week 12 of its 38 major programmes have shut or scaled down, and between August and September 20 programmes face further reductions or closure.In the Mahraba displacement camp in Hajjah provi…

Robert Fantina (2020-08-26). US Elections 2020 and the Corporate Media. globalresearch.ca Irony is dead, or at least one might think so by observing several articles about Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar's recent re-nomination. Article after article references her statement that U.S. officials' support for Israel is "all about the Benjamins", and …

The Canary (2020-08-26). California ski resort changes name over offensive term for Native American women. thecanary.co California's popular Squaw Valley Ski Resort will change its name because the word "squaw" is a derogatory term for Native American women, officials have said.The resort hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.The decision was reached after consulting with local Native American groups and extensive research into the etymology and history of the term "squaw", said Ron Cohen, president and COO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.The word "squaw", derived from the Algonquin language, may have once simply meant "woman". But over generations, the word morphed into a misogynist and racist term to disparage Indigenous women. | Today…

Juan Cole (2020-08-26). As Party of Climate Denial Meets, Wildfires Rage and Hurricanes Target Gulf Coast. zcomm.org The Republican Party cannot solve the climate emergency just as it cannot solve the pandemic. It is about making money for its billionaire clientele, not about delivering better lives to working Americans.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-26). Kerala rejects handing over of airport to Adani Group. peoplesdispatch.org A massive protest was organized by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the Indian State of Kerala in which 3 million people took part against the anti-people policies of the Central government. The protest also marked the beginning of a campaign against the privatization of Thiruvananthapuram airport.

Julie Pace (2020-08-26). GOP convention claims coronavirus pandemic is over and economy is booming. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (AP)—At President Donald Trump's Republican convention, he is welcoming to immigrants, not the architect of some of the nation's harshest anti-immigration policies. At Trump's convention, the coronavirus pandemic has largely subsided, not continued to infect thousands of Americans a day. The economy is booming, not sputtering. Trump is a leader in healing racial strife, not stoking divisions. Tuesday's gauzy prime-time …

RT (2020-08-26). Anti-Trump Twitter UNWOKES itself to go after Melania for being an immigrant and a woman following RNC speech. rt.com Anti-Republican partisans online appeared to abandon any pro-women and pro-immigrant rhetoric to mock Melania Trump's accent, appearance and even to doubt her visa following the first lady's RNC speech. | In her address at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, Melania The speech's substance was largely ignored by some Twitter users, who went on to ridicule the first lady for b…

sputniknews (2020-08-26). US Border Agents Considered Using 'Heat Ray' Against Migrants at Southern Border – Report. sputniknews.com A new report in the New York Times details that around two weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, at the request of US President Donald Trump, suggested deploying a microwave, or "heat ray," weapon at the country's southern border to deter illegal crossings.

Staff (2020-08-26). Critics Blast Anti-Immigrant Trump for Exploiting Naturalization Ceremony at RNC. truthout.org As Rights advocates a…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-08-26). GOP 'platform': Almost nothing for workers. peoplesworld.org CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Republican Party's 2020 "platform" has almost nothing for workers. Technically, there's not a platform at all and the only thing workers need, according to the GOP, is four more years of Trump. Instead of a platform, there's a two-page 355-word statement issued by Oval Office occupant Donald Trump himself. In simple phrases of …

Arielle Robinson (2020-08-26). Racist, misogynist jail system: Deaths of women prisoners in Georgia. workers.org Cobb County Jail Complex near Atlanta. Atlanta, GA — Two people incarcerated in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center have died within the past two months — both women. The massive jail is about 20 minutes outside of Atlanta. An imprisoned woman, whose name and cause of death have not . . . |

calvin deutschbein (2020-08-26). COVID can be defeated / Cuba, China, Venezuela and Vietnam lead the way. workers.org As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage uncontrollably in the U.S., it must be understood that it doesn't have to be this way. Many countries around the world, especially those building socialism, have been able to effectively combat the pandemic, using the tools of a planned economy and robust national . . . |

Chandra Muzaffar (2020-08-26). China and the Decline of US Power. counterpunch.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 for at least two reasons. One, the issues that underscore the targeting of China are fundamental in nature and go beyond elections and personalities.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-08-26). IBEW leader blows the whistle on Trump plan to cut Social Security. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The Alliance for Retired Americans and the Electrical Workers (IBEW) are blowing a loud whistle on GOP President Donald Trump's threat to the financial future of Social Security. Let him get away with it, they warn, and the chances for a sane and secure retirement for millions would slide downhill. And Social Security's chief actuary, …

Eds. (2020-08-26). Revolutionary Black resistance has a long tradition. mronline.org As the country faces crisis after crisis—an economic one, on top of a war against Black America all against the backdrop of a global pandemic—a small minority of the rich elite continues to profit off this misery, generating over $308 billion since the start of March.

Rick Baum (2020-08-26). Sanders' Inadequate Pandemic Wealth Tax Proposal. counterpunch.org Humanity is obviously in the middle of a grave crisis that "socialist" Bernie Sanders understands. In a column recently published in the Guardian with the title "The Pandemic is helping the rich get even richer. It's time to tax their obscene wealth," he characterizes the current conditions as, "an extraordinary moment in American history: a

Staff (2020-08-26). Developers displace Baltimore public housing residents, get tax breaks. therealnews.com A multi-year investigation by TRNN reporters reveals how neoliberal policies and public-private partnerships have led to tax-free zones for private interests, while taxpayers foot the bill.

Maryclaire Dale (2020-08-26). NFL concussion awards discriminate against African American players. peoplesworld.org PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dementia tests in the NFL concussion litigation allow doctors to use different baseline standards for Black and white retired players, making it more difficult for Blacks to show injury and qualify for awards, lawyers for two ex-players argued in court filings Tuesday. The settlement fund has so far paid about $720 million …

Special to People's World (2020-08-26). August 28th online 65th anniversary reading of 'The Ballad of Emmett Till'. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — The original director and cast of the Fountain Theatre's 2010, multiple award-winning production of The Ballad of Emmett Till by Ifa Bayeza will reunite for a live-streamed reading of the play on Fri., Aug. 28, which marks the 65th anniversary of Till's murder. The reading will take place at 4 p.m. PT …

calvin deutschbein (2020-08-26). COVID can be defeated Cuba, China, Venezuela and Vietnam lead the way. workers.org As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage uncontrollably in the U.S., it must be understood that it doesn't have to be this way. Many countries around the world, especially those building socialism, have been able to effectively combat the pandemic, using the tools of a planned economy and robust national . . . |

Devin Martínez (2020-08-26). Gloria La Riva wins ballot access in Utah. liberationnews.org This November, Utah voters can vote for a revolutionary socialist. On Aug. 17, the office of the Utah Lieutenant Governor announced that Gloria La Riva had filed for access to the ballot for president of the United States, and on Aug. 24, validated the filing. For third-party candidates, gaining ballot access is always challenging. While …

Judy Greenspan (2020-08-26). Prisoners face wildfires and COVID-19. workers.org Family and supporters of prisoners at Aug. 2 demonstration at San Quentin protest the spread of COVID inside and the refusal by state authorities to release large numbers of prisoners. California is burning as the result of countless dangerous wildfires. People are being forced to evacuate their homes. But one . . . |

Dianne Mathiowetz (2020-08-26). Thousands demand new trial for Imam Jamil Al-Amin. workers.org Jamil Al-Amin Imam Jamil Al-Amin, now in a U.S. prison serving 35 years to life and formerly known as H. Rap Brown, is one of the best-known Black liberation fighters of the 1960s and 1970s. He served as chair of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), a youth-led organization that bravely . . . |

Jamal Rich (2020-08-26). 'We Charge Genocide' petition's call for justice still echoes seven decades later. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The historic We Charge Genocide petition that indicted the anti-Black crimes and violence of U.S. capitalism before the whole world during the Cold War was the topic of a Black August event here on Aug. 13, co-hosted by the Claudia Jones School for Political Education and the Paul Robeson House & Museum. Professor Charisse Burden-Stelly, …

Nathalie Hrizi (2020-08-26). 100 Years of Universal Suffrage, a history of struggle. liberationnews.org Reposted from Breaking the Chains magazine Over a hundred years ago, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified in Tennessee in a nail-biting vote. After decades of organizing, the question of universal suffrage in the United States lay in the hands of 96 legislators, all men and all white, who filed into the …

A Guest Author (2020-08-26). Socialist Cuba: a global leader in the fight against COVID-19. workers.org By Rosemari Mealy This is a slightly edited talk given at a Workers World Party webinar on Aug. 20 on "COVID can be defeated: Cuba, China, Venezuela and Vietnam lead the way." Cuban doctors battle COVID-19. I would like to thank Workers World for the opportunity to participate in this . . . |

A Guest Author (2020-08-26). How China won the COVID-19 fight and what this means for the world. workers.org By Lee Siu Hin This Aug. 15, the city of Wuhan in China — the first city to report a COVID-19 outbreak early this year — after 76 days of lockdown to fully contain the virus that had started in early April, kicked off something unimaginable for the rest of . . . |

Mike Walter (2020-08-26). The Heat: Republican National Convention. america.cgtn.com The first night of the Republican National Convention was largely all about…. The Democrats. We will take a look at the U.S. Presidential race.

RT (2020-08-26). Echo of riots: 4 charged for torching Minneapolis police precinct during protests sparked by George Floyd death. rt.com Four men have been indicted by a grand jury for their alleged roles in burning the Minneapolis Police Third Precinct station on May 28, marking progress in efforts to punish those who escalated George Floyd protests into riots. | Indictments were issued against Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 22; Davon De-Andre Turner, 24; Bryce Michael Williams, 26; and Branden Michael Wolfe, 23, US Attorney Erica MacDonald announced on Tuesday. All four men are from Minnesota, and each is

RT (2020-08-26). Hurricane Laura to bring 'UNSURVIVABLE' storm surge to US coastline, forecasters warn. rt.com With just hours to go before Hurricane Laura hits the Texas and Louisiana coasts, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) has warned that the storm surge will be "unsurvivable" to anyone who refuses to evacuate. | Hurricane Laura is currently brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, and is forecast to be a Category 4 by the time it makes landfall on Wednesday night local time. A number of coastal cities have ordered residents to evacuate, with Mayor Thurman Bartie of Port Arthur, Texas, saying "if you decide to stay, you're staying on your own." | Though Laura is expected to weaken after it makes landfall, the NHC has wa…

RT (2020-08-26). Doves not in style? CNN & Fox cut Rand Paul's anti-war speech at RNC as he calls out Biden for backing wars in M. East, Serbia. rt.com Senator Rand Paul's (R-Kentucky) speech at the Republican National Convention was butchered by major cable networks, with CNN cutting it completely and Fox replacing the anti-war part with an interview. | Senator Paul, who frequently crossed swords with Donald Trump when both were vying to become the Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 race, admitted during his speech that he did not always agree with the president, but said that Trump's desire to put an end to the "endless wars" far outweighs their differences. | "I'm supporting President Trump because he believes as I do, that a strong America cann…

RT (2020-08-26). DOJ orders New York & other states that sent Covid-19 patients into nursing homes to turn over records. rt.com The US Justice Department is mulling civil rights investigations of four Democrat-run states whose governors forced elder care homes to take in Covid-19 patients, potentially contributing to thousands of deaths. | The governments of New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania have been ordered to turn over Covid-19 data to the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division as the agency weighs whether to pursue the probes, according to a statement released on Wednesday. Investigations would be launched under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), a law meant to protect the rights of those…

RT (2020-08-26). Siberian doctors who treated Moscow protest leader Navalny issue open letter addressing critics of their efforts to save activist. rt.com The Russian doctors who treated Alexei Navalny last week have issued an open letter in response to criticism of their efforts to save his life. They are offended by some commentary, which they believe is politically motivated. | The Siberian medics say they did their best in a high-pressure situation and that media coverage suggesting otherwise is "unacceptable" and part of what they term a "political diagnosis." Aside from the staff at the Omsk emergency hospital where Navalny was taken after falling ill on a flight to Moscow, other leading Russian health figures have also signed the letter. | They include th…

The Canary (2020-08-26). Johnson faces backlash after blaming 'mutant' algorithm for grades debacle. thecanary.co Boris Johnson has faced a backlash after he sought to blame the A-level results fiasco on a "mutant algorithm" and effectively sacked the senior civil servant at the Department for Education (DfE).The prime minister acknowledged the stress caused by the situation — which eventually resulted in a U-turn with A-level and GCSE grades in England awarded based on teachers' assessments rather than the algorithm.The DfE announced that its permanent secretary Jonathan Slater will stand down because the prime minister "has concluded that there is a need for fresh official leadership".Prime Minister Boris Johnson visi…

The Canary (2020-08-26). Belarus detains more people as protests demanding leader's resignation continue. thecanary.co Police in Belarus have detained more than 50 people across the country during protests demanding the resignation of its authoritarian leader.The renewed crackdown on protesters, who have been taking to the streets for over two weeks, comes as authorities crank up pressure on the opposition, jailing several activists, summoning others for questioning and selectively ordering dozens of demonstrators to appear in court.Belarus's Interior Ministry said 51 protesters were detained on 25 August at rallies that spanned across several cities.According to the Viasna human rights group, 15 people were detained in Minsk, th…

The Canary (2020-08-26). Williamson continues to flounder after yet another government U-turn. thecanary.co The education secretary has insisted that the government is following the "best scientific and medical advice" after announcing a U-turn on guidance in England for face coverings in schools.Gavin Williamson said an "extra precautionary measure" had been put in place with the updated guidance — issued on Tuesday evening — which says face coverings should be worn in communal areas of schools in local lockdown areas. | It followed pressure from teaching unions, which urged clarity before pupils return to school next week, and an announcement from Scotland that all secondary pupils there will be required to…

The Canary (2020-08-26). Devastating flooding in Afghanistan kills at least 100 people. thecanary.co Heavy flooding has killed at least 100 people as heavy rain drenched northern and eastern Afghanistan.Annual heavy rain, compounded by mudslides, often threatens remote areas of Afghanistan. Summer often brings heavy rainfall in northern and eastern parts of the country, leading to floods that leave hundreds dead every year.State minister for disaster management Ghulam Bahawudin Jilani said that in northern Parwan province, water inundated the central city of Charikar, where the health ministry said the local hospital was partially destroyed and many of the injured were being transferred to the capital, Kabul.An…

The Canary (2020-08-26). Antarctica ice platform nearly four times size of UK 'at risk of collapse'. thecanary.co A platform of ice surrounding Antarctica which is nearly four times the size of the UK is at risk of collapse, according to a new study.It suggests that more than 350,000 square miles of floating ice shelves could split if fractures on their surface are submerged due to the effects of climate change. Such a sudden loss of the supportive structures could raise sea levels around the world.A team involving geoscientists from the University of Edinburgh used a process called hydrofracturing to analyse satellite images of the area.A map of Antarctica with the vulnerable areas of ice shelf marked in red (Nature 2020/PA…

Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell (2020-08-26). COVID-19 Changed Work in Germany. counterpunch.org Germany is generally known as a high-tech country producing machinery and cars. But a few decades ago, Germany passed the 50% mark, entering the service industry. The 50% mark indicated that more than half of Germany's wealth now comes from the service industry and no longer from making machines like Porsches and Volkswagens. By 2020,

Michael T. Klare (2020-08-26). Robot Generals Will They Make Better Decisions Than Humans…Or Worse? counterpunch.org With Covid-19 incapacitating startling numbers of U.S. service members and modern weapons proving increasingly lethal, the American military is relyingever more frequently on intelligent robots to conduct hazardous combat operations. Such devices, known in the military as "autonomous weapons systems," include robotic sentries, battlefield-surveillance drones, and autonomous submarines. So far, in other words, robotic devices

Matthew Stevenson (2020-08-26). Notes From the Great Democratic Infomercial. counterpunch.org I can't say I was surprised that the Democrats led off their four-day Zoom summer jamboree with one of the Desperate Housewives acting as the moderator. On the same day there appeared a newspaper picture of former president Bill Clinton getting a back rub from a young blonde while both were waiting to board pedophile

Edward Curtin (2020-08-26). Oliver Stone's Search for the Rosy-Fingered Dawn. dissidentvoice.org Like the wandering and rascally Odysseus upon whom he models his life, Oliver Stone is "double-minded" in the most profound and illuminating ways. The title of his fantastic new memoir is a case in point. "One of the first basic lessons in filming," he writes, "is chasing the light. Without it, you have nothing — …

pip.hinman (2020-08-26). Clive Palmer versus the people. greenleft.org.au

Barry Healy (2020-08-26). After 250 years, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel — Presente! greenleft.org.au Hegel for Social Movements
| By Andy Blunden
| Haymarket Books, 2020, 290 pp., $38.90 | Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was born 250 years ago on August 27, 1770 in Stuttgart, Germany. In his lifetime he was the most influential and prominent German philosopher. | His continuing relevance is seen in all of the great revolutionaries still mentioned to th…

pip.hinman (2020-08-26). Housing crisis demands vision from councils. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-08-26). Young people face a debt tsunami. greenleft.org.au

Peter Koenig (2020-08-26). Is the UN Preparing for the "Second Covid Lockdown"? Oppressive Measures Worldwide, Obedience and Acceptance… globalresearch.ca That's the level of fearmongering going on — justifying obliging face masks in public places and shops and closed areas. Also, new emphasis is put on 'social distancing'. People are to be trained and reminded at every corner to stay away from each other.

Iran-Eurica (2020-08-26). Manufacturing Misconceptions About Iran and the Persistent Misguided Decisions of the US Government. globalresearch.ca The narrative of "regime change in Iran" has turned into a profitable industry run by those who indoctrinate White House officials with misperceptions about the course of events in Iran, and by doing so, mislead US policies vis-à -vis Tehran. Indeed, …

South Front (2020-08-26). Video: Massive Explosion Rocks Syria's Arab Gas Pipeline. Terrorist Attack. globalresearch.ca A large explosion rocked the Arab Gas Pipeline in Syria on August 24 causing a blackout in the country's capital Damascus and multiple other cities and towns. | The explosion occurred between the towns of Ad Dumayr and Adra the a …

Stephen Lendman (2020-08-26). Did Pompeo Breach the Hatch Act and State Department Regulations? globalresearch.ca On Tuesday, Pompeo addressed the Republican National Convention from Jerusalem, his remarks prerecorded. See below on what he said. | *** | Was his unprecedented act by a US secretary of state unlawful? | According to the 1939 Hatch Act, US executive branch …

Stephen Lendman (2020-08-26). Trump's 50 Promises to be Broken. globalresearch.ca All politicians lie. Rare exceptions prove the rule. | Trump elevated dissembling to a whole new level. Take nothing he says seriously. | His serial lying is so extreme that he may no longer be able to distinguish between facts and fiction….

yenisafak (2020-08-26). Pakistan's Imran Khan phones Afghan head of peace talks. yenisafak.com Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday telephoned Abdullah Abdullah, the Afghan government representative who will lead talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 19-year war in Afghanistan.Khan said bilateral relations between the countries are based on commonalities of faith and culture, according to a statement from his office.The phone call came after a Taliban delegation held talks Tuesday with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and spy chief Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed."Highlighting Pakistan's positive contribution to the Afghan peace process, the prime minister stressed that the Afghan le…

WSWS (2020-08-26). Trump continues assault on democratic norms at Republican convention. wsws.org The event marks the evolution of one of the two major parties of American capitalism into an instrument for the development of a personalist and authoritarian movement with increasingly fascistic characteristics.

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez (2020-08-26). RNC opens with baseless Trump claims of rigged election & warnings about socialism and unions. nationofchange.org The Republican Party has decided not to adopt a new platform this year, a move that ensures there will be no public debate at the convention about the direction of the party under Trump.

Raul Diego (2020-08-26). Cyber Command Gets New Surveillance Powers Under Guise of Battling Election Meddling. mintpressnews.com US Cyber Command and the Pentagon are availing themselves of the Russian meddling narratives and added a few others to justify the creation of a cyberwar army with international and domestic capabilities via the National Guard.

Mondialisation (2020-08-26). China: Tudo Corre Como Planejado. globalresearch.ca Todo mês de agosto a lideranàßa do Partido Comunista Chinês converge para a cidade de Beidaihe, um resort à beira-mar a duas horas de distância de Pequim, a fim de discutir políticas importantes que se fundem posteriormente em planejamento estratégico …

Stephen A. Jones and Eric Freedman (2020-08-26). Presidents have a long history of condescension, indifference and outright racism towards Black Americans. nationofchange.org An honest assessment of American presidential leadership on race reveals a handful of courageous actions but an abundance of racist behavior, even by those remembered as equal rights supporters.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-26). Catholics Against Nukes: Archbishop Wester, the Church and Nuclear Deterrence. globalresearch.ca In what is a turn-up for the books, a senior voice of the Catholic Church made something of an impression this month that did not incite scandal, hot rage, or the commencement of an investigation. It did, however, agitate a …

news.un (2020-08-26). Address root causes of the Rohingya refugee crisis, urges UN chief. news.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater attention to the Rohingya refugee crisis — which entered its fourth year — and for addressing the root causes of the conflict.

Anthony Hall (2020-08-26). Financial Meltdown and the Bailouts: The Role of Speculative Trade. Wall Street Criminality on Display. globalresearch.ca The Role of Bailouts and Speculative trade | The elimination of the Glass-Steagall Act in November 1999 was essential to the process of dramatically cutting back the government's role as a protector of the public interest on the financial services sector. …

news.un (2020-08-26). UN again calls for full ratification of nuclear test-ban treaty. news.un.org Achieving a nuclear-free world is the best way to honour lives devastated by these weapons, the UN disarmament chief told a virtual meeting held on Wednesday to commemorate the International Day against Nuclear Tests, observed annually on 29 August.

Michael T. Klare (2020-08-26). Robot Generals: Will They Make Better Decisions than Humans or Worse? globalresearch.ca With Covid-19 incapacitating

Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-26). Permitted Unlawfulness: The New Zealand Coronavirus Lockdown. counterpunch.org "Limitation is essential to authority. A government is legitimate only if it is effectively limited." — Lord Acton It is a study both troublesome and perplexing. To what end can a state trample on human rights ostensibly to preserve such objects a public health? The coronavirus lockdowns have become a feature of global politics and

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-26). UNSC rejects US demand for snapback sanctions against Iran. peoplesdispatch.org The admissibility of the notice submitted by Pompeo last week was questioned by 13 out of 15 members of the UNSC. Even US allies have pointed out that having left the deal in 2018, it cannot ask for sanctions…

Shane Quinn (2020-08-26). Beijing's Decades-long Policies in Xinjiang, CIA Interference, Funding of Separatist and Terrorist Groups. globalresearch.ca Central to China's rise as a global power are the attempts to increase its influence over Xinjiang, the country's biggest and most mineral rich region. Xinjiang has been part of Chinese territory since the mid-18th century, longer than the existence …

Global Research News (2020-08-26). Video: Covid-19 Lies: No Masks, No Lockdowns, No Social Distancing! Mass Mobilization in Ireland. globalresearch.ca Ireland is leading a movement. | The Statistics are manipulated. | More people will die as a result of the closing down of the global economy. | No justification for the schools to be closed down. | No justification to wearing a face mask. …

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-08-26). Anti-corruption protests, health workers' agitations point to depth of Kenya's COVID-19 crisis. peoplesdispatch.org Very little progress has been made in resolving the issues raised by doctors and nurses in Kenya. Meanwhile, protests have broken out in many cities against alleged misappropriation of funds for COVID-19 equipment…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-26). Three coal miners killed in Orakzai mine blast. peoplesdispatch.org At least three coal miners, including two brothers, were killed while 11 others were injured in an explosion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Orakzai mine on Sunday, August 23. The miners, hailing from Shangla district, were identified as Umar Zaman, Haji Mohammad and his brother Ibrar. | Coal miners losing lives in explosions inside mines has become a common occurrence in Pakistan. The mine lease owners, along with authorities, continue to pressurize thousands of vulnerable miners to work without proper safety measures. Workers also accuse the mine owners of forcing them to work for over 10 hours a day without adequate s…

William rivers Pitt (2020-08-26). The Republican Convention Opens With a Night of Fascist Fan Fiction. zcomm.org It's not real, what was portrayed last night, any more than all of the pig-eyed lies Trump has unspooled over these long years were real.

Patrick Martin (2020-08-26). The CIA Democrats in the 2020 Elections. More Military-Intelligence and FBI Candidates. globalresearch.ca In the course of the 2018 elections, a large group of former military-intelligence operatives entered capitalist politics as candidates seeking the Democratic Party nomination in 50 congressional seats—nearly half the seats where the Democrats were targeting Republican incumbents or open …

Leonid Savin (2020-08-26). The world is going to multipolarity. thealtworld.com Leonid Savin, a Russian political analyst, is of the opinion that the world is moving in the direction of "multipolarity" as the world is fed up with unipolar moves by Washington. | "The world is going to multipolarity, and humanity is tired of Washington's dominance and unipolar operations," Savin tells the Tehran Times. | Savin also says Moscow is looking to the East as Russians have bitter memories of the West. | "Russian decision-makers started looking to the East more and more. Because historically, we faced serious threats from the West." | Following is the full text of the interview: | Q: Iran and Russia a…

Dr. Roberto Petrella (2020-08-26). The Dangers of the COVID Operation. Dr. Roberto Petrella. globalresearch.ca What do we know? | We know that the tests do not work but governments pretend that they do. We also know that some vaccines sterilize people. Warp Speed vaccine preparation almost guarantees vaccine injury, plus it is an entirely new …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-26). Hymn for a Broken Empire: Republican National Security Officials for Biden. dissidentvoice.org If fodder is needed for the argument that a Deep State is running wild and determined to depose President Donald J. Trump, this will surely help. In a statement by self-titled "former Republican National Security Officials", a hand-on-heart allegiance is made to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The authors are intent on moving the incumbent …

Ryan McCarthy and Jack Gillum (2020-08-26). Hundreds of thousands of nursing home residents may not be able to vote in November because of the pandemic. nationofchange.org Under federal law, nursing homes have a duty to facilitate residents' rights, including voting. But even before the pandemic, compliance was spotty.

Kenneth Surin (2020-08-26). What the President Continues to Say (About The Plague). counterpunch.org I have retained Trump's linguistic infelicities in this compendium of his remarks on the COVID-19 pandemic. July 1— "I think we're going to be very good with the coronavirus. I think that, at some point, that's going to sort of disappear, I hope." July 2— "Some areas that were very hard-hit are now doing very

news.un (2020-08-26). Refugees at risk of hunger and malnutrition, as relief hit in Eastern Africa. news.un.org UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to reduce its food and cash assistance for refugees in Eastern Africa by up to 30 per cent, the agency has said, voicing fears that the reductions could worsen in the coming months unless urgent additional funding is received in time.

Uriel Araujo (2020-08-26). Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific Region: Strategic Cooperation between Indonesia and India. globalresearch.ca The Indo-Pacific Region (IPR) is a geopolitical area that comprises parts of the Indian and Pacific oceans. But there is more to it than that. The maritime domain is indeed an important theater for geopolitical competition. The rise of Chinese …

Ashley Curtin (2020-08-26). Tennessee signs bill increasing penalties related to political protests to felonies, which could revoke right to vote. nationofchange.org

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-26). Cambodian civil society calls for release of trade union leader. peoplesdispatch.org Rong Chhun was arrested earlier this month for allegedly inciting international tensions by taking up the matter of loss of land of farmers in the border regions after 2012 demarcation…

news.un (2020-08-26). COVID-19: UN urges ramping up social protection programmes to safeguard those most vulnerable. news.un.org The socio-economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted UN agencies on Wednesday to call on countries to increase social protection programmes to protect those most at risk.

Victor Grossman (2020-08-26). MIrror, Mirror Politics in Germany. counterpunch.org "Mirror, mirror on the wall…" Nearly every German knows the story of Snow White. Currently, the question of who is "fairest of them all" faces nearly every German political party or, in modern terms, who can attract more votes in next year's election. The U.S. equivalent question, which will seek and hopefully find answer much

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-26). Indian construction workers in Serbia protest demanding salary, food and repatriation. peoplesdispatch.org The New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (NKPJ) has expressed solidarity with the Indian workers and demanded proper action from authorities against Nikoliƒá LLC, the company which brought the workers to Serbia…

John W. Whitehead (2020-08-26). Attack of the Tomato Killers: The Police State's War on Weed and Backyard Gardens. globalresearch.ca "They came again this morning at about 8: 00 o'clock. A large cargo-type helicopter flew low over the cabin, shaking it on its very foundations. It shook all of us inside, too. I feel frightened … I see how helpless and …

Steven Sahiounie (2020-08-26). Iran Shops for Weapons in Moscow, while the US Is Sidelined. globalresearch.ca The

Neil Demause (2020-08-26). US Media Can't Think How to Fight Fires Without $1-an-Hour Prison Labor. zcomm.org Trained firefighters being good enough to work for nearly nothing, but ineligible to get real jobs, would seem to represent an even bigger irony — and a more important story — than California having to spend a few million dollars extra to fight two crises at once…

news.un (2020-08-26). Facing pandemic, economic and political challenges, Iraq Government 'operating in the eyes of multiple storms at once'. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic is aggravating deep-rooted economic, social and political challenges in Iraq, but elections in 2021 — if credible – could open a new chapter for the Middle East nation after years of conflict and strife, the UN's top official in the country said Wednesday.

Philip Farruggio (2020-08-26). The fault dear citizens… nationofchange.org Anyone who has to work for the man, in any manner, should finally conclude that these two parties don't give a rat's ass about you… Period!

Cassandra Stubbs (2020-08-26). Not Even a Global Pandemic Could Stop the Federal Government from Pursuing a String of Back-to-Back Executions This Summer. aclu.org Tonight, the federal government plans to execute Lezmond Mitchell, a Navajo man, despite the

Stephen Brehe — Jim Nelson (2020-08-26). Could We Slide into the Abyss Like Germany in 1933? counterpunch.org Will Donald Trump leave office if he loses the election? Many are wondering how he might bend the law to stay in the White House. The president frequently inveighs against "voter fraud" and says his opponents will steal the election with fraudulent mail-in ballots. Further, he refuses to say if he will accept election results.

Thomas Stephens (2020-08-26). Can Language Help Us Heal? counterpunch.org Crime is increasin' Trigger happy policin' Panic is spreading God knows where we're heading — Marvin Gaye, Inner City Blues We are living thru a deep, intense and multifaceted crisis of civilization. 2020 has come to signify a watershed in many Peoples' minds, and in the endless struggle for a better world. None of us are

Eduardo B Sequerra, Antonio J Rocha, Galtieri O C de Medeiros, Manuel M Neto, Claudia R S Maia, Nívia M R Arrais, Mylena Bezerra, Selma M B Jeronimo, Allan Kardec Barros, Patrícia S Sousa, Aurea Nogueira de Melo, Claudio M Queiroz (2020-08-26). Association between brain morphology and electrophysiological features in Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome: A cross-sectional, observational study. thelancet.com The findings suggest that certain CT imaging features are associated with an increased likelihood of developing epilepsy, including higher rates of IED and impaired development of sleep spindles, in the first year of life of CZVS subjects.

Amy A Attaway, Joe Zein, Umur S Hatipoğlu (2020-08-26). SARS-CoV-2 infection in the COPD population is associated with increased healthcare utilization: An analysis of Cleveland clinic's COVID-19 registry. thelancet.com Our analysis demonstrated that COPD patients with COVID-19 had a higher risk for healthcare utilization, although adjusted in-hospital mortality risk was not different than the non-COPD patients with COVID-19.

Sachin J. Shah, Peter N. Barish, Priya A. Prasad, Amy Kistler, Norma Neff, Jack Kamm, Lucy M. Li, Charles Y. Chiu, Jennifer M. Babik, Margaret C. Fang, Kirsten Neudoerffer Kangelaris, Charles Langelier, Yumiko Abe-Jones, Narges Alipanah, Francisco N. Alvarez, Olga Borisovna Botvinnik, Gloria Castaneda, The CZB CLIAhub Consortium, Rand M. Dadasovich, Jennifer Davis, Xianding Deng, Joseph L. DeRisi, Angela M. Detweiler, Scot Federman, John Haliburton, Samantha Hao, Andrew D. Kerkhoff, G.Renuka Kumar, Katherine B. Malcolm, Sabrina A. Mann, Sandra Martinez, Rupa K. Mary, Eran Mick, Lusajo Mwakibete, Nader Najafi, Michael J. Peluso, Maira Phelps, Angela Oliveira Pisco, Kalani Ratnasiri, Luis A. Rubio, Anna Sellas, Kyla D. Sherwood, Jonathan Sheu, Natasha Spottiswoode, Michelle Tan, Guixia Yu (2020-08-26). Clinical features, diagnostics, and outcomes of patients presenting with acute respiratory illness: A retrospective cohort study of patients with and without COVID-19. thelancet.com While we found differences in clinical features of COVID-19 compared to other acute respiratory illnesses, there was significant overlap in presentation and comorbidities. Patients with COVID-19 were more likely to be admitted to the hospital, have longer hospitalizations and develop ARDS, and were unlikely to have co-existent viral infections.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Iranian defense sector independent from foreign countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force said on Wednesday that having access to modern equipment, the Iranian defense sector is now standing on its feet independent from any other countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Khaji calls for active role of UN in helping Yemeni people. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister's Senior Assistant in Special Political Affairs Ali-Asghar Khaji called on the United Nations to play a more active role in helping the Yemeni people.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Trump's latest move regarding Iran isolates US: Cyr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) —American Professor believes the US move in the UNSC regarding Iran has isolated the US, adding that the issue of the UN has been a controversial issue in the US domestic policy.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Iran coronavirus update: 2,243 cases, 119 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — As of Wednesday, the total number of coronavirus cases in Iran has passed 365,000, of whom 21,020 have lost their lives to the deadly virus.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Global COVID-19 infections top 23.9 million. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — According to the latest figures, the COVID-19 has infected more than 23.9 million people across the world.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Iraq continuing anti-ISIL fight with Iran, Syria & Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — The spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji informed that the 'quadruple security center' comprised of Iraq, Iran, Russia and Syria, is continuing its fight against the ISIL.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Relations with Zionist Regime criteria for US terror list. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that relation with the Zionist Regime is a criterion for US State Department's terror list.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Flash floods kill at least 25, wound 40 in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — At least 25 people were killed and 40 others wounded in torrential floods in Afghanistan's eastern Parwan province during Tuesday night.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Libyan rivals declare ceasefire. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — After nine years of political crisis, the two rival political factions in Libya announced an immediate ceasefire across the whole country on Friday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Iranian Animation "H2 Hope" vie at two intl. Film Festivals. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — The short animation "H2 Hope", co-directed by Ashkan Rahgozar and Negin Khajehaei, is accepted at the Bucheon International Fantasy Film Festival and the Comics and Animation Festival in Greece.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). 2 new pharmaceutical factories to be inaugurated next week. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Mohammad Reza Shanehsaz, head of Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday that two new pharmaceutical factories are to be inaugurated in the country next week.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Leader attends 1st night of Muharram mourning ceremony. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) —The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei attended the first night of mourning ceremony of Muharram, marking the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), at the Husseiniyeh of Imam Khomeini on Wed.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Sidelines of Cabinet Session. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — In the sideline of Iran's Cabinet session, some Iranian Ministers answered some questions proposed by reporters.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Muharram mourning ceremonies in Tabriz. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Mourning ceremonies in the sixth night of Muharram were held in Tabriz with health protocols in place.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). 4 secretaries appointed for 6th intl. art fest. of resistance. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Secretaries of the four sections of the 6th International Art Festival of Resistance have been announced.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Hezbollah chief salutes resistance members, their families. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah expressed deep gratitude to those wounded during the resistance against the arrogance.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). The world is going to multipolarity: Russian analyst says. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Leonid Savin, a Russian political analyst, is of the opinion that the world is moving in the direction of "multipolarity" as the world is fed up with unipolar moves by Washington.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). India's sugar consignment to Afghanistan arrives in Chabahar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — A cargo ship carrying the first sugar consignment of the Indian private sector to Afghanistan has docked at the southern Iranian port of Chabahar.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). US premier violator of JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Iran's Presidential Aide for Legal Affairs Laya Joneidi named the US as the 'premier violator of the JCPOA'.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Ayatollah Khamenei condoles demise of Hosseinian. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei expressed condolences over the demise of Hojatoleslam Ruhollah Hosseinian.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Iranian envoy to UK reacts to UNSC's rejection of US bid. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — The Iranian ambassador to London has reacted to the isolation of the United States at the UN Security Council for the second time and said there is no consensus on US bid to return Iran's sanction.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-08-26). Syrian conflict the focus of redesigned global health degree. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Global Health BSc focuses on one of the world's worst health crises of recent times, through collaborations with on the ground expertise…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-08-26). Hip fracture risk linked to nanoscale bone inflexibility. imperial.ac.uk New research has highlighted a preventative treatment gap in patients prone to bone fractures who are otherwise healthy.

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-08-26). SF Postal Workers in "US Mail Not For Sale" Rally. indybay.org Nationwide protests called by APWU and NACL in response to Trump's attack on the US postal system.

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2020-08-26). Thursday 8/27: Protest Trump's Nomination Speech — Trump/Pence Out Now! indybay.org 24th and Mission | San Francisco…

Labor Video Project (2020-08-26). DeJoy Resign! SF Postal Workers/Supporters Of USPO Protest Privatization & Attacks. indybay.org Postal workers from APWU SF and the Mail Handlers as well as supporters of the US Post office rallied in San Francisco against the shutdown of postal sorting machines and the continued privatization of the public services that also threatens a democratic election. | The rally took place on August 25, 2020 as part of a national day of action to protect…

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-08-26). Wednesday 8/26: Petition: Say "NO!" to Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! indybay.org Online petition…

Lynda Carson (2020-08-26). Redwood Gardens senior housing in Berkeley is being sold to Foundation Housing. indybay.org Redwood Gardens Senior Housing In Berkeley. Photo by Lydia Gans.

WSWS Repost (2020-08-26). 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.

Root Division (2020-08-26). Saturday 9/12: Introductions 2020. indybay.org Online.

Roving Reporter (2020-08-26). 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, "

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-08-26). Meetup: Stories from the Community. indybay.org Everyone we meet has their own unique and incredible story and experience. While we are all united for animal liberation, we all have our own backgrounds and stories to share! Stories From The Community provides us a space for people in the DxE community to learn about and appreciate each other! We know you have a really fascinating pasts to share and we look forward to hearing them! üí&ouml…

R. Robertson (2020-08-26). 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.

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-08-26). Friday 8/28: Solidarity Speaker: Building Power for Systemic Change. indybay.org We are proud to host a presentation by East Bay Resistance! | The East Bay Resistance organizes protests and actions for human rights and social justice. Their vision is to develop leaders and build power through their communities to drive systemic change, improve the quality of life for their families, and build the leadership capacity within the undermargenalized communities. Learn more at linktr.ee/eastbayresistance | This is a part of our solidarity speaker series that features activists and organizers from various local organizations helping to make the world a better place! Through these speaker eve…

Robert Norse (2020-08-26). 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.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2020-08-26). Friday 8/28: Online Socialism Forum – Climate Change or System Change! indybay.org Register at bit.ly/planet-not-profits…

Dan Bacher (2020-08-26). State Estimates Delta Tunnel's Cost at $15.9 Billion, but Critics Point to Higher Cost. indybay.org "That Gavin Newsom and California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot are working with Trump to push this through during a pandemic, while many of the people that will be impacted can't engage, shows disrespect for Native Americans and other rural and salmon dependent communities," said Regina Chichizola, co-director of Save California Salmon.

posted by Norse (2020-08-26). Abbi Samuels Letter to City Attorney Condotti Re: Police Harassment of Cooper D'Angelo. indybay.org Activist and ACLU Board member Abbi Samuels posted the following letter asking telling questions about the harassment of Cooper D'Angelo and her partner Russell on the sidewalk outside the Main Post Office last week.

editors (2020-08-26). "Don't let them take democracy away from you" indybay.org "United we can and will overcome the time of darkness in America," he said. After four years of Trump's presidency, the Biden-Harris team wants to reunite the country, overcome the Corona crisis and boost the economy with millions of new jobs. In addition, the challengers want to provide an answer to "racial injustice" and take decisive action against the climate crisis [1].

National Domestic Workers Alliance (2020-08-26). Thursday 8/27: "Immigration Nation" & the Reality of the Family Separation Crisis Today. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-08-26). Cancel Animal Ag: Demand a Moratorium. indybay.org Animal abuse is rampant in California. Companies like Smithfield Foods are torturing animals, brewing disease inside filthy factory farms, and spreading COVID-19 among vulnerable slaughterhouse workers.

_____ (2020-08-26). Might Belarus Become The Next Syria? popularresistance.org There are signs that Russia is intervening in the Belarusian crisis (finally!) | First and foremost, we can see a truly radical change in Lukashenko's policies: if his initial instinct was to unleash brutal repression of both the violent rioters and the peaceful demonstrators, now he has made a 180 and the outcome is quite amazing: on Sunday there were large anti-Lukashenko demonstrations yet not a single person was detained. Not one. Even more amazing is this: the Polish-run Nexta Telagram channel (which is the main medium used by the Empire to overthrow Lukashenko) initially called for a peaceful protest, but a…

_____ (2020-08-26). Wildfire, Hurricanes, Floods And Droughts Quadrupled In Cost Since 1980. popularresistance.org In the last 40 years, 663 disasters linked to climate change in the United States killed 14,223 people. The total cost: an estimated $1.77 trillion, a bit more than Canada's Gross National Product in 2018. | Economic losses in Europe resulting from climate-linked extreme weather from 1980 to 2017 were lower, totaling $537 billion. The difference was the cost of tropical storms, which don't affect Europe but accounted for nearly half of the U.S. total costs. | The report analyzed data going back to 1980 from several sources, including a database of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that ca…

_____ (2020-08-26). Exxon Booted From Dow As Oil And Gas Falls. popularresistance.org Spending 92 years doing anything is an accomplishment, so let's cheers to Exxon Mobil Corp., which spent more than nine decades as a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, pillaging the planet, lying about climate change, and making rich people even richer. | Now, those days have come to an end. One of the biggest oil companies on Earth has hemorrhaged money this year, and now it's been booted from the Dow Jones because it just isn't the superpower it once was. I almost feel bad for Big Oil these days. Almost. | The news of Exxon's removal from the Dow Jones comes amid a pandemic that has absolutely crushed…

_____ (2020-08-26). Common Ground Collective Teaches Us About Surviving Crisis Together. popularresistance.org It started in Malik Rahim's kitchen, as the waters from the broken levees continued to flow through New Orleans' lower 9th Ward. A small group of activists from the city and Austin, Texas, including former Black Panthers, began scratching down notes and trying to figure out exactly what they could do to provide support to the neighborhoods obliterated by Hurricane Katrina. | This was in 2005, just days after the storm had battered the city and demolished the levees, overwhelming the surrounding blocks with a toxic water sludge.

_____ (2020-08-26). Organizing Call: After The DNC And RNC — We Can't Breathe! popularresistance.org The Democratic and Republican Conventions are not confronting the crises of our times – the economic collapse, COVID pandemic, lack of access to healthcare, inequality, racism, the cost of education, and never-ending wars and more. | No matter which corporate-funded party wins the election, the people must rule from below. | The national uprising against police violence and the hundreds of wildcat strikes and rent strikes are a few examples among many that show once again that the only way to challenge this racist, militarized system is with the explosive power of people making demands and shutting the system dow…

_____ (2020-08-26). Teachers Organize As COVID-19 Outbreaks At Schools Concealed. popularresistance.org Using the fraudulent pretext of "protecting medical privacy," a growing number of states and school districts across the United States are deliberately concealing information from the public on COVID-19 outbreaks in schools that have reopened. These include the states of Maine, Virginia and Oklahoma, as well as Camden County, Georgia, and Orange County, Florida. In Tennessee, Louisiana, and many other states, the decision is left to each individual county, and an unknown number of county officials are concealing outbreaks in schools from the public.

sputniknews (2020-08-26). US General Milley Holds Phone Talks With Russia's Chief of General Staff. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, held a phone conversation with Russian Chief of the General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov, however, the details of the call will be kept private, a Joint Staff spokesperson, Col. Dede Halfhill, said in a Wednesday statement.

sputniknews (2020-08-26). Two Civilians Killed in Turkish Drone Airstrike in Northern Iraq. sputniknews.com BAGHDAD (Sputnik) — Two civilians were killed in the result of an airstrike launched by a Turkish unmanned aerial vehicle late on Tuesday on a car in the town of Khana Sor located in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh, the official Security Media Cell has said.

sputniknews (2020-08-26). Am I Doin it Right? Wide-Eyed Corgi Pup Attempts Adorable Head Tilts. sputniknews.com While watching the video, try not to tilt your head along with the pup. This little charmer's moves will steal a piece of your heart.

sputniknews (2020-08-26). Trump to Call For Drug Test Before Presidential Debates Over Biden Performance Improvements. sputniknews.com US President Donald Trump said that he noticed a difference in Biden's debate performances during the primaries, suggesting it could be the result of drugs. POTUS has offered no evidence to support his remark.

sputniknews (2020-08-26). Kim Jong-un Appears in Public, Deflating Media Claims of His 'Comatose' State. sputniknews.com Tabloids, US government-funded media, and a throng of unnamed sources and ex-officials have been speculating about Kim Jong-un's health for months, with the North Korean leader reported missing and presumed dead or gravely ill at least four times in 2020. The rumours vanish each time Kim makes a public appearance, only to surface again soon after.

sputniknews (2020-08-26). Troops Clash 'Unfortunate', Bilateral Ties Endured Test of Time, says Chinese Envoy to India. sputniknews.com Indian and Chinese troops clashed in a deadly skirmish in Ladakh on 15 June, leaving 20 Indian soldiers dead. There were Chinese casualties too, but no official figures have been released so far. New Delhi and Beijing have held rounds of talks at the level of military commanders and through diplomatic channels on the disengagement of troops.

sputniknews (2020-08-26). Explosives from Pakistan, Training in Afghanistan: Indian Sleuths Recreate Kashmir Suicide Bombing. sputniknews.com In one of the deadliest terror attacks in the Indian region of Kashmir, a suicide bomber in an explosive-laden car rammed a convoy of troops in February 2019, killing 44 soldiers and injuring several more, raising tension with arch-rival Pakistan. India accused Pakistan of supporting terrorists, a charge denied by Islamabad.

sputniknews (2020-08-26). Debate on Entrance Exam Rages in India Amid Complaints Over Unfair Competition, Virus Restrictions. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): More than a million medical and engineering students in India are spending days in high anxiety and stress after the government decided to go ahead with entrance exams on 13 September. #PostponeJEE_NEETinCOVID has been trending on Twitter and students are calling for the prime minister to intervene.

sputniknews (2020-08-26). Russia Ready to Start COVID-19 Vaccine Supplies to Brazil in November, RDIF CEO Says. sputniknews.com BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) CEO Kirill Dmitriev said on Wednesday that Russia is ready to start deliveries of the newly registered COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil in November.

sputniknews (2020-08-26). Federal Authorities Warn That North Korean Hackers Are Ramping Up Bank Heists. sputniknews.com The United States has alleged that sophisticated hacking operations sourced out of North Korea are becoming an increasing threat, and have claimed that Pyongyang is taking part in a rising number of cyberattacks.

2020-08-26: Social Media Postees

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Blue lives supporter Kyle Rittenhouse shoots three in Kenosha, killing two
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-27
Kenosha, WI – August 25 marked the third night of the uprising that has engulfed Kenosha since the attempted murder of Jacob Blake at the hands of Kenosha police. It was also the deadliest yet, with several people being shot as reactionaries descended on the city. Two of those shot tragically lost their lives. | While the authorities, including the Kenosha Police Department, have yet to release any specifics on the situation, the people who were on the ground recording every moment have been hard at work piecing the available evidence together. As things stand, all of that evidence points to the racist killer bei…
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The battle for the United States Postal Service
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-27
Milwaukee, WI – On August 18, amid public outcry, political scrutiny and protests, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced that his so-called 'reforms' will be put on hold until after the election. While voting rights advocates can and should take this as a partial win, postal workers and concerned postal customers must continue to escalate and build a movement that can permanently end DeJoy's policies of deliberate sabotage and reverse the damage that has already been done. | What have the 'reforms' meant for postal workers and customers? | People around the country were shocked to see images appear of dismantl…
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Global Capitalism, "World Government" and the Corona Crisis
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
The COVID-19 crisis is marked by a public health "emergency" under WHO auspices which is being used as a pretext and a justification to triggering a Worldwide process of economic, social and political restructuring.
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Ranch 2 fire sweeps Azusa Canyon in California
Carly Nicole Sanchez | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-27
Leaving vulnerable populations without protection from the man-made crisis of global warming would be avoided with a new socialist system that centers the struggles of the people.
liberationnews.org/ranch-2-fire-sweeps-a…

HBO's Welcome to Chechnya is Latest Anti-Russian Cold War Propaganda
Max Parry | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-27
In 2017, explosive allegations first emerged that the authorities of the Chechen Republic were reportedly interning gay men in concentration camps. After a three year period of dormancy, the accusations have resurfaced in a new feature length documentary by HBO Films entitled Welcome to Chechnya. Shot between mid-2017 and early last year, the film has …
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Stop the execution of Lezmond Mitchell!
Ted Kelly | workers.org | 2020-08-27
The U.S. government has scheduled the federal execution of 38-year-old Lezmond Mitchell of the Navajo Nation on Aug. 26, despite widespread condemnation. Great Seal of the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation has formally protested the execution on grounds of tribal sovereignty. Family members of Navajo citizens who Mitchell was convicted . . . | Continue reading Stop the execution of Lezmond Mitchell! at Workers.org
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The Logic of Mask Wearing
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-27
[T]he hard but just rule [of science] is that if the ideas didn't work, you must throw them away. — Carl Sagan1 Astrophysicist Carl Sagan puts into plain language the principle of falsification propounded by the philosopher of science Karl Popper. Rigorous science demands that a theory must be capable of being tested and disproven; …
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Daughter Organizes March for Father Killed After Police Interaction
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-08-27
Minneapolis, MN — Lionel Lewis was 26-years-old when he died in police custody in northern Minnesota in 2002. Lewis' daughter, Mia, was only one at the time. | Mia is dedicating her birthday this year to her father and has organized a public demonstration in remembrance…
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White supremacist who killed two protesters in Kenosha arrested nearly 12 hours later
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-26
17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse who fatally shot two protesters in Kenosha and left the scene even as the police was arriving was arrested in the neighboring State of Illinois…
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Protests Erupt After Wisconsin Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man Seven Times
Chris Walker | zcomm.org | 2020-08-26
Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man from Kenosha, Wisconsin, was shot seven times in the back by police officers on Sunday evening as he attempted to enter his own car…
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Protests continue in Kenosha, WI
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-26
Kenosha, WI – Protests demanding justice for Jacob Blake continued here, August 25. Barricades have been erected around the Kenosha County Courthouse, armored vehicles drove through the crowd multiple times, and snipers are on the roof firing pepper-spray projectiles into the crowd. One protester was shot in the head after coming up to bring another protester away from the fencing. There are many reports of people being beaten and abducted by cops. | Members of the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and Freedom Road Socialist Organization are participating in the protests. | This is a deve…
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Protests continue in Kenosha, WI
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-26
Kenosha, WI – Protests demanding justice for Jacob Blake continued here, August 25. Barricades have been erected around the Kenosha County Courthouse, armored vehicles drove through the crowd multiple times, and snipers are on the roof firing pepper-spray projectiles into the crowd. One protester was shot in the head after coming up to bring another protester away from the fencing. There are many reports of people being beaten and abducted by cops. | Members of the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and Freedom Road Socialist Organization are participating in the protests. | This is a deve…
fightbacknews.org/2020/8/26/protests-con…

'We Want Justice': Mass demonstrations and marches erupt Nationwide to protest police shooting of Jacob Blake
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-26
"The video that came out of Kenosha is absolutely horrific. I don't understand how people can watch it and not be here."
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Abolish the police!
Editor | workers.org | 2020-08-26
The recent Republican convention — led by the white-supremacist-in-chief, current U.S. president and enemy of the people — rallied its troops with racist scare tactics about "civil unrest" by Black Lives Matter protesters and left-wing activists.The Democratic convention offered an alternative, but not a solution. This party nominated for U.S. . . . | Continue reading Abolish the police! at Workers.org
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Two Shot Dead in Kenosha as Armed Militias Confront BLM Protests over Police Shooting of Jacob Blake
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-26
Protests continue in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where police shot an unarmed Black man in the back seven times as he was getting into his car, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Jacob Blake was reportedly breaking up a fight before police shot him, and the shooting was witnessed by his three young children. On Tuesday, the situation escalated further when at least one white gunman opened fire on a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters. Two people were killed, and a third was injured, as police continued a violent crackdown on protesters demanding justice for Blake. We speak with Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Ma…
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/26/kenosha_w…

Rebellions Break Out In Lafayette And Kenosha
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-26
A new round of uprisings has kicked off across the so-called United States following the police killings of Trayford Pellerin, "a 31-year-old Black man who was fatally shot Friday night" in Lafayette, New Orleans and 29-year-old Jacob Blake, also Black, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Pellerin was killed after police were called to the scene of a convenience store after someone called in reports of a man walking around with a knife. Police responded by first tasering Pallerin and then shooting him after he walked toward a gas station door.
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Two confirmed dead, multiple people injured in Kenosha violence — police
rt.com | 2020-08-26
Two people were killed and a third victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin, police have confirmed. | The fatal shootings occurred on the third night of protests, rioting and looting in the city in the wake of the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. | #Kenosha police. @PauleenLe has a live report from Kenosha in just minutes on @CBS58. ht…
rt.com/usa/499075-two-dead-kenosha-prote…

17-year-old arrested and charged after 2 killed during riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
rt.com | 2020-08-26
An Illinois teen has been charged with first-degree murder over the shooting of three protesters — two fatal — amid the ongoing riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Alleged militia member Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested in his home state. | Rittenhouse was accused of fleeing Wisconsin "with intent to avoid prosecution" for the shooting. A public defender has been assigned to Rittenhouse's case. | Rittenhouse is described as a "fugitive from justice" in public court documents obtained by the Daily Dot. | While two people were fatally shot during the third night of violent rioting in Kenosha, a third victim wa…
rt.com/usa/499140-kyle-rittenhouse-arres…

Protester SHOT IN THE HEAD as Kenosha descends into warzone (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-08-26
A man was shot in the head after gunfire broke out during violent demonstrations in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Several others were wounded in separate incidents, according to media reports. | Graphic videos posted on social media show a shirtless man lying on the ground with a wound on the side of his head. It's unclear what prompted the shooting, with some eyewitnesses claiming that an armed individual was trying to protect a local business from being looted and burned by rioters. | Bystanders were seen wrapping a shirt around the victim's head, and then carrying him to a nearby vehicle. He was then rushed to the ho…
rt.com/usa/499055-kenosha-shot-head-riot…

Progressive Twitter icon Shaun King threatens to DOX Kenosha cops after openly supporting violent riots
rt.com | 2020-08-26
Prominent social activist Shaun King has threatened to indiscriminately publish the names of police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin if the city refuses to identify the cop who shot a black man, Jacob Blake. | Twitter users expressed disgust and reported King for harassment after the prominent Black Lives Matter advocate said he would begin targeting members of the Kenosha police force, regardless of whether they were involved in Sunday's shooting. | "If you do not name the officer who brutally shot Jacob Blake on Sunday, we will simply begin naming officers from your department who may or may not be him," King…
rt.com/usa/499095-shaun-king-kenosha-pol…

Jacob Blake's family 'disgusted' by Kenosha rioting & violence, his mother issues apology to Trump
rt.com | 2020-08-26
Julia Jackson, the mother of 29-year-old Jacob Blake who was shot seven times by police during an altercation in Kenosha, Wisconsin, says she and her family are disgusted by the rioting and looting in their city. | "My family and I are very hurt and quite frankly disgusted," Jackson said in a televised interview. | "And as his mother, please don't burn up property and cause havoc and tear your own homes down in my son's name. You shouldn't do it. People shouldn't do it anyway, but to use my child or any other mother or father's child, our tragedy to react in that manner is just not acceptable," she added. | Ja…
rt.com/usa/499113-kenosha-jacob-blake-mo…

Two confirmed dead, multiple people injured in Kenosha violence — police
rt.com | 2020-08-26
Two people were killed and a third victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin, police have confirmed. | The fatal shootings occurred on the third night of protests, rioting and looting in the city in the wake of the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. | UPDATE: Two dead according to #Kenosha police. @PauleenLe has a live report from Kenosha in just minutes on…
rt.com/usa/499075-two-dead-kenosha-prote…

Democrats Wage #TrumpChaos 'War' Campaign via Billboards in DC Amid RNC Convention
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) launched the Twitter hashtag #TrumpChaos, fueling both offline and online campaigns against US President Donald Trump, attacking the president for how he uses the coronavirus pandemic and condemning him for attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
sputniknews.com/us/202008271080288395-de…

US Police in Portland Declare Assembly Near City Hall Riot, Demand Immediate Dispersal
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Police Bureau of Portland, a city in the US western Oregon state, warned the people who had gathered near the city hall on the back of incessant George Floyd protests that the law enforcement would use force to disperse them as the assembly was declared a riot.
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Protests erupt for third night after Black man shot by police left paralysed
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-26
A Black man shot multiple times by police in the US state of Wisconsin is paralysed, and it would "take a miracle" for him to walk again, his family's lawyer has said.The shooting of Jacob Blake on Sunday in Kenosha — apparently in the back, while three of his children looked on — was captured on mobile phone video and ignited new protests over racial injustice in several cities. | It comes just three months after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police triggered a wider reckoning on race in the US and beyond.The Blake family's lawyer Ben Crump called for the officer who opened fi…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2020/08/26/pr…

RNC Gave Prime Time to Vigilantes. The Next Day a Gunman Shot BLM Protesters
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-26
The opening night of this week's Republican National Convention (RNC) prominently featured a speech by Patricia and Mark McCloskey, the wealthy white couple who illegally brandished firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Louis, Missouri. | Then, just one day after the McCloskeys' RNC speech, a white gunman killed two people and injured a third at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. | Police have arrested Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old Illinois resident, for first-deg…
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Not being Trump is not enough
Editor | workers.org | 2020-08-27
Once every four years, the two major capitalist parties in the United States get unlimited prime-time media, with much hoopla, to promote their candidates for U.S. president and vice president. The four-day Democratic National Convention that ended Aug. 20 offered far less than usual, which cannot just be blamed on . . . | Continue reading Not being Trump is not enough at Workers.org
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Two shot dead during anti-racism protests in US
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-26
Two people were shot dead and one injured in the Midwestern US state of Wisconsin late Tuesday as protests against the police shooting of a Black man turned violent, said local police. | Police in the city of Kenosha said in a statement Wednesday that they responded to report of shots being fired and multiple gunshot victims around 11.45 p.m. (0445GMT). It said a third gunshot victim was taken to a hospital with "serious but non-life threatening injuries." | Saying the investigation is ongoing, the department did not provide further information about the shooters or the victims. | Julio Rosas, a journalist at th…
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The climate action we need today
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-08-27
Environment Alex BainbridgeIssue 1278 Australia climate emergency Our Common CauseAugust 27, 2020While the global coronavirus pandemic dominates local and international attention, the climate…
greenleft.org.au/content/climate-action-…

Netanyahu vs Gantz: Gaza Escalation as Reflection of Israel's Political Rivalry
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-27
Only recently, the Palestinian group, Hamas, and Israel seemed close to reaching a prisoner exchange agreement, where Hamas would release several Israeli soldiers held in Gaza while Israel would set free an unspecified number of Palestinian detainees held in Israeli prisons. Instead of the much-anticipated announcement of some kind of a deal, on August 10, …
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Abolish the police!
Editor | workers.org | 2020-08-26
The recent Republican convention — led by the white-supremacist-in-chief, current U.S. president and enemy of the people — rallied its troops with racist scare tactics about "civil unrest" by Black Lives Matter protesters and left-wing activists. The Democratic convention offered an alternative, but not a solution. This party nominated for . . . | Continue reading Abolish the police! at Workers.org
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Doctors Decry 'Less Lethal' Police Munitions
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-26
A group of doctors from the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Austin penned a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine to warn of the dangers of police's less-lethal munitions used to subdue Black Lives Matter protesters after treating several patients with severe injuries. | The Associated Press (AP) reports that 12 doctors from Dell Seton said Austin police used bean bag rounds in place of actual bullets to control the protests, but the bean bags still resulted in injuries like bleeding in the brain and a skull fracture.
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Houseless Resist Second Eviction Effort In Philadelphia
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-26
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 a time when the COVID pandemic is ravaging the city. A large "Black Lives Matter" banner hangs at the entrance. | The James Talib Dean camp, named to honor an organizer who died shortly after it was established in June, is the latest in a series of camps set up by local activist groups.
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Overfunding The Military Drives Climate Crisis And White Supremacist Culture
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-26
As the U.S. now approaches the third month since protests erupted following the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless Black Americans calls to defund and abolish the police are resonating throughout public consciousness. While the Black Lives Matter movement rightfully pushes for the defunding and abolition of a white supremacist institution, it must be recognized that another institution — U.S. militarism — is also an overfunded structure responsible for violence, oppression, and white supremacy.
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The USA: Global Leader in Election Interference Abroad and Now at Home
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-26
Putin's impact on the election is modest compared to the damage that Trump and Republican legislators throughout the country can inflict. Voter suppression remains a huge problem, particularly in the wake of the Supreme Court decision in 2013 to weaken the Voting Rights Act. The campaign against mail-in voting is creating uncertainty and cynicism throughout the country as is Trump's constant ravings about vote by mail causing a fraudulent election.
counterpunch.org/2020/08/26/the-usa-glob…

Protect the Postal Service
Brian Trautman | progressive.org | 2020-08-26
Trump and DeJoy must be held accountable for the harm they have inflicted on a critical part of this nation's infrastructure.
progressive.org/op-eds/protect-the-posta…

Workers, communities rise to defend the Postal Service
Sunil Freeman | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-26
The catchy rhythmic beat of Washington, D.C.'s home-grown Go-Go music was cranked up loud outside U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's home in a protest against actions that weaken…
liberationnews.org/workers-communities-r…

LaDoris Cordell Speaks at Save USPS Rally
Solidarity with Postal Workers | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
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.
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Reminder: The US Empire Tortures Journalists And Whistleblowers
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-26
"He was wearing a yellow armband to indicate his level of prisoner status, and you could see how thin his arms were," Moris told the PA news agency. | "Moris said her partner is still suffering from a frozen shoulder, and had recently sprained his ankle," PA reports. | "He is in a lot of pain," Moris added. | This additional physical pain is just one more piece of information on top of the mountain of evidence we already had that the United States and United Kingdom are t…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/reminde…

New survey highlights effectiveness of anti-China COVID rhetoric
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-08-26
A new YouGov survey reveals the real effects that Anti-China rhetoric is having on shaping public perception and the reality of COVID-19's impact on the world.
mronline.org/2020/08/26/new-survey-highl…

Israel bombs Gaza every day since UAE normalization announced
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-08-26
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, about the recent announcement that Israel and the United Arab Emirates plan to normalize relations. They discuss the conditions which led to the deal as well as what the agreement will mean for Palestinians, particularly those in the besieged Gaza Strip.
thegrayzone.com/2020/08/26/israel-bombs-…

Madrid: One of the real but "polemic" ways to defeat the COVID-19
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-26
What a joy to travel again! COVID-19 is not just a disease; it is also a state of mind, a psychosis, a fear. It is an event that, all over the world, unleashed irrational behavior by the governments, individuals, and media. It triggered speculations, bizarre analyses, and selective 'cut-and-paste science.' Result: while there are, undeniably, …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/madrid-one-of…

The China-US Trade Deal, Uncertainty and Instability of the Global Economy
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
Everything is so uncertain around the world that the international community craves some semblance of structural stability around which they can rebuild their economies. China and the US' reaffirmation of their trade deal fulfills this much-needed role, which in turn …
globalresearch.ca/china-us-trade-deal-ch…

Can the US Stop Russia from 'Pulling a Crimea' in Belarus?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
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 …
globalresearch.ca/can-us-stop-russia-pul…

Comment les États-Unis ont poussé le Liban au bord de l'effondrement
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-08-26
Alors que les médias arguent que la crise du Liban n'a pour cause unique que la corruption, le gouvernement étatsunien a déclenché une campagne de ´pression maximale ª pour pousser au changement de régime et écraser la résistance libanaise par des sanctions et une guerre hybride agressive. You can read this article in English here. Alors …
thegrayzone.com/2020/08/25/etats-unis-li…

"Collective Narcissism" and the "Dark Triad": Those Who Protest against the "Official" Covid-19 Narrative are Categorized as "Psychopaths". Is It A Witch Hunt?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
A diabolical process is underway which consists in "identifying" all those who are opposed to the governments' management of the coronavirus pandemic. According to ongoing psychological studies, these opponents are categorized as anti-social psychopaths. | The unspoken objective is to shunt …
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Chris Hedges: How Corporate Tyranny Works
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-26
The persecution of the attorney Steven Donziger is a grim illustration of what happens when we confront the real centers of power, masked and unacknowledged by the divisive cant from the Trump White House or the sentimental drivel of the Democratic Party. Those, like Donziger, who name and fight the corporate control of our society on behalf of the vulnerable see the judiciary, the press and the institutions of government unite to crucify them. | "It's been a long battle, 27 years," Donziger said when I reached him by phone in his apartment in Manhattan.
popularresistance.org/chris-hedges-how-c…

"Hatemonger": Author Jean Guerrero on Stephen Miller, Trump's White Nationalist Immigration Henchman
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-26
A new book on Stephen Miller, the architect of the Trump administration's unprecedented attack on immigrant communities and the immigration system, describes the White House adviser as a dangerous man bringing white nationalist ideology to the highest levels of government. "This is what shapes the immigration policy," says Jean Guerrero, author of "Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda." Miller, descended from Jewish immigrants, has been obsessed with fighting multiculturalism since his teenage years and has steadily climbed the right-wing political ladder to become one of Don…
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/26/stephen_m…

RNC Night 2: Trump Loyalists & Family Members Ignore COVID Death Toll & Flout Election Laws
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-26
At the second night of the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, speakers largely ignored the devastating public health and economic crisis facing the country as the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus nears 180,000 and tens of millions of Americans are out of work and struggling to pay for food and housing. We feature excerpts from the night, which included praise for President Trump's actions in the Middle East and more dire warnings about a Joe Biden presidency, as well as several speeches that appear to violate the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from using their office for partisan polit…
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China's Growing Agriculture Crisis. Devastating Shocks: Swine Fever, Floods, Droughts
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
For the past months the Peoples' Republic of China has been subject to one after the other devastating shocks to its agriculture sector. A deadly outbreak of African Swine Fever that halved China's huge pig herds in 2019, was followed …
globalresearch.ca/china-growing-agricult…

After Beirut blast, Israel revives tales of Hezbollah ammonium nitrate terror plots
Gareth Porter | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-26
Israeli intelligence is polishing off a dubious propaganda campaign to suggest Hezbollah was to blame for the recent catastrophe in Beirut. But the factual record either contradicts Israeli claims or reveals a complete dearth of evidence. | Israeli officials have exploited the massive explosion at the Port of Beirut this August to revive a dormant propaganda campaign that had accused the Lebanese militia and political party Hezbollah of storing ammonium nitrate in several countries to wage terror attacks on Israelis. | The Israeli intelligence apparatus had planted a series of stories from 2012 to 2019 claiming H…
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After Beirut blast, Israel revives tales of Hezbollah ammonium nitrate terror plots
Gareth Porter | thegrayzone.com | 2020-08-26
Israeli intelligence is polishing off a dubious propaganda campaign to suggest Hezbollah was to blame for the recent catastrophe in Beirut. But the factual record either contradicts Israeli claims or reveals a complete dearth of evidence. By Gareth Porter Israeli officials have exploited the massive explosion at the Port of Beirut this August to revive …
thegrayzone.com/2020/08/26/beirut-blast-…

Over 40 Protests Across The UK On #StopArmingIsrael Day Of Action
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-26
Hundreds have taken to the streets in dozens of towns and cities to call for an end to the UK's complicity in Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people, on the 6 year anniversary of the end of Israel's aerial bombardment and ground invasion of Gaza. The protests come as Israel has conducted a renewed bombardment of Gaza, which remains under a crippling land, air and sea blockade. | The 2014 attack killed over 2,200 Palestinians in 51 days, nearly a quarter of whom were children. The UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza conflict found credible allegations that Israel committed war crimes throu…
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Coronavirus outbreak kills 1, sickens 8 in Gaza
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-26
Health authorities in the blockaded Gaza Strip on Wednesday registered one death and eight cases from the coronavirus pandemic.The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said a 61-year-old Palestinian died from the virus, while eight people were infected, bringing the total number of cases in the enclave since Monday to 15.On Monday, authorities in the enclave imposed a two-day lockdown as part of measures to stem the virus' spread.Previous infections were reported from inside quarantine centers for arrivals to Gaza.*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat…
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Netanyahu vs. Gantz: Gaza escalation reflects Israel's political rivalry
Ramzy Baroud | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-26
Only recently, the Palestinian group, Hamas, and Israel seemed close to reaching a prisoner exchange agreement, where Hamas would release several Israeli soldiers held in Gaza while Israel would set free an unspecified number of Palestinian detainees held in Israeli prisons. Instead of the much-anticipated announcement of some kind of a deal, on August 10 …
peoplesworld.org/article/netanyahu-vs-ga…

Displaced Yemenis suffer as aid shortfall closes clinics
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-26
"Enough is enough now, we can't go on," said administrative worker Mansour, who financially supports his and his deceased brother's family. His salary, while he was still paid, was around $180 a month.Across Yemen health, sanitation and nutrition services that keep millions from starvation and disease are gradually closing amid an acute funding shortage for the world's largest humanitarian crisis.The United Nations said last week 12 of its 38 major programmes have shut or scaled down, and between August and September 20 programmes face further reductions or closure.In the Mahraba displacement camp in Hajjah provi…
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US Elections 2020 and the Corporate Media
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
Irony is dead, or at least one might think so by observing several articles about Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar's recent re-nomination. Article after article references her statement that U.S. officials' support for Israel is "all about the Benjamins", and …
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Not Even a Global Pandemic Could Stop the Federal Government from Pursuing a String of Back-to-Back Executions This Summer
Cassandra Stubbs | aclu.org | 2020-08-26
Tonight, the federal government plans to execute Lezmond Mitchell, a Navajo man, despite the objections of the Navajo Nation and the family members of the victim in the case, and despite a federal statute intended to prevent federal executions of indigenous people over the objections of Native American tribes. , , Mr. Mitchell is the fourth person set for execution this summer alone. By carrying out this execution, Barr's Justice Department will have executed more people this summer than i…
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California ski resort changes name over offensive term for Native American women
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-26
California's popular Squaw Valley Ski Resort will change its name because the word "squaw" is a derogatory term for Native American women, officials have said.The resort hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.The decision was reached after consulting with local Native American groups and extensive research into the etymology and history of the term "squaw", said Ron Cohen, president and COO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.The word "squaw", derived from the Algonquin language, may have once simply meant "woman". But over generations, the word morphed into a misogynist and racist term to disparage Indigenous women. | Today…
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California ski resort changes name over offensive term for Native American women
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-26
California's popular Squaw Valley Ski Resort will change its name because the word "squaw" is a derogatory term for Native American women, officials have said.The resort hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.The decision was reached after consulting with local Native American groups and extensive research into the etymology and history of the term "squaw", said Ron Cohen, president and COO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.The word "squaw", derived from the Algonquin language, may have once simply meant "woman". But over generations, the word morphed into a misogynist and racist term to disparage Indigenous women. | https…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2020/08/26/ca…

As Party of Climate Denial Meets, Wildfires Rage and Hurricanes Target Gulf Coast
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-08-26
The Republican Party cannot solve the climate emergency just as it cannot solve the pandemic. It is about making money for its billionaire clientele, not about delivering better lives to working Americans.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/as-party-of-climat…

Kerala rejects handing over of airport to Adani Group
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-26
A massive protest was organized by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the Indian State of Kerala in which 3 million people took part against the anti-people policies of the Central government. The protest also marked the beginning of a campaign against the privatization of Thiruvananthapuram airport.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/26/kerala-re…

GOP convention claims coronavirus pandemic is over and economy is booming
Julie Pace | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-26
WASHINGTON (AP)–At President Donald Trump's Republican convention, he is welcoming to immigrants, not the architect of some of the nation's harshest anti-immigration policies. At Trump's convention, the coronavirus pandemic has largely subsided, not continued to infect thousands of Americans a day. The economy is booming, not sputtering. Trump is a leader in healing racial strife, not stoking divisions. Tuesday's gauzy prime-time …
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Anti-Trump Twitter UNWOKES itself to go after Melania for being an immigrant and a woman following RNC speech
rt.com | 2020-08-26
Anti-Republican partisans online appeared to abandon any pro-women and pro-immigrant rhetoric to mock Melania Trump's accent, appearance and even to doubt her visa following the first lady's RNC speech. | In her address at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, Melania urged to "stop the violence" at the ongoing anti-racism protests, and expressed her sympathies for Americans hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. | The speech's substance was largely ignored by some Twitter users, who went on to ridicule the first lady for b…
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US Border Agents Considered Using 'Heat Ray' Against Migrants at Southern Border – Report
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
A new report in the New York Times details that around two weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, at the request of US President Donald Trump, suggested deploying a microwave, or "heat ray," weapon at the country's southern border to deter illegal crossings.
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Critics Blast Anti-Immigrant Trump for Exploiting Naturalization Ceremony at RNC
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-26
As massive backlogs across the U.S. prevent tens of thousands of immigrants from becoming citizens and voters, President Donald Trump — who has spent much of his term demonizing and terrorizing immigrants through rhetoric and policy — hosted a naturalization ceremony at the White House for five new citizens Tuesday on the second night of the Republican National Convention. | Rights advocates a…
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Is the UN Preparing for the "Second Covid Lockdown"? Oppressive Measures Worldwide, Obedience and Acceptance
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
That's the level of fearmongering going on — justifying obliging face masks in public places and shops and closed areas. Also, new emphasis is put on 'social distancing'. People are to be trained and reminded at every corner to stay away from each other.
globalresearch.ca/is-un-preparing-next-l…

Is the UN Preparing for the "Second Covid Lockdown"? Oppressive Measures Worldwide, Obedience and Acceptance
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
The Geneva UN Medical Directors (UNMD) group has just issued a CONSENSUS STATEMENT for UN staff in Geneva that is essentially warning UN staff of stricter measures be taken, such as mask wearing in the office when 2-meter distances could | …
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Manufacturing Misconceptions About Iran and the Persistent Misguided Decisions of the US Government
Iran-Eurica | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
The narrative of "regime change in Iran" has turned into a profitable industry run by those who indoctrinate White House officials with misperceptions about the course of events in Iran, and by doing so, mislead US policies vis-à -vis Tehran. Indeed, …
globalresearch.ca/manufacturing-misconce…

Gloria La Riva wins ballot access in Utah
Devin Martínez | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-26
This November, Utah voters can vote for a revolutionary socialist. On Aug. 17, the office of the Utah Lieutenant Governor announced that Gloria La Riva had filed for access to the ballot for president of the United States, and on Aug. 24, validated the filing. For third-party candidates, gaining ballot access is always challenging. While …
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Sanders' Inadequate Pandemic Wealth Tax Proposal
Rick Baum | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-26
Humanity is obviously in the middle of a grave crisis that "socialist" Bernie Sanders understands. In a column recently published in the Guardian with the title "The Pandemic is helping the rich get even richer. It's time to tax their obscene wealth," he characterizes the current conditions as,…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/26/sanders-inad…

Socialist Cuba: a global leader in the fight against COVID-19
| workers.org | 2020-08-26
By Rosemari Mealy This is a slightly edited talk given at a Workers World Party webinar on Aug. 20 on "COVID can be defeated: Cuba, China, Venezuela and Vietnam lead the way." Cuban doctors battle COVID-19. I would like to thank Workers World for the opportunity to participate in this . . . | Continue reading Socialist Cuba: a global leader in the fight against COVID-19 at Workers.org
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Video: Massive Explosion Rocks Syria's Arab Gas Pipeline. Terrorist Attack
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
A large explosion rocked the Arab Gas Pipeline in Syria on August 24 causing a blackout in the country's capital Damascus and multiple other cities and towns. | The explosion occurred between the towns of Ad Dumayr and Adra the a …
globalresearch.ca/video-iranian-axis-res…

Trump's 50 Promises to be Broken
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
All politicians lie. Rare exceptions prove the rule. | Trump elevated dissembling to a whole new level. Take nothing he says seriously. | His serial lying is so extreme that he may no longer be able to distinguish between facts and fiction….
globalresearch.ca/trump-50-promises-brok…

Did Pompeo Breach the Hatch Act and State Department Regulations?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
On Tuesday, Pompeo addressed the Republican National Convention from Jerusalem, his remarks prerecorded. See below on what he said. | *** | Was his unprecedented act by a US secretary of state unlawful? | According to the 1939 Hatch Act, US executive branch …
globalresearch.ca/did-pompeo-breach-hatc…

Pakistan's Imran Khan phones Afghan head of peace talks
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-26
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday telephoned Abdullah Abdullah, the Afghan government representative who will lead talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 19-year war in Afghanistan.Khan said bilateral relations between the countries are based on commonalities of faith and culture, according to a statement from his office.The phone call came after a Taliban delegation held talks Tuesday with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and spy chief Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed."Highlighting Pakistan's positive contribution to the Afghan peace process, the prime minister stressed that the Afghan le…
yenisafak.com/en/world/pakistans-imran-k…

Refugees at risk of hunger and malnutrition, as relief hit in Eastern Africa
news.un.org | 2020-08-26
UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to reduce its food and cash assistance for refugees in Eastern Africa by up to 30 per cent, the agency has said, voicing fears that the reductions could worsen in the coming months unless urgent additional funding is received in time.
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US Media Can't Think How to Fight Fires Without $1-an-Hour Prison Labor
Neil Demause | zcomm.org | 2020-08-26
Trained firefighters being good enough to work for nearly nothing, but ineligible to get real jobs, would seem to represent an even bigger irony — and a more important story — than California having to spend a few million dollars extra to fight two crises at once…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/us-media-cant-thin…

COVID can be defeated / Cuba, China, Venezuela and Vietnam lead the way
calvin deutschbein | workers.org | 2020-08-26
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage uncontrollably in the U.S., it must be understood that it doesn't have to be this way. Many countries around the world, especially those building socialism, have been able to effectively combat the pandemic, using the tools of a planned economy and robust national . . . | Continue reading COVID can be defeated / Cuba, China, Venezuela and Vietnam lead the way at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/08/50833/?utm_source=rs…

Financial Meltdown and the Bailouts: The Role of Speculative Trade. Wall Street Criminality on Display
Anthony Hall | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
The Role of Bailouts and Speculative trade | The elimination of the Glass-Steagall Act in November 1999 was essential to the process of dramatically cutting back the government's role as a protector of the public interest on the financial services sector. …
globalresearch.ca/financial-meltdown-and…

Hymn for a Broken Empire: Republican National Security Officials for Biden
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-26
If fodder is needed for the argument that a Deep State is running wild and determined to depose President Donald J. Trump, this will surely help. In a statement by self-titled "former Republican National Security Officials", a hand-on-heart allegiance is made to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The authors are intent on moving the incumbent …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/hymn-for-a-br…

Address root causes of the Rohingya refugee crisis, urges UN chief
news.un.org | 2020-08-26
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater attention to the Rohingya refugee crisis — which entered its fourth year — and for addressing the root causes of the conflict.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/08/1…

The Republican Convention Opens With a Night of Fascist Fan Fiction
William rivers Pitt | zcomm.org | 2020-08-26
It's not real, what was portrayed last night, any more than all of the pig-eyed lies Trump has unspooled over these long years were real.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-republican-con…

Racist, misogynist jail system: Deaths of women prisoners in Georgia
Arielle Robinson | workers.org | 2020-08-26
Cobb County Jail Complex near Atlanta. Atlanta, GA — Two people incarcerated in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center have died within the past two months — both women. The massive jail is about 20 minutes outside of Atlanta. An imprisoned woman, whose name and cause of death have not . . . | Continue reading Racist, misogynist jail system: Deaths of women prisoners in Georgia at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/08/50858/?utm_source=rs…

NFL concussion awards discriminate against African American players
Maryclaire Dale | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-26
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dementia tests in the NFL concussion litigation allow doctors to use different baseline standards for Black and white retired players, making it more difficult for Blacks to show injury and qualify for awards, lawyers for two ex-players argued in court filings Tuesday. The settlement fund has so far paid about $720 million …
peoplesworld.org/article/nfl-concussion-…

Video: Covid-19 Lies: No Masks, No Lockdowns, No Social Distancing! Mass Mobilization in Ireland
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
Ireland is leading a movement. | The Statistics are manipulated. | More people will die as a result of the closing down of the global economy. | No justification for the schools to be closed down. | No justification to wearing a face mask. …
globalresearch.ca/video-covid-19-lies-no…

Indian construction workers in Serbia protest demanding salary, food and repatriation
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-26
The New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (NKPJ) has expressed solidarity with the Indian workers and demanded proper action from authorities against Nikoliƒá LLC, the company which brought the workers to Serbia…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/26/indian-co…

Developers displace Baltimore public housing residents, get tax breaks
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-08-26
A multi-year investigation by TRNN reporters reveals how neoliberal policies and public-private partnerships have led to tax-free zones for private interests, while taxpayers foot the bill.
therealnews.com/stories/developers-displ…

Thousands demand new trial for Imam Jamil Al-Amin
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2020-08-26
Jamil Al-Amin Imam Jamil Al-Amin, now in a U.S. prison serving 35 years to life and formerly known as H. Rap Brown, is one of the best-known Black liberation fighters of the 1960s and 1970s. He served as chair of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), a youth-led organization that bravely . . . | Continue reading Thousands demand new trial for Imam Jamil Al-Amin at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/08/50852/?utm_source=rs…

Hundreds of thousands of nursing home residents may not be able to vote in November because of the pandemic
Ryan McCarthy and Jack Gillum | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-26
Under federal law, nursing homes have a duty to facilitate residents' rights, including voting. But even before the pandemic, compliance was spotty.
nationofchange.org/2020/08/26/hundreds-o…

Beijing's Decades-long Policies in Xinjiang, CIA Interference, Funding of Separatist and Terrorist Groups
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
Central to China's rise as a global power are the attempts to increase its influence over Xinjiang, the country's biggest and most mineral rich region. Xinjiang has been part of Chinese territory since the mid-18th century, longer than the existence …
globalresearch.ca/beijing-decades-long-p…

Revolutionary Black resistance has a long tradition
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-26
As the country faces crisis after crisis–an economic one, on top of a war against Black America all against the backdrop of a global pandemic–a small minority of the rich elite continues to profit off this misery, generating over $308 billion since the start of March.
mronline.org/2020/08/26/revolutionary-bl…

MIrror, Mirror Politics in Germany
Victor Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-26
"Mirror, mirror on the wall…" Nearly every German knows the story of Snow White. Currently, the question of who is "fairest of them all" faces nearly every German political party or, in modern terms, who can attract more votes in next year's election. The U.S. equivalent question, which will seek and hopefully find answer much…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/26/mirror-mirro…

IBEW leader blows the whistle on Trump plan to cut Social Security
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-26
WASHINGTON–The Alliance for Retired Americans and the Electrical Workers (IBEW) are blowing a loud whistle on GOP President Donald Trump's threat to the financial future of Social Security. Let him get away with it, they warn, and the chances for a sane and secure retirement for millions would slide downhill. And Social Security's chief actuary, …
peoplesworld.org/article/unmentioned-at-…

Permitted Unlawfulness: The New Zealand Coronavirus Lockdown
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-26
"Limitation is essential to authority. A government is legitimate only if it is effectively limited." — Lord Acton It is a study both troublesome and perplexing. To what end can a state trample on human rights ostensibly to preserve such objects a public health? The coronavirus lockdowns have become a feature of global politics and…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/26/permitted-un…

Tennessee signs bill increasing penalties related to political protests to felonies, which could revoke right to vote
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-26
nationofchange.org/2020/08/26/tennessee-…

The Dangers of the COVID Operation. Dr. Roberto Petrella
Dr. Roberto Petrella | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
What do we know? | We know that the tests do not work but governments pretend that they do. We also know that some vaccines sterilize people. Warp Speed vaccine preparation almost guarantees vaccine injury, plus it is an entirely new …
globalresearch.ca/dr-petrella-dangers-co…

Iran Shops for Weapons in Moscow, while the US Is Sidelined
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
The UN arms embargo on Iran will expire in October, and Iran is now shopping for Russian military hardware, including the S-400 . The US suffered a humiliating defeat at the UN on Aug. 14, as they tried to …
globalresearch.ca/iran-shops-weapons-mos…

Trump continues assault on democratic norms at Republican convention
wsws.org | 2020-08-26
The event marks the evolution of one of the two major parties of American capitalism into an instrument for the development of a personalist and authoritarian movement with increasingly fascistic characteristics.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/26/trum…

The CIA Democrats in the 2020 Elections. More Military-Intelligence and FBI Candidates
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
In the course of the 2018 elections, a large group of former military-intelligence operatives entered capitalist politics as candidates seeking the Democratic Party nomination in 50 congressional seats–nearly half the seats where the Democrats were targeting Republican incumbents or open …
globalresearch.ca/cia-democrats-2020-ele…

How China won the COVID-19 fight and what this means for the world
| workers.org | 2020-08-26
By Lee Siu Hin This Aug. 15, the city of Wuhan in China — the first city to report a COVID-19 outbreak early this year — after 76 days of lockdown to fully contain the virus that had started in early April, kicked off something unimaginable for the rest of . . . | Continue reading How China won the COVID-19 fight and what this means for the world at Workers.org
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China: Tudo Corre Como Planejado
Mondialisation | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
Todo mês de agosto a lideranàßa do Partido Comunista Chinês converge para a cidade de Beidaihe, um resort à beira-mar a duas horas de distância de Pequim, a fim de discutir políticas importantes que se fundem posteriormente em planejamento estratégico …
globalresearch.ca/china-tudo-corre-como-…

The fault dear citizens
Philip Farruggio | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-26
Anyone who has to work for the man, in any manner, should finally conclude that these two parties don't give a rat's ass about you… Period!
nationofchange.org/2020/08/26/the-fault-…

China and the Decline of US Power
Chandra Muzaffar | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-26
Constant attacks by some US elites on China will, according to some observers, diminish and disappear once the US presidential election is over in November 2020. This is unlikely to happen for at least two reasons. One, the issues that underscore the targeting of China are fundamental in nature and go beyond elections and personalities.
counterpunch.org/2020/08/26/china-and-th…

The world is going to multipolarity
Leonid Savin | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-26
Leonid Savin, a Russian political analyst, is of the opinion that the world is moving in the direction of "multipolarity" as the world is fed up with unipolar moves by Washington. | "The world is going to multipolarity, and humanity is tired of Washington's dominance and unipolar operations," Savin tells the Tehran Times. | Savin also says Moscow is looking to the East as Russians have bitter memories of the West. | "Russian decision-makers started looking to the East more and more. Because historically, we faced serious threats from the West." | Following is the full text of the interview: | Q: Iran and Russia a…
thealtworld.com/leonid_savin/the-world-i…

Catholics Against Nukes: Archbishop Wester, the Church and Nuclear Deterrence
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
In what is a turn-up for the books, a senior voice of the Catholic Church made something of an impression this month that did not incite scandal, hot rage, or the commencement of an investigation. It did, however, agitate a …
globalresearch.ca/catholics-against-nuke…

COVID can be defeated Cuba, China, Venezuela and Vietnam lead the way
calvin deutschbein | workers.org | 2020-08-26
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage uncontrollably in the U.S., it must be understood that it doesn't have to be this way. Many countries around the world, especially those building socialism, have been able to effectively combat the pandemic, using the tools of a planned economy and robust national . . . | Continue reading COVID can be defeated | Cuba, China, Venezuela and Vietnam lead the way at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/08/50833/?utm_source=rs…

Cambodian civil society calls for release of trade union leader
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-26
Rong Chhun was arrested earlier this month for allegedly inciting international tensions by taking up the matter of loss of land of farmers in the border regions after 2012 demarcation…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/26/cambodian…

Three coal miners killed in Orakzai mine blast
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-26
At least three coal miners, including two brothers, were killed while 11 others were injured in an explosion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Orakzai mine on Sunday, August 23. The miners, hailing from Shangla district, were identified as Umar Zaman, Haji Mohammad and his brother Ibrar. | Coal miners losing lives in explosions inside mines has become a common occurrence in Pakistan. The mine lease owners, along with authorities, continue to pressurize thousands of vulnerable miners to work without proper safety measures. Workers also accuse the mine owners of forcing them to work for over 10 hours a day without adequate s…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/26/three-coa…

Could We Slide into the Abyss Like Germany in 1933?
Stephen Brehe — Jim Nelson | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-26
Will Donald Trump leave office if he loses the election? Many are wondering how he might bend the law to stay in the White House. The president frequently inveighs against "voter fraud" and says his opponents will steal the election with fraudulent mail-in ballots. Further, he refuses to say if he will accept election results.
counterpunch.org/2020/08/26/could-we-sli…

Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific Region: Strategic Cooperation between Indonesia and India
Uriel Araujo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
The Indo-Pacific Region (IPR) is a geopolitical area that comprises parts of the Indian and Pacific oceans. But there is more to it than that. The maritime domain is indeed an important theater for geopolitical competition. The rise of Chinese …
globalresearch.ca/indonesia-india-own-vi…

Can Language Help Us Heal?
Thomas Stephens | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-26
Crime is increasin' Trigger happy policin' Panic is spreading God knows where we're heading — Marvin Gaye, Inner City Blues We are living thru a deep, intense and multifaceted crisis of civilization. 2020 has come to signify a watershed in many Peoples' minds, and in the endless struggle for a better world. None of us are…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/26/can-language…

Prisoners face wildfires and COVID-19
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2020-08-26
Family and supporters of prisoners at Aug. 2 demonstration at San Quentin protest the spread of COVID inside and the refusal by state authorities to release large numbers of prisoners. California is burning as the result of countless dangerous wildfires. People are being forced to evacuate their homes. But one . . . | Continue reading Prisoners face wildfires and COVID-19 at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/08/50855/?utm_source=rs…

Anti-corruption protests, health workers' agitations point to depth of Kenya's COVID-19 crisis
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-26
Very little progress has been made in resolving the issues raised by doctors and nurses in Kenya. Meanwhile, protests have broken out in many cities against alleged misappropriation of funds for COVID-19 equipment…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/26/anti-corr…

'We Charge Genocide' petition's call for justice still echoes seven decades later
Jamal Rich | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-26
WASHINGTON–The historic We Charge Genocide petition that indicted the anti-Black crimes and violence of U.S. capitalism before the whole world during the Cold War was the topic of a Black August event here on Aug. 13, co-hosted by the Claudia Jones School for Political Education and the Paul Robeson House & Museum. Professor Charisse Burden-Stelly, …
peoplesworld.org/article/we-charge-genoc…

What the President Continues to Say (About The Plague)
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-26
I have retained Trump's linguistic infelicities in this compendium of his remarks on the COVID-19 pandemic. July 1– "I think we're going to be very good with the coronavirus. I think that, at some point, that's going to sort of disappear, I hope." July 2–…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/26/what-the-pre…

Presidents have a long history of condescension, indifference and outright racism towards Black Americans
Stephen A. Jones and Eric Freedman | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-26
An honest assessment of American presidential leadership on race reveals a handful of courageous actions but an abundance of racist behavior, even by those remembered as equal rights supporters.
nationofchange.org/2020/08/26/presidents…

100 Years of Universal Suffrage, a history of struggle
Nathalie Hrizi | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-26
Reposted from Breaking the Chains magazine Over a hundred years ago, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified in Tennessee in a nail-biting vote. After decades of organizing, the question of universal suffrage in the United States lay in the hands of 96 legislators, all men and all white, who filed into the …
liberationnews.org/100-years-of-universa…

Facing pandemic, economic and political challenges, Iraq Government 'operating in the eyes of multiple storms at once'
news.un.org | 2020-08-26
The COVID-19 pandemic is aggravating deep-rooted economic, social and political challenges in Iraq, but elections in 2021 — if credible – could open a new chapter for the Middle East nation after years of conflict and strife, the UN's top official in the country said Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/08/1…

RNC opens with baseless Trump claims of rigged election & warnings about socialism and unions
Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-26
The Republican Party has decided not to adopt a new platform this year, a move that ensures there will be no public debate at the convention about the direction of the party under Trump.
nationofchange.org/2020/08/26/rnc-opens-…

Attack of the Tomato Killers: The Police State's War on Weed and Backyard Gardens
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-26
"They came again this morning at about 8: 00 o'clock. A large cargo-type helicopter flew low over the cabin, shaking it on its very foundations. It shook all of us inside, too. I feel frightened … I see how helpless and …
globalresearch.ca/police-state-war-weed-…

GOP 'platform': Almost nothing for workers
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-26
CHARLOTTE, N.C.–The Republican Party's 2020 "platform" has almost nothing for workers. Technically, there's not a platform at all and the only thing workers need, according to the GOP, is four more years of Trump. Instead of a platform, there's a two-page 355-word statement issued by Oval Office occupant Donald Trump himself. In simple phrases of …
peoplesworld.org/article/gop-platform-al…

Mirror, Mirror Politics in Germany
Victor Grossman | zcomm.org | 2020-08-26
"Mirror, mirror on the wall…" Nearly every German knows the story of Snow White. Currently, the question of who is "fairest of them all" faces nearly every German political party or, in modern terms, who can attract more votes in next year's election. The U.S. equivalent question, which will seek and hopefully find answer much Read…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/mirror-mirror-poli…

August 28th online 65th anniversary reading of 'The Ballad of Emmett Till'
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-26
LOS ANGELES — The original director and cast of the Fountain Theatre's 2010, multiple award-winning production of The Ballad of Emmett Till by Ifa Bayeza will reunite for a live-streamed reading of the play on Fri., Aug. 28, which marks the 65th anniversary of Till's murder. The reading will take place at 4 p.m. PT …
peoplesworld.org/article/august-28th-onl…

UNSC rejects US demand for snapback sanctions against Iran
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-26
The admissibility of the notice submitted by Pompeo last week was questioned by 13 out of 15 members of the UNSC. Even US allies have pointed out that having left the deal in 2018, it cannot ask for sanctions…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/26/unsc-reje…

UN again calls for full ratification of nuclear test-ban treaty
news.un.org | 2020-08-26
Achieving a nuclear-free world is the best way to honour lives devastated by these weapons, the UN disarmament chief told a virtual meeting held on Wednesday to commemorate the International Day against Nuclear Tests, observed annually on 29 August.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/08/1…

Cyber Command Gets New Surveillance Powers Under Guise of Battling Election Meddling
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-26
US Cyber Command and the Pentagon are availing themselves of the Russian meddling narratives and added a few others to justify the creation of a cyberwar army with international and domestic capabilities via the National Guard.
mintpressnews.com/us-cyber-command-to-se…

COVID-19: UN urges ramping up social protection programmes to safeguard those most vulnerable
news.un.org | 2020-08-26
The socio-economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted UN agencies on Wednesday to call on countries to increase social protection programmes to protect those most at risk.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/08/1…

Association between brain morphology and electrophysiological features in Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome: A cross-sectional, observational study
Eduardo B Sequerra, Antonio J Rocha, Galtieri O C de Medeiros, Manuel M Neto, Claudia R S Maia, Nívia M R Arrais, Mylena Bezerra, Selma M B Jeronimo, Allan Kardec Barros, Patrícia S Sousa, Aurea Nogueira de Melo, Claudio M Queiroz | thelancet.com | 2020-08-26
The findings suggest that certain CT imaging features are associated with an increased likelihood of developing epilepsy, including higher rates of IED and impaired development of sleep spindles, in the first year of life of CZVS subjects.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30252-2/fulltext?rss=yes

SARS-CoV-2 infection in the COPD population is associated with increased healthcare utilization: An analysis of Cleveland clinic's COVID-19 registry
Amy A Attaway, Joe Zein, Umur S Hatipoğlu | thelancet.com | 2020-08-26
Our analysis demonstrated that COPD patients with COVID-19 had a higher risk for healthcare utilization, although adjusted in-hospital mortality risk was not different than the non-COPD patients with COVID-19.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30259-5/fulltext?rss=yes

Clinical features, diagnostics, and outcomes of patients presenting with acute respiratory illness: A retrospective cohort study of patients with and without COVID-19
Sachin J. Shah, Peter N. Barish, Priya A. Prasad, Amy Kistler, Norma Neff, Jack Kamm, Lucy M. Li, Charles Y. Chiu, Jennifer M. Babik, Margaret C. Fang, Kirsten Neudoerffer Kangelaris, Charles Langelier, Yumiko Abe-Jones, Narges Alipanah, Francisco N. Alvarez, Olga Borisovna Botvinnik, Gloria Castaneda, The CZB CLIAhub Consortium, Rand M. Dadasovich, Jennifer Davis, Xianding Deng, Joseph L. DeRisi, Angela M. Detweiler, Scot Federman, John Haliburton, Samantha Hao, Andrew D. Kerkhoff, G.Renuka Kumar, Katherine B. Malcolm, Sabrina A. Mann, Sandra Martinez, Rupa K. Mary, Eran Mick, Lusajo Mwakibete, Nader Najafi, Michael J. Peluso, Maira Phelps, Angela Oliveira Pisco, Kalani Ratnasiri, Luis A. Rubio, Anna Sellas, Kyla D. Sherwood, Jonathan Sheu, Natasha Spottiswoode, Michelle Tan, Guixia Yu | thelancet.com | 2020-08-26
While we found differences in clinical features of COVID-19 compared to other acute respiratory illnesses, there was significant overlap in presentation and comorbidities. Patients with COVID-19 were more likely to be admitted to the hospital, have longer hospitalizations and develop ARDS, and were unlikely to have co-existent viral infections.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30262-5/fulltext?rss=yes

The Heat: Republican National Convention
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2020-08-26
The first night of the Republican National Convention was largely all about…. The Democrats. We will take a look at the U.S. Presidential race.
america.cgtn.com/2020/08/26/the-heat-rep…

Khaji calls for active role of UN in helping Yemeni people
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister's Senior Assistant in Special Political Affairs Ali-Asghar Khaji called on the United Nations to play a more active role in helping the Yemeni people.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162813/Khaji-calls-…

US premier violator of JCPOA
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Iran's Presidential Aide for Legal Affairs Laya Joneidi named the US as the 'premier violator of the JCPOA'.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162783/US-premier-v…

Iranian Animation "H2 Hope" vie at two intl. Film Festivals
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — The short animation "H2 Hope", co-directed by Ashkan Rahgozar and Negin Khajehaei, is accepted at the Bucheon International Fantasy Film Festival and the Comics and Animation Festival in Greece.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162796/Iranian-Anim…

Flash floods kill at least 25, wound 40 in Afghanistan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — At least 25 people were killed and 40 others wounded in torrential floods in Afghanistan's eastern Parwan province during Tuesday night.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162778/Flash-floods…

Global COVID-19 infections top 23.9 million
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — According to the latest figures, the COVID-19 has infected more than 23.9 million people across the world.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162788/Global-COVID…

The world is going to multipolarity: Russian analyst says
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Leonid Savin, a Russian political analyst, is of the opinion that the world is moving in the direction of "multipolarity" as the world is fed up with unipolar moves by Washington.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162807/The-world-is…

Leader attends 1st night of Muharram mourning ceremony
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) –The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei attended the first night of mourning ceremony of Muharram, marking the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), at the Husseiniyeh of Imam Khomeini on Wed.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162817/Leader-atten…

Iranian envoy to UK reacts to UNSC's rejection of US bid
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — The Iranian ambassador to London has reacted to the isolation of the United States at the UN Security Council for the second time and said there is no consensus on US bid to return Iran's sanction.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162773/Iranian-envo…

Muharram mourning ceremonies in Tabriz
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Mourning ceremonies in the sixth night of Muharram were held in Tabriz with health protocols in place.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/162816/Muharram-mo…

2 new pharmaceutical factories to be inaugurated next week
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Mohammad Reza Shanehsaz, head of Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday that two new pharmaceutical factories are to be inaugurated in the country next week.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162777/2-new-pharma…

Sidelines of Cabinet Session
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — In the sideline of Iran's Cabinet session, some Iranian Ministers answered some questions proposed by reporters.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/162792/Sidelines-o…

Libyan rivals declare ceasefire
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — After nine years of political crisis, the two rival political factions in Libya announced an immediate ceasefire across the whole country on Friday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162791/Libyan-rival…

Trump's latest move regarding Iran isolates US: Cyr
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) –American Professor believes the US move in the UNSC regarding Iran has isolated the US, adding that the issue of the UN has been a controversial issue in the US domestic policy.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162751/Trump-s-late…

4 secretaries appointed for 6th intl. art fest. of resistance
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Secretaries of the four sections of the 6th International Art Festival of Resistance have been announced.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162797/4-secretarie…

Iraq continuing anti-ISIL fight with Iran, Syria & Russia
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — The spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji informed that the 'quadruple security center' comprised of Iraq, Iran, Russia and Syria, is continuing its fight against the ISIL.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162789/Iraq-continu…

India's sugar consignment to Afghanistan arrives in Chabahar
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — A cargo ship carrying the first sugar consignment of the Indian private sector to Afghanistan has docked at the southern Iranian port of Chabahar.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162769/India-s-suga…

Ayatollah Khamenei condoles demise of Hosseinian
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei expressed condolences over the demise of Hojatoleslam Ruhollah Hosseinian.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162795/Ayatollah-Kh…

Iran coronavirus update: 2,243 cases, 119 deaths in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — As of Wednesday, the total number of coronavirus cases in Iran has passed 365,000, of whom 21,020 have lost their lives to the deadly virus.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162790/Iran-coronav…

Hezbollah chief salutes resistance members, their families
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah expressed deep gratitude to those wounded during the resistance against the arrogance.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162818/Hezbollah-ch…

Relations with Zionist Regime criteria for US terror list
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that relation with the Zionist Regime is a criterion for US State Department's terror list.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162811/Relations-wi…

Iranian defense sector independent from foreign countries
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force said on Wednesday that having access to modern equipment, the Iranian defense sector is now standing on its feet independent from any other countries.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162770/Iranian-defe…

Syrian conflict the focus of redesigned global health degree
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-08-26
Collaborations with on-the-ground expertise helped refocus Imperial's Global Health BSc on one of the world's worst health crises of recent times…
imperial.ac.uk/news/202073/syrian-conflict-focus-redesigned-global-health

Syrian conflict the focus of redesigned global health degree
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-08-26
Imperial's Global Health BSc focuses on one of the world's worst health crises of recent times, through collaborations with on the ground expertise…
imperial.ac.uk/news/202073/syrian-conflict-focus-redesigned-global-health

Hip fracture risk linked to nanoscale bone inflexibility
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-08-26
New research has highlighted a preventative treatment gap in patients prone to bone fractures who are otherwise healthy.
imperial.ac.uk/news/202974/hip-fracture-risk-linked-nanoscale-bone

Cancel Animal Ag: Demand a Moratorium
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
Animal abuse is rampant in California. Companies like Smithfield Foods are torturing animals, brewing disease inside filthy factory farms, and spreading COVID-19 among vulnerable slaughterhouse workers.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/25/1883614…

Friday 8/28: Solidarity Speaker: Building Power for Systemic Change
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
We are proud to host a presentation by East Bay Resistance! | The East Bay Resistance organizes protests and actions for human rights and social justice. Their vision is to develop leaders and build power through their communities to drive systemic change, improve the quality of life for their families, and build the leadership capacity within the undermargenalized communities. Learn more at linktr.ee/eastbayresistance | This is a part of our solidarity speaker series that features activists and organizers from various local organizations helping to make the world a better place! Through these speaker eve…
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Wednesday 8/26: Petition: Say "NO!" to Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge!
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
Online petition…
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Free Radio's Bathrobespierre's Broadsides Show on the Net
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
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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Saturday 9/12: Introductions 2020
Root Division | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
Online.
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"Don't let them take democracy away from you"
editors | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
"United we can and will overcome the time of darkness in America," he said. After four years of Trump's presidency, the Biden-Harris team wants to reunite the country, overcome the Corona crisis and boost the economy with millions of new jobs. In addition, the challengers want to provide an answer to "racial injustice" and take decisive action against the climate crisis [1].
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SF Postal Workers in "US Mail Not For Sale" Rally
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
Nationwide protests called by APWU and NACL in response to Trump's attack on the US postal system.
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Abbi Samuels Letter to City Attorney Condotti Re: Police Harassment of Cooper D'Angelo
posted by Norse | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
Activist and ACLU Board member Abbi Samuels posted the following letter asking telling questions about the harassment of Cooper D'Angelo and her partner Russell on the sidewalk outside the Main Post Office last week.
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Meetup: Stories from the Community
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
Everyone we meet has their own unique and incredible story and experience. While we are all united for animal liberation, we all have our own backgrounds and stories to share! Stories From The Community provides us a space for people in the DxE community to learn about and appreciate each other! We know you have a really fascinating pasts to share and we look forward to hearing them! üí&ouml…
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Thursday 8/27: Protest Trump's Nomination Speech — Trump/Pence Out Now!
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
24th and Mission | San Francisco…
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Redwood Gardens senior housing in Berkeley is being sold to Foundation Housing
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
Redwood Gardens Senior Housing In Berkeley. Photo by Lydia Gans.
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Rolling Pin Squad Defends USPS in Palo Alto
Roving Reporter | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
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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Thursday 8/27: "Immigration Nation" & the Reality of the Family Separation Crisis Today
National Domestic Workers Alliance | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
Online via Zoom…
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Traffic Stopping Protest and March to Save the USPS
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
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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Friday 8/28: Online Socialism Forum – Climate Change or System Change!
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
Register at bit.ly/planet-not-profits…
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DeJoy Resign! SF Postal Workers/Supporters Of USPO Protest Privatization & Attacks
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
Postal workers from APWU SF and the Mail Handlers as well as supporters of the US Post office rallied in San Francisco against the shutdown of postal sorting machines and the continued privatization of the public services that also threatens a democratic election. | The rally took place on August 25, 2020 as part of a national day of action to protect…
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State Estimates Delta Tunnel's Cost at $15.9 Billion, but Critics Point to Higher Cost
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
"That Gavin Newsom and California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot are working with Trump to push this through during a pandemic, while many of the people that will be impacted can't engage, shows disrespect for Native Americans and other rural and salmon dependent communities," said Regina Chichizola, co-director of Save California Salmon.
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The Republican convention: Four nights of fascist filth begin
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-08-26
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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Might Belarus Become The Next Syria?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-26
There are signs that Russia is intervening in the Belarusian crisis (finally!) | First and foremost, we can see a truly radical change in Lukashenko's policies: if his initial instinct was to unleash brutal repression of both the violent rioters and the peaceful demonstrators, now he has made a 180 and the outcome is quite amazing: on Sunday there were large anti-Lukashenko demonstrations yet not a single person was detained. Not one. Even more amazing is this: the Polish-run Nexta Telagram channel (which is the main medium used by the Empire to overthrow Lukashenko) initially called for a peaceful protest, but a…
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Teachers Organize As COVID-19 Outbreaks At Schools Concealed
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-26
Using the fraudulent pretext of "protecting medical privacy," a growing number of states and school districts across the United States are deliberately concealing information from the public on COVID-19 outbreaks in schools that have reopened. These include the states of Maine, Virginia and Oklahoma, as well as Camden County, Georgia, and Orange County, Florida. In Tennessee, Louisiana, and many other states, the decision is left to each individual county, and an unknown number of county officials are concealing outbreaks in schools from the public.
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Wildfire, Hurricanes, Floods And Droughts Quadrupled In Cost Since 1980
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-26
In the last 40 years, 663 disasters linked to climate change in the United States killed 14,223 people. The total cost: an estimated $1.77 trillion, a bit more than Canada's Gross National Product in 2018. | Economic losses in Europe resulting from climate-linked extreme weather from 1980 to 2017 were lower, totaling $537 billion. The difference was the cost of tropical storms, which don't affect Europe but accounted for nearly half of the U.S. total costs. | The report analyzed data going back to 1980 from several sources, including a database of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that ca…
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Exxon Booted From Dow As Oil And Gas Falls
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-26
Spending 92 years doing anything is an accomplishment, so let's cheers to Exxon Mobil Corp., which spent more than nine decades as a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, pillaging the planet, lying about climate change, and making rich people even richer. | Now, those days have come to an end. One of the biggest oil companies on Earth has hemorrhaged money this year, and now it's been booted from the Dow Jones because it just isn't the superpower it once was. I almost feel bad for Big Oil these days. Almost. | The news of Exxon's removal from the Dow Jones comes amid a pandemic that has absolutely crushed…
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Organizing Call: After The DNC And RNC — We Can't Breathe!
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-26
The Democratic and Republican Conventions are not confronting the crises of our times – the economic collapse, COVID pandemic, lack of access to healthcare, inequality, racism, the cost of education, and never-ending wars and more. | No matter which corporate-funded party wins the election, the people must rule from below. | The national uprising against police violence and the hundreds of wildcat strikes and rent strikes are a few examples among many that show once again that the only way to challenge this racist, militarized system is with the explosive power of people making demands and shutting the system dow…
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Common Ground Collective Teaches Us About Surviving Crisis Together
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-26
It started in Malik Rahim's kitchen, as the waters from the broken levees continued to flow through New Orleans' lower 9th Ward. A small group of activists from the city and Austin, Texas, including former Black Panthers, began scratching down notes and trying to figure out exactly what they could do to provide support to the neighborhoods obliterated by Hurricane Katrina. | This was in 2005, just days after the storm had battered the city and demolished the levees, overwhelming the surrounding blocks with a toxic water sludge.
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DOJ orders New York & other states that sent Covid-19 patients into nursing homes to turn over records
rt.com | 2020-08-26
The US Justice Department is mulling civil rights investigations of four Democrat-run states whose governors forced elder care homes to take in Covid-19 patients, potentially contributing to thousands of deaths. | The governments of New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania have been ordered to turn over Covid-19 data to the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division as the agency weighs whether to pursue the probes, according to a statement released on Wednesday. Investigations would be launched under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), a law meant to protect the rights of those…
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Doves not in style? CNN & Fox cut Rand Paul's anti-war speech at RNC as he calls out Biden for backing wars in M. East, Serbia
rt.com | 2020-08-26
Senator Rand Paul's (R-Kentucky) speech at the Republican National Convention was butchered by major cable networks, with CNN cutting it completely and Fox replacing the anti-war part with an interview. | Senator Paul, who frequently crossed swords with Donald Trump when both were vying to become the Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 race, admitted during his speech that he did not always agree with the president, but said that Trump's desire to put an end to the "endless wars" far outweighs their differences. | "I'm supporting President Trump because he believes as I do, that a strong America cann…
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Siberian doctors who treated Moscow protest leader Navalny issue open letter addressing critics of their efforts to save activist
rt.com | 2020-08-26
The Russian doctors who treated Alexei Navalny last week have issued an open letter in response to criticism of their efforts to save his life. They are offended by some commentary, which they believe is politically motivated. | The Siberian medics say they did their best in a high-pressure situation and that media coverage suggesting otherwise is "unacceptable" and part of what they term a "political diagnosis." Aside from the staff at the Omsk emergency hospital where Navalny was taken after falling ill on a flight to Moscow, other leading Russian health figures have also signed the letter. | They include th…
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Echo of riots: 4 charged for torching Minneapolis police precinct during protests sparked by George Floyd death
rt.com | 2020-08-26
Four men have been indicted by a grand jury for their alleged roles in burning the Minneapolis Police Third Precinct station on May 28, marking progress in efforts to punish those who escalated George Floyd protests into riots. | Indictments were issued against Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 22; Davon De-Andre Turner, 24; Bryce Michael Williams, 26; and Branden Michael Wolfe, 23, US Attorney Erica MacDonald announced on Tuesday. All four men are from Minnesota, and each is charged with…
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Hurricane Laura to bring 'UNSURVIVABLE' storm surge to US coastline, forecasters warn
rt.com | 2020-08-26
With just hours to go before Hurricane Laura hits the Texas and Louisiana coasts, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) has warned that the storm surge will be "unsurvivable" to anyone who refuses to evacuate. | Hurricane Laura is currently brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, and is forecast to be a Category 4 by the time it makes landfall on Wednesday night local time. A number of coastal cities have ordered residents to evacuate, with Mayor Thurman Bartie of Port Arthur, Texas, saying "if you decide to stay, you're staying on your own." | Though Laura is expected to weaken after it makes landfall, the NHC has wa…
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India's Anti Narcotics Body to Probe Drug Angle in Bollywood Actor Sushant's Death
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
New Delhi (Sputnik): Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging from the ceiling fan inside his apartment in Mumbai on 14 June. Since his death, people across the country, including actors and politicians, have been demanding a thorough investigation into the case.
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Explosives from Pakistan, Training in Afghanistan: Indian Sleuths Recreate Kashmir Suicide Bombing
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
In one of the deadliest terror attacks in the Indian region of Kashmir, a suicide bomber in an explosive-laden car rammed a convoy of troops in February 2019, killing 44 soldiers and injuring several more, raising tension with arch-rival Pakistan. India accused Pakistan of supporting terrorists, a charge denied by Islamabad.
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Trump to Call For Drug Test Before Presidential Debates Over Biden Performance Improvements
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
US President Donald Trump said that he noticed a difference in Biden's debate performances during the primaries, suggesting it could be the result of drugs. POTUS has offered no evidence to support his remark.
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Russia Ready to Start COVID-19 Vaccine Supplies to Brazil in November, RDIF CEO Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) CEO Kirill Dmitriev said on Wednesday that Russia is ready to start deliveries of the newly registered COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil in November.
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Key Takeaways from Day 2 of Republican National Convention
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
A slew of issues pertaining to the economy, foreign policy and social matters were addressed by a broad lineup of speakers on the second night of the Republican National Convention, that included appearances by First Lady Melania Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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US General Milley Holds Phone Talks With Russia's Chief of General Staff
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, held a phone conversation with Russian Chief of the General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov, however, the details of the call will be kept private, a Joint Staff spokesperson, Col. Dede Halfhill, said in a Wednesday statement.
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Russia, Iran, Turkey Issue Joint Statement on Syria Condemning Israeli Attacks, US Theft of Oil
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
The statement was formulated on the sidelines of the meeting of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, a United Nations-facilitated negotiating platform aimed at reconciling the Syrian government and the opposition and establishing an enduring peace in the war-torn country.
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'Get That Illegal Alien Off Stage': Bette Midler Faces Backlash After Mocking Melania Trump's Accent
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
Midler mocked a speech by Melania Trump delivered earlier on Tuesday during the Republican National Convention, lashing out at FLOTUS in a series of tweets calling to get "that illegal alien" off the stage.
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Kim Jong-un Appears in Public, Deflating Media Claims of His 'Comatose' State
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
Tabloids, US government-funded media, and a throng of unnamed sources and ex-officials have been speculating about Kim Jong-un's health for months, with the North Korean leader reported missing and presumed dead or gravely ill at least four times in 2020. The rumours vanish each time Kim makes a public appearance, only to surface again soon after.
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Russian COVID Vaccine for Kazakhstan to Be Produced by Partner of Russia's Sovereign Fund
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Wednesday that the production of Russia's coronavirus vaccine, dubbed Sputnik V, for Kazakhstan would be carried out by one of its international partners.
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Two Civilians Killed in Turkish Drone Airstrike in Northern Iraq
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
BAGHDAD (Sputnik) — Two civilians were killed in the result of an airstrike launched by a Turkish unmanned aerial vehicle late on Tuesday on a car in the town of Khana Sor located in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh, the official Security Media Cell has said.
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Am I Doin it Right? Wide-Eyed Corgi Pup Attempts Adorable Head Tilts
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
While watching the video, try not to tilt your head along with the pup. This little charmer's moves will steal a piece of your heart.
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Boris Johnson Spotted with Celebrity Personal Trainer in Post-Covid Recovery Run
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
Boris Johnson's turbulent time with coronavirus has seen him take up a new fitness regime, aiming to shed the weight which the Prime Minister claimed was the reason for his drastic reaction to the illness.
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Videos: Hurricane Laura to Hit US Gulf Coast as Category 4 Storm With 'Unsurvivable' Water Levels
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) indicated in its latest weather update on Wednesday that Hurricane Laura will strike the US Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm after picking up strength in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Federal Authorities Warn That North Korean Hackers Are Ramping Up Bank Heists
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-26
The United States has alleged that sophisticated hacking operations sourced out of North Korea are becoming an increasing threat, and have claimed that Pyongyang is taking part in a rising number of cyberattacks.
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