Daily Archives: August 27, 2020

2020-08-27: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-27). Anti-racism protests intensify in the US. peoplesdispatch.org A fresh wave of protests has broken out across the US state of Wisconsin and other parts of the country after police officers were caught on video shooting a Black man multiple times in the back. Jacob Blake was reportedly shot seven times in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 23. This shooting occurred days after police officers shot and killed a Black man, Trayford Pellerin, in Lafayette, Louisiana on Friday, August 21.

Stephen Lendman (2020-08-27). NBA Players Respond to Police Shootings of Jacob Blake and Other Black Youths. globalresearch.ca Police in America kill over 1,000 victims annually, mostly Black and Latino youths. | Incidents without just cause happen with disturbing regularity nationwide in urban and rural communities. | US inner city minority communities are virtual war zones. Most often, cops act …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-08-27). Trump's message to white supremacists: It's OK to gun down protesters. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—One of Donald Trump's "very fine people," Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old who news reports said "admires the police," was arrested August 26 for gunning down three peaceful protesters against racial repression and police violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin. One of his victims is in the hospital. The other two—one shot point-blank in the head, video shows—are …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-27). US professional basketball players begin strike over police killings. peoplesdispatch.org Basketball players from the Wisconsin-based Milwaukee Bucks in the United States held an emotional press conference on Wednesday, August 26, to announce that they would not be playing in the upcoming game against the Orlando Magic. Their announcement comes after the brutal shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake on Sunday August 23 by police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin which was recorded by a neighbor and widely circulated on the internet. | The shooting of Blake comes amid a nationwide movement against police violence and racism, sparked by the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis on May 25. S…

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…

Andrew Korybko (2020-08-27). India's Island Bases Might be a Game-Changer in Its Regional Competition with China. globalresearch.ca India's plans to construct full-fledged fighter bases in the union territories of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands (below) as well as Lakshadweep (2nd map below) might prove to be game-changers in its regional competition with China by enabling New Delhi …

Ann Garrison (2020-08-27). Biden's Philly headquarters rents a fence to stop the Poor People's Army. mronline.org Cheri Honkala tells Ann Garrison that the Biden campaign headquarters threw up a rent-a-fence when they heard the Poor People's Army was coming.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-08-27). COVID-19 Coronavirus: The Crisis. "You Simulate and Then You Go Live" globalresearch.ca On January 30th 2020, the WHO Director General declared a Public Health Emergency (PHEIC) in relation to China's novel coronavirus. This far-reaching decision was taken without the support of expert opinion. There were 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken. 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc.

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.

Gareth Porter (2020-08-27). After Beirut Blast, Israel Revives Tales of Hezbollah Ammonium Nitrate Terror Plots. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Kathryn Shihadah (2020-08-27). Decades of Land Grabs Betray Israel's "Terror Balloon" Justification for Latest War on Gaza. mintpressnews.com Just as with the last three major Israeli incursions into Gaza, Israel's stated motive — to stop incoming projectiles — conceals a long-term ambition: to seize more land with fewer Palestinians on it.

Staff (2020-08-27). Law and Order? VP Mike Pence Ignores Police Violence & Stokes Division on Third Night of RNC. democracynow.org Vice President Mike Pence headlined the third night of the Republican National Convention, focusing largely on preserving law and order and attacking Joe Biden. We play excerpts of the comments made by Pence, who made no mention of police brutality or the recent police shootings that have sparked protests across the U.S. Pence also failed to mention the white gunman accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Staff (2020-08-27). "On a Hunting Spree": Wisc. Rep. David Bowen Says Cops Turned Blind Eye to White Militias in Kenosha. democracynow.org The police shooting of Jacob Blake has sparked massive protests across the country and in Kenosha, where a white teenager opened fire on Black Lives Matter protesters and killed two people. Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old self-declared militia member and avid Trump supporter, was apprehended in Antioch, Illinois, after fleeing Wisconsin. He has been charged with murder. Wisconsin state Representative David Bowen, who has attended racial justice protests in Kenosha, says he "witnessed firsthand" how freely organized white supremacists targeted protesters without interference from law enforcement, and accuses pol…

Staff (2020-08-27). Headlines for August 27, 2020. democracynow.org Hurricane Laura Hits Louisiana with 150 MPH Winds, "Unsurvivable" 20-Foot Storm Surge, Mike Pence Tells Republican National Convention, "We Will Have Law and Order", Kenosha Police Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake ID'd as Rusten Sheskey, 17-Year-Old Trump-Supporting Militia Member Charged with Murdering 2 Protesters, NBA, WNBA, MLS and MLB Games Postponed as Players Protest Police Shootings, Trump Administration Officials Pressured CDC to Weaken Coronavirus Guidelines , Coronavirus Cases Hit Record High in Burma; Doctors Strike in South Korea Amid Outbreaks, Just Two States Are Distributing Trump's Promised Unemploym…

Staff (2020-08-27). "Authoritarian Nightmare": John Dean Helped Bring Down Nixon over Watergate. He Says Trump Is Worse. democracynow.org As President Trump is set to accept the Republican Party's formal renomination for president amid ongoing scandals and multiple crises, we speak with John Dean, who served as the White House counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1970 to 1973. His testimony during the Watergate scandal helped bring down Nixon. His new book is "Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump and His Followers." "I worked for the last authoritarian president we had," Dean says. "Trump is of a different cut than Nixon. … He's going to make Nixon look like a choir boy before it's all over."

_____ (2020-08-27). Israel's Crimes Must Be Met With Arms Embargo. popularresistance.org Israel's bombing of the besieged Gaza Strip must be met with an "urgent and comprehensive military embargo," the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee stated on Sunday. | Israel has bombed Gaza every night for the past 12 days in response, or so it claims, to incendiary balloons flown from the territory. Those balloons have caused fires on agricultural land in southern Israel. | Two-thirds of Gaza's population of 2.1 million are refugees, some of them from the lands just on the other side of the Gaza boundary fence. Israel denies them their right to return, enshrined in international la…

_____ (2020-08-27). Nuclear Power In The Green New Deal? popularresistance.org Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest in a Green New Deal and there are many versions proposed in different countries. At the same time, there has also been criticism of these proposals on many counts, including the fact that they typically don't include nuclear energy. | This criticism misses a basic point: a Green New Deal is, by its very definition, much more than an emissions reduction plan. As we argue below, the other attributes that characterize Green New Deals, rule out nuclear energy as an option. | Like the original New Deal of U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s, all…

RT (2020-08-27). Trump says NBA acting 'like a political organization' as ANOTHER day of games is canceled. rt.com US President Donald Trump said NBA has become "like a political organization," as the basketball league announced the second straight day of no playoff games due to the ongoing boycott in the name of social justice. | "I don't know much about the NBA protest. I know their ratings have been very bad because I think people are a little tired of the NBA," Trump said on Thursday. | They've become like a political organization, and that's not a good thing. | Within minutes, the NBA announced none of the games scheduled for Thursday would be played either. The league was "hopeful to resume games either Friday or Sat…

RT (2020-08-27). Kenosha shooter charged with first-degree murder & attempted homicide, faces life in prison. rt.com The Illinois teen accused of shooting two people dead during chaotic unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin this week has been charged on six counts, including first-degree murder and attempted homicide. | Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was charged on Thursday after being taken into custody the day prior, suspected of killing two protesters in Kenosha and wounding a third on Tuesday night. | In addition to first-degree intentional homicide and attempted murder, he faces two charges for reckless endangerment, reckless homicide and the possession of a dangerous weapon by a minor. | A criminal complaint filed on Thursday in the Ken…

RT (2020-08-27). 'Fiery but mostly peaceful': CNN mocked for ridiculous caption of Kenosha riots destruction. rt.com Online vigilantes lined up to spew vitriol at CNN and their reporter, who described the chaos in the riots-plagued Kenosha as "mostly peaceful" protests, while showing viewers exactly the opposite. | CNN's Omar Jimenez went live from a troubled neighborhood in Kenosha, Wisconsin, telling viewers that protests — sparked by the death of African American Jacob Blake — were "largely peaceful" during the day, but that "things began to get a little bit more contentious" when night fell. | As he spoke, buildings and vehicles burned in the background, with the scenes of destruction and chaos running contrary…

RT (2020-08-27). Armed Kenosha shooting victim tells friend he regrets 'NOT KILLING THE KID' in Facebook post. rt.com Gaige Grosskreutz was armed with a pistol when 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse blew his bicep apart with a semi-automatic rifle in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In a Facebook post gone viral, Grosskreutz regrets not killing the teenager. | Rittenhouse has been arrested and charged with murder after he shot three people during the rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night. Two died, and a third, Grosskreutz, has had surgery to repair a massive bullet wound to his bicep. | Grosskreutz was one of two men caught on video attacking Rittenhouse, who was apparently fleeing the scene of the first shooting. As gunshots rang o…

RT (2020-08-27). GoFundMe deletes fundraiser for accused Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, promotes campaign for his victim. rt.com US-based crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has been accused of deleting a legal defense fundraiser for 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse who is charged with killing two men and injuring another during a violent altercation in Wisconsin. | Rittenhouse was

RT (2020-08-27). Critics call for 'murder apologist' Tucker Carlson to be fired after he says govt failure to tame violence caused Kenosha shooting. rt.com Fox host Tucker Carlson kicked off an angry backlash after saying authorities were to blame for days of violent unrest in Wisconsin, which critics took as a defense of the vigilante gunman who shot two people dead on Tuesday. | Carlson's "Kenosha has devolved in…

RT (2020-08-27). 'Clear case of self-defense': Pundits argue video evidence exonerates 17-year-old charged with Kenosha killings. rt.com Numerous commentators claim that all available evidence shows that Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense when he opened fire on protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The teen is accused of killing two protesters. | Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder over the shooting of three demonstrators — two of whome died — during riots in the city on Tuesday night. | Although painted as a bloodthirsty white supremacist by some journalists and activists, multiple observers have made the case that Rittenhouse had good intentions and pulled the trigger as a last resort. | Read more…

sputniknews (2020-08-27). Trump Calls Pro Basketball League 'Political Organization' Amid Police Shooting Boycott. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump on Thursday said the National Basketball Association (NBA) has turned into a political organization after the league postponed games amid protests over another police-involved shooting of a person of color.

sputniknews (2020-08-27). Riots Reignite in Minneapolis Amid Fake Rumours of African American Being Shot by Police. sputniknews.com A new wave of looting came as the city is struggling to recover from riots that began at the end of May over the death of African American George Floyd in police custody. The US has been rocked by a series of protests, sometimes violent, since then with the most recent engulfing the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The Canary (2020-08-27). Teenager arrested after two shot dead during Black Lives Matter protests. thecanary.co A white 17-year-old police admirer has been arrested over the killing of two people gunned down during a third night of protests in Wisconsin over the police shooting of Black man Jacob Blake.Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, was taken into custody on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide. Antioch is about 15 miles from Kenosha where protests have been taking place.Two people were shot dead on Tuesday night in the attack carried out by a young white man who was caught on mobile phone video opening fire in the middle of the street with a semi-automatic rifle.Police officers in riot gear line up agai…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-08-27). Argentina Wants to Recover the Falkland Islands. globalresearch.ca The desire to regain sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (called "Malvinas" by the Argentines) has for decades been deeply rooted in the Argentine people. In fact, the British occupation of the territory, made possible by the English victory in the …

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, …

Howard Lisnoff (2020-08-27). A Temporary Respite From the Shit This System Peddles. counterpunch.org Reading Jonah Raskin's article at CounterPunch was like a moment when it all comes back again ("Woodstock Nation Revisited: Abbie Hoffman, Joan Baez and the Culture Vultures of Capitalism," August 14, 2019). I found the article while looking at the Internet to see whether or not my article about celebrity and politics ("Celebrity, War, and Presidential Elections,

Jesse Jackson (2020-08-27). The Democrats and the Agenda Test. counterpunch.org In last week's Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris passed the character test. Now as Trump rolls out his virtual convention, they must ace the agenda test. They need to argue the case for the bold agenda that this country desperately needs, and challenge Trump for his policy failures. The Democratic National Convention

Lee Camp (2020-08-27). Lee Camp: How News of a Cure for Cancer Got Lost in Our Nightly Political Theater. mintpressnews.com They found a way to detect cancer years before symptoms arise. Hypothetically this could save millions upon millions of lives. So why is it not plastered all over our nightly news?

Staff (2020-08-27). DeJoy strangling the Post Office for Trump. therealnews.com It's all part of a push to privatize, which threatens the living wages of hundreds of thousands of employees.

Chuck Collins — Frank Clemente (2020-08-27). It's Time for a Pandemic Wealth Tax on Billionaires' Windfall Gains. counterpunch.org Nothing symbolizes the inequality of sacrifice during the COVID-19 pandemic more than watching a few hundred billionaires gain while everyone else struggles through job losses, debilitating illness, or death. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have died from COVID-19 and over 32 million have lost their jobs. U.S. households lost an estimated $6.5 trillion in wealth

W. T. Whitney, Jr. (2020-08-27). Under capitalism Black Lives are adrift and vulnerable. mronline.org Post-Civil War arrangements by which the victorious North settled with the defeated slavocracy ensured that many Black people would not matter much and that some would die. A thousand or so were murdered in the South in 1866, reports W.E. B Du Bois.

Eds. (2020-08-27). These photos will change the way you think about race in coal country. mronline.org Our presence complicates other American stories, like the ones that get told about Appalachia. Historian Ronald Eller has pointed out that the region has long been seen as the "other America," defining what the nation as a whole is not.

Ernesto Longa, David Correia, and Matias Fontenla (2020-08-27). What Good are Police on Patrol? An Analysis of Traffic Enforcement in Albuquerque. counterpunch.org Nearly every criminologist says it. The police traffic stop is the most common way people come into contact with cops. In 2018, the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) made 44,132 traffic stops, an increase of 35 percent over the previous year. Nationwide, police make nearly 20,000,000 police stops each year. According to the authors of Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship, "Nationally, 12 percent of drivers are stopped per year by the police. Among racial minorities the rate is considerably higher: 24 percent by some estimates." The Bureau of Justice Statistics notes that Black and Hispanic…

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 . . . |

David Mattson (2020-08-27). The Sturgis and Standing Rock Protests. counterpunch.org I grew up in the Black Hills of western South Dakota on a small ranch roughly 30 miles away from the small city of Sturgis and between 100 and 200 miles away from the sprawling Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Indian Reservations. David Taylor, who homesteaded our ranch, created a sinuous inholding within the newly created Black Hills Forest Reserve, laid out to capture as much bottomland pasture as possible along aptly named Hay Creek.

Staff (2020-08-27). For some, homes and neighborhoods are now digital prisons. therealnews.com Authors Maya Schenwar and Vikki Law argue that many alternatives to incarceration follow the same model of oppression as physical prisons.

Al Neal (2020-08-27). Pro athletes stage historic strike for Black lives. peoplesworld.org There are moments when unexpected action transcends the political bullshit, drowning out the white noise of ignorance, apathy, and prejudice. Often, these moments follow tragedy. Crimes against humanity so awful, that it is impossible to look away unless you condone such action under the guise of "law and order." And when such racist ignorance is …

Roger Harris (2020-08-27). Belarus's Options in the Midst of a Color Revolution. counterpunch.org A "color revolution" is a media term for a movement based on legitimate grievances only to be co-opted into a regime change operation backed by the US and confederates. There have been so many — Georgia in 2003, Ukraine in 2004, Kyrgyzstan in 2005 — that they have run out of colors. Belarus is amidst

Brian Gonnella (2020-08-27). Pittsburgh: Demonstration in solidarity with laid-off Crazy Mocha coffee shop workers. liberationnews.org On August 24, members of the Pittsburgh branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation assisted in organizing a demonstration in solidarity with a group of disenfranchised employees of local coffee chain Crazy Mocha. The workers had been laid off in retaliation for trying to organize for better and safer working conditions for themselves and …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-08-27). After crippling mail delivery Trump now sabotages COVID-19 testing. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif.—On the third day of his "don't worry be happy" convention Trump's CDC bought into the president's long-standing argument that the best way to deal with the pandemic is to ignore it. The CDC issued new guidelines that essentially say much of the testing being done in the country is not really needed. Only …

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.

Vijay Prashad (2020-08-27). Why Cuban Doctors Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. counterpunch.org Five years ago, I read the story of Dr. Félix Báez, a Cuban doctor who had worked in West Africa to stop the spread of Ebola. Dr. Báez was one of 165 Cuban doctors of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade who went to Sierra Leone to fight a terrible outbreak in 2014 of a disease first detected in 1976. During his time there, Dr. Báez contracted Ebola.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-08-27). On Earth One, unlike Earth RNC, jobless rate soars again. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The nation's unemployment lines kept growing, despite all the RNC happy talk about the economy, in the week ending August 22, with the Labor Department reporting yet another 1,429,397 people filed for jobless benefits. They sought either state benefits, federal checks, or both. In the real world of Earth One, unlike in the alternate universe …

Eds. (2020-08-27). Jean-Paul Sartre and the Critique of Dialectical Reason. mronline.org Austin Hayden Smidt returns to Rev Left…

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 . . . |

Mike Walter (2020-08-27). The Heat: China-U.S. ties. america.cgtn.com China and the United States say they're making progress on trade, despite ongoing tensions. Can the world's two largest economies set aside their differences?

_____ (2020-08-27). A Pro-Trans, Anti-Parent Conspiracy. strategic-culture.org Rod DREHER | Here is a good example of how the public schools can conspire against parents to help your adolescent child turn trans. Someone who is part of I'm sure this stuff is being rolled out…

The Canary (2020-08-27). Majority of Windrush compensation claimants still without payment. thecanary.co More than £1m has now been paid out by the Windrush Compensation Scheme — but the vast majority of claimants have still not received payment.Official figures indicate that, as of July, a total of £1,053,223.17 had been paid out in response to 143 claims.However, Windrush victims have made a total of 1,480 total claims since the scheme was launched in April last year.The number of claims received has fallen each quarter since then, with 88 submitted in July 2020.Since the previous set of figures was published last month, five more claims have been made on behalf of people who have already died, ta…

The Canary (2020-08-27). Hancock defends isolation payments as council leader calls them a slap in face. thecanary.co Health secretary Matt Hancock has defended the level of compensation payments for people who have to self-isolate, but a council leader in one of the pilot areas has branded them "a slap in the face".The government has confirmed payments of up to £182 for 14 days — £13 per day — will be given to people in areas with high incidences of coronavirus (Covid-19), with a trial beginning in Blackburn with Darwen and Pendle in Lancashire, as well as Oldham in Greater Manchester.As of Tuesday 1 September, people in those areas on either Universal Credit or Working Tax Credit, who are required to self…

The Canary (2020-08-27). New leader Davey admits a Liberal Democrat revival will not be easy. thecanary.co The Liberal Democrats have "lost touch" with voters, Ed Davey admitted as he set himself the goal of turning the party around as its new leader.The former Cabinet minister said the Lib Dems have to "wake up and smell the coffee" after a series of disappointing general election results.The Kingston and Surbiton MP, who has been acting leader since Jo Swinson lost her seat in the 2019 general election, defeated Layla Moran to win the leadership by 42,756 votes to 24,564. | I am so proud to lead the party that I love. I am determined to rebuild our party, and fight for a greener, fairer and more caring society. Than…

The Canary (2020-08-27). Test and Trace system fails to reach 80% target for ninth week in a row. thecanary.co Three-quarters of close contacts of people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) were reached through the NHS Test and Trace system, once again falling short of the government's target, the latest figures show.Some 75.5% of close contacts in England were reached in the week ending 19 August.While this is up from 71.6% in the previous week, it is the ninth week in a row where the government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) target of isolating 80% of contacts of coronavirus cases within 48-72 hours has been missed.Ahead of this week's figures being published, health secretary Matt Hancock…

Mike Garrity (2020-08-27). It is Time to Create a New Equitable, Ecologically-Aware Forest Service. counterpunch.org Over a hundred years ago, Gifford Pinchot stated that national forests were for the home-builder first of all. Although the idea was to implement "sustainable" logging, nonetheless the main function of these federally-owned forests was to provide timber for Euro-American development and expansion. Over a century later, the Forest Service is still stuck in this

Eric A. Gordon (2020-08-27). Robbing the blind: Anti-Trump books reportedly missing from National Library's audio service. peoplesworld.org One of the programs the federal government regularly employs to serve the needs of the country's disabled community is the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled Downloadable Books and Magazines. "Almost every single book at the Library of Congress," says Juan Waters, a blind man who did not wish to be identified …

CP Editor (2020-08-27). Pharrell Williams — Entrepreneur. counterpunch.org

pip.hinman (2020-08-27). Stop Dan Tehan's efforts to gouge students. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-08-27). Bus drivers stop work over COVID-19 safety, privatisation. greenleft.org.au

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

pip.hinman (2020-08-27). Rediscovering feminist history in Sydney. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-08-27). Traditional Owners stand their ground, evict Adani. greenleft.org.au

Norman Solomon (2020-08-27). Twin Imperatives: Defeat President Trump This Fall, Challenge President Biden from Day One. zcomm.org Progressives should be a leading force in a united front against Trump for the next 10 weeks. We must go all out, so that we — and progressive movements — are not crushed…

Philip Giraldi (2020-08-27). Let's Talk U.S. Foreign Policy: It Is the Root Cause of Many Evils. thealtworld.com As the United States sinks deeper into a multi-faceted global crisis that no politician seems able or even willing to address, one hears more and more often demands for radical change in who runs the country and to what end. Of course, Donald J. Trump offered such a dramatic shift in priorities four years ago, but he has been unable to deliver due to his own inability to execute and the ill-conceived machinations of those whom he has chosen as advisers. The Democrats for their part are offering little beyond a repeat of their 2016 pander to grievance groups in an effort to cobble together an unassailable majority…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-27). Dutch socialist youth demand abolition of first class in railways to prevent overcrowding. peoplesdispatch.org Even during the raging COVID-19 pandemic, trains in the Netherlands have been running with overcrowded second class coaches and almost vacant expensive first class coaches…

South Front (2020-08-27). Video: Russian, Syrian Forces Operation against ISIS Terrorists. globalresearch.ca Russian and Syrian forces eliminated 327 ISIS militants during a joint security operation that took place in the desert areas of Homs and Deir Ezzor from August 18 to August 24. | According to the Russian side, strikes of the Syrian …

South Front (2020-08-27). Houthis' War on Terror in Yemen. globalresearch.ca Since the start of the Saudi intervention in Yemen in March 2015, the official Saudi propaganda, Western diplomats and mainstream media outlets have been arguing that the coalition is somehow combating terrorists there. | As a part of this narrative, Saudi …

Stephen Lendman (2020-08-27). Politicizing Alexey Navalny's Illness. globalresearch.ca Politicized claims that Putin critic Navalny (with scant public support) was poisoned appear greatly exaggerated. | On Tuesday, Moscow's Health Department Bureau of Forensic Medical Examination director Sergey Shigeev explained the following: | "There is a lot of information in the media …

Tony Cartalucci (2020-08-27). Spies or Journalists? Western Media Deliberately Covers Up US Meddling in Thailand. globalresearch.ca The Western media functions more as lobbyists or even foreign intelligence agencies rather than real journalists by deliberately omitting facts, fabricating others, and all to ensure maximum momentum of what is verified US political interference in a foreign country. | ***…

news.un (2020-08-27). Globally, 1 in 3 children missed out on remote learning when COVID-19 shuttered schools. news.un.org For at least 463 million children whose schools closed due to COVID-19, "there was no such a thing as remote learning," the head of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, as the agency launched a new report outlining the limitations of remote learning and exposing the deep inequalities in access.

Elizabeth Woodworth (2020-08-27). Remdesivir for Covid-19: $1.6 Billion for a "Modestly Beneficial" Drug? globalresearch.ca First published on August 1, 2020 | The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recently "bought" all of Gilead Science's Remdesivir for $1.6 billion. "500,000 doses at $3,200 per patient — to be available to American hospitals but …

Tony Cartalucci (2020-08-27). Stanford Study Proves Covid-19 Was Overhyped. "Death Rate Is Likely Under 0.2%" globalresearch.ca First published on April 17, 2020 | *** | MIT Tech Review's hyped coverage of the Covid-19 outbreak is led by the tag-line, "Navigating a world reshaped by Covid-19." | Their articles reflect an eager embracement of the public hysteria prompted by Covid-19's …

Swiss Propaganda Research (2020-08-27). Are Face Masks Effective? The Evidence. globalresearch.ca First published August 4, 2020 | 1. Studies on the effectiveness of face masks | So far, most studies found little to no evidence for the effectiveness of cloth face masks in the general population, neither as personal protective equipment nor as …

Gershon Baskin (2020-08-27). Judaism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and me. zcomm.org Our life together in Israel requires us to know each other, to respect each other, and to live and let live without coercion and without violence…

splcenter (2020-08-27). The Fascist Underpinnings of Pro-Trump Media: An Interview With Author Jason Stanley. splcenter.org In his 2018 book How Fascism Works, Jason Stanley details how the propagandistic cult of personality surrounding President Trump is reminiscent of fascist movements from history.

Bernie Sanders (2020-08-27). Letter from Bernie on the "Danger of Socialism" zcomm.org But already existing socialism for the rich as the problem…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-08-27). Instability in Mali Caused by Imperialist Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca A mutiny by lower-ranking military officers on August 18 in the West African state of Mali has prompted the condemnation of regional, continental and international organizations. | President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was forced over the national media to resign from office …

Max Parry (2020-08-27). HBO's 'Welcome to Chechnya' Is Latest Anti-Russian Cold War Propaganda. globalresearch.ca 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 …

David Sirota (2020-08-27). Corporate Dems Want You To Shut Up While They Get Loud. zcomm.org Progressives are told to keep quiet until after the election — meanwhile, corporate Dems are blasting out divisive ideological messages that could demoralize Democratic voters and depress turnout…

Prof. Jean-Franàßois Toussaint (2020-08-27). Watch: French Professor Says There Is No Second Wave. globalresearch.ca In a recent interview on French television Deaths in …

Uriel Araujo (2020-08-27). The Age of Disputed Presidencies — Is Democracy in Crisis? globalresearch.ca In 1378, it was not clear who the true Pope was. Depending on whom one asked, it was either Clement VII, nowadays listed as an Antipope in the Catholic Encyclopedia, or Urban VI. This was a time of crisis in …

Ted Kuntz (2020-08-27). COVID-19 Measures Unconstitutional: Legal Proceeding against Prime Minister Trudeau: Filed in Ontario Superior Court. globalresearch.ca We are living in unprecedented times. The mass and indiscriminate containment of citizens, the restriction of access to parliament, the courts, medical and educational services, the destruction of local economies and livelihoods, and the requirement to physically distance, along with …

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 …

Sasha Abramsky (2020-08-27). Half of the US Population Lacks Adequate Protections Against Evictions. zcomm.org The U.S. risks a 2008-style housing catastrophe on top of the public health and employment catastrophes that have already brought the U.S. to its knees…

Ty Joplin (2020-08-27). Teachers inspire revolt against austerity in Jordan. zcomm.org Jordan, known for its relative stability compared to its war-torn neighbors, is erupting following a government crackdown on the teachers' union…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-27). Catholics Against Nukes: Archbishop Wester's Hiroshima Vigil. dissidentvoice.org 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 few editors. Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe, in speaking at the online Hiroshima …

Prof. Stephen C. Miller (2020-08-27). Lockdowns and Mask Mandates Do Not Lead to Reduced COVID Transmission Rates or Deaths, New Study Suggests. globalresearch.ca A new

Meagan Day (2020-08-27). Most Politicians Don't Care About Workers. But Unions Can Make Them. zcomm.org New research finds that strong unions are pretty effective at making politicians pay attention to the interests of ordinary people. In order to pursue a real pro-worker agenda in government, we need an emboldened labor movement…

Raul Diego (2020-08-27). The US Is Facing a Child Care Crisis as Schools Go Digital. mintpressnews.com A child care crisis is in the offing both in the United States and around the world as school-age children stay home for the new school year and working parents face the prospect of more state interference…

Dean Baker (2020-08-27). Seattle's High-End Wage Tax and Taxing Stock Returns. counterpunch.org Sometimes random events come together in ways that help clarify our thinking. I had such an event last Friday. I was happy that day because Bloomberg ran a column by me on an idea I've toyed with for years: replacing the corporate income tax with a tax on stock returns. The logic is that this

Friends of the Earth (2020-08-27). Over 65 Organizations Call on Home Depot and Lowe's to End Sales of Cancer-linked Roundup. globalresearch.ca Sixty-six organizations representing over 7.5 million members sent letters to

Scott Ritter (2020-08-27). US Is Willing to Dismantle the UN Security Council to Put Pressure on Iran. globalresearch.ca In a world where American exceptionalism and unilateralism has become common currency, the brazenness of Secretary of State Pompeo's bid to impose "snap back" inspections of Iran takes the cake. Moreover, it's doomed to fail. | When it comes to …

Mychal Denzel Smith (2020-08-27). Incremental Change Is a Moral Failure. zcomm.org Mere reform won't fix policing…

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; …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-27). The pandemic has severely weakened US credibility. peoplesdispatch.org In the third part of our conversation with Charles Xu from the Qiao Collective, Xu talks about the rising Sinophobia in the US, particularly after the COVID-19 outbreak. While this has been fueled by the current conditions and the rhetoric mounted by the present US administration, Xu discusses how these anti-China sentiments are strong across the political spectrum.

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…

Jon Miltimore (2020-08-27). Masks Aren't Helpful in Beating COVID-19: Europe's Top Health Officials. globalresearch.ca Denmark boasts one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates in the world. As of August 4, the Danes have suffered 616 COVID-19 deaths, That's less

Unicorn Riot (2020-08-27). New Unrest in Downtown Minneapolis; Mayor Calls for National Guard. unicornriot.ninja MINNEAPOLIS, MN — A new wave of unrest hit downtown Minneapolis after a man reportedly shot himself late on Wednesday afternoon near 8th and Nicollet Mall, according to evidence now available. | A city-wide curfew is in effect between the hours of 11: 00 p.m. and 6: 00…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-27). Who benefits from TikTok's sale? peoplesdispatch.org In this episode of Talking Science and Tech, Prabir Purkayastha discusses the recent revelations on how Facebook's lobbying influenced the current US stance on TikTok. He talks about how US has always been above international law, and this time as well, the country is using the guise of national security to protect its companies and keep competition such as TikTok from becoming too big.

Olga Gertcyk (2020-08-27). Saving Our Seals — 28 Sea Mammals Rescued after Becoming Trapped in Plastic Junk. globalresearch.ca This was a first expedition by volunteers and activists to rescue seals trapped in plastic rubbish on the island, a breeding ground in the Sea of Okhotsk, off Sakhalin. | Each year, these shores are a magnet for seals and sea …

James E. Varner (2020-08-27). Trump's Postmaster General Should be Returned to Sender. globalresearch.ca President Trump's postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, recently testified before Congress about major slowdowns in mail delivery under his watch. | As a 20-year postal veteran, I had only one reaction: DeJoy needs to be Returned to Sender. | DeJoy, a Trump …

Fight Back (2020-08-27). Michigan postal workers join nationwide protests. fightbacknews.org Kalamazoo, MI – Joining hundreds of protests across the country, 70 postal workers and union supporters gathered outside the Arcadia Creek United States Post Office in downtown Kalamazoo on August 25. They held signs reading "Save…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-27). Burying the Hatchet Act: Donald Trump's Unconventional Convention. globalresearch.ca Conventions suggest norms, a set of accepted rules. Behaviour is agreed upon in advance. In the case of US political conventions, there is much cant and gaudy ceremony. Certain transgressions are simply not contemplated. But the Trump administration is freighted …

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-27). China welcomes Iran-IAEA agreement: FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — China welcomed and applauded that the IAEA and Iran reached an agreement on the resolution of the safeguards implementation issues after friendly consultations.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-27). Army marks Government Week with issuing a statement. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran called on all governmental officials to take revolutionary steps in solving economic problems overshadowing the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-27). IRCS announces readiness to help flood-hit Afghan people. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Head of Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) said that the body is ready to help flood-stricken people in Afghanistan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-27). Teens in Ardabil mourn in memory of Hazrat Qasim ibn Hassan. en.mehrnews.com ARDABIL, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Teenagers and youth individuals in northwest Ardabil province mourned in memory of sacrifice, courage and bravery of Hazrat Qasimibn Hassan in Karbala. This ceremony was held in Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili Tomb on Thu.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-27). Trade activity in Mehran Border Crossing increases. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) on Thu. revealed that trade and business activity at Mehran Border Crossing increased to four days a week.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-27). Iran, Turkmenistan stress expanding trade, transit coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkmenistan called for broadening and developing trade and transit cooperation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-27). 7th night of Muharram mourning ceremony observed in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — The mourning ceremony at the 7th night of Muharram, marking the anniversary of Third Infallible Imam of Household, Imam Hussein (PBUH) was held at Reyhanat al-Hussein Husseiniyah.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-27). Developing Iran only oceanic port, JCPOA salient achievement. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — The Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Department General said that development of Iran's only oceanic port "Chabahar" is the salient achievement of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

imperial.ac.uk (2020-08-27). Age no criterion for decisions on heart attack treatment, new research finds. imperial.ac.uk Elderly patients suffering the most common type of heart attack may benefit from more invasive treatment, new research has shown.

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-08-27). 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…

posted by Norse (2020-08-27). 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.

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-08-27). 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.

repost (2020-08-27). Protect Public Education! Turn Our CCSF Community Demands into CCSF Board Goals! indybay.org San Francisco Community College is being liquidated by the their Board of Trustees. Students have put together demands to defend it.

Concerned Citizen (2020-08-27). CHP and Golden Gate Bridge Police Violate Mask Use Ordinance at Protest. indybay.org On August 21, employees of the California Highway Patrol and Golden Gate Bridge were observed to be in violation of the San Francisco ordinance for mask use. They were confronting younger and healthier protesters who took precautions and were all masked up. A registered nurse who was present addressed the issue in a letter to the CHP and GGBP.

Lynda Carson (2020-08-27). Redwood Gardens senior housing in Berkeley is being sold to Foundation Housing. indybay.org Redwood Gardens Senior Housing In Berkeley. Photo by Lydia Gans.

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-08-27). 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.

Every Protest Needs a Dance (2020-08-27). Leap of Peace, Day of Mourning near Golden Gate Bridge. indybay.org Mourning two pandemics, COVID and racism, and calling out police for brutality…but first, the dance of peace.

Dan Bacher (2020-08-27). 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.

We Will Fight for the Living (2020-08-27). Protesters Tell Police "Wear A Mask!" indybay.org At a demonstration in San Francisco on August 21, police, some of whom weren't wearing masks, were face to face with protesters. Over the din, a demonstrator in the first video can be heard asking a cop, "where's your mask?" and in the second video the crowd is chanting "wear a mask!…wear a mask!" | videos courtesy of CCSF Collective | video 1 is 4 seconds long | video 2 is 9 seconds long…

Labor Video Project (2020-08-27). Post Office Privatization Scams, Corruption & Politicians With Author Peter Byrne. indybay.org Journalist and author Peter Byrne discusses the privatization of the US post offices and the role of Diane Feinstein's husband Richard Blum. He also talks about Democratic politicians including Senator Kamala Harris who is now running for Vice President with Joe Biden.

Women's Equality Coalition (2020-08-27). Saturday 8/29: ERA: Strictly Speaking Equal Rights Should Have No Deadline. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2020-08-27). Friday 8/28: Online Socialism Forum – Climate Change or System Change! indybay.org Register at bit.ly/planet-not-profits…

David Giesen (2020-08-27). Saturday 8/29: BLM, the Dodgers, and your rent. indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/99338725760?pwd=VjMxQ1FpWG45dV… | Meeting ID: 993 3872 5760 | Passcode: yUG5ak…

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-08-27). Wednesday 8/26: Petition: Say "NO!" to Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! indybay.org Online petition…

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-08-27). Petition: Say "NO!" to Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! indybay.org Online petition…

Labor Video Project (2020-08-27). 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…

Facing Two Pandemics (2020-08-27). Protesters Clash with Police Near Pedestrian Entrance to Golden Golden Bridge. indybay.org Protesters mourning two pandemics in America, one being COVID-19 and the other racism, gathered under the slogan "march for the dead and fight for the living." | Photos, including top photo, by Jasmin Van T. Additional photos by Garrett Schmid, as indicated.

Facing Two Pandemics (2020-08-27). Protesters Clash with Police Near Pedestrian Entrance to Golden Gate Bridge. indybay.org Protesters mourning two pandemics in America, one being COVID-19 and the other racism, gathered under the slogan "march for the dead and fight for the living." | Photos, including top photo, by Jasmin Van T. Additional photos by Garrett Schmid, as indicated.

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-08-27). 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…

Poor People's Campaign (2020-08-27). Thursday 8/27: Urgent Livestream: The Lies of Trump Are Too Much, We Can't Be Silent (PPC). indybay.org Online via livestream…

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

Zach Conti (2020-08-27). The Fed and Central Banks Seek Cure for COVID-hit Economy. indybay.org On August 27 and 28, the US Federal Reserve and other government central banks meet for their annual retreat.

_____ (2020-08-27). Is Movement Journalism Needed During Reckoning Over Race And Inequality? popularresistance.org Last summer I found myself at the M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge in Jackson, Mississippi. Considered "the epicenter of the civil rights movement," the well-worn building was once the training site for the Freedom Riders and home to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. It seemed a fitting place to launch Freedomways, a journalism fellowship prioritizing women of color and LGBTQ+ people rooted in the American South and committed to doing reporting that advances justice.

_____ (2020-08-27). 'Broken Windows' Approach To Teaching Is Breaking Our Schools. popularresistance.org In the fight for racial justice, teachers have a heavy job, for schools are both microcosms of, and preparation for, society. Because teachers serve as significant adult figures in children's lives, their interactions with students can shape students' sense of self and the world around them, as well as their engagement in school, personal efficacy, and academic achievement. Complex and difficult racial dynamics impact these relationships, and as calls for justice grow, it's time to recognize this. | Systemic racism is sometimes blatant in our schools.

_____ (2020-08-27). The Eurasian Century Has Already Begun. popularresistance.org India, China and ASEAN are the greatest market opportunities, with the greatest potential for growth in nominal terms if the dollar declines. | China, India and ASEAN also account for about 45% of the global population versus less than 5% for the US. All Eurasia accounts for more than 60%. No matter who wins the election in November, the US is not returning as the engine of global economic growth. Instead, it is adopting the mercantilist import-substitution policies that built the "miracle" economies of East Asia. Recent studies from sources such as the Pew Research Center and the University of Washington have ra…

_____ (2020-08-27). For Democracy And Transparency In The Plurinational State Of Bolivia. popularresistance.org We are witnessing the systematic destruction of democracy at the hands of the de facto government of Jeanine AnÃÉez and its allied forces of repression in the streets, on the highways, and the communities across Bolivia. | Through this letter, the members of the Progressive International demand that you take urgent action within your mandate to restore the fundamental rights of the Bolivian people to peace, protest, and democratic self-determination. In our message to you, we emphasize the urgency of your action to protect the integrity of the electoral process in the Plurinational State, to prevent…

_____ (2020-08-27). Lebanon: Inconvenient Truths About Syria, Iran, Hezbollah And The Shia 'Street'. popularresistance.org There's been a lot of nonsense passing as truth in post-blast Lebanon reporting. Most centers around alarmism about Hezbollah's nefarious influence, the West's "opportunity" to destroy it, and the supposed struggle with Russia, China, and Iran for paternalist-preeminence in a country that isn't ours (or theirs) to preside over in the first place. There's little discussion in most mainstream reporting on the minor matter of why Hezbollah gained influence in the first place. Shia Muslims are difficult to provoke and almost impossible to suppress once aroused. Long led by a more "quietist" strand of conservative, ap…

_____ (2020-08-27). We Gawk At Nonsense Political Theater While The Real Enemies Go Unnoticed. popularresistance.org Donald Trump speeches. Celebrity tweets. Corporate news repetition. Chaos. Vapidity. Manufactured dissent. Graphic fighting sports. | This is what fills our field of vision. It consumes our thoughts, overflows our brains with anti-intellectual mud. Yet most of these things are the bug splatter across the windshield. They are not the actual highway, the path forward, actually deserving of our focus. | Looking beyond these distractions, one can see what really matters. The true stuff of life and death and oppression and justice.

_____ (2020-08-27). Self-Storage Removes Evidence From Cemetery And Denies Archeologist Access. popularresistance.org Bethesda, MD — Over 100 dump trucks removed hundreds of cubic feet of soil containing evidence of burials in Moses Cemetery from the disputed site along River Road. Photographs were taken of site managers removing bottles and other glass features, common in African and African American burials, from the cemetery and ignoring objects shaped like headstones (see below.) The community maintains that the company is out of compliance in several essential areas. The Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition (BACC) has been protesting Bethesda Self-Storage Company's excavation to build a large storage facility on top of Mose…

_____ (2020-08-27). Update On Navalny's 'Poisoning'. popularresistance.org If Navalny was poisoned – which is not established – the next question must be how Navalny came into contact with a cholinesterase inhibitor. Was the contact caused by himself or by someone else? Was it intentionally or unintentionally? | Navalny's spokeswomen has insisted that the only substance Navalny ingested that morning was a tea from an airport bar. A CCTV video from the airport shows that the tea was brought from the bar by a person that then sits down with Navalny. They presumably traveled together. How would the airport barkeeper, if he supposedly poisoned Navalny, knew for whom the tea was? | As 'weste…

sputniknews (2020-08-27). 'Supreme Trolling' Seen in Pick of Books Placed in Background During Boris Johnson's Speech. sputniknews.com A set of politically charged books was immediately spotted just behind the UK prime minister's back as he spoke in a rambling manner about the importance of sending schoolchildren back to their classrooms after a lengthy coronavirus lockdown, and the frustrating public exams fiasco.

sputniknews (2020-08-27). 'Tremendously Effective': Face Coverings Block 99.9% of COVID-19 Respiratory Droplets – Study. sputniknews.com A new study by researchers at the UK's University of Edinburgh reveals that face coverings can block 99.9% of respiratory droplets, which in turn can significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

sputniknews (2020-08-27). Videos: Hurricane Laura Leaves Path of Destruction After Landfall Along US Gulf Coast. sputniknews.com Hurricane Laura struck the US Gulf Coast early Thursday, leaving a path of devastation in its wake as it moved inland after making landfall in southwestern Louisiana near the coastal town of Cameron.

sputniknews (2020-08-27). Arson Suspected as Cause of USS Bonhomme Richard Fire, Navy Sailor Questioned. sputniknews.com A US defense official claims an ongoing federal probe into the July 12 fire that extensively damaged the USS Bonhomme Richard has led to suspicions of arson and the questioning of one sailor.

sputniknews (2020-08-27). Melania Trump Plotted to Keep 'Usurper' Ivanka Out of Inauguration Photos, New Book Claims. sputniknews.com The claim adds to years of rumours suggesting that Donald Trump's third wife has been engaged in a bitter rivalry with the president's daughter by his first wife, Ivanka, and the competition only intensified after the real-estate mogul went into politics and became the 45th US president.

sputniknews (2020-08-27). New US Space Force Technology Beats Satellite Jamming Attempts in Recent Test. sputniknews.com The US Space Force announced on Monday it had completed its first test of a new anti-jamming system that would help the Pentagon's satellite network operate while its signals are under attack.

sputniknews (2020-08-27). Vladimir Putin Reveals His Daughter Developed COVID Antibodies After Taking Russian Vaccine. sputniknews.com Following the announcement of the world's first COVID-19 vaccine on 11 August, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters had been inoculated with it.

sputniknews (2020-08-27). Trump Says Can Send Much Bigger National Guard Force to Wisconsin if Necessary. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he is ready to deploy far more US National Guard soldiers to the state of Wisconsin if needed to restore order amid unrest in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting.

sputniknews (2020-08-27). Observers: US Sanctions on Russian Institute Working on Sputnik V Caused by Fear to Lose Leadership. sputniknews.com As Moscow announced the beginning of post-registration trials of anti-COVID vaccine Sputnik V on 26 August, the US added a group of Russian research institutes, including the one testing the anti-coronavirus drug, to its sanctions list. International observers have discussed the US move unveiled amid the global effort to curb the pandemic.

sputniknews (2020-08-27). Tension Grips Camp Nou as Messi Supporters Storm Into Stadium – Video. sputniknews.com Since reports of Lionel Messi revealing his desire to leave the club have emerged, his fans seem to be unhappy with the Barcelona board. The 33-year-old Argentine has spent 16 years at the Catalan club.

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 (2020-08-27). Indian Prime Minister's Home State Top-Ranked in Export Readiness in Gov't Think Tank Report. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India's exports have been badly hit by the ongoing global pandemic with major economies in the world completely shutting down operations. According to Trade Ministry data, overall exports in April-July are estimated to be $141.82 billion, showing a negative growth of minus 21.99 percent over the same period in 2019.

sputniknews (2020-08-27). Russian Prosecutors Launch Pre-Trial Probe Over Alexei Navalny's Hospitalisation in Omsk. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Transport police prosecutors in the western Siberian region have launched a pre-trial probe over the hospitalisation of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny in the city of Omsk.

sputniknews (2020-08-27). Malicious Propaganda: Pakistan Rejects India's Claim Pulwama Attack Executed at Islamabad's Behest. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): On 25 August, India's top investigative agency filed its first charge sheet in the deadly February 2019 Pulwama suicide bombing case, naming 19 people for carrying out the attack at "Pakistan's behest".

sputniknews (2020-08-27). French Foreign Minister Warns Lebanon May Disappear as State Unless Urgent Reforms Made. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Lebanon should form a new government and implement a series of urgent reforms, as it is currently on the verge of distress and disappearance due to the consequences of both the Beirut blast and a political crisis in the country, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday.

sputniknews (2020-08-27). Joe Biden Ignores Nancy Pelosi's Advice, Says He Will Debate Trump and 'Fact-Check' Him on Floor. sputniknews.com The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, whom Trump has repeatedly alleged to be losing cognitive abilities, promised he would act as a POTUS fact-checker, as Democrats accuse the president of distorting facts and giving misleading information.

sputniknews (2020-08-27). Teenage Indian-American Girl Designs Vibrating Cap That Beeps, Alerts to Maintain Social Distance. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by surprise in the last few months, however people have now come to terms with the difficult life that has become the new normal due to restrictions introduced in the wake of the outbreak.

sputniknews (2020-08-27). Twitterstorm as India's Apex Court Disallows Muharram Processions, Saying Muslims Could Be Targeted. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Shia Muslims observe Muharram by mourning the death of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, Hussein Ibn Ali, on the 10th day of the first month of the Islamic calendar, falling on 29 August. People gather in streets for processions with decorated "Tazia" – a replica of a coffin – and perform ceremonial chest-beating.

sputniknews (2020-08-27). Video: Three US Officers Raid Wrong Home, Point Gun at Innocent Woman. sputniknews.com Three Nashville, Tennessee, police officers have been decommissioned after raiding the wrong home on August 18.

_____ (2020-08-27). UK's Johnson Reprises Skripal Saga for Navalny 'Poisoning'. strategic-culture.org Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is the latest Western leader to wildly jump on the bandwagon claiming that Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was poisoned, and by implication insinuating the Kremlin had a sinister hand in it. | "The poisoning of Alexei Navalny shocked the world,"

_____ (2020-08-27). Obama Is Wrong, Trump Doesn't Use Twitter Enough. strategic-culture.org Not surprisingly Barack Obama has risen from the murky grey realm of former U.S. Presidents to support his old right-hand man Joe Biden by emotionally criticizing Trump. The

The Canary (2020-08-27). Home Office accused of 'assault on rule of law' over rhetoric on refugees. thecanary.co The Home Office has been accused of an "assault on the rule of law" over its comments about "activist lawyers" who are representing refugees. | Home secretary Priti Patel's department has faced fierce criticism from legal figures over a video posted to its Twitter account about its efforts to remove refugees from the UK. | The clip, which has been viewed nearly a million times in less than 24 hours, says that current regulations are "allowing activist lawyers to delay and disrupt returns". | The comments have been criticised by various legal figures including immigration lawyers Duncan Lewis, who described them a…

The Canary (2020-08-27). A 'substantial' number of people plan to change lifestyle after pandemic ends. thecanary.co Only one in 10 people plan to return to living exactly as they did before coronavirus (Covid-19) after the pandemic ends, researchers have found. | The ongoing Covid-19 social study by University College London (UCL) found just over half (51%) of people said they were more likely on balance to return to how things were before lockdown. | However, a fifth (22%) of respondents felt they were more likely to change things, which rose to around a quarter for those aged 30-59 (25%) and for those with a diagnosed mental illness (26%). | Launched in the week before lockdown began, the research by UCL is the UK's largest…

yenisafak (2020-08-27). 'Turkey, Ukraine should pursue joint tech production'. yenisafak.com "From now on, we should focus on getting quick results in the work we've initiated towards joint project and product development and joint technological research," Mustafa Varank said in a meeting with Oleh Urusky, Ukraine's vice prime minister for strategic industries.This would transform the countries' "strategic cooperation into a more systematic and institutionalized structure," he said in the Turkish capital Ankara.Varank said the countries' close historical, cultural, and geographical ties were strengthened by a strategic partnership announced in 2011.Calling the Ukrainian official's visit a milestone in fo…

yenisafak (2020-08-27). Tanzania bans more Kenyan airlines over coronavirus. yenisafak.com Tanzanian aviation authorities on Thursday banned three Kenyan airlines from flying into the country in retaliation for Kenya subjecting passengers from Tanzania to a mandatory 14-day COVID-19 quarantine.Tanzania reported 509 COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths in late April, when authorities stopped publishing the pandemic's tally. President John Magufuli has declared victory over the coronavirus pandemic, ordering social and economic activities to resume.Hamza Johari, head of the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority, said in a statement that Air Kenya Express, Fly540, and Safari Link Aviation will not be allowed to enter…

yenisafak (2020-08-27). EU mulls Belarus sanctions as opposition calls for Merkel's aid. yenisafak.com European Union foreign ministers on Thursday sought sanctions against Belarus to pressure President Alexander Lukashenko to hold new elections as the country's opposition appealed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for help.Eager to support mass protests against Lukashenko's 26-year iron rule, EU ministers are considering travel bans and asset freezes on up to 20 people responsible for a crackdown on demonstrators two weeks after an election they say was rigged."The announcement of sanctions has not led to any change in behaviour in Belarus," German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told reporters, referring to the thr…

yenisafak (2020-08-27). India's daily virus cases soar over 75,000. yenisafak.com India reported over 75,000 new coronavirus cases and more than 1,000 fatalities on Thursday.At least 75,760 more people tested positive for COVID-19, the country's highest daily figure to date, taking the total past 3.31 million, according to the Health Ministry's latest data.The nationwide death toll increased by 1,023 in the past day and now stands at 60,472.With 718,711 infections, the western state of Maharashtra remains India's worst-hit region.At least 106 members of the state police force tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the Maharashtra police said.A total of 14,295 police personnel hav…

yenisafak (2020-08-27). Wearing of face masks to be broadened further in Paris: French PM. yenisafak.com The compulsory wearing of facemasks outdoors in Paris, to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, is set to be broadened further, said French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Thursday.Castex said the final details on how this would take effect would follow a consultation with the Paris local government and police force.At the moment, the wearing of face masks outdoors is compulsory in much of Paris but is not obligatory in certain parts, such as public parks or some of the less busy streets of the capital.

yenisafak (2020-08-27). Mauritius provides aid to fishers affected by oil spill. yenisafak.com Mauritius announced on Thursday that it had started distributing food supplies to over 400 fishers whose livelihoods were hit when a Japanese ship ran aground on July 25, causing an oil spill.In a statement, the East African island nation announced that food supplies were distributed "among 400 fishermen from the regions of Riviere des Creoles and Deux Freres, who have been affected by the ecological crisis which resulted from the grounding of the MV Wakashio."The food distribution drive organized by the National Insurance company and the State Insurance Company of Mauritius happened at the Bambous Virieux Social…

yenisafak (2020-08-27). Jordan to hold elections on Nov. 10 amid COVID-19. yenisafak.com Jordan is preparing for general elections scheduled for Nov. 10 in line with the guidelines issued by the country's election board due to coronavirus. | Taking into account the health and safety of the public, the Jordanian Election Board took a series of decisions to prevent the spread of the virus across the country. As part of the restrictions, authorities banned election rallies and gatherings of more than 20 people. | Zahir Amr, former secretary general of Jordan's Al-Hayat Party, said that he supports the board's instructions in principle as they play an important role in preventing violations by candidate…

yenisafak (2020-08-27). US' Pompeo pays surprise visit to Oman. yenisafak.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Oman Thursday for an unannounced stopover."Arrived in Oman and will meet with Omani Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al Said," Pompeo wrote on his Twitter account.Before Oman, Pompeo paid a visit Israel, Sudan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during his Mideast tour."I look forward to discussing efforts to build unity among the Gulf Cooperation Council and build on the momentum to advance regional peace and prosperity," Pompeo added.Although his visit was not announced by the State Department, some media reports revealed that Pompeo is visiting two countries within…

yenisafak (2020-08-27). Putin says alleged mercenaries were lured to Belarus by foreign spy operation. yenisafak.com President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that a group of Russians who were detained in Belarus prior to its Aug. 9 election and accused of being mercenaries had been lured to Belarus by a Ukrainan-U.S. intelligence operation.Belarus had accused the men of seeking to destabilise the country ahead of its election, marking an unusual diplomatic row with close ally Russia. At the time, Russia had said the men were private security workers on their way to a third country."These people, I repeat, were travelling for work to a third country. They were lured there, dragged across the border… It was an operation of Ukr…

yenisafak (2020-08-27). Britain's Lib Dems elect former minister Davey as new leader. yenisafak.com Britain's opposition Liberal Democrats elected Ed Davey as their fourth leader in five years on Thursday, with the former minister pledging to rebuild a party that has been sapped of support and suffered losses at last year's election.The Liberal Democrats, long Britain's third party, relied on its opposition to Brexit at last year's election to try to win over voters, but instead ended up with just 11 seats, with their then leader Jo Swinson losing her place in parliament.But they have been kingmakers in the past, entering the 2010 coalition government with the Conservative Party under former prime minister Davi…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-27). Free Speech Be Damned: Joshua Krook and the Australian Public Service. counterpunch.org There was very little controversial about it. A featured blog post in the Oxford Political Review, authored in April by Joshua Krook, suggested that COVID-19 had brought a host of benefits for big tech companies. Isolation ushered people towards online platforms. Engagement on such platforms had increased dramatically. Names were not mentioned. Krook's then employer,

David Hearst (2020-08-27). Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Pulls Out of Planned Meeting in Washington with Netanyahu. globalresearch.ca The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, pulled out of a planned visit to Washington DC next week to meet the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he feared that the news had leaked and that his …

Global Research News (2020-08-27). Selected Articles: Towards a Second Covid Lockdown? globalresearch.ca If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events, or to experience honesty and transparency in your news coverage, please consider making a

Rachel Vorona Cote (2020-08-27). What We Talk About When We Talk About Catastrophe. thenation.com What We Talk About When We Talk About Catastrophe…

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…

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…

WSWS (2020-08-26). Police violence continues unabated three months after the murder of George Floyd. wsws.org The latest incident to produce an eruption of angry protests is the attempted murder of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old African American father of six, shot seven times in the back by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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…

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…

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…

_____ (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.

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). 'Boogaloo white supremacist' or upstanding citizen? What we know about the alleged Kenosha shooter. rt.com Two fatal shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin are being blamed on a "white supremacist" member of the "boogaloo boys" who was "looking for trouble." Amid the smoke and rubble of Kenosha, the truth is unclear. | Black Lives Matter rioters took to the streets of Kenosha again on Tuesday night, for the third night of looting and arson since police shot and paralyzed Jacob Blake, a black man, on Sunday. This time, the rioters were met by armed citizens who took to the streets and rooftops to defend their property. | With the situation tense, it wasn't long before violence broke out. Video footage shared on social medi…

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). Fire officers, arrest shooter, don't trust 'anybody that's white': Jacob Blake's family makes demands in emotional presser. rt.com Jacob Blake's shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin is part of a pattern of racial oppression of African-Americans and the police involved need to be punished, his family told reporters after two days of violent protests in the city. | "I don't have confidence in anybody that is white that is doing an investigation about a black young man that was shot seven times in his back," Blake's father, Jacob Blake Senior, said on Tuesday afternoon. | His remarks came moments after Benjamin Crump — an attorney representing the family, who has been involved in other Black Lives Matter cases — argued that "we can't hav…

RT (2020-08-26). Trump sends National Guard to Wisconsin at Kenosha County Board's request, after clashes there result in deaths. rt.com US President Donald Trump has sent National Guard troops to Kenosha after county officials begged for assistance with ongoing riots following Sunday's police shooting. An Illinois teen has been charged with killing two protesters. | The president announced he was deploying "federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, [Wisconsin] to restore LAW and ORDER!" via Twitter on Wednesday, explaining he had just gotten off the phone with State Governor Tony Evers. …TODAY, I will be sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, WI to restore LAW and ORDER!— Donald J. Trump (…

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

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). 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…

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Anti-racism protests intensify in the US
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-27
A fresh wave of protests has broken out across the US state of Wisconsin and other parts of the country after police officers were caught on video shooting a Black man multiple times in the back. Jacob Blake was reportedly shot seven times in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 23. This shooting occurred days after police officers shot and killed a Black man, Trayford Pellerin, in Lafayette, Louisiana on Friday, August 21.
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NBA Players Respond to Police Shootings of Jacob Blake and Other Black Youths
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
Police in America kill over 1,000 victims annually, mostly Black and Latino youths. | Incidents without just cause happen with disturbing regularity nationwide in urban and rural communities. | US inner city minority communities are virtual war zones. Most often, cops act …
globalresearch.ca/nba-players-respond-po…

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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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…
fightbacknews.org/2020/8/26/blue-lives-s…

Trump's message to white supremacists: It's OK to gun down protesters
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-27
WASHINGTON–One of Donald Trump's "very fine people," Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old who news reports said "admires the police," was arrested August 26 for gunning down three peaceful protesters against racial repression and police violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin. One of his victims is in the hospital. The other two–one shot point-blank in the head, video shows–are …
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US professional basketball players begin strike over police killings
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-27
Basketball players from the Wisconsin-based Milwaukee Bucks in the United States held an emotional press conference on Wednesday, August 26, to announce that they would not be playing in the upcoming game against the Orlando Magic. Their announcement comes after the brutal shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake on Sunday August 23 by police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin which was recorded by a neighbor and widely circulated on the internet. | The shooting of Blake comes amid a nationwide movement against police violence and racism, sparked by the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis on May 25. S…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/27/us-profes…

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…
fightbacknews.org/2020/8/26/battle-unite…

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/8/26/battle-u…

India's Island Bases Might be a Game-Changer in Its Regional Competition with China
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
India's plans to construct full-fledged fighter bases in the union territories of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands (below) as well as Lakshadweep (2nd map below) might prove to be game-changers in its regional competition with China by enabling New Delhi …
globalresearch.ca/india-island-bases-gam…

Biden's Philly headquarters rents a fence to stop the Poor People's Army
Ann Garrison | mronline.org | 2020-08-27
Cheri Honkala tells Ann Garrison that the Biden campaign headquarters threw up a rent-a-fence when they heard the Poor People's Army was coming.
mronline.org/2020/08/27/bidens-philly-he…

COVID-19 Coronavirus: The Crisis. "You Simulate and Then You Go Live"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
On January 30th 2020, the WHO Director General declared a Public Health Emergency (PHEIC) in relation to China's novel coronavirus. This far-reaching decision was taken without the support of expert opinion. There were 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken. 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc.
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-coronavirus-c…

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.
globalresearch.ca/global-capitalism-worl…

After Beirut Blast, Israel Revives Tales of Hezbollah Ammonium Nitrate Terror Plots
Gareth Porter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
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 …
globalresearch.ca/beirut-blast-israel-re…

Decades of Land Grabs Betray Israel's "Terror Balloon" Justification for Latest War on Gaza
Kathryn Shihadah | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-27
Just as with the last three major Israeli incursions into Gaza, Israel's stated motive — to stop incoming projectiles — conceals a long-term ambition: to seize more land with fewer Palestinians on it.
mintpressnews.com/decades-land-theft-bet…

Law and Order? VP Mike Pence Ignores Police Violence & Stokes Division on Third Night of RNC
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-27
Vice President Mike Pence headlined the third night of the Republican National Convention, focusing largely on preserving law and order and attacking Joe Biden. We play excerpts of the comments made by Pence, who made no mention of police brutality or the recent police shootings that have sparked protests across the U.S. Pence also failed to mention the white gunman accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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"On a Hunting Spree": Wisc. Rep. David Bowen Says Cops Turned Blind Eye to White Militias in Kenosha
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-27
The police shooting of Jacob Blake has sparked massive protests across the country and in Kenosha, where a white teenager opened fire on Black Lives Matter protesters and killed two people. Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old self-declared militia member and avid Trump supporter, was apprehended in Antioch, Illinois, after fleeing Wisconsin. He has been charged with murder. Wisconsin state Representative David Bowen, who has attended racial justice protests in Kenosha, says he "witnessed firsthand" how freely organized white supremacists targeted protesters without interference from law enforcement, and accuses pol…
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/27/kenosha_w…

"Authoritarian Nightmare": John Dean Helped Bring Down Nixon over Watergate. He Says Trump Is Worse
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-27
As President Trump is set to accept the Republican Party's formal renomination for president amid ongoing scandals and multiple crises, we speak with John Dean, who served as the White House counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1970 to 1973. His testimony during the Watergate scandal helped bring down Nixon. His new book is "Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump and His Followers." "I worked for the last authoritarian president we had," Dean says. "Trump is of a different cut than Nixon. … He's going to make Nixon look like a choir boy before it's all over."
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Israel's Crimes Must Be Met With Arms Embargo
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-27
Israel's bombing of the besieged Gaza Strip must be met with an "urgent and comprehensive military embargo," the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee stated on Sunday. | Israel has bombed Gaza every night for the past 12 days in response, or so it claims, to incendiary balloons flown from the territory. Those balloons have caused fires on agricultural land in southern Israel. | Two-thirds of Gaza's population of 2.1 million are refugees, some of them from the lands just on the other side of the Gaza boundary fence. Israel denies them their right to return, enshrined in international la…
popularresistance.org/israels-crimes-mus…

Trump says NBA acting 'like a political organization' as ANOTHER day of games is canceled
rt.com | 2020-08-27
US President Donald Trump said NBA has become "like a political organization," as the basketball league announced the second straight day of no playoff games due to the ongoing boycott in the name of social justice. | "I don't know much about the NBA protest. I know their ratings have been very bad because I think people are a little tired of the NBA," Trump said on Thursday. | They've become like a political organization, and that's not a good thing. | Within minutes, the NBA announced none of the games scheduled for Thursday would be played either. The league was "hopeful to resume games either Friday or Sat…
rt.com/usa/499254-trump-nba-acting-polit…

GoFundMe deletes fundraiser for accused Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, promotes campaign for his victim
rt.com | 2020-08-27
US-based crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has been accused of deleting a legal defense fundraiser for 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse who is charged with killing two men and injuring another during a violent altercation in Wisconsin. | Rittenhouse was arrested in his home state of Illinois following the incident, of which there are multiple videos from multiple different perspectives. He has been charged with first-degree murder and is also accused of fleeing Wisconsin "with intent to avoid prosecution," havin…
rt.com/usa/499210-gofundme-deletes-kyle-…

Armed Kenosha shooting victim tells friend he regrets 'NOT KILLING THE KID' in Facebook post
rt.com | 2020-08-27
Gaige Grosskreutz was armed with a pistol when 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse blew his bicep apart with a semi-automatic rifle in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In a Facebook post gone viral, Grosskreutz regrets not killing the teenager. | Rittenhouse has been arrested and charged with murder after he shot three people during the rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night. Two died, and a third, Grosskreutz, has had surgery to repair a massive bullet wound to his bicep. | Grosskreutz was one of two men caught on video attacking Rittenhouse, who was apparently fleeing the scene of the first shooting. As gunshots rang o…
rt.com/usa/499259-kenosha-victim-faceboo…

Kenosha shooter charged with first-degree murder & attempted homicide, faces life in prison
rt.com | 2020-08-27
The Illinois teen accused of shooting two people dead during chaotic unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin this week has been charged on six counts, including first-degree murder and attempted homicide. | Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was charged on Thursday after being taken into custody the day prior, suspected of killing two protesters in Kenosha and wounding a third on Tuesday night. | In addition to first-degree intentional homicide and attempted murder, he faces two charges for reckless endangerment, reckless homicide and the possession of a dangerous weapon by a minor. | A criminal complaint filed on Thursday in the Ken…
rt.com/usa/499263-rittenhouse-kenosha-mu…

Critics call for 'murder apologist' Tucker Carlson to be fired after he says govt failure to tame violence caused Kenosha shooting
rt.com | 2020-08-27
Fox host Tucker Carlson kicked off an angry backlash after saying authorities were to blame for days of violent unrest in Wisconsin, which critics took as a defense of the vigilante gunman who shot two people dead on Tuesday. | Carlson's segment on the ongoing protests and rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Wednesday night largely took aim at state and local officials, arguing that those in positions of power were to blame for a spike in violence after leaving city residents to cope with the unrest on their own. | "Kenosha has devolved in…
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'Fiery but mostly peaceful': CNN mocked for ridiculous caption of Kenosha riots destruction
rt.com | 2020-08-27
Online vigilantes lined up to spew vitriol at CNN and their reporter, who described the chaos in the riots-plagued Kenosha as "mostly peaceful" protests, while showing viewers exactly the opposite. | CNN's Omar Jimenez went live from a troubled neighborhood in Kenosha, Wisconsin, telling viewers that protests — sparked by the death of African American Jacob Blake — were "largely peaceful" during the day, but that "things began to get a little bit more contentious" when night fell. | As he spoke, buildings and vehicles burned in the background, with the scenes of destruction and chaos running contrary…
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'Clear case of self-defense': Pundits argue video evidence exonerates 17-year-old charged with Kenosha killings
rt.com | 2020-08-27
Numerous commentators claim that all available evidence shows that Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense when he opened fire on protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The teen is accused of killing two protesters. | Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder over the shooting of three demonstrators — two of whome died — during riots in the city on Tuesday night. | Although painted as a bloodthirsty white supremacist by some journalists and activists, multiple observers have made the case that Rittenhouse had good intentions and pulled the trigger as a last resort. | Read…
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Trump Calls Pro Basketball League 'Political Organization' Amid Police Shooting Boycott
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump on Thursday said the National Basketball Association (NBA) has turned into a political organization after the league postponed games amid protests over another police-involved shooting of a person of color.
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Riots Reignite in Minneapolis Amid Fake Rumours of African American Being Shot by Police
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
A new wave of looting came as the city is struggling to recover from riots that began at the end of May over the death of African American George Floyd in police custody. The US has been rocked by a series of protests, sometimes violent, since then with the most recent engulfing the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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Teenager arrested after two shot dead during Black Lives Matter protests
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-27
A white 17-year-old police admirer has been arrested over the killing of two people gunned down during a third night of protests in Wisconsin over the police shooting of Black man Jacob Blake.Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, was taken into custody on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide. Antioch is about 15 miles from Kenosha where protests have been taking place.Two people were shot dead on Tuesday night in the attack carried out by a young white man who was caught on mobile phone video opening fire in the middle of the street with a semi-automatic rifle.Police officers in riot gear line up agai…
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Argentina Wants to Recover the Falkland Islands
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
The desire to regain sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (called "Malvinas" by the Argentines) has for decades been deeply rooted in the Argentine people. In fact, the British occupation of the territory, made possible by the English victory in the …
globalresearch.ca/argentina-wants-recove…

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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Nuclear Power In The Green New Deal?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-27
Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest in a Green New Deal and there are many versions proposed in different countries. At the same time, there has also been criticism of these proposals on many counts, including the fact that they typically don't include nuclear energy. | This criticism misses a basic point: a Green New Deal is, by its very definition, much more than an emissions reduction plan. As we argue below, the other attributes that characterize Green New Deals, rule out nuclear energy as an option. | Like the original New Deal of U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s, all…
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A Temporary Respite From the Shit This System Peddles
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-27
Reading Jonah Raskin's article at CounterPunch was like a moment when it all comes back again ("Woodstock Nation Revisited: Abbie Hoffman, Joan Baez and the Culture Vultures of Capitalism," August 14, 2019). I found the article while looking at the Internet to see whether or not my article about celebrity and politics ("Celebrity, War, and Presidential Elections,…
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Traditional Owners stand their ground, evict Adani
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-08-27
Indigenous Alex BainbridgeIssue 1278 Australia Adani Coal blockade BrisbaneAugust 2…
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The Democrats and the Agenda Test
Jesse Jackson | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-27
In last week's Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris passed the character test. Now as Trump rolls out his virtual convention, they must ace the agenda test. They need to argue the case for the bold agenda that this country desperately needs, and challenge Trump for his policy failures. The Democratic National Convention…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/27/the-democrat…

Lee Camp: How News of a Cure for Cancer Got Lost in Our Nightly Political Theater
Lee Camp | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-27
They found a way to detect cancer years before symptoms arise. Hypothetically this could save millions upon millions of lives. So why is it not plastered all over our nightly news?
mintpressnews.com/news-potential-cure-ca…

Twin Imperatives: Defeat President Trump This Fall, Challenge President Biden from Day One
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2020-08-27
Progressives should be a leading force in a united front against Trump for the next 10 weeks. We must go all out, so that we — and progressive movements — are not crushed…
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Let's Talk U.S. Foreign Policy: It Is the Root Cause of Many Evils
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-27
As the United States sinks deeper into a multi-faceted global crisis that no politician seems able or even willing to address, one hears more and more often demands for radical change in who runs the country and to what end. Of course, Donald J. Trump offered such a dramatic shift in priorities four years ago, but he has been unable to deliver due to his own inability to execute and the ill-conceived machinations of those whom he has chosen as advisers. The Democrats for their part are offering little beyond a repeat of their 2016 pander to grievance groups in an effort to cobble together an unassailable majority…
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Let's Talk U.S. Foreign Policy: It Is the Root Cause of Many Evils
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
As the United States sinks deeper into a multi-faceted global crisis that no politician seems able or even willing to address, one hears more and more often demands for radical change in who runs the country and to what end. …
globalresearch.ca/us-foreign-policy-root…

Belarus's Options in the Midst of a Color Revolution
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-27
A "color revolution" is a media term for a movement based on legitimate grievances only to be co-opted into a regime change operation backed by the US and confederates. There have been so many — Georgia in 2003, Ukraine in 2004, Kyrgyzstan in 2005 — that they have run out of colors. Belarus is amidst…
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Belarus's Options in the Midst of a Color Revolution
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-27
A "color revolution" is a media term for a movement based on legitimate grievances only to be co-opted into a regime change operation backed by the US and confederates. There have been so many — Georgia in 2003, Ukraine in 2004, Kyrgyzstan in 2005 — that they have run out of colors. Belarus is amidst the " slipper" color revolution. | The last Soviet republic | Belarus, a former constituent republic of the USSR, declared its sovereignty in 1990 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Under its new and now c…
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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…

Dutch socialist youth demand abolition of first class in railways to prevent overcrowding
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-27
Even during the raging COVID-19 pandemic, trains in the Netherlands have been running with overcrowded second class coaches and almost vacant expensive first class coaches…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/27/dutch-soc…

Video: Russian, Syrian Forces Operation against ISIS Terrorists
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
Russian and Syrian forces eliminated 327 ISIS militants during a joint security operation that took place in the desert areas of Homs and Deir Ezzor from August 18 to August 24. | According to the Russian side, strikes of the Syrian …
globalresearch.ca/video-russian-syrian-f…

Houthis' War on Terror in Yemen
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
Since the start of the Saudi intervention in Yemen in March 2015, the official Saudi propaganda, Western diplomats and mainstream media outlets have been arguing that the coalition is somehow combating terrorists there. | As a part of this narrative, Saudi …
globalresearch.ca/houthis-war-terror-yem…

Politicizing Alexey Navalny's Illness
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
Politicized claims that Putin critic Navalny (with scant public support) was poisoned appear greatly exaggerated. | On Tuesday, Moscow's Health Department Bureau of Forensic Medical Examination director Sergey Shigeev explained the following: | "There is a lot of information in the media | …
globalresearch.ca/politicizing-alexey-na…

Why Cuban Doctors Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-27
Five years ago, I read the story of Dr. Félix Báez, a Cuban doctor who had worked in West Africa to stop the spread of Ebola. Dr. Báez was one of 165 Cuban doctors of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade who went to Sierra Leone to fight a terrible outbreak in 2014 of a…
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Why Cuban Doctors Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-27
Five years ago, I read the story of Dr. Félix Báez, a Cuban doctor who had worked in West Africa to stop the spread of Ebola. Dr. Báez was one of 165 Cuban doctors of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade who went to Sierra Leone to fight a terrible outbreak in 2014 of a disease first detected in 1976. During his time there, Dr. Báez contracted Ebola.
counterpunch.org/2020/08/27/why-cuban-do…

Spies or Journalists? Western Media Deliberately Covers Up US Meddling in Thailand
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
The Western media functions more as lobbyists or even foreign intelligence agencies rather than real journalists by deliberately omitting facts, fabricating others, and all to ensure maximum momentum of what is verified US political interference in a foreign country. | ***…
globalresearch.ca/spies-journalists-west…

It's Time for a Pandemic Wealth Tax on Billionaires' Windfall Gains
Chuck Collins — Frank Clemente | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-27
Nothing symbolizes the inequality of sacrifice during the COVID-19 pandemic more than watching a few hundred billionaires gain while everyone else struggles through job losses, debilitating illness, or death. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have died from COVID-19 and over 32 million have lost their jobs. U.S. households lost an estimated $6.5 trillion in wealth…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/27/its-time-for…

The New Charlatans
Luke O'Brien | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-27
"You ain't a real lion if you love the circus…" — Atmosphere, Virgo In response to the spectacular and catastrophic failure of the global Liberal Capitalist system, Messrs. Classical Liberals, centrists, IDWers, and other representatives of the Quiet Life camp, are adamant they have the solution: Liberal Capitalism. Goya identified the charlatans of 18th century Spain…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/27/126553/

COVID-19 Measures Unconstitutional: Legal Proceeding against Prime Minister Trudeau: Filed in Ontario Superior Court
Ted Kuntz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
We are living in unprecedented times. The mass and indiscriminate containment of citizens, the restriction of access to parliament, the courts, medical and educational services, the destruction of local economies and livelihoods, and the requirement to physically distance, along with …
globalresearch.ca/legal-challenge-covid-…

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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/hbos-welcome-…

Ending the civil war
Robert Koehler | zcomm.org | 2020-08-27
This is half a civil war. Some of the participants are police and some are vigilantes. They are armed and desperate for enemies…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/ending-the-civil-w…

Jean-Paul Sartre and the Critique of Dialectical Reason
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-27
Austin Hayden Smidt returns to Rev Left…
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Burying the Hatchet Act: Donald Trump's Unconventional Convention
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
Conventions suggest norms, a set of accepted rules. Behaviour is agreed upon in advance. In the case of US political conventions, there is much cant and gaudy ceremony. Certain transgressions are simply not contemplated. But the Trump administration is freighted …
globalresearch.ca/burying-hatchet-act-do…

Pittsburgh: Demonstration in solidarity with laid-off Crazy Mocha coffee shop workers
Brian Gonnella | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-27
On August 24, members of the Pittsburgh branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation assisted in organizing a demonstration in solidarity with a group of disenfranchised employees of local coffee chain Crazy Mocha. The workers had been laid off in retaliation for trying to organize for better and safer working conditions for themselves and …
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Corporate Dems Want You To Shut Up While They Get Loud
David Sirota | zcomm.org | 2020-08-27
Progressives are told to keep quiet until after the election — meanwhile, corporate Dems are blasting out divisive ideological messages that could demoralize Democratic voters and depress turnout…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/corporate-dems-wan…

What Good are Police on Patrol? An Analysis of Traffic Enforcement in Albuquerque
Ernesto Longa, David Correia, and Matias Fontenla | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-27
Nearly every criminologist says it. The police traffic stop is the most common way people come into contact with cops. In 2018, the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) made 44,132 traffic stops, an increase of 35 percent over the previous year. Nationwide, police make nearly 20,000,000 police stops each year. According to the authors of Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship, "Nationally, 12 percent of drivers are stopped per year by the police. Among racial minorities the rate is considerably higher: 24 percent by some estimates." The Bureau of Justice Statistics notes that Black and Hispanic…
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What Good are Police on Patrol? An Analysis of Traffic Enforcement in Albuquerque
Ernesto Longa, David Correia, and Matias Fontenla | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-27
Nearly every criminologist says it. The police traffic stop is the most common way people come into contact with cops. In 2018, the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) made 44,132 traffic stops, an increase of 35 percent over the previous year. Nationwide, police make nearly 20,000,000 police stops each year. According to the authors of Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship, "Nationally, 12 percent of drivers are stopped per year by the police. Among racial minorities the rate is considerably higher: 24 percent by some estimates." The Bureau of Justice Statistics notes that Black and Hispanic…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/27/what-good-ar…

Catholics Against Nukes: Archbishop Wester's Hiroshima Vigil
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-27
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 few editors. Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe, in speaking at the online Hiroshima …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/catholics-aga…

US Is Willing to Dismantle the UN Security Council to Put Pressure on Iran
Scott Ritter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
In a world where American exceptionalism and unilateralism has become common currency, the brazenness of Secretary of State Pompeo's bid to impose "snap back" inspections of Iran takes the cake. Moreover, it's doomed to fail. | When it comes to | …
globalresearch.ca/us-willing-dismantle-u…

Over 65 Organizations Call on Home Depot and Lowe's to End Sales of Cancer-linked Roundup
Friends of the Earth | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
Sixty-six organizations representing over 7.5 million members sent letters to Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) today urging them to remove Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides from store shelves and online sales. The organizations, representing consumers, environmentalists, beekeepers …
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Pro athletes stage historic strike for Black lives
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-27
There are moments when unexpected action transcends the political bullshit, drowning out the white noise of ignorance, apathy, and prejudice. Often, these moments follow tragedy. Crimes against humanity so awful, that it is impossible to look away unless you condone such action under the guise of "law and order." And when such racist ignorance is …
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DeJoy strangling the Post Office for Trump
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-08-27
It's all part of a push to privatize, which threatens the living wages of hundreds of thousands of employees.
therealnews.com/stories/dejoy-strangling…

Trump's Postmaster General Should be Returned to Sender
James E. Varner | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
President Trump's postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, recently testified before Congress about major slowdowns in mail delivery under his watch. | As a 20-year postal veteran, I had only one reaction: DeJoy needs to be Returned to Sender. | DeJoy, a Trump …
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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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Under capitalism Black Lives are adrift and vulnerable
W. T. Whitney, Jr. | mronline.org | 2020-08-27
Post-Civil War arrangements by which the victorious North settled with the defeated slavocracy ensured that many Black people would not matter much and that some would die. A thousand or so were murdered in the South in 1866, reports W.E. B Du Bois.
mronline.org/2020/08/27/under-capitalism…

Remdesivir for Covid-19: $1.6 Billion for a "Modestly Beneficial" Drug?
Elizabeth Woodworth | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
First published on August 1, 2020 | The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recently "bought" all of Gilead Science's Remdesivir for $1.6 billion. "500,000 doses at $3,200 per patient — to be available to American hospitals but …
globalresearch.ca/remdesivir-covid-19-1-…

On Earth One, unlike Earth RNC, jobless rate soars again
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-27
WASHINGTON–The nation's unemployment lines kept growing, despite all the RNC happy talk about the economy, in the week ending August 22, with the Labor Department reporting yet another 1,429,397 people filed for jobless benefits. They sought either state benefits, federal checks, or both. In the real world of Earth One, unlike in the alternate universe …
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Teachers inspire revolt against austerity in Jordan
Ty Joplin | zcomm.org | 2020-08-27
Jordan, known for its relative stability compared to its war-torn neighbors, is erupting following a government crackdown on the teachers' union…
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For some, homes and neighborhoods are now digital prisons
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-08-27
Authors Maya Schenwar and Vikki Law argue that many alternatives to incarceration follow the same model of oppression as physical prisons.
therealnews.com/stories/for-some-homes-a…

The absurdities of race
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-27
Adam Shatz talks to Paul Gilroy about his intellectual background and the recent anti-racist protests in the UK and U.S.
mronline.org/2020/08/27/the-absurdities-…

Are Face Masks Effective? The Evidence
Swiss Propaganda Research | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
First published August 4, 2020 | 1. Studies on the effectiveness of face masks | So far, most studies found little to no evidence for the effectiveness of cloth face masks in the general population, neither as personal protective equipment nor as …
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The Sturgis and Standing Rock Protests
David Mattson | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-27
I grew up in the Black Hills of western South Dakota on a small ranch roughly 30 miles away from the small city of Sturgis and between 100 and 200 miles away from the sprawling Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Indian Reservations. David Taylor, who homesteaded our ranch, created a sinuous inholding within the newly created Black Hills Forest Reserve, laid out to capture as much bottomland pasture as possible along aptly named Hay Creek.
counterpunch.org/2020/08/27/the-sturgis-…

Michigan postal workers join nationwide protests
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-27
Kalamazoo, MI – Joining hundreds of protests across the country, 70 postal workers and union supporters gathered outside the Arcadia Creek United States Post Office in downtown Kalamazoo on August 25. They held signs reading "Save…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/8/27/michigan…

Letter from Bernie on the "Danger of Socialism"
Bernie Sanders | zcomm.org | 2020-08-27
But already existing socialism for the rich as the problem…
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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; …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/the-logic-of-…

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…
unicornriot.ninja/2020/daughter-organizes-march-for-father-killed-after-police-interaction/

Watch: French Professor Says There Is No Second Wave
Prof. Jean-Franàßois Toussaint | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
In a recent interview on French television Prof. Jean-Franàßois Toussaint of the Université Paris-Descartes has said that hysteria over a "second wave" in France is based on the widespread misinterpretation of data. His main points are as follows: | Deaths in | …
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Half of the US Population Lacks Adequate Protections Against Evictions
Sasha Abramsky | zcomm.org | 2020-08-27
The U.S. risks a 2008-style housing catastrophe on top of the public health and employment catastrophes that have already brought the U.S. to its knees…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/half-of-the-us-pop…

The pandemic has severely weakened US credibility
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-27
In the third part of our conversation with Charles Xu from the Qiao Collective, Xu talks about the rising Sinophobia in the US, particularly after the COVID-19 outbreak. While this has been fueled by the current conditions and the rhetoric mounted by the present US administration, Xu discusses how these anti-China sentiments are strong across the political spectrum.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/27/the-pande…

HBO's 'Welcome to Chechnya' Is Latest Anti-Russian Cold War Propaganda
Max Parry | globalresearch.ca | 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 …
globalresearch.ca/hbo-welcome-chechnya-l…

The Age of Disputed Presidencies — Is Democracy in Crisis?
Uriel Araujo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
In 1378, it was not clear who the true Pope was. Depending on whom one asked, it was either Clement VII, nowadays listed as an Antipope in the Catholic Encyclopedia, or Urban VI. This was a time of crisis in …
globalresearch.ca/age-disputed-presidenc…

Instability in Mali Caused by Imperialist Foreign Policy
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
A mutiny by lower-ranking military officers on August 18 in the West African state of Mali has prompted the condemnation of regional, continental and international organizations. | President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was forced over the national media to resign from office …
globalresearch.ca/instability-mali-cause…

Most Politicians Don't Care About Workers. But Unions Can Make Them
Meagan Day | zcomm.org | 2020-08-27
New research finds that strong unions are pretty effective at making politicians pay attention to the interests of ordinary people. In order to pursue a real pro-worker agenda in government, we need an emboldened labor movement…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/most-politicians-d…

Stanford Study Proves Covid-19 Was Overhyped. "Death Rate Is Likely Under 0.2%"
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
First published on April 17, 2020 | *** | MIT Tech Review's hyped coverage of the Covid-19 outbreak is led by the tag-line, "Navigating a world reshaped by Covid-19." | Their articles reflect an eager embracement of the public hysteria prompted by Covid-19's …
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After crippling mail delivery Trump now sabotages COVID-19 testing
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-27
OAKLAND, Calif.–On the third day of his "don't worry be happy" convention Trump's CDC bought into the president's long-standing argument that the best way to deal with the pandemic is to ignore it. The CDC issued new guidelines that essentially say much of the testing being done in the country is not really needed. Only …
peoplesworld.org/article/after-crippling…

Saving Our Seals — 28 Sea Mammals Rescued after Becoming Trapped in Plastic Junk
Olga Gertcyk | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
This was a first expedition by volunteers and activists to rescue seals trapped in plastic rubbish on the island, a breeding ground in the Sea of Okhotsk, off Sakhalin. | Each year, these shores are a magnet for seals and sea …
globalresearch.ca/28-sea-mammals-rescued…

Lockdowns and Mask Mandates Do Not Lead to Reduced COVID Transmission Rates or Deaths, New Study Suggests
Prof. Stephen C. Miller | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
A new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper by Andrew Atkeson, Karen Kopecky, and Tao Zha focused on countries and U.S. states with more than 1,000 COVID deaths as of late July. In all, the study included 25 …
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Globally, 1 in 3 children missed out on remote learning when COVID-19 shuttered schools
news.un.org | 2020-08-27
For at least 463 million children whose schools closed due to COVID-19, "there was no such a thing as remote learning," the head of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, as the agency launched a new report outlining the limitations of remote learning and exposing the deep inequalities in access.
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PDF of August 27 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2020-08-27
Download the 12-page PDF. RESIST KILLER COPS! COVID-19 Webinar: Cuba's solidarity; China's success. ALSO: Philly houseless defiant; Post Office protests; Racist cop attacks NBA executive; Margaret Sanger's contradictions; N. Carolina campus openings fail. Editorials: DNC scrutinized; Abolish the police. TEAR DOWN THE WALLS: Women in Georgia jail; Wildfires in California; . . . | Continue reading PDF of August 27 issue at Workers.org
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The US Is Facing a Child Care Crisis as Schools Go Digital
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-27
A child care crisis is in the offing both in the United States and around the world as school-age children stay home for the new school year and working parents face the prospect of more state interference…
mintpressnews.com/locking-children-down-…

New Unrest in Downtown Minneapolis; Mayor Calls for National Guard
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-08-27
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — A new wave of unrest hit downtown Minneapolis after a man reportedly shot himself late on Wednesday afternoon near 8th and Nicollet Mall, according to evidence now available. | A city-wide curfew is in effect between the hours of 11: 00 p.m. and 6: 00…
unicornriot.ninja/2020/new-unrest-in-downtown-minneapolis-mayor-calls-for-national-guard/

The Fascist Underpinnings of Pro-Trump Media: An Interview With Author Jason Stanley
splcenter.org | 2020-08-27
In his 2018 book How Fascism Works, Jason Stanley details how the propagandistic cult of personality surrounding President Trump is reminiscent of fascist movements from history.
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These photos will change the way you think about race in coal country
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-27
Our presence complicates other American stories, like the ones that get told about Appalachia. Historian Ronald Eller has pointed out that the region has long been seen as the "other America," defining what the nation as a whole is not.
mronline.org/2020/08/27/these-photos-wil…

Who benefits from TikTok's sale?
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-27
In this episode of Talking Science and Tech, Prabir Purkayastha discusses the recent revelations on how Facebook's lobbying influenced the current US stance on TikTok. He talks about how US has always been above international law, and this time as well, the country is using the guise of national security to protect its companies and keep competition such as TikTok from becoming too big.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/27/who-benef…

Incremental Change Is a Moral Failure
Mychal Denzel Smith | zcomm.org | 2020-08-27
Mere reform won't fix policing…
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Seattle's High-End Wage Tax and Taxing Stock Returns
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-27
Sometimes random events come together in ways that help clarify our thinking. I had such an event last Friday. I was happy that day because Bloomberg ran a column by me on an idea I've toyed with for years: replacing the corporate income tax with a tax on stock returns. The logic is that this…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/27/seattles-hig…

Masks Aren't Helpful in Beating COVID-19: Europe's Top Health Officials
Jon Miltimore | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
Denmark boasts one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates in the world. As of August 4, the Danes have suffered 616 COVID-19 deaths, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. | That's less than one-third of the number of Danes who …
globalresearch.ca/europe-top-health-offi…

Judaism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and me
Gershon Baskin | zcomm.org | 2020-08-27
Our life together in Israel requires us to know each other, to respect each other, and to live and let live without coercion and without violence…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/judaism-the-israel…

The Heat: China-U.S. ties
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2020-08-27
China and the United States say they're making progress on trade, despite ongoing tensions. Can the world's two largest economies set aside their differences?
america.cgtn.com/2020/08/27/the-heat-chi…

IRCS announces readiness to help flood-hit Afghan people
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-27
TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Head of Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) said that the body is ready to help flood-stricken people in Afghanistan.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162839/IRCS-announc…

Developing Iran only oceanic port, JCPOA salient achievement
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-27
TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — The Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Department General said that development of Iran's only oceanic port "Chabahar" is the salient achievement of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
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Army marks Government Week with issuing a statement
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-27
TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran called on all governmental officials to take revolutionary steps in solving economic problems overshadowing the country.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162837/Army-marks-G…

China welcomes Iran-IAEA agreement: FM
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-27
TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — China welcomed and applauded that the IAEA and Iran reached an agreement on the resolution of the safeguards implementation issues after friendly consultations.
en.mehrnews.com/news/162843/China-welcom…

7th night of Muharram mourning ceremony observed in Tehran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-27
TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — The mourning ceremony at the 7th night of Muharram, marking the anniversary of Third Infallible Imam of Household, Imam Hussein (PBUH) was held at Reyhanat al-Hussein Husseiniyah.
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Teens in Ardabil mourn in memory of Hazrat Qasim ibn Hassan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-27
ARDABIL, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Teenagers and youth individuals in northwest Ardabil province mourned in memory of sacrifice, courage and bravery of Hazrat Qasimibn Hassan in Karbala. This ceremony was held in Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili Tomb on Thu.
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Iran, Turkmenistan stress expanding trade, transit coop
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-27
TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkmenistan called for broadening and developing trade and transit cooperation.
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Trade activity in Mehran Border Crossing increases
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-27
TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) on Thu. revealed that trade and business activity at Mehran Border Crossing increased to four days a week.
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Age no criterion for decisions on heart attack treatment, new research finds
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-08-27
Elderly patients suffering the most common type of heart attack may benefit from more invasive treatment, new research has shown.
imperial.ac.uk/news/203033/age-criterion-decisions-heart-attack-treatment

Friday 8/28: Solidarity Speaker: Building Power for Systemic Change
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/25/1883614…

Saturday 8/29: ERA: Strictly Speaking Equal Rights Should Have No Deadline
Women's Equality Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/27/1883620…

Protesters Clash with Police Near Pedestrian Entrance to Golden Gate Bridge
Facing Two Pandemics | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
Protesters mourning two pandemics in America, one being COVID-19 and the other racism, gathered under the slogan "march for the dead and fight for the living." | Photos, including top photo, by Jasmin Van T. Additional photos by Garrett Schmid, as indicated.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/27/1883617…

Leap of Peace, Day of Mourning near Golden Gate Bridge
Every Protest Needs a Dance | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
Mourning two pandemics, COVID and racism, and calling out police for brutality…but first, the dance of peace.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/27/1883618…

Friday 8/28: Online Socialism Forum – Climate Change or System Change!
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
Register at bit.ly/planet-not-profits…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/26/1883614…

DeJoy Resign! SF Postal Workers/Supporters Of USPO Protest Privatization & Attacks
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/25/1883611…

Protesters Clash with Police Near Pedestrian Entrance to Golden Golden Bridge
Facing Two Pandemics | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
Protesters mourning two pandemics in America, one being COVID-19 and the other racism, gathered under the slogan "march for the dead and fight for the living." | Photos, including top photo, by Jasmin Van T. Additional photos by Garrett Schmid, as indicated.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/27/1883617…

Cancel Animal Ag: Demand a Moratorium
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
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…

CHP and Golden Gate Bridge Police Violate Mask Use Ordinance at Protest
Concerned Citizen | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
On August 21, employees of the California Highway Patrol and Golden Gate Bridge were observed to be in violation of the San Francisco ordinance for mask use. They were confronting younger and healthier protesters who took precautions and were all masked up. A registered nurse who was present addressed the issue in a letter to the CHP and GGBP.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/27/1883616…

"Don't let them take democracy away from you"
editors | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
"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].
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/26/1883614…

Abbi Samuels Letter to City Attorney Condotti Re: Police Harassment of Cooper D'Angelo
posted by Norse | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/26/1883614…

Protect Public Education! Turn Our CCSF Community Demands into CCSF Board Goals!
repost | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
San Francisco Community College is being liquidated by the their Board of Trustees. Students have put together demands to defend it.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/27/1883619…

Wednesday 8/26: Petition: Say "NO!" to Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge!
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
Online petition…
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Petition: Say "NO!" to Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge!
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
Online petition…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/26/1883614…

Post Office Privatization Scams, Corruption & Politicians With Author Peter Byrne
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
Journalist and author Peter Byrne discusses the privatization of the US post offices and the role of Diane Feinstein's husband Richard Blum. He also talks about Democratic politicians including Senator Kamala Harris who is now running for Vice President with Joe Biden.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/27/1883619…

Protesters Tell Police "Wear A Mask!"
We Will Fight for the Living | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
At a demonstration in San Francisco on August 21, police, some of whom weren't wearing masks, were face to face with protesters. Over the din, a demonstrator in the first video can be heard asking a cop, "where's your mask?" and in the second video the crowd is chanting "wear a mask!…wear a mask!" | videos courtesy of CCSF Collective | video 1 is 4 seconds long | video 2 is 9 seconds long…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/26/1883616…

Thursday 8/27: Urgent Livestream: The Lies of Trump Are Too Much, We Can't Be Silent (PPC)
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/27/1883619…

Redwood Gardens senior housing in Berkeley is being sold to Foundation Housing
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
Redwood Gardens Senior Housing In Berkeley. Photo by Lydia Gans.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/25/1883613…

SF Postal Workers in "US Mail Not For Sale" Rally
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
Nationwide protests called by APWU and NACL in response to Trump's attack on the US postal system.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/25/1883611…

Thursday 8/27: "Immigration Nation" & the Reality of the Family Separation Crisis Today
National Domestic Workers Alliance | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
Online via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/26/1883615…

The Fed and Central Banks Seek Cure for COVID-hit Economy
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
On August 27 and 28, the US Federal Reserve and other government central banks meet for their annual retreat.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/27/1883619…

Meetup: Stories from the Community
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/25/1883614…

Saturday 8/29: BLM, the Dodgers, and your rent
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/99338725760?pwd=VjMxQ1FpWG45dV… | Meeting ID: 993 3872 5760 | Passcode: yUG5ak…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/27/1883620…

State Estimates Delta Tunnel's Cost at $15.9 Billion, but Critics Point to Higher Cost
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-08-27
"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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/26/1883615…

'Broken Windows' Approach To Teaching Is Breaking Our Schools
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-27
In the fight for racial justice, teachers have a heavy job, for schools are both microcosms of, and preparation for, society. Because teachers serve as significant adult figures in children's lives, their interactions with students can shape students' sense of self and the world around them, as well as their engagement in school, personal efficacy, and academic achievement. Complex and difficult racial dynamics impact these relationships, and as calls for justice grow, it's time to recognize this. | Systemic racism is sometimes blatant in our schools.
popularresistance.org/broken-windows-app…

The Eurasian Century Has Already Begun
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-27
India, China and ASEAN are the greatest market opportunities, with the greatest potential for growth in nominal terms if the dollar declines. | China, India and ASEAN also account for about 45% of the global population versus less than 5% for the US. All Eurasia accounts for more than 60%. No matter who wins the election in November, the US is not returning as the engine of global economic growth. Instead, it is adopting the mercantilist import-substitution policies that built the "miracle" economies of East Asia. Recent studies from sources such as the Pew Research Center and the University of Washington have ra…
popularresistance.org/the-eurasian-centu…

Lebanon: Inconvenient Truths About Syria, Iran, Hezbollah And The Shia 'Street'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-27
There's been a lot of nonsense passing as truth in post-blast Lebanon reporting. Most centers around alarmism about Hezbollah's nefarious influence, the West's "opportunity" to destroy it, and the supposed struggle with Russia, China, and Iran for paternalist-preeminence in a country that isn't ours (or theirs) to preside over in the first place. There's little discussion in most mainstream reporting on the minor matter of why Hezbollah gained influence in the first place. Shia Muslims are difficult to provoke and almost impossible to suppress once aroused. Long led by a more "quietist" strand of conservative, ap…
popularresistance.org/lebanon-inconvenie…

Self-Storage Removes Evidence From Cemetery And Denies Archeologist Access
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-27
Bethesda, MD — Over 100 dump trucks removed hundreds of cubic feet of soil containing evidence of burials in Moses Cemetery from the disputed site along River Road. Photographs were taken of site managers removing bottles and other glass features, common in African and African American burials, from the cemetery and ignoring objects shaped like headstones (see below.) The community maintains that the company is out of compliance in several essential areas. The Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition (BACC) has been protesting Bethesda Self-Storage Company's excavation to build a large storage facility on top of Mose…
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Update On Navalny's 'Poisoning'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-27
If Navalny was poisoned – which is not established – the next question must be how Navalny came into contact with a cholinesterase inhibitor. Was the contact caused by himself or by someone else? Was it intentionally or unintentionally? | Navalny's spokeswomen has insisted that the only substance Navalny ingested that morning was a tea from an airport bar. A CCTV video from the airport shows that the tea was brought from the bar by a person that then sits down with Navalny. They presumably traveled together. How would the airport barkeeper, if he supposedly poisoned Navalny, knew for whom the tea was? | As 'weste…
popularresistance.org/update-on-navalnys…

We Gawk At Nonsense Political Theater While The Real Enemies Go Unnoticed
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-27
Donald Trump speeches. Celebrity tweets. Corporate news repetition. Chaos. Vapidity. Manufactured dissent. Graphic fighting sports. | This is what fills our field of vision. It consumes our thoughts, overflows our brains with anti-intellectual mud. Yet most of these things are the bug splatter across the windshield. They are not the actual highway, the path forward, actually deserving of our focus. | Looking beyond these distractions, one can see what really matters. The true stuff of life and death and oppression and justice.
popularresistance.org/we-gawk-at-nonsens…

For Democracy And Transparency In The Plurinational State Of Bolivia
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-27
We are witnessing the systematic destruction of democracy at the hands of the de facto government of Jeanine AnÃÉez and its allied forces of repression in the streets, on the highways, and the communities across Bolivia. | Through this letter, the members of the Progressive International demand that you take urgent action within your mandate to restore the fundamental rights of the Bolivian people to peace, protest, and democratic self-determination. In our message to you, we emphasize the urgency of your action to protect the integrity of the electoral process in the Plurinational State, to prevent…
popularresistance.org/for-democracy-and-…

Is Movement Journalism Needed During Reckoning Over Race And Inequality?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-27
Last summer I found myself at the M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge in Jackson, Mississippi. Considered "the epicenter of the civil rights movement," the well-worn building was once the training site for the Freedom Riders and home to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. It seemed a fitting place to launch Freedomways, a journalism fellowship prioritizing women of color and LGBTQ+ people rooted in the American South and committed to doing reporting that advances justice.
popularresistance.org/is-movement-journa…

French Foreign Minister Warns Lebanon May Disappear as State Unless Urgent Reforms Made
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Lebanon should form a new government and implement a series of urgent reforms, as it is currently on the verge of distress and disappearance due to the consequences of both the Beirut blast and a political crisis in the country, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020082710802…

Russian Prosecutors Launch Pre-Trial Probe Over Alexei Navalny's Hospitalisation in Omsk
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Transport police prosecutors in the western Siberian region have launched a pre-trial probe over the hospitalisation of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny in the city of Omsk.
sputniknews.com/russia/20200827108029069…

Indian Prime Minister's Home State Top-Ranked in Export Readiness in Gov't Think Tank Report
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's exports have been badly hit by the ongoing global pandemic with major economies in the world completely shutting down operations. According to Trade Ministry data, overall exports in April-July are estimated to be $141.82 billion, showing a negative growth of minus 21.99 percent over the same period in 2019.
sputniknews.com/india/202008271080289732…

'Supreme Trolling' Seen in Pick of Books Placed in Background During Boris Johnson's Speech
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
A set of politically charged books was immediately spotted just behind the UK prime minister's back as he spoke in a rambling manner about the importance of sending schoolchildren back to their classrooms after a lengthy coronavirus lockdown, and the frustrating public exams fiasco.
sputniknews.com/uk/202008271080290326-su…

Melania Trump Plotted to Keep 'Usurper' Ivanka Out of Inauguration Photos, New Book Claims
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
The claim adds to years of rumours suggesting that Donald Trump's third wife has been engaged in a bitter rivalry with the president's daughter by his first wife, Ivanka, and the competition only intensified after the real-estate mogul went into politics and became the 45th US president.
sputniknews.com/us/202008271080296129-me…

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…

Twitterstorm as India's Apex Court Disallows Muharram Processions, Saying Muslims Could Be Targeted
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
New Delhi (Sputnik): Shia Muslims observe Muharram by mourning the death of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, Hussein Ibn Ali, on the 10th day of the first month of the Islamic calendar, falling on 29 August. People gather in streets for processions with decorated "Tazia" – a replica of a coffin – and perform ceremonial chest-beating.
sputniknews.com/india/202008271080293831…

Arson Suspected as Cause of USS Bonhomme Richard Fire, Navy Sailor Questioned
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
A US defense official claims an ongoing federal probe into the July 12 fire that extensively damaged the USS Bonhomme Richard has led to suspicions of arson and the questioning of one sailor.
sputniknews.com/military/202008271080296…

Malicious Propaganda: Pakistan Rejects India's Claim Pulwama Attack Executed at Islamabad's Behest
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
New Delhi (Sputnik): On 25 August, India's top investigative agency filed its first charge sheet in the deadly February 2019 Pulwama suicide bombing case, naming 19 people for carrying out the attack at "Pakistan's behest".
sputniknews.com/world/202008271080289515…

Trump Says Can Send Much Bigger National Guard Force to Wisconsin if Necessary
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he is ready to deploy far more US National Guard soldiers to the state of Wisconsin if needed to restore order amid unrest in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting.
sputniknews.com/us/202008271080296423-tr…

Vladimir Putin Reveals His Daughter Developed COVID Antibodies After Taking Russian Vaccine
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
Following the announcement of the world's first COVID-19 vaccine on 11 August, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters had been inoculated with it.
sputniknews.com/world/202008271080291717…

Video: Three US Officers Raid Wrong Home, Point Gun at Innocent Woman
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
Three Nashville, Tennessee, police officers have been decommissioned after raiding the wrong home on August 18.
sputniknews.com/viral/202008271080296581…

Observers: US Sanctions on Russian Institute Working on Sputnik V Caused by Fear to Lose Leadership
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
As Moscow announced the beginning of post-registration trials of anti-COVID vaccine Sputnik V on 26 August, the US added a group of Russian research institutes, including the one testing the anti-coronavirus drug, to its sanctions list. International observers have discussed the US move unveiled amid the global effort to curb the pandemic.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202008271080289…

Joe Biden Ignores Nancy Pelosi's Advice, Says He Will Debate Trump and 'Fact-Check' Him on Floor
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, whom Trump has repeatedly alleged to be losing cognitive abilities, promised he would act as a POTUS fact-checker, as Democrats accuse the president of distorting facts and giving misleading information.
sputniknews.com/us/202008271080295971-jo…

New US Space Force Technology Beats Satellite Jamming Attempts in Recent Test
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
The US Space Force announced on Monday it had completed its first test of a new anti-jamming system that would help the Pentagon's satellite network operate while its signals are under attack.
sputniknews.com/military/202008271080295…

'Tremendously Effective': Face Coverings Block 99.9% of COVID-19 Respiratory Droplets – Study
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
A new study by researchers at the UK's University of Edinburgh reveals that face coverings can block 99.9% of respiratory droplets, which in turn can significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
sputniknews.com/society/2020082710802961…

Tension Grips Camp Nou as Messi Supporters Storm Into Stadium – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
Since reports of Lionel Messi revealing his desire to leave the club have emerged, his fans seem to be unhappy with the Barcelona board. The 33-year-old Argentine has spent 16 years at the Catalan club.
sputniknews.com/sport/202008271080290027…

Teenage Indian-American Girl Designs Vibrating Cap That Beeps, Alerts to Maintain Social Distance
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
New Delhi (Sputnik): The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by surprise in the last few months, however people have now come to terms with the difficult life that has become the new normal due to restrictions introduced in the wake of the outbreak.
sputniknews.com/india/202008271080290634…

Videos: Hurricane Laura Leaves Path of Destruction After Landfall Along US Gulf Coast
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-27
Hurricane Laura struck the US Gulf Coast early Thursday, leaving a path of devastation in its wake as it moved inland after making landfall in southwestern Louisiana near the coastal town of Cameron.
sputniknews.com/us/202008271080296326-vi…

A Pro-Trans, Anti-Parent Conspiracy
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-27
Rod DREHER | Here is a good example of how the public schools can conspire against parents to help your adolescent child turn trans. Someone who is part of a support group for parents of kids who are going through Rapid Onset Gender Disorder sent this to me. She writes: It is horrifying and plays into every facet of gender ideology, as you will see when you open it. The statements basically grading parental "support levels" for gender ideology and the plan to keep information from parents is doubly horrifying. | I'm sure this stuff is being rolled out…
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UK's Johnson Reprises Skripal Saga for Navalny 'Poisoning'
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-27
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is the latest Western leader to wildly jump on the bandwagon claiming that Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was poisoned, and by implication insinuating the Kremlin had a sinister hand in it. | "The poisoning of Alexei Navalny shocked the world," asserted Johnson on Twitter, who went on to call for a "transparent investigation" to find the perpetrators. The British premier didn't explicitly finger the Russian a…
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Obama Is Wrong, Trump Doesn't Use Twitter Enough
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-27
Not surprisingly Barack Obama has risen from the murky grey realm of former U.S. Presidents to support his old right-hand man Joe Biden by emotionally criticizing Trump. The main theses of his arguments against The Donald are centered around his use of social and other media as the leader of the United States. He accuses Trump of turning his office into a "reality show" and that Trump needs to "show some interest in taking the job seriously". Obviously, Obama is not doing this for fun, in the run-up to the election he…
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Let's Talk U.S. Foreign Policy: It Is the Root Cause of Many Evils
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-27
As the United States sinks deeper into a multi-faceted global crisis that no politician seems able or even willing to address, one hears more and more often demands for radical change in who runs the country and to what end. Of course, Donald J. Trump offered such a dramatic shift in priorities four years ago, but he has been unable to deliver due to his own inability to execute and the ill-conceived machinations of those whom he has chosen as advisers. The Democrats for their part are offering little beyond a repeat of their 2016 pander to grievance groups in an effort to cobble together an unassailable majority…
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Hancock defends isolation payments as council leader calls them a slap in face
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-27
Health secretary Matt Hancock has defended the level of compensation payments for people who have to self-isolate, but a council leader in one of the pilot areas has branded them "a slap in the face".The government has confirmed payments of up to £182 for 14 days — £13 per day — will be given to people in areas with high incidences of coronavirus (Covid-19), with a trial beginning in Blackburn with Darwen and Pendle in Lancashire, as well as Oldham in Greater Manchester.As of Tuesday 1 September, people in those areas on either Universal Credit or Working Tax Credit, who are required to self…
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Test and Trace system fails to reach 80% target for ninth week in a row
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-27
Three-quarters of close contacts of people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) were reached through the NHS Test and Trace system, once again falling short of the government's target, the latest figures show.Some 75.5% of close contacts in England were reached in the week ending 19 August.While this is up from 71.6% in the previous week, it is the ninth week in a row where the government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) target of isolating 80% of contacts of coronavirus cases within 48-72 hours has been missed.Ahead of this week's figures being published, health secretary Matt Hancock…
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A 'substantial' number of people plan to change lifestyle after pandemic ends
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-27
Only one in 10 people plan to return to living exactly as they did before coronavirus (Covid-19) after the pandemic ends, researchers have found. | The ongoing Covid-19 social study by University College London (UCL) found just over half (51%) of people said they were more likely on balance to return to how things were before lockdown. | However, a fifth (22%) of respondents felt they were more likely to change things, which rose to around a quarter for those aged 30-59 (25%) and for those with a diagnosed mental illness (26%). | Launched in the week before lockdown began, the research by UCL is the UK's largest…
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Majority of Windrush compensation claimants still without payment
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-27
More than £1m has now been paid out by the Windrush Compensation Scheme — but the vast majority of claimants have still not received payment.Official figures indicate that, as of July, a total of £1,053,223.17 had been paid out in response to 143 claims.However, Windrush victims have made a total of 1,480 total claims since the scheme was launched in April last year.The number of claims received has fallen each quarter since then, with 88 submitted in July 2020.Since the previous set of figures was published last month, five more claims have been made on behalf of people who have already died, ta…
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Home Office accused of 'assault on rule of law' over rhetoric on refugees
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-27
The Home Office has been accused of an "assault on the rule of law" over its comments about "activist lawyers" who are representing refugees. | Home secretary Priti Patel's department has faced fierce criticism from legal figures over a video posted to its Twitter account about its efforts to remove refugees from the UK. | The clip, which has been viewed nearly a million times in less than 24 hours, says that current regulations are "allowing activist lawyers to delay and disrupt returns". | The comments have been criticised by various legal figures including immigration lawyers Duncan Lewis, who described them a…
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New leader Davey admits a Liberal Democrat revival will not be easy
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-27
The Liberal Democrats have "lost touch" with voters, Ed Davey admitted as he set himself the goal of turning the party around as its new leader.The former Cabinet minister said the Lib Dems have to "wake up and smell the coffee" after a series of disappointing general election results.The Kingston and Surbiton MP, who has been acting leader since Jo Swinson lost her seat in the 2019 general election, defeated Layla Moran to win the leadership by 42,756 votes to 24,564. | I am so proud to lead the party that I love. I am determined to rebuild our party, and fight for a greener, fairer and more caring society. Than…
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Robbing the blind: Anti-Trump books reportedly missing from National Library's audio service
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-27
One of the programs the federal government regularly employs to serve the needs of the country's disabled community is the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled Downloadable Books and Magazines. "Almost every single book at the Library of Congress," says Juan Waters, a blind man who did not wish to be identified …
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It is Time to Create a New Equitable, Ecologically-Aware Forest Service
Mike Garrity | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-27
Over a hundred years ago, Gifford Pinchot stated that national forests were for the home-builder first of all. Although the idea was to implement "sustainable" logging, nonetheless the main function of these federally-owned forests was to provide timber for Euro-American development and expansion. Over a century later, the Forest Service is still stuck in this…
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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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'Turkey, Ukraine should pursue joint tech production'
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-27
"From now on, we should focus on getting quick results in the work we've initiated towards joint project and product development and joint technological research," Mustafa Varank said in a meeting with Oleh Urusky, Ukraine's vice prime minister for strategic industries.This would transform the countries' "strategic cooperation into a more systematic and institutionalized structure," he said in the Turkish capital Ankara.Varank said the countries' close historical, cultural, and geographical ties were strengthened by a strategic partnership announced in 2011.Calling the Ukrainian official's visit a milestone in fo…
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Mauritius provides aid to fishers affected by oil spill
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-27
Mauritius announced on Thursday that it had started distributing food supplies to over 400 fishers whose livelihoods were hit when a Japanese ship ran aground on July 25, causing an oil spill.In a statement, the East African island nation announced that food supplies were distributed "among 400 fishermen from the regions of Riviere des Creoles and Deux Freres, who have been affected by the ecological crisis which resulted from the grounding of the MV Wakashio."The food distribution drive organized by the National Insurance company and the State Insurance Company of Mauritius happened at the Bambous Virieux Social…
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Tanzania bans more Kenyan airlines over coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-27
Tanzanian aviation authorities on Thursday banned three Kenyan airlines from flying into the country in retaliation for Kenya subjecting passengers from Tanzania to a mandatory 14-day COVID-19 quarantine.Tanzania reported 509 COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths in late April, when authorities stopped publishing the pandemic's tally. President John Magufuli has declared victory over the coronavirus pandemic, ordering social and economic activities to resume.Hamza Johari, head of the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority, said in a statement that Air Kenya Express, Fly540, and Safari Link Aviation will not be allowed to enter…
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Putin says alleged mercenaries were lured to Belarus by foreign spy operation
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-27
President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that a group of Russians who were detained in Belarus prior to its Aug. 9 election and accused of being mercenaries had been lured to Belarus by a Ukrainan-U.S. intelligence operation.Belarus had accused the men of seeking to destabilise the country ahead of its election, marking an unusual diplomatic row with close ally Russia. At the time, Russia had said the men were private security workers on their way to a third country."These people, I repeat, were travelling for work to a third country. They were lured there, dragged across the border… It was an operation of Ukr…
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Britain's Lib Dems elect former minister Davey as new leader
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-27
Britain's opposition Liberal Democrats elected Ed Davey as their fourth leader in five years on Thursday, with the former minister pledging to rebuild a party that has been sapped of support and suffered losses at last year's election.The Liberal Democrats, long Britain's third party, relied on its opposition to Brexit at last year's election to try to win over voters, but instead ended up with just 11 seats, with their then leader Jo Swinson losing her place in parliament.But they have been kingmakers in the past, entering the 2010 coalition government with the Conservative Party under former prime minister Davi…
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India's daily virus cases soar over 75,000
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-27
India reported over 75,000 new coronavirus cases and more than 1,000 fatalities on Thursday.At least 75,760 more people tested positive for COVID-19, the country's highest daily figure to date, taking the total past 3.31 million, according to the Health Ministry's latest data.The nationwide death toll increased by 1,023 in the past day and now stands at 60,472.With 718,711 infections, the western state of Maharashtra remains India's worst-hit region.At least 106 members of the state police force tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the Maharashtra police said.A total of 14,295 police personnel hav…
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Jordan to hold elections on Nov. 10 amid COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-27
Jordan is preparing for general elections scheduled for Nov. 10 in line with the guidelines issued by the country's election board due to coronavirus. | Taking into account the health and safety of the public, the Jordanian Election Board took a series of decisions to prevent the spread of the virus across the country. As part of the restrictions, authorities banned election rallies and gatherings of more than 20 people. | Zahir Amr, former secretary general of Jordan's Al-Hayat Party, said that he supports the board's instructions in principle as they play an important role in preventing violations by candidate…
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US' Pompeo pays surprise visit to Oman
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-27
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Oman Thursday for an unannounced stopover."Arrived in Oman and will meet with Omani Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al Said," Pompeo wrote on his Twitter account.Before Oman, Pompeo paid a visit Israel, Sudan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during his Mideast tour."I look forward to discussing efforts to build unity among the Gulf Cooperation Council and build on the momentum to advance regional peace and prosperity," Pompeo added.Although his visit was not announced by the State Department, some media reports revealed that Pompeo is visiting two countries within…
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Wearing of face masks to be broadened further in Paris: French PM
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-27
The compulsory wearing of facemasks outdoors in Paris, to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, is set to be broadened further, said French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Thursday.Castex said the final details on how this would take effect would follow a consultation with the Paris local government and police force.At the moment, the wearing of face masks outdoors is compulsory in much of Paris but is not obligatory in certain parts, such as public parks or some of the less busy streets of the capital.
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EU mulls Belarus sanctions as opposition calls for Merkel's aid
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-27
European Union foreign ministers on Thursday sought sanctions against Belarus to pressure President Alexander Lukashenko to hold new elections as the country's opposition appealed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for help.Eager to support mass protests against Lukashenko's 26-year iron rule, EU ministers are considering travel bans and asset freezes on up to 20 people responsible for a crackdown on demonstrators two weeks after an election they say was rigged."The announcement of sanctions has not led to any change in behaviour in Belarus," German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told reporters, referring to the thr…
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Rediscovering feminist history in Sydney
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-08-27
Feminism Rachel EvansIssue 1278 Australia Feminist Walking Tour Green Left SydneyAugust 27, 2020The inaugural COVID-19 safe Green Left…
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Stop Dan Tehan's efforts to gouge students
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-08-27
Education Leo CrnogorcevicIssue 1278 Australia Higher education cuts university feesAugust 27, 2020Rumours about federal government funding cuts to higher education have been prevalent since…
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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…
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Bus drivers stop work over COVID-19 safety, privatisation
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-08-27
Workers & unions Jim McIlroyIssue 1278 Australia Rail Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) bus privatisation SydneyAugust 27,…
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Free Speech Be Damned: Joshua Krook and the Australian Public Service
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-27
There was very little controversial about it. A featured blog post in the Oxford Political Review, authored in April by Joshua Krook, suggested that COVID-19 had brought a host of benefits for big tech companies. Isolation ushered people towards online platforms. Engagement on such platforms had increased dramatically. Names were not mentioned. Krook's then employer,…
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Pharrell Williams — Entrepreneur
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-27
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Pulls Out of Planned Meeting in Washington with Netanyahu
David Hearst | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, pulled out of a planned visit to Washington DC next week to meet the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he feared that the news had leaked and that his …
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Selected Articles: Towards a Second Covid Lockdown?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-27
If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events, or to experience honesty and transparency in your news coverage, please consider making a donation or becoming a member. Your …
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Catastrophe
Rachel Vorona Cote | thenation.com | 2020-08-27
What We Talk About When We Talk About Catastrophe…
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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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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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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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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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'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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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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Police violence continues unabated three months after the murder of George Floyd
wsws.org | 2020-08-26
The latest incident to produce an eruption of angry protests is the attempted murder of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old African American father of six, shot seven times in the back by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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