Daily Archives: August 28, 2020

2020-08-28: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2020-08-28). U.S. sanctions Russian research institute that developed Covid-19 vaccine. thegrayzone.com The US Commerce Department blacklisted a Russian research institute that helped create the world's first Covid-19 vaccine. Russia won the race to develop the first vaccine against the novel coronavirus. The United States has responded by slapping sanctions on a Russian research facility involved in creating it. The US government has blacklisted several Russian scientific …

Ben Norton (2020-08-28). U.S. imposes sanctions on Russian research institute that developed Covid-19 vaccine. thegrayzone.com The US Commerce Department blacklisted a Russian research institute that helped create the world's first Covid-19 vaccine. Russia won the race to develop the first vaccine against the novel coronavirus. The United States has responded by slapping sanctions on a Russian research facility involved in creating it. The US government has blacklisted several Russian scientific …

WSWS (2020-08-28). Boycott by professional athletes expands in second day of protests against police violence. wsws.org The boycott among professional athletes expanded on Thursday in response to the brutal police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Monica Moorehead (2020-08-28). NBA strike explodes into a sportswide protest against police shooting of Jacob Blake. workers.org Kenosha, Wis., became the epicenter of the anti-racist struggle after a 29-year-old Black man, Jacob Blake, was shot seven times in the back at point-blank range by a white police officer on Aug. 23. Kenosha is 40 miles from Milwaukee, Wisconsin's biggest city. A recorded video showed that the unarmed . . . |

Staff (2020-08-28). Why Jacob Blake's family will have to fight for justice. therealnews.com After his unarmed son was killed by Kenosha police, Michael Bell Sr. has fought for independent investigations of police shootings.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-28). White supremacist who killed two protesters in Kenosha arrested nearly 12 hours later. mronline.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.

Peter Gowan (2020-08-28). Small Towns Don't Need Military Helicopters. counterpunch.org In Kenosha, Wisconsin, police shot Jacob Blake up to seven times in the back in front of his children. When demonstrators protested the shooting, they were greeted by officers in riot gear and, according to one report, at least one military vehicle. The frequent police shootings of unarmed Black Americans — and the crackdowns that

Fight Back (2020-08-28). Protesters clash with police in downtown Minneapolis, mayor summons National Guard. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Three months after the murder of George Floyd, and days after the cowardly shooting of Jacob Blake in the back in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the simmering anger in Minneapolis boiled over last night, Wednesday, August 26, after dozens of people witnessed what they believed was another police murder of a Black man. | In the early evening, word spread across social media that police had shot and killed a Black man on a crowded street here. Members of Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar were on the other side of downtown, at a memorial march for Lionel "Twan" Lewis who had been killed by police year…

Mike Whitney (2020-08-28). Kyle Rittenhouse. Senseless Violence Across America… globalresearch.ca Kyle Rittenhouse didn't go to Kenosha to shoot protestors; he went to protect the property and lives of the people who were threatened by a rampaging mob that had already destroyed large parts of the city. That's why he was …

Robert Penner (2020-08-28). Kenosha police ignore racist double killing, allow shooter to leave scene, arrest protesters instead. liberationnews.org Protests will continue in Kenosha and across the country, and the people of Southeastern Wisconsin will continue to demand justice for those that have been maimed and lost their lives at the hands of police and white supremacist terror.

Michael Payne (2020-08-28). Trump and DeJoy's main objective: To incapacitate the US Postal Service. nationofchange.org What we need now is to see a plethora of other states joining in these lawsuits that are charging Trump and DeJoy with deliberate voter suppression.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-08-28). Normal Has Failed. Be As Weird As You Like. thealtworld.com Consumerism is unsustainable. Competition is unsustainable. Imperialism is unsustainable. | Our species is standing on the brink of an extinction-level event due to ecosystemic collapse or nuclear war, and it is because of the way that we have lived on this planet up until this point. If we keep moving in this direction we will go the way of the dinosaur in the not-too distant future and take most terrestrial life with us. Maybe even all of it. | The imperfect and immature nature of our newly evolved capacity for language and abstract thought, combined with our social nature as primates, has caused our species to…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-08-28). China's Project to Create A "Digital Yuan" globalresearch.ca The topic of cryptocurrencies has gained prominence among specialists in international trade in recent months. With the global economic crisis generated by the new coronavirus pandemic, this need has become even more evident. The world powers enter a new race, …

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2020-08-28). Massive Ansar Allah Operation in Central Yemen Reveals Alliance Between al-Qaeda and Islamic State. mintpressnews.com A recent operation carried out in Yemen's al-Badya province by Ansar Allah revealed an active alliance between al-Qaeda and IS forces who, documents reveal, were hoping to recreate a Mosul or Raqqa-like scenario in central Yemen.

Alan Macleod (2020-08-28). Decades Later, America's Meddling in Colombia is Still Costing Lives. mintpressnews.com From the drug war to Plan Colombia to support for right-wing paramilitary groups, decades of US interference in Colombia has caused so much instability that to this day, the country is still reeling from it.

Ali Abunimah (2020-08-28). Sadistic Facebook shuts down Gaza health ministry page. zcomm.org Things are difficult enough for Palestinians in Gaza. Facebook must stop contributing to their misery by censoring vital health information.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-28). Waiting for the Old Bailey: Julian Assange and Britain's Judicial Establishment. globalresearch.ca On September 7, Julian Assange will be facing another round of gruelling extradition proceedings, in the Old Bailey, part of a process that has become a form of gradual state-sanctioned torture. The US Department of Justice hungers for their man. …

Staff (2020-08-28). ACLU Demands Resignation of Top Cops in Kenosha for Racism & Brutal Response to Jacob Blake Protests. democracynow.org The ACLU of Wisconsin is calling for top Kenosha law enforcement officials to resign in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, who was left paralyzed below the waist after a white officer shot him in the back seven times. The shooting has sparked mass protests in Kenosha and around the U.S., bringing renewed attention to racism and violence in the Kenosha police force. A damning video of Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth has surfaced from a 2018 news conference, when he described Black people accused of shoplifting and crashing a stolen car as "garbage people that fill our communities that are a cancer t…

Staff (2020-08-28). Jacob Blake Shooting Shines New Light on Death of Michael Bell, Killed by Kenosha Cops in 2004. democracynow.org In light of the police shooting of unarmed African American father Jacob Blake, we look at the past misconduct of the Kenosha police department. In 2004, Kenosha police killed white 21-year-old Michael Bell in front of his mother and sister. The Kenosha Police Department conducted its own review of the incident, and within two days completely exonerated the officers. Bell's father, Michael Bell Sr., commissioned an independent inquiry that found the police account of the incident to be forensically impossible. "It was really hard for me to believe that a uniformed person would do that," says Michael Bell Sr., who…

Staff (2020-08-28). Historian Rick Perlstein on the RNC & Trump's Dangerous Propaganda Driving People to Violence. democracynow.org President Donald Trump formally accepted the Republican Party's nomination on Thursday before a crowd of about 1,500 on the South Lawn of the White House. In defiance of social distancing guidelines, attendees sat shoulder-to-shoulder with few people wearing masks. Trump spoke as the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus neared 180,000 — by far the highest total in the world — and repeatedly defended his administration's handling of the pandemic. Trump warned of chaos and violence if Joe Biden becomes president, but made no reference to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, or the k…

Staff (2020-08-28). Hurricane Laura Devastates Gulf Coast, Laying Bare Climate Crisis, Environmental Racism. democracynow.org Hurricane Laura has slammed ashore as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm, bringing sustained winds of 150 miles per hour to the Gulf Coast. The strongest storm to hit Louisiana in over a century, Laura made landfall near the border of Louisiana and Texas. At least six people have been killed. Residents near Lake Charles were told to stay indoors with windows and doors shut when a chemical fire broke out at a Biolab plant. Hilton Kelley, the executive director of the Community In Power and Development Association, says local communities are dealing with multiple crises amid the devastation of the hurricane. "

_____ (2020-08-28). The Victims Of The Kenosha Protest Shooting. popularresistance.org Above photo: People gather to protest Wednesday, Aug. 256 2020 in Kenosha. Anger over the Sunday shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police spilled into the streets for a fourth night. AP Photo/Morry Gash. Two men killed at a protest for Jacob Blake were a father and a skater who tried to disarm …

RT (2020-08-28). FBI running WEEKLY struggle sessions on 'intersectionality' in the name of diversity and anti-racism — report. rt.com Christopher Rufo, the researcher who uncovered controversial identity politics courses being taught at numerous US government agencies, is now warning they have now reached the FBI, where they could be politically weaponized. | On Friday, Rufo shared screenshots of materials from the FBI Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which began holding weekly "intersectionality" workshops this month. | The language and ideology they contain, he says, represent critical race theory, which Rufo calls a "toxic, pseudoscientific, and racist ideology that is taking over our public institutions — and will be weaponized ag…

RT (2020-08-28). Amazon delivers prime privacy intrusion with body-scanning fitness tracker that detects EMOTIONS in voice. rt.com Amazon's new fitness tracker 'Halo' takes technological intrusion to new levels, scanning the user's body and tracking the emotions in their voice. Even mainstream media coverage says the tech's privacy implications are troubling. | Like most fitness trackers, the retail behemoth's new wearable Halo monitors cardio activity, motion and sleep. Unlike most trackers, it also records body fat and voice tone — in ways that some users might find uncomfortably intrusive. | Not only can the device track your current body fat percentage (with the help of machine learning, no less!) by working with your smartphone'

sputniknews (2020-08-28). Kenosha Expects Another Day of Protest Over Police Shooting of Jacob Blake – Video. sputniknews.com The Wisconsin city of Kenosha saw violent protests after a video emerged online showing a white police officer shooting a black man named Jacob Blake seven times in the back. Though surviving the shooting, Blake is now said be paralyzed from the waist down.

The Canary (2020-08-28). March on Washington commemorations expected to be attended by thousands. thecanary.co Civil rights advocates in the US will highlight police and vigilante violence against Black people at a commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.Thousands are expected at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic I Have A Dream address about racial equality.They are gathering after another shooting by a white police officer of a Black man — this time 29-year-old Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on 23 August — sparking days of protests and violence that left two dead."We've got to create a different consciousness and a different clim…

The Canary (2020-08-28). Suspect charged over fatal shootings amid US protests against racism and police brutality. thecanary.co A 17-year-old has been charged over the fatal shooting of two people and the wounding of a third amid protests against a police attack which left a Black man with severe spinal injuries.Demonstrations began in Kenosha, Wisconsin and were taken up by major sport leagues and prominent athletes across the US after Jacob Blake was shot in the back.Kyle Rittenhouse allegedly went to Kenosha from nearby Antioch, Illinois and went on a shooting rampage. He faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and two coun…

Staff (2020-08-28). Mail-In Voting's Difficulties Extend Beyond DeJoy's Gutting of USPS. truthout.org While much of the recent attention on mail-in voting has focused on the U.S. Postal Service or on

George Ochenski (2020-08-28). Some Dare Call It Treason. zcomm.org "The attempted dismantling of our United States Postal Service is beyond political malpractice. It is treasonous."

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-28). Reporters Without Borders petition against Assange's extradition, raise concern over his health. peoplesdispatch.org Reporters Without Borders has called on the British government to respect press freedom and human rights in Assange's trial and not comply with the US extradition request…

Staff (2020-08-28). Headlines for August 28, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Assails Biden's "Socialist Agenda" in RNC Acceptance Speech Riddled With Lies, CDC Projects Official U.S. Death Toll Will Top 200,000 in September, Two Navajo Sisters Who Worked as Frontline Health Workers Die of COVID-19, Alabama Professors Ordered Not to Warn Students of Exposure to Infected Classmates, Hurricane Laura Leaves Path of Devastation in Louisiana, Triggers Chemical Plant Fire, Hurricane Topples Confederate Monument that Lake Charles Officials Refused to Remove, Jacob Blake, Left Paralyzed by Officer's Bullets, Reportedly Handcuffed to Hospital Bed, Teenage Militia Member Charged Over Shooting…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-28). Occupation accentuates COVID-19's impact in Gaza. peoplesdispatch.org The COVID-19 lockdown, which has been in place in Gaza since Monday, was extended for three more days on August 26. Gaza has also suffered continuous attacks by Israel in the past month…

_____ (2020-08-28). Better To Launch Balloons Than Die In Silence. popularresistance.org In recent weeks, the tension between Palestinians in Gaza and Israel's forces of occupation has increased. Israel has used the launching of incendiary balloons by Palestinian youths as a pretext to bomb Gaza once again. | The release of the balloons is a gesture of protest against how the Israeli occupation has procrastinated in abiding by its previous agreements with the Palestinian resistance. Under those agreements, Israel had committed to easing the siege on Gaza. | This procrastination has caused the continued deterioration of Gaza's health and public services and its economy.

Jacqueline Skalski-Fouts (2020-08-28). Planting Trees Can Reduce Poverty and Slow Climate Change. globalresearch.ca Humanitarian crises have recently been declared in

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-08-28). Roaming Charges: Great Balls of Ire at the RNC. counterpunch.org Day One + The Republican convention began, as all conventions should from now on, by deplatforming its platform. The stale ideologies of the pre-Trump party were replaced over the course of four days by a parade of the ridiculous and the repugnant, gun-slingers and fetus-worshippers, conspiracies and histrionics, white grievance, fake piety and unabashed money-grubbing.

Lee Camp (2020-08-28). We Gawk at Nonsense Political Theater While the Real Enemies Go Unnoticed. counterpunch.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

Matt Sedlar (2020-08-28). Brief Interview with Mark Weisbrot on the US Election, the Trump Presidency, and the Impact of Protests. cepr.net The Instituto para Reforma das Relaàßàµes entre Estado e Empresa (IREE), based in Brazil, interviewed CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot about the upcoming US elections. The Portuguese version is on the IREE's website here. IREE: The protests in the United States motivated by the death of George Floyd arrived in Washington with the demonstrations calling for …

Ron Jacobs (2020-08-28). Life in the Ultra Resistance: A Tale of the Catholic Left. counterpunch.org Like many other adolescents of my generation, I attended many protests against the US war in Vietnam. Like many antiwar protesters, I was inspired by many different writers, philosophies and other protesters. Among those inspirations—amidst the youthful rebels in SDS and the Yippies, the writings of Karl Marx and Jean Paul Sartre, and the militant

news.un (2020-08-28). UN rights chief urges DR Congo to protect Nobel laureate Mukwege amid death threats. news.un.org UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has condemned death threats made against Congolese Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege and called for his protection.

Fight Back (2020-08-28). MIRAC demands Minnesota divest from border militarization corporation Elbit Systems. fightbacknews.org Saint Paul, MN – At the State Board of Investments (SBI) meeting on August 26, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) member Mari Mansfield spoke out, demanding that Minnesota divest its funds from the border militarization corporation Elbit Systems. | This was part of an ongoing campaign to press the State Board of Investments on this issue. Activists from MIRAC, the Anti-War Committee and other organizations have spoken at several previous SBI meetings, have presented thousands of petitions, and have protested in front of Governor Walz's mansion to demand divestment from Elbit System because of the…

Staff (2020-08-28). Former DHS Official Claims Trump "Wanted to Maim" Migrants at US-Mexico Border. truthout.org Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief of Staff Miles Taylor claimed in a podcast earlier this week that President Donald Trump told administration officials he wanted to "maim" and "shoot" migrants at the southern border. | Taylor, who served as chief of staff to former DHS Kirstjen Nielsen before departing the agency with her in April 2019, made the remarks Monday on an episode of "The New Abnormal" podcast from The Daily Beast. | Taylor said he could not get through a meeting w…

Tom Arie Donch (2020-08-28). Immigrant Children in the US Are Still In Cages. thenation.com Immigrant Children in the US Are Still In Cages…

Deirdre Griswold (2020-08-28). Bannon's arrest exposes fraud at the top. workers.org Stephen K. Bannon may be in big trouble. Or maybe not. Pals of the very rich rarely pay for their crimes. It is generally the poor who are held in jail — which can be a death sentence in this COVID-19 pandemic. Advertising for money for the "privately-funded" We Build . . . |

Aya Salem, Jay August and Grace Woods (2020-08-28). Families and teachers unite to fight NYC school reopening. liberationnews.org This is just a glance into the intense, disciplined, and mass-based organizing being led by educators in NYC.

Muhammed Shabeer (2020-08-28). How a communist youth organization in Kerala raised USD 1.4 million for COVID-19 relief. peoplesdispatch.org Cadre of the Democratic Youth Federation of India in the State of Kerala raised USD 1.4 million by running a recycling campaign where they collected scrap from across the State and sold in to recyclers…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-08-28). Under capitalism Black lives are adrift and vulnerable. peoplesworld.org It's true. Too often, in too many circumstances, for too long, the lives of Black people in the United States don't matter. Black people fill prisons; their children fill terrible schools; too many are poverty-stricken. But at issue here are the killings and the people left to die. Post-Civil War arrangements by which the victorious …

Thomas Hart (2020-08-28). Grocery worker sees fascist thinking at root of anti-mask campaign. peoplesworld.org SAN FERNANDO, Calif.—I trundle back inside the store, soaked in sweat and struggling to breath against a thick cloth mask. I could already see the rest of the day ahead of me: I'd spend the next ten minutes cooling off in our dairy box, chugging down some ice-cold water, then it's back to work with …

Jill Richardson (2020-08-28). Where Trump is Getting His Lines. counterpunch.org Rory McVeigh wrote The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan, a study of the KKK in the 1920s, in 2009 — long before Donal Trump became president. But it could almost be about Trump today. In the 1920s, white, male, U.S.-born Protestants worried they were losing status, economic clout, and political power. Catholic and Jewish

Michael Berkowitz (2020-08-28). 'Building the American Dream': A Texas wage-theft and heat-stroke nightmare. peoplesworld.org Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called his state's recent building boom "The Texas Miracle." But the workers who have actually done the building often find themselves engaged in a nightmare! Texas has lured and nurtured companies with its low taxes and negligible regulation. Cheap labor is lured from across the border and from other states. …

Thomas Knapp (2020-08-28). Nick Sandmann: GOP's Poster Child for Fake Victimhood. counterpunch.org A common complaint among Republicans is that their opponents are mainly in the business of manufacturing victims and turning those victims into Democratic voters. That complaint is true as far as it goes. Yes, Democratic politicians work overtime to get out the vote for their party by portraying society at large as having wronged members

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-28). Rights groups, opposition parties in the UK oppose bill claiming it provides amnesty to war crimes. peoplesdispatch.org The controversial Overseas Operations Bill will provide partial amnesty to soldiers if the case is filed after five years from the date of the crime or if the investigation is not completed within five years…

Vijay Prashad (2020-08-28). Only the struggle of the people will free the country. mronline.org On 18 August, soldiers from the Kati barracks outside Bamako (Mali) left their posts, arrested president Ibrahim Boubacar Kà´ita (IBK) and prime minister Boubou Cissé, and set up the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP).

CounterSpin (2020-08-28). Phyllis Bennis on Foreign Policy Visions. fair.org Media…

Tim Libretti (2020-08-28). Tom Cotton is wrong; we don't have to suffer for capitalism. peoplesworld.org Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton recently proposed legislation that would deny federal funding to schools that in any way used The New York Times' controversial 1619 project in its curriculum. The series explores the history of the United States through the lens of slavery, premised on the fact that accounts of slavery have not been …

Ted Kelly (2020-08-28). Philly rally demands unemployment pay. workers.org Dozens of unemployed workers and their supporters held a rally in Philadelphia Aug. 20 to demand extension of the federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, which expired July 31. The protest was called by the Philadelphia Unemployment Project and was organized by members of UNITE HERE, Philadelphia Musicians Union Local 77, International . . . |

Dean Baker (2020-08-28). The Comeback of Manufacturing Jobs: MAGA Land and the Real World. counterpunch.org We know that Donald Trump has no interest in reality, but just in case anyone might be tempted to take his boasts about bringing back manufacturing jobs seriously, it is worth a quick visit to the actual numbers. In 2016 Trump focused his campaign on a series of Midwestern swing states that had been hard

Eve Ottenberg (2020-08-28). The COVID Heroism of Cuban Doctors. counterpunch.org With Covid-19 roaring through the U.S., now is a good time to discuss Cuban health care. It's about as different from the American variety as possible. It is not for profit. It is socialized. It does not first resort to expensive medical technology. Its doctors live among the people, like in Haiti after the earthquake,

Erik Molvar (2020-08-28). William Perry Pendley Must Go. counterpunch.org William Perry Pendley's nomination to lead the Bureau of Land Management has been withdrawn and while President Trump offered no explanation for withdrawing Pendley's nomination, it seems he didn't have the votes necessary for Senate confirmation. The Senate Democrats were united against him and a few GOP Senators found themselves in an election year hot

Gene Glickman (2020-08-28). The Short Life and Long Afterlife of Fred Hampton. counterpunch.org The events described here happened during my lifetime, but to many, they're "history." Fred's life, and the principles he lived by, still have much to teach us today. Life Fred Hampton (1948-1969), leader of Chicago's Black Panther Party (BPP), was one of the most brilliant and creative people the USA has produced. And that's why

Eds. (2020-08-28). 'What stage of capitalism is this?' Hedge fund $3 billion richer thanks to wager on wildfire insurance claims. mronline.org With over 100,000 people displaced by wildfires raging across California, Baupost Group collected more than $3 billion in July after betting on insurance claims against embattled utility company PG&E.

Louis Proyect (2020-08-28). Class Reductionism and Environmental Racism. counterpunch.org On August 14th, the N.Y. Times reported on the clash between Adolph Reed Jr. and the Afrosocialists and Socialists of Color Caucus in DSA. The caucus advocates stepped up support for BLM protests while Reed views them as tools of corporate America. Naturally, when the event organizers scheduled a Zoom lecture for Reed, the caucus

Brian Cloughley (2020-08-28). Washington Schemes to Heat Up the Arctic. counterpunch.org One of the more bizarre indications that Trump Washington is interested in the Arctic was made a year ago when he said he would like to buy Greenland, a vast territory that is administered by Denmark. It is about the same size as Saudi Arabia, and slightly smaller than India — a big country in which there is

Joseph Natoli (2020-08-28). Clear Markers and Dark Delusions. counterpunch.org "If anyone but me takes over… there will be a Market Crash the likes of which has not been seen before!" — Trump tweet You could say that this tweet is President Trump's prediction or prophecy with some rational basis to it but the refrain "which has not been seen before" is one that the

Julie Varughese (2020-08-28). "Kamala Auntie": On the Vulgarity of Bourgeois Identity Politics in 2020. dissidentvoice.org Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris for his running mate kicked off a flurry of think pieces in the media. Some of these opinions have attacked the anti-Black and casteist attitudes still prevalent among South Asians in the subcontinent and in the global diaspora. The former prosecutor and attorney general-turned-2020 Democratic vice-presidential nominee has been propped …

Morning Star (2020-08-28). Second Trump term would mean disaster for U.S. and the whole world. peoplesworld.org Socialists around the world are recognizing the danger posed by the re-election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency. Despite reservations about Democratic nominee Joe Biden, the fascist turn of the Trump administration is prompting a recognition that Trump must be defeated at all costs. On this topic, People's World presents the following guest editorial …

A Guest Author (2020-08-28). On socialist Vietnam's response to COVID-19. workers.org By Dr. Ngo Thanh Nhan and Merle Ratner This slightly edited co-written article was presented as a talk by Dr. Ngo Thanh Nhan on Aug. 20 to a Workers World Party webinar on "COVID can be defeated: Cuba, China, Venezuela & Vietnam lead the way." The presentation began with a . . . |

RT (2020-08-28). Airlines forced to ground eight 787 Dreamliners after Boeing discovers 'manufacturing issue'. rt.com A total of eight recently-manufactured 787 Dreamliners have been yanked from the skies after Boeing said the batch of aircraft left the assembly line with potentially dangerous flaws. | Boeing informed United Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Air Canada that aircraft they were operating suffered from a manufacturing issue that affected the strength of the jet's carbon fiber composite structure. The American firm confirmed the issue to aviation outlet the Air Current, stating that the current condition of the planes "does not meet our design standards." | So far, eight Dreamliners operated by United Airlines, Si…

RT (2020-08-28). Republican Senator Rand Paul gets swarmed & harassed by mob of 'over 100' after Trump's RNC speech. rt.com An enraged crowd "attacked" Kentucky Senator Rand Paul in the vicinity of the White House, with some hot-headed mobsters going as far as to violently push officers escorting the prominent lawmaker. | Footage of the assault quickly spread on social media on August 28, showing Senator Paul and his wife slowly making their way through a street in the US capital after the final night of the Republican National Convention. | People are seen swarming the senator, with police forming a protective ring around him. | Things started to get more contentious when an officer appears to have been shoved into Paul, nearly k…

RT (2020-08-28). 'Violence & destruction do not save black lives, they destroy them': Widow of David Dorn, cop killed by looters, says at RNC. rt.com Ann Dorn, the widow of retired police officer David Dorn, shot to death in St. Louis amid violent protests, has urged the nation to "remember that every life is precious" while denouncing riots that cost her husband his life. | Dorn's widow — who like her late husband is a former St. Louis police officer — became one of the highlights of the fourth and final day of the Republican National Convention, which culminated with US President Donald Trump accepting his party's nomination on Thursday night. | She spoke at length about the ordeal she went through on the night of June 2 when Dorn, who was tryin…

RT (2020-08-28). WATCH BLM activists BEHEAD Trump effigy & pretend to shoot up 'cops' in noisy RNC protest outside White House. rt.com Demonstrators have gathered near the White House to protest the Republican National Convention, trying to drown out the event with loud music and chants while decapitating President Donald Trump's effigy with a mock guillotine. | Protesters blared music, shouted slogans and beat drums in the nation's capital on Thursday, many gathered not far from the White House, where Trump gave his acceptance speech to a live audience of more than 1,000 on the final night of the RNC. | #dcprotest pic.twitter.com/GM92w7yIX9— Matt Brown (@mrbrownsir) RT (2020-08-28). Award-winning investigative journalist ridiculed on Twitter after calling out Ivanka Trump for 'LEGOGATE' fib. rt.com With 'Russiagate' done and dusted, and the 'Ukrainegate' impeachment a flop, some intrepid journalists have scraped the bottom of the barrel and come up with a new Trump family scandal: 'Legogate.' | Speaking to the Republican National Convention on Thursday, the US president's daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, shared a personal anecdote about moving to Washington DC with her family. "My son Joseph promptly built Grandpa a Lego replica of the White House. The president still displays it on the mantel in the Oval Office and shows it to world leaders, just so they know he has the greatest grandchildren on Eart…

RT (2020-08-28). White House defends military presence in South China Sea, accusing 'aggressive' Beijing of overestimating its borders. rt.com Donald Trump's national security advisor has tried to justify Washington's air and sea operations in the South China Sea by saying the US has the "freedom" to do so, and dismissing all of Beijing's objections. | "The US always reserves its right to have freedom of navigation and freedom of aviation," Robert O'Brien

RT (2020-08-28). Beijing warns of possible 'military accidents' after US carries out 'provocative' operation in South China Sea. rt.com Beijing has cautioned against further US naval operations in the South China Sea, claiming that recent activities by the American side create conditions for an unintentional military confrontation. | A spokesman for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) said on Friday that a US warship entered Chinese territorial waters without permission. | | "We urge the US to stop such provocative behavior and restrict its maritime actions to avoid possible military accidents," Senior Colonel Li Hu…

The Canary (2020-08-28). Monsoon rain wreaks further havoc in Pakistan, killing at least 20 more people. thecanary.co Heavy rain has hit Pakistan's financial capital Karachi for a fifth straight night, bringing further flooding and killing at least 20 more people, officials said, as rescuers evacuated people from flooded neighbourhoods.About 30in of rain has fallen on the city since 23 August when monsoon rain began lashing the city, forcing authorities to use boats to evacuate people trapped in flooded streets.Downed power lines caused widespread electrical outages, adding misery to the lives of many of the city's 15 million residents.A family wades through a flooded area (Fareed Khan/AP)Some workers stayed at their offices and…

The Canary (2020-08-28). Louisiana left devastated as Laura's remnants move eastwards. thecanary.co The remnants of Hurricane Laura have unleashed heavy rain and twisters hundreds of miles inland. Flooding and more tornadoes are possible as the leftovers of the Category 4 hurricane move eastwards through Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.Laura weakened to a tropical depression late on 27 August, but could become a tropical storm again when it moves off the mid-Atlantic coast on 29 August.Damage in Cameron, Louisiana caused by Laura (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool)More than 750,000 homes and businesses were without power in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas in the storm's wake, according to poweroutage.us, whi…

The Canary (2020-08-28). Six men due in court accused of people-smuggling over container deaths. thecanary.co Six men are due to appear at the Old Bailey accused of being part of a people-smuggling ring linked to the deaths of 39 people in the back of a container. The bodies of the Vietnamese nationals were discovered on an industrial estate in Grays, Essex, shortly after the container arrived in Purfleet on a ferry in the early hours of 23 October last year. Among the men, women and children were 10 teenagers, two of them 15-year-old boys.39 counts of manslaughter: An inquest heard that their medical cause of death was asphyxia and hyperthermia — a lack of oxygen and overheating — in an enclosed space.E…

The Canary (2020-08-28). Workers should not be intimidated back into the office, Nicola Sturgeon says. thecanary.co Nicola Sturgeon has said she will not "countenance" people being intimidated into going back to work in offices.Speaking at the daily coronavirus briefing, the first minister said reopening offices too soon would risk the virus spreading and compromise the ability to keep schools open."I will not countenance in Scotland any kind of narrative around this that is seeking to almost intimidate people back to work before, as a country, we have taken a decision that that is safe," she said. | 📺 Watch live: First Minister

Global Research News (2020-08-28). Selected Articles: The Imposition of Compulsory Vaccination with a Biometric Health Passport? globalresearch.ca By [The government's anti-COVID19 measures] are grotesque, absurd and very dangerous […] The consequences on medical care are profound. Already services to patients in need are reduced, operations cancelled, …

Norman Solomon (2020-08-28). Time to defeat Trump — without make-believe about Biden. nationofchange.org "With another Trump presidency, the left would have few options and could face new levels of government repression."

Norman Solomon (2020-08-28). Twin Imperatives: Defeat President Trump This Fall, Challenge President Biden from Day One. indybay.org The Republican Party today is the party of white supremacy…

Mark Green, Ralph Nader (2020-08-28). The F-Word: No Other Way to Describe Trump's Fascism 2.0. thenation.com The F-Word: No Other Way to Describe Trump's Fascism 2.0…

Reese Erlich (2020-08-28). Foreign Correspondent: Biden's Troubling Foreign Policy. progressive.org An important behind-the-scenes battle is being fought over the Democratic nominee's conservative positions.

WSWS (2020-08-28). Trump runs for Fàºhrer. wsws.org Trump delivered a fascistic tirade from the White House lawn Thursday night, painting his reelection as the last bastion against "agitators" and "socialists."

South Front (2020-08-28). Video: US-Russia "Road War" in Northeastern Syria. globalresearch.ca Four US service members were slightly injured during a standoff with the Russian Military Police near the border-town of Al-Malikiyah in the Syrian province of al-Hasakah. According to reports, the US troops received "mild injures" after their MaxxPro MRAP vehicle …

Stephen Lendman (2020-08-28). Mandating Mass Compulsory Covid Vaccine Violates the Nuremberg Code? Hazardous Health Toxins. globalresearch.ca If ordered by federal, state, or local authorities, businesses or other entities in the US or elsewhere, mandating mass-vaxxing against COVID-19 will violate the Nuremberg Code. | All vaccines contain hazardous to human health toxins and are unsafe to use — …

Vijay Prashad (2020-08-28). Why US political scientists are arguing that Evo Morales should be the President of Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org A recent study released by US based researchers disproves allegations made by the Organization of American States that electoral fraud was committed by Evo Morales' party in the 2019 Bolivian elections…

Comitato No Nato No Guerra (2020-08-28). Apelo Aos Dirigentes Dos Nove Estados Detentores De Armas Nucleares (China, Franàßa, Ândia, Israel, Coreia do Norte, Paquistà£o, Rússia, Reino Unido e Estados Unidos da América). globalresearch.ca Nós, pessoas de boa vontade, de todas as etnias e de todas as classes socioeconómicas, a viver em todos os continentes e a professar credos e religiàµes distintas, dirigimos a vossa atenàßà£o para a ameaàßa de uma guerra nuclear total …

Marlee Kokotovic (2020-08-28). Senate Dems share new climate report disappointing green groups and climate activists. nationofchange.org "The report fails to address the vital need to end the extraction, processing, and burning of fossil fuels, and instead sees a future for fossil fuels tied to the false promise of carbon capture."

OffGuardian (2020-08-28). 12 Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic. globalresearch.ca First crossposted in March. | Below is our list of twelve medical experts whose opinions on the Coronavirus outbreak contradict the official narratives of the MSM, and the memes so prevalent on social media. | *** |

James Corbett (2020-08-28). Video: Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus Statistics. globalresearch.ca This report was first released on April 17. It provides a detailed understanding of the lies and fabrications pertaining to COVID-19 | *** | The numbers are in on the great Covid-19 pandemic . . . but unfortunately those numbers are unreliable. …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-28). Catholics Against Nukes: Archbishop Wester's Hiroshima Vigil. counterpunch.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 San Fe, in speaking at the online Hiroshima

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2020-08-28). "Made in Bangladesh". Women Workers in Dhaka Factories Fight For Their Rights. A Union Story. globalresearch.ca If you're gathering evidence of the victimization of Muslim women, this is not your film. Yes, Made in Bangladesh highlights exploitation in a country, most of whose citizens are Muslim. But this film's focus is women workers: people working to …

Sandipan Talukdar (2020-08-28). COVID-19: deceased patients' autopsies show remarkable immune failure. peoplesdispatch.org Recent studies have found that the deceased patients lack germinal centers in the spleen and lymph nodes. Germinal centers are where mature B cells can proliferate, and undergo mutations so that become long-standing fighters against a pathogen…

news.un (2020-08-28). UNICEF: Time is of the essence, as water shortages compound desperate situation in Beirut. news.un.org Risk of water-borne diseases is rising in Beirut, in the aftermath of the devastating explosion in early August, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned, calling for urgent action to ensure families and responders have access to safe water and sanitation.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-28). Communists allege discrimination in official commemoration of Slovak resistance. peoplesdispatch.org Slovak National Uprising Museum authorities have denied permission to the KSS, saying the 76th anniversary of the uprising will be held as an apolitical event. This is despite ruling party representatives being invited…

Howard Bryant (2020-08-28). The reality of Black pain is breaking American sports' status quo. zcomm.org Unlike 2014 and the years that followed, the players have sent a message: For a public that expects performance while being indifferent or hostile to the bodies that live inside the jerseys, they will be seen in full dimension, or, sometimes, not at all…

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-08-28). Why the pandemic crisis marks a dead-end for capitalism. peoplesdispatch.org There is a commonly-held view that the current crisis in capitalism, which has resulted in a massive output contraction and increase in unemployment, is because of the pandemic; and that once the pandemic gets over, things will go back to "normal". | This view is entirely erroneous for two reasons. The first, which has been often discussed in this column, has to do with the fact that even before the pandemic, the world economy was slowing down. In fact, since the financial crisis of 2008 following the collapse of the housing bubble, the real economy of the world had never fully recovered. | Small recoveries were…

Badri Raina (2020-08-28). Kashmir Mainstream Parties Remain Principled in Their Allegiance To the Republic. zcomm.org Though the Centre has attempted to equate them with the separatists, the region's mainstream political leaders remain committed to the honourable politics of regaining lost constitutional guarantees…

news.un (2020-08-28). Myanmar: Upcoming elections an opportunity to take a new inclusive democratic path. news.un.org The Government of Myanmar should embrace upcoming national elections, scheduled for November, as an opportunity to take a new and fully inclusive democratic path, and to address the root of causes of abuses suffered by ethnic minorities, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) has urged.

Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research (2020-08-28). Our enemy is imperialism, not abstract art: Fidel Castro. peoplesdispatch.org Today, the threat of imperialism looms with increased might and is putting the future of life and the planet at risk. It has diverse manifestations from military aggression, to the pillaging of territories near and far by transnational companies for natural resources, the militarization of the planet and stockpiling of incomprehensibly dangerous weapons, a global economic order characterized by extreme inequality, and the subjugation of nation-states to international financial and trade institutions dominated by imperialist powers. While we are not always conscious of it, many aspects of our daily lives are shape…

Maeve Higgins (2020-08-28). Maeve in America: Taking it to the Streets. progressive.org A huge number of people have taken to the streets on foot, by bike, in strollers and wheelchairs, and even on roller skates these past few months, but we are nowhere close to the majority.

Carla Stea (2020-08-28). "Modern Attilla the Hun" Ravages Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iran… China and Russia Block The Momentum, Are They the Next Targets? globalresearch.ca In 1991-1992, just prior to, and following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US gloated over its global supremacy which, of course guaranteed its unfettered dominance of United Nations agencies, the most powerful of which is the UN Security …

Anita McKone (2020-08-28). Questioning COVID19: Why I Will Never Trust the Medical Establishment About Respiratory Disease. A Case History. globalresearch.ca If you are interested in finding out the truth about the Covid19 scare, you can look for information in many areas. Understanding the corporate (profit-driven) and petrochemical-based history of the medical establishment helps. Being aware of the lack of scientific …

Various Contributors (2020-08-28). We cannot be silent in the face of Trump's dangerous lies. zcomm.org Rev. Barber, clergy of various faiths called out the lies of the Trump administration on issues including the economy, voting, health care and race during a news conference in Charlotte on Thursday, the last day of the Republican National Convention…

Michael Jansen (2020-08-28). Netanyanu the "Crime Minister", Once Again, Battling for His Political Life, … Immunity from Arrest? globalresearch.ca Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyanu is, once again, battling for his political life and personal freedom. Thousands of protesters calling for him to resign have continued to mount protests outside his official residence in Jerusalem. They demand he step down …

John C. A. Manley (2020-08-28). Toronto Children's Hospital Recommends Back to School without Masks or Social Distancing. Detailed Report. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on July 21, 2020 | Toronto's

WSWS (2020-08-28). Fed resets monetary policy framework to meet Wall Street's demands. wsws.org The effect of the changes is to assure the financial oligarchy that the ultra-low interest rate regime, so essential to its wealth accumulation, will continue indefinitely.

Robert Fantina (2020-08-28). Will Trump Pardon Edward Snowden? globalresearch.ca The name 'Edward Snowden' represents different things to different people. For those interested in government transparency and the rule of law, he is a hero, a man who initially tried to go through the 'proper' channels to publicize …

Kristen Lee (2020-08-28). 100 Years and Counting: The Fight for Women's Suffrage Continues. aclu.org One hundred years ago this month, the

Ed Rampell (2020-08-28). What Is Happening in Trump's Brain? progressive.org A new documentary diagnoses and analyzes the President as he goes postal.

Serge Halimi (2020-08-28). Restoration in Washington? counterpunch.org In 2008, when Barack Obama chose veteran centrist Joe Biden as his vice-presidential running mate, it seemed a prudent choice: Democrats had already expressed their desire for change by choosing a progressive African American who opposed the Iraq war to succeed George W Bush. In November, it's Biden's turn to run for the top job.

Dmitriy Kovalevich (2020-08-28). Belarus Crisis Through the Lens of Ukraine. globalresearch.ca On August 9, presidential elections were held in Ukraine's neighbor, Belarus. Economically, they are mutually dependent on each other, and Russia is too, but currently it seems as if trade, like flights, could soon be put on hold. Meanwhile, far …

Pepe Escobar (2020-08-28). Definitive Eurasian Alliance Is Closer than You Think. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on Asia Times. | We have seen how China is meticulously What you are about to read next comes from a …

news.un (2020-08-28). India urged to lead global push for clean energy, climate action. news.un.org India has a crucial role to play in promoting clean energy and climate action as the world looks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday.

Comitato No Nato No Guerra (2020-08-28). Appeal to the Leaders of the Nine Nuclear Weapon States. globalresearch.ca Initiative of the No War No NATO Campaign: | We, the people of good will, of all walks of life, living on all continents and professing different creeds and religions, direct your attention to the threat of an all-out nuclear war …

Dr. T. P. Wilkinson (2020-08-28). Confess to COVID: Just Short of Witch Burning. There Was a Covid "Vaccine" Before the Pathogen… globalresearch.ca Despite the lamentations and orders from Geneva or the local capitals of Capital, I refuse to believe that COVID-19 or the putative pathogens are a principal challenge to humanity— except for those using these viruses for policing and/ or culling …

Erik Gunn (2020-08-28). Why Is Jacob Blake Handcuffed to His Bed? progressive.org Groups call for resignations as paralyzed Black man is still seen as a threat.

news.un (2020-08-28). New guidelines aim to dismantle barriers blocking people with disabilities from access to justice. news.un.org The first-ever guidelines on access to justice for people with disabilities are an "indispensable contribution" towards ensuring justice for all, UN human rights experts said on Friday.

Alex Kimani (2020-08-28). 3 Oil Majors that Bet Big on Renewables. globalresearch.ca Big Oil has frequently been chided for merely trying to burnish its green credentials, and so far, it has done little to convince us that it is truly moving forward to greenness. Despite the much-vaunted megatrend involving the global electrification …

news.un (2020-08-28). Hurricane Laura: Most dangerous hurricane to hit the US this season. news.un.org Hurricane Laura is by far the most intense and dangerous hurricane to hit the United States this season, the UN weather agency said on Friday, the day after it made landfall on the US Gulf Coast.

Chuck Collins (2020-08-28). It Is Time for a One-Time Pandemic Wealth Tax on Billionaires' Windfall Gains. zcomm.org The 500 or so U.S. billionaires should make an extra contribution to the public health and economic needs of a country in crisis…

Michael T. Hertz (2020-08-28). Does Trump know the limits of presidential power? nationofchange.org Since we aren't going to vote for Trump, and since not voting is pointless if we want a better government, then what?

imperial.ac.uk (2020-08-28). Cholesterol drug combinations could cut health risk for European patients. imperial.ac.uk More patients could benefit from combinations of cholesterol-lowering drugs to reduce their risk of stroke and heart attacks.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-08-28). COVID-19 immune system puzzles to be tackled by scientists. imperial.ac.uk Imperial scientists are members of a £8.4m project to solve key questions on how our immune system interacts with COVID-19…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-08-28). Q&A: Christmas Lecturer talks geoscience, climate change, and diversity. imperial.ac.uk Professor Chris Jackson discusses the Christmas Lecture 'Planet Earth: A User's Guide', and the importance of role models in diversifying science.

Poor People's Campaign (2020-08-28). Thursday 8/27: Urgent Livestream: The Lies of Trump Are Too Much, We Can't Be Silent (PPC). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Facing Two Pandemics (2020-08-28). 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.

Labor Video Project (2020-08-28). 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 (2020-08-28). Saturday 8/29: ERA: Strictly Speaking Equal Rights Should Have No Deadline. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Every Protest Needs a Dance (2020-08-28). 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.

Concerned Citizen (2020-08-28). 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.

Agency (2020-08-28). Stand with Anarchist Publishers Banned by Facebook. indybay.org Sign our open letter to oppose Facebook's "both sides" narrative as they align with the Trump administration to suppress the voices of activists and media producers associated with left protest movements.

David Giesen (2020-08-28). 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…

Zach Conti (2020-08-28). 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.

We Will Fight for the Living (2020-08-28). 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…

repost (2020-08-28). 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.

_____ (2020-08-28). Victory For The Humboldt 3! popularresistance.org Es lebe die freiheit — long live freedom — is the cry of every Palestinian and all people longing for freedom from colonialism.They were also the last words of Hans Scholl, a member of the White Rose anti-fascist resistance movement in Nazi Germany, before his execution on February 22 1945. The White Rose brought the Nazis' crimes to public awareness, and demanded justice for their victims. | Over seventy years later we, the Humboldt 3, drew inspiration from the White Rose. Along with Israeli anti-Zionist activists Ronnie Barkan and Stavit Sinai, I disrupted a talk given at the Humboldt University of…

_____ (2020-08-28). British Soldier Arrested For Opposing UK Arming Saudi Arabia. popularresistance.org A British soldier has been arrested for opposing the United Kingdom's role in the Saudi-led war against Yemen. Video shows Lance Corporal Ahmed Al-Babati of the Royal Signals being led away by military police from his protest outside Britain's Ministry of Defense in London. Al-Babati earlier released a video explaining his decision to risk his freedom rather than participate in what he feels is a grossly immoral war. "Our government continues to arm and support Saudi Arabia," he said. "We tried to make our voices heard by protesting in London, Manchester, Liverpool and many other cities.

_____ (2020-08-28). Belarus: NATO Lobby Acknowledges That Its Color Revolution Failed. popularresistance.org It is over. The 'patchy strikes' were never real industrial actions. A few journalist of the Belarus state TV went on a strike. They were unceremoniously fired and replaced with Russian journalists. A few hundred workers at the MTZ Minsk Tractor Works did a walk out. But MTZ has 17,000 employees and the 16,500+ who did not walk out know very well why they still have their jobs. Should Lukashenko fall it is highly likely that their state owned company will be sold off for pennies and immediately 'right sized' meaning that most of them would be out of work.

sputniknews (2020-08-28). Russian FM: US Sanctions on Institute Working on COVID Vaccine Aimed at Promoting Their Own Pharma. sputniknews.com On Wednesday, the US slapped sanctions on five Russian institutes, accusing them of developing chemical and biological weapons. The restrictions were specifically imposed on a research institute of the Russian Defence Ministry that developed the first COVID-19 vaccine together with the Gamaleya Institute.

sputniknews (2020-08-28). Trump Accepts GOP Presidential Nomination, Promises 'Economic Boom' During RNC Speech. sputniknews.com The four-day Republican National Convention hosted various speakers, from members of the president's family and prominent GOP figures to media personalities.

sputniknews (2020-08-28). UK Needs a Big Vision, a New Start. sputniknews.com I'm sorry Boris but I'm not going to come to London just to buy an overpriced sandwich and keep a multinational like Pret in business.

sputniknews (2020-08-28). Beijing on Possible US Ban of WeChat: 'There'll Be No Reason Why Chinese Should Keep Apple Products'. sputniknews.com Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump announced numerous bans on business dealings with the Chinese social media platforms TikTok and WeChat via executive orders set to take effect on 15 September, citing national security risks.

sputniknews (2020-08-28). Noise of Modi's Self-Reliant India Lacks on Ground Action to Empower 3.5 Million Weavers, Artisans. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): As India tries to bounce back from an unprecedented lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a "Self-Reliant India (Aatmanirbhar Bharat)". In the meantime, the Ministry of Textiles has abolished all Indian handicrafts and handloom boards.

sputniknews (2020-08-28). Rand Paul Thanks Police for Saving Him, His Wife From 'Crazed Mob' That Engaged Them After RNC. sputniknews.com Ironically, the mob harassed the senator over the death of Breonna Taylor in whose name Paul named a bill, designed to ban the use of a no-knock warrant, which purportedly led to the killing of the African American woman during a police raid.

sputniknews (2020-08-28). Tip of the Iceberg: Bollywood Celebs Speak Out About Drug Culture in Glam World. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): With the new twist of an alleged drug connection in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case and actress Kangana Ranaut speaking out on the drug culture prevailing in Bollywood, many celebs and critics have said there is indeed rampant use of narcotics. Some feel it's just "the tip of the iceberg".

sputniknews (2020-08-28). Merkel on Greece-Turkey East Med Row: All EU Countries Have Obligation to Support Athens. sputniknews.com Tensions in the eastern Mediterranean have been escalating since Turkey renewed its efforts to explore energy reserves near Cyprus. Ankara claims rights to parts of the island's offshore resources despite vehement opposition from Greece and some other EU states.

sputniknews (2020-08-28). From Obama's Birth Certificate to Dancing Coronaviruses: Twitter Edits Melania Trump's RNC Dress. sputniknews.com The first lady's pick of wardrobe is rarely ignored by eagle-eyed netizens, and even more so if it truly stands out not only for its design, but for its colour.

sputniknews (2020-08-28). Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi Moves to Reform Party, Keeping Party Dissenters at Bay. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India's main opposition party Congress is grappling with an internal crisis in view of rising demand for a complete overhaul of leadership and to revive and restructure the group. The party's last full-time chief Rahul Gandhi resigned following the organisation's debacle in the 2019 parliamentary elections.

sputniknews (2020-08-28). RNC vs DNC: Though Biden Leading in Polls, Strong Economy is POTUS' 2020 Trump Card, Observers Say. sputniknews.com The 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) ended on Thursday night with Donald Trump delivering his acceptance speech. American observers have discussed the competitive advantages and flaws of the DNC and RNC shows weighing up the GOP's chances of attracting unaffiliated voters.

sputniknews (2020-08-28). UK Study Shows Only Six Children Have Died Of Covid-19 — And All Had Serious Health Problems Already. sputniknews.com The new research may reassure worried parents but also anger education unions who have raised concerns over all pupils returning to school.

sputniknews (2020-08-28). China Boosts Infrastructure, Lays 5G Net Along Indian Border Amid De-Escalation Talks, Report Says. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India and China have been engaged in talks at the military commander and diplomatic levels to disengage their troops along the border in the Ladakh region after a fierce standoff on 15 June, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. The Chinese Army has withdrawn from some friction points, except for two.

sputniknews (2020-08-28). B-Town Actor's Girlfriend Summoned by India's Top Probe Agency for Questioning in his Death. sputniknews.com Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's family has alleged the role of the actor's ex-girlfriend Rhea Chakrabory in his death and filed a case in Patna, Bihar, against her. Chakraborty has been accused of driving Rajput to suicide and taking his money by the family.

_____ (2020-08-28). When Is a Peace Deal Not a Peace Deal? When It Is a War Deal. strategic-culture.org President Trump called it "historical" citing previous peace agreements in the region (the last one being between Jordan and Israel in 1994) while his son-in-law, awkwardly, heaped praise on him in a White House moment which made the president look like a belligerent tyrant of an African state and Jared Kushner his overpaid media consultant flown in for the event. | And yet, the only thing really which can be trumpeted as "historical" is the level of how far Trump, Nethanyahu and MbZ in the UAE are prepared to go in pulling off a great sham and deceiving us all about what this "peace deal" really is. The problem…

_____ (2020-08-28). The American Way of War, a Required Reading List. strategic-culture.org The two books I tell people to read to understand not just the United States' war in Vietnam, but also its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the current world war the US has created and sustained that stretches from western Africa to Pakistan, are David Halberstam's The Best and the Brightest and Neil Sheehan's A Bright Shining Lie.

_____ (2020-08-28). Kosovo Endgame: A Perfect Storm of Betrayal. strategic-culture.org It is difficult to avoid the impression that the denouement of the Kosovo political saga is approaching at an accelerated pace. On September 4 an important meeting will be held in Washington, with President Trump's attendance at some stage strongly suggested. Its purpose is to sort out the finer details of what should soon be unveiled as a "comprehensive and legally binding" settlement between Serbia and its province of Kosovo. Kosovo has been illegally occupied by NATO since 1999 and was spurred on in 2008 to unilaterally proclaim its "independence." | A few preliminary facts need to be stated before embarkin…

_____ (2020-08-28). Trump/Biden… Two Candidates Both Standing for War Party. strategic-culture.org How do we know there will be no change from the election of Donald Trump or Joe Biden? Because they are essentially two faces on either side of the same coin. This is more self-evident after the Republican national convention this week officially nominating Trump for the presidency which followed the Democratic convention last week putting forward Joe Biden as their candidate in the November election. | Both parties are wrapping themselves around the flag in a competition of jingoism and chauvinism. Literally. Speakers for either party have as mandatory backdrop, the ubiquitous stars and stripes bristling with na…

The Canary (2020-08-28). Nine out of 10 people want to continue working from home, report says. thecanary.co Nine out of 10 people in the UK who have worked from home during lockdown want to continue doing so, according to research. | The report — Homeworking in the UK: before and during the 2020 lockdown — is believed to be the first to analyse survey data focused on homeworking during the coronavirus pandemic. | It said working from home in the UK rose from 6% of employees before the start of the pandemic up to 43% in April, with results indicating that productivity mostly remained stable compared with the six months before. | Its publication comes after reports that the UK government is planning to encour…

The Canary (2020-08-28). Banksy-funded rescue boat is helping to save refugees in Mediterranean. thecanary.co British street artist Banksy has funded a refugee rescue boat that is helping to save people encountering danger in the Mediterranean Sea. | The Louise Michel, a vessel that used to be owned by the customs authorities in France, launched under its new guise last week and features a painting from Banksy depicting a young girl holding on to a heart-shaped safety float. | The boat was renamed after a 19th-century French feminist anarchist, and is spattered in pink paint after the secretive artist "decorated her with a fire extinguisher". | It was bought with the proceeds of some of Banksy's works and is captained by…

Staff (2020-08-28). Hurricane Laura Ravages Gulf Coast, Exposing Legacies of Environmental Racism. truthout.org Hurricane Laura has slammed ashore as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm, bringing sustained winds of 150 miles per hour to the Gulf Coast. The strongest storm to hit Louisiana in over a century, Laura made landfall near the border of Louisiana and Texas. At least six people have been killed. Residents near Lake Charles were told to stay indoors with windows and doors shut when a chemical fire broke out at a Biolab plant. Hilton Kelley, the executive director of the Community In Power an…

Staff (2020-08-28). GOP Convention Pretended COVID Was Over While Creating Super-Spreader Conditions. truthout.org He lied about testing, again. He lied about the China travel ban, again. He lied about the pandemic dead, again. He lied about supporting Black people, again. He lied about protecting coverage for pre-existing conditions, again. He lied about Joe Biden and Barack Obama, again and again. He lied about petroleum, the police, the military, the border wall, immigration in general, NATO, the economy, veterans… for more than an hour in the hot COVID night of Washington D.C., Donald Trump brea…

Staff (2020-08-28). Trump Touts Stock Market Gains That Benefit the Wealthy as Americans Suffer. truthout.org It is always curious when the health of the economy is equated with the stock market, as President Trump did when

Staff (2020-08-28). Trump Proposes Expanded Drilling and Fracking in California Amid Wildfires. truthout.org Especially given the climate-fueled wildfires ravaging the region, conservationists sounded alarm Thursday in response to a Trump administration proposal for an oil and gas lease sale in California, which would be the state's first such federal auction in eight years. | At issue are over 4,300 acres of public land in Kern County, an area recently

Staff (2020-08-28). White House Official Spurns COVID Prevention: "Everybody Is Going to Catch This" truthout.org Around 1,500 of the president's supporters gathered on the South Lawn of the White House Thursday evening to hear Donald Trump formally accept the nomination for president at the Republican National Convention (RNC). | Before and during the speech, one thing was quite noticeable: In spite of guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Staff (2020-08-28). White Supremacist Groups Have Infiltrated US Police Departments, Report Says. truthout.org As law enforcement agencies and lawmakers respond to nationwide outrage over countless police shootings of Black Americans with pledges to address racial profiling and "implicit bias," the Brennan Center for Justice released a report Thursday on what it called "an especially harmful form of bias, which remains entrenched within law enforcement: explicit racism." | The presence of virulent racism within police ranks across the country has grown over the past two decades, Brennan Center fellow a…

yenisafak (2020-08-28). Turkish aid agency sends medical aid to Afghanistan. yenisafak.com A Turkish aid agency Friday sent medical aid to Afghanistan to help the country fight COVID-19.The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency's (TIKA) Afghanistan office in Kabul facilitated the process.The two countries have strong historical, cultural and religious ties, and Turkey has always stood with Afghanistan, said Afghanistan's Deputy Health Minister Abdul Kadir in a statement. Kadir thanked Turkey for its contributions to Afghanistan's development.As part of the fight against COVID-19, the agency delivered to Afghanistan's Health Ministry the second batch of aid as well, said Zuhtu Cal, TIKA's coordina…

yenisafak (2020-08-28). Japan's Shinzo Abe: 'Tired not retired'. yenisafak.com The motto "politics demands producing results" has been the hallmark of top Japanese politician Shinzo Abe until he announced his resignation from the office of prime minister on Friday. "I have decided to step down as prime minister as poor health should not lead to wrong political decisions," said Abe, who has led the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as the country's longest-serving premier, besting the previous record of 2,798 days held by his great uncle, Eisaku Sato (1901-1975).He added: "I will continue [my political work] and will run [for parliament] in the next elections."Abe, also Japan's youngest prime m…

yenisafak (2020-08-28). Top Turkish, Libyan officials discuss mutual issues. yenisafak.com Turkey's foreign and defense ministers on Friday met separately with Khaled al-Mishri, the head of Libya's High Council of State.Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu, in a statement, said the two discussed Turkish cooperation with "brotherly" Libya, which he said grows stronger every day.Saying both countries are determined to speed up joint economic and commercial projects, he added that Turkey will continue to support the political process in Libya.In a separate statement, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said Hulusi Akar discussed the latest developments in Libya with Al-Mis…

yenisafak (2020-08-28). Spanish police arrest pandemic-denier for inciting hatred. yenisafak.com Spanish police said on Friday they had arrested a man near the northeastern city of Zaragoza, who believed the coronavirus pandemic to be a hoax, for inciting hatred and violence across several anonymous social-media profiles.The 38-year-old, who claimed that health professionals and the media were behind what he called the "COVID farce", urged his followers to attack politicians and journalists, police said."All this would be solved with a shot to the back of (Spanish Prime Minister) Pedro Sanchez's head," he wrote on one of his accounts.In other posts he said the headquarters of Spain's doctors' union should be…

yenisafak (2020-08-28). US Rep. senator says he was 'attacked by angry mob'. yenisafak.com US Republican Senator Rand Paul said Friday he was "attacked by an angry mob" of more than 100 people near the White House, where he attended President Donald Trump's nomination convention."Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House," Paul said on Twitter in the early hours of today."Thank you to DC Police Dept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob," he added.In a video that emerged on social media, Paul and his wife Kelley are seen being escorted by police through a rowdy crowd of protesters.The motive of the confrontation is not clear yet.

yenisafak (2020-08-28). Foreign missions condemn rights abuses in Zimbabwe. yenisafak.com In a joint statement issued Friday, the envoys urged Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa to walk the talk, after pledging two years ago to work with all citizens."It is in this spirit that the Heads of Mission express their deep concern with the current political, economic, social, and health crisis that most Zimbabweans are facing today."The Heads of Mission stand by the people of Zimbabwe in their desire for a peaceful and prosperous democracy," the joint statement read.The mission heads noted that the government was criticizing almost everyone including the Catholic Bishops for raising their voices against h…

yenisafak (2020-08-28). Germany would be ready to sanction Russia over Navalny case: Maas. yenisafak.com Germany would be ready to impose diplomatic sanctions against Russia if it concludes that Russian state agencies were behind the poisoning of a critic of President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday."Concerning Russia's readiness to clear up the case of (Alexei) Navalny we will act like we did in the case of the Tiergarten murder," Maas said, referring to Germany's expulsion of Russian embassy employees over Moscow's lack of cooperation in a probe into the murder of a Georgian man in a Berlin park.

yenisafak (2020-08-28). Turkey says determined to preserve Idlib de-escalation zone. yenisafak.com Turkey is determined to preserve the de-escalation zone in Idlib, Syria despite the violations of cease-fire and the brutality of Assad regime, the country's presidential spokesman said on Friday.Turkey's Ibrahim Kalin met visiting US special envoy for Syria James Jeffrey and his delegation in Istanbul.The Syria crisis, especially Idlib, political process in the war-torn country, works of Syrian Constitutional Committee, anti-terrorism efforts, asylum seekers, and bilateral and regional issues were the items of the meeting's agenda.During the talks, Kalin stressed that any political, economic, military support to…

yenisafak (2020-08-28). Police exempt cyclists from wearing face masks in Paris. yenisafak.com Cyclists and people taking exercise in Paris will be exempt from a new requirement to wear masks outdoors to combat a surge in coronavirus infections, police said on Friday.The city's police department said officers would issue verbal warnings before imposing fines as many people were confused by changes in the rules on face coverings.From Friday, authorities have made it compulsory to wear masks everywhere in Paris. Until now, masks were mostly required in crowded areas of the city."It was not very clear for people to know where to wear (a mask) or not on the streets in Paris," resident Lauriane, who works in ma…

yenisafak (2020-08-28). Turkey to become battery production hub: Tech minister. yenisafak.com Turkey aims to become a hub for battery production with its investments in battery modules, packages and cells, a senior official said Friday.To reach this goal, the country will support electric-electronic firms' investments in the automotive sector, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank told a ceremony by Korean automotive giant Hyundai that marked the launch of mass production of i20 model automobiles in Turkey's industrial province of Kocaeli.Hyundai's Turkey factory will cover half of all i20 output across the globe, with 90% of all vehicles produced to be exported, Varank noted.The minister also s…

yenisafak (2020-08-28). Germany calls for dialogue between Turkey, Greece. yenisafak.com German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday reiterated her call for dialogue between Turkey and Greece over the offshore energy exploration in Eastern Mediterranean. | "I made an effort to reduce tension. Sometimes this is only possible with both parties speaking over and over again," said Merkel during her traditional annual summer news conference. | "The discussion regarding the distribution of economic zones can only be carried out together. Germany is making an effort for this," she added. | "As EU member states, we all have a duty to take our Greek friends' rights seriously and support them where they are right."

yenisafak (2020-08-28). Merkel warns coronavirus situation to get more difficult over winter. yenisafak.com German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday the coronavirus pandemic was likely to worsen in coming months, and that her government would respond by prioritising the welfare of society as a whole, notably its children, and the economy.The government will be "doing everything so that our children are not the losers of the pandemic. School and daycare need to be the most important things," she told reporters at a news conference.The government would also seek to keep the economy going, or to restart it where it was still stunted by the pandemic, and to preserve jobs.The third priority would be a spirit of social…

yenisafak (2020-08-28). Top Turkish diplomat regrets Japan PM's resignation. yenisafak.com The Turkish foreign minister on Friday expressed sorrow at the resignation of the Japanese prime minister due to health issues.In a Twitter post, Mevlut Cavusoglu said Shinzo Abe made a great contribution in the sense of improving diplomatic ties between Turkey and Japan.Cavusoglu thanked Abe for his efforts in this regard and wished him recovery.Earlier, the 65-year-old Japanese premier announced his resignation due to health concerns, saying: "I have decided to step down as prime minister as poor health should not lead to wrong political decision."The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will hold a poll of se…

yenisafak (2020-08-28). El Al to fly Israel's first flight to UAE by commercial carrier, airport timetable shows. yenisafak.com El Al Airlines on Monday will fly Israel's first flight to the United Arab Emirates by a commercial carrier, a timetable on the Israel Airports Authority's website showed, as the countries forge ahead with a deal to normalise ties.The direct flight between Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport and the UAE's political capital of Abu Dhabi is expected to carry an Israeli delegation and accompanying officials from the United States, which brokered the Aug. 13 accord.El Al and smaller Israeli rival Israir had submitted bids for the flight, an aviation source said. An El Al spokesman did not immediately respond to a request f…

yenisafak (2020-08-28). Turkish, British defense chiefs discuss East Med, Libya. yenisafak.com Turkey's defense chief and his British counterpart spoke over the phone Friday about recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Libya.Hulusi Akar and Ben Wallace spoke amid escalating tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean between Turkey and Greece.On disputes over maritime boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean, Akar on Thursday stressed that Turkey would not usurp anyone's land or sea, but at the same time, would not allow any attack on its territory.Turkey has long opposed efforts of various countries to exclude it from its rightful maritime jurisdiction and deprive it from exploring energy resources…

yenisafak (2020-08-28). Indonesia sees highest single-day spike COVID-19 cases. yenisafak.com Indonesia on Friday confirmed 3,003 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the highest daily rise so far, raising the nationwide tally to 165,887.The Ministry of Health reported that the number of recoveries rose by 2,325 for a total of 120,900.A further 105 fatalities were recorded in the archipelago country, bringing the death toll to 7,169.The ministry also announced that more than 33,000 tests for the virus had been administered in the last 24 hours.Health professionals have conducted at least 2.1 million tests since the first case was reported in early March.The capital Jakarta reported the highest daily surge…

yenisafak (2020-08-28). Pakistan lauds Turkey's support on Kashmir. yenisafak.com Pakistan on Thursday praised Turkey for its support for the people of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir.Following a meeting in the capital Islamabad with Turkey's envoy to the South Asian country, the chairman of Pakistan's Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, Shehryar Afridi, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's stance on Kashmir has helped internationally highlight the issue."President Erdogan has played vital role in exposing Hindutva designs against the people of Kashmir and Indian minorities as the goons of proscribed Rashtariya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) were lynching Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and…

yenisafak (2020-08-28). Saudi Arabia reports over 1,000 more virus cases. yenisafak.com Saudi Arabia reported over 1,000 more coronavirus cases on Friday.According to the Health Ministry, 1,069 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 312,924.At least 28 more fatalities move the death toll up to 3,813, while the number of recoveries stands at 287,403.The pandemic has claimed more than 832,400 lives in 188 countries and regions since last December.Almost 24.5 million cases have been reported globally, with recoveries exceeding 16 million, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-28). Free Speech Be Damned: Joshua Krook and the Australian Public Service. zcomm.org What is challenging is bound to be offensive; what is audaciously defying is bound to rub the dullards the wrong way…

Richard Norton-Taylor (2020-08-28). Ministry of Defence Blacklists British Journalists Who Report on UK Military. globalresearch.ca The British Ministry of Defence has blacklisted Declassified UK, a media organisation producing in-depth, critical journalism on UK foreign and security policies. It is the latest attempt by Whitehall to censor the media and the National Union of Journalists has …

Joan Walsh (2020-08-28). Donald Trump Has Declared Himself Impotent. thenation.com Donald Trump Has Declared Himself Impotent…

Dave Zirin (2020-08-28). Professional Athletes Are Showing America Just How Powerful Labor Really Is. thenation.com Professional Athletes Are Showing America Just How Powerful Labor Really Is…

Chris Gelardi (2020-08-28). US Law Enforcement's Warrior Complex Is on Full Display in the Streets—and in Leaked Documents. thenation.com US Law Enforcement's Warrior Complex Is on Full Display in the Streets—and in Leaked Documents…

Eric Alterman (2020-08-28). The 'Abomination' of a Convention Makes Clear the GOP Threat. thenation.com The 'Abomination' of a Convention Makes Clear the GOP Threat…

Marshall Auerback (2020-08-28). Time for Democratic Deficit Hawks to Go the Way of the Dodo. thenation.com Time for Democratic Deficit Hawks to Go the Way of the Dodo…

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.

Sarah Jaffe (2020-08-27). Don't Call It a Boycott: NBA Players Are Inspiring a Strike Wave. progressive.org The Milwaukee Bucks refusal to play, and the wave of pro-athlete strikes they've inspired, has forced the message of Black Lives Matter into our living rooms.

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 …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-08-27). 'Strike Is Our Tactic. Solidarity Is Our Power': NBA, WNBA Players Ignite Work Stoppage to Protest Police Violence. commondreams.org NBA players and the league's board of governors were set to meet Thursday morning to discuss whether to continue the rest of the season, after the Milwaukee Bucks led several teams Wednesday night in a labor strike to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (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…

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…

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.

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…

Brianna Nargiso (2020-08-27). Protests Intensify in the Wake of Jacob Blake's Shooting. progressive.org In Kenosha, Wisconsin, and elsewhere, the civil unrest is palpable as protesters continue to demand an end to police brutality.

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 …

2020-08-28: Social Media Postees

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U.S. sanctions Russian research institute that developed Covid-19 vaccine
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-08-28
The US Commerce Department blacklisted a Russian research institute that helped create the world's first Covid-19 vaccine. Russia won the race to develop the first vaccine against the novel coronavirus. The United States has responded by slapping sanctions on a Russian research facility involved in creating it. The US government has blacklisted several Russian scientific …
thegrayzone.com/2020/08/28/us-sanctions-…

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russian research institute that developed Covid-19 vaccine
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-08-28
The US Commerce Department blacklisted a Russian research institute that helped create the world's first Covid-19 vaccine. Russia won the race to develop the first vaccine against the novel coronavirus. The United States has responded by slapping sanctions on a Russian research facility involved in creating it. The US government has blacklisted several Russian scientific …
thegrayzone.com/2020/08/28/us-sanctions-…

NBA strike explodes into a sportswide protest against police shooting of Jacob Blake
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-08-28
Kenosha, Wis., became the epicenter of the anti-racist struggle after a 29-year-old Black man, Jacob Blake, was shot seven times in the back at point-blank range by a white police officer on Aug. 23. Kenosha is 40 miles from Milwaukee, Wisconsin's biggest city. A recorded video showed that the unarmed . . . | Continue reading NBA strike explodes into a sportswide protest against police shooting of Jacob Blake at Workers.org
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Boycott by professional athletes expands in second day of protests against police violence
wsws.org | 2020-08-28
The boycott among professional athletes expanded on Thursday in response to the brutal police murder of 21-year-old Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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Boycott by professional athletes expands in second day of protests against police violence
wsws.org | 2020-08-28
The boycott among professional athletes expanded on Thursday in response to the brutal police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/28/nba-…

Protesters clash with police in downtown Minneapolis, mayor summons National Guard
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-28
Minneapolis, MN – Three months after the murder of George Floyd, and days after the cowardly shooting of Jacob Blake in the back in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the simmering anger in Minneapolis boiled over last night, Wednesday, August 26, after dozens of people witnessed what they believed was another police murder of a Black man. | In the early evening, word spread across social media that police had shot and killed a Black man on a crowded street here. Members of Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar were on the other side of downtown, at a memorial march for Lionel "Twan" Lewis who had been killed by police year…
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White supremacist who killed two protesters in Kenosha arrested nearly 12 hours later
Peoples Dispatch | mronline.org | 2020-08-28
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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Kenosha police ignore racist double killing, allow shooter to leave scene, arrest protesters instead
Robert Penner | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-28
Protests will continue in Kenosha and across the country, and the people of Southeastern Wisconsin will continue to demand justice for those that have been maimed and lost their lives at the hands of police and white supremacist terror.
liberationnews.org/kenosha-police-ignore…

Small Towns Don't Need Military Helicopters
Peter Gowan | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
In Kenosha, Wisconsin, police shot Jacob Blake up to seven times in the back in front of his children. When demonstrators protested the shooting, they were greeted by officers in riot gear and, according to one report, at least one military vehicle. The frequent police shootings of unarmed Black Americans — and the crackdowns that…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/28/small-towns-…

Why Jacob Blake's family will have to fight for justice
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-08-28
After his unarmed son was killed by Kenosha police, Michael Bell Sr. has fought for independent investigations of police shootings.
therealnews.com/stories/jacob-blakes-fam…

Kyle Rittenhouse. Senseless Violence Across America
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
Kyle Rittenhouse didn't go to Kenosha to shoot protestors; he went to protect the property and lives of the people who were threatened by a rampaging mob that had already destroyed large parts of the city. That's why he was …
globalresearch.ca/kyle-rittenhouse-sense…

"On a Hunting Spree"
David Bowen | zcomm.org | 2020-08-28
Cops Turned Blind Eye to White Militias in Kenosha…
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Trump and DeJoy's main objective: To incapacitate the US Postal Service
Michael Payne | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-28
What we need now is to see a plethora of other states joining in these lawsuits that are charging Trump and DeJoy with deliberate voter suppression.
nationofchange.org/2020/08/28/trump-and-…

Normal Has Failed. Be As Weird As You Like
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-28
Consumerism is unsustainable. Competition is unsustainable. Imperialism is unsustainable. | Our species is standing on the brink of an extinction-level event due to ecosystemic collapse or nuclear war, and it is because of the way that we have lived on this planet up until this point. If we keep moving in this direction we will go the way of the dinosaur in the not-too distant future and take most terrestrial life with us. Maybe even all of it. | The imperfect and immature nature of our newly evolved capacity for language and abstract thought, combined with our social nature as primates, has caused our species to…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/normal-…

China's Project to Create A "Digital Yuan"
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
The topic of cryptocurrencies has gained prominence among specialists in international trade in recent months. With the global economic crisis generated by the new coronavirus pandemic, this need has become even more evident. The world powers enter a new race, …
globalresearch.ca/china-create-digital-y…

Massive Ansar Allah Operation in Central Yemen Reveals Alliance Between al-Qaeda and Islamic State
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-28
A recent operation carried out in Yemen's al-Badya province by Ansar Allah revealed an active alliance between al-Qaeda and IS forces who, documents reveal, were hoping to recreate a Mosul or Raqqa-like scenario in central Yemen.
mintpressnews.com/massive-ansar-allah-op…

Decades Later, America's Meddling in Colombia is Still Costing Lives
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-28
From the drug war to Plan Colombia to support for right-wing paramilitary groups, decades of US interference in Colombia has caused so much instability that to this day, the country is still reeling from it.
mintpressnews.com/decades-later-untied-s…

Sadistic Facebook shuts down Gaza health ministry page
Ali Abunimah | zcomm.org | 2020-08-28
Things are difficult enough for Palestinians in Gaza. Facebook must stop contributing to their misery by censoring vital health information.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/sadistic-facebook-…

Waiting for the Old Bailey: Julian Assange and Britain's Judicial Establishment
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
On September 7, Julian Assange will be facing another round of gruelling extradition proceedings, in the Old Bailey, part of a process that has become a form of gradual state-sanctioned torture. The US Department of Justice hungers for their man. …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-britain…

Jacob Blake Shooting Shines New Light on Death of Michael Bell, Killed by Kenosha Cops in 2004
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-28
In light of the police shooting of unarmed African American father Jacob Blake, we look at the past misconduct of the Kenosha police department. In 2004, Kenosha police killed white 21-year-old Michael Bell in front of his mother and sister. The Kenosha Police Department conducted its own review of the incident, and within two days completely exonerated the officers. Bell's father, Michael Bell Sr., commissioned an independent inquiry that found the police account of the incident to be forensically impossible. "It was really hard for me to believe that a uniformed person would do that," says Michael Bell Sr., who…
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/28/michael_b…

ACLU Demands Resignation of Top Cops in Kenosha for Racism & Brutal Response to Jacob Blake Protests
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-28
The ACLU of Wisconsin is calling for top Kenosha law enforcement officials to resign in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, who was left paralyzed below the waist after a white officer shot him in the back seven times. The shooting has sparked mass protests in Kenosha and around the U.S., bringing renewed attention to racism and violence in the Kenosha police force. A damning video of Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth has surfaced from a 2018 news conference, when he described Black people accused of shoplifting and crashing a stolen car as "garbage people that fill our communities that are a cancer t…
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/28/kenosha_p…

Historian Rick Perlstein on the RNC & Trump's Dangerous Propaganda Driving People to Violence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-28
President Donald Trump formally accepted the Republican Party's nomination on Thursday before a crowd of about 1,500 on the South Lawn of the White House. In defiance of social distancing guidelines, attendees sat shoulder-to-shoulder with few people wearing masks. Trump spoke as the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus neared 180,000 — by far the highest total in the world — and repeatedly defended his administration's handling of the pandemic. Trump warned of chaos and violence if Joe Biden becomes president, but made no reference to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, or the k…
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/28/rick_perl…

The Victims Of The Kenosha Protest Shooting
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-28
Above photo: People gather to protest Wednesday, Aug. 256 2020 in Kenosha. Anger over the Sunday shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police spilled into the streets for a fourth night. AP Photo/Morry Gash. Two men killed at a protest for Jacob Blake were a father and a skater who tried to disarm …
popularresistance.org/the-victims-of-the…

FBI running WEEKLY struggle sessions on 'intersectionality' in the name of diversity and anti-racism — report
rt.com | 2020-08-28
Christopher Rufo, the researcher who uncovered controversial identity politics courses being taught at numerous US government agencies, is now warning they have now reached the FBI, where they could be politically weaponized. | On Friday, Rufo shared screenshots of materials from the FBI Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which began holding weekly "intersectionality" workshops this month. | The language and ideology they contain, he says, represent critical race theory, which Rufo calls a "toxic, pseudoscientific, and racist ideology that is taking over our public institutions — and will be weaponized ag…
rt.com/usa/499373-fbi-diversity-workshop…

Amazon delivers prime privacy intrusion with body-scanning fitness tracker that detects EMOTIONS in voice
rt.com | 2020-08-28
Amazon's new fitness tracker 'Halo' takes technological intrusion to new levels, scanning the user's body and tracking the emotions in their voice. Even mainstream media coverage says the tech's privacy implications are troubling. | Like most fitness trackers, the retail behemoth's new wearable Halo monitors cardio activity, motion and sleep. Unlike most trackers, it also records body fat and voice tone — in ways that some users might find uncomfortably intrusive. | Not only can the device track your current body fat percentage (with the help of machine learning, no less!) by working with your smartphone'…
rt.com/usa/499260-amazon-halo-intrusive-…

Kenosha Expects Another Day of Protest Over Police Shooting of Jacob Blake – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-28
The Wisconsin city of Kenosha saw violent protests after a video emerged online showing a white police officer shooting a black man named Jacob Blake seven times in the back. Though surviving the shooting, Blake is now said be paralyzed from the waist down.
sputniknews.com/us/202008281080296261-ke…

Suspect charged over fatal shootings amid US protests against racism and police brutality
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-28
A 17-year-old has been charged over the fatal shooting of two people and the wounding of a third amid protests against a police attack which left a Black man with severe spinal injuries.Demonstrations began in Kenosha, Wisconsin and were taken up by major sport leagues and prominent athletes across the US after Jacob Blake was shot in the back.Kyle Rittenhouse allegedly went to Kenosha from nearby Antioch, Illinois and went on a shooting rampage. He faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and two coun…
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March on Washington commemorations expected to be attended by thousands
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-28
Civil rights advocates in the US will highlight police and vigilante violence against Black people at a commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.Thousands are expected at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic I Have A Dream address about racial equality.They are gathering after another shooting by a white police officer of a Black man — this time 29-year-old Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on 23 August — sparking days of protests and violence that left two dead."We've got to create a different consciousness and a different clim…
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Mail-In Voting's Difficulties Extend Beyond DeJoy's Gutting of USPS
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-28
While much of the recent attention on mail-in voting has focused on the U.S. Postal Service or on the likelihood of voter fraud, there is a lesser-known, looming problem for the November elections: The burden of mail-in voting does not just fall on…
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Some Dare Call It Treason
George Ochenski | zcomm.org | 2020-08-28
"The attempted dismantling of our United States Postal Service is beyond political malpractice. It is treasonous."
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Reporters Without Borders petition against Assange's extradition, raise concern over his health
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-28
Reporters Without Borders has called on the British government to respect press freedom and human rights in Assange's trial and not comply with the US extradition request…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/28/rsf-assan…

Hurricane Laura Devastates Gulf Coast, Laying Bare Climate Crisis, Environmental Racism
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-28
Hurricane Laura has slammed ashore as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm, bringing sustained winds of 150 miles per hour to the Gulf Coast. The strongest storm to hit Louisiana in over a century, Laura made landfall near the border of Louisiana and Texas. At least six people have been killed. Residents near Lake Charles were told to stay indoors with windows and doors shut when a chemical fire broke out at a Biolab plant. Hilton Kelley, the executive director of the Community In Power and Development Association, says local communities are dealing with multiple crises amid the devastation of the hurricane. "
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Occupation accentuates COVID-19's impact in Gaza
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-28
The COVID-19 lockdown, which has been in place in Gaza since Monday, was extended for three more days on August 26. Gaza has also suffered continuous attacks by Israel in the past month…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/28/occupatio…

Better To Launch Balloons Than Die In Silence
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-28
In recent weeks, the tension between Palestinians in Gaza and Israel's forces of occupation has increased. Israel has used the launching of incendiary balloons by Palestinian youths as a pretext to bomb Gaza once again. | The release of the balloons is a gesture of protest against how the Israeli occupation has procrastinated in abiding by its previous agreements with the Palestinian resistance. Under those agreements, Israel had committed to easing the siege on Gaza. | This procrastination has caused the continued deterioration of Gaza's health and public services and its economy.
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Netanyahu vs Gantz: Gaza Escalation as Reflection of Israel's Political Rivalry
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
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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Planting Trees Can Reduce Poverty and Slow Climate Change
Jacqueline Skalski-Fouts | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
Humanitarian crises have recently been declared in Yemen, Mali, and Somalia–affecting at least 450,000 people–due to flash floods and landslides. Areas with low tree coverage and poor soil quality are more likely to …
globalresearch.ca/planting-trees-reduce-…

Roaming Charges: Great Balls of Ire at the RNC
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
Day One + The Republican convention began, as all conventions should from now on, by deplatforming its platform. The stale ideologies of the pre-Trump party were replaced over the course of four days by a parade of the ridiculous and the repugnant, gun-slingers and fetus-worshippers, conspiracies and histrionics, white grievance, fake piety and unabashed money-grubbing.
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We Gawk at Nonsense Political Theater While the Real Enemies Go Unnoticed
Lee Camp | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
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…
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Brief Interview with Mark Weisbrot on the US Election, the Trump Presidency, and the Impact of Protests
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-08-28
The Instituto para Reforma das Relaàßàµes entre Estado e Empresa (IREE), based in Brazil, interviewed CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot about the upcoming US elections. The Portuguese version is on the IREE's website here. IREE: The protests in the United States motivated by the death of George Floyd arrived in Washington with the demonstrations calling for …
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Life in the Ultra Resistance: A Tale of the Catholic Left
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
Like many other adolescents of my generation, I attended many protests against the US war in Vietnam. Like many antiwar protesters, I was inspired by many different writers, philosophies and other protesters. Among those inspirations–amidst the youthful rebels in SDS and the Yippies, the writings of Karl Marx and Jean Paul Sartre, and the militant…
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UN rights chief urges DR Congo to protect Nobel laureate Mukwege amid death threats
news.un.org | 2020-08-28
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has condemned death threats made against Congolese Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege and called for his protection.
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MIRAC demands Minnesota divest from border militarization corporation Elbit Systems
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-28
Saint Paul, MN – At the State Board of Investments (SBI) meeting on August 26, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) member Mari Mansfield spoke out, demanding that Minnesota divest its funds from the border militarization corporation Elbit Systems. | This was part of an ongoing campaign to press the State Board of Investments on this issue. Activists from MIRAC, the Anti-War Committee and other organizations have spoken at several previous SBI meetings, have presented thousands of petitions, and have protested in front of Governor Walz's mansion to demand divestment from Elbit System because of the…
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Former DHS Official Claims Trump "Wanted to Maim" Migrants at US-Mexico Border
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-28
Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief of Staff Miles Taylor claimed in a podcast earlier this week that President Donald Trump told administration officials he wanted to "maim" and "shoot" migrants at the southern border. | Taylor, who served as chief of staff to former DHS Kirstjen Nielsen before departing the agency with her in April 2019, made the remarks Monday on an episode of "The New Abnormal" podcast from The Daily Beast. | Taylor said he could not get through a meeting w…
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Immigrant Children in the US Are Still In Cages
Tom Arie Donch | thenation.com | 2020-08-28
Immigrant Children in the US Are Still In Cages…
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Time to defeat Trump — without make-believe about Biden
Norman Solomon | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-28
"With another Trump presidency, the left would have few options and could face new levels of government repression."
nationofchange.org/2020/08/28/time-to-de…

Twin Imperatives: Defeat President Trump This Fall, Challenge President Biden from Day One
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-08-28
The Republican Party today is the party of white supremacy…
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Phyllis Bennis on Foreign Policy Visions
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-08-28
Media…
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The F-Word: No Other Way to Describe Trump's Fascism 2.0
Mark Green, Ralph Nader | thenation.com | 2020-08-28
The F-Word: No Other Way to Describe Trump's Fascism 2.0…
thenation.com/article/politics/trump-fas…

Foreign Correspondent: Biden's Troubling Foreign Policy
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2020-08-28
An important behind-the-scenes battle is being fought over the Democratic nominee's conservative positions.
progressive.org/dispatches/biden-troubli…

On socialist Vietnam's response to COVID-19
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-08-28
By Dr. Ngo Thanh Nhan and Merle Ratner This slightly edited co-written article was presented as a talk by Dr. Ngo Thanh Nhan on Aug. 20 to a Workers World Party webinar on "COVID can be defeated: Cuba, China, Venezuela & Vietnam lead the way." The presentation began with a . . . | Continue reading On socialist Vietnam's response to COVID-19 at Workers.org
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Second Trump term would mean disaster for U.S. and the whole world
Morning Star | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-28
Socialists around the world are recognizing the danger posed by the re-election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency. Despite reservations about Democratic nominee Joe Biden, the fascist turn of the Trump administration is prompting a recognition that Trump must be defeated at all costs. On this topic, People's World presents the following guest editorial …
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Trump runs for Fàºhrer
wsws.org | 2020-08-28
Trump delivered a fascistic tirade from the White House lawn Thursday night, painting his reelection as the last bastion against "agitators" and "socialists."
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On socialist Vietnam's response to COVID-19
| workers.org | 2020-08-28
By Dr. Ngo Thanh Nhan and Merle Ratner This slightly edited co-written article was presented as a talk by Dr. Ngo Thanh Nhan on Aug. 20 to a Workers World Party webinar on "COVID can be defeated: Cuba, China, Venezuela & Vietnam lead the way." The presentation began with a . . . | Continue reading On socialist Vietnam's response to COVID-19 at Workers.org
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Class Reductionism and Environmental Racism
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
On August 14th, the N.Y. Times reported on the clash between Adolph Reed Jr. and the Afrosocialists and Socialists of Color Caucus in DSA. The caucus advocates stepped up support for BLM protests while Reed views them as tools of corporate America. Naturally, when the event organizers scheduled a Zoom lecture for Reed, the caucus…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/28/class-reduct…

Video: US-Russia "Road War" in Northeastern Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
Four US service members were slightly injured during a standoff with the Russian Military Police near the border-town of Al-Malikiyah in the Syrian province of al-Hasakah. According to reports, the US troops received "mild injures" after their MaxxPro MRAP vehicle …
globalresearch.ca/video-us-russian-road-…

Mandating Mass Compulsory Covid Vaccine Violates the Nuremberg Code? Hazardous Health Toxins
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
If ordered by federal, state, or local authorities, businesses or other entities in the US or elsewhere, mandating mass-vaxxing against COVID-19 will violate the Nuremberg Code. | All vaccines contain hazardous to human health toxins and are unsafe to use — …
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Only the Struggle of the People Will Free the Country
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-08-28
Source: Tricontinental On 18 August, soldiers from the Kati barracks outside Bamako (Mali) left their posts, arrested president Ibrahim Boubacar Kà´ita (IBK) and prime minister Boubou Cissé, and set up the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP). In effect, these soldiers conducted a coup d'état. This is the third coup in Mali, Read…
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Only the struggle of the people will free the country
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-08-28
On 18 August, soldiers from the Kati barracks outside Bamako (Mali) left their posts, arrested president Ibrahim Boubacar Kà´ita (IBK) and prime minister Boubou Cissé, and set up the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP).
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Why US political scientists are arguing that Evo Morales should be the President of Bolivia
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-28
A recent study released by US based researchers disproves allegations made by the Organization of American States that electoral fraud was committed by Evo Morales' party in the 2019 Bolivian elections…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/28/why-us-po…

Rights groups, opposition parties in the UK oppose bill claiming it provides amnesty to war crimes
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-28
The controversial Overseas Operations Bill will provide partial amnesty to soldiers if the case is filed after five years from the date of the crime or if the investigation is not completed within five years…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/28/rights-gr…

The reality of Black pain is breaking American sports' status quo
Howard Bryant | zcomm.org | 2020-08-28
Unlike 2014 and the years that followed, the players have sent a message: For a public that expects performance while being indifferent or hostile to the bodies that live inside the jerseys, they will be seen in full dimension, or, sometimes, not at all…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-reality-of-bla…

Confess to COVID: Just Short of Witch Burning. There Was a Covid "Vaccine" Before the Pathogen
Dr. T. P. Wilkinson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
Despite the lamentations and orders from Geneva or the local capitals of Capital, I refuse to believe that COVID-19 or the putative pathogens are a principal challenge to humanity– except for those using these viruses for policing and/ or culling …
globalresearch.ca/confess-covid-witch-bu…

Questioning COVID19: Why I Will Never Trust the Medical Establishment About Respiratory Disease. A Case History
Anita McKone | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
If you are interested in finding out the truth about the Covid19 scare, you can look for information in many areas. Understanding the corporate (profit-driven) and petrochemical-based history of the medical establishment helps. Being aware of the lack of scientific …
globalresearch.ca/questioning-covid19-wh…

Why Is Jacob Blake Handcuffed to His Bed?
Erik Gunn | progressive.org | 2020-08-28
Groups call for resignations as paralyzed Black man is still seen as a threat.
progressive.org/dispatches/jacob-blake-h…

Belarus Crisis Through the Lens of Ukraine
Dmitriy Kovalevich | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
On August 9, presidential elections were held in Ukraine's neighbor, Belarus. Economically, they are mutually dependent on each other, and Russia is too, but currently it seems as if trade, like flights, could soon be put on hold. Meanwhile, far …
globalresearch.ca/august-update-belarus-…

UNICEF: Time is of the essence, as water shortages compound desperate situation in Beirut
news.un.org | 2020-08-28
Risk of water-borne diseases is rising in Beirut, in the aftermath of the devastating explosion in early August, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned, calling for urgent action to ensure families and responders have access to safe water and sanitation.
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Families and teachers unite to fight NYC school reopening
Aya Salem, Jay August and Grace Woods | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-28
This is just a glance into the intense, disciplined, and mass-based organizing being led by educators in NYC.
liberationnews.org/families-and-teachers…

'What stage of capitalism is this?' Hedge fund $3 billion richer thanks to wager on wildfire insurance claims
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-28
With over 100,000 people displaced by wildfires raging across California, Baupost Group collected more than $3 billion in July after betting on insurance claims against embattled utility company PG&E.
mronline.org/2020/08/28/what-stage-of-ca…

'Building the American Dream': A Texas wage-theft and heat-stroke nightmare
Michael Berkowitz | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-28
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called his state's recent building boom "The Texas Miracle." But the workers who have actually done the building often find themselves engaged in a nightmare! Texas has lured and nurtured companies with its low taxes and negligible regulation. Cheap labor is lured from across the border and from other states. …
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Communists allege discrimination in official commemoration of Slovak resistance
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-28
Slovak National Uprising Museum authorities have denied permission to the KSS, saying the 76th anniversary of the uprising will be held as an apolitical event. This is despite ruling party representatives being invited…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/28/communist…

Philly rally demands unemployment pay
Ted Kelly | workers.org | 2020-08-28
Dozens of unemployed workers and their supporters held a rally in Philadelphia Aug. 20 to demand extension of the federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, which expired July 31. The protest was called by the Philadelphia Unemployment Project and was organized by members of UNITE HERE, Philadelphia Musicians Union Local 77, International . . . | Continue reading Philly rally demands unemployment pay at Workers.org
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Why the pandemic crisis marks a dead-end for capitalism
Prabhat Patnaik | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-28
There is a commonly-held view that the current crisis in capitalism, which has resulted in a massive output contraction and increase in unemployment, is because of the pandemic; and that once the pandemic gets over, things will go back to "normal". | This view is entirely erroneous for two reasons. The first, which has been often discussed in this column, has to do with the fact that even before the pandemic, the world economy was slowing down. In fact, since the financial crisis of 2008 following the collapse of the housing bubble, the real economy of the world had never fully recovered. | Small recoveries were…
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Video: Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus Statistics
James Corbett | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
This report was first released on April 17. It provides a detailed understanding of the lies and fabrications pertaining to COVID-19 | *** | The numbers are in on the great Covid-19 pandemic . . . but unfortunately those numbers are unreliable. …
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New guidelines aim to dismantle barriers blocking people with disabilities from access to justice
news.un.org | 2020-08-28
The first-ever guidelines on access to justice for people with disabilities are an "indispensable contribution" towards ensuring justice for all, UN human rights experts said on Friday.
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Myanmar: Upcoming elections an opportunity to take a new inclusive democratic path
news.un.org | 2020-08-28
The Government of Myanmar should embrace upcoming national elections, scheduled for November, as an opportunity to take a new and fully inclusive democratic path, and to address the root of causes of abuses suffered by ethnic minorities, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) has urged.
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Senate Dems share new climate report disappointing green groups and climate activists
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-28
"The report fails to address the vital need to end the extraction, processing, and burning of fossil fuels, and instead sees a future for fossil fuels tied to the false promise of carbon capture."
nationofchange.org/2020/08/28/senate-dem…

Where Trump is Getting His Lines
Jill Richardson | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
Rory McVeigh wrote The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan, a study of the KKK in the 1920s, in 2009 — long before Donal Trump became president. But it could almost be about Trump today. In the 1920s, white, male, U.S.-born Protestants worried they were losing status, economic clout, and political power. Catholic and Jewish…
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The Comeback of Manufacturing Jobs: MAGA Land and the Real World
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
We know that Donald Trump has no interest in reality, but just in case anyone might be tempted to take his boasts about bringing back manufacturing jobs seriously, it is worth a quick visit to the actual numbers. In 2016 Trump focused his campaign on a series of Midwestern swing states that had been hard…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/28/the-comeback…

The American Way of War, a Required Reading List
Matthew Hoh | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
The two books I tell people to read to understand not just the United States' war in Vietnam, but also its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the current world war the US has created and sustained that stretches from western Africa to Pakistan, are David Halberstam's The Best and the Brightest and…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/28/the-american…

William Perry Pendley Must Go
Erik Molvar | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
William Perry Pendley's nomination to lead the Bureau of Land Management has been withdrawn and while President Trump offered no explanation for withdrawing Pendley's nomination, it seems he didn't have the votes necessary for Senate confirmation. The Senate Democrats were united against him and a few GOP Senators found themselves in an election year hot…
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The COVID Heroism of Cuban Doctors
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
With Covid-19 roaring through the U.S., now is a good time to discuss Cuban health care. It's about as different from the American variety as possible. It is not for profit. It is socialized. It does not first resort to expensive medical technology. Its doctors live among the people, like in Haiti after the earthquake,…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/28/the-covid-he…

"Modern Attilla the Hun" Ravages Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iran… China and Russia Block The Momentum, Are They the Next Targets?
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
In 1991-1992, just prior to, and following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US gloated over its global supremacy which, of course guaranteed its unfettered dominance of United Nations agencies, the most powerful of which is the UN Security …
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Grocery worker sees fascist thinking at root of anti-mask campaign
Thomas Hart | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-28
SAN FERNANDO, Calif.–I trundle back inside the store, soaked in sweat and struggling to breath against a thick cloth mask. I could already see the rest of the day ahead of me: I'd spend the next ten minutes cooling off in our dairy box, chugging down some ice-cold water, then it's back to work with …
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Washington Schemes to Heat Up the Arctic
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
One of the more bizarre indications that Trump Washington is interested in the Arctic was made a year ago when he said he would like to buy Greenland, a vast territory that is administered by Denmark. It is about the same size as Saudi Arabia, and slightly smaller than India — a big country in which there is…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/28/washington-s…

Triumph of the shills
Derek Royden | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-28
It's beginning to seem like history is simultaneously repeating itself as both tragedy and farce.
nationofchange.org/2020/08/28/triumph-of…

India urged to lead global push for clean energy, climate action
news.un.org | 2020-08-28
India has a crucial role to play in promoting clean energy and climate action as the world looks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday.
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What Is Happening in Trump's Brain?
Ed Rampell | progressive.org | 2020-08-28
A new documentary diagnoses and analyzes the President as he goes postal.
progressive.org/dispatches/what-is-happe…

COVID-19: deceased patients' autopsies show remarkable immune failure
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-28
Recent studies have found that the deceased patients lack germinal centers in the spleen and lymph nodes. Germinal centers are where mature B cells can proliferate, and undergo mutations so that become long-standing fighters against a pathogen…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/28/covid-19-…

Definitive Eurasian Alliance Is Closer than You Think
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
This article was originally published on Asia Times. | We have seen how China is meticulously planning all its crucial geopolitical and geoeconomic moves all the way to 2030 and beyond. | What you are about to read next comes from a …
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"Made in Bangladesh". Women Workers in Dhaka Factories Fight For Their Rights. A Union Story
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
If you're gathering evidence of the victimization of Muslim women, this is not your film. Yes, Made in Bangladesh highlights exploitation in a country, most of whose citizens are Muslim. But this film's focus is women workers: people working to …
globalresearch.ca/made-bangladesh-union-…

How a communist youth organization in Kerala raised USD 1.4 million for COVID-19 relief
Muhammed Shabeer | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-28
Cadre of the Democratic Youth Federation of India in the State of Kerala raised USD 1.4 million by running a recycling campaign where they collected scrap from across the State and sold in to recyclers…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/28/how-a-com…

The Short Life and Long Afterlife of Fred Hampton
Gene Glickman | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
The events described here happened during my lifetime, but to many, they're "history." Fred's life, and the principles he lived by, still have much to teach us today. Life Fred Hampton (1948-1969), leader of Chicago's Black Panther Party (BPP), was one of the most brilliant and creative people the USA has produced. And that's why…
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Our enemy is imperialism, not abstract art: Fidel Castro
Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-28
Today, the threat of imperialism looms with increased might and is putting the future of life and the planet at risk. It has diverse manifestations from military aggression, to the pillaging of territories near and far by transnational companies for natural resources, the militarization of the planet and stockpiling of incomprehensibly dangerous weapons, a global economic order characterized by extreme inequality, and the subjugation of nation-states to international financial and trade institutions dominated by imperialist powers. While we are not always conscious of it, many aspects of our daily lives are shape…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/28/our-enemy…

Nick Sandmann: GOP's Poster Child for Fake Victimhood
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
A common complaint among Republicans is that their opponents are mainly in the business of manufacturing victims and turning those victims into Democratic voters. That complaint is true as far as it goes. Yes, Democratic politicians work overtime to get out the vote for their party by portraying society at large as having wronged members…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/28/nick-sandman…

We cannot be silent in the face of Trump's dangerous lies
Various Contributors | zcomm.org | 2020-08-28
Rev. Barber, clergy of various faiths called out the lies of the Trump administration on issues including the economy, voting, health care and race during a news conference in Charlotte on Thursday, the last day of the Republican National Convention…
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Apelo Aos Dirigentes Dos Nove Estados Detentores De Armas Nucleares (China, Franàßa, Ândia, Israel, Coreia do Norte, Paquistà£o, Rússia, Reino Unido e Estados Unidos da América)
Comitato No Nato No Guerra | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
Nós, pessoas de boa vontade, de todas as etnias e de todas as classes socioeconómicas, a viver em todos os continentes e a professar credos e religiàµes distintas, dirigimos a vossa atenàßà£o para a ameaàßa de uma guerra nuclear total …
globalresearch.ca/apelo-aos-dirigentes-d…

Appeal to the Leaders of the Nine Nuclear Weapon States
Comitato No Nato No Guerra | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
Initiative of the No War No NATO Campaign: | We, the people of good will, of all walks of life, living on all continents and professing different creeds and religions, direct your attention to the threat of an all-out nuclear war …
globalresearch.ca/appeal-leaders-nine-nu…

Hurricane Laura: Most dangerous hurricane to hit the US this season
news.un.org | 2020-08-28
Hurricane Laura is by far the most intense and dangerous hurricane to hit the United States this season, the UN weather agency said on Friday, the day after it made landfall on the US Gulf Coast.
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Under Capitalism Black Lives Are Adrift and Vulnerable
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
It's true. Too often, in too many circumstances, for too long, the lives of Black people in the United States don't matter. Black people fill prisons; their children fill terrible schools; many are poverty-stricken. But at issue here are the killings and people being left to die. Post-Civil War arrangements by which the victorious North…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/28/under-capita…

Clear Markers and Dark Delusions
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
"If anyone but me takes over… there will be a Market Crash the likes of which has not been seen before!" — Trump tweet You could say that this tweet is President Trump's prediction or prophecy with some rational basis to it but the refrain "which has not been seen before" is one that the…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/28/clear-marker…

Toronto Children's Hospital Recommends Back to School without Masks or Social Distancing. Detailed Report
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
First published by Global Research on July 21, 2020 | Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children (aka SickKids) has released a detailed report on "the harms of school closure on [children's] physical and mental health." Harms included: "Increased rates of depression, trauma, …
globalresearch.ca/back-school-without-ma…

Fed resets monetary policy framework to meet Wall Street's demands
wsws.org | 2020-08-28
The effect of the changes is to assure the financial oligarchy that the ultra-low interest rate regime, so essential to its wealth accumulation, will continue indefinitely.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/28/fedr…

PDF of August 27 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2020-08-28
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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12 Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic
OffGuardian | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
First crossposted in March. | Below is our list of twelve medical experts whose opinions on the Coronavirus outbreak contradict the official narratives of the MSM, and the memes so prevalent on social media. | *** | Dr Sucharit Bhakdi is a specialist …
globalresearch.ca/12-experts-questioning…

No Fire Without Smoke
John Davis | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
The aesthetics of the apocalypse are a well-worn art history trope, and writing at a distance from the clustered fires up north, sparked by lightning strikes, their consideration is an extravagance only made permissible, perhaps, by the recent local experiences of the Thomas and Woolsey fires which ravaged areas north of Los Angeles in 2017 – 2018. These more recent fires, however, are the clearest indication to date of the anthropogenic, global warming provenance of California's twenty-first century fire history. The fires arrived with the full force of Revelations 4: 8, "From the throne came flashes of lightning…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/28/no-fire-with…

The End of Duterte
Walden Bello | zcomm.org | 2020-08-28
Four Ways the Philippine Strongman Could Fall…
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Catholics Against Nukes: Archbishop Wester's Hiroshima Vigil
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
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 San Fe, in speaking at the online Hiroshima…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/28/catholics-ag…

Netanyanu the "Crime Minister", Once Again, Battling for His Political Life, … Immunity from Arrest?
Michael Jansen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyanu is, once again, battling for his political life and personal freedom. Thousands of protesters calling for him to resign have continued to mount protests outside his official residence in Jerusalem. They demand he step down …
globalresearch.ca/netanyanu-battling-pol…

Roaming Charges: Great Balls of Ire at the RNC
stclair | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
Day One + The Republican convention began, as all conventions should from now on, by deplatforming its platform. The stale ideologies of the pre-Trump party were replaced over the course of four days by a parade of the ridiculous and the repugnant, gun-slingers and fetus-worshippers, conspiracies and histrionics, white grievance, fake piety and unabashed money-grubbing.
counterpunch.org/2020/08/28/roaming-char…

Tom Cotton is wrong; we don't have to suffer for capitalism
Tim Libretti | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-28
Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton recently proposed legislation that would deny federal funding to schools that in any way used The New York Times' controversial 1619 project in its curriculum. The series explores the history of the United States through the lens of slavery, premised on the fact that accounts of slavery have not been …
peoplesworld.org/article/tom-cotton-is-w…

Does Trump know the limits of presidential power?
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-28
Since we aren't going to vote for Trump, and since not voting is pointless if we want a better government, then what?
nationofchange.org/2020/08/27/does-trump…

Will Trump Pardon Edward Snowden?
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
The name 'Edward Snowden' represents different things to different people. For those interested in government transparency and the rule of law, he is a hero, a man who initially tried to go through the 'proper' channels to publicize …
globalresearch.ca/will-trump-pardon-edwa…

Bannon's arrest exposes fraud at the top
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2020-08-28
Stephen K. Bannon may be in big trouble. Or maybe not. Pals of the very rich rarely pay for their crimes. It is generally the poor who are held in jail — which can be a death sentence in this COVID-19 pandemic. Advertising for money for the "privately-funded" We Build . . . | Continue reading Bannon's arrest exposes fraud at the top at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/08/50889/?utm_source=rs…

Kashmir Mainstream Parties Remain Principled in Their Allegiance To the Republic
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2020-08-28
Though the Centre has attempted to equate them with the separatists, the region's mainstream political leaders remain committed to the honourable politics of regaining lost constitutional guarantees…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/kashmir-mainstream…

Maeve in America: Taking it to the Streets
Maeve Higgins | progressive.org | 2020-08-28
A huge number of people have taken to the streets on foot, by bike, in strollers and wheelchairs, and even on roller skates these past few months, but we are nowhere close to the majority.
progressive.org/magazine/taking-it-to-th…

3 Oil Majors that Bet Big on Renewables
Alex Kimani | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
Big Oil has frequently been chided for merely trying to burnish its green credentials, and so far, it has done little to convince us that it is truly moving forward to greenness. Despite the much-vaunted megatrend involving the global electrification …
globalresearch.ca/3-oil-majors-bet-big-r…

Under capitalism Black lives are adrift and vulnerable
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-28
It's true. Too often, in too many circumstances, for too long, the lives of Black people in the United States don't matter. Black people fill prisons; their children fill terrible schools; too many are poverty-stricken. But at issue here are the killings and the people left to die. Post-Civil War arrangements by which the victorious …
peoplesworld.org/article/under-capitalis…

"Kamala Auntie": On the Vulgarity of Bourgeois Identity Politics in 2020
Julie Varughese | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-28
Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris for his running mate kicked off a flurry of think pieces in the media. Some of these opinions have attacked the anti-Black and casteist attitudes still prevalent among South Asians in the subcontinent and in the global diaspora. The former prosecutor and attorney general-turned-2020 Democratic vice-presidential nominee has been propped …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/kamala-auntie…

Restoration in Washington?
Serge Halimi | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-28
In 2008, when Barack Obama chose veteran centrist Joe Biden as his vice-presidential running mate, it seemed a prudent choice: Democrats had already expressed their desire for change by choosing a progressive African American who opposed the Iraq war to succeed George W Bush. In November, it's Biden's turn to run for the top job.
counterpunch.org/2020/08/28/restoration-…

It Is Time for a One-Time Pandemic Wealth Tax on Billionaires' Windfall Gains
Chuck Collins | zcomm.org | 2020-08-28
The 500 or so U.S. billionaires should make an extra contribution to the public health and economic needs of a country in crisis…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/it-is-time-for-a-o…

Q&A: Christmas Lecturer talks geoscience, climate change, and diversity
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-08-28
Professor Chris Jackson discusses the Christmas Lecture 'Planet Earth: A User's Guide', and the importance of role models in diversifying science.
imperial.ac.uk/news/203134/qa-christmas-lecturer-talks-geoscience-climate

Cholesterol drug combinations could cut health risk for European patients
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-08-28
More patients could benefit from combinations of cholesterol-lowering drugs to reduce their risk of stroke and heart attacks.
imperial.ac.uk/news/202854/cholesterol-drug-combinations-could-health-risk

COVID-19 immune system puzzles to be tackled by scientists
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-08-28
Imperial scientists are members of a £8.4m project to solve key questions on how our immune system interacts with COVID-19…
imperial.ac.uk/news/203173/covid-19-immune-system-puzzles-tackled-scientists

CHP and Golden Gate Bridge Police Violate Mask Use Ordinance at Protest
Concerned Citizen | indybay.org | 2020-08-28
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…

Thursday 8/27: Urgent Livestream: The Lies of Trump Are Too Much, We Can't Be Silent (PPC)
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-08-28
Online via livestream…
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Stand with Anarchist Publishers Banned by Facebook
Agency | indybay.org | 2020-08-28
Sign our open letter to oppose Facebook's "both sides" narrative as they align with the Trump administration to suppress the voices of activists and media producers associated with left protest movements.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/27/1883620…

Saturday 8/29: BLM, the Dodgers, and your rent
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-08-28
Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/99338725760?pwd=VjMxQ1FpWG45dV… | Meeting ID: 993 3872 5760 | Passcode: yUG5ak…
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The Fed and Central Banks Seek Cure for COVID-hit Economy
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2020-08-28
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…

Protect Public Education! Turn Our CCSF Community Demands into CCSF Board Goals!
repost | indybay.org | 2020-08-28
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…

Saturday 8/29: ERA: Strictly Speaking Equal Rights Should Have No Deadline
Women's Equality Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-08-28
Online via livestream…
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Protesters Tell Police "Wear A Mask!"
We Will Fight for the Living | indybay.org | 2020-08-28
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…
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Post Office Privatization Scams, Corruption & Politicians With Author Peter Byrne
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-08-28
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…

Leap of Peace, Day of Mourning near Golden Gate Bridge
Every Protest Needs a Dance | indybay.org | 2020-08-28
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…

Protesters Clash with Police Near Pedestrian Entrance to Golden Gate Bridge
Facing Two Pandemics | indybay.org | 2020-08-28
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…

Belarus: NATO Lobby Acknowledges That Its Color Revolution Failed
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-28
It is over. The 'patchy strikes' were never real industrial actions. A few journalist of the Belarus state TV went on a strike. They were unceremoniously fired and replaced with Russian journalists. A few hundred workers at the MTZ Minsk Tractor Works did a walk out. But MTZ has 17,000 employees and the 16,500+ who did not walk out know very well why they still have their jobs. Should Lukashenko fall it is highly likely that their state owned company will be sold off for pennies and immediately 'right sized' meaning that most of them would be out of work.
popularresistance.org/belarus-nato-lobby…

Mexico: First The Poor
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-28
Mexico is a semi-colony with a population of 129 million. Its political, financial and business elites are bound to the US, which receives 80% of Mexican exports. International corporations feast on Mexico's cheap labor and resources, from the maquilas in the north, to the central mines and the coffee lands of the south. Walmart is Mexico's biggest employer. | Mexico's GDP per capita is nearly one-third that of the US and 20% greater than that of China. (World Bank, 2019.) But while China will eliminate its poverty very soon, in Mexico half the country is poor.
popularresistance.org/mexico-first-the-p…

Victory For The Humboldt 3!
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-28
Es lebe die freiheit — long live freedom — is the cry of every Palestinian and all people longing for freedom from colonialism.They were also the last words of Hans Scholl, a member of the White Rose anti-fascist resistance movement in Nazi Germany, before his execution on February 22 1945. The White Rose brought the Nazis' crimes to public awareness, and demanded justice for their victims. | Over seventy years later we, the Humboldt 3, drew inspiration from the White Rose. Along with Israeli anti-Zionist activists Ronnie Barkan and Stavit Sinai, I disrupted a talk given at the Humboldt University of…
popularresistance.org/victory-for-the-hu…

British Soldier Arrested For Opposing UK Arming Saudi Arabia
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-28
A British soldier has been arrested for opposing the United Kingdom's role in the Saudi-led war against Yemen. Video shows Lance Corporal Ahmed Al-Babati of the Royal Signals being led away by military police from his protest outside Britain's Ministry of Defense in London. Al-Babati earlier released a video explaining his decision to risk his freedom rather than participate in what he feels is a grossly immoral war. "Our government continues to arm and support Saudi Arabia," he said. "We tried to make our voices heard by protesting in London, Manchester, Liverpool and many other cities.
popularresistance.org/british-soldier-ar…

White House defends military presence in South China Sea, accusing 'aggressive' Beijing of overestimating its borders
rt.com | 2020-08-28
Donald Trump's national security advisor has tried to justify Washington's air and sea operations in the South China Sea by saying the US has the "freedom" to do so, and dismissing all of Beijing's objections. | "The US always reserves its right to have freedom of navigation and freedom of aviation," Robert O'Brien told the Atlantic Council on Friday. "I c…
rt.com/usa/499353-us-defends-military-pr…

Award-winning investigative journalist ridiculed on Twitter after calling out Ivanka Trump for 'LEGOGATE' fib
rt.com | 2020-08-28
With 'Russiagate' done and dusted, and the 'Ukrainegate' impeachment a flop, some intrepid journalists have scraped the bottom of the barrel and come up with a new Trump family scandal: 'Legogate.' | Speaking to the Republican National Convention on Thursday, the US president's daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, shared a personal anecdote about moving to Washington DC with her family. "My son Joseph promptly built Grandpa a Lego replica of the White House. The president still displays it on the mantel in the Oval Office and shows it to world leaders, just so they know he has the greatest grandchildren on Eart…
rt.com/usa/499338-ivanka-trump-lego-jour…

Beijing warns of possible 'military accidents' after US carries out 'provocative' operation in South China Sea
rt.com | 2020-08-28
Beijing has cautioned against further US naval operations in the South China Sea, claiming that recent activities by the American side create conditions for an unintentional military confrontation. | A spokesman for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) said on Friday that a US warship entered Chinese territorial waters without permission. | | "We urge the US to stop such provocative behavior and restrict its maritime actions to avoid possible military accidents," Senior Colonel Li Hu…
rt.com/news/499286-china-military-accide…

Republican Senator Rand Paul gets swarmed & harassed by mob of 'over 100' after Trump's RNC speech
rt.com | 2020-08-28
An enraged crowd "attacked" Kentucky Senator Rand Paul in the vicinity of the White House, with some hot-headed mobsters going as far as to violently push officers escorting the prominent lawmaker. | Footage of the assault quickly spread on social media on August 28, showing Senator Paul and his wife slowly making their way through a street in the US capital after the final night of the Republican National Convention. | People are seen swarming the senator, with police forming a protective ring around him. | Things started to get more contentious when an officer appears to have been shoved into Paul, nearly k…
rt.com/usa/499275-rand-paul-attacked-mob…

Airlines forced to ground eight 787 Dreamliners after Boeing discovers 'manufacturing issue'
rt.com | 2020-08-28
A total of eight recently-manufactured 787 Dreamliners have been yanked from the skies after Boeing said the batch of aircraft left the assembly line with potentially dangerous flaws. | Boeing informed United Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Air Canada that aircraft they were operating suffered from a manufacturing issue that affected the strength of the jet's carbon fiber composite structure. The American firm confirmed the issue to aviation outlet the Air Current, stating that the current condition of the planes "does not meet our design standards." | So far, eight Dreamliners operated by United Airlines, Si…
rt.com/usa/499328-boeing-787-flaw-planes…

'Violence & destruction do not save black lives, they destroy them': Widow of David Dorn, cop killed by looters, says at RNC
rt.com | 2020-08-28
Ann Dorn, the widow of retired police officer David Dorn, shot to death in St. Louis amid violent protests, has urged the nation to "remember that every life is precious" while denouncing riots that cost her husband his life. | Dorn's widow — who like her late husband is a former St. Louis police officer — became one of the highlights of the fourth and final day of the Republican National Convention, which culminated with US President Donald Trump accepting his party's nomination on Thursday night. | She spoke at length about the ordeal she went through on the night of June 2 when Dorn, who was tryin…
rt.com/usa/499269-dorn-ann-rnc-speach-vi…

Tip of the Iceberg: Bollywood Celebs Speak Out About Drug Culture in Glam World
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-28
New Delhi (Sputnik): With the new twist of an alleged drug connection in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case and actress Kangana Ranaut speaking out on the drug culture prevailing in Bollywood, many celebs and critics have said there is indeed rampant use of narcotics. Some feel it's just "the tip of the iceberg".
sputniknews.com/india/202008281080303808…

B-Town Actor's Girlfriend Summoned by India's Top Probe Agency for Questioning in his Death
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-28
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's family has alleged the role of the actor's ex-girlfriend Rhea Chakrabory in his death and filed a case in Patna, Bihar, against her. Chakraborty has been accused of driving Rajput to suicide and taking his money by the family.
sputniknews.com/india/202008281080300042…

UK Needs a Big Vision, a New Start
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-28
I'm sorry Boris but I'm not going to come to London just to buy an overpriced sandwich and keep a multinational like Pret in business.
sputniknews.com/columnists/2020082810803…

Russian FM: US Sanctions on Institute Working on COVID Vaccine Aimed at Promoting Their Own Pharma
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-28
On Wednesday, the US slapped sanctions on five Russian institutes, accusing them of developing chemical and biological weapons. The restrictions were specifically imposed on a research institute of the Russian Defence Ministry that developed the first COVID-19 vaccine together with the Gamaleya Institute.
sputniknews.com/world/202008281080301180…

Noise of Modi's Self-Reliant India Lacks on Ground Action to Empower 3.5 Million Weavers, Artisans
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-28
New Delhi (Sputnik): As India tries to bounce back from an unprecedented lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a "Self-Reliant India (Aatmanirbhar Bharat)". In the meantime, the Ministry of Textiles has abolished all Indian handicrafts and handloom boards.
sputniknews.com/india/202008281080299316…

RNC vs DNC: Though Biden Leading in Polls, Strong Economy is POTUS' 2020 Trump Card, Observers Say
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-28
The 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) ended on Thursday night with Donald Trump delivering his acceptance speech. American observers have discussed the competitive advantages and flaws of the DNC and RNC shows weighing up the GOP's chances of attracting unaffiliated voters.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202008281080305…

Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi Moves to Reform Party, Keeping Party Dissenters at Bay
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-28
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's main opposition party Congress is grappling with an internal crisis in view of rising demand for a complete overhaul of leadership and to revive and restructure the group. The party's last full-time chief Rahul Gandhi resigned following the organisation's debacle in the 2019 parliamentary elections.
sputniknews.com/india/202008281080299092…

Rand Paul Thanks Police for Saving Him, His Wife From 'Crazed Mob' That Engaged Them After RNC
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-28
Ironically, the mob harassed the senator over the death of Breonna Taylor in whose name Paul named a bill, designed to ban the use of a no-knock warrant, which purportedly led to the killing of the African American woman during a police raid.
sputniknews.com/us/202008281080304374-ra…

China Boosts Infrastructure, Lays 5G Net Along Indian Border Amid De-Escalation Talks, Report Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-28
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and China have been engaged in talks at the military commander and diplomatic levels to disengage their troops along the border in the Ladakh region after a fierce standoff on 15 June, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. The Chinese Army has withdrawn from some friction points, except for two.
sputniknews.com/india/202008281080305291…

Trump Accepts GOP Presidential Nomination, Promises 'Economic Boom' During RNC Speech
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-28
The four-day Republican National Convention hosted various speakers, from members of the president's family and prominent GOP figures to media personalities.
sputniknews.com/us/202008281080298361-ke…

UK Study Shows Only Six Children Have Died Of Covid-19 — And All Had Serious Health Problems Already
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-28
The new research may reassure worried parents but also anger education unions who have raised concerns over all pupils returning to school.
sputniknews.com/uk/202008281080305569-uk…

Merkel on Greece-Turkey East Med Row: All EU Countries Have Obligation to Support Athens
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-28
Tensions in the eastern Mediterranean have been escalating since Turkey renewed its efforts to explore energy reserves near Cyprus. Ankara claims rights to parts of the island's offshore resources despite vehement opposition from Greece and some other EU states.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200828108030100…

Beijing on Possible US Ban of WeChat: 'There'll Be No Reason Why Chinese Should Keep Apple Products'
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-28
Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump announced numerous bans on business dealings with the Chinese social media platforms TikTok and WeChat via executive orders set to take effect on 15 September, citing national security risks.
sputniknews.com/business/202008281080305…

From Obama's Birth Certificate to Dancing Coronaviruses: Twitter Edits Melania Trump's RNC Dress
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-28
The first lady's pick of wardrobe is rarely ignored by eagle-eyed netizens, and even more so if it truly stands out not only for its design, but for its colour.
sputniknews.com/viral/202008281080304196…

Kosovo Endgame: A Perfect Storm of Betrayal
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-28
It is difficult to avoid the impression that the denouement of the Kosovo political saga is approaching at an accelerated pace. On September 4 an important meeting will be held in Washington, with President Trump's attendance at some stage strongly suggested. Its purpose is to sort out the finer details of what should soon be unveiled as a "comprehensive and legally binding" settlement between Serbia and its province of Kosovo. Kosovo has been illegally occupied by NATO since 1999 and was spurred on in 2008 to unilaterally proclaim its "independence." | A few preliminary facts need to be stated before embarkin…
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When Is a Peace Deal Not a Peace Deal? When It Is a War Deal
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-28
President Trump called it "historical" citing previous peace agreements in the region (the last one being between Jordan and Israel in 1994) while his son-in-law, awkwardly, heaped praise on him in a White House moment which made the president look like a belligerent tyrant of an African state and Jared Kushner his overpaid media consultant flown in for the event. | And yet, the only thing really which can be trumpeted as "historical" is the level of how far Trump, Nethanyahu and MbZ in the UAE are prepared to go in pulling off a great sham and deceiving us all about what this "peace deal" really is. The problem…
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Trump/Biden… Two Candidates Both Standing for War Party
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-28
How do we know there will be no change from the election of Donald Trump or Joe Biden? Because they are essentially two faces on either side of the same coin. This is more self-evident after the Republican national convention this week officially nominating Trump for the presidency which followed the Democratic convention last week putting forward Joe Biden as their candidate in the November election. | Both parties are wrapping themselves around the flag in a competition of jingoism and chauvinism. Literally. Speakers for either party have as mandatory backdrop, the ubiquitous stars and stripes bristling with na…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/28/tr…

The American Way of War, a Required Reading List
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-28
The two books I tell people to read to understand not just the United States' war in Vietnam, but also its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the current world war the US has created and sustained that stretches from western Africa to Pakistan, are David Halberstam's The Best and the Brightest and Neil Sheehan's A Bright Shining Lie.
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/28/th…

Louisiana left devastated as Laura's remnants move eastwards
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-28
The remnants of Hurricane Laura have unleashed heavy rain and twisters hundreds of miles inland. Flooding and more tornadoes are possible as the leftovers of the Category 4 hurricane move eastwards through Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.Laura weakened to a tropical depression late on 27 August, but could become a tropical storm again when it moves off the mid-Atlantic coast on 29 August.Damage in Cameron, Louisiana caused by Laura (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool)More than 750,000 homes and businesses were without power in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas in the storm's wake, according to poweroutage.us, whi…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Six men due in court accused of people-smuggling over container deaths
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-28
Six men are due to appear at the Old Bailey accused of being part of a people-smuggling ring linked to the deaths of 39 people in the back of a container. The bodies of the Vietnamese nationals were discovered on an industrial estate in Grays, Essex, shortly after the container arrived in Purfleet on a ferry in the early hours of 23 October last year. Among the men, women and children were 10 teenagers, two of them 15-year-old boys.39 counts of manslaughter: An inquest heard that their medical cause of death was asphyxia and hyperthermia — a lack of oxygen and overheating — in an enclosed space.E…
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Nine out of 10 people want to continue working from home, report says
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-28
Nine out of 10 people in the UK who have worked from home during lockdown want to continue doing so, according to research. | The report — Homeworking in the UK: before and during the 2020 lockdown — is believed to be the first to analyse survey data focused on homeworking during the coronavirus pandemic. | It said working from home in the UK rose from 6% of employees before the start of the pandemic up to 43% in April, with results indicating that productivity mostly remained stable compared with the six months before. | Its publication comes after reports that the UK government is planning to encour…
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Workers should not be intimidated back into the office, Nicola Sturgeon says
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-28
Nicola Sturgeon has said she will not "countenance" people being intimidated into going back to work in offices.Speaking at the daily coronavirus briefing, the first minister said reopening offices too soon would risk the virus spreading and compromise the ability to keep schools open."I will not countenance in Scotland any kind of narrative around this that is seeking to almost intimidate people back to work before, as a country, we have taken a decision that that is safe," she said. | ?? Watch live: First Minister @NicolaSturgeon holds…
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Monsoon rain wreaks further havoc in Pakistan, killing at least 20 more people
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-28
Heavy rain has hit Pakistan's financial capital Karachi for a fifth straight night, bringing further flooding and killing at least 20 more people, officials said, as rescuers evacuated people from flooded neighbourhoods.About 30in of rain has fallen on the city since 23 August when monsoon rain began lashing the city, forcing authorities to use boats to evacuate people trapped in flooded streets.Downed power lines caused widespread electrical outages, adding misery to the lives of many of the city's 15 million residents.A family wades through a flooded area (Fareed Khan/AP)Some workers stayed at their offices and…
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Banksy-funded rescue boat is helping to save refugees in Mediterranean
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-28
British street artist Banksy has funded a refugee rescue boat that is helping to save people encountering danger in the Mediterranean Sea. | The Louise Michel, a vessel that used to be owned by the customs authorities in France, launched under its new guise last week and features a painting from Banksy depicting a young girl holding on to a heart-shaped safety float. | The boat was renamed after a 19th-century French feminist anarchist, and is spattered in pink paint after the secretive artist "decorated her with a fire extinguisher". | It was bought with the proceeds of some of Banksy's works and is captained by…
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GOP Convention Pretended COVID Was Over While Creating Super-Spreader Conditions
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-28
He lied about testing, again. He lied about the China travel ban, again. He lied about the pandemic dead, again. He lied about supporting Black people, again. He lied about protecting coverage for pre-existing conditions, again. He lied about Joe Biden and Barack Obama, again and again. He lied about petroleum, the police, the military, the border wall, immigration in general, NATO, the economy, veterans… for more than an hour in the hot COVID night of Washington D.C., Donald Trump brea…
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Trump Proposes Expanded Drilling and Fracking in California Amid Wildfires
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-28
Especially given the climate-fueled wildfires ravaging the region, conservationists sounded alarm Thursday in response to a Trump administration proposal for an oil and gas lease sale in California, which would be the state's first such federal auction in eight years. | At issue are over 4,300 acres of public land in Kern County, an area recently dubbed "the oil in…
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White Supremacist Groups Have Infiltrated US Police Departments, Report Says
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-28
As law enforcement agencies and lawmakers respond to nationwide outrage over countless police shootings of Black Americans with pledges to address racial profiling and "implicit bias," the Brennan Center for Justice released a report Thursday on what it called "an especially harmful form of bias, which remains entrenched within law enforcement: explicit racism." | The presence of virulent racism within police ranks across the country has grown over the past two decades, Brennan Center fellow a…
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Trump Touts Stock Market Gains That Benefit the Wealthy as Americans Suffer
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-28
It is always curious when the health of the economy is equated with the stock market, as President Trump did when he touted the recent record highs of the S&P and Dow Jones, claiming he is presiding over the "fastest economic recovery" in U…
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Hurricane Laura Ravages Gulf Coast, Exposing Legacies of Environmental Racism
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-28
Hurricane Laura has slammed ashore as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm, bringing sustained winds of 150 miles per hour to the Gulf Coast. The strongest storm to hit Louisiana in over a century, Laura made landfall near the border of Louisiana and Texas. At least six people have been killed. Residents near Lake Charles were told to stay indoors with windows and doors shut when a chemical fire broke out at a Biolab plant. Hilton Kelley, the executive director of the Community In Power an…
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White House Official Spurns COVID Prevention: "Everybody Is Going to Catch This"
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-28
Around 1,500 of the president's supporters gathered on the South Lawn of the White House Thursday evening to hear Donald Trump formally accept the nomination for president at the Republican National Convention (RNC). | Before and during the speech, one thing was quite noticeable: In spite of guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging Americans to wear masks when they can'…
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Pakistan lauds Turkey's support on Kashmir
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
Pakistan on Thursday praised Turkey for its support for the people of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir.Following a meeting in the capital Islamabad with Turkey's envoy to the South Asian country, the chairman of Pakistan's Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, Shehryar Afridi, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's stance on Kashmir has helped internationally highlight the issue."President Erdogan has played vital role in exposing Hindutva designs against the people of Kashmir and Indian minorities as the goons of proscribed Rashtariya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) were lynching Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and…
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Germany calls for dialogue between Turkey, Greece
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday reiterated her call for dialogue between Turkey and Greece over the offshore energy exploration in Eastern Mediterranean. | "I made an effort to reduce tension. Sometimes this is only possible with both parties speaking over and over again," said Merkel during her traditional annual summer news conference. | "The discussion regarding the distribution of economic zones can only be carried out together. Germany is making an effort for this," she added. | "As EU member states, we all have a duty to take our Greek friends' rights seriously and support them where they are right."
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Top Turkish, Libyan officials discuss mutual issues
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
Turkey's foreign and defense ministers on Friday met separately with Khaled al-Mishri, the head of Libya's High Council of State.Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu, in a statement, said the two discussed Turkish cooperation with "brotherly" Libya, which he said grows stronger every day.Saying both countries are determined to speed up joint economic and commercial projects, he added that Turkey will continue to support the political process in Libya.In a separate statement, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said Hulusi Akar discussed the latest developments in Libya with Al-Mis…
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Turkish aid agency sends medical aid to Afghanistan
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
A Turkish aid agency Friday sent medical aid to Afghanistan to help the country fight COVID-19.The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency's (TIKA) Afghanistan office in Kabul facilitated the process.The two countries have strong historical, cultural and religious ties, and Turkey has always stood with Afghanistan, said Afghanistan's Deputy Health Minister Abdul Kadir in a statement. Kadir thanked Turkey for its contributions to Afghanistan's development.As part of the fight against COVID-19, the agency delivered to Afghanistan's Health Ministry the second batch of aid as well, said Zuhtu Cal, TIKA's coordina…
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Turkish, British defense chiefs discuss East Med, Libya
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
Turkey's defense chief and his British counterpart spoke over the phone Friday about recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Libya.Hulusi Akar and Ben Wallace spoke amid escalating tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean between Turkey and Greece.On disputes over maritime boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean, Akar on Thursday stressed that Turkey would not usurp anyone's land or sea, but at the same time, would not allow any attack on its territory.Turkey has long opposed efforts of various countries to exclude it from its rightful maritime jurisdiction and deprive it from exploring energy resources…
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Spanish police arrest pandemic-denier for inciting hatred
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
Spanish police said on Friday they had arrested a man near the northeastern city of Zaragoza, who believed the coronavirus pandemic to be a hoax, for inciting hatred and violence across several anonymous social-media profiles.The 38-year-old, who claimed that health professionals and the media were behind what he called the "COVID farce", urged his followers to attack politicians and journalists, police said."All this would be solved with a shot to the back of (Spanish Prime Minister) Pedro Sanchez's head," he wrote on one of his accounts.In other posts he said the headquarters of Spain's doctors' union should be…
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Saudi Arabia reports over 1,000 more virus cases
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
Saudi Arabia reported over 1,000 more coronavirus cases on Friday.According to the Health Ministry, 1,069 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 312,924.At least 28 more fatalities move the death toll up to 3,813, while the number of recoveries stands at 287,403.The pandemic has claimed more than 832,400 lives in 188 countries and regions since last December.Almost 24.5 million cases have been reported globally, with recoveries exceeding 16 million, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz…
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Indonesia sees highest single-day spike COVID-19 cases
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
Indonesia on Friday confirmed 3,003 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the highest daily rise so far, raising the nationwide tally to 165,887.The Ministry of Health reported that the number of recoveries rose by 2,325 for a total of 120,900.A further 105 fatalities were recorded in the archipelago country, bringing the death toll to 7,169.The ministry also announced that more than 33,000 tests for the virus had been administered in the last 24 hours.Health professionals have conducted at least 2.1 million tests since the first case was reported in early March.The capital Jakarta reported the highest daily surge…
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Japan's Shinzo Abe: 'Tired not retired'
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
The motto "politics demands producing results" has been the hallmark of top Japanese politician Shinzo Abe until he announced his resignation from the office of prime minister on Friday. "I have decided to step down as prime minister as poor health should not lead to wrong political decisions," said Abe, who has led the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as the country's longest-serving premier, besting the previous record of 2,798 days held by his great uncle, Eisaku Sato (1901-1975).He added: "I will continue [my political work] and will run [for parliament] in the next elections."Abe, also Japan's youngest prime m…
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Turkey to become battery production hub: Tech minister
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
Turkey aims to become a hub for battery production with its investments in battery modules, packages and cells, a senior official said Friday.To reach this goal, the country will support electric-electronic firms' investments in the automotive sector, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank told a ceremony by Korean automotive giant Hyundai that marked the launch of mass production of i20 model automobiles in Turkey's industrial province of Kocaeli.Hyundai's Turkey factory will cover half of all i20 output across the globe, with 90% of all vehicles produced to be exported, Varank noted.The minister also s…
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US Rep. senator says he was 'attacked by angry mob'
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
US Republican Senator Rand Paul said Friday he was "attacked by an angry mob" of more than 100 people near the White House, where he attended President Donald Trump's nomination convention."Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House," Paul said on Twitter in the early hours of today."Thank you to DC Police Dept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob," he added.In a video that emerged on social media, Paul and his wife Kelley are seen being escorted by police through a rowdy crowd of protesters.The motive of the confrontation is not clear yet.
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Foreign missions condemn rights abuses in Zimbabwe
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
In a joint statement issued Friday, the envoys urged Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa to walk the talk, after pledging two years ago to work with all citizens."It is in this spirit that the Heads of Mission express their deep concern with the current political, economic, social, and health crisis that most Zimbabweans are facing today."The Heads of Mission stand by the people of Zimbabwe in their desire for a peaceful and prosperous democracy," the joint statement read.The mission heads noted that the government was criticizing almost everyone including the Catholic Bishops for raising their voices against h…
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Top Turkish diplomat regrets Japan PM's resignation
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
The Turkish foreign minister on Friday expressed sorrow at the resignation of the Japanese prime minister due to health issues.In a Twitter post, Mevlut Cavusoglu said Shinzo Abe made a great contribution in the sense of improving diplomatic ties between Turkey and Japan.Cavusoglu thanked Abe for his efforts in this regard and wished him recovery.Earlier, the 65-year-old Japanese premier announced his resignation due to health concerns, saying: "I have decided to step down as prime minister as poor health should not lead to wrong political decision."The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will hold a poll of se…
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Police exempt cyclists from wearing face masks in Paris
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
Cyclists and people taking exercise in Paris will be exempt from a new requirement to wear masks outdoors to combat a surge in coronavirus infections, police said on Friday.The city's police department said officers would issue verbal warnings before imposing fines as many people were confused by changes in the rules on face coverings.From Friday, authorities have made it compulsory to wear masks everywhere in Paris. Until now, masks were mostly required in crowded areas of the city."It was not very clear for people to know where to wear (a mask) or not on the streets in Paris," resident Lauriane, who works in ma…
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Turkey says determined to preserve Idlib de-escalation zone
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
Turkey is determined to preserve the de-escalation zone in Idlib, Syria despite the violations of cease-fire and the brutality of Assad regime, the country's presidential spokesman said on Friday.Turkey's Ibrahim Kalin met visiting US special envoy for Syria James Jeffrey and his delegation in Istanbul.The Syria crisis, especially Idlib, political process in the war-torn country, works of Syrian Constitutional Committee, anti-terrorism efforts, asylum seekers, and bilateral and regional issues were the items of the meeting's agenda.During the talks, Kalin stressed that any political, economic, military support to…
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Germany would be ready to sanction Russia over Navalny case: Maas
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
Germany would be ready to impose diplomatic sanctions against Russia if it concludes that Russian state agencies were behind the poisoning of a critic of President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday."Concerning Russia's readiness to clear up the case of (Alexei) Navalny we will act like we did in the case of the Tiergarten murder," Maas said, referring to Germany's expulsion of Russian embassy employees over Moscow's lack of cooperation in a probe into the murder of a Georgian man in a Berlin park.
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Merkel warns coronavirus situation to get more difficult over winter
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday the coronavirus pandemic was likely to worsen in coming months, and that her government would respond by prioritising the welfare of society as a whole, notably its children, and the economy.The government will be "doing everything so that our children are not the losers of the pandemic. School and daycare need to be the most important things," she told reporters at a news conference.The government would also seek to keep the economy going, or to restart it where it was still stunted by the pandemic, and to preserve jobs.The third priority would be a spirit of social…
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El Al to fly Israel's first flight to UAE by commercial carrier, airport timetable shows
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-28
El Al Airlines on Monday will fly Israel's first flight to the United Arab Emirates by a commercial carrier, a timetable on the Israel Airports Authority's website showed, as the countries forge ahead with a deal to normalise ties.The direct flight between Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport and the UAE's political capital of Abu Dhabi is expected to carry an Israeli delegation and accompanying officials from the United States, which brokered the Aug. 13 accord.El Al and smaller Israeli rival Israir had submitted bids for the flight, an aviation source said. An El Al spokesman did not immediately respond to a request f…
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Free Speech Be Damned: Joshua Krook and the Australian Public Service
Binoy Kampmark | zcomm.org | 2020-08-28
What is challenging is bound to be offensive; what is audaciously defying is bound to rub the dullards the wrong way…
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Ministry of Defence Blacklists British Journalists Who Report on UK Military
Richard Norton-Taylor | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
The British Ministry of Defence has blacklisted Declassified UK, a media organisation producing in-depth, critical journalism on UK foreign and security policies. It is the latest attempt by Whitehall to censor the media and the National Union of Journalists has …
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Donald Trump Has Declared Himself Impotent
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2020-08-28
Donald Trump Has Declared Himself Impotent…
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Selected Articles: The Imposition of Compulsory Vaccination with a Biometric Health Passport?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-28
12 Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic | By OffGuardian, August 28, 2020 | [The government's anti-COVID19 measures] are grotesque, absurd and very dangerous […] The consequences on medical care are profound. Already services to patients in need are reduced, operations cancelled, …
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Time for Democratic Deficit Hawks to Go the Way of the Dodo
Marshall Auerback | thenation.com | 2020-08-28
Time for Democratic Deficit Hawks to Go the Way of the Dodo…
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Professional Athletes Are Showing America Just How Powerful Labor Really Is
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2020-08-28
Professional Athletes Are Showing America Just How Powerful Labor Really Is…
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The 'Abomination' of a Convention Makes Clear the GOP Threat
Eric Alterman | thenation.com | 2020-08-28
The 'Abomination' of a Convention Makes Clear the GOP Threat…
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US Law Enforcement's Warrior Complex Is on Full Display in the Streets–and in Leaked Documents
Chris Gelardi | thenation.com | 2020-08-28
US Law Enforcement's Warrior Complex Is on Full Display in the Streets–and in Leaked Documents…
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