Daily Archives: August 30, 2020

2020-08-30: News Headlines

Jonathon Flores and Nicholas McKenna (2020-08-30). Farm workers' lives on the line as California burns. liberationnews.org Even as fires in California cause unhealthy air quality all over the state, farmworkers are still working hard.

Glenn Greenwald (2020-08-30). The Social Fabric of the U.S. Is Fraying Severely, if Not Unravelling. zcomm.org Why, in the world's richest country, is every metric of mental health pathology rapidly worsening?>

news.un (2020-08-30). 'Wisdom' of Guatemala's indigenous people needed for sustainable development: A UN Resident Coordinator blog. news.un.org The wisdom and knowledge of indigenous people in Guatemala is central to the realization of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, targets agreed by countries around the world to end poverty, maintain peace and preserve the health of the planet. In this blog, the UN Resident Coordinator in Guatemala Rebeca Arias Flores explains how sustainable development is not new, but simply a new name that draws on ancient wisdom that is renewed with each generation of indigenous people.

Juan Cole (2020-08-30). Chadwick Boseman's Wakanda: Afro-Futurism is in the Present. zcomm.org In one of his many achievements, Boseman (along with the MCU creative team) deployed the tropes of science fiction to create new images of Africa, but African scientific and technological advance is in the present…

Mark Taliano (2020-08-30). Video: Canada Anti-Civid Measures Rally in Ottawa on Parliament Hill, Against the Mask and Social Distancing. globalresearch.ca In the first video, Pastor Henry Hildebrandt of the Church of God, in Aylmer, ON., decries the government's infringement of Canadians' Constitutionally-enshrined freedoms to assemble and to worship. | He sees the government-imposed COVID measures as a form of social conditioning….

Dave Welsh (2020-08-30). SF School bus drivers: 'Don't throw us under the bus!'. workers.org For 50 years, the San Francisco school bus drivers union has led the fight for safe — and unionized — transportation of children to and from school. Now the school district and its bus contractor First Student are threatening to lay off 260 drivers and strip them of their healthcare . . . |

Subodh Varma (2020-08-30). COVID-19: How and why India is losing the battle. peoplesdispatch.org It has become customary to say that given its huge population, India is doing much better than say, the US or Europe. This is how officialdom is trying to explain away the shockingly high numbers of total confirmed cases (over 340,000 on August 29) and total deaths (nearly 63,000) — both of which put India at the third position globally, behind the US and Brazil. | However, the comparison is not really valid. India needs to be compared not with the US and Europe but to regions of the world where the population's age, economic standards and healthcare access is similar. Such a comparison reveals that, in fac…

G. Dunkel (2020-08-30). Masses cheer as protests force out government in Mali. workers.org Bamako, Mali After months of agitation and protests — some going on for days, involving thousands of people and substantial injuries — the Malian Army arrested President Ibrahim Boubacar KeàØta (IBK), Prime Minister Boubou Cissé and the entire cabinet Aug. 18. The June 5 Movement — Rally of Patriotic . . . |

Otis Grotewohl (2020-08-30). Workers and communists in Belarus unite behind Lukashenko. workers.org As the corporate-owned press continues its biased coverage of the neoliberal gatherings in Belarus disputing the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko, the Communist Party of Belarus (CPB) has helped organize rallies in Minsk to celebrate his election victory. Since its foundation in 1996, the CPB has supported Lukashenko and attributed . . . |

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-08-30). U.S. Control of Alexandroupolis Port Will Not Help to Protect Greece from Turkey. globalresearch.ca The Greek Private Asset Utilization Fund (HRADF) will sell a 67% stake of Alexandroupolis Port in northern Greece near the border with Turkey and Bulgaria. Two American companies are believed to be interested in the deal. Selling a port of …

Judy Atkins (2020-08-30). Digging in on Issues at the Local Level Works. zcomm.org We need a new vision of local and state progressive parties with a class perspective…

Newsclick (2020-08-30). The raging power struggle in North Africa and Mediterranean. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the faultlines emerging in west Asia and north Africa where Turkey and the Gulf monarchies have been engaging in a geopolitical contest…

Shane Quinn (2020-08-30). Prior to the Cold War: US Nuclear Plans Entailed Blowing Up Hundreds of Chinese, Soviet and Eastern European Cities. globalresearch.ca On 30 August 1945, Major General Lauris Norstad dispatched a document to his superior, General Leslie Groves, outlining a total of 15 "key Soviet cities" to be struck with US atomic weapons.

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-08-30). TikTok ban and Trump's extortionist policies. peoplesdispatch.org China sees the US demand for opening their and others' markets, while ordering ByteDance to sell TikTok, as another version of the Opium War. If TikTok owning the data of its users is dangerous to national security, so is Facebook and Google owning their users' data…

Umer Beigh (2020-08-30). Three years after beginning of genocide in Myanmar, Rohingyas have been abandoned. peoplesdispatch.org Nearly 750,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar fearing persecution at the hands of the military. Those who remain in the volatile Rakhine State are still at risk, making the slogan "never again" appear empty…

Donald Monaco (2020-08-30). The Twilight of Democracy in the United States. Architecture of a Totalitarian Police State. globalresearch.ca The United States has erected the legal and institutional architecture of a totalitarian police state. | Institutionally, the national security autocracy has merged with the military, law enforcement and a vast private intelligence network to create a massive physical apparatus of …

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-08-30). Zimbabwe's left and progressive forces face a quandary. peoplesdispatch.org The government in Zimbabwe is relying on large scale deployment of security forces to quell the protests sweeping the country, which may turn into a mass uprising. Left forces have however warned that the protests could be hijacked…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-08-30). September 11, 2001: "The Global War on Terrorism" is Fake. Al Qaeda is "Made in America" globalresearch.ca Next week, at the hight of the Covid crisis, we will be commemorating. It was 19 years ago. It was a criminal undertaking and a Big Lie. It was a pretext and justification to initiate the "Global War on Terrorism"…

In SF Bay Area Protesters Say It's Not Enough, Hit the Streets (2020-08-30). Regarding Postmaster General DeJoy Temporarily Suspending Some Recent Policy Decisions. indybay.org Despite limited concessions by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy after a public outcry against mail delaying tactics, community members and postal workers rallied to demand that Congress save the US Postal Service in protests across the US. Of course the San Francisco Bay Area was no exception. On August 19, APWU National President Mark Dimondstein issued a statement saying why concessions made to assuage concerned Americans are not enough.

R. Robertson (2020-08-30). Protesters in Oakland Decry Police Brutality During Historic Week. indybay.org Moved by anger after police in Kenosha, Wisconsin shot Jacob Blake numerous times in the back, protesters demonstrated with outrage on Aug 26 in Oakland. Protests continued through the week.

Kenosha Reaction (2020-08-30). Creative Protest in Palo Alto After Another Black Man Shot by Police. indybay.org Short videos from protest in Palo Alto of August 27 include a demonstrator holding flowers and dancing to rap number "Fuck the Police." | Ten seconds and seven seconds in length.

Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network (2020-08-30). Fall 2020 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Immigrant News Alert! indybay.org ICE Is Leaving Immigrants To Die In Detention, Trump Used Looted Venezuelan Public Money To Build Border Wall With Mexico…

Sean Callebs (2020-08-30). The Heat: Donald Trump's case for four more years. america.cgtn.com US President Donald Trump makes his case for four more years. We will take a look at the Republican National Convention and what can we expect if he gets re-elected.

sputniknews (2020-08-30). Trump Ready to Provide Law Enforcement Assets to Any US Governor Regardless of Party Affiliation. sputniknews.com The city of Portland has been engulfed in protests, some of which have turned violent or resulted in looting and arsons, for months. However, local authorities have refused to accept assistance from the federal government to quell the unrest, despite pressure from the White House and criticism from President Donald Trump.

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Turkey slams Islamophobic act by 'modern barbarians'. yenisafak.com "They shamelessly burn the Qur'an, the sacred book of Islam, in the middle of Europe. They then claim to be the paragons of reason, logic, freedom and justice," Ibrahim Kalin said in a tweet."They label anyone not like them as anti-reason bigots and retros. Modern barbarians know no limits in primitive mindset."The incident took place in the Swedish city of Malmo on Friday evening, where far-right activists of the anti-Muslim group Stram Krus (Hard Line) burned a copy of the Quran at a rally in the largely migrant neighborhood of Rosengard.The Turkish Foreign Ministry has also vehemently criticized the incident,…

yenisafak (2020-08-30). At least three migrants die as boat catches fire off Italy. yenisafak.com At least three migrants died when a fire broke out on a boat carrying them close to the southern coast of Italy on Sunday, police and health officials said.Another five migrants were injured and taken to hospital, health authorities in the Italian port city of Crotone said.Two police officers were hurt as they tried to help the migrants, the Crotone police force said, without going into further details.

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Montenegro holds parliamentary polls amid pandemic. yenisafak.com More than half a million voters are expected to cast their ballots on Sunday in Montenegro's fifth parliamentary elections since independence.Candidates from 11 coalitions, six alliances, and five parties are vying for a place in the 81-seat parliament.The main contest is expected between President Milo Djukanovic's pro-West Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), which has ruled the country for 30 years, and the opposition Democratic Front (DF), which leans more towards Russia and Serbia.However, neither of the two is projected to win a majority in parliament.Montenegrins can vote at 1,217 polling stations until 8…

Betsey Piette (2020-08-30). Trump's COVID-19 Rx: Less science, more politics. workers.org On the eve of the Republican National Convention, on Aug. 23, Trump took to the airwaves to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved an emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma for COVID-19 treatment. The previous day, Trump had accused the FDA of delaying the rollout of . . . |

pip.hinman (2020-08-30). Never say never in these improbable times. greenleft.org.au

South Front (2020-08-30). Video: UAE and Israel Plan to Create Intelligence Bases on Yemen's Socotra Island. globalresearch.ca Israel and the United Arab Emirates are going to create a military intelligence-gathering infrastructure on Yemen's Socotra Island, according to Arab and French sources. | The 3,650km2 island, located south of the Yemeni mainland in the Indian Ocean, overlooks the Bab …

Sasha Abramsky (2020-08-30). Trump Is Laying the Groundwork to Reject the Results of the Election. zcomm.org Trump apparently hopes to place an armed force intended to scare would-be voters away from polling sites…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-08-30). Why Trump Commands So Much Loyalty From His Base. zcomm.org Trump offers specific promises and doesn't bother smoothing his rough edges. In contrast, Biden offers "decency" and other character traits without bold and concrete pledges…

Sandipan Talukdar (2020-08-30). Half of the world's oceans are already affected by human-induced climate change. peoplesdispatch.org A recent study of ocean depths shows that 20-55% of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans have shown an emergent human-induced signal and it is likely to increase to 40-65% and up to 80% by 2080…

Maurizio Guerrero (2020-08-30). A Direct Legacy of Slavery, Domestic Worker Exploitation Is On the Rise In the U.S. zcomm.org The pandemic has left already vulnerable workers even more exposed to abuses on the job…

Michelle Accorso Sapere (2020-08-30). In Battle for Virtual Schools, Rochester Teachers Caucus Leads from Below. zcomm.org As we move forward, we're confident we will continue to push a conservative union toward more progressive stances and actions, and we honestly care little who gets the credit for it.

Steven Sahiounie (2020-08-30). The US and Russia Collide, while Syrians Call for US Withdrawal. globalresearch.ca Wednesday's collision between Sheiks and elders of the Arab Al-Uqaydat …

Thomas Klikauer (2020-08-30). Delivering Resistance @ Deliveroo. zcomm.org Aided with today's technology, this would be a new vision and an extension of human solidarity through modern technology. Mutual Aid is what makes us human…

Akio Tanaka (2020-08-30). Help Pacifica- Support the New Bylaws- Do Sign the Petition! indybay.org "… it would be beneficial for the Foundation to review its Bylaws and consider any revisions to simplify them and encourage more productive meetings…."

SFSU Worker Defense Coalition (2020-08-30). Saturday 9/12: SFSU Workers' Picket: No Layoffs! indybay.org Outside the SFSU Campus | 19th Avenue at Holloway | San Francisco, CA…

Inspired by Locomotive of American History (2020-08-30). 8/28/20: 57th Anniversary of 1963 March on Washington. indybay.org Whether you remember the 1963 March on Washington where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous I Have A Dream speech or not, the 8/28/20 "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March on Washington organized by Martin Luther King, III and Al Sharpton, is well worth watching as a reminder to us all that the locomotive of American history is the Black Liberation Movement. You can see the rally and hear the wide variety of speakers at www.c-span.org/video/?475069-1/national-…

Human Agenda (2020-08-30). Tuesday 9/8: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: EQUITY. indybay.org Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…

Human Agenda (2020-08-30). Wednesday 9/16: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: SUSTAINABILITY. indybay.org Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-08-30). 2020 International Juneteenth Food and Wine Festival. indybay.org Together, we look forward to returning to Memphis, Tennessee, a birthplace of the Blues, reclaiming our ancient sacred mounds of Mississippian culture along "Ole Man River"

Heinz Bontrup (2020-08-30). Working Hours: A four-day week. indybay.org Reducing working hours is a socio-economic investment that often brings better long-term health and more time sovereignty. A three-day or four-day workweek is the only way to ensure meaningful work to the rising generation. State or public employment is necessary to supplement private employment. Part-time workers should work more while 38-hour workers should work less.

Human Agenda (2020-08-30). Monday 9/14: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: KINDNESS. indybay.org Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…

R. Robertson (2020-08-30). Golden Gate Bridge Action: "Confrontation with Police Was a Rehearsal for November 4" indybay.org Organizers of the "March for the Dead Fight for the Living" action of August 21 called their action preparation for election day.

Bradley Allen (2020-08-30). Clean Air and Fire Safety Concerns at Calpella Wood Pellet Plant. indybay.org Activists are demanding transparency from the Air Quality Management District and an investigation by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors and Public Health Department regarding the health and environmental hazards attributable to pollution from the Calpella Wood Pellet Plant.

Human Agenda (2020-08-30). Wednesday 9/2: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: DEMOCRACY. indybay.org Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…

Peter Maiden (2020-08-30). Car Caravan in Fresno Promotes Equity. indybay.org In Fresno on Monday, August 24 Cars were decorated with signs promoting equity through taxing millionaires and billionaires. They then drove in a caravan through the city.

repost (2020-08-30). CCSF Reactionary Bd Of Trustees Send Art Supplies From Ft. Mason To Dump. indybay.org The reationary union busting CCSF Board Of Trustees including Board President Shanell Williams are sending Art supplies to a dump in the midst of a pandemic.

No Racial Profiling (2020-08-30). Loud Protest at Tiburon Police Station After Police Harass Black Shop Owner. indybay.org Protesters rallied in Tiburon after police harassed a Black shop owner, demanding he prove he belonged there … in his own store. 32 second video.

Human Agenda (2020-08-30). Thursday 9/10: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: COOPERATION. indybay.org Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…

Monterey Peace and Justice Center (2020-08-30). Saturday 8/29: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons. indybay.org Monterey Peace & Justice Center YouTube livestream: www.youtube.com/channel/UCP1w-ymh_t13xi8… | Or join in the event via Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k1NG…

Speakeasy (2020-08-30). Friday 9/18: A Tourist Tour of the Solar System. indybay.org On-line at: www.speakeasy.com/event/tourist-sights-s…

_____ (2020-08-30). The Two Parties Have Failed Us, But The People Can Succeed. popularresistance.org The Republican and Democratic Party conventions showed that both major parties are failing to control the pandemic and protect people, address the climate crisis and clean up the environment, support families and businesses during the economic collapse, prevent police violence or deal with any of the other major problems we face. | These were two substance-less conventions. The Democrats focused on criticizing Trump without putting forward an agenda while the Republicans claimed Biden was a front for socialism when he is a deeply embedded corporate Democrat.

_____ (2020-08-30). Senate Democrats' New Climate Report Disappoints. popularresistance.org Senate Democrats released a climate action report earlier this week leaving green groups, environmental activists, and progressive campaigners disappointed. | Critics of the report are saying there is not nearly enough action involved to fight the threat of global heating that is caused by human activity. "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."

_____ (2020-08-30). Definitive Eurasian Alliance Is Closer Than You Think. popularresistance.org 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 series of private, multilateral discussions among intel analysts, and may helpfully design the contours of the Big Picture. | In China, it's clear the path ahead points to boosting internal demand, and shifting monetary policy towards the creation of credit to consolidate the building of world-class domestic industries. | In parallel, there's a serious debate in Moscow that Russia should proceed along the same path.

_____ (2020-08-30). How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism. popularresistance.org Figuring out what we want our tech to look like is crucial if we're going to get out of this mess. Today, we're at a crossroads where we're trying to figure out if we want to fix the Big Tech companies that dominate our internet or if we want to fix the internet itself by unshackling it from Big Tech's stranglehold. We can't do both, so we have to choose. | I want us to choose wisely. Taming Big Tech is integral to fixing the internet, and for that, we need digital rights activism.

_____ (2020-08-30). VIDEO: Kosovo Endgame: a Perfect Storm of Betrayal. strategic-culture.org From a Western Perspective Kosovo was liberated from a bloody conflict but for the Serbs and some others it was "partitioned" by a global bureaucracy. Watch the video and read more in the

_____ (2020-08-30). Ghosts of the American Republic. strategic-culture.org Let us update the wisdom of Sigmund Freud to the Age of Marshall McLuhan and Philip K. Dick: Sometimes the image, or label of the cigar is far more important than any petty real cigar — especially if there are no cigars left in the world. | American democracy in the third decade of the 21st century is but a vague, fading shadow, a dimly receding echo of whatever it even was 40 or 50 years ago. The acclaimed "success" of the Democratic convention that was supposedly held "in" the city of Milwaukee in the Midwest state of Wisconsin is a perfect example of this strange post-reality echo. | The classic American…

sputniknews (2020-08-30). Trump Crows Over New Poll Predicting Landslide Victory in November. sputniknews.com Previous polls have put Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the lead, but the new results show Donald Trump scoring heavily among "shy voters" who hide their intentions from Pollsters. The poll predicted a big victory for Trump in a repeat of the 2016 election which Hillary was hotly tipped to win.

sputniknews (2020-08-30). UK's Matt Hancock Ripped for 'Scaremongering' Comments About 'Serious Threat' of Second COVID Wave. sputniknews.com A recent interview with the UK health chief has sparked utter disbelief and anger among business leaders, who suggested that "career politicians" will hardly lead the country successfully through the woes of the corona crisis.

sputniknews (2020-08-30). 'Team up for Toys': Narendra Modi Urges Indians to Prop up Domestic Producers in Blow to China. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India imports around 90 percent of its needs of plastic toys from China. The initiative to curb Chinese imports comes at a time when New Delhi and Beijing are accusing each other of disturbing the years-old peace and tranquillity at the border by various means.

sputniknews (2020-08-30). UK Treasury Mulls $40 Billion Tax Hike to Plug Gap in Corona-Hit Finances, Report Says. sputniknews.com Earlier on Saturday, British business leaders berated Health Secretary Matt Hancock for "scaremongering" talk about a possible second national lockdown that they said risks causing "untold damage" to businesses trying to recover from the first one.

sputniknews (2020-08-30). German Police Push Back 'Anti-Corona' Protesters as They Attempt to Storm Parliament – Videos. sputniknews.com Saturday's demonstrations in Berlin saw tens of thousands of people, as per authorities' data, take to the streets to protest against the anti-coronavirus measures put in place by the German government to curb the spread of COVID-19.

sputniknews (2020-08-30). Black Panther Actor Boseman Had Close Bond with Late NBA Legend Kobe Bryant, He Told HBO Show. sputniknews.com After Kobe Bryant's death in January, Chadwick Boseman recalled how the two had planned a joint project, as the NBA pro had considered dipping his toe into something artistic, albeit also sports-related.

sputniknews (2020-08-30). Israel Engaged in 'Many More' Secret Talks With Arab Leaders on Establishing Ties, Netanyahu Says. sputniknews.com Earlier this month, Israel signed a landmark agreement brokered by the United States that paved the way for establishing diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates, making the Gulf monarchy the third Arab country to forge ties with Israel.

sputniknews (2020-08-30). Development of Russo-Turkish Cooperation is Important for the Whole World, Istanbul Mayor Says. sputniknews.com This week, a delegation of the Russian-Turkish Business Council (RTBC) and Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu held a meeting led by the Chairman Ahmet Palankoev discussing measures to boost the bilateral trade turnover amid the coronavirus outbreak. The mayor has shed light on potential spheres that could prove lucrative for both sides.

Staff (2020-08-30). COVID-19 Could Set Back Women's Economic Progress for Decades. truthout.org Nothing in recent decades has shown the extent to which our care industry is

Staff (2020-08-30). Hundreds of Thousands of Primary Absentee Voters Must Reapply to Vote in Fall. truthout.org This article was produced by On August 20, the Wisconsin Elections Commission

James E. Varner (2020-08-30). Trump's Postmaster General Should Be Returned to Sender. zcomm.org I've been a postal driver for over 20 years. I've never seen an attack on the service like this one.

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Turkey to EU: 'Be fair, Turkey will not pull back'. yenisafak.com Turkey's Vice President Fuat Oktay sat down Saturday in an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency to discuss the latest developments in Eastern Mediterranean, regional and international issues, and the country's foreign policy.He stressed that Ankara "expects fairness [from the EU]. Nobody should expect Turkey to pull back in line with this fairness."When Turkey resumes exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean, do you have different goals there? Do you plan to do something else? Why does Europe react so actively?Unfortunately, we do not remember Europe supporting Turkey for any issues in favor of Ankara, standin…

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Mauritius fishermen battle to save dozens dolphins near oil spill. yenisafak.com Fishermen battled on Sunday to save dozens of injured dolphins washed ashore in Mauritius where in recent days at least 40 of the animals were found dead in a lagoon near the site of an oil spill from a Japanese bulk carrier which struck a coral reef.Yasfeer Heenaye, a fisherman near Pointe aux Feuilles on the island's eastern shore, said he had counted at least 45 dead dolphins since they were first discovered on Wednesday, and said half a dozen more dolphins were in the bay fighting for their lives.He said he believed the animals' vision was impaired by the spilled oil, which is how they ended up on the reef wh…

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Turkey to start space trials of domestic rocket engines, says Erdogan. yenisafak.com Turkey will start space trials of its liquid-propellant rocket engines, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday."I would like to announce the start of the first space trials of domestically developed liquid-propellant rocket engine technology," Erdogan said at the opening ceremony of Turkey's leading defense company Roketsan's production facility and research center in the capital Ankara.Early this year, Erdogan promised the launch of a national space program in 2020 joining the ranks of China, the US, India and Russia.

yenisafak (2020-08-30). France in Lebanon: Solidarity or renewed neocolonialism? yenisafak.com Massive explosions that rocked Beirut on Aug. 4 made headlines around the world, with Hiroshima-like visuals that seemed hard to fathom.France, led by President Emmanuel Macron, rushed to the rescue of the ailing nation — with supplies, crisis and health care workers, and strong leadership.But why the immediate moves? Were Macron's actions a result of a shared history or a view on the future?Two enormous blasts erupted in the Port of Beirut after a neglected stockpile of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse was left for more than six years to decay and then ignited by fireworks stored in the same…

yenisafak (2020-08-30). S.African president Ramaphosa to appear before ruling party's integrity commission. yenisafak.com South African president Cyril Ramaphosa will appear before the governing African National Congress party's integrity commission over controversial campaign donations, the deputy secretary of the ruling party said on Sunday.Ramaphosa has staked his reputation on cleaning up South African politics since he replaced former president Jacob Zuma 2-1/2 years ago, but he has been constrained by factional battles in the ANC, where a section of the party remains loyal to Zuma."He has made contact with the integrity committee and he will be presenting himself there for a discussion on the CR17 funds," said ANC deputy secre…

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Lukashenko gets birthday call from Putin as Belarus protests rumble. yenisafak.com Russian President Vladimir Putin used a birthday phone call on Sunday to invite Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko to visit Moscow, a Kremlin show of support as thousands of protesters streamed into central Minsk demanding Lukashenko step down.President Lukashenko, who turned 66 on Sunday, is struggling to contain three weeks of protests and strikes since winning an Aug. 9 election that his opponents say was rigged. He denies electoral fraud and has said the protests are backed from abroad."It was agreed to hold a meeting in Moscow in the coming weeks," the Kremlin said in a statement after the leaders' call.

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Missing persons in Syria near 100,000: Watchdog. yenisafak.com In a report released on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said a vast majority of these people were picked up by the Syrian regime forces, followed by the ISIS/Daesh.A total of 84,371 were forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime forces, including 1,738 children and 4,982 women, it said.An additional 8,648 individuals, including 319 children and 225 women, were disappeared by ISIS [Daesh], the report added.Stating that disappearances were on the rise since 2011, the report said 991 people according to the Syrian regime died in detention. T…

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Jordan releases cartoonist held over UAE drawing. yenisafak.com Jordan on Sunday decided to release a cartoonist held for drawing a cartoon mocking a recent deal to normalize relations between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel.Emad Hajjaj was arrested by Jordanian police on charges of insulting an Arab country after he drew a caricature that mocks UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as Israel refused to allow the UAE to buy F-35 warplanes from the US despite Abu Dhabi's normalization deal with Tel Aviv."The Judiciary has ordered Hajjaj's release," his lawyer Marwan Salem told Anadolu Agency.The lawyer, however, did not give any further details, and there wa…

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Third Lebanese IMF negotiator quits post, says source. yenisafak.com A senior member of Lebanon's negotiating team with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has resigned, becoming the third to do so over deadlocked talks, a source close to the finance ministry told Reuters on Sunday.Talal Salman was economic advisor to the Lebanese finance ministry. A ministry spokeswoman declined to comment.Lebanon began talks with the IMF for a bailout in May after defaulting on its huge sovereign debt but the negotiations were put on hold in July due to a lack of action on reforms and a row on the Lebanese side over the size of its vast financial losses.The government that launched the talks r…

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Iraqi parliament accuses gov't of delaying reforms. yenisafak.com Iraq's Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi on Sunday accused the government of "dragging its feet" on carrying out reforms and holding early elections, despite growing public demands."The reform process has slowed down again and again despite efforts of the good and honorable [people] in this country," al-Halbousi said in a statement.He said the government's actions came "despite the legitimate demands of the people for change and reform through early elections and a government program that fulfil the people's demands".The speaker said the Iraqi parliament has shouldered the responsibility of "proceeding with…

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Turkish president marks 98th anniversary of Victory Day. yenisafak.com Turkey on Sunday celebrated the 98th anniversary of Victory Day, which commemorates the resounding defeat of the Greek forces at the hands of the Turks in the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, senior government and high-ranking military officials, and opposition leaders laid a wreath at Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Turkish Republic's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in the capital Ankara."Our critical achievements in different fields are the clearest indication of our will to protect the rights and interests of our country," Erdogan wrote in the Anitkabir memorial book.He also wrote: "We ar…

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Britain's Conservatives and opposition Labour tied in latest opinion poll. yenisafak.com Britain's Conservative Party and the main opposition Labour Party are tied in a new opinion poll, the first time the governing party has not been ahead for more than a year.The new poll by Opinium put both parties on 40%, with 47% of the 2,002 people polled between Aug. 26-28 disapproving of the government's handling of the country's coronavirus pandemic, compared with 31% who approved.Prime Minister Boris Johnson approval rating is still lower than Labour leader Keir Starmer's, although Starmer's rating has dipped, the poll showed on Saturday.

yenisafak (2020-08-30). COVID-19 vaccine diplomacy: Mexico courts allies across ideological spectrum. yenisafak.com Mexico is pressing ahead with an effort to forge COVID-19 vaccine alliances across a wide ideological spectrum of countries from France to Cuba as a World Health Organization (WHO) vaccine initiative will fall short of its needs.Mexico joined in early June the WHO's global COVAX plan, which aims to deliver at least 2 billion doses of approved vaccines by the end of next year and ensure "equitable access."But Martha Delgado, a Mexican deputy foreign minister whom President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador put in charge of Mexico's international response, told Reuters its share of that program was unlikely to be enough…

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Burst of success for progressive challengers in US congressional races may fizzle in Massachusetts. yenisafak.com A solid year for progressive Democrats who have defeated at least three incumbents in the U.S. Congress in primaries could fizzle out this week in Massachusetts where three party stalwarts were set to fend off challengers.The progressive model for success has seen an array of mostly young candidates, sometimes minorities, toppling older establishment incumbents. But the most prominent race on Tuesday turns things upside down with an older, veteran lawmaker claiming the progressive mantle from his younger challenger.Senator Ed Markey, 74, appeared to be holding off 39-year-old Representative Joe Kennedy III by tou…

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Thai royalists rally to support monarchy amid calls for reforms. yenisafak.com About 1,200 Thai royalists gathered on Sunday to support the monarchy after almost daily student-led, anti-government protests calling for change, with some seeking reforms of the powerful institution.Waving national flags and holding pictures of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, the group of mostly older people, called "Thai Pakdee" (Loyal Thai) many in yellow and some in white, urged Thais to protect the monarchy and the country.Rallying in an indoor sports stadium in the capital Bangkok, some had "We Love The King" written on their bandannas while others held placards with messages such as "Save the Nation", "Don't Bu…

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Iran marks Ashura with low-key ceremonies over virus. yenisafak.com Iranians marked the annual Ashura ritual with low-key ceremonies on Sunday, amid a coronavirus outbreak in the country.Shia Muslims hold mourning processions, which attract large crowds, on the month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar, to mark the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad's grandson, Imam Hussein, who was killed in a battle in the Iraqi city of Karbala in 680 AD.The day is commonly known as Ashura.All major ceremonies marking the day, however, were canceled this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Iran, one of the first countries in the region to report coronavirus cases in mid-February…

yenisafak (2020-08-30). OIC condemns Quran burning in Sweden. yenisafak.com The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday condemned the burning of a copy of the Muslim holy book Quran in the southern Sweden city of Malmo.In a statement, the Jeddah-based bloc described the burning as an "act of incitement and provocation" and "contradicts with global efforts to combat extremism and incitement to hatred based on religion and faith".A copy of the Quran was burned by supporters of racist Danish leader Rasmus Paludan, the leader of the anti-Islamic group Tight Direction (Stram Kurs), in Malmo on Friday.The rally was marred by violence, which left several police officers injured. At…

sputniknews (2020-08-29). Trump Vows to 'Go In and Take Care' of Portland if Mayor Wheeler 'Doesn't Get Control' of City. sputniknews.com Earlier, US President Donald Trump stated: "Are you listening Portland?", when touting that the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, saw no violence after National Guard troops were deployed amid violent protests sparked after the shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake, by a white police officer.

Eds. (2020-08-29). Workers, communities rise to defend the Postal Service. mronline.org The catchy rhythmic beat of Washington, D.C.'s home-grown Go-Go music was cranked up loud outside U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's home in a protest against actions that weaken…

Sue Sturgis (2020-08-29). Saving the U.S. Postal Service is a Civil Rights Issue. commondreams.org Dozens of mail boxes sit in the parking lot of a post office on Lafayette Avenue in the Bronx borough of New York City on August 17, 2020 . Mayor Bill De Blasio has called for an investigation after receiving reports of mailboxes being removed throughout the city. (Photo: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-08-29). U.S. Sanctions Russian Research Institute That Developed Covid-19 Vaccine. strategic-culture.org The US Commerce Department blacklisted a Russian research institute that helped create the world's first Covid-19 vaccine. | Ben NORTON | 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 institutes, including the Russian Defense Ministry's 48th Central Research Institute, which has worked with other non-military medical centers to develop and test the world's first Covid-19 vaccine. | In the midst of the global c…

sputniknews (2020-08-29). Wisconsin Dems Became 'Less Approving' of BLM Protests Before Kenosha Riots, Poll Shows. sputniknews.com By throwing their support behind the cause of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and anti-racism protests, Democrats may have picked the wrong social trend trend to chase after, recent poll data suggests.

Staff (2020-08-29). Watered-Down "Anti-Racism Training" in Schools Is Perpetuating Racism. truthout.org High school students have been in the streets all summer, and they're not backing down. Black Lives Matter protests have gone on for weeks. They've popped up in hundreds of small towns. More and more kids don't need to be taught that policing is racist, nor that police anchor a historic system of racial domination. They see it Now students are demanding deeper teaching o…

yenisafak (2020-08-29). Trump says NBA protest will 'destroy' basketball. yenisafak.com President Donald Trump said on Friday that what he viewed as political activity by the National Basketball Association would destroy the sport."I think what they're doing to the NBA in particular is gonna destroy basketball," Trump told reporters on Air Force One. He said it would be "threatening" to the NBA.NBA players halted play for three days in a protest sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.The league and players association said on Friday that playoffs would resume on Saturday in a deal that includes increased access to voting in the U.S. presidential election.Tru…

Ramona Shelburne, Marc J. Spears, Adrian Wojnarowski, Malika Andrews and Zach Lowe (2020-08-29). Inside the hectic hours around a historic NBA boycott. zcomm.org The NBA had reached a point where it just needed to stop. To think, to feel, to plan…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2020-08-29). Athletes Have Rekindled the Ember of Hope. zcomm.org When I boycotted the 1968 Olympics because of racial inequality I was ostracized. Now white athletes are joining their black teammates in protests…

Eds. (2020-08-29). Boycott by professional athletes expands in second day of protests against police violence. mronline.org The boycott by professional athletes of scheduled games and practices expanded on Thursday for the second day. The boycotts began yesterday with professional basketball players in protest against police violence and racism, in particular, the brutal shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday.

Ryan Devereaux (2020-08-29). The Thin Blue Line Between Violent, Pro-Trump Militias and Police. zcomm.org Police in Kenosha told armed vigilantes, "We appreciate you guys. We really do." Then one of them killed two protesters.

Unicorn Riot (2020-08-29). Minneapolis Police Arrest Many in Multiple Sweeps After ~700 March for Kenosha. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — Police targeted and arrested a group of protesters after a large 'Justice for Jacob Blake' march, culminating in over a dozen arrests later in the night. Nearly 1,000 people had gathered in downtown Minneapolis on August 24, the day after Blake was…

WSWS (2020-08-29). Republicans defend Kenosha gunman as nationwide protests continue. wsws.org The Democrats and the media are covering up the direct line that can be drawn between the fascistic statements of Trump and the vigilante killings in Kenosha perpetrated by Kyle Rittenhouse.

sputniknews (2020-08-29). 'I Hate Brussels Sprouts': Jacob Blake's Dad Baffles TV Host With Reply to Claim His Son Was Armed. sputniknews.com Earlier this week, Jacob Blake's father said that his son now has "eight holes" in his body and is currently paralysed from the waist down following the 23 August shooting of the African-American man by police officers in the US city of Kenosha.

sputniknews (2020-08-29). Jacob Blake Unshackled From Bed in Hospital After His Warrant Vacated. sputniknews.com The incident involving local police shooting Blake several times in the back left the African-American man paralysed and sparked a spate of protests in the Wisconsin city of Kenosha, some of which turned violent and resulted in looting sprees.

_____ (2020-08-29). People Are Protesting The Desecration Of A Historic Black Cemetery. popularresistance.org This summer, on an industrial and commercial section of River Road near the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda, you can regularly find area musician Brian Farrow in the roadway playing "Potter's Hornpipe," a song written by Black composer Francis Johnson in 1816 in honor of a destroyed African American cemetery. Nearby, protestors hold signs that say "Black Ancestors Matter" and "Black Lives Matter from Cradle to Grave," while Marsha Coleman-Adebayo of the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition and Macedonia Baptist Church leads chants of "Save Moses Cemetery!"

_____ (2020-08-29). Dem Convention Made No Mention of Russiagate or Impeachment, Because Those Were Fake Things. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | Despite their dominating mainstream news cycles for years on end, at no time during the four-day Democratic National Convention was the word "impeachment" ever uttered, nor was any mention made of the Mueller investigation into allegations of collusion between Trump and the Russian government. | Politico Eight months after Democrats mounted a historic effort to remove Donald Trump from office, not a single speaker uttered the word "impeachment" du…

Anya Parampil (2020-08-29). Real life member of the Cuban Five responds to Netflix film "The Wasp Network" thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with René González, a member of the Cuban Five whose real life experience inspired the recent Netflix film "The Wasp Network". They discuss his reaction to the film as well as what it was like for him to work as a Cuban agent in the 1990s monitoring right-wing …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-29). Waiting for the Old Bailey: Julian Assange and Britain's Judicial Establishment. dissidentvoice.org 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. The UK prison authorities are doing little to protect his health. The end result, should …

_____ (2020-08-29). Assange 'In A Lot Of Pain' Says Partner After Prison Visit. popularresistance.org Julian Assange's partner has visited him in prison for the first time in almost six months, and said he looked much thinner than last time she saw him. | Stella Moris took the couple's two young children to meet their father, who is being held in Belmarsh Prison in south-east London, awaiting an extradition hearing on behalf of the United States government. | Ms Moris and the WikiLeaks founder had to wear face masks and visors for the 20-minute meeting and were not allowed to touch each other. "We had to keep social distancing and Julian was told he would have to self-isolate for two weeks if he touched the child…

WSWS (2020-08-29). Labor MP denounces Australian government's refusal to defend Julian Assange. wsws.org Labor parliamentarian Julian Hill could just as well have condemned his own party's refusal to oppose the unprecedented persecution of the WikiLeaks publisher.

_____ (2020-08-29). Venezuela: Aggression In October? popularresistance.org A US-sponsored military aggression against Venezuela could take place before the November 3 elections in that country. On August 22, Admiral Remigio Ceballos, chief of the strategic operational command of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB), said that "The international intelligence agencies allied to Venezuela inform us that Colombia is preparing an aggression, and the FANB will respond with force and forcefulness to any aggression against the sovereignty and independence of Venezuela, under the command of our Commander in Chief Nicolas Maduro Moros". Coinciding with this, they met in Bogotá with Presiden…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-08-29). Video: Covid-Gate, The Political Virus. globalresearch.ca The national economies of 193 countries, member states of the United Nations were ordered to close down on March 11, 2020. The order came from above, from Wall Street, the World Economic Forum, the billionaire foundations. And corrupt politicians throughout …

Eds. (2020-08-29). On Contact: Teaching of history as indoctrination. mronline.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the teaching of history as a form of indoctrination with Professor James W. Loewen.

Yanis Iqbal (2020-08-29). The nonexistent peace in Colombia. mronline.org In Colombia, a spate of killings has been going on amid the Covid-19 pandemic. On 13 August, 2020, Colombian armed forces killed two Indigenous people and injured two community members during an eviction operation in El Berraco village in the Cauca department. Journalists Abelardo Liz and Johel Rivera, part of the "Liberation of Mother Earth" movement, …

_____ (2020-08-29). A Colombian Activist Is Killed Every 20 Hours. popularresistance.org The Alliance for Global Justice is extremely concerned with the recent increase of violence in Colombia. In our June 16, 2020 action, we asked you to sign a letter asking Members of the USA Congress to act immediately to protect the lives of social leaders, peasants, indigenous and Afro Colombians victims of the violence generated by the illegal arm forces present in their communities. Unfortunately, despite our efforts, the human rights situation in Colombia has worsened to disturbing levels. | In 2020, there have been 43 massacres with most of the victims in the Colombia states of Nariño, Cauca, Valle del Cauca…

Juan Cole (2020-08-29). How Trump brought us 11.1% Unemployment, lost Manufacturing Jobs, worsened Trade Deficits and Kowtowed to China. zcomm.org Trump has the worst job creation record of any modern president and far worse than even the much maligned Jimmy Carter…

Mark Taliano (2020-08-29). COVID-19 Scientific Statements Contradict Government Lockdown Policies. Fake Death Certificates. globalresearch.ca This article was first published on May 12, 2020 | *** | There exists a huge disconnect between publicly available real scientific evidence and government policy surrounding the Covid crisis. Consider the following scientific "admissions" and how they contradict government "lockdown" policies: …

WSWS (2020-08-29). Tate UK strikers: "COVID-19 is being used to inflict a jobs massacre" wsws.org Strikers warn that the pandemic is being used to enforce unprecedented job cuts and further privatise the arts and culture sector.

news.un (2020-08-29). UN agencies call for urgent disembarkation of hundreds of refugees and migrants rescued in Central Mediterranean. news.un.org Hundreds of rescued migrants and refugees currently on board three vessels in the Central Mediterranean, some of whom have been stuck at sea for weeks, must be brought to shore immediately, two UN agencies said on Saturday.

news.un (2020-08-29). UN agencies call for urgent disembarkation of hundreds rescued in the Mediterranean. news.un.org Hundreds of rescued migrants and refugees currently on board three vessels in the Central Mediterranean, some of whom have been stuck at sea for weeks, must be brought to shore immediately, two UN agencies said on Saturday.

Eds. (2020-08-29). Struggles in social reproduction during COVID-19: from East to West and beyond. mronline.org The COVID-19 pandemic showed, more than anything, the deep interconnectedness and mutual dependence of different sectors, areas of life, and countries and regions within the global capitalist system.

Shawgi Tell (2020-08-29). Cyber Charter School Disasters About to Worsen. dissidentvoice.org Recent news reports suggest that more parents and students are flocking to privately-owned-operated online charter schools, presumably due to concerns about the "COVID Pandemic."1 Parents, students, teachers, and the public at large should be aware that: The overall "academic performance" of cyber charter schools is consistently abysmal, even by the admission of staunch charter school …

Gloria La Riva (2020-08-29). Gloria La Riva on 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. liberationnews.org Hurricane Katrina was a natural disaster made a thousand times worse by the criminal actions and inactions of the government at federal, state and local levels.

Dean Baker (2020-08-29). Spending on Prescription Drugs: Lies My President Told Me #3,475,652. cepr.net Donald Trump's re-election campaign has been touting that he is tough on the drug companies, unlike the wimpy Joe Biden. Perhaps in Trumpland this is true, but not in the real world. Spending on prescription drugs has actually increased somewhat more rapidly under Trump than Obama-Biden, rising at a 6.3 percent annual rate under Trump …

Vijay Prashad (2020-08-29). Why U.S. political scientists are arguing that Evo Morales should be the President of Bolivia. mronline.org Three political scientists from the United States closely studied allegations of fraud in the Bolivian election of 2019 and found that there was no fraud. These scholars—from the University of Pennsylvania and Tulane University—looked at raw evidence from the Bolivian election authorities that had been handed over to the New York Times.

Vietnam News Agency (2020-08-29). Promueven Vietnam y Cuba cooperación en medicina. peoplesworld.org HANOI (VNA) — El viceministro de Defensa de Vietnam y jefe de la Dirección de la cartera para la prevención y el control del COVID-19, Tran Don, recibió hoy a un grupo de expertos de Cuba. Tran Don afirmó que durante las últimas seis décadas, particularmente en los momentos más difíciles, la cooperación bilateral evidenció …

Mike Walter (2020-08-29). The Heat: COVID-19 in the U.S. america.cgtn.com The number of new coronavirus cases in the United States fell for the fifth straight week. Could this be a turning point in the fight against the global pandemic?

Norman Solomon (2020-08-29). 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…

Philip Giraldi (2020-08-29). Vote-By-Mail Issue Could Lead to Violence. thealtworld.com The debate over voting by mail in America in November generally is defined by the interests of the two major political parties. Democrats insist that such voting enfranchises large numbers of citizens who would not otherwise be able to vote and is also secure. The Republicans argue that a large volume of voting by mail will guarantee that

Ralph Nader (2020-08-29). Democrats Must Demolish Trump's Delusional Law-Breaking Dystopia. commondreams.org President Donald Trump speaks on the fourth and final night of the Republican National Convention with a speech delivered in front a live audience on the South Lawn of the White House. (Photo: Jonathan Newton /The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-08-29). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

_____ (2020-08-29). CIA's Addiction to Afghanistan War. strategic-culture.org It is America's longest overseas war and shows no clear sign of ending despite a shaky peace deal underway between the Trump administration and Taliban militants. A phased withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan over the next year could yet be derailed, resulting in continued American military operations in the South Asian country — nearly two decades after President GW Bush launched Operation Enduring Freedom in October 2001. | US involvement in Afghanistan is the archetypal quagmire. Hundreds of thousands killed or maimed, trillions of dollars wasted, a failed state — despite American pretension…

sputniknews (2020-08-29). Afghan Forces Recapture Territory From Taliban, Kill 18 Militants, Local Authorities Say. sputniknews.com KABUL (Sputnik) – Afghan forces on Saturday managed to recapture an area, previously held by the Taliban* movement for years, in the eastern Nangarhar province, Ahmad Ali Hazrat, head of the provincial council, said.

WSWS (2020-08-29). Mississippi bus drivers walk out as schools push ahead with unsafe reopenings. wsws.org Deplorable working conditions and an immediate reduction of hours and pay impelled 45 percent of school bus drivers in Columbus, Mississippi to walk out on Monday.

Todd Smith (2020-08-29). Hydroxychloriquine vs. The Mask": a herd divided… dissidentvoice.org It has taken quite a while, but famous 2nd — or 3rd — iteration Fleetwood Mac lead singer, Stevie Nicks, has finally opined on the coronavirus crisis, and the 72 year old songstress of note imploringly had this to say, in a paraphrase: If I get this, I'll never sing again! This was from a …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-29). 500,000 Kashmiri have lost their jobs because of digital apartheid, says JKCCS report. peoplesdispatch.org A report by the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society remarks that the multi-faceted and targeted denial of digital rights is a "systemic form of discrimination, digital repression and collective punishment" for the Kashmiri population…

WSWS (2020-08-29). Social crisis, class struggle and the 2020 election. wsws.org The 2020 election is taking place against the backdrop of the greatest social, economic and political crisis in the modern history of the United States.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-29). STC abandons power sharing deal with the Hadi govt in Yemen. peoplesdispatch.org The development is a serious blow to the Saudi hopes of uniting the Hadi government and the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) in order to strengthen the fight against the rebel Shia Houthis in Yemen…

WSWS (2020-08-29). German federal and state governments protect profits instead of lives. wsws.org Chancellor Merkel and the German state premiers to continue their dangerous policies, despite increasing COVID-19 infection rates.

WSWS (2020-08-29). COVID-19 outbreaks continue unabated at US schools, putting millions at risk. wsws.org The past week has seen a deepening of the disastrous crisis surrounding the reopening of schools, with significant outbreaks occurring in schools across the country.

WSWS (2020-08-29). US government executes only Native American prisoner on federal death row. wsws.org Under the pro-death penalty, law and order administration of President Trump, the federal government has executed more inmates this year than in all previous 56 years combined.

Unicorn Riot (2020-08-29). March on Washington for Police Accountability. unicornriot.ninja Washington, D.C. — Nearly 70,000 people converged at the Lincoln Memorial to demand police accountability and racial equity across all sectors in America. The march was originally announced in June by Al Sharpton as he delivered the eulogy at George Floyd's funeral. Dedicating the march…

WSWS (2020-08-29). The Kill Chain: A new era of world war. wsws.org The Kill Chain exposes US imperialism's advanced war preparations against China, with Silicon Valley playing a critical role.

Unicorn Riot (2020-08-29). COVID—19 Testing DeMystified at Community-Informed Coronavirus Testing Site. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — For two afternoons, coronavirus testing was conducted in full view of the public, free to anyone, one block south of George Floyd Memorial Square. An open-air testing center had been assembled out of folding chairs, canopies, and clipboards in the parking lot…

Andrew Emett (2020-08-29). Sheriff resigns after caught on tape using racial slurs. nationofchange.org In addition to the racial slurs, the sheriff can also be heard verbally abusing a woman for several minutes.

Julia Conley (2020-08-29). 'Wild and timely' report details infiltration of far-right militias and white supremacist groups in US police departments. nationofchange.org "An especially harmful form of bias, which remains entrenched within law enforcement: explicit racism."

Jim Hightower (2020-08-29). Trump dishes up "Chicken á la Avian Leukosis" zcomm.org As always, the industry line is: "It's perfectly safe… trust us!"

Mnar Muhawesh Adley (2020-08-29). MintPress Is Recognizing Our Essential Workers: Independent Journalists. mintpressnews.com For the next week, MintPress News will be offline and enjoying Staff Appreciation Week with bonus paid time off to celebrate one of the most underappreciated Essential Workers working tirelessly and selflessly to keep us informed about stories the mainstream establishment media ignore or under look: Independent Journalists. Here's why…

WSWS (2020-08-29). Significant support for Joseph Scalice's lecture on the Communist Party of the Philippines. wsws.org Overwhelmingly the comments and posts on social media have been supportive of the lecture and opposed to the slanderous attacks of CPP founder Jose Maria Sison on Scalice.

WSWS (2020-08-29). Students, teachers, parents and nursery staff in Germany oppose school reopenings. wsws.org As the country's various state governments rush ahead with the policy of opening schools, growing numbers are expressing their opposition to the move.

WSWS (2020-08-29). Reddit moderators censor WSWS article on Trump's speech at Republican convention. wsws.org After the article appeared on the front page of Reddit with over 9,000 upvotes, moderators removed it on the grounds that the WSWS is an "unacceptable source."

Dean Baker (2020-08-29). New York Times Reports that 0.01 Percent of the Paycheck Protection Program was Fraudulently Spent. cepr.net Yep, that's its big story for the day, although people probably saw the number $62 million in the headline. The program spent a total of $525 billion to keep small businesses alive and workers being paid in the period where the economy was largely shutdown. It was a rushed program that was completely improvised, since …

WSWS (2020-08-29). COVID-19 outbreaks continue unabated at schools, putting millions at risk. wsws.org The past week has seen a deepening of the disastrous crisis surrounding the reopening of schools, with significant outbreaks occurring in schools across the country.

Mathew Ingram (2020-08-29). What should we do about QAnon now that it has gone mainstream? zcomm.org How did we get here, and what should journalism be doing? Do we help or harm when we cover QAnon?>

WSWS (2020-08-29). Classes resume at University of Iowa amid COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org Over 600 students tested positive for COVID-19 within the first week of in person classes as cases surge in Iowa.

WSWS (2020-08-29). Mississippi bus drivers walkout as schools push ahead with unsafe reopenings. wsws.org Deplorable working conditions and an immediate reduction of hours and pay impelled 45 percent of school bus drivers in Columbus, Mississippi to walk out on Monday.

news.un (2020-08-29). The key to Viet Nam's successful COVID-19 response : a UN Resident Coordinator blog. news.un.org Whilst no country can claim to have beaten COVID-19, some countries have been noticeably more effective in curbing the spread of the disease. Kamal Malhotra, the UN Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam, explains why the country's response to the pandemic has been so successful.

Michael Welch (2020-08-29). Guy McPherson: Climate Change and the Debate on Near Term Extinction of Humans and all Life on Earth. globalresearch.ca "To put it simply, our fate as a species is sealed. We're headed for extinction in the very near term despite warnings dating more than 150 years. It's a tragic tale. And, as foretold by evolutionary biologist George C. Williams, …

WSWS (2020-08-29). Canada's Conservatives choose Erin O'Toole as leader in further shift right. wsws.org O'Toole has pledged to "take back Canada" from the "radical left," aggressively confront China, and make Canada more investment friendly.

news.un (2020-08-29). Enforced disappearances 'rife across the world' — UN chief. news.un.org More than a human rights violation against an individual, enforced disappearances have frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within the whole of society, the United Nations said on Sunday, the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance.

_____ (2020-08-29). Weekly News Review 23-29th August. truepublica.org.uk Editors Weekly Poke It appeared that the general public was still backing the Tories all the way up to last week, then the mood suddenly changed. A new YouGov poll found the Tories have suffered a slump in the public's confidence which the pollster said is a "massive shift" (for Labour), not that the shift …

Dean Baker (2020-08-29). Manufacturing Jobs: MAGA Land and the Real World. zcomm.org In three of the five Midwestern swing states there were actually more manufacturing jobs created in the last three years of the Obama administration than in the first three years of the Trump administration…

Michael Makowski (2020-08-29). Misinformation in Your Mailbox: Rightwing Newspaper Tries to Sway Wisconsin. progressive.org The Epoch Times is showing up in "specific neighborhoods" in an attempt to gain support for Trump in this important swing state and beyond.

WSWS (2020-08-29). 100 years since the birth of jazz master Charlie Parker. wsws.org Today, fans throughout the world are celebrating the centenary of the birth of Charlie Parker, an inventor of bebop and one of the greatest figures in the history of jazz.

Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner (2020-08-29). 54 million people in the US may go hungry during pandemic—can urban farms help? nationofchange.org In the COVID era, growing food locally has become more essential than ever.

Project Censored (2020-08-29). Episode 104 — What are We Voting For? Analyzing The 2020 Conventions and Platforms. projectcensored.org On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon analyze the DNC and RNC conventions and platforms. Along The Line is a non-profit, education-based podcast that…

news.un (2020-08-29). The key to Viet Nam's successful COVID-19 response: A UN Resident Coordinator blog. news.un.org Whilst no country can claim to have beaten COVID-19, some countries have been noticeably more effective in curbing the spread of the disease. Kamal Malhotra, the UN Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam, explains why the country's response to the pandemic has been so successful.

John Pardue (2020-08-29). A burning chemical plant may be just the tip of Hurricane Laura's damage in this area of oil fields and industry. nationofchange.org While the full health impacts of the fire weren't immediately known, a storm-driven chlorine gas release in a vulnerable community is the type of worst-case scenario that scientists and engineers like myself have warned the petrochemical industry about for decades.

WSWS (2020-08-29). False "glimmers of hope" as California continues to burn. wsws.org Nearly two dozen major fire complexes are still burning, along with hundreds of smaller ones, including a new fire that started in the early hours of Friday.

David Goessmann (2020-08-29). Manufacturing a Moral Crisis: Media and Refugees. zcomm.org Today one rarely finds a report in newspapers and broadcasts about refugees. Nobody seems to care about them anymore. Why is that?>

WSWS (2020-08-29). Government agency minutes reveal at least 40 active COVID-19 outbreaks at UK food processing plants. wsws.org The information is not available in the news section of the Food Standards Agency's website or its social media accounts.

WSWS (2020-08-29). China launches missiles into South China Sea in response to US provocations. wsws.org The ultimate responsibility for the dangerous escalation of tensions rests with Washington, which is continuing to try to provoke China.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-29). Argentine government declares cell phone, internet and pay television as essential services. peoplesdispatch.org Argentine President Alberto Fernández, on August 21, announced that cell phone, internet and pay television services will be considered essential public services. He also anticipated that the rates of these services will be frozen until December 31. "In the face of the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, no one should give up a part of their income to face the increases in the prices of these services," said Fernández. | In a tweet, Fernández announced that "Education, access to knowledge, culture and communication are basic rights that we must preserve. That is why we have ordered that from now on there are in…

Agency (2020-08-29). 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.

Sophie Cousins (2020-08-29). [World Report] Bangladesh's COVID-19 testing criticised. thelancet.com Experts say that the government's approach to testing and surveillance, including charging patients a fee, is hampering the response. Sophie Cousins reports.

Oye Gureje, John Appiah-Poku, Toyin Bello, Lola Kola, Ricardo Araya, Dan Chisholm, Oluyomi Esan, Benjamin Harris, Victor Makanjuola, Caleb Othieno, LeShawndra Price, Soraya Seedat (2020-08-29). [Articles] Effect of collaborative care between traditional and faith healers and primary health-care workers on psychosis outcomes in Nigeria and Ghana (COSIMPO): a cluster randomised controlled trial. thelancet.com A collaborative shared care delivered by TFH and conventional health-care providers for people with psychosis was effective and cost-effective. The model of care offers the prospect of scaling up improved care to this vulnerable population in settings with low resources.

Amit Kaura, Jonathan A C Sterne, Adam Trickey, Sam Abbott, Abdulrahim Mulla, Benjamin Glampson, Vasileios Panoulas, Jim Davies, Kerrie Woods, Joe Omigie, Anoop D Shah, Keith M Channon, Jonathan N Weber, Mark R Thursz, Paul Elliott, Harry Hemingway, Bryan Williams, Folkert W Asselbergs, Michael O'Sullivan, Graham M Lord, Narbeh Melikian, Thomas Johnson, Darrel P Francis, Ajay M Shah, Divaka Perera, Rajesh Kharbanda, Riyaz S Patel, Jamil Mayet (2020-08-29). [Articles] Invasive versus non-invasive management of older patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (SENIOR-NSTEMI): a cohort study based on routine clinical data. thelancet.com The survival advantage of invasive compared with non-invasive management appears to extend to patients with NSTEMI who are aged 80 years or older.

Fuxiang Liang, Xiaoqin Wang, Qi Wang, Peijing Yan, Liang Yao (2020-08-29). [Correspondence] Predilatation and paravalvular leakage risk in TAVR. thelancet.com Jonas Lanz and colleagues1 compared the effect of a self-expanding valve with a balloon-expandable valve for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis. According to the results, the incidence of paravalvular leakage was higher in the group of patients using the self-expanding ACURATE neo device than in the group of patients using the balloon-expandable SAPIEN 3 prosthesis. However, we are concerned that this finding might be at least partly caused by differences in predilatation between the groups.

Jonas Lanz, Arnaud Kàºnzi, Stephan Windecker, Thomas Pilgrim (2020-08-29). [Correspondence] Predilatation and paravalvular leakage risk in TAVR — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Liang Yao and colleagues for their interest in our Article.1…

Bjà∏rn Bendz, Lars Aaberge (2020-08-29). [Comment] Acute coronary syndromes in older patients: does older age matter? thelancet.com Ischaemic heart disease is common in people aged 80 years or older, and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in this age group worldwide. As this patient group grows, with an increase in life expectancy of up to 10 years or more, the absolute prevalence of cardiovascular disease is expected to increase.1 According to present guidelines, medical optimisation followed by an invasive strategy—including coronary angiography and subsequent revascularisation with percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass graft—is recommended for eligible patients with acute coronary syndromes witho…

Jesus A Cardenas-de la Garza, Jorge A Esquivel-Valerio, Rosa I Arvizu-Rivera, Perla R Colunga-Pedraza, Dionicio A Galarza-Delgado (2020-08-29). [Clinical Picture] Flushing out a plasmacytoma in a patient with POEMS and AESOP syndromes. thelancet.com A 58-year old man presented to our dermatology clinic with a 10-month history of discoloured skin patches on his chest, slowly progressive weakness and altered sensation in both legs. He also complained of chest pain, increased pigmentation of his arms, and episodic flushing of his face.

J Nwando Olayiwola, Esther Choo (2020-08-29). [Perspectives] Seven more things organisations should be doing to combat racism. thelancet.com The previous The Penumbra column outlined seven steps that organisations can take to address racism. In this month's column, we offer additional actions likely to be helpful in creating an anti-racist climate. With these suggestions, we highlight actions that fill obvious gaps in thinking and practice in our health-care environments.

Charlotte Hanlon, Atalay Alem (2020-08-29). [Comment] A leap of faith for more effective mental health care. thelancet.com Traditional and faith healers (TFHs) play an important, but contested, part in the response to mental health problems around the globe. Particularly for severe mental health conditions, such as psychosis, TFHs are often the first contact when help is sought by individuals and families in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa.1 In part, TFHs inhabit this privileged position due to a scarcity of accessible alternatives, but their approach might also be more acceptable to communities because of shared world views about causes of mental ill-health and processes of healing.

Karen S McCoy, Harry Heijerman, Jennifer L Taylor-Cousar, David Waltz, Patrick R Sosnay, Bonnie W Ramsey, Steven Rowe, John Welter (2020-08-29). [Correspondence] Transparency and diversity in cystic fibrosis research — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We appreciate the opportunity to respond to Meghan McGarry's queries about our study.1…

Amy K McLennan, Anne Katrine Kleberg Hansen, Stanley J Ulijaszek (2020-08-29). [Correspondence] Health and medicine cannot solve COVID-19. thelancet.com Richard Horton argues that combination prevention and global health collaboration are required to address the COVID-19 pandemic.1 We agree and suggest this should incorporate further measures. Thinking closely in terms of medical solutions could create false public expectations of a return to normal, and risks closing out non-health interventions that could lead to substantial improvements.

Seamus O'Mahony (2020-08-29). [Perspectives] Jonathan Miller: finding the considerable in the negligible. thelancet.com When Jonathan Miller was a little boy, he asked his novelist mother Betty—as she sat typing—what she was doing. "Well, what I am trying to do is make the negligible considerable", she replied. Throughout his long career in the theatre and opera, Miller did the very same. He hadn't planned on a career as a director. After a brilliant preclinical career at Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, Miller graduated as a doctor from University College Hospital (UCH), London, UK, in 1959, but abandoned medicine after less than 3 years because of the staggering success of Beyond the Fringe, the comedy review whi…

Sima Barmania (2020-08-29). [World Report] Questions over health response to Mauritius oil spill. thelancet.com The government has denied that symptoms are a direct result of oil exposure and experts have criticised the response. Sima Barmania reports.

Meghan McGarry (2020-08-29). [Correspondence] Transparency and diversity in cystic fibrosis research. thelancet.com In the Article by Harry Heijerman and colleagues,1 it was surprising to find that a description of the participants' race and ethnicity was not included.

The Lancet (2020-08-29). [Editorial] Research and higher education in the time of COVID-19. thelancet.com The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled the research and higher education sectors to the forefront of public attention. Laboratory capacity has been crucial for diagnostic testing; experts in infectious diseases, epidemiology, public health, mathematical modelling, and economics are central to national policy making and media coverage; clinical research has been vital to improving COVID-19 management; and our collective global future relies heavily on the development of an effective vaccine against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

Geoff Watts (2020-08-29). [Obituary] Roger Stanley Williams. thelancet.com Leading influence in UK liver medicine. He was born in Bexleyheath, UK, on Aug 28, 1931, and died in Southampton, UK, from a heart attack on July 26, 2020, aged 88 years.

_____ (2020-08-29). Colombian President Duque Authorizes The Return Of US Troops. popularresistance.org Colombia's Defense Ministry Thursday informed that President Ivan Duque allowed the resumption of the U.S. Army's cooperation work in the country after it was suspended by a court order. | In July, Cundinamarca's Administrative Court ordered to suspend the U.S. Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) activities after several senators' complaints. | Over 20 lawmakers claimed that Duque had violated political controls because he did not ask the Senate's authorization to allow the transit of foreign troops in the national territory. Alternative Democratic Pole Party (PDA) Lawmaker Ivan Cepeda urged the government t…

_____ (2020-08-29). Democrats Are Officially Republicans. popularresistance.org The Democratic Party has ended any debate or dispute about its true nature. It is a party representing neo-liberal interests and international gangsterism, just like their putative opposition, the Republican party. | Even a cursory observation of the recent Democratic National Convention proves that this assessment is correct. There were paeans of love to the late warmonger John McCain and even an appearance from his widow. A special segment was set aside for Republicans like John Kasich whose speech was used in part to beat down progressives and make clear that Joe Biden wants nothing to do with them. Not to be…

_____ (2020-08-29). Kings Bay Plowshares Sentencing Delayed. popularresistance.org The six remaining Kings Bay Plowshares defendants have had their sentencing dates moved from September to October 15 and 16. They had requested a continuance because they want to appear in open court in Georgia and the virus situation there is still too out of control to safely allow it. | Steve Kelly has now served almost 29 months in county jails since the action in April 2018 so has already met the guidelines for his likely sentence. The court may not want to grant him further extensions. (You can send a postcard to Steve to let him know you're thinking of him. Directions on writing here.) | The other defendan…

_____ (2020-08-29). Black Families Purchased Land To Build Their Own City. popularresistance.org n Toomsboro, Georgia, a group of 19 Black families banded together to create what has the potential to be the next Black Wall Steet. | Black people are resilient, we've had to be to thrive under systems that weren't built for us. This resiliency has created innovative solutions to impossible problems such as racial injustices, food insecurity, and a lack of secure and safe communities. | Ashley Scott, a realtor living in Stonecrest, Georgia, was reaching her breaking point after watching the murder of Ahmaud Arbery in her home state.

_____ (2020-08-29). These Six Banks Have Frozen $4.6 Billion Belonging To Venezuelans. popularresistance.org The looting, theft and hijacking of resources from Venezuela has been of great magnitude, six banks withhold under the excuse of US sanctions, around 4.6 billion dollars much needed by and belonging to the Venezuelans, currently facing a spike in Covid-19 cases. The website La Tabla cited the data published by the Venezuelan NGO dedicated to the study, promotion, education and defense of human rights, "Organización Sures", which explained that this Venezuelan money is in the following banks: | Novo Banco: $ 1,547,322,175.89, | Bank of England: $ 1,323,228,162.57, | Clearstream: $ 517,088,580.00, | Citibank: $ 458…

_____ (2020-08-29). Riots for Neo-Liberalism: ANTIFA & BLM Are the Global Elites' Useful Thugs. strategic-culture.org The iconoclastic fury we have witnessed this summer in the U.S. and Europe is driven by global capitalism's attempt to destroy everything that stands on the way of its fullest takeover of human society. Western Culture is one such thing. | The Italian writer and movie-maker "In Italy, fascists fall into two categories: fascists and antifascists." | He was referring to the belligere…

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-29). Iran to keep pursuing disappearance of Imam Musa al-Sadr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Iran has constantly been pursuing the disappearance of Imam Musa al-Sadr, the founder of the basic core of anti-Zionism resistance in Lebanon, and will keep it on the agenda.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-29). Nigerians hold demonstration to support Sheikh Zakzaky. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, aug. 29 (MNA) — A number of the supporters of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky demanded the release of the Nigerian top Shia cleric in the capital city of Abuja.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-29). Iran, Italy discuss expansion of ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (MNA) — Iranian and Italian ambassadors to Russia held a phone conversation on Friday to discuss ways of boosting bilateral ties.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-29). People in Zanjan hold Tasu'a mourning ceremonies. en.mehrnews.com ZANJAN, Aug. 29 (MNA) — Thousands of people in the western city of Zanjan convened on Saturday to mourn for martyrdom of Imam Hossein (PBUH).

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-29). Imam Hussein ingrained resistance to injustice in our hearts. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (MNA) — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif highlighted the message of the battle of Karbala as "resistance to injustice and tyranny".

2020-08-30: Social Media Postees

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Farm workers' lives on the line as California burns
Jonathon Flores and Nicholas McKenna | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-30
Even as fires in California cause unhealthy air quality all over the state, farmworkers are still working hard.
liberationnews.org/farm-workers-lives-on…

The US and Russia Collide, while Syrians Call for US Withdrawal
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-30
Wednesday's collision between the US military occupying the northeast of Syria, and the Russian military legally present there, showcases the drama unfolding, as the occupiers are being handed a cue: "Yankee Go Home". | Sheiks and elders of the Arab Al-Uqaydat …
globalresearch.ca/us-russia-collide-syri…

The Social Fabric of the U.S. Is Fraying Severely, if Not Unravelling
Glenn Greenwald | zcomm.org | 2020-08-30
Why, in the world's richest country, is every metric of mental health pathology rapidly worsening?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-social-fabric-…

'Wisdom' of Guatemala's indigenous people needed for sustainable development: a UN Resident Coordinator blog
news.un.org | 2020-08-30
The wisdom and knowledge of indigenous people in Guatemala is central to the realization of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, targets agreed by countries around the world to end poverty, maintain peace and preserve the health of the planet. In this blog, the UN Resident Coordinator in Guatemala Rebeca Arias Flores explains how sustainable development is not new, but simply a new name that draws on ancient wisdom that is renewed with each generation of indigenous people.
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Chadwick Boseman's Wakanda: Afro-Futurism is in the Present
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-08-30
In one of his many achievements, Boseman (along with the MCU creative team) deployed the tropes of science fiction to create new images of Africa, but African scientific and technological advance is in the present…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/chadwick-bosemans-…

Video: Canada Anti-Civid Measures Rally in Ottawa on Parliament Hill, Against the Mask and Social Distancing
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-30
In the first video, Pastor Henry Hildebrandt of the Church of God, in Aylmer, ON., decries the government's infringement of Canadians' Constitutionally-enshrined freedoms to assemble and to worship. | He sees the government-imposed COVID measures as a form of social conditioning….
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U.S. Control of Alexandroupolis Port Will Not Help to Protect Greece from Turkey
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-30
The Greek Private Asset Utilization Fund (HRADF) will sell a 67% stake of Alexandroupolis Port in northern Greece near the border with Turkey and Bulgaria. Two American companies are believed to be interested in the deal. Selling a port of …
globalresearch.ca/us-control-alexandroup…

In Battle for Virtual Schools, Rochester Teachers Caucus Leads from Below
Michelle Accorso Sapere | zcomm.org | 2020-08-30
As we move forward, we're confident we will continue to push a conservative union toward more progressive stances and actions, and we honestly care little who gets the credit for it.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/in-battle-for-virt…

Digging in on Issues at the Local Level Works
Judy Atkins | zcomm.org | 2020-08-30
We need a new vision of local and state progressive parties with a class perspective…
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Prior to the Cold War: US Nuclear Plans Entailed Blowing Up Hundreds of Chinese, Soviet and Eastern European Cities
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-30
On 30 August 1945, Major General Lauris Norstad dispatched a document to his superior, General Leslie Groves, outlining a total of 15 "key Soviet cities" to be struck with US atomic weapons.
globalresearch.ca/us-nuclear-plans-entai…

TikTok ban and Trump's extortionist policies
Prabir Purkayastha | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-30
China sees the US demand for opening their and others' markets, while ordering ByteDance to sell TikTok, as another version of the Opium War. If TikTok owning the data of its users is dangerous to national security, so is Facebook and Google owning their users' data…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/30/tiktok-ba…

COVID-19: How and why India is losing the battle
Subodh Varma | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-30
It has become customary to say that given its huge population, India is doing much better than say, the US or Europe. This is how officialdom is trying to explain away the shockingly high numbers of total confirmed cases (over 340,000 on August 29) and total deaths (nearly 63,000) — both of which put India at the third position globally, behind the US and Brazil. | However, the comparison is not really valid. India needs to be compared not with the US and Europe but to regions of the world where the population's age, economic standards and healthcare access is similar. Such a comparison reveals that, in fac…
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Why Trump Commands So Much Loyalty From His Base
Sonali Kolhatkar | zcomm.org | 2020-08-30
Trump offers specific promises and doesn't bother smoothing his rough edges. In contrast, Biden offers "decency" and other character traits without bold and concrete pledges…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-trump-commands…

Delivering Resistance @ Deliveroo
Thomas Klikauer | zcomm.org | 2020-08-30
Aided with today's technology, this would be a new vision and an extension of human solidarity through modern technology. Mutual Aid is what makes us human…
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Masses cheer as protests force out government in Mali
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-08-30
Bamako, Mali After months of agitation and protests — some going on for days, involving thousands of people and substantial injuries — the Malian Army arrested President Ibrahim Boubacar KeàØta (IBK), Prime Minister Boubou Cissé and the entire cabinet Aug. 18. The June 5 Movement — Rally of Patriotic . . . | Continue reading Masses cheer as protests force out government in Mali at Workers.org
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A Direct Legacy of Slavery, Domestic Worker Exploitation Is On the Rise In the U.S
Maurizio Guerrero | zcomm.org | 2020-08-30
The pandemic has left already vulnerable workers even more exposed to abuses on the job…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-direct-legacy-of…

The raging power struggle in North Africa and Mediterranean
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-30
Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the faultlines emerging in west Asia and north Africa where Turkey and the Gulf monarchies have been engaging in a geopolitical contest…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/30/the-ragin…

Workers and communists in Belarus unite behind Lukashenko
Otis Grotewohl | workers.org | 2020-08-30
As the corporate-owned press continues its biased coverage of the neoliberal gatherings in Belarus disputing the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko, the Communist Party of Belarus (CPB) has helped organize rallies in Minsk to celebrate his election victory. Since its foundation in 1996, the CPB has supported Lukashenko and attributed . . . | Continue reading Workers and communists in Belarus unite behind Lukashenko at Workers.org
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Half of the world's oceans are already affected by human-induced climate change
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-30
A recent study of ocean depths shows that 20-55% of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans have shown an emergent human-induced signal and it is likely to increase to 40-65% and up to 80% by 2080…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/30/half-of-t…

SF School bus drivers: 'Don't throw us under the bus!'
Dave Welsh | workers.org | 2020-08-30
For 50 years, the San Francisco school bus drivers union has led the fight for safe — and unionized — transportation of children to and from school. Now the school district and its bus contractor First Student are threatening to lay off 260 drivers and strip them of their healthcare . . . | Continue reading SF School bus drivers: 'Don't throw us under the bus!' at Workers.org
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September 11, 2001: "The Global War on Terrorism" is Fake. Al Qaeda is "Made in America"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-30
Next week, at the hight of the Covid crisis, we will be commemorating. It was 19 years ago. It was a criminal undertaking and a Big Lie. It was a pretext and justification to initiate the "Global War on Terrorism"…
globalresearch.ca/the-global-war-on-terr…

Regarding Postmaster General DeJoy Temporarily Suspending Some Recent Policy Decisions
In SF Bay Area Protesters Say It's Not Enough, Hit the Streets | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
Despite limited concessions by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy after a public outcry against mail delaying tactics, community members and postal workers rallied to demand that Congress save the US Postal Service in protests across the US. Of course the San Francisco Bay Area was no exception. On August 19, APWU National President Mark Dimondstein issued a statement saying why concessions made to assuage concerned Americans are not enough.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/29/1883626…

Protesters in Oakland Decry Police Brutality During Historic Week
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
Moved by anger after police in Kenosha, Wisconsin shot Jacob Blake numerous times in the back, protesters demonstrated with outrage on Aug 26 in Oakland. Protests continued through the week.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/29/1883624…

Creative Protest in Palo Alto After Another Black Man Shot by Police
Kenosha Reaction | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
Short videos from protest in Palo Alto of August 27 include a demonstrator holding flowers and dancing to rap number "Fuck the Police." | Ten seconds and seven seconds in length.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/30/1883628…

Fall 2020 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Immigrant News Alert!
Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
ICE Is Leaving Immigrants To Die In Detention, Trump Used Looted Venezuelan Public Money To Build Border Wall With Mexico…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/30/1883628…

Trump Ready to Provide Law Enforcement Assets to Any US Governor Regardless of Party Affiliation
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-30
The city of Portland has been engulfed in protests, some of which have turned violent or resulted in looting and arsons, for months. However, local authorities have refused to accept assistance from the federal government to quell the unrest, despite pressure from the White House and criticism from President Donald Trump.
sputniknews.com/us/202008301080320419-us…

At least three migrants die as boat catches fire off Italy
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
At least three migrants died when a fire broke out on a boat carrying them close to the southern coast of Italy on Sunday, police and health officials said.Another five migrants were injured and taken to hospital, health authorities in the Italian port city of Crotone said.Two police officers were hurt as they tried to help the migrants, the Crotone police force said, without going into further details.
yenisafak.com/en/world/at-least-three-mi…

Turkey slams Islamophobic act by 'modern barbarians'
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
"They shamelessly burn the Qur'an, the sacred book of Islam, in the middle of Europe. They then claim to be the paragons of reason, logic, freedom and justice," Ibrahim Kalin said in a tweet."They label anyone not like them as anti-reason bigots and retros. Modern barbarians know no limits in primitive mindset."The incident took place in the Swedish city of Malmo on Friday evening, where far-right activists of the anti-Muslim group Stram Krus (Hard Line) burned a copy of the Quran at a rally in the largely migrant neighborhood of Rosengard.The Turkish Foreign Ministry has also vehemently criticized the incident,…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-slams-islam…

Montenegro holds parliamentary polls amid pandemic
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
More than half a million voters are expected to cast their ballots on Sunday in Montenegro's fifth parliamentary elections since independence.Candidates from 11 coalitions, six alliances, and five parties are vying for a place in the 81-seat parliament.The main contest is expected between President Milo Djukanovic's pro-West Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), which has ruled the country for 30 years, and the opposition Democratic Front (DF), which leans more towards Russia and Serbia.However, neither of the two is projected to win a majority in parliament.Montenegrins can vote at 1,217 polling stations until 8…
yenisafak.com/en/world/montenegro-holds-…

Video: UAE and Israel Plan to Create Intelligence Bases on Yemen's Socotra Island
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-30
Israel and the United Arab Emirates are going to create a military intelligence-gathering infrastructure on Yemen's Socotra Island, according to Arab and French sources. | The 3,650km2 island, located south of the Yemeni mainland in the Indian Ocean, overlooks the Bab …
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The Twilight of Democracy in the United States. Architecture of a Totalitarian Police State
Donald Monaco | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-30
The United States has erected the legal and institutional architecture of a totalitarian police state. | Institutionally, the national security autocracy has merged with the military, law enforcement and a vast private intelligence network to create a massive physical apparatus of …
globalresearch.ca/twilight-democracy-uni…

Trump Is Laying the Groundwork to Reject the Results of the Election
Sasha Abramsky | zcomm.org | 2020-08-30
Trump apparently hopes to place an armed force intended to scare would-be voters away from polling sites…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trump-is-laying-th…

Three years after beginning of genocide in Myanmar, Rohingyas have been abandoned
Umer Beigh | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-30
Nearly 750,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar fearing persecution at the hands of the military. Those who remain in the volatile Rakhine State are still at risk, making the slogan "never again" appear empty…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/30/three-yea…

Zimbabwe's left and progressive forces face a quandary
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-30
The government in Zimbabwe is relying on large scale deployment of security forces to quell the protests sweeping the country, which may turn into a mass uprising. Left forces have however warned that the protests could be hijacked…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/30/zimbabwes…

Loud Protest at Tiburon Police Station After Police Harass Black Shop Owner
No Racial Profiling | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
Protesters rallied in Tiburon after police harassed a Black shop owner, demanding he prove he belonged there … in his own store. 32 second video.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/29/1883627…

Car Caravan in Fresno Promotes Equity
Peter Maiden | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
In Fresno on Monday, August 24 Cars were decorated with signs promoting equity through taxing millionaires and billionaires. They then drove in a caravan through the city.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883623…

Wednesday 9/16: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: SUSTAINABILITY
Human Agenda | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…
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CCSF Reactionary Bd Of Trustees Send Art Supplies From Ft. Mason To Dump
repost | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
The reationary union busting CCSF Board Of Trustees including Board President Shanell Williams are sending Art supplies to a dump in the midst of a pandemic.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883623…

Saturday 8/29: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons
Monterey Peace and Justice Center | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
Monterey Peace & Justice Center YouTube livestream: www.youtube.com/channel/UCP1w-ymh_t13xi8… | Or join in the event via Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k1NG…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883624…

Golden Gate Bridge Action: "Confrontation with Police Was a Rehearsal for November 4"
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
Organizers of the "March for the Dead Fight for the Living" action of August 21 called their action preparation for election day.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/30/1883628…

Working Hours: A four-day week
Heinz Bontrup | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
Reducing working hours is a socio-economic investment that often brings better long-term health and more time sovereignty. A three-day or four-day workweek is the only way to ensure meaningful work to the rising generation. State or public employment is necessary to supplement private employment. Part-time workers should work more while 38-hour workers should work less.
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Thursday 9/10: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: COOPERATION
Human Agenda | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…
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the con-vid psyop
ALETH | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
there is no "covid" and bill gates is its propheteer…
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Saturday 9/12: SFSU Workers' Picket: No Layoffs!
SFSU Worker Defense Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
Outside the SFSU Campus | 19th Avenue at Holloway | San Francisco, CA…
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Help Pacifica- Support the New Bylaws- Do Sign the Petition!
Akio Tanaka | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
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2020 International Juneteenth Food and Wine Festival
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
Together, we look forward to returning to Memphis, Tennessee, a birthplace of the Blues, reclaiming our ancient sacred mounds of Mississippian culture along "Ole Man River"
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/29/1883625…

8/28/20: 57th Anniversary of 1963 March on Washington
Inspired by Locomotive of American History | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
Whether you remember the 1963 March on Washington where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous I Have A Dream speech or not, the 8/28/20 "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March on Washington organized by Martin Luther King, III and Al Sharpton, is well worth watching as a reminder to us all that the locomotive of American history is the Black Liberation Movement. You can see the rally and hear the wide variety of speakers at www.c-span.org/video/?475069-1/national-…
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Wednesday 9/2: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: DEMOCRACY
Human Agenda | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…
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This is not a joke!
repost | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
KPFA members: | You can help! DON'T sign the new Bylaws petition!
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Clean Air and Fire Safety Concerns at Calpella Wood Pellet Plant
Bradley Allen | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
Activists are demanding transparency from the Air Quality Management District and an investigation by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors and Public Health Department regarding the health and environmental hazards attributable to pollution from the Calpella Wood Pellet Plant.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883621…

Tuesday 9/8: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: EQUITY
Human Agenda | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…
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Friday 9/18: A Tourist Tour of the Solar System
Speakeasy | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
On-line at: www.speakeasy.com/event/tourist-sights-s…
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Monday 9/14: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: KINDNESS
Human Agenda | indybay.org | 2020-08-30
Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…
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The Two Parties Have Failed Us, But The People Can Succeed
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-30
The Republican and Democratic Party conventions showed that both major parties are failing to control the pandemic and protect people, address the climate crisis and clean up the environment, support families and businesses during the economic collapse, prevent police violence or deal with any of the other major problems we face. | These were two substance-less conventions. The Democrats focused on criticizing Trump without putting forward an agenda while the Republicans claimed Biden was a front for socialism when he is a deeply embedded corporate Democrat.
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Senate Democrats' New Climate Report Disappoints
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-30
Senate Democrats released a climate action report earlier this week leaving green groups, environmental activists, and progressive campaigners disappointed. | Critics of the report are saying there is not nearly enough action involved to fight the threat of global heating that is caused by human activity. "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."
popularresistance.org/senate-dems-new-cl…

Definitive Eurasian Alliance Is Closer Than You Think
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-30
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 series of private, multilateral discussions among intel analysts, and may helpfully design the contours of the Big Picture. | In China, it's clear the path ahead points to boosting internal demand, and shifting monetary policy towards the creation of credit to consolidate the building of world-class domestic industries. | In parallel, there's a serious debate in Moscow that Russia should proceed along the same path.
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How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-30
Figuring out what we want our tech to look like is crucial if we're going to get out of this mess. Today, we're at a crossroads where we're trying to figure out if we want to fix the Big Tech companies that dominate our internet or if we want to fix the internet itself by unshackling it from Big Tech's stranglehold. We can't do both, so we have to choose. | I want us to choose wisely. Taming Big Tech is integral to fixing the internet, and for that, we need digital rights activism.
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Ghosts of the American Republic
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-30
Let us update the wisdom of Sigmund Freud to the Age of Marshall McLuhan and Philip K. Dick: Sometimes the image, or label of the cigar is far more important than any petty real cigar — especially if there are no cigars left in the world. | American democracy in the third decade of the 21st century is but a vague, fading shadow, a dimly receding echo of whatever it even was 40 or 50 years ago. The acclaimed "success" of the Democratic convention that was supposedly held "in" the city of Milwaukee in the Midwest state of Wisconsin is a perfect example of this strange post-reality echo. | The classic American…
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VIDEO: Kosovo Endgame: a Perfect Storm of Betrayal
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-30
From a Western Perspective Kosovo was liberated from a bloody conflict but for the Serbs and some others it was "partitioned" by a global bureaucracy. Watch the video and read more in the article by Stephen Karganovic.
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The Heat: Donald Trump's case for four more years
Sean Callebs | america.cgtn.com | 2020-08-30
US President Donald Trump makes his case for four more years. We will take a look at the Republican National Convention and what can we expect if he gets re-elected.
america.cgtn.com/2020/08/29/the-heat-don…

Development of Russo-Turkish Cooperation is Important for the Whole World, Istanbul Mayor Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-30
This week, a delegation of the Russian-Turkish Business Council (RTBC) and Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu held a meeting led by the Chairman Ahmet Palankoev discussing measures to boost the bilateral trade turnover amid the coronavirus outbreak. The mayor has shed light on potential spheres that could prove lucrative for both sides.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020083010803…

UK Treasury Mulls $40 Billion Tax Hike to Plug Gap in Corona-Hit Finances, Report Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-30
Earlier on Saturday, British business leaders berated Health Secretary Matt Hancock for "scaremongering" talk about a possible second national lockdown that they said risks causing "untold damage" to businesses trying to recover from the first one.
sputniknews.com/uk/202008301080317635-uk…

Trump Crows Over New Poll Predicting Landslide Victory in November
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-30
Previous polls have put Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the lead, but the new results show Donald Trump scoring heavily among "shy voters" who hide their intentions from Pollsters. The poll predicted a big victory for Trump in a repeat of the 2016 election which Hillary was hotly tipped to win.
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'Team up for Toys': Narendra Modi Urges Indians to Prop up Domestic Producers in Blow to China
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-30
New Delhi (Sputnik): India imports around 90 percent of its needs of plastic toys from China. The initiative to curb Chinese imports comes at a time when New Delhi and Beijing are accusing each other of disturbing the years-old peace and tranquillity at the border by various means.
sputniknews.com/world/202008301080318365…

Black Panther Actor Boseman Had Close Bond with Late NBA Legend Kobe Bryant, He Told HBO Show
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-30
After Kobe Bryant's death in January, Chadwick Boseman recalled how the two had planned a joint project, as the NBA pro had considered dipping his toe into something artistic, albeit also sports-related.
sputniknews.com/society/2020083010803188…

German Police Push Back 'Anti-Corona' Protesters as They Attempt to Storm Parliament – Videos
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-30
Saturday's demonstrations in Berlin saw tens of thousands of people, as per authorities' data, take to the streets to protest against the anti-coronavirus measures put in place by the German government to curb the spread of COVID-19.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200830108031777…

UK's Matt Hancock Ripped for 'Scaremongering' Comments About 'Serious Threat' of Second COVID Wave
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-30
A recent interview with the UK health chief has sparked utter disbelief and anger among business leaders, who suggested that "career politicians" will hardly lead the country successfully through the woes of the corona crisis.
sputniknews.com/uk/202008301080318381-uk…

Israel Engaged in 'Many More' Secret Talks With Arab Leaders on Establishing Ties, Netanyahu Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-30
Earlier this month, Israel signed a landmark agreement brokered by the United States that paved the way for establishing diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates, making the Gulf monarchy the third Arab country to forge ties with Israel.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020083010803…

Hundreds of Thousands of Primary Absentee Voters Must Reapply to Vote in Fall
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-30
This article was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute. | On August 20, the Wisconsin Elections Commission announced that they would send letters to 2.6 million voters who have not yet signed up to receive an absentee ballot for the fall election, reminding them about their voting options and urging them to apply for a mailed-out bal…
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COVID-19 Could Set Back Women's Economic Progress for Decades
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-30
Nothing in recent decades has shown the extent to which our care industry is underfunded and undervalued quite like the coronavirus pandemic. In the midst of a public health crisis when the life-saving and sustaining work of health care, elder care and child care is most needed, it is out of reach for many. Accessing adequate car…
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Turkey to EU: 'Be fair, Turkey will not pull back'
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
Turkey's Vice President Fuat Oktay sat down Saturday in an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency to discuss the latest developments in Eastern Mediterranean, regional and international issues, and the country's foreign policy.He stressed that Ankara "expects fairness [from the EU]. Nobody should expect Turkey to pull back in line with this fairness."When Turkey resumes exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean, do you have different goals there? Do you plan to do something else? Why does Europe react so actively?Unfortunately, we do not remember Europe supporting Turkey for any issues in favor of Ankara, standin…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-to-eu-be-fa…

Trump's Postmaster General Should Be Returned to Sender
James E. Varner | zcomm.org | 2020-08-30
I've been a postal driver for over 20 years. I've never seen an attack on the service like this one.
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Iraqi parliament accuses gov't of delaying reforms
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
Iraq's Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi on Sunday accused the government of "dragging its feet" on carrying out reforms and holding early elections, despite growing public demands."The reform process has slowed down again and again despite efforts of the good and honorable [people] in this country," al-Halbousi said in a statement.He said the government's actions came "despite the legitimate demands of the people for change and reform through early elections and a government program that fulfil the people's demands".The speaker said the Iraqi parliament has shouldered the responsibility of "proceeding with…
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France in Lebanon: Solidarity or renewed neocolonialism?
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
Massive explosions that rocked Beirut on Aug. 4 made headlines around the world, with Hiroshima-like visuals that seemed hard to fathom.France, led by President Emmanuel Macron, rushed to the rescue of the ailing nation — with supplies, crisis and health care workers, and strong leadership.But why the immediate moves? Were Macron's actions a result of a shared history or a view on the future?Two enormous blasts erupted in the Port of Beirut after a neglected stockpile of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse was left for more than six years to decay and then ignited by fireworks stored in the same…
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Turkey to start space trials of domestic rocket engines, says Erdogan
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
Turkey will start space trials of its liquid-propellant rocket engines, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday."I would like to announce the start of the first space trials of domestically developed liquid-propellant rocket engine technology," Erdogan said at the opening ceremony of Turkey's leading defense company Roketsan's production facility and research center in the capital Ankara.Early this year, Erdogan promised the launch of a national space program in 2020 joining the ranks of China, the US, India and Russia.
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Thai royalists rally to support monarchy amid calls for reforms
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
About 1,200 Thai royalists gathered on Sunday to support the monarchy after almost daily student-led, anti-government protests calling for change, with some seeking reforms of the powerful institution.Waving national flags and holding pictures of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, the group of mostly older people, called "Thai Pakdee" (Loyal Thai) many in yellow and some in white, urged Thais to protect the monarchy and the country.Rallying in an indoor sports stadium in the capital Bangkok, some had "We Love The King" written on their bandannas while others held placards with messages such as "Save the Nation", "Don't Bu…
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Missing persons in Syria near 100,000: Watchdog
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
In a report released on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said a vast majority of these people were picked up by the Syrian regime forces, followed by the ISIS/Daesh.A total of 84,371 were forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime forces, including 1,738 children and 4,982 women, it said.An additional 8,648 individuals, including 319 children and 225 women, were disappeared by ISIS [Daesh], the report added.Stating that disappearances were on the rise since 2011, the report said 991 people according to the Syrian regime died in detention. T…
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S.African president Ramaphosa to appear before ruling party's integrity commission
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa will appear before the governing African National Congress party's integrity commission over controversial campaign donations, the deputy secretary of the ruling party said on Sunday.Ramaphosa has staked his reputation on cleaning up South African politics since he replaced former president Jacob Zuma 2-1/2 years ago, but he has been constrained by factional battles in the ANC, where a section of the party remains loyal to Zuma."He has made contact with the integrity committee and he will be presenting himself there for a discussion on the CR17 funds," said ANC deputy secre…
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Mauritius fishermen battle to save dozens dolphins near oil spill
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
Fishermen battled on Sunday to save dozens of injured dolphins washed ashore in Mauritius where in recent days at least 40 of the animals were found dead in a lagoon near the site of an oil spill from a Japanese bulk carrier which struck a coral reef.Yasfeer Heenaye, a fisherman near Pointe aux Feuilles on the island's eastern shore, said he had counted at least 45 dead dolphins since they were first discovered on Wednesday, and said half a dozen more dolphins were in the bay fighting for their lives.He said he believed the animals' vision was impaired by the spilled oil, which is how they ended up on the reef wh…
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Jordan releases cartoonist held over UAE drawing
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
Jordan on Sunday decided to release a cartoonist held for drawing a cartoon mocking a recent deal to normalize relations between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel.Emad Hajjaj was arrested by Jordanian police on charges of insulting an Arab country after he drew a caricature that mocks UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as Israel refused to allow the UAE to buy F-35 warplanes from the US despite Abu Dhabi's normalization deal with Tel Aviv."The Judiciary has ordered Hajjaj's release," his lawyer Marwan Salem told Anadolu Agency.The lawyer, however, did not give any further details, and there wa…
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Turkish president marks 98th anniversary of Victory Day
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
Turkey on Sunday celebrated the 98th anniversary of Victory Day, which commemorates the resounding defeat of the Greek forces at the hands of the Turks in the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, senior government and high-ranking military officials, and opposition leaders laid a wreath at Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Turkish Republic's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in the capital Ankara."Our critical achievements in different fields are the clearest indication of our will to protect the rights and interests of our country," Erdogan wrote in the Anitkabir memorial book.He also wrote: "We ar…
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COVID-19 vaccine diplomacy: Mexico courts allies across ideological spectrum
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
Mexico is pressing ahead with an effort to forge COVID-19 vaccine alliances across a wide ideological spectrum of countries from France to Cuba as a World Health Organization (WHO) vaccine initiative will fall short of its needs.Mexico joined in early June the WHO's global COVAX plan, which aims to deliver at least 2 billion doses of approved vaccines by the end of next year and ensure "equitable access."But Martha Delgado, a Mexican deputy foreign minister whom President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador put in charge of Mexico's international response, told Reuters its share of that program was unlikely to be enough…
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Britain's Conservatives and opposition Labour tied in latest opinion poll
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
Britain's Conservative Party and the main opposition Labour Party are tied in a new opinion poll, the first time the governing party has not been ahead for more than a year.The new poll by Opinium put both parties on 40%, with 47% of the 2,002 people polled between Aug. 26-28 disapproving of the government's handling of the country's coronavirus pandemic, compared with 31% who approved.Prime Minister Boris Johnson approval rating is still lower than Labour leader Keir Starmer's, although Starmer's rating has dipped, the poll showed on Saturday.
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OIC condemns Quran burning in Sweden
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday condemned the burning of a copy of the Muslim holy book Quran in the southern Sweden city of Malmo.In a statement, the Jeddah-based bloc described the burning as an "act of incitement and provocation" and "contradicts with global efforts to combat extremism and incitement to hatred based on religion and faith".A copy of the Quran was burned by supporters of racist Danish leader Rasmus Paludan, the leader of the anti-Islamic group Tight Direction (Stram Kurs), in Malmo on Friday.The rally was marred by violence, which left several police officers injured. At…
yenisafak.com/en/news/oic-condemns-quran…

Burst of success for progressive challengers in US congressional races may fizzle in Massachusetts
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
A solid year for progressive Democrats who have defeated at least three incumbents in the U.S. Congress in primaries could fizzle out this week in Massachusetts where three party stalwarts were set to fend off challengers.The progressive model for success has seen an array of mostly young candidates, sometimes minorities, toppling older establishment incumbents. But the most prominent race on Tuesday turns things upside down with an older, veteran lawmaker claiming the progressive mantle from his younger challenger.Senator Ed Markey, 74, appeared to be holding off 39-year-old Representative Joe Kennedy III by tou…
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Lukashenko gets birthday call from Putin as Belarus protests rumble
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
Russian President Vladimir Putin used a birthday phone call on Sunday to invite Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko to visit Moscow, a Kremlin show of support as thousands of protesters streamed into central Minsk demanding Lukashenko step down.President Lukashenko, who turned 66 on Sunday, is struggling to contain three weeks of protests and strikes since winning an Aug. 9 election that his opponents say was rigged. He denies electoral fraud and has said the protests are backed from abroad."It was agreed to hold a meeting in Moscow in the coming weeks," the Kremlin said in a statement after the leaders' call.
yenisafak.com/en/news/lukashenko-gets-bi…

Iran marks Ashura with low-key ceremonies over virus
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
Iranians marked the annual Ashura ritual with low-key ceremonies on Sunday, amid a coronavirus outbreak in the country.Shia Muslims hold mourning processions, which attract large crowds, on the month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar, to mark the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad's grandson, Imam Hussein, who was killed in a battle in the Iraqi city of Karbala in 680 AD.The day is commonly known as Ashura.All major ceremonies marking the day, however, were canceled this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Iran, one of the first countries in the region to report coronavirus cases in mid-February…
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Third Lebanese IMF negotiator quits post, says source
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-30
A senior member of Lebanon's negotiating team with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has resigned, becoming the third to do so over deadlocked talks, a source close to the finance ministry told Reuters on Sunday.Talal Salman was economic advisor to the Lebanese finance ministry. A ministry spokeswoman declined to comment.Lebanon began talks with the IMF for a bailout in May after defaulting on its huge sovereign debt but the negotiations were put on hold in July due to a lack of action on reforms and a row on the Lebanese side over the size of its vast financial losses.The government that launched the talks r…
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Never say never in these improbable times
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-08-30
Environment Stephen O'BrienIssue 1279 Australia Orica ammonium nitrate NewcastleAugust 30, 2020Commercial explosive Australian-base…
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Trump's COVID-19 Rx: Less science, more politics
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2020-08-30
On the eve of the Republican National Convention, on Aug. 23, Trump took to the airwaves to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved an emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma for COVID-19 treatment. The previous day, Trump had accused the FDA of delaying the rollout of . . . | Continue reading Trump's COVID-19 Rx: Less science, more politics at Workers.org
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Trump Vows to 'Go In and Take Care' of Portland if Mayor Wheeler 'Doesn't Get Control' of City
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-29
Earlier, US President Donald Trump stated: "Are you listening Portland?", when touting that the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, saw no violence after National Guard troops were deployed amid violent protests sparked after the shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake, by a white police officer.
sputniknews.com/us/202008291080310241-tr…

Workers, communities rise to defend the Postal Service
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-29
The catchy rhythmic beat of Washington, D.C.'s home-grown Go-Go music was cranked up loud outside U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's home in a protest against actions that weaken…
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Regarding Postmaster General DeJoy Temporarily Suspending Some Recent Policy Decisions
In SF Bay Area Protesters Say It's Not Enough, Hit the Streets | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
Despite limited concessions by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy after a public outcry against mail delaying tactics, community members and postal workers rallied to demand that Congress save the US Postal Service in protests across the US. Of course the San Francisco Bay Area was no exception. On August 19, APWU National President Mark Dimondstein issued a statement saying why concessions made to assuage concerned Americans are not enough.
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Saving the U.S. Postal Service is a Civil Rights Issue
Sue Sturgis | commondreams.org | 2020-08-29
Dozens of mail boxes sit in the parking lot of a post office on Lafayette Avenue in the Bronx borough of New York City on August 17, 2020 . Mayor Bill De Blasio has called for an investigation after receiving reports of mailboxes being removed throughout the city. (Photo: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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U.S. Sanctions Russian Research Institute That Developed Covid-19 Vaccine
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-29
The US Commerce Department blacklisted a Russian research institute that helped create the world's first Covid-19 vaccine. | Ben NORTON | 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 institutes, including the Russian Defense Ministry's 48th Central Research Institute, which has worked with other non-military medical centers to develop and test the world's first Covid-19 vaccine. | In the midst of the global c…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/29/us…

Wisconsin Dems Became 'Less Approving' of BLM Protests Before Kenosha Riots, Poll Shows
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-29
By throwing their support behind the cause of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and anti-racism protests, Democrats may have picked the wrong social trend trend to chase after, recent poll data suggests.
sputniknews.com/us/202008291080315872-sw…

Watered-Down "Anti-Racism Training" in Schools Is Perpetuating Racism
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-29
High school students have been in the streets all summer, and they're not backing down. Black Lives Matter protests have gone on for weeks. They've popped up in hundreds of small towns. More and more kids don't need to be taught that policing is racist, nor that police anchor a historic system of racial domination. They see it everywhere. | Now students are demanding deeper teaching o…
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Trump says NBA protest will 'destroy' basketball
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-29
President Donald Trump said on Friday that what he viewed as political activity by the National Basketball Association would destroy the sport."I think what they're doing to the NBA in particular is gonna destroy basketball," Trump told reporters on Air Force One. He said it would be "threatening" to the NBA.NBA players halted play for three days in a protest sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.The league and players association said on Friday that playoffs would resume on Saturday in a deal that includes increased access to voting in the U.S. presidential election.Tru…
yenisafak.com/en/news/trump-says-nba-pro…

Athletes Have Rekindled the Ember of Hope
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | zcomm.org | 2020-08-29
When I boycotted the 1968 Olympics because of racial inequality I was ostracized. Now white athletes are joining their black teammates in protests…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/athletes-have-reki…

Boycott by professional athletes expands in second day of protests against police violence
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-29
The boycott by professional athletes of scheduled games and practices expanded on Thursday for the second day. The boycotts began yesterday with professional basketball players in protest against police violence and racism, in particular, the brutal shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday.
mronline.org/2020/08/29/boycott-by-profe…

Inside the hectic hours around a historic NBA boycott
Ramona Shelburne, Marc J. Spears, Adrian Wojnarowski, Malika Andrews and Zach Lowe | zcomm.org | 2020-08-29
The NBA had reached a point where it just needed to stop. To think, to feel, to plan…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/inside-the-hectic-…

Republicans defend Kenosha gunman as nationwide protests continue
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
The Democrats and the media are covering up the direct line that can be drawn between the fascistic statements of Trump and the vigilante killings in Kenosha perpetrated by Kyle Rittenhouse.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/prot…

Minneapolis Police Arrest Many in Multiple Sweeps After ~700 March for Kenosha
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-08-29
Minneapolis, MN — Police targeted and arrested a group of protesters after a large 'Justice for Jacob Blake' march, culminating in over a dozen arrests later in the night. Nearly 1,000 people had gathered in downtown Minneapolis on August 24, the day after Blake was…
unicornriot.ninja/2020/minneapolis-police-arrest-many-in-multiple-sweeps-after-700-march-for-kenosha/

The Thin Blue Line Between Violent, Pro-Trump Militias and Police
Ryan Devereaux | zcomm.org | 2020-08-29
Police in Kenosha told armed vigilantes, "We appreciate you guys. We really do." Then one of them killed two protesters.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-thin-blue-line…

Minneapolis Police Arrest Many in Multiple Sweeps After ~700 March for Kenosha
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-08-29
Minneapolis, MN — Police targeted and arrested a group of protesters after a large 'Justice for Jacob Blake' march, culminating in over a dozen arrests later in the night. Nearly 1,000 people had gathered in downtown Minneapolis on August 24, the day after Blake was…
unicornriot.ninja/2020/minneapolis-police-arrest-many-in-multiple-sweeps-after-700-march-for-kenosha/

Protesters in Oakland Decry Police Brutality During Historic Week
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
Moved by anger after police in Kenosha, Wisconsin shot Jacob Blake numerous times in the back, protesters demonstrated with outrage on Aug 26 in Oakland. Protests continued through the week.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/29/1883624…

'I Hate Brussels Sprouts': Jacob Blake's Dad Baffles TV Host With Reply to Claim His Son Was Armed
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-29
Earlier this week, Jacob Blake's father said that his son now has "eight holes" in his body and is currently paralysed from the waist down following the 23 August shooting of the African-American man by police officers in the US city of Kenosha.
sputniknews.com/us/202008291080314835-i-…

Jacob Blake Unshackled From Bed in Hospital After His Warrant Vacated
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-29
The incident involving local police shooting Blake several times in the back left the African-American man paralysed and sparked a spate of protests in the Wisconsin city of Kenosha, some of which turned violent and resulted in looting sprees.
sputniknews.com/us/202008291080314987-ja…

People Are Protesting The Desecration Of A Historic Black Cemetery
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-29
This summer, on an industrial and commercial section of River Road near the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda, you can regularly find area musician Brian Farrow in the roadway playing "Potter's Hornpipe," a song written by Black composer Francis Johnson in 1816 in honor of a destroyed African American cemetery. Nearby, protestors hold signs that say "Black Ancestors Matter" and "Black Lives Matter from Cradle to Grave," while Marsha Coleman-Adebayo of the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition and Macedonia Baptist Church leads chants of "Save Moses Cemetery!"
popularresistance.org/people-protest-des…

Dem Convention Made No Mention Of Russiagate Or Impeachment, Because Those Were Fake Things
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-29
Despite their dominating mainstream news cycles for years on end, at no time during the four-day Democratic National Convention was the word "impeachment" ever uttered, nor was any mention made of the Mueller investigation into allegations of collusion between Trump and the Russian government. | Politico reports: | Eight months after Democrats mounted a historic effort to remove Donald Trump from office, not a single speaker uttered the word "impeachment" during thei…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/dem-con…

Dem Convention Made No Mention of Russiagate or Impeachment, Because Those Were Fake Things
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-29
Caitlin JOHNSTONE | Despite their dominating mainstream news cycles for years on end, at no time during the four-day Democratic National Convention was the word "impeachment" ever uttered, nor was any mention made of the Mueller investigation into allegations of collusion between Trump and the Russian government. | Politico reports: | Eight months after Democrats mounted a historic effort to remove Donald Trump from office, not a single speaker uttered the word "impeachment" du…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/29/de…

Real life member of the Cuban Five responds to Netflix film "The Wasp Network"
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-08-29
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with René González, a member of the Cuban Five whose real life experience inspired the recent Netflix film "The Wasp Network". They discuss his reaction to the film as well as what it was like for him to work as a Cuban agent in the 1990s monitoring right-wing …
thegrayzone.com/2020/08/29/real-life-mem…

Waiting for the Old Bailey: Julian Assange and Britain's Judicial Establishment
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-29
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. The UK prison authorities are doing little to protect his health. The end result, should …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/waiting-for-t…

Assange 'In A Lot Of Pain' Says Partner After Prison Visit
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-29
Julian Assange's partner has visited him in prison for the first time in almost six months, and said he looked much thinner than last time she saw him. | Stella Moris took the couple's two young children to meet their father, who is being held in Belmarsh Prison in south-east London, awaiting an extradition hearing on behalf of the United States government. | Ms Moris and the WikiLeaks founder had to wear face masks and visors for the 20-minute meeting and were not allowed to touch each other. "We had to keep social distancing and Julian was told he would have to self-isolate for two weeks if he touched the child…
popularresistance.org/assange-in-a-lot-o…

Labor MP denounces Australian government's refusal to defend Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
Labor parliamentarian Julian Hill could just as well have condemned his own party's refusal to oppose the unprecedented persecution of the WikiLeaks publisher.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/assa…

Venezuela: Aggression In October?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-29
A US-sponsored military aggression against Venezuela could take place before the November 3 elections in that country. On August 22, Admiral Remigio Ceballos, chief of the strategic operational command of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB), said that "The international intelligence agencies allied to Venezuela inform us that Colombia is preparing an aggression, and the FANB will respond with force and forcefulness to any aggression against the sovereignty and independence of Venezuela, under the command of our Commander in Chief Nicolas Maduro Moros". Coinciding with this, they met in Bogotá with Presiden…
popularresistance.org/venezuela-aggressi…

Video: Covid-Gate, The Political Virus
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-29
The national economies of 193 countries, member states of the United Nations were ordered to close down on March 11, 2020. The order came from above, from Wall Street, the World Economic Forum, the billionaire foundations. And corrupt politicians throughout …
globalresearch.ca/video-covid-gate-the-p…

On Contact: Teaching of history as indoctrination
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-29
On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the teaching of history as a form of indoctrination with Professor James W. Loewen.
mronline.org/2020/08/29/on-contact-teach…

The nonexistent peace in Colombia
Yanis Iqbal | mronline.org | 2020-08-29
In Colombia, a spate of killings has been going on amid the Covid-19 pandemic. On 13 August, 2020, Colombian armed forces killed two Indigenous people and injured two community members during an eviction operation in El Berraco village in the Cauca department. Journalists Abelardo Liz and Johel Rivera, part of the "Liberation of Mother Earth" movement, …
mronline.org/2020/08/29/the-nonexistent-…

A Colombian Activist Is Killed Every 20 Hours
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-29
The Alliance for Global Justice is extremely concerned with the recent increase of violence in Colombia. In our June 16, 2020 action, we asked you to sign a letter asking Members of the USA Congress to act immediately to protect the lives of social leaders, peasants, indigenous and Afro Colombians victims of the violence generated by the illegal arm forces present in their communities. Unfortunately, despite our efforts, the human rights situation in Colombia has worsened to disturbing levels. | In 2020, there have been 43 massacres with most of the victims in the Colombia states of Nariño, Cauca, Valle del Cauca…
popularresistance.org/a-colombian-activi…

How Trump brought us 11.1% Unemployment, lost Manufacturing Jobs, worsened Trade Deficits and Kowtowed to China
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-08-29
Trump has the worst job creation record of any modern president and far worse than even the much maligned Jimmy Carter…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-trump-brought-…

COVID-19 Scientific Statements Contradict Government Lockdown Policies. Fake Death Certificates
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-29
This article was first published on May 12, 2020 | *** | There exists a huge disconnect between publicly available real scientific evidence and government policy surrounding the Covid crisis. Consider the following scientific "admissions" and how they contradict government "lockdown" policies: …
globalresearch.ca/admissions-against-int…

Tate UK strikers: "COVID-19 is being used to inflict a jobs massacre"
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
Strikers warn that the pandemic is being used to enforce unprecedented job cuts and further privatise the arts and culture sector.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/tate…

UN agencies call for urgent disembarkation of hundreds rescued in the Mediterranean
news.un.org | 2020-08-29
Hundreds of rescued migrants and refugees currently on board three vessels in the Central Mediterranean, some of whom have been stuck at sea for weeks, must be brought to shore immediately, two UN agencies said on Saturday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/08/1…

UN agencies call for urgent disembarkation of hundreds of refugees and migrants rescued in Central Mediterranean
news.un.org | 2020-08-29
Hundreds of rescued migrants and refugees currently on board three vessels in the Central Mediterranean, some of whom have been stuck at sea for weeks, must be brought to shore immediately, two UN agencies said on Saturday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/08/1…

Twin Imperatives: Defeat President Trump This Fall, Challenge President Biden from Day One
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
The Republican Party today is the party of white supremacy…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/27/1883620…

Vote-By-Mail Issue Could Lead to Violence
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-29
The debate over voting by mail in America in November generally is defined by the interests of the two major political parties. Democrats insist that such voting enfranchises large numbers of citizens who would not otherwise be able to vote and is also secure. The Republicans argue that a large volume of voting by mail will guarantee that the election results will not be known for some time after the election and also that casting a ballot without being physically present increases the poss…
thealtworld.com/philip_giraldi/vote-by-m…

Democrats Must Demolish Trump's Delusional Law-Breaking Dystopia
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2020-08-29
President Donald Trump speaks on the fourth and final night of the Republican National Convention with a speech delivered in front a live audience on the South Lawn of the White House. (Photo: Jonathan Newton /The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/08/29/democr…

Trotsky's Last Year
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
An appraisal, on the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of Trotsky's assassination, of the work of the great theoretician and strategist of World Socialist Revolution during the final year of his life.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/ann4…

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/labo…

CIA's Addiction to Afghanistan War
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-29
It is America's longest overseas war and shows no clear sign of ending despite a shaky peace deal underway between the Trump administration and Taliban militants. A phased withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan over the next year could yet be derailed, resulting in continued American military operations in the South Asian country — nearly two decades after President GW Bush launched Operation Enduring Freedom in October 2001. | US involvement in Afghanistan is the archetypal quagmire. Hundreds of thousands killed or maimed, trillions of dollars wasted, a failed state — despite American pretension…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/29/ci…

Afghan Forces Recapture Territory From Taliban, Kill 18 Militants, Local Authorities Say
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-29
KABUL (Sputnik) – Afghan forces on Saturday managed to recapture an area, previously held by the Taliban* movement for years, in the eastern Nangarhar province, Ahmad Ali Hazrat, head of the provincial council, said.
sputniknews.com/asia/202008291080315786-…

Why U.S. political scientists are arguing that Evo Morales should be the President of Bolivia
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-08-29
Three political scientists from the United States closely studied allegations of fraud in the Bolivian election of 2019 and found that there was no fraud. These scholars–from the University of Pennsylvania and Tulane University–looked at raw evidence from the Bolivian election authorities that had been handed over to the New York Times.
mronline.org/2020/08/29/why-u-s-politica…

Social crisis, class struggle and the 2020 election
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
The 2020 election is taking place against the backdrop of the greatest social, economic and political crisis in the modern history of the United States.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/pers…

German federal and state governments protect profits instead of lives
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
Chancellor Merkel and the German state premiers to continue their dangerous policies, despite increasing COVID-19 infection rates.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/prof…

What should we do about QAnon now that it has gone mainstream?
Mathew Ingram | zcomm.org | 2020-08-29
How did we get here, and what should journalism be doing? Do we help or harm when we cover QAnon?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/what-should-we-do-…

COVID-19 outbreaks continue unabated at US schools, putting millions at risk
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
The past week has seen a deepening of the disastrous crisis surrounding the reopening of schools, with significant outbreaks occurring in schools across the country.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/reop…

Episode 104 — What are We Voting For? Analyzing The 2020 Conventions and Platforms
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-08-29
On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon analyze the DNC and RNC conventions and platforms. Along The Line is a non-profit, education-based podcast that…
projectcensored.org/episode-104-what-are…

A burning chemical plant may be just the tip of Hurricane Laura's damage in this area of oil fields and industry
John Pardue | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-29
While the full health impacts of the fire weren't immediately known, a storm-driven chlorine gas release in a vulnerable community is the type of worst-case scenario that scientists and engineers like myself have warned the petrochemical industry about for decades.
nationofchange.org/2020/08/29/a-burning-…

Struggles in social reproduction during COVID-19: from East to West and beyond
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-29
The COVID-19 pandemic showed, more than anything, the deep interconnectedness and mutual dependence of different sectors, areas of life, and countries and regions within the global capitalist system.
mronline.org/2020/08/29/struggles-in-soc…

Episode 104 — What are We Voting For? Analyzing The 2020 Conventions and Platforms
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-08-29
On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon analyze the DNC and RNC conventions and platforms. Along The Line is a non-profit, education-based podcast that…
On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon host Fordam University's Robin Andersen. Along The Line is a non-profit, education-based podcast that provides listeners with…
projectcensored.org/episode-104-what-are…

Hydroxychloriquine vs. The Mask": a herd divided
Todd Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-29
It has taken quite a while, but famous 2nd — or 3rd — iteration Fleetwood Mac lead singer, Stevie Nicks, has finally opined on the coronavirus crisis, and the 72 year old songstress of note imploringly had this to say, in a paraphrase: If I get this, I'll never sing again! This was from a …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/hydroxychlori…

Classes resume at University of Iowa amid COVID-19 outbreak
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
Over 600 students tested positive for COVID-19 within the first week of in person classes as cases surge in Iowa.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/iowa…

The key to Viet Nam's successful COVID-19 response : a UN Resident Coordinator blog
news.un.org | 2020-08-29
Whilst no country can claim to have beaten COVID-19, some countries have been noticeably more effective in curbing the spread of the disease. Kamal Malhotra, the UN Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam, explains why the country's response to the pandemic has been so successful.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/08/1…

Weekly News Review 23-29th August
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-08-29
Editors Weekly Poke It appeared that the general public was still backing the Tories all the way up to last week, then the mood suddenly changed. A new YouGov poll found the Tories have suffered a slump in the public's confidence which the pollster said is a "massive shift" (for Labour), not that the shift …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/weekly-news-review-23-29th-august/

Manufacturing Jobs: MAGA Land and the Real World
Dean Baker | zcomm.org | 2020-08-29
In three of the five Midwestern swing states there were actually more manufacturing jobs created in the last three years of the Obama administration than in the first three years of the Trump administration…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/manufacturing-jobs…

Argentine government declares cell phone, internet and pay television as essential services
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-29
Argentine President Alberto Fernández, on August 21, announced that cell phone, internet and pay television services will be considered essential public services. He also anticipated that the rates of these services will be frozen until December 31. "In the face of the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, no one should give up a part of their income to face the increases in the prices of these services," said Fernández. | In a tweet, Fernández announced that "Education, access to knowledge, culture and communication are basic rights that we must preserve. That is why we have ordered that from now on there are in…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/29/argentine…

Students, teachers, parents and nursery staff in Germany oppose school reopenings
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
As the country's various state governments rush ahead with the policy of opening schools, growing numbers are expressing their opposition to the move.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/germ…

Misinformation in Your Mailbox: Rightwing Newspaper Tries to Sway Wisconsin
Michael Makowski | progressive.org | 2020-08-29
The Epoch Times is showing up in "specific neighborhoods" in an attempt to gain support for Trump in this important swing state and beyond.
progressive.org/dispatches/rightwing-new…

STC abandons power sharing deal with the Hadi govt in Yemen
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-29
The development is a serious blow to the Saudi hopes of uniting the Hadi government and the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) in order to strengthen the fight against the rebel Shia Houthis in Yemen…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/29/stc-aband…

Cyber Charter School Disasters About to Worsen
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-29
Recent news reports suggest that more parents and students are flocking to privately-owned-operated online charter schools, presumably due to concerns about the "COVID Pandemic."1 Parents, students, teachers, and the public at large should be aware that: The overall "academic performance" of cyber charter schools is consistently abysmal, even by the admission of staunch charter school …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/cyber-charter…

Enforced disappearances 'rife across the world' — UN chief
news.un.org | 2020-08-29
More than a human rights violation against an individual, enforced disappearances have frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within the whole of society, the United Nations said on Sunday, the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/08/1…

500,000 Kashmiri have lost their jobs because of digital apartheid, says JKCCS report
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-29
A report by the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society remarks that the multi-faceted and targeted denial of digital rights is a "systemic form of discrimination, digital repression and collective punishment" for the Kashmiri population…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/29/500000-ka…

Trump dishes up "Chicken á la Avian Leukosis"
Jim Hightower | zcomm.org | 2020-08-29
As always, the industry line is: "It's perfectly safe… trust us!"
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trump-dishes-up-ch…

54 million people in the US may go hungry during pandemic–can urban farms help?
Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-29
In the COVID era, growing food locally has become more essential than ever.
nationofchange.org/2020/08/29/54-million…

100 years since the birth of jazz master Charlie Parker
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
Today, fans throughout the world are celebrating the centenary of the birth of Charlie Parker, an inventor of bebop and one of the greatest figures in the history of jazz.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/park…

Gloria La Riva on 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-29
Hurricane Katrina was a natural disaster made a thousand times worse by the criminal actions and inactions of the government at federal, state and local levels.
liberationnews.org/gloria-la-riva-on-15t…

COVID–19 Testing DeMystified at Community-Informed Coronavirus Testing Site
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-08-29
Minneapolis, MN — For two afternoons, coronavirus testing was conducted in full view of the public, free to anyone, one block south of George Floyd Memorial Square. An open-air testing center had been assembled out of folding chairs, canopies, and clipboards in the parking lot…
unicornriot.ninja/2020/covid-19-testing-demystified-at-community-informed-coronavirus-testing-site/

Mississippi bus drivers walk out as schools push ahead with unsafe reopenings
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
Deplorable working conditions and an immediate reduction of hours and pay impelled 45 percent of school bus drivers in Columbus, Mississippi to walk out on Monday.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/miss…

China launches missiles into South China Sea in response to US provocations
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
The ultimate responsibility for the dangerous escalation of tensions rests with Washington, which is continuing to try to provoke China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/scse…

Spending on Prescription Drugs: Lies My President Told Me #3,475,652
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-08-29
Donald Trump's re-election campaign has been touting that he is tough on the drug companies, unlike the wimpy Joe Biden. Perhaps in Trumpland this is true, but not in the real world. Spending on prescription drugs has actually increased somewhat more rapidly under Trump than Obama-Biden, rising at a 6.3 percent annual rate under Trump …
cepr.net/spending-on-prescription-drugs-…

Mississippi bus drivers walkout as schools push ahead with unsafe reopenings
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
Deplorable working conditions and an immediate reduction of hours and pay impelled 45 percent of school bus drivers in Columbus, Mississippi to walk out on Monday.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/miss…

Significant support for Joseph Scalice's lecture on the Communist Party of the Philippines
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
Overwhelmingly the comments and posts on social media have been supportive of the lecture and opposed to the slanderous attacks of CPP founder Jose Maria Sison on Scalice.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/scal…

Mexico: First the Poor
Roger Stoll | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-29
Por el bien de todos, primero los pobres ("For the good of all, first the poor.") — AMLO 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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/mexico-first-…

March on Washington for Police Accountability
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-08-29
Washington, D.C. — Nearly 70,000 people converged at the Lincoln Memorial to demand police accountability and racial equity across all sectors in America. The march was originally announced in June by Al Sharpton as he delivered the eulogy at George Floyd's funeral. Dedicating the march…
unicornriot.ninja/2020/march-on-washington-for-police-accountability/

Sheriff resigns after caught on tape using racial slurs
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-29
In addition to the racial slurs, the sheriff can also be heard verbally abusing a woman for several minutes.
nationofchange.org/2020/08/29/sheriff-re…

US government executes only Native American prisoner on federal death row
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
Under the pro-death penalty, law and order administration of President Trump, the federal government has executed more inmates this year than in all previous 56 years combined.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/exec…

New York Times Reports that 0.01 Percent of the Paycheck Protection Program was Fraudulently Spent
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-08-29
Yep, that's its big story for the day, although people probably saw the number $62 million in the headline. The program spent a total of $525 billion to keep small businesses alive and workers being paid in the period where the economy was largely shutdown. It was a rushed program that was completely improvised, since …
cepr.net/new-york-times-reports-that-0-0…

The key to Viet Nam's successful COVID-19 response: A UN Resident Coordinator blog
news.un.org | 2020-08-29
Whilst no country can claim to have beaten COVID-19, some countries have been noticeably more effective in curbing the spread of the disease. Kamal Malhotra, the UN Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam, explains why the country's response to the pandemic has been so successful.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/08/1…

'Wild and timely' report details infiltration of far-right militias and white supremacist groups in US police departments
Julia Conley | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-29
"An especially harmful form of bias, which remains entrenched within law enforcement: explicit racism."
nationofchange.org/2020/08/29/wild-and-t…

The Kill Chain: A new era of world war
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
The Kill Chain exposes US imperialism's advanced war preparations against China, with Silicon Valley playing a critical role.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/kill…

Manufacturing a Moral Crisis: Media and Refugees
David Goessmann | zcomm.org | 2020-08-29
Today one rarely finds a report in newspapers and broadcasts about refugees. Nobody seems to care about them anymore. Why is that?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/manufacturing-a-mo…

Reddit moderators censor WSWS article on Trump's speech at Republican convention
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
After the article appeared on the front page of Reddit with over 9,000 upvotes, moderators removed it on the grounds that the WSWS is an "unacceptable source."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/redd…

Canada's Conservatives choose Erin O'Toole as leader in further shift right
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
O'Toole has pledged to "take back Canada" from the "radical left," aggressively confront China, and make Canada more investment friendly.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/cons…

False "glimmers of hope" as California continues to burn
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
Nearly two dozen major fire complexes are still burning, along with hundreds of smaller ones, including a new fire that started in the early hours of Friday.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/fire…

MintPress Is Recognizing Our Essential Workers: Independent Journalists
Mnar Muhawesh Adley | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-29
For the next week, MintPress News will be offline and enjoying Staff Appreciation Week with bonus paid time off to celebrate one of the most underappreciated Essential Workers working tirelessly and selflessly to keep us informed about stories the mainstream establishment media ignore or under look: Independent Journalists. Here's why…
mintpressnews.com/mintpress-recognizing-…

Government agency minutes reveal at least 40 active COVID-19 outbreaks at UK food processing plants
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
The information is not available in the news section of the Food Standards Agency's website or its social media accounts.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/couk…

Promueven Vietnam y Cuba cooperación en medicina
Vietnam News Agency | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-29
HANOI (VNA) — El viceministro de Defensa de Vietnam y jefe de la Dirección de la cartera para la prevención y el control del COVID-19, Tran Don, recibió hoy a un grupo de expertos de Cuba. Tran Don afirmó que durante las últimas seis décadas, particularmente en los momentos más difíciles, la cooperación bilateral evidenció …
peoplesworld.org/article/promueven-vietn…

COVID-19 outbreaks continue unabated at schools, putting millions at risk
wsws.org | 2020-08-29
The past week has seen a deepening of the disastrous crisis surrounding the reopening of schools, with significant outbreaks occurring in schools across the country.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/29/reop…

Guy McPherson: Climate Change and the Debate on Near Term Extinction of Humans and all Life on Earth
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-29
globalresearch.ca/guy-mcpherson-climate-…

Working Hours: A four-day week
Heinz Bontrup | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
Reducing working hours is a socio-economic investment that often brings better long-term health and more time sovereignty. A three-day or four-day workweek is the only way to ensure meaningful work to the rising generation. State or public employment is necessary to supplement private employment. Part-time workers should work more while 38-hour workers should work less.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/29/1883624…

Wednesday 9/2: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: DEMOCRACY
Human Agenda | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883624…

Tuesday 9/8: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: EQUITY
Human Agenda | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883624…

This is not a joke!
repost | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
KPFA members: | You can help! DON'T sign the new Bylaws petition!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/29/1883626…

Saturday 8/29: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons
Monterey Peace and Justice Center | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
Monterey Peace & Justice Center YouTube livestream: www.youtube.com/channel/UCP1w-ymh_t13xi8… | Or join in the event via Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k1NG…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883624…

Monday 9/14: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: KINDNESS
Human Agenda | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883624…

Clean Air and Fire Safety Concerns at Calpella Wood Pellet Plant
Bradley Allen | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
Activists are demanding transparency from the Air Quality Management District and an investigation by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors and Public Health Department regarding the health and environmental hazards attributable to pollution from the Calpella Wood Pellet Plant.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883621…

CCSF Reactionary Bd Of Trustees Send Art Supplies From Ft. Mason To Dump
repost | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
The reationary union busting CCSF Board Of Trustees including Board President Shanell Williams are sending Art supplies to a dump in the midst of a pandemic.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883623…

2020 International Juneteenth Food and Wine Festival
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
Together, we look forward to returning to Memphis, Tennessee, a birthplace of the Blues, reclaiming our ancient sacred mounds of Mississippian culture along "Ole Man River"
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/29/1883625…

8/28/20: 57th Anniversary of 1963 March on Washington
Inspired by Locomotive of American History | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
Whether you remember the 1963 March on Washington where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous I Have A Dream speech or not, the 8/28/20 "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March on Washington organized by Martin Luther King, III and Al Sharpton, is well worth watching as a reminder to us all that the locomotive of American history is the Black Liberation Movement. You can see the rally and hear the wide variety of speakers at www.c-span.org/video/?475069-1/national-…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883623…

Car Caravan in Fresno Promotes Equity
Peter Maiden | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
In Fresno on Monday, August 24 Cars were decorated with signs promoting equity through taxing millionaires and billionaires. They then drove in a caravan through the city.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883623…

Saturday 9/12: SFSU Workers' Picket: No Layoffs!
SFSU Worker Defense Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
Outside the SFSU Campus | 19th Avenue at Holloway | San Francisco, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883623…

Stand with Anarchist Publishers Banned by Facebook
Agency | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
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…

Thursday 9/10: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: COOPERATION
Human Agenda | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883624…

Friday 9/18: A Tourist Tour of the Solar System
Speakeasy | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
On-line at: www.speakeasy.com/event/tourist-sights-s…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/29/1883627…

Help Pacifica- Support the New Bylaws- Do Sign the Petition!
Akio Tanaka | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/29/1883625…

Wednesday 9/16: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: SUSTAINABILITY
Human Agenda | indybay.org | 2020-08-29
Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883624…

[Articles] Invasive versus non-invasive management of older patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (SENIOR-NSTEMI): a cohort study based on routine clinical data
Amit Kaura, Jonathan A C Sterne, Adam Trickey, Sam Abbott, Abdulrahim Mulla, Benjamin Glampson, Vasileios Panoulas, Jim Davies, Kerrie Woods, Joe Omigie, Anoop D Shah, Keith M Channon, Jonathan N Weber, Mark R Thursz, Paul Elliott, Harry Hemingway, Bryan Williams, Folkert W Asselbergs, Michael O'Sullivan, Graham M Lord, Narbeh Melikian, Thomas Johnson, Darrel P Francis, Ajay M Shah, Divaka Perera, Rajesh Kharbanda, Riyaz S Patel, Jamil Mayet | thelancet.com | 2020-08-29
The survival advantage of invasive compared with non-invasive management appears to extend to patients with NSTEMI who are aged 80 years or older.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30930-2/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Transparency and diversity in cystic fibrosis research
Meghan McGarry | thelancet.com | 2020-08-29
In the Article by Harry Heijerman and colleagues,1 it was surprising to find that a description of the participants' race and ethnicity was not included.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30906-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Predilatation and paravalvular leakage risk in TAVR — Authors' reply
Jonas Lanz, Arnaud Kàºnzi, Stephan Windecker, Thomas Pilgrim | thelancet.com | 2020-08-29
We thank Liang Yao and colleagues for their interest in our Article.1…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30618-8/fulltext?rss=yes